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Take flight with Belle, an osprey born on Martha’s Vineyard as she learns to fly and migrates for the first time to Brazil and back–a journey of more than 8,000 miles.
IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts
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.
Paul 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.
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
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.
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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.
Academy of Natural Sciences
Hi to all……..
Just wanted to propose and get opinions………previous years, chicks have been officially named when they fledged. In the meantime, they would pick up nicknames, sometimes several. How would followers feel about naming them after all hatch? So that it would make it easier to follow their adventures as they grow?
I know I’m early on this; just thought I’d put it out there and give everyone time to think about it. HAGD………..
I like the idea of naming the chicks sooner than we have in the past…perhaps a few weeks after hatch so we can see their individual personalities. If most would like to do this I don’t think that will be a problem.
Shelli I think 2 weeks after hatch would be perfect.
I know the reason why most don’t put names to babies till fledging is to make sure they survive. However just like our lil PeWee I think even if it is not nature’s will and baby does not survive we should still have name for him/her. Since we are watching and get to see new life born then we should have a name for that life for however long it is with us. Then it will always be remembered and will always have a place in our hearts. Life is a miracle and we get to witness birth from nature by having this beautiful live cam. This is all thanks to Tommy,Christina,Paul and the whole team.
Yes please let us do a Baby Namming 2 weeks after Hatch. That is my vote.
Awesome! Then that’s what we’ll do 🤗
I like the idea of waiting a few weeks and then naming them. Nicknames were confusing. It is good to see their personalities for a couple of weeks. Each chick shows their strengths and weaknesses and how they deal with life.
I think naming them at hatch would be great. I know the risks, but still I think it would be better.
WHY ARE YOU NAMING BIRDS THAT DO NOT EXIST?
Hi Gracey, first of all plz remove the caps lock and never use ALL caps while commenting in this group as that displays anger and shouting. Second, we are not naming birds that don’t exist, but merely talking about a naming contest that the group would like to have after the chicks have hatched and have displayed some individual personality traits. In the future if u don’t understand something plz take a few minutes and read back through the comments before posting….most of the time u will find the answers to your questions and concerns. Thanks
I know we have a follower that likes the DYFI so here is a picture.
Today 4-18-18 Audrey from C Bay lays her 3rd egg her is video from Arlene
Now how cute is this both on nest and both want to incubate the eggs.
Here is a real funny video of Rutland Ospreys Maya getting pushed off the eggs. Unique way go backwards that will work.
I know Micheal G. Martin likes this nest so I wanted to share with all of you. No sound
That is wild!
When the video ends and the new choices pop up, has anyone clicked on upper right- “Tiniest Bird”? Long but interesting……..wish they had identified type of bird- which was so homely it’s cute!
The bird is a wren CarolV. I know this video pops up cause I have it on my subscribers list and when I post videos fr youtube it shows most of videos I subscribe to. Lol silly.
Sarah Lynn here is a pic from last year of Tom & Audrey. Yes I know of the scare owl hope they do use again. Last year the owners ran out side trying to save the eggs from the crows but the crows had already cracked them. That shows great devotion. I like this family. Thanks for posting take care.
It’s good to hear a season debut is in sight. Mechanical difficulties happen.. Thanks to Aidan and all involved working on our site. Looking forward to the premiere event!
Hi everyone! I just spoke with Aiden and it appears there are some technical issues with the equipment but they are working to get that fixed and the live stream up and running as soon as possible. So we’re looking at going live in May.
I know this might disappoint many, and we apologize for that, but these things happen. So we thank you in advance for your patience as we troubleshoot these issues.
Remember all the real action begins when the chicks arrive! So we won’t miss too much.
Thanks again to Paul and Tommy for providing this osprey cam so we can capture and be a part of their amazing journey again this season!
Thanks to all who updated the Live Cam saying will return in May happy but a lil sad was hoping for end of April like last year but I am grateful. We are so excited to see our Osprey Family !
Thank you, cant wait we will all be here for out Season 4 George & Gracie at Long Island.
Thanks again to Tommy & Christina the landlords and Paul Henry who has also given us a wonderful team, Aidan, Shelli and Nita.
May brings a wonderful new beginning for us cant wait please still check in and post your osprey sightings.
And 1 of my backyard Ospreys fishing female we think
Don’t forget if you are new to site to click on pics for original size to see better.
that is a great photo Rjoneal… Sad to hear that OZ won’t be live til May however, Hog Island is really great to watch as well- fyi
Beautiful photo. Thanks for the rainbow a while back – love rainbows and sorry such a late reply on that. I was about to write when I got dragged out to somewhere…(Tile store?). We are nearing the end of an all seasons family room addition that we are doing the finish work on in and out…gluttons for punishment, racing to get it painted, tiled, etc…now that the weather has changed for the better at long last…??!!! Your O’s seem to look a bit different than ours. Is that right?
