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August 8, 2020: Camera is now back online after the storm!

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Belle’s Journey

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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts

Rob Bierregaard July 1, 2015 at 7:24 am
I haven’t seen the little guy yet this morning, but I would be very surprised if he survived the night. That sure was tough to watch yesterday, but that whole process is as much a part of the essence of being an Osprey as is eating a fish. It’s part of the life of Ospreys that was rarely seen before we started putting cameras in nests. As hard as it is, we should not label the behavior as mean or cruel. Being mean or cruel implies that there is intent to do harm just for harm’s sake. Those young were responding to a set of stimuli (very little food being delivered to the nest and the presence of a very small young) in a way that evolution has hard-wired into them. It helps ensure their survival. Nature is not cruel. It is harsh, unforgiving, and often random (had the little guy been born 1st, he would have been just as aggressive as was his sibling), but not cruel or mean.

4818eecc88292926c58414a82c884c71Paul Henry ospreyzone July 1, 2015 at 8:17 am
Thanks Rob for bringing your knowledge and experience to help us all gain perspective here. We are all saddened by the events that unfolded before our eyes and it’s only natural for all of us to feel and express our emotions appropriately. There have been many issues pertaining to intervention which have been discussed amongst us all. There is no doubt in my mind that the right decision was made, to let nature take it’s course. By the way, that doesn’t equate to heartless, on the contrary, nobody feels worse about this then the apparent decision makers. I say apparent, because when all was said and done, and all the issues were properly weighed, there really weren’t any other options. It was clearly pointed out, by experts, that intervening at this stage could have spooked the whole nest to the point of losing all the young. If the little one was saved, and nursed back to health, what kind of a life would it have had, perhaps caged up in a zoo. I remember when I was younger I saw a golden eagle in captivity, caged behind a wire mesh. I could practically see it’s tears. As far as placing the little one in another nest, such a low probability of success would never have justified the possibility of spooking the nest. There’s a piece of me, however heavy hearted, that believes that perhaps it is better to be born free and die free. We mourn for the little one as we marvel at the wonders of nature.

Reprinted with the permission of John W. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Hello Paul,

Thanks for your query, and you have my admiration for persevering. We know very well how tough your job is, including dealing with an anxious public.

Our policy with our Bird Cams project is essentially “just say no” to pleas for interference. The behavior you are witnessing – while seemingly cruel and heartless to us – is natural for many kinds of birds, especially those that feed on variable, unpredictable food supplies. The little nestling does have a chance to survive, but if it does not then that result was “meant to be” by the nature of Osprey breeding strategy. The wonderful things about these nest cameras also sometimes yield the difficult things for us to watch. As you might know, we actually post a “siblicide alert” on some of our cams where we suspect the possibility exists.

I’m copying your note to Charles Eldermire, project leader for our Bird Cams. He may have some additional comments, and he would be the one to ask if we might be able to use your stored files for biological analysis.

Best wishes, and good luck,

John W. Fitzpatrick

Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

In addition, Charles Eldermire, Bird Cams Project Leader, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Writes:

It’s also important to acknowledge that intervening can also cause problems of its own—depending on the ages of the birds in the nest, disturbing them can trigger an early fledge. We have restricted the scenarios in which we would even consider intervening to injuries or dangers that are explicitly human-derived. For example, 3 or 4 years ago we were alerted by viewers that one of the osprey chicks at the Hellgate Osprey nest was entangled in monofilament line. We consulted with our partners there (wildlife biologists, raptor researchers, raptor rehabbers) to determine if the monofilament was an issue, and if intervening was both likely to solve the issue AND not have bad effects on the other nestlings. In the end, a quick trip to the nest was scheduled via a bucket truck, the monofilament was removed, and the nestlings all eventually fledged. In that case, all of the permits were already in hand to be studying the ospreys, and we had already discussed how to approach issues in the nest.

Good luck to the young one—hope it all turns out well.

charles.

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Charles Eldermire
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Paul,

I’ve been to your site—great cam! And I noticed the runt in the nest. This is just normal Osprey reproduction. It happens all the time and you should not intervene. It’s tough to watch, but it’s how nature works. Ospreys almost always lay 3 eggs and on average fledge between 1 and 1.5 young each year. They stagger the hatch so there is a spread of ages in the young. That way, if food is short, the first-hatched (and therefore largest) will get enough food to survive while the smaller nest mates do not. If all three young were the same size and there was only enough food for 1 young, none of the young would get enough food and they would all die. If there’s lots of food, the smallest will eventually get fed and can survive. These nest cams can show some gut-wrenching scenes. The most infamous perhaps was one of the very first Osprey cams (on Long Island somewhere), where the smallest young died. One of the adults carried it out of the nest and after several minutes flew back into the nest and fed it to the other young. Waste-not-want-not at its goriest. At Hog Island up in Maine just last week a Bald Eagle came in and took the young out of the nest. Last year at another nest, cameras documented a Great-horned Owl taking young Ospreys out of a nest in NJ or MD. All of these things have been going on for millions of years and Ospreys are doing fine.

Rob Bierregaard
Academy of Natural Sciences
Drexel University
http://www.ospreytrax.com

    45,435 Comments

    1. WendyL March 31, 2018 at 6:12 pm - Reply

      I saw an osprey in the nest at the east end of Orient causeway yesterday. And many thanks to whoever rebuilt the platform for the nest at the west end of the causeway that blew down last fall. Hope that nest has more luck this year.

      • Rjoneal April 2, 2018 at 6:02 pm - Reply

        Wendy L thanks for sharing your osprey sightings 🙂

    2. Marilyn G March 31, 2018 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      Carol, loved the cat video!
      The two nests on Sunrise Hwy by the Oakdale merge are now occupied. 3/31.

      • CarolV April 1, 2018 at 8:04 pm - Reply

        Glad you did! Thought it was adorable, especially when the fat-head cat takes a good look in the tiny box!(I love fat-head cats!)

      • Trinity April 2, 2018 at 11:29 am - Reply

        I passed the osprey couple near the athletic field / apartment complex in Oakdale ( Montauk Hwy ) this morning, they were sitting on tree branches in the heavy snow. It was a rather pleasant sight.

        • Rjoneal April 2, 2018 at 6:03 pm - Reply

          Trinity as always nice glad your osprey nesters are back home. Take care

      • ChrisH April 3, 2018 at 10:44 am - Reply

        Yes, funny video! The cat’s expression and the captions are priceless!

        So happy to see the ospreys back at the Oakdale nests! This is the first time I’ve seen the nest at Sunrise Business Center occupied since I moved to the area a few years ago. I wonder if it could be an offspring from the pair at the Pond Rd. nest nearby.

        And note to Mike and Tucker – love that version of “Layla” one of my favorite songs of all time…. it never gets old. Great choice for a name!

        • Trinity April 4, 2018 at 11:35 am - Reply

          There are four nests in the Oakdale Sunrise Hwy merge area. Business center ( last year I saw one osprey there ), apartment complex on Montauk Hwy ( a couple), Bubbles Falls ( PSEG moved it from an electric pole last summer, I only saw one osprey there ), and the fourth is just before Sunrise Toyota ( a couple, last year they lost a chick, think he was hit by a car / the body was next to the concrete barrier ).

          • ChrisH April 4, 2018 at 1:41 pm - Reply

            Thanks, Trinity! I only knew of two – the Business Center and the one at the Pond Rd. exit just before Toyota (didn’t know they lost a chick and am glad I missed that). Now I have to find the other two w/o getting into an accident!

            • Renee Wolf April 4, 2018 at 2:19 pm

              Thx for the info Trinity, I did see a chick on westbound side last year, however,I didn’t know it was from the ‘merge’ nest, so sad!

            • Trinity April 5, 2018 at 2:41 pm

              Take Montauk Hwy, you’ll be able to get a better glimpse at safer speeds ! You have room to pull over and check out the Bubbles & apartment nests.

            • ChrisH April 6, 2018 at 3:57 pm

              Awesome – will do…. thanks for the tip, Trinity!!

