Hellgate Osprey Cam

You are watching a mating pair of Osprey named Louis and Iris. These Ospreys usually start laying eggs mid April - May. 2012 nesting information: Iris raised 3 chicks with her former mate Stanley, unfortunately Stanley never returned to the nest in 2016 and is presumed to have died sometime over migration, Louis came into the picture in 2016 and the pair tried but failed to have chicks. In 2017, Iris & Louis had 4 eggs that successfully hatched. Sadly the 1st one died from exposure when it crawled out from under Iris during the night. The other 3 died from starvation because Iris & Louis were getting attacked by other ospreys when they would attempt to bring in food for over a week. For more information about this camera please visit allaboutbirds.org.

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Maltiegirl
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Maltiegirl

Phew, I just logged in and saw baby right itself. It was on it’s back a long time, poor thing.

Maltiegirl
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Maltiegirl

I have been busy all day and finally got a chance to check out the nest, looks like everyone just got a nice big meal. They will all sleep well tonight. Hi and bye everyone!

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ospreygirl

Neither parent is paying attention to the fact that the little one is one his back, and cannot get up.

Didi
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Didi

Iris noticed..she nudged it a little..hope it turns over

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ospreygirl

Poor Iris got in the way of the chicks when she tried to get to the fish. Oh No!! The little one is on his back and cannot get off his back.

Didi
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Didi

Louis brought the fish back but Iris dragged the fish across the babies & 1 is upside down..hope it gets upright amazed

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Didi
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Didi

Please turn over sweetie

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Didi
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Didi

Nice full crops..all is good…goodnight to all blush

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ospreygirl

Looks like both chicks have good crops.

Didi
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Didi

They do blush

Didi
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Didi

Now Louis came in with a fish also..I had faith in them & never lost it..all the doom & gloom & outright panic that was perpetuated on this nest earlier today was unnecessary & uncalled for. Trust the ospreys blush

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Didi
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Didi

Louis took his fish off to eat…good for him..there will be leftovers blush

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ospreygirl

Louis, you are a little late with a fish, Rachel beat you to it. “Better late than never”.

Didi
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Didi

You mean Iris…sure not Rachel..lol

Didi
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Didi

OMG..Iris left for about 10 minutes & came back with a huge fish..good job Iris…woohoo I knew the babies would get fed tonight. blush

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Didi
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Didi

You’re the queen Iris doubleheart doubleheart

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Didi
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Didi

The little guy is bonking big sis to make sure he gets his share too & Iris is also eating blush

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Nancy Varbedian

I hope he brings food home.. the older kid gets pretty mean when he is hungry … just sayin.. it’s hard to watch ..like last night

Didi
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Didi

Hi Nancy..I hope so too

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ospreygirl

It looks as if the baby is getting some food, but the older one to try to get the bites first. I noticed that by watching other nests, that every nest has a different personality. The little one appears to be larger now.

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ospreygirl

Hello everyone. I am glad to see that the weather has improved. Iris is such a beautiful Mom, and Louis a handsome Dad. Since I have not watched the nest all day, I was wondering if the kiddos are behaving themselves, especially the oldest one? I saw an osprey fly toward my window and over the building this evening. How awesome!

Didi
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Didi

Hi ospreygirl..only 1 fish today..Oldest was mean as usual..should be growing out of that soon blush

Kasey
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Kasey

Wow, that is awesome!

Miz Hapless
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Miz Hapless

The eldest chick is a proper bully!

Didi
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Didi

Yes she is..always one in the crowd blush

Judy
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Judy

Saw a post about DYFI that the three there were “misbehaving’ also

Kasey
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Kasey

LOL for sure!

Judy
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Judy

Just looking in for the first time today and then with the little time i had looked in on katmai which in part went live today. We had our dear Moxie dog put to sleep today. It was her time but never easy. Guess Louis is having a hard time fishing but I know he will come through

Didi
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Didi

Oh no..I’m so sorry Judy croctears

Judy
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Judy

Thank you Didi

Didi
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Didi

You’re welcome..I’m talking to HNF at Katmai now..he will have all the good cams when they go live..I will let him know blush

Judy
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Judy

Good TY I don’t post over ther but the chat there is crazy today

Miz Hapless
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Miz Hapless

I’m so very sorry for your loss Judy, our furry friends leave an imprint on our hearts and a large hole in our lives, knowing when it’s their time and what has to be done is hard on us but it is also our final act of love for them……hoping the pain you feel today will be healed by the precious memories you have stored doubleheart

Judy
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Judy

Thank you Miz….so true

Kasey
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Kasey

Hi Judy, I am so sorry about your beloved Moxie. I recently had to put my dear dog down. It is so difficult. Wishing you much comfort. majorsad

Judy
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Judy

So sorry for dear dog too

Kathy S
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Kathy S

Oh Judy! I am so very sorry croctears

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