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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts
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.
Paul 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.
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
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.
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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.
Academy of Natural Sciences
I too have not seen dad in a couple of days. This little beggar had better get going south asap, like today, Saturday, Sep 24. The osprey family on Broadwater Creek in Churchton, MD have left in the past two days. Have not seen nor heard them after a lot of flying and calling to each other on Wednesday. Last two days were busy away from the house, so did not get a chance to observe them, but last evening and so far today it is extremely quiet on the water and in the air. Too quiet! No one harassing the blue herons. That is something when heron is wading too close at low tide fishing with head down and one or both osprey parents dive bomb and sometimes mash the poor blue into the water. Tough lesson learned. But… I have too often seen those big blues take ‘hiding’ ducklings for a quick snack and one time a group of feral kittens were hiding in a bush my sister and I were racing to rescue when darn big blue grabbed one! So ticked off! But we got the others and took them to a rescue we work with for vetting. Big blues have their place, but nature being what it is and hunger never ends out there causes one to take a few steps back. Can’t save everything even though when for 3 years a little grebe had her nest and babies in one of my trees and kept making noises at me every time I would go out to do a yard walk-about to check on things, I finally put out several sized tubs and buckets of water with feeder goldfish in for her to feed her babies. Know it would be better to let nature take it’s toll, but she was trying so hard to catch fish and was getting spooked by untrained children and loose dogs running through the shallows that I felt I had to help. She did not show up this year and I hope she just moved on to a better (quieter) location. Neighborhood has too many loud heck raisers living here now and it has gotten unbearable. Hope the parents finish their maturing and finally grow up – kids raising kids?
Thank you everyone for all the pictures and follow up as I miss so much and have to go back to take a look – see when I do have the few minutes to do so.
You’re good hearted….we all have a point where we need to do something ! Hope your husband’s health issues worked out. Wishing you well.
9-24-16 Reply- Sylvia, thank you for joining our Osprey Family and I hope to hear from you next season. You can bet unless the Lord has other plans for me I will be here. Be Safe, Be Kind, and Love all the nature around us especially the birds.
Love Our Osprey Family and Followers !
BTW, Paul or Aidan, YouTube page for OspreyZone has the page as “OsreyZone.com sposored by TaxReductionServices.com” 🙂
7:04am- Brutus was in for a few minutes and.got a talon caught in the plastic and was testy about it. Very windy, with temp @ 59; feels cooler because of humidity- showers came thru earlier; overcast still. Supposed to clear for a sunny afternoon, with temps to high 60s……definitely an early fall day.
About 7:29 am- Brutus taking off…..
About 10:53- Heard an osprey calling from a distance………Brutus hasn’t been back in the nest
CarolV: Cool shot!!
I’m starting to wonder if osprey make choices, too. Would George leave before Brutus? Last year, Sandy was making an effort, catching her own food, with George supplementing with fish he brought. This year. it appeared, from our viewpoints, that Brutus had become totally dependent on him, again. Would he leave her, in the hope that she would begin fishing in her familiar territory, so that she would be re-acquainted with the action before she ventured out to the unknown? Or is she just eating elsewhere, like a tree perch?
I would think, if he were still here, that he would still be bringing in nesting materials.
Or did he just feel the pull of his own internal clock. Points to ponder, since we will never know.
Saturday morning 9-24 at 7:03 am osprey on next verbalizing for what or who, I do not know. It appears he/she is on their own and what will eventually occur remains a mystery. Are they hard wired to fly south on their own for the first time? Somewhat discouraging to think of the demise of this beautiful offspring, however, Mother Nature is in charge it appears.
Brutus is still here!! She just landed on the nest!!
After waiting on the nest calling for George, Brutus hopped to the other side of the nest …
And, then, s/he flew off.
The last time Brutus was to the nest today was at 14:26
Staying for 21 minutes, looking around and calling for George to bring a fish
And then s/he flew off and did not return, at all, to the nest the rest of the day.
