Soar SAL Reminder...

For those of you who want to be included in this weeks SOAR STITCH A LONG, please have photos emailed to me at order@countrystitchesonline.com (subject: soar sal) by 9:00PM CST this evening. The WIP photos of the Soar Samplers will be posted in Friday's post.

Also on a sad note, I've heard via the grapevine that there has been tragedy at the eagles nest in Norfolk, VA. Mom eagle was killed by a plane hit. The nest there, I understand, is near the airport. What I've heard is that they have rescued the young and they will be raised in a rehabilitation center of some sorts and then be released when they are ready.

I feel so badly for the dad eagle, he not only lost his mate for life, but his little ones as well. For those of us who have been following the Decorah, IA eagle family we know that as big and mighty as these birds are, tragedy can strike at any moment. Our dad eagle lost his first mate as well, momma eagle is his second mate. If you haven't watched the PBS documentary, American Eagle yet, I urge you to take some time to do so. It documents the Iowa eagles, the loss of his first mate and the courting of a new mate...the eagle as we know today, as our momma eagle. It is a beautiful love story, really.

Have a good day,


mdgtjulie said...

What a tragedy. We can use all the eagles we can get. Do you know why they didn't just let daddy eagle take care of the young?

Jennifer said...

Yes, Momma Eagle's death was/is quite the tragedy here in Hampton Roads. Apparently she was killed by an airplane that was landing at Norfolk International Airport. You see, her nest at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens is just a stone's throw away from the airport. Daddy Eagle made a valiant effort to feed the three babies later that day, but in watching him, the experts decided that it would be in the best interest of the babies to move them to a foster nest.

Those Eagles have been nesting here for about 10 years and I'm very sad that they will no longer be there. I do hope that Daddy is able to find a new mate and that either they or another pair of Eagles call the nest home.

Maybe you could put a little dedication to the Norfolk Mama Eagle in future patterns.......