I would have missed it if ‘A’ from Japan had not sent a note to me. It is always exciting to see Ervie on the barge and to know that he is well. His talon will take a long time to grow in. In the meantime, he is still finding plenty of Puffer fish it seems. It is so nice to see you, Ervie.
You can still catch him by rewinding the camera feed. Go to 17:38.
Here are some images of that visit. The camera appears to be fixed so it is hard to get a good look at that talon. Ervie looks good though!
Poof. He’s gone at 17:59:03. Oh, what a lovely boy and what a treat it is when you visit the barge!
Thank you to the Port Lincoln Osprey Project for leaving their streaming cam on so that we can catch glimpses of this fantastic third hatch of 2022.
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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What a great surprise this morning! Thank you Mary Ann! It’s so wonderful to see Ervie on the nest with his puffer fish! Lol. ❤️
It is! We are all wondering if he is only able to catch puffers because of that missing talon….it is certainly good to see him regardless!!!!!!!!!!!
Glad I got to see it! Pufferfish have hard teeth and can chew shells. It is almost as if Talon was bitten by a blowfish.
Thank you for sharing your Dyson story. It is fun to imagine from your story.
I pray that the storm will not be terrible.
I did not know that, Akane. Thank you! I wonder if they did bite off Ervie’s toe. It seems like a real possibility. Dyson is so sweet. He is getting all furry again. The weather has turned cold as the storm approaches. Thank you, Akane, for telling me about Ervie. It was so nice to see him on the nest.
Akane, Ervie is at the PLO nest right now.
Thank you for contacting us. Great to see you again today Ervie 😊.
You are so very welcome, Akane.