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August 8, 2020: Camera is now back online after the storm!

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Belle’s Journey

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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.

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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.

*******************
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

    45,435 Comments

    1. CarolV May 21, 2020 at 1:14 pm - Reply

      10:10…. another fish! Yay!
      ….. Jane fumbled a little, but didn’t go til she had that grip.

    2. CarolV May 21, 2020 at 10:59 am - Reply

      George works hot on the egg cup….. Lookin’goood, G!!!

    3. CarolV May 21, 2020 at 9:15 am - Reply

      GM, Jane

      • CarolV May 21, 2020 at 9:16 am - Reply

        GM, George

        • CarolV May 21, 2020 at 9:18 am - Reply

          Love when he bows to her….

          • CarolV May 21, 2020 at 9:21 am - Reply

            @05:24…… My son, the fisherman, says it’s fluke, not flounder, that would be in the bay so…. breakfish fluke, with just a small head removed. Enjoy, Jane!

            • CarolV May 21, 2020 at 9:33 am

              Jane was out for a long time. George stopped in several times, looking for her. Judging by that crop, she enjoyed every bit of that fluke.

    4. CarolV May 20, 2020 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      George brings a big clump for bedding…. but not a fish….

      Temps dropping to 44 under clear skies…. sunny day tomorrow, close to 60.

    5. CarolV May 20, 2020 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      Jane has been yammering…. George came in empty footed.
      IShe had a lot to say…. looked like she was serious………
      George left and was back for some incentive…

    6. CarolV May 20, 2020 at 7:05 pm - Reply

      Our Queen, relaxing for a while, even bird watching!
      But I can hear her yapping as I post this……

    7. CarolV May 20, 2020 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      @16:11….. George brings a smallish piece of fish… looked like he had a good meal himself.

    8. CarolV May 20, 2020 at 3:59 pm - Reply

      Neighbor pops out in the left corner… It’s mate just flitted in….

    9. CarolV May 20, 2020 at 1:08 pm - Reply

      Jane got this stick out of the egg cup and did some straightening of the furnishings…

    10. CarolV May 20, 2020 at 9:35 am - Reply

      George brought in about 2 blades of grass and worked on the egg cup.
      when Jane was back, they worked on the eggs.

    11. CarolV May 20, 2020 at 9:02 am - Reply

      GM, Jane and George! Full sunshine earlier than predicted! Can feel my spirits rising with the sun!

      • CarolV May 20, 2020 at 9:05 am - Reply

        Not sure what Jane was doing….. teetering on the rails and whapping George with her tail…. cheering in the day?
        George’s face says it all….

        • CarolV May 20, 2020 at 9:09 am - Reply

          Jane was yammering a good 10mins. before George showed up…. she must have seen him nearby……BREAKFISH! Good size; Jane is happy!

    12. CarolV May 19, 2020 at 8:06 pm - Reply

      George levitates out of sight…..

      55 now, dropping to 47 under cloudy skies.
      Tomorrow, cloudy gradually clearing to a sunny late afternoon. high of 57-58

      HAGN!

    13. CarolV May 19, 2020 at 7:54 pm - Reply

      @19:30…. George showed with an evening snack.. Jane was in a little bit after he got there and off she went.

    14. CarolV May 19, 2020 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      Aerial ballet over the bay…. it looked like osprey but Jane didn’t seem particularly interested.

    15. CarolV May 19, 2020 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      @16:34…. A really nice headless fish!
      …… Jane was so happy to get it, she was crowding George…. and gave him an elbow bump in thank you!
      ………… And off she goes, lickety split!

      • CarolV May 19, 2020 at 6:53 pm - Reply

        George was back for the dessert………. and now he wants privacy??

    16. CarolV May 19, 2020 at 2:55 pm - Reply

      George brings a nice clump of dried seaweed. As he approaches nest, he loosens his talons and whooosssshhhhh… the whole clump goes…

      • June c May 20, 2020 at 6:40 pm - Reply

        Well the nest is truly ready..its a beautiful one at that…now all we need is an egg or two…

    17. CarolV May 19, 2020 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      The bad news is that the nest is still swaying enough to make me feel dizzy….. the good news is it should calm down after 3.

