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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
Where’s the bay??? Just a bit foggy……..
George appears magically from the fog for Jane’s morning run…
Jane comes back with a stick….. just what the nest needed!
Looking less like a “bowl” and more like a soup tureen! Look how deep that thing is!
Sound the alert
On your mark…
It’s already started raining on myside of the Island about 1/2hr. ago. Has gotten pretty steady now. Forecast is for chances of t-storms and rain till about 1am, clearing gradually to a hopefully sunny tomorrow Temps holding steady all night- 58-60 degs,, rising to low 70s tomorrow.
TY, Jane, for facing this way so we can see that face!
Jane stretched and almost lost her balance…
She even wobbled a little on her way out…. is her fish fermenting and making her tipsy?
She’s back in minutes with all her fluffiness…..
Good morning soggy Jane!
Breakfish to go…think they do this to keep the nest fresh
George takes over
George shows up with an agenda
Jane gets the message
Ha ha George!…nice try!
George comes to mind the eggs…distracted by intruders?…though it’s eerily quiet….kept turning around & stepping around the eggs
Thought he finally settled down…back up!
And back to the “hokey pokey”
Someone flying by…could be Jane
Down up down up
First floor & second take off
Jane sitting on what are hopefully not “scrambled “ eggs!…..George did the “hokey pokey” a long time…I posted a fraction of the pics!
George thinking…..decides to fly
whatever happened to GRACIE??
We’ll probably never know….when camera came on George,Gracie and Jane were vying for nest rights. Jane is George’s new mate. This is her second season. My hope is Gracie is with a new mate and eggs of her own.
Feed jumped …believe this is camouflaged George.
Tried posting this a.m. from my phone…. looks like they didn’t go thru.
It was just Jane and George in the early morning… shows the damp nest… there was some rain overnight.
We are having rain now at 6:30 on the South Fork…. looks like it may stop about midnight. Temps a steady 55 till about 8am, rising slowly to 65 late in day tomorrow; cloudy all day.
We’re paying for that glorious weekend we just had…. but we’re fine compared to so many other places, with all the wacky and dangerous weather they’ve been having. Thoughts and prayers go out to anyone dealing with those conditions……………….
Looks like we are having issues with the live feed….. it’s now 6:18pm and video records 1751, with the hypnotizing spiral…..
WHEN WILL BABIES HATCH??
Jane’s turn to build
Back to work
Interesting fencing choice on the left! Looks a little wrought iron like!😀
Don’t know when piece on left was added….architectural salvage?
5/28/19 8;04pm Hi all! Been here since dear Tommy, Paul, George, Gracie………Still have my laptop on here, used to be 24/7, now whenever it’s on from am to pm, so grateful! for our admins, and steady photo experts, Carol, Betsy, Isabella, laughing at the fortitude of George to always building the nest(yeeks sometimes) hugs to all here,don’t comment much but so so appreciate OZ Family! xoxoxo
Hi PattyK…. Thx for the appreciation! Glad ur joining us for the new season! X0
👋 hi! Glad you are with us!
Love these endlessly entertaining birds tool!
I see what you mean, Isabella! Stairs to perch? There goes what view we still have!
Now they can just hop up instead of fly….what a mishmash of different wood & whatever…waiting for them to add ship lap! Lol
Haven’t been watching as much as would like but working on getting better. Things really do seem to be going better this year. While I still really miss Gracie, I am so pleased that George has found a worthy mate in Jane. I may be biased but I think that George is probably THE BEST male osprey alive!
I was wondering if there has been any update on fixing the camera? I do know that it can’t be easy but I was really hoping to be able to see more of the nest this year!
Just thought I’d ask!
George the builder!
Making a fortress?
Jane’s not sure she likes the change
Squirmy was so active from the get-go, he’s making sure this brood stays put!
George needs to stop building ! Holy moly the nest is straight out of an episode of Hoarders !
Holy moly!…you crack me up Trinity!🤣
Good morning Jane?
