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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.

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Charles Eldermire
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Paul,

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

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

    44,429 Comments

    1. CarolV July 23, 2019 at 11:29 am - Reply

      I posted first to wrong spot then wondered why all the posts were so old! I can get lost anywhere!!! My greatest talent

      Slightly clearer or wiShful thinking??
      We are between rain 🌧 right now. Predicting more later, maybe after 5 into evening

      • Isabella July 23, 2019 at 12:15 pm - Reply

        May have cleared a bit…. but may take a couple more storms to get rid of the stucco!

    2. Isabella July 23, 2019 at 8:52 am - Reply

      Breakfish is served

      • Isabella July 23, 2019 at 8:54 am - Reply

        Raining ☔️

        • Isabella July 23, 2019 at 8:56 am - Reply

          So far…not good!

          • Isabella July 23, 2019 at 9:15 am - Reply

            Shelli and Mary Anne….aren’t we due for final round of 🐥🐥 names?

            • Admin Mary Anne July 23, 2019 at 11:16 am

              Hi Isabella, Round 1 was all the names that were submitted, and everyone voted on the selected names in Round 2. Shelli will announce the names today or tomorrow.

          • Isabella July 23, 2019 at 9:17 am - Reply

            Still raining 🌧🤞

    3. CarolV July 23, 2019 at 5:25 am - Reply

      Lots of rain…. little change.
      Rain to continue off and on into this evening

      I hear cheeping already…

      • CarolV July 23, 2019 at 8:22 am - Reply

        8:15. Skies opened up with cloudburst!!!!! Heading east. Heads down, babies!

        • CarolV July 23, 2019 at 9:10 am - Reply

          The kids are cheeping loudly and I think I hear rain.
          I was watching the Verizon nest and could see mom,Vera, flapping and stretching her wings. The male, Vic is perched close by. The new array gives multiple seating options and they have adjusted well! I think it bothered us, the watchers, more than the osprey when they changed the cell tower the nest is perched on!
          And the monsoon hits again, we can hear it on our roof

          Tuck in, kiddos!!!

          • nfc July 23, 2019 at 11:06 am - Reply

            Carol— thanks for the update on your Verizon ospreys. Always like to hear how they are doing.

    4. Isabella July 22, 2019 at 9:05 pm - Reply

      Love when they stick one leg out!

      • Isabella July 22, 2019 at 9:06 pm - Reply

        Raining

        • Isabella July 22, 2019 at 9:08 pm - Reply

          Rain seems to be schmearing screen

    5. CarolV July 22, 2019 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      For now, the forecast is t-storms after 8pm….40-60% chance most of night, increasing to 70-100% in morning. It was a hotter day than predicted, increasing likelihood of a stronger storm (boomers). It’s 79 now, dropping to about 73 by dawn.

      Looks like chance of rain throughout morning; a break in the afternoon and another round coming into the evening. Low 70s all day.

      I’m making wiper motions with my hands……………

      • CarolV July 22, 2019 at 8:09 pm - Reply

        Minutes before 8 pm, the sky opened and DOWNPOUR! At my house, west of OZ….Storm is moving east…. Wonder if Jane will try to cover the big galoots! We’ll see what we shall see…. So true!
        HAGN!

    6. CarolV July 22, 2019 at 5:11 pm - Reply

      Good Morning, Bright Eyes!

      • CarolV July 22, 2019 at 5:15 pm - Reply

        Standing on those teen-ager legs and not doing the big-foot scuffle!

        • CarolV July 22, 2019 at 5:20 pm - Reply

          And flapping! On video, you could catch the motion. And if you look at that small peephole on the upper left, you can see a wing tip as it flashed by…..

          *sniff…..** . It’s like having the grandkids growing up in another state and all you get is an occasional update on a postcard!!!!! (tooo dramatic??)

    7. Isabella July 22, 2019 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      🐥2 trying out his beautiful wings!

      • Isabella July 22, 2019 at 4:19 pm - Reply

        Jane collects a fish 🐟

        • Isabella July 22, 2019 at 4:21 pm - Reply

          🐥🐥 chat

    8. Theresa July 22, 2019 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      Isabella commented, “aren’t we due for round 2”? For the past week, or more, I’ve been thinking about 2 more appropriate names for the chicks. Since this year is the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, how about Apollo and Luna (or Lunar)? In 2017, because we had a solar eclipse, the names, Solar and Eclipse, were unanimously selected. Maybe, a Round 2 might be a possibility???

