Friday, May 04, 2007

Loon cam live

Good morning. Lee Attix and I set up the loon cam yesterday. You can see the refreshing still image at We are currently working on the live video which we hope to have running shortly. Lee is writing on a blog dedicated to the looncam at We now have a second camera set up that points out towards the water in order to get a view of what is happening on the water in front of the nest. Our current system only allows one camera to be on at a time. We will switch back and forth depending on where the birds are.

We have confirmed that both the male and female loons from last year have returned, which is a very good sign for successful nesting. Over the last four years the birds have initiated nesting around the third week in May. Generally a week prior to the birds nesting they will start working on the nest site and may copulate on the nest site.

Like the eaglecam, we will depend upon your observations to let us know what is happening with the loons. Please post your comments on the looncam blog.

I am also working on the other cam—I just received another important component which I will deliver to the site today! I will keep you updated on how it all is progressing.

Fundraising update. We are now at $14, 200! Thank you!

Wing Goodale, BioDiversity Research Institute


Blogger Maura said...

Finally have some $$ to send! It's my third season of loon cam and I'm excited. I've watched the WVA eagle nest where they lost their eggs quite a while ago and while they stayed around and mated, nature hasn't rewarded them with more eggs. And it may be that these 2 need a season off.

Wing said something the other day about looking at putting in cams for a peregrine falcon nest and an osprey nest. I've been watching osprey nests all over the world and they seem to be in short supply! Please, give 'em another one. Peregrines, too, seem to need the help and if we get to watch, all the better for everyone.

Thanks for all the work you do to bring us this view of nature which simply cannot be beat. No bugs, no walking, just click and see it right there. I enjoy actually being there, but at work, it's a little hard, so this is great! Keep up the good work.


9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

California Kid

Great news on the contributions. Everyone send at least $5.oo and it would help a whole lot. Great to see the Loon cam and I look forward to a prosperous nesting season. Thanks for all you do and for keeping us updated. You all rock.

7:26 am Pacific Time

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fri. May4
Hi fellow eagle enthusiasts! Hi Wing and all you people at BRI!
Looks like a sunny, breezy day on the coast of Maine. Here in NH it's a beautiful day.
I see no eagle activity at the nest. I hear no eagle activity off camera. I think I've been checking at the wrong times for I haven't seen the eagles except for the fantastic videos that you computer savvy bloggers have been able to catch. Thanks! Looking forward to the loons,

10:48 AM  
Blogger Marian said...

There is an eagle on the branch at the nest right now. 9:08 PDT

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5-4-07 Friday 12:15p.m. Ok still image isn't working, clicked on live cam and there are our eagles on y branch!! Dad moves over to nest, just sitting looking around, now if Mom would just do a lil scoot over to nest and lay an egg, life be good lol things very peaceful right now!! Dad back on branch, they just copulated! hmmm I still have hope, refuse to give up! Wendy in Maine :)

12:20 PM  
Blogger Marguerite said...

Two eagles sitting on branches. May 4th; 12:15pm.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is 1222 ME local time, and the eagles are sitting on the Y branch ... amazing how majestic they can be ... so beautiful and peaceful ...

A in AL

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:22 am Mountaing Time Both are on Y branch

12:23 PM  
Blogger CJ in MN said...

Wellllll, I signed on about 10 mins ago and since then an intruder landed and was chased off by Mom(I believe), then joined by Dad, and then in this last minute they mated! So-o-o-o, there's that! We'll see what it all means. CJ in MN, Fri, May 4, 11:22am CDT.

12:24 PM  
Blogger CJ in MN said...

Wellllll, I signed on about 10 mins ago and since then an intruder landed and was chased off by Mom(I believe), then joined by Dad, and then in this last minute they mated! So-o-o-o, there's that! We'll see what it all means. CJ in MN, Fri, May 4, 11:22am CDT.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 12:25pm EDT one of the eagles was sitting at the "Y" branch.

12:25 PM  
Blogger roxy said...

Hello all bloggers. I was watching today 5/4/07 around 12:10 PM EDT, and saw two eagles copulating again on the Y branch! I believe it is our original Mom and Dad from their behavior. Didn't have sound to confirm the voices unfortunately from where I was using a PC, but they love that branch and Dad flew above Mom and then on her back... just like I'd seen them do several times in the past. So cool to see this "real time"! This pair is something else. One eagle left the nest shortly after. One is still there looking out over the water... just beautiful to see!

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Hello, my friends.....

Did you see what I just observed? A little hanky panky between our precious eagles. Dad is frisky with all the nice weather.....didn't see mom running off either.

They flew in at 12:03p. Mom a minute later. Dad left in three minutes but came back at 12:11p. Now, that breath of fresh air must have got him to thinking...."my mate sure looks pleasant sitting on that limb today....better get back and tend the home front!!"...And tend it, he did. Now I to start counting out 5-10 days again to see if there is a successful copulation? Yeppers...will do. I believe Wing said the latest recording for laying eggs was May 6th , well, we know our couple is capable of anything and everything. I also believe it is the original pair. They never are far off when an intruder jumps onto the nest, even if they have to dive in with an eviction notice!!

Hang in my friends...This pair knows how to perform that will assure even more donations for Wing and BRI.

I am sure loving this day...hope you are too.

Male flew off at just sitting there enjoying herself...sounds natural..LOL


12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The eagle is sitting on the Y-branch even as we speak

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tracey in Houston....
Activity at the eagle nest.
They copulated.
Which brings me to my next question. Do eagles have a mating season and if so, why are they mating again?
Here's hoping for yet a successful hatch.
Thanks Wing for the update and Congratulations on the donations.
05/04 11:30AM houston time

12:33 PM  
Blogger Bird Lover in Maine said...


Great news on the Loon Cam, Wing!


12:04, a female arrives on nest - not sure it's Mom anymore. A male - Dad? - arrived a minute or so later and then left at 12:08, only to return at 12:12. While they were on the Y branches together, they copulated at 12:19! At 12:23 the male left. At 12:30 the female is still on the nest and I need to leave for a meeting.

All the best to our happy couple!!

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just checked in during lunch and witnessed some "eagle lovin'" at 12:18pm(et) on the Y branch. Dad left at 12:22pm and mom is still perched on Y branch enjoying the scenery at 12:36pm. Gotta go back to work...Hate that!!

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 Apr, 10 AM in NM Female on Y branch with male on edge of nest. Male flew off while female continued to "talk" to him. He came back and landed on edge of nest.
10:15 in NM. Pair at nest site and copulated on Y branch. This happened after several "talks". Male flew away and female remained. She is still on Y branch at 10:45. Have not seen or heard male since he flew away.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

5/4/2007 12:05 PM EST
Here we go again! I captured the eagles copulating 14 minutes into this video, but with all that went on yesterday, I don't know if this is our original pair. Here's hoping!
Dad flies off, but Mom remains on the branch.
Eagles Copulating


12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friday, May 4th at 1:00

A lone eagle sitting on the y-shaped branch facing the water, he/she has been there for at least 10 minutes. Wish they were hatching eggs! Love this site, keep up the good work!

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Linnie said...

YIPPEEE!!!!!!!!! Just signed on to see one E on the nest, and after reading the entries, I'd say that a bit ago, there were 2!!!!
What is up with this intruder @&$%$*$%&*!?!?!?!? Someone needs to straighten this neighborhood out!
Just when I am about resigned to giving up the ship with Mr. & Mrs. E having a family this yr........ better practice what I preach......
Keep the faith!

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tracey in Houston.....
Eagle flew off y branch after sitting there for about 45 minutes.
05/04 12:16PM houston time

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/4 11:39 Central time eagle standing on the y-branch, silent. Nothing in background, not even the crows. Looked like Mama. Continued standing there until 12:19.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:05 est 1 eagle landed on nest then immediately left as mom came down almost on top of him. possible the intruder.
12:06 dad arrives
12:08 dad leaves
12:12 dad returns
12:18 copulation
12:23 dad leaves
mom preans and sits for almost an hour then leaves didn't see when but between about 1:15 and 1:27 perhaps garding the nest for the hour from the intruder.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Eagles mating around 12:18 p.m.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Red Rover said...

Here is a link to my blog requesting people to support the eagle cam.
If everyone does that it will mean more money for the Bald Eaglecam.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/04 @ 14:39

I signed on at 12:07 and found an adult on the Y with lots of calling. I believe this is Ms. Mom.

