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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. nfc June 23, 2019 at 1:29 pm - Reply

      Hi everyone. Sorry to hear about chick number 3. It is hard to watch, but at least it wasn’t as bad as when we watched Pee Wee the first year of streaming. Several nests this year have had tragedies. Other years there have been tragedies. This is nature and we have to learn from it. It is hard to watch, but better to happen early on where you don’t have a long time love of the chick. (think— ospreys at Hog Island taken by owls and eagles}. They were older and people had more genuine feelings about them. They saw their personalities and got to really care for them. We can all watch the two chicks grow, have some sibling rivalry, and fledge out into the Long Island Sound. Jane and George are doing the best they can for the two chicks. Life in nature is hard at times, but there are many joyful moments to watch and share.
      Thanks to our photographers snapping the pictures for us. It helps to keep us in the loop to everything going on.

      • CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 2:31 pm - Reply

        I agree with you and Trinity. As much as we may want to keep “our ” babies forever, we are only observers and must take the bad with the good. I have gotten far more joy from the successes and will continue to watch as long as we have that privilege …
        And I love HI’s approach for predator deterrence! A dedicated group of nature guardians! Fortunately, we have not had to deal with these issues.

    2. Trinity June 23, 2019 at 1:29 pm - Reply

      Thank you to the regulars for posting and updating the past few days about the sad demise of chick # 3. After the little Pip tragedy of 2015, I can’t stomach to watch the survival of the fittest footage, sometimes Mother Nature is too brutal for me. I’m going to stay positive that George and Jane will be able to adequately provide for these two babies, and that they will have a successful fledge. 😊

    3. CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      about 12:19…. I just hope we will be able to tell who’s who!

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    4. CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      Isabella…. Had to look up gavone…. that was a new one on mean! Thanks for expanding my vocabulary!

    5. Marg June 23, 2019 at 11:30 am - Reply

      Three not meant to be. So very sorry. Certainly NOT Jane’s fault as accused by another chatter. Mother Nature knows best! 🙏

      • Isabella June 23, 2019 at 12:14 pm - Reply

        Marg…nicely said…as upsetting as this is..it’s the wild kingdom …it is the adults job to succeed in raising healthy young…the first chicks were bigger and demanding at mealtime…they lay 3 to 4 eggs to help ensure a fledge…the heir,spare,and just in case…there are many factors and conditions that come into play…this is some info…

        • Marg June 23, 2019 at 3:11 pm - Reply

          TY Isabella. Frequently check on LI’s OZ always hoping for success. 🤞for the “twins” 😀

        • CarolV June 23, 2019 at 4:34 pm - Reply

          TY, Isabella… never too much info!

    6. LYNN CUTLER June 23, 2019 at 10:51 am - Reply

      has the youngest parished???

      • Admin Mary Anne June 23, 2019 at 11:33 am - Reply

        Yes, it appears so.

    7. Isabella June 23, 2019 at 8:43 am - Reply

      Ordering and getting breakfish

      • Isabella June 23, 2019 at 8:55 am - Reply

        Second breakfish

        • Isabella June 23, 2019 at 9:24 am - Reply

          George comes with what’s left of fish he was eating….Jane offers to the chicks…no takers

          • Isabella June 23, 2019 at 9:28 am - Reply

            Until chick 🐥 beat chick 🐥 🐥 into submission

            • Isabella June 23, 2019 at 9:29 am

              Than he ate

            • Isabella June 23, 2019 at 9:37 am

              Nipping George’s tail…..sponsor: tax reduction services.com

            • CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 12:45 pm

              Love that little tail biter!

        • Isabella June 23, 2019 at 10:46 am - Reply

          Family feeding moment

          • Isabella June 23, 2019 at 10:55 am - Reply

            Most likely chick 1 peeking out under Jane in her feathers……don’t think I’ll be posting rest of the day…my heart is not in it

    8. CarolVti-branches... June 23, 2019 at 7:36 am - Reply

      George was busy this morning….

      Found one of his multibranches……. everyone duck!!!

      • CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 7:40 am - Reply

        Couples’ nestoration…..

        • CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 7:46 am - Reply

          And some fishing for relaxation…..

      • CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 7:41 am - Reply

        Suddenly, my editing isn’t working….. irritating….

        • CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 7:51 am - Reply

          Time to eat, kids…..

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          • CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 7:58 am - Reply

            Wonky feather alert………….

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    9. Isabella June 22, 2019 at 8:35 pm - Reply

      Supper…Jane starts feeding immediately

      • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 9:26 pm - Reply

        Done for the night

    10. CarolV June 22, 2019 at 8:08 pm - Reply

      I feel chicken-hearted but I just can’t watch right now. I wish they would move away from that spot……. but I guess that’s not likely…..

      It’s supposed to be a good night…72 now, cooling down to 62 under clear skies. Sunny Sunday, with high 70s.

      I just want to say…. please, everyone, don’t try to fix blame. It could have been the weather… it could have been Jane overwhelmed by a 3rd mouth, …. it could have been the other two piling on top… or it could have been congenital.. We will never know, nor should it matter. It’s nature… we are here to observe, not to judge. RIP. Jonny (come lately)

      • CarolV June 22, 2019 at 8:49 pm - Reply

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      • Elaine June 22, 2019 at 9:34 pm - Reply

        I have seen so many nests with tragic deaths of babies all year-ospreys, eagles, and owls. It does break my heart, but I know it is nature at its worst, and we have to accept it. I watched this nest back in 2015 when PeeWee died after being tormented by his siblings. I still have the statue of PeeWee which I won in naming the smallest one. I consider it a memorial to PeeWee. I still love this nest and all of the chatters and moderators, as well as the owner of the nest (I forgot his name), and thank you all for all of the updates and bringing us this wonderful osprey family.

        • Isabella June 23, 2019 at 9:01 am - Reply

          It would have been nice to have three….hopefully the baby went quickly…rather than watch the older siblings beat him to death….which is why I really didn’t want the third egg to hatch

          • Paula June 23, 2019 at 9:23 am - Reply

            This was my thought as well. I know CarolV is right and we should not place blame but I can’t help but blame Jane because I watched her Friday night totally ignore the baby. It was heartbreaking watching it try so hard and she just wouldn’t reach over to it. But as you said Isabella, at least it didn’t suffer for long. It would have been harder the longer it went on!

      • Isabella June 23, 2019 at 9:07 am - Reply

        I don’t see anybody blaming or judging…

    11. CarolV June 22, 2019 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      Can’t blame George for this one!

      • CarolV June 22, 2019 at 8:16 pm - Reply

        Hope this doesn’t double post…. seems to be lost… had issues when I first tried to post…

        This was Jane making the decision to put that stick down front…
        First, she looked at the spot…

        Then she air-bounced to the far edge to select a piece.
        She tried one spot, then moved it to where she originally looked.
        We got lucky, because she arranged it broadside but it fell over!

    12. CarolV June 22, 2019 at 7:19 pm - Reply

      George was reluctant to let go of this one!!!!!!

    13. CarolV June 22, 2019 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      As painful as it is to think and suggest, I have concern for #3. I ran thru the day and saw him in earlier hours. Each time I saw him, he seemed lower down.. I haven’t seen him for some time. About 4pm, Jane was digging at the spot in the front of the nest cup, where I had seen him each time.
      As bad as the weather was lately, I wonder if it caused a problem.
      Noone would be happier to be wrong about this… maybe have him wobble in from the right… but I’m concerned…

      • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 7:44 pm - Reply

        I didn’t really want the third egg to hatch…the first two have been good and aggressive eaters from the start….Jane was the first one to feed him…after that when she starts to feed the two are front and center…this is nature. Survival of the fittest….and they waited a long time for dinner today.

        • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 8:16 pm - Reply

          Hopefully we’re wrong..holding on to a little hope

        • Admin Mary Anne June 22, 2019 at 8:29 pm - Reply

          I was wishing it wouldn’t hatch either. The odds are against the third chick surviving when there are siblings that hatch 2 days before, within 24 hours of each other.

      • June c June 22, 2019 at 7:53 pm - Reply

        I only see the two…it didn’t look good the other day…both chicks almost on top of 3… has anyone seen 3?

    14. Isabella June 22, 2019 at 6:53 pm - Reply

      George finally shows up sans fish

      • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Reply

        Finally after another wait….a nice one with a head!

        • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 7:07 pm - Reply

          Jane starts feeding right away…chicks are hungry…one is crawling up!

          • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 7:24 pm - Reply

            Feeding is over and sadly I didn’t see the baby

            • Admin Mary Anne June 22, 2019 at 7:31 pm

              Sadly, he may have passed away.

            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 7:49 pm

              I think he may have been already gone at second feeding…when I posted…using baby to prop themselves up

    15. CarolV June 22, 2019 at 6:51 pm - Reply

      The squirt squirts!

    16. Admin Mary Anne June 22, 2019 at 6:50 pm - Reply

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    17. Isabella June 22, 2019 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      Jane’s been hinting for a fish….get fish George!

      • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 3:23 pm - Reply

        Tired of waiting

    18. Mary E Urban June 22, 2019 at 2:54 pm - Reply

      Did something happen I only see 2

      • Admin Mary Anne June 22, 2019 at 2:57 pm - Reply

        It’s very hard to spot the youngest chick, he’s way down in the nest. Last time I saw him, he was over towards the right.

    19. Isabella June 22, 2019 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      Second feeding….gavone twins got it all….using baby to prop themselves up

      • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm - Reply

        🐥🐥🐟

        • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 1:32 pm - Reply

          🐥🐟

          • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 1:34 pm - Reply

            Number two tops off

            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 1:36 pm

              Feeding over

            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 1:38 pm

              There’s enough fish to go around…..let your sibling eat!

            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 1:49 pm

              George brings in a stick…Jane gets out of the way…chicks can’t and receive a couple of bops

            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 1:57 pm

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            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 2:01 pm

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    20. LYNN CUTLER June 22, 2019 at 1:11 pm - Reply

      it’s really hard to see into the nest for that lil one

      • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 1:54 pm - Reply

        Maybe even for George and Jane….he’s either behind the sibs…underneath them..or flops down

    21. Isabella June 22, 2019 at 11:12 am - Reply

      George brings fish with head…..feeding begins

      • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 11:15 am - Reply

        🐥🐟

        • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 11:18 am - Reply

          George grabbed fish from Jane and took it

          • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 11:20 am - Reply

            She flew around and came back

            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 11:23 am

              George brings fish back with a good portion gone

            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 11:27 am

              Takes a couple more bites…Jane continues feeding

            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 11:29 am

              George takes off

            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 11:32 am

              1 & 2 have a long feeding

            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 11:33 am

              Finally sated!

            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 11:35 am

              So you would think

            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 11:40 am

              And finally….me dad me!….baby gets a piece!

            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 11:44 am

              Then the Gavone twins take over

            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 11:58 am

              Feeding over…baby got a few good bites!…..frustrating because he flops over and out of site…sibs are bigger, and have been really good eaters from the start.

            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 12:07 pm

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            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 12:11 pm

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            • Isabella June 22, 2019 at 12:17 pm

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    22. Admin Mary Anne June 22, 2019 at 8:45 am - Reply

      George fed the youngest a couple of bites. 8:16 am. Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com

      • CarolV June 22, 2019 at 9:43 am - Reply

        Yyyaaaayyyyyyy!

      • PattyK June 22, 2019 at 6:56 pm - Reply

        We realize that watching nature in the raw can be wondrous and sad, too, thinking that bobble#3 isn’t going to make it…haven’t seen him today. Hope we are wrong .xoxoxo

    23. CarolV June 22, 2019 at 5:44 am - Reply

      Beautiful way to start the day! Suns on the app all day long! Temps now63, rising to 77.
      I’m off to work. Hope someone catches #3 being fed….. so we all can stop worrying.

      • Paula June 22, 2019 at 7:18 am - Reply

        Hi CarolV,

        I’m hoping the same thing. Tuned in last night and miracles of miracles could actually see something! And what did I see? 2 chicks being fed very well and 1 getting nothing. My husband made me turn it off. He didn’t want me upsetting myself to the point that I couldn’t sleep because he was worried that I would disturb him in the process, I’m sure. Hopefully George gets to do some feeding today and he’ll hopefully make sure all 3 get something to eat!

        • CarolV June 22, 2019 at 12:31 pm - Reply

          If it helps in future, chicks have their yolk enclosed under their “bellybuttons “ and it sustains them for about 48 hours. And as you see, George fes the chick this morning. He always steps in to show Jane the way!!!

