Posts Tagged ‘Ozzie’

June 2017: The Original Ozzie Osprey

    Even before installing the web camera above the ospreys’ nest at Dunrovin, we had referred to the mating pair as Ozzie and Harriet. Our ground-level view did not afford us the opportunity to really get to know the birds as individuals. We occasionally used our binoculars or spotting scope to really bring them…

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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: Springtime in the Rockies

  Montana holds a number of very interesting weather-related records. This screen photo of the MontanaKids.com website gives some of the details. While Montana is well known for holding the lowest recorded temperature in the contiguous 28 states of the US, it is less well known for the records it holds for temperature changes. As…

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March 2017: Remembering Ozzie Osprey

  On August 22, 2014 one of the Dunrovin wranglers was guiding a trail ride across the Bitterroot River when she spotted a dead bird lying face down in a pool of water. Knowing that everyone was concerned about the male osprey from the Dunrovin nest, Ozzie, she retrieved the body and brought it back…

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October 2016: Animals Blessings

St Francis of Assisi was a Italian Roman Catholic friar who lived from 1182 to 1226. He became one of the most venerated religious figures in all of history. Known for his emphasis on peace and his patronage of animals and the environment, people the world over hold ceremonies on his feast day of October…

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