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July 6, 2020: The first egg has hatched!

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Belle’s Journey

Written by Dr. Rob Bierregaard & Illustrated by Kate Garchinsky

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.

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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

    44,311 Comments

    1. CarolV September 15, 2017 at 6:52 am - Reply

      Beautiful Eclipse saying good morning…………….Solar, I think, was chirping from the perch.

      Since I guess we are past the point when Gracie will make another surprise appearance……………..Wishing her an easy journey……good winds, soft skies and a well earned vacation till we see you next spring. Miss you!

      • CarolV September 15, 2017 at 7:02 am - Reply

        No osprey, just a pretty sunrise. The predicted rains from Irma have been a bust.a few random showers with the possibility of some today. She did bring warmer weather and HUMIDITY back with her.temps near 80 and overcast……clouds and sun mixed throughout the day.

        At the nest in Cutchogue, where I work, Verizon Vic appears to be on his own. The 2nd of his 2 kids, who had been yapping in the nest, was last seen Saturday. It was sitting on Dad’s pole, on one of the climbing rungs. God speed, young one.
        The Mattituck nest, the upscale one in the fancy lightpost, has been empty for a while. I think they moved out because it is a small nest and crowded………maybe rented a beach tree-condo closer to the water for the end of summer.
        Things are winding down and really feeling like summer’s end…………………….

        • Rjoneal September 15, 2017 at 8:07 pm - Reply

          tks for update on weather and the other ospreys 🙂

    2. Rjoneal September 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      9-14-17 More drama for Bailey and update on Bailey –
      Eric reports in an email to moderator on site it is all posted, “The report from the rehabber is that they would like to monitor and care for Bailey for a few days. One of her wounds was a bit deeper and they were concerned about a risk of infection. This facility is very good and we can rest assured that she is in good hands.

      About 40 minutes after releasing Bailey and watching her successfully fly off we spotted her again in the water on the opposite side of the island. Again I went out in the boat and brought her aboard. She showed 2 small wounds. One on her upper thigh and one on her lower back, suggesting another attempted attack by an eagle. They appear to be superficial, but we did decide to send her along to the local rehabber to get antibiotics and a thorough inspection of the wounds. Before sending her off I was able to get a few more fish for her and she consumed about 2 entire mackerel. We hope to have her back later this afternoon or tomorrow morning so that Steve is still around to help in her care and she may still migrate on time.
      And this was the action this morning: Steve and Bailey were engaged in an aerial combat with a Bald Eagle this morning. This is what Eva Mathews, Hog Island’s Program Manager sent me via email:
      Bailey was forced from the sky this morning by a Bald Eagle.

      • CarolV September 15, 2017 at 10:00 am - Reply

        I think Bailey is a cat! She has 9 lives

    3. Betsy September 14, 2017 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      Like the game Barrel of Monkeys!!

      The chicks were both on the nest screaming for dinner. George brought a fish which Eclipse snagged and flew off with. About 15 minutes later George came back with a fish for Solar. In Solar’s frenzy to grab the fish Solar’s and George’s talons got hooked together …

      • Betsy September 14, 2017 at 7:38 pm - Reply

        As George flew off, Solar was dragged across the nest …

      • Betsy September 14, 2017 at 7:40 pm - Reply

        And, over the edge …

        • CarolV September 15, 2017 at 10:35 am - Reply

          You gotta see expression in that face as Solar goes over! Don’t tell me that bird is not saying OMG or Help Me! !!!!

      • Betsy September 14, 2017 at 7:41 pm - Reply

        But, don’t worry, they separated and George flew off one way and Solar flew back to the nest …

      • Betsy September 14, 2017 at 7:43 pm - Reply

        to get the fish!!

        • CarolV September 15, 2017 at 10:02 am - Reply

          Nice shots! So glad you posted this!

          • CarolV September 15, 2017 at 10:36 am - Reply

            ESPECIALLY shot of Solar on the way out!

          • Betsy September 16, 2017 at 12:25 am - Reply

            CarolV: Thanks!

    4. Rjoneal September 14, 2017 at 2:14 pm - Reply

      The whole family 7-13-17

    5. Rjoneal September 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm - Reply

      9-14-17 Please Watch Video click below
      Today if you have not herd our Dear Osprey Bailey was attacked by an Eagle. He is the only survivor from Hog Island who has had so much drama and close calls to his death this season has managed to survive and thanks to his devoted Osprey parents and all the Hog Island staff who has had to intervene 3x time now to save his life.
      Today an Eagle attacks him knocking him into the water and Bailey could not get flight to get out of water,then Steve the dad Osprey has to give chase to the eagle who swoops down on Bailey in the water,good osprey dad protects his last baby helpless in the water but wait A boat the Hog Island staff saves Bailey from the water and we were told all good no injuries and I believe Bailey is back out on Island. I hope they migrate soon, he reminds so many of us as Rocky fought to survive against so many odds.

      Anyways it made me want to know if when an Osprey is fishing have they ever drowned by being in the water to long. I found this short clip video to educate me a lil more and I wanted to share with everyone. I hope you learn something new today too.
      Love my Osprey Family & Followers

      http://askanaturalist.com/osprey-struggling-to-get-off-the-water/

      • Rjoneal September 14, 2017 at 2:16 pm - Reply

        More info below about Water and the Ospreys

        • CarolV September 15, 2017 at 10:04 am - Reply

          Thanks for all the info, Rj!!!

      • CarolV September 15, 2017 at 10:40 am - Reply

        BTW– Bailey was found to have injuries from eagle attack and had to stay at rehabber for antibiotics. Hopefully only a short stay and hopefully, Steve will still be there to watch over her.

    6. Rjoneal September 14, 2017 at 11:07 am - Reply

      The magnificent George delivers fish

    7. CarolV September 14, 2017 at 6:41 am - Reply

      Solar is in the nest as the “sun” comes up…..gloomy morning

      • CarolV September 14, 2017 at 6:43 am - Reply

        George delivering early….Eclipse flies down from perch to snag it……

        • CarolV September 14, 2017 at 6:44 am - Reply

          Eclipse showing off his fish before going

    8. Betsy September 13, 2017 at 11:25 pm - Reply

      Pretty solar.

    9. CarolV September 13, 2017 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      Watching Eclipse make his loop to the perch……….

      • CarolV September 13, 2017 at 7:45 pm - Reply

        A few minutes later, Solar is more straight forward……….

