Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Stream stopped. Failed nesting this year!

Hi All, very sorry for the delayed response on the forum...some miscommunication on our end and I was away for a few days.

Yes, we have stopped the stream of this cam due to limited bandwidth capacity and the fact that the ospreys have failed in their nesting attempt. At this late date in the year it is extremely unlikely that these birds will renest. This, despite observations of birds using the nest and even mating attempts.

As for the camera, it is still installed and we hope that ospreys continue to use it successfully in the future. We are also looking into the possiblity of an additional Ospreycam with audio. Unfortunately, this site doe not present a good chance for audio due to ambient background noise and nearby activity.

All the Best,
Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institute

2 comments:

Ben said...

Sorry to hear about the dismal outcome of the pairs nesting attempts. The wet weather caused many pairs in New Jersey to re-nest earlier in the season. In late July most young should be fledging soon, but some young are only 3 weeks old in the last week of July....
Tune into my blog to check out my work with Ospreys in NJ. I'm going to provide a link to your osprey camera on my blog.

Check it out here: http://njospreyproject.blogspot.com

-Ben

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