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June 1st, 2020: Two eggs laid, still one to go?

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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.

*******************
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

    43,327 Comments

    1. Isabella August 23, 2018 at 11:05 pm - Reply

      George with fish, the princess wants it

      • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 11:08 pm - Reply

        George hangs on to it

        • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 11:11 pm - Reply

          Jane goes to fetch the fish for her highness

          • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 11:13 pm - Reply

            Sneaks up on George

            • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 11:16 pm

              Almost there

            • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 11:19 pm

              Got it!

            • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 11:23 pm

              Come and get it!

    2. CarolV August 23, 2018 at 9:03 pm - Reply

      August 26th
      Full Sturgeon Moon 7:56am.

      The fishing tribes of North America are given credit for the naming of August’s moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month.
      A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon

      • CarolV August 23, 2018 at 9:06 pm - Reply

        Weather— 71 now, with clear skies……. so we can see the moon rising behind Squirmy and 62 by dawn
        Friday, sunny and high 0f 80

        HAGN!

      • Karen DeLong August 24, 2018 at 9:33 am - Reply

        Thanks for the info Carol!!

    3. CarolV August 23, 2018 at 8:24 pm - Reply

      19:11- or so……………. George is in on the right for a while, but Squirmy just stays put.

      • CarolV August 23, 2018 at 8:26 pm - Reply

        Jane comes in………. goes to right. George must have had a fish there, as Squirmy was fed by Jane,

    4. CarolV August 23, 2018 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      17:34– George brings in a blackfish…… small enough for Squirmy to handle. He waited, as Squirmy showed interest in the fish, but didn’t take it.

      • CarolV August 23, 2018 at 8:19 pm - Reply

        He moved and just stood with the fish, as Squirmy just looked……..

        • CarolV August 23, 2018 at 8:21 pm - Reply

          Jane came in and was happy to take the fish……. and fed Squirmy…….

    5. CarolV August 23, 2018 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      Another feeding!

      • CarolV August 24, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

        Just noticed! Looks like Squirmy’s nipping George’s tail! Be better nipping those fish, little one!

    6. CarolV August 23, 2018 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      Looks like a good fish 🐟 George! Squirmy looks happy 😆!

    7. Isabella August 23, 2018 at 7:47 am - Reply

      Magandang umaga Ozland!🌥

      • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 8:30 am - Reply

        There’s a lot of alarming going on!

        • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 8:32 am - Reply

          Move mom!

          • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 8:34 am - Reply

            🤬

            • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 8:36 am

              Still not in order…1…3…2

            • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 8:37 am

              Which way did George go?

            • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 8:52 am

              This fish looks like it “jackknifed “!

            • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 9:20 am

              Breakfish is coming!

            • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 9:21 am

              Breakfish is here!

            • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 9:25 am

              Gimme some!

            • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 9:31 am

              The princess goes for the “steal”!

            • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 9:34 am

              Was fed by Jane

            • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 9:38 am

              Breakfish over….think I’ll eat here again for lunch!

            • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 9:40 am

              Me and daddy o

            • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 9:44 am

              See ya later! Think big fish!

            • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 12:04 pm

              Someone is getting braver!

            • Isabella August 23, 2018 at 12:15 pm

              Will she or won’t she? Hoping she will break the record……if she fledges on the right, it will be hard to tell. Unless she is gone more than 9-10 seconds. It does seem once they fledge, they don’t helicopter anymore. Easier to tell on other sites where you can view the whole nest

            • Betsy August 23, 2018 at 4:14 pm

              Isabella: I wouldn’t be too concerned about the chick fledging from the right … I’d be more worried about OZ taking down the video stream for 1 hour during the middle of the day (prime time frame for a chick to fledge) to reset the streaming software … just when the chick does a whole lot of winger-sizing and hovering and is standing on the precipice looking as if it is contemplating taking the leap!!

            • CarolV August 24, 2018 at 11:57 am

              I hate it when I log in and she’s out of sight! Have to hunt down when last seen and what she was doing! I know it won’t be long, but still………….

