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UPDATED: Osprey Chicks Naming Contest!

If you have been watch the Hog Island Audubon Osprey Live Cam, then you have noticed we have three sweet new osprey chicks! Rachel and Steve have been such incredible parents, as you have probably witnessed, and so we thought it would be a great time to name the three chicks!

Hog Island_three feeding_CamOp Christine

Snapshot by CamOp Christine

To help get those creative juices flowing, we wanted to remind you that Rachel and Steve were named after conservationists/biologists (Rachel Carson, who wrote Silent Spring and Project Puffin’s Steve Kress)!

Please write your suggestions in the comments below and make sure to upvote your favorite submissions! Contest ends on Wednesday, June 14th, and will be decided by CamOps/Mods!

UPDATE: Ding, ding we have a winner! We are pleased to introduce Aspen, Sierra, and Spirit II named by Barb Pleczynski-Glassboro,NJ!

 

 

  • Owl_&_Osprey_Lover_ 02

    I was so happy to see 2/3 of the hatches for this nest. I have names for the babies: For #1 since it hatched so fast, I want to name it Zippy. This name reminds me of they song Zipity do da, which is a upbeat happy song. For #2 because the weather was a bit rainy by its hatching, I want to name it Sprinkle! And lastly for #3 I want to name it Normandy, because it’s hatching was on DDay!!!!!! Hope these names are taken into consideration!

    • Owl_&_Osprey_Lover_ 02

      I would be excited if even 1 chick ended up with a name of my choice!

      • Malou

        Me too! Last year there so many names offered. It must be so hard to make the final decision, but we will love those chicks no matter what names are chosen!

        • Owl_&_Osprey_Lover_ 02

          What were the chicks named last year? This is my first year watching!

          • Malou

            Bierre, Eric and Spirit. Bierre for our Dr. B who is such a wonderful mentor at the Hog Island camps, Eric for the young, dashing fellow that fixes all things at Hog Island, and Spirit was named to honor the chicks that perished at other nests and the folks who followed those nests. When we lost Spirit it came to us to share in the sorrow as well. We always remember them, however brief their lives were.

          • Owl_&_Osprey_Lover_ 02

            Oh thats sad! How many chicks rest in peace from that season?

          • Malou

            I’m not sure. I have been watching several nests for four years now and I am learning that it is a hope, not a certainty, that all chicks in a given nest will survive. It is all a little bittersweet, but I watch because I admire these birds so very much. The risks they potentially face during migration seem enormous to me!

          • Tracey2

            One was taken last year at 8 weeks old. And the year before that we lost 2 at 3 weeks of age.

  • Malou

    I wonder if the names…Bowdoin, Colby and Bates might be considered? The Audubon camps at Hog Island are inspiring young people in ways that may lead them to future careers in many related areas. These three institutions of learning are very familiar names in our lovely state of Maine!

    • http://www.lenagh.nl Maddi

      I lke these!

      • Malou

        Thank you, Maddi. I offered them last year as well. I hope they will be considered this year.

    • anc1entmar1ner

      An excellent suggestion, Malou!

      • Malou

        Thank you. I graduated from the University of Maine in Orono, but that doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue!

      • Tyra Trevellyn

        Great, Malou, and relatively gender-neutral (but Bates might be expected to preen the other chicks).

    • Tyra Trevellyn

      Great, Malou, and relatively gender-neutral (but Bates might be expected to preen the other chicks).

  • http://www.lenagh.nl Maddi

    I’m having trouble thinking up gender-neutral names. I do wish the naming contest would take place after the chicks are banded and we have an indication of the probable gender. There are so many appropriate names we miss, otherwise! I would like to offer Emily, after Emily Dickinson, a close friend of Mabel Loomis Todd’s, for the first female chick. However, understanding the realities of gender-neutral naming, I might suggest Dickinson or Dickie for short.
    Austin is another illustrious name: Emily’s brother and Mabel’s lover. Lavinia is Emily’s sister and responsible for retrieving most of her poetry.
    By contributing these names, I’m hoping that Audubon gets back to the tradition of choosing names that are connected to Hog Island and/or ornithology.

