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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. CarolV September 14, 2016 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      About 6:30pm, I caught the last feeding. George brought a large headless fish.

      Weatherman got it right! We had some rain!!! Was a front with scattered showers and a t-storm ran thru. I was leaving work as it poured on us, while looking south, toward home, I could see strips of blue sky and the moon,,,but we did get some rain over here, too, a bit later. FORECAST: clearing, cooler, decreasing humidity…..75 right now, dropping to low 60s-clear, starry skies…tomorrow-sunny, low to mid 70s.

    2. Redkayak September 14, 2016 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      Dang, we should have name George Dominos because he delivers!

      • Betsy September 15, 2016 at 9:53 pm - Reply

        Redkayak: That’s funny!!

    3. Helen September 14, 2016 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      Father and baby on nest at 2:20 pm. George brought a fresh fish and gave it to baby who grabbed it.

    4. Redkayak September 14, 2016 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      at about 10:00 I guess it’s Brutus waits patiently enjoying the view for about over 40 mins before Papa delivers a half a fish and leaves

      • Redkayak September 14, 2016 at 1:56 pm - Reply

        And back again at 2:00.

    5. Bob September 14, 2016 at 11:13 am - Reply

      To all, Just wanted to thank everyone for their kind comments and replies to me all season. I have tried to respond to as many as possible but not feeling up to par for a couple of weeks has prevented me from keeping up. Nothing serious but enough to cause me to miss some deserved responses. Although we have missed a bit at the end I think you would all agree that the OZ team gave us more than our money’s worth in every way. And, of course, so did the osprey. To all, have a safe fall and winter, and with luck we meet again next year.With affection, Bob from Longboat Key FL

      • Betsy September 15, 2016 at 10:06 pm - Reply

        Thank you Bob. I’m glad there’s nothing serious and I hope that shortly you will be feeling your best!!

    6. Sylvia September 14, 2016 at 10:52 am - Reply

      9-14-2016 at 10:46 a.m. dad brings in a fish to constantly begging Brutus. Brutus started begging on the nest for hours this morning. Boy, October is just around the corner feathered ones, when are you going to go South? Getting just a little bit worried. That child needs to fish on it’s own now. Can you say high blood pressure and anxiety over them?

    7. Helen September 14, 2016 at 10:50 am - Reply

      I think George’s behavior this year as well as last shows a real thoughtfulness, not to mention patience. On the other two nests near me, only one chick is left – no father. George is remarkable indeed!!!

    8. alizarin September 14, 2016 at 9:25 am - Reply

      To help alleviate empty nest syndrome, I’ve created a calendar for 2017 that includes three pics per month of some of the best photos posted and some that I have taken from the last two seasons here at ospreyzone. In lieu of charging a fee for the calendar, please make a donation in honor of our ospreys to your local wildlife rehab center if you can. Otherwise, please enjoy the free calendar.

      Since the season is winding down, I wanted to put this out there before people leave the forum. So if you are interested in a pdf file of the calendar, please email me at alizarin (at) operamail.com with your request. Please put OZ calendar in the subject of your email. I will most likely send it out at the end of the month after all migrate.

      Thanks to everyone for their comments, photos, poems, etc posted this season and I look forward to next year!

      • Helen September 14, 2016 at 10:25 am - Reply

        Alizarin – I just emailed you and then reread your email. I will gladly send a donation to the Evelyn Alexander Rehab Center in Hampton Bays, NY. Many thanks again for doing this.

      • Bre September 14, 2016 at 11:09 am - Reply

        alizarin i think it’s a fantastic idea what your doing with the calendars…i would love to make any donation in honor of our Osprey to my local wildlife rehab/rescue center 😉
        To receive your calendar do we give you our home address in the email?

      • June c September 16, 2016 at 5:51 am - Reply

        What a thoughtful thing you have done..will gladly donate to our local wildlife rehab/rescue center…

    9. rjoneal September 14, 2016 at 8:38 am - Reply

      9-14-16 How about this for fan of feathers brought to you by Brutus this morning!

      • June c September 14, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

        Great shot..wings n feathers the best!

        • rjoneal September 15, 2016 at 5:50 pm - Reply

          9-15-16 Reply-June C You are suppose to be on vacation in DR and you are still checking in to funny!
          Thanks 🙂

      • Betsy September 14, 2016 at 12:36 pm - Reply

        rjoneal: 😀 That’s a great picture!!

    10. rjoneal September 14, 2016 at 8:35 am - Reply

      9-14-16 Happy Hump Day, they are both still here! Geo delivers fish to Brutus who just refuses to get talons wet to go fishing, our Lil Princess !

      Brutus flying off with piece of fish fr Geo 6-14-16

      • Betsy September 14, 2016 at 12:42 pm - Reply

        rjoneal: 6-14-16???? pbbllbbllbbllppptt!! 😀 😀

      • rjoneal September 15, 2016 at 5:16 pm - Reply

        oops date is wrong on Brutus flying in w piece of fish fr Geo posted 9-14-16 at 8:35am it is 9-14-16

    11. CarolV September 14, 2016 at 7:04 am - Reply

      6:51am- Brutus drops from perch

      • CarolV September 14, 2016 at 7:05 am - Reply

        George delivers a small 1/2 fish to his hungry kid

        • CarolV September 14, 2016 at 7:20 am - Reply

          7:10am–Brutus heads out with her fish

    12. Betsy September 14, 2016 at 6:50 am - Reply

      Brutus was in early, just before 6:10 am

      • Betsy September 14, 2016 at 6:51 am - Reply

        Stayed fro 10 minutes

        • Betsy September 14, 2016 at 6:52 am - Reply

          Then flew away

          • Betsy September 14, 2016 at 6:57 am - Reply

            Coming back just as I was posting her earlier arrival, first flying up to the perch before hopping down to the nest to continue to holler for George to bring a fish

            • Betsy September 14, 2016 at 7:08 am

              And, George delivers — a partial fish for his princess!! 😀 😀

      • rodeehansen September 14, 2016 at 3:19 pm - Reply

        FOR BETSY …….
        I wonder what Rob Bierregaard’s opinion might be to THE BIG BRUTUS timid behavior ???????
        And a one-of-a-kind FUNNY ….. the flying off with the household goods and then bringing it all back. Not only did all that debris get lifted up – but it also lifted me up …. what riot. Thanks. Rodee
        PS ……. a note for Gorge: “CUT THE APRON STRINGS”. !!!!!!!

