Saturday, April 14, 2007

Fundraising Campaign Update

Good morning all. Just a quick note that I will not be able to update the blog until Sunday night.

Yesterday we were working on installing a T-1 internet connection on site and I will be visiting the site on Tuesday to set-up some additional equipment which I expect will increase the image quality. I will keep you posted on our progress. This new installation should also allow users of Real Player to watch the birds and should increase the frames per second from 15 to 30.

A huge thank you to all your donations this past week. We are making real strides towards our $50,000 goal. Since we started the campaign we have received $7,700. You support is absolutely wonderful and not only is going towards the camera, but it also going directly towards our contaminant and eagle research. The staff at BRI are gearing up for an exciting field season where we will be catching everything from bats to thrushes to seabirds to osprey to look at mercury levels. We will also be initiating a first of its kind contaminant study where we will be measuring the levels of 102 different compounds in birds from multiple habitat types across Maine.

To donate please follow this link: http://www.briloon.org/support/ .

Thank you again!

Wing Goodale, BioDiversity Research Institute

234 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what happened to Jane? I miss her comments and haven't seen any postings by her since early April.

Julia

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/14/07 6:56 a.m. CST Mom came back to the nest and relieved Dad. She did not bring food. She picked at some leftovers in the nest but did not appear to feed a chick.

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Patti said...

I love watching this pair of eagles! It is amazing watching nature at its best. I was wondering since you are testing the birds for various contaminants in the future, has any work been done to identify where these contaminants came from? I work for an environmental engineering firm in PA. I'm not a scientist, but I know what can be done to detmine levels of contamination in various media and how they can be controlled or even ellimated. I know the mercury is in the fish the eagles eat and it would be hard to pin that down, but I mean some of the other contaminants you may be testing for now that you are partnered with National Geographic. Has anyone in your organization considered or has any delination work been done around the nesting area grounds or is this study just a wide area study on the effects and not concerned with where the contamination is coming from? Or do you already know where it comes from? Also, I'd be delighted if you could address some of the questions others have posted in the blog over the past as I have been wondering the same things and it would answer some of my questions as well. Thank you so much for your dilligence and work on this project. I love the eagles and they are a great symbol of this county and we should all do whatever is necessary to protect and care for these magnificent birds!

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-14-07 8:25 EDT. Thanks for the update, Wing. The parent on the nest at this time sure looks better than the one did yesterday AM. Keep up the wonderful work at fund raising and trying to protect these wonderful creatures created by God. I was wondering if anyone got a clip of the wide angle shot yesterday that showed the entire nest? I, of course, didn't see that The sound that I have is muted with something cutting in the background. Voices etc. We are so blessed to be able to view this on computers. This wouldn't have been possible a few years ago. Also this project helps us test for contaminents in the water and soil that is killing off our wildlife. Keep up the wonderful work BRI. Patty

8:29 AM  
Blogger deedot said...

How can you tell the difference between the male and female? Can anyone tell me.

8:33 AM  
Blogger gigi said...

Wing and BRI congrats on the National Geographic venture. Looking forward to seeing your eagles in the magazine[?]. They have such wonderful photography! Now there is a eaglet to watch maybe the donations will pick up, we're doing well, but it could be much better.I understand you are looking at a possible Noreaster for Sunday and Monday, what's next a tsunami?

8:48 AM  
Blogger hillbilly said...

Hi I live in hancock county, more inland than coastal. 2 weeks ago saw 4 eagles, and later 6 turkey vultures, on tues this week sat and watched a immature eagle for 15 mins or so, took pictures etc. he flew off, circled around and landed right in front of us where he had a better view of us.Thank you for the eagle cam..so cool....

8:59 AM  
Anonymous JudiC said...

At about 9:05 am something upset Mom/Dad?. Left the nest for about one minute, came back very alert/vocal. After a few seconds, settled back into nest.

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great to see the exceptional response to the fundraising

update sat. morning april 14

mom and eaglet made it through yet another snowy night

with all this 'winter' weather to deal with, we all have a new name for the young chick

hang in there Frosty!

eJane

9:35 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

I am wondering if installing the "new equipment" will disturb the eagles??? I am hoping that it's not equipment that has to go in the adjacent tree where the camera is now. Seems as though that would really disturb the nest.

Hoping more people are able to donate to BRI when they are able so we can all raise the funds that are needed.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous fran04401@msn.com said...

I've been watching for some time this morning...I'm getting a bit worried. Not sure who is on the nest, but whichever it is was calling for its mate a couple of times to no avail. When no one appeared it took off for a short time, and now its back. I hope that nothing has happened! Is there any way to identify the female from the male? Fran

9:55 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

Answer to deedot question, How do you tell Male from Female.
Wing told us that the Female is larger than the Male AND that the Female always looks like she is having a bad hair day. Hope this helps.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Bald Eaglecam said...

Greetings!

Just a quick note about the work that we will be doing on Tuesday. All the work we are doing is away from the nest site inside a building and will not disturb the eagles. Activity in nearby trees or in or around the nest tree, indeed might disturb the birds. This is not a risk that we would take.

Wing, BRI

10:40 AM  
Anonymous judym said...

I am very glad to hear the work you will be doing has no chance of disturbing the eagles. Although I was hoping for a down shot on the nest so we could see inside but don't want that at the expense of the eagles. Guess that will have to wait for next year. You are all doing a great job and we are so pleased to be able to watch.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom left the nest at 10:49am ET....

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nest is still empty....

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:53am ET... an eagle just returned to the nest, sounds like Dad... ?

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagle just left nest and it is empty again...

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:55am ET.... nest is still devoid on any parent eagle... ?

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/13 10:55 a.m.
Mom and Dad have been away from the nest for almost 5 minutes now.....where are they. Dad stopped in for about 10 seconds and 10:54 then flew off again.
H in Mi

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:58am ET... nest is still empty....

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is extremlry windy

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how old the baby eagle is?

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:00am ET... Mama eagle is back and appears to have brought food for baby. That was a long 10 minutes!!

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This eagle is really pretty. Is it a female or male eagle?

11:01 AM  
Anonymous judym said...

10am CDT
Dad left the nest for 6 minutes and just returned with food. Don't know what it was but looked small and furry so probably some kind of rodent.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 5:00 am on april 12, tghe eagle tgot up and flew away. When it came back, it had food for it's newborn chick.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sat morn . . . 11:50 Dad left the nest; 11:53 Mom came back talked a bit then flew off, it's 11:57 and there's no sign of movement :(
11:59 Mom/Dad? back w/fish doesn't appear to be feeding a baby, just himself. Has settled down and appears to be moving stuff around in the nest.
Marilyn

11:06 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Good morning everyone! Thanks Wing for the information. This is so exciting! As I said in my earlier posts - I would still bet a million dollars there are 2 babies in there! I certainly hope so, but regardless if there are 2 or 1 I am just so happy to be able to witness this miracle and share it with my 2 sons. My 6 yr old son is ALMOST as excited as me! Momma or Daddy (can't tell which) look content today. Hopefully they all will get nice full bellies and lots of rest before any storms hit!

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Redetta said...

