[Tweeters] osprey chicks at the Montlake Fill?
yekramw at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 00:06:10 PDT 2017
Great post! I wish I could have seen seen how with a cigar in his beak!
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> On Jun 19, 2017, at 22:31, William Driskell <bdriskell at comcast.net> wrote:
> This evening I noted a couple of changes in the behavior of the nesting female osprey. At first I noticed she was more active, standing and looking down into the nest rather than her usual brooding self. And when she chirped for the male to bring her fish takeout, there was a series of muted buzzy afternotes coming from the nest. When the male finally arrived with dinner, she fiddled about on the edge of the nest, then flew off as usual but instead of sitting on the distant lighting pole and consuming it, she returned bringing the fish. She did this a couple of times (usually she's just gone with the meal). Might this suggest the beginning of chick feeding? The final clue was papa watching it all from the perch... and smoking a cigar. I was astounded; how could he even light a cigar with those talons?
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