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Belle’s Journey

Written by Dr. Rob Bierregaard & Illustrated by Kate Garchinsky

Take flight with Belle, an osprey born on Martha’s Vineyard as she learns to fly and migrates for the first time to Brazil and back–a journey of more than 8,000 miles.

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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts

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

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

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

Hello Paul,

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

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

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

Best wishes, and good luck,

John W. Fitzpatrick

Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

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

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


Charles Eldermire
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.

Rob Bierregaard
Academy of Natural Sciences
Drexel University

“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. CarolV June 29, 2021 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      This was an interesting addition…. tucked over to the side…..
      Poor man never getting any rest in his castle…. fly-over…

    2. CarolV June 29, 2021 at 4:09 pm - Reply

      OYSTER BAY….
      Mom has been doing her best to shadow the gang. Here there is a fly-over…. I took the pic and had a hard time finding Mom’s face…..

      • CarolV June 29, 2021 at 4:13 pm - Reply

        Mom was more interested in shading the gang than feeding them. Now, their out of control… the kid all the way left is getting fed by Dad and kiddo on right is flapping away…. Mom keeps giving him the “eye”…. like “it’s toooo hot for that!”

        • CarolV June 29, 2021 at 4:15 pm - Reply

          I hate it when I type their instead of they’re ! And it catches my eye as soon as I hit Post!

    3. CarolV June 29, 2021 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      Seriously, George???? First time I’ve seen him back at the nest since he brought the whale thru.

      • CarolV June 29, 2021 at 3:22 pm - Reply

        George had sat for about an hour before taking off. He’s back with the fish and someone landed upstairs….. not anyone he wants to share with.\.

        I started watching the sailboats. I think they were racing and then did some kind of tacking maneuver off to the left.
        And George got tired of having that fish for company…. Bye, bye, Moby!

    4. CarolV June 29, 2021 at 11:52 am - Reply

      Holy Moby Dick! George stops in with his prize ….. someone was chasing him….. while being chased by someone else!
      Once the sky was clear, he was out.

      Sounds like a new batch batch of chicks at the Sparrows’ place.

    5. CarolV June 29, 2021 at 10:54 am - Reply

      OYSTER BAY……….. The kids were up early and getting feisty and even flapping…

      • CarolV June 29, 2021 at 10:56 am - Reply

        Dad delivers a BIG whole fish !

        • CarolV June 29, 2021 at 10:57 am - Reply

          Double team feeding…… and more flapping

          • CarolV June 29, 2021 at 11:00 am - Reply

            Mombrella deployed……. The kids are jostling each other and Mom is having a hard time keeping all covered. Note the temp for so early in the morning!

    6. CarolV June 29, 2021 at 9:29 am - Reply

      It’s been an active morning!
      George was in @4:33… looks like L is there….
      A little while later, Visitor… no idea who it is because I don’t see a necklace….. as George objects.

      • CarolV June 29, 2021 at 9:31 am - Reply

        Lucy to the rescue……

        • CarolV June 29, 2021 at 9:34 am - Reply

          George tries working on nest and someone stops in,,,,, and left

      • CarolV June 29, 2021 at 9:41 am - Reply

        @7:11…. oh, thank Heaven…..
        Lucy comes yelling and beats George to the nest. Smallish piece of fish, which George wisely kicked off before Lucy went for it.
        While Lucy was preparing to go, someone landed on the perch. She seemed reluctant to take off , probably knowing she would be chased. But she eventually did leave.

        • CarolV June 29, 2021 at 9:44 am - Reply


          • CarolV June 29, 2021 at 9:50 am - Reply

            Poor George is going to get stuck in that position!
            This time, after a 15 sec jump on video, there is a 3rd osprey on the nest. Lucy kept stepping closer, waiting for the bird to go but it wasn’t. Lucy finally chases it out and chased it all around over the bay……

    7. Isabella June 29, 2021 at 2:29 am - Reply

      Duking it out in barnegat
      Too full to keep fighting

      • Isabella June 29, 2021 at 2:32 am - Reply

        Where did mom fly off to?

    8. CarolV June 28, 2021 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      White sails in the sunset…….
      George stops in to say Good-night….

    9. CarolV June 28, 2021 at 6:24 pm - Reply

      Afternoon visit….George has a new stick… which wound up out of the way….
      ………….Lucy stopped in then flew way out over the bay to turn and go to the perch…she left from there, too.
      And G went out. Love watching them drift off….

      • CarolV June 28, 2021 at 6:36 pm - Reply

        George was so happy with his big shell, finding just the right place….. and trouble flew in….. TOW….. we didn’t get to see her leave.

        There’s been intermittent graying over of the video all day. We’ve been having trouble with wi-fi and cable . The theory is, there are so many more people out on the Island that the volume can’t be handled. Don’t know if that’s true but it is annoying. Text messages can take hours to be received.

