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Tommy Aprea - Windsong Osprey Nest

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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 June 8, 2019 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      George came in for a late break…. Jane flew- in a blur.
      Jane stepped down from perch about 9:10….George out…

      • CarolV June 8, 2019 at 9:38 pm - Reply

        Jane’s foot is blurry in the low light, but it looked more like a step down than a fly down…. that’s how high the nest has been built!

        • CarolV June 8, 2019 at 9:49 pm - Reply

          Looks like a clear night…. Temps 61 now, falling to about 56 near sunrise.
          HAGN!

    2. CarolV June 8, 2019 at 9:25 pm - Reply

      Jane looks like she has a new ‘do, but it’s just tail or wing feathers showing…..

    3. CarolV June 8, 2019 at 5:56 pm - Reply

      16:01- all 3 eggies were showing within the stockade….. I did a little playing around with adjustments to make them a little clearer……

      13:44- just happened to catch this pose on a frozen screen as I was scrolling back…

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    4. Isabella June 8, 2019 at 10:03 am - Reply

      Rise and shine Jane 🌅

      • Isabella June 8, 2019 at 1:17 pm - Reply

        George sounds the alert and goes

        • Isabella June 8, 2019 at 1:19 pm - Reply

          Jane doesn’t miss a beat!

    5. Isabella June 8, 2019 at 12:29 am - Reply

      Good night George and Jane (she’s upstairs)…don’t let the nest bugs bite!…..sweet dreams ospreyz!

    6. CarolV June 7, 2019 at 9:17 pm - Reply

      This was our quick peek at the eggs today…..

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      • Isabella June 8, 2019 at 12:38 am - Reply

        Be seeing bobble heads soon!

    7. CarolV June 7, 2019 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      Jane made it in before 9pm curfew….. phew!

      About 64 now, under clear skies. Clouding over and temps dropping to high 50s.

    8. CarolV June 7, 2019 at 8:55 pm - Reply

      Shades of the evening…….
      Golden hour
      ……… sunset
      ………………l’heure bleue…

      • Isabella June 8, 2019 at 12:31 am - Reply

        Love it CarolV!…so pretty!

    9. PattyK June 7, 2019 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      Thank you and Isabella for the daily update pics this season!

      • Isabella June 8, 2019 at 12:15 am - Reply

        Ur welcome PattyK!😊

      • CarolV June 8, 2019 at 12:22 pm - Reply

        Y W, I love sharing!

    10. PattyK June 7, 2019 at 8:51 pm - Reply

      8;45pm 6-7-2019 Red at night, sailors delight, watching the glow of sunset on the nest, saw some big ugly bugs(gosh, how do they get up there and survive?) crawling around the front barricade, but lady Jane took no mind….every season is so different here but what a gift to be able to see raw, wonderful nature up close! xoxo

      • Isabella June 8, 2019 at 12:20 am - Reply

        Yuck!…those creepy crawlers make watching hard sometimes…. And yes I remember driving around. Seeing osprey nest. Than reading about osprey zone. What a thrill to see the goings on in the nest!

    11. CarolV June 7, 2019 at 8:45 pm - Reply

      @20:23… A surprise! Jane was slow to take it, but off she went. There’s so much material in the nest, they’re having a hard time walking!

      • CarolV June 7, 2019 at 9:01 pm - Reply

        Looks like I forgot the dinnerfish! Posted dessert before the main course! @6:31pm

    12. Isabella June 7, 2019 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      Green eggs and George

    13. CarolV June 7, 2019 at 5:47 pm - Reply

      These right side deliveries make it so easy to miss!
      Jane was singing and dancing for this one…

      • CarolV June 7, 2019 at 5:48 pm - Reply

        A slight hint of red…….

        • CarolV June 7, 2019 at 5:49 pm - Reply

          Jane is off….. looks like a good size…..

          • Isabella June 8, 2019 at 12:41 am - Reply

            Looks like Jane supersized her meal!…nice shot!

    14. CarolV June 7, 2019 at 5:31 pm - Reply

      A bit of greenery from George…

      • Isabella June 7, 2019 at 5:59 pm - Reply

        Hey CarolV! …nice pic!

