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May 5, 2021: Three eggs have been laid!

A note from Dr. Bierregaard on the eagles:
“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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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

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    1. Admin Mary Anne July 9, 2022 at 2:20 pm - Reply

      Alan Poole gave a talk about ospreys last night, very interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD9g9X55eZQ

    2. Admin Mary Anne June 8, 2022 at 2:21 pm - Reply

      From now until they both have left on migration, please let’s stick to posting pics of only ospreys, and mostly pics of George and Lucy. If anyone wants to watch the storks, they can go to the youtube site and see them there, thanks!

      • Irene June 10, 2021 at 11:27 am - Reply

        I would like to ask questions about what is and is not happening with this nest. So
        I think this conversation in writing is a test to see first if someone will actually read it.
        Thank You so much also for installing the pole for such a nest.. Irene

        • Admin Mary Anne June 10, 2021 at 1:11 pm - Reply

          What is it you would like to know, Irene?

          • Irene June 10, 2021 at 1:24 pm - Reply

            most importantly…..the 2 eggs that are buried below….will they hatch?

            • Admin Mary Anne June 10, 2021 at 7:47 pm

              Irene, sadly, none of the eggs are going to hatch…

          • Lisa Strong-Griffin June 11, 2021 at 6:26 pm - Reply

            None of the eggs in this next are going to hatch?

            • Lisa Strong-Griffin June 11, 2021 at 6:27 pm

              Nest not next…sorry

            • Admin Mary Anne June 11, 2021 at 8:47 pm

              Highly unlikely. George did the best he could as far as brooding goes, but Lucy just did not get it.

        • CarolV June 10, 2021 at 5:52 pm - Reply

          Irene…. I don’t know if you’ve watched these already but next to the live video are several clips of happenings this year. Near the top is a section of Highlights with features from previous years, including a rescue . And the heading About has the history of when and why the nest was installed. All interesting.
          But this is not like Facebook where posts are immediate. Sometimes posting is slightly delayed, as are answers. Just the nature of the system. Hope you enjoy your time here. Not the best year for us.

          • Irene June 12, 2021 at 2:42 pm - Reply

            Hello Carol, Thank you for taking the time to also reply with some great information. I*m feeling my way through the page of this site now. Learned to look at the time stamped.
            Much better understanding.

    3. CarolV July 27, 2021 at 10:53 am - Reply

      Tuesday….. very hazy….. Temp comfortable …. air quality 151-Unhealthy….. those western wildfires sending smoke our way again.

      George came in with a greeting. Hello, Handsome! Nice to see your face!
      Someone comes behind him. This doesn’t look like Lucy, possibly TOW….

      • CarolV July 27, 2021 at 10:56 am - Reply

        And there’s our girl! Locked and loaded and clears the nest.

    4. Isabella July 27, 2021 at 10:39 am - Reply

      Finally got to see someone
      Judging his behavior…Lucy ‘s on perch ?

      • Isabella July 27, 2021 at 10:41 am - Reply

        Hello George!

        • Isabella July 27, 2021 at 10:44 am - Reply

          So nice to see? You
          Blur is George leaving

        • Isabella July 27, 2021 at 10:46 am - Reply

          So nice to see? You
          Blur is George leaving !

    5. Isabella July 27, 2021 at 4:53 am - Reply

      Night owl
      Interesting she spends the night

    6. CarolV July 26, 2021 at 8:35 pm - Reply

      Legs came in… G’s I’m guessing. Something startled him and he made a quick scramble for the perch.

      Clear night, dropping to 68 or so. Sunny tomorrow.
      Air quality unhealthy…. we must be getting wildfire smoke again….
      Either they’re really quick with fish exchange or they’re eating elsewhere.

    7. Isabella July 26, 2021 at 5:20 pm - Reply

      Daddy’s home!
      Duke decides 20 seconds is enough

    8. CarolV July 26, 2021 at 9:16 am - Reply

      George has been rearranging….. Tnx…..

      Cloudy with temps to mid 80s. Maybe sun mid afternoon. 81% humidity, w4mph wind.

