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August 8, 2020: Camera is now back online after the storm!

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Belle’s Journey

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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts

Rob Bierregaard July 1, 2015 at 7:24 am
I haven’t seen the little guy yet this morning, but I would be very surprised if he survived the night. That sure was tough to watch yesterday, but that whole process is as much a part of the essence of being an Osprey as is eating a fish. It’s part of the life of Ospreys that was rarely seen before we started putting cameras in nests. As hard as it is, we should not label the behavior as mean or cruel. Being mean or cruel implies that there is intent to do harm just for harm’s sake. Those young were responding to a set of stimuli (very little food being delivered to the nest and the presence of a very small young) in a way that evolution has hard-wired into them. It helps ensure their survival. Nature is not cruel. It is harsh, unforgiving, and often random (had the little guy been born 1st, he would have been just as aggressive as was his sibling), but not cruel or mean.

4818eecc88292926c58414a82c884c71Paul Henry ospreyzone July 1, 2015 at 8:17 am
Thanks Rob for bringing your knowledge and experience to help us all gain perspective here. We are all saddened by the events that unfolded before our eyes and it’s only natural for all of us to feel and express our emotions appropriately. There have been many issues pertaining to intervention which have been discussed amongst us all. There is no doubt in my mind that the right decision was made, to let nature take it’s course. By the way, that doesn’t equate to heartless, on the contrary, nobody feels worse about this then the apparent decision makers. I say apparent, because when all was said and done, and all the issues were properly weighed, there really weren’t any other options. It was clearly pointed out, by experts, that intervening at this stage could have spooked the whole nest to the point of losing all the young. If the little one was saved, and nursed back to health, what kind of a life would it have had, perhaps caged up in a zoo. I remember when I was younger I saw a golden eagle in captivity, caged behind a wire mesh. I could practically see it’s tears. As far as placing the little one in another nest, such a low probability of success would never have justified the possibility of spooking the nest. There’s a piece of me, however heavy hearted, that believes that perhaps it is better to be born free and die free. We mourn for the little one as we marvel at the wonders of nature.

Reprinted with the permission of John W. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Hello Paul,

Thanks for your query, and you have my admiration for persevering. We know very well how tough your job is, including dealing with an anxious public.

Our policy with our Bird Cams project is essentially “just say no” to pleas for interference. The behavior you are witnessing – while seemingly cruel and heartless to us – is natural for many kinds of birds, especially those that feed on variable, unpredictable food supplies. The little nestling does have a chance to survive, but if it does not then that result was “meant to be” by the nature of Osprey breeding strategy. The wonderful things about these nest cameras also sometimes yield the difficult things for us to watch. As you might know, we actually post a “siblicide alert” on some of our cams where we suspect the possibility exists.

I’m copying your note to Charles Eldermire, project leader for our Bird Cams. He may have some additional comments, and he would be the one to ask if we might be able to use your stored files for biological analysis.

Best wishes, and good luck,

John W. Fitzpatrick

Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

In addition, Charles Eldermire, Bird Cams Project Leader, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Writes:

It’s also important to acknowledge that intervening can also cause problems of its own—depending on the ages of the birds in the nest, disturbing them can trigger an early fledge. We have restricted the scenarios in which we would even consider intervening to injuries or dangers that are explicitly human-derived. For example, 3 or 4 years ago we were alerted by viewers that one of the osprey chicks at the Hellgate Osprey nest was entangled in monofilament line. We consulted with our partners there (wildlife biologists, raptor researchers, raptor rehabbers) to determine if the monofilament was an issue, and if intervening was both likely to solve the issue AND not have bad effects on the other nestlings. In the end, a quick trip to the nest was scheduled via a bucket truck, the monofilament was removed, and the nestlings all eventually fledged. In that case, all of the permits were already in hand to be studying the ospreys, and we had already discussed how to approach issues in the nest.

Good luck to the young one—hope it all turns out well.

charles.

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Charles Eldermire
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Paul,

I’ve been to your site—great cam! And I noticed the runt in the nest. This is just normal Osprey reproduction. It happens all the time and you should not intervene. It’s tough to watch, but it’s how nature works. Ospreys almost always lay 3 eggs and on average fledge between 1 and 1.5 young each year. They stagger the hatch so there is a spread of ages in the young. That way, if food is short, the first-hatched (and therefore largest) will get enough food to survive while the smaller nest mates do not. If all three young were the same size and there was only enough food for 1 young, none of the young would get enough food and they would all die. If there’s lots of food, the smallest will eventually get fed and can survive. These nest cams can show some gut-wrenching scenes. The most infamous perhaps was one of the very first Osprey cams (on Long Island somewhere), where the smallest young died. One of the adults carried it out of the nest and after several minutes flew back into the nest and fed it to the other young. Waste-not-want-not at its goriest. At Hog Island up in Maine just last week a Bald Eagle came in and took the young out of the nest. Last year at another nest, cameras documented a Great-horned Owl taking young Ospreys out of a nest in NJ or MD. All of these things have been going on for millions of years and Ospreys are doing fine.

