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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts

Rob Bierregaard July 1, 2015 at 7:24 am
I haven’t seen the little guy yet this morning, but I would be very surprised if he survived the night. That sure was tough to watch yesterday, but that whole process is as much a part of the essence of being an Osprey as is eating a fish. It’s part of the life of Ospreys that was rarely seen before we started putting cameras in nests. As hard as it is, we should not label the behavior as mean or cruel. Being mean or cruel implies that there is intent to do harm just for harm’s sake. Those young were responding to a set of stimuli (very little food being delivered to the nest and the presence of a very small young) in a way that evolution has hard-wired into them. It helps ensure their survival. Nature is not cruel. It is harsh, unforgiving, and often random (had the little guy been born 1st, he would have been just as aggressive as was his sibling), but not cruel or mean.

4818eecc88292926c58414a82c884c71Paul Henry ospreyzone July 1, 2015 at 8:17 am
Thanks Rob for bringing your knowledge and experience to help us all gain perspective here. We are all saddened by the events that unfolded before our eyes and it’s only natural for all of us to feel and express our emotions appropriately. There have been many issues pertaining to intervention which have been discussed amongst us all. There is no doubt in my mind that the right decision was made, to let nature take it’s course. By the way, that doesn’t equate to heartless, on the contrary, nobody feels worse about this then the apparent decision makers. I say apparent, because when all was said and done, and all the issues were properly weighed, there really weren’t any other options. It was clearly pointed out, by experts, that intervening at this stage could have spooked the whole nest to the point of losing all the young. If the little one was saved, and nursed back to health, what kind of a life would it have had, perhaps caged up in a zoo. I remember when I was younger I saw a golden eagle in captivity, caged behind a wire mesh. I could practically see it’s tears. As far as placing the little one in another nest, such a low probability of success would never have justified the possibility of spooking the nest. There’s a piece of me, however heavy hearted, that believes that perhaps it is better to be born free and die free. We mourn for the little one as we marvel at the wonders of nature.

Reprinted with the permission of John W. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Hello Paul,

Thanks for your query, and you have my admiration for persevering. We know very well how tough your job is, including dealing with an anxious public.

Our policy with our Bird Cams project is essentially “just say no” to pleas for interference. The behavior you are witnessing – while seemingly cruel and heartless to us – is natural for many kinds of birds, especially those that feed on variable, unpredictable food supplies. The little nestling does have a chance to survive, but if it does not then that result was “meant to be” by the nature of Osprey breeding strategy. The wonderful things about these nest cameras also sometimes yield the difficult things for us to watch. As you might know, we actually post a “siblicide alert” on some of our cams where we suspect the possibility exists.

I’m copying your note to Charles Eldermire, project leader for our Bird Cams. He may have some additional comments, and he would be the one to ask if we might be able to use your stored files for biological analysis.

Best wishes, and good luck,

John W. Fitzpatrick

Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

In addition, Charles Eldermire, Bird Cams Project Leader, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Writes:

It’s also important to acknowledge that intervening can also cause problems of its own—depending on the ages of the birds in the nest, disturbing them can trigger an early fledge. We have restricted the scenarios in which we would even consider intervening to injuries or dangers that are explicitly human-derived. For example, 3 or 4 years ago we were alerted by viewers that one of the osprey chicks at the Hellgate Osprey nest was entangled in monofilament line. We consulted with our partners there (wildlife biologists, raptor researchers, raptor rehabbers) to determine if the monofilament was an issue, and if intervening was both likely to solve the issue AND not have bad effects on the other nestlings. In the end, a quick trip to the nest was scheduled via a bucket truck, the monofilament was removed, and the nestlings all eventually fledged. In that case, all of the permits were already in hand to be studying the ospreys, and we had already discussed how to approach issues in the nest.

Good luck to the young one—hope it all turns out well.

charles.

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Charles Eldermire
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Paul,

I’ve been to your site—great cam! And I noticed the runt in the nest. This is just normal Osprey reproduction. It happens all the time and you should not intervene. It’s tough to watch, but it’s how nature works. Ospreys almost always lay 3 eggs and on average fledge between 1 and 1.5 young each year. They stagger the hatch so there is a spread of ages in the young. That way, if food is short, the first-hatched (and therefore largest) will get enough food to survive while the smaller nest mates do not. If all three young were the same size and there was only enough food for 1 young, none of the young would get enough food and they would all die. If there’s lots of food, the smallest will eventually get fed and can survive. These nest cams can show some gut-wrenching scenes. The most infamous perhaps was one of the very first Osprey cams (on Long Island somewhere), where the smallest young died. One of the adults carried it out of the nest and after several minutes flew back into the nest and fed it to the other young. Waste-not-want-not at its goriest. At Hog Island up in Maine just last week a Bald Eagle came in and took the young out of the nest. Last year at another nest, cameras documented a Great-horned Owl taking young Ospreys out of a nest in NJ or MD. All of these things have been going on for millions of years and Ospreys are doing fine.

