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Tommy Aprea - Windsong Osprey Nest

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July 9, 2020: Sadly, George and Jane’s first chick has passed away. The remaining egg is long overdue and questionable.

Please be advised that nature can be brutal – viewer discretion is advised.
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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

    44,368 Comments

    1. CarolV April 10, 2020 at 4:39 pm - Reply

      Easter greetings to all!

      Bird of another feather!

    2. Rodee Hansen April 10, 2020 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      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

    3. June c April 10, 2020 at 3:12 pm - Reply

      This could not have happened at a better time….

    4. Kathy April 10, 2020 at 2:56 pm - Reply

      Thank You Paul & Aidan! This is something we need at this time!

    5. Admin Mary Anne April 10, 2020 at 2:34 pm - Reply

      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!

      • Cathryn Zubi April 10, 2020 at 3:16 pm - Reply

        Thank you all involved!!! It is a “Good Friday” 🙂

        • Trinity April 10, 2020 at 4:16 pm - Reply

          Well said !! 🙏🏻

      • James Murphy April 10, 2020 at 3:40 pm - Reply

        Yay!!!! Thanks Ospreyzone!

      • PattyK April 10, 2020 at 3:56 pm - Reply

        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

      • PattyK April 10, 2020 at 5:22 pm - Reply

        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

        • Admin Mary Anne April 10, 2020 at 7:14 pm - Reply

          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.

      • Bobbie April 10, 2020 at 8:17 pm - Reply

        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.

      • winnie April 11, 2020 at 11:14 am - Reply

        thank you so much-just what we needed now-Happy Spring!

      • ChrisH April 11, 2020 at 11:57 am - Reply

        YAY!! What a fantastic surprise! Thank you to all involved!

    6. CarolV April 10, 2020 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      Have been trying to post that camera is up and this computer started playing games… or the wi-fi. Trying again!

      • CarolV April 10, 2020 at 2:31 pm - Reply

        We’re back in business!!! Pardon the intrusion kids!

        • CarolV April 10, 2020 at 2:34 pm - Reply

          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!

        • PattyK April 10, 2020 at 4:07 pm - Reply

          Theee bestest gift!!!! Soo needed, much love and happiness to all, especially OZ founders, wonderful OZ folks, Admins, and our group!

      • CarolV April 10, 2020 at 2:56 pm - Reply

        Leaving it to the experts, but yes to George?

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    7. Charlie April 10, 2020 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      Ospreyzone is BACK!

      There’s George! @ 2:27pm

    8. Stephanie L April 10, 2020 at 2:10 pm - Reply

      YEAH!!!! Thank you, thank you! 💕

    9. nfc April 10, 2020 at 1:30 pm - Reply

      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!!!!!

    10. Bird viewer April 9, 2020 at 5:40 am - Reply

      Here’s to a good 2020 bird 🐦 🦅 season

    11. Leesa Downs April 6, 2020 at 11:57 am - Reply

      Good morning,

      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!

      • Admin Mary Anne April 6, 2020 at 3:54 pm - Reply

        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!

        • Leesa Downs April 8, 2020 at 3:31 pm - Reply

          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!

          • Admin Mary Anne April 9, 2020 at 9:15 am - Reply

            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!

    12. Helen April 5, 2020 at 6:46 pm - Reply

      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.

      • Admin Mary Anne April 6, 2020 at 3:58 pm - Reply

        Thank you, Helen, we will be looking forward to your report!

      • Trinity April 7, 2020 at 9:51 am - Reply

        Thank you Holly for the updates 😀

      • Trinity April 7, 2020 at 9:51 am - Reply

        And Helen too 😀

      • CarolV April 7, 2020 at 2:03 pm - Reply

        Thanks, Helen!

    13. CarolV April 3, 2020 at 9:28 am - Reply

      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

      • ChrisH April 4, 2020 at 4:58 pm - Reply

        That is such a great story!! Thank you for sharing!

      • winnie April 6, 2020 at 9:36 am - Reply

        WOW this story gave me goosebumps-a happy ending!

