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Belle’s Journey

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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts

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

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

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

Hello Paul,

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

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

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

Best wishes, and good luck,

John W. Fitzpatrick

Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

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

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

charles.

*******************
Charles Eldermire
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Paul,

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

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

“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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    52,040 Comments

    1. June c June 24, 2022 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Thank you Aidan…

    2. CarolV June 24, 2022 at 10:01 am - Reply

      YAY!!!!!
      Thanx, Aidan!

    3. Admin Mary Anne June 24, 2022 at 9:28 am - Reply

      LIVE STREAM BACK!

    4. CarolV June 24, 2022 at 7:35 am - Reply

      Morning…. Dreary start. Overcast and humid but cool. Temps maxing out about late afternoon @74.
      Winds registering @ 0

    5. CarolV June 23, 2022 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      Good night,L, G&kids…. And everyone…
      Maybe we’ll see you tomorrow.

      Chilly night ahead, @59 by sunrise.. winds for now E5mph under partly cloudy skies.

      • Admin Mary Anne June 23, 2022 at 8:45 pm - Reply

        I hope so..still have not heard anything…

    6. CarolV June 23, 2022 at 11:10 am - Reply

      The more I rewatch, the less sure I am that I’m seeing 4 little heads or just 3. So frustrating with those sticks! Sometimes I think I’m counting someone’s elbow as a 4th head… Have to wait and hopefully view will be less sticks more chicks when video comes back.

      • Admin Mary Anne June 23, 2022 at 1:44 pm - Reply

        I agree. I think there are only three now. Hope I’m wrong.

      • Isabella June 23, 2022 at 4:37 pm - Reply

        This is what I was referring to

        Wee one in nest cup?

        • Admin Mary Anne June 23, 2022 at 5:23 pm - Reply

          Yes, I saw that little white stripe but never saw it move…(have not heard anything back yet regarding the live stream.)

    7. CarolV June 23, 2022 at 7:16 am - Reply

      Again… 17:17 feeding, yesterday…. Was able to see 4 bobbers and Lucy was working the row. She looked like she hit all 4. Hopefully!

      Another chilly morning- 61 going to 71 under partly sunny skies. Winds E7mph.

      • Isabella June 23, 2022 at 11:31 am - Reply

        CarolV
        I spotted all four?…think I posted pic of same time

        The wee one in the nest cup?
        If so …didn’t see movement

        Hopefully you’re right and all four were fed!

    8. CarolV June 23, 2022 at 5:56 am - Reply

      Cam is down… video from yesterday.
      Feeding time with hidden kiddos.

      • Admin Mary Anne June 23, 2022 at 10:19 am - Reply

        I reported it, still waiting…

    9. Isabella June 23, 2022 at 2:28 am - Reply

      Sweet dreams Lucy

      George….honey do list

      Fish 🎣!!

    10. CarolV June 22, 2022 at 7:06 pm - Reply

      Lucy gave me hope when she started rearranging the branch. At one point, I thought it was sliding overboard but no, it got pulled back in.

      • CarolV June 22, 2022 at 7:08 pm - Reply

        George came in to see what she was up to and got the “where’s the fish?” Speech???

    11. Isabella June 22, 2022 at 5:38 pm - Reply

      Beautiful evening

      Finally fish……the early bird special

      Or late considering

      Did not see little chick

    12. Isabella June 22, 2022 at 3:46 pm - Reply

      Lucy asking
      George brings seaweed
      Seaweed again
      Went fishing?…..that’s George over bay
      Heard him alerting on perch ….does he have a fish?….if yes he better bring it downstairs
      Lucy still asking

      Did anyone see a fish?

      • Isabella June 22, 2022 at 4:33 pm - Reply

        Lucy still asking for a fish

        She’s going to go hoarse

        I’m going to get earplugs

        George is on perch

        • Isabella June 22, 2022 at 4:45 pm - Reply

          Chick wars….don’t see wee one…hopefully keeping head down

          Lucy puts the kibosh on fighting

          George left perch to fish?🤞

    13. CarolV June 22, 2022 at 2:50 pm - Reply

      Glad to see OZ on again.
      TY, Aidan!