12:10 - Male arrived, nice flex of left talons, much chatter, high on Y right with no head (again). Male into nest and then back on Y.

12:18 - Copulating; male moves to left of female on Y.

12:21 - Male leaves.
12:22 - Female calling.
13:12 - Female finally leaves.

Unfortunately, I question the male ... never got a good shot of a longer beak. Hopefully one of our video bloggers can isolate and give an opinion. Don't trust my sound for id.

Now, if it was indeed Ms. Mom ... would she have mated with another male? I almost expected Mr. Mom to come flying in to chase away an intruder ... remember, Ms. Mom sat quietly on the branch during one intruder/Mr. Mom altercation. Cannot imagine our pair would have allowed an intruder that much time on the nest. But, also cannot imagine that Mr. & Ms. Mom are still copulating.

Talk about confusion!!


2:49 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

I'm sorry that for some of you the links for Real Player didn't work. I don't think it is the links, but you must not have Real Player on your computer. You can download it for free at

9 minute video viewed at YouTube of eagle visits starting around noon, May 4th.


Dad had a quick visit around 2:26 p.m., here are some pictures.

3:17 PM  
Blogger heather said...

Wing, thank you for the update on the loon cam, I am looking forward to watching this year.
Suzanne- thanks for posting the video capture of the eagles copulating on the branch earlier today, I had just closed the camera image to run to the store so I missed the whole thing!
Sure seems like it could happen for this pair again this year with all the hanky panky going on! Here's hoping!
Heather in Mi

3:20 PM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

5-4-07 16:07hr (EDT)

Suzanne - excellent video! I won't post mine, as it's a shorter version of your video.

After Dad left, I could barely believe my eyes when he returned and mated.

This year I'll not buy tickets to Six-Flags because this CAM is enough roller-coaster for me!

4:11 PM  
Anonymous SarahinSanDiego said...

THANK YOU for bringing our Loon cam back WOO HOOOOO! I'm hoping for a more successful "hatching" this round... vs. last year... so we all have to send out good vibes.
I also hope the sister Eagle cam will also re-copulate for more successful hatchings too now that most of hopefully winter weather eliments have subsided.
I'm happy as the first poster Maura who also has $$ to send. I would like to also send a donation and relief I'll be able to in June!
Thanks again for bringing our Loon cam back! :-)

4:41 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

5/4/2007 6:07 EST
Mom arrives at the nest, calling for Dad. No luck.

Mom Returns


6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I see an eagle near the nest last night? I was up about 3:30 a.m. and it sure looked like it to me. I'm really enjoying this!!!!!

6:47 PM  
Blogger patrish said...

5-4-07 12:08-12:30 PM The eagles seem to visit me at noontime every day at school. I sit down at my computer, and there they are! Today, they were there, and they were mating. I was so excited! I hope it took!

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is my first attempt to blog. Even tho I've watched last year's eaglets grown to fledge, I've been hesitant to write. I've had bad feelings about everyone giving this year's eaglets names knowing the bad weather they were about to endure. I've been very sad to see an empty nest where eaglets should be thriving. I'm very hopeful for the future. This year has been a very interesting and informative year, indeed. I only hope the original mom and dad succeed in renesting. I love the comradary we have all shared. Cheering with the good times and crying with the bad. I was so looking forward to watching the babies grow into adulthood. Living in Mass, I could'nt sleep that night during the nor'easter. I hope and pray along with all of you that they successfully renest and those darn intruders leave them alone.

Cathy H
5/4 7:30 EST

7:33 PM  
Blogger movin said...

Good evening,

I am sure Mom and Dad are still in possession of this nest...

Watched the clips the other day and Dad successfully drove off the challenger. Mom was not challenged by another female, and she is also still on the nest.

I also watched Suzanne's clip from today, and Dad's appearance and sound are the same as before. Also, his injured left leg or foot is still evident...he uses it very well, but he is still limping on it. He sometimes resembles Long John Silver with his peg leg.

It is still Mom and Dad, and they appear determined to start a second family this season...hope they are successful.


1:33 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Saturday, May 5th

Heard Dad vocalizing near the nest site at 5:23 AM ET. No visual.


5:32 AM  
Blogger Sherd43 said...

Saturday 5:35 AM


I'm sure you will probably get tired of hearing this request...but there are a lot of people who would love to see that beautiful Maine sunrise in color. I just watched in black and white what I imagine was one of the most magnificent yet.

Any chance you could reset the day cam again to come on at Civil Twilight? This morning it was at 4:46 AM and sunrise was 5:18 AM. If it were on at Civil Twilight, we would catch all the morning glow before sunrise. Obviously, it will keep getting earlier through the summer, but if you set it for 4:45 AM, we wouldn't have to bother you for a while. ;o)

It would be so much appreciated because it really is part of the beauty of our nest.

Thanks for any consideration,


5:52 AM  
Blogger gigi said...

5/5 8:09am. Just logged on after watching the Peregrines here in Mi. One chick hatched another in the process, one more egg to go. The nest is on a ledge on the county building here in Mount Clemens. How different from your eagles, no nesting material, just gravel on a flat top roof. Was watching your eagles yesterday about noon, way to go Mom and Dad!!! Off to do my Happy Eagle Dance once again. Gigi 1 out. :-]

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Nancy D said...

I don't think my last posted... if so, sorry! Judy, would you please post a link to your utube video?


8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Good Morning.....05-05-07

A pretty morning at the coast again this morning. The eagles are enjoying temps around 50 degrees with a slight breeze at times. 30% precipitation predicted for some parts of the coast.

We certainly had a good day at the nest yesterday, overall.

Now, I need to depend on you bloggers for some more info:

This is my first year observing the eagles. For those who watched last year, did the parents mate from time to time after the little ones were hatched? Is this behavior ordinary whether they have chicks or not? If not, then I guess we should suppose they are trying for a successful copulation or maybe even more sensible at this later date...Is this ordinary behavior for a pair that has lost their little ones after a hatching, and they fill the void by performing an action that duplicates what they wish could bring them back to square one? Kinda like wishful thinking?

I guess what I am trying to say eagles, in the norm, hanky pank year round. Just because two eagles have a meeting of the mind or whatever (lol) should we expect eggs?



8:50 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Note to Anna:
Regarding your question on eagle mating, I found this information on the Hancock Wildlife site.
"Bald eagles mate from the time of returning to the nest territory in early fall through egg laying, and sometime a few months after."

If you want to read more on this interesting site, here's the link:

Hancock Wildlife


12:38 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Saturday, 5/5

1:40 PM ET

The nest is extremely quiet today. I believe Mom and Dad are out for the day enjoying the fantastic spring weather.


1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May 5, Sat.
Happy Sinco De Mayo! Second time I've checked the nest. No eagles by sight or by ear. Looks like a beautiful day at the ocean but I suspect it's probably a little chilly. Come On EAGLES! I need my eagle fix today. My birthday is coming up and that's when I am going to send money to BRI. Hope everyone is having a pleasant weekend wherever you are!

3:22 PM  
Blogger Diana B. said...

Found this interesting site while browsing around

Lots of history about OUR eagles!

Diana in Fairfield, Conn.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/05 @ 16:00

Wow ... is it really possible that we have had an empty nest all day! I keep expecting to find blogs re sightings that I have missed. Darn.


5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/05 @ 17:02

Sorry, realized that I did not adjust for ET with my last post.


5:01 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

I finally get to sit & watch the 15 sec camera all day & no activity ... sigh ... Thx for all the updates/blogs. Be well everyone. Patti in CA

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Thank you, Suzanne.....what a nice article you pointed out to me. A great story that reinforces my thoughts that eagles, do indeed, have feelings. Thanks again.

It has been quiet on the waterfront today. The temp has stayed around 50 degrees with a slight breeze. Guess all are enjoying the day.

I have heard an occasional call by an eagle but have seen none on cam. Maybe other viewers have.

Hope you are enjoying the day as well.

My best,


6:03 PM  
Anonymous Lotte said...

Checked on and off all day long. No eagles. Not even now and then. Not a one. None.
Even the background-sound seems subdued.
Little birds quietly chatter, some of them close but no visual.
Our eagles are probably out sailing blue skies. Way to go, Eagles!
As for the crows: Noisy as ever. I like crows, too.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Memlili said...

