Saturday, April 2, 2011

An Eagle's View...



...for a rare treat, courtesy of Mother Nature herself, link over to the live video feed of a once in a lifetime peek at the hatching of baby Bald Eagles at a fish hatchery in Iowa. (not to be confused with that famous line from the stalls of most every Men's public restroom...'for a good time, call... ;)

The first youngster was born earlier this morning...the second of three eggs is due to hatch any moment.

Enjoy :)

17 comments:

DEZMOND said...

is that some poor dead animal lying in front of the mother eagle in the nest?

The Words Crafter said...

The eagle is beautiful. It took me a few minutes to realize it was a live upfeed. I saw an egg...it's very windy. She must be protecting the baby....?

Love the dead rabbit!

Elliot Grace said...

...proud papa dropped off the bunny an hour earlier. Somewhere under Mamma's feathers you'll find the newborn. The nest reportedly weighs 1 1/2 tons, and sits eighty feet high in a massive tree...hence the wind.

EL

M.J. Fifield said...

I heard about that. It's pretty amazing, isn't it?


M.J. Fifield
My Pet Blog

Roland D. Yeomans said...

It is amazing to watch. Thanks, Elliot! Roland

Judy Croome said...

Oh this is so awesome! In the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens about 45 mins outside Jo-burg, there is the last pair of mating black eagles - there's great excitement in the local community papers when their eggs hatch, and they have their own society to protect them.
Judy Croome, South Africa

Jemi Fraser said...

I love this! Going to share it with my class on Monday - thanks!! :)

Jodi Henry said...

What a treat for everyone. Thanks :)

J

the writing pad said...

Wow - a nest weighing over a ton? Did I understand that right? Thanks for the link - fascinating - wonder what the eagles would think if they knew that 'the world is watching' ?!
Thanks for visiting me, too :-)
All best
Karla

The Golden Eagle said...

It's so amazing to be able to see the nest like that. Thanks for the link!

sue said...

1 1/2 tons for the nest! oh my goodness that's huge. thanks for dropping by my blog/theme bullying, I really appreciate your comment.
I like your bio comment about the CEO's, well said!
Sue@Jtraverselife

Michael Offutt said...

There's something wierd going on at the top of your blog...like some code or something.

RaShelle said...

Elliot - Cool. I can't believe the nest weighs so much. Awesome. =D

Elliot Grace said...

...thanks guys for sharing my interest in the eagles. It's truly an amazing sight.

Michael, you're funny. I'm considering that perhaps my written thoughts are being monitored by the C.I.A, which of course means that by simply sharing my theory with all of you, suggests that I may awaken in the morning from behind a barred door, my arms locked in a straight jacket, my next door neighbor, (whom I'll never actually lay eyes on,) screaming hysterics about little green men hanging from the trees in the courtyard.
Or it's just harmless jibberish related to my surf n' turf template. I'm betting on the latter...but who knows?

Jodi MacArthur said...

Thanks for the link, El. I saw so many bald eagles in the skies when I lived on Mount Rainier, but to see the nest is amazing. It feels like peeking, because its something we aren't naturally supposed to see. Very cool. Thanks!

Michelle Gregory said...

i found you through Olivia's blog. i like what you've said in your "about me" space. great stuff.

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