Friday, April 20, 2007

A Sunny Day

Finally the clouds have parted and we have sun, warmth, and no wind. This morning the migrants that are flooding into Maine are calling loudly, setting up territories, pairing up, and carrying nesting material. Eagles across the state are hunkered down incubating their eggs.

This camera gives us an insight into one pair of birds, their ups and downs, and while they are facing their challenges of predators, weather, and contaminant loads, so are other birds across Maine and the country.

Here are BRI we have focused our research on mercury levels and other contaminants in birds and mammals. We have document that mercury, likely paired with other contaminants, causes a decrease in reproductive success essentially because it makes birds less vigorous, physically and mentally.

What I have thought about as this eagle pair weathered extreme cold and harsh weather on the nest, was how other pairs of eagles might be holding up that have high mercury levels. This pair is on the coast of Maine, where eagle mercury levels tend to be lower than birds that nest near interior lakes. The results from Chris DeSorbo’s work here at BRI, demonstrates that the average mercury levels of adult eagles in Maine is the same as those found in birds living near a mercury mine. Consequently, this tough weather may have affected the interior eagle even more than those on the coast.

Many of you have asked about the looncam. We plan on setting it up in the first week of May. The lake were the camera will be set up still has ice. As soon as the ice is out the loons return and we will set up the camera. In the past the loons have nested in the last two weeks of May.

As far as the eaglecam, we plan on leaving it up and running so that we can continue our research—today I am meeting with a senior college student to start working on a scientific paper on what we have learned from this eagle pair. Will the birds renest; will they return to the nest site through the summer? We will be learning along with you. In the last 30 years only four pairs of eagles have been documented to renest by the Maine Department of Inlands Fisheries in Wildlife. Now it is getting pretty late for the birds, and it is unlikely that they would renest, but as I have said before this pair continues to surprise us. I would expect them to maintain their territory and visit the nest periodically through the year.

Many of you have asked about the adults. From what I have read in your comments and what I have watched myself, I can confidently say that both the adults are alive and well. This pair is extremely lucky that their nest survived the storm. It is well located close to prime feeding grounds and hopefully will prove to be a good nesting site in the future.

There was a question about how long the birds will breed for. I am not sure. Eagles tend to mate for life, providing they successfully produce young, and in captivity have lived up to 30 years. Assuming that these birds have been the same pair for 13 years, and that they first nested when they were five years old, they are probably around 18 years old—middle aged by eagle standards. We will have to watch and see how many years they have I them, but I am sanguine they have many more.

Looking forward to next year, we are already looking to install two more cameras. One I hope will provide a look into the nest bowl, so that we can see how many eggs the birds have laid, the hatching process, and prey that the adults are feeding to the chicks. We are also looking into installing a high definition camera that would provide daily clips in HD from the nest. Currently, HD cannot be streamed live, but we would be able to provide two minutes clips. Also I am looking seriously into setting up a camera on a peregrine falcon nest and an osprey nest.

I intend to keep this blog running through the year. As I am able, hopefully once a week or more often, I will write in about the research here at BRI, about my field experiences coming up—I am slated to spend most of the summer on remote islands in Maine—and about bird natural history.

Later today I hope to give you an update on our fundraising campaign

Thank you all for your wonderful comments and your caring.

Wing Goodale, BioDiversity Research Institute

116 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought i saw 2 babies eagles close up at approx.8:50 am.

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As said so many times previoulsy, thank you Wing for all the information you have provided to the many of us who are avid followers! We are saddened by this loss, but have not given up hope for this pair, whether it be this year, or next. I will continue to stay closely attatched to this site and will look forward to your ongoing updates. In the meantime, I will turn my hopes for new life this year, to the peregrine falcons that live in my city, Rochester, NY. You mentioned interest in the falcons, and they are amazing to watch as well. I actually found your site after starting to watch our falcons, and I've been hooked on both sites since. The pair of falcons (Mariah and Kaver),that I have been watching have been very successful and are now sitting on 4 eggs, scheduled to hatch around Mother's Day. If any interest in viewing the peregrine falcons, the website is: Rochesterfalconcam.com
Thanks again!

9:09 AM  
Blogger gigi said...

4/20 am. Out of habit I checked in after work, what a beautiful day! Blue skies, calm ocean and a moderate wind. What a shame it came to late for your eaglets. Looking forward to the possibility of an Osprey and Peregrine web cam, I love the raptors. Will also be checking the Loon cam,you can never learn too much. Good luck in your reseach and all of your endeavors.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

04/20 @ 09:05

Thanks, Wing, for the update. I am happy to hear that the cam will stay up and running and can only hope that means you will continue to post comments.
Part of this wonderful experience has been the feeling of connection allowed to us viewers. In a small way, our observations, conjectures, and, most certainly, videos allow us to feel as though we are part of this project. Thank you for that opportunity.

I am so relieved to hear a consensus that both Ms. & Mr. Mom are safe. Most appreciative of Judy's video of Mr. Mom on 04/19 as I never caught sight of an eagle yesterday. As they say ... seeing is believing ... and I hopefully await the same confirmation regarding Ms. Mom!

Along with many others, I will continue to check the cam and support BRI. Curiosity abounds and I hope to see both eagles at the nest ... together. Who knows what they have in store for us ... this pair of eagles has reinforced that almost nothing is impossible.

JAM in IL

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Wing, for your comments on the status of the eagles in Maine. In my youth, about 70 years ago, I would never have believed I would see a bald eagle, a peregrine falcon, or a blue bird. We have come a long way since the Silent Spring. We still have a long road to travel.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous laurie said...

