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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts

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

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

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

Hello Paul,

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

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

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

Best wishes, and good luck,

John W. Fitzpatrick

Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

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

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

charles.

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Charles Eldermire
Bird Cams Project Leader
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Paul,

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

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

“Interesting. They don’t often take over osprey poles—probably too small for them. They will coopt tree nests, which they can expand. We had a pair of eagles do this on the Vineyard. They built up the Osprey nest a lot and then the Ospreys came home and drove the eagles away, in a David v. Goliath story. The Ospreys successfully bred. They looked tiny in the nest, which sadly blew down this winter.”

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    1. Isabella September 16, 2021 at 2:39 am - Reply

      Bo “bowing” to the sunset

      • Isabella September 16, 2021 at 2:44 am - Reply

        Before there was 3
        This mum from down under finally got up …so I took my pic fast!

        • Isabella September 16, 2021 at 2:52 am - Reply

          Waiting for a fish
          Did not see this fish come in…no way Jesse caught it…so must of been dad

          • Isabella September 16, 2021 at 2:55 am - Reply

            Duke dash delivery #2
            No thanks dad…I’m good

            • Isabella September 16, 2021 at 2:57 am

              Ok….off to find your sister

            • Isabella September 16, 2021 at 3:01 am

              Jesse takes offense to Mr. Crow…and fishflopped to the corner

            • Isabella September 16, 2021 at 3:03 am

              Battle of the wings

            • Isabella September 16, 2021 at 3:06 am

              Cheeky little devil got too close

            • Isabella September 16, 2021 at 3:11 am

              Love when they zoom in!
              Great close up of Jesse and her fish
              Didn’t take long for crow cleaning co. to arrive !

    2. CarolV September 15, 2021 at 11:40 am - Reply

      PORT LINCOLN…. Mom helping remove egg shell as #3 makes an entry….

      • CarolV September 15, 2021 at 12:22 pm - Reply

        Mom got off long enough to get a glimpse at the 3 wiggles

        It will be interesting watching these 3. I’m hoping the close hatching times cut down on bullying. Hoping….. It looks like there is a history of siblicde at this nest, which I’m sure is more common than we want to believe.
        In any case, you can check it out @ Port Lincoln livestream. Since this is OZ, done posting now that the osprey are leaving LI. Wishing them all the usual…
        …..May the wind be favorable
        …..May the sun shine upon you….
        …..May your journey be uneventful….
        ….. And ’til we meet again,
        May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

        Hope everyone has a great fall and winter….. and looking forward to SEEING our nest in the Spring…… think good thoughts that the blob is taken in to custody and off our camera.

        Thanks as always to our admin Mary Anne for keeping us informed and in line.
        Thanks to Tommy and Christina for providing a home to George and whoever…..
        Thanks to Paul for sponsoring and supporting.
        And super thanks to Aidan for his technical expertise in keeping the camera co-operating.
        Not forgetting our posters and commenters ….. I know you all love these birds as I do.
        So happy all the holidays!!!!!

    3. Paula September 15, 2021 at 8:50 am - Reply

      Hi All,
      Has there been any update on getting the camera cleaned? I know it takes planning and all but just wondering if there was anything in the works?

      • Admin Mary Anne September 15, 2021 at 11:59 am - Reply

        Not that I have heard yet, Paula.

    4. CarolV September 14, 2021 at 8:05 am - Reply

      Just a one time post…. you can watch the action at Port Lincoln Osprey.
      It was an epic event because these first two hatched so close together….

      https://www.facebook.com/portlincolnosprey/videos/2006130656212522

      • CarolV September 14, 2021 at 8:22 am - Reply

        Just a few hours later… looking stronger already!
        My biggest problem with this site is I’m not a night owl! By the time I remember to check, they’re all sleeping over there!

        • CarolV September 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm - Reply

          Believe that’s the pip, to the left……… Mom stingy about showing off those kids….

          If that kid works hard, it’ll be out soon with a short gap in age and hopefully some size on it before the “twins” start bonking.

