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Tommy Aprea - Windsong Osprey Nest

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June 15th, 2020: Two eggs in the nest. Mostly sunny this week.

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Belle’s Journey

Written by Dr. Rob Bierregaard & Illustrated by Kate Garchinsky

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

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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts

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

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

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

Hello Paul,

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

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

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

Best wishes, and good luck,

John W. Fitzpatrick

Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

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

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

charles.

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Charles Eldermire
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Paul,

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

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

    44,085 Comments

    1. CarolV July 23, 2018 at 1:36 pm - Reply

      13:16- George lands with a fish. Jane tried to take it and George flew up again, landing 2 more times, trying to get close to Squirmy. Guess he wanted to do the feeding!
      They are all inconsiderately eating off to the right. Sweet Squirmy noises and waving tail feathers are all we have for proof! Rude, just rude, I say!

      • Isabella July 23, 2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

        Love the pic with the fish!

    2. Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:39 pm - Reply

      George has the whitest,fluffiest, er……feathers

      • Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:41 pm - Reply

        Hey! Quit looking at my,er….feathers!

        • Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:44 pm - Reply

          They were hanging out like this a long time….first George left,than Jane

          • Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:46 pm - Reply

            George came back, than Jane

            • Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:49 pm

              Seeing if reversing pics works

          • CarolV July 23, 2018 at 8:29 pm - Reply

            They seem to take a day of rest or go nestoration crazy! No in-between

        • Trinity July 24, 2018 at 2:05 am - Reply

          Haha that is the perfect caption, George looks miffed !

    3. Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:30 pm - Reply

      Em

    4. Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:17 pm - Reply

      Today’s pics of the only club. 3 of these nest rebounded from tragedy. Good to see them doing well!….first pic is L’el’e

      • Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:20 pm - Reply

        Twee2 ….love the contrast of the “bleached” feathers against the leaves

        • Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

          Em….all have different beautiful coloring

          • Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:31 pm - Reply

            Em

            • Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:34 pm

              Squirmy’s understudy eggbert….Squirmy is camera shy so far today

            • CarolV July 23, 2018 at 1:02 pm

              Squirmy’s probably staying out of the main nest, after all the coming and going yesterday! Grand Central Station of furniture moving!

    5. Paula July 23, 2018 at 12:08 pm - Reply

      Hi All,

      Have been checking out other cameras watching for fledging and checking back here and never get to see Squirmy because he is always in the no see zone. I really hope that the next time there is any work done on the camera it could be moved just a bit so that there isn’t such a large area of unwatchable area. I just scrolled back the full 4 hours and got a glimpse of Squirmy’s tush just barely. Would really like to see more than that!

    6. CarolV July 23, 2018 at 10:46 am - Reply

      Nice to see a pop of color added to the décor! 2 pops!

      There looks like a nice breeze blowing as our OZ family enjoys the day………….

      • CarolV July 23, 2018 at 11:25 am - Reply

        Looks like Jane found a corn field?

      • Trinity July 24, 2018 at 2:08 am - Reply

        It’s amazing how that green just pops against the muted neutrals, clearly these two have an eye for style 😀

    7. CarolV July 23, 2018 at 9:19 am - Reply

      Is George checking out Jane’s legs???
      Squirmy, like chicks before her, is hangin’ on the far right. Doesn’t she care how we worry????
      Wonder how much this nest weighs? Instructions to build a platform recommend support for up to 300 lbs!

      Vote for name ends tomorrow! Excited to see what everyone chose! Of course, I’m hoping for Jet!

      • CarolV July 23, 2018 at 9:21 am - Reply

        Jane did up the favor of knocking George’s lens annoyance aside!

      • Beth July 23, 2018 at 12:34 pm - Reply

        So glad for all your post Carol! Have something to go back on 😁😁

        • CarolV July 23, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

          I enjoy this on my days off and in the evenings. Sadly, I still work,,,,(*^#%$) OH sorry, keep my opinions of working to myself……..

      • Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:56 pm - Reply

        Jet got my vote. I used it in one of my comments

    8. CarolV July 23, 2018 at 8:25 am - Reply

      As we can see, between the numerous feedings, both George and Jane worked on nestorations…………… we have hoarder wars in progress!… Thanks, George for that special touch!

    9. CarolV July 23, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

      It’s been a busy morning! George brought a fish @ 5:22am. George and Jane had a tug o’war, with Jane getting the fish.
      She flew around to the right and Squirmy joined her.

      • CarolV July 23, 2018 at 8:17 am - Reply

        Jane leaves the fish in case Squirmy wants to feed herself.

        • CarolV July 23, 2018 at 8:19 am - Reply

          5:58- Feeding by Jane…

          • CarolV July 23, 2018 at 8:20 am - Reply

            6:26- Feeding by George

          • CarolV July 23, 2018 at 8:22 am - Reply

            7:34- Squirmy opts out– George feeds Jane
            That was a long lasting fish!

    10. DarDar July 23, 2018 at 7:42 am - Reply

      WOW That Squirmy can eat! 6:00 am Mon am another nice large flat fish was eaten. Geo must have found a school of Pompano or Butter fish on NC coast is what we call them and they are so very meaty and good..

    11. CarolV July 23, 2018 at 7:37 am - Reply

      First look of the morning is a sleeping baby with her big foot stick out to the side. Adorable!

      The weather is so much better than predicted! We have sunshine! The day shows overcast with sun coming out this afternoon. Small chance of a passing t-storm early afternoon. Temps mid- to high 70s.

      • Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:59 pm - Reply

        Making more room for her belly! Lol

    12. Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:09 am - Reply

      Go ahead and finish it dad, I’m stuffed!……after a feeding ,by George

      • Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:13 am - Reply

        I’m right behind you mom!

        • Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:16 am - Reply

          Me and my awesome mom!

          • Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:22 am - Reply

            Sepia tone

            • Isabella July 23, 2018 at 12:24 am

              Blue haze….good night Ozland, good night 🌙

    13. CarolV July 22, 2018 at 9:07 pm - Reply

      Squirmy squirmed as much of her as she could under Jane……
      See you in the morning, J&S!

    14. CarolV July 22, 2018 at 7:41 pm - Reply

      Just that quick! @19:25 it looked ok
      At 19:26- it started

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 7:43 pm - Reply

        Jane tried to cover Squirmy but was getting blown all over!

        • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 7:45 pm - Reply

          Calmed down soon…..

          @ 7:34, there was another downpour at my house, with distant thunder…

      • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 10:55 pm - Reply

        Mamma Mia CarolV! Lots of good pics!

    15. CarolV July 22, 2018 at 7:25 pm - Reply

      7:21pm- pouring at my house again….may be heading NE like last cell.

      74 right now. staying steady most of the night,,, possibility of rain showing all night. Maybe t-storms.

    16. DarDar July 22, 2018 at 7:12 pm - Reply

      Papa G brought in a nice big fish at 6:40 pM . wAY TO GO DAD!

    17. CarolV July 22, 2018 at 6:56 pm - Reply

      @18:25- George is back…. same fish?

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 6:57 pm - Reply

        Squirmy rolls her way up….. and George feeds her

        • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm - Reply

          Think she’s full?

          • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 7:18 pm - Reply

            Not quite…. George went out and back @18:42…. After stretching to adjust contents, Squirmy managed a couple more bites.

            • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 7:20 pm

              Is the chick watching George or the fish leave?

    18. Nancy July 22, 2018 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      WOW !! Look how big Squirmy got overnight (practically) !! And obviously stronger. Nature is so amazing. <3

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 9:10 pm - Reply

        She was stuffed all afternoon! Thankfully, she didn’t burst!

    19. CarolV July 22, 2018 at 5:51 pm - Reply

      It was a dark and stormy horizon…..

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 5:56 pm - Reply

        and then it rained

        But @17:13-George arrived with a fish….. all we get to see is Jane and Squirmy reacting and a sliver of the fish George dropped off. Believe Jane is in charge.

        • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 5:57 pm - Reply

          ..

          • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

            The face is concealed to protect the identity of the chubbybelly…..

    20. CarolV July 22, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      Squirmy went for George and not just once! Dad took it calmly….maybe why he left a few minutes later?????

      It’s raining by me on the south fork @ 4:45….. wonder if it will hit to the NE by OZ?

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 4:54 pm - Reply

        Squirmy has a recliner!

        • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 10:48 pm - Reply

          She’s in time out for sassing dad!

      • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 10:46 pm - Reply

        Bratty brat!

    21. Betsy July 22, 2018 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      Chick swallowed the fish tail as Jane watched intently.

      • CarolV July 23, 2018 at 11:23 am - Reply

        It was a proud moment for a parent!

    22. CarolV July 22, 2018 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      15:32- another fish bites the dust………..
      George touches down, flies out and back again….Jane was waiting,,,

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 3:55 pm - Reply

        Squirmy attack!

        • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 3:57 pm - Reply

          Looks like George is feeding; maybe both S and J………. looked like a decent sized fish

    23. barbara vail July 22, 2018 at 3:10 pm - Reply

      I might have missed something ,but is there no sound this year??

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 9:13 pm - Reply

        It seems to come and go…. I can usually get it on youtube when I watch from my phone. And I had it on OZ on my computer today.

    24. CarolV July 22, 2018 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      14:32- George comes through with a bigger one……….

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 2:46 pm - Reply

        Eat fast, Jane! The mouth awakes!

        • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 3:19 pm - Reply

          Jane fed Squirmy well; started offering the tail, realized it was too big, then took it back to tear off another piece……..she did this several times.

          • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 3:22 pm - Reply

            The last time, she offered then decided to eat the “too big” piece herself!
            Then, seemed surprised when she went back to her foot for more!

            Jane really needed to eat something anyway…. she had almost nothing all day.

    25. Isabella July 22, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

      Jane paddle boarding

      • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 2:25 pm - Reply

        Hi everyone! See my new feathers! I’m getting to the “fluffernutter “ stage that Isabella likes

        • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 2:26 pm - Reply

          Isabella hit post before adding pics!

          • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 2:27 pm - Reply

            My wonderful mamma and me!

          • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 2:29 pm - Reply

            Okay, this time she did. Whatever!

            • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm

              Napping in the lumber store

            • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 2:54 pm

              I believe this is the First fish tail. Went down no problem! Feeding by Jane

            • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 2:58 pm

              Here comes the airplane, open the hangar! Feeding by Jane

          • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 3:31 pm - Reply

            Hey! You post like I do! Welome to the “OOPS! I forgot ” club!

            • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 3:32 pm

              of, course…. that’s welcome

            • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 10:05 pm

              CarolV 😉

      • Trinity July 22, 2018 at 6:49 pm - Reply

        Such a nice collection of family portraits 😊

        • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 10:05 pm - Reply

          Trinity…thx!😊

    26. CarolV July 22, 2018 at 1:13 pm - Reply

      YYYYAAAAYYYY! We have a fish! We won’t talk about size….

      I was just about to post a picture of Squirmy and her small crop… will add later…

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 1:15 pm - Reply

        George released it to flop across the nest and Jane caught it…. listening to happy Squirmy noises as I post!

        • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 1:35 pm - Reply

          Jane fed Squirmy down to the tail! Even the tail!
          Jane was ready to assist in case Squirmy had any trouble , but Squirmy swallowed it like a champ!…….. And then, Jane collected scraps and fed those to Squirmy too!

          George was still in the nest. I hope he remembers where he caught that one, cause Jane was right over to him, telling him the chick was still hungry and she hadn’t eaten , herself!

    27. CarolV July 22, 2018 at 1:08 pm - Reply

      Squirmy-thenics… head down, feet up!

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 1:39 pm - Reply

        Squirmy’s depleted crop….

