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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

    43,327 Comments

    1. SYLVIA September 24, 2016 at 8:46 am - Reply

      I too have not seen dad in a couple of days. This little beggar had better get going south asap, like today, Saturday, Sep 24. The osprey family on Broadwater Creek in Churchton, MD have left in the past two days. Have not seen nor heard them after a lot of flying and calling to each other on Wednesday. Last two days were busy away from the house, so did not get a chance to observe them, but last evening and so far today it is extremely quiet on the water and in the air. Too quiet! No one harassing the blue herons. That is something when heron is wading too close at low tide fishing with head down and one or both osprey parents dive bomb and sometimes mash the poor blue into the water. Tough lesson learned. But… I have too often seen those big blues take ‘hiding’ ducklings for a quick snack and one time a group of feral kittens were hiding in a bush my sister and I were racing to rescue when darn big blue grabbed one! So ticked off! But we got the others and took them to a rescue we work with for vetting. Big blues have their place, but nature being what it is and hunger never ends out there causes one to take a few steps back. Can’t save everything even though when for 3 years a little grebe had her nest and babies in one of my trees and kept making noises at me every time I would go out to do a yard walk-about to check on things, I finally put out several sized tubs and buckets of water with feeder goldfish in for her to feed her babies. Know it would be better to let nature take it’s toll, but she was trying so hard to catch fish and was getting spooked by untrained children and loose dogs running through the shallows that I felt I had to help. She did not show up this year and I hope she just moved on to a better (quieter) location. Neighborhood has too many loud heck raisers living here now and it has gotten unbearable. Hope the parents finish their maturing and finally grow up – kids raising kids?

      Thank you everyone for all the pictures and follow up as I miss so much and have to go back to take a look – see when I do have the few minutes to do so.

      • CarolV September 25, 2016 at 10:43 am - Reply

        You’re good hearted….we all have a point where we need to do something ! Hope your husband’s health issues worked out. Wishing you well.

      • rjoneal September 25, 2016 at 8:21 pm - Reply

        9-24-16 Reply- Sylvia, thank you for joining our Osprey Family and I hope to hear from you next season. You can bet unless the Lord has other plans for me I will be here. Be Safe, Be Kind, and Love all the nature around us especially the birds.
        Love Our Osprey Family and Followers !

    2. Betsy September 24, 2016 at 8:20 am - Reply

      BTW, Paul or Aidan, YouTube page for OspreyZone has the page as “OsreyZone.com sposored by TaxReductionServices.com” 🙂

    3. CarolV September 24, 2016 at 8:13 am - Reply

      7:04am- Brutus was in for a few minutes and.got a talon caught in the plastic and was testy about it. Very windy, with temp @ 59; feels cooler because of humidity- showers came thru earlier; overcast still. Supposed to clear for a sunny afternoon, with temps to high 60s……definitely an early fall day.

      • CarolV September 24, 2016 at 11:05 am - Reply

        About 7:29 am- Brutus taking off…..

        • CarolV September 24, 2016 at 11:07 am - Reply

          Next beat-
          About 10:53- Heard an osprey calling from a distance………Brutus hasn’t been back in the nest

          • Betsy September 25, 2016 at 10:08 am - Reply

            CarolV: Cool shot!!

      • CarolV September 24, 2016 at 12:04 pm - Reply

        I’m starting to wonder if osprey make choices, too. Would George leave before Brutus? Last year, Sandy was making an effort, catching her own food, with George supplementing with fish he brought. This year. it appeared, from our viewpoints, that Brutus had become totally dependent on him, again. Would he leave her, in the hope that she would begin fishing in her familiar territory, so that she would be re-acquainted with the action before she ventured out to the unknown? Or is she just eating elsewhere, like a tree perch?
        I would think, if he were still here, that he would still be bringing in nesting materials.
        Or did he just feel the pull of his own internal clock. Points to ponder, since we will never know.

    4. Sheila September 24, 2016 at 7:30 am - Reply

      Saturday morning 9-24 at 7:03 am osprey on next verbalizing for what or who, I do not know. It appears he/she is on their own and what will eventually occur remains a mystery. Are they hard wired to fly south on their own for the first time? Somewhat discouraging to think of the demise of this beautiful offspring, however, Mother Nature is in charge it appears.

    5. Betsy September 24, 2016 at 7:07 am - Reply

      Brutus is still here!! She just landed on the nest!!

