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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

“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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    1. Paula April 5, 2021 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      I wonder if George decided to go find a woman instead of waiting for one to wander by or show up?

    2. CarolV April 5, 2021 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      Double dip!

    3. Marguerite Iannone April 5, 2021 at 1:01 pm - Reply

      Hi OZ – Gorgeous George is always busy…more nesting materials coming in!

    4. Paula April 5, 2021 at 12:26 pm - Reply

      I hope someone is looking into the video issues!

      • Admin Mary Anne April 5, 2021 at 1:21 pm - Reply

        Paula, I reported it, yes, it is being monitored.

        • Paula April 5, 2021 at 1:26 pm - Reply

          Thank you!

          • Admin Mary Anne April 5, 2021 at 2:02 pm - Reply

            You’re welcome, Paula. Fingers crossed.

        • Helen April 5, 2021 at 3:16 pm - Reply

          Mary Anne – Why is George still by himself? I understand there was a female there for a short time but apparently not now. Appreciate any thoughts you might have on this. Thanks. Helen

          • Admin Mary Anne April 5, 2021 at 3:35 pm - Reply

            Hi Helen, he’s alone because it appears that Jane hasn’t returned to the area yet. It’s still early, not giving up on her yet. If Jane doesn’t get back, hopefully another female comes along looking for a nest and a mate. Give it some time.

            • Helen April 5, 2021 at 3:47 pm

              Thank you…..sigh

    5. Isabella April 5, 2021 at 11:29 am - Reply

      George wore this branch trying to impress the ladies?

      • Isabella April 5, 2021 at 11:33 am - Reply

        Then the dreaded circle appeared…..knew it was possible coming…feed was jumping

      • CarolV April 5, 2021 at 1:53 pm - Reply

        Isabella…. I thought that stick was gonna win, but G kept at it and tamed it some.
        I always enjoy watching him work! A place for everything…. eventually!

    6. CarolV April 5, 2021 at 11:01 am - Reply

      A tree grows in OZ…..
      Now he’s blocking his own view!
      He finally gotten all of that stick in and moved on but I’m sure he’ll get back to it.

    7. CarolV April 5, 2021 at 8:29 am - Reply

      The fee is jerky and jumps…. also browns out periodically

      George is still working away…. 🎶🎶thinkin’ and hopin’, wishin’ and dreaming’🎵

      • CarolV April 5, 2021 at 8:57 am - Reply

        Love watching our guy….

        • Isabella April 5, 2021 at 2:44 pm - Reply

          He really seems intent on that egg bowl!

    8. CarolV April 5, 2021 at 7:03 am - Reply

      George has been in and out several times already….. he’s calling……

    9. CarolV April 4, 2021 at 9:03 pm - Reply

      Interesting……
      I saw the plant stalk stand upright when the wind came gusting along……Looks like a big 🦀 crab leg…

    10. Paula April 4, 2021 at 7:02 pm - Reply

      I wish someone would show up. He is so lonely and he keeps bringing fish to the nest for anyone to share! It’s just breaking my heart.

    11. Paula April 4, 2021 at 5:19 pm - Reply

      Is the sound working? I here a little of what sounds like wind once in a while, but it’s usually much louder than it is!

    12. CarolV April 4, 2021 at 2:40 pm - Reply

      George has been bouncing between nest and perch. He brought in stuff earlier and now he keeps futzing with arrangement. And checking all around, singing.
      🎶🎶My bonnie lies over the ocean…
      My birdie lies over the sea….
      Oh, bring back my bonnie to meeeeeee🎵🎶

    13. Trinity April 4, 2021 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      Checked the cam @ 1:15 pm , George is just chilling enjoying the sun and breeze , waiting for a lady …..

    14. CarolV April 4, 2021 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      George saw the approach and did the flutter and bow before flying out ….