      • nfc September 14, 2021 at 11:58 am - Reply

        Carol. THanks for the video. According to the chat on you tube the third one has pipped. That is good so that they will be close together. At least they have rewind to watch the different cams. I watch one in Australia and one in New Zealand.(not ospreys). I am looking forward to watching this nest as all others are just about finished for the season. It was such a shame that the Chesapeake cam went down just after CJ fledged. That would have been fun to watch the camera around the area. I am not a night owl either.

      • CarolV September 14, 2021 at 12:43 pm - Reply

        btw…. they said a pip on the 3rd egg…. would be nice if they are all close… probably easier on #3

    5. nfc September 14, 2021 at 4:43 am - Reply

      Here is a feeding at Port Lincoln osprey . I hope the screenshot comes through. I have been having trouble with screenshots.

      • CarolV September 14, 2021 at 12:42 pm - Reply

        You did it! I know your pain! I often think I’ve got it covered and am surprised by what posts! OK on Fb because you can delete a mistake! But I have asked Mary Anne more than a few times to get mine straightened out here!
        So TY Mary Anne for your work here!

        • Admin Mary Anne September 14, 2021 at 5:20 pm - Reply

          You’re welcome, Carol!

        • nfc September 14, 2021 at 6:31 pm - Reply

          thanks Carol. it is good having the support of others.

      • ChrisH September 15, 2021 at 9:37 am - Reply

        Adorable!!

    6. nfc September 13, 2021 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      at port lincoln osprey cam two have hatched. The time stamp to see them is 230 am on 9-14-21 if you can find it.

    7. nfc September 13, 2021 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      There is one hatch overnight at port lincoln osprey. the usual video isnt working, but i found another one. the shell is off to the side. there is a little one under the sleeping mom. eggs were laid 8- 3 8- 6 and 8- 9. hopefully we will be able to see more as time goes on.

    8. CarolV September 13, 2021 at 11:55 am - Reply

      Oyster Bay…….. Monday.
      No osprey this a.m., just the janitor…. this handsome guy has been in and out. Even spent 5-10 mins. rearranging and chucking things around. Think he’s moving in!

    9. Irene September 13, 2021 at 10:51 am - Reply

      In case anyone is keeping up with Port Lincoln Osprey ……First hatch happened this morning.

    10. CarolV September 12, 2021 at 6:53 pm - Reply

      OYSTER BAY….. Scanning thru yesterday and now today, I saw no osprey. Last saw them morning of the 10th.
      We had a visit from the roving party peeps and the janitor was by a few times.

    11. Irene September 11, 2021 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks Carol for that nice tribute. And let me know if you have seen the little white chest today at all.

    12. CarolV September 10, 2021 at 7:27 pm - Reply

      Good thoughts to everyone…

    13. CarolV September 10, 2021 at 9:25 am - Reply

      OYSTER BAY…….. Rain, rain has gone away…. and the early bird is looking for his “worm”…. cliche kinda morning!
      Kid lobbying with a march around the nest. And here’s Dad with the delivery

    14. Isabella September 9, 2021 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      Bo and Jesse get excited for dad coming in

      • Isabella September 9, 2021 at 4:27 pm - Reply

        I’ve got your back

        • Isabella September 9, 2021 at 4:29 pm - Reply

          Thanks dad!

          • Isabella September 9, 2021 at 4:31 pm - Reply

            Good size fish for Bo

            • Isabella September 9, 2021 at 4:35 pm

              About 15 minutes later
              Duke brings a king size fish for Jesse

              Love the rain effect on the wings

            • Isabella September 9, 2021 at 4:38 pm

              Good things for those who wait
              Thanks dad!

    15. CarolV September 7, 2021 at 10:43 am - Reply

      This was the osprey rescue Helen mentioned……

      • CarolV September 7, 2021 at 10:47 am - Reply

        ‘I don’t know the area or where this was in relation to OZ….

      • Isabella September 8, 2021 at 2:12 am - Reply

        Thank you CarolV
        Was waiting on the edge for update.
        I don’t think it’s George…..head markings look different.
        Hope this osprey can recover!

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

          Thursday arrived with early morn thunder boomers! Very impressive ones….. still raining….
          No one home but this guy who’s stopped by a couple of times. Even he looks wet……

          • CarolV September 9, 2021 at 11:21 am - Reply

            Computer ( I’ll blame it) acting up. was supposed to post as new thread…..

