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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

    44,116 Comments

    1. CarolV September 26, 2019 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Just sending a shout-out to PSEG utilities for another fine osprey rescue. An osprey, tangled in fishing line, was stuck in a tree in Mattituck (close to here) and, with the help of PSEG, removed from the tree to be taken to the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Center in Hampton Bays, to be examined and rehabilitated.
      PSEG was on hand for the rescue at OZ when one of ours was tangled in line. And they are ever ready to replace any nest that needs to be removed from their power poles, by erecting an additional pole with a saucer platform , providing a safer base for a new nest.

      Kudos to PSEG for their responsible co-operation in wildlife management!

      • Isabella September 26, 2019 at 12:12 pm - Reply

        👍👏 !!

      • ChrisH September 27, 2019 at 10:03 am - Reply

        Awesome!

    2. Isabella September 26, 2019 at 10:49 am - Reply

      First time saw an osprey yawn

      • Isabella September 26, 2019 at 10:52 am - Reply

        Not welcoming of visitor of same colors but different feathers

        • Isabella September 26, 2019 at 10:56 am - Reply

          You looking at me?

    3. Isabella September 25, 2019 at 7:36 pm - Reply

      Kammy….wishing you a safe journey!

    4. Isabella September 25, 2019 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      🐥 has a quick grooming…then flies off

    5. CarolV September 25, 2019 at 1:51 pm - Reply

      Ahhhhhhhh…..Good to the last scale!

      • CarolV September 25, 2019 at 1:52 pm - Reply

        That’s lunchtime… almost noon

    6. Isabella September 25, 2019 at 9:06 am - Reply

      So far…only CarolV s fairy orbs

      • Isabella September 25, 2019 at 9:12 am - Reply

        Coming to the breakfish table

        • Isabella September 25, 2019 at 9:16 am - Reply

          Fish tease…..Charlie took a looong time eating while C9 went bananas

          • Isabella September 25, 2019 at 9:19 am - Reply

            After complaining about the slow service….C9 gets her order

            • Isabella September 25, 2019 at 9:20 am

              No tip for you!

    7. CarolV September 25, 2019 at 6:53 am - Reply

      Pretty in pink…………….
      about 57 now, hitting about 72 later under sunny skies. We’ve been having exceptional weather, with what rain there was at night.No complaints!

    8. CarolV September 25, 2019 at 6:29 am - Reply

      NEWFOUNDLAND………. It’s a rainy morning; temps about 47,,,,,, break in the rain this a.m., with more afternoon and overnight.

      • CarolV September 25, 2019 at 6:31 am - Reply

        A little weather hasn’t stopped dad duty……. Beaumont in with a medium flopping live one and The Kid settles in to breakfish

    9. Kammy McLoughlin September 24, 2019 at 10:48 pm - Reply

      Isabella, thank you for the information on what kind of fish the ospreys eat. When I go to Central America (Nicaragua) next month on a medical mission I will have my ears open in case any of our friends are down there for the winter! I’m beginning to miss their begging. It has become such a soothing sound to me.

      • ChrisH September 26, 2019 at 10:04 am - Reply

        Safe travels, Kammy.

    10. CarolV September 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm - Reply

      Ms.Newfi was relatively calm talking her fish till she realized Dad wasn’t leaving! Just wanted to clean his beak, Missy!

    11. Isabella September 24, 2019 at 9:28 am - Reply

      Empty nest syndrome 😢.

    12. Isabella September 23, 2019 at 11:52 pm - Reply

      Fish incoming

      • Isabella September 23, 2019 at 11:54 pm - Reply

        And outgoing

        • Isabella September 23, 2019 at 11:57 pm - Reply

          Look ma! I’m talonted!

          • Isabella September 23, 2019 at 11:59 pm - Reply

            Montana postcard

    13. CarolV September 23, 2019 at 7:07 pm - Reply

      Scrolled thru and saw no one….. think I heard sniffles from the lonely nest…….(;+}}

      Posting my favorite fairy orbs…..

      • CarolV September 23, 2019 at 7:11 pm - Reply

        I haven’t seen Vic at the Verizon nest…

        • CarolV September 23, 2019 at 7:17 pm - Reply

          About 6:30 pm, Ms. Newfi danced in Beaumont and a nice, large live fish, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

          It’s pretty windy there and The Kid was huddling down in the nest as dark fell.
          Temp there is low 60s and dropping steadily overnight under overcast skies. Chance of showers after midnight, as temps continue to drop, with partly cloudy to cloudy skies, til they go to the high 40s tomorrow evening……….

