Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Morning Update

I am about to drive up to the site and work on the Internet connection. If the feed goes off during the day, it is because I am reworking the computers. As far as watching. With our partnership with National Geo, we hope that you all can watch without having to stop after 2 minutes. However, if the servers become over loaded we may have to some limits.

I don't believe that any donations were lost.

We do hope to have a DVD made at some point.

Wing, BRI

331 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:18 am est The still images aren't
working

6:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are just the absolute BEST, Wing - How can we ever thank you and all at BRI for everything you do for US? Such a difficult time for you with the horrible weather, yet seeing things with the eagles NEVER seen before on how they cope with extreme weather and predators. We are learning so much thanks to your unending selflessness and hard work. Just can't thank you enough, Wing. This is an experience none of us will soon forget.

6:30am EDT
4/18
Highland Lakes, NJ

6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well this is interesting. one adult on nest,calling. Flies off, returns a couple of minutes later. Sits for a bit, calls out again, leaves and still not back--seems like forever but it has been at least 10 minutes--the longest I have seen adult off nest since hatching.

6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Wing for the care you give this cyber-extended eagle family. Travel safely today, it is still swirly, whirly and drenched. Do you have power back at home yet?

It does seem as though we humanize these beautiful animals with names but I don't see the harm in it. So many of us are donating to Bri, our children are interested, we have learned SO much and there is a strong sense of community amonst us regarding the eagles and even each other.

For me, the babies will be "Little Wing" (in honor of our leader) and "Storm" (because he/she better be as tough as all this weather to survive our Maine Spring and its older sibling!!!)

Weather slowly improving here today. The wind is no longer hurricane force inland. We don't need to build an ark yet and it is supposed to be sunny and 50ish on Friday. I can't wait for the eagles to be able to dry out and feel the sunshine.

Best to all and regards again to Wing in his travels through the state today.

Lisa in Maine

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooops previous blog about eagle off nest was at 6:32 EST.

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just had a major coronary. At 6:10 there was no parent on the nest one showed up at about 6:13 settled down on nest then flew off, no one returned until 6:35. This one settled down after standing and looking in nest , there wasn't a feeding and during the time no one was on the nest I didn't see any movements. Hopefully all is fine and Lil Wing is just snuggled down in.

6:43 AM  
Blogger gigi said...

Mom left the nest at 6:05---returned at 6:30--nest unattended---sure hope those little eaglets didn't feel too cold.

6:46 AM  
Anonymous Memlili said...

Well, it's a bit calmer in Hancock County this morning, so hopefully Wing will have a calmer visit than his last must have been. We're all holding our breath waiting for the promised sunshine on the weekend!

Eagerly awaiting a DVD!!

6:49 AM  
Anonymous amy said...

amy, northern maine

wing, thanks for the update. hope all is well with the eagles this morning.
its great that we get to see them live.

6:56 AM  
Anonymous Shoebutton said...

Wing could you kindly look at these
pictures and see if you see what
I do and some members of the Maine forum believe they see too.

This set of pictures was at 4:41 pm est 4/17 and it looks like two
chicks in the nest.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s18/TheOneAndOnlyShoebutton/41707WING1.jpg

The second picture was taken at dusk and it appears that one chick
is not covered by the eagle and has
died?

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s18/TheOneAndOnlyShoebutton/41707WING2.jpg

Or do you see sticks and not chicks?

7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang on, Wing! We will be watching and waiting for your safe return...and an eagle update! Thanks for braving what looks like a continued wind, although it does look drier.
As of now mom sitting steadfastly on the nest. What a lady!

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is 7:30 a.m. down here on the SW coast of Maine,we were without power from Monday morn at 10 until 5:30 yesterday afternoon. We are fine and enjoyed "roughing" it, but all I could think about was the eagles. They are an inspiration to me. I was happy to see her on the nest a few minutes ago. I was wondering if they are strong enough to gather food in such fierce winds?
Thank you Wing for keeping us informed.
Lucy

7:30 AM  
Anonymous Lisa Camber said...

I am not able to find and view the owl attack from last week , any help ? I live here in Hancock county we love our eagles and are very proud of their patient and instinctual work. I know I am tired of this strong wind and am looking forward to the storm ending soon. Great job !

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Kathy in NC said...

Perhaps this whole experience for us humans should be titled, 'Amazing Grace.' God's attributes are made known to us through the things that are made. I have learned so much of what excellent character means through watching this part of the natural life. Very sobering on one hand but so exhilarating on the other.

7:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:50 I have not seen an eagle in the nest since 7:40

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again another morning with the family holding on due to high winds and rain. I am an hour earlier than Maine so I do check fairly early - can't wait until the sun shines on this remarkable family of eagles.

7:53 AM  
Blogger cyn said...

the parent eagle has been off the nest for at least 20 minutes???? i feel a little worried.....the longest i have witness them to be away from the nest.....maybe looking for food???? hope all is ok with lil miracle wing and miracle stormy....

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:56am MT -- the nest has been empty for about 15 mins now, since I've been watching. Why???

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:55 EST off nest for HALF AN HOUR!! I have only seen one eagle on and off the nest since 5 a.m., not the two together. This is the third time the adult has gotten off the nest....
And I cannot pull up Judy's last video to see the STIFF landing of the dad. I hope he is alright. Because the chicks are so young, they need both parents to protect them.

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have not seen eagles on nest for about 15 min. 8:45-9:00 then lost picture.

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Connie Siemen said...

This is very inteesting for this 74 year old Granny. Thanks so much. connie

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alright I'm getting really nervous. The parent came back and just stood at side of the nest no feeding and didn't lay on bowl then flew off again at8:16. Do you think there is a problem or is the little one okay to be left more? Cyndi in Gray

8:18 AM  
Blogger Naturewoman said...

