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,