            I was trying to answer Isabella….. Just to let you know, Holly- who lives near nest- says she has heard George in the trees around the area. There are several nests around there.

    16. CarolV September 7, 2021 at 8:45 am - Reply

      Tuesday morning….. the homebody waits for Dad…. and dad delivers….

      • CarolV September 7, 2021 at 8:53 am - Reply

        Forgot to state Oyster Bay Nest…
        2nd kid shows up….. and here’s dad….. brought her leftovers and took off

        • CarolV September 7, 2021 at 9:55 am - Reply

          I believe this was the 2nd kid getting a 2nd fish (whole this time).

    17. nfc September 7, 2021 at 4:14 am - Reply

      Mary Anne— thanks for moving the new comments to the top. It is easier than scrolling to find the new ones.

      • Admin Mary Anne September 7, 2021 at 6:56 am - Reply

        Thank you, nfc, but we can thank Aidan for that!

        • nfc September 7, 2021 at 8:54 am - Reply

          Aiden— thanks for all you do!!!

    18. CarolV September 6, 2021 at 7:13 pm - Reply

      @6:46…….. Dad flew in right as 2 kids came in…. He took off briefly, just to circle around and deliver to one who is possibly female and dominant of the 2 kids here.

      • CarolV September 6, 2021 at 8:04 pm - Reply

        This kid was waiting around, flying in and out, for about 2 hrs. before Dad delivered the fish claimed by sib. And he’s been in and out several times since…… “no fish for you!”
        Dark there now.

    19. CarolV September 6, 2021 at 6:58 pm - Reply

      zz

    20. CarolV September 6, 2021 at 10:33 am - Reply

      This kid was in early….. very low tide!

      And Dad was laboring!

      • CarolV September 6, 2021 at 10:35 am - Reply

        The local teens find an empty house for their end of summer party…………………..

        • CarolV September 6, 2021 at 11:03 am - Reply

          Dad was watching…. 2nd kid popped in and got her breakfish

    21. CarolV September 6, 2021 at 10:30 am - Reply

      Good Morning!

    22. Isabella September 6, 2021 at 6:47 am - Reply

      The wing span on the chick!

      • Isabella September 6, 2021 at 6:51 am - Reply

        Meanwhile down under
        Nice that they provided perches

        • Isabella September 6, 2021 at 6:52 am - Reply

          Rain rain go away

    23. Helen September 5, 2021 at 7:14 am - Reply

      An Osprey was picked up with an injured wing last night. I am wondering if It may have been George because it was from the East Marion area. Will find out if it going to thee Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Center

      • Admin Mary Anne September 5, 2021 at 9:37 am - Reply

        Thanks for letting us know, Helen.

        • Helen September 5, 2021 at 11:49 am - Reply

          It is now at the North Fork Animal Welfare League. Will find out more later or tomorrow
          .

    24. CarolV September 4, 2021 at 8:42 am - Reply

      OYSTER BAY…… early bird gets the breakfish….. and she watched dad catch it! Looked like dad dove right in bay by nest, circled up to the right and presented it.

      • CarolV September 4, 2021 at 8:48 am - Reply

        2nd kid comes in just too late….
        both took off and a new cleaning crew comes in…… mostly starlings, up to 6-8 at a time, well camouflaged as they hopped about.

        • CarolV September 4, 2021 at 8:50 am - Reply

          Dad provides for 2nd kid.

      • Irene September 5, 2021 at 12:06 pm - Reply

        Hi Carol…..Hope you are well! That is exactly what I saw also. Amazing isn’t it?
        I have been watching for all 3 juvies, One has not been in for breakfast yesterday and today.

    25. CarolV September 2, 2021 at 7:38 am - Reply

      OYSTER BAY……. Stormy night. Lots of wind and rain. The kid who’s been spending her nights on the perch held on tight.

      • CarolV September 2, 2021 at 7:42 am - Reply

        Saw 2 kids in this morning.
        Dad got breakfish for both

    26. Isabella September 2, 2021 at 12:53 am - Reply

      Coming in for a landing

      • Isabella September 2, 2021 at 12:57 am - Reply

        The colors!

        • Isabella September 2, 2021 at 12:58 am - Reply

          What’s a chick gotta due to get a fish!

