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Post by Philjo56France » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:37 pm

Once again, Kathy Kochanowski wrote us a wonderful text on this Christmas day. I don't know why, it's true that it's very easy with me on certain subjects, but it still managed to make it rain in my eyes ...

you can find it here if you want to thank Kathy. https://www.facebook.com/KochanowskiWritings

I like to write an annual Christmas story about the eagles of our beloved SWFEC. This year's story will star E14, and is a sequel to a poem I wrote earlier this year, "The Aerie," which detailed her adventure to a heavenly nest upon her untimely death. I've tacked it onto the end of this new short story, should you want to read it first.

"The Aerie - Part Two - 'Harriet's Heart' "

E14 stepped back and surveyed her handiwork, on this, her second Christmas. The contents of Ozzie's Christmas boxes had been emptied and put in place around the rim of the vast nest. Palm fronds, their fibrous bases stuck in the ground, stood in as Christmas trees, which E14 had strung together with twiggy garland. Airplants were mistletoe and were hung at intervals from the garland. Eggbert 2, forever by his sister's side, showed his excitement at the decor, rocking back and forth. E14 kissed the top of his head. "So you remember, too, bro?" Eggbert 2 rocked fervently. "Do you remember how daddy lit it all up?" Eggbert 2 tilted up and down, as if nodding.

E5 looked at the same bland decorations they put up, year after year. In fact, last Christmas they didn't even bother. E14, noting the lack of pleasure on his half-brother's face, said, "It will look so much better after it's lit up tonight!"

"But there's no way to light it up," E5 moaned. "One year we had a full moon and that helped, but most years it's just boring!"

"You gotta have faith, E5. I know how to do this."

"You do not!" E3 strode up, rolling his eyes. He too was bored with these decorations. "Even Papa said there's no way to light them this year! There's no full moon tonight!"

E14, smug, said, "Well, my daddy..."

"Daddy this and daddy that! Why didn't you call your Papa 'Papa,' like a normal eaglet?"

"We called him Daddy!" E14 returned, irate. Eggbert 2, defending his sister, stood tall and proud. You could almost see his hands on his hips.

Ozzie, hearing his kids yelling his name, intervened. "What's this? Papa, daddy, please no more! E3, I've told you before it's quite all right that E14 called M15 daddy! I just insisted my own kids call me Papa. Enough!" Ozzie scolded.

E14 said to Ozzie, "Yes, I always called daddy 'daddy,' but one time he made me call him 'father' for three whole days!"

Ozzie, chuckling, said, "Well, then, you must have made him very angry." E14, shrugged her shoulders, remembering sassing daddy, and the one day she took it too far....

E14's excitement bounced back, "I know a way to light it all up tonight, Ozzie! At nightfall, a magical light will appear! Just wait!"

Ozzie laid a hand on her shoulder. "Well, this is certainly the time of the year when our faith should be first and foremost. Let's all meet at the campfire at dusk, we have a surprise for you! Our own tradition, we will feast!"

Ozzie strode off with E5 and E3, who, mumbling under his breath, "Faith, yeah, right!" Ozzie heard, but did not admonish his son.

So it was on this Christmas Day that E3 and E5 gathered the worms they would smush between fishtails, and crisp on the campfire later that night, their own Christmas tradition. Each eaglet would eat 10 s'mores and drink eggfrog until their guts busted. Then they'd blow out the fire, and retire, the skies dark, yet again, on this moonless night.

E14 was already in place at camp that evening, when Ozzie, his kids, and Eggbert 1 rolled in. Eggbert 2 sat close to the fire, warming his shell. E3 pattied the worms between the fishtails they'd brought and laid them on the fire. The heavenly aroma of s'mores wafted on the air.

"Try one!" said E3 to E14. "they're delish!"

E14 gulped down one after the other, as night fell silently around them.

It was time. "Ozzie, please put out the fire," E14 asked. Ozzie stood and did so. Now, they could not see each other, let alone the decor set about the aerie.

E14 stood, and putting two feathers of one wingtip between his beak, let out shrill whistles. Two long whistles, followed three short staccato ones. Then he held his breath, closed his eyes and hoped upon hope he could call forth light as daddy had done last Christmas.

Nothing, nothing! His call, just like his dad's, did not summon forth the light he had seen last year! Dejected, his shoulders dropped. Eggbert 2 rolled up to her, stood, then turned side to side as if shaking his head, then leaned backward. E14 understood her brother! He was saying she had it backward, so she quickly reversed the call, letting out three long whistles, followed by two short. Her broken call sounded just like daddy's 'made-you-listen voice!' Then she waited...

