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CJ 49

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Eagles
Posted: Mar 23, 2012 6:25 PM
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How exciting watching the Decorah eagles. Awaiting the hatching of egg number one. Excellent camera work. If there are any bird lovers out there this is really great. Watched last year and this eagle pair fledged 3 eaglets. If interested they are on ustreamtvdecoraheagles. Lots of fun!!
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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 6:51 PM   in response to: CJ 49 in response to: CJ 49
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a link would be nice

thank you
CJ 49

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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 8:32 PM   in response to: rescure warrior in response to: rescure warrior
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Here's the link. Hope you enjoy. www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles
The cam is on 24/7. Hoping the first egg should hatch this weekend.
Smiley1965


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 12:40 PM   in response to: CJ 49 in response to: CJ 49
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I still haven't seen mom or dad up off of the nest, but according to the text, the second egg is or has hatched this morning. There are three eggs.

http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles
Shar M


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 2:11 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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At 3:10 on Wednesday you can definitely hear chirping.

O m'gosh she is feeding them a dead mouse.

Edited by: Shar M on Mar 28, 2012 3:19 PM
Smiley1965


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 2:32 PM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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Darn, I missed it!
Smiley1965


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 4:41 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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I just saw the two chicks!!!
ssandy


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 5:55 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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I'm truly surprised that some granola munching bird hugger hasn't squawked about invading these eagles privacy. If they were human, this would be unlawful. Most of those folks think animals should have much of the same rights as humans. Heck, I know folks that treat animals way better than they treat humans, going so far as to violate human rights for their own pets' sake, and not have a clue that that might be offensive. I LOVE people that bring their pets to my home unannounced and let them trash my place or carp all over and don't bat an eyelash. FYI, if I'm throwing a reunion, large gettogether, graduation, or the like....don't bring your large pet. I'm fairly certain they weren't on my invite list. And certainly don't let them run all over underfoot, or tangle their leash around great grandmas legs as she is holding a hot cup of coffee or take a dump in the lawn for cousin Brian to step in for a first impression...
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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 5:12 PM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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Wait til she brings them back live ones...
Shar M


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 9:48 PM   in response to: perelandra in response to: perelandra
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Oh, it was live when she first got it but she killed it right on camera and fed them the intestines.

My daughter just called to say that I have gotten her hooked on eagle watching. She said since the mouse, she has fed them a squirrel and a fish. Apparently there have been some good shots of Papa Eagle also close by in the tree. Apparently he's the one doing the hunting.

My seven-year old grandson is enjoying it and asked him mom to forward it to his teacher, but he's having a little trouble understanding this is live as we speak and he keeps thinking it was recorded earlier.
Shar M


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 29, 2012 7:59 AM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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This morning Papa Eagle brought two squirrels and he and mom fed the babies. My daughter was watching when she woke up and said she started complaining loudly and papa came a short time later with breakfast. Grandson wanted his mom to email the site to his teacher because his school is known as the Eagles. She did and now the whole school is watching. So cool! Thank you, CJ 49, for sharing this link.
Smiley1965


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 29, 2012 8:10 AM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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Just briefly caught both mom and dad in the nest, then one flew off
CJ 49

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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 30, 2012 4:49 PM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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You are so welcome. I enjoyed the entire process last year. Would come home from work, grab a glass of the vino, kick up and and enjoy!
The eaglets won't fledge until probably end of June/early July. So, there is a lot of watching to do.
Shar M


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 30, 2012 5:04 PM   in response to: CJ 49 in response to: CJ 49
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Thank you, again. And home for at least part of the day, I check in on it frequently and sometimes get to see some fascinating things. And my grandchildren, 7 and 9, are really enjoying it. Even the baby goes to the computer and says, Birdie, birdie.
CJ 49

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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 30, 2012 5:40 PM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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A lot of classrooms in my area - Illinois - have this website on during their day.
Glad the grandkids are enjoying!
Shar M


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 30, 2012 8:41 PM   in response to: CJ 49 in response to: CJ 49
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My daughter sent it to my grandson's teacher, at his request, and she forwarded it to the rest of the staff. I think a lot of them are watching it. What an education.
Shar M


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 31, 2012 10:11 AM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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Defninitely three babies in the next this morning. All eggs hatched.
Shar M


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Apr 3, 2012 2:02 PM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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Anyone still watching? One of the babies is getting a little stronger and Mama Eagle is letting him out from underneath her occasionally. Then she decides he's been out long enough and stuffs him back in. It will be interesting when all three are strong enough to wander around. I was watching this morning when Papa brought two lovely fish for breakfast. Amazing to me that he knows he's responsible for feeding his family. Our God thought of everything.
Smiley1965


