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February 27, 2014

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R L ML

Thanks for the update. I tuned in just right to see the wiggling and then to see her stand up and show off the new delivery.

Jo

YAY two eggies! Wonder if this year there will be three? Liberty looks nice and comfy on her cushy nest. Someone mentioned the other day about putting the hair from their dog out for the birds to use for their nesting materials. Wonder if that would help with keeping the Eagle's eggs warmer? I know my long haired Burmese cat is shedding tons of the stuff so I've been brushing him and putting it outside in a bowl, weighted down with a rock so it doesn't blow away, for the birds in my area to use for their nesting materials. Heck, if I'd thought of it sooner I could have been saving it to send to Liberty and Justice! I've thrown away enough of the stuff to make a huge pillow! Anyway, it's nice to see that we'll have more than one again. Hope the cold hasn't "messed with" the eggs!

Jo

By the way, I wish that radio station would put on some decent music LOL

Bea Griffore

YEA! So happy there are now 2! I was thinking it was too late and 1 was going to be kind boring or one would be lonely! HA guess L showed me how wrong I can be.

Mavis, this egg is for you I belive! What a pair we are going to have this year.

Sleep tight Liberty, stay warm.

amberdawn

I laughed out loud when I turned up my volume tonight. The music is playing loud and clear! Soooooooooo tickled about egg #2!!!!

Don't think the 2nd egg at Berry cam has hatched yet.

Jo

By the way...Happy Birthday Mavis!

Cindy Munger

I got my little iPad updated just in time to say Happy Birthday Mavis and yay! number Two has made an entrance.

Mavis

Jamie...your sister and I share the same birthday? Wonderful!

Ok...you all might not know this...but the special friend who had a birthday on Feb 23rd...the day of the first egg...was JUDY, (Judith). I can't believe the second egg waited 4 days to come and on my birthday. Like I said, it is just Karma that eaglet #1 will be bonking eaglet #2. But that's ok...eveyone cheers on for the cute, sweet, smaller one....not the bully. For those of you who do not know this...Judy and I are good friends...so I am saying all this in good humor.

I watched L or J leave the nest a couple of times today in chase of a juvie. I hope things settle down now and they and enjoy some peace before the hatch. It looks simple, but they are working hard right now to keep the eggs warm. It takes a lot of energy and they have to keep them covered constantly when the temps fall below zero. I learned that from the article Rodj gave us the link to. It was written by Bob Anderson who heads up the Raptor Project and oversees the Decorah nest. That straw looks good...but it is helping L and J a lot in protecting their eggs.

I want to thank all of you for the birthday wishes. It made my day nicer.
I just got home and learned of the second egg...this has been a good day.

Cherrycarol

Hooray!! Egg # 2. What a great birthday treat for Mavis & Judy!! Stay warm tonight Liberty & babies. Carol

RodJ

Good info about eggs, eagles, and cold weather. From Amy at Raptor Resource Project. She talks about Decorah eagles but I'm sure this applies to Alcoa as well. Amy is a pretty reliable source for info.


http://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2014/02/eggs-and-cold-weather.html

Jo Ann

Congratulations L and J. I'm glad you got some hay or straw, but, I do hope more comes in. You will need it with those cold temperatures. This seems unusually cold so I don't other than the straw, what can be put out there to help them stay warm. thanks Mr. John for keeping us all posted.

Mavis

Rodj...that was an excellent article..well written and really laid out the problems these eagles face in keeping the eggs viable in extreme temps. It also explains why it is more involved than what our eyes see in keeping them safe and warm. Full of interesting facts and I hope everyone who can spare 2 or 3 minutes, and wants to learn more about the eagles, will click on that link. I like it when I learn...and that was a real teaching article for me.

Coleen Perilloux Landry

She laid an egg on my birthday, good Liberty. I do hope she stays warm in these frigid temperatures and probably colder way up in the air.
I do not think the Berry eagle's second egg will hatch, poor girl.
Cannot wait until morning to see how Liberty is...

