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Belle’s Journey

Written by Dr. Rob Bierregaard & Illustrated by Kate Garchinsky

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

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IMPORTANT: Messages from osprey experts

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

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

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

Hello Paul,

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

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

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

Best wishes, and good luck,

John W. Fitzpatrick

Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

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

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

charles.

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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. CarolV August 17, 2022 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      After forecasting a week of dry weather, We’ve had 2 days of sudden new forecasts of “pop-up” showers. Very unpredictable…. Now you see em now you don’t.
      But we do get a nice cloud show!

      • CarolV August 17, 2022 at 5:09 pm - Reply

        There we go… pitter patter on microphone… and now I see the drops. Mom Nature, ever capricious

    2. Isabella August 17, 2022 at 12:44 pm - Reply

      Chick eating what looks like fish jerky…..I thought it was a branch
      George is up to his stick games
      Lucy and George take off

      • Isabella August 17, 2022 at 12:48 pm - Reply

        Chick reacts briefly to fly by
        Keeps chowing down on that jerky
        Sounds like sibling upstairs….possibly complaining they have none

    3. CarolV August 17, 2022 at 11:51 am - Reply

      George just came with some sticks; did some calling.
      He must have dropped off fish because that piece in juvies claws bigger than what he had before

    4. CarolV August 17, 2022 at 11:29 am - Reply

      About as long as he can take…. Started out picking up dropped pieces…
      Then went for the steal!

    5. CarolV August 17, 2022 at 11:11 am - Reply

      Think that’s another juvenile in back, eating.
      This guy has a lot to say. Asking about sharing….ha!

      • CarolV August 17, 2022 at 11:26 am - Reply

        This guy gets close and personal…. Wonder if birds drool? My dog would have a waterfall this close to someone eating!

    6. CarolV August 17, 2022 at 10:50 am - Reply

      Not sure if it’s the same one I saw earlier or not.
      Very quiet at nest. Don’t hear anyone on perch

      • CarolV August 17, 2022 at 10:56 am - Reply

        Skies clearing as clouds roll through

    7. CarolV August 17, 2022 at 10:00 am - Reply

      Too much time on his wings… time to work on his pet project!.

    8. CarolV August 17, 2022 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Too much time on his wings… time to work on his pet project!

    9. CarolV August 17, 2022 at 7:55 am - Reply

      It’s sad this time of year…. Seeing kids alone; wondering how much longer they will be here; knowing Lucy may be on her journey and George is only a few weeks behind.

      Kid munching on a hunk of fish.
      My biggest regret this year is not getting to know these kids well enough to definitively tell them apart .
      The biggest privilege was watching a green youngster suddenly blossom in to a dedicated mother who did such a successful job

    10. CarolV August 17, 2022 at 3:59 am - Reply

      Two on the nest and what? A small tree? Missed it coming in; can’t wait to see what it is…..

      • CarolV August 17, 2022 at 4:18 am - Reply

        Light rain in the forecast til about 9am.
        High for the day only about 74/75.

    11. CarolV August 16, 2022 at 2:40 pm - Reply

      Another kid in. Mouthy.

      • CarolV August 16, 2022 at 2:44 pm - Reply

        Was poking around. G brought some reeds, which got kid hopeful but no fish.
        Got talon hung up briefly….

        • CarolV August 16, 2022 at 2:47 pm - Reply

          Asked sib is he wants to share but no…… let’s G know…..

          • CarolV August 16, 2022 at 2:57 pm - Reply

            Around 14:52, someone doing some excellent sqwaking… sounds like a duck call going flat! Lucy did that more thhan other adults who’ve been here and someone is taking after her.

            • CarolV August 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm

              In the meantime, this kid is hanging over the edge trying to rip a piece off what is apparently an elastic fish

    12. CarolV August 16, 2022 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      Lunchfish

    13. CarolV August 16, 2022 at 9:42 am - Reply

      This kid likes to snuggle in

      • CarolV August 16, 2022 at 9:45 am - Reply

        G came in…:: kid pounced…

        • CarolV August 16, 2022 at 9:46 am - Reply

          George brought piece of fish draped in seaweed

          • CarolV August 16, 2022 at 9:59 am - Reply

            A beautiful day, sunny/ partly sunny; rising to about 77/78. Wind NE12mph.
            George must be putting more sticks on the upper deck

    14. Isabella August 16, 2022 at 4:49 am - Reply

      Hanging talons and tail off perch
      Sleep walking?

