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 Dunedin, Fl Osprey Cam- 2013
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By: JudyB (offline) on Monday, June 10 2013 @ 06:53 PM EDT  

June 10, 2013

I'm afraid I have sad news. The remaining chick, named Sparky, died today; little Sparky was almost 7 weeks old. :cry1:

Here's the announcement from the Dunedin Osprey Cam facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/DunedinOspreyCam?fref=ts):

Good Afternoon Friends! It has been a very tearful day for us at the Dunedin Cam! Sparky was removed from the nest for banding this morning and went into shock. For those that were watching and saw the truck race away, he was taken to a local rehabber but did not survive. It is thought that he had a weak heart and was unusually small for his age. As more information is passed on to us, I will be sure to post for all our viewers!

A special thanks to Nancy Abouhanna for posting news our loss. I have been having a hard time trying to gather my thoughts to post this information! - Jean

Nancy's Post:

It is with great sadness to let everyone here know that our little Sparky has passed away today 06.10.2013 Monday in Dunedin, FL I received word from Barbara Walker that Sparky didn't make it once at the rehab center. I do not know the cause of his death. Please, everyone say prayers everyday to help Pinella and Stirling to begin healing their broken hearts. They need the prayers. Sparky was a survivor from when he was born, bring such joy to his parents with how he grew so handsomely fast and was wingersizing, eating on his own at times. Sparky will never be forgotten and will always be remembered in our thoughts, prayers, souls. May God give peace to his broken hearted parents.

A followup post said that the chick would be sent for a necropsy to try to get a better understanding of what happened.

My heart goes out to Jean, Bev, carolyn, and all who have been following this osprey family during this most challenging of years.

Rest in peace, young one, and fly free forever. sad


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By: Woodlands Bleu (offline) on Tuesday, June 11 2013 @ 08:53 AM EDT  
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I am so sorry for this osprey nest's sadness. Little Sparky will fly on. I hope they can discover the cause.

Choose joy.......
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, June 13 2013 @ 06:29 PM EDT  

Thank you JudyB for bring this sad news here Cry. not an easy task...Big hugs

RiP Sweet oneCry.... Fly free forever..Red Heart

Jean, Carolyn,JudyB and all.......hug

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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, March 13 2014 @ 09:51 PM EDT  

Thursday..March 13, 2013

Hi everyone......I am closing this nest thread...... and opening a new one for 2014...

Link to 2014 Nest Thread

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