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Tommy Aprea - Windsong Osprey Nest

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July 9, 2020: Sadly, George and Jane’s first chick has passed away. The remaining egg is long overdue and questionable.

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Belle’s Journey

Written by Dr. Rob Bierregaard & Illustrated by Kate Garchinsky

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

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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts

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

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

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

Hello Paul,

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

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

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

Best wishes, and good luck,

John W. Fitzpatrick

Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

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

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

charles.

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Charles Eldermire
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Paul,

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

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

    44,355 Comments

    1. Gordon Simpson September 5, 2018 at 4:51 pm - Reply

      I very much agree about the number and nature of the screenshots. As far as I can tell, they have killed off the discussion which used to be fun and informative. Of course, maybe we have been on the site for so long that we are all experts! No offence to those who post pictures but there are so, so many of them.

      • June c September 5, 2018 at 6:29 pm - Reply

        Agree on pictures..little too many..so many are great shots and thankful for people take the time to capture the moments…maybe not so many moments..
        .

      • PattyK September 5, 2018 at 9:16 pm - Reply

        As the world turns, this wonderful site has also. So very much appreciate the cam ,some photos but also miss the learning experience, info and comraderie of looking and guessing and hoping and praying about our nest…xoxoxo

      • Isabella September 5, 2018 at 9:32 pm - Reply

        Gordon.. hi!…what is the info that some people are talking about?…if someone has a question,I’m sure it will be answered. Or do they just want a blow by blow of nest happenings without pics?

        • Gordon Simpson September 6, 2018 at 4:24 pm - Reply

          The information Betsy (?) posted re fishing and migration was great. As I originally said, most of us have been viewing the nest for three or four years and understand most of what is going on; however, there may be newcomers who are not so well informed. But there used to be more of a community where people chatted and shared their thoughts. That seems to have disappeared as the Comments section is dominated by pictures. Just my opinion.

      • Betsy September 6, 2018 at 1:35 am - Reply

        Gordon Simpson: What exactly do you mean by “nature of the screenshots”? Something like this??

        • Meli September 6, 2018 at 8:09 pm - Reply

          Haaaaa LOVE IT. This really gets me into the poetry mood…. don’t tempt me….

          • Betsy September 7, 2018 at 1:14 am - Reply

            Meli: In retrospect, it seems a little mean!!

            • CarolV September 7, 2018 at 6:32 pm

              BETSY;; hind sight always a pain in the ass!

          • CarolV September 7, 2018 at 10:18 am - Reply

            There are SO many words that end in IT!

    2. Betsy September 5, 2018 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      Crows visited the nest today …

    3. Betsy September 5, 2018 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      🎜 Shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shake your booty, shake your booty!! 🎝 LOL

    4. Karen E Haggerty-Hoch September 5, 2018 at 2:39 pm - Reply

      I agree with Rodee and Theresa about there being so many pictures. I understand there are great pictures I am missing trying just to find out what is going on in the nest but, I don’t have that much time. I scroll and scroll just to get some informative info. Therefore, I wish there were less pictures too.

    5. June c September 5, 2018 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      Another question…Did the princess catch a fish?

      • Isabella September 5, 2018 at 9:14 pm - Reply

        It doesn’t seem like she did. If they don’t before leaving…they will do it during migration

        • Betsy September 6, 2018 at 1:00 am - Reply

          Isabella: Info!! Hee hee hee!! Exactly true!!

          • June c September 6, 2018 at 8:38 am - Reply

            I know they will on their migration…just asked a question..Did she catch a fish?

            • Isabella September 6, 2018 at 11:25 pm

              As far as I’ve seen,no she has not caught a fish

            • Betsy September 7, 2018 at 1:37 am

              June c: Not that I’ve seen. Since she’s always eaten the fish George has brought her on the nest (trying to balance on a stick while doing so!! Practicing for the real thing!! And, making for some amusing pictures as she flaps all over the place while trying to remain on the stick, while holding onto a slippery fish, and trying to catch her balance when she loses it!!) except this morning when she flew off with the fish to eat it elsewhere, I can’t imagine that she caught her own fish and brought it someplace else to eat!! However, now that she obviously can eat a fish while balancing on a branch (I’m assuming that because she wasn’t back until the afternoon she didn’t drop the fish) she may very well do so. But, since one website from the info I posted on fishing stated that juveniles rarely catch their own fish until they set off on their first migration, which I was surprised to learn, we may never know whether she did catch a first fish and ate it in another spot or whether she was unsuccessful in fishing before migrating!! Hopefully, if and when she catches a first fish she’ll feel more comfortable bringing it to the nest first so we can all see it!!

    6. June c September 5, 2018 at 2:22 pm - Reply

      Have been looking when I can..did Jane leave? If so when.

      • Isabella September 5, 2018 at 9:12 pm - Reply

        June c…..I haven’t seen Jane….I know Iris in Montana is still around,and they expect her to leave within 10 days. As of yesterday Charlotte in Charlo was still around. Some wonder if Jane will stay later, due to a young chick. I think her instinct will have her leave for migration same time as the other Mammas. Will be interesting to see!

        • June c September 6, 2018 at 8:56 am - Reply

          Thank you Isabella..I have been with nest from the beginning…each year write down info…just wanted to know if Jane left what date…also of the princess caught a fish before her journey…I also tape their voices….this is pic of Squimy voice..princess to me…George in the past hung around for young…this nest is so unique anything can happen…

          • Isabella September 6, 2018 at 11:29 pm - Reply

            Fascinating June c !….do you have one of Jane?

