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Tommy Aprea - Windsong Osprey Nest

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July 9, 2020: Sadly, George and Jane’s first chick has passed away. The remaining egg is long overdue and questionable.

Please be advised that nature can be brutal – viewer discretion is advised.
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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

    44,355 Comments

    1. ospreyzone June 20, 2016 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      Ok, So I guess we forgot to mention that when the nest was down, Tommy designed and installed an irrigation system to clean the nest.. Seems to work well, thanks Tommy.

      • Aidan Mancini June 22, 2016 at 12:50 pm - Reply

        Hi Steve, there should be a link at the bottom of the emails that says “unsubscribe” or “subscription options” or something similar. That should be what you want.

        • steve w. June 22, 2016 at 8:16 pm - Reply

          Thanks Aidan

      • E Cole June 25, 2016 at 2:43 pm - Reply

        I see it’s time to clean the lens again

    2. Leanne June 20, 2016 at 7:46 pm - Reply

      June 20- 7:45 pm- For anyone who may have missed it: the lens cleaning 🙂

      https://youtu.be/ScLperZ8xAA

      • ospreyzone June 20, 2016 at 7:58 pm - Reply

        Thanks Leanne, I’m out of town and missed it as well. Appreciate your replays. Could you post them directly in the comments so the video box pops up in the comments section? I’ve seen others do that, and would certainly prefer videos and stills posted directly in our comments section, with copy write notice preserved of course.

    3. Marilyn June 20, 2016 at 7:20 pm - Reply

      Around 7:10 this evening, only saw 1baby feeding. Gracie was sitting on the little one as it struggled toget out from underneath her.

    4. CarolV June 20, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      6:34pmEDT 6/20 Heard the ospreyworld was available again so hit the computer asap on getting home. Just skimmed thru the many comments but happened to get caught by the musical notes. SO, Betsy and Kathleen, THANKS ALOT for the “I can see clearly now” loop in my head! LOL
      Hungry cats demanding priority, selfish buggers…will finish later…singing all the way

      • Betsy June 21, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

        CarolV: Any time!! 😀

    5. June B June 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Reply

      I’ll take boring thank you.

      • CarolV June 20, 2016 at 10:20 pm - Reply

        I’m good with boring. Still some wrestling but Gracie seems more pro-active stepping in.(around 7:29) Hope you saw that.

    6. PattyK June 20, 2016 at 5:55 pm - Reply

      5:38 pm Goodness, just look at those babys’crops!! Not at all like last year….fish seem plentiful so far, Dad George is bringing the fish in constantly! I remember last year, when he couldn’t bring food to the nest for hours and hours on end, maybe because he was a newbie Dad and/or the fish kill. It still is early , but our whole family here , grandpa, grandma, grandies, are thoroughly enjoying this precious nature site! Cannot thank you all enough…..and a wonderful p.s., the young ones are tuning in to OZ before turning on the rest of their Media stuff!! This site is truly a blessing! xoxoxo

    7. Stephanie June 20, 2016 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      I only commented a few times last year, although I watch OZ CONSTANTLY! I just feel responsible to again praise Paul, Tommy, Aidan, Christina, etc., for their tireless commitment to this site. The lens wash was just the ultimate!!!! A million thanks for giving all of us this unbelievable opportunity. Stephanie

    8. Eva June 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm - Reply

      I wasn’t around for the magical PS lens cleaning, did anyone happen to get video of it? From all descriptions Gracie’s reaction must be priceless!

    9. Leanne June 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm - Reply

      June 20- 5:32 pm- Successful dinner was had by all. One of the oldest chicks took a shot at the camera but missed. 🙂

      • Leanne June 20, 2016 at 5:39 pm - Reply

        June 20- 5:38- Chick 3 actually got so full that he had fish dangling from his beak and Gracie was almost trying to force more into his mouth. He/she is definitely very full. 🙂

    10. Redkayak June 20, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

      another peaceful, well behaved feeding at approx 17:00 our little underdog was front and center.

