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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts
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.
Paul 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.
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
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.
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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.
Academy of Natural Sciences
Weather forecast…mid 60’s tonight….low 80s tomorrow….partly cloudy
I have to say that I’m a bit concerned about #1 whom I am now calling Big Baby instead of Big Bully. Anyway I’m concerned about him taking care of himself after he is on his own. He seems determined to be fed instead of feeding himself. Tonight at approx. 6:30 there were 2 fish brought to the nest. 1 was given to Big Baby and then Gracie started feeding Littlebit and then Big Baby came over to Gracie and had her feed him. But on the up side, Littlebit went right over and started in on the unattended fish, so she’s learning how to take care of herself!
6:38pm- Uno had control of the last fish, so Gracie went for her own.
Uno decided she needed to be babied, so she moved over to Gracie, while Trey was good taking over the other fish.
or is that Dos? Only one eyeball at the moment…….me, that is…….
#3 watching #1 get lift off and fledge, yay! Hopefully she’ll be back soon…
Finally saw Chick #1 fly from the nest @ 4:55 pm EDST and returned @ 5:35 pm EDST!!! Yay!! I was hoping it would happen today as it’s my Mom’s birthday!! 😀
Well Happy Birthday to your Mom!
6:14pm….Gracie drops down to lead cheer squad…………
………………as George slides down in front of camera. He decided to feed the kids–on the right
Am I doin’ it right? That’s it Kid……….Keep practicing!!!!!
At least Uno isn’t giving us heart palpitations !!!
16:55..Did I see #1 lift-off???
Uno fledges 16:56. The look on Trey’s face is just priceless. Hope she does well 🙂
Just me and Mom’s shadow….all alone and feelin’ blue…me and Mom’s shadow …… no one else to – hey, does this mean I get more fish?
Scrolled back to 16:55 (4:55pm) and I think chick no. 1 Just fledged…. Last remaining chick is surprised to be all alone….
Here’s the look on #3’s face after #1 fledged.
Saw Chick #1 take off at 16:54:50 after doing some wingercise. Pretty cool !!! #3 all by its self waiting for supper.
4:55pm…………………………………………………………………..Easy as ONE……
16:55:13 A is off Yea
There goes #! at 16:55:16 . We have lift off and her first flight!!! To the amazement of #3.
This a graft of George.s call
This is Gracie’s. Just interesting
Very cool Jean. Did you notice if Lil bit and Gracie’s calls are similar? To myuntrained ear they sound very much alike
Does the graph measure decibels? Gracie’s squawks seem so much louder..Is that why the lines are almost solid together on Gracie’s?
Is #3 well? He seems to be doing an awful lot of sleeping today… deep, faceplant sleeping.
I thought the same thing today..
GinaM, I noticed that too. I rewind and watch this when I miss parts, and it seems like baby #3 gets about a third or maybe less of what one and two get to eat daily. Even though #3 usually has to wait…..I’ve noticed that even since two has started to self feeding a little, she will see #3 getting a few bites from Gracie – and come over to be fed by mama. And of course by now, baby always gives way to the two bigger ones. Baby 3 probably doesn’t have the energy level the other two do, not enough calories. I still wonder what will happen to her/him. Maybe when one and two start to catch their own fish etc, baby 3 will be able to put on some weight and grow more. I hope.
I love how the babies just fall asleep – Food coma! I like this one with #3 – has a stick to rest her head on!!
It’s quite interesting to see how the babies watch where George, Gracie or #2 fly off too. In admiration, interest, or “OH that’s how it’d one!”
HI!…..Is that you, Tommy? Is that you, Christina? Hi! hi! HI! Uo here!
3:24pm- Cue the free-for-all! Happy to say Trey was fed this time…
Now, That’s a big improvement! Rain is gone; nice breeze; sunshine…..and sailboats!
The three amigos….
Baddest “hair” day ever!
I really like this picture! Very cute and very sweet.
Very nice snap.
Great shot, June.
June C – love this pic!! Which one is #3? I can only tell when I see his bald spot. lol
Looks like a long way down..have to think twice about this one..
😀 That’s a great caption June!!
#1 helicoptering again at 12:53 p.m. Bet he’ll lift off within the next five days.
rjoneal: Love the feather duster photo. Like a peacock, but lying flat.
Margaret, re #3’s neck – I think it’s the way the wind is blowing, and also she might have been a little wet. A couple of weeks ago, it was really bare. The feathers have begun to grow in. It’s alot better than it was. I don’t think #1 has been naughty toward #3 in a while. Hope that nice behavior continues.
