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SANDY COPENHAGEN

THANKS ALCOA FOR THIS SITE!!! I ENJOY IT SO MUCH. MY GRANDKIDS REALLY ENJOY IT TO.

Mavis

You all were so worried and I KNEW the cam was coming back on soon!

Judith, you need to learn a little patience, girl!! Annette...calm down...you have 3 whole hours to catch up with us so you didn't miss anything! Now, if that made sense, Annette...you are in serious trouble!

I checked on the DNR while we were offline. I saw a black blob of something at 2 o'clock on the nest. I figured it was some sort of food. Those eagles sure have determination to hatch those eggs. Wish I could make things ok for them.

Darlene Nichols

I'm getting a beautiful picture and the sound of the geese in the background is clear .........

marilyn

Thank you again for all your efforts to bring these wonderful pics to us....I really feel sorry for Liberty having to deal with the snow...mothers are tough!!!

Judith Hart

DNR NEST....Mavis, I think you should fly up there, bring a bale of hay, and drop it near the nest. Those eagles have no soft nesting materials like ours do. All they have are a few little twigs to place around their bodies.
Be sure to take Suzanne with you.
YOU CAN DO IT!

V. R. Alberth

Do I hear a radio playing? I've noticed it the last few times I've listened in.

Suzanne

Judith...that is very cute and not a bad idea. Mavis and I could take care of that nest in short order, right Mavis? Actually I am amazed at what a poor nest they built because there was ample bedding material available and still is...lots of soft grasses, corn husks (which they seem to like up here...you'll see them in the MNBound Cam). And Mavis, the dark blob you saw was a big bunch of dark moss. Can't tell who is on the nest right now but he/she has been picking it up and arranging it around their body. These two are a mystery for sure, but just when I think all is over, they start to act normal and build up the nest again...not well, but trying.

Mavis

Judith...Suzanne and I are already making plans...that was why the emails...we need you to go and drive your car.

Suzanne

LOL...too funny you guys. Of course I would have to figure out where to direct Judith to drive to find this nest...we could be at it for weeks. Hmmmmm...sounds like fun!!!

Lise veillette

it seem cold with all the snow, but beautiful

Sher

Comparing the differences between the nest here & the DNR nest..it's like "pros" compared to "amateurs"...

L & J are "veterans" and I'm inclined to think the DNR pair are "newbies" at this parenting scenario..

With that in mind..perhaps IF the eggs do prove to be non-viable maybe it's because this is their FIRST try??

Dunno...just sharing some thoughts...

Annette Kryske

Judith ,Mavis & Suzanne:: When are you planning to leave with all that soft grass, & corn husks & dark moss in your cars. (It must really reek, (like my boiled eggs). How many days of driving would you need from Florida???You three keep things lively on this site don't you??? I think Liberty has to go potty, as she is calling Justice.Or maybe just to spread her beautiful wings.Justice where are you?Love when she moves the eggs, preens herself.

Suzanne

Sher...yes, I have thought the same thing. A pair have nested at this site, I believe according to the DNR, 3 years. At first they assumed it was the same pair but now they aren't so sure. Think this may be the first year they have had a camera up but not positive. The DNR are constantly looking for and monitoring activity at eagle nests all over the Twin Cities and the state but this is the only cam site. If these are 'newbies' it would be easier to understand that the eggs are not fertile and they just have no experience in knowing when to call it quits. L&J are truly veterans and it shows in every way.

Suzanne

Annette...where are you? We could pick you up along the way and have a delightful time. Florida to Iowa to Minnesota and wherever you are, well it would just make the trip more interesting :)

Suzanne

Checked in on DNR site...Mom has been given more nesting material and is doing her thing with it. Got up off of eggs...rolled them, saw 2 of the 3, she worked on the nest cup, then settled back down. Just did some research as I keep a weather journal. It was quite warm here the last two weeks of Dec. Possibly these eagles, if young ones, mated early due to the weather...so might it be possible that as we now are in the true mating and nest building season that they may lay new eggs? Also checked on L&J...just love the way those two communicate with each other...reminds me a bit of my husband and me especially when we are at odds. Ha.

