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Tommy Aprea - Windsong Osprey Nest

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June 15th, 2020: Two eggs in the nest. Mostly sunny this week.

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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

    44,085 Comments

    1. Isabella September 6, 2019 at 8:04 pm - Reply

      Screen finally looks mostly clean….. but looks like the 🐥🐥s have gone vegan! For now we have a seaweed cam 😝

    2. Kammy McLoughlin September 6, 2019 at 7:04 pm - Reply

      I hope the seaweed dries out tomorrow and we get a good view of the Babes before they leave, and of course, George.

    3. CarolV September 6, 2019 at 3:02 pm - Reply

      One of George ‘s more expressive creations……
      “Seaweed in Abstract “

      I think he’s finally putting in that second story I always thought he wanted! In which case, maybe the sparrows will stick a nest in the cavity and we’l Have a sparrow cam! They churn out 3 or 4 broods per season! We’d just keep having babies!
      OK. Enough sarcasm

      • Isabella September 6, 2019 at 8:35 pm - Reply

        That may be freakin fledge tastic and noisy!

    4. CarolV September 6, 2019 at 1:35 pm - Reply

      Always seems breezy in Newfoundland! Makes for pretty feather effects!

      • Isabella September 6, 2019 at 8:06 pm - Reply

        Natural “blow out” lol

    5. Isabella September 6, 2019 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      “Shooting “ the Breeze in barnegat

    6. CarolV September 6, 2019 at 12:49 pm - Reply

      Sprinkling already by me and predicted harder rain on the way. Chilly,too— 65 by OZ and 62 here.
      Rain in forecast most of the day thru to early a.m. followed by the lovely 💨 wind symbol through the morning.
      Dorian blowing out to sea.

      Hoping Jane made a safe journey and continues on her way to a buenes vacaciones
      Ir con Dios, hermosa dama🤧👋

      • CarolV September 6, 2019 at 2:48 pm - Reply

        Translation-
        Have a good vacation…………Go with God, beautiful lady…………..

    7. CarolV September 6, 2019 at 12:20 pm - Reply

      Here we go again! Fill in the tiny view!

    8. Isabella September 6, 2019 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      🐥 calling for a 🐟

      • Isabella September 6, 2019 at 12:12 pm - Reply

        Got seaweed

        • Isabella September 6, 2019 at 12:15 pm - Reply

          Both 🐥🐥s calling in stereo…..one to left of black blob flew off…..don’t know if they ever got 🐟

    9. CarolV September 5, 2019 at 9:15 pm - Reply

      NEWFOUNDLAND ospreycam….Very happy to see Hope is still there. George is delivering fish and kid shows up to have Mom feed her…. this time she made a move to grab fish herself, but still got beat out by Mom. Hope showed kid the guarding technique for a bit, then fed her.

      • CarolV September 5, 2019 at 9:40 pm - Reply

        Checked back and saw Kid had attempted to steal fish and was in a tug o’fish with Hope… and at another point, Kid had fish and Hope took it back. Glad to see Kid is getting some practice with things she’s going to need to stand up to others juvies

        The touch pad on my computer is going, making it harder , nearly impossible to post or edit pics… making me sad… hoped we (me and computer) could make it to end of season… I am resistant to change in my tech “partners”

        Nice cool night, 62 now, staying steady at 61 under overcast skies….. rain forecast for tomorrow afternoon and into the night…

        • CarolV September 6, 2019 at 12:14 pm - Reply

          Phone less satisfactory but still works

        • Isabella September 6, 2019 at 1:15 pm - Reply

          Technology is wonderful and frustrating!…..hope you and your computer hang in there with us !! 💻🤬🤞

    10. nfc September 5, 2019 at 1:37 pm - Reply

      Hi. Here is a picture of the nest that I took several weeks ago. It was taken from the land near the nest. There is a smudge you see in the sky that has been showing up on the camera. I hope the picture comes up. I never posted a picture before.

      • CarolV September 5, 2019 at 9:17 pm - Reply

        You did fine!

      • ChrisH September 6, 2019 at 9:40 am - Reply

        It’s a UFO – lol!

        Great pic — love seeing the nest from a different vantage point!

