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March 16, 2014

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Shantelle Hahn

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So sad. I pray the other egg survives.

gregory

WELL- it really doesn't bother me as much as others. this sort of thing just happens.

WHAT DOES BOTHER ME is the confusion that the parents must go through. it kills me that they seem confused and seem to cry out in despair. I am so sympathetic for the live parent. not so much the egg. I don't know if I really want to this. tragic.

gregory

the other egg will survive even easier now and the chick will thrive without stress.

Coleen Perilloux Landry

It did not appear to me (and this is only my personal opinion) that the egg was ever good because it seemed very hollow and easily crushed. That happens. The eagles at Berry College in Georgia had two eggs, one did not hatch at all and after a week, one of the parents buried it far down in the nest. It has been a hard year for the eagles with the severe weather systems.

Mavis

Coleen, I had the same thoughts. I'm not saying anything was wrong....but it could be very well that you are right. It could also have been developing just right and an accident of some kind caused it to break this morning. Either way, it is hard to take. I really feel bad for L and J...they worked so hard against a lot of obstacles this year and are great parents. I hope everything works out ok for the remaining egg. My hat is also off to Mr. John and Alcoa for all they do to care for all the wildlife that comes under their protection. I bet they do a lot of good things that we don't know about. A lot of things happen that we are helpless do anything about...the egg breaking is one of them...but it reminds us that life for all creatures, us included, is not easy....and it is ok to feel bad.

EER

That is a logical observation about the non viable egg. We feel sorry for Liberty and Justice,but nature has instilled in these eagles how to handle these things. We forget that we are only observers of all this and can't not give these two eagles human traits. It is hard not to get emotionally tied to them and even the eggs. With all the stress and activity that has happen since the eggs were present,the outcome of this one egg is not a surprise. We can only hope that Liberty and Justice will care for and hatch the remaining egg. Spring has to come with all its glory soon and there will be one little eaglet spoiled by Liberty and Justice,the proud parents.

Coffeechugbooks

With a heavy heart I have to report that...... http://wp.me/p2Fm3i-5u

R L ML

Coffee Thought that you did great with your blog and had a positive attitude for your students.

Judith Hart

Aaron,
Thank you for your thoughtful words.

Roger

Don't know exactly who the author is in the article just above this post, but believe it is a "must" read for everyone who follows nesting Eagles. Beautiful thoughts!

Mavis

Aaron...your words were inspiring for your students and this old woman. You have such an easy way with words....they come alive with emotion and truth. I agree with Roger...everyone should read your comments to the students who follow the Alcoa eagles. They are good words for all of us. Thank you.

Cristine

Changing of the guard. Liberty flies off. Justice takes over.

Coffeechugs.... that is a beautiful, perfect tribute to our eagles, and to life. Thank you.

Cherrycarol

Aaron that is a great blog. Thank you. Lets hope the other egg is ok.

Jo

I'm so sorry...for US! We take these things so hard. Not just in things happening in the eagle world, but things like this happen in the human world, too. It brings sorrow and along with the sorrow comes the ability to pick yourself up by your bootstraps and continue on in life.

Going through things like this builds character...in some. I'm sorry to say that in others, it brings out the nastiness. Yes, we will mourn for "our" lost egg. However, Liberty and Justice will now spend all their energy focused on the remaining egg...which is as it should be...and I just watched Liberty do just that! She's a good mom!

Cristine

We all will be fine. We just need a brief moment to grieve. We are sad and disappointed for what could have been.... but what wasn't meant to be.

gregory

COFFEE-

what words could not possibly bring into understanding- those words made perfectly clear!

gregory

I have to know who wrote that article.

Oma K

On a positive note the first year that the Alcoa cam was operational, we saw three eggs hatch. We watched in amazement as L & J fed Faith & Hope, the older and more aggressive eaglets, before little Spirit so that he would not be picked on by his siblings. Then last year there were two and we saw L & J raise those twins to fledge. Hopefully this year, following the loss of one of the eggs, we may have the opportunity to observe L & J as they raise an only child and long time eagle watchers might compare their methods with those of Harmon's parents following Kirby's demise.