Don't think the babies made it thru the night... tears are falling for the babies and Mom and Dad.

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been trying to stay positive
April 18th, 8:19 am est but the
eagles have left the nest empty
three times this morning and in
my opinion, to long. I think it's over for Mom, Dad and chicks.

8:21 AM  
Blogger kiselas said...

Is there something wrong with the chick(s)? The eagles keep leaving the nest and when they do return they don't seem to sit on anything.

8:23 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Sad Day, we lost the little guys

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nest has been exposed for an
hour now 7:27 am est to 8:27 am est.

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Liz D. said...

4/18 Well, I am truly concerned. One parent left nest at 7:37. A parent finally arrived about 30 minutes later but only sat on edge of nest for about 10 minutes. Left again. Back again in 2-3 minutes on the edge. Left again. Babies have been open to the weather for 55 minutes at this point. Not sure what to think.

8:31 AM  
Blogger nj said...

8:37 am wed. seems like the nest has been empty for a while. Im hoping they are out of view of the cam.

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK I am worried. The male left the nest at 8:15 (he had been standing on the edge of the nest when I logged on) and no one has returned. It has been 20 minutes.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The eagles are not on the nest. It's 8:34 am. I observed the male on there earlier. He left for about 5 mins and came back for about 5 mins then left the nest. And has been gone now at least a good 10 mins if not more. With no site of either Male/Female eagle insight.

Does this mean that the chicks did not survive this harsh storm. Wouldn't one of the eagles have to be there to keep them warm and to protect them from seagulls etc?...

From Bangor Me

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wednesday, 4/18 8:15 a.m.
Eagle is on the nest, calling out to mate. No response. Eagle leaves the nest at 8:25 a.m. Its now 8:38 and no eagle is on the nest

8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay at 8:39 EST nest still empty. Something has happened to one of the adults (male?). I can no longer watch and look to my fellow bloggers with any updates. I can no longer watch because I am getting rather upset about this. I know this is nature, but I still do not have to like it.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a VERY safe trip and good luck. Try to stay dry and warm.

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BL Houston (7:45 CDT)
What's going on? I don't see anyone on the nest....Is it just the picture we're getting now?

8:45 AM  
Blogger Sharon D. said...

8:45....cannot see even the top of Mom's head......please tell me she is hunkered down???

8:53 AM  
Blogger Dianna said...

Good Morning all,
Mom or Dad left the nest about 10 ago. Hope everything is alright.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Sharon D. said...

cannot see Mom......is she hunkered down? please say yes....

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Good Morning.....

I have not checked in with our friends since 3:30 this morning....Checked again at 8:12...One eagle sitting on edge of nest, looking around. Watched for two minutes until she (he) took flight at 8:14....Back at 8:20...sits at edge of nest again....still looking around and occasionally into nest. Calling out...I hear no response. At 8:23, the eagle takes off again. It is now 8:47, I have watched constantly....STILL NO RETURN OF AN EAGLE. Yes, I am worried. This is quite a lot of time to not cover the nest I would think. However, our first chick is at least 7 days old today. They grow a lot in that first week. Is the chick covered nicely?? It has been before. Let's hope.

Has anyone seen anything in this time period that I have missed.

I noticed the posting from Wing was made at 5:58 A. He must have checked at that time and not seen anything amiss. Hope so.

I am sure Mom is hunting now....maybe dad has had problems.

Let's hope for the best. She has had to weather too many obstacles to lose out now.

It is now 8:51.....my prayers are being said....

Anna

8:56 AM  
Blogger Sharon D. said...

where is Mom??? am worried...watched for 15 mine 8:45..

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what happened around 8:20 this morning? I watch the 15 second time frame shots and don't know what I may have missed. One of the parents was sitting on the edge of the nest,suddenly opened its beak wide, crouched down with what looked like horror (was it my imagination?) Next thing I knew, the nest seemed desert all too quiet and empty. About 40 minutes have passed and I'm worried.

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one has been on the nest for a half hour. The last parent there at 8:35 and didn't feed or sit on it. What has happened? Cyndi

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Updating: It's been several mins now. And no sign of Male or Female. The chicks have been left alone now since about 8:15am.

What would cause the eagles to leave them this long?

I am really worried. Can anyone give any insight on this/

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Jen said...

4/18/07 9:00AM Have been watching for a little while and really can't make out if one of the eagles is in the nest. Would it be just a slight different camera and that she's in the nest a little lower.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:10EST. No eagle on nest for 45 min. Tuned in at 8:15 to see eagle standing on side of nest, looking and calling to mate. Eventually flew off. About 10 min lated, landed briefly on side of nest and took off again. How long, at this stage of development, can eaglets be left alone without warmth? Am getting concerned. . .Stef

9:09 AM  
Blogger Maura said...

Peregrine falcon in VA appears to have chicks this a.m. Little fluffs of white and egg shells everywhere.

Yes, they are wild eagles and they are totally oblivious to us and that's the way we want it. We can name them w/out harming them since the names are for us, not them.

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-`8 9:15 EDT. Thanks for the update Wing. I am watching an empty nest for the past 5 min. Any idea what is going on? The weather does seem to be improving. Thanks for your wonderful work. Without this site most of us would never be able to see an Eagle and watch what they go through to raise their young. Thanks so much. Patty

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

It is now 9:14 A. Our eagle has now left the nest unattended for 1 hour, unless mate is so hunkered down that one cannot see it.

The weather forecast for that area is: Windy at 23 mph and gust to 28 mph. Overcast. This is mild with what they have gone through.

Shucks! Gotta go to work for a while. I cannot wait to come back home and see the eagles, once again, at home on their nest.

Anna

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The eagles have not been on the nest for the last 30 minutes

9:20 AM  
Blogger EagleEyeF said...

