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Jo Ann

Good morning Glory and Honor. Great job Alcoa and Mr. John for giving us humans this opportunity. All of the name choices were great. They truly are growing so fast. Love this site and all of the wonderful people on it. Take care ya'll and have a great eagle watching week. Maybe some rain headed your way, little ones. Hang in there.

Mavis

Great names and our eaglets will be fondly remembered for years to come. Thanks to Alcoa..

Judith Hart

It looks like little Honor is trying to get under the wing of Glory . I don't think they care for the wet nest.

R L ML

Looked like there was a good feeding going on. Glory of course was getting the larger share and starting to wander off, but still reaching in to grab another bite if Honor wasn't quick enough. With the full crops they had last night, I didn't think they'd need to eat today.
Happy Birthday Honor. 10:00 EST

sandi m

Names aside, I am glad she is letting them sleep outside...I am sure the tree branches are still dripping water so they can get a bath AS they sleep. Like an outdoor spa!

Bakers In Texas

Like the different names that were choices. These two seem to eat a lot they can not keep food in the nest enough to feed them always hungry.:). Now here comes the rain but special thanks to Alcoa for the camera and letting us all in to witness all of this. Welome to the Alcoa Family Honor and Glory sure there will be many more.

Beverly

Wonderful names for the eaglets.Liberty & Justice could teach humans parents alot about devotion, patience and endurance when it comes to rearing a couple of little ones. Thank You Alcoa for making this possible. This is my second year to watch and I have been blessed by the experience. They amazing to watch. When the grandchildren visit, they always want to see the eagles. It truly is an awesome thing.

beamg

Happy 3 week birthday Honor!

Glory and Honor - great names for offspring of Liberty and Justice. Now, if we can just keep telling them apart, we'll be all set. I think right at this moment it's Glory up and wearing the straw blanket while Honor lays down eating. Time to watch for distinguishing markings. :)

Thanks Alcoa for the fun and education we get here with the Eagle Family!

ColleenM

I'd like to also say thank you to Alcoa. This is an experience for all ages! I have thoroughly enjoyed this up close and personal experience of watching these majestic birds. I love the names. When I think of the eagle, I think of my son who served with the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles, it's breathtaking to go on the Army base and see the strong, fierce face of this bird representing our Military! Thanks to all who serve. I was personally happy to see the name Honor, because that's how our troops feel, they are "honored" to serve and protect us.

Coleen Perilloux Landry

Very nice names, HOnor and Glory and they blend perfectly with the names of their parents and the ones hatched in other years. Last night I noticed Justice and Liberty on the nest after dark, around 9 p.m. maybe, first time I had seen that. My fledglings here in Louisiana are soaring but return to the nest for food and to sleep. I truly hate to see them go but they are doing so well. Thank you, Alcoa, for this wonderful opportunity to see and name these eaglets.

Sue Pagels

Wonderful names - I really enjoyed the names and the voting process and am overjoyed at the winning names! It has been a pleasure to watch again this year, although I haven't spent as much time as I did last year watching. Very addicting! Thanks Alcoa for all you do!

Carolyn

Here is a video from earlier this morning when Liberty, & Justice were very wet, but little Glory and Honor were fairly dry and warm!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPYEt4kojmM

Judith Hart

I'm surprised, L or J just flew off with what was left of the squirrel. Maybe trying to make more room in the nest.

Judith Hart

Liberty just brought in more nesting materials and sticks.

Judith Hart

It sure looks like a nasty week for the nest starting tonight. National Weather Service is even predicting snow for the end of the week.
Take a look, too much to post.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.5236437&lon=-90.57763669999997&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=Davenport%2C%20IA%2C%20USA

Rachel Gaines

Congratulations Honor and Glory on your names; and welcome to the family.
I was watching Liberty as she reached down and was sort of preening both of your backs.
She looks like a proud mother, as I'm sure she is. Her and Justice are doing such a fine job of feeding and taking care of you.
I can't believe how much you both have grown in the past three days.
Honor, try to catch up with Glory.
One day, in the not so distance future, you will certainly bring honor and glory to all who see you as you glide gracefully across the valleys and forests of Iowa.

