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Suzanne

What a calm and peaceful scene as I check in on L & J before dark. Liberty is sitting there so proudly. Snow is gone and wish it would stay that way for them and for you. Another great day for your beautiful eagles.

Mavis

Mr. John, I can't help but notice the stuffed eagles some of the students are holding. Have you ever heard ot the TY Beanie Babies? If you have..I needn't say more. If you could get that stuffed eagle made into something smaller...with the Alcoa logo...WOW!! You could even have a line created..one for Faith/Hope/Spirit/Liberty/Justice/and Freedom. I'm serious. Coke came out with a line like that about 15 yrs ago...I still have that collection plus hundreds of BB as well. You can't do the TY BB..that was just an example....but you can do your own Aloca eagles and osprey famlies. I think it would be a hot item. Just laying that out there!

Anyway...I appreciate the good causes that Alcoa supports. Thank you for sharing the picture with us.

JC

@ John N...Approximate coordinates for the Alcoa Eagles Nest… lat.. 41.5280817981 / long.. -90.4662430
This should put you over the Miss. River…looking north (top of pic) you will see a portion of the Alcoa plant….left of center and on the SW side of the Alcoa facility is a small paved service road that runs NW to SE toward the River. At the end of that road is a small parking lot with some outbuildings underneath the trees near the edge of the river bank. The Alcoa Eagles’ nest is in one of those trees near the buildings and very close to the river bank. This is semi-classified information for your eyes only. The nest is located on Alcoa property which is guarded against any and all intruders approaching by ground and not open to the public. I have it from good sources this is one reason that Liberty and Justice chose this site…..along with the fact that Mr. John with Alcoa is an excellent caretaker of the Alcoa EagleCam.

Jo Ann

Thank you for the picture, Mr. John and Alcoa. I know Annette and I enjoy our shirts and key chains. I'm happy the proceeds go for a good cause. I will look forward to future purchases. I'm hoping L and J ride out the storm perfectly as they seem to have done during every storm. Good night L and J. Looks peaceful now. Hopefully Davenport won't get too much wind, etc.

Sally Glowicki

At 8:37 pm EST...Just checked the Alcoa nest and see J or L laying flat and out like a light. The wind is blowing a little ... not bad. Have a good night, Alcoa eagles and BE SAFE. See you in the morning. Good night all.

John Nield

Thanks JC. It is exactly where I thought it was. I had been searching quadrant by Quadrant and then when the snow hit the other day it outlined the out buildings.I zeroed in using this info. The nest is a greyish area amongest the green leaves.

"Pumpkin"

John Nield, last year a poster on this site named Oma provided a link containing a few photos which were taken from the Illinois side of the river looking across to the nest including text. It took me some time to locate that link this evening, but I thought that it might help better define the area for you.

http://alcoaeaglewatchers.shutterfly.com/33

Mavis

6:18 AM EST Feb 26th

Liberty is sleeping face down and spread low in the nest. I think this gives better protection to the eggs from the rain. The temp is 34° and the wind out of the NE at 23mph. At least it is not going to get any colder today..high is predicted at 34° also. The wind seems to come in big gusts taking the nest for a real rock or two. Liberty is awake, almost got blown over as she was getting up to reposition. The sound and video is coming in chops. I can't say that it is raining because I don't see it...but I hear it. I think today will be a rough day because the wind gusts will be high.

I'm saying that is Liberty on the nest as she usually is the one nesting, especially in bad weather...but too dark to be sure.

Good morning everyone!!

Mavis

7:57 EST

I don't know if there was a shift change or not as I was away for a few minutes..but that is Justice on the nest right not and he just settled in on the eggs. The wind is rough and is probably higher than the ground wind. The nest is rocking..

I have to remember that the wind is not big deal for birds...they fly at speeds faster that the wind blows all the time. It can be a big deal if you are sitting still in a rocking nest...I guess!

