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06-05-186:24 AMJacksmeltRichmondFuriously fighting fish landed on nest, handed off to RosieLoricraigor
06-05-188:11 AMBass -StripedRichmonddropped at the nest behind the white cloudGailMaccraigor
06-04-187:32 AMStarry FlounderRichmondflat fish with striped fins brought to nestKatcraigor
06-04-188:20 AMBass -StripedRichmondFresh striper to the nestJudicraigor
06-04-1810:05 AMBass -StripedRichmondAnother fat striper to the nestKatcraigor
06-04-183:13 PMBass -StripedRichmondKatCM
06-04-185:40 PMBass -StripedRichmondAnd another left at the nest. Four stripers in a row!Judicraigor
06-04-187:57 PMJacksmeltRichmondBig fighting jacksmelt needs kids' help to subdue.GailMaccraigor
06-04-188:59 PMOTHERRichmondUnknown vigorously fighting fish reportedly brought to nest, then dropped over the edge by RichmondKatcraigor
06-03-188:20 AMJacksmeltRichmondSpotted on cable 0820 by Judi. Brought to nest 08.29. GailMac ID'd as Jacksmelt, CM concurred.Judicraigor
06-03-1812:44 PMJacksmeltRichmondRichie dropped it off, literally. Then levitated back around to see how the family like itKatCM
06-03-184:10 PMBass -StripedRichmondLarge whole striper dangled by Richmond, dropped at nest, then re-lifted, dangled, and re-settled by RosieCrowcraigor
06-03-187:42 PMJacksmeltRichmondJacksmelt hovered onto nest, Hoovered by the chicksGailMaccraigor
06-03-189:04 PMJacksmeltRichmondAnother late evening fish delivered by InfraredJudiCM
06-02-185:34 AMJacksmeltRichmondEarly morning head-on jacksmelt dropped at nestradchickcraigor
06-02-187:08 AMJacksmeltRichmondHeadless jacksmelt on nest at 0708thoracraigor
06-02-188:30 AMJacksmeltRichmondLarge fish spotted on cable via ATN. Brought to nest 0929 showing deeply forked tail.Judicraigor
06-02-1810:46 AMBass -StripedRichmondgood sized headless striper brought to nestCrowcraigor
06-02-184:40 PMJacksmeltRichmondBrought to nest with head still on. Tentatively ID'd as jacksmeltJudicraigor
06-02-1806.09 pmJacksmeltRichmondRichie brought fish and Rosie fed all the chicksJudiCM
06-02-187:48 PMJacksmeltRichmondHeadless delivery to nest. Demolished rapidly by chicks.Katcraigor
06-02-188:48 PMJacksmeltRichmondYes, #8 fish delivery today, so late in day as to be seen by infrared.KatCM
06-01-188:08 AMBass -StripedRichmondRichmond on cable with large striper. Brought to nest after partial face removal 0826. Rosie and the chicks feast. Tail end taken back to cable by Richmond 0845Judicraigor
06-01-1812:07 PMJacksmeltRichmondBrought to nest, concealed behind chicks, consumed rapidly making ID difficult. Only crumbs left by 1235. ID as Jacksmelt from retrieved videocalgalcraigor
06-01-183:41 PMJacksmeltRichmondWhole fish to nestKatcraigor
06-01-185:16 PMBass -StripedRichmondVery large whole striper of unnaturally red hue to nestDianneAcraigor
06-01-187:55 PMOTHERRichmondMangled bronze-toned fish delivered to nest. Possibly another Plainfin MidshipmanGailMaccraigor
05-31-184:02 PMBass -StripedRichmondBrought from the east with head goneC.TB
05-31-187:55 AMOTHERRichmondWhole fish to nest. ID uncertain. Later ID'd as another Plainfin MidshipmanC.craigor
05-31-189:40 AMBass -StripedRichmondRichmond spotted on cable with large fish, removing face. To nest by 9:55. Richmond back on cable with tail end at 10:38Sue Acraigor
05-31-181:19 PMBass -StripedRichmondFat headless striper brought to nestGailMaccraigor
05-31-187:31 PMJacksmeltRichmondBrought to nest with head missing. Consumed quickly (and concealed) by chicks. ID'd as Jacksmelt when RIchmond took it to the cable at 1938Midicraigor
05-31-189:03 PMBass -StripedRichmondLate night fish delivery to nest. Species and condition on arrival uncertain. ID'd from shape of tail left on the nest 2130. Last of tail eaten by Rosie and the chicks 0556 the next morning, June 1.Crowcraigor
05-30-187:10 AMOTHERRichmondUnusual fish brought to nest, ID'd as Plainfin Midshipman.J.craigor
05-30-1810:19 AMBass -StripedRichmondbrought to nest, ID'd at 1022JanAcraigor
05-30-182:54 PMBass -StripedRichmondLarge striper brought whole to nest. RIchmond waits on the rail while the family feedsKatcraigor
05-29-186:02 AMJacksmeltRichmondBrought to boom cable fighting fiercely, then to nest nearly whole at 0605 for family feedingJ.craigor
05-29-188:34 AMBass -StripedRichmondBloody striper dropped off at nest. Richmond stands by while Rosie and the kids eat.Mike D / calgalcraigor
05-29-183:44 PMJacksmeltRichmondWhole fish brought by nestKatcraigor
05-29-184:50 PMBass -StripedRichmondWiggling striper with visible eye brought to nest. Taken away to an unknown loation, then returned at 1724Judicraigor
05-29-188:02 PMJacksmeltRichmondFresh jacksmelt brought to nestCrowcraigor
05-28-187:23 PMBass -StripedRichmondTo nest with head gone.JudiTB
05-28-187:28 AMBass -StripedRichmondFish brought to nest with face partly removed. Chicks commence feeding with voracity. Richmond feeding chicks at 0754, sharing bites of tail with Rosie at 0804Midicraigor
05-28-1811:09 AMBass -StripedRichmondPartially defaced fish dropped at nestMidicraigor
05-28-185:47 AMJacksmeltRichmondBrought whole to nest before the cam went to color. Rapidly consumed. Last of tail removed by Richmond 0612radchickcraigor
05-28-184:00 PMJacksmeltRichmondAppears to be a large jacksmelt, head still on, but with the belly ripped out.JanAcraigor
05-28-185:15 PMJacksmeltRichmondWhole fish delivery to nest. Devoured. Tail taken away 1739 Judicraigor