        • Isabella June 28, 2021 at 7:27 pm - Reply

          Appropriate decor for their beach house!🏖

    10. Isabella June 28, 2021 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      Good morning George!….thought this was Lucy first glance…she has such a faint necklace
      Silly George getting ready for incoming Lucy
      Shrinking view for some reason makes me think of Romper Room

      • Isabella June 28, 2021 at 3:02 pm - Reply

        Calling dibs on the security blanket
        I think the chicks are “velcroed” to the nest!😋

        • Isabella June 28, 2021 at 3:06 pm - Reply

          Hey mom!…..little elbow room please!

          • Isabella June 28, 2021 at 3:08 pm - Reply

            Enjoying a quiet moment….but they’re lurking

    11. CarolV June 28, 2021 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      @12:44….. George brought a fish and wound up skating out on it….

      • Isabella June 28, 2021 at 3:10 pm - Reply

        Hang 5 George!

    12. nfc June 28, 2021 at 9:38 am - Reply

      Mary Anne— a chick was just born on the Kent Island chesapeake osprey cam. Is it very late in the season for a chick to hatch?? Will they make it through the summer and be able to fledge and then fly south. It just seems very late in the season for a hatch. My knowledge of the osprey is pretty limited. Thanks.

      • Admin Mary Anne June 28, 2021 at 10:33 am - Reply

        nfc, yes, I was thinking the same thing, it is later than most hatch. Still there is time though to get moving south, even if it ends up going in late Oct. And it is in the Chesapeake Bay, if that chick hatched way up north I would be more concerned. It will be interesting to see how long the parents stay with the chick. I wonder if Audrey will delay migrating.

        • nfc June 28, 2021 at 11:58 am - Reply

          Mary Anne— thanks for your thoughts. Time will tell. Hope that family has a successful season. I know there was drama at the beginning.

          • Admin Mary Anne June 28, 2021 at 2:37 pm - Reply

            That was crazy, everyone thought Audrey 2 was gone for good, that something happened to her. Then she showed up very late and ousted Audrey 3. This will be a strong chick who will grow quickly as it is the only one.

    13. CarolV June 28, 2021 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Monday…. busy start,,,,
      George and Lucy show within minutes of each other…

      • CarolV June 28, 2021 at 9:11 am - Reply

        Nestoration was priority….. including the ever cute chest-push…

        • CarolV June 28, 2021 at 9:15 am - Reply

          And fish for Lucy @7:27…… excited hangry girl got his foot again! Think she needs some little osprey glasses!
          At least it looked like she took it in her foot!

          • CarolV June 28, 2021 at 9:25 am - Reply

            She seems like an “orange” girl

          • Isabella June 28, 2021 at 3:13 pm - Reply

            Think she’s letting him know fish delivery is a little late!😜

    14. Isabella June 27, 2021 at 11:26 pm - Reply

      Thought they were finally having a quiet breakfish til you know who showed up
      Kept landing on her and pecking

      • Isabella June 27, 2021 at 11:33 pm - Reply

        The female was loudly demanding a fish……went on so long swear she was starting to sound hoarse
        Got her fish and took off
        Hope they do well next season

    15. CarolV June 27, 2021 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      Lucy and George were in at the same time. Lucy was on the perch, running thru a lunch menu.
      Before George took off, he stopped upstairs for bonding time. Between Lucy’s squeaks and the shadow puppets. you could tell.

      • CarolV June 27, 2021 at 7:55 pm - Reply

        @19:33, George came with fish.
        He waited and called but no Lucy. So off he went.

        • CarolV June 27, 2021 at 8:40 pm - Reply

          He was back in 10……. waited and called about 25 mins……………… then, bye-bye fishy….

          • CarolV June 27, 2021 at 8:44 pm - Reply

            Pretty sunset for facing east……..
            Only dropping to 70 tonight…75%humidity and nice breeze ssw11mph. SOD!

    16. CarolV June 27, 2021 at 12:17 pm - Reply

      Sadness at another nest I watch….Newfoundland Power Osprey NestCAM/ Snow’s Lane .
      #1 chick (hatched 6/24eve.) fell on #2 chick(6/26morn). There seemed to be a depression and #1 fell headfirst onto #2 and appeared wedged. Mom tried to pull the chick out but couldn’t. When she settled to brood the remaining egg, the two chicks were just outside her body perimeter. Sadly, it appears both chicks died.
      Let’s hope her last egg hatches successfully.
      It’s amazing how many ways chicks can be lost…. as we are learning, being exposed to more osprey-and nature in general- with the proliferation of wildlife webcams. It’s not just survival of the fittest…. it’s survival with a coin toss at times.

      This is Beaumont on the nest and a dark, exotic looking Hope. They have been a couple for several years now.

