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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Saturday, June 07 2014 @ 08:23 PM EDT  
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Hi Sharon and Pat......and Hi Carolyn

Mom has a full crop brooding the chicks
8:20pm
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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, June 08 2014 @ 10:13 AM EDT  
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Some bad news this morning---a report from Blackwater---- Sad


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We just updated our Osprey Cam Web Log with news that our 3rd chick didn't make it. He was very weak from the start, so it looks like he just wasn't meant to survive. The other 2 chicks look strong, as you can see in this video we captured Saturday. The video also shows our parents chasing off something -- possibly a bald eagle that got too close to the nest: tml


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfdV-C_ ... e=youtu.be


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Sunday, June 08 2014 @ 10:15 AM EDT  
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Sunday.....June 8 , 2014

Good MOrning BW and Friends..some sad newsCry


Update

06/07/14:
We posted an update in our Osprey Cam Web Log regarding our third chick, which didn't make it. We also have an interesting video of our osprey parents chasing off an intruder.


RIP .. Sweet one......Fly Free foreversad

Mom is feeding the babies

10:09am-10:11am

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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, June 08 2014 @ 10:18 AM EDT  
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Beat you to it Bev LOL!! by 2 whole minutes hug Good Morning!!!



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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Sunday, June 08 2014 @ 10:19 AM EDT  
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Two-Chick Clutch
Posted on June 8, 2014 by Lisa

We held off in posting an update on our 2014 clutch because we wanted to be sure that the third chick was going to make it. Unfortunately, he did not. I went to Blackwater NWR today and watched the monitor and also talked to our helpful volunteers who work right by the cam monitor throughout the day. They reported that the third chick looked very weak from the start, and they hadn’t seen him in over a day. I did not see him during the time that I was watching, but I did see the other two chicks looking very active and alert.

So it looks like we have a two-chick clutch for the 2014 season. If these are the same parents from last year, then they aren’t very old and it wouldn’t be uncommon for them to produce a third chick that didn’t make it. Although we’re sad to see the youngest go, it’s more merciful if he didn’t linger too long in the nest, with his much stronger siblings making his life difficult.

Speaking of the siblings, even though they’re only a few days old, they’re already pecking at each other and trying to gain an advantage, as you can see in the video below. In addition to the chicks going at it, you’ll also see the parents were involved in a “fight” of sorts. Look carefully at the :44 mark, and you’ll see what appears to be the father go zooming by and then circle back to land on the cam arm. We’re not sure what they were chasing, but I do know there was a bald eagle perched in the stand of trees to the left of the cam nest (our left), and the osprey parents might have been reacting to him if he flew out of the trees. Also, when you see the camera shake during the video, it’s because the father has landed on the camera arm above the nest. If you look in the photo I posted on this page, you can see him perched there. He likes to hang out in that spot when the mother is on the nest with the young.

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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Sunday, June 08 2014 @ 10:22 AM EDT  
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Beat you to it Bev LOL!! by 2 whole minutes hug Good Morning!!!



LOL.. No worries Mary.....I just saw that.hug


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By: Woodlands Bleu (offline) on Sunday, June 08 2014 @ 01:00 PM EDT  
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I love all of you - Bev, Pat, Gemini, Mary for these posts! And JudyB for fixing the front page.
RIP to the little one - I was actually not surprised to see that as in posts Bev only usually saw the two actively.
Let's hope these two become big and strong ospreys.

That was probably one of the Blackwater eagles too close.
Thank you again,
carolyn


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Monday, June 09 2014 @ 09:32 AM EDT  
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Monday, June 9, 2014

Good Morning BW Osprey family and Friends..Carolyn, Mary, Sharon, Pat B and all..

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9:28pm

Parent brooding the chicks and it looks like Mom
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9:31am
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