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

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Belle’s Journey

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

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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts

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

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

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

Hello Paul,

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

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

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

Best wishes, and good luck,

John W. Fitzpatrick

Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

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

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

charles.

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Charles Eldermire
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Paul,

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

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

    45,435 Comments

    1. CarolV September 15, 2018 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Happy to catch a feeding right as I went on break! Whether the post goes through is another matter! George came in at least twice and she was suitably annoyed but looked like she stayed for a bit
      Good luck 🍀 with how this comes through!

    2. Betsy September 15, 2018 at 8:19 am - Reply

      Admin Shelli: The video stream is down as of 07:58:41 hrs!!

    3. Betsy September 15, 2018 at 8:06 am - Reply

      Not who I’m looking for!!

      • Isabella September 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm - Reply

        Cute!…watch the birdy!……everybirdy wants the “spotlight “!

      • CarolV September 15, 2018 at 9:14 pm - Reply

        Maybe one of the downstairs tenants… looking for his/her 15 mins. of fame………..,

    4. Isabella September 15, 2018 at 7:40 am - Reply

      Bonum mane Ozland!🌤

    5. CarolV September 15, 2018 at 7:30 am - Reply

      GM, OZ! Lookin’ like a beautiful day, with the clouds clearing way for the sun……. Not seeing or hearing Squirmy or George- or Jane, for that matter. Everyone, enjoy your Saturday!
      Thoughts go out to all in the South who are affected by Florence…….

    6. Isabella September 14, 2018 at 11:13 pm - Reply

      Bonum nocte Ozland!😴

      • Isabella September 15, 2018 at 12:15 am - Reply

        Thanks Betsy and CarolV for today’s pics!….if you didn’t post them I would have thought George and the chick flew the coop!….and along with them the wasps,mourning doves,crows,ravens and cravens! 👏👍😃😊😁😉

    7. Betsy September 14, 2018 at 10:31 pm - Reply

      I haven’t see Jane at the nest for 3 days now, since the evening of the 11th — maybe if I keep posting that she hasn’t been seen then she’ll continue to show up after a couple of days!! LOL But, this time I think she really has left …

    8. CarolV September 14, 2018 at 6:51 pm - Reply

      A day to just enjoy that view! The water is flat! Love how the sun comes in at an angle…………

      • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 10:33 pm - Reply

        CarolV: If the nest didn’t have so many bugs, wouldn’t you just love to climb up there and sit, taking in the view??

    9. CarolV September 14, 2018 at 6:09 pm - Reply

      Little chirps …. Squirmy may be on right or right side of perch……. not much shadow movement……

      Beautiful evening… .….71 now, dropping to about 63 under clear skies.

      Saturday-partly cloudy in a.m. changing to a sunny afternoon with temps mid 70s. Beautiful September weather!

      • CarolV September 14, 2018 at 6:53 pm - Reply

        She put in a short appearance…… sounded like George was coming, but she headed back to perch.

        • CarolV September 14, 2018 at 7:57 pm - Reply

          Never saw a delivery…… did I miss something/ Is George trying a little tough love!?

          • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 11:15 pm - Reply

            The golden osprey

            • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 11:18 pm

              Aureum et alietum

    10. Betsy September 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      Don’t know what that was all about!! The chick flew to the nest, screaming all the way …

      • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 6:01 pm - Reply

        touched down for a few seconds, long enough to turn around …

      • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 6:02 pm - Reply

        before leaping off …

      • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 6:03 pm - Reply

        and flying away, apparently in a circle to the perch, because she could be heard hollering from there …

      • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 6:22 pm - Reply

        well, not exactly in a circle … she apparently took a circuitous route, flying down toward the inlet, then around to fly over the bank of the river and then under and around the back side of the nest to the perch!! You can see her on the left edge of the picture above the pilings. LOL

      • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 7:02 pm - Reply

        She stayed on the perch, intermittently calling for George to bring her a fish, until about 18:24 hrs when she flew off, returning at about 18:31 hrs to do more calling for George. Then, she hopped down to the nest …

      • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 7:12 pm - Reply

        staying a little less than a minute before hopping up and apparently over the perch to fly around to land on it because her calling grew a little distant and then became loud and the camera shook at 18:38:30 hrs … and then the camera shook again almost immediately and her calling had a jog in it so I think she flew off again as soon as she landed on the perch …

      • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 7:17 pm - Reply

        or maybe she didn’t fly off, maybe it was George landing on the perch, because she was hollering from the perch at around 18:42 and there was no camera shake of her return if she had flown off and returned …

        • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 7:48 pm - Reply

          but, I never did see George come to the nest with an evening fish for the chick … it’s 7:45 pm but there’s still enough (barely) viewing light, so there’s still a few minutes left to see if he’ll arrive with a fish for her.

          • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 10:21 pm - Reply

            Nope, didn’t happen!!

      • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 11:28 pm - Reply

        Wow! This chick can make you dizzy!

    11. Betsy September 14, 2018 at 5:12 pm - Reply

      Okay, it’s now 5:10 pm and I am having George and chick withdrawal. Did somehow I miss them?? The last I saw the chick at the nest was at 7:45 am when she picked up George’s fish delivery — a grab and fly — and the last I saw George was at 12:20-ish pm when he came by with a small piece of fish and, when no one came after a couple of minutes, he took off. I didn’t even see a crow, a raven, or a craven poking around the nest, not even a glimpse of tail feathers. Are they all so overwhelmed at seeing this round bright yellow thing in the sky — oh, yeah, the sun!! — and not getting pelted by rain that they all fainted?? I am hoping, a la Murphy’s Law, that as soon as I hit the “post comment” button the chick will come to the nest!!

    12. CarolV September 14, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      Amazing colors!………. Peaceful sailboats………. Serenity

    13. Isabella September 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      Ghoeie middagh Ozland☀️….beautiful blue bay!……good afternoon in West Flemish

      • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 5:05 pm - Reply

        Maybe this is the sailboat cam!……makes me think of the Yule log during Christmas. You can pretend you have a water view (unless you do) lol

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

          We land bound creatures wouldn’t get that view! Not many buildings higher than 2 stories! This would be a 5-6 story view! Aren’t we lucky we get to share?

        • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 7:22 pm - Reply

          Isabella: I like that picture!!

          • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 7:23 pm - Reply

            the Yule sailboat cam picture!! Hee hee

            • Isabella September 15, 2018 at 8:04 am

              Ad nave cam imaginem Yule

    14. CarolV September 14, 2018 at 12:57 pm - Reply

      12:18- George was in with a fishtail; waited a little while ; then out

    15. Trinity September 14, 2018 at 10:20 am - Reply

      On Wednesday afternoon, I counted 12 osprey along Wantagh / Ocean Parkways & Rob Moses Causeway. The migration instincts haven’t kicked in quite yet which I’m grateful for, bird watching makes my commute tolerable 😀

      • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 2:28 pm - Reply

        Hi Trinity!….glad to hear that!….still haven’t gotten over to the arboretum

      • CarolV September 14, 2018 at 2:58 pm - Reply

        I know the feeling….. I love seeing Verizon Vic, while he’s here and wonder how much I will miss that when I retire- whenever that is…..

