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Belle’s Journey

Written by Dr. Rob Bierregaard & Illustrated by Kate Garchinsky

Take flight with Belle, an osprey born on Martha’s Vineyard as she learns to fly and migrates for the first time to Brazil and back–a journey of more than 8,000 miles.

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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts

Rob Bierregaard July 1, 2015 at 7:24 am
I haven’t seen the little guy yet this morning, but I would be very surprised if he survived the night. That sure was tough to watch yesterday, but that whole process is as much a part of the essence of being an Osprey as is eating a fish. It’s part of the life of Ospreys that was rarely seen before we started putting cameras in nests. As hard as it is, we should not label the behavior as mean or cruel. Being mean or cruel implies that there is intent to do harm just for harm’s sake. Those young were responding to a set of stimuli (very little food being delivered to the nest and the presence of a very small young) in a way that evolution has hard-wired into them. It helps ensure their survival. Nature is not cruel. It is harsh, unforgiving, and often random (had the little guy been born 1st, he would have been just as aggressive as was his sibling), but not cruel or mean.

4818eecc88292926c58414a82c884c71Paul Henry ospreyzone July 1, 2015 at 8:17 am
Thanks Rob for bringing your knowledge and experience to help us all gain perspective here. We are all saddened by the events that unfolded before our eyes and it’s only natural for all of us to feel and express our emotions appropriately. There have been many issues pertaining to intervention which have been discussed amongst us all. There is no doubt in my mind that the right decision was made, to let nature take it’s course. By the way, that doesn’t equate to heartless, on the contrary, nobody feels worse about this then the apparent decision makers. I say apparent, because when all was said and done, and all the issues were properly weighed, there really weren’t any other options. It was clearly pointed out, by experts, that intervening at this stage could have spooked the whole nest to the point of losing all the young. If the little one was saved, and nursed back to health, what kind of a life would it have had, perhaps caged up in a zoo. I remember when I was younger I saw a golden eagle in captivity, caged behind a wire mesh. I could practically see it’s tears. As far as placing the little one in another nest, such a low probability of success would never have justified the possibility of spooking the nest. There’s a piece of me, however heavy hearted, that believes that perhaps it is better to be born free and die free. We mourn for the little one as we marvel at the wonders of nature.

Reprinted with the permission of John W. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Hello Paul,

Thanks for your query, and you have my admiration for persevering. We know very well how tough your job is, including dealing with an anxious public.

Our policy with our Bird Cams project is essentially “just say no” to pleas for interference. The behavior you are witnessing – while seemingly cruel and heartless to us – is natural for many kinds of birds, especially those that feed on variable, unpredictable food supplies. The little nestling does have a chance to survive, but if it does not then that result was “meant to be” by the nature of Osprey breeding strategy. The wonderful things about these nest cameras also sometimes yield the difficult things for us to watch. As you might know, we actually post a “siblicide alert” on some of our cams where we suspect the possibility exists.

I’m copying your note to Charles Eldermire, project leader for our Bird Cams. He may have some additional comments, and he would be the one to ask if we might be able to use your stored files for biological analysis.

Best wishes, and good luck,

John W. Fitzpatrick

Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

In addition, Charles Eldermire, Bird Cams Project Leader, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Writes:

It’s also important to acknowledge that intervening can also cause problems of its own—depending on the ages of the birds in the nest, disturbing them can trigger an early fledge. We have restricted the scenarios in which we would even consider intervening to injuries or dangers that are explicitly human-derived. For example, 3 or 4 years ago we were alerted by viewers that one of the osprey chicks at the Hellgate Osprey nest was entangled in monofilament line. We consulted with our partners there (wildlife biologists, raptor researchers, raptor rehabbers) to determine if the monofilament was an issue, and if intervening was both likely to solve the issue AND not have bad effects on the other nestlings. In the end, a quick trip to the nest was scheduled via a bucket truck, the monofilament was removed, and the nestlings all eventually fledged. In that case, all of the permits were already in hand to be studying the ospreys, and we had already discussed how to approach issues in the nest.

Good luck to the young one—hope it all turns out well.

charles.

