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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

    43,165 Comments

    1. CarolV August 10, 2018 at 11:58 am - Reply

      Jane brings in her OWN fish! And not without drama!

      Ist approach…….

      • CarolV August 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm - Reply

        a little Jaws music….dum, dum….dum, DUM… Dum, DUM………

        • CarolV August 10, 2018 at 12:01 pm - Reply

          ..

          • CarolV August 10, 2018 at 12:06 pm - Reply

            Fish thief!!!!!… or he tried. Jane veered off and circled around.
            If you can, go back to about 9:03 ish and watch…. you can just catch him coming thru the sun’s path and swooping down to meet Jane ….. I missed it the first time thru because I was scrolling to catch a fish delivery. Went back for better pictures and was as startled as Jane!

            A video would be nice…. hinty, hinty….

            • CarolV August 10, 2018 at 12:08 pm

              2nd approach and arrival!

            • CarolV August 10, 2018 at 12:10 pm

              Good sized fish and a flipper!
              Jane went over to Squirmy and fed her well.

              Meant to mention…. I could hear George; may have been on perch. Seems to be a good bit of alerting this a.m.

    2. Isabella August 10, 2018 at 11:32 am - Reply

      Squirmy gets a visitor

      • CarolV August 10, 2018 at 3:26 pm - Reply

        I haven’t seen them lately! Hear them, tho……….

    3. CarolV August 10, 2018 at 10:57 am - Reply

      LAURA: I hope things are working out with your osprey nest! Please let us know what happened! Seems like you were doing all you could…..
      These osprey rescues always take time to co-ordinate, while we worry about the animal and want things done NOW……… Thank you for all you do to keep the beach clean and advocate for its improvement

      • Laura August 10, 2018 at 7:58 pm - Reply

        Hi Carol, I have tried to post something but I don’t know if it went through. I went to the nest this morning and they are all free and safe. There was a stick with curling ribbon from a balloon or two hanging from the nest. I went through previous photos and did not see this on any of them. I am guessing this was the problem last night. Just grateful they are free and doing fine. I have tried to post the photo of the ribbon but don’t know if it went through. Thank you for your help and for caring!

        • Paula August 11, 2018 at 10:51 am - Reply

          Hi Laura
          I’m glad they are all safe for now. Every time I see people having a balloon release this is what I worry about. The birds that get stuck in the strings and the fish, whales and turtles that eat the balloons. I wish people who want to honor a loved one or whatever the reason for the balloons would find a better way. I know there’s something better and safer for our wildlife!

    4. CarolV August 10, 2018 at 7:42 am - Reply

      Squirmy and George spending time-

      • CarolV August 10, 2018 at 7:45 am - Reply

        OK………. Lately, I’ve caught my program throwing random pictures on to my sequence posts……….. missed one!!! Can’t even say when that random picture was! Blast from the past!

    5. CarolV August 10, 2018 at 7:32 am - Reply

      Squirmy does a somersault…..started as a stretch-

      • CarolV August 10, 2018 at 7:34 am - Reply

        . ended with a wobble…..

        OK-OK- I’m fine! Hmm- that was sorta fun!

      • Isabella August 10, 2018 at 11:33 pm - Reply

        So cute! And somersaults were fun!! Waaay back when!

    6. CarolV August 10, 2018 at 7:29 am - Reply

      Breakfish was a snack…..
      George brought something- which Jane took out.
      Came back with a tail…….. Guess we had leftovers? Squirmy was fed.

    7. Isabella August 9, 2018 at 10:09 pm - Reply

      Goodnight Ozland!

    8. CarolV August 9, 2018 at 9:02 pm - Reply

      Video starting to shut down…….

      Squirmy cuddling in…….

      81 now; clear skies overnight….71 by dawn…… Sunny tomorrow, mid -high 80s

      HAGN!

    9. CarolV August 9, 2018 at 8:34 pm - Reply

      George is in with a headless, tailless fish…. well used!
      Jane takes it and Squirmy lines up.
      Jane pauses, watching something, while Squirmy tries to levitate that fish to her mouth…

      • CarolV August 9, 2018 at 8:37 pm - Reply

        George hung around, overseeing the feeding…………Squirmy ate well.

      • Isabella August 9, 2018 at 10:13 pm - Reply

        Last pic is too funny! Looks like she’s trying to hypnotize the fish!