Rob Bierregaard
Academy of Natural Sciences
Drexel University
http://www.ospreytrax.com

    45,435 Comments

    1. Leanne July 24, 2016 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      July 24- 4:53 pm- Air Time 🙂

    2. Betsy July 24, 2016 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      Here’s a picture of chick #2 when s/he did hovering. What, you don’t see her/him? Only chick #1 and #3 are there, you say? That’s because chick #2 went above the camera’s view!! 😀

      • Betsy July 24, 2016 at 4:55 pm - Reply

        Here, here’s her/his wing tip!! 😀 😀

        • Leanne July 24, 2016 at 8:16 pm - Reply

          Crazy 🙂

        • Trinity July 24, 2016 at 8:55 pm - Reply

          Thanks for catching these fleeting moments !

    3. Marlene July 24, 2016 at 4:27 pm - Reply

      Leanne, I don’t know about #1 and #2, but I truly think #3 is Gracie’s clone. She chirps just like Gracie does when Gracie is calling for George or whatever. I remember Sandy doing that last year, and that made me think she was a female, also. However, that’s only my opinion.

      • Leanne July 24, 2016 at 6:41 pm - Reply

        July 24- 6:40 pm- I agree with you that number 3 is a female. Mimics Gracie so much….poor George. 🙂

    4. Marlene July 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      Thanks for all the comments and pictures re fish caught, etc. I haven’t been on OZ all day, and am going off again. That’s why the comments are so helpful to all of us who have those days when we can’t be online. I’m so proud of Gracie that she caught that fish! I remember her doing it once or twice last year, but I think this must be the first time this year. Those wings on our babies . . . phenomenal!! I see no one has fledged — yet!. Let’s see when I log back in tonight. Thanks, everyone!

    5. PattyK July 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      16:16pm Georger came down from perch to add to nest and celebrate! xoxoxoxo

      • PattyK July 24, 2016 at 4:27 pm - Reply

        Uno came over to eat, lil bit moved and Dos helicoptering on rt side of nest. wind blowing, Whadda terrific afternoon on OZ! Happy happy tears to be able to witness!xoxoxo

    6. CarolV July 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      Uno practicing…got some air…..

      • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 4:23 pm - Reply

        Dos got SOME air…..

        Trey got so excited, she ran over to cheer…leaving fish while she had free access!

    7. PattyK July 24, 2016 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      7-24-16 4:09 pm… A WOWEE! Uno had lift off n rt. side of nest as lilbit is getting fed! So happy to see in real action! Hopefully the photo experts will be able to capture! xoxoxo

    8. CarolV July 24, 2016 at 3:55 pm - Reply

      3:48pm………..Now THAT”S a FISH!!!!!!!!

      • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 3:57 pm - Reply

        Dad Wings…..

        • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 4:05 pm - Reply

          Trey’s killing time waiting for table space…..

          • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 4:42 pm - Reply

            When the hairy eyeball doesn’t work…..Trey refused to acknowledge Uno looming behind her…so …Uno was lining up to squirt, so she had to readjust. There’s that stutter in the video, so the poop floating thru the air was oddly interesting.

    9. BirdNerd July 24, 2016 at 3:47 pm - Reply

      Helicoptering at 3:47! Don’t know which one, though.

    10. Paula July 24, 2016 at 3:46 pm - Reply

      Hi All,

      Quick question- is that a new bottle someone (Gracie) brought home or have they unearthed the one that’s been in the nest for months?

      Thanks
      Have a great day and try to stay cool!

      • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 8:37 pm - Reply

        Think it’s the same one unearthed- or unplasticked…

    11. Annette July 24, 2016 at 3:33 pm - Reply

      Is anyone having a problem seeing the live stream? For some reason mine is all pixelated today ?!

      • Paula July 24, 2016 at 9:02 pm - Reply

        Annette, I was having the same problem Friday and yesterday and finally switched to google chrome. It works but is pretty choppy but at least I can see the video.
        Hope that helps.

    12. CarolV July 24, 2016 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      Just some sibs hangin’

      Have I mentioned how I’m hating that right corner? Mean chickies,; wonder what the attraction is over there?