Wing, thanks for the information on the Loon cam. I'm looking forward to it. I'm happy that the eagle cam will be running all year. I've sent my donation in the mail today.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks again Wing. Where does the Mercury come from and how does it get into the land and water? I for one want to make sure I am not contributing to any contaminents to wildlife. If we knew more about what the chemicals come from we can all be much more careful about our use and disposal of such materials. Thanks again for the wonderful peaceful picture of the nest today. It is the first time I have not seen the tree moving at all from the wind. I will continue to look off and on to see if the eagles come back. It has been a wonderful experience. Thanks again. BRI and Wing and Chris. Bye for now. Patty

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the chick; I was afraid something like that might happen given the high wind speed. Something similar happen at the nest that I watch here in SW Washington in 2005. We had a wind storm with 70+ mph winds and the eggs failed, they didn't even get to the chick stage. That pair did not renest even though it was only mid-March.
I am looking forward to seeing the other cams that you are planning to set up. Good luck!
Peggy V

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Wing, for your blog. It is comforting in the wake of sadness. The information is so interesting and I will continue to watch as I have for the past two years. I will be sending another donation soon and am so excited about the new cameras. Good luck with your college student and your summer on the islands. I will look for your blog each week. The loon cam will be fun to watch as well. Last year one of two was abandoned, but it was interesting to watch. It is a much quicker process than the eagles so as much as I enjoyed it, I was able to accept the balance of nature much better than the eagles which I have become so attached to. They are like family pets. I'm going out into the woods up around Moosehead today on cross country skis ... there is so much snow here and plenty of ice on the lake ... a float plane with skis took off on the lake this morning. I hope to see some eagles. There is a pair of Golden Eagles over where I'm going in Rockwood.
Look forward to your future blogs.
Becky

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr Goodale,
Your comments are very encouraging and I am very happy the camera will be left on and that you plan in adding others in the future, others will also be happy. I am looking forward to the loon cam and others as well in the future.
I wish you the best and wish to express my gratitude again.
Aline
Québec City

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Wing for your insights; keep up the great work. I'm sending in my donation in memory and honor of the chick(s) and parents being seen by this cam, and in hope of what the future may bring. Thanks again.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Wing, for all you have done and are doing for these eagles. Will the student's scientific paper be availble for reading once it is done? The new cameras sound wonderful.

9:55 AM  
Blogger nancy said...

I want to thank you Wing and the othres at BRI for the great pictures and blog about the eagles. I will continue to check this site. I also plan to follow the loons in May. I appreciate all you go through to educate us about the environmental threat to nature. One would hope that some politicians would see it to. Thank you

10:08 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

4/20/07

Thanks Wing for your post. Sounds as though you have big plans for the future and I know that we'll all be here for all of them :o)

I feel as though I'm just starting to come out of the fog from all of this. Someone said an "emotional rollercoaster". That's a great description.

Alot of us saw both of the eagles on Wednesday so we do know that they are both ok, thank goodness.

For those that asked if a chick was taken from the nest by the intruder... it wasn't a chick. It was some sort of prey that was left on the edge of the nestbowl.

Thanks to everyone on here for all of your thoughts, feelings & poems. I think that it really helps all of us cope with this loss that we all feel.

I'll continue to watch the eagles and I'm excited that the loons are not far off. I have watched them from the start as well. This year I have decided that I am going to "adopt a loon" through BRI. :)

Wing, if you would, please let us know if you find out any information about the other eagle pairs in Maine if and when you do your seasonal fly-over checks of the nests.

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Jamie, Elmwood Park, IL said...

Wing, thanks so much for keeping us updated and for all you've done. And to Heather - your poem was just beautiful and expressed how I'm sure many of us felt but could not put into words. I'll continue to check in and hopefully get to see our eagle pair visit the nest site. As sad as this turned out, it has been an incredible experience to view these birds. I'm sure we'll all be looking forward to your future posts.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

Your update is much appreciated. We bloggers are at your mercy for such important information, and the fact that you are willing to put your precious time to the task of keeping us in the loop is a very generous thing to do.
We will wait patiently for your blogs whenever you are able to write them. If nothing, our magnificent eagle pair certainly taught us that!Thanks for all you guys do on behalf of the natural world.

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What likely happened to the young ones?

10:20 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

Where are my manners??? I forgot to share my excitement over the plans to keep the current cam operational and consider an additional eagle camera. Just the idea says these eagles are champions and that you have faith in their strength! A very good piece of news. The other web cams also sound exciting! I hope we are all emotionally ready for the next saga! At least give us time to re-grow our fingernails!

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Thank you, Wing, for all you have done to bring ups up-to-date with a better and clearer understanding on what we can expect in the future with this great project.

I, myself, will try to keep a close watch in the upcoming months and report back any sightings I may see and whatever progress our eagles may have if they decide to keep their claims on this nest. Research tells me that they visit the nest throughout the year and reinforce it with sticks, etc. always getting it ready for the following year.

I hope other bloggers check by periodically and write what they have observed....this will make the report more complete.

Thanks to the many bloggers that have stayed faithful to this wonderful experience. Who couldn't stay glued to it after visiting this site just once? It makes us want to save the world, to have a more perfect world but that cannot happen or this world would have been called Heaven.

It will be nice to start a journey with the loons in May.

It sounds like a commercial.....but keep those donations coming so we all can follow the wonderful world of wildlife.

I wish you all happiness, love and my best wishes for a great summer season. You have all had a part in making my life more enriched,

Wing, BRI........we are behind you...thanks for all the good work you do to assure wildlife a better and healthier and longer lasting life. Bless you all.

Anna

10:22 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

started watching last year and could not wait for spring. I watched the next during the storm hoping they could hold on until sun shone again. Sadness reigns. Saw eagles early spring in The Valley in Nova Scotia before they leave for Cape Breton to nest. I will continue to check daily this site. Tks to all who do this work.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous JoAnn said...

Keep watching the nest off and on with the hopes of seeing one of the parents. I realize that it has been confirmed that they did make it but seeing is believing. Looking at the empty nest swaying softly and the voice of the chickadee in the background, just beautiful. My heart is still heavy though, I truly miss our feathered friends.

Thank you Wing for everything. Your work is truly amazing and I look forward to your updates and other cams you will be setting up.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous C.Carroll said...

I have seen some posts asking if the eagles will mate again or if they will find a new mate. Well as Wing said eagles mate for life… Back in the early 90’s I purchased this poster from Artic Rose Galleries in Anchorage Alaska. I think this poster The courtship Flight by, Mario Fernandez explains it best.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-5/1019340/Courtshipflight.gif

The courtship Flight

The eagle pair stays together for life…
And each year they renew their vows in
The ceremonial courtship flight the eagle
Pair, high in the sky, performs a beautiful
Ballet of wings in motion. At one point
The eagles fly away from each other, then
Turn and glide towards each other again.
As they approach one eagle turns up side
down as the two extends their legs and
locks talons… The unity of this moment
is what inspired me to do the painting…
and then, an extraordinary free fall of
rolling and tumbling together as one. Oh,
what magnificent birds-what a gift, that
of flight. What surrounds us if
we only take the time to see.