For the students in classrooms observing the Alcoa nest, you have just learned that nature is not always perfect… However that does not mean that you should give up on the nest. Let's all cheer up and learn from Liberty & Justice as they go on with their efforts while trying to hatch the other egg. One egg instead of two, but I'll still keep watching the nest, hoping for a hatch in early Aoril.

Jo Ann

This is our first experience with this ever since we've been watching Liberty and Justice. Take care, all. I know we are all feeling a little sad today

gregory

I believe nature IS perfect. fact is what is natural and what is normal are two entirely different things. all children should learn this. SO-- children- this is somewhat uncommon- never the less- it is seen quite enough. and for us as humans it is seen more than enough. ive read that blog a few posts up several times-- lets all read it again. it comforts the soul.

Cheryl Bartlett

Coffee, thank you for your beautiful words. They are applicable to not only wildlife, but also to our human condition. I personally found it valuable in dealing with my sense of loss that I experienced when watching Liberty and Justice with the broken egg, but also with a personal situation that I am having to deal with now. Your words are a God-send.

Coffeechugbooks

As always I appreciate all the connections to the blog post. I think it once again speaks volumes to the amazing people who follow these eagle cameras. It is through these communities that I continue to see the value of bringing these opportunities into the classroom as a teaching tool beyond just the academic rigor. I firmly believe that projects like these help us to craft our youth into citizens that can contribute positively to our communities. I thank all of you once again. I find such inspiration from all of you day in and day out.

Some of you asked who wrote the post and not that I need recognition for it, but it was me. You can always reach out to me if you have questions or thoughts. All my contact info is on my regular education website http://coffeeforthebrain.com/

I will report out with how students respond. Many of the younger ones connect when their teachers pull up the camera and help them through our personal learning network that we run. I think it will be interesting to hear and learn from them as well. I am always blown away by their insight and outlook on life.

Bea Griffore

Coffee, you, dear sir, are an awesome teacher. The words you chose, while conveying a sad event, are touching and caring. All the students in your projct will be helped by them. You have helped many of the "old" viewers also. Thank you for that. We would all love to hear the feed back from your students.

The first year I watched Alcoa they hatched 2 eggs but both did not survive. Freedom was the survivor that year followed by the "triplets" the next year. This shows me what spirit and determination Liberty and Justice have. Everyone is right - they will give their all for this remaining egg and I have high hopes for the remaining egg.

Right now both parents are in the nest. Justice just flew in and Liberty looks like she has no intention of giving up her spot. So forward we go.....soon to have a new eaglet to watch grow up to be a fine Bald Eagle.

gregory

COFFEE--

I would love to see you on GOOD MORNING AMERICA or something very public so I can really feel your view. people like you make a big difference. I am not trying to blow smoke up the proverbial place-- BUT -blow smoke where it is deserved. I wish I could convey my thoughts as eloquently as you.

Mavis

7:19 PM EDT

Well, it is 27º there now and a low of 13º is predicted with winds 5 to 15 mph. Tomorrow, they should see a nice day with highs around 41º. Hopefully, they are past the worse part of winter now, and can look forward to a nice, quiet Spring. I haven't noticed any juvies or other adult eagles in the background. These past couple of months have been hard ones...hoping the ride will be easier from here on out.

gregory

AMEN MAVIS and goodnight

Bea Griffore

Amen to that Mavis!

It looks so peaceful at the nest right now. Geese are doing their usual honking and the songbirds are singing away. The sun is shining, soon to set. Oh now the wind is picking up again. And through it all, the parent sits on the nest. Is it Liberty? Once again I just can't tell for sure but feel that it is. It looks like her rather fierce looking brow. The river is an awesome blue in the background and a small bird is in the lower part of the nest. She just got up, tried to move some straw closer to the egg and settled back in.

Cherrycarol

Have good night Liberty & everyone else.

Coleen Perilloux Landry

I am reminded of the spirit of the American eagle when I think of "my" two here in Louisiana. They built a nest and returned to it for nine years and hatched two eaglets each year. Then, along came Hurricane Isaac in 2012 and the winds blew for 36 hours and broke the huge cypress tree and their nest tumbled into the swamp. When they returned from migration their nest was gone. They chose another cypress tree about 30 yards from their old home and fitfully and determinedly for two weeks carried sticks and moss and built a new nest because they knew they had such little time to lay the eggs. Once again they hatched two eaglets and did the same thing this year. The spirit and God-given natural sense of the eagles are to be admired.
As I watch Liberty lay her head down tonight, I wonder what she is thinking and even though I know they do not have the intellect of a human, I know they do have feelings.

