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Thread subject: Attack on the nest at 4:44
Name Date Message
Dave S 07/14/04 07:40 pm I think that it was one of the parent birds trying to get the chicks to come out of the nest. If it was an attack, there would have been contact or at least one of the parent birds in a defensive position. We had a video clip of that last year when the female actually did a back flip fending off an intruder. If we only had three more cameras at different distances to record the events!
Marie 07/14/04 07:55 pm Thanks Dave...glad it was what you believe it to be. We don't need to see an 'ATTACKER' at this stage of this wonderful story. Are there any Bald Eagles in the area. I have never heard any calls, but I think I have heard an OWL once or twice.
Kathy 07/14/04 08:11 pm Three more cameras at different distances. What a great idea for the DPOF to consider for next year
Dave S 07/14/04 08:58 pm Kathy,

If I win the lottery I will promise to have a lot of cameras! If not, we will have to keep an eye this cam!
Kathy 07/14/04 10:28 pm Ok Dave, if we both play the lottery and are lucky and win, we could each buy a camera.
Celeste 07/15/04 06:31 am If I remember correctly, there is an archived video from 2003 showing the adult osprey turning upside down to thwart an attacker of the nest. (don't have time to doublecheck--sorry!)
Shelley 07/15/04 07:29 am Just another thought on this (the *attack* theory, not the cameras or lottery, lol)

Someone on the eaglecam message board posted there that when she was watching the cam here, she also saw it as an attack and wasn't convinced it was the parents tryig to get the chicks out. Here is a part of what she wrote:

"I saw them, and it didn't look like one of the parents. It was more a grayish type of bird. I didn't see much white.
Just what I saw.."


I am posting this because another pair of eyes is always helpful. It could have just been the light, but then again, maybe not. Who knows...

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