Raptor Resource Project Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Author Topic: The Ballad of DN9 (song)  (Read 906 times)

SmokeyinHarlem

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 12
The Ballad of DN9 (song)
« on: July 06, 2019, 12:26:20 PM »

To celebrate the last scheduled chat, I posted a song about DN9, Mr. North, DNF, SOAR and cows (in the style of Pageant, the mod who posted many songs on the Decorah nest chat). For anyone who missed the last DNN chat of the season, here is ?The Ballad of DN9? (to be sung to the tune of Ballad of Davy Crockett):

Hatched in Iowa (not Tennessee)
In an oak tree nest where the eagles are free,
Raised in a field so he knew ev'ry tree,
Ate lots of bones and loved to squee.
DN, DN9, king of the wild frontier!

Fell from a branch before he could fly,
Met a big cow walking near the creekside,
Mr. and DNF perched nearby,
Until he was rescued from the nasty black flies.
SOAR, SOAR Rehab, fed?im meat with electrolytes!

KRDerenzo

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 518
Re: The Ballad of DN9 (song)
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2019, 12:47:12 PM »

To celebrate the last scheduled chat, I posted a song about DN9, Mr. North, DNF, SOAR and cows (in the style of Pageant, the mod who posted many songs on the Decorah nest chat). For anyone who missed the last DNN chat of the season, here is ?The Ballad of DN9? (to be sung to the tune of Ballad of Davy Crockett):

Hatched in Iowa (not Tennessee)
In an oak tree nest where the eagles are free,
Raised in a field so he knew ev'ry tree,
Ate lots of bones and loved to squee.
DN, DN9, king of the wild frontier!

Fell from a branch before he could fly,
Met a big cow walking near the creekside,
Mr. and DNF perched nearby,
Until he was rescued from the nasty black flies.
SOAR, SOAR Rehab, fed?im meat with electrolytes!


I really like that Smokey ,( heard read it at chat)  thank you for posting

LisaG1967

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15921
Re: The Ballad of DN9 (song)
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2019, 12:58:48 PM »

Fantastic, Smokey:)

TPABay111

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1079
Re: The Ballad of DN9 (song)
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2019, 01:00:15 PM »

Smokey - I read it also in Chat, but then before I could c/p it somewhere it scrolled off the screen.  Thank you so much for posting the ballad about dear DN9!  And thank you also for being such a great ambassador for the eagles!  Watched your interview on Reuters TV & one of the DE Mods confirmed it was you in the interview video. 

Ginger52

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2182
  • E Central IA
Re: The Ballad of DN9 (song)
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2019, 02:31:42 PM »

Thanks for posting your ballad, Smokey.  I don't participate in chat, so I hadn't seen it before -- nice of you to share it here.  And, ditto what TPA said about your interview.  It was terrific!

horseylvr

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 50
Re: The Ballad of DN9 (song)
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2019, 08:58:41 PM »

Been off the forum, but so glad I checked in today to see Smokey's DN9 Ballad.  Too cute!  Thank you for sharing!!

SmokeyinHarlem

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 12
Re: The Ballad of DN9 (song)
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2019, 02:40:59 PM »

Much has happened since DN9 was rescued and taken to SOAR, along with the discovery that DN9 is a female, so it is time to update the Ballad of DN9. I am not surprised that our feisty DN9 was the ring leader as the 4 hatch-year eaglets flew off into the wild.

Ballad of DN9
Sung to the tune of Davy Crockett

Hatched in Iowa (not Tennessee)
In an oak tree nest where the eagles are free,
Raised in a field so she knew ev'ry tree,
Ate lots of bones and loved to squee.
DN, DN9, Queen of the Wild Frontier!

Fell from a branch before she could fly,
Met a big cow walking near the creekside,
Mr. and DNF perched nearby,
Until she was rescued from the nasty black flies.
SOAR, SOAR Rehab, fed her meat with electrolytes!

From the measurement of her beak
SOAR said DN9 was a she,
Placed in the eaglet nursery,
Where she met Calmar and Allamakee
DN, DN9, her talon was painted teal!

DN9 left the nursery
Moved to a flight pen with D33
Flying with Calmar and Allamakee
SOAR will give them a soft release.
DN, DN9, Queen of the Wild Frontier!

The hatch-year eaglets moved again,
Together in the 100 ft. flight pen
Where they practiced so-cial-i-za-tion,
Catching fish in the water with eaglet friends.
DN, DN9, Queen of the Wild Frontier!

The cameras were ready on 9-18
And release window open without a screen.
DN9 was the first to explore,
She flew the coop and was ready to soar.
DN, DN9, flying free in the Wild Frontier!

LisaG1967

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15921
Re: The Ballad of DN9 (song)
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2019, 04:17:38 PM »

What a cute ballad, Smokey!

TPABay111

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1079
Re: The Ballad of DN9 (song)
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2019, 05:43:47 PM »

Smokey - thanks so much for updating your ballad! DN9 is a fearless warrior indeed.  May she soar high & far for many years to come.