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By: Bluebird1 (offline) on Saturday, May 03 2014 @ 09:54 PM EDT  
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I tuned in at the exact time as you, Christine and thought wow, a clean and dry osprey. Mom surely needs a break before nightfall. I notice that even the screen has teardrops for our poor Osprey. Cry


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By: Jean (offline) on Saturday, May 03 2014 @ 10:00 PM EDT  
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8:00pm...................Adult was off the nest for 3 minutes.

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3minutes later an adult returns.
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It sure doesn't seem fair that this nest has had difficulties the past 2 yrs in a row.


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By: Janet Preston (offline) on Saturday, May 03 2014 @ 10:10 PM EDT  
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Snow has abated in South Calgary, you can even see the sun thru the clouds and it is much brighter. If Mom and Dad can hang in till Monday, current forecast says High +8 Sunday High +3 So painful to watch. We need a heated nest next year....


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By: Bluebird1 (offline) on Saturday, May 03 2014 @ 10:23 PM EDT  
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Make that three years in a row, Jean, that weather has caused major problems in Calgary. Were you here in 2012 when we had the hailstorm that killed Superdad in Aug? It was a day after the youngest of three had fledged and Mom went to the nest beside the threesome and rode out the storm.

On the third day waiting for a Dad that had never let them down (and in fact fed dropins, he was that good), but didn't show up and therefore had to have been killed, Mom took the bull by the horns and did something that we couldn't believe. She sacriflced herself and fed her threesome as well as teaching them the skills they needed to survive AND guarded the nest, all when Mom osprey typically take care of themselves and Dad takes over. Last year she recruited her young buck, bringing him home to Calgary, or so we surmise, and taught him all he knows during that wretched flood year. The poor chap must be wondering what in the world he got himself into!!!! And that is why we admire her so and call her Supermom.

8:16 pm Is this still Dad or did Mom come in, I wonder. I hope it is still Dad as Mom needs a good break before dark.


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By: Bluebird1 (offline) on Saturday, May 03 2014 @ 10:27 PM EDT  
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Rolling on floor laughing A heated nest sounds good to me. Green LOL Glad that you heard a different forecast than I did, Janet,and hope that yours comes true. Sunny


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By: Bluebird1 (offline) on Saturday, May 03 2014 @ 10:56 PM EDT  
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8:46 pm Dad flew in and attempted a mating so know it is Mom on the nest now. Hope everyone has a good night, Good night especially this pair. Red Heart


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By: lilywriter (offline) on Saturday, May 03 2014 @ 11:36 PM EDT  
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Heavy Snowfall warning has ended for Calgary!!! Yahoo!


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By: BET (offline) on Sunday, May 04 2014 @ 12:02 AM EDT  
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That is great news Christine!

The nest is currently red - or reddish. I wonder if the cam has an ultra violet light and the white snow is picking up the red. What ever - it's a bit weird

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Mom seems to have adjusted to the snow bowl. All afternoon and this evening she has been quiet - at ease. I just hope it's not the onset of delivery, but it could well be.

I'll check in one more time tonight. If I wake up at 3:00am like I did last night, I will check in again.


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