I've been taking pictures almost every day since the last post, and have kept adding them to this post, but for some reason, when I tried to write commentary, it didn't seem to flow. Now, there are so many pictures, I hardly know where to start. But, here goes my "catch-up" attempt, beginning from the most recent photos and moving backwards in time.
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All of the nest watchers continue to wonder about Olivia. No pictures from yesterday (Thursday), but I saw Lawrence on the nest. Suddenly, he called, and then he flew off. I felt Olivia had to be nearby, but could not see her. I did not see them together even once, this week.
Wednesday - watching Lawrence during a lunchtime walk with Dianne
Lawrence was working feverishly on the nest.
Off to get a stick
This piece of wood looked heavy
Long stick series
1. Past the flags
2. Over the rooftops
3. By the pylon and coming up to the nest
7. Just after this picture, the stick fell in the water.
I wonder if ospreys have a "Drat" expression.
Lawrence went on with his work, seemingly unfazed.
Close-up of the exquisitely delicate pattern of the smallest shell in the above arrangement.
Tuesday - a few sightings during a short school break.
Jonny - identified by right wing missing feathers.
Double-crested Cormorant (I think). Note the eyebrows and blue eyes.
A bumble bee (non-expert id)
Tuesday evening - a walk at Jericho.
Blue Heron in the pond at dusk
Three sky shots
The Bald Eagle adult was being pestered by..
It stood mostly on one leg, and when it responded to the crow, there was a feeling of vulnerability in its cry.
Monday morning - Olivia sighting?
Marianne and Bill were there, and they were as happy as I was to see her. At least, we hoped that was Olivia.
Saturday morning - Walk at Jericho
Sunday evening- Jericho walk with Bill and Black Jack
We admired the brilliant pink in these flowers, seen along the way to the park.
The eagle was again being pestered by crows.
A branch of a tree. Inspiration for native art?
We wondered why this lone ship was facing perpendicular to all the others.
I am posting this on Friday morning. Today, my school is having an outdoor adventure day, and my activity is horseback riding in Squamish. I'm really looking forward to that! And, this evening, we will attend a concert given by violinist, Paul Luchkow (Bill's niece's husband), and pianist (on the fortepiano), Michael Jarvis. I'm excited about that too!
Have a good weekend, and thanks for reading.