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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.
IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts
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.
Paul 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.
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
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.
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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.
Academy of Natural Sciences
Hi there, I’m writing on behalf of a small class of local Kindergarteners who are dedicated osprey fans! In fact, North Fork ospreys are the focus of their Integrated Study Unit this trimester, and they are using the book Ollie the Long Island Osprey by Greenporter, Karen Lieblein, as their “text.” The kids are absolutely *thrilled* that the camera is up and running! They’ve been waiting patiently and checking in on the Maryland cam in the meantime. I’m writing with a couple of questions the kids have and was wondering if there was an email address that I might be able to write to? Thanks so much! Best, Megan
Hi Megan, that’s wonderful that your kids love ospreys! You can ask any questions the kids have right here!
Megan, So glad to hear that you are exposing your students to the ospreys on Long Island. It is a great way to teach the students. Everyone here will answer your questions. In the past I have shared the eagles in South West Florida with my students. It was a great learning experience for them. Your students will enjoy whatever you can share with them.
I am having hip replacement surgery on Monday and , of course, I’m very nervous.
Anyway, my request is for a lot of photos of anything good that I might miss. Hopefully I’ll be back watching George and Jane in a couple of days.
A few Prayers coming my way would be appreciated as well.
Thanks all. See ya soon.
I wish you the best for your hip replacement, and lots of prayers. I have had 2 knee replacements (at same time) in 2003, and right shoulder replacement in 2017. The left shoulder will probably be replaced next year. The shoulder replacement was more painful than the knee replacements. Physical therapy for hips and knees usually starts either that night after surgery or the next morning. I had to wait 6 weeks for therapy on my shoulder. Lots of ospreys in my area of SW Florida.
Paula…wish you all the best and a speedy and hopefully not to painful recovery! Will keep you in my prayers!
Hoping you’re soon up and kicking! Both my sisters have had hips done and all went well.
Good morning all! Beautiful sunrise!
After I posted pics…see CarolV has two of the same….good morning CarolV,enjoy your day!
Good morning Jane!
Breakfish by George
George takes a nibble…then a turn on the eggs
Barely settled in…intruder alert!
Jane comes to help….intruder gets the message…..that blur left of Jane’s tail
Worked up an appetite
George went shopping for nesting decor
Jane nudges George off
Sweet mama Jane ❤️
The day started early in Ospreyland with a 5am shift change.
Looking like a pretty morning with some clouds developing in the afternoon. Temps low 60s. Checkout the sunrise!
I’m off to work 1/2 a day, not usual for a Sunday…. everyone HAGD!
I must have missed something… or did Jane get her own fish?
G came in empty-footed @17:12 and took over the eggies…
Yeah,,, missed the photo…
Jane came back with a partly eaten fish, which she wouldn’t give to George……
Jane came back and George played it cool…. as she gulped down the tail, he took off
Just a short time later, George delivered a stick and shuffled his way on the eggs again…. guess he enjoyed his afternoon!
Jane was back in about 15 mins. for another change over
Lunch arrives with the noon whistle…
Look what I have!
My son says fluke (summer flounder)
Bit of a breeze today! Ruffling those gorgeous feathers…………
I’m posting these in honor of Kevin, who passed away this winter. Wasn’t a commenter but he liked the osprey, loved the boats…. am happy to have known you…..
So Sorry for your loss CarolV
Isn’t FANTASTIC to see this view again?
I absolutely LOVE seeing all the boats out there!
George and Jane have such a great water view!
Million dollar view!
Heads or tails….heads!…lol
What a day for a daydream….!
Looks like George is going to incubate the eggs tonight. I haven’t seen Jane return.
I wondered if that last fish, which came in a little late and was sort of large, kept her occupied. Maybe she lost track and it was too dark to fly back? We’ll see if she’s slipped back …..
Hello everyone. George is a great dad, taking his turn to incubate while Jane takes her break.
Jane in the sunset………..
Fish in the sunset………..
George in the sunset…………
I see you!….thx for the pics CarolV!
I haven’t been on as much as I like….tG for scrollback! life been little crazy lately!
As much as WE appreciate you moving that stick, I don’t think Jane appreciated your efforts! After shaking out ruffled feathers, she settled back….
George brought this long, bendy stick and was trying to land it on Jane…. one way to move her!
“Raindrops are falling on my feathers”………. passing showers; may be another band running thru. Most of tonight and tomorrow look dry, with sun and partly sunny… temps. mid 60s.