George was not at the nest at all today. The last time George was at the nest (unless it was before the video stream came back online at 9:50-ish am on Thursday) was Wednesday, September 21st, evening at 17:22:32 when he dropped off a big fish for Brutus.
Brutus was back at the nest at 14:17
Staying for only a couple of minutes
Before flying off
Brutus was back at the nest at 12:56.
Again staying only a few minutes
Before flying off
Brutus was back at the nest at 12:05 pm, approaching, and then, in a Criss Angel moment, was on the nest
Brutus stayed for 7 minutes, calling for George to bring a fish (and, now my turn for a bug to photobomb the picture!! 😀 )
Then, Brutus Criss Angeled out
Circled around over the water and flew back to the nest at 12:13 pm
Brutus stayed for a another few minutes
Before again flying off
After I posted Brutus’ two stops at the nest this morning (at 6:35 am and again at 7:07 am) she returned to the nest numerous times throughout the day.
Brutus was back to the nest at 9:46 am …
It looked as if s/he may have been trying to catch a fish because s/he looked wet and then shook her/himself all over shortly after landing on the nest
Then she stayed at the nest for 10 minutes, calling for George and looking around …
Finally flying away at 9:56 am
I thought so/hoped so. It’ll come back to her…………….
A very special thank you @ eraftery for posting OZ videos on YouTube ! ?
Trinity: You’re welcome.
Flew off going left then circled back disappearing under the nest.
If George has left, he had to. There is no way he could re-teach Brutus how to fish at this point. He also could be hanging back to force her to fish on her own.
Or, Jerry Springer was called in and a paternity test was done and George found out Brutus is really Gracie’s paramour’s kid. (That other Osprey spent a lot of time with Gracie.)
Personally, I want my Stud Muffin to be safe and south while the gettin’ is good. Brutus is hard wired to fly south. That is, unless she has short in the wiring. She can stay at my house if she needs to.
GinaM: You’re funny!
Weren’t you ready to take in Sandy, nest and all? One of these days, you’re gonna look out and see a large bird on your doorstep!
Brutus popped in for a little bit this afternoon.
9-23-16 Here is a pic of all 3 babies 7-13-16
I posted this and never translated….for those interested.
One of the last times George and Brutus spent more than a few seconds in the nest together………….
GEORGE: It is time to fly south, my little princess……
BRUTUS: Will you pack a suitcase for me?
……………….Fill it with fish, please……….
GEORGE: Of course, my sweet…………..
CarolV: I think that’s how the conversation went, too! 😀
Wonder if Brutus got the hint and caught her own? Hopes so..I don’t think George would have left her, but I can see that he would have stopped feeding her….although he was feeding Sandy til the night before they left last year. But she was also fishing for herself. Hope our local eyes on the ground posters have some kind of sightings to report………..
9/22-@1:32am- So, BETSY-is that a skein of osprey or one with multiple personality disorder—lol! Very creative………..
I don’t know whether George is still here but she/he and another bird were exchanging chirps about 1 pm. I checked very carefully to make sure that I was right.
Does anyone else think that Brutus is on her own? At least I have seen what I think is her hunting. I just hope she is catching something and taking it somewhere else to eat it because she sure hasn’t been eating at home the last 2 days
Paula: I don’t think Brutus has eaten anything since the last fish that George brought her/him on Wednesday evening (except, perhaps, the tail end which s/he had left on the nest when s/he flew away after polishing off most of the fish, just before the video feed went down — the fish remnant was not there when the video feed came back up Thursday morning).
I meant to put, also, that Brutus’ crop is very deflated.
I last saw Brutus around 7:30am on 09/24. It is now 3:00pm, and haven’t seem him/her since this morning. I think once George left, I didn’t think Brutus would stay much longer.
This was the 2:47 or so take off- has been in and out, staying a few minutes each time. I went out for a while, and unless George showed up during the hour or so I wasn’t able to view, little missy better get out to get her own!