Sally Glowicki

I'll be away this morning and not able to check the nest, so you eagle watchers keep an eye on the nest for me. Wish the wind would calm down at the nest! We have a nice bright, crip, morning in Bay City MI, but according to the weatherman, we'll be hit with snow storms this evening.

Sally Glowicki

CRISP MORNING HERE.

Judith Hart

Radar Loop for the Davenport Area

There's that donut hole again....

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=DVN&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

beamg

Good morning everyone. Judith, isn't that the craziest thing with the weather? I've been thinking Carol could be right when she said she always thought that was because of the river! Makes more sense than the I-80 theory I heard several years back. IMHO.

So, we are all watching out for Rocky today praying everyone stays safe. I have 35° at my house today, gray skies with wind gusts. Going to the chiro in a couple hours and hope I don't blow away.

Meanwhile, at the DNR nest I see even more nesting naterials but which ever parent in sitting (dad?) hasn't moved to let me see in the nest. Need to check a few more cams. bbl

Suzanne

Good Morning Everyone...made my trip around the nest cams. Liberty is hanging on tight in really strong wind gusts...calms down a bit and then really sends that nest rocking. I am just thankful that you are going to miss the worst of this storm. MNBound Nest is beautiful this AM...had fog overnight and it froze on everything...take a look at the nest walls and tree trunk and woods behind it...looks like it's been frosted. DNR nest...Dad was there, but think Mom is on it now...yes, more nesting material and she is keeping herself busy rearranging grasses. Haven't seen the eggs. Have errands today so will pop in and out here. It is calm here, 22 degrees and overcast. Yesterday hit 42 in our yard...good for nesting eagles in our area of the state. Later everyone...have a great day!

Jo Ann

Good morning eagleholics, L and J and Alcoa, A lot of rocking for poor Liberty today. Thanks for the radar info Judith. Keep our fingers crossed Davenport won't get hit too hard. Take care L and J.

beamg

Just checed the Ft Myers cam....very windy! 80° there. Sure wish some of that warmth would come north!

Looks like a rock and roll day for our Alcoa eagles too. That swaying of the nest at times makes me a little dizzy. Liberty is really hunkered down at times. She knows just how to ride this out.

I saw the frost at the MNBound nest. Beautiful!

Judith Hart

Looks like they've changed the forecast again...the snow amounts are higher for Scott County. Gusts up to 40 MPH

Today: Windy...snow. Areas of blowing snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches. Near steady temperature in the lower 30s. Northeast wind 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

Tonight: Blustery. Patchy blowing snow in the evening. Snow. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Near steady temperature around 30. North wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent.

Wednesday: Light snow likely. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Total snow accumulation 6 to 9 inches. High in the lower 30s. North wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Wednesday Night: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of light snow. Low in the upper 20s. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Rich Swanson

At 9:49 local, the female eagle at DNR brought some nesting materials in. After departing, the male got up to rearrange and I was able to get a really good screen grab of the two remaining eggs. Two questions....is anyone interested in seeing this, and if so, where would be a good place to post them?

ERIEDER

Good morning Judith, and thanks for that weather loop. I think. That picture to these west Texas eyes is just about one of the most heart thumping things to see. The weather that is the most intense is headed right for the nest area. I pray it just skirt by. Liberty is hunkered down and holding on in a rocking nest. We have seen this before,but I can't get use to it. Hope her fussy building skills had made that nest storm worthy. Hope everyone in that area have a safe time with the storm. Hang on Liberty.

Judith Hart

AND THE SNOW HAS BEGUN!!!!!
11:02 AM EST

Rich Swanson

10:04 eastern. Sorry Justice, but snow is starting to fly in the video. Hunker down!

Rich Swanson

Sorry, 11:04 eastern. Having to convert two time zones from Arizona is fun.

Suzanne

Rich... I am in the DNR area & saw what you recorded. Don't know where to post it but it was interesting behavior. Mom even did some large stick rearranging on back wall...she is now on the nest arranging nesting material. Did not see any cracks in remaining eggs did you?