    16. CarolV September 14, 2018 at 9:54 am - Reply

      @7:45…………Very brief glimpse of the Studmuffin before Squirmy screams in to take possession and go

      • CarolV September 14, 2018 at 9:59 am - Reply

        Exit over the lens…. flick of wing as good-bye

    17. CarolV September 14, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

      WOW! Sunshine in OZland! Haven’t see that much BLUE in a while! GM to all!

      • CarolV September 14, 2018 at 9:16 am - Reply

        Fairy orbs and pink pixies………. how ya been, guys! Long time no see!

        • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 2:55 pm - Reply

          Love them!

    18. Betsy September 13, 2018 at 11:20 pm - Reply

      I haven’t see Jane for 2 days at the nest now, since the evening of the 11th. The $1 million question: Will she or won’t she show up tomorrow???

      • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

        Betsy…I scroll back and forth hoping to see her!

      • CarolV September 14, 2018 at 3:20 pm - Reply

        I know……… well, I guess she lef—- SURPRISE!

        • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 7:25 pm - Reply

          CarolV: I guess it ain’t over ’til it’s over!! LOL

    19. Betsy September 13, 2018 at 10:11 pm - Reply

      Rodee: “Der Mangel an Urteilskraft ist eigentlich das, was man Dummheit nennt, und einem solchen Gebrechen ist gar nicht abzuhelfen.” — quote from Immanuel Kant

      Wende nicht etwas wie Guten Morgen und Gute Nacht in verschiedenen Sprachen, die in unschuldigem Spaß gemacht wurden, in etwas absurdes

      • CarolV September 14, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

        OK… that sounds so much worse in German….. Peace to everyone…..PLEASE!

        • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 4:39 pm - Reply

          CarolV: Yes ma’am

    20. Isabella September 13, 2018 at 9:56 pm - Reply

      Slapwel Ozland! 💤

      • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 3:14 am - Reply

        gratiam magnam Betsy exsultans cantico supellectilem hodie ! 😀👏👍……cantico is carol

        • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm - Reply

          Isabella: I plugged your comment into Google translator (it detected Latin) and this is what the translation was 😀 !!: Today a great favor Betsy greet furniture

          • Michael G. Martin September 14, 2018 at 5:02 pm - Reply

            Hello Group
            You Gals never have a Dull Moment here. I can’t believe I that we are now having, German and Latin lessons. That’s why I love coming to this site because you never know what you may find. I have to agree that Jane has left George and her “ Wee Baby Squirmy. Wouldn’t it be nice if Gracie came by for an extended visit with her Ex.
            Now on a more serious note. I hope that anyone in our Group that’s in the path of Florence to be Safe and Secured. If you need anything from our Community here, just let us know and don’t forget to let us know that you are Safe and Well.

            • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 7:42 pm

              Michael G. Martin: Welcome back Mike!! Yup, 🎜 Oh, girls — they wanna have fun … Oh, girls just wanna have … That’s all they really want … Some fun 🎝

              We don’t really know about Jane — she disappears for a day or 2 … or 4 (once it was almost 4 days that we didn’t see her — we had last seen her in the am on September 4th and then she reappeared in the evening of the 8th flying from the nest with a fish!!)

            • Isabella September 15, 2018 at 12:03 am

              Michael G. Martin…hi!…yes ,as I said a few days ago..prayers for all living things affected by Florence!

          • CarolV September 14, 2018 at 6:14 pm - Reply

            Yeah- that’s close to what I got. Sometimes customers treat us like furniture……..
            “Today a great favor by Betsy greet furniture”

          • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 11:37 pm - Reply

            Thanks Betsy and CarolV..great stuff today!

          • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 11:53 pm - Reply

            Funny!

        • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 11:39 pm - Reply

          Thanks Betsy and CarolV, great stuff today……try English to Latin

    21. Betsy September 13, 2018 at 9:20 pm - Reply

      George made a fish delivery this evening …

      • Betsy September 13, 2018 at 9:20 pm - Reply

        Poor George needs toe guards!!

    22. CarolV September 13, 2018 at 7:43 pm - Reply

      Itsy, bitsy spider goes up the camera house……..

      70 now, dropping to 65 on an overcast night…….
      Friday- partly sunny and low 70s

      • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 2:07 am - Reply

        CarolV..can you guess what’s stuck in my head? Lol

        • CarolV September 14, 2018 at 3:11 pm - Reply

          Out came the sun and dried up all the rain………..

          • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 4:34 pm - Reply

            … and the itsy bitsy spider went up the camera housing again 😀 😀

      • CarolV September 14, 2018 at 9:12 am - Reply

        I wish I could capture the present the itsy-bitsy spider left us! A web, glistening in the sunshine as the breeze moves it…………. there are two small white spots, showing over the water, that are bits (possibly wrapped up bug meals) attached to the web

        • CarolV September 14, 2018 at 9:13 am - Reply

          . duh, attach photo here………………

    23. CarolV September 13, 2018 at 6:14 pm - Reply

      5:30- Squirmy drops in and cheers George in…….

      • CarolV September 13, 2018 at 6:17 pm - Reply

        Turn-over; grip….. and out

        • CarolV September 13, 2018 at 6:19 pm - Reply

          Looks like we went in to a video nap about 6….. check back about 7

    24. CarolV September 13, 2018 at 5:14 pm - Reply

      I had so many shots of Squirmy mantling that I had a hard time picking shots to post with the midday fish post. I hope a “few” more are okay……… {;^))

      • CarolV September 13, 2018 at 5:17 pm - Reply

        and….

        I enjoyed all of these (plus others!) but for some reason, I like Squirmy, the mushroom

        • Betsy September 13, 2018 at 10:12 pm - Reply

          CarolV: Squirmy, the mushroom … that’s really funny!!

      • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 1:55 am - Reply

        All great CarolV!…she does like to mantle!

        • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 2:05 am - Reply

          The one after the mushroom 🍄 makes me think of Batman

    25. CarolV September 13, 2018 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      15:18- Houdini George shows -video skip- with a fish tail

      • CarolV September 13, 2018 at 4:11 pm - Reply

        Squirmy screeches her way in and grabs the tail…….

        • CarolV September 13, 2018 at 4:13 pm - Reply

          We get to see some impressive mantling, George took his time leaving………

          • CarolV September 13, 2018 at 4:17 pm - Reply

            She couldn’t relax…. George had work to do…..he was in and out a couple of times….