05-27-187:02 AMBass -StripedRichmondLarge whole striper dropped on the nest 0702. Chicks fed, fish removed to cable by RIchmond 0722radchickcraigor
05-27-1812:28 PMBass -StripedRichmondWhole striper, still fighting, dropped in the nest.Katcraigor
05-27-186:21 PMBass -StripedRichmondHeadless striper delivery. RIchmond took his share first this time. Good thing too, because the chicks quickly devoured the rest.Judicraigor
05-27-184:43 PMJacksmeltRichmondWhole fish to nest. Rosie and the chicks make short work of it. Richmond left hungry.Judicraigor
05-26-188:14 AMBass -StripedRichmondHeadless striper nest deliverychagincraigor
05-26-185:32 PMBass -StripedRichmondChunky striper delivered to nestGailMaccraigor
05-26-186:55 PMBass -StripedRichmondAnother whole striper delivered to nest. Rosie still has about half of the last one left. Both fish visible on the nest at 1903Katcraigor
05-26-186:18 AMJacksmeltRichmondFlopping fish dropped on nest.radchickcraigor
05-26-181:54 PMJacksmeltRichmondWhole fish to nestKatcraigor
05-26-183:37 PMJacksmeltRichmondAnother fresh whole fish dropped off at the nestzcraigor
05-25-188:12 AMBass -StripedRichmondBrought by nest and taken immediately to boom for processing. Faceless fish left on nest.Judicraigor
05-25-183:52 PMBass -StripedRichmondWhole fish brought to nestalicraigor
05-25-186:56 PMBass -StripedRichmondReported headless fish to nest, possibly new but not bloodyJudicraigor
05-25-181:05 PMJacksmeltRichmondWhole fish to nestSue Acraigor
05-24-187:08 AMBass -StripedRichmondSpotted on cable 0708. Brought to nest, faceless, 0726.radchickcraigor
05-24-184:32 PMBass -StripedRichmondWhole fish to nest for immediate feeding.JanAcraigor
05-24-186:52 PMBass -StripedRichmondSpotted on boom 1852 brought to nest headless 1855alicraigor
05-24-1812:29 PMJacksmeltRichmondbrought whole to nest, then taken away briefly before being returned for feedingMidicraigor
05-23-186:02 AMBass -StripedRichmondWhole fish to nest 0602, then away to cable for processing. Returned to nest, headless, at 0629. Feeding commences.J.craigor
05-23-1812:55 PMBass -StripedRichmondWhole fish to nest. Chicks fed to stupefaction. Fish away to boom 1323calgalcraigor
05-23-183:20 PMBass -StripedRichmondFresh whole striper brought by Richmond ca 1520cyclefilmscraigor
05-22-188:01 AMBass -StripedRichmondWhole large fish brought to nest. Richmond seen feeding oldest chick at 0805.GailMaccraigor
05-22-184:17 PMBass -StripedRichmondWhole striper brought to nest 1617, then taken away to cable. Returned to nest, minus face, 1626 for dino feeding. Richmond seen feeding chicks again 1705.chagincraigor
05-22-181:05 PMJacksmeltRichmondBrought whole to nest. ID not totally certainDianneAcraigor
05-22-182:38 PMOTHERRichmondunknown small fish brought briefly to nest, then eaten on cable by RichmondJanAcraigor
05-21-187:29 AMBass -StripedRichmondnearly-intact striper brought to nestGailMaccraigor
05-21-186:06 PMBass -StripedRichmondWhole fish brought to nest, chicks fed, fish removed from nest 1829Sue Acraigor
05-21-1812:21 PMJacksmeltRichmondwhole fish brought to nestKatcraigor
05-20-187:20 AMBass -StripedRichmondBrought to nest without face 0720Loricraigor
05-20-181:40 PMBass -StripedRichmondSpotted on boom ca 1340 by WWOC chatters on-site. Brought to nest 1359.WWOC & Cathycraigor
05-20-186:45 PMBass -StripedRichmondBrought whole to nest. Immediate feeding.Sue Acraigor
05-19-187:22 AMBass -StripedRichmondBrought to nest nearly whole. Rosie feeds the chicks. Removed, returned to nest then taken away to the boom cable by Richmond 0751. Back to nest 0818, more family feeding.GailMaccraigor
05-19-1810:50 AMBass -StripedRichmondRichmond spotted on boom with fish. Brought to nest 11:03 without face.DianneAcraigor90
05-19-182:20 PMBass -StripedRichmondSpotted on boom cable, then brought to nest headlessKatcraigor
05-19-185:30 PMJacksmeltRichmondBrought to the nest intact - note yellow spot on gilljudiTBYours didn't show up on the site when I added. There seems to be a delay with edits??
05-19-183:35 PMOTHERUnsureRed plastic ribbon similar to the one from last week spotted on nest 1535. Removed from nest by Rosie at 1309 on May 29.Katcraigor
05-18-186:29 AMBass -StripedRichmondStriped bass brought to cable by RIchmond, then brought to nest, faceless, at 0636. Chicks fed, fish removed by RIchmond 0649, then apparently lost. RIchmond visible on boom cable without fish 0652.Loricraigor
05-18-188:23 AMBass -StripedRichmondBrought whole to nest. Rosie feeds the chicksGailMaccraigor
05-18-183:29 PMBass -StripedRichmondBrought to nest briefly ca 1529 taken away to boom cable. Back to nest 1606 with face removed, chicks are fedMoophcraigor
05-17-188:41 AMBass -StripedRichmondBig headless striper brought to nest. Rosie feeds the chicks. Fish stays on the nest for periodic feedings and adult snacks through the morning and early afternoon. Remaining end finally taken away by Richmond 1408 ... then brought back 1444GailMaccraigor
05-17-184:43 PMBass -StripedRichmondFresh intact striper brought to nest for just a moment, then taken away to boom cable. Back to nest 1652 after partial face removal, Rosie feeds the chicks. Previous fish tail still on the nest.Katcraigor
05-16-187:01 AMBass -StripedRichmondBrought to nest 0701 nearly whole, Richmond removes face while on the nest then Rosie commences feeding. Fish removed 0740, back at 0805. Chicks feeding at 0830 FIsh taken away again, then returned to nest ca 0935 for feedingGailMaccraigor