          • Isabella September 2, 2021 at 1:00 am - Reply

            Catching up on local gossip

            • winnie September 4, 2021 at 3:32 pm

              Hi Isabella-se the babies @ Barnegut-do you think the parents have left already? I know pretty soon they’ll all be gone-sadly

            • Admin Mary Anne September 5, 2021 at 9:37 am

              Winnie, the female, Daisy was last seen on Aug 21st. The male, Duke, is still there and bringing fish.

            • Isabella September 6, 2021 at 6:45 am

              Hi winnie!
              This is the last pic I got of Duke delivering a fish
              He’s still around but hard for me to catch him live(no scroll back)
              His job right now is to do drop offs and fly off
              Daisy is on her vacation…I hope she returns…she was a great mom!
              Will miss Bo and Jesse…they were fun to watch and I think they are extra beautiful osprey

              Duke brings in a good size fish
              Thanks dad!

    27. Isabella September 1, 2021 at 6:11 am - Reply

      I spy 🕵️‍♀️
      Nature’s camouflage
      There is a sparrow family playing on the lawn

    28. Isabella September 1, 2021 at 5:48 am - Reply

      Beautiful background for a beautiful osprey!
      Jesse waiting patiently for a fish

      • Isabella September 1, 2021 at 5:50 am - Reply

        Maybe not so patiently!

        • Isabella September 1, 2021 at 5:52 am - Reply

          I see dad coming

          • Isabella September 1, 2021 at 5:56 am - Reply

            Here comes my pesky sister

            • Isabella September 1, 2021 at 5:58 am

              She lost her balance and lost her fish

            • Isabella September 1, 2021 at 5:59 am

              And waits patiently again

            • Isabella September 1, 2021 at 6:02 am

              Meanwhile…..Wynken, Blynken and Nod….wait for breakfish

            • Isabella September 1, 2021 at 6:04 am

              Dad delivers

            • Isabella September 1, 2021 at 6:07 am

              Still waiting…..

    29. Isabella August 31, 2021 at 1:55 am - Reply

      My fish!!

      • Isabella August 31, 2021 at 2:03 am - Reply

        Working on a night groom

    30. CarolV August 30, 2021 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      OYSTER BAY……………………. It’s a 3 kid morning!
      I thought I saw the 3rd one popping in yesterday and being chased. But I’m not that familiar with their markings to have been sure.
      Nice to see them all together!

      • CarolV August 30, 2021 at 12:24 pm - Reply

        Saw Dad with 2 deliveries and the neighbor stop in.
        Multiple crow crew visits…….
        And a noisy kid hanging around waiting her turn.

        • CarolV August 30, 2021 at 12:26 pm - Reply

          z

          • CarolV August 30, 2021 at 12:37 pm - Reply

            Went back to check and found that one of the other kids left a fish, after eating its share. So everybirdy ate.

    31. Isabella August 29, 2021 at 3:27 am - Reply

      I’ve seen fish delivered here

      • Isabella August 29, 2021 at 3:28 am - Reply

        People watching

    32. CarolV August 28, 2021 at 11:43 am - Reply

      While hoping the nest gets cleared out by next spring, I hope the crew gets some shots of what it looks like from beyond the blob! Maybe more resembles Cousin IT!
      And I just heard osprey voice as I type! @11:41…… Sounded like George….. Hello, dear friend!

    33. CarolV August 28, 2021 at 11:02 am - Reply

      OYSTER BAY….. Saturday began with early rain….. didn’t see the morning meeting of the 3some.
      ……… The light chested kid came in to get his fish from Dad…. @6:40

      • CarolV August 28, 2021 at 11:04 am - Reply

        That one took off ( near end of pier)as dark-headed kid came in…..

        Dad provided……

        • CarolV August 28, 2021 at 11:07 am - Reply

          BOTH neighbor and janitor stopped by

          • CarolV August 28, 2021 at 11:09 am - Reply

            Just before 9:30, Dad stopped in with a leftover but wouldn’t give it to kid who came in.
            2nd kid stopped in. These looked like 2 who had gotten fish earlier.