        • Betsy September 15, 2016 at 10:11 pm - Reply

          rodee: You’re welcome!! It was really funny to see!!

    13. CarolV September 14, 2016 at 6:24 am - Reply

      Calling room service as the fleet pulled in (below left)-Brutus took off after this.

    14. Helen September 14, 2016 at 6:22 am - Reply

      One baby on nest 6:19 a.m.

    15. Marlene September 13, 2016 at 11:44 pm - Reply

      FYI, I am still unable to scroll back four hours and quickly view the video. Is anyone else experiencing this? Anyway, so sad about Rocky taking off, but so proud of him. Our little baby, so many doubts that he would survive (including me), getting pecked on the back of head so many times by Brutus and making me so upset and also mad at Brutus. But, look who defended himself and goes on to overtake Brutus in prowess. I am so proud of that beautiful baby. He is so handsome with the difference in his looks. I will surely miss him, and so happy that he has grown into such a successful fledgling. I pray that he makes a safe trip to South America and enjoys his time down there. Hope he returns him in about 18 months to the same vicinity where he was born. Godspeed, my little favorite baby.
      Now, Brutus had better get his act together so George and him can head south for the warmer weather. What an awesome father George has become. And, Gracie such a wonderful mother. It’s been a privilege to be able to watch this second generation of George and Gracie’s family. Saying “thanks” can’t express how I feel truly toward Tommy, Paul, and Aidan.
      And, rjoneal, thanks for the last photo of Rocky. Betsy, thanks for the last video of Rocky. And Carol and everyone else, thanks for your posts and photos. They filled me in when I was unable to watch. I will be tuning in until everyone is gone; that’s when we’ll all have empty nest syndrome.

      • rjoneal September 14, 2016 at 12:25 pm - Reply

        9-14-16 Reply Marlene your welcome 🙂

      • CarolV September 15, 2016 at 7:47 am - Reply

        Thanks for your summary, Marlene. I feel the same way about Rocky…she really earned that name! I do worry about Brutus and her dependence on Dad, but we have seen her catch her own good-sized fish. Missing the 3 who’ve left already. Not in a rush for these two to go.!! Think George stayed almost 2 weeks more last year-would have to check back on that. But looking forward to each day. See you here till the close of the season…..

      • Betsy September 15, 2016 at 10:16 pm - Reply

        You’re welcome Marlene. No empty nest syndrome right now!! I think there was more activity (and noise!!) on the nest this morning with just Brutus than there was with the whole George Family!! 😀

    16. Betsy September 13, 2016 at 11:14 pm - Reply

      I couldn’t understand why Brutus was bringing nesting material to the nest. And, then I scrolled back a little further and I saw what happened first. I don’t know if s/he was having a tam-tam because George didn’t bring her/him a fish and s/he was ripping up the nest and then the wind caught her/him or if s/he was truly just caught in a gust of wind and grabbed the things to try to hold on (the audio on the video stream was out so it was hard to tell how windy it was on the nest), but s/he went up, up,and away, taking a whole bunch of nesting stuff with her … and then s/he was back 12 seconds later still “clutching” some of it!! The broken wood piece (I originally thought it was a piece of Sheetrock when George brought it) was the same one Rocky had grabbed and flown off with and then returned with when s/he was wafted up, up, and away!! 😀 😀

      Going out.

      • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 11:14 pm - Reply

        Coming back

        • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 11:18 pm - Reply

          P.S. I made a video, too, Paula!!

          Even though there was no audio it was funny to watch!!

          https://youtu.be/Oox_lfgMs_4

          • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 11:20 pm - Reply

            An hour and a half later the dried plant stalk blew away!! Hehehehe!!

          • Paula September 14, 2016 at 11:35 am - Reply

            Thanks Betsy,

            It is hilarious.
            I was actually watching when it happened. I think she got her talons caught on it because she used a little beak action to get it off after she landed. Probably clenching to hard while she screams for Dad!

          • CarolV September 14, 2016 at 9:50 pm - Reply

            Sure does look like a tantrum! Thanks for that!

      • Margaret R September 14, 2016 at 11:08 am - Reply

        Reply to Betsy… Your pictures and videos are amazing, especially the one of BB1 taking the nest apart or what ever it was s/he is doing.. Thanks so much

    17. rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      9-13-16 Leanne-

      Are you still with us? Have not seen a post since cam went down. Hope you are still here, it wouldn’t be like you to leave without saying goodbye.

    18. rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 9:08 pm - Reply

      9-13-16 Memories from last year-Here is a pic from 2015 Sandy laying down in the nest of course and Ronnie sleeping on the rim of nest date pic was taken 8-22-2015

    19. rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 9:04 pm - Reply

      9-13-16 Reply- Marlene and all my Osprey Family –
      Marlene mentioned she really thought it was funny and one of her best memories,the eyeballs, as all of us do it was hilarious. I have many pics but here is one just for you Marlene hope you like. Hugs to All !

      • Betsy September 14, 2016 at 12:55 pm - Reply

        rjoneal: And, don’t forget my video (6/21/2016 at 10:45 am Ptooey… Daaaad, We Don’t LIKE the Eyeballs … Let’s Get Mikey) if you want to watch it again!! 😀 😀

        • rjoneal September 15, 2016 at 5:28 pm - Reply

          9-15-16 OSPREY FOLLOWERS -Please check out Betsy video if you want a good laugh. You can click on her Gravatar pic of Gracie for her You-Tube channel or scroll through comments on the date of 6/21/2016 at 10:45 am Ptooey… Daaaad, We Don’t LIKE the Eyeballs … Let’s Get Mikey)
          Sorry I did not mention the first time Betsy with the pic.

      • CarolV September 14, 2016 at 8:24 pm - Reply

        I swear they look like those plastic eyes you get on stuffed toys!!!!If you shake them, the black part would roll……..too funny!!!

