Thursday, April 12, 2007

A note about the storm

As many of you have posted we are in the middle of a strong spring storm with wet snow. If you see the image all white tomorrow that means the lens is covered in snow. The camera is also is a rural area that frequently looses power. If power is lost on site then the camera will be off line until it comes back on.

If the camera is off line I will work to get it back and running ASAP, but I we may all have to wait until power is restored.

Lets hope none of this happens!

Wing, BRI

128 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spotty power outages in the coastal area tonight, but not widespread ~ yet. Wet snow, but temps still above freezing at 9:00 pm EDT

8:59 PM  
Blogger BA said...

At last pics I saw momma shaking the snow and rain off herself. She was hanging tight so far. I'm just glad she has a fully belly to get her thru the night. Does anyone know where does the dad go and why isn't he huddled in there with her and the lil' one?
Please God hurry up with this storm!!!!

9:01 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Thanks for the great posting about this event.
I can't believe how hooked I am on watching the drama.

I'm worried about the storm with high winds....

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wing- admit it... you enjoy torturing us!

Snow, sleet, and adversity be damned... "Little Wing" will prevail! (I hope)

I must say, I was thrilled to get my letter of thanks from BRI in the mail today for my donation- signed *in person* by Wing. Maybe if they knew this, all the other eagle groupies would send in their dough!

Let's all hope it's a good weekend. Damn snow!

Angie in Mass.

9:13 PM  
Blogger eli said...

This is so exciting..a miracle!

9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fore warning about the power. I think by now most of us are pretty in turn to the weather and its effect on the camera. Thanks so much for keeping us imformed and for the great pictures. I agree that the little one should be named Little Wing. You and BRI staff are great. I will be praying for a safe night for the eagles. Thanks again. If there is no cam if you can give us verbal updates as you get them will help. Patty

9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

California Kid

Those poor birds are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope this storm passes quickly. It sounds terrable there right now and the last pictures we saw were rough. The nest was rocking wildly in the wind. Any chance of posting a weather button on tha page of a town nearby. It would be interesting to see what the weather is. Thanks for all you do.

A.D.

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, do what you can! We appreciate the updates. Keep us informed of the storm and how the eagles are faring. Right now, I think the camera is online, but I am not getting a piture. The sound is up. :) Sounds like the wind has slowed some.

WE APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE AND EVERYTHING YOU WILL CONTINUE TO DO! I think I speak for all us bloggers.

Krumm (9:45 PM EDT)

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thurs,12th 9:50
Can hear the brutal wind and sea but the screens are black. I wish these eagles would get a break in the weather.... :(
Maggie in NH

9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/12/07 9:57 p.m. Just spent an hour catching up on the blogs. Gone two days, no computer and look what happens! How exciting! Just amazing. Still cam and live link dark, but I can hear the wind blowing hard. Let's hope they make it through this awful spring storm.

Thanks Wing and BRI for a great opportunity to witness nature's miracles. Little Wing is so appropriate!

Aren't we lucky to witness this?

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Patti said...

It's 10:00 P.M.(est) and no video. There is sound though and it sounds horrible!! I hope they're hangin on tight! Poor babies!

10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay enough with the storms already!!! We all need Spring! I'll bet Little Wing is surely being ROCKED to sleep tonight!!!

I looked in earlier, maybe around 8:30 pm or so and the wind and rain was unreal!! The camera was not even pointing the the nest!!!

I feel so badly for Mom and Dad - so much bad weather and now a new little baby to protect! If they have gotten this far, I'm sure they will manage just fine tonight-just wish things would calm down for them!!

Goodnight Little Wing :) WE LOVE YOU!!!

11:09 EDT
Highland Lakes, NJ

11:10 PM  
Blogger Tam said...

This has been such a wonderful experience watching the eagles and I was so disappointed when I read the title to the blog that said "Nest Failure" ... then, being a newcomer to bird behavior and observation, I noticed what looked like behavior that was "different" ... It was so wonderful and promising to learn of the new chick! I have been watching from Florida's west coast .... after having lived years in Maine and missing our feathered friends. This has been so much a part of my day (I leave the site up while I am at work) and have found myself unable to ignore the magesty of simple observation of this marvelous expression of nature. Thank you Bald Eaglecam and all of those who help to make it so.

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:22 PM and the wind is really howling. No video at this time.I thought I'd come up and check in on the new family, but all I can hear is the roaring of the storm. That nest, tree, camera, and family will have to hang on for dear life tonight. Hope the morning is calm and much friendlier. The weather has put everything to the test this season.

