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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts
I haven’t seen the little guy yet this morning, but I would be very surprised if he survived the night. That sure was tough to watch yesterday, but that whole process is as much a part of the essence of being an Osprey as is eating a fish. It’s part of the life of Ospreys that was rarely seen before we started putting cameras in nests. As hard as it is, we should not label the behavior as mean or cruel. Being mean or cruel implies that there is intent to do harm just for harm’s sake. Those young were responding to a set of stimuli (very little food being delivered to the nest and the presence of a very small young) in a way that evolution has hard-wired into them. It helps ensure their survival. Nature is not cruel. It is harsh, unforgiving, and often random (had the little guy been born 1st, he would have been just as aggressive as was his sibling), but not cruel or mean.
Paul Henry ospreyzone July 1, 2015 at 8:17 am
Thanks Rob for bringing your knowledge and experience to help us all gain perspective here. We are all saddened by the events that unfolded before our eyes and it’s only natural for all of us to feel and express our emotions appropriately. There have been many issues pertaining to intervention which have been discussed amongst us all. There is no doubt in my mind that the right decision was made, to let nature take it’s course. By the way, that doesn’t equate to heartless, on the contrary, nobody feels worse about this then the apparent decision makers. I say apparent, because when all was said and done, and all the issues were properly weighed, there really weren’t any other options. It was clearly pointed out, by experts, that intervening at this stage could have spooked the whole nest to the point of losing all the young. If the little one was saved, and nursed back to health, what kind of a life would it have had, perhaps caged up in a zoo. I remember when I was younger I saw a golden eagle in captivity, caged behind a wire mesh. I could practically see it’s tears. As far as placing the little one in another nest, such a low probability of success would never have justified the possibility of spooking the nest. There’s a piece of me, however heavy hearted, that believes that perhaps it is better to be born free and die free. We mourn for the little one as we marvel at the wonders of nature.
Thanks for your query, and you have my admiration for persevering. We know very well how tough your job is, including dealing with an anxious public.
Our policy with our Bird Cams project is essentially “just say no” to pleas for interference. The behavior you are witnessing – while seemingly cruel and heartless to us – is natural for many kinds of birds, especially those that feed on variable, unpredictable food supplies. The little nestling does have a chance to survive, but if it does not then that result was “meant to be” by the nature of Osprey breeding strategy. The wonderful things about these nest cameras also sometimes yield the difficult things for us to watch. As you might know, we actually post a “siblicide alert” on some of our cams where we suspect the possibility exists.
I’m copying your note to Charles Eldermire, project leader for our Bird Cams. He may have some additional comments, and he would be the one to ask if we might be able to use your stored files for biological analysis.
Best wishes, and good luck,
John W. Fitzpatrick
Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
It’s also important to acknowledge that intervening can also cause problems of its own—depending on the ages of the birds in the nest, disturbing them can trigger an early fledge. We have restricted the scenarios in which we would even consider intervening to injuries or dangers that are explicitly human-derived. For example, 3 or 4 years ago we were alerted by viewers that one of the osprey chicks at the Hellgate Osprey nest was entangled in monofilament line. We consulted with our partners there (wildlife biologists, raptor researchers, raptor rehabbers) to determine if the monofilament was an issue, and if intervening was both likely to solve the issue AND not have bad effects on the other nestlings. In the end, a quick trip to the nest was scheduled via a bucket truck, the monofilament was removed, and the nestlings all eventually fledged. In that case, all of the permits were already in hand to be studying the ospreys, and we had already discussed how to approach issues in the nest.
Good luck to the young one—hope it all turns out well.
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
I’ve been to your site—great cam! And I noticed the runt in the nest. This is just normal Osprey reproduction. It happens all the time and you should not intervene. It’s tough to watch, but it’s how nature works. Ospreys almost always lay 3 eggs and on average fledge between 1 and 1.5 young each year. They stagger the hatch so there is a spread of ages in the young. That way, if food is short, the first-hatched (and therefore largest) will get enough food to survive while the smaller nest mates do not. If all three young were the same size and there was only enough food for 1 young, none of the young would get enough food and they would all die. If there’s lots of food, the smallest will eventually get fed and can survive. These nest cams can show some gut-wrenching scenes. The most infamous perhaps was one of the very first Osprey cams (on Long Island somewhere), where the smallest young died. One of the adults carried it out of the nest and after several minutes flew back into the nest and fed it to the other young. Waste-not-want-not at its goriest. At Hog Island up in Maine just last week a Bald Eagle came in and took the young out of the nest. Last year at another nest, cameras documented a Great-horned Owl taking young Ospreys out of a nest in NJ or MD. All of these things have been going on for millions of years and Ospreys are doing fine.