    9. CarolV July 26, 2021 at 8:13 am - Reply

      IRENE…. you may be right. Just saw a second flyer at OYSTER BAY….. The single in nest is practicing wildly while the one on perch was flying around the nest. The first fledge had a whiter chest.

      • CarolV July 26, 2021 at 8:25 am - Reply

        This happened earlier….. dripped down the wing….

      • Irene July 26, 2021 at 10:23 pm - Reply

        Thanks Carol. Number 3 is so very ready. 👌

    10. CarolV July 26, 2021 at 7:47 am - Reply

      Monday morning and a storm across the bay! It moved west but if it reached my house, I never heard a thing……..

      George came in; then the mystery osprey…. I think it was Lucy.
      Lucy’s waiting for breakfish and G brings seaweed.

    11. Isabella July 26, 2021 at 12:28 am - Reply

      Asking for a fish til she sounds hoarse
      Hope she returns next season….may not if male isn’t providing

      • Isabella July 26, 2021 at 12:30 am - Reply

        Maybe they’re on perch

        • Isabella July 26, 2021 at 12:39 am - Reply

          Chick opened her wings and was blown off kilter
          Mom has to “catch “herself at times….very windy

          • Isabella July 26, 2021 at 12:43 am - Reply

            This is the way to stay on the nest

            • Isabella July 26, 2021 at 12:49 am

              Daisy had her feathers in a twist
              She may have been upset with these kite surfers

            • Isabella July 26, 2021 at 12:53 am

              Possible “bumper “ crop of girls
              Oyster bay and barnegat

    12. Irene July 25, 2021 at 10:47 pm - Reply

      Hello! Am I correct to write the second sibling fledged at 316 pm today??

      • CarolV July 26, 2021 at 7:52 am - Reply

        If it did, I didn’t see it. I only saw the same one flying, as far as I could tell

    13. CarolV July 25, 2021 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      OYSTER BAY….
      Typical siblings! One is up and bored; one is relaxed…. but not for long!

      • CarolV July 25, 2021 at 6:27 pm - Reply

        Equivalent to hair pulling?????

    14. CarolV July 25, 2021 at 5:26 pm - Reply

      @17:01…. George comes in with teatime fish….. good sized chunk.
      Lucy wasn’t far behind with a grab and go.

      • CarolV July 25, 2021 at 5:29 pm - Reply

        George was having a nice beak polish and enjoying the day when he suddenly skittered across the nest………… Guess who?
        Tow popped in and hung around about 15 mins. Long enough to send G upstairs….

    15. Paula July 25, 2021 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      I’m thinking George really needs chicks next year so he’ll have something else to do besides building the nest!
      Seriously though, does anyone know if there are plans to dismantle this nest before next year?

      • Admin Mary Anne July 25, 2021 at 8:36 pm - Reply

        I haven’t heard anything yet, Paula.

      • Isabella July 26, 2021 at 1:02 am - Reply

        I thought the same about George til I came across these pics
        Seems having chicks doesn’t stop George ‘s stick hobby!

    16. CarolV July 25, 2021 at 12:49 pm - Reply

      @8:05….. 1/2 fish…. Lucy came in to perch behind him, then down to get the fish…. quick and simple….

    17. CarolV July 25, 2021 at 8:21 am - Reply

      Sunday morning breakfish…..
      George came in , acknowledged someone upstairs, Lucy most likely.
      @5:29, he was back with a whole fish. No one dropped down and George started eating, There was some chirping from the perch.
      After a few bites, George flew off, leaving the fish there.

      And Lucy dropped down, grabbed the fish and took off.

    18. Isabella July 25, 2021 at 2:34 am - Reply

      Wing time !

    19. Isabella July 25, 2021 at 2:32 am - Reply

      Wing time

    20. CarolV July 24, 2021 at 8:49 pm - Reply

      May have to change his name to eorge….. since he’s missing the beginning….

      Clouding up over night…. 40-60% chance of rain in the morning……………… HAGN

    21. CarolV July 24, 2021 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      Stick of the day….. very intricate, multi-branched….
      Fortunately, neatly arranged so it’s not in our way…………………

      • CarolV July 24, 2021 at 6:39 pm - Reply

        And…. I spoke too soon about not blocking the lens.! George was piling all kinds of stuff on the sticks in that corner…..