            • ChrisH April 9, 2018 at 10:31 am

              Success!! Found the other two. Thanks again!

    3. Rjoneal March 31, 2018 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      Here is an Osprey with Silver Band on it that came to my tree but, I was not able to read any numbers and it was raining at the time. Possible one of the migrating Ospreys since here on Atlantic Coast in my area Ospreys do not get banded there are just to many.

      • Rjoneal March 31, 2018 at 2:46 pm - Reply

        Don’t forget to click on pic to open.

      • June c April 1, 2018 at 7:25 am - Reply

        As I always say..you are very lucky to have this beauty in ur backyard….

        • Rjoneal April 2, 2018 at 6:06 pm - Reply

          June C thanks I am lucky to walk out my back door and down to the lake and have so much nature around me.

    4. Cathryn March 31, 2018 at 11:53 am - Reply

      Hi All! And a big thank you to everyone involved here, and I look forward to “seeing” our 2018 start. FYI the Greenport “Sterling Street” Osprey’s are back! Happy Easter 🙂

      • Rjoneal April 2, 2018 at 6:06 pm - Reply

        Cathryn hi thanks for checking in soon we will have everyone back in Long Island Nest. Keep checking in.

    5. Tucker March 31, 2018 at 9:12 am - Reply

      Cutchogue-East Creek Oscar is back 3/30, the same day as last year. I’m gonna listen to some Eric Clapton that is his Birthday, he turned 73 yesterday. WOW! Osprey and time both fly by.

      • Michael G. Martin March 31, 2018 at 6:26 pm - Reply

        Tucker
        Great Minds think alike. I was just listening to “Layla” by Derek and The Dominos with Duane Allman on Slide Guitar, a real Classic. Most Rock Experts and me included think it is one or if not the Greatest Rock Tunes of all time.
        I’ve heard the Song done by Clapton backed up by various Artists but nothing can compare to when Duane Allman and Clapton do it
        Maybe we can get George and Gracie listening to that tune to get in the mood
        And if they have a Baby Girl, I vote to name her” Layla “

        Peace All
        Mike

      • Rjoneal April 2, 2018 at 6:08 pm - Reply

        Tucker nice to see you again and I too love Rock N Roll especially Eric Clapton. Thanks fro posting and hopefully soon the show will start.

    6. CarolV March 31, 2018 at 6:12 am - Reply

      OK…..before the stream comes back, had to share one CAT video…………..enjoy……………

      https://www.facebook.com/FreakyPet/videos/1991110314442909/

    7. Helen March 30, 2018 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      When I see someone at the nest, will let you know. In the meantime, one of the Osprey at the nest on the next lot came back today so we can just keep our fingers crossed and hope for G&G’s safe return. Happy Easter and Passover.

    8. gracey March 30, 2018 at 11:53 am - Reply

      After three years of Osprey watching…one would think the Host could keep us informed…you must be in contact with him Nita. The arrival is the cutest part before the

      hatchings. IF we knew…the camera is broken, the host is not returning, they need funds, someone is ill, etc. There must be a reason.

      Why not tell us? This is most frustrating. We anxiously await George & Gracie’s arrival and re-connecting. For one, i am disappointed that no one can

      produce an explanation.

      • Admin Shelli March 30, 2018 at 7:51 pm - Reply

        Gracey, I have mentioned a few times that the cam owner is seasonal and does not turn the cam on until he returns to the shore.

        The cam owner doesn’t really owe us any explanation….I for one am grateful for the thousands of dollars spent so we can see these amazing birds each year.

        I know it’s fun to see them return but most of the action is the egg laying, the hatching and then the feeding and raising of the chicks, so we really don’t miss out on much. There are several Osprey cams up and running now if you need to see a return.

        Thanks for understanding

        • Rjoneal March 30, 2018 at 10:31 pm - Reply

          Shelli so sorry you had to address a comment like this. We are all anxious but how can someone say they are disappointed in something they are getting as a privilege really. You couldn’t have said it any better. We are watching a FREE Osprey Live Cam when it is on and are grateful that Tommy and Christina our Landlords have decided to share with us their Osprey Nest on their property. Yes no one owns the nest but it is on Private Property and they and together with Paul Henry created the Osprey Zone for all to enjoy.
          We must keep our emotions and anxiety from overtaking bad thoughts or bad postings.

          Paul Henry in the past has said he can not take donations or funding and I am sure he has his reasons. However we all wanted merchandise with our Osprey Family so he did make it happen by giving us the Osprey Zone store to purchase some items. Paul and Tommy have been wonderful to us and then Aidan came on board which was a wonderful improvement that Paul gave us. Now because of Paul, Aidan and Tommy for the 1st time we have 2 moderators to help during the Season. Sheli is our Admin mod and Nita will help out if Shelli needs her but right now Nita is on a personal issue.

          Please all be patient I know it is hard when we just want to see our George & Gracie home safe again. However I fear if to many people complain they might just discontinue all together. So let us keep this friendly, educational and share info with each other. Plus I can tell you Shelli has been an Admin Mod for about 35 nest of Raptors for years and she has seen and read it all so if you are misbehaving she means business and wont tolerate it.

          For now please keep checking in and posting your osprey sightings in your neighborhoods,it is always good to share info.
          Be safe take care and keep a positive attitude.

          • Admin Shelli March 31, 2018 at 1:02 am - Reply

            Thanks Rjoneal… I appreciate your support and kind words.
            I definitely won’t tolerate disrespect of the cam owners and providers.
            And I won’t be approving anymore negative comments regarding the cam etc…
            Have a good Holiday! 🤗

          • Robin b April 2, 2018 at 2:55 pm - Reply

            I think gracey was just saying she is disappointed not being disrespectful.

            • Gracey April 2, 2018 at 5:17 pm

              Thank you Robin…

              “Friends”, I did not mean to complain…I am just anxious.

              I do believe someone knows when the camera will be on. I just wanted to know…I appreciate this cam very much…I love George & Gracie…I am worried to see

              if they are allright…I love watching the nest building and their courting…I know this is FREE…but I would gladly pay also…Shelli & Nita I am sorry you feel I am complaining, I

              am simply frustrated that we are not told, that’s all

            • Rjoneal April 2, 2018 at 7:02 pm

              Robin B humm we have to be careful how we word things. Thanks for posting.

        • Dawn April 1, 2018 at 10:25 am - Reply

          Wow – like the owners owe us anything! I am just so grateful that they allow us the opportunity for this remarkable view of our Osprey family’s life! Thank you Shelli for addressing this! Look forward to the new season with our OZ family!

      • Admin Shelli March 30, 2018 at 7:54 pm - Reply

        I’d like to add that Nita is not in contact with the cam owners, I am.
        You can address me in the future.

      • CarolV April 1, 2018 at 1:35 pm - Reply

        This is a private cam and I appreciate that it is shared with us thru the generosity of the owner. While we may miss a bit at arrival, we get to enjoy one of the best and closest views of most osprey cams I have checked on.

        Only “thank you” is an appropriate comment to Tommy and his wife, Paul, Aidan for the several years they have provided us with summer entertainment. And our newer Admin, Nita and Shelli, for improving and speeding up the posting.

        There is a wide variety of osprey sites to “shop around” if this one is unfulfilling.

        • Rodee Hansen April 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm - Reply

          This is for CarlV …………….

          THE FUNNIEST CAT VIDEO EVER – EVER ! THANKS. I send to many friends. Rodee

    9. CarolV March 30, 2018 at 2:35 am - Reply

      March 31st
      Full Blue Moon
      8:37 am

      It was a bit confusing since there were 2 moons this month, but I’m adding this info on the March full moon as it seems appropriate. I finally saw robins just days ago. And snow has melted away to see the busy worms are working! HAGD everyone! Enjoy a good howl!

      Full Worm Moon – March As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter

    10. CarolV March 30, 2018 at 2:24 am - Reply

      Seasons’ Greetings to everyone………..

    11. Chris March 29, 2018 at 12:32 pm - Reply

      When will the camera be up and running this year?