05-16-181:35 PMBass -StripedRichmonddelivered to nest ca 1335, looks split open but head still on. Taken away, then returned to nest about 1448 for feeding, chicks fed again 1556. JanAcraigor
05-16-184:37 PMBass -StripedRichmondHead removed, but otherwise complete, this must be a new one left at the nest 1637. Feeding chicks at 1716, again at 1800.JanAcraigor
05-16-187:22 PMBass -StripedRichmondStriper with no face brought to nest. Feeding ensues. Richmond leaves with fish 1934. Back to nest by 2025, chicks fed. Tail end brought back (or uncovered) 0556 on 05-17, the next morning. Richmond feeds Rosie again 0559, chicks also fed.DianneAcraigor
05-15-186:28 AMBass -StripedRichmondBrought to nest intact, then taken away immediately to boom cable. Brought back to nest sans head 0645. Everyone fed, fish removed by Richmond at 0654. Richmond brings back tail end at 0747radchickcraigor
05-15-181:43 PMBass -StripedRichmondStriped bass brought to nest, taken away immediately, then brought back headless 1351, another richie-feeds-rosie moment at 1404 chicks being fed at 1408 fish leaves, returns 1516 richie feeds rosie again 1517 fish left on nest chicks feeding again at 1550Katcraigor
05-15-184:52 PMBass -StripedRichmondBrought to nest 1652 very bloody, head partly eaten Chicks feeding at 1752 and 1844 remnant taken away by Richmond 1915 chicks feeding again 1933 just the tail end left at 1938Judicraigor
05-15-187:39 PMOTHERRichmondRed plastic caution tape-type streamer brought to nest. Removed by Rosie ca 1356 on May 16GailMaccraigor
05-14-186:16 AMBass -StripedRichmondbrought to nest whole at 0616 taken away by richmond--for head removal? back to nest at 0636 then quickly removed again to boom cable at 0638. Back to nest, headless, breakfast for all at 0705.thoracraigor
05-14-1811:19 AMBass -StripedRichmondnearly intact on arrival at nest. head removed at nest. chicks fed, richie away with fish at 1130calgalcraigor
05-14-183:49 PMBass -StripedRichmondArrival at nest 1549, mostly intact large striper. Rosie and the kids eat. Taken away to cable by Richmond, then back to nest for more family feeding at 1702Loricraigor
05-14-187:03 PMJacksmeltRichmondBrought to nest nearly intact, delivery interrupted by intruder, Mom feeds kids from remains of previous fish, new fish left on nest while RIchmond runs off the unwelcome guest. Still on the nest at 1958, when Rosie gets up to feed the chicks.JanAcraigor
05-13-1811:12 AMBass -StripedRichmondRichie brought whole Striper to the nest. Stayed while Rosie fed the kids (mostly). Then repo'd.1/2 striper returned to nest @ 1247KatCM
05-13-184:13 PMBass -StripedRichmondAnother whole striper brought to the nest by Richmond, who immediately took it away to the boom cable. Back to nest, headless, 1632, for big family feed. Back 1745 (no takers) and again 1812 for another snack for chicksKatcraigor
05-13-186:35 AMJacksmeltRichmondSpotted on cable via ATN 0635, brought to nest 0637. Three chicks fed, fish taken away by RIchmond about 0650. Robincraigor
05-13-187:43 AMJacksmeltRichmondBrought to nest, headless. Seems to be, already, the 2nd jacksmelt of the day. Taken away by RIchmond 0819 back to nest 0848GailMaccraigor
05-12-188:18 AMBass -StripedRichmondBrought to nest mostly intact, taken away, then back to nest, last remnant taken away by Richmond at 1149DianneAcraigor
05-12-183:41 PMJacksmeltRichmondBrought to nest about ten minutes before third chick hatchedjudicraigor
05-11-187:19 AMBass -StripedRichmondSpotted on boom cable 0719 nest arrival 0735; Rosie n chicks had it until 0830 when Richie repo'd itthoracraigor
05-11-183:42 PMBass -StripedRichmondBrought to nest by Richmond Large striper with no face. Taken away by RIchie, then back to nest 1703, to feed the family.GailMaccraigor
05-11-186:27 PMJacksmeltRichmondPartially eaten coming to nest. Rosie fed nestlings, self. Finished fish before before brooding.SailMonkeyTB/craigor
05-10-188:14 AMBass -StripedRichmondHeadless Striper brought to nest by Richie. Both parents present as Rosie began to feed 1st chickGailMacCM
05-10-182:28 PMBass -StripedRichmondRichmond spotted on boom with fish, fish brought to nest 1431Katcraigor
05-10-186:29 PMBass -StripedRichmondbrought to nest to feed the now TWO chicks and Rosie waiting for itKatcraigor
05-09-182:32 PMBass -StripedRichmondPhotographed on boom cable by DianneA on-site 1432. Brought to nest 1529. Baby's first feeding!DianneAcraigor
05-09-185:09 PMBass -StripedRichmondRear half only brought to nest by Richmond. Possible this is the same as the earlier fish, but it's a pretty big piece.Laura Henrycraigor
05-09-187:37 PMOTHERRichmondRed-orange-tan scrap of rag or bag, darkened as if wet or oilyJudicraigor
05-08-188:10 PMOTHERRichmondBrought to boom 2010 per ATN. Species ID unknown. Brought to nest briefly 2039 (to entice Rosie from the eggs?) Rosie took one bite, then Richie left again with the fish. Judicraigor
05-07-189:23 AMBass -StripedRichmondBrought to nest by Richmond and taken away by Rosie to her strut perchKatcraigor
05-07-187:03 PMJacksmeltRichmondbrought to nest by Richmond and taken away by Rosie very quicklyMidi by deferral for the quick capcraigor
05-06-189:49 AMBass -StripedRichmondfish was already headless and bloody upon arrivalSailMonkeycraigor
05-06-185:50 PMBass -StripedRichmondwhole fish brought to boom by RichmondJ.craigor