            • CarolV August 28, 2021 at 11:26 am

              PSEG Oyster Bay…….
              Dad was back minutes later. One kid made the grab before dad could take off again….. wasn’t in a mood to share

    34. Isabella August 27, 2021 at 12:07 am - Reply

      The early osprey gets the fish 🐟

    35. Isabella August 26, 2021 at 1:31 am - Reply

      Bo and Jesse keeping a lookout
      Really going to miss these two
      Bo was a bully at the start…they soon became thick as thieves
      Hope Daisy returns next season…she was a great mom!
      Duke too! (Dad)

    36. CarolV August 25, 2021 at 9:21 am - Reply

      I see the male at the Patchogue PSEG nest has been busy adding, too! I can only wonder what OZ looks like beyond the veil!

      • Isabella August 26, 2021 at 1:24 am - Reply

        I haven’t seen the male since early August….guess I’m missing him when he checks in
        Really don’t see difference in the nest…except for the grass and being lightly arranged by the storm
        What time do you see Him?

    37. CarolV August 25, 2021 at 8:36 am - Reply

      Every body on deck…… Dad starts breakfish service @6:25….

      • CarolV August 25, 2021 at 8:37 am - Reply

        NEXT!

        • CarolV August 25, 2021 at 9:09 am - Reply

          For some reason, this kid ate a share, then left the fish to go skim the water.
          The crows were investigating but weren.t sure of the bounty.

    38. CarolV August 25, 2021 at 7:56 am - Reply

      OYSTER BAY…… Itsy bitsy was bizzy wizzy….. looked better in motion as the web glinted as it moved….. as did the spider.

    39. CarolV August 24, 2021 at 1:37 pm - Reply

      Sunny Tuesday………… started out overcast but lookin’ good now…. 82,,,,,, 69% humidity….. light westerly breeze….

      3 amigos all showed this a.m. Dad started deliveries about 6:15am.

      • CarolV August 24, 2021 at 1:38 pm - Reply

        Nice day for a boat ride,,,,,,

    40. Isabella August 24, 2021 at 1:10 am - Reply

      “Security blanket “ stays put!

      • Isabella August 24, 2021 at 1:14 am - Reply

        We want fish!

        • Isabella August 24, 2021 at 1:16 am - Reply

          To go

    41. CarolV August 23, 2021 at 11:19 am - Reply

      PORT LINCOLN ….. Mom just reluctantly left and dad moves in…

      • Isabella August 24, 2021 at 1:23 am - Reply

        The color of the nest is like a hazy aquamarine …guessing a result of the water…such a beautiful color!
        They always have that turquoise rope
        Wonder what color the eggs really are?

      • CarolV August 24, 2021 at 1:23 pm - Reply

        It is a beautiful color…. just a little choppy sometimes! Slight case of motion sickness!

    42. CarolV August 23, 2021 at 11:03 am - Reply

      Three well fed….

      • CarolV August 23, 2021 at 11:07 am - Reply

        A distant – very distant!-cousin comes by. Tried out the nest for size to enjoy the view…..

    43. Paula August 23, 2021 at 10:51 am - Reply

      Hi All,
      Hope everyone fared well from the storm!
      The blob held strong but from what I saw the camera never went down so that means the nest should be fine, Thankfully!

      • Isabella August 24, 2021 at 1:05 am - Reply

        Hi Paula
        Where I live it was the storm that wasn’t
        Was hoping the “fort” that George built would be blown off
        Think he installed these! 😉

      • CarolV August 24, 2021 at 1:21 pm - Reply

        We did ok out here with the storm…. lotta rain, not to heavy on the wind. Certainly not enough to rip off the roof at the nest!
        But I’m ok with that!!! No roof ripping please!

        • Isabella August 26, 2021 at 1:11 am - Reply

          Was referring to him putting hurricane straps on the blob
          Was hoping wind would clear the blob

    44. Isabella August 23, 2021 at 12:29 am - Reply

      Which way do you think the fish will come?

      • Isabella August 23, 2021 at 12:32 am - Reply

        There’s an osprey up here people!