      • Isabella July 22, 2019 at 4:32 pm - Reply

        Tucker suggested Buzz and Neil….they didn’t make the cut

        • Theresa July 22, 2019 at 9:35 pm - Reply

          Seeing the names Buzz and Neil was what started me thinking about the moon landing anniversary, relative to the chicks, in the first place. Originally, when it was time to suggest names, I couldn’t come up with any. However, I did vote for one of the names on each of the lists.

          • Isabella July 23, 2019 at 9:02 am - Reply

            I really like Apollo and Luna

    9. Isabella July 22, 2019 at 11:05 am - Reply

      Aren’t we due for round two?

    10. Isabella July 22, 2019 at 10:15 am - Reply

      Only love can bring the rain….that falls like tears from on high …….rain on the screen !!🌧

    11. Isabella July 22, 2019 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Feeding times at the nest

      • Isabella July 22, 2019 at 10:00 am - Reply

        Hot 🐥

    12. Trinity July 22, 2019 at 9:50 am - Reply

      There is a possibility of some very strong storms passing over Long Island Monday afternoon into tomorrow morning, 🤞🏼 for a screen cleaning .

    13. Isabella July 21, 2019 at 11:13 pm - Reply

      Peep show…..good night ospreyz 😴!

    14. CarolV July 21, 2019 at 9:04 pm - Reply

      Still 85 and humid @ 9pm…. Dropping to 73 before dawn. 30-50% chance of rain and t-storms most of tomorrow. Temps high 70s to 80.

      Rain, please…

    15. CarolV July 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm - Reply

      Going back, especially on the videos, I was reminded how different Gracie was from Jane. She was VERY vocal when George approached with fish and then, she practically threw him out after she got it…. guarding and squawking till he left. Nice walk down memory lane

      • nfc July 22, 2019 at 8:02 am - Reply

        Carol V— thanks for the memories of past seasons. The pictures are of things we should be seeing. You and Isabella put a lot of effort into showing us what we can see from the nest camera. You two have kept this stream going. It has been a very disappointing stream because of the visuals we can’t see. Thanks for your time and effort into keeping us in the loop.

        • Trinity July 22, 2019 at 9:47 am - Reply

          Very well put, I couldn’t agree more. Thanks Carol & Isabella 😀

          • Isabella July 22, 2019 at 10:18 am - Reply

            You’re welcome Trinity! 😊

          • CarolV July 22, 2019 at 11:29 am - Reply

            TY to you both. I know we’re not seeing much in stills and video barely better! We can only keep fingers crossed 🤞 and hopefully see the kids before they migrate!
            And post an occasional oldie to see a clean screen!

        • Isabella July 22, 2019 at 10:17 am - Reply

          Thank you 😊!

    16. CarolV July 21, 2019 at 5:24 pm - Reply

      Our cast from 2015- George and Gracie….. Ronnie, Sandy, Peewee

    17. CarolV July 21, 2019 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      The 3 amigos…. nicknamed by me- Uno, Dos, Trey

      Officially named Brutus, Ali. and Rocky (the little fighter!)

    18. CarolV July 21, 2019 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      8/9/17- The kids, Brownie and Blondie, who were officially christened Solar and Eclipse

    19. CarolV July 21, 2019 at 4:55 pm - Reply

      5/17/16…… A rare pink osprey…. or George in the setting sun? I remember that ball of line became like a character in the narrative…. we all worried about someone getting tangled in it. I believe it was The Snarl and eventually, blessedly, became overtaken by growing sides

      • Isabella July 22, 2019 at 10:41 am - Reply

        Osprey flamingo hybrid!….or is it hybird ? Lol!

        • CarolV July 22, 2019 at 4:59 pm - Reply

          Geez, Isabella! That would be a truly unique (read ugly) bird! Think you strayed to seagull and parrots………….

          • Isabella July 22, 2019 at 9:14 pm - Reply

            The top two are a flamingo and osprey…it’s a kit for knitting 🧶

            • Isabella July 22, 2019 at 9:18 pm

              And I was referring to you’re pink osprey…..

    20. CarolV July 21, 2019 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      I think we have a feeding. Shorties rushed to right and there is an adult, upper right corner…… and bobbing tails. Looks like tea time to me!

