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The Adults Return (3/18/05)

The adult ospreys made their first appearance at the nest for the 2005 season on March 18. The female returned at 07:40 (AM) and the male at 13:35 (1:35 PM).

The adults return — (3 minutes and 50 seconds)

A Red-tailed Hawk (3/18/05)

A Red-tailed Hawk visits the nest around 5 PM, but is harassed and chased off by a crow.

Red-tailed Hawk — ( 50 seconds)

Strange Sounds (3/26/05)

Under a full moon, strange sounds are heard at the nest site. An unknown bang is repeated four times at 1:03 in the morning on March 26. Any idea what they could be?

Strange sounds — ( 40 seconds)

Stubborn Stick (3/26/05)

The female osprey hopes that nobody sees her problems with this stubborn stick!

Stubborn stick — ( 1 minute 40 seconds)

Unknown Calling (4/1/05)

Can anyone identify the source of the repeating call?

Unknown call — (50 seconds)

Textbook Coupling (4/5/05)

The camera captures a textbook coupling.

Textbook coupling — (40 seconds)

Chasing an Intruder (4/10/05)

The pair chase away an intruding osprey. Notice the birds shadows on the ground and nest.

Chasing an intruder — (3 minutes 55 seconds)

The First Egg (4/11/05)

The first egg has arrived! The female grunts during her contractions and then stands up to adjust the position of the egg. The male blocks the view of the egg, so 5 minutes were cut out of the clip. The male flies up and the female stands, exposing the egg for a good look.

First egg — (7 minutes 40 seconds)

The Second Egg (4/14/05)

The second egg has arrived! In this clip, the female has several contractions during the first few minutes and then stands up to adjust the position of the egg. You can see the new, pinkish egg, but the view is partially blocked. After almost 5 minutes from the start, the clip jumps ahead for just under an hour. The male has returned and been with the female in the nest for almost 40 minutes. Finally the female stands, exposing both of the eggs for a quick peek.

Second egg — (6 minutes 12 seconds)

The Third Egg (4/17/05)

The third egg has arrived! In this clip, the female’s contractions start about 1 minute in, at 3:29 in the morning. The egg is laid just over a minute later, at 3:30 AM. The egg can just be seen as the female stands up to reposition it before she covers the three eggs.

Third egg — (4 minutes 2 seconds)

The Fourth Egg (4/20/05)

The fourth egg has arrived! In this clip, the female is standing over the three eggs when the contractions start at about 45 seconds in, at almost 1:02 (EDT) in the morning. The egg is laid just over a minute later, at 1:03 AM. The egg can just be seen as the female stands up to reposition it before she covers the four eggs.

Fourth egg — (6 minutes 2 seconds)

The First Chick Hatches (5/19/05)

This clip is really seven clips strung together that span a period of just under one hour, from 10:21 AM thru 11:10 AM on May 19. It shows the progress the chick made as it worked its way out of the shell along with some help from the female parent. The majority of the time the female was covering the eggs and hatching chick has been edited out.

First egg hatches — ( 26 minutes)

The First Chick Hatches (short) (5/19/05)

This is the last 3 plus minutes of the longer clip, showing the chick finally out of the shell.

First chick htches (short) — (3 minutes 49 seconds)

The Second Chick Hatches (5/21/05)

The second chick of 2005 hatched early in the day on May 21. In this clip, at 5:15 AM, the female stands and can be seen picking at the empty egg shell. 2 minutes and thirty seconds into the clip it jumps to 5:51 AM when the female exposes the 2 chicks and the remaining eggs.

Second chick hatches — (6 minutes)

The Third Chick Hatches (5/23/05)

This clip is really 2 clips strung together that span a period of 24 minutes, from 12:49 PM thru 1:13 PM on May 23. It shows the chick as it tries to free itself from the shell along with some help from the female. Since this occurs after the camera was zoomed in, it shows better detail than the first 2. The clip runs just over 20 minutes.

Third chick hatches — (20 minutes)

The Chicks Get Violent (7/1/05)

In this clip, the chicks get into a nasty row over the meal that is being served by the female. The chicks are almost full grown and the female adult has to get out of the way of the two young as they fight.

The chicks get violent — (3 minutes)

A Chick Gets Big Air (7/9/05)

Soon after the adult male had flown over the group that was meeting at the Puleston barn, one of the chicks put on its own show for us. It began with flapping and chirping and ended with the chick rising up out of the view of the camera.

Big air — (3 minutes 32 seconds)

First Fledge (7/15/05)

As one chick busies itself with eating, the other takes off from the nest for the first time. The adult female appears suprised and takes off after the fledging. The fledging chick can be heard softly chirping while circling the nest.

First fledge — (1 minutes 40 seconds)

The Second Chick Takes Flight (7/16/05)

This clip is of the second chick taking it’s first short flight. It begins with the two chicks flapping in the nest. The first fledge takes off leaving the second alone in the nest. After several minutes the chick decides to just do it. At 14:02 (2:04 PM EDT), the chick flies off the nest for the first time.

Second fledge — (7 minutes 33 seconds)

Mad Scramble for a Meal (7/17/05)

In this clip, the adult female and the chicks wait for the male to deliver a fish. As soon as he lands with the meal, the others attack and he is trapped for a few seconds. He manages to fly off and leave the three to compete for the fish.

Mad scramble — (3 minutes 21 seconds)

Last Tango in Brookhaven (8/13/05)

This clip is of two adults that stop at the nest for one last look around. Unfortunately, it is interrupted by the 30 minute archive break, but it does seem to say "It’s time to be going soon".

Last tango — (5 minutes 49 seconds)

2004 Season Clips

Clips from the 2004 season are also available.

2003 Season Clips

Clips from the 2003 season are also available.


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Tom Throwe
Last modified: Tue Apr 19 12:25:35 EDT 2005