Joycew

9:50 PST Mom getting her feathers dry. Good choice eagle watchers on the names. Can'twait to see the new tee shirts. Love watching and was so nervous yesterday with them maybe tumbling out of the nest. ?? If one of them should have done that, would there be a rescue by Mom and Dad?
Joyce Pinecrest, Ca.

R L ML

Thanks again for a great video to let us see what we missed. Even when I saw what you videoed, I see things I missed.
The PS in the wind is quite a sight at about 1 minute in on this one.

Laurie C.

Joyce,

The tree is so tall that if one of them fell out it probably wouldn't survive the fall. Last year Harmon's sibling named Kirby (I think) in the MN Bound nest fell out and it didn't survive. Of course, there's no hard and fast rule, but these nests are so far up there, it would be like falling out of a 7 to 8 story window.

Jo

I agree...J & L need to teach their little ones not to PS into the wind. LOL but watching these little ones, now named Honor and Glory (Yippee!!) is such a treat and very fascinating! Thanks for the video...since I'm two or three hours behind you all I don't get to see them early in the mornings so it helps when someone posts a video.

flowerpainter

good thing those eaglets have that locking feature in their feet! seems like after mother nature brought the shower, she brought the blow dryer!!

Annette Kryske

10:49 PDT Good Morning America! Though it is a windy, rainy,nasty day in Alcoa land, our little family has survived all that weather.(I hope) The names were picked ,& now we have Glory & Honor to cheer on. " Now Glory,don't you pick on little Honor"!!! It does sound strange doesn't it???We will get used to it,I'm sure. Can't tell whether it is Lib or Justice sitting in the corner with the little ones.I guess they all ate well this AM. Though when I looked yesterday at different times, there wasn't that much food around the nest. They must lick their platters clean.Was that from Jack Sprat & his wife's nursery rhyme????? Have a Great day you all, & thanks again to Alcoa & Mr. John & Bruce for making this all possible.

Brenda Fosella

I'd like to thank all those involved in giving us the opportunity to see nature at its best. I am from Rome,NY and find this site so interesting as well educational. I spoke to a school about the site. I know we have eagles in our area as they've been seen and our local newspaper had a story on them. Thank-you again and have a great day.

ColleenM

@ Laurie, I too watched Harmon last year. Unfortunately, I watched the video when Kirby fell out. He was ripping at a piece of food, and went over, it was heartbreaking. I looked at that video today again, the one thing I noticed was that the Alcoa nest looks deeper, that's a great thing! Also, a friend told me they thought that the nest Harmon was in, may have had some holes. So far so good with our little Alcoa family. it's neat to see the parent usher the little one's back a bit!

Brenda Fosella

I'd like to thank all those involved in giving us the opportunity to see nature at its best. I am from Rome,NY and find this site so interesting as well educational. I spoke to a school about the site. I know we have eagles in our area as they've been seen and our local newspaper had a story on them. Thank-you again and have a great day.

ColleenM

@ Laurie, I too watched Harmon last year. Unfortunately, I watched the video when Kirby fell out. He was ripping at a piece of food, and went over, it was heartbreaking. I looked at that video today again, the one thing I noticed was that the Alcoa nest looks deeper, that's a great thing! Also, a friend told me they thought that the nest Harmon was in, may have had some holes. So far so good with our little Alcoa family. it's neat to see the parent usher the little one's back a bit!

ColleenM

I apologize for the double posting. Received an "error" as if it didn't post...

sandi m

Too bad coat makers haven't found us a coat to keep us as warm as eagles *made out of artificial materials, of course!* I see the babies panting like it is 110 up there!

Gus Gocella

Iowa has to be one of the windeist place in the US. I can remember last years Eaglets and only in their final days at the nest was it hot/humid but still windy. I suppose the climate is suited for the eagles since they habitat here. They are getting more sun now and once this storm front is past their days should be warm and sunny once again. Love the names and thanks Alcoa for your space.
Gus/TN

Jo

uh oh, I'm only seeing one eaglet, Glory I think, in the nest! Where is Honor? Sure hope Honor hasn't fallen out!

Jo

UH OH, I'm only seeing one eaglet...Glory I think...in the nest! Where is Honor? I hope Honor hasn't fallen out!

Jo

UH OH, I'm only seeing one eaglet...Glory I think...in the nest! Where is Honor? I hope Honor hasn't fallen out!

