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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

    44,312 Comments

    1. CarolV June 11, 2020 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      It’s raining, it’s pouring!….. and lovely thunder boomers by me…..

    2. CarolV June 11, 2020 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      Jane is so much more polite than G! She waits patiently while George tries to ignore her! He finally got up…..

      • CarolV June 11, 2020 at 2:23 pm - Reply

        The forecast , as usual on LI. is changing by the moment. We are down to a brief storm this afternoon and maybe another chance of a passing storm this evening…… drastic change from the all afternoon and evening rain predicted as recently as this morning! And, as always, subject to revision…..

        • Isabella June 11, 2020 at 4:16 pm - Reply

          Storm seems to be moving west to east. Get your umbrella ready Jane!

    3. CarolV June 11, 2020 at 8:54 am - Reply

      GM Jane…
      Hello, George!

      Jane came back from her run to put in a fish request…..

      It’s a windy day @OZ….. 16mph out of the south… Rain is on the menu for lunch thru evening…. temp is flatlining at 70-71 all day.

      • CarolV June 11, 2020 at 9:02 am - Reply

        George brought a big breakfish @07:48…..
        Jane had a hard time getting a foot on it! The wind kept her bobbling everytime she tried to get a foot on her fish! But she was finally out…..

        • CarolV June 11, 2020 at 9:06 am - Reply

          Hold on, Jane!!!!

          • CarolV June 11, 2020 at 9:36 am - Reply

            The sparrows were flitting around and one little guy moved just in time!

            Jane is back and no arguments from George….. she settled in.

            ISABELLA…. left you something by that other sparrow pic……. not laughing! I’m with you!

    4. Isabella June 11, 2020 at 7:51 am - Reply

      Breakfish on a windy day

      • Trinity June 11, 2020 at 8:35 pm - Reply

        I spy a mahjong window 😀

        • Isabella June 12, 2020 at 12:16 am - Reply

          Yes! 😋….was watching picture in picture. Also had to quickly plug in before getting pics! Too funny Trinity!

    5. nfc June 11, 2020 at 6:45 am - Reply

      On the PSEG osprey cam at the Blue Point Brewing Company the size on the two osprey chicks is so different. The younger one is amazingly smaller. There must have been a big wait between hatches. It seems to be doing ok.

      • Admin Mary Anne June 11, 2020 at 8:14 am - Reply

        nfc, yes, the first chick hatched on May 31st, and the second hatched on Jun 6th.

        • nfc June 11, 2020 at 9:03 am - Reply

          Mary Anne, Thanks for the dates. I wasn’t aware of them. It seems to be doing fine. That is what is important. That is such a difference in dates of hatching.

          • Admin Mary Anne June 11, 2020 at 9:09 am - Reply

            nfc, I don’t recall in any nest I have watched, that much of a time difference between the hatching of the first and second eggs.

    6. Isabella June 11, 2020 at 1:08 am - Reply

      Even with the moonlight…hard to tell who’s on the nest….my money is on Jane!

      • Isabella June 11, 2020 at 1:12 am - Reply

        Finally got to see the chicks in Patchogue…..look at the difference in size!

        • Isabella June 11, 2020 at 1:17 am - Reply

          Jane and George’s friends in oyster bay with the three amigos!

          • Trinity June 11, 2020 at 6:09 pm - Reply

            So cute !

        • CarolV June 11, 2020 at 9:16 pm - Reply

          Awwwww!!!

    7. CarolV June 10, 2020 at 8:56 pm - Reply

      Looks like Jane is set for the night……..
      Seems like the fog may be back. Warmish night, only dropping to 66. Overcast leading to probable rain tomorrow towards afternoon. Possible t-storm. HAGN!

    8. CarolV June 10, 2020 at 4:36 pm - Reply

      @16:168…. Fish……. George brought it to perch first….. Jane gave him the fish-eye….. and had a few more bites,,, reading the shadow
      ………………………………………Couldn’t see much as all happened in that small area, blocked by bodies. Could see it was a decent portion….

    9. CarolV June 10, 2020 at 2:47 pm - Reply

      George has been nearby a lot lately, but the pest takes advantage of his absence to annoy Jane…..
      ……….You could see the shadow of it hanging and fluttering just above camera view……
      …………………………. Jane made a lunge for it, screaming and cursing at it………………. and it wisely left……… for now.

