Posts Tagged ‘Dunrovin Ospreys’

Three Names for Three Chicks

It is a great privilege and responsibility to name living creatures. For me personally, I try to infuse a name with sentimental attachments to people, animals, places, or events that hold meaning to me.  Sometimes, inspiration strikes red hot and the perfect name occurs to me that lights up my heart. Such was the case of…

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Dunrovin Ospreys: A Tour Through Time

Ever since installing the web camera above the ospreys’ nest in 2011, the Dunrovin osprey family have occupied the center stage at the ranch. The ospreys are integral to our summers; we anticipate their return each spring; and we grieve their departure each fall. It’s all about Harriet. Harriet Osprey has been the one constant throughout the…

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2014: Casting a Shadow – Science and Sentimentality

Casting a Shadow The earth in its orbit blocks the sun Casting an ochre Shadow on the yellow moon As the mother osprey labors to lay her egg The father osprey hovers above looking for fish to catch Casting a fluttering Shadow on the river below As the trout darts past in murky waters avoiding its…

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Ospreys 101: Sibling Rivalry

Sterling here! SuzAnne asked me to put together some information about the dynamics among our osprey chicks this year (2014), with the first-hatched (“Lunar” or #1) picking on the 3rd- hatched (“Shadow” or #3) and, more recently, the 2nd hatched (“Sol”or #2) joining in the aggression. There is only 48 hours difference in hatching time…

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