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Charles Eldermire
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Paul,

I’ve been to your site—great cam! And I noticed the runt in the nest. This is just normal Osprey reproduction. It happens all the time and you should not intervene. It’s tough to watch, but it’s how nature works. Ospreys almost always lay 3 eggs and on average fledge between 1 and 1.5 young each year. They stagger the hatch so there is a spread of ages in the young. That way, if food is short, the first-hatched (and therefore largest) will get enough food to survive while the smaller nest mates do not. If all three young were the same size and there was only enough food for 1 young, none of the young would get enough food and they would all die. If there’s lots of food, the smallest will eventually get fed and can survive. These nest cams can show some gut-wrenching scenes. The most infamous perhaps was one of the very first Osprey cams (on Long Island somewhere), where the smallest young died. One of the adults carried it out of the nest and after several minutes flew back into the nest and fed it to the other young. Waste-not-want-not at its goriest. At Hog Island up in Maine just last week a Bald Eagle came in and took the young out of the nest. Last year at another nest, cameras documented a Great-horned Owl taking young Ospreys out of a nest in NJ or MD. All of these things have been going on for millions of years and Ospreys are doing fine.

Rob Bierregaard
Academy of Natural Sciences
Drexel University
http://www.ospreytrax.com

“Interesting. They don’t often take over osprey poles—probably too small for them. They will coopt tree nests, which they can expand. We had a pair of eagles do this on the Vineyard. They built up the Osprey nest a lot and then the Ospreys came home and drove the eagles away, in a David v. Goliath story. The Ospreys successfully bred. They looked tiny in the nest, which sadly blew down this winter.”

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    1. CarolV March 23, 2022 at 11:30 am - Reply

      8/7/2019
      Either Sunny or Breeze peeking through the schmutz that cost us the fun that season….

    2. CarolV March 23, 2022 at 10:21 am - Reply

      Morning everyone!
      Another sunny but cooler day on LI. That’s okay… still Marchand not in a rush to hurry thru spring!

      Just some reminders….
      George from 2020

      • CarolV March 23, 2022 at 10:25 am - Reply

        This was Jane. Not sure if 1 or 2. Anyone? Opinions welcome.

        • Admin Mary Anne March 23, 2022 at 11:09 am - Reply

          Jane 1 was darker, I think this is 2.

    3. Admin Mary Anne March 22, 2022 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      Took off at 5:04 pm.

    4. Admin Mary Anne March 22, 2022 at 8:15 pm - Reply

      Stayed in one spot for awhile.

    5. Admin Mary Anne March 22, 2022 at 8:14 pm - Reply

      Here;s the one that was on the nest this afternoon for a bit. 4:48 pm

      • nfc March 23, 2022 at 4:16 am - Reply

        Thanks for doing the screen shot. I am not that good at that. At least I could pinpoint the time. LOL

        • Admin Mary Anne March 23, 2022 at 6:02 am - Reply

          Teamwork!

    6. nfc March 22, 2022 at 4:56 pm - Reply

      Osprey on the nest 16:48 today.

    7. Marg March 22, 2022 at 9:23 am - Reply

      Oyster Bay – practice run

      • Admin Mary Anne March 22, 2022 at 10:44 am - Reply

        The Patchogue male has a new mate, they mated yesterday and he brought her a fish. He brought her one today also. So both nests off to a great start.

        • Maeg Iannone March 23, 2022 at 8:30 am - Reply

          Hi Mary Anne – Looked in on Patchogue this a.m. – female not positioning well for mating….must be a young lady. I hope they are successful! Oyster Bay, too!
          Also, reading Paul’s statement above, sorry for the miscellaneous posts. Much success here at OZ. I’ll be enjoying CV’s wonderful commentary!
          Enjoy a good day and Osprey Season ’22 everyone.

          • CarolV March 23, 2022 at 7:21 pm - Reply

            Sweet of you to say… it takes a village to keep the conversation going so always happy to read other posts and share our opinions and observations!

    8. Marg March 22, 2022 at 9:20 am - Reply

      Oyster Bay…3/22 Practice run….

    9. Isabella March 21, 2022 at 7:41 am - Reply

      Happy spring!
      CarolV ‘s fairies
      Barnegat was visited from HGTV and got a wraparound porch!😉

    10. Isabella March 21, 2022 at 7:06 am - Reply

      Watching the sunrise…then a osprey comes …female from last season?

      • Admin Mary Anne March 21, 2022 at 7:28 am - Reply

        Possibly, or a light necklaced male…Lucy did have a light necklace though.

      • CarolV March 21, 2022 at 9:38 am - Reply

        Glad you caught the osprey… she was in and out!

    11. CarolV March 21, 2022 at 7:01 am - Reply

      The fairies are here for early morning sun!

      • CarolV March 21, 2022 at 7:09 am - Reply

        And I just missed the female while posting fairies! She was iin about 7am. Looks like one from yesterday.
        I can’t do roll back on phone and computer not cooperating. I swear I could have a dozen computers and still start seasons like this!

        • Admin Mary Anne March 21, 2022 at 7:29 am - Reply

          I think the osprey from yesterday had a bit of a heavier necklace. We shall see!

