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Post by Janne+Ais » October 3rd, 2014, 4:00 pm

Dear friends! I am looking for a real clear sound file (.ogg) of an osprey alarm call. Yes I admit, I want this as a very short ring tone for my mobile phone, when messages come in. I think and hope, I am not the only crazy one here, and someone of you can help me? :headroll:

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Post by Kukelke » October 3rd, 2014, 5:25 pm

You're not the only one who suffers from a disease called ospreyitus, otherwise there wouldn't be osprey ringtones available on the internet (some for free, other cost a bit):

http://www.wildtones.com/Osprey_Bird_Ca ... e_Ringtone

http://www.zedge.net/ringtone/1551357/

http://www.mp3olimp.net/osprey-call/

http://www.mytinyphone.com/ringtone/osp ... 2-3836723/

http://www.ringtonebeats.com/ringtone-o ... -7147.html

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Post by Janne+Ais » October 3rd, 2014, 5:56 pm

You are an angel! Thank you so much!
All the five files are not exactly that, what I am looking for.
They are too long or too soft.
I am looking for the sharp warning call, not longer than 2-3 seconds.
Meanwhile I found a file, which I put on my phone.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... iaetus.ogg
But, as I said, it is not this warning call, I am looking for.
Ospreyitus is a very severe disease! :nod:

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Post by Kukelke » October 3rd, 2014, 6:43 pm

Maybe this list of osprey calls is useful? http://www.junglewalk.com/sound/osprey- ... C7A0hZS-po
Or this sound file: http://soundbible.com/1241-Osprey-Call.html


Yes, ospreyitus is a very severe disease, and there is no cure...but there is: A Further Guide to Osprey-Related Ilnesses (click link) :mrgreen:


Oh, and seeing an osprey helps too. In that regard this Spanish webcam, which I discovered only yesterday, could help:

http://www.birdcenter.org/en/news/webca ... cam-orueta

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Post by Riitta » October 3rd, 2014, 7:26 pm

Janne+Ais wrote:... I want this as a very short ring tone for my mobile phone, ...I think and hope, I am not the only crazy one here... :headroll:
Oh, that is really a delightful idea :loveshower: , Janne + Ais.
I'm not at home since several weeks, but I think, I will take care of the osprey warning call for my mobile phone, too, in a while. :whistling:
Then there are bound to be two or better three crazy osprey fans. :rotf:

Kukelke
, thanks for your great job :bow: , to name the links!

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Post by macdoum » October 3rd, 2014, 8:23 pm

:rotf: Great fun here. Thanks to Jeanne+ Ais & Kukelke for all the links.
Great idea & great variety of ringtones to chose from.

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Post by Janne+Ais » October 3rd, 2014, 8:45 pm

The soundbible I also detected meanwhile and saved it on my computer. Nevertheless: Thank you so much!
And this...
Kukelke wrote:A Further Guide to Osprey-Related Ilnesses (click link) :mrgreen:
... is balm for the suffering soul! It is so good to know, that one is not alone with his pain. :mrgreen: :rotf:

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Post by Bea » October 14th, 2014, 10:45 am

Interesting article at Audubon magazine:

Traffic On the Atlantic Flyway

A record-breaking number of Ospreys have been sighted in the Florida Keys this season. Here's why.

http://mag.audubon.org/articles/birds/t ... tic-flyway
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Post by Kukelke » October 14th, 2014, 1:15 pm

Bea wrote:A record-breaking number of Ospreys have been sighted in the Florida Keys this season. Here's why.

http://mag.audubon.org/articles/birds/t ... tic-flyway
Probably the same reason why there are ospreys on Iceland right now. The first sighting was around September 24, a few days after there had been a very strong wind blowing from the southeast, all the way from mainland Scandinavia to Iceland. So probably migrating ospreys were caught in this wind, and blown off course.

Here's a video of a juvenile female osprey near the village of Siglufjorður on September 30:




Another video of probably the same bird on October 9:




Two articles on the facebook site of Birding Iceland:
- https://www.facebook.com/birdingiceland ... =1&theater
- https://www.facebook.com/birdingiceland ... =1&theater


And if that isn't enough; more reports of other ospreys on Iceland:

- http://wp.fuglar.is/?p=1411 - October 9, it says: "Glettinganesgrunn við Austfirði: Gjóður (3. fuglinn í haust)." (Glettinganesgrunn (= a fishing bank off the coast of Iceland) near the East Fjords: Osprey (3rd bird this autumn)

- http://wp.fuglar.is/?p=1454 - October 12, it says: "Djúpivogur: Gjóður (fuglinn sem náðist um borð í bát á Glettinganesgrunni var slept á Djúpavogi)." (Djúpivogur: Osprey (the bird which landed on board of a boat at Glettinganesgrunn was released in Djúpivogur).)

