26 June 2012

GV and RJ still have not fledged though both have been seen vigorously flapping their wings and hopping about the nest getting airborne at times. Jasper and Bea could withhold food from the two to encourage them to fledge.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any effects from Debby?

Thanks again to Palmetto Electric for the joys of visiting this site each Spring and Summer.

Peter

moderator said...

Hey Peter,

We're getting a little bit of rain and winds around 17 mph, nothing really to speak of. I haven't seen Bea or Jasper today, but I may have missed them. RJ and GV are still on the nest hunkering down from the constant rain.

Anonymous said...

GV and RJ are just beautiful! Don't like to think of them being hungary but I know that is my "human emotion". Nature is truely amazing. Live one day at a time.

moderator said...

Jasper and Bea brought fish today for both GV and RJ. RJ was the aggressor this morning and would not allow GV to eat first. A change of pace for GV.

Anonymous said...

They look ready to fly off the edge of the nest today!

Peter

moderator said...

Hey Peter,

Yeah they have been looking out more at their surroundings.

Anonymous said...

The camera is especially clear this afternoon. The window washer must have made a trip up the pole. ; >

Vivian

moderator said...

No, all the work was done by Tropical Storm Debby. We do not send anyone up the tower to clean the camera housing.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that RJ showed some aggression over the food delivery. One more step learned in the survival of the "big world".

Anonymous said...

Yes, I remember last year when the poop was all over the camera lens and it was so difficult to see how the chicks were changing each day. It was very nice of Tropical Storm Debby to do the house work for us. Beautiful watching the birds this morning.

Vivian

Anonymous said...

My first time viewing this sight. Very exciting. When they "take off" where will they go? Will they stay together?

moderator said...

Thanks for your comments. GV and RJ could fledge any day. We do have a few osprey that winter here, but most go south of us. The juveniles and parents will go their separate ways once they leave the nest for good.

Anonymous said...

They look ready to take a leap of faith!!!!

How exciting! Would probably cool them off also.

Anonymous said...

have been watching but have not posted. They are really big, almost time to leave. Checked to see they made it through last night's storm ok. Watching Loch of Lowe's also and another Osprey Nest in Montana.

Happy and safe 4th of July to all

Lynne