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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Angels among us


At the beginning of April for the last 28 years I've been celebrating, baking, frosting, wrapping, blowing up balloons--the whole party routine--because Dave and Erica's birthday are two days apart. Now that our nest is empty with both fledglings living far away it is definitely more low key when April 11th arrives. This year to celebrate his birthday, Dave and I rode the bike to Wabasha MN to visit the National Eagle Center. This new facility sits on the Mississippi River along the nesting area of bald eagles. The Center has four live eagles who are unable to live in the wild. Here we are with Angel, the youngest eagle--read about Angel here. Also see a clip of Harriet, another eagle at the Center, who visited Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report here.
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10 comments:

The Things We Carried said...

Sounds like a fabulous way to pass a day!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

we have gone cruising down the ct. river to see the eagles. It was great.

Karen said...

The Bald Eagle is such a magnificent creature. How lucky you were to actually see one..

There are some Bald Eagle cams online, where you can watch Bald Eagles in the wild, nesting..

I followed one a couple years ago, but sadly the egg did not hatch..

i beati said...

And here the baby eagles we've watched fro weeks are ready to fly- We are all proud parents haha

Marianne said...

Happy Birthday to Dave and Erica!
Amazing to be so up close and personal with an eagle!
Love the photo, you are so beautiful.

Donna said...

Awwww...Angel IS an Angel!!hughugs

Daryl said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate ... happy birthday to both!!!!!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Two of our kids, Øysten 25 and Marta 13 have their birthdays with only one day apart.
This year we ceebrated a mixed birthday with 20+ something students and 13 year od girls. It turned out great :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy belated birthday to Dave and Erica!

The National Eagle Center sounds like it is doing wonderful work and must be fascinating to visit.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.