      • Leanne July 24, 2016 at 3:31 pm - Reply

        July 24- 3:31 pm- Maybe they’re people watching 🙂

        • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 8:39 pm - Reply

          Yeah…I wonder what is on that side of the nest. Can certainly hear groups of people down there.

    13. Helen July 24, 2016 at 2:50 pm - Reply

      Both Ospreys from next door are sitting on pilings on my dock – it is really neat.

    14. CarolV July 24, 2016 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      Smooth………

    15. CarolV July 24, 2016 at 2:18 pm - Reply

      Sorry, Kathleen, your 2nd guess is gone(7/23) and I’m guessing my date for Uno (today) will also pass.

    16. terri July 24, 2016 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      has anyone taken a picture of the nest from the ground to get us a perspective of how its situated?

      • Candi July 24, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Reply

        It is inside private property. It is also next door to a parking area where I guess all the plastic and garbage comes from. We were out there last year.

      • Dorothy July 24, 2016 at 7:04 pm - Reply

        So far, this is the only one I could find>

        • june c July 25, 2016 at 10:16 am - Reply

          So great to see picture from ground. your lucky you have access close to site.

          • Dorothy July 26, 2016 at 6:33 pm - Reply

            Nope, found this one online.

      • Dorothy July 24, 2016 at 7:15 pm - Reply

        I provided a picture and it has been taken down for some reason. It was just a picture of the nest from below that shows the positioning of the camera and perch above. Nothing of the grounds itself.Sorry.???

        • Dorothy July 24, 2016 at 7:16 pm - Reply

          Oops, and there it is. Kind of hard to miss. Don’t know why I didn’t see it the second time around. So, there you are.

        • CarolV July 25, 2016 at 11:12 am - Reply

          Good one!

    17. CarolV July 24, 2016 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      10:58am- Landed in blind corner, but looked like George brought a decent sized headless fish. No one was interested for about 20-25 mins. They’ve been very curious about something happening below on camera side of nest.Finally, Dos went; then, Trey was eating. Uno finally digested the tail she had eaten by herself, so she had some room. Very leisurely lunch.

    18. Leanne July 24, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      July 24- 12:05 pm- I know it’s not possible to tell the sex of the osprey without a DNA test but does anyone have a guess what each bird is? I apologize if this has been asked and answered before but I have 2 new 8 week old kittens at my feet and can’t scroll to view to many comments at one time. Thanks 🙂

      • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 4:48 pm - Reply

        Some of us agree on #1female, #2male, #3female. Just opinion.Congrats on kittens. I have kitten envy. I have an aging herd-5 between 10 & 15…rescues/inherited. Just lost my 18-3/4 yr. old in April. Plus the dog-shep/husky handful.

        • Leanne July 24, 2016 at 6:46 pm - Reply

          July 24- 6:42 pm- I agree with you on chicks 1 and 3. Not sure on 2 as I really dont watch as much as I’d like to. Sorry about the loss of your pets. It’s hard when we lose one. I actually agreed to keep these kittens for my grand daughter as she currently has someone living with her and her parents and he has a dog. The kitties are adorable and I am becoming attached!! They are getting a long well with my 2 cats and dog. Hope it stays that way!! 🙂

        • rjoneal July 24, 2016 at 9:20 pm - Reply

          7-24-16 Reply- CarolV totally agree w your statement !

        • Karen DeLong July 24, 2016 at 9:27 pm - Reply

          I agree with you Carol……… #1 has the same markings as Mom and if you look real close (IF #3 is facing you…….), there seems to be the beginnings of black specks on her chest….

    19. Leanne July 24, 2016 at 12:02 pm - Reply

      July 24- 12:01 pm- Some birdy is sleepy 🙂

    20. GinaM July 24, 2016 at 11:57 am - Reply

      Thank you to everyone who allayed my fears about the early fledge and missing Gracie last night! I find I miss so many comments this year. I appreciate it!!

    21. Karen DeLong July 24, 2016 at 10:59 am - Reply

      And brunch is served and Mommy looks to be doing that mantling again…….(1058am)

    22. Karen DeLong July 24, 2016 at 10:53 am - Reply

      (1052am)—-I see you cutie (#2)!

    23. Leanne July 24, 2016 at 10:29 am - Reply

      July 24- 10:27 am- They just can’t wait 🙂

    24. Donna July 24, 2016 at 10:26 am - Reply

      8:55 am fish was brought in and the two older ones are fighting over it. They are feeding themselves! worry about #3 now. George better bring one for each.

    25. Karen DeLong July 24, 2016 at 9:54 am - Reply

      Ho ho! Our baby looks like she is starting to get MARKINGS like Mommy!!

