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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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Belle’s Journey

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Take flight with Belle, an osprey born on Martha’s Vineyard as she learns to fly and migrates for the first time to Brazil and back–a journey of more than 8,000 miles.

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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

    44,119 Comments

    1. susann August 29, 2017 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      I’m voting for Brownie and Blondie.

      • Rjoneal August 31, 2017 at 10:15 am - Reply

        8-31-17 Reply- Susan your name choices were added and your vote counted on the update posted 8-31-17 thank you for joining.

    2. Stephanie L August 29, 2017 at 12:05 pm - Reply

      What a great selection of names!! But, I do have to go with Solar and Eclipse. This has been a great season.

      • Rjoneal August 31, 2017 at 10:16 am - Reply

        8-31-17 Reply- Stephanie L your name choices were added and your vote counted on the update posted 8-31-17 thank you for posting and joining in.

    3. Betsy August 29, 2017 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Gracie flew to the nest with a partial fish at 11:16 am, which chick #1 eagerly flew in to grab!

    4. Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:19 am - Reply

      ALL OSPREY ZONE FOLLOWERS-
      YOUR VOTE COUNTS, As of 8-28-17 PM here are the Top 3 Names we are voting on. I have reached out to Nita on FB OZ and if possible we might combine their Top 3 choices with ours and Vote so that the babies will have the same name on FB and on Site. The Facebook for OZ is still pending so I will keep you informed. For now look at the 3 Names and post your choice please.

      VOTE FOR:

      Blondie & Brownie – 8 Votes

      Breeze & Spirit – 9 Votes

      Solar & Eclipse – 11 Votes

      • LT August 29, 2017 at 11:44 am - Reply

        Solar and Eclipse for me!!!!!

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 1:45 pm - Reply

          8-29-17 Reply- LT I have added your vote to list thank you for joining.

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:26 pm - Reply

          8-29-17 Reply LT I have added your name to the list thanks for posting.

          • Patti Eileen August 31, 2017 at 5:52 pm - Reply

            I want to vote for solar & eclipse. I just joined the facebook group today and was going to vote there but they do not have these two names together as a choice. I asked them why and they said I can only vote in one place so I am voting here. Although I have been watching this site for three years I only found about the facebook group today when it was mentioned here that it existed.

      • ChrisH August 29, 2017 at 12:54 pm - Reply

        Tough choice — they are all great names!! After much thought I’m going w/ Breeze and Spirit.

        • Rjoneal August 31, 2017 at 10:19 am - Reply

          8-31-17 Reply- Chris H it is tough one all good names, thanks for being part of our Osprey Family again this year. Your name choices were added and your vote counted on the update posted 8-31-17 thanks

      • Karen D. August 29, 2017 at 1:08 pm - Reply

        Solar and Eclipse for me…….

        • Rjoneal August 31, 2017 at 10:26 am - Reply

          Karen D you are on the list take care.

      • Bobbie August 29, 2017 at 1:20 pm - Reply

        Solar & Eclipse

        • Rjoneal August 31, 2017 at 10:25 am - Reply

          Bobbie you are on the list 🙂

      • Judith August 29, 2017 at 3:11 pm - Reply

        …Solar & Eclipse!!! Greetings, friends…! 🙂

        • Rjoneal August 31, 2017 at 10:24 am - Reply

          8-31-17 I got you name on the list Judith thank you.

      • Lisa L August 29, 2017 at 7:23 pm - Reply

        I vote for Blondie and Brownie.

        • Rjoneal August 31, 2017 at 10:23 am - Reply

          8-31-17 Reply- Lisa L your name choices were added and your vote counted on the update posted 8-31-17 thanks

      • PattyK August 29, 2017 at 10:27 pm - Reply

        Blondie and Brownie! Thank you, xoxo…,Miss all, love the regulars keeping us up to date, cannot believe how much Gracie and George Families have enriched our lives…xoxoxo

        • Rjoneal August 31, 2017 at 10:21 am - Reply

          Patty K I left your name on the list for Blondie & Brownie,thanks for posting.

    5. Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 8:58 am - Reply

      HAPPY TUESDAY -George brings whole fish at 6:00 am baby 1 takes fish Baby 2 was at the nest earlier around 5:30 am

      • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:23 am - Reply

        8-29-17 Baby 2 gets a fish from George later around 6:15 am or so, both Babies got breakfast like always from Good O Dad..

      • Helen August 30, 2017 at 2:26 pm - Reply

        Truly beautiful picture.

    6. Betsy August 29, 2017 at 8:42 am - Reply

      I vote for Blondie (chick #1) and Brownie (chick #2) as their names.

      • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:27 pm - Reply

        8-29-17 Reply- Betsy I have you vote.

    7. Trinity August 28, 2017 at 10:25 pm - Reply

      As the season winds down, I’m both hopeful that our birds have a safe journey and also melancholy that the nest will be empty. If anyone hasn’t done so, do watch GinaM’s video tribute to the ‘ Summer of 2015.’ It’s nostalgic and so tastefully done.

    8. Cheryl August 28, 2017 at 9:42 pm - Reply

      Still voting for Brownie and Blondie

      • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:28 pm - Reply

        8-29-17 Reply- Cheryl you are still there thanks for posting.

    9. Theresa B August 28, 2017 at 9:36 pm - Reply

      I vote for Solar & Eclipse for the very fitting names for 2017.

      • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

        8-29-17 Reply- Theresa B thank you for joining and your name has been added to the list.

    10. CarolV August 28, 2017 at 9:27 pm - Reply

      Right back in the swing! Brownie calling in his fish………….

      • CarolV August 28, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

        Just like the last one, he takes it and goes.
        Blondie is still working on hers.

    11. CarolV August 28, 2017 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      @17:52- George brings one to Blondie

      • CarolV August 28, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

        Took it offsides right to eat it.

    12. CarolV August 28, 2017 at 9:17 pm - Reply

      It was so good to log on to OZ and see this handsome face again! I hear he’s been back since at least early afternoon.

      • CarolV August 28, 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

        Did scrollback and see George brought him a fish at 16:42

      • CarolV August 28, 2017 at 9:26 pm - Reply

        Just saw he(Brownie) was in this a.m.