Jane had a long break, but George wasn’t ready to turn the eggies over…. told her to please wait upstairs and relax. She was up there peeping for a while.
When she came back down, she had to “walk ” him off the nest.
OK…. my bad! Scrolled too fast and missed an exchange. Jane wasn’t out relaxing at the spa. There was other exchange and Jane did some furniture placement while she was at it.
Let’s see— I can blame my cat, Zoe….. she was trying to climb on me and I scooted right past that episode….. yeah, yeah,,,, all her fault! hehe
Yes,and I blame the dryer when pants don’t zip!”lol
Can the camera be adjusted so we can see more the right side??
So happy to see OZ up and running. Looking forward to this season. Thanks to all that make this possible. I also appreciate all the posts that keep me updated!
uh…..George…..three is not enough?????????
Anyone know what that is?
Looks like a license plate holder to me
YAY!!!!!! 4 days in the hospital & I come home & you’re ON LINE & RUNNING!!!! THANK YOU!!!! WONDERFUL present!!
Sue, We’re so glad you’re home safe!
Enjoy the season ❤️
Glad you ‘re home and enjoying the entertainment! Be well
I was so excited to see OZ back on air. I missed a few days because I thought it was going to be next week so I forced myself to stop checking for a few days but just couldn’t resist today. So very happy Gorgeous George and Jane are back safely from their travels. I, like so many of us, was hoping our sweet Gracie would have taken back her nest but we must all be thrilled that we get to see George and Jane as they evolve into a great couple.
Thanks so much to the camera owner for indulging all of our whining and pleading and getting the camera going before the action really gets started.
Pleeease, George, stop construction, not much room for Momma and brood! xoxoxo and cam!
George brings dinner.
Jane thinks it looks yummy; says TY and C ya!
George is vigilant but it’s soooo warm in that sunshine…… z-z-z-z-z-z-z-
Jane comes home, but George isn’t ready to give up the eggs, so Jane pops up to perch…
She’s back when George spots a fly-by… He challenges the intruder, which you can see over George’s head in one shot
Jane took over the eggs after that.
About 7pm, George was back and Jane had about an hour1/4 break…partly on the perch, I believe.
There was a nice pastel sunset…
And another moonlit night….
Remember last year??? George had to spend nights and long stretches in the day, sitting on the eggies… Our Jane is such a good mom now… at least with the eggies… Multiple chicks, if they all hatch, may be another learning experience!
Another day with G&J…………
Cam came up about 5–
Jane resettled a log- right in the way, of course…..
Big Daddy delivers…….
Have a good day, everyone………..
Thought things were looking a bit bright…… almost there……
.The next full moon will occur on May 18th, 2019 at 5:11 PM ET and will be a Full Flower Moon
3 beautiful gems!
And then there were 3!
Laura, please do not post any screen captures with the sponsor cropped out or we have to delete them. Thanks!
Beautiful day for a well deserved siesta……..I was hoping just two eggs to avoid the drama…..though three eggs it is for our sweet osprey mama!
Do we know if the camera will be adjusted so we have a better view?……………. Asking for a friend lol 🙂
Patti, if we hear anything about that, we will let everyone know.
Did anyone catch a video of the 3rd egg being laid? If so, I would LOVE to see it!! Didn’t get a chance to check on the site until early afternoon, so was thrilled to see #3! Betsy, with egg 3 being laid today, does that help a little to estimate when the other 2 were laid? Maybe give us a closer date to be on hatch alert!
Hi Leesa, Egg 1 would have been laid on May 9th and Egg 2 on the 12th.
Thank you Admin Mary Anne! It’s nice to have an idea of when to start watching for them to hatch!
Hi Leesa! Here ya go:
Great! Thanks Betsy!
You’re welcome Leesa!
I’ve watched this video several times and looks like one of the eggs is no good has a big cracked hole on the top Can you please look at it careful and verify?
Hi Pattie! I don’t see anything that looks like a crack/hole on any egg. Maybe you could take a screen shot and/or describe where on which egg looks defective?
Osprey eggs, because of the spots and colorization, can be very deceptive. The light and lens can distort what we see. Hopefully all the eggs are intact.
It looks like a crack to me not a very good picture 🙁 seen many osprey eggs hopefully the camera can be adjusted and we can get a better view
A third egg! Yay! To my fellow old timers, do we have a positive id on Studmuffin? Has anyone seen his “spot”?