    26. alizarin July 24, 2016 at 9:41 am - Reply

      Susan, on a mac hold command / shift / 3 for a screen shot of your entire screen. Use command / shift / 4 to turn the pointer into a crosshair pointer so you can drag to select an area for a shot.

      Cmd / shift / 4 works best when you want to crop a specific area of the screen.

      CarolV and Betsy, love your videos, photos and commentary. Thank you for keeping us up to date!

      • alizarin July 24, 2016 at 9:51 am - Reply

        Wanted to add a thank you to rjoneal for your pictures and research info. You all make the site enjoyable to view!

        For those having issues seeing the video stream on this site, maybe you can see it better streaming on the youtube site or are you experiencing issues there as well?

        • Betsy July 24, 2016 at 10:44 pm - Reply

          alizarin: I had a post, but I see it didn’t get posted, probably because I had a message in there for Paul, too. So I am going to try again. Thank you for the compliment. And, I’ve tried watching the video stream on YouTube and in different browsers, but it made no difference — it was jumpy at the same spots.

    27. CarolV July 24, 2016 at 9:25 am - Reply

      I.m having video stream issues today. Jumpy video, sound cuttting out. Maybe Optimum having high-demand issues? It was driving me crazy last week when I kept losing wi-fi. Just long enough each time to shut down what I was doing, then popping back. Maybe it’s causing issues with OZ camera stream?

    28. CarolV July 24, 2016 at 9:15 am - Reply

      Lesson by George- Dropped in with fish tail and let Biggies scrimmage. Trey wisely stayed out. Tug-o-war, passed back and forth, till guess who got it. Uno doing a good job holding and tearing….
      Must be Mommy day-out….enjoyed her enforced freedom yesterday….

      • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 9:18 am - Reply

        “Mine, Mine, Mine” I sometimes say the Sneezer sounds like a seagull. Anyone remember “Finding Nemo” seagulls.?

    29. Arlene July 24, 2016 at 9:12 am - Reply

      This self feeding is going to be a disaster for Trey…One was self-feeding on a fish and Trey tried to get some of it and was immediately pecked at by One to stay away….:(

      • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 8:42 pm - Reply

        Gracie has been making sure everyone is well fed. This evening, the fish that was left for them was barely touched.

      • Shar July 25, 2016 at 12:38 am - Reply

        I hope not Arlene, no one else has mentioned this – but I’ve been worried about that ever since I read about how they learned to self feed with the parents bringing the fish and not feeding them. I just hope Gracie will continue to feed Trey….for awhile.

    30. Betsy July 24, 2016 at 9:10 am - Reply

      I guess Gracie isn’t rusty at fishing!! 😀

    31. Bre July 24, 2016 at 8:42 am - Reply

      Rjoneal..thanks for posting the pic of George early this morning, seeing that he looks to be ok! Big Smiles
      Betsy..so glad to see your videos again, they are wonderful!
      Hope everyone has a great day! 😉

      • rjoneal July 24, 2016 at 9:19 pm - Reply

        7-24-16 reply- Bre- your welcome alot of us were worried it is not like George to not come around at least once before bedtime.

      • Betsy July 24, 2016 at 10:57 pm - Reply

        You’re welcome Bre.

    32. CarolV July 24, 2016 at 8:15 am - Reply

      OK…not goin’ batty or blind..well, a little to both

      • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 8:17 am - Reply

        then

        • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 8:21 am - Reply

          Switcheroo – to exact same place..almost same pose. George took leftovers to perch a few minutes later. Not nice to do to an old lady whose foster aunt to the kids!
          I was away for about ten minutes and it took longer than that to find the moments on the video!

    33. rjoneal July 24, 2016 at 7:38 am - Reply

      7-24-16 Reply – Karen George is fine I took a pic this morning fish delivery for you.

      • Karen July 24, 2016 at 1:31 pm - Reply

        Glad to see he is fine. It was something attached to him – When moving his head and it would move with him, definitely was not a sailboat! Perhaps he had a little extra fish hanging out of his mouth!! At least he is fine.

      • Bostonwatcher July 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm - Reply

        What fish? The pic shows no fish?

        • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 6:11 pm - Reply

          Think she meant fish schmutz. Stuck on cheek …..

      • Karen DeLong July 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm - Reply

        What a,handsome hunk Gracie has as a hubby! Lucky girl! ?

    34. Betsy July 24, 2016 at 7:26 am - Reply

      I wonder where George had been all afternoon and evening. He came with seaweed this morning at 5:34 am and a nice big whole fish at 6:20 am and then he was back a minute later staying for less than a minute before taking off and coming back less than a minute after that with a stick and to alarm before taking off again. And, he hopped down from the perch at 7:21 am with a good-size headless fish. It makes my heart sing to see him.

      • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 8:29 am - Reply

        Betsy…Andy home?

        • Betsy July 24, 2016 at 3:37 pm - Reply

          No, no sign of him. Somebody is probably going to call the police to report that some whacko is wandering the streets at night calling for Andy!! 😀

      • Betsy July 24, 2016 at 10:47 am - Reply

        And, I was reminded after seeing CarolV’s post, that I didn’t put the 7:03 am fish!!

        • Betsy July 24, 2016 at 11:14 am - Reply

          Scratch that 7:03 am fish!! George did fly in with a headless fish at 7:03 am, but went directly to the perch, where he kept the fish until Gracie was done with the 6:20 am fish, and then he hopped down from the perch with the fish at 7:21 am!! 🙂

    35. CarolV July 24, 2016 at 7:10 am - Reply

      7:03am- Another heavy duty fish. Trey called him in!!! Too cute! Dos had to duck as George went to the perch. Daddy’s gotta eat too!

      • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 7:30 am - Reply

        As soon as one was done, Gracie called for another round. George let her call for a minute, just to hear her dulcet tones.
        BTW- when George hit the perch with this fish, the camera shook-no light weight. I think they’re both blues. Just my opinion

        • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 7:34 am - Reply

          Dos is hitting this one. Too busy preening and ogling in the mirror before! D**n, that’s George’s boy/-kid-, alright!

    36. DarDar July 24, 2016 at 6:45 am - Reply

      Sun 6:20 whole fish. All got some, course Uno got double dibs. Betsy, your pics of wings and feathers were awesome and thanks for sharing.

      • Betsy July 24, 2016 at 8:21 am - Reply

        DarDar: You’re welcome. And it was Gracie who came last evening with the fish … but I guess you know that now after some of today’s posts are up!! 😀

    37. CarolV July 24, 2016 at 6:44 am - Reply

      6:20amEDT- Let the noise–day–begin! Good sized, whole, I think.

      • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 6:45 am - Reply

        Thanks, Dad! See ya later!!!

        • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 6:48 am - Reply

          Trey’s latest ‘do. Keepin’ it out of reach. She has shared in fish, yay!

      • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 7:19 am - Reply

        As handsome as Dos’ feathers are–look to background right. Trey has been snatching food that was passed toward Uno…right here, she gets the stink-eye, and wisely backs away. Gotta protect the ‘do, girl!

      • Betsy July 24, 2016 at 8:24 am - Reply

        CarolV: Yes, it was. If I could ever get my videos done I would post it!!! BTW, I still have that dinner one with Trey and the big piece of fish … but I’m not sure how I want to edit it — it’s 25 minutes long with what I’ve cut out so far!!!

        • Betsy July 24, 2016 at 10:51 am - Reply

          That s/b “Yes, it was, a good-size whole fish!!

        • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

          I can see the problems..it was a long feed. I’m almost glad I don’t do videos!

    38. Lady Di July 24, 2016 at 6:41 am - Reply

      There was a comment yesterday (around 4pm-7/23) by Karen, with a picture of something (maybe a fish hook) near George’s eye. I was a bit concerned because after that Gracie brought in a fish, and no George around. I know this is very rare for Gracie to fish with the kids in the nest. Well, I am happy to report, George brought in a fish around 6:30am this morning, and he appears to be healthy, and no fish hook!

    39. CarolV July 24, 2016 at 5:49 am - Reply

      About 5:12am.with the chicks still down, you could hear two adult birds having a conversation, one on the perch. @5:24, Gracie came in to the nest, chirping loudly, and I saw what looked like an osprey flying off. Gracie was doing her begging call, as she watched it.

      Dawn watch for George

      • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 5:50 am - Reply

        George bring flowers…..osprey style

        • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 5:52 am - Reply

          George says “HELLO” to the kids as Gracie asks how he is and is he up to going to the store.

    40. CarolV July 24, 2016 at 12:04 am - Reply

      ” Stop fooling around down there and go to sleep !!!”

      • Betsy July 24, 2016 at 1:06 pm - Reply

        Why does that sound familiar?? Oh, yeah … because I heard that as a kid from my parents, only it was stop fooling around up there and go to sleep!! 😀

    41. Betsy July 23, 2016 at 10:21 pm - Reply

      Okay, now I’m really concerned. The last I saw George was when he brought the headless fish at 2:26 pm. He looked okay in the video. Then Gracie brought a whole fish at 6:41 pm. And, George hasn’t shown up the rest of the evening.

