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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.
IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts
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.
Paul 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.
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
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.
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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.
Academy of Natural Sciences
Easter greetings to all!
Bird of another feather!
At ABOUT 6:43 today – did I see Gracie fly in.??????? I definitely identified her black spot under her right wing. Stayed a few minutes, took off and then
right after that George appear . Could it be possible ????????? Oh, I wish so. Still miss her. Rodee
This could not have happened at a better time….
Thank You Paul & Aidan! This is something we need at this time!
The cam is up and running! Thank you to all who posted about it, to all of you who hung in there and had patience! Thank you OZ, for getting it streaming! And our pair is back!
Thank you all involved!!! It is a “Good Friday” 🙂
Well said !! 🙏🏻
Yay!!!! Thanks Ospreyzone!
Yay yay Thanking everyone involved to get OZ cam back,,,it is a Godsend for all of us and we are so so very grateful and happy! xoxoxoxoxoxoxox
Would love to hear from the experts… are the markings our dear george? thinking so….Is that Jane? cannot see the necklace, thank you all
That’s George. I initially thought the was Jane, but there are a few things that look different to me. I haven’t had time to go through all of my pictures from 2 yrs ago but I will.
Hallelujah! Made my day to see that the cam is working. Thanks to all who made it happen. Looking forward to a successful osprey family season.
thank you so much-just what we needed now-Happy Spring!
YAY!! What a fantastic surprise! Thank you to all involved!
Have been trying to post that camera is up and this computer started playing games… or the wi-fi. Trying again!
We’re back in business!!! Pardon the intrusion kids!
There’s the missus. Been so long !
Just wanted to thank Helen for calling me. She got the word from Holly, I believe…..
We’re off and running!
Theee bestest gift!!!! Soo needed, much love and happiness to all, especially OZ founders, wonderful OZ folks, Admins, and our group!
Leaving it to the experts, but yes to George?
Ospreyzone is BACK!
There’s George! @ 2:27pm
YEAH!!!! Thank you, thank you! 💕
To the powers that be. Thanks for a very clear picture of the cam with an osprey working on the nest. Checked in at 1:30p,m on April10th. Let the season begin!!!!!
Here’s to a good 2020 bird 🐦 🦅 season
Just wondering if there is any update as to the plan for a new camera at the OZ site. And, is the Covid 19 quarantine impacting the ability to get things rolling. Hoping our admin staff are safe, and staying well!
Leesa, the last we heard, they were looking to get a new cam after the old one had problems recently. I have a feeling the quarantine may be preventing them from getting
any help with installation, but I am only guessing, as we have not heard. I hope everything is well with all of you and you are staying safe inside except for when you have to go out. As soon as we hear anything, we will let you all know right away!
Thank you, Admin Mary Anne for that update. I assumed that was most likely the issue, but glad to hear from you as to what most likely is going on. Being at home just makes it harder to not be able to see our beautiful Ospreys! We are fine. Hope everyone else on here is doing good also!
Leesa, I miss seeing them also and wonder what’s going on there. But fortunately, there are many osprey nests with cams for us to view!
Holly Weingart who lives close to the nest tells me the nest is being rebuilt and she saw Osprey flying around. Given the nest needed to be rebuilt, that is a very good that George is there. Will be driving to the nest myself and will let you know what I see.
Thank you, Helen, we will be looking forward to your report!
Thank you Holly for the updates 😀
And Helen too 😀
Just passing along a post on fb…. posted by Elaine Solomon on Hog Island Osprey ·…
It just reminded me of George and what a faithful, hard-working dad he is.
In case you missed this from Poppy on the chat..this was posted in Twin Cities Osprey watch. It’s an amazing story!