    • Malou

      What week is that banding done? I like the idea of getting to know the chicks a bit more before the naming.

      • http://www.lenagh.nl Maddi

        Raptor Rapture is the week of July 9-14. That’s probably when they do the banding.

        • Malou

          That sounds like it would work, and knowing the sex of the chicks would be an added excitement for choosing the names!

    • Poppy

      As far as I know, Emily Dickenson and Mabel Loomis Todd never met. Todd had a close relationship to her brother Austin, though.

  • Poppy

    My suggestions are: Aspen, Ellis and Juanita/Nita.
    Aspen Ellis was the Project Puffin intern, who spotted Little B first after last year’s clutch was raided. Two gender neutral names. The third suggestion, Juanita/Nita, for Juanita Roushdy, President of Friends of Hog Island, the good soul of all campers, volunteers and staff on Hog Island.

    • suestar2300

      More lovely suggestions!

    • Malou

      I like these!

    • annieap1

      I suggested Juanita, too – certainly believes she deserves the honor.

  • Owl_&_Osprey_Lover_ 02

    You all have cool names after actual people. I don’t know any of that stuff…my names are just my ideas

  • Linda Eaton Brenizer

    Shawn, Biggelow, Tracy

  • NJJuls

    Huey Dewey and Louie.
    I know, the names have nothing to do with conservationists, but I just wanted to be silly :) ;0
    Yep I’m old! LOL!

  • Diane R

    I’d like one of the chicks to be named Chandler, for ornithologist Chandler Robbins, who passed away this spring at the age of 99. He made some of the most important contributions to bird research and conservation in the 20th century, including some of the earliest research on DDT, contributing to Rachel Carson’s crusade as well as the US Breeding Bird Survey, a system of point counts designed to capture data on bird population changes across the continent; and he banded what is believed to be the world’s oldest, still-living bird, the Laysan Albatross Wisdom on Midway Island in 1956. More at: https://innernatureouternature.blogspot.com/2017/04/a-field-guide-to-my-first-field-guide.html?

    • suestar2300

      Love this idea – could be two names, Chandler and Robbin and maybe Wisdom!

    • kalcat

      Above I’ve suggested “Chan” instead of Chandler because he was known by that name.

  • alexa

    chick #1 John chick #2 James; named after John James Audubon, who was known for studying birds, The nest is also perched on the audubon camp!
    chick #3 Asili Translated to Nature in Swahili (Nickname can be Lili)

  • lily

    I think we should have gender neutral names. I know we have Rachel after R.Carson ,one of the greatest environmentalists of our time, so I think one chick should be named Carson. Normandy for the one born on that day and Audi for J J Audubon.

  • DianeMc

    Abenaki or Abnaki or Wawinak: name of original Native Americans in this area.
    Means People of the Dawn

    Millicent (Mabel’s daughter who sold/gave land to Audubon)
    Cruickshank the original photographer
    Borror the original sound recorder
    Farida/Wildey the original botanist

    • http://www.lenagh.nl Maddi

      Nice ones!

  • Eileen Greene

    I like a bit of humor. My suggestions are Jed, Jethro and Elly May. In no particular order.
    Thank you!

  • Sgt Pepper

    Wynken, Blynken, and Nod after the lullaby by Eugene Field.

    • lori lilias

      wow wow wow i cannot believe we were both on same page on this!!

  • Solera from Austria

    1) Oddie after William Edgar “Bill” Oddie, an ornithologist, conservationist, and television presenter on wildlife issues. Some of his books are illustrated with his own paintings and drawings.
    2) Orian after Gordon Howell Orians is an American ornithologist and ecologist. He was the 1999 recipient of the Cooper Ornithological Society’s Loye and Alden Miller Research Award, which is given in recognition of lifetime achievement in ornithological research.
    3) Bailey after Florence Merriam Bailey, American nature writer and ornithologist. She worked with the National Audubon Society during its early years and she is also credited for writing the first known bird guide, Birds Through an Opera Glass, published in 1889. A true pioneer in the field, Merriam protested the mistreatment, killing, and trade of feathered animals.