05-06-185:09 PMJacksmeltRosieback end of fish only, initially obscured by delivery, observers split on ID, CIndy says Jacksmelt Katcraigor
05-06-187:16 AMOTHERRichmondremnant of a bird carcass brought as nest lining material at 716am by RichmondCindycraigor
05-05-186:02 PMBass -StripedRosieRosie spotted on ROV cable with fish via ATN 1802 fish brought to nest 1817 then taken to boom by Richmond 1828DianneAcraigor
05-05-188:13 PMOTHERRichmondpartial fish (but bigger than remnant seen earlier). Not ID'ed to speciescalgalCM
05-04-1810:36 AMBass -StripedRichmondBrought to cable 1036, then to nest for ID 1226. From 1156 to 1206, Richmond was spotted chasing off an intruder while still carrying the fish. Fish taken away by Rosie 1237. Back to nest again at 1317, 1417, and 1456!SailMonkeycraigor
05-03-1810:49 AMBass -StripedRichmondBrought to cable to eat a bit, then to Rosie in the nest, who flew off with itJudiTB
05-03-185:48 PMBass -StripedRichmondSpotted on cable 1748, brought to nest for ID 1809Katcraigor
05-02-183:24 PMBass -StripedRichmondSpotted flying by at 1524, brought to nest by Richmond, half-eaten, at 1628calgalcraigor
05-02-188:01 AMJacksmeltRichmondRichmond brought whole fish to nest for Rosie who took it off cameraCindyCM
05-01-188:54 AMBass -StripedRichmondbrought to boom by Richmond 0854, then to nest for ID at 0942Katcraigor
05-01-185:30 PMBass -StripedRosieBrought to nest by Rosie at 1730, taken away by RichmondJudicraigor
04-30-182:23 PMBass-StripedRosieHefty Striper caught by Rosie and taken to the strut; shared back and forth b/w Rosie n Richmond rest of afternoonCindycraigor
04-29-181:49 PMBass-StripedRosieto boom, brought to nest and ID'd 1420--richmond would rather stay on the eggs!Katcraigor
04-29-1810:38 AMBass-StripedRichmond brought to nest sans face and taken away by rosie 1038JanAcraigor
04-29-186:07 PMOTHERRichmondspotted on boom, fish mostly gone, unable to IDKatcraigor
04-28-185:04 PMBass-StripedRichmondTB
04-28-183:36 PMBass-StripedRichmondRichie gave headless Striper to Rosie at 1535, she took it to the strut to eat and brought it back at 1620JudiCM
04-22-184:31 PMBass-StripedRichmondCM
04-22-189:04 AMJacksmeltRichmondCM
04-21-184:50 PMBass-StripedRichmondCM
04-21-1812:58 PMJacksmeltRosieCM
04-20-185:46 PMBass-StripedRichmondCM
04-20-185:35 PMBass-StripedRichmondCrowTB
04-20-1810:06 AMJacksmeltRichmondCrowTB
04-19-189:03 AMJacksmeltRichmondCM
04-19-189:02 AMOTHERRichmondNo bands in fins, thus not Starry FlounderMidiTB
04-18-187:04 PMJacksmeltRichmondAte entire fishCrowTB
04-17-1810:46 AMBass-StripedRichmondTB
04-17-185:01 PMOTHERRichmondLong view, no IDTB
04-17-186:12 PMStarry FlounderRichmondBrought to cable, then to nestSailMonkeyTB
04-16-186:45 PMJacksmeltRichmondTB
04-16-185:14 PMOTHERRosieRosie flew in from Marina Bay direction with fishTB
04-16-183:47 PMOTHERRichmondProbably Jacksmelt. Ate entire fishSailMonkeyTB
04-15-186:34 PMJacksmeltRichmondCrowTB
04-15-184:03 PMOTHERRichmondOnly very end piece. Deeply forked tailfin like Jacksmelt, no stripesTB
04-10-183:34 PMJacksmeltRichmondtraded fish back and forth after each Osprey fed on itCM
04-10-181:34 PMJacksmeltRichmondKatTB
04-10-184:40 PMOTHERRichmondCould be Striped Bass or JacksmeltJanATB
04-09-181:14 PMOTHERRichmondFlatfish-May have indentations in tailfin of CA HalibutKatTB
04-08-185:29 PMJacksmeltRichmondCrowTB
04-08-1810:33 AMOTHERRichmondLack of prominent bands in fins, thus not Starry Flounder. Possibly indentations in tailfin for CA HalibutKatTB
04-07-186:36 PMJacksmeltRichmondBrought small remnant to Rosie on nestTB
04-07-185:18 PMJacksmeltRosieAte entire fishTB
04-05-187:07 PMJacksmeltRichmondMidiTB
04-05-185:17 PMJacksmeltRichmondCM
04-05-1811:15 AMStarry FlounderRichmondCM
04-05-1810:41 AMStarry FlounderRichmondProminent bands in fins. Richmond ate entire fish.SailMonkeyTB
04-04-184:54 PMJacksmeltRichmondBrought to nest @17:03 to warn off interloper. Returned to crane w/fish. Exchange @17:15KatTB
04-04-189:18 AMJacksmeltRichmondSailMonkeyTB
04-03-185:47 PMBass-StripedRichmondCM
04-03-185:45 PMJacksmeltRichmondTook to nest, Rosie not interestedKatTB
04-03-184:11 PMJacksmeltRichmondSailMonkeyTB
04-02-189:51 AMBass-StripedRichmondKatTB
04-02-186:05 PMJacksmeltRichmondKatTB
04-01-185:38 PMBass-StripedRichmondKatTB
04-01-1812:00 AMJacksmeltRichmondCM
04-01-1812:00 PMJacksmeltRichmondTB
03-31-184:11 PMBass-StripedRichmondKatTB
03-31-186:44 PMJacksmeltRichmondCM
03-31-187:21 AMJacksmeltRichmondCraigorTB
03-29-1811:39 AMOTHERRichmondRemnant mantle of likely sub-adult gull brought to nest as lining material by RichmondCindyCM
03-28-186:14 PMOTHERRichmondLikely Plainfin Midshipman. Not on our list, but very interestingTony\TB
03-17-189:10 AMJacksmeltRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-16-181:29 PMJacksmeltRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-16-1810:06 AMJacksmeltRichmondBrought to nest intact. Transfer with some difficultyLogged by MidiTB
03-15-1812:46 PMBass-StripedRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-14-183:27 PMJacksmeltRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-14-189:37 AMJacksmeltRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-14-182:24 PMOTHERRichmondFlatfish-Not Starry Flounder or CA Halibut due to lack of bands, tail shapeLogged by MidiTB