      • CarolV August 16, 2022 at 9:18 am - Reply

        Crowded

    15. CarolV August 15, 2022 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      Now 2 kids: 2 fish
      G took off again

      • CarolV August 15, 2022 at 7:57 pm - Reply

        Third kid came flying when G came in again… but he had seaweed… kid begged and G took off.
        Kid tried getting sibs to share….

        • CarolV August 15, 2022 at 8:01 pm - Reply

          And when they didn’t, she flew out and around and took it!
          Poor fid, who was the one who just got a fish,, got a hard bite to the head and a real leg/toe yank!

          • CarolV August 15, 2022 at 8:02 pm - Reply

            .

            • CarolV August 15, 2022 at 8:03 pm

              .victory!

            • CarolV August 15, 2022 at 8:34 pm

              There were sounds coming from perch but couldn’t tell if eating or begging quietly.
              When G came in, it looked like he was cleaning his beak.
              Then he did a little nestorating.

            • CarolV August 15, 2022 at 8:36 pm

              Boat pulling in….

    16. CarolV August 15, 2022 at 7:08 pm - Reply

      Lunch time, this fish was in…. 2 kids were at nest but I had to go without spying on them.

      • CarolV August 15, 2022 at 7:10 pm - Reply

        Oops… already posted earlier…

      • CarolV August 15, 2022 at 7:19 pm - Reply

        This kid settled in… reminded me of Lucy… couldn’t quite commit! Stayed that way for a minute or two.

        Video was acting up, especially the audio.

        • CarolV August 15, 2022 at 7:25 pm - Reply

          G brought a stick… kid gave him a lecture… thinking this one is a female….
          Then he dropped off a fish. I think thre was a fly over. Little commotion and a skip in the video

          • CarolV August 15, 2022 at 7:29 pm - Reply

            The kid grabbed the fish off the nest and moved it. Just stood holding it as G brought seaweed several times. I wondered if someone else brought some. The deliveries seemed close and the kid seemed uneasy.

            • CarolV August 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

              .

            • CarolV August 15, 2022 at 7:33 pm

              Finally settled to eat

    17. Isabella August 15, 2022 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      In their corners…eating
      Sounds like chick 3 on perch

      • Isabella August 15, 2022 at 8:57 pm - Reply

        And I was right
        Chick on perch swooped down for a successful steal!

    18. CarolV August 15, 2022 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      Two kids in, both self feeding….

      • CarolV August 15, 2022 at 1:07 pm - Reply

        And here comes another one!

    19. CarolV August 15, 2022 at 10:39 am - Reply

      AND….. we’re back.
      🎶lonely, I’m Mr. Lonely….
      🎵I get no feathers….: in the mail….

      First look for me…
      Supposed to be cloudy/partly sunny with temperatures high 70s; windsE6mph. Very seasonal and on the menu for the week. For now

      • CarolV August 15, 2022 at 11:15 am - Reply

        Youngster heard….

        • CarolV August 15, 2022 at 11:53 am - Reply

          This kid yammered her way in….
          She snuggled in briefly , did some demanding and out again….

    20. Admin Mary Anne August 15, 2022 at 10:37 am - Reply

      Live stream up- pretty quiet at the nest. But it’s buffering on and off.

    21. CarolV August 14, 2022 at 2:53 pm - Reply

      Prompted by Betsy and having the replay handy, Found out it was Lucy the other evening, taking that long loooong look around the nest. I wavered on calling who that was and landed on the wrong choice.
      I wonder if she’s gonna be there when we get the feed back. It was almost like she was soaking in memories, especially since she squeezed on to the perch after.
      🎵🎶Memories… light the corners of MY nest 🎶

      • CarolV August 15, 2022 at 11:09 am - Reply

        🎶🎵…..(con’t) “stinky fishy smelling memories..
        ……… of the meals that were…..”

