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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts
I haven’t seen the little guy yet this morning, but I would be very surprised if he survived the night. That sure was tough to watch yesterday, but that whole process is as much a part of the essence of being an Osprey as is eating a fish. It’s part of the life of Ospreys that was rarely seen before we started putting cameras in nests. As hard as it is, we should not label the behavior as mean or cruel. Being mean or cruel implies that there is intent to do harm just for harm’s sake. Those young were responding to a set of stimuli (very little food being delivered to the nest and the presence of a very small young) in a way that evolution has hard-wired into them. It helps ensure their survival. Nature is not cruel. It is harsh, unforgiving, and often random (had the little guy been born 1st, he would have been just as aggressive as was his sibling), but not cruel or mean.
Paul Henry ospreyzone July 1, 2015 at 8:17 am
Thanks Rob for bringing your knowledge and experience to help us all gain perspective here. We are all saddened by the events that unfolded before our eyes and it’s only natural for all of us to feel and express our emotions appropriately. There have been many issues pertaining to intervention which have been discussed amongst us all. There is no doubt in my mind that the right decision was made, to let nature take it’s course. By the way, that doesn’t equate to heartless, on the contrary, nobody feels worse about this then the apparent decision makers. I say apparent, because when all was said and done, and all the issues were properly weighed, there really weren’t any other options. It was clearly pointed out, by experts, that intervening at this stage could have spooked the whole nest to the point of losing all the young. If the little one was saved, and nursed back to health, what kind of a life would it have had, perhaps caged up in a zoo. I remember when I was younger I saw a golden eagle in captivity, caged behind a wire mesh. I could practically see it’s tears. As far as placing the little one in another nest, such a low probability of success would never have justified the possibility of spooking the nest. There’s a piece of me, however heavy hearted, that believes that perhaps it is better to be born free and die free. We mourn for the little one as we marvel at the wonders of nature.
Thanks for your query, and you have my admiration for persevering. We know very well how tough your job is, including dealing with an anxious public.
Our policy with our Bird Cams project is essentially “just say no” to pleas for interference. The behavior you are witnessing – while seemingly cruel and heartless to us – is natural for many kinds of birds, especially those that feed on variable, unpredictable food supplies. The little nestling does have a chance to survive, but if it does not then that result was “meant to be” by the nature of Osprey breeding strategy. The wonderful things about these nest cameras also sometimes yield the difficult things for us to watch. As you might know, we actually post a “siblicide alert” on some of our cams where we suspect the possibility exists.
I’m copying your note to Charles Eldermire, project leader for our Bird Cams. He may have some additional comments, and he would be the one to ask if we might be able to use your stored files for biological analysis.
Best wishes, and good luck,
John W. Fitzpatrick
Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
It’s also important to acknowledge that intervening can also cause problems of its own—depending on the ages of the birds in the nest, disturbing them can trigger an early fledge. We have restricted the scenarios in which we would even consider intervening to injuries or dangers that are explicitly human-derived. For example, 3 or 4 years ago we were alerted by viewers that one of the osprey chicks at the Hellgate Osprey nest was entangled in monofilament line. We consulted with our partners there (wildlife biologists, raptor researchers, raptor rehabbers) to determine if the monofilament was an issue, and if intervening was both likely to solve the issue AND not have bad effects on the other nestlings. In the end, a quick trip to the nest was scheduled via a bucket truck, the monofilament was removed, and the nestlings all eventually fledged. In that case, all of the permits were already in hand to be studying the ospreys, and we had already discussed how to approach issues in the nest.
Good luck to the young one—hope it all turns out well.
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
I’ve been to your site—great cam! And I noticed the runt in the nest. This is just normal Osprey reproduction. It happens all the time and you should not intervene. It’s tough to watch, but it’s how nature works. Ospreys almost always lay 3 eggs and on average fledge between 1 and 1.5 young each year. They stagger the hatch so there is a spread of ages in the young. That way, if food is short, the first-hatched (and therefore largest) will get enough food to survive while the smaller nest mates do not. If all three young were the same size and there was only enough food for 1 young, none of the young would get enough food and they would all die. If there’s lots of food, the smallest will eventually get fed and can survive. These nest cams can show some gut-wrenching scenes. The most infamous perhaps was one of the very first Osprey cams (on Long Island somewhere), where the smallest young died. One of the adults carried it out of the nest and after several minutes flew back into the nest and fed it to the other young. Waste-not-want-not at its goriest. At Hog Island up in Maine just last week a Bald Eagle came in and took the young out of the nest. Last year at another nest, cameras documented a Great-horned Owl taking young Ospreys out of a nest in NJ or MD. All of these things have been going on for millions of years and Ospreys are doing fine.
