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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

Written by Dr. Rob Bierregaard & Illustrated by Kate Garchinsky

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

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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts

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

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

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

Hello Paul,

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

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

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

Best wishes, and good luck,

John W. Fitzpatrick

Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

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

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

charles.

*******************
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 29, 2019 at 6:38 pm - Reply

      Went back to find the odd object being delivered. Thought it looked wood-like but was such an odd shape…..

      Well, it is wood and still such an odd shape!

      • CarolV.. June 29, 2019 at 6:41 pm - Reply

        Guess it’s gonna keep the sea robin’s head company….

        It still hasn’t rained and the app keeps dropping rain signs…. may break up and avoid us!

    2. CarolV June 29, 2019 at 1:03 pm - Reply

      I’m having lunch with the gang again! Don’t think they want my fruit 🍎 and cheese!
      How much more are they piling on the nest? Or did that head split some how? Can’t wait for explanation!

    3. RT June 29, 2019 at 9:41 am - Reply

      crusted over whelk shell

      • Isabella June 30, 2019 at 12:43 am - Reply

        Sea robin head…piece of wood that looks shell like

    4. White Bear June 29, 2019 at 6:38 am - Reply

      Foreground object looks like an oyster shell.

      • John June 29, 2019 at 12:17 pm - Reply

        With the continued misalignment of the camera soon the site will be renamed the Sticks and Shells Zone

    5. Isabella June 29, 2019 at 6:19 am - Reply

      Early morning feeding

      • Isabella June 29, 2019 at 6:22 am - Reply

        George stood quietly with fish in “hand”

        • Isabella June 29, 2019 at 6:25 am - Reply

          Jane decided “what the heck “ and fed the 🐥 a dees!

          • Isabella June 29, 2019 at 9:32 am - Reply

            The little butterballs eat again!

            • Isabella June 29, 2019 at 10:01 am

              Jane adds just the right touch

            • Isabella June 29, 2019 at 10:05 am

              Yawn…..busy morning!

    6. CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 7:20 pm - Reply

      Closest chick sits up to stretch and lies back down just in time to miss the shot from its sib…

    7. CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 6:56 pm - Reply

      Fam hanging together… chicks little wings twitch in their dreams…..
      86 at 6:30 on a hot, muggy day. Clear skies till after midnight, when clouds move in, with a small chance of t-storm about 4am. Temps dropping to about 69.
      Saturday looks like some clouds till afternoon, when the chance of t-storms is showing. Temps low 80s.

      • Isabella June 29, 2019 at 3:33 am - Reply

        If we get rain…hope it clears the screen….I have major eye strain!

    8. CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      ISABELLA… went back thru pics you posted and now am not sure what that object right up front really is! I ‘m at a loss… It’s turned several different angles and I’m not seeing anything. It could be a hs crab shell or maybe the searobin’s head- that’s bony, too. But it’s so cleaned of ANY fleshy stuff… could the bugs be that efficient already? Tis a puzzlement…..

      • CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 4:47 pm - Reply

        I’m coming over to your side…. it does kind of look like shriveled flesh…… thought it was aged shell surface…

      • Isabella June 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm - Reply

        When I saw it this morning…there’s a coconut 🥥 in the nest? Lol…. I mean they can and do pick up trash, but I don’t think it is….I don’t see sea robin head anywhere (though camera view is blurry)….so I am thinking that’s what it is…when I see horse shoe shells…they look smoother…..and yes those creepy crawlers are quite the cleaners!……….you put the lime in the coconut 🍈🥥🎼 !

        • Isabella June 28, 2019 at 6:03 pm - Reply

          I don’t think George or Jane could carry this to the nest! Lol

          • Isabella June 28, 2019 at 6:06 pm - Reply

            I see that hook thing

            • Isabella June 28, 2019 at 6:07 pm

              H S crab

          • CarolV June 29, 2019 at 12:59 pm - Reply

            Isabella… I wouldn’t want to see the bird 🦅 that could!

      • CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 5:33 pm - Reply

        Well… wrong again…. the street I live on!

        Went back looking thru my photos and look who was staring at me…. in the ps shots, of all places.

    9. CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      @14:26- George brings in a fish… not sure if new or used… looked raggedy..

      Jane fed 1/2 in view for a bit… behind the squirt-fogged lens…

      • Isabella June 28, 2019 at 5:32 pm - Reply

        Fish…new or used…funny!

    10. CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 2:10 pm - Reply

      Neighbor stop in; grabs some nesting to go….

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    11. CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      Looks like a giant fly has landed!!!!
      (not even a single something-just the way things line up)

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      • Isabella June 28, 2019 at 5:36 pm - Reply

        Looks like a dragonfly!

