Harriett’s Wintering Ground

The Santo Antônio Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Madeira River, 4 mi southwest of Porto VelhoBrazil

Because the dam is a run-of-the-river project, it does not impound a large reservoir. The reservoir that has been created is ideal for wintering osprey.

The Santo Antônio reservoir provides wide expanses of shallow, fish-filled water. It has been estimated that there are more than 900 fish species in the Madeira River Basin, making it one of the richest freshwater systems in the world.

The vast Amazon jungle surrounds the reservoir, allowing birds to congregate on the canopy. They socialize, catch up on gossip and dive for a snack on a whim. The trees along the bank are especially tall, protecting them from ground predators. The weather stays a balmy 75 – 78°.  There is always a lot of excitement down at the water’s edge.

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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3 Responses to Harriett’s Wintering Ground

  1. Susan Woodard says:

    Learn something new every day!
    Thank you!

  2. Warren Davis says:

    Thank you Harriet!!

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