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Title: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: beans on July 16, 2010, 05:47:52 PM
This is a place to celebrate the life of our beloved eaglet.   :eclove

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/NewBabyEagletApril292010.jpg)
Happy Birthday, little one - April 29


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: bons on July 16, 2010, 06:13:48 PM
 :heart  You Had Me From Hello  :heart


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Mountain-gal on July 16, 2010, 06:58:58 PM
My favorite memory of Phoenix was the way he coddled & used his egg Dudley for many varied purposes. A pillow, a wing rest, as he even tried to nest on it!

I'll never forget the look on his face! When Dad flew in and punctured his egg! :gaah He was terribly vocal & upset with his loss of egg! And then to think Mom ate it!....he was perplexed! :eceek

That to me was a stepping stone in his growth towards maturity.
With many others, daily I cheered the little guy on. Did he get enough to eat? Will he fall out of the nest? When he wingersized...with his massive wing span! I thought he would lift off easily as he gripped the branches in the nest!

He was so strong...Our Baby Phoenix..as he flew to Heaven in Peace. He did lift his head at the end...looking at all the beauty surrounding him...or was he looking for Ma & Pa close by...
it was bittersweet to watch the end in real time, while wanting to reach out & hold him...God is holding him now & he will always live in our hearts. :heart   Peace to all...Pamela


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Jo on July 16, 2010, 07:10:39 PM
I came on the scene rather late, which I really regret now, but this is one of the first pictures I saw of Phoenix.  Oh my, such an adorable, beautiful, charming funny bird!   :biggrin3   I thought his feet were hillarious.  So much personality.  You had me at hello ... so so true :heart

I was planning on going through all the observations and hotspots after Phoenix fledged, because I knew I would miss him/her so much.  I still plan on doing that, but it's going to be different now and I just don't feel ready yet :(

(http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL707/3456374/8396717/389766133.jpg)


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Love4eagles on July 16, 2010, 07:10:58 PM
Phoenix, only here for a short time but inspired and touched so many people's hearts.  I know we will all miss Phoenix so much.  Such a tragedy.

You will never be forgotten!  I know you now have your wings spread and enjoying/soaring Heaven.

Cheryl


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: beans on July 16, 2010, 07:20:40 PM
Jo, that is a terrific picture!  Oh, that look--

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/PhoenixpoopshotMay262010.jpg)
Ready, Aim, Fire! - May 26, 2010

Glad he missed the cam

video here (http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulEagles#p/u/35/wvXsJYxK6j4)


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: artist on July 16, 2010, 07:45:47 PM
I had a doctor's appointment the day our Phoenix was born. I was so worried I would miss her birth. I told my doctor all about it and he wanted the website address also. I came straight home from the appointment and glued myself to the computer to make sure I didn't miss a thing.

That cute little thing pecked and wriggled her way out of the shell. On days that I missed seeing her on the cam, it always seemed she had grown so much in one day.

I will never forget her birth, her snatching for food, or the sad last breaths I saw her take.

She turned me into an Eagle junkie. I will miss her forever. I still turn on the cam and hope it is all just a bad dream.

Angel of my heart
you fly away with it,
you made the world a better place
while you were in it.

Teaching me more than you
will ever know,
in your debt I stay.

Angel of my heart
with you I fly away.
Someday we will be together
to you I will say, Phoenix,
Angel of my heart.





Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Jo on July 16, 2010, 07:46:59 PM
Just found this picture, it's a classic isn't it?  They were so gentle with their baby  :heart 

(http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL707/3456374/8396717/389767450.jpg)


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: beans on July 16, 2010, 07:54:40 PM
Jo, they are such good parents!

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/phoenixmomapril30.jpg)
Hi Mom - April 30


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: mkd on July 16, 2010, 08:16:00 PM
One of my favourite memories of Phoenix was when she was being fed by Dad.  Phoe had to poop, turned around and pooped on Dad!  Dad kept feeding Phoe like nothing had happened.  It was so funny!  Thank you Phoe for all the joy you brought into peoples lives and hearts.  Soar high with the angels. 


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: amcderm904 on July 16, 2010, 09:19:53 PM
One of my favorite memories was the little chuckle Phoenix would do right after he did a Poopshot.  It was very endearing.  He will live in the world's memories and in these great videos, pictures and thoughts and words everyone is expressing. 

I'm so glad I started watching him a few days after he was born - he's been a major part of my day since.  I still have to log in and see the nest and read the chats, and check out the hotspots just like he was there.  Although now it is to find our how everyone is doing.  Have Mom and Dad been spotted?  It was so nice to see the video this evening of Mom and Dad in the tree together.  Thank you Doug for capturing that for us. 

A devoted Hornby Eagle Fan - I'll be watching when Mom and Dad come back in October!

 :grouphug2


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: BBE on July 16, 2010, 10:20:15 PM
May 2, 2010 Phoenix was 3 days old

 :blush  Dad had left after Mum flew in. Mum accidentally dropped a small branch (twig) on Phoenix and the egg.  No injuries sustained by eaglet or the egg. But we all had our heart in our throat.  Look at Phoenix's very full crop  :eclove

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4576596764_602d2aae65_o.jpg)


And another day older on May 3 and Phoenix has already learned how to support himself by leaning on the other egg. The non viable egg became known as 'Dudley'. Also see how Phoenix's wings are growing. Both parents had flown off a few seconds before I took this, and one returned right after.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3311/4576029487_98605af211_o.jpg)



© Doug Carrick 2010


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: BBE on July 17, 2010, 01:26:42 AM
Last evening I was having trouble cutting an apple.  For whatever reason I thought of how Phoenix would only wait so long to be fed a piece of the 'daily special'.  He would suddenly stretch and snatch a piece right out of Mum or Dad's beak. You could almost hear him saying 'That's one for me'.  :biggrin6