      • Betsy September 24, 2016 at 8:08 am - Reply

        After waiting on the nest calling for George, Brutus hopped to the other side of the nest …

        • Betsy September 24, 2016 at 8:09 am - Reply

          And, then, s/he flew off.

    6. Betsy September 23, 2016 at 11:07 pm - Reply

      The last time Brutus was to the nest today was at 14:26

      • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 11:08 pm - Reply

        Staying for 21 minutes, looking around and calling for George to bring a fish

        • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 11:18 pm - Reply

          And then s/he flew off and did not return, at all, to the nest the rest of the day.

          George was not at the nest at all today. The last time George was at the nest (unless it was before the video stream came back online at 9:50-ish am on Thursday) was Wednesday, September 21st, evening at 17:22:32 when he dropped off a big fish for Brutus.

    7. Betsy September 23, 2016 at 11:02 pm - Reply

      Brutus was back at the nest at 14:17

      • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 11:05 pm - Reply

        Staying for only a couple of minutes

    8. Betsy September 23, 2016 at 10:58 pm - Reply

      Brutus was back at the nest at 12:56.

      • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 10:59 pm - Reply

        Again staying only a few minutes

    9. Betsy September 23, 2016 at 10:49 pm - Reply

      Brutus was back at the nest at 12:05 pm, approaching, and then, in a Criss Angel moment, was on the nest

      • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 10:51 pm - Reply

        Brutus stayed for 7 minutes, calling for George to bring a fish (and, now my turn for a bug to photobomb the picture!! 😀 )

        • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 10:52 pm - Reply

          Then, Brutus Criss Angeled out

          • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 10:53 pm - Reply

            Circled around over the water and flew back to the nest at 12:13 pm

            • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 10:54 pm

              Brutus stayed for a another few minutes

            • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 10:57 pm

              Before again flying off

    10. Betsy September 23, 2016 at 10:43 pm - Reply

      After I posted Brutus’ two stops at the nest this morning (at 6:35 am and again at 7:07 am) she returned to the nest numerous times throughout the day.

      Brutus was back to the nest at 9:46 am …

      • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 10:45 pm - Reply

        It looked as if s/he may have been trying to catch a fish because s/he looked wet and then shook her/himself all over shortly after landing on the nest

        • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 10:46 pm - Reply

          Then she stayed at the nest for 10 minutes, calling for George and looking around …

          • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 10:47 pm - Reply

            Finally flying away at 9:56 am

        • CarolV September 25, 2016 at 10:50 am - Reply

          I thought so/hoped so. It’ll come back to her…………….

    11. Trinity September 23, 2016 at 10:41 pm - Reply

      A very special thank you @ eraftery for posting OZ videos on YouTube ! ?

      • Betsy September 25, 2016 at 8:30 am - Reply

        Trinity: You’re welcome.

    12. sera September 23, 2016 at 9:45 pm - Reply

      Flew off going left then circled back disappearing under the nest.

    13. GinaM September 23, 2016 at 9:42 pm - Reply

      If George has left, he had to. There is no way he could re-teach Brutus how to fish at this point. He also could be hanging back to force her to fish on her own.
      Or, Jerry Springer was called in and a paternity test was done and George found out Brutus is really Gracie’s paramour’s kid. (That other Osprey spent a lot of time with Gracie.)
      Personally, I want my Stud Muffin to be safe and south while the gettin’ is good. Brutus is hard wired to fly south. That is, unless she has short in the wiring. She can stay at my house if she needs to.

      • Betsy September 25, 2016 at 8:32 am - Reply

        GinaM: You’re funny!

      • CarolV September 25, 2016 at 10:53 am - Reply

        Weren’t you ready to take in Sandy, nest and all? One of these days, you’re gonna look out and see a large bird on your doorstep!

    14. sera September 23, 2016 at 9:35 pm - Reply

      Brutus popped in for a little bit this afternoon.

    15. rjoneal September 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm - Reply

      9-23-16 Here is a pic of all 3 babies 7-13-16

    16. CarolV September 23, 2016 at 7:16 pm - Reply

      I posted this and never translated….for those interested.

      One of the last times George and Brutus spent more than a few seconds in the nest together………….

      • CarolV September 23, 2016 at 7:20 pm - Reply

        GEORGE: It is time to fly south, my little princess……
        BRUTUS: Will you pack a suitcase for me?
        ……………….Fill it with fish, please……….
        GEORGE: Of course, my sweet…………..
        …………………………………………………………………………………………………((;=}}

        • Betsy September 25, 2016 at 8:33 am - Reply

          CarolV: I think that’s how the conversation went, too! 😀

    17. CarolV September 23, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      Wonder if Brutus got the hint and caught her own? Hopes so..I don’t think George would have left her, but I can see that he would have stopped feeding her….although he was feeding Sandy til the night before they left last year. But she was also fishing for herself. Hope our local eyes on the ground posters have some kind of sightings to report………..

