Hello Ervie!

Dad just missed seeing Ervie. In fact, Dad has come several times as if he is checking to see if Ervie is on the barge. Oh, I wish they had connected. Ervie arrives on the barge 17:41.

Here comes Ervie. He is in really good form flying in. No one else is home.

Oh, what a handsome Osprey you are, Ervie! We are so lucky that the cam operator noticed you Ervie and zoomed in so we could have a good look – and also confirm that it was, indeed, you.

There you are. You did come back to the barge as I expected. I think the barge will remain your stopping off point. Oh, I hope it will be!

Ervie, do you have to get to your own home now since no one is on the barge? Were you waiting to see if anyone would come?

Off you go. It is 20:28. You need to get home before it gets really dark. Maybe we can figure out where that is from your tracking, Ervie.

Sadly, Ervie, you missed Dad after waiting for so long by only half an hour.

Dad arrives at 20:58 on the perch.

Dad stays until after 02:25 and then he must fly over to the old barge. Ervie, he would have loved a chat down in the shed with you. He will also want to know that you are hungry or not. Have you found a good fishing spot? Can he quit worrying about his youngest?

It was so nice to see you Ervie! If your fans want to check the footage, they can still see you on the re-wind camera for awhile. The link to your camera is here:

After checking on you Ervie, I went over to see the little osplets at Captiva. They are doing really well. The little one reminds me of you, Ervie, standing tall and getting your food between Bazza and Falky sometimes. This one likes to be up front, too. Hopefully they will be good to one another in the nest like the three of you were.

Thanks for dropping by so all of us could see that you are doing well, Ervie. You are missed enormously.

Thank you for joining me this morning and thank you to the streaming cams at Port Lincoln Osprey Project and Window on Wildlife where I took my screen shots. See you soon. Take care everyone.

21 February 2022


  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Thanks so very much Mary Ann for these updates on Ervie and the Captiva nest. I started to read here and at the Captiva nest on the road but I had to finish when I got home. I wish Ervie and Dad could have been together some. I send best wishes they will be there the same time soon. I hope neither one thinks the other one isnโ€™t waiting for them because I know they are. ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™
    I send best wishes to the Captiva nest and that the little one there will be just like Wrvie too ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™
    Have a great afternoon Mary Ann and thanks for the photos and updates.

    1. It is so nice to see Ervie, Linda and those three seem to be doing alright. My daughter got to visit today so it was a short report. I hope you are all well, Linda.

  2. Glad Ervie made an appearance, Mary Ann! Crossing fingers he and his dad will be at the barge at the same time soon. And I hope you’ll be watching when that happens! Will look forward to more reports on Ervie.

    1. Oh, tears would be flowing around the world if that happened. Dad appears to come about every 12 hours. He was in the shed this morning.

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