By... Mario Fernandez

" Each year a Bald Eagle couple will renew their life-long commitment in a courtship flight. The pair engages in a crescendo of airborne acrobatics. At the finale of this dance, they lock talons and, intensely mesmerized by each other, share a dazzling and daring free fall from the sky. For hundreds of feet they tumble together at incredible speeds and then.... just before they reach the surface of the water below, they create magic, opening their wings and break away. The courtship flight is at an end. The vows are renewed, and life together will continue. "

Quote by... Mario Fernandez


Hope this helps.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Wing. I still pull up the cam just to hear the wind and the sounds...and hope that I catch a glimpse of the eagles or hear them calling. Good luck in your endeavors. I will stay tuned! And my donation is in your bank already!

10:44 AM  
Anonymous enidfh said...

Thank you Wing for the update and for all you do to educate and protect our precious living creatures. Seems a cruel twist of fate that today is so calm, warm and bright--and that the eagles' nest is SO empty. I miss those glorious birds.

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Ivan White said...

So, if the nest is no longer being used by the pair of eagles we have seen, where do they "live?" It would seem as though they would need shelter of sometype..If not this nest, then where ??

11:12 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

If anyone is interested there is a another Peregrine Falcon camera at
http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/falcon/

set up by the Pennsylvania DEP.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/20/07

Thanks for your uplifting Blog Title, Wing. After the last few weeks of trials and tribulations, there is a sunrise every day.

As Lori wrote, "...I'm just starting to come out of the fog from all of this." I feel the same, and reflecting on the special moments of this amazing pair of eagles.

Who'll ever forget Will's video of Mom bopping Dad in the head to get off the eggs???

http://media.putfile.com/Maine-Mar-27-07-Healing-Well-

Thank you all!

--Liz (W,DC)

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-20 11:30 AM EDT. thanks C. Carrol for the beautiful picture painted by Mario Fernandez. What a beautiful picture of the flight of the pair of eagles renewing their vows. Too bad more humnas can't do that. Thanks again. pp

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great news to hear about the additional cams and that you will keep it up all year, hooray. I, for one, would love to read the paper that the college student will write after his work is done. I think it would be very interesting.
The story that C. Carroll posted about the eagles soaring and renewing their committment together was on the back of an anniversary card that my husband gave me one year, very touching. I see eagles quite often where I live but have never happen to see this flight but would love to.
Thanks for all that you do and for keeping us adicts informed.

Barbara

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us know the adults are okay. I am glad you are continuing the camera and letting us continue to be "armchair biologists". I have been following this pair since last year. I hope to see them soon at the nest, which looks absolutely beautiful today. I hope I can provide you with some interesting observations and look foward to the loon cam. We have a perrigrine falcon cam here in Syracuse NY. I have also checked in with the Rochester cam. There are many bird cams online now. But I still love this site the best.

Thank you and good luck with your projects Wing.


Please everyone remember to reuse, recycle and compost if possible. My husband heard NY state may be in the works for discontinuing plastic shopping bags. We all can do our part in cleaning up the environment so future generations can enjoy the beauty of this planet. Happy Earth Day to everyone.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll be here!!! I will never abandon this pair... inside I am hoping that Mr&Mrs spend the summer resting and recuperating from their devastating experience. I hope Mother Nature doesn't drive them to lay more eggs. They are already tired out. They need to spend their energy on checking out that magnificent nest and protect it from intruders, getting lots of good food, and generally enjoying their freedom. I hope to see all of you posting what you see on camera.

Wing, I am eternally grateful for your insights... I LOVE the idea of the new cameras. That will eliminate a lot of guesswork!! I will be supporting this site financially also... AZ Sharon

12:25 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

4/20
12:19 PM

Heard Mom, sounds strong and well. No visual.

Thanks Wing for the update. Through this site you have raised awareness of the human effects on wildlife and have promoted environmentsl conservation. For every site visitor, there are at least a dozen others that now have a renewed interest in the environment. Word spreads and we make the world a little better one step at a time. BRI's efforts are much appreciated.

I will continue to watch the BRI Eagle cam, check blogs and leave relevant comments. I sure miss seeing the Eagles and hope for a periodic visit to the nesting site from Mom and Dad. Thank you to all my fellow bloggers for your heartfelt thoughts and poems. I feel your pain and disappointment. It is truly a blessing that we still have the adult pair and hope for the future.

Chris

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wing, et al, - I truly appreciate the observations of the group and the efforts of you and your colleagues at BRI.
I made a donation today, however, it went to the NWF (that's not a problem either), however (and I may have missed it) my initial intention was to donate directly to your efforts. Did I miss something? Is there another vehicle in place to make a donation directly to your research or is it divied up by the NWF?
Thanks and take care.
v/r
Greg

1:46 PM  
Blogger Miss_Lin said...

Hello y'all

My donation was sent in last week! I am saddened, but also so very happy that plans are already being made for the future.

I found out some really troubling news today. A few months ago, I was told that those fourescent light bulbs conserved more energy than regular bulbs and that parts of Europe had actually outlawed the regular bulbs for this reason. Feeling I was doing the conservationist "thing", I changed all of my light bulbs to the flourescent type. Imagine my HORROR today, after all BRI has been doing regarding mercury levels to find out that ALL OF THESE TYPES OF BULBS i.e. all flourescents of any type, contain MERCURY!!! Is there any way to dispose of them safely?? Think of all the bulbs being sold and most are thinking they are doing "good" to the environment!! I am so upset.

Sorry, ranting again. I just had no idea mercury was in those bulbs or I never would have purchased them.

