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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Oh no! This is just so sad! That eagle may come back for the other little one!
Mom please stay on the nest with the baby. 🙏❤️💕
They have. They are all gone, Linda. Terribly sad.
All are gone. Devastating and my heartfelt condolences to all of the Cowlitz viewers. No words….
Tears. It is so sad.
Oh Mary Ann – I live just minutes away from this nest and didn’t even know about it until you wrote about it here. My son even took a picture of an Osprey flying around the nearby park yesterday, which was probably the dad. It would’ve been just a little while before the first baby was taken. I’m just devastated this happened, and that all are gone now. If only birds didn’t eat other birds…. 💔 Tears….
It is absolutely tragic, Betty. I feel so bad for these osprey parents – and of course, the chicks. I do not know if it would have helped if the Mum had just sat on the chicks and pancaked, too. We will never know sadly.
I subscribe to Cowlitz Osprey’s channel and received the sad news via video…. I am shocked and speechless. I can’t believe the bald eagles took all the osprey chicks… Very sad.