Heard a weather forecast for coastal Hancock County for tonight and tomorrow. We're supposed to wake up to MID 30'S (!!!) in the morning. But then it's supposed to go up into the upper 60's on Monday. This is spring time in Maine!

7:41 PM  
Anonymous judym said...

5/5 7pmCDT
Checked the nest many times today but no eagles. Dad must be in the neighborhood at 7pm as I heard his raspy call. Hope Mom finds him tonight.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Suzanne: your video of 5/4 6:07 was interesting to me for two reasons: I discovered that the audio, like the still cam, is slightly ahead of the video. That explains why I can't see any beaks open when I hear something, and will help to tell who is calling in future. 2nd, there were some human voices very nearby at the end, one female and one male. I hope this was the landowners and not somebody from a boat, but it sounded too close to be in a boat. I also found the Hancock site which you (later) recommended interesting, too, but not nearly as good as "ours." A brief closeup of the parent feeding a chick was nice, and I wish sometimes we could be as close when that happens. But my gosh, the noisiness of that environment makes you really appreciate the Maine setting. Huge airplanes every few minutes, dogs barking relentlessly, etc. There was a nice little wren chirp I enjoyed, however. I guess we should count ourselves lucky, on balance. But the information regarding mating was exactly what we were wanting to know, so thanks for pointing us to it. J in SETex

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:28 Central time, 5/5: All of a sudden I cannot get the live cam. It says check the address and try again. Are you folks working on the computer? (surely not this late and on a Saturday!).

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:32 p.m. Central time, 5/5 Suddenly I cannot get the live loon cam, wheras I got it earlier. It says check the address and try again. I am having the same trouble with the eagle live cam. What's up?

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Good Evening...5-05-07

It is 10:15 p.m. and I must admit this has been an interesting day....well, maybe not so interesting. I have not seen even one glimpse of our eagle friends.

I will be interested in reading the other blogs in hopes maybe someone else was lucky enough to see them on cam. I have heard an eagle in the distance but that does not mean they are "our" pair. Other than when the storm was at its worse, I have always seen them at least once during the day, it seems.

I am wondering if there is action going on at the tree site, maybe clean-ups after the storm, people mulling just doesn't feel right to me.

Oh well, tomorrow will bring some comments, I am sure.

Anxiously awaiting..


10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sun. May6
Just checking in . Breezy night with thunder in the distance. The ocean sounds lovely. No eagles in the nest tonight. All's peaceful and quiet at the moment.

1:46 AM  
Blogger Sherd43 said...

Sunday, May 6 6:12AM


Thank you so much for the sunrise hours! ;o)


6:13 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Sunday, May 6th

Dad heard vocalizing loudly at 6:04 AM ET. No visual.


6:20 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Sunday, May 6th

Mom has been heard from time to time throughout the morning. No visual.


8:37 AM  
Anonymous judym said...

5/6 The Maine website sent by Dianab did not come up as she had listed so after experimenting I found it at

Very interesting. All about our eagles!! Thanks Diana

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Lotte said...

Still no eagles. This is becoming weirder by the hour.
Did anyone see them today? I heard what sounded like our male some time ago. Other than the faint rasping call there wasn't a sign of them.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

It's Sunday afternoon....2:15 p.m.

Temp around 53 degrees, yet no signs of an eagle for me to see, What's up? Is anyone seeing anything? This is not the behavior I am use to seeing and can't help but wonder what is going on at the eagle site?

Our eagles were so happy, mating and all two days nothing.

Has something been changed around there? I cannot even see an intruder trying to take over an empty nest. Usually, when a nest is left unattended something comes along and tries to move in and our pair of eagles come out of nowhere to defend the homefront.

Why is it so if everything has been scared away. An occasional crow but something does not seem right.

Maybe this site needs to be checked again? I hope my concern is not necessary but........


2:15 PM  
Blogger Diana B. said...

The whole URL for the State of Maine's site on bald eagles, which includes the biologists' journals from last year, didn't copy properly for some reason. Here it is again (I used this handy "tiny" site):

Lots of great info on these eagles.

Diana in Fairfield, Conn.

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's Sunday late afternoon, I have check back on the eagle nest frequently today, and have not seen an eagle. I had high hopes but I feel like time is running against this pair. I was hoping to beable to watch some babies be raised. This pair has had to overcome so many different obstacles this year, that is does nto surprise me if there is not another nesting this year. I would get tire of trying if that were me, the discouragment these two have had to deal with is unbeliebable. I am anxious waiting the loons nesting. It would be fun to watch a mother deer and her baby, as I have never seen one. Must run now and think about supper. Loon and eagle fan in Palermo, Maine.

4:55 PM  
Blogger patrish said...

Is it just me, or are they nowhere to be found today? I miss them! Wouldn't they be spending more time on the nest if they were renesting?

5:20 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

Haven't seen our friends in a couple of days ... sigh ... I hope they are ok ... Patti in CA

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/06 @ 18:42

Oh, my! I checked the nest and have been waiting for blog updates. Another day with no visible eagles! Holding hope that they are perched off camera.


6:44 PM  
Anonymous Lotte said...

Anna is right. So even if our eagles had lost interest others would be trying to take over. But there are no attempts to do so.
Something is very weird.
The only thing I can think of now is that our pair will check in once a week, just to keep the nest their own. I think I've read that they do that. But why no intruders in the meantime?
I did hear the male again, but not the female. I miss them.

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:19 I can hear the male eagle loud and clear in the same tree as the nest. Sounds like a warning to an intruder or just calling the female.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sun. May6
Hi all. Just checking in. It's twilight and there's no one at the nest but I hear a couple of eagle cries closeby. Maybe these eagles found out we were "spying" on them. lol Like Anna said things seem strange. I hear dogs barking and yesterday I could hear motorcycles and human activity. Perhaps there is a public beach nearby and we're just hearing normal summer noise. Well. It sounds like their familiar cries nearby so I think they are still there. More loud motorcycles. Okay..what's happening here? EEEk. Mysterious....oooOOOOooOOOOooo

8:04 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Sunday, May 6th

Quiet day and evening at the nest. Heard some chatter prior to a fly by shortly after 7:15PM ET but no one is stopping by the nest at all today. Hopefully, tomorrow we will see Mom and Dad.


8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sun..nope midnight Mon.
Checking in before bed. All is quiet and the nest is empty. What a strange day. Is there new construction in the area? Some trees perhaps were cleared,hence more traffic noise? Remember a while back we heard saws? It's perplexing. I hope our eagle pair is doing fine. I'm sure they are. Since the storm there are a lot of homeless birds and there's a lot of commotion going on. (I'm guessing here) I hope everyone has a nice week! Wow..this wknd. flew by so fast for me. Spooky empty nest. I miss the eagles.

12:18 AM  
Blogger maryg said...

1 eagle on nest at 5:10, flew off at 5:15, someone called

5:19 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Monday 05-07 4:45 A.M. E.T tuned in to find mom and dad standing in nest. Appeared to be doing a bit of housekeeping. Dad stepped over to side and mom settled down in nest. She gets up at appx. 4:55 A.M. E.T. and they both proceed to look into nest and at each other for a bit then mom pecks dad on head several times and he sits down in nest as she moves to the side. After a minute she hops up on Y branch and flies off at appx. 5:03 A.M. Dad stays on nest until appx. 5:13 and then flies away.

5:23 AM  
Anonymous Jane said...

Monday May 7th
4:47 AM

We saw both Mom and Dad on the nest early this morning at 4:47 AM. They flew in "together" (one right behind the other) after some chatter.

They remained there a while. At first they looked over the nesting material and picked at it.

They seemed very affectionate. It looked as though one of them would nestle into the nest bowl, at one point, and at another point it looked as though they would mate. But they didn't. Toward the end of their visit Dad was either lying on the nest bowl or sitting very low on the edge of the nest.

Mom flew to the branch and left first, at 4:55 AM followed by Dad at about 5:15 AM.

5:32 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

A Happy Monday Morning to You All..

A quiet, calm, clear sunny day at the coast line this morning. The temp is hovering around 47 degrees but with expectations of it rising to the 60's today.