    8. CarolV August 23, 2018 at 6:52 am - Reply

      There was great excitement as George flew in…………. bummer……………

    9. CarolV August 23, 2018 at 6:51 am - Reply

      Sun breaking thru the haze…………

    10. CarolV August 23, 2018 at 6:34 am - Reply

      GM from Squirmy

      • CarolV August 23, 2018 at 6:36 am - Reply

        Jane was chirping for fish and Squirmy joined in. George stopped in….. message received?

        • CarolV August 23, 2018 at 6:40 am - Reply

          Squirmy did a little practicing, floating above frame. She landed against the barrier, which is definitely in the way…….. she definitely doesn’t have practice space like Twee at the Rooftop Nest!

    11. Isabella August 22, 2018 at 9:32 pm - Reply

      Magandang gabi Ozland!😴

    12. Isabella August 22, 2018 at 8:51 pm - Reply

      The momma and me

    13. CarolV August 22, 2018 at 8:46 pm - Reply

      Look, Ma…… one foot!………. and GN, Peeples!

      Mostly clear shies, 75 now, dropping to 66……………. sunny tomorrow, high 70s

    14. CarolV August 22, 2018 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Jane…………….

      • CarolV August 22, 2018 at 7:35 pm - Reply

        Squirmy helps Mom………..

        • CarolV August 22, 2018 at 7:37 pm - Reply

          …… and helps us a little by knocking Jane’s stick sideways……

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

      Stretchercize—

    16. CarolV August 22, 2018 at 7:04 pm - Reply

      The golden hour………….
      …………………………….. the copper eye………..

    17. CarolV August 22, 2018 at 6:12 pm - Reply

      Beep— beep—– beep—– back up; unload

      • CarolV August 22, 2018 at 6:15 pm - Reply

        Then- flap…….celebrating or clearing the air?

    18. CarolV August 22, 2018 at 5:33 pm - Reply

      16:57- George brings a large chunk of fish,,,,,,,,,, Jane takes it off his talons…….

      • CarolV August 22, 2018 at 5:41 pm - Reply

        The usual happy butts view of feeding.

        George gave us a beak cleaning lesson……

    19. CarolV August 22, 2018 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      Squirmy wingercized without much hovering…………. did a nice hip-hop dance across the nest…..

    20. CarolV August 22, 2018 at 4:57 pm - Reply

      I see we have new window décor………………..

      • CarolV August 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm - Reply

        Looks like George doing the decorating……………….

    21. Bonnie August 22, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      Enjoy every ones comments and all the pics. Thank you. I must admit that this is the ‘stickiest’ nest for this location this year. But not much trash – so nice to not see the trash. This little one is a real dear.

    22. Pattie Hoolie August 22, 2018 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      Did Squirmy Fledge Today?? I actual saw a fly in Nice!

    23. Elaine August 22, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Squirmy must be tired today. She is resting up. I sure do love the comments. The comments really cheer me up. We are having a major problem with red tide here in SW Florida. Lots and lots of dead fish, and dead dolphins and manatees. It is so sad. The fish-eating birds near the coast probably cannot find fish unless they go far out into the Gulf of Mexico.

      • CarolV August 22, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

        I saw that in the news. That’s so sad! Seems very extended, too.

    24. Cheryl Bishop August 22, 2018 at 9:53 am - Reply

      Squirmy is definitely a beautiful little girl!

    25. Isabella August 22, 2018 at 9:19 am - Reply

      Bom Dia Ozland!🌥

      • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 11:43 am - Reply

        After requesting a fish…..a lot of alarming

        • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 11:45 am - Reply

          Still waiting

          • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 11:54 am - Reply

            Hey! There goes dad looking for a fish

            • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 11:57 am

              There he goes again!

            • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 12:01 pm

              Fish?….stick….fish? Fish? Fish?

            • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 12:03 pm

              Stick

            • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 12:05 pm

              I could go for some fish sticks!

            • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 12:07 pm

              Waiting for fish

            • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 12:09 pm

              Eerie silence

            • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 12:12 pm

              Brief moment of freedom

            • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 12:15 pm

              Jane flew off perch…more alarming…..the princess doing her “vulture “ pancake

            • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 12:18 pm

              Jane and George

            • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 12:22 pm

              Is anyone going to get a fish?!

            • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 12:24 pm

              Tired of waiting

            • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 12:26 pm

              Fish please!

            • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 12:28 pm

              No fish

            • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 12:29 pm

              Just more alarming!

            • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 12:32 pm

              Jane makes sure the princess stays pancaked!

            • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 12:40 pm

              Here I sit like a bird in the wilderness waiting for my food!……..did breakfish come and I missed it? Will lunch be served? Stay tuned!

        • CarolV August 23, 2018 at 7:11 pm - Reply

          There’s been a lot of alarming….. I guess with all the juvies already out, there’s lots of traffic.

    26. CarolV August 22, 2018 at 6:06 am - Reply

      GM, Squirmy- nice breeze ruffling her feathers…… and a fogged over lens…….there was a quick shower earlier, with a chance of more later.

      Someone, I think Jane, is alarming from the perch………… and the OZland day has begun

      • CarolV August 22, 2018 at 6:08 am - Reply

        Yes, it’s Jane ………. in and put of the nest, as Squirmy pancakes……..

    27. Isabella August 21, 2018 at 11:01 pm - Reply

      Boa noite Ozland!💤

    28. Isabella August 21, 2018 at 10:55 pm - Reply

      Abstract family photo 🎨

    29. Isabella August 21, 2018 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      George came in with a big fish 🐟

      • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 9:15 pm - Reply

        Then started alarming

        • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 9:33 pm - Reply

          Chowing down

          • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 9:36 pm - Reply

            The princess wasn’t interested

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 9:37 pm

              Or was she?

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 9:38 pm

              Parent watching

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 9:41 pm

              Parents

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 9:43 pm

              Ya see what I put up with!

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 10:46 pm

              The shananagens!

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 10:49 pm

              Well….they do feed me!

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 10:50 pm

              Thx mom and dad!

            • CarolV August 22, 2018 at 5:46 pm

              George was bringing in fish after fish yesterday! I was losing track!

    30. CarolV August 21, 2018 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      My fingers are getting worn out, George!……………… @18:32- Another, bigger fish…………..Squirmy watches it come in…………..but isn’t interested, so George goes….

      • CarolV August 21, 2018 at 8:44 pm - Reply

        G is back minutes later and Jane comes to get the fish. This time, Squirmy decides she will eat………

        • CarolV August 21, 2018 at 9:00 pm - Reply

          But we’re not done yet………………….. @ 19:14- I thought maybe George had collected leftovers from the last fish, but, no……. this fish has a head.
          Squirmy was full! George gets to feed himself and maybe save some for a midnight snack

          • CarolV August 21, 2018 at 9:05 pm - Reply

            Squirmy waves GN, Peeples…………

            70 now; temp. rising to 72 by sunrise. Showers likely, 2-6am.
            Chance of t-storms tomorrow morn. 9-11 am. Sun likely tomorrow after 2 pm, with high around 80….

    31. GinaM August 21, 2018 at 7:52 pm - Reply

      I am absolutely in love with this little girl. Just had to share. The fact that she hangs out in front of the camera for us is magic. Bob said the latest fledge he ever saw was August 23- I think she will fledge by then. This has been a season with a big change, but Jane is so adorable and such a good new mom and George will always be the ultimate Studmuffin. Everything has just been so beautiful, thank heavens. We have seen enough drama over the years.

      • ChrisH August 22, 2018 at 11:35 am - Reply

        So true!! And her close-ups have been wonderful to see…. so many cute and funny expressions!

      • Isabella August 22, 2018 at 12:49 pm - Reply

        GinaM…I wholeheartedly agree!….are you the GinaM that did summer of 2015?

    32. CarolV August 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm - Reply

      Not to be boring………… @18:02- George brings another fish…………. Jane comes for this one……and George goes…

      • CarolV August 21, 2018 at 7:34 pm - Reply

        Good for her! Squirmy making efforts to take the fish……………… she might have a better chance with George! This small fish goes quickly- and Jane does NOT share the tailfin!

    33. CarolV August 21, 2018 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      17:43- George brings in another fish…………….. He gets to feed Squirmy.
      The princess requests bedside service but G ignores her, She finally hoists herself up and goes over to him.
      George gave her the tailfin…..It took at least 3 tries, but she got it down………..

    34. Isabella August 21, 2018 at 6:19 pm - Reply

      Someone is hungry today!

      • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 6:24 pm - Reply

        Feeding

        • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 6:26 pm - Reply

          Full tummy dance

          • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 6:29 pm - Reply

            Did you watch my dance?

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm

              Seagull watching

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 6:33 pm

              Hey Dad!…let’s strike some poses for Trinity! Lol!

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 6:39 pm

              Dad! Look what I can do!

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 6:41 pm

              Dad!…Dad!

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 6:43 pm

              Dad?

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 6:44 pm

              Dad missed the show!

            • CarolV August 21, 2018 at 8:37 pm

              Everyone I can catch!

    35. CarolV August 21, 2018 at 6:17 pm - Reply

      My Favorite Osprey Martian……….

      • ChrisH August 22, 2018 at 11:37 am - Reply

        Lol — loved that show as a kid!!

    36. CarolV August 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm - Reply

      15:21- FISH! and I think Jane wants it……….. Both adults fly out………

      • CarolV August 21, 2018 at 6:13 pm - Reply

        I passed this by several times, thinking Jane hadn’t come back! But that tail tip and happy Squirmy noises tell the tale! Feed me, Mamma!

        • CarolV August 21, 2018 at 6:14 pm - Reply

          And THIS was a second feeding……………

    37. Nuncjusz August 21, 2018 at 5:41 pm - Reply

      Squirmy Fly

    38. CarolV August 21, 2018 at 4:17 pm - Reply

      I see the barricades are erected! Can’t wait to get home to see what that’s about!
      And I don’t see Squirmy. Suspense! Probably in twilight zone

    39. Leesa Downs August 21, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      Annnnnndddddd sttttrrrreeeeettttccchhhhh!!!!!!!

      • CarolV August 21, 2018 at 6:16 pm - Reply

        Remember when a Squirmy stretch didn’t reach as far as that first stick? { sniff, sniff, tear drop}

        • Leesa Downs August 22, 2018 at 7:59 pm - Reply

          Yes, I do remember. I’ve been remembering those first weeks when she had the duck butt! She was such a cutie, and has developed into a beautiful almost adult osprey!!! Hard to accept that we won’t have her many more weeks!

    40. Isabella August 21, 2018 at 8:20 am - Reply

      Aloha kakahiaka Ozland!☀️

      • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 8:23 am - Reply

        Breakfish!

        • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 8:25 am - Reply

          Dad,mom and breakfish fly out

          • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 8:27 am - Reply

            Fish dance

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 8:33 am

              Someone must be hungry

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 8:38 am

              Sushi delight!

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 8:41 am

              Jane flew out…then back to Do morning chores

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 8:44 am

              Stick arrangements

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 8:47 am

              Jane flew out…then her highness wanted to follow

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 8:50 am

              Morning meditation…..they stayed like this for a while

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 8:51 am

              Jane flew off

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 8:53 am

              Then back

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 8:55 am

              To continue chores

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 8:57 am

              Off again

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 8:58 am

              On again

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 9:02 am

              Off again!!

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 9:03 am

              Back!

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 9:05 am

              Off!!!

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 9:08 am

              Chores interrupted

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 9:12 am

              Fun interrupted

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 9:15 am

              Taking a break!

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 9:29 am

              ……

    41. CarolV August 21, 2018 at 6:15 am - Reply

      George brought breakfish; Jane took it; looked like someone flew past and tapped her and she flew out…………………… guess I’m gonna miss the rest….darn work!

      • CarolV August 21, 2018 at 7:59 am - Reply

        That might have been George flying over Jane. Looked like she startled. In any case. She was back to feed Squirmy

    42. CarolV August 21, 2018 at 6:06 am - Reply

      Good Morning!!!! Camera on and Squirmy rarin’ to go!

    43. Isabella August 20, 2018 at 8:47 pm - Reply

      Aloha Ahiahi Ozland!😴

    44. Isabella August 20, 2018 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      Abstract family photos

      • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 8:42 pm - Reply

        Pretty baby

    45. Isabella August 20, 2018 at 8:24 pm - Reply

      Up Down. Up. Down!

      • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 8:27 pm - Reply

        Up. Down

        • CarolV August 21, 2018 at 7:29 am - Reply

          Her ups are getting longer!