Judith Hart

I see them both....NWZ

Judith Hart

I SEE THEM BOTH....NWZ

Judith Hart

I SEE THEM BOTH....NWZ
This will probably double post also....getting this message
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Ange

Well done Alcoa! This is a marvellous sight for us Brits to watch from across the pond. We have been following since the eggs were laid and watched as the little ones hatched. What brilliant names, goes well with the previous namings! We will continue to watch until they leave the nest

Angela & Graham Sanham
Canterbury, UK

Ange

Well done Alcoa! This is a marvellous sight for us Brits to watch from across the pond. We have been following since the eggs were laid and watched as the little ones hatched. What brilliant names, goes well with the previous namings! We will continue to watch until they leave the nest

Angela & Graham Sanham
Canterbury, UK

Ange

Well done Alcoa! This is a marvellous sight for us Brits to watch from across the pond. We have been following since the eggs were laid and watched as the little ones hatched. What brilliant names, goes well with the previous namings! We will continue to watch until they leave the nest

Angela & Graham Sanham
Canterbury, UK

Catherine

There is an up-date on one of the three eaglets rescued from the Norfolk Botanical Garden site after their mother was killed in a collision with an airplane in 2011. All three were rescued by The Wildlife Center of Virginia. The following link gives the story of off-spring NX. Her journey included being hit by a car in 2012 and being rescued again.

http://wildlifecenter.org/critter-corner/success-story/tracking-nx

To get the full story, be sure to click on the two case history's noted in blue.

Here's to Glory and Honor - the newest stars of our Alcoa family.

ColleenM

Apparently, the site is having difficulties? can someone confirm both babies are in nest @ 4:30. Thanks!

Catherine

Glory is enjoying the sun while Honor is resting under his mom. I just saw him move. NWZ

Rich Swanson

All present and accounted for

Judith Hart

The other one was just to the left of the one you see now....last time it was questioned.
In the shadow....

Rich Swanson

Evidently they still hav some fight in 'em too.

Catherine

It looked to me like Honor threw the first punch, but quickly submitted when Glory punched back.

Rich - Thanks for capturing Liberty's vertical tail during the storm the other night. While it was happening, it seemed to last a long time, but in seeing your video, it went really fast. In my excitement I had posted that she went vertical three times - wrong, it was only twice, but it sure seemed like more to me at the time.

Cherrycarol

Love the names. Just have to remember Glory is the biggest Then her brother Honor. It's got to be really hot up there today. Had to be 90 inside my car. But finally a beautiful day! Thanks Alcoa for all you do!

Coleen Perilloux Landry in New Orleans

They must be hot this late afternoon--they all have their mouths open. Liberty and Justice did a good job of fluffing up the nest (and cleaning a bit) after all the rain. It's cleaner than it's been in a while. Liberty looked so pitiful this morning, all soaked. But. she kept her babies dry. Thanks for that video.

ColleenM

Well, it looks like more storms for the nest later tonight. They sure are getting their share of rain and wind!! Here's the 4:00 update from the NWS:

TONIGHT ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE
INTO THE AREA...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. OVERNIGHT RAINFALL AMOUNTS
OF UP TO A HALF INCH ARE POSSIBLE. THE STRONGEST STORMS MAY
PRODUCE SMALL HAIL AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS.

Diana

Where's dad and the stash of food?

Cherrycarol

Glory & Honor r trying to sleep next to each other. Honor put it's foot on Glory & she started biting it. Too cute!

RodJ

While there will be rain and wind tonight, there are currently no storm watches or warnings which is a good thing!:)

Cherrycarol

Honor is using Glory as a pillow now.

Tina

I find it facinating that the big #1 eaglet went from fighting and bopping the little one to snuggling up and draping an arm over their body. I'm not sure what wee hour I tuned in but it was pouring and Mom/Dad hovered over the babies and tried their best to drag a wall of grass around them. Kind of like she suspended the "grow up and deal with it" attitude for a bit, back to "my babies are cold!" . I'd love to know what's around the nest, various trilling- birds calling and chirping are deafening. A few must be sitting right on the microphone. I am toruring my cat, turning up the speakers, causing him to run in looking for the birds, then turning the speakers off and looking around the room as if nothing at all is amiss. Payback is a You Know What...that's what he gets for playing Bottle Cap Hockey across the linoleum at 3 AM :-)

diana mcallister

so happy to have the little ones have names..Honor and Glory how appropriate...love the cam and the new family.