      • Admin Nita March 30, 2018 at 7:52 am - Reply

        We haven’t heard from the host yet Chris.

      • Rjoneal April 2, 2018 at 6:10 pm - Reply

        Chris Hi keep checking in if you can.

    12. Helen March 29, 2018 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      No one at nest. I will go there tomorrow

    13. Kenops March 29, 2018 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Both osprey are back at the nest near East Islip ballfields. One is back in the nest by the Oakdale merge.

      • renee wolf March 30, 2018 at 9:54 am - Reply

        Yes! Thank you for the sightings,,,,The ‘Merge’ pair (as I refer to them) always seem to be about a week apart…

        • Rjoneal April 2, 2018 at 6:10 pm - Reply

          renee wolf hi thanks for checking in and posting good to see you with us again. Keep checking in please.

      • renee wolf March 30, 2018 at 3:32 pm - Reply

        Just saw 2 O’s in the Merge nest, as I past one flew to the fave tree in the park across Sunrise Hwy!

      • Rjoneal April 2, 2018 at 6:12 pm - Reply

        Kenops Thanks for giving update on your osprey sightings please keep checking in.

    14. Dawn March 29, 2018 at 10:46 am - Reply

      Glad to see some of the local Ospreys are back in town. Still waiting on my Port Washington couple. Hopefully, they’ll be back after Easter. Feeding my addiction with Tom and Audrey and the RVA cam. Can’t wait to see George and Gracie! Happy Easter and Happy Passover, OZ family!

      • CarolV March 30, 2018 at 11:09 am - Reply

        That’s a good cam with some hard working osprey with some bad luck! Wish them luck this year .

      • Rjoneal April 2, 2018 at 6:11 pm - Reply

        Dawn thanks hope you had a good Holiday and keep checking in.

    15. CarolV March 28, 2018 at 7:21 pm - Reply

      Since we can’t see OZ yet, this is my best effort with my ipnone to get a shot of Vera at Verizon in Cutchogue. As I had mentioned, I saw 2 osprey in the traditional V&V spots yesterday. Well, when I got to work today, nobody was home. I kept checking most of the day and began to think maybe it was just 2 birds passing through. As you can tell, it’s a distance up there for a sure i.d.
      Then, late afternoon what looks to be Vera was back. I got to watch her for a bit before I headed home. It was comical because she (or Vic) must hve dropped a multi branched stick in the nest. Vera felt this sort of upright branch needed to be properly positioned. But each time she would bend it down, as soon as she let go, —bbooooong—–up it would pop! She was still trying when I left. It will be interesting tomorrow to see who won.!

      The distance shot shows Vera as a little dot on the nest atop the largest drum. The other shot is the most I could enlarge without going too fuzzy.

      • CarolV March 28, 2018 at 7:26 pm - Reply

        One more try with some manipulating on the computer. Hopefully this is slightly better. At least you can see the stick she was “rearranging”

        • CarolV March 30, 2018 at 2:38 am - Reply

          BTW- Vera won! Whatever she did, next day, that stick was conquered and not jutting upward anymore……..you go, girl!

      • Helen March 29, 2018 at 4:01 am - Reply

        Carol
        I saw the same thing – was so happy to see them and they were there yesterday as well. Fingers crossed that it was them and fingers crossed that I will see George within the next few days.

      • June c March 29, 2018 at 1:19 pm - Reply

        What a small site to raise a family…

        • CarolV March 30, 2018 at 11:14 am - Reply

          It’s pretty high up and a lot of branches blow off over the winter. They are busy upgrading now. Sort of like my family! 4 kids raised in a small ranch house…we made do! hehe

        • Rjoneal April 2, 2018 at 6:14 pm - Reply

          I agree June C wow awful small area.

    16. Helen March 28, 2018 at 4:14 pm - Reply

      No one there when I was there. Am going back tomorrow with binoculars.

    17. Bill Hughes March 27, 2018 at 12:20 pm - Reply

      On 3/21/18 at 7 am Osprey was on our flagpole yardarm. Live on James Creek Mattituck. Have not seen one again.

      • Rjoneal April 2, 2018 at 6:13 pm - Reply

        Bill Hughes thanks for posting info and sharing please keep checking in with us.

    18. Rjoneal March 27, 2018 at 11:38 am - Reply

      Lake Murray Ricky & Lucy have 3 eggs in the nest.

    19. CarolV March 27, 2018 at 7:15 am - Reply

      Both osprey back in Cutchogue- Vic and Vera @ Verizon nest! Early for the Mrs. Wish I could watch but sadly they expect me to work! Will check when possible but on quick assessment looks like same pair.

      Can G&G be far behind? Hope someone in 👀 eyeshot of OZ nest can confirm. HAGD!!!

      • Helen March 27, 2018 at 1:12 pm - Reply

        Yes Carol – I just saw them – was going to let you know but you know! As I mentioned last evening, I have a friend who lives next to our nest. She walks her dog right by the nest – as of yesterday, no one was there but she promises to look everyday. I will go to the nest myself tomorrow.

        • CarolV March 28, 2018 at 9:27 am - Reply

          Thanks 🙏🏽 Helen for the update

    20. Helen March 26, 2018 at 7:54 pm - Reply

      Just spoke with a neighbor to our nest and an Osprey watcher herself. She told me neither of them is there yet but she commented that they seem to be late this year and I agreed with her. Will let you know as I know.

      • Leanne March 27, 2018 at 2:29 pm - Reply

        Thanks for the update, Helen. I can’t wait to see them again.

        • Rjoneal April 2, 2018 at 6:13 pm - Reply

          Howdy Leanne hope all is good with you. 🙂

      • MargaretR March 27, 2018 at 6:44 pm - Reply

        Thanks Helen for keeping us posted

      • June c March 28, 2018 at 11:43 am - Reply

        Thanks for updates..should be soon now…

    21. CarolV March 26, 2018 at 7:06 pm - Reply

      Was on the look-out for Verizon Vic, who’s nest is across the parking lot from my job. He generally shows up around the 25th…..close to George’s arrival. But no show today.
      They were working on the building below the drum tower where the nest is. They had a big crane to lift some heavy pallets around. Whether this would have thrown him off or the general crummy weather we’ve had this month slowed him down………..I will be on the look out for him.
      The other nest I see on the way to work is also still empty as far as I can tell. These birds have shown up earlier than Vic or George in previous years. So we shall see……

      This shot is Verizon Vic’s nest (on top of drum tower) and the big crane not too far away.

      • CarolV March 26, 2018 at 7:26 pm - Reply

        I don’t know if I mentioned this……Last year, I had posted a pic of a nest at the Mattituck Plaza- about 5 mins. west of Cutchogue, where I work. It caught my eye because it was built on a fancy, old-timey 4 light post. They successfully raised at least one fledgling last year. But over the winter, the light post was removed, nest and all. I don’t know if they were trying to get rid of the nesting pair from their parking lot, but there are at least 4 other lampposts in that parking lot……………..I’m rooting for the osprey to show the foolish humans that they aren’t so easy to evict!!!!

        • ChrisH March 27, 2018 at 10:18 am - Reply

          I remember that picture…. I even saved it b/c I thought it was so cool. What a disappointment to hear it was taken down. Can’t help thinking that it will be disconcerting to the ospreys. Hopefully they will make use of one of the other ones!

      • Helen March 27, 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply

        Carol –

        I was in KK later in the evening – no sign. Re the Mattituck nest, I was told initially that it was removed because of the Osprey but I think that is wrong. As you mentioned, there are other exact light fixtures – it may be wishful thinking but I really don’t think they would go to the expense to take down the lighting fixture because of the Osprey. I will find out the true reason as I know the landowner and let you know.

        • CarolV March 27, 2018 at 11:05 am - Reply

          Thanks Helen! Just curious. It’s possible the nest damaged it…. in which case they would be wise if they put up a platform, Would also be a good Will gesture which I ‘m sure would be appreciated by bird watchers….except for the inevitable cranky snots who would be dumb enough to park within shooting range! It was nice having a nest that low!