So there are 3 ospreys on Iceland now, perhaps even more, because Iceland is very sparsely populated and an osprey could easily go undetected.

Here are the official statistics of ospreys seen on Iceland from 1932-2002: https://notendur.hi.is/yannk/status_panhal.html

There was another sighting after that, in 2008 (https://notendur.hi.is/yannk/photos08_2.html):
Osprey - Gjóður - Pandion haliaetus
22nd for Iceland
Hafnarfjörður (SW)
22 September 2008
Juvenile.


And now three ospreys in 2014...

Looking at the current weather and wind forecast, it's likely that they will be stuck for another week, if they haven't gone yet. From southeastern Iceland it's about 1100 km to the north coast of Scotland, and some 1300 km to reach the nearest Norwegian or Irish coasts... That's a long trip for juvenile ospreys, but juvies have flown such distances over open water before, more than once, so that's not the issue. Thing is, they need to fly into the right direction if they want to hit land; if not, they will likely perish over the vast North Atlantic... Fingers and talons crossed for these ospreys on Iceland!

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Post by macdoum » October 14th, 2014, 11:20 pm

Kukelke Thanks a million for all that incredible news.. :shock:
I have read it all. Now,I hope like you that the 3 or more ospreys find their way south before winter sets in. Fingers & talons but prayers too for them.

May I share the news elsewhere please ?
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Post by Kukelke » October 15th, 2014, 12:04 am

Ofcourse you may share this news, macdoum. Otherwise I wouldn't have posted it on a public forum, but silently kept it for myself instead :mrgreen:

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Post by airras » October 19th, 2014, 7:20 pm

bad news. :rant:
forest officials last week arrested two Italian hunters had killed one osprey and a species of duck protected by law in the natural park of the Ebro Delta (Catalonia)
weapons were confiscated and were made available to the judge.
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Post by Bea » October 19th, 2014, 7:34 pm

:cry:
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Post by Janne+Ais » October 19th, 2014, 8:53 pm

:cry: These are real bad news. Why do they do that? Do they eat ospreys? I don't think so.

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Post by Kukelke » October 19th, 2014, 9:38 pm

Janne+Ais wrote::cry: These are real bad news. Why do they do that? Do they eat ospreys? I don't think so.
Bad news indeed which makes my blood boil :rant:

I read the article, and my Spanish is not that good at all, but I got out of it that the osprey (and also a protected duck species) was shot inside an enclave which in turn is inside a nature reserve.
This enclave is owned by someone who keeps game-birds there, and eventhough ospreys are protected species also in that area, the game-birds are not during hunting season. And this osprey happened to be in this enclave where these two Italian hunters were shooting at legal game-birds. But the idiots should have seen that the bird they were shooting at was an osprey, not a pheasant or something like that, and acted accordingly...

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Post by airras » October 20th, 2014, 7:12 pm

Kukelke :hi:
You've got it pretty well protected inside the park there is an area where hunting is legal, this is where the eagle and shot the duck, no excuse, a hunter must know what to kill and what not
should go to jail, and not allow hunting in any area of the park :banghead:

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Post by Chimega » October 21st, 2014, 4:17 pm

Kukelke wrote:Ofcourse you may share this news, macdoum. Otherwise I wouldn't have posted it on a public forum, but silently kept it for myself instead :mrgreen:
Thank you, Kukelke for posting that information and offering to share it. I just shared it with one of the big groups I belong to. :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Post by Kukelke » October 22nd, 2014, 1:30 pm

Some good osprey news from Germany:

The osprey hasn't bred in Schleswig-Holstein the last 130 years, but this year a nest was discovered and the pair fledged 3 chicks.

Fischadler brütet wieder in Schleswig-Holstein - http://www.birdnet-cms.de/cms/front_con ... idart=2610



And good osprey news from Italy:

Some years ago there was a small osprey reintroduction programme in the Maremma reserve in Italy, and a few years later the first pair began to breed there. This summer a second breeding pair was discovered in another, nearby reserve, where they haven't been breeding for a long time. This second pair fledged 3 chicks.

La Maremma da primato: nati 3 pulcini di falco pescatore. Da 40 anni non nidificava in Italia - http://www.ilgiunco.net/2014/06/17/la-m ... in-italia/

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Post by Birdfriend » October 25th, 2014, 9:31 pm

Thank you for the good news, Kukelke. But it gives to many bad news. To much people are stupid and unhuman.
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Post by lianaliesma » October 26th, 2014, 11:08 am

:thumbs: :rolleyes:
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