Monday, September 10, 2007

Cam Update 9-10-07

Good morning all. Cam is back up again. It would appear that the site lost power over the weekend and I had to restart the computer and camera this morning to get up and running again. I hope there isn't any hidden problems from the lightening strike.

A couple notes regarding sound and night vision. The sound is off to protect the privacy of the people that live in the area and the infrared light is unplugged to prolong the life of the light. Both of these will be turned on before nesting in the winter.

Thank you all for your continued support and patience.

Wing Goodale, BioDiversity Research Institute

105 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

09/10 @ 15:43

Not able to see much of a change in the "live" cam, I was about ready to give up and bemoan the fact that, once again, the cam was not functioning. Then a squirrel ran across the nest! Hooray for squirrels.

JAM in IL

3:42 PM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

9-10-07 17:26 (EDT)

Thanks for all the hard and extra work Wing and Bri.

It's not quite time for the pair (if they're still together)to start rebuilding. Of course, any pair will do, even if we are partial to the original mom and dad.

Hats off to all your dedication.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous nancy in va said...

Haven't posted on this blog for a long time, but have been trying to keep up by reading what others say HERE and on FORUMS. I think the best way to keep the EAGLE LOVERS happy is to put posts from BRI in the blog as often as possible and pertinent. Being informed about outages, onages, and how things are working/not working seems to make us happy. Not knowing and speculating keeps the "natives" restless!!!
THANKS for the update(s) and thanks so much for all of the hard work being done at BRI. Your research is so vital. Good Luck

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still getting sound:).

5:20 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

A new school year is up and running and, therefore, a new flock of 7th grade birders. I spent time today telling them the story of the Eagle Cam...both the success of the 2006 season and the heartbreak of the season just over.
Perhaps tomorrow I'll let them log on to view that beautiful nest, empty though it is, just to let them see the natural beauty it offers. Thanks for the updates, and we will be waiting for the next attempt, hopefully by our familiar eagle pair.

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/12/07 - 3pm

There was an eagle sitting on a branch to the far right (as you are looking at the picture). Wasn't sure until the wind blew and I was able to see the white head. Pretty soon we'll see them fixing up the next. They are having an absolutely beautiful day.

Maura - VA

3:01 PM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

9-12-2007 20:55 PM (EDT)

This evening a lone bald eagle made a landing into the nest. Behind him/her was a fly by of a large raptor, possibly the mate?

Here's the video - sorry the start time was not recorded - I guess I was just a little excited???

I had to MOVE DOWN at VIDDLER.COM to see the video. I've since reported this error to VIDDLER.

Usually the video begins at the top area of the browser screen.

Sorry folks, but I hope you enjoy seeing one of the 2008 nesting bald-eagles!!!!


Eagle Cam

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

An eagle arrived around 6:50 a.m. and left at 7:00 a.m. Sept 12th.
Video
Pictures

5:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sept 13, 2007
10:30 AM EST

I too would like to thank you Wing and everyone at BRI for all of your hard work. It's always good to hear from you!

Thanks to Judy and kudzuarms for the videos and pictures. Now I'm getting excited!

Sue in MD

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What joy was brought to my heart when viewing the video that Judy posted.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Here is a minute video with sound of their chatter on Sept 14 which starts around 20 seconds into the video.
http://judykb.org/mesept14chatter.asf

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/17 @ 10:12am
Thanks so much Wing and the rest for getting the cam back on line. It's always so great to see the nest (and hopefully eagles!!!). Is the cam set up to shut down over weekends? If so, that's certainly understandable as the owners of the property have been so gracious and have allowed many of us to "intrude" on their privacy. A big "Thank You" to them!

Thanks, Wing and Bri for all you do to bring us such a wonderful experience! And Wing, all the others who help you do what you do, a big thank you to them!
Namaste,A.K.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just took a quick peek at the CAM today. It's so pretty!!! Also I'd like to share another website with all of you. There have been a couple of eagles hanging out at this abandoned Osprey nest. www.friendsofblackwater.org.

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

There was a 3 minute visit Sept 18 around 5:52 a.m. :-)
Video

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for running this. Seeing as how the Eagle is our national bird, it's only fitting that such a great look into the lives of these majestic creatures be made available to the public. I hope the Government continues to fund this, it's one of the best things available to children and adults alike.

