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August 8, 2020: Camera is now back online after the storm!

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Belle’s Journey

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

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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

    45,435 Comments

    1. CarolV August 18, 2018 at 6:17 pm - Reply

      Was happy to see there was a feeding just as I was logging in.

      • CarolV August 18, 2018 at 6:19 pm - Reply

        I checked back to see that , as usual, Squirmy kept George waiting….. the fish was in @17:25…

        • CarolV August 18, 2018 at 8:01 pm - Reply

          Yes, the rain started…. George came in to keep her company.

          Looks like the rain stopped in OZland……. that’s what the weather map showed…… most of the storm is running across the south shore of the Island. Still raining at my house.
          I took more pictures but they upload to “the Cloud” and the cloud is reluctantly giving them back! Will post more if stingy cloud sends them back-

    2. LYNN CUTLER August 18, 2018 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      adoreable sweet baby❤

    3. Isabella August 18, 2018 at 1:35 pm - Reply

      George brings in fish……the “princess “ takes her sweet time to get up! Lol

      • Isabella August 18, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

        Think she would move a little closer!

        • Isabella August 18, 2018 at 1:43 pm - Reply

          George finally realized he had to walk fish over to her “highness “!

          • Isabella August 18, 2018 at 1:44 pm - Reply

            Heads up!

            • Isabella August 18, 2018 at 1:57 pm

              Do the funky chicken 🐓 ! 🎵 Y’all come on in now….come right on down front…I got something I want to show you…now y’all heard of the popcorn..y’all heard of the dog….you heard about all your other dances,but now there’s a brand new dance..that’s going around…. I want to show you exactly what I talking about…. I m talking about the funky chicken 🐓 …you raise the left arm up and your right arm too..let me tell you just what to do..start both of em to flapping..you start your feet to kicking…that’s when you know you doin the funky chicken!

    4. Isabella August 18, 2018 at 12:39 pm - Reply

      Twee2 fledged! Crows are having a feast!

      • Isabella August 18, 2018 at 12:42 pm - Reply

        Mom shoos them!

        • Isabella August 18, 2018 at 12:45 pm - Reply

          Boulder county fledgelings

          • Isabella August 18, 2018 at 12:48 pm - Reply

            Charlo fledgelings

    5. CarolV August 18, 2018 at 6:55 am - Reply

      George came in with what looked like leftovers. He gives it right to Jane, who takes a beakful and heads to Squirmy………..

    6. CarolV August 18, 2018 at 6:12 am - Reply

      GM, everybody…….. we had a nice noisy t-storm…. hit on my side of the Island about 2:15……… not sure when Ozland got it, but they do look damp.

      • CarolV August 18, 2018 at 6:16 am - Reply

        Jane came in and used Squirmy as a landing pad……….. and Suirmy’s day begins……….

        • Isabella August 18, 2018 at 2:01 pm - Reply

          Same as my morning!”lol!

    7. Betsy August 18, 2018 at 1:12 am - Reply

      Lightning!!

      • Isabella August 18, 2018 at 5:51 pm - Reply

        Wow!!

    8. Betsy August 18, 2018 at 1:10 am - Reply

      Not a shooting star … it’s shooting squirt!!

      • Isabella August 18, 2018 at 5:52 pm - Reply

        Neon ps!….cool pic!

      • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 7:38 pm - Reply

        Looks like you found some of the Pleiades meteors!

    9. Isabella August 17, 2018 at 10:26 pm - Reply

      Maj ram Ozland!…….ew,all the bugs! Sleep tight don’t let the bugs bite!

    10. Isabella August 17, 2018 at 10:20 pm - Reply

      Abstract family photo 👨‍👩‍👧😊

    11. Isabella August 17, 2018 at 9:48 pm - Reply

      George came in with a big fish…..I felt sorry for the fish….George took a long time and the fish was thrashing around!

      • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 9:53 pm - Reply

        Jane flew out for a spin around the bay…..George paused eating the fish…looked around for Jane…you better keep an eye on your lady George! …letting her fly around on a Friday night! Lol!

        • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 9:56 pm - Reply

          Squirmy decided to make room and eat!

          • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 9:57 pm - Reply

            Eating

    12. CarolV August 17, 2018 at 8:35 pm - Reply

      Squirmy stretched her way from under the board………… looks lightweight…….. the camera is shutting down, as Squirmy and her buggies settle in……

      • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 8:51 pm - Reply

        Forecast…………… 79 now, dropping just a few degs. to 75 by dawn. Cloudy, chance of showers 1-4am, 60%.
        tomorrow…. cloudy, temps. low 80s; chance of occasional tstorm, chance increasing after 5pm.

        HAGN!

    13. CarolV August 17, 2018 at 8:21 pm - Reply

      The bugs are having a party on tht board! Coming and going in all diff. combos…….. Maybe it’s a new vaca spot!

      In case anyone wants to steal these pics………….. cprt. OZ.com/spons.byTRS.com

    14. Debbie Fulton August 17, 2018 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      Hi, Can’t see my first comment so i’ll try again…… Has Squirmy been self-feeding or mantleing fish for herself yet. I have missed some feedings so not sure everytime i catch a feeding parents are doing it… Just thought i’d catch basis on her….. She’s so dang cute with full frontal pictures in the cam…… 🙂 🙂

      • CarolV August 18, 2018 at 7:01 am - Reply

        Debbie- don’t forget: when you comment, be sure to check the box for Save my name, etc. which is just below the name space. Otherwise, our comments don’t appear as pending….and look like they have disappeared, while they are just hanging in cyberspace till Admin posts them. Have done it many times myself!

        • Debbie Fulton August 19, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

          Thanks CarolV… Pretty sure i forgot to do that…..Thanks for reminding me…… 🙂

    15. Debbie Fulton August 17, 2018 at 8:05 pm - Reply

      Hi, just checking on Squirmy and wondering has she been feeding herself yet or mantled any fish for herself. I must have missed if she has… She’s so dang cute, love when she is full face looking into the cam…. 🙂

      • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 11:13 pm - Reply

        Hi Debbie….no she is not self feeding….she is very spoiled by mom and dad! She even takes her time getting up sometimes to eat! Mom and dad don’t seem to mind. They are quick to feed her! I for one am glad,don’t want to rush things! Very much enjoying her! She is very entertaining! As is Jane and George!

        • Debbie Fulton August 18, 2018 at 7:44 am - Reply

          Hi Isabella… Thanks for the info. was hopeing I hadn’t missed it. Yes I to enjoy her very much. Keep them as long as we can just as long as she has enough time to figure things out before leaving…. Have enjoyed the nest like the rest of you….. Thanks again

    16. CarolV August 17, 2018 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      Suddenly, a board dropped from the right……….. hmmmmmm, we know it wasn’t George!
      Squirmy just kinda shrugged it down a bit, til her wings were clear…….

    17. CarolV August 17, 2018 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      @18:02– George brings a good sized fish… maybe a bluefish??
      btw- George responsible for the new post….
      and the waiting begins….

      Jane came in to the right corner……

      • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 7:31 pm - Reply

        Imagine the beep–beep-beep as Squirmy backs up……….

        • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 7:32 pm - Reply

          ……..and clears a space for Dad’s fish…………

      • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 7:34 pm - Reply

        Squirmy skip-hopped over to George……..and had a good dinner……..

        • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 7:35 pm - Reply

          .

          • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 7:37 pm - Reply

            Note: S has leftovers on her back from bad dad’s poop …… supposed to rain over the weekend…… or so they say now…..

    18. CarolV August 17, 2018 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      15:25- Jane brought in a fish.!! She flew it by George to the right side.

      • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 4:10 pm - Reply

        Squirmy celebrated this arrival by doing air jumps—- too close to the edge, if you ask me!

        • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 4:11 pm - Reply

          And was well fed………… long feeding, many happy noises……….

          • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 4:22 pm - Reply

            George stayed on nest, moving close. Maybe hoped for a few bites???

      • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 11:16 pm - Reply

        Omg! Poor fish looks scared!

    19. CarolV August 17, 2018 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      Osprey hand holding………..

    20. Isabella August 17, 2018 at 1:45 pm - Reply

      The good lunch “salute “!

      • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 1:51 pm - Reply

        Osprey games…..who can stand the longest?…..Jane!

        • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 1:53 pm - Reply

          😊

          • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 1:55 pm - Reply

            George was late to the party

            • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm

              Joined Squirmy in a stick game

            • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 2:03 pm

              George is abusing the allotted time for his turn!

            • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 2:05 pm

              Squirmy doesn’t want to play anymore!

            • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 2:10 pm

              Update on the only club……Em and L’el’e have fledged…..Em doesn’t come back to the nest……L’el’e does

            • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 2:13 pm

              Twee2 should fledge any day……unlike Twee, so far doesn’t seem to like visitors and chases them off!

            • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 2:16 pm

              The youngest member…..guess who

    21. Isabella August 17, 2018 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water!

      • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 12:56 pm - Reply

        Abducted by aliens 👽?

        • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 12:58 pm - Reply

          Sleeping with the fishes?

          • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 1:54 pm - Reply

            Never know when the mid-night munchies hit!

      • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 1:59 pm - Reply

        I wonder if that jumping fish was the one that osprey aimed for!

        • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 4:34 pm - Reply

          Well….he doesn’t look happy! Lol

    22. CarolV August 17, 2018 at 12:17 pm - Reply

      Two beautiful birds showing off those chests!
      Squirmy has been chirping a lot and Jane doing some alarming……..

      • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 5:45 pm - Reply

        Don’t forget to page back(previous) to 161 for more of 8/17/18 and beyond……….

    23. CarolV August 17, 2018 at 11:57 am - Reply

      After Squirmy had her fill of that 10:08 fish, Jane dropped in………
      There was some alarming
      Then George shared with Jane………

      • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 12:02 pm - Reply

        Had to check back several times, because I knew Jane got the fish. Turned out, George left it there by the rim, so Jane could take it. Had to look hard, to see the fish slide slowly right(watching between G’s right leg and S’s body)

        • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 12:03 pm - Reply

          .

        • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 12:05 pm - Reply

          Squirmy makes room..
          celebrates with a quick dance….
          ………… and goes to share a snack with Mom…….

          • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 2:20 pm - Reply

            Wasp bomb!

    24. CarolV August 17, 2018 at 11:12 am - Reply

      10:08…….And George and the fish are kept waiting by Squirmy….AGAIN!

      The luxury of being the only chick….. be as full as you want and not have to rush for that next meal! George is very patient……

    25. CarolV August 17, 2018 at 11:03 am - Reply

      Morning chores…………. Jane brings grasses/seaweed

    26. CarolV August 17, 2018 at 10:59 am - Reply

      Love when she poses with the wing-props………….You can see the Haze part of the 3H forecast.

    27. CarolV August 17, 2018 at 10:10 am - Reply

      Hey! There’s Dad!

      • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 10:12 am - Reply

        George shows his catch and
        ……..says HI!

        • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 10:14 am - Reply

          Jane comes in………. when she moved toward George , he flew out..

          • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 10:16 am - Reply

            Squirmy was wingercizing in that pic…. George was offright…..

          • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 10:18 am - Reply

            George comes back, having eaten the head,,,,,,,,,,,
            He hands the fish to Jane, who goes to right to feed Squirmy……….

    28. CarolV August 17, 2018 at 10:06 am - Reply

      Squirmy says Happy Friday!

      • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 10:09 am - Reply

        Waiting for breakfish and watching birds fly by………

    29. Isabella August 16, 2018 at 9:07 pm - Reply

      Buenas noches💤 Ozland!

    30. CarolV August 16, 2018 at 9:03 pm - Reply

      Isabella- I like your multi-lingual sign offs! …. and yes, that was Japanese.

      Here’s tonight’s …………..
      …………………………………..maj ram, OZland

    31. Isabella August 16, 2018 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      Abstract family photo 👨‍👩‍👧

      • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 9:02 pm - Reply

        Sailboat watching

        • Trinity August 17, 2018 at 11:38 am - Reply

          What a spectacular view, these birds are blessed with a fine piece of real estate 😀

          • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

            The only way I’m going to get that view, is to come back as an osprey!

    32. CarolV August 16, 2018 at 8:41 pm - Reply

      Now, here’s a switch! Squirmy got decorated!