I got a badddd feeling about this. Eagle(s) have been more off the nest than on this am. It is not that warm in this location today and the wind from the cool ocean is additionally relevant. When I did see an eagle at the nest, it was standing on the side and seemed to be more interested in what was going on around outside of the nest that what was going on inside the nest. I wonder if the activity going at the site with the work being done on the internet connection is affecting them? Was the storm just too much for too long? I am hoping to see little furry grey baby eagle heads popping around very soon.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been watching about 1 hr now and have not seen the eagles? are they hiding down deep or gone???? it's about 9:20am now.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is everybody

9:26 AM  
Anonymous symontgomery said...

I am so relieved. I was feeling awful about my viewing the eagles for all hours of the day after reading about the time limit. I wouldn't want to do anything that would jeopardize either your and BRI's wonderful work, nor the eagles.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the nest has been vacant for quite sometime, since early morning

the storm seems to have taken its toll on the eagle family, constant, relentless

it now appears that Frosty and Windy did not survive the night

rest in peace little ones, you will be missed

eJane

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/18

I saw the banding of the Norfolk eaglets yesterday -- what an amazing process. When the climbers first got up the tree the eaglets stood there flapping their wings (there is no sound, so don't know if they tried to call their parents). Then they just laid down as though hoping not to be noticed. They took them down one at a time.

It looked like one of the parents was in a neighboring tree watching everything.

They had quite a crowd of spectators and were allowing them to pet them. Not a good idea in my opinion. Just hope now that people know where the site is the eagles will not be in danger.

So I say let our eagles be. They have had enough trauma in their lives, they don’t need any more.

Maura (VA)

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parents gone for about a half hour no sign of anyone,Very windy hope the chicks are ok? Can some one fill me in?

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad to see everything is good!!!! I was without power for 36 hours and all I could think of was the eagle family. I have a good feeling that Frost and Storm will grow up to be strong and be able to survive anything like their parents. I have know about this eagle-cam for less than a week and I am already "addicted". Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to see nature at it's best. Thanks again.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous symontgomery said...

9:34 am EST: I am getting worried. It doesn't appear that anyone has been the next since 9:00am EST.

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I turned my computer on more than an hour ago and haven't seen the eagles. What's going on? Has anybody seen them??

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is now 9:37 and it has been an hour since anyone has come to the nest. At 8:35 the parent on the nest did some vocalization before it left. Please tell me that this is normal, I have been keeping an eye on the site since 6:10 and something is just not right. Cyndi in Gray

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its 9:40 and nobody appears to be on the nest...hope im wrong but its been 10 min

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:41am EST: Parent has returned to nest...looking around as if they are thinking "where did the other parent go to."

9:44 AM  
Blogger TeeQ said...

Oh yes... a DVD would be nice too... either one, book or DVD... I'd certainly buy one!!

TQuinn

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weds. 4/18 9:45 a.m.

Eagle nest empty since 8:25. Eagle back on nest at 9:45.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:45 and she's back but not settling in. perched on edge of nest and looking around. wierd...

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parent finally returned at 9:40 a.m. and sat on the edge of the nest, looking around for about 10 minutes. Never did see a chick's head pop up but parent had head down in nest bowl apparently checking the young out before finally settling down on the nest. I really wish they wouldn't worry me like that!

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:43 Eagle back on nest but just stood to the side at about 9:55 eagle looked like it was eating or pecking at something in bowl. Not sure what is happening. Cyndi in Gray

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Liz D. said...

4/16 Thanks, Wing - mike is back. 2 hrs. 10 minutes before parent settled on the nest. Wing, could it be the nest got saturated and had to be dried out? I just can't think of any other explanation.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous MB in Portland, ME said...

4/18/07 10:03am EST

I just checked again and FINALLY an adult is back in the nest. I haven't been watching all this time, so I have no idea when he/she returned... but I have no doubt others watching will be able to tell us exactly how long the nest was left empty, and when the adult returned to the nest. I'll be interested to know...

I really hope the chicks are ok!

10:05 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

9:42 a.m. Eagle Time (6:42 am here in B.C.) -- one of the adults has finally returned to the nest after a very long absence, somewhere between half an hour to an hour or more. I've been worrying myself sick about such a long absence. Now that the adult has returned, (s)he is just sitting up on one side of the nest, not sitting in the nest to keep any eaglets warm; it was the same the last time an adult was in the nest as well. I'm wondering if the little ones are okay????? I don't know how cold it is there in Maine, but it's still horribly windy. How long can the chicks survive alone in the nest in those conditions?? Still watching the eagle on the nest, and still no evidence of any parenting behavior.

Okay, that's better -- now at 10:04 am eagle time, adult is in the nest. I'm hoping all is well....will have to be patient and optimistic.

Really appreciate everyone's comments & postings about what's happening when I can't watch!

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My kindergarten class has been watching each day. We are lucky...our school sits on the bank of the Penobscot River, so seeing eagles at recess is not uncommon. We are sending a donation and challenge other classrooms to do the same.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/18/07 10:25am

Wing, I join everyone else in thanking you for keeping us informed with this project. Don't you ever sleep?!?!

What a relief to finally see the nest this morning! Was watching earlier and saw an adult come in and leave the nest a few times. Probably cramped up from sitting the last couple days. Looking forward to seeing the babies ... gosh, I hope they haven't fledged yet fledged. It seems like forever since we saw them!!!

--Liz (W,DC)

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11 am est the still images are not working BRI.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Wing and BRI for sharing such a wonderful treat. How lucky we are to be able to peek into the life of such a huge and secretive animal.

