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Title: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on July 28, 2015, 06:04:12 AM
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In memory of Bob Anderson, biologist


Fjelstul Funeral Home
Email
[email protected]
Sign Bob Anderson guest book

http://www.fjelstul.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=3259684&fh_id=13160
http://www.fjelstul.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=13160


July 27, 2015
Bob Anderson passed away at age 64 in a Decorah hospital.

I am deeply sorry to confirm that Bob Anderson passed away this morning. Out of respect for Bob and his family, we are asking that everyone respect their privacy. Official announcements will be made here and on Ustream in the days to come. Our deepest condolences to Bob's family.

Although Bob was very proud of his work with the Decorah Eagles, his heart was truly in his peregrine falcon recovery work. This video tells the story of his cliff work and was a special favorite: https://youtu.be/USQs4Bwxa18

The photo shows him on Great Spirit Bluff. It was one of his very favorites - he loved to be on rope - and is how many of us will remember him. Fly on, friend and mentor. We will never forget you.
http://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2015/07/i-am-deeply-sorry-to-confirm-that-bob.html



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GSB falcon fledgling Jonathon July 3, 2013 


Bob Anderson, Raptor Resource Project Director, dies unexpectedly
Tributes pouring in for Bob Anderson: a man dedicated to the outdoors
Posted: Jul 27, 2015 9:50 PM CDT
Very sad news out of the Decorah area as KWWL has learned that Bob Anderson, the longtime Director of the Raptor Resource Project, has died unexpectedly.

Several sources are confirming Bob's untimely death to KWWL.
We don't know exact details at this time, but, we're told Bob had not been feeling well recently.

Amy Ries of the Raptor Resource blog,raptorresource.blogspot.com also confirmed Bob's death on the official blog.

Amy says Bob's passion for the outdoors and endangered species is well documented, starting long before the Decorah Eagle Camera became an international sensation, with more than 300-million views, the most watched Live Stream ever.
Among his many passions was saving Peregrine Falcons. We'll let you know more as details become available.
http://www.kwwl.com/story/29645406/2015/07/27/bob-anderson-raptor-resource-project-director-dies-unexpectedly


wind beneath our wings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jorJh8DTMVM

Under His wings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZMnPN5QdLk

I am sooo sorry to hear Bob Anderson passed away!
Amy, may the LORD be with you and yours during this time.  HUG!



The sky is weeping today, as if mourning your passing


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Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on July 28, 2015, 06:39:30 AM
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DECORAH IOWA EAGLES was one of Bob's projects
June 12, 2012    Decorah D12 and D13 fledged, D14 not yet



Raptor Resource Project, facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raptor-Resource-Project/103786266324668


Bob was so proud of the GSB cam
Mississippi River cliffs, Minnesota



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Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: BHscent on July 28, 2015, 10:59:40 AM
Thank you for this thread Shep.

Bob and his work with the raptors has touched the lives of millions of people. His dream and research have helped to save so many raptors and will continue to do so by all of those who have learned so much from him.

The world has lost a true Ambassador of the Raptors.

Soar high and free Bob. <3 You will always be loved and remembered.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Nora in IA on July 28, 2015, 11:12:40 AM
And thank you from me too Shep.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: MpMom on July 28, 2015, 12:31:19 PM
Very nice Shep!!!
I met Bob in 2011, he was quiet but a larger than life raptor man who loved people & his raptors.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Arcadia on July 28, 2015, 12:51:44 PM
Thank you, Shep.

What a loss. I am saddened.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on July 28, 2015, 12:55:34 PM
Thanks for posting everyone.  Its a nice memorium for the family.
I will keep this up as info appears.
Most folks were pretty surprised.
I went to a friends funeral last week.  Tough times.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Lani on July 28, 2015, 01:16:10 PM

Thank you Shep, I still can't believe he's gone.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: maple on July 28, 2015, 01:16:46 PM
So many of us became aware of the raptors above us because of the RRP and Bob Anderson. Observing their secret life has enriched our lives and made us their guardians. Thank you Bob.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: godiva36 on July 28, 2015, 01:42:21 PM
Shep - thanks for starting this thread. Our sky is weeping today too. :'(

Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: ra on July 28, 2015, 02:27:38 PM
Bob taught us the importance of "looking up"... He'll be greatly missed, for sure.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on July 28, 2015, 03:39:49 PM
Fjelstul Funeral Home
Email
[email protected]
Sign Bob Anderson guest book

http://www.fjelstul.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=3259684&fh_id=13160
http://www.fjelstul.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=13160


Bob Anderson died Monday at a hospital in Decorah IOWA.
Bob Anderson was 64
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/c967dcf905884cbf826fab575bbb2396/IA--Obit-Raptor-Center-Director


Bob Anderson, the visionary researcher and inspiration behind the Raptor Resource Project and the Decorah eagles birdcam, died Monday, July 27, 2015.  He had been ill, and his passing brought out heartfelt messages and condolences on web pages related to his beloved birds.
http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/eagle-cam-creator-bob-anderson-has-died/article_7b65f3db-25ed-5b93-a311-d3be7e7aa9e2.html


Behind the scenes of the Decorah Eagle Cam
http://www.kare11.com/story/news/local/2015/07/28/decorah-eagle-cam-creator-dies/30778329

Decorah eagle cam creator dies
The bald eagle has lost one of its dearest friends.
Bob Anderson, creator of the Decorah bald eagle cam on Ustream, died Monday.
July 28, 2015 -  kare11.com (television station)
Anderson wrote an email to the media just last week, lamenting a severe storm passed through Decorah, shearing off the tree branch that held the eagle's nest.

"We are all glad the three eaglets are accounted for," he wrote.

Although he was known for the eagles, "his heart was truly in his peregrine falcon recovery work," according the resource center's Facebook post, which included a photograph of Anderson dangling from a bluff: "He loved to be on rope ? and is how many of use will remember him. Fly on, friend and mentor. We will never forget you."

Randy Shaver featured Bob Anderson in a KARE 11 Extra in 2012.
Watch that story here:
http://bit.ly/1Kwh0EB

Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: nickeybird on July 28, 2015, 04:57:22 PM
Shep, Thank you for adding this thread.  I enjoyed reading the news stories and seeing the behind the scenes video.  Speaks so much to this great man and his life's work.  RIP Bob. 
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: williwaw on July 28, 2015, 05:01:27 PM
Thanks shep. Sad times
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on July 28, 2015, 05:25:36 PM
Peregrine Falcons in the Mississippi River Valley
Dec 5, 2013 video -  After DDT pushed peregrine falcons to the brink of extinction, Bob Anderson works to build a population that would once again nest along the upper Mississippi River Valley. The documentary follows Bob from 1998 through 2002 as he pursues his dream.
https://youtu.be/USQs4Bwxa18

Video link Posted on the GSB SS by priscillash
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: nrstooge on July 28, 2015, 06:04:01 PM
Thought I'd post this for Bob - I've been playing this all day...  Thank you Bob for sharing your love of all things raptor and infecting us with the same love. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-HJU4oF8jg

I am the eagle, I live in high country
In rocky cathedrals that reach to the sky
I am the hawk and there's blood on my feathers

But time is still turning they soon will be dry
And all of those who see me, all who believe in me
Share in the freedom I feel when I fly

Come dance with the west wind and touch on the mountain tops
Sail over the canyons and up to the stars
And reach for the heavens and hope for the future
And all that we can be and not what we are

Songwriters
DENVER, JOHN (DEUTSCHENDORF)/DENVER, JOHN (DEUTSCHENDORF)/TAYLOR, MIKE
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: BHscent on July 28, 2015, 06:23:18 PM
For Bob Anderson, his family and extended family around the world.

Peace Now Be With You.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqkpYgvIBtU
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on July 28, 2015, 07:00:40 PM

Sending out my heartfelt sympathy and condolences. I am thankful for Bob and all he has done, and all that will continue to be done because of his legacy - for his love of raptors, and especially for his beloved Peregrine Falcons.  May his spirit soar on and on.

Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Eagle-Duck on July 28, 2015, 07:20:58 PM
Some days ago I found a video with Bob and our Decorah Dad.

There you can see the Decorah-story before 2011, before Bob went live with N1.
You see our Dad with his first mate, their first build nest and their first egg.
Then after a storm Dads first mate was found death and Dad was alone.
Later he got a new girlfriend, todays Mom Decorah.


You see the first kids of Mom and Dad in N1 (two kids, before 2011...)

Several interview scenes with Bob and very nice scenes from Decorah and Alaska.
Bob climbing onto the nest...
A mustview !!!


The video is from NatGeoWild and has the title: American Eagle Dokumetary HD

I made several screenshots and posted them on my pages.
Here you can view them:


--->>> http://www.thehomedi.de/Bob/pics-Bob.html (http://www.thehomedi.de/Bob/pics-Bob.html)

Wonderful pics of the eagles and with Bob

(http://www.thehomedi.de/Bob/img068.jpg)  (http://www.thehomedi.de/Bob/img054.jpg)

(http://www.thehomedi.de/Bob/img035.jpg)  (http://www.thehomedi.de/Bob/img015.jpg)


Here the video on youtube:

--->>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz5_d1lM7dM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz5_d1lM7dM)


Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: frehaws on July 28, 2015, 07:21:30 PM
Shep-may I also add my thanks to you for opening up this thread. The one thing all of us have in common is our unyielding respect for this quiet man named Bob Anderson.  He taught us all so much and taught us to teach future generations. His legacy will live long.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: omasawyer on July 28, 2015, 08:21:06 PM
:) :) Shep: whew!!! What a beautiful tribute to our BOB. Thank you from all of us from the bottom of our hearts. I shall come back tomorrow to copy the video of Bob with his beloved peregrine Falcons  in the Mississippi River Valley because I think everyone of his followers should watch it and learn so much. Cannot do it tonight because  I have very watery eyes. Thanks again :D
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: BHscent on July 28, 2015, 09:05:15 PM
A beautiful tribute shep and wonderful photo's Eagle-Duck.

Thank you both
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on July 28, 2015, 11:22:58 PM
I hope people can find the time to read this wonderful article about Bob Anderson at this link:

http://thegazette.com/subject/news/man-who-launched-decorah-eagles-webcam-dies-suddenly-20150728

(Thanks to Dobe and Finn and others who brought this article's link to Forum also.)