” No hay peces; Donde esta papa? Buaaah! “
No fish; where is dad? Boohoohoo……………………………….
CarolV: No George and no fish!!
At 2:46 today Fri 9/23 Brutus is at the nest alone calling out. Scrolled back for 4 hours and saw Brutus there a few times but no George and no fish.
Is it possible that after numerous failed attempts to get Brutus to migrate George left without him? I haven’t seen George in a couple of days. Also, is it an absolute that this is Brutus and not Ali? Sometimes he looks more like Ali. Thanks! And thank you for this amazing experience I got to witness up close and personal.
I was wondering this also. Are we sure it’s the oldest and not the youngest?
Susan: It’s Brutus. Ali has not been seen at the nest since August 20th.
Seems George is giving the Tough Love today I haven’t seen him bring Brutus a fish and its now 1:16pm either that or George flew the coop
Betsy n Rjoneal…You both have done amazing pictures, I wanted to Thank you for sharing your talent…All our picture takers u post moments otherwise would have not been seen..
CarolV, I know you work i don’t know how your able to get so many great shots..
Hi, June….I’ve been lucky to get shots in early a.m. and scroll backs for p.m and home evenings. This week was vaca. Fri & Sun. off, with occasional odd days extra whenever they let me. Rjoneal and Betsy are night owls.have you noticed times on some of their postings? Way more dedicated than I am! Or awake, anyway!!! T Y for your kind words!
CarolV: Just seeing your post now!! I was always a night owl, but years and years of working the night shift really messes up your sleep patterns!! 😀
Thank you June c!!
7:07am- Brutus comes in……
.with the sun………..
…………to chatter to herself………………….”.where is everyone? where is ‘South’? Why do we-I- have to go?”
8:33am- Time for a different viewpoint
8:18- Someone is working down below again.
OZ page became unresponsive, so I killed it when offered to wait or kill the page by Google Chrome … have to add my picture to my last comment
Brutus came to the nest just before 6:36 am
After 20 minutes of calling for George and looking around …
Brutus flew off
Brutus came back to the nest at 7:07 am
Where s/he is still waiting
Then Brutus flew up to the perch at 8:23 am
And, flew away less than a minute later
rjoneal: Here’s your coloring book osprey in real life!! 😀
Looks kind of like the pictures I grab/grabbed of G&G and family!! 😀
9-23-16 Reply- Betsy too funny, Lady Betsy Detective, amazing you found that. Since the ospreys did not look like our George and Gracie I wanted a generic osprey bird, I mean it would not be fair to Geo to have a pic of Gracie even though Gracie laid the eggs it is a 50/50 partnership when it comes to the whole process. Plus, I was just trying to put something together before everyone signs off. Still shocked you found the real version. 🙂
And ur point is what? Creative people take something simple and making it magnificent..
June c: My point is that here’s the coloring book osprey in real life.
Wow! That is beautiful!!!!
FOR BETSY ……. ON Sept 23 at 2:33 am you wrote: to rjoneal “Here’s your coloring book osprey in real life.”
I do not understand???????? Do you mean this is one of ours?????? Or is it a photo FROM A COLORING BOOK?
It is magnificent !!!!! Thanks for all your efforts. Rodee
rodee hansen: I don’t know the origins of the photograph but I saw it when I googled osprey and looked at images. I then went to the website https://speakzeasy.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/the-osprey/
I see I got almost the same shot as CarolV when Brutus landed at the nest at 2:01 pm!! 😀
9-23-16 Betsy & CarolV this is why I do not post that many pics anymore, cause I know CarolV or you probably already posted and I dont want duplicates I try and only post a pic that I think is original does not always work out sometimes it is a duplicate. No matter what they are all good pics and so thankful we can post pics this year.
rjoneal: Well, most likely I won’t be making a last view/farewell of George or Brutus video, so the pictures will have to suffice.
