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Tommy Aprea - Windsong Osprey Nest

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

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Belle’s Journey

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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts

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

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

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

Hello Paul,

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

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

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

Best wishes, and good luck,

John W. Fitzpatrick

Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

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

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

charles.

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Charles Eldermire
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Paul,

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

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

    44,429 Comments

    1. CarolV June 19, 2019 at 7:33 pm - Reply

      Hawk-eye surveying the neighborhood…..

      The video is skipping a bit…
      There were some misty showers passing thru earlier, but looks pleasant for now. 30-50% chance of showers(possible t-storms) showing on the app after midnight until about 2pm tomorrow… temps holding at 62-63 tonight, heading to about 72 tomorrow.

      grumble, grumble… everyone getting grumpy…. looks like Friday may be gloomy, too. sigh……..
      HAGN, everyone…… keep those chicklets dry, momma!

    2. CarolV June 19, 2019 at 6:14 pm - Reply

      @16:33- The Beak appeared…..It looked like Jane went for the fish…
      Then the fish went for a ride….
      Within a minute or so, presumably Jane was feeding the kids…. bebe in front was snagging all the food unlil he fell over..
      Then #2 was ready and willing to be filled up…. Jane obliged….
      When Jane came to pop the lid on the cup, George left with the leftovers.

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      • CarolV June 19, 2019 at 6:16 pm - Reply

        George must be on the perch

        It’s like watching thru a keyhole!!!

    3. CarolV June 19, 2019 at 2:03 pm - Reply

      Who put that there? Can’t see!!!

      • CarolV June 19, 2019 at 5:21 pm - Reply

        Sorry for the double post… phone issues, or internet at work… technology and I may not be strangers but we certainly are not close friends….

    4. CarolV June 19, 2019 at 1:59 pm - Reply

      Who put that there? Can’t see!!

      • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 2:48 pm - Reply

        I was hoping you knew!…when I came back on …couldn’t scroll back enough to find out!…if it stays…won’t be able to see third hatch 🐣

      • CarolV June 19, 2019 at 5:19 pm - Reply

        That was the bebe complaining… they’re having a hard time seeing, too

    5. CarolV June 19, 2019 at 11:49 am - Reply

      Was that necessary, George?

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    6. CarolV June 19, 2019 at 11:22 am - Reply

      Are you my mommy?

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    7. Isabella June 19, 2019 at 7:57 am - Reply

      Breakfish served right to the 🐥🐥….Jane is sporting the newest trend….eggshell wing tip

      • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 8:01 am - Reply

        George got the fish out of the nest bowl….Jane went and took it from him and started to feed the chicks

        • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 8:21 am - Reply

          Feeding done and over

          • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 8:25 am - Reply

            Poor Jane’s petticoat was soaking wet from sitting on the nest all night

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 8:55 am

              Jane goes out for a spin

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 8:59 am

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            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 9:04 am

              George dragged the fish away

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 9:07 am

              Thought he was going to feed the chicks

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 9:10 am

              Thinking about it…..

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 9:14 am

              Decided not to

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 9:16 am

              Hey!…where’s mommy!!

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 9:18 am

              Until Jane showed up

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 9:21 am

              First feeding by George!…that I’ve seen

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 12:54 pm

              Jane came and finished the job

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 1:02 pm

              George shows up…Jane decides to take a break

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 1:05 pm

              George has a snack while he chick sits

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 1:08 pm

              What cha doing Daddy

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 1:11 pm

              YES George the shell!

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 1:14 pm

              Now the other one

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 1:20 pm

              Good job George!

            • CarolV June 20, 2019 at 6:11 am

              It looks like George wants to feed them but is holding back… guess when they’re a little bigger…

      • CarolV June 19, 2019 at 11:26 am - Reply

        Epaulets are making a comeback!
        Too funny!!!

        • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 1:24 pm - Reply

          Yes…officer Jane!

          • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 2:27 pm - Reply

            Fiddlesticks!

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 2:30 pm

              George had a quick nestle

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 2:36 pm

              Feeding by George

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 2:40 pm

              Hard to tell in the pics…they were having a few tussles

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 2:43 pm

              They were also doing it while George was feeding them….hope third chick hatches by tomorrow !

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 5:06 pm

              Feeding by Jane ….feed was hiccuping….video not osprey

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 5:10 pm

              While Jane was feeding…George was alarming on perch…intruder flew by…George went in pursuit

            • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 5:15 pm

              All done with the feeding…Jane puts a seaweed “blanket “ on the chicks 🐥🐥..like it’s not already hard to see them!

