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Banding ospreys 2012

A big shout out to We Energies Corporation and Fox Valley/Iron Range manager Bruce Sasman for the osprey banding project in 2012. Together with the team out of Weyauwega we managed to get two nests this year. Thanks to the boots on the ground group of Tom Braun, Dave Lemmens,and climbers Mark Palm and Jamie Lindholm we tagged four birds.

Color bands this year were black. The birds in New London were older than we had ever banded before and they had attitudes. A few citizens attended the banding and were all in awe to see these birds up close.

Below are the photos that tell the story.
July 11, 2012
July 11, 2012
The nest is located on private property.
The nest is located on private property.
Jamie Lindholm goes up with camera to see what is happening on the nest
Jamie Lindholm goes up with camera to see what is happening on the nest
Next stop Weyauwega High School
Next stop Weyauwega High School
This nest is located on school property
This nest is located on school property
The young hunker down when danger is near.
The young hunker down when danger is near.
One bird this year.
One bird this year.
Photo shoot at the top
Photo shoot at the top
Jamie holds the youngster for up close shots.
Jamie holds the youngster for up close shots.
Banded metal on right leg and black color on left.
Banded metal on right leg and black color on left.
Scott Bleck gets to hold his bird on July 11.
Scott Bleck gets to hold his bird on July 11.
Mark holds for the last shot before putting back in the nest
Mark holds for the last shot before putting back in the nest
Memorial Park New London, next stop
Memorial Park New London, next stop
The female does not like any interference at her nest.
The female does not like any interference at her nest.
Three at this nest
Three at this nest
One bird in the hand
One bird in the hand
You hold the feet, you hold the bird and I'll band it
You hold the feet, you hold the bird and I'll band it
Because of the very hot day the birds were put on the ground where is was cooler
Because of the very hot day the birds were put on the ground where is was cooler
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Ready to go back up
Ready to go back up
Jamie is fitting the black color band  to the left leg
Jamie is fitting the black color band to the left leg
Chuck Petters has been banding with us since the early 80s
Chuck Petters has been banding with us since the early 80"s
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The ones with attitudes were hooded with cotton socks.
The ones with attitudes were hooded with cotton socks.
Back to the nest
Back to the nest
Life at the top of the nest.
Life at the top of the nest.
July 24th  one young in nest with adult female
July 24th one young in nest with adult female
The other two are out on the lights at the baseball field.
The other two are out on the lights at the baseball field.
Who you looking at?
Who you looking at?