Lin Towler
Ironton, OH

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wing, thank you for your post, and especially for confirming the safety of the two adults--I cried again when I read it, but this time because I was happy. I'm glad you're keeping the camera running--I would truly miss my window on the Atlantic.
--From Portland, OR

3:37 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Thank you Wing for all your previous and future updates. I am also interested in the donation updates. I feel we are all part of "Wing's Eagles Community". I love how widespread the bloggers are from. I think when we post it would be great if we also write where we live. So on that note I will finish with:
Diane from Long Beach, Long Island, NY.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Waldo County on the coast and there is a nest on our cape with an eagle's nest on a little island at the end. Neighbors today saw a bird sitting on the nest - don't know if it's an osprey which flew by the other morning or the eagles. The weather here was terrible the past two weeks with snow, sleet, rain, wind, etc. It's no wonder those poor chicks north of here didn't make it. We walked in one of the state parks in our area yesterday and lots of pine trees and limbs were down. Last year viewing the chicks was phenomenal and I hope people will keep up their interest and contributions. As with most states, Maine cannot support its parks and wildlife without private contributions. Thanks.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that I like so many others , am feeling GREAT loss and I'm truly heartbroken over this. It's kinda amazing how this eagle family becomes a part of your own family. Checking in on them, spending the time viewing them, sharing the joy, having the worries, and feeling the loss. I wanted to say a BIG thank you to you Wing and all the staff of BRI. With out all of what you have done this would not have been possible. I think that it's great that you have the live web cams set up so we can view these beautiful creatures lives and what they have to go through just to survive. It shows that their life can be hard enough to make it through a day with out the threat of man to add to it. These web cams really do teach alot about the animal that they focus on I think. Which is what needs to be done in order to help save the beautiful animals roaming on this earth. Thank you Wing for also posting the blogs every day to keep us up to speed. I think it's also nice that you have made it avalible for others to post blogs. So on that note, keep up the GREAT work you are doing!!! I really admire you for the the GREAT things you are doing for these animals. Thanks for everything. I will continue to keep checking in on the eagles nest ;) And am looking forward to your other webs cams coming :) Sincerely, Stacey in OH.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I live on a bay near where the eagle cam is. There is an eagle's nest here and I've been watching it everyday since April 28. They have weathered the storm. I know they were not in the nest on April 17, so they nested after this poor, hard working pair that we've been watching.
These eagles were unsuccessful last year, but this year, so far so good!

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TY Liz for posting the link of mom bonking dad. The video was great and made me lol. Loved the subtitles @ the bottom :D

5:00 PM  
Blogger heather said...

Heard Mom and Dad calling to eachother at 4:58 Micc. time, no visual of them though.
Now at 5:05 they are calling again, and it is great to just hear them.
Also, its great to hear about all of the expansion for next year, and I am looking forward to watching the Loon cam next month.
Thank you for all that you continue to do in researching these beautiful creatures and all of the others as well!
Heather

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:09 pm and I'm hearing in the back ground what sounds like Mom and Dad calling out to eachother. Which I'm thinking this would mean that they are still close by the nest. Though I miss being seeing them on the nest aready. Stacey, in OH.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been hearing them call on and off all day, waiting to see a fly by or something....It makes me want to travel to Maine just to see them! Been watching them for so long now I feel like I NEED to just see them at least once a day.

Anne, NJ

5:18 PM  
Blogger Vicki in Pembroke, Maine said...

I would like to give you all a happy update on a young eagle pair in eastern Washington County. I am fortunate enough to have a friend with a brand new eagle nest about 60 yards straight out from his bedroom window. He first watched them build the nest last October and November. Since he is not a year round resident of our town, the next we heard Mom and Dad were nesting. This was about the time that our Bri eagles began nesting also. I have been keeping watch on the pair, and I am happy to report they weathered the storm quite fine in their big pine tree. As a matter of fact, I have just returned home from observing Mom(?) feed what appeared to be a single eaglet. Dad soared overhead, and just before the feeding I could actually hear the young one asking for dinner! I am contemplating taking some pics and video and providing them for you all to watch now that we have lost our precious little ones in Hancock. As always, I have no intention of disclosing where the nest is to keep it undisturbed. If you all are interested, I would love to hear from you regarding this. I could probably update once or twice a week. So far so good here in Washington County!

5:32 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Wing:

Thank you so much again for your informative posts. I will definately be checking in and though may not post a lot, will most assuredly be watching for the loons. Sharon

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

like all of you i am saddened by the loss. I have continued to watch and have seen one of them since the storm. and just now have heard what sound like mom making a racket, so it seems they are still in the area.

russell, utah 4pm mst

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Becky in PA said...

The comradery we all share is so heart-warming. We all have so much compassion for the eagles. Let's continue to spread the word about the eaglecam,and also how important it is to take care of this wonderful earth and everything on it. As I sit here and write this, I hear both eagles calling in the distance. They say everything happens for a reason, but that is hard to accept that the babies are gone. But lets keep the faith and the hope and also let's all keep in touch.THANKS TO ALL INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT.

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all that everyone has written you've expressed many of my feelings and concerns. This site has an eagle pair with a chick. The resolution is horrid but you at least see a feeding and the full view of the chick. Don't want to take people away from here but I needed some good news after all that's happened here.
S. in Vermont
http://www.nature.
org/wherewework/northamerica/states/california/features/eaglesreunion.html

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is mercury in more things than we are aware of. Everything from floresent lightbulbs to the little lights in the shoes that kids like so much. What people are mostly unaware of is how to dispose of these items. I myself am just learning on how to properly dispose of these items. Apparently landfills are suppost to have hazardous material section and that is where you would properly dispose of these items. Wing, can you let us know what efforts we need to do to make sure we are all taking care of these hazardous materials properly.

Thank you
Shannon - Glenburn, ME

7:20 PM  
Blogger Ward said...

Hello: Just had a very unexpected, but beautiful sighting of the eagle landing on the nest at 7:20 p.m.

Stayed for about a minute, looking around, moving a few sticks.

Keeping our fingers crossed....

Ward from Massena, NY

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:15 pm 4/20 Adult eagle landed on edge of nest and stood there for 5 minutes before flying away.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

7:15 PM EDT Friday...mom and dad vocalizing tonight very close to the microphone. Suddenly from the right dad swoops into view and lands on the nest. As he picks around in the nest bowl mom yells. He spends about 10 minutes sitting there while mom calls off camera and then flies towards her. Also heard a plane fly over. Nice to see dad even under these sad conditions. Apparently they still have ties to "home".

