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Re: Dunrovin Ranch MT Osprey cam . 2018

Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:02 am

6:55 am - Harriet knows Hal is on his way back with the fish.. and so do the chicks.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:06 am

Harriet takes control of the fish and the feeding.. she eats first

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My own thoughts on this : I think this is a teaching lesson for the chicks on how to take and posses the fish. They need to figure out how to be an Osprey.
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Re: Dunrovin Ranch MT Osprey cam . 2018

Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:11 am

Hal has gone up to the perch, While Harriet is vocalizing loudly while eating, Hal is suddenly heard alarm calling - " chirps "
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:12 am

Hal comes back to the nest to defend his family from the threat.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:15 am

Both are on defense now... the cam scans the skies

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:26 am

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6:58 am - Hal leaves from the nest
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:27 am

The threat seems to be gone and clam returns to the nest.. Harriet returns to the task at hand, feeding herself and the chicks.

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Wakati is the first to come to Harriet to feed.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:28 am

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:30 am

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7:03 am - Congo goes to the opposite side of Harriet and starts to feed now too.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:30 am

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:34 am

The feeding is peaceful and goes on for some time.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:47 am

7:24 am - still going strong on that fish... Wakati is laying down now, I guess that crop is too heavy to stand and eat with. :mihihi:

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:48 am

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Wakati gets up and heads over to the rail area...
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:49 am

She relieves herself over the rail

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Congo is still accepting bites, Wakati has had enough
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:51 am

I do want to mention.. while this is going on you can hear young Black Billed Magpie chicks begging for food from their parents - so they have already fledged their brood for this season.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:52 am

It's getting near the end of the fish, Harriet is battling with the tail area.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:52 am

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:53 am

7:30 am - the last of the fish is devoured...

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:55 am

Sleepy chicks... Harriet stays on the nest.

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I'm going to leave them now.. :bye 1:
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:22 am

Sunday July 22nd, 2018


Wakati turned 7 weeks old on Friday, July 20th..
Congo turned 7 weeks old on Saturday, July 21st -
( that's 49 days for both of them .. their first flight is just around the corner )


Harriet has been actively fishing for the two of them now during the week that has past. On Friday - Wakati's 7 week celebration.. she brought in a Northern Pike

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Dunrovin Ranch Osprey Nest Video 2018-07-20 HARRIET W HUGE PIKE 5:30 PM

:vid: https://youtu.be/l0mctFBese0

:ty: Melissa Adams for capturing the arrival and feeding session
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:23 am

Today's weather update...

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:42 am

This is a great video showing just how peaceful these two sleep thru the night, NOT... it also answers the question as to why Wakati has a big blood stain underneath her on her feather's by her left leg when she did some morning stretches.

this was last evening - a fish was left on the nest overnight.

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early morning antic's - the fish is still there, Harriet is on the perch.

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s'caps from the video ( condensed to just under 9 minutes )

Dunrovin Ranch Osprey Nest Video_2018-07-21 returned fish in nest 9:48 PM


:vid: https://youtu.be/7dbbbIvvpPU

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:46 am

Wakati gets up revealing the fish and Harriet hops down to the nest to claim it before the feeding starts.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:49 am

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Congo is on the left, Wakati on the right ( note that Congo's blue band is on the right leg and Wakati's blue band is on the Left leg. )
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:50 am

a better look at the fish blood... Wakati stretches before joining the feeding.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:53 am

Wakati is a bit hesitant, maybe not as hungry as Congo.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:57 am

Wakati gets a piece that's more than a mouth full and moves away from Harriet to tackle it.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:58 am

It takes her a few minutes before she gets it down, she's learning.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:04 am

They both get a share of this fish...

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:05 am

Just as they finish this one off.. Congo got the tail end, Hal is incoming with another.

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