    22. CarolV August 13, 2022 at 6:36 am - Reply

      Morning! And what a comfortable morning it is!

      Unfortunately, video playing repeat from yesterday.

    23. CarolV August 12, 2022 at 6:17 pm - Reply

      All 3 kids and Lucy with G sounding off from perch.

      George must have dropped this off .
      One chick flew in yelling, straight to perch.

      • CarolV August 12, 2022 at 6:20 pm - Reply

        Really enjoying!
        Kid upstairs is mumbling.
        Lucy came with another fish. Followed by another chick

        • CarolV August 12, 2022 at 6:26 pm - Reply

          As second kid came in, asking for fish, one upstairs yammered his way down

          • CarolV August 12, 2022 at 6:34 pm - Reply

            That 3rd one took possession,; had a hard time getting fish unhooked from Lucy’s talons.
            Kid on left just keeps eating away.

            • CarolV August 12, 2022 at 6:40 pm

              Lost track. I think that’s #I across the nest still eating first fish.
              Think Lucy is feeding #2 on the right
              And I think this is #3 looking on, waiting wistfully.
              George is sounding off upstairs

            • CarolV August 12, 2022 at 6:48 pm

              I think this is third eating what may be another fish.
              George comes in, back there, and finds the tail , it looked like, from that first one.
              Lucy still on right

            • CarolV August 12, 2022 at 7:34 pm

              Still dinner….
              One kid goes to perch and another is getting fed by, I believe, George.

              Dropping to a cool 64 under partly cloudy skies . Enjoy!

            • CarolV August 12, 2022 at 7:41 pm

              George still feeding away.
              Been a couple of years since he had to work so hard!

      • CarolV August 12, 2022 at 8:38 pm - Reply

        George taking a long long look around his kingdom…….

    24. Junec August 12, 2022 at 7:16 am - Reply

      I have not seen 3 Ospreys in nest for a awhile….I can’t tell difference from one and two….has anyone seen all three…..

    25. CarolV August 11, 2022 at 8:06 pm - Reply

      Just a quick goodnight. Video down.
      Big improvement with temps dropping to high 70s tonight! Slight chance of shower around midnight.

      I’m sure everyone was sent to bed with a full stomach!
      HAGN!

      • CarolV August 11, 2022 at 9:42 pm - Reply

        That’s temps of about 67-68. Good sleeping weather! Generally cooler the next few dsys. Yay

    26. CarolV August 11, 2022 at 3:40 pm - Reply

      Fish time….
      Hey, Dad! Got anymore like this?

      • CarolV August 11, 2022 at 3:41 pm - Reply

        Fish envy…. Wanna share?

        • CarolV August 11, 2022 at 3:45 pm - Reply

          Getting some of her own!
          Probably #3…. Wasn’t as confident on handling or picking off chunks.
          But practice practice practice is what is needed

          • CarolV August 11, 2022 at 3:56 pm - Reply

            As usual, I’m doubting my id. above.
            In any case, another fish with a server this time. Mouthy getting fed

            • CarolV August 11, 2022 at 3:58 pm

              .mom lures kiddo to side

            • CarolV August 11, 2022 at 4:07 pm

              This kid done with his so went for the steal and snagged a small hunk that was left

    27. CarolV August 11, 2022 at 9:17 am - Reply

      Finally getting some rain showers. Only supposed to last an hour or two.
      Guess the kids are playing in puddles

      • CarolV August 11, 2022 at 9:21 am - Reply

        Sounds like George is upstairs

    28. Junec August 11, 2022 at 7:48 am - Reply

      At 6:56.35 a seagull swiped fish that 3 had trouble eating…

      • Isabella August 11, 2022 at 11:11 am - Reply

        Oddly…don’t remember having seen a seagull on nest

        • Admin Mary Anne August 11, 2022 at 11:54 am - Reply

          I have a screenshot from several years ago of a gull swiping an abandoned fish.