    28. CarolV July 22, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      George stopped in ; that stick is a problem

      He didn’t stay long……. both Jane and Squirmy had words for him……………. I haven’t seen a fish yet. Could have missed it…….. but fishing after a storm can be difficult

    29. CarolV July 22, 2018 at 11:45 am - Reply

      Here comes Trouble!

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 11:47 am - Reply

        Crazy Jay lands on that convenient perch!

        • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 11:49 am - Reply

          Jane to the defense! That CJ is nervy! Buzzed Jane close enough to make her duck!

          • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 11:51 am - Reply

            Jane stays close and George comes in…….

            Had a brief shower at my house @11:37- couldn’t see one at nest
            And isn’t that a new log? Still has sand………… hhmmmmm……..

            • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 12:07 pm

              ummmm-oops?

            • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 12:10 pm

              I had caught it on a previous shot, but was more concerned about alarming at the time……..

              Here’s the arrival of yet another small log in Jane’s big ole feet!

            • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 12:11 pm

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          • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 10:36 pm - Reply

            CarolV…great tail feather shot! Squirmy says “ my mom’s a badass!

    30. CarolV July 22, 2018 at 11:25 am - Reply

      Nice close-up, Squirmy!

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 11:27 am - Reply

        You can see the feather fluff starting to appear…

        • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 11:53 am - Reply

          Sorry, Jane, not your most flattering angles, as she takes off.

          • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 11:55 am - Reply

            There’s been a lot of alarming…… pests on the move, I guess.

    31. CarolV July 22, 2018 at 9:16 am - Reply

      Nice fluffy butt, Jane!

      Jane has been housekeeping again. She can’t seem to leave things where they are!
      George has checked in a couple of times.

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 9:30 am - Reply

        Squirmy had some daddy time…. I think she was putting in a breakfish order…………

        Squirmy was upright, working on those itchy places, when there was a few chirps and she fell flat in a nanosecond! Think the pancake lesson is learned!

    32. CarolV July 22, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

      The rain is taking a break…..Showing t-storms probable after noon.
      Jane taking excellent care of Squirmy…….

      AND THE LENS IS CLEAN!

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 8:39 am - Reply

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        • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 8:47 am - Reply

          HAPPY 3 WEEK BIRTHDAY, SQUIRMY!

          And pops to Jane for the great mom she has become!

          • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 8:48 am - Reply

            that’s props, not pops! {;^))

            • tina langer July 23, 2018 at 9:17 am

              where is the baby ? I only saw the one big osprey july 23 9 16 am mon

    33. Betsy July 22, 2018 at 6:03 am - Reply

      The chick is 3 weeks old today.

      “… Darker feathers appear on the rest of the body slightly later, while the primaries, secondaries and the rectrices appear at the age of 20 to 25 days.” http://www.individual.utoronto.ca/ali_naqvi/osprey.htm

      • Eagle'sSpirit003 July 22, 2018 at 9:33 am - Reply

        Thanks Betsy! I’m learning about your nest and really appreciate your help 😊😊

        • Betsy July 22, 2018 at 11:34 am - Reply

          Eagle’sSpirit003: You’re welcome!!

      • Betsy July 22, 2018 at 10:05 am - Reply

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        • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 10:40 pm - Reply

          The ⭐️ of the show!

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 12:21 pm - Reply

        Thanks for the info, as always! You keep us educated!
        And the picto retrospective is adorable!

      • Betsy July 22, 2018 at 12:41 pm - Reply

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        • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 10:41 pm - Reply

          My daddy caught a fish 🐟 this big!

      • Betsy July 22, 2018 at 12:42 pm - Reply

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        • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 1:55 pm - Reply

          Good captures! And the last one is a triple aaawwwwww………….

          • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 10:42 pm - Reply

            Ditto!!

    34. Isabella July 22, 2018 at 12:04 am - Reply

      While supper with daddy O was in session….Jane was being tossed about by the wind

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

        It was really windy! Glad Squirmy so well fed! Holds her down!

        • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 10:10 pm - Reply

          Lol! Would take a lot to budge the pudge!