11:30 AM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

Sep 19, 2007 6:25AM (ET)

A quick visit to the nest early this morning.

What a treat!

EagleVideo

6:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you to Wing and BRI for getting the camera working again. And thank you to Judy and Kudzuarms for the great videos. It was wonderful to see activity at the nest.

Here's to a successful nesting season this year.

Maura (VA)

11:12 AM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

9-19-2007 4:10PM (ET)

Here's day breaking over the nest.
This is what the eagles must see and the sun sparkles like little stars all over the nest.

Maine Daybreak

4:11 PM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

Sep 19, 2007 5:40pm (ET)

What a special day this has been - the eagle stayed about 17 minutes:

Maine Eagle Meal

5:41 PM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

9-20-2007 7:50am (ET)

After looking at old videos I'm not too convinced our Dad made it after his injury.

The eagles were in the nest together by this time last year and brought twigs, nesting material and such.

Though the camera was down for a spell in Sep 2006, the original eagle pair were still seen prior to and after the down time - about Sep 14-18.

This one lone eagle visiting and eating (this month), always enters alone and doesn't appear to have the same mannerism.

This, (if it is a new male), might be trying to entice the female to keep this nest and make it "their own."

Ideas?

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/20/07
Checked in yesterday 9/19/07 around 4:15PM and there was mom (I think) on the nest. Looked like she was eating something. Jumped to the Y branch, sat for a while then took off. From the time I saw her, she was on the nest about 10 minutes. Very exciting seeing her live and not in a video.

Cathy H in Mass

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

09/20 @ 10:40

I always appreciate the videos and pics provided by the members of this eagle community. My thanks, again, to all.

This morning I was delighted to find the video posted by Kudzuarms. Especially appreciated was the eagle chatter! For some reason I seldom have audio and have missed hearing our eagles.

What a way to start the day ... a treat, indeed.

JAM in IL

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/20/07..Good Morning all. Just wanted everyone to know that the male eagle visited the nest at 4:12pm EST yesterday afternoon. Wow two visits in one day/ He pecked around and seemed to eat and kept intently looking over to our leftat about 4:25 he jumped up on the launching branch and looked around for a minute and was gone. I couldn't get any pics or video did anyone else? Judy? Thanks, Bev

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the eagles are back, the eagles are back!

i'm ready for another exciting season

eJane

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

09/21/07 @ 09:41

In response to Kudzuarms...

First, a special thank you for the wonderful sunrise!

While no zoom shots allow for more scientific observation, I am inclined to think the eagle in the meal video might have been Ms Mom. However, another recent video left me puzzled as I did not think the eagle seemed to be Ms or Mr Mom. Somehow, the throat area did not seem to be his perfect V or her ruffled W (as I have come to describe the markings). Again, the shot was not close enough to allow for an accurate observation or id ... just my own confusion.

What is the chatter on the eagle forum re identity?

JAM in IL

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

09/21/07... Thanks everyone for the awsome video. I get so excited to see Dad eating a meal there. I was looking for some still pics as the ones I tried to take never took. Does anyone have any stills to share about the 18th and 19th visits? Sure would be greatful!! Judy? Kudzarms? You guys are awesome, looking forward to another season for all!!! Thanks, Bev

9:59 AM  
Anonymous rgeegee said...

Sept 22 '07
1:30pm

A few blog sites seem to think all kind of differences. I wondered if the people who own the land noticed another nest in the area, or if they ever see the original pair ever in the nest together.

Wing, what do you think about them not being in the nest at the same time, like they did last year?

Maybe we will have to wait until December?

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:15pm sep 22 '07

eJane. Me too! It don't really start for a long time though. Maybe the end of January '08 will be the month to watch more.

For now, I have to be contended with the florida nesters.

6:14 PM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

9-23-07 3:45pm (EDT)

Thought I'd share a few morning shots that have eagle chatter and some nest visitors (grey squirrel etc) and the voice of that mysterious bird *G*

Eagle Voice - Nuthatch

Eagle Voice - Squirrel

Eagle Nest 2 eagles chatter

3:59 PM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

9-24-07 10:05am (EDT)

2 short videso from this morning.
Flybys and BOTH Mom and Dad chatter off camera.