Mavis

Coleen, that was nice. I just peeked in and she is resting now.

Cristine

11:25 Nest time: Liberty still sleeping peacefully with her head tucked into her wings. Goodnight.

Mavis

7:11 AM EDT Mar 17TH

Good morning, Bea. I see you are up...and I imagine Carol is up too.

Just checked on little mama and she is sleeping good. Today should be a good day at the nest with tempertures rising to the low 40s.

Guess you all realize today is St. Patrick's Day....wear your green!

It rained all night and has set in for today. Think I will stay home.. so I will pull out my green pjs and stay comfortable all day!

Good morning all

Mavis

7:50 AM EDT

I think it is Justice on the nest and just saw an egg roll. That day is off to a good start.

Mavis

THE day,.....not 'that' day! dang it....

Hear the geese flying overhead...so far just a few early birds chirping at an otherwise, quiet nest.

Oma K

Lots of other bird noises near the nest this morning and Liberty is on high alert...

Bea Griffore

Good morning Mavis and Oma and everyone who may be watching.

Yes, I'm up and have been for hours already. It looks beautiful again at the nest with the sunrise and those "jewels" in the trees around the nest. I love the start of new days!

Coleen Perilloux Landry

I hear the world waking up around Liberty, and I am barely awake. We are cold in New Orleans on this St. Patrick's Day, cold for us, with temperatures in low 40's and a brisk north wind. Hopefully, the sun will come out and keep Liberty's nest dry today.

Cherrycarol

Good morning. I see the diamonds Bea has talked about. The sun is out & what a difference it makes. 16 now. Almost broke a record. HAGD I have errands to run today.

Oma K

I'll post a screen shot of those early morning 'jewels' around the nest tree on the FB Alcoa Eagle Cam site...

Julie

aweee this was so sad, i was busy this weekend and come back to find the egg cracked..

Poor L & J

Wonderful words !

Bea Griffore

Julie, yes it was a sad day yesterday.

To all the teachers who have watched with their classes, I hope you are able to find the words to help your students understand and deal with yesterday. My heart goes out to those students and teachers.

Does it look like more straw was brought in to the nest? I've been busy for a bit and just getting back now so I've lost track of the happenings. Not even sure who is on the nest.

Cristine

9:05 nest time: Good morning Eagle Friends and happy St. Patrick's Day!
Beautiful blue skies to greet us this morning. Maybe this sunshine will melt some more of the snow,(the new cover we got over the weekend, plus the big snow piles from before.) Little by little, it's going away.

I got my corned beef and cabbage in the fridge, ready to start later. Bought a giant corned beef this year, so we can have plenty of yummy reubens with the left-overs.

Lots of different bird sounds this morning at the nest. I am sure they are all getting in the mood to start their own nests :)

Think I will go find something green to put on.

Have a great day.

Mary

Feeling sad...does anyone know if mom or dad got rid of the egg? How does this work?

Mavis

Mary, I just watched an egg roll and did not see the other egg...or what's left of it. It may be there but I didn't see it. L or J will (or already have) buried it or just remove the shells. The good part is the other eggs is looking good. About 2 more weeks to go till hatch time.

Cristine...love ruben sandwiches and you can't beat home cooked corned beef.with lots of cabbage. St. Patrick's Day is always a fun holiday.

The snow is gone and looks like the nest has plenty of sunshine this morning. Won't be long before the cottonwood buds out. How nice that will be.

Hey...just heard the Great Lakes are below their normal water levels...maybe the ice melts will stay in the lakes and not flood the Mississippi so much.

Jo

Very noisy nest this morning with all the geese flying by and all the other feathered friends around. Love all the bird calls although there's no squee's among them. I guess that's a good thing so I'm not complaining! Liberty on the nest although Justice did come by for a few minutes to visit.

Fearless and his/her buddies being bold and climbing almost to the top of the nest looking like they want a peek at the eagle sitting there covering her egg. Liberty doesn't seem to be bothered by them at all.