    29. Junec August 11, 2022 at 7:22 am - Reply

      Around 6:19 this morning…looks like Lucy is trying to get 3 to leave nest….maybe this is what she was doing yesterday…a parenting thing…telling 3 to get going…
      She did same thing this AM…..I think she knows pretty soon will have long flight and time to build up strength in wings and learn how to fish…if my thinking is correct she is a very smart and wise Mom

      • Admin Mary Anne August 11, 2022 at 7:30 am - Reply

        June, I think what happened if you go back a few mins, is that chick appears to have swiped a fish from Lucy, just out of view, you can hear it. He dragged it into view of the cam and then over to where you saw him. Lucy was very upset and went after him.

        • Junec August 11, 2022 at 7:50 am - Reply

          Thanks MarAnne…

        • Junec August 11, 2022 at 7:55 am - Reply

          Did play it back…he should have waited..she would have given it to him headless…still think she has been a great Mom….

          • Admin Mary Anne August 11, 2022 at 8:10 am - Reply

            Oh yes, Lucy has been a fantastic mother.

            • Isabella August 11, 2022 at 11:17 am

              You don’t bite the hand that feeds you!
              Or steal their fish!

              Lucy is an A plus momma!!

            • Admin Mary Anne August 11, 2022 at 11:54 am

              Big differnce in Lucy from last year! Next year should be even better! Good thing she has George for a mate.

            • Isabella August 11, 2022 at 1:59 pm

              Yes…he’s been so busy fishing…didn’t have time to build a second story!
              Thank goodness!

    30. CarolV August 11, 2022 at 3:39 am - Reply

      We’re waiting!

      Rain has been postponed till after 9am. We really need it. Says 80-90% chance…
      We’ll see….

    31. Isabella August 11, 2022 at 12:35 am - Reply

      One has fish
      One wants some

      Pretty color contrast

      • Isabella August 11, 2022 at 12:37 am - Reply

        What’s up

        • Isabella August 11, 2022 at 12:40 am - Reply

          Grooming in the moonlight 🎼

    32. CarolV August 10, 2022 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      Wonder how much longer…….

      “So I will sail on a starry night…
      On the path to the moon….
      ……….,, a seabird’s flight….skimming the waves,
      Where the fishes play; traveling on..
      ….:.:…………..,…for many a day
      {{ Path To the Moon by E. Thiman}}

      • CarolV August 10, 2022 at 9:19 pm - Reply

        Couldn’t resist one more!
        And now, good-night!

        Geez, I’m old… anyone remember Jimmy Durante(sp?

        And good-night, Mrs.Kalabash, wherever you are?”

        • CarolV August 10, 2022 at 9:21 pm - Reply

          .

        • winnie August 11, 2022 at 12:07 pm - Reply

          I do Loved him-especially his song on the soundtrack of Sleepless in Seattle! Thank you all for the opportunity to watch this cam & these amazing raptors Its been a great season

      • Isabella August 11, 2022 at 1:05 am - Reply

        Silver sails to carry me

        Jimmy Durante …unfortunately most famous for his 👃

      • CarolV August 11, 2022 at 8:42 am - Reply

        Isabella…. Almost used the silver sails verse but thought this more appropriate

        • Isabella August 11, 2022 at 11:21 am - Reply

          Yes
          Sadly made me think of Lucy leaving
          Like it was written for her

    33. CarolV August 10, 2022 at 6:58 pm - Reply

      Full house with all kids home.
      I think it’s #1 on left with fish.
      Can hear Lucy; sounds like she’s on perch

      • CarolV August 10, 2022 at 6:59 pm - Reply

        .

        • CarolV August 10, 2022 at 7:55 pm - Reply

          There was some swapping places and I think G flew in just above frame to land right….
          It seemed like Lucy may have dropped in to the commotion on right as it sounded like G calling on perch

        • CarolV August 10, 2022 at 8:15 pm - Reply

          End of the day…. George was there and go one….
          Crazy bird came plopping in, yapping as a clump was delivered.

    34. Junec August 10, 2022 at 3:12 pm - Reply

      Around 2:29 intruder bounced on 3….turning the fight 3 got in a good peck in the neck on intruder

      • Isabella August 10, 2022 at 5:19 pm - Reply

        Great pics!

        Did our chick have a fish?