Watching on and off has really hit a nerve for both myself and my family. My daughter and I have started a 'bank' to donate to this fantastic project. Every week we return our cans and she buys a balloon with it. Last week she told me she wants to give it to the Eagles! She is 3!

Thank you again, for sharing this with us, and all who watch.You have touched many hearts.

Amelia

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

birds were off the nest at 9;30 and again now at11:20 whats up...did they not make it

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cant believe my eyes did i miss something or did the nest fail...

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't get blown away Wing. It is so windy on the cam I have a hard time watching. Hope Mom has a grip on the nest so she doesn't blow away. I watched the banding of the chicks in Virginia yesterday and was amazed at their size. They look so little until held by people. The nest is also huge as it showed when they were removing and replacing the chicks. Someone asked what had happened to Jane from Winslow. I too miss her comments. Hopefully she is busy watching "her" eagles on the river!! Please Jane, let us know you're OK. Thanks again BRI....can't wait to get to camp and see if "my" eagles are nesting!

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the eagle this morning staring into the nest for a while and flew off. Everytime I check back I do not see the eagles. Has anyone seen them on the nest alot today.....

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/18

Has anyone seen the parents at the Norfok eagle nest since the banding? I keep checking and have not seen them. The eaglets looked like they were waiting for parents and a meal a little while ago, but gave up and went to sleep.

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well i guess thats that...they must certainly heve died in the storm.

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Literally sick to my stomach with these long absences on the nest.
:(

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still images are down 12:02 pm est.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagle left the nest from 10:55 to 12:00 when it came back it stood at the side and looked around and then looked like it ate something from the bowl. Have not seen any feeding all morning. Is the food in the bowl now so that Lil Wing can feed himself? I have not seen his little headpop up at all. Cyndi in Gray

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a way to send our donations through PAYPAL?

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagle left the nest at 10:55 and returned at 12:00. At that time just stood at the side of the nest and then looked like it ate something from the bowl. Is Lil Wing able to eat on his own now, I haven't seen his head at all and I have not seen any feedings today. Last blog I wrote didn't go thru due to an error. Cyndi in Gray

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:13 pm est. Are there any updates from Wing at the site? It sure does seem like it's over
these wonderful couple. They
have left the nest uncovered for a great percentage of the morning.

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Liz D. said...

4/18 I fear we may have lost our little ones.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous chris in MI said...

4-18-07 at 12:34pm
Wing..thanks much for providing all the updates. I cannot believe how different the weather is today than yesterday. Just like Michigan. I can hardly wait until all the hoopla dies down to see the eagles and babies without having motion sickness. Keep up the good work.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:35 pm EDT Nest has been without parents for most of the last hour--saw a parent (I think dad) stop by--he was eating something when I happened to look, but I don't know if was left-overs or something he brought with him, and I don't know if he fed chicks. Then he was off again. I'm curious at what age the chicks would be able to feed themselves if the parents left food in the nest for them. With respect to them staying warm enough with the parents gone, I know my domestic geese would pull downy feathers from their breasts and make a nice soft, warm bed for their babies, so hopefully the eagle parents have done something similar; I also know that if there is more than one chick in the nest, they will help keep each other warm (again, if domestic birds are any indication). But, still, I'd, personally, be happier if the parents were at the nest. I have the sound down most of the time (because of the wind) so I don't know if the parents are calling nearby. I can occasionally see movement in the nest, which I take to be the chicks, but could be my imagination. Wing, thanks for the clarification that we can watch the eaglecam ad libitum unless we hear otherwise from BRI (at least that's what I think you said).

12:51 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

No signs of life in the nest... did I miss something?

12:56 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I, too have weathered that storn from the NY area... amazing bird the eagle is to be so strong and able to tough that one out... whew! I have not seen the parents in a while... Is it really true that the nest is 15 feet deep? Did I misunderstand that? If it is, I want one!! I am anxiously waiting to see some food get into the whole family! ("Auntie Emm, Auntie Emm...") Hang on everyone!

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A juvenile / young adult just
tried to land in the nest 12:57 pm est but the parent prevented it.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

She's back! It was more than 45 minutes since I was watching an 'empty' nest... yay!

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen the chick today? The eagles have left the nest for extended periods all morning and nobody is on the nest right now. I am a bit worried.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What just happenned at 12:55 EST? There was an intruder. Are the chicks still there? What? I haven't seen any chick(s) today. I am not an expert- all I know is that the intruder was large, and not white headed. The adult eagle in the nest chased it off, but it was hard to tell anything else, like the safety of the chicks. I am not usually an alarmist, but I am worried now.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous RBC0507 said...

10:03 (PDT) 4-18 Parent finally back on the nest after almost 40 minutes. Landed and stood for a couple of minutes, no feeding done, before settling in. Hope the Babes are okay.

Congratulations on the National Geographic hookup.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Shrewsky said...

It is Wednesday, 12:56 pm EST and the nest has been empty for a long time. I just heard a bird calling and then all of a sudden a dark bird flew down and took something out of the nest!!!! I don't know if it was an eaglet or some food that had been laying there.

There has been a dark patch on the left side of the nest that appears to be gone so I am hoping that it was leftover food that it took. One of the eagles has returned (can't tell if it is Mom or Dad) and is looking around, looking in the nest, looking around, and finally, after several minutes, settling in. So I would assume there is at least one baby in the nest. I sure hope one of the eaglets wasn't taken. It happened so fast I didn't have time to really see what happened. Did anyone catch it on video?

They have been leaving the nest unattended for long periods of time, unlike last year. I'm wondering if Dad has not been able to hunt as successfully this year and they have both been trying to find food.

1:09 PM  
Blogger KentuckyGirl said...

Has anyone seen the chick(s) today? I was on this morning before I took my daughter to school, around 8:00, and neither mom or dad were on the nest. They weren't back at 9:00. I am a bit worried. They aren't on the nest right now. Would they leave their little one(s) for that long?

