Posts Tagged ‘Hal’

June 2017: Hallelujah Hal Steals Our Hearts

  I wonder if osprey romances are anything like human romances. It is a total mystery why some people “click” and others do not. Falling in love is an inexplicable force of nature that has, thus far, defied psychologists and neuroscientists alike. Our falling head over heels seldom has anything to do with practical reasons.…

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June 2017: What’s In a Name?

  Harriet’s and Hal’s three lovely little chicks broke through their respective eggs on June 1, 2, and 4, 2017. In the following days, the chicks have proven themselves to be healthy and voraciously hungry. Luckily, Hal is up to the task. In spite of the high waters in the Bitterroot River, Hal has routinely…

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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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May 2017: Mother Harriet Osprey

Anthropomorphism is the interpretation of what is not human or personal in terms of human or personal characteristics. It seems that anthropomorphism is natural for people—especially for animals with human-like physical characteristics, like other mammals. Web cameras have definitely expanded our inclination to anthropomorphize to birds. It is almost impossible for viewers of nest web…

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April 2017: Will the Drama Ever End

Over the years, we have had a lot of exciting events occur at the ospreys’ nest. Some have been incredibly joyful, such as chicks hatching and fledging, BIG fish deliveries, and the return of the adults each spring. Some events have been scary and have had our web-camera viewers holding their breath. Attacks by eagles,…

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March 2017: The Eyes of March

  The anticipation of the ospreys’ return pulls everyone’s eyes toward the sky. The excitement mounts as Dunrovin pulls the winter bird feeder from the perch, cleans the web camera domes, and everyone begins to wait—watching an empty nest with fingers crossed that our beloved birds will return for another season of breeding. Sometimes during…

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Eyes on the Ides of March

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