      • Isabella June 27, 2021 at 11:18 pm - Reply

        I know you watch this nest and was going to ask you about this season
        Sorry to see another osprey family tragedy 🙁

        • Isabella June 28, 2021 at 12:32 am - Reply

          The most horrific tragedy I’ve seen so far is a nest in Finland
          Was like watching a sick twisted mother goose story
          Osprey mom chased a raven off….you can barely see her in the distance….seems the raven injured her…came back to the nest with feathers on his beak
          Attacked two chicks …. reason why?….he took left over fish…..came back…dad chased him off
          Fox took female…..found out surviving chicks relocated to another nest with a pair with one chick?…no camera on that nest
          I didn’t think a raven would do that…only have seen them take eggs….at least the fox took the mom for food
          I don’t recommend watching video…I happened to see it because it came up on auto play when I was watching something else

          • Admin Mary Anne June 28, 2021 at 7:59 am - Reply

            Alma, the female, hit a tree while chasing the raven, fell and the raven attacked her. Very sad. That pair lost their chicks to a goshawk a few years ago. Poor Ossi lost his entire family just like that.

          • CarolV June 28, 2021 at 9:06 am - Reply

            I almost watched that video, Isabella, for the same reason… next in line. Glad I rethought it!

          • nfc June 28, 2021 at 9:35 am - Reply

            Isabella– I saw that video too when it showed up with a video of a breakfast before tragedy. So I checked it out. Very sad outcome. I never thought a raven would attack chicks. Eggs for sure— have seen it on a lot of nests. I was hemming and hawing about posting it. I do remember a goshawk killing all the chicks at a nest a few years ago. It probably was this nest.
            Thanks Mary Anne for the info on Alma hitting a tree. You could see the fight on the ground and then the fox coming. What a terrible tragedy for Ossi. We get to witness life in the wild.

    17. CarolV June 27, 2021 at 11:06 am - Reply

      Early day at Oyster Bay………………. Mom comes back from stick shopping as Dad comes in from dawn fishing trip. The sleepyheads are slow to react,
      Those fuzzy “down” feathers are really popping out. Guess there will be white puffs floating…

      • CarolV June 27, 2021 at 11:07 am - Reply

        Aw com’on! Who’s getting spoiled with breakfish in bed?????

        • Isabella June 27, 2021 at 11:20 pm - Reply

          Aren’t they something!
          Sometimes they barely react when there’s fish

      • CarolV June 27, 2021 at 3:26 pm - Reply

        This was so cute! Dad was feeding Mom and Mom was passing it back to kiddo…….
        If you’re counting chicks, there is one under Mom; I could see an eye and beak before she bent her head around.

    18. g willie June 27, 2021 at 10:31 am - Reply

      Hi all!
      ?…….Has anyone been watching the (only) Newfoundland webcam this season?

      Three eggs had been laid by this past week…..first hatched by Thursday Jun 24, second on Friday……by Saturday night, both chicks were deceased. Parent was seen to engorge itself with delivered fish, while feeding little, if any food to chicks. Suspect that fish delivery is also insufficient supply. Very sad.
      This occurred last year as well, when chicks died from starvation (not cold weather, as had been erroneously posted) [see page 253 here],

      Any comment/insight re: parental behaviour? Potential immaturity? Is this pair’s potential for parenthood doomed for failure?

      • CarolV June 27, 2021 at 2:15 pm - Reply

        Do you belong to the Facebook group…Snow’s Lane Osprey Nest? A more cogent explanation for such young chicks. It’s not likely to be starvation as they carry their yolk within them for 24-48 hrs.

        • CarolV June 27, 2021 at 7:29 pm - Reply

          Pertains to osprey chicks too.

          Technically, baby chicks don’t need anything to eat or drink for about 48 hours after they’ve hatched. That’s because they are sustained by the yolk of the egg, which they absorb into their body just before they break through the shell

    19. CarolV June 27, 2021 at 8:54 am - Reply

      Sunday! And a promise of sun …. and a nice breeze…

      GM, George, as he shows Lucy is home…
      And here she is….

      • CarolV June 27, 2021 at 8:57 am - Reply

        Lucy doing what she does so well!

        • CarolV June 27, 2021 at 9:00 am - Reply

          Fish @7:25…….a nice big one! And that’s definitely a toe grab!

          • CarolV June 27, 2021 at 9:04 am - Reply

            George gets his toe out of the way….. she gets her fish and , big as it is, takes off with a beak hold….

            • CarolV June 27, 2021 at 9:05 am

              And guess who’s back in a minute, telling George the sad tale…….

    20. Isabella June 27, 2021 at 2:19 am - Reply

      Every time I check in on barnegat….red wings are attacking…..I feel bad that they seem to get no peace
      Fortunately from what I’ve seen…they aren’t going after the chicks
      Bet the osprey wouldn’t mind 4 and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie!
      Mom Daisy tries to escape…red wing follows her right back

    21. CarolV June 26, 2021 at 8:52 pm - Reply

      The humidity is wretched! about 88% at the nest and 93% by me. Temp is only about 70 all night and not much wind. Don’t even want to move!
      Next few days, we’re supposed to be a little sunnier and temps rising. The benefit of living on the East End…. while they are calling for 90s by the city in the next few days, we should be staying in the low 80s. Just want the humidity to break!