      • Isabella September 24, 2019 at 12:49 am - Reply

        A couple of my favs that I posted for you last season….

        • Isabella September 24, 2019 at 12:51 am - Reply

          Click on tink pic!

        • Isabella September 25, 2019 at 9:07 am - Reply

          CarolV

    14. Kammy McLoughlin September 23, 2019 at 6:09 pm - Reply

      I must admit I have been watching C9, Beaumont’s baby, and Dunrovin sites, although I love ours the best. I was just watching C9 eat a fish and wondered if the Ospreys’ that eat freshwater fish, such as those in Montana, also eat freshwater fish when they get to their winter homes. And of course, having grown up fishing on Long Island, wonder if our babies and George and Jane eat saltwater fish at their winter home? I’m so sad the season is almost over. Thanks to Carol and Isabella for all of their updates and posts this season.

      • Isabella September 24, 2019 at 12:25 am - Reply

        Kammy…..what an interesting question….from info I’ve found….seems they eat whatever 🐟 they can get. I too watch other nests…though ospreyz is number one. Don’t know what next season will be with nest situation. Thx for the appreciation!!😊

    15. Isabella September 23, 2019 at 9:01 am - Reply

      Heard someone touch and go on perch….may have been George….quick alarm call

    16. CarolV September 22, 2019 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      On my scroll through I didn’t see any one here at Oz. Anybody??

      At Newfoundland, I was getting worried because I wasn’t seeing Dad but The Kid was eating. Thought she was working on a stockpile! But Beaumont is in and out so quickly I guess I was just missing him!
      Finally caught him this last delivery. Looked like the Kid was gonna stay in the nest.
      HAGN, everyone!

      • Admin Mary Anne September 22, 2019 at 8:26 pm - Reply

        Never saw anyone at OZ either today, Carol.

        • Isabella September 23, 2019 at 12:19 am - Reply

          As far as I’ve seen…empty nest all day!

    17. Isabella September 22, 2019 at 11:25 am - Reply

      As far as I’ve seen and heard…quiet on the nest……so I’m posting Charlo pics….. I barely watched this season….here’s C9 in the sunshine

      • Isabella September 22, 2019 at 11:27 am - Reply

        Osprey beauty!

        • Isabella September 22, 2019 at 11:29 am - Reply

          Wing over wasp

          • Isabella September 22, 2019 at 11:31 am - Reply

            Ready…aim….

      • Isabella September 22, 2019 at 6:03 pm - Reply

        Had to go waaaay back for a clear pic of the family!

        • ChrisH September 24, 2019 at 9:38 am - Reply

          That’s a good one!

    18. Isabella September 21, 2019 at 1:17 pm - Reply

      CarolV….when I said I finally got …crane on osprey… I was referring to your humor…..I first thought the construction 🏗…not bird

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

        Check……. like the crane shots, assorted types…

    19. Isabella September 21, 2019 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      🐥 …is this always the same 🐥? No way to know….🐥 getting ready to take off
      Ps…no yammering…..so quiet I checked if volume was up!

    20. Admin Mary Anne September 21, 2019 at 9:54 am - Reply

      9:34 am…Fledgling on the nest. Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com

    21. CarolV September 20, 2019 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      Beaumont arrived to an empty nest

      • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 5:03 pm - Reply

        ….and must have heard the freight train coming! Good reflexes, B!

        • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 7:25 pm - Reply

          Less than 5 mins. after that, Beaumont is back with another live fish. They stood looking at each other, each with fish in foot.

          • CarolV September 22, 2019 at 6:15 pm - Reply

            Wouldn’t let me finish posting pics…. The Kid jumped at B, who wisely left, leaving a flopping fish behind. Kid watched for a bit, finally deciding to trade up for the full sized fish. She was still in the nest, amongst her assorted fish trophies, when it got dark.

        • Isabella September 21, 2019 at 1:10 pm - Reply

          I like pic 2….funny!

      • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 7:29 pm - Reply

        Ms. Snippy went after Dad, who flew off, leaving a flopping fish behind him…..

        • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 11:05 pm - Reply

          The kid watched as the fish flopped around and I thought it was headed out but after some deliberation, the Kid decided to trade the 1/2 fish she held for the flopper.
          As it got dark, the Kid looked to be staying in the nest, where she had a midnight snack and breakfish to keep her company.

          • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 11:07 pm - Reply

            Sorry for the double post…. surprised program allowed it…

    22. CarolV September 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm - Reply

      Stop and go…………………….
      Only action I caught so far today….. other than a strand of spider silk blowing in the breeze… sparkly

      • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 2:19 pm - Reply

        Of course, they’re backwards…..

      • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm - Reply

        Oh…. the morning visit from the pixies….. love the pink jr. pixiettes

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

        Somebody’s here…..

        • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 7:15 pm - Reply

          George? Sat for a bit and thought I heard a peep or two…..

    23. CarolV September 20, 2019 at 10:31 am - Reply

      Newfoundland: The Kid dropped in to nest a little after 6ish and after it got light, found a nice dried fish for breakfish……………….

      Here’s Dad, delivering lunch to her.
      I wonder what the normal migration departure is this far north?? Beaumont is doing a super job taking care of this late hatching kid. The instinct to nurture the offspring to maturity seems to outway an instinct to leave…

      • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 10:32 am - Reply

        x

        • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 10:33 am - Reply

          x

          • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 3:15 pm - Reply

            There must be a sale! B brought in fish at 11:37

            • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 3:18 pm

              12:12, 13:17, 15:15

            • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 3:22 pm

              AND 16:08 and 16:23…………….. is he stocking her up? I didn’t catch him coming back for any uneaten leftovers…

    24. CarolV September 20, 2019 at 9:18 am - Reply

      Camera……… “Help me, I’m sinking!!!!!!!!!”

      • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 9:26 am - Reply

        ….going…..

        • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 9:31 am - Reply

          …….going……….

          • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 9:35 am - Reply

            ……………………going……………

            • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 9:51 am

              ………………………………….. going under………………

          • CarolV September 20, 2019 at 7:39 pm - Reply

            .

            • Isabella September 21, 2019 at 1:12 pm

              So sad!….this season was a real test for the visual and audio!

    25. Admin Mary Anne September 19, 2019 at 7:09 pm - Reply

      4:02 pm. Chick on nest yammering for food. Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com

      • Isabella September 19, 2019 at 8:08 pm - Reply

        Sorry I missed the yammering!

    26. Isabella September 19, 2019 at 8:57 am - Reply

      Lo and behold….a 🐥

    27. Isabella September 18, 2019 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      Haven’t seen or heard any osprey

    28. CarolV September 18, 2019 at 1:44 pm - Reply

      NEWFOUNDLAND:
      Ms. Newfi looked like she had a fish earlier but I only have 4 hour scroll back on phone and didn’t get a picture. Pesky customers again….
      I saw Dad drop by but didn’t catch an exchange. He hung around longer than usual, maybe discussing the nasty weather.. looks windy and rainy and 48 degrees according to the app.
      Or maybe he’s having the “conversation “ about what’s ahead…
      Haven’t learned how to post in order from phone but times are there

      • CarolV September 18, 2019 at 1:47 pm - Reply

        Meant this one of Kid coming in

        Hoping this is it

        • Isabella September 18, 2019 at 6:10 pm - Reply

          Hi CarolV!….thought you migrated with the osprey…. hope ur ok!……took a peek and took this pic of Batman possibly discussing best route south with dad.

    29. Isabella September 17, 2019 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      Mary Anne…..the day you said barnegat chick left…I was watching what looked like wingercising…..wonder if he was warming up for the journey. Also I thought I read there was another chick 45K?

      • Isabella September 17, 2019 at 5:01 pm - Reply

        I haven’t seen anyone since this morning….🐥🐥s May have begun their journey ….show up tonight or tomorrow

        • Isabella September 17, 2019 at 9:08 pm - Reply

          Nope…still here

          • Isabella September 17, 2019 at 9:11 pm - Reply

            And still yammering

      • Admin Mary Anne September 17, 2019 at 6:19 pm - Reply

        Isabella, here a scap I took of both chicks on the nest on Aug 19, as the storm was starting. 5:44 pm. The storm knocked out the cam for about 8 days. When they got it running again, 45K was nowhere to be seen and never returned.

        • Isabella September 17, 2019 at 9:16 pm - Reply

          Thank you Mary Anne!….hope he/she survived!

          • winnie September 18, 2019 at 3:15 pm - Reply

            I had sent an e-mail to Ben Wurst @ Barnegut asking what happened to the other baby-Because I too have been seeing only 1-never heard back from him! Hope the baby is ok!