    42. rjoneal July 23, 2016 at 9:55 pm - Reply

      7-23-16 Reply- Paul thanks for doing the baby naming contest again this year. I cant believe be for long you will have survived another season with the Osprey and all of us.
      Are you excited about our babies getting ready to fledge soon ?
      George and Gracie doing it again perfectly matched osprey partners and raising 3 this year to fledge god willing.

    43. Susan July 23, 2016 at 9:36 pm - Reply

      Can someone please tell me how to grab a still photo or a video using a Mac laptop? Thank you 🙂

      • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 8:27 am - Reply

        Sorry,,I have idiot proof Dell. First time I’ve seen one with a PrtScr button. I don’t know much about computers and I’m LLLLLovin’ this!

    44. Rjoneal July 23, 2016 at 8:53 pm - Reply

      7-23-16 Reply MD Thank you for noticing the picture.

    45. CarolV July 23, 2016 at 8:52 pm - Reply

      Guess this is the fish count….6:40am; 9:23am; 12:21pm; 2:26pm; 6:41pm
      unless I missed one

    46. Rjoneal July 23, 2016 at 8:51 pm - Reply

      7-23-16 Reply Lessa- Sorry it took so long to get back with you thank you for looking at my picture and commenting.

    47. Dorothy July 23, 2016 at 8:50 pm - Reply

      Last fish I saw was a big one and the two “biggies” got it all between them. Mom took off and then did a fly by later and no clue where she landed.

    48. DarDar July 23, 2016 at 8:39 pm - Reply

      Did Gracie or George fly in with large fish at 6;41? I thought Geo at first.

    49. CarolV July 23, 2016 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      8:30pm–Gracie is calling and she is getting an answer from a distance, so at least George is around.

      • CarolV July 23, 2016 at 8:43 pm - Reply

        Incoming. I think Gracie left the perch a few minutes ago, so prob her returning.

    50. Jo July 23, 2016 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      Nice catch 🙂

    51. Monica July 23, 2016 at 8:18 pm - Reply

      I think it must have been close to 8:00pm after Gracie had fed the chicks. She took off; I followed her; saw her land on the shore (visible on the left). She was there for a few minutes; I wonder if she was grooming herself with the sea. At any rate, she flew away again, off to the right side of the camera. It is now 8:17 pm and she’s not back. I guess we all need a little “me” time, even osprey moms. lol 🙂

      • Betsy July 24, 2016 at 8:39 am - Reply

        Monica: I have a video, from July 5th I think, where I saw her fly from the nest and land at the water’s edge, in view to the left of the nest between those two jetties(?). I was amazed when I saw her do that!! She was there for a good while. Yup, I guess she needs a little “me” time!! 😀

    52. Betsy July 23, 2016 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      No mombrella? Easy … use a sibrella or two!! 😀

    53. CarolV July 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm - Reply

      RAJO and others. I have Windows10, on an AOL browser?-if it makes a difference. I have had choppy, stalling video, with the occasional kaleidoscope dissolving to green screen. But I do have video. Good luck to all.
      I just checked, and I have it on Explorer and my Chromebook, but I don’t usually watch those. It’s good on W10 right now.

    54. rjoneal July 23, 2016 at 7:46 pm - Reply

      7-23-16 Gracie fishes for the first time this year and brings back nice size fish all babies got feed some,good mommy, makes wonder were is George? Come home George your family needs you big guy!

      • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 1:59 pm - Reply

        She looks like she’s surfing!

    55. june c July 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      GRACIE brings in din din

      • june c July 23, 2016 at 7:07 pm - Reply

        closer

    56. CarolV July 23, 2016 at 6:55 pm - Reply

      6:41pmEDT- Huge bluefish! YYYaaaayyyyy!!!!!! Let the feasting commence….Thank you, bluefish, for your contribution.

      • CarolV July 23, 2016 at 7:10 pm - Reply

        I was so excited to see the fish, I didn’t realize that”s Gracie…….

      • CarolV July 23, 2016 at 7:32 pm - Reply

        Wanted Gracie to have her fly-in moment!

        • CarolV July 23, 2016 at 7:50 pm - Reply

          Trey did get a decent feed before Uno decided to play Keep Trey Away.She had some decent pieces. Gracie ate a lot herself-needs the calories.

        • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 2:23 pm - Reply

          oooo…I know! Michael J fox on the Hoverboard!

    57. CarolV July 23, 2016 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      When it’s this long between fish, I keep checking back to see what I missed…….

    58. GinaM July 23, 2016 at 6:26 pm - Reply

      Did someone fledge?? I can’t see all the babies and Gracie seems to be MIA.

      • CarolV July 23, 2016 at 7:28 pm - Reply

        Well, by now You know where Gracie was. One chick, usually Dos, likes that blind corner. I get scared he jumped, too.