      • Isabella September 6, 2019 at 1:09 pm - Reply

        Easy to see why screen is dirty….this is what most other cams look like

        • nfc September 6, 2019 at 2:32 pm - Reply

          Isabella— that is the problem with the camera at Oz. It is right on the nest not above it. I could see the camera when we were there. It doesn’t show up on the picture .

    11. CarolV September 5, 2019 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      Checked in to happy noises as kid eats
      Couldn’t fine tune playback to see if dad delivered or she brought it herself

    12. Isabella September 5, 2019 at 10:08 am - Reply

      🐥 has been on and off nest asking for a 🐟…..each time she flew off…heard an adult alerting…..maybe she got breakfish off nest

      • Isabella September 5, 2019 at 10:13 am - Reply

        Prayers for all the people and creatures great and small in the path of Dorian!

        • ChrisH September 6, 2019 at 9:42 am - Reply

          For sure!

    13. CarolV September 5, 2019 at 9:06 am - Reply

      I rarely catch anyone home on my quick checks but I do see furniture get moved
      I also heard someone a little after 6ish. Sounded more juvie than George.
      We had some rain 🌧 overnight and now it’s working on a beautiful day!

    14. Isabella September 4, 2019 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      Grab n go 🐟

      • Isabella September 4, 2019 at 5:16 pm - Reply

        Hi George!

    15. Isabella September 4, 2019 at 8:56 am - Reply

      Invisible George brings breakfish

      • Isabella September 4, 2019 at 3:52 pm - Reply

        Quick visit looking for 🐟

        • Isabella September 4, 2019 at 3:55 pm - Reply

          Winnie mentioned this nest in barnegat nj….new camera……pretty cool to watch breakfish coming in!

          • Isabella September 4, 2019 at 3:57 pm - Reply

            Thanks dad…see you next meal!

            • Isabella September 4, 2019 at 4:02 pm

              I’ll eat it over here

            • Isabella September 4, 2019 at 4:05 pm

              Not a good idea!

            • Isabella September 4, 2019 at 4:07 pm

              Don’t let go of your 🐟 O

            • Isabella September 4, 2019 at 4:10 pm

              Reverse…reverse!!

            • Isabella September 4, 2019 at 4:14 pm

              I should find a different spot

            • Isabella September 4, 2019 at 4:16 pm

              Don’t see my 🐟!

            • Isabella September 4, 2019 at 4:21 pm

              Intruder alert

            • Isabella September 4, 2019 at 4:22 pm

              Go get your own 🐟!

            • Isabella September 4, 2019 at 4:25 pm

              This chick likes to eat on the edge

          • winnie September 5, 2019 at 9:33 am - Reply

            nice to see them still here-our days are numbered now for their departure-God Speed to them all!

    16. Isabella September 3, 2019 at 5:05 pm - Reply

      Halley waking up the neighborhood demanding a 🐟…..she kept circling and buzzing that tree top…

      • Isabella September 3, 2019 at 5:09 pm - Reply

        Did she give up and catch this…..or she picked up take out to eat home

    17. Isabella September 3, 2019 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      Smart osprey knows where the 🐟 are

    18. Isabella September 3, 2019 at 4:47 pm - Reply

      There is a 🐥 behind the “ bush” with a 🐟

      • Isabella September 3, 2019 at 4:49 pm - Reply

        🐥 behind black blob

        • Isabella September 3, 2019 at 4:49 pm - Reply

          With 🐟

          • Isabella September 3, 2019 at 5:01 pm - Reply

            Both 🐥🐥s on the nest…each with a 🐟

    19. CarolV September 3, 2019 at 2:59 pm - Reply

      Kid came screaming in and it looked like wing shadows over her. Thought maybe fish time but didn’t see any delivery. She chattered to herself before taking off a minute later.
      Beautiful late summer day!