After coming back to the nest at 2:01 pm, Brutus was back to the nest several more times during the afternoon and early evening, the last time at 6:02 pm. Each time Brutus called for George, but George never came to the nest with fish for Brutus. I think George still is around because during Brutus’ last visit to the nest today, Brutus was begging for a fish and facing toward the left (our view). At other visits to the nest today, Brutus did not do any begging and it seemed as if Brutus was searching for George.
This is Brutus landing when s/he came to the nest at 15:07.
Brutus was moving things around on the nest during his/her 10-minute return the nest at 16:58.
And, this is Brutus flying off after his last visit to the nest today– he stayed for almost 25 minute, mostly begging for a fish, before flying off.
Throwback Thursday: 6/21 George giving Brutus a piece of fish … I wonder if he knew he’d still be bringing fish to Brutus 3 months later!! 😀 😀 (Although I didn’t see George at the nest today since the video stream came up this morning.)
I think George must be close by, ’cause B is really fussing ………….
Unless I missed something, I don’t think any fish has come in this afternoon; if at all today…………off she goes
FORECAST: 72 right now; clear night means cooler temps., dropping to low 60s–Friday- sunny, with some clouds in p.m.; temps to hogh 70s
Taking up macrame to kill time…….
5:07pm- Getting plenty of exercise ! Out again..lost count !
Brutus just flew to the nest
After staying briefly
Brutus flew away
@200pm- Brutus was in briefly- this is one of those accidental shot that are sometimes the most fun
Celebrating.shakin’ those tail feathers!!!!
Can anyone spare a fish??????????????????
Hurrah! Back with sound, mini-shots on scroll bar and Brutus @ 10:09 ( 2 hr. scroll-back)
In to yap…
Watch a fly-by…………….
Taking off @10:32…………………………….READY!
I was hearing her ( or some osprey) calling (squawking) from a distance……………there is also what sounds like, possibly, a circular saw being used down below. Also hammering……nice day to be working outside.About 75 and sunny
A thousand thanks for righting the stream! Nice to be back in real time.
9-22-16 Paul, Aidan, and everyone else at Osprey Zone.
Brutus is still here.
After being on the nest for 22 minutes, calling for George, Brutus flew off.
Notwithstanding the next shot, as I scroll farther down…
Is this like the kid who grew up but never left home?! The perch is his basement couch?! Seriously, how odd is it that this guy/gal is still here?
Not odd….last fledgling was here till 27th last year- another nest I watched, the juvie stayed as late if not a couple days later last year.
I’m glad it didn’t take 3 days this time to get the video stream back!! Hopefully we didn’t miss the final viewing of George and Brutus, unless they left early this morning.
And, there is sound and there are preview thumbnails on the scrollbar!!
9-23-16 ALL- 3rd time is a charm I guess, Alizaran was kind enough to point out that the family tree does not have PeeWees DOB so now I think we finally got everything right. Thanks to Betsy and Alizaran for helping me.
rjoneal: NOW I can say that’s a nice picture!! 🙂
9-22-16 reply- Betsy for such a simple project it tuned into such a big project. I first had to find an osprey pic that was not a photography so I finally went to coloring book pages to find, then search for a poem that I wanted to add. then add all the info and osprey zone logo. The way it was made every time I had to make a correction I had to start all over.
What a mess,but finally got it right. I think I am going to work on a fun project next, I have some ideas,I will have to work on tonight.
Looks good…I liked it best unframed and T-shirt ready—hint, hint, decision makers………………..
Are we on re-runs again? I know the video froze just after Brutus went up for the night yesterday Now we are seeing 4 hrs. ending around 19:28 or so. Sounds like the last of yesterday.
Hope someone knows..
Last part of tape going in and out of focus but I got this just before Brutus took off……………
CarolV: ISEE MISHKA!! What a beautiful kitty!!