4/14 8:09am AZ
Again witnessed a feeding. Dad left and came back to the nest. This time I think he was feeding two for sure, besides eating something like earlier this morning when it also looked like he might be feeding two.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For me, the easiest way to tell mom from dad is their voices. If the bird on the nest is vocalizing a lot and loudly, it is mom. If the bird rarely vocalizes, and when he does you can barely hear it, it's dad. Now that the sound is really reduced, I don't know if we can hear that as easily. Also, dad's forehead slants back almost horizontally above his eyes and his head is smoother; mom's head is more slightly rounded above the eyes and, as others have said, she usually looks like she's having a bad hair day, whereas dad's hair almost always looks more "slicked back" and sleek. And, as someone else said, the female is larger, but that only usually helps if you see them both together.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wing: Maybe if you put some sort of marker on home page to show us all how much money has been raised against $50,000 goal: watching it rise, no matter how quickly or slowly, usually spurs many to make donations.
A local broadcasters "Power Hour" is also a great success: maybe have a "Power Day" on the one month anniversary of Lil' Wings birthday? That too might get some off the fence.
We all are wishing you great success, and I certainly hope the collaboration with National Geo doesn't deter ONE of us from contributing! Good Luck!
From a fundraiser

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-14-07 11:20 am EDT

FOR PATTY (4-14-02, 8:28 am)
For wide angle shot on Fri 4-13:

http://media.putfile.com/Maine-Apr-13-07-1548H

11:25 AM  
Blogger deedot said...

Do you think the birds know a storm is coming and can get extra food and such before it hits? Just curious, I've heard animals can sense these things. I hope the eagles will be alright. I'll be praying for them, I think they will need it.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/14 11:30 EST
Looks like nest re-arranging is going on. Do you think they know more bad weather is on the way and preparing for it?

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Jen said...

4/14/07 11:20 AM, was watching a nest exchange with my daughter and we seem to have noticed another little head bopping around in the nest. Could it be that the second little eaglet has arrived!! Certainly going to be glued to the site today to see if what we saw can be confirmed with another siting.

11:34 AM  
Blogger deedot said...

The eagle on the nest is rearranging things in the nest. Not sticks, but some kind of something that looks like pine needles stuck together. The eagle is tucking it all around its self. Looks like how a person would tuck a blanket around a small child. I think it is getting ready for the storm, making sure the baby will stay warm. It is 11:38 am now.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Barb said...

To the person having laptop problems . . .If you have a pop-up blocker on, hold down Ctrl while clicking on the Live link. If you are using IE7 it will appear in your tool bar. You can then switch between blog and live as needed. Hope this helps.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

April 14 11:34 EST
Mom is refurbishing the nest, moving sticks and soft nesting material around. I've never seen this before.
The way I tell the eagles apart is that Mom has fluffier head feathers while Dad's head feathers lie flatter and his beak is longer.

Suzanne

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay Everyone - fork over what you can - we've got a long way to go to that $50,000!!! Even a coupld of bucks will go along way. Whatever you can afford. If you are watching these beautiful birds and getting immense enjoyment from it, PLEASE donate! I am donating again right now!

4/14/2007
Highland Lakes, NJ
12:06 pm EDT

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:29 pm EDT
Many are asking again about how to tell the male and female apart. There are two especially good blogs you can check out.

Go to the home page for Blog and under Wed. 4/11 at the bottom of the pictures click on where it says 310 comments. Find Patk said 4/11/07 4:20 pm ET also on the same day at 5:26 pm read Anonymous said.

This is my second season and sometimes it's hard to tell them apart but the longer you watch you'll pick up on your own ways of knowing who it is. It is easier this year with the males squeaky voice and his injured leg/talon which does seem quite a bit better today.

They seem to be doing so well but from what you're all saying, this is "the calm before the storm". They are so strong, dedicated and good at this parenting thing we all have to trust they can weather Sundays storm! They're the best!

Pam in colo.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New to this forum, and maybe this has been addressed, but is the upcoming storm on Sun/Mon (15/16th) going to cause danger for the bird family? Am concerned.

12:49 PM  
Blogger deedot said...

1 pm, the eagle on the nest looks worried or something. Keeps looking around and raising up. Doesn't look calm and quiet.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous SYMontgomery said...

1:00pm EST parent leaves nest but returns at 1:05am with meal and feeds Little Wing.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:08pm Central Time - saw Baby's head bobbing up to get ... no ... demand food :)

Ursula and Krystyn in Austin TX

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whew! :)Mom, after eating and settling down, moved a lot of fluff/insulation around the nest.1pm (ET)Mom left the nest, and at 1:04 Dad came in and began feeding the chick. He's now eating. I didn't realize the chick could stay alone for that long (5-7 min) at this age as it's so windy today.

I've found it easy to identify Mom (bad hair day)

I just read an article where some folks can be addicted to the internet, but it's not an official diagnosis yet. Well, with this camera and the new baby, I think I can claim a new addiction! Thank you.

Marilyn in Oxford Hills

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

04/14 @ 1312

Did anyone just see the feeding? Caught only the end of it but might have seen two heads. Wishful thinking??

JAM in IL

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-14-07 1:14 PM EDT. Has anyone seen a chick feed today? I have seen the nest empty and Dad comes back with food and eats but I didn't see him feed Little Wing. I am praying he made it through the wind again last night. pp

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tracey in Houston....
Thanx Wing, for the "work in progress" update. I was worried about the possible disturbance of the nest. I feel better since you told us you were not going to the nest site.
Now all we have to worry about is this blasted storm our eagle family has to endure.
Keeping them and all you BRI people too in my prayers.
AND... like one of the other bloggers said: This is lot more entertaining and educational than some movie. It is very much worth the money of a donation in the amount of a movie. As a matter of fact I am going to make my second donation today to take the place of a second movie, rated A for all audiances(and popcorn).
Thank you.
4-14-07 12:40 houston time

1:43 PM  
Blogger SoCal CBCat said...

This is my second year with the eagles. Thanks so much BRI for this rare and wonderful opportunity and good luck with your Natl Geog venture. Couple of questions, Wing. Why were the eagles mating when egg(s) were in the nest? Possibly unsure of hatching? Also, is it possible that new egg(s) could be laid after a chick is hatched?

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has something happened to the sound? We love the site,we watch eagles all summer where we camp ,but never have been able to be this close,thanks again,from the woods of Maine

2:40 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

Mom looks so much better today, and Little Wing appears much more active and excited when lunch arrives. I'm still not convinced that there are two, but the surprises never stop! If you haven't donated to support this incredible project PLEASE OPEN YOUR POCKETS and do so. I know you are as hooked as everyone else. Thanks for the update BRI!

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-14-07 3:23 PM EDT. Ok, this is the second time I have seen Dad leave the nest and come back without any food. Any idea where Mom is. Also has anyone see them feed the chick today? Just very anxious. Dad calling out several times. I can hear an answer but no one else flies in. PP

3:25 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

4/14/07 3:30PM EST Is the nest deep enough that the parents will be able to protect the eaglet from winds and possible downpours of rain, snow etc.? I'm watching now and Mom is speaking to Dad who happens to be sitting on the nest. I am praying that the nest will be able to provide strenght and the parents can hold on.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Judy Newman said...

Mom and Dad are both at the nest! I am so thrilled - I just learned about this eagle cam this week and I can't get enough.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roughly 3:30 4/14
Both Mom and Dad are in the nest and vocalizing. I missed the arrivial of the 2nd parent bring in the food, but it looks like they are getting ready for a midafter noon snack.
H in Mi

3:36 PM  
Blogger Judy Newman said...

Lunch has arrived!

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom just brought food to the nest - didn't see her fly in but she "talked" to dad for a while and he seemed a little reluctant to leave the nest - he didn't eat but as soon as he left mom got busy feeding baby. - 2:30 cst
donna

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-14-07 3:40 EDT. Whew, Mom back, dad on nest and not leaving after a peck on the head he flew off and she fed herself and the little one. What a relief. Dad had just gotten comfortable and wasn't going to leave. She even fed him a bit of food before the head peck. Oh how precious is nature. I am enjoying this so much. Patty

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:35 pm edt: both mom and dad at nest. The one not sitting is vocalizing "get off the nest"? The sitter takes off and the one left is feeding baby at 3:38. Then he or she settles in with the kid. Sorry, I can't tell mom from dad, but I think it is Mom at the nest now.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How sweet was that!!!
the mom was just standing up in nest and the dad was laying down.she was doing all the talking and then she kissed on him a bit and he flew away.

