Ha Ha Ha.. below is an excerpt from Paul Wildlifewriter's blog in the UK on the subject of Ospreyitis....hilarious and all too familiar, tho I don't spend much time watching Ospreys on the computer, My addiction is to watching them in person, which presents its own problems....risking my life and others lives by driving like a maniac to follow an Osprey carrying a stick, injuries caused by crashing thru the underbrush and cat tails because I can hear an Osprey's courting vocalization, but I can't spot him...peeing really fast behind a tree before someone comes along, having double vision after hours of looking thru a spotting scope with one eye closed, chronic neck pain from sitting in the car looking to the left with my scope mounted on the window...there are so many different symptoms of Ospreyitis, but it's a pretty easy diagnosis.
A seasonal disorder characterised by the patient identifying any flying creature, from a hawk-moth to a harpy eagle, as an osprey. May be transmitted from one person to another. There is no known treatment.
A neuropsychiatric condition whereby people in bird hides feel compelled to start talking complete nonsense whenever the subject of ospreys is mentioned. Typical symptoms include “An osprey cannot let go of a fish after it's caught one, so could get pulled under and drowned.” “Osprey eyesight is ten times better than a human's.” “All ospreys migrate at the same time, following each other so they know where to go.” (etc). Symptoms may be alleviated by poking the patient in the eye with a sharpened stick or equivalent.
Pathological sleep-deprivation caused by worrying about what ospreys are going to do next. (Trample on their eggs... fall out of the nest... get wet... etc.) Most acute during the breeding season but can occur at any time. Medication is ineffective, but the symptoms may be alleviated by striking the patient over the head with a blunt instrument.
A painful affliction of the feet caused by walking around Welsh marshland looking for ospreys.
An inexplicable enlargement of the nether regions and buttocks caused by sitting immobile in front of a computer monitor for five months. Treatment: android tablets.