      • CarolV May 19, 2020 at 3:38 pm - Reply

        I don’t think the wind got the memo that it’s supposed to be dying down

    18. CarolV May 19, 2020 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      This was a 2fer….. George made one advance, lofted off and was right back…I think Jane held position too long!

      • June c May 20, 2020 at 6:42 pm - Reply

        i love to watch them lift off with the wind..really cool…

    19. CarolV May 19, 2020 at 10:28 am - Reply

      George comes in for yet another exercise session… several already today
      When he comes back, minutes later, Jane yaps loudly at him, probably looking for a fish….. I haven’t seen one yet today.
      Then, she flaps off for the perch

      • CarolV May 19, 2020 at 10:45 am - Reply

        And more sticks, two! At least Jane got an osprey hug…..
        Wonder if this wind makes fishing difficult?

        • Admin Mary Anne May 19, 2020 at 10:55 am - Reply

          Yes it does, it’s easier to see fish when the water is calm. He’ll get one, George always comes through.

    20. CarolV May 19, 2020 at 9:55 am - Reply

      A sunny morning- temps to hit the 60s- but very windy!

      • CarolV May 19, 2020 at 9:58 am - Reply

        George fought the wind bringing this in,, ,Jane sees it coming……, not only landed the stick on Jane but himself as well!

        • CarolV May 19, 2020 at 10:01 am - Reply

          Next stick, Jane ducks just in case….

          Later, George brings one that looks like Jane’s style…

    21. CarolV May 18, 2020 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      Staying mild tonight… dropping to about 50 under cloudy skies…… getting windy tomorrow, temps to 60. with partly cloudy skies.

      We’re luckily getting missed by that tropical storm coming up the coast but heading off to sea. Had been expecting 4 days of rain… now may get some rain over the weekend….

      Everyone, HAGN!

    22. CarolV May 18, 2020 at 7:45 pm - Reply

      @19:20…. almost had a candlelit dinner! It’s more a snack…. 1/2 a smallish fish…
      …. Jane gets her grip and goes …. and Studmuffin gets his beak all polished before he goes…

    23. CarolV May 18, 2020 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      Jane came back after maybe 20 min. with her fish….pest harassing her…
      I thought this was George but maybe she was so worked up and, having the fish to protect, it looked like she took a lunge at him…

      • CarolV May 18, 2020 at 3:38 pm - Reply

        This time she came back and George was waiting for her upstairs.

    24. CarolV May 18, 2020 at 2:40 pm - Reply

      @14:28…Jane gets a gorgeous headless flounder… yummy for the tummy! She surfs off on her fish board…

    25. CarolV May 18, 2020 at 7:53 am - Reply

      It’s been a busy day already….. The important part…breakfish at 6:49… a decent med. headless one.

      • CarolV May 18, 2020 at 7:59 am - Reply

        And all the important osprey activities… Jane straightening the house…
        ……………………..George delivers more sticks,,,,,
        ………………………..Time for bonding..several times…working on those eggs
        ………………………………….and pests on the move…George was yelling from the perch before flying off himself

    26. CarolV May 17, 2020 at 9:25 pm - Reply

      Was it show-me-your-butt day? We had several versions of feathered derrieres ,,,, this one is too cute!

      • CarolV May 17, 2020 at 9:29 pm - Reply

        54 dropping to 48 under cloudy skies….. cloudy tomorrow but warming to about 60….
        HAGN!

    27. CarolV May 17, 2020 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      @17:15….Maybe I missed it, but this was the only fish delivery I found this afternoon/evening. And all the fish today were small, partial portions.

    28. CarolV May 17, 2020 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      George’s shadow fell on Jane…. it looked like he was drying his wings…

    29. CarolV May 17, 2020 at 7:42 pm - Reply

      Let’s do it right in front of the camera!
      Saw a couple of kissing sessions right in our faces…

    30. CarolV May 17, 2020 at 7:20 pm - Reply

      That’s an interesting branch, George! He wrestled it in to place.

      • CarolV May 17, 2020 at 7:44 pm - Reply

        Jane’s taste runs more to simplistic modern…. pardon the feathers in the face.

        A pest was hanging around as she came in…

    31. CarolV May 17, 2020 at 1:13 pm - Reply

      @9:55am…George was in with a med. headless fish but no Jane….He took off.
      I went out, in the meantime. After checking back, I see one or the other at the nest but I see them finally meeting up for the exchange @11:42.