      Weather: 81 muggy degrees; 72 by dwn; clear night turning to sunny day. Clouds coming in afternoon. temps mid 80s

      • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 10:25 am - Reply

        Oopsy poopsy daisy…..now she needs a shower! Not until Sunday…..love pic 2…”really “!

    33. CarolV August 16, 2018 at 8:08 pm - Reply

      19:28- We can see George has a nice fish over there; and, again– no interest
      Jane stops in
      Eventually George starts chompin’ on it…..

      • CarolV August 16, 2018 at 8:22 pm - Reply

        Fish???? Nope……..

        • CarolV August 16, 2018 at 8:24 pm - Reply

          We have movement!

          • CarolV August 16, 2018 at 8:25 pm - Reply

            Squirmy was barely upright when George started pushing food at her!

    34. CarolV August 16, 2018 at 7:38 pm - Reply

      Squirmy backed up to take care of business…… the force knocked her off balance, so she turned it in to a little wingercise!

      • CarolV August 16, 2018 at 7:39 pm - Reply

        camera took a nap from 17:59-18:59……

    35. CarolV August 16, 2018 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      It was a quiet afternoon…………. A little Squirmycize…………………. a little boat watching………..a lot of resting!

      • CarolV August 16, 2018 at 6:02 pm - Reply

        George was in and out……. once, he wanted to move some seaweed and Squirmy was laying there. George reached over and it looked like he bonked her on the head! She started and got up to move..

    36. CarolV August 16, 2018 at 5:40 pm - Reply

      Got home and did scroll back to find George standing around with 1/2 a fish.

      • CarolV August 16, 2018 at 5:41 pm - Reply

        Guess there was a previous feeding, because it was almost an hour before Squirmy showed up to the table.

    37. Isabella August 16, 2018 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      Jane flew in with a fish

      • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 3:33 pm - Reply

        George wants fish

        • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

          George get closer

          • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 3:36 pm - Reply

            Goes for the steal

            • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 3:39 pm

              Jane holds on to the prize 🐟

            • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 3:40 pm

              Hops over to feed squirmy

            • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 3:41 pm

              Feeding

            • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 3:43 pm

              The “defeated “. Slinks away

            • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 3:51 pm

              That was a good lunch! 🐟

            • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 3:53 pm

              Thx mom!

            • CarolV August 17, 2018 at 8:45 am

              It is funny that Squirmy has so much energy after she eats…….. fuel on board!

    38. SUE August 16, 2018 at 11:32 am - Reply

      I LOVE the whole stand-in-front-of-the-camera-&-preen thing!

    39. CarolV August 16, 2018 at 8:44 am - Reply

      Squirmy took a while to make up her mind while George waited patiently. Breakfish!

      • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 3:57 pm - Reply

        Room service can wait! Lol

    40. CarolV August 15, 2018 at 9:27 pm - Reply

      おやすみなさい OZland

      For your collection, Isabella

      • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 11:32 am - Reply

        CarolV…Japanese? I was doing goodnight Ozland,til …comment used already. So started with other languages. Then realized I could just add something

    41. Isabella August 15, 2018 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      Oiche mhaith Ozland! 😴

      • Isabella August 15, 2018 at 8:56 pm - Reply

        😴

    42. CarolV August 15, 2018 at 8:44 pm - Reply

      Squirmy’s co-ordination has gotten so good! Scratching her head……

      Some pre-bed exercise as we lose the light……….

      81 now, dropping to 72- clear skies.
      Tomorrow a sunny day, temps high 80s……………… and we had a brief reprieve this morning, but the dreaded H word is crowding back, (humidity)

      HAGN!

    43. Isabella August 15, 2018 at 8:43 pm - Reply

      You’re getting sleepy….sleepy……

    44. CarolV August 15, 2018 at 8:38 pm - Reply

      Took this scap on my phone this a.m…… loved the composition……

      • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 11:36 am - Reply

        Love it!

    45. Isabella August 15, 2018 at 8:37 pm - Reply

      Abstract family photo ….

    46. Isabella August 15, 2018 at 8:27 pm - Reply

      George and I were watching for the Draken …. I didn’t see it, maybe George did

      • Isabella August 15, 2018 at 8:32 pm - Reply

        Squirmy didn’t see the Draken, and gave her “yelp” review!