...and a long thread of light appeared suddenly in the sky, coiling itself, then advancing at a lightning speed toward the aerie. The eaglets' beaks were wide Os as a zillion lightning bugs on a serious mission broke from the thread, braking suddenly, then drifting slowly like snowflakes until they settled into the branches of the Christmas trees and garland. The entire rim of the aerie was haloed in white light.

"Wow," Ozzie exclaimed. His eaglets stared in wonder at the beautiful light! but the fireflies quickly left the trees and gathered above them. The fireflies swarmed, then arranged themselves into an image of a profile of an adult bald eagle, a few glowing more yellow in the beak. Then, with an astounding finely-tuned choreography, slowly turned the eagle's head to the right, and at the base of the white head, a thousand fireflies in the shape of a heart extinguished themselves.

"It's Mommy!" E3 yelled excitedly. "That's mommy up there! That's her heart!" All the eaglets, jumping up and down, threw a fist in the air. "Mommy! Mommy!" The Eggberts rocked to and fro in excitement. Then the image of Harriet suddenly burst apart in a gigantic firework, then three smaller sets of fireflies flew toward each eaglet's fist, forming the image of a lighter. Enchanted, the eaglets lit their lighters, and more fireflies lit up like flames. "More, more!" the eaglets screamed.

The sets of fireflies flew off and met the others in the sky. Then they thinned out and became a thread again, breaking off where they needed to in order to perform their next feat. The eaglets, their hearts stilled, waited as "Merry Christmas, my babies, I will always love you, Mommy" was spelled out in a beautiful cursive. E14, remembering mommy the most, was now crying, her shoulders heaving.
Ozzie stood watching this show with absolute wonder. Then he dropped to his knees as a message, just for him, played out in the sky above...

"I am your heart, I am your pearl, and my dear Ozzie, I'm still your girl."

Choked with emotion, Ozzie wiped his eyes and gathered the eaglets to him. Faith is a strong word, but to embrace it truly instilled peace and hope, and it washed over him as he hugged them. They wiggled out of his embrace as the fireflies slowly fell out of the last message, and magically lit each tree again, slowly, one after another. Their eyes took in this magical light in the aerie. Ozzie threw his wing over E14's shoulders. "I'll have to remember this trick of your dad's!"

Ozzie walked with the over-tired eaglets, their faces tear-streaked, back to their nighttime perches, the Eggberts rolling lazily after them. This year, the walk was illuminated, Ozzie's face shone with joy for the eaglets, and E14's radiant faith warmed her, she would never be far from mommy or daddy.

The fireflies, well, they would sit, exhausted, in the trees until midnight, when the flame inside each was snuffed in an early death; so much energy had gone into their show. They they would fall one by one to the ground. They would be the first fireflies to season the nest, but not the last.

THE END


Kathy Kochanowski

Merci Kathy

If you want to read again the Aeries part one, "The Aerie" - E14's Final Journey - as told by E14 you will find it in Kathy's FB page https://www.facebook.com/KochanowskiWritings
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here viewtopic.php?p=276063#p276063
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Re: The Wildlife Corner

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:02 pm

At Florida Country, 12-28 at 00h57
A female is spending the night in the nest with a male on a branch beside her... These are not Victoria nor Nicholas.
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Post by Philjo56France » Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:29 pm

12-27-2020
Snowy at Decorah North
13h00
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16h00
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Re: The Wildlife Corner

Post by Sunnybird1995 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:58 am

These are such wonderful posts to see here.
So happy we have this thread to share with each other. :love:

:cake:
I think we have a famous Eagle's birthday coming up?
I won't give away his name, but it rhymes with "Einstein" :D
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Post by Philjo56France » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:28 pm

Sunnybird1995 wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:58 am
These are such wonderful posts to see here.
So happy we have this thread to share with each other. :love:

:cake:
I think we have a famous Eagle's birthday coming up?
I won't give away his name, but it rhymes with "Einstein" :D
Just one day to go Sunnybird ! :huggie:
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Post by Philjo56France » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:31 pm

00h25 At Decorah North, it is snowing
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10h16 ago DNF was eating in her white nest
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Post by Philjo56France » Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:17 am

At Florida country
04h02 an eagle enters in the nest
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Post by Philjo56France » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:37 pm

2016-12-31------2020-12-31
1/2


:woohoo: :cheers: E9 is 4 years old ! :cake: Happy birthday my Friend ! :cake: :cheers: :woohoo:

Today, it's been 4 years since I fell in love with you. You entered my heart and never came out. How to explain it other than through words, photos and videos. The following 3 videos should explain it to you better than my words. Even I can't explain it to myself.
Happy birthday anyway E9. Another year and you will be ready to form a family too but please avoid Fort Myers because we love your daddy M15 very much.

