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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
George just stood around for about 20 mins………..
He flew out briefly, coming back with a big wad of seaweed, which he tried packing around the eggs……………… then he left…….
Lady Jane returned……..
George is forever schlepping items into the nest for that finishing touch !
I likely pic two
Intruder alert! Jane spots someone and goes upward after it………
Shadow of wings show someone right above her………
Jane slips out for a break….( maybe to hunt down pest???)
The Big G comes in……..
Jane comes in and moves the problem stick again. Does some moving around the nest cup, too.
OY! I’m schvitzing! Could someone bring me sunglasses and a mist fan!
Too bad their nest can’t be customized with a nice umbrella and other accessories !
Trinity: Hee hee!! CarolV and I were “designing” the perfect nest back in 2016!! We had everything!! — a windbreak (preferably rotating, depending on the direction of the wind – but not blocking the camera view!), we need an umbrella for protection from the rain and the sun (set up above the camera so it is not blocking the camera view), maybe a fan for when it’s hot and there is no wind, a remote-operated robotic arm to remove any dangerous materials from the nest, and a Pesky Intruder-B-Gone visual bird deterrent!! … And it all has to automatically collapse to allow large winged birds to land….and reset
Remember CarolV? 😀 ;D 😀
Hahahaaa….I can just picture u Betsy! Sitting at your command center with several joysticks, remotes, bells, buttons and whistles – straightening the nest, raising & lowering the umbrella, misting them when it’s hot, adjusting the fan angle & speed, rolling the eggs, picking off the bugs, launching the invisible force field/shield….I could go on n on – what a sight that would be! Too funny 😂
Admin Shelli: 😝 🤣 That would be a sight!! 🤣 🤣 I’m up to the task!! 🤪 😝
Lol….I think we’d all LOVE to see that – hahahahaaa!!
I do remember, Betsy! I thought of it when Trinity mentioned the umbrella!
CarolV: Great!! We can share working the controls!! 😀 😀
I’m schvitzing! Love it CarolV. If only we could. They,would be spoiled osprey!
The crib area is shrinking , that section to the left needs to be redone 😀
Kind of an interesting view of that wing………
Admin Shelli or Admin Nita: Would you look at the video in the time frame between starting at about 11:34 hrs, after Jane jumped up to the perch, and until about 11:52 hrs, when George came back to sit on the eggs … the back egg looks as if there are a lot of bugs attracted to one spot on that egg. Can’t tell if they’re going in and then coming out of that one spot.
Hi Betsy…unfortunately I’m not sure what’s going on. Two possibilities come to mind:
1) extreme numbers of knats and flies have been noted this season on many nests, and if there’s a pip, they might be attracted to the co2 given off by the now breathing chick.
2) the egg has been damaged, cracked, rotting and this will also attract them.
I wish we could zoom in to see better, but since we can’t we can only guess.
After reviewing the video and photos I don’t think the spot is a pip as it’s on the wrong end of the egg.
So, it may be damaged, cracked and is attracting the insects ☹️
But again, I am no expert and this is merely a guess.
Admin Shelli: I think it may be damaged. When George was cleaning his beak this morning on the “log” it rolled down and smacked into one of the eggs … looked like it hit it kind of hard, hard enough to send the egg knocking into another egg. Not sure if the egg with the bugs is the one that was hit by the log. I thought at the time that there was a strong possibility that it did damage, but I was hoping that this close to hatch time, if it did get cracked, it wouldn’t matter, that it would just help the chick along …
Well there is a sequence of events that have to take place before the chick is ready to breathe on its own – a premature crack can be lethal to even a well formed chick.
Admin Shelli: That is truly sad.
Yes, it truly is 😔
Is anyone else noticing lots of flies on one of the eggs around 11:45? I’ve been using my phone to try to see it closer and it appears to be a pip, and the flies seem to be going in and out. Please someone tell me I’m imagining things!
Leesa Downs: Yes, Leesa, I am seeing it, too. I don’t know what to make of it. I posted a comment to Admin Shelli and/or Admin Nita.
leesa….ewww,yes,the egg closest to the bay. Flies are going all around it, mostly by one spot. Hope that’s a good sign.
Leesa.. I looked on my phone and did see activity but couldn’t see that they were entering egg. Did best I could to enlarge and point to where I saw activity…. see if my arrow shows up this time…..