    • http://www.lenagh.nl Maddi

      I like these!

      • Solera from Austria

        Thanks Maddi!

  • lori lilias

    Wynken, Blynken and Nod from the poem and children’s book by Eugene Field:

    Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

    Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
    Sailed off in a wooden shoe –
    Sailed on a river of crystal light
    Into a sea of dew.
    “Where are you going, and what do you wish?”
    The old moon asked the three.
    “We have come to fish for the herring-fish
    That live in this beautiful sea;
    Nets of silver and gold have we!”
    Said Wynken,
    Blynken,
    And Nod.

    • Sgt Pepper

      I agree! Love this poem/ lullabye.

    • suestar2300

      Gave me goosebumps reading that again!

    • LA

      Opps, see above but spelled the names wrong, love these 3 names

      • lori lilias

        thank you! the names and who they represent in poetry, lullaby, and children’s beloved book not to mention their spirit in the poem itself and of course searching for fish!

  • 4meowsmom-MA

    Aspen, Ellis and Hope

    Aspen & Ellis for the Project Puffin Intern who spotted Bierre as we all hung on the edge of our seats with tears in our eyes and aches in our hearts for what we had all been through, the taking of Spirit and the accidental fledging of Bierre. I personally was glued to the screen for any scrap of news and spent hours watching the cam to see something, anything and breathed a tearful sigh of relief when it was announced that she had spotted him. Lastly Hope, in honor of those precious ones who were lost too soon. We all HOPE that all three chicks will thrive and survive this year <3

  • MississippiGirlc

    How can we give a gender name if we don’t know the gender of the chicks?

    • kalcat

      In the past names have been given without knowing the gender such as Mabel in 2013 and Pia in 2014 (well Pia doesn’t seem gender-neutral to me). It doesn’t really matter–once they fly south we’ll most probably never see them again so I don’t think the name matters in the long run.

      • cmolander

        But they are banded.

  • Carrie Leahy Monahan

    Aspen, Normandy and Regina. If Regina isn’t a conservationist, I don’t know who is and I think it’s about time she get some recognition for all of her hard work and dedication to our communities … just one opinion. 😉

  • kalcat

    Chan — for Chandler Robbins (known to friends as Chan), ornithologist who died in March of this year https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandler_Robbins

    JJ or JayJay — for John James Audubon

    Juanita — for Juanita Roushdy, fulltime volunteer at Hog Island

  • http://www.wordofmouthtranscripts.com roses123

    Gessner: author Return of the Osprey
    Christopher: amazing osprey photographer whose pics are often posted
    Martell: Last name of Dr. B’s partner who tags and tracks with him

    • kalcat

      Kristofer is the photographer’s first name.

  • http://explore.org/ explore.org

    Make sure you upvote your favorite nominations!

    • cmolander

      Okay! :)

  • Melissa Anne

    Here are my names. i see new life in nature as truth and love as compared to the mess humanity finds itself in the world today. Therefore:

    Heart (or Hart)
    Harmony
    Hope

    I can’t log in with Explore, Disqus, Google – so I’m here via Facebook. I’m Naturelvr on the chat!

  • Melissa Anne

    Other names I came up with are from famous naturalists and poets who loved birds and nature:

    Henry
    Ralph
    Emerson
    Walden
    Charlie
    Emily

  • Melissa Anne

    Other suggestions:

    Beston: I don’t know if you’re familiar with one of the most eloquent writers and naturalists, but Henry Beston wrote the famous, “The Outermost House” and, according to Wikipedia, was the only author who influenced Rachel Carson’s writing.

    Carl: in honor of my hero, Carl Sagan AND my current favorite nature writer, Carl Safina

    Safina: for the reason above

  • Melissa Anne

    I guess I’ll keep going, LOL!

    Carson
    Beston
    Emerson

    All gender neutral

  • 501oceanblue

    Speedy – (he) really picked up his hatch and beat #2 ..and we have been using this for a while now..

    Regin-O — for Regina and Olivia and all they do for the chat and the citizen science of the nest!.

