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EAGLES JACKIE & SHADOW ~ LAY EGG(S)? 2019

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Lumber Jill ⭐
Sat May 25 2019, 12:38PM

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Another video by biologist Jim Campbell-Spickler [Click Here]

What doesn't kill me does NOT make me stronger. It makes me anxious, bitchy, and vulnerable...but nobody wants to see that embroidered on a pillow...Lisa Kogan...thx LXL...sorry i stole it from you! Ok, maybe I'm not sorry :-P

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If they'd played videos like those when I was in school, I would have chosen a different career path!
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Lumber Jill ⭐
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Cookie's first mantling: "Mantling is hunching or arching shoulders and spreading wings over a recent kill to conceal it from other birds and predators who would be potential thieves. In this posture, the wings are mostly spread and drooped to the ground, exposing the bird's upper back, also called the mantle, which gives the action its name." [Click Here]

What doesn't kill me does NOT make me stronger. It makes me anxious, bitchy, and vulnerable...but nobody wants to see that embroidered on a pillow...Lisa Kogan...thx LXL...sorry i stole it from you! Ok, maybe I'm not sorry :-P

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Lumber Jill ⭐
Mon May 27 2019, 08:58AM

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It is with a broken heart that I have to tell you that Cookie passed this morning at about 8:22. At 7 am, it looked as if both chicks had fared well through last nights storm, but Cookie quickly went down hill from that point. He was 6 weeks old today, the same age that BBB passed.

This is a screenshot from 7:10 this morning.



What doesn't kill me does NOT make me stronger. It makes me anxious, bitchy, and vulnerable...but nobody wants to see that embroidered on a pillow...Lisa Kogan...thx LXL...sorry i stole it from you! Ok, maybe I'm not sorry :-P

Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow...Larry the Cable Guy
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Lumber Jill ⭐
Mon May 27 2019, 09:16AM

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From Facebook:

Jean Pichler‎ to Big Bear Valley Eagles - Official Group

Friends,

I am sorry to say that unfortunately Friends of Big Bear Valley, the nest cam providers, has reported Cookie died this morning.

As to why, no one can say. Banding went well and both birds were examined by a wildlife biologist at that time and reported to be in good condition. We observed feedings and normal activities after banding. There may have been an internal issue that was not observable that added to this outcome but we just don't know.

Bald eagle mortality is close to 60% for first year birds. There are many things that can cause those deaths to occur, from genetic issues to infections to poisonings to car strikes while feeding. It is not likely Cookie's body will be recovered but that would be up to the US Forest Service to permit if it were to occur.

We continue to watch the cams and Simba's progress. Hopefully you will, at whatever point you are comfortable, be able to do the same. We always hope for successful nests and great outcomes. Nature doesn't always work according to our hopes and desires.

Please be kind to one another in posts in this group amidst the sadness of this sudden occurrence. Thank you.

Soar free and wild, Cookie!

What doesn't kill me does NOT make me stronger. It makes me anxious, bitchy, and vulnerable...but nobody wants to see that embroidered on a pillow...Lisa Kogan...thx LXL...sorry i stole it from you! Ok, maybe I'm not sorry :-P

Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow...Larry the Cable Guy
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Mon May 27 2019, 07:56PM

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Jackie sent most of the day away from the nest. You could hear her chortling from afar a few times. She came back to the nest tonight and had a touching few moments with Simba before settling in on him for the night. This was not food related. The touched beaks several times.



What doesn't kill me does NOT make me stronger. It makes me anxious, bitchy, and vulnerable...but nobody wants to see that embroidered on a pillow...Lisa Kogan...thx LXL...sorry i stole it from you! Ok, maybe I'm not sorry :-P

Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow...Larry the Cable Guy
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Tue May 28 2019, 07:22AM

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Here is a video of that moment I mentioned Jackie and Simba shared. It may have just been Simba saying he was hungry, but it did my heart good to think that they were consoling one another.


