Ozzie Keeps Us Well Fed

We had speckled trout for dinner last night. Dinner was served at 8:15 and 34 seconds.  We dined at our leisure until 8:50 when it got dark.


There was half a fish left at daybreak today.  I’m not sure where Ozzie spent the night; he was not here when the sun came up, so  Baby and I had our fill.


While I was rearranging the nest. Ozzie flew in from the north.  It was 6:11 AM.  He ripped off a few bites of the remaining fish the suddenly flew off with the leftovers.


Now look at this. At 8:01 Ozzie dropped off a bundle of fine dry straw. He just dropped it off and flew away. He is so sweet. I really love that guy.


And then again at 11:50 this morning he returned with a whole spot.

He usually brings fish to the nest partially eaten.  He takes his share first, always the head.  It’s not rude or impolite.  That’s just the way we are.

Naturally, I ate the head off first.  I really like that part (in truth it’s just our way of destroying the fish’s nervous system so it does not flop around so much).
And now look. It’s 3:00 PM and Ozzie has brought me a small bluefish snack.

My second egg seems intact.  I’m not brooding as much, with all my other responsibilities.  However, it has been warm here and sunny for the last four days.  Remember, it was seven days before I laid this second egg. If it does hatch, I’m worried that Baby may be too big and strong for a newcommer to survive.

Baby is 4 days old today.  Baby needs a name.  Can you give me some suggestions? Would somebody please name Baby. The name must be unisexual.


Lots of love, and thanks for reading,


About Harriett Raptor

Eight-year-old mother of five, fluent in telepathy, a possessor of genetic memory, a genius and scholar. Harriett holds the equivalent of a PhD in philosophy, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and the Homo sapiens’ concept of the humanities. Her understanding of mathematics and logic are beyond Homo sapiens’ current comprehension. Harriett is a thinker, a wise osprey, especially distinguished for her expertise in the Homo sapiens problem.
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6 Responses to Ozzie Keeps Us Well Fed

  1. Mark Merrick says:

    following the activity hour by hour is amazing. I really liked this one!

  2. Yeah, I enjoyed putting this one together. I had the entire weekend off and spent most of it with the birds. With the new camera had worked.

  3. Becky says:

    unisex names I’ve seen this week: Marion, Sydney, Alex, and Drew

    • Thank you, daughter of the Doctor. Thank you for reading. I have put your suggestions on my list; happily I’m getting multiple sugestions. Baby should have a name by Monday.

  4. I suggest his/her name should be ‘Hunter’; after all that is what they do. Ospreys are preditors, correct. 🙂 (Just my two cents worth!)

  5. I like “Hunter”, said Harriett. So many suggestions are coming in I just don’t what to think. Ozzie has a say in this too, you know. He is leaning towards “Sammy”. I think we will decide upon a name by Monday. Thanks for reading.

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