    20. Isabella September 3, 2019 at 8:46 am - Reply

      Big flipping 🐟 come to those who wait……

      • Isabella September 3, 2019 at 4:50 pm - Reply

        Hanging talon!🏄

    21. CarolV September 3, 2019 at 7:57 am - Reply

      And now they are hanging curtains

      I checked on our friend Rjoneal, in Florida, yesterday and she said to say hi 👋
      She and her family in Jacksonville are ready for whatever comes.
      Good thoughts heading out to all our FL and southern coastal friends

    22. CarolV September 2, 2019 at 6:11 pm - Reply

      We were under a tornado 🌪 warning for a while. Mostly west of here but close enough! My storm alert 🐈 was frantically seeking shelter before I heard the thunder! All is well and I feel like a wimp complaining while they are talking about Dorian on tv!

      Can’t tell if rain hit OZ. Still looking dry and the weather maps weren’t showing clouds over there.

      There was a lot of commotion and chirping when I took pics but couldn’t tell if a fish 🐟 was part of it. Hate not being able to figure out what’ Going on!!

      • Admin Mary Anne September 3, 2019 at 8:21 am - Reply

        Carol, that was a wild storm! Confirmed tornado was in Manorville!

    23. Isabella September 2, 2019 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      Flying in and out….George and the 🐥🐥s?…..looks like both 🐥🐥s on the nest….seem to want 🐟…don’t know if they got one

      • Isabella September 2, 2019 at 2:55 pm - Reply

        Think they can just step up to the perch

        • Isabella September 2, 2019 at 3:03 pm - Reply

          Even if the screen gets cleaned…we would be looking at mostly osprey legs and undercarriage …..then there is always the dreaded right side

    24. CarolV September 2, 2019 at 11:25 am - Reply

      Doesn’t seem like much happening. Saw some ins and outs. heard some calling…..just did a quick run thru

      Is it me or can we see daylight thru the schmutz??????

      About 74 now, overcast….. App says partly sunny but that’s optimistic, at least by me….. chance of t-storms starting 2-ish and lasting til at least midnight… subject to Mom Nature’s whim…

    25. CarolV September 2, 2019 at 11:01 am - Reply

      Checked in on NEWFOUNDLAND osprey….. Kid has had a couple quick flights….
      She and Mom were pacing, waiting for the deliveryman to arrive…..
      Young’un was out when Beaumont came…. When kid showed up, she almost landed on mom…. again! Seems like her favorite spot to land!

      As reward, Kid got to eat the fish tail…..

      • CarolV September 2, 2019 at 11:03 am - Reply

        Perfect 2-point landing as she shows off those wings!

      • Isabella September 2, 2019 at 6:13 pm - Reply

        nice Soft landing on the mother ship! Lol

    26. Isabella September 2, 2019 at 3:59 am - Reply

      Halley beating mom to the breakfish table……Halley assumes the position…..beautiful Rachel

    27. CarolV September 1, 2019 at 5:11 pm - Reply

      Looked in just in time to hear kid screeching a greeting and landing at the top corner just ahead of this lovely fish… George, I presume, brought it.
      A lot of detail was lost in the glare. I couldn’t tell, at first, if the kid had the fish, even tho she was sitting there and appeared to be eating. Had to slow video speed to catch a ghost image of the flipping tail.

    28. Isabella September 1, 2019 at 9:37 am - Reply

      George quietly tidying up the nest

      • Isabella September 1, 2019 at 9:42 am - Reply

        Breakfish may have occurred before camera woke up….or they dined out 🐟

    29. CarolV August 30, 2019 at 8:35 pm - Reply

      This fish did not go willingly! It flung itself all around and I thought it was gonna “fly” on its own. But the kid to the right wrestled it to dinner.

      • CarolV August 30, 2019 at 8:40 pm - Reply

        The one to the right, which I think was still the kiddo who wrestled the fish, was still there when this one dropped, seemingly from the perch. So I’m thinking both still here?
        Looked like he made his way over for leftovers…(pronouns are just suggestions)

    30. Leesa Downs August 30, 2019 at 4:45 pm - Reply

      Got to check on our family from the waterside Tuesday afternoon. I could see someone perched on the nest but of course couldn’t get close enough to see who it was. This was the first time my 6 and 9 year old grandkids got to see the nest in person, even though from afar, they were both really excited as they have been following our family with me from home in Tennessee so this was a real treat for them. Love it when we take our boat rides past there,

      • CarolV August 30, 2019 at 8:31 pm - Reply

        Wow… so much fun for them… and you too! You had a good day today!