4-22-18 Kathleen B we have many different types of Ospreys here in Florida just a big variety and all sizes from juveniles to young adults to full adults who are breeding age. The reason most Florida Ospreys do not migrate or if they do leave to go further South they are usually gone only a couple a months then back to claim territory or nest.
I have lots of different views of same osprey but depending on what time of the year it is will depend on how large or fat they look. In this particular picture the Osprey looks real skinny but just the way she is perched. Here is another pic and as you can see looks a bit better.
Some say Florida Ospreys are not as big as the migrating Ospreys but I do not know if that is true. Florida has an overabundant amount of fresh or Salt water fish everywhere. Food is not a problem unless we have an algae bloom or fish kill.
Thank you for posting and good luck with repairs. I know what it is like since we just finished getting our swimming pool completely re-done, cool-deck and patio after the hurricane this past year. We waited till winter to do. We worked on building a whole new fence since hurricane took that too,and we just finished replacing new doors and french doors for the house. We did so many projects this winter. Good luck and stay positive.
Also I posted before same Osprey as above just different time.
4-17-17 Hi here is a Florida wood-stork flock and then 1 up close.
The weather out on the Island has been ridiculous today………..bands of torrential rain running thru all day……but at least it’s not snow!
All I got to see of the Verizon osprey today was some wings flapping in the nest, Probably Vera hunkered down in her nest, flinging off the rain…poor bird.
The week looks better, temps only in the 50s with nights in the 40s. I can deal with that! Hope you’re all having a great day!
CarolV thanks for the weather updates I have not thanked you lately. 🙂
Such wonderful news to hear that George and Gracie are both at the nest, safe and sound! My 7 year old grandson has been asking me for the past 3 weeks if they were back yet. So I can’t wait to let him know they are there. Anxious like the rest of you to see them on the camera! Thanks to the entire team who keep things going! And thank you to those who are giving us all the updates in the meantime! Just knowing they are home makes me feel better.
Leesa Hi welcome back thanks for posting keep checking in.
I love that a younger generation is excited in Nature……..with good g’parents, parents and school programs to evcite kids to the beauty and fragility of the lives around us, there is hope. Keep on checking in and soon we will all be watching this nest together!
In the meantime…….the 2 kids and Eggbert from last year………
For Leesa: I am sooo happy that George and Gracie are both at the nest. “Let the summer begin”.
Elaine what about the rest of us? ha lol
Owl attacks are on the rise with the Ospreys this year already here are just some f them
4-15-18 Charlo Osprey – GHO Strikes from the Right (3rd Hit) video from Jusywho
Owl Attacks Again Chesapeake Osprey Nest April 15, 2018 video from JoniT
These poor birds. I get that nature is brutal but sometimes it’s just too difficult to watch.
This is not the Chesapeake nest. I think it is the Charlo nest. At Chesapeake, the parents are incubating two eggs and hoping for a third.They made it through last night’s storm O.K.
Sarah you are so right the title is incorrect good eye yes it is Charlo Nest. I did not realize it Joni T had wrong nest title.
Sarah Lynn here you go just for you this is what CBay looks like Tom & Audreys nest thanks again for bringing that to my attention.
Thank you, Rjoneal. They have certainly had their owl problems at Chesapeake too in the past. The family that owns the property will probably install their “scare-owl” again this year. His name is Roger, and he’s a dapper fellow.
The owls are really rough on the birds at Charlo. They used this nest like Motel 6 during the winter, even stashing mice in a hollow in the nest. They seemed to have moved out, but the male had been coming back to roost on the post at night. Guess he’s not happy his “man cave” has been usurped by the rightful owners! There were Canada geese trying out the nest for size, too. but thankfully they moved on………
Just hope this stops soon. That male osprey can’t take too many hits like that! That owl don’t play!
ADMIN: Sorry to bother you, but could you NOT post my previous post at 3:26pm today? It’s acting wacky when I try to open and flashing my page instead of just the photo I was passing along…………Once again, no idea how that happened!
Thank you, the computer wizard, Carol
No problem, I deleted it Carol and it’s no bother 🤗
TY……you’re always on top of everything!
Hahahaaa…I try – thank u Carol. Wish I was on top of a mountain of chocolate tho hehehee 🤪
Here you go!
Hahahaaa thanks Betsy! I love it, yummy 😋
is everything ok?