    12. Irene Doherty March 20, 2022 at 5:24 pm - Reply

      Three for Oyster Bay.

    13. Paula March 20, 2022 at 4:34 pm - Reply

      I sure wish the weed block lasted as long in my flower beds as it’s lasting on this nest!
      Happy Spring Everyone

    14. Admin Mary Anne March 20, 2022 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      Hello there!

    15. Admin Mary Anne March 20, 2022 at 3:36 pm - Reply

      Battle for the nest!

    16. Admin Mary Anne March 20, 2022 at 3:33 pm - Reply

      Let the season begin- osprey wars! 2:36 pm

    17. Admin Mary Anne March 20, 2022 at 10:50 am - Reply

      A female arrived the Patchogue nest this morning at 8:45. The resident male was there on and off as well. Haven’t seen anything at Oyster Bay yet.

      • Irene Doherty March 20, 2022 at 3:45 pm - Reply

        Hi! Activity today at Oyster Bay and I myself was amazed!!

      • nfc March 20, 2022 at 4:03 pm - Reply

        Today is osprey day. Two osprey at Oyster Bay at 1:14 . That makes visits to all three nests– Ospreyzone, Patchogue, and Oyster Bay. A new season begins on Long Island.

    18. CarolV March 20, 2022 at 9:23 am - Reply

      Looks like camera being difficult…. Showing last night as current.
      When I tried to get more current, Celine Dion and Josh Groban popped up. As much as we appreciate the visit, get out of the nest!

      So have a good day… enjoy…we’re hovering in low 50s later but supposed to be sunny…

      • Admin Mary Anne March 20, 2022 at 10:03 am - Reply

        It’s running now, Carol…

    19. Barbara Roggie March 20, 2022 at 8:07 am - Reply

      Osprey making himself at home in the PSEG Patchogue nest at 8:01 AM this morning. Sorry, I have to figure out how to copy a picture. He was gone by 8:04

      • Admin Mary Anne March 20, 2022 at 10:00 am - Reply

        Hi Barbara, yes that’s the resident male, (He has a necklace…) he’s been back for a few days. He’s already been skydancing and a female landed on the nest a bit later.

    20. Marge Iannone March 18, 2022 at 2:39 pm - Reply

      Hello OspreyZone osprey lovers….A favorite, local pair have returned to Long Beach, Smithtown! Happily surprised to see them today!

    21. CarolV March 18, 2022 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      Sunny and 60’s…. Mild NE wind pushing our osprey our way!
      Trying to get in to the annual reacquaintance with my photo editing z…. Looks like it’s changed again. Why can’t they just leave it alone?? Is it just me??
      OK… no whining. Just not feeling it right now…. Pandemic ennui dragging on me….

    22. Admin Mary Anne March 18, 2022 at 9:13 am - Reply

      Good morning, all! There was an osprey arrival at the PSEG Patchogue nest a little while ago!

      • Admin Mary Anne March 18, 2022 at 9:14 am - Reply

        Hello there!

        • ChrisH March 18, 2022 at 10:34 am - Reply

          Yay! I scrolled back to watch him/her come in and a couple of people down below looked to be checking it out when it was on the perch. So exciting!

        • CarolV March 18, 2022 at 2:25 pm - Reply

          😀! Yay!

      • Marge Iannone March 18, 2022 at 2:41 pm - Reply

        YaY!! It’s a good day on Long Island. :-))

    23. Admin Mary Anne March 17, 2022 at 4:22 pm - Reply

      I saw a photo in a Long Island bird group of an osprey flying overhead in Patchogue, taken this morning! 3/17

      • SG March 16, 2022 at 3:16 pm - Reply

        Osprey sighting in Wantagh yesterday.

        • Admin Mary Anne March 16, 2022 at 4:41 pm - Reply

          Very nice! I heard there was an osprey in Centerport today, where the eagle pair is.

      • Sharon March 16, 2022 at 4:29 pm - Reply

        I just heard the Osprey here in Westhampton Beach. Their usual nesting place is about half a block from me!

        • Admin Mary Anne March 16, 2022 at 4:38 pm - Reply

          Very exciting!

    24. Tim Tiernan March 17, 2022 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      No ospreys yet at the 10 nests I watch on Shelter Island.

    25. CarolV March 16, 2022 at 8:28 pm - Reply

      Looks like rain all day tomorrow intto evening so here’s the pre- full Worm Moon making its debut…
      Hagn, everyone!