    46. CarolV August 20, 2018 at 8:14 pm - Reply

      Squirmy did a little post-dinner practicing…………

    47. CarolV August 20, 2018 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      Squirmy chirps a greeting and IT’S DAD! with a smallish fish which is gone in no time……………

      • CarolV August 20, 2018 at 7:53 pm - Reply

        George gifts Squirmy with the tail, still a good size hunk…………..
        While S works on it, George takes off….

    48. Elaine August 20, 2018 at 7:13 pm - Reply

      Princess Squirmy sure is adorable! I love the closeups of her. She is quite a gal! I hope I get to see the fledge or videos of the fledge. Thank you all for the beautiful pics of the OZ family.

      • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 12:15 am - Reply

        Your welcome Elaine!

    49. CarolV August 20, 2018 at 6:59 pm - Reply

      Hey! HELLOoooooo!!!! Was it something I said?

      Didn’t seem to be much happening this afternoon in the scroll back I got to see……… Lazy afternoon……………..

      74 now; skies clearing with temps dropping to a happy64 around dawn. Clouds coming back after 3am, leading to a partly sunny Tuesday, temps low-mid 70s.

      • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 8:48 pm - Reply

        Hi CarolV!

        • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 8:52 pm - Reply

          Seems to be you and me today….hope you enjoyed my pics!

      • Trinity August 20, 2018 at 9:26 pm - Reply

        Lots of rump action 😀

        • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 12:17 am - Reply

          Trinity… you were saying! Lol!

    50. CarolV August 20, 2018 at 6:48 pm - Reply

      Just love this face!!!

      • CarolV August 20, 2018 at 6:49 pm - Reply

        More beautiful every day…………….

        • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 8:54 pm - Reply

          Swear she gets more beautiful ands gets bigger every day!

      • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 8:53 pm - Reply

        Such a cutie!

    51. Isabella August 20, 2018 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Goedemorgen Ozland! 🌥

      • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 11:10 am - Reply

        Trying to clear her landing pad

        • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 11:12 am - Reply

          George adds seaweed for soft landings

          • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 11:15 am - Reply

            Helps clear landing pad…..thx dad!

            • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 11:19 am

              What are we going to do with this piece? Um, don’t know

            • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 11:21 am

              HEY!….get back here!

            • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 11:28 am

              Princess gets breakfish in bed

            • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 11:32 am

              Decides to rise from her “throne “ to finish

            • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 11:34 am

              Is my audience still in attendance?

            • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 11:38 am

              “Queen “ of her seadom!

            • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 11:40 am

              Jane flew off…the princess tried to follow

            • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 11:50 am

              Seaweed watching

            • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 11:53 am

              George tries to hush her highness with a gift!

            • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 12:13 pm

              Didn’t work!

            • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 6:21 pm

              George seemed to be in the way

            • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 6:29 pm

              So the princess whacked him multiple times with her wing! ……hard to see this in pics, my husband and I were watching and laughing 😆

            • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 6:32 pm

              George got the hint and flew out of the Royal reach

            • Isabella August 20, 2018 at 6:34 pm

              That’s right Daddy O! My throne!

          • Trinity August 20, 2018 at 9:27 pm - Reply

            Such a thoughtful father George is.

        • CarolV August 20, 2018 at 7:01 pm - Reply

          Baby workin’ hard!

      • Trinity August 20, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

        Squirmy is def letting the fame go to her head 😀

    52. CarolV August 20, 2018 at 6:02 am - Reply

      GM, PEEPLES! A rather abstract Squirmy limbering up……….

      A cool cloudy night in the high 60s passes to a cool cloudy day in the mid 70s!

      I am probably not gonna witness the fledge because of this pesky work habit….. so I hope lots of pics post whenever it does!

    53. Isabella August 19, 2018 at 10:37 pm - Reply

      Goede Nacht Ozland! 💤

    54. Isabella August 19, 2018 at 10:32 pm - Reply

      Someone is staying up late!

    55. Isabella August 19, 2018 at 8:25 pm - Reply

      After Jane flew out

      • Isabella August 19, 2018 at 8:29 pm - Reply

        Think someone wanted to follow

    56. CarolV August 19, 2018 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      Well. look at that! Squirmy makes a move for the fish! It was removed off right and feeding is more noise than view…………

    57. Elaine August 19, 2018 at 7:31 pm - Reply

      I love the awesome and beautiful closeup cam view of Squirmy.