    22. shredman March 26, 2018 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      Osprey up on the Jamesport fire Dept antenna 530pm 3/26/18

    23. LT March 26, 2018 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      Yippee….good news East End-ers I spotted an Osprey in the nest in the water by Goldsmiths in Southold…welcome Spring!

    24. Rjoneal March 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm - Reply

      More Ospreys –

      Terrapin Cove -1 Osprey arrived 3-25-18 waiting on mate.

      • Marilyn G March 26, 2018 at 5:52 pm - Reply

        Saw an osprey by the nest on Montauk Hwy, near those new Westbrook apts in East Islip. This was 3/24 at noon.

        • Tim March 27, 2018 at 11:54 am - Reply

          I wonder if anyone knows whether there are plans to repair the two Osprey nest posts on the causeway which were ripped apart in the hurricane? They were among the oldest nests and it would be a shame if the resident birds had to go elsewhere to find a post. Thank you very much

          • Tim March 27, 2018 at 7:37 pm - Reply

            I was amazed to see when I went west today that the nests have been repaired. Thank you to whoever managed to scale those poles. The birds usually rebuild quite quickly when they return.

        • Trinity March 27, 2018 at 11:54 am - Reply

          I pass that nest frequently, last year I think they had two or three babies.

    25. Betty Afanador March 26, 2018 at 9:00 am - Reply

      On March.22,2018 , One pair of ospreys had returned to there nest over by division st,patchogue. South shore of long Island. I became concerned because I have been observing a pair I’ve named Romeo and Juliet on Electric St. for 2 years who had not returned. Which was unusual. I’m happy to report Romeo and Juliet have had an arduous journey. But they are very busy beefing up there nest for there future off spring.

    26. Helen March 25, 2018 at 9:36 pm - Reply

      One Osprey back on nest near my house this afternoon.

    27. Trinity March 25, 2018 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      I pass four Osprey nests on my commute ( Oakdale, Robert Moses Causeway ), have not spotted any birds as of this morning.

    28. Rjoneal March 25, 2018 at 6:02 pm - Reply

      Just wanted to say still thinking about Nita and her family and miss her bunches.

      • Admin Nita March 25, 2018 at 11:10 pm - Reply

        Thank you so much! I miss everyone here too ❤︎ This is a difficult time but the Lord is carrying us through!

    29. Mary Yourch March 25, 2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      The bird I reported as being on our dock is in Greenport

    30. Rjoneal March 25, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

      Baby Osprey Returned to Pink Shell now both babies back together. Thanks you CROW !

      https://www.facebook.com/CROWClinic/videos/1630547707000213/

      • Rjoneal March 25, 2018 at 2:27 pm - Reply

        Thank You Shelli for coordinating along with others the Rescue of baby Osprey at Pink Shell. If we did not have people like you to make it happen we would loose a lot more Ospreys & Eagles. Thanks for all you do for the love of the birds. 🙂

        • Admin Shelli March 25, 2018 at 10:44 pm - Reply

          You’re welcome! This is why I do what I do 🤗

          • June C March 26, 2018 at 6:42 am - Reply

            Thank you Shelli for all that you did…as Ranay said we need more people like you…

    31. Helen March 25, 2018 at 10:07 am - Reply

      No one seen at the nest yet.

      • Tom March 25, 2018 at 12:13 pm - Reply

        One osprey has just returned to the light pole nest at the Broadway Ave baseball fields in Sayville.

        • Trinity March 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm - Reply

          So excited ! I’ll be doing a drive by this week, thanks for the update.

        • Elizabeth March 26, 2018 at 9:20 am - Reply

          Thanks Tom…I forgot that was there.

      • Rjoneal March 25, 2018 at 2:29 pm - Reply

        OZ Followers last year March 30,2017 Holly posted pic of an Osprey at the Nest, but we have no way to know if it was our Family. She lives in the private community so if she is reading this please let us know Holly if you see any Ospreys at the nest before the camera gets turned on. Thank you in advance.

      • Mary Vrtodusic March 25, 2018 at 6:41 pm - Reply

        One osprey returned to Shore Drive, Oakdale nest on March 24th

    32. Rjoneal March 25, 2018 at 8:29 am - Reply

      Now for other updates in Osprey world

      Tom & Audrey are back together again on the nest in Chesapeake Bay and all is good so far. Video by Arlene Beech

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lxJTt9r0qs

      Boulder residents are back together and have already started mating. Video by RIV

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPZaHXoVVtw

      Savanaha Osprey pair together on nest – (Skidaway Audubon) and Cornell Lab of Ornithology) Video by Becky R

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J_dw7QE5SM

      Achieva Ospreys FL 3 baby opreys growing from Jack & Dianne. Video by Trudi Kron

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDmOztnxRtc

      Lake Murray Osprey 2 eggs from Lucy & Ricky. Video by Polo7422

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T–5eRd8JE&t=0s

      Rutlland Osprey Project had a goose intruder a couple days ago these two have been mating a lot Maya and Blue 33. Video by scyllabub

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bywE0eNJPQs

      RSPB Loch Garten & Carnyx Wild EJ still awaiting mate as far as I know. Nest prep has been in the works. Video by scyllabub

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YirmF11Y8i8

      Charlo Osprey nest, the Ospreys have not been seen yet but the Canadian Geese are at the nest again. Video by Arlene Beech

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7dYZwyaPS0&t=103s

      DyfiOspreyProject Blue 24 has been at nest waiting on mate. Video by DYIOsprey Project.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peCkE8_jgEk&t=6s

      Ok there are so many more I could go on all day hope you are enjoying your favorite Osprey Nest here at Long Island even though camera not on please continue to check in.

    33. Rjoneal March 25, 2018 at 7:36 am - Reply

      Another Rescue at Pink Shell again yesterday. Pink Shell has posted update on baby Osprey (male) at CROW will be returned back to nest today. 2 babies in nest 1 had to be taken to CROW overnight. Below is the update from FB and a video thanks to June C who forward and kept me posted on this last Rescue.

      CROW – Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. added 3 new photos.
      11 hrs ·
      For those messaging us about the Osprey Nest at Pink Shell Beach Resort, here is what has happened.

      This morning CROW received permission from FWC to go up to the nest to help the young osprey. Our amazing Vet Tech Amy, assisted by a local electric company, performed the rescue. When she arrived at the nest, the young osprey was tangled in fishing line around its tongue and leg. Amy removed the line from the nest and brought the osprey to CROW for further medical attention due to swelling of its tongue. Luckily, it had subsided by the time it reached CROW. No other swelling was noted on the leg, but it will be cared for overnight by CROW staff to ensure no further swelling develops. If no further swelling occurs overnight, the osprey will be returned to the nest tomorrow.

      The adult male osprey has been observed with a fishing lure embedded in its breast. Unfortunately, it has not impaired his ability to fly making it impossible to remove the lure.

      • Rjoneal March 25, 2018 at 7:37 am - Reply

        and

        • Helen March 25, 2018 at 2:29 pm - Reply

          That is one very lucky Osprey! Thanks again.

      • Admin Shelli March 25, 2018 at 10:56 am - Reply

        Yes, it was an exhausting day yesterday! But the outcome was excellent!
        Pinkshell is one of our Facebook groups and I worked with CROW to orchestrate this rescue.
        The baby is going to be returned to the nest sometime today! 💕

        • Helen March 25, 2018 at 2:30 pm - Reply

          Congratulations Shelli – excellent outcome thanks in part to you.

        • June C March 26, 2018 at 6:44 am - Reply

          Was it ever…was suppose to go out that day but was glued to site…

      • Helen March 25, 2018 at 2:27 pm - Reply

        Thank you, Ranay – would have missed the whole thing!

        • Rjoneal March 26, 2018 at 12:03 pm - Reply

          Helen you are welcome. Don’t worry soon you will see all your Ospreys on your dally travels. Keep your eyes to the sky and ears to the wind, listen for the call of an Osprey.

    34. Helen March 24, 2018 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      Just heard from my friend at the Nature Conservancy. While there is agreement that the storms have delayed them, one has been spotted on the Ram Island Causeway and two at the Conservancy. So that is good news!

