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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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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts

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

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

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

Hello Paul,

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

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

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

Best wishes, and good luck,

John W. Fitzpatrick

Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

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

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

charles.

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Charles Eldermire
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Paul,

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

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

    44,355 Comments

    1. CarolV.. July 14, 2019 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      I see an osprey……………. or a feather duster..
      Jane would be my guess

    2. Isabella July 14, 2019 at 10:43 am - Reply

      🐥🐥s seek shade under the talon ted Jane 🌞🥵⛱

    3. CarolV.. July 14, 2019 at 8:45 am - Reply

      S(he) is looking for us!

      • CarolV.. July 14, 2019 at 11:01 am - Reply

        Of course, every time I check in, the chicks- or parts of them- can be seen. When we could sort of see them, they were off-right.

    4. Isabella July 14, 2019 at 7:17 am - Reply

      After 🐥1 had his fill….🐥2 gets fed

      • Isabella July 14, 2019 at 7:26 am - Reply

        It’s going to take a pounding rain storm to clear the camera……such a shame…🐥🐥s are at such a cute stage….fluffy with their clown shoe feet….they get right in front of the camera…. and many feedings have been in view….well they would be if the schmear was gone!

        • Isabella July 14, 2019 at 9:36 am - Reply

          🐥…….Mick

          • Isabella July 14, 2019 at 9:37 am - Reply

            Pic

            • Isabella July 14, 2019 at 9:44 am

              🐥 – fil – A…view!

    5. CarolV.. July 14, 2019 at 7:11 am - Reply

      PEEKA-POOH!

      Looks like feeding time. So sweet of them to pose in “clear view”……….

      • CarolV.. July 14, 2019 at 7:32 am - Reply

        And look…………. a stick added across the top….. pushed into place by a kiddo! Learning the family business….. driving us crazy!

        • CarolV.. July 14, 2019 at 7:35 am - Reply

          They are already reducing rain predictions for mid-week….. did show possible rain on 3 days; now, one. Subject to change at the whim of Mom Nature.

      • CarolV.. July 14, 2019 at 7:41 am - Reply

        Still working on that fish…… everyone well fed

      • Isabella July 14, 2019 at 10:22 am - Reply

        We need poop goggles! Lol

    6. Isabella July 14, 2019 at 7:03 am - Reply

      Supper ?….big headless fish…didn’t see feeding

    7. CarolV.. July 13, 2019 at 7:52 pm - Reply

      @7:30…. George delivers….

      • CarolV.. July 13, 2019 at 7:57 pm - Reply

        Jane dropped down….. the kids were sitting next to each other and both were getting bites

        • CarolV.. July 13, 2019 at 8:04 pm - Reply

          And then, I saw it coming……………… one little sweetie worked his way around and took out the rest of the lens……………..

    8. CarolV July 13, 2019 at 12:29 pm - Reply

      The kid fills the whole frame!!!!

    9. Isabella July 13, 2019 at 8:31 am - Reply

      Breakfish 🐥🐥🎣

      • Isabella July 13, 2019 at 8:32 am - Reply

        Pic

        • Isabella July 13, 2019 at 8:38 am - Reply

          After breakfish snack

          • Isabella July 13, 2019 at 8:51 am - Reply

            Puffalump!

    10. CarolV.. July 12, 2019 at 6:53 pm - Reply

      This looks comfy!

    11. CarolV.. July 12, 2019 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      @17:52- George brings in a live fish…
      Jane has a hard time getting it off G’s foot— comical tug o’fish ensues.

      Tuckered out! Shadows looked like feeding was still happening to right…. kiddo 2 I guess? Since I can’t tell them apart…..

    12. CarolV.. July 12, 2019 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      Big clump of wet-looking seaweed comes in…. I think George.

      • CarolV.. July 12, 2019 at 5:14 pm - Reply

        .

        • CarolV.. July 12, 2019 at 5:19 pm - Reply

          Looks like shorty enjoying the cool seaweed….. smart

          • CarolV.. July 12, 2019 at 5:25 pm - Reply

            George brings in a chunk of fish…
            Other chick is getting fed in back right corner

    13. CarolV.. July 12, 2019 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      15:28— George with a nice, juicy fish…. the kids can use the moisture!
      .. George was ready to do the feeding, till Jane swooped in…and of course, headed to the porch….