      • PattyK July 21, 2019 at 5:59 pm - Reply

        Thank you for being you, dear Carol, you must have supercalafragalistic eyesite!! I think ALL would like to get an update from our good Landowners, Tommy and Christina, and the OZ crew, as what is going to happen with this very special place that they started back in 2015….we love it….willing to aid to keep it viable.it would be a blessing to hear. from the owners …this is such a very special site that these good folks started.. Really hoping to have feedback from the folks that blessed us with this OZ!xoxoxo

        • Tiffany W. July 22, 2019 at 7:30 am - Reply

          That will never happen

    21. CarolV.. July 21, 2019 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      A nice addition to our limited view…. so lush and green and cooling

      11 mins. later…. shriveling fast…………………………….. At least there’s a little breeze.

    22. CarolV.. July 21, 2019 at 3:01 pm - Reply

      A shorty stretched out and knocked that stick from top of frame to mid peephole….. one more obstruction…

      Looks like George has been hanging around. Probably water traffic. I miss those sailboat parades, too

    23. CarolV.. July 21, 2019 at 9:31 am - Reply

      Early breakfish…. this was the end of the meal… I saw the tailfin disappearing.

      Another scorcher…. in the 90s with high humidity… yay? Already 85 ay 9:30.

    24. Isabella July 21, 2019 at 8:25 am - Reply

      🍽🐟….

      • Isabella July 21, 2019 at 8:28 am - Reply

        🤞🌧☔️

    25. Isabella July 20, 2019 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      Supper fish 🎣 🍽

    26. Bill July 20, 2019 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      use to be a good osprey cam!

      • Isabella July 20, 2019 at 8:44 pm - Reply

        Still is when you can see it!….

    27. Isabella July 20, 2019 at 6:51 pm - Reply

      Now either George was feeding 🐥….or 🐥 was grabbing pieces…….only the blob knows

      • Isabella July 20, 2019 at 6:53 pm - Reply

        Jane took 🐟

        • Isabella July 20, 2019 at 6:55 pm - Reply

          🐥 thinking 🤔…

          • Isabella July 20, 2019 at 6:57 pm - Reply

            Finally turns to be fed by Jane

            • Isabella July 20, 2019 at 6:58 pm

              Peek at George practicing beak hygiene

            • Isabella July 20, 2019 at 7:16 pm

              When the 🐥🐥s are named….how will we know who’s who?…..a long time ago… when I could see them…..🐥1 usually ate first & bullied 🐥2. ….then 🐥2 knew to wait until 🐥1 was done….don’t know if that’s still the deal?….how do we even know if we’re still watching the same osprey family? Lol!

            • CarolV.. July 21, 2019 at 9:36 am

              ISABELLA… Only the Shadow Knows……………………………………………….

    28. CarolV.. July 20, 2019 at 5:19 pm - Reply

      Someone landed left, to a happy chorus of chirping
      Both chicks headed over there but one returned right. Other seemed to be fed.
      Adult headed right and more feeding happened.

    29. Isabella July 20, 2019 at 3:11 pm - Reply

      🌝. 🚀

      • CarolV.. July 21, 2019 at 9:34 am - Reply

        TRUE! We saw more of the moon landing!

    30. CarolV.. July 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm - Reply

      Feeding was happening. If I followed shadows, tail feathers and twitching sticks/straw, 2nd chick came when 1st left.

      Have I mentioned how stifling it is???? Temp 91 with humidity 74% or more……..

    31. Isabella July 20, 2019 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      One is getting lunch…one waits in the shade

    32. CarolV.. July 20, 2019 at 9:39 am - Reply

      Fish comes in. Sadly, can’t tell if that’s George limping along with the fish or if Jane was behind left curtain and took it. It looked like the holder fed the chicks. Frustrating……………….

      • CarolV.. July 20, 2019 at 10:01 am - Reply

        I’m leaning towards George.
        Couldn’t tell if there was an earlier fish…

        • Tiffany W. July 20, 2019 at 3:19 pm - Reply

          I think you may be the only one still watching Carol!!

          • Tiffany W. July 20, 2019 at 3:20 pm - Reply

            Now I see Isabella is commenting, too!!

      • Isabella July 20, 2019 at 1:37 pm - Reply

        I think it’s Jane…there seemed to be a quick scuffle behind the blob….may have been a fast drop and go…..🐥1 started eating🐟….🐥2 started sneezing 🤧

    33. CarolV.. July 20, 2019 at 9:29 am - Reply

      George brought in some wet looking seaweed. Within a short time, the kids were settling on it…. coooooolllll…..