This was on computer and things get blurry when enlarged too much
Carol, yes, this is the spot where I felt like I was seeing flies going in and out of a pip. Or a hole, something. Just hope it’s the chick making its way out!!!
Jane went up to perch and the eggies are alone. It’s already 80 degs. in that hot nest. I thought I heard George nearby.
Supposed to hit 84-85 by mid-afternoon….
And the Winner is………………………….George, with his tippy-talons…………
The new day dawns, with skies of blue, as OZ fans await new clues,
of hatching eggs, new chicks to spy, and new beginnings that will make some cry!
Our George is steadfast on his quest, and ready to feed all in his nest.
Jane seems ready to start her task of feeding young ones “it will be a blast!”
With fingers crossed, and prayers sent up high, we all await as the time draws nigh.
“Will all eggs hatch, one, two and three?” “Is there enough time for them all to be
grown and flying on their own, when time draws near to head to their winter home?”
We cannot answer any of these- questions we have of eggs one, two and three.
Just wait, and watch, and say a prayer for Jane and George and their chicks to fair,
that they will all surpass the odds, and make it to their winter lodge.
Just one more thing before I go, one thought I think we all should know,
Aunt Gracie will always be near, flying by though not to snear
but just to say that “I’m still here!” “I miss you, George, my forever dear!”
Beautiful, thank u Leesa ♥️
Nice poem; nice sentiment……………. But Jane wouldn’t share with George…. hope she likes the kids better!
Beautiful as always, Leesa!
Leesa— beautiful poem. Thanks.
Leesa Downs: I kept bypassing your poem, Leesa, because I know how beautiful but bittersweet your poems always are and I wanted it to be later in the day before I read it so that I wouldn’t be trying to watch OZ and read comments through tear-swollen eyes. Yup, beautiful and bittersweet! I’m glad I waited!
Betsy, I’ll do a light hearted-fun one next! Maybe when the chicks are doing funny things!!
Can I just have one little bite?
I laughed at that, too.. Jane needs to learn sharing!
Jane in the sunrise… left this out before…..
She looks like she had a hard night.
My hair kinda looks like that in the morning”””””””””””’
This is definitely an “awww” shot!
@9:18- WOW!!!!! Another one! Does George know something we don’t? Is he ready for more mouths to feed? Jane is happy!
9:52… Jane came back and still had fish.
George was hinting but Jane scarfed it all………….. cleaned her beak on that handy log and headed to perch.
George checks for leftovers and then. away -we-go!
Jane jumps down, giving us a facefull of feathers; then decides to go….
And George comes back to the eggies….
Sorry…. don’t know why but sometimes the pics don’t stay in order………
Shortly after that, George (and Jane from perch) are yelling at someone circling the nest,,,, George flies out
Jane drops in to eggies…….
Thx CarolV,for all the great pics!
The blue screen was visible just before this. Note the magical 59th minute…
George was on the nest. Jane coming in. No way to tell if G or J spent night on nest
@5:42, George shows up with a nice big fish for breakfish.
“Thank you! Later, Babe!”
Just about the same time as Jane going, there was a fly-by (under G’s chin) but he didn’t get overly excited.
Jane was back by 6:01
Checking the jewels
When are the eggs supposed to start hatching? Anybody got an idea?
This weekend we will be on pip watch.
“Doesn’t look like fish … I wonder if it’s tasty??”
Would you think about your neighbors like that???????? Just a friendly chat!
CarolV: If you say so!!
Taste like chicken
Screen down 21:34…
9;30pm Hi folks! Please let us know about the video always blue screen at this time , screen stop lots through the day, thanks!
Jane goes up to perch
George drops in nest
There’s a lollipop growing behind him!
Nice that we had some view of the moon thru the clouds and haze. It made an interesting effect!
Just keeps getting better! Hello, Strawberry Moon!
And went to blue screen just after this…………..
Carol– Great shots with the moon behind the nest.
CarolV: I was wondering where you were all day!! 😀
It’s called work……one of the dirtiest 4 letter words! Worked a later shift.
CarolV: Yes, work ruins the whole day!! 😀
And I left my phone home so I couldn’t even see or comment! Miserabe day!
Beautiful moon! Thx CarolV!
Jane came in, checking all around and very much on alert…………
but not to preoccupied to keep her from hooking in and firmly wiggling herself in as a tight lid on those eggies……..
All storms predicted for this evening broke up except for some passing showers. About 72 now; dropping to 66 by dawn. Clouds due to clear after 2 a.m.