    10. CarolV September 13, 2017 at 7:09 pm - Reply

      @7:00pm- George is still working! Eclipse does the under-grab for the fish…

    11. Bob September 13, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      Sorry to say there were many nest wipeouts in Florida during Irma. Hope many made it through. Actually, I’m glad we made it through!

      • Rjoneal September 15, 2017 at 1:42 pm - Reply

        Bob, my Osprey nest in backyard in Florida is still there and both Juv babies are fine they came to my backyard after hurricane and went fishing. Most osprey nest are not occupied meaning no eggs or babies to have to worry about. Thanks for posting 🙂

    12. Bob September 13, 2017 at 6:33 pm - Reply

      Can anyone tell me that these young of year are supporting themselves yet? I recall past youngsters catching many fish by this time. Are Solar & Eclipse doing the same? I can’t watch the site all the time so I don’t know how they are doing. It seems they are still begging for fish from the adults which surprises me. It won’t be too long before they are forced to leave and I would love to know they’re ready for their long trip. Bob

      • CarolV September 15, 2017 at 10:08 am - Reply

        BOB! Glad to hear from you! You may have noticed you were a subject of discussion!

        I have not seen the kids bring a fish to the nest. No telling if they are fishing and eating elsewhere. They have been seen coming in wet. But they seem to still depend on George a lot.

      • Rjoneal September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm - Reply

        9-15-17 Bob no the babies named Solar & Eclipse have not caught their own fish that we have observed. It is ol though even if they do not get their own fish they have been diving and practicing and they will learn by instinct on their travels when they migrate. Some Juv ospreys never fish until they migrate and others start fishing as soon as they fledge. Just depends on the bird. I know our Florida Ospreys fish right away not successful at first but they do learn quick in my area.
        Our babies will be fine this is normal for some ospreys they are not taught how to fish it is a learned and instinctive behavior so they will fish when they have too.
        Thanks for posting.

      • June c September 16, 2017 at 8:45 am - Reply

        Hi Bob ..so happy to hear from you…that ur OK…Looking at map you where in a flood zone…Hope ur home did not suffer major damage..

    13. CarolV September 13, 2017 at 5:51 pm - Reply

      Both kids have fish. Saw George brought nice fish for each of them with in the last 1/2 hr. Neither one is eating except for the occasional pick, so I’m guessing they have been well fed this afternoon.

      • CarolV September 13, 2017 at 6:07 pm - Reply

        Solar got her fish…………..

        • CarolV September 13, 2017 at 6:09 pm - Reply

          @17:190–Eclipse was starting to harass Solar but George pulled in from the store right on time………..

          • CarolV September 13, 2017 at 6:10 pm - Reply

            Solar’s fish……….

            • CarolV September 13, 2017 at 6:11 pm

              CORRECTION: Eclipse’s fish

            • CarolV September 13, 2017 at 6:14 pm

              Eclipse decided to take a few bites; then took it to go @17:23……

            • CarolV September 13, 2017 at 6:22 pm

              @18:14, Eclipse is back without fish (prob. ate it!) Solar still has most of hers and is spurred to eating with Eclipse yapping behind her!

    14. Rjoneal September 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm - Reply

      SHOUT OUT TO – Bre & Elaine I know you both live in Florida and hopefully you will check in when you can to let us know you are ok
      This also goes out to all other Floridian Followers I can not remember where everyone is from. Check in if you can let us know your ok.
      I am with you Family of Floridians we are slowly rebuilding one day at a time.

      • CarolV September 15, 2017 at 10:13 am - Reply

        Cheers to you and all our FL buddies! You’ve had a rough time and are still keepin’ on!

    15. Rjoneal September 13, 2017 at 2:33 pm - Reply

      Our Dear Friend Bob and his wife live in Longboat Florida if I am not mistaken, and they are just as flooded and more as Jacksonville,Florida the Keys got it pretty bad hope to hear from our friend Bob.
      Longboat Key is a town in Manatee and Sarasota counties along the central west coast of the U.S. state of Florida, located on and coterminous with the barrier island of the same name. Longboat Key is south of Anna Maria Island, between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It is almost equally divided between Manatee and Sarasota counties. The town of Longboat Key was incorporated in 1955 and is part of the Bradenton–Sarasota–Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.
      Longboat Key, Florida

      If you want to see were it is here is a link –

      http://m.mobilewebsiteserver.com/site/longboatkey?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.longboatkey.org%2F&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

    16. Betsy September 13, 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      Eclipse is 14 weeks old today.

    17. Rjoneal September 13, 2017 at 9:17 am - Reply

      Our Baby1 Solar

      • Rjoneal September 13, 2017 at 9:17 am - Reply

        Our Baby 2 Eclipse

        • CarolV September 13, 2017 at 7:46 pm - Reply

          Very beachy frames…………on great shots

    18. Rjoneal September 13, 2017 at 8:50 am - Reply

      9-13-17 ALL OZ FOLLOWERS, Watch Video Please so much Drama between Solar & Eclipse over fish yesterday. Thanks again WTR97 your amazing !

      • MFPI September 13, 2017 at 6:38 pm - Reply

        Thank you so much WTR97 for this incredible video of Osprey juvenile behavior and also, thank you rjoneal for always inspiring us on.

        • Rjoneal September 15, 2017 at 1:57 pm - Reply

          9-15-17 MFPI Thank you for your kind,sweet words,so glad we can all come together to watch our beautiful osprey family. Nice having only 2 babies this year but I sure miss our Gracie already. HUGS

      • CarolV September 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

        Thanks for the mega-battle video!

      • Isabella September 14, 2017 at 9:55 am - Reply

        What a great video! Glad you’re okay Rjoneal!

        • Rjoneal September 15, 2017 at 1:59 pm - Reply

          9-15-17 Isabella glad you liked the video and thank you for caring. So glad to see our osprey family, was a little worried I might miss them if the migrated during our hurricane.
          Thank you for posting

      • Pattie Hoolie September 14, 2017 at 10:48 am - Reply

        That was Crazy When are these babies going to get their own fish

        • Rjoneal September 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm - Reply

          Pattie Hoolie you know they might not fish until they migrate so we might not see them get a fish. Thanks for posting.