    11. Robin June 20, 2016 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      What sort of fish are they eating at 5pm? It looked like a sting ray / flat and wide – would that be possible?

    12. Birdviewer16 June 20, 2016 at 4:55 pm - Reply

      The screen is clean! Thank you ospreyzone team!

    13. Debbie C June 20, 2016 at 4:27 pm - Reply

      This is my 1st season watching Osprey’s. I am very interested in learning about them. I just want to say that the baby is a sweetie. I always love the babies at the nests. I have been a bald eagle cam watcher for years and I am wanting to learn about these as well.

    14. Leanne June 20, 2016 at 4:27 pm - Reply

      June 20- 4:26 pm- I disagree completely and I believe that most if not all of the other OZ watchers would agree with me!

    15. Catherine June 20, 2016 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      That is just tooo funny….love it !!!

    16. NancyT June 20, 2016 at 4:10 pm - Reply

      Sorry, we’re late to this party having been tied up with DC Eagle Cam but I fear are hooked. Can someone tell us how to differentiate George from Gracie? Thank you.

      • Eva June 20, 2016 at 7:51 pm - Reply

        Gracie is a bit larger than George and she has what I call ruffle-butt; lots of fluffy feathers at the back end. She also has stockier legs than George. I know there are other markings but I have been successfully using these “tells” since last year.

    17. Kathy B June 20, 2016 at 4:03 pm - Reply
    18. Redkayak June 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm - Reply

      3:00pmish a peaceful feeding all bellies full now

    19. Jessica V. June 20, 2016 at 3:12 pm - Reply

      Great feeding at around 15:00:00. All traded turns; the little guy tried to help himself! Wonderful to see!

    20. PattyK June 20, 2016 at 3:09 pm - Reply

      3;04pm Just love watching this feeding. Lil one is up front and center, with open beak and getting great feed! Love his determination!! xoxo

    21. sallyanne June 20, 2016 at 3:06 pm - Reply

      june 20 @ 3:05PM in CT and LI
      So delighted to see our littlest one chowing down chunks of food, along with his siblings. Let us not type cast him/her; we have a strong, resilient, alert chick here!! I am so happy!!

    22. Betsy June 20, 2016 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      It is hot here on L I today how about for thoes of you that do not live here?

      • Sharon June 20, 2016 at 6:10 pm - Reply

        I live on the Island as well but on the south shore in Westhampton Beach and today was absolutely beautiful. It was 73° with a southwest wind at 12 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

    23. Sarah June 20, 2016 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      Wow! That was great. I know last year there was talk of working out a way to keep the lens cleaned off, but I never saw a word about it for this year. Was it a planned surprise? It works great. Thanks so much.

    24. Betsy June 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm - Reply

      wasn’t watching video … just figured whiteout … looked up at screen … and it was clear!!!!!!!! … then scrolled back … 12:29 pm … THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU <3

    25. Karen DeLong June 20, 2016 at 2:37 pm - Reply

      I just love it that our ‘little one’ sticks close to Mom. Oh, and thank you to the little birdie that cleaned the lens! Forgot to mention that earlier.

    26. PattyK June 20, 2016 at 2:37 pm - Reply

      2:33 pm WHEW! #1 chick just missed the wonderfully clean lens with his hefty squirt! Can’t thank you great OZ folks for all you do on this site!!

    27. PhilK June 20, 2016 at 2:37 pm - Reply

      Am I just paranoid or does #3’s legs and talons appear to be stunted or not developing properly? Hope I am just acting like a nervous grandpa.

      • Robin June 20, 2016 at 5:19 pm - Reply

        I think (my non-expert opinion) his feet/legs/wings/ feathers will be growing now that he’s been getting more food – seemed like (from what I saw) his appetite wasn’t that good until the last few days. .

      • Laura June 20, 2016 at 6:03 pm - Reply

        No your not, I am concerned as well. Although he is five and 3 days behind the other two, his appearance is more like over a week behind. Time will tell. If he doesn’t catch up, nature will take care of it!!