Academy of Natural Sciences
This was an interesting addition…. tucked over to the side…..
Poor man never getting any rest in his castle…. fly-over…
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…..
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!”
I hate it when I type their instead of they’re ! And it catches my eye as soon as I hit Post!
Seriously, George???? First time I’ve seen him back at the nest since he brought the whale thru.
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!
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.
OYSTER BAY……….. The kids were up early and getting feisty and even flapping…
Dad delivers a BIG whole fish !
Double team feeding…… and more flapping
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!
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.
Lucy to the rescue……
George tries working on nest and someone stops in,,,,, and left
@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.
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……
Duking it out in barnegat
Too full to keep fighting
Where did mom fly off to?
White sails in the sunset…….
George stops in to say Good-night….
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….
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.
Appropriate decor for their beach house!🏖
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
Calling dibs on the security blanket
I think the chicks are “velcroed” to the nest!😋
Hey mom!…..little elbow room please!
Enjoying a quiet moment….but they’re lurking
@12:44….. George brought a fish and wound up skating out on it….
Hang 5 George!
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.
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.
Mary Anne— thanks for your thoughts. Time will tell. Hope that family has a successful season. I know there was drama at the beginning.
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.
Monday…. busy start,,,,
George and Lucy show within minutes of each other…
Nestoration was priority….. including the ever cute chest-push…
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!
She seems like an “orange” girl
Think she’s letting him know fish delivery is a little late!😜
Thought they were finally having a quiet breakfish til you know who showed up
Kept landing on her and pecking
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
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.
@19:33, George came with fish.
He waited and called but no Lucy. So off he went.
He was back in 10……. waited and called about 25 mins……………… then, bye-bye fishy….
Pretty sunset for facing east……..
Only dropping to 70 tonight…75%humidity and nice breeze ssw11mph. SOD!
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.
I know you watch this nest and was going to ask you about this season
Sorry to see another osprey family tragedy 🙁
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
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.
I almost watched that video, Isabella, for the same reason… next in line. Glad I rethought it!
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.
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…
Aw com’on! Who’s getting spoiled with breakfish in bed?????
Aren’t they something!
Sometimes they barely react when there’s fish
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.
?…….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?
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.
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
Sunday! And a promise of sun …. and a nice breeze…
GM, George, as he shows Lucy is home…
And here she is….
Lucy doing what she does so well!
Fish @7:25…….a nice big one! And that’s definitely a toe grab!
George gets his toe out of the way….. she gets her fish and , big as it is, takes off with a beak hold….
And guess who’s back in a minute, telling George the sad tale…….
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
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!
@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.
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.
George has been in for some short visits.
Someone sat on the perch for about 1/2 hour. Very quiet day……
Checking in at Oyster Bay … Dad just brought a big fish and the trio is waking up…..
I was lucky enough to get some shots of Dad taking off……
@14:31…. fish but no Lucy. Some days their timing is just off!
I thought I saw someone flying but it’s a helicopter….
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
Lucy straighten before leaving….
George is stocking the nest.
A different angle on a mighty chest-push
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,
Now THIS is Lucy……. she went to perch after a thorough look around.
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.
Top pic of G and the flying fish, enlarged
Off he went….
George saw someone fly past…..
Then, she headed in….. Guess who? George was all aflutter but she didn’t stay long.
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..
One of the best ones ever! So cute…..
Oh that Georgie boy!😋
OMG 😲…..too funny..and really George…TMI !
George came in with Lucy RIGHT behind him! I wonder if she follows him around? I haven’t seen any fish yet.
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…
And here SHE is again…. the Other Woman……
George came down…..
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….
George went right out and bought some nice seagrasses …
Then took inventory of what else might be needed….. put fish on the list, George.
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…
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…
Lucy likes her seaweed, as another batch comes in…
Can you guess what George brought?
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.
