Little Brother By ospreyzone|2019-02-11T14:15:42-04:00June 4th, 2015|Highlights|10 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail About the Author: ospreyzone [title size="2" content_align="left" style_type="default"]10 Comments[/title] David Haupt July 2, 2015 at 5:10 am - Reply Suzanne, I guess that you had better not watch these sites then. Go see “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. When you factor in the amount of effort and calories that it requires to raise a chick to fledging, if the parents detect any flaw in one of the hatchlings, they will probably deal with that in their own way. You are forgetting that ospreys have survived for at least 6 million years with no help from us and a great deal of hinderance. Suzanne Wickett July 2, 2015 at 2:40 pm - Reply David , Your sarcasm was not warranted , and certainly not necessary . I’m pretty sure my post lacked any of that . I watch many sites and have dealt with each as best I could . This one however was more than I was able to handle . So I posted a very heartfelt , passionate opinion of how this made me feel , and I won’t apologize for those feelings . I read many post’s about Little Brother , many leaning towards my way of thinking , but not worded as strongly as mine . Sure hope they didn’t receive the same reply I did . This link encourages conversation , from different people , with minds of there own .That’s the part that you have to understand . I’m sorry you couldn’t open your mind , and just agree to disagree with me . That’s not a lot to ask for.. I will continue to watch these remaining siblings , and hope they thrive . I will also continue to read every ones posts , and will learn more about the Osprey ,never to old to learn . Have a Great 4th of July and a safe weekend. Suzanne. David Haupt July 1, 2015 at 9:11 am - Reply Unfortunately for some, this is not the Disney Channel. So, stop and think: we are privileged to have a ring-side seat to a true “Reality” show. This has only been possible for the past few years. You must keep an open mind, resist your natural tendency to see the world only through your own thoughts and realize that you are watching alien lives. “If a lion could talk, could we possibly understand it?” — Wittgenstein. Also: “Nature does nothing in vain.” — Aristoteles. Suzanne Wickett July 1, 2015 at 10:06 am - Reply My thoughts are shared by so many , the reasoning you used was expected , natures way and all that crap ~ before this tiny osprey was beaten into lifelessness ~ it could have been removed ~ not by the landlord ,who was nice enough to allow this camera ~ there are professionals who could have safely done that ~ these osprey aren’t flying ~ I watched Eaglets being banded 80 ft. up , 3xs the size of these osprey ,, also not flying yet ~ and it was done safely and successfully ! I’ve seen videos of people freeing animals that are snared in something , a deers antlers caught in wire , ~ your way of thinking , has that passerby , just keep going , let nature take it’s course . The safe answer ~ this is one time !! ,not every time , you could have ruled against nature , told nature , I got this one !! Experts aren’t always right you know ..I can’t get this image out of my mind . Early intervention would have made all the difference . Not every rescued animal is put in a cage ,. I tried to post at site but could not ? Suzanne Wickett June 30, 2015 at 9:12 am - Reply Emily Cole , I so agree with your comment ~ someone should remove the tiny osprey and raise it else where ~ we are all painfully aware of how cruel nature can be ~ but really , this baby is being totally ignored by the Parents , who know doubt realize it doesn’t stand a chance ~ and the siblings are beating it , and soon will eat it ~ Wish the powers that be would just go get it ~ I can’t stop the tears ……please anybody Val Mollart July 1, 2015 at 9:33 am - Reply Sadly it happens in nature and it is very hard to take. There are good moments as well. Just accept what happens as hard as it is and enjoy the wonderful moments when they happen. Suzanne Wickett July 1, 2015 at 10:22 am - Reply Val . tnx for the reply , and your point is taken ~ but for me , all the Clich’e phrases used , just don’t work this time ~ so we will just have to agree to disagree .. EMILY COLE June 29, 2015 at 3:52 pm - Reply This is the 1st time I am watching the LI Osprey as I follow the Chesapeake family who re raising 2 foster babies since Tom and Audreys eggs didn’t hatch and Iris and Stanley in Missoula MN who lost all 3 eggs at the end of May due to a hailstorm. This is pitiful how the 2 bigger bird babies are slowly killing the smallest one-why doesn’t someone remove it from the nest and foster it elsewhere? This is so sad to watch I wish the wind would blow the bigger 2 off the nest Nancy Curcio June 25, 2015 at 6:07 pm - Reply Thank you for allowing us to visit the young family on Long Island! We need more of this to bring awareness to the sensitive needs of our environment. Jim sullivan June 9, 2015 at 4:31 pm - Reply I’ve been privileged to observe from below a nest for 15 years in Humble, TX, the first pair in our area in over 30 years when first arrived. The cell phone tower maintenance contractors interrupted the pair this year and they have gone elsewhere. I’ll be heartbroken if they don’t return. [title size="2" content_align="left" style_type="default"]Leave A Comment[/title] Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Select an image for your comment (GIF, PNG, JPG, JPEG): Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.