TY…..he was a rescue that someone dumped in the parking lot outside my job when I worked in Riverhead…..Someone knew my heart needed him…………with me longer than any other companion………….Nice having him here with me. TY again to you and Rjoneal for you help and patience!
Brutus was on and off multiple times all afternoon!
George making his fish delivery
And, then he flew off
Love the wings in the 3rd frame of the multiple shot..- feathers look like one of those trick photos-each time you look at it, you see a different dimension………..
Thank you CarolV.
Some of my favorite Brutus pictures from 9/21
Just about to fly off the nest
Brutus flying off
Storyboard Part 1
Storyboard Part 2
There are some amazing photos posted! Thank you for them!! I see our Princess was still there this morning, and now the stream is all messed up. It is quite warm here so maybe the “urge” isn’t really taking over yet. George may slow down his food delivery service to help Princess Brutus get off her tail and start fishing more. I was wondering if something scared her in the water and that makes her hesitant. A far cry from the baby bully she started out as.
If our babies from OZ really were from Oz, I think Brutus would be the Lion, Ali would be the Tin Man, and Rocky would be the Scarecrow…
rjoneal, I do like the framed picture of the siblings. However, the osprey (family) tree is also nice. This is the second generation of babies. It’s amazing, and more so amazing that we have been able to view all of this!
9-21-16 Love the way Geo our ( stud Muffin ) his wings after bringing in Brutus nice big fish for dinner.
17:22EDT- Fish coming in!
Daddy daycare !
The fish was doing “The Worm” thru the plastic till Brutus caught it….nice size.
Looks like she’s dining in tonight………
Still sitting as the sun sets, fish chunk in foot; well fed tonight, with leftovers.
FORECAST: 73 now @ 7pm- Some clouds overnight; temps mid 60s………..Thursday: mixed sun/clouds in a.m., clearing to a sunny afternoon; temps mid to high 70s
Must have not wanted to take the fish with her, as she suddenly started tearing in to that leftover chunk! Then took off for night perch.
Good night, Brutus !
Camera seems to be going in and out of focus—–hope all okay
😀 This is a fabulous shot you captured! It looks like fish & osprey make eye contact and the fish is like ‘Noooo!’ Thanks for sharing!
George just made a fish delivery 5:23 p.m.
9-21-16 Here is pic of Gracie and 3 babies 6-16-16 hope you like.
Yike, that’s one deflated crop
I’ve seen Brutus come and go many times today and I’ve not seen George once
9-22-16 reply- Redkayak is sure looks empty to me Brutus crop, Brutus needs to get over the trauma and go back into the water, we are all here for you Brutus you can do it.
I know many of us had a hard time with emotions over Brutus at first but how can you not love any of these beautiful birds.
about 2:08pm…………..Even the bee is looking at us…….
Interesting take off……………………..Ready,,,
And back about 15 mins. later
and gone again
CarolV: Great screen capture (the Brutus coming back in 15 min picture — there were no more reply buttons to make a comment under it!! 😀 😀 )
9-22-16 Reply-CarolV- very interesting ! Good shot, different.
I am really starting to feel the “empty nest syndrome” creeping up. Without the sound, I feel like I am always missing Brutus’ brief appearances. I am so very thankful for Carol V’s snapshots! The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam can’t come online soon enough!
I should really say I am thankful for EVERYONE’s snapshots!!! 🙂
At 13:29:33 I think these are to humming birds around nest just before Brutus came back
Two not to
Or they are really big bugs…
After looking at all pics I took. I think they are really big bugs Ha
June c: Bzzzz … wasps!!
2:00 pm- Brutus has been in, hoping to “catch” a fish—from Dad
9/21/16 – At 13:30 p.m. Brutus flies into the nest and starts hollering for Daddy to bring fish. So, the migration hasn’t yet started.
The bees are partying !!! The computer is off to the side and keeps catching my eye with all the zipping around!