Jo Ann

Not sure what they are eating right now, but, little Honor is getting a lot to eat. Iowa needs the rain, but, not looking forward to thunderstorms. I will have to get my worry pencils out.

Judith Hart

Mom or Dad must have brought in a fish, both Glory and Honor are having their evening meal. I noticed them starting to grab at the fish themselves.

Catherine

I found this DaisysPlace2 You Tube tribute to Harmon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tof6IccgblQ

Judith Hart

I said that was a fish....changed my mind..I don't know what that is.

Judith Hart

Catherine, Great, Thanks for posting the Harmon video.

Catherine

Liberty just brought some nesting material in. And she left again - maybe to get some more.

Judith - had you seen that Harmon video before?

RodJ

Judith, I think there having "nestovers" for supper. Didn't see anyone bring anything in.

Catherine

Glory and Honor are both laying down and being fed by Dad.

Catherine

Liberty is back - I didn't see if she brought anything this time. I can't see Justice.

Cherrycarol

Im not sure what was just brought in either. I thought a duck sure not a fish.

Judith Hart

Catherine, I haven't seen that one.

Judith Hart

RodJ, is that a new bird at 12:00, it looks like a light colored bill to the right of it.....don't want to say it looks like a coot.

Judith Hart

Does anyone think they weigh about 5 lbs.

ColleenM

@ Rod...."nestovers"!! Good one!

Cristine

Are you sure it's not a coot, Judith? :) Could be........

Judith Hart

The tips of their beaks are turning black.

Jo

GREAT! I was worried, too...and it posted my "comment" 3 times after saying it didn't post. Glad the babes are both still there. Had to leave for a while so didn't get back until now to see the comments. Loved your comments Tina LOL

Jo Ann

I thought I would check before bedtime and I'm seeing lightening, again. Oh dear. I hope it's not as bad as the last one. I'm hearing little peeping in the nest while Liberty is sleeping. Sleep tight, little ones.

Rachel Gaines

It's a very gusty morning; and a wild ride in the nest.
Liberty is trying to gather as much grass as she can around Honer and Glory.
Hope the weather improves today.
Hang on, Honer and Glory

Judith Hart

Light rain with fog/mist on the nest this morning. Liberty was up fluffing around the nest...she then tried to cover the little ones, Honor is under the tent while Glory is sitting out.

Judith Hart

Winds are out of the East at 15 MPH....Mom is up now, starting breakfast. She starting to pull out a fish but ended up feeding the Coot.

Mavis

7:26 AM EDT April 9th

Judith..is everything a coot to you? Coot for breakfast is what they are getting..

Those little rascals want to be fed laying down..now Honor decided to get up to the plate for the better bites...Glory decided that wouldn't do and got up too. I just discovered that Honor is good for Glory...he motivates her...now if he can just make her behave. Glory has a mind of her own..but Honor can handle her if he tries. He is a survivor.

Justice just flew in with straw...Lib decided it was her chance to fly the coop and is gone. Wind is picking up as Judith said.

Good Morning everyone

Steve Sloan

This a little off topic, but I am sure I am not the only one with this question. What do the parents do with all the bones and skeletons left from the fish, birds, and mammals after they have picked them clean? They go thru a large amount of food each day, but you never see any leftover bones?? Thank you Alcoa for making this wonderful experience available 24/7.

Judith Hart

Steve, they eat many of the bones, what they don't eat is usually buried in the nest.

Mavis

Steve...mostly...they eat the bones. They need the bones to grow their feathers. Bones are their main source for calcium. You can hear the bones crack sometimes. I don't have the answer for the larger bones but they eat fish bones, scales and all.

Judith Hart

Steve, to add a little more to your question.

Bald Eagles, like other raptors, regurgitate pellets after feeding. Pellets contain indigestible portions of the
food including fur, feathers and bone. Fish bones are very digestible and are rarely found in eagle pellets.

Cherrycarol

Good Morning 65 today. At least they won't be hot today. I don't have internet at the salon yet So I relie on u guys to see what happened all day . Have a good one. Carol

Mavis

Steve...I just read where the carcass is "skinned" from the inside out and the leg bones and skull bones are left attached to the carcass. When they discard the carcass, those bones are discarded with it. We saw that with the rabbit remains. Calcium is needed for growing feathers, talons, beaks, etc. Good question and had us researching it too.