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was watching the nest at 7:15 PM on the 20th and the female made an appearance for about 5 minutes. Looked around the nest then left. Even though she is out of the picture I can still hear her calling.

7:26 PM  
Anonymous SYMontgomery said...

6:16pm EST: I think it was the mother who flew into the nest. She sat there for awhile and called out. She also looked down into the nest a few times before flying off around 6:20pm. I have heard her call out from somewhere below the camera twice now in the last 3 minutes.

I want to ask that anyone who hasn't donated to BRI to please do so. If you've not watched Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth," I highly recommend it. My husband and I aren't totally green yet or even close but the movie has inspired us to do a lot more than what we had been doing previously to help the environment.

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-20-07 Friday 7:20 PM I have been checking on nest off and on past couple of days, shed alot of tears reading all the blogs.....this 4 sure has been very emotional to us all! Was so happy to see Mom on nest calling out, she flew off but can here her and Dad in background, so comforting or should I say music to our ears just knowing they are still near, was difficult watching the beautiful view of nest today, everything so peaceful and calm and content, wish turn out had been differant but this is all a part of life as we all realize. My last child, number 3 just moved out, so I am going through empty nest syndrome and these eagles made it so much easier for me to cope with, we all go through this eventually in our lives, it's sad and oh so hard but something within us helps us deal, as these eagles will also......they are so strong as we all have witnessed with our own eyes!! Huge Thanx to Wing and everybody involved, keep up the good work, and I for one will continue to view, if just to hear our feathered friends in the near distance!! So worth my while. Hugs to all the bloggers, we really are connected here...thank u all! Wendy from Maine p.s. I have donated while back, and will definately do again!! :o)

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

April,20th.2007 Checked in at 19:18 eagle on nest and callingout for?mate.Flew down from nest on camera side and continues to call at 19:22 Can hear ?plane nearby.Think I heard what sounded like male eagle answering but unsure.Grandma in Ontario-Canada

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 4:13pm PDT (I live near Seattle)
while viewing the cam I could hear both Eagles vocalizing and calling out.It was fairly loud so they must have been roosting in the tree or very close by the nest. I could hear the strong clear voice of the Mom and the raspy response from Mr. Mom. At 4:15 one of the Eagles landed in the nest bowl. Looked down and around; pecked several times at the bottom. Could not clearly see the beak moving so I'm unsure which parent was at the nest. However, it stepped around several times and I did not notice any limping or favoring of the left leg. The voice I could hear was strong and belonged to the Mom. I heard what I believe was a low flying plane fly nearby. The Eagle did not seem upset by the sound. At 4:20 the Eagle flew off in the direction of the camera.
As other bloggers have mentioned. THANK YOU BRI and Wing for this marvelous opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures. I admit I'm addicted to watching them. But this, most definitely is a GOOD addiction.
Linda Z. from Kirkland, Wash.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Hello Friends....

It was a pleasure to see an eagle on the nest this evening at 7:14P. I heard a lot of eagle sounds before one eagle lit on the nest. The call was loud, like the female voice....also, a voice sounding like the make although it could have been the same bird. After lighting on the nest, I could still hear the female? calling from someplace close by, out of camera shot. Therefore, I am presuming it was the male on the nest.....he did not voice his opinion. He stayed on the nest for five minutes....looking around, peering into the nest numerous times, looking over the water a lot....all the time with another eagle calling close by. Never did see the other eagle, but they stayed close by for another ten minutes before becoming silent.

Hoping it was "our" pair. Guess I need to do some research so I can tell the difference between their happy call, mating call or cry for help.

Looks like all is well "On the Waterfront".

Anna

7:38 PM  
Blogger GMStinnett said...

Just saw, I think, the male at the nest (7:18pm) he did a lot a "calling" and then flew off. It was so calm and pretty today watching the nest if only it wasn't empty.
As I look out at the beautiful sunset over Plymouth MA harbor, I am wondering if the mating I saw while cooking Easter dinner might produce an new egg?

How happy and sad we have all been watching these incredible birds.
My grandchildren-4 and 7, watched when the were visiting.
I have so enjoyed and apprecieated everyone's posting. It is especially interesting to read from were people have been watching. Thank You All!

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Wing for all the info. and explanations. I haven't had a chance to read all the blogs (I am supposed to be making supper!)But I logged on at 7:00 and put on the live camera and it sounds like that place is teeming with life! I could hear crows, songbirds and the eagles were talking back and forth like a couple of arguing spouses. Heehee. I could also here a dog barking and then a small plane flew over. That place is busy. Was that the BRI plane checking out the situation with all the nesting eagles? Hearing the pair of eagles made me feel very happy. Life goes on. I just watched some of Will's videos. The bop on the head and the exchange. They are wonderful videos! So close up and clear. It's amazing that Mom actually took a stick and poked at Dad to get him to move off.. Cracked me up! Thanks Will and Judy and everyone who catches those wonderful moments. They are precious.
Maggie in NH

7:49 PM  
Blogger icebreaker said...

Mom was on the nest for a bit calling out around 7:15 pm. Beautiful picture! Keep hearing an airplane flying around - any significance? Glad to hear the cam will remain. I love to keep the site up on my computer even if it is just to hear the ocean sounds and bird calls.

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, so Wing is thanking us? Please.
We are gateful that:
The eagles exist.
That all of it exists.
That we can see some of it.
That Wing is there on our behalf.
WE thank YOU.

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Here is Dad's entire visit today (April 20) around 7:14 p.m.

http://judykb.org/meapr20715pm.asf

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wing thank you so much for the opportunity to view this magnificent pair close up and personal. I am so glad you will be given the chance for extra coverage in the upcoming year. I live in NE Ohio and sometimes we see eagles in the Cuyahoga National Park. When my granddaughter Ashlyn was 5 my husband and I were walking with her by the water and an eagle came down right beside us, caught a fish and flew off again. Not many other city girls of 5 can say that. It is one of my favorite memories of time well spent with my granddaughter who lives in Tampa now. Kay from Barberton

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am happy to hear that the people side of the eagle family are faring well. I am sure that the eagles are doing well. I have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy the comments from all. I always feel reassured after hearing from Wing. Thanks Wing!

