Oliveea and her chicks are enjoying a nice warm day with a steady cool breeze blowing on top of the dam this afternoon. Earlier while I was up there she was flying to the nest with lunch to feed her hungry babies. She made sure we were out of the way before she landed, but kept circling above to make sure we were not getting too close. We try to stay away as much as possible, but we have items to inspect that puts us closer to her nest than she likes. I took a picture of the crane where Oliveea wanted to build her nest a few years ago. That is how her nest got to be where it is now, close to where she wanted to build, high enough to suit her (largest dam built in the world in 1917) and out of the way of most of our activities. Every year before she is due back we make sure her nest is still secure and most of our activities that would interfere with her are complete. Oliveea and Oscar have neighbors several hundred feet away and they share in keeping the buzzards at bay. Can't tell how many chicks are in that nest yet. Storms are in the forecast this afternoon but this weekend should be dry and cooler than the last few days.