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LOOK!!! Osprey BEBE!!! (Original Post) elleng Jun 2021 OP
Yah ha ha! Sweetie! ❤ sprinkleeninow Jun 2021 #1
So cute soothsayer Jun 2021 #2
I LOVE watching Ospreys! Delarage Jun 2021 #3
Good catch! elleng Jun 2021 #5
Thanks for this link! ShazzieB Jun 2021 #19
I'm worried, though Delarage Jun 2021 #21
OMG Delarage Jun 2021 #22
Nice catch! 2naSalit Jun 2021 #4
Yaaay! SheltieLover Jun 2021 #6
;-) elleng Jun 2021 #7
Thanks for posting these. TomSlick Jun 2021 #8
Good; more to come (I hope!) elleng Jun 2021 #9
Yes, please. TomSlick Jun 2021 #10
Wonderful dream! Years past, I've caught them perching across the creek; elleng Jun 2021 #11
Nature is both beautiful and cruel. TomSlick Jun 2021 #12
Beautiful babies! Bird Lady Jun 2021 #13
Ditto. elleng Jun 2021 #14
PLEASE study, Lady; elleng Jun 2021 #15
I see only one head but I wonder if Bird Lady Jun 2021 #16
Thanks and guess what, I just went out and caught BOTH! Coming up soon. elleng Jun 2021 #17
YIPPEE! Bird Lady Jun 2021 #18
HERE!!! elleng Jun 2021 #20
That is now the wallpaper Bird Lady Jun 2021 #23
;-) elleng Jun 2021 #24

Delarage

(2,179 posts)
3. I LOVE watching Ospreys!
Tue Jun 8, 2021, 08:18 PM
Jun 2021

A State Park at the beach in Delaware has an "Osprey Cam" that you can watch 24-7. One time (out of the hundreds of times I watched it) I saw a parent bring back a fish for the babies.

There's a thunderstorm in Lewes right now, apparently. I guess you have to open it in YouTube if you're interested....

[link:

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elleng

(129,145 posts)
5. Good catch!
Tue Jun 8, 2021, 08:24 PM
Jun 2021

Thanks.
MAY have t'storms here (southern MD) tomorrow, but no web cam; just me and my Nikon!

ShazzieB

(15,553 posts)
19. Thanks for this link!
Wed Jun 9, 2021, 07:12 PM
Jun 2021

I've been watching it and really enjoying it. The more ospreys to watch, the merrier!

Delarage

(2,179 posts)
21. I'm worried, though
Wed Jun 9, 2021, 08:00 PM
Jun 2021

I thought I saw one baby moving yesterday. Today (you can scroll backwards 12 hours I think) I think I see a baby that isn't moving. Both parents were fluttering about, but I'm not sure what happened. But definitely last night momma was sitting on a baby in the middle of the nest. Now the non-moving baby is near the top right, near the edge. Parents check on the baby a lot. So sad

Delarage

(2,179 posts)
22. OMG
Wed Jun 9, 2021, 08:16 PM
Jun 2021

About 2 hours ago, both parents had left the nest but got back around the same time. One was carrying some stems and then it looks--to me--like they started burying their baby. Both stand there an d look at the baby, one of the birds tweating away. I feel like they were having a service for the baby

Found another birder discussion---a watcher reported the following today:

Kirsten says:
June 9, 2021 at 6:42 AM
Is this the Cape Henlopen Park nest? There were three chicks, two which had passed and the third passed this morning. I am so sad to watch the mama stand over the chick. I’m not sure I have the heart to watch these cams, I’m currently watching 3 Osprey cams and 4 Eagle cams…nature can be so cruel

[link:https://ospreys.sandpointonline.com/osprey-frequently-asked-questions/|

elleng

(129,145 posts)
11. Wonderful dream! Years past, I've caught them perching across the creek;
Tue Jun 8, 2021, 10:42 PM
Jun 2021

a truly good location for practice. AMAZING that they'll all head south, to south/central America (Mexico? Cuba? Florida?) in September!

There's a sibling getting ready to stick his/her head up too. Sadly, seems the 3rd kid hasn't made it.

elleng

(129,145 posts)
15. PLEASE study, Lady;
Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:36 PM
Jun 2021

saw 2 chicks earlier Tuesday, only one Tues evening, and only see one Wednesday (morning and early afternoon.)

Thanks

Bird Lady

(1,814 posts)
16. I see only one head but I wonder if
Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:43 PM
Jun 2021

the other one is laying down behind it.
I don't know much about Ospreys but in raptor nest it is not unusual for the oldest chick to kill or toss the others out.
Sometime the parents kill or eject the less strong if they feel there are too many mouths to feed.
This way they have a better chance at fledging a healthy strong baby. I'll keep looking let me know if you see both.

elleng

(129,145 posts)
17. Thanks and guess what, I just went out and caught BOTH! Coming up soon.
Wed Jun 9, 2021, 04:05 PM
Jun 2021

I understand that in their wisdom, they do what is necessary for the 'family' to survive.

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