    24. Isabella June 22, 2019 at 1:23 am - Reply

      Good night ospreyz…..Jane by the moonlight 🌜

    25. June c June 21, 2019 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      Trinity..go to page 230..pics of hatching..

    26. June c June 21, 2019 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      Has anyone seen 3 get food..watching and see he is deep in bowl not getting anything..

    27. CarolV June 21, 2019 at 8:12 pm - Reply

      @19:59-George is in with a whole fish…

      Jane happily takes the flipping fish.

      • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 8:43 pm - Reply

        #1&2 were well fed. #3 was stuck behind them. I was waiting for the front chicks to quit so 3 would be visible, but they propped each other up, with nice full crops. Jane fed herself some, and when she headed to the right, George came for the fish.
        I did not see 3 eat. Hopefully, the yolk sac keeps him going for a little longer.

        Jane ate the gooey bits…

        • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 8:45 pm - Reply

          .Well fed 1 & 2

          • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 8:47 pm - Reply

            I hope we have another Rocky, who learns to push forward to be seen!

            • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 8:52 pm

              1&2 propping each other up while 3 waits behind

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    28. CarolV June 21, 2019 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      G stops in…. Jane goes for a run, while saying a few choice words on the way out.

      George stood guard, possibly transferring to the perch.

      • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 7:52 pm - Reply

        This angelic trio…….

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        • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 7:54 pm - Reply

          Started a “brawl”….. too adorable!

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    29. CarolV June 21, 2019 at 5:32 pm - Reply

      Those white dots are insects that are swarming! They must be “bugging” Jane!

      There’s sunshine! And we can see George’s shadow ….. Jane stands to address the lack of dinner situation. The kids are asking what that bright light is!

    30. Isabella June 21, 2019 at 5:19 pm - Reply

      🐥🐥🐣

      • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 5:25 pm - Reply

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        • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 5:35 pm - Reply

          Mama what is that bright light?……it’s the sun 🌞

    31. CarolV June 21, 2019 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      Jane working off some energy moving this innocent board around….. with an attentive audience of chicklets…

      That long bamboo on the left is getting pushed around by the wind… just a matter of time till we hear a shrill, woody scream as it fall to the ground……AAAAHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhh………..

      • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 4:56 pm - Reply

        George stopped in and Jane gave him an earful…….

    32. CarolV June 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      She was doing jumping janes…. I thought George was coming! The littles got all excited! But no….. purely exercise….

      Wind is picking up a bit.

      • PattyK June 21, 2019 at 8:16 pm - Reply

        Bubble # 3 gets nada fish at this feeding…..amazing how just a few days hatching makes such a difference…

    33. CarolV June 21, 2019 at 3:20 pm - Reply

      Could this be it??? It’s after 3, weather app!

      Jane is up and shake it off….

      • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 3:22 pm - Reply

        George comes in to chicksit…..

        • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 3:24 pm - Reply

          And Jane is back….

          At very least, a good break….

    34. CarolV June 21, 2019 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      OK, weather app…… you said it would stop at 2pm……… (sound of foot tapping…..)

      • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 2:13 pm - Reply

        Oh, FINE! NOW , app, you say 3pm…. what??? You looked out the window or consulted your weather rock?

    35. Tiffany W. June 21, 2019 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      Where can I see a video of the hatches?

      • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 5:39 pm - Reply

        None that I know of

        • Tiffany W. June 21, 2019 at 7:05 pm - Reply

          Okay thanks

    36. CarolV June 21, 2019 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      Three chicklets in the rain….. everybody has to go sometime! Jane was back in minutes…

      The good news is relief is in sight. App shows sun by this evening and then for several days. Then, we’ll worry about chicks being toooo hot!

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      • Marilyn G June 21, 2019 at 4:25 pm - Reply

        Nice picture of the chicks! Thanks for posting.

      • Marg June 21, 2019 at 6:07 pm - Reply

        Great shot!! Go LI – George & Jane!!

    37. Isabella June 21, 2019 at 11:50 am - Reply

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      • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 11:55 am - Reply

        Misery!…..still better than heat and ☀️ beating down ….in my opinion

        • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 12:07 pm - Reply

          Plan on heading out to lavender by the bay….maybe I’ll see Jane or George flying around…they have name tags right? Lol!

          • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm - Reply

            Yes! And neon signs pointing the way to the nest!

    38. CarolV June 21, 2019 at 10:50 am - Reply

      And the break is over……………..

    39. CarolV June 21, 2019 at 10:20 am - Reply

      George is up to tricks, placing a bamboo across Jane’s back.
      She got riled up and went to move it, standing the seaweed curtain up.
      Happily, she tucked it off to the side. Nice talons, Jane.

      • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 10:28 am - Reply

        “While I’m up….”
        Jane moves aside some wet seaweed and flies George’s latest treasure to the left, firmly tucking it in place.

    40. CarolV June 21, 2019 at 9:36 am - Reply

      George is doing his super job of providing! @9:12, another fish.
      Jane went to right, as George rested a few minutes.
      Offer was made, but none of the chicks seemed hungry, so Jane was soon back on them.

      I’m still getting cloudy sunshine but looks gloomier at OZ.

      • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 9:38 am - Reply

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        • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 9:59 am - Reply

          It seemed like the feeding was interrupted when a shadow passed over and the chicks tracked something. Jane came back to sit on them… wonder if George came for fish?

          • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 10:00 am - Reply

            oops…. too quick on the trigger!

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    41. CarolV June 21, 2019 at 8:56 am - Reply

      We have some sunshine! Jane did a hop and a skip in greeting! Enjoy, Jane, and dry out a little!

    42. CarolV June 21, 2019 at 8:34 am - Reply

      This looks like (probably) #1 is dominating already. Tends to maneuver itself over the others.. which is nature at work.

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      • June c June 21, 2019 at 9:58 am - Reply

        Your right…amazing only a day difference…I do not remember any sites that had 3 hatches in 4 days..this season should be interesting…Jane has made such a turn around since last year…being a great Mom..George as always a great dad..

        • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 2:10 pm - Reply

          It’s been an unusual year for many nests. Maybe this is all business as usual, but with so many sites now, we get to witness nature at work in all her diversity…. fascinating AND educational!

    43. CarolV June 21, 2019 at 7:57 am - Reply

      Three bobbles….

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    44. CarolV June 21, 2019 at 7:46 am - Reply

      George was back at6:44. Jane went out and George fed the kids!

      Jane was back quickly and fed the gang briefly, but it is raining, so, thankfully, she covered the chicks.

      • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 7:49 am - Reply

        If it makes a diff., George’s time back should be 6:41.

        Jane did us a favor when she left! Got tangled in the art piece (ugly curtain stick) and knocked it down some as she left

        • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 8:41 am - Reply

          @7:45- another feeding during a break in the rain…
          George came in as Jane went (possibly to the perch). The fish was still there and George fed the chicks briefly. He had some himself and when Jane came back, she polished off the tail. They need the fuel themselves .

          And the rain came back.

          Right now, @8:38, the sun is hesitantly peeking out! oh, wow! Full sun! But the forecast shows possible showers till 2 or so. Enjoy it while it lasts!

          • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 8:43 am - Reply

            That sunshine was on my side of the Island… not seeing it at OZ yet

    45. CarolV June 21, 2019 at 7:16 am - Reply

      GM, Jane, on another soggy moning

      • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 7:20 am - Reply

        @5:58…..Breakfish!
        ……………. George can’t get it off his foot!
        Jane feeds the kiddos…. #3 hanging in the background… better move it forward, baby!

        George comes in for pick-up

        • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 10:54 am - Reply

          Sorry….should be 5:38, as pic shows

    46. Marg June 21, 2019 at 6:19 am - Reply

      🐣Happy Day – Chick #3. Great success for Jane & George. Other nests not so fortunate this year. Hope it’s smooth sailing to fledge. Once again, thank you owners, cam ops, moderators and loyal chatters for your updates and photos. Maybe, with a little help from the universe, the “Great Wall of Windsong” will be leveled for a more pleasant view.🤞

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

        Thx again Marg!… I peek in on about 4 other nests…this is the only one with three 🐥🐥🐥…one has none 🙁……Jane helped with the view…see my posts down below

      • CarolV June 21, 2019 at 10:05 am - Reply

        I agree! There have been so many issues at other nests. We really get to see how many things can go wrong and what a miracle it is to just raise the babies to fledge!
        And Jane was our great leveler. even if she did it by accident! Only fitting, since she seems to be the undoer of George’s projects!

