They’re Back!!!!

Good afternoon from the lovely Eastern Shore of Maryland!  This is a quick news flash:  I just got home from work, and there is a lovely osprey sitting on the bare platform eating a great big fish.  COM has been working on the camera since Sunday when we returned home from a trip to Florida, and we have a surprise for all of the camera watchers out there.  With some help from the Conservancy, the plan is for the camera to go up tomorrow.

The light is not very good, so all I can say is that there is an osprey in residence, with no further characterization. That’s all for now, I was so excited I just had to share!  Stay tuned for an update……………..

COM, Mrs. COMomma and Osprey Girl

489 thoughts on “They’re Back!!!!

  1. OH BELLA, GOOD ONE, I CAN PICTURE THAT ALSO. FD, GET IT OUT OF STORAGE, AND GET SOMEONE ON THE JOB. FTLOTB’S !!~~~~~~~~~LOVE TO HEAR THAT WATER !!~~~~

  2. It apparently was way the light was on the orange ties that made them appear like they were liquid. I still can’t figure out the glob in the water.

  3. HI KATHY! I’VE BEEN ‘BUSY’ WORKING ON MY LATEST ‘MENTAL HEALTH’ PROJECT (THE 2015 SEASON YEARBOOK) FOR MOST OF THE W/E. IT’S COMING ALONG NICELY. I BELIEVE I’VE GOT ALL THE BLOGS & COMMENTS THAT NEED THE FINAL FORMATTING. I’M WORKING ON AN ‘APPENDIX’ AS I GO THROUGH THEM. I’M DREADING THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON WHEN THE COMMENTS EXPLODED! I MANAGED TO GET THEM INTO ONLY 3 ‘PARTS’. I STILL NEED TO TRY PUTTING THEM IN A .PDF FORMAT. I AM ACTUALLY ENJOYING THIS!
    DOING MY DAMNEDEST TO AVOID THE MIL/SIL DRAMA! (SIL ‘LET’ MIL TRANSFER HERSELF). ANYHOW, I’VE HAD THIS ‘THING’ FOR THE LAST 4 WEEKS ~ NO FEVER BUT HEARTY COUGHING & GENERAL MALAISE… MANY HAVE IT. HUBBY GOT A FLU SHOT, I DIDN’T & WE HAVE SIMILAR VERSIONS OF IT. I’M GETTING REAL TIRED OF IT. GOING TO THE CARDIOLOGIST TOMORROW…
    ABOUT THE UMBRELLA ~ NADA, NOPE, NO WAY! LAST YEAR I FOUND A SITE THAT NEEDED TO DISCOURAGE NEST BUILDING IN THEIR STADIUM LIGHTS. THE APPARATUS THEY USED WAS SO SIMPLE! IT WAS SIMPLY A SHAFT WITH TWO BRANCHES OF SLIGHTLY FLEXIBLE 10 FOOT PLASTIC PIPE THAT INHIBITED OSPREYS FROM FLYING IN EASILY BECAUSE OF THE OBSTRUCTION. (REMEMBER THEY HAVE A 6 FOOT WINGSPAN BUT IT’S HARD TO VISUALIZE ON THE CAM!) IT WORKED AND ANSWERED MY QUESTION ABOUT WHY OSPREY NESTS CAN’T HAVE A ROOF! SO, NO, SORRY, NO UMBRELLAS! THE CLOSEST THING TO ONE IS WHEN THEY “MUMBRELLA” THE CHICKS!
    FTLOTBs ~ FD

  4. SO, FD, DOES THAT MEAN YOU, AND KEN WILL BE USING THE UMBRELLA ?? FEEL BETTER !!~`FTLOB’S !!~`

  5. Just got a chance to watch your latest video Lillie
    So beautifully done .. Have been helping Daughter
    move and a busy day at Church .. Platform has twigs
    with ties already Audrey needs some help ((<:)}

  6. Hope everyone has had a nice day, I’m so glad the camera is working again, I still have no sound on ipad, but hopefully, they’re trying to figure that one out too.
    Anyway, Uta shared this on FB earlier, it’s so cute, thought I’d share with my lady friends here. It’s not osprey related, but it does have a few birds in the video.

    • OMG! Leave it to Uta to find something as CRAZY as that! So-o-o-o TRUE! Thanks for posting it Lillie! It’s sentiments MADE MY DAY!!!

  7. Lillie, hilarious, and thanks to Uta also. Older lady, that’s me! Course there’s that younger lady inside going What the H— happened?

