75 mph winds, hail, and tornadoes headed toward the Osprey chick at Collins Marsh

The weather service in Wisconsin is telling everyone that they are not joking. It is going to be a terrible night. They need to get everything loose out of their yard and get to safety.

The Collins Marsh Osprey Nest is in the red zone. The nest is north of Milwaukee and south of Green Bay near to the Great Lake shore.

The wildlife rehabber, Patricia Fisher, was out checking the Osprey nests in her area this morning. And, this time of year, it is not just the Ospreys but all of the birds nesting. My focus is on one nest in particular. It is on top of a 110 foot retired wildfire tower at the Collins Marsh Nature Centre.

Right now this sweet little one is home alone.

This chick could literally been blow off this nest and land in Green Bay. It is very difficult to understand how deep this nest is and what there is to cling to. I am mostly seeing loose sticks scattered about.

The mother has returned to feed the chick which was a concern this afternoon but, she has left again and not returned.

The storms are expected to move into the area of the nest around 9pm nest time. Please send warm wishes towards this wee one.

In other news the egg tooth of WBSE 27 is visible as it chips away at its eggshell. The eggtooth hammers away at the hard shell. It will eventually disappear but it is a perfect tool for hatching. It has been 12 hours since the first little pip was noticed.

It was drizzling. Tiny Little waited patiently for big sibling blue 462 to finish with the fish and she was rewarded. It is nice to know that this wee babe will have a warm tummy and be safe and sound with its family in the parent tree tonight.

Thank you for stopping in for this quick news update. Send your thoughts and prayers to the humans and non-humans in the area of that heavy storm. Let us hope that the camera does not get blown off and that we wake up to see the wee one on the nest crying for food. Take care everyone.

Thank you to the following for their streaming cams where I took my screen shots: Sea Eagles, Birdlife Australia, and the Discovery Center, the Cumbrian Wildlife Trust and the Foulshaw Moss Osprey, and the Collins Marsh Nature Reserve Osprey Cam.


  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Thanks Mary Ann for these updates. Prayers going up for this little one at Collins Marsh nest this evening 🙏❤️
    So happy for Tiny Little tonight that got her/ his fish too! Sleep well Tiny Little and hope to see you tomorrow!❤️🙏
    Good luck to the little wee one trying to hatch at the sea eagles.
    Good night and thank you Mary Ann. Will be looking for an update tomorrow in our newsletter
    Take care and have a good evening. It’s storming here tonight.

    1. You are so very welcome, Linda. I have the weather map on and the nest but there is no moon so it is hard to see the little chick who is alone. But…if the storms stay in the direction they are going, the very worst of this could be northern Wisconsin even in parts of Canada. It is a horrible thing to say but I hope the weather stays up there and this baby is spared. There should definitely be a new little sea eagle tomorrow. And I hope it is healthy and requires no attention. Take care. Fingers crossed!

      1. Linda Kontol says:

        Thanks Mary Ann! I have been watching too. I could see raindrops hitting the cam lens but I can see something I think is the little one in the nest but mom didn’t come snd cover the baby. Prayers for the little one to make it through the storm and that it won’t hit too hard there.
        Good night Mary Ann I’m keeping my fingers crossed 🤞
        Take care Linda

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