Every Friday Dr. Bryan Watts, director of the Center for Conservation Biology, has a Q&A session on the Chat Blog of the Richmond Eagle Cam. The transcripts are also posted on the CCB Richmond Eagle Nest Camera
facebook page. This past Friday one of his answers really touched a chord for me..and I think many others since I also received it via email so I decided to share it here...
What is Dr. Watts favorite eagle memory from his career working with them?
"Dr. Watts-ccb: I have many good memories flying surveys or working in the field with eagles. In 2004 I climbed into a nest on the Rappahannock that had 2 chicks. Most eaglets avoid eye contact with humans. But the youngest of the brood looked deep into my eyes and held my gaze no matter where I moved like a young child yearning for discovery. That moment has never left me. To fly along the Bay and see the hand of man moving into every field and woodlot and not consider the universe of this eaglet is to ignore the deeper parts of ourselves."