What doesn't kill me does NOT make me stronger. It makes me anxious, bitchy, and vulnerable...but nobody wants to see that embroidered on a pillow...Lisa Kogan...thx LXL...sorry i stole it from you! Ok, maybe I'm not sorry :-P

Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow...Larry the Cable Guy
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A little wingercizing while momma watches



What doesn't kill me does NOT make me stronger. It makes me anxious, bitchy, and vulnerable...but nobody wants to see that embroidered on a pillow...Lisa Kogan...thx LXL...sorry i stole it from you! Ok, maybe I'm not sorry :-P

Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow...Larry the Cable Guy
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Cornbread
Tue May 28 2019, 04:09PM

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Sorry to hear about Cookie. That really sucks. But just curious what happened to the body?
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Lumber Jill ⭐
Tue May 28 2019, 06:29PM

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Cornbread wrote ...

Sorry to hear about Cookie. That really sucks. But just curious what happened to the body?

It's still in the nest. Sometimes they cover the bodies, sometimes they move them off the nest. Other times they become food.

What doesn't kill me does NOT make me stronger. It makes me anxious, bitchy, and vulnerable...but nobody wants to see that embroidered on a pillow...Lisa Kogan...thx LXL...sorry i stole it from you! Ok, maybe I'm not sorry :-P

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Airport Razz
Oct 19 : 09:42am
And I don't mean have a radio unit sitting on 38 on Tuesday and Wednesday to bust the locals (although, a few of them need to chill a tad also). Need the extra patrol on the weekends!!!!!!!!!!!!

Airport Razz
Oct 19 : 09:39am
Wow, I have come through the snow valley passing lanes at a fairly high rate of speed in my younger days and when had the sports car. You have to be doing something completely moronic and stupid to do what this idiot just pulled off. I do hope that no one died or seriously hurt. CHP, you need to do something about the speed issues continually happening that last couple of years. Could be you coming around that corner next time.

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Kenai
Oct 19 : 08:30am
As far as BVES wiring goes, up here in Surgarloaf it looks like something out of the 1800's with wires running every which way, My house is fed from a spice off of wires down the middle of the street. I would much prefer if it all was underground.

BootsNBridles
Oct 18 : 10:25pm
I'll try to find the legal discussion on this and repost it here.

Benny ⭐
Oct 18 : 09:50pm
Naw, it's specific to the threat, could be anywhere from hours to days. In our area it would generally be less than 24 hrs. Up in norcal they had had a multiday event so the outage duration followed.

BootsNBridles
Oct 18 : 08:53pm
This is not just a few hours folks. The new law prescribes very specific actions that a power company must follow once they've shut down. None of those actions can take place in a few hours- more like a few days.

©ammy ⭐
Oct 18 : 08:47pm
ButlerPeakFire - What took them so long to getting around to figuring out they needed to upgrade their system to be less prone to starting fires during conditions that we've been seeing, well....forever?

ButlerPeakFire
Oct 18 : 08:42pm
BVS follows SCE standards and works with the same contract design firms. Mine being one of them. They are currently starting to upgrade their systems for covered conductor. This should help strengthen their system against outages and phase to phase arcing that can create wildfires.

Benny ⭐
Oct 18 : 08:24pm
Yeah, it's all more or less the same thing... thankfully, we don't get the real strong Santa ana winds as in the valleys, passes and canyons.

Charles
Oct 18 : 08:23pm
Oh, I forgot about BVES. Thsts the same thing Edison has going. I think its being mandated by the PUC. Two weeks ago Edison had lots of warnings and some turn offs. This week there are warnings but not in this area. Some in San Berdo though.

Benny ⭐
Oct 18 : 08:01pm
We're not SCE, we're Bear Valley Electric Service (Big Bear Valley). This is the new standard to try and prevent the ignition of wildfires during times of high fire danger.

It's a proactive approach to protect life & property. [Click Here]

Charles
Oct 18 : 07:44pm
0n the Edison outage information web page, I dont see any of our nearby areas currently being considered for wind related shutdowns. Am I wrong.

rsbruce
Oct 18 : 07:29pm
I am a bit concerned that people are "normalizing" the behavior of the power company's potential shutdown of our power by comparing that to TRUE preparedness for disasters! This is a power company created crisis, NOT a natural disaster.

Benny ⭐
Oct 18 : 07:21pm
Remember we went through this same fire drill less than a week ago and power wasn't cut, this will be a weaker Santa Ana event, so I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. Always be prepared just in case!



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