            • Admin Mary Anne September 18, 2019 at 4:01 pm

              Winnie, no one knows what happened to the other chick. The cam went down on Aug 19th, in the storm. She was never seen on the nest after the cam was fixed days later.

            • Isabella September 18, 2019 at 6:05 pm

              Hi winnie !…..thx for mentioning barnegat…it’s a great site!

    30. Isabella September 17, 2019 at 10:04 am - Reply

      The early bird did not get the “worm”…..though she was yammering for one! Lol…….pink fairy orbs for CarolV

      • CarolV September 18, 2019 at 1:35 pm - Reply

        ❤️ shaped, no less!

      • winnie September 19, 2019 at 12:39 pm - Reply

        Another beautiful site is Dunrovin in Lolo Montana-looks like the 3 chicks are gone but the scenery is beautiful-the birds have taken over the nest-when the ospreys leave its kind of like sending your kids off to college-sad but happy for them at the same time!

        • Admin Mary Anne September 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm - Reply

          The C9 fledgling is still at the Charlo nest and so is Charlie, the adult male.

    31. Admin Mary Anne September 17, 2019 at 9:47 am - Reply

      Sept 17- Chick on nest yammering for fish. 6:46 am. Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com

    32. Isabella September 16, 2019 at 3:02 pm - Reply

      🐥 comes screaming into home plate!

      • Isabella September 16, 2019 at 3:04 pm - Reply

        Yammering 🐥 …or sib?

        • Isabella September 16, 2019 at 3:06 pm - Reply

          Might as well tidy up while waiting

          • Isabella September 16, 2019 at 3:20 pm - Reply

            Gave up and left…..maybe George’s 🐟 shop closed early today!

            • Isabella September 16, 2019 at 4:27 pm

              George reopened for his demanding ( yammering) customer……🐥🐟🙂

    33. Isabella September 16, 2019 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      CarolV…..OMG…just got crane on an osprey ! 😝

      • Isabella September 16, 2019 at 2:35 pm - Reply

        Moody morning

        • Admin Mary Anne September 16, 2019 at 8:35 pm - Reply

          NJ chick 46K, left at 8:08 am and never returned.

        • ChrisH September 17, 2019 at 9:55 am - Reply

          A beauty….

          • Isabella September 17, 2019 at 5:05 pm - Reply

            Really is a stunning osprey!

      • CarolV September 18, 2019 at 1:36 pm - Reply

        Hey! Good find!

    34. Admin Mary Anne September 16, 2019 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      12:45 pm. There’s a chick on the nest yammering for fish. Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com

      • Isabella September 16, 2019 at 2:16 pm - Reply

        Finally took off after no results from yammering!

    35. Admin Mary Anne September 16, 2019 at 11:14 am - Reply

      One of the chicks was there to grab a fish from George. 7:57 am Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com/

      • Isabella September 16, 2019 at 2:20 pm - Reply

        One of the best shots considering circumstances!

    36. CarolV September 15, 2019 at 7:41 pm - Reply

      As usual, heard the juvie, saw the action… up to interpretation….
      Juvie was at right, begging lightly… worked up to full scale cheering and someone landed at center, with a flash of pink that seemed to indicate fish. There was a tug o’fish and yammering… and bird at right took off.
      At one point it almost looked like both birds had spots, but there was a lot of flailing during the tug. Unknown.

      • CarolV September 15, 2019 at 7:56 pm - Reply

        Went to look again and this juvie was the one left, wings out and wheep, wheeping…one stealing from the other?????? Maybe

        • CarolV September 15, 2019 at 8:10 pm - Reply

          Nope… this juvie had the fish. Saw it briefly as she left…. so confusing when you can barely see!

          • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 8:45 pm - Reply

            Thx for the evening update!

    37. CarolV September 15, 2019 at 6:13 pm - Reply

      NEWFOUNDLAND…… Beaumont was on the ball tonight! Brought in a fish, which the kid was eating…..

      • CarolV September 15, 2019 at 6:15 pm - Reply

        .

        • CarolV September 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm - Reply

          5 mins. later, B is back with #2! Kid ran for it, of course….

          • CarolV September 15, 2019 at 6:19 pm - Reply

            She did some hop/ flying like she was taking off but decided to stick to the nest for dinner, 2nd course.

          • CarolV September 15, 2019 at 6:24 pm - Reply

            Tried posting, told me it was a duplicate comment, then didn’t post at all….. so excuse me if the first attempt wanders back…….