Suzanne

Hang on Iowa...I didn't think you were going to get hit this hard. Am keeping L & J in my prayers to weather yet another windy blast...they can do it!

Rich Swanson

No cracks, I was able to capture the screen when the operator was zoomed in (someone was on the ball). The picture clearly shows that the eggs have not changed. Do you know of a good eagle watching Facebook page I might be able to post to?

Suzanne

Rich...no. I'm not on FB but others on this site are and may know. Last year Decorah posted on UTube...would that work?

Rich Swanson

I've never posted to youtube before. I think I'll put it on FB. There is a page for the Alcoa eagles that a few people look at. Thanks for the help!

Suzanne

Rich...wish I could see it but guess I saw it first hand. Are you in the Minn. DNR area? Wish the DNR site had a 'chat line' so those of us watching this nest could keep up on things. The DNR has been poor at best with email updates which they promised if you signed up. But I continue to watch these two eagles just to see what they will learn from this looooonnnggg seige on the nest.

Judith Hart

Suzanne, Don't you know of a way to start a DNR page. You should establish a good comments page where DNR followers can post and share pictures. Facebook would be the best place. Mavis might be able to tell you how to do it, or JC.

EaglesOnly

Liberty is back on the nest. Came in and booted Justice. First she started arranging the nest grass around him, making sure her eggs were warm enough...cute.

I live in northern IL, our forecast is changing often, too. And also depends on what forecast you listen to because they are all over the map. So we'll just see how it plays out, but these eagles will be fine no matter what.

Judith Hart

Eagle Cam offline??

Ruth MacLeod

That change was a quick one. With the snow flying Liberty settled right in when she got Justice to leave. Guess she decided that when the weather was getting bad it was time for her to do the sitting. The snow was really flying.

EaglesOnly

I just saw that Judith. Another pair I keep track of is getting hit by the storm and they've been down twice this morning. Hopefully we're back up soon.

Rich Swanson

Suzanne...I am in Arizona. I grew up in the Quad Cities (Davenport)though. The DNR eggs photo can be seen at the Alcoa Eagle Babies FB page. I posted it there for lack of a better place. I am considering starting a FB page for this stuff, perhaps an "all things eagle cams" page. With links to any and all that I can find. Sort of a clearing house for the subject without trying to step on the toes of any other pages already out there (like SW Florida Eagles). Any thoughts?

beamg

Offline here too! Snow is swirling off and on at my house. Yes, the weather report seems to not only change daily but hourly. I've gottn to the point that I just look outside to see what's happening. If I don't like what I see, I tend to stay inside! bbl

Suzanne

Rich...Yes, that would be great. Though I am not a FB person, well, I would certainly be interested if you set up a site like that and would BECOME a FB person :) It has been frustrating not having a nice stream of conversation via the DNR here regarding their nestcam...it has been quite a journey with these two and I know there are a lot of people here in Minn. watching this nest and with no way to chat about it. So, being you know how to do it, go for it. Please keep me posted...will have to have my 'computer' son help me get on FB once it is set up. This Alcoa site is such a wonderful one with such incredibly nice people sharing and caring...it has been my lifeline to their eagles and also they have been gracious in letting me vent about the DNR site and know some of them have been watching it as well. Like I said keep me posted on your decision.

Judith Hart

Video Back on. We have a little snowball starting in our nest!

beamg

Oh my, cam back up and snow is sticking in the nest! Looks about the same at my house. I got 2 weather notices today, one a winter storm warning calling for 5 to 8", the other a winter weather advisory calling for 3 to 6". Guess we'll get something in that 3 to 8" range. Not sure but I think it's Liberty in the nest.

Suzanne, I wasn't a facebook person either until the NestersNest site was created. I felt left out or like I was missing too much so I caved and joined. Not sorry I did that but don't actully do facebook too much.