        • CarolV August 30, 2019 at 8:58 pm - Reply

          I should have noticed you said Tuesday… hope today was just as good!

          • Leesa Downs September 6, 2019 at 6:37 pm - Reply

            Carol, it was Tuesday. Not Wednesday. Thank goodness, because of all the rain on Wednesday!!

    31. CarolV August 30, 2019 at 11:45 am - Reply

      TO RJONEAL AND ALL OUR FLORIDA FRIENDS………….. Thinking about you and hoping Dorian is falling apart. Wishing you good luck and sending a prayer

    32. CarolV August 30, 2019 at 11:29 am - Reply

      Slightly clearer……. still don’t know who’s who, except this is kiddo taking fish from George.

    33. Isabella August 30, 2019 at 8:42 am - Reply

      Recovered 🐟 quickly after it went slip sliding away….sounds like sib is on perch asking for her own 🐟

    34. CarolV August 30, 2019 at 7:23 am - Reply

      Good Morning!

      Enjoying breakfish…………….

    35. CarolV August 30, 2019 at 7:17 am - Reply

      I got some pics of Ms. Newfoundland flying this morning. Mary Anne Miller posted to Fb that she fledged yesterday. Happy to see she made it.
      She was practicing fast and furious this morning at dawn. Mom stopped in and kiddo showed her technique.
      Kid took off and did a fly-around. Coming back, she almost landed on Mom, who did the quick step getting out of the way!

      • CarolV August 30, 2019 at 11:02 am - Reply

        All eyes were on Beaumont bringing in breakfish…. He rode the invisible elevator down to the nest.

        • CarolV August 30, 2019 at 11:05 am - Reply

          A very handsome family….. Hope has darker markings, so I guess that’s who Kid takes after…. this is one of the darkest chicks I’ve seen.

          • CarolV August 30, 2019 at 11:10 am - Reply

            And a very chubby buddha babe…… one of the chunkiest !
            After a very rough start, Hope- a first time mom from what I could see- made up for her earlier hesitations and stuffed this kid!

            7/27/19
            All these photos courtesy Newfoundland Power Co. nestcam

            • CarolV August 30, 2019 at 11:15 am

              This was a moment of communing between dad and kid…….
              She was very feisty even at a young age and went after both parents at times, if their nestorating cause too much inconvenience.

    36. Isabella August 29, 2019 at 11:46 am - Reply

      Breakfish…..looks like some improvement in stucco wall….but still hazy

    37. Isabella August 29, 2019 at 6:16 am - Reply

      Better?…..maybe a little …we’ll see….or not

      • ChrisH August 29, 2019 at 10:41 am - Reply

        It does look better! Either washing or flaking off.

        • CarolV August 30, 2019 at 11:59 am - Reply

          We had a lot of rain and it came from a different direction than normal…Every little bit helps!

    38. CarolV August 28, 2019 at 7:46 pm - Reply

      I could hear some calling but didn’t see anyone…..
      We had rain all afternoon and may continue thru the night. It’s cells or bands that show up in one section but not others. Looks like fog is covering the bay, too.
      Is it wishful thinking or is the lens slightly better?

    39. Isabella August 28, 2019 at 5:44 pm - Reply

      Still raining 🌧…..let’s see what happens!

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

        Halley’s view

        • Isabella August 28, 2019 at 5:52 pm - Reply

          Going to the “catchers mound” for her breakfish

          • Isabella August 28, 2019 at 5:55 pm - Reply

            I spy 2 osprey……Audrey?………….Rachel and Audrey are still around….wonder if Jane is

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

        Didn’t expect this to happen! Lol

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

        Stopped raining….no better 🙁

    40. CarolV August 28, 2019 at 11:30 am - Reply

      We’v Been having rain off and on most of the morning here in CUTCHOGUE , even though it was predicted for later today. Now it’s on the forecast for most of the afternoon.
      Looks like the nest is wet

      • CarolV August 28, 2019 at 11:35 am - Reply

        I was thinking someone was in that left corner but that peephole has been blocked for the last few hours so I’m guessing there’s a pile of something.
        On a quick scroll back on my @&$)(! Phone, I caught someone home at one point but the furnishings are being rearranged.