        • Isabella June 7, 2019 at 6:03 pm - Reply

          Thx for pics of the day!

        • CarolV June 8, 2019 at 12:26 pm - Reply

          Those 🕷 🐛 🐜 help keep nest healthy, much as we may not want to see them! Saw a biggie myself on that nicely bleached stick towards the front

      • CarolV June 7, 2019 at 6:29 pm - Reply

        George found a use for those grasses…

    15. CarolV June 7, 2019 at 12:51 pm - Reply

      The bribe fee has been upped! Jane arrives with a double clawfull

      • CarolV June 7, 2019 at 12:52 pm - Reply

        George looks impressed!

        • CarolV June 7, 2019 at 12:54 pm - Reply

          Jane fiddled…….

          • CarolV June 7, 2019 at 12:56 pm - Reply

            …..til George left……….

        • Isabella June 7, 2019 at 5:58 pm - Reply

          Or scared 😱….the attack of the 50 foot osprey! Lol

          • CarolV June 7, 2019 at 9:19 pm - Reply

            I know! I love these big feet right in the face!

    16. CarolV June 7, 2019 at 10:11 am - Reply

      George brought payment for his turn….

      • CarolV June 7, 2019 at 10:12 am - Reply

        They were watching something intently….

        • CarolV June 7, 2019 at 10:14 am - Reply

          …. and Jane goes for her Zumba class…

        • Isabella June 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm - Reply

          New show on Netflix!

    17. CarolV June 7, 2019 at 9:37 am - Reply

      George sleeping in the sunshine….

      About 67 now @ 9am. Supposed to be around 70, going from mostly sunny to cloudy later to day.

      • CarolV June 7, 2019 at 9:39 am - Reply

        George saw what Jane was bringing and got out of the way!

        • CarolV June 7, 2019 at 9:42 am - Reply

          I think Jane liked the more contemporary vibe of this sleek light colored piece…. she ensured proper placement
          BTW- our eggie view has disappeared again……………

    18. Isabella June 7, 2019 at 7:29 am - Reply

      Rise and shine!🌅

    19. Isabella June 6, 2019 at 11:53 pm - Reply

      Sky ,bay and nest colors are so pretty

      • Isabella June 6, 2019 at 11:59 pm - Reply

        Thought George was on for the night…also noticed with the humidity came the creepy crawlers….don’t know if they were bugging George..he kept squirming

        • Isabella June 7, 2019 at 12:01 am - Reply

          Then took off

          • Isabella June 7, 2019 at 12:03 am - Reply

            Jane always seems to be waiting in the wings!

    20. CarolV June 6, 2019 at 9:18 pm - Reply

      Love the golden hour!

      • CarolV June 6, 2019 at 9:20 pm - Reply

        The blur of George going…..
        Jane comes in…..

        • CarolV June 6, 2019 at 9:52 pm - Reply

          It was warmer than predicted today…. mid/high 70s and humid. Sunny, too. A beautiful June day! Tonight; dropping to high 50s.under overcast skies.
          HAGN, everyone.

    21. CarolV June 6, 2019 at 8:40 pm - Reply

      @19:07…. Jane came back and went in to full nestoration mode…..

      • CarolV June 6, 2019 at 8:43 pm - Reply

        Yes, there’s a lot of pics, but she was a BUSY girl!
        We even could see 2 of the eggs before she sat on them!

        • CarolV June 6, 2019 at 8:45 pm - Reply

          ….. and she sleeps………………..

          I usually complain about sticks across the camera, but if it means we can see the eggies, I’m good with this!

          • CarolV June 6, 2019 at 9:02 pm - Reply

            OOPS! That’s George sleeping… they traded places and I missed it…
            Jane out; a damp looking George in

        • Isabella June 7, 2019 at 12:12 am - Reply

          Wow CarolV!….you and Jane were busy..thx for filling in the day..was wondering how that big stick got that way

    22. CarolV June 6, 2019 at 7:14 pm - Reply

      Time for a fish………………. Jane excitedly headed right and dragged this fish in to sight. She got a good grip and headed out…

    23. PattyK June 6, 2019 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      6/6/2019. 5:28 pm Hi all, As much as I still miss the George and dear Gracie team, I am so happy to see how George and Jane are so very in sync this season. As I remember, Gracie admonished young George the first season and trained him well.George trained Jane to be a good Mommy last year and now I see how wonderful they are together. Feeling blessed that we are able to observe nature this way, many thanks OZ family!