    22. CarolV June 26, 2021 at 8:22 pm - Reply

      @19:49 chunk o’fish……… George was in about 10 minutes And out…
      I wonder if they are spending enough time together to stay bonded? Lucy seems possessive of the nest but spends so much time away. Even George is spending more time away.

      • Admin Mary Anne June 26, 2021 at 8:29 pm - Reply

        We don’t know if they are perching near each other away from the nest at all. They don’t have much reason to come to the nest except to make sure another pair does not take it over.

    23. CarolV June 26, 2021 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      George has been in for some short visits.
      Someone sat on the perch for about 1/2 hour. Very quiet day……

    24. CarolV June 26, 2021 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      Checking in at Oyster Bay … Dad just brought a big fish and the trio is waking up…..

      • CarolV June 26, 2021 at 3:34 pm - Reply

        I was lucky enough to get some shots of Dad taking off……

    25. CarolV June 26, 2021 at 2:50 pm - Reply

      @14:31…. fish but no Lucy. Some days their timing is just off!

      I thought I saw someone flying but it’s a helicopter….

    26. CarolV June 26, 2021 at 9:33 am - Reply

      Saturday off to a slow start…. chance of a shower mid-morning.
      George and Lucy come in.
      George says hello to Lucy, on the perch. And Lucy comes down

      • CarolV June 26, 2021 at 9:36 am - Reply

        Lucy straighten before leaving….
        George is stocking the nest.

        • CarolV June 26, 2021 at 9:38 am - Reply

          A different angle on a mighty chest-push

    27. CarolV June 25, 2021 at 8:43 pm - Reply

      Was expecting this to be Lucy, this late, so her color threw me off. Bot it’s TOW. Amazing how comfortable she is in this nest.
      She flew out over the water,

      • CarolV June 25, 2021 at 8:45 pm - Reply

        Now THIS is Lucy……. she went to perch after a thorough look around.

    28. CarolV June 25, 2021 at 7:10 pm - Reply

      George brought a stick @18:33, worked around the nest then went up to perch. His shadow left @18:38……
      Here he is @18:44… the silver fish surfer….. Pretty sure it’s him.
      He’s not sharing a view for us. He did call for Lucy but of course, now that he has a fish, she’s not here. He’s happily eating anyway.

      • CarolV June 25, 2021 at 7:14 pm - Reply

        Top pic of G and the flying fish, enlarged

      • CarolV June 25, 2021 at 7:21 pm - Reply

        Off he went….

    29. CarolV June 25, 2021 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      George saw someone fly past…..
      Then, she headed in….. Guess who? George was all aflutter but she didn’t stay long.

      • CarolV June 25, 2021 at 5:52 pm - Reply

        Poor boy can’t get any peace…… this time, it’s Lucy.
        She headed to perch
        They both left. Someone came back and headed straight upstairs. Sounds like George..

    30. CarolV June 25, 2021 at 1:54 pm - Reply

      One of the best ones ever! So cute…..

      • Isabella June 27, 2021 at 2:06 am - Reply

        Oh that Georgie boy!😋

      • Isabella June 28, 2021 at 12:40 am - Reply

        OMG 😲…..too funny..and really George…TMI !

    31. CarolV June 25, 2021 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      George came in with Lucy RIGHT behind him! I wonder if she follows him around? I haven’t seen any fish yet.

      • CarolV June 25, 2021 at 12:26 pm - Reply

        This time, George was right up to the camera, making the oddest noise…. wasn’t a challenge but sounded like “help me”…. fluttering so fast he had to hop/climb to the perch…

        • CarolV June 25, 2021 at 12:30 pm - Reply

          And here SHE is again…. the Other Woman……
          George came down…..

          • CarolV June 25, 2021 at 12:34 pm - Reply

            TOW saw her coming and was out before Lucy got there……. Good job!
            There was one brief contact from above but Lucy got to do dual guard poses with George….

            • CarolV June 25, 2021 at 12:39 pm

              George went right out and bought some nice seagrasses …
              Then took inventory of what else might be needed….. put fish on the list, George.

    32. CarolV June 25, 2021 at 8:38 am - Reply

      Foggy Friday…. we had some pop-up storms overnight. Supposed to be a dreary overcast day. Temps to slowly climb to 73.

