Charlie Todd told Bangor Daily News that 12 nests were destroyed between Harpswell and Eastport during the storm. Here is a link to the story http://bangordailynews.com/news/t/news.aspx?articleid=150037&zoneid=500.
We are fortunate that the nest that we are viewing through the webcam didn’t come down, and the birds continued defense of the nest site against intruders as well as the amount of time they have been spending on the nest, strongly indicates that the birds will nest again at this site.
Next week will be my last week in the office for a while. I will be out on remote islands from southern Maine to Downeast Maine. This summer I will be working along side my colleagues at BRI, collecting samples to be analyzed for mercury and contaminants from Maine to Virginia to New York to Alaska. We are working with everything from bats to sharks to birds of all sorts.
I hope to be able to give you updates throughout the summer on how our research is progressing, and hopefully I will be able to be providing comments on our new camera!
I know that there have been questions about how long the eaglecam will be running and I wanted to assure you that we plan on having it up year round, because we are learning along with you how eagles use a nest site when they are not tending to young.
Please be sure to check out the looncam at http://www.briloon.org/watching-wildlife/loon-cam.php. Lee Attix will have the live streaming up I believe nest week. You can now watch however the refreshing still image.
Wing Goodale, BioDiversity Research Institute