I see no action, once again, at
the nest site...oops, as I write this, I can hear the male nearby. It is 7:35 a.m. Now, that is the way I would like to be greeted each morning. I do not see him but at least I know he is nearby. I do not expect to see egg laying at this late date, but I do get concerned when nothing at all is going on for a couple of days. I guess maybe that is what we can expect now that their duties do not include feeding the little ones. What now for our great pair? Will it include over the summer months, occasional nest cleaning, reconstruction, bringing in new material for the next springtime? Certainly they would have to stay in the area or others would claim the nest. Still no sight of eagles but I just heard the mom also.

It will be a nice day....maybe with eagle sightings soon.



7:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/7; 7:45 AM EDT
I keep hearing the eagles (Mom mostly). They must be somewhere close, just out of frame, but not on the nest.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Maggie from Newtown CT said...

May 7, 7:52 am EDT

Heard Mom calling Dad closeby at 7:45, but saw neither.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Patti said...

Do you know the way to San Jose? Well .. check out Jose & Clara with their 3 new babies. This web site explains their story:
Now I can fill my empty nest syndrome a little since I miss our eagles so much. Be well everyone!
Patti in CA

8:22 AM  
Blogger gigi said...

That's it no more Happy Eagle Dancing for me! 1st time, a Nor'easter, second time Intruders, third time they vanish, haven't seen them in two days. NO MORE dancing, it wasn't pretty anyway.Think of Elaine on Seinfield. LOL 8:46am 5/7 Gigi 1 out.

8:46 AM  
Blogger spavel said...

Clickables for:
diana b's 5/6 2:39 PM State of Maine bald eagle site
patti's 5/7 8:22 AM Jose and Clara cam at Santa Cruz.


10:04 AM  
Blogger Kathie said...

Can the camera be moved out some? We are not seeing anything going on in the nest but can hear them nearby.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those peregrine falcon fans and anyone else interested, there is a new hatch at the following website:
(4 eggs total were laid)

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning from Kirkland, Washington, located near Seattle.
For those of you who would like a BABY Eagle Fix you can view 2 newborn Eaglets in a nest near Kent, Washington, also East of Seattle. Go to click on the dropdown box. KentCam2 and KentCam3 will give you the best view of the nest. This is not nearly as exciting as the BRI Eagle cam since it is a still cam that refreshes every 15 seconds but it does give you an opportunity to watch 2 little bobbleheads. Thanks again Wing for all that you're doing to help our feathered critter friends. Your site is by far my absolute favorite.
Linda Z. 9:06am PDT

12:06 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Monday, May 7th 4:47 PM ET

I've been watching for a few minutes, the first time I got to the computer today. Nest is breezy and beautiful but no sight of Mom and Dad. So glad some of you saw them this AM!

Have to sign off until later. Thank you everyone for your posts. Anna, your weather updates for the region are most appreciated. At least we know what is in store for our eagle pair.


4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/7/07 5 PM EDT
One of the eagles was sitting on the Y branch for about 5 mins. Then a big gust of wind about blew him/her off the branch so it took off. Just so happy to see an eagle even for just a short while.
Southern California girl.

5:07 PM  
Blogger leolalin said...

If anyone is interested - here is a link to an osprey nest in Milford, CT. There are 4 eggs that were laid in April, the first on 4-11. This Tues. (tomorrow) is 28 days so hatching can occur anytime now. The live view is good, but there is no blog so it's not nearly as exciting as this camera. As everyone else, I'm missing the excitement of "our eagles", but still enjoying the blog. Thanks to everyone. Hope you enjoy the ospreys!

(I know from the preview that on the link, the "osprey,htm" doesn't show on the post, but if you copy and paste, it does show up then. Good luck!)

5:11 PM  
Blogger Bird Lover in Maine said...


I heard loud calling very near-by the nest from 4:45 to 4:55PM, and then at about 4:55 an eagle landed. I presume it was Mom. She spent about a minute on the nest and then moved to the Y branch where she quietly perched for aboout 10 minutes before she left. Then at about 5:17 there were very distinct calls from I think Dad, right near the nest, but not in view.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Good Afternoon from Central Maine...05-07-07

It is 5:45 p.m. I knew I could depend on you bloggers to bring me good that I needed to hear. I have missed our eagles for a couple of day.....really worried about them...

I hurried in from work today and clicked on immediately to the blogs....Thank heavens....both eagles have been seen on the nest this morning. You sure made my day. Now, it got me to thinking again. We know they mated on the 5th of May, for sure. Is it once again possible for eggs to be hatched between the 10th and 15th? That is the waiting period that we know of for sure. I have got to stop wishing...

We know the mama endured hellish storms....storms that would pelt her body for 3-4 days that was well below the freezing mark and with winds up to 60 mph, who knows just how cold it felt as she lay there, day in, day out, to protect that little gray head we saw her and dad feed for a few days...All this and then lose the chicks. They both deserve the summer off from tending babies, they have been through so much. Still, if they wanted to surprise us, we would all be so thrilled.

Bless you all for all the inputs. the fill-ins make my day complete.

This has got to be the best room of intelligent, caring bloggers that I have been in.

Keep the faith,


5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:38 central 5/7
OMG Looking at the loon cam and some how switched to the Live eagle cam - Both on the nest,
One is sitting looking Right at Home
Oh, how I've missed these two!

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both eagles at the nest, one sitting...

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Monday evening....@ 7:39.

I just started to observe two precious eagles on the nest. They are both picking out of the nest at the same time. If there is a possibility that birds can be in love, then this is real!! LOL

They are treating each other so tenderly, moving against each other. What a beautiful sight to see. As I am viewing them right now, one is cuddling down into the nest as the mate perches above on the edge of the nest. I am starting to let my mind believe that they are preparing for something more than next spring's nesting. They are is 7:43, one just left, I presume the male....the other is still sitting low in the nest...I am thinking she may be spending the night....if she does, we may expect some egg laying in a few short days. Remember, we saw mating on the 5th but that does not mean they weren't mating a day or two before that. Here I go again....expecting more than I

Take care, my friends...


7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:43 pm central
Only one sitting in the nest now

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and now they're both gone again
so gut wrenching!!

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monday evening 7:38 pm just tuned in to both mom and dad on nest looking into nest bowl and then I think dad sat down in nest bowl. mom flew off at about 7:48pm and dad left at 7:50. 7:55 pm nest continues to be empty. SW in BH

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/7; ~7:45 pm EDT
Both on the nest. Dad in the nestbowl, and Mom standing. Mom flew off, and Dad stayed in the bowl for a bit longer. Looked like he called out, but I could not hear him - so no vioce = dad? Anyway, he flew off shortly after. Good to see them, just wish I knew what was going on in their heads.

7:56 PM  
Blogger San said...

6:50pm central time - Just as I checked in a bird was sitting in the nest. Looked like mom. Flew off as soon as I got the live camera on. I don't know how long she was there.

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/07 @ 19:59

Hooray! Two adults in the nest. Found them around 19:40. I thought I was watching Ms. & Mr. Mom ... but the behavior was different from anything that I have observed before. I must add that I have only seen them (this year and last) after egg laying. What I observed now seemed to fit with this morning's observation. Quite the cozy looking couple. No head biting but one did place it's head over the head/neck of the other and seemed to lean into it. Then one settled down (incubating position) and remained there for a few minutes after the other flew away. Total time around 10 minutes or so.

Counting on our video experts to have captured this for closer study ...

By the way, the still cam seems to stop updating in the evening. Noticed it both yesterday and today. Luckily I realized the situation and had the live feed running.


8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mon 5/7 Sometime between 7:30pm and 7:45 I witnessed an eagle in the nest. I don't know what sex. I was hopeful and then they flew away.

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

monday night 8:16 pm still no one on the nest. SW in BH

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Here is the entire about 12 minute visit at 7:37 pm. May 7th which was a very calm visit and they both seemed interested in snuggling in the nest bowl and Dad did!

Animation of Dad's Exit

You can scroll up and down on the above link to see more photos from that visit and earlier ones.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:22pm pst 5/7 Mon
I just saw Judy's video of our two eagles on the nest and was very happy to see it.
Thank you Judy for doing these postings for us!

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Judy! Thanks so much for the lovely moments you captured of the pair in the nest. It was so good to see them again. Sure looks like they're starting to feel pretty cozy in that nest again. Do we dare hope for eggs? Maybe the battle over the nest became a standoff for the two pairs and the other pair finally gave up? WEll.. gotta get some zzzzz's. YaY EAGLES!!
smilin' Maggie in NH

3:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's like they're teasing us! Every time we start to lose hope of a new clutch, they come back and copulate or sit down in the nest! Haha...

