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Osprey banding 2008

The Raven starts this years second round in our osprey banding project. The helicopter, the raven, was the second step in monitoring the ospreys in the New London area. The first step is done by ground observation starting at the end of March and going though October. Each year my friend, Tammie Schmidt and I spent hours siting and observing the birds to make sure they are ok and also to watch them progress to about 4-4-1/2 weeks of age when we can band the chicks from the nest. This year we watched 6 nests with adults and eggs. Of those six sites only 3 hatched out young birds. This was not a good year for the ospreys in our area. But below is the story of those three nests. It takes a lot of caring people to make a project like this work. Take the time to read about the people that made this years osprey banding come the full circle.


***UPDATE***

The back up group banded two chicks at the Larson Farm nest on Sunday July 20, 2008. We went in by boat and canoes. The back up group is, Don Baumgartner, Chuck Petters, Mike Lawton and Bryan Lockman.

Thanks guys.................





All photos copyright, Fisher, Verhagen and Miller
The Raven
The Raven
On the way to the first nest site.
On the way to the first nest site.
The park site from the air.
The park site from the air.
Park site
Park site
The Fifth ward nest site
The Fifth ward nest site
Closer of Fifth ward
Closer of Fifth ward
Flying the Wolf River helicopter style
Flying the Wolf River helicopter style
The Larson Farm site
The Larson Farm site
Pair on site
Pair on site
Larson Farm
Larson Farm
New London sturgeon trail
New London sturgeon trail
Say goodby to the Raven for another year
Say goodby to the Raven for another year
Dan Verhagen the climber from Great Lakes Line Builders
Dan Verhagen the climber from Great Lakes Line Builders
Guests watching for the start of the banding.
Guests watching for the start of the banding.
Up to the nest.
Up to the nest.
Equipment
Equipment
Mike and Abe Young
Mike and Abe Young
The mother is not happy
The mother is not happy
Banded mother
Banded mother
Osprey down from the nest.
Osprey down from the nest.
Guests
Guests
Interested guests
Interested guests
Osprey and guests
Osprey and guests
Don Baumgartner shows the crowd the band he will be putting on the bird
Don Baumgartner shows the crowd the band he will be putting on the bird
Banding the chick
Banding the chick
Brit Roberts
Brit Roberts
American Transmission t-shirts
American Transmission t-shirts
One last look
One last look
One infertile egg
One infertile egg
Close up of osprey egg
Close up of osprey egg
Back in the nest
Back in the nest
The team
The team
Second nest site in the Fifth Ward
Second nest site in the Fifth Ward
Chick on top on the world
Chick on top on the world
Chick number one
Chick number one
dave at fifth ward.jpg
dave at fifth ward.jpg
Chick number three
Chick number three
Back to the nest
Back to the nest
Photo of the day
Photo of the day
Checking out the last nest site.
Checking out the last nest site.
Larson Farm chicks
Larson Farm chicks
One boat, two canoes a Saturn and.......................................
One boat, two canoes a Saturn and.......................................
One  conservation  warden
One conservation warden
The willows on the Wolf
The willows on the Wolf
The bander becomes the climber
The bander becomes the climber
This rope team member becomes the bander.
This rope team member becomes the bander.
MIke Lawton from New London becomes a bird holder
MIke Lawton from New London becomes a bird holder
Parent on the nest.
Parent on the nest.
Don starts his climb.
Don starts his climb.
Up, up away
Up, up away
At the top
At the top
Bird down .
Bird down .
Working the ropes
Working the ropes
Mike holds his first osprey for banding.
Mike holds his first osprey for banding.
A bird in the hand.
A bird in the hand.
3-3/4 weeks old.
3-3/4 weeks old.
Bryan holding.
Bryan holding.
Chicks back in the nest
Chicks back in the nest
Osprey view
Osprey view
Coming down, done for the year..
Coming down, done for the year..
Leaving the site.
Leaving the site.
Back on the nest.
Back on the nest.
All in a days work .
All in a days work .
Pack it up and head for New London.
Pack it up and head for New London.
The end of the osprey banding for 2008.
The end of the osprey banding for 2008.