That article gives the best summary I've seen yet of so many of Bob Anderson's contributions.  As much as I love the Decorah Eagles and the cam to follow them, it is Bob's work to bring the Peregrine Falcons back to the Midwest that I stand most in awe of.  Every time I read the story of how that was done, I am in awe all over again, just like the first time.  What he and his associates did in that effort was nothing short of miraculous.  I urge anyone who isn't aware of that to watch the video of that story that has been posted multiple times here today. 

Also, till you see that video, take time to read this wonderfully-written article in the link posted here - once again:
http://thegazette.com/subject/news/man-who-launched-decorah-eagles-webcam-dies-suddenly-20150728


(Hint:  You can click on "skip survey" at the bottom of the pop-up survey to continue to that article.)

I hope you will read far enough in that story to discover what was said by the likes of Brett Mandernack and Neil Rettig, who with John Dingley (all part of the recent ATF Event) and others, are currently in discussions and planning on how best to continue moving forward with the work Bob started and with Bob's visions of future work.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Delawaerie on July 28, 2015, 11:33:36 PM

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Bob Anderson, my heartfelt condolences to the Anderson family and friends.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: godiva36 on July 28, 2015, 11:52:31 PM
shep - that's it for his obit?! :o :o No mention of family or his job! ???

nrstooge - thanks for the John Denver song.

BHscent - thanks for the Amazing Grace song.

E-D - I have that video and have watched it several times. I'm not sure if you know or not, but Decorah dad's first mate was never found. She just disappeared one day and was never found. Nat Geo took liberties with the story.

baz - thanks for the article. I read where Brett and John said they were in discussions on what's next.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on July 29, 2015, 03:51:49 AM
shep - that's it for his obit?! :o :o No mention of family or his job! ???

Bob was a biologist.  I did mention his assistant, Amy.
I do not know if they had children.  I thot of the birds as his kids!   8)
I did a LOT of googling to find info, and I much appreciate what others have added!
I know Amy and their loved ones will appreciate what everyone has posted.

I told east coast bird folks that Bob was the Craig Koppie of Iowa-Minnesota.
Now that was just my personal silliness.  I dont know anything about his schooling or titles.
I knew he worked with falcons, most particularly the GSB falcons on the cliffs.
I did this post because so MANY loved Bob and will miss him - not because I personally knew him.
I really appreciate everyone who has posted.  Thanks to each of you.

I have used that Rainbow Bridge poem many many times.
There is - another side - after life ends here.


Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: jfrancl on July 29, 2015, 04:40:16 AM
Just a clarification, Amy is not Bob's wife.  Amy worked closely with Bob banding falcons and is also webmaster for RRP.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on July 29, 2015, 07:50:03 AM
shep~~~Thank you for adding the wonderful tribute to Bob! Somehow his loss has changed everything about the communication among the RRP threads!

Remembering his selflessness going out into the cold weather to "track" D1 for a possible picture to share with all of us viewers. How excited he would be when he did succeed! It gave him great pleasure to share his special gifts with everyone who wanted to enjoy them.


Yeah Pat, he did a lot for birds - and us, his 'viewer kids.'
I read an article today for my daily news report on the harm to birds done by wind turbines, and thought of Bob.  We will all do that now. 
Will raptor projects continue in Minnesota-Iowa?
If so WHO will carry on?
Will cams continue?
People have a lot of questions.

Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Wilson on July 29, 2015, 08:43:12 AM
Thanks Shep for starting this thread and to everyone for all the pictures, updates, and information about Bob.  There is so much we don't know about this amazing man!  It's sad that we research and learn under tragic circumstances but that what brings us together and that is how we memorialize someone in our minds. 

I will now always think of Bob when I watch/listen to this.........just sharing my personal "thought" memorial. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CblTG0vnQLI
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: camperstig on July 29, 2015, 08:50:35 AM
shep - that's it for his obit?! :o :o No mention of family or his job! ???

Often there are initial obits posted for someone - until the extended family has had an opportunity to meet and gather info. Then a more complete obit is published. I would recommend folks take a breath and step back a bit. Events will unfold in eagle-time. Respectfully, Tig ♥
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: walton on July 29, 2015, 09:10:42 AM
Posted this morning:

Robert J. Anderson
(Died July 27, 2015)


Robert J. Anderson, Biologist and Conservationist, of Decorah, Iowa, died Monday, July 27, 2015 at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah.

A Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Siewers Spring State Park at the Decorah Fish Hatchery, 2321 Siewers Spring Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101.

Bob is survived by his fiancee, Mary Bradley (Justin, Julie and Layla); one son, Jeremy Anderson of Circle Pines, MN; his siblings: Richard Anderson of Hurley, WI, Kenneth Anderson of White Bear Lake, MN, Judy (Jerry) Schoeller of White Bear Lake, MN, Joyce (Chuck) Heille of Circle Pines, MN, JoAnn Anderson of Shoreview, MN and Greg (Barb) Anderson of Forest Lake, MN; many nieces and nephews, extended family, devoted colleagues and beloved friends. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Pat Olson, Caryl Holmes and Marlys (Sue) Derr, and his dear friend Rob McIntyre.

Bob was a consultant with Excel Energy, and formerly employed at 3M, leaving that company to dedicate his life to the recovery of Peregrine falcons. As the Director of the Raptor Resource Project, Bob was very proud of his work with the Decorah Eagle webcam, and the enjoyment it gave to millions of people throughout the world.

Memorials may be given to The Raptor Resource Project, P.O. Box 16, Decorah, IA 52101.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on July 29, 2015, 10:51:10 AM
walton, thank you very much for posting that.   :)
OEW - I cant read your link - its the headline then blank.
YES, I knew it would take a day or 2 to collect family info.
I still dont know how long bob was in the hospital - I only know thats where he passed on.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on July 29, 2015, 12:08:36 PM
I hope people can find the time to read this wonderful article about Bob Anderson at this link:

http://thegazette.com/subject/news/man-who-launched-decorah-eagles-webcam-dies-suddenly-20150728

(Thanks to Dobe and Finn and others who brought this article's link to Forum also.)

(Hint:  You can click on "skip survey" at the bottom of the pop-up survey to continue to that article.)



Just as an FYI, from the article posted above, and in many other places in Forum yesterday, a friend of Bob's is quoted as saying:

"Friend and colleague Dave Kester of Decorah said Anderson had been feeling weak, tired and short of breath this spring before being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, which at times manifested itself with a racing heartbeat.
 
Anderson was on his way to the doctor Monday when he collapsed and died, Kester said."

Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: seabeeinch on July 29, 2015, 01:07:48 PM
"Our" eagles.  "Our" Bob Anderson.

Both a value beyond measure.

Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: walton on July 29, 2015, 01:41:05 PM
I found a wonderful article about Bob in the Winter 2006 issue of Iowa Bird Life.  If you go to this address:

https://www.google.com/search?q=iowa+bird+life+bob+anderson&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

it is the first thing on the page:

    [PDF]IOWA BIRD LIFE - Life Bonelli

The article starts on the third page.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on July 29, 2015, 02:13:25 PM
Quote from: baziunc

a friend of Bob's is quoted as saying:
"Friend and colleague Dave Kester of Decorah said Anderson had been feeling weak, tired and short of breath this spring before being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, which at times manifested itself with a racing heartbeat.
 
Anderson was on his way to the doctor Monday when he collapsed and died, Kester said."


I knew a man decades ago who went to his doctor, was declared fit and healthy,
and died on his way home.  It happens.  Death is always 'sudden' - even when expected.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: omasawyer on July 29, 2015, 02:14:00 PM
: ) shep: thank you so much for posting this lovely memorial thread for Bob Anderson. There is a photo on Facebook of an eagles face with a large tear from the eyes and that photo and your beautiful "Rainbow Bridge" truly show how we, his students of nature feel about our beloved  hero, Bob Anderson :'( :'( once again; thank you
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Yes, I know I already thanked you but my heart is heavy
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: BHscent on July 30, 2015, 08:37:42 AM
oma, where can that photo of the Eagle be found?
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on July 30, 2015, 10:08:26 AM
I have an eagle with a tear pic in my files.
It wasnt Bob - but it will do


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Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on July 30, 2015, 11:39:37 AM
Welcome to Forum, Laceyest.

This article copied here gives some info regarding some of RRP's plans.


GM All.  I'm copy/pasting this RRP FB post below, along with the photo posted with it there (public page does not require FB account to view).
My apologies if this was already posted.  It has good info for those who may not be able to see FB (at work and such).  This article and associated photos and informative comments below it can all be found at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raptor-Resource-Project/103786266324668#!/pages/Raptor-Resource-Project/103786266324668


Raptor Resource Project
15 hrs - Edited

Bob's Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the Trout Hatchery in Decorah at 1:00pm (link: http://goo.gl/sxdsBg). Bob's celebration is public and all are welcome to attend. His obituary can be found here: http://goo.gl/fG8lbQ

Bob's passions were his work with falcons and the Decorah Eagles cam. Bob loved the role the eagles played in education, and keenly felt the surcease they gave others towards the end of his own life. Although we are still working out the details of a way forward, Bob's work and legacy will go on. We have more projects planned for this fall, including a Decorah North project, work on a possible catalyst for nest building in the area of the now-defunct N2, ongoing activities in the Philippines, and replacement of several nest boxes.

If you would like to make a donation to support Bob's legacy, please follow this link to paypal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr
If you prefer to send a check, please send it to:
The Raptor Resource Project
PO Box 16
Decorah, IA 52101

The Raptor Resource Project is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. We respectfully ask that you not send flowers, although cards to the PO Box are welcome. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the hatchery as we celebrate Bob's life and legacy. Please feel welcome to share this post.


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P.S.  Regarding the photo with this story, Sherri Elliott explained in the FB comments below it:


Sherri Elliott - I love this photo too ... it's Bob with his favorite falcon, Cocoa. 18 mins
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Ginger52 on July 30, 2015, 12:35:19 PM
Copied and pasted from SOAR FB page.  Posted 2 hrs. ago.  (Emphasis mine for the sentence in boldface.)