Suzanne

What a beautiful sight...sunshine across the nest and Liberty (?) and to my delight I see the River is open. Fish for lunch and supper. It's sparkling down there giving even more beauty to this nest cam site.

Linda

Early thursday morning Feb. 21st I was watching the eagle cam and witnessed what I believe was another much larger bird (not an eagle) attack the female eagle as she was egg sitting. Did anyone else see this also or was I just seeing things?

gregory

i read the story of the two birds laying sticks and moss upon one another. just like a human mother- she knows something is wrong but wont give up, and just like a human- may let it kill her before she gives in. Soooo- there is a male to console and encourage her for another day. it is NOT the male who is stubborn in this situation. MALE and FEMALE create stubborness to fullfill life.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SOMEONE.

bowl well this week annette.

gregory

LINDA--

I think MAVIS may have witnessed that event.
i wish it had not happened, but i also wish i had seen it.

one comforting note is that there is no way an intruder could hope to win! the ferocity that a homeowner has far outways the intruders.

Suzanne

Gregory...good thoughts. In fact, in defense of the male eagle (DNR), he has always been the one who seemed to sit on the nest longer, bring in food and nesting material. It was the male that sat all night and most of yesterday till noon through the snowstorm on the nest with nary an appearance of support or food from the female. But today they seem to be working together...but believe Dad is back on nest right now. They both seem to have a 'won't give in attitude' about these eggs.

gregory

HE GAVE IN!

smart man.

Suzanne

Haha...yes he did. He is busy right now tidying everything, turned the eggs and seems quite content with the situation. She's probably out shopping...after all it is Saturday and she probably figures she has the day off.

Mavis

1:26 EST

Not much happening around the nest. Lib is just sitting and keeping watch. It actually looks like a nice, quiet day on the nest.


Annette, soft fresh cut grass, corn husks, and dark moss are sweet fragrances of the South. It will not take long to get to Judith's house...from there we pick up Suzanne and on to the nest. Now coming home is another story...going to swing by Davenport to see our nest and dine with our Quad City posters...Then Judith and I will just play it by ear until we get home...which means we may drop out of sight for a week or more! Do if you don't hear from us...don't worry!

Jo Ann

Annette and I arein California so that might be slightly out of the way. I would love to fly out to the Quad Cities again and bring Annette. I came out last summer to visit my sister in Bettendorf, and was privileged to see Liberty and Faith Hope and Spirit fly above me. My brother-in-law drove by the area and we were waiting and watching. We all got very lucky.

Suzanne

Jo Ann...that had to be one of the highlights of your life. After watching them from afar via nestcam, you actually got to view the nest and see Mom and babes fly over. What a special event!

gregory

I sincerely hope for a miracle of animal behaviour and science with dnr.

i doubt --but lets see. it would be a marvel of understanding this wildlife.

as a young man, i raised chickens and so i know things like a brood patch,not eating every day, defensive behaviour etc...

our birds were basically domestic and not afraid of humans.

they were, however, extremely tenacious and vigilant. they were YARD BIRDS. SO-- to get eggs, you had to watch close. they may lay any where. to get more eggs, we would mark the ones we found and take the unmarked daily.

sometimes you would have a very clever chicken that would not reveal her nest.
the biggest clutch was more than twenty and we LOVED it. i eventually found her nest the next lay. right in front of us.

Jo Ann

Suzanne, you can't go near the nest because it's on Alcoa property, but, we went by the river. My brother-in-law fishes around there or just goes and sits by the river and he told me has saw the eagles flying in the area many times. I'm not sure how far from the nest we were, maybe a couple of miles. It was a true high-light. By the time I ran back to the car to get my camera, they had already gone so high in the sky, I couldn't see them anymore. But, they came out of the trees. Somebody was definitely looking out for me and my good fortune.

