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Bringing kittenface's Video over!!

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From Greg Septon!!

2016 WE nesting Report!!



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:sorrow: I'm going to be honest with you ... I just don't know if I can keep doing this ... We have lost Spirit one of the three juvies belonging to Rachel and Steve of Hog Island to another eagle flyby!!! One juvie fledged when it saw the eagle coming and has not been seen since and one remains @ the nest. They are saying Rachel tried to foil the attack! This is the same nest we lost the 2 chicks that were much younger last year! Short video of event @ the site.


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Happy Birthday BCAW! Thank you SGB for leading us through seven years, so glad for all my friends and the Falcons, some old Falcons that have been with us the whole time!


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:sorrow: I'm going to be honest with you ... I just don't know if I can keep doing this ... We have lost Spirit one of the three juvies belonging to Rachel and Steve of Hog Island to another eagle flyby!!! One juvie fledged when it saw the eagle coming and has not been seen since and one remains @ the nest. They are saying Rachel tried to foil the attack! This is the same nest we lost the 2 chicks that were much younger last year! Short video of event @ the site.
:sorrow: Oh, it is so hard to lose one when we have invested so much of ourselves. I keep having to remind myself this is the way of nature where it is all about the will to live and sometimes I do not like the outcome. When I see what any bird goes through I am amazed that any can survive, but thankfully they do and I relish each one.
I even like the starlings. :teehee: They are clever and clearly have pushy personalities! I think obxbarb and I are the only ones on the forum that do!!

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RE: Hog Island Osprey...

Some great news amidst this tragedy...Little B has been found safe and sound!!
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:sorrow: I'm going to be honest with you ... I just don't know if I can keep doing this ... We have lost Spirit one of the three juvies belonging to Rachel and Steve of Hog Island to another eagle flyby!!! One juvie fledged when it saw the eagle coming and has not been seen since and one remains @ the nest. They are saying Rachel tried to foil the attack! This is the same nest we lost the 2 chicks that were much younger last year! Short video of event @ the site.
:sorrow: Oh, it is so hard to lose one when we have invested so much of ourselves. I keep having to remind myself this is the way of nature where it is all about the will to live and sometimes I do not like the outcome. When I see what any bird goes through I am amazed that any can survive, but thankfully they do and I relish each one.
I even like the starlings. :teehee: They are clever and clearly have pushy personalities! I think obxbarb and I are the only ones on the forum that do!!


I like Starlings. I enjoy listening to them sing! :loveheart:

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Acenet will be updating the software, MySQL, to the latest version. The upgrade will take place this evening, 8/5, at approximately 11 pm (UTC-5, I think). During this time period, BCAW may go off line for up to 60 minutes.

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gigi wrote:
SWINWK wrote:
:sorrow: I'm going to be honest with you ... I just don't know if I can keep doing this ... We have lost Spirit one of the three juvies belonging to Rachel and Steve of Hog Island to another eagle flyby!!! One juvie fledged when it saw the eagle coming and has not been seen since and one remains @ the nest. They are saying Rachel tried to foil the attack! This is the same nest we lost the 2 chicks that were much younger last year! Short video of event @ the site.
:sorrow: Oh, it is so hard to lose one when we have invested so much of ourselves. I keep having to remind myself this is the way of nature where it is all about the will to live and sometimes I do not like the outcome. When I see what any bird goes through I am amazed that any can survive, but thankfully they do and I relish each one.
I even like the starlings. :teehee: They are clever and clearly have pushy personalities! I think obxbarb and I are the only ones on the forum that do!!


:dancegirl: Thanks gigi! I don't know if you saw the commentary from a cam op that sky posted to site, but I think it's wonderful and worthy of all to read, especially after the tragic events we sometimes witness happening to our very special friends!

I also wanted to share a post by CamOp_Kwaahu from 8/3. I thought it was quite poignant..( I copied/saved it.)

Hi, everyone! I'm only here for a few moments today, because I need to keep an inward silence, but I wanted to share something with you all. I hope you will bear with me and forgive how long this is, but this is the community that nurtures and teaches and I wanted to share with you what I've learned from this nest of Osprey:

Rachel and Steve have taught me that they are even better parents and caretakers of their children than I ever imagined.
Knowing where Bierre was in the trees, Rachel brought the first meal of the day to him, bringing him not only the nourishment of fish, but that of a loving, caring heart to settle her firstborn down and help him retrench and recover.
Steve, ever the watchful provider, stayed close to him through the night and, after the Eagle flew by the trees, unsettling his boy, he took him on a training flight around the Bay, showing him the greater area of his home territory, the perching places, fishing spots, and the majesty of flying. This further helped strengthen and encourage him in ways that greatly add to his chances of survival, and internalising the lessons he learned when he flew for his life.

And I learned that we, as humans, have qualities that bind and imprison us, and that these same qualities bring a richness and fullness to our lives when we walk in a balanced manner upon the earth.