~ Celebration of Life for Bob Anderson ~

A Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Siewers Spring State Park at the Decorah Fish Hatchery, 2321 Siewers Spring Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101. The complete obituary can is here: http://www.fjelstul.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=3259684&fh_id=13160

Wherever you are on the 8th... look skyward at 1:00 p.m. for a moment of silence...



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Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: williwaw on July 30, 2015, 01:22:41 PM
I can look up anytime I see eagles and I will think of Bob.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: godiva36 on July 30, 2015, 01:29:02 PM
Laceyest - Welcome to the RRP forum. You should check out the other rooms in the forum too. Cheers, Beak and Decorah 2015 are rooms with lots of info too.

baz - !!!!!!!!!!! I found you!! :D :D :D :D :D

ginger - thanks for the info from S.O.A.R. The 1:00p.m. time would be CT. Do you know what eagle Bob is holding in this pic?
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on July 30, 2015, 01:37:45 PM
Ginger, Thanks for that SOAR post.  That will be a great way for followers to "be together" at the same time to think of and honor Bob.

Godiva, R?
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Nora in IA on July 30, 2015, 01:50:39 PM
Walton -- thank you for that article telling how Bob started out.  I knew a lot of if, but a few new tidbits were in there.  For anyone that missed it, here you go:  http://www.lifebonelli.org/index.php/area-de-prensa/descargas/category/19-reintroducciones?download=131:iowa-peregrine-reintroduction-plan-2006-shlarbaum

(It's a PDF file, so it may ask you to save it to open it)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on July 30, 2015, 03:03:12 PM
Thanks, Nora for bringing Walton's post of that link forward.  That's a great article.

Here's another one that Sherri Elliott posted on FB this afternoon...


A "Must See" 2011 video of an Iowa Public TV program interview with Bob Anderson regarding the Eagle Cam:

http://site.iptv.org/iowaoutdoors/story/1848/decorah-eagle-nest - "Decorah Eagle Nest" ("Iowa Outdoors" - IPTV/Iowa Public TV)

Thanks to Sherri Elliott for posting this comment on the RRP public FB page at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raptor-Resource-Project/103786266324668

Sherri Elliott ... Many of you may have this saved in your favorites ... it is a favorite video of mine and is an interview of Bob Anderson with Iowa Outdoors. It's from June, 2011 and specifically about the start of the live cam installation, but also touches on how the live camera stream globally has impacted so many lives and demographics. Plus it's a joy to see him! http://site.iptv.org/iowaou.../story/1848/decorah-eagle-nest
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: jfrancl on July 30, 2015, 03:13:43 PM
Welcome to the forum laceyest.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Ginger52 on July 30, 2015, 04:04:39 PM
Laceyest - Welcome to the RRP forum. You should check out the other rooms in the forum too. Cheers, Beak and Decorah 2015 are rooms with lots of info too.

baz - !!!!!!!!!!! I found you!! :D :D :D :D :D

ginger - thanks for the info from S.O.A.R. The 1:00p.m. time would be CT. Do you know what eagle Bob is holding in this pic?

Sorry, godiva, I don't know.  I read all the comments for that post and someone did ask, but SOAR didn't respond.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: williwaw on July 30, 2015, 05:03:05 PM
Thank OEW. Sympathies to the Lynch's
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on July 30, 2015, 05:05:43 PM
Thanks for posting EW - very nice - good post
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: walton on July 30, 2015, 07:09:12 PM
Here's a wonderful comment piece from decorahnews.com:

Comment: In memory of Bob Anderson
Posted: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 3:24 PM

(Comment by decorahnews.com's Paul Scott):

I once attended a wedding in Huntington, Indiana.  You probably don't know this, but Huntington is the home of the "Dan Quayle Museum."   Dan Quayle used to be Vice President of the United States.  But most people--including my nieces and nephews who attended the wedding--remember him as "The Guy Who Couldn't Spell "potato."

It's funny how fickle fate is.  Not everyone gets to be famous--and not everyone who gets famous controls how they get famous.

Which brings me to Bob Anderson, whose vision created the Decorah bald eagle webcam way back in 2007.   By today's standards, the hook-up in those days was fairly primitive.  Almost any time decorahnews.com would post a news story about the eaglecam, their website would crash because the number of visitors exceeded the limited capacity of the website to handle them.  But Bob was patient with us and with the early limitations of the webcam.

Four years later, everything changed.  When UStream took over the hosting, the Decorah Eagles became the most viewed live-stream of all time.  There were 250 million views of the webcam that year.  Since then there have been a few challenges.  The eagles moved to a different nest in the 2013 season, so there was no webcam feed.  New cameras were installed in the new nest for the 2014 season, but problems this year resulted in the webcam being shut down again.

But here's why Bob Anderson will remain one of my favorite people: He was the same in 2011 as he was in 2007 and the same he was in 2015.  Bob didn't care personally about being famous for his work with the bald eagles--in fact, he probably would have preferred to have been known for his work with peregrine falcons.  Instead, he worked on his passion in life--protecting all kinds of raptors and educating the public about the challenges they faced.

This passion brought fame to him late in his life.  But he was able to handle that fame and keep a calm head.  That's a pretty good legacy for a man who also could correctly spell "potato."
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: ra on July 30, 2015, 07:29:41 PM
Awww... Walton, Thanks for bringing this here.  What a really nice write-up! 

Thanks to everyone who has brought the links, vids, pics, and info.  It's all very much appreciated!  Wow... I'm going to miss Bob and hearing his "latest"...

I'll definitely be looking up on Aug. 8...
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: godiva36 on July 30, 2015, 09:13:23 PM
baz - I had saved the PDF doc earlier from one of the other forum rooms, but haven't read it. :-\

OEW - thanks bringing the David Lynch post to the forum.

walton - thanks for that article. When I found the Decorah web cam in 2011, I read about what the eagle web cam was like before it was on Ustream. It has handled by Luther College and not many people could view it at one time. And I think you were only limited to 15 minutes of viewing. ;D
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: godiva36 on July 30, 2015, 11:44:02 PM
I found this in the comment section of a S.O.A.R. post. It was not posted by Kay or anybody connected to S.O.A.R. I will be posting it in other rooms. ;D

http://tinyurl.com/q8tzgp7 (http://tinyurl.com/q8tzgp7)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: lcjordan on July 31, 2015, 01:36:13 AM
godiva, when I saw this I couldn't believe that the petition had only 2 signatures. However, when I tried to add mine, I got the message "Signature failed. Try again in a few minutes." I kept trying, but never could get it to go through.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on July 31, 2015, 04:08:10 AM
walton - WONDERFUL article!  thanx!
godiva, jordan - I see another signature got thru. 

I found this in the comment section of a S.O.A.R. post. It was not posted by Kay or anybody connected to S.O.A.R. I will be posting it in other rooms. ;D
http://tinyurl.com/q8tzgp7


WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Bob Anderson deserves a posthumous Presidential Citizens Medal for his work with American raptor restoration
The late Bob Anderson should be honored with a Presidential Citizens Medal for bringing the Decorah Eagles and other raptors to the attention of millions, including school children, via webcam. Since 2008, over 300 million people have watched the parents of the Decorah Bald Eagle nest nurture and teach the next generation of America's National Bird. As executive director of the Raptor Resource Center, he brought the Peregrine Falcon from the bring of extinction in the area, raising chicks himself and releasing them to the wild. He inspired and trained the next generation of conservation scientists He was tireless and fearless, working at heights of 80 feet and beyond to install equipment and check on nests. He was a true American hero, worthy of an award.

Published Date: July 30, 2015
Issues: Education, Environment, Natural Resources

SIGNATURES NEEDED BY AUGUST 29, 2015 TO REACH GOAL OF - 100,000
TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION  -  3

Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: godiva36 on July 31, 2015, 09:00:47 AM
wnut - I did have trouble. But, I refreshed the page and tried again. No problem. You will have to confirm your email address for your name to be added. There are now only 75 sigs. :-\
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on July 31, 2015, 09:13:49 AM
wnut - I did have trouble. But, I refreshed the page and tried again. No problem. You will have to confirm your email address for your name to be added. There are now only 75 sigs. :-\

75 - WOW! Thats great!  In 5 hours!
  -  5 hours ago only 3 -  you Bob-peeps are AWESOME!!

 :o :D
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: godiva36 on July 31, 2015, 10:28:13 AM
wnut - I did have trouble. But, I refreshed the page and tried again. No problem. You will have to confirm your email address for your name to be added. There are now only 75 sigs. :-\

75 - WOW! Thats great!  In 5 hours!
  -  5 hours ago only 3 -  you Bob-peeps are AWESOME!!

 :o :D

There are now 115 sigs. The link was posted in the comment section on the S.O.A.R. facebook page last night and I posted it in several of the forum rooms late last night. It's not gaining as many sigs as I hoped it would. I think it is now posted in my facebook eagle group.

Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: williwaw on July 31, 2015, 11:43:23 AM
I signed a while ago and have not yet gotten email confirmation
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on July 31, 2015, 12:13:12 PM
GM All. 

To share, I'm copy/pasting a comment from Amy/RRP regarding this photo of Bob and his Falcon, Coco, from the RRP FB post (a public FB page that does not require FB account to view).  This photo and comment can all be found at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raptor-Resource-Project/103786266324668#!/pages/Raptor-Resource-Project/103786266324668

This comment from Amy adds a little more info about this particular Falcon, Coco.

Raptor Resource Project - That is peregrine falcon Coco, the last falcon he flew. He was absolutely dedicated to falconry and was a master falconer in addition to everything else he did.  2 hrs

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11825933_886285904741363_1034797601568967512_n.jpg?oh=07ca21ce4e3249d0caaf2dbb314a4039&oe=5657565B)


This is a copy/paste from the comments on that same FB page from Sherri Elliott, also from about a couple of hours ago:

Sherri Elliott - Everyone at RRP wishes to express our heartfelt thanks for the thousands of kind comments, memories, and notes of sympathy that you all are posting to us while we grieve the passing of our beloved and dear friend, colleague and mentor, Bob Anderson. We have been lifted in our own grief by the many ways you are supporting Bob's vision, goals and dreams to assist in implementing the projects Bob had outlined both immediately for next season and in the future as a way to honor and pay tribute to his legacy.

