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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. Trinity August 2, 2018 at 7:00 am - Reply

      Thank you to Carol, Betsy & Isabella for the great action still shots. I don’t have much patience to scroll through video footage, it’s nice to check in and see the highlights.

      • CarolV August 2, 2018 at 8:15 pm - Reply

        YW! I know how you feel in that I hate missing out when I CAN’T watch. That’s when I really appreciate the postings.

      • Isabella August 3, 2018 at 3:48 pm - Reply

        Trinity…you are very welcome! And I appreciate your appreciation!!😁

    2. CarolV August 2, 2018 at 6:58 am - Reply

      Shake those tail feathers! Squirmy has been testing out the sensation of that new tail wiggle! @6:48am…

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    3. CarolV August 2, 2018 at 6:29 am - Reply

      Jane dashes in……..
      Again- George bounced in and out with this fish……
      I think he was the one who fed Squirmy…….

    4. CarolV August 2, 2018 at 6:23 am - Reply

      Squirmy curtain…….

      • CarolV August 2, 2018 at 6:25 am - Reply

        ……….and cleaning her room……

        • CarolV August 2, 2018 at 6:26 am - Reply

          Preening..
          ………….. and showing us her toesies….

    5. Betsy August 2, 2018 at 1:35 am - Reply

      Jane’s part firefly!!

    6. Isabella August 1, 2018 at 10:42 pm - Reply

      Coming to the tail end of a feeding. Jane goes to give Squirmy the tail end. Then decided to eat it herself

      • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 10:47 pm - Reply

        Obviously Squirmy didn’t need the tail! Luckily she missed the camera lens!

        • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 10:52 pm - Reply

          Interesting wing shot . Believe this is Jane

          • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 10:56 pm - Reply

            Good night in Ozland!

            • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 11:02 pm

              Don’t know if anyone watches hellgate. This is l’el’e. I think she is a stunning osprey. Of course they are all beautiful. Just think she has a different look

            • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 11:07 pm

              I don’t know if these pics will load. They may be too big. Just to share, amazing wing shots. (Not mine)

            • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 11:08 pm

              Oh good! I think the first one is spectacular!

            • Paula August 2, 2018 at 8:47 am

              Isabella I have thought the same thing about L’el’e ever since I found this nest. Like you said all Osprey are beautiful but L’el’e just has that something extra that makes you say”Wow”.
              I just checked that site and the camera is down do to a power outage darn it and I think she’s gonna fledge today so I hope it gets fixed soon!

            • ChrisH August 2, 2018 at 10:01 am

              Those shots of L’el’e are stunning!!

              Nice to see the protective fence they put up…. hadn’t noticed that before.

            • Betsy August 2, 2018 at 11:10 am

              Isabella: I like the 2nd one!! (amazing wing shot pics)

          • Betsy August 2, 2018 at 11:12 am - Reply

            Isabella: Yes, it is. (re Interesting wing shot . Believe this is Jane)

        • Betsy August 2, 2018 at 11:15 am - Reply

          Isabella: What goes up must come down!! 😀 (re poop shots)

      • Trinity August 2, 2018 at 6:56 am - Reply

        Maaaa ! The meatloaf…..I need it now !!!

    7. CarolV August 1, 2018 at 9:04 pm - Reply

      Goodnight, Jane and George…. and pretty Squirmy…

      Temp now79… dropping to a still steamy 75 at sunrise… party cloudy, clearing after 12 am.
      Thursday- mostly sunny, temps. in low to mid 80s
      HAGN!

    8. CarolV August 1, 2018 at 8:52 pm - Reply

      One more fish from the mighty George! It kind of looks like a dogfish. Seemed like the skin was tough, too.

      Squirmy wasn’t interested…. look at her pretty feathers and growing tail!
      George fed Jane ………….. til there was a 14 min. gap in the video. J&G were gone when the video was back.

      • Trinity August 2, 2018 at 6:57 am - Reply

        George really is a great provider 😊

    9. Jai Hurt August 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm - Reply

      I haven’t been on this site much this year but what is with the camera view. It looks like a hood covering the camera blocks the view of the whole nest and it seems to be to far to the left and the right side of the nest is out of view……

    10. CarolV August 1, 2018 at 8:05 pm - Reply

      @18:45- Jane is calling in George–
      George comes in and again, tries to keep the fish from Jane……….

      • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 8:08 pm - Reply

        Jane winds up getting the fish and flies out……..

        • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 8:11 pm - Reply

          Unless I missed a return, Jane was gone almost 1/2 hr…… there was only the tail left of the fish.
          George had come in to wait and keep Squirmy company

          • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 8:13 pm - Reply

            Jane fed Squirmy all of the leftovers………….

            • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

              ………. until the tug o’tail went to Mama!

      • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 11:17 pm - Reply

        Great shots CarolV! The poor sad face on the fish 🐟,think I like it better when they come headless!

    11. CarolV August 1, 2018 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      Around 15:13- George makes 3 attempts to come in……..

      Jane is watching the approach.

      • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 3:40 pm - Reply

        George comes down close to Squirmy with a very lively fish!

        • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 3:41 pm - Reply

          Jane tried to take it, he floated back up………

          • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 3:43 pm - Reply

            2nd pass- Just missed Jane! Again, he floated back up when she tried to get it…

            • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 3:46 pm

              I couldn’t decide if it was the wind pushing him up or if he just couldn’t disengage his talons, but on this 3rd landing, George’s foot definitely released the fish momentarily. He just didn’t want to give it up!!! Jane clearly wanted to get it!

            • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 4:13 pm

              George has been out a long time……….

              OH, wait. I just heard Jane chirp…….. OK- @15:50- George is back….. minus a good chuck of fish ! Dads have to eat too!
              He gave the fish to Jane, who bounced left, then right to the twilight zone.

              Happy Squirmy noises are still being heard @ 4:10- so the kid is FILLING UP!

    12. Emilie wilshire August 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm - Reply

      Wooo Wee they are struggling with the fish in the nest right now
      15:14 pm….quite the scene!!

      • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 4:07 pm - Reply

        That was quite the scene! That fish went up,down, flip,flapping all around!

        • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 4:12 pm - Reply

          Guess George went to wack it. Pics do not do this scene justice!

          • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 4:49 pm - Reply

            You are so right! Was thinking the same! Needed a video. I admit, I was a little scared for Squirmy when that fish was flopping around next to her! But there seems to be a good bit of acreage, out in the no-see territory, for her to get out of the way!

            • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 8:33 pm

              CarolV… I tried 3xs to “catch” the fish flapping around. Even though I took pic when it was happening. Could not capture it!

            • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 8:36 pm

              CarolV…ps. It’s amazing we ended our pics with the same exact photo! 15:14:27

            • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 9:07 pm

              I tried too, even in slo-mo….
              And those wings have to be shown when you catch them!

          • Betsy August 2, 2018 at 11:37 am - Reply
            • CarolV August 3, 2018 at 3:21 pm

              TY!

            • Isabella August 4, 2018 at 1:00 am

              Well I’m not surprised by a Betsy video! 😉

    13. Isabella August 1, 2018 at 2:59 pm - Reply

      Oh good! Just what was needed, more wood! Lol

      • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

        George of all trades,finds just the right spot

    14. CarolV August 1, 2018 at 2:53 pm - Reply

      Well…… Mom said she needed to start pooping over the rim………….

    15. CarolV August 1, 2018 at 2:35 pm - Reply

      Adding a balcony???

    16. CarolV August 1, 2018 at 11:44 am - Reply

      NOTE- Page change! Recent posts also on 158

      • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 4:51 pm - Reply

        OK! When I added this, there was nothing else on the page………………..

    17. CarolV August 1, 2018 at 11:42 am - Reply

      Squirmy was busy watching everything…………… Here, she sees a fly-over and starts to pancake but realizes……

      • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 11:46 am - Reply

        It’s MOM!!!!!
        Squirmy moves over by her…

        • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 11:50 am - Reply

          LOOK! Squirmy has enough feathers that the breeze is ruffling them! SOOOOO CUTE!

          • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 11:56 am - Reply

            Squirmy carefully watched that flock-probably ducks- as they fly-by.

            Pretty cloud formations…. there was some soft rain earlier- between about 6 and 8am… but it hasn’t done much for humidity relief. About 80-81 now and the high for the day. Overcast, with peeks of sun.

            • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 2:27 pm

              Got warmer than predicted (83) and the heat lasting longer – in 80s til about 6pm. bbbooooooooooooo……………. and still humid

          • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 2:48 pm - Reply

            Omg CarolV…was thinking same thing about Squirmy’s feathers! Fluffy enough to be blown about. Good capture!