    28. isobel June 20, 2016 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for giving us a good view again.It was like magic, would love to know how it was done. Maybe they should all be fitted with nappies in future.(I think you call them diapers)

    29. Natali June 20, 2016 at 2:10 pm - Reply

      Hi. Could u please tell me what was wrrong with the little one? Thanks in advance

      • Karen June 20, 2016 at 5:43 pm - Reply

        Hi Natali it just didn’t have the wherewithal I guess you would say.

      • Mimes June 20, 2016 at 6:54 pm - Reply

        There doesn’t appear to be anything wrong with the little one so far.

    30. rjoneal June 20, 2016 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      Reply- Betsy and CarolIV Love, love the ice cream truck video. I wonder if Tommy ever buys ice cream from the truck we hear?

    31. rjoneal June 20, 2016 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      Robert not sure what you are seeing but baby 3 is 4 1/2 days younger and he is developing fine for now. I think you have mentioned this before there is no birth defect that I can see. If you can make a video or take picture next time that would helpful. Since a lot of us do take pictures and videos ,I am one of them I have not seen any birth defect.
      Like I said if you are seeing something we are not please try to provide us with some kind of proof.
      I am not trying to be mean so just please dont scare everyone unless you know for sure. So many people are counting on baby 3 to make it this year, no need to make people panic.
      Robert, I could be wrong, I will be the first to admit I have been wrong before, but I have thousands and I mean thousands of pics and some videos and I just dont see any birth defects.

      • Leanne June 20, 2016 at 4:44 pm - Reply

        June 20- 4:42 pm- After seeing a few posts where viewers seemed concerned about chick 3, I scrolled back and took this video for you. I don’t know very much about Osprey but he/she looks fine to me. Anyway, I hope it’s helpful. 🙂

        https://youtu.be/d4EpATPWvpo

    32. GinaM June 20, 2016 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      It’s funny – reading all of our responses – we are so easy to please with spritz of water! I bet when they lowered the nest they rigged this surprise up just for occasions like this. While we are used to peeking through the poop, it is so much better to have a clear view of “our” family.
      Strawberry Moon- we are ready for you tonight!

      • Leanne June 20, 2016 at 4:14 pm - Reply

        June 20- 4:14 pm- I am soooo excited!!!

    33. GinaM June 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm - Reply

      BRAVO!!! What a great idea- invention- whatever the heck it was!!!! THANK YOU FOR THE SHOWER!!!
      I can see clearly now the poop is gone…..

    34. rjoneal June 20, 2016 at 1:58 pm - Reply

      Reply- Steve Weidemann – George has really improved on being a good provider, mate, and father. Last year was his first of being daddy and he had a lot of obstacles along his journey of being a parent for the first time. Gracie and George both taught each other and they continue to bond and learn, just love them.
      Were you here last year?

    35. rjoneal June 20, 2016 at 1:52 pm - Reply

      Reply-Nancy we got that magical rain!!

    36. Jara June 20, 2016 at 1:45 pm - Reply

      1:41 EST Well I’ll be darned. Pristine clear lens. Scrolled back to 12:29 and a magical spray of water washed off lens. Thank you to whoever installed the window washer. You are an angel. Gracie seemed to think it was interesting. The look on her face was priceless.

      • Elaine June 20, 2016 at 3:05 pm - Reply

        For Jara. 3:03 pm EST. I agree Jara. Her eyes were as big as saucers. Than after it was over, she looked as if “Is it safe yet.

    37. Karen DeLong June 20, 2016 at 1:45 pm - Reply

      Boy, I sure hope there is a parent near by. (1:43pm) Baby is verrrry close to the edge of the nest.

    38. Arlene June 20, 2016 at 1:43 pm - Reply

      It was like magic…I was watching the blurred screen then all of a sudden this rapid spray of water like a spray hose washed the screen completely clean..thank you whoever it was…that made my day!!! 🙂

    39. rjoneal June 20, 2016 at 1:36 pm - Reply

      Reply- Bostonwatcher were back on our angels saved the day!! Still going to pray for some rain not too much just enough to keep everything and everyone growing in nature.