      • Junec August 10, 2022 at 5:59 pm - Reply

        I was advised that it was Lucy who landed on 3……mother and chick spat

    35. Isabella August 10, 2022 at 2:32 pm - Reply

      Rare getting them together
      This is what I call the chicks
      Janey has thicker necklace like Jane
      Little Lucy has light necklace like Lucy
      Waldo light if any
      Swear they have identical heads
      I think little Lucy was first to fledge
      Too bad screen was blocked….feed down many times…..really going to miss these chicks….they are beautiful…calm…a pleasure to see

      Has anyone else have names they call them?

      I know CarolV has Waldo
      Wee one/Pixie 🧚‍♀️

      • Admin Mary Anne August 10, 2022 at 3:24 pm - Reply

        We aren’t naming them until I hear back about it…

        • Isabella August 10, 2022 at 5:17 pm - Reply

          Oh…ok
          Thought it was already a no

          Just was wondering what other people were calling them….you know..to themselves

          I don’t even “tag” them when I post….hard to tell them apart unless I get a clear view of chest🤔
          And now that they are flying off and popping up on perch…even harder!

    36. Isabella August 10, 2022 at 2:07 pm - Reply

      Very noisy morning…..everyone seemed to have a lot to say…..lots of alerting
      Could hear other? Osprey in near distance…..or were they talking to each other …..chicks on nest just chilling……never have seen them pancake in response

      Noisy afternoon….someone or more on that 🤬 right side

      • Isabella August 10, 2022 at 2:12 pm - Reply

        Yesterday

        Double mint twins

    37. CarolV August 10, 2022 at 12:39 pm - Reply

      Sniff… 🤧 sniffles…

    38. Junec August 10, 2022 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Next chapter will be who catches their own fish…..
      MaryAnne….time to give these beautiful Ospreys some names…

      • Junec August 10, 2022 at 9:09 am - Reply

        I bet number 3 will be last to leave nest…

      • Admin Mary Anne August 10, 2022 at 3:23 pm - Reply

        It’s not our call, but I did reach out about it, so we shall see.

    39. CarolV August 10, 2022 at 2:05 am - Reply

      😴🎼By the light of the silvery moon….

    40. PattyK August 9, 2022 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      Watching this youngster with the moonlight shining and his/her head down………..emotional moment…always grateful for OZ!

    41. CarolV August 9, 2022 at 8:34 pm - Reply

      Almost full !

      • CarolV August 9, 2022 at 8:45 pm - Reply

        The rain showers are off the forecast….
        And tempss are dropping to about 71-72.

    42. CarolV August 9, 2022 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      HI!!!!

    43. Junec August 9, 2022 at 3:32 pm - Reply

      3 takes flight…Thank you Charlie

    44. CarolV August 9, 2022 at 11:05 am - Reply

      All the action happening off sides.
      Think 2 kids eating, then 3rd (#1) tried to insert himself.
      Just now some commotion may have been a fresh fish delivery?
      Not too informative reporting on guesses.

      Same as first flights . Believe they are all fledged but not sure when. Maybe someone could answer that.

      88 now, heading to at least 90 under increasing clouds. Breez e SW8mph with comfortable humidity@66%…..
      chance of showers later today through evening

    45. Junec August 9, 2022 at 8:51 am - Reply

      Around 9:40 this AM. ..was that #3 first flight?

    46. Charlie August 9, 2022 at 8:22 am - Reply

      Seems we’ve had at least two fledges – scroll back to 6:26am 8/9/22

    47. Junec August 9, 2022 at 8:13 am - Reply

      Good morning all….I saw the kids helicoptering…..did the take 1st flights..if so who and when?….
      Great pictures as always

    48. CarolV August 8, 2022 at 8:01 pm - Reply

      Stuffed…. Good night!💤😴

      8pm…..81 and only dropping a few degs to 78. Breeze SSW12mph and 80% humidity….
      Hagn!

    49. CarolV August 8, 2022 at 7:43 pm - Reply

      So to continue the round table dining, 2 is eating right, with 3 bugging him
      George has delivered 2nd fish to 1, who has had 6-7 min uninterrupted…. And Lucy came home

      • CarolV August 8, 2022 at 7:47 pm - Reply

        She took charge, showing 1 the art of the talon pull…. 3 was cheering her on!

