Saturday, March 31, 2007

Launch of New Website

By now many of you have seen our new website. We are very excited to change our look and make our site more accessible to more users. As we move to this new site we are also working on our live stream. This updating will take a couple of days. Please bear with us through his transition. I hope by the beginning of next week that the live stream will be back up and a higher quality.

Right now when you connect to the live video you may not get an image. Please try this link http://www.nwf.org/eaglecam/link2.asx to get the live video. When connected to this video please limit your viewing to 2 minutes since this link can only handle a limited number of viewers at one time.

In regards to our sponsors, we have the same sponsors we have since the beginning of the project. Only with their support were we able to begin this project and keep it free to all users. Last year in order to keep the camera running, we had $2,000 a month in costs and our staff has worked through the weekends keep it working at an optimum level.

Thank you all for your continued support of the eagle cam and our contaminant research. We currently have more than 15 projects measuring mercury levels in birds and mammals across the country. We are currently working to publish many of our findings in scientific papers, which will provide citizens and policy makers with the most up to date information.

I will keep you posted as we update our website.

Wing Goodale, BioDiversity Research Institute

156 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

3-31-07 11;12 AM EDT Sat.
Nest exchange at 11:08 am. Mom Called, then got up and left and Dad came in right to nest in less than 15 seconds, a bit stiff legged on the left side and settled right down into the nest.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

March 31st

There are four observations you may not have seen, attached to Wing's last "column". This is because when we "wrote" our comments, we had clicked on that previous column to get to the blog site.

This happens each time a new column is put up.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the temporary link. I am sure you realize that many people out there need their daily "Fix" of eagle cam viewing. I hope that when everything gets ironed out we will be able to get the full screen view that we can now on the temporary link. Thanks for all your hard work.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Redetta said...

11:58am, AZ Sat. March 31

My thanks to all of your corporate sponsors that have been so faithful to the Institute. Also, to your employees and volumteers that are dedicated in their work.
Because of them we are blessed with being able to observe these wonderful birds.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just so you know--I cannot get the archived video. I downloaded the appropriate version of the software, but still all I get is a few lines of script.

3:33 PM  
Blogger PortlandHead said...

Hi Folks,

Rob Landry of Pemaquid Communications here. We're a Web design group in Portland, Maine and the ones who redesigned the BioDiversity Research Institute's Web site.

We've been keeping an eye on the live EagleCam all day today from a technical perspective, and things seem to be running smoothly. The code behind it is very similar to what you'd find on the Monterey Bay Aquarium's live cams.

We've browser-tested the live cam and it should be just fine; however, if you do have trouble, we'd want to know about it, so feel free to email us at Pemaquid at info@pemaquid.com.

Enjoy the show!

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Jane said...

March 31st
Saturday

Took a quick look back. Besides the long time they were off the nest that Wing wrote about recently, and the times we know they were off the nest during the very cold weather right after they laid eggs, and the time several of you mentioned that they were both off the nest yesterday, they were also off the nest:



Event: Both Eagles Away from Nest - Eggs exposed approx 44 minutes, Temp: 52 degrees F
Date: March 30
Times: Male left at 4:22 PM, Female returned to nest at approx 5:06 PM


AND

Event: Both Eagles Away from Nest - Eggs exposed approx 27 minutes, Temp 45 degrees F.
Date March 29th
Times: Male left at 2:52 PM Female (we think) came in at 3:19 PM


So far I don't think it's happened this afternoon, or if it has noone has posted about it yet on Judy's forum. I haven't been watching myself. WHen at the comuter I was doing this research -- hunting in the forum posts for this information.

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not a happy cam today 2min limit and half of that is buffering missed a nest exchange

6:42 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

Would it be possible to change the infrared camera times so that we might see the eagles at sunrise and sunset in color?

7:55 PM  
Blogger gigi said...

Wing and BRI; New site looks great!!! I was having trouble logging on at first[bugs to work out]it is easier now, wonderful:}Keep up the great work.3/31p.m.

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Just popped on and am watching dad nesting with wings spread. First time ever saw this, maybe overheated??? Seems to have been huffin and puffin when he came in.
SUN-8:15 eastern

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Sun 9:45am Dad really giving some good tongue shots. First time I've seen it close up. dad still open mouthed

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Redetta said...

Sunday, 9:12 am , AZ
Eagle on nest cooling itself with panting and tail feathers spread!
Re: the new website...it looks the same to me, is it a new address?

12:14 PM  
Blogger tom said...

W2G GUYS THIS IS A NICE SET-UP AND VERY EASY TO ACCESS AND USE. I hope the eggs are still alive with live embro's if not just seeing this pair and the way they respect each other is rewarding with-in it self. Thank you fir being there and making this site one if not the best .