Rich, I'm going to try to find what you posted. I didn't know about the Alcoa Eagle Babies page but will look for it. I seem to be missing every time the DNR eagle(s) move so I'm anxious to see what you captured.

Mavis

Judith, I hate to tell you this...you sitting down? I just couldn't handle it much longer and had to turn the air conditioner on! We have had some crazy weather here too! Yesterday morning we had a hail storm. Most of the hail was the size of shooter marbles..BUT..there were CHUNKS that fell too...I saw one that was 1/2 the size of my hand. This is not a fish story..it was that big!! Since yesterday morning, the rain guage says we had 6.5" of rain...and half of that came during that 10 minute hail storm. Wind and rain all night long, Cleared up about 2 hrs ago...now hot. This is bad for a person like me who tends to get confused. The other morning, I turned on the little ceramic heater I have in the living room to knock the chill out and a couple of hours later, I heard the air conditioner come on. I didn't know if I should turn off the heater or the air conditioner...I thought about it a while and turned them both off....and I was just right.

Libby in TX and so many of you in NC and on up are facing winter snow storms. At least you don't get confused as to what do turn on...heater or a/c!

Suzanne, you are a good poster. I think you would be great as a contributor to a MN DNR comment page. The drama that is unfolding at the DNR nest has drummed up a lot of interest. By next year, it should be well established with the eagle fans, as we tend to keep tabs on more than one nest. Ft. Myers, MN Bound, Dollywood, etc are all nests that many posters follow. When something exciting happens, there is usually a comment to alert us to it. Alcoa is "home" for a lot of us, but many also post on the other sites as well. One of the big disappointments with the MN DRN site is as you said...no place to comment. You, Rich, and others can make that happen, and make a lot of DNR followers glad that you made a "home" for them to comment on. As for me...I'm glad you joined this comment page as I enjoy your posts. I also appreciate the updates you, Sher, pumpkin, as so many others graciously shared with us about the DNR site. It has certainly endeared the Mom and Dad pair to us. AND...I didn't even know about the DNR nest until you told us. I thought it and MN Bound were one and the same...of course, I do get confused!

I see the cam is back on...now back to ALCOA!!

Ruth MacLeod

Camera back on with both good and bad. The good is that there are again 3 quality choices and on low I can get full time sound and picture. Thanks for that Alcoa.

The bad is what I see as Liberty is nearly covered with snow and it is still coming down. She shakes her head off and on, but otherwise is just concentrating on keeping those eggs warm.

Ruth MacLeod

She got up to turn the eggs and some of the snow fell off, but after she settled down again it is accumulating again.

beamg

Ruth, so glad you are getting a good view today. We wouldn't want you to miss seeing how well Liberty does this even though it makes us shiver watching.

I just came in from filling my bird feeder. That is very wet snow out there, sticking to everything.

Mavis, you have had some strange weather. I saw that Ft Myers has a tornado watch! Seems crazy all over the place so no wonder you get confused, trying to decide if it's heat or AC you need!

Annette Kryske

11:10 PST. OMG! I can't believe what I am seeing
poor baby sitting on her nest with the snow & ice up to her Adam's Apple.,with the wind & the nest blowing. I know from what you all say about Liberty's body temp., she has to be cold.She keeps shaking the ice off her head & body, now she is checking her eggs, & working her way over them again. I haven't had a chance to look back at all your previous comments today, was out early. Will be back on soon.

Ruth MacLeod

Must have been a quick changing of the guard when I had to refresh. This one was just settling down with no snow on his back yet.

beamg

Ruth, I think it's still Liberty. I saw her stand and shake shake shake!

Cherrycarol

Snow is coming down so fast couldn't keep my car lean to drive hardly. It really doesn't seem that cold about 32. Would be great to make a snow man!! Hang in there L&J the worst is supose to be over soon.