      • CarolV.. July 20, 2019 at 9:59 am - Reply

        Posing for us……
        Could you spit on the lens, please?

        • Isabella July 20, 2019 at 1:39 pm - Reply

          Or LICK it clean! Please!!

    34. CarolV.. July 19, 2019 at 8:18 pm - Reply

      I thought I saw George land before and from the chirping chorus, I figured he had a fish. Then he took off! Thought maybe he would land back in, on one of the darksides, but I haven’t seen anything tht looked like a stampede and eating sounds or motions.

      Gonna be a rough weekend. Tonight staying in high 70s -76-77 all night. Tomorrow heading for 91…. that’s too hot, too hot, baby! Partly cloudy to sunny by afternoon. I’m starting hydrating NOW!

    35. CarolV.. July 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm - Reply

      Big Foot spotted……………..

      Lots of peeping and begging to be heard

      cpt:OZ.com/sponsbyTRS.com

    36. CarolV.. July 19, 2019 at 5:26 pm - Reply

      I spy with my little eye……
      I think George was feeding Jane, in the background. Light washed everything out.

    37. CarolV.. July 19, 2019 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      Another fish delivery @15:17.!! It’s that white strip near top edge of nest. Could tell chicks roused themselves…

    38. CarolV.. July 19, 2019 at 3:04 pm - Reply

      @13:57- Kiddo reacting as G drops in behind him.
      …….. Jane goes for fish (that slightly pink blob in middle) as chick gets his little feathered butt moving. Other chick is behind right schmog… looked like both ate well.

    39. CarolV.. July 19, 2019 at 10:25 am - Reply

      The chicks are growing and so are the nest mates…………………

      photo:cpt.OZ.com/spons.byTRS.com

    40. Elaine July 19, 2019 at 8:56 am - Reply

      Hi everyone. Hammer and chisel sounds appropriate. Lol. Speaking of Jack, there is an osprey nest near me, and I call the osprey couple Jack and Jill. Jack comes to the tree down at the Bay, and I see him often sitting on a leafless tree. Awesome! Sometimes I see him eating his fish. 2 bald eagles also hang out on that same tree in season.

      • CarolV.. July 19, 2019 at 10:28 am - Reply

        Sounds like fun! Great having your own “personal” ospreys

      • Isabella July 20, 2019 at 7:04 pm - Reply

        Hi Elaine!….. I almost suggested jack & jill for the 🐥🐥s

    41. CarolV.. July 19, 2019 at 8:48 am - Reply

      HELLO?? We’re still here…….

      • CarolV.. July 19, 2019 at 8:52 am - Reply

        I think he’s laughing at us now…..

        We had more showers over night…. temps are comfortable @72 now, rising to about 82 in the late afternoon. Sun will be coming out later.

    42. CarolV.. July 19, 2019 at 8:30 am - Reply

      Found at local gallery— “A Study in Bloo Poo”
      color enhanced–

      • CarolV.. July 19, 2019 at 8:32 am - Reply

        In the upper right peephole, there is feeding happening

    43. CarolV.. July 18, 2019 at 8:14 pm - Reply

      8/13/18-

      Look what I just came across…. love this shot! Squirmy chatting with Dad…………….

    44. Isabella July 18, 2019 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      Can only tell by sounds that they are eating 🍽 🐟

    45. CarolV.. July 18, 2019 at 7:57 pm - Reply

      7/22/2016- Even then we had trouble with the lens being covered…………hehe

      • Isabella July 18, 2019 at 8:15 pm - Reply

        Feather photo bomb!

      • Tiffany W. July 18, 2019 at 8:18 pm - Reply

        Nice pic!!

    46. CarolV.. July 18, 2019 at 6:37 pm - Reply

      Nestorating going on behind the curtain….. Stick being moved around.

      I miss these guys.

      • Isabella July 18, 2019 at 8:21 pm - Reply

        With a 🐥🐥 here and a 🐥🐥 there…where’s the 🐥🐥s…can’t see the 🐥🐥s…are we ever going to see the 🐥🐥s?

    47. Isabella July 18, 2019 at 9:30 am - Reply

      Breakfish……sounds like it’s raining…..was hoping to wake up to a clear view..if anything,it looks worse….if it rained by the nest, wasn’t enough ….may take a few storms!

