Monday, January 7, 2019

I Can Only Wish

Yes, it's January.  Yes, the Pres, Katniss and I are doing fine.  Yes, January 10th is:

And YES, the Midwinter Eagle Survey is rapidly approaching.   And double yes, that I've been out on preliminary searches to inspect the territories assigned to me and look for them.  And YES, I've found a few, along with a lot of good signs for a good year!






 














Arriving at our predetermined, designated locations at 6:45 AM for a prompt start at 7:00 AM, hundreds of volunteers will brave the cold this weekend.  The goal is simple...collect data on Bald Eagles.   Times, locations, behaviors, adults, juveniles, approximate ages, along with weather conditions will be recorded and compiled for the database.  And yes, I am prepared to fill in as Team Leader.


  However, I was not prepared for this when it arrived:




When I opened it, I cried.  

A heartfelt THANK YOU to my friends...:)  You KNOW me well.


just seeing, saying, and sharing...

I Can Only Wish

with you and those at




16 comments:

Anni said...

This an incredible, worthy cause...kudos to your dedication & stamina to do this & open the eyes & hearts of us all.

Thanks for sharing this link with us at I'd Rather B Birdin this week.

Sandi said...

The eagle is amazing!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Glad to read you had a nice birthday and unexpected surprises are the best ones. Your friends do know you so well, JP.

Blondie's Journal said...

Sometimes you just have to be humble and accept the truth. You ARE loved, more than you know.

All the best with the elusive spirit!

Jane x

Lady Fi said...

Amazing!

Ann said...

WOW, what a surprise

Fun60 said...

What a thoughtful surprise.

Susie said...

JP, when I read about eagles on your blog, I truly long to see one up close and in person...and this makes me think I soon will one day. You are a wonderful person to be helping with our beautiful birds.
Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie
p.s. Keeping all of you in my prayers. Give the Pres a hug.

Rose said...

I so love seeing eagles...years ago when I first moved here from to Indiana from Tennessee, I had never seen a live eagle. And never heard of anyone here seeing any around. Now I see them fairly often. And any day we see an eagle, we call it a great day!

Heidi R. said...

That's good news!

KB said...

Gorgeous creatures

Linda said...

Excellent. I hope I luck out and get some eagle pictures. A few have been seen not too far from here.

Stewart M said...

We had a Wedge-tailed Eagle flying over the go-kart track I took the kids to last weekend - it's a huge bird!

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

betty-NZ said...

What a great post. The photos are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking at My Corner of the World.

Rambling Woods said...

What a wonderful surprise.... I am glad you are seeing good signs in your area...Michelle

Angie said...

I look forward to hearing about the event and its outcome - hopefully it was hugely successful! In the meantime, what a wonderful gift from your friends - a majestic photo!

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