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July 01, 2015

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GARY SMITH

Have watched them since they were hatchlings and have really enjoyed it! This is a new experience for me......once, they take flight, will they return to the nest or are they on their own?

Rachel G

I'm watching one of the chicks spreading it's wings, flapping, and lifting off of the nest.
Every time it flapped, it would hit the other one on the head with the tip of it's right wing. Bonk, Bonk, Bonk
I thought it was cute; but I know the other chick didn't think so. It kept shaking it's head.

Gary, I think sometimes they do return to the nest after they fledge, especially at night maybe to roost. Mom and Dad still helps them and teaches them how to get food.

I am going to really miss these beautiful Osprey when they leave; but I know they are ready to go. It's been wonderful to watch them grow. You did good, Mom and Dad!

Happy Osprey watching, all, and have a blessed and happy Fourth

Asu434

I'm only seeing 1 chick on the nest. Did anyone see if the other one fledged or fell?

Jane Radcliffe

I am always nervous when a fledgling leaves the nest -- hope that the baby has flown safely and will return for a visit soon. Happy for success, but anxious all the same.

asu434

ncaerie caught the fledge on video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRjkUqob4uU&feature=youtu.be

donna b

Has anyone seen the other baby since it fledged ?I'm worried.

asu434

Fledgling has returned to the nest approx. 2:57 pm 7/2/15

donna b

Thanks asu434! I just checked in now ,and it was on the nest w/mama and sibling.They were yelling at it ! I'm happy now :)

asu434

2nd chick fledged Sat morning approx. 7:45 AM

asu434

2nd chick returns to nest approx. 8:10AM

Lin Pascarella

This has been an exciting bird watching year! The Alcoa eagle cam was so disappointing (for the eagles)(I still check in daily to see whatever there is to see); the Bremen, Maine osprey had such a tragedy when the eagle swooped off with both chicks! So glad to have watched this family thrive from infancy through fledging! Nature is amazing! Thanks, Alcoa, for all your efforts in providing the general public the opportunity to see nature in action!

Jane Radcliffe

Boym that little one does NOT want to leave the nest! Let's hope it gets its courage up soon and goes off to meet and eal with the real world.

D

Aw. It has been such a pleasure watching this Osprey family. They have a lovely dynamic. Oscar and Oliveea have been exceptional parents and for that they have wonderful offspring. Just awesome!

Jane Radcliffe

Mom better teach these youngsters how to hunt for their own food soon!

Barbg14

How about it, Alcoa? Can we pull back the camera now that the chicks are flying? It would give us a better view of the beautiful scenery. Thanks

Sara

WOW! Three juveniles on the nest this evening. First one (not ours) flew in. He/she looked extremely tired, hungry and lost. Then one of ours flew in landing on top of the stranger trying to get him/her off the nest. The stranger mantled in submission. Then our other chick flew in--so at one time there were three on the nest. One of our chicks laid down but didn't like being close to the stranger so got up and flew off the nest; then our second chick flew off. Mom didn't seem too bothered by the stranger. Moms are known to even feed chicks from other nests. Looks like Mom and stranger are spending the night on the nest.

Sara

Chick center left is not our chick. One of ours just flew in and right back off. The chick to the right has been trying to get the stranger off the nest. Interesting.

Rachel G

I had no idea that the chicks would defend their nest from strangers once they fledged.
This is very interesting.

Ron Isler

The video of the ospreys is up side down and has a blue cast, or hue to the picture,on my computer. Any one have any ideas?

asu434

Apparently the cam is flipped. Has been that way since mid-afternoon Sat 7/18

Kat

Yep! Cam has been that way since yesterday.

Carol C

Maybe one sat on the cam.

Ron Isler

Thanks for the insight. Thought it might be something more technical.Camera must be turning blue from standing on its head.

Elfriede

I guess nobody checks it.

Lin Pascarella

Is it possible now to widen the view so we can see some of the lake? Would be nice to be able to see the birds as they fly around. Thanks!

Sara

Is Dad still around? It seems like Mom is delivering most of the fish.

asu434

Sara, yes Dad is still around, both parents were on the nest Thur evening

Stephanie

Am I the only one getting a solid blue screen with no picture?
I loved watching this nest this season. The parents were really great this year, and I'm looking forward to their return next year.

Sara

Stephanie, I'm also getting a bright solid blue screen but with sound. Its been like that for a couple of days.

~Sher~

Ditto...same situation for me..

Would be nice for a comment from Alcoa re the blue screen and IF they intend to fix the issue..

~Sher~

Ditto...same situation for me..

Would be nice for a comment from Alcoa re the blue screen and IF they intend to fix the issue..

Stephanie

It's fixed!! Thanks Alcoa!!

Sara

Thank you, Alcoa, for fixing the cam!

~Sher~

Sorry for the "double post" above..fingers got a little too fast ;)

THANKS for fixing the camera issue :)

Rachel G

What a beautiful view to see one of the Osprey chicks sitting on the nest in the sunrise.
It was calling out to one of the other Osprey.
I guess Mom and Dad are still around and teaching them some things.

Have a blessed day, all

Lynda

Is that nest box melting in the heat, dont want to be a moaner but wooden boxes would be better, wood can breathe.

Rachel G

It does look a little warped,Lynda; but maybe that's the camera lens making it look that way. I would hope that the box is heat proof and strong enough for anything.
I haven't seen the chicks or Mom and Dad today. They are around, I'm sure.

Thanks, Alcoa for the camera view of the lake now.
It looks so inviting on these hot days.

Have a blessed afternoon and evening, all

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