Rob Bierregaard
Academy of Natural Sciences
Drexel University
http://www.ospreytrax.com

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    1. CarolV April 20, 2021 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      A chase…. Lady was chased and dive-bombed,,,,, and other bird was chased outside the nest… George?
      Guessing Missy has just been lying low and is back on the attack.

      • CarolV April 20, 2021 at 5:24 pm - Reply

        Another try……Divebomber so fast you can barely see it….. went right for the head

    2. Isabella April 20, 2021 at 5:14 pm - Reply

      Sweeps week……busy day
      Not now George….I’m in alert mode!

      • Isabella April 20, 2021 at 5:18 pm - Reply

        Ok now….hurry up!

        • Isabella April 20, 2021 at 5:20 pm - Reply

          Lots of alerting…on and off the nest

    3. Theresa April 20, 2021 at 4:55 pm - Reply

      Here are a few more pics of Jane from 2020.

    4. Paula April 20, 2021 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      From what I have seen on rewind this new girl is Jane and George is VERY happy that she is back!

    5. Trinity April 20, 2021 at 4:36 pm - Reply

      Could the OG Comment Ladies please confirm that Jane is back in the nest ? Thanks 😀

      • Admin Mary Anne April 20, 2021 at 4:48 pm - Reply

        I don’t think that’s Jane. Similar looking but there a number of differences.

        • June c April 20, 2021 at 8:40 pm - Reply

          I don’t think Jane..here is pictures side by side..

          • Admin Mary Anne April 20, 2021 at 9:04 pm - Reply

            I agree with you, June.

          • Isabella April 20, 2021 at 11:03 pm - Reply

            Thanks for the side by side June c……if not Jane…she’s a near twin!
            Hard to tell when they’re flying, ducking, mantling, and doing the wild thing with George!

      • CarolV April 20, 2021 at 5:02 pm - Reply

        Still up in the air…..

    6. CarolV April 20, 2021 at 4:19 pm - Reply

      The female was clear in her demand and got her fish. And off she went….

    7. Isabella April 20, 2021 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      All we are is lust in the wind
      Windy welcome home for Jane!

      • Isabella April 20, 2021 at 3:24 pm - Reply

        Up close and ummm….personal

        • Isabella April 20, 2021 at 3:34 pm - Reply

          Jane
          I’m going out on a limb..saying this is definitely Jane

          • Isabella April 20, 2021 at 3:40 pm - Reply

            Trying to stick it in the wind
            Did this wind come from barnegat?

          • Isabella April 20, 2021 at 3:57 pm - Reply

            George seems happy she is home…..haven’t seen him mantle….he seems content
            She seems comfortable in the nest……George is making up for lost time

            • Isabella April 20, 2021 at 4:14 pm

              Nice big fish for Jane

        • Trinity April 20, 2021 at 4:35 pm - Reply

          I’m feeling like a creeper 👀

          • Isabella April 20, 2021 at 5:24 pm - Reply

            Think that’s why George tries to build a privacy wall!😜

    8. CarolV April 20, 2021 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      George just moving on with out missying a beat….
      Siiiigghhhh

      • CarolV April 20, 2021 at 3:23 pm - Reply

        I wonder if she sees what’s coming…..

        • CarolV April 20, 2021 at 3:26 pm - Reply

          Can’t see the forest for the trees!!!! The lady was getting planted till she got out of town…
          Fortunately, for once, he headed to the far side..

          • CarolV April 20, 2021 at 3:30 pm - Reply

            Someone did a quick swoop and took off. Female is loudly vocalizing. It looked like someone chased the other bird ; George?
            And I’m getting tired of the pornography… every time I look over at the screen 🙀😸😳

    9. CarolV April 20, 2021 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      ONe is 2020, Sept. Jane…. other is today. Not sure how these will post. Will id when they come up as I enlarged without dates.

      • CarolV April 20, 2021 at 2:10 pm - Reply

        one on top is Jane in 2020. Not much help.

      • CarolV April 20, 2021 at 2:11 pm - Reply

        She is taking over the nest and moving right in…..nestorating and George has no problem with her; or she with him,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    10. CarolV April 20, 2021 at 1:32 pm - Reply

      I was quietly doing a puzzle and looked up to see this….

      • CarolV April 20, 2021 at 1:34 pm - Reply

        .she’s making herself at home, moving things

        • CarolV April 20, 2021 at 1:36 pm - Reply

          George brought back his fishtail and she took it with no protest from him………. she ate right there….. dundadundun….

      • CarolV April 20, 2021 at 1:47 pm - Reply

        And the STUDmuffin attempted mating

        • Admin Mary Anne April 20, 2021 at 2:06 pm - Reply

          Studmuffin! LOLOL!

      • MARGARET REEVES April 20, 2021 at 2:35 pm - Reply

        She looks very comfortable..

      • Junec April 20, 2021 at 2:41 pm - Reply

        I am very surprised that our lady didn’t kick her out..