Mavis

8:04 AM EST

Both cams are still down. Hmmm, we never know what surprise we may get when they come back up. Maybe a couple of techs are trying to find the offending wire that may be responsible for our "music" ....and it pains me to call that music. I have learned that if I keep the volume down low, I can still hear the eagle calls but weed out much of the "music" along with the other bird chatter

Two eggs...still hard to believe. Happy belated birthday, Coleen.

While we are waiting on the cams to come up, you should click on that link Rodj posted a couple of posts up. It sure gives a better understanding of how this weather can affect the eggs and eagles... a short but very informative read.

beamg

Good morning Mavis and everyone.

YEA! Both cams are back. I have to wonder if the extreme cold has something to do with it. I know almost nothing about all of that but I am relieved to be able to view our favorite nest again! I still have not seen both eggs live with my own two eyes and plan to stay tuned until I do. And also want to add I can't hear the music at the moment. But can hear the sounds around the nest. Alcoa you know we love you and what you give us in viewing pleasure - THANK YOU!

Coleen - happy belated birthday to you from me too! You and Mavis will not ever forget the date the 2nd egg was laid.

Need to check out rodj's link now while waiting to see the eggs.

beamg

Just watched L and J trying to fight off I think a juvie! Lots of squawking with L (?) on the nest briefly off the eggs but right back on. No time for screen shots! But I saw the eggs. Crucial time to stay on the eggs with the horrible cold. Calmer now thank goodness. Whew!

Thanks for the link rodj. I learned new things too. And sure points out just how important it is right now to stay on those eggs as much as possible. I would also encourage everyone to read it. Great info!

Mavis

8:39 EST

OMG!! If you weren't watching..you missed it! Got some good shots of J landing on the limb above the cam...Lib and J were yelling...then a juvie tried to land on the nest. Juvie finally flew off. Interesting...neither L or J gave chase...just yelled it away. I still think it is one of ours and does not understand this in no longer "home" and is off lim

Mavis

Oh...almost forgot,...BOTH cams are up!

beamg

Oh glad you got screen shots Mavis! I was spell bound and didn't have time. Also having computer problems myself and think it might need a computer doctor. No time for that! It sure was interesting how they handled that situation! I think you're right it could be one of theirs having a hard time getting the message. Tough love time? I think so.

Judith Hart

There's warmth in numbers, I think 3 eggs, maybe one tomorrow or Sunday.

Happy Birthday Coleen, another Pisces along with Annette. That's six of us counting the two eggs.that I know of.

Judith Hart

Geez!! A fight on the nest....was that another adult? Too fast to tell.

Donna Oliver

That did look like an adult to me, and a few minutes later could see a juvie fly in the background too.

Judith Hart

I thought I saw a white tail on the one that entered the nest....but I thought I saw a light colored back fy off...don't know how many their were. Liberty knocked it off the nest.

Donna Oliver

at 8:50 and 8:55 a juvie flying too close to the nest

Judith Hart

Could that be a Golden Eagle I just saw fly over....L and J have their hands full.

Bea Griffore

Yikes! I missed the latest excitement (on the phone)and sure hope L gets to rest for a while now.

Judith I love that warmth in numbers thought! Have you calculated with these late dates when fledging will take place? I know, thinking too far ahead maybe. But I also know what Iowa temps are like in summer. It can be as brutally hot and humid in summer as it is brutally cold in winter. Ahhh well, they have surprised me at least with 4 days between 1 and 2 so why not the surprise of a #3?

Back to viewing....

Bea Griffore

Judith, good question. With the suspicions recently that a golden eagle or two are in the area it just could be. Wonder just how that could be verified? One of those awesome eagle photographers might just catch one in a shot. That sure would be a handful to deal with!

Mavis

I hope eaglewhisper is filming all these insults on the nest. I saw 4 juvies fly out of the trees at one time...one just flew over the nest...saw an adult flying thru the trees (hope it was J)...another flew by the nest...Lib is highly excited...having a hard time keeping eggs warm with defending the nest. I must have missed the assult a few minutes ago, because I got a text that Lib knocked an adult off the nest....I saw everything else but that one. She is spending so much energy defending against the juvies...whew!