    26. CarolV March 16, 2022 at 8:21 pm - Reply

      Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    27. CarolV March 15, 2022 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      Friday, March 18, 2022 @3:20 am EDT

    28. CarolV March 15, 2022 at 10:38 am - Reply

      Bright sunshine @ theOZ as we wait….
      Wind is whipping the cursed plastic off the far side but it is ushering in a warming trend… looks like a good week.. a bit of rain Thursday….
      Have fun with the waiting… stop biting your nails 💅!

      • CarolV March 15, 2022 at 10:40 am - Reply

        Darn! I missed National Pi Day yesterday!
        I wait all year to celebrate!

    29. Bobbie March 13, 2022 at 5:05 pm - Reply

      Did last night’s wind knock out the camera? Is anyone else having problems? I’m not seeing any live feed.

      • Admin Mary Anne March 14, 2022 at 10:57 am - Reply

        Yes, it’s running now, but it’s an issue I hope can be resolved as it does happen often.

        • Bobbie March 18, 2022 at 10:51 am - Reply

          Thanks for the reply, Mary Anne, I guess I’m getting a little over anxious hoping for a real successful season this year.

    30. CarolV March 10, 2022 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      Don’t forget to get your naps as we lose that hour this weekend!

    31. CarolV March 9, 2022 at 2:25 pm - Reply

      Well..: believe it or not, progress…..
      We are having bands of snow showers running thru…
      Lens was clear earlier while it was raining but then temp started dropping.
      But camera is running and I’m guessing we have Aidan to thank? And of course Paul and Tommy.
      Happy day from chilly Long Island!

      • CarolV March 9, 2022 at 2:41 pm - Reply

        X

      • CarolV March 9, 2022 at 2:46 pm - Reply

        Also quick checks on other LI cams… we have lots of micro climates depending on where they are positioned on LI, so in a relatively close area (less than 75 miles) looking like 3 different weather situations

      • CarolV March 10, 2022 at 12:19 pm - Reply

        I’m not showing the pics I posted with my posts from yesterday… seems I start every season with some tech glitch…
        Will try one more before 😩 groaning or cursing gods of technology….
        We have a little brighter look on my side of Island…

    32. CarolV March 8, 2022 at 6:47 am - Reply

      Morning, everyone!
      Watching and waiting as other osprey come back!

      Hopefully our camera will be back soon…. Suspense!

      Weather has been up and down… yesterday was warmer than usual but dropped rapidly back to the Big Chill… temps were mid 50s near midnight but headed down to low / mid 30s tonight. Ah, springtime!
      Wishing you all a happy day! Tick tock tick tock!

      • Paula March 8, 2022 at 9:03 am - Reply

        It’s the same here in Ohio. We were in the 70’s over the weekend and snow showers last night. Now they’re predicting a significant snow Friday night! Then the time change Saturday night!
        I’m really already looking forward to April!
        Hopefully George will be back by then and courting a lovely lady for his nest!

        • CarolV March 10, 2022 at 2:30 pm - Reply

          We’ve got snow in schedule for weekend too…. Winter in no hurry to leave!

    33. nfc February 22, 2022 at 8:32 am - Reply

      Hi everyone. Spring is a month away!!! Hopefully we will have a good season with whoever shows up. In the mean time I was waiting for the Savannah osprey nest to have eggs. I kept looking at the Cornell Bird site. The Savannah ospreys were ahead of our season so I wanted to watch the whole season. I finally found out that an owl has taken over their nest this year. The owlet just hatched. I did find the captiva island osprey cam. Three eggs just hatched , but the pair hasn’t been successful because of predators. They are hoping for the best. It will be a nice preview to our season. We have missed so much the last few seasons with the blocked view , changing mates, and the death of Yankee. This site was a joy to watch especially since it is in our backyard. Praying for a good season this year and getting to chat with osprey friends.

      • Admin Mary Anne February 23, 2022 at 9:37 am - Reply

        Hi nfc, I was surprised when that GHO laid an egg at Savannah. The other day you could hear an osprey yammering for fish for quite a long time. Wondering if Scarlet and Rhett have another nest somewhere in the area. The Captiva nest is wonderful, but it’s concerning that the Captiva eagles nest is on the same property, 300 yards away. The eagle pair had two eggs that did not hatch. Fingers crossed the three osprey chicks to fledge.

        • nfc February 23, 2022 at 2:38 pm - Reply

          Mary Anne— from what I read from the chatters the crows or ravens were the predators that took the chicks in other years right after being born. I love watching both eagles and ospreys so I hope for success at this nest. I like that we can watch another osprey nest before ours starts. That is why I kept looking for the Savannah ospreys recently. Life in the wild. Always changing.