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tracey in Houston...
Congratulations on your new
web site, however, the feed stops about 3 times for 10 to 15 seconds. Do I need to adjust anything on my computer?
Thank you.
Praying for success next week.
04-01 12:43 PM

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your site has really changed. I can only pull it up for less than 10 sec. at a time. By the time I can pull it up again the pair have changed positions and are settled in again. Is there any way to get back to where we can watch it for longer periods of time? I love watching them and am praying for a successful hatching. Keep us posted. Thanks again for all your dedication to these wonderful birds. PP

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

April 1 around 8:13 a.m., Dad suddenly snaps open his wings and beak. He stays down low and covers the eggs with his wings in a protective manner.
Two minute video of it:
http://judykb.org/meapr1.asf

Or at YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lTlBeKzC9g

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

04/1/07 3:18PM
No matter how I try I cannot get LiveCam to come up the way it did before the change-over.
All I get when I do get it, is a very small viewing pane which cannot be enlarged. Any suggestions? I checked out Monterey Bay Aquarium's live cams. Beautiful, but very small also. Lotte

3:25 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

4/1/07 5:09 EST
A lot of odd noises on the video- a lot of rustling, twigs or branches snapping, sounds like someone walking around. Then I thought I heard hammering!
This is in between all the buffering stops, though.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Yes, definite hammering or banging noises. Sorry, it was at 4:08pm (my computer clock is screwed up since the time change)

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR SOMEONE TO SHOW THE MOM AND DAD SIDE BY SIDE FACING THE CAMERA(PERHAPS A CUT AND PASTE VERSION)SO I AS A NOVICE COULD TRY TO TELL THEM APART?
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ON THE SITE.
LOOKING FORWARD TO IT WORKING WELL.
SUN, 4/1 4:30 P.M.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Bald Eaglecam said...

I realize there is frustration with the lack of band width on the video over the weekend. I am working to resolve this and should have it sorted out Monday.

Wing, BRI

5:40 PM  
Blogger GJBarb said...

April 1 4:52 Mtn time

THank you so much Judy for that amazing video of the protective moves of ?Dad?.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Sunday, April 1 ... 7:05pm

Prey drop for Mom from Dad!!!! :o)
What a happy sight to see...

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Here is a Timeline of Significant Events created by the people at the forum that I started about the Maine Eagles.

http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=11099&mforum=tdbc#11099

tinyurl:
http://tinyurl.com/2ag6fj

7:18 PM  
Blogger dukeyboy said...

Right click picture ,click zoom

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

April 2nd
5:23 AM

The way Dad opened his wings and spread himself out over the nest yesterday morning was sudden, as though he was startled, and went into an automatic reflex reaction, to protect the nest.

Some observers on Judy's blog thought they heard a funny noise at the time, that sounded like an old fashioned baby doll's cry. Waaaaa. pause Waaaaa

What would cause him to do that? One would think it would have to be an overhead predator, wouldn't you?

This is the incident Judy posted a video about yesterday and Dave mentioned, although I think Dave came into the scene after it started. Dad kept his wings spread out for a while afterwards, and seemed to be on guard, ready to peck, with his beak. At least that's the way observers described it on Judy's forum.

Incident happened Sunday morning April 1st around 8:13 AM

5:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of you who are frustrated with the small window-- try double-clicking anywhere in the actual image of the eagle. For me this opens it up to full-screen.

I agree with many of the others that two minutes is just not enough time to watch the eagles. I know bandwidth is an issue, but would upping the time to five minutes be an option? Or maybe having a non-timed version that we would all take turns using?

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Jane said...

Mon April 2d

Here's a movie by Will of Dad bringing a meal to Mom:

Sunday April 1st around 7:00 PM EST


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjxE-GfSSAA

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Redetta said...

5:10am April 2

Nest exchange. Crows/ravens are noisy this morning and I hear a crab? boat working the area.

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How are the people who are capturing 7 minute videos able to do this when the rest of us can't even get 30 seconds of video and are limited to a 2 minute showing? For example the video by Will posted today. Thank heavens these people are able to so we can at least see their videos but I would like to understand what is going on.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Bald Eaglecam said...

Good morning. In a couple of minutes we should have a different video feed up. It will have an ad, but I hope by the end of the day to have that removed.

Wing Goodale, BRI

10:02 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Who cares about the ad, if they are supporting the Cam and we can view the Eagles, let it run.
Thanks for all of your hard work. You are all amazing.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

BRI/Wing:

Love the new look...

Wondering if you get a chance, would you watch this video of the male that Judy posted yesterday and tell us your take on it? I saw it happen live and I had never seen one of them do that before. It looks like some sort of defensive action/posture to me like he is almost "playing dead" and he remained like that I would say for a good 9 minutes.

Judy said...
April 1 around 8:13 a.m., Dad suddenly snaps open his wings and beak. He stays down low and covers the eggs with his wings in a protective manner.
Two minute video of it:
http://judykb.org/meapr1.asf

Or at YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lTlBeKzC9g

10:48 AM  
Blogger Bald Eaglecam said...

I have confirmed that the video will get sorted out today, however it will be on and off line through out the day as it is fixed.

Wing, BRI

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-1-07

Thanks, Wing, for getting the new site up and the video stream squared away before the eaglets arrive. It's a tremendous undertaking and I'm sure lots of glitches to fix. We all need to practice some patience till the job is done. I'd rather hear what the eagles are doing than read about who can't connect and who gets cut off.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous jant said...

April 2

Re: Dad's protectice wing spreading behavior on 4/1 that Judy posted the video of.
After watching it several times with the sound turned up I can hear 2 short kind of cracking sounds followed by what sounds like a branch falling a split second before those wings pop out there.

My 1st blog

Thanks Wing and BRI for all your hard work making this wonderful site possible.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. E's Class said...