    40. Lady Di June 20, 2016 at 1:32 pm - Reply

      Well, at 12:29pm the lens was cleaned…somehow water was shooting across the lens. A beautiful sight, although Gracie seemed a little confused watching from the other side of the nest, her head sort of cocked to one side. And the kids? No reaction! Thank you whoever did this!!!

    41. margaret June 20, 2016 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      Having the lens cleaned just made my day… thank you very much!

    42. JP(K) June 20, 2016 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      LOLOL Scroll back to 12:28 and watch the glass mysteriously and magically washed off… Bravo!!!!!!! 😀

      • JP(K) June 20, 2016 at 1:19 pm - Reply

        Please tell us, did someone climb up with a hose or spray bottle, or is there some kind of contraption like a windshield washer fluid sprayer connected to the ground? LOL

      • Janet F June 20, 2016 at 1:28 pm - Reply

        OMG the funniest part was Gracie’s reaction!!!!! I was rolling out of my chair! Then the baby did a sumersualt down the side of the nest because his or her crop was full and top heavy i guess!!! Crying and laughing tears here!

    43. rjoneal June 20, 2016 at 1:02 pm - Reply

      6-20-16 Happy Monday, and were live, get ready, get set, here we go, the show is back on and I got my popcorn, my candy, my chair, and I am wearing my shirt, ready to enjoy the family entertainment. Yeah!!

    44. rjoneal June 20, 2016 at 12:58 pm - Reply

      2016 6-20-16 12:28 pm 38 seconds Paul, Landlords, or whoever our angel is cleans the lens with water. Gracie gets a little spooked moves to the other side of the nest but stays there all 3 babies never even wake up.

      Amen to a wonderful job done without endangering the birds!!! Thank you our secret bird angel !

      • GinaM June 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm - Reply

        Wasn’t that the coolest thing!! 🙂

    45. Bobbie June 20, 2016 at 12:56 pm - Reply

      At approx. 12:28pm EST the lens was cleaned with little or no disruption to our beloved osprey family. Thanks guys – great job. Once again your efforts are much appreciated. Kudos.

    46. Elaine June 20, 2016 at 12:56 pm - Reply

      Please scroll back to last evening chats. Chick #2 squirted the camera lense at 5:45 pm. I wrote 2 chat events on this. How did the lens get cleaned? What a relief.

    47. LynD June 20, 2016 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      I think Criss Angel visited the nest today and made the PS go away…yeah! Also of potential interest is that if you go to jamaicabayosprey.org and look, you will see what
      a 10 day old osprey chick looks like. Our little one looks comparable, so he appears to be normal for his age.

    48. Marilyn June 20, 2016 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      Um, How did the camera lens get clean? I went back about oh I guess 20 min, its now 12:45 & saw what looked like water splashing on it. Did someone go up & clean it? Or is there now a “windshield washer” so to speak. Right after it was cleaned the “lil one” was looking straight at the camera.

    49. Dawn June 20, 2016 at 12:48 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the hose down guys!!!!

    50. rjoneal June 20, 2016 at 12:47 pm - Reply

      Reply- Tucker what a good idea for tonights viewing since we wont be able to see to much on OZ. I might go to the beach to watch on Monday night, as you suggested, that you use to take your kids there sounds like a good idea. For me this is the Atlantic coast I live in Florida.

      • Kathy B June 20, 2016 at 3:55 pm - Reply

        RJ, where in FL? Do you watch the eagles in Ft. Myers? I would love to visit that nest. I’m here in MI. Kathy

    51. rjoneal June 20, 2016 at 12:45 pm - Reply

      Reply-Birdviewer16 I know as soon as Michael G Martin tells us to watch for Monday we lose the best view you could get, that is if your watching from home. I did want to see if this had any effect on our birds dont know if we would even notice if their was though. Stay with us Bidviewer16 hopefully it will get better. This is a good time to read a good book on ospreys if your interested. I might go to the beach to watch on Monday night, as Tucker suggested he use to take his kids there sounds like a good idea. For me this is the Atlantic Coast I live in Florida.