Maine Eagles

Maine Eagles

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Eagle visit from this evening (Sept 24).
Video

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

09/25/07... Thanks everyone for the picture of DAD last night. So far since June 26th I have not seen Mom at the nest at all...unless she is the flyby we have seen. It has been DAD all summer when there has been an eagle there. If you check the neckline in all the pictures you find the unside down "V". I can hardley wait to see Mom and wonder as well if its too soon to worry. The eagles have not all come back from thier summer wonderings and have no doubt when they do that DAD will defend that nest with all he has. But am not looking for that to happen until late November or so. Again, thanks everyone for the still pictures!! As always, Bev

9:35 AM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

9-25-07 19:59hr (EDT)

Maura and everyone - I'm very happy to share videos. Wish I were better at making them.

JAM in IL. I don't believe that was neither Mom or Dad eating in the nest. You, I and several others feel the same on that.

But I'm certain the original pair are back. Remember, they were gone for about 1 month after last years brood (Big and Lil)fledged.

I believe the parents returned close to Sep 14th, but I'm not certain unless I look and my journal and it's dark now, and I'm tired (lazy).

As to what's being discussed on the other forum, I just get second hand news. They seem to be as confused and trying to compare as much as this blog is. At least it keeps our minds busy!

As to the "perfect V" on dad, I say he usually has that V, and the intruder or visitor never does.

Also, the single bird entering the nest does not do housekeeping, or move sticks or twigs. He will pick up a twig and drop it. That visitor doesn't seem ready to become a Dad. Probably just turned 5 or 6 and hasn't found a mate yet.

That's only my opinion after numerous emails to/from friends.

We can all guess, but next month should give us more insight, because the original pair should start thinking "reproduction."

There was plenty of eagle calls this morning and it WAS our original Mom and Dad!

Excited seems such a tiny word to explain how I feel!

Thank you BRI!!!

7:59 PM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

9-26-2007 6:45AM (ET)

One visit so fare this morning. A lone eagle. Mom is chattering prior to the arrival and then after the arrival you see an eagle fly by in the background, twice.

Maine Eagles

6:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw one of the eagles poking around in the nest early this morning, at about 6 am. Left about 6:15 as the sun was rising.
Don't know which one it was, but it was nice to see!

7:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

09/27 @ 11:47

Thanks, Kudzuarms, for the response. Guess we must all wait to unquestionably verify that our pair are thriving and still in control of their magnificent nest.

Small wonder that particular piece of real estate attracts other eagles ... I would love to have that location as well (maybe not quite so high up!).

Thanks, again, to Wing and BRI and all who provide video and observations.

JAM in IL

11:50 AM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

9-27-2007 11:05PM (ET)

Wednesday night was a beautiful HARVEST MOON on the BRI nest. Even though we couldn't see our sweet couple, this song came to my mind and I had to put the view, my feelings and a great singer into this video.

Most folks here probably won't remember Miss Ether Waters. Famous Jazz, blues, gospel (and more) singer.

I hope you enjoy it. 3Mins.

Maine Harvest Moon

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Lotte said...

9/28/07
5:55pm
I've been watching for quite a while.
Lots if little birds in the tree and around the nest. A lone eagle called several times, off cam. (Reminded me of the times mom and/or dad eagle nest-sat, got tired of waiting, and wanted time out to stretch talons and hunt.) Nostalgia set in, and I longed for more eagle sounds, or maybe a sighting.
A dog barked, seemed excited,
the eagle stopped calling after that. Little birds kept on chirping. Then I heard several sharp monosyllabic -for lack of a more descriptive term- 'doglike' barks. Sounded like a dog, but yet not like a dog.
Did anyone else hear that? Just curious.

5:51 PM  
Blogger D&B said...

September 29 at 6:19a.m. Eastern. Eagle on nest. Not sure what one.

6:23 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

An eagle visited from around 6:14 a.m. Sept 29 for about 4 minutes.
It looked liked one of our eagles to me. :-)
Video

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

An eagle visited at 6:25 a.m. on Sept 30th and the visit was very similar to the one yesterday morning.
Video

7:34 AM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

9-30-2007 10:30AM (ET)

Here is another video of what appears to be 2 eagles chasing another eagle.

