Harmon the Eaglet Is Recovering at the Minnesota Raptor Center

Sunday Morning, May 6, 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time

This is the third of a series of blogs on Harmon’s the Eaglet’s continuing recovery at the Minnesota Raptor Center. I know it is hard to piece together these daily updates on this 3-week old eaglet that had to be rescued from the nest last Friday afternoon, May 4, so I’m putting information and videos together and posting them in my WordPress blog as I find out more. I’m also monitoring the chat room periodically at the Minnesota nest because some of the individuals there seem to have hotlines to some info.

If you want to know the whole story from the beginning, please read my May 4 blog “Saving Harmon, the Eaglet in the Minnesota Bound Nest.” That blog includes an explanation of what happened to the eaglet, how he got stuck, and a video of the rescue by Jim, a tree climber and raptor expert.

New Video Update from Minnesota Bound

I just found this new Minnesota Bound video update this morning. The commentator gives a very good update on Harmon’s progress and talks about whether or not the Raptor Center will be able to return him to the nest.

What is key is trying to get him back into the nest as close as possible to a 48-hour “window.” The possibility of eagle parents continuing to visit the nest after that period falls off statistically. But, hey, I’m a firm believer in miracles and it ain’t over till it’s over.

The good news is that the parents were reporting flying by and visiting the nest frequently on Saturday, so they haven’t given up yet.

Here’s a link to the latest update video:


About Joy Parker

As a three-time cancer survivor and storyteller, I felt compelled to create this blog because I felt the need to connect with an audience and immediately share what I am learning as I am learning it. The material in this blog is serving as the basis for two books that I am writing. The first book talks about how illness is a vehicle that takes us into the unknown land, teaches us things we couldn’t otherwise learn, and then gives us the opportunity to bring them back to our community. It offers a compass and creates a map of the unknown land so that others might find their path more easily. Most important, it shares what I have learned about waking up and being truly alive in this magnificent world. That might sound simple enough, but the actual experience is devastatingly beautiful and powerful. The second project is a book with medicine cards discussing many of the lessons I’ve learned from my experiences with healing and as a healer, the indigenous world, and walking a spiritual path. Most important, it is the story of the development of my own personal mythology. People tend to think of myths as massive stories and beliefs that develop in a culture over hundreds or thousands of years. We now live in a time of crisis and we don’t have a hundred years. The time for healing and transformation is now, and we are the ones we have been waiting for.
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