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We haven't been able to see the chick(s) clearly for a couple of days due to the storm -- look how much they've grown!

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:07 Has anyone seen father eagle today? I have only seen mom and she is very nervous today. Keeps leaving nest for long periods. Also havent seen her feed the chicks at all. about 12:50 she had a confrontation at the nest with another eagle. I don't now but somthing seems very wrong today. I hope I am wrong. Wish there were more updates.

1:13 PM  
Blogger rizmy said...

Eagle has just returned to the nest from a lengthy time away - hope all is well

1:25 PM  
Blogger Naturewoman said...

I'm so worried. This morning I thought something had happened to the babies. Now I wonder if something has happened to Mom. It seems like everytime I check on the Eagles, I only see Dad. Am I mistaken or is something not right with the Eagles?

1:29 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

Everyone OK? Hope all is well with this morning's work on the cam. So far there has been only minimal interruption. Looking forward to an update later.
Still howling wind...when will this pass? Mom hanging in there as always, but have had no luck seeing babies today.

1:33 PM  
Blogger KentuckyGirl said...

Has anyone seen the chick(s) today? I am a bit worried because Mom and Dad have left the nest for extended periods this morning and this afternoon. I was online at 8 this morning and when I checked in at 9, Mom and Dad were still gone. Is this normal with a little one in the nest? Neither Mom or Dad are on the nest right now.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wed. April 18 1:40pm EDT
I was watching the live camera view and noting how the strong wind was blowing all the pine needles in one direction. Then realized that for all the strength of the wind, the parent on the nest has very fevw ruffled feathers. Her/His position in the nest is protected by the main trunk on the left and he/she is facing into it. The nest sticks on each side are wiggling, but the eagle is quite protected. Unlike - if you watched it - the Santa Cruz Island Eagle who was almost blown rear over front several times in the strong winds a few days ago.

BET

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did anyone record around noon today?

the immature eagle we saw a while back returned and stole food from the nest

would be nice to see the video to be sure, although it looked like the food near the edge

happened very fast

1:56 PM  
Anonymous JoAnn said...

Has anyone see the chicks being fed today? I have been checking off and on and have yet to see it today.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to know the condition of the chicks? Is it true that the chicks have died?

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the eaglets alright? She has left the nest so much today.

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was Watching the nest around 1pm Saw what I thought was a Hawk or young eagle swoop into the nest and I think I took a chick ~Mom seems like she does not know what to do on the nest. She's up & down.
Laura In ME

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagle left nest 2:05 p.m., came back 2:10, now just standing looking around, down into nest, it is now 2:21 p.m. Hoped to see a feeding, can't see any chicks either.
April 18
Karen in Denmark
Don't see my post of this morning.
Eagle standing in same spot on side of nest, then settled in.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wednesday, 2pm [est]
I have not been online for a couple of days and was happy to see a parent hunkered in the nest when I logged on.
However, it flew off and left for over 6 minutes, and when it returned with no food and just sat on the edge of the nest without even looking in.
The volume is turned to high and all I hear is the wind blowing. No peeps or chirps from hungry little mouths. It has been over 10 minutes since it left the nest and still has not entered back in. I have a sad feeling this might not have a happy ending.
Is there a chance they will lay another egg or two if this doesn't work out?
Concerned in Plymouth.

2:24 PM  
Blogger PBC MOM said...

I was just on the Handcock sight and read a post that Little WIng and possible sibling are not doing welll after the storm. Anyone heard something to that effect. it appears that everyone at the nest is im pretty good shape.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looked REALLY bad! About 10:00 a.m. PST, I saw something fighting with the Eagle, then looked like it swooped in and stole the baby out of the nest! Please say I am imagining things! This is so incredibly sad after all they have endured!

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I was just wondering if the babies are O.k.. because the mother Eagle keeps flying away. Can you please write back to me so I know they're O.k. Thanks

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Barbie in Holden, ME said...

4/18/07 3:57 PM. This is the second time today I have checked in to find no adult on the nest. Where is Dad? I don't like the chick(s) being left alone so long.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:00 pm Wed. Ive been watching on and off today and have noticed the nest empty alot. Hope the little ones survived!

2:57 PM  
Blogger gigi said...

What has happened? I checked in this am. when I got home from work and there was no one on the nest? Just checked in again, no one on nest.4/18 2:58pm

2:58 PM  
Blogger PBC MOM said...

3:00 PM EDT April 18th. No one is at the nest...

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Sharon said...

Wed afternoon. A little concerned as I don't see either parent on the nest. Wind is just howling, I can only imagine how cold it feels. Hope you have power by now. Will check back later.
ST in Texas

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK I'm worried....where's the mother? I'm new to this site but have been watching for a couple weeks.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom away from the nest way, way too long. Something has happened.
Not sure what I saw fly into the nest around 1pm
Laura

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 3:15 p.m., and I haven't seen either the mother or the father on the nest in at least 20 minutes... where did they go?? Are the chicks okay??? Is it possible to leave the chicks alone for so long???
Linda

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I began watching from Montana at about 12:15 and at 12:28 (MDST) Parent flew off and now at 1:14 (almost an hour later, there is still no activity) Has something occurred that I am not aware of?????
4-18-07.Sheila, Bigfork, MT

3:15 PM  
Blogger Marguerite said...

Momma or Poppa have been off the nest for a while - hope all is okay. 4/18 3:15pm EST

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

It is 3:08P. Seems like the nest has been unattended a lot today. I know the weather is a lot warmer there today but I am worried for the young. What's up??

Has anyone seen an exchange on the nest today? I have only seen one at a time and do not know if it is the same one. They sit on the edge of the nest a long time before getting into the nest, even though they have been absent from the nest for a while. Haven't observed this behavior before. Almost like the one eagle is missing the mate and looking....

