Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Celebration with Ma and Pa Hornby

Got 10 minutes? If you are an eagle lover and especially if you are a Ma and Pa Hornby family fan you are going to love this video. Hint if you have followed this family you just might need a kleenex

How well folks around the world remember the sad times of Ma and Pa Hornby when their eggs failed to hatch in 2006. This pair captured the hearts of those who watched and cheered them on and then shared in their mournful cries. A sound I can still hear in my heart.

Well it shared smiles around the world for Ma and Pa Hornby this year.
A bobbled head hatched at 7:49 am nest time on Monday April 27.

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At the following request from Doug Carrick the eaglet will be named Hope

Doug Carrick wrote:
I would like the chick to be named "Hope", representing how so many have felt over the years. I can hardly believe it! So many things could have prevented this event from happening - and yet it has happened. Wow!
Once again, I feel so fortunate to be part of the "Eagle Story", which so many people have enjoyed - a world-wide story made possible by Hancock Wildlife and made personal by the Discussion Forum with all the brilliant observations and fun comments, enriched with pictures and videos. An overwhelming experience.

When the second hatches the thought is Hanc:

Here is a very fitting poem posted by Cal04 on The Hornby forum of Hancock website.

Hope is the Thing with Feathers
By: Emily Dickinson

"Hope" is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land
And on the strangest sea,
Yet never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me."

A collage of photos by Skipper can be seen here

Sunday, April 26, 2009

A few peaks at some nests we know and one we don't

All images can be enlarged by clicking them

2 images of Norfolk nest by jrdeal of Maine forum that you must see:

Photo 1

Photo 2

My thanks once again to Stan Bousson who has become both a mentor and a friend through my local camera club. He is an awesome wildlife photographer and you have seen his pictures linked from both this blog and Lisa from Blackwater Refuge featured his series of photos called The Steal.

This year Stan asked permission form a local farmer to install a camera in a tree with an active Bald Eagles nest. The location is secret but he has given me permission to share these photos with you:

More of Stans Photography including The Steal series can be seen here

to order his photos contact sjbousson@mchsi.com...his prices are excellent and his photography is second to none.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Nestcams for April 13

A video summary of the nestcams which you are bound to enjoy IF you will pour yourself a cup of tea/coffee etc, stop a minute and watch. Click here

In a sad note once again Pelican Harbor has lost its second eaglet at about 2 days old. Many of you know this is the same nest where a rogue eagle knocked Spirit and Skye last year before they were able to fledge. Poor K 10 and K 26 have 2 years in a row of thier young hatching and suddenly disappearing. This kind of information does deeply affect me. I am glad I did not know yesterday and to be honest I have not searched any further for any thoughts at IWS on what is happening at Pelican Harbor. This is definitely a nest of Untamed and Uncut Eagle Life

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

New Hatchlings Sidney and Pelican Harbor

Sidney video

Pelican Harbor video zoom

No word on a Decorah IA hatch yet but it surely is time...stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

April 7 nestcam Happenings

From Cumbrian on IWS forum the down day I was referring to
yesterday. The breaking news of a previos thread here has turned
to sad news now :

Sad News .... the PH Nest has lost their chick.

It is uncertain how ... or when ... the chick died.
The observers in Nest Watch did not see the chick at all this
morning ... and there were no feedings.
Then this afternoon observers saw ... what appeared to be ...
the body being removed from the bowl and placed at the side.
The adults have continued to incubate the second egg that is
still in the bowl.

The thought is that West End has a chick;
Here is a link to a video made by Cubrian

Below is a video I made of Wrays return to the nest

And a video view of actions around the nestcams I made for you.

Post on IWS forum by Dr Sharpe regarding Pelican Harbor and West End Activity today:"Based upon their behavior today, I would guess that a chick hatched at the Pelican Harbor nest around 10:30 am. That is when the male finally settled back down into the nest bowl after about an hour of jumping around. I'd give the chick about 6-8 hours to start poking its head up for some food. Of course I can't be sure there is a chick until we see one. I'm taking a day off at home, but have had the cameras up all day.

West End also appears to have a chick hidden away, although I haven't seen it either. "

He did quickly remind folks that this is not confirmed until a chikc is actually seen and there is no info on whether or not he has watched the video y Cumbrian I posted a link to above.

Monday, April 06, 2009

I Love this Blog Very Much

But having said that I am sincerely wondering if anyone else is actually following it on any regular basis anymore.

If there are a half dozen or so of you who actually still watch for and enjoy these feeds I do need to know. This Blog does take anonymous comments so post away. You will not see the comment right away as it does get filtered through my email ...or obvious reasons.

Eagle Season has its ups and downs and today it has had another one of those downs.

I am not sure if I need to actually search for the ups and downs and latest news on the nest cams anymore or not.

There are so many different forums and blogs etc. I need to know if there is still a need here for what I do. Please let me know.

There have been almost no comments for weeks now and I need to know where I am with this Blog.



Sunday, April 05, 2009

Maine Eagle Cam 2, Norfolk funnies, and Two Harbors twins

Maine has a pair named Jack and Jill.

You can see a video of Jill laying egg 2 here.....during a pretty good storm bless her heart.


Two older ones are too full to fit anymore in their crops and baby gets a great feeding...Go here to see a heartwarming and fun video by Inklink of Maine forum

Two Harbors:

The twins are growing and very well behaved check this video out

And Mr Mom 81 is also an awesome provider check this out

Friday, April 03, 2009

April 3 taking a look at nesting activities

Breaking News!!! Its a baby eagle at Pelican Harbor. See the family here ;-)

Storming at NCTC this morning.

When the storm let up Baby found itself Home Alone or a while

Wednesday, April 01, 2009