      G & L both came off the perch., Lucy gliding out and George landing in the nest. Lucy was back in…

      • CarolV June 25, 2021 at 8:43 am - Reply

        After both being out, Lucy delivers a big clump. She does some nestorating as George came in and both worked on the nest. Lucy was suggesting a breakfast menu…

        • CarolV June 25, 2021 at 9:10 am - Reply

          Lucy likes her seaweed, as another batch comes in…

          • CarolV June 25, 2021 at 9:19 am - Reply

            Can you guess what George brought?

    33. CarolV June 25, 2021 at 7:50 am - Reply

      From Thursday….. George starts by challenging and reverts to guarding…… TOW was making herself at home again, despite George’s polite objections…

      And I realized that a fish delivery Weds., which was drawn out because George kept leaving, was probably taken by TOW… not Lucy, as I had said.

      • CarolV June 25, 2021 at 7:54 am - Reply

        TOW was hanging around,,,,, and floated off as G came in…

    34. Isabella June 24, 2021 at 3:02 pm - Reply

      Don’t know who George sees
      Maybe Lucy?
      I don’t remember him impersonating Bela so much past seasons
      Crazy bird!😜

      • Isabella June 24, 2021 at 3:05 pm - Reply

        Maybe wants to apply for a logging job

        • Isabella June 24, 2021 at 3:07 pm - Reply

          Showing off his funky feathers

          • Isabella June 24, 2021 at 3:09 pm - Reply

            Feather dusting the camera

            • Isabella June 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm

              He’s so talonted !

    35. Isabella June 24, 2021 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      Primping for their closeup

      • Isabella June 24, 2021 at 2:04 pm - Reply

        Getting a little air across the pond

        • Isabella June 24, 2021 at 2:07 pm - Reply

          I couldn’t eat another bite!
          Relaxing on the security blanket

          • ChrisH June 25, 2021 at 9:34 am - Reply

            That’s adorable!

    36. CarolV June 24, 2021 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      It’s a compulsion…. whatever their reason for staying off the nest, George MUST have his sticks………
      Lucy is on the perch.

      • CarolV June 24, 2021 at 2:30 pm - Reply

        Lucy makes a contribution….

      • ChrisH June 25, 2021 at 9:39 am - Reply

        I always feel like George must be so proud of himself every time he brings new stuff in! He’s such a character!

        • CarolV June 25, 2021 at 10:52 am - Reply

          I agree! I love watching how he’s so careful about where he places things!

    37. CarolV June 24, 2021 at 11:10 am - Reply

      The O’Spreys are living on the perch! Lots of noise- sounds like both – but not coming into nest!

    38. CarolV June 24, 2021 at 8:28 am - Reply

      Nice early breakfish @5:14…. and it’s a big one! And Lucy was home….

      • Isabella June 24, 2021 at 2:10 pm - Reply

        Nothing like a big breakfast 🥞🍳🥯🥐🍓🍌

    39. CarolV June 24, 2021 at 7:55 am - Reply

      A quick check in Oyster Bay shows both parents feeding from separate fish. Very efficient!…………… Must have been a sight for anyone who saw that burlap coming in! Cool nights need a blankie….

    40. Isabella June 23, 2021 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      Attack of the blackbirds!
      They hit multiple times…too fast to get good pics

      • Isabella June 23, 2021 at 11:10 pm - Reply

        And if the blackbirds aren’t enough….there’s the bully of barnegat
        He was done eating…crop is bigger than sibs…wouldn’t let him near mom to get his share

        • Isabella June 23, 2021 at 11:12 pm - Reply

          Telling his woes to dad
          May I have some more sir?

          • Isabella June 23, 2021 at 11:19 pm - Reply

            Mom flies back with a blackbird right on her “tail”
            All the while Oliver asking for more fish 🐟

            • Isabella June 23, 2021 at 11:24 pm

              Dive bomber

            • Isabella June 23, 2021 at 11:27 pm

              Oopsy……these pics

            • Isabella June 23, 2021 at 11:34 pm

              Still asking mom and dad for more
              He really was too cute yapping away!
              Hope he eventually got some soon

    41. CarolV June 23, 2021 at 9:36 pm - Reply

      George happily straightened the nest….
      Posed in front of the sunset…..
      And did a very thorough chest pushhhhhhhhh,,, almost went over!
      NOTE: the flash of green at the the 3rd pic….. glad I caught that!

      • CarolV June 23, 2021 at 9:42 pm - Reply

        And the Moon rises …. beautifully….

        Cool clear night ahead… 54 by dawn. Not much wind and lower (73%) humidity.
        Everyone, HAGN!
        I’m getting my strawberries now, in honor of the Strawberry Supermoon….

    42. CarolV June 23, 2021 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      This is a looooong fish story,,,,
      George stopped in and left at 19:14. He was back with a whole fish @19:23!

      Lucy came in and when she started showing interest, G took off…

      • CarolV June 23, 2021 at 8:47 pm - Reply

        Lucy waited as George circled back…. he blocked her try…..
        She casually moved a stick then made another move toward the fish…. and he’s gone..