    7. Paula September 5, 2018 at 2:18 pm - Reply

      Hi All,

      Just went through a whole page and didn’t see any mention of Jane. Has she left or did I just miss her or any mention of her?

      • Betsy September 5, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

        Paula: Hi Paula. I only saw Jane on the nest early in the morning yesterday and then I didn’t see her the rest of the day. Today I haven’t seen her so far, but, I think I heard her on the perch alarming at someone (George was on the nest at the time and it wasn’t him, unless he’s a ventriloquist!! LOL)

        • Betsy September 5, 2018 at 3:18 pm - Reply

          And, for any doubters who think that that is the chick, here’s the chick hopping down from the perch …

        • Betsy September 5, 2018 at 3:19 pm - Reply

          while Jane is still there …

        • CarolV September 5, 2018 at 9:15 pm - Reply

          I thought I heard her, too, Betsy.

    8. CarolV September 5, 2018 at 11:51 am - Reply

      Looks like Squirmy has a good brunch!

    9. Betsy September 5, 2018 at 11:48 am - Reply

      “Not the toooooeeee!!”

    10. Betsy September 5, 2018 at 11:46 am - Reply

      The sequence of a landing!!

    11. Isabella September 5, 2018 at 11:24 am - Reply

      Breakfish…believe this is second fish…saw her with a fish tail earlier

    12. Betsy September 5, 2018 at 10:56 am - Reply

      The chick dive-bombing from the perch …

    13. Theresa E rosko September 5, 2018 at 8:55 am - Reply

      I agree with Rodee….I go on to get information about what is happening on the nest
      and have to scroll through so many pictures that I feel are not necessary or even interesting.
      I don’t have that much time to go through them all to get to the important information.

      • Betsy September 6, 2018 at 1:21 am - Reply

        Theresa E rosko: But, Theresa, the pictures and the commentary with them DO tell about what is happening on the nest!!

    14. CarolV September 5, 2018 at 7:45 am - Reply

      Morning breafish. Posting from phone so ….

    15. Betsy September 5, 2018 at 1:26 am - Reply

      nfc: This one’s for you!! LOL

      https://youtu.be/RiHTq_3bfDM

      • nfc September 5, 2018 at 1:05 pm - Reply

        Betsy—- THANKS for the video. I think others will enjoy it. Thanks for all the pictures and captions you and others put up here. It takes a lot of work to do that and it is appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Betsy September 5, 2018 at 3:04 pm - Reply

          nfc: You’re very welcome!!

      • CarolV September 5, 2018 at 6:08 pm - Reply

        Can watch this again and again! TY!

        • Betsy September 6, 2018 at 12:55 am - Reply

          CarolV: You’re welcome!!

      • Isabella September 6, 2018 at 12:27 am - Reply

        If I knew you were going to do a video, I wouldn’t have bothered posting pics! Lol!

        • Betsy September 6, 2018 at 9:50 am - Reply

          Isabella: I didn’t know I would either until I did!! LOL

    16. CarolV September 4, 2018 at 8:56 pm - Reply

      George did some sight-seeing and inspected the nest before flying out……….
      Just before camera greyed out, sky was looking pretty……

      About 77 now, dropping to 69 under partly cloudy skies…….. tomorrow, mostly sunny and low 80s

      HAGN!

      • CarolV September 4, 2018 at 9:08 pm - Reply

        Oh- almost forgot what I meant to post first! Since page turned, adding here..
        TRINITY– Thnx so much for that article about the rescued osprey. I’m always so amazed- and happy- when someone steps up like this for wildlife. That beak is so intimidating, you really have a passion for animals to help………

        BETSY- S does have a bit of Brutus in her look. Both handsome birds…
        …………… the nest always looks lonely this time of year. They’re here but not here……… At least when there were multiples, they took turns stopping by!
        ……. on the flying group of birds….. most osprey I see in groups now are flying in lazy, swooping large circles. don’t know if I posted this, but saw a group in Riverhead last week, 8-10….a loose circle swooping in and out and calling….. Id be surprised if those fast moving birds were osprey. But what they are is hard to tell…

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

      AND!!!!!!!! @19:08…. George delivers a small fresh fish………. Squirmy happily takes and goes right……..

    18. CarolV September 4, 2018 at 8:05 pm - Reply

      Second verse… same as the first………. JK- at 16:46- Squirmy started picking at fish but takes off after more or less playing with her food……..

      • CarolV September 4, 2018 at 8:07 pm - Reply

        30 secs. after, George drops from perch and flies off with remainder….

        • CarolV September 4, 2018 at 8:09 pm - Reply

          17:37- George brings back leftovers………. Squirmy takes to the right…….

    19. CarolV September 4, 2018 at 7:14 pm - Reply

      Squirmy with her fish dance………..

      • CarolV September 4, 2018 at 7:16 pm - Reply

        George with the Whopper— and not from BK!……… this guy had a will to live…….sorry, fella……..Squirmy needs you.

        • CarolV September 4, 2018 at 7:19 pm - Reply

          Squirmy plants a foot……… she looked like she had a foot on a paint shaker!!! An I was watching in slo-mo to get pictures!

          You’re right, nfc…. this deserves a video…… Betsy?

          • CarolV September 4, 2018 at 7:21 pm - Reply

            She tried yelling at it………..

            • CarolV September 4, 2018 at 7:23 pm

              She tried several holds and spots, then hip-hopped across the nest to her eating log.