    35. Helen March 24, 2018 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      I went throughout Shelter Island – not one of the nests had an Osprey which tells me they have been affected by the three storms.

    36. CarolV March 24, 2018 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      A tease………one of my first from last year…..the nest was well started and George was doing his courting and feeding duties

    37. Rjoneal March 24, 2018 at 9:48 am - Reply

      Attention Osprey Zone Followers –
      Last year our Landlords Tommy and family did not come home till
      April. According to my records the camera was turned on April 21,2017. If he returns home same time then it won’t be till mid April before camera comes back on.

      We do have some Followers who live in same Private Property area and they did post sightings of George & Gracie at the nest along w pics. Hoping this year they will let us know if they see them again.

      Don’t worry we were still able to see George &Gracie bonding,mating and building up the nest.
      Hog Island Steve & Rachel are the late Ospreys. They always have their first egg laid a couple weeks behind George & Gracie. So I know everyone is getting anxious but Ospreys in different states are all different and we should not miss much. Hang in there Osprey Lovers and keep checking in.
      Take care

    38. Rjoneal March 24, 2018 at 9:14 am - Reply

      Osprey

    39. Rjoneal March 24, 2018 at 9:13 am - Reply

      3-124-17 My Red Shoulder Hawk visits

    40. Isobel March 24, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

      Thanks a million Carol v, I haven’t laughed so much in a long time. Just what I needed.

      • CarolV March 24, 2018 at 1:09 pm - Reply

        (:=}}….are you still hearing tapping feet???? ;*]]

    41. Mary M Yourch March 23, 2018 at 11:53 pm - Reply

      There was an osprey on our piling today. Spring must be coming.

    42. Leanne March 23, 2018 at 10:26 pm - Reply

      Does anyone live close enough to check the nest to see if there is any activity at it? The very beginning of the season is the best part for me. I’m anxious we’re gonna miss their return.

      • Admin Shelli March 24, 2018 at 12:50 pm - Reply

        Leanne, the nest is on private property and unfortunately we will probably miss their arrival.
        But we have the whole season ahead with much more exciting events in store for us! 🤗

      • CarolV March 24, 2018 at 1:07 pm - Reply

        I work about 20 miles or so from the OZ nest and there is the nest(Verizon Vic and Vera) right by my job. Vic usually arrives around 25th but I’m not working till Monday. Will post when I spot him. Usually comes close to George’s arrival (in the years we did see him come in). Hopefully Redkayak or someone who knows the area will post.

    43. CarolV March 23, 2018 at 5:57 pm - Reply
      • Rjoneal March 25, 2018 at 9:55 am - Reply

        Great CarolV thanks for posting.

    44. Elizabeth March 22, 2018 at 2:43 pm - Reply

      The suspense is getting to me waiting for the cam to return! 🙂

      • June c March 23, 2018 at 7:58 am - Reply

        Me too…should be coming back soon

        • margaretR March 23, 2018 at 11:14 am - Reply

          reply June c, hope so because that is actually my favorite part is when they return

    45. Betsy March 22, 2018 at 11:10 am - Reply

      Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow … NOT!!

      • Leanne March 22, 2018 at 2:55 pm - Reply

        Pictures are beautiful, Betsy, but I’m glad you got the snow and I didnt. Hate the stuff!!

        • Betsy March 23, 2018 at 12:28 am - Reply

          Leanne: Thanks (the picture part!!) The snow really wasn’t that bad to shovel, surprisingly!! I think we got about 10+ inches.

      • June c March 23, 2018 at 8:00 am - Reply

        The snow this time was really beautiful all day…felt like I was in a Snow globe…

      • CarolV March 23, 2018 at 1:17 pm - Reply

        We lucked out this time on the East End! Mostly sleet and rain, with 3-4″ in the early a.m. tapering to flurries most of the morning. Gorgeous day today, but still no heat in that sunshine!

    46. June C March 22, 2018 at 7:47 am - Reply

      We got 12-14 inches…Poor Max is looking for path….truly beautiful….Hello to all…..

    47. Jessica VanHove March 21, 2018 at 11:03 am - Reply

      If anyone is interested, this is an article about bird migration from National Geographic. Migration is not so easy. I hope George and Gracie have a safe return.

      https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/03/bird-migration-interactive-maps/?platform=hootsuite&utm_source=Cornell+Lab+eNews&utm_campaign=0567c16a9f-Cornell-Lab-eNews-2018-03-08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_47588b5758-0567c16a9f-277807933

    48. GinaM March 20, 2018 at 9:23 pm - Reply

      Hello Osprey Friends,
      I hope everyone is well and has weathered the winter… here we are on the first day of Spring and expecting almost a foot of snow here on Long Island. We have had three strong nor’easters in the past two weeks and it has concerned me greatly because St. Paddy’s day is usually when the ospreys return to our area. I hope these storms have not affected them. They had storms migrating south and now the trek back home won’t be easy- or maybe (hopefully!) the winds will assist them. Hunting for fish won’t be easy with snow and ice covered waters.
      After tomorrow’s storm, when I am able to get out, I will check the nests. One of the nests blew down over the winter- hopefully it is back up again.
      Praying for George and Gracie and Ronnie and Sandy- may they all make it back home to Long Island.
      Take good care.

    49. Rjoneal March 20, 2018 at 9:14 pm - Reply

      My picture for 1st day of Spring is our Amazing Rocky who is a Survivor, look at that crop.

    50. Michael G. Martin March 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm - Reply

      Greetings to RJ and Betsy and Carol and all the other Ospreyphiles

      Every Osprey Season I like to do a little Non-Scientific Research Projects about our Ospreys in general.
      I retired on a disability pension from the New York City Fire Department so I have loads of free time to do some small projects
      Through the Hard work of others who tirelessly compose all of those Statistics on the Day to Day lives of Ospreys contribute hundreds of man hours into great Research material.
      With that said I have a favor to ask of All OspreyZone Followers. For the last week I’ve been thinking of interesting topics on what to base my Research on. But I’m hitting that Brick Wall on something different and interesting to do.
      So I’m asking The OspreyZone Group Followers
      if they can think of anything that I can use as an idea for my next project. Anything that interests you that you may have contemplated or possibly even wondered about
      And lastly, I only follow Two Nests ours and Rutland in the U. K. I saw the list of other Nests but going to those is very time consuming to go to all of those Sites to collect Data. So if anyone else visits on particular Nest often and have noticed that a lot of Stats are compiled let me know and I’ll check the Site out.

      Thanks everyone in advance for the help and I promise that when my Research is published and I win the Noble Prize for Osprey’s I’ll mention you in My Acceptance Speeches And I’ll throw a party with the Winnings

      Thanks All and Peace to You
      Mike

      • Admin Shelli March 20, 2018 at 12:08 pm - Reply

        Hi Mike! Food data is always important as well as interesting.
        What type of fish is being brought in as well as who brings it and how often.
        Doing weekly, monthly and season total food delivery graphs would be awesome!

        • Rjoneal March 20, 2018 at 8:35 pm - Reply

          Shelli, I agree with your suggestion. In the past Betsy and I along with a few others in 2016 we were keeping fish totals and some other info. However in the end trying to keep up with it only caused Betsy and I to get frustrated with the project. Not to many people at the time seemed to realize how dedicated you have to be to doing all that nor did it seem to matter to the majority. There were so many Osprey Zone Followers that did post lots of encouragement for us to keep doing but the time needed to do was just not available. All and all we both stopped and so did others. Betsy and I both tried to make it interesting here is one of my favs that Betsy made. .

          I do hope Micheal G. Martin tackles this, it would be great to have a food data chart to compare to future Seasons to see what happens.