    41. Isabella August 28, 2019 at 9:15 am - Reply

      George with breakfish….🐥 taking breakfish….to go……..George stayed behind to do nestorations……I haven’t seen (loosely speaking) both chicks on the nest

    42. Isabella August 27, 2019 at 9:41 am - Reply

      🐥 with 🐟

      • Isabella August 27, 2019 at 9:46 am - Reply

        Sunrise 🌅

        • Isabella August 27, 2019 at 9:57 am - Reply

          George with 🐟

          • Isabella August 27, 2019 at 9:59 am - Reply

            🐥 with 🐟…..🐥 took off with 🐟

            • Isabella August 27, 2019 at 10:08 am

              George with his thoughts 💭

            • Isabella August 27, 2019 at 10:12 am

              Gorgeous osprey…gorgeous view!

            • Isabella August 27, 2019 at 10:39 am

              Getting serious air !….this is the darkest chick I’ve ever seen

    43. Isabella August 27, 2019 at 2:55 am - Reply

      🐟 for one on the right

    44. CarolV August 26, 2019 at 7:58 pm - Reply

      The cleaning crew descended on the nest for a brief plunder,,,,,,,,,,,,, heard kid wheeping about a minute later and George was in there within minutes. The nest is secure, Major George!
      It was funny because just as I was signing in, I got a heads up from Betsy to check at 18:31 for the crow show….
      I still can’t tell diddly as to who’s who. Such a shame….

      67 now under overcast skies, dropping to 58 by dawn. Tomorrow looking partly sunny, with temps low 70s. HAGN, everyone!

    45. Isabella August 26, 2019 at 4:32 pm - Reply

      Sushi surprise….after telling the world..my 🐟 my 🐟….she took it to go

    46. Isabella August 26, 2019 at 8:57 am - Reply

      🐥 gets breakfish reverse Downton Abbey style…..”servent” knocked stick into view

      • Isabella August 26, 2019 at 9:27 am - Reply

        Dunrovin nest reminds me of sandcastle building …..visit site to see the entire nest….it’s amazing….and they have 3 gorgeous chicks 🐥🐥🐥!

    47. Isabella August 25, 2019 at 11:34 pm - Reply

      Supper fish entered on the right for Breeze?

      • Isabella August 25, 2019 at 11:36 pm - Reply

        Jane?

        • Isabella August 25, 2019 at 11:36 pm - Reply

          George

          • Isabella August 25, 2019 at 11:52 pm - Reply

            Ospreys have nice views!

            • ChrisH August 26, 2019 at 10:46 am

              Do they ever!!!

    48. CarolV August 25, 2019 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      Kiddo was sitting talking to herself and suddenly brightened up, as Bigfoot came in to rearrange sticks….. begging ensued.

      Cool, dry 66 now…. dropping to 59 by dawn…. was overcast today but we are showing sun for tomorrow ..and high of 73.

    49. CarolV August 25, 2019 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      Isabella…. Dr. Seuss will go on forever!

      • Isabella August 25, 2019 at 11:38 pm - Reply

        👍👍!!

    50. CarolV August 25, 2019 at 6:44 pm - Reply

      Somebody’s home…. and looking for fish, from the sound of it…
      And a new stick right across the “view” ……. yay……

      • Isabella August 25, 2019 at 11:40 pm - Reply

        Yes…they really like to “stick “ it to us!! 😝

        • CarolV August 26, 2019 at 2:01 pm - Reply

          Not what I want to see when I “log in”

          • Isabella August 26, 2019 at 4:18 pm - Reply

            CarolV…I knew you “wood” have a great reply! 😜

    51. CarolV August 24, 2019 at 1:50 pm - Reply

      Kinda think that ‘s George… hard to tell on this phone…

      On Verizon nest as I came in to work, it sounded like Vera screeching from the nest. Vic was leisurely eating his fish 🐟 on his post. When he flew to the nest, I could hear the kid chime in. Double chorus to greet the fish 🐠

      • winnie August 24, 2019 at 3:44 pm - Reply

        are you having a problem with the cam? My screen is totally black! Thanks

        • Admin Mary Anne August 24, 2019 at 4:17 pm - Reply

          It’s working ok for me, are you still having a problem, Winnie?