This is a couples dance…………
CarolV: That’s so funny … I grabbed the same picture!!
9-22-16 Reply- CarolV now that is funny great shot!
Sept 21, 2016 ~ Half eaten fish brought to the nest and she takes it but it snags on sticks and she returns to get it
Love this shot!!! Looks like two heads and 4 wings on one bird!!! Crowding in much, Brutus?????????????
love the stills. after watching them and seeing some of their looks as they seem to gaze right into the camera lens, i often wonder who is watching whom. can just hear the conversation like, mom and dad, do we really have to put on a show for the humans ? they are soooo boring.
9-21-16 CarolV – Happy Dance, you got a pic, yeah CarolV 🙂
9-21-16 Sorry Everyone Betsy pointed out Alis DOB was wrong on the first Family Tree I made so here is correct one,
10:45- George coming in…….
touchdown with chunk o’fish
Esscuuuuussssseeeeeee meeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEE !!!
Brutus’ talon chachatches on plastic and fish stays
that would be catches…
Loops and returns for lunch…….
PHHEEWWW! No body saw that, did they?
CaolV congrats!! you got ur gravatar…
Yay! So happy to see my handsome boy up there! he was with me so long!
05-08-16- A little sunshine added…………
TA-DAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!Thanks, ladies! Never thought to click on image space! Was looking for the word gravatar in the set up section….don’t do this often enough
Betsy- you’ve had a rough year…did your escapee ever get home?
CarolV: No, I haven’t seen him since that evening weeks ago … so I lost 50% of may cat population in a month. 🙁
rjoneal: Ali hatched June 5th NOT June 4th!!
When Brutus didn’t put in her customary appearance between 6 am and 6:30 am I was beginning to wonder if s/he had left. Then …
S/he called and called for George …
After a little more than 7 minutes at the nest, Brutus flew off …
Wow, I think Dad may have left her!
8:01am- Incoming !!!
Brutus stops in for a few minutes…………
Looks like a hole above our heart from Brutus
Could this be final sighting of Brutus at about 3:36pm on September 20th?
I thought it was..but..8:00 AM there he was…maybe when he left without fish around 8:07 followed Dad at that time..Dad holding the fish he would follow him anywhere…
9-21-16 Aidan or Paul- Please is there anything you can do about the sound? They should be leaving soon and and if Betsy or Gina M makes a video there will be no last souds or calls of our baby Brutus and George.
We are so grateful you did get the site back up and running but with no sound, we are spoiled by the wonderful gift you have given us with all perks that go with it.
Would be thankful for anything you can do including to at least respond or make a comment about the sound situation please.
Love our Osprey Family and Followers
7:45 and haven’t seen anyone yet….The nest looked so lonely this a.m. , in shades of gray
9-21-16 Do you like the Family Tree in a frame or just plain ?
rjoneal: You didn’t correct the date of Ali’s hatching, which was 6/5/2016 (June 5th), not 6/4/2016!!
9-22-16 Reply – Betsy, due to comments not being posted till today I already changed and added DOB thanks.
I like it in the frame.
9-22-16 Reply- Becky thanks for your input and commenting. 🙂
aside from the date change Betsy mentioned- for Peewee..I would do DOB like other chicks, with (RIP and death date ) under-maybe smaller print…but nit-picking-your design…I don’t know how to submit, I just remember there was an invitation to viewers to send suggestions.
9-22-16 CarolV due to comments not being posted till today I already changed and added DOB thanks for looking out for me but didnt get till after I corrected and only thanked Betsy and Alazarin.
9-21-16 Or do you like it in a frame like this
I like the second frame (darker frame) the best. Very rich looking.
9-22-16 Reply- thanks for your input Elaine and I would have done in wood but did not get comments till I already posted in black frame with updated info. Added PeeWees DOB and corrected Alis DOB.
9/20 This view of Brutus flying from the nest “cracks” me up … a/he looks like a flying egg with wings and legs!!