3:42 PM  
Blogger dlaurels said...

The female returned to the nest. Talked to the male who was lying in the nest. The male ignored the female. After several seconds of talking, the female bite the male on the head which made him get up and fly away so that the female could feed the baby. Very interesting and human like.

3:44 PM  
Blogger gigi said...

Boy did I just get lucky! Dad in nest Mom flies in with dinner and gives Dad a hard time, she wants him off the chick and he just sits there very content to keep his baby warm. She keeps calling at him to move, she taps his beak with her's, he still doesn't move.She then grabs his head to make him move. He then gives up the chick, Mom then feeds the chick. I finally got to see Lil Wing live. YAHOO!!!!4/14 pm

3:46 PM  
Blogger June Forbes said...

3:30 pm
Saw my first nest exchange. Dad was in the nest when mom came back. She stood over him screaming for about 5 minutes to no avail, then pecked him on the head! Then he moved and flew away. Mom fed the chick (I could see him!)--the took 2 or 3 minutes to settle in to sit.
Thank you for the opportunity to observe this most majestic of all birds. And Wing, congratulations and well done.

Orange City, FL

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some postings also said dad has a longer beak with a darker tip.

4:07 PM  
Anonymous PG said...

At about 3:40pm mom came back to the nest. Dad had just settled down on the nest a few minutes earlier and did not seem to want to move. She kept screeching at him and finally nipped on the back of the neck to get him off the nest.

4:12 PM  
Blogger nj said...

4:23 pm saturday. Ive been watching for about 20 minutes & the mom/dad on the nest has been calling out non-stop. Its the first time that the mate hasn't answered back? Is this unusal?

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For several minutes now she seems to be very upset and vocal. Is it possible someone is out there?

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/14 1:24 pm pst

Mom on nest hollering for something. Looks windy

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI
I AM NOT GETTING SOUND TODAY.
THOSE BIRDS FOOLED THE BIOLIGESTS!!
THEY COVERED THIER EGGS WHILE THEY HAD A BREAK.
WHAT A BRAVE PAIR.SITTING ON THE NEST THRU STORMS, COLD AND WIND.
I THINK WING IS A GREAT NAME FOR THE LITTLE ONE.
PRAYERS OF MANY WERE ANSWERED.
SAT.4/14, 4:45 P.M.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At around 4:00 PM EST, I saw one of the eagles eating some sort of animal/meat. Then both birds were in the nest - one flew off and the one that was eating the meat was clearly feeding the chick. So cool.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Here are some videos from April 14.

5:45 a.m. nest exchange
http://judykb.org/meapr14545am.asf

Here is a video of Dad doing the feeding around 7:05 a.m. and it seemed to look more like just one chick this time. Nothing so far today has pointed to two chicks to me.
http://judykb.org/meapr14705am.asf

Video from 8 a.m. showing the progress of Dad's injury to his left foot/leg.
http://judykb.org/meapr14800am.asf

Here is a video of what I believe to be Dad landing at 9:03 a.m. and at 1:34 in the video you can see Dad and Miracle briefly touch beaks. :-)
http://judykb.org/meapr14903am.asf

Video by Sharon of 10:53 a.m. feeding.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8091860673439314180
tinyurl:
http://tinyurl.com/32lj25

Around 1:00 p.m. Mom leaves the leaves for a few minutes and returns with what looks like a headless fish that was probably caught by Dad and Mom retrieved.

Around 3:30 Mom lands with food and Dad is sitting in the nest. They touch beaks then she puts her open beak on his head as if to make him get up! http://judykb.org/meapr14dm.asf

3:37 feeding by Mom
http://judykb.org/meapr14337pm.asf

5:07 PM  
Blogger Keiko said...

Posted 4/14, It's 5:10 p.m. and both mama & papa are squawking like crazy.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:10 pm EDT
Mom and Dad very vocal and looking to the sky. Mom flew off for a moment, came back and flew off again. She can be heard off in the distance to the left (North?) Dad's staying at the nest. Now feeding baby what ever was left from earlier. I see only one baby and Dad seems to feed in one spot.
This action all went on for about 5 mins.
WL in NH

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:10 pm EDT
Mom and Dad very vocal and looking to the sky. Mom flew off for a moment, came back and flew off again. She can be heard off in the distance to the left (North?) Dad's staying at the nest. Now feeding baby what ever was left from earlier. I see only one baby and Dad seems to feed in one spot.
This action all went on for about 5 mins.
WL in NH

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy , I don't know what happened about 5:12 eastern time on Sat, but there were 2 very unhappy parents. Looked like they were watching the sky, so wondering if there was another eagle around. What else would be flying above them that would threaten them? Whatever it was - I would not want to tangle with these parents. One flew off a couple of times and then returned, but there sure was a lot of shouting ! Hope the biologists can tell us what might have transpired.

5:20 PM  
Anonymous penny said...

i just love watching this i caught them togather again then one left and the other is feeding the baby.someone showed me this site and i just love it good work and keep it going.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

4/14/07 at around 5:00 PM, heard lots of screeching so checked the site. Both birds were at the nest. It seemed as if there was an intruder nearby. Hopefully it was just another huge bird and not someone trying to view the nest. Anyway, one of the birds took off and the other finally settled a little bit and started feeding the baby.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wrote and said I saw the adult feeding what I believe was two chicks. I said it was 524 (I think) on Friday, but of course this is Saturday. Sorry about that.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/14/07 at 5:30pm

Mom's in the nest. Becomes vocal around 5:05pm. Gets up and starts screaming. Dad arrives at the nest. (Can definitely see the difference in size between them.) They both go BALLISTIC. Might have been an intruder in the vicinity. Mom takes off, comes back about 15 seconds later. Both are screaming incessantly. Mom takes off again. Dad begins feeding Little Wing. Mom can be heard in the background. Dad pauses a few times during the feeding to see what's going on. Settles back in over the nest bowl. Can hear Mom a few more times. You Go Girl!!

--Liz (W,DC)

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/14 @5:30 pm EDT

Quite a commotion. Here's what I saw:

5:07 - mom sitting on nest, suddenly looks up, becomes very agitated and vocal; makes sort of a trilling sound that I don't remember hearing before.

5:08 - dad arrives from the right, and perches on edge of nest, also looking up and squawking (the best he can, anyway)

5:09 - mom gets up and stands on edge of nest also (great opportunity to see both together, hope someone was able to record it!); both continue looking up and around, and crying out like crazy.

5:12 - mom flies off; dad continues vocalizing from edge of nest

5:14 - dad reaches down into nest and starts feeding Lil' Wing; you can see the chick moving around behind the nest branches; mom can be heard in the distance

5:19 - dad finishes feeding chick, gets into nest and settles down. All quiet now.

5:33 PM  
Blogger princess said...

Around 5:20pm (EST) dad came back to the nest. Mom and dad vocalized for a few minutes and then mom left the nest. Dad began feeding the chick and continued for a few minutes before he nestled in.

6:03 PM  
Blogger BA said...

Does anyone know what was going on around 5:05pm Sat eastern time. Noise, noise, noise. They were both screeching and looking overhead. This activity when on for about 15 minutes. They were both positioned on the right side of the nest.

6:21 PM  
Blogger BA said...

I think the lil' one should be called Lucky. It's been thru so much already!

Do you name any of these eagles?

I have a question to Wing, is Wing your real name? I know you probably get that all the time.

Thanks

6:25 PM  
Anonymous photoartgal said...