    8. CarolV June 19, 2019 at 5:16 am - Reply

      GM, Jane….Foggy morning but at least it’s not rain! Rain forecast has moved later in the day, more toward evening. Everyone, HAGD!

      • CarolV June 19, 2019 at 5:22 am - Reply

        George flew in to perch, alerting and Jane said- gotta go! GM, bobbles…
        Now I gotta go…looking forward to everyone’s’ posts for the day…

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    9. Isabella June 18, 2019 at 11:34 pm - Reply

      Love how his wing is propped up on the egg …….sponsor:tax reduction services.com

      • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 11:36 pm - Reply

        Babes in blue…..sponsor: tax reduction services.com

        • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 11:41 pm - Reply

          Good night 😴 ospreyz!

        • ChrisH June 19, 2019 at 10:15 am - Reply

          Sweet!!

      • ChrisH June 19, 2019 at 10:13 am - Reply

        Just chillin’ ….

    10. CarolV June 18, 2019 at 7:16 pm - Reply

      Seriously, George? Do we really need that stick?????

      • CarolV June 18, 2019 at 7:48 pm - Reply

        George stopped by to see if Jane needed anything… Supermom holding firm…

        May be passing showers till 9pm, then around 1am. Clouds hang in throughout the morning, with likelihood of more rain from 2pm on, into the night. Temps tonight holding around 62-63; then, high 60s tomorrow.

    11. Kammy McLoughlin June 18, 2019 at 6:37 pm - Reply

      Carol, we missed you today, on this important day!!! Glad you’re home.

      • CarolV June 18, 2019 at 7:14 pm - Reply

        Yeah… they expect me to show up at work… party poopers!

    12. Isabella June 18, 2019 at 5:46 pm - Reply

      Just want to pick out the broken shells and toss them out…it will be hard to tell the next hatch and I think they’re a little uncomfortable for Jane and the kids!

      • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 6:38 pm - Reply

        George brings a fish…eats some…than some for Jane

        • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 6:41 pm - Reply

          George trying not to slide into the “home plate”

          • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 6:43 pm - Reply

            Here than gone

            • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 6:45 pm

              Feeding by Jane

            • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 7:03 pm

              During this feeding..George was on the perch…baby on left got a lot of good pieces…baby on right ( which I think is the older one)..got none!

            • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 7:33 pm

              Although I like the decor “arrangement “ of mussel shell and rock weed …wonder what the other side of the nest looks like and why it’s favored for feedings

      • CarolV June 18, 2019 at 7:42 pm - Reply

        I know! I was just thinking that! Remove those empty shells!

    13. CarolV June 18, 2019 at 3:54 pm - Reply

      @15:10…. George brought a fish…. Jane flew off on a break…

      I’m not sure who is feeding them, because I did not see Jane fly in…. I’m not good enough to tell their beaks apart… I just know both chicks ate…

      • CarolV June 18, 2019 at 4:42 pm - Reply

        George delivering fish…
        Jane leaving,,,,,
        Jane is back as George flies out

        • CarolV June 18, 2019 at 4:44 pm - Reply

          Close ups of kiddos eating…

          • CarolV June 18, 2019 at 4:47 pm - Reply

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            This is the phantom feeder

            • CarolV June 18, 2019 at 4:50 pm

              In my opinion, that’s George

            • CarolV June 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm

              Well… went back to 11:30 when it was Jane feeding from the sidelines and I’m more confused. I’m arguing with myself, so I’m going back to…. I don’t know…. could be Jane came back off right and snuck in … Throwing in the towel…. and they could use one!

            • CarolV June 18, 2019 at 7:55 pm

              Had to satisfy myself of how Jane got that fish…. right here, Jane is behind George … there’s 2 beaks on that fish. Then, it became obvious…. slo-mo helped. I can sleep now!

      • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 5:51 pm - Reply

        It was Jane…George took a few bites…thought he was going to feed the kids….he flew out and Jane started feeding them

    14. CarolV June 18, 2019 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      So happy to get home and see #2 hatched this a.m.! And all the pictures and info to fill me in! I was at work all day and left phone home! It was torture! Hope #3 is soon, too.

      ELAINE: Isabella is correct… bebe is French for baby. I don’t like just calling them 1, 2, 3…. Generally give them nicknames to tell them apart . I don’t intend for those names to stick, Just hope these first 2 are distinctively marked so we can tell them apart, since they will be so close in size!
      btw… think I also called it shorty, the kid and maybe some other names…..