I am sitting at a nest watching another one of our middle aged successful banded males, back in his territory, eating a fish. This male is very special to me. He was injured five years ago, a fractured keel, and was in rehab at The Raptor Center for a month in the middle of the breeding season, leaving his mate with three chicks to care for and feed alone. She was very stressed during that time, chasing away other males, while providing for her chicks single handedly. I discussed the issues related to releasing this male with The Raptor Center, and our fear was that his parental instincts might have turned off during that month. I released this male back at his nest with a joyful heart as he flew off with such strength….and I was stunned when his mate attacked him as if he were an intruder! She was relentless in her attempt to keep him away from the chicks and the nest. But whenever she left to get food, he would sneak in with a fish and drop it in the nest for the chicks. He never gave up trying to feed his offspring. And when the female finally departed on her migration,leaving behind three fledged chicks, he stepped in and totally provided for them until each of them became independent. The following year, when he and his mate returned to their territory, it was if nothing had happened. They have happily and successfully raised chicks every year for the last four years. This is such a wonderful story of the long term success of a rehab effort, with so many people working to get this male back where he belonged, and my observations taught me much about unusual behaviors, in unusual circumstances. Quite simply put, I adore this male and his strong parental instincts, his devotion to his offspring. It’s such a vivid memory of returning him to his territory, releasing him, and now all these years later, here he is. I just love him and am so happy that I got to play a part in his recovery, and his life. After 26 years of doing this, (2020 is my 27th season) I know so much about the histories of these banded birds, all they have been thru, and to see them return again is an experience beyond words. He has finished his fish and is working on his nest now. May 2020 be another very successful year for him! Woo Hoo
That is such a great story!! Thank you for sharing!
WOW this story gave me goosebumps-a happy ending!
Thank you for sharing this beautiful story…Poppy is a great friend to the Ospreys…
Thank you, Jeanne and Dawn, for posting about the PSEG nestcams. We do need something to stay occupied ! I don’t even have the Verizon nest to check on, since I’m retired….. and it’s a bit far away for a casual drive.
Hope everyone is taking care and staying well.
Not sure what’s posting. Think chick from last year, before we lost the view.
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I would like to post some info here, if it is okay with admin… if not I understand.
In lieu of the Osprey Zone cam being operational this season with the coronavirus situation, I just found a link to 2 LI Osprey cams, set up by PSEG.
Apparently when they relocated 2 nests, they decided to put webcams on them as well… Hoping Osprey Zone returns as soon as possible, but this might suffice for now.
Stay safe and healthy, everyone!
Yes saw that very nice thanks PSEG!
While we patiently wait for OZ to come back online. PSEG just install 2 new cameras. Take a look. The links are in the article below.
I’m rarely in Cutchogue since retiring, but our friend Helen, let me know that she spotted what she believed to be Verizon Vic on his roosting post by the nest! Might even be a couple of days early….
Our couple is usually a few days behind. George, anyway. The ladies take their time, letting hubbies do the spring cleanup.
It’s such a crazy year for the humans, there’s no telling when anything will be done about the camera. I’m sure they have many other issues on their minds… and rightfully so!
So, till we get straightened out with this virus situation, I wish you all the best….. be patient and STAY WELL!!!!
saw my first osprey for 2020 yesterday 3/21/20 cupsogue beach a pair on 1st nest just west of parking lot.
3 Osprey back on Shelter Island one in Cutchogue (I believe it is Carol’s Verizon Vic) so they are beginning to arrive.
Wishing everyone well….be careful…..do as they say…much love sending everyone’s way..June c
My first sighting for 2020. 1330 hours at Cedar Beach County Park, Southold. One osprey on the nest that has been in use for years.
Hi everyone, Aidan has not been able to get the camera back online. They tried everything and it just won’t work. He said they are looking into getting a new camera and they will try and get it up and running as soon as possible. So hang in there! Mary Anne
Hope they get it up and running soon…I chip in for a new one!…looking forward to another amazing season..
I would chip in, too!
Thanks for the update…. was trying not to look and start worrying. Appreciate you and the camera team……. fingers crossed! Now I’m retired and wouldn’t have to sneak peeks between customers!!!! Of course, that would take some of the fun away…… (;*}}
I’d be happy to contribute toward a new camera.
Here’s another pledge to chip in for a new camera. My partner just died and it would give me such a lift to see new life developing before my eyes.
So sorry for your loss…… peace be with you.