6:30 p.m. Changing of the Guard. It sounded as if Mom had been calling to Dad with a two-noted song for about 20 minutes prior, with him on the nest answering back with his raspy cry. At 6:29 Mom returned and Dad flew off a minute later. She picked up what must have been a mammal left earlier and ate, feeding the chick(s) many times. At 6:36 she stopped feeding and as of 8:10 pm has remained on the nest. I had my own raptor excitement in the yard - a sharp-shinned hawk killed a junco or chickadee under the Bird Cafe and allowed me to get to about 15-20 feet to photograph it this afternoon. See it on my website http://home.gwi.net/~photoartgal/Birds/

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Bev. said...

April 14 7:15 mountain time

Not much time today to watch. No one has been posting or maybe it is just not coming up. I read some events in a blogg that is for the Maine nest to catch up. Everything seems to being well. They are probably fixing the nest and gathering more grass and twigs around to help insulate the chick or chicks if that storm approaches. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

9:21 PM  
Blogger ctlodge said...

I finally was on in time to see a nest exchange. Wow what a sight. Then the ruffled headed eagle set in and looked to be feeding self but also feeding little chick. How do we determine if it is mom or dad on the nest?

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If and when is the Loon Cam coming back up this year? Last year was a soap opera in itself.

10:48 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

4/15/2007 11:13EST
Four instances of aggressive, defensive posturing by Mom defending nest from large bird. Mom remains alert and vigilant, chirping. Dad arrives at nest, stands guard on nest edge while Mom continues to sit.

Suzanne

11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the pair is on the next at 11:23pm

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sat. April 14 11:24 P.M.
Turned on cam at 11:07 before going to bed to see eagle get very upset and jump up. Could here OWL!!! Couldn't leave site so worried. Kept calling, Mom, I think, settled down but made clucking noises and soft cries. Heard what I was hoping soft cries like dad, and Yes, he landed on nest and stood next to mom, both eyes glowing. They both got very upset, mom stood, something flew by. Seem to be settling down by 11:24 or so. Wow what parents, what a dad! Hope they will be alright, can't stay on all night, going to give a quick check and go to bed.
Karen in Denmark

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

4/14/07 ll:23PM Both adults are at the nest. One inside and the other standing on the edge. Can't make out if it is sleeping or not. Haven't witnessed this behavior during nighttime. Maybe I've just missed it. Can anyone tell me if they've seen this before?

11:31 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

4/14/2007 11:17PM EST
Large bird returns but flies by so quickly that it is difficult to ID. Both parents very alert.
11:30PM
Both eagles have tucked their heads. Dad remains on nest edge.

Suzanne

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:15-11:30 est. Sat. Just watched as the eagle attending the nest suddenly became alert, and then something flew over the nest. I wasn't sure if it was the other eagle, but think it was an owl, because the eagle flapped and called to the mate, who appeared and is staying quite close, as if they are guarding the nest. Can hear hooting at a distance. They are beeing quite attentive. . . All I was going to do was check on the nest once more before signing off for the night, and all this drama happened. Did anyone else notice this and what do you think happened?? Stef

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/14/07 @ 10:56pm MIDNIGHT INTRUDER!!
Mom in the nest. All of the sudden head pops up and she begins calling out. Settles back to sleep. (Rowdy teenagers in the next nest?) Whoa! 11:04am - head shoots up again, looks around. Head goes back to sleeping position.
11:07pm Oh my gosh. An eagle lands in the nest!!! This is NOT Dad. Mom wakes up and wings flare out. Intruding eagle leaves. Mom, with wings still spread out, calls out -- looking upward. Another fly-by of the intruder!!! Mom is freaking upset now. She settles back into the nest bowl, eyes open on high alert. She starts crying out again. Dad lands in the nest. Mom stays on the nest bowl. Another close fly-by at 11:17pm. Mom stands up, her wings flare out. Both are shrieking. This is too much!!! Mom settles back in. Dad still on the nest looking in the opposite direction. 11:30pm. Heads tuck into their wings and all seems quiet on the waterfront. And I need a Xanax!

--Liz (W,DC)

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

California Kid

Night time attack:

It was 8:07 pm Pacific Time and I was watching with expanded screen. Mom is wide awake and appears to be watching something when suddenly something tried to land on the nest.. The eagle instantly jumped up wings semi out in an attack mode and frightened whatever it was off. She was all bushed out to make herself appear bigger and had her wings apart from her body some. She semi settled back in the nest. Several calls were made and dad flew in to the area landing on the branch and then on the nest. I could hear a muter drawn our cawing and they were watching whatever was still close by. Suddenly it tried to breach the nest again this time from the left side but Mom and Dad lunged after it but not leaving the nest. Both were fluffed out again with wings out. It is now 8:20 pm Pacific time and I can no longer hear that muffled mewing or cawing sound. The birds seem to be settling down some but both continue to be on the nest at this time. It is now 8:35 pm Pacific time.

A.D.

11:36 PM  
Blogger BA said...

11:05 PM I think an owl tried to attack mother and nest. She was smacking her fully opened wings against the nest, puffing up her body and screaming. Could hear owl hooting above for about 10 minutes. Father finally came and they yelled for a few and then he took off after the owl...so far no more hooting. 11:20 PM No, I was wrong father came back, owl passed again, mother is now facing camera and father is above her facing water leaning on her left shoulder. Owl is still hooting!!! Mother arches neck and rubs father's chest with her head. I imagine she's saying thanks for protecting me and our baby. I am not insane!!!Nature is cruel and fascinating. 11:32 couple sleeping together heads tucked under each other. Please let the rest of the night be peaceful

11:39 PM  
Blogger Frances said...

I have been watching the webcam for a while tonight and I see that there are two adult eagles in the nest. I guess Ma and Pa are spending the night together. Doesn't he usually roost elsewhere? Since a friend emailed me this link a few days ago, I haven't been able to tear myself away! This is the kind of reality show that I really appreciate!

11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

April 13_11:50pm
What a beautiful sight. Mom and dad was quietly sitting in the nest together. Both peacefully fell sleep. Bbeen that way for at last 30 minutes or so. First time I have seen this. Has anyone seen this happen before? Feel the need to be very quit so as to not awaken them. Very content.

11:59 PM  
Blogger dbloseven said...

It is Midnight in Maine but only 9pm in So Cal. I just got home and turned on the Eagle Cam to see what's happening.

Dad just flew in and landed on the nest. He was unable to wake Mom up so he simply found a spot next to her, snuggled in and went to sleep.

The whole family is on the nest now....Mom & Dad are snuggling w/Mom sitting on Lil' Wing.

All is well and they look soooo cute snuggling together in the cold dark night of Maine...

Sleep tight everyone!!

dbloseven

12:20 AM  
Blogger SKW1993 said...

4-15-07 12:15am Mom and Dad are in the nest side by side with their heads turned around and tucked in.......sleeping. What a precious family :-) Thank you a million time over BRI for all that you do. Susan in Atlanta, Georgia.

12:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

California Kid

9:08 pm Pacific Time

Dad awake again and called out. Both still on the nest and Mom’s sleeping head tucked. Dad standing and looking about and out toward big branch. He defecates and walks to left side of nest and starts settling in. Mom now awake but tucks head under wing. Dad settles in more beside her and he tucks his head.
All’s been quite for the past hour since the attack on the nest. Could it have been an Owl attracted to the smell of the food or just attracted to the nest?

A. D.

12:29 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

4/15
12:56 AM Eastern Time

An odd cooing noise brought me to the computer at 11:12 PM. Dad in the nest. Mom arrived a minute later. They have been together at the nest since then, sleeping for the past hour. From forecast sites, precip has hit Albany and Springfield, headed NE. I believe our Eagle couple are taking advantage of the calm before the storm. Their instincts are preparing them for the challenge ahead.

