Date: 7/24/19 7:23 am
From: Pat Schlarbaum <patschlarbaum...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] RE: Osprey misfortune
Thanks for sharing, Bill. Keeping fingers crossed with good fortune for
remaining Osprey young.

On Wed, Jul 24, 2019, 8:45 AM Joe Boyles <Joe.Boyles...>
wrote:

> I would suspect it was a Bald Eagle attack, especially if it was a daytime
> event. There is lots of documentation of eagles taking young ospreys from
> nests. Easy, low risk meal for the eagle, as well as reducing competition
> from a predators point of view. Unfortunately, they often continue
> returning until the nest is empty. Hopefully the remaining chick will
> fledge before the eagle returns.
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> *From:* <ia-bird...> <ia-bird...> *On Behalf Of
> *William Scheible
> *Sent:* Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:18 PM
> *To:* Bird List Iowa <ia-bird...>
> *Subject:* [ia-bird] Osprey misfortune
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> One of the adult Cedar Rapids Ospreys has died in the nest, lying on its
> side with one wing extended in a grotesque posture. One adult visits the
> nest periodically and there is one chick, nearly ready to fledge. I cannot
> confirm the presence of its 2 siblings.
>
> A non-birder neighbor saw a "violent fight" at the nest a couple of days
> ago. Was this a territorial dispute or an attack by another raptor?
> Great-horned Owl comes to mind, although the altercation was in daylight on
> one of those inhumanely hot days.
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> At best, obviously, we can hope for one successful fledging this year and
> perhaps
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> our surviving adult will return next year with
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> a new mate.
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> This is at the cell tower at Wenig/J Ave. in
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> NE Cedar Rapids.
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> Bill Scheible
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> Cedar Rapids
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