      • CarolV June 10, 2020 at 2:50 pm - Reply

        bye-Bye-Bye, Pesky!!!!!!

      • CarolV June 10, 2020 at 2:57 pm - Reply

        Jane still looks frazzled….. George comes in to spell her,,,

      • Isabella June 11, 2020 at 1:03 am - Reply

        Jane….warrior princess!

    10. CarolV June 10, 2020 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      Jane took a break….. stretched, preened; flew out briefly. Right back.

    11. Isabella June 10, 2020 at 11:06 am - Reply

      Hog island as usual is showing us how osprey adapt. Both parents leaving nest at night, due to GHO. Will be interesting to see if eggs hatch. Have mixed feelings since GHOs seem determined .

      • Isabella June 11, 2020 at 10:39 am - Reply

        Part 11 about eggs and incubation 🐣🐥

    12. CarolV June 10, 2020 at 9:46 am - Reply

      George has a visitor……….. it may be a fledgling from the first brood. It doesn’t seem the least bit intimidated by the big noisy bird and its huge beak.!

    13. CarolV June 10, 2020 at 9:33 am - Reply

      @09:19….. Jane dances in George…. and breakfish
      ………….. Nice large fluke, with more than just the face eaten…. George was hungry! But there’s plenty left for Jane…….

      • CarolV June 10, 2020 at 10:26 am - Reply

        G out; J in….. nice long break

      • Isabella June 10, 2020 at 10:47 am - Reply

        Is that still the visitor on the left?…..hasn’t moved since visiting George

        • CarolV June 10, 2020 at 7:37 pm - Reply

          Isabella…. are you talking about the visitor in the piic (09:35) posted 09:46? That’s a sparrow and sitting almost straight up from George’s beak….you’re not looking at that clump of dark seaweed by the left rim? Otherwise I’m not sure what you mean………… It’s in all the pics

          • Isabella June 11, 2020 at 1:06 am - Reply

            My old eyes still don’t see the sparrow….lol

            • CarolV June 11, 2020 at 9:17 am

              Just for you, Isabella…. think it’s a youngster. And it was easier to spot in motion…
              Maybe because George is looking away…..?

            • Isabella June 11, 2020 at 10:37 am

              Wow CarolV…even with you pointing it out. Still hard to tell. But I believe you! 🙂

    14. CarolV June 10, 2020 at 7:02 am - Reply

      George brings a double footfull of shore debris. Jane thankfully moved it over…. was getting hard to see the eggies!

      • Isabella June 10, 2020 at 10:44 am - Reply

        Good housekeeping! 🙂

        • Trinity June 10, 2020 at 12:07 pm - Reply

          Jane knows what the viewers want !

    15. CarolV June 10, 2020 at 6:07 am - Reply

      Another beautiful moonrise…..

      • CarolV June 10, 2020 at 6:10 am - Reply

        But I noticed George was on the nest unusually early…… I scrolled thru to find Jane leaving and George coming in before 3:30…………….
        George is still there after 6am and calling…… very strange…..

        • CarolV June 10, 2020 at 6:16 am - Reply

          Here she is! Snuck in while I was typing……. don’t scare us like that!!!!!!

          G out; J in

    16. Isabella June 10, 2020 at 1:57 am - Reply

      What a difference moonlight makes!…..good night Jane 🌝💤

    17. CarolV June 9, 2020 at 9:02 pm - Reply

      Night is falling…….. Jane is settled in……
      ………temp falling to about 62 by dawn (70 now)…. clouds coming in toward dawn,,,,, wind has picked up to about 11mph.

    18. CarolV June 9, 2020 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      @18:56…. Jane lets us know George is out there, cleaning fish…..
      ……………. 11 mins. later, she cheers him in with more enthusiasm than she’s shown lately……………….. and the size of this portion !!! Her crop is looking a bit flat. This should help!

      • CarolV June 9, 2020 at 9:04 pm - Reply

        Jane comes in and George sails off in to the sunset -eventually…………. to come back to yell from the perch….

      • Isabella June 9, 2020 at 9:34 pm - Reply

        She is looking svelte….I need to go on the George diet!

        • Isabella June 9, 2020 at 9:38 pm - Reply

          Breakfish…lunch fish…dinner fish 🐟🎏🎣…..not this 🧁🍦🍕🥓🥞🌭🍔!