            • CarolV September 13, 2018 at 4:19 pm

              George is hangin’…. squirmy finally stops guarding and goes…………….. And George stands alone… in peace!

            • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 2:03 am

              Love pic of George standing in peace!…..” she’s always yapping about something! I need a vacation! ( what George might say) lol!

      • winnie September 13, 2018 at 4:42 pm - Reply

        guess that answers my question-George & baby still here?Amazing!

        • CarolV September 14, 2018 at 8:48 am - Reply

          Hi, Winnie- I know my answer posted later, but you can check back to see where you can find latest info on Jane, too

    26. Betsy September 13, 2018 at 3:01 pm - Reply

      The chick was at the nest at 11:47:00 hrs for over 20 minutes waiting for George to deliver a fish. She lay down right in front of the camera, treating us to a full, closeup view of her beautiful face (and a nice view of the inside of her mouth a couple of times!! — 11:50:42 hrs and 11:57:34 hrs Hee hee)!! Who knows how much longer she will be here or if we’ll get to see her this up close again!!

      https://youtu.be/NzYK_VWuB88

      • nfc September 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

        Betsy- great video as we get to the end of the season. Squirmy really posed for the camera. Thanks.

        • Betsy September 13, 2018 at 10:13 pm - Reply

          nfc: You’re welcome. Don’t know how many more chances we’ll get!!

        • CarolV September 14, 2018 at 8:49 am - Reply

          Great memento to have for later. TY

      • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 2:18 am - Reply

        Thx Betsy!…. I couldn’t believe how long she stayed when I was taking pics! She hasn’t been front and center for a long time! What a treat! Maybe she’s thanking her fans!

        • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

          CarolV and Isabella: She was so quiet and right in front of the camera!! When in view, she’s usually standing, headless and hollering!! 😀 😀 Something to savor when she’s gone!! Well, Isabella, Essie (my nickname for the chick) does mean star!! 😀 😀

    27. CarolV September 13, 2018 at 12:56 pm - Reply

      LUNCH! @12:11-
      The Squirmy dance got so frantic, she tripped over her own feet………….

      • CarolV September 13, 2018 at 12:58 pm - Reply

        Phantom deliveryman goes………. leaving Squirmy to yap offright…..

        • CarolV September 13, 2018 at 1:01 pm - Reply

          Squirmy steps out- still yapping- and takes her fish to go………….

      • winnie September 13, 2018 at 2:04 pm - Reply

        Hi Carol-Are they all still here? Havent seen anyone lately!

        • CarolV September 13, 2018 at 5:27 pm - Reply

          Hi, Winnie……… George and Squirmy, as you can see. Jane pops up each time we count her as gone. Betsy posted video 9/13@7:48pm…of her quick visit on 9/11/18 after not being seen for about 3 days, I believe. She has had at least 2 other long vacas of about 2 days each…

    28. CarolV September 13, 2018 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      Look who’s here, posing for us!

      • CarolV September 13, 2018 at 12:11 pm - Reply

        Earlier, she had a lot to say…………..

        • CarolV September 13, 2018 at 12:12 pm - Reply

          And tried scaring us with this face………..

    29. Isabella September 13, 2018 at 10:06 am - Reply

      Bonjou Ozland!☁️

      • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 11:16 am - Reply

        Watching George…

        • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 11:17 am - Reply

          Joining him?

          • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 11:34 am - Reply

            Could hear the princess on perch…thought she was alone til they both flew off…guess she was giving George an earful and he left…don’t think he went fishing

            • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 1:02 pm

              Saw stick moving on the right…it was a craven

            • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 1:06 pm

              Her highness showed up for lunch

            • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 1:11 pm

              You could hear alarming in the distance…..she went into a quasi pancake

            • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 1:15 pm

              She wasn’t happy!

            • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 1:19 pm

              She settled for a while

            • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 1:24 pm

              Fish?

            • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 1:27 pm

              Delivered!

            • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 1:30 pm

              To go!

            • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 1:43 pm

              Vocalization

            • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 1:53 pm

              ….

            • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 1:58 pm

              Info

            • CarolV September 14, 2018 at 8:54 am

              Things that make me go awwwwwwwwww…… soaking wet Squirmy yapping in the rain……… adorably precious…. TY

      • Betsy September 13, 2018 at 9:26 pm - Reply

        Isabella: Vocalization information very interesting!! Going to have to edit a lot of my posts where I put so-and-so alarmed!! LOL

    30. Betsy September 13, 2018 at 9:15 am - Reply

      I says, “hey, you, get off of my cloud
      Hey, you, get off of my cloud
      Hey, you, get off of my cloud
      Don’t hang around ’cause two’s a crowd
      On my cloud, baby”

      A wayward juvenile landed on the nest …

      • Betsy September 13, 2018 at 9:17 am - Reply

        and quickly flew away after barely touching down …

        • CarolV September 13, 2018 at 1:04 pm - Reply

          aaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…. just looking for a friend!

          • Betsy September 13, 2018 at 9:27 pm - Reply

            CarolV and Isabella: I hope there’s a parent still around for it … its crop was concave!!

            • Isabella September 14, 2018 at 2:30 am

              Poor baby!☹️ …I don’t think the princess would be good at sharing her fish

            • CarolV September 14, 2018 at 8:56 am

              Yeah…. I thought it was looking for scraps… poor baby….the learning curve is hard!

            • Betsy September 14, 2018 at 4:36 pm

              Isabella and CarolV: Yeah, I don’t think she would play nice!! 😀 😀

        • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 2:08 pm - Reply

          The understudy

      • Betsy September 13, 2018 at 9:20 am - Reply

        Essie (my nickname for our chick) jumped down to the nest from the perch and watched to make sure that it was gone …

        Hit the road Jack and don’t you come back
        No more no more no more no more,
        Hit the road Jack and don’t you come back
        No more

      • Betsy September 13, 2018 at 2:35 pm - Reply
    31. Betsy September 13, 2018 at 8:53 am - Reply

      The chick getting ready to jump up to the perch

    32. Isabella September 12, 2018 at 11:28 pm - Reply

      Bonswa Ozland!😴

    33. Betsy September 12, 2018 at 8:06 pm - Reply

      After all the rain we’ve been having for days the lens is SO shiny clean!! I feel like I can just reach out and touch the things on the nest!!

      • Betsy September 12, 2018 at 8:07 pm - Reply

        Interesting effect with the rain drop on the center of the lens!!

        • Isabella September 12, 2018 at 11:35 pm - Reply

          This was a few minutes after the princess flew off with her fish….rain, fog or both?

