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Belle’s Journey

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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.

*******************
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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    51,392 Comments

    1. CarolV June 2, 2022 at 6:56 pm - Reply

      18:48. We have dinnerfish!
      And a foggy lens….

      • CarolV June 2, 2022 at 6:57 pm - Reply

        Nice one!

        • CarolV June 2, 2022 at 6:59 pm - Reply

          Lucy wobbles off and George settled in

      • CarolV June 2, 2022 at 7:15 pm - Reply

        And she’s back…

        • Isabella June 3, 2022 at 3:51 am - Reply

          Almost looks like a butterfly….or bookends

    2. Isabella June 2, 2022 at 4:44 pm - Reply

      I finally caught a fish 🎣
      Well George did
      Lucy takes it to go..by beak
      Hold on Lucy!

      • Isabella June 2, 2022 at 4:49 pm - Reply

        Alert…sleep…fish…eat…brood
        Repeat

    3. CarolV June 2, 2022 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      🥱💤😴💤💤💤💤💤
      Possibly more rain, starting after 5 til about sunset. Then another round running through the night. 69 now. Hazy, lazy day

      Both parents, especially Lucy, are fussing more with the eggs. Fluffing and turning more. I think I mentioned that Lucy was “cooing” at them. Sweet…:

    4. CarolV June 2, 2022 at 11:44 am - Reply

      George came in to alarm and announced ownership….

      • CarolV June 2, 2022 at 11:46 am - Reply

        Lucy was fussing in the eggcup, pulling out some grasses while quietly talking to the eggs

    5. New Suffolk School Students June 2, 2022 at 10:22 am - Reply

      If our calculations are correct, pip-watch begins tomorrow! Now, can G or L move that stick?!

      • CarolV June 3, 2022 at 3:44 am - Reply

        They certainly are extra attentive to the eggs, rolling and arranging grasses. I believe they react to noises from within the egg. So I’m hopeful we have something viable among the mix.
        Now comes the hard part: how will Lucy do when presented with a little one?
        If all works well, we’re in for some egg-citement!🙏🏽🙏🏽🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞

    6. CarolV June 2, 2022 at 7:51 am - Reply

      I thought this was George but with the wethead look, wasn’t sure
      He was restless, futzing with the egs and then alaming. He took off… highly unusual for G to leave eggs.

      • CarolV June 2, 2022 at 7:54 am - Reply

        Lucy comes in, carrying a partial fish. She’s torn between her fish and her eggies…. You could see the struggles

      • CarolV June 2, 2022 at 7:57 am - Reply

        And eggies won… with fish getting brooded, too!
        If you look closely, it’s tucked under that left shoulder

        • CarolV June 2, 2022 at 9:03 am - Reply

          Lucy back… fishless

        • Isabella June 2, 2022 at 4:52 pm - Reply

          That’s where I keep my snacks 😜

      • CarolV June 2, 2022 at 9:02 am - Reply

        It’s a 50 shades day… and G is back
        He’s been checking those eggies…. Something happening in there? Right now, anyone who hatches got some growling to do before WE see them!

        • CarolV June 2, 2022 at 9:13 am - Reply

          OK… you know I meant GROWING…
          But growling did make me laugh when I reread this after it posted! Pictured a little bobble head with a growly face…..

    7. CarolV June 2, 2022 at 7:08 am - Reply

      This looks like I feel!
      So good morning, Ms Lucy. I got a late start so don’t know if G has been in.
      Still raining and gloomy on my side of the Island too. Temp about 60 heading to a high of 70 under clearing skies. Almost no wind @1mph from the E.

      Have been trying to figure out if that original log was rolled or added to… the jury is still out… just looks very crowded

    8. Isabella June 2, 2022 at 1:17 am - Reply

      Can’t see Lucy….what I can see is the log!
      Would have loved to have seen it transported to the nest!
      Nighty night ospreyz

      • CarolV June 2, 2022 at 7:12 am - Reply

        Yes!!! L barely got her beak on it. Even her talons must have been a challenge!