          • CarolV June 10, 2020 at 9:49 am - Reply

            Don’t forget…. dessert fins….or fishcakes

    19. CarolV June 9, 2020 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      Just a random shot of Jane coming off perch……

      • Isabella June 9, 2020 at 9:41 pm - Reply

        Don’t see me! Lol

        • CarolV June 10, 2020 at 8:26 am - Reply

          Without the feet, I wouldn’t be sure which way was up!

      • ChrisH June 10, 2020 at 9:59 am - Reply

        Very cool shot!

    20. CarolV June 9, 2020 at 6:17 pm - Reply

      George took a long shift on the eggies…. When he left, Jane dropped down.
      ……… George became her shadow………………..

      • CarolV June 9, 2020 at 6:19 pm - Reply

        …………………………..Off he went to return with a crummy sliver of wood, but that paid his way back to the eggies……………… he SHOVED Jane out of his way……. the man loves his eggies!

        • Isabella June 9, 2020 at 9:43 pm - Reply

          Men love to nap!

    21. CarolV June 9, 2020 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      15:00…… Modest 1/2 fish…. Jane is happy… sure she needs the moisture! Speed race turnover…. about 23 secs. delivery to takeoff! Would make a pit crew proud!

      • CarolV June 9, 2020 at 3:24 pm - Reply

        Always have to post when I get this kind of wingshot of Jane!

        • Isabella June 9, 2020 at 9:45 pm - Reply

          I think she is beautiful….and some in the beginning called her ugly!

      • CarolV June 9, 2020 at 3:41 pm - Reply

        Jane flew in to the perch but George isn’t ready to vacate….

        There’s a swarm of tiny white “no-see’ums” zooming around, making me itchy to watch them! Saw black crawlies on that white shell before. I know they have a purpose buuuuuutttt……..yuck

    22. CarolV June 9, 2020 at 2:18 pm - Reply

      Jane’s positioned just right…… she’s got her feathers fluffed for cooling and every stray breeze ruffles them more….

      The downstairs neighbors’ kids are getting noisier…. this is brood #2 ? Poor sparrows are pushing them out like a factory! I love watching the ones outside, when the young flit behind a parent begging to be fed!

    23. Isabella June 9, 2020 at 11:24 am - Reply

      Camouflage……Jane and the eggs

    24. CarolV June 9, 2020 at 10:16 am - Reply

      Jane has been alarming and is feeling the heat……… Sunny and 71 already, heading for 77.. Humidity mod. @55% but supposed to rise, making for a sticky day….. one of the effects of living on an island…. humidity lurks.

    25. CarolV June 9, 2020 at 9:54 am - Reply

      @07:36…. George brings a small portion of fish……… Jane decides a snack would be good. She started to eat right there but flew off a minute later.

      • CarolV June 9, 2020 at 9:56 am - Reply

        Helloooooooooooooooooooo, kayaker, above Jane’s head!

    26. CarolV June 9, 2020 at 9:07 am - Reply

      Jane in the moonlight.

      • CarolV June 9, 2020 at 9:11 am - Reply

        George bypassed the morning break and went straight to breakfish @05:17……… Think he surprised Jane, because she was quietly meditating in the sunrise and took a minute to get up…..

        • CarolV June 9, 2020 at 9:51 am - Reply

          George alarmed and flew out……..
          ………Jane flew in……
          …………………………….George returned and looked like he expected to get the eggies back, but no…..

        • Isabella June 9, 2020 at 11:18 am - Reply

          Great pics with a beautiful background!

      • Isabella June 9, 2020 at 11:19 am - Reply

        Thinking about dancing!

        • Isabella June 9, 2020 at 11:20 am - Reply

          Re….Jane in the moonlight

    27. Isabella June 9, 2020 at 8:57 am - Reply

      Calm and quiet on the bay

    28. Isabella June 8, 2020 at 10:03 pm - Reply

      Good night Jane…good night Oz!😴

    29. CarolV June 8, 2020 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      Thought George was taking the night shift! Jane finally gets the nest back…………………….

      About 68, dropping to 57, under clear skies…….

    30. CarolV June 8, 2020 at 8:24 pm - Reply

      @19:00…. dinnerfish! Nice big portion….. Jane was glad to take it and George was so excited to be getting his eggies, he didn’t even take time to clean his beak until he was all settled in…..

