Introducing Sky & Spirit!
We had a wonderful response to our contest to Name the Nestlings. Overwhelmingly, one set of names rose to the top, receiving a total of 351 votes from a total of 529 submittals by AEF members. NE18’s new name is Sky, and NE19’s new name is Spirit!
329 AEF members submitted names for NE18 and NE19 in the first stage of our contest. That list was narrowed down to 5 pairs of names by the AEF Naming Committee and from that list our membership voted for the names they liked best.
- Faith & Grace
- Legacy & Destiny
- Patriot & Majesty
- Sky & Spirit
- Victory & Valor
Congratulations to our winning entry, Joan Chandler from Minnesota, who said: “I believe Sky & Spirit represent the awareness that we all have for our beautiful eagles. How much beauty they have when soaring in the sky above and the American spirit they represent to all Americans. I chose these names in memory of my mom who passed in 2015 at the age of 101 and loved watching Romeo and Juliet and their little ones. I am sure she has a smile on her face this morning. May they grow up to soar the Sky in the Spirit that they represent. I thank each and every one who voted for these names.”
Be sure to watch nefleaglecam.org so that you can keep up with the antics of these two as they master new skills in their home in the Longleaf pine!