11:26 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

4/12
11:30 PM Just returned from the Sabre's hockey game and went right to the computer to check the on our Eagle family. It appears that the storm is fairly severe. It is difficult to make out much of anything due to what I believe is wet snow on the cam. The audio is up and running. Sounds very windy. It's hard to think about this precious miracle weathering a storm like this so early in its young life. I'm sure I am not alone in praying for the best. It will be a long night.
Chris
Grand Island, NY

11:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning All,

It is 11:45 PM as I write this and it is snowing like crazy, worried about our mom and baby.

I have just tried to check into the forum to see what is going on and I get a page telling me that the page can not be displayed. Don't know what to think of it. Would somebody from the forum please post the address again, I so enjoy reading everyone's comments.

Wing, you and your crew have done a super wonderful job and we are very happy for you as well as us over the hatch of this little eaglet. We all commend you.

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:50 PM Just checked in on mom and the wind is howling and blowing that tree all over the place, I can see mom's head and she's right there where I knew she would be. I hope that she and baby can stay warm enough to get through this miserable weather.

11:52 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

4/13
12:01 AM Eastern Time

The cam image has partially cleared. The image is bouncing around quite a bit from the wind but I can see the Y shaped branch clearly and can make out Mom hunkered down in the nest bowl. She is an amazing parent. The audio is still quite noisy from the wind but not as extreme as it was a half hour ago. I pray that the storm moves through by daylight.

Chris

12:03 AM  
Anonymous Memlili said...

12:10am EDT April 13 ~ Storm is mostly rain now where I am on the coast of Hancock County. I can see an eagle on the nest getting quite a ride in this wind. Temperature is nearly 40 degrees.

12:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:30am and it is so hard to watch he/she ride this storm out. Is this a typical storm with such high winds on the coast? I do not see any snow at this time but the winds are maintaining very high gusts. I will pray for them tonight....

12:35 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

As I look out my window here in Maine at 1 A.M. I see a foot of snow but we are not getting the winds that this poor eagle is enduring to save her young from death. I cannot believe the winds that have pelted her for hours now. Did we ever realize the extent as to what wildlife will go through to protect their young? I pray she will make it through to the light of day. How long the night must seem. My night is sleepless as I am glued to the monitor, willing her to make it through. Thank you Wing and BRI for giving me the opportunity to watch yet another phrase of their life and an even deeper respect for all wildlife tonight. It has been a hard thing for me to watch but I have gained a deeper understanding of what an eagle must endure on their journey through life.

Anna

1:19 AM  
Anonymous Redetta said...

10:20pm AZ 4/12

Ferocious winds! The sound shrieks, I had to turn the volume down. I see some white of eagle head down low. Wow! What animals have to endure.

1:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 1:30 am I looked and it looks really bad, cold and windy. I hope they will be alright. Hard to imagine the cold and wind watching from Orlando Florida.

1:29 AM  
Anonymous Bev said...

April 12

I briefly monitored the cam tonight. Boy what a storm.
for awhile it was hard to see but a 9:52 mountain time she was perservering . I don't think I have ever seen it like that.

11:30 mountain time she is laying low. What a trooper. It is not as bad but still windy and raining. I am keeping them close in my prayers tonight.

You are all up before me so I know everything will be fine.

1:31 AM  
Blogger bellivi5150 said...

I just logged on from CA the time is 10:10PM PST. OMG the winds are so horribly wicked they are absolutely howling. Living in California and dealing with the Santa Ana Winds frequently by what I'm hearing I'm guessing at least 45+ MPH. The wind was so bad I turned the sound off because it was giving me a really sick feeling in the pit of my stomach knowing that baby is in the nest. I can't tell who's hunkered down but I hope they are keeping the new baby warm. Hope things ease up and soon.

1:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-13-07 1:28 AM Early Friday morning......Thanx Wing for explaining what could happen with this storm, I just checked on nest and god love Mom she tucked down and keeping that baby covered, very windy there right now and lightning all around her, doesn't appear to be any snow on nest as of now, only white I can see is her head!! Wendy in Maine

1:34 AM  
Blogger bellivi5150 said...

I just logged on from CA the time is 10:30 PM PST. OMG the winds are so horribly wicked they are absolutely howling. Living in California and dealing with the Santa Ana Winds frequently by what I'm hearing I'm guessing at least 45+ MPH. The wind was so bad I turned the sound off because it was giving me a really sick feeling in the pit of my stomach knowing that brand new baby is in the nest. I can't tell who's hunkered down in the nest but I hope they are keeping the new baby warm. Hope things ease up and soon.

1:35 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

4/13
1:41 AM Eastern time

Mom continues to be crouched down in nest. Continues to be windy and snow seen streaming down in front of cam lense. Radar for the area shows snow moving northward. Praying for clearing soon.

