male brought fish to nest on 6-6-22, morning. not seen since, 3 chicks have not eaten today, female has flown off nest for very short times but has not gone fishing.. she must go tmr to save even one of her 3 beautiful chicks.adult male is reported to be around 18 yrs of age?..
male has not been seen for 48 hrs... im seeing chick on chick aggression now and the 3 chicks were doing so good..
68, hazy sun, 10 mph N winds, all 3 growing nestlings being fed, look healthy this morning
3rd hatchling visible at day break today. 1:00 pm, 77 degrees, sunshine, 12 mph NW winds, gorgeous day and 3 nestlings being fed well
second hatchling visible around 12:30 pm today, nice to see them hatching close together
first hatchling popped out around 6:25 this evening!
female remaining on eggs during this protracted weather pattern of cold temps in low 50's, heavy rains, fog, high winds since Nor' easter arrived Saturday 5-7-22. Male on nest with female this morning. I am assuming he is able to deliver enough fish to keep this nesting going while other nesting pairs in the area are abandoning eggs or loosing natural nests to the high winds, another tough May for local osprey.
3rd egg laid...? I think today but not sure due to the high level of grassy "fluff" in the nest
male incubating on the early night shift this evening, has been snoozing on nest past few hours
2nd egg laid sometime during the night, prior to midnight 4-11-22..unless it was laid a day earlier and I didnt see it...best view is on the night nest cam
the nest bowl is so deep I can not see if there is more than one egg, incubation continues though
just the one egg as of 8 am this morning, periods of rain yesterday and thru the night, temps in the high 40s over night, 49degree, clouds some drizzle, 8mphW
female was hunched on nest during last night storm but flew off around 9 pm then returned and spent the night on the nest, appears to have laid first egg around 2:30 this morning visible on nest cam.
56 degrees, clouds, rain, wind 14 mph SE, no egg laying as of 1 pm today. nest bowl looks ready!
arrival date for BOTH ospreys is a guestimate as I only tuned into the cam today and both at nest site, may be earlier arrival date.
just before sunrise this morning the single chick appeared to struggle for a few minutes and then passed away. reason unknown as it was not cold and the chick appeared normal up to that time. Could this be exposure following a driving rain late last evening, perhaps some sort of toxin? we can't know for sure. Very sad.
3 chicks doing well until yesterdays heavy rain, the runt died, today more rain, #2 died, temps in low 50s