Thursday, April 12, 2007

We have a chick!

More to follow in a minute . . .

87 Comments:

Blogger MuddyPawz said...

Yes wing! Saw it when you zoomed in - clear as day! Was able to see the fuzzy and the little beak. Incredible!

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Bestp said...

Wing! I KNEW I seen something moving in the nest this morning. At first I thought it was just a feather moving around in the wind, but I could see there was no wind, and the more I seen it the more I doubted it. I had just sat back at my desk as you zoomed in and it confirmed it! INCREDIBLE is the only thing I can say! I can't believe this! I wish I could have recorded it and posted it for everyone to see!

9:12 AM  
Anonymous MB in Portland, ME said...

4/11/07 9:12am EST

YAHHHOOOOOOOO! A chick! HOORAY!

9:12 AM  
Blogger Maura said...

It did seem like they were rolling those eggs a lot -- makes more sense that its a chick and, boy, are we happy!!!!

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING AT WORK AND SURE ENOUGH WE SAW THE CHICK!!!

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yipeeeeeeeee......what a beautiful sight.....was watching to see this blessing......congrats to this pair and i thank-you for such a wonderful experience

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truly a miracle baby!

9:13 AM  
Blogger Maura said...

It did seem like they were rolling the egg a lot -- makes more sense now that we know the "egg" is a chick. What joy!!!!

9:13 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

I saw the baby, how cute, can't tell if there are more. 4/12/07 at 9:10 AM

9:13 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

We all thought so...We listened to peeps all night last night! :o)

Happy day!!!!!!

9:14 AM  
Blogger Patty said...

WOW omg

no more needs to be said I am sure we are all watching.


Eagle back on nest at 9:11

Patty P

9:14 AM  
Blogger wvgal_dana said...

I knew there was a chick. Others thought I was crazy. That is why I emailed you. So glad you panned in and seen the chick. I am crying I am so so happy for the eagles. I love that site they are so vocal and beautiful. Proud parents!!!!

9:15 AM  
Blogger Eaglet Fan said...

I saw the chick at 8 AM EST

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't believe my eyes this morning when I saw that little ball of fluff in the nest. I guess we all were fooled by the perserverance of these majestic birds and how mother eagle must have had them covered, much to everyone's surprise.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i watched it hatch

9:15 AM  
Anonymous bj said...

Yessss!!! I saw it! I have been watching for several weeks, now. How fascinating! I have even sent the website on to my grandchildren. So interesting to watch the attentive parents. We humans really need to take note!

9:15 AM  
Blogger kimbe said...

I saw the little head. I am so HAPPY. This is great.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Possitively there is a chick.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree!

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Wow!! This is great. Such a reward for the good work you all do. I did not give up hope as the eagles never stopped rolling the eggs since they first started laying them on March 5th. I believe they were not seen by the fly-over because of the cold weather, mom has continually put material around her body to protect them from the cold. This may have covered the eggs, therefore obstructing the view from the air. It's a rewarding day for all of us. Will, BRI....thank you for letting us be a part of this adventure.

Anna

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CONGRATS to Mom and Dad eagle. I have goose bumps....oh, and my whoop of delight woke up my 3 year old!
Heather in Mi

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw it too Thanks for that close up!!!!!

9:17 AM  
Blogger sucoma said...

I definitely saw the chick. Mom flew off for a minute and there was a little head popping up. How exciting!

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought there might have been a chick yesterday morning when I looked in because she was sitting kind of funny. Saw it's head this morning; cute little chicky. I live in SW Washington and the nest I am watching here is due to hatch any time now too.

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Bev. said...

April 12




















April12 7:30 mountain time.

I saw the chick. Iam crying and so excited. When you announced nest failure I told my husband that I didn't think so. Their behaviour was like the Falcons that I have watched in the last 2 years just before hatching. The look down in the nest , I felt that they covered their eggs deeply because of the cold. I think the chick was born yesterday and that was why she was sitting higher on the nest as I reported yesterday. This is wonderful. We are all proud parents I am sure.