Signing off for tonight.

Chris
Grand Island, NY

1:44 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

4/13
2:45 AM Eastern time

Couldn't sleep. Checked Eagle Cam. Wind has died down considerably. Video clearer. Mom huddled down in nest. She is one super lady! Snow seems to be letting up. Audio much less effected by wind. Radar shows snow moving out of the area. Hopefully the worst is over.

Chris
Grand Island, NY

2:47 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

It is a little after 3:30 A and I cannot see Mrs. in the nest. I pray she has hunkered down so low that I just cannot see her but I am so worried. The night weather has been horrendous here in Maine and the last time I noticed her was around 2. At no time has she made any noise.....just the sound of the horrible wind all night. I have been working on the computer, clicked on the window to check on her and she appears gone..Please, God, I hope it is my eyesight.

Anna

3:59 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

4:00 A.M EST Friday morning. Thunder. lightning and rain, seems to be a very bad storm and Parent is NOT on nest!!!! OMG how is this baby going to survive this? Am watching closely for parents return.

4:07 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

It is 4:08 and the screen has gone out....Power outage at the nest, I presume. My eyes have been glued to what appears an empty nest....let's hope she has burrowed deep within it till the storm passes...yet....I am sick with worry.

Anna

4:12 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

4:12 A.M EST Friday,still observing no parent on nest and have now lost cam video. Just black screen.

4:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From 5 a.m. to 5:50, I can see part of the nest but no eagle. I'm hoping she/he are still there. I live northwest of the nest site and we have about eleven inches of heavy wet snow. These magnificent birds have had to endure the harshest spring in many years.

Pam

5:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^6 a.m. Can still only see half of the webcam picture, but do see eagle sitting on a limb or the edge of the nest. I'm not sure either was on the nest earlier.

Pam

6:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The camera is not working this morning. I prayed all night for mom and baby. The winds were horrible last night. Does anyone knows if they are ok? Deb

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6AM on Friday. Half an image is creeping onto the screen. Poor mom/dad looks soggy. Can't get the lower half of the nest so I don't know where baby is. Looks as if the rain has stopped, but without any audio don't know about the wind.
First storm for the the little one, and we all have our fingers crossed. I'm sure mom took good care of baby.

6:03 AM  
Anonymous Memlili said...

6:15am EDT April 13. Here in coastal Hancock County it is wet and chilly but the temperature has apparently remained above freezing for most of the night, since we have just a bit of slush on the ground. It was quite windy last night, but that has calmed down some as well. Eagerly awaiting the return of the camera to learn how our little family fared.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Got a live shot at 6:30 Mom or Dad up and getting the moisture shook off. appeared to look down and check on "Wing" then settled back in. Hopefully the worst is over, the wind isn't howling as bad as last night. I don't know about the rest of you, but, I worried about them all night!!!!!! Think good thoughts

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

update

last night was quite windy and this morning...there is snow in the nest

whoa!

it needs to warm up soon and dad needs to bring in breakfast

looks like eaglet #1 will be facing some challenges, perhaps it will be easier for the next one that hatches

6:51 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

anonymous asked for the address of the personal forum that I created to discuss the Maine Eagle Nest Cam. The forum is temporarily down and hopefully will be back up soon. This is the address for the forum:
http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/index.php?mforum=tdbc

I created a temporary alternate forum site last time this happened and that is where we are currently discussing the nest. :-) Here is the address for it.
http://judykb.org/phpbb/

6:54 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Just checked back in cam is up and running again and parent is on nest. However I am very concerned about the nest having been without a parent as I witnessed around 4:a.M EST this morning during what seemed to be horrific weather. I pray lil' one has survived this terrible night.

6:56 AM  
Blogger Keiko said...

Posted 4/13/07, 6:55 a.m. momma is sitting on the nest it's windy. Haven't seen dad. Let's all hope "Little Wing" makes it through Friday the 13th!

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its 6am CDT in Illinois and mom is hunkered down on the nest. The still cam is showing only half picture, but the live feed is fine. Winds are still howling but not as bad as last night. Be safe eagles. Thanks BRI.

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On video cam, you can see a wet bird, head toward water, hunkered way down hunched over little Wing, occasionally shaking off wetness. He/she is fairly still, looking around some, resigned I am sure to this cold and wet, as so many of us here in Maine have to be. We humans are not "made" to be out in it, protecting our baby from the vagaries of Mother Nature: luckily they are, and are doing a fine job of it.

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the storm has passed but very cold..brrr..hope they are all okay.