    11. CarolV April 20, 2021 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      George showed with a partial fish, looking around before taking off again.
      Just after G left, Missy landed, on guard. She was out again in seconds. She needs some food. Hope they connect before that not so big fish disappears

    12. June c April 20, 2021 at 11:52 am - Reply

      At 11:37 same female stopped on nest…Our Lady was like a dive bomber after her..

    13. Isabella April 20, 2021 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Well George and the lady of the nest have been in and out all morning……guarding the nest against someone…..I haven’t seen the third party. On the nest
      Hasn’t stopped them from having extracurricular activities…..thought I saw a quick glimpse of Jane earlier….maybe CarolV can scroll back and take a peek
      Now it seems screen has froze

      • Isabella April 20, 2021 at 10:04 am - Reply

        Now we’re back(feed)….things are quiet at the moment
        Everyone enjoy your day 😊…..see you later

        • Isabella April 20, 2021 at 12:05 pm - Reply

          Taking a quick peek at lunch…more of the same…now there’s a fish in play

          • Isabella April 20, 2021 at 12:08 pm - Reply

            Meanwhile…across the island….oyster bay has a “pearl “

      • CarolV April 20, 2021 at 11:40 am - Reply

        Hi, Isabella. I’m not sure who that other female is. Almost seems TOO heavily marked to be Jane. But at this point, I just want her to go away before Missy’s eggs get scrambled before they are cooked!
        If it is Jane, late again….. you snooze you lose….
        If that female sits long enough to get maybe a good head and face shot, when she’s not moving 90mph, maybe we could figure out who she is or isn’t. There’s a couple of quick shots posted with 7:14am post.
        Just have to wait while the ladies figure it out………..

    14. Isabella April 20, 2021 at 8:39 am - Reply

      “Staking “ their claim

    15. Isabella April 20, 2021 at 8:01 am - Reply

      Pretty sure I spotted Jane….they are flying around…touching down briefly…..hard to catch them
      Here’s a pic of the bad boy George

      • Isabella April 20, 2021 at 8:05 am - Reply

        He is a male after all!

    16. CarolV April 20, 2021 at 7:50 am - Reply

      My Nest!!!!!!!

      • CarolV April 20, 2021 at 7:51 am - Reply

        And then there’s George…

      • CarolV April 20, 2021 at 9:12 am - Reply

        My ears hurt and getting dizzy….
        at least George took some time to back her up… probably because she’s not still long enough to really mate…

    17. Paula April 20, 2021 at 7:24 am - Reply

      Good Morning All,
      It’s looking like a Beautiful morning for a fight over the nest and of course Gorgeous George!

    18. CarolV April 20, 2021 at 6:39 am - Reply

      George came in about 5:37, looking all around.
      He was back, working on the nest, calling loudly. Someone was answering from a distance

      • CarolV April 20, 2021 at 7:14 am - Reply

        The chase continues…. Missy passed through before this one…
        At least 3 birds flying around…

        • CarolV April 20, 2021 at 7:20 am - Reply

          And again…
          Guess this is going on for awhile

    19. CarolV April 20, 2021 at 6:22 am - Reply

      It started already…… Found Missy in the nest while it was still dark, about 4:17am. She sat there, checking all around, until the other female passed through about 5:15 and Missy flew out. You could hear challenges in the distance.
      George stopped in about 5:36 and has been in and out.

      Gonna be a long day, I’m guessing…………………

    20. Admin Mary Anne April 19, 2021 at 6:33 pm - Reply

      Looks a lot like Jane!

      • CarolV April 19, 2021 at 8:27 pm - Reply

        Found these from 2018…. of course, she may have changed, just as George has added speckles.
        She was wet in the extended wing pic….

      • CarolV April 19, 2021 at 8:30 pm - Reply

        If it is her, where the heck does she winter???? Antarctica?

        • Admin Mary Anne April 19, 2021 at 8:35 pm - Reply

          LOLOLOLOL!!

        • Isabella April 19, 2021 at 11:25 pm - Reply

          She must love where she summers…sipping margaritas…having a summer fling…..maybe hanging with this guy

      • Isabella April 19, 2021 at 11:09 pm - Reply

        Does look like Jane

    21. CarolV April 19, 2021 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      Missy in and out
      Unknown in and out
      There’s been commotion most of the afternoon, mostly outside the nest

      • CarolV April 19, 2021 at 6:52 pm - Reply

        Again….

        • CarolV April 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm - Reply

          Meant to post this enlargement of second female

        • CarolV April 19, 2021 at 7:44 pm - Reply

          Continued through the evening.
          Quick stop; flying past; in that distance shot, there are 3 osprey, 2 close together.
          About 7:25, someone can be heard on the perch and has been alarming off and on.
          It was going so well……………….

    22. CarolV April 19, 2021 at 4:08 pm - Reply

      Someone is keeping Missy busy, dive bombing and flying over.
      She’s in and out, chasing them

      • CarolV April 19, 2021 at 4:11 pm - Reply

        George is backing her up… in more ways than one!