So sorry, Diana.
So sorry for your loss…my prayers go with you…
So very sorry.
I pledge $100 towards a new one…with all that is going we need this camera…
June, thank you, but no need, as they are not asking for pledges.
Any updates on the cam issue?
Hi Kathy, no, unfortunately we do not have an update at this time. We promise to let you all know when we do. Mary Anne
Hi Kathy, no, unfortunately we do not have an update at this time. We promise to let you all know when we do. Mary Anne
Had to reply on this thread. Thank You Mary Anne
Our ospreys are back here in Kings Park on Rte 25A Yippee!
Getting a little antsy for osprey! Still a month or so to go…………..
Hope we have a camera on-line by then……….
Not sure of picture… think end of June last year before the s__t hit the cam…old computer is shot…. new computer still making faces at me and daring me to try it for posting pics…. I’m such a technophobe!
I am so excited that y’all were able to do some “cleaning”, and readjust the camera! This will make viewing so much better, and I can’t wait now for spring to arrive and bring our George and Jane back to the Norhfork. But I am a little confused, as the note at the top of the page says the camera would be up all winter, and I see pictures from October and around Christmas. It’s now February 17th, and it says the live stream is not available. Is it just bad timing on my part, or is it down for awhile? Just hoping it will be up in time for the arrival of George in April, or whenever!! Thank you so much Aidan, and any others who had a part in making this happen. Special thanks to Tommy for letting us have access again in the early spring!!
Leesa, yes, the cam stopped working. They tried to fix the problem but they could not. So they are looking to get a new one.
Thank you Mary Anne! I know everyone is getting excited that we will have a great view and will see the entire nest! I know I am. Thanks to all of you who make this site happen!!
Will this cam be live for next osprey season? Thanks!!
Yes it will be, Karen, it’s down right now temporarily. Hopefully will be back up soon.
ADMIN: Think it was Christmas Day when I checked in and it was fine…. just a heads’ up…………. And Happy New Year!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS from the nest….. and a HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR!
but where did the rope come from??????
Went back to Thanksgiving and see it partly hidden at center. Must have been uncovered and blown over….. maybe it will blow out!!!!
Look at me… not even January and worrying already!!! hahaha
Wishing everyone happy Hoildays…Peace..Joy…Happiness…
Too bad we can’t send a Christmas card to George and Jane in their warm vacation homes!!!
Tonight’s full cold moon is the last of the decade…….. reaching peak at… dramatically…. 12:12am on 12/12/19
Also known as the long night moon.
Today, I inadvertently clicked on the website and was totally surprised to see it was up and running. The last time I visited, it was off line for the season. I was really excited to read that the camera was re-positioned and the nest cleaned out and, especially, that it will be up all season. Last season, we missed so much and, after a while, the view left a lot to be desired. I’m looking forward to George & Jane’s return and the start of a new season. A BIG Thank You all who were involved in the much-needed update !!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING from the NEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
49 and windy but looks like the warmest day for at least a week! Welcome to winter…..
Hope everyone is having a great holiday!
Wishing all of you dear OZ family a Happy, Wonderful Thanksgiving !xoxoxo
So nice to see the nest!….can’t wait to watch them rebuild!
WOW!!! Ospreyzone prayers have been answered! Big thanks to all involved!!👍👏🙂
cCan not wait for next year…was a hard year to see,but look at it ow yeah
It’s a beautiful thing!!! Maybe Gracie will hook up with George again.
Yay! Thank you, thank you, thank you – to all those who fixed the nest and cleaned the lens and adjusted the camera. Excited for next season!
We can see the whole nest now!!! Thank you, Aidan! Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com/
We’re very excited to let you all know that OspreyZone will be back and hopefully better than ever for another season! We were able to have someone go up in a crane to the nest for maintenance last week. After a couple of heavy storms, the nest was looking quite precarious, so we decided it would be best for them and us to take a lot of the material off. We cleaned and adjusted our camera for the first time in years, and were able to repair our lens cleaning sprayer to keep the view clear.