Right now, it looks like 3-4 days of sunshine. Temps on this end of the Island low to mid 80s.
George to perch……… Jane is chatting at him……….
I hate to “butt” in,; could you move??
Funny CarolV! Down in front!
George brought Jane a very skimpy-looking piece of fish …
which Jane grabbed and then flew off with …
When George landed, his foot landed on the end of the “telephone pole” …
then, when Jane stepped on it to grab the fish, the “pole” lifted and pivoted …
coming down over the eggs. Good thing they’re in a protective cup ( 😉 ) … er, egg cup …
Then, after cleaning …
George has better grooming habits than most men I’ve known 😀
Trinity: Sounds like your luck in the men’s department wasn’t so good!! 😀 Until, of course, you met your hubby!!
Oh I’m a single lady Betsy !
Trinity: Mea culpa!! I thought you had once mentioned something about a husband!!
“All the single ladies, all the single ladies, put your hands up……..”
Carol ; that’s my life motto 😀, Gracie can surely relate !
and cleaning off his beak …
and then checking in the mirror … and seeing he still had fish scales on his beak …
George cleaned his beak some more …
checked again, wasn’t satisfied …
then cleaned …
and cleaned some more …
finally satisfied …
or, not …
he tackled moving the log, picking it up …
and almost dropping it on the eggs!! …
he eventually place it far away from any more potential harm …
he made his way to the eggs …
oops, a little wobble …
and sat. The End.
That was some fishtale Betsy!
Admin Shelli: I should have bitten my tongue about bothering Aidan!! 😝
Admin Shelli: Would you ask Aidan if he knows why this is happening: Since the 23rd, the feed goes down (with the buffering circle) for EXACTLY 1 hour (and a few seconds) and then comes back up. It always happens on minute 59 +35 to 37 seconds, but the hour varies: twice on 6/23 > at 14:59:37 hrs and again at 18:59:37 hrs; on the 24th, 25th, and 26th it happened but I’m uncertain of the times — I think around 16:59+ to 18:59+; yesterday at 17:59:35 hrs; and then today at 15:59:35 hrs!!
Prior to the 23rd the feed would go down sometime after 21:00 hrs, not for an hour but, if I remember correctly, for the night until you notified Aidan.
Picture below is when the feed came back up.
Did this happen today or is that why u should’ve bitten your tongue?
Admin Shelli: I should have bitten my tongue when I wrote that we hadn’t needed to bother Aidan in a while!! 😀 😀 I jinxed things!! 😀 😀 And, yes, following the pattern, the video stream went down, today at 15:59:35 hrs, for exactly 1 hour!! That’s the earliest it’s been, though.
Lol I get it…I thought maybe that’s what u meant.
We are automatically resetting our streaming software every hour to keep it from crashing every night
Betsy, We are automatically resetting our streaming software every hour to keep it from crashing every night.
Admin Shelli: Okay!! That’s good to know why it happens!! I don’t mean to sound ungrateful or be a pita, but could it be done later (very later)??
Will this help: 😘 😘 😘
😀 😀 😀
Unfortunately no, because the equipment is in the office and has to be done during working hours.
Admin ShellI: Sigh … okay.
What…is the cam down? What did I miss lol
My Easter decor. No pips on my eggs. I think osprey eggs are beautiful!
Isabella: That’s so pretty!! I love the decorations!!
Thx Betsy! Did the nest and eggs myself.
Isabella: Wow!! I’m impressed!! I just love it!! You have to have a good eye, talent and patience to get the end result. The arts and crafts and design gene skipped me!! I’d just put the eggs in a basket and call it a day!! 🙂
Beautiful job on both, Isabella, and a huge compliment on the eggs – they’re so realistic looking!!
Isabella: I don’t know why I’m thinking of this now … A long time ago I used to do cat rescue and ended up with a lot of cats of my own. I had rescued a mama cat and her 2 kittens from Cedar Creek Park, back by the waste water treatment facility. I named the mama Gabriella and the kittens Isabella and Nicholas. My mother’s neighbor across the street has a sister named Gabriella … when I met her years ago, I told her about my Gabriella, Isabella, and Nicholas. At the time she didn’t have children but said when she did have them she was going to name them Isabella and Nicholas … and she did!! 😀
Love when things like that happen.
Thanks, Rjoneal………… your input is missed.