    52. Redkayak June 20, 2016 at 12:43 pm - Reply

      OMG!! Check out at 12:28 the magic self cleaning lens!! amazing Thank you OZ team

      • Redkayak June 20, 2016 at 12:45 pm - Reply

        Gracie wasn’t even phased by it

    53. Sharon June 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm - Reply

      12:28:32 pm EDT – GREAT JOB with the lens wash down!! 😀 …that just made my day!

    54. PattyK June 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm - Reply

      WOW! OZ hired a window washer?!! You are terrific! Thank you !!!! xoxoxox

    55. Leanne June 20, 2016 at 12:37 pm - Reply

      June 20- 12:35 pm- I dont know how you managed it but Thank You sooo much for cleaning off the lens. How did you manage it? Was almost as thrilling as the rescue last year 🙂

    56. Lori June 20, 2016 at 12:36 pm - Reply

      I can see clearly now… ! Wow did you do that?

    57. Arlene June 20, 2016 at 12:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you,..thank you ….thank you…to whomever washed the cam lens…great job!!!!!!!!!!!!! :).

    58. Kathleen June 20, 2016 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      What just happened? I can see clearly now!

      • Betsy June 20, 2016 at 4:04 pm - Reply

        Kathleen: You didn’t finish … ♫ I can see clearly now the poop is gone, I can see all the osprey in the nest, gone is the shizzle ( ;( ) that made it white, it’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) sun-shiny day. ♪

        P.S. I liked the notes, Sharon, so I “borrowed” them!!

        • Betsy June 20, 2016 at 4:05 pm - Reply

          Where’s my wink?? Try again 😉

        • Sharon June 20, 2016 at 10:02 pm - Reply

          lol… That was great! ♥

          • Betsy June 21, 2016 at 11:16 am - Reply

            Thanks! … I’m probably showing my age!! 😀

        • Kathleen June 21, 2016 at 10:22 am - Reply

          lol

    59. Madeline June 20, 2016 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      Thanks to whoever just cleared the camera lens! All is well in the nest I see! 12:32 pm, 6/20/2106

    60. Lily June 20, 2016 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      How is cam clean again. Don’t get me wrong I’m very happy!!! ?

    61. rjoneal June 20, 2016 at 12:12 pm - Reply

      06-20-16 11;46 am OZ Followers well for those of us who were here last year this is just the view we are stuck with until a good hard rain! We are use to looking and listening through little slices between the dried on squirts. At least the experienced ones will know the difference between our birds. Please keep comments coming for those who arent as experienced so they can enjoy as well. I can tell you Gracie was doing a great job feeding the babies you could see her. Geo sounded the alert intruder near alarm so he was on perch out of view. Looks like all are well as far as I can see and thats what matters. They survived another day. With nature thats how it is one day at a time. For new comers dont be to discouraged this is a great view and site and as someone else mentioned sometimes the dew will help with cleaning the lens. This is the time to see how devoted you really are to Osprey Zones Osprey Family. If you are new take this time when you cant see to review the wonderful things Paul, Aidan,Landlords,and amazing OZ followers info and videos. If you are new go look at he the beginning how this nest started their is a video on our landlord under ABOUT. Then please look under HIGHLIGHTS,EVERYTHING OSPREY,and dont forget right under the live cam there is Osprey specialist who gave us info from last year please read it is very informative and this will give you an idea on what might happen in our nest this year. You can not predict nature. This is why there is a warning on this site, nature can be brutal!
      I know this was long sorry everyone. Lets all do our Rain Dance!!!! LOVE, LOVE OUR OSPREY FAMILY HERE AT THIS SITE!!! ps their is an Osprey store also I love my shirt and coffee mug just saying!

    62. Sarah June 20, 2016 at 12:06 pm - Reply

      Of the four osprey cams I check, this is by far the best view of the nest and birds when it is clear. The smearings are just a cost of doing business, I think. I think those that zoom in require someone in attendance, and probably equipment that might be costly for a volunteer group. I’m grateful for what we can get, when we can get it, and I hope for some rain or a heavy dew!

