Oh, it was fantastic to see our granddaughter and her partner. It has been so long! We had Jackie and Shadow on all the evening thinking that bells and horns would sound – or something – if there was a pip.
Friends of Big Bear have posted on their FB page that Jackie and Shadow have a pip!
It is possible that you already know this and are one of 5240 persons watching with tears in their eyes. This fabulous couple certainly brings the emotion out in all of us. Let this be their year to triumph.
From pip to hatch can be 24 hours. Send them all your love and best wishes. This beautiful Bald Eagle couple certainly deserve it!
I went to the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1990 and received my PhD from the University of Leicester in 1993. After three decades of university teaching, I retired to devote my time to the study of raptor behaviour. I am particularly interested in Ospreys and am working on a long term project on third hatch survival and siblicide in these raptors. My blog is a result of a fascination with my local wildlife and the desire to encourage others to love and care for birds! I live on the Canadian Prairies and prior to the pandemic travelled a lot. I am questioning the use of aviation fuel at the moment as we all strive to help our planet. My early research was in politics and art including British public statues exported to Southeast Asia and Vietnam Resistors that contributed much to Canadian ceramics. Books and articles were published on those subjects over a period of 3 decades. Now I am working on books for children so they can learn about the challenges our raptors face.
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Mary Ann 5is is very exciting! Thanks for the news! Good wishes to them!
Good night snd take care!
You are so very welcome, Linda. Sorry for my late reply. It is always nice when there is good news from the nests.
That’s exciting news, Mary Ann! Thanks so much for letting us know. I’ve been really nervous for Jackie and Shadow after what they went through last year. Hoping all goes well this time!
Glad you had such a lovely visit with your granddaughter!
Me, too. I am just holding my breath and watching. They are adorable and I believe you can hear the chick cheeping. We all remember the pip last year but this one looks more advanced. We wait and hope.