Keeping blogging eagle fans! Go eagles!!!!

Krumm

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This site gives some good information about identifying products that contain mercury and some alternative purchasing ideas

http://www.mde.state.md.us/assets/document/hg_alternatives.pdf

Has anyone else got any more information about practical ways of making a difference??

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was reflecting today on what this experience of watching the eagles has given me. I challenged myself to observe and describe rather than interpret what I saw. That was new and I want to do that more often, both on this site and other places; it was a good discipline. I have a new and profound appreciation of the eagles' life. I have never been a bird watcher; now, after hours of having the eagles' calls as my background "music" I am listening intently to birds in our yard and wondering more what bird is calling.
Reading Wing's comments and others blogs has made the issues about mercury very real to me.
My 15-year was so moved by my sadness at the loss of the babies that she bought me a little toy eaglet to remember them by. So sweet!
So thanks to Wing and BRI and all who have written so well.
DK in Portland, ME 11:46 PM 4/20

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:22 a.m. now Sat.
All quiet on the waterfront. Hearing the couple calling back and forth was so nice to hear earlier at about 7:00 p.m. Answering the question..why do they call so much to eachother compared to other eagles? The must be in LOVE!
Going to be in the high 60's today here NH..Sunny...I'd better get to bed. Good Night fellow bloggers and wonderful scientists who are our heros and our hope. Thankyou.
Maggie in NH up too late again.

1:28 AM  
Blogger ORKY99 said...

I didn't have time earlier, but wanted to mention that at around 3pm PST, an eagle came to the nest and pecked around in the bowl, then sat on the edge. Total time around 5 minutes before he/she flew quickly down from the nest. Could "Mom and/or Dad" be checking in for the "babies", or something else?

ORKY99 - Medical Lake, WA

2:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just checked in to see the beatiful view of the nest with the sun rise and I was blessed to hear the male(raspy) and female. They sounded very close to the nest but out of view from the camera. I suppose they are keeping a close eye on their ocean front estate...Chapin 8:00am

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great site (that I found last season and enjoyed greatly!) and I will continue to read your blog and watch the nest too. I was out of the area (down by DC) during the storm and did not have internet access so was very concerned for the nest!

This was the first site I checked when we arrived home. It was sad news to read! But we are very fortunate to be able to "log in" on nature! So thanks again...and I hope people continue to donate to your site.

Karen from Salem MA

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dad visited the nest at approx. 7:15 pm est April 20th, while Mom
called and called.

This morning April 21st, you can
hear Mom calling.

8:48 AM  
Anonymous judym said...

4/21 I awoke at 4am this morning and as has been my routine for many weeks, I automatically looked in on the nest. No one there but for about 10-15 minutes it sounded like a choir of bald eagles off camera calling out. One of those calls definitely was Dad and I assume the other was Mom. It gives me comfort to know they are still around the nest and i hope to get a fleeting glance every now and then. I guess you could call it "withdrawal syndrome".

Judy M - Lisle, IL

9:39 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

I have a blurry photo of a pair of eagles in the courtship flight....or just playing. In Dubuque, IA we have lots of eagles in the winter. I was observing one day and saw all the immatures and few matures were paired up and chasing and tumbling together.

http://tinyurl.com/2mwzhh

11:40 AM  
Blogger froggielipps said...

It is amazing to see the words and from how far they come. It shows there are still many people that care. It is nice to know that Maine still has many happy Eagle families still. I will miss watching the eagles bond and grow this year I had been looking forward to this since last years babies took their last flight from the nest to become adults themselves. It was amazing to watch. It would be great to bring new birds into light so more can see how important it is to do what you do. I know it is expensive but this has all come a long way and I will put forth what I can to help. Thank you for answering so many questions.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you all for letting us be part of this wonderful experience. THere is another website that you may enjoy, these eagles are in MA, they weathered the storm and the eaglets are doing well, they are only a few days older than our other babies, the cam is not as clear, but the shots are from above and cansee everything, no sound thou, the website is: neenergyinc.com/eagles/

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Judy for the clip of the eagle on the nest Friday evening. Probably the inside of the nest is still soaked. Should dry out soon with the nice weekend we're having.

Pam, Exeter, Maine

1:49 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Sat. 4/21
2:05 PM

Hello Friends!

Just checked on the cam. No significant audio or visual events so I was especially grateful for Judy's video clip of Dad's visit to the nest last evening. I'll check back later.

Happy Earth Day!
Chris
Grand Island, NY

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Jamie, Elmwood Park, IL said...

Judy, thank you so much for the video clip of dad in the nest. It was to good to see him and hear them both. Can't believe how much I'm suffering from withdrawal by not seeing these amazing birds.

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Linnie said...

Linnie from Fairfield...
To Vickie from Pembroke. I, for one, would love to see some pics from the Maine coast. We have a very large nest downriver from us, easiest to see by boat. But we never go to see the nesting family until later in the season as we are afraid of our noisy boat disturbing them... and its not easy to view them on foot ....we go fairly frequently later in the season with our binoculars. We had 2 eaglets the last 2 yrs, what a treat to watch those babies!!!!!!!!!
Like many others, I've checked in with the nest- hoping for a miracle I guess. The times I'm there, I don't see or hear anything...except the beautiful calm waves and gently swaying branches. I cannot help but remember the site and sound of those howling hours....and the brave and steadfast parents. I've also checked out other eagle cams across the US, but boy its just not the same...
Does anyone know of a blog where we can chat and keep the information flowing? Many Thanks also from me to Liz for the video of Mom bopping Dad with the branch! I laughed so hard and watched it again.:):):) BECKY, you are so right about the comraderie...I'll continue to be involved in this blog (its my first experience with blogging!) for exactly this reason. It SO helps with the loss.
THANKS TO ALL of the foundation members and scientists, especially Wing...and folks who have made this AMAZING experience bigger than what it started out to be...our awareness, dedication, and all manner of contributions to/for our little corner of the world has grown immensely.......has it not?!?!?!?
Lets keep it rolling........