    19. Rjoneal September 13, 2017 at 8:32 am - Reply

      TO ALL OZ FOLLOWERS-
      I want to thank My Osprey Zone Family for all the warm emails,texts,postings during this very difficult time.
      We have electricity now where I live, one more step closer to getting repairs done. You can only take it day by day here in Florida. They have no lumber here in Florida and so many more things that we need to get our houses back up and running but trucks are supposed to be moving in. There are some gas stations that now have gas and water but very long wait in lines. Our grocery stores here are bare still you cannot even find bread but today they too are getting trucks in.
      What a long 3-4 days and nights that was. We do have thousands of dollars’ worth of damage but I still have a house which is more than some. I am so grateful not to mention all my family is fine and thats all that really matters.
      My backyard Ospreys are fine, I do not know how or where they went but the 2 babies who are of course Juv. came to lake yesterday to fish. This just goes to show how strong our birds really are having to endure nature like this every day all the time.
      Thank You to those who sent me pics and videos of the Osprey Family I missed so much.
      Just when I was needing some George & Gracie Osprey Nest time with things being so bad June C sent me pics & video to watch to make me laugh and smile.
      Love Our Osprey Family & Followers!

      • Rjoneal September 13, 2017 at 8:42 am - Reply

        9-13-17 Micheal G.Martin this is the best I could do for you on your request of Solar & Eclipse you know since I have been a lil busy with the hurricane and all lol. Betsy makes her own frames and portraits so she would be the best one to ask if you want a professional one done. Here is my post Irma Hurricane version for you.

        • Michael G. Martin September 13, 2017 at 11:20 am - Reply

          RJ
          You’ve outdone yourself it must have taken sometime to create such a lovely photo The next thing I have to figure out is to how to save the photo

          Thank-You
          Mike

          • Rjoneal September 15, 2017 at 2:03 pm - Reply

            9-15-17 Micheal G.Martin I posted on site to your attention info on how to save pictures hope it helps.
            I am glad you liked it, I was not sure if it was what you had in mind so I am happy you liked it.

        • June c September 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm - Reply

          That really came out great……

          • Rjoneal September 15, 2017 at 2:04 pm - Reply

            9-15-17 JuneC aww thanks lady glad you like it. 🙂

      • Aidan September 13, 2017 at 11:11 am - Reply

        Very glad to hear you and your family are alright, and hoping that everything will get back to normal as quickly as possible!

        • Rjoneal September 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm - Reply

          9-13-17 Aidan thank you, it is so kind of you to remember me with all that you do every day for us Osprey Zone Followers.

      • margaretR September 13, 2017 at 12:46 pm - Reply

        So happy you are back with us Rjoneal and you and your family are OK.

        • Rjoneal September 15, 2017 at 2:05 pm - Reply

          9-15-17 Margaret R thank you for your kind words and I am glad to be back and all is replaceable, Thanks for posting. HUGS

      • CarolV September 13, 2017 at 7:51 pm - Reply

        Happy to see you are back and hear you and fam are okay……..
        There was a video of an osprey mid-storm in the middle of a road with a fish! Wish I could locate it to post!
        I like your solar eclipse frame!

      • Leesa Downs September 14, 2017 at 11:28 am - Reply

        Rjoneal, I haven’t been on the site much at all this summer, so I’m just reading that you and your family are in Florida, and have suffered damage from the hurricane. I’m so thankful you are ok, but sorry to hear of the damage. Will be praying for you and all the others who are going through a rough time. My son-in-law and his brother from here in Memphis are heading your way to try and help with some of the clean up. Hope everything begins to get back to some normalcy soon.
        Leesa D.

        • Rjoneal September 15, 2017 at 2:11 pm - Reply

          9-15-17 Lessa Downs I noticed you have not posted that often but just glad you are still with us. Thank you for caring and reaching out and posting to me and my family. Prayers are always welcomed and apprecieated.
          Tell Your family, son-in-law and brother and all those who are leaving their families to come down to Florida or Texas and help us A Big Thank You, Thank You.
          That is a long way to travel please tell them to stay safe. Take care

      • GingerG September 14, 2017 at 5:37 pm - Reply

        So glad to hear you are safe and sound Rjoneal. I hope the services you and so many others need in Florida are back soon.

        • Rjoneal September 15, 2017 at 2:12 pm - Reply

          9-15-17 Ginger G thank you for your concern and thank you for being part of my osprey family.
          HUGS

      • Bob September 17, 2017 at 12:49 pm - Reply

        Dear Rj, All I can say is we dodged a bullet with Irma here on Longboat Key and our Hampton Inn where we sheltered for five days. We didn’t lose power at the hotel which meant we kept our AC, ice, hot breakfasts, and outside no vehicle damage. Came home to LBK and found all intact. Others weren’t as lucky as you just described. There is some mess yet to clean up but compared to others we came out smelling like a rose. Big Australian pines went over like toothpicks but most palms are OK with just some lost fronds. You definitely know a storm hit but not nearly what so many others suffered. I have no idea how our osprey are doing yet. Good luck getting it back together. Bob

    20. CarolV September 12, 2017 at 8:36 pm - Reply

      @18:52- George brought in another fish. Eclipse had eaten the chunk ,that George had left before, in record time and stepped right up to get this one.

      • CarolV September 12, 2017 at 8:37 pm - Reply

        The fish made a run for it but got hung up a flop away from the plunge…….

        • CarolV September 12, 2017 at 8:38 pm - Reply

          Eclipse got it………….

          • CarolV September 12, 2017 at 8:40 pm - Reply

            Solar made a half-hearted charge but Eclipse was firmly holding on to it…..

            • CarolV September 12, 2017 at 8:43 pm

              As it got dark, @19:32….George comes in with a piece of fish…………..

            • CarolV September 12, 2017 at 8:46 pm

              I think this is Solar, who flew down from the perch. She didn’t go for the fish, so George picked it up to hold out to his princess. She took it and was still in nest till full dark.

            • CarolV September 12, 2017 at 8:50 pm

              Weather has been nice the past few days. Temps in 70s or low 80s; sunny with occasional clouds. Overnights cool and clear…It’s supposed to continue like this thru Friday.. There is a chance we may get some showers from the dregs of Irma, but they say we may not even get that little bit of rain.

    21. CarolV September 12, 2017 at 7:42 pm - Reply

      Eclipse flew out and back after that battle and watched Solar polish off every bit of that fish……..complaining loudly!

      • CarolV September 12, 2017 at 7:44 pm - Reply

        George is back with a big chunk of fish for Eclipse………..