Could be crows chasing an eagle? The wings and flying look like 3 eagles, but that just my opinion.

Maine Eagle chase

10:32 AM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

9-30-2007 21:50hrs (ET)

An evening visit (6:15pm) for approximately 2 mins.

This eagle looked similiar to our MOM, however, I'd not bet on anything just yet. This eagle seems quite comfortable, however, it still picks up a couple of sticks and lets them fall back onto the nest.

Maine Eagle Visit

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Video of a short visit by one eagle around 6:15 p.m. Sept 30th. Video

10:04 PM  
Anonymous J said...

Item of possible interest to Raptor fans is the latest blog at Birdchick.com where an injured peregrin flew into a banding net. It was taken to a center where X-rays were taken, a broken leg set, and hope for a successful recovery begin. Awesome photos, and a video as well. Enjoy

J in S.P.ME

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Judym said...

I have just returned to the site after being gone for a while. But I don't have any sound yet several of you have talked about hearing calls. Are we supposed to have sound?

10:24 AM  
Blogger Sir Lance said...

I heard that there are now 2 nests at the site.. Is that true?

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning everyone!! 10/09/07.. This morning for the first time since June I saw avisit at the nest of what I strongly believe is the female eagle. I was so excited. She calmly checked the nest bowl out and then watched to our left for a few and checked to the right as well. She left at 7:50 am EST so not sure how long she had been there. I am not sure if anyone else has seen her at the nest before this, but it was the first time for me. Let's hope thing is the beginning of many more visits. Have a great day. Bev

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very excited for this year's pair!
After the unforturante turn of events from mother nature last year, I am hoping for a mild winter.
tye

1:38 PM  
Blogger Sir Lance said...

The eagles are hanging out real close by all the time. I read that you can move the cam 360 degrees. Can you pan around to see where they are hanging out? You could take it off line while you do it and see if they are building a nest near by. Just an idea…

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning,

Some of us have been wondering for a while if Wing has been in touch with the landowners and if maybe there may be another nest in the making? Or if Wing has been to the site and maybe seen our mom and dad in the process. We sure would love to have an update, it's been a while and not much info was provided then either.

Thanks for all that you do.

Eagle and Loon Lover
10/11/07 9:08 am

9:10 AM  
Blogger Liz K said...

Hey all,

Checking in after a l-o-n-g sabbatical. Glad to hear there've been sightings of our eagles. Thanks to BRI for their continuing research and work.

--Liz (W,DC)

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Oct 18th two minute visit from around 6:24 a.m. to 6:26 a.m.

This video of the visit is at putfile but doesn't include the landing, I lightened it some and have slow motion of the exit.
Video

Here is the entire video including the sounds for about a minute after the eagle left. It will open in WMP.
Video

On September 22 I got very lucky and got some close up views of some eagles not far from where I live. :-) I was about 150 feet away and the photos were taken with a 100-400 mm lens.
You can view the photos here by clicking the thumbnails.
Photos

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello fellow eagle lovers. I took out my calendar from last year and found that according to my notes, the eagles at this site didn't really appear much at the nest and do a lot of nestorations until December/January. Thanks BRI for all you do. Can't wait for another season.

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/19 11:38
Hello all.....haven't checked in for quite awhile......but, after reading all the entries, I'm all caught up now.
Today there is no live or still/update camera coverage, so I'm wondering about the status of things....
Anxiously awaiting the next chapter in this incredible journey, and hoping for a much happier outcome than what we all watched this spring. Anna?
Linnie in Fairfield