03-13-181:28 PMJacksmeltRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-12-183:43 PMJacksmeltRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-12-181:01 PMJacksmeltRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-12-1811:53 AMJacksmeltRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-12-188:54 AMJacksmeltRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-11-183:38 PMJacksmeltRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-11-182:37 PMJacksmeltRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-11-1810:32 AMJacksmeltRichmondSomehow caught it in dense fog, only gone 2 min!Logged by MidiTB
03-11-184:36 PMSurf PerchRosieLogged by MidiTB
03-10-182:06 PMJacksmeltRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-10-1812:25 PMJacksmeltRichmondParticularly large. Took it to sheave "nest" to eat.Logged by MidiTB
03-10-1810:04 AMJacksmeltRichmondBrought intact to nestLogged by MidiTB
03-10-188:54 AMJacksmeltRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-09-188:59 AMOTHERRichmondProbably JacksmeltLogged by MidiTB
03-09-181:25 PMSurf PerchRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-08-184:44 PMBass-StripedRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-08-1810:07 AMBass-StripedRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-08-187:52 AMJacksmeltRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-08-181:07 PMSurf PerchRichmondMaybe Black PerchLogged by MidiTB
03-07-189:21 AMJacksmeltRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-06-189:02 AMJacksmeltRichmondLogged by MidiTB
03-06-1810:29 AMSurf PerchRichmondPossibly Barred SurfperchLogged by MidiTB
06-05-1810:05 AMBass -StripedRichmondfish on ATN--Richmond chases off intruder while holding fish, brought back to nest at 10:58 without headC.craigor
06-05-184:17 PMBass -StripedRichmondwhole striper to nestJudicraigor
06-05-186:27 PMOTHERRichmondunknown headless small fish, possible jacksmelt, eaten in "about five minutes"Judicraigor
06-05-187:58 PMJacksmeltRichmondslippery silvery jacksmelt left at nestJudicraigor
06-05-189:15 PMJacksmeltRichmondlatest fishing hour to date--Richmond on ATN brings a small fish, likely a jacksmelt, to the boom cable and (maybe) eats it all himself.Katcraigor
06-06-187:14 AMBass -StripedRichmondwhole striper to nestKatcraigor
06-06-189:29 AMBass -StripedRichmondstriped bass brought, view of nest obscuredMidicraigor
06-06-182:24 PMBass -StripedRichmondstriper with head on brought to nestJudicraigor
06-06-185:08 PMBass -StripedRichmondvery large whole striper nest deliveryKatcraigor
06-07-186:11 AMBass -StripedRichmondWhole Striper to nestThoraCM
06-07-187:50 AMBass -StripedRichmondRichmond spotted on ATN with hind end of striper. Initially thought to be remnant of the 0611 fish. Later Rosie and RIchmond both seen with fish on nest simultaneously (reported 0838)Judicraigor
06-07-1811:11 AMJacksmeltRichmondRIchmond on ATN with modest jacksmeltJudicraigor
06-07-181:22 PMBass -StripedRichmondRichmond spotted flying by, fish brought to nest 1319. Appears large, but obscured by "cloud" at nest.Sue Acraigor
06-07-183:55 PMBass -StripedRichmondstriper with head removed to nestJudicraigor
06-07-186:39 PMBass -StripedRichmondWhole striper on ATN brought to cableGailMaccraigor
06-08-186:04 AMJacksmeltRichmondWhole Jacksmelt straight to the nestJ.CM
06-08-188:21 AMBass -StripedRichmondLarge fish. Richmond removing face on cable per ATN. ID'd upon arrival at nest 0844DianneAcraigor
06-08-1812:26 PMOTHERRichmondRichmond brings a bright red matador cape...possibly a lumberyard safety flag. Removed quickly by Rosie, gone by 1230Katcraigor
06-08-181:22 PMBass -StripedRichmondStriper taken to boom after a brief stop at the nest. Finally delivered to the nest 1413.Katcraigor
06-08-184:53 PMBass -StripedRichmondWhole fish to nestJudicraigor
06-08-187:19 PMBass -StripedRichmondAnother striper to the nestcalgalcraigor
06-09-188:12 AMOTHERRichmondAppears to be a Plainfin MidshipmanJudicraigor
06-09-1811:36 AMJacksmeltRichmondScreened by chicks and lens fog, probably a jacksmelt. Practically gone by 1205Judicraigor
06-09-182:09 PMBass -StripedRichmondHead-on striper brought to nestJudicraigor
06-09-183:15 PMOTHERRichmondBird carcass reported on near side of nest.DianneAcraigor
06-09-184:48 PMJacksmeltRichmondSmall whole fish brought to nest, most likely a jacksmeltKatcraigor
06-09-186:31 PMBass -StripedRichmondHeadless striper nest deliveryKatcraigor
06-09-188:10 PMBass -StripedRichmondAnother striper to the nestGailMaccraigor
06-10-187:07 AMBass -StripedRichmondWhole striper brought to nestGailMaccraigor
06-10-187:44 AMBass -StripedRichmondAnother striper, headless this time--second one in less than an hour!GailMaccraigor
06-11-187:41 AMBass -StripedRichmondFirst fish observed after a 19-hour camera outageJudicraigor
06-11-1810:29 AMOTHERRichmondFlopping fish spotted on cable via ATN cam. Brought to nest 1043, concealed behind screen of chicks. Never clearly ID'd, reduced to crumbs by 1101.Judicraigor
06-11-182:24 PMBass -StripedRichmondWhole striped bass on the nest. Chicks fed. Remainder taken up to the cable by Richmond 1455.Katcraigor
06-11-185:52 PMBass -StripedRichmondSpotted on ATN, headlessJudicraigor
06-11-187:29 PMJacksmeltRichmondJacksmelt flown past the nest, then dropped off. Consumed by 1950J.craigor
06-12-187:07 AMBass -StripedRichmondRIchmond with whole fish on cable via ATN. Fish to nest by 0730, then taken away again by Richmond.J.craigor
06-12-188:59 AMJacksmeltRichmondSitting on sheave with fish, chases off intruder while holding it.Judicraigor
