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About Amy Law

Amy Law is a science geek. She feels about science the way some people feel about music, or art, or sports – a total and complete emotional connection. She thinks in science. For Amy, there’s nothing better than helping people see the beauty of science as she does. She loves to untangle a complicated subject into its parts, explaining it so that anybody can understand what’s happening. Let her show you her world...

Spring storm brings cold, wet; hummers come to feeder

As a violent spring storm crosses the country, the temperatures along the Front Range of Colorado are hovering in the low 40 degree range, and may dip below freezing tonight, and the drizzle we’ve had all day may turn to … Continue reading

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Prepping for Take-off

The day after I last posted, I noticed new behaviors with the Bald Eagle chicks — they began stretching and flapping their wings… …and they began feeding themselves — just a little at first, but it’s a milestone. As with … Continue reading

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Birds coming back

We’ve been following the Bald Eagles at Fort St. Vrain power plant closely this spring. But other birds are showing up, too. Spotted Towhees scratch in the soil for insects. But in the spring, you can hear the males calling … Continue reading

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One month old

This is one of the few times I have seen both the chicks go after the same morsel of food. Notice that the unhatched egg is no longer visible. I don’t know if they carried off, or if it just … Continue reading

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Ten days of growth…

Mama eagle shades the chicks. At this point, they are 9 days old. Up until this day, I hadn’t seen them out of the central depression, where the failed egg remains. But once they started exploring, they rambled all over. … Continue reading

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Two out of Three

It’s been ten days or so since the first two eagle chicks have hatched. They have grown and become much more active. The third egg, though, is probably not going to hatch. Today, the mother eagle stopped brooding the egg … Continue reading

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Two eaglets are doing fine; waiting on the third.

Two of the bald eaglets seem to be doing fine. Mom and dad take turns feeding them. But if the third egg is going to hatch, it needs to do it soon.

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Not one, but two eagle chicks!

When I checked in on the bald eagles this afternoon, I thought I saw two balls of fuzz. But it was really hard to tell. Then the mother eagle stepped back, and I could see a bit better. Two little … Continue reading

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First Bald Eagle Chick at Fort St. Vrain Nest!

The first bald eagle chick at the Fort St. Vrain nest has just hatched! In the first screen shots I took this morning, the eagles hadn’t even moved the egg shell out from under the adult! According to the Excel … Continue reading

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Bald Eagles in Wild Storm

With Winter Storm Ulmer crashing in, the bald eagles at their Fort St. Vrain nest (https://amylaw.blog/2019/02/10/eagle-cam/)have had a hard day today. It started off with driving sleet that soaked our birds. Both of them huddled together for about half an … Continue reading

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