Hi Judy! If you’re referring to our nest then yes, everything is ok.
@ 3:00 this afternoon, I saw the osprey couple at the Sunrise Toyota nest mating ! Had me cracking up.
Trinity that is great news,thanks for sharing.
Revving up their engines?
4-14-18 This is pretty neat the baby hawk just newborn falls over a lot which is normal and the baby will be fine but you can see on baby the umbilical cord on tummy area thanks to Lady Hawk for making the video (I took just the snapshot,) and the great camera operators with excellent zoom to see this.
The nest is located in a Blue Gum Eucalyptus tree in the San Francisco CA area.
Courtesy of: Presidio SF Live Webcam of Red-tailed Hawk Nest
Watch live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b224i…
Don”t forget to click on pic so you can see it better.
Funny how I don’t think of birds and bellybuttons!
For those that continually press the admin for an answer to the camera being turned on, please have some patience and scroll through the comments for answers ( it’s been addressed multiple times already ). The homeowners are doing us viewers a huge mitzvah by having the camera on their property. In the meantime, go on YouTube & enjoy the dozens of osprey nests across the globe 😀
Considering the weather we continue to have here on Long Island, it’s no surprise that Tommy & Christina have been in no hurry to return.
Bobbie Hi thanks for posting you might be right. Keep checking in please.
Don’t post very often, but this is my 4th year observing George & Gracie. Love watching their family tree grow each season.
4-14-18 Ann who is one of our Osprey Family Followers has a Birthday today, Happy Birthday Ann !
Happy Birthday Ann! 🎂
Shelli Ann sent me email asked me to thank you for Birthday wish.
That was nice of her, thanks for letting me know 💕
Thank you so much Ranay and Shelli!!!
Can’t wait for G+G to be seen on camera and the fun to start!
I have been following the nest for years -since peewee.
An up-date on the Homeless Osprey from Riverside. Much of the story is repeat but there are a couple new pics. Sometimes……. It takes a village!
Most of us may know these facts, but thought to post as a point of interest
Thank You so much Holly, so lovely to see our friends back in the nest.
I still can’t see the live feed. Will it be up and running soon?
Hi Sue! Yes we hope to have the live cam streaming very soon…I’ll keep u all posted 🤗
This was taken the other day at the Ospreyzone nest.. Yesterday while I was sitting on the beach, Gracie was screeching for George, he came in shortly afterwards with a fish for her.
Thanks, HollyW, !!!! Great to see and a treat to get us thru!
Terrific news Holly – thank you VERY MUCH> Good weekend my friend. Helen
Holly I just knew you wouldn’t let us down. Thank you dooo very much for the beautiful pic of our Gracie in the nest and the story line. So many of us are anxiously awaiting the camera to come back on and this really helps put a smile on our faces.
I just want to say thank you to Paul,Shelli along with Nita and of course Aidan for keeping the chat open while Tommy is away. It helps so pictures like this can be shared with all the devoted Osprey Zone Followers.
Once again shout- out to Holly yeah she has made our day.
Sorry for typos using phone outside hard to see in sunshine
Wow! Thanks Holly – it’s so nice to have someone on the ground keeping us updated! 🤗
Yay!!! So wonderful to see!! Thank you!
Holly, yay you!!! Thank you! Love the picture, what a treat…now if you could let me know where to find sea glass on the North Fork, my life would be complete! 🙂 Thank you so much for the picture!!
Holly..Thanks so much for picture..hope soon will be on..miss our family
Thank you so much for making my day, so good to see/know they’re back!
Thanks so much for the picture! I can relax now knowing both are back.
Andrea was able to get this Hummingbird visit the Hawk nest, thanks Andrea
For our Albatross lovers here is video of feeding thanks to Cornell Lab and at the end a dance if you want to fast forward. Look how big baby is getting.
Just some Osprey Updates –
Severna Park Ospreys is the nest last year Rob B. banded the babies. 3rd egg laid thanks to Trudi Kron for video.
Boulder has an Egg and thanks to one of our Osprey Followers here at George & Gracie Nest we have a video thanks WTR97
Louis & Aila finally mated successfully today 4-12-18 so eggs soon at Woodland Trust thanks for their video.
We are on Egg watch for Savannah Nest thank you to Audubon and Cornell Lab Birds for video.
OK now we all know how much I live my Red tail Hawk pair here in my backyard here is a wonderful Live Cam Presidio and baby just hatched yeah! Thanks to Andrea for the video.
CORRECTION- Sorry this is not the nest (Severna) Rob B tagged or banded the babies at, thanks to Shelli for letting me know I posted the wrong nest.