    15. Isabella June 18, 2019 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      Feeding from the right

      • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 3:28 pm - Reply

        These bobble head sibs have been active good eaters from the start!

    16. Admin Shelli June 18, 2019 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      Hello everyone! Congratulations on chick #2 ♥️
      Official hatch time is 6:12 am
      I am so grateful the chicks are so close in age, this will help reduce the sibling rivalry.
      Tomorrow is day 35 for egg #3 – talons crossed that it hatches tomorrow!

    17. Admin Mary Anne June 18, 2019 at 11:44 am - Reply

      Youngest gets some fish. 11:36. Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com

    18. June c June 18, 2019 at 11:39 am - Reply

      WOW 2 chicks in a row…wonderful

    19. Isabella June 18, 2019 at 11:29 am - Reply

      Jane rejects sprinkle shower gift….a nice mussel shell with attached seaweed

      • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 11:31 am - Reply

        Good girl Jane!

        • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 11:50 am - Reply

          Lunch for the bobble heads…baby O 2 was up front and getting the lions share

          • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 11:53 am - Reply

            She tried to give O 1 a piece many times….finally connected

            • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 11:57 am

              Nap when the babies 💤

            • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 3:03 pm

              Mom and dad fly out

            • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 3:06 pm

              Home alone😲

            • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 3:07 pm

              Mama’s right back!

    20. Sue June 18, 2019 at 11:21 am - Reply

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      • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 11:47 pm - Reply

        Nice Sue!

    21. Sue June 18, 2019 at 11:05 am - Reply

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    22. Sue June 18, 2019 at 11:04 am - Reply

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    23. Admin Mary Anne June 18, 2019 at 10:04 am - Reply

      A peek at the two chicks at 9:44 am. Photo CPRT ospreyzone.com-Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com

    24. Kammy McLoughlin June 18, 2019 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Is this another baby?

      • Admin Mary Anne June 18, 2019 at 10:03 am - Reply

        Yes, hatched this morning!

    25. Isabella June 18, 2019 at 8:25 am - Reply

      Time to self feed!

      • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 8:33 am - Reply

        Early morning breakfish

        • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 8:36 am - Reply

          Morning breakfish

          • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 8:39 am - Reply

            Tired mama

            • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 8:45 am

              Jane rolling the egg…looks like this was the second hatch 🐣….hard to see with lighting….nest material…and Jane keeps sitting on them!

            • Admin Mary Anne June 18, 2019 at 8:57 am

              Isabella, yes, I posted pics earlier, the second chick hatched about 6:10 am!

            • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 9:05 am

              The proud parents

            • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 9:09 am

              That’s baby O number two in the back

            • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 9:12 am

              There he is!

            • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 9:18 am

              Some well deserved pampering for Jane

            • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 9:25 am

              Baby O 2…trying to get it over the beak and through the “gums”…

    26. Admin Mary Anne June 18, 2019 at 8:10 am - Reply

      6:12 am breakfish for chick #1, new little one next to him. Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com

      • Paula June 18, 2019 at 9:52 am - Reply

        Hi All,
        Well as usual this nest never ceases to surprise. I have never heard of eggs hatching so quickly. It’s always 2 or 3 days apart.
        Now we just need to watch and see how Jane does with the babies. I hope she does well but I do hope she’ll let George have his turn because he does seem to like taking care of the babies, and he does a fantastic job at it.
        Here’s hoping for a very good year at OZ. So many other nests I watch are getting only 1 or 2 hatches so let’s hope all 3 hatch here and they all fledge!

        • Admin Mary Anne June 18, 2019 at 10:02 am - Reply

          Paula, sometimes they do hatch a day apart, and once in a great while they will hatch on the same day, like at Dunrovin ranch this year in Montana, two eggs hatched 5 hours apart! There are a number of nests with only one chick this year and I was hoping that would not be the case this year for this nest. I think Jane is going to be a wonderful mother!

    27. Admin Mary Anne June 18, 2019 at 7:54 am - Reply

      TWO chicks! 6:12 am. Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com

      • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 8:58 am - Reply

        Mary Anne…do you have the time of hatch?….I think 5:44?

        • Admin Mary Anne June 18, 2019 at 9:05 am - Reply

          It didn’t appear to be out of the shell all the way until about 6:10. Now we have to keep an eye on egg #3!

        • Admin Mary Anne June 18, 2019 at 9:19 am - Reply

          Isabella, I went back and looked again, the little one was out and free actually just seconds before 6:12.

