Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Back online

There was a power outage at the site.

We are all set now.

Wing Goodale
BioDiversity Research Institute

60 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just came on about 3 p.m. Eagle in nest, one calling off nest, nest eagle called, other answered. Flew out of nest about 3:05 p.m.
Karen in Denmark

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Wing, for the update. I thought my computer media player was faulty again...all seems quiet today.

2/20/2008

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/20 4 p.m.
Thanks Wing...I always figure the problem is with my computer or my lack of computer-savvy. Glad to be back. Very positive feelings for nesting this season.

J in S.P.ME

3:58 PM  
Blogger bevst said...

I too saw one eagle on the nest about 3:30 p.m. and heard another calling in the distance. Sure hope they nest soon! Getting very axious.
2/20

5:09 PM  
Anonymous sir lance said...

Eagles lande 9xs today.. here is 8 videos..
2:40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtyWLqOTCXI
3:01 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUeExt6NMB8

3:01 and 3:20 have the same titles in the video
but are different visits Sorry
02/20/08

3:20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbz9tysDU90
3:27 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq_36gqy6bw
3:35 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoVLQWcFeFg
3:40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OUpSnAMy28
4:03 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4Jscrxyakk
4:49 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqgOb62YMs8
_________________

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Short video of a quick visit around 6:17 a.m. on Feb 21 with sounds afterwards.

Video

6:58 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Feb 21
Two more brief visits.

One at 6:55 a.m.
2nd Visit

One at 7:05 a.m.
3rd Visit

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

02/21 @ 09:01

Yikes ... action at nest. Signed on at 08:56 to find an eagle in the nest. Busy doing ???. Started chatter and a second eagle flew low at/over the nest. The first eagle departed.

08:59 - an eagle landed in the nest and once again a second eagle flew at/over and the first eagle departed.

Hopefully, someone has a video that will give the "rest of the story."

Appreciate all the posts and love having the night view back. Thanks to Wing and all our bloggers.

JAM in IL

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/21/08 8:50am EST Alot of chatter! Then around 8:56am Eagle lands on nest while Eagle off camera keeps vocalizing, Eagle in nest starts to pick around at the branches, then 8:58am Eagle in nest gets dive bombed by another Eagle. 9:00am Eagle lands on nest again only to have another dive bomb by the other Eagle again. Looks like we are seeing another (maybe MALE) looking to take over? Hope this Eagle Pair can have a productive year without intruders like the W.Virginia Eagles did.
Anne, NJ

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

8:56 a.m. Nov 21st visit by one eagle that is chased away by another eagle

Video

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/21 9:am
Last night between 8:20 and 9:45 alot of action at the nest. 1 eagle in and out of the nest with alot of screeching and wing flaps. This morning 9:05 watched two battles at the with one eagle returning to peck at the nest and sit on the Y branch.

Deb in Pa.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Maine Native said...

10:00am ET Eagle on y branch. The other is calling out close by. Feb 22

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:20-is Thursday, 2/21...activity...one eagle lands, pokes around, takes off...vocalization in background.Returns...preens...so happy to see something going on. Lots of calling.MAYBE it's time!!!

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was able to watch eagle in nest for quite a while this morning and noticed an attack, sometime after 9 am I think. Don't know if the eagle is the male or female, but was wondering if anyone knows if there is another female trying to take over the nest? After the intruder incident at Norfolk, sure would hate to see the same thing happen here with the resident couple.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

02/21 @ 10:27

Busy morning at the nest!

09:22 - eagle arrived with chatter. Again busy in nest bowl (poking and stepping around).

09:24 - onto main Y.

09:35 - back into bowl and again busy.

09:37 - back onto main Y.

This behavior continued with longer stays on the Y branch until departure at 10:24.

10:25 - flew back into nest and onto main Y branch.

Hopefully, this is indicative of prep for laying eggs. However, I did not observe any practice incubation.

10:37 - and the eagle is still there.

JAM in IL

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/21/08, 10:45AM

Our eagle is sitting on a branch, just catching some rays. A gorgeous day up there, with a breeze on the water. This eagle has been there about 10-15 minutes. No hurry to go anywhere - just relaxing. I just love this -- thanks, Wing!!