Rjoneal— Thanks for this info. I will watch Dr. Sasse’s video in replay. I will look for your comments as I watch. I have checked out your you tube videos. They are great. Miss seeing you here. Good to hear from you once in awhile.
Attention All Osprey Zone Followers – My good friend Dr,Christian Sasse is doing a Live Interview with Rob Berregaard tomorrow on his YOU TUBE channel and Rob B. wanted to make sure you all are invited. Please join in and ask questions. My Youtube name is Osprey Momma for those who join in on Friday at 8:00 Pm.
PS I miss everyone thank you to Shelli, June C, Helen, and Betsy for sending me pics of George and giving updates.
Rjoneal: Thanks for posting the link!! I missed Dr. B’s talk on June 11th (I found that link, so I can watch another time — if anyone else is interested it’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLO4REVL8nw). I’ll have to make an extra effort to catch it!!
Thank you for heads up Friday night …and videos…
Yikes, I hope George is okay. Jane picked up the “telephone pole” to try to move it and it came down on George. He needs those wings to fly!!
He seems to be okay.
Maybe Jane wants to play pick up sticks,or jenja
Pic 2 ; “ woman you must be tripping !?! “
George blew in with plastic. Plastic blew away. Jane blew out. George almost blew over. George sat … on eggs!! 😀 😀
Lol Betsy I just love your commentaries. They make me smile and LOL
Admin Shelli or Admin Nita: Would you look and tell us what you think, please? The triangularly-looking thing.
Here’s the corresponding video.
Again, it’s just so hard to tell. It’s an odd place on the egg for a pip.
Pips are usually more toward the large or blunt end of the egg.
Admin Shelli: I was trying to find pictures online earlier so I could tell better what it looks like and these 2 aren’t on the end. I guess I’m just really antsy!! 😀
Lol I totally understand….I think I see pips all the time!
Hahahaaa especially on osprey eggs 😝
A pip isn’t “on the end” of an egg but rather “towards the end” but still on the side lol
Are u confused yet lol
Admin Shelli: Yes, thank you very much!! 😀
Admin Shelli: We need Aidan to climb way up there and examine the eggs for us!! 🤣
Hahahaaa….I’ll pass that along lol
Admin Shelli: Well, we haven’t needed to bother him in a while!! 😘 mwah to Aidan!!
I know right! Talons crossed 🤞
Yep! Not all osprey follow the pip rules! Dang it 😝 lol
Here’s a close up of a pip
Admin Shelli: WOW!! Awesome, awesome picture!!!!
Pip pip hooray!? I’m going with the 30th. My grandpa George’s bd
It should be soon……
wish i could get a 62 foot later and move the 3 logs to the left ….
June c: No complaints from me!! You can go — I’m terrified of heights!! Two feet off the ground is enough for me!! 😀
I think I’ll go with the 29th!!
Oh my! That’s tomorrow! I hope you’re right Betsy…I would love to see a precious little one tomorrow ♥️
Hold on to your feathers Jane and George. Babies are coming!
Get ready to shade them,cause it’s going to be HOT,HOT,HOT!!!
A good view of George and a good view of the eggs …
George must have gone for a leisurely spin around the block because he was back in 3 minutes …
Poor George. You can see the drops splatter off of his feathers as he gets pelted by the rain!!
With the grossly humid conditions, I wonder if they enjoy the coolness of the rain.
Trinity: I wonder!!
Then I found this: “Raptors seem as unhappy as cats in rain.” https://baynature.org/2014/12/11/ask-naturalist-birds-rains/
😀 😀 😀
This is another pic I took earlier when Jane got up from the eggs. Probably also, wishful thinking.
Seagull flying by as Jane sits …
And, one for George …
Hi, I posted a couple pictures about 15 minutes ago, but I do not see them. Can someone tell me if you can post 2 pics at once? Maybe I did something wrong. Thanks in Advance.
Never Mind, LOL. I see them now.
George takes off — look at the water drops shaken out of his feathers!!
Jane flies in to take over egg sitting
Just a couple things I just noticed. Probably just wishful thinking!! Lol
Karen: I think that’s the same egg I was wondering about yesterday! I went back to that spot on the video (9:41 am); hard to tell.
I wish I might, I wish I may,
Have this wish I wish today
😀 Had to change it up a little to make it fit!! 😀 😀
I wish I may, I wish I might
make that egg hatch overnight!
Lol I still think I saw one on the other egg I posted. But these darn Osprey eggs are hard to tell.