    22. CarolV September 12, 2017 at 6:59 pm - Reply

      @17:41…George coming in with a nice porgy…..greeted by his fan club

      • CarolV September 12, 2017 at 7:01 pm - Reply

        Amidst the usual scrimmage, George practically gets shoved from the nest. The fish must have gone overboard, because George didn’t have it and neither do the kids.

        • CarolV September 12, 2017 at 7:08 pm - Reply

          10 mins. later, Superdad returns.

          • CarolV September 12, 2017 at 7:09 pm - Reply

            Nice fish, Dad!

            • CarolV September 12, 2017 at 7:11 pm

              Eclipse gets it…………….

            • CarolV September 12, 2017 at 7:28 pm

              But not for long! Solar rushes him……….

            • CarolV September 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm

              Underneath tugging…………

            • CarolV September 12, 2017 at 7:31 pm

              Face to face fish off!

            • CarolV September 12, 2017 at 7:33 pm

              Tug o’fish lasted about 1 1/2 mins…………

            • CarolV September 12, 2017 at 7:34 pm

              and Solar has it!

    23. birdRJSviewer September 12, 2017 at 4:40 pm - Reply

      Has the chicks been able to fish on their own?

      • Isabella September 14, 2017 at 10:06 am - Reply

        Many don’t fish till they are on their migration.that’s why dad stays till they leave. There are exceptions like C4 over at Charlo. They don’t need to be taught how to fish,it’s hard wired into their brains. They will fish when they’re hungry because they’re osprey,and well….they eat fish! Lol

    24. June c September 12, 2017 at 11:23 am - Reply

      My family have homes all over Florida..very happy to hear only minor property damage..Rjoneal is good too…Property damage and some house damage…very lucky for her neighbor across had major water damage that came into house. Prayers go out to all in Florida..

      I only have seen George bring in 2 fish yesterday..anyone see more then that? This AM both kids received a fish…these kids are way behind in fish catching..they better get on the ball..

      • Rjoneal September 13, 2017 at 7:56 am - Reply

        9-13-17 Reply June C thank you for posting to keep all updated and for the prayers.

    25. Redkayak September 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      Here’s another photo of one of our favorite family member outside of the nest. I’m not sure why they are sideways. Sorry

    26. Redkayak September 11, 2017 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      Here’s a photo of some of our our favorite family member outside of the nest

      • CarolV September 13, 2017 at 7:58 pm - Reply

        Was the kayak tipping? (;^)}

        • Redkayak September 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm - Reply

          lol 😉

    27. Betsy September 11, 2017 at 4:50 pm - Reply

      Solar (chick #1) is 14 weeks old today.

    28. JanL September 11, 2017 at 10:10 am - Reply

      Approx 0945 today, 11 Sep; think it’s Eclipse landing, and taking a moment to bow his head in prayer for his osprey and bird brethren across the south today.

    29. gracey September 10, 2017 at 1:50 pm - Reply

      hello, Does anyone know how Ospreys avoid the two current Florida hurricanes ? I am very worried for them all…

      • CarolV September 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm - Reply

        Few people understand the bird brain and not all birds can avoid storms. The report was that many birds were stuck in the eye of Irma. Some will survive; others won’t ….Nature

    30. CarolV September 10, 2017 at 1:01 pm - Reply

      A day of prayer for all the heroes and victims………………..then and now….

      • JanL September 11, 2017 at 10:40 am - Reply

        …and always. RIP to all who perished.

      • Karen D. September 11, 2017 at 1:21 pm - Reply

        Ditto……….

      • Rjoneal September 13, 2017 at 8:08 am - Reply

        Thank you for posting CarolV I would have if I could have on this Day. Always Remember!

    31. JanL September 9, 2017 at 6:53 am - Reply

      My live cam view is one day behind; I’m opening the cam at 6:52 AM New York time, on Sept 9th, but the live view shows Sept 8th at 2 pm…wondering what the problem might be? Thank you.

    32. CarolV September 8, 2017 at 6:53 pm - Reply

      The video is in one of those spirals….nice black circle and 18 mins off….and growing

      • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 7:13 pm - Reply

        Now we have circle on a white background………..

        • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 7:15 pm - Reply

          stalled video is back………………..

    33. CarolV September 8, 2017 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      The sibs keeping their hawk-eyes on Dad………….

      • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 6:27 pm - Reply

        and Geo arrives…….

        • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 6:28 pm - Reply

          Eclipse gets this one……….

          • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 6:29 pm - Reply

            …when Solar charged toward him, Ecl vamoosed…………

            • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm

              George doesn’t forget his princess

            • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 6:32 pm

              Geo’s broad white side once again…..

            • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 6:34 pm

              Solar with a happy face…………………

    34. CarolV September 8, 2017 at 3:45 pm - Reply

      George brought in a nice fish….I think it was Solar because the juvie stayed in the nest to eat.

    35. CarolV September 8, 2017 at 3:33 pm - Reply

      Eclipse was sitting enjoying the sunshine………

      • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 3:34 pm - Reply

        .till he saw this barreling towards him……………….

    36. Marlene September 8, 2017 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      To rjoneal and Bob down in Florida, praying for you both, my family, friends, other OZ fans, and everyone else in Florida. Be safe. I also want to thank rjoean and CarolV and Betsy for posting a lot this season. I haven’t been checking in as much as I did before, but I enjoy seeing and reading everyone’s input. Also, naturally, thanks again to Tommy, Paul, and Aidan, for giving us a glimpse into our favorite osprey family.

      • Rjoneal September 13, 2017 at 8:13 am - Reply

        9-13-17 Reply- Marlene thanks for caring,posting, and all the prayers, must have helped we are safe and strong here in Jacksonville. I hope Bob and RC along with others are ok too… Now is the time we all have lots of rebuilding to do but we have lots of support.
        I could not wait to log on this am to see our Osprey Family I missed them so much. Thanks again for your kind words.

    37. alizarin September 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      Rjoneal mentioned to me that some of the new Ozzies here might want a copy of this year’s calendar. Each month has a big pic at top and two smaller pics below along with marked events and stats from 2015 & 2016. If you had one of these calendars you could see when Baby1 Ronnie was born in 2015 or when Baby1 Brutus was born in 2016 just to give you an example of info.

      If you have a dropbox account, I can send the link to you to download or I can email the file to you / alizarin (at) operamail (dot) com /. You can then print it out or keep as a reference.