        He has a piece of plastic stuck across his right toes. Hopefully thin enough to break off

    23. CarolV April 19, 2021 at 1:38 pm - Reply

      Lunch fish! Missy flies out.
      George does his nestorating and sharpens his beak

    24. CarolV April 19, 2021 at 10:21 am - Reply

      Quietly enjoying the day…. may get to 60 later!
      It sounds like the downstairs tenants have a brood. Chirping….

      • CarolV April 19, 2021 at 10:32 am - Reply

        When the camera’s a’rockin don’t come a’knockin’!!!!!
        Upstairs working on eggies @about 10:30….
        Keep up the good work!

    25. Paula April 19, 2021 at 8:53 am - Reply

      Hi All,
      It looks like George has decided to like this girl, finally. I like her too. I am concerned about if/when Jane returns because if she returns as late as she did last year there could very well be eggs in this nest. It was close last year, I think, because J2 had been there for quite a while and then Jane ran her off and then there were no eggs and George needs to pass on his fabulous genes

      • CarolV April 19, 2021 at 10:24 am - Reply

        There were eggs last year. Only one hatched and chick didn’t survive. But same dif. The whole late start was a problem.
        Hoping for better season

      • Admin Mary Anne April 19, 2021 at 10:26 am - Reply

        Hi Paula, there were two eggs in this nest last year. Jane laid them on 5/24 and 5/29. Only one hatched and that chick did not make it.

        • Paula April 19, 2021 at 11:28 am - Reply

          I did not remember that!
          I only know that out of all the nests I watch there was only one that fledged young last year and that was Charlo and we couldn’t see very well. I am hoping for a better year this year!
          I am watching the Savannah nest this year and they are doing great so far. 2 chicks,1 egg and lots of fish!
          I am hoping for a great year here too. George is my favorite!

          • Admin Mary Anne April 19, 2021 at 12:53 pm - Reply

            Yes, Savannah is doing great. I am glad they only have the two chicks. Don’t hold your breath for Charlo. I wonder if they will turn that cam back on. It’s past the time the pair returns.

    26. Isabella April 19, 2021 at 6:33 am - Reply

      Fish delivery with foe hot on his “heels “

      • Isabella April 19, 2021 at 6:35 am - Reply

        Where’s the fish?!

        • Isabella April 19, 2021 at 6:38 am - Reply

          About twenty minutes later…..looks like George helped himself to a little more

    27. CarolV April 19, 2021 at 6:18 am - Reply

      Both birds were in @5:21, You could watch them coming, right behind the other, Missy first.
      Now George is out and Missy is posing for us.

      • CarolV April 19, 2021 at 6:20 am - Reply

        George flew in with a fish and someone right behind him. Guess he was interrupted eating, because after they yelled at the intruder, he took off again.
        Missy seemed to know it wasn’t her turn

        • CarolV April 19, 2021 at 6:44 am - Reply

          And breakfish is back.
          Missy takes the good sized fish and out, with a good foothold!
          George straightens the nest; a good chest push; and out

    28. CarolV April 18, 2021 at 4:19 pm - Reply

      Fish for teatime has Missy smiling!

      • CarolV April 18, 2021 at 4:20 pm - Reply

        In by G and quick turnover and she’s out!

      • Patty K April 18, 2021 at 6:20 pm - Reply

        Ok,you are bested,…who do think she is…is there a possibility that Missy is a former babe,also do you think that this Missy Missy will have Super George eggs and babies.

        • CarolV April 19, 2021 at 10:29 am - Reply

          Only the Shadow knows!
          Just hope for permanence and a good season!

    29. CarolV April 18, 2021 at 2:01 pm - Reply

      Honey, I’m home!

      • CarolV April 18, 2021 at 3:38 pm - Reply

        Later, Missy gets excited, just to be disappointed with a bedding delivery 🚚

    30. June c April 18, 2021 at 11:27 am - Reply

      George is really delivering the fish today….

      • CarolV April 18, 2021 at 6:56 pm - Reply

        He’s stopped playing games and just handing them over! Maybe she’s just learned how to respond, with the yapping that seems to be necessary….. so much fun trying to decode osprey manners!

    31. CarolV April 18, 2021 at 8:53 am - Reply

      George working on the perimeter…. right under the camera of course!

      • Isabella April 19, 2021 at 4:08 am - Reply

        Building that privacy wall!….he does seem to favor that side!

    32. CarolV April 18, 2021 at 8:51 am - Reply

      @7:20, George delivers the fish 🐟…
      Missy flew off with the fish in one foot, the “boot “ on the other…. hopefully it’ll drop off…. plastic, not fish!

    33. Isabella April 18, 2021 at 7:33 am - Reply

      Beautiful sunrise and osprey

      • Isabella April 18, 2021 at 7:37 am - Reply

        She doesn’t seem to like what looks like landscape fabric…..moved it around…then it got stuck on her talons…..tripped her up

        • Isabella April 18, 2021 at 7:40 am - Reply

          she Took off with fish and fabric…..hopefully it will come off!

