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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.

Last Year

“How are you feeling, Harriett?” the Doctor thought. “I feel fine, Doctor,  why do you ask?” reflected Harriett. “Well, I noticed that last year you laid your first egg April 9. Your second egg came April 12 and the third … Continue reading

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What to Expect

What to Expect Jonathan: “I usually arrive at our nesting site a few days before Harriett. Together we build, or rebuild, our nest from last year. After a brief courtship (including The Sky Dance), Harriett settles into our nest and … Continue reading

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Hey Doctor – Ladder

  “Hey Doctor, how about getting this latter out of here. Don’t you know raccoons and other predators can use it to their advantage?”

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Telepathy Returns

Daydreaming at the kitchen counter, the Doctor haphazardly looks at North River’s receding tide, hoping his mood will not follow.  Hazy horizon, the oyster rock has risen, the marsh grass is a lazy yellow-green. Unperceived by the Doctor, a friendly … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day

Wow.  What a beautiful day.  It is great to be home.

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Nest Building

Hey, What’s with this weather? Don’t you North Carolinians know how to welcome back an old friend?  Wink. My instincts tell me we have three or four days of beautiful weather ahead. I spent the day rearranging our nest. As you … Continue reading

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We are back !

Hey everybody, we are back! Wow, what a trip (actually relative easy). It is wonderful to be back to the  North River and Taj Mahal. We are in incredibly good shape this year, as you can see. Some of you … Continue reading

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