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: rheawalters on July 17, 2010, 07:31:43 AM
I'm so glad I started watching him a few days after he was born - he's been a major part of my day since.  I still have to log in and see the nest and read the chats, and check out the hotspots just like he was there.  Although now it is to find our how everyone is doing. 
~~~
A devoted Hornby Eagle Fan - I'll be watching when Mom and Dad come back in October!

I could have written these same words. Someone opened a door to a new experience for me that I will always embrace and hope to continue for years to come. Looking forward to next season with renewed hope.

:grouphug2


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: STEVENS729 on July 17, 2010, 08:55:41 AM
I was watching Thursday night & knew something was not right--our precious little baby Phoenix is gone but will never be forgotten.
Thanks for the memories


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: McMolly on July 17, 2010, 10:27:00 AM
My name is Heather and this is my first post, but certainly not the first time I feel close to all of you.  Someone sent me the link to Phoe just a few days after she was born and just as others have said, she became part of my day ... my first good morning and my last good night.  And in the past few weeks as we all prepared for her to fly into the wild blue yonder, I clicked and clicked on the cam and the chat throughout the day ... waiting and looking forward.  So now she has flown to the wild blue yonder, just not the one we hoped for her.

I  miss her more than I thought possible, but after 2 days I realize it's not just Phoe I miss ... I miss the sanctuary of what was Phoe, I miss those moments when except for all of you sharing the same joyful moments, the rest of the world did not exist.  It was peace, joy and love. 

And I ache to feel that again and with God's grace, it will.  And just this morning I asked myself .... if I had known it would end like this, would I still have watched, would I still have let myself get so caught up in the lives of these wonderful eagles, would I still have fallen so desperately in love with our sweet Phoe.  And I realized that yes, I would.

I would do it all again even if I knew.  Because Phoe and her parents and all of those who loved her added a new dimension to my life, one I had never known, and these months will stay in my heart forever.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: bons on July 17, 2010, 06:35:34 PM
McMolly - How beautiful.  Simply beautiful.   :heart


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: beans on July 17, 2010, 08:15:04 PM
Remember when Phoenix snuggled up under Mom's warm feathers?

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/May9Phoenix.jpg)
May 9 - toasty warm at nap time


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: emc on July 17, 2010, 08:20:21 PM
Yes, an Awwwww moment  :)


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: lexigirl on July 17, 2010, 11:13:02 PM
I live in MA and started watching Phoenix and his family a week or 2 after she hatched. A friend sent me the link to the site.
Phoe was a determined and funny little eaglet and her parents took such good care of her. And she was a character - with her little whining for food, figuring out how to use those wings that she had to grow into, playing with sticks, and it was so cute when she was kept nice and warm under her mom, with just her head sticking out. But when Phoe was older, Mom couldn't get all of Phoe under her, so she would just cover her head! I had the webcam on all the time so I could see what was happening. This webcam was so cool with the sound and the close-up cam! Thank you Doug!
I watched a webcam in Oklahoma last year and it would have been cool if there was sound. The eagles successfully raised their eaglet! This year, those eagles nested in an old hawk nest which was very small. It was very sad when that eaglet fell out of the nest.
It feels weird looking at the empty next now - I feel like something is missing, no knocking sounds coming from the nest. But I'll be back next year to watch.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: karenn42 on July 18, 2010, 06:25:52 AM
they said because Phoenix's death was caused by an infectious disease, sadly, she cannot be returned to Hornby Island for interment.
why could the body not be creamated and then buried on Hornby Island?
Karen


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: emc on July 18, 2010, 12:23:17 PM
Because the officials said she couldn't.   :ecwink


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: emc on July 18, 2010, 06:37:43 PM
i remember seeing mention of a few videos of Phoenix's life here, but was on my iphone at the time and couldn't view them.  Can someone find them and post them here? 

A favorite memory for me is when Phoenix was tiny and being so sweetly fed by those huge beaks. Mom and Dad were so patient, and would pick the piece up again and again and place it just right to place it.  Oh, and the bits that were too big, they'd eat. lol


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: momcatof6 on July 18, 2010, 07:13:35 PM
These are the words to an old song by Carrie Jacobs-Bond and I thought they were rather appropriate for our Beloved Phoenix

A Perfect Day

When you come to the end of a perfect day,
And you sit alone with your thought,
While the chimes ring out with a carol gay,
For the joy that the day has brought,
Do you think what the end of a perfect day
Can mean to a tired heart,
When the sun goes down with a flaming ray
And the dear friends have to part?

Well, this is the end of a perfect day,
Near the end of a journey, too,
But it leaves a thought that is big and strong,
With a wish that is kind and true.
For mem'ry has painted this perfect day
With colors that never fade,
And we find at the end of a perfect day,
The soul of a friend we've made.

God Bless our Phoenix. - momcat of 6


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: beans on July 19, 2010, 12:03:03 AM
momcat, very beautiful  :eclove


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: beans on July 19, 2010, 12:05:22 AM
It was suggested I add this video to this memories thread, so here it is:

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/PhoenixMay52010.jpg)

Video:  Remembering Phoenix (http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulEagles#p/a/u/0/tSdMt7Ngd0U)

The last clip in the video was recorded on July 12.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: emc on July 19, 2010, 12:21:00 AM
Thank you beans, I'm off to sleep, will watch tomorrow. Give me something to look forward too.....


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: BBE on July 19, 2010, 12:57:08 AM
Happy Mother's Day ~ May 11

Thanks for looking after me Mum

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1018/4592913230_baee58faa8.jpg)

Upright and Sunbathing. The noise in the background is the well driver at nearby house.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNvWjQZ7ycM


© Doug Carrick 2010


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: BBE on July 19, 2010, 01:02:11 AM
May 19

It been a wet and windy day.  Mum looks bedraggled. It was 6:51 pm and windy. Mum had Phoenix pinned down by the wing. And Midshipman fish were obviously in abundance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pow9s9cG6Es


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: beans on July 19, 2010, 01:04:35 AM
Wonderful memories, BBE...


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: bubble on July 19, 2010, 06:04:00 AM
I wrote a poem to the memory of (in memory ?) Phoenix but in French my mother tongue (?)

De ton œuf je t'ai vu sortir
Jour après jour je t'ai vu grandir
De ton premier poisson je t'ai vu te nourrir
Mais jamais je n'aurais voulu te voir mourir

Avec toi, j'ai passé des moments de pur bonheur
Tu as touché mon âme, tu as touché mon cœur
Tu étais mon soleil, mon arc-en-ciel, ma petite fleur
Je t'ai observé de longs moments, de longues heures

Tu es partie trop vite, trop soudainement
Un grand vide s'est installé, lourd et pesant
Tu me manques, tu me manques tellement
Je pleure ton absence, je souffre infiniment

Le destin a voulu que tu t'envoles beaucoup trop tôt
A présent tu planes ailleurs, loin de nous, loin des tiens
Devenue petit ange, tu voles de plus en plus haut
J'aime à croire que où tu es maintenant tu es bien

Je t'aime et je ne t'oublierai jamais Phoenix  :heart


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: barberella on July 19, 2010, 07:19:08 AM
In memory of our sweet little Phoenix.  :heart


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccCnL8hArW8


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v50/stargazer234/phoenix7-3-10-1.jpg)




Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: BigBird on July 19, 2010, 10:52:05 AM