      Rjoneal and I will work on the 2018 G&G Calendar and we’ll have it ready in a couple of months. If you have any ideas and suggestions, let us know!

      PS I haven’t been able to keep up with with the nest this season but will be back next year. Also to our friends in the path of Irma, please be safe!

    38. CarolV September 8, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      Solar came in looking damp around the edges………….

      • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 12:37 pm - Reply

        Shake.shake……shake your tailfeathers…………

    39. CarolV September 8, 2017 at 11:56 am - Reply

      It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood…………………{.how many of you are now singing along with Mr. Rogers}..70s this afternoon. ………

      67 and lots of sun! topping out in the low 70s……………….clear tonight with temps gradually dropping to mid 50s by about 5-6am.
      Right now, predictions say sunshine and 70s thru Tuesday……….that would be nice……….

    40. CarolV September 8, 2017 at 11:39 am - Reply

      8:23ish– Solar was back with her leftovers………..

      • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 11:43 am - Reply

        Uh Oh! Look who’s back, looking all innocent!

        JANL–there’s that spot you mentioned on Eclipse’s chest

        • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 11:45 am - Reply

          DUMdum …..DumDUM…………DUMDUM………………the thief moves in as Solar takes her foot off her fish….

          • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 11:46 am - Reply

            Making his get-a-way…………….

        • JanL September 8, 2017 at 11:23 pm - Reply

          Ah, the spot! Thx CarolV, now I can confirm that’s Eclipse! Love all your screenshots…

        • JanL September 11, 2017 at 10:08 am - Reply

          Approx 0945 this morning, 11 Sep; both kids arrived in nest. Think this is Eclipse, taking a moment for a little prayer for his osprey and bird brethren across the southeast in all the rough weather. 🙂

    41. CarolV September 8, 2017 at 11:24 am - Reply

      6:17–Eclipse was in and out several times………………

      • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 11:25 am - Reply

        .tried haunting Solar- no go……………

        • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 11:27 am - Reply

          ..he and the sun fairies moved furniture,,,,,,,,,,,

          Solar left at some point……….Eclipse was in and out and in and out……….

          • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 11:29 am - Reply

            @7:15 –George and company come in to an empty nest………………..George waits several minutes, looking all around………….

            • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 11:31 am

              @7:23–Eclipse races in……………….

            • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 11:33 am

              ………..and dependable Dad delivers the fish!

    42. CarolV September 8, 2017 at 11:17 am - Reply

      06:06:06………………..Eclipse was in for breakfish watch………

      • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 11:19 am - Reply

        HALLELUJAH! My fish is here!

        • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 11:20 am - Reply

          George blocked the view and suddenly had 2 tails!

          • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 11:22 am - Reply

            Solar slipped in somehow………….

            “HEY! DAD! That was supposed to be MINE!!!!!!!!”

    43. Rjoneal September 8, 2017 at 9:23 am - Reply

      9-8-17 IF YOU MISSED GRACIE’S VISIT – Here is wonderful video of Gracie’s visit to nest from our loyal WTR97 Thanks for making video and sharing.

      https://youtu.be/rkx_l5JI9P4

      • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 12:04 pm - Reply

        Thanks for posting! And thanks to WTR97 for making………..
        I dunno, George..no flowers,,,no candy……no new stick???? So much for romance……….

        • Rjoneal September 13, 2017 at 8:16 am - Reply

          9-13-17 CarolV love your sense of humor and glad we got to see her again.

      • PattyK September 9, 2017 at 4:34 pm - Reply

        9/9/17 Rjoneal, thank you so much for the Gracie visit video! I’m a Long Islander who is lucky enough to have a snow bird condo on South Hutchinson Island . Sending prayers to you and all of our family and friends in Florida, please be safe and let us know you are AOK! xoxoxo

        • Rjoneal September 13, 2017 at 8:15 am - Reply

          9-13-17 Reply- Patty K thank you for posting and caring. We have electricity and a house still which is more than some but so much damage and alot lost.
          I am glad you got to see the video it may be the last we see of our Gracie this Season. Hugs

    44. SusanM September 8, 2017 at 7:24 am - Reply

      To all our friends that live in Florida and other areas effected by the hurricane’s destructive path. Stay safe – my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

      • Rjoneal September 13, 2017 at 8:17 am - Reply

        9-13-17 Reply- Susan M thank you for the prayers and thoughts we are alive and strong and will rebuild.

    45. CarolV September 7, 2017 at 9:26 pm - Reply

      There you are, Mr. Moon! Nice to see you!

      Weather tonight is mostly clear, temps in low-mid 50s. Sunny and 70s tomorrow.

    46. CarolV September 7, 2017 at 8:36 pm - Reply

      Looks like everyone well fed, as usual. This delivery was hysterical! Especially re-watched in slo-mo!

      @15:41- George brings in a fish…………

      • CarolV September 7, 2017 at 8:37 pm - Reply

        note Eclipse’s wonky feather……..always so cute………..

      • CarolV September 7, 2017 at 8:38 pm - Reply

        Eclipse charges…………..

        • CarolV September 7, 2017 at 8:39 pm - Reply

          ………..interesting…………………….
          George rises to get out of way…….

          • CarolV September 7, 2017 at 8:44 pm - Reply

            ……right out of nest!

        • CarolV September 7, 2017 at 8:41 pm - Reply

          Eclipse leaps…………….

          • CarolV September 7, 2017 at 8:46 pm - Reply

            Wait…..I’m ok…I can handle this!

            • CarolV September 7, 2017 at 8:47 pm

              AAAAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

            • CarolV September 7, 2017 at 8:49 pm

              George had a bird’s-eye view of this while hovering just out of the way…………….

            • CarolV September 7, 2017 at 8:52 pm

              ……….and Solar got the fish.

              That little squiggle off to left over the water is Eclipse looking for his dignity!!!!! (;+}}

            • June c September 8, 2017 at 12:09 pm

              I saw that was too funny!!!!! your pics shows it all….

        • Betsy September 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm - Reply

          Here’s one more to add to your collection:

          • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 6:37 pm - Reply

            Looks like ballet! Talented baby!

    47. CarolV September 7, 2017 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      JanL… we are all glad to answer questions….sometimes takes a while! I took this shot of Solar and Eclipse as far as chest markings for i.d.
      As you can see, Eclipse does have a few speckles but Solar has a lot more. Depending on how he’s standing, Eclipse’s marks don’t always show.