    24. CarolV June 6, 2019 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      Lunch!
      Learning to post multiple pics from phone
      Hope they are in order…..

      • CarolV June 6, 2019 at 12:57 pm - Reply

        At least they made w!😸😍😜

        Jane has such beautiful feathers! They look 👀 look good blowing in the breeze! Learning video making next but don’t hold your breath till that happens!

        • Isabella June 7, 2019 at 7:33 am - Reply

          Was thinking same thing about video…u will probably get there before me

    25. Isabella June 6, 2019 at 9:11 am - Reply

      After giving Jane a snack…George decides if he wants to go down the hole!

    26. CarolV June 6, 2019 at 7:11 am - Reply

      It was a dark and gloomy morning…then…

      5:54- Breakfish arrives

      • CarolV June 6, 2019 at 7:13 am - Reply

        by 6:17- Jane is back…

        • CarolV June 6, 2019 at 7:15 am - Reply

          Assorted “glamor” shots of Jane…. including a wonky feather…

          She always looks good to me!

    27. CarolV June 5, 2019 at 8:12 pm - Reply

      The ever changing weather report…. now, possible rain after 10pm, with possible t-storms after 8am. Temps 69 now, holding till about midnight, then dropping only about 2-3 degs. before 7am and starting to rise. Tomorrow, partly clearing and 72, with slight chance of rain late afternoon.
      Might as well have a weather rock……

      Jane is snuggled down as the wind blows …. sleep tight, mamma!

      • Isabella June 6, 2019 at 1:04 am - Reply

        Wonder if this is Jane’s wonky feather….good night Jane..good night CarolV…good night ospreyz!…😴

    28. CarolV June 5, 2019 at 6:31 pm - Reply

      Dinnerfish @17:37…..
      Jane was jumping up , ready for dinner, as George came in….. she got a good grip…..

      • CarolV June 5, 2019 at 6:38 pm - Reply

        Jane was back by 18:09…. George moved slowly, but he moved out….
        In the exchange, a piece of bark slid into the bowl but Jane quickly moved it out…..

    29. CarolV June 5, 2019 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      George brings a chunky piece of wood…. oh, good, we were running short (she said sarcastically)!
      He tried several times to step in her place,,,, when she finally left, you could see how far down he stepped in to the bowl…

      They are playing musical nest again, with several exchanges since then… too many to share!

      • Isabella June 6, 2019 at 1:07 am - Reply

        That top pic is a little scary!….nice shot!

    30. Isabella June 5, 2019 at 10:30 am - Reply

      Small glimpse of an egg

      • Isabella June 5, 2019 at 10:34 am - Reply

        Saw an osprey flying from across the bay…thought it was George….til Jane started alerting and gave us a good view of her pretty feathers!

        • Isabella June 5, 2019 at 10:40 am - Reply

          Peek a boo eggs

          • Isabella June 5, 2019 at 10:59 am - Reply

            Jane brought in a piece from the au natural store….went back for more

            • Isabella June 5, 2019 at 11:02 am

              Decided to give George a makeover

            • Isabella June 5, 2019 at 11:05 am

              He gave it a thumbs down 👎 and took off….nice move Jane!

            • Isabella June 5, 2019 at 5:22 pm

              George gives Jane the heave ho

            • Isabella June 5, 2019 at 5:23 pm

              Jane’s turn

    31. CarolV June 5, 2019 at 5:59 am - Reply

      Guessing this is Jane, by the length of those feathers…

      We had some brief showers that just passed thru, here on the south fork. Looked very spotty on the ch.12 weather just now.
      The sun is trying to shine, but looks like it may have a fight with the clouds today. At least we’re gonna be in the 70s.
      Everybody, HAGD!