    12. CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 12:42 pm - Reply

      Jane was playing mombrella and the kids were lobbying for lunch…

      • CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 12:49 pm - Reply

        12:17— LUNCH!!!
        …..Jane moved in quick to get the fish, with the shorties right there…. most of the feeding was to the right. Why do they always wind up over there????? It’s a conspiracy!

        • Isabella June 28, 2019 at 5:41 pm - Reply

          First time I posted…feeding on the right… thought the same thing!….why?!……seems like the left side is for twigs ,branches, seaweed and whatnots!

    13. CarolV June 28, 2019 at 11:38 am - Reply

      Caught in the act……………….. TY, little brat…………

      • CarolV June 28, 2019 at 11:40 am - Reply

        .

      • Isabella June 28, 2019 at 5:43 pm - Reply

        Tee hee….let er rip!….almost scored 2 points for getting it in the 🥥

    14. CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Just 10 days– and a lot of fish– 6/18 and 6/28

      • CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 11:06 am - Reply

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      • Isabella June 28, 2019 at 5:48 pm - Reply

        The condensed version of my “growing up osprey “…. I should have thought of that! Lol!

    15. CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 10:15 am - Reply

      Mombrella at work……………..

    16. Isabella June 28, 2019 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Good morning….breakfish…..what the heck!…thought the object in front was a half a coconut 🥥 shell!….it’s the fish head, kicked to the “curb”!

      • Isabella June 28, 2019 at 10:08 am - Reply

        They must have eaten earlier…no one seemed that hungry….🐥2 snuck around to get the first bite

      • CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 11:07 am - Reply

        horseshoe crab shell, upside down

    17. CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 9:34 am - Reply

      Morning delivery!

      • CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 9:37 am - Reply

        Everyone ate…. Jane offered a large chunk, which she decided was tooooo big, so she ate it herself!

        • CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 9:41 am - Reply

          I’m wondering if I have the chicks backwards… I thought baldy would be #1 but fuzzyhead seems to be the more dominate at this feeding. Any opinions?

          • CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 9:42 am - Reply

            George came for the leftovers…… and so the OZ day begins…..

          • Admin Mary Anne June 28, 2019 at 10:03 am - Reply

            You got it right the first time, Carol, you don’t have them backwards. The oldest chick just might not have been as hungry at that particular time as the youngest was.

            • CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 10:17 am

              TY…. it made more sense developmentally….

          • Isabella June 28, 2019 at 10:14 am - Reply

            🐥2 starts more of the tussles but 🐥1 puts him in his place….🐥2 seems to have figured out to sometimes sneak around 1 to get fed…..so you have it right!

            • CarolV June 28, 2019 at 11:55 am

              TY….

      • Isabella June 28, 2019 at 10:11 am - Reply

        Hi CarolV!…..thought they ate earlier….couldn’t scroll back that far

    18. CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 8:58 am - Reply

      Nice horseshoe crab shell.
      .

      • CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 8:59 am - Reply

        It was a good pillow yesterday

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

        Isn’t that the sea robin head upside down?

    19. CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 8:27 am - Reply

      The kids are up front for some close ups…..

      Will I be that big?

      • CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 8:29 am - Reply

        I’m guessing this is #1, since it’s already losing the fuzz……

        • CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 8:30 am - Reply

          …. making this #2

          • CarolV.. June 28, 2019 at 8:31 am - Reply

            Are those the “peops” ???

            • Isabella June 28, 2019 at 10:01 am

              Peops? Lol….looks like he wants to dominate us!

    20. Isabella June 27, 2019 at 11:32 pm - Reply

      💤 good night ospreyz!

    21. Isabella June 27, 2019 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      Follow the leader

      • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 9:08 pm - Reply

        George now delivers 🌲….🐥 kept getting bopped …Jane was not happy and was giving George an earful!

        • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 9:11 pm - Reply

          After Jane got it out of the way…George picked up the other end….poor Jane had to fly up to get clear

          • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 9:13 pm - Reply

            George gets time out!

            • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 10:24 pm

              Supper arrives!🐟

            • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 11:16 pm

              Fish was flipping….Jane had to get it under control

            • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 11:20 pm

              Put the 🐥🐥s to bed…date night!

            • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 11:29 pm

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    22. CarolV.. June 27, 2019 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      George was having a nice, relaxing break. Jane started in with the chirp, chirp, chirp… softly then getting louder. George flew out just after 7:30.

      The kids are so big and getting around well….. I haven’t been watching much and appreciate catching up thru the scroll back and all the pictures Isabella and others post.