Arlington,Texas

7:14 AM  
Anonymous Memlili said...

I am a beginner in learning about eagle behavior, just like most others on here, but I do consider myself something of an expert in regards to living on the coast of Maine (Hancock County), having been here for 36 years now. I thought I would share a couple of things that might help people to feel better.
1. It is almost always windy here. Things are not dead calm this morning, but the wind is not blowing such that those of us who live here would consider it windy. Breezy, maybe, but not windy. Last night was definitely windy.
2. The tall white pines here in Maine are very flexible and move a lot in the wind. Good thing, I would guess, since they are very tall and if they weren't flexible they would snap inthe wind. The website says the nest is 70 feet up in a tree. That tree is going to show a lot of motion, even on a "breezy" day.
3. Wing has noted that this has been a tough spring, weather-wise. Certainly we humans here on the coast agree with him! But this pair has been successful for a long time, and eagles in general seem to be doing well along our coast. It wasn't the weather that put them on the endangered list ~ it was humans. I have to believe they would not continue to nest here on the coast of Maine if they weren't pretty well adapted to the fairly harsh spring weather conditions.
4. Once again I want to nominate Momma Eagle (and all the other mother birds and animals weathering this nasty spring!)as Mothers of the Year for their amazing dedication to their babies. We humans would do well to follow their example!

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Here is a video from yesterday morning around 8:27 a.m. and you can see Lil Wing moving in the beginning of the video clip. :-)

http://judykb.org/meapr12827am.asf

7:29 AM  
Blogger neat said...

4/13 7:22 am EST

A very subdued nest and forlorned look for our eagles after last nights big storm. It doesn't look too good for the weather over the next few days either. Let's hope our family gets to regroup and recoup before the next round and get a good meal in their tummies. Dad and mom talking and now it looks like maybe dad is having some well deserved and needed breakfast.

Anita

7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 4:29 a.m. PST and looks like mom just had a meal of a frozen dinner. Must be left overs from the delivery dad made last night. I guess the baby is getting rumblies in his tumblie after spending such a long, cold night. Mom must be getting ready to feed him again.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

7:30 Yippee Mom up for something to eat and fed baby....only a couple bites but I found it to be a GREAT sign

7:33 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Mother observed eating and feeding baby at 7:30 A.M. EST then settles back down on nest

7:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dad on the nest at 7:25 Hoarse cry when responding to Mom. Dad leaves and Mom finishes more of last nights feathered dinner.I watched the settle behavior into the nest bowl but did not see our eaglet. Now remember I didnt see it til it was pointed out to me either. I imagine that they are deep in the bowl.
4/(dont make me write it)Friday 730am
Annie

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for everything. So worried about this storm but more so about the upcoming storm on Sunday and Monday with 50 mph winds!! Will they be ok?

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:36 AM EDT. I just wish I could take a very warm bath towel and wrap Mom up in it. She appears to be eating something and then (I hope turned to feed Little Wing) She is being very careful walking and sitting so I am praying that Little Wing is ok. What a storm it must have been. Poor dears. Now I know why the Eagle is our national symbol. Strong and Brave. Keep up the good work BRI. I never knew your group existed until I ran into this site. May God Bless your work with these and other birds. Patty

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:40 a.m. Maine
Just came on a few mins. ago to see maybe a tail end of a feeding. Hope so.
Karen in Denmark

7:41 AM  
Blogger TNTalker said...

Bless that mom and dad for their tenacity and care of those young'ins.

Certainly gives one a humble feeling watching what they are having to put up with to be parents.

Thanks Wing for the updates.

TT

7:43 AM  
Anonymous Lori in Penobscot said...

Got to watch a great event yesterday, Thursday, around 3. Mom (I think) started calling and calling, then desperately calling! Finally, another Eagle appeared (a great flurry of activity in the nest), then he hopped to the branch. Apparantly, he brought food, which she started ripping apart and feeding to the chick and herself. Just amazing!!!! Thanks for this opportunity.

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As silly as it is to put human emotions on an eagle, the one sitting on the nest at 7:45 a.m. appears despondent and keeps tucking its head into the nest. I hope the chick survived the night. And now they have to look forward to a wind swept nor'easter coming on Sunday night and Monday with gusts of wind of 50 mph. No matter what happens, these eagles deserve a standing ovation.

Pam

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She looks like she is protecting the little one. Are the criss crossed twigs in the nest like a shelf that sits on without sitting on the little one? Has she started tearing apart prey to feed the chick?

Lucy

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it my imagination or does the eagle sitting at 7:55 a.m. appear to be ill. Wing? Have any opinions?