Kathryn Mellecker

Just a word or 2 for those who worry about the eagle being cold. Her internal temp is kept inward by her down feathers. They hold her heat in. Notice the snow on her back does not melt. Her outer feathers are like a good raincoat. Remember how she can move all her feathers to do what needs to be done. Eagles have been thriving in conditions just like this for over 10.000 years, Viva Eagles!

beamg

Carol, hope you are home now, safe and sound!

Cherrycarol

There was a really cute article in the Dispatch last Thursday. Maybe u can find it on line. Frank Mullem 111. did it. Here's a bit of it. I't's about time u came home with lunch. I've been sitting here in front of the camera since dawn. #2 Was it your idea to star in this reality show? #3I didn't no the cam would be in my face all day!! While u were spreading your wings over State St. waiting for road kill, our first born was here. It is very Long & so cute.

Cherrycarol

Yes I am Thanks

Suzanne

Hi everyone...just got home, read all your posts and looked at Liberty(?) on the nest. Oh poor thing...being a Mom is the hardest job in the world and she also has to deal with living OUTSIDE in that storm. Living up here where these storms hit with a vengence, gives us knowledge that all of our birdfeeder birds, rabbits etc muster through and have the ability to survive under such harsh conditions. The Decorah Eagles went through a bad one like this last year...totally covered...only could see the outline of the eagle on the nest all night...in the dawn, it got up and shook off the snow and all was well. It's us who emotionally suffer for them...just seems unbearable...but I know L & J will be fine and the eggs are nice and toasty. You are all in my thoughts as this storm passes through.

Suzanne

I just watched Liberty get up off the eggs and using her beak, loosened the nesting material, sort of like fluffing the covers and checked her eggs then nestled in and layed her head down. Poor Liberty. I learned that loosening the nest bowl grasses, makes it easier to capture all the heat she is giving off. If the bowl is packed down hard, that can't happen as well. She is one smart Momma! Hear a lot of sirens and 'back up beeping' sounds...have you lost power there? Hope not...it looks wicked fierce on the ground below...looks like you are having a lot of drifting. Hang in there Liberty and you tough Iowans...this too shall pass.

Rich Swanson

For anyone interested, just a little south of our eagles here is a webpage that you can get a sense of the snowfall. Scott County has webcams that update every five minutes. Just sayin'.

http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/webcams/

Valerie

Poor Liberty is covered in snow. I feel so sorry for her! This weather needs to go away and give us SUNSHINE!

"Pumpkin"

Thanks for the link, Rich.

Rich Swanson

No problemo.....

Annette Kryske

Ruth, You & I were watching about the same time.Liberty was in the nest in one position, & before I got off the site, which was about the time you came on,2:17 your time, 11:oo PST, she got up fluffed her wings, & moved thee eggs a bit, & went into another part of the nest and was down on them when I signed off. I don' think Justice was nearby then. Just FYI. & she seems to be in there now at 1:00 PST/

Ruth MacLeod

JUst came back On (4:00 EST) and see Liberty sitting on the nest and she must have shaken the snow off again and it isn't snowing much anymore. I think Justice must have been flying around after my last post as she called out several times looking all directions and up. She was probably telling him that she was in charge of the nest.

Mavis

Carol, I looked and cannot find Frank Mullen III in the Moline Dispatch. Maybe I am not looking in the right place. Sounds like a funny article that we probably can relate to!! If you find a link or online anywhere...let is know!

Cherrycarol

ok I'll look.

beamg

Carol, I'm interested too. My search wasn't successful either.

Rich, I know everyone of those places in your link but didn't know about all those cams! Thanks!

John Nield

Wow!Weather made a turn for the worst. Not a good day to be an Eagle setting a nest. Hope they don't get hit hard like Texas and Oklahoma.

Rich Swanson

The good ones are the DOT I-74 & Centennial Bridge cams. You can click on them and see live streaming video of the areas presented.