        • Isabella August 15, 2018 at 9:17 pm - Reply

          Follow the leader!

      • CarolV August 16, 2018 at 11:28 am - Reply

        Every time I mention that ship I call it the Kraken! Think I have the wrong mythology!

        • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 9:12 pm - Reply

          Maybe the Kraken ate the Draken!

    47. CarolV August 15, 2018 at 7:54 pm - Reply

      George, George, George………………………..

      Squirmy has a big HI! as George approaches….

      • CarolV August 15, 2018 at 7:56 pm - Reply

        Incoming!……….. and carefully arranged…..

        • CarolV August 15, 2018 at 7:58 pm - Reply

          Squirmy takes charge, trying to pass it to us………

          • CarolV August 15, 2018 at 8:01 pm - Reply

            Can you believe that???

            Guess I can relax now…………

            • CarolV August 15, 2018 at 8:03 pm

              Oh NO!…….. here we go again……………..

          • Isabella August 15, 2018 at 8:58 pm - Reply

            Squirmy takes charge…great pics!

    48. CarolV August 15, 2018 at 6:49 pm - Reply

      Could that be the Draken?
      Rt. of sailboat, top pic.
      On right side just near frame………..George and Squirmy were not co-operating….

      • ChrisH August 16, 2018 at 10:17 am - Reply

        I think it is – I have almost the same shot (hope this works …. it’s my first time posting a pic).

        • CarolV August 16, 2018 at 7:15 pm - Reply

          You got it! Now, you’re off and running!
          I just went back and managed to get it slightly enlarged( diff. pic when it moved further right.). Squirmy and George took turns getting in the way when the boat went by!

    49. CarolV August 15, 2018 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      @6pm…. George delivers a good sized fish. I thought Jane was moving in but she decided to stay to the right.
      Squirmy hangs back when the fish was still flipping, but moved right in after George started deheading it. Bon appetit!

      • CarolV August 15, 2018 at 8:16 pm - Reply

        George fed Jane after a while………..

        • CarolV August 15, 2018 at 8:17 pm - Reply

          ………. and Squirmy lined up for a top-off…..

    50. Isabella August 15, 2018 at 2:29 pm - Reply

      Shadow dancing

      • CarolV August 15, 2018 at 5:52 pm - Reply

        Fan dance…….

      • Isabella August 15, 2018 at 8:20 pm - Reply

        George flys in with seaweed….love the colors of the pic where he lands!

    51. Redkayak August 15, 2018 at 11:06 am - Reply

      I spy with my little eye…

    52. Redkayak August 15, 2018 at 10:06 am - Reply

      I’m not sure what time, but I understand that the Viking ship, the Draken Harald is heading into Greenport today Wednesday Aug 15th. Keep your eyes peeled.

    53. Dawn August 15, 2018 at 9:51 am - Reply

      We should have quite a treat (aside from Squirmy’s cute little face) in the background today. The Draken Viking ship will be docking at 4pm in Greenport. We should be able to see it sailing past just before then.
      https://patch.com/new-york/riverhead/worlds-largest-norwegian-viking-ship-heading-greenport

    54. CarolV August 15, 2018 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Every breath you take
      Every move you make
      I’ll be watching You

      • CarolV August 15, 2018 at 9:24 am - Reply

        Pretty sure I saw delivery and eating but back to work and crappy watching. Sure someone will post
        HAGD

      • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 4:03 pm - Reply

        Song of the day

    55. Isabella August 15, 2018 at 8:44 am - Reply

      Good morning Ozland!

      • Isabella August 15, 2018 at 8:54 am - Reply

        Twee2 of the only club getting breakfish……. I believe Twee2 is 2 weeks older than Squirmy. I know Dr. B is interested in Squirmy possibly breaking fledge record. Shelli….would he be interested in Twee2? Or is she too old?

        • Isabella August 15, 2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

          Even if you don’t watch Belwood ….cute video of sibling feeding the other! 8/13

          • Isabella August 15, 2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

            On YouTube

    56. Isabella August 14, 2018 at 8:24 pm - Reply

      Godnatt Ozland!