Chris

1:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:00 am EDT

Just checking on the nest and it LOOKS like both Mom and Dad are there. I can see what looks like two white heads in the nest. Hmmmmm. Wonder if what I am seeing is correct. Hope they will be okay tomorrow with the storm coming.
4/15
Highland Lakes, NJ

1:03 AM  
Anonymous Awake in NYC said...

1:21am - Sunday, 4-15-07

Both adults are in the nest sleeping.

1:23 AM  
Blogger langstrom said...

4/15/07 2:10am Michigan time

Both Mom and Dad are on the nest. I am having a hard time sleeping knowing what lies ahead for this family. I pray the weather forcasters are wrong...be safe all those in the North East and our Eagle family.

2:10 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

4/15
3:12 AM Eastern Time

Mom and Dad remain on duty together in the nest bowl...quite a team.

Chris

3:13 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

4/15
3:58 AM Eastern Time
Just heard that the National Guard is on alert to aid coastal communities. Our Eagle Family is presently catching up on rest. Both mom & dad are in the nest bowl. Rest well Eagle Family....

Chris

4:02 AM  
Anonymous Dave in Northern Maine said...

April 15 4:45 AM
Took a peek at the nest - very surprised to see both adults there,
looking up and obviously making a lot of noise, although my sound is still not working. It's now 4:50 and they seem to have settled down. It is still too dark to see how they are positioned, but they are still both there.

4:53 AM  
Anonymous Patti said...

It's 5 Sunday morning and both eagles are in the nest. I didn't think they would fit together and always wondered what one would do at night. I see now they do fit. Dad is off to the left and Mom is right in the center of the shot. Both are awake, Mom is doing a lot of talking and Dad is just sort of listening and yawning. It's so cool to be able to watch. I'm sending my donation when I get my next pay so you can continue to provide this free for so many to enjoy. Anyone who watches should send a donation. It doesn't have to be big, every little bit helps. Just send what you can. Research like this is so important to our future and the futures of our children and the whole world for that matter. For whatever affects nature affects us all. Mom just got up and after both did some vocalizing Mom took off and Dad settled in over the chick(s). Send in that money!!!

5:12 AM  
Anonymous Dave in Northern Maine said...

April 15 5:15 AM
Came back at 5:15 AM, after going to make my coffee, and the one on the left that had been facing the camera, is gone. The other one is in the center of the picture with it's head tucked in. I wonder if they both spent the night on the nest?

5:15 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

April 15th, time 5:14a.m. Eastern.
Dad on nest with Mom calling off camera somewhere. Dad continues to stay on nest.

5:15 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

April 15th. Lots of calling, Dad got up from the nest,5:35a.m. Easterm.Walked to the edge and flew away.
Mom, somewhere on a limb, still calling and watching baby. Someone back on the nest at 5:41a.m..think its Dad again. Silouette this time of morning.
Temperature this morning around 30 degrees with calm winds

6:20 AM  
Anonymous Jane said...

Sunday April 15

Thanks for asking about me, Julia. I am just observing, not posting, for now at least. There has certainly been a lot of action with the eagle cam eagles! :-)

Friday I came home from several days away, and to my delight as I rounded the last corner I saw an eagle circling just above my house! I was amazed! Sat in the car and enjoyed it. Gradually he moved his circles eastward, in the direction of the field behind the house, until he disappeared!

What a greeting!

Jane

7:10 AM  
Blogger gigi said...

4/15 720am. DST Dad on nest calling out, Mom close by returns call, can't see her. Nest in shadows I'm going by voices.

7:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:55am Sunday, 4-15-07

Dad left the nest. Mom returned with food and is feeding chick(s).

7:56 AM  
Blogger ctlodge said...

I still can't get over what a lovely sight it is to see the parent feeding the young so gently. It is almost 8 am and it was a short feeding. Is there a way to tell the parents apart? I would love to be able to determine who is who.

Gloria

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:05 a.m.

A lot of activity between last night and this morning. Last evening I observed the female pulling sticks from inside the nest and reinforcing the top, actually making it a bit higher. This morning at 7:00 a.m., Dad fed chick(s) for about fifteen minutes. If there's only one, it ate a lot of food.

He did of a lot of moving on the nest and spent a long time poking around as if patching holes.

Checked back and he was still messing with the nest at 7:30 a.m.

In my opinion, both eagles seem to be strong, rested and have been eating well. This should help them weather the upcoming storm.

7:45 0 a Lot calling between mom and dad. Exchanged places on the nest and Mom fed this time. I would swear I saw at least two chicks.

Pam, Exeter, Maine

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching the feeding around eight this morning {April 15} it looked to me as if she might have been feeding two chicks that are very close together. In the past when she fed, she would offer food to one if it didn't take it she would give it to the other. To me it looked as if she was doing that this morning, {my opinion}

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

I was watching last night the incident with the owlthat started around 11:05 p.m. and it was tense for a while. Here is some video that includes the owl flying by the nest and Mom's reaction! You can then hear the owl afterwards. I will try to make a movie later that includes when Dad came to the nest.

http://judykb.org/meapr1411pm.asf

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Anonymous 4-14-07 @ 11:20. I am so thankful for the teloscope view of the nest. That is some Condo. I guess they must add to it every year and if this is the 13th year they have been here. That is an idea. When one floor gets messy just cover it up with another floor. Thanks so much for posting it. Patty

8:44 AM  
Blogger Gillian said...

It's 8:51 a.m. EDT and it looks like feeding time in the nest. I only saw a small glimpse of gray at the bottom of the nest, but the adult (Dad?) was definitely tearing chunks of meat off of something and lowering it to the chick.

Gillian in Ottawa
April 15, 2007

8:53 AM  
Blogger Mrs C (Northern Panhandle, WV) said...

So very appreciative you folks are at it again this year.

Proof positive that this one of the few charities that is NOT-a-scam -and "giving/donating" is worth it!

Come on folks we need to get that figure up! It all adds up!

Remember it is tax-deductible! And these folks send you a receipt for tax purposes!

Oh, Wing-"Thanks for taking a break" so we could all catch up on some eagle reading!

8:57 AM  
Anonymous judym said...

4/15 8:35am CDT
Checked the nest about 1am last night and both were on the nest. First timie I've seen that. Did anyone get the encounter with the owl on video last night. I would love to see it. Maybe that is why Dad spent the night.

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

04/15 @ 09:30

It appears that some of you have sound, but mine is still almost nil. I can hear an occasional wind gust (only faintly) but not the eagles. Hopefully Wing can check out the mic and restore the great sound I enjoy so much. Watching the "silent" vocalizations is interesting ... but not nearly as dynamic as hearing the eagle voices.

Thanks Wing and BRI for bringing this experience into my home. Your efforts are appreciated and I find myself just as enthralled by the present nest drama as I was with last year's.

Hoping to celebrate another successful year for Ms. and Mr. Mom!

JAM in IL

PS - Special thanks to all of you who have captured and posted video/pics.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Thank you for bringing us this site. We enjoy mother nature at its best.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just returned from grocery shopping and saw two adult eagles fly over our beaver bog. The ice isn't out yet, so there'll be no fish for lunch. Wonder where these two are nesting, or perhaps they've failed this year. Eagles have thrived in Maine over the past years and the population is growing. I work in Bangor and it's common place to see them hunting for prey in the Penobscot River. Sad thing is that so many people don't even pay attention. An eagle is the same as seagull.


Pam, Exeter, Maine

10:37 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

It looks like mom flew in and dad left. Perhaps mom is feeding two. It looked like she was feeding from two different angles. That would be a good thing. 10:45 am

10:51 AM  
Anonymous wayne said...