    10. CarolV August 9, 2018 at 8:14 pm - Reply

      George comes in to join Jane on the perch………
      And Squirmy is wondering how she can get there!

      • CarolV August 9, 2018 at 8:27 pm - Reply

        Watching Mom nestorate………..

        • CarolV August 9, 2018 at 8:29 pm - Reply

          Wingersize sessions are getting longer……… and she went tippy-toe briefly!

          • CarolV August 9, 2018 at 8:30 pm - Reply

            Love ya, Mom!

            • Meli August 9, 2018 at 10:31 pm

              Oooooo. So sweet. Looks like Squirmy inherited Jane’s “feather collar”. Like mother, like Squirmy.

    11. Laura August 9, 2018 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      I need some help. I was just at Cedar Beach in Southold and it appears one or two Osprey might be caught in a rope. Mom and a baby are going nuts, One baby did fly, mom went to but was held down some how. Mom tried to fly but could not get air. Someone please tell me who to contact at this hour. Thank you

      • Helen August 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm - Reply

        I would call Evelyn Alexander Animal Rehab in Hampton Bays 631-728-4200. If you want to call me 6317490066

        • Laura August 9, 2018 at 10:50 pm - Reply

          Thank you Helen. I did call them and they are suppose to come in the morning. Said they need to coordinate with the fire department. I will go back early and check on the status. I went back after I posted these and mom still could not get air. I am not sure one baby has fledged. I think they both have but could be wrong. I have blown lots of pics up and don’t see what is holding mom down. I have seen filament in the past and perhaps that’s what it is. Dad flew in with a fish but the juvenile that can fly seemed to get it all. Became dark and I went home.

      • helen August 9, 2018 at 8:03 pm - Reply

        also call Southold PD 631-765-2600. let me know if you need further help

        • Laura August 9, 2018 at 10:51 pm - Reply

          I called Southold PD first. They gave me numbers for Wildlife Rehab and DEC in Stony Brook. Of course, DEC had a recording and never returned my call

      • CarolV August 9, 2018 at 8:23 pm - Reply

        I hope you found someone. This isn’t a site for rapid response. Did you try to call police, who might have given you a number for a rescue group? Hope things worked out.

        If you didn’t get this resolved, try calling these people – open 9-5 on Friday… they may know a group on the North Fork who could help.
        This is a wildlife rescue group ……
        228 W Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, NY 11946 · (631) 728-4200

        God luck….

        • Laura August 9, 2018 at 11:00 pm - Reply

          Hi Carol, I did call PD first and got some phone numbers. Called the emergency number for the rescue and spoke with someone. They said they will send someone out in the morning as they have to coordinate with fire dept. I wish they would call PSEG but it’s not my call. Went back and watched family until it became too dark. Mom still could not get air but things were calmer. Dad flew in with a fish and the juvenile that flew today got it. Mom didn’t even attempt to eat any. Other juvenile didn’t get any. Hoping dad brings in more. Zoomed in on pics on the computer and cannot figure out what is keeping her down. I think it is something in her talon. Things were quite stressful in the nest when I first arrived. Took a walk and when I got back to my car it was chaos. Hoping whatever is holding her down, resolves itself during the night.

          • Laura August 10, 2018 at 7:54 pm - Reply

            Hi All, I just want to update you on the Osprey situation in Southold. I went down there this morning and the Ospreys are all fine and free. I am trying to post a picture of what I found but am having a hard time with that. On the outside of the nest was a stick with curling ribbon from a balloon or two. I went through all my previous photos and did not see this in any. I am guessing this was the problem last night. Just am very grateful they are all fine. Thank you all for your responses and for caring!

      • Meli August 9, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

        Not sure, I wish I knew!!!! I am hoping someone guided you already. This is so sad… last year a baby osprey died hanging from fishing line I think at the same nest… maybe call the fire dpt, I am hoping they might be able to tell you who to call? I wish there were some really tough fines for those discarding of garbage on beaches … I am cleaning the beaches each time I go to one, having our beautiful ospreys on my mind, including our OZ ospreys… sadly, I always end up with a giant bag of trash, including fishing line, hooks, bottles, baloons, beer cans… I often see others cleaning the garbage on the beaches as well… it makes me happy to see when people care… keep us posted… hope you were able to contact someone…. fingers crossed….