By the time you read this, our stream should be back live, and if possible, we hope to keep it running all winter for the first time.
Thanks to all who’ve stuck with us!
Thank you very much, Aidan! Wow! It looks GREAT! This is wonderful news!!! Everyone will be thrilled!!!
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and everything to all of you, many thanks Admins, Tommy, Aidan et al for giving us this wonderful gift of OZ nest again!xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Wow just took a chance & was I surprised-What a difference-thank you so much-cant wait for Spring. Will the cam be on all winter? Beautiful view.
Winnie, yes, they are hoping to keep it running.
Wow. …That is so great…I was peaking here and there this season looking through the hole…this is wonderful…can’t wait for next year…
Thanks, Aidan and all involved!!!! Special thanks to the crane people. We love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I did have to laugh…. memories of GRACIE flapping away in the wind with that black plastic scrap!
SO looking forward to spring!
Thanks Aidan and the powers that be. The nest looks beautiful and the view is great. It should be easier to see the ospreys. I hope you can keep it up over the winter. The view would be interesting. Then we wouldn’t miss the ospreys arrival. It has been hard sticking with the nest this year. I live on Long Island so it is special to have a nest on the internet that is close to home. Thanks again and again.
I cannot even tell you how very excited I am. I love the fact that we will be able to view the nest thru the off season. It’s comforting to be able to take in this view each day as we await our family’s return in March. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you so much, Aiden and all who did such a wonderful job!! It looks great!!! Bet George and Jane will love it, too! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the cam running again – I thought at first it was some sort of throwback to an earlier season – lol! What a fantastic surprise – you made my day!!
WOW : ) yeah I am so happy Aidan. Tommy and Paul along with all those who helped to finally get the job done. I really love OZ been here since it started as RJoneal but just could not watch last season as you could not see anything. This is great news. I hope all the Original OZ Followers come back this New Season as we were all one big Family and I really miss everyone. Florida Hugs to all I will try email all the old members and let them know its just like when it started Gorgeous view. I really cant wait to see our Stud Muffing and watch a new family be raised here. Take Care
I just took a chance that maybe there would be an update for next year and SURPRISE a BEAUTIFUL view. Thank you to all involved and I can’t wait for next season. I also will be checking in and watching the weather there over the winter.
Again, Thank You All!!!
Thank you Aidan. The nest means so much to many of us. What you did is very much appreciated!
Thank you, thank you thank you!!! You all have lifted our family spirits and hold you all so dear to our hearts and love for this very special nest and OZ Family! Bless you all and looking forward to George returning to keep us blessed with more to come! xoxoxo, PattyK
Fantastic news! Thank you so very much! Looking forward to Spring!
still watching-beautiful view-Happy Holidays to all!
This was a sad(losing 🐥)…..frustrating (camera view) season. Our group for the most part were loyal and pleasant. Thank you CarolV for great post and pics!. Thank you to the few others who posted pics and comments! Thanks to those who appreciated my pics!……Big thanks to Shelli and Mary Anne!….hope next season is better!…..Best wishes to all over the holidays!😊
Pic is last time I saw both 🐥🐥s on the nest….after that it was anyone’s guess…..hopefully both fledged and the family had a safe journey south!
Very well put, I’m also hoping for a much improved view next year. Wishing our birds a safe trip and winter break down south 😊
Almost 48 hrs. since I last saw Ms. Newfi….. longer for Beaumont. sooooooooooooo….
Fly high…….. fly safe……………… fly free……. we will miss you,
Funny how they’re all of a sudden gone!
Newfoundland……Nobody home but us ravens…………..
Haven’t seen an osprey since early yesterday………………. Every time this guy pops in, he finds a treat.
I see the camera is down. Not that we’re missing a view………………..
Was up last season longer….guess they figured nothing to see…….last season pics….blue jay…..hawk
Flat lander sunrise for CarolV!
And that’s just another bonus we had when our camera had a view!
The house is for sale, so who knows about next year.
is camera down for season? Hopefully it can be moved a little away so we can enjoy our beautiful family next Spring-thank you!