    35. Betsy July 21, 2018 at 11:44 pm - Reply

      nfc and CarolV: Unbeleafable!!

      https://youtu.be/1-k8C3kOj5A

      • CarolV July 22, 2018 at 9:06 am - Reply

        Thanks, Betsy! So much more impressive in motion!

        • Betsy July 22, 2018 at 11:36 am - Reply

          CarolV: You’re welcome!

      • Trinity July 22, 2018 at 10:03 am - Reply

        Now that is an interesting choice for decor ….

        • Betsy July 22, 2018 at 11:37 am - Reply

          Trinity: I should post the video where Jane is moving that log and drops it — just missing the chick!!

      • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 10:14 pm - Reply

        Me Jane…bring big piece of wood! Lol….thx for the video Betsy!

    36. CarolV July 21, 2018 at 7:56 pm - Reply

      Jane has moved almost ever large piece of wood in to a wall …………. some are teetering and at least one may have gone overboard…
      But she’s satisfied……

      Weather– already a cool, damp wind blowing from the north. Wind to pick up later, with rain coming in close to midnight. Rain, heavy at times, lasting all night; changing to possibility of t-storms Saturday morning. Chance of rain all day. About 68 now, with temps going up overnight- maybe 74 by sunrise. Temps tomorrow mid- to high 70s.

      • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm - Reply

        Be interesting to see how much of the wall stays there thru the storm!

        Hopefully, the lens will get washed!

      • CatZ July 22, 2018 at 6:24 am - Reply

        Glad to know it’s a warm rain Carol… TY for the updates and screen shots!!! 😀

    37. CarolV July 21, 2018 at 6:48 pm - Reply

      Noticed something new.. went back to find Jane must have been to all the yard sales, because now she found a fire sale……………..

      • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 6:55 pm - Reply

        And this just came in…… Jane landed it on the right corner and was figuring out how to get it where she wanted it!
        Where are they sleeping??????

    38. CarolV July 21, 2018 at 5:58 pm - Reply

      Squirmy finds a use for the log…….

      • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

        @17:06- Jane spots George heading in
        George’s shadow appears…..

        • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 6:03 pm - Reply

          Squirmy hears the dinner bell and attempts to hurry over but falls over instead…….

          Most I saw of the fish was an occasional tail flip.
          Even Squirmy was out of sight, except for that cute little tush.

          • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 6:05 pm - Reply

            Squirmy decides to take a quick nap after moving like one step…….. must be full!

            • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 6:21 pm

              George comes out in the open for the second course………….Squirmy hears the chef arriving and heads right to the table.
              Jane is chirping overhead and George seems nervous…… must be someone lurking .nearby….

            • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 6:37 pm

              Profile of a Squirmy—- as she heads back off right,;I believe to eat more…

            • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 6:38 pm

              Even her tail is fat! {;*]]

      • Eagle'sSpirit003 July 21, 2018 at 9:54 pm - Reply

        Hi, just a late post after the cam went off. I’ve been attempting to go back an read how old is the chick I can’t find the right page. Please help and thanks 😁

        • Betsy July 21, 2018 at 11:19 pm - Reply

          Eagle’sSpirit003: Chick hatched on July 1st — it will be 3 weeks old tomorrow (7/22/2018).

    39. CarolV July 21, 2018 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      Give us a break, Jane! You shutting us out???????

    40. CarolV July 21, 2018 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      Squirmy visiting her eggbert…………

    41. CarolV July 21, 2018 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      NOTE! Please someone get a video!

      George was alarming!

      Then, just watching— dare I say in disbelief!

      • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm - Reply

        …………… and the arrival………….

        • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 3:02 pm - Reply

          Perfect dismount!

          • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

            George’s face! I think he’s cross-eyed!

            • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 3:22 pm

              The osprey is 0.9–2.1 kg (2.0–4.6 lb) in weight and 50–66 cm (20–26 in) in length with a 127–180 cm (50–71 in) wingspan.

