The Summer of 2015 by Gina M.
Osprey Rescue! – July 30, 2015
Highlights – June 24, 2015
Highlights – June 19, 2015
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Hi Tommy- I have a nest on my property in southold as well. This is the 2nd year our pair laid eggs and halfway thru June- the birds abandon the nest. would appreciate your thoughts. Also- I thought your birds were late with laying eggs- am I correct?
Chuck, when did they lay the eggs? The ospreys may have brooding for quite a while and might given up if they thought the eggs were not viable. Or if something climbed up and took them, such as a raccoon.
My first year discovering this site. Anxious that there is no development from the two eggs. How come the fish always arrives without it’s head. Is that the best part ? And does it get eaten first ?
Paul, the eggs are not due to hatch until the very end of June into the beginning of July, so don’t worry. The fish heads are said to be very nutritious. Yes, fish are always consumed from the head down. Only once have I seen an osprey eat a fish from the tail up. Males almost always eat the heads before they bring them to the nest. It’s dangerous to have a large, flapping fish when there are chicks that could possibly be injured or worst.
my intent was not to BASH the birds not a nice word to use I love nature more than anyone else I am very hurt over your comment & to put it in public how insensitive!
Winnie, I’m sorry your feelings got hurt, that was not our intent – however we are not going to post negative and critical comments.
“Louis is a two-timer and left Iris flat”
Not only is that negative and critical it’s also not what happened at all – it was very unnecessary to write.
We want this group to be a fun, positive place to be. So in the future perhaps be a bit more sensitive on how you say things.
Lastly, now that the cam is on let’s keep our comments, photos and videos focused on this nest.
Thanks for understanding Winnie and I hope we can have a wonderful season together! 💕
thank you so much for this ospreycam-a very disappointing season in Missoula.
Hi Winnie, I edited your comment regarding the Hellgate nest. We are watching nature and we don’t need to bash the birds for doing what their hormones and instincts tell them to do.
That’s good news theres also a nest @ the marina in Nissequogue River State Park in Kings Park-did not see them yesterday on 25A will check tomorrow!
whats an RVA & where is the Verizon cam-I know I’ve asked this before thanks
watching a video of Mommy & babies from 2016-so beautiful-hope they are safe & sound somewhere. Very thankful for thes beautiful birds Happy Thanksgiving to all !
thanks to the Verizon crew-nice to know people care I watch the ospreycam how do I watch the Verizon cam come Spring?
do you think Squirmy is still here?
thank you for allowing us to watch this wonderful family-Does anyone know how I delete old comments?
You can’t delete your old comments sorry
ok thank you some are 4 yrs old
someone in nest to right side of camera-its 5’00 p.m.looks like an osprey!! Wish camera was little more to the right.
yes very lonely-the empty nest- Does anyone know how I delete these comments from 3 yrs ago? And I know asked this already-whats the website for Verizon Vic? Thanks!
Does anyone know what the website is for the Verizon Vic cam-wonder if our friends have gone south? In Missoula they say they are gone.
just saw 2 in nest-not sure who-was it George with the fish? Happy they’re still here!
good morning-what is the website for the Verizon osprey cam? Thank You!
thank you would love to know about Jane-love pic of Squirmy looking into camera!
haven’t seen anyone in nest-wonder if they’re still here! Iris & Louie are still in Hellgate, Missoula Montana but the camera pans around so you can see them when they’re in river or in a tree-LeLe the baby has gone on her journey
saw 2 ospreys in nest-don’t know who-but they are still here!
Just now saw 2 in the nest-don’t know who-does anyone know how to tell them apart?
Have the ospreys gone for the winter? just saw a few crows in the nest.
thanks for the updated comments-is Jane gone? will miss watching this everyday also watching a ospreycam in Missoula,Montana called Hellgate-they are still there.
anybody there? Nobody seems to respond to comments here! Are the ospreys gone?
found an osprey cam in Missoula Montana called Hellgate on the Clark Fork River-very beautiful site. It would be helpful if next Spring if the camera could be a little more to the right-cant see them when they’re to the side. Thanks very much!
are the ospreys gone? Miss them-watch all day-thank you!
I’m new to the George and Gracie nest, but have watched a few bald eagle live cams. Wondering what sorts of physical characteristics/differences in the parents I can look for to tell them apart? In the bald eagle world, females are larger, so that’s always a way to tell them apart; how about ospreys? Any info is appreciated, and thank you for the opportunity to watch this family.
Hi just wondering if there is a way the cam could be moved to the right just a smidge….. while we all love watching boats coming in we would like to see a little more of the right side of nest….. If not that’s ok…… Thank you…. Have enjoyed another season…..
How do I stop email notifications?
Hi Kalar, on any of the emails you get, there should be a link on the bottom that says something like “Subscription Options” or something similar. That will take you to a web page that allows you to unsubscribe from emails.
