Poole Harbour Osprey Project MAY to end of 2020 season

  • Ah! I have a crow family that regularly visit my garden. Last spring when the three youngster were not long out of the nest, one of them injudiciously went after a morsel on my lawn. However, it was still learning to fly and build up its leg strength for the 'jump' up to be able to get enough lift under its wings to take off. NO matter how hard it tried it couldn't take off. In the end it learned to climb my pyracanthas shrub/tree to get it near the top of the stone wall at the bottom of my garden. From there it could hop onto the wall. Jumping off the wall was no problem of course and the wind under its wings just lifted it up and away. Today they still visit my lawn after the soft fruit I put out for the blackbirds and starlings and , of course, have no problem with that little jump that allows the air under their wings to lift them up in flight
  • In reply to Cirrus:

    Lovely story, Cirrus.

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • In reply to Gardenbirder:

    Gardenbirder said:
    Lovely story, Cirrus.

    Those are the exact words I was going to type until I scrolled down and saw they'd been entered for me

    Thank you, CIRRUS! x

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  • In reply to scylla:

    17th

     This bird arrived with a "biscuit" in its beak, pottered about the nest interring and disinterring it, apparently swallowing and regurgitating it, and flew off with it:

    18th

    A few corvid visits in the morning but none in the afternoon, nor visits from anyone else that I saw.

    Evening weather:

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  • As you know there are a multitude of nest platforms scattered around the harbour, several of which have trail cameras on them.

    Here is a photo taken on one of them, which shows a very healthy Raven. Just look at the size of that beak.

    © Birds of Poole Harbour

    Richard B

  • Oooo, nice snap, Richard--thanks.

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • In reply to Richard G B:

    Richard G B said:

    As you know there are a multitude of nest platforms scattered around the harbour, several of which have trail cameras on them.

    Here is a photo taken on one of them, which shows a very healthy Raven. Just look at the size of that beak.

    That's a beauty, Richard   Especially if clicked on to enlarge - naturally I've saved it, crediting you, thank you

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  • In reply to scylla:

    Good to see you here, Scylla. Some of us were beginning to be a bit concerned about you as you had not posted earlier today. Hope you are well. (I'm off to bed now so may not see any reply before tomorrow. See you then, I trust!)

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • Beautiful Raven and lovely photo indeed Thank you Richard. Yes Scylla, a real beauty
  • In reply to Gardenbirder:

    Gardenbirder said:
    Some of us were beginning to be a bit concerned

    About my mental health, no doubt  - it's very fashionable  

    Seriously, tho, thank you for your thoughts, GardenBirder - you know my bodyclock's reputation, it's a real pain to live with - and I must admit I've been extra tired lately and keep losing concentration.

    Do we all realise it's nearly February, therefore nearly March?!  And I've got 2 poorly laptops that I can't get to grips with mending myself and the PC mending shop* is closed at the mo, it's been open-n-shut since this dang pang demmick kicked off.

    *Not that I've got much faith in them, the last time they had one of my laptops they charged me £££ and didn't fix the prob, I ended up doing it myself that time.

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