    34. CarolV September 12, 2018 at 7:45 pm - Reply

      Was happy to see that Squirmy got fed……… scrolling thru is just that much harder when the visits are so brief!

      Saw this 2 “man” cleaning crew pass thru……

      • CarolV September 12, 2018 at 7:46 pm - Reply

        .

        • CarolV September 12, 2018 at 7:53 pm - Reply

          Saw Verizon Vic on his post a couple of times today. I haven’t seen anyone else there. Vic was posing in the wing-drying position… they are so beautiful to watch!

          Looks like an overcast night again.. 70 now, , just going down a few degrees to about 67. May be an occasional pop-up shower passing thru…
          Thursday also overcast………. (getting boring??) Temps only in the low 70s. I think summer of “2018 going down in the books as one MUGGLY summer!

          HAGN!

      • Isabella September 12, 2018 at 11:36 pm - Reply

        Cravens!

    35. Isabella September 12, 2018 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      FISH!….by George…bye George!

      • Isabella September 12, 2018 at 4:43 pm - Reply

        Takes it to go

        • Isabella September 12, 2018 at 4:47 pm - Reply

          Her feet look like they’ve been in the bay…don’t know if she has caught a fish 🐟?

          • CarolV September 12, 2018 at 8:35 pm - Reply

            It’s been raining so much and constantly damp…. I think the bay came to the nest!

            • CarolV September 12, 2018 at 8:39 pm

              ..HAGN!

    36. CarolV September 12, 2018 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      High noon hidden in the fog. Still saying possible t-storm but no sun 🌞 in the forecast
      Saw a quick glimpse of Squirmy earlier but will have to wait for posts to see if she got fed. I seem to remember George used to wait till later in the day with the other kids before he would provide. As if to encourage fishing.
      Now to see if this posts. Yesterday one sat in my phone trying to post for about two hours before I checked on my break and it was just endlessly circling!

      • CarolV September 12, 2018 at 7:10 pm - Reply

        It rained off and on all afternoon. Some sudden down pours, trickling to sprinkles.

    37. Isabella September 12, 2018 at 7:32 am - Reply

      Chao buoi sang Ozland!🌫☁️

    38. Betsy September 12, 2018 at 12:26 am - Reply

      Jane is still here!

      • Isabella September 12, 2018 at 4:02 pm - Reply

        OMG!!!!!…..how many times do I have to say farewell to sweet Jane? Lol…maybe she saw Florence and turned back!….Hi Jane, why don’t you sit and stay awhile!

        • Isabella September 12, 2018 at 4:24 pm - Reply

          Looks like I just missed her!…do you have any more pics?

          • Betsy September 13, 2018 at 7:48 am - Reply

            Isabella: I can do better than that!!

            https://youtu.be/WhG9b3zI4ns

            • CarolV September 13, 2018 at 1:11 pm

              TY, Betsy! She sure didn’t stay long…. maybe she’s saying Adios to the kid………….

            • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 2:17 pm

              Thx Betsy!….quick visit..hard to see her!…wish she stayed a bit! Hard to tell if the princess was expecting a fish or was saying “mom, mom, mom!

          • Betsy September 13, 2018 at 9:31 pm - Reply

            CarolV: and Isabella: You’re welcome CarolV and Isabella!! I think the chick was afraid Jane would take the fish!!

      • CarolV September 12, 2018 at 7:27 pm - Reply

        Lots to see around LI when you have the time! Guess she’s enjoying her leisure! George didn’t fill her in about the mom helping out a little till she leaves!

      • June c September 13, 2018 at 2:18 am - Reply

        OMG…can’t believe it…I’m in London (vacation) but had to ck in on our family…as I said before..anything possible with this nest….at home have my Mac set up on kitchen
        Counter 24/7….amazing she is still here…I know Gracie left one year a little late…

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

          TOO FUNNY! OZ in London! I know, we have posters from distant places, but it just seemed odd for a moment!

          Hope you are having a spectacular time! Safe travels!

        • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 2:18 pm - Reply

          June c….hope you enjoy your vacation!

    39. Isabella September 11, 2018 at 11:27 pm - Reply

      Chuc Ngu ngon Ozland!💤

      • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 11:31 pm - Reply

        Thx CarolV!….. I missed the princess getting a fish. Had to go to PT. She seemed to be begging on and off all day! I thought maybe George left!

        • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 11:57 pm - Reply

          Seems like hellgate, Charlo, Hog Island May still be around(except for Rachel). Don’t know about the tweedles, they shut down the camera. It does look like Jane left. Prayers for Jane and any other living thing that may be affected by Florence! ….sweet Jane, fly safe!

      • Isabella September 12, 2018 at 8:08 am - Reply

        Princess ordering breakfish

        • Isabella September 12, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

          George flew from perch to get it…….or to get peace and quiet! Lol…..that’s George on the left and in the fog

          • Isabella September 12, 2018 at 8:17 am - Reply

            When he took off….the princess was quiet (for about a minute) repeated her order….took a spin around to perch

            • Isabella September 12, 2018 at 8:39 am

              Where she kept calling for a fish…thought she might have better luck if she came to the “table”

            • Isabella September 12, 2018 at 8:41 am

              Had some “salad” as a first course

            • Isabella September 12, 2018 at 8:44 am

              Went to the outer perch to check on her order

            • Isabella September 12, 2018 at 8:50 am

              No go…back to upper deck

            • Isabella September 12, 2018 at 9:37 am

              And…she’s back

            • Isabella September 12, 2018 at 9:39 am

              Second course…shellfish

            • CarolV September 12, 2018 at 8:42 pm

              Maybe she thought that outer perch was the drive-thru!

    40. rodeehansen September 11, 2018 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      Ja, das war ein grosser Fisch so um 7 Uhr herum. Tolles Bild, Miss Carole !

      • CarolV September 12, 2018 at 7:16 pm - Reply

        Thanks, Rodee…….. and thank goodness for Google Translate! My 6 weeks of German at college- many moons ago!- didn’t get me thru the finer points of that sentence!

    41. CarolV September 11, 2018 at 8:15 pm - Reply

      Weather……..About 75 now, dropping to 69 @sunrise…. overcast
      Wednesday- overcast, possibility of t-storm midday; temps high of 75

    42. CarolV September 11, 2018 at 7:03 pm - Reply

      Looks like Dad paid attention! @18:09- In comes our hero……. Good sized fish for Squirmy…….

      • CarolV September 11, 2018 at 7:10 pm - Reply

        The fish was quiet til she started ripping at it’s face………… then it decided it wanted to live! Ride that pony, cowboy!

        • CarolV September 11, 2018 at 7:16 pm - Reply

          Squirmy took it to the right and decided to stay home for dinner……..

          She waved at us to let us know she was still there……..