    22. CarolV July 24, 2021 at 2:57 pm - Reply

      Poor George…. he dropped in and was just relaxing when someone came to the perch…. he skittered across the nest, seaweed flying everywhere…..
      Not sure who stepped down behind him. They didn’t stay long

    23. Isabella July 24, 2021 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      I identify this bird as an osprey
      Pretty sure it’s George

      • Isabella July 24, 2021 at 12:12 pm - Reply

        Yep…it’s George

        • Isabella July 24, 2021 at 12:15 pm - Reply

          Peek of the bay…two ships passing

          • Isabella July 24, 2021 at 12:21 pm - Reply

            2019
            Peek a boo…I see the beach
            How quickly nest evolved in 9 days!

    24. CarolV July 24, 2021 at 11:50 am - Reply

      Lucy comes in and kicks out Ms. Interloper, who was still on the perch…….

    25. CarolV July 24, 2021 at 9:15 am - Reply

      Not sure who but G has a visitor….

      • CarolV July 24, 2021 at 9:18 am - Reply

        Could be TOW…. She’s hanging around, even goes to perch, making herself at home….

    26. CarolV July 24, 2021 at 8:44 am - Reply

      G was in @5:11 for a pit stop.
      He was back @5:33 with a fish. He has already had a share.

      Lucy comes in and he won’t give her the fish,……….. but he does a quick fly around, to land behind her and she gets her breakfish.

      George spends the next couple of hours showing us his legs…. he’s just pacing around the nest, doing very little.

    27. CarolV July 24, 2021 at 1:56 am - Reply

      Big foot climbed to perch…..

      • CarolV July 24, 2021 at 1:57 am - Reply

        Beautiful moonrise…

        • Isabella July 24, 2021 at 12:32 pm - Reply

          Illuminated the nest

      • Isabella July 24, 2021 at 12:31 pm - Reply

        Not much of a climb😀

    28. CarolV July 23, 2021 at 11:53 am - Reply

      Have fish, will travel…… I think that’s the same snack fish….He called a few times, then left.

    29. CarolV July 23, 2021 at 8:04 am - Reply

      This is my “memory for the day” on Facebook. One of my favorites.
      Solar and Eclipse and Gracie’s lovely foot

    30. CarolV July 23, 2021 at 7:46 am - Reply

      Friday….. looking a little hazy still. Should be sunny and clear and in the high 70s.
      Straight off to fish and deliver it @5:18 this morning.
      Lucy isn’t far behind. She gets a nice whole fish and G had a gentle toe tug. And an osprey day begins……

      • CarolV July 23, 2021 at 8:22 am - Reply

        @6:06…… George is in with another fish…. Speedy G caught and had time to eat some already….. about 50 mins. after first.

        The neighbor stops in and skidaddles right before George and his snack stop in.

    31. Isabella July 23, 2021 at 6:26 am - Reply

      Grab and go

    32. CarolV July 22, 2021 at 8:29 pm - Reply

      Here’s George’s stick of the day….
      He’s been in at least 1/2 dozen times, putzing around, moving little things. He’s called but haven’t seen or heard Lucy.

    33. CarolV July 22, 2021 at 5:56 pm - Reply

      Ahem… George, is that your stick of the day???? Would you rather I didn’t post it? Oh, you’re right! Every stick has a place in the greater scheme , regardless of size…….. smart bird!

    34. Isabella July 22, 2021 at 4:40 pm - Reply

      Drying off
      Look at the wing span!

      • Isabella July 22, 2021 at 4:42 pm - Reply

        Quiet day
        Not sure if that’s an osprey feather

        • Isabella July 22, 2021 at 4:51 pm - Reply

          If anyone has noticed red wing blackbirds stopped attacking….most likely young have fledged
          Now there is a bird attacking oyster bay…..goes so fast can’t capture it in pic
          Barely see what it is watching live!….good be a tern….never seen them attack osprey…they are ground breeders

          • CarolV July 22, 2021 at 8:01 pm - Reply

            I caught that too and thought tern. Now I’m wondering if it’s a mockingbird. They are very territorial and attack hawks flying in their air space. Even people ……I guess if it has a nest nearby, it might be protecting it. But it is so fast that even when I slowed down the video, couldn’t get a decent shot.

