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Tommy Aprea - Windsong Osprey Nest

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June 15th, 2020: Two eggs in the nest. Mostly sunny this week.

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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.

*******************
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

    44,005 Comments

    1. Betsy June 5, 2017 at 12:58 pm - Reply

      Welcome to the world Chick #1!!

    2. Judi June 5, 2017 at 12:56 pm - Reply

      Chick no.1 has arrived!!!! Congrats George and Gracie…….

    3. Karen DeLong June 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm - Reply

      AT 12:54pm….We have a BABY!! Congrats Mom and Dad!

    4. CarolV June 5, 2017 at 12:51 pm - Reply

      Chick out! Gracie playing hide-n-peek—@12:23pm

      • CarolV June 5, 2017 at 12:53 pm - Reply

        @12:43pm–Gracie was cleaning out the eggshell

    5. GinaM June 5, 2017 at 12:30 pm - Reply

      Gracie is so fidgety today- I think someone is getting ready to be be born and she feels them.

      • GinaM June 5, 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

        I think I should change my name to Capt. Obvious! The baby was already out- I just couldn’t see him! LOL

      • Rjoneal June 5, 2017 at 8:59 pm - Reply

        6-5-17 Reply- GinaM missed you hope to hear from you a lot more once our family is all born and growing. Glad you are posting once and awhile. Take Care osprey Hugs

    6. PattyK June 5, 2017 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      12:22pm 6/5/17 YES!!!!! Babe #1 has arrived! xoxo

    7. CarolV June 5, 2017 at 11:59 am - Reply

      Crack

      • CarolV June 5, 2017 at 12:02 pm - Reply

        closer-up of above

        • CarolV June 5, 2017 at 12:09 pm - Reply

          Working on it!

          • CarolV June 5, 2017 at 12:11 pm - Reply

            close up of above

            • CarolV June 5, 2017 at 12:23 pm

              George leaves a push present…
              He’s stopping in often…

    8. Tom June 5, 2017 at 11:59 am - Reply

      11:53am. First sighting out of shell. Congrats George and Gracie. Another summer of fun.

    9. June c June 5, 2017 at 11:58 am - Reply

      WELCOME LITTLE ONE !!:53!!!!!

      • June c June 5, 2017 at 3:16 pm - Reply

        ignore the 53..means nothing type o

    10. Diane G June 5, 2017 at 11:55 am - Reply

      Baby #1 cracking there way through… YAY 🙂 Started at11:50ish

    11. Tom June 5, 2017 at 11:45 am - Reply

      @11:45am 6/5/07. Shell cracked. Movement seen. Mom covers up

    12. Rjoneal June 5, 2017 at 10:58 am - Reply

      UPDATE FOR JUNE 5, 2017

      • Birdnerd June 6, 2017 at 10:00 am - Reply

        Rjoneal, you obviously fixed this contest. Maybe you’ve hijacked the feed to help out your cause. JUST KIDDING (sometimes jokes don’t translate well into posts)!!! Seriously, congrats on nailing the first hatch almost perfectly! That was very good. I’ll be in touch with you when the NCAA pool comes out.

        • Rjoneal June 6, 2017 at 8:17 pm - Reply

          6-6-17 Reply- Birdnerd well I do not know about the NCAA pool but good luck with that, but it would be good to win the lottery big one time not just a dollar or five dollar. LOL
          Take Care

    13. Rjoneal June 5, 2017 at 10:38 am - Reply

      6-5-17 From June C she wanted me to post pic she took today,slit in Egg

    14. Rjoneal June 5, 2017 at 10:10 am - Reply

      6-5-17 ALL OZ FOLLOWERS we have a CRACK and a PIP on 1 EGG FOR SURE started Sunday 6-4-17 picture shows it clearly Gracie in nest with Eggs. A possible pip hole on 2 nd Egg started today.

    15. Betsy June 5, 2017 at 8:23 am - Reply

      Slowly but surely the chick is working at making the hole bigger!! Yeah!!

    16. CarolV June 5, 2017 at 7:33 am - Reply

      Gracie excitedly awaits arrival of breakfish

      • CarolV June 5, 2017 at 7:36 am - Reply

        HURRAH!!!!

        Most of the exchange took place in that %$#@ right corner…..

        • CarolV June 5, 2017 at 7:38 am - Reply

          George gets his eggs as Gracie goes out for a bite

          • CarolV June 5, 2017 at 7:48 am - Reply

            George looking dressed in diamonds when Gracie gets back…..