          • Rjoneal March 20, 2018 at 8:59 pm - Reply

            here is example how it started 2016 my posting

            FISH INFO FOR TODAY-
            Total on my Observations today FISH 9 ( FYI- yesterday total was 😎
            1) 5:52.04 am whole fish
            2) 7:30.16 am head off fish
            3) 10:35.46 am ?
            4) 11:27.30 am whole fish
            5) 15:18.59 pm whole Geo feeds babies Gracie in nest resting ( Geo feeds almost the whole fish to Bb1)
            6) 16:19.25 pm head off fish
            7) 17:26.40 pm Piece of fish small
            8) 18:23.16 pm whole fish
            9) 19:51.53 pm whole fish Garcie not in nest Geo feeds bb3 a couple bites /Geo feeds bb1 bb2 / Gracie returns eats some herself feeds bb3 Bb2 Bb1 move up – pecking starts shortly after

            • Admin Shelli March 21, 2018 at 10:09 am

              Nice work! This is similar to what I record at SWFEC nest.

            • Admin Shelli March 21, 2018 at 10:10 am

              It takes a Village!!

      • Betsy March 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

        Mike: Here are a couple of bird study articles that you might find interesting and may give you an idea on what to study at “our” nest: “Factors Influencing Mortality in Nestling Ospreys (Pandion Haliaetus): An Analysis of Breeding Strategies” (http://www.ospreytrax.com/Papers/rettew%20thesis%20Osprey%20aggression.pdf) and “The duration of the post-fledging dependence period of Ospreys Pandion haliaetus at Loch Garten, Scotland” (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00063659509477145). Weather is an integral factor in survival of chicks and in the male’s fishing success. Carol always posts the weather, so that would give you a jump start!! It was noted in the first article that consistent incubation does not begin until the laying of the second egg — I didn’t watch in 2015, but in 2016 and 2017 I observed that with Gracie and incubation. I also observed in 2016 and 2017 that she did not consistently feed the first-hatched chick, even when it was begging to be fed, until the 2nd chick hatched. Since I don’t watch other nests, I don’t know if this is peculiar to Gracie. Again, I didn’t watch in 2015 and I only watch George and Gracie’s nest, but in 2016 and 2017 it was the second-hatched chick (Ali in 2016 and Eclipse in 2017) which fledged first … how common is that.

        • Betsy March 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm - Reply

          Mike: A thought just occurred to me when I was looking at my stats for 2016 and 2017 — does the number of chicks in the nest influence how quickly they fledge. In other words, Ali (50 days), Brutus (56 days), and Rocky (58 days) in 2016 — 3 chicks — fledged earlier than Eclipse (53 days) and Solar (58 days) — 2 chicks — in 2017. Also, the gap days between fledgings — in other words, in both 2016 and 2017 chick #1 and chick #2 were 2 days apart in age, but in fledging there was a 5 or 6 day gap in age when they fledged.

          • Admin Shelli March 21, 2018 at 10:06 am - Reply

            These are great ideas but would take years and multiple nests to determine an answer.

    51. gracey March 19, 2018 at 5:10 pm - Reply

      Why isn’t the camera on ? We are going to miss George’s and Gracie’s arrival and nest building and making babies…

      Please expedite the camera…Is there anything we can do to help ? Do you need funds ? Whatever we can do, we don’t want to

      miss Act I…Thank you, Gracey

      • Admin Shelli March 19, 2018 at 9:11 pm - Reply

        Gracey the cam will be turned on as soon as the cam owner returns to the shore.
        We may miss the arrival of the opsrey but we have a long full season of adventures ahead of us!
        Thanks for your patience 💕

        • Leanne March 20, 2018 at 1:46 pm - Reply

          Any idea when they might be coming back?

          • Admin Shelli March 21, 2018 at 10:03 am - Reply

            Leannne, I don’t know, sorry. I would imagine in the next week or two.

            • Leanne March 22, 2018 at 2:54 pm

              Thanks. I can’t wait to see the G’s again. Best part of spring!

      • Victoria Schiman March 20, 2018 at 8:23 pm - Reply

        I agree 100% Gracey! Please let us know if we need to start a Go-Fund-Me page. definitely do not want to miss out on the ACTION … especially step 1 – building the NEST! It’s all about the energy of “Welcome BACK to Long Island George & Gracie!” ♥

    52. Rjoneal March 19, 2018 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      Ok Betsy here are some pics from 2015

    53. Rjoneal March 19, 2018 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      3-19-18 Here is my back yard Osprey, not sure if it is the male or female it flew from the nest to a dive into the lake to get fish. Tried to get Osprey getting fish but he/ she already was gone with the fish by the time I got down to the lake.

      • Rjoneal March 19, 2018 at 12:55 pm - Reply

        Don’t Forget to click on picture so you can see better, thanks.

    54. Admin Shelli March 18, 2018 at 11:41 am - Reply

      I’d like to share this with the group….Nita I hope that’s ok ♥️

      https://www.facebook.com/wayneandnita.roper/posts/2108354165847238

      • CarolV March 18, 2018 at 12:09 pm - Reply

        My thoughts and prayers go out to Wayne and Nita as they deal with their struggles.

        And thank you for all you’re doing

      • Rjoneal March 18, 2018 at 8:49 pm - Reply

        Shelli, Thank you for sharing with our Osprey Zone Followers. Nita has been staying in contact with me and I just made my donation and hope others will too. Even just $5.00 the cost of a Starbucks coffee or afternoon chocolate fix can add up and help this family. For those and I am one of them who have had to take of seriously ill or terminally ill person it is very expensive. If you cant donate that is ok you can let her know you are thinking about her.
        Love our Osprey Family & Followers

        • Admin Shelli March 18, 2018 at 10:05 pm - Reply

          Thank u so much Rjoneal…I appreciate your kind words and encouraging others to help Nita and her family….and I know she does too! ❤️

      • June c March 19, 2018 at 6:26 am - Reply

        Thank you for sharing…without it I wouldn’t have known how to help…prayers out to family..

      • Trinity March 19, 2018 at 7:38 pm - Reply

        Wishing your family the best and hopefully a positive outcome. My father beat a stage 4 throat cancer diagnosis at age 59, he is also a man of very humble means. Fight the good fight 😀

        • Admin Shelli March 19, 2018 at 9:12 pm - Reply

          Thanks Trinity! Our other admin Nita and her family are the ones dealing with this.
          I’m so glad for you and your family…what a victory! 🤗

    55. Admin Shelli March 18, 2018 at 11:37 am - Reply

      Yay! The posts are all caught up now whewww lol.
      Thanks for your patience as I went back to find some missing photos.
      As most of u know I am a mod at the SWFEC nest and both chicks have fledged this week so I have been very very busy.
      Keeping up with two toddlers is exhausting hahahaaa! And Nita is dealing with some personal issues right now.
      We are trying our best during this difficult time.

      In the future if u don’t see some of your posts, plz email me or simply comment and let me know it’s missing.
      I’ll be happy to try and locate them for u and get them posted. Thanks ♥️

      • Rjoneal March 18, 2018 at 8:52 pm - Reply

        Shelli I just got such a good laugh watching them two down at the pond and horsing around it was so cute. They are all grown up now we just have to get that pesky owl to stop knocking the family down off the tree. Take care

        • Admin Shelli March 18, 2018 at 10:07 pm - Reply

          Wow…I wish I had their energy lol…I’m exhausted just watching them!
          These two are really something! It’s like keeping track of two toddlers 😝

    56. Rjoneal March 18, 2018 at 11:33 am - Reply

      Here is my list of Osprey Live Cams most have started the Season 2018 some nest may not be on here this is just my personal list. This is to get you into Osprey Season but dont forget to keep checking in to see if George & Gracie have arrived home yet. Enjoy Osprey Lovers.