        • CarolV August 8, 2022 at 7:51 pm - Reply

          1 ran over to grab first fish from 2, who has had it for awhile
          And #3 gets fed by mom… and everyone ate happily ever after…

    50. CarolV August 8, 2022 at 6:35 pm - Reply

      Two kids hanging out. They’ve gotten close.
      I saw G go be with a stick and was wondering why kids were excited.

      • CarolV August 8, 2022 at 6:38 pm - Reply

        Turns out, he was also carrying fish around which debris was tangled!
        As he pulled it away, #2 flew slightly off the nest!

        • CarolV August 8, 2022 at 6:40 pm - Reply

          #3 is demanding of #2

          • CarolV August 8, 2022 at 6:42 pm - Reply

            While 3 begs from 2, #1 comes home

            • CarolV August 8, 2022 at 7:38 pm

              George comes in with 2nd fish, which worked well for1

    51. CarolV August 8, 2022 at 6:13 pm - Reply

      🤔 can ya see me now??

    52. CarolV August 8, 2022 at 4:31 pm - Reply

      3 trying hard to steal or get sib to feed him….

      • CarolV August 8, 2022 at 4:32 pm - Reply

        .

        • CarolV August 8, 2022 at 4:35 pm - Reply

          George rides in on magic seaweed rug… a

          • CarolV August 8, 2022 at 4:50 pm - Reply

            Sometimes refuses to post then doubles…. Sorry… I surrender!

        • CarolV August 8, 2022 at 4:48 pm - Reply

          George rides in on magic seaweed rug…

    53. CarolV August 8, 2022 at 2:11 pm - Reply

      Happiness is cool fishy.
      Back kid, who flew in a bit ago, is right there to be fed by G.
      Front kid, presumably #3, waits

    54. CarolV August 8, 2022 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      Sib, probably 3 , watching as kid takes off. Sib was out of sight as 3 watched overhead flyer.
      At one point. There were shadows from perch area

      • CarolV August 8, 2022 at 1:20 pm - Reply

        Of course, we can’t know if this was maiden flight.

        • CarolV August 8, 2022 at 1:22 pm - Reply

          Kid , presumably, in air to right

        • CarolV August 8, 2022 at 4:14 pm - Reply

          GOT THE WORD
          this was not first flight for#2

    55. CarolV August 8, 2022 at 11:50 am - Reply

      Back to the business of stuffing a 🦅…

      • CarolV August 8, 2022 at 11:57 am - Reply

        Fluffer nutter…..:that fluff is making them nuts!

    56. CarolV August 8, 2022 at 10:29 am - Reply

      Someone to right working on fish.

      Mid 80s high for the day…. Winds SW9mph under north partly sunny skies

    57. Admin Mary Anne August 8, 2022 at 10:27 am - Reply

      LIVE STREAM up and running, a bit iffy at times though.

    58. CarolV August 7, 2022 at 6:10 pm - Reply

      I did post pics of the later feeding on this fish. By scooting through the earlier sections of reruns of 8/5, found practicing happening and arrival of G with fish with sauce….

    59. CarolV August 7, 2022 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      Hi, everyone! Hope you’re having a good weekend.
      Reasonable weather @mid 80s under sunny skies.
      Nice breeze @SW15mph and mod humidity @74%.
      Nice flying weather…. Suspecting second fledgling. Don’t think#3 was ready.
      Enjoy!

    60. CarolV August 6, 2022 at 5:44 am - Reply

      Offline

    61. CarolV August 5, 2022 at 9:41 pm - Reply

      Everyone settled in…

      Winds S7mph temps mid 70s under cloudy skies

    62. CarolV August 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm - Reply

      Fish being handed out…
      This kid heads in

      • CarolV August 5, 2022 at 8:02 pm - Reply

        Other kid hotfoots it to this side of, I’m guessing, Lucy

    63. CarolV August 5, 2022 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      Lucy is over there, starting to yammer…. 3rd kid in IZ

    64. CarolV August 5, 2022 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      Someone has fish…. Looks like the fledgling…

      • CarolV August 5, 2022 at 5:58 pm - Reply

        Jr keeps eating

        • CarolV August 5, 2022 at 7:38 pm - Reply

          Just as Lucy finished handing out the fish she had taken, George landed with another.the fish

          • CarolV August 5, 2022 at 7:43 pm - Reply

            Surprisingly, Lucy wasn’t interested.
            George got to feed. Is she turning over the reins?