Happy St. Patty's day to all. HMMM wondering if I have anything green in my closet at all! Doesn't matter as I don't anticipate having to go anywhere today except back to bed to nurse this headache that the geese honking has irritated again ;)

It looks like it is going to be a beautiful, sunny day for our eagles today. Hope it stays that way!

Bea Griffore

Mary, your feelings are understandable. It was a sad event yesterday. I saw an egg roll just a bit ago with the parent digging very deeply into the center of the nest. That's not at all unusual and it loosens the nesting material. During that egg roll I did not see any signs of the broken egg so I'm assuming the parents got rid of it somehow but not sure about how. I haven't seen any posts about that. I just feel sure it's completely gone.

Hi Cristine! Did you find your green to wear? I have mine on but my husband does not. He's part Irish and I think he has a pinch coming. It IS a pretty day, isn't it? I still hear birds singing away and geese honking so I think they are all enjoying the day too.

Parent sittin quietly on the nest and very aware of what's going on around the nest. Everything seems so calm.

Bea Griffore

Ok, Mavis and Jo you must be faster typers than I am! Didn't see either one of your posts before I started typing. :)

Jo

Hi Bea lol not a fast typer at all! In fact, between switching back and forth from the nest views to blog, I'm surprised that it's actually putting in my posts at all! Just hoping to see something interesting enough to post other than geese calling and Liberty being on alert. Keep hoping to catch another glimpse of Justice before heading back to bed to nurse this cold, headache or whatever the heck it is I've got. Not even seeing the deer today although I've been peeking in at different times throughout the day trying to catch them. Oh well, back to bed for me. Y'all have a great day!

SARA

Happy St. Patrick's Day to All....
Awww so sorry for L and J in loss of one egg!
Hoping to be able to watch birthing of this one egg. I try to visit nest couple times a day, but could happen early morning. I'm not an early riser so I love reading all post. Thanks to all.....

Judith Hart

Happy St. Patrick's Day...

Annette, Are you okay? I hear you woke up to some rockin' and rollin' this morning.

I woke up to ice!

Mavis

4:53 AM EDT

Just had a change out and egg roll. It is still windy on the nest. Looks sunny but that wind just never stops. It doesn't seem to bother L or J a bit.

Sure been a lazy, laid-back day...we needed that...and so did L and J.

Mr. John...that white arrow (cursor) has been on the NV screen for 2 days...is it there by accident? Doesn't bother me...I just keep noticing it is there.

Ya'll enjoy your evening and go easy on that green ale!

Cristine

Corned beef simmering on the stove, Irish soda bread in the oven (with raisins). Found an old green sweater to wear today. I am ready! But, no green ale for me, Mavis. I learned my lesson with that years ago :)

Uneventful day at the nest, at least when I was able to watch. Thank goodness. Yesterday morning's event is still too fresh in my mind :(

It's 40 degrees in the Q.C. right now. That's a pretty good jump considering we started at 10-15 degrees. Tomorrow will be even warmer, but those winds will be stronger, apparently. Gusts up to 30-35 MPH. Yikes.

.....An Irish Blessing......
May your troubles be less,
and your blessings be more,
And nothing but happiness
come through your door.

Cristine

Look! Just noticed the Viewer Counter at the bottom of the TTV! That is awesome! Do we get to keep that Mr. John? Love it!

Cristine

5:32 nest time: Justice in. Liberty out. She must be going to get a bite to eat:) 27 viewers right now on the counter. So cool.

Cherrycarol

6:50 change over. Looks like moss in the nest now. Liberty put some on the egg.

Jo

Just goes to show you how observant I am Cristine and Mavis! I didn't notice the cursor NOR the counter at all LOL Guess it's because I'm too busy looking at Liberty and Justice and their nest :P Thanks for pointing them out, though, because I'll be looking for them now!

Everything looks calm, almost no wind and no worrisome excitement happening. Train coming through! Haven't heard that in a while!

Cristine

Did you say moss, Carol? Does it look like Spanish Moss? Colleen........?

Jo, I didn't notice that arrow cursor for the longest time either 'til Mavis pointed it out. It seems to be gone now that we have the viewer counter. Hope you got rid of your headache. I get those a lot, too. It's not fun.