      9/22-@1:32am- So, BETSY-is that a skein of osprey or one with multiple personality disorder—lol! Very creative………..

    18. Helen September 23, 2016 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      I don’t know whether George is still here but she/he and another bird were exchanging chirps about 1 pm. I checked very carefully to make sure that I was right.

    19. Paula September 23, 2016 at 3:46 pm - Reply

      Hi All,

      Does anyone else think that Brutus is on her own? At least I have seen what I think is her hunting. I just hope she is catching something and taking it somewhere else to eat it because she sure hasn’t been eating at home the last 2 days

      • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 6:43 pm - Reply

        Paula: I don’t think Brutus has eaten anything since the last fish that George brought her/him on Wednesday evening (except, perhaps, the tail end which s/he had left on the nest when s/he flew away after polishing off most of the fish, just before the video feed went down — the fish remnant was not there when the video feed came back up Thursday morning).

        • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 6:55 pm - Reply

          I meant to put, also, that Brutus’ crop is very deflated.

      • Lady Di September 24, 2016 at 2:59 pm - Reply

        I last saw Brutus around 7:30am on 09/24. It is now 3:00pm, and haven’t seem him/her since this morning. I think once George left, I didn’t think Brutus would stay much longer.

    20. CarolV September 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      This was the 2:47 or so take off- has been in and out, staying a few minutes each time. I went out for a while, and unless George showed up during the hour or so I wasn’t able to view, little missy better get out to get her own!

      • CarolV September 23, 2016 at 5:59 pm - Reply

        ” No hay peces; Donde esta papa? Buaaah! “

        • CarolV September 23, 2016 at 6:23 pm - Reply

          No fish; where is dad? Boohoohoo……………………………….

      • Betsy September 24, 2016 at 8:05 am - Reply

        CarolV: No George and no fish!!

    21. Diane September 23, 2016 at 2:47 pm - Reply

      At 2:46 today Fri 9/23 Brutus is at the nest alone calling out. Scrolled back for 4 hours and saw Brutus there a few times but no George and no fish.

    22. Susan September 23, 2016 at 2:45 pm - Reply

      Is it possible that after numerous failed attempts to get Brutus to migrate George left without him? I haven’t seen George in a couple of days. Also, is it an absolute that this is Brutus and not Ali? Sometimes he looks more like Ali. Thanks! And thank you for this amazing experience I got to witness up close and personal.

      • Sherry September 23, 2016 at 8:42 pm - Reply

        I was wondering this also. Are we sure it’s the oldest and not the youngest?

      • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 11:45 pm - Reply

        Susan: It’s Brutus. Ali has not been seen at the nest since August 20th.

    23. Pattie September 23, 2016 at 1:17 pm - Reply

      Seems George is giving the Tough Love today I haven’t seen him bring Brutus a fish and its now 1:16pm either that or George flew the coop

    24. June c September 23, 2016 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      Betsy n Rjoneal…You both have done amazing pictures, I wanted to Thank you for sharing your talent…All our picture takers u post moments otherwise would have not been seen..
      CarolV, I know you work i don’t know how your able to get so many great shots..

      • CarolV September 23, 2016 at 5:33 pm - Reply

        Hi, June….I’ve been lucky to get shots in early a.m. and scroll backs for p.m and home evenings. This week was vaca. Fri & Sun. off, with occasional odd days extra whenever they let me. Rjoneal and Betsy are night owls.have you noticed times on some of their postings? Way more dedicated than I am! Or awake, anyway!!! T Y for your kind words!

        • Betsy September 26, 2016 at 10:39 pm - Reply

          CarolV: Just seeing your post now!! I was always a night owl, but years and years of working the night shift really messes up your sleep patterns!! 😀

      • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 5:39 pm - Reply

        Thank you June c!!

    25. CarolV September 23, 2016 at 7:28 am - Reply

      7:07am- Brutus comes in……

      • CarolV September 23, 2016 at 7:29 am - Reply

        .with the sun………..

        • CarolV September 23, 2016 at 7:32 am - Reply

          …………to chatter to herself………………….”.where is everyone? where is ‘South’? Why do we-I- have to go?”