      • CarolV April 4, 2021 at 12:49 pm - Reply

        ….. right before this one flew in….
        Hard to get a good look. But by G’s greeting and the brief impression of markings, I’d say female.
        Didn’t stay long. Could hear calls in the distance

    15. Isabella April 4, 2021 at 12:22 pm - Reply

      Happy Easter George!….hope some bunny ( female osprey) loves you soon!

    16. CarolV April 4, 2021 at 8:46 am - Reply

      Bringing a new stick and kicking debris in our faces!

    17. Paula April 4, 2021 at 7:46 am - Reply

      Here’s hoping everyone has a Happy, Safe and Blessed Easter!

    18. CarolV April 4, 2021 at 7:30 am - Reply

      BREAKFISH!!

    19. Admin Mary Anne April 4, 2021 at 6:59 am - Reply

      6:10 am..what was that swimming out there, George??

      • CarolV April 4, 2021 at 7:03 am - Reply

        Dum- dum, ….. dum-dum…..dum-dum…….
        Think you’re gonna need a bigger boat 🚣

        • Admin Mary Anne April 4, 2021 at 11:33 am - Reply

          My brother-in-law came over and I scrolled back and showed him. He said it’s a seal.

          • CarolV April 4, 2021 at 1:11 pm - Reply

            That was my thought, but figured I just had seals 🦭 on the brain after that seal cruise! The spokesman on the boat had mentioned how the population was growing !

    20. CarolV April 4, 2021 at 6:40 am - Reply

      Happy Easter! 🐣🐇. Hope everyone has a blessed day!!

      • CarolV April 4, 2021 at 6:45 am - Reply

        .Here comes the day!
        Forecast is for 60+ maybe for the next few days!

        • CarolV April 4, 2021 at 7:00 am - Reply

          George has been in and out several times since before 6…

    21. Isabella April 3, 2021 at 8:03 pm - Reply

      Happy Easter to all!!

    22. CarolV April 3, 2021 at 7:12 pm - Reply

      Heading to perch….
      George sat in his beautiful bowl for a while, looking all around….

    23. CarolV April 3, 2021 at 5:35 pm - Reply

      Heckle and Jeckle checking for leftovers

    24. Paula April 3, 2021 at 5:03 pm - Reply

      I may be wrong, it might be Jane! She seems quite aggressive like Jane.

    25. Paula April 3, 2021 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      This is Jane 2 I think!

    26. CarolV April 3, 2021 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      Quick touchdown…. someone was calling in the distance..

      • CarolV April 3, 2021 at 5:05 pm - Reply

        She was there again when G came in. He was all suave, floppy wings and bows, but she dissed him.

    27. Paula April 3, 2021 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      Hi All,
      I really don’t understand how quiet it is at the nest! This nest is usual very busy with all kinds of visitors and I haven’t seen anyone but George and a couple of crows for days. Where is everyone at?

      • CarolV April 3, 2021 at 5:19 pm - Reply

        You must have called her in…. female stopped in later…
        Unidentified

      • Isabella April 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm - Reply

        I’m not missing the drama at this nest…but it seems other nest are pairing up…..it reminds me of Sadie Hawkins dance….and George is waiting for Jane to ask him! Lol
        This nest seems to get a later start…but it’s nice that we finish later…extends the season
        Come on Jane!!…. I’m pulling for you!!

    28. Paula April 3, 2021 at 11:15 am - Reply

      Hi All,
      Happy Easter Weekend
      I am so hoping someone shows up to keep George company. He really looks lonely!

    29. CarolV April 3, 2021 at 10:31 am - Reply

      George brought in a big one. Why do they always get built in to the near side? That far corner looks naked!
      Feeling like he’s blocking us!!!

    30. CarolV April 3, 2021 at 10:08 am - Reply

      I missed the pic but about 9:39 Mr. Krow bombed George with a peck on the head and landed on edge! George chased out. Crow came back to kick butt and you can see them chasing around nest.