      • rjoneal July 23, 2016 at 7:56 pm - Reply

        7-23-16 Reply – Gina I have not been able to watch alot doing outdoor projects and when I peeked in on cell phone I could only find 2 babies in nest also. I kept watching just in case one was in the corner that you cant see but still nothing. I started getting upset thinking I might have just missed the first fledged. Thank goodness finally after awhile there were 3 babies that terd was hiding really good must have been completely on the very edge cause when I say him the first thing I saw was just a little part of a beak. Being camera shy today I guess cause it happened again later on when I was looking. Any day now arent you so excited for them and poor Gracie she really needs a break.

      • Mimsey July 24, 2016 at 7:49 am - Reply

        All three are there at 7:48 A.M. Sunday.

    59. Betsy July 23, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      Gracie and chick #1.

    60. Shirley49 July 23, 2016 at 5:15 pm - Reply

      Sat., 5:14 pm. Have had no picture since Friday. The screen looks like a city lit up at night. What gives?

    61. Betsy July 23, 2016 at 4:28 pm - Reply

      Auditioning for Karate Kid.

      • Betsy July 23, 2016 at 4:29 pm - Reply

        Forgot my picture!! 😀

        • Karen DeLong July 23, 2016 at 7:01 pm - Reply

          Twins!

        • Margaret July 23, 2016 at 7:33 pm - Reply

          Betsy, your computer skills are incredible !!! Thank you

        • CarolV July 23, 2016 at 8:23 pm - Reply

          Got the job for the remake

        • Elizabeth July 24, 2016 at 9:31 am - Reply

          Great pic!

        • Kelly July 24, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

          Lol. Great comparison!

        • Betsy July 24, 2016 at 9:26 pm - Reply

          See, choppy video is good for something!! I probably wouldn’t have seen this if it was smooth!! 😀

    62. Karen July 23, 2016 at 4:14 pm - Reply

      Hope this shows it not as distorted

      • Betsy July 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm - Reply

        Karen: That’s Gracie and I think it’s just a funky feather that’s loose … I looked at video I had from earlier today and it was there.

      • CarolV July 23, 2016 at 8:20 pm - Reply

        I saw that, but I figured just schmutz from a fish. But I don’t like how long he’s been out. Longer than yesterday.

      • rjoneal July 23, 2016 at 9:47 pm - Reply

        7-23-16 Karen I did not get to see the video of Geo at the time you took picture but dont you think it is just one of the sailboats in the back round and it looks like its coming from his beak or mouth? Thats my guess wouldn’t worry until we see George again look and see if its still there. The camera can play tricks on us. Please let us know if you see again.

    63. Karen July 23, 2016 at 4:10 pm - Reply

      Has anyone else see this- I think this is George – It appears that he has something hanging from his right side of his head. I hope he did not get a hook in him.
      You can see it hanging under his chin. If you scroll back in time to around 4:06pm you can catch a glimpse of it when he swings his head.

      • Deborah July 23, 2016 at 8:10 pm - Reply

        I so hope this is not the case.

      • Deborah July 23, 2016 at 8:18 pm - Reply

        I so hope it is only a displaced feather,.

      • Deborah July 23, 2016 at 8:53 pm - Reply

        Shelli

    64. Betsy July 23, 2016 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      Chick #1 (Sequence over 1 second).

      • Betsy July 23, 2016 at 4:33 pm - Reply

        The wings!! Chick #2 is watching. 🙂

    65. CarolV July 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm - Reply

      2:26pm- a not so large 1/2 fish coming in…Trey ate most of it with Gracie, who also fed well.

    66. Susan G. July 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      About 15:05, Baby osplet (panting) turns to look at his sibling wingercizing and thinks, “why are you exerting yourself in this heat?”

    67. Karen DeLong July 23, 2016 at 2:29 pm - Reply

      Lunch/brunch is now being served! And I ? Gracie is doing that mantling thing. Not sure though. I’ll let more of you experts to decide. (229pm)

    68. Betsy July 23, 2016 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      “Will You Look at That??!!”

    69. Marlene July 23, 2016 at 2:07 pm - Reply

      12:21 p.m. – Another fish delivery. Looks like our favorite ate about 1/3 to 1/2 of it! I think #1 finished it off. The look in #3’s eyes when he sees a sibling coming for the food makes me think that it’s #1. I don’t think he reacts like that to #2.

    70. CarolV July 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      Not my neatest work, but of course couldn’t find real tape. I made sure to include site name where I got this, so I hope it passes inspection. And I hope this doesn’t go thru humongous

      Not on this list are BUNKER(MENHADEN) and SEA ROBIN. Wish me luck!.