    28. Marg June 18, 2019 at 6:19 am - Reply

      Wow, another chick this morning. Hatched so quickly after #1🐣🐣. Very eggciting. Good luck to ALL!!

    29. Isabella June 17, 2019 at 9:42 pm - Reply

      Mother’s work is never done

      • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 9:46 pm - Reply

        It’s like the stars aligned to give us a perfect day!….good night ospreyz….good night baby O…good night Jane….you deserve a rest!

        • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 1:38 am - Reply

          Moonlight is almost like having ir….get some sleep 💤 Jane!

    30. CarolV June 17, 2019 at 8:24 pm - Reply

      Beautiful sky!
      Poor Jane… she kept trying to move that empty shell away, but it keeps rolling back… I think it’s under her now. Maybe shorty can use it for rain gear…

      • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 9:10 pm - Reply

        He he!

    31. CarolV June 17, 2019 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      Beautiful Jane! You’ve had an eventful day today and done an amazing job! So glad I had an extra day off to witness your triumph…..
      It looks like you’re in for bad weather. Cloudy thru the coming hours, with the probability of rain after midnight. Which will probably last throughout tomorrow. A muggy 76 now at 7:30, dropping to about 63 towards morning. Temps tomorrow mid-high 60s.

      Keep our little bebe safe and dry, as well as the 2 eggberts.

      • Elaine June 17, 2019 at 8:32 pm - Reply

        Hello everyone. Congratulations Jane and George on your first hatch of the year! Jane is a pretty lady and will be a good mom to her family. Is bebe the name of the first chick? If so, that is a pretty name.

        • Admin Mary Anne June 17, 2019 at 8:58 pm - Reply

          Hi Elaine, no, the chick doesn’t have a name yet, that won’t be for quite some time. Hopefully soon there will be a couple of more chicks to name down the road!

        • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 9:25 pm - Reply

          Think CarolV is using a different spelling for baby

    32. CarolV June 17, 2019 at 6:59 pm - Reply

      Earlier, there was a fish showing off to the right. George may have been there, because shorty was tracking something and begging in that direction,
      I don’t think George has sat on the nest most of the day. Has Jane been out since this morning?

      • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 7:05 pm - Reply

        @18:07- George may have picked up that earlier fish, cause this looks a bit like leftovers…. still yummy, I’m sure.
        Jane topped off shorty…. everybody fed.

      • Admin Mary Anne June 17, 2019 at 8:01 pm - Reply

        Carol, Jane has been on the nest since 9:54 am, that I have seen. Has anyone noticed her leave at all?

        • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 9:07 pm - Reply

          She went for a quick dip in the bay around 2:30

      • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 9:09 pm - Reply

        If I’m thinking about the same time…I also thought George was to the right….then he flew up to the nest

    33. Marg June 17, 2019 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      Congratulations George & Jane. The new chick is beautiful. Also, congrats to Carol V., Isabella and Moderator Maryanne. You have kept this stream going while many of us have drifted to a “clearer” view of nests in other states. Your photos and humor are sincerely a gift. This was my first cam experience and being local to Suffolk Cty., OZ (George especially) will always have my heart. Wonder if it will be a three chick challenge 2019 ????

      • Admin Mary Anne June 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm - Reply

        I hope so, Marg! It would be so nice to have 3 chicks in that nest again!

        • Marg June 18, 2019 at 6:23 am - Reply

          Hi MaryAnne — This new hatch was so quick after #1. Never seen a sibling arrive that fast. Is this an unusual occurrence??

          • Admin Mary Anne June 18, 2019 at 7:51 am - Reply

            I’ve seen one hatch the next day. and two on the same day so it’s not all that unusual. But it certainly is a surprise! The Dunrovin nest in Montana had two hatch the same day this year, 5 hours apart!

      • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 9:13 pm - Reply

        Thank you Marg!😊

    34. Isabella June 17, 2019 at 5:40 pm - Reply

      🐟….Jane feeds the chick…while George eats the bugs!

      • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 5:42 pm - Reply

        Yum!

        • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 5:49 pm - Reply

          Clean up on aisle 9

          • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 5:50 pm - Reply

            George is intent on those bugs!

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 6:07 pm

              Hello!…I’m down here!

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 6:11 pm

              Hellloooo!