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Carole from Michigan said...

Tuesday, May 8th
7:34 AM

No activity on the nest.
There's a nest in Sindey BC. There two camera choices - one is a wide shot and the other a close up. It's not as good as ours, but there is a family there.

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Redetta said...

5/8, 5:o8am AZ
Quiet at the nest, oh, I hear eagles! They aren't in sight tho.

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

A Happy Tuesday Morning To All:

It is 8:15 a.m. here in Maine and the weather looks to be another beautiful day.

I have not had the pleasure of seeing our eagles this morning...been off and on the computer a bit. I did hear, I believe, the dad at 4:30 this morning. They appear to be early risers as my own birds in Central Maine start singing around that time. I can hear an eagle nearby as I write this.

They are enjoying 50 degree weather with clear skies this morning.....a light coastal breeze that anyone that has the luck of living on the coast, can tell you is expected.

Well, I am off to work so others may be able to do their job there....looking forward to coming back and checking in as I know someone will have brought me up to date.

You know, this is a good day to make another contribution to BRI...a good time to say "thank you" once again and let them know we appreciate all they do to make this a better world for every living thing.

Enjoy your day and I don't have to remind you to remember, in your own way, all the people who lost their own homes in the tragic tornado that lit down in Kansas and other places. We all need each other....whether helping people or trying to save wildlife.

My best,


8:24 AM  
Blogger Patti said...

I went NUTS over the blogs, video & pics! Thx everyone! There is still hope! Patti in CA

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/08/07..10:09Estam... Judy,Sherri,Kudz..etc..Anyone who leaves videos and still pics on the MBEDsite. THANK YOU!!!!! I don't have a computer at home and last nites stills were precious. I haven't seen them that lovin since they laid eggs before.We can only hope. It sure proved to me that she has not changed mates and from the looks never will, they wer definitely our original eagles. The display they did at 7:37 pm was so very loving that it made me want to cry. You go guys, you are awesome. Thanks so mu7ch it means a great deal to me. Bev

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Memlili said...

It is a glorious day here in coastal Hancock County. Bright sunshine, a pleasant breeze. Highs are expected to reach the low 70's. It will be interesting to see if our eagles decide on a warm weather family.

I watched an eagle soar overhead yesterday while driving and couldn't help but wonder if it was one of "ours".

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!! How exciting.

I've been away since last Friday and just catching up on the blog.

Maybe today or tomorrow will turn out to be E-Day? Gonna go check out the loon cam now. That's pretty exciting too.

Tues. May 8 1230 EDT.
Logged on at 1135. No sightings in this time period.

Renfrew ON

12:32 PM  
Blogger SoCal CBCat said...

Thanks to all bloggers for your continued comments. Your observations keep us together. This morning I heard both Mom and Dad, and saw a wing in the upper right corner of the cam. It really doesn't matter to me if they renest this season. It is enough to observe them. Judy's last videos were a treat. They are such a couple!

2:15 PM  
Anonymous MARTY said...


3:05 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Thank you again Judy. What an awesome heart touching video. I don't know what these birds memory spans are but they most likely know they've been through some rough times. It's nice to see them enjoying each other. I wonder if Wing could tell us when it's going to be too late- you know when it's time to give up on babies this year.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also want to thank Judy for the wonderful videos and pictures. I still love checking in on the nest all day long but I usually hear the eagles instead of seeing them. They seem to hang around in the nesting tree quite a bit..
Thank you Wing for this wonderful site!!!!

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wing -- I'm sure I am not the only one anxiously awaiting the Loon Cam. Can you tell us when the live cam will be up and running?

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Melinda said...

7:40 Pm They are home...both are sitting on the nest area. Mom and dad are doing alittle chatting at this time. I think mom ...flew sitting at the nest looking down. (correct me if i'm wrong sorry) he/she has flown away...aww well it was good while it lasted...

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought I would take a quick look and see if anything was going on at the nest...and lo and behold...both eagles were sitting on the nest...not sure how long they had been there...after a couple minutes one than the other flew off....saw them at 7:40 PM

7:46 PM  
Anonymous JudyS said...

7:42 pm EDT May 8 - saw both eagles on the nest briefly. Wing -do eagles make vocalizations that are in pitch ranges humans cannot hear?

7:46 PM  
Blogger Bird Lover in Maine said...


Saw an eagle on the nest at 7:42PM when I logged on, so I have no idea how long it had been there. Hopefully someone else knows. The eagle flew off shortly after I started watching it - about 5 minutes maybe. Not sure if Mom or Dad - was not able to be that attentive... Sure hope to see them more soon, but understand if we don't...

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just getting caught up on the blogs. We were up in Bar Harbor May 3rd. -6th. for our anniversary and ANP Earthcache Program. Copulation on the 4th., our anniversary-way to go eagles. Saw several bald eagles, couldn't help to think of ours, or maybe could be one of them? Thanks for all the wonderful videos.
Karen in Denmark

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wed. May 9
It's just before 1:00 a.m. Was gone all day and was hoping to see eagles in the nest tonight but nope. Just so happy they've been back and I got to see them thanks to you guys who can get the fantastic videos! You've added a tremendous amount of excitement to this blog and I thankyou for that. Well, nest empty and sounds like big waves and I can hear thunder in the not to far distance. Goodnight!

1:01 AM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

5-09-07 0207AM (EDT)

I made a video of Mom and Dad and put some music to it.

This video is on 3 sites, however, the best seems to be over at google or photobucket. The other one seema to have buffering problems (on the song).

You decide. Here is the link for the lyrics that touched my heart:

The two video sites:
Google Video

Photobucket Video

2:07 AM  
Anonymous J said...

Since our eagle friends are living the life of riley (no kids this summer) and are soaring here and there instead of posing on the nest for us all to see, I've been taking more time to watch 'my' osprey here in S. Portland. Just got back from the nest at SMCC...the sunrise was soooo beautiful and I was lucky to catch copulation in the pink rays of the 5am morning (with binoculars!!) After, they sat and enjoyed the moment as well. Found a 'new to me nest' in Casco Bay right near the bridge last week and when I did a closer look at that nest recently I found another nest in a high electical tower. So that's 3 nests in a very small area, maybe all within a mile of each other - as the osprey flies!

So it makes me wonder if this is unusual or if it's just a matter of being able to support the nest with enough food. I must also say that it's almost comical looking at their nest building vs. the eagle!! The nest at SMCC is surrounded by 'stuff'...things hanging off from it, orange traffic ribbon, bungee cords....I have to laugh. And they don't appear deep at all, but they obviously work for the osprey!

Now Wing, here's a question and then an idea. The question is can you steer us to a resource on osprey with good basic info? The idea is this - how about you folks at BRI (cos I'm sure you have nothing else to do!) putting together a frequently asked question page for the eagle, loon, and whomever you have up next, so that we can get basic info without constantly pestering you about why this and why that and why, why, why!!!! By the way, thank you sincerely for all you give to us by answering our questions, what a gift to be able to share your passion with others...we appreciate it and hopefully can honor it by adjusting our behavior as we leave our footprint on the earth.
Thanks for listening...and hey folks, get out into your neighborhoods early in the morn or in the calm of dusk and bring your binoculars!!
J in S.P. ME

5:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To J in S P ME

We are also looking in daily to our Osprey Nests here in Dennis, MA
We have had a Nest here for about 12 years and now this year we have another nesting couple just up the road. (you can park in the middle and watch both nests)We also have 2 other pairs hanging around. We are wondering if they have nested on the ground as that is where they are most of the time.There must be plenty for them to eat here( marsh and creeks on one side Cape Cod bay on the other)these nest have very colorfull building materials as well. I would love to see a Question & Answer page too.
Evelyn - Dennis, MA

8:49 AM  
Anonymous J said...

Hey Evelyn...isn't it so cool to be surrounded by these birds! I've been wondering for awhile now about the sociability (if that's the right word) of the osprey. They build their nests so close to civilation, a marina!, the middle of an industrial waterfront!, they must not care so much about humans. Wonder what has made them so different from the rest of their bird Family? Just glad to be to close without harm.

Wow! osprey on the ground!!! Never have seen that - how curious!

J in S.P. ME

11:09 AM  
Blogger roxy said...