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

        The fish was quiet tilt she started ripping at it’s face………… then it decided it wanted to live! Ride that pony, cowboy!

        • CarolV September 11, 2018 at 8:18 pm - Reply

          Apologize for repeat…….. computer seemed to have lost it the first time and I pressed send again…….really odd that one set is posted beneath a later post…..

      • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 11:10 pm - Reply

        Finally fish and George!…..first time I’m seeing either one

      • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 11:20 pm - Reply

        Think I like it better when they’re headless…..good shot of George with fish!

    43. CarolV September 11, 2018 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      It turned in to a beautiful day….. for now. Dark clouds moving in.

      Sounds like that shadow is Squirmy on the perch.

      • CarolV September 11, 2018 at 5:13 pm - Reply

        Squirmy was in briefly. Looked all around then went back to perch, to complain some more………….

        • CarolV September 11, 2018 at 6:13 pm - Reply

          Squirmy has popped in and out a few times and the begging is getting longer and louder,,,,,,,,,,

    44. Isabella September 11, 2018 at 10:33 am - Reply

      …..

    45. Isabella September 11, 2018 at 9:11 am - Reply

      Tere hommikust Ozland! ☁️🌥………….printsess Udus

      • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 9:18 am - Reply

        Lendab ules pesa

        • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 10:35 am - Reply

          Tellides purgi 🎣

          • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 11:32 am - Reply

            Merevetikad

            • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 11:35 am

              Printsessi poop!

            • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 12:01 pm

              As of yesterday…Louis and Iris….Iris is still going to the nest…Louis is bringing her fish….L’el’e has not been seen. Funny how things are different at each nest!

            • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 12:03 pm

              Interesting

            • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 6:04 pm

              Looking for fish?

            • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 6:09 pm

              The princess and I watching the beautiful bay!

            • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 6:12 pm

              Alright maybe I was watching the bay….she’s looking for a fish!

            • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 6:14 pm

              And …back up to perch

            • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 6:17 pm

              Fish! Fish!!

            • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 6:19 pm

              Where’s the confounded fish?!

            • rodeehansen September 11, 2018 at 8:57 pm

              Guten Abend, Wie wäre es wenn wir all in einer anderen Sprache schreiben? Unsinn, nicht wahr. !!!!

            • rodeehansen September 11, 2018 at 9:07 pm

              Auf deutsch heissen die Ospreys “SEEADLER”. Sehr gute Uebersetzung, nicht wahr?

          • rodeehansen September 11, 2018 at 8:55 pm - Reply

            Isabella ……..
            Wie gehts es Ihnen? Endlich hat es aufgehört zu regnen. Mehr folgt.

            • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 12:19 am

              Warten Auf die feuchtigkeit zu ende , was mein Vater dummheit nennt ! Laut lachen !

            • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 2:51 pm

              Rodee

          • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 12:23 am - Reply

            Ordering breakfish…..seaweed……princess poop

        • rodeehansen September 11, 2018 at 9:21 pm - Reply

          FOR SHELLI Tere hommikust ozalid printjes Udus

          Lendab uses peas

          Shelli – why is this posted ?????/ Am I missing something here and all others understand this gabble, gabble – Someone explain – someone do something. I am ready to listen and learn.

          • gracey September 12, 2018 at 12:37 pm - Reply

            PLEASE if these one liners in a foreign language continue…Would you please translate under the words we do NOT understand.

            Also the one liners are not too educational, just saying…more of he moved, he jumped, etc.

          • Admin Shelli September 12, 2018 at 12:59 pm - Reply

            From what I understand the gals are saying hello in a different language each morning.
            I did reply to your email and thank u so much for the beautiful card!
            It came at just the right moment and blessed me so ♥️

        • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 12:22 am - Reply

          Flies to nest

      • Isabella September 13, 2018 at 12:20 am - Reply

        Princess in the fog

    46. CarolV September 11, 2018 at 8:56 am - Reply

      A quiet nest with foggy view. I heard Squirmy before but didn’t catch her when she was in nest. Sure someone will have pictures. If we had t-storms., I didn’t hear them.
      Just a gloomy day for now.

    47. Isabella September 11, 2018 at 12:19 am - Reply

      Head ood Ozland!💤

      • Isabella September 11, 2018 at 12:22 am - Reply

        Aitah Betsy and CarolV! 😀😃😁🙂👍

    48. Betsy September 10, 2018 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      Well, no sign of Jane today either. I was trying to figure out, if she left yesterday (because she was at the nest in the evening on the 8th after not having been seen for a few days) where she could be on Thursday. But, there are so many factors playing a role, such as flight speed, how many hours a day she flies (an osprey can have a slower average flight speed, but fly for more hours in a day and go further than an osprey flying at a faster average speed but for fewer hours in a day), when (if) she left, what route would she take … Florence’s forecast strike zone is anywhere from the Carolinas to Virginia, but definitely somewhere on the southeastern coast on Thursday. It’s a major hurricane and forecast to hit at a minimum cat 3, then it gets stuck, just like Harvey in Houston in 2017, dumping possibly up 20 inches of rain in some areas. Then we have to think of Gracie and Sandy and Ronnie and probably Brutus, Ali, and Rocky who all most likely migrated back north this year for the first time and all the other osprey at webcams that others who watch this site also watch!! I won’t even go into the unwatched osprey and other migrating, or even resident, birds!! Okay, now that I got myself, and probably others, depressed …

      • ChrisH September 11, 2018 at 4:14 pm - Reply

        I hear you, Betsy. I’ve been thinking about that, too, since I first heard about Florence. Also getting worried about all the other local wildlife.

      • CarolV September 11, 2018 at 6:10 pm - Reply

        It’s hard to say good-bye when she keeps popping up!

    49. Betsy September 10, 2018 at 7:07 pm - Reply

      The chick made a brief — and QUIET!! — visit to the nest …

    50. CarolV September 10, 2018 at 5:22 pm - Reply

      Sept cygnes nageant

      Tempted to do whole song…… but economizing on pics. (;*}}

      • CarolV September 10, 2018 at 5:27 pm - Reply

        OH, darn….. that was supposed to be under your post, Betsy! Loses meaning here! Messed that up!

    51. CarolV September 10, 2018 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      Still raining (and foggy) and there’s a 40-80% chance of rain, varying at times, all night….. Temp.62 now and RISING to 71 by dawn. May escalate to t-storms.
      Tuesday- may storm or t-storm till early afternoon. Temps. rising to 80.

    52. Betsy September 10, 2018 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      The chick was already on the right edge of the nest waiting for George to bring her a fish, getting to the nest a few seconds before him …

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 4:42 pm - Reply

        she grabbed the fish from George …

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 4:44 pm - Reply

        he looked around for a bit, and, without even cleaning his beak, he flew away …

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 4:47 pm - Reply

        she was so ravenous that she didn’t even wait for George to fly away before she started ripping into the fish!!