      • CarolV April 3, 2021 at 10:11 am - Reply

        The crows had been there before G came with a stick. They found a piece of fish. David and Goliath… but Goliath won this time

    31. CarolV April 2, 2021 at 6:34 pm - Reply

      Thought I posted…….
      Jane had a full chest full of speckled feathers…………………………….. When the wind lifted her crown feathers, the formed a solid dark corona, like a tiara

      • CarolV April 2, 2021 at 6:43 pm - Reply

        Well… not that top photo…

      • CarolV April 2, 2021 at 6:50 pm - Reply

        Hopefully, these are J2, the temporary lady…… George was ok with it.

        Her necklace was sparser…. when her corona blew up, the white spots from her head ran all the way thru to those neck feathers, breaking up that nice ring.
        hopefully get this right

    32. CarolV April 2, 2021 at 6:17 pm - Reply

      Gotta keep working! Anybody watching to appreciate this beautiful nest?

    33. CarolV April 2, 2021 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      Video is a bit jerky and even browned out briefly. Cross fingers, please

    34. CarolV April 2, 2021 at 12:26 pm - Reply

      Mr. Busy putzin around the nest…. chewing on that branch tip.
      He’s been in and out… was hauling around a partial fish for awhile. Maybe hoping to share with some chicky???

      As to chest speckles, I think he has gotten a few more each year.

    35. Isabella April 2, 2021 at 1:42 am - Reply

      Mary Anne
      Do you know if any osprey on Long Island are banded?

      • Admin Mary Anne April 2, 2021 at 6:31 am - Reply

        I don’t know if they are now. Ben Wurst, who is the Habitat Program Manager for the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, told me that a banded female osprey was found on the highway near Ocean City, NJ, last summer. She’d been hit by a car. She was banded in July of 2007 in Ocean Beach, in Nassau County.

      • CarolV April 2, 2021 at 12:28 pm - Reply

        Dr. Rob had one banded male that died but that was several years ago.

    36. Paula April 1, 2021 at 7:15 pm - Reply

      He may have more feathers than I remember but he sure does act like the George I remember. He’s funnier than hell!

      • Admin Mary Anne April 1, 2021 at 8:10 pm - Reply

        He certainly is a character, that’s for sure!

    37. CarolV April 1, 2021 at 5:44 pm - Reply

      Trying to figure out what wood that stick on the right corner is. Looks like bamboo but not used to seeing bamboo that isn’t straight. Any guesses?!

    38. Paula April 1, 2021 at 5:33 pm - Reply

      Does anybody else think that George has more dark chest feathers than usual? There just looks like more to me. Do they get more over the years?

      • Admin Mary Anne April 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm - Reply

        I have pics of him where he looks like he has just a couple, and pics that show him with more. I don’t know if it’s possible for them to get more brown feathers as they age, I have wondered this myself. I know some ospreys develop speckles in their eyes and as the years go by, the speckles increase. It’s a good question, Paula. I wonder if anyone has studied it.

      • Isabella April 2, 2021 at 1:25 am - Reply

        Thank you Paula..thought it was just me…don’t remember George having a sparse necklace

    39. Admin Mary Anne April 1, 2021 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      George on the nest with his fish leftovers and this osprey flew towards him in attack mode. Hopefully he does not return.

    40. Theresa B. April 1, 2021 at 3:16 pm - Reply

      This may be Jane 2 from 2020.

      • Isabella April 2, 2021 at 1:27 am - Reply

        That’s how I remember her…with that bewildered look

      • June c April 2, 2021 at 7:51 am - Reply

        Could be..found this pic of both

    41. SUE April 1, 2021 at 3:01 pm - Reply

      Yesterday he fluffed the nest for her, today she’s here!

      • Paula April 1, 2021 at 5:16 pm - Reply

        I don’t think so. Jane has a huge, dark necklace.

        • Paula April 1, 2021 at 6:07 pm - Reply

          Sorry I just saw the 2 after Jane. My bad!