            • CarolV September 4, 2018 at 7:25 pm

              Squirmy had a very good meal…… and look what’s left!

    20. nfc September 4, 2018 at 4:39 pm - Reply

      At 16:02 a fish was brought in that was very lively. It was dropped off and Squirmy had to tackle it. At 16:10 it looked like the fish was a surfboard and Squirmy was surfing. I hope someone can catch this in pictures or video.

      • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:06 pm - Reply

        The princess came down from her pedestal to demand a fish

        • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:08 pm - Reply

          So George delivered 🐟 !

          • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:10 pm - Reply

            Fish saw no way out

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:11 pm

              George left

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:13 pm

              Princess took over

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:18 pm

              Then she surfed to the other side

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:25 pm

              Changed positions

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:27 pm

              Had a little trouble

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:29 pm

              Picked him up…flopped him back down

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:31 pm

              Fishflopped him over to the edge

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:34 pm

              Recalculating and changing direction

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:36 pm

              Eating

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:40 pm

              Yelling at Fish…at boats….at wasps…

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:44 pm

              Fish wrestling

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:46 pm

              Fish eating

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:48 pm

              Fish wrestling 🤼‍♀️

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:49 pm

              Fish defeated

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:52 pm

              Princess and the wasp flight of victory!

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 7:56 pm

              George drops down for leftovers

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 8:05 pm

              Leaves with fish….that’s George’s wing on left

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 8:17 pm

              Raven came down from perch for pot luck

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 8:32 pm

              Raven popped back up on perch…must have seen George coming and left

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 8:34 pm

              You could hear the princess screaming her way to the nest…..George could feel it!

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 8:37 pm

              George was berated

            • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 8:40 pm

              Consoled himself with fish pickings

    21. Betsy September 4, 2018 at 3:16 pm - Reply

      Looked much more impressive when it was coming in on the 2nd with full sails!!

    22. Betsy September 4, 2018 at 1:59 pm - Reply

      I think the camera isn’t working and just has a picture of the nest and water stuck in front of it!! Hee hee hee

      • Betsy September 4, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

        Except that every once in a while a boat goes by …

      • Betsy September 4, 2018 at 2:08 pm - Reply

        or, a yellow jacket flies by … guess it’s too hot even for them!! LOL

      • Betsy September 4, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Reply

        Apparently, it’s even too hot for the water to even make a ripple!! LOL

        • Betsy September 6, 2018 at 9:40 pm - Reply

          Big contrast between the view this afternoon (9/6)!!

      • Trinity September 4, 2018 at 3:48 pm - Reply

        Such a serene peaceful setting, I’m forever jealous of East End residents .

      • PattyK September 4, 2018 at 8:26 pm - Reply

        9/4/2018 A mooowhaaa moment,seeing the night at the nest, remembering stately Gracie out on the far perch, overlooking the bay and taking such great care of the brood, xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

    23. Betsy September 4, 2018 at 9:10 am - Reply

      I wonder what was going on … I saw a bunch of what looks like osprey swooping and flying!!

      https://youtu.be/GfhrCjFzCfg

      • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

        Hard to see with the morning haze and wasps joining in!….not sure they’re osprey…they seem to be going too fast, darting back and forth. If they are osprey….maybe they’re having a farewell party 🎉! Lol!

        • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 1:53 pm - Reply

          🎉

          • Isabella September 4, 2018 at 2:08 pm - Reply

            And I wonder if anyone besides me wonders….unless they’re watching and not commenting…what happened to some of our Zone family?……Paula, Bonnie, ChrisH, Michael G. Martin, RobininMD, SMCF, ……….Redkayak?….sorry if I forgot someone,these are off the top of my head

            • Trinity September 4, 2018 at 3:47 pm

              And I’ve been wondering as well.

            • rodee hansen September 4, 2018 at 11:36 pm

              In response to ISABELLA ……………..
              I was made aware of the fact that many of us find the amount of posts overwhelming and photos as well. Too time consuming, so I delete everything, taking a chance missing important information. That is why I do not post anymore. This format of reporting minute happenings just takes away from educational and worth while moments in the lives of our osprey-family. Most of us work, still we would like to be part of the LIVES OF THE ORPREYS. Maybe there is a middle-ground, some moderation, like it used to be. To me it is not important “if she jumped up or she jumped down”. The summer is hot enough – can we cool this down a little bit. PLEASE. I know I am sticking my head out, still I am taking the risk being honest. I am saying what I mean , but not saying it “mean”. Please, consider.

            • Gracey September 4, 2018 at 11:53 pm

              I agree with Rodee……

            • ChrisH September 4, 2018 at 6:07 pm

              I’m still here, Isabella. Lately I haven’t been able to check in as often as I’d like and when I do I pretty much skim through as quickly as I can.

            • PattyK September 4, 2018 at 8:33 pm

              Thanks for this post…we think that we all still are here, watching and seeing the posts, just not posting comments, it seems like the photos are taking over and we are grateful for them, our OZ family continues to BE! xoxo

            • Isabella September 5, 2018 at 1:28 am

              Rodee…wow! You actually made me chuckle!…believe me I edit the pics and captions,but this chick is quite the diva! I thought some people who miss out wanted to be filled in. Sometimes people request “ I saw this at yada yada time” I agree with you about “she jumped up or down” thought some needed to “see” the whole picture. It is a lot of work to do the pics and post so I will gladly edit much more! Thx 4 ur input!

            • Isabella September 5, 2018 at 1:30 am

              Hi ChrisH!

