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Cam catches Codorus State Park eagle laying an egg

Linked in/Neat stuff: Broom making in Continental Square/Rail buffs at the Yorktowne
Baby, it’s cold up there. One hundred feet up, that is. Well, not a baby, an eaglet, yet. But an egg, layed by an eagle at Codorus State Park, Saturday, on Valentine’s Day. (Update: And a second egg reportedly due tonight, 2/16/15). For more about this Pennsylvania Game Commission Candid Camera’s insight into a pair of eagles at this southwestern York County nest, see: Watch eagles, plus take a neat eagles quiz.


Video: Bald eagle cam. See a photo of this pair of eagles in their Heidelberg Township nest  below.


The Codorus eagles in their nest. A York Daily Record story says the two birds will take turns incubating the egg, a period of about 35 days. Also of interest: The tale of two big birds: The eagles of Lake Marburg v. the vultures of Glen Rock


Other neat stuff from all over … .


The YDR’s Joan Concilio has written about change in York, Pa. – the end of the York Daily Record/Sunday News’ operation of The Exchange digital bulletin board.

That community forum quickly became York County’s premier place to opine after its launch 10 years ago.

But in recent years came Facebook, Twitter and other social media, and The Exchange, built on dated technology, became a secondary forum for the YDR.

But The Exchange helped bring us into the digital engagement game.

It reminds readers that the YDR is no newcomer to the digital scene. In fact, flagship site YDR.com will mark 20 years in operation next year.

The YDR’s Facebook page just passed 40,000 fans and will grow by at least a third more in 2015.

For the thousands who commented on The Exchange over the years, it’s still available.

Longtime commenters will continue operating a version of the bulletin board, independent of the YDR.


A view of the square


Artist Cliff Satterthwaite captured this scene of broom making in Continental Square in 1979. York’s main intersection hasn’t been known as Center, or Centre Square, since probably the 1920s, Cliff! See more of Cliff Satterthwaite’s work at this YorkTownSquare.com category.


Gary “Pappy” Heiland passed this news release from the Association of Tourist Railroads and Train Museums:

The Association of Tourist Railroads and Train Museums, the National Railway Society and the National Railway Historical Society and the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society  meeting in York on April 16-18. This is the first joint meeting of the groups.

The conference announcement can be found on this website.

That weekend in April, the Yorktowne Hotel and downtown York will be bustling with railroad enthusiasts.


History Mystery:   Baby, it’s cold down there. Where’s down there?