Thank you for showing us the clip of the eagle bringing in food. It was pretty cool, I think. I wonder what the food was.
Brady

Without these video clips we would not have the opportunity to see such wonders of nature.
Thank you,
Mrs. E.

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you all for your diligence.When I was in the Corkscrew Swamp 2 weeks ago, that spread-winged posture was displayed by many birds when they were sunning themselves.
Willpats' Youtube video seemed to indicate Dad was doing well. To me the L talon did not appear swollen.
I donated last week and when I recommend the site to people I tell them to do the same.
Thanks Wing, Willpat, and the Pemiquid Bunch for such amazing work.
4-2-7 1445 Annie

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like the new view of the cam,opens it up abit

2:56 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Love the new zoomed-out view!!! We can see so much more now of what is happening on and around the nest :o)

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A very BIG THANK YOU to Wing and everyone for getting the video straightened out today. No more freeze framing and in plenty of time to view the babies if we get lucky.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

6:15pm Dad gets very vocal and seems to be watching something above, stands up and sets down again at which time all guiets down

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Susan and Mary Anne said...

Mon., 4/2 at 6:20pm we believe the eagle laid another egg. She certainly was calling in a distress sounding mode, then gingerly got up and tucked something under her, and slowly rubbed as if cleaning the egg. Guess we actually saw an egg being laid?
What an experience of watching these birds--Thanks so much!

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not able to see the cam this evening. It only shows a black screen altho I can hear everything in the background. Is it down for the moment?

1:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
How are the people who are capturing 7 minute videos able to do this when the rest of us can't even get 30 seconds of video and are limited to a 2 minute showing? For example the video by Will posted today. Thank heavens these people are able to so we can at least see their videos but I would like to understand what is going on.
8:54 AM "

MAYBE 2 + 2 + 2 + 1 = 7 and maybe they got lucky when they tried to connect.

Thank goodness because there are many school children who are able to see some things that they wouldn't have because it wasn't during school hours!

7:17 AM  
Blogger parttymer said...

Last night at 10:30 pm CDT it seemed there was an awful storm going on at the nest site, now this morning at 6:25 am CDT it looks like the camera is down. There aren't even still photos. Hope everything is ok.

7:25 AM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Wing,
Obviously everyone knows by now there has been some sort of problem with the cam since last night. However, could you let us know early on what you think the time frame for back up might be? or at least what the problem is.

It is believed that Mom didn't get any relief at all yesterday and there are a lot of concerned folks out here due to being so close to the anticipated hatching days. ;o)

7:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is sonething wrong with the cam?
I am uable to bring up either live or still pictures.
tues 3/3 7:30

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the cam seems to have moved back farther

can the shot be tightened up a bit, the previous view was excellent, with just the nest and eagle

great site, keep up the good work

eJane

7:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Will for the open view we had yesterday. However I am still not able to obtain the Video Screen that I had at the beginning. Do I need a special address to obtain it? Today all I am getting is the picture of a sky? I think. The sound is there. Also all I can get is about 14 to 15 sec. at a time. Let me know how to obtain a bigger longer picture. I am so thrilled to even get that amoung of time. Thanks, PP

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no eagles, cam appears to be damaged

microphone seems to work though

hope it can be fixed

8:25 AM  
Anonymous laurie said...

I am sad to say that with the new website I am now unable to view the eagles during the day at work. So please keep the video's of events coming. I'll be sure to read the blogs daily so as to keep up with whats going on with our eagles.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Camera apears to be not working (video) or it's pointed at the sky. You can still hear the wind so the sound is stillworking. 7:30am CST

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either its extremely foggy this morning or the cam isn't working.

9:11 AM  
Blogger gigi said...

4/2 Just got a thank you note for my donation, you didn't have to do that. Glad to donate. Weather conditions on east coast,pea soup,unless camera is down.Hope the weather clears or the camera get fixed soon.Sound still good.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Last night the wind was sounding much worst than it looked, so I assume something is wrong with the sound as well as the picture.

Anonymous said:
"Thanks Will for the open view we had yesterday. However I am still not able to obtain the Video Screen that I had at the beginning"

Hi anonymous I just wanted to let you know that Will or Willpatt is a viewer like the rest of us and is not connected with BRI. Wing (BRI) as far as I know is the only person that adjusts the camera.

Rob Landry of Pemaquid Communications posted this earlier:

"We've browser-tested the live cam and it should be just fine; however, if you do have trouble, we'd want to know about it, so feel free to email us at Pemaquid at info@pemaquid.com."

9:37 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

BRI-

Suggestion...
I also received a thank-you for your donation letter in the mail too & thanks for that but my suggestion is to save all that money spent on postage and instead just send emails??? I would much rather the eagles/Bri research get that money instead of the post office :o)
Just an idea.
Sure hope we can see something soon, any updates?

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tuesday April 3rd

Regarding the camera position:

PLEASE, if you zoom it in, don't zoom in QUITE as tight as it was before. We would like to see Dad landing on that branch, when he comes in, to see how he is using his talon, etc.

Some feel that perhaps he has suffered a permanent injury to his talon, and/or leg. We watch closely for daily improvements.

11:02 AM  
Blogger dukeyboy said...

4/3 11:19am
Hooray! Live camera on the snow-covered nest with a folorn -looking parent on duty. Still picture still out.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/3/07 -- SNOW!!!!

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Bev said...

