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Middle Farms osprey have migrated

By |2023-09-25T16:58:45-04:00September 25th, 2023|News, Osprey Blog 2023|

The last confirmed sighting of osprey from the Museum webcam was September 13, 2023. The osprey chick getting ready to leave the nest with a fish in its claw on September 10, 2023. The daily fish deliveries grew fewer at Middle Farms nest during the second week of September,

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Osprey Chick still relying on parents for fish in September

By |2023-09-19T10:12:23-04:00September 19th, 2023|News, Osprey Blog 2023|

From late August through the first week of September, the osprey chick continued calls for fish at Middle Farms nest. During a couple visits to the nest over these two weeks, the osprey chick appeared to be wet but it is unknown if it succeeded in catching any fish on its own.

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Osprey Chick Defends Nest in August

By |2023-08-23T13:15:10-04:00August 23rd, 2023|News, Osprey Blog 2023|

In August, the osprey chick aggressively defended the nest at Middle Farms and continued to hone vital skills. By mid August, the osprey spent less time on the nest and during feeding times usually only stayed briefly. They could more often be heard nearby and the chick returned to the camera nightly

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Osprey Chick First Flight July 29th

By |2023-08-09T11:28:50-04:00August 7th, 2023|News, Osprey Blog 2023|

On July 29th, approximately 58 days after hatching from the egg, the osprey chick fully fledged and took its first flight away from the nest at Middle Farms. In the days leading up to its first flight, the fledgling continued to develop stronger skills for flying, along with skills for eating and

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Osprey Chick Practices Feeding and Flying

By |2023-08-07T07:32:28-04:00July 18th, 2023|News, Osprey Blog 2023|

In the ten days since the two younger osprey chicks passed, the mother fiercely defended her remaining chick as it continued to develop and practice feeding and flying skills. Though it may have appeared that the the chick was alone on Middle Farms nest a good portion of the day and night,

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Osprey Chicks Learn To Tend Nest – But Two Tragically Pass

By |2023-07-09T11:22:11-04:00July 8th, 2023|News, Osprey Blog 2023|

This post was initially compiled as a progress report on nest tending - not only by the mother osprey but also by the chicks learning to use their beaks for more than pecking, but tragically both younger chicks have since passed away. On July 5th, 2023 the youngest chick passed away –

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Osprey Chicks Battle For Pecking Order

By |2023-07-09T11:52:45-04:00June 29th, 2023|News, Osprey Blog 2023|

As the osprey chicks grew stronger mid-June, the battle for the pecking order grew. Initially the two older chicks fought each other, but when the littlest one got bigger (and hungrier), it received the brunt of the attacks. The following video clips capture some of the battles from June 15, 2023 - June 26,

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Osprey Chicks First Week at Middle Farms

By |2023-06-14T13:16:53-04:00June 13th, 2023|News, Osprey Blog 2023|

During the first week after the third egg hatched at Middle Farms, mom and dad osprey continued their efforts to tend and defend the nest. The feedings increased significantly and the chicks grew stronger each day. The following video clips and images capture some of the nest activity from June 7, 2023 - June

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Third osprey egg has hatched!

By |2023-06-06T09:02:51-04:00June 6th, 2023|Osprey Blog 2023|

The third osprey egg at our Middle Farms nest has hatched! On the morning of June 5, 2023, we were able to confirm three osprey chicks with the web cam. Special thanks to Vicki Rafferty for helping to compile the highlights of screen captures and video segments below. Mother osprey feeding three

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Second osprey egg has hatched!

By |2023-06-03T13:08:20-04:00June 3rd, 2023|Osprey Blog 2023|

The second osprey egg at our Middle Farms nest has hatched! On the morning of June 3, 2023, we were able to capture the second osprey chick on the web cam. Special thanks to Vicki Rafferty for helping to compile the highlights of screen captures and video segments below. We expect the third egg

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ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2023

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F.I. Sketchbook 2005

THE SKETCHBOOKS OF CHARLIE FERGUSON

In the full sweep of Fishers Island’s history, there is no artist more synonymous, more closely associated with Fishers Island than Charles B. “Charlie” Ferguson. The main show features images from two of Charlie's sketchbooks which functioned as illustrated diaries that were filled with daily activities, nature observations, personal notes, and lots of art—drawings, sketches, and watercolors—in various states of completion.

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