I swore to myself I would not come back and do this to myself any longer, but today I've come back to honour dear, sweet Phoenix ... that she lived, that she was loved, that she died.

I joined the forum and the Hornby Eagle cam in 2006, and along with the rest of the world, fell in love with Ma and Pa Hornby. Many of us recall the heartache of that first year, and can never forget Ma's cry from the centre of her being. We shared with them the disappointment of the year that followed, last year's celebration with the arrival of Hope and Echo, and the devastation that surrounded Echo's death.

I'm heartbroken that beautiful Phoenix is gone. Another loss for Ma and Pa, and all of us who care. Our hopes dashed for the beloved Hornby's, for a healthy, majestic and spirited Phoenix to soar the skies as a fresh new symbol of nature's beauty and strength. Gone our hopes for this magnificent creature; gone another little part of our hearts ... our worlds saddened today today.

But with their short lives and untimely deaths, both Echo and Phoenix have reaffirmed to each of us that we have love and caring in our hearts and souls. As long as we are alive, we can be hurt ... but as long as we can hurt, we are alive.

I have had both my only children die, and know that the loss and pain of today is ultimately replaced with wonderful memories and hope for tomorrow. Like our children, the Hornby Island eagles are nature's gift to us, and nature's lesson to us that as long as we care and have hope, there can be sadness and disappointment ... and just like The Hornbys, we will continue with power, strength and courage. Although Echo and Phoe are gone, we still have HOPE

And to those who question if there is something wrong with them for caring so deeply ... One day I was crying over a dead chipmunk, when my neighbour and dear friend, a scientific-minded medical doctor, came over to visit. When I apologized for being so upset over a dead chipmunk, my friend said "The world would be a much better place if there were more tender-hearted people like you".

And just as sure as daytime will always have a night
It is through each cloud of darkness that we recall the light
Rest softly little Phoenix in your eyrie in the sky
With each passing shadow, we know that you still fly


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: beans on July 19, 2010, 10:58:05 AM
Barbarella, your video is so moving!  Bubbles, I needed my French dictionary-- well worth pulling it off the shelf for your beautiful poem.  And Bigbird, so glad you posted.  My heart goes out to you.  Bless you and your family.  Lovely tributes to Phoenix.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: nuthatch on July 19, 2010, 11:12:31 AM
The delight of watching Phoenix grow was a 1st time experience for me. I eagerly watched as Phoenix changed over the last couple of months. I remember the tender way he was sheltered when it rained. The way Phoenix hid from the wind. The sound she made when food was brought to the nest by her devoted parents. I also remember the first sneeze and the suttle changes that followed. I was so sure I would see Phoenix fly for the first time. I will truly miss precious Phoenix.

Nuthatch(new arrival)


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: emc on July 19, 2010, 11:14:52 AM
I was watching one of the videos and saw one of the parents preening Phoenix's leg, awww  so precious.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: zephyrz on July 19, 2010, 11:32:25 AM
:
Sweet Phoe,
You have gone to soar with the angels but your spirit remains on Hornby Island and will live on forever in our hearts.  You were so stong and brave and I am very grateful that I was able to observe your life on earth.
I love and miss you (((Phoe))).


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: emc on July 19, 2010, 01:31:32 PM
awww beans, it was your video where I saw parent preen Phoenix's leg.

I think this video by eagle_lover belongs here too.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xe1xb1_gone-to-soon_animals (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xe1xb1_gone-to-soon_animals)

and in this video, towards the end, is where Phoenix bites Mom's leg. lol


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: beans on July 19, 2010, 05:15:08 PM
I loved that moment, emc.  I had to choose between two clips to add at that point of of the "Remembering Phoenix" video. 

The other clip is here, in this video:

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/dontbitemyailmay30.jpg)

Don't Bite My Tail (http://s52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/?action=view&current=DontBiteMyTailMay30201001.mp4)

Phoenix looks like she is wearing a little hat.  :eclove


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Love4eagles on July 19, 2010, 06:08:14 PM
What precious memories of Phoenix!

Thanks everyone for sharing!!!!

Cheryl


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: barberella on July 20, 2010, 07:54:31 AM
I ran across this video on youtube just now.  It's about intruders near the nest on Mother's Day, and how mom and dad reacted... sounding the alert, and getting stressed, while our little Phoenix barely stirred from her nap.  :heart


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpACwFsK5AI




Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: beans on July 20, 2010, 10:25:09 AM
That was quite a dust-up, and Madame Hornby was panting when she finally returned to her perch on top of the close-up cam.  They don't allow other Bald Eagles in their territory.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: emc on July 20, 2010, 11:03:38 AM
Eaglets are told to go flat and still when there is any threat.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: jdarnall2001 on July 20, 2010, 12:02:29 PM
I loved listened to Phoe sing like a little teapot! So I made a recording so I can listen to her sing forever. You can use this as a ringtone too if you wanted to. Oh how I miss my sweet Phoe!

http://www.mytinyphone.com/ringtone/1318657 (http://www.mytinyphone.com/ringtone/1318657)


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Blue on July 20, 2010, 01:42:14 PM
jdarnall

Thanks for the nostalgic recording of Phoenix!


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: BBE on July 20, 2010, 02:27:49 PM
bubble, merci pour votre poème pour Phoenix.  Very beautiful and moving.

Merci beaucoup.  :heart


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: ajfe on July 20, 2010, 03:42:05 PM
Thank you everyone for the words you've written and the videos you made. I'm still struggling to put into words how I feel about Phoenix and her passing. I started watching because of a news clip on Global and got caught up in the anticipation of waiting for the eggs to hatch. Then one did this priceless little bundle of down emerged. I was hooked. Every morning I'd get up and check the nest and the hotspots to see what Phoe was up to. I laughed when she wobbled, at her big yellow banana feet, her tea kettle cry when food came, and her using Dudley as a pillow or wing rest. She had my heart as I watched her grow and begin stretching and flapping those awesome wings. I knew she would be leaving but I was so excited to know it would fulfill the longing to fly deep inside of her. Her first jump to the cam box was a great celebration.

I watched her die. I'm so glad I was in the room at the time. I wanted to reach out and touch her, comfort her some how. I shed tears and sobbed so hard that night. I was priviledged to watch Dan take her out of the nest. The video of winterwren carressing Phoe touched my heart.

Yet, I wonder why I grieve so hard for an eaglet who never got to fly. How is it that I could get attached to some one through the internet and the webcam. Some of my friends think I'm crazy. Phoe came into my life at a time when I was struggling with issues around love, trust, family. I saw in the Hornby family those things and more. I was so impressed with how MOm and Dad loved and cared for their child.

Then there are all of you, the people in chat. I'd never chatted before and it's been a real pleasure and priviledge to get to know you and share this with you. Little by little my heart is healing. I don't cry anymore, there's just a sad ache in my heart. I love you Phoenix, Mom and Dad. May the angels watch over you.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: barberella on July 20, 2010, 04:11:33 PM
I had stopped crying too... until I read that.  :ecsad




Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Eva in USA on July 20, 2010, 05:27:34 PM
I haven't stopped crying. (The Folks at work said it's starting to "Get on Thier Nerves."...

Who Cares!, My Paycheck doesn't bounce, and Phoenix will take My Heart a LONG time to "Get Over".

(That's My Story, and I'm sticking to it, Thank God Ya'll are here with Me, and Understand!)...

Hi, Everyone, I saw Phoenix on July 9th for the first time.~

As always, Eva.~


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Love4eagles on July 20, 2010, 06:12:15 PM