      • June c April 11, 2020 at 8:03 am - Reply

        Thank you for sharing this beautiful story…Poppy is a great friend to the Ospreys…

    14. CarolV April 3, 2020 at 8:37 am - Reply

      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.

      • CarolV April 3, 2020 at 9:31 am - Reply

        photo cpt. and courtesy ospreyzone.com/spons. by TRS.com

    15. Jeanne Kramer April 2, 2020 at 12:36 pm - Reply

      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.

      https://www.psegliny.com/wildlife/ospreycam

      Stay safe and healthy, everyone!

      • winnie April 3, 2020 at 10:19 am - Reply

        Yes saw that very nice thanks PSEG!

    16. Dawn April 2, 2020 at 10:47 am - Reply

      Morning all,

      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.

      https://patch.com/new-york/lindenhurst/s/h2hcz/pseg-long-island-installs-2-osprey-webcams?utm_source=nearby-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert

    17. CarolV March 23, 2020 at 7:36 pm - Reply

      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!!!!

    18. shredman March 22, 2020 at 10:42 am - Reply

      saw my first osprey for 2020 yesterday 3/21/20 cupsogue beach a pair on 1st nest just west of parking lot.

    19. Helen Rosenblum March 21, 2020 at 5:35 pm - Reply

      3 Osprey back on Shelter Island one in Cutchogue (I believe it is Carol’s Verizon Vic) so they are beginning to arrive.

    20. June c March 19, 2020 at 5:18 am - Reply

      Wishing everyone well….be careful…..do as they say…much love sending everyone’s way..June c

    21. ejboyd5 March 18, 2020 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      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.

    22. Admin Mary Anne February 22, 2020 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      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

      • June c February 23, 2020 at 1:32 pm - Reply

        Hope they get it up and running soon…I chip in for a new one!…looking forward to another amazing season..

        • ChrisH February 24, 2020 at 11:16 am - Reply

          I would chip in, too!

          • Trinity February 28, 2020 at 10:54 pm - Reply

            Same 😀

      • CarolV March 2, 2020 at 10:28 am - Reply

        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…… (;*}}

      • Bobbie March 2, 2020 at 12:12 pm - Reply

        I’d be happy to contribute toward a new camera.

      • Diana Gordon March 6, 2020 at 12:17 pm - Reply

        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.

        • CarolV March 10, 2020 at 3:30 pm - Reply

          So sorry for your loss…… peace be with you.

        • ChrisH March 11, 2020 at 9:56 am - Reply

          So sorry, Diana.

        • June c March 14, 2020 at 9:52 am - Reply

          So sorry for your loss…my prayers go with you…

        • Helen Rosenblum March 22, 2020 at 9:44 pm - Reply

          So very sorry.

      • June c March 14, 2020 at 9:56 am - Reply

        I pledge $100 towards a new one…with all that is going we need this camera…

        • Admin Mary Anne March 16, 2020 at 7:09 am - Reply

          June, thank you, but no need, as they are not asking for pledges.

          • Kathy March 19, 2020 at 10:27 am - Reply

            Any updates on the cam issue?

            • Admin Mary Anne March 20, 2020 at 10:18 am

              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

            • Admin Mary Anne March 20, 2020 at 10:18 am

              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

            • Kathy March 20, 2020 at 10:47 am

              Had to reply on this thread. Thank You Mary Anne

      • winifred esoff March 23, 2020 at 10:42 am - Reply

        Our ospreys are back here in Kings Park on Rte 25A Yippee!

    23. CarolV February 19, 2020 at 11:13 am - Reply

      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!

    24. Leesa Downs February 17, 2020 at 2:57 pm - Reply

      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!!

      • Admin Mary Anne February 22, 2020 at 2:10 pm - Reply

        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.

        • Leesa Downs February 24, 2020 at 12:01 pm - Reply

          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!!

    25. Karen Ball January 2, 2020 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Will this cam be live for next osprey season? Thanks!!

      • Admin Mary Anne January 3, 2020 at 9:52 am - Reply

        Yes it will be, Karen, it’s down right now temporarily. Hopefully will be back up soon.