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Brenda said...

I saw it a few minutes ago. My heart skipped a beat! Very exciting.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Sissy said...

Yeah!!! I knew I just saw a chick 10 minutes ago!!! I just announced the wonderful news to my 2nd graders and we all cheered!!!

9:17 AM  
Blogger Boots said...

YES! I saw one fuzzy baby at 8:30 and will forego breakfast this morning. Exciting. Boots

9:18 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

I can't wasit to see the rest of your comments!!!!! I have been checking numerous times during the day. Whoray!!!

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much for mankind trying to second guess mother nature! I suspect the birds buried the eggs in the nest to keep them warm. Them birds are smarter than people give them credit for.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynn from Missouri. 8:01 am (CST), 4/12/07 - I saw it too! Congrats!

9:20 AM  
Anonymous mary anne said...

yeah!!! chick spotted just a few
seconds ago mom let us see!!! she is back keeping him or her warm!
i have been watching mom sit there day after day. when ever i checked in she was always on the nest. i am checking morning 9-10 and afternoon 3 or so. thank the lord!! we have a chick!!!! delaware

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:17am
Pinelands, NJ
Happy Birthday...there is definitely LIFE in the bowl. Clear view seen 9:01-9:03am.
Mary D.

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Jen said...

Thought I spotted a chick in the nest at 9:09AM right at the time that they did a nest exchange. Could they have hidden the egg deeper into the nest for extra warmth?

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Roberta Apostolakes said...

About 9:00 I SAW THE MOTHER Eagle tilt her head and began chirping then she flew off for a min. That is when I saw the chicks head too then the mother return after being gone only a min. cool!

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yippie

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want it named after me!

Ken M

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Shelly in Maine said...

Halleluiah!!!! Can't wait for the update!!

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW !! Such good news. I couldn't believe what I was seeing when the camera zoomed in. Why are they not bringing food do it?

9:23 AM  
Anonymous wendy said...

At about 9:00 am today, 4/11/07, Mrs. Eagle acted somewhat aggitated, she made vocalizations, and her beak was open, as if wanting to make sounds. After a few minutes, she got off the nest, and flew off. There, in the middle of the nest, was movement! I thought, is it a bug? It was white, and then I saw a little head. It was a baby eagle!!!! Wow!!! Do I feel honored to be able to see this. thank you so much for all you do.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I SAW THE BABY! what an amazing miracle! After all the suspense of following these parents through all the kinds of weather and watching them leave the nest for extended times, and knowing that the Dad has a hurt talon, we should have never doubted these amazing creatures! Boy we have so much to learn from them!

4/12/07 9:24am EST

9:24 AM  
Blogger remichal said...

So much for humans trying to second guess mother nature. Obviously the birds are smarter than they were given credit for and covered the eggs to keep them warm.

9:24 AM  
Blogger kshowalter said...

I saw it!!!

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YIPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Thank heavan!

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wing and all you wonderful folks at BRI, you must be toasting each other with your coffee cups this morning. What a great day it is indeed.

Thanks for zooming in close so we really got a good look. WONDERFUL!!!

Have a wonderful day...........

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how could the aerial shot not see an egg???

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:30am
Pinelands of NJ...
Let's honor Wing for all his great work...and call the first chick "Little Wing".
mary d.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Barbara said...

OH MY God !!!THANK YOU THANK YOU ,, what wonderful news ,, i knew it ,, i just knew it. they worked so hard for so long ,, they tucked it under to keep it warm ,, i watched all night and i knew something was up the way the one on the nest was acting ,,digging around and this was at 2:something am ,, i am so so happy 4/12/07 9;32am Barbara

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:33am pst

THIS IS WONDERFUL NEWS!!!

THEY DID IT!!

