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


Arlene said...

What a glorious event! Hope is a great name for that little fuzzball bobblehead! Thank you Glo. Your efforts are very appreciated.

Mema Jo said...

Thank you so much Glo! Isn't new life just amazing and so beautiful.
Little Hope - the sky awaits you!