    18. Isabella August 1, 2018 at 11:31 am - Reply

      Empty nest syndrome. Funny how they stay away from the nest. Although it must be disgusting. And by disgusting , I mean to us. All the fish leftovers,bugs,and poop before the chicks shoot it up and over the rim. I guess sitting in a tree or other perches feels fresher and safer

      • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 11:41 am - Reply

        Em is the first of the only club to fledge. L’el’e may today. So great to see after the tragedy’s on both nests. Twee2 is next.

        • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 12:04 pm - Reply

          Good morning Squirmy!

          • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 12:08 pm - Reply

            I don’t think Squirmy is trying out for dancing with the stars! Lol

            • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 12:11 pm

              Hey! It’s not easy getting around on these “clown” feet!

            • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 12:13 pm

              Hi dad!

            • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 12:14 pm

              Mom fed me a nice long breakfish

            • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 12:19 pm

              Abstract family photo. George, Jane,Squirmy. I guess the right side doesn’t have the “lumber yard” , so it’s more comfy!

            • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 12:22 pm

              Wasp watching. I thought Squirmy was going to peck George,but they were watching the wasps.

            • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 1:52 pm

              Love the wasp watching!
              And that 08:04:03 shot really highlights those tail and wing feathers!

        • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

          Was happy to see EM(Summer) get her big moment! Her parents, especially Rachael, did such a good job! And a big Whoop-Whoop for the team who worked together to find a plan that seems to have worked to ward off the GHOs.
          Keep flying, EM! We’re with you!

    19. Paula August 1, 2018 at 11:29 am - Reply

      Hi All,
      Question! Where would Jane find a tumbleweed? 11:22ish! Squirmy wasn’t excited about it either!

      • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

        Were you talking about this clunky lump??? ‘Cause I was wondering about this. At one angle, it sort of looked like it had roots. Seems lightweight but compact. Maybe an uprooted plant remnant all coated in sand/mud that’s dried on? Mixed with seaweed/grass???

    20. Betsy August 1, 2018 at 10:27 am - Reply

      George brings in his find!! Must be what it’s like to be a fish underwater swimming around with seaweed!! 😀

    21. CarolV August 1, 2018 at 10:19 am - Reply

      O LORDY!
      Thought some horse was missing breakfast til I realized that’s seaweed…..
      Got home early(yea!) and that was the sight to greet me when I logged in

      • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply

        Incoming!
        Jane kept glancing out…. think she saw it coming! But the feeding went on……….

        • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 11:10 am - Reply

          This is the feeding that was happening in the background……….
          @9:14, George brought in a good sized fish…
          Jane took it and gave Squirmy a good, long feeding…

      • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 11:58 am - Reply

        PAGE CHANGE COMING! More posts on next page

    22. Betsy August 1, 2018 at 9:05 am - Reply

      A little winger-sizing

    23. CarolV August 1, 2018 at 5:39 am - Reply

      Good morning OZ audience! Squirmy time begins just about 5 a.m.

      • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 5:43 am - Reply

        Our first guest is Mom, as Jane pops in, then goes to perch to chirp= a lot!

        Squirmy, our host, gives a lesson in preening those itchy feathers……

        Gotta get going- my boss expects me to show up on time– drat! HAGD!

        • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 5:53 am - Reply

          The comedy act —- George delivers a bundle right on top of Squirmy! Had to add this!

          • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 5:54 am - Reply

            ..

            • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 10:39 am

              This was the breakfish this a.m.

            • Meli August 1, 2018 at 12:49 pm

              Malfunctioning of landing gear…. or poor aim? Or playing peek-a-boo? Very cute 🙂

    24. Isabella August 1, 2018 at 12:39 am - Reply

      Picasso’s Squirmy

      • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 12:43 am - Reply

        Geez mom….where are your table manners!

        • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 12:46 am - Reply

          Goodnight Squirmy’s “moon”

          • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 12:47 am - Reply

            Goodnight 😴OZ people

            • Isabella August 1, 2018 at 12:49 am

              Show’s over!

    25. CarolV July 31, 2018 at 10:53 pm - Reply

      Good Night. Moon…….

    26. CarolV July 31, 2018 at 10:41 pm - Reply

      The Late Edition of the Squirmy Show
      And there’s a fish for snackies!

    27. PattyK July 31, 2018 at 8:39 pm - Reply

      Such a wonderful incredible site! Squirmy up front for all the OZ folks to see! xoxoxo

      • PattyK July 31, 2018 at 8:45 pm - Reply

        Wish I was savvy enough to capture this…..hopefully the wonderful photographers here will see and shoot this moment….the family OZ! xoxoxo

    28. CarolV July 31, 2018 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      Isabella— A compliment to your abstract family! Headless Jane and George and a Squirmy tail!