      • CarolV June 8, 2020 at 8:33 pm - Reply

        Jane is back…… gets all cozy…….only to have George back in about 20 mins…..
        ……………………………………………………………….Here’s my seaweed, now it’s my turn!……………………………………..Jane reluctantly got up…..

    31. CarolV June 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      @16:12 Fish!
      Hungry Jane jumps right up……..
      George has the usual eggie obsessed look………..

      • CarolV June 8, 2020 at 5:02 pm - Reply

        And here she comes on the return trip…. up to perch

      • Isabella June 8, 2020 at 9:57 pm - Reply

        Fish…is what’s for dinner!…..nice pics CarolV!

    32. Isabella June 8, 2020 at 12:52 pm - Reply

      🐣🐥🦅🦆🦢…..

      • Isabella June 8, 2020 at 10:00 pm - Reply

        I find this info interesting….if no one else does, please let me know so I don’t waste my time…and room on the page!

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

          I like any info… either I learn something new or it refreshes my memory……

    33. CarolV June 8, 2020 at 11:26 am - Reply

      As usual….pests in the neighborhood…… Jane and George back each other…..

      • CarolV June 8, 2020 at 11:28 am - Reply

        Jane swooped in to perch…………

        • CarolV June 8, 2020 at 11:31 am - Reply

          And George let’s us know he’s there…………………. in case we didn’t hear him!

    34. June c June 8, 2020 at 11:00 am - Reply

      Have not been on site for a week…I read Belle’s Journey last year…It is a great book….gave a copy to my grand-daughter…CarolV always on target on pics and what is going on..
      Love the Highlights week of 21-29..was a tough week for nest…I think if there was a peaceful environment there would have been 3 eggs and much earlier..
      Stay save all

      • CarolV June 9, 2020 at 9:17 am - Reply

        I got Rob’s book but didn’t read it yet. Moving to top of to-do list!

    35. CarolV June 8, 2020 at 9:59 am - Reply

      Early morning visit from a redwing blackbird…… may be a female, as the bars on the wings look whitish…..It sat briefly, then fluttered above George, who ignored it….

      • CarolV June 8, 2020 at 10:02 am - Reply

        George shopped….. double order of seaweed……
        ……………….. and a large order of shore debris….

      • CarolV June 8, 2020 at 4:38 pm - Reply

        It’s been pointed out to me that that redwing is a male…. I hadn’t realized how differently colored the females are…

        • Isabella June 8, 2020 at 10:13 pm - Reply

          Don’t know how to tell from pics….funny thing is George ignoring it!

    36. CarolV June 8, 2020 at 9:46 am - Reply

      A view of the full moon…..

      J&G…. good morning!

      • CarolV June 8, 2020 at 9:49 am - Reply

        @06:35…… George brings a nice fluke but Jane’s not interested,,,,, George has a bite and goes…..

        • CarolV June 8, 2020 at 9:54 am - Reply

          George brings the fish back and Jane just leaves……..
          ……………… George has to get rid of that fish to sit on the eggies sooooooo….. ate it….. good to the last fin

    37. Isabella June 8, 2020 at 1:26 am - Reply

      There she is…..good night Oz! 💤

    38. Isabella June 7, 2020 at 9:53 pm - Reply

      Where’s Jane?

      • CarolV June 8, 2020 at 3:56 pm - Reply

        Waldo’s eyes look a bit like Jane’s when she sees that fish!

        • Isabella June 8, 2020 at 9:48 pm - Reply

          😜

    39. JOE June 7, 2020 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      I just learned you can ‘step’ forward and back 10 seconds at a time by pressing the ‘j’ key or the ‘l’ key. Faster than clicking on the red scroll bar.

      • CarolV June 8, 2020 at 4:57 pm - Reply

        Thanks for that tip! I’ve been using the arrows that only move stream about 2-3 secs… Very helpful to fine tune!

    40. CarolV June 7, 2020 at 4:57 pm - Reply

      @16:38…… George and fish are spotted…….Looks like a good portion!

      • CarolV June 7, 2020 at 6:49 pm - Reply

        A good long break and a nice big crop….. as George goes, Jane comes down……………

        Cool night… 69 dropping to 55….. cloudy skies clearing after midnight…..

    41. CarolV June 7, 2020 at 10:40 am - Reply

      Jane came back and 10 mins later she is still standing there….. George is enjoying himself!