George brings in what’s left of breakfish
Jane takes it to go
George takes a turn
Not for long
Excuse me George…trying to sit on eggs here!
Jane takes off
Peek at the eggs before George sits on them
Jane in the sunshine……….
Breakfish slides in from the right and Jane takes to go….
George settles in
Sorry… that’s George leaving without protest or being stick-induced.
And Jane is back @ 0643
Jane definitely seems to be more at ease , with last season being her suspected first as an expectant mother and the Gracie cat fight soap opera it wasn’t smooth sailing.
OMG Trinity….I may be dating myself…the soap opera saga reminded me of Alexis and Crystal from Dynasty! lol!
That would be the FIRST “Dynasty”….Didn’t they try a redo which was an epic fail?
And, yes, like that without the designer fashions…………..….
George came in around 7 and I believe he is still there at 8:30….. His turn for overnight duty?
still low 70s @9pm. Was close to 80 today. Partly cloudy tonight with temps in low 60s.
Monday–sun giving way to clouds, temps reaching low 70s.
Have a pleasant day tomorrow.
Thank you to all the Vets, servicemen and the families that support them…….
I’m happy to see someone caught a fish, but that’s Jane coming in. Trying to track back to when George came in but not finding it yet
Jane flew several loops in front of the nest, before landing briefly.
She was back, empty footed, in 15 mins. or so.
George went off and Jane settled, “sails” in the wind.
CarolV…so funny you posted this…I was sitting down by the bay around 6 pm….saw an osprey fly almost right in front of us ,he came down close to the water by the beach. Think he was losing a grip. He held on and kept going. About a minute later came another with a fish. Then a third was fishing. So when I came home I logged on , scrolled to 6 pm. Went back and forth. Didn’t see fish delivery. So I thought..I’ll see if CarolV caught anything. Anyway, if anyone wants to see an osprey with a fish..seems like 6 pm is dinner time!
Too funny! Lucky you to see so many fishing!
Someone is getting in close to the nest. Flew by once,; then, just as Jane settled, it came in from behind
George came in to take over. Jane didn’t go far. Could see her shadow moving around and hear her chirping. A grocery list, perhaps? King Kullen is open!
There is so much “lumber” in the nest that there is barely enough room for Jane and the 3 eggs.
I wonder how they will manage when there are potentially 3 chicks plus 2 parents.
May need to take out a home improvement loan and use the lumber to put an addition on in order to accommodate a growing family.
There is one piece of lumbar sticking up for one of them to get punctured by it. I can almost compare this nest with an osprey nest at a TV News Station in my town. The nest looks untidy and is located on a cable dish. The nest looks like it could slide off anytime. For the second year, the ospreys have not layed eggs. They just come, add material, look at the nest and leave.
😁 lots of Memorial Day sales @ Home Depot !
Ur a riot Trinity!🤣
Yes…No… In…OUT……. I have yet to see a fish… am I missing one?
I think I remember from previous years that George might have trouble fishing on busy boating days. Or maybe Jane caught her own?
This time, Jane went from basking in the sun to flying out. George headed right in. And Jane came right back to sit on the perch.
Hope someone posts if a fish was delivered this morning
Yes the big 3 summer holidays ( MD, July 4th & Labor Day ) have consistently been difficult for George.
Jane tries again but a little lacking in the stick department… piece of bark, looks like
Jane was fluffed up in the breeze. George didn’t leave till Jane flew out. Then she was right back
Maybe took a dip in her travels?
6:25- Here comes Jane with her persuader …… Right on George’s tail….
She taps at his side till he gets the message
Then she tidies up while settling in
AND George is back….. musical nests on an almost sunny Sunday
The pests are out early! Jane reacted to an intruder as George dashed out from the perch….
The pest looped around and flew right above Jane, as she yelled at it…
That’s intruder wing at top right above Jane
Job done…. George drops to nest.