Poor poor birds. I sure hope they can have a successful hatch. I kind of figured that was snow coming in yesterday and when I pulled up the cam today all I could hear was the bird calling. We received snow here in Alberta too and I am just of sick of it as the poor birds are. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous laurie said...

Whew!!!! I'm sitting here with the biggest smile on my face. Only snow on the camera!!! Should have waited for the blogs to update to find out what was going on before I jumped to conclusions. Thanks Wing!!!

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-3-07 12:02 PM
Tracey in Houston.....
Does anyone else have a take on the possiblity of another egg being laid as reported by Susan and Mary Anne on 4-2 at 6:20 PM?
Could it be that the other eggs did not develop and they are trying again?

1:02 PM  
Blogger Bald Eaglecam said...

I would be very, very surprised if the birds laid an egg at this point.

Wing, BRI

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-3-07 12:59 PM Happy to see the still picture is back and cam is working, although, the sound doesn't seem right to me? Dad is in nest tidying up, well I assume it's Dad, he seems to be the one that cleans alot..lol :) Wendy in Maine

1:11 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Susan and Mary Anne said...
Mon., 4/2 at 6:20pm we believe the eagle laid another egg. She certainly was calling in a distress sounding mode, then gingerly got up and tucked something under her, and slowly rubbed as if cleaning the egg. Guess we actually saw an egg being laid?
What an experience of watching these birds--Thanks so much!


I agree with Wing.

I believe what you saw (and we see it all the time) is the female eagle "rolling" her egg(s) and picking at the nesting material.
She also calls out quite often to the male eagle while she is on the nest.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Maine Native said...

One eagle left next @ 1:51 Eastern time and was relaced by another @ 1:52. For all of their abandonment last week they're not messing around today. I'd say by the looks of things that It's too cold to even consider leaving the eggs uncovered today. Looked like the dad leaving and Mom returning but I don't know the difference really. Just noticed the beak looked different on the one flying in @ 1:52. I am guessing that they both stay right around that area, we just don't catch every exchange. On the days when I am watching the still shots almost non- stop I always see at least 1-2 exchanges. Hoping for a very happy easter for our pair :^)

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Susan and Mary Anne said...
Mon., 4/2 at 6:20pm we believe the eagle laid another egg. She certainly was calling in a distress sounding mode, then gingerly got up and tucked something under her, and slowly rubbed as if cleaning the egg. Guess we actually saw an egg being laid?
What an experience of watching these birds--Thanks so much!

I was watching at the time and
I really don't believe that
another egg was layed. I think
what we saw was a very tired
and frustrated Mom because she
had been in the nest since approx.
8 am that morning and then the
weather began to get nasty and she
was calling to Dad to give her a
break before the storm hit. She
gave up calling, moved her egg(s)
and then nestled back in.

2:49 PM  
Blogger dukeyboy said...

4/03 4:55pm edt
Dad came in after a little chatter from Mom. Seemed to land well - left foot looks much better.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for returning the camera to its previous view

also glad to see camera working...and a possible 3rd egg

how exciting!

eJane

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

6:30pm eastern- dad just flew in after mom was calling for him for a long time. Seemed his left tallon was limp. Anyone see that

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

7pm dad leaves and mom comes back and gets very vocal.Dad lands in limb and is holding on with left tallon hanging down. Something is around they don't like, she's looking up on high alert.7:08pm dad still on limb,7:09 he just flew off.

7:10 PM  
Blogger NH Judi said...

04-03-07
At 7:01 pm there was a disturbance at the nest. One of the eagles left the nest and returned within one minute. The male then landed on the limb where I could only see his talons on the branch. The left talon was not bearing any weight and just sort of hung there. There was much vocalization and agitation noted with both of them. As of righ now, 7:11pm the male is no longer in sight and all is quiet. I appeared that there may have been an intruder in the area as the female was looking around anxiously while vocalizing.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, along with many other observers I'm sure, noticed the male sitting on the branch next to the nest at 7:08 PM. You could just make out his left foot in the upper right hand corner of the screen. It looked as though it was just hanging there and not gripping the branch. Also, there's another storm on tap for tomorrow night into Thursday so the pair are going to have to endure some more inclement weather. This sure hasn't been an easy incubation period for these two.

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:10pm CDT 4/3
I wish the camera was back just a little further today. For about 3-4 minutes I could see what looked like Dad's left talon on the big branch in upper right corner of video. Mom was talking to him and he chattered back. After a couple of minutes Dad flew away but not far because I could hear him chattering.

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wednesday Evening at 7PM Mom (I think) was very noisy but an eagle was obviously "talking " back to her.Suddenly Mom got up for 1 minute, then screen went blank (as if an eagle flew by) and then an eagle was settling on the nest but up on the right branch I saw two talons!The chatting continued for a full minute.Made me laugh...and I wish I could tell who was who.Annie

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Bev. said...

lots of action around 5:00 mountain time. The male flew off, I believe the female came back. Then she created quite a ruckus with her calling. She flew off and came right back and more calling and then the male was above her. You could see the talons on the branch. She kept talking and so did he. He eventually flew off. I think I have them right because when he flew off his talons seemed curled. I haven't been watching as long as the rest of you so maybe this is normal.

I sure enjoy this cam.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Redetta said...

April 3, 5:39 pm

Now I have the new website! Looks wonderful.