The raptor community is also paying tribute to Bob and we sincerely thank Marge Cahak Gibson of REGI (Raptor Education Group), Al Cecere (American Eagle Foundation); Kay Neuman of SOAR - Saving Our Avian Resources; and to @Neil Rettig /@Neil Rettig Productions for their beautiful accolades and remembrances of Bob, as well as many other eagle fan Facebook pages, plus so many emails, personal notes and letters from other falcon and eagle colleagues who have been impacted by Bob's vision and lifetime work. We can't begin to thank you enough! RRP will carry on, and it will take every single one of us to try and fill those huge footprints he has left to fill, but we ALL will do it and continue to educate, advocate, protect and preserve. heart emoticon   2 hrs

Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Nora in IA on July 31, 2015, 02:37:48 PM
It was winter in that picture of Bob from S.O.A.R., maybe it's one he rescued.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on July 31, 2015, 02:38:56 PM
Yay!  Thank you Amy!  As of a few minutes ago, Amy/RRP has put the following comment on the RRP FB page (public page - all can view it) with a link to the petition for the Presidential Citizens Medal for Bob that was posted in Forum earlier by Godiva and others.  That will help more people see it.  Wish they would add a link to it in the FB post  with that pic of Bob so it wouldn't get buried in the comments as more comments are added.  P.S.  200 signatures showing right now.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raptor-Resource-Project/103786266324668

Raptor Resource Project ... everyone ..., the correct link for the petition for a Citizens Medal is
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/bob-anderson-deserves-posthumous-presidential-citizens-medal-his-work-american-raptor-restoration      You can also use this short url: https://goo.gl/iY3CC2  . Thank you!

Bob Anderson deserves a posthumous Presidential Citizens Medal for his work...

petitions.whitehouse.gov


(7 mins)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Nora in IA on July 31, 2015, 02:47:39 PM
1447 - it's up to 213, word just needs to get out  :)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on July 31, 2015, 02:53:45 PM
1447 - it's up to 213, word just needs to get out  :)


So true, Nora.  That's one reason I have been re-posting it.  I know everyone doesn't look back very far in threads sometimes, so maybe it will help with awareness to bring it forward again in the posts.   :)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: godiva36 on July 31, 2015, 03:13:35 PM
baz - every time I see that pic of Bob I want to hug and kiss him. :-* :D I see they spelled the falcon's name without the "a" at the end. I see the wording hasn't been changed in the petition yet from bring to brink.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on July 31, 2015, 03:21:59 PM
baz - every time I see that pic of Bob I want to hug and kiss him. :-* :D I see they spelled the falcon's name without the "a" at the end. I see the wording hasn't been changed in the petition yet from bring to brink.

Godiva, I noticed those spelling things, too.  That's one reason I posted Amy's RRP FB comment today about Bob's photo with Coco, the PF.  It has the correct spelling in it.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: godiva36 on July 31, 2015, 04:08:29 PM
I will be posting this facebook question and answer section in multi rooms so everybody can see it. ;D

Q: (by poster) I know there has been some talk of wanting the service on live feed. Is that possible for those that can not make the service? If not we all truley understand the wishes of the family.

A: (by RRP) I will talk to the family about it. If they say yes, we will see if it is technically possible for streaming or recording for later broadcast.

A; (by Sherri E.) The suggestion of a live feed to air the Celebration of Life service for Bob on August 8th will be a decision made by Bob's family and RRP. While we recognize that many would like to be a part of the sendoff for Bob, we have to remember that he was a pretty humble, no fuss, kind of guy, so we will be guided by the direction of his family and will let you all know when a decision has been made. We'll keep you all posted in the days ahead.

We also encourage each one of you who are too far in geographic distance to attend, to be with Bob in spirit and there are many ways you can quietly, contemplatively, honor him on that day in that hour. I will not be able to be there, but I have my own tribute planned ... I'll be planting a Cottonwood tree on my property in his honor. There are many ways we can each do an act that is befitting how much Bob has meant to us.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on July 31, 2015, 04:24:45 PM
Thanks, Godiva!  :)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on July 31, 2015, 04:27:00 PM
I'd like to see Bob's memorial service live streamed on ustream.
Shouldnt be too hard to do!
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on July 31, 2015, 04:40:29 PM
I'd like to see Bob's memorial service live streamed on ustream.
Shouldnt be too hard to do!

Shep, Godiva posted what Amy/RRP said about that a few posts above.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Ginger52 on July 31, 2015, 11:26:01 PM
Posted on Facebook page of White-Bellied Sea-Eagles on July 28.  They also shared RRP's post announcing Bob's passing.  https://www.facebook.com/Sea.EagleCAM?__nodl

Sea-EagleCAM team would like to send condolences to the family and friends of Bob Anderson highly respected director of the Decorah, Iowa based Raptor Resource Project.
Bob will be remembered for his lifetime passion to his beloved peregrines. His work saving them from near extinction inspired many. Bob's passing leaves an indelible mark on the avian community.

And He will raise you up on eagles' wings
Bear you on the breath of dawn
Make you to shine like the sun
And hold you in the palm of His hand... (? Michael Joncas)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 01, 2015, 03:52:43 AM
(http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/zcry/eag/Isa401.jpg) 


(http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/zcry/eag/eagles-flying1.jpg)

Soaring eagles



(http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/zcry/fal/MandyJon_zpsde691a84.jpg)

Mandy and Jonathon July 1, 2013 below nest box on cliff
Identified by RRP by band numbers
Offspring of Michele and Travis
Peregrin falcon fledglings, Mississippi River, Minnesota

   * * * * *

I thought I'd share these from my files
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: karengramke on August 01, 2015, 09:24:05 AM
Once the petition is posted, it cannot be changed.  We will all have to live with the errors! 
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on August 01, 2015, 12:51:30 PM
Thanks, Ginger, for sharing the tribute to Bob from the White-Bellied Sea Eagles CAM Team, posted on their FB page.

Shep, thank you for posting those thoughtful images here this morning.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: carewolf10 on August 01, 2015, 11:02:11 PM
I will be posting this facebook question and answer section in multi rooms so everybody can see it. ;D

Q: (by poster) I know there has been some talk of wanting the service on live feed. Is that possible for those that can not make the service? If not we all truley understand the wishes of the family.

A: (by RRP) I will talk to the family about it. If they say yes, we will see if it is technically possible for streaming or recording for later broadcast.

A; (by Sherri E.) The suggestion of a live feed to air the Celebration of Life service for Bob on August 8th will be a decision made by Bob's family and RRP. While we recognize that many would like to be a part of the sendoff for Bob, we have to remember that he was a pretty humble, no fuss, kind of guy, so we will be guided by the direction of his family and will let you all know when a decision has been made. We'll keep you all posted in the days ahead.

We also encourage each one of you who are too far in geographic distance to attend, to be with Bob in spirit and there are many ways you can quietly, contemplatively, honor him on that day in that hour. I will not be able to be there, but I have my own tribute planned ... I'll be planting a Cottonwood tree on my property in his honor. There are many ways we can each do an act that is befitting how much Bob has meant to us.

Sherri I love the idea of planting a tree in Bob's honor-expecially a Cottonwood tree. He will love that.  :D
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: walton on August 02, 2015, 09:24:14 AM
From Decorahnews.com:

Clearing the News Desk #2: Remembering Bob Anderson, part two

Posted: Thu, Jul 30, 2015 4:17 PM

We have heard a number of different suggestions about ways to honor the life and work of Raptor Resource Director Bob Anderson.  There have been suggestions to put his name on part of the Trout Run Trail or on a building or area of the Trout Hatchery.

We'd like to suggest an additional idea: It would be great to have a Decorah performance of the "Decorah Bald Eagle Violin Concerto," which was performed out in San Diego earlier this year.

In case you missed our story, here's a link: http://www.decorahnews.com/archived-stories/2015/05/10836.html
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 02, 2015, 09:46:54 AM
REMEMBRANCE

Cant have a sign - people'd fight over which tree on which trail

Cant plant a tree - people'd fight over which variety - I choose apple or  pine

What would be the BEST remembrance?
Needless to say his own family should have a big vote!   8)  (cough)

What would I like?
I'd like another falcon camera setup like at GSB in Minnesnowta  (did I mis-spell that? )
The blackdog falcons are a lovely family - maybe there - or one in Iowa


Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: eburgbirdwtchr on August 02, 2015, 10:08:18 AM
I'm a Decorah Eagle fan and I've been thinking of a pole with a cross-beam perch near top (for juvie viewing of Mom and Dad's fishing techniques), and on top a PTZ camera.  Pole should be on hatchery grounds with good overhead views of retention pond and large holding ponds, scanning views of "the maple", and the bluffs, and then hopefully a view of N3.  Nest cams later.  Just a thought!
Permanent memorial to Bob Anderson.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: walton on August 02, 2015, 10:40:42 AM
Others have probably thought of this...wouldn't it be great to have a bird sanctuary or a wildlife refuge named in Bob's honor?  I don't have any idea what the procedure would be to accomplish such a thing.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 02, 2015, 06:27:49 PM
eburg - LOL!!!!  see?   
I love eagles too!  I was mostly thinking the falcons were Bob's passion.
as for maples - it'd have to be the maples with the red leaves in fall.  LOL!
I was teasing about 'fighting' of course.

walton - wildlife refuge is such a nice well rounded thought!
I sure wish I had a contact person in his family.  o well.

Bob would be honored - and laugh- and be embarrassed - at all this attention!
Anything that would help birds he'd approve!   :) 8) ;D

Heck, if the hatchery has a new variety of fish, it could be named
peregrin eaglefish  -    ::)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: mjot on August 02, 2015, 08:13:26 PM
I'm going to copy my posting from another thread, July 28, here today-- August 2. My heart is heavy at the loss of Bob. Shep, thank you for creating this special thread.

July 28
Oh, what sad news. I am just catching up after being away for some days. So very sorry to hear of the loss of Bob. It was a pleasure to meet him at Wabasha when he spoke there a couple of years ago, and to have some telephone conversations. What a wonderful and lasting contribution he has made to nature, and all of us. ~Mary Jo
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 05, 2015, 03:26:27 AM
(http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/zcry/fal/falcon_zps50c672f8.jpg)


For anyone planning to go to the memorial service for Bob Anderson,
perhaps you are sending each other private messages to car pool - good idea
PLEASE take photos and post here for us who cannot attend.  Thank you!