          • CarolV September 23, 2016 at 8:37 am - Reply

            8:33am- Time for a different viewpoint

      • CarolV September 23, 2016 at 8:18 am - Reply

        8:18- Someone is working down below again.

    26. Betsy September 23, 2016 at 7:24 am - Reply

      OZ page became unresponsive, so I killed it when offered to wait or kill the page by Google Chrome … have to add my picture to my last comment

    27. Betsy September 23, 2016 at 7:01 am - Reply

      Brutus came to the nest just before 6:36 am

      • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 7:03 am - Reply

        After 20 minutes of calling for George and looking around …

        • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 7:04 am - Reply

          Brutus flew off

          • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 7:17 am - Reply

            Brutus came back to the nest at 7:07 am

            • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 7:25 am

              Where s/he is still waiting

            • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 8:27 am

              Then Brutus flew up to the perch at 8:23 am

            • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 8:40 am

              And, flew away less than a minute later

    28. Betsy September 23, 2016 at 2:33 am - Reply

      rjoneal: Here’s your coloring book osprey in real life!! 😀

      • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 2:35 am - Reply

        Looks kind of like the pictures I grab/grabbed of G&G and family!! 😀

      • rjoneal September 23, 2016 at 10:35 am - Reply

        9-23-16 Reply- Betsy too funny, Lady Betsy Detective, amazing you found that. Since the ospreys did not look like our George and Gracie I wanted a generic osprey bird, I mean it would not be fair to Geo to have a pic of Gracie even though Gracie laid the eggs it is a 50/50 partnership when it comes to the whole process. Plus, I was just trying to put something together before everyone signs off. Still shocked you found the real version. 🙂

      • June c September 23, 2016 at 11:09 am - Reply

        And ur point is what? Creative people take something simple and making it magnificent..

        • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 6:35 pm - Reply

          June c: My point is that here’s the coloring book osprey in real life.

      • Helen September 23, 2016 at 11:19 am - Reply

        Wow! That is beautiful!!!!

      • rodee hansen September 24, 2016 at 8:47 am - Reply

        FOR BETSY ……. ON Sept 23 at 2:33 am you wrote: to rjoneal “Here’s your coloring book osprey in real life.”
        I do not understand???????? Do you mean this is one of ours?????? Or is it a photo FROM A COLORING BOOK?
        It is magnificent !!!!! Thanks for all your efforts. Rodee

    29. Betsy September 23, 2016 at 1:10 am - Reply

      I see I got almost the same shot as CarolV when Brutus landed at the nest at 2:01 pm!! 😀

      • rjoneal September 23, 2016 at 10:39 am - Reply

        9-23-16 Betsy & CarolV this is why I do not post that many pics anymore, cause I know CarolV or you probably already posted and I dont want duplicates I try and only post a pic that I think is original does not always work out sometimes it is a duplicate. No matter what they are all good pics and so thankful we can post pics this year.

        • Betsy September 24, 2016 at 12:56 pm - Reply

          rjoneal: Well, most likely I won’t be making a last view/farewell of George or Brutus video, so the pictures will have to suffice.

    30. Betsy September 23, 2016 at 12:44 am - Reply

      After coming back to the nest at 2:01 pm, Brutus was back to the nest several more times during the afternoon and early evening, the last time at 6:02 pm. Each time Brutus called for George, but George never came to the nest with fish for Brutus. I think George still is around because during Brutus’ last visit to the nest today, Brutus was begging for a fish and facing toward the left (our view). At other visits to the nest today, Brutus did not do any begging and it seemed as if Brutus was searching for George.

      This is Brutus landing when s/he came to the nest at 15:07.

      • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 12:50 am - Reply

        Brutus was moving things around on the nest during his/her 10-minute return the nest at 16:58.

        • Betsy September 23, 2016 at 12:53 am - Reply

          And, this is Brutus flying off after his last visit to the nest today– he stayed for almost 25 minute, mostly begging for a fish, before flying off.

    31. Betsy September 22, 2016 at 11:40 pm - Reply

      Throwback Thursday: 6/21 George giving Brutus a piece of fish … I wonder if he knew he’d still be bringing fish to Brutus 3 months later!! 😀 😀 (Although I didn’t see George at the nest today since the video stream came up this morning.)

    32. CarolV September 22, 2016 at 6:10 pm - Reply

      I think George must be close by, ’cause B is really fussing ………….