    63. Becky June 20, 2016 at 11:09 am - Reply

      I am so glad number 3 is getting bigger. He/she seems to be doing just fine this year. Mom and dad are going a great job. Thank you so much for letting me bring this wonderful view into my office. I appreciate it.

    64. Dawn June 20, 2016 at 11:07 am - Reply

      What’s with all the negative Nellie’s with the cam being pooped on? It’s not like we haven’t gone through this before! How about we all be thankful for this peek inside an otherwise unknown world? Overnight condensation does wonders people. Just remember there are people who spent a lot of time, money and effort in bringing us this wonderful feed. While I am sure they appreciate some suggestions, let’s try not to be disrespectful to Tommy and Paul! The view will be back before you know it!

    65. ArtKim in CT June 20, 2016 at 10:31 am - Reply

      do you think we’re going to have a sad ending to the third “runt” chick , like last year? I hope this one survives but it does not appear to be growing like its 2 siblings.

    66. Arlene June 20, 2016 at 9:47 am - Reply

      Is there a reason the camera is so close to the nest? At the other sites I view the camera is set far away enough from the nest so this will not happen. They just zoom in on the nest for close-ups. Anyone know the reason?

    67. Kathryn June 20, 2016 at 8:53 am - Reply

      The show is over until it rains and cleans the camera

      • L.C. June 20, 2016 at 10:05 am - Reply

        Wow…you are so negative!! It has been in my experience watching these nests for many years that at times the overnight condensation on the cam lens will clear the pic as the sun hits it in the morning…

      • Lady Di June 20, 2016 at 10:47 am - Reply

        Maybe some rain tonight…might help. And as LC mentioned, some morning or late evening condensation might help, if this stuff doesn’t get baked on by the sun. Fingers crossed.

        • Betsy June 20, 2016 at 3:36 pm - Reply

          Lady Di: I liked when you called it shizzle!!

    68. Marilyn June 20, 2016 at 8:32 am - Reply

      OH NO, around 6:30 this morning one of the older birds got the camera with its poop. I guess we have to wait for some rain to clear it.

    69. Helen June 20, 2016 at 8:12 am - Reply

      OIC – the timing is pre-squirt and this happened already. whew!! Forget my earlier posts!!!!

    70. Anne Pip June 20, 2016 at 8:11 am - Reply

      Good Morning, it’s 8:10am Monday June 20th and no matter what I do, the camera comes up at 16:10:42 which appears to be video from yesterday afternoon? Is there an issue with me or on your side?

      • JP(K) June 20, 2016 at 9:44 am - Reply

        The lifestream seemed to be down late last night.. I’m pretty sure by the angle of the sun in this video that this is prerecorded from yesterday afternoon. I would guess they have this up right now while they are trying to fix the issue…..

        • JP(K) June 20, 2016 at 9:50 am - Reply

          Oh my, check that, at 17:40ish in this video a chick got the camera with a second squirt in one day… of all the luck…

    71. DarDar June 20, 2016 at 7:43 am - Reply

      Mon am about 7:00 chick 1 or 2 fixed our view but good. Excellent poop shot right on lens. Oh well.

    72. Arlene June 20, 2016 at 7:35 am - Reply

      Oops now what happens,…the baby squirt is all over the lens??… 🙁

    73. Nancy June 20, 2016 at 6:38 am - Reply

      June 20 6:35a.m. Ooookkaayy. Just . watched the video from yesterday and there is one of the babies aiming a perfect shot at the camera at @ 17:45 mark. Thanks, kid.

    74. Betsy June 20, 2016 at 6:22 am - Reply

      We didn’t argue over it’s name , so chick #2 told us what it thought!!
      https://youtu.be/pJ0A55jukfI

      • Betsy June 20, 2016 at 6:25 am - Reply

        “its name”!

      • Redkayak June 20, 2016 at 11:12 am - Reply

        I have to say, impressive

    75. Helen June 20, 2016 at 5:54 am - Reply

      where is George with branches or even food?

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