🎜Raindrops are falling on my head🎝
@7:30…The rain and some thunder just started here, in Hampton Bays. We are southwest of East Marion, so I guess OZ will get it soon.
6:32…..Jane gets her breakfish
Jane came back @ 7:05, showing off her polka dots as she headed for eggies……..
Earlier, just before breakfast arrived, it looks like there was an intruder alert. Jane went up after it and flew outside the nest, but stayed close.
CarolV: re intruder: Jane nearly fell out of the nest when she shooed away intruder!! 😀
CarolV: re polka dots: Jane does have very pretty markings!!
Looks like video was off for a while. from about 3:36 to 4:59, but it came back on.
THINK it was Jane, who looked like she flew out just before the video turned blue and it was George who was there when it came on.
Jane flew in @5:06.
Jane in blue
The video stream disintegrated a few times this evening, affecting only Jane’s head — I thought it made an interesting picture!!
The rain that was predicted is still to the west of us, towards Manhattan and Nassau cty. They still show a 40-60% chance of t-storms throughout the morning and early afternoon. It’s just humid and gloomy for now. 72 already, staying around there all day.
At least Jane has a nice breeze to ruffle her feathers.
Maybe George explained her new responsibilities when those eggies hatch,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, MIND BLOWN!!!!
Sorry, Betsy, think I piggybacked my weather post on you.. thanks for the ride!
CarolV: 👍 😉 😀
Supposed to be a big night for skywatching and we have clouds. Moon is supposed to be an unusual color with Uranus passing fairly close……………..
71 degs. now, only dropping to about 68. Rain coming in after midnight, increasing thru the morning… possibility of t-storms.starting near sunrise.
Low 70s tomorrow, with another front coming thru late in the day, ushering in a warm weekend. Calling for a heat wave for NYC, but we should be cooler out here.
The 9th circle of h-e- dbl. hockey sticks………. once again at the 59th minute of an hour…… Just about to turn over for the next hour-7:00….see if it fixes itself.
And there we are– almost an exact hour!
Jane’s turn to block the view!!
They love standing on that cliff they built!
@14:43- George brings a fish and Jane magically disappears behind the black curtain………….
Jane comes back and George doesn’t think he’s had enough eggie time………
After 10 minutes of Jane looming above him, George gets up but just stands to front of nest
Jane settles in and moves a stick out of the way…..
George just waits around for more than 25 mins. He does some alarm calling and Jane looked like she moved to the perch
A few minutes later, George finally moves off………..
and Jane is back down…….
Jane moves some seaweed away from the eggies…… TY….
Now we just need some of the log wall moved to better see those eggs.
“Well,” said Jane, “what I like best,” and then she had to stop and think. Because although Eating Fish was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but she didn’t know what it was called.”
Winnie-the-Pooh (A.A. Milne) in Jane’s voice 😀
George brought Jane a late lunch of fish, which she eagerly grabbed …
She couldn’t be seen flying off with it because George’s big ‘ol body was blocking almost the whole view …
Tee hee! George’s big ‘ol body!
Isabella: You liked that, huh?? 😀 😀
George made his way to the eggs …
after doing his usual whole lotta pokin’ ’round the egg bowl …
he sat on the eggs …
Winnie the Pooh should have learned the song .”Anticipation”
Today’s head song. Thx CarolV!
Bringing back memories Betsy. My brother’s room was decorated in Winnie the Pooh,about 51 years ago. So many good quotes !
Isabella: One of my favorite stuffed dolls when I was a toddler was Winnie-the-Pooh. I must have hugged him to death because he was practically threadbare!!
George brought another large stick, which he placed at the back of the nest, and then he flew off.
Jane, meanwhile, had jumped up to the perch, hopping back down to the nest to egg sit after George left.
I may hire George to do interior design. Thinking of doing a natural wood look! Lol
Isabella: He must have taken architecture and construction courses over the winter!! 😀
Maybe he stayed in Puerto Rico and saw how much rebuilding they had to do……….. putting scrap wood here to work
Got home early; revved up the computer and hit on OZ app; and got a stick in the face! Hi, to this handsome guy!
BTW– changed my gravatar…….hard to see a black cat! This is my Zoe, 16. I have few pictures of her so was just happy I got her, enjoying the heat of my laptop!
Hi Zoe! Welcome to Oz!
Hi..just look up in Alan Poole’s book/\….incubation can be from 35-43 days…made an error saying 36-42…average is 39….