Once again, I am worried. Hope a blogger can fill me in on just what they think is going on and if they have observed any behavior that they think is not common.

Anna

3:18 PM  
Blogger PBC MOM said...

3:17PM EDT April 18. Still one on the nest???? :(

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been checking into the cam since about 2:30 off an on and I'm hoping that it's just the angle of the camera and the wind blowing, but I have not seen an adult eagle on the nest and it is now 3:20pm. Has anyone else observed this??

3:19 PM  
Blogger PBC MOM said...

April 18 3:27 EDT parent returns... looks like is tearing apart a small rodent--mouse?? Looks in the nest bowl but does not feed the chick(s).

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/16

Norfolk eaglets okay. Parents are feeding. Two boys and a girl - the female is the older one. They have a much easier life than our Maine babies.

3:34 PM  
Blogger PBC MOM said...

APRIL 18...Wing ... do you know what is going on? Are the chick(s) ok?????? I am alittle worried. Parent seems to be looking in the nest....

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well something is definitely wrong. I said I would not look the rest of the day but I cannot help it....what I am presuming to be the female keeps leaving for extended periods of time and when she returns she just looks into the nest bowl with no feedings noted. 3:36 p.m.
Have not seen two adult eagles on nest at all. Hope to hear about what Wing thinks has happened.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Frances said...

It is so good to see that the wind seems to have abated somewhat. I love the close up view of the nest that we now have. I see Dad standing there looking around, but no sign of Mom. I hope she's not too far away.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Barbie in Holden, ME said...

4/18/07 3:35 PM OK, now I am getting VERY worried. One parent (can't tell which one) sitting on the edge of the nest, but again no feeding going on. He/she occasionally looks into nestbowl, but mainly keeps looking out over the ocean. I thought I (may) have seen a small head, but with the wind blowing as it is, I can't say for sure. I sure hope everything is OK.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Barbie in Holden, ME said...

4/18/07 3:46 PM Parent left the nest once again.

3:45 PM  
Blogger nj said...

3:50 PM WED. Nest is still empty.

3:46 PM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

4-18-07 15:50 (EDT)

This is just too sad to watch.

By now everyone has probably gone through a box of tissues.

Personally, I'm holding out for another mating between the parents - there's still time for another clutch of eggs.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

update 3:45pm

go in from work and just tuned in

parents are gone, in fact, no one has been at nest for quite a while

i'm hoping Frosty and Windy are ok but this is not a good sign

what has happened?

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Mary in Memphis, TN. I have checked in several times today and have only seen one parent at the nest and then not sitting in the nest. I don't think the chick(s) survived the storm. It is now just after 2:45 p.m. central daylight time and one of the parents was just there (looking dejected) and did not even sit in the nest, just looked down and then flew off again. Someone made the comment that with the nest moving around like it is, could be kind of upsetting. I don't believe it is the nest moving around, it is the tree that the camera is in that is moving around. The nest tree is pretty solid and doesn't move that much I don't think. Comments from someone else?

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've seem no one sitting on the nest since morning, although i've seen mom/dad come sit on the side of the nest periodically. did we lose the kids in the nor'easter?

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:01 PM NEST IS STILL EMPTY. Doesn't look good.

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/18 - 3:57pm

No eagles on the nest. Wind is very strong.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:00 pm EDT Oh, how I wish for some news. I've not seen a parent sitting on the nest all day. I've seen a parent (I think dad) visit the nest a few times, and look down into the nest, and tip-toe around the nest, and eat left-overs at the nest, but I haven't seen feeding of the chicks, or a parent settled over the chicks for more than a few minutes in five hours (true, I have not been watching every minute, but still...). Wing, we hang on your updates, and are looking forward to the next one following your visit to the site.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the eagle and young?

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tuned in around 2:15 PM (mountain time) and both birds were off the nest. About 10 minutes later one returned, ate for about 5 minutes, stood around for another 5 minutes, and then flew off. Now, about 30 minutes later, the nest is still empty. This doesn't seem very good for the chick(s) considering the high winds, does it?

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:12 AZ time. Does it seem to anyone else that the parents are spending a lot of time OFF the nest today? Every time I check, no one's there... Is it that warm today that the chicks don't get cold?

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Memlili said...

4:10 EDT, April 18 ~ Major surprise to see an empty nest. I haven't seen that myself since before the storm. Things are definitely improving here, though the wind gusts right on the shore are pretty fierce. But the weather forecasters keep telling us the weather will be sunny and maybe even 60' on Saturday. Let's hope they are right!

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sooo sad....wonder how many other birds and animals didnt survive the storm...

4:15 PM  
Blogger gigi said...

4/18 4:22pm Checked in again, still no on nest. I'm scared.:[

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has something happened to the chicks? I haven't seen either of the parents at the nest more than a few times today.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/18 - 4:25 - still no eagle on nest.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:20 PM Wed. 18th I've got a terrible feeling, mom or dad flew off nest at approximately between 2:30 and 3:00. Returned around 3:30 with food, ate (no feeding of chicks) did not get into nest like laying on babies :o( Then flew off, it's 4:22 and still no adult on the nest......wind is still blowing terribly. I guess we won't know for sure until things calm down, has been a few long horrible days in Maine. Keep praying everyone and if anything did happen to these babies, we can't say mom and dad didn't give it there all!!! Wendy in Maine

4:26 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

What is going on at nest?? I have checked in 4 times today and NO parent on nest 3 of the 4 times. it is now 4:25 P.M. EST and there isnt a parent in sight. I am trying not to become alarmed over this. has anyone else witnessed the parents being away over a prolonged period today?

