Eagle Eye

April 21, 2011


So, have you watched the Decorah Eagles? The premise of the show is there is a family of eagles with couple of cameras mounted above their nest, and every week they have to accomplish a business task and then we vote for the best singer.

It’s horribly addictive.

Way up in the sky, the little birds fly...

Eagles often have one or two eggs, and my father was kind enough to point out that in many instances, the oldest eaglet will attack and kill the younger sibling. This family has three babies, though, so I’m hoping that no one has to die.

Hey, guys.

I’ve been having the preschoolers keep tabs on them each day, always hoping we won’t witness any murders. The kids really like it – earlier this week they pretending to be eagles and stacked the tires on the playground (yes, we have tires to play with because we are awesome) to be their nests. One afternoon I got supplies for them so they could make paper wings, which were a big hit.

The kicker, though, was when Braeden brought his wings back proudly the next morning. We started talkin’ eagle talk and he said, “My mom and I went to a restaurant and we had eagle wings. There’s chicken in ’em!”

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “Eagle Eye”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Do they not give them any privacy? What if they need to go to the bathroom?


  2. Curt Said on:

    It is feeding time right now. The littlest one didn’t look good. I figured he was going to die. Then he miraculously lifted his head turned around, shot poop out of his butt and then raced over to get some food. He is quite a bit smaller than the others but he is eating well.


    • Karla Said on:

      Yeah, that sounds about right… 😉


    • Voyeur #75,255 Said on:

      I once saw a hippopotamus poop in Florida. The lady at the park said it was a rare treat to see. They spin their tails around real fast like a windmill while they do it & well, let’s just say it’s a good thing not to be to close to them while it’s happening.


  3. Voyeur #75,255 Said on:

    Awwwwww!!! I Love it!!! But how will I get anything done now?

    1st I have to go back & catch up on the story. It’s nice that they have the beginning linked.


  4. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Unlike human beings who foul their nests, the eaglets shoot their waste toward the outside of the nest instead of into it. Did momma teach them that or what?


    • Mark Said on:

      Ugh. Remind me to use an umbrella the next time I’m fishing under eagles’ nests down in Branson.


      • Lauren's dad Said on:

        Oh, Mark, don’t forget to use an umbrella the next time you are fishing under eagles’ nests at Branson.


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