Jane sat again and they chatted for a minute before Jane took off for her morning run
Looks like the wind did us a favor! That annoying piece of wood has been moved out of the way! Now, can we work on a few more, Mr. Wind?
Dinnerfish @19:16………… Pretty breezy, making landing interesting and lots of fluffybutt shots….
Jane takes it to go, of course….. you can see the fish waving good-bye in the last shot…. figuratively speaking…..
Jane was back in about 20 min. Tapping with her foot and the crowding technique didn’t budge George. Looked like she headed right or up to perch. George was probably hoping she’d be longer!
Jane was back again and haunted him, from both sides, before he agreed to move.
Off he went…. Jane straightened things to her liking before settling in
Looks like Jane hit the lumberyard for this one! George is gonna be sorry he ever pulled this on her! She laid it on him, then took it and hop/floated over him, to put the wood in the far upper right edge. Almost thought it was on it’s way out…..
She then crowded George from his spot
Are there any plans to adjust the cam?
Hi Sue, I have not heard any updates. My guess is it might be too late in the season to disturb the nest and risk damaging the eggs etc…
If there are any updates I will definitely let everyone know.
Good morning Jane!
Watching George fly in
George and Jane ordering “take out”
Hey!…you’re delivering to the wrong nest!…lol
This is the first time I saw another osprey carrying a fish on a cam!….George and Jane were both alarming as he flew by….this season for me has been so far,so good…Jane and George seem so in sync taking turns with egg duty. They are a hoot to watch!….such a pleasure to watch this nest!
Pics didn’t come out in order…osprey flying too close to the nest is carrying a fish 🐟
All cute, Isabella
And I agree they are working really well together!
Was a beautiful & eerie moon
Dinner fashionably late- almost 8pm….. George comes in the back door.
George cleaning beak
Looks like the clouds should clear thru by midnight… temps mid50s.
Sunshine tomorrow…. temps mid 60s.
George in the twilight
Think George might be having an all nighter? I don’t think he minds!
George brought Jane a nice fish for dinner, she flew off with it, and George is taking his turn brooding the eggs.
Jane reacted to a fly-by.
George came in to perch ( You could see his shadow come in) He was chirp/ challenging along with Jane
Jane flew out, stopped back, then took off. George came in with a smile on his beak.
Jane wasn’t gone too long. Started nestorating before she settled. Could hear George chirping upstairs.
It’s hard to see but there are 2 birds out there in that bottom shot…. looked like osprey
Before gust 💨
Sound the alert!
Go defend the nest!
Jane’s big ole feet!
Watching her man while guarding the eggs
Are there plans on moving the cam over to the right so we can have a better view???
Not that we have heard, if we hear anything, we will let everyone know.
So, your answer on May 15th to a viewer’s question (re: Will the camera be adjusted to be able to see Jane/George better?) with “the cam owners are working on a solution, we will update everyone when we know more.” was a lie?
Betsy I will not tolerate your attitude towards Mary Anne or anyone for that matter!
Mary Anne would never lie to our group and is only providing answers which I have asked her to share.
We were told that there was a POSSIBILITY that the cam angle could be adjusted, but there’s a lot of red tape and hoops to jump through when dealing with a federally protected bird – and we have NOT heard an update on this issue, these things take time – and that’s what Mary Anne was referring too.
Why do you have to be so nasty?
Why would you assume/accuse someone, especially an admin, of lying?
If you’re not happy with the cam view etc please just don’t watch or participate in the group discussions. You have crossed a line.
The tower is 60′ tall and camera fixed…. this is like a hobby project for the owner. I don’t think he anticipated the growth of the nest or how many of us would jump on the train that became our OZ! Privately owned and run with help from friends
Thanks Carol…well said 🤗
Never mind … false alarm… both eyes look great!
HI: Just wondering … maybe its the camera angle,
but does anyone think there is anything wrong with Jane’s left eye?
It doesn’t seem to be opening all the way, although I can’t see
the right eye to compare it…. maybe she’s just dozing?