Liberty is sleeping soundly at this hour.
Goodnight Eagle Friends.

Roger S

OK can someone guide me to this counter the above posts reference? I do see what I'd call counters for likes and tweets in the box just above NV. Is that the counters you're posting about?

Denny

The counter is in the gray bar below the TTV window right next to LIVE..

Cristine

O.K. I still see the cursor arrow in the NV when you go full screen. Hmmmm.

Roger S..... Hope you found your counter :)

Liberty just got up and turned the egg.
Now I am going to go to bed.

Roger S

I see the "speaker" icon then the "triangle on its side" icon then The big Red "Live" button....ut no counters underneath either of the feeds. But as before I see perhapz what you call counters "above" the NV box, countinmg tweets, likes, etc. ????????

Roger

typed it backwards....see F/B Likes, Tweets, g+1, counters. I should add Between threads the see a Comments (counter)

Roger

Also should add I see these same counters of post/comments on each thread.

Bea Griffore

Good morning all. It's so quiet at the nest. L is still sleeping and it's dark.

"One is the loneliest number".....viewer counter is at 1 so guess I'm all alone at the nest.

Judith - more ice?
Annette - earthquake?

Coffe time....

Cherrycarol

wHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING. bIRDS SINGING HERE TOO. I JUST FOUND THE COUNTER ALSO. IT MUST BE NEW. HAVE TO BE TO WORK AT 8. UGG! HERE WE GO AGAIN, BUT IT SHOULDN'T BE AS BUSY AS LAST WEEK. I NEED MY HAIR CUT. HAVE TO FIND SOMEONE. HAGD ALL! CAROL

Cherrycarol

Time for Justice to take over

Mavis

Good moring Carol and Bea.....just watched the change over and everything looking good. Should be a good day at the nest ....you can almost feel the energy of Spring trying to break through. I have a feeling we may still have some more snow before it settles down for the season...but it is definitely on the way.

Roger, I am on my iPad and cannot see the counter OR the red "Live" sign. There are some things that do not show up on mobile devices (mine, at least), that do show up on computers. Before the Alcoa logo was removed from the Alcoa branch...it showed up on the computer views but not on the mobile views.

Judith Hart

Morning everyone, I think I see a corn husk added to the nest...right in front near the Alcoa branch.

Mavis

Judy...nothing gets past you! There is a corn husk in the nest! I think I hear sirens...yep...I do. Thought for a minute they were at my end but they are on the cam sound.

Cristine

Happy Tuesday! Carl, Bea and Judith get the award for "early-birds" today! Should be a beautiful warm, windy day today. Rain changing over to a little light snow for tonight, but that's O.K. it will melt fast.

Love that viewer counter! It's up over 40 right now, as more and more people are waking up and getting on. That's too bad not everyone can see it :( But, I remember from last year, Rich was able to get see it at work and nobody else could get it. I just hope we get to keep it :)

Justice just got up, rolled the egg and turned around. He sure loves that corn husk, pulling it in around him. I would think it might be a little scratchy to lay on, but it sure makes good insulation around the sides. Where did that moss go from yesterday?

Sure hope we hear from Annette today. that was quite a shaker yesterday in the L.A. area.

Have a good one, everybody.

Cristine

Well of course I meant to type Carol, not Carl :) Wake up, brain.

Mavis

Alright, Cristine...what about me? I posted before Judy!! Geez...to be ignored makes me feel insignificant! (you know I'm just kidding)

Annette is fine...she posted on OT all day, yesterday..

So...how was the corned beef and cabbage? I bet everyone is looking forward to your Ruben sandwiches today. I love them.

We have to get more corn husks for next year...J treats it almost like a toy.
I bet you can take care of saving us some husks, Cristine. That is if The Farmer grows corn.

Roger

Thanks for clearing up the counter issue. Sure would enjoy that feature, but figure if one wants to use a mobile device or a minicomputer "one size doesn't fit all".

Cristine

Oh Mavis..... so sorry! My brain is definitely in slow gear this A.M.! You have to admit that I am on earlier than normal. Trying to get my body caught up with the time change. This will take weeks of feeling bad. I know a lot of people that have no problem with it, but I am not one of them, I guess.