06-12-181:29 PMBass -StripedRichmondAnother striperJudicraigor
06-12-184:30 PMBass -StripedRichmondAcrive fish on ATN, then brought headless to the nest, then to the rail.Judicraigor
06-12-136:36 PMBass -StripedRichmondNew headless striper reportedJudicraigor
06-13-137:15 AMBass -StripedRichmondATN view shows whole striper on cable. Delivered to nest, sans face, at 0731J.craigor
06-13-1810:42 AMJacksmeltRichmondWhole flopping fish on the nest. Later ID'd as likely jacksmeltcalgalcraigor
06-13-182:43 PMBass -StripedRichmondStriper with head broght to the nest, soon removed for beheading.Judicraigor
06-13-185:15 PMBass -StripedRichmondStriper to the nestCrowcraigor
06-13-188:05 PMBass -StripedRichmondTo the nest, slightly mauled w/o headJudicraigor
06-14-187:10 AMBass -StripedRichmondRichmond on the cable with a sizeable fish. To the nest by 0739.Midicraigor
06-14-1811:25 AMBass -StripedRichmondHeadless bloody fish to nestChriscraigor
06-14-183:40 PMOTHERUnsureHungry chicks feeding, looks like a big piece, circumstances of arrival uncertain.GailMaccraigor
06-14-188:25 PMBass -StripedRichmondLarge plump fish brought to rail, likely striperCrowcraigor
06-15-185:46 AMBass -StripedRichmondWhole fish seen arriving on cable for face removal, flopping wildly. Rosie feeding chicks on the nest by 0605radchickcraigor
06-15-188:21 AMBass -StripedRichmondRichmond seen arriving at nest with partly-eaten fish. Thought at first to be a remnant, but Rosie seen subsequently feeding the chicks from her own fish while Richie stands by holding his.DianneAcraigor
06-15-1812:42 PMBass -StripedUnsureAnother unseen arrival, Rosie observed feeding chicks from a large portion of headless striped bass at 1242Sue Acraigor
06-15-184:25 PMBass -StripedRichmondFresh fish on the nest.C.craigor
06-16-187:05 AMBass -StripedRichmondRichmond defacing the fish on ATN cam. Brought to nest 0716. Tail end removed to cable by Richmond 0748J.craigor
06-16-189:23 AMBass -StripedRichmondRichmond with a fresh fish on the boom cable. Brings it to the nest at 0943. Richmond feeding one of the chicks as Rosie watches from the lower cable.DianneAcraigor
06-16-1812:20 PMBass -StripedRichmondBrought round the nest, then taken to the boom cable before being returned to the nestcalgalcraigor
06-16-184:06 PMJacksmeltRichmondSmall shiny fish dropped at the nest, likely a small jacksmelt or possibe herringSue Acraigor
06-16-186:11 PMBass -StripedRichmondFresh bloody fish brought in with face on. ID'd as a striper as Richmond takes it away 1835 GailMaccraigor
06-13-185:55 PMOTHERRosiescrap of milled lumber with large pointed splinter-dagger brought to nest, moved by Rosie to SE corner, out of sight by 6/14Kat & GailMaccraigor
06-17-186:33 AMBass -StripedRichmondWhole fish left at the nestJ.craigor
06-17-187:40 AMOTHERRichmondRichmond spotted on boom cable with unknown small flipping fish. Brought to nest by Rosie 0804. Remainder left for chicks to deal with.DianneAcraigor
06-17-189:35 AMOTHERUnsureRosie seen feeding chicks a fresh fish. ID and circumstances of arrival unclear.GailMaccraigor
06-17-1812:10 PMBass -StripedRichmondThick tough fish, hard to see but likely a striper from the eating of itJudicraigor
06-17-184:28 PMBass -StripedRichmondHefty striper chunk on the nest being distributed to the kidsthoracraigor
06-17-187:15 PMOTHERRichmondRichmond brings a red/pink flimsy plastic bag or sheet--a grocery store produce bag?Katcraigor
06-17-188:33 PMBass -StripedRichmondRIchmond on ATN with partially beheaded flopping fishJudicraigor
06-18-185:57 AMOTHERRichmondRichmond up on the cable on ATN munching on a fish while the chicks on the nest pick at the remains of last night's tail. Richmond to nest at 0605, remainder of his fish, if any, is tiny.radchickcraigor
06-18-186:25 AMOTHERRichmondRichmond arrives at nest with a piece of hard red or pink plastic, possibly part of a container or toy. Seems to have a card or label attached. Removed from nest by Rosie on 6/19 at 1027Loricraigor
06-18-186:52 AMBass -StripedRichmondRIchmond on boom cable with a fish, removing face. Brought to nest 0702, left on nest for chicks to attempt self-feeding. Taken away briefly by Rosie to her strut perch, then returned 0720, Rosie feeds the chicks. Richmond back on the cable with the remainder at 0805J.craigor
06-18-1810:20 AMBass -StripedRichmondRIchmond up on the cable with a large striper. Brought to nest 1042chagincraigor
06-18-181:40 PMBass -StripedRichmondWhole Striper delivered by Richie to Rosie and the nestlingschaginCM
06-18-182:45 PMOTHERRichmondClear plastic bag--containing some sort of red condiment?--brought to nest by RichmondKatcraigor
06-18-184:00 PMBass -StripedRichmondUp on the cable via ATN, another large whole fish. Brought to nest briefly 1630, then taken away again by RIchmond, then brought back to feed the chicksJudicraigor
06-18-186:06 PMBass -StripedRichmondHeadless fish to nest, taken away by Rosie, back by 1812chagincraigor
06-19-186:54 AMBass -StripedRichmondBrought to cable by RIchmond, then to nest by 0659J.craigor
06-19-186:59 AMBass -StripedRosieRosie brings another striper to the nest, moments after RIchmond brings his. Both parents feeding the kids simultaneously, kids feeding themselves too.chagincraigor
06-19-183:01 PMBass -StripedRichmondWhole striper to nest, then taken away to cable before being returned 1535 for feeding. Partial fish then left on the nest for the chicks to help themselves.Judicraigor

