An Egg?

Several years ago, before The Doctor and I developed our unique form of telepathy, he would leave his office window open so I could use his keyboard.

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At the time the female H. sapiens that lives with The Doctor was unaware of our arrangement. Fortunately she is a sound sleeper and never did pick up upon it.

Now, I’m not bragging but, I can hunt and peck, and click and shift, backspace and delete, and click, click, tab, #, punctuate, back click, forward click and Ctrl-Alt- Del with the best of them. I know what you’re thinking. You only have four talons, but I can pic/peck with my beak faster than you can blink your eyes.

Well, as some of you know, The Doctor has a bad knee which is taking him away from his obligatory osprey reporting. To compensate, he has left his office window open; so I will be communicating directly with you.

A few facts:

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
Size of eggs (mm): 62 x 46

3 osprey eggs

Incubation period: 35-42 days

Fledging period: 53 days

I hope to lay my first egg this week.  Keep a look out!  And thanks for reading.

 

Harriett O. Raptor

Camera # 1

http://northriverdeckcam.axiscam.net:9000/view/viewer_index.shtml?id=686

Camera # 2

http://northriverosprey.axiscam.net:8000/view/viewer_index.shtml?id=221

Doctor’s Platform

North River Carteret Co.  NC

Latitude: 34.7286515079363

Longitude:             -76.6212389981747

hc.merrick@vitalsignsnc.com

 

About Harriett Raptor

Harriett O. Raptor 8-year-old mother of five, lifelong mate of Ozzie Raptor until he perished last year, fluent in telepathy with The Doctor and possessor of genetic memory. She is an intellectual, a scholar, philosopher and thinker; a wise, learned osprey especially distinguished for her expertise on the H. sapiens problem.
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