TOW was hanging around,,,,, and floated off as G came in…
Don’t know who George sees
I don’t remember him impersonating Bela so much past seasons
Maybe wants to apply for a logging job
Showing off his funky feathers
Feather dusting the camera
He’s so talonted !
Primping for their closeup
Getting a little air across the pond
I couldn’t eat another bite!
Relaxing on the security blanket
It’s a compulsion…. whatever their reason for staying off the nest, George MUST have his sticks………
Lucy is on the perch.
Lucy makes a contribution….
I always feel like George must be so proud of himself every time he brings new stuff in! He’s such a character!
I agree! I love watching how he’s so careful about where he places things!
The O’Spreys are living on the perch! Lots of noise- sounds like both – but not coming into nest!
Nice early breakfish @5:14…. and it’s a big one! And Lucy was home….
Nothing like a big breakfast 🥞🍳🥯🥐🍓🍌
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….
Attack of the blackbirds!
They hit multiple times…too fast to get good pics
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
Telling his woes to dad
May I have some more sir?
Mom flies back with a blackbird right on her “tail”
All the while Oliver asking for more fish 🐟
Still asking mom and dad for more
He really was too cute yapping away!
Hope he eventually got some soon
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 horizon.in the 3rd pic….. glad I caught that!
And the Moon rises …. beautifully….
Cool clear night ahead… 54 by dawn. Not much wind and lower (73%) humidity.
I’m getting my strawberries now, in honor of the Strawberry Supermoon….
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…
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..
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.!
As Lucy left, George came in with goop for the nest…..
That was exhausting!
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.
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.
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…
Lucy was in now to claim what’s left of that fish…. is all forgiven?
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!
George was being followed…. look just above G’s head
No Lucy G goes out
George was in before sunrise….
@5:43…. he brought in a fish…. no Lucy
@6:38…. he was back and calling… no Lucy
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
@7:44:29…. Bird with fish on nest… Both left and didn’t see anyone for a while……
And the nest looked like this….
Sorry… that was after George’s delivery of a small tree….
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……………………….
And a bit of seaweed
Pretty….looks like it got its color from lavender on the bay….sunrise
This nest is surely becoming a STICK_IE situation. And Mother Nature is totally amazing! So very enjoyable to keep a watch on.
Good one Irene!
I was going to say it’s branching out😉
Thx for the moon info
Hope it’s a clear night!
Plenty of fish
Two chicks….looks like one extra wide chick 😋
Another interesting nest
Guessing this is one of the fledglings
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
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.
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.
George shifted back to bigger sticks today…..
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….
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.
Dad brought home a garden at Oyster Bay! Chicks are fat and healthy ….
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.
A tree grows in oyster bay
Here they are morning breakfish and late afternoon snooze
Usual morning greetings to Lucy upstairs…..
Lucy was on a cleaning spree…. she was all around the nest moving and rearranging….
@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.
George must have needed a little more breakfish….. he’s back and there’s plenty left for Lucy…..
Though minding his own business…..the pecking order prevails
@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.
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.
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
He’s back and eating his fish…. Lucy, you snooze you lose…..
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.
This just came from above the camera…… tnx, buddy…..
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…
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.
George sees someone coming…. then gets landed on!
Not def. i.d., but could be TOW.
The bird took off as Lucy came zooming in….. chase…
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…
@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….
And I didn’t see him come back……. rude, George! Yes, she’s a P,I,T,A. but you could have shared!
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!
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.
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.
@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.
YAY! Breakfish at 9:32….. A very hungry crazybird arrived and left within seconds…
Off she goes…
George took time to move furniture before he went…
Oyster Bay… the 3 chicks are doing well….. off to an early start with breakfish….. the first of several feedings already today
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….
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….
Hard to tell from this pic
If you’re right chick had already passed
Such a shame…..so sad
Hog island always has stunning sunsets
Sad that two great dads ( George and Steve) have no chicks this season 🙁
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!
Is Dunrovin the nest on a ranch?
Barnegat family portrait
Yes it is, a horse ranch, they put that cam up years ago.
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
yes its in Lolo Montana-sorry I just saw your question-thank you & Carol for all your wonderful comments
Wow — beautiful skies!!
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
Taking turns exercising those beautiful wings!
Mom’s up on the cable giving them room
Mom takes off and chicks pancake
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.
Lucy hung around, yapping; then went to the perch to continue…
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….
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.
Barnegat today…. well fed and both parents looking over them….