That was quite a dust-up, and Madame Hornby was panting when she finally returned to her perch on top of the close-up cam.  They don't allow other Bald Eagles in their territory.

No Beans they don't.  I have seen that many times from my house. One day I seen ten Bald Eagles flying above my house, five pairs.  What some noise that was.  The other Eagles did fly off and left the pair alone.  How sweet!  I would not live anywhere else.  Love them!

Cheryl


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Eva in USA on July 20, 2010, 06:22:02 PM
Phoenix
(Definition.)

: A Mythical Bird of great beauty fabled to live 500-600 years. (to burn itself on a funeral pyre, and rise from its ashes, into the freshness of Youth to live through another cycle of Years.)

Often an emblem of immortality or of reborn Idealism or Hope.

(Look It Up!, It's the Definition, Ya'll!)    :nod2

As always, Eva.~


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: starrgazer on July 20, 2010, 06:35:56 PM
Wonder if that dual poop was an opinion!  What fun - thanks, Doug.  Starr


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: livylou on July 20, 2010, 06:40:13 PM
Thanks ajfe      yes I saw her pass too, I also saw her hatch & saw Dan gently remove her. Every day at work about 5 of us tuned in and had the cam on all day ( minimized ) and when we heard a noise we looked or of course we looked at least 4 times a hour!  I would check in at night on chat, I miss the connection!  I miss seeing the eagle fam.....but, Phee has brought attention to the need of wildlife orgs & the donations have been  many.

Can't wait for the next season..... and I have learned so much about  an]another area of the country...Hornby Island. Looks so beautiful....peaceful.... :heart




Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Wolf on July 20, 2010, 06:59:21 PM
Hi,
I am new to this and also this is my first time following the eagles.  There was not a day gone by that I did not have Phoenix and her parents on my screen.  I have been fascinated and oh so thankful for Doug and his camera.  I will be following this incredible life story from now on.  I cried so hard around her passing.  My sympathies go out to all.  Blessed be.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: McMolly on July 21, 2010, 06:44:32 AM
I am awed by the magnificent words and tributes posted here in memory of our sweet Phoe and I want to thank all of you even though you brought tears back to my eyes just when I thought I'd wrung the last one out.

I cried with all of you and I know, deep in my heart, it wasn't "just" for little Phoe, but what she stood for and because we all felt we lost that when she died.  But the love we had for Phoe, the hope we had for humanity because of her, will live on in all of us and hopefully make us better people.

That is our gift from sweet Phoe and I feel so blessed for that.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: cwatson on July 21, 2010, 02:23:45 PM
I am a 4th grade teacher and was told about this webcam 2 weeks after the birth of little Pheonix;  I cannot even begin to tell you about the Science we learned about by discussing the nest each day.  Parent care for babies, learning from parents,prey and predator, habitat, use of claws and beak...so much more.  When i wanted to calm the class down in June, we would just watch and write in our journals.  Thank you to the providers of this webcam.  Know that this has provided such education to thousands of students across the country.  I am so sad that our little friend is gone,  but that is a lesson in Science and nature too.  Cindy,  4th grade teacher.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Circle of Life on July 21, 2010, 02:30:01 PM
This is my first post on this forum, but I have been watchng Phoenix since she was a few days old. I feel in love with her instantly, and learned so much from her and her parents.  I was amazed how she grew so quickly from a little grey ball of fluff to an awkward baby with huge yellow feet, to finally a beautiful eagle getting ready to fly.

I was shocked at Phoe's sudden death, and so sad for her that she would never get to take her first flight, and go on to live a wonderful life like her parents.  But I was also amazed at the effect she had on me, and so many thousands of other people.  I was at an Elton John concert a few days ago, and one of his last songs was "The Circle of Life".  As I listened to the beautiful lyrics, I got tears in my eyes (once again!) thinking of Phoenix and her too brief life.  I chose my user name in Phoenix's honour as I will never forget her, or the impact she had in her short time in this world:


From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done
There's far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high
Through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round

It's the Circle of Life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the Circle
The Circle of Life.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Love4eagles on July 21, 2010, 04:57:59 PM
Thanks so much Beans for the tribute for Phoenix.  I have a wet face now.  How we will miss her!

For those who have not seen it, here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulEagles

It is really amazing how these Bald Eagles cared so much for their Eaglets.  You have no choice but to love them.

Cheryl ~ the Eagle Lover


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: barberella on July 21, 2010, 05:14:38 PM
Lovely post, Circle of Life.  :nod2

I just saw a contestant sing that song on America's Got Talent last night, and he did a great job.  Wouldn't it be wonderful to have the talent to write a song like that?




Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Rajame on July 21, 2010, 05:31:30 PM
Thank you to all of you for the outpouring for Phoenix and the Hornby Eagles. Your messages for Doug, Sheila, Ajl, Booni, Wren and Raptor, HEG and others warm and comforts us all. It will soon be one week to the moment since we lost Phoenix. Watching her struggle to live that evening was devastating. Knowing I was surrounded by dear friends was encouraging. If we could have lifted her up with our hearts we would have done so. I am thankful for those of you who have posted here and shown that humanity still has a big heart and a love for the planet and all inhabitants. Let us always remember that from the ashes of Phoenix’s death comes new and renewed life.

Fondly,
Rajame  :heart


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: BBE on July 23, 2010, 04:21:04 PM
May 20th. Dad was busy do nestorations, he already almost hit Phoenix with a small branch. And here Dad doesn't seem to realize that Phoenix is directly under him :eclol  

Heh Dad, what's with the tail?

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4626043853_77371f348c.jpg)



© Doug Carrick 2010


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: BBE on July 23, 2010, 04:23:51 PM
June 13 afternoon.

Wing flaps up, watch out down below.  And you know what happened next  :eclol

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4698306132_056c99d146.jpg)



© Doug Carrick 2010


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: BBE on July 23, 2010, 04:43:11 PM
May 21. Dad flew home with 5 herring (moving). At about the 1:22 min. mark Phoenix grabs a whole one from Mum's mouth  :eclol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5v4Vu8qMR4


June 14. Meal time with Mum and Phoenix. Phoenix is becoming more demanding. She also saw more of Mum's anatomy than she wanted.  :biggrin6   You know the song 'Moon Over Miami'?   Well this was a twist on the word 'Moon' over Phoenix's head.  :eclol  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3UM54WCOf4



© Doug Carrick 2010


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: amazedbyeagles on July 23, 2010, 05:25:08 PM
Thank you for the wonderful memories of Phoenix!  She was a very special eagle and this group is a very special group of eagle lovers!


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: beans on July 23, 2010, 08:04:08 PM
BBE, loved those memories....  hope people will post more of them  :eclove


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: jmom on July 23, 2010, 09:19:24 PM
We were away on holidays and the first thing I did when we got home was go to the Eagle Cam, no eagles, what could have happened???  My husband went to the Province newspaper online and read about poor little Phoenix, I cried so many tears.  I work at an elementary school here and our daily routine was to check on our favorite baby eagle and be amazed at how fast she grew and how she finally grew into her feet.  The children and adults alike loved seeing her every single day and could not wait to see her take her first flight.  Such a profound feeling of sadness to know she is gone, and I can't help but wonder what her parents are feeling.  They were indeed very good parents, so sad for them to.  Thank you so much for having the Eagle Cam, it brings so much joy to so many.  Also thank you for the memories of Phoenix, a beautiful piece.  We will look forward to the next beautiful family we get to watch and we will hope for a long life for this baby.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Rajame on July 23, 2010, 11:26:56 PM