          • Isabella April 18, 2021 at 7:43 am - Reply

            While doing the egg bowl dance…George got a piece stuck

            • Isabella April 18, 2021 at 7:46 am

              Looks like she returned with fabric still on

            • CarolV April 18, 2021 at 6:57 pm

              It’s annoying that stuff is suddenly available…. the nest was looking so pretty. The wind has picked up… maybe some will go!!! Hopehopehope!!!!

            • Isabella April 19, 2021 at 4:01 am

              Yes…. I was going to comment on how pretty the nest looks this year…with a lot of soft natural material for the egg bowl

            • Isabella April 19, 2021 at 4:04 am

              Then this happened….who brought it in?

    34. CarolV April 18, 2021 at 7:28 am - Reply

      Missy is wearing that plastic like a boot….

      • CarolV April 18, 2021 at 7:31 am - Reply

        @7:20, George delivers the fish 🐟…
        Missy flew off with the fish in one foot, the “boot “ on the other…. hopefully it’ll drop off…. plastic, not fish!

    35. Marg Iannone April 18, 2021 at 6:50 am - Reply

      Good Sunday Morning OZ fans…..6:06 a.m. Patchoge Lady delivered egg number one….nice to watch! Hope you all have a nice day!

      • Isabella April 18, 2021 at 7:48 am - Reply

        Thank you Marg!…our lady was hanging out in the nest so long…thought she was going to lay one

        • Marg Iannone April 18, 2021 at 8:33 am - Reply

          Hi Isabella – You are welcome Isabella! I’m in Smithtown and have been keeping an eye on OB, Patch & OZ….just a lucky look in this morning. Enjoy the day! 🙂

        • Marg Iannone April 18, 2021 at 8:47 am - Reply

          Hi Isabella, YW! I’ve been looking in with my first cup of coffee…she was showing all the signs….it was nice to watch her go through it. Fingers crossed for George & Missy!😍

      • nfc April 18, 2021 at 8:06 am - Reply

        Marg– thanks for sharing this. I keep checking the two pseg nests besides Oz every day. I have seen the Oyster Bay pair on the nest quite often. Very rarely have I caught the Patchogue pair on the nest. They must have been hanging out somewhere else. I don’t rewind or look far, so probably didn’t see any action on the nest. The first osprey egg on Long Island that we are aware of. Very exciting news. Now George and whoever he is with have to get their act together.

        • Marg Iannone April 18, 2021 at 8:37 am - Reply

          Hi nfc — YW – Looking forward to Oyster Bay chicks again this year. What a great view that is. Nice to see the bird action coming in and over the bay. Feeling so blessed with the gift of these cams. Hope you have a peaceful day! 🙂

        • Isabella April 18, 2021 at 12:42 pm - Reply

          You’re right nfc….thought oyster bay would be the first….here’s a pic of them watching their “grocery store “
          I think the patchoque pair have been hanging out in my backyard and roof….hardly saw them on the nest
          Again this year I can’t scroll back….all pics I post are as I “catch “ them
          Btw….finally went to the arboretum….that tree nest is gone….a few osprey were flying around…one kept going to the tree….it was sad to watch
          Also they were being chased by blackbirds…which they seem to be afraid of……at the arboretum and in the skies above my house…it seems to be outside of the nest area…they spend quite a bit of time chasing each other (the osprey)

          • Isabella April 18, 2021 at 12:49 pm - Reply

            This article may explain the “soap opera “at ospreyz and other nests

      • CarolV April 18, 2021 at 6:59 pm - Reply

        As much as I love scenic views like OZ and OB. it’s fascinating to watch human life going on right below, too!

    36. CarolV April 18, 2021 at 6:48 am - Reply

      Good Sunday morning!
      Both birds were in about 5:38.
      Missy busy rearranging the ever growing plastic collection.

      • CarolV April 18, 2021 at 6:49 am - Reply

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        • CarolV April 18, 2021 at 7:27 am - Reply

          It’s a calm morning, clouds on the horizon over a mirrored bay

    37. CarolV April 17, 2021 at 6:28 pm - Reply

      Video having issues again. It keeps throwing my stream back to the beginning of the 12 hr. spool. So I’m calling it quits. See everyone tomorrow!

    38. CarolV April 17, 2021 at 2:40 pm - Reply

      George got the memo…
      Missy plops down and fish arrives. G doesn’t bother playing keep away….
      She left with the fish in her beak…. always makes me nervous…. good luck!👍🏿

    39. CarolV April 17, 2021 at 1:59 pm - Reply

      George is being told he’s doing a great job decorating but she really could use some fish….

    40. CarolV April 17, 2021 at 1:31 pm - Reply

      Missy is on the perch, wheeping quietly.
      George is bringing in sticks and worrying them in to place..
      Missy drops down, tromping on G’s tail, so she can make her requests heard… and boy is she getting louder!

      • Isabella April 17, 2021 at 3:54 pm - Reply

        Yes… I noticed she has become quite the chatterbox!