    34. CarolV February 20, 2022 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      Salute to Presidents’ Day! Never sure whether to throw happy in front of that! Maybe happy shopping?

      TICK TOCK tick tock ….
      Maybe a month or so till OZ watch? Then drama begins… the soap opera… will George return once more? Will we have a Jane and which? Or will that dark lady be the winner? No drama would be nice, as would a successful nest….
      Tune in this spring for the new season of “ As the Egg Turns”
      Btw…. Temps still on coaster ride… today we’re on the mid ride hovering around freezing….. shiny sun, yea! Predicting some precip about every third or fourth day going forward……….:::…… hagd!

      • Trinity February 21, 2022 at 6:38 pm - Reply

        I now live super close to the PSEG Patchogue Osprey nest ( walk by it every morning ) and am so excited to see who shows up ! Life has brought some unexpected changes , the upcoming Osprey season gives me that much needed dose of positivity 💛 I look forward to the entertaining posts by the usual suspects 😉

        • Admin Mary Anne February 23, 2022 at 9:24 am - Reply

          Hi Trinity, that’s very exciting you live so close to the Patchogue nest! There were three different females there last year interested in that nest last year after the resident female went missing. The male mated with at least one of them. It will be interesting to see what happens this year.

        • CarolV March 6, 2022 at 3:55 pm - Reply

          Trinity…. That should be a good indicator on when our birds are due. From what I’ve seen in previous years, the nests populate from west to east, with OZ, hopefully George showing up several days after those at Patchogue and OB.
          Happy waiting!

    35. CarolV February 16, 2022 at 5:23 pm - Reply

      Too cool to howl…

      • Paula February 18, 2022 at 6:53 pm - Reply

        That is very informative and does seem to be holding true this year and I just really want February to be over!!!

    36. Edward February 13, 2022 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Thank you all for your kind comments about Helen. She loved all animals and was always giving to those who needed help, be they animal or human. She was an amazing person and even after almost 28 years together I am still learning things about her that I never knew. I miss her immensely and will always love her. Ed B.

      • CarolV February 16, 2022 at 5:21 pm - Reply

        I’ve thought about you and how much you must miss her… so sorry for your loss. She was a dynamic force.
        Prayers go out each day….

    37. CarolV February 7, 2022 at 5:15 am - Reply

      Wanted to recognize the passing of a commenter , Helen R., who watched faithfully and commented occasionally. She was even able to visit the nest area at times.
      Helen and I became friends when she was a customer where I worked. I was able to follow the couple I called Vera and Vic @ Verizon nest by my job. After I retired, Helen would call to let me know that Vic had been asking about me and was wanting me to come say hello. We would phone to chat and became friends
      Helen loved the osprey and was lucky to have some that fished near her home. She was an animal advocate in general. I will miss her phone calls.
      I’m sure she will have some flights with her birds as soon as they return. Knowing Helen, she may head south this spring to meet them… she wasn’t one to sit around!
      Fly high and free, Helen…. You are already missed……

      • Admin Mary Anne February 7, 2022 at 8:30 am - Reply

        Carol, thank you for letting us know about Helen. We are so sorry for the loss of your friend and I know your memories of Helen will bring you some comfort. May she rest in peace.

      • ChrisH February 7, 2022 at 10:44 am - Reply

        I’m very sorry to hear that. I do remember you mentioning her at times and her commenting now and then. Condolences to her family and to you as well.

      • Paula February 7, 2022 at 5:40 pm - Reply

        I’m so sorry CarolV. I remember Helen fondly. She was one of the commenters when I first started watching this camera and helped me get to know George and Gracie. She will be missed!

      • nfc February 7, 2022 at 8:14 pm - Reply

        Carol– sorry to hear about Helen. You have good memories of her. I remember her comments. It was nice t hat you connected while you were working and saw her on Ospreyzone. She is definitely flying with the birds!!!

      • JuneC February 10, 2022 at 9:23 am - Reply

        I am so sorry to hear this CarolV….my Condolences to her family and to you

      • Osprey momma February 10, 2022 at 9:32 am - Reply

        Our Helen, sweet Osprey family member will always be with us. She was amazing lady and I enjoyed all our phone calls and emails. She always had some exciting news with animals, birds or her life. Always giving and on the go. I will truly miss her. Thank you Osprey Zone for giving us the opportunity to know her and the love she had for our Osprey Family. Soar free and happy my friend.
        Ranay aka Osprey Momma

      • Trinity February 21, 2022 at 6:32 pm - Reply

        Thank you for remembering her in such a thoughtful manner 💛

    38. JuneC February 3, 2022 at 1:56 pm - Reply

      Hi all…just think couple months our family will return….so looking forward for hopefully a successful nest…stay safe

    39. julie February 2, 2022 at 10:06 am - Reply

      Is it my screen or the nest feed not working? I miss seeing it!