Bea Griffore

I just found this interesting article from earlier this year about Golden Eagles in Iowa:

http://thegazette.com/2014/01/09/golden-opportunity-count-gives-iowans-a-chance-to-see-rare-golden-eagle/

While it may be a treat to see a Golden it would not be good for L & J and the nest.

Mavis

10:46 AM EST

Lib yelling...in flies J with a juvie on his tail. Both L and J standing up yelling...L take off...30 seconds later J takes off...hear a lot of yelling...2 minutes later L or J comes back and finally settles back on the eggs. Was holding my breath the whole time...especially when no one was on the nest. It is not good out there this morning.

Bea Griffore

Fish in the nest! Geeze, I leave for a couple minutes and all kinds of stuff happens.

Still lots of noise, saw a flyby, not sure what it was. Sooo glad the cams are working!

Mavis

11:00 EST


Lib just had to fend off juvies...one keeps coming back...second is flying nearby...not good...staying off eggs to defend against all these attacks...

Dan

Get back on the eggs, please.

Dan

Thank you.

Bea Griffore

Is that L now? She ate fast.

Dan, wow she must have heard you!

Dan

lol..I was hoping she/he would. I was think that is J on the nest, but could be wrong. :-)

Dan

wow what was that. There was another one. Are you seeing this Bea?

Bea Griffore

I am seeing this and I don't know who is who! What a handful for sure! It's just not stopping! Do you think it's after the fish?

Dan

looks like that Juv is back, but the first one looked like an adult that flew in. That Juv is still flying around.

Bea Griffore

Could that last one have been a Golden Eagle?????

Dan

Not sure, but that fish just might be what it is after.

Dan

I was thinking it is a Juvie.

Bea Griffore

Got a screen shot, posted on OT. I know this is suppose to be a NWZ but come on this is worrying me.

Dan

I think those eggs have a very good protector.

Bea Griffore

Dan, yes indeed they do!

Bea Griffore

And another flyover looked like a juvie for sure this time. Too he/she doesn't have time to eat that fish or eat off the nest.

Bea Griffore

I meant "too bad.." previous post.

No time for rest either.

Mavis

The 12:03 attack...I think was a golden eagle. I hate sticking my neck out like that...but that was my first thought. I think Judy is right...she texted me earlier saying she was sure she saw one this morning. (she is at dentist right now). The attacks just keep coming and L is good.

Dan...that was J eating earlier....L flew off to chase something and he ate fast. He is good to bring her fish...who knows...maybe she wanted to lay another egg today...

Don't remember even one attack on them or the nest last year...

Bea Griffore

I got lost on who was who with eating the fish and defending the nest! They need a break. Me too. But can't leave - not now!

Bea Griffore

Good grief, another one - juvie or golden? I sure have questions and doubts now! Drop that fish over the side and get a new one later!

Cristine

Wow! I've missed a lot of excitement at the nest this morning! Where did that big fat fish come from? Did Justice bring it in for Liberty, or did she go get it herself on one of her outings? It probably just looks too tempting for those juvies :)

Whoa, another juvie just swooped down and looked like he was trying to snag that fish out of the nest!

Cherrycarol

Good morning. It's only 7"20 here. I missed all the action. All the eagles I have seen at home & pictures my friends have taken, I have never seen a golden eagle I saw where some people where without power last night. Glad the cam is back on. Rain here for 2 days. Carol Everything looks calm now but that fish in the nest can't be good. A friend went out yesterday & saw a lot of eagles still there.

Cristine

Are you used to the time change yet, Carol? I never got used to it, and was going to bed so early when we were there a few weeks ago. So sorry you are getting rain, too :( What island are you on?
Mavis, Judith, and Colleen.... what wonderful birthday presents you received this year!

Bea Griffore

Cristine, I didn't see that fish come in but know it was not there at 10:30 ET.

Bea Griffore

Carol, sorry about the rain but remember - you don't have to shovel it! Gloria reminded us on OT that eagles who winter more south than the QCA still have to pass through the area on their northern migration. So there might be a whole new group there now.

Bea Griffore

Oh, and the nest hasn't been left unattended as long as I've been watching today. Too many juvies to fight off or deter from entering the nest.

Bea Griffore

More straw was just delivered, L or J now eating that tempting fish and one took off. Eggs not covered at the moment.