      Forecast- 75 now, dropping to 70 by dawn. Ridiculous humidity. Clear for most of the night, 30% chance of t-storm at dawn.

      Wednesday- AUGUST 1-(what happened to July????) overcast most of the day, with 30-40% chance of t-storm between 8-11am. High of 81′ ….oh, did I mention humidity?????

      • Isabella July 31, 2018 at 11:40 pm - Reply

        CarolV…love it! Jane and George seem to be “headless” a lot. Too funny!

    29. CarolV July 31, 2018 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      @16:21- George brings in a BIG fish………
      ….Jane grabs it and it’s a flipping beakfull!
      ………There is a shadow towards the log at the closest edge of the nest… that would be Squirmy….
      The shadow moves closer to Jane and evidence points to Squirmy getting fed.

      • CarolV July 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm - Reply

        In case anyone noticed, I’ve started using an “enhance” feature on my pics. Brightens them up and sharpens the details. The pics I was taking were looking a little flat. Hope I’m not “cheating”!

        • Trinity July 31, 2018 at 9:26 pm - Reply

          Filters are so acceptable these days 😀

    30. CarolV July 31, 2018 at 6:11 pm - Reply

      George comes in with dried seaweed…….

      • CarolV July 31, 2018 at 6:14 pm - Reply

        Squirmy had just plopped down…………… George lands the bundle on her; then arranges them over her! No wonder Squirmy moved back to the porch!

        • Trinity July 31, 2018 at 9:27 pm - Reply

          Dad I clearly don’t need accessories, I’m fabulous !

    31. Isabella July 31, 2018 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      Another order off the sushi menu

      • Isabella July 31, 2018 at 5:20 pm - Reply

        Lunch with a view

        • Isabella July 31, 2018 at 5:24 pm - Reply

          A very full Squirmy looks over her “seadom” as mom and dad have a lunch date

          • Isabella July 31, 2018 at 5:28 pm - Reply

            Employing her feather “vents” Squirmy wishes she could go for a swim!

            • Isabella July 31, 2018 at 5:34 pm

              Up close and personal with George

            • Isabella July 31, 2018 at 5:38 pm

              George is having a think 🤔

            • Isabella July 31, 2018 at 5:44 pm

              Abstract family photo, Squirmy,Jane, and George’s tail

            • CarolV July 31, 2018 at 7:03 pm

              Especially love the family abstract!

            • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 11:17 am

              I noticed today that Squirmy was making use of those feathers “vents” to cool down! Barely has feathers and she’s controlling them already!

    32. CarolV July 31, 2018 at 4:25 pm - Reply

      Stick wars…………. Jane places the stick
      ………………………George moves it

    33. CarolV July 31, 2018 at 4:23 pm - Reply

      Look at this beautiful baby! There are still a few lines and patches of fuzzy down, but those feathers are filling in nicely.
      And look at that gorgeous amber eye!

      • Trinity July 31, 2018 at 9:28 pm - Reply

        I’d kill for a smokey eye like that !

    34. CarolV July 31, 2018 at 4:19 pm - Reply

      Managed to catch some feeding but it looked like the main meal was earlier. It looked like a well used leftover.
      Jane fed Squirmy a few bites before S walked away.
      George tried and S ate a bite or two.

      • CarolV July 31, 2018 at 7:08 pm - Reply

        Sorry– just noticed I posted wrong pics….. these are the feeding- or lack of- pics that should have gone here

    35. GinaM July 31, 2018 at 3:15 pm - Reply

      Squirmy, you have, by far, the Prettiest Pinfeathers on Peconic Bay.

    36. CarolV July 31, 2018 at 11:43 am - Reply

      Looks like camera 🎥 taking an hour break! Circling @10:59
      Couldn’t it have waited till after MY break?😫😜

    37. Karen July 31, 2018 at 11:28 am - Reply

      Hello, I have the swirl of doom on my camera. I have refreshed and reloaded several times. Does anyone else have this problem? Thanks!

      • CarolV July 31, 2018 at 3:57 pm - Reply

        Sometimes, the camera takes an hour break. If you notice, the time will usually stop.@ :59: odd secs..–i.e.- this a.m.- 10:59;00–it circles about 1 hour. This morning it probably came back about 11:59. Happens randomly. Quirk of the video.
        Refreshing and reloading futile. Just have to wait it out.

    38. kathryn July 31, 2018 at 11:28 am - Reply

      Hog Island osprey is now flying and exploring the surrounding.