    58. CarolV August 19, 2018 at 7:08 pm - Reply

      Squirmy got up to greet Jane and said a few things. Just like any teen-ager, she is getting mouthy………

      • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 7:11 pm - Reply

        She does some more practicing………… she goes out of frame several times and is doing some hovering in place…………

        • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 7:13 pm - Reply

          An osprey has been flying out over the water……. I could here George in the distance, alarming….. Squirmy cuts practice short……….

          • CarolV August 20, 2018 at 7:04 pm - Reply

            Hate catching stupid mistakes! Hear, not here… duh!

    59. CarolV August 19, 2018 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      At 15:14– Squirmy says someone is coming—

      • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 5:29 pm - Reply

        She stretches, turns…

        • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm - Reply

          falls on her face……….

          • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 5:32 pm - Reply

            regains her composure and finishes what she started…………

            • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 5:34 pm

              …………. because room is needed when the invisible osprey comes to feed her………..

            • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 5:36 pm

              It’s George…….. and Squirmy shows what she has been practicing!

            • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 12:24 am

              Oopsy daisy!….nice ps!

          • Trinity August 20, 2018 at 11:02 am - Reply

            Not the most graceful phase for osprey chicks !

            • CarolV August 20, 2018 at 7:06 pm

              No…………. just adorable!
              Part seem to grow overnight…………. who has time to get used to them???

    60. Isabella August 19, 2018 at 5:07 pm - Reply

      After snack happy dance

      • Isabella August 19, 2018 at 5:13 pm - Reply

        George decided to give her wing room!

      • CarolV August 20, 2018 at 7:07 pm - Reply

        Love her happy dance!

        • Isabella August 21, 2018 at 12:26 am - Reply

          😊 it was so cute!…love the “fan” tail!

    61. CarolV August 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      Looks like a passing sprinkle…………
      These clouds are supposed to hang around for several days, with occasional showers but mostly general gloom. At least they brought cooler temps. with them! 73 now. @ 5pm.

    62. Isabella August 19, 2018 at 4:23 pm - Reply

      Held my breath when she went out of site for a few seconds! Thought she fledged!

      • Isabella August 19, 2018 at 4:27 pm - Reply

        Wheeeee!

        • Isabella August 19, 2018 at 4:30 pm - Reply

          Excuse me dad! ….what nerve! Lol

          • Isabella August 19, 2018 at 4:38 pm - Reply

            Rocking a new do!

            • Isabella August 19, 2018 at 4:41 pm

              Pretty baby!….love the colors in this pic!

            • Trinity August 19, 2018 at 5:51 pm

              Very 80’s ….Flock of Seagulls 😀

          • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 7:46 pm - Reply

            Was only a few weeks ago that the princess would have loved to be sheltered by Dad’s tail!

      • Isabella August 19, 2018 at 4:43 pm - Reply

        9 seconds

    63. CarolV August 19, 2018 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      Lots of preening, with attention to those flight feathers……………..

    64. CarolV August 19, 2018 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      I had so much fun watching this….. slo-mo was more fun!

      Got some wing shots….

      • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm - Reply

        Out ………..

        • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 4:02 pm - Reply

          ……… 0f………….

          • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 4:03 pm - Reply

            ……………………..frame!!!!!

            • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 4:05 pm

              TA DA!!!!!

            • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 4:09 pm

              More practice; more out of frame lifts…………..

            • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 4:13 pm

              ………pooped!……….

    65. Trinity August 19, 2018 at 1:58 pm - Reply

      Squirmy turning seven weeks old and developing as expected, under the guidance of our beloved George and new mom Jane. For any viewers that repeatedly questioned Janes’ parenting abilities, and possibly even stopped watching because Gracie was given the old heave ho, you’re missing out. I just love this nest 😀

      • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 2:50 pm - Reply

        I agree. I love Gracie but this has been an eye-opening learning experience for me! Like many other people (I’m sure), I expected a new animal mom to know what she needed to step right in to the role. It’s been a blessing seeing Jane progress as George led her each step of the way……

      • Isabella August 19, 2018 at 4:46 pm - Reply

        Trinity…you go girl!!