Bea Griffore

Well, it seems quieter for now. Hope L & J can get some rest for a while. :)

Coffeechugbooks

Liberty and Justice Screeching and Protecting the Nest http://wp.me/p2Fm3i-5s

Coffeechugbooks

Liberty delivers egg #2 of 2014 on 2.27.14 http://wp.me/p2Fm3i-5n

Mavis

Bea...the eggs and nest was left unattended at 10:45 this morning for 2 minutes. Both L and J were in on chase.

Been a rough morning for L and J. Just no let up. That one persistent golden/juvie is asking for it. Bolder and bolder with each attempt. I really am thinking adult golden eagle. I'm no expert so can't say for sure.

I saw the straw delivery. I was actually happier seeing both parents on the nest. L needs a break. I hope she didn't plan to lay a third egg today...if she does, that will be one stressed out and fighing eaglet when it hatches!!

Coffeechugbooks

For those that are new to the forum here is the link to our education project. http://eagleeyeproject2.wikispaces.com/

Sorry to rest who are already aware of this project.

Mavis

Correction...I usually don't do the corrections stuff but sometimes, even I can't stand the mistake:

WERE left unattended...not was....

Julie

Today has been a blast to watch!
Fights with the Juvies, you think they were passed birds from Liberty and Justice?

it was also fun seeing some birds trying to steal the straw and Liberty didn't want nothing to do with that at all.. been a fun interacting day..
It was good to see both of them eating with the fish in the nest

Glynn Tarbell

Nest looks like it needs fresh straw, looks hard. Hope they can find some, I heard it is going to stay cold for a few more days. This winter is going to be a challenge for all the northern eagles.

Bea Griffore

coffeechug, thanks for the videos. They were awesome.

Mavis, those 2 minutes were when I wasn't watching so I didn't know they were both off the nest. Probably a good thing I didn't see that. The action today was nerve wracking enough!

Glynn - you are so right about a tough winter for all northern eagles! It's been windy all day...do you think some straw has blown out of thes nest? Hope there's more of that bale left close by.

Judith, are you around? I can't get a weather forecast, or at least not what yours are like. My weather channel app was causing a problem and then stopped working. I have to figure out a new one or something.

So relieved it's been quieter at the nest, at least since I got back to watch. Oh, wait a minute...some squawking, calling.... and parent takes off!

Bea Griffore

I think this is Justice back on the nest. Haven't seen the black spot on the tail. Also saw shadows from overhead.

Judith Hart

Someone better get their rear on those eggs.....I'll look for the weather.

Mavis, Thanks for telling the world I was at the dentists, at least they know I have teeth!

Judith Hart

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

BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS AS LOW AS 20 BELOW TO NEAR 25 BELOW ZERO
WILL REMAIN OVER PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST IOWA UNTIL
SHORTLY AFTER SUNRISE. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT ROUGHLY
NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM CEDAR RAPIDS TO DUBUQUE. PLEASE SEE THE
LATEST WINTER WEATHER PRODUCT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...A WEAK STORM SYSTEM WILL SPREAD LIGHT
SNOW OVER THE REGION. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO NEAR 2 INCHES ARE
LIKELY NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM BELLE PLAINE TO DUBUQUE...WITH TOTALS
LESS THAN 1 INCH POSSIBLE ELSEWHERE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

A PROLONGED PERIOD OF SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF THE AREA FROM
SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. BY MONDAY MORNING SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS COULD RANGE FROM A COUPLE OF INCHES NEAR HIGHWAY 20 TO
AROUND 6 INCHES FROM NORTHEAST MISSOURI INTO WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS.

VERY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA THIS WEEKEND.
WINDS CHILLS IN THE MINUS 10 TO AROUND MINUS 25 RANGE ARE EXPECTED
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY NIGHT.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 6 AM
CST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY
TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN SATURDAY AFTERNOON...AND CONTINUE
SATURDAY NIGHT. MODERATE SNOW RATES OF 1/2 INCH PER HOUR MAY
OCCUR SATURDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS 1/2 MILE IN SNOW AND CONSIDERABLE
DRIFTING SNOW.