    14. CarolV.. July 12, 2019 at 3:29 pm - Reply

      Two little chickies,
      ………….. melting in the sun…………..

      • CarolV.. July 12, 2019 at 3:31 pm - Reply

        All this heat………….
        …………it just ain’t no fun…………….

    15. CarolV.. July 12, 2019 at 12:32 pm - Reply

      We see you, baby!—

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    16. Mary E Urban July 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      much better viewing…yay!!

    17. CarolV.. July 12, 2019 at 11:07 am - Reply

      FRUSTRATING! They’re right there! Cute shots galore….IF!

      Think I saw at least 2 feedings….. kiddo has nice sized crop

      • CarolV.. July 12, 2019 at 11:10 am - Reply

        Suspect this is #2 z-z-z-z-z-z- peacefully…. other chick leaned over and pecked or bit its neck… just because

    18. CarolV.. July 12, 2019 at 7:11 am - Reply

      Chick was interested in this dried plant, moving it around…

      If anything, the lens looks worse. Is that more schmutz along the right side of lens or something leaning against it?

      • Isabella July 12, 2019 at 9:07 am - Reply

        Yes..thought the same thing….it does look worse!!!!!

    19. Isabella July 12, 2019 at 7:01 am - Reply

      Shh…still sleeping 😴…….hoped to see clear screen….what happened to thunderstorm?

      • Isabella July 12, 2019 at 7:15 am - Reply

        🐥 doing nestoration

        • Isabella July 12, 2019 at 7:42 am - Reply

          Breakfish?…….unless a fish came in before camera came on…this is the first fish….Jane grabbed it and immediately started feeding 🐥🐥s

          • CarolV.. July 12, 2019 at 11:26 am - Reply

            The further east, the less we got. We had rain during the night, but sounded fairly light. The charms and pitfalls of all that water around us! Keeps us a little cooler than farther west and the mainland, but that coolness breaks up northward running rain bands. I think the direction it ran also worked against us and the camera cover did its job, keeping rain off lens somewhat……… sad…….

    20. CarolV.. July 12, 2019 at 6:21 am - Reply

      Disappointing…. We had rain.

      • Isabella July 12, 2019 at 9:10 am - Reply

        Rain dance worked for where I live……nest area was supposed to get same storm!🙁

        • CarolV.. July 12, 2019 at 11:27 am - Reply

          I guess I didn’t shake my rainmakers hard enough

    21. Isabella July 11, 2019 at 11:41 pm - Reply

      Sleeping right through the fireworks 💤……good night ospreyz!

      • Isabella July 11, 2019 at 11:44 pm - Reply

        🌧☔️😊

    22. Isabella July 11, 2019 at 11:37 pm - Reply

      Supper 🐟…..George started feeding a 🐥….Jane swooped down …took fish….flew to the right and fed the 🐥🐥s

    23. CarolV.. July 11, 2019 at 6:55 pm - Reply

      The fish is the bright shiny object in the nest.. Helpful in seeing thru the schmog. They headed right when Jane came for the fish, followed by the mimi-mes.

      Rain tonight is still a guessing game. The first round of storms likely to run thru NJ and lower NY above the city,; possibly west end of LI. and on to CT. Once again. the cooler water will likely divert them from heading this way.
      But there’s still a chance that later rounds may stay east enough to hit us.

      Shake your rainmakers, everyone!

      • Tiffany W. July 11, 2019 at 9:25 pm - Reply

        WHAT shiny thing?

        • Isabella July 12, 2019 at 5:29 pm - Reply

          Under the top branch

    24. June Beuttenmuller July 11, 2019 at 4:45 pm - Reply

      I haven’t been on the site in a long time and notice there are only 2 chicks. What happened to the third?

      • Admin Mary Anne July 11, 2019 at 6:57 pm - Reply

        June, the third little one passed away on the second day.

    25. Isabella July 11, 2019 at 4:40 pm - Reply

      Fish again!…..Jane waste no time!

      • Isabella July 11, 2019 at 4:43 pm - Reply

        Excuse me George!….down in front!

        • Isabella July 11, 2019 at 4:44 pm - Reply

          Or up!