Hey Gina, I’m no professional on identification, but from past pictures I have, and just being familiar with George, I have no doubt that this is George, and Jane from last year. I can’t say I’ve seen his spot yet, but the marking on the top of his head, among other features, definitely makes me sure it is him.
I agree. Also haven’t seen spot. But that’s our Georgie!
Will the camera be adjusted to be able to see Jane/George better?
Hi Elaine, the cam owners are working on a solution, we will update everyone when we know more.
Love that face!!
Congrats to Jane on three…9:49?
We have a third egg! 9:49 am
At least we were able to see 3rd. egg laid..Again congrats to Jane..
Hello everyone. So glad to see OZ back. Welcome back and congratulations to George and Jane on third egg. Jane will probably have her work cut out for her this year with 3 babies, if all three hatch.
Too funny! I never thought about that! Squirmy was an only child, so she had it easy last year!
Remember that George did most of the work last year. He is the only reason Squirmy made it. Jane seems to be doing better this year!
Way to go.+💕
Jane with “updo” watching the sunrise
For those who forgot what it looks like…that’s the sun!……and headless osprey!
Letting the eggs “catch “ a few rays
Not gonna lie Folks I was hoping for Gracie but Glad to see a pair in the nest, will be watching everyday from my office as usual… All hopes for a drama free season 🙂
Same here. Nothing against our sweet Jane, but I was hoping for Gracie, too. I think of her often & hope she’s OK.
Pattie, I think most of us who have been watching the OZ site for awhile actually were hoping for Gracie to be there, too. But as you stated, just glad to see George and Jane back, and no drama for day one! I know I hold a special place for Gracie, as lots of us do. Praying she has found a new mate and is raising a brood of her own this year!!!
Amen to that… It was a thrill to watch George and Gracie the first years, even with the heartbreaking loss of PeeWee, and the amazing rescue although, admittedly, there were days I could hardly watch!!. Hope this years hatch is successful and drama free.
Saw George coming in and was hoping for breakfish…. but no, ……
Jane hopped to perch and made a few comments.
Morning, all! Sky looking more friendly. Maybe drying out a little, today….. was sprinkling when I let the dog out earlier.
Here’s George arriving with some household supplies…….
Looks like 2 eggs, still
George snoozing while waiting for Jane to return
Jane is back after her break. What is that strange brightness off to the left???
Now back to the saltmines after a nice 6 day weekend…. boooooooooo… hagd, everyone!
Went back to shut down site and see the feed is back for now. Everytime Bug Light flashes, Casper shows up!
Thank you for all the pics CarolV!😊
Thrilled to see the camera in operation. Great to see George and Jane again. Thanks to all those who make this possible for us to enjoy,
Hunney, I’m home!
Jane takes dinner to-go………
Handsome George on egg duty……..
Jane is back, refreshed and full. Lens is fogging over
Might be a rain shower. That’s Bug Light showing as a white dot near center of horizon. Feed went off about 8:27
Good night, all…….
Welcome home….looks like Jane is doing much better this year with eggs..
George taught her well…. she looks so much more confident!
George!!! Just came back to nest with supper for Mama, who is Mama? Black markings under wings do not look like Gracie and don’t remember Jane’s under markings, will have to go back to last year, but, what does everyone think??? SO very happy, excited to have OZ back!!
I was so into the habit of checking and then I see the nest! I jumped! Yay!!!! What a wonderful surprise! Thank you and Hi everyone!
We’re back! Nice way to start my day! Jane on nest and seeing the captures! Thank You!
Has Jane had it with us already????????
Looks like the sky is clearing somewhat…. we’ve had a cold, rainy spring. My joints are rusting! 45 now at 6pm., with possibility of showers overnight. Forecast for tomorrow shows a cloud with some yellow object peeking from behind it! Maybe low 60s.
Hmmmmmm… lost picture….
A couple of quick shots……. Looks like Jane
There’s 2, maybe 3 eggs…… not sure.
And someone was harassing her but she’s on the job…..
And thank you, Helen, via Holly, for the tip that we are on!
Hello Pretty Jane!!!! What a wonderful surprise to check the camera and see it is working! THANK YOU to all involved!
Now where is my Studmuffin George??
Hi Gina M Stud Muffins here yea! 🙂
Welcome to the 2019 OZ season! The cam owners are testing the live stream. It is looking pretty good so far! It appears to be Jane on the nest with 2 eggs. Remember when posting pictures to leave the sponsor at the top of the screen capture. Enjoy, everyone!