Betsy, that video of #1 checking out the screen was so funny. What a close-up!
It was so funny that it happened right after Leanne posted the hawk video!! Like, oh yeah, I’ll show them I can be cute, too!!
I think #1 caught some wind on that attempt! hahaha He’s like whoa!
Gracie needs some decorating classes. That material is just annoying the kids esp. in the wind and their talons get caught on it… lol
I see that Dos seems to be showing up more as fish arrive. I may have said this , but I’m reminded of Sandy, from last year. If fish was showing up, you could hear her/him coming in from wherever, screaming the entire way! It was always so funny! Hope our last year’s chicks are doing as well as these guys!
12:10pm- Someone’s getting too big for his britches! Gracie had to work hard to hold on to this one! George just dropped it off and Dos wants charge of it! Good training…..
That was interesting. 12:17:ish George brings another fish, Gracie takes it and has to play tug-o-fish with #1 or #2 until she can get it away to start lunch,
Who knew our quiet, laid back second child would be the one to take the lead?
That’s cute. Dos just came back to hunker down with her siblings. 12:15:00 approx nest time. And here comes mom. G and G have been busy providing fish this am for all.
Trey is not a baby baby anymore!! 🙂 🙁
She’ll always be our baby!!!
Yes, s/he’s the baby, but s/he’s not a baby baby!! 😀
Oh my!! What a handsome lad/laddie!! Thanks for the great shot, Betsy. Happily, it can now hold its own with the siblings.
You’re welcome Jenny!! I’m so glad s/he’s not getting picked on anymore!!
Trey is my favorite ..I smile every time I watch her,,what a great strong personality she has!. I’m definitely gonna be shedding some tears when she leaves us. I can hear her calls so loud and clear…I’ve gotten so much joy out of this year’s OZ. Thank you to Tommy, Paul and everyone who posts and keeps us up to date on the happenings!
My sentiments exactly.
Chick #2 taking off for a spin this morning. Kinda like when you first get your driver’s license and your Mom would say she’s going over to Mrs. X’s house to give her whatever and you’d volunteer to take it … and then jump in the car to drive two houses down because you could!! 😀
He he he he! So true.
So, Betsy, #1 didn’t fly off today?! I didn’t get a chance to view until late this evening. Or is it that #1 is staying to the right where we can’t see?
Monica: Chick #1 flew for the first time on July 29th, but not until 4:55 pm. That’s chick #3 in the right corner near the camera and chick #1 on the left corner looking out over the water and chick #2 taking off to fly! And, of course, Gracie on the right upper corner. 😀
Will the feathers on #3 neck grow back, the poor thing looks bald back there
They’re improving….looks like tiny nubs popping out…hopefully….
I was wondering the same thing!
When I took a closer look today at the back of #3’s neck, it looks like the feather’s are growing in but are the tan colored feathers. If I’m seeing this correctly, the wet look of those feathers make it look worse than it probably is.
Odd. I think it was George who landed with a fish at about 06:06:30 then immediately leaves with it. Then about 06:43:00 I see the baby being fed off to the right of the camera with the other parent in the nest as well.
9:17am- Just like the Post Office-no matter the weather, George delivers!
9:31am- Back-to-back! Dos took charge of that first fish, with Uno waiting for some.I should say muscling in. Trey is getting Daddy time.
Uno got a bite or two from George, then went back to the main course. I couldn’t figure out if Dos was feeding Uno or if Uno was snatching from Dos’ beak…there was a cutie distraction.
Video break-up. so I couldn’t see if a hand-off or a grab-off……
Gracie came home and picked at leftovers, feeding anyone interested. Good-bye fish.
Can we say “Sadder than a wet osprey”?
6:22amEDT- There was eating going on in the l.rt. corner, but that’s all I can say. Saw nothing.
I think Dos spent the night there, too, because that was the last place he was seen and the first place he showed up. Guessing. And I think he’s out again. Can’t see him.
8:10am- George brings in a good sized 1/2 fish.
You can also see Trey’s neck; think it looks so rough because of the rain.
Dos was there for the early feeding. BETSY—-coming out of the channel (;+}
The boat? 😀
And look who just showed up-out of the right corner….is there a red carpet over there? that everyone needs to use that entry lately?
We’re going to have to put a yellow “Do Not Cross” tape over there!!