      It’s a chilly 63 with almost no wind.. Keep those kiddos warm! There’s a chance of a little more rain before it starts clearing.

    14. Isabella June 22, 2022 at 11:15 am - Reply

      This is a pic from yesterday

      You can clearly see the wee one in front beak open

      He eventually gets pushed to the back…..mostly due to the number one gavone
      I wish George would get another fish like he did one day….he and Lucy could both feed
      I don’t know if I would call this survival of the fittest
      The littler ones both asking to be fed

      Come on George….you have it in you….step up your game
      Lucy asked for a fish so long yesterday… I turned off my volume
      Hope today will be better

      🎣 George…..not sticks!

    15. CarolV June 22, 2022 at 7:10 am - Reply

      Morning…. Rain ☔️ today…

      The video is showing yesterday afternoon and evening. I got this shot where all 4 kiddos are clustered. Their camouflage works well but all 4 are there. Little guy is just behind 3… his head shows

    16. Isabella June 21, 2022 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      Lucy looks exhausted

      Taken care of 🐣🐣🐣🐣

      Asking George for fish for a long time!

      She shouldn’t have to plead.!!

      Sweet dreams Lucy

    17. CarolV June 21, 2022 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      Lucy “suggesting” George work on dinner….
      Minutes later he’s gone….. fish not fish sticks please!

      • CarolV June 21, 2022 at 4:57 pm - Reply

        G was back…. Fish less…
        Lucy made her point known…. Hangry girl.
        Saw 4 bobbles.
        And G is off again

        • CarolV June 21, 2022 at 6:12 pm - Reply

          And again…. Came in; loudly lectured and out..

          • CarolV June 21, 2022 at 6:45 pm - Reply

            Yay!
            Dinnerfish!
            Lucy was having a hRd time getting around the littles….. think they were slapped by fishtail….
            They are chirping now… so cute!

            • CarolV June 21, 2022 at 6:46 pm

              Z

            • CarolV June 21, 2022 at 7:21 pm

              The afternoon rain storm broke up but still calling for extended showers after midnight, lasting into the morning..temps down to 61.
              Hopefully most of that fish will be gone so fab four aren’t crowded under Lucy!

    18. CarolV June 21, 2022 at 4:04 pm - Reply

      Oh, George…..::::
      Lucy had a lot to say, understandably…..

      • CarolV June 21, 2022 at 4:05 pm - Reply

        Not complimentary…

        • CarolV June 21, 2022 at 4:07 pm - Reply

          I think about the kiddos but they seem resilient…. Little squishy balls…

    19. Isabella June 21, 2022 at 3:56 pm - Reply

      Oh my goodness George

      Go fishing!!

      Lucy’s been asking for a while!

      • Isabella June 21, 2022 at 3:58 pm - Reply

        Finally

        Hopefully will get fish.l.lnot stick

        Fish George….not sticks

        Fish sticks

    20. CarolV June 21, 2022 at 3:50 pm - Reply

      Lucy and George relaxing.
      Possibility of rain within next few hours, then clearing till after midnight. Rain then likely lasting till morning.
      Temps around 70 with winds E@7mph

    21. Junec June 21, 2022 at 3:29 pm - Reply

      I don’t see 4….. is he under other chicks? 3 is real fighter..

      • CarolV June 21, 2022 at 3:52 pm - Reply

        When I was watching, he was in nest cup. I’m pretty sure I saw top of head moving when that lovely stick got deposited.

      • Isabella June 21, 2022 at 4:03 pm - Reply

        This is last I saw wee one before George blessed us with that stick

        Chick 3 is a fighter….but something may be wrong with his right eye

        • Isabella June 21, 2022 at 9:01 pm - Reply

          Junec
          I posted above pics for you

    22. CarolV June 21, 2022 at 3:06 pm - Reply

      Lucy and George both made multiple trips out. Bringing back assorted sticks and reeds and mud balls.
      3 chicks visible and scooting around.