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/22/07.. This weekend while doing my journaling I have been adding comparisons from last year in and found one from the 10/13/2006 that I thought everyone would like....Early dawn on the 13th you can make them both out. hey are there weaving! She went for more material and the male ducked as he saw her flying in with a huge stick that looked to be about 3.5 feet long! They kept after it bringing in more and more...one stays they other goes and brings more material back. Then they both weae it into the nest. Amazing! She is away and back with another stick. He is on the launching branch and both fly away. One hour later she returns , weaves for a second , jumps on launching branch.....gone! At 7 pm same day new nesting stuff by Dad...he's now weaving it in and then she lands and watches, pokes around watches him being busy,busy, busy. Now they are facing each other and he gives her a peck on the beak and they rub necks...really quick. She leaves for the night..he stays for a few minutes and is gone too. I think this is one of my favorite days with them. #1 yes it is the same male as this year and I believe the same female that was there on the morning of October 9th 2007. I think the reason they are there last year cleaning so intently was maybe they needed to clean up after the juveniles left. The reason I am watching the cam is to see and document similarites and changes in this pair and other eagles behaviors. Nature is full of many variables and I for one am anxious to watch the cam as each encounter even tho' it might be weeks apart is full of wonder and information. Thanks, Bev

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/25/07 One of the eagles is on the nest and appears to be eating something (fish). Has been sitting there for quite some time.

STM in NH

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/25/07...I believe that the feale was there for about 2 secs at 10:30 EST, KLanded looked around, jumped on front branch wait for a second or two and was gone. It definitely looked like the female!! Thanks, Bev

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/25/07,..11:10 or there abouts..EST Dad has lunch at the nest. He took his time and nearly fell backwards out of the nest. He caught himself, but was in no hurry to leave. It was exciting to see him so relaxed. I am very sure it was him by his demeanor. If I am right our male was always very comical. Thanks, Bev

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10-25-2007

Decided to check out the eagle cam late this afternoon and heard a tapping sound. When I brought the window up the camera was shaking. This went on for a few minutes and then it got quiet. Who was up in the tree? Hmmmmm.

Clive in Texas

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES!!! Eagle at the nest eating. Oct. 26, 2007 at 8:30am EDT.

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/26/07
8:25AM
Checked out the nest and there was an eagle having breakfast. Think it was Dad. Had himself a nice meal & relieved himself in the nest. He then jumped to the Y branch and cleaned his beak on it. Proceeded to give himself a thorough grooming. Sat and looked out over the ocean for a while, then took off. I watched him for about 1/2 hour. Just heard him calling off in the distance as I write this. Was awesome seeing him again!

Cathy H in Mass

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:19 AM Eagle was on the nest having breakfast. Couldn't tell if it was bird, fish or small animal. Finished eating 8:35. Appeared to defecate in the nest. Would one of "our" eagles do that? Then it jumped up on the Y branch and preened its feathers for 5 minutes or so. There was no sound from the eagle for the entire period and no calls from off nest either. Got up to get a coffee refill and the eagle was gone when I returned at 8:50

Bill in CT

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Oct 26th visit by one eagle chasing away another eagle that has a fish around 9 a.m.
Video

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

This is an eleven minute video of combined clips from the first visit on Oct 26th when an eagle landed with prey at 8:16 a.m. It then started plucking and eating and the visit lasted about 34 minutes.

Video of Visit

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/26/07
Right after posting my last blog, I heard a loud commotion and saw a couple of eagles vying for the nest. One won out but the other came back and drove the first eagle out. Can't tell if it was one of ours that won or not. It didn't stay very long. BTW, at my last post I mentioned I was pretty sure it was Dad enjoying his breakfast. I said that because of the way he acted on the nest. He seemed right at home and had the same mannerisms as our beloved pair. Also, lots of off camera chatter all morning.

Cathy H in Mass

10:45 AM  
Blogger Sir Lance said...

The Eagles have landed. Yesterday there were to visits. Today an eagle came in around 8:15 am and had breakfast. I think it was mom. She preened and cleaned her beak on the Y branch then left the visit was about 25 minutes video is cut to less than 9. At around 8:50am another Eagle came in (dad?) and another landed on a lower branch to the left (mom again). The one below jumped up to the nest and the on in the nest left. Warning they were loud so don’t have your sound loud when you click it. Here are today’s visits.

Visit 1 by Mom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aAEkhFsllI

Visit 2 by 2 eagles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIslD48qAow
october 26

7:56 PM  
Blogger Sir Lance said...

Eagles have been calling a lot in the last few hours. They are close but have not landed..

