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Thread subject: A bleak night
Name Date Message
Marie 04/13/04 01:20 am I have just checked in at 10pm Victoria BC Canada time and it is still pelting down(RAIN) on Betty in the nest... She looks to be all curled up in one awful wet storm...as I curl up in my warm bed I can't help feeling very sorry for her as these platform nests afford no cover. I hope the storm lifts soon. Luckily those waterproof feathers will keep her dry. Periodically she shakes the rain from her head with such speed that she becomes a total BLURR...in the camera view. AMAZING.
Celeste 04/13/04 04:48 am I agree Marie, it is very hard to listen to the heavy rain on the nest, (heavy rain forecasted till the end of the week!). Last year we had a terribly wet spring, and the DPOF reminded us that these birds have been around for thousands of years surviving in all kinds of weather, and the policy of this organization is to not interfere with the natural course of things, (as much as we wish there was some kind of shelter for these nests). Yes, the osprey probably feel miserable, but they also will probably endure and so will their eggs, (fingers crossed!)
Marie 04/13/04 09:26 am Thanks Celeste, I know you are right.
They will endure but it still looks like a miserable task in this weather. We had a really beautiful Easter here with temps. around 70 degrees. A record set for Victoria. Perhaps I can send a little warmth your way. Keeping fingers crossed that all will be well. Have a great day observing this special pair.

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