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 6:15 pm

              Jane moved back the “baby gift” that George knocked back down

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 6:43 pm

              Move your butt George…trying to feed the chick 🐥

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 6:45 pm

              🐥🐟

            • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 8:09 pm

              That baby gift is a real push present…. as in- Could we push it right out of the nest????? It’s annoying and keeps getting shifted… too close to baby for me!

    35. CarolV June 17, 2019 at 5:40 pm - Reply

      Yes, Isabella, George is eating those bugs,,,, protein! Does anyone remember him doing that before?

      • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 5:41 pm - Reply

        And bebe is getting fed…. way to go, Jane!

      • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 5:56 pm - Reply

        George delivered nice big headless fish @16:53

        He was cleaning his beak when he spotted bugs and decided on dessert

        • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 5:59 pm - Reply

          Jane feeding chick..

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      • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 6:26 pm - Reply

        No I do not remember him eating bugs…and I would think fish are enough protein…and I never found any info that they eat bugs

        • Admin Mary Anne June 17, 2019 at 6:48 pm - Reply

          I’ve watched osprey cams since 2006. I have never seen them eat anything other than fish, even when fish are hard to find. There was a turtle brought in last year by a fledgling, to an Indiana nest. It crawled away and out of the nest. Twice I have seen crabs brought in by adults, they too escaped. I have seen photos of ospreys flying with eels. As far as bugs go, I have seen them pick them off their feet, but I don’t think they ate them. It was very interesting to watch George because he looked like he was picking them out of the nest. Did he swallow them or just pick them out and shake them off his beak? I don’t know!

          • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 9:19 pm - Reply

            It looked like he ate them…didn’t see him spit them out or shake them off….if he is eating them he’s going to gain extra weight….there are soooo many! Yuk!

            • Admin Mary Anne June 17, 2019 at 10:08 pm

              They are rather creepy when so many are crawling about. But they do a great job cleaning up.

            • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 1:51 am

              Moonlight is almost like having ir….get some sleep 💤 Jane!

            • Isabella June 18, 2019 at 1:56 am

              Speaking of bugs… I was wondering about something…before the hatch, Jane seemed uncomfortable and moving around. Was thinking 🤔 was it due to the big beetles…or did she sense a hatch about to happen?

    36. June c June 17, 2019 at 4:14 pm - Reply

      Congrats to Jane n George on their 1st born today…

    37. CarolV June 17, 2019 at 4:08 pm - Reply

      George brought in one of his impossible sticks…..
      He tried fitting it in front of Jane….

    38. emilie wilshire June 17, 2019 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      Just an observation (joking here)
      but i think George and Jane need to call ORKIN or some other pest control….

      • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 4:26 pm - Reply

        WHY??? Oh, these?

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      • June c June 17, 2019 at 5:11 pm - Reply

        I agree…those black little creepy crawlers are just that creepy..I saw George come and clean out the shell…hug..

    39. Isabella June 17, 2019 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      Feed was blacking out and “hiccuping “…somehow the egg shell got kicked to the curb….good thing cause it had a bunch of creepy crawlers in it…wonder if George is eating them?

      • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 3:29 pm - Reply

        Jane kept asking George for another fish for her and little O

        • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 3:47 pm - Reply

          What the?….George brings a baby gift

          • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 3:48 pm - Reply

            Really George!

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 3:54 pm

              Thankfully Jane got it up and over before it came down on the little guy…poor thing even stepped in the eggshell…..disregard first pic in “really George “

    40. CarolV June 17, 2019 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      @14:45- George comes in with a fish- a live fish. It slithers down the slope and bebe has an introduction to fish…..
      Jane tried to grab it, but couldn’t get a grip on it. She flew out.

      • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 3:45 pm - Reply

        George just stared and then grabbed the fish Jane had left.
        bebe is reminding George that there is someplace to put that fish…

        • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 3:49 pm - Reply

          Jane came back.
          She got the fish and ate the head herself.
          Altho she was standing in the way, you could see that she did get some fish popped in the baby’s beak….

      • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 3:52 pm - Reply

        bebe held its head up for a long time! And got its point recognized…. so young, so amazing!

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    41. Admin Mary Anne June 17, 2019 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      George and chick, so cute. 2:41 pm. Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com

      • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 3:31 pm - Reply

        Hi daddy O…..sweet moment!

    42. CarolV June 17, 2019 at 2:12 pm - Reply

      I think bebe has its head in its shell. Doesn’t s/he know, you can’t go home again?