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/01/07...I agree that the eagle that landed at the nest last night is definitely our female. I checked with pics and she really looks good. I so enjoyed just sitting and watching her. Bev

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Two eagles landed around 6:55 a.m. Nov 1st!! :-) It looks like she landed first, followed a second later by him. The entire visit lasted around 26 minutes, they were together about 13 minutes.

This video is 16 minutes long and includes the entire time they were together. :-)

Video

8:07 AM  
Anonymous J said...

10/31 5pm
A wonderful surprise to see an eagle on the nest...caught it there around 5 and watched for about 20 min. Checking back around 6:35 it was gone. Mom or Dad??? Who can really know.

J in S.P. ME

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 11/1 and just when you could make out the nest from the darkness I saw the 2 eagles fly into the nest together. I have no clue which eagle is which but there they were for about 15 minutes together then one flew away and the other stayed another 10 minutes give or take a few and off that one went. For me, it's the first time in ages, months I think, I've seen them together. I'm lucky to even see one on the nest once in a blue moon. Where do they sleep at night? Why not the nest? What will they be doing through the winter months with all the snow etc? It's very windy in Maine this morning from all the noise and branches blowing. I am so transfixed by these beautiful creatures. Just watching them doing nothing is relaxing and soothing for my otherwise anxiety filled life. I don't want to wish my precious time away but I can hardly wait for new eaglets time.

Susan in Massachusetts

8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/01/07..JUDY, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR THE VIDEO AND STILL PICTURE OF OUR PAIR TOGETHER THIS A.M. AS I AM WATCHING THE VIDEO I REALIZED ALL OF A SUDDEN THAT I WAS CRYING!!! i AM SO EXCITED NOW. DO YOU HAVE ANYMORE STILLS OF THE VISIT? i SURE WOULD LIKE THEM FOR MY JOURNAL!!! AGAIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! BEV

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the sun was rising over the eastern seaboard yesterday morning I noticed an eagle sitting in the nest (around 6:45)soon to be joined by another. Together they watched as the sky turned from black to a wondrous pink, then lighten to a new day. The second to enter the nest stayed about 15 minutes or so, then flew off. The other remained for about a half hour. Sweet!

7:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/03 @ 09:49

As I am seldom able to catch eagles "live" at the nest ... a sincere thank you, once again, for the videos/pics posted. This blog is, indeed, lucky to have the participation of many with various skills. In addition to the "human" components, we have the eagles who have given us an absolutely perfect setting and allow us to share the drama of their lives. From BRI to fellow bloggers to the family of Mr. & Ms. Mom as well as assorted other nest visitors ... an unforgettable experience. Thanks for sharing ...

JAM in IL

9:50 AM  
Blogger Tonya said...

Sat. Nov.3,07 11:28 pm

Hi everyone. What a day it has been. With the remnants of hurricane Noel coming up the east coast, we are getting pounded with wind and rain. There are some places here in Maine, way up north, that is getting snow. The nest area is still extremely windy. I have the cam up and running as I type this, not that I see much. But it is comforting to know that the cam is still functioning, and the nest tree still stands as of right now. Now all we can do is keep our fingers crossed that the nest area can survive about 8 more hrs. Hopefully everyone that is going through this is safe.

11:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a surprise when I turned on the eagle cam site this morning and saw three birds! It was around 8am and only one was an eagle. The other two looked like crows, who were not actually in the nest, but on branches supporting the nest. The eagle didn't seem to mind and the crows left after just a few minutes, leaving the eagle to itself. It stayed till almost 8:30, then was gone.

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hI EVERYONE... Just another comparison with last year...this one is from 11/03/2006!!They both land at the nest at 0930 with mesting material and weave it it. He would leave and she would get into the nest bowl and wait for him to return... one time she was really enjoying herself laying in the nest and she turned all the way around the nest looking and trying positions! He is back and she jumps out and they both look in the others direction. They check the nest bowl from opposite sides. He is busy weaving while she watches the area. Then they both pushed branches back toward the left at the base of the tree...they did it together!! It amazes me how they do work and then stop and look it over . Now she is gone to get more material aaand he waits.. he also checks out every angle . Something flew by and is coming from the right...she is back to work and she watches while he weaves... then she is gone and 2 seconds later he leaves too. I just thought it might be interesting to the new people to the cam to read what they will possibly be in for once they get active at rebuilding again. Take care....Bev

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The eagle couple were in the nest very early this morning (11-06-2007)and I only caught one flying in at 5:50 AM.