4:29 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

It looks to me like disaster may have struck "our" eagle family. The nest has been empty for long time periods since at least early today. When an adult does return to the nest, it shows none of the parenting behaviors usually evident from this pair. Instead of carefully inspecting the nest bowl (presumably the chicks, and the eggs before they were chicks), the adult now pays little attention to what's going on in the nest. It will often stand to one side for a long while before settling down into the nest. Even the settling process has changed, with the eagle no longer displaying the elaborate, somewhat awkward care it always showed when we knew eggs or chicks were present.

Something happened at 12:56 pm eagle time -- something flew in very swiftly, talons just touching the nest bowl, and was gone, all in an instant. It looked like another eagle, but the whole thing happened so quickly, I couldn't tell if the eagle (?) tried or managed to take something from the nest.

At present the nest has been empty for 35 minutes. Before that, the nest was empty for an hour, then one of the parents returned with food. It fed for 7 minutes, then for the next 9 minutes it stood at the side of the nest, looking around, glancing occasionally down into the nest bowl, before flying off at 3:42. I saw nothing that looked like it was attempting to feed chicks.

I have also not seen both adults together, even briefly, or heard them calling to each other, since yesterday. This makes me wonder if something has happened to one of them as well?

I hope I'm wrong, but at this point I can't be optimistic.

Does anyone have any reliable information about what's happening?

(Note: 4:30 pm eagle time, and an adult just flew in. I still haven't learned how to tell them apart.)

4:31 PM  
Blogger nhjudi said...

04-18-07 4:28pm
I looked in at 3:57pm and nest was empty. I just checked back at 4:28pm and it is empty. Does anyone know how long it has been empty? I'm getting concerned.
Also, I keep getting an invalid password message when I try to submit a blog and I have to go in and reregister each time. What am I doing wrong?

4:35 PM  
Blogger nancyoncapecod said...

thought everyone was missing! logged in twice today and no eagles around! WHEW, one just flew onto nest (still dont know male from female unless they are in nest together...both are having "bad hair day" today!) HANG ON! ITS STILL WINDY!! (camera remains slightly off center)

4:35 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Mom has been gone for quite some time...looks like dad just flew in and is looking around. Are the kids okay?

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the eaglets?

4:40 PM  
Blogger nhjudi said...

04-18-07 4:41pm
OK I just saw an adult come by and check on the nest. It satyed for about 2 minutes then took off again.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what has happened ?? we are sick about it .Something happened to the babies??

4:41 PM  
Blogger CindyP said...

OK, I'm a little worried. Got home from work at 4:20PM (EST) and turned the Eagle Cam on. No adult on the nest for a solid 10 minutes, which I thought was unusual.
Finally an adult arrived, and looked down into the nest a couple of times. There was no attempt to feed a chick or sit on a chick for warmth. The adult is just sitting on the edge of the bowl.

At 4:39PM, the adult flew away.

I can't watch at work, so I don't know if something happened earlier. Fearing the worst, but hoping the best.

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so sad

it looks like mom is at the nest, gazing, looking down, then gazing around some more

she instinctively wants to cover her children, but then stands back up

i believe she realizes that her young have died

she flies away

such a terrible storm, even strong willed Frosty and Windy were unable to overcome

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:44 pm wed. Parent flew into nest but stayed just a minute. I can only see l/2 of the nest so Im hoping they are on the other side.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It 4:40 p.m. April 18
I was on earlier, nest empty. Came back around 4:20 or so, nest empty then eagle landed. Did same thing as last 3 times I watched and posted, stood to right side looking around, sometimes down under by her feet. This time she didn't go settle down after awhile on nest, flew off. Haven't seen babies bobbing, getting worried, especially no posts so far saying someone saw a feeding.
Karen in Denmark

4:45 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

4:31 P.M. EST parent arrives at nest sits on right side looking all around never sits down on nest and flies away at 4:42 P.M. EST. It is now 4:52 P.M. EST and parent has not returned.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/18 - 4:50pm - still no eagle on nest.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous MB in Portland, ME said...

4/18/07 4:54pm EST

An adult finally returned to the nest this morning, but as I checked the nest periodically throughout the day, it seemed there was no eagle on the nest for long periods off and on from morning until now. There is a definite change in the eagles' behavior. A short while ago I connected to the cam to find an eagle standing in the nest, and stood there for several minutes without any sign of feeding a chick. The next time I looked, the eagle was gone.

It feels like the nest had been empty more often today than it's had an adult eagle in it.

I'm getting more and more concerned. I'm really hoping someone has seen a feeding today!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

5:P.M EST Still no parent on nest.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from Bigfork, MT
After watching for quite some time I am fearful that the chicks have been lost. 4-18-07 afternnon (MDST)12:28 leaves nest and does not return until 1:26 at which time parent is feeding self and occasionally looking into nest, but is not feeding any chicks nor are any chicks seen.
1:42 leave nest
2:30 returns, sits on eds, looking around, occasionally into nest but no chicks seen and no feeding by parent.
2:39 leaves nest appearing to fly straight down towards bottom of tree. (?Chicks fall out of nest/)
2:50 returns to nest edge, same behavious-no chicks seen
2:52 leaves nest again flying straight down to bottom area of tree.
Too sad, but will continue to monitor.
Sheila Buswell, Bigfork, MT

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a note to let you know what i observed today. I wrote a few blogs earlier so I'll list happenings from 9:40 on. At 9:40 landed on nest laid on bowl at 9:55, left nest at 10:55 came back at 12:00, left again at 12:15 while I was writting a blog about previous behavior, came back at 12:45 and stood at the side of the nest layed down around 1:05. At 2:10 no one was on the nest and Eagle landed right then stood at side of nest til 2:20 Started pecking or something in the bowl and then laid in nest, 2:28 left nest again did not return til 3:27, had back to camera looked like it was eating, flew off at 3:43. Returned at 4:30 left at 4:40. I keep the 15 second update on all day and each time the eagle came back I would put it on live feed to see if there was any feeding of baby. Did not see any feeding today at all. I am heartsick knowing that this could mean Lil Wing didn't make it. I hope my observations helped. Cyndi in Gray

5:08 PM  
Blogger Maggie from Newtown CT said...

