July 21-05

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Photo by Bob Klein

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 08:42 am:

Pasty Cam having a bit of a late start this morning, but better late than never. Our thanks to Bob Klein for today's shot of this Eagle family near his camp in the Bootjack area.

If you are a long-time visitor to this website, you have probably noticed from time-to-time we have invasions of automated spam machines, attempting to use the discussion for advertising of various kinds. The latest of these attacks has taken a form which can only be defeated by requiring registration to post messages. Or course, you can read today (or any day) in the Cam Notes archives, but I hope you will consider registering to join in the discussion. It is free and only takes a few minutes.

Mary is doing fine after her recent bump to the head, and she'll return to the Pasty Cam tomorrow.

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 09:13 am:

Fantastic shot, new background for me.

By Nancy Leinonen Howells (Nhowells) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 10:30 am:

Feel better, Mary...

By Renee' Harrington (Sur5er) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 10:38 am:

Great pic of my favorite bird, the eagle. Last time I was home in Michigan, we sat by the river in the evening and watched an eagle fishing. Simply amazing and breathtaking.

Mary, I hope you are feeling better. A bump on the head definately is no fun.

By Melissa Hornyak (Melissa5876) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 10:38 am:

Good morning. Great picture, Bob!

By Ethel Moyle (Grampy) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 10:52 am:

Nice picture. Love to watch the Eagles when they're going down for fish, but not when they are eyeing up the baby ducks.

By Michael Bradish (Mikeb) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 10:59 am:

Is this on someone's private property? I would like to get some pictures of this fine nest while I'm up there but don't want to intrude on anyone.

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 11:15 am:

This nest reminds me of our Osprey nests visible all over the keys. The nests are large and they don't look to be as well constructed as other nests but they must be because the same Ospreys return each year to raise another family. Thank you,Charlie,for helping me with my password.

By Lori Houle-Vial (Runnerlori) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 11:31 am:

LOVE the Eagle pic! WOW... Good job to the photographer...

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 11:42 am:

Just an added note about the picture above...It was sent to me, via Bobís niece, Lori LaRoux. Reminded me of the shots we featured in the archives in June, 2004. I wonder if it could be the same pair of Eagles? If so, they sure have chosen a beautiful spot to raise up their young ones each year!

Thanks for the good wishes everyone...I'm really fine, just taking some time off for an appointment! :->

By Renee' Harrington (Sur5er) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 11:43 am:

I have always wondered what the speed is that eagles hit the water at, when they are fishing. You have to admit, that when they hit the water, and you see that large splash, that your first instinct is to say 'ouch...that's gotta hurt'.

By Gordon Jelsma (Gordomich) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 11:54 am:

Nice to see Eagle sitings becoming common again in Michigan. Great picture.

By ed chaput (Eddyfitz) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 11:55 am:

Our daughter and grand kids are enroute to Mackinaw area to the cottage..We saw Bald Eagle last summer diving after all the fish we threw back because of size limit.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 12:27 pm:

Took wonderful videos of an eagle atop a tree right next to me last trip up! Also took stills with my digital, but it doesn't zoom well enough. I forgot in my excitement that I could push the still button on my video camera! I wonder if it's possible to put the video on the computer and then take a still from it even though it wasn't taken as a still? My pictures were taken north of L'anse along Keweenaw Bay.

By Yahoo in Flatland (Yahooinflatland) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 01:38 pm:

Nice shot of the Eagles...
My favorite Eagle encounter was a quiet morning fishing in the middle of an Iron County lake, when I hear this swooshing sound above me...
I looked up & all I can see is this massive wingspan filling my entire field of vision...
it must have only been 10 or 15 feet above me!
It began to slowly climb in a circle, directly above my boat, higher & higher & then it began to coast back down in the same pattern.
I thought it was after my bait, but then I got to see what was really going on...
2 little Eaglets were learning to fly!
They would take off from Mama's wings fly around & then land on her wings, rest a while, then take off.
They repeated this event over & over for more than an hour, while I just sat there in stunned silence enjoying the show.

Every day in the UP is a good day!