    48. Rjoneal September 7, 2017 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      9-7-17 Betsy here are the stats from you and me can you look them over and see if you see and corrections that need to be made? Alizarin and I are working on another calendar for Osprey Zone Followers.
      Thank you in advance

      2017 Baby Osprey Stats Arrival Date for George & Gracie (Note, camera was down so 1st time seeing at the nest) 04/21/2017 Last seen George on **//2017 & Gracie last seen ? 09/07/2017
      Egg #1 laid on April 28th @ 10:36:07 am
      Egg #2 laid on May 1st @ 7:06:24 am
      Egg #3 laid on May 4th @ 7:31:23 (did not hatch)
      Baby Osprey #1 (Solar) hatched on 06/05/2017 (38 days incubation)
      fledged on 08/02/2017 @ 58 days old
      Baby Osprey #2 (Eclipse) hatched on 06/07/2017 (37 days incubation)
      fledged on 07/30/2017 @ 53 days old
      //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
      2016 Baby Osprey Stats Arrival Date for George 03/24/16 & Gracie 04/02/2016 Last seen George on 09/21/2016 & Gracie last seen 09/02/2016
      Egg #1 laid on April 25th @ 8:51 am
      Egg #2 laid on April 28th @ 7:11 am
      Egg #3 laid on May 1st @ 7:46 am
      Baby Osprey #1 (Brutus) hatched on 06/03/2016 (39 days incubation)
      fledged on 07/29/2016 @ 56 days old
      first fish on 08/16/2016 it was18 days after fledging (74 days old)
      last seen at nest on 09/24/2016
      Baby Osprey #2 (Ali)
      hatched on 06/05/2016 (38 days incubation)
      fledged on 07/25/2016 @ 50 days old
      first fish on 08/13/2016 it was19 days after fledging (69 days old)
      last seen at nest on 08/20/2016
      Baby Osprey #3 (Rocky)
      hatched on 06/08/2016 (38 days incubation)
      fledged on 08/05/2016 @ 58 days old
      first fish on 08/15/2016 it was 10 days after fledging (68 days old)
      last seen at nest on 09/09/2016
      //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
      2015 Baby Osprey stats Arrival Date for George & Gracie April 2015 Last seen George on 09/26/2015 & Gracie last seen 09/08/2015
      Egg #1 laid unknown
      Egg #2 laid unknown
      Egg #3 laid unknown
      Baby Osprey #1 Ronnie) hatched on 06/12/2015 (unknown days incubation)
      fledged on ****2015 @ ** days old
      first fish on ****2015 it was ** days after fledging ( days old)
      last seen at nest on 09/12/2015
      Baby Osprey #2 (Sandy ) hatched on 06/13/2016 (unknown days incubation)
      fledged on ****2015 @ **days old
      first fish on ****2015 it was ** days after fledging ( days old)
      last seen at nest on 09/12/2015
      Baby Osprey #3 (PEEWEE ) hatched on 06/15/2015 (unknown days incubation)
      Died (RIP) in nest 07/1/ 2015 at 2 weeks old, lived 16 days

      • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 12:07 pm - Reply

        2017–#3 egg-fondly known as Eggbert

      • Betsy September 9, 2017 at 10:08 am - Reply

        Rjoneal: 2016 and 2017 look good. (Didn’t watch until end of 2015.)

        I hope you and your family (and all of the other OZ viewers living in FL – Bre and Bob that I know of) stay safe during Irma.

        • Rjoneal September 13, 2017 at 8:19 am - Reply

          9-13-17 Reply- Betsy thank you, hope all is well with everyone else too.

        • Bre September 13, 2017 at 10:53 pm - Reply

          Betsy i want to thank you for your thoughts i can’t speak for Bob but hope the same for him. For i just got internet ect..an hour ago and have been catching up!
          You are a very kind spirited person and i appreciate that, doing best i can keeping it all together getting back to work! God Bless!
          Love To our OZ Family…

    49. Rjoneal September 7, 2017 at 10:42 am - Reply

      9-7-17 Our Beautiful Gracie

      • CarolV September 8, 2017 at 12:08 pm - Reply

        cute! sad that that may be true

    50. Rjoneal September 7, 2017 at 9:02 am - Reply

      9-7-17 GRACIE IS STILL HERE SHE VISITS NEST WITH GEO……..
      So Happy to see you Gracie ! Happy Day

      • Rjoneal September 7, 2017 at 9:03 am - Reply

        Gracie & George

        • CarolV September 7, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

          I have never been so happy to be wrong! I thought for sure she was gone! I just wonder where Gracie goes when she’s gone for days!

      • gracey September 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm - Reply

        rj, why are you still using Geo & Gra ? Then the babies are Ecl & Sol, and Al, Bru, Pee, Ron, etc. and you rjo….

        Why destroy beautiful names?

        • June c September 8, 2017 at 12:06 pm - Reply

          even though the print may say Geo & Gra most Osprey followers read it as George n Gracie…

        • Betsy September 9, 2017 at 10:32 am - Reply

          gracey: You forgot Roc and San!! Maybe using Ecl & Sol, and Al, Bru, Pee, Ron wouldn’t be a bad idea!! It would save space (not to mention typing time!) since we obviously put such a large amount of content on OZ’s site the pages weren’t loading!! 😀 😀

        • MargaretR September 9, 2017 at 12:44 pm - Reply

          Reply Gracey, Rjoneal has done so much work on OZ it does not really matter if George and Gracie names are abbreviated.

        • Betsy September 11, 2017 at 10:05 am - Reply

          gracey: You forgot Roc and San!! Maybe using Ecl & Sol, and Al, Bru, Pee, Ron wouldn’t be a bad idea!! It would save space (not to mention typing time!) since we obviously put such a large amount of content on OZ’s site the pages weren’t loading!! 😀 😀

      • Kathleen B September 7, 2017 at 11:03 pm - Reply

        So happy to see Gracie here instead of who knows where in harm’s way! Thanks! How are YOU down there, R? I’m not a frequent poster, but look in nearly every day from western north shore LI where we enjoy O’s ever increasing – love all your input on this site and trust you’ll be safe in this coming storm…be safe! -Kathleen (don’t recall what I signed up as, and have since seen a few names that would fit but weren’t me)! Be well.