    9. CarolV June 1, 2022 at 8:24 pm - Reply

      GN, Lucy….
      Rain a possibility all night. Temps 57-59; winds SE@4mph

      HAGN!

    10. CarolV June 1, 2022 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      Not sure what’s happening…
      Lucy repeatedly yammering; looking towards perch… even started up at least 2x, as if going after someone
      George yelling loudly, nearby and from perch. Noisy!

      • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 6:59 pm - Reply

        Dinnerfish! Might have still had head. Maybe that’s what all the noise was about…was G already upstairs but guarding nest with fish in foot?
        Leaving us guessing…

        • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 7:01 pm - Reply

          Or G is just that fast at hunting!

      • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 7:03 pm - Reply

        Lucy’s not talking… no time..
        And G is focused elsewhere

    11. CarolV June 1, 2022 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      Lucy is building a log cabin….

      • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 4:46 pm - Reply

        She chased G out….
        And makes me nervous around the nest cup….
        At least this went to the far side

    12. Isabella June 1, 2022 at 2:59 pm - Reply

      Lucy does the balance beam
      Then balances on George’s tail
      Rude awakening…the look on his face!

      • Isabella June 1, 2022 at 3:01 pm - Reply

        My turn

        • Isabella June 1, 2022 at 3:04 pm - Reply

          Lucy tried to fill our request to move the log

          • Isabella June 1, 2022 at 3:06 pm - Reply

            Seems to bother her just as much

            • Isabella June 1, 2022 at 3:10 pm

              She gave it her all🤔🤨

            • Isabella June 1, 2022 at 3:12 pm

              Oh well
              I’ll use it as a tail rest

    13. CarolV June 1, 2022 at 1:12 pm - Reply

      I id’d that as George on the eggs

      • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 1:14 pm - Reply

        … until I saw what was brought in and thought ut looked like a G delivery, especially when the sitter refused to go…

        • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 1:17 pm - Reply

          Nope… this was Lucy bringing a log! She could barely get a beak on it!

          • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 1:22 pm - Reply

            G just didn’t want to leave until L eventually walked on him…
            She adjusted the log and found it made a nice tail rest….
            She also pulled a George by positioning it in the growing wall

            • Isabella June 1, 2022 at 3:17 pm

              They like to block our view
              Just when chicks are due!

            • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 4:27 pm

              Of course! Why make it easy? Swear they know we’re here!

          • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 3:07 pm - Reply

            Here goes the view…
            I think it’s the same log just rotated…
            Wishful thinking 🤔 that it blows away……

    14. CarolV June 1, 2022 at 10:45 am - Reply

      And we have fish!!!

      • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 10:46 am - Reply

        Yay, Georgie!

        • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 10:48 am - Reply

          A peek before G settles in

        • Isabella June 1, 2022 at 3:22 pm - Reply

          Have not seen fish delivered in awhile
          Was wondering if there was one yesterday

    15. CarolV June 1, 2022 at 8:52 am - Reply

      Looks like a clump…
      A lot of air traffic but assorted shapes and sizes… G was checking…
      Did I nod off on a delivery? Although L seems like she’s waiting

      • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 9:09 am - Reply

        This time it’s a stick… love how he lined it up with the skateboard!

        • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 9:12 am - Reply

          L made him think he was getting eggs but distracted him with moving a stick, then sunk back on the eggs while he readjusted it….:

      • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 9:15 am - Reply

        “ Com’on, Lucy! Please?”
        “How’bout a fish, skippy?”

    16. CarolV June 1, 2022 at 8:04 am - Reply

      Sun pushing in as temps hit 60 heading for a high of 65. Winds E12mph

      The kids downstairs are a noisy hunch but as we wait, Lucy and I keep drifting off….

    17. CarolV June 1, 2022 at 5:18 am - Reply

      Lucy’s calling for George….. break time.
      Looks like they had some rain.
      It poured here like some one dumped a bucket on the house. Nicee and cool now.

      • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 5:41 am - Reply

        Here’s George… he sends her out for a run

      • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 7:44 am - Reply

        Lucy watching the clouds roll through across the bay… some of those showers fell by me.

        • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 7:46 am - Reply

          G had stopped by to backup L from some pest harassing them

          • CarolV June 1, 2022 at 7:49 am - Reply

            Waiting for Mr Goodfish and this is what G brings

            • Isabella June 1, 2022 at 3:20 pm

              Yes…saw that
              Lucy didn’t seem happy!

    18. Isabella June 1, 2022 at 3:37 am - Reply

      The exchange

    19. CarolV May 31, 2022 at 8:39 pm - Reply

      Winds from the E@13mph with tems 57-58 most of the night. Good sleeping weather
      So SOD. Everyone!

    20. CarolV May 31, 2022 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      Lucy had several episodes when I thought George was incoming but finally @ almost 8pm, he brought a juicy dinnerfish

    21. CarolV May 31, 2022 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      George was back… he’s yelling at someone…. Think I saw large seagull flying….
      Lucy’s shadow movement from above…

      • CarolV May 31, 2022 at 3:36 pm - Reply

        Lucy’s down to take over….

    22. CarolV May 31, 2022 at 2:01 pm - Reply

      This shows the heatwave spreading over the area; only the very shores aren’t effected. It’s also unusual for East Marion to be cooler than my area.. we often have some ocean cooler air…
      Weather forecast says it’s a one day event…. Please be right!

      • CarolV May 31, 2022 at 2:24 pm - Reply

        By not effected, I just meant that we aren’t in that 90+ bracket…. We’re still too hot for May/early June

      • CarolV May 31, 2022 at 3:01 pm - Reply

        East Marion went above… 90 now…85 by me….
        Humidity has dropped significantly and temperatures sliding… yay…. Easier on L

      • Isabella May 31, 2022 at 3:29 pm - Reply

        🥵😡🤬
        Thank goodness for slight breeze and low humidity

    23. CarolV May 31, 2022 at 1:25 pm - Reply

      Guessing that G brought a fish to L, that I missed. Lucy has been out while G sits the eggs.

      • CarolV May 31, 2022 at 1:26 pm - Reply

        Cute wearing his antlers…..

      • CarolV May 31, 2022 at 1:29 pm - Reply

        Here’s Lucy back from her break, with G letting her wait a few minutes before parting from the nest…

        • CarolV May 31, 2022 at 1:30 pm - Reply

          .

          • CarolV May 31, 2022 at 2:11 pm - Reply

            That’s Lucy I think in the top pic, so not sure when she left. But definitely gone longer than the few minutes she allows when she’s not eating…

          • Isabella May 31, 2022 at 3:31 pm - Reply

            They’re a great pair
            Like a well oiled machine

    24. Isabella May 31, 2022 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      🥵!!!!

      • Isabella May 31, 2022 at 12:53 pm - Reply

        Wondering what George is alarming about
        I think he’s complaining about the heat
        Lucy doesn’t seem worried
        Or too hot to care

        • Isabella May 31, 2022 at 12:55 pm - Reply

          1..2..3..4

          • Isabella May 31, 2022 at 1:07 pm - Reply

            Easy…breezy…beautiful
            Lucy

      • CarolV May 31, 2022 at 2:20 pm - Reply

        Love the Vegemeter vitamin mug! Perfect!

        • Isabella May 31, 2022 at 3:34 pm - Reply

          😊

    25. CarolV May 31, 2022 at 11:15 am - Reply

      THANK YOU, AIDAN! Hope you had a restful weekend….

      And hello, pretty Lucy!

    26. Admin Mary Anne May 31, 2022 at 10:41 am - Reply

      Live stream is up and running!!

      • Elaine May 31, 2022 at 12:51 pm - Reply

        Thank you Mary Anne.

        • Admin Mary Anne May 31, 2022 at 1:31 pm - Reply

          You’re welcome, Elaine!

    27. CarolV May 31, 2022 at 8:39 am - Reply

      Good Tuesday morning… unofficially summer after Memorial Day…another month bites the dust!!!
      .. mainland may be getting a heatwave (above 90). We should be cooler with the water surrounding us… low 80s; wind W10mph; and our biggest issue out here, humidity @81%
      April2021
      Look at this competitor last year… must be the Dark Lady… gorgeous!