How to use the Fish Counting Matrix to learn even more about Ospreys:

     The livechat moderators will be collecting info from the LiveChat archive on an ongoing basis (usually daily) during the season.  On a regular basis, they will update the fish catch data and the entire logged catch info for the season will then become visible and downloadable for data analysis by everyone, including for classes, scientists, naturalists, and others.

     With an ever-accumulating running data set, it’s possible to put on our thinking caps and learn much more.  We encourage everyone to learn by calculating ratios and percentages, graphing findings, and study the data to find patterns and draw conclusions from the numbers.   Here are some relevant research questions you can apply to this data set…

  • Can you/your class determine what ratio or percentage of fish brought to the nest were brought by Richmond (male) or the Rosie (female) Osprey?   Can you explain any disparity you notice in number of fish each adult Osprey brought home?
  • Can you tell us what was the most common fish species caught in April?  How about in May, or in June?  Why might the typical catch be different in different months?
  • How many times per day does an Osprey bring in a fish?  
  • Does the number of fish deliveries increase when there are nestlings to feed?  By how much, on average?
  • Can you tell us how frequently, on average, a manmade object was brought to the nest?   Can you think of ways that all of us can help make life safer for Ospreys who share our shorelines with us?
  • If your class is working with data and doing projects on this topic, let us know.  Perhaps we might choose to highlight your intriguing scientific findings in a social media post!