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 4:51 pm - Reply

        but as soon as he left the nest she did the compulsory mantling over the fish …

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

        but hunger outweighed mantling and so she almost immediately began trying to eat …

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 4:57 pm - Reply

        between attempts at ripping off a good first piece of fish the chick would look all around …

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 4:59 pm - Reply

        finally she was able to rip off a piece of the gill cover …

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 5:02 pm - Reply

        she pulled out the gill and, after trying to swallow it whole, realized that she needed to tear it into smaller pieces …

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 5:05 pm - Reply

        but, then, she decided that she didn’t want to eat it after all and dropped on to the nest …

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

        she stood unsteadily with both feet on the fish while trying to figure out the best way to rip off another piece …

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 5:12 pm - Reply

        then she decided that she didn’t want to eat the fish on the nest after all. After several unsuccessful attempts at grabbing the fish with her foot to fly away with it …

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 5:13 pm - Reply

        she just carried the fish off in her beak …

    53. CarolV September 10, 2018 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      Squirmy was in complaining about 3:30… She was yapping at the rain and focusing off to the left…… perhaps she sees George? The lens was totally awash at times………
      She was in sight about 4 mins. before floating upward.

      • CarolV September 10, 2018 at 4:41 pm - Reply

        YAY!!! Good Dad! He was in about 1/2hr. later with a big fish for Squirmy, an entire fish.
        She took it with her usual gracious response ( all good training for future) and he left.

        • CarolV September 10, 2018 at 4:48 pm - Reply

          I was hoping the weather might keep her in the nest. She did start on the fish, taking off the gill plate.
          But then she got a good grip and went. She lifted up above the camera and I saw a wisp of feathers off the left side of view.

          I wonder if she has learned to save her leftovers. She was just leaving things for George to collect and save for snacks……….. that’s a lot of fish…….. but we can only guess. Has anyone seen her return with leftovers?

          • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 8:40 pm - Reply

            CarolV: Nope, no leftovers brought back. She only does curbside pickup at Big Daddy’s Aerie Restaurant!!

    54. Betsy September 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      The chick could be heard calling for George a few seconds before she tip-toed into view …

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 4:04 pm - Reply

        She stood there, hunched over, for several minutes in the pouring rain looking around and calling for George in a most pitiful-sounding way …

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 4:07 pm - Reply

        then, she lifted her wings and glided away …

    55. Redkayak September 10, 2018 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      Observations. I haven’t been on the website in a week or so. I’ve been near the site. I thought I’d share a few observations for what it’s worth. I know nothing about the secret lives of Ospreys or how they socialize. But I can tell you it appears to me, they do socialize. I’m very near “the nest” and there are more than a few nests in the vicinity, I know of two by the lake. In the weeks or so since Squirmy started flying, I’ve observed seven plus ospreys at a time just flying together over land in lovely circles catching up with each other and breaking off again. Being quiet and sometimes all squawking away. Again I know nothing, but what I do know is that this large group CAN’T be one immediate family. Maybe they are just neighbors or I’d like to think, maybe this is a big extended family reunion. They are not fishing, just flying and enjoying the thermals over the land. Maybe it’s flight school, I don’t know, but in my years near by, I’ve never seen such large concentrations of osprey. It’s wonderful. Here’s a link that you may have already seen and talked about it and there a pic of someone from our nest out fishing. http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/East-End/568241/Osprey-Populations-Are-Up-50-Percent-On-The-East-End

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 8:57 pm - Reply

        Redkayak: Thanks for sharing your observation!! I think you’re right — that they do socialize. On the camera sometimes you can see two or more osprey swooping and circling around over the water and it is not with the energy of a chase. And, as in years past, again I am going to tell you how envious I am of your proximity to the nest!! 🙂 Thank you for providing that article’s link — it was really interesting, and uplifting, to read.

      • CarolV September 12, 2018 at 9:01 pm - Reply

        Thanks, Redkayak! Nice to see our guys from another view!

        I’ve seen these osprey play-circles, over in Riverhead and even above my house. The groups in Riverhead can have 10 or more birds… really beautiful to watch! I wondered if it might be juvies, learning their moves and their manners…….. usually hear calling, too, but not as if alarming.

    56. CarolV September 10, 2018 at 12:58 pm - Reply

      Don’t know if there was a previous feeding…….George dropped down @11:47……….blew back up and down again when Squirmy dropped in…..

      • CarolV September 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm - Reply

        ..Partial fish…..

        • CarolV September 10, 2018 at 1:03 pm - Reply

          G took off…………. Squirmy yelled in every direction, very wary………..

          • CarolV September 10, 2018 at 1:05 pm - Reply

            And, of course, she headed out to her private spot.

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 2:26 pm - Reply

        CarolV: No, no previous feeding that I saw.

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

          Just 4 things so far today: a costume change, a chick flash, a chick chop, and this fish delivery!!

    57. Isabella September 10, 2018 at 11:26 am - Reply

      Egun on Ozland! ☁️🌧……….George and the princess did a costume change!

      • CarolV September 10, 2018 at 1:16 pm - Reply

        jantziaren aldaketa? ??? eta dieta bat..!!!!!

        • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 2:22 pm - Reply

          Bai, zalantzarik gabe, tamaina txikiagoan! Hee hee

        • Admin Shelli September 10, 2018 at 8:18 pm - Reply

          Can u translate plz

          • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 9:18 pm - Reply

            Admin Shelli: It’s Basque!! Isabella has been “saying” “Good night” and “Good morning” in a different language every day!! Today was in Basque!!

            Isabella’s egun = day

            Then CarolV replied to Isabella’s caption on the mourning doves and since Isabella greeted us in Basque, Carol replied to Isabella’s post in Basque:
            jantziaren aldaketa = change of clothing
            eta dieta bat = and a diet

            Then I replied in Basque:
            Bai, zalantzarik gabe, tamaina txikiagoan = Yes, no doubt, in a smaller size (what I put into Google translator was: Yes, they definitely shrank in size!!)

            BTW, good to see you back!!

      • ChrisH September 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm - Reply

        I love Mourning Doves!!!

    58. Betsy September 10, 2018 at 10:47 am - Reply

      With the video stream so choppy today the chick literally popped in, chopped from here to there around the nest, and then popped out!! Two weeks ago, when the chick was about to fledge at ANY second, the video stream software, which had not been reset at any time during the prior week nor has it been in the subsequent 2 weeks, the HOUR-LONG reset was done 4 – FOUR!! – times each on that Saturday and Sunday and TWICE on the immediate Friday before, when the video stream had been running superbly with nary a freeze or a jump!! NOW would be a great time to reset the video stream software!! Go figure. Who knows what goes through people’s heads!!