Ah JMom, I hope you can feel me reaching out to hug you. It has been very hard losing Phoenix. I hope you can find solace with us. There are updates and areas to read what others are saying, songs and poems and just an outpouring of love.

Rajame  :heart


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: emc on July 24, 2010, 12:11:33 AM
On May 30, Phoenix ate until she was stuffed  T H I S big.  Look at the crop!  Looks like she swallowed a basketball. lol

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/FirefoxScreenSnapz134.jpg)

And then it gets funny.  She sees a caterpillar crawling along,  Watch for it on the left hand side of the screen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bs7ruW3nSU


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: barberella on July 24, 2010, 11:03:12 AM
Looks like she ate it and went back to sleep.  :eclol

Great video!





Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: emc on July 24, 2010, 02:42:37 PM

As if she needed another morsel  :eclol


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Karen-inVA on July 24, 2010, 06:26:15 PM
What wonderful and such funny memories many of you have shared in here. As many of you know, I am not a regular watcher of Hornby Channel but have met and made some wonderful friends in the chat room over time there and other Wildearth Channels.
Phoenix wasn't around very long but it does not take long to get attached to an animal with such a "personality" does it? :eclove
When I saw posts on Safari Channel about Phoenix passing a few hours earlier, I had to ask someone in private to please share further as I had not heard the sad news yet. Not long after the drive was over I headed straight to Hornby Chat as I figured many people would be in and out during the wee hours of the morning. My heart truly hurt for the many of you that watched every second that you could and I wanted to come be with the many friends I had made over time and the new friends I have made since.
We all waited for the updates as daylight came and the news of the young tree climber that found it in his heart to retrieve Phoenix's body so that a Necropsy could be done in hopes of finding out what happened. Hopefully the results will help the studies of all Bald Eagles as well as any others that may be affected by the diseases and medical conditions.

When I think of Phoe, I think of those   :mhihi HUGE Floppy Feet  :biggrin6  and I get tickled each time. It is amazing to watch nature and the way it can transform from being born and over time become an adult. Thankfully for modern technology and the internet, the world is a much smaller place for every one that shares the common bond of the love of wildlife.

You are a wonderful bunch and I am honored to call you friends.  :grouphug2

Please keep Phoenix's "Celebration of Life" going. The awesome memories are a great part of history as well.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: BBE on July 24, 2010, 06:32:26 PM
Karen, hello and it is lovely to see you here. Thank you for the kind words and thoughts. Phoenix was indeed special. We all have our individual and as well as collective memories.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Rajame on July 24, 2010, 07:08:37 PM
Thank you KarenVA. You have been a good friend to all of us. I am very thankful for your message and compassion.

Hugs,
Rajame  :heart


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: luvthebirds on July 25, 2010, 08:41:53 PM
I have posted some new hiakus for Phoenix. http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=147.msg20007#msg20007 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=147.msg20007#msg20007)

Thank you all for sharing here.  It helps us to share and remember.  :ecsmile


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: luvthebirds on July 26, 2010, 03:46:18 PM
A poem for Phoenix. http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=147.msg20202#msg20202


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Eva in USA on July 27, 2010, 09:22:04 AM
I still cry when even mentioning Phoenix's name. I just heard a song that reminds me of Her Life, and started crying all over again, but I have No Idea how to post links here.

It's by The Doobie Brothers, and it's called..."I cheat the hangman." (I hadn't heard it in years, and it just reminded me of Her.)

Anyone can take a listen on you tube, I'm sure, or maybe someone can actually post the link for Me?

God Bless~



Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Biff on July 27, 2010, 10:23:59 AM
I can't think of anything sadder than looking at the empty nest, yet I keep coming back to it. I don't know what draws me, but I miss watching Phoenix. I believe everything happens for a reason,even though we don't necessarily understand them.

Thankyou Doug for the site, to eveyone out there who got pleasure from Phoenix, good bye for now.

Biff


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: parker on July 27, 2010, 10:39:56 AM
I'm sure glad to see that some people are still struggling with this.  I, too, have the webcam up today...looking at the empty nest.  I keep hoping that I was having a nightmare! Waiting eagerly for further test results.  Hoping this may give me some peace.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: boonibarb on July 29, 2010, 06:45:11 AM


i go by the nest every day on my bike ride with Dooki.
It is hard not to stop at my usual spots & look for Phoenix in the nest, to see what she is up to.

 :eccry


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: lookylo on July 29, 2010, 08:26:46 AM
oh Booni,  :heart


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: barberella on July 29, 2010, 10:15:37 PM
My eyes fill with tears everytime I think of how sad she looked that last day, lethargic, with no interest in the food mom and dad brought to the nest, and then when I noticed her beak opening and closing later in the day, I was so afraid she had something stuck in her throat.  But it was something even worse.  :ecsad




Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Donnae on July 29, 2010, 11:13:58 PM
((((Booni)))) I know how hard it is to look at that empty nest for us and can only imagine how difficult it is for you!!!! Thanks to you though we have sooooo many wonderful memories of our beloved Phoenix and I thank you for that!!!!



Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: gzebear on July 30, 2010, 06:41:37 AM
Two weeks and I am still sorting this out. I still miss Phoe - she had become so much a part of my life - and I'm still trying to find her, to find the place where she is alive and well and flying high, the part of me that is Phoe, somewhere in my heart of heart. Truly I will never forget her. Fly high, Phoenix, Beautiful Bird of my Heart.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: anitav on July 30, 2010, 06:45:56 AM
Little Phoenix,
I miss watching you every day, with your mom and dad.  Although you are no longer in your nest, I know you are being taken care of by angels.  I will always love you.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: NJudy on July 30, 2010, 06:55:38 AM
I was so sad to learn of the death of Phoenix...I was away for a few days.  When I returned I saw Phoenix in her nest breathing heavy.  I just thought she was hot.  Never expected to find out that she passed.  She was a delight, I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to watch her grow.  I would have loved to see her soar light the great eagle she was.   I think she is soaring now though, we just can't see her.

I really miss that girl........


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: dalarie on July 30, 2010, 02:18:46 PM
Hello every Phoenix lover out there!  It took me a while but I have completed a small watercolour of Phoenix based on pictures from the site. My goal is to sell it to raise funds for MARS. You can view it on eBay under "Memories of Phoenix" (I know, not too original but didn't know how else to list it!) Not being too computer savvy, it took a long time to successfully post it there. Enjoy!
Diane


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Blue on July 30, 2010, 02:35:42 PM
Hi dalarie

I can't find your watercolour on eBay.  If the proceeds are to go to MARS, could you post a link to help us find it, please?


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: McMolly on July 30, 2010, 02:39:40 PM

i go by the nest every day on my bike ride with Dooki.
It is hard not to stop at my usual spots & look for Phoenix in the nest, to see what she is up to.

