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Those talons!!!! Wow!
Magnificent creature !
If you’ve been following the development of “our” three Osprey young, you’ve probably noticed some drama over the past week or so. A young female has been coming onto the platform and showing some aggression toward the young male from this nest, stealing fish that he’s caught and trying to prevent him from returning to the platform. You may even have seen her holding him down and pecking at his head.
Though this can be upsetting to watch, this behavior is perfectly natural. We don’t always see it, as most Osprey platforms don’t have cameras on them, but it happens regularly. This young female is attempting to assert dominance over the platform and the supply of food it represents. But don’t worry! The young male can still fly, has been hunting on his own, and is still being fed – it’s just a little harder for him right now. ... See MoreSee Less
When was the last time the "visitor" was seen?
Thank you for the information! I check the cam a few times a day and I have to admit it makes me sad to see the chicks are all flying because it means they will leave for good soon.😔
Still there must be lost lol
Awww -- "Are you my mom?"
There’s another post that says the fourth flew in and mom feeds him/her. How sweet!
I watched these 4 all day - mom and dad are hard at work feeding all of them. The 4th is practicing solo flights and probably just got distracted or too tired to get back to actual nest. First noticed yesterday (Sun ) AM by Wetlands staffer!
This is awesome!
Oh joy! I love seeing this SO much!
I just made note of that too. I have a feeling somebody dropped off an orphan
Birds of a feather flock together....hope they are healthy <3
❤️ "....the kindness of strangers..." How lovely to see it. ❤️
According to the Wetlands (we called!) - the fourth chick flew over! Mom was feeding it like her own.
Charles Schroth- wait, there are only three again - did you see anything?
Is momma there....Then no
My kid didn't make his own breakfast until he was almost 5.
All that growing is tiring! The three Osprey chicks spend a lot of time napping under their parents' watchful eyes - and talons. Note: do not mess with a protective Osprey!
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In all ospreys nests with chicks, they have a large dried cluster of that bladder seaweed. Is that for camouflage from above?
I can't get the cam. Is there a new web address for it?
Where did the fourth chick come from?
The Osprey chicks are starting to get big! They've been experimenting with standing and flapping - as well as they can manage - and the parents have been diligently feeding them and making some nest improvements here and there.
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Neat to follow.
The three Osprey chicks all look strong and healthy, and are growing fast! Mom's been busy feeding those three hungry mouths.
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Ok that’s great but should we have a Monmouth County person? We have a lot of bests up here & I can see you guys are I overwhelmed down there. I’ve called& messaged about 3 active nests on generator polls, getting no response
Another special happening nearby.
The first chick has arrived! This morning, we had our first egg hatch, and mom has been doing a great job of protecting her first little one. Look closely, and you can see the newly emerged chick right in front of mom. Keep your eyes on the webcam over the coming days, and you may catch the next one!
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Looks like two have hatched now! So exciting!
I was just checking the cam. Mom was leaving so dad was taking her place. Just before he hunkered down, I got a good look at the three eggs and it appears that one may be hatching! Can anyone confirm? ... See MoreSee Less
Are the parents Marshall and Lily? I will always remember Chance!
5/6.............Lily laid egg #3 this morning!
I am in Fort Myers, FL, in a gated community with an osprey nest. A fledgling flew for the first time Thursday. It ended up splashing down into a lake and swam to shore (right into the blue-green algae). After climbing out of the lake, she perched herself at the base of a palm tree (basically the ground) and has been there ever since. The fledgling has not returned to the nest and I'm not sure if she/he has even tried to fly yesterday or today. Is this normal? I am concerned because there has been fish kill in this lake (from the algae and/or a chemical that was sprayed in the lake to knock down the algae) and the osprey have been eating the fish from the lake.