• Holly Spangler

    Eagles, 24/7

    My Generation

     by Holly Spangler
     on March 7, 2011

    After I posted last week about the eagle in our front yard, Randy and Sharon Parks shared a link to a 24/7 live streaming eagle cam. Check it out here. (Note: there's a 30 second commercial before you get to the eagles.)   My daughter has accused her grandma of being borderline obsessed with these eagles ("Grandma's watchin' the eagles again.") but the whole thing really is fascinating. It's the brainchild of the Raptor Resource Project, which has directed a camera at an eagle nest…

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  • Holly Spangler

    Soaring on Wings

    My Generation

     by Holly Spangler
     on March 4, 2011

    Earlier this week, John ran in the house and told me to grab my camera: there was an eagle in the field just next to the house. I did and we all huddled at the window to watch. He was 150 yards away or so. Or maybe 50? Or maybe 250? I'm not so good with estimating distance. He was a ways out there. Far enough that my 200 mm zoom lens really didn't pick him up all that well. Still, he was huge. We've seen more and more eagles around this part of western Illinois the past few years. They're…

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