      • CarolV July 18, 2019 at 2:08 pm - Reply

        We’v Had some hard rain 🌧 here in Cutchogue off and on all day… just had a solid downpour….. doesn’t seem to be helping the lens problem….
        I suspect it doesn’t slant in the right direction……
        •••••••• SIIIIIGGHHHHHHH•••

    48. CarolV.. July 18, 2019 at 5:07 am - Reply

      Sad but expected….

      • Tiffany W. July 18, 2019 at 9:14 am - Reply

        I wonder if the site owners are even aware of how poor the view is … even before it was stuccoed. Do they even watch their own site? Because, I don’t understand why they have not even posted a personal comment, not ever, not even one!!

        • CarolV July 18, 2019 at 11:37 am - Reply

          They rarely comment.
          And the nest is 60 feet in the air. Making maintenance and repair problematic. When the tower was lowered, in case another rescue was needed, Tommy’s efforts to install the washer were made then. Unfortunately it was a good idea that didn’t last. And I would imagine any equipment tall enough to reach so high is expensive.
          I doubt that the owner expected his little project, to glimpse the lives of his osprey neighbors , would blow up to such a far-reaching well loved site. Sadly, we are having a really bad year.

        • Isabella July 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm - Reply

          Blast from the past…..they used to comment…..maybe before Shelli and Mary Anne?

          • Tiffany W. July 18, 2019 at 8:14 pm - Reply

            I think everyone abandoned ship!!

            • CarolV.. July 19, 2019 at 8:38 am

              If ship were abandoned, there would be no site.

            • winnie July 21, 2019 at 8:27 am

              Agree with Tiffany-sad looked forward to watching this cam Why cant someone go up there & clean it other ospreycams do it & the kestrel cam had to be cleaned everyday. Oh well back to Lolo & Barnegut-Thanks anyway!

            • Isabella July 21, 2019 at 11:35 pm

              Just a refresher…..this is what an osprey looks like!

      • Isabella July 18, 2019 at 9:33 am - Reply

        🙁

    49. Isabella July 18, 2019 at 12:01 am - Reply

      Supper….🐥🐥s lined up to eat

    50. CarolV.. July 17, 2019 at 11:01 pm - Reply

      We’ve had a loud thunder and lightning session with buckets of rain. Backed down for now, with more to come, hopefully, throughout the night. May continue on into the morning. about 74 now, fairly steady at72 overnight, with highs around 77 tomorrow.
      Hear another round of t&l heading at us. HAGN!

    51. PattyK July 17, 2019 at 8:50 pm - Reply

      So sorry that chick # 3 wasn’t recognized…..we saw the hatch…it’s as if it didn’t count….Jonny would have been a good name……..

      • CarolV July 18, 2019 at 8:18 am - Reply

        He’s Jonny to me unless another name is nominated. Yes, even unhatched 🥚 were affectionately named Eggbert so this baby needs a name

    52. Isabella July 17, 2019 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      A Quick spritzle …..🐥🐥s seemed to enjoy it!

      • Isabella July 17, 2019 at 4:18 pm - Reply

        Nice and fluffy after a shower….than a meal🐟

    53. Isabella July 17, 2019 at 3:37 pm - Reply

      Lunch 🍴🐟

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

        Jane fishflopped it to the right…it’s that shiny silver thing

        • Isabella July 17, 2019 at 3:43 pm - Reply

          One 🐥 went to the right…the other laid down….I think George is behind the big blob …possibly with a fish

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

            Now I don’t know if Jane flew up and over with the fish?

            • Isabella July 17, 2019 at 3:51 pm

              Both adults were on the nest….alerting…than took off…most likely with 🐟…..🐥 pancaked

            • Isabella July 17, 2019 at 3:54 pm

              George returns and is thinking of his nest move

    54. CarolV July 17, 2019 at 5:20 am - Reply

      The remnants of Barry arriving late today. Doubt that it will clear the lens (trying reverse psychology) but rain 🌧 will be nice 👍🏿
      Unfortunately heat wave following
      HAGD everyone

    55. Isabella July 17, 2019 at 1:37 am - Reply

      Talons crossed! 🌧

    56. Isabella July 17, 2019 at 12:32 am - Reply

      🐥1 getting comfy for bedtime…while 🐥2 finishes supper by the moonlight……good night ospreyz! 😴

    57. Kammy McLoughlin July 16, 2019 at 8:35 pm - Reply

      Anyone know which baby this is under the light of the silvery moon?

