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Thread subject: Long term effects of life in the nest.
Name Date Message
Tiger 06/29/04 03:44 pm I cannot help wondering what the long term effects of life in the nest will have on the young ospreys.

Now Cz is used to getting its own way. However what happens when it meets an osprey which will fight back?? Maybe it will get a surprise.

Also will Spirit be so used to avoiding conflict that it will find it hard to compete for resources?

Any thoughts??

Cecilia 06/29/04 04:37 pm That's one way to look at it. The other way is that because she has had to fight for every bite, has had to use cunning and patience to survive and has had to be ready to pounce when there was a hint of a chance of food...she could be a stronger bird...at least mentally. There is no doubt that food equals growth and muscle, but she seems to be getting enough to grow at the same rate that her siblings did - just three days behind. I think she is going to be very competitive because she has been since she was born!
Mickey 06/29/04 06:22 pm Knowing when to choose your battles can be a very good tool in a life. It seems to me that they all have it mastered.
Celeste 06/29/04 06:32 pm Ditto Mickey!
Matt 06/29/04 07:21 pm I have a feeling #1 will be shocked. Last year, #1 picked on #2 and #3. However because #2 was born much sooner than this year's #2, he/she fought back. #1 eventually went to the submissive pose. Though last year there wasn't much fighting between #1 and #2 as there is this year.

Anyone else find themselves telling #2 and #3 to stand up to #1 and knock him/her back? :)
Shelley 06/29/04 09:29 pm "Knowing when to choose your battles can be a very good tool in a life."

Oh Mickey, you made me laugh out loud!! I can hear my mom's voice trying to drum that one into my head.....!! ;-)

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