          • winnie August 25, 2019 at 9:00 am - Reply

            so strange-its Dunrovin & Hellgate too screens are all black-wonder what happened?

            • Admin Mary Anne August 25, 2019 at 9:24 am

              Winnie, I am watching both of them live now, no black screen. OZ view is fine also. Looks like it may be a problem on your end.

    52. Isabella August 24, 2019 at 9:06 am - Reply

      Looks like George wants a step up to the perch

    53. Isabella August 23, 2019 at 8:58 pm - Reply

      Last meal of the day

      • Isabella August 23, 2019 at 9:01 pm - Reply

        Poor 🐟 was still flipping…it’s that yellow tail sticking up

      • Trinity August 24, 2019 at 11:10 am - Reply

        My first check in for a few weeks, nice to read all the snippets and see some pics, though I feel like a peeping Tom with the camera view !!

        • Isabella August 25, 2019 at 11:41 pm - Reply

          Hi Trinity!!

    54. CarolV August 23, 2019 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      It was a gloomy overcast day but supposed to clear overnight to a gorgeous weekend. Sunny and mid 70s tomorrow, slightly warmer and still sunny Sunday.
      Temps now about 71, dropping to low 60s… with a possible 59 on my side of the Island! Love those cool nights! Everyone, HAGN! Sweet dreams!

    55. CarolV August 23, 2019 at 6:38 pm - Reply

      At least 2 birds were in the nest….. begging could be heard.

      Then, a bit later, someone came in on the left and the kid got this fish. There is still a bird to the right, I believe.

      And I hear adult challenging as I post… and more begging…..

      • CarolV August 23, 2019 at 7:37 pm - Reply

        George lands in sight and a kid drops from perch for her fish

    56. Kammy McLoughlin August 23, 2019 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      One of our babies waiting for a late lunch.

      • Isabella August 23, 2019 at 9:06 pm - Reply

        🙁 hard to tell who gets a 🐟….someone ate 11 ish

    57. Isabella August 23, 2019 at 1:51 pm - Reply

      🌧 May have cleaned a teeny bit…..you can see a little behind stucco wall

    58. CarolV August 23, 2019 at 11:54 am - Reply

      Checking in on the Newfoundland chick….. We’re rooting for ya, Kid!

      @ practice sessions, with some air-hops….. feathers filling in nicely…………… there are little feather fluffs scattered all around, like a field of flowers…………

      • CarolV August 23, 2019 at 11:55 am - Reply

        Showing off her wings for Dad-

        • CarolV August 23, 2019 at 11:58 am - Reply

          At least the 3rd fish this morning…. kid not in a rush to get fed…. Beaumont stops to commune with her before taking off.

      • Isabella August 23, 2019 at 1:54 pm - Reply

        Love this stage!…looks like feather confetti!

    59. CarolV August 23, 2019 at 10:39 am - Reply

      Someone was in the nest at the start of the day…..saw a few quick pop-ins.

      Heard some alarming and what sounded like begging…. now I can hear a chick chirp-chirping to herself…..

      • CarolV August 23, 2019 at 10:42 am - Reply

        Not sure if that was seaweed or an old, dried remnant the kid was working on… flew out after this.

        • Isabella August 23, 2019 at 1:55 pm - Reply

          I thought the same thing…nesting stuff or 🐟 jerky?

      • CarolV August 23, 2019 at 11:01 am - Reply

        Fish cheered in by this one, who has been waiting………….

    60. CarolV August 23, 2019 at 10:03 am - Reply

      We had another group of storms coming thru last night… with some thunder… not as noisy as the night before. Still a soggy morning…chance of showers thru the morning… a nice coolish 67, rising to mid 70s. clearing gradually, with a pleasant weekend lined up-

    61. Isabella August 22, 2019 at 11:35 pm - Reply

      Last one on the nest at days end

      • Isabella August 22, 2019 at 11:37 pm - Reply

        Supposed to be getting ⛈….but I see fireworks across the bay

    62. Isabella August 22, 2019 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      Camera jumped from 15:03 to this time….so didn’t see how 🐥 got 🐟…..big..whole.. flipping 🐟!

