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Re: Dunrovin Ranch MT Osprey cam . 2018

Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:01 pm

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:02 pm

Wakati tries to get out of her predicament which flushes Harriet off the nest and startles Congo

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:04 pm

Harriet ends up returning but she lands on the perch this time... allowing Wakati to take a different approach.

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Wakati climbs up the side of the nest.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:05 pm

She makes it and looks just fine.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:07 pm

She checks out her flight gear and does some preening.

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It's much better on video...


7/31/18 ~ DUNROVIN OSPREY, FLEDGING AIN'T EASY!!!

:vid: https://youtu.be/IasmDNSOiyc

:ty: WTR97 for capturing the big event. :thumlft:

:bye 1: for now....
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Re: Dunrovin Ranch MT Osprey cam . 2018

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:59 am

That is semi-hysterical!

That is not where I want to be.
I wanted to be "out there", I landed down here.

When I flex my wings everyone runs and hides or flies off,
don't they trust me?

OK, I got part way back, but I am still "down here"....
I want to be "up there"......

Yeah, I did it, I did it, I got back!
I am a super hero osprey chick!
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:52 pm

Woodlands Bleu wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:59 am
That is semi-hysterical!

That is not where I want to be.
I wanted to be "out there", I landed down here.

When I flex my wings everyone runs and hides or flies off,
don't they trust me?

OK, I got part way back, but I am still "down here"....
I want to be "up there"......

Yeah, I did it, I did it, I got back!
I am a super hero osprey chick!
Wakabi

carolyn, I absolutely love this... :wub:

I'm smiling from ear to ear, thank-you
( and I have more good news )
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Re: Dunrovin Ranch MT Osprey cam . 2018

Post by FlyForeverFree » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:55 pm

Wednesday August 1st, 2018

Congo Fledged ...


Congo's day started out much the same as Wakati's did yesterday... on the perch.

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2018-08-01 CONGO TO PERCH 7:30 AM

:vid: https://youtu.be/0Hr9lPUYKWY

:ty: Melissa Adams for capturing the moment
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:57 pm

Mid morning found them both on the nest...

9:22 am

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The fun begins in the final morning hour before noon.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:02 pm

Congo misjudges her flight from the nest to the perch and officially fledged at 11:07 am

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Wakati on the nest watching Congo's maiden flight
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Congo returning to the perch at 11:09 am
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8/1/18 ~ DUNROVIN OSPREY, CONGO'S FLEDGE!

:vid: https://youtu.be/gPSQAcBG0uY

:ty: WTR97 for capturing the moments :thumlft:
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:03 pm

A few close-up's of Congo after the return to the perch.

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Re: Dunrovin Ranch MT Osprey cam . 2018

Post by FlyForeverFree » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:08 pm

weather update...

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July fish report from the Ranch...

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4:33 pm - Harriet on the nest with Wakati and Congo

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I'll be away now till the end of August and Harriet may leave before I return back home... maybe not.

Either way I wish them all god speed through the learning month of August and into September as they get ready for Migration.

:bye 1: for now....
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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:58 pm

Thank you so much for all you have done FFF....enjoy your vacation. I'll be thinking of you...so glad you loved my post...it was such fun to write!

I am glad you got to see both Fledge!
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:50 pm

Tuesday August 28th, 2018

Hello everyone - there's a possibility that today's deliveries by Harriet may have been her last. She was last seen on this date twice in the past years.. once in 2013 and again in 2015.

Possibly her final day - 2 deliveries to the chicks.. Wakati and Congo. Hal is still around.

7:38 am delivery by Harriet
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12:51 pm delivery by Harriet
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video's from Melissa...