Okay, Mr Hawk, you were really cute, but move over! We have our very own adorable osprey, chick #1, checking out — and taste-testing — the camera!!
Talk about selfies!!! This #1 chick is a camera hog!! That’s the pecking order for you! Some great close-ups too! Great video Betsy! Thanks!
To our computer techies. On Explore.org on 7/27/16 there was a live chat with Denver Holt, president and founder of Owl Research Institute. He said all “Ospreys have a destinctive voice pattern.”
Is it possible to keep their voices/calls on file? Listening to -B- easy to recognize.
Dear fellow OspreyZone fans: I hope you don’t mind my not answering you all individually!! 🙂 You’re welcome and I’m glad you enjoyed the video!! We were all anxiously waiting for chick #2 to come back and expressing concern over where s/he could possibly be – did some unfortunate mishap truly happen or was s/he was safe somewhere, just needing to rest or needing time to get her/his bearings to make her/his way back home. It felt like slow torture to me and I’m sure it did to a lot of you!! 😀 And, we’ll never know where chick #2 was!! Just think, we still have to go through chick #1 and chick #3’s fledges!! I sure as hell hope they aren’t gone for so long!! 😀
P.S. I hope that other chick found its way home!! I felt bad that George gave it the bum’s rush!!
OMG!! I couldn’t post all day yesterday after I posted the video and my thanks to Paul!! I kept getting this error message: “You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down” I was reading the comments and then when I’d try to reply that message kept coming up!! I tried different browsers and changing settings and pfft nothing — still couldn’t post!! I put a message in the video on YouTube late last evening … like an SOS!! Sorry about that but nothing was working and I didn’t know what else to try!! Then I saw rose’s July 28, 2016 at 2:33 pm post (at around midnight!!): “the date on you text says July 29 !!” And I was like what is she talking about??!! I even looked at the video thinking somehow I’d put in the wrong dates!! Then it dawned on me … she meant the post date — July 29, 2016 at 6:34 am!! 😀 So I figured that’s why I couldn’t post … I had to get into the future!! 😀 That date kept my post at the top!! Thanks Paul so much for the honor!!!! Well, it’s good to be back!!
Actually, I should say that at midnight I remembered reading Rose’s post!! When I first read it after that batch of comments were posted I didn’t think too much of it after I checked the dates on the video, just that she must be a little confused!! It was at around midnight that I had the eureka moment!! 😀
Sorry you couldn’t post, Betsy! We didn’t realize that would happen. We’ll have to find a different way to highlight comments in the future.
Well, I can post today!! I was talking to the screen, so maybe people heard me!! 😀
Chick #2 returned to the nest Wednesday, July 27th at 5:47 pm, none the worse for where(!). 🙂
Thanks Betsy, love the clock. As always, appreciate your efforts.
😀 You’re welcome!! 😀
And when do these treasures get their names?
Bob or Ron
Is it possible for me to come to where the Nest is located and observe the Nest at a safe distance as not to interfere with their Day to Day activities.
I live in Southold which is about 15 mins away. If I can scout the area and possibly build a Hide
I have a very powerful Finder Scope its 9 x 50 and a pair of also powerful Binoculars, I use both in my hobby which is Astronomy.
Let me know and I will do the Observing under your Direction and Instructions
I do have some experience observing Ospreys as I have a pond by my Home where I have observed Ospreys fishing
So let me know
I made a similar suggestion and someone didn’t agree…about an observer/moderator.
Thanks for keeping us updated! I was so happy and relieved when I saw 3 chicks back in the nest!
Betsy – Thank you! I though that was #2, but was waiting for your confirmation. What a relief!
Betsy… great video….thanks
This is the BEST post ever!!! lol
I believe I checked in around 940pm est last evening and I about fell out of my chair! I couldn’t believe my eyes………. Thank You God for protecting our little one!
Great, great video! How in the world do you do these videos? Just amazing to me.
That was a really great video..
Aww thanks for posting. Chick 1 & 3 were so happy 🙂
Terrific video, thanks. That clock spinning by those long hours surely demonstrated just how anxious we all were. So glad Dos is well.
the date on you text says July 29 !!
Your the Best. Bob Is it to late to Banded or Tag them or are they to Big or are the Logistics to difficult to work out
But, Mike I see them as beautiful free birds and not creatures of research. Every single day is about surviving for these birds – why make things more difficult for them by changing their bodies and adding tags/bands/satellite equipment, etc. so we can have more information?
