Ervie catches another Puffer!

Ervie celebrated his 5th month birthday alone on the barge in heavy rain at times. With Dad not around and Ervie hungry, he set off to bring home a fish and he did ——– another Puffer!

Oh, Ervie looked like a wet rat when he arrived on the perch of the barge at Port Lincoln with his prize breakfast.

Can you see the soaking to the bones Ervie on the perch?

Poor Ervie.

When Ervie flew from the perch to the nest he got the Puffer stuck in the corner. He considered it. Flapped his wings, rose up and…

got his prize out and on the nest.

Now how do I unzip this thing?

Poor Ervie. You look like a drowned rat, darling.

It must feel quite odd walking around the nest with a balloon on your talon.


Ervie did a good job eating his fish.

Ervie was cleaning his beak after finishing his gourmet snack at 10:42:37.

I wonder if Ervie is developing a taste for Puffers? or has he found a place on his route around the shore where he finds them easily? Will he bring another one back today?

At 10:44:09 Ervie flies down to the shed waiting for Dad to come and be company with him.

Happy Birthday, Ervie!

Thank you so much for joining me. Take care. See you again soon!

Thank you to the Port Lincoln Osprey Project for their streaming cam where I took my screen captures.


  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Thank you Mary Ann! I’m so glad Ervie got another puffer fish although I would be happier for him to get a better fish! He was hungry and needed something and caught it himself. We are proud of you Ervie! Happy 5th month birthday Ervie!
    Thanks Mary Ann! I hope Dad joins Ervie later.

    1. You are very welcome, Linda. Ervie is so adorable. Him and his little blown up fish. He must have a spot where he finds them. Fingers crossed for a much bigger one!!!!!!! That doesn’t get lost in the nest or fall over the edge.

  2. Happy 5th month birthday, to Ervie! (Can’t believe it’s been that long already.) Thanks for all the images of him – and yes, hopefully he’ll land a more substantial fish soon and prove to himself he can do it!

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