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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:28 PM
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47. And to think Ben Franklin favored the turkey as the national bird...
What would have become of Thanksgiving?
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  -All three eaglets in full view right now! bobbolink  Apr-07-11 12:41 PM   #0 
  - 11:40 am mountain time  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 12:43 PM   #1 
  - #3 seemed to be trying to eat the nest before  Autumn Colors   Apr-07-11 12:46 PM   #3 
     - That's what I thought, too. ^_^ I don't know anything about birds, and I wondered if it was  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 12:49 PM   #4 
        - It probably won't make it  Yo_Mama   Apr-07-11 01:12 PM   #8 
        - If you have been watching this stream, the food definitely isn't scarce!  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 01:14 PM   #9 
        - I've been watching them too. I read the other day that  dmr   Apr-07-11 01:55 PM   #24 
           - They hatched and fledged 2 in '08, 3 in '09 and 3 in '10.  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 02:10 PM   #29 
              - Yea, I read that, too.  dmr   Apr-07-11 02:34 PM   #34 
                 - It takes a strong tree to host an eagle family. ^_^  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 03:04 PM   #40 
  - So cute.  Kadie   Apr-07-11 12:46 PM   #2 
  - They've become my companions while I'm working! They are so darned adorable although I really  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-07-11 12:50 PM   #5 
  - I would imagine the eaglets have been responsible for lowering your blood pressure, eh?  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 01:24 PM   #11 
     - They are making me smile a lot and anything helps, especially when I don't  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-07-11 01:32 PM   #14 
  - How can anyone unrecc this???  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-07-11 12:51 PM   #6 
  - Its a personal vendetta.  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 01:03 PM   #7 
     - That is just plain sick.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-07-11 01:33 PM   #17 
        - Yes, well, one gets used to it. It *is* DU, donchaknos.  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 01:54 PM   #23 
           - and it's gotten much worse than what I got here over 6 years ago.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-07-11 02:15 PM   #30 
              - Indeed. Its often a gang effect. Very sad.  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 02:18 PM   #32 
  - odd how this has become an Internet sensation.  provis99   Apr-07-11 01:16 PM   #10 
  - Yes. There has regularly been over 100,000 viewers. I've got  Thunderstruck   Apr-07-11 01:28 PM   #13 
     - right now it is over 163,000 viewers,, as the eaglets are being fed again.  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 01:32 PM   #16 
        - Very nice numbers for a webcam on a weekday, indeed.  Thunderstruck   Apr-07-11 01:39 PM   #20 
           - It sure is, and I'm guessing that a lot of those are school children, watching it in class.  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 01:44 PM   #21 
  - Daddy Eagle just deposited more wildlife on the nest!  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 01:26 PM   #12 
  - Where is the 3rd dude?  thewiseguy   Apr-07-11 01:32 PM   #15 
  - It's there. Just look past the 2nd baby. It's right behind it. :)  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-07-11 01:34 PM   #18 
     - Its not eating anything.  thewiseguy   Apr-07-11 01:36 PM   #19 
        - the other two didn't either when they were newly hatched.  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 01:45 PM   #22 
        - The third eaglet that's not moving is usually the youngest and weakest.  PearliePoo2   Apr-07-11 02:08 PM   #28 
           - I noticed the second baby doing it with the first. It would get pecked and then  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-07-11 02:17 PM   #31 
              - Oh..yeah...they are "equal opportunity" in doling out aggression.  PearliePoo2   Apr-07-11 02:37 PM   #35 
              - Someone mentioned that this particularly nesting pair have been successful at raising  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-07-11 02:51 PM   #38 
                 - That's extremely successful indeed!  PearliePoo2   Apr-07-11 03:03 PM   #39 
                 - lol! The trout farm doesn't hurt a bit! I don't know if it's still there  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-07-11 03:12 PM   #41 
                 - Its quite a cafeteria. Besides the trout, there are many animals that live near water.  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 03:26 PM   #46 
                 - Wow - super eagles!!  Yo_Mama   Apr-07-11 06:28 PM   #56 
              - I see it as a metaphor.  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 03:20 PM   #45 
  - Truly magnificent. n/t  ceile   Apr-07-11 01:59 PM   #25 
  - Mommy eagle is looking anxious.  RebelOne   Apr-07-11 02:03 PM   #26 
  - Is that the Mommy? I read the description in the FAQs but still not sure.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-07-11 02:06 PM   #27 
  - That was the daddy. I can tell the difference now. The male shares the parenting. The male looks  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-07-11 09:31 PM   #57 
  - gotta watch the annoying ad first  Liberal_in_LA   Apr-07-11 02:21 PM   #33 
  - babies being fed  Jeanette in FL   Apr-07-11 02:44 PM   #36 
  - We are waiting on the chirp chirp chirp of an eaglet being born..  ddeclue   Apr-07-11 02:48 PM   #37 
  - They're all born now! If you want to experience those moments, they have them on youtube. :)  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-07-11 03:12 PM   #42 
  - K&R  Aerows   Apr-07-11 03:14 PM   #43 
  - Is it just me, or does Mama look tired?  Aerows   Apr-07-11 03:15 PM   #44 
  - Thank you.  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 03:29 PM   #48 
     - I can't help but smile at the little ones  Aerows   Apr-07-11 05:09 PM   #55 
  - And to think Ben Franklin favored the turkey as the national bird...  Buns_of_Fire   Apr-07-11 03:28 PM   #47 
  - It's amazing to me what a sensation this has become.  emmadoggy   Apr-07-11 03:34 PM   #49 
  - So that was your house we saw when they pulled the camera back?  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 03:43 PM   #53 
  - Having a little fish snack right now... nt  emmadoggy   Apr-07-11 03:37 PM   #50 
  - The first-hatched is getting quite assertive about going after the food. ^_^  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 03:53 PM   #54 
  - There seems to be a ground squirrel sandwich in the nest now.  bobbolink   Apr-07-11 03:37 PM   #51 
     - Those babies need variety in their diet!  Kingofalldems   Apr-07-11 03:39 PM   #52 

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