To quote Sam Gamgee, "Well... I'm back."
I've been enmeshed in a drama over at the Osprey live nest-cam.
One of the chicks disappeared from the nest on the early morning (4:30 AM) of July 3.
I was glued to the site for 3 days, and am happy to report that she was found, albeit a bit worse for the wear.
Whirley was fished out of the bay by a barge crew, and taken to a a wildlife rehab place, where she will be kept until sufficiently recovered to be released back to her bailiwick.
gif by Craigor
Meanwhile, I have been glued to the live cam, getting nothing done, surviving on ginger ale, hot dogs and potato chips. Sorry to have neglected my readers, but I couldn't tear myself away.
If you are able, please make a donation to the Wildcare wildlife-hospital where Whirley is being cared for, or the Golden Gate Audubon Society which has provided the live cam of the Richmond, CA ospreys.