    Aspen – to honor the intern who found Little B last year after the eagle attack

  • chillin

    Just a few to throw out there:

    First, I have voted up “Chandler” or “Chan”. Cool name and great back story.

    Lina and Herman (the names of Steve Kress’s parents)
    Maria and Robert (the names of Rachel Carson’s parents)
    Louise and Wayne (Rachel Carson and Steve Kress’s middle names)

    You know, keeping it all in the family!

  • CrystalMoon

    Hi, I haven’t gone through the names so not sure if these were mentioned!
    I would submit: Kate, Wills/William and Harry, Royal names from our Royal couple Rachel and Steve :-)

  • anc1entmar1ner

    6:19 PM – tiny flounder delivery

    • anc1entmar1ner

      oops, wrong board – sorry!

  • Colorado Girl

    I would offer the following, all after bays in the state of Maine:

    Kennebec
    Machias
    Chandler

  • cmolander

    Love, Peace and Joy, because that’s what these birds bring to us.I like Hope, too. But that’s what chatters named one of the eagle chicks on Romeo and Juliet’s nest in NE Florida

    • LA

      Ahhh, we are on the same page :)))

      • LA

        I was worried that their behavior at this moment in time is anything other then Love, Peace, Joy, Hope (my suggestion)… Then again we hope this scrappy behavior will decrease over time. It did with my 3 :)))))

  • LA

    Maybe Hope, Joy and ?

    • Binky1

      ….and Peace.

  • LA

    So silly

  • LA

    However, I have always been fond of Winken, Blinken and Nod

  • Owl_&_Osprey_Lover_ 02

    Wow I wish u knew all the history. All the names you all have created are after actual people and mean a lot. Mine are just Zippy, Sprinkle and Normandy…

    • Owl_&_Osprey_Lover_ 02

      *Wish I knew

    • LA

      Is all good

  • LA

    Are we on the right link?

    • Owl_&_Osprey_Lover_ 02

      Yes for the contest

      • LA

        Good long day with bad back. Where did I get these names, Apples, Peaches and Pumpkin Pie :>>>>

        • Owl_&_Osprey_Lover_ 02

          Those are cute, but you must be hungry!

          • LA

            No a song from the 60’s

          • LA

            But none of us can remember! Motown??

          • sharon.chafe@gmail.com

            I remember it from hide & seek as a child:
            “Apple, peaches, pumpkin pie
            Who’s not ready, call out I”

          • Kwaahu

            Jay and the Techniques! LOve this song!

          • LA

            And yes hungry

  • LA

    Okay so I said and asked after a long day with my back how about and where is this from….Apple, Peaches and Pumpkin Pie :0>>>>>

  • Sharon Green

    Hope – we wish and hope for these birds that they fulfill their destiny
    Faith – having faith that our hope comes true
    Courage – that all new fledglings need to make that first soaring leap

    • Melissa Anne

      We’re on the same page, sort of. My first suggestion below is: Hope, Harmony, and Heart.

  • LA

    I like Courage

  • bunny

    how about Willow, Aspen and Maple for the three chicklets!

  • Cynthia Baughan

    “Amazon” for the first chick who hatched. She/he is HUGE after just a few days, Has grown exponentially larger than second hatched chick just several hours behind her in hatching.

  • Prickly Pear

    Bristol
    Bremen
    Dirigo

  • Dawn kruse

    Penny leonard sheldon

    • Poppy

      poor Howard…

      • Tweetylady

        And Raj…

  • gerry valliere

    Marley, Jordan, Roan

  • Andee in SC

    #1 Amazon—First Born, Big and Beautiful
    #2 Audubon — Obvious Reasons
    #3 Aspen– The wonderful person who found Little B after his accidental fledge last year. She brought joy back through our tears.

  • Strick

    Lord of the Rings Characters.
    First Born- Aragorn…The king
    Second Born–Legolas…swift and graceful
    Youngest — Gimli—-small and round.

    • Owl_&_Osprey_Lover_ 02

      Nice ideas!

