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The Osprey Saga

Week 25: The Days of Free Food Are Numbered

I have seen no evidence of any interest by Junior in fishing. He continues to be provided sustenance by his mom and dad. He never misses meal times on the nest platform, and his parents always oblige. Spoiled? You bet. He doesn’t realize that his days of free food are numbered.

The three are away all day except mealtimes, probably sitting in shady branches of nearby trees. As a result, seagulls often land on the platform looking for leftover tidbits of fish in its crevices. They figure it smells like fish so there must be fish. A couple of crows even investigated it the other day.

Mom no longer feeds Junior. He’s given a fish to eat on his own, which he wolfs down in big pieces. I look forward to seeing him bring his own one day soon. Time is fleeting ...