      Last chick was in nest cup with first glimpses that it was sleeping but I’m sure I saw the top of a head move before Lucy settled in.

    23. Isabella June 21, 2022 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      Lucy goes for a quick jog

      Look at that belly!!

    24. Isabella June 21, 2022 at 2:10 pm - Reply

      Love Lucy’s ruffled look!

      George feeding Lucy…..this pic is from now
      Anyone else experiencing video popping back to different times?

      I getting dizzy trying to keep track

      • Isabella June 21, 2022 at 2:47 pm - Reply

        Mary Anne

        I’ve noticed chicks right eye looks almost closed

        • Isabella June 21, 2022 at 2:50 pm - Reply

          Chick puddles

          • Isabella June 21, 2022 at 2:52 pm - Reply

            George always seems to be flipping us the bird

        • Admin Mary Anne June 21, 2022 at 3:48 pm - Reply

          It looks like he might have a piece of nest material in his eye..

          • Isabella June 21, 2022 at 4:08 pm - Reply

            Thanks Mary Anne

            Better than wound or infection

    25. CarolV June 21, 2022 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      Look at the cuddle pile! Growing fast!

      The invisible osprey is feeding Lucy….

    26. CarolV June 21, 2022 at 12:55 pm - Reply

      Enough said….

    27. CarolV June 21, 2022 at 10:09 am - Reply

      Thanks, Aidan!
      Back in business…

      🎶Roll out those lazy hazy 🎵crazy days of summer 🎶🎵

      • Isabella June 21, 2022 at 2:14 pm - Reply

        Ugh….summer!

        Hopefully heat won’t be too bad for chicks
        George will have to switch from sticks to wet seaweed

    28. Admin Mary Anne June 21, 2022 at 9:56 am - Reply

      Live stream is running…

    29. CarolV June 21, 2022 at 7:03 am - Reply

      GM, Tuesday!!
      For now, we’re getting a video loop from yesterday.
      Today, it’s a little cooler (high around 70)
      Under partly cloudy skies. Almost no wind…S1mph

    30. Isabella June 21, 2022 at 4:58 am - Reply

      Look how far they venture out already

    31. CarolV June 20, 2022 at 5:37 pm - Reply

      George is back on the stick kick.
      Fortunately, this one wound up out of sight. TY,G!

    32. CarolV June 20, 2022 at 3:42 pm - Reply

      George is working away over there. Lucy seems to be the main recipient. Bobbles – maybe two- could be seen. Suspect G has been going for a while.

      • CarolV June 20, 2022 at 3:59 pm - Reply

        G flew out with fish and circled back, improving his position and now he’s feeding what I think is 4.
        It’s easier to see in motion but I saw 4 heads and this guy at the back looks the smallest….
        George has gotten several pieces to it already!

        • CarolV June 20, 2022 at 4:09 pm - Reply

          That could be Lucy feeding… but I’m less concerned about who is feeding then who is getting fed….. and I’m thinking that’s #4…. Ever hopeful!

          • CarolV June 20, 2022 at 5:09 pm - Reply

            Feeding is still/or again happening… and it’s the 2 littles scoring!
            Look at difference here….

            • CarolV June 20, 2022 at 5:11 pm

              The bigger one fell asleep and another big one is asleep behind these gyys.
              So this is 3&4 getting lots of bites.

    33. Admin Mary Anne June 20, 2022 at 3:12 pm - Reply

      LIVE STREAM UP and RUNNING…

    34. Paula June 20, 2022 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      The live stream is still out but reading the comments make me very concerned for #4. I was watching yesterday and things didn’t look good. George brought in a fish and Lucy brought it around to where little was and tried to feed it before the rest of them were even moving around yet, but it wouldn’t take the food from her. She even put a piece of fish on it’s little head maybe to entice it, but nothing. I really had hope for all 4 because Lucy is doing so great for a first time Mom but I really had hope because George is the best Osprey Dad I’ve ever seen. If little doesn’t make it it will not be for lack of trying on the parents part!