Glad to hear Annette weathered the earthquake O.K. Wonder if she had any damage?

Corned beef and cabbage turned out wonderful! maybe the best I've ever had :) Simmered it on the stove for over four hours, then into the oven topped with a mustard, brown sugar glaze while the vegetables were boiling. Our daughter is coming tomorrow from St.Louis with our 6 month old grand-daughter to stay for a few days and she is requesting reuben sandwiches. Think I may have to hide the corned beef from the Farmer 'til then :)

Corn husks are definitely something we have a lot of.. They are in all of the fields surrounding our house :)I wonder how far from the nest the cornfield is where Justice found that one? He sure does love it.

Roger

OK who's messing with me? LOL as now I can see this counter on TTV using my Nexus 7 but no counter on NV????? Go figure! Someone has it in for us "Newbie's"

Mavis

10:28 EDT

Liberty just took her turn at the nest...I figure two weeks from today will be day 37 for egg #1 or 33 days for egg #2. I don't have a clue which egg we still have. Either way...it won't be long now.

Cristine

I don't have a counter on my NV either, Roger, just the TTV. Don't worry. It's not just you :)

Jamie Keenan

My class wasn't able to check in yesterday and we were saddened to read the blog this morning about the lost egg! My students were very sad but amazed me in the way they dealt with it. We had just finished watching The March of the Penguins to complete our unit on the Polar Regions and they made the connection between the two birds and how quickly an egg can be lost! Truly amazing to hear there conversations about that! P.S. Love reading all your posts!! It's amazing how we all have this in common and yet lead very different lives! :)

Darlene Nichols

Good morning eagle lovers......I've actually been up for several hours but just now had some time to check nests and comments. Cristine...I'm like you - takes this old body of mine WEEKS to adjust to this time change and whats just as bad I keep thinking - "well, its really only....". Guess i'll have to go back and really look....didn't notice corn husk....its a shame you can't get them from your fields to the nest. On a more serious note.......if that article about temperatures applies to "our" egg loss, can you imagine what a tragedy we might be dealing with if Judy hadn't sent that straw ?......ok, off to vacuum, ugh !

Darlene Nichols

....just back from looking at the nest.....don't see anything that looks like a corn husk.....am I missing it ?

Coleen Perilloux Landry

There is a short corn husk there, perhaps it is on the other side of the bird right now. I cannot get any photos, it says I need "a channel name". Help.

Annette Kryske

9:08 AM PDT. I went to check up on Liberty & Justice, and across the screen I have a message "NO CHANNEL NAME"
The Channel name is required;
Help!!!!!Any one else get that message??

Cristine

I don't see the corn husk now either. Liberty must have moved it, maybe behind the Alcoa branch? A little sparrow (Fearless?)just ventured onto the nest very close to Liberty's tail. Haven't ever seen one get that close. Liberty just looked at it with very little interest.

Roger

Yes I see the same thing but I'm using Puffin browser so when I access through Chrome I don't get that message, but as some of you are aware I can't view either camera as my Chrome doesn't have Adobe Flash player

Annette Kryske

Judith, I thought I put a message on here yesterday about our being jolted out of bed at 6:34 AM.with the 4.4 earthquake. Just one picture fell off my dresser, and two we moved on the wall in the living room. We are just fine. We live in the area where there was a little damage. It is those larger ones that scare me.Though we have the earthquake kits, etc., with food and meds, who knows if we can get to them. I usually don't think about what is to come, if I can. Whatever will be , will be. Thanks Judy for asking. Stay well.

Roger

Cristine mine is working now. No message about title etc.

Roger

My bad. I meant Annette. Sorry

Judith Hart

I see the corn husk just under the left side of the Alcoa branch....you can barely see it...probably ready to blow out.

Mavis

1:16 PM EDT

It is almost boring at the nest today. Except for the constant wind, little else is going on. Looks like Liberty on the nest.

Watched the lift off and the returning home touchdowns of the sandhill cranes at the Rowe Sanctuary yesterday. I forgot to check in this morning. I gotta tell you...those are some spectacular sunrises and sunsets at that place. Everyone needs to watch this evening, if you can, at about 7:15 CDT.

Cristine...we sent you a PM. Have you checked your answering machine?