    17. CarolV June 5, 2017 at 6:43 am - Reply

      5:10am- George was in before 5 but Gracie wasn’t gonna move. He just came back and she decided to take a jog. She was gone about 20 mins. Here’s George stepping back so Gracie can get right back on the eggs.
      Still drizzling. Just a wet gloomy morning. I just heard thunder in the distance (about 6:40am)

    18. Sheila Falkowski June 5, 2017 at 4:58 am - Reply

      I find it odd that no onoe is commenting on this site, Is there something wrong and no one is able to make comments or at least have them posted? I see no updates and wonder if anyone else is watching besides me!

      • Leanne June 5, 2017 at 9:39 am - Reply

        If you post a comment on the weekend, there’s a good chance you wont see it until Monday. No one in the office on weekends.

      • June c June 5, 2017 at 11:01 am - Reply

        During the weekend sometimes posts do not come up until Monday..believe me we are all here watching for 1st…

      • Trinity June 5, 2017 at 12:04 pm - Reply

        Comments are screened and not posted immediately, patience is a virtue on this site.

      • CarolV June 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm - Reply

        Aidan, our moderator, usually takes time off over the weekend. The Admin is exploring alternative posting systems to find a more up-to-the-minute chat system that allows all the content included here…This system sometimes gets backed up due to the schedule of admin and moderator…private provider, not organization funded.

    19. Betsy June 5, 2017 at 1:49 am - Reply

      George taking a break from housekeeping

    20. Betsy June 5, 2017 at 1:04 am - Reply

      Definitely a “hole” lot happenin’!! (pun intended!!) 😀

    21. Betsy June 5, 2017 at 12:39 am - Reply

      Poor Gracie sitting on the eggs in the rain!! Occasionally she flapped her wings to shake out some of the water!

    22. Betsy June 5, 2017 at 12:36 am - Reply

      George was chased by a crow

    23. CarolV June 4, 2017 at 9:17 pm - Reply

      George comes in, looking to take his turn…

      • CarolV June 4, 2017 at 9:19 pm - Reply

        Taps with a foot……………..

        • CarolV June 4, 2017 at 9:22 pm - Reply

          backs into her and pushes till she stands…………

          • CarolV June 4, 2017 at 9:24 pm - Reply

            She looks like she’s yelling at him!

            • CarolV June 4, 2017 at 9:28 pm

              then
              , as he gazed longingly at HIS eggberts, she plops back on them!!!

              Too late for a walk or does she feel tapping??????

    24. CarolV June 4, 2017 at 7:21 pm - Reply

      Earlier today, George brought in a good stick

      • CarolV June 4, 2017 at 7:23 pm - Reply

        No delivery is complete without bonking Gracie…………..

    25. CarolV June 4, 2017 at 6:18 pm - Reply

      Gracie taking a stretch and drying wings a little; heads back to #1 priority-keep eggberts warm…..
      It’s been a gloomy p.m., with the promised rain showers running thru…….Not cold, so at least that’s bearable.

    26. CarolV June 4, 2017 at 9:02 am - Reply

      Sunday a.m……” ..sunshine on the water makes me happy…Sunshine almost always makes me high……”
      Enjoy while we can. Going downhill this afternoon.Rain coming in after 3pm or so; lasting all night in to tomorrow. Temps in 60s, dropping to high 50s overnight.

    27. Rjoneal June 4, 2017 at 8:10 am - Reply

      6-4-17 sorry for re- posting forgot Terry’s name on new list.

    28. Rjoneal June 4, 2017 at 6:54 am - Reply

      6-4-17 Sunday Fun Day,Good Morning Osprey Family

    29. Betsy June 4, 2017 at 4:06 am - Reply

      Pic 6/3 Gracie at twilight

    30. Betsy June 4, 2017 at 3:13 am - Reply

      An intruder landed on the nest at 12:30 am!!!

    31. Betsy June 4, 2017 at 3:05 am - Reply

      George leaving just before Gracie sat down to sit on the eggs … which I think may be 2 eggs and a chick tomorrow — it looks to me like a crack in the back-most egg!!

      • Betsy June 4, 2017 at 3:12 am - Reply

        What do you think … is this a crack?

      • Betsy June 4, 2017 at 4:23 am - Reply

        Tomorrow meaning today – June 4th!! 😀

    32. Betsy June 4, 2017 at 3:03 am - Reply

      I like this picture of Gracie stretching!!