Pam

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom had a bit of the frozen food (that's sitting on the left rim of the nest) about 20 minutes ago. I guess she's getting JR's breakfast ready for him. They both must be very hungry after spending the night (and all those calories!) trying to keep warm!

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 8am EST and mom isn't moving. Please tell me she is just trying to keep herself and Little Wing warm.

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom just moved her head; Looking a little haggard though.

8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgot to mention, saw report on Channel Six early this morning about the eagle cam and surprise baby.
Friday, April 13th.
Karen in Denmark

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8am The video is working... I see mom hunkered down in the nest... The winds are still strong this morning, but not nearly as bad as last night... I kept thinking of the eagle family all night...
TQuinn

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think we may have lost 1 of the 2 chicks during last night's storm

only 1 was visible early today

no food was delivered to the nest this morning so mom and eaglet had cold leftovers from yesterday

will keep updating

eJane

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Checking on our eagles...someone, probably mom,lying very low, head down. She looks miserable, and hasn't made a noticeable move since I logged on. Hope she is ok.

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's almost 8:30 am. Why isn't the Easle moving? Is she alright? I'm worried, I hope she is just sleeping. Does anyone have any answers? I have been watching for 15 or 20 minutes and no activity. I'm praying she's ok, just tired from the storm.

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lord does hear prayers, she is alright.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parent on nest, boy does he/she look exhausted. A very rough night indeed...
8:31 EDT

8:31 AM  
Blogger gigi said...

just got home from work, checked on eagles one is sleeping in nest . looks like you got more snow. Enough already, these birds need a break.4/13 am

8:32 AM  
Blogger MuddyPawz said...

8:30 am EST - video is on. Poor mama looks like she's been to hell and back. She's soaked and tired. Still protecting that baby!

8:41 AM  
Anonymous judym said...

7:40am CDT
Mom has hardly moved in last half hour. I was very fearful until I saw her head move. She picked up her head and then put it back down again. She looks very wet. Now she is getting up. I hope she and baby are ok. I'm saying my prayers.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Here is some video from around 7:30 a.m. this morning (April 13) and it looks like the chick is given a few bites?

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

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apr 13 8:36am

Momma is huddled down in the nest motionless. Saw her move her head and that's when I started breathing again!! Can't wait to see what's in store of us all today. It is Friday the 13th, but I'm not superstitious ...

--Liz (W,DC)

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Susan Montgomery said...

Mom moved around a little and fed Little Wing around 8:45am from the bird she killed yesterday afternoon.

8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:57 Central time. It appears that Mommy is sleeping after a hard night. I saw her eat about an hour ago, and she fed the little one, too. A well deserved rest today, I hope.

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at 7:30 one of the parents was eating and feeding little wing but I couldn't see him at all. Hope all is well in the nest the adult looked like it was having trouble feeding.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK...its 9:00 a.m.
Has anyone seen a feeding today?, or any movement of Lil' Wing? Mom looks frozen, though I did see her change positions and sit down again like she was being careful.
I have faith in these Eagles as parents, and, lets face it, Lil Wing did weather the other storm in March.
Praying for safe Mom, Dad and Lil Wing!
Heather in Mi

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8am CDT
Has anyone seen Dad this morning? I have been checking for 1.5 hours now and no sign of Dad.

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

And if this isn't enough, a Noreaster due Sunday

9:09 AM  
Anonymous C.carroll said...

8:44am Looks like they weathered this storm ok. Moms been hunkered down over the baby for the last hour. She did get up to eat then turned around to eat a little more but I have not seen her feed the baby yet.

I think everyone should brace them selves, put in their prayers or any thing else you may do to wish for someone’s safety. Last night was a mild northeaster dumping 7 inches of snow here, and more further inland. Along the coast there is little to none. The coast of Maine is normally windier than inland. Gusts along the coast can double inland gust.

From what the weather stations and websites around here are saying, we are in for a really hard northeaster on Sunday through Monday. There could be hurricane force winds along the coast and snow measured in feet in the mountains. If it hits like they are saying, this storm will be a real test of endurance. There were a few harsh storms for them last year but, I thing this one is going to top them all.

I have the highest hopes for these guys, but if like us your watching with your children you should explain to them what could be, so if tragedy does come to these/this eaglet/s (I am still hoping there is 2) they will be prepared instead of being shocked. Big pines on the coast can snap like twigs under hurricane wind. I have worked on coastal homes for more than 20 years, and storms like they are predicting can be brutal. So send these parents your strength. Hope for the best but be prepared for the worst..