    26. CarolV December 27, 2019 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      ADMIN: Think it was Christmas Day when I checked in and it was fine…. just a heads’ up…………. And Happy New Year!!!

    27. CarolV December 25, 2019 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      MERRY CHRISTMAS from the nest….. and a HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR!

      but where did the rope come from??????

      • CarolV December 25, 2019 at 12:18 pm - Reply

        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

    28. June c December 19, 2019 at 6:31 pm - Reply

      Wishing everyone happy Hoildays…Peace..Joy…Happiness…

    29. CarolV December 11, 2019 at 8:47 pm - Reply

      Too bad we can’t send a Christmas card to George and Jane in their warm vacation homes!!!

      • CarolV December 11, 2019 at 8:53 pm - Reply

        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.

        • ChrisH December 16, 2019 at 10:48 am - Reply

          Beautiful!!

    30. Theresa December 11, 2019 at 4:34 pm - Reply

      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 !!

    31. JanL December 11, 2019 at 10:19 am - Reply

      Snow!

    32. Carol V November 28, 2019 at 11:36 am - Reply

      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!

    33. PattyK November 27, 2019 at 6:24 pm - Reply

      Wishing all of you dear OZ family a Happy, Wonderful Thanksgiving !xoxoxo

    34. Isabella November 16, 2019 at 5:45 am - Reply

      So nice to see the nest!….can’t wait to watch them rebuild!

    35. Isabella October 27, 2019 at 1:44 pm - Reply

      WOW!!! Ospreyzone prayers have been answered! Big thanks to all involved!!👍👏🙂

    36. Mary E Urban October 24, 2019 at 12:52 pm - Reply

      yeah

    37. Mary E Urban October 24, 2019 at 12:51 pm - Reply

      cCan not wait for next year…was a hard year to see,but look at it ow yeah

    38. Anja Baldock October 22, 2019 at 11:15 am - Reply

      It’s a beautiful thing!!! Maybe Gracie will hook up with George again.

    39. Bobbie October 22, 2019 at 12:06 am - Reply

      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!

    40. Admin Mary Anne October 21, 2019 at 4:46 pm - Reply

      We can see the whole nest now!!! Thank you, Aidan! Sponsored by TaxReduction Serviceshttp://ospreyzone.com/

    41. Aidan October 21, 2019 at 4:14 pm - Reply

      Greetings!

      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!

      • Admin Mary Anne October 21, 2019 at 4:34 pm - Reply

        Thank you very much, Aidan! Wow! It looks GREAT! This is wonderful news!!! Everyone will be thrilled!!!

        • PattyK December 23, 2019 at 8:09 pm - Reply

          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

      • winnie October 21, 2019 at 6:07 pm - Reply

        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.

        • Admin Mary Anne October 21, 2019 at 6:46 pm - Reply

          Winnie, yes, they are hoping to keep it running.

      • June c October 21, 2019 at 6:55 pm - Reply

        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…

      • CarolV October 21, 2019 at 7:25 pm - Reply

        Thanks, Aidan and all involved!!!! Special thanks to the crane people. We love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        YYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

        • CarolV October 21, 2019 at 7:35 pm - Reply

          I did have to laugh…. memories of GRACIE flapping away in the wind with that black plastic scrap!
          SO looking forward to spring!

      • nfc October 22, 2019 at 7:48 am - Reply

        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.

      • Dawn October 22, 2019 at 9:16 am - Reply

        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!

      • ChrisH October 22, 2019 at 10:18 am - Reply

        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!!

      • Osprey Momma October 22, 2019 at 10:30 am - Reply

        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

      • Paula October 24, 2019 at 2:48 pm - Reply

        Hello,
        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!!!

      • Helen October 26, 2019 at 4:08 pm - Reply

        Thank you Aidan. The nest means so much to many of us. What you did is very much appreciated!

      • PattyK October 29, 2019 at 10:40 pm - Reply

        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

      • RobininMD November 2, 2019 at 6:43 pm - Reply

        Fantastic news! Thank you so very much! Looking forward to Spring!