    28. CarolV May 30, 2022 at 8:03 pm - Reply

      I’ve enjoyed the visit to past seasons while cam is down but hopefully we’ll be back on track tomorrow.

      One more of cutie, Squirmy….
      never thought poor baby would get stuck with her nickname but…..

      Still 74@8pm; only dropping a few degrees to68 by dawn ; winds SW @9mph under overcast skies.
      Meteor shower tonight if it’s clear enough to try for your shooting star to wish on, all the night owls… 1am.

    29. Elaine May 30, 2022 at 5:17 pm - Reply

      My picture is blank with “stream not available”.

      • Admin Mary Anne May 30, 2022 at 6:56 pm - Reply

        Yes, the cam is down. Hopefully it will be back up tomorrow morning.

    30. CarolV May 30, 2022 at 12:47 pm - Reply

      Visit to 2019- 6/26- for a chicks fix…..
      Sunny and Breezy with a headless Jane.
      If you remember, we interpreted legs that year as the nest got deeper and I think the lens got 💩d on by one of the little sweeties
      Hopefully you’re enjoying the weather on this beautiful Memorial Day.. temps 76@noon heading to 80 or so; SW winds @7mph

      • CarolV May 30, 2022 at 1:08 pm - Reply

        2018…. One of the favorites… little Squirmy
        With G & Jane

    31. CarolV May 29, 2022 at 6:08 pm - Reply

      April’21….One of the other women from last Spring… We had a hard time figuring out how many females there were! Think there was at least 2 others that Lucy kicked the 💩 out of.

      Still 72@6pm. Dropping to 58 by sunrise under clear skies w/winds S@9mph
      SOD, everyone!

    32. CarolV May 29, 2022 at 8:58 am - Reply

      From last April, 2021, when George and Lucy were dating…..
      Lucy had several days of epic clashes with either one of the Janes or both…. It’s still confusing looking at pics!!!

      Sunny 😎 day with temps low 70s and breeze N5mph. Happy Spring Sunday!

      • CarolV May 29, 2022 at 9:37 am - Reply

        I just liked this…
        Isabella’s Bela Lugosi model

        • Isabella May 31, 2022 at 1:01 pm - Reply

          Really getting into it
          Talk about emoting!

    33. CarolV May 28, 2022 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      Live stream has been down most of the day.

      As of now. Predicted storm has deteriorated to a 30% chance of a quick passing shower., then clearing skies. Temps dropping to about 59 with winds from the west@7mph
      HAGN

      Enjoy your weekend and take time to honor those who fought for us….

      • Admin Mary Anne May 29, 2022 at 6:05 am - Reply

        It likely won’t be back on until Tues…

    34. CarolV May 28, 2022 at 7:21 am - Reply

      When her head is damp, Lucy’s Eddie Munster look is emphasized…

    35. CarolV May 28, 2022 at 6:41 am - Reply

      GM, Ms Lucy! Happy Saturday! A little bit damp from overnight showers. Some fog for now with a chance of t-storms later today…. 63 headed to 70

      And breakfish by George… decent sized

      • CarolV May 28, 2022 at 6:44 am - Reply

        He must have snuck in because he didn’t get the song 🎵 and dance. Lucy was still happy to greet him and go. G takes over

    36. Isabella May 28, 2022 at 4:33 am - Reply

      Hunkered down for the night
      Like the way neighbors lights highlights nest

    37. CarolV May 27, 2022 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      Was G carrying leftovers or is that it? Just a tiny tail…..:

    38. CarolV May 27, 2022 at 3:55 pm - Reply

      Lucy flew out for a minute and George slid in.
      Lucy came back to find him there and expected him to go…::

      • CarolV May 27, 2022 at 3:57 pm - Reply

        When he didn’t move, she flew out again to pick up a bribe… when that expensive seaweed didn’t work, she gave him a little kick… and got the nest back

        • CarolV May 27, 2022 at 4:11 pm - Reply

          Fog crept back.
          Chances of spot showers early evening with likelihood of rain overnight.