Academy of Natural Sciences
12:13 PM one osprey on the nest. Welcome Home?
Looks like him!
Keep screwing up and dropping phone but unfortunately that’s what I’m stuck with now.
George(I believe) did a great tail-in-air chest push then has been surveying the area and doing some chirping.
I say it’s George also.
Looks like the candle worked!
How old would George be now ?
He’s not banded so it’s unknown for sure. But I would say at least 12.
Looks like a candle flame……
Too gushy saying it’s lighting our couple home???
Hey Carol, if it works, I’m all for it!
I was looking at my notes from 2016…George returned right after St. Pats day….Gracie returned March 27 that year…should be any day now…!
Just checked back in our archives ….. pg. 65….. we were discussing return of bird that was probably George …. on Mar. 25.
Hi…went back..check out page 64..around March 20th…hope we have a wonderful season
Take that back. March 28.. there was a welcome back George from Gina
at about 5:23-5:25 I was watching the nest and over the water beyond the nest were two ospreys fishing. They circled the water low and then they dove in and flew off to the left of the screen. Maybe it is one of our offspring. They come back to their original nesting area. Now we just need mom and dad to come home.
Males tend to return to their natal area, but females generally end up nesting further away. I hope we see George soon!
I’m so happy to see this site up & running. Can’t wait to see George & whoever joins up with him this year. Hope it’s a healthy year for all of us.
Saw two ospreys in a nest on Northville Tiunpike in Riverhead earlier this afternoon.
Fairies are here for the morning dance! Nice bright Monday morning, March 29th. Ticktock, ticktock
And I have had trouble with posts with pics attached…… thought it was just me and my usual rejected by tech issues!
The winds are strong out of the WNW, coming against the migrations. Would be surprised to see George today..
But I do love a surprise !!!
Dear could you please do something about your wet feathers?
Couple stopped by; one in the middle was pulling up dead grass. Hopefully collecting for its nest elsewhere.
Little fog on the lens as temp drops. Rain in the forecast.
We had such a perfect spring day yesterday. Really can’t complain!
Yesterday, we were out on a seal watch cruise. The weather was perfect and we saw a whole bunch of seal! Guesstimate was 125-150. It was a fun day.
The organization had an osprey platform right outside their building on the dock. They said someone had arrived just yesterday.
It was fun that I had expected maybe 10-20 seals so this was a bonus!!!! The noises were loud and varied….
Wow CarolV!….only time I saw a couple of seals was walking along the beach in Maine…..know they are here..never seen them!…glad you got to see so many!
PS….of course it’s been not clear skies to see the full moon 🌕…..and that wind strong moon has been spot on!!
Sounds like a lovely activity 😊
Wow!! What an awesome sight!
Oyster bay hired a clean up and look out crew for their arrival
Patchoque did a little spring clean and decorating
That’s a full service crew in OB!
On the nest, Robert Moses Causeway – the nest that was moved!
Rob Moses , Ocean & Wantagh Parkways are my favorite osprey scenic route to drive 😊
Me too, go as often as I can. 🙂
Hello Bats-some pics of that nest as it was on January 1, 2020 and the move taken January 22, 2021 – amazingly they moved it in its entirety!
Moderator, please cancel my comment to Bats….my second file photo was too large to post!! Sorry & Thank You
They both came through fine, Marguerite! Nice pics!
Marguerite….that photo issue happens to me at times…sometimes if I wait and try again they go through…other times it says I said that comment already….seems to be a “ hiccup “ once in a while
Thanks for the nice pics!
The Watch stopped by.
One guy is hanging around, rearranging. Likes that particular stick.
Tom has arrive on the Chesapeake nest. Come on George!
One on nest on West Neck Road near Westmoreland.
8:41 AM today a pair at the Oyster Bay nest! Welcome Back!