      • CarolV September 22, 2016 at 6:59 pm - Reply

        Unless I missed something, I don’t think any fish has come in this afternoon; if at all today…………off she goes

        • CarolV September 22, 2016 at 7:03 pm - Reply

          FORECAST: 72 right now; clear night means cooler temps., dropping to low 60s–Friday- sunny, with some clouds in p.m.; temps to hogh 70s

    33. CarolV September 22, 2016 at 5:05 pm - Reply

      Taking up macrame to kill time…….

      • CarolV September 22, 2016 at 5:24 pm - Reply

        5:07pm- Getting plenty of exercise ! Out again..lost count !

    34. Betsy September 22, 2016 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      Brutus just flew to the nest

    35. CarolV September 22, 2016 at 2:12 pm - Reply

      @200pm- Brutus was in briefly- this is one of those accidental shot that are sometimes the most fun

      • CarolV September 22, 2016 at 2:23 pm - Reply

        Celebrating.shakin’ those tail feathers!!!!

        • CarolV September 23, 2016 at 8:27 am - Reply

          Can anyone spare a fish??????????????????

    36. CarolV September 22, 2016 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      Hurrah! Back with sound, mini-shots on scroll bar and Brutus @ 10:09 ( 2 hr. scroll-back)

      In to yap…

      • CarolV September 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

        Nap………..

        • CarolV September 22, 2016 at 12:16 pm - Reply

          Watch a fly-by…………….

          • CarolV September 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm - Reply

            Taking off @10:32…………………………….READY!

            • CarolV September 22, 2016 at 12:22 pm

              …….JUMP!…………………….

              I was hearing her ( or some osprey) calling (squawking) from a distance……………there is also what sounds like, possibly, a circular saw being used down below. Also hammering……nice day to be working outside.About 75 and sunny

    37. JudithW September 22, 2016 at 10:57 am - Reply

      A thousand thanks for righting the stream! Nice to be back in real time.

    38. rjoneal September 22, 2016 at 10:42 am - Reply

      9-22-16 Paul, Aidan, and everyone else at Osprey Zone.

    39. Betsy September 22, 2016 at 10:19 am - Reply

      Brutus is still here.

      • Betsy September 22, 2016 at 10:46 am - Reply

        After being on the nest for 22 minutes, calling for George, Brutus flew off.

        • BirdNerd September 22, 2016 at 3:49 pm - Reply

          Notwithstanding the next shot, as I scroll farther down…

      • BirdNerd September 22, 2016 at 3:48 pm - Reply

        Is this like the kid who grew up but never left home?! The perch is his basement couch?! Seriously, how odd is it that this guy/gal is still here?

        • CarolV September 22, 2016 at 5:09 pm - Reply

          Not odd….last fledgling was here till 27th last year- another nest I watched, the juvie stayed as late if not a couple days later last year.

    40. Betsy September 22, 2016 at 10:07 am - Reply

      I’m glad it didn’t take 3 days this time to get the video stream back!! Hopefully we didn’t miss the final viewing of George and Brutus, unless they left early this morning.

      • Betsy September 22, 2016 at 10:47 am - Reply

        And, there is sound and there are preview thumbnails on the scrollbar!!

    41. rjoneal September 22, 2016 at 7:10 am - Reply

      9-23-16 ALL- 3rd time is a charm I guess, Alizaran was kind enough to point out that the family tree does not have PeeWees DOB so now I think we finally got everything right. Thanks to Betsy and Alizaran for helping me.

      • Betsy September 22, 2016 at 10:25 am - Reply

        rjoneal: NOW I can say that’s a nice picture!! 🙂

        • rjoneal September 22, 2016 at 3:23 pm - Reply

          9-22-16 reply- Betsy for such a simple project it tuned into such a big project. I first had to find an osprey pic that was not a photography so I finally went to coloring book pages to find, then search for a poem that I wanted to add. then add all the info and osprey zone logo. The way it was made every time I had to make a correction I had to start all over.
          What a mess,but finally got it right. I think I am going to work on a fun project next, I have some ideas,I will have to work on tonight.
          Thanks Betsy

      • CarolV September 22, 2016 at 12:52 pm - Reply

        Looks good…I liked it best unframed and T-shirt ready—hint, hint, decision makers………………..

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

      Are we on re-runs again? I know the video froze just after Brutus went up for the night yesterday Now we are seeing 4 hrs. ending around 19:28 or so. Sounds like the last of yesterday.
      Hope someone knows..

      • CarolV September 22, 2016 at 6:37 am - Reply

        Last part of tape going in and out of focus but I got this just before Brutus took off……………

    43. Betsy September 22, 2016 at 2:27 am - Reply

      CarolV: ISEE MISHKA!! What a beautiful kitty!!