      It’s still 81 and muggy Clear skies all night will let temps drop, to about65 by dawn. Looks like over 83-84 tomorrow, under some lightly cloudy skies..

      • CarolV.. June 27, 2019 at 8:14 pm - Reply

        George got the hint and was back in just a half hour with a really nice flounder…. It looked like he wanted to start it but Jane wasn’t waiting

        • CarolV.. June 27, 2019 at 8:35 pm - Reply

          Jane headed right to feed the rugrats! The kids seemed more interested in dominance display than eating. And I can see from the posts, George has had a busy day feeding them!

          • CarolV.. June 27, 2019 at 8:41 pm - Reply

            George decided to eat in and fed Jane.

    23. Isabella June 27, 2019 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      Thx Jane!!❤️

      • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 4:14 pm - Reply

        Fish…by George

        • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 4:34 pm - Reply

          Feeding by Jane…while George waits patiently for leftovers

          • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 4:38 pm - Reply

            Gets a nice serving….tops off 🐥🐥….finally have their fill!….George gets to nosh in peace!

    24. Kammy McLoughlin June 27, 2019 at 12:40 pm - Reply

      Sweet family lunch. Jane fed the babies, George took the fish when she was finished, then came back and fed the babies again and Jane. He’s such a good bird, father, husband, man..

      • Trinity June 27, 2019 at 3:27 pm - Reply

        He’s more of a “seaman “…..bad play on words I know ! 😁 But George is definitely a star.

    25. Isabella June 27, 2019 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      Jane brings a branch ….fish head expression says it all!

      • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 12:39 pm - Reply

        George brings lunch…teeters on new branch

        • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 12:42 pm - Reply

          Jane struggles to take it….George tries to keep his balance

          • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 12:45 pm - Reply

            🐥 1 bellies up to the fish 🐠

            • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 1:53 pm

              It goes without saying….I’ll say it anyway…good feeding

            • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 1:57 pm

              George the “cleaner”…drops down…..🐥 2 looks like he’s trying to help himself!

            • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

              Hey!…where’d that fish go?

            • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 2:02 pm

              Mom offers another bite..no takers

            • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 2:04 pm

              Shady lady

            • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 2:08 pm

              Maybe Jane knew what she was doing adding that branch!

            • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 2:24 pm

              Having second thoughts..George returns and shares….they had a nice family picnic 🧺!

      • Trinity June 27, 2019 at 3:31 pm - Reply

        The growth spurts of Osprey chicks is just fascinating, they look so big already !

    26. Tucker June 27, 2019 at 11:57 am - Reply

      Air Quality Alert High Ozone Today. Take it easy little ones.

      • Trinity June 27, 2019 at 3:29 pm - Reply

        Ugh this humidity is wicked, I worry about our local Osprey and all wildlife on days like this.

    27. Isabella June 27, 2019 at 7:50 am - Reply

      Camera woke up early

      • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 8:00 am - Reply

        George greets the family…Jane goes upstairs

        • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 8:03 am - Reply

          Breakfish 🐟

          • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 8:07 am - Reply

            After feeding…Jane practices good oral hygiene before leaving

            • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 8:09 am

              Do not fly while foggy

            • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 8:12 am

              George comes in from the fog with seaweed…placed it you know where!

            • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 8:15 am

              That’s the end of that tail!

    28. Isabella June 26, 2019 at 11:43 pm - Reply

      Supper

      • Isabella June 26, 2019 at 11:46 pm - Reply

        Jane picks up a piece of wood….gets stuck on the fish

        • Isabella June 26, 2019 at 11:48 pm - Reply

          Satisfied customers

          • Isabella June 26, 2019 at 11:51 pm - Reply

            Following messages from your local osprey

            • Isabella June 26, 2019 at 11:54 pm

              Good night 😴 ospreyz!

    29. CarolV.. June 26, 2019 at 8:38 pm - Reply

      Jane’s back from a break….
      77 now @8:30. Will drop to about 63 under clear skies. Sunny tomorrow and possibly hitting 80.

      HAGN!

    30. CarolV.. June 26, 2019 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      Is it just me or is the camera out of focus? Especially that lower corner on the right…Did we get hit with a p.s.?

      • CarolV.. June 26, 2019 at 8:04 pm - Reply

        It’s funny, every time I checked in today, feeding was happening! Which I was happy to see!

        18:56 feeding….. I couldn’t figure out WHAT was being fed until I scrolled back to see Jane has the fish stuck in an odd shaped piece of wood. Didn’t seem to slow her down! She eventually worked it back out.

        • CarolV.. June 26, 2019 at 8:06 pm - Reply

          Jane polished off the tail…. at one point, she looked like she had a huge mustache…..

          • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 8:19 am - Reply

            Funny…. I thought the same thing about the mustache!

      • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 8:18 am - Reply

        Well…maybe the camera did….lol

    31. Elaine June 26, 2019 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      Hello everyone. The nest right now looks like Fort Knox. It is barracated. Lol. I cannot even see Jane, George or the babies. I saw a shadow of one of them. It tickles me. I am so glad that the chicks are healthy and growing.

      • CarolV.. June 26, 2019 at 8:41 pm - Reply

        Every time someone moves some wood away from the lens and we can see, someone (usually George) brings something new…. I’m starting to think he does it on purpose!

      • Isabella June 27, 2019 at 12:07 am - Reply

        Hi Elaine!…. I didn’t watch the nest between breakfish and supper….so I didn’t see Fort Knox…and I don’t have 12 hour look back……the chicks are healthy and growing fast!….such good appetites….if the fish saw them eat…they would swim the other way! Lol

    32. nfc June 26, 2019 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      11:42am– the chicks come out of the cup to eat. A nice visual for all of us. Two healthy chicks!!!!!!!!! Then they moved back in under the parent.

    33. Tiffany W. June 26, 2019 at 10:31 am - Reply

      The upright stick is so nice and clear!

      • Isabella June 26, 2019 at 11:27 am - Reply

        And so is the message! Lol

    34. Isabella June 26, 2019 at 9:43 am - Reply

      Morning routine…stretch with mama…yawn..ps

      • Isabella June 26, 2019 at 9:59 am - Reply

        Have a sibling tussle….🐥2 started it..🐥1 finished it

        • Isabella June 26, 2019 at 10:02 am - Reply

          Uh oh…mama’s coming

          • Isabella June 26, 2019 at 10:13 am - Reply

            George arrives sans fish…blue sky peeking through

            • Isabella June 26, 2019 at 10:31 am

              Fish…tussle..feeding on the right

            • Isabella June 26, 2019 at 11:13 am

              George 🐟….stood quietly waiting

            • Isabella June 26, 2019 at 11:16 am

              Til Jane showed up…he started eating…than feeding 🐥🐥

            • Isabella June 26, 2019 at 11:20 am

              Jane supervised

            • Isabella June 26, 2019 at 11:22 am

              Feeding over

    35. CarolV June 26, 2019 at 9:25 am - Reply

      Looks like some one has been rearranging… never for our benefit! Happy to see sunshine 🌞!

    36. CarolV.. June 26, 2019 at 5:22 am - Reply

      GM, Jane – you won’t be so “blue
      ………………………………. when the sun comes thru……
      …………………………in an hour or two……

      Bad poetry hour. ….and it may be later morning before we see sun..….. we briefly saw Junior peeking out to say GM, too. As we can see, fog is still with us. Hope everyone has a bright, sunshiny day!

      • CarolV.. June 26, 2019 at 5:23 am - Reply

        ..

        • Isabella June 26, 2019 at 11:32 am - Reply

          The blue period brings out the poet in CarolV!

    37. Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:45 pm - Reply

      Supper….George takes some…than shares

      • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:49 pm - Reply

        Jane comes down to take over….chicks do an about face

        • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:51 pm - Reply

          🐥🐥🐟

          • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:59 pm - Reply

            Tucking in for the night

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 11:01 pm

              Jane turns to see what the fish head is looking at

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 11:03 pm

              Jane’s tail plays peek a boo with fish head

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 11:12 pm

              Love the vignette….twigs with lichen..feather..grass..fog..Jane …sea robin head…….good night ospreyz!

    38. CarolV.. June 25, 2019 at 7:21 pm - Reply

      As you can see, the fog is in, over the water. Looks like rain is done, but clouds will hang around all night. About 70 now and clouds will help hold the warmth, making it about 66 near dawn.
      Sun appears in morning, with a beautiful day heading to 80. First of several beautiful June days….

      HAGN!

    39. CarolV.. June 25, 2019 at 7:08 pm - Reply

      I was especially glad to see that dinnerfish…. Jane has been checking out the sea robin leftovers but I don’t think she liked it. I was happy to see her put it down. I hope someone buries it, along with whatever looked like a possible hook in it.

      • CarolV.. June 25, 2019 at 7:38 pm - Reply

        Went back to watch the sea robin meal. They all had no problem eating the meat ! It’s rare that the adults start taking apart the carcass without starting at the head. Wonder what it is about a sea robin head that makes them stay away from it???

        • CarolV.. June 25, 2019 at 7:40 pm - Reply

          seek and ye shall find……………….
          ….…………………… Sea robins are elongated fish with armoured bony heads

    40. CarolV.. June 25, 2019 at 6:56 pm - Reply

      18:20— nice dinnerfish-headless. Jane was so happy to see it that she tried to grab it without standing up!

