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Sat Jul 17, 2021, 05:53 PM

HERE WE GO!!! First osprey fledgling's flights I'VE seen, circling my yard.

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JUST learned (after 8 p.m.,) neighbor 'thought I just saw them take off when the bald eagle showed up! Exciting!' I MISSED the bald eagle, fortunately!




















HI!



Working!






Wut, ME worry???



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Reply HERE WE GO!!! First osprey fledgling's flights I'VE seen, circling my yard. (Original post)
elleng Jul 2021 OP
SheltieLover Jul 2021 #1
elleng Jul 2021 #2
SheltieLover Jul 2021 #3
elleng Jul 2021 #4
jpak Jul 2021 #6
elleng Jul 2021 #7
SheltieLover Jul 2021 #10
SheltieLover Jul 2021 #9
elleng Jul 2021 #11
SheltieLover Jul 2021 #12
Chin music Jul 2021 #5
elleng Jul 2021 #8
Biophilic Jul 2021 #13
Blue Dawn Jul 2021 #14
elleng Jul 2021 #15
Blue Dawn Jul 2021 #16
jpak Jul 2021 #17
elleng Jul 2021 #18
TomSlick Jul 2021 #19
Bird Lady Jul 2021 #20

Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:10 PM

1. Yaaaaay!

Training for their marathon migration?

I sure will miss them. 😢

Did parents have to nudge them out of nest?

Ty for sharing!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:13 PM

2. Yes, training for marathon.

I'll miss them TERRIBLY.

Probably no nudging, it's NATURE!

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:18 PM

3. Omg, I feel empty nest tugging my heart...

I so appreciate you sharing with us!

Yes, I suppose only humans experience failure to launch.

That must be an awesome feeling for them to fly for 1st time!

Have they fished yet?

I suppose flying comes first...

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:22 PM

4. Flying surely comes first!

Sorry a couple old trees taken down here, as they were good perches and gave me views of fish caught.

Have another month+ before they leave, and it's really a downer when it happens.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:27 PM

6. That just means Mommy and Daddy Osprey have done their job well

It's a happy thing

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Response to jpak (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:28 PM

7. They certainly have; they're great parents.

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Response to jpak (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:34 PM

10. Superb parents!

But they will be sorely missed. 😏

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:33 PM

9. Ty, Ellen.

We can all when they depart.

That is a shame about the trees.

How long until they fish? Probably pretty quickly, I'm guessing.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:34 PM

11. Should fish SOON!

Hope to see them enjoying their catch on old tree/perch across the creek; hope neighbor trims some foliage so I get good views.

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Response to elleng (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:43 PM

12. Fabulous!

They will be soaring, catch a glimpse of a fish & be chowing in no time!

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Response to Chin music (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:29 PM

8. HEY, Chin!

They'll be around here for 1+ month, then sail on SOUTH!

Will stay south for 1+ year, then head up north.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 07:58 PM

13. Wow! That is awesome from here just following your photos. How amazing

it must be in person. Thanks again for sharing.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 08:50 PM

14. Bittersweet....

It's good to see that they are growing and learning to be fully functioning ospreys.

But it kind of feels like when my kids grew up and moved out on their own. I was so happy for them but I felt inner pangs of sadness, too. Totally bittersweet.

I'm happy to report that the happiness did win in the long run. That's how I feel about these beautiful ospreys that I've been watching since they were tiny fluff-balls!

All thanks to you, I might add.

Thank you so, so much for the joy your photos brought to me.

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Response to Blue Dawn (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 08:59 PM

15. TRYING to ignore the bitter part, September will come soon enough, AND

watch my grandkids instead! One became 7 today, and his 2 year old sister wanted a hug!

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Response to elleng (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 10:44 PM

16. Aw, grandkids being a special kind of joy!

I do not have any grandchildren yet, but I will be thrilled should I be lucky enough to have a few!

How sweet that his sister wanted a hug! A big "Happy Birthday" from me to the birthday boy! Those ages--2 and 7--are soooooo much fun. You will have a great time with them!

Bye-bye to Lucy and Ethel as they embark on their exciting new lives! (Or Lucy and Ricky....or Ricky and Fred....I have no clue if they are male or female...LOL!)

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Response to elleng (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 10:56 PM

17. Will you feed them fish?



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Response to jpak (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 11:01 PM

18. Anything they WANT!!!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 11:45 PM

19. Great photos.

It's been fun to watch them grow up.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 12:25 AM

20. When I see the babies in flight.

I think of the song "I believe I can fly" because it all starts with a leap of faith.
They look magnificent and seeing them in the air takes my breath away.
Thanks elleng you have done a outstanding job monitoring the growth of these babies,
I look forward to next years nest.

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