    39. kathryn July 31, 2018 at 11:14 am - Reply

      Does anyone know if the osprey at the hog island Maine leave because there is no one there?

    40. Paula July 31, 2018 at 9:24 am - Reply

      Hi All,

      Great news! EM on Hog Island fledged this morning. Hooray! Every night I would say a prayer for her/him and every morning hold my breath when I logged on. Thankfully it looks like she’s going to make it!
      Also, guess what I saw on Boomerang channel last night? The premier episode of The Jetsons. The one where they get Rosie. It was as cute as I remembered!

      • CarolV July 31, 2018 at 3:59 pm - Reply

        Nostalgia! And the Jetsons! Too fun! Will have to look for Boomerang channel. Is it on Optimum cable on LI?

        • Paula July 31, 2018 at 6:16 pm - Reply

          I don’t know CarolV. I live in landlocked Ohio!

      • Isabella July 31, 2018 at 4:13 pm - Reply

        Paula….extra special to see a chick fledge from this nest. Thankfully Rachel’s vigilance paid off. She had many talon biting nights! Fly free Em!!

    41. CarolV July 31, 2018 at 5:47 am - Reply

      STR_EE-TT–CHHHH

      Preen..

      Fish- Daddy!…. and Jane claims it

      • CarolV July 31, 2018 at 6:13 am - Reply

        George is back, with a fish. Squirmy doesn’t approach.
        But now it looks and sounds like Squirmy is eating in the corner………….. another uniquely confusing morning at the OZ!

        • CarolV July 31, 2018 at 6:14 am - Reply

          And Jane is on the move……..

          • CarolV July 31, 2018 at 11:33 am - Reply

            Looks like another feeding about 8. I think George brought it and Jane took it, so I guess that’s Jane doing the honors.
            But working from phone so not sure 🤔
            I just hope I get right pics attached!

    42. CarolV July 31, 2018 at 5:15 am - Reply

      Camera is up…….. Squirmy is not……..

    43. CarolV July 30, 2018 at 7:43 pm - Reply

      About 5:30, I had been hearing distant thunder . There was a storm passing south of us, over the ocean and we had some sprinkles.
      This week is supposed to be a repeat of last week. Hazy, Hot, Humid.. Chance of t-storm just about every day.

      Right now, 76 and overcast. 67 by sunrise…………. Tomorrow- partly sunny- high of 77

      As we say good-night…… George is still working on that fish and Squirmy is in dreamland……………….

    44. CarolV July 30, 2018 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      18:42- George back….

      • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 7:19 pm - Reply

        PHOTO BOMB!
        I was just talking about you guys!

        • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 7:19 pm - Reply

          ..

        • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 7:22 pm - Reply

          HEY!
          Wait for me!!!!!
          Finally! Gets well fed!

          • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 9:36 pm - Reply

            CarolV…second wing pic is so cool!

            • Elizabeth July 31, 2018 at 8:23 am

              Ditto…Carol. Including the shots with the bees or yellow jacks.

            • CarolV August 1, 2018 at 11:23 am

              TY!!!

        • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 9:39 pm - Reply

          CarolV….after Hog Island, I’m horrified that there are wasp!!

          • CarolV July 31, 2018 at 5:11 am - Reply

            I know……………. that was my thought.

    45. CarolV July 30, 2018 at 6:33 pm - Reply

      @16:40- George brought what looked like a whole fish. He had no takers and stood for a long time before eating some himself.
      Jane finally moved in and took the fish to the right.

      • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 6:38 pm - Reply

        The bugs, I’m guessing yellow jackets, were all around from the moment George opened up that fish. Tried to show them but you can only see a few.

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        • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 6:40 pm - Reply

          When Squirmy woke, she looked around and did some preening. She didn’t show any interest in fish, IF there was any left.

    46. CarolV July 30, 2018 at 4:10 pm - Reply

      Jane was responsible, this time, for the branch in front of the lens……….

      • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 4:12 pm - Reply

        George came in with a fish while Jane was busy………

        • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 4:16 pm - Reply

          Jane got her stick where she wanted it…..and George was feeding Squirmy

          • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 4:18 pm - Reply

            After she finished placement to her satisfaction, Jane took the fish……….

            • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 4:37 pm

              Jane moved to right………. when Squirmy approached, she disappeared…. flew out?

            • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 4:39 pm

              When she came back, Jane was empty footed……. possibly left fish on right?

            • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 4:42 pm

              In any case, George was in @15:56- with a fish, and Squirmy got fed………….. and that’s all that counts!

    47. Admin Shelli July 30, 2018 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      Hello everyone! This NAME discussion has gotten a bit heated and I will no longer approve any comments about this issue.
      There have been several comments that add nothing positive to the group therefore they were not posted.

      This should be a fun, safe place to come to and chat about these amazing birds! Not a place to come and bash others!

      • MFPI July 30, 2018 at 4:48 pm - Reply

        Thank You.

      • Elizabeth July 31, 2018 at 8:28 am - Reply

        Thank You Shelli. There is enough nastiness going on in the country, we don’t need it here.

    48. CarolV July 30, 2018 at 11:45 am - Reply

      Squirmy found a good use for
      The slingshot!
      And is noticing everything!

    49. CarolV July 30, 2018 at 5:49 am - Reply

      Is that breakfish? Squirmy getting in shape to be stuffed………..Think Mom took it off for a farewell fly……

      • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 5:58 am - Reply

        Whoop! Dar it is!!!

        • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 11:52 am - Reply

          🐠

          • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 5:15 pm - Reply

            Caught another feeding on my break ….. not many details.
            George brought a fish, which Jane took.
            Then I was able to catch George feeding Squirmy about 9:30nor so….

            • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 6:44 pm

              Let me add.. I think that was George…. but my memory ain’t what it used to be!!!!!!!! {;*]]

    50. CarolV July 30, 2018 at 5:19 am - Reply

      Squirmy a little restless in the moonlight…….

      • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 5:34 am - Reply

        Squirmy up and chirping ….. where’s the breakfish??????????

        Everybody….HAGD!

    51. Isabella July 30, 2018 at 4:07 am - Reply

      Michael

    52. Isabella July 30, 2018 at 1:47 am - Reply

      Michael G.Martin….I’ve been “out “ sick for awhile. I thankfully missed the name drama. Had to scroll down to see what you were talking about. The way you feel about this,is the way I felt when people were dissing Jane. I never understood what their problem was. She didn’t abandon the chick, nor attack it like a mom did on another nest. She is a sweet,doting mom. I’m just thrilled after all that happened early on, to have a chick that will fledge. “We now have one, we feared there would be none”. …our baby will soon fly free….another season we hope to see….isn’t that all that matters?

      • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 1:51 am - Reply

        Ps….Peace to you too!….hope you continue watching to enjoy Jane,George and Squirmy.

    53. Isabella July 29, 2018 at 11:33 pm - Reply

      Someone seemed perplexed by the “slingshot “……then gave up!

      • Isabella July 29, 2018 at 11:37 pm - Reply

        What to do with these “clown feet”! Lol

        • Isabella July 29, 2018 at 11:41 pm - Reply

          Wing show!

          • Isabella July 29, 2018 at 11:44 pm - Reply

            Were you watching the show?

            • Isabella July 29, 2018 at 11:47 pm

              Beautiful feather pattern!

            • Isabella July 29, 2018 at 11:50 pm

              Let me just move this pain in the butt stick!

            • Isabella July 29, 2018 at 11:52 pm

              Uh oh! Mom caught me!

            • Isabella July 29, 2018 at 11:55 pm

              Wing show…act 2

            • Isabella July 29, 2018 at 11:56 pm

              Show’s over!

            • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 12:00 am

              Okay, daddy O is out of the way. I am the star of this show!

            • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 12:02 am

              Excuse me, some alarming going on! I must “pancake “!

            • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 12:06 am

              Hey guys, what’s going on?

            • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 12:08 am

              Wing and foot stretch

            • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 12:11 am

              Tune in tomorrow for another show, starring me, Squirmy!

            • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 12:13 am

              Good night 😴!

            • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 12:16 am

              Update on the only club….this is Em “helicoptering” , while proud Mamma Rachel looks on

            • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 12:23 am

              l’el’e from hellgate . She just realized she’s an osprey! Lol

            • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 12:25 am

              Twee2 from Chesapeake bay

            • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 12:34 am

              Last but not least, the baby of the club, Squirmy!

            • CarolV July 31, 2018 at 11:27 am

              Always tune in for the Squirmy show!

          • Trinity July 30, 2018 at 8:05 am - Reply

            Love these !!

            • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 1:06 pm

              Trinity 😊. Thank you!

        • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 6:48 pm - Reply

          Thanks, Isabella. The kid is a camera hog, now that she’s found it! Love all the shots.
          Do you know the origin of the name L’el’e? Very unusual

          • Admin Shelli July 30, 2018 at 7:49 pm - Reply

            How L’el’e got her name from Dr. Erik Greene:

            Louis is named in honor of Louis Adams, a revered Salish Elder who gave a traditional blessing to the Missoula College site and the osprey nest. This Hellgate site was very special to Louis Adams, since his Grandmother spent time in a teepee right across the Clark Fork River.

            At that time, Stanley was Iris’ mate but he did not return during the spring 2016 breeding season. We suspect that Stanley died over the winter. Louis Adams died on 25 April 2016, and just a short time later a new male showed up at the Hellgate nest. Iris accepted him immediately, and we were honored that the Adams family let us name this new male Louis in memory of Louis Adams.

            When the Missoula College was opened, Myrna Dumontier and Arleen Adams (two of Louis Adam’s children) gave wonderful talks about Louis and the importance of education and the environment. We were delighted that the Adams family agreed to suggest a name for the new chick!

            It is L’el’e who was Louis Adam’s auntie. This is very special, since now Louis and Iris’ chick also has a name that continues the tradition of the Adams family.

            • CarolV July 31, 2018 at 4:09 pm

              Thanks, Shelli, for the explanation. Got a little chill from the coincidence of the passings. Wonderful story, beautiful name.

            • Admin Shelli July 31, 2018 at 4:45 pm

              You’re welcome Carol….and yes, the timing was very spooky indeed

          • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

            Hi CarolV! I didn’t forget you asked about the name. I answered you on page 157. But I see Shelli filled you in! Thx Shelli!😊

            • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 9:33 pm

              And thx for the 👍 on my pics!

            • CarolV July 31, 2018 at 4:10 pm

              Sorry, Isabella, but I haven’t paged back lately. Thanks to you, too.
              And I appreciate all your pics.

      • nfc July 30, 2018 at 5:27 am - Reply

        Isabella— loved your sequence of pictures with the captions. Thanks.

        • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 1:08 pm - Reply

          nfc. 😊. Thank you!

    54. CarolV July 29, 2018 at 10:50 pm - Reply

      Good night from OZ….
      Clear skies, 72 now; dropping to 66 by sunrise,;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
      Monday- partly cloudy, high 0.

      • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 5:20 am - Reply

        That would be high 80…. not the Arctic!

    55. CarolV July 29, 2018 at 8:07 pm - Reply

      We’ve seen those cute feet–
      We know about the beautiful amber eyes………

      • CarolV July 29, 2018 at 8:10 pm - Reply

        Now a good look at those bursting wing feathers!

    56. CarolV July 29, 2018 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      Sorry to hear this, Mike…..
      Just like any family, squabbles happen over stupid things, Hopefully, everyone takes a beat, gets over it and moves on.
      Hope you’re back sooner rather than later. Love your common sense and humor.
      And peace be with you, too

    57. Trinity July 29, 2018 at 6:44 pm - Reply

      Time stamp 18:41; Squirmy is ready for stardom !! Up close and personal

    58. CarolV July 29, 2018 at 6:04 pm - Reply

      I see George …… I see a fish…… I see Squirmy heading that way…….. more than we’ve seen this afternoon!
      Guessing leftovers from an hour ago

    59. CarolV July 29, 2018 at 4:50 pm - Reply

      I’m guessing this is feeding time….. Squirmy migrated right and I could hear her happy eating squees There’s a shadow from right and looks like one from perch…. They are not making this exciting…….

      • CarolV July 29, 2018 at 5:05 pm - Reply

        George brings some seaweed and goes back to perch.

    60. CarolV July 29, 2018 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      I see something new has been added and, of course, it was George! Love how he stands back to inspect his work!

    61. Carol Valk July 29, 2018 at 2:32 pm - Reply

      A little after 2pm, all action moved to right. I suspect George brought a fish, which Jane then took for a quick flight, to land @14:11…. The fish has grass hanging from it. Looks kind of small…
      In any case, happy Squirmy squeals could be heard for the next several minutes.

    62. Carol Valk July 29, 2018 at 2:10 pm - Reply

      Baby steps………..

    63. CarolV July 29, 2018 at 11:33 am - Reply

      SQUIRMY! If you want to make an Squirmy-cize video, you have to step back from the cam!

    64. CarolV July 29, 2018 at 10:52 am - Reply

      George stops in……… Jane is “wheep, wheeping” on the perch….. and Squirmy is chirping away…….. Yes, George, sounds like a lunch order to me!