            • Isabella September 5, 2018 at 1:32 am

              PattyK…I see you post from time to time

            • Isabella September 5, 2018 at 1:33 am

              Gracey….good to know

            • Paula September 5, 2018 at 2:14 pm

              Hi Isabella,
              I’m still here occasionally. Every time I check in there isn’t much to see because everyone was off to the right. I check in, read some of the comments and that’s it. I was bummed I missed the fledging after all I did break a toe to see the little creep hatch! But I did get to scroll back to see it thanks to CarolV’s post (thanks btw).

            • Isabella September 5, 2018 at 8:52 pm

              Paula…yes I remember your toe….that had to hurt!…hope it’s all better!

        • Betsy September 4, 2018 at 3:19 pm - Reply

          Isabella: Ah, farewell is coming soon, too soon!! Cute cupcakes!! Wonder where all the rest of the viewers are, too!!

    24. Betsy September 3, 2018 at 10:27 pm - Reply

      After the chick finished the small partial fish …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 10:28 pm - Reply

        George brought it at 18:08:05 hrs …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 10:30 pm - Reply

        she went over to the side where George had gone after the chick took the fish from him …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 10:32 pm - Reply

        it sure looked and sounded as if George was feeding the chick — his tail feathers bobbing up and down and her body bobbing forward, and she making the raspy chick “feed me, feed me” noises …

    25. Betsy September 3, 2018 at 10:11 pm - Reply

      A partial osprey!!

    26. CarolV September 3, 2018 at 8:02 pm - Reply

      A quiet night…… I can hear Squirmy making little squeaks occasionally……..
      Camera getting ready to shut down … just about 8 pm

      79 now. skies turn partly cloudy, dropping to 73 by dawn…. muggy but a little breeze….

      Tuesday- sunny turning partly cloudy- HHH –temps mid-high 80s…..

      Everyone…HAGN

    27. Trinity September 3, 2018 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      My sister found this on Facebook, local osprey rescue in Oakdale / Great River.

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 8:31 pm - Reply

        Trinity: I’m so glad the story had a happy ending!!

      • Isabella September 3, 2018 at 10:15 pm - Reply

        Thx for sharing Trinity… I may pop in for a visit

    28. CarolV September 3, 2018 at 7:01 pm - Reply

      When the camera came back, George was just standing around with fish in foot. He flew to perch to await the wanderer

      • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 7:11 pm - Reply

        Squirmy comes in and George drops with her fish………

        • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 7:14 pm - Reply

          Squirmy spent as much time chatting as eating………. must have had a lot to tell Dad…….

          • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 7:16 pm - Reply

            It even seemed she was alarming with Dad…………

            • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 7:18 pm

              She got down to eating and it was quickly gone.
              She wisely re-thought gulping down the tail the first time……… fit just fine at last……

            • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 8:07 pm

              Squirmy did some bug watching before she headed up……………..

            • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 8:09 pm

              George did a quick inspection of his own……… estimating how much more seaweed he can fit in????????

    29. CarolV September 3, 2018 at 4:09 pm - Reply

      Looks like a time out…….. be back around 5, hopefully…..

    30. Betsy September 3, 2018 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      I was wondering where the chick was all morning … although, I think this was her flying from the perch this morning — she seems to throw herself headlong off the perch whenever she takes off from it!! I didn’t hear her today until about 11:34 hrs.

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 3:29 pm - Reply

        Well, not just headlong, but seems to just throw herself wildly from the perch, doing all kinds of poses along the way!!

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 3:31 pm - Reply

        So, she finally made an appearance at 11:38:52 hrs, jumping down from the perch to the nest …

        • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 5:22 pm - Reply

          12:38:52 hrs!!

        • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 8:12 pm - Reply

          Hangin’ with the big kids, hopefully, seeing how much she doesn’t know YET!

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 3:32 pm - Reply

        then she walked over to the right back corner …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 3:36 pm - Reply

        and climbed up the sticks … probably to be closer to whatever parent (most likely George) was on the perch to give him an earful about how hungry she was …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 3:37 pm - Reply

        and, then, she flew up to the perch …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 3:39 pm - Reply

        hopping back down to the nest a couple of minutes later …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 3:42 pm - Reply

        she stood on the side for a few minutes …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 3:43 pm - Reply

        before moving over …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 3:45 pm - Reply

        to “center stage” to stand, mostly headless, begging for a fish …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 3:47 pm - Reply

        and, she tried to move the stick that George has tried numerous times, unsuccessfully, to move … …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 3:54 pm - Reply

        then she hunkered down, still begging, alternately making all kinds of adorable faces, playing with nest things and preening …

        • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 6:11 pm - Reply

          I love watching her put on a show! She is very expressive and a touch dramatic!

          • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 8:32 pm - Reply

            CarolV: Reminds me a little of Brutus!!

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 3:56 pm - Reply

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 3:59 pm - Reply

        before lying down for a bit … begging is exhausting!!

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 4:01 pm - Reply

        then she got up …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 4:06 pm - Reply

        to stand on the right edge for a few minutes before flying off …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 4:07 pm - Reply

        flying around to land on the left front corner of the nest …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 4:29 pm - Reply

        and standing there, alternately playing with nest things, preening, scratching, and staring at her toes (“Hmm, should I get a manicure before I migrate?”), but, mostly headless, and for about a half hour …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm - Reply

        “`

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 4:31 pm - Reply

        ““

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 4:36 pm - Reply

        Finally, George delivered a fish …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 4:39 pm - Reply

        She tried, unsuccessfully, to grab it …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 4:43 pm - Reply

        then she looked at it from all angles …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 5:01 pm - Reply

        before grabbing it by the gill plate …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 5:03 pm - Reply

        releasing it to stand on the fish like a surfboard and mantling …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 5:05 pm - Reply

        then, she gave the fish mouth-to-mouth resuscitation …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

        Just kidding!!