Mavis

Linda, there was a fight on the nest at 8:10 am on Thursday, Feb 21st.

Could only get a glimpse but I thought it was an adult eagle. The scuffle lasted a few seconds and was intense. The intruder never got past the wall. Justice was the one on the eggs when he saw the intruder approaching...he was off those eggs in a flash and defended the nest. The intruder left and I could hear what I thought was Liberty close by...probably chasing the intruder. Justice went back to his brooding duties but stayed on high alert for a while. I got a screen shot but it is difficult to see the intruder. I wish there was a way to back up the live feed a few seconds so we could capture these wonderful story-telling shots but we can't.

Suzanne

Gregory...I posted a couple weeks ago that my Grandma raised chickens as well. I was a little city girl and was deathly afraid of those hens. Grandma did have yard birds...they wandered everywhere but Grandma always seemed to find their secret spots to lay an egg. She also had brooding hens in the hen house...those were the ones I was afraid of...tenacious indeed...But she would just push them aside and see how many eggs they were sitting on. And like I said before, Grandma said the hen knew if she had a fertile egg...she said they could feel them moving inside the egg and also hear them. I can still see some of the old hens getting up, looking down at their eggs and then lowering their heads as if they indeed were listening. Grandma taught me a lot about nature...it is unpredictable and always a bit of a mystery. Guess that is why we love these sites...we can keep learning and better understanding how wonderful all God's creatures are in the world around us.

Judith Hart

Well, It looks like the trip is on! Am I driving? If so, how many are going? Do I take the large slow car or the small fast one.

Liberty on the nest preening her feathers.
Has that little yellow thing always been at the lower right hand corner? I don't think I've noticed it before.

Suzanne

Judith...by the time everyone reads this you will need a bus! Everyone will want to be on board :) I'll have to check out that little yellow thingie...don't remember it either. Isn't it nice to see Liberty on the nest in sunshine...even though the wind is blowing...so beautiful.

Mavis

Judith....we are taking the small fast sports car...and I get the back seat! I'm bringing my pillow. Not packing much..figure we can buy what we need along the way. I'm going outside to gather some moss now.

Liberty is having a real dull day on the nest...just the way she likes it.

Suzanne

Judith...do you mean that yellow 'sort of like a shadow' thingie...it appears you can see through it. Is it part of the Alcoa logo down there? Hmmm...guess I hadn't noticed it either.

gregory

i like to sit in the back of a bus. near the bathroom. please sit me there!

gregory

i will pay!

Suzanne

Ok...Gregory has dibs on back row, bathroom accessible seating. Noted!

gregory

are you guys introducing sports?

please dont do that> no different to politics

gregory

thanks SUZZANNE

Spotzdadd

In regards to the yellow thing in the lower right corner, at first I thought it was the corner fender of an auto, but closer inspection I do believe it is something to do with the camera or Logo as it moves with the Logo. I went back and looked at some earlier screen grabs and it is indeed new

gregory

just organize that and ill be there

Suzanne

Just made a trip around the eagle cams...take a look at the MNBound site...those eagles have been busy today! The nest is nearly done it appears so she must be getting ready to sit. DNR...poor, tired old Dad sitting on the nest still...at least the sun is out here and it is 34 degrees. Is that Justice on the nest...didn't see a black spot on head...they were intent on something in the distance and then heard geese fly over. A great day at all the nests...well 2 for sure. My husband just got back from taking photos down by the Minnesota River...beautiful shot of a female eagle in all her glory sitting in the sun...also 2 coyotes running on the ice...male chasing the female. Tomorrow we will both go as it is supposed to be sunny all day...eagle nests easier to spot.