  8. Hey, Lillie! I had sound on my iPad in the spring of last season. Then they did an ‘upgrade/fix’ and I haven’t had sound on it since! Laptop & office computer both have sound. I really don’t think they are using a ‘professional’ webmaster… CC told me last year they pay a lot of $$$ for what they are getting. I believe their server is in Gaithersburg MD. One needs to know what they’re doing and need to do to maintain a server, especially one that’s on 24/7. It’s pretty easy to have remote access to it, so it’s not like someone has to go TO it for most things ~ just a computer & phone line. For example, how hard is it to reset the TIME for daylight savings on a server?!!!

  9. OMGosh! Lillie! That was hysterical!!! You have an awesome sense of humor! I just LOVE IT! Thanks to UTA for posting also 🙂

  10. The nest looks something out of a Sci-fi flick. I wonder why it look so bright white and you can almost not make out anything? Does anyone else see what I see? “Do you see what I see?” Oh wait, that’s Christmas! Ha! I’m sleepy, miss my hour this morning.

  11. Bella, it’s typical for IR to look especially bright against a light background (the platform wood). It will look ‘darker’ as soon as they cover it with sticks! ~ FD

  12. Oops, hit the button a bit too soon. Ugh! Monday’s!
    I haven’t see Audrey this morning, I guess she is still under cover from all this rain.
    Have a wonderful day everyone, and SMILE!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 TOMMY, WHERE ARE YOU???

  13. The lights are on but you’re not home
    Your mind is not your own
    Your wings flap, your feathers shake
    Another osprey is what it takes
    You can’t eat, you can’t sleep
    There’s no doubt you’re in deep
    Your throat is tight, you can’t breathe
    Another osprey named Tom is all I need etc etc

    An osprey rendition from addicted to love by robert palmer and Audrey might say this to Tom!! ENJOY THE DAY

  14. Moe! Great song, and an awesome job, perfectly fitting! I just LOVE IT! That is definately one for the books.
    Thanks for making me SMILE! 🙂 🐥💕

  15. Video from yesterday if Audrey starts nest building with many sticks.I have any problems with the time line and so all was a hour later.Nest work starts 12:06
    For all who miss this.

  16. Good Morning… wet, dreary, a little nip in the air; yep, it’s Monday!! This is starting off as a strange year. First, we get a new CAM w/ IR, then a bird shows up that’s not Audrey, the CAM goes down, then the real Audrey shows up & immediately starts nest-building. Then she disappears again. I haven’t seen her, nor any other, since yesterday afternoon… Tons of DRAMA! Perhaps we will never have a “normal” year again since last year’s excitement. Has anyone seen her since yesterday?

  17. Another bird showed up as soon as I went back to the CAM after I posted my comment! Not Audrey (no Thunderbird on the back of its head). No new nest-building either since Aud left yesterday. Obviously, there are many Osprey in the area. Really strange.

  18. Good Morning My friends! I am so happy, CC fixed the cam for everyone, AND they finally fixed the sound problem for the mobile devices, which effected me more, because I love to check in on the birdies all day, when I have time, and the sound makes it so much better, as you know.
    So, thank you again CC, if you are keeping track of us.

    Uta, I love the video, thank you so much!! You are the best!!! Audrey has been busy, I think she wants to put enough stuff on the platform, so make sure other birds know that her space is occupied.

    FD, I hope you are feeling better, Bella 🙂 for everyone!!!

  19. Yes, yes, yes, sound on Safari on my iPad. Can’t.believe.it! I, too, am really forward to watching a nest built day by day, and the iPad makes it easier than my laptop. I have external speakers hooked to the laptop, though, to raise the sound level, and the sound of the rain yesterday afternoon was so relaxing I nearly fell asleep. I’m going to try hooking them to the iPad (which has notoriously low sound anyway) to see if I can make it louder, too. Monday’s starting out pretty good. Now if the weather cooperates, Audrey can get back to building. Haven’t seen her yet today, but then I had chores to do. At least sound on the iPad makes me mobile again. Come on Tom!

  20. Alabama osprey cam at Wolf Bay….BOTH osprey on the nest! Beautiful! It’s windy there today. The view from that nest makes me want to BE there every time I tune in!