Hi Maryann, she looks ok, she was dozing earlier, so perhaps that was it.
Jane in the hazy dawn….
George comes in and happily moves to the eggs as Jane heads for soul cycle….
Jane is back……. no movement…
Jane learned quickly! Within minutes, she returns with George’s ploy…….
Move it out, big boy……
Jane out, George happy!
About 7:21, Jane was back but got ignored
about 20 mins, later, George rolled the eggs and started to settle, when he took off just before Jane came in
Keeping her figure toned !
The idea forms……
Fortunately, it was light and Jane just reached around and pulled it off.
There was predictions for t-storms, but so far we had some sprinkles earlier and that’s it. Still a slight chance around midnight. Low 60s now and overnight. Tomorrow sunny but windy… temps close to 70. HAGN, everyone.
What’s a girl to do? Must be refreshing!
George came home with a stick!,Jane told him to try again
So he did
While Jane watched
Then she joined him
George came back for the eggs
Eggs look like mama !
First came the curtain rod…
Then the curtain ….think they heard you CarolV…not! Lol!
Flew out on an alert mission….dropped this stick
Moved it while badgering Jane to take a hike
So she decided to go!
Jane’s big ole “feet “ that she used to persuade George off the eggs!
I so love this site. I think Jane’s maternal instincts are coming out because there seems to be tension this morning over who gets to sit on the eggs. George didn’t want to get up so Jane gently jumped on him. Then around 11:38 (I don’t know how to do a screen shot) again George didn’t want to get up so Jane dropped a stick and took off. He seemed to cry pathetically for her to come back.
This seems to happen a lot!!! Think George found out last year that he likes the job! Now he practically bribes her with fish to move her and she nips at his feathers if he won’t move…. it’s a comedy!
Beautiful sunrise!…but the rain is coming
Here we sit like birds in the wilderness waiting for our food 🎼
Delivery boy….morning George!
I know it’s still early, but will we know when eggies hatch with the barricades in the way???? G & J, please take down those walls!!!
Don’t know if Jane and George will comply CarolV…looks like they’re flipping us the bird!”lol
Ran thru the scrollback– lot of blue screen but was on long enough to show this moonrise just at midnight! Beautiful!
GM, handsome! George came in as the camera came on…..
Jane was back but all she got was George’s back! He loves his turns! J went to perch
She gave him his extra time, but now she’s taking over
Supposed to be passing showers shortly, with clearing to a cloudy day; temps in mid-60s. More serious rain late in day extending thru evening.
The rain’s a pain, falling mainly on the Jane….
Incubating in the moonlight 🎼
You are a night owl! I was z-z-z-z- by then, but got some shots on scrollback.
Kind of late for someone to be out harassing nests! Jane settled back in and camera turning in for the night….
HAGN, every birdy…..
Hmm…… something got misplaced…..
@19:19, George stood over Jane, as if requesting the egg duty, but she ignored him and he flew out…
@19:44 ….George is back with a bribe… uh, dinner.
Jane takes it but isn’t gone long. I wonder if she’s losing fish?
@19:50, Jane is back…
Looked like she tapped him with her foot…. then she pulled at his feathers! He took the hint.
Nice fluffy view, Jane…
Hey CarolV… I took pics of the same scene…was concentrating on her “feet” and missed the feather pulling.😟 Jane is quite the hoot!
Had severe brain hernia trying to remember the chicks from 2017!!! Had to dig thru old pages to find Eclipse and Solar! I can sleep now!
WOW! Is this the new normal?? I just scrolled back to find a 12 hr. video! How long has this been available??? Fantastic… although I feel like a goofball if it’s been like that a while….
Carol, I noticed it today also, it’s new!
OK…. thought my senior moments had finally caught up to me! I was pretty sure it wasn’t there last night! Makes it a little harder to isolate moments, but is great to be able to see what I missed all day!
Longer viewing window since Saturday
George moving some of the pine bark aside. Hand-scrapped wide board flooring is in with humans….. looks like wind-scraped pine bark flooring is in with George….