        Taking hold of the fish by the open mouth, she was finally able to grab the fish with her foot …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 5:11 pm - Reply

        and, then, she flapped and fish-flopped (hee hee Isabella!! Love it!!) to the right …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 5:14 pm - Reply

        to eat the fish, bobbin’ and weavin’ from the looks of her shadow and flapping her wings every so often …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 5:16 pm - Reply

        Got so carried away with my story that I forgot the pic of George flying from the perch, while the chick was standing on the left, to apparently go fishing!!

    31. CarolV September 3, 2018 at 1:56 pm - Reply

      13:25—- Superdad delivers and a BIG one…. dead already so no fight….. size was enough!

      • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 1:58 pm - Reply

        Stay away from my fish, peeples!

        • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Reply

          And she had fun, fun, FUN till her daddy took her surf-fish a-wa-ay………..

          • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 2:02 pm - Reply

            She tried all different holds as we see this fish from all angles………..

            • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 2:06 pm

              She even tried climbing her newly found ladder before heading right…………

    32. CarolV September 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm - Reply

      And here we have a Squirmy!

      • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 1:13 pm - Reply

        She CLIMBED these sticks! I guess George finally has his ladder!

        • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 1:16 pm - Reply

          Thinks someone flew in, as she turns on the begging…………
          And a sit-down strike………..

          • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 1:17 pm - Reply

            And then………….. there’s “THE LOOK”!

    33. Isabella September 3, 2018 at 10:59 am - Reply

      Happy Labor Day Ospreyzone! From your friends of a feather in Montana

      • Isabella September 3, 2018 at 11:02 am - Reply

        These Montana chicks look the same…this is Charlo….looks like L’el’e from hellgate

    34. CarolV September 3, 2018 at 10:43 am - Reply

      The bees were bugging me to take pics….. {;*))

      • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 10:45 am - Reply

        I’ve heard of a bee in your bonnet, but (butt)…………….

    35. CarolV September 3, 2018 at 10:28 am - Reply

      19:17- George drops down with what’s left of fish, as Squirmy flies in, screaming all the way……..
      if I hadn’t heard her, I would have missed this, as it was so quick!

      • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 10:30 am - Reply

        Sorry– George flying in with Squirmy over bay……..

      • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 10:38 am - Reply

        Squirmy comes in and takes what is there………. Moves right and George sits with her for a while

        • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 12:11 pm - Reply

          It was Jane … here’s a better shot of her feathers when she’s standing next to George.

      • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 12:26 pm - Reply

        BETSY………… You may be shocked, but I’m inclined to agree with you! After review, I think that is Jane, too. I thought Squirmy, since I haven’t seen her eat and Jane had the nice dried piece from yesterday. I thought I saw edging on feathers, but could just be shading.

        • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 3:18 pm - Reply

          CarolV: Not shocked!! Not even surprised!! LOL

    36. Meli September 3, 2018 at 10:04 am - Reply

      9/3/18 at 7:22 AM Jane and George came in shortly. I saw the comments below and thought that Jane had left? Looks like she is around. I hope Squirmy catches his own fish soon. I’ve noticed some nests in Long Island are empty already…

      • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 12:05 pm - Reply

        My concern too. She’s short on lesson time with her late hatch. But George is stepping up lessons, so hopefully she learns quickly!
        My concern was how she would fare in the juvie competition against more skilled opponents……… We will just have to worry while wishing her well!

    37. Betsy September 3, 2018 at 9:44 am - Reply

      George flew to the nest with another partial fish, with Jane flying in right behind him …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 9:45 am - Reply

        `

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 9:47 am - Reply

        She grabbed the fish from George, apparently grabbing his toe first because he did some yelping in pain …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 9:47 am - Reply

        then Jane flew off …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 9:48 am - Reply

        and George flew off almost immediately afterward …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 10:24 am - Reply

        eventually flying back to the perch …

    38. CarolV September 3, 2018 at 8:22 am - Reply

      George brings in a headless fish. Is that Squirmy following off to the left?

      • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 8:27 am - Reply

        Surprise! It’s Jane, back from her girls’ weekend!………. disappointed no one cleaned up the nest ………. but happy with pemmican for breakfish!

        • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 8:39 am - Reply

          George waits………… moved to perch where he’s been calling periodically……..after 8:30 now.
          Kid having fun with other juvies???

          • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 8:56 am - Reply

            If Squirmy doesn’t come, these guys may carry off the fish!!!

    39. Isabella September 3, 2018 at 8:16 am - Reply

      Bore da Ozland! ☁️……bore da George!

      • Isabella September 3, 2018 at 8:22 am - Reply

        Bore da Jane!

    40. Betsy September 3, 2018 at 8:06 am - Reply

      George flew in with a partial fish (1 & 2), with Jane hot on his tail feathers (3) …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 8:07 am - Reply

        Where were you Jane?? Didn’t see you at all yesterday!!

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 8:09 am - Reply

        Anyway, she found the fish that the chick wasn’t too thrilled about a couple of days ago and had left on the nest … why George never saw it, I don’t know!! I hope it’s still safely edible!!

