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 Calgary, Alberta - 2012
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By: Bluebird1 (offline) on Wednesday, September 05 2012 @ 11:09 AM EDT  
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Well, your chick flew off at 8:49, Judy, and you and BET are much better at id'ing the birds via head markings so I hope that you are right.

Thanks for all the great s'caps this morning of the first fish delivery. I am on pins and needles worrying that Mom's instincts will draw her away so hope that won't happen, she has done such a marvelous job so far!

The forecast for today is for a high of 15 to 17 with a north wind coming in and possibly rain this afternoon, so we will have to wait until Fri. before we see warm weather again, according to the forecasts I have heard this morning.

Wonderful photos again, thank you, Janet. It was lovely to see Mom thoroughly enjoying her bath yesterday afternoon and welcome LuvtheO's.

9:01 am BET will love this. One of our O's is back to the nest as he must have spied a magpie as it buzzed around the nest after he landed. O took off two minutes later and now there are a handful of the cheeky rascals flitting about .

One remains on the left side of the nest at 9:06 am. Now 3 are back.:p Now one.


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By: Bluebird1 (offline) on Wednesday, September 05 2012 @ 11:13 AM EDT  
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Nice s'cap, JudyB, they are magpies and do this every year, when our O's are not about. Easterners love their novelty, Westerners - not so much, and that is putting it mildly. Grin


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By: JudyB (offline) on Wednesday, September 05 2012 @ 11:27 AM EDT  
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Thanks, J D - I knew I should remember the name of them, but was drawing a blank.

9:26 am
One of the chicks was back a couple of minutes ago chasing them off again - useful practice at being fierce, I suppose, but I'd rather they were using their energy to catch fish. Smile

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By: BET (offline) on Wednesday, September 05 2012 @ 11:33 AM EDT  
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9:01am to ?

The Magpie invasion began this am.

The nest was empty and a Magpie came visiting - then another. One chick came home to defend the nest and the Magpies began their coordinated attack

One would fly at or near the chick on one side of the nest - the chick would lunge at it
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As soon as the chick's attention was on the one Magpie, another would fly in from the other side
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Back and forth - back and forth our chick went and then gave up and flew off.

Magpies landed in force
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Chick back - Magpies into their coordinated attack - chick leaves -Magpies take over again. It is now 930am and the Magpies still have control of the nest.


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By: Rick W (offline) on Wednesday, September 05 2012 @ 12:42 PM EDT  
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I volunteer with a wildlife rescue group here in Calgary, we just got a report of an Osprey trapped on someones balcony. I am going to call her and help this little guy,


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By: JudyB (offline) on Wednesday, September 05 2012 @ 12:44 PM EDT  
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Good luck, Rick - sending good thoughts.


10:43 am
One on the nest - looks as if he/she might be food-calling.

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By: Bluebird1 (offline) on Wednesday, September 05 2012 @ 12:56 PM EDT  
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10:47 am Oh, dear, that could be our missing osprey, I suppose. Whoever it is I hope that it is uninjured and can be released right away. I read about a flegling picked up last fall in Montana just because it didn't fly away from a fisherman. It was found to be healthy when taken into a wildlife centre and could fly but they kept it overnight and it didn't make it - ospreys do not do well in captivity. Best of luck with the rescue, Rick! fingers crossedfingers crossed

10:55am Youngster is still begging mid-nest, may see Mom or sibling eating on a pole.


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By: JudyB (offline) on Wednesday, September 05 2012 @ 01:08 PM EDT  
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11:06 am

Fish delivery.

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Mom(?) moved closer to the chick, and I'm quite sure the chick was saying - thank you, now get off my nest! So Mom left.

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