    13. MFPI August 28, 2017 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      Brownie & Blondie for the names. Thank you Rjoneal for this contest and all you are to the G & G Family.

      • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:32 pm - Reply

        8-29-17 Reply- MFPI I have added your name to the list,thanks for posting and joining in. You are very kind,thank you for letting me share the happiness this Osprey Family and Followers give me.

    14. rodee hansen August 28, 2017 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      I vote simply for Blondie and Brownie, I am so used to Carol’s naming by now. BUT …………..
      I do not know how you tell them apart. Carol …… detailed information…. PLEASE. THANKS, Rodee

      • CarolV August 29, 2017 at 6:42 pm - Reply

        Hey-Rodee…..Posting most recent I have and you can see the differences….Blondie first…..as you can see, there is a dark stripe that runs all the way to her bill. From the back, her neck has more white feathers. I think she’s bigger and rounder, so I guess female…
        Betsy had pointed out when they were younger that one was lighter, more blonde. I happened to see a Dairy Queen commercial about Blizzards and the ingredients mentioned were brownies and blondies……….
        Betsy also posts each week for their weekly birthdays. They should help you, too.

        BLONDIE–from 8/06

        These photos are cprt2017ospreyzone.com/TaxReductionServices.com

        • CarolV August 29, 2017 at 6:49 pm - Reply

          Brownie’s face has more white area above the beak while from the back, the neck has smaller white patches and much more brown…
          You can also tell by behavior…..Blondie is more of a homebody, generally eating in the nest while Brownie usually takes his fish to-go……

          I hope we get to see them for a few more weeks! The summer has gone so quickly!

          BROWNIE #2 on 8/28

          I found I have way more close-ups of Brownie–the camera hog…..

          • CarolV August 29, 2017 at 8:18 pm - Reply

            Blondie

            • CarolV August 29, 2017 at 8:18 pm

              That was 8/16/17

            • CarolV August 29, 2017 at 8:20 pm

              Brownie-8/15/17

      • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:36 pm - Reply

        8-29-17 Rodee Hansen thank you for your vote, you take care, dont over do it and play wonder woman or being such a strong solider,take time to enjoy all the little things that make you happy. You are always putting others before your needs but now is the time to finally put Rodee as number 1. HUGS

    15. Betsy August 28, 2017 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      Glad to see chick #2 “home” today!!

    16. Betsy August 28, 2017 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      Chick #1 is 12 weeks old today.

    17. Diane G August 28, 2017 at 11:52 am - Reply

      Brownie & Blondie 🙂

      • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:37 pm - Reply

        8-29-17 Diane G thank you for voting and good luck.

    18. Rjoneal August 28, 2017 at 10:20 am - Reply

      OZ Followers Time is running out Please pick one of the 3 Names that have the most Votes so far and Post your Vote.
      I know there are OZ Followers out there that have not joined in now is your chance.

      SHOUT-OUT- Kathleen,Holly W, DarDar,Lessa,Robin,Meg,Steve W,MaryAnn,Jessica V,Madeline S,LC Sylvester,Monica Wendy C,
      Redkayak,Terry, Alizarin,Ann H, And all the others that I have not listed Vote today.

      VOTE FOR:
      Brownie & Blondie

      Breeze & Spirit

      Solar & Eclipse

      • Elizabeth August 28, 2017 at 11:07 am - Reply

        Breeze & Spirit.

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:38 pm - Reply

          8-29-17 Elizabeth I have your name on the list thanks for joining in. Wonderful year 2017 and hopefully many more.

      • nfc August 28, 2017 at 11:31 am - Reply

        Breeze and Spirit

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:40 pm - Reply

          8-29-17 Reply- nfc I got your name on the list and I picked the same names but, we are falling behind on the votes. Either way as long as our babies get a name I am happy. tks

      • Cathy R August 28, 2017 at 1:27 pm - Reply

        Solar & Eclipse

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:40 pm - Reply

          8-29-17 Reply- CathyR I got you on the list thanks for joining in.

      • Bobbie August 28, 2017 at 2:07 pm - Reply

        I cast my vote for Solar & Eclipse. Thanks for coordinating the baby name selection process.

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:42 pm - Reply

          8-29-17 Reply- Bobbie I have you down on the list. Thank you for posting and noticing what I try to do for Our Osprey Family & Followers. Good luck

      • LynD August 28, 2017 at 5:46 pm - Reply

        I’ll cast my vote for the names Solar and Eclipse to commemorate this year’s special event.
        Thank you Rjoneal for leading this contest/vote, otherwise these two sweeties would leave for
        migration virtually nameless, as thousands do each year. BUT, our two are special celebrities
        and every effort needs to be made to roll out the red carpet on departure with them dressed in their finest plumage,
        with names!! Kudos to everyone contributing to the G & G Reality Show.

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

          8-29-17 Reply Lyn D thank you I have you on the list and your words beautifully written. You have been with us since 2015 havent you? I think I remember seeing your name back then for sure last year. Did you have a pic with a pet bird parrot or something? Anyways I know you have been watching all this year and I am glad we can give our babies a name before they leave. Take care

      • Suzie Honeycutt August 28, 2017 at 6:14 pm - Reply

        Brownie and Blondie

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm - Reply

          8-29-17 Hi Suzie Honeycutt thank you for posting I have not seen your name in awhile so glad you joined in. I have you on the list and right now it ihas the highest votes so far.

      • Michael G. Martin August 28, 2017 at 8:03 pm - Reply

        Hi Osprey Lovers

        RJ I feel highly disappointed and hurt that you didn’t do a shoutout to me personally. ( lol )

        My pick for the babies names are:
        (1) Blondie
        (2) Brownie

        Peace All
        Mike

        • CarolV August 29, 2017 at 6:56 pm - Reply

          Yeah, she did, Mike…she wouldn’t leave you out! 8/27 @7:19pm…….Prob just missed each other on posting lag time…

          Glad to hear from you and hope all goes well with you!

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:51 pm - Reply

          8-29-17 Micheal G. Martin good sense of humor, I have added you to the list, good to see you joining in. I did not think you would want to miss this.

      • Sandi August 28, 2017 at 8:50 pm - Reply

        Breeze & Spirit
        Thank you again!