    41. Isabella April 17, 2021 at 12:27 pm - Reply

      George doing a little nest tweak before his lady shows up….a little mutual mid morning “snack”

      • Isabella April 17, 2021 at 12:29 pm - Reply

        Busy morning

        • Isabella April 17, 2021 at 12:33 pm - Reply

          Round three

          • Isabella April 17, 2021 at 12:37 pm - Reply

            Is he gone?……..hopefully third times the charm…..and yes yes yes ..turns into 🐣s 🐣s🐣s!

            • Isabella April 17, 2021 at 12:40 pm

              🐣🐣🐣

    42. CarolV April 17, 2021 at 6:53 am - Reply

      George was in @5:38, Missy about 10 mins later. Both left.
      George passed through @6:07 with a fish. Another osprey flew after him.
      Missy came @6:33, chirping…@6:35, G brought her breakfish and off she went, fish 🐠 in foot.

      • CarolV April 17, 2021 at 7:19 am - Reply

        Missy worked her way around to bump G out of the eggcup.
        Nice breeze rippling their feathers.

    43. CarolV April 16, 2021 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      George has nothing but She has suggested dinner plans.
      Probably hungry after losing the last fish.

      • CarolV April 16, 2021 at 7:34 pm - Reply

        Nice, George…. but not a fish

    44. CarolV April 16, 2021 at 4:47 pm - Reply

      Teatime….
      George brings a nice headless fish,. Missy just beat him in, yapping.
      She took it out in her beak…….
      And was back while he was still cleaning his beak, probably less than a minute. Now she’s telling him her sad tale.

    45. CarolV April 16, 2021 at 3:42 pm - Reply

      George seems to be mating more and she seems more receptive,
      Missy is wheeping at him when he comes in and helping work on nest,

      I think they are officially a couple.

      • Helen Rosenblum April 16, 2021 at 4:55 pm - Reply

        Yay! I agree with you.

    46. CarolV April 16, 2021 at 2:40 pm - Reply

      We just had hail on my side of the Island….waiting to see if it works its way to East Marion.

      • CarolV April 16, 2021 at 3:08 pm - Reply

        Lunch 🐠! Head and all! Wow!!!!

    47. CarolV April 16, 2021 at 10:41 am - Reply

      Missy brought seaweed for the nest…
      George brought his best moves

    48. CarolV April 16, 2021 at 9:04 am - Reply

      So much for the forecast! Supposed to be raining…
      George does some nestorating, with a helping beak from Missy and finds a fishtail. He’s working on it as I post

      • CarolV April 16, 2021 at 9:15 am - Reply

        ….and the fish 🐟 stands alone….

    49. CarolV April 16, 2021 at 8:15 am - Reply

      To the winner goes the fish…. Missy had even gone after George when he dropped done during the fight!
      Now it’s time for breakfish…

      • Admin Mary Anne April 16, 2021 at 8:39 am - Reply

        Misplaced aggression,it’s quite common when there are intruders. Poor George, he just wanted to deliver that fish.

        • CarolV April 16, 2021 at 9:11 am - Reply

          It was as if he was torn between backing her up and delivering fish “look what I have “.

      • nfc April 16, 2021 at 10:58 am - Reply

        Carol and June— you both caught some great pictures. I feel sorry for that female that was stepped on. That had to hurt. I don’t know who is who at this point. I hope George settles down with one female and some peace happens at this nest.

        • CarolV April 16, 2021 at 11:53 am - Reply

          I don’t remember seeing that before… savage fighting but not that pin-to-the-mat move! And I was concerned for that bird too!
          And I can’t say often enough….. less drama; 🥚s and 🐣s!!! That’s what we want!
          We’ve had enough real life drama this past year+
          We need some happy!

        • June c April 17, 2021 at 7:49 am - Reply

          I have been watching OZ since 2015…there have been fights between Ospreys…Osprey being knocked off nest…once George had claw wound on his breast…never saw anything like this… hoping no major damage was done to the females wing…

    50. June c April 16, 2021 at 7:52 am - Reply

      7:37..another female ..I not sure who was who…was that J2 going after her..

    51. CarolV April 16, 2021 at 7:49 am - Reply

      Two females fighting. Looks like Missy on top.
      G is in background with his fish.
      Fortunately, the other bird took off

      • CarolV April 16, 2021 at 7:50 am - Reply

        .

        • June c April 16, 2021 at 8:07 am - Reply

          I hope she will be a good Mom as she is protecting her nest….

      • Marg Iannone April 16, 2021 at 8:07 am - Reply

        Terrific pictures, Thank you, CarolV!

    52. CarolV April 16, 2021 at 7:23 am - Reply

      George in with whole fish, tailed by Missy…
      G takes off, with her right behind. I

    53. CarolV April 16, 2021 at 6:56 am - Reply

      Both birds were in about 5:37am. In and out.
      George delivers some seaweed, while at least 2 osprey chase and circle above him. Crowded skies!

