Unmonitored random cam
We mourn for the little one as we marvel at the wonders of nature. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.In the end, a quick trip to the nest was scheduled via a bucket truck, the monofilament was removed, and the nestlings all eventually fledged.In that case, all of the permits were already in hand to be studying the ospreys, and we had already discussed how to approach issues in the nest. It happens all the time and you should not intervene. Ospreys almost always lay 3 eggs and on average fledge between 1 and 1.5 young each year.If all three young were the same size and there was only enough food for 1 young, none of the young would get enough food and they would all die.
If there’s lots of food, the smallest will eventually get fed and can survive.
There is no doubt in my mind that the right decision was made, to let nature take it’s course.