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 10:58 am - Reply

        I have to add, the reverse will probably hold true!! Now, that George and the chick could depart on migration at any second, the video stream software WON’T be reset so our last views of them will be a fragmented visit on the nest, if not entirely missed because of skips in the video stream of even up to a minute or two!!

        • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 11:29 am - Reply

          or miss should the chick catch its first fish!!

    59. Betsy September 10, 2018 at 10:03 am - Reply

      This was literally a 2-second glimpse of the chick!! She jumped down from the perch on the right side, then flew off, seaweed coming up with her as she took off …

    60. CarolV September 10, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

      Interesting little box revolving to show we are on a break………

      • CarolV September 10, 2018 at 9:04 am - Reply

        seems like it’s up and down…. I would be, too, stuck out in the open today!

      • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 2:18 pm - Reply

        CarolV: None for me!! Unlike me, you were probably watching the video live and with the video stream so jumpy this morning it was probably buffering to catch up, hence the circle!!

    61. Betsy September 10, 2018 at 8:28 am - Reply

      🎜 … two mourning doves and a partridge in a pear tree …🎝

    62. CarolV September 10, 2018 at 7:47 am - Reply

      Here’s a surprise! Mourning doves! So beautiful!!

      It’s looking like a rainy day, possibly the first of 3. Temps – just 60 now, heading to about 68.

      • CarolV September 10, 2018 at 8:21 am - Reply

        The nest is arockin’!…………….. and look at those white caps! Hope our birds are in a tree somewhere!

    63. Isabella September 9, 2018 at 11:29 pm - Reply

      Gabon Ozland! 😴

      • Isabella September 9, 2018 at 11:35 pm - Reply

        Eskerrik asko Betsy and CarolV!😊😃😀😃😄😊☺️🙂😉

        • CarolV September 10, 2018 at 8:01 am - Reply

          Ez horregatik, Isabella!

        • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 8:32 am - Reply

          Ez horregatik Isabella!!

    64. Betsy September 9, 2018 at 10:36 pm - Reply

      No sighting of Jane today.

    65. Isabella September 9, 2018 at 9:25 pm - Reply

      The princess makes an appearance

      • Isabella September 9, 2018 at 9:27 pm - Reply

        George does a drop and run

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

          Couple of nibbles on her fish

          • Isabella September 9, 2018 at 9:33 pm - Reply

            Takes the meal to go!

    66. Betsy September 9, 2018 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      The chick came to the nest at 18:47:12 hrs screaming for a fish …

      • Betsy September 9, 2018 at 7:27 pm - Reply

        this time we know that the chick didn’t get it like manna from heaven when George walked out from the no-see area … hee hee

      • Betsy September 9, 2018 at 7:29 pm - Reply

        after rigorously cleaning off his beak …

      • Betsy September 9, 2018 at 7:32 pm - Reply

        he whisked up and away …

      • Betsy September 9, 2018 at 7:35 pm - Reply

        the chick stayed on the nest for another couple of minutes and then flew away with the fish …

    67. CarolV September 9, 2018 at 7:22 pm - Reply

      18:47- Squirmy did her dance and George dropped off fish.
      She mantled and yapped till he flew out……

      • CarolV September 9, 2018 at 7:25 pm - Reply

        She watched him flying away and yelled a little………
        Then took a few bite………..

        • CarolV September 9, 2018 at 7:27 pm - Reply

          Flying once again off to the left…..
          Looked like George had his share of this one before turning it over…

    68. CarolV September 9, 2018 at 6:17 pm - Reply

      When George stopped at 4pm…….The wind has been unending across the microphone…… But loved the way it made George’s feathers ripple!
      And when the sun sent a few rays thru the clouds, the contrast of George against that sky was striking…

    69. Betsy September 9, 2018 at 4:39 pm - Reply

      George came to the nest for a few minutes to tidy it and then stood around for a while

    70. Betsy September 9, 2018 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      See gull?? Seagull!! LOL

      • CarolV September 9, 2018 at 6:11 pm - Reply

        I see, girl…..

      • Isabella September 9, 2018 at 9:59 pm - Reply

        I see Betsy having fun! Lol

    71. Trinity September 9, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

      I wonder if the red tide along the Gulf Coast will pose a problem to migrating birds trying to fish. The scale of it is immense.

      • Isabella September 9, 2018 at 3:57 pm - Reply

        Trinity..had the same thought

      • RobininMD September 9, 2018 at 6:18 pm - Reply

        I am so hoping the experts could come up with a solution. It is a terribly sad & dire situation.

    72. Betsy September 9, 2018 at 3:10 pm - Reply

      This morning a bird hit the front bay window. I jumped up and ran outside and it was laying on the ground. It wasn’t dead and I scooped it up. As I was deciding if I should call the WINORR (Wildlife In Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation) lady, it escaped from my hand and sort of flew to a spot where I couldn’t reach it. I decided that the best option was to watch it instead of trying to reach it and it injuring itself (more) or my getting hurt and it eventually flew away. It was a small olive-colored bird. I just looked it up and I think it may have been an adult orange-crowned warbler. (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Orange-crowned_Warbler/overview) I hope that it is okay.

      • RobininMD September 9, 2018 at 6:16 pm - Reply

        awww sorry Betsy – poor baby – hope she’ll be okay – but that’s a good sign that she flew off, probably just a bit startled – that happens a lot.

        • Betsy September 9, 2018 at 9:19 pm - Reply

          RobininMD: I’m hoping that it was just a little dazed.

      • CarolV September 11, 2018 at 7:50 pm - Reply

        I don’t think I’ve seen those out here…. just some pretty yellow finches…..

    73. RobininMD September 9, 2018 at 2:55 pm - Reply

      Shelly – the Chesapeake rooftop osprey chick has not yet migrated. I want to know – Dad wouldn’t leave the fledgling behind while he migrates – would he? Has that ever been documented that you know of? Thanks.

      • Isabella September 9, 2018 at 4:12 pm - Reply

        Robin…. The female leaves, then male, then fledgling . Shelli or Betsy may have more info. P.s. as you may know…Twee2 is about 2 weeks older than the princess

        • RobininMD September 9, 2018 at 6:22 pm - Reply

          OH… the fledgling is LAST to go… that is sad if the fledgling hasn’t learned to catch it’s own fish yet! Wow – thank you Isabella! I guess they learn while being alone.