There may be a free spot in Florida Country, I'm telling you that, I didn't tell you ... :mihihi:


:vid: from Lady Hawk
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17umnr-iMvw

:vid: from Ella
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjRtj4iyoX4

:vid: from Hollis Amelia
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=337dCNPPtY8
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Post by Philjo56France » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:46 pm

2/2
Last 3

All the love you got inside you owe it to Harriet and M15 your parents
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That's pretty much what you look like on this feast day for you
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Long life to you E9 with all our love ! :rh:
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Post by Pascale » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:46 am

Happy 4 years old e9 !!
:huggie: :rh:

How could I forget you sweet baby! Well right now you must be one fierce and strong eagle!
I share 2 videos, one of e9 when he fludged... M15 brought him a fish on the driveway - thanks wskrsnwings

https://youtu.be/PsCivR-xS9o

and lady hawk tribute

https://youtu.be/n9K41VJmFCo

We love you e9 !!!!

Be safe and be careful little one :rh:
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Post by Pascale » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:52 am

and thanks Philjo for sharing Kathy words for e14 :cry1: so beautiful :rh: :brknhrt:
I didn't get notifications of new posts here.

there was a fishing line on captiva nest and CROW could get here thanks to AEF quick response ! lucky guys... to remove the monofilament AND the hook !

Both chicks were safe and are growing strong, thanks to Dad fishing. Actually 2 is bigger than 1 !
Pic courtesy from CROW
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Post by Sunnybird1995 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:34 am

Happy 4th Birthday E9!
:cake: :cake: :cake: :cake:

On March 14, 2017 E9 accidently fledged. There are many wonderful videos of that monumental day.
This is one of my favorites.
E9 learned how to read the "no eagle watching" sign. :)
:vid: Thank you, wskrsnwings!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsCivR-xS9o
E9 did make it back to the nest tree.
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Post by Pascale » Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:41 am

Hi Sunnybird

Happy New Year !
I posted the same wskrsnwings video :D

At NEFL Gabby laid her first egg around 17:00. It was painful for her. Congratulations Gabrielle and Samson!
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Post by BonnieNY52 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:30 pm

:cake: Happy Birthday sweet E9. For many of us our first and most special eaglet. I wish you knew how many people still love you and wish you well. :rh:
&
Happy, Healthy New Year to all
:grhug:
"It's not living if you don't reach for the sky-
I'll have tears as you take off, but I'll cheer as you fly! "

Mark Harris -- "Find Your Wings"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPQ9WvSZnF0

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Post by Philjo56France » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:06 pm

01h05 CT

Goodnight/ morning everyone, bonjour E9's bunch ...!

01-01-2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR !


A beautiful gift from Audubon

https://www.facebook.com/AudubonCenterforBirdsofPrey/
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Our Princess Bailey, 2017 Rachel and Steve's daughter.
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Post by Pascale » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:24 am

We have an egg in Berry nest with Missy the new female.
January 1st 2021
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Post by Pascale » Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:15 pm

it's raining eggies! 2nd egg in NEFL nest. congratulations Gabrielle and Samson! :woohoo: :hug:
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Post by Philjo56France » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:29 am

:rh: E9: 4 yo. E14 :rh:
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Post by Pascale » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:12 am

Philjo56France wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:29 am
Ma Berry viewtopic.php?p=402712#p402712
But Ma Berry is very probably alive ?

Missy the new female on Berry nest laid her 2nd egg yesterday.
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And a duck female made quite a stupid decision... I definitely don’t want to see the outcome if lady and dad visit their nest if the ducklings haven’t hatched or left the nest..

5th January, 2021, Daisy Duck (as our chatters call her) has laid an egg in the middle of the Sea-Eagle's nest (hidden under leaves). Ducks practise delayed incubation, so she will likely add another egg each day till she's ready to incubate......BUT.....as you all know this nest has two very large owners. Dad and Lady spend much of their summer at Goat Island or their River Roost at Ermington, however they do visit. We haven't seen them for a couple of weeks so they are likely due to visit again soon.
Daisy is a Pacific Black Duck and she tends to visit each morning. More info on the species can be found here: https://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profil ... black-duck
To watch live stream:
https://sea-eaglecam.org/video.html

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Post by Philjo56France » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:24 pm

Pascale wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:12 am
Philjo56France wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:29 am
Ma Berry viewtopic.php?p=402712#p402712
But Ma Berry is very probably alive ? She still was the 12-17, flying at 61 miles west from her nest

Missy the new female on Berry nest laid her 2nd egg yesterday.