  • Marcy Ashley-Selleck

    Little Bo and Peep

  • Arlene A.

    Pine, Spruce, and Fir – in honor of that gorgeous forest we see across the bay.

  • rover42534

    I have been pondering possible names should the powers that be decide to allow, maybe even encourage, our input. I would suggest that the names honor the entire Osprey species. How do we do that? by deriving the names from the scientific name PANDIon HALIaetus – PANDY and HALEY. But what about a 3rd name based on the same criteria? Some wordsmiths trace the name even further back, to the Latin AVIS Predis So, the 3rd name would be AVIS. In honor of the entire species, the gender neutral names, PANDY, HALEY, AND AVIS are my suggestion.

  • alexa

    I love names that are from different languages, and mean something when translated to english, here are a few i found:
    Spero- translated to Hope in Latin, For hope for a great future for the new chicks.
    Trekken- Translated to Journey in Danish, For there journey of life that is a head of them.
    Liro- (pronounced- Lee-ro) Translated to Nature or earth in Latin, For the wonderful mother nature that brought us these 3 chicks. (Leo for a nickname if boy, Lea for a girl, or just Lee for gender neutral)

    I hope you like these unique names, it took me a while to find names that will fit these chicks well! please up vote if you like them! And feel free to ask how to pronounce a name if you are not sure!

    • Malou

      Those are wonderful names, alexa! It has been so interesting to read down through all the names offered. I’ve learned a lot!

  • Julia Glueckauf Gray

    I still like Bippity, Boppity and Boo! Disney terms that are magical and whimsical, positive and uplifting! Just saying them makes you smile.

  • ruru-morepork

    Acadia, Baxter, Camden. ABC so we never forget the birth order and all protected lands in Maine.

    • ruru-morepork

      These names won the comment voting last year and weren’t picked, but please vote!

    • Kathy Libby

      I really like these ones too. And since they are banded, it would be great to know their Maine origins where ever they settle as adults.

  • Snowbird17

    Oddie, Orian and Bailey, names suggested by Solera below

  • Denise Levesque

    Terry, Tempest, Williams

  • Denise Levesque

    I like Acadia, Baxter, and Camden, too.

  • Denise Levesque

    Ralph, Waldo, Emerson

    • Laramie1

      Very cute!

  • Teezee

    Ammie, Arie, and Alex

  • Poppy

    msbunny • my suggestion for names, if they did not appear on the other site, are:

    Willow, Aspen, and Maple. i thought that they sounded pleasant, easy to remember, and not too many syllables.

    • Teezee

      The names of trees are good! I think I like them even more than my names.

    • Andee in SC

      Her suggestion is below under the name of “bunny” :)

      • Poppy

        OK thank you, misunderstood a comment on the chat site. I will delete this, and a bit later your/my replies ;-))

  • Laramie1

    Hello – I will throw my hat in the ring. Luna, Sol and Stella. Moon, sun and star!

    • Skybird

      And ‘Stella Luna” is the name of a childrens book about a bat!!

  • AF-England

    My suggestions. How about spice names as they spice up our life. Basil, Sage and Saffron

    • fluffyspun

      I like those, but I’d also throw in Rosemary myself.

      • AF-England

        Thought of that one, but might be a bit long.

  • Tina Beene

    i suggest bibbity bobbity boo

  • Poppy

    Ploverchic • Posting my name ideas here since I cant log in with Explore on the naming blog (as mentioned above):

    as an homage to the painters associated with Maine,
    Nancy – figuring at least one chick will be a girl (for N.C.), Andrew, and Wyeth

  • ACB

    Larry, Moe and Curly

  • Sherri Evans

    Sleepy, Sneezy and Bashful

  • Julia Glueckauf Gray

    I know I already offered one set of names, but I hope I can also offer: Sierra (Club), Jacques (Costeau) and Muir (John)

  • Artemis

    Regina/Reggie
    Olivia/Olivio
    MJ

  • annieap1

    Aspen – found chick (2016) who was scared out of nest by eagle attack
    Juanita (Roushdy) – Audubon Camp (Hog Island)
    Peter for Peter Vickery – involved in HI birding program (dec’d)

  • Marie Elaine Hedrick

    Rufus, Pierre, and Gretchen.

