Charlotte's WCNC News today announced that more than 4,300 votes were cast in the "Name the Newborn Eaglet" contest and Noah is the name of Savannah's eaglet with 52 percent of the vote.
Photo by Sean Merewood
Cedar Posts encouraged readers to cast a vote in favor of naming the eagle in honor of Charlotte's Lance Corporal Noah M. Pier who died last month while serving overseas in Afghanistan.
Props to all who voted for the name Noah.
According to WCNC:
In a few weeks Noah the eaglet will be taken to a hack tower to learn how to survive in the wild.
The process of "hacking" involves introducing the eaglet to the wild. The eaglet will be placed in the tower and fed daily. It is hoped that the eagle will eventually fly from the tower and hunt its own food.
You can read more about Noah and the work of the Carolina Raptor Center here.
Over at the Charlotte Observer Stephen Corbert fans cried "fowl" suggesting that the voting was rigged and that Corbert should have won because they spent a half of a day voting for Corbert.
Cedar Posts recognizes the power of the Corbert Nation but if memory serves me correct Corbert had an Eaglet named after him in 2006. The bird was released into the wild and promptly flew to Canada.