    32. CarolV May 17, 2020 at 8:36 am - Reply

      There was breakfish early…. look closely, it is there…. appetizer fish!

    33. CarolV May 17, 2020 at 8:28 am - Reply

      Our beautiful O’Spreys

      • CarolV May 17, 2020 at 8:30 am - Reply

        We already have fly-overs….

        • CarolV May 17, 2020 at 8:32 am - Reply

          And George has been working…… A nice wishing stick…as in, we wish we have eggs soon…

          • CarolV May 17, 2020 at 8:33 am - Reply

            …. and a big clump of seaweed

            • CarolV May 17, 2020 at 8:50 am

              And another nice stick….

            • CarolV May 17, 2020 at 8:58 am

              Can’t forget the wiggle-push!

    34. CarolV May 16, 2020 at 7:49 pm - Reply

      George has some more additions…..

      Temps dropping under cloudy skies….about 67 at 7pm to 48 by dawn.

    35. CarolV May 16, 2020 at 6:08 pm - Reply

      George comes back with the fishtail…..
      Jane struggles to get a claw on the small piece.
      She seemed a bit hesitant about flying off and I hoped she would stay…. but no, instinct is to fly off….
      George watched her go…..

      • CarolV May 16, 2020 at 6:11 pm - Reply

        ..

        • CarolV May 16, 2020 at 6:38 pm - Reply

          AND SHE”S BACK!!!!! YAY! All clear! And George is in seconds later to celebrate!

    36. CarolV May 16, 2020 at 4:29 pm - Reply

      @16:05…. George brings another fish….. he keeps looking up at Jane and does some vocalizing….. you could see plastic snips flapping from the perch…… and he goes

      • CarolV May 16, 2020 at 6:18 pm - Reply

        George was in and out….. when he decides to eat the fish, Jane comes down….. When she tried to take the fish, George flew off…..

        Jane tried working at the plastic and may have loosened it on one leg, but walking just makes it worse

    37. CarolV May 16, 2020 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      Jane got the @#^& bag wrapped around her legs… flew to perch

    38. CarolV May 16, 2020 at 3:49 pm - Reply

      Flounder delivery @13:46
      Lots to keep Jane busy for a while….. she had a bit of a struggle getting a grip but I think she held on… fingers crossed!

    39. CarolV May 16, 2020 at 2:21 pm - Reply

      George had headed towards the perch a few minutes before….
      This bird, possibly female, made a run towards the perch

      Escorted away…

    40. CarolV May 16, 2020 at 1:44 pm - Reply

      You’ve been doing so well with the wooden furnishings, George, and the seaweed/grass accents……..
      …………. George goes plastic for a rug. He tested it out

    41. June c May 16, 2020 at 1:18 pm - Reply

      Jane has been making the nest. Just right,,,,maybe she is ready…

    42. nfc May 16, 2020 at 11:07 am - Reply

      Hello osprey watchers. I was in Bayville, NY this morning. I saw the osprey nest right near the beach. An osprey was in the nest chirping away as four ospreys were flying around. I think the mate was trying to get the others to go away. So I guess the ospreys all over are having a crazy season.

      • CarolV May 16, 2020 at 12:21 pm - Reply

        I’m wondering if they are just so successful here on the Island that any nests erected just don’t fill the demand. Not much predation so I’m thinking there is a higher fledgling return rate. Speculation….
        Watching other nests with the eagles and GHO attacks, even raccoons or ravens and crows, I see how easy we local nest watchers have it, without all the worrying. Fish supply and sibling aggression are really our only worries.

        • nfc May 16, 2020 at 1:46 pm - Reply

          Carol— what you said makes perfect sense. They are fighting for nests because there aren’t enough around. Osprey nests have to be built on a platform. Other birds build nests in trees, cliffs, etc… I am so glad that we don’t have to watch the predation that has been seen at many osprey nests . Long Island does have a beautiful view.
          Every week we go for drives. We have checked the eagles in Centerport. That was a wonderful site to see. Next trip we may try to find the osprey nest that is on PSEG in Oyster Bay. I am sure many people are finding nests online relaxing during this time.
          Thanks again for all you pictures and info.!!!!!

