19 June 2009

Just a few tidbits for this past week....

We have yet to notice whether or not GJ or MG have begun hunting for fish. The only fish we've seen so far have been brought in be either the father or mother.
GJ spends more time on the nest than MG. GJ still gets aggressive when fish are brought to the nest and has pecked at MG and the mother. I'm sure dad would straighten him/her out if he got pecked in the head! When a fish was brought in MG snagged it away from GJ which didn't go over well. Hopefully we'll soon see both GJ and MG bringing in their own fish.

The temperatures suppose to be close to if not in the 100's today and the weekend could be hotter.

18 comments:

Realist said...

Pouring buckets and cool here (for a change) which means Woods Hole nest is being flooded. Vivian - agree that the objects in nest are more of an aqua color than pure blue.

Remember hearing about a chick becoming entangled in one of parent's prize acquisitions (think it was Conn. Audubon a couple of years ago)... fortunately, someone was able to climb pole and untangle the chick.

Carol said...

Realist, where do you live? And where is Woods Hole?

Anonymous said...

Carol, I'm sure Realist will post, but I'll let you know that Woods Hole is just north of Martha's Vinyard, Massachusetts.

Vivian

Realist said...

Yep, Vivian knows, Woods Hole is at the beginning of Cape Cod, MA - just after you go over the Cape Cod Canal.

Carol - I live in Rockport, MA, located on the "other cape" - Cape Ann, about 35 miles north of Boston. Gloucester, MA is also located on Cape Ann...remember "The Perfect Storm"? That was Gloucester.

Realist said...

Don't forget the NC web cam - excellent views. Two chicks growing like weeds.

http://home.roadrunner.com/~ospreynest/autoupdate.htm

And, of course, the Scotland web cam - so glad to see the runt was never ignored my mother and is catching up to first hatched, even though 1 week younger.

http://www.thewebbroadcastingcorporation.com/swt/swt.php

Anonymous said...

yes, i am watching 4 other nests with chicks of various stages. I have the links on my desktop. Wish the MD one was easier to see.

Speaking of Glouster, will be there in Oct 2010, we are doing a Canada/New England cruise and that is one of the stops. Will get to see family that lives north of Boston. My Mom was from Malden. Small world isn't it.

toni said...

Just so everyone knows -- those of you who can make it, we are going to get together on Thursday, June 25 at Reilly's in Port Royal Plaza at 4pm. We will have a chance to meet each other and say a big thank you to the moderator and perhaps others from Palmetto Electric for their exceptional efforts with the web cam.
Toni

Anonymous said...

God willing and the creeks don't rise, I'll be at Reilly's on June 25 at 4 pm. Hope to see lots of others from this blog, and the Palmetto Electric folks there.

Vivian

toni said...

Carol, Katt, and anonymous folks --
I hope you all can be at Reilly's at Port Royal Plaza (across from Sam's)on Thursday,June 25 at 4pm. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
Toni

Carol said...

I am looking forward to the get together on the 25th! Wouldn't it be nice if we got a 'fly-over' from our feathered family???

Anonymous said...

Yes, Carol, a fly over would be great. And we will be so close to the tower, I'm sure even the young could make it. We will have to look up, and hope nothing drops down!

Vivian

Anonymous said...

Be with you in thought on the 25th. Please extend my thanks to all who planned the event and to the Palmetto Electric folks.
Judy in Ohio

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to seeing you guys however I dont get off work til 5.

Katt

moderator said...

I'm sure we'll still be there Katt.

Anonymous said...

Most of the time now the nest seems to be empty. It's nice to see both the young osprey there this morning, but there is no movement of the birds, so guess the camera is not working. Like everything else, it is probably trying to recover from the heat. The birds look strong and healthy.

Vivian

Anonymous said...

It looks like the osprey are adding new material to their nest. Are they doing this to keep it as their own for next spring? Otherwise, not too much activity. Sorry to see things slowing down so much.

Vivian

moderator said...

Hey Vivian!

Yes, the parent osprey's will keep up there nest to maintain ownership of it. They have invested much time and effort to lose to another pair.

Realist said...

Hope you all are having a great time chatting about our osprey family. Please remember to give we absentee friends a rundown of the get-together!

Am in Asheville, NC visiting family - close, but not close enough...darn it!

Kudos to all who made this season such an outstanding success! Looking forward to next spring but will be following the young ones until they migrate.