Hi Barbara, they arrived yesterday!
The fairies stopped by…….
The neighbor was busy in the left corner, shopping for furnishings, chirping away…. nice way to start the day!
Enjoy your sunny Saturday!
Still a few days till full, but Mr. Moon putting on quite a show!
I’m very hopeful for this weekend!
I’ve been going from camera to camera looking to see if anyone’s home yet and it looks like the female on the Boulder fairgrounds nest has returned.
It’s also great that CarolV reports that Verizon Vic has returned. So hopefully Gorgeous George will show up this weekend!
Paula, I saw a pair today at Oyster Bay, and a pair at Patchogue today also, so things are moving along!
Big improvement! The Watch stopped by- 2 plus a tag-along as they took off.
Still none on nests in my neighborhood..
The morning looks a little hung over…….
Little breeze to riffle the grass…. possibly showers late morning then clearing; mid 50s.
Verizon Vic showed up in Cutchogue. Helen, who also posts here, called to let me know she was watching an osprey on Vic’s eating pole, so it was probably him. Right on time on the 25th. Can George be far behind?
The weather reminds me of an Agatha Christie scene 🕵🏼♀️ ☁️
Loved Agatha Christie!….and then there were none…..haven’t read any since high school
Winds stepped up to 17mph SSW… With fog on the bay…..Light fog outside my house. Hard to get motivated….. thinking it’s time to make lasagna….get my butt off the couch!!!!
Saw Heckle and Jeckle briefly but otherwise, the grass is the star.
The early bird gets the fish 🎣?…..come on George, you’re going to have to “mow” the lawn soon!
Beautiful foggy bay!
They’re bouncing in and out, checking what can be found. One was pulling out grass or trying to….
I love that they’re so vocal!
Hi CarolV!…..glad to see you back!….scrolled down and saw your new addition to the family….congratulations and best of everything….he sure is a super cutie!😊
Here comes the sun…..
When comes the osprey?…….: ( sounds of foot tapping))
The osprey have returned here to Columbus, OH. They nest on a local TV tower. They are the reason I started watching the osprey camera’s. The first year they were here the camera was on all the time and we got to watch everything. Unfortunately, the chicks died that year but I found this site researching osprey and got hooked on watching George and Gracie and got to see a successful nest. I also learned a lot from the people here! Now I watch 7 osprey nest cams and other cams too.
Hopefully George will be here soon and we’ll get to see all the drama this year!
Hi Paula, it sure is addicting, isn’t it?
Last year was the first heart breaker in the 5 or so I’ve been watching OZ. Hopefully -talons crossed- we will have a good year….. with no cast changes and successful raising!
Have you checked PSEG osprey cams? Interesting views of the surroundings. No fan pages tho…… Just interesting to check in. I check in with several others but this is my go-to site…
Nuttin and no Vic either……..
Helen… I passed by yesterday but didn’t stop to check. Should be any day if he follows schedule.
Only thing I miss since retiring is seeing Vic and Vera.
Well, maybe some people, employees and people like you… hehe
Getting close to the Full Worm Moon.
Just love the names!
The neighborhood watch checked the empty nest. They’ve been by a few times. Maybe courting? Wings held down and vocalizing.
Of course the comment below should have read “grandson” CV….best of luck the the family’s new little hero!
Which would be true if my son didn’t call him grandson! Yeah, I can’t believe it myself… how’d that happen? hahah
Enjoy everything!! 🙂
Good Morning Osprey Zone chatters….Osprey made an appearance at the Patchogue nest this morning. Looking forward to the new season here. Congrats to youCV on the birth of that handsome grandame!
It’s a foggy day in ospreytown! Temps mid 50s and sun by late morning… or so they say
Before the season starts, wanted to share the high point of an impossible year…..
My new great grandson HENRY.. two months old
His mom did the modifications….
Is he a bird…etc
He is a cutie, Carol!
Carol— congratulations on the new grandson. A great thing to happen after the year we have all been through. The superman outfit fits the theme here—-FLY!!! Enjoy every moment with this cute baby.
Such a blessing for you and your family!
Love the picture..Congratulations Carol…looking forward to a great year with our family…
He is so cute and very mature for his age.
