It is entirely possible that this video can only mean anything to those of us who have been captivated by the Decorah Bald Eagle family, but this is such an extraordinary video that I’m posting it now for anyone who might be interested. It made me laugh, made me cry, made me thankful to the entire RRP effort to bring this experience to each of us, and made me glad there are people like Dave (the person who compiled this film) who are able to capture it all and play it back to us in such a loving and artistic way.
I hope that some of you will view the video and be moved to join the tens of thousands of us who are patiently awaiting (well, maybe not patiently) the first “pip” (hole in the egg) as the hatching process begins. Click the Eaglecam tab to view the nestcam or find links to other sites and information.
We are all on a hatch watch now, as the eggs are expected to begin hatching sometime between the 23rd and the 25th. The first sign will be a “pip,” a hole in the shell. When Mom gets up to shift or take a break, she has been listening carefully to the eggs, and has been softly talking to them. Really cute. If you haven’t watched in a while, click the Eaglecam tab and take a look.
A few years ago, a friend called me, to ask what I thought might be the stupidest question I’d ever heard.
“Do you know how to boil an egg?”
I laughed at her, thinking how I had admired her so much for being such a great, put together first-time mom and halfway decent cook… but really? You don’t know how to boil an egg?
As I started to explain to her the concept of getting a pot, filling it with water, putting the eggs in the pot, my smugness started to wear off. Wait a minute. How long did you boil the water for? Do you put them in with the water cold or hot?
OMG, did I know how to boil an egg?
I realized that while I had the basic mechanics of how to do it, the subtle nuances that create a gorgeous creamy hard boiled egg were eluding me. In fact, I was boiling eggs and getting anywhere from perfectly done, to overdone, with that yucky gray ring around the yolk.
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The first hatch is expected March 23rd to 25th!
Excerpt: We are getting a lot of questions about eggs and hatching. It takes 35-37 days for Bald eagle eggs to hatch, 24-28 days for Canada goose eggs to hatch, and about 28 days for great horned owl eggs to hatch. Despite the differences in incubation times, very similar things happen in the eggs of all three species.