At 11:20 AM EDT, an eagle is sitting upright on nest looking out over water (I think it's the larger Mom but could be Dad). Come on, lay down in the nest and practice incubating ;-) I love these birds! What a treat to get a glimpse every now and then. Thanks again, BRI, for making my every day work life a little more exciting by allowing me to witness nature while sitting in an office.

11:23 AM  
Blogger roxy said...

5/9/07 11:27 EDT, eagle flew off nest down toward water and I heard much vocalizing... heard Dad's raspy voice as well as at least one stronger eagle voice. They are off camera somewhere near by... still hear Dad several minutes later.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wednesday 5-9-07 11:20 am

First time I have tuned in to find someone in and around the nest! Do think it was Mom this time. Heard "calling" coming from somewhere. She watched and waited and then before I knew it, she was gone. (11:25)

Chatter continued to be picked up by microphone ... so they both must be fairly close by still.


11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/09 @ 12:09

11:19 - caught an adult at the nest. Sitting on the edge, enjoying the water view. I think it was Mr. Mom but am not sure. Flew off around 11:27.

Sitting here on the phone a little while ago and was surprised to hear an eagle ... as was my friend in AZ! I really don't understand my sound but am happy whenever I get to hear anything.

Thanks, again, for the informative posts and for the videos that allow me to catch up with what I have missed. Look forward to watching today's visit ...


12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KUDZUARMS, wow, wonderful, brought tears to my eyes. Google was best, could hear words better. Clicked on Lyrics, got lyrics, copy, pasted tinyurl, went to same place, don't know where to go for video.
Karen in Denmark

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was just watching the Sidney BC eaglecam--because of time difference I rarely look in when it's daytime there--and the closeup cam was wonderful. The chick was right up against the edge of the nest camera side, and sleeping. Every so often it would put its head over the side (a large stick) and go to sleep again. Looked like it wouldn't be too comfortable, like it would choke, but it didn't seem to feel that. Funny and cute.

One thing that puzzles me about those eagles compared to BRI's: they seem very inactive and passive. I've never seen a nest exchange, for instance. Always just one parent on the nest. And the chick is rarely under the parent, sometimes not even touching, which makes me wonder how it keeps warm. The temps. in BC are not that warm right now, and the chick isn't that old from appearance. If I recall, ours were almost always under a parent when not eating, at that stage.

Makes me wonder why the differences. That environment, as I've said before, is awfully noisy so I'm thinking, could it be noise pollution that affects them? It all seems very unnatural just listening to it. Or is it just the difference in geographic location, which has bred a different sort of eagle personality? There is definitely a noticeable difference just watching them. They hardly move at all, and don't exhibit any signs of distraction despite all that terrible noise! Would love a comment from the biologists on this.

J in STex

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely, just lovely, just heard it today. Made me cry. These eagles are magnificent and am very toched and moved to be able to be apart of there lives. thank you everyone for all the snaps and videos. Thank you Wing and BRI for giving me this incredable opportunity

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Good Afternoon.....05-09-07

A great day for sun lovers here in Maine today. The temp hovered around 80 degrees where I am in Central Maine but a nice day also for our eagles at the coast with the temp reaching the 60's. A beautiful clear day.

Hope you all had a great day. I have not been on much so haven't been watching the site as much as I would like to. Hoping to read later that our eagles have been observed and are happy.

Looks like our "love birds" may not lay eggs this spring but will enjoy their home from time to time and refurbish it. I have not counted them out 100% as the time has not expired from when we watched them mate to the time the eggs are due to be laid.

Regardless, I have been able to watch a great journey involving two beautiful eagles, that without Wing and BRI, I would not have been able to see it "live time". What a learning experience it has been for me. My respect for the larger bird has surely grown since March 1st.

Thank you Wing and BRI.

My best....


6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May 9, 9PM EDT
One of the eagles is sleeping on the Y branch.
SoCalifornia Girl

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

It is 9 p.m. and it is proving to be an interesting evening for me...

I heard an eagle a while ago, I believe it was the female so went to check on the nest site. I didn't see anything but left the nest site minimized in the corner and went about doing some work on the computer. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw some movement.....checked a little better and realized an eagle was sitting on the branch above the nest. It was 8:40 p.m. when I first noticed her/him??? I believe it was the female I had heard a bit before. She melded in with the surroundings so well, if she hadn't ruffled her tail feathers, I would have missed her. At 8:53 she tucked her head under her wing and settled in.

I am now wondering what is going on. Here I go again!!!! Maybe an egg will be laid soon? Why roost here for the night, I had not observed this before. Maybe there was intruder earlier that I missed. Do not know....fill me in, my friends.....hopefully, someone see her/him when they first lit down.

Oh, how I love these eagles. Guess I will have to listen to American Idol instead of watching it tonight.....the mannerisms (is that a word?) of these eagles are more important to me.

Keep the faith.....


9:08 PM  
Blogger Maggie from Newtown CT said...

HOLY MOLY, is it my imagination ... or do I see an eagle on the Y branch with his head tucked into his wing???? It's 9:10pm Eastern time, on Wednesday, May 9. Since starting this blog, I must've gone back and looked at it again several more times, and I honestly think I see an eagle with its head tucked into its left wing!!!!!!! Please, please, PLEEEEEEASE tell me I'm not the only one to see this!

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tuned in about 9pm Wed night to see I think MRS on the 'Y' branch pruning her white tail feather, then she put her head down and fell asleep. I think she is asleep since she has been in that position for 15 minutes or so without moving. SW in BH

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey all. It's 9 pm. And, I think that someone is sleeping on the Y branch... hmmmmmm.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

This video is of Mom (looks like her) flying onto the branch around 8:38 p.m. May 9th. It is now 9:18 p.m. and she is still there, has been sleeping some.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/9/07 8:19pm Central

1 eagle on Y branch, can't tell who, too dark

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/9/07 8:22pm central
Just noticed, head tucked back betwen the wings on it's back. Appears to be sleeping on the left branch of the Y branch.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:42 P.M. ON 5/9 Can't tell which one, but one is sleeping on the Y-branch resting. Not sure how long he has been there as I just tuned in.

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Bev. said...

I have been quiet for a long time but I just had to say how touching that video and song are. I have never known a time when two birds have touched so many people and brought them together.

WOW! I sure hope we have the pleasure of watching these two next year.


8:00p.m. mountain time

10:12 PM  
Blogger movin said...

7:15 P.M., 8/9, in So Cal

Hi, Bloggers,
In consideration of the small possibility nobody has noted it (it hasn't been published yet), I would like to tell everyone there is a Bald Eagle, probably Mom, perched on the left branch of the "Y" above the nest in the dark night...

Could be a positive sign, harbingering a second try at a family this season.


10:25 PM  
Anonymous Melinda said...

Someone at the nest tonight when i looked 10:26pm... I hope thats a good sign...

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/9/07 9:30pm central

I'm heading to bed, eagle still asleep on Y branch.

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/9 ~ 10:25 pm EDT
I decided to see how things looked at night, and someone (Mom or Dad) is roosting on the left side of the "Y" branch. I can't see if anyone is in the nest bowl.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/09 @ 22:45

Oh, my!

20:45 - Signed on and found an eagle on the left branch of the Y, facing the water. I am not picking up sound and have seen nothing but the rear view ... so I hesitate to guess the id.

The eagle remains, head turned onto the back, waking occasionally and then going back to sleep.

I must sign off and I hope that other observations are made to determine exactly how long the eagle stays.

By the way, the still cam shows an empty nest with daylight. Is this happening with everyone?

Hope the night stays calm for all ...


10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weds 5/9 10:55pm Eastern
An eagle sitting on a branch?

10:56 PM  
Blogger SoCal CBCat said...

Tuned in 05.09.07 @ 7:40 pacific time. Eagle sleeping on the y branch. So peaceful and reassuring. Maybe Mom from her size. Goodnight all.

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05-09-07 11:05pm
What a pleasant surprise! I just checked in before going to bed and there was an eagle roosting on the y branch . It had it's back to the camera so I can not be sure which one it was but it was nice to see it there. These guys have not given up on this nest yet.

11:07 PM  
Anonymous TamiD said...

It's 11:22 p.m. 5/9. One of the eagles is sleeping on the Y branch with his/her back to the camera.

11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought I would check on the eagles nest before bed and to my surprise one of them decided to sleep on the Y limb. How neat to see them this late at night (11:22pm est). I can also hear an owl off in the distance, it sounds as if it is a beautiful and quiet night. It has been a long time since I have seen one of the eagles at this time of night. I think I might watch a little longer...