8:40 PM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

Apr 3, 2007 9:25PM (EDT)

This video shows mom in the nest and she's noticably upset with her surroundings. Dad flies in and lands on the branch. Here you can see his talons as he holds onto the branch, but loosens his grip of the left injured talon.

http://tinyurl.com/2teopm

Biologist ideas are most welcomed.

Dear BRI researchers:

Please pan out just at bit more. Once the eaglets are born, this current view will be fine. But for now, we need to view what happens around the nest to properly observe the day to day eagle problems.

Thanks so much BRI.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay! I am not really computer literate. When I open the eaglecam, I get a blank screen with a red x in the top left corner. The computer wants me to install the ActiveX Control, but reading all the security info makes me very nervous about downloading it. What should I do???? Thanks!

8:59 AM  
Blogger Bald Eaglecam said...

Good morning.

If you can't see the refreshing still image you will need to download Java
http://www.java.com/en/download/windows_ie.jsp?locale=en&host=www.java.com

and to watch the live video you will need Windows media player

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx?displang=en&qstechnology=

Wing, BRI

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Bev. said...

I am glad others saw the encounter yesterday. I felt there was an unwanted around, just by the way the female was looking up and around.
I was up to see an exchange this morning.

I hope your storm isn't going to be like ours. It is snowing again right now.

Maybe the male likes to spend the time in the nest to rest his leg.

I have no complaints with the quality of the webcam. Great work.

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wed. 4-4-07 10:34am EDT

At 9:40am Mom on nest and calling. Dad landed from the camera side and both stood on the nest for a bit and then both took off. At 9:43 what appeared to be Dad returned. Dad (or Mom)has been super alert, scanning the area, calling loudly at 9:47 and leaving briefly for a two minute absence at 9:58am. Hyperalert scanning of the area continued. (Identifying which bird is difficult due to low light and wet heads.) At 10:26 Dad called and left and Mom came in at 10:29am. She settled right in and groomed the nest around her and herself. She seems on alert too, but less so than Dad was.

NOTES TO ALL: Many postings are without date and time and some are getting onto previous pages of the blog.

NOTE TO BRI: I agree with several previous posts that better feedback on both of the eagles is more possible if the camera were not in so close. At least include the branch "Y" on the right and top as it is the most often used perch for landings and take-offs. Thanks for letting us all share in your endeavors.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-4-07 Wed. 10:37 a.m. EDT

Mom got up and left the nest for about a minute and returned and settled right back in. No chattering.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-4-07 Wed 10:54 am EDT

Mom lifts off nest without calling, Dad comes in at 10:54, also without chatter.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-4-07 Wed. 11:20 a.m. EDT

Dad calling for about two minutes, gets up, wind knocks him over, stumbles up and flies out.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-4-07 Wed. 11:30 am EDT

Dad left the nest at 11:22 am, nest empty for 8 minutes, Mom in without chatter at 11:30.

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-4-07 Wed. 12:30 p.m.

Mom on nest, calling repeatedly, Dad flew in and they chatted then both flew out at 12:31 pm leaving the nest uncovered until 12:36 when Mom came back. At 12:45 she was calling again and got up and left at 12:46 out over the water but returned from the camera side at 12:47. Hard metal sounds heard several times this morning and again now.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

4/4/07- 1:52pm mom calls for dad and leaves, dad returns within a minute and takes over nest. I also think a slite panout would be nice.

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today, April 4, seems to be an exceptionally busy day! The pair has made numerous nest exchanges during a relatively short period of time. There has been much "housecleaning" going on...moving things around, tidying up. Is this some sort of preparation behavior knowing that the little ones are soon to come? It's quite fascinating to watch, and I can feel the tension mounting!Crossing fingers for the big day.
Miserable weather just doesn't want to give them a break!

1:59 PM  
Anonymous PatK said...

April 4
3:55 pm

I was wondering what the discolorization was on Dad's (I believe) beak up where it meets the face, near the eye. It's on both sides. Has this always been there and I just haven't noticed??

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Shelby said...

I am absolutely amazed with this Eaglecam. I am loving it, not getting much work done though!!!

4:13 PM  
Anonymous redetta said...

Wed/ 2 pm AZ
The crows are noisy and eagle keeps looking around as if to say, "what's up?" Windy again! The nest is swaying and rocking.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/4/07 725pm
I think the view including the branch is very helpful.
Anyone that is having the same issues as I am may have a pop up blocker.I have to hold the control key down when I am trying to get to the live cam.
Many of us viewed the 7PM 4/3 and reading everyones' input was interesting. Thanks again for an amazing view of the world.Annie

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

others have posted this question...how does one record video?

i noticed many have a video which they may post a link to and a frequent blogger on this site who has over 50 recordings of the eaglecam on her website

could you provide a link to this software as the newest version of both java and wmp you provide links to don't have a recording function

i'm with those who love the camera angle as is, and also want to say thanks for all the attention given to this valuable service

eJane

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-04-07 7:50 PM CDT Wed. Tried to see what was going on tonight but there must be snow and sleet/rain because the camera looks very wet and looks like rain drops are falling on it... Poor birds and babies.. :(

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-5-07 Thursday morning 5:58 AM Was checking on our friends this morning, cam seems to be down, all I'm getting is black on both still and live. Seems I can't see them I'm praying they are not getting all the snow we have gotten here so far, have over a foot of snow and still coming down heavy. I'm in Franklin County, ME. Hang in there Mom and Dad!!! Wendy

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-5-07 Thursday 6:48 Ok looking at still now almost looks like it could be covered in snow possibly :( I was really hoping this snow missed our feathered friends. Still black screen on live and no sound but that too could be from snow maybe effecting mic? I'm sure we will know later in the day. Wendy in Maine

6:51 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

4/5/07....9:06am

Well over a foot of wet, heavy snow on the coast here in Southern Maine.