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      • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 2:23 pm - Reply

        bebe held its head up for several seconds, with the help of its eggbert sibs. Then, s/he slid down the egg…

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        • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 3:32 pm - Reply

          What goes up must come down

    43. Admin Mary Anne June 17, 2019 at 1:35 pm - Reply

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      • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 2:07 pm - Reply

        I didn’t even see a fish delivered today…anyone else?

        • Admin Mary Anne June 17, 2019 at 2:12 pm - Reply

          I didn’t see one either. George has been gone since right before 10 am, I think.

          • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 2:33 pm - Reply

            Finally!….George and 🐟

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 2:43 pm

              The fish slid right under the chick….first feeding by Jane

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 2:53 pm

              Was hard to get good pics…every time Jane fed her …she blocked the view….baby got a lot of good bits

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 3:03 pm

              George kept looking at her…thought he was going to feed her

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 3:06 pm

              But Jane did after her dip in the bay…after all she must have been hot 🥵 being on the nest all that time

    44. CarolV June 17, 2019 at 1:35 pm - Reply

      Wish George would show up….. Jane still seems a bit nervous.
      Baby starting to flip around…

      • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 2:15 pm - Reply

        Always thought when you see “fluttering “ on the screen….means they are on the perch…..if George is, he is quiet….CarolV did you see a fish delivered?

        • Admin Mary Anne June 17, 2019 at 2:32 pm - Reply

          When the cam came on this morning, George was there and they switched places on the nest at 6:49. George returned with a stick at 8:28. Jane flew off at 8:29. George took his place on the eggs. Jane dropped down from the perch at 9:54 and George left…and there he is right now!!

    45. Admin Mary Anne June 17, 2019 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      Everyone is very excited about the new chick! Can everyone please remember to put “Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com” if you edit and crop the sponsor’s name out of your images. We are required to do this and I have been putting it on some of your images this morning. It would be helpful if you could remember to do this yourselves, thank you so much!

      • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 2:02 pm - Reply

        Sorry Mary Anne ….thought it was somehow doing it automatically

        • Admin Mary Anne June 17, 2019 at 2:05 pm - Reply

          That’s ok! It is there at the top of the screen and will show up if you don’t crop it out, but if you crop it out, it’s gone and you have to add it to your message.

    46. Dawn Frazzitta June 17, 2019 at 1:11 pm - Reply

      WE HAVE A BABY!!!!! Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com

      • Admin Mary Anne June 17, 2019 at 1:16 pm - Reply

        Yes, he hatched at 11:52!

    47. PattyK June 17, 2019 at 1:09 pm - Reply

      YAY!! A hatch!!!

    48. Admin Mary Anne June 17, 2019 at 12:55 pm - Reply

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    49. Admin Mary Anne June 17, 2019 at 12:05 pm - Reply

      Hatched at 11:52, almost 11:53. Here he is right after emerging from the shell. 11:53. Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com

      • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 3:37 pm - Reply

        Thought it was 11:51…realized my iPad time is different than screen time

        • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 3:39 pm - Reply

          🐣

          • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 3:40 pm - Reply

            Oops

    50. Kammy McLoughlin June 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      11:56 first baby, Happy Birthday Baby. Jane ate the inside of the egg. Got a quick glimpse but no screen shot. George, come home!!!!

    51. CarolV June 17, 2019 at 11:59 am - Reply

      Just cracked open!!!!!!!

      • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 12:01 pm - Reply

        a

        • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 12:39 pm - Reply

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          Jane was all egg-cited (as am I and computer giving me a hard time, to boot!) and was up and down several times, looking at this thing… She was even calling for George. Now, she’s back on the nest cup…. out of sight, save for later….
          Have to remember this is a first for her, since Squirmy hatched under George last year.

          • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 12:51 pm - Reply

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    52. Admin Mary Anne June 17, 2019 at 11:56 am - Reply

      Egg 1 hatched! 11:52 am!

    53. Pattie Hoolie June 17, 2019 at 9:29 am - Reply

      I’m Feeling It Today is EGG DAY!! Someone is hatching TODAY!

      • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 11:46 am - Reply

        You’re right …right now!

        • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 11:49 am - Reply

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          • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 11:51 am - Reply

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            • Admin Mary Anne June 17, 2019 at 11:54 am

              Almost here!

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 11:54 am

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            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 12:14 pm

              🐣!

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 12:19 pm

              🐣😊❤️

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 1:03 pm

              Cutie with the racing stripe!

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 1:48 pm

              Chick chick hooray!