          • Isabella July 11, 2019 at 4:45 pm - Reply

            Feeding the 🐥 a dees

            • Isabella July 11, 2019 at 4:56 pm

              George brings in refreshing seaweed…..hey George!….did you ever hear the phrase ..watch the birdie?….now take the seaweed and scrub the camera!

    26. Isabella July 11, 2019 at 1:01 pm - Reply

      Jane seemed to be asking for a fish…..was there a fish between breakfish and lunch 🐟?

    27. Isabella July 11, 2019 at 11:58 am - Reply

      Lunch 🐟

      • Isabella July 11, 2019 at 12:01 pm - Reply

        Jane flew up and over to get a better angle and grip to feed 🐥🐥s

        • Isabella July 11, 2019 at 12:36 pm - Reply

          While 🐥1 was eating…🐥2 looked like he was trying to help himself….got tired of waiting…tried to grab piece from his sib!….good for you 🐥2!….he did this repeatedly …til 🐥1 got tired of the audacity and reared up his ugly head!…they both seemed so hungry….grabbing pieces from Jane’s beak

          • Isabella July 11, 2019 at 12:41 pm - Reply

            He stayed in the game!

            • Isabella July 11, 2019 at 12:51 pm

              George came looking for leftovers….Jane was still feeding 🐥1….Jane fed George a piece…he took fish…🐥🐥s followed…..

            • Isabella July 11, 2019 at 12:54 pm

              Looked and sounded like George shared.

    28. jackie budris July 11, 2019 at 11:45 am - Reply

      Hi I SUBMITTED MY NAMES FOR THE LITTLEL DARLINGS AND THEY WERE OMITTED IN MY EMAIL TO YOU???
      SCRUFFY AND TUFFY

    29. jackie budris July 11, 2019 at 10:37 am - Reply

      I love them so much/ my names for the babies are TUFFY AND SCRUFFY.

    30. Isabella July 11, 2019 at 8:30 am - Reply

      Breakfish…..nice headless 🐟

      • Isabella July 11, 2019 at 8:32 am - Reply

        Back to rain Friday…..yes please!

    31. CarolV.. July 11, 2019 at 5:24 am - Reply

      Stretching baby— don’t aim that butt at US!

      Rain is back on the radar for us…. Will rain, west to east, after 7 tonight. Just hoping the storms don’t break up as they hit the water, as they so often do
      ISABELLA, work your raindance magic!

      • Isabella July 11, 2019 at 12:59 pm - Reply

        I’m trying!!! 🧚‍♀️🌧

    32. Isabella July 10, 2019 at 11:13 pm - Reply

      Bedtime 😴

    33. Isabella July 10, 2019 at 11:08 pm - Reply

      Supper fish 🐟

      • Isabella July 10, 2019 at 11:11 pm - Reply

        Family dining

    34. CarolV.. July 10, 2019 at 9:02 pm - Reply

      @19:51- George brought a fish. Jane took it right.
      As you can see, this is the worst light of the day to see thru the schmog… so I didn’t bother with pics except this …..

      78 now, only dropping to about 71 and increasingly muggly…
      Tomorrow- the possible shower late day has disappeared off the forecast…. bbbbooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! I can only hope it’s wrong. Looking for late afternoon storm as previously promised! Looks like a mix of clouds and sun throughout the day.
      As of now, no rain on sched till NEXT Thursday. As always, subject to chnge.

    35. Isabella July 10, 2019 at 4:17 pm - Reply

      Jane finds a talon ted way to shade….🐥🥵⛱

      • Isabella July 10, 2019 at 4:21 pm - Reply

        George flew in….picked up this fish….hung out & picked on it…no one else seemed interested…til a little beak appeared from the right

        • Isabella July 10, 2019 at 4:24 pm - Reply

          Then he took off with the rest

    36. CarolV July 10, 2019 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      Another fish and no takers
      George waiting patiently to be noticed

    37. Leesa Downs July 10, 2019 at 1:28 pm - Reply

      This question may have already been asked and answered, but I couldn’t find it in the comments if it has. Is the screen cleaner not working? Missing out on getting to see the family is a bummer. If cleaner isn’t working, guess we start praying for a nice rain shower!!!