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:00 pm Central Time: I do believe there's an eagle at the nest, sitting on the left fork of the Y branch. Can't be completely sure, but I think so. Anyone else see it? JinSETx

12:05 AM  
Blogger Shrewsky said...

Hi All,
It is 12:10 AM ET on May 10th and it looks like Mom has decided to stay at the nest all night. She is sitting quietly on her favorite branch with her head resting on her back. I don't think I have ever seen her do this at night when there wasn't a reason to be at the nest. I suppose it is as good of a place as any to spend the night but seems unusual based on recent past activity. Cool to see. So quiet except for the water and she looks so peaceful.

12:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Almost 1AM EDT and the eagle is still on the Y branch. Sleeping away which is what I am going to go do.
So California Girl

12:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:20pm California time.. I just stopped by to take a look and what should I see but an Eagle sitting on the "Y" branch. Guess it was a good place to spend the night.

1:23 AM  
Anonymous Jen said...

May 10, 1:23AM Looks like one of the eagles is sleeping on the y branch. Can't make out which one it is. So nice to see it at home.

1:27 AM  
Anonymous judym said...

5/10 2am CDT
Couldn't sleep so looked in on the nest and lo and behold an eagle is sleeping on the left branch of Y with its beak all tucked in. Don't know if Mom or Dad but looks so sweet.

3:04 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Thursday 05/10 12:30 A.M. E.T. Checked in and found one of our Eagles sitting on left Y branch, back to camera. Peacefuly looking out over water. Surprisingly the Eagle continued to stay in the same position, sometimes doing a bit of grooming but mostly very quiet. Did not make any movements for 30-40 minutes at times, perhaps napping? At 4:10 A.M. E.T cam went black and Eagle was still there. Have tried to recapture video but, no luck. DRATTTTS!!! What an inoportune time to lose visuals. Am amazzed at the long length of time he/she has been there. Almost appeared to be patiently waiting for mate. Will continue to try to regain video.

4:34 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

05/10 5:00 A.M. E.T. Still cant get video on live cam could BRI check to see if there is a problem with the live cam? Thanks.

5:02 AM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

5-10-07 5:05AM (EDT)

Dad flew into the nest last night and slept on the branch. Mom came in after the live camera went down. It was about 4:40am and they both just left about 5AM.

Very unusual this behavior, but then we weren't able to view this type of activity last year.

5:09 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Good Morning....05-10-07

A clear morning with the temp holding in the mid 40's in Maine this morning. It is 6:40 a.m.

Wish I knew what is going on at the nest site. My live cam has been out for some time. The eagle roosted on the branch at the site for most of the not know when she/he? left....sometime early this morning. I watched her for a long time as she tucked her head under her wing and was comfortable with the surroundings for the night.

Anxiously awaiting any info.

Have a happy day...


6:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi all ~ did anyone watch the eaglecam last night? I tuned in at 9:30pm and saw an eagle sleeping on the Y branch! That was a first. It was still there at 10:30pm when I shut down. Don't know if it was one of "our" eagles or not. Can't wait to see the Loons.
Barb in NH 5-10-07

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's free software that will allow you to use multiple cams :) Here's the link if you want to check it out...

I'm not positive that it works with the type of camera you are using but worth a try maybe?


9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are there words to describe the various types of eagle vocalization? We've heard them 'screech' when a threat is near, another type of 'screech' when calling to each other, the 'babble' (sort of a cooing) when they are together on the nest, and then there is the silent sound with beaks open as if they are trying to make a sound (maybe the sound is too low for us to hear). Are there actual names for all of these vocals? Thank you for a wonderful web site. Pam in CT

9:30 AM  
Blogger Bird Lover in Maine said...


This a delayed posting for 5/9/07.

At 11:18 an eagle landed on the nest - pretty sure it was Mom - and she quietly stayed there for about 10 minutes. For a little while before the landing, there were lots of eagle calls near-by. Mom's voice was particularly beautiful. After she left the nest, there were additional calls near-by from both Mom and Dad.

At 11:43 there was a very loud metalic bang - so loud that it startled me. There was another metalic bang at 11:47 but it was not as loud. I wonder if it was a turkey hunter (in season now) or better yet, the innocent activity of BRI researchers or technicians.
While that was going on there were lots of crow calls.

By noon all was quiet in the area.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EVERYONE, go ahead and get a baby eagle "fix" and see the virginia triplets trying out their wings! Too cute! In case you missed it, the link is:

Great fun!

12:41 PM  
Anonymous J said...

Is anyone else having trouble with the eagle live feed? Mine has been down since I first checked early this a.m. I'm hoping it may mean that BRI is doing some work on their end....maybeeeee setting up a new cam?????? My still has been non-refreashing for a few days as well. Can anyone help?

J in S.P. ME

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5-10 3:11 EDT. I can't believe that everybody is seeing the eagles. I haven't seen them in almost 2 weeks. I turn on everytime I am at the computer, which is very often during the day. I start at 6:00 am and then until about 10:00 pm and I haven't seen an eagle at all. Glad someone is seeing them. I can't get the still cam but the live cam comes on easily. Just that the sound is so distorted that I don't use it anymore. I will check in again in the fall. Thanks for this wonderful service. PP

3:14 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

So glad cam is back on. In reading the posts it appears that our Mom or Dad spent the entire night on the nest. I observed her/him there from midnight 05/10 until 4:A.M. E.T 05/10 when the cam went out. This has been such a wonderful experience and anyone who has observed this most amazing couple must agree that they clearly have shown a range of feelings and thoughts in their various actions. It has warmed my heart and soul beyond belief. The video that featured the song "Eagle When She Flies" brought tears to my eyes. A beautifully fitting song that captures and pays tribute to the true essence and spirit of this much loved pair.

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/10 @ 15:39

Just when I thought peace and quiet had settled in:

15:30 - adult arrived on Y branch. Was alert and seemed to call. Then entered nest bowl.

15:33 - second adult flew into nest bowl (Ms. Mom, I think) and chased the first away. Moved to Y and stayed only a couple minutes.

15:35 - empty nest

Happy to have both cams restored. Great reading blogs. Nice that the eagle had a long, peaceful night.


3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure when the cam came back on but...I checked at 3:42 and it was on... Can hear mom and dad in the back ground but... can't see them....Glad the cam is back on!!!!! Enjoy I am!!!! Thanks Diana

3:45 PM  
Blogger lucia said...

Greetings, One and All ~ Have just today absolutely become addicted to this amazing sight and wanted to sign in with my first viewing - (spent some time checking the cam yesterday afternoon without seeing any bird action) Just now looked up at 3:30 on the dot to see a lone eagle perched on the Y-branch just below the crotch of the vee. At 3:31, it had crept down to perch on the rim of the nest and had its head down in the bowl. At the bginning of 3:32 it was upright again and before that minute was up had crept back up onto the branch. At 3:34, it was gone...Not one of the original pair? An interloper just checking things out? Too early for me to be making judgement calls, just guessing. Will keep checking and reporting as time allows until five.
Thank You to all who work to maintain this wonderous site and to those who post observations and video clips, etc. - what a wonderful thing!
I will certainly be making donations as funds are available!

3:53 PM  
Blogger lucia said...

Oops - forgot to note date on my first post; it's 5/10!

3:54 PM  
Blogger Bird Lover in Maine said...


Since this was such a fleeting event, thought I'd pass along my observation from today...

At 3:31, an eagle landed on the nest and immediately started to crouch into the nest bowl. At firt glance I thought it was Mom, but then within a minute another eagle swooped in and chased the first eagle off the nest. The second eagle sounded like Dad at first, but then it sounded more like Mom later on while it sat on the Y branch for a couple minutes. So I am completely confused and will leave it up to more savvy bloggers or BRI staff to identify who's who in this skirmish. After this brief event, there was lots of calling near-by for a little while. I think it was mostly Mom's calls, but I can't say for sure...

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:19 PM EDT
There may have been an intruder chased off by mom earlier at about 1:00 ish. There was also ALOT of human male conversation and construction type noise going on this at 11:00 ish. (Had a repair person here so time are squishy)
Maybe the folk at BRI were doing work as I also couldn't get a live feed except through the NGS site, and the BRI site now seems to have a clearer picture.
Looks beautiful there.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Here is video from around 3:30 p.m. May 10thof one eagle landing and a second eagle chasing away the first eagle and also a link to a picture history of what happened.


