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 Calgary, Alberta - 2012
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By: Jean (offline) on Tuesday, September 04 2012 @ 12:50 AM EDT  
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10:47pm..........Janet, those are incredibly awesome pictures! Thanks for going down there and taking the time to share these with us. I'm so glad to see Mom eating! And when I look at that nest from the perspective you have shown us, that nest sure doesn't look very big does it?

No one in the nest tonight.
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By: terrytvgal (offline) on Tuesday, September 04 2012 @ 02:37 AM EDT  
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12:34am Thank you so much, Janet! What an awesome day at the Calgary Zoo osprey nest. We are sure blessed to have such wonderful photographers to bring all the action into a perspective that's missing from only watching the camera.

Well done and g'night all... sleepy sleepy


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By: jkr (offline) on Tuesday, September 04 2012 @ 08:03 AM EDT  
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Tuesday September 04, 2012

WEATHER TODAY

High 19C
Sunny
Wind NW 10km/h
Low 5C


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By: jkr (offline) on Tuesday, September 04 2012 @ 08:04 AM EDT  
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6:01 a.m.
One chick on the nest.
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I'm finally catching up on yesterday's activities.

Janet, your photos of the family are awesome. Thank you so much for spending the time at the nest area.


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By: Anonymous: Gerard () on Tuesday, September 04 2012 @ 08:27 AM EDT  
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It's dark with one juvie on the nest.As it goes for the sand-bar,ospreys as a rule do not learn how to fish from hanging out on a sand-bar,
neither do they fish from the waters level,i am now
watching juvies as i have had for years,the parent fishes over water and the juvie will follow high in the sky,always letting out intermittent
high whistle vocalizations as they follow along,if the parent is fishing at
80 feet above sea level or a ponds level,the juvie is usually up higher at like 150 feet,they follow,they watch,and that is how they learn!
When a parent fishes at a pond lined with trees,the juvie
will land at the top or close to the top of a tree and watch the parent fishing.Although i know it's a behavior that is seen here that they go to
the sand bar it more then likely is to wash up,and never to fish,
and that is definitely not the class-room for learning to fish or a place that they will catch them.At Belliview beach here on the island there is
a colony of approximately thirty breeding pairs,the juvies will fish for flounder
in waters no deeper then five to ten feet deep,they still hover at high altitudes,and they dive with speed and power,even thou at times it's an
awkward process for them as they learn,as a juvie will glide,dive,glide,dive all in one
sequence,whereas a adult sees a fish and turns completely upside down,dive with head and eyes pointed like a bullet towards the water,drop
like a missile and just before they enter the water the eyes and claws are one
and just before the entry they pull their head up,the claws plunge for the trout,and their chest,amazing strong stellar chest takes the impact.
In twenty years watching like a nut bar osprey addict,an osprey in my observations
very rarely hangs at a place at the grounds level because for safety purposes it's survival to remain up high,whether the nest,a tree,or a pole,
is very important.I'm just putting another observation out there,
and Please,i am not here to conflict,just add true knowledge from my time watching this great bird.





       
   
By: jkr (offline) on Tuesday, September 04 2012 @ 08:31 AM EDT  
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Good Morning Gerard. :hello:
Thanks for sharing your observations.

6:30 am
A second juvie joins his sibling on the nest. I think he may have startled the one on the nest.
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6:35 am
Two or three larger birds out at the sandbar.
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6:38 am
The third chick arrives home.
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6:40 am
The two larger birds at the sandbar are floating down river so I have a hunch they are likely geese.


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By: jkr (offline) on Tuesday, September 04 2012 @ 08:42 AM EDT  
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6:42 am
Camera switches over to daylight color
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By: jkr (offline) on Tuesday, September 04 2012 @ 09:15 AM EDT  
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7:14 am
Beautiful sunshine on the nest this morning.
No sign of Mom yet but the chicks seem quite content to gaze around the area from their perch.
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Out I am out for a bit. BBL


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