              Hell of a feat when you think about lifting , not just this wood but all those branches and all those fish, still fighting to get free!

            • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 3:36 pm

              Must be Jane’s day out! She topped off her log with a “bow” of seaweeds.
              She rearranged some of those big “leaves” and some small reeds wound up on Squirmy……..

              George was doing a lot of digging around the front eggbert…………… wonder if it’s going under……….

            • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 12:18 am

              I think from now on,George will do anything Jane says! Lol

      • nfc July 21, 2018 at 5:11 pm - Reply

        that was unbelievable. It happened at 14:23 time. It would make a great video. Carol– thanks for pointing it out. I was able to check on it. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!

        • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 8:29 pm - Reply

          I always have to laugh, watching George! I swear you can read his mind!

          And I think I heard a little “TA-DA” from Jane when she was done. (;^))

    42. Cheongyei July 21, 2018 at 2:13 pm - Reply

      This little osprey gets cuter every day.

    43. CarolV July 21, 2018 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      It’s been a really pleasant morning……… a good break for our osprey family!
      Temps. around 70; mod. humidity and enough breeze to ruffle those pretty feathers……….

      You can see the clouds are rolling in slowly……. supposed to rain overnight………..

    44. Bobbie July 21, 2018 at 1:32 pm - Reply

      Simply cannot believe how fast that baby (and I use the term loosely) is growing, seemingly overnight. Sometimes it looks like an entirely different bird in the morning.

    45. Meli July 21, 2018 at 1:23 pm - Reply

      Rare summer nor’ eastern expected to pound NYC. Worried about our little (big) Squirmy. Hopefully it won’t be too bad in the OZ area.

    46. CarolV July 21, 2018 at 1:22 pm - Reply

      Well……. I can report there was fish………………
      Everything happened off sides, with an occasional beak sneaking in. Jane finally strolled out, then moved upfront and pulled the fish over to her.

      • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 1:24 pm - Reply

        Squirmy enjoying the view……..

      • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 1:33 pm - Reply

        I missed the beginning!
        Thanks for the heads up, Trinity!

    47. Trinity July 21, 2018 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      Squirmy eating around 11:35, looks like there’s barnacles stuck on that chick ! Very awkward teen growth spurt !

    48. Trinity July 21, 2018 at 12:08 pm - Reply

      Passed a nest off Rob Moses Causeway this morning, 3 chicks standing proud and one started doing the “ helicopter “ above the nest ! Ahh I couldn’t stop smiling, cannot wait for Dino Squirmy to do it 😀

      • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 1:17 pm - Reply

        So lucky to catch that!

      • Isabella July 21, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

        Trinity…warning I look up at osprey nest! Lol! I love the “helicopter”stage!

        • Isabella July 21, 2018 at 2:59 pm - Reply

          Jet waddles over for lunch. Don’t know if it’s mom or dad

          • Isabella July 21, 2018 at 3:02 pm - Reply

            Is this a 2 x 4 for an addition!

            • Isabella July 21, 2018 at 3:04 pm

              The talonted George

            • Isabella July 21, 2018 at 3:06 pm

              George’s misuse of pomade!

            • Isabella July 21, 2018 at 3:11 pm

              Yes yes, I put on a few! Stop staring! Think someone cheated on his diet…..hostess cupcakes perhaps! Lol

            • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 3:44 pm

              Would that be a plie George is doing?? Maybe took ballet classes over the winter….. wonder if he learned a samba or tango?

            • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 3:51 pm

              Hostess fishcakes , Isabella…

    49. Isabella July 21, 2018 at 11:27 am - Reply

      Two cute! …at Belwood

      • Betsy July 22, 2018 at 11:40 am - Reply

        Isabella: They’re making a heart!!

        • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 10:22 pm - Reply

          Betsy… I know,isn’t that something! I feel like they’re communicating “ daddy has a fish,are you hungry? Not really,had fish for breakfish “

    50. CarolV July 21, 2018 at 11:16 am - Reply

      While I didn’t see a fish delivery, the camera was down for that hour…. or possibly a really early a.m. snack… Squirmy is in fine figure!

