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 Calgary, Alberta - 2012
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By: BET (offline) on Thursday, April 19 2012 @ 02:16 PM EDT  
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at 11:51 am

DAD returned. I do not know if this is the same O as last nights visitor, but this O is now doing all the Dad things.

Mom was watching something overhead and suddenly Dad dropped in
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He immediately went into defense mode and Mom hunkered down in a protecting herself posture
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It is now 1212pm and Dad still is in defending mode and Mom still hunkered down

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Dad is watching below rather than at surrounding sky. I have not seen any activity in camera view below.

PS: He did a Dad thing - he rearranged one of Mom's sticks.


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By: lilywriter (offline) on Thursday, April 19 2012 @ 02:19 PM EDT  
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Just checked the nest! Two Ospreys. I managed to get a screen capture which I will post but it might take me a little while. It was 12:15 Calgary time.

As my mom and I watched the male hopped on the back of the female. I missed that screen capture.

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By: BET (offline) on Thursday, April 19 2012 @ 02:19 PM EDT  
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12:16pm

Well - he has just claimed Mom for this season
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He flew off right after this mating

And I have to fly off to the store - I will keep my recording going to find out what occurs while I am gone


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By: Bluebird1 (offline) on Thursday, April 19 2012 @ 02:39 PM EDT  
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Very Happy

Great captures, Bet! I was AFK but got back in time to see Dad alight on the nest at 12:25 for a min. or two and then fly off again. Great to know they have both made it home again. What a loss it would be if Dad were missing, he is such an awesome provider.

12:33 pm Again, Dad in and out. That was strange???? Mom remains in middle of nest, looking left. Now she turns towards the cam (landward) and back to river again, looks like she is calling out but alas, I cannot hear her.

There are quite a few sticks on the nest already and a forecast of better weather this weekend (at last)!

eta 12:42 pm Dad in and out again but my cam is stop-starting and I may have missed another mating or perhaps a stick delivery? In any case have got to run. Have fun, everyone.


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By: BET (offline) on Thursday, April 19 2012 @ 05:56 PM EDT  
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Reviewing my recording now.

about 1231pm MDT

Green LOLGreen LOL Rolling on floor laughing

Dad flies in with a fish
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A flurry of wings, Mom trying to get the fish off of his talons and he decides to fly off -- fish still attached to his foot. Mom staring at the departing treasure
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An hour later:

She went and got her own fish
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Dad stood guard - again glaring down below the nest while she ate HER fish.


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By: BET (offline) on Thursday, April 19 2012 @ 08:46 PM EDT  
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6:40pm

Dad has been VERY busy since his arrival this am. He has been bringing in very long big sticks. Has made a lot of progress in filling up the box.

The magpies, who live somewhere near and below the nest box, stopped in to view the progress.

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By: lilywriter (offline) on Thursday, April 19 2012 @ 09:51 PM EDT  
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What a wonderful day at the nest today. We have enjoyed watching the building and seeing the two Os. Thank you for the screen captures and the updates.
The following was taken at 7:45 pm Calgary time.

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By: BET (offline) on Thursday, April 19 2012 @ 09:59 PM EDT  
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Lily you need to use the File tab not the Img to post an screencap. You can edit your post so it will appear

I will wait for you to fix it before I post my images in case they duplicate yours
743pm
There is a wind blowing across the nest and the Ospreys did my favorite flying trait - hovering.

The male lifted off first and then the female
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The male hovered as the female lifted so they were both flying in place for a moment
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He flew off to the right and she dropped down to the left. One has just returned with a batch of dried grass.


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