March 18, 2015

Not so Wordless Wednesday

A friend of Mom's sent her the link to this Bald Eagle Cam.  Here's what it says:


Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest

A pair of Bald Eagles are now nesting within 5 miles of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania along the Monongahela River near where the famed Carnegie Steel 
Homestead site once existed. Industrialization beginning in the 19th century led to extensive unregulated pollution of the rivers, which decimated fish populations that eagles feed on. For example, during a survey on Monongahela River in 1967, one scientist could find only one bluegill. As efforts to clean the waterways took effect over the past 30 years, 76 species of fish have been found in the Monongahela. Experts say it has probably been more than 250 years since Bald Eagles last nested along Pittsburgh’s three rivers. As recently as the mid-1980s, there were just a few remaining nesting Bald Eagles pairs anywhere in Pennsylvania. This year marks 30 years since the reintroduction of Bald Eagles in Pennsylvania. With the help of the Canadian government, several agencies brought bald eagle chicks back to their states to reintroduce Bald Eagles. Today, Pennsylvania boasts more than 250 nests.

We can't get it to embed in the post so here's the link....it's really fascinating to watch these beautiful fev-vers in their nest.  Here are the expected hatch dates:  Expected hatch dates: 3/24 & 3/27

We can't embed the cam but click HERE to see it.   Enjoy!


Please keep our Dad in your purrs and prayers today.  He's having his cataract surgery this morning.


20 comments:

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We prefer little birds we can grab. Bigs one like that , no-no.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

How awesome!

Julie said...

Paws crossed for Dad, it'll be amazing once the surgery's done, honest!
I luffs those big Mr Birdies
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Paws crossed for an uncomplicated surgery for your Dad.

The Island Cats said...

Those bald eagles are pretty awesome!

Purrs for your dad that all goes well.

Madi and Mom said...

Double and triple WOW!!
What a magnificent story and photo
We're heading over now
Hugs madi Raz's gal

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY STARS we got so excited about the Eagle we also meant to wish your Dad a very successful cataract surgery
M&M

Katiez Furry Mewz said...

Praying that all goes well with the cataract surgery! Remember to wear your sunglasses afterwards!!!

-Katie Kat.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I will say a prayer for your Dad.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope you Dad's cataract surgery goes well and hope it makes everything look brighter for him.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Good luck to Dad with his surgery!!!

It will be so much fun to watch that nesting develop over time into baby eaglets. Sadly two bald eagles were shot and killed in two of our state's counties - stupid peeps!!!

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Terri said...

We hope your daddy's surgery goes well. Years ago, I watched my father's cataract surgery via video camera. It's really fascinating!

I have a couple bald eagle cams that I'm watching. One of them has fuzzy eaglets already!

Kitties Blue said...

That is so cool. Lily sat on Mom's lap and watched the live feed. Too bad one of the eggs was broken. Mau sends lots of smooches and love to Allie. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

da tabbies o trout towne said...

sew...now knot onlee due we hafta fite bearz for R fish... but BURDZ two

faaaaaaaaaaaaa

best fishes two yur dad guys...we hope hiz sir jerry goez grate N him comes home with ex ray vizionz !!

Brian said...

That is so darn cool. Purrs to your Dad, we hope all went well.

Caren Gittleman said...

I saw one of these last year and loved it!

The Swiss Cats said...

Pawsome ! Purrs

dezizworld said...

Dat's weally cool. Weez purrayin' fur yous daddy. Mommy sez it's a bweeze and we hope it duz him good.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Flynn said...

Sending purrs for your dad.

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

Those eagles are so cool!
We will send purrs and prayers to your dad!