    32. CarolV June 4, 2019 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      Looks like George still in place…

      The temps last night dropped in to the 40s last night… pretty chilly! Some places in the pine barrens, west of us, even dipped into the 30s.! Hey, Mom Nature,it’s June!

      Today was picture perfect…about 63 now… overcast tonight, holding temps around 61……….
      Tomorrow some sun. mostly cloudy. Temps to low 70s. Chance of rain and t-storms starting around 4pm.

      • CarolV June 4, 2019 at 8:55 pm - Reply

        Missed the switch, but can see now that Jane is in…. barely keeping eyelids up(me).. HAGN!

        • CarolV June 4, 2019 at 9:01 pm - Reply

          aha! Tippy-toeing…

          • Isabella June 5, 2019 at 10:43 am - Reply

            George underestimates the sneakiness!

    33. Isabella June 4, 2019 at 7:32 pm - Reply

      Dinner for Jane

      • Isabella June 5, 2019 at 12:27 am - Reply

        Good night 😴 Jane….good night all in osprey zone!

    34. CarolV June 4, 2019 at 7:25 pm - Reply

      Jane was fidgeting and egg-fluffing …..

      • CarolV June 4, 2019 at 7:48 pm - Reply

        Dinnerfish is served @19:16. A good sized fish which, I was happy to see, Jane got a good grip on before she left.

        • CarolV June 4, 2019 at 7:51 pm - Reply

          George gave his beak a thorough cleaning…………

    35. CarolV June 4, 2019 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      Just when we were getting a look past the wall…. iiiittt’sss baaaaaa-ack! Wish it away, everyone, so we can see eggies hatching…..

      Got to witness an intruder episode at the local nest. As I was leaving work, both osprey were alerting and I spotted the stranger flying toward the nest. The male “charged” from his pole perch across the field to intercept. It was a thing of beauty to watch! The intruder tried looping back but the male flew directly above it, within feet, and mimicked its movements…. he peeled off to go to the nest as the stranger headed away…..

      I always feel privileged when I see something like that!

      • Isabella June 4, 2019 at 7:26 pm - Reply

        So cool to witness osprey in person…..good for you CarolV!

    36. Kammy McLoughlin June 4, 2019 at 10:53 am - Reply

      Fort Osprey!!

      • Isabella June 5, 2019 at 12:32 am - Reply

        I hear the F troop theme song! Lol

    37. Isabella June 4, 2019 at 10:23 am - Reply

      George alerting…Jane comes from across the bay

      • Isabella June 4, 2019 at 10:26 am - Reply

        George goes

        • Isabella June 4, 2019 at 10:27 am - Reply

          Jane minds the eggs

          • Isabella June 4, 2019 at 10:31 am - Reply

            Rinse and repeat

            • Isabella June 4, 2019 at 10:33 am

              Super Jane!

            • Isabella June 4, 2019 at 10:35 am

              I’ll take it from here George!

            • Isabella June 4, 2019 at 10:59 am

              Enjoying the nice breeze….

            • Isabella June 4, 2019 at 11:01 am

              In comes George with a stick

            • Isabella June 4, 2019 at 11:02 am

              How rude George!

            • Isabella June 4, 2019 at 11:05 am

              Poor Jane!

            • Isabella June 4, 2019 at 11:07 am

              Worked like a charm!

        • CarolV June 4, 2019 at 8:08 pm - Reply

          TY, Isabella, for all the pics. Leave early and miss so much…. darn job…..

          • Isabella June 5, 2019 at 5:26 pm - Reply

            You’re welcome CarolV!😊

        • CarolV June 5, 2019 at 9:24 am - Reply

          Nice capture! Love a good wing shot!

    38. CarolV June 4, 2019 at 5:24 am - Reply

      Morning, Jane! Gonna be a beautiful day!

      • CarolV June 4, 2019 at 5:31 am - Reply

        .

      • Isabella June 4, 2019 at 10:37 am - Reply

        Morning CarolV!….morning Jane…..wow what a sunrise!