        • Lau August 9, 2018 at 11:12 pm - Reply

          This is the same nest that the baby hung from last year. I am the person who found it and reported it. I am hoping nothing like that ever happens again. I walk that beach a lot and have collected bags of filament, string and fishing hooks . There is so much garbage, waste and human feces on that beach. It’s so horrible. I ran into people from the Parks Dept. there one day. Had a long conversation with them and pointed out a lot of things to them. Have to say, these guys were great. I have found, they are making an effort to clean it better since then. I have also seen Marine Police and the DEC there a few times monitoring the fishing. Tonight I called the PD, got some numbers and contacted the rescue group. They are suppose to come in the morning. Will try and get up early and see how they made out during the night. Am hoping, mom will have freed herself by then. Took lots of pics and blew them up and cannot see anything holding her down. It has to be in her talon. Hoping with rest, she will free herself. Saw her try and fly a few more times when I went back tonight, she would go and then get pulled down. I hate drones but tonight I was wishing I had one!!

          • Meli August 10, 2018 at 11:19 am - Reply

            Very sad and frustrating … thanks for doing all you do. I am praying all turns out ok today for these ospreys….

      • Meli August 9, 2018 at 9:44 pm - Reply

        The Cornell marine college is right there at Cedar Beach. I am sure they could also help if they wanted too. It’s called Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center.

      • Isabella August 9, 2018 at 10:17 pm - Reply

        What a horror to witness! Please keep us posted

    12. Isabella August 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      Squirmy again got her foot hung up by a twig. Again chirped her annoyance!

      • Isabella August 9, 2018 at 4:03 pm - Reply

        Funky feet and fluffy feathers

      • Isabella August 9, 2018 at 4:17 pm - Reply

        Hey!! I need wing room!! Hellgate family photo with monkey ( L’el’e) in the middle

    13. CarolV August 9, 2018 at 3:46 pm - Reply

      @11:35- George arrived with a BE-U-TI-FUL bluefish ! And no one wanted it!

      • CarolV August 9, 2018 at 3:50 pm - Reply

        Jane flew out. George dissected the face, then flew by Squirmy……….. Squirmy moved!
        I’m guessing there was a previous fish???

        Jane came in and went over by George and it looked like she may have shared.

        • CarolV August 9, 2018 at 3:52 pm - Reply

          HEY! Am I getting a tan? Freckles like Mom??

          • CarolV August 9, 2018 at 3:53 pm - Reply

            After 1pm, Squirmy joined the rightside action and I think she was fed.

    14. Isabella August 9, 2018 at 1:08 pm - Reply

      Squirmy watched Jane fly in with a stick

      • Isabella August 9, 2018 at 1:21 pm - Reply

        George came in with a fish. After being pecked by George before.Jane the “stepford” wife was afraid to approach . Squirmy decided she would eat. George fed her . Jane gave George the “cold” shoulder . Than left.

        • Isabella August 9, 2018 at 1:29 pm - Reply

          The long tale of the whale 🐳……George came in with a whale of a fish. Jane approached. George mantled.

          • Isabella August 9, 2018 at 1:33 pm - Reply

            Jane moved over by Squirmy. Then took off.

            • Isabella August 9, 2018 at 1:42 pm

              George started to eat. Then finally dragged the whale over to Squirmy. She turned away.” I don’t want your stinking fish” she looks at us to rely her parental woes

            • Isabella August 9, 2018 at 1:48 pm

              Squirmy watches Jane fly in. She cautiously nears George. He must have regretted his behavior because he fed Jane. All is well in Ozland for now. THE END

            • CarolV August 9, 2018 at 8:49 pm

              It’s been odd watching how George has been treating Jane. I guess he’s trying to teach her something. It’s just an odd year all around! I wonder if George is confused at having a young chick this late in the season!

    15. CarolV August 9, 2018 at 7:59 am - Reply

      Sittin’ in the sunlight
      ……watchin’ all the fuzzies fly…
      …………………………itchin’ in the sunlight
      ………………………………… waitin’ as the sun gets high…

      Another HHH day……… yippee……………..

    16. CarolV August 9, 2018 at 7:49 am - Reply

      George comes in to do nestorations…….. Note that Jane is behind him re- moving what he just moved! Couples!

      • Isabella August 9, 2018 at 6:52 pm - Reply

        That’s my girl! I’m really going to miss Jane!