      • Admin Mary Anne February 2, 2022 at 5:39 pm - Reply

        It was down, and working now.

    40. Paula January 31, 2022 at 10:28 am - Reply

      Hi All,
      Here’s hoping everyone who lives in that area are doing OK. That storm looked really wicked.
      I was watching some of it on the camera until it went out.
      Once again, hoping everyone is doing alright.

    41. Paula January 24, 2022 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      I think I cursed us with my last post!

      • Admin Mary Anne January 24, 2022 at 4:10 pm - Reply

        It always seems to happen right before or on the weekend. It’s working fine now.

    42. Paula January 19, 2022 at 10:38 am - Reply

      Hi All,
      When the camera went down last week I didn’t think it would be back on for a long while. I’m so glad that I was wrong.
      Here’s waiting very impatiently for George’s return but very much enjoying the view while I wait.
      Thank you to all who take care of this camera for all of us to enjoy!

    43. nfc January 11, 2022 at 2:43 pm - Reply

      https://www.facebook.com/portlincolnosprey/videos/259847936104735/
      If you can get this facebook page, you will see Falky the osprey at Port Lincoln nest catch a fish. It is amazing that it was caught on camera.

      • ChrisH January 13, 2022 at 11:43 am - Reply

        Very cool!

      • Marguerite Iannone January 14, 2022 at 6:52 am - Reply

        Thank you! A treat to see.

    44. Paula December 31, 2021 at 10:04 am - Reply

      Here’s Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy New Year!
      Just 3 1/2 months until we can start watching for our Gorgeous George’s return.

    45. CarolV December 30, 2021 at 5:03 pm - Reply

      Health and happiness to all!

    46. Paula December 24, 2021 at 8:47 am - Reply

      Merry Christmas All,
      I see there is snow there. Here in Ohio all we’re getting is rain for Christmas.
      I hope everyone has a Safe and Happy Holiday!

      • CarolV December 30, 2021 at 5:01 pm - Reply

        We had just enough snow to make a pretty memory…. Now we’re stuck in a dreary hangover! Rain almost every night or morning… sprinkles or quick showers… blah!

    47. CarolV November 24, 2021 at 11:17 am - Reply

      HAVE A GOOD THANKSGIVING!!!!

      • CarolV November 24, 2021 at 11:25 am - Reply

        And here we go….. encore and cue the fairies…………..

    48. winnie November 20, 2021 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      thank you so much for maintaining this nest-its such a treat watching the comings & goings all year-hope you all are well & have a peaceful holiday

    49. CarolV November 15, 2021 at 10:20 am - Reply

      Port Lincoln osprey were hatched close together and take off close together…. Next one goes….

    50. CarolV November 14, 2021 at 8:32 am - Reply

      Port Lincoln Osprey….. One of the kids, @60 days, takes off…. it kind of looked like the wind took him. Name is Ervie.
      It was a landing in need of practice. Note the tracker on his back.
      Sadly, the young bird from this nest last year, Solly, who has spent the year being tracked in another area of Australia, was found deceased at the base of a pole. Data from his tracker had not moved in a couple of days and someone went out to check. The body was collected and they will transport it to experts to determine cause of death
      RIP, Solly. TY for sharing your travels and adding to our understanding

      • CarolV November 14, 2021 at 8:35 am - Reply

        This was lift off.

        • CarolV November 14, 2021 at 12:21 pm - Reply

          There’s that tracker….

      • ChrisH November 15, 2021 at 11:23 am - Reply

        So sad about Solly. Too young.

    51. Yasmain November 12, 2021 at 5:26 am - Reply

      Happy November, Not sure if any of you watched this on PBS a few weeks ago. https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/osprey-pair-guards-nest-intruders/26405/

      • CarolV November 14, 2021 at 4:24 pm - Reply

        Ervie on first flights….
        Port Lincoln osprey….

        • CarolV November 14, 2021 at 4:29 pm - Reply

          Not sure why this went here…. Posting from phone while other post about PL osprey fledgling was computer. Supposed to be with PL post.

        • nfc November 15, 2021 at 3:53 pm - Reply

          Carol— those trackers are great. When you see how far they travel it is impressive. Another tracked animal that we talked about earlier this year traveled from New Zealand to Chile in a months time. So amazing to watch the progress. It gives the people who study the animal’s lives a lot of data. Too bad about Solly.