Good morning all! It is Sunday April 15th at 10:45 AM EDT. The male ( I assume ) just brought a rodent or fish to the nest. He immediately flew off and I watched mom feed the chick! It was simply amazing! I could see the little grey fur ball begging for breakfast. She then turned around and had her head in the nest. Do we possibly have two chicks? Mom then sat down on the nest to keep it warm and then she ate some food herself. I hope the chick(s) survive the nor easter which is upon us here in New England. I am so happy we have a chick!

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

April 15
Great not only do we need to worry about the snow.sleet,heavy rains and 60 mile an hour winds, now we have a hungry owl who's looking to harm our little ones. At least we don't have tornadoes warnings as our neighbors south of us are having to endure {yet}.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

11:38 Sunday, Wing just got a few bites of what appeared to be fish??? Mom and Dad seem relaxed today even with the heavy weather coming in soon. Hope it's better than the other night I don't think I can take too much more of that.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

11:39 AM ESD Mom feeding on a small bird shares with the eaglet. Is there more than one? I can't tell; some things look to move and are fuzzy white...anyway what a WONDERFUL site. Then Mom covered the prey and eaglet(s) and vocalized looking up---probably another predator flying over. Love watching.

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:40 am edt Sunday April 15

Loveing this eaglecam. Just watched mom (?) feed the chick(s) only saw a quick glimps of downy gray chick. The parent got up looked down and went over to a carcass in the nest that looked like it may have been a bird (looked like feathers) and picked away at it, reached over a few times to feed chick(s) ate a litle itself and went back to laying in the nest.

Just so awesome to be able to watch this live.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any insight into why I can no longer see the live cam using WMP 11? I was able to up until the upgrade a couple of weeks ago and I can still watch but it isn't in WMP. It is a replica of the still cam page. I can play the archived video but not the streaming. I'm running Windows XP. Thanks!

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Up at 11 P. to see what all the excitement was on the computer. Mama seemed okay at that point...Got up later to see both on the nest. Missed the action of the predator trying to invade the nest. Just as well, I might have had a coronary !! It is just great that one can be brought up-to-date by other bloggers. Thnx, again. I know some have been urging people to give donations to BRI. After observing the eagles since they laid their eggs, we need to realize it is the eagles that are crying out for help.....BRI just happens to be their caretakers. Yes, please send money, no matter how small the gift, every penny adds up when there is a vast amount of audience as this project is getting. Plus, it makes the heart feel good knowing you become a part of "Saving the Eagles". After you have donated, you will have an even greater feeling knowing the eagles you watch are truly part of your family!!

It was pleasing to see both mom and dad on the nest last night. Did a little research and found that this is not uncommon with small ones.

I, too, am so worried about the storm tonight. I pray all will be well. I will be glued to the monitor as I know so many others will, too.

It is starting to rain here in Central Maine at noontime....I would rather we get the high winds here than the coast at this time.

Time will tell..........

Anna

12:06 PM  
Blogger PBC MOM said...

Sunday,April 15....12:30PM EDT...Weather still looks pretty good. Little WIng just had lunch and Mom? has settled down keeping Little WIng warm. Did not see a head bobbing around.. Maybe LW is tucked way down in the nest.

12:25 PM  
Blogger JoannS said...

Does anyone else think Mom is feeding in two places or is this just wishful thinking on my part?

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was going to thank Judy for getting the video of the feeding, first time I got a really good look at the chick. Then continued reading blogs and yes, she did capture the owl attack I witnessed, thank you, thank you. Can't wait until the movie when dad came in, it was awesome! Can't wait until storm blows by, hope all will be well.
Karen in Denmark

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/15/07 - Burke, VA

Wing, congratulations!

Judy, thank you very much for the videos. It is great for those of us who miss the big moments.

On Judy's video, it looked like only one baby was being fed. Can't wait for the weather to improve and he/she can come up. If another chick is to be hatched, I hope it happens soon, before we have another Big/Little scenario.

Maura

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not from the area - can anyone tell me what are the white things floating out of focus in the water behind the nest? They look like some kind of waterfowl?

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Redetta said...

9:56am AZ 4/15
Ok, people! I'm watching eagle feeding right on the edge of the nest and I see a baby a little further away! Two?!
I love the excellent descriptions of the intruder story from last night.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous MB in Portland said...

4/15/07 1:00pm EST

Just did a cam check and the adult in the nest is doing a lot of housekeeping... moving nest materials around in front of him/her... looks like dried grass or something (looks soft - not big sticks or anything)... lots of it... and has been doing this rearranging/tidying for over a minute. S/he keeps moving the materials to one side or to the other or tucking some down in front of him/her.

I wonder if the eagle is anticipating the storm, and is therefore battening down the hatches, so to speak. Perhaps adding some insultation around him/her to keep the little one warmer and drier during the storm? Or maybe there's another reason for it...

At any rate, the adult is still at it... stopping to rearrange herself a little... wiggling into a slightly different position..

1:08 PM  
Blogger gigi said...

4/15 1:07 DST just checked in for a minute. No storm yet. Eagles look alert and well. I'm off to see my Wings, Red Wings that is.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed fri. noonish that during a feeding there seemed to be feeding movement to two different areas of the nest and unless the chick was quite active, I'd venture a guess that there may be two!!

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:52 pm feeding - definately
two chicks in the nest! April 15th, 2007

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great about the eagles, wondering if anything will be done this year with loons?

1:33 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Have checked in several times today, all seems peaceful and well on nest. In reading the blogs...WOW, what a dramatic night for mother and father fending off that pesky owl! As this plays out I am in awe over the tenacity, love, devotion and determination of this pair to care for and protect their baby. This is truly a testament to one of gods most majestic creations and a lesson for all of us. Also, thank you so much Judy for your video of last nights events. Let's hope for a good day and safe night for our lil' familey.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Several people(not me)spotted two chicks at the 12:53 p.m. feeding by Dad!! :-)
He is feeding one chick it looks like but you see another chick to the left bobbing around. It is at the 2:14 mark on the video.

http://judykb.org/meapr151252pm.asf

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

April 15
Knew it !! The way mom has been feeding the chicks there are definatly at least two chicks in the nest!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Frances said...

I didn't start watching last night until after the owl attack. Now I know why Ma and Pa didn't get much shuteye. They were very vigilant. Every time there was a little noise these two heads would pop up, eyes gleaming in a very no-nonsense way. They were sitting "tail to tail" and their faces were looking in opposite directions - one to the left, one to the right. It was quite an amusing sight because it looked like a "unicorn" eagle was popping up! I watched them until about 3AM when I just couldn't keep my eyes open anymore. Good thing I don't have a baby depending on me to protect it all through the night! These eagles are wonderful parents. It's very humbling to watch them.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Frances said...

Now I know why they didn't get much sleep last night. I only just heard abot the owl trying to attack the nest. I watched them until about 3 AM. They were sitting tail to tail with their faces turned in opposite directions. Every time there was a little sound these two heads would pop up, eyes gleaming with "no nonsense vigilance." It sort of looked like there was a "unicorn eagle" sitting in the nest!

1:59 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

4/15/07 ... 2:13pm

Everyone does indeed believe that there are 2 chicks in the nest.

Hang in there little ones. I know this is going to be a bad storm but I have every faith that Mom & Dad will get them through it.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great pics photogal
great video too judy
i cant see the nest very well

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:20 PM _ EDT Sun Apr15, 07

Well, it's difficult to see much more than water and a tree limb.

Yesterday you could see 2 wee heads bobbling about. Possibly there will be one more?