Bob's Celebration of Life will be
1:00 pm
Saturday, August 8, 2015

Trout Hatchery
2321 Siewers Spring Road
Decorah, IOWA  52101
563-382-8324

http://goo.gl/sxdsBg

Bob's celebration is public and all are welcome to attend.
His obituary

http://goo.gl/fG8lbQ

directions
http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address=2321%20Siewers%20Spring%20Rd&city=Decorah&state=IA&zipcode=52101



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Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Sparky10 on August 05, 2015, 06:33:26 PM
Ginger52 and I will be there!
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 06, 2015, 06:40:05 AM
August 6, Thursday
Evidently they will NOT stream the service LIVE, since I see no info on it.  :(
But the Decorah eagles thread will gather to chat in their forum thread at 1 Saturday.
Maybe they will open their chatroom - I dont know

Decorah eagles forum

http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,1974.9750.html

Live cam and chatroom
http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on August 06, 2015, 10:48:32 AM
August 6, Thursday

Evidently they will NOT stream the service LIVE    :(

But the Decorah eagles thread will gather to chat in their forum thread at 1 Saturday.
Maybe they will open their chatroom - I dont know

Decorah eagles forum

http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,1974.9750.html

Live cam and chatroom
http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

Shep, where did you get your info about a decision on the live stream of the service?  I have not found any announcement of a decision about that by RRP on the official RRP FB page or the Decorah Eagles ustream live cam page, where RRP said they would make announcements.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 07, 2015, 03:34:20 AM
Bob Anderson was responsible for the Decorah eagles and GSB falcons and other live cams
This is the link to the Decorah eagles blog here
http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,1974.9825.html

Amy (Mrsfalcon) set up a thread for Bob's memorial service here

Bob's Celebration Of Life
Forum friends, I first have to thank you for the lovely emails and messages. I haven't responded personally, but believe me, I have seen and welcomed them. We will get to thanking people once all of this is done. <3

Those of you who have been to Decorah know that parking can be an issue at the Trout Hatchery. Because of that, we have a shuttle bus running between Centrum Mall and the Fish Hatchery for Bob's Public Celebration, which starts at 1:00'ish. The bus starts pickup at the mall at 11:30 and will do the last drop-off at 4:30. We ask everyone who can to please consider taking the shuttle. If you can't, please consider carpooling. Also, please share with everyone you know is going, however you share. We are trying to make sure everyone can go who wants to, and taking the shuttle and carpooling will be a very big help.

I've attached a map for you. I locked the thread because it is information only. If you have questions, please email me at [email protected] I will try to answer them (but can't guarantee it right now, just so you know).

Everyone, thanks so much. This has been a hard time for all of us and we really appreciate your support. I'm going to open a thread on Saturday morning for stories of Bob, the eagle cam, and his falcon work. Please feel welcome to share online memories and stories there.

http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2050.0.html


baz - I have clicked over to Decorah thread a couple times - glad I did!
Thats how I picked up above post.
If they were going to stream it live - someone would have told someone.

Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on August 07, 2015, 01:32:28 PM
Thanks, Shep.  :)


The new thread Amy set up on Forum for info regarding "Bob's Celebration of Life" is on the Decorah Eagles 2015 forum board, and you can get to that new thread directly at:
http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2050.msg386368.html#new


Regarding the question some people have had about whether RRP will live stream or video the service on Saturday, Amy/RRP responded in the comments on the public RRP FB page a couple of hours ago, today, and Amy said:

Raptor Resource Project - we will see what we can. That's still an open question. Livestreaming is very unlikely, but we are looking into taping it. We will let everyone know if we do.
  2 hrs

That comment by Amy can be found in the expanded comments under the post that includes the map showing the shuttle location for Saturday's service on the public RRP FB page at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raptor-Resource-Project/103786266324668
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 07, 2015, 02:27:00 PM
baz - thank you for that information!
  It take Bob's entire village people to get most of the information!!!

OEW - You are all more than welcome. 
I do this kind of web work a lot, and was less emotionally crushed than most so could do this.
Being of help in whatever way is my motive.

Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: angelolady on August 07, 2015, 05:37:12 PM
shep  :)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on August 07, 2015, 05:47:39 PM
Hi All.  I'm copying my post from the Decorah Eagles 2015 thread here per request, for those who may be planning to attend the service tomorrow.  My apologies for any parts that are a duplicate of earlier posts here.

Also, you may notice the Decorah News online article (link shown below) said people may want to bring a chair/seat with them since there may be a large number in attendance.


Did everyone see Amy's new RRP Forum thread on the Decorah Eagles 2015 board?  It's a locked thread she started to provide info about Bob's Celebration of Life, and is titled just that -
"Bob's Celebration of Life"

Amy's/mrsfalcon's first post in that new informational thread is at:
http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2050.0.html

I hope anyone going to the service tomorrow sees the info there (and on the RRP FB page) about the shuttle service that will run from a mall parking lot to the Hatchery tomorrow, since parking at the hatchery will be so limited.


Also, the public RRP FB post that says: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raptor-Resource-Project/103786266324668

Raptor Resource Project
16 hrs - Edited

If you are going to Bob's Celebration this Saturday, we have a shuttle bus running between Centrum Mall and the Trout Hatchery. Shuttle service will start at 11:30 and continue through 4:30. The Celebration will start at 1:00pm and go until 4pm. If you are attending (especially from out of town), please consider either taking the shuttle or carpooling, since parking at the hatchery is limited. I've attached a map so you know where to park. You can also follow the link for a Google Map:
https://www.google.com/maps/search/centrum+mall+decorah/@43.291231,-91.7983369,541m/data=!3m1!1e3  

You can read a little more about the Celebration here:
http://www.decorahnews.com/news-stories/2015/08/11501.html

Please excuse the Facebook team if we aren't as diligent about answering posts this weekend - everyone has done an amazing job, but they need some private time this weekend. Thanks so much.

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Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 07, 2015, 05:58:45 PM
baz thank you.  I read link you posted from Decorah paper.
I laughed!  In a way thats astonishing, and in another way its no surprise.
What do I think would be Bob's reaction?
BE SURE AND SAVE ME SOME COOKIES!
.

THE BIGGEST FUNERAL EVER IN DECORAH?
Posted: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 8:06 PM
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday afternoon In Decorah for Raptor Resource Project Director Bob Anderson, who died July 27th.
Because of the strong response from out-of-town residents, anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 people may attend the event.  That has led to several changes in the plans.  Instead of a single program at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Siewers Springs Park near the Trout Hatchery, there will be multiple programs throughout the afternoon?perhaps every hour.   People who are planning to attend are being asked to bring a chair as seating is limited.

http://www.decorahnews.com/news-stories/2015/08/11501.html
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: ra on August 07, 2015, 06:04:16 PM
That's amazing!
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: frehaws on August 07, 2015, 09:11:37 PM
Its happy to see though not surprising, that so many people are able to be in Decorah to attend Bob's Celebration of Life. I am not able to go, but will celebrate here in my home. This rivals any political or government persons remembrance and is far more meaningful an event for a far more wonderful man.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Sparky10 on August 07, 2015, 09:22:53 PM
Can't imagine where at the hatchery this will take place if the estimate of 1 - 3 thousand people is close to true.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 08, 2015, 05:20:40 AM
Mrsfalcon - Amy's memorial thread
This will be LIVE August 8, Saturday

http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2052.0.html

Celebration of Bob's Life
RRP posted on Ustream, an 8 min video slides

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/70328347

The slides video is  a lovely remembrance of http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/Smileys/default/embarrassed.gifob's life!
It took me a lot of coaxing to get that video to work - I took a couple snips from it.
Perusing raptorresource.blogspot.com  I noticed some pics were taken from there

Some of those photos were taken atop the GSB cliff along the Mississippi River in southern Minnesota.
Minnesnowta is where I grew up and I have water skiid in/on that river!
I think one pic was at one of the Xcel falcon nests atop a smoke stack - but I dunno which one.
Falcon chicks was so cute I snipt that pic. Next pic is juvie eagle and smilin Bob.   :-*
One slide looks a lot like Bob at the falcon box at the King or Blackdog Xcel plant, not labled tho.
I had to laugh seeing Bob doing dishes!   :o  :D
Be sure to periodicly STOP the video to read - ahahaha!

One family photo looks like it could have been taken at Minnehaha Falls, Minnesota.
They dont tell us who is who or where
Here is my photo of the falls - a popular family reunion park

(http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/zcry/scenery/Mhaha.jpg)


Raptor Resource Project, facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raptor-Resource-Project/103786266324668

Satellite tracking of eagles
July 2015 video - this is the one I tried before andi's would work
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/67978622

viola's memorial page to Bob Anderson
http://www.addie4god.com/memorialpages/BobAndersonmemorial.html/BobAsmemorial.html

What Bob Anderson Meant to Me - Mainecoonlady post August 07, 2015
http://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2015/08/what-bob-anderson-meant-to-me.html

Michelle, Travis GSB falcons shift change - see babies! May 8, 2015
https://youtu.be/L3jB3OMhelM

I picked up video-slides link from andi's post on this thread
http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,1974.9900.html

May the LORD be with you all
    - with traveling mercies for those heading to Iowa
This will be a day to remember in the Decorah area!!!!


GSB Blufftop banding June 10, 2013 along Mississippi River


(http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/zcry/fal/grab_zps7e7b8864.jpg)

(http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/zcry/fal/2013bdg_zps7d1b156f.jpg)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: godiva36 on August 08, 2015, 11:43:24 AM
baz - thanks for posting it to this room and all the links.

frehaws - I hope they have several guest books for people to sign. ;D

Sparky - I believe it will be to the left of the hatchery. Where the ATF tent was set up next to the waterfall.

Shep - thanks for the video and links. Your first link doesn't work.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Keystone on August 08, 2015, 12:47:50 PM
Shep - "Bob's entire village people".  That we are! 
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: jfrancl on August 08, 2015, 01:41:49 PM
Though the celebration has started, it is mentioned in RRP facebook that the Celebration of life will not be live streaming today.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 08, 2015, 02:06:36 PM
(http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/zcry/eag/D12Jun12.jpg)
Decorah eagles 2012


Thanks jf - I checked the decorah chatroom and it doesnt appear active.