    42. Admin Mary Anne April 1, 2021 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      Osprey wars have begun.

      • June c April 1, 2021 at 3:30 pm - Reply

        Hope it doesn’t last for long……

    43. Isabella April 1, 2021 at 12:18 pm - Reply

      George was a busy boy

      • Isabella April 1, 2021 at 12:21 pm - Reply

        Tried to come through the camera

        • Isabella April 1, 2021 at 12:23 pm - Reply

          Hired a assistant

          • Isabella April 1, 2021 at 12:25 pm - Reply

            Don’t make that egg bowl too deep!

            • Isabella April 1, 2021 at 12:28 pm

              Then looked around and waited……Jane where are you?

        • Trinity April 1, 2021 at 3:48 pm - Reply

          This entire picture series is hilarious 😆

          • Isabella April 2, 2021 at 1:30 am - Reply

            😊

    44. Paula April 1, 2021 at 12:16 pm - Reply

      There was a female that showed up before Jane last year and then Jane ran her off. She and George seemed to really get along. I wonder if this girl is her? Maybe someone has some pictures of her!

      • Admin Mary Anne April 1, 2021 at 12:24 pm - Reply

        It could be, Paula, Carol called her J2. I have to look at pics from last year.

      • Isabella April 1, 2021 at 12:31 pm - Reply

        Don’t think I kept any pics of her….but I agree ..think she may be the same “chick “

    45. CarolV April 1, 2021 at 12:02 pm - Reply

      The female was very interested in what George was doing. Turned out to be a fish he was annihilating. He turned and sort of offered the last piece, which she took with some vocals….. she didn’t eat or leave.
      George flew out and brought a stick, which of course got dragged over Her. That’s when she and fishy departed.

      Could this possibly be J2.? She was similar to Jane and did try to take the nest last year.

      • Admin Mary Anne April 1, 2021 at 12:21 pm - Reply

        Carol and all, the male that this female was with on the nest at 10:51 am, wasn’t George. He was skydancing above with a fish. They both heard and saw him. The male flew off at 11:00:57. The female stayed looking up and around until she saw George flying in with the fish, then she flew off at 11:01:23 and quickly returned. George landed two secs after she left. There’s no way that he left the nest at 11:00:47 with no fish and returned at 11:01:23 with a partially eaten one. So there is another male that might try and claim this nest.

        • CarolV April 1, 2021 at 12:46 pm - Reply

          Yes, I see that…. that bird has almost a collar like a single link necklace, sort of under or in the feathers. Just what we don’t need! I did see George chasing someone, too.
          NO MORE DRAMA! Just want a year of “boring” laying, hatching, raising!

    46. Trinity April 1, 2021 at 11:12 am - Reply

      Is it possible one of the nest visitors is Gracie ? I’m not good with identifying these birds 😀

      • CarolV April 1, 2021 at 12:20 pm - Reply

        Unfortunately, not Gracie or Jane……. Casanova lookin’ for an available shemale….

    47. PattyK April 1, 2021 at 11:10 am - Reply

      Jane?!?!

      • Admin Mary Anne April 1, 2021 at 11:28 am - Reply

        Not Jane, not yet…

      • Admin Mary Anne April 1, 2021 at 11:30 am - Reply

        Not Gracie, this one has too much necklace. Look young also.

    48. Admin Mary Anne April 1, 2021 at 10:55 am - Reply

      Hello there. Not Jane.

      • June c April 1, 2021 at 11:14 am - Reply

        Oh boy. Could this be Gracie?

      • CarolV April 1, 2021 at 11:16 am - Reply

        George, the playa!

        They all want him! Guess the word has gotten out on what a hard worker, skilled parent he is…,.
        But we’ll see. Maybe Jane is on a slow “plane “ …..

      • Junec April 1, 2021 at 11:17 am - Reply

        Could this be Gracie..photo 2016

      • June c April 1, 2021 at 11:26 am - Reply

        Jane better get back soon….

    49. Paula April 1, 2021 at 8:34 am - Reply

      It looks like George has been busy getting the egg bowl ready. I’m thrilled and surprised that it looks like he’s placing it for prime viewing! Of course we’ll have to wait and see if Jane or another female has a different plan.