          • Betsy September 9, 2018 at 9:53 pm - Reply

            RobininMD: I don’t know that there is any hard and fast rule!! In 2015, according to comments (http://ospreyzone.com/comment-page-44/#comments), George and Sandy (second-hatched) were last seen at the nest on September 27th. (There’s a nice video in the Highlights section [http://ospreyzone.com/farewell/] and it shows George pass by the nest and then fly off and about 7 minutes later Sandy, the juvenile, flies off, both not seen again at the nest. In 2016, George was last seen at the nest on 9/21 and the last juvenile (first-hatched Brutus) to leave was last seen on the nest on 9/24. Then, in 2017, the last juvenile (first-hatched Solar) to leave was last seen on the nest on 9/22 but George was last seen at the nest (flying from the perch) on 9/27. So, you have George, in different years, leaving at the same time, leaving earlier, or leaving later than the chicks!! Go figure!!

            • Betsy September 9, 2018 at 10:03 pm

              Actually, make that George was last seen ON the nest on 9/27/2017!!

            • RobininMD September 10, 2018 at 4:05 pm

              Thank you Betsy! You are so right about the no hard and fast rules – and the only thing we can go by is what people have documented with these cams or on their own… one would think Dad’s instincts would be to stay until all the young have departed but I have read people notating they are still seeing young osprey into December – so maybe Dad gets tired of waiting for young to leave. Thanks again for all the notes to read on this nest!

      • CarolV September 9, 2018 at 4:23 pm - Reply

        All I can say is George has not…………… One source I read said parents leave, then young go. Other sources say male stays till all are gone.
        Verizon Vic, who has the nest across the parking lot from my job, is always the last one I see.
        It will be interesting this year, and a nailbiter, since we have always seen young who were well practiced at catching their own. And why we are all anxious to see Squirmy with her own……

        • CarolV September 9, 2018 at 4:24 pm - Reply

          Sorry- just saw that was for Shelli- hope you don’t mind extra opinions.

          • RobininMD September 9, 2018 at 6:14 pm - Reply

            Thank you both Isabella and Carol! Well…. I think they closed down the cam for the Chesapeake Bay Rooftop Osprey just a few hours ago, sigh… It is on private property so not sure if the homeowner decided to take it down because of the incoming hurricane or their subscription ran out… or maybe the server needs rebooted. In any case, the male there was providing to the fledgling but has slowed way down and the baby hasn’t caught any of it’s own yet as far as us viewers could tell. I was just hoping that Dad would stay to the bitter end even if it means staying through the hurricane(s)- I think he will -but again just wondered if there are any documented cases where the Dad leaves while the baby is still there. Mom departed 9/4.. these 2 parents are very different than the 2 here – for example they didn’t provide any shade for the chick during the extreme heat and fish deliveries were becoming less and less.. Hoping it comes back on but not counting on it. Thanks Isabella for showing me that one, hee hee I did get sucked in there…Squirmy has not caught her own yet either????

            • Isabella September 9, 2018 at 10:39 pm

              Robin…you’re welcome!….the tweedles are a bit odd! They sure keep you on the edge of your seat! All works out in the end. Fun to watch Twee2 , the gull friend, and crows. Twee2 and the princess are the babies in the group (of cams I watch) and are only “children “ they may need time to catch up. I’ve posted this before. One of my favorite pics I took. “ when’s lunch?”…………..p.s. …are you robin b?……..and no Squirmy has not caught a fish 🎣

        • Isabella September 9, 2018 at 10:20 pm - Reply

          CarolV… I kept meaning to ask about the Verizon nest. You haven’t mentioned it for awhile. As for migration order…for some reason seems hard to find info. The couple that you find seem conflicting. I have listened to the experts. Can’t remember what they said about it. Who knows if they are sure about what they know? Seems since there are cams, some osprey facts may be rewritten. I do remember George staying with Sandy. Don’t remember who left first.

          • RobininMD September 10, 2018 at 4:11 pm - Reply

            Isabella – Yes they closed down the Chesapeake rooftop nest – darn and chick was still on the nest – how can they do that to the viewers? Anyway yes, I am RobinB… I am so disappointed that they did that – will always wonder what happened to the chick and when did she leave… dang…

            • Betsy September 10, 2018 at 9:25 pm

              RobininMD: That must be very frustrating — like reading a book and the last few pages are missing!! BTW, there was no reply button to your thank you to me, so I’m replying here: You’re welcome!! 🙂

    74. Isabella September 9, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      I was so hoping to see Jane today. Left live feed going from my morning post til the princess’s “ fast food lunch. Came back on & posted lunch. That is why you now see similar post from Betsy,CarolV and me. While it’s running live, I see my post in moderation. When I come back on, Betsy and CarolV ‘s post show. And again,we are watching the same nest. What are the chances of having similar post?! Especially now that nest is empty some of the day! Sometimes Betsy or CarolV will have different or better pics. Sometimes They post happenings I didn’t get to see. Then if it’s within the 4 hr. Time frame , I can scroll back!

    75. Betsy September 9, 2018 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      George came to the nest at 12:13:03 hrs with a partial fish …

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

        he stayed for a few seconds to see if there were any takers …

      • Betsy September 9, 2018 at 1:18 pm - Reply

        when no one came, he lifted off …

      • Betsy September 9, 2018 at 1:18 pm - Reply

        but a couple of seconds later he came back down …

      • Betsy September 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm - Reply

        just to be sure …

      • Betsy September 9, 2018 at 1:20 pm - Reply

        satisfied there were no takers for the fish he lifted off again

      • Isabella September 9, 2018 at 3:55 pm - Reply

        See! (But I didn’t see) I missed this. But due to Betsy posting it. I got to scroll back and SEE it! Thank you Betsy!

        • CarolV September 9, 2018 at 6:43 pm - Reply

          EVERYONE: Don’t forget to page back( hit previous in page listings) to see more of recent posts!

        • Betsy September 9, 2018 at 7:57 pm - Reply

          Isabella: You’re welcome!! My secret, which I’ve posted about in the past, is to open 2 or 3 windows of OZ, minimize/shape them and move them so they’re side by side. I set them like an hour apart, say 10 am, 11 am, and noon (if I’m doing 3 windows), set the speed for 2x and then scan them as the video streams zoom by (and, believe me, they will zip by at lightning speed!! So, you can’t even blink!! LOL). When something catches my eye, I stop all the video streams, maximize the window with whatever caught my eye or I thought I saw and check it out. An hour of video stream takes a half hour at double speed, so you can knock out 2 or 3 hours of video in a half hour!! Works for me!! (Then you can set them again for, say, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm!!) I don’t suppose, though, that that would work on an ipad … you would probably need a magnifying glass to see anything!! LOL

      • RobininMD September 9, 2018 at 6:42 pm - Reply

        Did squirmy leave for her big trip south?

        • Betsy September 9, 2018 at 10:34 pm - Reply

          RobininMD: No, she’s still here.

          • RobininMD September 10, 2018 at 4:06 pm - Reply

            Thank you Betsy!

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