      • CarolV.. June 25, 2019 at 7:03 pm - Reply

        Both kids ate. #1 is trying to dominate but 2 is pretty equal to the task. Seemed like #1 got the upper hand AFTER #2 was fed- too full to care?

        • CarolV.. June 25, 2019 at 7:12 pm - Reply

          George was back, expecting leftovers, but Jane and the kids had demolished it … I think the very tail-tip was left over on the right. George tried to sneak around Jane but she blocked him. He made it, finally, but I’m not sure if there was anything there!

    41. CarolV.. June 25, 2019 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      Have to go back thru the day to check out all the fish, especially that sea robin!

      Did watch this and everyone was well fed….

      • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 6:32 pm - Reply

        CarolV..I looked at Mary Anne and Kammy’s pics of sea robin…I don’t see the hook…what do you think?…………also I don’t fish….would a fisherman throw back a fish with the hook on?

        • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 6:48 pm - Reply

          George brings fish…Jane goes to get…George takes it away….so Jane starts picking at sea robin

          • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 6:50 pm - Reply

            😲

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 7:05 pm

              Fish…Jane’s not letting George take this one away!

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

              Hungry hungry chicks!

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 7:11 pm

              George steps on fish head…goes to other side to look for scraps

        • CarolV.. June 26, 2019 at 5:08 am - Reply

          Isabella.. only saw that hook for a time when the head was moved around.. as in pic I posted by my question to Mary Anne. The ones where the eyeball shows are not the ones where I see it most clearly
          While it’s possible someone might throw a fish back with a hook in it (there are careless, thoughtless people ) it would be more likely a case of a broken line or someone cutting a line when the fish and line became snagged. Especially if they knew the fish was a sea robin, an undesirable catch and not worth the effort

          And I would much rather it be a piece of grass…. and not worry!

    42. Isabella June 25, 2019 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      Jane is eye to eye with the sea robin

      • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm - Reply

        Another fish…at first no one wants it

        • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 4:04 pm - Reply

          Jane and George both have a fish

          • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 4:07 pm - Reply

            Thought it would be cool if George fed chick 🐥🐥…he looked from George to Jane….George didn’t feed him and left

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 4:10 pm

              Fish head fish head roly poly fish head

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 4:13 pm

              They were well fed…now they cuddle with the fish head

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 4:15 pm

              Imagine if it was hot and sunny….flies and creepy crawlers would be all over fish head!

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 4:27 pm

              George comes again with a fish….no takers…flies out

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 5:34 pm

              Tries again

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 5:36 pm

              Jane loses balance….flies off to dry off

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 5:39 pm

              George nibbles…than goes

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 5:41 pm

              Both back…Jane steps on a head top

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 5:44 pm

              Bye George

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 5:46 pm

              Jane is charmin clean!

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 6:01 pm

              Another successful feeding

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 6:12 pm

              Jane needs a spa day!

    43. CarolV June 25, 2019 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      I know it’s something else but darned of that object just right of center by the logwall doesn’ t Resemble the sea robin ‘s head/face! Did a double take when phone screen opened!

      • Admin Mary Anne June 25, 2019 at 3:59 pm - Reply

        Carol, you’re right, it is that sea robin’s head, it’s still there!

        • CarolV.. June 25, 2019 at 4:37 pm - Reply

          Admin Mary Anne….. I don’t want to be an alarmist- and feel free not to post this if you think I am- but as that fish “melts” away, that looks suspiciously like a hook, with line attached. I’m glad they didn’t eat the head. And I hope it’s not, but…..
          Pic taken @ 15:51…. cprt:ospreyzone.com/spons.byTaxReductionServices.com

          • Admin Mary Anne June 25, 2019 at 4:49 pm - Reply

            Carol, it does look like it, and I hope it isn’t because George is picking at it.

            • CarolV.. June 25, 2019 at 5:01 pm

              I noticed at the 15:04 feeding, it started out giving us the eye- creepy- and slid down partly out of sight. Possibly bumped? I’m actually hoping George piles something on it soon! It’s too close to the kids for my comfort.

            • CarolV.. June 25, 2019 at 5:11 pm

              Jane picked at it briefly, but she backed off….. BTW- I like her fashion statement with the dried scales on the beak….

              cprt: ospreyzone.com

            • Admin Mary Anne June 25, 2019 at 5:26 pm

              George was picking at it earlier, maybe one of them will dispose of it.

          • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 6:10 pm - Reply

            See what you mean…was hoping it was a shiny scale

          • Tiffany W. June 25, 2019 at 6:15 pm - Reply

            No fishing line. Just grass.