And a duck female made quite a stupid decision... I definitely don’t want to see the outcome if lady and dad visit their nest if the ducklings haven’t hatched or left the nest..
5th January, 2021, Daisy Duck (as our chatters call her) has laid an egg in the middle of the Sea-Eagle's nest (hidden under leaves). Ducks practise delayed incubation, so she will likely add another egg each day till she's ready to incubate......BUT.....as you all know this nest has two very large owners. Dad and Lady spend much of their summer at Goat Island or their River Roost at Ermington, however they do visit. We haven't seen them for a couple of weeks so they are likely due to visit again soon.
Daisy is a Pacific Black Duck and she tends to visit each morning. More info on the species can be found here: https://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profil ... black-duck
To watch live stream:
https://sea-eaglecam.org/video.html[/color]

3 pics from earlier this morning 01-06. Sorry for the flag on the screen...
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Post by Philjo56France » Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:36 am

Tonight at Eagle Country
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and the 01-07-2021 early morning
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Post by Pascale » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:19 pm

in Sydney WBSE eagle dad came back home and saw 3 eggs in his nest - the 3 eggs daisy the duck laid... :no:

he checked on them for a while, chased daisy and left after a while...
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But Daisy came back and a few minutes later, laid her 4th egg... and is now incubating.
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A bit of sad news... Jackie from big bear laid an egg last night... she left this morning and ravens took their egg. shadow has been away since yesterday and didn't see the egg :brknhrt:
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Post by Philjo56France » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:37 pm

Pascale wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:19 pm
in Sydney WBSE eagle dad came back home and saw 3 eggs in his nest - the 3 eggs daisy the duck laid... :no:
he checked on them for a while, chased daisy and left after a while...
Screenshot_20210107-210236_Chrome.jpg
But Daisy came back and a few minutes later, laid her 4th egg... and is now incubating.
Screenshot_20210107-212533_Chrome.jpg

A bit of sad news... Jackie from big bear laid an egg last night... she left this morning and ravens took their egg. shadow has been away since yesterday and didn't see the egg :brknhrt: Screenshot_20210107-222444_YouTube.jpg
So :( for Jackie and Shadow, Lady Hawk said Shadow was heard around 17h40 this evening. But he sure didn't know he had an egg...
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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:29 pm

News from Australia

At Orange, Beautiful Izzi is still in his area
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbPu_rcU79c
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNkiXq ... xp_QIGK4nQ
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Like at Port Lincoln, Solly and Dew are still with their parents
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daly5Vt7ECk
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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:33 pm

At Sydney Sea Eagle Cam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS4JitIqvlU
The female duck come back every day, some hours, to cover her eggs
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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:39 pm

After the ravens broke the first egg, Jackie laid a second one today :woohoo: . This time Shadow saw it so may be :luck: he will be more present close to Mom. He was not there and didn't know he had a first one... :luck:

From earlier. :ty: Liznm for the :vid:
Big Bear Eagles~Jackie is in protective mode ~8:39 pm 2021/01/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEf8iYYP7HI
Pics from the video
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Re: The Wildlife Corner

Post by Sunnybird1995 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:26 pm

Wings are crossed for Jackie & Shadow :luck: .
:woohoo: for their new egg.

Way to go Izzi :thumlft:

And the duck . . . :dunno:
I wish the duck luck. :roll:
Still looking for E9 :rh: October 12, 2019

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Re: The Wildlife Corner

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:43 am

Yesterday at Florida Country, a male Bald Eagle lost its life during a territorial dispute. :ohmy: :( :cry1:
viewtopic.php?p=404788#p404788
:rh: E9: 4 yo. E14 :rh:
One day in the wild is worth a lifetime in a cage. B.Shofstall
RIP 2017-18-19-2020

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Re: The Wildlife Corner

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:23 pm

Yesterday i read 6 eggs were laid...
One duck's egg is missing at Sydney today
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but Mom was back and incubated during at least 8h before leaving
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Others pics are here viewtopic.php?p=405086#p405086
:rh: E9: 4 yo. E14 :rh:
One day in the wild is worth a lifetime in a cage. B.Shofstall
RIP 2017-18-19-2020

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Re: The Wildlife Corner

Post by Pascale » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:22 pm

Things aren’t turning right for Captiva 2nd eaglet Peace. He doesn’t eat enough food, is very lethargic and is very small compared to 1st eaglet. Hopefully there’s no bonking. It could be poisoning or a pellet that wasn’t expelled :no:
AEF is still observing... until too late ? Red ticket should be given by FWS whose “efficiency” has been proved one year ago.

Also a tricky situation at big bear. The only one egg - 1st was eaten by ravens... isn’t brooded a lot. He’s let alone most of the day with cold temperatures.

There’s just a statement released by FOBB
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or by photographers / videographers credited in my message
In love with Harriett and M Family !

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