        • CarolV June 23, 2021 at 8:53 pm - Reply

          George was away about 15 mins, looked like he had a few bites.
          Lucy was behind him. She rushed in, and with a flurry of feathers, George flew out and Lucy had the fish.!

          • CarolV June 23, 2021 at 8:59 pm - Reply

            As Lucy left, George came in with goop for the nest…..
            That was exhausting!

    43. CarolV June 23, 2021 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      Someone flew in and landed too briefly and off to the right…. just top pic..
      Lucy was seconds behind and angry……
      And George came in for back up…..
      They spent a little time sitting in the nest before taking off.
      This was the only time this afternoon I saw them in the nest.

      • CarolV June 23, 2021 at 6:32 pm - Reply

        Someone is on the perch and I think they are eating. Watching the shadow, I could see something in one foot being moved and also see the beak seeming to reach down and rip at the item. But no one stopped IN the nest.

    44. CarolV June 23, 2021 at 12:32 pm - Reply

      Look who’s home!
      And look what George did! When Lucy shook her head, droplets flew everywhere…..
      He had a big piece of fish when he headed to the side and it looked like he’d been eating……. Lucy hadn’t shown much interest and left after this…… hopefully to go for a dive…

      • CarolV June 23, 2021 at 12:52 pm - Reply

        Wow! Multi-tasking!
        Lucy was in now to claim what’s left of that fish…. is all forgiven?

        • CarolV June 23, 2021 at 1:20 pm - Reply

          Lucy had tripped over that stick trying to get in …… now, George decides to find a better place for it.
          That upright got moved, too. TY, G!

    45. CarolV June 23, 2021 at 11:53 am - Reply

      @11:40….. Fish….
      George was being followed…. look just above G’s head
      No Lucy G goes out

    46. CarolV June 23, 2021 at 9:51 am - Reply


      • CarolV June 23, 2021 at 9:58 am - Reply

        George was in before sunrise….
        @5:43…. he brought in a fish…. no Lucy
        @6:38…. he was back and calling… no Lucy

        • CarolV June 23, 2021 at 10:09 am - Reply

          Now, this I have no idea what was happening……
          @7:39;;;; George with a stick, no fish. I thought it was George
          @7:44… landing, no fish
          @7:44:27…. Bird w/fish comes in
          @7:44:28… Confrontation
          @7:44:29…. Bird with fish on nest… Both left and didn’t see anyone for a while……

          • CarolV June 23, 2021 at 10:12 am - Reply

            And the nest looked like this….

            • CarolV June 23, 2021 at 10:17 am

              Sorry… that was after George’s delivery of a small tree….

            • CarolV June 23, 2021 at 10:53 am

              And why not one more stick??
              After finding his way off this, George reacted to someone flying over….. and his lovely stick fell overboard behind him…
              Can’t say I’ll miss it……………………….

            • CarolV June 23, 2021 at 11:07 am

              And a bit of seaweed

      • Isabella June 23, 2021 at 11:40 pm - Reply

        Pretty….looks like it got its color from lavender on the bay….sunrise

    47. Irene June 23, 2021 at 9:22 am - Reply

      This nest is surely becoming a STICK_IE situation. And Mother Nature is totally amazing! So very enjoyable to keep a watch on.

      • Isabella June 23, 2021 at 11:28 am - Reply

        Good one Irene!
        I was going to say it’s branching out😉

        • Isabella June 23, 2021 at 11:31 am - Reply


    48. Isabella June 23, 2021 at 2:22 am - Reply

      Thx for the moon info
      Hope it’s a clear night!

    49. Isabella June 23, 2021 at 1:06 am - Reply

      Plenty of fish
      Two chicks….looks like one extra wide chick 😋

      • Isabella June 23, 2021 at 1:10 am - Reply

        Another interesting nest
        Guessing this is one of the fledglings

        • Isabella June 23, 2021 at 1:21 am - Reply

          Red winged blackbird attacking relentlessly
          Nipping at Daisy’s tail while she fed the chicks unbelievably fast!
          Duke was trying to scare it off while also under attack

    50. CarolV June 22, 2021 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      Gloomy, rainy afternoon. George has been in a few times.
      One time, Lucy followed him in and went straight to the perch.
      He sat for about an hour in the rain before taking off.
      He’s been back and calling, so I’m guessing Lucy isn’t here, especially since he hasn’t been “bowing” or waggle-winging.

      Rain should be done for the night. Cooling down to about 55; wnw9mph winds.

      • CarolV June 22, 2021 at 9:07 pm - Reply

        George headed to the perch, which was a surprise…..
        Think Lucy was surprised, too! She came gliding in headed straight up there and kind of faltered back to the nest.
        She spent several minutes, pacing and fussing and looking upstairs.
        She finally flew up and, from the sound of her talons, went on the camera.