5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J in S.P., whenever I have trouble getting the video or the refreshing image, I reboot. It seems to straighten things out.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Please.....has anyone seen the eagles today since BirdLover reported that they heard loud bangs near the nest site close to noon today???

Please tell me you have, that worries me a bit.

Hopefully, the eagle will nest at home again tonight and the cam will be working......of all nights for it to go awry!!

It is time for eggs to be laid if there are to be any......

Still wishing here in Maine...


6:35 PM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

5-10-07 19:08 (EDT)

Thank you Bev and anonymous. Thinking of all this pair have endured, the song came to me now that Mother's Day is approaching.

Dolly Parton's song just came to mind on that last video.

This Maine pair are vulnerable, yet daring and devoted.

We just can't get enough of them!

7:09 PM  
Blogger patrish said...

I also saw Mom sitting on the Y branch last night until I went to bed at 10. I was thrilled because I hadn't had my fix that day! It's mesmerizing! I didn't want to go to bed. I just wanted to keep watching her. I had a hard time getting a live feed today, until now. Were you working with it? I'm hooked!

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Good Evening....05-10-07

It is 7:50. At 7:45 p.m. an eagle lights on the nest, immediately followed by another eagle that rushed it off. That eagle remained by the nest for a couple of minutes before flying off at 7:47.

Now at 7:48, an eagle is back and immediately starts to move sticks around the edge of the bowl....then proceeds to get down into the bowl with its "puter" sticking up in the air. My heart is racing....this is the 10th, it might be what I have been waiting for. Now as I watch she/he, but I think she... is still in the nest looking into it then around....changing positions but definitely molding it into her shape as if to make it more comfortable for her.

This may prove to be an interesting evening at the eagle's household. One thing is for sure....they are going to hold onto this site and not let anyone take over.

Happy watching, my blogger friends. I sure will be.


7:58 PM  
Anonymous Jamie, Elmwood Park, IL said...

6:45pm Central time. Is this mom in the nest. Seems to be doing a lot of straightening or perhaps enjoying dinner. Lots of vocalizing off screen - dad? It is so good to see one of "our" eagles in the nest again. I was really suffering from withdrawal; can't believe how attached I became to watching this pair. At almost 7pm still sitting in nest!!!

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/10 @ 20:00

Who's in the nest bowl?

19:45 - adult arrives at nest into bowl ... immediately followed by another. My thought ... great, both Mr. & Ms. Mom to watch for a while... NOT. Tussle in nest bowl until one chases the other out.

19:49 - remaining adult flies off

19:51 - adult into nest bowl doing some clean-up/repair, moving a stick and nest bottom materials. My thought ... must be Mr. Mom making everything just right. However, I am not sure who is on the nest. Very distinct inverted U, not a V. Ms. Mom usually indistinct, often more like a W. I don't know who is in the nest bowl. Lying down for a short while before getting up to move around a bit but never leaving bowl.

20:04 - adult flew off

Thank goodness I can count on others watching also! Hopefully, a video ...


8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May 10 7:50 EDT
There was an eagle on the nest down in the bowl rearranging things stayed about 12 min. and then flew toward camera. But can still hear but out of sight. I think it was Mom but am not sure.
SoCalifornia Girl

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just witness an intruder followed closely by our girl at the nest. There was a very brief confrontation in with the intruder was sent away. Then Mom started calling out for alittle while before taking off again. She came back in very short order and started housekeeping in the nest, and she also laid down in it for awhile before leaving again.

I hope someone out there captured this in pictures or video, because I am couious to see if you think that might have been pre-nesting behavior.

Keep the faith, everyone. I haven't given up hope, yet.

Karen in S.P.

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom on nest at 7:45 p.m. making lots of noise.... left for approx. 1 min. returned with a stick put stick where she wanted continued to move around in the nest looks like she is making things compfy...maybe getting ready for an egg!!!! maybe... Can hear dad in the back ground. Time now 7:56 p.m. Mom still getting comfortable in the nest..... flew off nest at 8:03p.m. Can still hear other eagle in the back ground.. not sure if it is dad or not...doesn't seem to have the raspy sound that dad does!!!??? Can still hear eagles in the background at 8:10 p.m. All quiet at 8:19... Guess we will have to stay tuned in to see what happens!!!!! Diana

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagle still in background at 8:26 Quiet again at 8:35.....

8:42 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Mom's Back
5/10/2007 7:50 EST

In the first few minutes before I started this video, Mom ran someone off from the nest who approached her. She flew away and now has flown back. She's having some interesting posturing and much calling (labor pains?!). After watching her on the branch until 1AM this morning and now this, do you think that it's clutch time again?

Mom's Back


8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No time to look into the loon nest yet. I just have some time to make observations on the Eagle nest for now.

A golf course is a tough mistress for this superintendant/owner. So here goes. The following were check in observations.

Thursday May 10. Sunny and calm.
1550: Empty nest.
1650: Empty nest.
1738: Empty nest.
1800: Empty nest.

The next observations were sticking to the live cam and I got lucky.

1940: logged on.
1945: Observed an eagle landing on the back edge of the nest. I'm not
as good as many others at distinguishing the sex unless I see the pair together. I'm guessing the dad. Appeared to be feeding.
1947 Dad(?) flies off.
1948: What I believe to be the mom lands. (more white in tail and larger?)
1952: through 1956: The bird polices the nest, walks around the bowl, head up and down, looking about, then fussing with the nest.
1956: She sits quietly into the bowl.
2002: She flies off.

If I have the sexes mixed up, somebody please correct me. *s*

The live cam was off for a short time today. The still cam not refreshing. I try not to hog the live cam time but not much sense in just watching the still cam if it's the same pic all day.

Not whining, just observing. Wing and crew are doing a wonderful job.

Renfrew ON Canada.

9:01 PM  
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9:08 PM  
Anonymous judym said...

5/10 Just had to tell my fellow bloggers about my trip to the Sheraton Hotel in Arlington Park, IL to see a Red Tailed Hawk nest. They are on a 2 ft. ledge outside a room on 11th floor. 3 chicks that look to be about 3 weeks old. They were so cute. Mom(who was large for a Red Tail) was very protective and Dad came swooping down from the sky when we cracked the window open to hear the birds.

Mom settled down after we were standing there for a few minutes but never took her eyes off us. What a treat!! The room has been decommissioned for the duration.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Friday 05/11 5:20 A.M. E.T. tune in to find one of our eagles sitting on Y branch. At appx. 5:22 a.m. hops down into nest and does a bit of housekeeping, then hops back onto branch. At app. 5:36 hops back down into nest and just as he/she is settling in an intruder swoops down from the left and attempts to land. Our eagle immediatley drives it away and hops back onto Y branch. Flies away at 5:40 A.M.

5:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/11 @ 05:44

More confusion!

05:16 - signed on and found adult in nest arranging a stick. Onto left Y, enjoying water view.

05:26 - looked like vocalizing and then into nest bowl, moving soft material for a couple minutes and back onto left Y.

05:32 - looks like more vocal

05:40 - back into nest bowl, settling into bowl with raised rear.

05:41 - wham ... incoming attack. First eagle chased off. Ms. Mom(?) onto Y with lengthy vocal.

05:43 - second eagle flew off.

The first eagle was quite large. Seems as though another female still wants to nest.

What a way to start the day!

Still cam not refreshing yet this morning.


5:51 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

May 11th an eagle had just laid down in the nest and another eagle chased it out around 5:40 a.m.


6:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/11...Thanks, Judy, for your video. It's nice to see the nest is still being protected what with all the eagle pairs that have to be without nests after the storm. Real estate is probably at a premium for them right now. I wonder if they will stay and defend and for how long. Any one have any ideas?


8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading these blogs of ours so much!! I was addicted to this wonderful site last year with the 3 live births, and this year too except we have no chicks at this time.

It's entertaining and very informative to read these blogs--I think many of us are having the equivalent to "false labor" wanting so much to have babies this year!! I am as hopeful as everyone else, but I just enjoy reading all the input and observations of you guys! You all make this site so much fun to visit throughout the day while I am at work! What a great group of eagle watchers!! Thanks so much for sharing all your information with the rest of us. I love you all!

Kentucky watcher

8:41 AM  

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