    33. Betsy June 4, 2017 at 3:02 am - Reply

      Gracie returning from a break

    34. Betsy June 4, 2017 at 2:53 am - Reply

      George brought Gracie a partial fish for dinner …

      • Betsy June 4, 2017 at 2:55 am - Reply

        About 40 minutes she was back with leftovers …

      • Betsy June 4, 2017 at 2:56 am - Reply

        Then George took off with the fish …

      • Betsy June 4, 2017 at 2:58 am - Reply

        And, then, he came back 18 minutes later with the fish — a little smaller …

      • Betsy June 4, 2017 at 3:00 am - Reply

        And he fed Gracie

        CarolV: PS I noticed the sailboat and made sure to post a pic of George feeding Gracie with the boat in the background!! 😀

    35. Betsy June 4, 2017 at 2:52 am - Reply

      Gracie doing a bend-over wing-and-hammie stretch

    36. Betsy June 4, 2017 at 2:51 am - Reply

      George is about to jump up to the perch after Gracie returned from her break

    37. Betsy June 4, 2017 at 2:47 am - Reply

      George stopped in to check on Gracie

      • Betsy June 4, 2017 at 2:48 am - Reply

        12 minutes later he was back with a fish for her

    38. Betsy June 4, 2017 at 2:44 am - Reply

      I love Gracie in the blue morning. She got up off the eggs …

      • Betsy June 4, 2017 at 2:45 am - Reply

        to do early morning tai chi!!

    39. CarolV June 3, 2017 at 9:43 pm - Reply

      About 7:10pm- Graacie was exercising and posing- such a pretty momma!!!!

    40. CarolV June 3, 2017 at 9:39 pm - Reply

      George spent at least 20 mins. feeding Gracie- so cute to watch…..

    41. CarolV June 3, 2017 at 9:02 pm - Reply

      Saturday evening- Gracie studying eggs….

      A cloudy gray morning became a picture perfect June day…cool overnight- temps in 50s.

    42. Laura June 3, 2017 at 6:24 pm - Reply

      I would like to predict the first egg hatch on June 6th between 6 and 10 AM.

    43. Rjoneal June 3, 2017 at 9:23 am - Reply

      All Our Babies from last year Season 2 were born this Month, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO -Brutus, Ali & Rocky

    44. Rjoneal June 3, 2017 at 9:19 am - Reply

      6-3-17 HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRUTUS 1 YEARS OLD

    45. Rjoneal June 3, 2017 at 9:14 am - Reply

      6-3-17 Brutus has a Birthday Today !

    46. Rjoneal June 3, 2017 at 8:03 am - Reply

      6-3-17 Updated List

    47. Betsy June 3, 2017 at 4:49 am - Reply

      I wonder when that diagonal stick got there!! It wasn’t there in my 10 pm pics!! 😀

    48. Betsy June 3, 2017 at 4:22 am - Reply

      I guess the brightness is from the moon even though it’s not full. When Gracie flapped her wing the light feathers really glowed

      • Betsy June 3, 2017 at 4:23 am - Reply

        I kinda like the way they look!! 😀

    49. Betsy June 3, 2017 at 4:20 am - Reply

      Gracie at the end of the day

    50. Betsy June 3, 2017 at 4:18 am - Reply

      George taking off for the night

    51. Betsy June 3, 2017 at 4:12 am - Reply

      Gracie grabbing the fish for dinner from George

      • Betsy June 3, 2017 at 4:14 am - Reply

        The plastic sheeting got grabbed along with the fish and then she took off

      • Betsy June 3, 2017 at 4:17 am - Reply

        She must have been a sight to see if anyone on the ground saw her with the plastic flapping behind her!!

    52. Betsy June 3, 2017 at 4:11 am - Reply

      Gracie warning away intruder

    53. Betsy June 3, 2017 at 4:10 am - Reply

      George moving the pesky plastic sheeting …

    54. Betsy June 3, 2017 at 4:05 am - Reply

      I got this picture of George …

      • Betsy June 3, 2017 at 4:07 am - Reply

        I thought I was having deja vu when then I got this picture of George 6 minutes later — except in the first he’s standing and in the second he’s sitting 😀

    55. Betsy June 3, 2017 at 3:50 am - Reply

      George brought Gracie a fish, but he didn’t want Gracie to take it. She tugged and tugged until he finally released it from his beak

      • Betsy June 3, 2017 at 3:58 am - Reply

        I can see why he didn’t want to let go!! It looks tasty!! 😀

      • Betsy June 3, 2017 at 4:01 am - Reply

        When Gracie took off with this fish, hear talon hooked on the “area rug” George brought yesterday …

      • Betsy June 3, 2017 at 4:02 am - Reply

        And, off it tumbled from the nest. See the white feather from Gracie floating in the air??