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 11:21 pm

              Nice Tiffany…..I didn’t see fishing line… but do see shiny thing on tip of nose

      • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 4:16 pm - Reply

        It is CarolV….must be hard to eat

    44. Admin Mary Anne June 25, 2019 at 12:45 pm - Reply

      12:22. chicks enjoying their lunch. Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com

    45. Theresa June 25, 2019 at 12:29 pm - Reply

      Other than the fact that chick #3 is gone, does anyone know what exactly happened?

      • Admin Mary Anne June 25, 2019 at 12:31 pm - Reply

        Likely it passed because the two other chicks got all the fish.

    46. Pattie Hoolie June 25, 2019 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      Haven’t checked in for a bit and what do I get #3 gone 🙁 Circle of Life Back to 2 they look to be big and strong survivors 🙂

    47. CarolV June 25, 2019 at 11:33 am - Reply

      (Groans) Rain 🌧 rain ☔️ go away!

      Bad news is that the rain may hang around all afternoon noon, but hopefully not as hard as it’s been raining
      Good news is that the next few days look 🌞

    48. Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:53 am - Reply

      Chicks come face to face with a different item on the menu

      • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:55 am - Reply

        Yum!

        • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:56 am - Reply

          Hey!

          • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 11:03 am - Reply

            I always see the fisherman throw these back…chicks seem to love it!

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 11:33 am

              They had a good feeding

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 11:36 am

              Chick 🐥 came to for another bite

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 11:39 am

              George brings another fish…no one is interested

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 11:42 am

              Rain comes…George goes

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 11:43 am

              ☔️

            • Trinity June 25, 2019 at 3:22 pm

              Great pic **

      • Trinity June 25, 2019 at 3:23 pm - Reply

        Love seeing those two eager heads bobbing around 😀

        • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 6:23 pm - Reply

          Thx Trinity!😊

    49. Kathleen Shea June 25, 2019 at 10:30 am - Reply
    50. Admin Mary Anne June 25, 2019 at 10:21 am - Reply

      Very interesting fish! Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com

    51. Kammy McLoughlin June 25, 2019 at 10:19 am - Reply

      Jane struggles with Jaws, what happened to the nice flounder?

      • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 6:26 pm - Reply

        Oh I get it…thought you literally meant jaws…..funny!

    52. Kathleen June 25, 2019 at 10:18 am - Reply

      Is that a sea robin?

      • Admin Mary Anne June 25, 2019 at 10:23 am - Reply

        Kathleen, it sure looks like one!

      • Bobbie June 25, 2019 at 10:53 am - Reply

        That’s a sea robin for sure. Used to go fishing for flounder and fluke with my Dad. Whenever we caught a sea robin unintentionally, we’d throw it back. Called them “trash fish.” Inedible as far as we were concerned. Put up a good fight though!

        • Admin Mary Anne June 25, 2019 at 11:08 am - Reply

          We used to fish off the dock when we were kids and always threw them back. But there are people who like to eat them, they say they are sweet!

          • CarolV June 25, 2019 at 11:28 am - Reply

            They say that about blowfish too. No t y!

            • Admin Mary Anne June 25, 2019 at 11:32 am

              UGH! It was either blowfish or sea robins that used to make these horrid noises when we would catch them, we couldn’t throw them back fast enough!

    53. Isabella June 25, 2019 at 9:22 am - Reply

      Beautiful pastel sunrise

      • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 9:23 am - Reply

        Breakfish

        • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:00 am - Reply

          They track daddy going to the perch….”whew, he didn’t take the fish “

          • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:01 am - Reply

            What the?

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:03 am

              George takes leftovers……bye bye fish!

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:05 am

              Brings fish back

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:10 am

              Chick 2 was ready…but chick 🐥 closed in on him

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:14 am

              But chick 🐥 🐥 is not going to play second fiddle!

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:21 am

              He gives his sib a “hand” to prop his belly

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:23 am

              Takes his turn

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:26 am

              Oy…what a gavone!

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:31 am

              Making room for more

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:33 am

              George has room for more

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:35 am

              While tubby gets tucked in….lil independence goes for the fish

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:37 am

              Cutie!!

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 10:43 am

              And gets a piece

    54. CarolV June 25, 2019 at 8:09 am - Reply

      Little bit of a fog on the water. Waiting for rain
      George is at it again! Added another log just as I was taking pic
      THANKS!

    55. Isabella June 25, 2019 at 3:50 am - Reply

      Fresh whole dinner still flipping…..chick 1 bellies up to the fish!

      • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 3:55 am - Reply

        Gets down a big chunk and goes for more

        • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 3:59 am - Reply

          Goes after the sib even though he’s gotten all the pieces so far…..look at that crop!

          • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 4:01 am - Reply

            Two took a tumble…got back up

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 4:05 am

              Chick I took a tumble….cause…well you saw the crop! Lol

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 4:08 am

              Chick 2 was getting a good feeding…than George wanted the fish

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 4:10 am

              Jane kept feeding while George pulled on fish

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 4:15 am

              Chick two seemed to want more….and chick 1 roused from his fish stupor

            • Isabella June 25, 2019 at 4:17 am

              But daddy took their fish 🐟

    56. CarolV June 24, 2019 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      Popped in just long enough to see feeding which makes me happy!
      On phone so I don’t get involved!
      HAGN
      Again!

    57. CarolV.. June 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm - Reply

      See what we can achieve when we believe??? (hey, poem!) video has been running 1/2 hr.! But don’t startle it! I’m typing quietly…….

      George brought some seaweed. He and Jane had a chat before she flew out.
      When Jane returned, she brought a wood chip— which admittedly LOOKS big– and put it one a junior, introducing them to the family custom of “planking” each other. She took it right off….

      Wish I could hang around to see if a late fish arrives. Sounded like that was Jane’s request. HAGN, everyone.

    58. CarolV.. June 24, 2019 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      Jane and one of the juniors enjoying a quiet moment…
      Video Stays on just long enough to give hope and just rips the rug right out from under you! Cruel internet or what ever! Looks like on and off all day.

      Wonder if that roundish chunk on the log pile is wood or some kind of spongy plant product? Hmmmmm…

      It’s clouding over as I post @6:30. Temp about 78…. dropping to about 66 by dawn under overcast skies. Increasing likelihood of rain, starting 7-8 am. Temps holding in low 70s all day
      Everybody, have a good night and hope for the internet fairy to tap OZ with a magic wand…… what did they do in Peter Pan.to bring Tinkerbell back???? Hold hands and just keep saying “I believe!!!” ? I’m imagining holding hands with you all and believing we will be back tomorrow…

    59. PattyK June 24, 2019 at 5:48 pm - Reply

      Are we going to get the cam back soon? Thanks all. Find it interesting that we get more comments/info on facebook than OZ lately….Love it!

      • Admin Mary Anne June 24, 2019 at 5:55 pm - Reply

        Hi Patty, we have no idea. Only that is an internet issue and that it is nothing that Aidan can fix on his end. If I hear anything else, I will let everyone know right away. As far as the Facebook group is concerned, they don’t know any more there then they do here, as I post updates there also and I told them the same thing.

        • CarolV.. June 24, 2019 at 6:44 pm - Reply

          TY for all your help!

          • Admin Mary Anne June 24, 2019 at 7:12 pm - Reply

            You’re welcome, CaroL! Fingers crossed, it’s been streaming for about 10 mins so far!

        • PattyK June 26, 2019 at 9:02 pm - Reply

          Thank you Mary Anne, just wanted to comment that we can comment much quicker with each other, not that the content is different. Love being able to comment easier and respond there and not have to wait so long…Thank you for all you do!

          • Admin Mary Anne June 27, 2019 at 7:37 am - Reply

            Thank you, Patty, that’s very nice of you to say, I’m trying!

    60. LYNN CUTLER June 24, 2019 at 4:19 pm - Reply

      anyone else cam jammed up?

      • Admin Mary Anne June 24, 2019 at 4:54 pm - Reply

        Lynn, yes, see my pinned post at the top regarding the live stream.

    61. Admin Mary Anne June 24, 2019 at 3:47 pm - Reply

      Cam is starting and stopping. George feeding the chicks at 3:37. Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com

      • Isabella June 24, 2019 at 5:16 pm - Reply

        Getting chubby!

    62. Admin Mary Anne June 24, 2019 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      Hi all, Shelli has been in contact with Aidan, regarding the live stream problem. It’s not on his end. He said it’s an internet problem that hopefully will resolve itself soon. That’s all we know. I know it’s hard to wait, as we love watching this little osprey family. Thanks for your patience. Mary Anne

      As of 6:32 pm, it’s been live streaming for about just about 35 mins so perhaps the issue has been resolved, we shall see!

    63. Isabella June 24, 2019 at 11:54 am - Reply

      🐥🐥🐟 feeding

      • Isabella June 24, 2019 at 3:27 pm - Reply

        While the internet is doing its thing to the feed….thought I would post ….growing up ospreyz….