Congrats to you & your family-Love being a Grandma-mine are in College now-Love the name-some of the crazy names today cant tell if its a boy or a girl-God Bless
Today I saw one sitting on a nest in Bellport – but it was far away from the road I was on. Then later, I saw one circling the nest near Mill Neck/West Harbor, but again, it was far away. All the nests I checked were empty. The only thing is I didn’t hear them. I really believe they are back from their calls. I like to think they are saying “Hey! We’re back!” So glad there is good flying weather.
Hi Gina, good to know! My husband and his brother saw a pair in Patchogue yesterday, from the harbor. They have a nest on top of a very tall tower. He called me and said there were two on the nest!
No ospreys yet at the 9 nests that I watch on Shelter Island. The good news is a large flock of gannets was feeding, probably on menhaden, about 1 mile east of the osprey zone nest.
Hi Tim, that’s great you watch nine nests on Shelter Island! I spent many summer weekends there when I was a teen. My uncle used to drive me around and point out all the osprey nests. that’s how I fell in love with them.
I heard ne was back but don’t know what nest – usually they return to the South Ferry nest an St. Patrick’s day. None of the three nests by me have Osprey yet. Will let you know as things change on SI and would appreciate your doing the same. I might add that there are none yet at the nests in Southold.
Tim – There are 3 Osprey nests on Westmoreland – one close to the beginning of the street and 2 by my house at the end of the private road – none have any Osprey yet. Will keep you informed and would appreciate your doing the same.
Still no ospreys on the baseball field light poles in Sayville. One usually arrives around St Patrick’s Day. A little late this year.
Swear I heard them, ran out to look and saw one, then a second here this afternoon here near Bayville/Mill Creek – north Nassau
Hello! Is anyone there?
I know I haven’t commented but that’s just because every time I check in, nothing is happening and there hasn’t been any other comments posted. I also HATE having to go all the way to the bottom to post a comment!
I was just wondering if anyone has seen anything?
Hi Paula, I have not seen anything yet, except a raven that comes every few days and some finches. Hopefully soon, George will come along! An osprey landed on the PSEG Oyster Bay nest at 3:23 pm, so we know they are starting to come back. My husband saw one flying overhead today in Patchogue by the harbor.
TY Mary Anne,
I’ll keep checking in!
I have been checking in and wondering the same thing!…..kept seeing my comment as the last one …haven’t seen a thing…have also been peeking in on barnegat. Seems to be osprey in the areas…maybe they’re not ready to “commit “ 😜
Hi Paula….have been cking in now and then…should be soon…hello to all
Are these birds ravens?
Hi Isabella, I know the ones at Barnegat are a pair of crows, they have been visiting there for over a week. Not sure about the Chesapeake birds, need to get a closer look at the pic. Just took a look, they are crows at Chesapeake also.
Thank you Mary Anne!!😊
Hard to tell them apart…sun is making their feathers look blue with a black hood.
Well….eagles, geese, owls, red wing blackbirds….looks like we’re not the only ones waiting for the ospreys ….they have their work cut out for them!
This nest is barnegat. Nest with osprey is westhampton. If you’ve never watched barnegat…tip…turn volume down!!!
Oh and hi nfc and Paula!
Good day to all😊!
Pics?….hope they come through 🤞
Here’s to a great season!
Just going on memory…..When I watched Verizon nest at work, Vic, the male, returned fairly regularly by the 27th of March. When I started watching OZ, on years we could see it, George would show up a few days later, generally Mar 29th-Apr. 2nd. I’m just happy to see him whenever!
My memory seems to have abandoned me so I’ll trust yours but I think Mary Anne’s plan to start watching closely on the 17th is what my plan is!
As you wrote, no Vic yet, Carol
Hi everyone. Hope you are doing well. Looking forward to a successful season of ospreys. Yesterday I checked out some of my usual haunts for ospreys on the internet. On the Charlo Montana nest they put a metal basket with a brick on top of it. I was surprised to see that. I scrolled down and saw that they put it there so that the geese don’t put a nest up there. They did last year. It was cute to see, but after hatching the little geese jump down within a day of hatching. It overlapped with the osprey pairs season, so the osprey went to another nest close by. I think it was a smart thing to do. It was an interesting site to see. Even the resident owls looked at it with wonder. Hopefully the ospreys will come back to the original nest which has a full camera on it.