    51. CarolV July 21, 2018 at 10:26 am - Reply

      Back from the hour break right on time……

      • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 10:27 am - Reply

        Noticed this before but this is a clear shot…………. the eggberts must have argued ………..

        • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 10:28 am - Reply

          A lot of Squirmy to fit under that tail!

        • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 10:44 am - Reply

          COM’ON! That baby grew overnight!

          • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 10:58 am - Reply

            Feathers a’poppin’!

          • Isabella July 21, 2018 at 2:34 pm - Reply

            CarolV…I was going to take that same shot…that’s one BIG baby!!

    52. CarolV July 21, 2018 at 9:22 am - Reply

      Guess we’re holding………….. check back about 10

    53. CarolV July 21, 2018 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Jane was on watch, too…….

      • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 9:10 am - Reply

        And Private Squirmy on post!

        • Trinity July 21, 2018 at 1:41 pm - Reply

          For some reason, Squirmy reminds me of Klinger on MASH 😀😀

          • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 3:40 pm - Reply

            You’re on your own with that one, Trinity!

    54. CarolV July 21, 2018 at 8:57 am - Reply

      George has had a busy morning already! Lots of in and out……….
      Alarming; guarding; chasing an intruder!

      • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

        Deliveries of grasses, seaweed and a reasonable sized stick………

      • Trinity July 21, 2018 at 1:36 pm - Reply

        Please George no more nest accessories, this is only a seasonal dwelling !!

    55. CarolV July 21, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

      Good Morning, Jane & Squirmy!
      Back from blue screen land……….

      • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 8:53 am - Reply

        Just because I liked this…………….
        I paused video and liked the dreamy quality of the lighting and the “fog” tinge from the schmutz-lens

    56. Isabella July 21, 2018 at 5:14 am - Reply

      Another beautiful day for Hog Island 😊

      • Isabella July 21, 2018 at 5:29 am - Reply

        Good morning Ozland! Jane sports a new do

        • Isabella July 21, 2018 at 5:36 am - Reply

          George “moons” us

          • Isabella July 21, 2018 at 5:37 am - Reply

            Squirmy aka bratty wakes up

            • Isabella July 21, 2018 at 5:38 am

              Hide the kid

            • Isabella July 21, 2018 at 5:39 am

              An eggbert sprouted legs?

        • Trinity July 21, 2018 at 1:37 pm - Reply

          Poor gal needs time to get camera ready ….

      • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 1:18 pm - Reply

        Was happy to see all was well when I checked HI this a.m.!

    57. Isabella July 21, 2018 at 3:23 am - Reply

      L’el’e pecks a parent and joins the bratty baby club!

      • CarolV July 21, 2018 at 2:12 pm - Reply

        Isabella- do you know where that name derives from? Very unusual………

        • Isabella July 22, 2018 at 12:39 am - Reply

          CarolV

    58. CarolV July 20, 2018 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      July 27th
      Full Buck Moon
      4:20 pm

    59. CarolV July 20, 2018 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      Jane’s doing some alarm calls. Someone must be annoying her.

      74 right now, dropping to 62……..clear. Tomorrow; starting out clear,; clouds coming in for the afternoon. Temps. mid 70s

      • Isabella July 21, 2018 at 3:21 am - Reply

        Wow CarolV…lots of great pics today! Thx!😁

    60. CarolV July 20, 2018 at 6:31 pm - Reply

      We could probably go through an entire page posting pics of how many times those two have moved sticks around today! But condensing this, at least we wound up with a limb-free screen……………. for now……………..

      • Bobbie July 21, 2018 at 1:23 pm - Reply

        I thought they were building a playpen to contain their young’un, who seems to be a be of a wanderer.

    61. CarolV July 20, 2018 at 4:31 pm - Reply

      LOOK OUT, SQUIRMY!

      George brought in one of his trees, with Jane hot on his heels.