            This was the Kid, who looked like she was leaving with the 2nd fish but decided to stay home for the fish course…..

            • CarolV September 15, 2019 at 6:27 pm

              Of course itshowed up! Bah….

              And Isabella, you have no idea how many times I wanted to throw that EH into the conversation! Too funny!

            • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 8:47 pm

              Thx for Newfoundland pics!….chick is so dark!….I call him Batman! Lol

            • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 8:48 pm

              EH….had a feeling you would enjoy it!

    38. Isabella September 15, 2019 at 12:06 pm - Reply

      Love this pic of Jane and George….Jane too exhausted to care about the 🐟

      • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 3:05 pm - Reply

        🐥 waiting and hoping for a 🐟

        • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 3:19 pm - Reply

          Barnegat

          • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 3:28 pm - Reply

            Trying to stay dry in barnegat

            • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 3:32 pm

              Love the pattern on the wings!

            • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 3:36 pm

              This chick almost always eats on the edge….so I wondered if he ever lost a fish…..then he did!

            • Admin Mary Anne September 15, 2019 at 4:09 pm

              That chick has lost a lot of fish!

            • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 3:39 pm

              So he decided to people watch

            • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 3:43 pm

              Then he posed for pics…..when they left…he left

            • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 3:49 pm

              I’m too sexy for my feathers….he’s quite handsome and seems to know it!

      • CarolV September 15, 2019 at 6:38 pm - Reply

        🎵🎶🎵Those were the days, my friend…
        We thought they’d never end…
        We’d shoot and post for ever and a day…..
        We’d post the pics we chose
        At least we still have those…..
        Those were the days..oh yes, those were the daaaays 🎶🎶🎶

        • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 11:39 pm - Reply

          🎼We thought one day again we’d see the nest
          Petrified poop kept us from doing our best
          Now that the season is coming to a close
          They need to hit the screen with a fireman’s hose!

    39. Paula September 15, 2019 at 9:33 am - Reply

      Hi All,
      I haven’t been commenting but I have been checking in and I want to Thank CarolV and Isabella for the info. I don’t know how you do it, I just couldn’t look at poo and try to figure out what was going on. Thanks again for keeping us informed and here’s hoping next year will be better!

      • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 3:11 pm - Reply

        Hi Paula!…thank you for your appreciation!😊…..this season has been more audio than visual. So sad since the 🐥🐥s have been such camera hams! Even after fledging ( which we all missed) they are real nest bodies. Be interesting to see what happens next season

      • CarolV September 15, 2019 at 6:09 pm - Reply

        TY, Paula….. It was a “dirty” job but someone had to do it! JK… just slightly obsessed about this nest…and osprey

        • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 8:51 pm - Reply

          Funny CarolV!

    40. Isabella September 15, 2019 at 4:08 am - Reply

      George in the morning having one of his long 🤔

      • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 4:12 am - Reply

        One of our invisible talonted 🐥s

        • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 4:16 am - Reply

          A garden grows in Canada….Eh

          • Isabella September 15, 2019 at 4:17 am - Reply

            I spy an osprey on a crane

            • CarolV September 15, 2019 at 6:10 pm

              Dare you to find a crane on an osprey…hehe

    41. CarolV September 13, 2019 at 5:34 pm - Reply

      Juvie was at nest and seemed to make a jump at an intruder. She was standing with wings out in a guarding position, yelling, then jumped and fell to the side.

    42. CarolV September 13, 2019 at 5:14 pm - Reply

      NEWFOUNDLAND:……………. Dad brought a fish and Kid took it for a ride. She was out and back in nest to eat, but at least she’s getting practice.

    43. CarolV September 13, 2019 at 10:37 am - Reply

      Canadian pixie orbs in the morning….

      • CarolV September 13, 2019 at 10:41 am - Reply

        I was wondering if anyone was home, but the Kid popped in. She spotted leftovers and dashed for them….

        • CarolV September 13, 2019 at 11:19 am - Reply

          Glad to see ….. Kid sings in the fish…..

          • CarolV September 13, 2019 at 11:21 am - Reply

            …. and Beaumont delivers lunch….. yay, Dad!

      • Isabella September 14, 2019 at 4:00 am - Reply

        Eh

    44. CarolV September 13, 2019 at 9:43 am - Reply

      Someone still here. Juvie was in, begging,. Cheering started as George delivered to right .