By Jerry Johnson (Jerryjohns60) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 03:29 pm:

Watched the eagle every morning catch a fish when staying at my brother in laws camp in Betsy, I never caught anything on that shore line but he had no trouble

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 03:40 pm:

When I brought my dad to the UP, he got to
stay, my husband and I had to return to
Toronto. As an old Screaming Eagle, you can
imagine how delighted he was when an
eagle flew overhead on his first trip down to
the dock at the cottage that he built from
scratch with a little help from my mom, my
uncle, my grandparents and a then seven year
old me.

By Clyde Elmblad...L'Anse (Clyde) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 03:58 pm:

Great Picture!

For you local history buffs, Michigan History Magazine online is profiling Chassell and the Soo Locks in their latest edition. Included are some very interesting old photos. Here's the link if you want to take a look.


By Louise Raasakka (Lulubelle) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 06:21 pm:

Two years ago when we were staying in Lac La Belle, we saw three young eagles on the beach. The mother would bring them food and they just spent their time flapping their wings and eating. And of course, we had no camera. Good memories though.

By Robinohio (Robinohio) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 06:58 pm:

Anyone know what the Law is regarding protection of Eagle's and their nests. I belive you are only allowed to be within so many feet of one.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 07:22 pm:

Robinohio, Good question. There has to be a limit as to how close you can approach an eagle and/or their nest. I know that it is even a federal offense to take anything from their nest or any part of their nest...so that right there indicates that you cannot get too close to the eagle's nest.

By 69 TOOT (Flyindamooney) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 08:35 pm:

Looks like we should sic the eagles on to the spammers. Sorry state of affairs when the most civilized board on the net has to protect itself..Good luck on the new system and I love those eagles.........

By Robinohio (Robinohio) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 09:18 pm:

I belive it is a federal offense to keep even one feather ,even if you found it in your backyard.My children had a teacher who had a stuffed Eagle that her Great Great Grandfather had gotten somewhere long before Eagles became endangered and there were no law's on them.It was handed down from Generation to Generation in the family. She had to turn it over or be prosecuted for a federal offense.

By Lowell La Fave (Lowell) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 09:32 pm:

test run

By Lowell La Fave (Lowell) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 09:43 pm:

Think I have it working right.
I like the picture. We see the eagles down here flying around. They have nests along the river, and we see them hunting.
Charlie and all your helpers: Good job, Like the site. Have monitored it for a long time now.
This and the OWEB site with the U.P. Newspapers are the 2 sites I check every day.

By dan belo (Djbelo) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 09:49 pm:

I saw one near Amasa 5 years ago. The clean look of gold beak & white head amzed me.

By Greta Armata (Gretania) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 10:23 pm:

Years ago there was an eagle nest in a huge dead tree right off the side of the road on the south end of Lake Gogebic. People could just drive by and see the birds in the nest. The DNR moved the nest as it was an easy target for the goofballs driving around with guns. So majestic to see them swoop out of the sky and pluck a fish right out of the lake.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Friday, July 22, 2005 - 12:04 am:

Just saw on the news at 11:00 they released some Eagle's here in Eeat Tennessee today.Saw 3 Turkey's today out back.Most of the big birds I see are the ugly Chicken Vultures.

By Brent in UPstate NY (Brent) on Friday, July 22, 2005 - 08:07 am:

testing my registration

By PAUL M CHRISTENSEN (Pungvait) on Friday, July 22, 2005 - 10:48 am:

what's with the phone system today in the Keweenaw???

By Tricia Forgrave (Superior_dreams) on Friday, July 22, 2005 - 12:23 pm:

I heard through the grapevine that a fiber optic cable was cut.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Friday, July 22, 2005 - 12:28 pm:

Yep, there must be something up with the system. I received an email from Mary about 11pm last night...but when I replied, my system tried for three hours to deliver my reply email to Mary...with no luck.
I also noticed that I am no longer getting message alerts from Pasty Cam...so the system is definately not having a good day, eh.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, July 22, 2005 - 01:42 pm:

Finally able to get back on after a rough morning. About 4:15am all data circuits in the Keweenaw went down. No phones between exchanges, no long distance, no forwarding, voice mail, etc., and no connections to the Internet. While Pasty.NET is still disconnected from the 'net at the moment, I am doing this via a wireless link from Eagle River, through a cable connection in Laurium.

We'll publish Friday's Pasty Cam in a few minutes. Limited capability, so may take a while.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Friday, July 22, 2005 - 02:52 pm:

Welcome back to civilization Charlie ;)

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