By Sandra Emerson | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: May 27, 2019 at 1:09 pm | UPDATED: May 27, 2019 at 4:07 pm The baby bald eagle chick born last month in the Big Bear Lake area called Cookie has died, most likely because of hypothermia, U.S. Forest Service officials said on Monday, May 27. A late-season storm on Sunday pushed overnight temperatures down to 26 degrees and added a couple inches of snow after rainfall, which can be a deadly mix to young chicks, the U.S. Forest Service said. “We had done a checkup on them and did some banding on Friday and both appeared to be healthy and looked good,” said Zach Behrens, a spokesman for the San Bernardino National Forest. “Then that storm came Sunday.” Cookie and a second chick, Simba, hatched in mid-April and have been watched closely by locals via a live web cam made available by the Friends of Big Bear Valley. Experts determined that Cookie had died because the chick hadn’t moved in hours and wasn’t … [Read more...] about Cookie, a Big Bear bald eagle chick born last month, has died
Big Bear residents and fans from around the globe were riveted by a live webcam broadcast of a pair of bald eagle hatchlings who broke free from their eggs and came into the world over the last two days.The two chicks — one hatched Sunday, the other on Monday — made their debut in a nest about 120 feet off the ground near the top of a Jeffrey pine on the north side of Big Bear Lake. A bald eagle whom locals named Jackie laid the two eggs on March 6 and 9.Jackie spent most of Monday morning sitting on top of the pair, although she occasionally got up and fed them pieces of a nearby fish. The chicks’ fur no longer appeared sticky and wet by early Monday afternoon.Viewers glued to the webcam placed by the Friends of Big Bear Valley got occasional views of the young birds’ fluffy tufts of light-colored hair. Some Facebook commenters chided the male in the nest, Shadow, for not bringing the new mother fresh fish to feed the chicks. Fans of the eagles will have to … [Read more...] about See the bald eagle chicks: Pair hatch over two days in Big Bear
By: Dominic Frisby 10/04/2019 This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can profit.Sign up free here. It might not have escaped your notice that bitcoin has had something of a rally over the past few months. From its low in late December at $3,200, bitcoin has rallied 65% to $5,200. The altcoins have followed, and the crypto world is happy again. The questions we ask today: is that it? Is the bear market over? Is the next bull market underway? Is it time to buy bitcoin again? The two components of a big bear market: price and time After a financial mania like that of 2017, it’s perfectly normal to have a correspondingly cruel bear market. In that regard, bitcoin has delivered. Bitcoin’s high came on 18 December 2017 at … [Read more...] about Bitcoin has been bouncing – but is the bear market really behind us?
By David Downey | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: March 7, 2019 at 6:29 pm | UPDATED: March 8, 2019 at 6:44 am The bald eagle baby watch is on. Just ahead of the region’s last bald eagle count of the season, the female eagle whose every move is captured by a live camera mounted high in a pine tree overlooking Big Bear Lake has laid her first egg of the year. San Bernardino National Forest spokesman Zach Behrens said the egg arrived about 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, March 6. U.S. Forest Service biologists expect another egg any day. “Now, for the next 35 or so days, we will see the parents share incubation duties,” service biologist Robin Eliason said. “This regulates the temperature of the egg so the embryo can develop. If all goes well, we should see a hatchling in around April 10.” Behrens said biologists believe the female is the same bird who starred in last winter’s live feeds. “The locals call her Jackie,” he said. But … [Read more...] about As web cam watches, Big Bear bald eagle lays season’s first egg
By: Dominic Frisby 14/02/2019 This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can profit.Sign up free here. I’m in Mexico this week where I am giving a couple of talks at a cryptocurrency conference. Beautiful weather; long sandy beaches; big waves which for some reason remind me of the movie Papillon; nice food; nice people. It’s a tough life. In today’s missive, I thought I’d go through one of the arguments I made in one of my talks. And it’s got very little to do with crypto, before you ask. How to stop your convictions from ruining your investments There are a lot of hard-money advocates out here. Gold-, silver- and bitcoin-bugs from around the world have made their way Mexico’s Pacific coast. … [Read more...] about How to catch the best of a bull market while dodging the big bears