      • Tiffany W. July 17, 2019 at 12:25 am - Reply

        The best that I could tell is it’s chick #2

        Here’s a better pic of the top of its head:

      • Tiffany W. July 17, 2019 at 12:28 am - Reply

        In the area between the center head stripe and the eyestripe chick #1 has a hodgepodge of white feathers …

      • Tiffany W. July 17, 2019 at 12:31 am - Reply

        Chick #2 seems to have 2 neat strips of white feathers between the center head strip and the eyestripe, especially noticeable on the right (our left as it faces us) side:

      • Tiffany W. July 17, 2019 at 12:39 am - Reply

        The feathers below the eyes, inner corner right next to the beak, is different … chick #1 has more white feathers in thicker bands, and, to me, the stripe below the eyes looks wider (thicker) than chick #2’s. Chick #1 seems to have more white head feathers overall, giving it a lighter appearance. Can’t offer up better in the way of pictures!!

        • Tiffany W. July 17, 2019 at 12:48 am - Reply

          Yeah, I found pictures!!
          Chick #1

        • Tiffany W. July 17, 2019 at 12:49 am - Reply

          Chick #2

        • Tiffany W. July 17, 2019 at 12:52 am - Reply

          Tip: Open each pic in a tab (hover the cursor over the pic, then right click and you’ll get a drop down menu). Then go back and forth between the 2 tabs … you can see the difference better that way.

      • Tiffany W. July 17, 2019 at 1:09 am - Reply

        I’m basing this on the few times that one chick was beating up the other and then the beat up chick came right up to the camera after those incidents, once with the dominant chick following right behind and pecking all the way to the camera, so I got a good view of both. So, unless chick #2 became the dominant chick somewhere along the way, these ID’s are correct.

        • CarolV July 17, 2019 at 9:13 am - Reply

          You’v Done a lot of observation! I’m not that patient. If we ever see them we’ ll know who’s who!

          • Tiffany W. July 17, 2019 at 11:47 am - Reply

            We’ll know who’s who only if they’re in our faces!! … practically smooshed up to the lens!!

      • CarolV July 17, 2019 at 5:23 am - Reply

        Nice shot!
        And no. Either one or two would be my guess 😇😀😁

    58. CarolV.. July 16, 2019 at 6:19 pm - Reply

      George came in with a fish and no one paid attention at first……..

      • CarolV.. July 16, 2019 at 6:21 pm - Reply

        Then up popped a chicky…. I think he’s got her full attention!

    59. CarolV.. July 16, 2019 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      Since we are blockaded from our guys, hope it’s okay to mention there appears to be 2 chicks in the Verizon nest and at least 2 in the 105/24 nest- the other nests I try to keep track of. Looks like a season for pairs.

    60. Arlene J Coverdale July 16, 2019 at 1:54 pm - Reply

      NICE!!!…the names I entered are on the list!!!!!!!!!!

      • Isabella July 17, 2019 at 12:34 am - Reply

        Good for you!

    61. Tucker July 16, 2019 at 11:18 am - Reply

      My names didn’t make the list. I said Neil & Buzz to honor two American Heros.

      • Tiffany W. July 16, 2019 at 4:56 pm - Reply

        That would have been nice being that July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon!!

        • Tiffany W. July 16, 2019 at 5:10 pm - Reply

          Being a child at the time I vividly remember watching the landing on TV — small and black & white, as it was!! — but I didn’t truly understand or appreciate the huge achievement or significance of the landing!!

      • CarolV.. July 16, 2019 at 6:03 pm - Reply

        Good choices! The committee must have had a hard time narrowing it down!

      • Isabella July 17, 2019 at 12:38 am - Reply

        Cute Tucker…remember sitting in front of the 📺 with my family… was such a major event!….BTW….Tucker would have been a good name!

        • Tiffany W. July 17, 2019 at 9:01 pm - Reply

          Biff could be for chick #1 and Tucker could be for chick #2!! Get it?? LOL

    62. CarolV July 16, 2019 at 9:14 am - Reply

      Looks like a fire 🔥 in a fireplace!
      Maybe they should 💩 on that!