    57. Isabella August 14, 2018 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      Abstract family photo with 2 very abstract 💕 s

    58. CarolV August 14, 2018 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      Good night, Cutie!

      There were t&l storms to the west, pretty heavy ones from the reports, but they fell apart before they reached the East End. Some storms are still passing over the ocean, so there is a slight possibility of a shower overnight. ….. In fact, just found out we’re having rain right now. Forecast said showers were supposed to hug the south shore, so hopefully, no rain on OZ………temp now, 76- falling to 71 by dawn. And still HUMID….. so tired of that word!

      • Trinity August 15, 2018 at 9:20 am - Reply

        Hazy, hot & humid….the evil words of summer.

    59. CarolV August 14, 2018 at 7:04 pm - Reply

      Squirmy looked like she was enjoying the massage from Jane’s tail!

      • Isabella August 15, 2018 at 12:07 am - Reply

        Cute!

    60. CarolV August 14, 2018 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      @17:18— George brought home a nice fish that no one wanted. It was a strong flipper, with pieces of nesting flying across the nest. Squirmy went to watch for a bit.

      • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 6:40 pm - Reply

        You can see Squirmy’s fuzz-a-poppin’………………….. She didn’t eat and went to take a nap…………

        • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 6:42 pm - Reply

          G flew out then back. Part of the fish was gone and he worked steadily to demolish it.

          • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 6:46 pm - Reply

            Jane came in and fly-hopped to the right. Squirmy went to sit with her.

            • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 6:49 pm

              George finally took the fish to Lazybones and got her interested enough for a good feed.

            • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 7:02 pm

              Almost missed this, behind Jane’s tail! George handed over a good sized chunk of the tail to Squirmy. She turned to right, so couldn’t see how she did or if she had some “help” from Mom……………

    61. Isabella August 14, 2018 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      Funky chicken part 2

      • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 6:34 pm - Reply

        George came in with a big fish….thought Squirmy was getting up and making room for fish….but no

        • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 6:37 pm - Reply

          Jane? No….seems George has it all to himself

          • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 6:40 pm - Reply

            Until some little chickadee decided to have some!

      • Trinity August 15, 2018 at 9:22 am - Reply

        Pic 3 cracked me up ! Interpretive dance moves by Squirmy .

      • CarolV August 16, 2018 at 11:34 am - Reply

        Love 💗 those Squirmy legs!

    62. Cheongyei August 14, 2018 at 5:32 pm - Reply

      Nice wingercizing at 16:24

    63. Isabella August 14, 2018 at 4:50 pm - Reply

      Sorry….im saving this spot

      • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 4:51 pm - Reply

        In case you were wondering….it was George

        • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 4:56 pm - Reply

          Love my Momma! ❤️

          • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm - Reply

            Most chicks get up and rush over to the fish……Squirmy took her sweet time! Lol

            • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 5:03 pm

              Shadow feeding

            • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 5:05 pm

              S feeding

            • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 5:10 pm

              Jane…Squirmy

      • CarolV August 15, 2018 at 9:12 pm - Reply

        Saving this spot! Excellent!

        • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 11:40 am - Reply

          CarolV …thx!😁

    64. CarolV August 14, 2018 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      @14:24- We have fish! Looks like porgy, I think.

      Squirmy cheering in Dad and lunch..…….

      • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 3:26 pm - Reply

        .

        • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 3:30 pm - Reply

          Squirmy went off right, so we had lots of views of George sticking fish through a wall………..teehee
          Thought Squirmy was done because she moved further away from G but Dad said ” I brought it, you eat it” and just stretched to reach; so Squirmy ate more!

        • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 4:01 pm - Reply

          About 3:10pm…. George gargled the tail down and left a few minutes later.
          About 3:25. Jane landed with this partly eaten fish and fly-hopped over by Squirmy. S was snoring, so Jane just waited. Squirmy woke to fish in her face and rose to the occasion, helping get rid of it.
          George is in behind them.

    65. CarolV August 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Reply

      George gets bored, too……..picked up the center of nest, more or less……..

    66. CarolV August 14, 2018 at 12:48 pm - Reply

      George has been in and out……….. Jane is just hanging around the nest…………..
      Squirmy and Jane both had something to say to George. Meal discussions?????

