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 FledgeFest Open House at David's
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By: PacNorWest (offline) on Monday, July 22 2013 @ 11:19 AM EDT  
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By: PacNorWest (offline) on Monday, July 22 2013 @ 11:25 AM EDT  
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Hi Elle,

You were missed at the FF. I'm hoping to see you and Mr. Elle at FF next year.


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By: elle (offline) on Monday, July 22 2013 @ 11:41 AM EDT  
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Thanks Doug. And sorry for interrupting your photos with my post. very embarrassed Who knows what next year will bring? Smile

I was going to ask for information on how to get a copy of Mary's book about Benn Kramer but I found it already on the internet. I have been waiting patiently for this book to be published!






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By: karenbills (offline) on Monday, July 22 2013 @ 01:00 PM EDT  
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The book written by Mary Scott, David's wife, can be ordered through Hancock House here:

http://www.hancockhouse.com/products/benkra.htm

The price is $22.95 plus postage and handling, etc. We sold the books for $20 or 3 for $50 at FledgeFest and Mary signed them.


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By: JudyB (offline) on Monday, July 22 2013 @ 05:48 PM EDT  
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So Near, and Yet So Far

The bittersweet end of the nesting season is fast approaching. Tux will be 14 weeks old tomorrow, and has only rarely visited the nest and cam since he (or maybe she) fledged almost 10 days ago, though people in the neighborhood are still seeing Tux with his parents on their favorite perching locations. And Birdie, the youngest of this year's eaglets, is 10-1/2 weeks old, and is spending a lot of time perching, and flapping his big wings - and has started to hover over the nest, in one of the final steps before flying off for the first time.

The eagles we watch - and most eagles in lower BC - will be making a big journey soon. The adults will be going in search of salmon - and perhaps a much-needed vacation after the work of raising a family; the fledglings will be following the crowd to the salmon - and then setting forth on the journey that will hopefully lead to a nest of their own in five or six years. And while everyone is away, we need to get all our nests ready for the upcoming season, before the eagles begin to return in mid-September.

I've been watching Birdie - and he's so close - look at this mighty leap with only a foot still visible at the top of the screen (clicks bigger)

- but so far his biggest flight has been from a branch at the edge of the nest to the other side of the nest - an impressive 6 feet, but no match for Feathers' flight up to the perch on the artificial nest at Lafarge (clicks bigger)

- or Tux's travels (no picture - because we haven't seen him for a couple of days - just heard calls in the distance as he practices his flying).

They all are getting close - but they still have a ways to go.

And so do we.

David Hancock has provided an overview of the expenses for the 2013-2014 nesting season - and his best estimate is that it will cost $35,400 to keep our cams streaming (click here for details). The good news is that thanks to our cam sponsors - Russ & Ellen at White Rock, the folks at Lafarge Vancouver, and Betty Anne and the team at Pretty Estates Resort - and thanks to David Hancock who is donating fees he's earned as a consultant with outside agencies - we're expecting $25,400 in revenue for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

That leaves $10,000 to be raised through donations and fund drives - and thanks to the 35 great people who donated during our 3-day matching drive - and to our wonderful matching-drive sponsors - we raised almost $5000 of that earlier this month. And I just checked with Karen, and we're at $5892 for donations in July (and a special thanks to all who donated at the FledgeFest Party at David and Mary's house!).

$10,000 - $5,892 = $4,108

So near - and yet so far.

Can you help us raise the last $4,108? We really do need your help today.

We're encouraging people to use CanadaHelps to make their donations - you'll get a receipt almost instantly, and it saves HWF valuable time and resources. And you don't need to be in Canada to use CanadaHelps! Just click the blue button:


If you prefer to call in your donation, it would be great if you could do that today; there will be someone at Hancock House waiting to take your call. Or you can use any of our other ways to donate:


Thank you all, for all you do!

Photo Credits: The slightly blurry photo of Birdie's great leap is mine; the wide angle picture of Lafarge showing Feathers way up at the top and the adults way down at the bottom is courtesy of gemini.

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By: eaglewoman (offline) on Monday, July 22 2013 @ 06:32 PM EDT  
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Thank YouThank YouThank You to one and all for welcoming Kit and I all the way from Redding, California to this magnificent gathering of eagle lovers!

David and Mary were wonderful hosts, along with their many assorted avian associates! It truly was a dream come true for me to meet David Hancock in person, and to thank him over and over for all he has done in his lifetme on behalf of eagles everywhere!Bravo

And, to finally meet and spend some time with KarenB was wonderful, too We had been corresponding for years so that was a special treat for me! Thank you Karen for all you do for HWF, and for being the best Tour Guide we could ever ask for!Cheers

To Jean, Darlene, and Sharon~ A special thank you to each of you as well for welcoming Kit and I so warmly and for driving us from one eagles' nest to the next for days and days! We fought off biting mosquitoes and a little "separation anxiety" on the SkyTrain Adventure, but made memories that will last a lifetime! We had such a wonderful time with all of you and can't ever thank you enough! love

And, to all of the warm and wonderful folks we met at the Open House, thank you so much for your kindness and for making Kit and I feel right at home!

David with Glenn's eagle...
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Kit from Redding, CA and Glenn's eagle...
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By: eaglewoman (offline) on Monday, July 22 2013 @ 06:40 PM EDT  
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Kit with Christian Sasse and his book...

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Terri(eaglewoman) with Christian and his book...

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By: eaglewoman (offline) on Monday, July 22 2013 @ 06:48 PM EDT  
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Kit offerring the Sandhill Crane babies some "finger food"...

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And, some "toe-foo" ...

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