Suzanne

Could someone help me out? I just looked at the DNR site and it looks like one egg is not under Dad but in the nesting grass facing the camera. Am I seeing it correctly??? Sure looks like an egg which means one has been pushed out of the nest.

gregory

can we have a few weeks--

i think i can get nice rooms at the comfort inn bay side for 60 a night. pensacola --ocean across st.

Suzanne

Has anyone checked the DNR nest? Is that an egg beside him in the nesting grass??

gregory

i may wish to finally ck the dnr.

will someone post a link?

Judith Hart

DNR NEST 3 eggs exposed, now f sitting...that must have been a snowball on the side.

gregory

nevermind last post --i found it- wish i hadnt

Suzanne

Judith...yes, I saw the Dad leave and the 3 eggs in the nest...then Mom came. But whatever that is, she has pushed it away from her twice with her beak. It's just not visible enough and when you zoom in it's way too blurry. Will just have to watch...it was way more visible when Dad was on the nest a half hour ago.

gregory

went to the site and clicked right off!!
i havent the stomach for this tragidy

Suzanne

Gregory...I'm sorry. Don't worry about it. I agree it is a tragedy but will continue to watch just because they are here in my area. I gather much joy from watching the beautiful nest and relationship of Justice and Liberty...a true wonder and all going just as Mother Nature wishes it to.

gregory

i guess some eagle lovers may not understand. that we should take the bad with the beautiful good.

keep the bad for yourselves. i dont have to watch that.

gregory

too too sad. i have enough of that sort!!

gregory

i will never go there again!

Annette Kryske

GREGORY: Quite a bit of action & noise around our nest the last few days. I never even looked at the DNR site, after I heard about what happened. It was inevitable, & sad things like that is too depressing. I am not a depressing person, but I think something like that would be too much for me to view. Like those two beautiful creatures,we all have to get on with our lives. They will mate next time, and maybe all will be ok. My bowling was great yesterday.Thanks for asking.155,158,189.Have you picked a due date for L/J yet?Mar.18 March 20, First Day of Spring.

gregory

ANNETTE--

I am unexplainably distrought. i have seen nature abandond itself before. it makes it so much worse that these birds put themselves in peril for such a worthless endeavor.

gregory

189-- that is distracting and makes me feel better! you go girl.

Annette Kryske

Thanks for the invite Suzanne,but driving to Los Angeles, would really be a little out of your way to pick me up. Maybe, I will come out with JoAnn,my daughter in law, and meet you all. Can you imagine what a Halabaloo? that would be.We would have a blast I am sure.Judith, Lucille, & many others can join us don't you think, Mavis????I think Justice has to go again!He has to make a "Pit Stop"He's calling Lib. Good idea ,the power of suggestion is working.

Suzanne

Annette...indeed it would be a Halabaloo. Yes, California is a bit out of the way but about now, here in Minnesota, it sounds delightful! A side trip to sunny California would be as joyful as watching Liberty and Justice...they are my sunshine through this dreary winter and I am so glad I found your site. I am sorry I have made people sad this afternoon...won't happen again. I simply look at the DNR site as nature being nature, but I will refrain from speaking of it unless something great happens. I want everyone smiling and happy on this site. Please forgive me if I have caused any distress.

JC


To the person who is celebrating a birthday today………….
I wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and may you have at least 50 more to go along with the first 50. Bless you for your compassion, care, concern and never ending devotion to all of our animal friends. You have made a big difference in many of their lives because you willingly share this world with them and give of yourself. May your day be a special one for you with your "Buddies".

Cherrycarol

I should have went to the river after work. Looks like there r still other eagles around. It's anice day, snow is melting & the sun out sure is nice.

Suzanne

Carol...it surely is nice there and here as well. Just spent about 10 minutes watching the nest as the sun begins to go down...because of shadows I'm having a hard time identifying but is that Justice? Whoever, about this time of the night I'd love to go wrap a blankie around them :)

Cherrycarol

I think it Justice. It will be a pretty sunset tonight. Carol

"Pumpkin"

Suzanne, you have no need to apologize and those with such tender hearts need to toughen up a bit or leave the site.