        • Isabella August 23, 2021 at 12:39 am - Reply

          Now I lay me down to sleep 💤
          I pray the lord gives me fish to eat

          • Isabella August 23, 2021 at 12:46 am - Reply

            Fanfare

            • Isabella August 23, 2021 at 12:50 am

              Only the lonely
              Sometimes this area is so desolate looking

            • Isabella August 23, 2021 at 12:53 am

              Don’t think dad is bringing us a fish anytime soon!

    45. CarolV August 22, 2021 at 6:47 pm - Reply

      OYSTER BAY……………. Even in the storm, dad made sure to feed everyone…. there’s a kid behind that raindrop.

      Later in the day, the trio waited for Uber-eats to arrive…..

      • Isabella August 23, 2021 at 12:26 am - Reply

        CarolV…as always thx for interesting moon info!
        Here’s a fairy festival for you

        • CarolV August 23, 2021 at 10:36 am - Reply

          I know! They have the best rain fairies!

    46. Admin Mary Anne August 22, 2021 at 7:51 am - Reply

      Latest on the storm- “As of 7am – DOWNGRADED FROM HURRICANE TO TROPICAL STORM
      ABOUT 50 MI… SE OF MONTAUK POINT NEW YORK
      MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…70 MPH
      PRESENT MOVEMENT…N AT 18 MPH
      STORM IS MOVING 18 MPH-
      AT THIS SPEED AND MOVEMENT – THE STORM WILL BE PASSING EAST OF MONTAUK NEAR BLOCK ISLAND BY 10AM.. AND INTO
      NEW ENGLAND BY 1 TO 2PM.”

      • CarolV August 22, 2021 at 6:10 pm - Reply

        Always glad when the hurricane steps a few degrees east and passes us by. Died down to tropical storm and dumped a lot of rain. A little water in the basement but I can live with that!
        The Blob looks wet and soggy but still making nasty faces at us………………….

      • CarolV August 22, 2021 at 6:23 pm - Reply

        And MARY ANNE….. I remember Gloria and several others but my first hurricane memory is Carol in 1954. We lived on Hill St., Southampton. It took down all the massive trees all along the street. All you could see looking down the street was tree after tree after tree laying down……… The root systems were massive and, to a 5 yr. old, taller than I was. Maybe that’s why I always have that first fear during hurricanes that a tree is gonna fall on the house!

        • winnie August 24, 2021 at 12:41 pm - Reply

          Oh its so funny you should say that-Carol I am surrounded by woods here in Kings Park-huge trees hang over my garage & bedroom-so whenever theres a storm I sleep in the Den-How will we know when our friends fly south-you guys are more in the know than me? Do you think the parents left Barnegut?

    47. CarolV August 21, 2021 at 9:09 am - Reply

      Good Saturday morning!
      There’s a new batch of sparrow babies chirping from my awning and a hurricane heading straight at us….. quite the contrast!
      It’s scary seeing the projections, with us as X marks the spot! Things may change but in the meantime, good thoughts go out to all who will be effected over the next few days….

      • Admin Mary Anne August 21, 2021 at 10:16 am - Reply

        Keeping my fingers crossed, Carol. I well remember when Gloria hit us in 1985.

    48. Paula August 21, 2021 at 7:06 am - Reply

      Good Morning All,
      I have been watching the morning news here and hearing about Henri coming your way. Here’s hoping everyone who lives in the path of this one fares well. I do hope the wind is strong enough to remove the blob from the camera!
      Stay safe!

    49. Linda Kaplin August 20, 2021 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      Will the camera be adjusted at some point?

      • Admin Mary Anne August 20, 2021 at 9:58 pm - Reply

        Hoping it will, Linda, have not heard anything. When I do, I will let everyone know.

    50. CarolV August 20, 2021 at 9:31 am - Reply

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    51. nfc August 20, 2021 at 9:11 am - Reply

      just before 9am today the Chesapeake osprey CJ fledged. She was born late June 25th. The fledge was at 56 days old. Hopefully she will have enough time before migrating. She has been a joy to watch. Next up is Port Lincoln Osprey with the swaying water.

    52. CarolV August 20, 2021 at 8:51 am - Reply

      Hello, Friday! A peaceful morning before the weekend barrels in! Even the smaller Hamptons are overrun in the summer.
      OYSTER BAY……..
      The Kids await delivery service……
      And do a nice crowded fish dance as they spot Dad….