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Apr 3, 2012 3:12 PM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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Oh yes! My coworker and I keep telling each other when there are cute parts to watch. I also thought he was getting a little too far out there and was getting worried!
Smiley1965


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Apr 5, 2012 1:29 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Mom (or dad) is feeding them right now. They are still little bobbleheads. So cute! Wish my mom had good internet and could watch; she's obsessed with going to see the eagles up on the river. When she's over Easter I'll have it up for her to watch.
Jitter

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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 29, 2012 9:50 AM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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Hello, What link are you using to see the Eagles. Jitter
Smiley1965


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 29, 2012 9:54 AM   in response to: Jitter in response to: Jitter
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http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

Just watched one of the parents feed them dead animal parts; then he/she settled back on top of the two chicks. There's still another unhatched egg.
Shar M


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 29, 2012 12:26 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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The meal of choice seems to be squirrel.
Smiley1965


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Mar 29, 2012 12:30 PM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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Tastes like chicken.....

They are so cute! They are like little synchronized bobbleheads!

Edited by: Smiley1965 on Mar 29, 2012 12:33 PM
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Posted: Mar 29, 2012 12:35 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Tastes like chicken..... :p

That's the closest I could get to barf.

Not sure what it is she's feeding them now. Not sure I want to know.

Edited by: Shar M on Mar 29, 2012 1:38 PM
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Re: Eagles
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 11:23 AM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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They are still cute! It's fun to watch the biggest chick pick on his little brothers (or sisters). Just like watching my kids when they were smaller. In fact, they still do that.

Why does it feel like I'm talking to myself lately? WHERE IS EVERYONE?!!!!!
Shar M


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 3:11 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Why does it feel like I'm talking to myself lately? WHERE IS EVERYONE?!!!!! I wondered the same. Mom is having a much harder time keeping them under her wings. She is letting them roam around the next a little. It will be amazing to see how big they get before they finally leave the nest. I am really enjoying this.
Smiley1965


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 3:17 PM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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I think I saw somewhere that they don't leave until June sometime. I remember trying to see it last year, and they were there, then next time I looked they were gone.
Shar M


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Apr 12, 2012 4:26 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Yes, I think the friend who posted it originally said they won't leave until late June or early July. Have you noticed that the bigger one is starting to lose his down and get real feathers? This process just fascinates me.
Shar M


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Apr 13, 2012 10:49 AM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Mom is trying to sit on them this morning but they have gotten way too big.
Smiley1965


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Posted: Apr 13, 2012 10:56 AM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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Both Mom and Dad were there a while ago. Yesterday, one of the little guys had his head hanging over the side. "Hey, what's out here?!"

Sandy, that sounds fun! How neat that you saved all that and get to haul it all up there now :) Enjoy! Take LOTS of pictures!
Shar M


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Apr 13, 2012 11:46 AM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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I saved ballet costumes and prom dresses for years. Daughter didn't want to part with them but claimed she had no room for them. When we moved, she finally agreed to toss them out. She doesn't mind cluttering up my house but not hers. :-)
Smiley1965


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Posted: Apr 13, 2012 12:18 PM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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I have little knitted jackets and hats and booties; I wrapped them up and gave them to Stephen for his 18th birthday a few months ago :) They were so tiny! I have their christening gown hanging up in one of the bedrooms, next to mine! I have special t-shirts they had, and blankets, and toys.....I have a whole tub full of school work I couldn't bear to throw away. Not to mention my 25 or so scrapbooks. The kids fight over them; I tell them they will get all of them one day. "You take them Ben", "No, you take them Stephen".....

Sigh, boys :)

Luckily I have twin nephews younger than my boys; they have received all the rest of the clothes!
Shar M


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Apr 20, 2012 2:54 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Have you noticed how big their wings are getting? And they are beginning to show a few white feathers on their heads, although I understand it takes four to five years before they are full grown and the head becomes completely white. I have enjoyed this so much that I gave a small donation to the organization. I have gotten way more than 10 bucks worth of enjoyment out of it.
Smiley1965


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Apr 20, 2012 3:10 PM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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Yes, they look so much bigger all of a sudden. I've really enjoyed too! They are much more active, and I noticed the white on their heads. So cute!
Smiley1965


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Apr 27, 2012 10:06 AM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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They are getting so big!
Shar M


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Posted: Jun 9, 2012 12:47 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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I think it won't be long now before the eaglets leave the nest. They are really big and starting to hop from the nest to the nearby branches. Lots of exercising their wings. I imagine next they will leave for short trips while mom and dad teach them to hunt for food and then they will be off for good. I am also watching a nest of baby hummingbirds but they are not nearly so interesting at this point.
CJ 49