          The sparrow family downstairs is hatched and chirpy… guess this is the second batch for them…

    39. Isabella May 27, 2022 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      Lucy goes out for a quick run
      George takes a turn

      • Isabella May 27, 2022 at 3:58 pm - Reply

        Lucy returns
        George doesn’t budge

        • Isabella May 27, 2022 at 4:03 pm - Reply

          Decides to grab nest material
          Nudges George

          • Isabella May 27, 2022 at 4:06 pm - Reply

            He took the hint
            Lucy gets snuggly with the eggs

    40. CarolV May 27, 2022 at 1:07 pm - Reply

      Flyover….
      George is on perch sounding off; being the guardian.

    41. CarolV May 27, 2022 at 8:57 am - Reply

      George thought he was taking over…..even brought seaweed. He almost landed on Lucy which got her up…. For a minute….

    42. CarolV May 27, 2022 at 7:55 am - Reply

      GM, Lucy on this lightly foggy morning….
      Clearing after 9 am but cloudy with temps to high 60s and S winds @9ph

      • CarolV May 27, 2022 at 7:58 am - Reply

        My inconsiderate dog was getting breakfast when George came in …. Got a quick glimpse at a big fish as Lucy took off.
        George settles in

    43. CarolV May 26, 2022 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      All tucked in and listening to very peaceful bird songs….

      Temps 61-62 all night. Winds from S@6mph.
      Possibly of showers 4-8am.
      HAGN, everyone!

    44. CarolV May 26, 2022 at 7:12 pm - Reply

      Earlier G was casting his shadow again. This is his place now, keeping L company and guarding his nest. Very domestic!

      • CarolV May 26, 2022 at 7:16 pm - Reply

        And then he went a’huntin’!
        Look at that nice fish! Lucy should be busy with that! Just wish she’d get better grips!

        • CarolV May 26, 2022 at 7:19 pm - Reply

          Off she went…
          After that flurry of activity, G looks a little shellshocked but he’s soon on the eggies

    45. CarolV May 26, 2022 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      This was a fish delivery and I managed pics of Lucy announcing and fluffy pants…
      But at least we know she got it!

    46. CarolV May 26, 2022 at 10:59 am - Reply

      Thursday morning… the usual trading places, with Lucy holding her place more.
      G staying close.

      Temps holding around 63-64 with winds@10mphSE

      • CarolV May 26, 2022 at 11:00 am - Reply

        X

      • CarolV May 26, 2022 at 11:06 am - Reply

        Hehe… he thought I was going….

      • Marguerite Iannone May 26, 2022 at 6:05 pm - Reply

        Thanks for the commentary, as always, CarolV!!

    47. Isabella May 26, 2022 at 1:56 am - Reply

      Good night ospreyz
      Good night Lucy

    48. CarolV May 25, 2022 at 9:30 pm - Reply

      George’s shadow covers Lucy as he comes to perch.

      • CarolV May 25, 2022 at 9:32 pm - Reply

        Looks relaxed

      • CarolV May 25, 2022 at 9:35 pm - Reply

        GN, Ms. Lucy
        About 53 now. Temps hovering within a few degrees all night. Light winds @3mph from the SE

        Everyone, HAGN!

    49. Marguerite Iannone May 25, 2022 at 7:21 pm - Reply

      George with a whopper dinner fish for Lucy.

    50. Isabella May 25, 2022 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      Lucy wondering what George is alarming about
      Sometimes I think he likes to hear himself talk 😆

    51. CarolV May 25, 2022 at 11:01 am - Reply

      BRUNCH!
      George now delivers on that right rim making it difficult to get a good shot of the fish but Lucy held it up for. Us…..

      • CarolV May 25, 2022 at 11:02 am - Reply

        Off she went

        • CarolV May 25, 2022 at 11:03 am - Reply

          George took over and got comfy

      • CarolV May 25, 2022 at 11:27 am - Reply

        Lucy was back

      • Isabella May 25, 2022 at 12:32 pm - Reply

        She is many times camera cooperative
        Knows what her fans want!

