Saturday, April 02, 2011

B is for BABY


Live TV : Ustream

I have been watching and monitoring this website for weeks now---back on February 22 I named this couple Fred and Ethel. Well - after much ado and now coverage by the media, Ethel (and Fred) have hatched the first of three new babies. The second is ready to hatch--probably today. I have yet to get a glimpse of the new addition. It figures, she "delivered" late night, after I have been glued to my computer monitor all day long the past couple of days. In any event, this website is wonderful and I am completely enamoured with Eagles. Just a few fun facts about this particular pair - the nest is in Decorah, Iowa, right next to a fish hatchery. The nest is eighty feet in the air, about six foot square, and weighs more than a ton. Mom and dad both take considerably lengthy turns at sitting on the eggs. I was a little surprised by that---even old Fred is committed.

Have a wonderful Saturday. Today is "B" day --- so make it a BEEEE-U-TIFUL day.  I'm gone.  :)

8 comments:

the writing pad said...

Cracking post(!) - how shrewd are Fred & Ethel, setting up home, right by the fishery ... talk about having a supermarket on the doorstep :-) (I'm assuming, here, that eagles like fish?)
Hope the rest of the little'uns hatch OK
Thanks for the post and the video link!
All best
Karla

Cheryl said...

I wonder if I can watch the cam on my phone? I have a few minutes between clients. Happy beautiful Saturday!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A very heart warming post, most enjoyable.

Yvonne.

Jules said...

Now I'm obsessed all over again! Good Saturday Morning to you Jamie!!

Golden To Silver Val said...

I've been watching too....it just fascinates me. However, I've been watching THREE sites. The one in Virginia had the babies hatch around the beginning of March. The nest is getting smaller and smaller as the babies get bigger (and more demanding). Here's the link:
http://www.wvec.com/marketplace/microsite-content/eagle-cam.html

Josie said...

I've been watching this site since you told us about it, Jamie, and it's fascinating! Babies of all kinds... human, feline, or bird... they enchant us and remind us that life renews itself and goes on! A great choice for the letter B! Still thinking on X, lol. :-))
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septembermom said...

I enjoyed your post very much. Eagles are majestic birds. Thanks for the link.

JY said...

Good idea for the "B" post and what an interesting site! DidnT know about that and will have to check it out!