On the morning of June 7, chatters realized they had not seen Clipper's head. The chick could not be seen and eventually was assumed to have died. The video was reviewed and showed that the chick was last seen at 10 pm on June 6. Chatters are very sad. This was the only chick this year as the first egg didn't hatch. We will never know what happened. We do know the body was in the nest and Rosie flew it out over the bay a few days later. We also know that Nature goes her way and we can only observe and learn, avoid conjecture or blame and support one another.
For memorials, see the Memorial page under 2018 on the first page of this blog.
Life goes on for Richie and Rosie. Rosie has been sitting on the nest mostly but goes off to fish. Richis is beside her sometimes or off on his own. Or he sits nearby but not on the nest. The corvids continue to harass the ospreys.
VA posted a video but be aware that it can be disturbing to humans. Watch only if you can handle the emotional content.