9:33 AM  
Blogger cyn said...

what a blessing......i am honor to have witness this beautiful event..seeing the male leave and the lil eaglet's head was totally amazing......then mom just looking into the nest at her baby was breathtaking......thanks for to zoom in....could see the eaglet's lil beak......to think on wednsday we thought no hatch and were saddened by this ....then today a whole new joyous feeling.......ty wing and gang for all the information you provide.....

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YAY!!

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Connie said...

I have been watching since about 8:50 this morning. I saw a lot of egg tending type behavior prior to your posting — and, when the camera was in tight on the eagle, I thought I saw "fluff" moving in the lower right hand corner — maybe about 9:00? Don't know if it was a chick, or rear feathers of the adult.

Connie McCabe

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

For all of us on medication, we can reduce the dose now.

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

I am so-o-o excited and happy for the whole staff at BRI. I just made a "Happy Birthday" donation. Anyone care to join me?

Anna

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:01 AM EDT Males leaves the nest. 9:02 Female returns and just stands on edge of nest. Close up of cam and YES, there is a chick. WOW Thanks BRI for making this possible. Patty

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely saw a pretty little fuzzy head this morning, poking up, looking for breakfast! I feel like a proud grandparent1

9:40 AM  
Blogger Connie said...

Good morning,

Have been watching the nest since about 8:50 this morning. Prior to your post, I saw a lot of "tending" behavior. Also, when the camera was in zoom position on the eagle, I saw "fluff" moving in the lower right hand corner of the image area — don't know if it was a chick or the rear feathers of the adult.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Connie said...

Good morning,

Have been watching the nest since about 8:50 this morning. Prior to your post, I saw a lot of "tending" behavior. Also, when the camera was in zoom position on the eagle, I saw "fluff" moving in the lower right hand corner of the image area — don't know if it was a chick or the rear feathers of the adult.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

How's dad going to land with food in his good talon and a bad foot?? Maybe he'll try an air drop!

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Jill said...

Yea! I almost feel like it's a birth in the family as I have become so fascinated and close with these eagles. I am also very worried about them with this storm upon us... We all need to keep positive thoughts...

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*Doing Happy Dance*

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW What a wonderful surprise!
DC
4-12-07 8:45 central time

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAGNIFICENT!!!
I had lost hope on Monday after the announcement of the weekend flyover. Tuesday was spent watching the eagles with a heavy heart. Wednesday was spent wondering about the strange activity on the nest. AND Thursday is filled with JOY. We have a eaglet, and possibly more to follow in a couple of days?!!!
Wing (or camera operator) - what an excellent job this morning zooming in on the eaglets head.
4/12/07 9:45am
GREAT JOB BRI CREW!!!!!

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was watching this morning @ approximately 0830 Eastern, and kept seeing something moving in the nest. Thought maybe it was just feathers. Fantastic to hear there is a chick!

Colorado Springs, CO

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow...simply wow!

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom keeps looking around and calling..for Dad to bring something to eat, maybe?

4/12/07 - 9:48

9:49 AM  
Blogger BA said...

WOW, I nearly peed my pants when I saw that fuzzy lil gray baby. Those parents really know what they're doing covering the eggs probably for added insulation. What a great way to start the day. I hope I don't get fired for watch them all day. Congratulations!!! It's a great day for nature.

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am awestruck, by the miracle of it all!

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if there are more chicks??

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Kyle said...

9:52 AM, Eagle leaves nest

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom flies off at 9:51, after lots of verbalization. Nest empty for only one minute, then Dad returns, stands on edge of nest looking down. Is that a little chick-peep I'm hearing?? Dad finally steps CAREFULLY into nest at 9:55.

4/12 - 9:56 EDT

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HURRAY!!!!!!!!!

Let's hear it for "Little Wing!!" Perfect name for this strong willed little creature...

Thank you and my donation for this year is on the way...

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG... what terrific news!!! YEAHHH EAGLES!!!

T. Quinn

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched when the mom left, and then dad came to tend the nest... he looked intently into the nest before getting in... and yes, stepped VERY gingerly before settling down..

