and the article starts out like this...
Everybody was supposed to be enthralled this month with Price William and Kate Middleton and their lavish royal wedding April 29 in London. But an Iowa couple - a pair of eagles nesting 80 feet up in a cottonwood tree in Iowa- trumped the British lovebirds...
To read the article in it's entirety, and take in some lovely photos go here. Take note that the eagle photos in the article can also be purchase there from the Des Moines Register online. I know there are lots and lots of school children & even grandmothers with grandchildren watching this...how fun to have a picture to hang upon the walls of the class room of this famous Iowa couple. Dollars raised thus far from the "Soar Sampler" pattern for the Raptor Resource Project - $635.00 & counting. For those of you who are joining us for this stitch-a-long*, the official kick off day of the SAL* is Monday April 18th. It is at that time you can begin sharing digital photos of your works-in-progress with me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post pics on consecutive Fridays through May 13th. Also, please share some info along with your photos, such as fabric choice (size & color), floss choice and blog address if you are blogging about your wip. Should be fun...I can hardly wait!
I have been dying to see where and how the camera was set up. Thanks for showing me that this a.m.
Glad all is well so far this weekend. You never know what April will bring, do you?
All look pretty healthy and happy this morning. I'm sure they are glad that they can be out in the air so much now. I do wish the adults would "clean out that refrigerator" though!
Way more interesting than the royal couple! The size of that nest is amazing. Thanks for all of the information on the eagles for all of us that don't live in Iowa, its so fascinating. Julie
Appropriate day to begin the stitch-along since the 18th of April is Patriots Day which is an official holiday in Massachusetts and Maine (because Maine was part of Massachusetts until 1820). Though better-known today as "Marathon Monday" for the Boston Marathon the holiday commemorates the Battle of Lexington and Concord and "the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" (and others).
Thanks Brenda for always keeping us updated.
I'm glad to hear there are photo's for purchase.
I have to admit I've been taking pictures of the computer.
When I show pictures to people they ask how did you get so close ~ I tell them I climbed a tree 80 feet in the air.LOL. Then I tell them how they to can watch the Eagles ~ It's the buzz around here.
Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy the Eagle watching and the rest of the weekend.
I was worrying last night. The parent was not really tending the babies, but kept preening herself..She was sitting up and was acting different than usual. I finally had to go to bed! Worry~worry! Thank you for all the information you give to those of us who never get to see these beautiful birds! I am excited to reconnect with X stitch via your wonderful sampler! THANKS!
I was so excited tonight while watching ABC News and saw that the eagles were featured! And I knew about it from your blog. Thank you for this wonderful experience.
Don't know where in IA you live, but am hoping that all is well for your family!
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