I am so worried about the eagles. Sure hope that they are ok.

It may take all day for the snow to come off the camera.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For anyone who wants a good look at the feathers protecting our eagles and eggs today:

http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/eagle/feathers.html

Here's hoping they are doing the job! That page also has a good look at the talons.

For weather in Penobscot County and surrounding areas www.wabi.tv
shows closures and doppler radar today. (April 5)

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you guys are GREAT to share your video clips with us! Thanks so much!

Indiana

9:24 AM  
Blogger Mom said...

Good news from California! http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070404/ap_on_re_us/island_eagles

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Shelby said...

April 5
I haven't been able to watch the eagles yet today. The cam must be down, hope everything is OK.

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I CAN'T GET ANYTHING TO COME UP TODAY. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE CAMERA? HOPE THE EAGLES SURVIVED THIS HUGH STORM. WE HAD 18 IN.IN FRANLIN COUNTY, ME.
IT IS AMAZING TO WATCH THIS AMAZING PAIR FAITHFULLY GUARD THIER NEST.HUMAN MOMS AND DADS COULD TAKE SOME LESSONS FROM THEM.
THURS. 4/5/11:45 A.M.

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To anonymous (eJane (7:17pm):

Check out this site for video-capture software, (free for beta version, upgrade for more features):
http://www.fraps.com/

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Lotte said...

04/05/07
12:40PM
Black screen, no sound. I hope our eagles are okay. Lotte

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Maine Native said...

I hope we didn't lose the camera...or the eagles for that matter. My mother said you got a ton of snow last night and this morning.....hoping for pictures soon :^)

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was so hoping to see or read some good news on our eagles L I’ve been so worried about them, and praying that they’re okay.

I live in southern coastal Maine, and we just got our power back on. It’s been out since 3:00 this morning. We’ve had major power outage here, and many down trees. We have a roll of pine trees (15) on our land, and they are about 25 feet tall….or were until this storm. All have suffered severe damage :( I haven’t yet check to see how Hancock County faired, but we got 10 inches of very heavy snow.

I hope/pray that all our eagles and their nest are safe.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-5-07 I sure hope the mom and dad are ok after the blizzard that you folks got hit with yesterday and this morning. We got a little snow in IN but not like you have. Hope the camera isn't damaged beyond repair. Keep us posted. Love the new site !!. Dad's talon still doesn't look like it is working well. Will he be OK? Thanks again for all your work. PP

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Bev. said...

Of course with the site down everyone is quiet. I am praying for those poor birds. Barton Island had snow also and I was able to get a Quick peek before it went down again and the snow had melted. Everyone have positive thoughts.

3:31 PM  
Blogger gigi said...

4/5 pm. Tried to check in on the eagles twice today. both times blue screen on still shot,what happened?I can't get to live shot. Only a black screen shows up. Wishing you and the eagles well.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Memlili said...

4:43pm
For those who have wondered, here in eaglecam territory we got 12 inches of wet, heavy snow from this last storm, but it is actually quite warm now.

I would also like to say that I think we need to stop trying to tell the BRI people how they "should" have the camera set. Perhaps they have set things so that they, the eagle experts, can observe what they need. I think we all get so wrapped up in this and enjoy it so much that we may forget that the cam is not solely for our entertainment, but for research purposes. Let's just watch and be appreciative of what an amazing thing it is that we can watch this process AT ALL.

I, for one, want to say thanks to the folks at BRI for making this possible!

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

The cam is back on and Mom is sitting there and it looked like Dad that just flew by. This was around 6:20 p.m. April 5.

http://judykb.org/meapr5dadfly.asf

6:40 PM  
Anonymous PatK said...

April 5
6:45pm ET

Wow... what a storm you all had up in Maine!! I too checked the cam a few times today, with no luck. Glad to see that the cam survived the storm. At first I was worried about the eagles... then my husband reminded me that eagles also live up in Alaska!! When I was finally able to view the cam, there she was... our dedicated Mom sitting on the snow covered nest. This is truly amazing to be able to watch these magnificent creatures!! I hope all is well at BRI and a big THANKS AGAIN for you do to make this possible!!

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, of course Memlilli you are right. We all do get very caught up watching these beautiful birds we forget that there is research being done too :)

I was quite shocked to see all the snow when I was just able to bring up the picture after not being able to view them all day. I was happy to hear that at least the temperature was now a little warmer. I guess we are all a little concerned with the storms they have had to go through plus the times they have left the nest for hours at a time. I've got my fingers TIGHTLY crossed for them. They are SO beautiful! Thanks Wing and all of your associates at BRI. You make our day !!!

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Bev. said...

had to step out and was so excited to see the cam back up when I came home. These wonderful wonderful birds. I was thinking that if we had to go through what these birds do to have children, would there be any.