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anonymous who sent in the website about mercury -- I have tried this but not a valid site. Can you check that info as I along with many others would like a good source for this information. http://www.mde.state.md.us/assets/document/hg_alternatives

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was so sad to hear that we'd lost the babies, but how encouraging to hear other people's comments that they've heard the eagles on the web cam. I am fortunate enough to live on a lake in Maine that has an eagles nest on it. I hope my own local eagles have faired better with their young if they had any this year.

I'm very much looking forward to the Loon cam. Even though we haven't completely lost the ice on our lake, I saw a pair of loons swimming and diving on our lake today. I think "Ice Out" will happen this weekend with all the warm sunny weather.

Thank you BRI for giving us such a priceless glimpse into the lives of these beautiful eagles. I'll be checking the site periodically until next year. Hopefully the weather will be a little more forgiving.

Bring on the Loons!

Luv,

Sheryl

5:34 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Sat 4/21
7:12 PM Eastern Timw

Mom has been calling for 5-10 minutes. She is fairly close. No visual.

Chris
Grand Island, NY

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I logged on and checked the eagle nest. Seemed the picture was black and white and no sound. Just finished reading the newest blogs. Gina, I love that pic of the eagles. Even though it's not real clear the black/grey shapes against the bright blue sky make a beautiful composition.
About the batteries and their disposal. (right now I have a ton to get rid of) Best Buy is a store you see around here in NH. I don't know if it's a nationwide chain of stores. But if anyone out there is near a Best Buy, they will take batteries for recycling.
I had no idea about the kids shoes.. how decadent we have become. I mean..I think those shoes are adorable and my neice has some and loves them but to use mercury to make the lights? How ironic. They are telling us to cut down on the amount of fish we eat because mercury is such a dangerous toxin and has horrid effects on people too. That could even be part of the reason so many children suffer from all of these ADD, HADD,ETC. problems. NOt to mention all the people (myself included) that have had problems with anxiety and depression. Someone told me that back in the days when the white man was confiscating the land of Native Americans that a chief said something to the effect of to paraphrase, "they will destroy themselves and the earth with their own mess." Anyone ever hear anything like that? I get great comfort in knowing that there is an environmental movement and that young people are really getting involved. I've always been a greeny but this site has really inspired me to perhaps become more active in the movement. I enjoy reading all your blogs and feel that many good people write on these blogs. Caring people...MY kind of people... *lol* God Bless you all and thanks everyone who contributes to this forum.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention to Anna... isn't that so funny how we both used "on the waterfront." What a quinkydink. What a day it was today!!! Spring...lalalalalala
(yes a little off my rocker but in a good way I think, I hope....! Yikes.

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

April21, 6:30 p.m. mountain time

Just thought I would check in. I still get up every morning and turn on the WebCam. I wait untio I hear the eagles. This morning it was so nice to hear dad .

I will continue to watch and observe.

O ur female peregrine is due back from migration.They have a transmitter on her back. I will be watching our cam and other falconsbut will not forget to check this one. I think I have mentioned before that this was the first time for me watching eagles and I am hooked. They did not fail. Look how many people they have gathered . What a magnificent pair.

Thank-you again Wing and please keep updating.

Bev. (st. albert Alberta)

8:44 PM  
Anonymous JoAnn said...

Hi All,
I don't know how blogs really work, but there hasn't been any posting since before noon this morning. I'm new to blogging so I was just wondering how they work. I check this site all the time, even after our loss. I truly enjoy reading and discussing the events. Thank you so much fellow bloggers. I just wish the blog could be updated more often.

Wing and BRI,you have know idea how much this site means to me. Thank you so very, very much.

9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/21

Wing, thank you for the updates, and thank you that the cam and blog will be kept going.

I think someone asked if you would try to get the eaglets to determine how they died. You mentioned water getting into the nest. Could they have drowned? Also, on one of the video clips it looked like one of the eagles was eating something in the nest bowl. Would the parents eat their own dead chicks? And, if not, I would guess other birds would? However, on the most recent visit, Dad just seemed to be looking around making sure all was well -- not eating.

So again, Judy, thank you for the videos. It was so great to see Dad on the nest and hearing Mom in the background calling back (guess she wanted to dine out!). It has been hard to see the empty nest, it's nice to know that we will see the eagles periodically.

And it is wonderful to read all the blogs. So many nice and caring people.

Have a great weekend everyone. Looks like we are all enjoying some nice weather at long last.

Maura (VA)

11:03 PM  
Blogger D&B said...

April 22, 5:05a.m.
Both Eagles voices calling/talking to each other, close by, but out of cameras view. At least we know that they are both alright, after that monstrous storm here in Maine.
Thank you Judy for the video of Dad on the nest. We enjoyed viewing that and hearing Mom talking to him while he was there.

5:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why do you think inland maine eagles have mercury levels comparable to eagles from a mercury mine site? we are building in north orland, we have eagles, turkey vultures,and lots more,we also have increased numbers of jets overhead...on a recent sunday i counted 38 jets over head(2-4 in the sky at a time) actually scared away the eagles at one point...whats in jet fuel and where do those clouds of white exhaust(?) go? ....you can live organically in the most pristine surroundings and still be subjected to jet fuel, mercury, and god knows what else, they still spray the blueberrys near here. like others have asked can you direct us to resources to help save the earth and all our bird and animal friends,as well as ourselves and our children from these poisons. thanks

6:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i still dont have sound on the eagles nest... others do? i have been reading the blogs and someone mentioned the other bird sounds...is the sound messed up or is it just on my end....thanks

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the information sheet identifying mercury products and offering alternatives if you go to http://www.mde.state.md.us/Programs/
LandPrograms/Hazardous_Waste/home/index.asp
and then click on mercury in the left hand menu you should be able to see the Alternative Products to Mercury PDF fact sheet.
It's really worth a look for some basic ideas of home products that could contain mercury - such as the light-up shoes the kids are wearing.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I imagine, Wing, that you are familiar with this eagle cam in MA. There are two chicks hatched just now. The view is down into the nest bowl and it's exciting to see!