Here is a video. The visit was about 17 minutes, and dad left first.

The video is only 2:38 minutes long.

http://www.viddler.com/rgeegee/videos/21/

I hope you enjoy it.

RGEEGEE

12:58 PM  
Blogger Mainely Nature said...

Sat. 11/10/07 14:10 EST

14:10 - 14:16 One eagle in the nest. Very gusty winds! The eagle rearranged some nesting materials.
14:16 eagle jumped to “Y” branch.
14:22 eagle flew away.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/12 9:30AM
I have the live feed on my computer here at work. The sounds of nature and the ocean I find very calming and comforting during a crazy workday. I could've sworn I just heard a loon calling in the background.

cathy h in mass

9:48 AM  
Blogger LeeAnn said...

As a former New Yorker now in Florida, I was given the opportunity to enjoy the Beautiful Nature of Maine while attending school in Jackman (Sacred Heart Academy) in the mid 60's. I fell in love with the people and State of Maine and finding this site just took me back to all the wonderful times I had up there. Thank you to all involved with Eagle Cam. Keep up the wonderful work and I look forward to seeing the Eagles and hopefully their offspring soon. Again a HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL!!!!

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/13/07.. Mama eagle was at the nest around 1:30 pm EST today and it looked like she tore the heck out of maybe a seagull. I missed the first part of her visit due to meetings!! She ate until about 1:50 and then jumped on launching branch for a few minutes and then on the front branch next to it. She really picked apart that seagull. She left at 2:03 after watching the area for a while. The wind was blowing very badly as the hair on the back of her head was straight up and you could see by the waves in the ocean. Thanks, Bev

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/14/07 11 am EST

Eagle enjoying a meal in the nest. Can't tell which one it is. Crows real vocal close by. been watching the eagle for approx. half an hour now.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/14 10:50AM
Checked in to find Mom(?) plucking and eating something black. Watched till she flew to a branch toward the front camera view, as opposed to the Y branch. Took off from that branch at 11:15. Makes you wonder if it is one of our beloved pair or an intruder. Don't our Mom and Dad always take off from the Y branch?

cathy h in Mass

11:22 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

11/14/07 8:12 (PST)

I was checking in on our nest this morning and caught Mom doing some prep work.

Beautiful day in Maine!

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/14/07
11:18AM

Checked in at 11AM, give or take, and found an eagle having lunch in the nest. Maybe the male? I think I spotted the inverted V.
He stayed until 11:16, quietly eating while a very talkative, sometimes hysterical-sounding crow nearby (at times right by the mike))cawed away. Lovely!
Lotte

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a video from Wed. morning. I didn't get when the eagle landed with the prey at about 10:38am but did get the departure about 11:16Am.

You will have to copy and paste the link to see it. I'll learn how to make it clickable soon, I hope.

http://www.viddler.com/rgeegee/videos/25/

RGEEGEE
Nov14, 2007 3:45pm

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thursday 15Nov 2007 visit by lone eagle. I think this is intruder back to eat some of yesterdays leftovers.

6:01am - 6:14am but I cut the video down to just under 3 minutes.

Copy and paste to view

http://www.viddler.com/rgeegee/videos/26/

RGEEGEE

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/15 @ 10:52

Watching an eagle in a very rocky nest. Cannot id. Eating and lingering. All I can hear is the wind.

JAM in IL

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11-15-07 Thurs. 11:12am EST You have an immature eagle in your nest.