People, this is nature; survival of the fittest! Not all eagle eggs hatch and not all hatchlings survive to fledge. If Liberty & Justice are successful in hatching those two eggs, then you will begin to see death on this site on a daily basis as they bring their prey into the nest to feed their hatchlings and tear it up before your eyes. Occasionally lunch or dinner will be brought in wounded and you may also observe the kill. Please remember that eagles are raptors and at the top of the food chain for their species.

Cherrycarol

I have one little bird sitting on my deck in the sun all alone. Usually they all stay together. I have 20 to 30 eating out here at once. O here come some more. All kinds cardinals ,starlings sparrows. & they all get along.

Suzanne

Pumpkin...thank you for your kind words. I really felt awful after I posted about the site here. I have spent years vacationing in the north woods along Lake Superior and have seen the truth of nature and it isn't always what I wish it could be. I watched the Decorah Eagles faithfully all last year and saw all that you have described and indeed when you are front and center with raptors you will see things that seem cruel but are just simply nature...the food chain at work. So, thank you for your interpretation of what I believe is so true. You have made me feel better and I share your common sense approach to what we are privileged to watch as more and more nest cams go live. There's good and bad and I feel we have been given a ring-side seat to see how these beautiful eagles live, breed, nurture and feed their sweet eaglets.

EaglesOnly

Suzanne - I agree with Pumpkin. If you're going to watch birds of prey in nature you have to be prepared for the majestic beauty, but also the heartbreaking tragedy. I've watched web cams for over 4 yrs now and I have seen things that have broken my heart, but it is nature and it does happen. The beauty and all I've learned from watching all these magnificent birds has been worth it. Please don't feel bad, you are a welcome addition to this site.

Laurie C.

I rarely post but I still pay attention... and I wanted to tell you all that post about the DNR eagles that I really appreciate it since the DNR site doesn't have an update or a chat feature of its own. At least this way we will know if there are any changes on that nest. As I see it, there hasn't been a great tragedy there. Sure, the eggs may not hatch, but there hasn't been any loss of life. The adults (while sadly incubating what are probably non-viable eggs) are not being harmed. They will eventually figure out what to do but so far I haven't seen much of anything to be worried about. Probably eventually they will give up and then come back next year to try again. I really doubt they will sit on the nest and die there. The extra time spent on the eggs isn't doing them any physical harm, and they will eventually stop.

Ruth MacLeod

Came on at 6:15 EST and Justice on the nest. Liberty arrived shortly evidently ready to take over for the night. Some loud squawking for a while and could hear Justice answering her. As someone said earlier. It should be a pretty sunset.

Suzanne

EaglesOnly...and thank you for YOUR kind words and welcoming me to this site. No one loves nature more than I do...my husband is a nature photographer and we have tramped through the North Woods of Minnesota and of course witnessed it all. We feed many birds just outside our window and last week a sharp-shinned hawk grabbed our dear Mourning Dove right before our eyes and well, you know the rest. We were sad to lose the dove we have fed all winter, but indeed, raptors win. So, all that to say, thank you for having my back...the last thing I ever want to do is offend people but I also want everyone to learn from the great lessons nature has to teach us. I am grateful to be a part of this site...it brings me such joy every day...after my cup of coffee is poured this site is where I come to be uplifted.

Suzanne

Laurie C. Thank you for your response. Though you rarely post you should more often...you write beautifully. I agree that the DNR site is simplistic...what you see is what you get. You can sign up for email updates but they rarely send anything. I have decided, due to the support I've gotten, to give updates on my DNR site, but will probably not do it as often. Things will indeed work out the way that nature intends...no, no harm has been done and I do believe this may be a first year pair who really don't know what they are doing. And as you say eventually they will give up and next year they will be wiser mates and God willing...produce beautiful eaglets.

gregory

i only wish GOD wills. oh please GOD.

gregory

mr john--
the camera goes offline like clockwork on the weekend. it is always up right away in just an hour or two. wondering if a shut down for weekend may have something to do with that.

gregory

SWEET AS SHE CAN BE.