      • CarolV September 22, 2016 at 12:50 pm - Reply

        TY…..he was a rescue that someone dumped in the parking lot outside my job when I worked in Riverhead…..Someone knew my heart needed him…………with me longer than any other companion………….Nice having him here with me. TY again to you and Rjoneal for you help and patience!

    44. Betsy September 22, 2016 at 1:59 am - Reply

      Brutus landing

      • Betsy September 22, 2016 at 2:02 am - Reply

        Brutus landing

        Brutus was on and off multiple times all afternoon!

        • Betsy September 22, 2016 at 2:04 am - Reply

          George making his fish delivery

          • Betsy September 22, 2016 at 2:05 am - Reply

            And, then he flew off

      • CarolV September 22, 2016 at 1:26 pm - Reply

        Love the wings in the 3rd frame of the multiple shot..- feathers look like one of those trick photos-each time you look at it, you see a different dimension………..

    45. Betsy September 22, 2016 at 1:52 am - Reply

      Some of my favorite Brutus pictures from 9/21

      Brutus landing

      • Betsy September 22, 2016 at 1:53 am - Reply

        Landing

        • Betsy September 22, 2016 at 1:55 am - Reply

          Just about to fly off the nest

          • Betsy September 22, 2016 at 1:56 am - Reply

            Landing

            • Betsy September 22, 2016 at 1:58 am

              Brutus flying off

    46. Betsy September 22, 2016 at 1:32 am - Reply

      Storyboard Part 1

    47. GinaM September 21, 2016 at 10:59 pm - Reply

      There are some amazing photos posted! Thank you for them!! I see our Princess was still there this morning, and now the stream is all messed up. It is quite warm here so maybe the “urge” isn’t really taking over yet. George may slow down his food delivery service to help Princess Brutus get off her tail and start fishing more. I was wondering if something scared her in the water and that makes her hesitant. A far cry from the baby bully she started out as.

      If our babies from OZ really were from Oz, I think Brutus would be the Lion, Ali would be the Tin Man, and Rocky would be the Scarecrow…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmkG6pnr7-g

      [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmkG6pnr7-g&w=560&h=315%5D

    48. Marlene September 21, 2016 at 9:45 pm - Reply

      rjoneal, I do like the framed picture of the siblings. However, the osprey (family) tree is also nice. This is the second generation of babies. It’s amazing, and more so amazing that we have been able to view all of this!

    49. rjoneal September 21, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

      9-21-16 Love the way Geo our ( stud Muffin ) his wings after bringing in Brutus nice big fish for dinner.

    50. CarolV September 21, 2016 at 5:34 pm - Reply

      17:22EDT- Fish coming in!

      • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Reply

        Daddy daycare !

        • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 5:37 pm - Reply

          The fish was doing “The Worm” thru the plastic till Brutus caught it….nice size.

          • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 5:56 pm - Reply

            Looks like she’s dining in tonight………

            • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm

              Still sitting as the sun sets, fish chunk in foot; well fed tonight, with leftovers.

              FORECAST: 73 now @ 7pm- Some clouds overnight; temps mid 60s………..Thursday: mixed sun/clouds in a.m., clearing to a sunny afternoon; temps mid to high 70s

            • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 7:11 pm

              Must have not wanted to take the fish with her, as she suddenly started tearing in to that leftover chunk! Then took off for night perch.

            • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 7:18 pm

              Good night, Brutus !
              Camera seems to be going in and out of focus—–hope all okay

      • Renee September 22, 2016 at 1:16 pm - Reply

        😀 This is a fabulous shot you captured! It looks like fish & osprey make eye contact and the fish is like ‘Noooo!’ Thanks for sharing!

    51. Helen September 21, 2016 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      George just made a fish delivery 5:23 p.m.

    52. rjoneal September 21, 2016 at 5:19 pm - Reply

      9-21-16 Here is pic of Gracie and 3 babies 6-16-16 hope you like.

    53. Redkayak September 21, 2016 at 4:06 pm - Reply

      Yike, that’s one deflated crop

      • Redkayak September 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm - Reply

        I’ve seen Brutus come and go many times today and I’ve not seen George once

      • rjoneal September 22, 2016 at 6:51 pm - Reply

        9-22-16 reply- Redkayak is sure looks empty to me Brutus crop, Brutus needs to get over the trauma and go back into the water, we are all here for you Brutus you can do it.
        I know many of us had a hard time with emotions over Brutus at first but how can you not love any of these beautiful birds.