Trinity also love this nest, been watching for four years. never really came on chat.
It’s just amazing that our beloved George is back for season 5, he’s the best ! And Miss Jane making the strenuous journey back to her home nest is also an incredible feat, plus we have some eggs ! For those that continue to be negative, complaining about the camera, or Gracie being replaced, please just stop. This site is a joyous reprieve from daily life so enjoy it or beat it. 😊
George sounds the alert….Jane comes flying!…..heads up!
Another alert…super Jane to the rescue!…..you can see the intruder in a couple of pics,he was flying back and forth over the bay
Intruder on left
Shift change…Jane tidies up before her turn
“ don’t mess with my nest buddy !!! “
Isabella- Discovered the 12 hr. scrollback on the video…. and it did look like a lot of alerting today! There were at least 5 osprey circling over our parking lot today, to the irritation of our local couple. The singles must be getting restless and looking around !!!
Too bad the camera isn’t centered on the nest
And we have dessert! George brings in another fish. Looked like Jane headed to perch or the right no-see zone, as I heard her chirping …..
That slab of bark was blown upright by the wind! Jane looks like she’s sinking. Hope it gets knocked back down…………..
Dinner came in @17:32….. George shows in the distance, then just floated up with a quick pop in to view . Jane made sure she had a good grip before heading out.
Wow…looks like Jane does yoga!
Fish grasping osprey pose. 👀🥴😍
OK… just read that! Sounds like the fish should be holding the bird! Maybe a hyphen? Fish-grasping osprey pose….
Made myself laugh anyway!
I liked it CarolV…made me laugh too!
Someone wondered how we can watch this limited view…. Sadly, I will probably still watch if we’re limited to toenails and nest bugs…… Have been watching thru 3 seasons of hatchlings to fledglings and love this nest. And the picture is still sufficient to see the cute babies when they come out!
I think it’s called addiction………
CORRECTION…. 3 seasons with Gracie, one with Jane…..
Same here ! It’s frustrating that people can never be satisfied, pipe down with the complaints please 😀
Lunch at OZ. @13:44…..George brings a nice fish for Jane…
Jane was back in about 20mins………. wonder if she lost lunch?
At least she was there for back-up when someone flew over….. George stayed on eggies for awhile, enjoying the sunshine.
Thx for the pics CarolV!
Thanks so much for all the great pictures and info. Doesn’t really look like much is going on though!
I also want to thank everyone for the thoughts and prayers. I’m up and not quite kicking but on the mend so I think they helped!
Last year I broke a toe trying to clean house and watch Squirmy hatch and this year I get a brand new hip at the start of the season. I’m a little concerned what will be on the agenda next year!
Hi Paula, you’re welcome!….glad to hear so far so good!…your last sentence was too funny!….to bad you can’t fly like an osprey!
Maybe not a good idea! She might hit something with the luck she’s having!!
I think you’re probably right, flying would probably be a disaster being’s how walking isn’t going so well!
Just take care of your recovery and follow orders and you’ll be “flyin’ high!” Wishing you the best!
Improved weather….. steady fishing and delivery….. same ole same ole…
Glad to hear you’re okay…. didn’t want to jinx you, but we had heard hip replacement was easier than knee….. so if you had knees–AND shoulder- this must be a breeze! You are the current BIONIC WOMAN! I don’t know if they furnish any other replacement parts….?
Just a friendly reminder-during peak season, until the ospreys leave, please do not post any comments about other nests. Thank you!
Good morning Mary Anne..if u are referring to me… I thought we were allowed to til the eggs hatch 🐣😊 my bad!
Hi Isabella, it’s ok, just a reminder for everyone!
Might have been me…. sorry… check…..