      Achieva – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aev8zzPx3e0

      Belwood Lake https://www.grandriver.ca/en/outdoor-recreation/Belwood-Lake-OspreyCam.aspx?_mid_=515

      Boulder has 2 sites https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/osprey-cam OR https://www.bouldercounty.org/open-space/management/osprey-camera/

      Conserve Wildlife Home pg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCslB0gTL9xrmCOY44Ymheww or Osprey Cam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YeHyGagX5s

      Cornell Lab Home pg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZXZQxS3d6NpR-eH_gdDwYA or
      Osprey Cams
      1 Hellgate (Montana project) http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/27/Hellgate_Ospreys/
      2 Savanah (Skidaway Aud.) http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/54/Savannah_Ospreys/

      Culture & Heritage Museum Osprey Cam http://chmuseums.org/osprey/

      Danville Parks (Virginia) http://www.playdanvilleva.com/462/Bird-Cam

      Days At Dunrovin Ranch Home pg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKHga59F7Jw2AOfhzJ3dcJQ or Osprey Cam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5BufP2nG3o

      EarthCam (Sanibel Osprey Cam) https://www.earthcam.com/usa/florida/sanibel/osprey/?cam=sanibelosprey

      Florida Wildlife Ext. http://www.wec.ufl.edu/extension/ospreycam/

      Explore Home pg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8NnosPOvXnm0O1u5YnLQiw or Osprey all 4 Cams
      1 Hog Island https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEHA8UlMKiA
      2 Charlo Montana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OalhwAgOmQs
      3 Chesapeake Consv https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoElTAhn8zM
      4 Audubon Boat House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37wY4dQC45M

      Lake Murray Home pg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl7pt1gW7PsDsBDXXzXIFoA or Osprey Cam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpBu4Ri1ZkM

      RSPB Loch Garten https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/loch-garten/live-video-webcam/

      Mclivetech (Stockton, Missouri) Osprey Cam http://mclivetech.com/ospreycam/

      Necanicum Watershed Council Home pg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnebdVFoQuPyBic0EyFxpEQ or
      Osprey Cam(Seaside) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws3HZPpT9fs

      Pink Shell (Ft.Myers)Osprey Cam https://www.pinkshell.com/resort/osprey-cam

      Rutland Ospreys (Manton Bay) http://www.ospreys.org.uk/webcam/

      Sarasota Osprey http://www.mysuncoast.com/osprey/

      Severna Park https://hdontap.com/index.php/video/stream/severna-park-osprey

      SFbay http://sfbayospreys.org/

      Terrapin Cove Home pg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXKqSWI_aHbSbPh2tywu4eg or Osprey Cam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yYRiywtapY

      VA Institute Of Marine Science Home pg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_xJcIvPjp4pAKnpBC8K-YQ or Osprey Cam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF52aoEPD30

      Wild Streaming Home pg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFJmWZw_jMnIl5MPn4F2_Vw or Osprey Cam (Richmond) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEMUtiPKm9g

      • Mary Margaret Thompson March 18, 2018 at 8:39 pm - Reply

        Another favorite Osprey cam is in Wales, UK – the Dyfi. Monty and Glesni are do back soon, also.

        • Rjoneal March 19, 2018 at 12:33 pm - Reply

          Mary Margaret yes, I do know this Osprey Family, The DYFI Osprey Project. I thought it was on my list cause I do follow them so thanks so next year it will be on the list lol.
          Thanks for posting and take care

    57. Marlene March 17, 2018 at 9:33 pm - Reply

      Hi, rjoneal, you have the most gorgeous birds visiting your backyard! How lucky you are! I see mostly robins, house wrens, cardinals occasionally, and of course, crows. We were down in Florida two weeks ago, and I got the chance to see a bald eagle on a utility pole. That was a first for me! Very exciting!
      Yes, I’m looking forward to another summer with our favorite osprey family. Hoping they arrive safe and sound. It’s been very cold and extremely windy on Long Island, but today was not as windy as the past few years.
      It’s nice to see a lot of us fans signing in. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

      • Rjoneal March 18, 2018 at 8:30 am - Reply

        3-18-18 Marlene I posted this part of message in Upsydayz reply oops lol by mistake this was meant for you. Thanks for posting so glad you are with us again. Glad you got to go to Florida we do have a lot of nature all around. I can not wait to see our George & Gracie starting to get anxious just want to see that they both make it back safely. Keep checking in to see if camera is on. Take care 🙂

        (Wonderful you got to see an Eagle so glad, but let me tell you standing and touching one in person and holding an Osprey is just a gift. An overwhelming feeling you will never forget and how could you not love that.)

    58. UPSYDAYZ March 17, 2018 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      On recent previous test, attempted to add a profile pic but it showed in comment section.
      Anyone able to help with this?
      Thanks. (Sat. Feb. 17, 2018) 🙂

      • UPSYDAYZ March 17, 2018 at 6:45 pm - Reply

        Sorry .. Error. Should have typed (MAR. 17)

      • Rjoneal March 18, 2018 at 8:21 am - Reply

        3-18-18 Reply- Upsydayz first of all lets see if we can help with the Gravatar ok…
        Now your picture showed up in comment section because, that is where you go if you want to share a picture with the Osprey Zone Site. There are special requirements for posting any pictures but since the camera has not been turned on yet the Osprey Season for Osprey Zone has not officially started until then you can post any type of picture off season as long as it is not offensive,nudity,bad language, and so on. Basically meaning if you want to post pic of your dog or pic of any animals you might want to share you can for now during off Season. You must have the logo on all pictures you post on Osprey Zone and what I like to do during off Season is use the logo but put it was made for, then the logo. Example if I post a pic of my back yard Osprey. The rules are not as strict during off season.
        Shelli and Nita are now our Moderators for the site and at the beginning of the Season when the camera gets turned on they will post all the rules and regulations. Now some good news you just posted a picture on the site so, you now know how to post a picture to share with all of us.

        Now I am not sure if you have already set up account with Gravatar or not so the first thing for now just click on my picture Gravatar of Gracie The Feather-Duster, now click on view profile at the top there is a help button click on that and you should have everything you need.(I have attached a picture so this is what you should see ) It will walk you step by step how to Log in and create password and download profile picture so on.
        Try this first and if you still are having problems let me know and I will walk you through it. However my email is under my profile Gravatar picture so if you need more help you can email me directly so I don’t have to post all this on site.

        Thank you for posting and I am glad you are doing a Gravatar picture. I preach to all to do so if we get Trolls we will know it is not you since they can not use your Gravatar picture. We have had trolls on site before so it is always good to use a Gravatar picture.
        Wonderful you got to see an Eagle so glad, but let me tell you standing and touching one in person and holding an Osprey is just a gift. An overwhelming feeling you will never forget and how could you not love that.
        Now go and try to get the Gravatar set up and let me know if you need anything. Take care and keep warm.

        • Rjoneal March 18, 2018 at 8:24 am - Reply

          Don’t forget to click on the picture so it will open up larger, to its original size or if it is animated that is when you will see it move. Any time you post a picture it will always post small in the comment section to save space.

    59. UPSYDAYZ March 17, 2018 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      Testing for upcoming 2018 season with chat. Hello.

      • CarolV March 18, 2018 at 12:02 pm - Reply

        Hi! Interesting bird- what is it?

        • UPSYDAYZ March 18, 2018 at 1:31 pm - Reply

          CarolV .. ‘Frilled Coquette’. A species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae, apparently.

        • CarolV March 19, 2018 at 3:47 pm - Reply

          Thanks for the info!

    60. Betsy March 17, 2018 at 4:11 pm - Reply

      AND THEN I POSTED SOLAR AND ECLIPSE FROM 2017

      • Betsy March 17, 2018 at 4:20 pm - Reply

        GRACIE DOING A HEAD ROLL:

      • Betsy March 17, 2018 at 4:24 pm - Reply

        SOON!!