The Travels of D1  the transmittered Decorah eaglet

http://viewoftheeagle.blogspot.com/p/where-is-d1.html
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/meet-d1-decorah-eagle#stream/0

Tracking a female eaglet called D1
She hatched in 2011 to the Decorah pair


D1 impressed Bob Anderson with her attraction to rivers, her ability to make long flights, and her adventurous spirit. "She has spent time along at least a dozen different rivers, which underscores the importance of maintaining good water quality," said Bob.  She was expected to follow the Mississippi River and stay near Iowa or Illinois, but instead went on a 1,000 mile trek to northern Wisconsin and Minnesota before returning to her natal area in January 2011.

She made a 140-mile trip in a single day.  D1 flew to an area "closer to Greenland than to Iowa", Anderson noted. After her trip back to Decorah, D1 headed for Polar Bear Provincial Park, some 1,000 miles north of Iowa near the Arctic, on the shores of Hudson Bay in Ontario, Canada.

In December 2012, D1 returned for the second time to Decorah. She had spent the summer above the Arctic Circle, again.
By 2014, she had logged more than 2,000 miles after making two trips to Hudson Bay
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decorah_Bald_Eagles

2012  -  D1 eagle returns to Decorah
http://www.decorahnewspapers.com/Content/News/Lead-Stories/Article/D1-eagle-returns-to-Decorah-again/2/13/27248

2014  -  D1 spent 3 months above the Arctic Circle and came home to Decorah, perched in a tree overlooking the river.
http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Decorah-Eagle-D1-Makes-it-Home-for-the-Holidays-184709551.html

The "Happy Dance" at the 2:29 mark:
http://site.iptv.org/iowaoutdoors/story/1854/decorah-eagle-nest-update

I saw happy dance link posted on one of Bob's memorial threads and it got me looking for where D1 is now!
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 09, 2015, 03:49:59 AM
(http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1974.0;attach=318816;image)

Bob's village family


The 3 pics sparky10 posted from the memorial service are beautiful!  Here is one.  Thank you for those 3 beautiful pics sparky!  I am going to post it on the memorial page for Bob which I started for Bob's village family
http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2049.0.html


Posted by sparky10
Pics of the attendees.  I'm guessing at how many people there were.  I counted 160 seats under the canopies.  there were maybe another 100 in their own chairs, standing, sitting by their bicycles, or milling about.  So betweem 250-300 folks.


CONGRATULATIONS Mr. GSB! 
New RRP Director John Howe
I figured you'd be taking over for Bob.
The GSB falcon cam on the bluff was Bob's pride and joy.
Here is their webcam and webpage

http://www.ustream.tv/greatspiritblufffalcons

I read the lovely and nostalgic memorial of Bob by his family dated Aug 7
http://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2015/08/our-brother-bob-anderson.html

I grew up in Minnesota!
I know all those spots they talk about!  I may well have met Bob - but with a name as common as Anderson it jogs no memories.  His family really took me into those spots in my imagination.  Very well written!  I never knew Bob personally.  I wonder if Mr GSB the falcon cam man will quit his job and take over where Bob left off.


RRP facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raptor-Resource-Project/103786266324668

The Decorah Bald Eagle Violin Concerto - Ulli Reiner
https://youtu.be/t1Z0kAXaqBU

Raptor Resource Project
Today we honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Bob Anderson.
Our sorrow has been tempered by the outpouring of love, kind messages, condolences, and memories shared by all of you recalling how Bob and the Raptor Resource Project has impacted your life, and we thank you all so much for your pledge to come together to bring Bob's dreams and goals to fruition.
Amy has created a beautiful slide show celebrating Bob's life at:
(Dont tell me this doesnt work - it does - but it might take some coaxing)
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/70328347

This is a nice webpage created to memorialize Bob

Decorah Eagles Kiosk
Current displays in the eagle information kiosk at the Decorah Fish Hatchery

Bob Anderson Memorial Display August 6, 2015
Selfies at the Hatchery, by people from all over.
Decorah Difference Makers constructed the kiosk in memory of eaglets D12 and D14.
https://decoraheagleskiosk.wordpress.com

Decorah eagles thread
Page numbers at top and bottom, many thoughts on Bob by those who did and did not attend the memorial Aug 8. NOTE -  It seemed they expected over 1,000 people from all over USA so thought they would have multiple services. 
http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2049.0.html

Decorah Eagles 2015
http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,1974.9975.html


(http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=865.0;attach=318874;image)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: camperstig on August 09, 2015, 02:36:39 PM
"bounce"

Bob's Celebration of Life Day - pics by Camper: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

TTFN
Tig
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: izzysamlikeseagles on August 09, 2015, 02:48:27 PM
Sparky, thank you for letting Shep post those wonderful photos!  And it was really great to meet you and give you a hug-hopefully the next time we meet it will be a more happy occasion...

Hugs,

Izzy
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 09, 2015, 03:46:01 PM
Bob's Celebration of Life Day - pics by Camper: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

Tig

Thank you!  Thank you!
Those are BEAUTIFUL photos!
I have to say the colorful flowers are gorgeuos!

Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: GSBDweller on August 09, 2015, 04:21:01 PM
Another nice write up from the Minneapolis StarTribune yesterday.

http://www.startribune.com/obituary-bob-anderson-founder-of-midwest-raptor-project/321147901/ (http://www.startribune.com/obituary-bob-anderson-founder-of-midwest-raptor-project/321147901/)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: jfrancl on August 09, 2015, 05:21:00 PM
GSBDweller, thanks for posting the obituary article on Bob in the Star Tribune
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: ra on August 09, 2015, 05:22:10 PM
Thanks, GSB!!  Nice write-up!
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: angelolady on August 09, 2015, 05:41:23 PM
That was a good article, GSB.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: godiva36 on August 09, 2015, 08:33:52 PM
wnut - thanks for telling us about your meeting with Bob. I met him in 2014. He was a busy man, but always found time to talk to the visitors.

shep - thanks for sharing sparky's pics.

tig - thanks for sharing camper's photos. And thanks again for the flowers and candle left at the hatchery sign.

GSW - lovely write-up on Bob. Thanks for posting it in this room.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: godiva36 on August 09, 2015, 08:35:41 PM
GSBDweller - Congrats on becoming the new RRP director
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: ra on August 09, 2015, 08:42:03 PM
What godiva said!   :D
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Nora in IA on August 09, 2015, 11:30:38 PM
TIG - Please thank David for sharing his photos with us.  :)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 10, 2015, 03:36:16 AM
MpMom posted on Memorial Thread
http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2052.60.html


Bob's Celebration of Life was laid out by Amy. She & others did a wonderful of displaying all of the things Bob loved.
20 minutes to 1 mom Decorah made her appearance with a low fly across the pond and swooped up and away. We then went to the service. It was awesome to hear from Bob's family, friends & all who worked with him. It was sad & funny all at the same time.
John will do a wonderful job not loosing sight of Bob's vision. John was excited & ready to start. Bless the team as they carry on Bob's mission.

I met so many of our forum members, mods, Amy & Bob's friends. It was an honor!
To many to name, but you all know who you are :-*
I have always said, Bob brought the world together doing what he loved
  :'(
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: williwaw on August 10, 2015, 09:42:21 AM
Congrats GSB and thanks for the obit.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: glogdog on August 10, 2015, 12:23:59 PM
Another nice write up from the Minneapolis StarTribune yesterday.

http://www.startribune.com/obituary-bob-anderson-founder-of-midwest-raptor-project/321147901/ (http://www.startribune.com/obituary-bob-anderson-founder-of-midwest-raptor-project/321147901/)

GSBDweller - it is a nice article.  Thanks for sharing it with us.  Congratulations, too, in now guiding RRP forward.  We know you'll give it your all.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: izzysamlikeseagles on August 10, 2015, 03:07:31 PM
Another nice write up from the Minneapolis StarTribune yesterday.

http://www.startribune.com/obituary-bob-anderson-founder-of-midwest-raptor-project/321147901/ (http://www.startribune.com/obituary-bob-anderson-founder-of-midwest-raptor-project/321147901/)

Thank you GSB, that was a lovely obituary.  And a huge congratulations on becoming RRP Director.  I'm really looking forward to finding out what happens next in the world of RRP, and am excited to continue to volunteer my time and energy to one of the best causes around!  Hugs and fist bumps all around!!

~And please tell your daughter what a wonderful and brave thing she did by speaking at Bob's memorial-she did a remarkable job, as did everyone else! :)

~Izzy
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on August 10, 2015, 05:30:26 PM
Well, I was waiting on the official RRP announcement, but I know RRP is doing things other than writing articles and posts.  So I'm going to jump right on in here and say...

Congratulations to John Howe, GSBDweller, on being named RRP Director!  I am certain you, and all of RRP, will work diligently to continue and further Bob's vision.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 11, 2015, 04:06:38 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SvXC3Oy-9RM/VckyaRnZfrI/AAAAAAAAAp0/0dd_gUgZiu4/s400/RRP-Board-2015-crop.jpg)

Message From The Director
From left to right: David Lynch, John Dingley, Dave Kester, Laura Johnson,
Neil Rettig, Brett Mandernack, Director John Howe.
Not pictured: Board Chair Randy Christman, board members Jim Robison and Ken Mueller.
http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2054.0.html


Projects and message from John Howe
Please click for the whole message!
http://goo.gl/ji2IH6

Restoring the Decorah Eagle nest (IOWA)
Build a starter nest near the ruins of N2 to see if the eagles adopt it.

Establishing a new bald eagle nest cam in Decorah in September in an oak tree near trout stream.
(Streaming near the stream - now - that sounds like a poem or song title!)

Partnering with the Seneca Indians to establish a bald eagle cam at one of their active nest sites, hosted on RRP?s Ustream site.

Establishing a live Philippine Eagle Cam at a wild nest on the RRP Ustream page.
RRP is collaborating with Cornell Lab



Raptor Resource Project
August 10, 2015 -  Although Bob Anderson is gone, the Raptor Resource Project is committed to continuing his work. We are dedicated to preserving and strengthening raptor populations, expanding participation in raptor conservation, fostering the next generation of preservationists, and educating people around the world about raptors and their habitats.
Our board met on Saturday, August 1st, to choose a new director and add board members. Bob wanted John Howe to succeed him as director, and we also added four new board members to the existing five chosen by Bob: Laura Johnson, Neil Rettig, Dave Kester, and David Lynch. Our board now consists of Board President Randy Christman and members John Dingley, Brett Mandernack, Ken Mueller, Jim Robison, Laura Johnson, Neil Rettig, Dave Kester, and David Lynch.