      • CarolV July 23, 2016 at 1:38 pm - Reply

        You can goto BAYFISHER.com to read about each fish.

      • Betsy July 23, 2016 at 7:16 pm - Reply

        It came out good, CarolV. But, silly goose, all you had to do was take a screen clipping of them!! That you know how to do — you’ve been posting beautiful pictures!! 😀

        P.S. I hope you don’t mind, CarolV, I’m putting the direct link: http://www.bayfisherman.com/fishing/species.htm

        • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 2:05 pm - Reply

          The screen shot would have been even longer. That’s why I printed and re-arranged. Once I started, nothing went right and I just wanted to get ‘er dun… And good idea on link.

          • CarolV July 24, 2016 at 2:08 pm - Reply

            And if I tried shrinking, if I was even successful, the print would have been tiny. I also found out the hard way that if I want to print from OZ. my printer prints the whole however many pages there are! Fortunately, ran out of paper.

            • Betsy July 24, 2016 at 3:59 pm

              😀 143 pages on just page-44 of OZ.com!! 😀 (just looked to see!! 😀 )

      • Robin July 23, 2016 at 7:47 pm - Reply

        Thank you – that helps!

    71. Maryann July 23, 2016 at 1:17 pm - Reply

      Does anyone know if the little one got anything from the 1:00 pm feeding?

    72. Donna W July 23, 2016 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      I’ve been having video problems since yesterday morning. No video. Unable to get the feed and my screen is pixilating with lots of different colors. Looks like I am watching through a kaleidoscope of constantly changing colors. I’m using Windows 7 and Internet Explorer on a 2 year old laptop. Guess I will download Chrome if this can’t be fixed, but IE’s been great up till now, and I’ve been watching since before eggs were laid. .

      • Paula July 23, 2016 at 1:35 pm - Reply

        Hello,

        This is exactly the problems I’ve been having since yesterday morning also,
        I even have the same computer parameters.
        I did get chrome but the video is choppy,but at least it’s there.
        If you have any thoughts on how to fix this it would really be appreciated.

        Thanks so much

        • Shar July 23, 2016 at 11:22 pm - Reply

          I am also having problems with choppy video and frame freezing for about a day and a half, before that everything was good. I have Windows 10, Google Chrome. After reading all the replies decided to post this in case it helps someone figure out what is wrong. 🙂

      • rajo July 23, 2016 at 4:21 pm - Reply

        I have the same issue since yesterday and using chrome fixed it for me.

        I will be upgrading to Windows 10, hopefully this will fix it.

      • NancyT July 23, 2016 at 4:42 pm - Reply

        I’m having similar problems … start/stop, pixelation. I’m using a MAC and problems are with both Safari and Firefox browsers.Weirdness.

      • Gordon July 23, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

        Me too. Only works if I reduce resolution to 144p which is very blurred. Windows 7 and Explorer too.

      • Bostonwatcher July 24, 2016 at 7:24 am - Reply

        I noticed this started happening on my Internet Explorer since the latest Flash update a few days ago. I can see it through Chrome though. Could also try Firefox if Chrome doesn’t work for you.

        • ospreyzone July 24, 2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

          I think you’re on the something, seems like flash might be the culprit.

    73. CarolV July 23, 2016 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      12:21pmEDT- Video stream jumpy, so George did one of those magic landings. Long whole fish. Very good, George.

      • CarolV July 23, 2016 at 1:16 pm - Reply

        Trey had at least 20 min, as first eater. Everyone well fed!

        • CarolV July 23, 2016 at 1:20 pm - Reply

          I was told it was probably a blue fish.

    74. CarolV July 23, 2016 at 12:20 pm - Reply

      Weather…high-mid 80s today..sun-low 70s overnight-moon
      …..sunday-low-mid 80s-sun-low 70s overnight………tears……oh- that’s me going back to work in a.m.

    75. Betsy July 23, 2016 at 12:12 pm - Reply

      Feathered valance for the camera!! (Courtesy of chick #2)

      • Betsy July 23, 2016 at 12:39 pm - Reply

        Or, maybe you’d prefer blinds …

      • CarolV July 23, 2016 at 5:25 pm - Reply

        It’s always fascinating how the parts of an object make up the whole. The bottom shot looks like a palm frond, but it’s not. Nature may be diverse, but themes recur.
        OK..I was gonna go all mystical
        for a minute there! Pulled back from the brink!
        Nice shots, Betsy

        • Betsy July 23, 2016 at 7:31 pm - Reply

          Thanks, CarolV. I was thinking about palm fronds, but I didn’t know how to make it work with the valance!! 😀

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