I see the house is on the market
This guy came in to check around. He was so funny the way he hop/skip/flew his way around the nest…..
Kinda reminded me of a cartoon, maybe Heckle and Jeckle, where the bird would walk and hop every third step or so. Check him out right before 18:29 ish….
Magpie enjoys the quiet (no geese)……just as Charlo is waking up,🌞
Just liked this shot with his little “ears”
Magpie enjoys the quiet (no geese)……just as Charlo is waking up,
Magpie enjoys the quiet (no geese)……just as Charlo is waking up
Good morning, Ms. Newfi! She spent the night in the nest and was in and out several times before she flew out just before 9.
Minutes after The Kid took off, look who shows up! I was startled by the size!
He spent a minute or two before he spotted something………
….went for it……
sorry….. this is where he went for it…………
Mr. Raven enjoyed his treat, flew off and was back with a buddy. They’ve been in and out a couple of times.
Craven close up!
Looks like Batgirl is the last “guest “….although she was late to the party!
Another wow sunrise in Charlo
Fairy orb festival!
Yes…. another stunning one!!
We flatlanders rarely get these spectacle sunrises bursting over the horizon. We do see some beauties over the landscape….. when I’m lucky, I can catch one over a vineyard on the way to work…… different feel but still breath taking.
On the nest just now………………. did a quick check but haven’t seen Dad
CarolV…Batgirl got breakfish
Newfoundland…I just scrolled back to about 10:30 a.m. and found no one there. Will check again tomorrow but…………….
hawk of a different feather
Hawk with diamond fairy orbs
Haven’t seen Charlie or C9….so it may be….The End!
Also peeked in at Newfoundland…..saw nobirdy…..CarolV?…..maybe Charlo and Newfoundland didn’t want to pay October’s rent!
Love the hawk pics. Startled me when I spotted it at the nest!
Wow!!….sunrise in Charlo
Wow is right!! That’s gorgeous!!!
Now that this season has come to an end I was wondering if anyone knows if the camera owner’s are going to do any renovation on the camera/nest so that it may be a better experience for the watchers next year?
Hi Paula, unfortunately we have not heard anything from the cam owners. I know it’s frustrating, but we promise to let everyone know as soon as we hear anything.
Newfoundland— off to another day as Dad comes and goes and the Kid gets breakfish…….
Dad dropped off dinner to a hungry Kid. She seems like she wants to fly with it but changed her mind.
Looks like she’s settling in for the night.
It’s about 46 and dropping to maybe 41 under cloudy skies. Tomorrow maybe mid to high 40a. Should we ship you a heater? You can hook right up with the power company!
Just checked in at Charlo where it’s still flurrying. Doesn’t look like much build up but you can see it on the mountain. Maybe all the hot air from those endlessly honking geese warms the area!
And thanks, Isabella, for all the orb pics
Omg…..those geese never shut up!
Daddy on the job. May have missed it but I didn’t see an earlier one. Just the Kid pacing the nest.
Looks windy today.
C9 is a really stunning osprey!
If they stay they may be getting 🐟 from the frozen food aisle!
There is so much variety . !
Charlie 💤 at Charlo
His reaction to C9s incessant…Go Fish!!
C9 caught a fish yesterday and brought it in. Second one we have seen her bring in.
Thx Mary Anne!….I missed that
Isabella, check it out!
Good-night fish for the Kid…. She was happily eating when the dogwalker went by on the path. She watched him, then flew out to right with the last of her fish.
Dad just left after delivery…. and visitors appeared on the path……
Watched intently by the Kid………….
Keeps eyes on them (just in frame at top of path) as they go
Multitasking with 🐟 in foot!
I think we can say farewell to our local sweet osprey………….
May the currents rise to guide you………….
……. May the sun shine upon you………….
……………..May the winds be at your back……..
And until we see you again,
…………………….. May God hold you gently in His hands………
☘️🍀🧚♀️……nice twist…..assuming you mean air currents…not ocean or electric
Ha ha ha … yes, let’s zap the suckers!!!!! Good one….