PRECIOUSE BIRD.

Sher

Suzanne..count me in with those who appreciate your DNR nest "updates"...

Nothing in LIFE..be it for us humans or the animal kingdom is always 100% happiness...

We have to learn to accept the sadness along with the joy and realize there is a HIGHER power who is in control...

The reason I rarely post on websites/chatrooms, etc. is because it's usually just a matter of time until they become "nasty" in one form or another..and people start attacking each other...

Each of us have the CHOICE to read/participate..or...not to do so...

Again..THANKS for your info & participation..so far I've really enjoyed reading all the comments...

Hopefully this will remain a friendly place where people respect each other...

gregory

lets pour coffee

gregory

i am not a glutton for sad news--
especially when it lingers on.

i have been there!! if you find it nwsworthy and NEW then ok.

those eggs are not viable and the sadness needs to be turned loose!

gregory

ANNETTE-

AM I WRONG?

gregory

i cant even read the post's on those poor birds..
please dont judge me.

gregory

lets move on to our own

we have an healthy nest!!

gregory

EVERYONE__BE HAPPY

watch the nest!!

Jo Ann

Suzanne, I think it's perfectly fine for people to share their feelings on this post or any other post. That's what life is about. I share mine all the time and will continue to do so. Anyone who knows me, understands I can't keep my feelings inside and I don't intend to. thanks Alcoa for letting us share our thoughts and our feelings. Otherwise, we wouldn't be human now would we. Keep sharing those feeling, Suzanne.

Jo Ann

I meant keep sharing those feelings, Suzanne. If you're like me, you've got lots of feelings. Goodnight beautiful Liberty and Justice.

Mavis

Suzanne, I am glad so many posters appreciate the awareness you brought to us about the DNR site. I asked you and Sher to please keep me updated and I have appreciated all that you have done to do just that.

Your posts are great! Pumpkin, Sher, Laurie, and one more poster (was it beamg...if I go back to look..I lose this post)..they said it pretty much like it is. Glad you are here and keep on posting!

gregory

what i am saying is this
i feel badly about those birds--
it is literally gut wrenching!!

LETS WATCH OUR HEALTHY BIRDS HERE AT ALCOA!!
AND MOVE ON-- THOSE EGGS WILL NOT HATCH!

I LOVE EVERYONE. but please lets watch the new life that is in these eggs here at alcoa and remorse but move past the sad at dnr. we have talked about new life. new passion and new tomorrows so lets see it. those birds have a new season-- so let them have it. it WILL be better next time!!

gregory

i think it hurts me more to hear about this stuff than others. i want it to go go away.
for petes sake--the eggs at dnr are well -- they are not going to become eagles.

i wilLook For The Best
Be Prepared For The Worst
And..Accept What Happens..

Not often easy to do however..
l copy another poster

gregory

gee wizz

this forum has lost focus of the good fortune we have

gregory

PLEASE--

LOOK AT LIBERTY

JUST WATCH AND FORGET THE BAD__SEE THE GOOD

Suzanne

Hey Mavis...how are you? Thanks for the 'post of confidence'. And all those you mentioned, thank you as well...it pulled me back into this stream of great conversation and the sharing of great news and events regarding Liberty, Justice and other nestcams. I think everyone following along here, shares their feelings and observations in such a great way...makes it feel like a tight, little community all bound together by our love for the eagles and their amazing lifestyle.
So, we will share, we will laugh, we will learn and hopefully we won't have to shed tears, but I guess that is always the possibility of life. I love it here...each day watching Liberty and Justice is filled with the joyful anticipation of those two little eggs...each day one day closer to those darling little fuzzy eaglets.

gregory

AMEN

beamg

Well, I must say it has been interesting catching up on the posts since late yesterday. I can't wait until everyone begins describing the events unfolding at our Alcoa nest. In the meantime, I think some great sharing happens here. I LOVE being told about other webcams where I can watch nature in all it's glory. Last year so many cam links were shared that there were days I had an aviary on my desktop watching not only our Alcoa family and several other eagle cams (Decorah,MNBound,SantaCatalina,Hornby,Dollywood all come to mind) but 2 different hummingbird cam, falcons, great blue herons, common loon and probably more that I have forgotten. Some had good outcomes and some not good at all. I loved it!

