Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Spunky Has Fledged


spunky has fledged
Video sent by glo77
6:41 am Spunky our 3rd little eaglet has fledged. He is a Spirited little one. Flag day fledge suits him just wonderfully. Be Safe, Be Strong, Be Free little buddy. OH and check back in please...we all need to see you in that nest ONE MORE TIME>

Visit the website with lots more pictures of these three beautiful eagles from 3 eggs to three fledglings.Just follow hilighted link!
More to be revealed! "quoting Sharon" who actually was up early enough to catch these 2fledgings and send them to me.

19 comments:

Crisco's #1 fan, sharon said...

Thanks Glo for putting this on here. Such a sad/happy day.

Just Vicky said...

Thanks Glo, he wasn't real sure but he did it! No more babies!

Vicky

Crisco's #1 fan, sharon said...

Here is my blow-by-blow of the fledge - 6:41 a.m. He is at the launching pad. Been moving his wings a little bit, trying to get up the courage. Just back over to 9 o'clock and did a little poop shoot and then back to the lauching pad. Lightened that load a little bit! Oh my God, he just spread his wings out, he has the look. Nope, folded them back in! Doing a lot of flapping all over the nest. Back at the launching pad, looking around. Just moved a little closer to the edge. He wants to really bad! He is so close to the edge, his head gets out of camera range sometimes. He keeps spreading his wings out like he is going to and then back in. It is 6:50 now. A little head bopping going on. Camera freezing up a little bit. Wings back out. Now back in but head still bobbing. My heart is racing. Head keeps going out of view. 6:56 a.m. Wings back out. 6:58 a.m. SPUNKY HAS FLEDGED!!!

Nancy said...

Thanks Glo for the video and Sharon for the play by play account. Watching the eaglets hatch, grow, and launch has been very special to me. I keep thinking that there are lessons here that many human beings could learn from... things about family, consistency and hard work. Well, I'm glad Spunky finally fledged, but I feel really empty too.

Nancy

Nancy said...

Thanks Glo for the video and Sharon for the play by play account. Watching the eaglets hatch, grow, and launch has been very special to me. I keep thinking that there are lessons here that many human beings could learn from... things about family, consistency and hard work. Well, I'm glad Spunky finally fledged, but I feel really empty too.

Nancy

floralgirl said...

Yes, thanks for the wonderful video of "our" baby eagle taking it's first flight. What a wonderful sight. Getting to watch these birds come into the world and grow and thrive like they have has been so enjoyable. Thanks to you and the others for sharing your videos with the rest of us

Sandy said...

I think I'm going to cry....... I will sure miss little Spunky..hatched on my birthday!

Crisco's #1 fan, sharon said...

Happy Birthday Sandy and Happy Fledge Day, Spunky and Happy Flag Day, everybody!!

movin said...

Great clip, Glo, and maybe the best...you could see him getting his wings and flight feathers ready, his tail ready, checking the wind with his head, and the whole operation.

Really rewarding to see him go at last.

Thanks to you gals for all the dedication to the Bald Eagle Watch Brigade.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the video, Glo. Awesome to see our little friend take flight!

KC In San Diego said...

Great job, Glo! I just sent that to several people who have listened to me go on and on about the eaglets...

Anonymous said...

Thanks Glo, I have been watching these Eagles from work since they were just little small grey things. Someone sent me the site in an e-mail. I have enjoyed them so much. I wish there was some way we could see where they go and how they do, but that's mother nature. I just hope that I can remember to check in next year. Do you all have any other site to watch babies? I love Eagles. I am from WV and have only saw one Eagle in flight on a vacation in Wyoming! I will never forget the beautiful site! Thanks for sharing Spunky's fledge.

janetm said...

Thanks for posting the video of little Spunky! Loved it! I certainly have learned alot from the experience of watching these little ones grow and fledge. Learned patience too waiting & hoping the live video would work!! haha. Question, how were you able to record the video feed? I tried and tried with realplayer, but never could figure it out.
Hope all our eaglets are safe & sound tonight!!!

Glo said...

Spunky's song
June 13, the song went like this...

Where is Spunky, where is Spunky?
Here I am, Here I am
Hidin' round the trunk of the tree
See if you can find me
Eaglet Moms, Eaglet Moms

(Gotta have tree at the end, rhymes w/ me)
Tuesday, June 13, 2006 11:21:10 AM

June 14, the song went like this

Spunky’s New Tune – Revised June 14, 2006

Where is Spunky, Where is Spunky,
In the air, In the air
Soaring like an eagle
Oh however graceful
See me fly, In the sky
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 7:12:39 AM

Glo said...

I meant to add that I posted the above song for Paula...who is busy manning "womanning" the Momster BLOG . I just thought it is a special part of the memory of our last little eaglet to saor!!

Thanks Paula

wvgal_dana said...

Wow Glo I came in to see the 7 minute new video it is beautiful; now I'm really glad we didn't change the eaglets names....you work brings tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. Thank you so much for these videos and stills.
I re-watched some others too lol
Again thank you

MEMA Jo said...

Our last little eaglet - not so sure at first - but we all knew he would just Do It! and he did! Thank you Glo for all these clips! Beautifully organized! LLOL

wvgal_dana said...

June 17, 2006 3:07 pm Glo I visited your site and love how you have it where you click on an eagle and the video starts....great ideas you have!!!
Can't remember the date I had visited here but loved it so much sent it to sister-in-law; she too had been watching the NCTC Eagles. I got on the phone to help her with the email I sent and got her to click to see the videos. She felt like she was there thank you so so much.

Suzanne said...

Glo, this is wonderful! Brought tears to my eyes. So exciting, but so sad that day. I remember, and Sharon's blow by blow of the action. Rivited to the computer, I can tell you! Thanks for putting this out here for us all to share!