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The Osprey Saga

Week 23: Too Hot Even for Osprey

Junior Osprey of Home Port

All three are now gone from view most of the day. They are probably sitting up in trees to keep out of the sun. It has been blistering lately. I don’t know if any fishing lessons are going on. I haven’t seen any from my window, but that’s usually the next step after the young ones get flight proficient.

Mother doesn’t feed Junior any more, but she stands next to him and lets him eat. He should be catching his own food pretty soon.

He stays on the nest site with his mom all night. His dad spends the night on a nearby piling. Not much else to report.

As you can see in this photo by my friend Sam Wood, thanks to his mom and dad, Junior has grown into a fine-looking osprey.