          • June c May 17, 2020 at 2:21 pm - Reply

            I live 1/2 mile away from Centerport Eagles….
            Carol…You are not alone! Ha…Thanks for daily updates…

    43. CarolV May 16, 2020 at 10:22 am - Reply

      Nap time…. already traffic on the bay…. good to see

    44. CarolV May 16, 2020 at 10:02 am - Reply

      Rained again….. but the sun will be out soon…..67-68 later

      • CarolV May 16, 2020 at 10:04 am - Reply

        Jane and George both hopped down from the perch at sight of an intruder. It flew right over their heads and was carrying a fish. I thought it was aiming for the nest.

        • CarolV May 16, 2020 at 10:07 am - Reply

          A pause for the cause…. let’s hear some applause!

          • CarolV May 16, 2020 at 10:10 am - Reply

            @6:35….. Breakfish!
            Jane was a little slow coming down from the perch…. But she gets a medium size headless fish….. yummy!

            • CarolV May 16, 2020 at 1:48 pm

              Just one more because I liked this pic…

    45. CarolV May 15, 2020 at 7:23 pm - Reply

      AND….. Good-night…..

    46. CarolV May 15, 2020 at 6:01 pm - Reply

      Beautiful blue view……..
      Was a gorgeous day,,, still72 in OZland. We are @64….amazing what a difference that ocean breeze can do!
      Chance of a possible t-storm or shower between 10pm and 4am…… clearing skies show a probable sunny day after 10am…..high 0f 67.

      • CarolV May 15, 2020 at 7:25 pm - Reply

        Dinnerfish @18:14……

        • CarolV May 15, 2020 at 7:28 pm - Reply

          That should have read dinner at 18:04……… then she was back @18:18

    47. CarolV May 15, 2020 at 3:46 pm - Reply

      Jane was reacting to a fly-by as George came in…. and it looked like he was being shadowed.

      Nice sized headless fish, which Jane took as soon as pest disappeared.

    48. CarolV May 15, 2020 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      Love in the afternoon…

      • Trinity May 15, 2020 at 8:23 pm - Reply

        Yep very romantic 😍

    49. CarolV May 15, 2020 at 1:52 pm - Reply

      Bet you’d all like to know! Will she or won’t she……..

    50. CarolV May 15, 2020 at 1:24 pm - Reply

      I’m wondering if that’s a brood patch…. and do they always have them? I hadn’t noticed this before. Now, I’m wondering if George would sense Jane has eggs developing or if it would just be something that is formed regardless ….

    51. CarolV May 15, 2020 at 1:08 pm - Reply

      Just for luck…….
      2018- eggs were laid 5/23…. 5/26….5/29

      One chick hatched….. George sitting on eggs
      …………………………George pulling out a shell
      …………………………George meeting Squirmy

      • CarolV May 15, 2020 at 1:12 pm - Reply

        THE EVER HILARIOUS>>>> Jane meeting Squirmy…………………She was edging closer to see this new thing,,, and it moved!

        For Paula and June c……. and everyone who loved Squirmy and the Tale of a New Mom 2018

        • Admin Mary Anne May 15, 2020 at 3:33 pm - Reply

          This was great, poor Jane, she was so freaked out!

          • CarolV May 15, 2020 at 3:51 pm - Reply

            One of the funniest moments I’ve seen on here….. I hadn’t expected that reaction!

        • Paula May 15, 2020 at 7:36 pm - Reply

          Thanks CarolV. I do remember this. I almost cried when George looked at him for the first time. I was ever so grateful that Jane’s maternal instincts FINALLY kicked in and George was able to act more like a male osprey than a female osprey!

        • Trinity May 15, 2020 at 8:24 pm - Reply

          I watched the full YouTube video of Squirmy arrival , it really is funny !

          • June c May 16, 2020 at 1:09 pm - Reply

            Just re-watched utube…she was so surprised…..

        • June c May 16, 2020 at 12:56 pm - Reply

          OMG I remember that..she did not know what to do…she actually was afraid of her little one…again George was there for her…

        • ChrisH May 19, 2020 at 1:46 pm - Reply

          I remember that, too! It was hysterical…. best reaction ever!!