      • Admin Mary Anne June 20, 2022 at 1:28 pm - Reply

        I agree, Paula, it doesn’t look good for #4. Hard enough to raise three, four even tougher.

    35. CarolV June 20, 2022 at 9:47 am - Reply

      3 chicks have made it over to Lucy…
      4 is lying in cup…..

      • CarolV June 20, 2022 at 9:56 am - Reply

        And the live stream went out….

        • Admin Mary Anne June 20, 2022 at 11:28 am - Reply

          Still waiting…

    36. CarolV June 20, 2022 at 9:11 am - Reply

      Here’s George with a fresh fish.
      Lively…. It flips itself into the nestcup

      • CarolV June 20, 2022 at 9:13 am - Reply

        Lucy took over

      • CarolV June 20, 2022 at 9:20 am - Reply

        The bigger two getting fed while smaller two spar behind them

        • CarolV June 20, 2022 at 9:28 am - Reply

          Lucy way over on right, handing out fish. They’re stating to follow her around…

          • CarolV June 20, 2022 at 9:30 am - Reply

            The littlest are again sparring

    37. CarolV June 20, 2022 at 8:10 am - Reply

      G trying to feed L but she just wanted to yammer.
      He took off.

      • CarolV June 20, 2022 at 8:12 am - Reply

        George back with a stick.
        He moved a different stick which fell overboard

        • CarolV June 20, 2022 at 8:17 am - Reply

          Lucy was out to get a fresh mudball
          Some basic housekeeping before settling again

          Forecast for a comfortable sunny day… about 63 now, heading to mid 70s

    38. CarolV June 20, 2022 at 7:12 am - Reply

      Good Morning! Happy Juneteenth!

      Spotted all 4 chicks. #4 looks tiny next to older ones.

      • CarolV June 20, 2022 at 7:18 am - Reply

        Lucy took a quick trip. The 2 oldest really went at each other…

        • CarolV June 20, 2022 at 7:22 am - Reply

          Lucy poked at the fighters then sat on them. At least they’re not picking on baby

          George is in, feeding the babies who are out

    39. Isabella June 20, 2022 at 2:12 am - Reply

      Good night ospreyz

    40. CarolV June 19, 2022 at 8:33 pm - Reply

      I’ve got to say…. When Lucy takes on a job, she does it wholeheartedly! She rarely leaves the nest! Brief trips , probably down to the beach for a little dip to wet the under feathers, and right back. !
      Even Gracie would take breaks while George took over …..
      On the other hand , she has the fish pantry quirk… I don’t remember the other females hoarding the leftovers by sticking them in with the chicks!
      And she really loves having G feeding her…
      It’s fun seeing how different they are!

    41. Isabella June 19, 2022 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      Hello George
      What are you doing
      Eating a fish…hopefully following a feeding
      There’s the tail…..down the hatch!

    42. CarolV June 19, 2022 at 4:45 pm - Reply

      G showed with new stick

      • CarolV June 19, 2022 at 4:47 pm - Reply

        Lucy pulled tail from her pantry….
        G took it and started feeding L

        • CarolV June 19, 2022 at 4:51 pm - Reply

          George got the fins.
          Lucy was tipsy 😵‍💫…. She was having a hard time straddling the crew

    43. CarolV June 19, 2022 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      All 4 were in the line. 4 fell backwards… you can just see his little face. I &2 are of course getting the most.

      • CarolV June 19, 2022 at 3:51 pm - Reply

        Lucy’s feeding as fast as she can. But the line backers have what looks like 4 blocked. I did see 3 get fish but not sure about 4.
        Was hoping G would feed from his angle but he took it out

        • CarolV June 19, 2022 at 4:14 pm - Reply

          We had rain overnight.
          Tonight looks dry, under clearing skies .
          Brisk breeze out of NW , 18 mph. Temps 70 now dropping to mid 50s overnight.

