Janet Forster has indicated that the banding at the Port Lincoln Osprey nest will take place after their afternoon Sea Lion tour. At that time they will take their big boat and a dingy over to the osprey barge. The chicks will be measured, ringed, and one will get a sat-pak. They will also be named.
This will not be on the live stream. There will be a black out.
I am a little worried about how feisty the chicks were yesterday. I hope that they pancake and do not bolt. Send your best wishes for that to happen.
I went to the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1990 and received my PhD from the University of Leicester in 1993. After three decades of university teaching, I retired to devote my time to the study of raptor behaviour. I am particularly interested in Ospreys and am working on a long term project on third hatch survival and siblicide in these raptors. My blog is a result of a fascination with my local wildlife and the desire to encourage others to love and care for birds! I live on the Canadian Prairies and prior to the pandemic travelled a lot. I am questioning the use of aviation fuel at the moment as we all strive to help our planet. My early research was in politics and art including British public statues exported to Southeast Asia and Vietnam Resistors that contributed much to Canadian ceramics. Books and articles were published on those subjects over a period of 3 decades. Now I am working on books for children so they can learn about the challenges our raptors face.
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Thanks Mary Ann for the updates! I hope they pancake too 🙏💕💕💕
I wish we could have been able to view it. I look forward to the updates and pray all goes well with the three of them 🙏🙏🙏.
Have a good Saturday and take care!