            Tried again , enlarged and got this…. maybe mocker…..

            • Isabella July 23, 2021 at 4:00 am

              Looks big for a mockingbird

    35. winnie July 22, 2021 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      Thanks for all your updates-Carol-Isabella & all FYI Dunrovin babies Up,Up no Away yet same for Barnegut-any day now! They are so beautiful-could watch all day!

      • Isabella July 23, 2021 at 3:58 am - Reply

        You’re welcome winnie!
        The Dunrovin trio are gorgeous

    36. CarolV July 22, 2021 at 11:18 am - Reply

      OYSTER BAY….
      I noticed Mom had been decorated and wondered when that happened….
      Here, she’s being buzzed and pooped on. I think it’s a tern but it’s FAST! It made a few more passes….
      You can see the speckles on her in the second pic. And it’s a nice scap of the family, with dad home and the happy wanderer.

    37. CarolV July 22, 2021 at 7:19 am - Reply

      Happy Thursday, everyone!
      George showed at 5:10 and went up to perch.
      @5:34, he was back with a HUGE whole fish and Lucy was there to great him. He let her take it and off she went. Hold on, girl!

      • CarolV July 22, 2021 at 8:03 am - Reply

        George guards against a fly-by

        • CarolV July 22, 2021 at 8:05 am - Reply

          And G went out for his breakfish…..

      • CarolV July 22, 2021 at 9:04 am - Reply

        We’re getting well acquainted with George’s underbelly! Pretty soon, I’ll be able to i.d. him from that angle!

        • Admin Mary Anne July 22, 2021 at 9:55 am - Reply

          Here we go again!

    38. CarolV July 21, 2021 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      Afternoon snack…..@14:32
      A giant osprey stepped down…. nah, that’s Lucy. She was right there to take the fish G had for her.
      George did his beak before going….

    39. Admin Mary Anne July 21, 2021 at 12:51 pm - Reply

      Please don’t post any more Oyster Bay pictures today. There have been at least 35 pictures of that nest posted today and that’s more than enough. I won’t be approving nearly that many per day in the future. This is a group for OZ pics , that is what the owners intend it for, and we have to respect it. Thank you.

      • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 3:37 pm - Reply

        Sorry Mary Anne
        Just got excited seeing a fledge happen during a not great year for ospreys

      • CarolV July 22, 2021 at 6:58 am - Reply

        Sorry… cuteness overload took over my fingers!

        • Admin Mary Anne July 22, 2021 at 8:01 am - Reply

          LOLOL!

    40. CarolV July 21, 2021 at 12:36 pm - Reply

      OYSTER BAY…
      the other 2 are inspired…. one gets good air…..
      I believe it’s the same one doing a lap and gets back in time for fish delivery….

      • CarolV July 21, 2021 at 12:38 pm - Reply

        Since I can’t tell apart, please correct if I get it wrong. TY!

    41. CarolV July 21, 2021 at 11:52 am - Reply

      George wants to improve his “veranda” upstairs….. he brings a stick and tries to take it straight there…. blocked
      He tries to lift it up there and the right end is caught….. so he decides it looks good where it is….

      • CarolV July 21, 2021 at 11:55 am - Reply

        Apologies… photo repeat…. should have posted these…

        • CarolV July 21, 2021 at 11:59 am - Reply

          He turns his attention to the left rim, where he decided to move one from there to above…..
          That didn’t work……
          Lucy came in and took his mind off the nestorations….. she gave back-up.

    42. nfc July 21, 2021 at 9:52 am - Reply

      First fledge at Oyster Bay 8:41 am .

