JL Raptors: Ranger Cove, Osprey Nest update, 5 photos, 07-20-2018

Ranger Cove: Osprey Nest Update
 
Thought I would show you up close details of the fish grab by Broken Feather in yesterday’s video.
Dad is bringing in a big fish.  That is Piper closest to Dad.  And Broken Feather, to Piper’s right.  
Broken Feather is alert and ready to make her move.
 
Oops!  Broken Feather is so aggressive she at first grabs Dad’s toe instead of the fish.
I see this happen fairly frequently with bald eagles too.
 
Broken Feather mantles the fish – hides it with her wings – so that Piper cannot get to the fish.
Dad leaves the chaos!
Defiant!  Broken Feather gets to the perch where we watched her learning to eat on a slippery slope.
 
Birds are all great parents!  They have not forgotten Little Piper.
Mom came back a few minutes later with a fish just for Piper.
Can’t you just hear Piper saying: oh my, my very own fish!

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  1. Big sigh of relief when Piper gets that fish!

    On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 9:15 AM, doc ellen’s journey wrote:

    > neighdoctor posted: “Ranger Cove: Osprey Nest Update Thought I would > show you up close details of the fish grab by Broken Feather in yesterday’s > video. Dad is bringing in a big fish. That is Piper closest to Dad. And > Broken Feather, to Piper’s right. Broken Feather is a” >

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