  • http://annieevergreen.com kikibird

    Spirit II -obvious reasons
    Zen ky–the little one is always waiting/ chillin
    yerpso–osprey spelled backwards

  • Owl_&_Osprey_Lover_ 02

    Zippy, Sprinkle/Dew/Storm, Normand/Norman

  • Jennifer Milliken

    Dash- 1st born
    Pinch- 2knd
    Smidgen- Littlest

  • Poppy

    We already had a Sky(e) in the clutch of 2012 ;-))

    • Owl_&_Osprey_Lover_ 02

      Aww dang I really liked that name :/

  • Poppy

    Robinette17 Poppy,
    can you please put in my suggestions for names for the chicks? Aspen
    and Ellis in honor of the intern who found Bierre last season.
    [a third suggestion may follow]

  • Tyra Trevellyn

    I’m thinking ‘Jamie’ ….gender-neutral and kinda sweet and strong and birdy all at the same time. And of course it has an Audubon connection. I like so many of the suggestions, I’ll just leave one.

  • Osont

    Kiki – Kiwi – Kilani Love these names and also no genders involved.

    • http://annieevergreen.com kikibird

      hey thats my name too ..lol

  • Binky1

    I chose: Nigel (Nigel Marven Conservationist and Ornithologist.)
    Heather (Heather Williams Ornithologist.)
    Dominic ( Dominic Louis Serventy Ornithologist.)

  • Melissa Anne

    I’m Naturelvr on the chat and shamelessly adding my faves once again:

    Carson: for Rachel Carson
    Beston: for Henry Beston who wrote “The Outermost House” and the only author to influence Rachel Carson
    Emerson: For the naturalist Ralph Waldo Emerson

    So….
    Carson
    Beston
    Emerson

    All gender neutral!

  • Melissa Anne

    Okay, if you don’t like my naturalist’s suggestions, here are my suggestions for giving the chicks names to reflect the future of our planet!

    Hope, Harmony, and Heart.

    • Barb Pleczynski-Glassboro,NJ

      I like these 3 names also.

  • Tyra Trevellyn

    Hey, what about honoring a Brit we all love who’s probably introduced many of us to bird species we would never have known? Who’s opened up the grace and diversity of the natural world to anyone with tv access? And who cares deeply about our planet? Sir David Attenborough. A chick could bear the gender-neutral name ‘Davey’ or perhaps ‘Addy.’ Spelling variations welcomed. (‘Atty’ sounds too legal.)

    • jordy

      GREAT idea. for the monumental importance of the naturalist Sir David A. Davey and Addy are wonderful, even if a girl. Davey can be a very cute Girl’s “tomboy” gender-neutral name.

  • ple

    Can’t recall their names, but the folks who helped with the falcon nest, getting the remaining two banded (and one rescued) would be good names to use and good folks to commemorate.

  • LA

    Marx brothers? Chicko, Harpo and ?

    • Eileen Greene

      Grocho

  • kalcat

    I’d like to repeat here a suggestion Poppy made on the chat–naming one of the chicks in honor of the Chesapeake Conservancy nest were all eggs were destroyed this year by crows. In 2015 the CC nest named their foster chicks Maine and Montona in remembrance of lost chicks at the HI and Hellgate nests. We could follow that precedent. I suggest Kent as a third name, since the nest is located on Kent Island.

  • Andy and Jocelyn

    Feenie (a nickname for Phoenix, so the bird will always rise again), Swifty (because of the speed with which the first one hatched, and also so the bird will travel with ease), and Muir, after John.

  • Marie Caron Jost

    Wynkin, Blynkin & Nod

  • Sherry E. Clark

    My suggestions for names; Kent for Kent Island; James/Jamie (female derivative) from John James Audobon; Cassin/Cassi from John Cassin.

  • DJ

    My choices: Aspen,
    Hope (for the female)
    and Rane for the seafaring Captain from the Wild Swan trilogy.