      At Verizon nest, I hadn’t seen anyone for several days. Yesterday, as I left work, Vic was up on his post, surveying his domain.

    45. Isabella September 13, 2019 at 9:39 am - Reply

      Quiet so far

      • Isabella September 13, 2019 at 9:41 am - Reply

        Windy 🌬 day in barnegat

    46. Isabella September 12, 2019 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      Some 🐥 makes an evening visit

      • Isabella September 12, 2019 at 9:14 pm - Reply

        Seems Belwood chicks have left….tried to identify this little songbird?

        • Isabella September 12, 2019 at 9:21 pm - Reply

          Beautiful wings!

        • CarolV September 13, 2019 at 9:46 am - Reply

          That songbird is Gertie.

    47. CarolV September 12, 2019 at 6:58 am - Reply

      Another day at the Zone…. nice to see a little sky- somewhere. Gonna be a muggy day with chance of storms… return to summer…sort of. Temps starting in low 70s dropping to mid 60s for afternoon, as rain moves this way.

      A kid was at right corner begging, then jumped-big step- to perch.

      Thanks for keeping us up to date on happenings, Isabella! Love all the imogees…

      • Isabella September 12, 2019 at 9:26 pm - Reply

        You’re welcome CarolV 😊

    48. Isabella September 11, 2019 at 8:08 pm - Reply

      Some osprey moved CarolV ‘s 🐊

      • CarolV September 12, 2019 at 6:48 am - Reply

        Happy to see croc is gone…. maybe he’s off looking for Captain Hook!!!

    49. Isabella September 11, 2019 at 10:40 am - Reply

      CarolV…🐊🐢🧚‍♀️Orbs🙂

      • Isabella September 11, 2019 at 10:51 am - Reply

        🐢… 🎨 by number

    50. Isabella September 11, 2019 at 10:23 am - Reply

      Breakfish 🎣

      • Isabella September 11, 2019 at 10:27 am - Reply

        🐥 took 🐟 to go….George stayed…then climbed onto 🐊

        • Isabella September 11, 2019 at 10:34 am - Reply

          🐥 must have been nearby…could hear her…MY FISH, MY FISH!!….George took off because he doesn’t have noise canceling headphones 🎧…..then a gull was laughing at the situation!

    51. Isabella September 11, 2019 at 10:04 am - Reply

      🇺🇸.

    52. CarolV September 10, 2019 at 8:03 pm - Reply

      Think the Kid took over Mom’s bed 🛏
      Ms.Newfi flew in, looking intensely at perch then did a sideways fly out. She wasn’t back down before dark

    53. CarolV September 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm - Reply

      Feel like you’re getting buried alive?????

    54. CarolV September 10, 2019 at 5:38 pm - Reply

      Somebody begging behind the croc barrier…..

      • CarolV September 10, 2019 at 7:02 pm - Reply

        18:55…. I could see someone beyond the wall and then heard talons scraping on perch…. and lots of begging……….

        I can hear the birds better than I have for a while. Maybe there was schmutz on the microphone, too, and it got cleaned off.!

        • Isabella September 10, 2019 at 8:56 pm - Reply

          YES…..been meaning to ask if you were having trouble with audio….thought I was going deaf and blind…on other sites I had to turn down volume!

    55. CarolV September 10, 2019 at 3:19 pm - Reply

      Just wanted to thank ADMIN for letting us post other nests since OZ is sort of MIA.

    56. CarolV September 10, 2019 at 3:13 pm - Reply

      🤪

    57. CarolV September 10, 2019 at 2:12 pm - Reply

      NEWFOUNDLAND— Kid is getting close to Dad’s talons… guess all osprey dads go thru it!

      Kid was out of sight for a good amount of time… not sure if flying or on perch. She came back and found what looked like leftovers, ate and went out again.
      When Beaumont did arrive with a fish, he looked all around, then left. Kid showed more than an hour later, hollering for fish. Dad brought it within minutes and Kid chowed down.

      This was yet another fish provided by Beaumont.

      • CarolV September 10, 2019 at 3:17 pm - Reply

        🎶🎶I can see for miles and miles and miles 🎵
        And no Mama 😣😢

        • Isabella September 10, 2019 at 8:59 pm - Reply

          Oh yeah

    58. CarolV September 10, 2019 at 1:11 pm - Reply

      Looks like a big crocodile 🐊 lying across the nest

      • CarolV September 10, 2019 at 2:14 pm - Reply

        Right dead center, I see a gaping snapping turtle staring at us

        Everything but osprey!!!