This is the nest I meant to post Newfoundland and it was in 2016
Launch of the First Osprey NestCam in Newfoundland and Labrador
03 08 , 2017Share
On May 29, we launched the first Osprey NestCam in the province! Through a live video stream, you can get a bird’s eye view of the osprey nesting on a special platform at the Virginia Waters Substation on Snow’s Lane in St. John’s.
Safety is paramount at Newfoundland Power, so we developed a management plan to reduce potential impacts to migratory birds, while minimizing any operational effects. Relocating nests to specialized platforms provides nesting sites for protected species, while minimizing risks of electrocution, equipment damage, power outages, and even fire if debris falls onto energized power lines.
In 2016, Newfoundland Power was contacted by Ornithologist, Rob Bierregaard from Drexel University in Pennsylvania, who was very interested in tagging several juvenile Newfoundland osprey to track their migratory journey to and from their southern homes on the border of Columbia and Venezuela. One osprey in particular, named Shanawdithit, after the last known living member of the Beothuk people, has been actively migrating each year and has gained quite a following since being tagged.
We discovered Shanawdithit has a partner, but we didn’t have a name for him, so we decided to launch a “Name the Daddy Osprey Competition”, open to students across the island. Aurora Drew Hickey, an 11 year-old Grade 5 student at St. Francis of Assisi in Outer Cove answered the call and named the Daddy Osprey, Beaumount. When we launched the competition, we asked that students submit a name that has a very strong connection to the province, just like Shanawdithit. We agreed with Aurora and felt that the name Beaumont is a very appropriate tribute to the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives over 100 years ago.
If you’d like to follow Shanawdithit and Beaumont, you can view the NestCam here. Please be advised that this live feed shows birds in their natural habitat, so events may occur unexpectedly and may not be appropriate for all viewers.
Another article about the tagging in 2016
Thanks for this info and all your reports. You always have good info!
After rarely seeing Vic at his Verizon nest, I’ve spotted him almost everytime I’ve checked the past 2 days. And he’s had a fish most times. Vera must be well fed cause she was only squawking once and let him eat in silence the rest of the time.
So I’m happily concluding the fish are moving in to the bays and Are more available! Good for all our birds!
4-12-18 Rachel is Home at Hog Island Steve is already there and has been waiting on her. There has been a new female at the nest for 2 days but it was not Rachel. Glad to see Rachel is back to claim her nest and her man lol.
Thank you for the video Arlene.
Poppy Mod • 6 hours ago
Happy Thursday, osprey friends!
She is baaaack! This time, the real Rachel returned to Hog Island’s osprey nest. Touchdown about 10:20 am EDT. This is Homebird’s clip
Video from Arlene Beech
Rachel is a magnificent looking osprey
Margaret R Rachel is a beauty and good experienced mother Osprey
But Gracie has her beauty too that just warms your heart. Just glad so far most Osprey pairs are back and no one missing.
Thanks for posting and take care.
Thanks RJ ! I just love watching the Rachel & Steve camera.
Trinity you are welcome they are close to my heart 2 Nd to George & Gracie.
Beautiful necklace…thanks for all the others as well..
A happy ending for the homeless pair in Flanders/Northampton!! PSEG came thru with a state of the art new platform for the birds to rebuild their nest…….hopefully they do it in double time!
Sorry- should have said Riverside. There are 3 areas that kind of intermingle and it’s a guessing game for me as to which is which.
Carol – Wonderful news! PSEG has always been cooperative and I am not surprised. Am going to go by and see it.
Driving from East Meadow to Patchogue this afternoon ( Ocean & Rob Moses Parkways, Sunrise Hwy ), I spotted 6 osprey along the way ! It was a good day 😀
I have been reading all the comments about what is happening on the island with the ospreys. The picture from the Patch is much better than Newsday’s picture. The picture you posted shows where the old nest was. Thanks to all who have been sharing about the news from Suffolk County. I only read Newsday. I am glad they have been covering the story. The weather here is supposed to be nice for Fri. and Sat. I might have to take a drive to the south shore to look for ospreys. So glad that the ospreys are coming back after the terrible March we have had on Long Island.
Great job!! Thank you PSEG!
Saw this on the News..so happy they kept their promise..
HAPPY ENDING…PSE&G Have erected a new platform for homeless Ospreys…PSEG responded immediately. On Wednesday, PSEG Long Island media representative Elizabeth Flagler said, “We will be replacing the existing pole with a taller pole that has a state-of-the-art fiberglass platform on top so the birds can safely build their nest in close proximity to the original nesting area and away from the power lines.”