Can you help us take note of what Richmond & Rosie bring home?

     We’re inviting all fans of the SFBayOspreys to help us identify WHAT Richmond and Rosie are bringing back to the nest. We’re hoping this data will provide us all with a better understanding of our Ospreys and shed light on ways that we all can help to protect these magnificent birds and other Bay wildlife in their ecosystem. Based on informal sightings of fish caught in our first season, we’ve chosen a shortlist of likely fish that you may see either Richmond or Rosie bring back to feed themselves or their young.

     We’d like you to tell us what you see by noting the specific time of ARRIVAL of the fish (timestamp on the screen), which Osprey first brought it to their nest (see FAQ page for telling Richmond & Rosie apart), WHAT was brought, and any notes about the catch such as: whole fish, headless fish.  When you see a fish brought in, please report these comments on the LiveChat, and include a screen capture if you can. The person who is the first to report the most fish accurately will win a prize at the end of the season.

     While there are myriad species of fish in our SF Bay, we’re only asking for your help to identify a very small subset of what’s out there. If the fish you observe on the livestream, is  NOT one of these fish species, please comment as OTHER FISH and add notes that might help, such as “shaped like a Surf Perch but was solid black in color”.

     Lastly, and importantly, if what Richmond or Rosie bring to the nest is not a fish AT ALL, please report that PROMPTLY as well, on the LiveChat with the timestamp of arrival from the livestream and a screen capture.  Ospreys collect and bring many man made items which could be harmful, such as (monofilament) fishing line, netting, plastics like straws and forks.  We definitely want to know about these Items and precise time of arrival (from timestamps), too.

     Here are the target fish for this exciting adventure in Citizen Science Fish I.D.

(Copyright for the fish illustrations and accompanying natural history below belongs to Val Kells. To discover hundreds more fish species found in our region, we recommend her book, A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes from Alaska to California, published in 2016.)

Striped Bass – Morone saxatilis

Length: to 6 feet

Key Features: Greenish gray with iridescent reflections dorsally. Sides silvery with 6–9 narrow black stripes. Abdomen silvery white.

Habitat: Barkley Sound, B.C., to just south of the US-Mexico border. Found in rivers, estuaries, bays, along beaches, and in nearshore waters. Also landlocked in lakes and reservoirs.

Ecology: Adult Striped Bass spawn in fresh water. After hatching, juveniles move to brackish then saltwater where they feed on a wide variety of invertebrates. Adults feed largely on other fishes.

NOTE: Striped Bass were introduced from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific and many landlocked locations.

Starry Flounder – Platichthys stellatus

Length: to 3 feet

Key Features: Eyed side shades of tan, brown, olive or black with irregular spots and blotches. May appear uniformly colored. Dorsal and anal fins with alternating pale and dark bars. Blind side white or with some dark blotches. Body and fins form flattened diamond shape.

Habitat: Beaufort Sea to Los Angeles Harbor, CA. Occur on or near soft and mixed bottoms from intertidal zone to about 1,970 feet. Occasionally swim to the surface. Also found in brackish water, and sometimes enter rivers.

Ecology: Prey on a wide range of invertebrates and fishes. Predators include sharks, large bony fishes, seabirds, and marine mammals. Can live to 42 years.

California Halibut – Paralichthys californicus

Length: to 5 feet

Key Features: Eyed side shades of brown, gray, or tan to olive with vague to distinct darker mottling and eye spots. Blind side usually white. Body deep and flattened.

Habitat: Quillayute River, WA, to southern Baja California. Usually bottom dwelling over soft bottoms or near structure from surf zone to about 920 feet. Also in bays and estuaries.

Ecology: Young feed mostly on crustaceans and fishes. Adults feed more on fishes. Preyed upon by sharks, large bony fishes, seabirds, and marine mammals.

Pacific Herring – Clupea pallasii

Length: to 18 inches

Key Features: Bluish to greenish dorsally, silvery on sides and below. Sides lack spots. Eyes large. Body elongate and slender.

Habitat: Found form Arctic Alaska to northern Baja California. Occur along the coast and offshore from the water’s surface to about 820 feet.

Ecology: May form very large schools. Enter estuaries during spawning. Feed on a wide range of planktonic invertebrates and fishes. Rich in protein and fat, Pacific Herring are an important prey item for larger fishes and numerous seabird and marine mammal species.

Jacksmelt – Atherinopsis californiensis

Length: to 19 inches

Key Features: Bluish green dorsally, silvery below. Sides with a bright silver stripe. Golden blotch on cheeks. Snout pointed, mouth and eyes small.

Habitat: Yaquina Bay, OR, to southern Baja California. Found from surface to about 95 feet, and and from surf zone to about three miles offshore. Also in estuaries.

Ecology: Form schools, often near kelp and other structure. Feed on invertebrates, algae, polychaetes, and small fishes. Preyed upon by larger fishes (including Striped Bass), seabirds, and marine mammals.

Calico Surfperch – Amphistichus koelzi

Length: to 12 inches

Key Features: Silvery to brassy with brownish to greenish spots that form broken bars or clusters on sides. Some lack spots. Snout short, mouth very small. Body very deep, humped on back.

Habitat: Cape Flattery, WA, to northern Baja California. Usually occur in sandy surf along the open coast. Also found over eelgrass in more protected waters.

Ecology: Feed on amphipods, sand crabs, and shrimps. Can live to six years old. Females give birth to live young.


Rubberlip Seaperch – Rhacochilus toxotes

Length:to 18.5 inches

Key Features: Color varies. Iridescent brassy, brown, olivaceous or black to golden or silvery on back and sides. Pinkish, purplish, silvery or golden on abdomen. Mouth with thick pinkish lips. Body oval in shape.

Habitat: Mendocino County, CA, to southern Baja California. Occur mostly along open coast over a wide variety of bottoms from surf zone to about 165 feet. Also in quiet bays and occasionally in brackish water.

Ecology: Feed primarily at night on a wide range of invertebrates that they may pry from hard structures. Females give birth to live young.

Miscellaneous – Manmade objects & other oddities

Monofilament Fishing Line (esp. wads or looped strands)

Netting (fish net fragments or erosion control netting)

Plastics (drinking straws, plastic forks, bags. etc.)

Dead bird/bird parts: Ospreys do not kill nor eat birds!  However, they will use found dead birds, especially their feathers as nesting soft nesting material for their nest. This season a part of a dead Crow and the mantle of a deceased sub-adult Gull, probably scavenged from the shoreline were brought home and became part of the nest. Here’s a photo of the nest from the 2017 season with the nestlings plus four manmade objects collected by the parent Ospreys visible. All items were potentially hazardous for the family of Ospreys, but only one earned a nickname and became famous, instead.