Charlo nest…….what may be C9s last day…..winds have changed in her favor…..looking at those clouds and hearing hunters….I would leave!
Kaleidoscope fairy orbs for CarolV ……Charlo nest
Ever faithful Beaumont starts with breakfish @7:51
Then we have mid morning fish…..
And Dad surfs in on a biggie….. Ms. Newfi took a while to even start on this one.
She has been in and out but doesn’t seem to be going far. She popped in right before Dad each time. When I see C9 at Charlo at 105 days still at home, I wonder………….
Temps. about 58 and dropping to mid 40s tonight.
So many 🐟 at this nest!!……Batman (my nickname for him)….due to how dark he is and when he mantles. Looks like the Batman signal. Of course if a female…batgirl!
CarolV….cool pic of dad riding in on 🐟…..hang talons! Lol
Beaumont delivers a small one, then stays to have a fishtail before he goes….
He’s back shortly with a bigger fish for Ms. Newfi…. It’ll keep her busy for the rest of the evening
When she finished, The Kid eyed the perch, flew off to right and a minute later, the camera shook as someone plopped down.
We got a good look at Beaumont’s gorgeous wings………….
.as lunch came in………
Beaumont sat for a minute or two before taking off
Ms. Newfi flapped over to edge, where we got a good look at the nice fish Dad brought
Looks like Newfoundland and Charlo are the only “game “ in town
Batman gets breakfish……CarolV says he’s 84 days old….old enough to leave
C9 is 105? Days old…..according to Poppy…southern winds are keeping them around. They use too much energy to fly against it
Don’t know if that affects our nest….. but didn’t see or hear anybirdy yesterday
Yes, she is 105 days old today. Bad weather moving into that area, supposed to be snow and rain on Sunday.
I have been out of the loop. Where is this nest located?
Mary, its on the North Fork of Long Island.
Mary, it may be confusing because we are posting other nests that still have juvies and /or activity….. I’ve been posting a nest from St. John’s, Newfoundland. It is a late hatching juvie who is still being fed by the dad and just now reaching possible migration age.
This nest at OZ is empty most of the time. A very occasional touchdown has been seen, as well as it can be seen….. view at this nest is the best that it’s been in a long time, which you can see is still not good!!!!
Isabella is posting from several places where juvies are still staying on.
Yes, I was referring to C9 at Charlo, she is 105 days old. It seems that she and the NF chick are the only two left that have not left on migration of all the nest that have cams. Not counting their fathers.
The sky just opened up at my house. Pouring buckets on the roof! Line storm moving east…..
Good Dad Beaumont dropped off another fish, good sized. Ms. Newfi made some efforts to get in the air with the fish, but decided to stay in the nest,
She spent a good part of the day in the nest. She doesn’t seem to spend much time out practicing. So of course, I worry she isn’t learning enough…………
I wonder if someone is hanging around…. Beaumont has been in and out several times…(both have a fish in foot). Ms. Newfi looked like she was defending more than just reacting to Pop..
Beaumont delivering fish like he’s got 3 kids!
There was a fish in the nest, when B brought another. Of course, the Kid needed the fresh one.
As soon as B left, kiddo turned to the carcass, leaving the new fish to flop helplessly.
After working on that first fish, she worked her way to the now dead flopper, showing off those beautiful wings.
It’s not easy grabbing a fish when you still have the tail of the last one in your talons…………
And B’s in AGAIN! Kid barely reacts……”Could you hold that for later. Pop?” And out he goes.
Temp about 53 now, overcast; dropping to about 48 overnight.
CarolV…how old is 🐥
Found it…. FB OZ… Trudi Kron posted hatchday as July 5,19….. So I get 83 days.
Uta Grobe posts normal migration 80-90 days old,……………………. so I guess she’s old enough…. now the urge…
It was a rainy night and morning in Newfoundland.
Beaumont was in with an early breakfish
That was an appetizer size….. now for a real fish!
Ms. Newfi dragged her fish around, for an occasional nibble. When Dad was back @11:16 with another one, he decided to hop up to the perch. Apparently Miss Priss wasn’t happy about that!