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Louis' strange behaviour since weeks > only appearances for mating & steeling fish...he must have a second mate (as last season) to provide. That's a real mess for Iris. Yesterday Iris and Louis returned 9:14:52... and mated. She is 25 years old, might be her last breeding season here...?


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Ferenz wrote: May 23rd, 2021, 10:46 am Louis' strange behaviour since weeks > only appearances for mating & steeling fish...he must have a second mate (as last season) to provide. That's a real mess for Iris. Yesterday Iris and Louis returned 9:14:52... and mated. She is 25 years old, might be her last breeding season here...?
Yes he has another nest with Star, over near the baseball field which is about 2 miles from the Hellgate nest. Star is brooding eggs or maybe one or two have hatched, already. Both of them were seen on the nest over there a week or more before Iris returned from migration.

Louis considers the Hellgate nest his territory so he defends it against any other Ospreys, especially males. The way it looks, Iris will never have chicks, again, as long as she and Louis both are alive because she refuses to even try to accept a different male. :(
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May 26th, 2021
Hellgate, Missoula, Montana

Today the Raven came and took all 3 eggs.
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Courtesy of Montana Osprey Project in Missoula, MT, Riverside Health Care Clinic, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Hellgate Canyon
Watch live with updates, tweets, and highlights at
http://AllAboutBirds.org/ospreys ;
Watch the cam and learn about the Montana Osprey Project at
http://hs.umt.edu/osprey/
https://youtu.be/NZX8x7B83bg


Congo, an Osprey who hatched at Dunrovin Ranch in 2018, stopped by the nest, several times on this date and we thought he was a possible suitor for Iris. Apparently he wasn't and was possibly accompanied by a female Osprey and this was possibly a nest takeover by the two of them. <sigh>

June 16th, 2021



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June 25th, 2021, Hellgate Nest, Missoula, Montana



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Iris has not been seen in quite a few weeks or at least not at the nest. Some Ospreys have been seen across the rive in trees that Iris frequents but there is no proof that any of them are her except for one of the page member's photos that she took in person on July 11th, 2021. That was the first time she has been seen in quite a while, and the only time, positively.

July 2nd, 2021



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July 7th, 2021

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