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:53 pm - Reply

          8-29-17 Sandi I have your choices on the list and thanks for being kind. This is why I love our Osprey Family & Followers and will miss everyone when our Ospreys migrate.

      • Detta Putthoff August 29, 2017 at 5:29 am - Reply

        Breeze & Spirit

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:56 pm - Reply

          8-29-17 Reply- Detta Puthoff thank you for posting and I have added you on the list. Nice to see some new names that are posting. I know a lot are just watching but it is nice to do stuff together as a group being One Big Osprey Family.

      • BritNev August 29, 2017 at 10:25 am - Reply

        Hard choice as all the names are good however I will have to finally vote for Brownie and Blondie.

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 9:58 pm - Reply

          8-29-17 Reply- BritNev- thank you for making a choice,voting and posting. Nice to see posts from other followers. I have added you to the list.

      • Renee Wolf August 29, 2017 at 11:27 am - Reply

        Breeze & Spirit for me plz, thank you for doing this!

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 10:00 pm - Reply

          Hi Renee Wolf, you are on the list and love your choices I picked the same ones too. But I like them all so it is a win win not matter what. Thank you for joining and you need to post some more of your pics love seeing a variety on the site.

      • Berta G August 29, 2017 at 11:33 am - Reply

        My vote: Brownie & Blondie

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 10:03 pm - Reply

          8-29-17 Reply- Berta G First of all how Beautiful …..were and what is the name of the picture if it is ok to ask? I am in Florida and have posted pics before of ocean and sunset or sunrises but this is a keeper. Thank you for posting and sharing your pic with us. I have added you to the list.

    19. Rjoneal August 28, 2017 at 9:55 am - Reply

      8-28-17 Emily thinking about you hope all is ok, we are voting on the names and I did not see a vote from you…

    20. Rjoneal August 28, 2017 at 9:41 am - Reply

      8-28-17 THERE YOU ARE hungry too, Baby 2 comes to nest this morn gets fish fr George

    21. Rjoneal August 28, 2017 at 9:31 am - Reply

      8-28-17

      • CarolV August 28, 2017 at 9:33 pm - Reply

        Are so cute!

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 10:04 pm - Reply

          tks I thought it was kinda funny and cute almost standing sideways on the rim of the nest. Silly birds….

    22. CarolV August 28, 2017 at 6:12 am - Reply

      06:04- BREAKFISH IS SERVED!

    23. Betsy August 28, 2017 at 12:50 am - Reply

      Chick #2 and Gracie were not on the nest today (8/27); I only saw George and chick #1 on the nest. Chick #1 was on the nest as daylight broke and came back a few times throughout the day. George brought fish for chick #1, and a couple of times brought a fish to the nest but either there was nobody there or chick #1 was still working on a fish, and he made a couple of deliveries of nesting material. I last saw chick #2 on the nest on 8/26 at 07:49. I last saw Gracie when she make a fish delivery on 8/25 at 17:12. (Gracie left last year on September 2nd.)

      • CarolV August 28, 2017 at 9:38 pm - Reply

        Do you have her departure date from 2015? I seem to remember her going around 8/28 or 29 that year. The nest I watch at work-Vic & Vera of Verizon nest…I think Vera has been gone at least 4-5 days or more. It’s hard to be sure, but I don’t think there’s more than one juvie left of the 2. Vic is still feeding his kid, too. There’s always one hanger-on!

        • Betsy August 29, 2017 at 11:39 am - Reply

          CarolV: I had only started watching in 2015 just around Ronnie and Sandy fledged. I didn’t know Gracie from George, so I don’t know when she left!!

          • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 10:15 pm - Reply

            Betsy did you get the calendar Alizarin made for everyone last Season, if so info is on there.

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 10:11 pm - Reply

          Carol I have posted before in past but here is info from 2015 also it is on the calendare Alizarin made us and I think Helen gave you one.
          Tommy & Christinia -landlords
          2015 Osprey zone-Paul Henry
          Aidan-comp &camera

          Gracie &George 2015
          Arrival date April

          Chick 1: 6/12/2015 Ronnie
          Chick 2: 6/13/2015 Sandy
          Chick 3: 6/15/2015 PeeWee died RIP 7-1-15
          #1 is Ronnie
          #2 is Sandy
          #3 Pewee died in nest July 1, 2015 2 wks old
          Lived 16 days

          Sandy and George last seen September 26
          9/27/15 confirm 24hrs no birds/left 9/27/15

          Ronnie last seen September 12, 2015

          Gracie last seen 9/8/15

    24. Helen August 27, 2017 at 8:19 pm - Reply

      Gracie on the nest at 17:07 – flew off with fish. So glad to see her.

      • Betsy August 28, 2017 at 3:58 pm - Reply

        Helen: Sorry to disappoint, but that was George. 🙁

    25. Rjoneal August 27, 2017 at 7:19 pm - Reply

      Micheal G. Martin were have you been? You have not enter a vote for Baby Naming 2017. Hope all is ok

    26. CarolV August 27, 2017 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      @about 15:36- Blondie started alarming and wing fluttering—

      • CarolV August 27, 2017 at 4:01 pm - Reply

        a shadow hovered directly over the nest, then landed on the porch side. You could see wisps of wing feathers…….

        • CarolV August 27, 2017 at 4:03 pm - Reply

          with lots of wing shaking and squawking, Blondie chased him away…VF maybe?

    27. Rjoneal August 27, 2017 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      SORRY SORRY I WAS WRONG GEO BROUGHT THE FISH TO BABY 1 SOOOOOOO SORRY even though i watched it some how I missed George bring fish to baby 1
      so NO FIRST FISH FOR BABY 1 UGH…… 🙁
      I WILL WAIT NEXT TIME BEFORE POSTING SO SORRY AGAIN.

      • Betsy August 28, 2017 at 4:21 pm - Reply

        Rjoneal: I HATE when that happens!! Re: when I thought Rocky caught a really b-i-g fish last year and it was really a swaperoo for his minnow with Ali’s discarded fish!! Even made a video highlighting the big fish which I had to re-do!! 😀 😀 😀

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 3:33 pm - Reply

          8-29-17 Betsy thanks for posting what happened to you, I really felt bad and did not want to give out wrong info. That 1 sec that I missed changed the whole story just glad that I did finally see it. A whole video that was a lot of work to re-do I only had to re-label pictures. I am always learning something new thats for sure.
          I really liked my picture on Poster too, I was going to leave the Official portrait to you like previous years. I dont know if we will ever get one this year.