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

        Same 🐥…same🐟?

        • Isabella August 22, 2019 at 7:03 pm - Reply

          Different 🐟….different 🐥….old 🐟…new🐟?

          • CarolV August 23, 2019 at 9:57 am - Reply

            red fish… blue fish…

            • Isabella August 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

              CarolV…you read my mind and didn’t disappoint! Lol

    63. Isabella August 22, 2019 at 10:28 am - Reply

      🐥 screeches as she follows George to the nest to get 🐟

      • Isabella August 22, 2019 at 10:35 am - Reply

        Took it behind the petrified guano to eat…then moved to the Vaseline view….took a pause …….then started eating again when someone joined her

        • Isabella August 22, 2019 at 10:40 am - Reply

          Fishflopped it to the right while mantling ….. I think the someone is an adult because it’s not begging

          • Isabella August 22, 2019 at 10:43 am - Reply

            🐥 being fed by an adult

            • Isabella August 22, 2019 at 10:47 am

              Sounds like two adults alarming….🐥 and adult move to the right….feeding continues

            • Isabella August 22, 2019 at 11:02 am

              Again alarming in stereo……Jane could still be around?…..need Sherlock Holmes to find out!

      • CarolV August 22, 2019 at 12:33 pm - Reply

        I vaguely remember Jane took a vacation last year before she left left.. at least one. Saying adios to the neighbors

        • CarolV August 22, 2019 at 12:44 pm - Reply

          Post wrong place 🤭sure ya can figure it out!

          And,ISABELLA,, our watcher from Florida, Wind dancer, stopped in the store again and said 👋. She appreciates all your posts and info.. and everyone’s input ….she ‘s been visiting uphere

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

            So nice to hear!…hope she’s enjoying her visit!🙂

        • Isabella August 22, 2019 at 7:05 pm - Reply

          Now that you mention it…I do remember that…think they take a rest to fatten up for the journey south

    64. Isabella August 22, 2019 at 3:18 am - Reply

      Quite possible this may be Jane feeding 🐥….looks more like her legs and was tearing off pieces fast….George is usually a slower feeder and has whiter legs so hard to tell with the stucco and Vaseline!….Rachel and Audrey are still around….if they left it’s recent

    65. CarolV August 21, 2019 at 8:07 pm - Reply

      Looked pretty windy at the nest… kid’s feathers were rippling …….

      Just before 8p.m., the rain started hitting my awning like pebbles ….sharp and loud! It’s coming thru in line squalls….. and the thunder is distant but creeping closer. Uh oh… boom-booms even closer …..buhbye!

    66. Isabella August 21, 2019 at 5:17 pm - Reply

      All is calm til a 🐟 arrives

      • Isabella August 21, 2019 at 5:24 pm - Reply

        With the ruckus and Vaseline glare…hard to tell who got the fish….think it was 🐥 on the right….the glare affects how the pics come out …she is holding a 🐟 in her talons

        • Isabella August 21, 2019 at 5:26 pm - Reply

          Sib comes from the left hoping for a hand out

          • Isabella August 21, 2019 at 5:42 pm - Reply

            🐥 still eating 🐟…sib flies in…picks on pieces

            • Isabella August 21, 2019 at 5:49 pm

              Then she realizes daddy O riding 🏄 on a whopper of a 🐟…..her patience is rewarded by being fed

    67. Isabella August 21, 2019 at 9:47 am - Reply

      The Irish twins 🐥🐥 putting in their breakfish order….George flew off perch right before….didn’t return with 🐟….🐥🐥s left after waiting

      • CarolV August 21, 2019 at 8:09 pm - Reply

        Only fitting that the O’Spreys have Irish twins!

        • Isabella August 22, 2019 at 3:22 am - Reply

          Cute !

