The first osprey egg at our Middle Farms nest this year has hatched! On the morning of June 2, 2023, we were able to capture the first osprey chick on the web cam.

The video clips below show adorable head bopping segments of the chick nestled in with mother and some of it’s first feedings after dad provided fish. An earlier clip from the evening of June 1st is believed to be shortly after the chick hatched.

Mother osprey with first chick on June 2, 2023. Screen capture courtesy of Vicki Rafferty.

Mother osprey with chick nestled beneath her during the morning of June 2, 2023.

The osprey chick’s first feeding on June 2, 2023.

The osprey chick’s second feeding on June 2, 2023.

On June 1st the mother osprey stood up shortly after 8:31pm and it appeared that there were still three eggs, but when she got up again around 8:33 and around 8:34 we could see a little head bobbing as she tended the nest for the new chick and the remaining eggs.

We hope you have enjoyed this window into the world of osprey on Fishers Island.