The Chestertown Spy
An Educational News Source for Chestertown Maryland
June 8, 2010 by Bay Journal
Jean Dixon Sanders says
May 29, 2010 at 7:10 AM
One has hatched!!!!!
Ann Murray says
May 29, 2010 at 7:32 AM
Cool!!! I saw the chick (Wynken?) too, and the mom sat down on him/her. I wonder how she keeps from suffocating the chick.
May 29, 2010 at 8:14 AM
How about in tune with the Memorial Holiday “birth” names be Liberty, Freedom and Peace
May 29, 2010 at 8:31 AM
I just saw Flynn for the 1st time!
May 29, 2010 at 8:33 AM
Looks like Mata is on the way too!
May 29, 2010 at 8:40 AM
I wonder that too, but she still needs to keep the remaining eggs warm, so there must be a system. How timely that they’re starting to emerge for Memorial Day weekend and the Tea Party!
May 29, 2010 at 3:53 PM
Marching bands ! ! all to celebrate the arrival of Osprey Jr. What will the town do for the next arrivals?
May 29, 2010 at 6:34 PM
Mabel has emerged. Two eggs remaining. Saturday May 29th.
May 30, 2010 at 7:58 AM
She’s feeding the chick now!
May 30, 2010 at 4:28 PM
The male came back with 2 fish, and left one for Mama O. She has been tearing little bits off, and mashing them in her mouth before sharing with #1. I put a couple of fuzzy screen shots on Facebook.
May 30, 2010 at 7:03 PM
7pm Sunday, the second one just hatched! Margo has arrived. Waiting for Bill.
May 31, 2010 at 7:41 AM
A few minutes ago, Wynken and Blynken were alone in the nest with no Mother O. She soon returned. Waiting for Nod….
May 31, 2010 at 10:49 AM
If we can’t agree on the chicks’ names, how are they ever going to learn them?
May 31, 2010 at 11:41 AM
who won the binocs?
we’re all wondering!
Sherry McKee says
May 31, 2010 at 2:18 PM
Come ON mom, move over, we all want to see your baby!
May 31, 2010 at 8:49 PM
Wynken, Blinken and Nod is pretty unoriginal, don’t you think? Just like Curly, Larry and Mo.
June 1, 2010 at 11:36 AM
I like Wynken Blynken and Nod. They sail on a sea of dew and fish for herring fish, it’s perfect!
Edmund Woo says
June 1, 2010 at 1:19 PM
Where’s the third egg?
June 1, 2010 at 6:28 PM
We have just seen a feast of fish,delivered to nest and eaten there. Two hungry chicks. Third egg still asleep.
June 2, 2010 at 1:09 PM
I’m thrilled that the names I suggested — Wynken, Blynken,and Nod — were chosen for the 3 chicks! These names came to mind as our sons went to an elementary school named for the poet, Eugene Field, and I knew that the poem was a lullaby about 3 fishermen so it seemed to fit for hatching osprey chicks. (I did do some research to make sure that osprey actually do eat herring as specified in the poem.) I look forward to using the binoculars to watch waterfowl all year long from our porch on the Chester.
Hopefully those who submitted excellent entries will get another chance next year if the Chestertown Spy has another “name the chick” contest. As a matter of fact, I suggest that the binoculars circulate, like a trophy, from year to year to the new winner.
Still waiting for Nod…
June 3, 2010 at 8:59 AM
Thursday morning. One parent eating,then feeding.
Change of sitters. One parent flew away,then back. Is that 3rd round shape egg or bird?
Robert M says
June 4, 2010 at 12:35 PM
I see one parent tending to two chicks – can only tell the little ones apart from the movement – a still would probably not be clear enough.
June 5, 2010 at 9:17 AM
THIS IS AWESOME!!! Thank you so much for the “bird’s eye view”
June 5, 2010 at 9:18 AM
Thanks so much for doing this!
June 7, 2010 at 7:04 AM
Have been away for several days. Did the 3rd egg hatch ?
Thanx to Yerkes, Dave Wheelan, Atlantic Security and the Osprey family for making it possible to allow so many of us the privilege of visiting . So cool and wonderful. C.G.
June 9, 2010 at 6:06 AM
I laughed out loud a 6:30 am. Both adult osprey were busy building their nest higher to protect their chicks. Whacking one newborn in the head with a stick while stepping on the other. Recalled my early days as a mother.
June 10, 2010 at 9:00 AM
I too thank the companies that set up and sponsor the osprey cam. What a great diversion during the day to check on the nest. Right now the adult is feeding one chick and seems to be ignoring the other one. I am intrigued that the unfed chick is just being patient and waiting its turn. A good example for us.
June 10, 2010 at 3:25 PM
Poor Mama O just fell over on her back in the nest. She was wallowing on her back and had a hard time righting herself. In the meantime, Wynken and Blynken were under her but seem to be fine now that mom is right-side up.
June 11, 2010 at 6:45 AM
OMG This is more riveting than Real Housewives of NYC!!!!!!
June 17, 2010 at 1:21 PM
omg this is getting so exciting!!!! does anyone know how long it will be before the babies try to fly???
Mary Jane says
July 27, 2010 at 6:55 PM
Is the osprey hurt? He’s been in the same position for a few days.
August 2, 2010 at 8:52 AM
Don’t know if this was the first flight for Blynken(?), but I just saw him/her take off, 9:45 AM, Monday, 8/2/10, fly around and come back to the nest. Took off again. Congrats, Blynken!! We knew you could do it!
Jackie OBrien says
August 2, 2010 at 10:05 AM
what’s happened to the picture? There 45 min ago.
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