          • Betsy August 30, 2017 at 11:08 am - Reply

            Rjoneal: I have an idea for a layout I thought would look nice, just have to find good pictures!!

      • Helen August 29, 2017 at 9:56 am - Reply

        Ranay –

        Who cares that you may – or even may not – have been wrong? It is more important that you are interested enough to go onto the website and observe and to share your observations in a kind and thoughtful manner. I thank you for that – it is greatly appreciated.

        • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 3:25 pm - Reply

          8-29-17 Reply- Helen thanks for your kind words and posting to me. I was so upset with myself I do try to be careful and not mislead anyone and I felt so bad that I might have raised everyone’s hopes up just to let them down.
          As you said it was not intentional I was just trying to pass on a joyful moment. Thanks again Helen,take care.

    28. CarolV August 27, 2017 at 11:46 am - Reply

      George was in with a fish. He called and no one came. So he went.

    29. Rjoneal August 27, 2017 at 11:41 am - Reply

      The Correct pic of Baby 1 w fish

      • Rjoneal August 27, 2017 at 12:15 pm - Reply

        George brought fish to baby 1 I was wrong so sorry

    30. JanL August 27, 2017 at 11:41 am - Reply

      9:30 ish, morning of 27 Aug; watched this one bring in this fish. Looks like one of the kids? With all that white on feathers?

      • Betsy August 28, 2017 at 4:05 pm - Reply

        JanL: Sorry to disappoint, but, George had brought a fish for chick #1 at 9:13-ish; the chick flew off with the fish at 9:21-ish and then returned to the nest with it at 9:26-ish.

    31. Rjoneal August 27, 2017 at 11:31 am - Reply

      ON THIS DAY- 8-27-17

      • Rjoneal August 27, 2017 at 11:35 am - Reply

        OOPS MISSPELLING on pic was so excited to see forgot to check…

    32. Rjoneal August 27, 2017 at 10:26 am - Reply

      HAPPY DAY BABY 1 GOES FISHING AND GETS A FISH!

      • Rjoneal August 27, 2017 at 12:16 pm - Reply

        No I was wrong George gave fish to baby 1 sooo sorry guys

        • Betsy August 28, 2017 at 4:08 pm - Reply

          Rjoneal: I HATE when that happens!! Re: when I thought Rocky caught a really b-i-g fish last year and it was really a swaperoo for his minnow with Ali’s discarded fish!!

          • Betsy August 28, 2017 at 4:09 pm - Reply

            Even made a video which I had to re-do!! 😀 😀 😀

          • Rjoneal August 29, 2017 at 3:20 pm - Reply

            8-29-17 Reply- Betsy I thought for sure I had all the pictures to back up what I was seeing. Missed that split second picture that said it all though. Thank goodness I finally saw it on the 5th time rewinding.
            Thanks for trying to make me feel better. A whole video wow that was a lot of work and I was upset on all the pictures I had to go back and re-label.

    33. CarolV August 27, 2017 at 9:48 am - Reply

      @09:13—Blondie gets her fish…..from George. She’s been waiting at the nest, knowing Dad always comes through………..

      • CarolV August 27, 2017 at 9:49 am - Reply

        In gratitude, she flaps at Dad to scram……………….

        • CarolV August 27, 2017 at 9:50 am - Reply

          off he goes……………

          • CarolV August 27, 2017 at 9:52 am - Reply

            ……and Blondie flies out a few minutes later………….it’s good that she’s learning to eat perching somewhere. A skill she will need.

    34. Rjoneal August 27, 2017 at 9:23 am - Reply

      BABY NAMING VOTES BY FOLLOWERS- UPDATED 8-24-17 AM

      NAMES CHOSEN & FROM

      Brownie & Blondie-8 VOTES
      Cheryl
      Pattie Hoolie
      Patty K
      Jan L
      Betsy
      Marilyn G
      Elaine
      Patti Watkins

      Breeze & Spirit-9 VOTES
      Daly
      Rjoneal
      June C
      Elizabeth
      Judy F
      Margaret R
      Becky
      Renee Wolf
      nfc

      Solar & Eclipse-10 VOTES
      Doris
      Judith
      KLL
      Dan
      Bob
      Sue B
      Bobbie
      Isobel
      Cathy R
      RobininMD

      Sun & Moon-2 VOTES
      OR
      Moon Pie & Sonny
      Isabella
      Helen

      Earhart & Lindbergh-2 VOTES
      Karen D
      Mary Proctor

      Marion & Laurel- 2 VOTES
      Dawn
      Chris H

      Monroe & Madison- Susan M
      Thomas & Pierce- birdRJSviewer
      Ally & Aiden – Pattie Watkins
      Bonnie & Barny – Isobel
      Mike & Ike – Bobb
      Earhart & Eclipse – CarolV
      Sashimi & Sushi – Lyn D
      Jerimah & Barney – Elaine
      Sophia & Charlie – Trinity
      Googie & Nattie – Sandi
      Blondie & Dagwood – Gina M
      Radar & Hawkeye- Laura Pluta
      Giselle & Jules – Bre
      Norm & Cliff -Kathy B
      High & Mighty- Rodee Hansen
      Luna & Sol – Leanne
      Porgy & Bass – Tucker
      Raphael & Azarias – Berta G

      • Rjoneal August 27, 2017 at 9:28 am - Reply

        8-27-17 BABY NAMING VOTE-Let us all look at the top 3 names that are in the running for THE BABY NAMING CONTEST BY FOLLOWERS,

        Starting on Monday 8-28-17 we need to take a vote on ONLY the following names listed below

        Brownie & Blondie

        Breeze & Spirit

        Solar & Eclipse

        • Bob September 3, 2017 at 9:52 am - Reply

          Dear Rj, If you still want my final vote it is Solar & Eclipse Thanks, Bob

          • Rjoneal September 3, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

            9-3-17 Reply- Bob I have added you to the list and your vote is being counted for Solar & Eclipse,thanks for voting.

    35. CarolV August 27, 2017 at 9:01 am - Reply

      George has been in and out with nestorations….brought in some sticks.
      He sat looking around, maybe waiting to see if anyone flew in. He and Blondie haven’t been there at the same time.