    66. JP(K) August 19, 2018 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      Watching the feed early afternoon, wondering if this kid has ever taken off yet, and at 13:26 levitated off the nest a couple of times.. is this the first time so far? Just curious, I know this one was born late, but worried it had not advanced to flying yet….

      • CarolV August 19, 2018 at 2:59 pm - Reply

        She’s getting real air now. I posted one from about 6am under the big 7 I posted for her birthday. That’s the highest one I had seen and I see others have posted good air jumps from today………….. I’m happy/sad that she’s doing so well! But she’s not “flying” yet.

    67. Betsy August 19, 2018 at 12:20 pm - Reply

      Got some serious winger-sizing and hovering going on today!!

    68. Isabella August 19, 2018 at 9:30 am - Reply

      Buongiorno Ozland! ☁️

      • Isabella August 19, 2018 at 9:33 am - Reply

        Breakfish

        • Isabella August 19, 2018 at 9:35 am - Reply

          Oh no! Don’t hit the camera!

          • Isabella August 19, 2018 at 9:37 am - Reply

            Me and the Mamma

            • Isabella August 19, 2018 at 9:53 am

              Jumping jacks a la Jack Lalanne

            • Isabella August 19, 2018 at 9:58 am

              Belwood beauties

            • Isabella August 19, 2018 at 10:01 am

              gull waiting patiently for a scrap

            • Trinity August 19, 2018 at 1:49 pm

              Squirmy has a better exercise regime than me !!

            • Isabella August 19, 2018 at 4:49 pm

              Jack lalanne died and so did my exercise regime! Lol!

    69. Betsy August 19, 2018 at 7:01 am - Reply

      Chick is 7 weeks old today.

    70. Betsy August 19, 2018 at 1:15 am - Reply

      Lightning bolt on the other side of the water.

      • Trinity August 19, 2018 at 1:51 pm - Reply

        Beautiful **, I just love the Mother Nature show.

        • Betsy August 20, 2018 at 1:44 am - Reply

          Trinity, CarolV, and Isabella: Thanks guys!!

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

        Nice catch on the lightning!

      • Isabella August 19, 2018 at 4:50 pm - Reply

        Beautiful colors!

    71. Isabella August 18, 2018 at 11:09 pm - Reply

      Goodnight Ozland!😴

    72. Isabella August 18, 2018 at 10:59 pm - Reply

      Skinny white legs!

      • Isabella August 18, 2018 at 11:02 pm - Reply

        Storm watching

        • Isabella August 18, 2018 at 11:05 pm - Reply

          Somebody wanted Jane’s spot!

          • Isabella August 18, 2018 at 11:06 pm - Reply

            The princess 👑

            • Isabella August 18, 2018 at 11:08 pm

              Getting ready for bed

    73. CarolV August 18, 2018 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      8/19/18- HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SQUIRMY!

    74. CarolV August 18, 2018 at 8:44 pm - Reply

      Squirmy sat and watched over the bay for a while.
      You can see the clouds over the south side the Island. They would sporadically light up from within with the lightening.

      Cloudy in OZland until about 2am…. After that, 30-50% chance of showers continues all thru Sunday. Temp now about 72, holding fairy steady-70-73- all tonight thru tomorrow.

      HAGN, everyone.

      oíche mhaith (agat) , Isabella

      • CarolV August 18, 2018 at 8:46 pm - Reply

        Just realized……. I keep adding an extra syllable to LIGHTNING…… silly me….

    75. CarolV August 18, 2018 at 6:51 pm - Reply

      I drove home from work (I work on North Fork, out toward OZland) in pouring rain- thunder, lightening, flooding streets…… while I waited at one intersection, with rain hitting the car so hard the wipers couldn’t keep up, there was a hole in the clouds off to the right and you had an unobstructed view of the sun.
      Driving cross island, heading over to the south fork, it rained so hard, I could barely see the road. I turned on to rt.24, heading SE, and drove right out of the storm…. And to make my day, there was a beautiful, full rainbow!

      There hadn’t been any rain by my house, but it’s getting very dark here, with thunder in the distance. According to local weather, it’s a large, slow moving cell- heading westward…

      Squirmy doesn’t look like they had any rain, but that may change…..The sky in these shots looks a bit ominous. Squirmy was tracking someone flying around overhead………..

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