        • Nancy June 21, 2019 at 3:01 pm - Reply

          Can you please tell me where to find the other nest cams you refer to ? Are they local to Long Island ? Thank you !!

          • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 5:49 pm - Reply

            No other nests with cams on Long Island that I know of…..but there are many others…..the ones I peek in on are….hog Island, Charlo,Belwood,boulder county and hellgate….hellgate is the nest with no chicks

    47. Miker June 21, 2019 at 6:00 am - Reply

      A feeding this am at 540 chick 1 and 2 were well fed didn’t see #3 get any at all just not strong enough to make it to the front yet grow fast little dude

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

        He got one bite

    48. nfc June 21, 2019 at 5:44 am - Reply

      A clear view of the three chicks starts around 5:38am. Third chick is behind the other two.

      • nfc June 21, 2019 at 5:47 am - Reply

        The sticks are still a problem, but the chick is visible in a moving video.

    49. Isabella June 21, 2019 at 5:12 am - Reply

      Good morning ospreyz!…….looks like the camera moved?

      • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 5:30 am - Reply

        Just foggy….very hard to see the chicks

        • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 5:47 am - Reply

          Jane flew in..most likely after a quick break

          • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 5:48 am - Reply

            Mom and dad making a game plan for the day

            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 5:54 am

              Breakfish!

            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 5:56 am

              🐥🐟

            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 6:01 am

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            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 6:04 am

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            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 6:13 am

              Baby gets a piece

            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 6:29 am

              George pounced on that fish as soon as Jane was done!

            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 6:40 am

              George returns with fish 🐟

            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 6:54 am

              He stood there than started to eat…Jane came back from a quick break

            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 6:56 am

              They have a romantic breakfish

            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 7:02 am

              YES Jane!…good girl!

            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 7:06 am

              George feeding chicks

            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 7:23 am

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            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 7:25 am

              Mom’s back….meal is over

            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 7:36 am

              Rain rain go away!

            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 7:38 am

              Jane notices it clearing up a bit….supposed to rain til late afternoon

            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 8:01 am

              Jane goes out…George comes with rest of fish…gives oldest a couple of bites

            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 8:04 am

              Jane comes back…continues feeding

            • Isabella June 21, 2019 at 8:12 am

              Meals over

    50. Isabella June 20, 2019 at 11:00 pm - Reply

      🐥🐥🐥 hooray!!!….what a day!….good night ospreyz….hopefully we’ll see little three tomorrow…today was hard even though we knew he/she was there!

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

      This looks like a freakin’ shipwreck

      Fog getting thicker…. It was raining by me (south and west of the nest, on south fork of Island) and hopefully bypasses OZ. Still showing chance of rain, now 30-60% chance , after 2am thru 3pm, Temps staying in high 60s tonight.

      Sleep tight, little family… HAGN to you all

    52. CarolV June 20, 2019 at 7:52 pm - Reply

      @19:20- George is back….. and feeds Jane…….. she takes off for a quick trip.

      George tries vey hard to feed chick, I think #1. and gets ssoooooooooo close on this last attempt, just as Jane comes back. He pops the fish in her mouth instead.

      Jane then feeds the chicks. Saw #3 again, but no clear pics. Better seen as a moving target.

    53. Isabella June 20, 2019 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      Another feeding…must be fish leftovers…George gives Jane a little..attempts to feed chick…Jane takes over

      • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 7:45 pm - Reply

        Another good feeding…these chicks 🐥🐥🐥 should be full!

        • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 7:47 pm - Reply

          Pretty mama Jane!!

    54. June c June 20, 2019 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      Welcome little one…was out and I was watching all day…Great news!!!!

    55. Kammy McLoughlin June 20, 2019 at 7:27 pm - Reply

      I see three bobble heads

    56. CarolV June 20, 2019 at 7:06 pm - Reply

      @18:05, George brings a large headless fish. Jane takes it.

      As she started to feed #1&2, I thought I was seeing things. As you can see from Admin Mary Anne’s post above, #3 was wobbling behind them!