    44. CarolV June 19, 2022 at 3:15 pm - Reply

      Nice to see you’re back! Wasn’t expecting it so soon!

      Thanks Aidan!

      • CarolV June 19, 2022 at 3:26 pm - Reply

        And minutes later, George went out and caught a still flipping fish…. Way to go!

    45. Isabella June 19, 2022 at 3:12 pm - Reply

      Lucy has been asking for a fish
      She got fed up and went to get a stick….went to put it up front…thankfully changed her mind
      They have both put sticks on and near that stick in our way …plus hit it with their tails
      I think it’s in with gorilla glue!

      • Isabella June 19, 2022 at 3:17 pm - Reply

        The Fab Four fighting feisty
        Even the wee one joined in
        I tried to tell him to keep his head down!

        • Isabella June 19, 2022 at 3:22 pm - Reply

          Finally fish…head intact!

          • Isabella June 19, 2022 at 3:53 pm - Reply

            Let the feeding frenzy begin!

            • Isabella June 19, 2022 at 3:57 pm

              Couldn’t watch whole feeding…don’t know if the little guy got any
              Maybe next fish

              The two T Rexes are gavones!

    46. Paula June 19, 2022 at 2:20 pm - Reply

      Thank you for getting the feed back on. Hadn’t had a chance to get on line until now and was very surprised to see it live. Thankful that all chicks are still here too.

    47. Isabella June 19, 2022 at 1:23 pm - Reply

      Wasn’t supposed to be running til Tuesday
      Something made me peek in
      Just in time to see end of a feeding
      Tag team feeding with mom and dad
      All Fab Four……do not know if the wee one got any…..or much…feed is very jumpy and hard to tell

      Happy Father’s Day George!!

      Happy Father’s Day to any dad viewers!

      • Isabella June 19, 2022 at 1:25 pm - Reply

        Tag team sticks
        Thankfully got knocked or blown off

        • Isabella June 19, 2022 at 1:38 pm - Reply

          Lucy and I watching a beautiful sky

          Elaine
          Will say a prayer for you
          Hope all goes well!

    48. nfc June 19, 2022 at 11:22 am - Reply

      From 10:55 am Sunday on you can see the chicks clearly. Number 4 looks very weak. Didn’t get any food. The other three look healthy and well fed. Sad part of nature to watch. Inevitable to happen when there are so many chicks in a nest. Lucy is doing a great job for being a first time mom. Someone commented about being four chicks n a nest growing up. That would be hard in such a small space. Glad the cam is back up. I am sure some of the good screen shot people will have some pictures.

    49. CarolV June 18, 2022 at 5:56 pm - Reply

      Another feeding from the yesterday video,
      It looked like all 4 plus Lucy, were getting some fish. It’s hard to see which little beak gets stuffed. And I think Lucy really enjoys the pampering! And George is going strong!

    50. CarolV June 18, 2022 at 6:51 am - Reply

      Morning…..
      Guessing the live video is not showing? All I get is a video of running a loop from approximately 19:20 yesterday that runs about 3 1/2hrs. And it allowed me to fast forward or scroll back. But hard to control.
      There is some good feeding action. It’s still hard to count chicks. Out of oorder but times are there.

      • CarolV June 18, 2022 at 6:56 am - Reply

        Hard to tell if 3or4 chicks…I think I see 4 in the 20:27 shot

      • Admin Mary Anne June 18, 2022 at 7:40 am - Reply

        It’s out, Carol. We’ll likely have to wait until Monday morning until we see them.

        • Paula June 18, 2022 at 10:27 am - Reply

          I just knew you were going to say that!

          • Admin Mary Anne June 18, 2022 at 1:33 pm - Reply

            I’m so sorry, Paula, but there is nothing they can do on the weekend. And I just realized that Monday, June 20 is Juneteenth Day, a federal holiday, so it might be Tues before the live steam is back.