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Re: Eagles
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 8:01 AM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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You are right. When they do leave the nest it is for good. A transmitter was put on one of last years eaglets. She spent a lot of time in Minnesota but would fly back to the Decorah area. Now however, would you believe she is in the Hudson Bay area! Over 1200 miles she has traveled. Wow.
So glad others are "hooked" on the eagles, too.
Shar M


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 10:10 AM   in response to: CJ 49 in response to: CJ 49
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They are getting stronger and bolder every day. Thank you, CJ, for sharing this. My husband and I have really enjoyed watching it. We are hooked and will be looking forward to next year's eggs.
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Posted: Apr 12, 2012 11:00 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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Smiley1965 wrote:
They are still cute! It's fun to watch the biggest chick pick on his little brothers (or sisters). Just like watching my kids when they were smaller. In fact, they still do that.

Why does it feel like I'm talking to myself lately? WHERE IS EVERYONE?!!!!!

Sorting and washing 21 year old baby clothes and tiny dresses that my first baby got her picture taken in! Gonna bring them out to my first baby and take pictures of her first baby in them!!!!! :D :D :D :D

I saved a collection of baby clothes and heirlooms and whatnots way up in the top of the garage alllllll these years! I have dresses for the girls for their annual Christmas and birthday pics all the way up to about 8 yrs old. Then they got fussier about what they wore, as well as more individual, as well as the market for similar or identical dresses got more difficult as one went to larger kids' sizes/dept. while other one was left behind. That's when I focused more on saving all their school work and newspaper articles. Everyone is famous in a small town and my kids were certainly no exception!
Too, I'm digging up old photo portraits and making comparisons by age....neat! Very very neat! :D :D :D

(...can you tell I'm beaming???)

Oooh, and not to mention, (listen up all you parents with garages and basements full of stuff for decades upon decades) I'm taking a sampling of bedroom and other accoutrements that belong to my oldest, to furnish her own home with now that she has one, instead of mine! Whooohooo! :D

Smiley1965


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Apr 19, 2012 12:16 PM   in response to: ssandy in response to: ssandy
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It's raining. Mom and dad are looking a little bedraggled. Momma is shielding the chicks with her wings.
Shar M


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Posted: Apr 19, 2012 2:40 PM   in response to: Smiley1965 in response to: Smiley1965
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My daughter had been saving some of the beautiful clothes that our grandaughter, now almost 10, wore when she was little. Since the last baby was a boy, and he will be the last, she decided she needed to go through them and give some of them to me for the crisis pregnancy center where I volunteer. Yesterday I brought home all of these beautiful little things, washed them and hung them on hangars. It was such an emotional experience. I called my daughter and said, "Who wore these precious little clothes? It can't be that sweet, long-legged girl that lives at your house now." It just doesn't seem possible that that precious baby is now 10. I talked to her next and told her how precious she had been and how precious she still is to me. She said, "I love you, Grammie." Of course, she always says that whenever I see her or talk to her on the phone but it's hard to equate this almost grown up girl with that little baby. Oh, well, thanks for sharing my nostalgic moment.
Smiley1965


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Re: Eagles
Posted: Apr 19, 2012 4:11 PM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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That's so sweet! What a blessing to be a grandma, huh?
CJ 49

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Re: Eagles
Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:01 AM   in response to: CJ 49 in response to: CJ 49
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Did you hear the sad news? On July 3rd, D12 (the oldest of this year's Decorah eaglets) was found dead at the base of a power pole. Electrocuted --- with a wing span of 6-8 feet they said it occasionally can touch two wires.
The banded eagle from 2011 "litter", "bunch", eaglets whatever you'd call a group of eaglets ------anyway it's' been tracked to Hudson Bay. Summering in the arctic---hummmmm does sound to bad with the heat we've been "enjoying" here in the midwest.
Shar M


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Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:39 AM   in response to: CJ 49 in response to: CJ 49
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I had not heard that and am sad to hear it. My husband and I enjoyed them so much. It's hard to imagine those fuzzy little eaglets growing so large in such a short period of time. I'm looking forward to next year already.
Shar M


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Re:Bear cam
Posted: Jul 25, 2012 7:39 PM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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I really miss the eagle cam but now we have found a bear cam. Earlier today, all you could see were the salmon spawning but tonight the bears are there in force for a meal. Lots of entertainment.

http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls
Shar M


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Re:Bear cam
Posted: Jul 26, 2012 7:33 AM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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Eight bears there feasting on salmon when I checked last night. I don't know that much about bears but evening must be the best time to see them.
CJ 49

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Re:Bear cam
Posted: Jul 27, 2012 8:44 AM   in response to: Shar M in response to: Shar M
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Thanks
I checked out the "bear" web site and will see if can help with "eagle-withdrawl"
Isn't it amazing that we are now able to experience nature so up-close.
Happy Day everyone!