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  • I've been watching the Decorah eagle's nest since Mommy laid the first egg. My friends and I have a special group on the book of face to share pictures taken from the live stream. I sometimes post the early morning pictures because it is afternoon in my time zone. So when my friends wake up, they can look at the pictures to catch up on what they missed.

    It helps us stay in touch with the nest and the chicks and we check on the page and stream after (well, ok sometimes even during) our work day.

    I like the live stream. The Dad eagle helps out the Mommy eagle in every way possible. He brings food, cleans the nest, keeps the chicks warm when Mommy needs to take a break.

    Today morning, one of the first posts I saw was about a similar nest.

    "The Fort St. Vrain eagle nest in Colorado has failed. A violent storm soaked the nest and remaining two young, who died of cold. This is the second time this has happened at this nest, which is in a remote and hard to reach area."

    The Decorah nest is also in a similarly hard to reach place.

    It makes you think. At such times, is it right for human beings to intervene in the way nature works? Could that family of eagles have been saved if we could have reached them and brought them to a safe place? Would it have been "right"?

    What I do know is, these eagles teach us a lot about life and our attitude towards it. They show us that the little things matter during the struggle, no matter how it ends.
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