Among thousands of others (yes, that’s 71K+ watching online as this was written), the feed has captured the attention of MDBer Josh Weed. This mesmerizing display of reality TV internet-style has served up more than a few life lessons for Josh, such as one he learned from what he calls the lame stick moment:
The Mommy eagle, not knowing quite what to do with a random stick, just kind of shoved it to the side. But what she didn’t realize was that she trapped one of the babies by the neck so that it couldn’t move. At this point, I had grown attached to the little guys… I was actually kinda starting to stress out. I was talking to the screen. “Mama eagle. Hey! (tap tap tap on the computer screen) You moved the big stick onto your baby’s neck. Baby is contorted now and not moving. He seems pinned to the ground. He might be dying. Hello? (tap tap tap).
Catch the life lesson (beyond putting large sticks on your children’s necks) delivered to Josh courtesy of a nest of fledgling national birds in Life Lessons Learned from Eagles (and while you’re there, you can watch the live feed on Josh’s blog to pick up a few life lessons for yourself along the way).