    54. CarolV April 15, 2021 at 7:52 pm - Reply

      The nest has been empty most of the afternoon….
      Hopefully they’re sheltered in the trees.
      Wind 💨 and rain 🌧 to continue.

    55. CarolV April 15, 2021 at 2:57 pm - Reply

      Looking damp around the edges….
      Storms supposed to run through till tomorrow…..chilly and windy too.

    56. Paula April 15, 2021 at 1:20 pm - Reply

      Hi All,
      I was watching the video on rewind because it was messing up this morning and then I got busy, but anyway, I know that I saw at least 2 different females and I really think I saw 3. George really is going to have his pick of the ladies. It will just be sad if he chooses someone and it’s almost egg laying time and Jane comes back and evicts her again!

      • Trinity April 16, 2021 at 8:19 am - Reply

        These females have their claws out for sure !

    57. CarolV April 15, 2021 at 9:11 am - Reply

      Missy flew in with this…. thinking it’s a smooth piece of bark? Looks like one across fore nest. She moved to edge far right

      • CarolV April 15, 2021 at 9:14 am - Reply

        Then George brought back the fish 🐠 Looks good sized.
        No games… turned over in under 30secs. Enjoy your breakfish, Missy!

      • CarolV April 15, 2021 at 9:24 am - Reply

        She was back in about 10 mins. Wonder what happened to fish………G attempted mating.
        She flew out and brought a stick.

        • CarolV April 15, 2021 at 9:30 am - Reply

          Another stick… decorating the nursery??? Anxious gramma anticipation!
          Both are intent on happenings off to the right… have seen someone flying toward nest and veering off.

    58. CarolV April 15, 2021 at 8:56 am - Reply

      Video back about 8:40am………. Thank you, Admin and Video People…. still Aidan???
      George landed with a fish; Missy was there and the games begin

    59. CarolV April 15, 2021 at 6:38 am - Reply

      I guess the video is down…. stuck at 4/14 @18:44…. for some reason, my phone shows 19:07….. not that it makes much difference….
      Calling for a gloomy, rainy day, Was forecast that the rain would start overnight but it’s taking its time.

      Hope everyone has a great day and will check in later to see what the birds are up to.

    60. CarolV April 14, 2021 at 6:08 pm - Reply

      Good size fish 🐟 brought by G…
      Someone landed behind him
      And he’s off….

      • CarolV April 14, 2021 at 6:33 pm - Reply

        Video having issues all day… right now the timeline is almost 15 mins slow…. with the circle ⭕️ of doom popping in and out. So not sure we will see what happens with this fish

        • Admin Mary Anne April 14, 2021 at 8:26 pm - Reply

          Carol, I reported the issue and it will be checked out tomorrow.

          • CarolV April 15, 2021 at 6:39 am - Reply

            TY, Mary Anne, Can always count on you.

            • Admin Mary Anne April 15, 2021 at 9:18 am

              Thank you, Carol, yes, it is still Aidan taking care of the issues.

    61. Paula April 14, 2021 at 5:29 pm - Reply

      Well, I see the requisite shell has been placed in the nest. I don’t think it feels like home to George without a shell!

      • CarolV April 15, 2021 at 6:40 am - Reply

        You’re right! Nest isn’t complete without it!

    62. Isabella April 14, 2021 at 1:50 pm - Reply

      Posing for the fans

      • Isabella April 14, 2021 at 1:53 pm - Reply

        Somethings fishy…George and the live feed…(not the fish)😜

    63. PattieH April 14, 2021 at 12:05 pm - Reply

      OK So two ladies have been visiting one with heavy front necklace and one that has a lighter necklace? I know it’s George by the dark dot under the left wing but I can’t figure out the Ladies

      • CarolV April 14, 2021 at 12:48 pm - Reply

        That’s the dilemma… just want one to stay and get busy with George and make pretty eggs! With 🐣 to follow!
        No more dating games!
        This latest one seems to be on track. They’re making progress…

      • Isabella April 14, 2021 at 1:58 pm - Reply

        The one in my pic…posing for the fans….seems to be the one staying
        I think j2 has moved on and Jane hasn’t shown up

    64. GinaM April 14, 2021 at 10:09 am - Reply

      He may be acting odd but one thing stays the same… George is still a stud muffin.

      • CarolV April 14, 2021 at 10:27 am - Reply

        No argument! He’s a handsome guy!

      • Helen April 14, 2021 at 1:47 pm - Reply

        Absolutely – he is definitely a catch!

    65. CarolV April 14, 2021 at 9:10 am - Reply

      Video seems to be having a tantrum….
      Caught these two just hanging out, looking comfortable together. Nice to see. Just want George to be settled

    66. CarolV April 14, 2021 at 7:45 am - Reply

      The birds were up early. I was not.
      But I see that both were in about 5:30.
      George brought a fish about 6:13 and turned it over without any fanfare. Missy took it to go.
      She was back, fish in foot, about 6:26. There was a mating attempt and off she went again. Saying thank you?