      • Betsy March 17, 2018 at 4:26 pm - Reply

        BRUTUS, ALI, AND ROCKY (RESPECTIVELY) 2016

      • Betsy March 17, 2018 at 4:28 pm - Reply

        SOLAR AND ECLIPSE (RESPECTIVELY) 2017

      • Betsy March 17, 2018 at 4:29 pm - Reply

        SOLAR AND ECLIPSE (RESPECTIVELY) FROM 2017

      • Betsy March 17, 2018 at 4:30 pm - Reply

        SOLAR

      • Betsy March 17, 2018 at 4:32 pm - Reply

        ECLIPSE

        • Betsy March 17, 2018 at 4:38 pm - Reply

          OOPS, HERE’S WITH THE © AND LOGO ON THE PIC ITSELF

    61. Betsy March 17, 2018 at 4:08 pm - Reply

      THEN I POSTED THE CHICKS
      FIRST SET WERE BRUTUS, ALI, AND ROCKY (FROM TOP TO BOTTOM RESPECTIVELY) FROM 2016

    62. Betsy March 17, 2018 at 4:05 pm - Reply

      THEN I POSTED PICTURES OF GEORGE AND GRACIE WITH THE CAPTION “SOON”

      HERE ARE THE PICS AGAIN:

    63. Betsy March 17, 2018 at 3:59 pm - Reply

      AND THIS WAS THE PICTURE I POSTED ALONG WITH THE COMMENT:

    64. CarolV March 17, 2018 at 12:17 pm - Reply
    65. CarolV March 17, 2018 at 8:46 am - Reply

      “The spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 12:15 P.M. EDT. This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere….”

      And now they are predicting yet another nor’easter for Tues.-Weds.(possibly) ……….. “round and around we go”…………I’m losing count….think that’s the 4th this month.

      • CarolV March 17, 2018 at 8:48 am - Reply

        Sorry for double posts….now I see they’re still pending

    66. CarolV March 17, 2018 at 8:40 am - Reply

      HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY!

      (thought I posted yesterday)

    67. Rjoneal March 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm - Reply

      For those who celebrate be safe.

      • Rjoneal March 16, 2018 at 6:31 pm - Reply

        Here is picture I made in 2016 of our Osprey family click on pictue.

      • SUE March 17, 2018 at 12:45 pm - Reply

        HAPPY ST PAT’S BACK ATCHA!!!!!!! Any info on the cam yet??? (I know- patience! Not one of my strong points.)

        • Rjoneal March 18, 2018 at 11:35 am - Reply

          3=18-18 Sue sorry no word yet on when the camera will be turned on but please keep checking in.

    68. CarolV March 16, 2018 at 10:42 am - Reply

      Rjoneal- I just spotted your video about the tree spouting water, which was very interesting! I watched the next video that followed about the Key Deer and how their protected status was endangered. That’s disgraceful! Such a beautiful and rare creature at the mercy of politics! I know this isn’t the place to discuss politics but I hope you hear something positive you can share about a resident of your “backyard”

        • Trinity March 17, 2018 at 1:03 pm - Reply

          I’ve been fortunate to see the Key deer on trips to Marathon, such interesting animals. It’s devastating that the current administration pays little mind to environmental conservation and animal welfare.

          • Rjoneal March 18, 2018 at 9:11 pm - Reply

            Hi Trinity thanks for posting and keep checking in please.

      • Rjoneal March 17, 2018 at 10:23 am - Reply

        3-17-18 You crack my up CarolV you are about a month behind but glad you posted. Now let us see if Betsy gives a shout out.

        Hi CarolV, of course I keep my eyes on all of this that is happening here in Florida especially with the deer since we have very little places left down south for wildlife animals to live free.
        Like you said though it is always a political issue. Instead I fight to protect all wildlife unless it absolutely can not be helped but then of course I fight to find other solutions so both humans and wildlife can both co-exists with all the benefits. Yes I love all nature except I don’t like bugs to much sorry but true lol. This is why I support a lot of the wildlife associations. However it does get tricky they are always wanting you to sign bills and petitions and you have to do a lot of research before you sign something like that since you want to make sure you are getting both sides of the story. As you know everyone has their reasons to get your vote but are they the ones you believe in. Our advances in the world can be good but also so bad so my goal has always been trying to find the balance. Lets not forget my love for raptors and all birds.

    69. CarolV March 16, 2018 at 10:26 am - Reply

      HELEN- Verizon Vic usually shows up on or close to March 25th………let’s see if he keeps to his schedule….

      • Helen March 17, 2018 at 8:01 am - Reply

        Thanks Carol – no one at South Ferry nest
        either – they told me yesterday tha return date is about the 20th unlike what I was told but the Nature Conservancy who had said they were back on St. Patrick’s i i will re check in a few.

      • Helen March 24, 2018 at 1:45 pm - Reply

        No one at KK today – as a matter of fact, no one on Shelter Island at least in the two nests next to my property and also at South Ferry. Talked with them yesterday and no sightings yet. Am going to go down there and to the Ram Island Causeway to see for myself. Will also go to our nest in the next day or so. I have a particular way that does not interfere with any of the residents but is open to the public..

    70. CarolV March 16, 2018 at 9:38 am - Reply

      Hi, all! Was hoping to see the camera up but am disappointed along with everyone. I know admin is doing their best and will wait patiently. The Osprey fever is setting in.

      Thanks to Rjoneal for keeping the troops entertained and informed…I envy you for your stamina…………I’m in late winter funk and trying to rally.

      Here’s a happy shamrock to wish all a Happy St. Pat’s Day tomorrow! And SPRING is just days away!!! YAY!!!!! Except there’s yet another possible nor’easter lining up to come in Tuesday-Wednesday ……..We had 3 of these in less than 2 weeks. We were lucky on the first 2, out here on the East End. The last one dropped about 10″ of snow on me this past Tues, but it’s melting fast………..

      So enjoy a great weekend and remember: Everyone is Irish for St. Patty’s Day!

      • CarolV March 16, 2018 at 10:19 am - Reply

        The spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 12:15 P.M. EDT. This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere

        • CarolV March 16, 2018 at 10:22 am - Reply

          YYYYAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    71. Rjoneal March 15, 2018 at 9:47 pm - Reply

      3-15-18
      CarolV don’t make come to New York lol. How are you ? Miss you, post something please.

      Betsy it has been awhile since we heard from you too…Whats up? Still trying to go through all your pictures?

      NFC, Chris H, Trinity, & Helen, June C, Margaret R. Elizabeth, Gamma, LT, Sue, Leanne, Jenn, Sheila Ryan, Dawn, Paula, Micheal G. Martin, Hello anxiously awaiting our Osprey Family.

      To all other Osprey Zone Followers here is hoping the are able to turn camera on real soon. Please continue to check in to see if it has been turned on.
      Thank you to all have been checking in.

      Shelli our Administrator Moderator will gives us any updates on the camera whenever she receives info.

      • CarolV March 18, 2018 at 11:57 am - Reply

        Rjoneal- Guess we both felt you thinking about us!

      • June c March 18, 2018 at 12:24 pm - Reply

        Will be home for a while…hard to believe spring couple days away….hope camera comes up soon …Hope all had a great St.Pats day…catching up on posts missed..

    72. Betsy March 15, 2018 at 7:46 pm - Reply

      Soon!!

      • Betsy March 15, 2018 at 8:36 pm - Reply

        Brutus, Ali, and Rocky (2016)
        Solar and Eclipse (2017)

        • Rjoneal March 18, 2018 at 9:10 pm - Reply

          Aww just look how beautiful George & Gracie’s babies are miss them all. Thanks for sharing.

          • Betsy March 19, 2018 at 12:27 pm - Reply

            Rjoneal: Thanks! I didn’t watch in 2015 until toward the end of the season … add their pictures to the “lineup” if you want!!

      • Rjoneal March 18, 2018 at 8:55 pm - Reply

        Betsy thanks for posting and sharing your pictures.

    73. Rjoneal March 14, 2018 at 10:33 pm - Reply

      This is so funny it reminds of what Gracie always did while in nest. Very short video but if you want to fast forward to 15 that’s when it really starts to happen just watch.
      Thanks to Beck R for making the video so I can share. Thanks to Cam Host (Skidaway Audubon) and Cornell Lab of Ornithology for the video feed

      • Betsy March 15, 2018 at 7:21 pm - Reply

        Like my video!!

        • Rjoneal March 18, 2018 at 8:59 pm - Reply

          Betsy yes exactly like your video of Gracie, thanks for sharing your video.

      • June c March 18, 2018 at 12:25 pm - Reply

        Very cute..love that face…

    74. Rjoneal March 13, 2018 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      My sweet Osprey

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