YEAH!!!!!! The site is up!! Looks to me like Jane is our female again, and George is as handsome as ever. Two eggs is all I see, which would be great to not have the drama of 3! Thank you thank you thank you to all the admins!!!! Loving seeing the family again.
ISABELLA…… have you been back to Dahlgren? The single egg hatched and the chicklet is hard to spot among the stuffies! Poor child will be raised with expectations of nest materials that will be hard to duplicate!
Or think” what odd looking osprey”!
When oh when will the camera come on?
When our sweet Ospey’s we’ll see?
We’ve waited so long, spring has come and almost gone,
Yet we wait and wait so patiently!
Who will be on the nest? Are there 2 eggs or 3?
Is George still king of this family?
Has Gracie returned, or will Jane be the bird That we watch each day with much intent.
Tommy we’re so glad you are home now in fact,
Without you we’d have no sight to see!
So Aidan on you we now count on to view the OspreZone webcam in tact!
Our thanks to you all who have answered the call
To manage and care for this site.
For without each of you there’d be no sight to view
On the tip of Long Island, New York!
Thanx, Leesa! A little song to sing while we wait!
BTW- Rain, rain, go away would be another good song! We must be making records! Endless!
Hi Lessa very nice you go girl love it. Thanks for sharing as always : )
5/14/2019 YAY!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU Aidan et al, so so happy to see live stream!!! xoxoxoxoxo
What a way to start the new season with a beautiful poem…Thank you….
Hi Shelli … Can you re-date the 2020 “welcome new admin” comment please? It’s become a little unwieldy and people have to scroll through all the replies to your comment before hitting the current comments. Saw I wasn’t the only one who didn’t realize there were more recent comments. Thank you.
Thanks for the reminder Betsy! I was just thinking about that the other day and it went poof lol.
A brain fart!! 😕 Happens to the best of us!! 🤣
I’m sad to surmise that the site is down for the future.
Shelli was in contact with Aidan today, he handles all of the technical aspects regarding the cam. He told her that he is out of town right now and that hopefully he can get the cam online next week.I know it’s hard waiting, as we all all anxious to see what’s going on at the nest, but we will just have to be patient until he is back and able to get things moving.
Thank you for the update!
Hi Mary Anne!…thank you for the update…hopefully good things come to those who wait!
Thank you Mary Anne for your updates.
You’re welcome, Elaine!
TY for keeping us updated! In more pessimistic mode, I worry about the tenuous chain it takes to get and keep this camera rolling………….. Just the chance we take falling in love with a private cam site, as we found out with the Pioneer Homes cam this year when operators couldn’t keep up with the tech demands of that site.
As always, truly appreciate all that Tommy, Aidan and Paul have done and do to give us this glimpse at nature. And TY to Admin Mary Anne of course
Thank You for the update Mary Anne. I see I was not the only one anxiously waiting for news about the cam and recent comments.
I was wondering if we could at least get a possible ETA on when things are going to be working? In this case “no news” is not good news. I find myself checking the site all the time and with the comments being wonky it takes a lot of time to find Nothing. Please, for our sanity, please find something out for us,please!
One of the more creative osprey collections…….
Current deco scheme……….. there was a lovely green froggie at one point, but it seems to have “hopped” away
With all the rain and gloom we’ve been having, it certainly would be difficult to do anything on the radio tower for the OZ nest. Almost everyday, we have rain and gloom………………bah!
Hi All!!! Anxiously waiting for the camera to come up. Can’t wait to see George ….. and Gracie…or Jane… Missed Gracie last year but I guess we will have to see what this year brings!!!
Eggs on all the nest I’ve been peeking in on. Hog island, hellgate, Belwood, Chesapeake bay, Charlo. In hellgate, Lois is 2 timing Iris. He had a hard enough time getting fish for one nest. Hopefully will have a better season! Still waiting for this nest and Edgewater. Sure they’ll be on soon just in time to who is taking turns on the eggs. It’s a “eggciting” time for the osprey and those who watch!
Hey, Isabella…… we need sun! Checking in on some of those nests, too. Have you seen the nest with the stuffed animal collection, with an old sock thrown in??? Plus assorted odds&ends……Dahlgren Ospreys.
Hi CarolV!…yes if the sun doesn’t come out soon and dry up all the rain…I’m going to buy a canoe 🛶! Lol….yes I did see the nest with the stuffed animals…so cute that they are preparing the nursery!