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 8:09 am - Reply

        And, off she flew with it …

      • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 8:43 am - Reply

        George stood on the right edge of the nest, just his tail feathers visible, for over a half hour. There were no takers for the fish he’d brought … so he flew off.

    41. Betsy September 3, 2018 at 6:27 am - Reply

      I think this is George collecting the leftovers of the fish the chick was eating last evening. He hopped down from the perch at 06:11:35 hrs and flew away 11 seconds later …

    42. Betsy September 3, 2018 at 6:22 am - Reply

      I did not see Jane at the nest all day yesterday nor did I hear her alarming from the perch at any time. Hmm …

    43. Betsy September 3, 2018 at 6:05 am - Reply

      CarolV: Bigger!!

      • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 7:09 pm - Reply

        Why do I suddenly want cereal??

        • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 8:37 pm - Reply

          CarolV: The cereal bee is his cousin!!

    44. nfc September 3, 2018 at 5:58 am - Reply

      The Newsday article is in today’s paper page A 15.(Sept 3,2018)

    45. Isabella September 2, 2018 at 10:32 pm - Reply

      Nos da Ozland!😴

      • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 10:34 pm - Reply

        The golden osprey

        • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 10:35 pm - Reply

          Ta ta!

          • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 11:02 pm - Reply

            Sweet Jane!

            • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 11:08 pm

              Fly free…safe journey! ❤️

    46. CarolV September 2, 2018 at 8:40 pm - Reply

      Weather- 73 now, only dropping to 71 at dawn. Humidity is returning. Partly cloudy tonight.
      Monday- partly to mostly sunny- high: mid 80s.

      HAPPY LABOR DAY !!
      And HAGN!

      • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 10:37 pm - Reply

        Happy Labor Day CarolV!

    47. CarolV September 2, 2018 at 8:08 pm - Reply

      Minutes after Squirmy flew out, George came in with this guy……
      Even after George moved right, the fish was flipping debris out behind him…..

      • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 8:35 pm - Reply

        About 19:45- Squirmy decided to leave perch and see what Dad was up to.
        He flew out but left a tail piece for her to snack on……..
        She finished that, flew around to the left to clean her beak before bed time. She sat for a few before heading up.

      • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 10:40 pm - Reply

        The tail of two fish!….funny you can see tail of fish the princess left. Tail on fish George brought in

        • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 7:30 am - Reply

          yeah… I thought it was funny Squirmy was so quick to grab George’s fish but forgot she had leftovers. Needs to learn that part.

    48. Betsy September 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      Oh, look, the stick is shooting out a boat!! Hee hee

    49. CarolV September 2, 2018 at 6:59 pm - Reply

      Squirmy sings in the dinnerfish!

      • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 7:02 pm - Reply

        18:00- Large fish from George…………
        Squirmy grabs it…..
        Another fighter!………………… and she moved right…

        • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 7:04 pm - Reply

          When George moved, she came back to center top of nest and did serious damage to that fish……….. had a good long feed…..

          • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 8:05 pm - Reply

            Squirmy worked on her fish till after 7pm…… then flew out

          • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 10:42 pm - Reply

            She is pretty brutal and unladylike eating! Lol!

            • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 8:44 am

              No knife and fork…………….. or fingers………………

    50. CarolV September 2, 2018 at 6:02 pm - Reply

      WOW!!!!!!!!!

      • Betsy September 2, 2018 at 7:12 pm - Reply

        Holy guacamole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 7:33 pm - Reply

        ..

      • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 10:43 pm - Reply

        Think it ate all the other sailboats !
        ,

        • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 9:08 pm - Reply

          Isabella: I think you’re right!!

    51. CarolV September 2, 2018 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      George is in and surveying the bay…… Squirmy had a lot to say when he first got there; now just throws in an occasional comment

      • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 4:31 pm - Reply

        When George finally moves, Squirmy starts complaining……….
        When George decides to fly…………

        • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 4:34 pm - Reply

          Squirmy comes from perch seconds later……… bouncing off that big stick on left…..
          She watches as he goes, then returns upstairs,,,,,,

    52. CarolV September 2, 2018 at 2:37 pm - Reply

      Is it me or are the bugs getting bigger?????

      • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 2:42 pm - Reply

        Nice racing stripe!

      • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 10:45 pm - Reply

        The princess has a sibling!

    53. Isabella September 2, 2018 at 12:42 pm - Reply

      The princess’s Canadian friends…eh

      • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 12:44 pm - Reply

        Only club friend L’el’e

        • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 12:46 pm - Reply

          Only club friend Twee2…with crow friends

    54. Trinity September 2, 2018 at 12:36 pm - Reply

      Article in Newsday about the osprey population on LI, and our nest is the focus !! Whoo hoo OZ 😀

      • Betsy September 2, 2018 at 4:54 pm - Reply

        Trinity: Don’t see it in today’s paper …

      • Betsy September 2, 2018 at 5:01 pm - Reply

        Never mind. It’s online!! Thanks Trinity for the heads up!!

        I copied the article for those who don’t subscribe to Newsday:

        Osprey population increasing on Long Island, group says
        But the birds still must surmount countless human and natural perils, from abandoned fishing lines and plastic litter to deadly attacks by great horned owls and bald eagles.

        By Joan Gralla
        joan.gralla@newsday.com @JoanGralla
        Updated September 2, 2018 12:23 PM

        This George and Gracie certainly didn’t have the staying power of their legendary namesakes.

        George the osprey let a bigger female chase his Gracie away.

        Such is life among the ospreys summering on Long Island, where George and Gracie —named after George Burns and his wife and partner in comedy, Gracie Allen — are among the rising numbers of osprey.