* TEMPERATURES...19 ABOVE ZERO SATURDAY...AND AROUND -3 SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 22 BELOW.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS...WITH
DRIFTING SNOW AND BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS ALSO EXPECTED
SATURDAY NIGHT.

amberdawn

As an educator, Fridays never fail to be the days when all crises (and yes, that is plural. There is never just one!) come to a head, typically in the last hour before weekend dismissal. I know I have fellow educators out there who can relate! I look forward to my therapeutic escape to eagle watching this weekend!

Elaine

IT IS SO EXCITING TO SEE LIBERTY AND JUSTICE AGAIN. AND NOW TWO EGGS! ONE THING THOUGH PLEASE TURN THAT RADIO STATION OFF. I THINK THE SOUNDS OF NATURE AROUND THE NEST IS SO MUCH BETTER.THE MUSIC, NOT SO GOOD. I PRAY OUR EAGLES STAY WARM IN THIS COLD.

Myrna

Yes, please stop the music, rather hear the nature sounds. I love watching the eagles. I hope they will be all right in this cold.

Tawney

you can turn off music on the web cam

Stephanie

Whoever is on the nest now is either sleeping or frozen. I haven't seen any movement for a while. I can't imagine being that high, up in that tree, open to the elements, in those freezing temperatures. What incredible dedication.

Cherrycarol

Christine. I'm in Kauai. the north side. But it got to 83 today & found a nice beach. Rain Sat. & sunday. I have another week. That cold & snow better be gone when I get home. LOL Carol Hope to see some BIG waves!

Cherrycarol

Liberty is sleeping good now.

Coleen Perilloux Landry

I would like to cover Liberty with a quilt. I have not seen her move in a while. I wake up at night thinking of the eagles. I also follow the Decorah eagles and the Berry College eagles. Along with my two pairs near New Orleans and their eaglets. They call me The Bird Lady around here, sometimes not too kindly because I fight the polluters and bird killers.

JAM

Does anyone know if there is a place to drop off some little blankets for the eagle family?

Cristine

Just checking in on Liberty before I call it a day. She looks so content on the nest and is resting comfortably with her head tucked into her wings. Her feathers are just ever so slightly blowing in the light breeze. All is calm at the nest now, and it is still relatively warm at this hour (30 degrees.) However that small band of snow is knocking on the door of the Q.C., which will bring us no more than an inch of snow tonight, but much colder and windier conditions for tomorrow, with the heavier snow coming later in the day. I wish the weather could just stay like this for the eagles. Just the way it is right now.
It's reassuring for me to see Liberty getting her rest, after what was one wild day.
Nite all.

Bea Griffore

Good morning everyone!

Seems quiet and peaceful at the nest this morning with just a little snow in the nest and a parent sitting but alert to the surroundings.

Cristine, this morning I feel like you did last night after that hectic day yesterday.

Judith, thanks for the weather report. It's one of those cases where I should watch out what I ask for. COLD and snow I guess is just what I should have expected. 20 days until spring and who knows if it's really going to feel like sping!!!

I just can't tell who it is on the nest but suspect it's L. L/J just repositioned and didn't show the tail feathers much at all.

amberdawn - hope you have time this weekend for lots of "therapy" time with the eagles! :)

Happy viewing everyone - good to see so many more commenters - enjoy!

Mavis

7:58 AM EST March 1st

Good morning, Bea. Figured you were up and watching. Been watching the nest, too. Liberty looks like she has fresh straw this morning to tuck around her. The contrast of the warm looking nest bowl sitting in the middle of the surrounding snow makes a pretty picture. I only saw two eggs in the nest and kinda what I expected.

Been watching the weather reports for the QC area...I'm with you...it is time for some decent weather. Seems like when they get past a major winter storm, another enters on its heels.

Back to the nest...I have a feeling the excitement of the day is just waking up.

Judith Hart

Thought I just heard the straw man.

Sally Thompson

Sure wish they would clip the wires to that outside radio speaker!