Osprey Zone Followers did anyone watch the video I posted of our Osprey Family from Betsy in 2016 were George & Gracie try feeding each other instead of the babies? The video is listed below dated dated April 8 posting from me. This video is hilarious and so cute not one comment surprised. Betsy caught this magical moment and I am thankful.
One more update this is from Hog Island chat were they posted a pic and Osprey sighting.
I guess somebody skipped out of shop class………….
Right CarolV I am sure it is liveable for the Ospreys but
Probably young Ospreys that built it. Hopefully they keep building that nest up.
Love your sense of humor.
I hope Helen and CarolV had a wonderful Birthday.
This is for the Cat Lovers –
Ranay, That is too cute! Want to put it on Facebook. Thanks. Helen
Helen just glad you liked it. Have a good night. Take care
I’ve seen this and think that kitten is SO cute! Playtime and food time all in one!
4-10-18 UPDATE Osprey News around-
UF Baby hatches thanks to Trudi Kron for video
Steve returns to Hog Island still awaiting Rachel’s return
Boulder, do you remember when our Osprey family brought in a glove well this video shows he brings in 2 blue gloves at the sametime. Thanks to Polo7422
OSMP Osprey Cam Male brings in blue work gloves 5:28pm 4-8-2018
sorry forgot the link here it is
Every good builder needs his gloves! Wonder if the wifie let them stay!!
This is not a nest I watch but in a near by neighborhood. It was removed without replacing with a platform nearby. Obviously, no one checked with anyone about the habits of these birds, because within a short time, the birds were rebuilding. PSEG (electric co.) does not have a great track record with community relations already.
The human neighbors are up in arms, threatening a demonstration next weekend if something isn’t done immediately, since this is active season and may already be eggs growing in the female. PSEG has stepped up in the past when help was needed. HOPEFULLY, they will respond quickly and positively in this situation.
Just saw this article – wasn’t it PSEG that helped a few years ago with the chick that had its leg tangled? They were so great!
PSEG has been involved in numerous Osprey related cases, from loaning a truck to help the G & G babies in 2015 to relocating nests that were in a not so desirable location. I’m thankful the company cares enough to help local wildlife.
While they have helped by loaning trucks in the past, someone wasn’t up to speed in resolving this issue. Hopefully they will work this out to the benefit of the wildlife.
There are some issues that were not to the benefit of the communities they serve but not going in to all that. Just hoping for the osprey’ sake something is done quickly.
Last Spring PSEG moves a nest and I believe put in a new pole for it.
I believe it was in the Roslyn area. Newsday ran a story about it.
I hope something can be done. What a disgrace.
Just saw a quick scroll on ch.12 news that PSEG will be relocating the nest but no story about it or details………..will keep an eye out.
Found an article which says they will be erecting a new pole after researching its placement. Hope they hurry!
Just read in Newsday PSEG are giving the birds a platform!
This is so strange. PSE&G was instrumental in getting a new platform erected for a nest that was being built on power lines here in Port Washington on Shore Road last year. They were VERY responsive when I sent an inquiry about the nests and relocating them. It has to be because it was contracted out. These contractors had NO IDEA what they were doing. I’m surprised PSE&G isn’t getting out in front of this and erecting a platform right now!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROLV !
Happy Birthday Helen 🙂
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Helen……….both of us 49 again…………
Glad you saw your Happy Birthday and nice to know you remain 49 lol
Get your George & Gracie laugh for the day right here by watching this video.
Here is a video Betsy made for us in 2016 where George and Gracie both have fish and instead of feeding the babies they first try feeding each other hilarious, thanks again Betsy for video. .
After waiting so long and worrying where the birds are, suddenly, I’m seeing osprey everywhere! Did they all travel up on the same charter flight?
Everyone has reported in that their local nests are filling and reports of 2 birds at OZ are making for an exciting season! Now the nailbiting till the camera comes on!!!!! Patience is not my strong point………..Everyone, HAGD
In the meantime–our lovebirds from last year–4/29/17
Greetings from 2016
And waving “HI” from 2015—(taken from video above)
Just thought I’d try a post, since it’s been months since last one ;)….have seen a couple mentions about ‘an osprey seen’ in the area, and just wanted to touch base with others here, as we await the return of G & G :).
2 Ospreys seen at The George & Graci’s Nest today.
THANK YOU to Holly and Helen who reported the sighting.
Now we just have to be patient and wait for camera to be turned on.
Thank u Rjoneal, Helen and HollyW for the wonderful news!
Osprey Family Home back at Long Island (almost positive from ground observers)
That is SO great to hear!! Praying it is them!
I’m so excited that they’re back. Cant wait for the camera to be turned back on so I can see them with my own eyes.