    20. Gordon September 13, 2016 at 9:02 pm - Reply

      There’s an irony that the oldest chick who was given the best chance of survival, bullied the other chicks to eat first and fullest but has been reluctant to fledge and hunt for him/herself looks the least well prepared to migrate. Even now, it is relying on George for most its food and is ungrateful for the deliveries. Some lessons in life there for all of us! I hope all of the chicks migrate successfully but who would have predicted the way things turned out?!

      • Bob September 14, 2016 at 10:49 am - Reply

        A very good observation that goes back to what I always mention. These are birds, not humans and will often behave in ways we do not and cannot truly relate to even though we might try. They don’t need or care about our approval or disapproval. They just need to be osprey and survive in all different ways. For the parent’s sake the best one could hope for is the survival of the young. Bob

    21. rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      9-13-16 Gina M CarolV and anyone else who would like to do so click on my Gravatar pic or Betsy’s or Junce C and if you are interested you can sign up to have a gravatar too. This really helped during the whole troll time and if someone else tries to use your name we will all know they cant steal your Gravatar pic. It is so easy CarolV do you hear that part is is so easy to sign up. You can click on any of our pics and just put what you want people to see and if you dont want to give any info thats fine you can still have a pic and no one can get your info.
      The Gravatar once you sign up it is your symbol for all websites usually.
      It makes it is so much easier to scan through all the comments by looking at the pic on the side especially if you dont have time to read all them right away. Just a suggestion. I hope some of you try it so next year we will all have a Gravatar. Mine is the Feather duster pic taken by me and portrait made by Betsy.

      • CarolV September 14, 2016 at 9:26 pm - Reply

        you say easy….testing

        • CarolV September 14, 2016 at 9:27 pm - Reply

          Nope- still jane doe pic…will try again some other time…saw no Gravatar entry….need to explore

    22. CarolV September 13, 2016 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      Moon rising………..full moon on the 16th- Full Harvest Moon or Corn Moon
      FORECAST– 68 right now in East Marion-clear skies and temps hovering right around 66-68 all night…Tuesday- high 70s-low 80s and sunny..”chance” of t-storms early evening- believe it when I see it!

      • CarolV September 13, 2016 at 8:33 pm - Reply

        Moon will be “full ” about 3 pm- so well up by sunset

    23. rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      MUST SEE OUR ROCKY LAST PICTURES TAKEN 9-9-16 WE LOVE YOU ROCKY!

      • Karen DeLong September 14, 2016 at 10:23 am - Reply

        Beautiful, beautiful pictures of our baby…….. Thank you rjoneal… I will most surely miss Rocky.

        • rjoneal September 15, 2016 at 5:21 pm - Reply

          9-15-16 Reply- Karen Delong You are welcomed. I know, I hate we did not get see him/her leave but who knows if we would have even if the camera was working he/she was not coming by the nest hardly and was getting his/her own fish as soon as Brutus came back home. I miss him/her dearly.

      • June c September 14, 2016 at 12:18 pm - Reply

        It reminds me of Sandy giving last look before she left with George…

    24. CarolV September 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      Brutus’ turn to look pretty in pink…………..

    25. Robin September 13, 2016 at 7:41 pm - Reply

      This has been an amazing journey – I can’t thank you all enough. Thank you to everyone involved and I will miss you all! Any ideas for what to watch next? I see there is a single white belly sea eaglet in Australia – I’ve never watched before but may start now. Wishing lots of peace and joy to everyone and looking forward to seeing you all again next year.

      • rjoneal September 14, 2016 at 12:42 pm - Reply

        9-14-16 Reply- Robin if you are going to watch eagles prepare yourself, can be very gruesome, if you think the peckings were bad with Rocky and if you couldn’t handle the whole PeeWee thing then you will soon find out that watching the eagles will not be the thing for you. We have eagles in Florida everywhere and and Ft Myers that nest has become famous now.
        Dont want to discourage you at all they are beautiful birds and I actually started watching live cams with the eagles then went to the ospreys.
        They eat baby ospreys, owls, and anything they can get that is alive. They too have sibling rivalry and sometimes one does get pushed out of nest and or killed, not always.
        If you manage to watch then you will fall in love with them for sure but have to have a big stomach for all the stuff they eat.
        Their are ospreys in Montana area the new site, explore is your best option to look into they have every kind of animal you can think of on live cams.
        Good luck on your new adventures of live cams and dont forget we are here all year long and you can pretty much bet CarolV , Betsy and I will posting who knows what by winter.
        Be safe in you travels,love all animals, and be kind to others. We will miss you and hope you check in once and awhile with us if not see you next season. You are one of the family also so dont forget to come back early next year so we can watch all the ospreys that come to the area looking for a home.

    26. CarolV September 13, 2016 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      Rjoneal: Pic of G&G and stick- alternate caption-“OY! Too tired to care(To self) “”Looks lovely, dear”…………
      JUNEC….See our osprey going by, down there in the DR? jk…hope you’re enjoying yourself!
      HOLLYW: You know how jealous we all are that you live right there????? Lucky, lucky-
      BETSY: G has gotten quicker, as that baby beak got bigger, protecting those toes!
      RENEE: Brutus is capable enough, just taking advantage of a doting POP. When she does hunt, she gets big fish. He’s stuffing her for the trip!

      • CarolV September 13, 2016 at 7:59 pm - Reply

        My posts have been acting crazy. Some seem to be lost but I don’t want to re-post in case they show up…pictures of deliveries of fish to Brutus from George at 2:57 and 4:23. Someone will post, I’m sure……………

        • Betsy September 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm - Reply

          CarolV: I see ’em!! 😀

    27. rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      9-13-16 I just wanted to share how much I love the way the puffy white feathers on Brutus in this pic stick out and blow in the wind, it looks like a big white cloud, which is perfect for our osprey bird, fly free in the wind and clouds. We love you Brutus!

    28. CarolV September 13, 2016 at 6:09 pm - Reply

      Rjoneal–to clarify…I don’t think I said “old” wise one- would be the pot calling the kettle thing-O wise one-yes…just sayinin’
      Gonna have to catch up on rest of comments later- hungry cat swarm circling…….and a dog with begging eyes!

    29. CarolV September 13, 2016 at 5:48 pm - Reply

      Inched thru the 4 hr. video and saw a visit by Brutus and two fly-ins to receive deliveries from George.