        Their breakup was observed by an audience that watches the video camera by the ospreys’ nest in East Marion, overlooking Gardiners Bay, said Aaron Virgin, vice president of the nonprofit Group for the East End, by telephone.

        “It was documented, the new, larger bird was able to get her to go away — and George was OK with that,” he said.

        The conservationist group’s latest annual survey found 301 pairs like the former couple George and Gracie, up from 198 in 2014.

        “The increase was much bigger than we thought it would be,” Virgin said.

        Long Island’s population of fish-eating ospreys, once nearly driven to extinction by the DDT insecticide, still must surmount countless human and natural perils, from abandoned fishing lines and plastic litter to deadly attacks by great horned owls and bald eagles.

        The bald eagles’ return to Long Island — with a nest on Shelter Island and two in Shirley — could threaten the ospreys’ future recovery, as they sometimes seize their fish and slay their young.

        “It may not happen next year or within the next five years, but it’s coming,” Virgin said.

        The ospreys’ tendency to nest on utility poles instead of in trees is another danger as electrical fires can result. Virgin saluted PSEG for its willingness to replace those nests with safer “platform discs.”

        Regulations curbing how many small bait fish — called bunker or menhaden — can be caught are “the primary reason” Long Island’s population of ospreys is increasing, the Group for the East End said in a statement.

        Southold’s Fishers, Plum and Robins islands have 60 known nests, and 48 percent of all ospreys hatch within the town’s borders, the group said. It said: “This is due to the myriad of creeks, coves and small bays adjacent to Peconic Bay and Gardiners Bay.” Riverhead only had 19 nests and just over half had tenants, the group said. Ospreys might prefer to nest where they are more sheltered from storms in Long Island Sound.

        East Hampton’s ospreys were the most successful parents. Virgin said, “Without question East Hampton appears to be showing the fastest growth, particularly in the Accabonac Harbor area where more than a dozen nests could be observed from a single spot this past summer.”

        Paul Henry, of Greenport, the host of the Ospreyzone.com webcam, watched by as many as 30,000 visitors, was not entirely sure that Gracie was driven out — though a female dubbed “The Intruder” definitely was. The body of an osprey that had lain below the nest for a while was found, he said.

        “Maybe that’s just kind of poetic license to claim that George took a new bride,” he said.

        He cautioned that ospreys are not always tender-hearted. “We’ve seen quite brutal activity,” he said.

        That includes learning a new word, siblicide, which is when the chick that hatches first lethally attacks the youngest and smallest. Thankfully, the following year, “The little one was tougher and did survive.”

        Henry explained what makes wildlife webcams so mesmerizing.

        “When Gracie and George had their first birds, they knew just what to do, they fed each other gently, to see how to feed their babies,” he said. “And when you watch them learning to fly, then they start flying, and catching food, it’s just amazing.”

        By Joan Gralla
        joan.gralla@newsday.com @JoanGralla
        Joan Gralla is a general assignment reporter who also covers parks, flood control and Holocaust restitution. She’s a former Reuters correspondent who covered politics, economics and markets.”

        Link (must be a Newsday subscriber): https://www.newsday.com/long-island/ospreys-rising-long-island-1.20798440

        Pic (attached): Two ospreys are perched on a nest on the East End of Long Island. Photo Credit: George McLanahan

        • CarolV September 3, 2018 at 7:41 am - Reply

          Thanks, Betsy- tried to find it . Interesting seeing the story from a different angle. Still disagree with the blaming of Ronnie and Sandy for death of Peewee without mention of the fish die-off. But that’s just me. Cause and effect go hand and hand.

          • Betsy September 3, 2018 at 8:39 pm - Reply

            CarolV: You’re welcome. Interesting info!!

    55. Betsy September 2, 2018 at 12:04 pm - Reply

      George …

    56. CarolV September 2, 2018 at 11:23 am - Reply

      A lazy day- Squirmy seems to be doing a lot of boat watching— there’s a big one out there now…..
      George has been heard from the perch several times…….. sounds like him, to me anyway……..keeping her company..

      About 76 and mod. humidity,,,,

      • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 12:06 pm - Reply

        Squirmy finally goes out to play…….

    57. Isabella September 2, 2018 at 11:18 am - Reply

      Ulaakut Ozland!☀️

      • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 11:22 am - Reply

        Morning George

        • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 11:24 am - Reply

          Morning princess 👑

          • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 11:26 am - Reply

            George came in with breakfish

            • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 11:30 am

              Left with fish….princess was demanding perch side service!

            • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 11:31 am

              Came back with fish…sans head

            • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 11:33 am

              Fishflopped to the right

            • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 11:36 am

              Princess came down from her “pedestal “ to be fed…by George

            • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 11:51 am

              George went up to perch..princess finished breakfish…then flew off

            • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 12:06 pm

              Returned…yapping about something…always yapping about something! Lol

            • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 12:09 pm

              Think she wanted to go on her pedestal…occupied by George…so she took a spin

            • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 12:15 pm

              Returned… content to stay on nest awhile…watching the bay

            • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 12:17 pm

              Til dad left

            • Isabella September 2, 2018 at 12:19 pm

              She followed

    58. Betsy September 2, 2018 at 10:14 am - Reply

      The chick is 9 weeks old today

    59. CarolV September 2, 2018 at 9:09 am - Reply

      8:46- George brings another fish. You can hear Squirmy chirping softly, but she doesn’t come ……

      • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 9:12 am - Reply

        George waits to give her a chance to respond, then flies off. Couldn’t see if he flew around right but I didn’t hear any chatter.

        • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 9:56 am - Reply

          George is back with 1/2 a fish……

          • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 9:59 am - Reply

            Squirmy is yelling in to the mic…………. She slides down over George to stand next to him…
            I got the feeling she wanted to be fed, but it was hard to tell if he did or just passed the leftovers, because he stayed by her for a while…….

    60. CarolV September 2, 2018 at 8:43 am - Reply

      George stopped by, calling………..

      • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply

        Squirmy was in and out….

    61. CarolV September 2, 2018 at 8:41 am - Reply

      It’s a morning for sky watching…… the bay looks like glass………

    62. CarolV September 2, 2018 at 7:53 am - Reply

      Looks like Squirmy spent at least part of the night back in the nest……… was on nest since early early a.m.

      • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 7:54 am - Reply

        .

      • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 7:57 am - Reply

        George came in to an empty nest and called. You could her Squirmy yelling as she came…………

        • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 7:59 am - Reply

          George lets the fish go flopping……..

          • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 8:03 am - Reply

            Squirmy takes charge,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

            I know I complain when Squirmy goes off screen to eat, ……………… this a.m., we got an up close and personal view of the fish still breathing when Squirmy started taking its face apart……… a happy medium would be appreciated!

            • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 8:05 am

              And now Squirmy moves offright…………

    63. Isabella September 1, 2018 at 11:24 pm - Reply

      Unnukkut Ozland!💤

      • Isabella September 1, 2018 at 11:33 pm - Reply

        Big girl stayed up late for the fireworks 💥

        • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 8:09 am - Reply

          That is late for fireworks! Usually set off more like 9-9:30!

    64. Betsy September 1, 2018 at 10:49 pm - Reply

      There goes George

    65. Betsy September 1, 2018 at 10:24 pm - Reply

      There goes Essie

    66. Betsy September 1, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

      Rocket chick …

    67. Isabella September 1, 2018 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      Nothing but George …..

      • Isabella September 1, 2018 at 9:14 pm - Reply

        And the princess

        • Isabella September 1, 2018 at 9:17 pm - Reply

          Only the shadow knows….and a little bit of tail ….her highness!

      • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 12:04 pm - Reply

        I guess we’re all keeping eyes out for Jane……….not ready to count her out yet.

    68. CarolV September 1, 2018 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      Guess we’re not getting a good-night from anyone……… camera shutting down about 8pm

      My kinda night…..68 now, dropping to63- partly cloudy
      … may even need a light blanket!

      Sunday, high 78, partly sunny………………………….. Everyone- HAGN!

    69. CarolV September 1, 2018 at 7:52 pm - Reply

      Sunday, 8/2/18- the second 1/2 of Squirmy’s big birthday weekend……… 9 weeks old this was perfect, like her favorite thing baked in to a cake!

    70. CarolV September 1, 2018 at 7:38 pm - Reply

      And this was the show for the 18:45 feeding………….
      George shaking his foot, presumably passing a fish to Squirmy. I could HEAR Squirmy……… big ta-da on that feeding…..

      George hung around in the nest for a bit…….

    71. Betsy September 1, 2018 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      “Is my toe okay??”

      (Essie [my nickname for the chick] grabbed George’s toe when he delivered a partial fish … poor George was yelping in pain!!)

    72. CarolV September 1, 2018 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      Everytime I checked in today, Squirmy was complaining, so I wondered if she was eating. So I was happy to find a feeding when I got to do scrollback.
      @15:26- George brings a fish and has to step up and over those sticks in right corner to get his foot away from Squirmy attack……….

      • CarolV September 1, 2018 at 7:32 pm - Reply

        Squirmy moves to front of nest………….. looked like she paused to watch the sailboat parade…………..

        • CarolV September 1, 2018 at 7:35 pm - Reply

          She decides to move right to finish this fish……..

        • Isabella September 1, 2018 at 11:38 pm - Reply

          Dinner and a show!….think I’ll move in when they move out!

      • Isabella September 1, 2018 at 11:45 pm - Reply

        New dance move for George!

        • CarolV September 2, 2018 at 8:16 am - Reply

          There’s an Arthur Murray studio in Aquebogue– think he has had lessons…

    73. Trinity September 1, 2018 at 12:56 pm - Reply

      Though this has been a shortened viewing season for OZ, I’m very happy with George and his new companion Jane. I do hope Gracie finds a new mate with a nest on some prime waterfront property, and starts a new chapter.

    74. Isabella September 1, 2018 at 10:56 am - Reply

      Wasuze otya Ozland!🌥

      • Isabella September 1, 2018 at 10:57 am - Reply

        See ya later Jane!

        • Isabella September 1, 2018 at 1:37 pm - Reply

          George’s obsession with this clump of seaweed

          • Isabella September 1, 2018 at 1:41 pm - Reply

            George..seaweed

            • Isabella September 1, 2018 at 1:47 pm

              Thought he was going for the seaweed again…. but he had 🐟 in foot…. and decided to dine alone

            • Isabella September 1, 2018 at 1:56 pm

              Geese watching….hey guys! Where y’all going?

          • CarolV September 1, 2018 at 7:41 pm - Reply

            I’m kinda glad George has moved from wood to seaweed!

            • Isabella September 1, 2018 at 11:40 pm

              Ahh yes…the log cabin days!

    75. Betsy September 1, 2018 at 10:50 am - Reply

      Fly away Jane …

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