Thanks to everyone for the updates.
Went down to Ospreyzone nest..2 birds are in the nest as of 5pm today!
Thank you n Helen for being our eyes…such Great news….
WOW IF that is Gracie, it is so heartwarming…they fly through so much peril…I am thrilled and happy that she made it home. Talons crossed…
Helen let me know she spotted bird 🦅 on next and she thinks from size it’s Gracie!
That was about 10
Am at work so had to keep it short. Although George hasn’t been spotted doesn’t mean he is not here. I’m at work all day and rarely see the male,Vic, at Verizon nest right here. Fish 🐟 runs are late getting started so they could be spending more time on the hunt. We can only wait and see
Helen emailed me and let me know Gracie has been seen yay!
It’s not uncommon for the female to arrive first so things are still on track, no need for anyone to be worried.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful news with us!
4-6-18 Today Iris arrives at nest in Hellgate..
And Blue 3J arrives at DyfiOspreyProject
Thanks for the great video/pics of these other ospreys! They’re beautiful.
Love the “whiskers” that run thru the chin feathers! Such beautiful markings on both……….guess M and F both are amply marked on chest feathers……….gorgeous birds!
4-6-18 Hey everyone CarolV changed her Gravatar pic did you notice? I did, this is Starjones and around 15 yrs old.
For those who notice: Changed my Gravatar from handsome Howie to Sweet Starjones.
Birds’ eye view…………..
OK…..I’ve been doing better but this was not what I wanted to post………………..oh, wait….youmay have to arrow back in upper left corner…..was trying for the earthquake…………
Or scroll down videos on right for earthquake on Santa Cruz
And now I see Rjoneal posted and got it right…………………..sigh…………..Look before you post
Hi. I live on Long Island. I drove to Bayville on the north shore this am. I saw one osprey on the beach nest. The osprey has been putting sticks on the nest. Looking forward to season four as all of our other followers are.
4-6-18 nfc thank you for posting your osprey sighting and glad you are with us again for another Season. Please keep checking in and take care.
It’s so cool to have them so visible. We have seen quite a comeback in recent years here. Hub mentioned (as an afterthought once he realized I was on this site) that he’d seen said osprey this afternoon sitting atop one of the caution cones they have nailed to the tops of electrical poles (to keep the O’s off) adjacent to the pole I believe they erected after that nest got plowed into one night a few seasons ago. Unfortunately, I think they need cones around that poor nest. It wasn’t a pretty outcome for the young back then, I think one may have survived briefly – tough place for a nest there, but poor O’s don’t realize people may come screaming down the road and ruin everything they’ve come WAY back here to accomplish. I’ll jump down from the box now…
Caught one of my Port Washington Osprey’s yesterday on take off. SO happy they are back!
Good capture! TY
4-6-18 Dawn thank you for posting a pic and your Osprey sighting in your area. What a beautiful Osprey, keep checking in please.
Wow! Perfect shot!
There is at least one osprey back on the Flanders road nest
Terry- I’ve seen both on the nest……..spotted them a few times
4-6-18 Terry R thank you for posting your Osprey sighting and I am happy your neighborhood osprey is home. Keep checking in please.
4-5-18 This EJ look how different this Osprey looks… I love to see the difference in Osprey in my state Florida and all around the world. Just amazing years ago I thought most Ospreys for the most part look a like but not true at all.
EJ is the female Osprey RSPB or Loch Garten
2018 Season. Abernethy is internationally famous for the breeding ospreys at Loch Garten.
Ospreys became extinct in Scotland in 1916.
Now this is Mrs G at Glaslyn Wildlife or known as BGGW
Rjoneal- I was surprised, too, at how diff their markings are! Gracie, tho, seems to be a rarity with her sparse chest markings! Just to make our job more challenging………….
At the Eagle Nest Today …..
Explore Live Nature Cams
Published on Apr 5, 2018
There was a 5.3 earthquake off the coast of Santa Cruz Island in California this afternoon. A40, the dad at our Sauces Bald Eagle nest, was watching his eaglets when the earthquake hit. You can see he and the eaglets are quite flustered. Don’t worry, he returns moments later to make sure his babies were still ok.
Stopped the nest at 4pm, 4/5. No birds in site on or around nest. Patience.
TY for the check-in
4-6-18 Tim Tiernan I want to thank you for posting an update and even though the camera is not on yet Welcome to Season 4 2018
Don’t Forget Please to click on all pictures so they will open up to original size followers.
Do you have an update on the video cam for George and Gracie? Sad not too see how they are doing!