    54. CarolV September 21, 2016 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      about 2:08pm…………..Even the bee is looking at us…….

      • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 2:46 pm - Reply

        Interesting take off……………………..Ready,,,

        • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 2:47 pm - Reply

          …set……

          • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 2:48 pm - Reply

            ……………….going…………….

            • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 2:49 pm

              ……………………gone……………………….

            • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 2:50 pm

              And back about 15 mins. later

            • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 2:52 pm

              and gone again

            • Betsy September 22, 2016 at 10:57 am

              CarolV: Great screen capture (the Brutus coming back in 15 min picture — there were no more reply buttons to make a comment under it!! 😀 😀 )

        • rjoneal September 22, 2016 at 10:55 am - Reply

          9-22-16 Reply-CarolV- very interesting ! Good shot, different.

    55. Dawn September 21, 2016 at 2:43 pm - Reply

      I am really starting to feel the “empty nest syndrome” creeping up. Without the sound, I feel like I am always missing Brutus’ brief appearances. I am so very thankful for Carol V’s snapshots! The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam can’t come online soon enough!

      • Dawn September 21, 2016 at 2:59 pm - Reply

        I should really say I am thankful for EVERYONE’s snapshots!!! 🙂

    56. June c September 21, 2016 at 2:19 pm - Reply

      At 13:29:33 I think these are to humming birds around nest just before Brutus came back

      • June c September 21, 2016 at 2:20 pm - Reply

        Two not to

        • June c September 21, 2016 at 2:24 pm - Reply

          Or they are really big bugs…

          • June c September 21, 2016 at 2:30 pm - Reply

            After looking at all pics I took. I think they are really big bugs Ha

            • Betsy September 22, 2016 at 11:06 am

              June c: Bzzzz … wasps!!

    57. CarolV September 21, 2016 at 1:56 pm - Reply

      2:00 pm- Brutus has been in, hoping to “catch” a fish—from Dad

    58. LynD September 21, 2016 at 1:54 pm - Reply

      9/21/16 – At 13:30 p.m. Brutus flies into the nest and starts hollering for Daddy to bring fish. So, the migration hasn’t yet started.

    59. CarolV September 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      The bees are partying !!! The computer is off to the side and keeps catching my eye with all the zipping around!

      • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 1:27 pm - Reply

        This is a couples dance…………

        • Betsy September 22, 2016 at 10:30 am - Reply

          CarolV: That’s so funny … I grabbed the same picture!!

        • rjoneal September 22, 2016 at 10:56 am - Reply

          9-22-16 Reply- CarolV now that is funny great shot!

    60. Lin September 21, 2016 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      Sept 21, 2016 ~ Half eaten fish brought to the nest and she takes it but it snags on sticks and she returns to get it

      • CarolV September 23, 2016 at 7:01 pm - Reply

        Love this shot!!! Looks like two heads and 4 wings on one bird!!! Crowding in much, Brutus?????????????

    61. rick September 21, 2016 at 12:42 pm - Reply

      love the stills. after watching them and seeing some of their looks as they seem to gaze right into the camera lens, i often wonder who is watching whom. can just hear the conversation like, mom and dad, do we really have to put on a show for the humans ? they are soooo boring.

    62. rjoneal September 21, 2016 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      9-21-16 CarolV – Happy Dance, you got a pic, yeah CarolV 🙂

    63. rjoneal September 21, 2016 at 12:08 pm - Reply

      9-21-16 Sorry Everyone Betsy pointed out Alis DOB was wrong on the first Family Tree I made so here is correct one,

    64. CarolV September 21, 2016 at 11:09 am - Reply

      10:45- George coming in…….

      • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 11:10 am - Reply

        touchdown with chunk o’fish

        • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 11:12 am - Reply

          Esscuuuuussssseeeeeee meeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEE !!!

          • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 11:13 am - Reply

            Brutus’ talon chachatches on plastic and fish stays

            • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 11:14 am

              that would be catches…

            • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 11:15 am

              Loops and returns for lunch…….

            • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 11:16 am

              PHHEEWWW! No body saw that, did they?

    65. June c September 21, 2016 at 10:58 am - Reply

      CaolV congrats!! you got ur gravatar…

      • CarolV September 22, 2016 at 12:39 pm - Reply

        Yay! So happy to see my handsome boy up there! he was with me so long!