        • Elaine June 18, 2022 at 3:04 pm - Reply

          I am so sorry about the video problems. I am having surgery on Monday, and hoped to see the osprey family before surgery. I hope the little one is ok and eating.

          • Admin Mary Anne June 18, 2022 at 4:29 pm - Reply

            Good luck with your surgery on Monday, Elaine!

            • CarolV June 19, 2022 at 7:41 am

              MaryAnne: what’s funny is that it’s allowing me to scroll back and forth, which I can’t do with live video! Especially like the 15sec feature! Curious what the reason is…
              Anyhow…. Have a good rest of weekend

            • Elaine June 19, 2022 at 2:16 pm

              Thank you Mary Anne.

          • CarolV June 19, 2022 at 7:37 am - Reply

            Good luck, Elaine. Speedy recovery!

    51. CarolV June 17, 2022 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      Chance of severe storms headed our way… just to the west they had. Thun& light, downpours, gusty winds, even some hail.
      But they can fall apart as fast as they form…. We shall see.

      • CarolV June 17, 2022 at 2:46 pm - Reply

        Mombrella in position….

        • CarolV June 17, 2022 at 3:11 pm - Reply

          And just like that, it’s passed….
          Ruffled Lucy’s feathers as she complained…
          Could tell there was lightning even though there was no bolts….
          By me, had one BIG. Boomer as it was leaving….

          G came in stand by her…

    52. CarolV June 17, 2022 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      Feeding session….
      Lucy is helpfully picking up dropped pieces and “disposing “ of them.

      You can see them growing! I forget every year how fast it happens…

      • CarolV June 17, 2022 at 2:07 pm - Reply

        Lucy has decided she likes this system… and it works for George!

    53. CarolV June 17, 2022 at 1:25 pm - Reply

      Here we go again…. Incoming weapon….

      • CarolV June 17, 2022 at 1:27 pm - Reply

        Then Lucy pulls a good piece of fish from her pantry
        She wants G to take charge…

        • CarolV June 17, 2022 at 1:29 pm - Reply

          Lucy sets up as sunshade…
          Then moves right into the way…
          Thanks…

    54. CarolV June 17, 2022 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      Just had some moments of holding my breath while some large branches were passed over and around the precious ones.
      Took a bunch of pics but never noticed the image was not centered and none had the tag line..: If you can scroll back to about 12:18-12:20, watch…. Especially since the feed is skipping… makes it almost comical….
      Fortunately they didn’t go front and center!!!

    55. Isabella June 17, 2022 at 8:37 am - Reply

      Didn’t realize George had a fish til he started eating
      Started giving some to Lucy…having a nice bonding session
      Big chick popped out to get some too
      They must have eaten earlier…no one was that interested

      • Isabella June 17, 2022 at 8:40 am - Reply

        Lucy watches George swallow the tail
        Amazing how they can do that!

        • Isabella June 17, 2022 at 8:42 am - Reply

          See you later George

    56. CarolV June 17, 2022 at 8:04 am - Reply

      George is full service this a.m. Lucy getting her share.
      Saw 4 bobbles poking out but only one was far enough to get a beak full

      • CarolV June 17, 2022 at 8:09 am - Reply

        Pushy was out

        • CarolV June 17, 2022 at 8:28 am - Reply

          I suspect there was an early feeding.
          The gang wasn’t getting out.
          Lucy and George shared what there was and George swallowed tail, checking to see what was left.
          Lucy kept the lid on the whole time. “Romantic “ moments for busy parents….

          • CarolV June 17, 2022 at 8:41 am - Reply

            (whisper). The absence of sticks in view is so refreshing, I ALMOST don’t see the one that’s there….. Don’t want G to feel he needs to fill the view…..

            • CarolV June 17, 2022 at 9:00 am

              Cuddle puddle…
              Lucy was right back

    57. CarolV June 17, 2022 at 6:59 am - Reply

      Am surprised to see how clear the morning is! Expected fog on the bay.
      Expecting partly cloudy turning to sunny day.
      70 now @ 7:00am, heading to 80; winds S7mph

    58. CarolV June 17, 2022 at 2:06 am - Reply

      Sounds like OZ getting the rain that just passed by me. Quick fast moving “cloudburst “. Supposed to go right by. Lucy’s got them covered. Good work, Ms Lucy!

