18 April 2009

We have our third chick, which we are naming "DS". Thanks to cam viewer, Sue, for sending in a comment of the arrival of our third osprey chick. The osprey apparently hatched between 10:30 and 10:40 a.m., Saturday, 18 April.

The are two fish on the nest so the siblings ought to have enough to eat today.

1st egg laid: March 7
Hatched: April 14 (38 days)

2nd egg laid: March 10
Hatched: April 16 (37 days)

3rd egg laid: March 12/13
Hatched: April 18 (37/38 days)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I thought I had seen it actually hatching around that, but couldn't be sure.
A few moments ago I got to see all three!
Wonderful!!!
Kelly (Nova Scotia)

toni said...

What do the initials used for each chick stand for? I think I read that "GJ" was for good job. Perhaps I missed something?

moderator said...

The initials, GJ (1st chick), MG (2nd chick), and DS (3rd chick), are for the employees that have been maintaining and working the osprey cam.

BarefootNurse said...

I thought there was some commotion earlier - how sweet, three little chicks!

Realist said...

Way ahead of ospreys on cam at Connecticut Audubon. There, the Mrs. laid eggs on exact same dates as 2008: April 6, 9, 12, 15. Last year all 4 chicks fledged! Interesting to note the climatic differences.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to mama and papa ospreys for a job well done! And thanks so much to you, moderator, and to GJ, MG, and DS, the maintainers of the cam for your diligence in keeping us informed and able to see such wonderful pictures. It's truly amazing to me to be able to experience this beautiful act of nature.

Vivian

Realist said...

Second the much appreciated work of all of you - web cam experts and moderator and others behind the scene. This web site is unique, and the cam is situated perfectly for eyeball views of parents and chicklets! Such a treat for we osprey lovers. So glad I discovered this source...you can thank Blackwater for posting the news of the hatchlings and link! We're all in this together which is very heartening.

(Rockport, Massachusetts)

Anonymous said...

This is so awesome! My kids, husband and I all enjoyed seeing the three chicks fed this morning! Terrific job mama and papa!

Thanks to GJ, MG, and DS for keeping the camera running for us and to the moderator for keeping us posted. I've been following for 2 years and so happy to see the chicks getting their first family!

Linda

Anonymous said...

Fabulous job GJ, MG and DS.
Thumbs up to our wonderful moderator! I have been watching this nest over the last two years also and am overjoyed for the Osprey parents. Thank you for the opportunity you have given us to view this incredible nest-cam :)

Beth

BarefootNurse said...

Is there something wrong with one of the ospreys? The view looks strange and I have not seen any movement?

moderator said...

I am not able to see anything other than the female sitting on the nest at this point, but will re-post and let everyone know as soon as we can find out if anything has changed with the osprey family.

Just a reminder, the cam stops sending pictures after 8 pm and begins again at 6:30 in the morning. It is possible the lack of movement was because the pictures were not updating, if before 6:30 am.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh...What kind of critter
was in the nest this am.!!
No wonder she wasn't moving of
the babes.

Beth

moderator said...

I saw that this morning as well and thought the same thing at first. I believe it is actually a piece of wood – a strange piece of wood at that. Our tower is 100 feet tall and made of steel so not too many “critters” would be able to climb it. The male has been quite busy bringing in more nest material and there’s no telling what else we may see on the nest.