      • CarolV August 27, 2017 at 9:04 am - Reply

        Doin’ the chest push…………….getting the nest set for winter.

    36. CarolV August 27, 2017 at 8:54 am - Reply

      Blondie was in the nest as the sun came up. She was there till after dark with a late fish George delivered.

      With what scrollback video I watched, I haven’t seen Brownie.

      • CarolV August 27, 2017 at 8:57 am - Reply

        8/26–This was George bringing Blondie a late fish last night. She sat and just held it for a while, so by the time she started to eat, it was already getting dark.

      • CarolV August 27, 2017 at 9:12 am - Reply

        Even tho we are all making name suggestions in pairs, including me, I find myself drawn to Eclipse.

        So I’m choosing Earhart #!—-Eclipse#2 ….and of course, Eggbert

    37. Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 9:06 pm - Reply

      All OZ Followers- If you missed it WTR97 made a video of the flopping fish it is a great video of the event. Thanks again for making the video so glad you are still with us.

    38. Tucker August 26, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      Solar & Eclipse my vote.

      • Rjoneal August 28, 2017 at 9:15 pm - Reply

        8-28-17 Reply- Tucker I have added your name to list thanks for posting I was wondering if your were going to join so thank you. Glad you are part of our Osprey Family.

    39. ospreyzone August 26, 2017 at 10:31 am - Reply

      Please, please, please, don’t visit the nest. It is on a private road in a private community. There is no parking there only private driveways and the nest is on private property. We don’t want to become an issue with the neighbors. Thanks

    40. JanL August 26, 2017 at 8:59 am - Reply

      Early this morning, 6:00 AM or so, sun rising, nobody home at the nest!

    41. Betsy August 26, 2017 at 12:14 am - Reply

      I was happy to see Gracie still around when she dropped off a partial fish to chick #1 who was on the nest.

    42. CarolV August 25, 2017 at 8:07 pm - Reply

      @18:48–George brought in seaweed to be greeted by Brownie in nest and Blondie on perch. They told him about the lost fish and George flew out.

      • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 8:09 pm - Reply

        about 10 mins. later, George was back and Brownie got it. Blondie must have told George she needed dessert.

        • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 8:10 pm - Reply

          Brownie took a firm grip on his fish and went out to dinner.

          • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 8:15 pm - Reply

            A few minutes later, George brought another fish for his princess. He let it go to flip around the nest. It almost made it over the side, but Blondie caught it. George watched till she had it, then left. Such a good dad!

            • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 8:17 pm

              Blondie ate most of that fish and left a tailfin when she went up.

    43. CarolV August 25, 2017 at 7:39 pm - Reply

      George brought in a big fish for Brownie…a big flipper!

      • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 7:41 pm - Reply

        Brownie had it under control but had to ride it like a bronco!

        • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 7:42 pm - Reply

          He was eying the perch and took a jump for it…………..

          • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 7:44 pm - Reply

            …the weight of the fish pulled them over left side of nest and down….
            He must have lost the fish …..

            • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 7:47 pm

              He was back shortly after, empty footed and ready to haunt Blondie.
              When he worked his way over to her, Blondie jumped to perch. There must have been some fish left, because he was on the porch for a while and cleaned his beak when he walked back in sight.

    44. CarolV August 25, 2017 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      @16:23—Blondie came in complaining about 5 mins. ago. Nest has been empty since breakfast, as far as I’ve seen. Now she’s calling for service. She looks like she’s waiting for that sailboat to float right in her mouth!

      • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 7:36 pm - Reply

        After her wait, George brought Blondie a fish @17:12

        • Betsy August 28, 2017 at 4:17 pm - Reply

          CarolV: That’s Gracie!! (No spots on inside of wings and mark on right chest!!)

    45. CarolV August 25, 2017 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      Friday afternoon….always a popular day for sailboat watching!

      No osprey watching today….nest has been empty since early this morning….

      • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 3:16 pm - Reply

        ……………………SAILBOATS……………………………………………

        (forgot them…oops…….)

    46. Isobel August 25, 2017 at 1:39 pm - Reply

      My vote is for Solar and Eclipse. Been great fun seeing all the names that have been suggested. Many thanks to everyone.

      • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 5:53 pm - Reply

        8-26-17 Reply Isobel I have added your name to the list thanks for joining in. Take care.

    47. CarolV August 25, 2017 at 10:29 am - Reply

      Flashback Friday…………….4/25/16–George bringing Gracie “flowers” on a damp spring morning………………

      • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

        CarolV too funny I just posted early 2 pics of Geo flying in with stick showing nest and him along with sun rising pretty much the same view just 2 different years below. Guess we both had Geo on our minds.

    48. CarolV August 25, 2017 at 9:38 am - Reply

      5:50am- George brings in a fish to a hungry Blondie

      • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 9:41 am - Reply

        Brownie showed up a minute later. Tried his usual casual edge around the nest till within reach maneuver ……..

        • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 9:50 am - Reply

          Blondie said” Not this time, Bro!” and left, fish and nesting trailing behind………

          • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 9:53 am - Reply

            Brownie hung around, complaining and checking for leftovers where Blondie was……then took off.

            • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 9:56 am

              George came in @6:26 with a nice fish and no one home……waited around for a taker but nobody showed up. Took his fish and left.

    49. Rjoneal August 25, 2017 at 9:14 am - Reply

      8-25-17 ALL OZ FOLLOWERS-
      For those who are in the path or have loved ones in area of Hurricane Harvey Be Safe. As a hurricane and tornado survivor thinking about you all.

      • ChrisH August 25, 2017 at 10:46 am - Reply

        Same here… my thoughts are w/ you too. Stay safe…

      • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 6:02 pm - Reply

        Thoughts going out to the people in the path of Harvey……

    50. Rjoneal August 25, 2017 at 9:01 am - Reply

      DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN ……..IT ALL STARTED ….

      • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 9:44 am - Reply

        Love is in the air…do-do–do-do-DOO- I can see the floating hearts!

        • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 5:54 pm - Reply

          8-26-17 Reply- Thanks CarolV and Yes EGGBERT is in the middle of the babies.