          • CarolV November 24, 2021 at 11:46 am - Reply

            Yes. For a while, Dr, Rob B. had an osprey research project tracking birds from the east coast to their winter homes. He followed maybe 10+ birds over several years. Was sad to see how many birds do not make it, especially those first years. And the diversity of where they go across SA and the islands of the Caribbean was eye opening.

    52. CarolV November 11, 2021 at 10:21 am - Reply

      And there it is…… Mom Nature in a pastel mood!

      • CarolV November 11, 2021 at 10:22 am - Reply

        And thanks to their families, who also serve….

    53. Irene November 10, 2021 at 5:09 pm - Reply

      I am so very happy to have the camera working again. Such a beautiful day!
      And please thank whomever is responsible. It is truly appreciated!!! Irene

    54. Paula November 10, 2021 at 8:27 am - Reply

      The water is so still I thought the camera was stopped. But the counter is going so it’s just a Beautiful, calm morning!

    55. Paula November 1, 2021 at 7:57 am - Reply

      Beautiful Sunrise!

    56. CarolV October 28, 2021 at 1:24 pm - Reply

      Look who stopped by!
      At first I thought I was watching a previous video from when the eagles stopped by previously…. but checking the date showed it was today.

      Unfortunately, it looks like the Blob removal video is gone…. (:^{

      • CarolV October 28, 2021 at 1:43 pm - Reply

        A pair of crows swooped in, to no effect.

    57. CarolV October 28, 2021 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      Have a great weekend and watch out for the goblins!!!!

    58. CarolV October 28, 2021 at 12:32 pm - Reply

      Checking in at Port Lincoln…. the kids really are “down under”! Weather has not been great …… Mom doing the mombrella to at least cover the heads of the big kiddos…..

      • CarolV October 28, 2021 at 12:34 pm - Reply

        Earlier, looked like a pause between pours as Mom popped some fish into damp kids…..

      • CarolV October 28, 2021 at 12:40 pm - Reply

        We get some great cloud views on these moody days!
        While most of the Island is clearing, , the East End is still socked in, in anticipation of rain on the way. Having a damp time of it lately…..

        Nice to see our view again!

    59. Bobbie October 27, 2021 at 5:55 pm - Reply

      For all of us osprey lovers, PBS Channel 13 this evening at 8 pm Nature “Season of the Osprey” documentary. Set your DVRs.

    60. Paula October 26, 2021 at 10:37 am - Reply

      I know a lot of you are living through this storm, and I hope everyone stays safe, but these are the views I have really missed. Being land-locked as I am, an ocean storm is something to behold!

    61. Paula October 23, 2021 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      At the risk of sounding like a nag- When is the camera going to be “live” again?
      While it was great to watch the camera getting cleared and I am very grateful I would like to see the view!

      • Admin Mary Anne October 24, 2021 at 8:57 am - Reply

        I reported it on Fri. I’m hoping it is nothing serious and that they can get it going tomorrow.

    62. CarolV October 22, 2021 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      Just spotted that the video of the removal has been posted on that right column!!!!!
      Thanks so much!
      I t’ll be there for anyone one now to enjoy the Great Liberation Day!!!!😝🤣😊😊😊😊

    63. CarolV October 22, 2021 at 12:05 pm - Reply

      OZ is still showing the video from yesterday where the Blob leaves, kicking and silently growling…. Pop over to watch if you’re interested… just scroll back to 11:20am

    64. CarolV October 21, 2021 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      Thanks to the Great Liberator for corralling and taking the Blob in to custody! Just good to see that view again and have hope for the coming season…..
      Anticipation of whom the cast members will be!

    65. CarolV October 21, 2021 at 3:50 pm - Reply

      Let the sunshine, let the sunshine in…. the suuuun-shiiiine in…….

      • CarolV October 21, 2021 at 3:52 pm - Reply

        Video-ing for the next Halloween movie…..

        • CarolV October 21, 2021 at 3:54 pm - Reply

          This was interesting…. looked like a rock but seemed light……… then it looked like it had a face….

    66. CarolV October 21, 2021 at 3:40 pm - Reply

      Frantically trying to video but getting nowhere! Anyone can do that? I watched in 2x speed… amusing.

    67. Paula October 21, 2021 at 12:44 pm - Reply

      I just went and watched as they cleared the camera and” blob” really put up a fight!
      For a while it looked like the damn thing was breathing!

      • CarolV October 23, 2021 at 11:51 am - Reply

        YES! And then it looked like a slasher movie ! So much drama in a nest clearing! Who knew?

    68. Bobbie October 21, 2021 at 12:29 pm - Reply

      You folks are great – thank you, thank you so much for all your efforts.