      Delivery #1@14:57–

      • CarolV September 13, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

        Guarding her fish- flew out shortly after with fish…

        • CarolV September 13, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Reply

          16:23–2nd delivery- flew out with this one, too

    30. BirdRJSviewer16 September 13, 2016 at 5:31 pm - Reply

      Aww if Rocky did leave all the best; and all the best to the other 2 as they start their journey south! The end of their time up north is close by for the ospreys. This has been by second year watching. Last year was my first year and I was sad to see peewee pass away, but i knew it was part of nature. This year when i saw there were 3 eggs again, I wasn’t sure if I would watch again. However I’m glad I did and happy that all three made it through the summer. I wish our osprey family the best. Thank you OspreyZone for allowing us to view nature in progress and I wish all of you a safe and happy New Year. See you in 2017

      • rjoneal September 15, 2016 at 6:02 pm - Reply

        9-15-16 Reply-BirdRJSviewer16
        Safe journeys until you join us again net year. I know how you felt about the 3 eggs I too was almost wishing the 3rd would not hatch sine it was so many days later(4 1/2) and I did not want to see repeat of PeeWee either. So glad, more than that I should say its Amazing how Strong,Brave and Persistent Rocky was even if he/she had to live on scraps at times.
        Will be looking forward to hear from you next season.
        Love Our Osprey Family and Followers!

    31. Rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      9-13-26 Betsy, thank you for the video Rocky last seen on 9-9-16.
      I found my pictures of Rocky and Brutus on that date save me a lot of trouble going through thousands of pictures.
      Thank you for making a video for the record we have to assume that’s the last day Rocky migrated or last seen since camera was down he was last seen.

      • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm - Reply

        Rjoneal: You’re welcome!!

    32. Sylvia September 13, 2016 at 2:22 pm - Reply

      09-13-2016 So happy to see Brutus earlier this morning begging and begging and then George brings in fish. Later the same thing, but bad manners as Brutus just grabbed left over fish and pushed George off of the nest.

      • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 9:01 pm - Reply

        Sylvia: What a little brat, huh? 😀

    33. Kathy B September 13, 2016 at 2:10 pm - Reply

      So if Rocky has left, then the oldest and biggest bully is the last to leave? Strange this year as in years past. I swear I saw Rocky yesterday when camera was back up but hey, I’ve been wrong before. Good luck Rocky….may you always have safe travels. We will miss our family and hope for safe returns next spring.

    34. Trinity September 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm - Reply

      It’s been a privilege to observe this nest, watching G & G grow and mature as parents. To all those involved in maintaining Osprey Zone and the usual suspects ( Betsy, rjoneal, Carol, etc..), thanks again for bringing a little slice of happiness to my life. I’ll be waiting patiently for the spring of 2017 and the return of our birds ?

      • rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 6:10 pm - Reply

        9-13-16 Reply- Trinity you are welcome but, your part of the family too,so thank you for being with us all again and I cant wait to have us all back together next year too. I am missing everyone already but do need a break to get caught up on stuff around the house.
        FYI- we do post frequently all year long as you probably know especially during Holidays a lot of our family checks in so hope to hear from you every once and awhile throughout the winter months.

        Stay Warm and Safe, Keep Love in Your Heart, Positive Attitude in All You Do, HUGS

        Love my Osprey Family and Followers!

        Here is pic just for you my love it is Geo feeding Gracie and all 3 babies on 6-10-16

        • Bre September 14, 2016 at 12:53 pm - Reply

          Rjoneal: Love all the pics of Geo & Gracie’s kissing..but i don’t recall seeing this one of them; with babies 3 watching, how adorable, hopefully alizarin has this one
          in his collection for the calendar 😉

          • rjoneal September 15, 2016 at 6:06 pm - Reply

            9-15-16 Bre- thanks I have so many its hard to tell which ones Alizarin has choosen. However you can always save to your computer and print out on put on any month of the calendar you want. heeeeeeee 🙂

      • CarolV September 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm - Reply

        YW…see you in the Spring…..if the site stays up, we visit occasionally to say hi but comment posting is sporadic….

        • Rjoneal September 15, 2016 at 10:52 am - Reply

          9-15-16 reply CarolV- Do I hear a negative tone coming from our sweet Carol? When you post YW hummm did not expect that from you. ?
          Things are defiantly changing around here.

      • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 9:04 pm - Reply

        Trinity: You’re welcome. It’s gonna be a l-o-n-g 6 months!! 🙂

    35. Betsy September 13, 2016 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      I have not seen Rocky at the nest since Friday, September 9th, morning when s/he flew in on the “heels” of George, who was bringing a partial fish, and Brutus, who snagged the fish. George flew off as Rocky was coming in to land, at 6:55 am. S/he then stood at the right edge of the nest looking outward as Brutus ate the fish and then flew up to the perch at 7:05 am. Rocky then continued standing at the nest’s right edge, looking outward, before turning toward the center of the nest, eventually flying away at 7:21 am. I did not see Rocky at the nest the rest of the day, which was up until the video stream went down at almost 2:30 pm, and I have not seen Rocky at the nest since the video stream came back online Monday, September 12th, morning at 9:36 am. I can only think that s/he migrated before the video was stream was back up. After going through so much being the last to hatch to fledging and successfully hunting I truly pray that s/he has safe travels and returns to the area, a healthy adult, in the spring of 2018.

      https://youtu.be/U_SAbQOO7Fg

      • Paula September 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Reply

        Thanks Betsy,

        That was the last time I saw him too!

      • Kathy B September 13, 2016 at 8:20 pm - Reply

        Betsy, the young will stay down in SA for 2 years so would not return until spring of 2019.