Sir Lance sending well wishes to these brave parents and their young.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/13

Is it possible that mom/or dad was simply not easily seen because of the storm. Looking at the way she is sitting now, if she had her head down I think it would be really difficult to tell if she was on the nest during the night. I can't imagine they would have abandoned the nest for any length of time with a baby in it. These parents are just too dedicated.

And how do you folks in Maine deal with the constant severe weather? It seems in the year I have been watching the cam, the few good days could be counted on two hands.

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Memlili said...

Just remember that the lower mom hunkers down into the nest, the less the wind can get to her. If you look at the archived photos on the website you will see one of her last year looking really unhappy, because the weather was wet and nasty! It is one of my favorite shots, as if she would like to say, "How did I get myself into this?!"

9:30 AM  
Blogger Maura said...

I think Lil Wing is a perfect name for the hatchling. It's also a song by Jimi Hendrix:

Well shes walking through the clouds
With a circus mind thats running round
Butterflies and zebras
And moonbeams and fairy tales
Thats all she ever thinks about
Riding with the wind.
When Im sad, she comes to me
With a thousand smiles, she gives to me free
Its alright she says its alright
Take anything you want from me, anything
Anything.
Fly on little wing.

If another hatchling appears, we can call him/her Jimi!

9:30 AM  
Anonymous SYMontgomery said...

I was so worried about the eagle family last night. Even when I couldn't see anything on the cam, I remained present and wishing them the best. This morning, I awoke and tuned in first thing. Yes, I am amazed at the dedication and devotion this family has to each other. I will be an avid supporter and sending as much best wishes and comfort as possible as they weather this storm throughout the weekend and beyond. Thank you BRI! My husband and I will be sending a baby gift (donation) in the next few days.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Redetta said...

6:54am AZ, 4/13

She is very wet looking, but is now up on the side of the nest eating leftovers! Plus feeding the baby.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

It is 9:45 A. and I am just getting my power back after being out for three hours. It is so wonderful to have bloggers that can keep us up to date. Mom looks haggard but she is certainly a trooper! I was so worried when I observed an empty nest in the night. Maybe the young was covered up like she covered the eggs to protect them and was not seen by the fly-over. I sure hope Lil' Wing is okay. The wind is blowing her feathers but, though cold, it will help to dry them, I think. She really needs to regroup before the next storm. Darn!! Thanks to all for the info.

Anna

9:57 AM  
Blogger KateAZ said...

She is feeding Little Wing right now, and eating herself. So great that the chick survived!

9:57 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

April 13, 9:55a.m. Eastern time zone.
Mom up and eating, also feeding baby scraps of yesterdays bird (crow) kill.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

I can't believe I missed the storm!
at 9:58 EDT Eagle is sitting on left side of nest, looking a bit bedraggled, but eating with gusto, and occasionally reaching over and despositing food (I supposed into Lil Wing's mouth). Then settled back onto nest, back to camera.

I've added a link to my blog and encouraged readers to donate as well.

10:01 AM  
Anonymous SusieJ said...

9:54 AM EDT: Mom feeds herself and chick from yesterday's leftovers. Anyone seen Dad lately?

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Memlili said...

Just before 10:00am EDT I caught a glimpse of Mom chowing down AND feeding baby! Yay!

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friday 9:56 a.m. Maine time
Parent ripping up bird and eating and feeding the little one. Can't see the little one.
9:59 a.m. she settles back down over the baby.
janet in Maine

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:58 a.m.EDT Eagle on nest just ate quite heartily.I did not see her feed baby. So glad she is up - the motionless behavior earlier this morning had me worried.

Haven't seen other bird (Dad?) since watching off and on from 7:10 a.m. on.
DK Portland, ME

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom on nest feeding from leftovers (last nites catch)I see her acting as tho she is giving food to the 'bowl' but i do not see chick.This is the same as this morning at 730 am. I did see Dad on the nest this morning for whomever was asking (see above post about hoarse voice.)
More drama today...
4/13/07 10am
Annie

10:02 AM  
Blogger tpb said...

Another feeding just before 10AM Friday. It is so incredible to watch the mom (?) tear into the carcass with such ferocity and then gently place a morsel in the chick's mouth. I am entranced. 5 inches of snow fell where I am in Waldo county and howling winds but I think it is warming up and doesn't look so bad in Hancock county. Come on Spring!

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so excited ~ I am originally from Maine and this is so great!!! Thank you to all of those who make this possible. Cudos to you all !

Such a wonderful sight to watch ! Im hooked

My sister in TN called me last night to tell me all about this site ~ Ive passed the link on to many today at work ~ Connecticut is watching!

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Patti said...