Thank you for such a wonderful website. I haven’t been watching as much as I’d like. I was so sad to see that “Pee Wee” did not make it. What happened? I did notice that one baby was the “runt” of the babies, and was not sure that he would make it. It is really amazing to see how these beautiful creatures take care of their young and to see the babies growing up. Thanks again for the “birds eye view” into their lives!
So I guess I missed the cleaning of the camera … how and when did that happen? Anybody?
Kris – the camera was cleaned on July 30; you can watch it and the rescue in the ‘Osprey Rescue – July 30, 2015’ highlights video.
I have a three year old little girl who is amazed with birds and has memorized nearly 20 different species. We have been watching your birds as often as we can. This morning when we logged on she immediately asked what happened to the third baby as the other two were getting their breakfast from Gracie. Thank you for providing such a special look into nature. It’s amazing how much my daughter looks forward to seeing them.
what happened to third bird ?
It passed away due to the lack of food.
Frank-“PeeWee” passed away because it was the runt, the weakest, and its siblings literally pecked it to death to keep it from eating. Mother Nature at her rawest but “only the strong survive” in this case.
Thank you for making it possible to watch the nest. I also am rebounding from the Hog Island tragedy where an eagle took the babies. I am distressed to see that the littlest one in your nest is being so viciously bullied by the bigger ones. I don’t know why the parents don’t see it right under their noses. I guess this is the way it goes in the bird world but it’s mighty tough to watch.
what happened to third bird
Frank…he passed yesterday.
I have been hooked since reading this in the Newsday last week. I pray for the lil one daily. Thank you for bringing such joy when there is so much turmoil in the news these days.
I’m really sad to see the youngest chick getting beat up by his big siblings and don’t understand why the parents don’t do anything about it :-(((
Hi! I am new to this site. I am coming here to watch ospreys since the Hog Island tragedy. I hope to learn a lot from you . I have a lot of catching up to dol
This is great wildlife drama I am hooked. I am so pulling for the little guy to survive
Great photos of the nest. Gives us a better idea of the set up. Thanks
It seems that Pee wee is holding his own ..he had a good lunch, but the big brother is a bit of a bully..;Feel a little sorry for Pee Wee..Hope he hangs in there..
Just checked to see how they are doing… ALL THREE ARE THERE.. They are getting very close to the edge…
Seems I don’t see one of the babies.. Gracie is chirping like crazy… Then one goes & is getting branches where there is a hole… I hope he didn’t fall out..
Tommy – I am only on Day 3 since I discovered this feed and I am SO very hooked. I cannot thank you enough. This is an amazing view into the life of George. Gracie and the babies and we never would have experienced any of it without you. I am amazed each and every day and find that I look forward to each time I can check in on these breathtaking creatures. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
This is wonderful… Can’t wait to see them fly…
I love this.. The larger one looks like he (if it is a boy) will be leaving the nest soon..He likes to look out at the water.. I hope he does not get to close to the end & fall out..This is a great feed.. Thank you for sharing this with everyone…
How about a shot of the tower, platform and camera setup?
On it’s way
My first time on. Saw article in Newsday. Very interesting and enjoyable. I am hooked.
We have this site on almost 24/7. You are the BEST !!We laugh, cry, wonder where and when George will show with his half-eaten supper for Gracie, never thought Rockie would hatch, thank you thank you, so so happy two ol’wildllife loving folks found your site, this is so…incredible and wonderful….to be able to witness..nature like this!What can we do to help??
Patty, I second your comment! It is the first thing I look at in the morning, the minute I get home from work, and throughout the evening. Living on LI makes it that much more special. I have also been wondering if you any assistance was needed. I’d love to offer any of my skills to be used for the benefit of this site, the osprey family, and this growing community.
Thanks for your offer. As a matter of fact we are looking for some help in editing all the footage we’re acquiring, experience necessary.
After watching all kinds of nest cams over the past several years, it can sometimes be difficult to watch. However, I am happy to report that every nest I’ve watched with three chicks has been successful and all have grown up healthy and fledged. The littlest one will push his way in to get fed and will survive. Sit back and enjoy this experience.
I see what everyone else does about the third chick- smallest and can hardly compete for the food. I do see it does get fed eventually and hope it will survive. Because Nature has a way of working things out I really hope this little guy hangs in there.
I’m concerned about the last baby that was hatched. The parents seem to be neglecting it. Do you think it will survive and if there’s a reason for this?
Where do the headless fish come from? This is a joy to watch Thank You for sharing.
How is third chick egg?
Will they survive the rainy day?
Would you please tell me when the 1st baby was hatched? I put it on at 9:30 a.m.. I missed the birth. Would you high lite that footage, please? Thank you so much.
Our firt sight of the baby was around 6:45. We will have the highlight up as soon as possible!
Steve and Rachel had another chick today ! While we all wait for our Long Island pair you can check them out at Explore.org . They are so cute !!
How can I find out how all this came about ?
Thanks for your question! We are working on an “about” page that will have information on the history of the nest and more.