    69. Admin Mary Anne October 21, 2021 at 12:02 pm - Reply

      Much better view!

      • Paula October 21, 2021 at 12:30 pm - Reply

        Ya Hoo!
        I knew I missed the view but didn’t realize just how much!
        Thank You! Thank You! ThankYou!

      • CarolV October 21, 2021 at 2:40 pm - Reply

        Yaaaaaaaay! The new perspective should keep the view clear. And we’ll be able to see whole birds again!

        • Admin Mary Anne October 21, 2021 at 3:24 pm - Reply

          I went back and looked from the beginning, Paul didn’t raise the cam, just cleared off a lot of the sticks etc, with a saw blade. He did a great job!

    70. nfc October 21, 2021 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      Today at 11:20 am someone was up in the nest clearing out the blob. It sure was stuck into the camera. That wonderful person had to work hard to get it cleaned out. George is a major builder. He just needs to build somewhere else. Thanks to all involved in cleaning out the mess. We now have a beautiful view of the Long Island Sound .,I am sure all the ospreyzone watchers are going to be happy.

    71. Admin Mary Anne October 21, 2021 at 11:11 am - Reply

      Hi all, check it out, the nest view was unblocked this morning! Paul might go back at some point to do some more clearing and angle the cam a bit more. Will keep everyone posted. Thank you, Paul!

    72. CarolV October 18, 2021 at 10:22 am - Reply

      Hope this finds everyone in good health!
      We are finally getting seasonable temps… 50s today, low 40s tonight. Officially fall when all my windows close and my sandals get put aside…. (:* [
      Happy Haunting for All Hallows Eve!

      • CarolV October 18, 2021 at 10:26 am - Reply

        See camera is off again… the cable/wi-FI) has been bouncing off and on by me…. imagine they have the same issues.
        I was looking forward to seeing the Blob! (sarcasm)
        Happy day!

      • CarolV October 18, 2021 at 10:41 am - Reply

        Port Lincoln…. Current view of the cuddle puddle and Mom…. The kids have the fuzzies as their feathers sprout…..
        …………………………Earlier….Dinner arrived and Mom is preparing it as the kids line up…

      • Paula October 18, 2021 at 4:51 pm - Reply

        That is the saddest time of the year for me. I HATE wearing shoes!

    73. Paula October 7, 2021 at 8:08 pm - Reply

      I hope the camera being off line means it’s being cleaned, I miss the view!

      • Admin Mary Anne October 9, 2021 at 11:41 am - Reply

        Trying to find out, Paula, but I’m guessing not yet as it’s been off for awhile.

        • Paula October 9, 2021 at 3:31 pm - Reply

          Thanks Mary Anne
          I’ll keep checking in daily

          • Admin Mary Anne October 10, 2021 at 3:14 pm - Reply

            There aren’t any plans as of yet to unblock the view and adjust the cam but it should be back streaming sometime on Tues. It’s just a network issue.

    74. Isabella September 18, 2021 at 12:06 am - Reply

      Too adorable not to share

      Little “ducklings “ in a row

      • Isabella September 18, 2021 at 12:10 am - Reply

        The dynamic duo put out the fish signal

        Didn’t see a delivery…don’t know if Duke is still around

      • Paula September 19, 2021 at 3:12 pm - Reply

        I agree with you Isabella and thank you for sharing!

      • ChrisH September 20, 2021 at 10:03 am - Reply

        What a great shot! They are precious!!

        • Isabella September 21, 2021 at 1:25 am - Reply

          Thanks!😊

    75. Isabella September 16, 2021 at 2:39 am - Reply

      Bo “bowing” to the sunset

      • Isabella September 16, 2021 at 2:44 am - Reply

        Before there was 3
        This mum from down under finally got up …so I took my pic fast!

        • Isabella September 16, 2021 at 2:52 am - Reply

          Waiting for a fish
          Did not see this fish come in…no way Jesse caught it…so must of been dad

          • Isabella September 16, 2021 at 2:55 am - Reply

            Duke dash delivery #2
            No thanks dad…I’m good

            • Isabella September 16, 2021 at 2:57 am

              Ok….off to find your sister

            • Isabella September 16, 2021 at 3:01 am

              Jesse takes offense to Mr. Crow…and fishflopped to the corner

            • Isabella September 16, 2021 at 3:03 am

              Battle of the wings

            • Isabella September 16, 2021 at 3:06 am

              Cheeky little devil got too close

            • Isabella September 16, 2021 at 3:11 am

              Love when they zoom in!
              Great close up of Jesse and her fish
              Didn’t take long for crow cleaning co. to arrive !

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