      • CarolV June 20, 2019 at 7:10 pm - Reply

        This fish had a lot of gooey guts! Jane thankfully did not try to give them to the bobbles.

        • CarolV June 20, 2019 at 7:11 pm - Reply

          George took it for safekeeping

    57. Admin Mary Anne June 20, 2019 at 6:14 pm - Reply

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      • CarolV June 20, 2019 at 6:24 pm - Reply

        I was just about to message you! I was watching to be sure! I’m having a hard time getting a good shot…. thanks for confirming!

        • CarolV June 20, 2019 at 6:27 pm - Reply

          I had noticed when George was in about17:18, he had been very interested about something in the nest cup! Bet 3 was here!

        • Admin Mary Anne June 20, 2019 at 6:31 pm - Reply

          Start right at 6:07 pm and you will see three heads!

          • CarolV June 20, 2019 at 6:49 pm - Reply

            I can see them when they are moving and have just about the same shot as you. Just hard to see if I hadn’t seen them moving.

      • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 7:13 pm - Reply

        I was so busy posting…than saw this!….much clearer than my pic…glad to know someone else saw the new chick 🐣

        • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 7:19 pm - Reply

          Maybe we’ll see new chick 🐥 better on Saturday with the ☀️ out!

    58. Bobbie June 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      Now it looks like they’re hanging curtains on their curtain rods.

    59. CarolV June 20, 2019 at 5:46 pm - Reply

      George stopped in. Jane had a lot to say, then went for a quick run.
      George went to check around the nestcup. Not sure if he was checking for fish or something else. He almost looked like he was going to settle, but he mainly just stood over the bobbles and then Jane was back.

    60. Isabella June 20, 2019 at 5:23 pm - Reply

      First came the straw….thought maybe they want some dry nesting material….than came seaweed….not so dry

      • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 5:25 pm - Reply

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        • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 5:27 pm - Reply

          Jane arranges

          • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 5:30 pm - Reply

            George rearranges

            • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 5:37 pm

              Brings fish….rearranges some more while Jane feeds

            • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 5:39 pm

              I like the “curtain “ looks like Spanish moss

            • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 5:46 pm

              Chicks had a good feeding…..George took leftovers…..came back with fish…Jane topped off the kids

            • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 5:53 pm

              George eating again…thought he was going to feed the kids (who were asking for more)….he didn’t..but he fed Jane….aw so sweet!

            • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 5:57 pm

              Finally fish all gone…and he’s out……don’t know how he flew…thought he would (belly flop) to the beach!

            • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 6:23 pm

              Holy moly!….another big fish!

            • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 6:53 pm

              Jane fed ….while George looked longingly at the fish

            • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 6:56 pm

              As soon as she was done…George flew around to grab it!

            • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 6:58 pm

              He flew up…think the fish weighed him down! Lol

            • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 7:06 pm

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    61. gracey June 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      Has the third egg hatched? I cannot see if it has or hasn’t…

    62. CarolV June 20, 2019 at 3:18 pm - Reply

      George is back @14:56…. had his share……Jane makes sure she gets a beak on it…

      • CarolV June 20, 2019 at 3:34 pm - Reply

        George finds his art piece makes a good beakbrush…. leaves his breath seaweedy fresh…

        • CarolV June 20, 2019 at 3:36 pm - Reply

          At least he knocked the branch down some and we can see the bobbles in the background….

          • CarolV June 20, 2019 at 3:39 pm - Reply

            Jane went straight to feeding the bebes…. she can wait to feed herself

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            • CarolV June 20, 2019 at 4:16 pm

              Jane slid into nestbowl on the fish, then moved it to the right.
              George came in to remove it and wave.

            • CarolV June 20, 2019 at 4:20 pm

              @15:54…. George brought back the fish; Jane and bebes all ate again.
              George came back and it looked like he finished what was left.

    63. CarolV June 20, 2019 at 2:38 pm - Reply

      @14:26— George got the memo and brought in a whale…

      • CarolV June 20, 2019 at 2:39 pm - Reply

        When Jane tried to take it, George flew upward and……

        • CarolV June 20, 2019 at 2:42 pm - Reply

          …. Jane was knocked backwards. The branches she was holding on to went with her and she was falling backwards… was scary for me but of course, she saved herself. Now. George is off somewhere with the fish…. guess he’s getting his share.

      • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 6:04 pm - Reply

        Finally…don’t think they ate since 8:00 am…..huge fish….would have loved to see him catch it!

    64. CarolV June 20, 2019 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      George stopped in…. Jane had a LOT to say. Is she giving an opinion on the art piece or asking for fish?

    65. CarolV June 20, 2019 at 1:51 pm - Reply

      Got out of work early…. happy, happy…. maybe see 3rd egg hatch……. turn on computer… bring up OZ…… and there it is…. The Seaweed Curtain….. bad George, BAD George…..

      Was just gonna say, the rain they predicted has held off. Jane and the nest have had some time to dry out. Very humid and temps low 70s.

      • CarolV June 20, 2019 at 2:03 pm - Reply

        Brought it in; stood it up…

      • June c June 20, 2019 at 2:33 pm - Reply

        I watch him deliver the curtain…I said Oh No….hard enough to see…have been reading everyones posts..nice to catch up if i missed anything..
        Thank you all…

        • CarolV June 20, 2019 at 4:26 pm - Reply

          I don’t think he likes us anymore! and YW

    66. Kammy McLoughlin June 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm - Reply

      George is smart, predators? Hurricane we don’t know about coming? Storm?

      • Admin Mary Anne June 20, 2019 at 1:11 pm - Reply

        Yes, storms. Right now the forecast shows cloudy until 6 pm and then isolated and scattered thunderstorms until 2 am Fri. At 4 am showers begin and said to continue to around 1 or 2 pm. After that the rain should be gone and the weekend looks great. That’s what it shows right now.

    67. Charlene Lanigan June 20, 2019 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      oh no… Looks like George is rearranging nest… think he knows we’re watching?

    68. Kammy McLoughlin June 20, 2019 at 12:47 pm - Reply

      Looks like the clothes lines of Hell’s Kitchen in 1900. Jane looks like she is in shock! Home decorating is not George’s forte.

      • CarolV June 20, 2019 at 2:22 pm - Reply

        Good analogy! Would like to have seen my face when I turned OZ on!

    69. GinaM June 20, 2019 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      George has been watching the home decorating shows again…

      • Admin Mary Anne June 20, 2019 at 12:42 pm - Reply

        LOL! He needs to switch the channel!

    70. Mary E Urban June 20, 2019 at 12:26 pm - Reply

      Thank you Mary Anne

    71. Mary E Urban June 20, 2019 at 10:36 am - Reply

      good moring are there just the two that hatched?

      • Admin Mary Anne June 20, 2019 at 10:57 am - Reply

        Hi Mary, yes, two chicks so far that we see!

    72. CarolV June 20, 2019 at 8:44 am - Reply

      Poor Jane….. it rained steadily on my ride over so I imagine she is soaked! And now the forecast shows rain 🌧 and possibly t-storms all day and through the night. Ugh

      • Admin Mary Anne June 20, 2019 at 9:17 am - Reply

        It was pouring by me also, hoping this ends soon, we need some sun!

    73. Isabella June 20, 2019 at 7:25 am - Reply

      Wet morning….guess it’s better than hot sun beating down on them!

      • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 7:46 am - Reply

        George delivered a fish…both flew out…..you could see osprey flying around…Jane returns

        • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 8:17 am - Reply

          Early morning feeding by Jane……….it’s hard to capture in pics….during the time Jane was out…chicks were fighting……surprised to see it….they are a day apart & well fed….

          • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 8:18 am - Reply

            🐥🐥🐟

            • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 8:27 am

              Another breakfish….George cleans his beak than flies off

            • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 8:38 am

              Fed & done

    74. CarolV June 20, 2019 at 6:09 am - Reply

      Greetings from a soggy looking Jane…

      Breakfish for the kiddos from the right again…………………. Everyone, HAGD.

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    75. Isabella June 19, 2019 at 9:19 pm - Reply

      Evening feeding by Jane

      • Isabella June 19, 2019 at 10:19 pm - Reply

        Good night 😴 ospreyz….good night Jane and little O’s….don’t let the nest bugs bite!

      • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 2:22 am - Reply

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        • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 2:25 am - Reply

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            • Isabella June 20, 2019 at 2:28 am

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