      • Isabella July 17, 2019 at 12:42 am - Reply

        That really caught my eye….what the heck did they bring to the nest that reflects the sun!Lol

    63. Isabella July 16, 2019 at 5:03 am - Reply

      Looks like everyone still sleeping 💤

      • Isabella July 16, 2019 at 9:07 am - Reply

        Breakfish

    64. Isabella July 15, 2019 at 10:07 pm - Reply

      You’re getting sleepy….sleeeepy 😴 ……good night ospreyz!

    65. Isabella July 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      Dinner 🐟

    66. CarolV.. July 15, 2019 at 6:33 pm - Reply

      That’s a nice big fish that Jane pulled in from the darkside-left (George) and proceeded to feed the darkside right(chicks)

    67. Isabella July 15, 2019 at 5:59 pm - Reply

      🐥?….finally “pancakes “ to alerting…but not without a little sass!

    68. CarolV July 15, 2019 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      I propose JONNY for chick#3. As in an old song… Jonny we hardly knew ya…
      Poor chicky deserves a remembrance

      • Isabella July 15, 2019 at 5:23 pm - Reply

        I agree about 🐣3….this was my proposal for all three

        • CarolV.. July 15, 2019 at 6:41 pm - Reply

          Cute…… nice nursery rhyme….

          I went with conditions most prevalent this season.. … Rain and Hazel……..’ rainy start followed by ever increasing haze-l

          • Tiffany W. July 15, 2019 at 8:13 pm - Reply

            ROFL

          • Isabella July 15, 2019 at 10:17 pm - Reply

            Me like 😊

    69. Isabella July 15, 2019 at 12:40 pm - Reply

      The names I entered aren’t on the list

      • Admin Mary Anne July 15, 2019 at 2:32 pm - Reply

        Hi Isabella, the OZ team selected 13 names out of all the names that were sent in.

      • Tiffany W. July 15, 2019 at 3:45 pm - Reply

        Sorry to “hear” that Isabella … they were probably really cute names. But, we’ll all probably still call whoever comes to the “window” just chick because it’s so darn difficult to tell who’s who!! Besides, they’re eating so well — which means they’re ps-ing so well — so it probably won’t be long before the whole view is stuccoed over and we won’t be able to see ANYTHING!! And, then, at that point names won’t really matter!! Hope this makes you feel a little better!!

        • Isabella July 15, 2019 at 5:20 pm - Reply

          Funny 😄…..stuccoed over describes it well!……I misunderstood about the names…thought everyone’s for round 1….then edited down for round 2….didn’t really love what I entered..just was hoping there’d be more to choose from

          • Isabella July 15, 2019 at 5:41 pm - Reply

            And yes they were cute….Mike & Ike….the candy made by just born co…..same company that makes PEEPS 🐥🐥

          • CarolV.. July 15, 2019 at 6:46 pm - Reply

            Also cute!

          • Tiffany W. July 15, 2019 at 8:09 pm - Reply

            That was cute!!

          • Marg July 18, 2019 at 11:10 am - Reply

            I enjoy all of your posts, Isabella. I got confused – I was laughing so hard. A sense of humor is a great blessing. Again, TY for keeping, keeping on!!!

        • CarolV.. July 15, 2019 at 7:05 pm - Reply

          Liked stucco-ed over! Perfect description…… I was thinking on the drive home that rain isn’t gonna help…. hammer and chisel likely needed!

          • Tiffany W. July 15, 2019 at 8:09 pm - Reply

            ~

          • Tiffany W. July 15, 2019 at 8:10 pm - Reply

            Or a jackhammer!!

          • Tiffany W. July 15, 2019 at 8:11 pm - Reply

            click on pic to see GIF

          • Isabella July 15, 2019 at 10:14 pm - Reply

            😝…..jackhammer guy was a little obscene !….lol!

          • Tiffany W. July 16, 2019 at 8:28 am - Reply

            I didn’t see that Isabella … I thought it was so cute!!

          • ChrisH July 16, 2019 at 10:13 am - Reply

            Got some good chuckles from this thread!! Thanks for the smiles!

          • CarolV.. July 16, 2019 at 6:01 pm - Reply

            I used to know a guy named Jack….. reminds me a little bit of him….. and DON”T ASK!

