|Mother Eagle - Photo by Duane Noblick|
On Tuesday morning the Mother Eagle was hunting and was struck by an airplane and killed ... it was one of the saddest days... for everyone. These majestic Eagles touched my heart, and a very large number of other kindred spirits, in a way I cannot explain.. My heartfelt thoughts go out to all the school children in classes everywhere who were using this cam to learn about Eagles ... and now they also have to learn how fragile life is for wild animals. These majestic Eagles have owned the sky and to think that a man-made machine was responsible is beyond belief. The Eagles were the ones that had to become urbanized to exist to our environment. This tragedy just seems so unnecessary. The father was hunting with her and barely escaped being hit also. Isn't she majestic?
|Photo by Duane Noblick|
|Three Eaglets - Photo by Nathan Jones and Tim Nuckols|
The educational quality of this moderated chat was outstanding and the moderators devotion to the Eagles and to us was so evident. The school children's questions were very insightful - I loved this site and I so connected with this miracle of life. Did you know that if you find an Eagle feather you cannot keep it as it is against the law? You have to turn it in. I did not know this until I watched and learned. While there are other Eagle cams, this is the one I bonded with. This Eagle family made such an impression and I will miss them so much. My heart is heavy - tears streaming - Judy C on another journey of life