March 17th is quickly approaching. What is so special about March 17th you might ask? Well it is the expected date for the much anticipated hatching of the first egg Eloise laid on February 10th. Hopefully a few days later little brother or sister will emerge from the second egg which was laid on February 13.
Both Elliott and Eloise have been very busy and attentive parents this year, with Eloise taking the brunt of the parental duties. She has stayed on the nest through bitter cold temperatures, driving rain, and wind storms that have swayed the treetop enough to make some viewers feel ill. After last years sad and disappointing failure of the two eggs laid we are praying for a happy and successful hatching and fledging of the two eaglets.
It has been great to see the attention the Harrison Bay Eagle Cam Project has received this year and we are very appreciative of all the articles, email and Facebook passes, and tweets that everyone has sent out. It has been especially thrilling to see entities such as TurfNet,The Golf Channel, and USGA spread the word about the project, along with emails and tweets from organizations such as Audubon International andGCSAA.
Here is a photo my mom sent me of some eagles having a "family reunion" in Homer, Alaska. Don't know if we will ever have this many eagles at Harrison Bay but we can hope.