    59. Isabella June 17, 2022 at 2:02 am - Reply

      There’s no room for you George
      I don’t remember seeing mom and dad on nest during the night
      George goes to his room

      • CarolV June 17, 2022 at 7:14 am - Reply

        Maybe he felt the rain coming and was checking to see if she had it covered?
        We learn so much, even if we can only speculate reasons!

    60. CarolV June 16, 2022 at 8:36 pm - Reply

      Peaceful night

      Temps hovering around 67-68 all night. Slight chance of a small shower after nidnight. Winds about 7 mps from S. .

    61. Sue June 16, 2022 at 7:14 pm - Reply

      4 little bobble heads? How AWESOME!!!

    62. Isabella June 16, 2022 at 4:48 pm - Reply

      Came on just in time to see a great feeding session
      Even the wee one in the back seat got a good feeding

      • Isabella June 16, 2022 at 4:54 pm - Reply

        Every time I thought the bottomless pit was done
        He was back up for more…he got a lot of big pieces…don’t know where he was putting it
        Finally sated

        • Isabella June 16, 2022 at 4:57 pm - Reply

          Thank you Lucy for knocking stick off!

          • Isabella June 16, 2022 at 5:00 pm - Reply

            George showed up to finish the tail
            Which gave him energy to bring this

            • Isabella June 16, 2022 at 5:06 pm

              Didn’t take a pic every time
              Lucy reached back to feed wee one quite a few times

              Good job feeding the Fab Four Lucy
              🐣🐣🐣🐣🎉

            • CarolV June 16, 2022 at 6:56 pm

              Glad you were able to get eyes on… I haven’t had a good view!
              Happy to hear everyone well fed. Maybe little shorty is learning to conserve energy til biggers get fed first so he’s not falling asleep before mom gets to him….
              And mom is hanging in for longer sessions. But still a long way to go. I like it best when they double team with 2 fish.

      • Junec June 17, 2022 at 6:58 am - Reply

        That is wonderful…she gave birth to very healthy chicks…all fighters…I never seem to be at screen during feeding time….

    63. Junec June 16, 2022 at 4:04 pm - Reply

      Has anyone seen chick 4 get any food?

      • Isabella June 17, 2022 at 2:11 am - Reply

        Yes
        Posted above

    64. CarolV June 16, 2022 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      Lucy’s doing her job. Sessions are lasting longer but don’t know if she’s hitting all the targets. Littler ones tire out.

      • CarolV June 16, 2022 at 12:53 pm - Reply

        This was a magic skip…: it came in…: video skipped and it was off to the right

        • CarolV June 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm - Reply

          Down the hatch! Fins are dessert

    65. CarolV June 16, 2022 at 7:25 am - Reply

      Lucy picks up dropped pieces and takes a few for herself. As usual hard to see who’s eating.
      Then we got a view of Lucy’s lacy undies

      • CarolV June 16, 2022 at 7:27 am - Reply

        Lucy took over

        • CarolV June 16, 2022 at 7:30 am - Reply

          Lucy moved to various spots around the bowl, but still hard to say who ate.

          • CarolV June 16, 2022 at 7:32 am - Reply

            George was in a couple of times with seaweed.
            He left the reminder of fish on nest.

    66. CarolV June 16, 2022 at 7:21 am - Reply

      Another delivery…. Lucy wants George to serve. She keeps her seat.

      • CarolV June 16, 2022 at 7:40 am - Reply

        ADMIN Mary Anne…. Looks like I posted rest of the pics on Paul’s post. Is there anyway you can move them? Don’t want to distract from his message
        I feel like I’m always asking you to fix my booboos

        • Admin Mary Anne June 16, 2022 at 8:57 am - Reply

          They are fine, Carol, but I could not move them if I wanted to. Happy to help you anytime you need it, though!