We had an offspring immature eagle come into our nest at Shepherdstown West Virginia (NCTC). Yesterday 11-14-07 Wed.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Young eagle or osprey? I can't really tell for sure. But at about 10:40am on 11/15/07 a large dark bird landed on the nest. It nibbled at some leftovers and spent a lot of time looking this way and that, trying to help me figure out what it was. Dark beak and dark head, but feathered legs. Splotches of white around the neck and what looked like a dark eye patch, which resembled the markings of an osprey. But I don't know because I'm not sure if osprey have feathered legs.
I look forward to someone's insight into what this creature is, who may still be sitting there in the nest as I write.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/15
Checked in at 10:51AM and Dad (?) was on nest picking at leftovers or tidying up. Just sat on the edge of the nest rockin' and rollin' as it is a pretty windy day in Maine today. Hard to tell who it was. The camera is a bit out of focus and the contrast is bad. Maybe zooming in would be beneficial at this point. Seems they are visiting the nest more often lately. Had to turn away at 11:30 but he was still on the nest at that point.

cathy h in mass

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/15/07 10:44--11:47.. I watched the intruder at the nest for over an hour and thought for sure it was a very young juvenile. I even thought it might be "Little" only because this bird didnt seem to be the least bit nervous. He pecked around the nest and sat on the left in the nest for 30 minutes, yes he watched the skies and such, but to me he was quite comfortable. When he was ready to leave he went over to the front branch , jumped up swayed in the wind for a second and left. I wondered where our adults where??? Thanks, Bev

2:29 PM  
Blogger kudzuarms said...

Nov 16, 2007 3:50AM

The immature looked like a 4 yr old eagle. Could be passing through, mabye a chick from 2003 and just checking out the nest.

This eagle didn't seem interested in setting up housekeeping however, it did look like it was hoping to find a resting spot and a bit of "leftovers."

3:48 AM  
Anonymous J said...

I wonder if you saw a Rough-Legged Hawk? One could resemble an immature bald, or maybe you caught the hawk in a funky molting stage. Osprey do have feathered legs but they really should be long gone to warmer climes by now. Rough-legged hawks have been seen lately in Penobscot county so they may easily be in Hancock as well

5:26 AM  
Anonymous J said...

OK gang....'tis the season for thinking about what matters most to us. We gather loved ones close and do special things to show our love as the year comes to a close. What better time to give a gift of forever to those you care about - don't go to the mall or throw your hard earned cash away on 'stuff' that'll be forgotten in a month. Make a gift of a donation to an organization that you believe in in your loved one's name. I believe in Biodiversity Research and have just adopted two Loons as Christmas gifts! It felt really good and I know the $$$ will be put to good use ....the continuing research of the Common Loon.

I know this is the Eagle cam and you can't adopt them in the same way as the Loons BUT please remember, all you fervent blog readers and cam watchers, that there was a fund-raising campaign early in the season and Wing is still collecting funds. Lots of you reading must have people on your Christmas list that would smile all year long to know your gift to them is really a gift to all. How cool would it be to hear a raptor screech, look up and see a majestic eagle soar by, and KNOW that in some way you are helping to keep that bird in the sky for your children and grandchildren. You'd give yourself chills with the wonder of it all!!

I hope you all take a minute to get in touch with these great people and make a donation to our future on earth. Your loved ones will thank you.

Thanks
J in S.P. ME

5:51 AM  
Blogger gigi 1 said...

a few immatures have visited in the past couple of weeks. some are mottled in color [head and tail] another had a full white head and mottled tail [brown or black tips on tail].

12:02 PM  
Blogger D&B said...

6:26a.m. 11/21/70
Mom eagle on nest. Walked out on branch, called several times, no answer....left nest at 6:34a.m. Eastern.

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/21 @ 07:01

I am again confused by our nest visitor. Arrived a few minutes ago, poked around the nest and left again. Appears to be an eagle but seems to have some dark feathers on the white head. An immature? The same one previously seen?

JAM in IL

7:02 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

A juvenile visited Nov 21st from around 6:55 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.

Video of entire visit: Video

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will the lovely couple start nesting again? I want to thank you all for your hard work and let you know we all appreciate it.

Keep up the good work.
Florida Resident.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Blessed Thanksgiving to all :)
Redetta

9:33 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

11/23/07

6:19a.m. eastern. Adult eagle lands on nest.
Mom is calling but off camera, out of vies.
The adult eagle on nest says nothing but sits on the "y" limb till 6:29a.m.
Has anyone out there, seen or heard the Dad eagle? We haven't

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/1/2008 12:25 EST There is an eagle on the nest this morning. Sat on nest for a while then moved to Y branch I've been watching for several minutes. This is the first time I have been lucky enough to see one of our eagles in quite a while. Gramwa in Vancouver WA

12:30 PM  

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