If not, I'll be working on something new soon... Possibly a new website that will be setup to track young ospreys that I'm banding with a red alpha-numeric auxiliary band. The band will be used so the individual young birds can be identified during migration, on their wintering areas, and on their home Jersey turf! There I also plan to have a blog to share news about the tagging program, which is only occurring on Barnegat Bay. A total of 100 bands will be deployed. More news to come on this front later this year. For now I'm busy surveying nests along the coast of Jersey. So far things are looking pretty good. I still need to survey many of my colonies over the next 10 days, and look at data from the many volunteer osprey banders who survey all other colonies to get a better idea of how well they're doing.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
So hard for me to believe that we're already into the second week of July! Every one of my posts here mention how I neglect this blog... :( But I know it gets traffic, so I hate to take it down. I post more to my New Jersey Osprey Project Facebook page then I do here. I find it to be an easier way to engage fellow osprey fans. I hope you'll check it out if you're on there!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
This season I decided to put together a time-lapse video from the Osprey Cam at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR. This is just a trial run of 17 still images that were turned into a .gif file. I haven't taken a still each day, but will be setting up the camera to automatically take a still at the same position 2-3 times a day for the rest of the year. Having a total of 1,500 images would be best, since at 24fps it would take 1,440 images to make a 60 second video. Either way, it'll be cool to see the changes in the coastal saltmarsh over the next 10 months.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
|This first install will provide a safe place for a pair of ospreys to nest inside Great Bay Blvd WMA.|
Volunteers (at least 6 are needed) will need to bring knee boots, hip or chest waders to wear and a pair of work gloves. We'll meet near the end of the road. You'll see the platform staged along the side of the road.
If you'd like to help, please RSVP to Ben Wurst. Heavy rain will cancel.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
|A nice coating of ice and snow on the coastal saltmarsh and Absecon Bay.|
Ospreys will remain on their wintering grounds for at least another 6 weeks or until mid-March. Most spring migration occurs in late March. For now you can follow one bird (C2) from Jamaica Bay, New York who is wearing a satellite backpack and wintering in Venezuela.