That’s a great video – thank you! I can’t keep up – I saw the chick last night but thought it was the visitor. It’s very exciting times to watch – and seems like they are all best buddies now!
Betsy – Great video!! lol I was watching when #2 came back yesterday at 5:47pm. Not sure who I asked – you or RJONEAL if that was #2. But, I did notice that his chest didn’t have the black markings on it. So, I was pretty sure it was #2. (Thanks to the pics you posted the other day showing the differences).
So happy #2 is back!! Yay!! So, Betsy, are you a professional videographer? It certainly looks that way by the awesome videos you post!! 🙂
Thank you Monica!! No, Monica, I’m not a professional videographer!! The closest I ever came to photography or videography was years ago when my younger sister went to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh to study photography and I went to Jones Beach and laid on the sand throwing bread crumbs up in the air so she could get close-up shots of seagulls!! 😀 The first video I did was “Gracie’s Battle with the Intruder” in May using Windows’ My Movie Maker that I posted on OZ!! Then I started playing around with the different options — animations, visual effects, captions!! I’m still learning!!
Betsy – Wow!! That’s just so impressive!! I’ll have to check with you next time I need to ‘do’ a video of some type. lol Great job! Thanks for identifying the chicks for us. I don’t always log on. Just checking in now at about 7:45pm. I have to catch up on comments; see what took place today. 🙂
I am just so thrilled at how well our Osprey family are doing! And soooo relieved that chick#2 returned safely! 🙂
Thank you Betsy!! What a wonderful video capturing the exact moments of chick#2 flying off and returning! Most appreciated! 🙂
A perfect keepsake of this event. TY
This working stiff appreciates the ongoing updates as well — from you and all the other dedicated nestcam monitors. Break time has been this site since before the chicks were born.
Betsy, what a great video. I was away for a week & didn’t get to watch the fledging. Hope when I scroll down more, there will be other videos for me to watch. Appreciate all your postings.
7-28-16 Reply- June C glad you too like my pic of Bb2 I also like the pics you have been posting keep up the awesome pics.
7-28-16 Reply- Robin I am glad you like my pic of Bb2 all ruffled up you said in all her glory, glad you enjoyed it as much as I did.
7-28-16 Reply- Renee you are welcome, and yes I couldn’t wait to read how excited everyone was that our Bb2 came home ! I emailed Rob B.our Osprey Specialist since I had emailed him earlier that our bb2 did not come the other day it was intruder, and everyone just wanted it to be our baby, as soon as I saw it was our Bb2 took pic and posted unfortunately there were so many post it took awhile before any got posted.
You may already know this but since you said you are new at watching Ospreys I thought I would just let you know. If you click the button below post comment that says Notify me of Follow-up comments by email and the button Notify me of new posts by email and then you will see post before they show up on the site however be prepared to clean your email box since it comes in as a thread and sometimes one posting has 80 or 112 emails. It just depends. I like it since I always have my phone and ck email all day long and I get to see post before they are even on site so I can reply and sometimes it gets posted quickly.
7-28-16 Reply – Nancy T thank you for the nice words.
7-28-16 Awesome feather display fr Bb1 almost like my feather duster !
Looks like an Oscar worthy cape …..only would be printed, not osprey feathers,of course!
Feathers and wing shots my favorite..love the picture
So gorgeous!!! Great shot! Thanks!
Hello osprey lovers!!
So, did the little guy get fed at all today? I didn’t watch most of the day but I saw at one point he got one bite in.
Dear Betsy, you made my night re #1’s return. I hadn’t been able to go online all day. Thanks from all of us. Amazing video. We will all sleep good tonight. I wonder what Gracie and George thought when they saw him. Is he going into time-out corner?
Betsy…this one’s for you………………………………………………………………sailboat……………………………………………..
Trey is enjoying her bottle…….and tweaking tail feathers. Wonder if she differentiates that those feathers are attached?
In tribute to chick # 2 taking flight and finding their nest again ;
“Make my way back home when I learn to fly high
Make my way back home when I learn to fly ”
– Foo Fighters
Probably just the way the feathers are laying, but it looks like a question mark on Trey’s head….
7-28-16 PRICELESS moment Bb1 Bb2 Beak kiss how adorable taken today
Chick #2 is just awesome taking off and flying like a champ ! So exciting watching the cam 🙂 Happy to see the youngest one getting stronger every day – Thanks !!!