    42. CarolV June 7, 2020 at 8:25 am - Reply

      Breakfish @08:12…… Decent size……. Jane spots George coming……

    43. Isabella June 7, 2020 at 8:02 am - Reply

      Jane seems to have a fan. Wonder if it’s a fellow Oz. She gave a little alarm. Maybe the boat was too close for comfort

      • Isabella June 7, 2020 at 8:57 am - Reply

        Quiet on the nest…George on eggs..Jane on perch

        • Isabella June 7, 2020 at 9:16 am - Reply

          Quiet no more…alarming in stereo..Jane flies the perimeter….back to the eggs

    44. CarolV June 7, 2020 at 7:58 am - Reply

      Jane steps out; George comes in….
      …… Jane discusses breakfish….

      • Isabella June 7, 2020 at 9:00 am - Reply

        Good morning CarolV!

    45. CarolV June 7, 2020 at 2:18 am - Reply

      The rising moon…….

      • CarolV June 7, 2020 at 2:19 am - Reply

        Steadily brighter………

        • Isabella June 7, 2020 at 8:06 am - Reply

          Jane’s “nightlight “….our “infrared “

    46. Isabella June 7, 2020 at 1:01 am - Reply

      Moon lit Jane….a nice cool night ends a brutal day. Good night Oz 😴

    47. CarolV June 6, 2020 at 8:23 pm - Reply

      George leaves; Jane comes in……
      ……………. as Jane settles in, there is a pair of swans traveling in the bay. They exited the inlet on the left. Wonder if it’s the same pair we always see each year? There’s a dark spot between them; cygnets?

      Skies clearing later. 69 dropping to 60. App shows 3 days of sunshine but cooler, low 70s….. my kind of weather! Maybe we’ll get another peek at the full moon?

      HAGN

    48. CarolV June 6, 2020 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      @19:20… Jane danced George in, who came through the back door…… made seeing the fish difficult, since George was then in the way of the camera…..
      You can see the fish as Jane flies away…. size uncertain….

    49. CarolV June 6, 2020 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      Scary sky! Front running thru, with possible pop-up shower. Temp dropped 6-7 degs. in an hour.

    50. CarolV June 6, 2020 at 3:11 pm - Reply

      Nice 1/2 fish in @14:16…… Jane is happy to go…. probably needs moisture it provides as much as the nutrition…..

      • CarolV June 6, 2020 at 3:13 pm - Reply

        Jane comes back with a well fed look…..

    51. CarolV June 6, 2020 at 1:54 pm - Reply

      What a beautiful day and a beautiful view! High clouds adding interest in the sky and activity on the bay!

      About 77, with a bit more to go before topping out… Humidity still75% which is still a little high….. phew… not a fan of humidity…

    52. CarolV June 6, 2020 at 7:31 am - Reply

      A very wet Jane gets replaced by George, She took about a 15 min break…

      • CarolV June 6, 2020 at 7:35 am - Reply

        @06:00…. a big fluke not much missing(face) makes a happy Jane…..

    53. Isabella June 6, 2020 at 12:46 am - Reply

      Good night Jane. Good night Oz 💤

    54. CarolV June 5, 2020 at 5:29 pm - Reply

      @17:10…. nice headless fish!
      ……. Jane thanks George as she collects the fish to go…..

      • CarolV June 5, 2020 at 6:18 pm - Reply

        Jane is in…….

        Still 75…. dropping to 63 by dawn. Chance of showers once again….. all night.

    55. CarolV June 5, 2020 at 5:26 pm - Reply

      No story…. just liked the pic!

      • Isabella June 6, 2020 at 12:32 am - Reply

        Cool! Love the wings!

    56. CarolV June 5, 2020 at 2:22 pm - Reply

      Jane took a short break to the perch……. heat may be getting to her……. 76 with 76% humidity, what wind there is from the SSW….. blah…..

      • CarolV June 5, 2020 at 2:24 pm - Reply

        A small token to add to the nest….. crowded already! Jane gets a break

        • Isabella June 6, 2020 at 12:34 am - Reply

          Wing shots are so clear and close to the cam!

    57. CarolV June 5, 2020 at 1:58 pm - Reply

      Jane started alarming…. and put her full body in to it……. then lurched toward the perch.

      Now George is upstairs to keep an eye out….

      • Isabella June 6, 2020 at 12:30 am - Reply

        Step away from the eggs!…..awesome!