          • CarolV June 16, 2022 at 11:03 am - Reply

            Thanks Mary Anne. Seems like I’m very needy! Will try to remember to check before I post!

            • Admin Mary Anne June 16, 2022 at 11:37 am

              You’re welcome, Carol! Not sure when the live stream will be running. I reported it and haven’t heard back yet. Hope it won’t be too long until it’s up again.

    67. Isabella June 16, 2022 at 5:43 am - Reply

      Beautiful morning
      Breakfish arrives
      Lucy and George feed the kids

      • Isabella June 16, 2022 at 5:46 am - Reply

        Lots of alarming
        George takes fish
        Lucy covers kids

    68. CarolV June 16, 2022 at 1:26 am - Reply

      💤 💤

    69. Isabella June 16, 2022 at 12:28 am - Reply

      A mother’s work is never done!

    70. CarolV June 15, 2022 at 7:46 pm - Reply

      Look the ruffled ascot, Lucy. Very fashion forward.
      She’s got the gang on lockdown; can take a quick snooze

      Cooling down about 10 degrees more to 59@dawn. Winds 5mph from SE

    71. CarolV June 15, 2022 at 6:50 pm - Reply

      George brought in some leftovers, which Lucy took.
      George looked at littles and spotted fish that Lucy had stashed in there with them.
      Does anyone remember either Jane or Gracie stashing leftovers right in the eggcup? Seems to be Lucy’s pantry.

      • CarolV June 15, 2022 at 6:55 pm - Reply

        Both parents had a few bites and Lucy got down to feeding the crowd.
        The littles stood at attention, even #4 making an effort.
        George watched for a couple of minutes before making efforts to come in from the back.

        • CarolV June 15, 2022 at 6:59 pm - Reply

          I saw George making an effort to entice what looked like#4 but it’s maybe a little early for her to be interested. I like these dual feedings, especially for the youngest. They run out of stamina quickly.

          • CarolV June 15, 2022 at 7:07 pm - Reply

            George was alarming and Lucy took the opportunity to get his fish. She had swallowed her fins.
            She fed the bobbles while he took off., then gathered them under her.
            I think 4 is doing well, upright and showing interest already.
            We’ll see how she does tomorrow. The 2 oldest seem to be involved in sparring with each other rather than picking on the younger…. For now

    72. grace June 15, 2022 at 4:59 pm - Reply

      Why arn’t they feeding the little one?

      • Admin Mary Anne June 15, 2022 at 5:21 pm - Reply

        The other three are a little taller, and Lucy or George will feed the ones they can reach. It’s hard for the little one to get thru the crowd to the front.

    73. Isabella June 15, 2022 at 4:55 pm - Reply

      A whole fish
      Is that the other fish in nest cup?
      Seems to be plenty of fish
      Though feeling anxious for the little guys
      The one by the nest cup fish..isn’t moving…..was he fed today?

      • Admin Mary Anne June 15, 2022 at 5:23 pm - Reply

        I think I saw him get a bite or two. George has that big fish now.

        • Isabella June 16, 2022 at 12:25 am - Reply

          Thank you Mary Anne
          Maybe the cooler temps helped
          But Friday is looking to be brutal 🥵
          I don’t think June is supposed to be this hot

          • Admin Mary Anne June 16, 2022 at 5:57 am - Reply

            Hi Isabella, supposed to be 90 by me and I am further much west on LI, I see East Marion as 82 degrees tomorrow. Not ready for hot weather!

    74. Isabella June 15, 2022 at 3:08 pm - Reply

      Finally a fish
      Family size
      The Fab Four queue up

      • Isabella June 15, 2022 at 3:11 pm - Reply

        George came from perch
        Thought he was going to help….instead he took the fish
        The chicks watch it go!

    75. CarolV June 15, 2022 at 11:40 am - Reply

      Here we go again. Guess he’s building an addition for the big family….

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