While I am very happy that #2 is back in the fold, I really hope tomorrow is a better day for Littlebit getting fed. She hasn’t had very much to eat since about 10 this morning, at least not that I saw.
Weather report: Cooling to low 70s…possible t-storms after 2am., chances increasing toward morning, with heavy rain forecast for Friday am..Clearing late day. temps. mid 70s.
Does anyone know if #3 got to eat today? I have watched two feedings and s/he didn’t get a bite. The last one was about 19:30.
Tug of war today
Great video Betsy, thanks again. Dos is so very handsome to me. It just amazes me that none of that trash bag plastic doesn’t ever just blow out of nest. If it was needed there you know it would.
Aww , as of 7:41 pm Fri nite our little one is alone till at least dark(9:00 pm) Little looks so sad. Uno and Dos have left the building! My My.
DarDar: You’re welcome. And it amazes me, too, how that plastic doesn’t seem to ever blow away … just flaps like crazy in the wildest winds!! 😀
7:29pmEDT- Good one, George! See how far this goes.
Didn’t see Trey getting anything. But it did look like George fed her earlier. Biggies are botttomless!
I HAVE A QUESTION FOR ANY OSPREY “EXPERTS”…APPARENTLY THE SIBLINGS AND THE PARENTS KNOW EACH OTHER NOW…AS WE SAW WITH THE “INTRUDER”
AND THE RETURN OF BABY #2. SO WHY AFTER A YEAR ABOUT THE WORLD, DO THEY NOT CONVERGE AND MEET EACH OTHER AGAIN ?
Not an “expert” but from what I’ve learned…..2 yr. olds return, after spending time in S.A. or Caribbean, to the general, but not exact area of their birth. Nature’s way of preventing inbreeding.
5:25pm…George brings in smallish 1/2 fish. Dos was very pushy and squabbled with Uno. Mr. Independent, I’ve seen the world!
Gotta catch up and see what’s been happening.
@5:32- George brings in 2nd small fish and looked like he was feeding Trey off on the right. Uno took control of the end of the first fish and is busy.
Uno looks like she’s doing plenty of practicing and learning some control before she jumps. Hopefully, no drama with her launch!
3:53pm- Uno hovering-in shadow
4:03pm…Dos landing– somewhat gracefully…
Fish pull. A won
Thank you all for your invaluable postings and the treasured time you give to this awesome site. Love reading your posts, have learned so much about the osprey family just by your postings. Keep up the good work. I have become an ardent fan. These guys are just too beautiful. I occasionally have a few moments to see them in their crowded nest. I wonder where all of this stuff comes from and is there a method to this event to do so??
5:15pm, 7-28-16 KVELLING!, and lol not jewish, but this says it all…..so very appreciating this special time enjoying our osprey family! I know this word from dear dear friends who just smile, hug and share happiness!!
All five on nest – 5:32
17:25 – Nest dynamics sure have changed. Dos is not allowing Uno to eat first. Standing right up for himself. Uno trying to remove the food from Dos’ beak!!
I don’t watch/comment as often as so many others, but MUST tell you, Betsy, what a creative clever video-grapher you are!! Loved your inventive touches, and of course, was delighted to see Chick #2’s return. He/she seemed quite blase about his/her adventure, don’t you think?? Just flew in like an experienced traveler.
Thank you for making this so all of us could enjoy the moment. (July 28, 4:30PM)
#2 returns again………Really Dad?? I been out all day cruisin for chicks and came home for dinner and all you bring is a lousy piece of rag? I can’t fish yet and I cant eat that!! 4:05pm
15:41 Uno up above the cam for a while and landed with great control. Nice.
7-28-16 What a BEAUTIFUL OZ Day!! Kept scrolling back all day to see Dos return,all self feeding, and laughing when scrolling back to 13:18 to watch the nesties watching Dos navigate ’round n ’round! And then seeing Uno & Trey side by side looking like best buddies…..simply smazing day! Thank you, thank you xoxo
someone flew off at 13:19 – haven’t seen him/her since.
Baby B flew off came back and went on perch..pic of him/her leaving from perch for a little flight practice..
I’m wondering if the oldest sibling is female, and the youngest is male… there’s such a size difference. Both of them flapping so furiously… who will be next? Am I right in assuming only the middle sibling has officially fledged?
I think #2 is just showing off now that he has mastered his landing skills. How funny it is to watch his two siblings watch him! Once he learns to get a fish will he ever bring one to the nest?