Judith Hart

National Weather Service Forecast

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL
ILLINOIS...NORTHWEST ILLINOIS...WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...EAST
CENTRAL IOWA...NORTHEAST IOWA...SOUTHEAST IOWA AND NORTHEAST
MISSOURI.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING ARE
EXPECTED TO DIMINISH BY MID MORNING. UNTIL THEN...THESE STORMS MAY
PRODUCE A BRIEF HEAVY DOWNPOUR AND SMALL HAIL. THEN...THIS
AFTERNOON THE POTENTIAL FOR MORE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IS
EXPECTED TO INCREASE AGAIN. THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...GENERALLY SOUTH OF A
LINE THROUGH FAIRFIELD IOWA AND MACOMB ILLINOIS. THE GREATEST
RISK IS FOR STORMS WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. THIS IS
DEPENDENT UPON DEVELOPING ENOUGH INSTABILITY...WHICH MAY BE
LIMITED IF THERE IS TOO MUCH CLOUD COVER DURING THE DAY.

OVERNIGHT TONIGHT THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE AREA
AGAIN...WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF A HALF INCH
TO NEARLY AN INCH CAN BE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THIS RAIN FALL MAY PRODUCE LOCALIZED FLASH
FLOODING...AND MAY ALSO PRODUCE FLOODING ISSUES ON AREA RIVERS AND
STREAMS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...AN INTENSE AND SLOW MOVING SPRING
STORM SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE SEVERAL EPISODES OF THUNDERSTORMS AND
RAIN RESULTING IN WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL. RAIN AMOUNTS OF
AROUND 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE...THESE AMOUNTS WOULD CAUSE SOME AREA
RIVERS TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. LOCALIZED RAIN TOTALS OVER 2
INCHES MAY OCCUR DUE TO THE TRAINING OF STORMS.

Judith Hart

Just looking at the difference in their size from the back while they feed.

Judith Hart

That looks like the reddish brown squirrel they're eating now, I see the half plucked tail.

"Pumpkin"

Catherine, do you remember which was the older eaglet, Harmon or Kirby?

Judith Hart

A fish was just delivered to the nest by Liberty.

Annette Kryske

6:52 AM PDT. Librty & Justice are working on the crib get twigs in place after the storm.I presume they have eaten well by now.Justice is holding down the fort. Glory & Honor are resting. The nest seems dry.A fe fish are in sight. Th wind is blowing but not as bad as OOps.Liberty just flew back with a large branch, and is trying to weave that into the crib.Time for our Grits for breakfast. I'll be back later.Justice just brought in anothe twig,& they both are working diligently.

Judith Hart

Justice sees something...just flew off the nest.

Rjim

Glory is a real strange name for a guy...

Too bad that Alcoa took a wanna be biologists opinion on this matter...According to ALL the credible web sites, sex can only be determined among the young eagles by climbing a tree and measuring them, and this can't even be done with accuracy until aroun the three week stage...As has been said many times before "size doesn't matter". Variables such as food source, competition etc play a role in growth rates. Hatching order gives the first born a head start...In our case, is it a good logical GUESS that the first hatched is a female because the first hatched is larger??? YES...

Butttt it is only a guess.

As adults the Female is the larger, but until then, using size or hatching order to determine sex is flawed strategy.

If people want to have an opinion as to the first hatched is a female, that is their prerogative, but until I see facts backed up by a wealth of varying scientists opinions, rather than ONE scientists theories, I will belive the majority scientific opinion....Which is that a young eagles sex cannot be determined until it is measured which gives a reasonable degree of accuracy. Blood work, and DNA analysis is the only way to tell for sure.

I held off on posting this over the last weeks because I didn't want to start something negative, but when Alcoa named Glory because of an OPINION that has been pushed by a particular member, I figure it was time to go on record, and to disagree.

A guess is only that...Science is science.