4-6-18 Anja We all have to be patient, Tommy goes out of town during the winter and if he returns around the same time as last year the camera was turned on April 21. I know it is hard and everyone is getting excited wanting to see George & Gracie. We do have people who live by the nest and they are keeping us posted on sightings from the ground.
Please keep checking in, take care and glad you are with us aging this year.
Osprey and Great Blue Heron
Nice close Up…
June C thanks 🙂
Golden Gate Ospreys have 2 eggs now
Hellgate male Louis arrives today
This is a new Osprey Cam for me, I never saw this one before today, just wonderful so many Osprey live cams to educate.
Live near Robert Moses Causway and saw two ospreys on Sat and Sun – one on nest on an overhead sign just after crossing bridge heading south. The other was down near field 5 on south side of roadway. So probably the males are back, waiting for mates to return.
Helen F thanks for posting your sightings for all, please keep checking in.
I posted this in March but since a lot of followers just checking asking about the camera, please read below.
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.
a neighbor in the community near the nest reported today that a male was spotted in the neighborhood eating a fist atop a utility pole. Now this may or may not be a member of the Ospreyzone family. There are other Osprey in the community, especially near the lake, but it’s something.
4-6-18 Redkayak thank you so much for letting all of us know there is an osprey in area of our George & Gracie Nest. Of course I know we don’t know if it is our Osprey family but I am hopping it was George lol 🙂
Please keep us posted if you get any updates.
4-3-18 Betsy have not heard from you lately I am sure you got a picture for us right. I liked your pics of the birds in the snow, pretty.
The Verizon nest……. Can everyone spot the osprey? I THINK it’s Vera, disgusted with sitting in a wet nest. After the snow yesterday, we had a cold, driving rain this afternoon. Leaving work, I couldn’t see anyone on the nest or the pole. I heard an osprey “chirp” and looked around to see this in the trees on the opposite side of the Verizon building.
Brought it in a little.
Had seen Vic and Vera both on the nest earlier. Hard to tell from the distance, but I think some egg-making was going on. That was before the rain dampened everyone’s spirits.
BTW– I’ve not seen these osprey in the trees before.
I see the osprey you cant hide from me lol
Port Washington Osprey couple spotted on Monday afternoon after the snow on West Shore Road! I’ll post some pictures soon. Can’t wait for Tommy to return and power us up. It won’t be long now!
Dawn awesome thanks for the update.
The Osprey have been returning for weeks now- any idea when this cam will be turned on? Can’t it be turned remotely or do the owners need to be there?
I’m sorry but we do not know when the owners will be back or when the cam will be turned on.
I’ll keep u all updated.
Rodee.so good to hear from you…..glad youliked the cat video………..I watch it everytime I pass it! It was well done…..hope all is going well with you. It’s been a tough winter on LI.
It good to see posters popping back in. spring will come and the camera will roll and we’ll all be back to osprey love and family in East Marion!
In the meantime, hiho hi ho off to work I go .HAGD everyone!
Some Education on birds ….
This April, there is excitement as bird researchers put their heads together in a live chat broadcast on Explore.org. This Tuesday, April 3rd,11 am PST (9 pm EAT), resident bird researchers and a team from Cornel Lab of Ornithology are joining forces to celebrate the “Year of the Bird”.
A panel of five researchers drawn from various institutions will discuss their love for birds, research and hopefully answer many viewers’ questions. David Bonter of Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University will be present to lead the conversation. To spark your interest, check out videos about the weaver birds and other avian research .
Another Osprey Female home at Dunrovin Nest thanks to Lawlin72 for making the video.
Here is my Osprey family in Florida thank goodness no snow here.
4/2/18- A quick snowstorm leaves 2-3″ on the ground ……now about 1pm and the sun is shining and temps rising in to 40s.
My view from work, about 7:30am–note the decal!–showed the Verizon nest thru the swirling snow…I think I heard her muttering about South America!
About 11 am, Mr. Vic showed up on his pole, eating his fish. The Mrs. must have eaten already because she wasn’t yapping at him.
CarolV wonderful pics poor babies Ospreys do not like snow. Thanks for sharing as always
I am so happy to report that the North Shore of Long Island Ospreys were all in their nests this morning! It was like an Easter miracle.
A pair in Mill Neck and three pairs in Oyster Bay. Then there were two circling over my house way up high. Maybe they were headed to “our” nest. They were just “making lazy circles in the sky” and screeching away. Today was Osprey heaven for me, I’ve been so worried with all the storms.
I hope every had a wonderful Easter.