        • Isabella September 10, 2019 at 9:02 pm - Reply

          I see the 🐊…..took a couple minutes to see 🐢……like magic 👁

          • Isabella September 12, 2019 at 9:57 pm - Reply

            👁

            • Isabella September 14, 2019 at 4:03 am

              Watch the birdy

    59. Isabella September 10, 2019 at 9:59 am - Reply

      🐥 calling for 🐟?…mantling over 🐟?….something involving a 🐟

      • Isabella September 10, 2019 at 10:15 am - Reply

        Good morning osprey 🐥s!

    60. CarolV September 9, 2019 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      Looks like George is getting that 2nd story in before he leaves!!!!! Someone was sitting on it or just in front of it…. begging juvie.

    61. Isabella September 9, 2019 at 6:58 pm - Reply

      🐥 knocked this down in excitement for 🐟…..she is eating behind the black blob

      • Isabella September 9, 2019 at 7:02 pm - Reply

        Other 🐥 added this in excitement for 🐟…..you can see talon in pic….she got caught up in the moment! Lol

    62. Redkayak September 9, 2019 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      here’s another

      • Redkayak September 9, 2019 at 2:16 pm - Reply

        Sorry it’s sideways.

      • Admin Mary Anne September 9, 2019 at 4:05 pm - Reply

        Redkayak, thank you for the pics! I cropped them a bit and flipped them so we can see them right side up. great pics!

        • Admin Mary Anne September 9, 2019 at 4:08 pm - Reply

          Here’s your other one. Beautiful!

          • Redkayak September 10, 2019 at 2:42 pm - Reply

            thanks for rotating it.

            I’ve been on and off quickly since I can’t see a thing! Such a shame about the “privacy screen” the family build this year. After I posted I saw your post about a heron chase. It was amazing. Earlier in the season I was walking around the neighborhood, east of our nest closer to the lake where there are other osprey families and I couldn’t believe my eyes. I watched a fish drop from a tree then an osprey come down on land and retrieve it. Standing on the same level as that great bird about 20 ft away it was startling to see how large they really are.

      • Isabella September 9, 2019 at 7:10 pm - Reply

        Red kayak….been thinking of you all season!…..where’s the person near the nest?…..such a treat to see in person!…..thanks for the pics!…funny coincidence I posted pic of great blue heron chasing osprey

        • Redkayak September 10, 2019 at 2:47 pm - Reply

          Sorry I mixed up the posts, you posted about the heron chase. I’ve never seen anything like it before. Over on the lake east of our nest there’s a very large nesting/roosting area of heron. It’s remarkable to see

          • Isabella September 10, 2019 at 9:10 pm - Reply

            Since I’ve only seen Rachel at Hog Island chase herons…didn’t know herons chase osprey!…..so cool you’ve witnessed such awesomeness!

    63. Redkayak September 9, 2019 at 2:03 pm - Reply

      Sorry I’ve not been following the nest on the site this year. I have been following the family in the neighborhood though. I only wish I had a better camera to take shots for you all. there have been some great ones like the evening a white heron chased or “escorted” one of our osprey all the way back to the nest, or the time one of our osprey landed in the shallow of the swimming section when learning to fish. Here’s one from yesterday someone from our nest with a big shiny fish at about 2:30-3:00. This is from the beach just to the left of our nest. It’s from a phone so, it’s not great.

      • ChrisH September 9, 2019 at 4:53 pm - Reply

        These are great — thank you!

        • Redkayak September 10, 2019 at 2:50 pm - Reply

          You’re welcome if only I had a better camera, heck, a better phone!

      • CarolV September 9, 2019 at 8:12 pm - Reply

        Thanks, Redkayak! Nice to see life outside the nest! And if only Sherman Williams could duplicate that blue!

        • Redkayak September 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm - Reply

          It really is an amazing blue. #nofilter

    64. CarolV September 9, 2019 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      Somebody’s home….. first time today that I managed to catch a glimpse of anyone

    65. Isabella September 9, 2019 at 11:37 am - Reply

      Boulder county

      • Isabella September 9, 2019 at 11:39 am - Reply

        Have only seen George so far….did a little rearranging…than sat quietly in thought

        • Isabella September 9, 2019 at 11:41 am - Reply

          Interesting pics

          • Isabella September 9, 2019 at 11:44 am - Reply

            Breakfish in barnegat

            • Isabella September 9, 2019 at 11:47 am

              Is that my ship coming in?……are fresh 🐟 on the menu?

