Back to work today, so for once, I must try to say more with less. Never my strong suit, but there is a first time for everything. The weekend was busy and fun, with dinner and a drama performance on Saturday with our friends, Dianne and Doran, and a day along the harbourside in North Vancouver on Sunday. Encounters with Graemej (his Flickr name), with MarianneBill and a message from Shiprock all adding to the unforgettable experience of osprey encounters. The bottom line about osprey names is that the last poll did not feel conclusive. I'm trying one more time, and again, have to apologize for the font/background colour problem.
Name choices, in order, as shown in the poll, are:
- Jonny and Jewel
- Lawrence and Olivia
- Ozzie and Harriet
- Sherlock and Shirley
- George and Amelia
There are at the moment two osprey nests - the one I have usually posted about is, for now, only inhabited by one male osprey, who, as of Sunday, was still doing his best to either find his old mate, or attract a new one. The other nest is established, but hard to photograph, since it is very high up. However, I saw the pair mate yesterday, and now feel a connection, which means I think they should have names too. So, with this poll, I am thinking the names receiving the second highest number of votes will go to them. Now for the pictures taken Sunday. All osprey photos are of the lone male, except for the last one, which shows the other pair, just before mating.
The Lone Male Osprey
The next four are of a French Mastiff named Molly. She was young and sweet, but as you will see in the last picture, she did have a limit, which she indicated as necessary. What you don't see is that the two dogs again played beautifully, after the warning.
I didn't meet the person with these dogs. If anyone knows him, I think he would enjoy the pictures. Just one posted here, but I have others I would pass on if he wishes.
We enjoyed meeting this sweetie, named Tia. She wasn't sure about this posing thing, as her adorably serious expression shows in the second picture.
As is often our habit, we left Harbourside, and went to JJBrean for another superb latte made by Jonny. One of the osprey name choices is in honour of him. Then, we continued on for a walk at Bridgman Park. I asked Bill if he would like to pose on this log. He thanked me for the offer, but wasn't so sure, given that there was water all around it.