Thank-you so much for working to get this up and running. I too am happy with the new set-up. I have been come so much more in tune with nature since watching all these cams.

She was calling so I have to get back to see if she got relief.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally!! 7:00 pm Eastern time someone is visible on the nest. He/she is forlorn with head down and back to the camera. This weather seems like one last insult after all the bad weather this Spring. With the babies expected in the next several days will this latest storm further lessen the chances for successful hatching? If all of our hoping and care could help, no doubt these eagles WILL be successfull again this year. Thanks to all.

Lisa in Maine

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone else notice that the male eagle has a voice that is weaker and hoarse sounding? It seemed much worse last time I watched when his talon was just hanging over the edge of the branch. When he chattered to her, I thought it sounded very weak. Maybe I am projecting human emotions here; but I thought the female seemed concerned about him, not fearful for her nest.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry, I forgot to add a date and time to my just sent posting. It is 4/05/07 at 713pm. I was referring to the incident when the male's talon was just sort of hanging there while he held on with the other.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/5/07 @ 7:30pm

Kept checking the cam today to see if our bald eagles were (a)live yet. BIG THANKS to BRI for getting it back on-line. Watching now and am so relieved - as are others! - to see everything is as it was. One of the parents in the nest and heard a few cries from him/her. But that was it.

-- Liz (W,DC)

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

4/6/07-6:12am eastern-- mom just stood up and flapped her wings to get the snow off. Looks like they will have to endure another week of snow and cold. Love the new view. 6:19am dad relieves mom who jumps in the limb before taking off. What a sight when they are both together.

6:23 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

On dads fly in, talon still appeared to be limp, poor guy

6:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got to see my first nest exchange this morning! I was so excited! I was all consumed with looking at dad's feet - I didn't see anything that looked lame, broken or otherwise. Perhaps after resting all night, the foot doesn't show injury.

4/6/07 6:42am

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know we tend to get all "human" about "OUR" eagles. I don't know if that is worng...what the gang at BRI has done is nothing short of awe-inspiring, and our intimate look at these creatrures is touching no matter how we try to impersonalize it. We can let these wonderful scientists do their work while we sit at our desktops and talk to ourselves watching Mother Nature do hers.
My 7th grade class of inner-city boys here in Providence, RI have been introduced to something extraordinary. We spend frequent moments speechlessly watching,or gasping in unison. Their antics have us laughing, questioning, discussing, and always hoping. Never before have they witnessed something like this, and I could not be happier or more grateful for the opportunity to share it with them. When the eaglets hatch we will celebrate...I have every faith that they will.Thank you all!

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8am eastern

neither eagle present

nest seems cold and empty

eJane

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

April 6 8:15AM

Nobody at the nest. Looked like Dad came back at 8:05 (left talon was weak). Stayed a few minutes but didn't get on the eggs, then took off again. Then maybe MOM came in at 8:13, called out and another eagle answered.

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

4/6/07-7:57am eastern-- Dad gets up and leaves nest--returns at 8:08 and stands on nest for abit before setteling on nest. 8:12 takes off again and returns a min. later, still limping

8:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friday 4/6 There was quite a bit of activity at the nest this morning. Mama was off the nest from 7:47 to 7:49 (Eastern). The nest was empty from 7:58 to 8:08 --I belive papa was the one who returned standing on the edge of the nest for a full minute before hobbling down to the eggs (I still have a hard time telling them apart, but he definitely looked smaller, plus the apparent limping due to his sore talons). Papa flew off at 8:13 and mama returned at 8:14 and quickly settled down to the eggs--screaming numerous times afterwards. I continue to be amazed with the low light camera--it was quite dark at 6:00 when I first checked this morning but the camera showed everything quite clearly.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

9:-9:10 eastern time empty nest!

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/6 9:00 Eastern. Mama screamed like crazy for a couple of minutes then flew off at 9:02. While she was off camera you could hear her screaming up a storm off and on--somethimes faily close and sometimes further away. It appeared to begin raining at 9:05--drops on the lens and the branches became damp/shiny. She finally returned at 9:11.

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching live picture saw neither in nest. Went to blogs and worried when I read no one in nest at 8 a.m. Then saw one or the other in nest after 8 a.m. Whew. Went back to live pic and empty nest and then head popped up, was she there all the time with head down, hidden by snow! This was between 9 a.m. and 9:14 a.m.
Karen in Denmark

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Don't know if they will post this but you might find http://www.africam.com/# an interesting site for all you watchers. Best 7am-11am to view.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Here is the nest exchange at 6:20 a.m. April 6.

http://judykb.org/meapr6ne.asf

9:46 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

4/6/07 ... 9:47am

Happy to see that all is well on the nest this morning. I happened to be watching just after 9am when Mom left the nest and was gone for a good 8 minutes before returning. There was lots of chatter between the two of them.

On a positive note, the weather/temps are supposed to moderate next week so lets all just keep hoping for the best.

A previous poster to the blog kind of gave me the impression that we observers/bloggers were asking too much of BRI... I don't think that BRI minds our observations or suggestions at all. As a matter of fact, they often listen to and do some of the suggestions we offer. I think that we all realize that this is their research but I also think that they welcome our blog posts and contributions. :o)

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Shelby said...

April 6
I am very concerned about Dad. Isn't he going to have a real problem hunting with his injury? Do you think that Mom will hunt for him or what?