    39. CarolV June 3, 2019 at 9:27 pm - Reply

      Looks like George is on tonight. Saw him switch with Jane a bit ago.
      62 now, dropping to low 50s under clear skies….. another sunny day tomorrow. Today was near perfect, weather-wise. Cool for June, but that’s o.k. by me!

    40. Isabella June 3, 2019 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      Good night George!

    41. CarolV June 3, 2019 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      Didn’t see much today… watching on my phone at work doesn’t cut it! So was happy to see this big fish jump out on the scrollback! Thank you, George, for not doing a smuggle in from the right!
      I fried up some yummy flounder tonight…. just around 5:50… dining with Jane! Mine wasn’t sushi-style.

      • CarolV June 3, 2019 at 9:17 pm - Reply

        .

      • Isabella June 4, 2019 at 10:43 am - Reply

        Nice CarolV!…I was gardening and missed this…..looks like his talon is hooked through the fish 🎣

    42. Isabella June 3, 2019 at 9:23 am - Reply

      George watching the sunrise

      • Isabella June 3, 2019 at 9:26 am - Reply

        Jane gets a nice big fish

        • Isabella June 3, 2019 at 9:28 am - Reply

          George eggsits

          • Isabella June 3, 2019 at 9:30 am - Reply

            Not too long

            • Isabella June 3, 2019 at 9:32 am

              In comes Jane

            • Isabella June 3, 2019 at 9:55 am

              George playing with his linkin logs

            • Isabella June 3, 2019 at 10:00 am

              Trying to hide behind the osprey zone wall

            • Isabella June 3, 2019 at 10:05 am

              Intruder still sees him….Jane comes to help

            • Isabella June 3, 2019 at 10:07 am

              Love Jane’s feathers

            • Isabella June 3, 2019 at 3:59 pm

              Yes tired mama…better rest before you hear the pitter patter of little talons!

            • Isabella June 3, 2019 at 4:02 pm

              Jane channels Marilyn

            • Isabella June 3, 2019 at 4:04 pm

              Jane

        • CarolV June 3, 2019 at 12:01 pm - Reply

          That does look good sized! Hope she held on!

      • CarolV June 3, 2019 at 9:35 pm - Reply

        In that sunrise shot, George looks like he’s wearing a head shawl/scarf………

        • Isabella June 4, 2019 at 10:12 am - Reply

          See what you mean with the piece of wood

    43. CarolV June 3, 2019 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Great…. Fort Osprey….

      • CarolV June 3, 2019 at 9:39 am - Reply

        Can you STILL see me?

        • CarolV June 3, 2019 at 9:40 am - Reply

          No more.George!

          • CarolV June 3, 2019 at 9:41 am - Reply

            .

            • CarolV June 3, 2019 at 9:44 am

              Hey,Sweetie!

              I hope someone saw if a fish 🐟 came in. On phone and scrolling is a —/:

    44. CarolV June 2, 2019 at 8:29 pm - Reply

      Jane has been surfing again and rides her pinebark board to the nest

      • CarolV June 2, 2019 at 8:33 pm - Reply

        She dismantles that clumpy stick George brought in, then hustles him out so she can arrange the prize by the egg bowl…
        Then she settles in…

        • Isabella June 3, 2019 at 3:18 pm - Reply

          Love when she hustles him out….Jane is quite the character!

    45. Isabella June 2, 2019 at 8:24 pm - Reply

      Changing of the guard

      • Isabella June 2, 2019 at 8:26 pm - Reply

        George getting his egg game on

    46. CarolV June 2, 2019 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      George brings in a stick wrapped in some kind of debris and gets a bit of tail in the face as Jane leaves….. guess she wasn’t impressed!

    47. CarolV June 2, 2019 at 7:19 pm - Reply

      We’re back!!! YaYaYAAAAAAAAAAA!
      Came up in the magical :59th minute reset, if I remember from last year’s issues.

      Anyhow, I was just signing in to report the bad weather we haven’t gotten. Turned in to the nice day that wasn’t expected. We may still get a quick t-storm, possibly within the hour, possibly about midnight., but was not the wash-out afternoon as predicted.
      67 now, dropping to mid 50s overnight. Lots of suns on the forecast for tomorrow, with temps high 60s.