    51. CarolV June 22, 2021 at 3:59 pm - Reply

      George shifted back to bigger sticks today…..

      • CarolV June 22, 2021 at 4:03 pm - Reply

        Lucy and George worked together with an intruder…. Lucy saw it coming straight at them. George went up and over the perch……… Lucy was worked up and still ready to fight but realized as she turned that it was George coming back in….

        • CarolV June 22, 2021 at 4:12 pm - Reply

          Lucy did some more work on the nest. She had brought some seaweed in.
          Then, when George left as the rain started. she worked on the nest. She took a dislike to those leaves and had to move them. She moved several smaller things before she got out of the rain.

    52. CarolV June 22, 2021 at 12:51 pm - Reply

      Dad brought home a garden at Oyster Bay! Chicks are fat and healthy ….

      • nfc June 22, 2021 at 4:59 pm - Reply

        So glad to see them healthy. It is a great spot for a nest. Beautiful view. I went there on Sat. and another couple walked up the road and came to see the ospreys. They watch them at home too.

      • Isabella June 23, 2021 at 1:31 am - Reply

        A tree grows in oyster bay
        Here they are morning breakfish and late afternoon snooze

    53. CarolV June 22, 2021 at 6:55 am - Reply

      Usual morning greetings to Lucy upstairs…..
      Lucy was on a cleaning spree…. she was all around the nest moving and rearranging….

      • CarolV June 22, 2021 at 7:00 am - Reply

        @6:26 G brings a big headless fish.
        Lucy comes down and tries to take it but George is not sharing. I wonder what’s up? Seems to be his attitude lately. Grumpy George.
        Lucy is on the perch talking to herself.

        • CarolV June 22, 2021 at 7:31 am - Reply

          George must have needed a little more breakfish….. he’s back and there’s plenty left for Lucy…..

    54. Isabella June 22, 2021 at 1:19 am - Reply

      Though minding his own business…..the pecking order prevails

    55. CarolV June 21, 2021 at 8:34 pm - Reply

      @18:45….. George brought in a fish.
      Someone dropped straight down and moved right. Really didn’t make an effort to take the fish and George was doing the flutter routine. And she took off.
      George went up to perch… I think. . Someone is up there now but sounds more like Lucy….definitely Lucy
      Muggy in the house…. 85-90% humidity. At least there’s a breeze outside.

      • CarolV June 21, 2021 at 8:44 pm - Reply

        George was back, with no fish…
        Lucy came down to chat while George tidied up….

        Wish they’d sit where they can be seen!
        They both left @20:36.

    56. CarolV June 21, 2021 at 11:47 am - Reply

      George brought fish @11:05.
      He waited 20 mins., then took off…… with excess baggage. A stick dropped like a spear.
      He came back, picked through his footful and got his fish…. and out

      • CarolV June 21, 2021 at 1:06 pm - Reply

        He’s back and eating his fish…. Lucy, you snooze you lose…..

        • CarolV June 21, 2021 at 1:11 pm - Reply

          He took off just before Lucy came in….
          When he came back, Lucy was checking but I guess that last bit disappeared.
          She flitted to the perch….. love those talons!….. then came to the “landing” to see if she could help George….
          Both took off after a few minutes.

    57. CarolV June 21, 2021 at 9:44 am - Reply

      This just came from above the camera…… tnx, buddy…..

    58. CarolV June 21, 2021 at 8:58 am - Reply


    59. CarolV June 21, 2021 at 8:32 am - Reply

      Good Morning on this foggy day! Mostly overcast for the day, temps mid 70s; 92% humidity; winds s7mph

      George came in’ Lucy showed a little later
      George works on nestorating…

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

        Lucy went shopping to come home to an intruder…. looks like on the perch. She did her thing and the bird took off. George came in for back=up, jusy in case.

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

          George sees someone coming…. then gets landed on!
          Not def. i.d., but could be TOW.

          • CarolV June 21, 2021 at 8:44 am - Reply

            The bird took off as Lucy came zooming in….. chase…

            • CarolV June 21, 2021 at 8:56 am

              George is on the softer stuff kick again. Seaweed, grasses, smaller sticks.
              Then he just gazes in to the fog. A gentle wind rippled his feathers…

    60. CarolV June 20, 2021 at 8:58 pm - Reply

      @20:36….George dropped straight down and I didn’t notice the fish until Lucy came in begging.
      Lucy made an attempt to get the fish but George took off….

      • CarolV June 20, 2021 at 9:19 pm - Reply

        And I didn’t see him come back……. rude, George! Yes, she’s a P,I,T,A. but you could have shared!

    61. CarolV June 20, 2021 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      Aside from this prize, George brought some small sticks, muddy globs of grasses and seaweed,
      Watched the Highlights video of George’s arrival this March and realized how much he has added to the nest just this year!