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

10:35am eastern--strange- one flew in and raised a rukus and seemed to shoo the other off the nest, and both flew off. Can hear them in backround being vocal. 10:40--one returns

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Redetta said...

Friday, 7:50am
This morning there was an empty snow covered nest. After a little while I heard eagle calling, I think the male. Then another while and an eagle landed and situated itself on the nest. I don't know how long the nest was empty.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Anonymous said...
Does anyone else notice that the male eagle has a voice that is weaker and hoarse sounding?


Yes, many of us have noticed that and I wish for the life of me that I could remember what his voice sounded like last year. It could just be 'his' voice....hopefully.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

4/6/07 ... 12:30pm

Both eagles seem quite agitated today. They keep leaving the nest together at the same time. Lots of strange noises as well.

The egg(s) have been left unattended for extended periods all morning. Hopefully in this stage of the eaglets development this is ok.

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Maine Native said...

They've been crazy active today. I had to shut it off at one point because as I was watching an empty nest, hoping for a quick return. Something must of landed on the camera because it wiggled like crazy and there was all sorts of weird sounds on the mic. Felt like I was watching a horror flick.

I do know they've been off the nest for about 20 minutes now after a short moment where both of them were there squaking :^)

Have to get off now though because I am not brave and all the weird sounds out there today are making me jumpy :^)

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 12:15 Eastern April 6 I checked in. Dad was sitting and called loudly and well. Mom flew in and they "chatted" before both leaving the nest. I thought Dad looked well and sounded opinionated...

At 12:35 there is still nobody home though... It seems like such a long time with the snow still around.

Keep posting everyone... I read through last year's blog and remembered so much Everyone is much more knowledgeable this year. Keep it up.

Fondly, Lisa

12:35 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

4/6/07 ... 12:59pm

Finally back to the nest. Longest time away so far today.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3-6-07 Friday 1:01 PM Not sure what was going on, was nobody in nest, then Mom landed being very vocal, Dad landed right after her and a loud chat between the 2 of them, mom settled on eggs and got back up and Dad settled on them, mom flew off. I don,t think she went to far, seems to be noise off to side. Maybe the long chat between the 2 was Dad wanted to sit on the eggs! Let's hope Mom doesn't use the big "stick" today! hehe ;) Wendy in Maine

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just before 1am EDT I saw an empty nest. Then Mom arrived followed by dad. Lots of vocalizin, which was the first time I had heard that! (No sound on my home computer.) Mom settled into the nest but then left. Dad looked at the eggs, looked around, then settled onto the next. Then again, I may not be identifying them correctly!

Question if the folks at BRI have time: If the eggs don't hatch, how long might the adults continue to try to incubate?

For those who might be wondering: it is very pleasant here today ~ sunny and quite warm. Snow is melting quickly, though it is hard to see that on the nest! At least the eagles didn't have to worry about losing their electricity!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

4/6/07 ... 1:15pm

Mom had come in and got on the nest and Dad sat on the edge. Not a minute later she got back up and flew off again. So then Dad got on the nest and now he has left again too. Not there for more than 15 minutes. :(

Very strange today...

1:17 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

12/6/07 ... 1:49pm

All settled back in again with Mom on the nest.
Dad brought some prey to the nest but immediately left again with it to go and enjoy on his own :o)

Not this time Mom...

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/6/07 2:23pm
I'm new to all this. I tuned in last year to see the 2 chicks, they were good size. This is so exciting to watch. Thanks to everyone for your updates. I'm at work and can't watch all the time. Thanks to Judykb I've gotten to see the next exchange from today.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/6 2:20pm

The Mom & Dad have both been acting very strangely tyoday. I am addicted to watching these eagles but this is my first time posting. There have been numerous times today when both were in the nest being very vocal and then flew back off within seconds of each other. Seems as if something has got them all agitated. My boss (an elementary school principal) wondered if maybe the eggs were starting to move and that was creating the extra drama. He is the eternal optimist & I hope his theory holds water.

Melissa

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 6:20PM EDT and there was a pretty big ruckus going on. Both on the nest, both off, lots of chatter in the background, but close by. Mom is now back, alone. Things must be getting hairy for them, and like all parents they are getting a little crazy as they wait. It's been a long, cold, howling, snowy "almost" 35 days!

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday (Fri) in the afternoon it looked like the nest was left again - just snow but no eagle, I was only able to watch for less than 15 minutes. I was very concerned but today all seems fine

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/08/07
Does anyone know what is going on? I watcjed a good part of this afternoon and never saw either Mom or Dad. I thought I saw a chick but it maybe wishful thinking. The wind was so strong I was afraid if there was a baby it would be flown off.

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Shelby said...

She left the nest at 11:35 and hasn't returned. I'm very worried.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Around 8:30am 4/10/07 Just when the cam loaded the 2nd time the eagle in the nest started screaming and sat up. There appeared to be something hanging from his or her neck. The cam whent out and I refreshed it just in time to see him/her take off and the other come in. I observed something hanging down under the chest with leaves and or feathers attached to it. I hope it comes off and isn’t fishing line.


Sir Lance.

8:59 AM  
Blogger John said...

I was watching the cam at 650am and it looked like she could have been feeding two Not real sure though I did see one for sure

8:51 AM  

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