 :eccry


As heartbreaking as losing Phoenix was for us, I can't begin to imagine how hard it is for those of you living there, going by every day, being so close.  I'm just so sad for you.   


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: dalarie on July 30, 2010, 02:44:05 PM
The item # is 130415921014. It should be under "art". I'll try to print the link.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Blue on July 30, 2010, 03:54:45 PM
Thanks dalarie.  I will see about starting a thread for this auction.  In the meantime, I will put the eBay link here.

Such a cute eagle!

eBay_Phoenix Watercolour (http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130415921014&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.ca%3A80%2Fi.html%3F_nkw%3D130415921014%26_sacat%3D550%26_odkw%3Ddalarie%26_osacat%3D550%26bkBtn%3D%26_trksid%3Dp3286.m270.l1313%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1)


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: dalarie on July 30, 2010, 03:58:10 PM
Thanks so much Blue! I also sent the message to MARS. Here's hoping for success!


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: beans on August 02, 2010, 12:17:24 AM
Beautiful, Dalarie  :eclove

One of my favorite memories is Phoenix holding out her wings and sunning herself.

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/phoenixjune292010.jpg)

You can see the video on our new YouTube site here:

Phoenix Sunning and Preening (http://www.youtube.com/user/HornbyIslandEagles#p/u/7/v4AEJUeJqNg)
(click link)


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: maggiemoo on August 02, 2010, 12:35:26 PM
I have finally found " reply" and am also finding my way around Forum. I watched phoenix die and couldn't believe what I was seeing!  And for a week turned on the cam at the nest hoping for some kind of miracle. Well, that is all behind us now, and I find great pleasure in the fact that I have found so many friends who are so easy to chat with. And so interested in what each of us are doing during our "down" time. The miracle is the laughter and fun we share there all because of Mom and Dad and Phoe. October will soon be here and we will start all over again.  this time with a new knowledge of what an eagles life is all about and the hazzards that they have to overcome to be hatched, grow, and fledge while we are so fortunate to be able to join in their journey with them.
 :heartMaggiemoo


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 02, 2010, 12:40:06 PM
Welcome to the ranks of ONZ forum posters, Maggiemoo!  I'm glad you found how to do it!  It's fun to be able to share back-and-forth in the chat room and now here, isn't it?!   :eclove


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: mojita on August 07, 2010, 08:25:03 PM
Here it is August 7th and I am still very saddened over Phoe's passing.  It's very hard for me to read the memories and look at past videos of Phoe.  I honestly can't do it without still crying.  This precious little eaglet touched my heart like nothing has touched it in a long time.  Before I knew it, I was loving this little precious girl as if she were my own.  I can only imagine how heartbreaking it is for those who live on Hornby Island physically being able to see her while I only viewed her from the Cam.  My heart feels your pain.  Phoe, you were loved more than you can imagine.  I will always love you and never forget you.  Fly highm with the angels, my precious little one!!


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: luvthebirds on August 07, 2010, 08:35:20 PM
Mojita, you are not alone in your feelings.  :heart  Glad you posted and shared with us.  Phoenix will be remembered by so many people who cared for her. She lives on in our hearts and memories.   


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Yorkshires lass on August 07, 2010, 11:39:56 PM
I have never posted to the site before but I watched little Phoenix every single day until the day she left us.  I checked on her in the morning, kept the website open with the sound turned down at work and checked every evening until it got dark.  This was the first web "community" I have been a part of and that little eagle captured my heart.  I knew watching her try to breathe the last day that I was watching her die.  It was much the same as my 13 year old doxie when she was experiencing heart failure.  I cried for days after Phoenix died and couldn't bear to look at any pictures.  Some of my favorite photos are from Bonnibarb and I plan on using a few of them to do a painting in memory of "my little Phoenix."  For now, the pain is still real.

I ordered and read the book by Doug Carrick.  i am thankful to all those who allow us into the lives of the Hornby Eagles.  I am thankful to those who took Phoenix down from the nest -it helped to bring a little closure.   Thank you for teaching us about wildlife, eagles and the amazing way God has designed these animals to care and nurture their young.  The scripture from Isaiah 40:31 now has even more meaning to me ( "but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and now grow weary, they will walk and not be faint"). 

I am hooked - and will be waiting to see the return in October of Mom and Pop Hornby.  Thank you again - what a life experience this has been.  I miss you Phoenix.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Rajame on August 07, 2010, 11:42:58 PM
Thank you for sharing Yorkshires and welcome to the forum. It is dear to read the comments from others. We are lucky to have compassionate freinds on the chat. Sit back, look around, make yourself at home and if you have any questions let me know. Hugs, Rajame  :heart


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: beans on August 14, 2010, 08:53:35 PM
Here's a memory that was scary at first but turned out ok!

CLICK (http://www.youtube.com/user/HornbyIslandEagles#p/a/u/1/hdWEYWIfXHc)


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: BBE on August 14, 2010, 08:57:57 PM
beans, I remember watching that and there were a few hearts that skipped several beats. But all ended well in that saga.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Rajame on August 14, 2010, 09:37:05 PM
Yikes Beans! That was scary.  :heart


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: boonibarb on August 14, 2010, 09:55:48 PM
beans, thanks for that video!
It brought tears to my eyes to hear that lovely screeping & churbling again.  :eccry
& i LOVE how Phoenix charges at Dad & tells him to leave!
She was such a character.
How can she be gone?   :ecnono


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: luvthebirds on September 06, 2010, 09:52:18 PM
I have been thinking about Phoenix lately  ......  so I wrote a poem for her.


I Dreamed - A Poem for Phoenix

I dreamed of an eaglet
Who would take to the sky
Soaring high on thermals
New wings held proudly wide

I dreamed she would feel the thrill
Of wind beneath her wings
And enjoy her newfound freedom
And learn of eagle things

I found my dream was shared
By many people, far and wide
Who watched the eaglet develop
And also longed to see her fly

But sometimes dreams are shattered
They become nightmares instead
I dreamed I’d see the eaglet fly
Never dreamt I’d see her dead

But there are dreams that change
And I must try to understand
This eaglet was not meant to fly
For her there was another plan

She was to become a symbol
For wildlife and their plight
She opened people’s hearts to care
That other eaglets should take flight

And though my dream was altered
I now feel a special joy and pride
For when I see an eagle soaring
I know that Phoenix soars right beside

© 2010 luvthebirds
09-06-2010


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: birdvoyer on September 07, 2010, 05:28:34 AM
I love your poem luv. Phoenix is still bringing important recognition to the plight of wildlife everywhere. She soars high with inspiration and life as her purpose.

 :heart


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 07, 2010, 10:29:21 AM
Yes she does, soar, Luv.  Higher and further than any eagle has ever flown...all around the world and for many years to come.  Thank you for putting it into words and sharing them with us. :s*


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: ravenwing4 on September 07, 2010, 11:12:41 AM
The poem is beautiful Luv.  We will all soar with her memory, every time we see an eagle flying.

Ravenwing   :hearts2


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: knitmaster on September 07, 2010, 01:33:52 PM
Thank you luv for that beautiful poem - it says so well what we are thinking.  Soar little Phoenix!


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: ccfan on September 07, 2010, 01:38:40 PM
That peom captures so much...it is beautifuland thank you for sharing.
ccfan


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: birdvoyer on September 07, 2010, 01:46:01 PM
