25 April 2009

The chicks seem to be doing well as of today, 25 April, 2009. The oldest chick, GJ, is exerting its dominance over its siblings, MG and DS, by being fed first and foremost, though the other two are being fed quite well themselves. All three chicks have gained substantial weight since their births last week.

The parents are providing adequate food and care for their offspring. The last two years efforts with this pair never saw any chicks hatch, for what reason we will not know for we never saw any chicks hatch. The past two years we had three eggs each season, but nothing ever came to pass. This years brood appears quite strong and able. So maybe the third try is definitely a charm!

We at Palmetto Electric want to extend our appreciation to all of our cam viewers and commentators for their support with our osprey cam.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Many thanks to Palmetto Electric for the Osprey Blog. We are enjoying watching the chicks!!!! Have sent blog to our grandchildren and children in NJ and NY. Thanks again.

Realist said...

Just discovered Palmetto cam this year...good timing! Wonderful job by all - cam folks, moderator and all those I may have missed. Really enjoy the blog, also. Cam is situated in perfect location for awesome, detailed view of parents and chicks. THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

you've done a fantastic job, with both the camera and your comments..please keep it up..i think i have half the island watching by now..a real community interest project..thanks

Realist said...

Grandsons in Shanghai, China are watching, too! World-wide attention.

I'd say the female is one super good mother...attentive to the runt and makes certain s/he gets fed.

Connecticut Audubon having big trouble with its cam...wonder what the problem is. Personally, I consider it your "sister" cam.

toni said...

I just want to echo other bloggers in their thanks to all of you at Palmetto Electric for your exceptional work in allowing us to view this process. It has been so exciting and informative. I, too, have told many friends who are also now watching the feathered family. Please keep up the great work.
Toni

edward said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have friends all over the country watching this! How lucky we all were this year!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Absolutely enjoy viewing the daily activities in the nest. Especially love the close ups of the chicks...with the help of the attentive parents, I hope that all three will fledge!!!

Thank you again.