    17. CarolV August 9, 2018 at 6:24 am - Reply

      06:08- Squirmy watches as George brings in breakfish and hands it to Jane with no shenanigans ………. She takes it off to clean it

      Having a brief shower on the South Fork…. Wonder if it makes it up there?

      • CarolV August 9, 2018 at 6:34 am - Reply

        Jane is back and Squirmy is ready.
        Jane seems distracted and gazing off to the right. Squirmy makes a reach for the fish, reminding Jane to get back to Squirmy biz!

        • CarolV August 9, 2018 at 6:52 am - Reply

          A quick pose after breakfast…….

        • Isabella August 9, 2018 at 4:24 pm - Reply

          Nice shot of Jane flying in with fish!

    18. CarolV August 9, 2018 at 5:24 am - Reply

      Squirmy looks like an impressionist painting in this low light…………. flapping to wake up those wings!

      GM, Peeples!

      • CarolV August 9, 2018 at 5:29 am - Reply

        Here’s our pretty chicky!

        • CarolV August 9, 2018 at 5:54 am - Reply

          “Here comes the sun, little darlin’…………”

          • CarolV August 9, 2018 at 6:06 am - Reply

            A beakful of baby fuzz…………….. preen those itchies out!

          • Isabella August 9, 2018 at 4:22 pm - Reply

            Pretty !

      • Trinity August 9, 2018 at 1:59 pm - Reply

        Reminiscent of Monet & Renoir landscapes, two of my favs.

      • Isabella August 9, 2018 at 4:23 pm - Reply

        Good morning! Nice pics!

      • Isabella August 9, 2018 at 6:54 pm - Reply

        Morning stretch…nice pics!

    19. Isabella August 8, 2018 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      Goodnight Ozland!

    20. Isabella August 8, 2018 at 8:38 pm - Reply

      Squirmy watching mom or dad fly

      • Trinity August 9, 2018 at 10:42 am - Reply

        You’ll be up there soon little one !

    21. CarolV August 8, 2018 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      Squirmy covers a lot of acreage now!
      Forecast- 79 now @ 8pm, dropping to 74 by dawn. Overcast
      Thursday- partly sunny; sunny later in day. Temps mid-high 80s.

    22. Isabella August 8, 2018 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      Squirmy was like Ariel trying out her “new” legs

      • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 8:02 pm - Reply

        Oopsy daisy!

        • Trinity August 9, 2018 at 10:43 am - Reply

          Their growth cycle is so fast from hatching to full grown, it must be so strange to experience all those new limbs, etc….

    23. CarolV August 8, 2018 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      Not sure what Jane is up to……. she landed at left and hustled to the corner…. almost looked like she was laying down.

      Nice tail feathers…..

    24. CarolV August 8, 2018 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      Squirmy under Jane’s tail………….. I thought she might be getting some leftovers………

    25. CarolV August 8, 2018 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      About 18:16– George was in and out, playing keep-away with the fish.. Jane tried hard to get it.

      • CarolV August 8, 2018 at 7:41 pm - Reply

        Jane was persistent and took it.

        • CarolV August 8, 2018 at 7:46 pm - Reply

          There was shuffling and scuffling on the right and I’m not sure who fed her, but I think Squirmy got fed. Then she backed away from her crazy parents………..

          • CarolV August 8, 2018 at 8:25 pm - Reply

            ..Think she was eating here……. or begging.

        • Isabella August 9, 2018 at 6:59 pm - Reply

          You go girl!, extra cool pic of Jane taking fish!!!

    26. CarolV August 8, 2018 at 5:34 pm - Reply

      George brought in a fish- my son says a tautog or blackfish- When Jane took it, it went flipping across the nest and Jane had to scramble to catch it again.

      • CarolV August 8, 2018 at 5:55 pm - Reply

        OK– I’m amending that story!!!
        George the mighty fisherman brought in TWO different fish!
        @15:46- George brought in one. Jane had it and did a sudden fly-out, with grasses flying everywhere.

        • CarolV August 8, 2018 at 5:57 pm - Reply

          Jane was back in minutes with what might be a shell??

          • CarolV August 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

            George came in behind her with a fish. It’s possible the first one was left on the right no-see zone and George picked it up and flew around …. who knows? So much remains a mystery on that right side.!!

            Anyhow, this is when Jane almost lost the fish.!