      • Admin Mary Anne July 10, 2019 at 3:32 pm - Reply

        Leesa, yes, the cleaner does not appear to be working. We need a lot of rain!

        • Isabella July 10, 2019 at 3:38 pm - Reply

          They had rain for Friday…..now not til next Friday 🙁🌧

          • Isabella July 10, 2019 at 3:40 pm - Reply

            PS…..don’t think the washer has worked since Gracie

            • Admin Mary Anne July 10, 2019 at 4:47 pm

              I think you’re right, Isabella, I don’t remember it working last year at all.

    38. Isabella July 10, 2019 at 10:20 am - Reply

      🌞 peeking through……🐥 peeking through

    39. CarolV July 10, 2019 at 7:22 am - Reply

      Happy to see both chicks being fed in a moment of truce

      • CarolV July 10, 2019 at 9:21 am - Reply

        Feeding again. Cute how vocal chicks have become

        • CarolV July 10, 2019 at 11:26 am - Reply

          And early lunch!
          Fishing 🎣 be easy for mighty George!

    40. BirdRJSviewer July 10, 2019 at 12:53 am - Reply

      Amazing how quickly the little ones grow up

    41. Isabella July 9, 2019 at 11:51 pm - Reply

      Don’t let the nest bugs bite 💤

    42. Isabella July 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm - Reply

      Fuzzy wuzzy….when we see 🐥🐥s again they should be fluffy and golden

      • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 11:47 pm - Reply

        Jane in the golden hour

        • Isabella July 10, 2019 at 12:21 am - Reply

          Again 4 fish…..George should try to fish elsewhere ….evening fish was good size….waited too long in the heat for lunch 🐟

    43. CarolV.. July 9, 2019 at 6:17 pm - Reply

      Was a high of 85 today, but moderate humidity. Still 83 @ 6pm… Some clouds coming in later, with temps dropping to 67. Partly cloudy tomorrow, with highs of 85

    44. CarolV.. July 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      It’s tooooooo hhhoooootttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    45. CarolV.. July 9, 2019 at 5:25 pm - Reply

      George is in with good sized whole fish.
      Jane and one chick are off to the right and don’t come over…. earlier possible delivery??? They’ve been out of sight for a while.

      This one chick gets up close and personal, standing over the fish as George started to work on the fish. Looked like George is doing the between the legs feed. Suddenly, the poor fish makes a last effort to get away, flailing and flipping with the chick right there! Didn’t faze her a bit! Feed me, Daddy, feed me!

      • CarolV.. July 9, 2019 at 5:32 pm - Reply

        Jane went over and was fed but George didn’t hand over the fish

        • CarolV.. July 9, 2019 at 6:06 pm - Reply

          When Jane did get the fish, she fed the chicks for a long time….. both chicks did eat, although, once again, chubby was reluctant to leave the table

          As always, looking forward to seeing them well enough to tell them apart. I’m just not that good!

    46. Isabella July 9, 2019 at 3:12 pm - Reply

      Even with Jane shading them the 🐥🐥s are 🥵

      • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 3:16 pm - Reply

        Jane went to perch for like 2 minutes…..probably looking for George with fish!

        • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 3:19 pm - Reply

          Still waiting for fish!

          • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 3:22 pm - Reply

            ⏳🐟

            • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 3:24 pm

              Finally!!🐟

            • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 3:26 pm

              Jane takes it

            • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 3:28 pm

              🐥 has a word or two with George before turning to Jane to be fed

            • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 3:54 pm

              🐥1 ate first while🐥2 stayed in the shade …..then it was his turn

            • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 3:57 pm

              Jane tried to top him off a few times….then turned to top off 🐥1

            • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 3:59 pm

              He went to seek shade under George

            • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 4:09 pm

              Back to Jane and shade…..feeding went well…no tussles…took turns

      • ChrisH July 10, 2019 at 11:00 am - Reply

        Love their perfect little tongues!

        • Isabella July 10, 2019 at 3:43 pm - Reply

          Hi ChrisH!…..yes it’s like they’re sticking them out at us!” 😝

    47. CarolV July 9, 2019 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      Got to see both chicks being fed but didn’t see how much
      There is still aggressive behavior earlier even when well fed
      Will have to check later when I can watch on a proper screen

    48. Kammy McLoughlin July 9, 2019 at 12:36 pm - Reply

      Two babies, can’t tell 1 from 2 in this picture but they’re both trying to stay out of the sun.