      • CarolV July 20, 2018 at 4:34 pm - Reply

        Jane had her own opinion about where this monstrosity belonged and George tried to object, but was trapped in his tree…

        • CarolV July 20, 2018 at 4:36 pm - Reply

          Looks like there was a compromise…..

          I was just praying Squirmy didn’t go overboard!

          • CarolV July 20, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

            Spoke too soon….. George is on the move…..
            Guess this is it…………….. for now!

            • CarolV July 20, 2018 at 6:22 pm

              I’m not saying that’s a big stick BUT…….
              George is standing across the nest brushing a small twig and the branch in front of the lens is wiggling!

    62. CarolV July 20, 2018 at 2:47 pm - Reply

      Jane steps out; George pops in……..
      And then it’s family time…….

      George’s favorite position lately!

    63. CarolV July 20, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

      “I like big butts and I cannot lie!”………..especially Squirmy butt!

    64. CarolV July 20, 2018 at 1:41 pm - Reply

      12:52…. George brings in the fish and no one was interested for a good 10 mins.!
      ……Finally, Squirmy says…” I could eat a little” and George feeds her………

      • CarolV July 20, 2018 at 1:51 pm - Reply

        Jane was waiting for anything dropped, but Squirmy is too good now!
        George started feeding her, too….
        Jane reached over, took a piece of fish to feed Squirmy and then took the whole fish. She fed Squirmy some more.
        Jane even fed George!

        Very pleasant meal, fun to watch and nice to see in the open!

    65. Isabella July 20, 2018 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      Me and the Mamma

      • Isabella July 20, 2018 at 12:11 pm - Reply

        Me and daddy O

      • CarolV July 20, 2018 at 2:25 pm - Reply

        Love these!

    66. Isabella July 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      Ready, set, go? L’el’e at hellgate

    67. Isabella July 20, 2018 at 11:55 am - Reply

      A different kind of wing shot. Osprey drying off after a “swim “…… Rachel from hog island

      • CarolV July 20, 2018 at 2:26 pm - Reply

        Good to see her and checking in to see all is well there is always a highlight of the day!

    68. CarolV July 20, 2018 at 11:47 am - Reply

      George isn’t sure….. something about those eggs is still nagging at him””””
      ………………. but Squirmy is chirping for cover………
      Solution- dadbrella deployed over all!

    69. CarolV July 20, 2018 at 11:35 am - Reply

      This was @10:09, when Jane just spotted George coming in…….. I noticed Squirmy had a beard! So cute!

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    70. LYNN CUTLER July 20, 2018 at 11:14 am - Reply

      like the names submitted, i think squirmy is gonna be the winner, it fits this cute lil chick

    71. CarolV July 20, 2018 at 11:05 am - Reply

      Does Jane have a new hat ??……… Or is she doing a “MIND BLOWN” commercial ?????

    72. CarolV July 20, 2018 at 11:02 am - Reply

      10:09— George brings a fish and most of the action was barely seen……..
      Squirmy was well fed and Jane got in on it after Squirmy slowed down……..

    73. CarolV July 20, 2018 at 10:59 am - Reply

      See we’re on a new page….. gotta check back to see wht I might have missed……

      This was George bringing a very long branch….. It got caught on edge and slid part way out……

    74. Elaine July 20, 2018 at 10:20 am - Reply

      It looks like Lil One likes to be fed by George. How cute!

      • CarolV July 20, 2018 at 2:30 pm - Reply

        George does a great job! He’s a super dad and is the reason this chick survived… in my opinion.
        But Jane learned so much, so quickly, and now does such a good job that she sometimes looks like George, if not watching carefully!

    75. CarolV July 20, 2018 at 7:37 am - Reply

      I’m curious to see if George over supplies this year, having only one chick to feed…… since he had either 2 or 3 in previous years and he provided well (except for the bad start in 2014 when fish was in short supply) Or does he recognize how many he has to bring in?

      • CarolV July 20, 2018 at 11:48 am - Reply

        Sorry- that was 2015……..when we lost Peewee….

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