"Pumpkin"

Here's the link to Frank Mullen's Moline Dispatch article entitled, "If Alcoa's EagleCam had subtitles: http://qconline.com/archives/qco/display.php?id=628142&query=Frank%20Mullen

Rich Swanson

Pumpkin....Everyone here thinks the eagles to be "majestic". Turns out they are just like Al and Peg Bundy!

Sally Glowicki

Funny item that Frank Mullen's wrote. Thanks for posting it, Pumpkin.

Mavis

Rich...I especially liked the cam of the bird house!! Thanks

Mavis

Pumpkin...I should have thanked you! Just figured it was Carol that posted it. Thanks

"Pumpkin"

Sally, it was Carol who introduced the article to this site. I just found the link and posted it.

Cherrycarol

Thanks for finding the article. I never did find it. I'm not good at that. He is on facebook too! He is very funny!! Carol

Mavis

5:15 EST

Looking at all that snow on the nest..made me wonder how much weight it is adding to those poor limbs. Liberty sitting there like she is enjoying the day and the little sparrows are moving around on the lower right wall of the nest. The train is tooting...those trains run ALL the time..day and night!

Someone sent me a video of ice falling out of the tree near her garage. Geez...it looked like a hail storm the way it was falling...and some of those hunks would make a person holler if hit with a piece of it!! There is sure of lot more to this winter weather than just snow!

Cherrycarol

The snow is heavy. It was hard getting it off my car. It would make a good snowman.

Raptures are Awesome

Stepped outside for a moment just in time to see a mature bald eagle flying pretty low over my house. It was heading east towards Bettendorf. The eagle was flying very nonchallantly, seemed to be catching short wind drafts here and there, maybe looking for prey. Did not seemed stressed by the weather as it flew by in no great hurry...

Had to run back in to check the Eagle Cam to see if either Liberty or Justice was on the nest and yes one of them is there.

My neighbor told me she had seen 2 or 3 eagles perched in the cottonwood tree in the alley a few weeks back. Have been checking regularly but haven't seen any.

Love the fact that they are starting to show up around our neighborhood on and off and did see one last year perched in a tree at the end of the street.

This is great; it is my sincerest wish that they continue to populate the area. Thanks to organizations and companies like Alcoa for providing them with them with a location where they feel secure enough to nest and raise their young each year.

Elaine Holland

Watching Liberty in the nest right now nearly made me sea sick. How do they stay in the nest? And, how does the nest not get blown down?

Carolyn

At least the snow is finally subsiding., but the wind is still howling away. I do so hope there is a warm up in store for Liberty, I know she must feel the need to stretch her wings. Here is a video I made earlier today around 1:00 pm CST. She was covered with snow and I felt so sorry for her!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLbonPbWwQY

Suzanne

Want to catch up and have a few things to say to those who chatted with me this afternoon...but got a migraine...now up and about and will email later. Right now I want to submit the email I received from the DNR website...an update on our eagles you have been watching with me. Hope it is interesting to you.

You are subscribed to Eagle Cam for Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.

Two eggs remain. If you were watching yesterday, you probably noticed a crack in one of the eagle eggs, then later, some shell remnants. We suspect that when the egg cracked, the contents just seeped out. It is likely that the contents of the egg did not hold a developed embryo. After the liquid contents of the egg seeped out, the egg shell essentially disintegrated.

In the wild, there are many, many more eggs layed than will ever reach the hatching stage, let alone maturity. Predators, bad weather conditions and inexperienced parents all play a role in the developing eggs and the raising of young. Because of these known and expected threats, birds lay many more eggs than will ever become adult birds. We know that the population of most birds can sustain some nest failures, and bald eagles are no exception. We have the highest population of eagles in the lower 48 states, so incubating and raising young eagles in Minnesota is not impossible!

We are still learning a lot of valuable information from this pair of eagles. We did get the band of one of the birds read yesterday - thank you to all who sent that information in! As soon as we have data back from that band, we will share the history with all of you. We also have learned what a tremendous effort these birds put into incubating eggs and how difficult and calculated the whole process can be. And finally, we are learning about their feeding and sleeping habits, how the parents share responsibilities and resources and just how tough our eagles are!