      • Admin Mary Anne July 21, 2021 at 9:58 am - Reply

        Has not returned yet…

        • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 11:41 am - Reply

          Last time I saw him on the nest was 6:30 am
          So hot…must be roosting on a tree
          Knew it would be soon…he was roosting at night like mom

          • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 12:17 pm - Reply

            Saw Wynken flying by
            Blynken get some air lands on Nod
            Dad brings big fish

            • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 12:23 pm

              Wynken returns

            • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 12:26 pm

              Might have two more fledging

            • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 12:28 pm

              Lunch line

          • Admin Mary Anne July 21, 2021 at 12:38 pm - Reply

            He returned at 12:05…

        • nfc July 21, 2021 at 12:07 pm - Reply

          Back at 12:05 on the nest. Siblings watch the chick fly in. Happy to be reunited.

        • CarolV July 21, 2021 at 12:18 pm - Reply

          Do you know if that’s chick#1? I can’t tell them apart.

          • Admin Mary Anne July 21, 2021 at 1:03 pm - Reply

            Yes it was chick 1.

      • CarolV July 21, 2021 at 12:10 pm - Reply

        OYSTER BAY

        • CarolV July 21, 2021 at 12:11 pm - Reply

          …little awkward….

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

          And triumphant! Sibs are in awe!

          Dad stopped with fish in between, did a head count and left

        • CarolV July 21, 2021 at 12:16 pm - Reply

          nfc… ty for the heads up!

          • nfc July 21, 2021 at 2:21 pm - Reply

            Carol and Isabella— I saw it live . That is why I gave the time stamps. Then I saw the return live. I knew both of you would capture the moments. Thanks. Exciting day for osprey on Long Island.

      • Irene July 21, 2021 at 2:10 pm - Reply

        Thanks so much for the notification!!!! It was fantastic.

    43. CarolV July 21, 2021 at 9:30 am - Reply

      Stick of the day…. he stashed it on his veranda……he moved up there; could hear him clacking around on the camera…

    44. CarolV July 21, 2021 at 8:31 am - Reply

      Wednesday morning….. hazy again… doesn’t stop George on his mission!
      There’s an early fly-by to yell at….
      then, at 5:28, it’s time to bring home the fish…. but not foot it over to a waiting Lucy

      • CarolV July 21, 2021 at 8:34 am - Reply

        OK, he had a share… brings back to Lucy, who took it on the perch…

        • CarolV July 21, 2021 at 8:37 am - Reply

          15 mins. later, G is back with another fish! Lucy must not like the company, as she takes off from perch….

          • CarolV July 21, 2021 at 8:41 am - Reply

            George takes off with his fish, stopping back twice. The second time, Lucy is behind him.
            He doesn’t even play games, just drops the fish for her to take.

    45. Isabella July 21, 2021 at 6:04 am - Reply

      Morning

      • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 6:09 am - Reply

        Lucy paced trying to get the fish
        George wasn’t giving it up

        • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 6:12 am - Reply

          When she made her move…he took off

          • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 6:15 am - Reply

            Gave her the rest about ten minutes later

            • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 6:16 am

              Hello George

            • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 6:35 am

              Breakfish

            • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 6:38 am

              Mom has a hard time getting it off fish hook

            • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 6:40 am

              Full moon
              Flipping us the bird

            • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 6:43 am

              Wynken, Blynken and Nod line up to chow down

            • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 6:46 am

              Breakfish in Barnegat

    46. Isabella July 21, 2021 at 2:27 am - Reply

      Breezy barnegat
      Favorable winds

      • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 2:28 am - Reply

        People watching
        When chick notices world beyond nest

        • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 2:30 am - Reply

          Should I let one lose on him?

          • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 2:32 am - Reply

            Might get a better shot up here

            • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 2:35 am

              Getting your feathers ruffled while asleep
              Must feel good in this heat!

            • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 2:39 am

              Feather pile up!
              Reminds me of when my daughter had a puffalump doll

            • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 2:43 am

              Late to the party…me not Lucy
              The early bird gets her fish 🐟

            • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 2:47 am

              Synchronized chick grooming

    47. CarolV July 20, 2021 at 8:50 pm - Reply

      It’s been a quiet afternoon … one brief visit from George was all I saw most of the day
      The funny thing was, I heard Lucy yelling and ran to take pics as George brought in the fish and was about to edit them when I realized the time on pics was like 5:34….. when it should have been 17:34. The video had jumped back to the beginning. Not unusual, just unnoticed!
      And it happened again around the time of the second a.m. fish! At least I noticed this time!