    52. CarolV May 15, 2020 at 12:02 pm - Reply

      Jane was working in the nest cup and got tangled in the seaweed…

      • CarolV May 15, 2020 at 12:05 pm - Reply

        She looked like she tried biting it off then flew to perch…. she was up and down a few times….

        • CarolV May 15, 2020 at 12:08 pm - Reply

          George came in with a definite reaction! He looked like he couldn’t believe his eyes!
          He was in and out a few times…

          • CarolV May 15, 2020 at 12:13 pm - Reply

            Jane flew down to back-up George with a fly-over…. had a short chat with hubby before he flew out.
            Then she went for it! And she too will be released!

            Pffshhhew! That was a little scary… 40 mins. of suspense!

            • CarolV May 15, 2020 at 12:16 pm

              That stick wasn’t George’s idea, for once! It was flipped by Jane’s tail…

              And Freedom!

    53. CarolV May 15, 2020 at 9:12 am - Reply

      Jane is determined to get this long sheet of seaweed in to the nest……. she pulls and pulls, til she finally grabs that stick and it all comes in…

      • CarolV May 15, 2020 at 9:17 am - Reply

        Then we had an alert…. day is off to a running start!

        At least the rain is over and we’re seeing sun… and maybe 70 degs.!!!

    54. Paula May 15, 2020 at 8:29 am - Reply

      I’m beginning to get concerned about eggs for this nest this year. It is very late! It sure has been a strange year for osprey everywhere this year. I was hoping for a little calm and normalcy in these unusual times for humans! But that definitely is NOT happening!

      • CarolV May 15, 2020 at 9:15 am - Reply

        Eggs have been laid later than this previous years…. I’m still hopeful. Not much we can do but watch. As you say, it’s been crazy everywhere

      • June c May 15, 2020 at 9:18 am - Reply

        In 2018 the eggs were laid near the end of May…I know the 2nd. egg was laid on May 26th 2018…still hope…

        • CarolV May 15, 2020 at 1:03 pm - Reply

          Going by my pictures, I see 1,2,3, on 5/23….5/26….5/29
          I hunted thru old pics and found a few to share…
          I also found I have way toooooo many pics!

    55. CarolV May 15, 2020 at 8:20 am - Reply

      Foggy, rainy morning………. GM, G & J

      • CarolV May 15, 2020 at 8:23 am - Reply

        George brought in a nice whole fish, which he sat on…Jane looked at him…. is that for me?????
        She grabbed it carefully before going…

    56. CarolV May 14, 2020 at 7:45 pm - Reply

      Hit 63 today…and lots of sunshine!
      57 now and dropping to 52 under cloudy skies, with rain possibilities after midnight; hopefully ending in early morning.

      Tomorrow- partly sunny and may reach close to 70!

      • June c May 14, 2020 at 8:40 pm - Reply

        Thank you for pictures….I may not comment daily…I view all the time..

        • CarolV May 15, 2020 at 8:32 am - Reply

          Always glad to hear from you!

    57. CarolV May 14, 2020 at 7:01 pm - Reply

      Now this IS George…. maybe he needs a toupe for a growing bald spot! It doesn’t explain why Jane went after him a few times earlier. Maybe she was telling him she had the nest covered, he needed to fish!

      Anyhow, a nice dinner fish…

    58. CarolV May 14, 2020 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      I think “Romeo” was back…. When Jane flew in, I had heard scrabbling on the perch and a shadow from there as Jane flew in. She seemed uneasy and this bird flew off.

      • CarolV May 14, 2020 at 4:04 pm - Reply

        A little later, Jane got back=up against an intruder, but she seemed unsure…. she pushed this guy with her chest and gave him the hairy-eyeball.

        • CarolV May 14, 2020 at 4:08 pm - Reply

          They both flew out but this guy stopped back… I think it’s the male I nick-named Romeo….with the ) on his head…

          Is this nest ever settling down!

    59. CarolV May 14, 2020 at 1:59 pm - Reply

      @13:24… Lunch came and went….. George is being followed. He stopped briefly at the nest and Jane helped him yell.
      Then that beautiful fish and George took off, to be seen over the bay with the pest.
      Jane went to perch to wait.

      • CarolV May 14, 2020 at 2:01 pm - Reply

        !

