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By: jkr (offline) on Tuesday, April 25 2017 @ 10:12 AM EDT  
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8:11 a.m.
A glimpse of the egg as Dad makes himself a bit more comfortable.
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8:49 am
Dad digging around.
When Mom takes a break from the nest she really means it. Dad has been there a long time now but seems to be content doing his duty.
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By: lilywriter (offline) on Tuesday, April 25 2017 @ 10:40 AM EDT  
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8:40 am

The snow is very wet and heavy, at least in my end of the city. It is supposed to snow all morning and then taper off. I hope it slows down sooner.

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By: jkr (offline) on Tuesday, April 25 2017 @ 11:03 AM EDT  
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Good morning Christine.
Calgary sure has had it's share of bad weather this year -- so have we here in BC. Very unusual weather patterns for this time of year. I suppose we can take comfort in the fact that these osprey have gone through this type of weather over the years and done fine.

9:00 a.m.
Mom arrived and Dad is up for a stretch before taking off and giving her a turn on the eggs.
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Poor Mom, just gets settled in and Dad decides to arrive to mate. I have a few words running through my head about him but can't say them on the forum Titter
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By: Bluebird1 (offline) on Tuesday, April 25 2017 @ 12:48 PM EDT  
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Lol Judy....remember that the next eggs need to be fertilized too. Great s'caps this morning. ...one thing about snow....it is very picturesque.

Thanks Bet for the timing of the eggs arrival. When you said at 5:43 PM yesterday that "we have an egg" I didn't understand that it had just arrived. I thought maybe Mom was up showing it to Dad for the first time. I should have known he would be with her 'holding her "hand" during the whole process' . Wub


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By: Bluebird1 (offline) on Tuesday, April 25 2017 @ 01:02 PM EDT  
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10:16 am Dad is in to relieve Mom again. He doesn't quite fill Mom's space...he rolls the egg and again at 10:28. I missed Mom's return but at 10:49 am I see her back on the egg.

The snow has let up for now. Yes Christine it is wet
and a bit heavy..
I shoveled the driveway and patio earlier...about two inches fell this morning.


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By: BET (offline) on Tuesday, April 25 2017 @ 01:17 PM EDT  
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Judy, What year was it that all three eggs hatched on the same day? That was the year the first egg was actually buried in the snow and Mom couldn't incubate - the snow put it (or was it the first two?) on hold. I skimmed quickly through my old files and didn't see the one I was looking for. Could take all day.

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By: Bluebird1 (offline) on Tuesday, April 25 2017 @ 01:26 PM EDT  
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Wow. ..great images Bet.. speaking of which did you see Dad's latest antics? He is certainly taking care of cooling the egg this morning.


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By: Bluebird1 (offline) on Tuesday, April 25 2017 @ 01:42 PM EDT  
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11.03 Dad in and out...I didn't see his entrance.
11.08 Dad back placing sticks on zoo side near mom's face.
11.11 The sticks weren't enough to dislodge Mom so Dad dumps a large chunk of bark near her head...
almost on the egg as Mom retreats to the river side of nest and flies off in defeat.
Dad wrestles with the bark and takes care of the egg cooling after that!
11.25 am Dad still hasn't stopped fussing with the bark and nest. Roll eyes


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