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Old 03-03-2009, 12:25 AM   #1
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Mar 4, 2009: Cold Eagle

Everyone should be pretty much aware of the winter storms that blew up the Eastern U.S. these past few days.
They dumped snow from Alabama to Maine, and a tornado in I think Georgia.
Windy, snowy, cold, and unless you're as crazy as winter camping BigV, you certainly want to be indoors.

But what about our furry and feathered forest friends?
At the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland, Mom Eagle is sitting on two eggs.



By yesterday morning she was wearing snow, and had to be hungry.
After all, she couldn't pop down to Dunkin' Donuts or the Quickie Mart.

Fortunately, Pop Eagle showed up... didn't stay, but brought sushi for brunch.



Poor Mom Eagle, I wonder if she knows when those eggs hatch, her troubles are just beginning.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:29 AM   #2
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At least if she doesn't have an appetite the fish will keep for a few days.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:46 AM   #3
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She's probably bored just sitting there. Maybe Pop Eagle should bring her a movie, too.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:08 AM   #4
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I've always been amazed at the dedication animals have for their offspring. The humanoid could learn a lot from this. Most fowl will die before they let you take their eggs. And there are humans who will toss their young like so much trash. Very sad.
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psssttt..... lets just eat the fish and leave the bird alone this ONE time.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:16 AM   #5
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And the baby's name will be Swanson.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:22 AM   #6
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I've always been amazed at the dedication animals have for their offspring. The humanoid could learn a lot from this. Most fowl will die before they let you take their eggs. And there are humans who will toss their young like so much trash. Very sad.
Great IoTD.
psssttt..... lets just eat the fish and leave the bird alone this ONE time.
and then there are the humans who adopt and the cuckoos who deposit their eggs elsewhere....

I'll take my eagle eggs over easy, thanks :p
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:03 AM   #7
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I've always been amazed at the dedication animals have for their offspring. The humanoid could learn a lot from this. Most fowl will die before they let you take their eggs. time.
Ummm, no? This is squishy anthropomorphic hooey. Eggs are a fungible commodity. That is, new ones can be created to replace the old ones, albeit at considerable cost to the parent(s). But a dead parent can no longer reproduce.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:20 AM   #8
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The determined set of her snowy head let's us know that she will be a good mother!
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:28 AM   #9
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I was under the impression that the males camped with the eggs and the female was out hunting, but that might just the penguins...
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:47 AM   #10
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Feathers are great insulators, but that beak is probably really cold.

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http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/i...zoo/eagle.html
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:15 PM   #11
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that's cool, Janet!
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:17 PM   #12
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:33 PM   #13
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This seemed pretty early to me, but some research shows that Bald Eagles lay eggs all the way from December in Florida to May in Alaska.
Our local ones in Northern California are just finishing nest building.
Both these eggs have now sucessfully hatched after about 35 days of incubation.
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:02 PM   #14
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I forgot to ask if it is now the Xe National Wildlife Refuge.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:04 AM   #15
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