            • CarolV August 5, 2022 at 7:44 pm

              Who’s eating?

            • CarolV August 5, 2022 at 7:47 pm

              All 3 kids… 3rd off right; Lucy in back starting to yammer

    65. CarolV August 5, 2022 at 5:40 pm - Reply

      TY , Aidan! You’ve saved the weekend!
      Video is back!
      MIA kid is back!

    66. CarolV August 5, 2022 at 10:20 am - Reply

      Thought another one was missing! Just blending in!

    67. Isabella August 5, 2022 at 9:30 am - Reply

      Quietly waiting in their corners for fish

      • Isabella August 5, 2022 at 9:32 am - Reply

        Maybe if we flap around

        • Isabella August 5, 2022 at 9:35 am - Reply

          Or stand on one foot

          • Isabella August 5, 2022 at 9:37 am - Reply

            Back to our corners

            • Isabella August 5, 2022 at 9:39 am

              Let’s try to stay still and quiet….like statues

    68. CarolV August 5, 2022 at 8:53 am - Reply

      Passing showers. Raining hard but not for long. Rest of day mostly cloudy, temps high 80s and muggly..: blah

    69. CarolV August 5, 2022 at 8:28 am - Reply

      This is the kid who’s been waiting so patiently while sib has had control of fish.
      If you look closely, you can see who’s behind her. Maybe this will help i.d. Eventually.
      In meantime, forward kid takes a dislike to the stalk.

      • CarolV August 5, 2022 at 8:29 am - Reply

        Ps… that’s Lucy on back left

      • CarolV August 5, 2022 at 8:33 am - Reply

        Lucy moves in on cornstalk

        • CarolV August 5, 2022 at 8:36 am - Reply

          Ok….. I‘ve been patient!
          You’re done!

          • CarolV August 5, 2022 at 8:39 am - Reply

            Lucy has allowed someone else to control fish! Progress!
            And other kid gets excited!
            My turn, mom!!!!

    70. CarolV August 5, 2022 at 7:14 am - Reply

      I think that’s George. Dropped off fish then flew around to perch to call.

    71. CarolV August 5, 2022 at 7:08 am - Reply

      This is when I hate that Invisible Zone the most!!!!
      It’s sad and annoying when things go on or one spent so much time over there he gets nicknamed Waldo! But to not know if they fledged!!!!!

      There are tail feather tips that are barely showing

    72. CarolV August 4, 2022 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      Fresh fish delivery.
      Jr wants ownership but ai think adult is holding on

    73. CarolV August 4, 2022 at 3:42 pm - Reply

      Even if we aren’t sure who’s who, these guys deserve names.
      Lucy’s first family should be commemorated for reference in future seasons.

      • CarolV August 4, 2022 at 3:43 pm - Reply

        Including our little angel that I think of as Pixie

      • Isabella August 6, 2022 at 2:31 am - Reply

        I call them
        Little Lucy
        Janey
        Waldo
        Pixie🧚‍♀️❤️

        • Junec August 6, 2022 at 8:29 am - Reply

          Pixie great name for the angel….Little Lucy too….I think #one is a female…talks a lot like Lucy…
          Great pictures Carol…I agree don’t like far corner Ha….Lucy has become a wonderful mother…
          George as always the best Dad ever…..hard to believe I have been with this site 7 years…like some of you…

    74. CarolV August 4, 2022 at 2:54 pm - Reply

      Look who’s got the big gish! Must be Dad dropping it off…

    75. Isabella August 4, 2022 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      Was hoping someone could scroll back to around 6 am
      I posted that I believe one chick flew up to perch
      Couldn’t get pic in time

      • CarolV August 4, 2022 at 2:59 pm - Reply

        Sorry… I was up early and took sinus meds which is put me back to sleep. No help

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