    62. CarolV June 20, 2021 at 6:08 pm - Reply

      Caught this handsome guy while the stream was flipping out….. jumped 13 secs, grayed over, jumped a few more sec. repeat, repeat. Seems okay now…. hiccups.

    63. CarolV June 20, 2021 at 3:33 pm - Reply

      Patchogue…. This crow was pushing its luck… osprey was quietly warning but accepting until the crow jumped into the nest. One flap of those big wings and the crow flew somewhere beneath the camera. caw-ing a protest.

      It burst up and flew over the osprey as if trying to frighten it but the osprey barely acknowledged it. Crow landed on that street light down to the left before taking off to greener pastures.

    64. CarolV June 20, 2021 at 3:08 pm - Reply

      @14:18….. George brought a chunk of fish and sat for about 2 mins. calling…. he flew out and I can’t tell if he’s on the perch but I can still hear him calling every few minutes.

    65. CarolV June 20, 2021 at 9:47 am - Reply

      YAY! Breakfish at 9:32….. A very hungry crazybird arrived and left within seconds…

      • CarolV June 20, 2021 at 9:49 am - Reply

        Off she goes…
        George took time to move furniture before he went…

    66. CarolV June 20, 2021 at 8:49 am - Reply

      Oyster Bay… the 3 chicks are doing well….. off to an early start with breakfish….. the first of several feedings already today

    67. CarolV June 20, 2021 at 8:46 am - Reply

      Not much happening here. Haven’t seen – or heard- a fish delivery…

      Both showed early. George was in and out and did his adorable chest push.
      And a blue jay….

    68. CarolV June 20, 2021 at 8:24 am - Reply

      URDAIBAI….. It appears the last chick has passed. When mom tried to feed him earlier, he had no interest. About 11:30 their time, it looked like he was passing. So sad….

      • Isabella June 21, 2021 at 1:47 am - Reply

        Hard to tell from this pic
        If you’re right chick had already passed
        Such a shame… sad

      • Isabella June 21, 2021 at 1:58 am - Reply


    69. CarolV June 20, 2021 at 8:21 am - Reply

      .Happy Sunday!

    70. Isabella June 20, 2021 at 12:18 am - Reply

      Hog island always has stunning sunsets
      Sad that two great dads ( George and Steve) have no chicks this season 🙁

      • winnie June 20, 2021 at 9:05 am - Reply

        looks like a painting-gorgeous-3 beautiful babies in the Dunrovin nest-what beautiful country there-its on my bucket list for sure! Mom & Pop were wrangling over a big stick @ Barnegut Amazing how they dance around the babies-Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads!

        • Isabella June 21, 2021 at 2:05 am - Reply

          Hi winnie
          Is Dunrovin the nest on a ranch?
          Barnegat family portrait

          • Admin Mary Anne June 21, 2021 at 6:42 am - Reply

            Yes it is, a horse ranch, they put that cam up years ago.

            • Isabella June 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm

              Thought it sounded familiar
              Haven’t watched in a couple years
              Took pics of that awesome nest!
              Pics with chicks from today
              Believe there were 3 chicks year of nest pics also

          • winnie June 23, 2021 at 7:33 pm - Reply

            yes its in Lolo Montana-sorry I just saw your question-thank you & Carol for all your wonderful comments

      • ChrisH June 21, 2021 at 9:57 am - Reply

        Wow — beautiful skies!!

    71. Isabella June 20, 2021 at 12:00 am - Reply

      Tucking in for the night
      Kids where awake and looked to have good crops
      Relieved to hear little one passed….he was sooo tiny and I think dominant chick would have pummeled him to death

      • Isabella June 20, 2021 at 12:08 am - Reply

        Taking turns exercising those beautiful wings!
        Mom’s up on the cable giving them room

        • Isabella June 20, 2021 at 12:13 am - Reply

          funs over
          Mom takes off and chicks pancake

    72. CarolV June 19, 2021 at 7:12 pm - Reply

      George does a quick dive. He was up there challenging off and on.
      Now Lucy is yapping up there…..

      We are getting rain and thunder on this side of the Island… it’s one of those rains that smell good…. cutting the heavy air and refreshing the senses with a whiff of earth!
      It’s in the forecast for OZ within the next couple of hours. Temps dropping to about 64.

    73. CarolV June 19, 2021 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      Lucy hung around, yapping; then went to the perch to continue…

      • CarolV June 19, 2021 at 6:45 pm - Reply

        George dropped straight down with a smaller piece of fish….. Lucy better hurry because he’s still eating.
        I think she saw that because she descended like a crazybird….. grab & go….

    74. CarolV June 19, 2021 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      George is feeling the heat…. Air is very heavy; temps in low 80s …..
      He’s been hanging around the nest ….

      Lucy came in. They’re just sitting together, checking out the view.

    75. CarolV June 19, 2021 at 5:09 pm - Reply

      Barnegat today…. well fed and both parents looking over them….

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