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Very true JC. Isn't His hand guiding Everything?
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Good morning all. I guess you can say that I'm a nesting eagle watcher. Once the eagles have fledged, I don't usually return to watch until they begin to prep the nest for the next family. This year was different. I've hung around most of the summer watching L&J survey their partially destroyed home. I wondered what was going through their minds as they looked at how the nest had fallen away taking their family with it. Would they try to rebuild it? It looked precarious to me. It must have looked the same to them also. So now the new nest is taking shape. It's in the same tree. I'm sure there are lots of other trees around where they could build higher. But no. In the same tree! That amazes me. How often does this happen? When we humans chose to build a new home, don't we look to build a nicer home? Surely in a different neighborhood! Maybe a different state! L&J could have flown across the river to a different state. They could have picked a taller tree. Surely a quieter neighborhood what with the trains and the Mexican music! ( I know that was fixed). But they have chosen to stay right here. You know, I think I know the reason. They Know we're watching them! They know we Love them. They know we enjoy watching them raise their families! That's why they stayed in the same tree! Pretty smart aren't they?
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Good morning everyone! Recently, I have dropped by just once a day. Nest always seems desolate each time. It was nice to see both kids at the nest this morning. By using my comparison photo, the nest seems to be slipping away with each passing storm. I too wonder if there's something in the works to save the nest and keep our family in this location. Everyone. Have a great weekend and stay cool. It's really hot back here in Maryland.
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I can sympathize with them. I got caught out in a driving rain storm while playing golf yesterday! Haven't dried out yet!
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I think she is uses the wall sticks to practice gripping with talons and balance.
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A question I have did not get answered. Can we expect future fledglings to be fitted with transmitters? I would think that continual nest invasions whether by predators or humans would have L&J looking for a new location!
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This is clearly a family in distress right now. I went back and watched from the time the parent returned and found her children with transmitters on their backs. If it was upsetting and wrong for her, that's exactly how I feel about it too. I've viewed the Alcoa nest for three years now and feel a violation of trust. No advanced notification and then turning off the cameras. Why? Seems like Big Brother( government)deciding what's best for us. We, along with many schools and organizations have enjoyed the cycle of rebirth, failures, and successes in a perfectly natural setting. This adulteration of this process was not necessary! I'm quite sure there are other nests in the area that could have been selected leaving this site pristine and natural.
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As a followup I just read that the eagle will drop the turtles on rocks to crack the shell.
Toggle Commented May 21, 2016 on Amazing Growth! at Alcoa Davenport's Bald Eagle Nest
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Turtle must be a delicacy as it seems to be a struggle to get at the edibles.
Toggle Commented May 21, 2016 on Amazing Growth! at Alcoa Davenport's Bald Eagle Nest
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I was just going back through some posts during the "naming" period. I think we should somehow save the names for future years. Here's why. Some of the pairings just didn't sound good together but when paired up with names of other pairings, they sound good together and make more sense. Has anyone else noticed that?
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What is irritating everyone at the nest? I can't see any bugs flying around. Do they have mites on them as other birds do?
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Now what's that supposed to mean JH? **wink**
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Keep playing with that stick and someone's gonna get hurt!!!
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Nothing like starting with the eyes and then work your way to the tail!
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How about: Custer and Running Bull Hiawatha and Minnehaha Lone ranger and Tonto But I digress. Perhaps another Miller Lite to get me back on track. ;)
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Let the "Boinking" begin!
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Chris. Pork, shrimp, or Chicken?
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2016 on First Hatch at Alcoa Davenport's Bald Eagle Nest
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All the little neighbors dropping by to say Congratulations!!!
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2016 on First Hatch at Alcoa Davenport's Bald Eagle Nest
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Hi there Bobblehead!
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2016 on First Hatch at Alcoa Davenport's Bald Eagle Nest
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Saw a huge pip!
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2016 on Almost Here at Alcoa Davenport's Bald Eagle Nest
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Getting a bit "seasick" viewing the TT camera in this wind.
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2016 on Almost Here at Alcoa Davenport's Bald Eagle Nest
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Today we morn the passing of a great entertainer, Merle Haggard!
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Mavis, that's right. I get duel video only on my phone. I read a little about Livestream Studio 3. It is HD and can be SUHD(4K). I use Chrome (recommended) on my iPad. Very sharp video. It also works well with Safari. Downloading one of these may solve some issues of those with older systems. Worth a try?
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Interesting side note. On my Samsung Android I can play Both videos at once! Really kinda neat when you mirror it on a Samsung Smart TV. I'm really sorry to hear that some are having such a difficult issue viewing the nest with the Livstream format.
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Apr 1, 2016