            • CarolV August 8, 2018 at 6:10 pm

              Looked like Squirmy was getting fed…..no audio today…

    27. Isabella August 8, 2018 at 5:19 pm - Reply

      George flew in with a small fish 🐟

      • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 5:21 pm - Reply

        Jane took it

        • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 5:23 pm - Reply

          Jane showing us the fish

          • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 5:38 pm - Reply

            The fish tried to escape, when it happened,it startled me and Jane! Jane quickly got it under control

            • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 5:42 pm

              That fish has no chance now!…..she went to the right to feed Squirmy

            • nfc August 8, 2018 at 7:45 pm

              Isabella- thanks for the info on the fish. I was just in time to play it back with the four hr window. It is so good when the time is shown.

            • CarolV August 8, 2018 at 8:27 pm

              That WAS funny! Not for the fish, of course. But it was quick!

            • Isabella August 9, 2018 at 12:38 am

              nfc..😊. CarolV…😊

    28. CarolV August 8, 2018 at 5:05 pm - Reply

      Hangin’ with Mom and Dad

      • CarolV August 8, 2018 at 5:06 pm - Reply

        Never too big to need your mama!

    29. CarolV August 8, 2018 at 5:03 pm - Reply

      YYYYAAAAAYYYYYY! Our check box is back! Thank you! ADMIN Shelli and AIDan!

    30. Cheongyei August 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm - Reply

      Nice to see squirmy getting more stable standing up and walking!!

    31. Isabella August 8, 2018 at 11:05 am - Reply

      I am posting pics separately so they are in order. Somehow they are “reading” bottom to top. Posting without the check box, not being able to view what you post . Takes much more time. Also my post at times are separated with other people’s post in between. Shelli….. can this be fixed? Or is this it for the season?

      • Admin Shelli August 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm - Reply

        I will look into this further…I’m not sure what’s going on.

      • Admin Shelli August 8, 2018 at 1:27 pm - Reply

        Aidan thinks it may be a new WordPress update which caused the changes…if that’s the case then there’s nothing we can do about it – he’s looking into it further and will let me know if he finds anything out.

        • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 4:02 pm - Reply

          Thx Shelli!

          • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 4:05 pm - Reply

            Squirmy got a twig caught on her foot and chirp,chirp,chirped her annoyance!

            • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 4:10 pm

              Jane makes a heart ❤️ with her wings!

            • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 4:12 pm

              Girls just want to stay cool!!

            • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 4:13 pm

              Oops!

            • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 4:14 pm

              Aww! The Mamma and me

            • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 4:21 pm

              Lunch right on time! Squirmy ate for a looong time!

            • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 4:22 pm

              Abstract family photo

            • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 4:27 pm

              Squirmy tried to stay hanging with Mamma and Daddy O, but her full belly won out!

            • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 4:29 pm

              Yes , hallelujah! The check box and awaiting moderation is back! Thank you 😊!!

            • CarolV August 8, 2018 at 8:32 pm

              Glad to see lunch posted! Tried posting from phone and it’s probably still sitting there! Don’t know whether I need a new phone or new provider…….. not working the way it used to……….

    32. Pattie Hoolie August 8, 2018 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Squirmy has moms markings Excellent!

      • Joan August 8, 2018 at 12:30 pm - Reply

        Is George feeding Squirmy or Jane?

        • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 4:51 pm - Reply

          Joan…George came in with lunch at noon. Feed squirmy for an hour. Jane got the tail

      • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 4:31 pm - Reply

        Pattie….was just thinking that today. She has mom’s fancy feathers!

    33. CarolV August 8, 2018 at 5:30 am - Reply

      Squirmy was up and moving things when the alarm call sounded. She just collapsed in to this pancake! I could see what was probably the pest flying over the bay.

    34. CarolV August 8, 2018 at 5:19 am - Reply

      GM, Squirmy! Could you stay in view, just like this today?????

      There was some crazy weather on the west end of LI late yesterday, but not out here. Can’t tell if we even had a shower overnight. Another HHH day. Everyone, take care, stay cool and enjoy our osprey!

    35. Isabella August 7, 2018 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      Then stepped on Squirmy who let out a squeal!

    36. Isabella August 7, 2018 at 10:20 pm - Reply

      Jane is getting ready for the storm

      • Trinity August 8, 2018 at 8:52 am - Reply

        The lightning strikes & thunder went on for two straights hours in central Nassau last night. I always worry about local wildlife during bad storms.