Hooray! I’ve been wondering about the Mill Neck O’s – live immediately n/w of them and believe there’s a nest just north as the water ends – haven’t seen or heard them yet – granted, a busy day Easter/mom b-day combo, but really? YES! I’ll be out there with bells on looking for them – we’re a few blocks in from the water, but they tend to circle above here – a high point? Or just looking to steal more sticks I haven’t tossed yet…I’ve seen them take two…why here is anybody’s guess – plenty to be had closer to home!
Kathleen B hi thanks for posting keep checking in please.
Thanks for your quick, kind welcome. I’ve lurked from the beginning and written only a few posts – not to you – with no reply (or I missed it/them). I’ll be more active given your kind words and thank you now for all of your beautiful photos and posts. It may snow again Saturday, so who knows, I may even visit! LOL! Kidding of course! I have a friend in Phoenix who’s’ already been warned of my quest for sunshine! Best wishes for a great season! BTW, there’s another O nest on a tower by the LIE and Glen Cove Road here in Nassau County – I’ve seen two there in recent days. Tough to view daily without getting killed. It’s the only traffic light I pray will turn RED! An odd place for a nest I’ve always thought – water isn’t terribly close…
4-4-18 Kathleen B, well thank you for your kind words. It is always nice to know even if you are not someone who post a lot that followers are enjoying all the pictures and info we are trying to give as we await for George & Gracie to come home and the camera to come back on.
Florida sunshine awaits your arrival today 85 degrees lol.
Here is a pic I just took today as the sun was going down. We had a real light afternoon sprinkle, only lasted about 5 min which happens a lot where I live being so close to the Atlantic Ocean it gets blown out to sea. Really not kidding in the summertime often it will be raining in the front yard of my house and the back yard no rain at all. Crazy I know but it is true. Anyways due to this we get a lot of rainbows and most the time I only can see a part of it but here is a pic from Sunny Florida today.
Once I was gardening and heard a loud crack above my head as the male Osprey broke off a huge branch to bring to the nest. When he came in for a landing, the female swiftly tossed it overboard – as if too say, “leave the decorating to me!”
The nest I was referring to was the one by the Beaver Dam causeway. This was the same nest that sadly had its fledglings stolen/eaten by the bald eagles that nest off of Mill Hill Road. I hope they are safe this year!
Good Grief! I’m aware of the bald eagle come back – Newsday article last year mentioned about 6 or so known, but wouldn’t disclose nests other than Great Neck School’s as it was already public. My older stepdaughter just went to see another nest out in Centerport west of the restaurants…they have a Facebook page so I’m told! I didn’t know the eagles were on Mill Hill or that they’d gotten the fledglings! I have similar photos of the causeway nest and wondered about the young last year. So sorry to hear they didn’t make it! I just rode down to the water, but no O’s in site – just gulls, etc…
4-4-18 Gina M I think I remember you posting about this fledglings last year and how upset you were about it. I do hope better luck for the Osprey family this Season. Osprey Hugs
Gina M Hi, nice to see you posting and checking in again. Season 4 here we come as soon as camera gets turned on we will be rocking. For now keep posting Osprey sightings.
Missed you take care
Hey Rjoneal, thanks.
I have a couple of pictures for you. I have been so worried with all our storms. Now I just need to see our beloved two safe and sound and then I will breathe easier.
Gina M awesome thank you so much I just love your pics.
If you have time on previous pages I posted some pics of my Ospreys,eagles w all my back yard birds.
Thank you so much for sharing your osprey pics I know how neat it is to be so near to one in person.
I know this is the time every year we hold our breath until we see our George & Gracie back home again. With all the tragedies amongst Ospreys it is hard not to get anxious and pray they make it home safe again. I know I have been sitting on the edge of my seat every day hoping today is the day. Until it is the day I am just going to try and keep saying soon.
We beat the odds with 2 Ospreys surving the fish kill and the rescue (Ronnie & Sandy) we also got so lucky when Rocky survived against the odds. Then Solar & Eclipse along with George and Gracie got tangled in so many objects last Season but somehow they managed to free themselves. I am just positive that The George & Gracie’s story is just starting and we will have many years to watch them raise strong healthy Ospreys.
Thanks again Gina M
although useful reminder
HAPPY EASTER TO ALL….🐣
Happy Easter Everybirdy
Have a great day everyone!
Shelli -Can you call me. Thanks. Helen
Helen, Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Of course I don’t want to bother you on Easter – but please call at your convenience. Hope it is a blessed day thus far.
Peaceful day to everyone…………
Happy Easter to you as well Shelli. 🙂
Shelli love the Easter the card
Thanks…I can’t take credit for it but it sure was awesome!
That picture is the sweetest!!!
I thought so too! Was so precious and unique 💕