          • Marg July 17, 2019 at 7:47 pm - Reply

            OMG you all are Hilarious. Carol – I have to know more about Jack, Tiffany thought it was cute ad it IS – and Isabella you get the belly laugh with that hammer and chisel. Your sense of humor keeps me peeking in. TY

          • CarolV.. July 17, 2019 at 11:05 pm - Reply

            TY, Marg…. we have to entertain since the kids threw up(pooped up) the curtains! And sorry, Jack is a distant memory and shall remain a secret! Other than I also had a much loved cat named Jack….. Funny, never put those 2 together…. hmmmm……

          • Isabella July 18, 2019 at 9:39 am - Reply

            Hi Marg!…..hammer and chisel was CarolV and Tiffany…..hope you enjoy my posts anyway!….thx!

        • Charlie July 16, 2019 at 8:06 am - Reply

          I wonder what happened to the camera washing system Tommy rigged up a couple of years ago – it was working last season?

          • Admin Mary Anne July 16, 2019 at 11:11 am - Reply

            Hi Charlie, I don’t think it wasn’t working last season.

    70. Tiffany W. July 15, 2019 at 7:54 am - Reply

      Like looking through a keyhole … wish there was a key to open the “door”!!

      Chick #2

      • Tiffany W. July 15, 2019 at 8:12 am - Reply

        Don’t steal my line CarolV!!

        • CarolV July 15, 2019 at 11:36 am - Reply

          Why? Just cause I stole Isabella ‘s? Always steal from the good ones!

          • CarolV July 15, 2019 at 11:44 am - Reply

            That’s one of those lines can be taken more ways depending on how it ‘s read! Was meant in a good way!

          • Isabella July 15, 2019 at 3:36 pm - Reply

            I take it as a compliment!😊….. and CarolV has used “ looking through a keyhole “ already …so I guess you’re referring to the second line

            • Tiffany W. July 15, 2019 at 5:33 pm

              Yes, I see that … on June 19th. And, that was when the view was, compared to now, relatively unobscured!!

              CarolV’s pic from 6/19

            • CarolV.. July 15, 2019 at 6:13 pm

              Did I? I remember peephole….. you could “steal” from me verbatim and I probably would be oblivious! Whatever fits the situation…………we all work together
              …….

            • CarolV.. July 15, 2019 at 6:44 pm

              Oh, man! Seeing that pic, I just want to break out with a chorus of–Those were the days, my friend!

    71. Isabella July 15, 2019 at 1:03 am - Reply

      🐥 🐥

    72. Isabella July 14, 2019 at 9:47 pm - Reply

      🐥 in the golden hour

      • Isabella July 14, 2019 at 9:50 pm - Reply

        Aww…all tucked in 💤…..good night ospreyz!….excited for tomorrow’s list of names

    73. CarolV.. July 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm - Reply

      talon-ted osprey….

      • CarolV.. July 14, 2019 at 8:03 pm - Reply

        82 now, dropping to about 68 under clear to cloudy skies.
        Tomorrow- starts with high clouds, turning sunny in afternoon. Temps to about 81.

        • CarolV.. July 14, 2019 at 8:10 pm - Reply

          July 16th
          Full Buck Moon
          5:38 pm

          July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon.

          • Isabella July 14, 2019 at 9:54 pm - Reply

            Always enjoy your moon 🌝 info!!

      • Isabella July 14, 2019 at 9:52 pm - Reply

        Catchy..isn’t it!…lol

        • Isabella July 14, 2019 at 9:55 pm - Reply

          Talon ted

      • CarolV July 15, 2019 at 2:19 pm - Reply

        Isabella. 😝😜😆

    74. Isabella July 14, 2019 at 7:57 pm - Reply

      🐥 self feeding?…..I think it’s a fish…he kept biting and twisting

      • Tiffany W. July 14, 2019 at 10:35 pm - Reply

        Not a fish … something black or dark (clump of black or dark seaweed maybe) Jane brought at 16:12:25 that chick was playing with.

        • Isabella July 15, 2019 at 12:30 pm - Reply

          Dark lump of seaweed was other thought….good practice for self feeding…he was really biting and twisting just like mom and dad!

    75. GinaM July 14, 2019 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      Just curious, isn’t Tommy’s windshield cleaner working this year? He was such a hero last year when he turned that thing on and we could see through the poo.

      • Isabella July 15, 2019 at 12:24 pm - Reply

        No it doesn’t work…..don’t think it has worked for 2 years….never heard of any plans to fix it 🙁

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