Two recent fortunes inside the two fortune cookies I devoured read:
"If you understand what you're doing, you are not learning anything."
"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles by it."
Hmmmm? Have you ever wondered about WHY things are said, read and or experienced in your life? Is it coincidence? Is it fate? Was it really meant to be? Is it a lesson to be learned? Is it to serve as a reminder of something you needed to do? Whatever it is, I believe actions speak louder than words, leaving me no alternative but to act.
Yes, Bald Eagle season is approaching and I've been doing a little prior proper planning over the past few months. I've been doing a little "networking" shall we say by stopping in at a few organizations, introducing myself and leaving my contact information. These few places could be beneficial in both following and locating a pair of Bald Eagles that have been seen habitually.
The National Eagle survey doesn't take place until January 2020 and although only one of these locations is on the prescribed route for our team, my getting my foot in the door was a very, very good thing and, quite honestly, a big accomplishment. You see, the well known, long established practice of said organization does not allow women to be members. Nor can I (as a spouse of a member in good standing) trespass on their property unless I am accompanied by the member.
In eight years, I've been able to get the Pres to get up early and accompany me ONCE because number one, he doesn't like to get up early and number two, has no interest in Bald Eagles. However, he has helped me quite a bit and for that I am grateful. You see, after sending the President of their club an email introducing myself and telling him what I do, the announcement was made by the President of the organization at their last meeting. "A woman by the name of JP has been given permission to access this property any time. Under no circumstances is she to be questioned/bothered."
When the Pres came home from his meeting and told me that Bill made the announcement to all members, I was over the top with gratitude. And yes, as I informed Bill, the President of the organization, I will keep them on the loop as far as sightings and my findings go.
just seeing, saying, and sharing...
with and those at
TI (time in)-7:15 AM
Adult (presumed male based on size) sat quietly in pine until 9:26 AM.
9:33 AM-Looking in all directions, it began chirping/calling loudly (for it's mate??)
9:53 AM-Flew up river (Northerly direction)
TO (time out)-10:00 AM