It’s May 2nd! Is there any update on when the camera will be on? It will be kind of like watching a movie that’s half over, but I still want to see the end!
What a beautiful day today! I was able to spot 4 pairs of Osprey around Hempstead Bay this morning! I’ve been watching this nest since it went live several years ago. Can we all just take a moment to be thankful that we continue to have this “birds eye” view into the nest. Let’s all hold off on complaining that there aren’t any updates, or demanding WHY the cam isn’t on yet. Have some patience – I know we are all anxious to see what’s happening. You may not have any idea what it takes to make this live stream happen or the expense! It’s a huge undertaking and our hosts do this out of kindness and their love of Osprey. It’s a privilege for us to be able to witness all that goes on in this nest thanks to Tommy. I cannot wait to see what our couple has in store for us this year! Let’s have a great season everyone!!!
Checking in! Can’t wait to see Gorgeous George and hopefully Gracie again!
Happy May Day! Just checking in.
Well it’s May 1st. It would be nice to at least get an update on when or if the camera is going to be on!
As soon as we hear anything we will be sure to let everyone know. Thanks!
Thanks for the reply and sorry about the post on the 2nd. I didn’t see the reply you gave me because I had to scroll down so far!
Thanks again for all you do.
That’s quite alright, Paula, thank you!
How I would love for the feed to come up and see Grace on the nest…..
Hope I got the right one….. just an oldie for the memory ……
ADMIN: Sometimes it is hard to cancel a comment if I decide not to post, The word CANCEL doesn’t always appear on the Leave a Comment line.
Mainly no CANCEL on new post area at bottom of page
OH—that was a shot from 9-21-16
Just checking in to see if any new news is on here, but nothing shows up for me since the last time I posted something a couple of weeks ago. If the same thing happens this time as the last, I will see more updates once I post this message. Is anyone else having this happen?
Hi! Not much happening here since we are waiting for Tommy to get home, hopefully soon. ADMIN has two announcements dated 2020 to keep them on top, with comments on those announcements following. Makes it a little harder to find newer posts.
Although I’m just guessing by the way the female is staying in the Verizon nest, I would imagine egg laying has begun— providing there was no drama at OZ this year. Waiting … as we all are!
Anxiously waiting for updates! If no eggs are laid yet, they will be soon.
Hope everyone had/having a nice Easter/Passover! Hoping to see some osprey eggs soon!😊
Happy Springtime! Waiting semi-patiently with you!
Hi CarolV! Thx for the pics of Verizon Vic. Always interesting to see what they’ll make a nest on!
I have been watching from the beginning, curious as to why comments start with March 26, and nothing new posted. Any news at the nest?
There are three nests (at least) on Robert Moses State Park. Last year all were active and looks same this year.
I am concerned that Jane and George apparently haven’t returned to their nest, unless the camera hasn’t been turned on yet!
Here in Huntington, NY there are three active nests on the Lloyd Neck Causeway..
I also follow the Chesapeake Bay nest. They already have an egg!
There are returnees to Hellgate in Missoula Montana.
Some, please allay my fears!
Allan, a couple of people posted and said they went by the nest and saw ospreys there. We don’t know who they are, but it shouldn’t be much longer until we will find out.
The latest from the Verizon nest……..about 6pm Saturday.
All our worrying and it looks like the V’s figured it out….. Still not confident that balancing the nest on the “handrail” rim of the array is the best idea, but the birds seem happy with their choice! The nest has grown and is looking sturdier.
One pic is Vic on his post, with a nice fresh fish. He was fussing and I couldn’t tell why, as my human eye didn’t see anything. I thought he was having trouble holding the fish and getting comfortable. Then I stopped beneath the tower for a quick pic and heard Vera squawking….. and there was the intruder, trying to land in the nest. Of course, the one shot I had of it touching on the nest didn’t turn out.
In this close-up, (which I didn’t think would turn out so clearly!) it looks like the nest may be more stable than I think. It looks anchored between those tubes.
Pushing the limits for clarity………….
Wow – they got that done fast!
There’s Vic, protesting the intruder, while holding his fish. A little blurry, but you can see that nice, good sized fish hanging to the left……
There were some changes to the computer program for editing and saving shots. Bear with me while I get used to the changes …..TY
Wow, thank you for sharing those pics, Carol! It’s wonderful you get to see them almost every day!