Tina

All due respect, Rjim, I get what you're saying (I have raised many turkeys!) but none of the names are a "gender" that I see. It's not as if they names them Jim and Shirley and the poor Boy Eagle is stuck with Shirley. They will not beat him/her up on the playground for having the name Glory. I have always been surprised to meet (mostly southern) men with names like Shelly, Jewel and Stacy. Likewise I know women who are Michael, Alex and Kevin. So yeah, sexing them by DNA or taking a peek in their vents is a sure way to get a sure answer as to sex but my thinking is it's been educational, and neat as all get out. Once they leave the nest and go where they go, no one is going to know there is a Glory or Whatever out there. (I was hoping they'd band them; what a rare opportunity to add to science). Today I want to go put a nice warm blanket on the eaglets, clean that nest and get some food in there. Fish aside, they have not lived until they have had a warm Crispy Creme donut :-)

Rjim

I agree Tina, and don't really care about the names...My post was more to disagree with the "first hatched is a female" theory.

Catherine


"Pumpkin" - I think that Harmon was the first hatched, but I am not sure. Perhaps one of the posters here followed Harmon's nest more closely than I did last year and can chime in with the answer. I remember that Harmon and Kirby were named after famous MN Braves baseball players.

Judith Hart

Okay, Here we go again...Quite frankly I don't give a crap! But since you want to push it here's just one article. Also I might just add that you don't know what degrees any of us have.Another pick on me day...Please, give it a break!

http://www.usask.ca/biology/bortolotti/pubs/e-3-252-258.pdf

Judith Hart

Ready?...Here's another article.....This is getting boring ! You don't have to read the entire thing, scroll down to 2 March 2012, then read ALL the way to the bottom. I NEVER said there can't be 2 males in a nest.

Please Read

http://www.suttoncenter.org/pages/2012_nesting_season_information

Catherine

Well put Tina. You said it so much better than I could have.

Rjim - I disagree with your conclusion that the post you take issue with said "first hatched is a female". From what I recall it should be "first hatched is most likely a female". I believe the scientific study quoted by the poster stated that in 93% of study cases observed that the first hatched was a female. You're right, this was just one study and there may be many more with different conclusions.

beamg

Just when I thought we had made it through the name announcement without a big brouhaha, up pops Rjim stirring things up. Why would you do that? I think we all realize it's only a guess as to Glory being female but it's based on research and odds. If your goal was only to disagree, you could have done that much sooner than now. We are all getting used to the names that were voted on by the viewers and just announced. Again I ask, WHY? Your timing isn't very good. We also all know we will never know the sex of these eaglets with 100% certainty. While you have the right to disagree and you are entitled to your opinion, it might have better accepted a couple weeks ago. IMO, Glory is NOT gender specific.

Meanwhile, back at the nest, Glory and Honor are doing very well and growing like weeds. I've seen them already hanging out on the edge as if they wonder what that world out there is like. Justice is in the nest with them right now.

Judith Hart

Here's another.....read under PATTERN OF GROWTH.....B O R I N G....Come to your own conclusion....I GIVE UP!

http://eaglenest.blogs.wm.edu/2011/04/30/bald-eagle-chick-development/

Judith Hart

So, to finally put an end to the ruckus........BONK to you RJIM..You can now take up your arguments with the authors of these articles, and spend a lot of time proving them all wrong. I'll be waiting to see the outcome.
GOOD LUCK and LEAVE ME ALONE. I just post what I read and have noting to prove. I'm not an egomaniac

Mavis

OMG! We have such a good group of posters! Rjim, no name calling please. When an opinion is offered, and backed by an article, there is no reason to call someone a wanna be just because you do not agree. Just a little respect here please. These posters do a lot of research to answer a lot of questions presented...doesn't mean they are experts. You have the right to challenge any opinion...but no name calling...that is so totally disrespectful. I did not see your article to back up your challenge. Don't need to..but it was YOUR OPINION. Others may share your opinion, either my article or voice..but..and a BIG but...you do not have to be a biologist to have an opinion. Judith never said she was. And...don't remember if you said you were either. We are all doing the best we can..and IMO..you deserve another bonk for the way you referred to Judith.

NOW...Alcoa never said they knew the gender of the eaglets..they said:

While we do not have a way to know the sex of the eaglets, many of those who post on this site are convinced the larger (first hatched) eaglet is a female. We will call her Glory and the younger eaglet will be named Honor.

If you had a better reason to name eaglet #2 Glory..you should have voiced it before now. Geez! I just love the way Alcoa takes the posters into consideration when they can find no reason not to. Kudos to you ALCOA!!

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