      • CarolV August 20, 2021 at 8:55 am - Reply

        Incoming!
        “It’s ALL mine!” as she guards her prize……….

        • CarolV August 20, 2021 at 8:57 am - Reply

          Dad stopped to eat before this one………………

          • CarolV August 20, 2021 at 8:59 am - Reply

            Cleaning crew ……
            I don’t know why but I love hearing the crows talking to each other!

        • CarolV August 20, 2021 at 9:08 am - Reply

          And this is the delivery I missed! Thought it was odd that Dad only fed 2!

    53. CarolV August 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      PORT LINCOLN Ospreycam….

      Oh, yeah… other side of the world and downunder……
      Scrolled back to catch sight of those 3 beautiful eggs during an exchange.

    54. CarolV August 19, 2021 at 11:38 am - Reply

      I don’t know about you but this is what I see each time I log on to OZ…. and EVERY freakin’ time it gets me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for that split second
      Can we spell gullible ?????
      Then reality hits……..

      • Paula August 19, 2021 at 8:50 pm - Reply

        All I ever see is the BLOB!
        It sure would be nice to see something.

    55. CarolV August 18, 2021 at 6:24 pm - Reply

      Left computer open to OZ…. Dear George calling again…
      Sounds lonely. Both his ladies desert him??
      Poor boy……

    56. Isabella August 18, 2021 at 11:13 am - Reply

      Hey!…where is everyone?
      Oh well..more fish for me

    57. CarolV August 18, 2021 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Isabella… Heard George @7:08:38 for a bit. But it’s hit or miss. since I generally scroll. Hard to see sound! And, no. haven’t heard any one else.

    58. CarolV August 18, 2021 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Happy Humpday!
      The patient trio…. not really! Just happened to catch them all with their beaks shut!

      • CarolV August 18, 2021 at 9:09 am - Reply

        Minutes later…… fish #1

        • CarolV August 18, 2021 at 9:11 am - Reply

          Fish #2

          • CarolV August 18, 2021 at 9:14 am - Reply

            Last but not least……….. fish #3……
            Bing, bang, boom…. breakfish has been served!

        • CarolV August 18, 2021 at 9:18 am - Reply

          Is that all delivery by Dad? I’m wondering if Mom has gone on vaca.

          • CarolV August 18, 2021 at 9:30 am - Reply

            KNOCK KNOCK! Maintenance…..

    59. Isabella August 18, 2021 at 2:49 am - Reply

      Which one of these is not like the other?
      Hanging with feathered friends

    60. Isabella August 18, 2021 at 2:44 am - Reply

      Mary Anne…..Hi Mary Anne
      57 M/ Bo…..has been sneezing or coughing. Thought due to preening. Though her sibling has not done either.
      Is this a concern?

      • Admin Mary Anne August 18, 2021 at 7:52 am - Reply

        I have seen 56 do it also once in a while. When they preen the powder down may be causing them to sneeze. When the Charlo ospreys were nesting in their original nest, we saw them sneeze quite often!

    61. Isabella August 18, 2021 at 2:35 am - Reply

      Dipping her toes in the bay on a really hot day

      • Isabella August 18, 2021 at 2:38 am - Reply

        🥵

    62. Isabella August 17, 2021 at 4:31 am - Reply

      Think it’s too late to give the fish mouth to mouth !

    63. CarolV August 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm - Reply

      A truly rare bird….
      Sorry… it had me laughing……

      • Isabella August 17, 2021 at 4:22 am - Reply

        Now that’s thinking outside the box!….brilliant
        The Sears Craftsman bird

      • ChrisH August 17, 2021 at 9:57 am - Reply

        Lol — good one!!

    64. CarolV August 16, 2021 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      Just after 6am, George can be heard announcing his ownership. Another osprey can be heard at a distance. Wonder where the closest osprey neighbor lives?
      Again @6:04…. think I’ll let it run just to hear his dulcet tones!

    65. Isabella August 16, 2021 at 12:20 pm - Reply

      Here comes dinner!

    66. CarolV August 16, 2021 at 11:05 am - Reply

      OYSTER BAY……………… Happy Monday!……………. A noisy trio awaits delivery….. but, unless I missed it, they wound up all taking off empty footed.

