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James Donald, one of the producers of American Eagle, responds to some of your comments.
Thank you for all of the comments so far I’m touched to see how the filmhas affected people so deeply. We’re happy that our story of the bald eaglewas able to reach such a wide audience. Neil dreamt for years about making a bald eagle film, so the broadcast of this show (and your positive comments)mean the world to him.
I’ve enjoyed reading your observations and look forward to correspondingwith those who felt moved to write a comment on this website. I wanted toanswer some of the posted questions and to add feedback on some of thepostings to date:
To answer Ryan’s question, the fish hatchery nest is situated in Decorah,IA. The eagles live on private property though, so no intruding! : > On aside note, the one eyed female once caught two trout with one foot. She wasa very impressive hunter when she needed to be.
Our production team was very moved by Path’s poem. The section of the filminvolving the death of the one eyed female and egg was (by far) one of thetoughest scenes I’ve ever been a part of editing. My wife was pregnant atthe time Neil Rettig reported the deaths to us, so I felt the loss on adeeper level than expected. I was happy though that the male was able torebuild his family during the next season and that we were able to capturehis story for our film.
On the other American Eagle comments page,
there have been some postsquestioning the validity of the impact of DDT on bald eagle eggs. Thisallows us to delve into the issue a bit further. Be assured, our teamthoroughly vetted all of our sources. We were keenly aware of the dissentingopinions regarding the effects of DDT on bald eagles, so we were especiallycareful and thorough with research on this point. We reviewed a variety ofreports published by well respected journals and took into consideration notonly the information in the reports, but also the sources they cited. Whenconsidering the evidence appearing to indicate that DDT had little effect onbald eagles or their eggs, the quality of the information or sources did notmeet with our strict standards; therefore, we feel confident that our film’scomments about DDT are accurate.
I enjoyed looking at Darlene’s photography especially photos 16 19.(The bald Eagle’s wingspan is ridiculously large, and those photos show itoff quite well.) Thank you for posting the link to your website. There isnothing like being up close to a bald eagle (although they are not half asscary in person as the harpy eagle Neil is the caretaker of one on loan fromthe Peregrine Fund).
To re chime the bell (as rung by Tom), Neil is the best raptorcinematographer I’ve ever worked with. He spent almost two years filmingthis program and his meticulous attention to detail and his tireless workethic comes across in the final product. The quality of the footage isextraordinary, considering too that bald eagles are shy by nature and do notlike getting close to video cameras.