It's 10:00 A.M. - Mom got up and had some food but I didn't see her feed the little one. I hope it's OK. I couldn't bear listening to that wind last night. She's such a mess this morning. Can't we give her a cleaning and a blow dry??! Poor things. I'll be checking in all day - waiting to see Dad somewhere?
Patti in PA

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-13-07 Friday 10:17 am Dad just calling out to Mom, could hear her near and Dad fed baby at aproximately 10 am maybe lil before that, then settled back down! Sure sounds like dad on nest, hoarse, cant tell by feathers as they haven bad hairday lol Wendy in Maine :o)

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 952am it looked like I saw another feeding/eating from the old carcass. At the time I thought it was Dad because he seemed to limp. I just checked in again at 10:17am April 13th and Dad is on the nest and calling. Was there a nest change while I was away or was it him the whole time? Kay

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been watching since 4 am. I rereviewed the first feeding this morning as kindly provided by earlier blogger, but I cannot see the chick like I did yesterday. She might have looked in the bowl but I cannot say with confidence I saw her feeding the chic. Mom was eating. I heard dad call out around 730ish EST, but he never came to the nest with fresh food. The second feeding I did not see any feeding of the chick either. We in Central New York are wishing for the best.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Sharon Ann said...

I can not begin to tell you how much we all LOVE to watch the Eagles. It has been an experience my kids will never forget.This morning we got to see Mommy feeding her little one.The weather is looking bad but Mother Nature has a way with making it all right. We hope. Thanks for all you do !!!
Nana and her kids

10:23 AM  
Anonymous linda2 said...

Fri 10:15 am EDT
I am in northern NH (Jackson), we got a lot of wet snow but now it is sunny & warm here, looks like light snow or rain there but should stop soon. Another storm none of us needed, but it is not nearly as cold as it was in Feb & March.
Bedraggled Mom on nest, calling back & forth with dad.
I agree Little Wing is the best name.
guess there are 2 Lindas now - I have to go dig out.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:16 am EDT first time this morning I have heard the eagle on the nest vocalize at all . (I have been coming and going) She is throwing back her head and crying out, then looking around.
10:27 no response to her calls. Prayers that he is okay.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

So glad you guys saw her feeding Lil' Wing this morning... I was preparing myself for the worst after I learned of the "missing" parent. We do make a great team... watching when we can and updating when we can. I love Jimi and thought the name was perfect too. You've got my vote for Jimi being the next name in line. Sounds like we can finally all breathe a sigh of relief. *sigh* :)

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Bev said...

I hav e been following Blackwater Refuge site and the chicks have a gullet around the neck area that food is stored in. So if a few feedings are missed they have a food supply. I also am hopin g for hte best.

April 13 8:50 mountain time

10:52 AM  
Blogger dbloseven said...

Ohhh... this is so awesome! Being originally from Bangor I am so excited to be following our ME Eagle Cam!!

Now I live in So Cal and it looks like our Santa Barbara Eagle cam egg is in the process of hatching right now!! The bowl is shallow and the camera angle is high enough to see down into the nest. We are so excited and glued to the computer!!

http://chil.vcoe.org/eagle_cam.htm

dbloseven

10:53 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

4/13 11:05 AM Eastern Time

Many thanks to my fellow bloggers for keeping all of us up to date. I finally fell asleep from exhaustion (and worry) at 4:00 AM. I was relieved to read the blogs from earlier this morning that Mom, Dad and baby have been accounted for and are doing what they do best...surviving despite the challenging elements.

I am especially appreciative to bloggers who are "more local" then myself in western NY for providing precipation and temperature updates. It is comforting to know that the temperatures have risen despite the cam showing rather dismal conditions. I try to keep watch on the radar in the area. I realize we do not have the exact location of the nest for security purposes. I would gather that its relative location would be somewhere on the coast, east of Auburn or Waterville. Please let me know if I am watching the correct spot on the radar.

Have to leave the computer for a while. I will check back later.

Chris
Grand Island, NY

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Claudia Chittum from Virginia says. Good luck....

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

On a light hearted note....we could all use one.....

A blogger was inquiring how we Mainers could put up with the winters here, well, many don't....they flee to the warmer states but a comic from Maine once said..."If you carn't stand the wintuhs, you don't deserve the summuhs!" Guess that says it all!

What a family we have all become. Wish we could get together in a fund raising "Summer Fest". We have all kinds of festivals here in Maine.... We need a BRI fund raising festival.

Once again, thanks to all for their valuable input.

Anna

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11.19 EDT
Just saw nest exchange....mom left and dad took over. Can certainly tell him by his voice as it is so squeaky! His leg seemed a little stronger today when he landed.
I have not actually seen the chick this morning. Thought I saw mom feeding but not positive.
Pam in Colo.