        • CarolV May 14, 2020 at 2:25 pm - Reply

          @14:02…. George is back with what’s left of that beautiful fish! He must have been hungry! He has been working hard…
          Jane is just happy as she dances him in… see ya later!

    60. CarolV May 14, 2020 at 1:14 pm - Reply

      Think Jane is hungry! She’s in full yammer… George still on guard duty

    61. CarolV May 14, 2020 at 1:03 pm - Reply

      George was eying Jane on the perch….
      He flew out and around and the camera started rockin’! Don’t come a’knockin’!
      But someone did and both birds dropped to the nest, alarming… there seems to be a lot of activity in fly-bys without them coming too close.

    62. CarolV May 14, 2020 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      There was breakfish @6:36, which I missed.

    63. CarolV May 14, 2020 at 11:20 am - Reply

      This isn’t what you think…. George was on perch and used Jane as a stepstool, including a solid step on her head! She just shook it off!

      • Trinity May 14, 2020 at 12:21 pm - Reply

        Tough broad !

    64. CarolV May 14, 2020 at 8:44 am - Reply

      Both birds have been working on the nest…. Jane did some rearranging while George brings in a big branch…

      • CarolV May 14, 2020 at 9:01 am - Reply

        All work and no play….. our George is not a dull boy!

    65. CarolV May 13, 2020 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      Sunset at OZ…. Jane headed up about 7:35…
      It’s dropping rapidly from 57 as the sun goes… Should hit 43 by dawn. Mostly clear skies tonight and a sunny tomorrow! Thank you, Ms. May! Might even go over 60 !

      HAGN, everyone!

    66. CarolV May 13, 2020 at 7:39 pm - Reply

      A little more seaweed can’t hurt!

    67. CarolV May 13, 2020 at 5:55 pm - Reply

      George arrives to no Jane in nest and no yapping….
      Maybe Jane was napping on the perch, because he glanced up there…
      Jane happily comes down for that nice headless fish…
      She carefully adjusted her claws to get a good hold before taking off!

      • CarolV May 13, 2020 at 6:24 pm - Reply

        Jane trailed some of that balloon ribbon after her but it’s still stuck…

      • CarolV May 13, 2020 at 6:45 pm - Reply

        Just realized there was a fish delivery @15:26…. was feeling sorry that Jane hadn’t been fed midday…. but George is on the job!

    68. CarolV May 13, 2020 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      Jane had a mild reaction to this bird going by…..hoping it’s George heading nearby to eat his fish head

    69. CarolV May 13, 2020 at 4:49 pm - Reply

      Jane dropped from the perch when the intruder was spotted. Lots of yelling
      It flew right in front of the nest and both birds jumped for it…. Flapping wings all over the place….

    70. CarolV May 13, 2020 at 3:30 pm - Reply

      George brings home another tree. He’s in nestorating mode…… Jane is begging from the perch

    71. CarolV May 13, 2020 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      George shows up @11:23 with a somewhat beat-up looking fish, but Jane’s not fussy!

      • CarolV May 13, 2020 at 12:30 pm - Reply

        This can’t be good… Jane is back in 10 mins. with seaweed…. did she gobble it or lose it? Never know…

    72. CarolV May 13, 2020 at 10:51 am - Reply

      I thought George might be coming in because Jane was doing the fish plead vocals.
      In the meantime, she did a half-hearted jump after someone, but came right back…. I could hear George not too far away with his alarm call back-up

    73. CarolV May 13, 2020 at 10:36 am - Reply

      I guess the bathroom got moved upstairs……

      • nfc May 13, 2020 at 11:31 am - Reply

        Carol– those pictures are very interesting!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for all the pictures and info. It is appreciated . After all the drama, are we looking at the original Jane and George??? Hope to see eggs really soon. Thanks again.

        • Admin Mary Anne May 13, 2020 at 12:04 pm - Reply

          Yes, we are watching the original George, and Jane, she returned on May 1st.

    74. CarolV May 13, 2020 at 9:43 am - Reply

      Checked back and found moonrise…..

    75. CarolV May 13, 2020 at 7:24 am - Reply

      Breakfish is early today!

      • CarolV May 13, 2020 at 7:42 am - Reply

        There must be an early intruder…. George is alarming and Jane is back…. she still has her fish…. she popped up to perch and back before leaving again…

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