      • winnie November 25, 2019 at 10:37 am - Reply

        still watching-beautiful view-Happy Holidays to all!

    42. Isabella October 7, 2019 at 5:21 pm - Reply

      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!

      • ChrisH October 8, 2019 at 9:36 am - Reply

        Amen, Isabella.

      • Trinity October 8, 2019 at 11:51 am - Reply

        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 😊

    43. CarolV October 5, 2019 at 6:46 am - Reply

      Almost 48 hrs. since I last saw Ms. Newfi….. longer for Beaumont. sooooooooooooo….

      Fly high…….. fly safe……………… fly free……. we will miss you,

      • Isabella October 5, 2019 at 12:27 pm - Reply

        Funny how they’re all of a sudden gone!

    44. CarolV October 4, 2019 at 8:24 am - Reply

      Newfoundland……Nobody home but us ravens…………..
      Haven’t seen an osprey since early yesterday………………. Every time this guy pops in, he finds a treat.

      • CarolV October 4, 2019 at 8:30 am - Reply

        I see the camera is down. Not that we’re missing a view………………..

        • Isabella October 5, 2019 at 12:30 pm - Reply

          Was up last season longer….guess they figured nothing to see…….last season pics….blue jay…..hawk

          • Isabella October 5, 2019 at 12:31 pm - Reply

            Flat lander sunrise for CarolV!

            • CarolV October 7, 2019 at 6:17 pm

              And that’s just another bonus we had when our camera had a view!

          • Redkayak October 7, 2019 at 9:38 am - Reply

            The house is for sale, so who knows about next year.

          • winnnie October 7, 2019 at 11:30 am - Reply

            is camera down for season? Hopefully it can be moved a little away so we can enjoy our beautiful family next Spring-thank you!

        • Mary M Yourch October 7, 2019 at 2:59 pm - Reply

          I see the house is on the market

    45. CarolV October 3, 2019 at 6:48 pm - Reply

      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….

    46. Isabella October 3, 2019 at 11:28 am - Reply

      Magpie enjoys the quiet (no geese)……just as Charlo is waking up,🌞

    47. CarolV October 3, 2019 at 11:24 am - Reply

      Just liked this shot with his little “ears”

    48. Isabella October 3, 2019 at 11:19 am - Reply

      Magpie enjoys the quiet (no geese)……just as Charlo is waking up,

    49. Isabella October 3, 2019 at 11:16 am - Reply

      Magpie enjoys the quiet (no geese)……just as Charlo is waking up

    50. CarolV October 3, 2019 at 9:41 am - Reply

      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.

      • CarolV October 3, 2019 at 10:08 am - Reply

        Minutes after The Kid took off, look who shows up! I was startled by the size!

        • CarolV October 3, 2019 at 10:10 am - Reply

          He spent a minute or two before he spotted something………

          • CarolV October 3, 2019 at 10:11 am - Reply

            ….went for it……

            • CarolV October 3, 2019 at 10:14 am

              sorry….. this is where he went for it…………

            • CarolV October 3, 2019 at 10:16 am

              Score!

            • CarolV October 3, 2019 at 10:20 am

              Mr. Raven enjoyed his treat, flew off and was back with a buddy. They’ve been in and out a couple of times.

            • CarolV October 3, 2019 at 10:21 am

              .

            • Isabella October 3, 2019 at 11:35 am

              Craven close up!

      • Isabella October 3, 2019 at 11:34 am - Reply

        Looks like Batgirl is the last “guest “….although she was late to the party!

    51. Isabella October 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      Another wow sunrise in Charlo

      • Isabella October 2, 2019 at 6:05 pm - Reply

        Fairy orb festival!

      • ChrisH October 3, 2019 at 9:31 am - Reply

        Yes…. another stunning one!!

      • CarolV October 3, 2019 at 3:59 pm - Reply

        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.

    52. CarolV October 2, 2019 at 8:12 am - Reply

      On the nest just now………………. did a quick check but haven’t seen Dad

      • Isabella October 2, 2019 at 10:09 am - Reply

        CarolV…Batgirl got breakfish

      • CarolV October 2, 2019 at 10:22 am - Reply

        Ever faithful!