Mary Anne— your comment about other nests hit a nerve with me!!! It was posted when my post was posted. We have always been able to talk about other things and nest activities. If anyone made a comment it has always been a short post. A lot of us have been here for the four years that this nest has been online. We have been there for each other in times of stress or good times. I started watching this nest the first year. During the season someone mentioned the SWFEC. I started watching them that fall. These have been my two favorite nests. After Shelli came onboard as an administrator, she advised me to have my students do a classroom session. My students had been watching the eagles for the previous year. I signed up and had a fabulous classroom session. In my 38 years of teaching it was one of the most rewarding things I did. So it holds a special place in my heart. If another teacher comes in and says something about his/her students, I would make the comment about how great the learning experience can be when a teacher exposes the children to the world of birds. The students learn by observing. At SWFEC the moderators still comment to me and thanked me on how I have educated my students and introduced them to the birds.
I understand you are just reminding us, but it could have been done later in the season or if some people made a big continued comment about a specific nest.
I appreciate your comments, but there isn’t much point reminding everyone later in the season. We have to remind people in the beginning and Shelli has asked this of everyone previously, last year. We do it so we don’t get continued comments about other nests. Once the ospreys are gone in Sept, everyone can talk about whatever they like.
Mary Anne– I forgot to mention that last May and June I had my students observe the ospreys on this cam. They made comments comparing the eagles and ospreys. The viewers here enjoyed reading the comments that the students made.
Nfc….reading your comment reminded me the way I found out about other nests was from viewers here….and I did enjoy your students comments!
Isabella— thanks. I agree that we learned about other nests from viewers. We all learn from each other and what that person has found or knows about. Double thanks!!!!
How can you tell the difference between George and Jane?
Jane is bigger and lighter in color…has a necklace and “freckles”on her “petticoat “ u can see when she lifts her wings. Also to me when she looks straight at the camera, she looks like a peacock (her face)
Jane in the back
Looks like George may have had night duty again.
Jane came down about 5am.
Camera goes off and on during the night. Did anyone see Jane on the nest earlier?
Let the sunshine in…………….. Looks like we’re starting the day with a pretty sunrise…
Jane has something to say as she peep-peeps, maybe putting in a breakfast order……. “can I get oatmeal with peaches please?” Let’s guess what arrives……………
HihoHiho…. off to work… HAGD, everyone
Can’t tell who this is by the moonlight….
George came in to take a turn…. love the way he stares at the eggies….
Dinner comes in @18:49. Jane came back and stood over George, but he seemed to be happy to stay where he was. Then when Jane headed up, he popped up and out….. are we playing games> Jane came right down to the eggies.
It was a warm day today,,,still 71 @ 8pm. dropping to high 50s overnight, with partly cloudy skies. Tomorrow mid-60s, with in-and-out sun.
..Looks like those 2 went in wrong order….you know who’s who….
Here’s Jane staring him down while he hums to himself…
How can you guys watch tail feathers legs day after day? The camera is off. This is the weirdest nest on the net.
No One is happy with the angle of the camera but apparently the owners are working on a solution. But to answer your question it’s called Love For This Nest and dedication to trying to learn about these beautiful birds!
Hi Paula!! Glad you came through your surgery okay!! Re solutions: You can’t really believe that, can you??!!
Thanks for the glad tidings and Yes, I have “hope”. We were told they were looking for solutions and I’m sure it’s not an easy feat so I haven’t given up hope yet!
Sometimes I flip a coin…what will I see,heads or tails….sometimes both at the same time! Lol! This is the first nest I watched. I do peak in at other nests. I feel tied to this one because I live on the island . Though I see your point! Lol
And ya gotta love 💕 Jane and George!
George puts out the alert call…Jane rushes to his side
Tails & “petticoats “ blowing in the wind
George brings in a stick..steps on Jane…she takes offense….they end up with a small arbor
Lunch is given…lunch is taken away…so poor Jane goes back to egg duty
Pretty Jane and the eggs…..I have yet to see number three
This cutie looks just as stuffed as his/her friends!
Love these shots!
Thx CarolV!… I still don’t know how they sometimes come up out of order 🤔