    68. Isabella August 21, 2019 at 12:52 am - Reply

      CarolV… I was thinking of you while taking the Dunrovin pics…..here’s some from last year of your sunrise wee folk

      • Isabella August 21, 2019 at 1:15 am - Reply

        I think Jane has left….safe journey Jane….hope to see you next season!……I like this pic of her in lavender, settled in for the night after a day of taking care of the 🐥🐥s

        • CarolV August 21, 2019 at 9:03 am - Reply

          I hope to see ALL of them and the nest next season!!!

          • Isabella August 21, 2019 at 10:16 am - Reply

            Well we wont see Sunny and Breeze….too bad they can’t clear the nest…so they start from scratch….or we may not be able to see Jane and George next season!

          • ChrisH August 21, 2019 at 10:20 am - Reply

            I second that, CarolV!!

            Isabella, that is a nice shot of Jane, looking pensive….

            • Isabella August 21, 2019 at 4:39 pm

              Thank you ChrisH!

      • CarolV August 21, 2019 at 7:57 pm - Reply

        I would imagine if a journey up to the nest is made, all the problems will be alleviated…… IF seems to be the issue…

        • Isabella August 22, 2019 at 3:24 am - Reply

          IF indeed!

    69. CarolV August 20, 2019 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      Kid has a fish……

      • CarolV August 20, 2019 at 7:55 pm - Reply

        Stopped a few seconds too soon in my search and missed the delivery! Tail flipped right in to lens!

    70. CarolV August 20, 2019 at 6:56 pm - Reply

      OK..Wiseguy!

      • CarolV August 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Reply

        Just George trying it for size…. he moved it away…….
        Could hear a beggar wheep-wheeping for fish…

    71. CarolV August 20, 2019 at 11:47 am - Reply

      Someone playing hide and seek behind the left schmutz . I see tail feathers and shadows
      At Verizon nest, we still have Vic and kid. Not sure about Vera. Can’t believe it ‘s end of season! 🥺☹️😳

      • Isabella August 21, 2019 at 10:05 am - Reply

        Tail feathers,shadows, beaks and talons…..funny how we had to go back to calling them chick and kid….due to the stucco and Vaseline can’t tell them apart…..can’t believe this has been our view almost all season….Squirmy was here in September….so still hoping screen will clear….but 🎼 it never rains 🌧☔️ In east Marion…and if it does…it never pours ⛈!

        • Isabella August 21, 2019 at 10:08 am - Reply

          🌦

    72. Isabella August 20, 2019 at 8:17 am - Reply

      Someone arrives before the 🐟 store is open so she leaves

      • Isabella August 20, 2019 at 8:21 am - Reply

        Don’t know if this is same 🐥…but she gets a 🐟

        • Isabella August 20, 2019 at 8:24 am - Reply

          Takes a few bites…then off she goes!

    73. Isabella August 19, 2019 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      Lonely George brings in new nesting material….does a little redecorating……pretty sure Jane is gone

    74. Isabella August 19, 2019 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      Lots of commotion over 🐟

      • Isabella August 19, 2019 at 4:58 pm - Reply

        Don’t know who the lucky 🐥 is….took a few bites …then it was 🐟 to go!

    75. nfc August 19, 2019 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      Hi everyone. I was in East Marion this am and I saw the nest at 10:50am. No one was home. We saw a juvie sitting on a treetop close to the nest. Maybe it was Sunny or Breeze.
      The first time I visited the nest was in the middle of the winter. So it was nice seeing and hearing the ospreys. There was one nest that had the whole family on the nest this am.
      The nest looks nice from where we were. What we are seeing this year is very disappointing. No worries about the location. I won’t reveal it. We were told not to when the first person told us where it is. I just kept that info under my hat. The season is winding down. Looking forward to seeing Harriet and M 15 in SWFL. They are back.
      The sea eagles in Australia are cute. They are only three weeks old. Most ospreys are flying and faving a great life.

      • Isabella August 19, 2019 at 5:05 pm - Reply

        Hi nfc…..too bad you weren’t there breakfish time….as you can see by my post …looks like both 🐥s and possibly George was home. Now my question is why didn’t someone shimmy up to the nest with a magic eraser! Lol

      • CarolV August 20, 2019 at 8:28 am - Reply

        TY for the update! At least there wasn’t a big blur floating in front of it!!!

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