Welcome to the forum ccfan. Glad you have made your first post. We are always available should you have any questions. Please don't hesitate to ask...someone will answer.     :nod2


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: rheawalters on September 07, 2010, 06:32:56 PM
Luv, you have a way with words that touch the heart.  tears and smiles are all mixed together. :wub
Thank You. :hug


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Thumper66 on September 07, 2010, 07:46:01 PM
I enjoyed your poem very much, Luv.  You always put into words what we are all feeling in our hearts.  Bittersweet, but what a treasure!!  For sure.  You have a great talent and thank you for sharing it with us.    :grouphug2


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Sunny on September 07, 2010, 08:43:27 PM
With tears and smiles I thank you for the poem....It touched many who have known and watched Phoenix. She was an inspiration to us and the world of Eagles.
I loved her and miss her terribly.
Thank you again for the lovely poem
Sunny
 :heart :eclove :ecsmile :thumbup:


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: eviemae on September 08, 2010, 06:42:38 AM
Beautiful poem luv...... brought tears to my eyes......GB


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: luvthebirds on September 17, 2010, 02:37:59 PM
Thank you all for the kind words.  I know that we all cared for Phoenix and still feel her loss.  :heart

And I could not help but pen one more poem for Phoenix.  Doug, of course, bestows the names on the Hornby eaglets.  I was honored that he heard of and chose to use the name that came to me on March 21st.

One more little poem for our Phoenix:


Phoenix - Your Name

Phoenix, your name occurred to me
On the night the first egg was laid
It came to me so suddenly
T’was almost as if unbade

I knew that you’d be special
A symbol of the cam’s rebirth
As well as of your species and
I hoped also for the earth

Little did I know that night
How prophetic would be your name
Or how much you would be loved
And how you would find fame

I thought that you would be
Alive for many years
Never did I imagine
I would soon be shedding tears

But despite the sorrow, Phoenix
You truly represented your name
And those of us who watched you
Will never be the same

For in fact, like your name
You have risen from your nest
And have helped us all to try
To always do our very best

To care for the animals of the world
And to ease them with their plight
And because of you more eagles live
To enjoy the thrill of flight

Phoenix, yes, you were reborn
In some ways you did not die
You live again in many hearts
And in every bird that I see fly

© 2010 luvthebirds
09-17-10


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: ccfan on September 18, 2010, 03:21:25 PM
Luv,

You did it again...tahnk you through tears and smiles :hearts2


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 18, 2010, 04:13:48 PM
Beautiful, Luv... :heart


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: suziq-41 on September 18, 2010, 05:56:20 PM
As hard as I try, i still can't handle this one, Why couldn't she have been one of the lucky ones??? I've never felt so close to a bird in my life, even though I had some of my own and carted for them every day until the end. Doubt if I'll ever be able to read this one.  Suziq


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Sunny on September 18, 2010, 08:15:23 PM
Luv
you captured it...Thankyou so much.
Sunny :heart :thumbup:


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Maria dB on September 19, 2010, 05:06:14 AM
Beautiful Luv. :hearts2


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Thumper66 on September 19, 2010, 08:17:40 AM
Luv...beautiful.  I too, believe that whenever I see an eaglet, I will think of Phoenix who opened my door to loving these beautiful birds. I miss her so much and am waiting with anticipation to see what the new season with Mom and Dad Hornby will bring. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Peter Richardson on July 14, 2011, 10:41:50 AM
Hi everyone,

On this poignant day, I thought it would be appropriate to post a little something for Phoenix.

A took a walk outside on a beautiful day here and noticed a 'new' poppy had appeared and was the most beautiful color (colour) so I picked up my camera and went about posing the shot. I took the shot at precisely 14:25 (2:25 pm) and came inside to download it from the camera and add the poem by Mary Frye. I went to make a cup of tea and noticed the poppy had vanished, this was at 16:00 (4:00pm) and thought , how appropriate :) Anyway here it is http://www.fasterthanu.com/Phoenix.html (http://www.fasterthanu.com/Phoenix.html)


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: beans on July 14, 2011, 10:45:02 AM
Thank you, Peter.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: RMB on July 14, 2011, 10:56:23 AM
Peter, that is just beautiful, and I know it came straight from your heart. Thank you!


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Edelweis on July 14, 2011, 11:04:10 AM
Phoenix the Eaglet
Phoenix, fiery bird and black as coal
Rose from the ashes in my soul.
The bird so loved and much adored
Had to break the umbilical cord
As death took her away so fast
In a moment,  - we were all aghast.
From a tiny egg to a majestic being
With spacious wings that would never be freeing.
But freed you were in a different way
You climbed the heights of a brand new day.
You showed us our own fragility,
Reminded us of cruel reality,
You taught us to be thankful for our time,
Now soar, blessed bird, through the skies divine.

Edelweiss
July 2011


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Bhrighde on July 14, 2011, 11:07:23 AM
A took a walk outside on a beautiful day here and noticed a 'new' poppy had appeared and was the most beautiful color (colour) so I picked up my camera and went about posing the shot. I took the shot at precisely 14:25 (2:25 pm) and came inside to download it from the camera and add the poem by Mary Frye. I went to make a cup of tea and noticed the poppy had vanished, this was at 16:00 (4:00pm) and thought , how appropriate :) Anyway here it is http://www.fasterthanu.com/Phoenix.html (http://www.fasterthanu.com/Phoenix.html)

Peter, that's so lovely.  Thank you.  Dear little Phoenix.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Rajame on July 14, 2011, 12:46:52 PM
Thank you Peter. Such a loving tribute. :hearts2


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: emc on July 14, 2011, 01:32:15 PM
Edelweiss: nice poem for Phoenix


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: ccfan on July 14, 2011, 03:15:09 PM
Thank you Peter and Edelweiss :heart


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: beans on July 14, 2011, 06:41:08 PM
Thank you, Edelweiss, very sweet, but I'm crying (again)


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Stokes on July 14, 2011, 10:46:46 PM

Thank you so much Peter! So beautiful....love the story of the poppy.

Flood



Hi everyone,

On this poignant day, I thought it would be appropriate to post a little something for Phoenix.

http://www.fasterthanu.com/Phoenix.html (http://www.fasterthanu.com/Phoenix.html)


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Stokes on July 14, 2011, 10:50:19 PM
a poem for Phoenix...



Water Egg-Blue Planet


On the water egg-blue planet
is an island of trees
and black rocks
with a million eyes
deep-set holding
stories in their
empty light.

Each day the sky cracks
an eyelid, and a creamy milk
like a flower's skin,
or a blush
slowly fills the dark bowl
of night,

until the physical world
becomes itself again.

I want only one word
or two, a poem slight in build
and agile. A single thought
like a creek in summer.

So I cover the waters rushing
from my heart.

Last year in the summer,
on the 14th day of July,
an eaglet stopped breathing.

I know your breath stopped too,
for an instant. We all did.
From that moment on,

after the floods came,
something grew like a new forest.
We had never seen before.

Some would call this legacy.
A man climbs the spire of a cathedral
shaking in his brave boots. Pulls
the eaglet's body into the backpack,
waves at the camera,

to the world
so we could breathe again,
and the chopper flew her
to loving hands
who found the cause
and calmed us,

eventually.
Many hands. Much love.
Phoenix meanwhile churning
away invisible, to her next life.

And after, came courting
and sticks to the bowl
of great branches.

Mom laying bright circles of white light,
two for good measure. Dad busting out
with pride. Hatching. Growing.

And now here we are in the land
of celebration. The breeze and the ocean
gently clapping. Silly to think
this would ever be easy,

or a simple poem. Letting it all go
I sit with you my family in the wood,
the thousand eyes, on every limb
and shore.

Shhhhh.
Listen to our memory. To the gifts
piling up in front of us. The flutter.
The lift off. The next life,

and one who left us for greater things.