10:05 AM  
Anonymous Patti said...

I am so thrilled!!! This is what I get for not logging on earlier!!! Watched the video - yippeeee!!! A baby!!
Patti in PA

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

I'm off to make my donation in honor of "Little Wing"; can't tell you how much I've enjoyed watching this unfold. Talk about an academy award performance!

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I spent years observing a duck nesting and, though ducks and eagles are very different, their nesting behavior seemed quite similar from the beginning. I wanted to write yesterday that I thought this was not a failed nest, perhaps just a delayed nest. Mom never stopped sitting this nest as if the eggs were duds. Yesterday, she seemed unusually attentive. At one point, I saw her peck and move the eggs and what appeared as eggshell on her beak. Every time she sat back down, she would tuck her feather-mixed compost around to fill in the gaps where she thought cold air would come in. Ducks do this all the time because the eggs are big and they never feel like they are sitting on them completely. Mom eagle would not have continued to do this if she thought these eggs were duds. Ducks cover their eggs completely with leaves and compost when the weather is cold which is what I believe the eagles did, also. They then sit on this feathermix to help insulate the eggs. That is why mom felt she could leave for a little while. When the plane flew over, it would only appear to be a nest, no eggs. I am only speculating from duck observations, but the eagle actions are so similar, I felt that this nest was still viable from mom's actions. Now, whether the cold weather was too much for the eggs, I couldn't tell. Neither could mom. Then, when she seemed unusually attentive yesterday, I just kept my fingers crossed that I was interpreting her actions correctly. I am so happy I saw a tiny head at 8:18am this morning when she stood up and kept looking down.

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Gezzie said...

Great name.....Little Wing
I am not sure but I thought I saw another one....some white on the bottom left of the nest. You can almost see through the nest....
Thank-you God for this miracle and thank-you BRI

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I logged on this morning with a heavy heart, saw Mom sitting to the left of the nest, looking magnificent as usual and then, lo and behold, I saw something popping up and down in the centre of the nest -- a little fluffy head?! A chick! A miracle baby! Still crying but these are tears of pure joy!

10:15 AM  
Anonymous 12truet said...

That is wonderful news I was afraud that there wern't any more. awesome name

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think theres 2 , I saw white fuzzy movement in two places at the same time . One just to the left of center one just to the right .

10:32 AM  
Blogger Debodell said...

I thought I heard peeping last night! And she was so attentive to something in the nest! Now we know! How wonderful! Your zoom-in this morning gave us the confirmation of a miraculous event! Thanks so much for all you do...incredible!

10:37 AM  
Blogger ctlodge said...

Oh My..... We have been watching the nest on and off since the article in the paper about a possible nest failure. At about 9am today we saw what we thought was a chick. Our boss thought we saw a feather, but low and behold we were right and there was a fluffy chick head bobbing around.
We were so thankful to have seen the wonderful sight. Thanks for the chance to observe.

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Olive Branch,Ms. said...

This is a wonderful surprise.I just watched Baby having a snack.Sometimes it looks like there are 2? she is feeding.
HI MOM!!!I see you found the blog.

Thanks Yal!!!!

1:27 PM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

4-12-07 13:35 (EDT)

Here's the video of Mom scolding Dad about bringing in some food. Poor Dad, he's trying and just now (not on this video) fed the eaglet.

What a wonderful nest!!! Thanks BRI!

http://tinyurl.com/ynw5pu

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Madmax - Portland said...

Madmax said...

I am so proud, I have been praying all week you were wrong, I knew the chick would be here. thank you GOD! They are your creation.

Thank you BRI for giving us such a joy to watch. My donation is coming soon for the on going of this wonderful learning experience.

3:31 PM  
Blogger eaglelover said...

wooooooohooooo!!! Lil' and Big have siblings!!! Little Wing love the name. I am just thrilled. Watched all last spring unitl lil' and big fleged. Can't wait to do it again. Thanks again for the amazing view!

9:03 PM  

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