        • Betsy September 14, 2016 at 1:08 pm - Reply

          Kathy B: Well,we’re in 2016.They don’t come back in the spring following their first migration as the adults do (which would be spring 2017); they come back the spring after that, which would be the spring of 2018!! 😀 P.S. I have a hard enough time remembering what the date is (such as putting August when I should have put September, e.g), so don’t confuse me!! 😀 😀

          • Betsy September 14, 2016 at 1:17 pm - Reply

            When do the young migrate back north? Do they return to the place of their birth nest?
            The young remain in the vicinity of the winter home and generally do not migrate north their first spring. Rather, they remain near their wintering area for another year until they are almost two years old. If young survive to the spring of their second year, they head north, but they do not necessarily return to the place of their birth nest. In fact, they may return to anywhere within a hundred miles of it. Chances are they will never see their parents, or each other, again. (http://www.jamaicabayosprey.org/faq-about-ospreys)

            Migration

            In the fall, young Osprey from the Northern States will drift south following the coast through Central America to northern South America. These young Ospreys do not return to North America the following spring. They remain behind in South America while the adults head north. If they survive the trip south, a year and a half in South America, and a return trip north they will return to their home territory to attract a mate and build a nest. The young pair will not successfully breed at the nest until they are three years old. The Osprey populations that nest in North-Eastern North America migrate along the Atlantic coast, crossing the ocean along the West Indies to winter in northern South America. Osprey from the southern states need not migrate because they have a year round food supply. They tend to stay put and defend their territories. (http://newyorkwild.org/osprey/osprey_info.htm)

      • Renee September 14, 2016 at 7:26 am - Reply

        Betsy, Thank you so much for the last Rocky video (as I hum Bill Conti/theme song ‘Gonna Fly Now’) and letting his/her fans know that they’ve exited the nest! Wish them all a safe flight, for the early birds and for those who wish to remain behind for now for free fish lol!

        • Betsy September 14, 2016 at 1:22 pm - Reply

          You’re welcome Renee. Now, I have the ? song ? in my head!!:D

      • Leesa September 14, 2016 at 8:28 am - Reply

        Thanks, Betsy, for posting this video of Rocky! I think he/she holds a special place in all of our hearts as he has gone through so much to survive. I missed that day all together, then with the video down had several days of not watching, so I was so glad to see this video. Thanks again, for ALL of the pictures and videos. It’s helped a lot of us see some of the fun things we would have otherwise missed!

        • Betsy September 14, 2016 at 1:23 pm - Reply

          You’re very welcome Leesa.

      • Bre September 14, 2016 at 12:46 pm - Reply

        Besty : Love the video of baby Rocky Thank You!!

        • Betsy September 15, 2016 at 10:21 pm - Reply

          You’re welcome Bre.

    36. Rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 11:58 am - Reply

      9-13-16 Betsy- just a suggestion on your Gravatar picture of Gracie I noticed you don’t have your email or anything posted. You should list your YouTube channel. ⌨ You posted it many times to the site. Those who know to click on your picture if they didn’t save your YouTube channel they will be able to view ? your videos. ??. Since your YouTube channel is under a different name. A search ? for George and Gracie’s videos made by you may be hard find. People need to see your extraordinary,beautiful,hilarious, ?musical.? educational, ? and mostly a timeline ??? of the whole season 2016. You have spent so much time ?? ⌚️making. If people don’t know what they’re looking for ?it’s hard to find. I just really want your hard work ? to be appreciated by all. Like I said just a suggestion ? no worries if you decide not to.

      PS I know how to find you heee lol ?

      • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 1:50 pm - Reply

        Rjoneal: Thank you!! What a great idea!! I’ll go do it now!! And, I just added a new video!! (“Rock’s Last Sighting at the Nest”) I LOVE all the fancy icons all over your post!!!!!!! 😀 😀 Love you, too!!

        BTW, the video is all I have of the last view of Rocky, I guess that will have to do for pictures. Maybe s/he’ll pull a Brutus and show up later today or tomorrow!! 😀 😀

        • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 2:04 pm - Reply

          S/b “Rocky’s Last Sighting at the Nest”!! 😀 😀 Got to put ? on to ? ? !! 😀 😀

          • rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 6:13 pm - Reply

            9-13-16 Reply Betsy heeee lol 🙂

        • rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

          9-13-16 Yes Betsy I osted loved the video just didnt get posted before your post I guess.
          I like the positive attitude maybe we will see Rocky again like Brutus that would be awesome !

        • rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 8:09 pm - Reply

          9-13-16 reply- Betsy Awww how sweet, thanks for mentioning me, love what you wrote, now I need to go back and make mine sound good too, I made mine I think a year ago.
          I posted pics of Rocky mostly for you since you said you did not have any but wanted to share with all. Unfortunately the last day we saw Rocky on 9-9-16 he flew up to perch and was away from nest. I do believe we only saw during that one time when Brutus flys in ahead of Rocky and gets the fish from Geo. Hope you like my different poses.

      • CarolV September 13, 2016 at 7:32 pm - Reply

        Rj- you’ve gone all Egyptian with the picto-grams! Love it ! On your phone?

        • rjoneal September 14, 2016 at 12:47 pm - Reply

          9-14-16 reply- CarolV of course, like most the time. Love my IPhone it goes everywhere with me.

    37. Margaret R September 13, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

      I have no idea why George is still hanging around- he brings a half eaten fish to Brutus and Brutus practically takes his leg off and then proceeds to be so nasty to George, chases him out of the nest… I would be like see ya!!!!!

      • CarolV September 13, 2016 at 7:09 pm - Reply

        Reminds him of wifey! Brutus takes after Gracie!!!!!!

    38. Helen September 13, 2016 at 11:37 am - Reply

      Oh my goodness – he/she is back again! wondering if he/she is looking for lunch. 11:36

    39. Helen September 13, 2016 at 11:18 am - Reply

      George is incredibly patient just as he was last year. He is a stellar father.

      • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 2:08 pm - Reply

        Helen: He sure is!! 🙂

    40. Leesa September 13, 2016 at 8:18 am - Reply

      I’m really having withdrawal from seeing our beautiful family! Thanks to all of you who are posting pictures throughout the day of different events. I haven’t been able to check on our family very often lately, and most of the time I pull up the site the nest is empty. Hard to believe this summer is almost over. But it’s been a great season, with 3 grown and healthy chicks, so no complaints here! Again, a big thank you to all the OZ team, and especially Tommy for being such a great landlord. I hope you have a similar moment this year as last with Sandy, with one of the G’s! Keep the pictures coming. I know any day now we may not see any of them again till next Spring.

      • rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 9:17 pm - Reply

        9-13-16 Reply Leesa We will miss you too. Hope you continue check in every once and awhile we are always here and the view in the winter is beautiful the only thing missing is our osprey birds, but glad they go to warmer climate. Love having 2 years in a row and cant wait till next season either.
        2 years in a row and all in all Gracie and George managed to make beautiful babies and as far as we know will migrate and start their own families some day.
        Take care, be safe, be kind, love nature, and respect our beautiful world we live in.
        Love Our Osprey Family and Followers!

    41. Renee September 13, 2016 at 7:42 am - Reply

      ‘the faces are blurred to protect the innocent..’ Lol, Brutas doen’t want us to see her calling for nest service! Seriously though shouldn’t she be more independent and taking care of herself? At this rate George will never get her to leave!

      • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 2:10 pm - Reply

        Renee: I don’t think she’s caught her own fish in days!! S/he’s enjoying the comforts of home!! 😀

    42. Helen September 13, 2016 at 7:20 am - Reply

      One chick on nest at 7:20 am

    43. Betsy September 13, 2016 at 7:07 am - Reply

      Well, Brutus is still here. After flying to the perch at 6:48 am, she hopped down to the nest, screeching for George I would imagine — her/his beak was flapping a mile a minute!! The sound came back late last evening and then cut out some time in the wee hours of the morning.

      • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 8:55 am - Reply

        And, so is George. Brutus was in and out a couple of times, returning to the nest again at 8:26 am. George delivered a fish to her/him a few seconds later.

    44. CarolV September 13, 2016 at 4:59 am - Reply

      Was a chilly night for us here–mid 50s on our fork- someplaces below that. North Fork looked a bit warmer in the 60s- clear starry skies,,,Forecast- sunny, mid 70s…wondering if anyone spotted Rocky yesterday; I did not ..

      • rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 10:23 am - Reply

        9-13-16 reply- CarolV my weather reporter and spokesperson 50s YIKES! that winter weather to me, thanks again 🙂

        • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 2:07 pm - Reply

          rjoneal: I love this weather!! refreshing!!

          Thanks, CarolV, for the weather update!!

          • rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 6:23 pm - Reply

            9-13-16 Reply- Betsy refreshing my hiney, I will keep warm hot sunny days thank you! I figure I grew up in the snow and winter for half my life and now for the other half I will keep my hiney in Florida. BTW I look at like I have the best of both worlds can I can drive 2-4 hrs away and be in the mountains with the cold weather if I really get to missing it.
            Love that we can express our own opinion and dont have to agree just respect each others thoughts.
            Hugs

            • Betsy September 14, 2016 at 1:27 pm

              😀

        • CarolV September 13, 2016 at 8:38 pm - Reply

          I’m a cool weather person- don’t need a jacket on a sunny day till about 45 degrees. Heat and humidity do me in…and not a snow bunny!!!!!!

    45. Betsy September 13, 2016 at 12:47 am - Reply

      At 14:29, a juvenile flew low over the nest … most likely it was Brutus, who had been frequently on the nest looking for a handout, flying around — probably looking for George to get her/him a fish!! 😀 I didn’t see Brutus bring her/his own fish to the nest today. All the fish s/he ate today were delivered by George!!

    46. Marlene September 12, 2016 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      I could not see when I scrolled back, but I saw that George brought Brutus a nice size fish at 18:33. I didn’t see Rocky, but I was in a rush. Please keep me posted tomorrow, as I won’t be home until late. Thanks, everyone.

    47. rjoneal September 12, 2016 at 8:38 pm - Reply

      9-12-16 Betsy-It seems the last pic I have of Rocky is on 9-6-16 but I think I remember seeing him fly up to perch maybe on 9-7-16 wondering what date you have last confirmed seeing Rocky for my records? Do you have 9-6-16 or 9-7-16 ?
      I dont think we are going to see Rocky again pretty sure Rocky already left.

      • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 2:13 pm - Reply

        rjoneal: Rocky is 9/9/16 in the am. See my posts (and video) above!! 🙂

    48. rjoneal September 12, 2016 at 8:34 pm - Reply

      Reply- TO ALL OSPREY FOLLOWERS- Rocky has not been seen today,pretty sure already migrated. So many comments on its Rocky at the nest so here is a pic of Rocky on the left with wings open w fish and Brutus on the right.
      NOTICE- Rockys head is so much whiter and there is very little black streaks on head,now look at Brutus lots of black streaks on the head and look at how different the black markings are around Rockys eyes and Brutus eyes very different.
      Hope the can fix the audio soon it is just not the same without it.
      Love my Opsrey Family and Followers!

      Dont know what happen but pic did not show up on first post so here it is!

      • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 2:14 pm - Reply

        rjoneal: I really like this picture!!

        • rjoneal September 14, 2016 at 12:51 pm - Reply

          9-14-16 Reply- Betsy tks 🙂 I thought it was a good one to show the difference -real obvious in this pic but we dont always have the right views to look at the top of head, so you must try to look at all markings and I as I mentioned before, by now all of mostly know them by their sounds and behavior patters too.

      • Redkayak September 14, 2016 at 9:37 am - Reply

        ah I see it now. This was very helpful. Once Rocky’s neck feathers grew back I was kind of clueless about the who’s who. Thank you.

        • rjoneal September 14, 2016 at 12:54 pm - Reply

          9-14-16 Reply -Redkayak your welcome, I think this is the first time you have ever commented to me this year. I was wondering why but I enjoyed reading your comments and glad you are with us.
          Love our Osprey Family and Followers !

    49. rjoneal September 12, 2016 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      Reply- TO ALL OSPREY FOLLOWERS- Rocky has not been seen today,pretty sure already migrated. So many comments on its Rocky at the nest so here is a pic of Rocky on the left with wings open w fish and Brutus on the right.
      NOTICE- Rockys head is so much whiter and there is very little black streaks on head,now look at Brutus lots of black streaks on the head and look at how different the black markings are around Rockys eyes and Brutus eyes very different.
      Hope the can fix the audio soon it is just not the same without it.
      Love my Opsrey Family and Followers!

    50. CarolV September 12, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      6:33pm–I’m here! I’m here!!!!!!

      • CarolV September 12, 2016 at 6:43 pm - Reply

        Thanks DAD!!!!!!!!

      • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 11:41 pm - Reply

        CarolV: Who could miss Brutus with that voice … constantly hollering!! It was kinda nice when the audio was out!!! 😀 😀 😀

    51. CarolV September 12, 2016 at 5:53 pm - Reply

      5:15pm….George drops off a fish to Brutus, who has been bouncing in and out this afternoon. Got the usual grateful reception.

      • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 2:15 pm - Reply

        CarolV: Looked awfully close to the toes!! 😀

    52. rjoneal September 12, 2016 at 5:17 pm - Reply

      9-12-16 Aidan & Paul I am sure you know this but just in case I had sound earlier when video came up this am now no sound. Just FYI thanks

    53. CarolV September 12, 2016 at 4:34 pm - Reply

      Brutus showing us that beautiful head-do in between complaining..(feather-do?)……good shadow of tower/nest across the house on left…………

      • rjoneal September 12, 2016 at 5:20 pm - Reply

        9-12-16 Reply- CarolV What a Quink-A- Dinkie I took same pic and noted the tower and platform shadow as well. You know the season changing by the reflections of the shadows and time of day.

      • LynD September 12, 2016 at 7:12 pm - Reply

        Very cool picture you captured with the shadow of the nest and tower and our #1 baby. Kudos!

    54. Redkayak September 12, 2016 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      Test post

      • rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 9:18 pm - Reply

        9-13-16 Reply- Redkayak test worked your up and running haaaa 🙂

    55. GinaM September 12, 2016 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      I don’t know what I am seeing- they seem to be the live feed- but Silent Movies. I saw George and the two kids. I hope it was today.

    56. helen September 12, 2016 at 3:41 pm - Reply

      I think George is doing what he did last year – waiting until the last little one is ready to go.

    57. helen September 12, 2016 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      I think George 15:20

      • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 12:57 am - Reply

        helen: It was Brutus calling and calling for George to bring a fish. Good thing the sound wasn’t working!! (Saw her beak constantly moving!!) 😀 😀

    58. Joan Epro September 12, 2016 at 3:20 pm - Reply

      Thank you all for sharing your knowledge and photos and humor. I’ve very much enjoyed lurking on this site and will look forward to see the further adventures of
      G & G. Cheers to all.

    59. Sylvia September 12, 2016 at 3:10 pm - Reply

      So glad that I did not see the ‘hater’s” comments, have missed a lot. BUT… so enjoy all the lovely comments, pictures and videos supplied. Just too busy and almost constantly on the road so just sometimes get a chance to have a ‘look-see’ at the nest and catch up. Thank you everyone!

    60. rjoneal September 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm - Reply

      9-12-16 To All I have not seen Rocky since video came back up if anyone has please post. The only ones I have seen is George and Brutus. Of course Geo brings fish for breakfast and then again for lunch. Brutus is never going to leave if Geo keeps feeding. At first I thought Geo was doing it so maybe he could get Brutus all fueled up to go so they can migrate but looks like Brutus is going to mild this as long as Geo provideds.

      • Betsy September 12, 2016 at 11:18 pm - Reply

        rjoneal: I did not see Rocky all day since the feed came back up, either, just Brutus and George. Yup, George kept bringing fish, even after your post … he brought Brutus a partial fish at 15:13, a whole fish at 17:15 and then was back with another whole fish at 17:18 and then either kept it on hold or caught another, because he brought another whole fish at 18:33!!

    61. Betsy September 12, 2016 at 1:24 pm - Reply

      Paul or Aidan: First of all thank you for getting the video stream up and running. But, it seems like you can’t win!! In case you’re not already aware, and if you’re not, before it becomes another 1 1/2 days before someone notices, there is no sound!!

      • Betsy September 12, 2016 at 1:27 pm - Reply

        BTW, it cut out at 12:02:46 — the second 12:02:46!!

    62. CarolV September 12, 2016 at 1:24 pm - Reply

      @13:09…….Looks like a chunk of fish with roll reversal…..George drops from perch as Brutus comes in like a speeding bullet

      • CarolV September 12, 2016 at 1:25 pm - Reply

        Stays in nest to eat it up to the last fin……….

        I’m not getting audio…is it me?

        • Paula September 12, 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

          I’m not getting audio either. You can on Yuotube.

    63. CarolV September 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      I’d just like to say, in defense of Brutus, we were much more sympathetic last year, with Sandy’s reluctance to leave! Guess we are all a little “prejudiced” toward B as she started out as a “bully” in her need to survive…. She’s been surpassed in so many ways by the younger 2, but we have little sympathy left for her. I’m just glad she’s still here. I’m hoping to see Rocky, too. George was in already
      Although I may get “dinged” for the whole human emotion thing, I thought B seemed lonely when G dropped off the fish and when she dropped by later. Even with the fish, she sat and looked around; later she sat and called. I wonder if R is here. Not having those little preview pictures on the scrollback bar makes it difficult to spot activity. Once again–not complaining, just explaining.

      • HollyW September 12, 2016 at 8:26 pm - Reply

        I’m glad they are still here! I was away for the month of Aug.,part of Sept. and really missed them! I’m head over heals for Rocky..always route for that underdog,lol I’m so glad that name was chosen for him..it’s what I called him from the beginning, guess I just wasn’t the 1st person to enter it in the contest,lol. It’s hard for me top tell them apart from the nest and the top of pine tree one of them sits in behind my house..I can certainly hear whoever it is loud and clear though! I hope they all have a safe trip south and we will see them again next year.
        I’m so grateful for all the videos,comments and posts that everyone made..it took my a while, but I was able to go back and catch up on what I missed while I was on vacation. Thank you all for being so dedicated and diligent…HollyW

        • rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 9:34 pm - Reply

          9-13-16 Reply- HollyW Sorry to hear that you entered that name in contest and you did not get anything? That does not seem right now does it? Hummm If you filled out the form and entered the name and they chose the name you entered than even if someone else enter the same name you would think they would divide the prize between the ones that chose the name. I know its not about prizes we are blessed that Paul and all the others started this for us but kinda makes you feel unheard.
          We are with you HollyW and glad you didn’t get mad about it and took the high road, that isa positive thinker and in my book it will bring you good fortune in the end.
          We will miss you too thank goodness this year we were able to post pics and videos and links w info so now during the winter we can always go back like looking in a photo album and remembering how and what we were feeling at the time of the pic. Yes, I guess I am telling my age as Betsy and CarolV would say photo album younger generation well they do not know what that is or don’t need.
          Remember we are here all year round as I have said so feel free to check in especially on Holidays. Until next season I wish happiness,good health,and hope you know Kindness is contagious and you have a lot to spread with that positive attitude of yours, so you go and make the world, Ok just your area a happier place to be.
          Love Our Osprey Family and Followers!