    58. CarolV June 5, 2020 at 1:04 pm - Reply

      That badge on George makes it easier to i.d. him! Fairly quiet…. changing places about the only activity…

      Scattered showers moving thru… seem to be breaking apart. 50% chance of shower.

    59. CarolV June 5, 2020 at 11:14 am - Reply

      George brings a chunk of wood…. makes a nice side table..

      • Isabella June 6, 2020 at 12:36 am - Reply

        Crate and nest?

        • CarolV June 6, 2020 at 11:02 am - Reply

          Egg-actly!

          • Isabella June 7, 2020 at 12:57 am - Reply

            Moonlit Jane……a nice cool night ends a brutal day…..good night Oz 😴

          • Isabella June 7, 2020 at 12:59 am - Reply

            😜

    60. CarolV June 5, 2020 at 9:59 am - Reply

      @09:22….. George brought a nice, big headless fish, which Jane happily took away.
      ….. She was back in 13 mins. with nothing….. Even Jane couldn’t have eaten that fast! She was followed by a pest…. could it have harassed her in to dropping her breakfish? Hope she got some of it!

      • Isabella June 6, 2020 at 12:38 am - Reply

        These two are so in sync!

    61. CarolV June 5, 2020 at 9:25 am - Reply

      Jane looked uncomfortably wet …..
      …….. George came in, decorated, to give her a long break.
      ………………………….. For a short time, the bay was so quiet, you could see the sky’s reflection….

      • Isabella June 6, 2020 at 12:41 am - Reply

        Wow! So beautiful, calm, a bit eerie.

    62. Isabella June 5, 2020 at 1:53 am - Reply

      Jane pulling night duty. Good night Jane. Good night Oz! 💤. Pouring where I am right now. Hard to tell if raining where nest is.

    63. CarolV June 4, 2020 at 7:32 pm - Reply

      Jane looks set for the night……
      still 72 now, dropping to 63 under increasingly cloudy skies…..
      App shows showers and possible t-storm beginning after midnight. Might be spotty off and on showers. Lasting thru tomorrow.

      • CarolV June 4, 2020 at 8:26 pm - Reply

        I guess Jane wasn’t set for the night. She slipped out and George dropped in …

        • CarolV June 4, 2020 at 8:55 pm - Reply

          And Jane is in, under the Strawberry moon….

          • Isabella June 5, 2020 at 1:58 am - Reply

            The blue period…pretty!

    64. CarolV June 4, 2020 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      @17:57…. George comes in with a fish… Jane barely gets the energy together to stand up!…. She had to think whether she really wants that fish…..
      ……….. She decides yes…. but I think she had a talon along with fish when she tried to take it…. tug almost knocked her over…..
      ……………

      • CarolV June 4, 2020 at 6:28 pm - Reply

        Before she left, she and George alarmed… in unison! She left and he settled but he’s still been alarming…

        • CarolV June 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm - Reply

          I really didn’t need to see feather tips pass on the left to know Jane is on the perch!!!!!

      • Isabella June 5, 2020 at 1:55 am - Reply

        She always reminds me of Lucille Ball! Lol

    65. Isabella June 4, 2020 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      Jane getting a bit of a breeze

    66. CarolV June 4, 2020 at 3:52 pm - Reply

      @15:37….. A big fluke for a singing Jane…..
      ……………….. George heads for the eggies as Jane heads out…

    67. CarolV June 4, 2020 at 1:45 pm - Reply

      Single strand of seaweed…. cheapskate…… but with a little hustling from George, Jane heads to perch
      ……. Apologies for the cheapskate remark… I forgot the stores are short on necessities…..

      • Isabella June 4, 2020 at 5:28 pm - Reply

        One strand of seaweed per customer!

    68. Admin Mary Anne June 4, 2020 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      Attention Paula and Carol- this came back from Aidan:

      For Paula, all videos that are not on the new side panel should be in the “Highlights” section, which is on the top navigation bar. We’re going to try to bring these into sync so all videos are in both locations. We’re also trying to either put the comment box on top or have a button there to scroll you down automatically.

      For Carol, I was actually looking at that this morning. It should be fairly easy to do something like that once I find the right location to code it in.

      • Paula June 4, 2020 at 1:14 pm - Reply

        Thanks so much for the reply!

        • Admin Mary Anne June 4, 2020 at 2:11 pm - Reply

          You’re welcome, Paula!