in deep gratitude
for Phoenix, and how you continue
to inspire us all.


c2011 T.L.Stokes (all rights reserved)




Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: emc on July 14, 2011, 11:51:30 PM
Stokes, that is beautiful.  :ecsmile


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Lucia on July 15, 2011, 05:36:16 AM
I posted yesterday on a Facebook tribute to Phoenix and would like to share it with you

"The pain of seeing her go, with their pair of wings, it was as if her lost was a betrayal of life. The pain bothered me. The stillness of the nest disturbed me. I was no more horizon and no wings. His flight was different in other fields and other trees. In other stops. I stood there, watching you with my little pair of curve wings. You are free. One day I'll see you inside of this immensity." (In memoriam of Phoenix)

I put a picture of Phoenix together with the text.
For those who have Facebook, here is the link:


http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1192273&l=499d577e2d&id=100000220127151

The experience of yesterday, for a minute of silence in memory of Phoenix, was wonderful.
A big hug to you all.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Msseaman on July 15, 2011, 06:26:57 AM
flood such beautiful words i am moved to tears what a wonderful talent you have thank you


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: boodle317 on July 15, 2011, 06:30:28 AM
Flood, you are amazing.  :heart


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: grammieof7 on July 15, 2011, 06:49:09 AM
Stokes, that is beautiful, thanks for sharing it.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Cawatcher on July 15, 2011, 09:18:59 AM
Phoenix Rmembered By Nightengale and Boonibarb  :heart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO0B2dykfiU


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: passerine on July 15, 2011, 09:59:40 AM
Thank-you Lucia, nice. All nice tributes, gonna watch Cali video now. :heart


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Blue on July 15, 2011, 12:53:48 PM
Wonderful selections, beautifully done!

Thank you, Cali.  :eclove


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: ccfan on July 15, 2011, 02:46:01 PM
(((STOKES, LUCIA, BOONI, NIGHTENGALE  & CALI)))) T
Thank you!


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: gzebear on July 15, 2011, 04:44:24 PM
My avatar has been the nebula known as NGC 1999, south of the Orion nebula. The dark T-shape near the center is thought to be a hole blown through the nebula by energetic young stars. I chose it as my avatar because it reminded me of Phoenix.

I missed the many remembrances of Phoenix yesterday because I was working an 11-hour day in a wild bird rehab center. It felt like a fitting tribute to an eaglet (and her parents) who had taught me so much about birds, life, myself, people, and had led me to this work that I love. Later, I spent the night at our quiet camp by a pond - no internet there either, but I shared the silence with you all at 7:19 nest-time and played Billy Joel’s lullaby, “Goodnight, My Angel”, for my beloved Phoe.

…. like a boat out on the ocean, I’m rocking you to sleep
The water’s dark, and deep inside this ancient heart
You’ll always be a part of me ….

 
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110224.html


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Cawatcher on July 15, 2011, 06:29:42 PM
Shortened version of Phoenix Gone to Soon ~~
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbV16aGW3yY


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: dizzymom70 on July 14, 2012, 09:32:46 AM
Two years ago today that we lost our dear little Phoenix, and two years ago today that our AJL boosted us to a new level of action to care for and protect wildlife.

Thank you Phoenix for the inspiration, and thank you AJL for your guidance and the kick in the pants. The world is now a better place, and getting better all of the time.

RIP Phoenix, you are with us always.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Donnae on July 14, 2012, 10:18:11 AM
What wonderful tributes to Phoenix... I thank you all for the poems, words, videos of a very special eaglet who touched our hearts. It was hard losing Phoenix but it brought us all a new awareness and out of that HEART was formed and has given our eaglets, birds and wildlife of Hornby a second chance.thank you Booni and Wren for going that extra mile to try to make them all safe... Phoenix we thank you for that, even though losing you was so sad, thank you for giving us a new vision... we will never forget you.

Ajl and Maj.... thank you for all the things you did behind the scenes to try to save Phoenix, we know now that it was impossible but you tried so hard. Ajl thank you for guiding us through a terrible time and helping us to understand what happened and why... I will always be grateful for your kindness, your caring, and seeing us through this, even though you too were greatly affected by Phoenix's death.. you put aside your sorrow and helped us through this.

Phoenix... you did not die in vain... you left us a legency .... you taught us to take action and to try to better your world and to make it safer... we hope this continues... thank you for being here even though it was a short time... your time here was for a reason.

Mom and Dad... thank you for Phoenix... I know this was so hard on you in a eagle way... you grieved... but since Phoenix, you gave us beautiful Alexandra and David.. and now Hali... over the years you have given the world may beautiful eaglets.. thank you... you are both such special parents and have taught us so much and I thank you for letting me enter your world.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: NancyM on July 14, 2012, 12:09:56 PM
In 2006, I cried my eyes out over two eggs that did not hatch ~ that seems so naive now, but I was new to the world of birds.

In 2009, I was horrified by Echo's death ~ but rejoiced in Hope, the strongest eaglet I had ever seen.

In 2010, I was enthralled by each moment of Phoenix's life ~ and completely undone by her death.

Phoenix really did leave a Legacy, though - the renewal of MARS, the awakening in many of us of the extent to which wildlife needs our help, and, thanks to AJL, the ability to look at one individual bird and really see....


If you did not read the poem that Stokes wrote last year, please be sure to read it now, it is very special.   Stokes' Poem for Phoenix (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=353.msg63166#msg63166)


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: mishikeenhquay on July 14, 2012, 12:53:14 PM




The pain of losing Phoenix is only outweighed by the sheer joy of knowing her.

Gitchi Miigwetch....for teaching me to see, listen, and believe.


(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Phoenix%20Memorial/36484_411977812725_681472725_4443378_2473485_n-1.jpg) (http://)





Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: Faerie Gardener on July 14, 2012, 02:13:21 PM
I spent the day yesterday in the garden with the birds and the plants and my family, thinking of Phoenix and how she has brought a new dimension into my life. Thank you Phoenix.  Thanks to all who posted.
                    :heart  Love this nest   :heart

(But still, the tears)       


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: ccfan on July 15, 2012, 07:23:33 PM
I totally agree with all that was said above about our blessed Phoenix...like Nancy said I totally cried my eyes out,  I couldn't talk about her without tears for a long time....I had been a lurker until then and was welcomed into chat with the equivalent of a HUGE hug.  AJL was amazing. Maj was amazing. Booni, Wren, Dan, Norm and all who care so much have made a tremendous difference in a great many lives "human,fin,fur and feather".
Decker, Brigabooni & Brigadan raised our spirits also...who knew an eagle could swim?
Phoenix, you will live on in our HEARTs forever.


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: luvthebirds on July 15, 2012, 08:24:35 PM
Phoenix, we miss you still.  You will be in our hearts forever.   :heart


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: BBE on July 15, 2012, 08:57:57 PM
Nancy, thank you for your post, well said. Also thanks for the link to Stokes poem, as I have misplaced it.  :flower

So many events (good and not so good) and people over the years of watching Mum and Dad have taught everyone here and around the world so much about eagles    :nod2   :eclove


Title: Re: Memories of Phoenix
Post by: jeavverhey on November 26, 2015, 02:16:20 AM
Dear Phoenix -  Were it not for you and your short life and untimely death I would never have met or known Maj. I still think of you daily as I drink my morning coffee from the mug with your dear photo on it. Thank you for  bringing me into the Hornby family. Love forever - Jeav


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