        • Rjoneal September 13, 2017 at 8:23 am - Reply

          9-13-17 Reply- Kathleen B thank you for posting and remembering I live in Florida and such kind words to say about me. We survived and we will rebuild also the ospreys in my backyard are ok too. Didnt you use to have a Gravatar pic of a bird in a nest? If this is the same Kathleen B what happened to your picture?
          Thank you again My LI Friend 🙂

    51. Rjoneal September 7, 2017 at 8:53 am - Reply

      9-7-17 Well there was a time no crumb would go to waste but George has just been providing so much fish the babies Solar & Eclipse dont even bother eating the fishtails.
      Who knows their might be even more this is just what I saw at a glance.

    52. Betsy September 7, 2017 at 8:43 am - Reply

      Beautiful Gracie is STILL here!! Came to the nest at 8:36 am!!

    53. Rjoneal September 7, 2017 at 8:35 am - Reply

      9-7-17 Our Babies waiting on fish

    54. Rjoneal September 7, 2017 at 8:15 am - Reply

      9-7-17 Eclipse was sleeping and nodded his head back. CLICK on pic below

      • CarolV September 7, 2017 at 8:56 pm - Reply

        I do this at work sometimes………………

    55. June c September 7, 2017 at 7:06 am - Reply

      I would like to shout out a very big Thank You to Rjoneal and Facebook followers for the time and effort they put into Name the Babies contest. It was appreciated by many.

      My prayers are with all who live in Florida and affected areas of the storms path..Rjoneal and Bob are some of our Osprey family in its path…Your family here cares and our thoughts are with you all…May God Bless

      • Rjoneal September 7, 2017 at 10:43 am - Reply

        9-7-17 Reply- June C thanks for kind words and posting. Getting ready for Irma.

      • margaretR September 7, 2017 at 10:57 am - Reply

        Reply June c ….. Ditto from me!

      • CarolV September 7, 2017 at 7:49 pm - Reply

        I second that! We are all praying for our friends who are in the possible path of the storm……….

    56. CarolV September 6, 2017 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      I had a hard time following this, but here are some shots from this evening.
      I saw this fish come in @17:58……to Solar…

      • CarolV September 6, 2017 at 7:26 pm - Reply

        and wrong photo…sorry……fish arriving from George to Solar

        • CarolV September 6, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

          @18:07- another fish coming in…I guess Solar got this, too, as she was standing on two fish a bit later.

          • CarolV September 6, 2017 at 7:37 pm - Reply

            @18:25- George brings in a fish for Eclipse

    57. Aidan September 6, 2017 at 2:37 pm - Reply

      Hi all,

      Recently, we’ve been having issues with previous comment pages not loading. The problem was that a full page of comments was more than the website could handle, so we’ve had to decrease the number of comments per page from 200 to 150. This means that the page numbers of most comments have changed and old links to comments may not work. Apologies for any inconvenience, but hopefully the site will be working properly now.

      • Betsy September 6, 2017 at 6:07 pm - Reply

        Thank you for solving it Aidan!

      • CarolV September 6, 2017 at 6:53 pm - Reply

        Thank you, Aidan. I have been able to check out the last 7 or 8 pages and it seems to be working. I’m happy to see August comments, as most of August was documented on those 2 missing pages. We appreciate your commitment.!

      • Rjoneal September 7, 2017 at 8:14 am - Reply

        9-7-17 Thank You Aidan !

    58. Rjoneal September 6, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      Not the best but here is side by side view of fish left in the nest, as of 12:34 pm 9-6-17 still there waiting to see who spots it first.

    59. Rjoneal September 6, 2017 at 12:04 pm - Reply

      Here is the Family Tree of 2017 again for those who did not get a chance to see on prev page that wont open. Yes Aidan is working on that.

    60. Rjoneal September 6, 2017 at 11:46 am - Reply

      9-6-17 OZ is having comp problems so for today for those who missed it I am re-posting pics …….

      • Rjoneal September 6, 2017 at 11:47 am - Reply

        THE WINNER IS:
        SOLAR & ECLIPSE
        Baby 1 Solar DOB June 5, 2017
        Baby 2 Eclipse DOB June 7, 2017

        2017 Baby Naming Votes by the Followers
        has been official counted and is over.

        Totals Osprey Zone Site & Facebook

        Solar & Eclipse – 46 Votes

        Blondie &Brownie – 31Votes

        Breeze & Spirit – 15 Votes

        • Rjoneal September 6, 2017 at 11:56 am - Reply

          Congratulations To all who voted for Solar & Eclipse

          A big Thank you to Paul Henry, Aidan, Tommy & Christina, moderators, helpers and of course to All Voters & Followers !
          Without Paul and his company along with Tommy and helpers we would not have been able to watch 3 Successful Years of George & Gracie’s Nest.
          WE THANK YOU and Hope you keep camera on during the winter again.
          Love our Osprey Family & Followers!

          PS Followers please be patient Paul & Aidan are trying to fix the camera,computer,comment section problems.

    61. Rjoneal September 6, 2017 at 11:44 am - Reply

      9-6-17 This am around 6:00am Geo brings in fish for Bb1 Solar then Bb2 Eclipse and Eclipse hoovers over fish and protects then when Geo leaves he looks right at fish as if he don’t see it. Eclipse walks off begging for fish looking over the side of the nest as if the fish went over board he just couldn’t see the fish. It is by the plastic bag and during the rainstorms got a little covered up but you can still see it. Well Geo does finally come thru for Eclipse and he gets his morn fish. But Geo did not see the fish in the nest which in past he would but now he does not hang out at nest in fear of being attacked by the babies. Still waiting to see which one will finally find the fish. I am guessing baby 1 Solar will eventually since Solar hangs out in nest mostly and walks around moving stuff. Unless Geo delivers some sticks and the nest is empty he might get a glimpse of the fish.

      • JanL September 7, 2017 at 2:40 am - Reply

        Love the story line, pics…thanks!

    62. Betsy September 6, 2017 at 8:58 am - Reply

      Eclipse (chick #2) is 13 weeks old today.

    63. Rjoneal September 6, 2017 at 6:44 am - Reply

      9-6-17 Betsy here is the pic I thought we were talking about on previous conversation about G&G and pic CarolV posted. After you re-posted pic from CarolV it was not the pic I had seen before. Sorry for the mix ups which is why I commented to you since I did not remembering seeing Gracie or this pic.
      All in all we are saying we last seen Gracie on 8-30-17 is that the last date you show last seen so far?

