Part 3 Season 2022. Ready to Nest
Things have settled down. The female intruder has not appeared lately or is being warned off. The nest has gone from a termite mound to a well-designed osprey nest with sticks defining the nest area and soft grass and gracillaria lining the nest bowl. All is ready. Rosie is spending more time on the rail and on the nest. And Richie has started bringing her fish. Also, several CK's have appeared to be successful. All is in place for egg laying soon.
Along with the nest's progress, Richie and Rosie have been bonding. They chase away any intruders and Richie regularly requests a CK. There have appeared to be several successful CK's, leading chatters to expect an egg soon, in early April. And Richie has begun bringing fish to Rosie, although she catches her own as well.She lets Richie know quite vocally that he is supposed to bring the fish to her. Rosie is staying close to the nest, either on the rail or on the nest itself. She spends every night there.
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is a poet and writer of children's stories who has been watching the adventures of the ospreys on the Whirley Crane Nest in Richmond, Ca. for the past seven years.
The Archive will not let me keep posts except by date. So before 2020, the dates are not accurate. The subjects of posts before then are listed here:
June 2019 WWOC Glossary
May 2019 Life of an Osprey in Nuce
March 2019- chapter by chapter for years 2017-1019
February 2019- Rivet's Diary
January 2019- The Nest
October 2018- The Boats
Sept. 2018- The Fish
July 2018 In Memoriam
andThe Red Oak Victory ship