      • Tiffany W. July 9, 2019 at 7:05 pm - Reply

        Chick #2 was on the left

    49. CarolV July 9, 2019 at 11:23 am - Reply

      Looks like one chick with a looongg neck! Line up under the mombrella.
      Frustrated trying to watch on my small screen. Overdue for a newer phone.

      Tried to see if 2ever got fed at that 9:5 ish serving. Again frustrating
      Hope to see good news when posting catches up

    50. Tiffany W. July 9, 2019 at 9:51 am - Reply

      JWoww (Chick #1)

      • Isabella July 10, 2019 at 12:14 am - Reply

        ⛱🎢🎠……..😃

    51. Tiffany W. July 9, 2019 at 9:27 am - Reply

      Family portrait

      Snooki (L front) and JWoww (R front) and George (L back) and Jane

    52. CarolV July 9, 2019 at 9:25 am - Reply

      Looks like fish 🐠 is in
      Guessing this i 2 up front chirp chirping ☹️

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

      Breakfish

      • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 10:05 am - Reply

        Tongue in chick

        • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 10:06 am - Reply

          Mid morning nap

          • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 10:08 am - Reply

            Feeding

            • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 10:11 am

              While George eats leftovers…🐥🐥s decide to have more 🐟

        • CarolV.. July 9, 2019 at 4:50 pm - Reply

          Tongue in chick……good one!

          • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 11:55 pm - Reply

            😊

    54. Isabella July 8, 2019 at 11:26 pm - Reply

      Good night 💤 ospreyz!……..I saw 4 fish today….hope George catches more tomorrow…than maybe 🐥1 will leave 🐥2 alone!

      • CarolV July 9, 2019 at 9:13 am - Reply

        I was wondering
        I did quick scan last night and didn’t see much activity. Feel bad for 2, tho I TRY to be objective…. that’s where Snookums nick name cam from. And of course, mean girl
        But going back to 1and2. Leas confusion until they get names
        Checking in at lunchtime
        Praying for fish 🚚 deliverance

    55. Isabella July 8, 2019 at 9:09 pm - Reply

      Waiting for fish

      • Isabella July 8, 2019 at 9:11 pm - Reply

        Fish

        • Isabella July 8, 2019 at 9:13 pm - Reply

          Jane drags fish to feed chicks

          • Isabella July 8, 2019 at 9:16 pm - Reply

            🐥1 was already fed a decent amount….still went after sib every time he moved

            • Isabella July 8, 2019 at 9:19 pm

              He kept going from Jane feeding him to badgering

            • Isabella July 8, 2019 at 9:49 pm

              Repeatedly

            • Isabella July 8, 2019 at 10:03 pm

              🐥2 got some bites before 🐥1 wanted more….this was hard to watch…🐥2 so much as moved slightly and 🐥1 was attacking…this was a long feeding…I think he has two crops!

            • Isabella July 8, 2019 at 10:07 pm

              Finally…food coma!

            • Isabella July 8, 2019 at 10:25 pm

              Supper fish

    56. CarolV.. July 8, 2019 at 7:49 pm - Reply

      Chick pops up to pant a little before back to z-z-z-z-z-z-z

      77 now under clear skies… dropping to 66 near dawn. Sunny tomorrow, temps to 83….

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      • CarolV.. July 8, 2019 at 7:57 pm - Reply

        Making me crazy! From what I can see, it looks like their feathers are filling in nicely! Are we gonna see them again before they fly??????? …………….. sorry… momentary frustration… no whining…………bad Carol, bad Carol….

      • Tiffany W. July 9, 2019 at 1:37 am - Reply

        Chick #2

        • Isabella July 9, 2019 at 10:16 am - Reply

          ?

    57. Isabella July 8, 2019 at 12:45 pm - Reply

      Raining where I live…..not here 🙁

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

        We had dark clouds that passed through( in Cutchogue- about 25 mi/ or so west of OZ)

    58. Tiffany W. July 8, 2019 at 9:51 am - Reply

      Pop goes the chickie

    59. Isabella July 8, 2019 at 9:32 am - Reply

      First 🎣 of the day?