    54. CarolV June 17, 2019 at 8:52 am - Reply

      George arrives with wood.
      Jane has something to say to him before she goes.
      AAHHhhhhhh…. as George settles in

      • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 10:17 am - Reply

        George moved that clump that was obstructing the view…. TY

        • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 10:19 am - Reply

          We got a quick peek at the eggies…

          • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 10:23 am - Reply

            Lady Jane is back…@9:54. Nice long break

    55. CarolV June 17, 2019 at 7:59 am - Reply

      Jane nestorated the flag down….
      We’ll have to see how this effects the view.

      • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 8:25 am - Reply

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    56. Isabella June 17, 2019 at 7:20 am - Reply

      Good morning ospreyz…..wow the bay looks like ice….beautiful!

      • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 7:31 am - Reply

        I’ll take over for a bit dear

        • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 7:33 am - Reply

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          • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 7:36 am - Reply

            Love the feather decor….boho chic..

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 7:55 am

              Just some pretty pics of Jane and the new day dawning

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 8:07 am

              Jane struggled to put this in our view

            • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 8:36 am

              Don’t get excited!….this is Squirmy aka the princess 👑….her hatch was late due to George choosing a new mate…wonder why this batch is late?….all the other nests have chicks 🐥

            • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 10:42 am

              The estimated lay date for #1 was 5/9…. I think the average hatch time is 34-40 days…today is estimated day 39………. suspence!

              TICK TOCK,,, eggies! A lot of egg-cited “grandparents”waiting to meet you!

    57. CarolV June 17, 2019 at 7:03 am - Reply

      More egg rolling…..
      There are MANY bugs zipping around, tho hard to see in the stills. Humidity is high and they are ACTIVE!

    58. CarolV June 17, 2019 at 6:23 am - Reply

      GM, Jane………….. The bay is like glass

      • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 6:25 am - Reply

        George is in for Jane’s break…

        • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 6:26 am - Reply

          Still 3

          • CarolV June 17, 2019 at 6:43 am - Reply

            There was a brief spot of sun before the clouds took over.
            Looks like we have a flag, which is shifting with the breeze.

    59. Isabella June 17, 2019 at 12:20 am - Reply

      The late night show

    60. Isabella June 16, 2019 at 9:49 pm - Reply

      Late evening nosh

      • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 9:54 pm - Reply

        George

        • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 9:57 pm - Reply

          Maybe tomorrow

          • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 10:20 pm - Reply

            Jane settles in for the night

          • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 10:28 pm - Reply

            🥰

    61. CarolV June 16, 2019 at 9:14 pm - Reply

      . Jane keeps doing this maneuver, every few minutes, where she lifts her tail and makes a sort of circle, about 3-4 times, then settles. Is she screwing herself in???

      It’s too dark to really see, but Jane is very interested in the eggs. Just rolling?????

      There is a slight chance of a shower around midnight., Cloudy all night, Temps: 69 now, dropping to 64

    62. CarolV June 16, 2019 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      @18:44- the dinnerbell rings!
      George arrives, to the cheers of Jane…..

      • CarolV June 16, 2019 at 7:26 pm - Reply

        Jane wrestles this nice flounder off George’s foot, then can’t get her claws in to it. She went with the beak carry…..

    63. CarolV June 16, 2019 at 6:32 pm - Reply

      THANK YOU, JANE!!!!!!!

      She heard you., Kammy!
      She’s still picking at it, so there’s no telling how long it will stay there…..

    64. CarolV June 16, 2019 at 5:44 pm - Reply

      Jane is restless, up and down, rolling eggs……

      • CarolV June 16, 2019 at 6:13 pm - Reply

        The eyes of eggie are upon us! Can even see what looks like a nose!

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    65. Kammy McLoughlin June 16, 2019 at 4:51 pm - Reply

      Jane, Jane, please move that bark, Jane we love you, George loves you, please move the bark and come back to our side of the nest, we love you Jane.

      • CarolV June 16, 2019 at 6:15 pm - Reply

        hahahahaha! She even looks like she’s ignoring you! Bad Jane, bad Jane!

    66. CarolV June 16, 2019 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      4 o’clock- tea time!….. George arrives with a good sized piece of fish. Jane did her dance and happily went off…

      • CarolV June 16, 2019 at 4:44 pm - Reply

        George keeps his eyes on the prize and moves in…. love watching those big ole’ clodhoppers curl into balls!

        • CarolV June 16, 2019 at 4:55 pm - Reply

          Jane is back @16:18…..

          • CarolV June 16, 2019 at 4:55 pm - Reply

            George blows out…..