        • CarolV August 8, 2018 at 8:34 pm - Reply

          I saw on the news how bad things were to the west! That was a crazy storm! I don’t think we even had rain…………….

    37. Isabella August 7, 2018 at 10:16 pm - Reply

      Was it something I said?

    38. Isabella August 7, 2018 at 10:15 pm - Reply

      Having a chat

    39. Isabella August 7, 2018 at 10:13 pm - Reply

      The mrs. and mr.

    40. CarolV August 7, 2018 at 8:05 pm - Reply

      Happy to see the tree was chopped down!

      Squirmy did some exploring before settling in.
      George stopped by to say good night.
      Jane checked in before going to perch.

      And l’heure bleu settles in…… At least there looked like a good breeze at the nest on another HHH day….80 now, dropping to 74 about dawn…. 30-50% chance of a t-storm between 1-4am……. Hump day! Mid 80s and partly sunny……..
      …………………………………………………………………………………..HAGN!

    41. CarolV August 7, 2018 at 7:49 pm - Reply

      Jane flew out suddenly, sending the fish flying towards Squirmy.
      Squirmy was heading toward fish, when Jane came back in and made a beeline to beat Squirmy….. and fed the kid some more……..

      • Isabella August 8, 2018 at 4:37 pm - Reply

        CarolV…first pic is so funny if one didn’t know what happened. “Headless fish comes back to life “ lol! Great pic!!

    42. CarolV August 7, 2018 at 7:45 pm - Reply

      I feel sorry for Jane. as she makes several attempts to head for the fish but just paces. George has been clear that he wants to take over feeding lately.
      Finally, G lets Jane have the fish and she takes over the feeding.

    43. CarolV August 7, 2018 at 7:41 pm - Reply

      @18:42- Squirmy spots Dad and Mr. Porgy coming to dinner.
      Squirmy asks ” Where ya goin’?” as George fly-hops right.
      Jane and Squirmy both head in.

    44. CarolV August 7, 2018 at 5:10 pm - Reply

      Cannot pass up a good wing shot!

    45. CarolV August 7, 2018 at 4:57 pm - Reply

      Like father, like Squirmy!

    46. CarolV August 7, 2018 at 4:11 pm - Reply

      A tree grows in OZland…………………….Jane brought a plant; George planted a tree………

      Squirmy will never be back into view…………

    47. Isabella August 7, 2018 at 2:04 pm - Reply

      This!!

    48. Isabella August 7, 2018 at 2:03 pm - Reply

      Just to do…….

    49. Isabella August 7, 2018 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      George

    50. Isabella August 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Reply

      George took a quick fly out and back

    51. CarolV August 7, 2018 at 12:51 pm - Reply

      12:21- in again….. George seemed to be sharing with Jane when they did an intruder chase.
      George is back and eating the danged fish himself!!!!!

    52. CarolV August 7, 2018 at 12:47 pm - Reply

      There were so many ins and outs…….. without fish, with fish……….. happenings on the right……… I lost track and still don’t know if it was one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish….or bunker!

    53. CarolV August 7, 2018 at 12:42 pm - Reply

      George is in with a partial fish and Squirmy bellies up to the bar……..

      • Trinity August 7, 2018 at 7:35 pm - Reply

        First class service for Squirmy 😀

    54. CarolV August 7, 2018 at 12:40 pm - Reply

      Jane brings in greenery……… Squirmy checks it out but is not impressed…………..

    55. Isabella August 7, 2018 at 12:27 pm - Reply

      Pretty please with sugar on top!! Check box come back!!!!!

      • CarolV August 7, 2018 at 3:32 pm - Reply

        I know- real P.I.T.A. filling in info each time! And without pending comments, it’s hard to do a story sequence………

    56. Isabella August 7, 2018 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      George with a fish. Squirmy took her time to mosey over. After she ate, she tried to get some shade under Jane’s tail

    57. etribe August 7, 2018 at 9:50 am - Reply

      someone ought to take those two big sticks out so the baby has room to exercise.

    58. Bonnie August 7, 2018 at 9:37 am - Reply

      Hello everyone! Have not had the time to look since last Tuesday, and what a difference in growth! So happy for our three, mom, dad and Squirmy. It may be hot there, but in Maryland near the Bay it is steamy too. We had 80s this morning at 6 a.m. and going in the very high 90s today. Everyone please stay well out there and thank you all for the pictures and updates too.