      I wonder if that haze is part of the smoke effect from the Western wildfires? I saw parts of NJ were visibly effected. And our air quality is noted as unhealthy for sensitive people. Crazy!!!!
      Slight chance of t-storm around 3a.m. but rain more likely into tomorrow afternoon and evening.

      Everyone, HAGN!

      • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 2:59 am - Reply

        Last I heard was as far as NYC
        Swear I smelled it when I was sitting outside in the evening

    48. CarolV July 20, 2021 at 8:19 am - Reply

      George was in with a second fish @7:07…. Lucy came in behind him but he wasn’t handing it over. He took off.

      He came back with the fish about 45 mins. later but only stayed a short time.

    49. CarolV July 20, 2021 at 6:29 am - Reply

      George went straight to breakfish this a.m.!
      He was in @5:34 with a nice, big fish and Lucy said TY!!!!!

    50. CarolV July 19, 2021 at 8:14 pm - Reply

      Friday, July 23, 10:23pmEDT

      • Irene July 19, 2021 at 10:26 pm - Reply

        Thanks, interesting!

      • Isabella July 20, 2021 at 12:00 am - Reply

        Don’t forget Senior melting moon 🌙
        Indicating how I feel due to the high heat and humidity!!

        • CarolV July 20, 2021 at 10:59 am - Reply

          Also known as the Full Puddle Moon by the Geriatric peoples

          • Isabella July 21, 2021 at 6:19 am - Reply

            Depends what kind of puddle 😉

    51. Isabella July 19, 2021 at 5:58 pm - Reply

      Hear someone alerting upstairs….must be cooler and less buggy up there
      Nest looking artistic….Bob Ross came down to paint his little branches

    52. CarolV July 19, 2021 at 12:39 pm - Reply

      I feel like I’ve been transported to 2019….. the screen is blocked, throwing off the lighting on the rest….. all we need is a big smear of poop….

      @12:20- George brought a good fish. Judging by his actions, that’s Lucy behind him. She gets the fish.

      • Isabella July 19, 2021 at 5:59 pm - Reply

        It’s like when the tv screen starts going

    53. Isabella July 19, 2021 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      A man and his big stick

      • Isabella July 19, 2021 at 12:16 pm - Reply

        Seemed like someone bothered him…took off in a huff

        • Isabella July 19, 2021 at 12:18 pm - Reply

          My guess this is George with half eaten fish
          My guess is George is responsible for “pot scrubber” on left

          • Isabella July 19, 2021 at 12:22 pm - Reply

            In and out feed focus makes for interesting pics
            This chick was bouncing side to other side

            • Isabella July 19, 2021 at 12:28 pm

              Wynken, Blynken and Nod getting “edgy “ despite mom’s warning

            • Isabella July 19, 2021 at 12:33 pm

              Patchoque female screaming in breakfish!
              She must have been starved….she lunged at male and fish

            • Isabella July 19, 2021 at 12:36 pm

              Sushi show and tell before take off

    54. CarolV July 19, 2021 at 11:56 am - Reply

      George comes in with his snack…. someone else is around…

      • CarolV July 19, 2021 at 11:59 am - Reply

        Lucy was behind George and had his back……

        • CarolV July 19, 2021 at 12:02 pm - Reply

          And a big shocker! TOW was the 3rd bird in the game….
          There were a couple more quick skirmishes….

          • CarolV July 19, 2021 at 12:03 pm - Reply

            We were left with this view……………………………………………………………..TY, guys

          • Isabella July 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm - Reply

            Fantail!

    55. CarolV July 19, 2021 at 9:16 am - Reply

      Just what was needed…. more seaweed!

    56. CarolV July 19, 2021 at 8:32 am - Reply

      Monday….. overcast again, maybe some reluctant sun. a steady 73 all day, according to the app. 85% humidity. blah

      Gm, George. He was in at 5:06 with no hello to Lucy. This time, looks like Lucy is here.
      And here she shows her side…. and her face

      • CarolV July 19, 2021 at 8:36 am - Reply

        @5:45….. G brings a fish. Looked like there was company in the air, as Lucy has his back.
        But he’s not ready to share.
        Lucy gets the urge to rearrange his stick collection when he won’t let her near the fish. Out he went.