    67. CarolV August 14, 2018 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      Squirmy busy-ness….
      ……….exploring that thing….

      • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 12:33 pm - Reply

        headless osprey………… gotta have one!

        • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 12:34 pm - Reply

          monitoring the sky………..

          • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 12:35 pm - Reply

            checking below….

            • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 12:36 pm

              pulling fuzzies…………..

              Look how much can be done sitting in one place!

      • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 1:47 pm - Reply

        Something smells fishy!

        • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 1:55 pm - Reply

          Comment for….exploring that thing…..also annoying when replies don’t post under the right pic

          • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 2:01 pm - Reply

            The family that sleeps together…….Charlo

            • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 2:05 pm

              L’el’e had a free pass and a great seat for the Pearl Jam concert!

            • CarolV August 15, 2018 at 9:16 pm

              I saw comments about that concert and didn’t realize it was right there! Not every young osprey gets that experience!

            • Isabella August 16, 2018 at 11:48 am

              They didn’t seem to mind, stayed on nest with one parent on perch. I think L’el’e wants a T shirt!

    68. CarolV August 14, 2018 at 11:58 am - Reply

      Jane’s shadow shows above……….

      • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm - Reply

        ….then she drops down to “politely” shove her way in next to Squirmy….

        • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 12:10 pm - Reply

          George left shortly after, trailing some weeds behind him……..

    69. Isabella August 14, 2018 at 11:31 am - Reply

      A sticky situation……George brings a stick and just leaves it on Squirmy……Squirmy stretches and off it goes!

      • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 11:34 am - Reply

        George starts alarming….Squirmy pancakes

        • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 11:38 am - Reply

          Squirmy does the lie down “limbo” lol.

          • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 11:43 am - Reply

            She didn’t quite make it…..but she thinks she did! Lol

            • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 11:44 am

              The end!

            • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 12:27 pm

              Jane bringing seaweed with shells or barnacles….standing proudly by her “find” !……how often do we see Jane’s head?

            • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 12:37 pm

              Squirmy doing the funky chicken 🐓🎵

            • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 1:44 pm

              Didn’t quite make the limbo…..last pic should be first

      • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

        Last pic should be second pic. Hate when they scramble. Click on them in order, then….?

        • Isabella August 14, 2018 at 1:42 pm - Reply

          For…sticky situation

    70. CarolV August 14, 2018 at 10:47 am - Reply

      Big improvement over yesterday!

      You can see all the fuzzy feathers around the nest….. even more fun to watch them dancing in the breeze!

    71. CarolV August 14, 2018 at 9:29 am - Reply

      What in the world is this? A clump of mussels with seaweed? Very odd treasure, Jane…………

    72. CarolV August 14, 2018 at 8:52 am - Reply

      Incoming!!!!

      • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 8:54 am - Reply

        George puts a stick on Squirmy………
        ………………….who cleverly removes it!

        • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 8:56 am - Reply

          x

          • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 9:17 am - Reply

            Clump comes in……………. stick is in the way, so George moves it to the wall

    73. CarolV August 14, 2018 at 8:49 am - Reply

      Hey! This is great! I can watch from here!

      • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 8:51 am - Reply

        Just like me watching TV,,,, z-z-z-zzzzzzz-zzzzzzz

    74. CarolV August 14, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

      GM, Squirmy! Rise and shine!

      There may be the occasional shower today… or not. About 77 now, going to low 80s. Partly sunny.

      • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 8:20 am - Reply

        Morning exercise…….

        • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 8:23 am - Reply

          about 7am……George the hunter shows with the head already removed from the fish…….Jane takes it and does a quick lap……

          • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 8:25 am - Reply

            ……………MOM!……………………..

            • CarolV August 14, 2018 at 8:27 am

              Breakfish served on the right…..

    75. Betsy August 13, 2018 at 9:59 pm - Reply

      Pics 8/13/2018

      • Betsy August 13, 2018 at 10:01 pm - Reply

        and

        • Isabella August 17, 2018 at 2:32 pm - Reply

          11:55:32….lovely wing pic!

      • Betsy August 13, 2018 at 10:03 pm - Reply

        and …

      • Betsy August 13, 2018 at 10:05 pm - Reply

        A hop!! – both feet up at the same time!!

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