  21. 1:10pm – let’s see the time stamp once I post this……….
    Good afternoon all!!! Took some time to read all the posts, and I was just on this past Saturday! Thank you Uta for the video. The shot above shows what looks like to me – a Thunderbird image on the back of Audrey’s head!! Of course she got right to work once she got back. I’m sure she will shoo away any other female that try to impede on her territory. COM – thanks for the colorful sticks.
    So happy to see everyone coming back! I tried to look at the CC on facebook, and I kept getting a “sign in” pop up. Will try again tonight.
    For the love of the osprey! 😎

    • Hi try hitting the like us on facebook next to the nest platform when u start and should work-i don’t have facebook either-good luck moe

  22. Uta, thank you so much for the video. I too, have never seen a nest being built from scratch and its fascinating. Yes FD, it might be another strange year indeed

  23. Has anyone seen Audrey today? Isn’t it odd that she would start on the nest vigorously yesterday and nothing today?

    • Yes, she brought a few sticks today. Strange…..I don’t recall its being such a slow process last year.
      Thank you, UTA! I had seen part but not all of what was on your video.

  24. i am so addicted to the osprey webcam-anyone want to take bets whether the branch on left bottom of the nest falls off? it has been swinging in the breeze the times i have watched! where in the world is Audrey-she is not on the cape and if i were her i would be taking a rest as her Tom should be heading to her soon! i could never build a nest like that!! i also hear little birds and they probably want the nest built quick so they can occupy the bottom level where the rent is cheaper! ENJOY THE EVENING AND LIGHTER DAYS FRIENDS

  25. HI everyone! Ihave a lot of catching up….few days off and SHEW pages. I had a great time as I do every year. Did not see any Osprey’s. Glad to be back so I can watch tomorrow at work I don’t have sound this year at home. Lillie, I did watch your video this morning before leaving for airport….BEAUTIFUL as always. I will be catching up..till then flap those wings!

  26. I get the crisis.Can it be that Tom is back?What to the hell do the fish now on nestI was surching a video from last year. 08/31 07:44 Tom on nest.

  27. Moe! I can certainly relate to the addiction of watching our little family. Here is an example of how bad/good it is. I’ve been watching that crooked stick, thinking, that’s a really good stick, I would hate to see it go! If it goes you have to give us another song 😉

    • Sounds like a plan and will post it with I pad and not the computer so I can use some 😺😻small pictures🤔🤔got to start planning a song – actually have to stop looking to c if nest growing👍👍

    • We’re of the same mind. I’ve been watching that stick, also. I even found myself talking to her: “Watch, Audrey! That stick is going to fall!” We’re all batty!

  28. Good morning! I’m still waiting to see Audrey glad I’m back. Is that a fish on the platform? I’ don’t think my sound is working this year on my work computer. Oh my song already in the works? Have a good day I’m going to catch up….flap those wings and give us a BIG BELLA 😎

  29. Thank you Uta! I have you saved on my work computer in favorites catching up on Audrey building!

    • FF – Was your nose itching today? I saw an adorable Flamingo planter (on sale!) at Kohl’s today – thought of you and Joyce 🙂 They also had roosters and some other cute critters!

  30. and the corner stick is gone!! does anyone remember from way back London Bridge Falling Down? and here is song similar–

    AUDREY’S STICKS ARE FALLING DOWN,
    FALLING DOWN, FALLING DOWN,
    AUDREY’S STICKS ARE FALLING DOWN,
    OUR FAIR AUDREY !

    NEED TO FIND TOM TO WATCH ALL NIGHT,
    WATCH ALL NIGHT, WATCH ALL NIGHT,
    NEED TO FIND TOM TO WATCH ALL NIGHT,
    FOR OUR FAIR AUDREY ! blah blah and the beat goes on**** cape cod moe

  31. Good morning to all my Crazy Osprey Friends!
    Moe! You crack me up! Good one girly👏👏😆
    Have a happy birdie day all!
    TOMMY! AUDREY NEEDS YOU!!!

  32. Audrey’s back on the nest. No new nest building. No news about what’s happening around the nest. Sound on my iPad…

  33. GOOD CLOUDY MORNING FROM NC. HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING WELL TODAY. OUR BIRD FAMILY IS OFF TO “WOW” START THIS SEASON. AM I SEEING AUDREY, OR SOMEONE ELSE ? WHEN WILL TOM ARRIVE?? SOON I HOPE GET THIS SHOW GOING, SO WE CAN YAP !!“ PRAYING FOR OUR BIRD FAMILY, AND OUR FRIEND FAMILY. BE SAFE, AND WELL, HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY !!~“ FTLOTB’S !!~~~~~~~~~

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