5pm. I wonder if the chicks did not survive the storm... I saw an empty nest at 7am this morning before a bird flew onto it & just stood there, picking at a few things before taking off again. I turned it on again about an hour ago and saw the nest empty again. A bird flew over & just looked around before leaving, and none has been back. This is sad.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/18 - 5:10pm - still no eagle on nest. Now I am really getting worried.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Maggie from Newtown CT said...

5pm. I wonder if the chicks did not survive the storm... I saw an empty nest at 7am this morning before a parent flew onto it & just stood there, picking at a few things before taking off again. I turned it on again about an hour ago and saw the nest empty again. A parent stopped by & just looked around before leaving, and none has been back. This is sad.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

5:15 P.M. EST STILL NO PARENT on nest. I am in fear something is wrong here!?

5:15 PM  
Blogger cyn said...

notice the nest empty alot today...
did not see any feedings???? are our babies ok???? has anyone seen them today.....i pray all is ok...

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

April 18
So hard watching dad keep coming to the nest and looking so lost today. Too hard to watch this empty nest at the end of this day.

5:26 PM  
Blogger rob said...

The response from viewers to this terrific eagle cam is encouraging. I made a small $25 donation to help fund it, as have many other viewers, no doubt. But folks, there is a bigger task at hand. This killer mercury pollution must be stopped.
If you love these eagles and this webcam as much as it sounds you do, then start lobbying your members of Congress to slap a tax on gasoline, maybe $1 per gallon, and use the proceeds to put scrubbers on the coal-fired electric power plants in this country. The technology exists, but the willingness to implement it does not.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is 4:30 PM EST. Where are the eagles? Problems today? I am worried.

5:30 PM  
Blogger dlaurels said...

What did you do -- scare them away? No one on nest forever,

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was watching the eagle cam about 4:25 EDT and I think the male was sitting on the edge of the nest stayed there about 5 mins then flew away and no eagles have returned and it has been over an hour. I have been checking in not watching all the time. :-(

5:32 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

OH my gosh - have I been watching an empty nest all afternoon???? Everytime I come back it appears unchanged. Please tell it is isn't true! I am so worried, I actually feel sick to my stomach.

So worried in Manhattan, Illinois.
Lynn

5:36 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

5:40 P.M. EST STILL NO parent on nest. I am in fear that something has happened to the eaglet chick.

5:39 PM  
Blogger nj said...

5:45 pm wed. nest is empty

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the eagles? Why aren't they on the nest? Does this mean the babie(s) didn't make it thru the storm?

5:42 PM  
Anonymous BarbL said...

The nest has been empty for about an hour now. It's still pretty windy - hope everybody is ok.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

Are you going to move the position of the camera back to its original position? There is not much to look at right now
love the site

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:45 Central
No one on the nest!I've been watching the still shot for about 15 min, no adult on the nest
Geez, this is nerve wracking
what happened?
DJC

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

04/18 @ 16:44

What is happening ... no eagles, no blogs? Every time I have checked today the nest has been empty for long periods of time (before noon & late afternoon and again now). An adult will return, sit on the edge a little while and take off again. Please, somebody post and state that you have witnessed a feeding/sign of chick activity/nesting today!

I am truly worried ...

JAM in IL

5:47 PM  
Blogger cyn said...

i am soooooo sad.....not sure but feel we have lost our lil eaglets thro the storm.....the nest has been empty for 2 hours now.....saw the female earlier just looking and looking into the nest....this pair has been thro so much....i pray that it is not true but feel they would not leave their babies alone for this long.....

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been watching for about 45 minutes now and no birds. Has something happened to them? It is now 5:49 pm, 4-18-2007.

5:50 PM  
Blogger dlaurels said...

What happened? I haven't seen anyone on the nest for hours.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:54 PM There has been no parent in the nest for at least an hour. Could this mean that the chicks did not survive the storm?

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a bad feelling that the babies are gone due to a lack of food. No parent at nest almost the entire day. . . Wing where are you???? We need information. . .

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:00 pm central Still no adult on the nest....
DJC

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/18/07: 4:05 MDST
I know Wing is out of the office today and that is why we are getting any feedback, but it appears the nest is abandoned. It has been over 1 hour and there has been no activity there. I am so sad for the people who have worked so hard on this project and only hope that they nest again before the season is over.
Sheila Buswell, Bigfork, MT

6:07 PM  
Anonymous judym said...

4/18 5pm CDT
Has anyone seen a parent in the nest in last 4 hours? I haven't seen either parent nor do I see any little heads boucing up in the nest. I'm worried something has happened. However, we can only see the left side of the nest. Perhaps we just can't see them.

6:08 PM  
Blogger JoeBlow said...

I got nothing - no Mama, no Dada, no Bebes...it has been over 15 minutes.

I hope we are all OK!!

8o(

6:09 PM  
Blogger JoAnn said...

What is going on. Why do the eagles leave the nest for a long period of time? Did the chicks make it through the storm?

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:15 pm central time
Adult ( I think mom) is back
standing on the nest
Doesn't look interested in settling in..
DJC

6:17 PM  
Blogger nj said...

6:24 pm Wed. Looks like the mom is back but just standing looking around. She looks lost. I have not seen her get in the nest nor feed the babies. So sad after such a battle.

6:20 PM  

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