Having said all that, SUZANNE, thanks for guiding me to the MN DNR nest. I look at as a mystery unfolding and find it fascinating. As I was growing up if somebody had told me I would be watching all of this at my desk, I would have thought it was a crazy thought.

When you all head to that DNR nest, I'll sit home and watch for you to show up on the cam! MAVIS, I think red flannel longjohns are required, maybe layers of them!

I guess it's bedtime. Hope to be watching more tomorrow. Goodnight all. SED

beamg

Well, I should have proof read before I sent my last post. I meant to say: "everyone begins describing the events unfolding at our Alcoa nest when the eaglets hatch." I guess it really is bedtime! Goodnight again!

Suzanne

beamg...thanks. I will continue to share as so many have come forward because of the intrigue at the DNR site. I feel as you do...the more nestcams to visit the better and the more opportunity to learn. Sleep well...we'll all be in touch tomorrow.

Annette Kryske

GREGORY- No, you are not wrong. You have expressed your feelings about DNR, and that is what most people should do. It helps to let things out if they bother you so much. We all are concerned about the helpless Eagles at DNR. Nothing can be done for them. They will get over their loss, as we humans do,& get on with their lives. I didn't even look at the site, as I am a softee ,and just didn't want to see their sorrow.I have seen enough of it in my 85 years .
Good Night Gregory.Have a nice weekend to you all. Hope he weather is ok for our Liberty & Justice. Have you picked any dates yet???

Mavis

6:33 AM EST 24 Feb

The nest is really quiet..still dark. I saw Liberty raise her head up once and look around then settled right back down.


It is going to be mostly sunny today with a high of 35°. It is now 8° with almost no wind. The low tonight will be 19°. We are in a real warming trend her, folks! Should be a nice day on the nest.

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!

Mavis

6:42 EST

Liberty just got up to reposition and is looking around now. She is settling down now.

Beamg..dear beamg..after we drop off the bedding supplies at MN DNR, we are heading your way. Seems like I remember an invite from you and Cherrycarol. We plan to stop in on Kathryn and feast on meatloaf and wine the night before we hit the QC. By the time we reach Kathryn's, it will be time for the red thermals to hit the washing machine!! (Note to Kathryn: ONE bottle of wine please, and lock up anything else you have as Judith tends to indulge..shhhh). There are many wonderful friends made from the QC area and are anxious to finally meet some of you.

Liberty still sleeping...

Mavis

7:13 EST

Shift change...Justice on nest...

Tracy Vigus

Oh my goodness! The sounds this morning are fabulous! Hope it's a great day for them.

Mavis

Hey Tracy, I was just thinking the same thing. The sounds are wonderful. If you look down the right wall of the nest you will see many little sparrows (I think), moving about. They nest inside the nest and are fun to watch and listen to. I'm sure they serve a purpose too..just not sure what. They may be great at keeping a lot of insects from plaguing the nest when the weather warms up and the nest becomes a stock house of food.

The 7:45 train is passing by...all is right at the nest.

Cherrycarol

What a beautiful day at the nest. So nice to hear the birds singing & no wind & sunny. AWSOME!! Have a great day everyone. Carol

Cherrycarol

It would be great if we could have are union sometime. Best time would be when the little ones start to fly. We could have a back row seat!! Right behind Alcoa. I know I;ll be there this summer!!

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