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 Calgary Osprey 2017
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By: jkr (offline) on Thursday, August 24 2017 @ 07:22 PM EDT  
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BET, if we are already seeing chicks that don't belong to this nest then migration must be well underway. Very soon we'll be looking at an empty nest Cry

5:19 pm
SR continues to stand on her fish. Surprisingly the LA isn't showing any interest in it so perhaps it's been shared around already.



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By: jkr (offline) on Thursday, August 24 2017 @ 07:32 PM EDT  
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5:27 pm
Wouldn't you just know I was out of the room for all of two minutes and Mom delivered a fish. Rant
It now belongs to JR
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Mom is on the nest freaking her beak so she may have had some to eat before she brought it home. The fish has no head so it is not a new one.

5:30 pm
Mom flew off.


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By: jkr (offline) on Thursday, August 24 2017 @ 07:35 PM EDT  
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5:30 pm
Mom returned with a small branch.
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5:32 pm
Middy arrived.
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5:32 and a bit someone flew by riverside but too quick to make out details. It did have dark wings so may have been another osprey


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By: jkr (offline) on Thursday, August 24 2017 @ 07:55 PM EDT  
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5:49 pm
Mom is still on the nest with the trio.
SR has spent all her time standing on her fish but not eating.
JR is still working on hers.
Middy has been chattering off and on since she arrived.

5:50 pm
SR has decided to resume eating.

5:52 pm
An unwelcome visitor must be above the camera.
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A fourth chick lands and no one is chasing her off..
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SR flew off with her fish.
The visitor remains.
Mom looks at the newcomer but seems very unconcerned that she is there.
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By: jkr (offline) on Thursday, August 24 2017 @ 08:03 PM EDT  
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5:55 pm
JR takes off with her fish.
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Middy moves behind the newcomer and chatters.
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I really expected Mom to give chase but she is acting the total opposite to that.
I wonder if it's normal for chicks to begin to congregate before migration ?

5:59 pm
The new arrival is chattering at Mom. Now I am really confused as to why she hasn't been chased off.

6:01 pm
As the newcomer turns around Middy is voicing her displeasure.
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By: jkr (offline) on Thursday, August 24 2017 @ 08:05 PM EDT  
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6:02 pm
The visitor leaves the nest.
The head markings on the newcomer is very different than our chicks so it won't be that difficult to notice if she/he returns.
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By: jkr (offline) on Thursday, August 24 2017 @ 08:28 PM EDT  
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6:20 pm
Mom decided to finally leave the nest.
Middy is alone now.
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6:23 pm
SR returned with her fish.
The wind is gusting.
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Middy moves in for a steal but SR warns her off.
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It makes me wonder how SR will ever survive the thousands of miles of migration when it takes her forever to eat. NO


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By: jkr (offline) on Thursday, August 24 2017 @ 08:43 PM EDT  
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6:37 pm
Middy, JR and SR. all on the nest now.
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6:40 pm
Middy flew up above the camera and shortly after JR flew off
SR. remained on the nest with her fish.
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Middy returned.
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