    66. CarolV September 21, 2016 at 10:25 am - Reply

      05-08-16- A little sunshine added…………

      • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 10:27 am - Reply

        TA-DAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!Thanks, ladies! Never thought to click on image space! Was looking for the word gravatar in the set up section….don’t do this often enough

        • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 10:29 am - Reply

          Betsy- you’ve had a rough year…did your escapee ever get home?

          • Betsy September 22, 2016 at 10:24 am - Reply

            CarolV: No, I haven’t seen him since that evening weeks ago … so I lost 50% of may cat population in a month. 🙁

    67. Betsy September 21, 2016 at 9:33 am - Reply

      rjoneal: Ali hatched June 5th NOT June 4th!!

    68. Betsy September 21, 2016 at 9:16 am - Reply

      When Brutus didn’t put in her customary appearance between 6 am and 6:30 am I was beginning to wonder if s/he had left. Then …

      • Betsy September 21, 2016 at 9:18 am - Reply

        S/he called and called for George …

        • Betsy September 21, 2016 at 9:22 am - Reply

          After a little more than 7 minutes at the nest, Brutus flew off …

          • Kathy P September 21, 2016 at 3:03 pm - Reply

            Wow, I think Dad may have left her!

    69. CarolV September 21, 2016 at 9:12 am - Reply

      8:01am- Incoming !!!

      • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 9:14 am - Reply

        Brutus stops in for a few minutes…………

        • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 9:33 am - Reply

          And away………….

          • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 10:48 am - Reply

            Looks like a hole above our heart from Brutus

    70. Lady Di September 21, 2016 at 8:45 am - Reply

      Could this be final sighting of Brutus at about 3:36pm on September 20th?

      • june c September 21, 2016 at 11:53 am - Reply

        I thought it was..but..8:00 AM there he was…maybe when he left without fish around 8:07 followed Dad at that time..Dad holding the fish he would follow him anywhere…

    71. rjoneal September 21, 2016 at 8:30 am - Reply

      9-21-16 Aidan or Paul- Please is there anything you can do about the sound? They should be leaving soon and and if Betsy or Gina M makes a video there will be no last souds or calls of our baby Brutus and George.
      We are so grateful you did get the site back up and running but with no sound, we are spoiled by the wonderful gift you have given us with all perks that go with it.
      Would be thankful for anything you can do including to at least respond or make a comment about the sound situation please.
      Love our Osprey Family and Followers

    72. CarolV September 21, 2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

      7:45 and haven’t seen anyone yet….The nest looked so lonely this a.m. , in shades of gray

    73. rjoneal September 21, 2016 at 12:24 am - Reply

      9-21-16 Do you like the Family Tree in a frame or just plain ?

      • Betsy September 21, 2016 at 9:32 am - Reply

        rjoneal: You didn’t correct the date of Ali’s hatching, which was 6/5/2016 (June 5th), not 6/4/2016!!

        • rjoneal September 22, 2016 at 11:00 am - Reply

          9-22-16 Reply – Betsy, due to comments not being posted till today I already changed and added DOB thanks.

      • Becky September 21, 2016 at 9:45 am - Reply

        I like it in the frame.

        • rjoneal September 22, 2016 at 3:27 pm - Reply

          9-22-16 Reply- Becky thanks for your input and commenting. 🙂

      • CarolV September 21, 2016 at 10:36 am - Reply

        aside from the date change Betsy mentioned- for Peewee..I would do DOB like other chicks, with (RIP and death date ) under-maybe smaller print…but nit-picking-your design…I don’t know how to submit, I just remember there was an invitation to viewers to send suggestions.

        • rjoneal September 22, 2016 at 10:59 am - Reply

          9-22-16 CarolV due to comments not being posted till today I already changed and added DOB thanks for looking out for me but didnt get till after I corrected and only thanked Betsy and Alazarin.
          Thank you

    74. rjoneal September 21, 2016 at 12:16 am - Reply

      9-21-16 Or do you like it in a frame like this

      • Elaine September 21, 2016 at 12:52 pm - Reply

        I like the second frame (darker frame) the best. Very rich looking.

        • rjoneal September 22, 2016 at 11:16 am - Reply

          9-22-16 Reply- thanks for your input Elaine and I would have done in wood but did not get comments till I already posted in black frame with updated info. Added PeeWees DOB and corrected Alis DOB.

    75. Betsy September 21, 2016 at 12:16 am - Reply

      9/20 This view of Brutus flying from the nest “cracks” me up … a/he looks like a flying egg with wings and legs!!

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