        • CarolV July 19, 2021 at 8:39 am - Reply

          G is back and all we really saw was tail feathers, but Lucy took off with the fish.
          George corrects the stick displaced by Lucy…

    57. CarolV July 18, 2021 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      It’s a 2 stick day…. George tucked it up on his “veranda” above his stairway….

      • CarolV July 18, 2021 at 8:21 pm - Reply

        And he brought a fish @18:49…… He called but no Lucy….
        When he came back an hour later, the fish was gone…..

    58. CarolV July 18, 2021 at 4:56 pm - Reply

      George’s goes bigger and better with his daily stick…. he had a wrestling match with it…..

    59. Irene July 18, 2021 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      Hello again! I’m so glad he came back for the log!!!! 👏👏🌹

    60. Irene July 18, 2021 at 4:01 pm - Reply

      This beautiful quest, I do believe is trying so hard to make a lovely friendship with George.
      I thoroughly enjoyed watching her during her very long visit this afternoon. I hope at some point with the tidying up process, that
      George will notice the logs [LOL] and rearrange. It seemed to be some kind of process with her getting so comfortable and like laying down
      in all the nesting. I will have to look that process up.

      • CarolV July 19, 2021 at 8:44 am - Reply

        I know, I thought she looked like she was trying to settle in to the egg cup and make herself at home, but George’s tail was in the way.

    61. CarolV July 18, 2021 at 3:49 pm - Reply

      This was interesting…….
      George was resting quietly, contemplating the universe, when he startled and flew up. There was shadows above the nest that included a stick.
      The stick dropped, George landed in corner and TOW landed! She took charge of placing her addition..

      • CarolV July 18, 2021 at 3:52 pm - Reply

        AND she cozied up behind G….. even tweaking his tail feather!
        She hung around, even when G left and came back……. feeling at home.

        • CarolV July 18, 2021 at 3:55 pm - Reply

          Can’t blame this screen killer on George!

          • CarolV July 18, 2021 at 4:27 pm - Reply

            They both came back and G was not happy with that stick! He wasted no time plopping it over to the right!

    62. Isabella July 18, 2021 at 12:19 pm - Reply

      B shot from this mornings action….pretty sunrise
      Ugh!….. I spend a lot of time posting pics..then the page turns!!

      • Isabella July 18, 2021 at 12:23 pm - Reply

        Shake your wing thing
        Never tire of wing shots

        • Isabella July 18, 2021 at 12:26 pm - Reply

          I think Bo and Jesse are afraid of being blown off the nest!

      • CarolV July 18, 2021 at 3:43 pm - Reply

        Hopefully, readers know a new page means check back to previous. Has happened more than a few times to me….

    63. Isabella July 18, 2021 at 12:05 pm - Reply

      When is nest dash delivering the fish?

      • Isabella July 18, 2021 at 12:06 pm - Reply

        What kind of fish is this?

        • Isabella July 18, 2021 at 12:11 pm - Reply

          Blynken tries out the balance beam
          Cute how the other two are butt to butt

          • Isabella July 18, 2021 at 12:15 pm - Reply

            From what I saw he was upright roosting like mom

    64. CarolV July 18, 2021 at 11:52 am - Reply

      OYSTER BAY= the chicks spotted Dad coming and sang him in…..

      • nfc July 18, 2021 at 1:49 pm - Reply

        I was there at 935am. Mom and dad flew around the area watching us. They have a tree that they must sit in near the nest.

    65. CarolV July 18, 2021 at 8:44 am - Reply

      Sunday……Overcast and muggy, mid 70s.
      George was in about 5am, Lucy dropped down from the perch a little later.

      @5:44, George came in with a fish, being chased. Lucy helps yell away the chaser, then says she’d like some fish. But George wants his share this morning……
      He’s back @6:15

      • CarolV July 18, 2021 at 8:47 am - Reply

        George lands, there is definite toe involvement (patience, George) before she gets her beak in the right place…

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