Goodness, they have so much large pieces of wood there, afraid for eggs and future chicks safety. They need a little house rearrangement there. Hope all hatch and thrive.
When George first stood up, at least we could get a glimpse of an egg!! Then, he moved some nesting material and now we can’t see anything. Thanks George!! 😀
George says” shows over folks”! That’s what my dad says when he closes the drapes. George must have heard him! Lol
Isabella: That’s funny!
Saw breakfish came in @8:10am. Watching on YouTube. My OZ video not working on phone.
CarolV: I’ll be the ghost picture-poster 😀 😀
Admin Shelli: Does that look like a pip to you? The egg in the front closest to George’s toe.
Admin Shelli: this:
Good morning Betsy….it’s so hard to tell with osprey eggs. It certainly could be, but my guess is no, imo it’s a day or two too soon. Although a hatch can take 48 hrs.
Admin Shelli: Oh, well. Thank you. They should lay unspeckled eggs and then it would be easier to tell!! 😀 😀
Lol yes! Plain unspeckled eggs are much easier to identify a pip.
Betsy- watch chickens….. (;^]]
I think you may be right Betsy. The way he looked at the egg,then rolled it.dont know if it’s an actual fact,but I think they can hear the chick getting ready to hatch. We will see!
As soon as the inner membrane is punctured and the chick takes its first breath, it will begin to peep and yes, the parents can hear it – Hatch is usually within 24 hrs of hearing the chick.
Jane has bed head!! 😀
She looks like a peacock. Dippity Do Jane!
An intruder (not Gracie) landed on the nest this morning while George was sitting on the eggs. George let it know that he was not accepting any guests!!
Jane girl, your “free bird “ days are numbered! 3 more til hatch eggstravaganza!
Jane by moonlight
George was playing with a piece of dried straw and it got stuck around his beak!!
It’s 9:00 and Jane is looking so pretty in the moonlight. These birds remain on continuous alert, it’s so impressive.
temp.67 now, dropping to 61 by sunrise… starting out clear, with the almost full moon; clouding up some after midnight. Tomorrow, partly cloudy, temps. mid 70s.
Goodnight, George; goodnight, Jane; goodnight, Moon!
Jane was trying break up the plastic strip George brought earlier today. I wouldn’t want to get in the way of her beak!!
I like my picture that got posted … but it wasn’t the one that was supposed to post! My laptop has been wonky today!! When I click on “Choose Files” all of my pictures aren’t showing up!! I think my laptop is on overload with pictures!! Going to give it another try …
Yeah!! I see it!!
I intensely studied the video at 14:00:28 hrs, the point that Dawn thought she saw the egg move. I hate to make everyone sad, but the egg moved only because George’s talon was touching it! 🙁
I suggested that previously but the page turned. Thanks for video….. I love to watch the head waggle anyway
“Off we go … into the wild blue yonder………..”
Looked like George dove toward the water…….
Lady Jane floats in with all her fluffiness and takes charge……..
Forgot to click save and it’s not showing anything, even page #s. So resorting to this………..
Here comes da fish…..here comes da fish…………..
Thanks, big guy!
Making sure she has a good hold……………..
Betsy,,,,, there’s what’s -his -face again!
George cleaning beak
Eggies all fluffed,; time to settle………
CarolV: Gandaberunda!! 😀 😀 😀
I went back to cut &paste but got side-tracked!
“Just me …and my shadooow……….”
George is upstairs, then takes off….
Isabella. new song.
yes Dawn, I went back to the time you stated and the egg definitely moved…I rechecked and yes it did move…Good, maybe one baby…will hatch…
I got this idea after reading Trinity’s post!!
You are getting sleep 💤y…..sleep 😴😵
Haaaaa ! She needs some shut eye .
Anyone else happen to catch the top egg move at 14:00:28? It’s very quick and had I not been looking RIGHT AT that egg I never would have noticed. I’m hoping it’s not just the nest material shifting…but that egg definitely moved!
I scrolled back Dawn, and yep, the egg did move, but I have a feeling the little eggie was resting on a Talon..Just wishful thinking that something’s happening. But I imagine any day now we’ll see something.
Barely caught that moment,,,,,,, had about a min&!/2 before it ran out of the 4hr. rewind. Yes, I did see it move, several times. But George’s big feet were near it and he was waggling and scoping his neck and head, so I kind of think as he teetered, he caused it… But just my opinion.
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