      • CarolV August 16, 2021 at 11:09 am - Reply

        This kid hangs around the most. He decided to take a quick dive right near the shore, swam out and up; then, another quick dive a little further out before flying away

        • CarolV August 16, 2021 at 11:10 am - Reply

          @7:50am

          • CarolV August 16, 2021 at 11:13 am - Reply

            It pays to stay close to home! I saw Mom in earlier with a clump of dried seaweed. This looked like Dad, but not sure. Nice size fish.
            If that is the first fish, that’s unusual.

    67. Bobbie August 15, 2021 at 12:58 pm - Reply

      That mess looks like something out of a sci-fi movie.

      • Irene August 16, 2021 at 9:21 am - Reply

        First thing that came to mind………………Stranger Things. If you were a fan of that show.

      • CarolV August 16, 2021 at 11:01 am - Reply

        It reminded me of The Blob….. an oldie

    68. Isabella August 14, 2021 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      Too close for comfort!
      Double mint twins react to a fly over

    69. Isabella August 13, 2021 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      Hey!….she’s not sharing!

      • Isabella August 13, 2021 at 6:38 pm - Reply

        Playing keep away with the fish

        • Isabella August 13, 2021 at 6:40 pm - Reply

          My fish!

          • Isabella August 13, 2021 at 6:43 pm - Reply

            Well…the seagulls seem to like it

    70. Isabella August 13, 2021 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      Peek of eggs before she covers them
      This cam is hard to watch….feed is jumpy…water choppy

      • Isabella August 13, 2021 at 6:29 pm - Reply

        What a beauty!

    71. CarolV August 13, 2021 at 9:13 am - Reply

      OYSTER BAY…. busy morning…. the 3 amigos showed up, looking to be fed.
      Dad brought a big flounder but it went with him when he left. Not sure if he held on to it.

      • CarolV August 13, 2021 at 9:17 am - Reply

        Next….fish #2………….. looked like Mom dropping it off…………….. hotly disputed with one, I think the oldest, dominating.

        • CarolV August 13, 2021 at 9:19 am - Reply

          Fish #3…. Dad drops it off……. looks like the 2nd kid, with #3 kid hanging back.

          • CarolV August 13, 2021 at 9:29 am - Reply

            Everyone took off, 2 with their fish

    72. Isabella August 13, 2021 at 5:09 am - Reply

      Don’t know if anyone is still watching
      Came back from vacation to see the nest
      Shocking to see but not too surprised
      George has some sense of humor!
      I still check in…hoping to see a change….guessing Lucy is gone
      Pics of nest before the final curtain!

      • Isabella August 13, 2021 at 5:11 am - Reply

        Weathering the storm

        • Isabella August 13, 2021 at 5:15 am - Reply

          Your ship has come in

          • Isabella August 13, 2021 at 5:17 am - Reply

            Double mint twins

      • CarolV August 13, 2021 at 8:44 am - Reply

        Still checking in, hoping the “sky” has fallen. Looks more well packed, if anything. Hope it was a good vaca!

        • Isabella August 14, 2021 at 2:43 pm - Reply

          Hi CarolV!
          When I check in I don’t even hear them
          Wonder if nest is blocking audio?

    73. CarolV August 10, 2021 at 11:14 am - Reply

      FORTIS ALBERTA- EXSHAW….. Beyond The Curtain………
      Action on the left side………….. One kid took off this morning before 7a.m…… it almost looked accidental. Both chicks were practicing hard. One went up on the near perch, sat for a bit, preening, then looked like he was practicing again. Looked like he aimed toward nest then slipped sideways from view. But did fine, stayed out for a while before coming in to rest.

    74. CarolV August 10, 2021 at 10:41 am - Reply

      OYSTER BAY………….

      Somebody still sleeping at home….

      • CarolV August 10, 2021 at 10:44 am - Reply

        Dad brought a still flopping fish… Claimed and eventually taken elsewhere. Everyone scattered.

        Then one lucky kid at home when Mom AND Dad brought in fish. Dad gave his up.

    75. CarolV August 10, 2021 at 10:26 am - Reply

      Still checking in hoping for “clarity”…. HAGD!

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