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 Calgary, Alberta - 2012
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By: BET (offline) on Saturday, April 21 2012 @ 01:34 PM EDT  
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some taking off

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PS I note that the BIG stick from last night has found it's way to bridge the gap between box and post Grin Finally Mom has a substantial starter stick.


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By: BET (offline) on Saturday, April 21 2012 @ 02:09 PM EDT  
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11:24 - 11:31am

The male flew in and immediately was in defensive mode
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Female landed seconds behind him. The male turned to face the river with his wings hunched and slightly ajar - Ready for what ever.

He settled down a bit and then suddenly flew straight up and backwards to land on the females back. No attempt at mating - A display of ownership and protection

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He returned to the nest bowl and the intruder came into view (Christine - here he is - in cam view about the time it takes to catch your breathe)
11:30am
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11:31am Male took off after the invader.

The female stayed on the nest. Male returned. Again stood on her back. Then took off again Noon time the female left also.

PS: Note: It is the female that has the white square at the left wing/body juncture when the wing is closed


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By: lilywriter (offline) on Saturday, April 21 2012 @ 06:50 PM EDT  
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I was only able to check in a few times this afternoon but the nest was quiet each time until just now at 4:46 pm Calgary time.

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I checked out two the Osprey's nests in my area today and still no signs of Ospreys or building of a nest. Sad


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By: lilywriter (offline) on Saturday, April 21 2012 @ 06:54 PM EDT  
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WooHoo! :cheerguy: I just managed to post a picture and it only took me one try!

My mom thinks that while the head markings on both O's are very similar, the one of the female looks like a neat stealth bomber.

The male just took off and headed to the river. On route, he buzzed the Canada goose by the edge of the water!


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By: BET (offline) on Saturday, April 21 2012 @ 07:12 PM EDT  
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Quote by: lilywriter

WooHoo! :cheerguy: I just managed to post a picture and it only took me one try!

My mom thinks that while the head markings on both O's are very similar, the one of the female looks like a neat stealth bomber.

The male just took off and headed to the river. On route, he buzzed the Canada goose by the edge of the water!



CONGRATULATIONS Expecting to see more now that you have the hang of it. Start watching for egg laying in the next few days I think they need some more grasses for the bowl, but the nest has developed nicely.

I was reviewing my recording and taking some caps when the event you posted occurred. 10 minutes before that, at 4: 36pm Dad was standing on the near rim of the box when Mom came zooming in
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Geese I think flying below
She no sooner landed than Dad hopped on her back - not protecting - this time mating
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And flying off
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The entire event lasted 8 seconds - blink and you missed it.

Mom stayed on the nest and then Dad returned to ? ? emphasize his possesion? (Christine's image bottom of preceding page)

After all our worrying about Dad's return - things are now well into normal. Thanks be


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By: jkr (offline) on Saturday, April 21 2012 @ 07:21 PM EDT  
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Way to go Christine ! Clapping
You mentioned going by two other nests. Do you happen to go past the osprey nest at Lafarge ? When I was in Calgary for Christmas we drove by Lafarge on our way back to the airport from my daughter's place. I knew there was the osprey nest and when I happened to glance over I suddenly realized that Lafarge has also constructed an artificial eagle nest on the far side of their property. It looks identical to our Vancouver Lafarge structure, shown here standing behind the nest tree:
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I would love to find out whether or not that nest has attracted an eagle family this year.

5:09 pm
We have one on the nest with feathers blowing in the wind.

5:19 pm
One on the nest flew off -- nest now empty.


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By: BET (offline) on Saturday, April 21 2012 @ 09:22 PM EDT  
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7:17pm

That glorious red caused by the setting sun

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By: jkr (offline) on Saturday, April 21 2012 @ 10:48 PM EDT  
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8:47 pm
Mom on the nest and I see they have added a nice big stick to use as a perch.
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