    52. CarolV May 25, 2022 at 8:10 am - Reply

      Wonky feather alert 🪶!
      Lucy a little squished as she fits in with the skateramp…..
      G is upstairs sounding off… just another osprey day, with lots of sun….
      Temps about 56 heading to 63 or so w/ from the E@6mph

      • CarolV May 25, 2022 at 8:12 am - Reply

        Z

      • CarolV May 25, 2022 at 9:31 am - Reply

        Lucy was out 5 mins or so… little bit of exercise.
        George was a bit reluctant but Lucy not about a feather tug or talon tap….

        • CarolV May 25, 2022 at 9:34 am - Reply

          Lucy angled in and settled. G stayed nearby to let everyone know where he was……
          Headed up

    53. Isabella May 25, 2022 at 6:32 am - Reply

      The exchange
      Get up George!

      • Isabella May 25, 2022 at 6:36 am - Reply

        Lucy sporting late spring fashion

        • CarolV May 25, 2022 at 8:18 am - Reply

          Fashion alert… shows the rogue feathers influence so fashion forward this season!

      • CarolV May 25, 2022 at 8:22 am - Reply

        Group of get-up…. That 3rd photo… we’ve all had that 👀 look at some point! Either counting mentally or playing muzak in her head… patience patience patience……

        • Isabella May 25, 2022 at 12:29 pm - Reply

          Lol!

    54. Isabella May 25, 2022 at 6:13 am - Reply

      Sleeping beauty

    55. Isabella May 25, 2022 at 2:21 am - Reply

      Good night Lucy
      Ospreyz

    56. CarolV May 24, 2022 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      Lucy settled in for night

      Almost 9pm and temp 55… just dropping a few more cool degrees to 52 by dawn under overcast skies; winds from E@8mph
      HAGN!

    57. CarolV May 24, 2022 at 6:46 pm - Reply

      She looks so pretty in this lighting….

      • CarolV May 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm - Reply

        Just after I posted Lucy’s glamour shot, handsome hubby brought dinner!
        They stayed on right but you can just see fish before L took off….

    58. Isabella May 24, 2022 at 4:57 pm - Reply

      Changing of the guard
      Lucy takes a break

      • Isabella May 24, 2022 at 5:00 pm - Reply

        George settles in

        • Isabella May 24, 2022 at 5:05 pm - Reply

          Too close for comfort

          • Isabella May 24, 2022 at 5:08 pm - Reply

            Lucy nudged George with her “foot” to get George off the eggs

            • Isabella May 24, 2022 at 5:13 pm

              upstairs… downstairs
              Enjoying their penthouse nest with a view

    59. CarolV May 24, 2022 at 11:07 am - Reply

      Fish for lunch!

      • CarolV May 24, 2022 at 11:10 am - Reply

        Good one… she was trying to get a good grip. It had seemed she lost an earlier fish as she was back within minutes of delivery

        • CarolV May 24, 2022 at 11:12 am - Reply

          G is still annoyed by the wall Lucy worked on

      • CarolV May 24, 2022 at 11:37 am - Reply

        Lucy brought back some fish to eat at home…
        I think G was hoping for leftovers

        • CarolV May 24, 2022 at 11:58 am - Reply

          Lucy was out getting seaweed

        • CarolV May 24, 2022 at 12:01 pm - Reply

          She chose some lovely art pieces

          • CarolV May 24, 2022 at 12:04 pm - Reply

            And ushered G out…
            Ty for that tail shot, G!

            Is that a satisfied smile?

      • Isabella May 24, 2022 at 5:18 pm - Reply

        Bay to “table”…nest
        🎣

        Fish for lunch

    60. CarolV May 24, 2022 at 9:57 am - Reply

      Trading places continues…
      G has a small stick…to add to that big one. Is the ramp really necessary?