    67. Isabella April 14, 2021 at 6:47 am - Reply

      She was busy futzing with the nest before breakfish

      • Isabella April 14, 2021 at 6:50 am - Reply

        George and a gorgeous sunrise

        • Isabella April 14, 2021 at 6:53 am - Reply

          Thought he was done with the bela lugosi

          • Isabella April 14, 2021 at 6:57 am - Reply

            Doing the chicken dance

            • Isabella April 14, 2021 at 7:00 am

              Trying for a little sunrise splendor……she wasn’t receptive…..really George I just ate

            • Isabella April 14, 2021 at 7:02 am

              So he decided to sulk

            • Isabella April 14, 2021 at 7:03 am

              Egg bowl prep

            • ChrisH April 14, 2021 at 9:47 am

              Your comments are cracking me up, Isabella!

              And that’s the chicken dance for sure – lol!

            • Isabella April 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm

              Thanks ChrisH!…warms my heart to make someone smile 😊

    68. GinaM April 13, 2021 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      I think we need to do a little comparison of the necklace of the Not Jane and compare her markings to … Gracie. Could it be? Or could it be one of George’s daughters?

    69. theresa rosko April 13, 2021 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      Hi….so I have missed a week or so because I was traveling…I can figure out from the threads what is going on.
      I assume it is George… but who is the new lady?

    70. CarolV April 13, 2021 at 5:44 pm - Reply

      I think this is one of the other visitors… George was sure what to do with her. He flapped, chirped and flitted above her.

      • CarolV April 13, 2021 at 5:45 pm - Reply

        Make that NOT sure… he behaved himself

    71. George April 13, 2021 at 5:06 pm - Reply

      George is holding a fish,,,,She is on perch, wheeping
      As soon as She jumped down, zoom…. the boy is gone…
      She flew out too.

      • George April 13, 2021 at 5:21 pm - Reply

        G came back, with Her right behind… appeared to be flyover…. they guarded together….
        then out…
        I swear she’s flying after him, nagging!

        • CarolV April 13, 2021 at 5:23 pm - Reply

          Next time around, She got it and wasted no time getting out

      • CarolV April 13, 2021 at 5:25 pm - Reply

        Sorry! Just realized I changed my name to George! Too early in the season to be going gaga!

        • Trinity April 13, 2021 at 6:35 pm - Reply

          Haha he is a role model 😀

    72. CarolV April 13, 2021 at 1:55 pm - Reply

      I’m ready for my close up, Mr. deMille….
      What’s my best angle?

    73. Isabella April 13, 2021 at 10:56 am - Reply

      Will be interesting to see if Jane shows up…..this (my opinion) is not j2…..her necklace looked like someone took black paint and brushed it on….pic of j2 from Mary Anne….if this one stays…since a lot of the action and confusion was during the fog….may I suggest the name Misty

      • Admin Mary Anne April 13, 2021 at 11:37 am - Reply

        Hi Isabella, it sure is confusing. I just hope George settles down with one of these ospreys. Lovely name suggestion, although I think the property owners enjoy naming the adults.

      • CarolV April 13, 2021 at 12:40 pm - Reply

        So far Tommy and Christina have chosen couples with George as the male partner….. hopefully, they will ask for suggestions, which could be fun.
        My suggestions would be George and Amal (Clooney) or,,,
        George and Mary (Bailey) “It’s A Wonderful Life”
        Also, both are easy to type….((;^}}

        • Trinity April 13, 2021 at 6:42 pm - Reply

          “ Kay “ was the partner of George Gershwin , classic American composer 🎶

          • Isabella April 14, 2021 at 1:22 am - Reply

            Kay is cute

      • June c April 13, 2021 at 1:38 pm - Reply

        That is a great name….

    74. Charlie April 13, 2021 at 10:36 am - Reply

      G was in with fish @ 8:50 or so. J2 was bothered by another O. Is this Jane? J2 came back seconds later.

      • CarolV April 13, 2021 at 12:42 pm - Reply

        Haven’t seen Jane so far…. several others tho. And not yet 100% on J2…. divided opinions.In any case, if this one stays, She will hopefully get her own name.

      • Isabella April 13, 2021 at 2:07 pm - Reply

        Pics of Jane….I don’t think this is Jane or j2……Jane has a heavy necklace…..would need to see underside of wing to be sure

        • Isabella April 13, 2021 at 2:09 pm - Reply

          New chick

          • Isabella April 13, 2021 at 2:10 pm - Reply

            J2

            • Isabella April 13, 2021 at 2:17 pm

              We know who you are George!…..no more sticks up front!….at least we can identify George…even headless

    75. CarolV April 13, 2021 at 9:36 am - Reply

      Drifting off with his fish buddy…
      Missy seems to have other things on her my nd…..
      At least we know the fish are plentiful!

      • CarolV April 13, 2021 at 9:53 am - Reply

        It’s there… might as well snack…..
        Missy took off just after this

      • CarolV April 13, 2021 at 10:13 am - Reply

        George took off without the fish and Missy still wasn’t interested. Full from her breakfish.

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