      • Isabella July 8, 2019 at 9:47 am - Reply

        Another fish…..new or George returning with leftovers?……anyway, they’re eating again

    60. Kammy McLoughlin July 8, 2019 at 8:59 am - Reply

      Snooky comes to the camera for a picture. She is sweet and beautiful.

      • Isabella July 8, 2019 at 12:38 pm - Reply

        Did I miss baby name contest winner?

        • Tiffany W. July 8, 2019 at 10:07 pm - Reply

          Not that I know of!! I think they’re naming chick after Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of “Jersey Shore” fame!!

          • Isabella July 8, 2019 at 11:42 pm - Reply

            Where’s the beach?!,,lol

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

            😃

            • Tiffany W. July 9, 2019 at 9:52 am

              Funny!!

    61. CarolV.. July 8, 2019 at 5:26 am - Reply

      Morning fog- aka:schmutz…
      Cooler today with high clouds and afternoon sun. High temps- about 77.

      hi-ho-hi-ho….. Everybirdy- HAGD!

    62. Isabella July 7, 2019 at 10:44 pm - Reply

      Good night 🌙 ospreyz!!

    63. CarolV July 7, 2019 at 8:02 pm - Reply

      Needed a clean screen…….
      ..………..got in the way-back machine….. to visit Gracie and the trio…. Ronny, Sandy and PeeWee
      …………………………………………………………….06/10/16

      photos:cprt-OZ.com/sponsbyTRS.com

      • CarolV July 7, 2019 at 8:04 pm - Reply

        • Isabella July 7, 2019 at 10:45 pm - Reply

          How did the sea robin head get there?

          • CarolV July 8, 2019 at 9:06 am - Reply

            Time machine..
            I laughed when I saw that too!

    64. CarolV July 7, 2019 at 7:45 pm - Reply

      @19:01- Another fish-yay!
      at first I thought it was George doing the feeding, but it made more sense that it’s Jane. Hard to see and kept back to us.
      Whoever— brought fish from right, where a beak did appear briefly. MG was, of course, first to the party.
      ……….Snooks was biding her time, keeping back and when MG hit food coma status, she eased forward and ate well.

    65. CarolV July 7, 2019 at 5:34 pm - Reply

      @ 16:37…. George dropped straight down with a full, flippin’ fish…… Hey, Peops! Can you see THIS one!!!!!

      It got away from Jane, briefly, (melee!) then she headed right.

      • CarolV July 7, 2019 at 5:55 pm - Reply

        Run away fish battering chick! We usually batter the fish……

        Hard to see: between Jane’s legs, the fish is flipping all over chick…

        • CarolV July 7, 2019 at 5:56 pm - Reply

          Banished!

          • CarolV July 7, 2019 at 6:01 pm - Reply

            Little Snooky couldn’t get far enough to satisfy MG! She was waddling and tipping over- look at that double crop!– to chase Snooks further away! (she’s behind the glob on the lens)

            • CarolV July 7, 2019 at 6:02 pm

              Snooks managed to sneak along the far edge and get a few bites but it looked like Jane flew out…

            • Isabella July 7, 2019 at 10:48 pm

              Who’s snooky and mg?

            • CarolV July 8, 2019 at 9:10 am

              Just got tired of no name chicks. Nicknames not my submissions
              MG for mean girl/guy and snookums/ snooks for picked on one

            • Isabella July 8, 2019 at 12:43 pm

              Oh…I see

    66. CarolV July 7, 2019 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      “Mean” kid…. stalking

      • CarolV July 7, 2019 at 4:40 pm - Reply

        Again….. maybe they’re hungry? Sunday fishing can be problematic … bay traffic will be high, especially on a day like today!

      • CarolV July 7, 2019 at 4:55 pm - Reply

        I did a quick back check and found a feeding just before 11:30am….. Did I miss one?

        MG looks at sib and rears up,,,, sib hunkers down tighter….. MG takes a swipe…. stomps over and nibbles on back (doesn’t taste like chicken)……… then climbs right on top of sib

    67. Isabella July 7, 2019 at 4:25 pm - Reply

      Thx for aiming that way!