Thank you all so much for your support and positive comments

Judith Hart

Liberty got up, turned her eggs and settled in.
Suzanne, Thanks for the update, saw that earlier on their webpage under updates...That's the first one I've seen since the 19th.

beamg

Offline again. I guess this is as good a time as any since it's dark and much calmer out.

Carol and "Pumpkin", thanks for the Frank Mullen article. Loved it!

Great video Carolyn! I was watching then too. What a survivor!

Suzanne, hope your migraine goes completely away asap! Thanks for the DNR update. I missed all the chances today to see into the nest and only caught the "settling back in" moments. Too much laundry!
bbl

Jo Ann

Carolyn, I can't tell you how much I appreciate this video. I missed the whole day, today. Carolyn after seeing this video and seeing what they go through year after year, the eagle as our National Symbol really fits the bill. No pun intended. There's strength, durability, bravery, courage,never-give-up, etc. Liberty and all of the others are all those and more. Thanks, again.

WVMath

We had a quick discussion in my class today about L&J and what a good mom she is for putting up with todays weather. We check in between classes everyday and today she was 1/2 was encrusted with ice and scow.... surrounded by snow.... and it was still coming down. She kept turning her head against the wind and I think the kids were amazed and what she was sitting through. I had to remind them like someone posted... they are made for this...but it is still difficult to watch. The lesson of teaching my kids also that I can be a math teacher and love the sciences confounds them.

Suzanne

WVMath....what a great lesson you taught today. My son is also a teacher and he, like you, has found the best learning (and teaching) rarely comes from books and lesson schedules. When you show children the REAL world, you expand their world...few of your students would ever have seen nature being nature, pure and raw had you not opened the door and showed it to them. Hurrah for being a TRUE teacher!!!

Suzanne

So much to catch up on...can't do it all. Thanks for hoping the migraine went quickly. Took medicine, pulled blinds, slept 2 hours and now I am at least among the living. First, Mavis, thanks so much for your kind words and compliments and encouragement. I'm not a good organizer but I can jump in and help once someone gets things set up...and we do need a DNR site, not only this year but next as well. I am a writer, so tend to probably share toooo much but once my brain engages I just tell all as best as I see it. Also, Mavis...what a terrible storm...I have no fears EXCEPT thunderstorms with wind and hail and of course TORNADOS!! Up here we not only get these horrid snowstorms, we have all that you had during our summers. I am glad you are OK, that is major hail...hope the weather calms down, cools off especially so you will know which appliance to turn on :) ...no more heavy weather or rain for you. Turning on the AC...ah, memories! So again thanks for your comments and I hope someone runs with the ball and I will be more than happy to follow close behind with whatever is needed.

Rich Swanson

From comversation earlier today, I decided to start a Facebook page devoted to eagle cams. I don't know how well it will work out...It is not intended to replace webpages and other FB pages already out there. It is more intended to be a place to post links to active cams, share photos and stories about them, and be a place to gather with your friends to exchange information about pages that do not have that capability. The page is called "Everything Eagle Cam". Check it out and like it if you wish, and tell your friends. Hopefully this will turn out to be a great reference for all interested.

Laurie C.

Thank you Rich. I've already "Liked" the page. I'm glad you made it a open page, not exclusive.

Mavis

6:33 AM EST 27 Feb

The cam is still down and I can't hear the train...so no much else is going on. Hope everyone is ok....Libby is out in TX and got hit pretty hard.

Good morning everyone!!

beamg

New thread Mavis. I didn't want you to sit here talking to yourself :)

sally glowicki

We are not in too bad a shape from the storm. We have less than two inches, but it is wet! The nest if offline so we'll be checking it when we get home from an appointment. Let us hear from you Libby. Hope you are OK.

Judith Hart

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Debbie

So sad to see mom trying to sit on her eggs while its freezing.

mini four

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