“Hello Harriett.  Are you there?”

Mr. Bluebird tweeted timidly.
“I hope you don’t mind, but……..Well, many of your friends are wondering.

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Mr. Bluebird paused, swallowed nervously and continued.  

“I certainly do not want to speak out of turn, but……But, as I’m sure you know, you have many friends and…….”
Harriett Looked down at Mr. Bluebird, not harshly nor condescending, but in a loving mutual respect for Mother Nature.


“You know……. We all want to know.”

Harriett gave Mr. Bluebird a casual glance. She knew he was acting as a surrogate for the Doctor. The Doctor has been trying to communicate with Harriett for two weeks but she has been uncommonly unresponsive.

“So what’s going on here?”

“What do you mean what’s going on here?” replied Harriett.

Bluebird immediately realized he had gone too far.  Nonetheless he blurted it out.

“Well, Egg!??????”
Characteristically, rather than respond, Harriett simply closed her communication with Mr. Bluebird.  The Doctor hates it when she does that.

“So we still don’t know,” said  Mr. Bluebird.

“No, we do not,” the Doctor thought.

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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2 Responses to Hello

  1. Isn’t the end of February a bit early for the arrival of tenants for nest building? Are the cameras working this year? Do you REALLY know that one of the pair died last year or is that just speculation? I eagerly anticipate a new nest. Does anything remain from last year’s nest? Congratulations on the arrival of your new grandson and may he live, love, learn to carry on the osprey traditions begun by his grandfather.

  2. Hello Lucinda, I’m afraid you under estimate my and all ospreys desire to get home and begin to breed. We usually arrive in North Carolina the first or second week in March. This puts a lot of pressure on the doctor to have the Taj Mahal and all the cameras working. There’s no question that Ozzie parished last year. A young Osprey named Jonathan joined Harriett last year but they did not reproduce. In fact Harriett did not lay an egg. I’m not sure the dynamics but I believe young Jonathan is a three-year-old and wasn’t quite ready for the experienced seven-year-old, Harriett.

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