Hi nfc, I’m hoping that female goose gives up. She was very comfortable on the nest edge yesterday morning. There was a goose there already today, but it did not stay long. Fingers crossed!
Am always so happy to look in and see the camera working. Hope it lasts so we know when George returns and a mate for him whoever that will be. Can anyone tell me approx. date for return?
Thanks and Happy Day!
Paula, the cam has been turned on in either April or May the last few years. Last year it was up and running on April 10th and George was there. I have been hearing reports of ospreys spotted in a few places on Long Island already. I start watching in earnest from St. Patrick’s day on!
Thanks for the reply!
I’ll be watching with you because it does seem that George returns in March. It’s hard to remember because of the camera issues the last few years, that and I have found other cameras to watch and I can’t keep them all straight.
Here’s hoping for a wonderful year for all of the Osprey nest’s because last year was pretty brutal.
Looking for scraps.
Good morning Mary Anne!
I think the raven and I spy with our little eye….a cigarette 🚬 butt?
Hope I’m wrong
Hi Isabella! It just might be! I don’t see it now though in the nest, do you?
No..hopefully it worked it’s way down
A raven flew in…
The nest had a visit by a Merlin this morning!
It’s Hump Day!!!!! Happy Wednesday!
The Sun rose in Triumph and the fairies danced!
Look who came to visit! Stayed a few minutes and took a good look around…..
Nice! I’m bummed that I missed this.
The sun had to fight its way up, peeking in and out thru the clouds. But it won! Heading to high 40s on a sunny spring-like day.
I am so happy to see the camera up and running. The ospreys around Long Island usually start arriving around St. Paddy’s day, so this year we will be able to see them return from the beginning! But never did I imagine I would tune in to see Bald Eagles! There is always something fascinating happening here at our beloved nest. Talon’s crossed for safe journeys home for all our ospreys making their trek home.
🤞 as well
A beautiful day in the neighborhood! Still chilly but rising! We’ll take it!
Hi CarolV!….hope you have been good…it’s 11:22 ..wondering how your pic is posted 11:44?….anyway surprised not to see sparrows at the nest…birds around my house are so busy they’re practically bumping into each other!….no social distancing!…as always thanks for the interesting 🌝 info.
Hope everyone has been doing well and staying safe. Miss our nice group of ospreyz fans!….fingers crossed for a good season!..I see the eagles 🦅 have landed..touchdown for a quickie…..great pics,but hope they go far from the nest!….don’t want any hog island episodes
Hi, Isabella. Dunno, OZ posts the time. Tis a mystery…
Yes, getting antsy and doing the count down. Hopefully George will be back again and the drama of who’s that girl!
The eagles were a surprise. I didn’t catch them . Haven’t been watching full time yet. Probably visiting.
Looking forward to chatting in the season. Take care. Stay heathy!
Just saw the post time is off. It’s 7:05 and I see my previous post about an hour off
Another rainy day in OZland……temps are supposed to top out about 43, then drop 20+ degs, to the low 20s. tonight.
Sun supposed to shine most of the week….
Oh, Happy March! Have to remind myself all the time -daily- where we are on the calendar! Retirement and Covid… it’s all blending together! Hope everyone enjoying their days….
Was glad to see some branches gone…. don’t want the nest to go up past cam view again!
Two babies in Ft. Myers Nest.
3 as of last night!
Wow! Hope they get along. It seems they were born very close to each other so that might – might – bode well.
Looking good so far. There is an abundance of fish so all should be well.
I see the two quite clearly and the third not so visible but may have seen the shadow of the third.
They are growing, it will get easier to see them. That’s not the best cam, I know.
I can see only 2 – hopefully I am wrong
Hi Helen, I have not looked in on them today, will take a peek. Been watching for the female to return at Carthage, Tenn. The male is working so hard on the nest. Update: I checked and saw them at 2:06 pm. The older one curled up sleeping, then the two younger ones half hidden under Mom to stay cool. So there are three, no worries!
Rainy Saturday at the nest….. possible rain the next 2 days. But it’s warmer and not snow! TickTock on the count down clock!
Most of next week looks good…. temps up and down but all above freezing daytime… yay!
