Category Archives: Life Lessons

Sweet 16!

Okay!  Sound the trumpets.  I’m delighted to announce the arrival of Opal and Oscar, senior resident ospreys at the US Naval Academy for what will be 16 years. Based on the birds’ schedule in years past, I’d been watching anxiously … Continue reading

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Summer’s end: Pearl & Pablo have headed south

October is upon us with rustling leaves and vees of geese, calling as they pass overhead.   Our dear ospreys too have taken flight.  Oscar and Opal left in mid-September, accompanied by their two well-fledged offspring. But not before one … Continue reading

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Persistence Pays Off Once Again!

Yes, a cheer escapes my lips and a smile follows, as I announce that once again Opal and Oscar Osprey have succeeded in securing a rather higgledy-piggledy nest to the hazardous heights of the U.S. Naval Academy’s outer-most light post. … Continue reading

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15 Years, 3 Nests, and Boundless Determination

Fifteen years running, and looking as handsome as ever, Opal and Oscar Osprey have returned from their winter sojourn in warmer climes! Yes, our favorite osprey couple, seasonal residents at the US Naval Academy since 2001, are back and building … Continue reading

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I Do Declare!

Envision a group of talented and accomplished artists in a sun-filled room, the backdrop: boats bobbing in a picturesque anchorage.  Now, add voices, some impassioned and some soft, speaking of successes and failures; hear the laughter in response to shared … Continue reading

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