Posted by Bob Lefebvre
Ospreys are now back in the city, and Peregrine Falcons have been back for a few weeks. The regular nesting Peregrines returned to the University of Calgary a month ago, and as of yesterday, four eggs were in the nest. That should be it for egg-laying, so now you can watch until they hatch and the young fledge.
Watch live here, and there is a link where you can view the nest on YouTube, and comment on what you see.
Meanwhile, both the male and female Osprey were back at the Calgary Zoo nesting platform by April 16. You can watch live here.
Links to both cameras will be at the top of our right-hand sidebar until the birds have left, so you can always come to Birds Calgary for a quick link to the nest cams.
We have now removed the Snowy Owl sightings link for the season. You can check eBird for all this year’s Snowy sightings here.
Osprey by P Bumstead taken Florida 02/10
For the third year in a row, a pair of Osprey on the Bow River have become internet stars.
Birdwatchers in the city (and around the internet world) have access to a bird’s eye view of an Osprey nest via a high-resolution webcam, thanks to an arrangement between the Calgary Zoo and ENMAX Corporation.
For over 15 years, a pair of nesting Osprey has built their summer home on a platform constructed by the Calgary Zoo atop a pole erected by ENMAX Power Corporation. The platform is located at the extreme east end of St. George’s Island.
The live streaming camera captures in full cycle the birds’ dramatic seasonal milestones, from nest building and mating rituals, to egg laying, incubation, hatching, feeding and fledging, a period of intense activity that is all centred at the nest. Last year, more than 50,000 hits were recorded as people watched the exciting events of the Ospreys unfold between April and September.
For more information on the Osprey camera and to watch the nest live, 24 hours a day, visit the ENMAX osprey pages