There have been off and on problems with the camera, but as of this writing, it's appears to be working fine.

http://www.firstlightpower.com/eagles/live/default.asp#

8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/22 10:14 a.m.
Checked the stills and it looks pretty quiet. Wing you mentioned that eagles inland probably had a tough time during our Nor'easter. I just read that the eagles nest at the end of Damariscotta Lake was destroyed during the storm, crashing to the ground when the winds tore off the upper half of the white pine. Residents nearby reported that they had seen eagles on the nest the day before and that morning.

That really saddened me as throughout the summer we would observe the eages and their young from a distance on the lake.

This storm has affected many more creatures than we can know. I'm truly feeling a loss but want you to know we all appreciate your efforts and I too am looking forward to the loon cam. Let's hope they have a successful season. Wing will you be able to put a camera facing the lake like you wanted? Maybe you can if we all make donations.

Thanks again for everything.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Hi all - Just popped in to check the nest and see if I would get lucky enough to see Mom or Dad. It looks so beautiful there, I wish we were watching the babies basking in the sun, but such is life I suppose. Glad to hear that someone saw Dad and heard Mom. I too will keep logging in to watch and hope. Also, making my donation this week (payday)! Hope others do too! Have a great week!

11:04 AM  
Blogger pearlschoice said...

Good morning everybody, I want to report that the eagle cam for the Barton Island, Connecticut River, Massachusetts eagles is up and running again. The eagles have hatched two beautiful babies and seem to have weathered the recent Nor'easter all right. The web site is www.firstlightpower.com, look for the eagle link. After losing the babies here at Briloon, it is heartening and exciting to be able to watch other New England eagles whose babies made it thru that terrible storm. Check it out, you will be delighted! Carol in NH

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-22-07 11:54am

Have heard Mom calling off camera a few times. Music to my ears.

Happy Earth Day, everyone!

--Liz (W,DC)

11:55 AM  
Anonymous mark said...

It seems that many are wondering, since this year's nest failed, how far away do the eagles travel before returning to begin nesting again?

Also, there must be 1 or possibly 2 other pairs of eagles nesting nearby, I can hear them occasionally.

Unfortunately, I don't think the camera can be moved in their direction and they don't ever venture near this pair's nest.

Is the camera capable of a wider angle view to see more of the area surrounding the nest site? Until they return it may be nice to have a wider look of the area.

Thanks Wing for any information you can provide us.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tracey in Houston...
Went to visit.... no one home. I will go back again tomorrow.
I miss them.
Thank you Wing, and BRI for keeping the web cam on for us. I must say the eagles picked a location with beautiful scenery.
4/22/07 11:41 houston time

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haven't checked the site for a few days and am so sad to find out the chick(s)probably did not survive the storm you had.
Colorado viewer

2:24 PM  
Blogger Frances said...

The lady who was concerned about the mercury in the cfl lightbulbs she bought may find some comfort in the attached:

http://www.nrcm.org/gwfacts.asp

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Pam said...

Sunday morning 4/22/07 from 11:30 to approx: 11:50 a.m. both eagles were calling close to the webcam. The female was more vocal, sounded agitated to me. The male called less, but could be heard.

Pam, Exeter, ME

3:18 PM  
Blogger Mits said...

Thanks, Wing and everyone for all the updates, I will continue to look into this site often and hope and prayer for better luck in the future.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:15 pm Mom has been screaming for a few minutes now, don't hear Dad at all. She is really yelling for him. 6:22 pm and she is still screaming, still haven't heard Dad. Hope he is OK. 6:27 she is really screaming and closer to the nest. Still haven't heard Dad. Where is he?

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:36 pm and Mom still yelling, still haven't heard Dad, where are you Dad?

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:47 pm Mom still screaming and haven't heard from Dad. Where could he be? She is worried. I think I just heard him. You can't mistake his raspy voice. But were is he? She is still screaming 6:57 pm.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Pam said...

Sunday 6:57 p.m. - I put on the live webcam at 6:40 to hear much vocalization from the female, with short answering calls from the male. At 6:57 p.m. they are still calling to each other.

Pam, Exeter, Maine

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:01 she sounds more frantic, where is he? She is futher away now, she stopped screaming for now. 7:08 she is calling again. I can't hear him at all. Where is he? She is further away now but still talking.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:15 pm she is still calling to him. Hope he is OK. Has anyone seen or heard him today?

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:30 pm central time
looked in on the nest,
the image is black & white
Quite a haunting image with
"no one home" I've checked off & on
I haven't seen or heard the adults, I'm glad to learn that others have seen them. There was a cam last year on Victoria Island, in Van Couver. It was nice to watch because there was still alot of daylight left in the evenings when I'd get home from work (in the central time zone) I haven't checked to see if it's up again this year.
DJC

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok It's 7:47pm has anyone today seen or heard from the Dad? Mom was screaming alot tonight. Where is the Dad. And why are there no posts since this morning? I really need to hear from you guys.

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi All,
I was glued to my computer watching this eagle family and share in everyone's sadness with the loss of the babies. I wanted to share another incredible website with you, though it is not as high tech as this site, for an eagle family that made it through the storms last week in Northwest MA. Check out this site and take a look at this little eagle family. It does not have a blog associated with it, but maybe someone can start one that knows how to do that.

Check it out: www.firstlightpower.com

Jeannie
Lancaster, MA

7:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of us who miss watching these great birds. There is a cam in our area Western Massachusetts who have a cam of the eagles at Bartons Cove, Gill, MA. They do have periodic trouble with cameras and no sound and no blog but the eagles are great to watch and FINALLY the camera has been fixed!! Thought some of you would like to tune in!!

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, about the Bartons Cove eagle site, I forgot the Link!!
Here it is: http://www.neenergyinc.com/eagles/default.asp

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

04/23 @ 10:15

Unfortunately, I do not seem to get the restored sound that some of you mention. Somehow, the mic volume was never restored for me and I rarely hear any off-nest calling, including the noisy crows. I have checked often and never catch Ms. or Mr. Mom at the nest. Am concerned reading the posts from 04/22 re Ms. Mom's vocals. Hopefully, someone will let us know that both adults are still okay. I really miss seeing their beautiful faces as well as hearing their voices!

JAM in IL

10:16 AM  
Blogger Patti said...

I am new to this web site & I must say that it is incredible! Thank you for sharing your research! I live in California & check the camera daily.

9:34 AM  

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