          • CarolV September 9, 2019 at 8:16 pm - Reply

            Those birds with the 45% nest are tenacious!!!!!!!

          • Redkayak September 10, 2019 at 4:32 pm - Reply

            this is great

    66. Isabella September 8, 2019 at 6:50 pm - Reply

      Both 🐥🐥s on nest calling for 🐟….. I think even with seaweed gone won’t see any better…nest is too high!

    67. CarolV September 8, 2019 at 3:19 pm - Reply

      Check on Newfoundland…. was getting nauseous watching…. pretty windy! The camera was rocking, the platform was swaying, the bushes were flailing, feathers were rippling…. everything was in motion!
      There were raindrops on the lens in a.m. Beaumont kept Kid well supplied and stopped in a few times to check on kid. Kid spent most of the day in the nest with a few short flights.
      This was latest gift from Dad

      • CarolV September 8, 2019 at 3:21 pm - Reply

        Thanks… got it…

        • CarolV September 8, 2019 at 3:22 pm - Reply

          OK… You can go

          • CarolV September 8, 2019 at 3:25 pm - Reply

            Good Kid! Learned your lesson well……
            See ya later!

            • Isabella September 8, 2019 at 6:40 pm

              Nice shot!

    68. CarolV September 8, 2019 at 3:10 pm - Reply

      Two kids in nest, making a lot of noise…….
      Where’s the fish 🐠???

    69. Isabella September 8, 2019 at 10:15 am - Reply

      🐥 came down from perch and started eating 🐟…..was 🐟 already on nest?….or 🐥 jumped down with it?….sounds like other 🐥 on perch asking for her own 🐟

      • Isabella September 8, 2019 at 10:18 am - Reply

        🐥 getting 🐟…..most likely 🐥 that was waiting…..took it to go

        • Isabella September 8, 2019 at 10:25 am - Reply

          Our funny Jane…..hope she made it to her vacation home and is relaxing with a 🐟 tini!🍸

          • CarolV September 8, 2019 at 5:40 pm - Reply

            Thanks for the reminder! Was forgetting what she looked like! Our be-u-ti-ful lady!

      • CarolV September 8, 2019 at 4:44 pm - Reply

        I was happy to see both kids were still here. Hated to think they took off with Dorian on the prowl.

        As for Jane, I think she was off in time…. although we don’t know when…..

    70. CarolV September 7, 2019 at 8:44 pm - Reply

      We had 2 osprey on the nest. All washed out in glare. One at least sounded like a juvie, especially as she flew in.

    71. CarolV September 7, 2019 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      Checked in to NEWFOUNDLAND….

      Hope was in this morning and took delivery of a fish with her aggressive pose. Beaumont flew out and Kid came in…. Hope pulled the attitude then fed the Kid….(about 8:45)
      I saw Hope fly out around 9:25 and then couldn’t see her at nest again, When shadow of camera post showed on nest,, no mom shadow sitting on it… I’m hoping she’s just on a trip, like Jane takes, and not flying in to storm remnants …

      Beaumont brought in several more fish during the day and Kid took them, with the excellent aggressive attitude Mom taught her! Beaumont doesn’t spend time at the nest, as George does. He delivers and leaves and pops in briefly now and then. I imagine he’s nearby somewhere……………
      And, as you can see, nest furnishings are sparse.

      As it got dark, Kid seemed a little unsettled. She took a brief flight out and around; then did some flitting and hovered a bit. As it got dark, she was hunkered down in the middle of nest.

      • CarolV September 7, 2019 at 8:35 pm - Reply

        growlllllllll… this computer is more and more annoying! Pics now, I hope..

    72. CarolV September 7, 2019 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      🎵I can see clearly now the rain has gone 🎶🎶🎶
      Almost….. good view of seaweed!

    73. Isabella September 7, 2019 at 9:12 am - Reply

      Anonymous osprey

    74. Isabella September 6, 2019 at 8:15 pm - Reply

      As my dad would say…..what a difference a day makes!!

    75. Isabella September 6, 2019 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      As my dad would say…..what a difference a day makes!

      • Isabella September 6, 2019 at 8:18 pm - Reply

        🌅

        • Isabella September 6, 2019 at 8:28 pm - Reply

          👍

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