Bob, we miss you terribly, but your work and legacy will go on
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raptor-Resource-Project/103786266324668#
http://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2015/08/message-from-director.html


Philippine Eagle

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Q8_ahL1ERwc/Vck0dzChG-I/AAAAAAAAAqQ/s77yokhEn4s/s400/022515.philippineeagle.neil.jpg)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on August 11, 2015, 01:09:02 PM
Amy publicly published the RRP Blog and RRP FB article with the new RRP announcements yesterday evening.  In this instance, I knew they had already given out some of that information, even though it wasn't "in print" yet on their official RRP pages, when a new Director and Board Members were identified as such with name tags this past Saturday in Decorah.

I am so glad Amy was able to get those announcements out yesterday.  I'm excited about the make-up of the expanded Board!  It's going to bring a lot of additional expertise and experience from several different areas and backgrounds to add to that which was already there on the Board.  Amy's new Blog spot post answered so many questions.  I hope people will read that new Blog Spot, and not just the short announcement.  And I'm feeling positive about what they may be working on in terms of a "starter nest" for Mom and Dad.  We'll have to wait and see what Mom and Dad think of it.  ;) 

I'm still so sad about Bob's death, but I am encouraged by the energy that "RRP and Company" are showing during a time of what must be deep grief for them all.

There is great information to be found in the new RRP Blog about the RRP Board and Director and the first four projects from Bob's "Top 10" project list, which are being worked on immediately.  Be sure to see those near the bottom of that Blog, which can be found at:
http://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2015/08/message-from-director.html

http://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2015/08/message-from-director.html
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: karengramke on August 11, 2015, 04:52:32 PM
I think someone asked about the eagle Bob was carrying on page Three
of this thread.  I believe that was Four!    The picture was posted by Ginger.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: gadeb on August 11, 2015, 05:36:29 PM
Baz - well said.  Still missing Bob so much, but happy to know this is what he wanted and eager to see all that is in store for RRP. Thanks for all the info.







Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Wilson on August 11, 2015, 06:45:42 PM
Amy publicly published the RRP Blog and RRP FB article with the new RRP announcements yesterday evening.  In this instance, I knew they had already given out some of that information, even though it wasn't "in print" yet on their official RRP pages, when a new Director and Board Members were identified as such with name tags this past Saturday in Decorah.

I am so glad Amy was able to get those announcements out yesterday.  I'm excited about the make-up of the expanded Board!  It's going to bring a lot of additional expertise and experience from several different areas and backgrounds to add to that which was already there on the Board.  Amy's new Blog spot post answered so many questions.  I hope people will read that new Blog Spot, and not just the short announcement.  And I'm feeling positive about what they may be working on in terms of a "starter nest" for Mom and Dad.  We'll have to wait and see what Mom and Dad think of it.  ;) 

I'm still so sad about Bob's death, but I am encouraged by the energy that "RRP and Company" are showing during a time of what must be deep grief for them all.

There is great information to be found in the new RRP Blog about the RRP Board and Director and the first four projects from Bob's "Top 10" project list, which are being worked on immediately.  Be sure to see those near the bottom of that Blog, which can be found at:
http://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2015/08/message-from-director.html

http://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2015/08/message-from-director.html

I am just sad  :'( :'( and there is no other way to express it.  Bob is gone, the nest is gone and now we hope M&D will rebuild ??? ???  Cam? What we have fallen in love with and nurtured in our hearts over the last 5 years.......
Nothing lasts forever but this has been a devastating year.  I have always been told "change is good"  ???  Not this time. 
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: ra on August 11, 2015, 07:59:13 PM
Awww... Wilson...  You have to look on the bright side... RRP is going to build a platform in hopes of luring Mom and Dad to build there and it will be close to N2, so the cables are run, so there's a good chance that we might be able to watch them.  Remember, 2013?  We didn't have a cam that year either.  Then, we also have the new Decorah nest.  But, yes, Bob is gone...  :'(  Can't find anything bright to that one.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 12, 2015, 03:13:21 AM
(http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/zcry/anim/hang_zpsbc0qjvku.jpg)

Posted in the beek room. Had to take it!
We need to laugh again!
Life goes on!
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: godiva36 on August 12, 2015, 08:40:05 AM
I think someone asked about the eagle Bob was carrying on page Three
of this thread.  I believe that was Four!    The picture was posted by Ginger.

I found an eagle posted on page 4 by ginger, but it had a white head and tail, so not Mz Four. If I remember correctly, that eagle was found on the side of the road by a father and son. They stayed with it until Bob arrived and took it to his home for the night and was taken to S.O.A.R. the next day. It had lead poisoning and recovered. It was released back in Decorah by the father and son that found it.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Ginger52 on August 12, 2015, 08:45:10 AM
Godiva -- you've got it right except I'm not sure if it recovered and was released.  When I read SOAR's update page, it indicated the eagle had some improvement but there was never an outcome indicated.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: godiva36 on August 12, 2015, 09:10:01 AM
Godiva -- you've got it right except I'm not sure if it recovered and was released.  When I read SOAR's update page, it indicated the eagle had some improvement but there was never an outcome indicated.

Whichever adult eagle was found by the father and son, did recover and was released by the father and son. The eagle in the pic you posted definitely had lead poisoning from looking at the tail feathers.  I remember seeing a pic of the father and son with Bob during the release of the eagle they found. Maybe there should be a photo section album only with pics and a caption under it. Would be so much easier to find pics that way. ;D
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: williwaw on August 12, 2015, 09:31:39 AM
Wilson, I am with you
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Nora in IA on August 12, 2015, 07:51:24 PM
The one that they rescued and it urped up all over Bob and his car...............  ;)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Nora in IA on August 12, 2015, 07:52:53 PM
Wilson or anyone, depending on what happens with mom & dad, I can't believe they'd leave the area, but that's my thoughts.  There will still be the new nest and couple to watch that is in the works, so either the new couple or both pair...........fingers are crossed.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 13, 2015, 03:57:58 AM
(http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/zcry/eag/DAp21d.jpg)


EAGLE NEST NEWS - GENERAL

When a young pair of Bald Eagles needs to build a brand new nest, their first job is to find a place for it. They probably prefer a territory close to water, where they can catch fish for their babies without wasting time flying back and forth a long distance, but in some areas may nest several miles from fishing areas.

In Canada and the northern and western states, eagles almost always select a coniferous tree-usually a pine, spruce, or fir. In the eastern states, where large conifers may not be available in otherwise good habitat, eagles are more likely to nest in an oak, hickory, cottonwood, or other large leafy tree.

Pairs usually start a new nest in a living tree, though there are often dead trees ("snags") nearby where they have a view all around when they're resting near the nest. The healthier the tree, the better. Eagles use and keep adding sticks to their nests for years and years. One well-studied Ohio nest was used for 34 years, until the tree finally blew down
.
Other interesting things on link
http://eaglenest.blogs.wm.edu/2013/02/04/hk-establishing-territory-at-honey-bee-golf-club


I did a web search for when eagles START a new nest.
I know they add to it all the time.  I found above link.
Dad Norfolk had a lot of offspring, one was HK, who was photographed starting a new nest in January.  He had a girlfriend.  I wonder if he has offspring yet
.
http://eaglenest.blogs.wm.edu/2013/02/04/hk-establishing-territory-at-honey-bee-golf-club

Basic websites of Reese Lukei
Center for Conservation Biology, Va
Some of you remember Norfolk Botanical Garden eaglecam
old -   http://eaglenest.blogs.wm.edu
new -  http://www.ccbbirds.org/news-room/blogs/eagle-nest-blog

I thot some of you might be interested - in case the Decorah pair happen to read that article.   ;D




Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: godiva36 on August 13, 2015, 11:54:35 AM
Nora - I know Bob has rescue 2 or 3 eagles in Decorah. One was a juvie and an adult. I don't remember if the one that upchucked on him and in his car was a juvie, but I'm thinking it was.

shep - thanks for all that info. Mom and dad won't give up their prime property. ;D Dad Norfolk built a nest on private property and raised 2 or 3 with his daughter from a previous clutch. Don't remember what year she was from. There are no cameras there, only pics that are posted on facebook every now and then.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: walton on August 13, 2015, 07:40:21 PM
The one that they rescued and it urped up all over Bob and his car...............  ;)

From Decorah Newspapers archive:


Eagle release at Phelps Park Saturday
Raptor Resource Director Anderson hoping anonymous father and son who helped save injured bird will show up for event

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:03 AM

Helping save the great bird that serves as the national symbol is worthy of recognition, and that's exactly what Decorah's "eagle man," Bob Anderson, would like to do ... but he doesn't know who the good Samaritans are.

On Sept. 15, a Decorah father and son helped Anderson rescue a bald eagle that had been struck by a car. Anderson is the director of the non-profit Raptor Resource Project whose nest-cam website went viral and was visited more than 206 million times this past season. The nest-cam recorded images non-stop as a pair of adult eagles raised three eaglets to maturity near the Decorah Fish Hatchery.

The injured eagle was nursed back to health and will be released Saturday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m. at Phelps Park. The event is open to the public, and Anderson is hoping the anonymous father and son will show up for the event.

"I unfortunately forgot their names, but I know they were local people from Decorah," said Anderson. "I hope they or someone who knows them reads this and they plan to attend the release event."

It was a Thursday when Anderson received a call telling him there was an injured bald eagle on Stage Coach Road.

"I drove over to the site as quick as I could to discover two good Samaritans using their cars to block the eagle from getting struck by another car," said Anderson.

"As I went to capture the eagle, it ran down the steep embankment. I was able to capture the obviously severely injured bird. I was on my way back up to the road carrying the eagle when I was greeted by two local sheriff's deputies. They had placed a call to the local game warden but after about 30 minutes of waiting we made a second call to him only to discover he couldn't help us get the bird to a rehab project.