    48. Admin Mary Anne June 2, 2019 at 6:50 pm - Reply

      Shelli has reported the problem with the cam. If it is still down tomorrow, it will be reset first thing in the morning.

    49. Isabella June 2, 2019 at 2:57 pm - Reply

      .?

      • Isabella June 2, 2019 at 2:59 pm - Reply

        ☹️

        • Admin Mary Anne June 2, 2019 at 3:35 pm - Reply

          Youtube is down, there are a lot of nest cam sites down because of it.

          • Isabella June 2, 2019 at 5:40 pm - Reply

            Hi Mary Anne….thx for the info!

            • Isabella June 2, 2019 at 5:45 pm

              🙁

            • Admin Mary Anne June 2, 2019 at 6:20 pm

              When youtube was back up and running a while ago, this stream is not. Freezes at 14:57. If it doesn’t return, Shelli will report it. There is another nest cam that is down also. It was fine before youtube went down.

          • CarolV June 2, 2019 at 6:43 pm - Reply

            I was wondering. Had tried youtube when OZ was acting up. TNX for the info

    50. CarolV June 2, 2019 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      I’m losing count on nest exchanges…!!! here’s two about 20 min apart.

      @11:23- G out; J in

      • CarolV June 2, 2019 at 12:14 pm - Reply

        @11:47– SWITCH…………..

    51. CarolV June 2, 2019 at 11:44 am - Reply

      About 10:30- Super Studmuffin brings ANOTHER fish……..
      We get to see fish this time…
      AND we get to see fish GO! Bombs away!!!

      • CarolV June 2, 2019 at 11:47 am - Reply

        You could see Jane flying below…. wonder if she went after it?
        George just sees eggies….

      • Isabella June 2, 2019 at 12:27 pm - Reply

        Playing fish frisbee with Jane!

      • CarolV June 2, 2019 at 2:40 pm - Reply

        Forgot to say that Jane took that fish and dropped it….

    52. CarolV June 2, 2019 at 10:09 am - Reply

      Those big feet arrive about 9:52, coming back after that last fish……

    53. Isabella June 2, 2019 at 8:45 am - Reply

      Foggy blue bay and Jane

      • Isabella June 2, 2019 at 8:58 am - Reply

        George alerts..Jane swoops in

        • Isabella June 2, 2019 at 8:59 am - Reply

          George goes

          • Isabella June 2, 2019 at 9:00 am - Reply

            Jane settles in

            • Isabella June 2, 2019 at 12:16 pm

              Jane’s tail moved this stick before she took off

            • Isabella June 2, 2019 at 12:18 pm

              George

            • Isabella June 2, 2019 at 12:20 pm

              Nice look at the eggs while George prepares for liftoff

            • Isabella June 2, 2019 at 12:24 pm

              Don’t back up!

          • CarolV June 2, 2019 at 10:39 am - Reply

            Love that shot of George! Reminds me of “The Bat Signal” from Batman!

            • Isabella June 2, 2019 at 12:29 pm

              CarolV…funny..I was thinking Dracula

      • CarolV June 2, 2019 at 10:36 am - Reply

        Isabella…. I think that was George first thing… I was surprised to realize it was him,,,, saw Jane last night last thing. Maybe he slipped in early?
        Jane was back a little while later.

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        • Isabella June 2, 2019 at 12:37 pm - Reply

          Could be…I usually wait til they move to identify them…can’t remember if I did….bay was foggy..maybe I was too! Lol

    54. CarolV June 2, 2019 at 8:33 am - Reply

      Several exchanges…. this was G out, J in….
      George was staying nearby… sounds like he’s alerting from the perch.

    55. CarolV June 2, 2019 at 8:01 am - Reply

      George was fidgeting on the nest when the cam came on……… another foggy morning

      • CarolV June 2, 2019 at 8:02 am - Reply

        @5:23, Jane is back

        • CarolV June 2, 2019 at 8:04 am - Reply

          Jane heads to right, chirping……. picks from the butt-cam,,,teehee

          • CarolV June 2, 2019 at 8:07 am - Reply

            @6:20, we get a sight of the fish, then Jane flies…

            • CarolV June 2, 2019 at 8:11 am

              About 10 mins, later, Jane is in….. Hope she got to eat some of that fish!
              George was alerting, as if someone was nearby.. At first, I thought an intruder had landed, but then, he seemed to be looking behind Jane.
              That pile of wood was very shaky as Jane made her way over it.