Dunrovin Osprey Video 2018-08-28 -HARRIET w sm live fish 7:38 AM

:vid: https://youtu.be/lrd8y48YCCY

Dunrovin Osprey Video 2018-08-28 fish Harriet n Hal 12:51 ..2:12 PM

:vid: https://youtu.be/mjA5GMtpIvo

:ty: so much Melissa Adams for capturing the moments on the nest.
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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:56 pm

Awww....I am glad you are back. Harriet is probably going to be right on target as you said. We'll see (or not) if she is here any longer than today....as you said Hal is here so they have help. (I hope you had a great vacation FFF).
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:39 pm

Thursday August 30th, 2018


UPDATE : Harriet is still here !!!

She came in just after 1 pm today delivering a headless fish to Wakati...
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Days At Dunrovin Ranch Ospreys ~ Harriet Treats Wakati To LunchFish, Aug 30, 2018

:vid: https://youtu.be/hFU2qa8-xTQ

:ty: so much Lin for capturing the moment.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:41 pm

Woodlands Bleu wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Awww....I am glad you are back. Harriet is probably going to be right on target as you said. We'll see (or not) if she is here any longer than today....as you said Hal is here so they have help. (I hope you had a great vacation FFF).
carolyn

:wave: carolyn.. It's great to be back home after spending some time living out of a suitcase... :mihihi:

I had a wonderful time.. thanks so much for being here.

FFF
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:53 am

Friday August 31st, 2018

The whole gang is still here... The chicks stayed the night on the perch last night.. this is a hit and miss with them. Sometimes they both stay, sometimes only 1 stays and then there's the third choice... neither stays.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:05 am

Hal and Harriet are doing their best to get these 2 ready for migration... however there have been at least 4 fish that have gone overboard in the past 2 few days.

This is a delivery from Harriet at 1:26 pm .. Congo hangs on to this one - Wakati isn't around at the moment to compete for it.
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These two are very competitive when it comes to grabbing the fish and they just don't seem to realize... the fish are alive, slippery and flop all over the place.


These 2 video's from the evening show when both are on the nest and it goes all wrong for them.

First delivery is from Hal... 6:30 pm ( notice that there is already remains of an older fish stuck on the side of the nest. )

8/31/18 ~ DUNROVIN OSPREY.... FISH OVERBOARD!

:vid: https://youtu.be/PwniLFwLVAI

This delivery is from Harriet... 8:14 pm

8/31/18 ~ DUNROVIN OSPREY...OOPS! THERE GOES ANOTHER FISH!

:vid: https://youtu.be/JJ1ZGk0rniI

:ty: WTR97 for capturing those moments. :thumlft:
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:14 am

Saturday September 1st, 2018

The season's are about to change, temps are cooling and birds are thinking about Migrating...

weather update...
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7:08 am - Wakati and Congo are waiting on the nest for a fish delivery
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Congo is on the left.. Wakati on the right.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:16 am

Wakati goes up to the perch...
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:18 am

Congo joins Wakati up on the perch... both are vocalizing.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:23 am

7:27 am - something below spooks Wakati and they both flush from the perch.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:28 am

Congo returns back to the nest with Wakati arriving a few moments after her. Congo leaves when she lands but returns after circling around, this time landing on the perch.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:38 am

8:00 am - they are both still hanging out and waiting - vocalizing for a free handout. :mihihi:
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They did this while I was staying at the ranch every morning.. no need for an alarm clock. :mihihi:

note from my trip:

On one of the days they weren't on the nest waiting. I went for a walk and ended up finding Hal and Harriet off in the distance, each sitting with a half eaten fish.. waiting for the moment for the delivery. Finally one of the chicks came in from the direction of the river... yes - they were trying on their own while I was there. Harriet left her perch with her half eaten fish and made the delivery. Hal stayed with his fish until chick #2 made an appearance. It was amazing watching them interact with each other.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:52 am

this is the day.. August 17th - pics from my trip

Finding Hal ( on the left ) and Harriet.. this area is west of the nest and a favorite place for them to perch.

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This is Hal
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:54 am

This is Harriet..
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The moment she left to deliver her headless fish to one of the chicks.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:56 am

8:28 am - still waiting...

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Congo comes down to the nest - Wakati starts to pick on an older piece of fish left overs...
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