    • Barb Pleczynski-Glassboro,NJ

      I like Aspen.

      • DJ

        And I like Sierra too. good job Barb.

        • Barb Pleczynski-Glassboro,NJ

          Thanks DJ

  • Owl_&_Osprey_Lover_ 02

    When does the contest end? It said it ended today…

  • Poppy

    VA girl
    Can’t post my names for the chicks on the voting site. My choices are:

    Aspen
    Sierra
    Kent

    • Barb Pleczynski-Glassboro,NJ

      I like Aspen and Sierra.

  • Sammie

    David for David Gessner, environmental writer who authored Return of The Osprey and Soaring With Fidel: An Osprey Odyssey.
    John for John Audubon and Lucy for his wife who supported him both financially and emotionally so that he could complete his drawings.

  • http://explore.org/ explore.org

    Today is the last day for submissions! Make sure you upvote your favorite!

  • Missinlilbit

    I hope this is not too late!! My entry is: Jeff, Jill, Janice

  • lynndvm

    Speedy (1) Kent (2) Pokey (3)

  • sasquatch

    Fishmuncher, FlappyMcFlapFace, Sir Screechalot

  • Jim Holtz

    Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu.

  • Skybird

    Aspen, Stella, and Luna

  • Eileen Greene

    Gibbs, Abby & Ziva

  • alexa

    Spero- translated to Hope in Latin, For hope for a great future for the new chicks.
    Trekken- Translated to Journey in Dutch, For there journey of life that is a head of them.
    Liro- (pronounced- Lee-ro) Translated to Nature or earth in Latin, For the wonderful mother nature that brought us these 3 chicks. (Leo for a nickname if boy, Lea for a girl, or just Lee for gender neutral)

    Spero
    Trekken
    Liro

    I posted these a few days ago but i thought i should post again for people who didn’t see, how do you like them? i worked really hard to find them!

    • Jill Cole

      I like those names a lot!

  • lenoirdenantes

    #1 Speedy, #2 Gonzalez and #3 Slowpoke

  • Lily from CT

    Aspen, Ellis & Kent – suggested by Robinette – are my choices.

  • Meffa MA. US

    Hi just saw this is last day for submissions so I’ll post a few. I’ll post separately as replies to myself so you can vote for any that you like without endorsing all;

    • Meffa MA. US

      Brewster – for William Brewster 19th century American ornithologist who was instrumental in stopping the shooting of birds for study and promoted field craft with binoculars, song identification and observation, in short modern birding, over killing. As first president of Mass Audubon he pressed for legislation that outlawed the killing of wild birds for trade in MA and eventually nationwide when the Lacey Act was passed in 1900.

    • Meffa MA. US

      Hemenway – for Harriet Lawrence Hemenway, Boston socialite who together with Minna B Hall initiated a movement against the killing of wild birds for decorative feathers used on hats and clothing. She and Hall founded MA Audubon, the first chapter in the nation, which became the model for other states and eventually the national organization. Together with William Brewster (see below) they organized a legislative lobby which ended the feather trade (even Queen Victoria declared she would cease to wear feathers), passed the Lacey Act, the The Federal Bird Reservation Act, which would become the National Wildlife Refuge System. Eventually in 1918 these efforts produced the Migratory Bird Treaty Act which is the strongest protector of migratory birds. You cannot shoot or kill an osprey, or any other rator, thanks to this act.

    • Meffa MA. US

      Thoreau – No explanation required here I’m guessing.

  • Tech Kids

    #1 Aspen, #2 Spirit II, and #3 Norm (short for Normandy)

    • Barb Pleczynski-Glassboro,NJ

      I like Aspen and Spirit II also.

  • DLionheart

    From Wikipedia’s info = “Hog Island has an agricultural history like most Hog Islands. In the
    late nineteenth century it was summer home to The Point Breeze Inn and
    Bungalows, a recreational settlement. By 1910, Hog Island became a
    project of Mabel Loomis Todd, original editor of Emily Dickinson’s poetry. Todd purchased tracts of the island to save its timber from clearcutting. Together with her husband, David Peck Todd (head astronomer at Amherst College), they built a rustic summer camp there that was occupied by family members and their friends into the 1960s.
    The only Todd child, daughter Millicent Todd Bingham, negotiated with
    John Baker of the National Audubon Society to have a nature study
    facility established on the island at the more developed Point Breeze
    site.”