Thanks for posting the highlights about the eagles. It was interesting to watch. It is very obvious that the nest is too small for eagles. It is great to see eagles on Long Island, but not on an osprey nest. Looking forward to a good season in 2021. Hope everyone is doing ok during this snowy winter.
Several days in the 40s and the snow is going…. gone from the nest and we can see the grass is still growing there…..
Days are getting longer…. almost 6pm and there’s still light! Oh, Spring, are you peeping ’round the horizon!
So good to see Dr. Rob’s input… makes me feel better. Hopefully, their seasonal rental is over on Shelter Island, not too close by!
I feel the same Carol – beginning to hope they are elsewhere. There are a bunch of Bald Eagles on Shelter Island.
That is good news..we live close to the Centerport Eagle nest..it’s about 6 feet in diameter or better…looking forward to a very successful year!
ADMIN MaryAnn: Just testing because anything I try to send with a pic attached says “Duplicate comment” Season hasn’t even started and I’m a pest!
Trying oic again….
Well… just my computer being hateful again….. maybe I should wear my Covid mask so it doesn’t recognize me!!!! Have a great day!
More spitting snow….off and on all day…..looks like an ice build-up sliding down on right? At first, I thought it was part of the camera housing breaking off.
Next 2 days are showing sunshine…. will be happy to see that! Followed by 43 degs, on Monday and rain. won’t that be a sloppy mess! Looks like at least a week of above freezing daytime temps. Yay!
Later in the day, after the eagles visit, this is what the nest looked like. Big beautiful flakes, swirling all around, laying it down quickly. Turned to stinging icy snow before stopping mid afternoon. Possibility of more precip later tonight or thru tomorrow. More snow this year than we’ve had in several years’
I think we may have had a bit more on this side of the Island. Had 4-5″ by me, which also turned to icy mix before stopping.
Hope all are doing well. Counting down the days.
thank you what a beautiful shot of eagle-nice to hear from all of you-will we ever see grass again? I actually started basil seeds in the house-itching to get out in garden-Went out to feed my outside kitty-a sheet of ice-he has a nice house & a heated pad-poor guy-been here for yrs-TG my son is here we will go to the bluff later to feed the colony of cats-stay well you all-praying our feathered friend are all OK
Hi to you…. you are dedicated to your kitties if you’re tramping around in this weather, taking care of them! My bird seed is getting scattered from the back stoop! Which the dog appreciates, as he picks out the nuts!
Looking forward to some “warmer ” weather! I can hear the wind whistling on the mic as I type. But will take the 40s next week and be grateful!
Take care and be careful!
The female eagle was annoyed by a pair of ravens and left.
Love this shot!
Hope the eagles went far, far away to nest. It could be another disastrous season for our osprey if the baldies move in nearby.
Doesn’t appear to be just a visit.
I hope it was just a visit..this would be terrible if they decided to make it their nest
I talked to Shelli about it, she said it’s pretty late in the mating season to be selecting a nest. But it’s not impossible. I know the Centerport (Long Island), female bald eagle has just laid eggs. I hope this pair moves along, the nest really is too small for them anyway.
I live about close to …nest…will take a drive down and look..Thanks..
Looks like a pair of bald eagles likes this nest.
Thank you for posting this, Mary Anne! I scrolled back to check it out and was so excited to see them!
You’re welcome, Chris! I was not too surprised to see the female land…and then the male landed on her, I did not expect that!
Just checked in for the view……….. You can see the cold in that chilly sky!
Hovering just about freezing, with a wind and the possibility of snow in the next day or two. But that’s iffy, as it’s supposed to warm up slightly. But that’s Long Island
The next full Moon will occur on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 2:16 PM ET, and is known as the Full Wolf Moon. It is also known as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule.
Saying hello to everyone…Happy New Year..stay safe and be well….
Just days before we say good-bye to 2020. It’s been a difficult year for many. Who would have ever imagined a pandemic i? It’s so 100 years ago! We are too progressive to let that happen!
Once again, Mother Nature had her way and we were stopped in our tracks by microscopic molecules that took over our lives………
But with all the turmoil, all the negativity of politics and the controversies of whom to believe- scam or no scam; safe or not safe; mask or no mask……. there are still moments in each of our lives we can choose to celebrate and carry forward as the best of 2020……
On that note, I wish you a happy and healthy NEW YEAR! Take care of yourselves and your families.