    56. Betsy June 3, 2017 at 3:49 am - Reply

      I got a good wing shape to rival Gracie’s when George flew from the nest 😀 😀

    57. Betsy June 3, 2017 at 3:47 am - Reply

      George took a few minutes to sit before he took off after bringing material to the nest and doing some housekeeping

    58. Betsy June 3, 2017 at 3:45 am - Reply

      Intruder was trying to land on perch as George egg-sat

    59. Betsy June 3, 2017 at 3:44 am - Reply

      George sitting on the eggs

    60. Betsy June 3, 2017 at 3:43 am - Reply

      Gracie taking off from the nest … I really like how the sun hitting the camera made a color reflection of Gracie’s wing!!

    61. Betsy June 3, 2017 at 3:42 am - Reply

      Gracie is waiting for George

    62. CarolV June 2, 2017 at 9:21 pm - Reply

      June 9th Full Strawberry Moon 9:10 am-
      Strawberries are an important crop out here on the East End- including the yearly Strawberry Festival, as part of our tourism industry. The crop this year may be iffy, between the cooler weather and too much rain…..
      Also known, (from European origins) as the Rose Moon…

    63. CarolV June 2, 2017 at 7:58 pm - Reply

      @7:21pm–George brings in a headless fish for Gracie…

      • CarolV June 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm - Reply

        Gracie takes plastic with her as she goes………….

        • CarolV June 2, 2017 at 8:03 pm - Reply

          George watching as Gracie and her banner fly away

          • CarolV June 2, 2017 at 8:05 pm - Reply

            George takes opportunity to nestorate before incubate……….

            • CarolV June 2, 2017 at 8:52 pm

              In case anybody’s worried…( I was) Gracie was back @ 7:48, minus her banner

    64. CarolV June 2, 2017 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      About 6pm-
      George brings in a nice straight stick-

      • CarolV June 2, 2017 at 7:53 pm - Reply

        and of course has to bop Gracie as he arranges-

        • CarolV June 2, 2017 at 7:55 pm - Reply

          After George leaves, Gracie tries an alternative position

    65. CarolV June 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      Suddenly dark and gloomy on the South Shore by me. I see the wind picked up and white caps on bay by OZ. Yesterday, something similar happened with a line storm running across LI. There was a narrow band of rain that soaked the area about 8-10 mi. from where I worked and we never got a drop.
      Looks like it’s trying to clear already. According to my weather app, East Marion had a 30% chance of a shower@4pm; and then clear all night. Temps in 60s, dropping to mid-low 50s overnight (still cool for June) Saturday- high 60s w/clouds&sun…

      • CarolV June 2, 2017 at 4:08 pm - Reply

        Yeah- you can see raindrops on Gracie-( I won’t launch in to song even tho tempted…2nd line- “whiskers on catfish….”) Sooorrryyyyy!.

        • CarolV June 2, 2017 at 5:11 pm - Reply

          The showers are passing over my way now. App on phone showed t-storm 40% @ 5pm and it’s just about on time. My Stevie Irwin (cat) is running from hiding spot to hiding spot trying to get away from the grumbling rolling thunder.
          Gracie looks like she has clear skies. The dark skies of upper right corner are more or less my way………….supposed to clear soon…………

      • CarolV June 2, 2017 at 4:17 pm - Reply

        Just heard distant thunder to the north..@ 4:17pm…

    66. CarolV June 2, 2017 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      BETSY- Gra and plastic video looks like a work out tape—Jane Fonda in feathers! And she does resemble a peony at times!

      MIKE M. Be careful what you promise @ 3a.m. ! We are all compiling our chore lists and rooting for YOUR predictions!

      RJONEAL- as always, I admire your fortitude not only keeping track of all the guesses but wrangling guesses from past posters! NOW- can you throw the contest so Mike can win and do all our chores???

      • CarolV June 3, 2017 at 9:49 pm - Reply

        Betsy- left a comment by your 2:57am post, too—(a tee-hee)

    67. Bre June 2, 2017 at 1:37 pm - Reply

      Getting excited!! “Any day now for the first egg hatch” *;-) 😉 😉

    68. CarolV June 2, 2017 at 9:01 am - Reply

      It’s gonna be a bright bright sun-shiny day!!!
      George is in EARLY —-“Morning, my love–Time to stretch…”

      • CarolV June 2, 2017 at 9:03 am - Reply

        Breakfish…….

