What to Expect

What to Expect

Jonathan:

“I usually arrive at our nesting site a few days before Harriett. Together we build, or rebuild, our nest from last year. After a brief courtship (including The Sky Dance), Harriett settles into our nest and continues to make it comfortable. If all goes well, eggs are laid. There will be only one brood each year.”

Age at first breeding: 3-5 years

On average, the period from first mating to egg laying is:

1st Egg 16 days
2nd Egg 19 days
3rd Egg 22 days

Number of eggs: Usually 3

 

 

 

Jonathan:

 

“I usually arrive at our nesting site a few days before Harriett. Together we build, or rebuild, our nest from last year. After a brief courtship (including The Sky Dance), Harriett settles into our nest and continues to make it comfortable. If all goes well, eggs are laid. There will be only one brood each year.”

Age at first breeding: 3-5 years

On average, the period from first mating to egg laying is:

1st Egg 16 days
2nd Egg 19 days
3rd Egg 22 days

Number of eggs: Usually 3

 

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Hey Doctor – Ladder

 

“Hey Doctor, how about getting this latter out of here. Don’t you know raccoons and other predators can use it to their advantage?”

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Telepathy Returns

Daydreaming at the kitchen counter, the Doctor haphazardly looks at North River’s receding tide, hoping his mood will not follow.  Hazy horizon, the oyster rock has risen, the marsh grass is a lazy yellow-green.

Unperceived by the Doctor, a friendly ethereal affirmation, signifying nature and communication, circled the room above him.   It is jovial and excited over entering the Doctor’s mind again. (The Doctor is about to experience it, first like a child comprehending simple mathematics and then like Plato’s Analogy of the Cave).

“Hello, Doctor”.  The telepathy passed through the ether at lightening speed.

Like a rogue ocean wave, unexpected and overwhelming, this telepathic thought crashed into the Doctor’s brain, supersaturating and overflowing its  capacity, but washing it in happiness.

Harriett’s telepathy was strong and clear. Crystal clear, distinct and direct.

“Oh!” The Doctor vocalized, before realizing he was not in transference mode.

Overly excited, he spun to look at Harriett who was looking directly at him from the Taj Mahal.

“I am back,” she transferred.

“Oh my gosh!” thought the Doctor.

He was overjoyed.

 

 

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Beautiful Day

Wow.  What a beautiful day.  It is great to be home.

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Nest Building

Hey,

What’s with this weather? Don’t you North Carolinians know how to welcome back an old friend?  Wink.

My instincts tell me we have three or four days of beautiful weather ahead.

I spent the day rearranging our nest. As you can see, I’ve made the walls higher and intertwined a bunch of supporting material as well.

Jonathan has been wonderful bringing material to me.

I feel fortunate. Fate has brought us together.

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We are back !

Hey everybody, we are back!

Wow, what a trip (actually relative easy).

It is wonderful to be back to the  North River and Taj Mahal.

We are in incredibly good shape this year, as you can see.

Some of you that have followed our lives over the past seven years have seen what the annual migration from South America can do. The toll can be horrific, and sadly those of you that knew Ozzie realize he too perished two years ago during migration.

Fortunately I have found Jonathan, a new mate, and he is back with me here, again this year.

Nice bird.  He also is in incredibly good shape.

I am excited about a productive breeding season this year.

The Doctor and I have not reestablished telepathy at this point. I wonder why? I hope his mental capacities and cognitive function remain at the high level that we have enjoyed in the past.

Anyway, we’re back. The Doctor is still working on the cameras. I can feel the love emanating from your hearts. I hope you can feel my love for you.

Harriett

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End of Season

Jonathan, J.C. and I are about to head South.  We will be taking separate vacations and meet up here next year.  J.C. will stay in South America next summer and start his migrations in 2019.  Then he will pair with some beauty and start his own life.

Here are a last few pictures:

Harriett Lateral Jul 31.jpg JC Landing July 14.jpg   Jonathan.jpg

I will keep the Doctor up to date by way of telepathy.

See you next year.

Love,

Harriett

Taj Mahal

North River Carteret Co.  NC

Latitude: 34.7286515079363

Longitude: -76.6212389981747

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