    59. CarolV August 7, 2018 at 5:52 am - Reply

      OOOO! George isn’t putting up with Jane this a.m.! He’s pecked at her each time she has reached for the fish! Gotta go, really before I’m late!

      • Trinity August 7, 2018 at 7:37 pm - Reply

        I relate to Jane, apparently men don’t like when you steal food off their plates !!

    60. CarolV August 7, 2018 at 5:44 am - Reply

      George is in already, with a fish. He’s playing keep away with Jane! Wish I had time to watch the show, but have to feed my gaggle and get off to work
      Just good to know Squirmy will be fed soon and the osprey day begins well. HAGD!

      • CarolV August 7, 2018 at 5:18 pm - Reply

        Think these got stuck in my phone. tried to post……… George feeding Squirmy and then Jane-

    61. CarolV August 7, 2018 at 5:37 am - Reply

      Squirmy’s up and flapping. Another HHH day ahead.
      I was lucky yesterday to see one of the young ,@the Verizon nest, come screaming in ahead of an adult, waiting to be fed. It reminded me of years past, when one of our many fledges would alert everyone of an incoming fish. I’ve noticed how vocal Squirmy has become. She has a particularly cute chirp-squeak.
      Hope everyone has a great day. Keep up the posts!

    62. Isabella August 6, 2018 at 9:43 pm - Reply

      Either there is something interesting to see,or this side of the nest is cooler

      • Isabella August 7, 2018 at 12:11 pm - Reply

        Squirmy’s new toy

      • Isabella August 7, 2018 at 12:13 pm - Reply

        Ready

      • Isabella August 7, 2018 at 12:14 pm - Reply

        Aim

      • Isabella August 7, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

        Fire!

      • Isabella August 7, 2018 at 12:17 pm - Reply

        Ps

    63. CarolV August 6, 2018 at 9:03 pm - Reply

      Jane took her time and Squirmy was asleep when she got back. She waited and then almost landed on Squirmy to wake her up!
      Squirmy barely roused…….. so as we went to blue screen, looks like we have morning snack……. unless Jane gets the midnight munchies!

      WEATHER: HOT! HUMID! GROUCHY- oh, that’s me, reacting to the HHH weather. 81 @8pm and 74 ridiculous degrees at dawn. Clear night; Sunny Tuesday, mid-high 80s.

      • Isabella August 7, 2018 at 12:38 pm - Reply

        Yes! Hot,humid,grouchy 🤬😡!! I think i mentioned a club 4 this a bunch of pages ago. Cmon Trinity, I think you joined CarolV and me! And to add to the grouchy ness, no check box!

        • Trinity August 8, 2018 at 8:51 am - Reply

          I’ll continue hibernating until October, so tired of Newsday and their 50 summer outdoor activities list…. no thank you !!

    64. CarolV August 6, 2018 at 8:18 pm - Reply

      George brings in a dinnerfish.
      Jane wrestled it off his talons. She started to take it apart by Squirmy but decided to take it out to dehead it.

    65. CarolV August 6, 2018 at 8:08 pm - Reply

      Squirmy does a beak-plant while wingersizing. She’s killing time, waiting for Jane to return with a fish George delivered.

    66. CarolV August 6, 2018 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      WOW! Guess who!?!

    67. CarolV August 6, 2018 at 5:55 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Jane…………………..

      • CarolV August 6, 2018 at 7:28 pm - Reply

        Somebody must have bumped the right end, as this slid out of sight…. thank you, invisible Squirmy!

    68. CarolV August 6, 2018 at 5:29 pm - Reply

      ADMIN: Shelli- something new has been added. Now, when I post, it sends me to a page where I can see the video and all the masthead listings. Then I get the comment box, etc, with no page numbers at all…

      still no pending posts; still no check box to save name, etc……… and no way to return to previous page except sign on again. I haven’t tried to hit live feed at top of this page yet. That’s next move… but guess that’s the sme as signing on again……….

      • Admin Shelli August 6, 2018 at 5:50 pm - Reply

        I’m not sure what’s going on….perhaps WordPress did an update and changed the forum layout?
        We’ll keep trying

        • CarolV August 6, 2018 at 5:59 pm - Reply

          Thanks….. at least now, the new page 160. shows the page #s and we can page back if needed. Also, 160 has the newer comments you’ve put thru.
          Still have to fill out info everytime…. and no pending comments.

