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THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought My “Atlantic Creole” Tanks and Onesie!!

Embracing the beauty that is the creole woman, Crystal is showing her pride – I join you in your celebration!

Atlantic Creole T-shirt
Atlantic Creole T-shirt by CousinBelles
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Atlantic Creole Shirt
Atlantic Creole Shirt by CousinBelles
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THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought My “DelMarVa Antique Map” Postcards!!

Thank you, Delawarean, for buying a few of these postcards – I love antique maps myself 🙂

THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought My “DelMarVa Antique Map” Mesh Hat!!

Much respect to the person who loves DelMarVa and it’s unique character –

hope you enjoy this hat immensely 🙂

NEW! “Atlantic Creole” Design

An Atlantic Creole can be defined many ways – of “mixed” race, mixed ethnicity, mixed blood…

Atlantic Creole
Atlantic Creole by CousinBelles
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A Global Pastime: Watching American Bald Eagles Online

It’s ever-increasing in popularity – watching American Bald Eagles on webcams!

American Bald Eagles are no longer an endangered species, therefore, many more are in existence to watch. With funding from various public donations and private resources, webcams over nests have captured compelling day-to-day lives of bald eagles – sleeping, waking, eating, mating, birthing, feeding, nesting, protecting, hunting and other various socializing activities of these majestic raptors.

With today’s technology, scientists and the public can now see bald eagles up close and personal. And it’s become a passion for some.

Bald Eagle webcams are very popular in America and worldwide. Can you imagine? Some of the most fervent and passionate bald eagle viewers are on every continent. The bird-watching and raptor-watching community is very thankful to have the support of citizen watchers from all over the globe, every hour of every day. Several webcams are solar powered and may not be on during the night, but many (with helpful grants and donations) have upgraded high resolution cameras that run 24//7 so not a moment is missed.

Think about it – it’s like another “citizen science project” that I previously blogged about: people from around the world are watching our American bald eagles for their own education, and they’re providing very valuable feedback about their observations. Many classrooms are reported to have regular live viewings of these majestic raptors. This is the closest we’ve ever gotten to viewing Bald Eagles in their natural habitat, so the public is voracious in its appetite to catch a glimpse of a yet unknown world.

Until this year, I hadn’t seen bald eagles in person; I’d only seen them on a webcam or TV. Side note, I checked out the website called “eBird” and found out where bird-watching hotspots are in my area. Because I did that, I was thrilled and privileged to be about 20 feet from one in a tree. What a glorious sight to behold!

To send you to the right places, I’m listing some great eagle-watching websites and webcams:

Live streaming video by Ustream

Cam 1 – (High Definition – Pan, Tilt, & Zoom Side View)
Cam 2 – (High Definition – Pan, Tilt, & Zoom Overhead View)
Cam 3 – (High Res Inside Nest View)
Cam 4 – (High Res Side Nest View)

If you can’t get physically out there to watch American Bald Eagles in action, go online – take flight!

Chesapeake Freeze-up

My area is looking like this also…and more snow is coming soon!

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My in-laws are out-of-town (they live a mile away from us on the bay) and we’re caring for their dog every day.  This morning we walked over to the bay side (we live on the creek side) and took Savannah (the dog) out for her walk.  I captured a few images of the bay this morning, because I’ve never seen this much ice out there.  I’ve heard stories of the “old days” when the bay would freeze right across, and now that we’ve experienced this cold snap I realize how cold for how long that would take.  Maybe the world is getting warmer.  Regardless, here are the photos – several taken from the vantage point of upstairs at my in-laws.  Oh – it was 5 degrees F this morning at 0730. . .

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These photos were taken with my wife’s point-&-shoot Sony HX7V.  I’ve done quite a bit of post-processing…

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