    53. CarolV October 1, 2019 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      Newfoundland…I just scrolled back to about 10:30 a.m. and found no one there. Will check again tomorrow but…………….

    54. Isabella October 1, 2019 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      hawk of a different feather

      • Isabella October 1, 2019 at 4:44 pm - Reply

        Hawk with diamond fairy orbs

        • Isabella October 1, 2019 at 4:52 pm - Reply

          Haven’t seen Charlie or C9….so it may be….The End!

          • Isabella October 1, 2019 at 4:55 pm - Reply

            Also peeked in at Newfoundland…..saw nobirdy…..CarolV?…..maybe Charlo and Newfoundland didn’t want to pay October’s rent!

      • CarolV October 3, 2019 at 9:50 am - Reply

        Love the hawk pics. Startled me when I spotted it at the nest!

        • Isabella October 3, 2019 at 11:39 am - Reply

          😊 thx!

    55. Isabella October 1, 2019 at 4:36 pm - Reply

      Wow!!….sunrise in Charlo

      • Isabella October 1, 2019 at 4:47 pm - Reply

        🌄

        • ChrisH October 2, 2019 at 10:11 am - Reply

          Wow is right!! That’s gorgeous!!!

    56. Paula October 1, 2019 at 10:26 am - Reply

      Hello,
      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?

      • Admin Mary Anne October 1, 2019 at 11:50 am - Reply

        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.

    57. CarolV October 1, 2019 at 9:03 am - Reply

      Newfoundland— off to another day as Dad comes and goes and the Kid gets breakfish…….

    58. CarolV September 30, 2019 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      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!

      • CarolV September 30, 2019 at 6:03 pm - Reply

        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!

        • CarolV September 30, 2019 at 6:05 pm - Reply

          And thanks, Isabella, for all the orb pics

          • Isabella October 1, 2019 at 4:57 pm - Reply

            😊

        • Isabella October 1, 2019 at 4:58 pm - Reply

          Omg…..those geese never shut up!

    59. CarolV September 30, 2019 at 9:18 am - Reply

      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.

    60. Isabella September 29, 2019 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      C9 is a really stunning osprey!

      • Isabella September 29, 2019 at 4:22 pm - Reply

        If they stay they may be getting 🐟 from the frozen food aisle!

      • CarolV September 30, 2019 at 9:19 am - Reply

        There is so much variety . !

        • Isabella October 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm - Reply

          😆….funny CarolV!

    61. Isabella September 29, 2019 at 10:44 am - Reply

      Charlie 💤 at Charlo

      • Isabella September 29, 2019 at 10:48 am - Reply

        His reaction to C9s incessant…Go Fish!!

        • Isabella September 29, 2019 at 10:49 am - Reply

          Snowbird

        • Admin Mary Anne September 29, 2019 at 11:00 am - Reply

          C9 caught a fish yesterday and brought it in. Second one we have seen her bring in.

          • Isabella September 29, 2019 at 11:04 am - Reply

            Thx Mary Anne!….I missed that

            • Admin Mary Anne September 29, 2019 at 2:49 pm

              Isabella, check it out!

    62. CarolV September 28, 2019 at 6:41 pm - Reply

      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.

    63. CarolV September 28, 2019 at 1:41 pm - Reply

      Dad just left after delivery…. and visitors appeared on the path……

      • CarolV September 28, 2019 at 1:42 pm - Reply

        Watched intently by the Kid………….

        • CarolV September 28, 2019 at 1:45 pm - Reply

          Keeps eyes on them (just in frame at top of path) as they go

          • Isabella September 28, 2019 at 8:30 pm - Reply

            Multitasking with 🐟 in foot!

    64. CarolV September 28, 2019 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      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………

      • Isabella September 29, 2019 at 11:01 am - Reply

        ☘️🍀🧚‍♀️……nice twist…..assuming you mean air currents…not ocean or electric

        • CarolV September 30, 2019 at 5:41 pm - Reply

          Ha ha ha … yes, let’s zap the suckers!!!!! Good one….

