Savannah Osprey Nestlings Grow Up!

 

Watch the adult Ospreys work hard to raise three healthy chicks in Skidaway Island, Georgia.

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May 21, 2019

Leach's Storm-Petrel Relocated To Empty Cahow Cam 1 Burrow

The Leach's Storm-Petrel (nicknamed "Stormy") that's been spending its nights with the cahow chick in the Cahow Cam 2 burrow has a new home for the time being. Cahow expert Jeremy Madeiros was able to capture and band the visitor on May 21 before relocating it (see 1:45 in the video) to an empty burrow where it would not disrupt the ever-growing cahow chick. This relocation effort has been taken as a safety precaution for the birds as Jeremy has expressed concern about how the cahow chick might react to the storm-petrel's continued overnight visits and mating attempts as it grows larger and more protective of its nesting burrow. For now, the Leach's Storm-Petrel has been relocated to the empty Cahow Cam 1 burrow, where viewers can continue to monitor its behavior. Only time will tell if Stormy will take a liking to a roomier burrow or if it will try to return to the active cahow burrow. 

May 21, 2019

Ospreys Try To Keep Cool On Hot Day In Savannah, Georgia

While the youngest Osprey gets a meal, the two elder siblings lay down in the nest and pant on a 90° F day in Savannah, Georgia . Panting is an especially important way to facilitate heat loss because birds to not possess heat glands.  

May 20, 2019

A Compilation Of Various Species Taking Fruit To Go

It's nesting season in Panama, which means fewer and shorter visits to the feeder and lots of to go fruit being carried away. Here is a compilation from this morning of presumed parents taking food back to a mate or young. In order of appearance we see a Crimson-backed Tanager, Dusky-faced Tanager, Blue-gray Tanager, Buff-throated Saltator, Clay-colored Thrush and Chestnut-headed Oropendola.