    50. CarolV April 1, 2021 at 8:03 am - Reply

      A catbird!!!!
      April Fool!

      • Paula April 1, 2021 at 8:26 am - Reply

        Pretty cat!

        • CarolV April 1, 2021 at 11:26 am - Reply

          Yes. She was one of those cats that looked ordinary till you really looked, especially that face! She was my Mom’s and came in to my care.
          Maisy went to join my Mom this past Thanksgiving @ the good age of 19 1/2. Yrs.
          It’s been a rough 15 months or so. My geriatric gaggle of 5 cats all left me, with 2 going over the rainbow 🌈 bridge on
          Thanksgiving weekend. Miss them all.
          Still have my crazy Shepsky, Harry.

          • Admin Mary Anne April 1, 2021 at 11:28 am - Reply

            Awww, Carol, we are so sorry for your loss!

            • CarolV April 1, 2021 at 12:21 pm

              TY… still in recovery….

    51. CarolV April 1, 2021 at 7:07 am - Reply

      George is trying to arrange some sticks and they bounce back at him….. it’s a windy day in the Zone!

    52. Theresa Buehler March 31, 2021 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      The photos are from last season and dated 6-20-20, 8-12-20, 5-27-20 and 5-6-20.

    53. Theresa Buehler March 31, 2021 at 3:42 pm - Reply

      Here are a few wing shots of George and Jane that I have saved in my own files.

      • June c April 1, 2021 at 3:27 pm - Reply

        Really good wing shots and breast…

    54. Isabella March 31, 2021 at 2:56 pm - Reply

      X marks the spot….clever George

    55. Admin Mary Anne March 31, 2021 at 1:35 pm - Reply

      George is keeping busy.

      • Trinity March 31, 2021 at 8:03 pm - Reply

        He must have been planning the renovation all winter !

        • CarolV April 1, 2021 at 12:26 pm - Reply

          I thought I saw a roll of architects’ drawings under one wing…… 9;^}}

          • Trinity April 1, 2021 at 3:50 pm - Reply

            My brother in law the architect mentioned some new freelance projects 😉

    56. CarolV March 31, 2021 at 1:34 pm - Reply

      George had a long reed stuck in between his wings… blew out while he was fluffing.
      He was kicking away working on the bowl, debris flying in all directions.
      Wonder when he mows the lawn?

    57. CarolV March 31, 2021 at 1:20 pm - Reply

      Went back trying to find a good pic of Jane for i.d. Purposes and stumbled in to Squirmy territory. July 29, 2018…. s/he was parked right in front of the lens…. one of my favorites.

      • CarolV March 31, 2021 at 1:22 pm - Reply

        And of course, can’t find a good wing shot of Jane

        • Paula March 31, 2021 at 2:00 pm - Reply

          I don’t think we’ll have too much trouble identifying Jane- she has a HUGE necklace and very dark.

    58. Trinity March 31, 2021 at 1:02 pm - Reply

      All of the osprey nests on Sunrise Highway ( Connetquot State Park area ) are occupied 😀

      • Admin Mary Anne March 31, 2021 at 1:22 pm - Reply

        Wonderful, thank you for the update, Trinity!

    59. GinaM March 31, 2021 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      Welcome Home!!!!!!

      • Trinity March 31, 2021 at 12:58 pm - Reply

        It’s such a relief !! I’m so happy he’s arrived 😀

    60. Admin Mary Anne March 31, 2021 at 11:56 am - Reply

      Landing attempt by someone…too windy…

    61. Isabella March 31, 2021 at 11:10 am - Reply

      They pop in and out so quick!….thought this was Jane…not enough “freckles “?

      • Isabella March 31, 2021 at 11:26 am - Reply

        Jane

        • Isabella March 31, 2021 at 12:22 pm - Reply

          George?….vs. stick

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

            Stick won

          • Admin Mary Anne March 31, 2021 at 1:21 pm - Reply

            Oh George. He is something else.