Bea Griffore

So far today is much different that yesterday! In case you missed it, it was wild! But you more than likely already know that just from reading. :)

Last year I found this awesome site for Eagleholics with so much good info I just have to share. And this year I realized I could sign up for emails alerts....so I did! For anyone interested here's the link:

http://eagleholic.wordpress.com/

I can't get over how many nests have 3 eggs this year and I only know because of the alerts I get. I have also gotten alerts about attacks at other eagle nests and about injuries to some parent eagles. I admit some things I don't like hearing but it is reality and not always easy to watch or hear about. Hope you check it out and enjoy as much as I am. The alert I got about out 2nd egg here at Alcoa talks about how surprising it is that egg #2 came 4 days after egg #1.

Anyone still thinking we'll have 3 eggs this year? I honestly don't know what to think. But if it's someone's b-day today there just might be a surprise for you! Guess we'll just have to watch and see....

Bea Griffore

Judith - straw man? Seriously? I missed that sound! btw, not only good to know you have teeth but that you take care of them. hehehehehe :)

Judith Hart

I think they'll be three eggs this year. Either today or tomorrow. The third one is for luck.

Mavis

Who said she had teeth...I thought the appointment was for denture alignment. Guess that is my bad!! Bonk to me....

They can use all the straw they can tuck in that nest with the cold week coming up. If anyone goes to the shore line...take some with you and drop it off for the other eagles. Don't tell them who told you if you get caught. Actually, I'm surprised the humane society doesn't do that. Everyone needs help once in a while...if they can air drop hay for buffalos...you can drop straw for the nesting birds. I bet God would approve.

Off to the stores...hope it is a peaceful day for everyone...

Mavis

Sorry...forgot...CORN HUSKS!! If you read that article Rodj lined for us...you will learn that corn husks provide the best insultation. Scientists even discovered corn husks insulate better than foam! See what we learn when great articles like that are given to us to read?? Also...you will discover why the female eagles line 3 eggs in a triagle shape to sit on them instead of the straight line pattern that the male eagles use. Yep...all in the same article!

Mavis

http://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2014/02/eggs-and-cold-weather.html

The above is the link Rodj posted earlier....good read and short..

Judith Hart

Is that Liberty in the nest now?....Never mind, when I changed cameras she, I think, flew off, now I'm thinking Justice is back. Anyone know? It's like watching musical chairs.

R L ML

It should be a peaceful day here today since it is snowing again. Checked yesterday and no need to get out to any stores today. Had a little over 3 inches yesterday and it started in again a few minutes ago. Can also see it blowing off the roofs. It will be really blowing around out in the country. They even cancelled the Bald Eagle Day in the county. It was such a beautiful day last year when I went to it. We are supposed to be on the edge of the snow today with the larger amounts going through central IA. probably hitting Davenport later in the day. Stay tuned to see what happens.

Cherrycarol

Good morning or almost afternoon there. All is quiet now. Hope it stays that way. They need a break. No rain here yet.

Judith Hart

You have some snow passing just to the north of you, it's just skimming Clinton.

Oma K

It would appear that all's quiet on the Western Front...

Oma K

It would appear that all's quiet on the Western front...

Coleen Perilloux Landry

Someone was taling about corn husks. When I was very little in the old South, there were some mattresses in my grandmother's house that had corn husks in them. Every morning, the mattress was given a good shake. Not so comfortable, but very warm on cold winter nights in a house with only fireplaces for heat. I saw the eagle in Decorah had brought a stalk of corn husks in the nest. Next year I am going to send a few sacks of Spanish Moss to Davenport for the eagles. That is what our two pairs use here to line their nest.

amberdawn

What a wealth of information we have been given through the articles. Thanks! And I LOVE the EagleHolic site. I spent a lot of time on that!

And, Bea, thank you, It's been very calming and soothing to watch our eagles this weekend! Takes my mind off my school/student worries!

Judith Hart

The wind has picked up and here ...comes...the...SNOW!

Bea Griffore

Yup, snow and wind. great....:(

Still have to catch up on posts since my internet was down most of the afternoon. Hate when that happens.

Barb in QC

Snow falling heavily now in the Quad Cities - a chilly night ahead for L/J and family to be!
Why do I hear music when I turn the sound on - anyone else? It's annoying!

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