      • Betsy September 12, 2016 at 11:21 pm - Reply

        CarolV: I thought it was just me with no preview pictures on the scroll bar!! 😀

        • Rjoneal September 13, 2016 at 11:07 am - Reply

          9-13-16 reply-Betsy same problem here too in the scroll bar. Someone mention that they got sound when they viewed on YouTube but when I go to YouTube there is no sound so I don’t know how they’re doing that. I think they just were watching YouTube during the time the sound was up as you mentioned it’s kind of been going on and off on and off since the cam came back up.

          • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 2:19 pm - Reply

            Rjoneal: The sound came back briefly after it cut out the first time at 12:02:46 and then it was back late in the evening until sometime in the wee hours of the morning. But, believe me, I tried YouTube and different browsers, including the hated IE, and no sound!!

    64. DarDar September 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      Brutus came on nest at 12:32 and stayed about 10 minutes screaming for lunch. No audio now but you could tell he was yelling but to no avail yet.

    65. Redkayak September 12, 2016 at 12:48 pm - Reply

      Someone landed and stayed about 10 mins at 12:32 today

    66. Helen September 12, 2016 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      Latest right now on the nest – 12:33

    67. Helen September 12, 2016 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      Right now on the nest – 12:33

    68. Helen September 12, 2016 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      Last sighting I had of baby was at 10:19 am

    69. CarolV September 12, 2016 at 12:06 pm - Reply

      We have lift off! I’m not sure how long it’s been up, but times on latest footage is current. Rewind is a little difficult because you can’t “pre-view” along bottom as you scroll. And a little jumpy on the streaming. BUT not complaining! Thanks to admin for getting the job well done!!!!!!!
      @10:15amEDT- Brutus jumped down from perch as George came in with a fish. George was right back out. Brutus hung for a few minutes and took off.

      • CarolV September 12, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

        George does a drop and dash……

        • CarolV September 12, 2016 at 12:08 pm - Reply

          Brutus takes it to go

          • CarolV September 12, 2016 at 12:48 pm - Reply

            About 12:35pm- Looks like Brutus in briefly. No audio, but she was calling. Stayed about 5 mins.

    70. Betsy September 12, 2016 at 11:47 am - Reply

      GinaM: While the stream was down, I was getting caught up on comments (well, that I hope to do as a separate post!!) and I saw your comment of August 24, 2016 at 7:45 pm: “I love the way the nest looks right now. I would post a photo but mine don’t upload. There is a fish on the left, ignored. Baby#3 is eating on the right and between bites, she makes the same cries she makes when Gracie feeds her. 🙂 ” (It was Brutus eating, though!! 🙂 ) I hope you don’t mind but I’m posting a picture of what I hope you wanted to post.

    71. Kathy B September 12, 2016 at 11:39 am - Reply

      Rocky still here and on nest at 10:15am….yelling for food I presume ! Glad he’s still here. 2 hour loop, not 4 yet.

      • rjoneal September 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm - Reply

        9-12-16 Reply- Kathy B Not Rocky, it is Brutus so far Rocky has not been spotted only Brutus and George.

      • Robin September 12, 2016 at 7:47 pm - Reply

        Oh! I would love to see him – thank you for posting!

      • Betsy September 13, 2016 at 1:06 am - Reply

        Kathy B: That was Brutus.Rocky wasn’t to the nest since the video stream came back in the morning.

    72. DarDar September 12, 2016 at 11:32 am - Reply

      Yeah! Cam back up this Mon am . Don’t know when but its good to see and thanks for all fixit dedication. No sounds of Osprey yet at 11:30 am but still hoping.

      • DarDar September 12, 2016 at 11:36 am - Reply

        I do hear something like a generator running. Hermine may have kicked some but around the nest area.

        • HollyW September 12, 2016 at 8:10 pm - Reply

          They are doing a bulkhead project at a neighbor’s to left of nest on Spring Pond. I saw the equipment there on my walk this a.m. No one was on the nest when I walked under it

    73. Betsy September 12, 2016 at 11:17 am - Reply
    74. rjoneal September 12, 2016 at 10:09 am - Reply

      9-12-16 THANK YOU OSPREY ZONE ! We got live feed it appears have not seen any birds yet but staying positive we will it is 10:00am

    75. Bre September 11, 2016 at 9:11 pm - Reply

      Poem..

      I Look for you in rainbow spectrum,
      In Osprey feathers as i collect them,
      You bring light, a delight,
      When bright moon glows, i hear your
      calls in echoing tone,
      A gentle heart and powerful soul,
      Let your magical path unfold.
      By the sea,i saunter and think,
      The tides slip into wild coves
      I search the ski’s, emptiest horizons,
      As the gawking gulls circle windy
      Tempest of confusions complexity is your
      Osprey beauty
      Simplicity your mystery
      Interdependence sustains you
      Your delicate eko-essence tips
      Toward oblivion

      • rjoneal September 12, 2016 at 1:21 pm - Reply

        9-12-16 Beautiful Bre ! Thank you for sharing.

      • CarolV September 12, 2016 at 2:52 pm - Reply

        My mind just does not work like yours!! You paint with your words ! Thank you!!!!

      • Robin September 12, 2016 at 7:46 pm - Reply

        That’s amazing the way you piece the words together like an artist! – I love it – it’s brilliant!!!

      • Betsy September 12, 2016 at 11:28 pm - Reply

        Bre: It’s beautiful Bre!

      • June c September 13, 2016 at 7:04 am - Reply

        Again another beautiful poem..Thank you ..I am in the Dominican Republic where wifi scarce…first thing I read was ur poem..again Thank you for sharing.

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