    And so – I submit the following names for everyone’s consideration:

    Mabel, Loomis, Todd, David, Peck, Millicent, Bingham to honor those people for their part in this lovely place’s history.

    My choice picks from those names above would be:

    Mabel, David and Millicent or… =)

    Thanks for ALL of you behind the scenes for an awesome experience here! =)

    (I am SmokyMtnCreatureFan in Explore)

  • L:)

    Thank you very much to Explore, cam operators and all involved in this beautiful project.
    I would like to submit the following names to the contest:
    Jimmy Carter
    Laura Bush
    Paul MCCartney
    (For their love of birds)

  • DLionheart

    Hmm, I posted, then it disappeared… I must have hit the wrong button, darn it, lol. Okay…posting again…. Hello all! =)

    From Wikipedia: “Hog Island has an agricultural history like most Hog Islands. In the late nineteenth century it was summer home to The Point Breeze Inn and
    Bungalows, a recreational settlement. By 1910, Hog Island became a project of Mabel Loomis Todd, original editor of Emily Dickinson’s poetry. Todd purchased tracts of the island to save its timber from clear cutting. Together with her husband, David Peck Todd (head astronomer at Amherst College), they built a rustic summer camp there that was occupied by family members and their friends into the 1960s. The only Todd child, daughter Millicent Todd Bingham, negotiated with John Baker of the National Audubon Society to have a nature study facility established on the island at the more developed Point Breeze site. The Audubon Nature Camp opened in the summer of 1936.”

    And so, to honor those special people who had key parts in creating this awesome place – I submit the following names for everyone’s consideration. These are names taken from The Todds, their daughter and John Baker as well.

    Todd, Bingham and Baker. =)

    To everyone behind the scenes here – thank you very much for such an awesome place! It’s fantastic for the critters and beautiful for us to enjoy! =)♥

    FYI – This is my Disqus name. In Explore, I am SmokyMtnCreatureFan. 😉

  • Donna de Wildt

    Submissions for the naming of our darling 2017 trio of chicks:

    1. Chesapeake (Poppy’s suggestion)

    2. Brewster (Meffa’s #2 entry)

    3. Normandy (multiple entries by individuals)

  • Donna de Wildt

    Cam-Ops and Moderators, you have your work cut out for you this year when choosing the names for each of our precious hatchlings. I know you will choose well, and we will love them all.

  • Sarah VANC, BC

    Name submission: Racer (for the little one who hatched so fast); Ronnie and Regan.

  • Susan

    Names for the chicks:
    Harriet Lawrence Hemenway
    Paul McCartney (for his love of birds)
    Florence Miriam Bailey (wrote the first bird guide)
    Phoebe Snetsinger-spotted more than 8000 species of birds
    John James Audubon (of course)
    Pick 3, thank you.

  • Linda G Massachusetts

    If I’m not too late in suggesting names: Carson (also for Rachel), Kress (also for Steve) & Chesapeake (in honor of another great nest). Now to go read all the other suggestions.

    • Linda G Massachusetts

      WOW…. some great suggestions. You mods & cam-ops have your work cut out for you. I know you’ll pick great names for our trio.

  • Jennifer Milliken

    Dash- 1st born
    Pinch- 2knd
    Smidgen- Littlest

  • brosati

    Honey Dip
    Jelly
    Butternut
    Or
    Jamie
    Clare
    Murtagh

  • Tech Kids
  • Carol Chapin

    My proposed names (if they haven’t already been picked)
    Ansel – for Ansel Adams
    Mardy – for Margaret “Mardy” Murie
    Chico – for Chico Mendes
    All strong conservationists and environmentalists.

  • Owl_&_Osprey_Lover_ 02

    Have the names been chosen yet?

  • Owl_&_Osprey_Lover_ 02

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