    68. CarolV.. July 7, 2019 at 2:15 pm - Reply

      Closest we’ve come to seeing the family for awhile!! Could someone do something cute, please!

      Stretching counts….
      …………. and one turned to poop overboard…progress or accident?

    69. DJ Wenz July 7, 2019 at 11:09 am - Reply

      Can someone please clean the camera? Not sure if that is possible but with all the schmutz on the lens I have given up watching. It’s impossible to really enjoy the stream when it looks like you are staring at a Monet painting.

      • Admin Mary Anne July 7, 2019 at 11:26 am - Reply

        DJ, we all understand how you feel. It seems that the washer that cleaned the lens has not worked in a very long time. It is not possible, nor is it legal, for anyone to go up and disturb this nest for the sole purpose of cleaning the lens. We need a lot of rain!

      • CarolV.. July 7, 2019 at 1:55 pm - Reply

        I like Monet

      • Isabella July 7, 2019 at 4:07 pm - Reply

        I was thinking more like Pollock…..especially if they ate pollock!

      • CarolV July 7, 2019 at 6:19 pm - Reply

        And I’ve asked Jane and Mother Nature…. no co-operation….

    70. Isabella July 7, 2019 at 9:46 am - Reply

      Fish delivered….don’t know if this is first meal…..they had a long feeding by Jane….while George was eating leftovers, one 🐥 had a few more bites

      • Isabella July 7, 2019 at 9:49 am - Reply

        This may have been the 🐥 that had an extra helping…look at that crop!

    71. CarolV.. July 7, 2019 at 7:28 am - Reply

      ************SIGH**************

      No rain…. none in sight until a possibility on FRIDAY!….. subject to change

      • CarolV.. July 7, 2019 at 7:34 am - Reply

        Looked like feeding time. There was some aggression, but I think both kids ate.

        • CarolV.. July 7, 2019 at 8:06 am - Reply

          George picked up the leftovers and one of the kiddos said she was still hungry, so George obliged.
          Jane was doing nestorations in the front left…. clearing the view for us….. could you windex that lens, too, Jane?

          • Isabella July 7, 2019 at 9:53 am - Reply

            We need a magic eraser!

      • Isabella July 7, 2019 at 9:53 am - Reply

        They were wrong about the rain…hopefully they are wrong about the 🌞

    72. CarolV.. July 7, 2019 at 7:03 am - Reply

      Trying to clear out photos again….

      Love this early shot of Jane

      • CarolV.. July 7, 2019 at 7:17 am - Reply

        6/12/18— Playtime with the grasses……

        • CarolV.. July 7, 2019 at 8:01 am - Reply

          7/7/18—- The family last year with the much younger Squirmy….. forgot she was off to that late start and we all worried about her
          Photos show Jane taking off, leaving George to feed the kid. Reminding me how much more dependent Squirmy was on George, as Jane grew in to motherhood. What a difference this year!

    73. Isabella July 7, 2019 at 2:46 am - Reply

      I can see clearly now the rain 🌧 is gone……NOT! ….never happened….now saying no rain for Sunday ….but the stupidity should go down

    74. CarolV.. July 6, 2019 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      It’s hard to see in stills, but there seemed to be needless aggression from one chick to the other. One was eating when the other came up from behind, going after it. Even tho the 1st chick submitted and huddled up, moving away, the 2nd chick still went after it, several times.
      I hate to see that. I understand the need for one to be dominant, but this just seemed vicious. I hope we don’t have a “mean” kid!

      Wash away, schmutz!!!!!! Wanna see what’s happening!!!!!!

      • CarolV.. July 6, 2019 at 7:54 pm - Reply

        It looked like Jane stepped between them.. This was around the time when Isabella reported hearing rain. Wonder if Jane was giving them shelter and coincidentally broke up the beating.

        • Isabella July 7, 2019 at 2:56 am - Reply

          I did see (and I use that term loosely)…what I think was🐥1 being the aggressor….he’s done it before…usually not this bad…who knows what the fish situation was today

    75. Tiffany W. July 6, 2019 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      Oh, George,the next time you’re out get wipes … and diapers!!

      • Isabella July 7, 2019 at 2:57 am - Reply

        Funny!

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