      • CarolV May 24, 2022 at 9:59 am - Reply

        He pushed Lucy out again and is dismantling her wall…. Clashes with his ramp…

    61. CarolV May 24, 2022 at 7:21 am - Reply

      Good morning, Ms. Lucy . Perfect morning for snoozing in…

      A partly cloudy day, 57 now headed to mid60s with winds @9mph from the NE

      • CarolV May 24, 2022 at 7:41 am - Reply

        Lucy is keeping busy futzing…:: she’s got a little wall in the works.

        • CarolV May 24, 2022 at 7:52 am - Reply

          I think G was taking off as Lucy brought in that brick of muddy stuff by her feet…. I think modern muddy seaweed is her design aesthetic

          • CarolV May 24, 2022 at 8:10 am - Reply

            George back with double claws of reeds and pushed Lucy out

      • CarolV May 24, 2022 at 8:32 am - Reply

        L never stays away for long….. and ignores him the rest of the time….
        He retired up above to yell at the skies…

    62. Isabella May 24, 2022 at 1:01 am - Reply

      Ospreyz 💤

    63. CarolV May 23, 2022 at 7:10 pm - Reply

      This was odd. Didn’t see this bird coming in but it just stood like this for a couple minutes. As it took off, Lucy took off behind it…. Was she just backing up G or chasing someone? Hate missing part of the story! Lucy was right back and you could see. The bird flying back to the left.

      Wind out of the SE @8mph . Temps dropping to 55 under cloudy skies.

    64. Isabella May 23, 2022 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      Looking at George…who just flew to perch

    65. CarolV May 23, 2022 at 2:32 pm - Reply

      What do you think? Alfalfa? Or a Hershey’s kiss?
      Going with kiss cause she’s so sweet!
      Of course, it’s just a stick behind her…

      • ChrisH May 24, 2022 at 10:10 am - Reply

        Alfalfa — lol! I was a big fan back in the day!

    66. Isabella May 23, 2022 at 1:55 pm - Reply

      Enjoying the breeze….but not the gnats

    67. CarolV May 23, 2022 at 7:06 am - Reply

      Lucy on the lookout.
      Much cooler day… should stay lower than 70…. Wind coming from the NW@11mph. Much easier on the birds. In general, looks like a good week of seasonal weather
      Happy Monday!

    68. Isabella May 23, 2022 at 5:37 am - Reply

      Lucy takes a break

    69. Isabella May 23, 2022 at 1:56 am - Reply

      Tucking in for the night

    70. CarolV May 22, 2022 at 8:45 pm - Reply

      Lucy had some nestorating to take care of before she settled. She’s got to be feeling so much more comfortable as temps settle back to where they should be.
      Everyone, HAGN!

    71. CarolV May 22, 2022 at 6:59 pm - Reply

      Yammer time… G must be nearby….
      She’s watching that stick as it wobbles with the wind…..

      • CarolV May 22, 2022 at 7:02 pm - Reply

        And here it is! Big fish dinner and Lucy needs the moisture…. And off she goes

        • CarolV May 22, 2022 at 7:04 pm - Reply

          And play time with the kiddles

          • CarolV May 22, 2022 at 7:10 pm - Reply

            Temps falling… cooler 61
            By dawn…. Wasn’t long ago when that was the high for the day!
            About 74 now, with winds from the S @10mph

      • Isabella May 23, 2022 at 2:01 am - Reply

        Think stick bothers her as much as us
        Better one stick then George’s usual collection!

    72. CarolV May 22, 2022 at 5:19 pm - Reply

      No words… at least not that I can put here….

      • CarolV May 22, 2022 at 5:28 pm - Reply

        Got excited… Lucy and that beautiful tail pushing stick out of the way….
        Was just a teaser…..
        Lucy comes; George goes

    73. Isabella May 22, 2022 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      Panting from the heat
      Sounded like Lucy was on perch

      Lucy getting a nice breeze

    74. CarolV May 22, 2022 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      George on the job… slowly cooling down…. 80@3:30

    75. CarolV May 22, 2022 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      Lucy letting in what breeze there is… temps are about 84… with breeze almost straight out of the south. There’s the difference between North Foork and South Fork and being close to ocean… only about 69 by me.
      George is upstairs letting the neighbors know he’s there…..

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