      • ChrisH August 25, 2017 at 10:44 am - Reply

        This is great!! Hard to believe it wasn’t that long ago and that the kids today are the same as the ones in this picture (every year I think the same thing)! I’m already starting to get choked up thinking of them leaving soon….

        • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 6:04 pm - Reply

          8-26-17 Reply- Chris H me too Chris, as soon I see the nest empty for the 1st time I start to prepare myself so I wont go in to shock when they are gone. This year has really been hard on me since Sweet Gracie moved out of the nest so early I hope she does not make this her new routine next year. Out of all The Ospreys we get to see the (mom) Osprey Gracie the least since she is the last to arrive at the nest and the 1st to leave booo. I am already sad knowing our babies might not even come to nest with a fish they get on their own. At the rate they appear at the nest at meal time and get fish from Geo I sure hope they are fishing some. They need to start growing up and learn quick or migration will be hard on them.
          This year at the nest just has been so different other than our George. He is the same in his routine just better. Take care.

      • Helen August 26, 2017 at 2:49 pm - Reply

        Wonderful picture Ranay – don’t know if we will have a calendar this year and this would be perfect.

    51. Rjoneal August 25, 2017 at 8:54 am - Reply

      BABY NAMING VOTES BY FOLLOWERS- UPDATED 8-24-17 AM

      NAMES CHOSEN & FROM

      Brownie & Blondie
      Cheryl
      Pattie Hoolie
      Patty K
      Jan L
      Betsy
      Marilyn G

      Breeze & Spirit
      Daly
      Rjoneal
      June C
      Elizabeth
      Judy F
      Margaret R

      Earhart & Lindbergh
      CarolV
      Karen D

      Monroe & Madison
      Susan M
      Cathy R

      Thomas & Pierce
      birdRJSviewer

      Ally & Aiden – Pattie Watkins

      Bonnie & Barny – Isobel

      Mike & Ike – Bobb

      Marion & Laurel
      Dawn
      Chris H

      Sashimi & Sushi – Lyn D

      Jerimah & Barney – Elaine

      Sophia & Charlie – Trinity

      Googie & Nattie – Sandi

      Blondie & Dagwood – Gina M

      Radar & Hawkeye- Laura Pluta

      Giselle & Jules – Bre

      Norm & Cliff -Kathy B

      Solar & Eclipse
      Doris
      Judith
      KLL
      Dan
      Bob
      Sue B

      Sun & Moon
      OR
      Moon Pie & Sonny
      Isabella
      Helen

      Luna & Sol – Leanne

      Porgy & Bass – Tucker

      Raphael & Azarias – Berta G

      • Bobbie August 25, 2017 at 11:50 am - Reply

        I’d like to register my vote for Solar & Eclipse.

        • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 6:05 pm - Reply

          8-26-17 Reply- Bobbie I have added your name to the list and thank you for playing.

      • Becky August 25, 2017 at 2:11 pm - Reply

        Breeze and Spirit or Luna and Sol. Thank you.

        • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 9:09 pm - Reply

          8-26-17 Reply- Becky I have added your name to the list, I put you with Breeze & Spirit since it has more votes than Luna & Sol. Thank you for joining in.
          Is this the same Becky that used to have an osprey for pic on Gravatar?

    52. Rjoneal August 25, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

      2 different years George bringing in a stick to an empty nest

    53. Betsy August 25, 2017 at 2:21 am - Reply

      Looked like someone was using a flashlight

      • Betsy August 25, 2017 at 2:22 am - Reply

        to search around a couple of times

      • Betsy August 25, 2017 at 2:22 am - Reply

        Birds flying late to

      • Betsy August 25, 2017 at 2:23 am - Reply

        the nest

        • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 9:59 am - Reply

          Have seen that odd light before….always a little creepy….and the birds don’t like it, for sure!

          • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 9:10 pm - Reply

            Yes CarolV wasn’t just last week or week before it happened and June C and several of us including you posted pics…..

    54. CarolV August 24, 2017 at 9:51 pm - Reply

      Rjoneal…any problem with choosing names from different pairs, as they did last two years? I’m torn…..

      • CarolV August 24, 2017 at 10:37 pm - Reply

        I would go with Earhart and Eclipse

      • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 6:08 pm - Reply

        8-26-17 CarolV I have made your change of name choices. 🙂

    55. CarolV August 24, 2017 at 9:38 pm - Reply

      18:33- Another one from George to a waiting Blondie….

      • CarolV August 24, 2017 at 9:48 pm - Reply

        It’s a nice sized headless fish. She held it for a while, probably waiting for the last fish to process! She eventually ate it, then headed up.

        It looked like Brownie tried several times to get up to perch….may have made it finally, but was too dark to see if he came back down!
        George is super patient with these two. Especially since Gracie doesn’t seem to be helping as much this year. I don’t remember her taking these long sojourns in previous years…..I remember that she was at the nest most days until suddenly she wasn’t. Guess this is just another proof that the more you watch, the more you learn……expect the unexpected!

        Temps tonight low 60s…when I drove to work this a.m., passing thru a section of the pine barrens, the temp was 57 @ about 7:30am. Was a warm sunny day and tomorrow is supposed to be a repeat.

    56. CarolV August 24, 2017 at 9:34 pm - Reply

      17:27—A waiting Blondie…..

      • CarolV August 24, 2017 at 9:36 pm - Reply

        Pretty porgy for Papa’s Princess…………

      • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 9:35 pm - Reply

        CarolV Great shot with the feather out like a finger and just enough of George flying in with that big fish.

    57. CarolV August 24, 2017 at 9:28 pm - Reply

      RENOS by Blondie

      • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 9:33 pm - Reply

        CarolV I watched this whole event, it was like watching mom & dad G&G, Baby learned the skill of moving those big heavy sticks and not to give up till you get it were you want it. Good Job my sweetie baby osprey.

    58. CarolV August 24, 2017 at 9:19 pm - Reply

      @15:12……Here comes the fish………

      • CarolV August 24, 2017 at 9:21 pm - Reply

        George was dancing trying to control this strong, wriggly fish! And the attack of the hungry Brownie!

        • CarolV August 24, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

          Brownie sat and studied the view for several minutes………

    59. RobininMD August 24, 2017 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      I vote for Solar & Eclipse – I missed much of this season – Summer has flown by this year! Love these & all Osprey’s but my newest bird love is purple martins!

      • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 6:13 pm - Reply

        8-26-17 Reply- RobinMD Hi, we have missed you glad you are seeing these beautiful 2 strong babies as they get ready to migrate and they are the 3rd batch of babies from G&G.
        Gracie moved out of nest early so we do not know if we will know when she leaves to migrate. George is still providing fish about 3-4 times a day at the nest sometimes more.
        I have added your name to the list. Thanks for checking in when you can.
        Love Our Osprey Family & Followers

    60. rodee hansen August 24, 2017 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      Ranay ……… If not too late here is my idea of names: HIGH and MIGHTY.

      I am having a good day. Love, Rodee

      • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 10:02 am - Reply

        Rodee! So glad you’re having a good day! Hope many more come your way!

      • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 6:15 pm - Reply

        8-26-17 Rodee no, not to late, of course I have added your name and choices to the list. Keep in touch.

    61. Mary Proctor August 24, 2017 at 11:26 am - Reply

      Earhart & Lindbergh

      • Trinity August 25, 2017 at 5:08 pm - Reply

        My vote for those names 👍🏻

      • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 6:16 pm - Reply

        8-26-17 Reply- Mary Proctor glad you are with us and I have added your name to the list.

    62. nfc August 24, 2017 at 11:01 am - Reply

      A watcher since the beginning. Love all the pictures and comments. This has been a good year. Names— Spirit and Breeze

      • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 6:18 pm - Reply

        8-26-17 nfc- Yes, you have been here from beginning but do not comment to much and thats ok just glad you are just still with us and watching our beautiful Osprey Family.
        I have added your name to the list and thanks for joining in.

    63. Rjoneal August 24, 2017 at 10:11 am - Reply

      8-24-17 ON THIS DAY IN 2016- with Brutus & Rocky,

    64. Rjoneal August 24, 2017 at 9:24 am - Reply

      ALL OZ FOLLOWERS PLEASE READ *** Now that we have dwindle down to a pretty Great List of Names I think we should all review the Choices that so far have the most VOTES and start to think about which one you want your vote to go to.
      Here Are the Names that have the most Votes so far-

      Breeze & Spirit

      Brownie & Blondie OR Blondie & Brownie

      Earhart & Lindbergh

      Monroe & Madison

      Solar & Eclipse

      Sun & Moon OR Moon Pie & Sonny

      RULES – 2017 BABY NAMING VOTE BY THE FOLLOWERS – End date to post is 8-30-17 and Official List for Babies Names on 8-31-17
      The Names that have the Most Votes will be Posted on 8-30-17
      If we have a Tie on Names the choices will be posted and we will need to Vote only on those Names
      Just post 2 Names Only for your Choices or pick any of the Names already Listed

      Love my Osprey Family and Followers

      • Cathy R August 24, 2017 at 12:59 pm - Reply

        In the spirit of narrowing down the list, I am going to change my original names to Solar and Eclipse to commemorate the special event in the year of their birth.

        Godspeed for their travels and I hope they come again in the future. Thank everyone for the great job you do.

        • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 9:12 pm - Reply

          Cathy R got your names on list this might be a duplicate.

      • Elaine August 24, 2017 at 1:27 pm - Reply

        I am voting for Brownie and Blonde or Blonde and Brownie. What a beautiful family. I have enjoyed watching them this year, especially since I am still recuperating from shoulder replacement surgery.

        • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 9:13 pm - Reply

          8-26-17 Elaine this might have already been posted but I have your name on list thanks for joining and I hope you are recovering well. We have missed you!

      • Patti Watkins August 24, 2017 at 2:29 pm - Reply

        I am going to vote for Blondie and Brownie since that is what we have been calling them.

        • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 9:14 pm - Reply

          Patti Watkinks this might be already posted but just in case I have your name on list thanks for posting.

      • Renee Wolf August 24, 2017 at 3:39 pm - Reply

        I had posted my vote literally seconds before this post….hope you received it. (Breeze & Spirit) Thank you!

        • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 9:15 pm - Reply

          Hi Renee Wolf I have you added to the list, I picked the same name choices, great minds think alike ha…

      • Karen D. August 24, 2017 at 6:24 pm - Reply

        I’m still going with Earhart & Lindbergh. Thanks for doing this Rjoneal!

        • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 9:16 pm - Reply

          Karen I will keep you with your choices, thank you for posting and staying with us again for another great year.

      • June c August 25, 2017 at 7:20 am - Reply

        Nice family portrait …

        • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 9:17 pm - Reply

          Thanks June C I like it .. HUGS

    65. Rjoneal August 24, 2017 at 9:09 am - Reply

      BABY NAMING VOTES BY FOLLOWERS- UPDATED 8-24-17 AM
      NAMES CHOSEN & FROM

      Brownie & Blondie
      Cheryl
      Pattie Hoolie
      Patty K
      Jan L
      Betsy
      Marilyn G

      Breeze & Spirit
      Daly
      Rjoneal
      June C
      Elizabeth
      Judy F

      Earhart & Lindbergh
      CarolV
      Karen D

      Monroe & Madison
      Susan M
      Cathy R

      Ally & Aiden – Pattie Watkins

      Bonnie & Barny – Isobel

      Mike & Ike – Bobb

      Marion & Laurel – Dawn

      Bailey & Layla – Margaret R

      Sashimi & Sushi – Lyn D

      Jerimah & Barney – Elaine

      Sophia & Charlie – Trinity

      Googie & Nattie – Sandi

      Blondie & Dagwood – Gina M

      Radar & Hawkeye- Laura Pluta

      Giselle & Jules – Bre

      Norm & Cliff -Kathy B

      Solar & Eclipse
      Doris
      Judith
      KLL
      Dan
      Bob

      Sun & Moon
      OR
      Moon Pie & Sonny
      Isabella
      Helen

      Luna & Sol – Leanne

      Porgy & Bass – Tucker

      Raphael & Azarias – Berta G

    66. Betsy August 24, 2017 at 8:17 am - Reply

      Helloooo Aidan or Paul. This is my second comment re page 65 and 2 other people have also noted the problem with the page. I’m repeating my comment:

      THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH PAGE 65. WHETHER YOU CLICK ON “PREVIOUS” WHILE ON PAGE 66, “NEXT” WHILE ON PAGE 64 OR DIRECTLY ON PAGE 65 IT JUST OPENS TO A BLANK PAGE.