Hoping the camera and sound get tweaked really soon.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

4/15
2:58 PM Eastern Time

Eagle on nest. Viewing it's activity is limited as cam image is focusing mainly on Y shaped branch possibly due to the wind that seems to a bit stronger at the present time.

300 Flights from NY area airports have been cancelled due to the storm. Boat taxi service out to Fire Island has stopped due gusty winds and rough seas. Forecasters are predicting the storm will gain strength as it goes up the coast. My prayers are that they are wrong.

Chris

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love watching the parents tuck the baby in after a feeding. She sits over the baby and gently moves the soft leaves and twigs around the baby as if pulling a blanket up to keep it warm and safe underneath her! It's just so interesting, I can't take my eyes off this eagle family!

3:42 PM  
Anonymous mary said...

I am spellbound by these guys. I love checking the blog when I return from work to see what I missed. I especially love the videos.....but for some reason I haven't been able to view the video from Judy today. Windows Media Player opens up,but won't play.......not sure why.I watched the eagles spend the night together last night....it was wonderful!!!

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Linnie said...

Does Mom seem more hypervigilant than usual? I don't know if its the approaching storm, but she's been unable to settle for quite some time. I hope Dad joins her soon for reinforcement - moral support as well as 'just his being there'! Also, it's been awhile since I've been able to see in the nest....

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Video that shows the owl flying by twice, Mom's reaction and Dad squeezing in next to Mom in the nest bowl.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URDz3zCuPb0

tinyurl:
http://tinyurl.com/229mlk

The video I posted earlier from around 12:52 showing Dad feeding an unseen chick and there is a visible chick to the right at the same time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMLMHf8qfPU

tinyurl:
http://tinyurl.com/2cf7pf

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-15-07 4:28 pm Sun EDT
To the person who lost live streaming:
That happened to me all this past week. We discovered an essential file had been captured by our virus protection software. So we uninstalled WMP 11 and redownloaded WMP 11 and changed ourtvirus protection software and it worked last night, finally.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

April 15 4:30pm EDT
I just noted Mom eating - animal, not fish - and sat down to watch. After feeding herself, she turned and fed a chick - I could see the greyish area - mid nest. She than ate a bit more herself and then turned and fed a chick - not visible - a good bit to viewers left - about 1/3 from the far left nest edge. I caught screen caps of both feedings but not sure how to share them with this site.
BET

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The eagle that was sitting on the chick left the nest at 5:11 P.M. on Sunday, leaving it unattended.

Toni Katz
Waterville Maine
tdkatz@colby.edu

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/15/07 at 5:10pm

For what it's worth, I believe there are two eaglets. Watched the feeding live, as well as Judy's video. But am puzzled why the phantom, second chick wasn't fed. Hmmmmm. Time will tell.

Parent just left the nest unattended. See some fuzzy movement in the nest bowl, as if to say, "Where'd they go now?" Parent returns a few minutes later. Takes off again, then returns. This Eaglecam is so addictive!!!

--Liz (W,DC)

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Judy for the wonderful viedos. I too see 2 little ones. I can't stop watching these guys

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/15 Thank you Judy! Until I viewed your video I did not think we had a second chick - and now I'm sure we do! The one being fed was at the edge of the nest and over in the middle was another chick bobbing around. Just wonderful.

I cannot find the video of the owl attack - can anyone help?

Thanks, again.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Memlili said...

Very cool to see Mom feeding a baby and another head bobbing around in a different spot! Can't wait to hear Wing's take on this piece of video! Someone asked about the white things in the water beyond the nest. I saw one fly off while watching the video of the feeding and it really looks like seagulls. They tend to hunker down together when there is bad weather coming.
Currently there is a mix of rain, sleet and snow falling in variosu parts of Hancock County (just drove home and saw a bit of everything). Right now on the coast it is just rain. And so far the wind is minimal, but they keep telling us it is going to be fierce. I hope everyone in the nest hangs on tight!

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Yarmouth Maine. It's been snowing now since about 3:15 pm. Recent look at the cam site indicates it's not snowing yet. We'll be keeping this brave eagle family in our thoughts and prayers throughout the next 24 hours. wlj

5:38 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Video of late afternoon Saturday, April 14 danger to nest. Maybe the owl checking things out? Both parents were on full alert. Dad did take time to feed though while mom patrolled the area.

http://tinyurl.com/2mex33

Tina

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:46 pm est April 15th, if anyone
is at BRI, the still images are stuck.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Sorry, I provided a wrong link earlier to the 12:52 p.m. video showing Dad feeding an unseen chick and there is a visible chick to the right. Here is the correct link to the video at YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpv9EDMfGFs

tinyurl
http://tinyurl.com/ypwu8c

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks to BRI for this wonderful opportunity to watch the eagles via webcam! Another thank- you to Judy for your video links!
After a few viewings, and reading the blog/comments, I'm "hooked"! Was compelled to make a donation. Good luck with your fund raising and venture with National Geographic.
Could someone varify the location of the nest for me? Portland, ME, Hancock County? Concered about the coming storm.

Leslie

7:20 PM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

4-17-07 1922HR (EDT)

Mary - the video Judy uploaded to "youtube" takes a bit of time, depending on traffic (how many users are uploading to youtube).

I just checked 30 minutes ago and it's certainly ready.

ENJOY!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

4/15
7:39 PM Eastern Time

Eagle on nest. Wet snow/rain on cam lense. Wind doen't sound too bad at this point. Fingers are crossed.

Chris

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunday 8:07 pm EDT
I know all our caring, hopes and prayers are with the eagle parents and babes on this terribly stormy night here in Maine.
May they be strong, hold on with all their might and keep those babies tucked in.
Worrying won't help, so I plan to send them all good thoughts for the next three days.
DK Portland, ME

8:09 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Yippee!!! I wish I had been able to bet a million dollars a couple of days ago when I said there were 2 babies , but most still thought there was only one! Lol - my hubby says it may very well be the first time I am right! (He's kidding of course lol) Judy I don't know how you are able to capture the video, but thank you so much!!!!!! Now lets just get them through night with our prayers and wishes! Take care all! Lynn

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is 8:20 or so p.m. Sum. Had been watching mom or dad on nest left room for 2 minutes, came back - is mom still on nest? Can no longer make her out!!!

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hold on tight Little Wing and Stormy!!! You have a rough night ahead but Mom and Dad will take good care of you!! We are praying for your safety little ones!!!

I have no picture or sound at all. The wind has picked up here and I am wondering if the same has become a problem where the eagles are. I hope they will be okay!

10:48 EDT
Highland Lakes, NJ

10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i do think a slight adjustment to the camera may be in order, the nest was barely visible most of today with all the wind

and there are at least 2 eaglets now in the nest

but they'll need to hold on, it looks to be a long, windy night

as for a name for the first chick, i love the name Frosty that was mentioned earlier, its adorable

any suggestions for the second chick?

11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting ready to get to bed. Checking in. The wind is unmerciful! It is really horrible the nest is being rocked and tossed about. I see one adult eagle in there and he/she sticks his head up once and a while just for a few secs. Looks like it's all she can do just to hang on and keep those chicks safe. I hope this storm passes fast. It's really awful. We lost our poser here in NH for a while earlier. Looks like it's 10X worse there. My prayers are with the eagles tonight. Sure wish I could do something but they'll make it and tomorrow maybe some sun...Let's hope.
Maggie

12:21 AM  
Anonymous kim said...

It's 12:30 am EST. It's very windy and rainy. I can only see one of the eagles sleeping in the nest. At least we shouldnt have to worry about the owl tonight, just mother nature. Watched them earlier today strengthening up the nest with hay or grasslike materials so they were getting prepared.
I'm sure they'll do well with all their natural instincts and all of our prayers.

12:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:15 EDT Trying to stay positive--there's still a nest, a bird in it, the power is still on, and the video/audio are still working; can't have the sound on, tho, because it's just too scarey to listen to. Praying for all concerned--can't wait until this is over.

1:20 AM  
Blogger Shrewsky said...

1:30 am EST Monday

I just peeked in on the nest and the wind is howling fiercely. It was frightening watching the intense swaying of the tree and the camera. There is only one eagle visible and he or she is hunkered down.

So far it is more rain than snow here in southern Maine and it appears to be the same situation at the nest. Periodically the wind shifts and the rain blows directly onto the camera lens, totally obscuring the nest. At least it looks like we are going to miss the heavy snow that was originally forecast.

The forecast for Hancock county is for rain all night Sunday into Monday with wind around 20 mph until around 6 am Monday. Then becoming heavy rain around 6 am and wind increasing to 30 - 35 mph through 8 pm Monday. Rain continues Monday night into Tuesday with wind around 20 mph all night Monday night increasing to mid to upper 20's during the day on Tuesday. Temps around 30 degrees throughout.

Hang on tight - it's going to be a bumpy ride!

1:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

April 15, 11:40 mountain time

I didn't read Wings note properly so I thought something was wrong with the Blogg. Very windy at present.

They will make it through. What excitement in the last 48 hours.

Rest assured these parents know what they are doing. Goodnight all.


Bev.

1:43 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

4/16
2:07 AM Eastern Time

Tough to watch cam at this point. The storm has hit the nest in earnest. Nest and cam are getting buffeted by the strong winds rocking the Eagle in and out of clear sight but I do see its white head so she (or he) is riding out the bad weather thus far. Severe weather appears to be passing in a line from Albany to Portland. The next few several hours will likely be the worst. This pair has been so strong so far. Hopefully their perseverance will carry them and their babe(s) through adversity again.

2:24 AM: Mostly branch and night sky view on cam. Can't get a view of the eagle. Will continue to watch for a while.

Chris

2:28 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

4/16
3:42 AM Eastern Time

I think I caught sight of the eagle's white head but not sure. The wind is quite strong. Most of the time I only see an image of the Y shaped branch and the night sky. The image is also compromised by precipation on the cam lense.

The storm appears to be breaking up in the greater NY/NJ area but there are lines of severe weather moving up the coast toward Maine. This will most likely be my last post until daybreak. Hoping for the best and saying a prayer.

Chris

3:48 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

4/16
4:56 AM

Y Shaped branch being blown straight out from the pine that holds the nest. Nest I believe, remains intact. Hard to know Eagle's wellbeing as visualization is difficult.

Chris

4:57 AM  
Anonymous Patti said...

It's 5:00 am EST. The weather is so bad. All I can hear is wind. The night vision and the position of the camera and the wind blowing both trees it's impossible to see if their is anyone home. If they are there they are deep in the nest. I hope this weather doesn't last long. Would be awful if anything was to happen now after all they've already been through. Let's just pray for the best.

4:58 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

4/16/07 Monday 5:30 A.M. Just checked in on cam, parent on nest but it sure looks like it's a rough ride. Wind is tremendous and nest is rocking wildly. This is indeed a frightening scene. I am petrified and can only pray that they can safely make it through this.

5:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could not see very well at 4 a.m. EST, but now I can at 5:45 EST. One of the parents is hunkered down in the nest. It will be interesting to see if they can feed the chick with those winds. My stomach is churning looking at that.

5:51 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Good Morning...

It is 6 A.M. and our dear friend, Mrs. Eagle, seems to be hanging in. I do not see movement but believe I can see the white on her head. Bless her! What a night she has had to endure again and hopefully the daylight will bring some comfort and hope, although it is to be a tough day. The weather in Hancock County this morning is around 37 degrees with the wind around 27 MPH. I put the Weather Bug on my desktop that would give me the weather for Hancock County even though I am inland with a temperature reading of 31 w/ freezing rain. It is predicted that our eagles will have winds today around 25-40 mph with gusts up to 60-65 mph. This warning is in effect until 8 tonight.

Hopefully, this wonderful pair will ride through this storm in safety.

I wish well for everyone experiencing this storm.

Anna

6:14 AM  
Anonymous Memlili said...

Serious wind here on the Coast of Maine this morning. The nest tree and the camera tree must be swaying wildly as all that seems to show most of the time are the branches above the nest. (I'm guessing that is why the camera has been zoomed back, so that we stand a chance of seeing something.) At 6:12 things bounced just right so that I caught a glimpse of the nest and there was Mom, hunkered down in, holding on tight! Yay Mom!

6:15 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

OMG, I have a hard time lstening to this. Everybody say a litle prayer, I know Mom will keep Wing safe, but they need our thoughts and prayers too. God speed to our little family..............

6:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! The worst storm yet. Looks like one of the parents is battened down good and swaying in the breeze!

Its 5:40 am CDT in Illinois as I write this. Looks like they have about 24 hours more to go with the storm. Hang on eagle parents!

Stan in Illinois

6:40 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

The wind is screaming at the nest site. I did catch a quick, shaky look at an adult inside, however. The fact that the tree/nest is still standing and mom/dad is still vigilantly guarding it makes this saga more nerve wracking by the minute.
I must join the ranks of those who say there are two chicks. Watch dada feeding in one location while another fuzzball bobbed its little head in a different place. Riveting story. Here in RI wind is very powerful, temps in the 50's. Expected to be like this most of the day, I think. Now snow down here, nor at the nest.
Once again, the eagles seem to be saying "bring it on!" Wow!

6:56 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

Forgot to mention that the cam is pointed to the sky this morning, and appears to have zoomed way back. Not much to see unless the wind allows a glnace as it whips things around.
Perhaps the entire system has been affected as there are no new blogs since yesterday's last entry.
Keep us posted so we aren't biting our nails any longer than needed! Thank you so much!

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is Mon. morning and the storm is beathing ferociously. I can't see the nest right now for the wind has been blowing the branch so that the nest is mostly out of sight. I saw it earlier and it looks as though Mom and Dad are hanging in there for dear life. It's not a pretty picture. It's bad. We can only hope that the little ones are still safe and that the water isn't getting high in the nest. Thank God it's not snow... PLeaseeeeeee storm be over soooon..Nature can be so cruel. I can't watch anymore and will check back later. I'm sure there are many of you watching and praying along with me..Hang on eagle family! Just a little longer, I hope.
Maggie NH

7:13 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

4/16/07 ... 7:10am

The storm is horrendous. Driving rain and extreme winds.
I have no idea how Mom & Dad will be able to feed the chicks today.
I am so worried!
Mom is hanging on in the nest though she has almost been blown off a few times.
Let's all send good thoughts to the eagles.

7:16 AM  
Blogger JoeBlow said...

04/16/07 - 7:30 AM

Ugh, what a horrible storm!!

Huge winds and rain and whitecaps on the water! It sounds like a scene from The Perfect Storm out there!

Every so often, the wind will dip the camera down and I think I see the ever vigilant head of Mom or Dad. Very hard to tell for sure due to the lack of focus and the rain.

It is amazing to me that the nest, the nest branch and even the whole tree has not ripped up and blown away.

This will surely be the single most difficult time for our avian family. Let's all pray they make it through.

I wish I knew how to grab and record video that is playing, I would post this storm section up for all to see.

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Memlili said...

7:55AM EDT and I caught a quick few glimpses of the eagle sitting devotedly on that nest, whitecaps in the backgroud. The only good news is that it is just rain ~ no snow ~ on the coast.

7:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm on the shore in Waldo county (the other side of the river)and I gotta say, it sure is a blustery day over here.

7:58 AM  

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