    65. Isabella September 28, 2019 at 12:30 pm - Reply

      Charlo nest…….what may be C9s last day…..winds have changed in her favor…..looking at those clouds and hearing hunters….I would leave!

      • Isabella September 28, 2019 at 12:32 pm - Reply

        Kaleidoscope fairy orbs for CarolV ……Charlo nest

    66. CarolV September 28, 2019 at 11:11 am - Reply

      Ever faithful Beaumont starts with breakfish @7:51

      • CarolV September 28, 2019 at 11:13 am - Reply

        Then we have mid morning fish…..

        • CarolV September 28, 2019 at 11:19 am - Reply

          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.

          • Isabella September 28, 2019 at 12:40 pm - Reply

            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!

          • Isabella September 28, 2019 at 12:43 pm - Reply

            CarolV….cool pic of dad riding in on 🐟…..hang talons! Lol

    67. CarolV September 27, 2019 at 7:46 pm - Reply

      Beaumont delivers a small one, then stays to have a fishtail before he goes….

      • CarolV September 27, 2019 at 7:50 pm - Reply

        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.

    68. CarolV September 27, 2019 at 11:49 am - Reply

      We got a good look at Beaumont’s gorgeous wings………….

      • CarolV September 27, 2019 at 11:52 am - Reply

        .as lunch came in………
        Beaumont sat for a minute or two before taking off

        • CarolV September 27, 2019 at 11:56 am - Reply

          Ms. Newfi flapped over to edge, where we got a good look at the nice fish Dad brought

    69. Isabella September 27, 2019 at 9:30 am - Reply

      Looks like Newfoundland and Charlo are the only “game “ in town

      • Isabella September 27, 2019 at 9:33 am - Reply

        Batman gets breakfish……CarolV says he’s 84 days old….old enough to leave

        • Isabella September 27, 2019 at 9:38 am - Reply

          C9 is 105? Days old…..according to Poppy…southern winds are keeping them around. They use too much energy to fly against it

          • Isabella September 27, 2019 at 9:40 am - Reply

            Don’t know if that affects our nest….. but didn’t see or hear anybirdy yesterday

          • Admin Mary Anne September 27, 2019 at 10:38 am - Reply

            Yes, she is 105 days old today. Bad weather moving into that area, supposed to be snow and rain on Sunday.

    70. Mary Yourch September 27, 2019 at 8:00 am - Reply

      I have been out of the loop. Where is this nest located?

      • Admin Mary Anne September 27, 2019 at 8:28 am - Reply

        Mary, its on the North Fork of Long Island.

      • CarolV September 27, 2019 at 11:31 am - Reply

        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.

        • Admin Mary Anne September 27, 2019 at 12:21 pm - Reply

          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.

    71. CarolV September 26, 2019 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      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…………

    72. CarolV September 26, 2019 at 3:04 pm - Reply

      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..

    73. CarolV September 26, 2019 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      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.

      • CarolV September 26, 2019 at 2:29 pm - Reply

        As soon as B left, kiddo turned to the carcass, leaving the new fish to flop helplessly.

        • CarolV September 26, 2019 at 2:31 pm - Reply

          After working on that first fish, she worked her way to the now dead flopper, showing off those beautiful wings.

          • CarolV September 26, 2019 at 2:34 pm - Reply

            It’s not easy grabbing a fish when you still have the tail of the last one in your talons…………

            • CarolV September 26, 2019 at 2:38 pm

              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.

    74. Isabella September 26, 2019 at 11:15 am - Reply

      CarolV…how old is 🐥

      • CarolV September 26, 2019 at 11:56 am - Reply

        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…

    75. CarolV September 26, 2019 at 10:57 am - Reply

      It was a rainy night and morning in Newfoundland.

      • CarolV September 26, 2019 at 11:03 am - Reply

        Beaumont was in with an early breakfish

        • CarolV September 26, 2019 at 11:05 am - Reply

          .

          • CarolV September 26, 2019 at 11:07 am - Reply

            That was an appetizer size….. now for a real fish!

            • CarolV September 26, 2019 at 11:12 am

              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!

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