Being blessed with this window into the intimate lives of Osprey, as humans, we “claimed” them as “our own.” We invest hours and hours of our lives, our hearts, our creativity, our minds in these wonderful beings which, while enlightening us and opening us to how precious and worth saving their lives and their homes are, and how deeply we are connected to them and everything around us, we make the mistake of this “laying claim.”

We build structures in our minds and hearts containing them, and then we decide how we want Life to bend to our wishes, railing wildly against anything that threatens our planned scenarios or desired outcomes. In our littleness, we want to destroy whatever comes along to upset these little worlds of ours. Or, at the very least, manipulate Nature to “protect” it from the facts of its nature. Even though I spent most of the season trying not to be, the desire to let down my guard and become attached to what I claimed as cherished members of my family, giving free rein to my feelings, hopes, desires and dreams became, instead of the controlled enjoyment and savouring of every moment, every development, every treasured adventure in their lives, filled with abandon and joyous experience…and, I breathed a sigh of relief.

It was directly after that, and I mean truly immediately after that, that we lost our little Spirit to the Eagles.

I took the time to search my soul, to pray and meditate, to be of service to our community and the Osprey, to regroup and recover.

What I came to realise was that it was a gift that the attack happened when it did. “Our” Bierre was ready to fly. He saved his own life. Rachel and Steve were there, at the ready, and prevented another child from being taken. Spirit, bless her heart, tried to fly to freedom but could not. Today, two days later, I heard her say to me, when I, in my mind, was there at the nest to wrap her in my heart as the Eagle carried her away, “I’m an Osprey. This is what happens,” and I remembered the Osprey song’s words, “that’s just the way it goes.”

This camera is giving me an opportunity to see life through their eyes, not my own. I have been blessed with seeing how incredible Steve and Rachel are at caring for their family. I watched a very brave, young Osprey take his first flight, slowly recover from his terror and disorientation, returning home stronger and hopefully wiser, having lost his innocence. I have watched the happy abandon with which Eric welcomed him home, and kept painful vigil with him as he had the unpleasant experience of suddenly being without his two closest companions. I got to witness their still being babies, and how they are adapting to the changes in their lives.

I feel much older, tired, and I think, a little wiser. Now, I’m going to do my best to celebrate the moments, but with Osprey sensibility, not my own. This is a perilous life, a fragile life. None of us knows how long it lasts, or what will take it away. All I have is every moment, and it’s not okay to keep the feelings always held in check, because they are what gives life its meaning, its potency, its preciousness. Nor am I to give every feeling free rein, or fail to temper it with wisdom and discretion; it is up to me to give every moment of life my presence: enjoying the gifts, suffering the pain, laughing and crying and adding to the fabric of the universe through meaningful, thoughtful, considerate action free from selfishness and littleness.


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 Post subject: Re: BREAKING NEWS~August-December, 2016
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:5val: Ozzie's photo is in a photography contest! You can vote once every 24 hours. Please vote for Ozzie! :flirty:http://bit.ly/2amQ7f4 This is from The Weather Channel. There are 4 judges and am hoping he will be the "Fan Favorite." So far, he is the #1 vote getter by the people!!! :sum9:


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First egg for Emily & Frederick - Caloundra, Australia. Probably on August 7.
They have a new spot, on top of the building. Robyn Hills was able to get up there to take a picture.


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First egg for Emily & Frederick - Caloundra, Australia. Probably on August 7.
They have a new spot, on top of the building. Robyn Hills was able to get up there to take a picture.


Thanks, DEF! I saw a picture of their first egg on Facebook, but I didn't know where the nest was. Well, hopefully they won't be disturbed there.
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:sum9: The Weather Channel announced Ozzie is "Fan Favorite" for week 1 of photo contest!!! Final results will be announced on 9/12/16! Please remember to vote every 24 hours for Ozzie!!! :flirty:http://bit.ly/2amQ7f4 See you Saturday! :dancegirl:


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RE: Sydney Sea Eagles.

Very sad to report that SE 18 has died. Official notice on FB




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https://www.facebook.com/ManassasAirportEagles/?fref=ts

Is anyone familiar with the Manassas Airport Eagles (in Virginia). I haven't read the entire story, but it seems as if an active Eagles' nest has been destroyed by construction (without permits).

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https://www.facebook.com/ManassasAirportEagles/?fref=ts

Is anyone familiar with the Manassas Airport Eagles (in Virginia). I haven't read the entire story, but it seems as if an active Eagles' nest has been destroyed by construction (without permits).

Please share.

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https://www.facebook.com/ManassasAirportEagles/?fref=ts

Is anyone familiar with the Manassas Airport Eagles (in Virginia). I haven't read the entire story, but it seems as if an active Eagles' nest has been destroyed by construction (without permits).

Please share.


:omg

I'll tell ya...nothing surprises me anymore!! As public as this protest appears to be, I cannot believe that US Fish (etc) is not aware of this!! Have they turned a blind eye or granted permission?

Thanks for the heads up!!

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http://wtop.com/prince-william-county/2 ... -manassas/

Here's an article from July, 2016 - "agreement" - FB shows picture of nesting tree removed...
(I still haven't had time to read everything - but this sounds abominable.)

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