      • Betsy August 24, 2017 at 8:21 am - Reply

        Attached picture:

      • Aidan August 24, 2017 at 10:35 am - Reply

        Hi Betsy, I am aware of the problem and am trying to figure out what is causing it.

      • Rjoneal August 26, 2017 at 9:18 pm - Reply

        cute character

    67. CarolV August 24, 2017 at 6:59 am - Reply

      Anybody see the fish?

    68. SueB August 24, 2017 at 6:01 am - Reply

      I love Solar and Eclipse for names. So fitting for this year 🙂

      • Rjoneal August 24, 2017 at 8:08 pm - Reply

        8-24-17 Reply- Sue B I have added your name to the list, thanks for joining and posting.

    69. CarolV August 23, 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

      Had late hours today so didn’t get to see much of the happenings at the nest..I know Blondie had some fish. Hope some posts to catch me up.It’s time these spoiled brats get out there fishing! I expected Brownie to be bringing his own by now. I guess he could be eating elsewhere….
      First thing I saw when I logged in was that clump of unraveled, frayed rope. Looks like something Gracie would love! Hope someone posted who and when it appeared.

      Blondie decided it needed to be moved……..

      Looks like 2 kids upstairs tonight. It’s supposed to cool down and you can feel it already. Temps dropping in to low 60s and even high 50s in pine barrens; typically cooler than anywhere out here.

      • Betsy August 24, 2017 at 1:18 pm - Reply

        CarolV: George brought rope yesterday, 8/23, at 8:34:17.

        • CarolV August 25, 2017 at 10:04 am - Reply

          Thanks….I was hoping Gracie- cause it seemed so HER!

        • Betsy August 25, 2017 at 5:44 pm - Reply

          CarolV: I guess her love of funky things rubbed off on him 😀 😀

    70. birdRJSviewer August 23, 2017 at 8:47 pm - Reply

      Name contest still open? If yes, my choices are Thomas and Pierce

      • Rjoneal August 24, 2017 at 8:10 pm - Reply

        8-24-17 Reply- birdRJSviewer nice to see you post and no it is not to late, I have added your name and Choices to the list.
        Thanks for posting.

    71. MargaretR August 23, 2017 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      My choice for the names are Breeze and Spirit

      • Rjoneal August 24, 2017 at 8:14 pm - Reply

        8-24-17 Reply- Margaret R Thank you for your name changes, I have added you to the list and have taken Bailey & Layla off. Good Luck!

    72. Bob August 23, 2017 at 10:11 am - Reply

      Hi to all, Has anyone seen a chick catch a fish yet? I haven’t but I’m not watching a lot either and may have missed it. I like the names Solar and Eclipse. Just seems to fit for the obvious reason. The youngsters had better start catching fish soon. Long trip will be coming up.

      • Rjoneal August 23, 2017 at 11:24 am - Reply

        8-23-17 Reply- Bob, No we have not been able to see any of the babies bring a fish in the nest. They do still come to nest 2-3 times a day at meal time to get fish from George. This makes us believe they might still be practicing their dives but not being successful yet. We have seen George slow down on deliveries but they are still getting enough from him.
        We might not even witness a baby bringing in a fish to the nest that they get themselves since they already fly off with fish from Geo and eat in trees. They have been spending most of their time away from nest unless they are looking for food.

        This Year has been an unusual one since it is the first time Gracie left the nest early but she is in the area and has made a brief appearance about 1x a week or so. The babies were just beginning to self feed and she moved out of nest and has not stayed around nest area very much nor has she brought in fish for the babies except a couple of times. Usually she would help George feed the babies by bringing in fish too and hanging out to watch their progress until they start fishing on their own but she has moved on to a new place to stay until she migrates. Guess since there are only 2 babies she figures George can handle this. Last previous years this would be the time she would let George feed her and bring fish to her too. George might be meeting her in the trees and giving her fish so she has no need to go to nest.( My Backyard Ospreys in Florida do this once they want the babies to fish on their own. Dad will call out to mom and meet in a tree and give her a fish but my ospreys here don’t migrate so could be different with Migration Ospreys.)
        I just hope she is fating up for winter migration which could be anytime for her.

        Thank you for posting and joining in with naming the babies I have added your choices to the list.

        • Bob August 27, 2017 at 10:26 am - Reply

          Dear Rj, Thanks for the quick reply and the good update. I always can count on you. Also thanks for adding my name vote. Just hope those youngsters learn to feed themselves in time for migration. Know you feel the same. Regards, Bob

    73. Rjoneal August 23, 2017 at 9:30 am - Reply

      ALL OZ -Just have share, made me laugh there are several poses of this I will probably do something with them later but for now hope it makes you smile too.

      • Rjoneal August 23, 2017 at 9:30 am - Reply

        1 more

      • SUE August 23, 2017 at 4:58 pm - Reply

        Love it!

        • Rjoneal August 24, 2017 at 8:20 pm - Reply

          8-24-17 Reply- Sue Thank you for noticing and posting. I feel like sometimes I am talking to an empty room, but if I can make just 1 person smile or feel as happy as me when I look at our osprey family then that makes me even happier. Last year so many followers posted and this year has been very little and very little comments. I feel happiest when I can share a funny or cute moment with others. Take care and once again thanks for comment.

      • CarolV August 24, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

        Top shot…..can you see me now?????

        So cute!

    74. Betsy August 23, 2017 at 9:29 am - Reply

      Chick #2 is 11 weeks old today.

      • CarolV August 24, 2017 at 10:29 pm - Reply

        Time has gone so quickly! Thanks for the milestones!

    75. Rjoneal August 23, 2017 at 9:27 am - Reply

      ATTENTION ALL OZ FOLLOWERS- BETSY has shared her Video with Baby1 Fledging. THANK YOU BETSY, So glad you are sharing your video, we all know there was video issues at the time so No Need to bring that up again please.
      Everyone please watch Betsy video and give her a Thank You. The video is what it is we have no control over the video camera so just enjoy what we have.
      Love my Osprey Family & Followers

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