            • CarolV June 16, 2019 at 4:58 pm

              As she settles in, Jane unearths this plank of bark……
              First she moved it mostly off right….
              Then, of course, ……. where else but right in the way!!

    67. jackie budris June 16, 2019 at 3:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you fellow watchers for posting screen shots of our beautiful ospreys and their great eggs.
      So happy to start the day with all. Keep patient, one of these days they will pop out.

      • Isabella June 17, 2019 at 12:24 am - Reply

        Thx jackie!😊

    68. Isabella June 16, 2019 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      Both were up and alerting…incoming…this guy went right over their heads!

      • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 1:23 pm - Reply

        Not yet

        • CarolV June 16, 2019 at 3:30 pm - Reply

          Happy to see the view cleared again!

        • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 4:58 pm - Reply

          Still nothing

          • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm - Reply

            Jane…move that piece of wood!….please!

    69. CarolV June 16, 2019 at 11:21 am - Reply

      Studmuffin comes in for a turn….

      • CarolV June 16, 2019 at 11:23 am - Reply

        Jane does a Houdini exit- now you see her, now you don’t! Video is skipping,,,

    70. CarolV June 16, 2019 at 10:00 am - Reply

      Sunday’s not so sunny…. started the day with showers…. hope the wind is a little quieter today.

      • CarolV June 16, 2019 at 10:01 am - Reply

        “Raindrops keep fallin’ on my back….”

    71. Isabella June 16, 2019 at 5:06 am - Reply

      Pretty blue morning

      • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 9:28 am - Reply

        Jane drops in and does a quick change with George…today is the day I picked for a hatch 🐣…let’s see if George becomes a Daddy O on Father’s Day!

        • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 9:39 am - Reply

          Breakfish!

          • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 9:43 am - Reply

            Can’t see the eggs 🙁

            • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 9:54 am

              Incoming Jane…can see the top of one egg

            • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

              Second course

            • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 10:29 am

              George gives out a few halfhearted alerts…Jane comes…gives George a kick

            • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 10:31 am

              No Jane no!

            • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 10:43 am

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            • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 11:39 am

              Anything yet?

            • Isabella June 16, 2019 at 11:41 am

              George..move stuff in front!

    72. Isabella June 16, 2019 at 1:50 am - Reply

      Good night 💤 Jane…good night ospreyz!

    73. CarolV June 15, 2019 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      Even the wind puts sticks on Jane! She bit at it, but the wind continued to blow it back and forth, tapping at her.
      She finally bit the end and flipped the end up. The wind caught it and…. ba-bye , nice blond wood post modern with a Danish flair décor!

    74. CarolV June 15, 2019 at 8:33 pm - Reply

      As I was driving home- around this time- the dark clouds came in so quickly and the wind gusts got stronger. I thought we would have a t-storm! Just as I got here, we had a few spits of rain….. that was it. All show, no follow through… not that I’m complaining!

      • CarolV June 15, 2019 at 8:41 pm - Reply

        The nest is swaying and George is pushing against the wind, trying to get to the eggs. Nicely ruffling his feathers….

        • CarolV June 15, 2019 at 8:47 pm - Reply

          A pic of eggies…. that white shell up front looks like another egg! There’s so much dried seaweed, I’m not sure we would see a pip.

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    75. Isabella June 15, 2019 at 7:05 pm - Reply

      I guess due to the wind they both were on the nest…taking turns on the eggs and waiting for a turn .

      • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 7:08 pm - Reply

        Jane got tired of waiting

        • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 7:40 pm - Reply

          George’s turn to wait

          • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 7:41 pm - Reply

            Off he goes

            • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 7:42 pm

              Bring home fish George!

            • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 7:43 pm

              Not sticks!

            • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 7:47 pm

              Jane’s turn for sticks and wait

            • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 7:51 pm

              Com’n George!

            • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 7:53 pm

              I’ll be back

            • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 7:55 pm

              Right back

            • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 7:59 pm

              Move George!

            • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 8:02 pm

              She lost her step

            • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 8:04 pm

              George keeping his balance

            • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 8:28 pm

              And keeping himself busy while Jane ignores him

            • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 8:49 pm

              Switch

            • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 8:51 pm

              George had a tough time getting down to the egg bowl

            • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 8:53 pm

              And Jane’s back

            • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 8:58 pm

              They were really blown around…had trouble holding on and keeping balance…just kept taking turns…did not see a fish 🐟

            • Isabella June 15, 2019 at 9:05 pm

              So far Jane’s on for the night

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