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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.

Great White Egret with a Fish

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Great White Egret in Flight

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Harriett leaves

It is time. Harriett’s zugunruhe has reached a crescendo. Instinct is now in control. She turns to the Atlantic, faces the off shore breeze, and with outstretched wings lifts off. As Harriett leaves, she makes note of familiar landmarks: The … Continue reading

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Migration 1

Harriet and Mr. Raptor will not migrate together. Harriett leaves first and goes to her winter fishing grounds. Mr. Raptor stays behind to continue feeding Baby, while she learns to fish. Several days later, Mr. Raptor will head South, returning … Continue reading

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Zugunruhe

Zugunruhe is the experience of migratory restlessness. For birds, the urge to move cannot be contained. Its pull is so intense that a sandpiper’s organs atrophy to accommodate the demands of migration. A caged robin will launch itself northward again … Continue reading

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Harriett at sunrise

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Flounder on top of camera spire

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Home base

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Playtime in the sky

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In flight

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