        • CarolV June 2, 2017 at 9:08 am - Reply

          and @7:43am-follow-up….

          @ both other nests I watch here on LI, there is the appearance of chick feeding happening…just guessing from adult movements as I watch from below……….both nests are usually just ahead of the G’s on arriving back here.

      • CarolV June 2, 2017 at 9:21 am - Reply

        BETSY- loved all the pics of neighbors visiting- quite a variety! Now I hope they forget the address! May or may not be a threat to the osprey eggs (crow no friend) but the jay and the crow danger to the sparrow family!

        • CarolV June 2, 2017 at 9:24 am - Reply

          Ranay- thanks for the tooth info…always informative!
          And thanks for the hatch guess record!

        • Betsy June 3, 2017 at 4:31 am - Reply

          CarolV: Thanks!! They all came on the same day!! I wonder what was up with that!! 😀 😀 Maybe they were spreading the word that there’s a remake of “The Birds” 😀

      • Trinity June 2, 2017 at 10:04 am - Reply

        Love the Jimmy Cliff lyric !

    69. Rjoneal June 2, 2017 at 7:48 am - Reply

      6-2-17 Updated

      • Marilyn G June 2, 2017 at 3:29 pm - Reply

        June 5
        June 7
        June 9
        All at noon

      • Bobbie June 2, 2017 at 4:19 pm - Reply

        #1 – June 5th
        #2 – June 8th
        #3 – June 11th

      • BirdRJSviewer08 June 5, 2017 at 1:36 am - Reply

        🐦#1 June 6 10:45 am
        🐦#2 June 8 1:32 pm
        🐦#3 June 10 11:48 am

    70. Betsy June 2, 2017 at 3:37 am - Reply

      Gracie this am

      • Betsy June 2, 2017 at 3:37 am - Reply

        And, this pm

        • Elaine June 2, 2017 at 7:53 pm - Reply

          Gracie is just as pretty in the afternoon as she is in the morning. She is quite a lady.

    71. Betsy June 2, 2017 at 3:15 am - Reply

      George decided an “area rug” would be a nice addition for the nest!! 😀

    72. Betsy June 2, 2017 at 3:09 am - Reply

      Gracie decided she wanted to move the black plastic sheeting to another spot.

      • Betsy June 2, 2017 at 3:10 am - Reply

        Between moving it into the wind, stepping on it as she tried to move it and her legs and feet sliding into the tears what an ordeal she had!!

        • Betsy June 2, 2017 at 3:12 am - Reply

          The wind was pretty gusty and she lost her balance

          • Betsy June 2, 2017 at 3:13 am - Reply

            making for interesting poses!! 😀

          • Elaine June 2, 2017 at 7:56 pm - Reply

            I would love to see that on video. Hope the eggs are ok.

      • Betsy June 2, 2017 at 3:59 am - Reply

        Gracie moving the plastic sheeting
        https://youtu.be/zRiN6-0Pk1E

        • CarolV June 2, 2017 at 3:14 pm - Reply

          Osprey work-out video- Jane Fonda in feathers!

    73. Betsy June 2, 2017 at 3:03 am - Reply

      It looked as if Gracie was chased by a mockingbird on her way back to the nest after a break. You could see its white wingbars really shining in the sun as it flapped its wings while it chasing Gracie!!

    74. Betsy June 2, 2017 at 2:57 am - Reply

      Gracie seems to make funnier wing shapes when flying from the nest than George!! 😀

      • CarolV June 2, 2017 at 4:14 pm - Reply

        Maybe she took ballet as a chick- or samba classes in SA over the winter? She has beautiful and limber extension………………….

        • CarolV June 2, 2017 at 4:15 pm - Reply

          Altho judging her footwork with the plastic and the tumbleweed, there was some definite hip-hop influence.

    75. Rjoneal June 1, 2017 at 9:42 pm - Reply

      6-1-17 HELLO were are all my OZ followers that played last year, The 1st Egg Hatch 🐣 guess 2017 has started. And to all other Osprey Followers that I might have missed we miss you put a guess in and lets keep our eyes on our Osprey Family.
      Isobell
      Jara
      Leanne
      Kathy B
      Lucie P
      Redkayak
      Bre
      Bobby
      Mary Y
      Donna
      Lessa
      Kathy B
      Lyn D

      • Kathy B June 2, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

        Hatch dates #1 egg June 5th 11:11am #2 egg June 7th 9:13am #3 June 9th (my anniv) 7:05pm

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