        • Isabella June 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm - Reply

          🐥

          • Isabella June 24, 2019 at 3:32 pm - Reply

            🎣

            • Isabella June 24, 2019 at 3:34 pm

              🐟

            • Isabella June 24, 2019 at 3:35 pm

              🐥🐥

    64. Admin Mary Anne June 24, 2019 at 9:45 am - Reply

      It was working for a few mins earlier, got this pic at 7:59 am. Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com

    65. CarolV June 24, 2019 at 9:21 am - Reply

      Also

    66. CarolV June 24, 2019 at 9:19 am - Reply

      ADMIN MaryAnn… on my phone I ‘m getting blacked out video. Hopefully AIDAN is working today? It was like that last night.

      • Admin Mary Anne June 24, 2019 at 9:40 am - Reply

        I hope so, I told Shelli last night about it.

    67. Admin Mary Anne June 24, 2019 at 9:17 am - Reply

      The live stream has been mostly frozen as you know. I told Shelli about it last night, hopefully it is up and running soon.

    68. CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      Looks like we’re having issues. Up and down a few times.

      At least the last time we saw something, chicks were being fed

      Checking back at :59

      • CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 8:17 pm - Reply

        Was up and down a couple of times, but stuck again….
        calling it a night,
        About 77 in OZland, 71 by my house… (we’re closer to ocean)
        Clear skies have temp dropping to about 62 by dawn….. sunny morning giving over to some cloudiness in afternoon. Temps. high 70s.

        HAGN!.

    69. CarolV June 23, 2019 at 6:23 pm - Reply

      18:02…. George is in with dinnerfish….. Big one! Looks like he had a share. After all, he was busy with construction and worked up an appetite…

      • CarolV June 23, 2019 at 6:56 pm - Reply

        Jane took it and backed up a bit…. thought the kids were coming after her!
        Both kids were fed, with good sized chunks. 1 is slightly better and quicker at taking them, which may be why it appears he gets more. 2 was right in there and I didn’t notice any jostling.

        • CarolV June 23, 2019 at 6:59 pm - Reply

          I think the kids quit before Jane, which is a good thing…..

          Jane cleaned up around — and off– the kids before settling in.

    70. CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 4:04 pm - Reply

      Jane was to the right, being a good tail-brella and doing some stretching exercises…..

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

        ….when George arrived with one of his STICKS!……. Watch out chickies!
        It looked like he struggled to lift it to the perch…. guess he wants to enlarge the second story! I mean, they’re so close together now, why not create more living space?

        • CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 4:14 pm - Reply

          Guess we’re lucky this is what we were left with……………………..

          • CarolV June 23, 2019 at 4:37 pm - Reply

            TY, George…. can we leave it there?

            • CarolV June 23, 2019 at 4:42 pm

              And he couldn’t leave it alone…… not sure if it went up or out. but he’s still fiddling with something up there….

    71. CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 3:36 pm - Reply

      OK… that scared the crap out of me! Last I looked, both chicks were nodding off on the right……

      • CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 3:39 pm - Reply

        looked back minutes later, and a head popping up out of the straw…..

        Was relieved after rewind, that I saw one of them slide through the straw to pop up here……. was ready to start shouting “It’s a miracle”

      • CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 4:08 pm - Reply

        Sorry, same picture…. first was supposed to be sleeping chicks

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    72. gracey June 23, 2019 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      Is the third chick still alive…??? I cannot see him…

      • Admin Mary Anne June 23, 2019 at 5:51 pm - Reply

        No, he’s gone.

    73. CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      14:40…. Next course…
      #2 seems to be a little feisty…. taking snips at #1…… assuming 1 is the bigger one on the right.

      • CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 3:05 pm - Reply

        2 worked his way around 1 for a better angle….

        (glad I checked page #s and saw next… thought I had lost a post!)

        • CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm - Reply

          When I tries dominating 2, 2 just scoots forward closer to Jane….. clever little one!….
          Jane seems to be feeding longer and more patiently….. settling in to a rhythm.

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

            1 had a hunk of fish dangling from the tip of its beak…. very convenient for 2 to snatch…

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    74. CarolV.. June 23, 2019 at 2:22 pm - Reply

      Nice to see those feathers open for venting and rippling in a breeze… temps are hitting 79.
      Looks a lot better than when she was shut down like armor, with puddles on her!

    75. Kammy McLoughlin June 23, 2019 at 1:52 pm - Reply

      CarolV, Isabella, and everyone else, thank you for your thoughts on Baby 3,.Isabella, for your information. We all know what we get ourselves into when we watch this live cam. We know about survival of the fittest. We are however, human and we have feelings about this death. I can say I am now watching again, after taking yesterday afternoon and evening off. I love George and Jane and am trying my best to love the two babies. We are so privileged to have this intimate look at a family doing their best. I hope the rest of the summer is wonderful like last summer.

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