Happy New Year to you too, Carol, and everyone here! I know we are all looking forward to spring and the return of George and Jane.
Very nicely said, Carol. A happy, safe and healthy New Year to you, too.
Carol— your thoughts are well said. It has been a year like no other. I think looking at the different cams on the internet has helped us get through the year. Even the different species of animals have had their own traumas through the year. We have to go on and be strong. Hopefully 2021 will be a good year for all of us. This pause your life and watch what has happened in the world will be a reminder to all of us to live each day and be kind to others.
Happy New Year to all. We look forward to a new normal!!
Hopefully George and Jane will have a productive year . It has been great having the camera into the nest being a great view of the osprey life and the north shore waters. thanks for all who work on this site and make it work so well.
full Moon will occur on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at 10:28 PM ET, and is known as the Full Cold Moon
this shot is from midnight last night. Moon was so bright it “looks like day”1 That’s Bug Light flashing across the bay…. Got to see the beautiful night by my house. We’ve had so many cloudy days and nights lately, it was great to catch the moment…..
Just checking in to see how all my Osprey friends are! Hoping you are all well & praying for a better upcoming year-sick of the mask fogs up my glasses-Happy Holidays to all!
We’re having a lovely storm…. lots of rain and the wind is picking up…….. grass is growing well at the nest. My lawn should look that good!
Just wanted to say… Merry Christmas and Happy, HEALTHY 2021 to all OZ wonderful people…stay safe till we meet again on this special site xoxoxo
The November FULL MOON slid in about 4:30 this a,m, on the last day of the month……. about time!
Hope this finds everyone well and snug, settling in towards a happy holiday season.
Hi CarolV!….as always..thx for the moon info! Always interesting! Here’s a pic of the moonlit nest……
Yes..wish my lawn was doing as well…been battling grubs that the moles and possums can’t keep up with!
Stay safe and well!!🙂❤️
George and Janey, how does your garden grow?
Saw the tips of the grass last time I visited and now it’s growing nicely….. there was plenty of rain last night thru today on my side of the Island …. now we are cooling down tonight. Winter is knocking…..
Hope everyone is doing fine….
happened to click on Savannah Ospreys-did not know that the Ospreys reside year round there-I am so excited to see a male osprey perched on tree 11/12/2020! Had to pass this along.
Thanks to all who served……and their families who served with them!
Good morning, sunshine! Enjoying our gorgeous weather on this sparkling day!
Hope everyone is doing well! Sliding rapidly towards the holidays….. time flies in a corona lock-down…….(;*}}
Aussie mom has quite the statement necklace!
CarolV Hi…thanks for the heads up about the moon 🌝…didn’t have the best view… but awesome fact!
Winnie….hope you’re healing well 🙂👍
Everyone stay safe and sound !
So far I would like to throw this year out the window!!
Trying to avoid checking election results yet again…. guess we will be on pause for a few days…..
Enjoying the fab view at OZ and thinking good thoughts about our couple……
WINNIE… hope you’re feeling okay….. and vision is good.
Happy week to all….. glad we got past that spell of gloomy weather…. enjoy the fall feel…..
thanks for the good wishes-part of old age unfortunately-keep the pics coming-enjoy this beautiful weather-stay well all!
thats so nice of you-I will need a series of shots(in eye) to see if they can repair my retina-look out for a prior comment I sent about Savannah Ospreys
If anyone is still with us needs an osprey fix….the chicks at port Lincoln are at the cute fluffy stage….nest is on a barge
thank you for the pics-seems so long ago since our friends were here-yes I look at the nest every day. Hope you are all well!
Isabella– I check in on this nest every day. It is nice seeing the offspring growing. It was sad when Taps died. Solly has been very domineering even though the second one is only a day younger. I think the second one is called Dew.
I watch this one too! Hope all goes well, my heart is with Dew over there… Looking forward to Spring – but we’ve got a long way to go!
Look who stopped by while I was here….. had a lot of squawking to do…..
SPOOOOOOOKYYYYYYY! Hasn’t happened since before I was born!!!!!! Loooooonnnnnng time!
That’s a very cool fact — amazing actually!
That pic is aweaome-amazing-thank you!
Just had eye surgery-sorry for misspelling!