We don't see everything that happens off the nest, although our cam ops catch them on the light poles eating and our faithful Toaster28 gets video of them on the lightpoles and occasionally flying with a fish.
The crows have been less persistent. Perhaps they had been waiting for that unviable egg or perhaps they have moved on in their season as well.
An interesting nest to watch if you are local and can visit the area is the Richmond Yacht Club nest. There are three fledglings on the nest and the mother. The father left but there is a new male there. The nest can be seen from the end of Sandpiper Spit lane. There is also an active nest near the entrance to the new car lot, on an electric pole. The male is quite handsome and the pair is active. Chatters call this the Porter nest.
In general, the nests this year have not been as successful as in past years, probably due to the unseasonable weather earlier in the season. This is part of osprey life. Given that ospreys live 20 years, the population will increase if only a few years result in three successful offspring at a given nest.
Chatter Toaster28 is our faithful reporter from the ground these days, taking photos of action that the cam doesn't catch.
Rosie and Richie return to the nest. CK? June 27, 2923. video by VA.
Richie brings Rosie a fish. Collage by Toaster28.
Point Molate and Pt. San Pablo, on the other side of the freeway, have quite a few nests. The nest at Pt. San Pablo Harbor appears to have three fledglings.. At least one other nest has been successful.
There have been no reports of any osprey on the nest off the Richmond-San Rafael bridge. At Pt.Molate, a number of ospreys were seen flying over the Bay.