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Old Apr 10, 2011, 2:13 PM   #121
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Hi Bob,

this is really a great insight as to the way Eagles raise their young. A wonderful opportunity for young kids to get a first hand look at how nature works.
Not to mention us old kids.

Thanx for sharing.

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Old Apr 11, 2011, 5:44 PM   #122
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[QUOTE=boBBrennan;1209432]Ted, as you know numbers are interesting & fun; all my numbers in the goofiness are in fact real, I did that for that long in that many ways before retiring 4-yrs back (Mar 27).

Have you noticed the day 11 facts; 9-11, Haiti & now Japan all happened on the 11th day of a month.
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Along your idea, here's an intereting link:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...medium=twitter



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Old Apr 16, 2011, 7:16 PM   #123
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The Decorah, Ia bald eagle family endured a very tough week which saw a couple inches of snow last night on the nest.

Today Pop was on the nest quite often and helped tend to the the 'nestkeeping', feeding and at one time huddled with MOM to cover the youngsters for quite a while. He stays on the nest everyday when she leaves for doing whatever it is she does when she leaves. It is very interesting (to me) to see the parents share the duties to family.

Food is plentiful at the nest, it is close by the Decorah fish hatchery. The two oldest of the three are showing feather pins so the next two weeks will see extraordinary growth.

Hopefully better weather for a while too.

Live Cam is now found here:
http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles#...medium=3064708
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 8:38 PM   #124
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I have wondered what may be involved in manufacturing camera lenses. This link is to an article & 3 youTube videos of the making of the CANON 500mm f/4.

http://www.petapixel.com/2010/04/19/...00mm-f4l-lens/
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 6:01 AM   #125
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is supposed to be more visible in the next two weeks than ever before. This link discusses that and gives links to web sites that can tell you when and where to look for it from your location:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...s-how-to-do-it

Of course this assumes you don't live between the east coast and the midwest, an area that has rain in the forecast from now until eternity.

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is supposed to be more visible in the next two weeks than ever before. This link discusses that and gives links to web sites that can tell you when and where to look for it from your location:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...s-how-to-do-it

Of course this assumes you don't live between the east coast and the midwest, an area that has rain in the forecast from now until eternity.

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Thanks for the info Ted. (We are pretty rain free down here. Our rainy season doesn't start untill June 1. ) A couple of years ago, the ISS passed overhead here while one of the shuttles was docked to it It was an impressive sight. Hope the clouds break where you are so that you get a chance to see it. It travels pretty fast across the sky, so it is only visible for a couple of minutes.
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It travels pretty fast across the sky, so it is only visible for a couple of minutes.
Which is why I was floored by the photo in that npr link. No amateur or semi-professional telescope I know of, can slew that fast. Neither of mine can.

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Hope all the guys from Texas are safe during this latest round of strong storm systems moving thru the area.
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Tnx Steven, tonight's storms were mostly 30-50 miles to the south & east of DFW. Many tornados tonight in that storm set. We in Arlington have not had severe weather these past 3-days but surely it has been dangerous across the state.

The rains have finally quieted the wildfire's which have been much more devastating than has the weather with many properties & homes burned to the ground. The fires were to the west & northwest of Ft Worth but did get close, within an hour.

Thanks very much your concerned post, very appreciated.
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Came across an interesting photoblog by an E-5 user. He really has some excellent bird shots in his galleries.

http://www.nedbagno.com/
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