"One of the Samaritans drove my car while I held the eagle, and we brought the bird to my house and put it in a special room for birds of prey called a mews," said Anderson. "However, as we were coming up the Locust hill, the eagle barfed up a crop of road-killed raccoon all over myself and car. It was gross.

"I put the eagle in the darkened mews then raced into the house to change out of my blood-soaked clothes. When I stepped back outside the father and son were cleaning out my car.

"A friend of mine runs a raptor rehab project in Iowa called SOAR (save our avian resources). She picked up the injured eagle the following day.

"Fortunately, the eagle has made a full recovery and will be released Saturday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. at Phelps Park. It would be great to have the Decorah father and son who helped me save her attend," said Anderson."
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: ra on August 13, 2015, 09:18:29 PM
Thanks, walton!  Sounds like it was an adult, doesn't it?  I think the juvie that was injured was in 2011 and we were all worried that it was one of "ours".  If you look in the forum stats, the day that juvie was found was the most posted day ever.   :)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on August 13, 2015, 11:18:31 PM
Walton - thanks for the info about the rescue of that Bald Eagle.  Here is "Part Two" of that - story of the release with video, and there also is a still photo of the "principals" involved at the bottom of this news article.  The Good Samaritans were identified and were there to participate in the release, as Bob hoped they would be.  :)
http://www.decorahnews.com/archived-stories/2011/10/1026.html  
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: godiva36 on August 13, 2015, 11:40:42 PM
walton - thanks!! I didn't remember it happening in 2011. I thought 2012 or 2013.

baz - thanks for your info too!!
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Nora in IA on August 16, 2015, 11:06:36 PM
Yep it was definitely 2011 because by that time I was out of the cast from breaking my leg and maneuvering on the uneven ground using a cane.  Had to keep handing it to Joe while I took pictures and videos  :D
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 17, 2015, 04:47:42 AM
How are you doing?

So often reality sets in after all the commotion is over and life seeks a new normal.

Some say there are 5 stages of grief, some say 7
The TIME it takes differs with individuals
We often move back and forth between stages.
Denial, Isolation, anger, depression, feelings of helplessness,
finally acceptance and moving on.  Some people include guilt in this list.

Be kind to yourself!   :)


Flower - forget-me-not


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Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on August 19, 2015, 08:44:53 AM
Aerial Acrobats
Peregrine Falcons Return To The Canyons Of Chicago
This thread would just not be complete without this!
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1986-07-09/features/8602180673_1_peregrine-falcon-chicago-peregrine-release-breeders

from kbshcb - beek room
Food for the soul -

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Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Nora in IA on August 27, 2015, 12:13:52 AM
Great article, I hadn't seen that one before.  :)
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: williwaw on August 29, 2015, 02:29:20 PM
I hope Bob's family and friends are doing ok.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on September 04, 2015, 04:20:14 AM
Bob's legacy!

Raptor Resource Project Falcon Banding 2015
Falcon banding this year - 24 RRP sites produced a total of 80 falcons, of which 60 were banded
.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raptor-Resource-Project/103786266324668


Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on September 14, 2015, 11:43:56 AM
Bob's legacy!

Raptor Resource Project Falcon Banding 2015
Falcon banding this year - 24 RRP sites produced a total of 80 falcons, of which 60 were banded
.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raptor-Resource-Project/103786266324668

Yes, ShepBob's gift!

And thanks to Jannice! for updating the Forum's individual Peregrine threads with banding ID numbers and gender info - posted on each of those threads on the "Peregrine Falcon Cams and Information" Forum Board:
http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/board,3.0.html
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on September 15, 2015, 04:09:35 AM
(http://www.thehomedi.de/Stuff/2015-16/bob.jpg)



Amy send this pic to me and I have the permission to post it.
One of the last pics of Bob, who did so much for his raptors and for us
.
http://www.thehomedi.de/Bob/Bob-Decorah.html

This was posted in the beek room

This photo is so poignant, so powerful, so touching.
Its such a fitting way for Bob to say to us.......

So long.  Dont worry about me.
I am soaring free with my falcons and eagles!

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Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: eaglesrock29 on September 15, 2015, 06:37:37 AM
Walton - thanks for the info about the rescue of that Bald Eagle.  Here is "Part Two" of that - story of the release with video, and there also is a still photo of the "principals" involved at the bottom of this news article.  The Good Samaritans were identified and were there to participate in the release, as Bob hoped they would be.  :)
http://www.decorahnews.com/archived-stories/2011/10/1026.html

Thank you Baz, Walton and Ra for the three posts from rescue to release ...   I remember hearing about the upchuck all over Bob and his car, but couldn't remember the whole story and never saw the article or release video.  I love seeing all these wonderful things that Bob did ... even though we know he was a Rock Star, it's still so great to read these stories again (and again) and keep his memory alive.  What a great man!  And how about those Loney's and the Sheriff!  A great story!
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Nora in IA on September 15, 2015, 11:19:05 AM
Horst and Shep, thank you for that picture of Bob.  :)  Ooops and Amy since you had it first.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: MpMom on November 06, 2015, 09:09:01 PM
Wasn't sure where to post this, then I thought Bob would like to know one of Minnesota's Falcons was located in Lima Peru!!!!!!!
This is from Hawk Ridge.

A big shout-out to our Peregrine Watch staff! We were notified that one of the young Peregrine Falcons we were watching this spring at the nest site on the Torrey Building in downtown Duluth was recovered in Lima, Peru this past week! This was the farthest ever recovered for a Minnesota peregrine. The young male bird made its way into a soccer enclosure on the Peruvian coast, and after a few days was captured by a worker and turned over to a raptor breeder for rehab; he reportedly was a little thin and had a slight wing droop, but hopefully will make a full recovery. We were contacted by a local Peruvian biologist with the info, after he contacted the Bird Banding Lab & Midwest Peregrine Society.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Nora in IA on November 07, 2015, 12:43:50 PM
I'll bet Bob would be thrilled.  I had seen the article too and kept trying to decide where to post it.  ;)  Good choice MP.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: baziunc on November 07, 2015, 04:56:46 PM
Wasn't sure where to post this, then I thought Bob would like to know one of Minnesota's Falcons was located in Lima Peru!!!!!!!
This is from Hawk Ridge.

A big shout-out to our Peregrine Watch staff! We were notified that one of the young Peregrine Falcons we were watching this spring at the nest site on the Torrey Building in downtown Duluth was recovered in Lima, Peru this past week! This was the farthest ever recovered for a Minnesota peregrine. The young male bird made its way into a soccer enclosure on the Peruvian coast, and after a few days was captured by a worker and turned over to a raptor breeder for rehab; he reportedly was a little thin and had a slight wing droop, but hopefully will make a full recovery. We were contacted by a local Peruvian biologist with the info, after he contacted the Bird Banding Lab & Midwest Peregrine Society.


MpMom,thanks for sharing that report!  Wow!  And Bob A. would love to know this.  I hope that peregrine makes a successful recovery and is released and makes a return to eventually nest in the U.S. Midwest!
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 03, 2016, 06:00:09 PM
Bob knew this was serious work but, evidently, Bob's success at the hard work of bringing back the peregrine falcon is responsible for this irreverent article (and videos).

Behold the falcon sex hat; a species-saving hump helmet

http://www.earthtouchnews.com/wtf/wtf/behold-the-falcon-sex-hat-a-species-saving-hump-helmet
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Ginger52 on March 03, 2016, 10:12:07 PM
I was thinking about Bob today because it was one year ago on this date that our sweet Four perished.  I can never remember Four without seeing that picture of Bob holding her.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 28, 2016, 09:01:59 PM
From RRP's FB page - 2016 Peregrine Falcon Banding
 
05/24/16: Meet Roberta. Both falcons here were female, but Xcel really wanted to acknowledge Bob, so they chose Roberta for Robert A.

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Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on May 29, 2016, 06:19:53 AM
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Happy Memorial Day
Remembering all who have passed
Human, animal, bird ...


WHERE was that falcon chick banded?
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Nora in IA on June 10, 2016, 11:28:41 PM
For some reason I felt the need to post this.  Bob as all RRP was into safety and also had enough experience with Amy (the falcon) at Greysolon Plaza in Duluth to know she was a VERY protective mom.  That day he decided he didn't need a hard hat, his cap would be fine.  Well Amy grabbed his hat and dropped it on the next roof.  The last time he and I talked about this he really chuckled.  :D

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Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Nora in IA on June 10, 2016, 11:30:00 PM
Shep, were you asking about the chick named Roberta for Robert A.?  The Riverside Plant in Minneapolis, MN.
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: shep on June 11, 2016, 02:49:23 AM
Wonderful post Nora!
A falcon named Amy - and a falcon named RobertA
Now we need a falcon named Nora and one named Shep!   8)

Yes I wanted to know the home nest of RobertA
Her pic was on several threads - without her home!   :o :o  :(
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: Nora in IA on June 11, 2016, 09:59:36 AM
We did have a Nora for me from Duluth  :) that ended up in Wisconsin and was found dead a year or so ago, probably a vehicle collision.  :(
Title: Re: Bob Anderson
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 04, 2016, 12:39:13 PM
From RRP's FB page 11/4/16:

Raptor Resource Project added 5 new photos
2 hrs

We got some great news from the bird banding lab last week! Two falcons from Xcel Energy sites were spotted many miles from their places of origin.

Falcon Mel hatched at Xcel's Prairie Island plant near Hastings, MN. She was the youngest of an unusually large five-falcon clutch and was maybe 15 days old at banding as compared to her 19-22 day old siblings. An article about the banding can be read here: http://bit.ly/2e8AQ2f. Her band was reported by Alberto Charles, a raptor rehabber near Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, roughly 1700 miles from her birthplace!

Falcon Roberta (named after Robert Anderson) hatched at Xcel's Riverside plant in NE Minneapolis. She was spotted near Capleville, TN, by Michael Linz and is about 700 miles from home. I'll post juvenile photos of her when we get them.

Thanks to all of you who report bands to the Bird Banding Lab! If you see a band and want to report it, visit https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/bblretrv/

Falcon Mel at rehab in Cancun.
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Another photo of Mel. Note the juvenile plumage. Falcons don't gain adult plumage until they are around two years old.
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Mel's wing, and another great look at brown juvenile plumage.
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Alberto with Mel.
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Alberto releasing Mel!
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