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching this adventure has been really great. Thank you for providing this opportunity!

Around 10:20am Central Time, we think the eagles swapped out sitting on the nest. One eagle (maybe dad?) jumped up on the branch and called out. We heard a response. He flew off, and we think the mom came back and started feeding a baby. But now the baby is closer to the left side of the nest.

Ursula and Krystyn in Austin TX

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:22 am EDT
It looked like a feeding - though I never saw any movement in the bowl. But over and over she put her beak, with food in it, into the bowl. Now she has settled herself right over the area of the bowl that she was feeding. She has rocked back and forth some.
DK Portland

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom(?) was feeding somebody at 9:25 MST. Can someone help me tell the difference between the male and female eagle?

Julie - Colorado Springs, CO

11:31 AM  
Blogger Patty said...

April 12 11:23 am

Eagle called out and left within thirty seconds another eagle back on nest. Fed baby a cold but bigger meal than i have seen before. Back on nest but in a higher position than before. Lets hope for some drying sun for a couple days.

Patty P

11:33 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

4/13
11:19 AM Eastern Time
Nest exchange taken care of in less then 20 seconds. Mom (I think), feeds little one (just out of view behind branch) until 11:25 AM, then carefully settles into the nest facing Y shaped branch. Mic picking up some minor wind gusts but a wonderful sound compared to those of last night. The breezes seem to be drying Mom's feathers. She appears very attentive but not highly concerned looking out over the water.

Chris

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hancock County is South East of Bangor. Ellsworth is the county seat. Hope this helps people who are watching the radar!

11:37 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Mom & Dad are just incredible!

I remember last year we had torrential Spring rains and they made it through those fine.

I am VERY worried though about this upcoming Nor'easter with the winds they are predicting. I don't think I can stand much more of this drama.

Hang in there Little Wing/Miracle.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

4/12
12:25 PM Eastern Time
Dad feeds little one just out of view behind twig. Vocalized with Mom off camera.
12:33 PM Dad carefully settles into nest. Mom still vocalizing off camera. Glad the weather has let up for the time being.
A big thank you for the Maine geography lesson to aid me in watching the radar for the nest site!
12:40 PM Dad sitting relatively high on nest bowl. Mom still vocalizing. Dad answering in his hoarse voice.
Fellow bloggers keep us posted. I have to go and get food for my own family. Right now the Eagle Fam is doing better in that respect then I am!
Peace,
Chris

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fri.Apr.13 1:20 p.m. So relieved that the family made it through the night. Right now it looks to me like Dad on the nest. He was picking at leftovers. He looks around and then stares out to sea. He sure could use some sunshine. I pray for these amazing eagles that they can survive the Nor'Easter that's expected. I've really enjoyed reading all the posts and I am hooked on this eagle family for sure. Good Karma good for eagles!
Maggie in NH

1:22 PM  
Blogger deedot said...

How can you tell the female from the male?

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apr.15. Sun.
I've been watching for some time. There is one parent in the nest that I believe is the father (hoarse voice) He's been eating and feeding the chick(s). Occasionally the pair call out to eachother. The wind is still not too bad but seems to be picking up. No rain or snow yet and everything seems calm. I think there are two in there...I really do! This is so exciting for it's the first time I knew I could get a full screen and I could actually see so much. I also think there was some egg rolling if that's possible. Hope everyone has a nice Sunday and I hope all the weather people are wrong about the storm. Warm wishes and by the way, Little Eagle is a great name for the first chick!
maggie,nh

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 5:19 an after I posted my comment, the eagle was back (don't know time of return)...I panicked!

Toni Katz
Waterville

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sun. It's just become dark and the wind seems to be picking up and there's a lot of thunder in the distance approaching. One eagle holding the fort in a calm manner.
The last time I posted I said "Little Eagle" was a good name. I meant "Little Wing." Staying up all night watching these eagles has got me thinking fuzzily. LOL
Maggie in NH

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Kim in AZ said...

My heart goes out to those guys. I don't know if it's my computer but the picture is blurry and I see a lot of movement with the camera.
I do see an Eagle head in the picture but that's about all I can make out. I've been watching this all weekend and I have to go to work tomorrow.
I second that, Please Lord hurry up with this storm! and I pray that everything goes well.

1:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mon. Apr.16
The good news is I think I see the pair both hanging on in the nest. The wind is horrendous and the poor things..I don't know how they even hang in there. I hope the two whitish spots I see there are them. It's bad. The sound is unbearable and I am surprized the mike and camera are standing up to this. Prayers for the eagle famiiy. God Please.. I hope the storm ends soon.
Maggie,NH

6:55 AM  

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