      • Betsy September 6, 2017 at 6:10 pm - Reply

        Rjoneal: Yes, Gracie was last seen on the nest on August 30th at 16:07!!

        • Rjoneal September 7, 2017 at 10:45 am - Reply

          Thanks Betsy for answering and now we can change it to 9-7-17

      • CarolV September 7, 2017 at 9:00 pm - Reply

        Hate to be wrong but it happens……………….just glad she stopped by today. And there’s pictures…………..

    64. Betsy September 6, 2017 at 6:03 am - Reply

      Aidan: Now, page 66 is blank!! (Page 65 is STILL blank!! Remember, you were going to try to figure out why.)

    65. CarolV September 5, 2017 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      @18:17—Looking and sounding really windy! The kids appear to be waiting for a meal to materialize……..

      At the Verizon nest, Vic, the dad. was sitting on his post while the juvie complained from the nest(across a field). At one point, the juvie flew over and around Vic, calling; then flew off out of sight, returning almost immediately ……….as if to say, com’on Dad! Let’s get going!

      Weather tonight …rain isn’t scheduled to start till 3-4am….then last most of tomorrow.

      • CarolV September 5, 2017 at 7:22 pm - Reply

        Doesn’t look like dinner is coming. That water is pretty rough!
        The juvies have been out and in and out…….It’s so windy the nest is moving. Then the kids are weaving while standing still………….making my eyes roll!

    66. Rjoneal September 5, 2017 at 9:49 am - Reply

      Micheal G Martin here is a pic w names on it.

      • Michael G. Martin September 6, 2017 at 12:44 pm - Reply

        RJ
        Nice photo I thought about another photo that also maybe appropriate. Is it possible to take that photo and superimpose a photo of Totality of the Eclipse I think that would say it all

        Mike

    67. Rjoneal September 5, 2017 at 9:44 am - Reply

      9-4-17 OMGolly George is really trying to fatten up and give some reserve to Solar & Eclipse in order to get them ready to migrate. Happy Labor Day to the babies but it was a Labor of Love for George all the fish deliveries. I lost count but at dinnertime alone Eclipse ate 2 fish from George while Solar spent the whole time eating 1 fish. Then Solar got another fish not hungry holding on to it for later when believe it or not Eclipse wanted even more he/she dives in for the steal but Solar was ready and protected the fish. However here comes George again with another fish Eclipse eats 3 fish in a row while Solar had 2 what a piggy. Our Stud Muffin is wanting to migrate before more storms get in their way. I dont want them to leave yet since we are keeping an eye out for another Hurricane Irma all next week could hit Florida and that is where are Osprey family will be going or traveling through. They need to wait till this last hurricane passes and get on the move before another builds up. September is our month for Hurricanes and bad storms.
      Love Our Osprey Family & Followers

      • Trinity September 6, 2017 at 7:57 pm - Reply

        Birds are so resilient and able to navigate unsavory weather conditions, but I’m still a nervous nelly thinking about all them.

    68. CarolV September 4, 2017 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      @19:08- Solar is holding a fish and got tired of Eclipse skooching over towards her….snapped and flapped at him to move him away.

      • CarolV September 4, 2017 at 8:44 pm - Reply

        A few minutes later, Eclipse gets his own…………….

        • CarolV September 4, 2017 at 8:47 pm - Reply

          Since its likely to rain tomorrow night, posting an almost FULL CORN MOON……………………is that a water sprite or a late boater?????
          There’s a tail just showing on the right.

          • CarolV September 4, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply

            ….and then there were two……………..

      • JanL September 7, 2017 at 2:42 am - Reply

        Fabulous screen shot!

    69. JanL September 4, 2017 at 6:46 pm - Reply

      One more shot; just after 6 pm today, 4 Sep. Wondering if the spot visible on this chick’s chest is any sort of an identifier? If anyone knows, I’d love some help :)…beautiful/windy day at the nest.

    70. JanL September 4, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      One of the kids heads in for a landing, about 3:15 PM today, 4 Sep. We have a new large branch across the middle of the nest., I didn’t see who brought that in, but it must have been quite a haul! Lots of boats sailing/motoring on this Labor Day. (I’ll need to back-track and figure out which chick is which; I realize the female is generally larger, so that helps. Maybe Carol IV can help me? Was Blondie so-named due to the lighter feather coloring around neck/back of head? And is that chick the first-born, now known as Solar? See? I haven’t a clue! 🙂 Congrats on the new names, Solar and Eclipse !

      • CarolV September 5, 2017 at 6:08 pm - Reply

        Blondie#1=Solar-first hatched
        Brownie#2=Eclipse
        See pictures below, posted by me, of stick’s arrival. Posted at 2:25pm with earlier arrival. the deliverer was never fully seen but I’m guessing George

        • JanL September 7, 2017 at 2:43 am - Reply

          Thanks CarolV …I was late getting to know this nest, so forgive all the questions.

    71. Linda Ardizzone September 4, 2017 at 5:53 pm - Reply

      Has Gracie left for migration? I do hope hurricane Irma doesn’t impact our special birds this year.

    72. CarolV September 4, 2017 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      RJONEAL…Thanks for running the name contest. Had to be a lot of work, especially over the holiday weekend. Thanks to Shelli (and Nita) at FB, who coordinated their poll with you.
      ………..And as always, thanks to the admin of OZ for making this site available to us!

    73. CarolV September 4, 2017 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      12:06 Solar doing her fish chant………..

      • CarolV September 4, 2017 at 2:09 pm - Reply

        Thanks, Dad!

        • CarolV September 4, 2017 at 2:12 pm - Reply

          Solar “blowing kisses” as George passes over her…………..

          • CarolV September 4, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

            a minute or so later, a pole vaulter passed through………………

            • CarolV September 4, 2017 at 2:36 pm

              leaving the pole behind……………..

    74. CarolV September 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm - Reply

      It’s a beautiful day here on eastern LI…..74 and sunny, little breeze to ruffle feathers prettily…………clear overnight, temps mid 60s
      Tuesday slightly warmer high 70s.still sunny mid 60s overnight.
      Weds……not so good…..t-storms possible and rain thru to Thurs. and a little cooler

    75. CarolV September 4, 2017 at 1:34 pm - Reply

      @8:11am–Solar was back, clutching her fishtail.

      • CarolV September 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm - Reply

        Good thing she lugged that back…..got a little peckish!

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