    56. CarolV June 1, 2019 at 9:02 pm - Reply

      Good Night, Jane……………….

      Looks like she has a dry night ahead of her. Temp about 63 now, dropping to about 55 under cloudy skies….
      Clouds continue thru the a.m., with some clearing mid afternoon. Temps rising to almost 70 as sun pops out and precedes a chance of thunder storms in late afternoon to evening…
      HAGN, everyone…

    57. CarolV June 1, 2019 at 8:44 pm - Reply

      Dinnerfish @ 19:02….
      Jane was yapping for a bit…then she got up, yapping and doing the fish dance right out of frame

      I don’t recall seeing her doing the dance too often….. she’s usually more direct . It was fun to watch.

      • CarolV June 1, 2019 at 8:47 pm - Reply

        Other then the teeniest sliver that should on the right of frame, that’s about all we saw of fish…

        • CarolV June 1, 2019 at 8:48 pm - Reply

          George settles in….

          • CarolV June 1, 2019 at 8:51 pm - Reply

            about 19:45…. Although it looked like George was lingering, Jane wasn’t having it….. She scooted right in….

    58. CarolV June 1, 2019 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      About 14:44, Jane stood up and went right, coming back with a partial fish….
      Wish George would stop with the out of sight deliveries!

      • CarolV June 1, 2019 at 7:42 pm - Reply

        ” She’s got legs… and she knows how to use them….”
        Jane gets a grip and goes…

        • CarolV June 1, 2019 at 7:43 pm - Reply

          George creeps in from the right……

    59. CarolV June 1, 2019 at 7:22 am - Reply

      @7:04 – George says “See ya!” to the eggies and goes

      • CarolV June 1, 2019 at 7:23 am - Reply

        Jane comes in.
        There’s a lot of alerting already…. gonna be a long day, I guess…

    60. CarolV June 1, 2019 at 6:51 am - Reply

      Looked- and sounded- like breakfish was delivered off right.
      Jane got up and chirped her way over and George came in… one quick wing flap was all that was seen of Jane as she exited left

      • CarolV June 1, 2019 at 6:57 am - Reply

        Pretty sunrise as George fidgets as he sits…….. “You people here already???
        Supposed to be a partly cloudy day, with temps in the high 60s.

        Off to work for me. Isabella, see you’re up. GM and keep us updated! HAGD!

    61. CarolV June 1, 2019 at 6:34 am - Reply

      We’re live by 5…… GM, Jane

      • CarolV June 1, 2019 at 6:39 am - Reply

        Jane is out
        George is on watch….
        Jane is back by 5:47

    62. Isabella June 1, 2019 at 5:15 am - Reply

      New day dawning for George

    63. CarolV May 31, 2019 at 9:23 pm - Reply

      Looks like a good night for a change. 68 now, with clear skies. Temps dropping to about 58 with some clouds developing after 3am.

      Good night ahead for you, Janie girl….. HAGN, everyone…

      • Isabella June 1, 2019 at 4:19 am - Reply

        CarolV…thx for all of today’s pics! Lots of good shots!

        • Isabella June 1, 2019 at 4:22 am - Reply

          Love the fog on the bay

          • Isabella June 1, 2019 at 4:27 am - Reply

            Jane sets up her “sails “ while watching the sailboats ⛵️

    64. CarolV May 31, 2019 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      Was wondering about fish today and was happy to search back to find this delivery…@14:25

    65. CarolV May 31, 2019 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      Big feet….. fluffy butt….. Janie’s here

      • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 7:53 pm - Reply

        George moves out reluctantly

        Jane settles in…..

        • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 8:08 pm - Reply

          Got a look at the eggies! Must have moved the barricade!
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          • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 8:12 pm - Reply

            Posted wrong place…. this was with the 14:25 fish delivery…. but good to see them whenever!

    66. CarolV May 31, 2019 at 6:32 pm - Reply

      Blowin’ in the wind…… nice breeze…. gorgeous feathers

      • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 6:34 pm - Reply

        18:09- George in…..Jane out

    67. CarolV May 31, 2019 at 5:24 pm - Reply

      We’re back…. was on a little after 5..
      Looks like shadow of George from perch; and I just heard him chirping

      • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 5:31 pm - Reply

        This was pic I thought was attached…
        But celebrated too quickly…. stuck again. And on Friday afternoon…… shades of yesteryear….. Aidan off for the weekend….
        well, we shall see…. or not

        • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 5:42 pm - Reply

          Up again…. it’s taunting us!

    68. helen May 31, 2019 at 4:22 pm - Reply

      Any one figure out what that decoration on left side of the nest is? Piece of fence? Looks treacherous!

      • nfc May 31, 2019 at 5:24 pm - Reply

        Helen– to me it looks like a pointy tree branch. It does look dangerous.

      • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 5:40 pm - Reply

        To me, it looks like a scrubpine branch… why the curls, I can only speculate. Maybe was growing against a house or wall? Grew back towards light?

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        • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 6:48 pm - Reply

          The sunlight highlights those pine needles on that curly branch

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    69. CarolV May 31, 2019 at 3:49 pm - Reply

      @3:47pm…. looks like we’re having a pause…..

      • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 4:16 pm - Reply

        And we’re back! Only the clouds have been changed to amuse the inquisitive…..

        • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 4:20 pm - Reply

          Now it’s running in stop-motion…. jerky and sometimes skipping ahead a couple of secs……. sigh……..

    70. CarolV May 31, 2019 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      So, based on the guesstimate that first egg was laid on 5/9, are we looking at pip watch to begin June 12ish? Nice to have first hatch for Flag Day on the 14th!

    71. CarolV May 31, 2019 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      George gracefully rose from below…..

      • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 1:25 pm - Reply

        Right after Jane went, an intruder ZOOMED over, right above G’s head…. G had a lot to say!

    72. John May 31, 2019 at 10:40 am - Reply

      The camera needs to be repositioned. The Maine site has two cameras. We have been enjoying the benefits of the camera and its adjustment free of charge. Perhaps if there were a fund or a Go Fund Me account, upgraded cameras could be had and the person doing the work could be compensated. Is anyone interested?

      • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 2:16 pm - Reply

        It has been offered every season and the owner has not been interested. He’s a snowbird and is only here for part of the year now. I think discussions have been had and ADMIN mentioned the intricacies of protective mandates on osprey.
        It’s no doubt more complicated with a privately owned nest site than if it were an environmental group or something of that nature.

        • Isabella June 1, 2019 at 4:18 am - Reply

          John…what CarolV said….and if you’re talking about hog island, they study the osprey and band the young

    73. CarolV May 31, 2019 at 9:35 am - Reply

      Jane surfed in and tried to put her board on George’s tail
      He jumped up and both challenged an intruder that had followed Jane
      As George goes out, Jane spotted a piece of bark that was slipping in to bowl. Shifted it to the ever growing pile on camera side of nest… Thanx a lot, Jane!

    74. CarolV May 31, 2019 at 8:33 am - Reply

      George brings a fistful of seaweed in exchange for the eggies.

      • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 8:34 am - Reply

        and settles in……

        • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 8:52 am - Reply

          Fog is reluctant to get pushed out… but the sun is trying
          Sun is shining at my house, but I’m not on the water….

          • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 9:01 am - Reply

            And there it is…… a touch of blue and a horizon!

      • CarolV June 5, 2019 at 5:52 am - Reply

    75. CarolV May 31, 2019 at 7:30 am - Reply

      Breakfish at 0622…..

      • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 7:33 am - Reply

        “Thanks. Babe!” Jane gets a good grip on this nice fish and goes…

        • CarolV May 31, 2019 at 7:36 am - Reply

          George with his eyes on the prize, as he settles in

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