      • CarolV July 29, 2018 at 10:53 am - Reply

        HEY! Excuse me! Is this where I place an order?????

        • CarolV July 29, 2018 at 10:55 am - Reply

          Jane and George both alerting and Squirmy does a compromise pancake………… she wants to watch the action!

        • Trinity July 29, 2018 at 4:29 pm - Reply

          Obnoxious customer alert 😀

        • Karen DeLong July 29, 2018 at 8:47 pm - Reply

          OMG Carol! I about fell over my chair laughing!

          • CarolV July 30, 2018 at 5:26 am - Reply

            Squirmy is just tooooo adorable!

    65. CarolV July 29, 2018 at 10:02 am - Reply

      George releases an eggbert………

    66. CarolV July 29, 2018 at 7:44 am - Reply

      HOW DA YA LIKE ME NOW????? See my pretty feathers? And my “scary ” beak? And-and- My bright eye???? “I feel pretty, oh so pretty…. lalala”

      • CarolV July 29, 2018 at 8:01 am - Reply

        We now have Squirmy TV,,,,,,,,,,,,, she has settled in front of the camera…

    67. CarolV July 29, 2018 at 7:29 am - Reply

      Sunday morning breakfish @5:27- Looks like Squirmy saw it coming—
      George does the shopping– Jane takes the groceries. She flew out with it

      • CarolV July 29, 2018 at 7:32 am - Reply

        Jane is back– looks like she had a nibble- Feeding in the no-see right.

        • CarolV July 29, 2018 at 8:06 am - Reply

          There were 2 more feedings.- 6:07 and 7:00– I think George found the first fish abandoned by Jane. She doesn’t follow George’s habit of carrying it around

    68. Betsy July 29, 2018 at 5:57 am - Reply

      The chick is 4 weeks old today. Its egg tooth has been gone for a few days.

      4-week-old chicks are about 11 1/2 to 13 inches long. (https://www.cumauriceriver.org/conservation-wildlife/avian/osprey/osprey-eggs-to-flight-slideshow/) By the age of 30 days, the chicks have already gained 75% of their adult body weight; the growth of the body slows down at this stage, while the feathers are growing rapidly. (http://individual.utoronto.ca/ali_naqvi/osprey.htm)

    69. Betsy July 29, 2018 at 5:47 am - Reply

      Gracie was briefly on the nest yesterday evening. This is Jane flying past the nest chasing Gracie away.

      • CarolV July 29, 2018 at 10:07 am - Reply

        Jane was definitely on edge yesterday …
        There’s a lot of yelling this morning, too!

      • Isabella July 30, 2018 at 12:58 am - Reply

        Betsy….I’ve been sick for awhile. Trying to catch up some today. Did you get a pic of Gracie? I wonder about her…is she on another nest, have a new mate, chicks of her own?

    70. CarolV July 28, 2018 at 11:26 pm - Reply

      {Posted this and got lost}-jic it pops in—

      75 now @11pm. High clouds clearing thru morning. Humidity dropping….yea!!!!!!!!!!! Temp 68 by sunrise

      Sunday supposed to be a beautiful day,,,,, low humidity; temp low 80s; some clouds but mostly sunny..

      Blue screen cleared temporarily to show this full moon……… HAGN!

    71. CarolV July 28, 2018 at 11:18 pm - Reply

      SUNDAY—- Happy 4week birthday, Squirmy!

    72. CarolV July 28, 2018 at 6:18 pm - Reply

      17:26- George comes in with a fish – no takers…

      • CarolV July 28, 2018 at 6:21 pm - Reply

        2nd pic above… George was back @17:52 and finally drew some interest…

        Squirmy filled the tank…

        • CarolV July 28, 2018 at 6:34 pm - Reply

          Something is bothering Jane…. doing a lot of calling…. George doesn’t seem to care…….

    73. CarolV July 28, 2018 at 5:53 pm - Reply

      INTRUDER!
      Jane fell backwards over Squirmy! Caught herself
      Looks like George ( by Jane’s chest chased the pest ( off left side of nest)

    74. CarolV July 28, 2018 at 5:26 pm - Reply

      Squirmy-cising! Looks like Jane joined in…tee-hee-
      I think S is trying to use those clod-hoppers attached to her legs………

    75. CarolV July 28, 2018 at 5:18 pm - Reply

      @16:19- George delivers a good sized fish…. Jane claimed it.
      Squirmy checks to see if dinner has been prepared..
      Jane feeds for a while; they take a break and round 2 starts 16:37-

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