      • CarolV June 4, 2020 at 1:26 pm - Reply

        All good news! We truly appreciate the efforts! And you, too, Mary Anne…. we are a needy bunch!

        • Admin Mary Anne June 4, 2020 at 2:12 pm - Reply

          You crack me up, Carol! LOL!

      • paul hecht June 8, 2020 at 5:58 pm - Reply

        I have noticed that the Male brings back a fish without the head. Is the head the ‘best’ part ? Does he get the ‘best’ part before feeding the rest to his mate ?
        I am mesmerized by the feed. Thanks. Paul from Springs

        • Admin Mary Anne June 8, 2020 at 8:21 pm - Reply

          Hi Paul, the head is very nutritious and it’s also tougher. The males will eat the heads when there are chicks also, as it is not good to bring in a live, flapping fish, that could possibly injure the chicks. They usually bring them in headless, but not always. Sometimes you will see the male bring in a live fish, think better of it, leave with the fish, and return a bit later with it, now headless.

          • Isabella June 8, 2020 at 9:55 pm - Reply

            Nice info Mary Anne!🐟

    69. Isabella June 4, 2020 at 11:44 am - Reply

      Already 80 degrees!….hardly a breeze….George takes a turn. Think I hear Jane on perch.

      • CarolV June 4, 2020 at 12:49 pm - Reply

        Just about 75 in East Marion…. but humidity is rising and what wind there is from SW…. heavy air not helping…..may hit closer to 78 later

    70. Isabella June 4, 2020 at 10:56 am - Reply

      Good morning Mary Anne 🙂…..may I add a request?….this may be a “ tall” order. On another osprey cam, you can still view the live stream while viewing pics and comments.

      • Admin Mary Anne June 4, 2020 at 12:10 pm - Reply

        Ok Isabella, will pass that along!

        • Isabella June 4, 2020 at 2:50 pm - Reply

          Thank you Mary Anne!!….don’t want to seem ungrateful. Happy to have a working cam!!🙂👍

          • Admin Mary Anne June 4, 2020 at 4:08 pm - Reply

            Hi Isabella, you’re welcome! Reply to you from Aidan:

            Isabella that’s a great idea, it might be something I can do. I’ll look into it!

    71. Isabella June 4, 2020 at 10:43 am - Reply

      Jane already looks hot 🥵. I’m with you Jane… I hate the heat!

    72. CarolV June 4, 2020 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Pest alert….. George and Jane (on perch) are both alarming and then pesty flies right over! G & J traded places so George is free to charge as necessary………..

      • Isabella June 4, 2020 at 2:52 pm - Reply

        Hot and bothered! Lol

    73. CarolV June 4, 2020 at 9:06 am - Reply

      Breakfish @08:55
      Jane does a lovely little dance for a beat-up looking fish…. oh, well…. it’s all about taste!

    74. Ron Spo June 4, 2020 at 9:00 am - Reply

      Smooth delivery of 1/2 fish breakfast.

    75. CarolV June 4, 2020 at 7:36 am - Reply

      Life in the Zone is busy as usual…….
      …………..The moonlight was beautiful when the clouds gave way.
      ………………….Jane said her morning prayers
      ……………………………GM George, as Jane is off on morning run
      ……………………………………..Jane doing a quick stretch

      • CarolV June 4, 2020 at 7:40 am - Reply

        ….. and some neighbors pop in….

        • CarolV June 4, 2020 at 8:20 am - Reply

          What? No breakfish? Jane goes for a walk on the beach and is back by 8

        • Isabella June 4, 2020 at 10:36 am - Reply

          Good morning CarolV!….cute Jane and neighbor having a morning chitchat!…..when are eggs due to hatch 🐣?….do you think one or both?

          • CarolV June 4, 2020 at 1:34 pm - Reply

            34-40 days from laying…. Egg #1 5/24……think that would be 6/27…… or later… that’s a wide range

      • Isabella June 4, 2020 at 10:39 am - Reply

        Was that the strawberry moon 🌝?….storm cleared where I am. Moon was out remainder of night. Bright and beautiful!

      • Elaine June 4, 2020 at 11:57 am - Reply

        Jane must have participated with me in Morning Prayer with my church this morning.

        • Isabella June 4, 2020 at 2:47 pm - Reply

          Hi Elaine!….need all the prayers we can get!

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