Lunch time...I'm going to pretend my peanut butter and honey is a Reuben!

Annette Kryske

11:05 AM PDT.I am sorry to be away from Alcoa so much. Liberty and Justice are busy taking turns on their precious egg. I have a few other nests that I have been taking pics of and awaiting for the big day here, then you can be sure, I will be back on station like I had been since 2011 checking all day and night on our little one. I just hope and pray all will be ok. I know it has been a cold winter, and our family here has had a hard time, but these Eagles are strong and can handle the weather. We have to be positive in our thinking folks. Thanks Judy & Alcoa & those who supplied the hay, & to John,& Techs who fixed the cams. You know we all appreciate it.

Mavis

5:30 PM EDT

No one has posted since 2:20...it really is a dull day today. That wind in just not slowing down...I can't imagine anyone going to a beauty shop to get their hair done... then trying to get to the car without being blown away. I don't think even hair spray will work in that wind. I guess braids and ponytails would work ok. Geez...I am sure rambling.

I guess that is L on the nest..looks like it. She just did an egg roll. I kinda miss the 3 juvies that hung around, but it is best they moved on for the nesting season.

I wonder if eagles get headaches. All that wind hitting me in the head all day would sure give me one. Hmmm....now I wonder about earaches. Maybe I need to get a life!!

Judith Hart

Mavis, I'd love to see you sit in that nest for just one day, during hail, sleet, snow, 45mph winds, the bug invasion. Forgot one, your favorite, right on the tippy top of the tree....THUNDER AND LIGHTNING storm.
Coyotes howlin' at night....they probably have bats too, Vampire Bats!
HAHAHA

Mavis

Judy, I have news for you...I would not make a very good eagle. Plus...I hate sushi. Been thinking about going vegetarian except I love ribeyes and crablegs. I would definitely do a PS on the camera lens so you couldn't see me. Nope...I wouldn't be a good eagle...it is a daily job to feed themselves...and they never get a day off, or so it seems. They have to fight every day to survive and when they get old or injured...the kids don't come back to take care of them..and no old eagle's home to retire to. No pension to retire off of...dang...I guess they just work to survive until they day they die. They never get a good night's sleep...always napping with one eye half open...JUDY...you got me depressed. On the good side though, they are at the top of the ladder...but they aren't bossy...or judgmental. They take only what they need, and they are the best parents. They lived 25,000 years before mankind...and if we leave them alone, they will probably be here after we are long gone. They can soar the skies...and protect their family. I still wonder if they get headaches. They never get a toothache, though...and that is a blessing! Oh...one more thing...I think they build some of the best homes.

Coleen Perilloux Landry

Whoever is in the nest is not liking that huge flock of birds in the trees on the left. The wind wears me out just looking at it blowing the feathers.

Cherrycarol

7am & 7 pm must be the magical hours. They seem to switch at that time every day lately. They waited for that flock of birds to leave before the switch.

Oma K

Lights from riverfront properties on the Illinois side reflecting on the ole' Miss, but the world is still dark. As my eyes adjust, I can see the reflection from the security lights along one of the large branches supporting the nest and a faint image of Liberty's head within an otherwise black void.

Good morning world...

Cherrycarol

GM Got a little rain last night, No snow anyway. I missed the change this morning.. No work today. Bible study, lunch with high school friends & I get my hair cut finally. I have to go to a DIFFERENT SALON TO GET MINE DONE. THAT'S PRETTY SAD. HAGD EVERYONE!

Bea Griffore

Good morning Oma K and everyone.

At least I'm not the only one here this morning like yesterday. I love that viewer counter! Sorry to those who can't see it. The count is at 20 right now. I'm sure as we get closer to a hatch that number will increase at least 100 fold!

Finally caught up on all the comments from yesterday. Sounds like it was an unevenful day except for the wind.

Jamie Keenan I'm glad your students handled the broken egg pretty well. Kids can really amazed all of us grown-ups that way!

Off to get some more coffee and finish waking up.

Bea Griffore

Hi to Carol too! You go to a different salon to get your haircut? That's inredible! Have a great day off.

Bea Griffore

Cristine, hope you can tune in today but sure understand if you don't. 6 month old grand-daughter would be my #1 priority. Have fun!

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