      • Admin Mary Anne March 31, 2021 at 11:31 am - Reply

        Not Jane, but I think she was different than the one that was there earlier too. Here is the O that landed earlier, as she was leaving.

    62. ChrisH March 31, 2021 at 10:12 am - Reply

      Yay George! So happy to see you – welcome home!

    63. Admin Mary Anne March 31, 2021 at 9:02 am - Reply

      Here is the other osprey that landed after George left with his fish. 7:59 am.

    64. Tim Tiernan March 31, 2021 at 8:31 am - Reply

      Bunker breakfast! Two birds for only a few seconds.

    65. Marguerite Iannone March 31, 2021 at 7:18 am - Reply

      Welcome back George…looking in one shape!! Let’s see who is Queen of the Zone this year!!

      • Isabella March 31, 2021 at 12:27 pm - Reply

        Queen of the Zone….love that!

    66. CarolV March 31, 2021 at 7:04 am - Reply

      Welcome, Wednesday! A warmish morning @54.
      Brisk breeze riffling grass but no one home.
      Saw many flybys, including osprey, but no landers.
      Forecast is for a storm coming, probably starting late today.
      And there’s our fairies…..

      • CarolV March 31, 2021 at 7:56 am - Reply

        Nosy crowsy checking again…..

    67. Admin Mary Anne March 30, 2021 at 6:10 pm - Reply

      George alerting, unseen intruder about. 5:58 pm.

      • PattyK March 30, 2021 at 8:56 pm - Reply

        Oh my Goodness, I’m not Jewish, but simply Love the emotional word, “kvelling”and that’s how happy we are! Spring has kinda sprung,
        vaccines are happening and….dear OZ site is up and saying Welcome back to dear George! Life is beginning to feel Good again!

    68. Osprey momma March 30, 2021 at 5:15 pm - Reply

      Wonderful George is Home!

    69. June c March 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      Almost overboard..

      • Marguerite Iannone March 31, 2021 at 7:20 am - Reply

        LOL! A fantastic shot!! The wind has been a challenge for all these past few days it seems!

      • Isabella March 31, 2021 at 12:29 pm - Reply

        Magic George?….shake your tail feathers….love the talons!!

    70. June c March 30, 2021 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      Welcome home George…now who will follow..
      In book 13:09 …what great news…

      • Jun c March 30, 2021 at 3:35 pm - Reply

        12:09

        • Admin Mary Anne March 30, 2021 at 6:14 pm - Reply

          June, he landed 12:08:05, left and returned at 12:09:15. I posted screenshots of both.

    71. Admin Mary Anne March 30, 2021 at 1:03 pm - Reply

      “Take a picture, it lasts longer.”

    72. Admin Mary Anne March 30, 2021 at 12:49 pm - Reply

      He first arrived at 12:08, left and returned at 12:09.

    73. Paula March 30, 2021 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      I’ve been trying to identify but with the wind it’s difficult to really see head feathers and he won’t really give a good shot of his chest.

      • Charlie March 30, 2021 at 12:42 pm - Reply

        I think the markings are right for George! Hopefully the screen grab works.

    74. Barbara March 30, 2021 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      12:29 he’s still here. I’m not sure this is George – I’m not good at identifying thrm.

      • Admin Mary Anne March 30, 2021 at 12:38 pm - Reply

        Behavior is a good indicator. He’s already moved sticks around and alerted at an unseen intruder, so we shall see.

        • Paula March 30, 2021 at 12:42 pm - Reply

          He also almost got blew over while chest rubbing the nest, it was really funny! That is classic George.

          • Admin Mary Anne March 30, 2021 at 1:36 pm - Reply

            Poor fellow, this is not his day!

      • Helen March 30, 2021 at 2:53 pm - Reply

        Yes it is George

    75. Admin Mary Anne March 30, 2021 at 12:19 pm - Reply

      12:09 pm hello there!

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