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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:41 PM
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All three eaglets in full view right now!
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:43 PM
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1. 11:40 am mountain time
http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

The youngest one is facing the opposite way from the other two, but being quite vociferous. ^_^
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Autumn Colors Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:46 PM
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3. #3 seemed to be trying to eat the nest before
Now the other two are feeding, but it looks like it's gone to sleep while the other two are being fed.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:49 PM
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4. That's what I thought, too. ^_^ I don't know anything about birds, and I wondered if it was
still feeding on the yolk sak.

It is getting intimidated by the other two, and will probably be laying low a lot. :(
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Yo_Mama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:12 PM
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8. It probably won't make it
They are very competitive about food.

It's very, very rare for three eaglets to survive.

If food is scarce usually the only one survives - the first one grabs it all and then attacks the other and kills it.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:14 PM
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9. If you have been watching this stream, the food definitely isn't scarce!
The last two fledges of this pair have had 3 eaglets survive.

The outcome of this batch remains to be seen.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:55 PM
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16. I've been watching them too. I read the other day that
it's not unusual when there are 3 chicks that the eldest will kill the youngest, and the mom & dad will do nothing to stop it! It makes me feel bad for the baby chick. I hope that doesn't happen.

Also read that the next is approx 5 feet & can be as large as 9 feet, and weigh 2 tons!

Anyway, I'm enjoying watching this family.

:hi:
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:10 PM
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20. They hatched and fledged 2 in '08, 3 in '09 and 3 in '10.
Per the information in the FAQ below the stream.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:34 PM
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22. Yea, I read that, too.
I was referring to something I read from an Eagle research site.

I thought it was interesting. In fact, I was impressed with the size & weight of their nests.

:hi:
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:04 PM
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25. It takes a strong tree to host an eagle family. ^_^
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:46 PM
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2. So cute.
Adorable.

Thanks.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:50 PM
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5. They've become my companions while I'm working! They are so darned adorable although I really
now know the meaning of pecking order. :)
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:24 PM
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11. I would imagine the eaglets have been responsible for lowering your blood pressure, eh?
:hi:

I find this quite a refuge from the ugly reality of what is happening to poor people in the budget right now.... people I know will be dying because of this, so to watch new life is a respite. And that is the value that Thoreau spoke about.

I think they are going to have to institute a 12-step program after the eaglets fledge! :)
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:51 PM
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6. How can anyone unrecc this???
Good grief!
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:03 PM
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7. Its a personal vendetta.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:33 PM
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15. That is just plain sick.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:16 PM
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10. odd how this has become an Internet sensation.
I guess people really are interested in something other than Kim Kardashian and Charlie Sheen.
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:28 PM
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13. Yes. There has regularly been over 100,000 viewers. I've got
it on my laptop which is connected to my big screen and whenever I get sick of Charlie Sheen and political theater on the nooz networks I just punch it up. And, believe me, I've seen a LOT of the eagle cam, lol!
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:26 PM
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12. Daddy Eagle just deposited more wildlife on the nest!
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thewiseguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:32 PM
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14. Where is the 3rd dude?
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:59 PM
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17. Truly magnificent. n/t
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:03 PM
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18. Mommy eagle is looking anxious.
Where is daddy eagle?
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:06 PM
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19. Is that the Mommy? I read the description in the FAQs but still not sure.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:31 PM
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38. That was the daddy. I can tell the difference now. The male shares the parenting. The male looks
like he has eyeliner on and he's smaller than the female.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:21 PM
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21. gotta watch the annoying ad first
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Jeanette in FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:44 PM
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23. babies being fed
So cute
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:48 PM
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24. We are waiting on the chirp chirp chirp of an eaglet being born..
:bounce:
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:12 PM
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26. They're all born now! If you want to experience those moments, they have them on youtube. :)
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 03:13 PM by OmmmSweetOmmm
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:14 PM
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27. K&R
I love the eaglets, and those who keep us up to date with these beauties :)
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:15 PM
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28. Is it just me, or does Mama look tired?
Poor Mama, I'd like to help, but she'd likely snap my nose, some fingers and toes off LOL
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:29 PM
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30. Thank you.
Love accepted. :hi:

A little while ago, while in a place where some people gather, I was able to share the babies being fed with some young kids who came in. It was fun seeing the excitement in their eyes. :bounce:
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:09 PM
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37. I can't help but smile at the little ones
They are are PRECIOUS. It's extremely entertaining to watch the eagle family :). Much love to you for the links :)
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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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29. And to think Ben Franklin favored the turkey as the national bird...
What would have become of Thanksgiving?
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emmadoggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:34 PM
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31. It's amazing to me what a sensation this has become.
So many people are watching and talking about it! These eagles are only 20 miles from my house, so it seems weird to have something from our local, rural area become a national phenomenon. Ahh, the power of the internet, I guess!

I had never seen a bald eagle my entire life until I reached adulthood, and now in this area they have made such an enormous comeback in the last 20 years that seeing them is fairly commonplace. That is a very cool thing. They are an awesome sight to see.




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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:43 PM
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35. So that was your house we saw when they pulled the camera back?
:rofl: :hi:

Thank you for sharing your area wildlife with us. :)
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emmadoggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:37 PM
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32. Having a little fish snack right now... nt
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:53 PM
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36. The first-hatched is getting quite assertive about going after the food. ^_^
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:37 PM
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33. There seems to be a ground squirrel sandwich in the nest now.
A squirrel between two slices of fish. :)
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:39 PM
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34. Those babies need variety in their diet!
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 03:40 PM by Kingofalldems
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