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« Post / Reply #15 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.
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« Post / Reply #16 on: July 17, 2010, 06:35:34 PM »

McMolly - How beautiful.  Simply beautiful.   heart
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« Post / Reply #17 on: July 17, 2010, 08:15:04 PM »

Remember when Phoenix snuggled up under Mom's warm feathers?


May 9 - toasty warm at nap time
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« Post / Reply #18 on: July 17, 2010, 08:20:21 PM »

Yes, an Awwwww moment  Smiley
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« Post / Reply #19 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.
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« Post / Reply #20 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?
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« Post / Reply #21 on: July 18, 2010, 12:23:17 PM »

Because the officials said she couldn't.   wink
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« Post / Reply #22 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
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« Post / Reply #23 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
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« Post / Reply #24 on: July 19, 2010, 12:03:03 AM »

momcat, very beautiful  love
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« Post / Reply #25 on: July 19, 2010, 12:05:22 AM »

It was suggested I add this video to this memories thread, so here it is:



Video:  Remembering Phoenix

The last clip in the video was recorded on July 12.
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« Post / Reply #26 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.....
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« Post / Reply #27 on: July 19, 2010, 12:57:08 AM »

Happy Mother's Day ~ May 11

Thanks for looking after me Mum



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

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNvWjQZ7ycM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNvWjQZ7ycM</a>


© Doug Carrick 2010
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« Post / Reply #28 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.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pow9s9cG6Es" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pow9s9cG6Es</a>
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« Post / Reply #29 on: July 19, 2010, 01:04:35 AM »

Wonderful memories, BBE...
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