    69. CarolV August 6, 2018 at 5:23 pm - Reply

      George shadow on perch…………….. Jane shadow by Squirmy tail………… and both alarming

    70. CarolV August 6, 2018 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      This was kinda creepy-…. if you can take it, go back to about 15:22:30, when a bunch of these crawlies emerge just about dead center at bottom of screen. I don’t usually mind bugs but…. still pictures just don’t do justice……….

      • ChrisH August 6, 2018 at 7:18 pm - Reply

        Scrolled back to watch…. yuck – that was pretty intense!

        • CarolV August 6, 2018 at 7:32 pm - Reply

          I even watched in slo-mo, trying to get a pic………… s-l-o-w y-u-c-k

          • ChrisH August 7, 2018 at 10:34 am - Reply

            Whoa…. not sure I could handle slo mo! Though at normal speed I did find it to become weirdly mesmerizing after a while.

    71. CarolV August 6, 2018 at 5:05 pm - Reply

      I got a quick glimpse of this feeding on my phone, at work.
      @14:12– George came in with this headless fish. He went straight over to Squirmyland and you could tell that she was eating.
      When she was done. George went to center of nest. He did some calling and waited for a while, before having his own snack.
      Jane came in and was given a few bites by George, before taking it herself. Jane headed straight to Squirmyland and then stayed by right rim, but I couldn’t tell if any feeding went on.

    72. CarolV August 6, 2018 at 4:31 pm - Reply

      Osprey romance…….. xoxoxoxoxo

    73. Isabella August 6, 2018 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      Squirmy sticking her tongue out at us!………and I’m sticking my tongue out 😝 at this heat and stupidity! If I could make a season,it would be Fall temps with long days!👍😁

      • Isabella August 6, 2018 at 3:08 pm - Reply

        Squirmy was playing with her seaweed toy

      • Isabella August 6, 2018 at 3:11 pm - Reply

        Wasp watching

        • CarolV August 6, 2018 at 3:58 pm - Reply

          BBBZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…………
          ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb………….

      • Isabella August 6, 2018 at 3:15 pm - Reply

        Me,mom and my seaweed toy

      • Isabella August 6, 2018 at 3:17 pm - Reply

        Pretty baby looking over her seadom

      • CarolV August 6, 2018 at 3:51 pm - Reply

        I’d vote for that!!!

      • Isabella August 6, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

        The heat has “possessed “ Squirmy!

        • Isabella August 6, 2018 at 6:10 pm - Reply

          Update on the only club….Em fledged and seems to stay off the nest (good thing since the Gho came to visit). L’el’e fledged ,but likes to stay on the nest.pics of l’el’e getting a fish.watch out for the wasp! Twee2 at 61/2 weeks. And our cutie pie Squirmy!

      • Isabella August 6, 2018 at 4:55 pm - Reply

        Abstract family photo

      • Isabella August 6, 2018 at 6:43 pm - Reply

        Remember when….Jane,George,Squirmy and the twins

    74. CarolV August 6, 2018 at 9:21 am - Reply

      Look at all that white fluffiness!

      • Admin Shelli August 6, 2018 at 3:28 pm - Reply

        Has the page come back Carol, or are u still not seeing it?

        • CarolV August 6, 2018 at 3:56 pm - Reply

          ADMIN — Hi, Shelli- Still no box to check to save name and info. And still losing comments when we post- meaning no comments pending showing on the page. Just got home and this is a refreshed page.

        • Isabella August 6, 2018 at 5:03 pm - Reply

          There is still no box to check. Have to sign in for each post

          • CarolV August 6, 2018 at 6:04 pm - Reply

            Glad you have problem too, Isabella! Which sounds mean, but sometimes I wonder if it’s just me and my enemy, the computer!

            • Isabella August 6, 2018 at 9:21 pm

              CarolV…so much more work to post! Have to sign in for every one. I have cut down on what I post. Can’t see what you post.so you don’t know how they come out. Very frustrating!! 🤬 hope it can be fixed! Soon!!

    75. CarolV August 6, 2018 at 8:23 am - Reply

      It’s a foggy morning at OZ. Squirmy was squawking when I checked in. Has her opinions now!

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