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/21/08
I have been checking in off and on all winter and decided today to keep the live stream on while at work for a while. What wonderful sites and sounds. It is so exciting to think about this years
Eagle family. I wish I could tell the difference between Mom & Dad.
One of them has been hanging out for a while now. Any clues on how to tell them apart??
Evelyn - Cape Cod

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagle on Y branch for a while at 11 am (eastern) has distinctive flat shaped head and hooked beak of last year's female - hear hoarse cry of "dad" in the distance - could this be old mom back to reclaim nest and mate?
Flew off and lots of noise - dad back talking now 11:04 - dad gone again lots of chatter nearby. hmmm.

11:05 AM  
Blogger DON said...

It's really great to see the increased activity around the eagle estate.Warmer weather should improve the amorous activity. Karen in Denmark-- we may have a mutual eagle watcher friend in Praestoe. DON

11:15 AM  
Blogger bevst said...

One eagle checked out the nest and sat on a branch for over an hour at 9:45 a.m. Could hear other one calling in the background.
2/21

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/21/08
Lots of off camera chatter today. Also frequent short visits to nest. One time an eagle landed in the nest (not sure if it was one of our pair or an intruder), was picking around and another eagle flew by and drove him/her out.

cathy h in mass

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Feb 21 - Seven minute video of visit at 2:40 p.m.

Visit

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/21/08 4:32 pm eastern...See an eagle fly over water and another lands in nest, eagle out of view being very vocal, eagle that's in nest is moving sticks around (good sign) :) looks like it's laying in the nest now...yes it was!! Moved onto edge of nest and overlooking the water now. Other is still being vocal! I need go cook now "ugh" I'll check back to read other posts! Wendy in Maine

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/21/08 3:45pm CST
One of the eagles sitting on branch. Another calling from off camera

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Maine Native said...

5pm et..eagle on y brach...2/21

5:04 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

Logged on at 2:45pm. Eagle on nest. Seemed to be fixing the nest. Logged on later at 5:00pm and eagle is sitting on branch calling for Mate.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Maine Native said...

516et 2/21. Some sort of activity at nest. For about 15 minutes an eagle sat on the Y branch, then moved to the nest and started moving nest material around. At 515 a much bigger eagle flew in an ousted the nest eagle. They did not appear to be friendly with one another. Wonder if they're fighting over the nest. Did not appear to be mom and dad and if so then they appear to be grumpy towards one another. Looked more likely to be one of our pair ousting an outsider.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were those sea gulls flying beyond the nest at 5: 28 today?

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Feb 21 around 5:15 p.m. one eagle pushes the other eagle out of the nest.

Video

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

02/08 @ 19:00

One more sighting to report:

12:05 - Another landing with chatter and rapid departure.

After reading the posts, it seems we had activity from 06:17 through noon. Take into consideration the blog from Sir Lance on 02/20 and we seem to have almost constant activity. I was gone all afternoon and anxiously await info for the remainder of 02/21.

JAM in IL

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2-21-2008 12:59 AM

Plenty of excitement at the nest today and I'm only offering a morning and afternoon encounter:

Enjoy
GG

Maine Eagle Intruder - is run out TWICE

Maine Eagle Mom runs out extra female

12:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2-22-2008 2:45AM

This is a clip of the moon over the Maine eagle nest (speeded up) with Beethoven's Silence music added.

Maine Eagle Nest with Moonlight

2:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/22, 9:30am

Well, Eagle 1 arrived at 8:45a and picked around at the nest while Eagle 2 chattered from outside the camera's view. Eagle 1 called back once or twice, then hopped up onto the Y branch at about 9:00a, where it's been ever since. Eagle 2 has been calling every now & then from close by, but no sight of it. I hope this area doesn't get the snow storm we're getting in Connecticut. If it does, at least there are no eaglets yet to be concerned about like last April's fierce rain & wind storm.

Maggie

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Janice said...

Wing, a question for you. Late yesterday afternoon 2-21-09, I observed two eagles in the nest bowl. One was "pushing" the other away and out of the nest. What are your feelings with regard to whether this is the "original" pair. Could it be possible that another eagle is trying to take over? Last year as you recall there was an intruder attack, and also a few weeks ago there was an altercation of sorts at the nest as well. Was it an intruder??

Wing, thanks so much for all that you do. Looking forward to another eagle season.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lots of activity in the nest since 0900 this morn. Still watching it. I do notice nesting and lots of chatter between the 2. Also mom then dad alternating visits. Looking good for something to happen soon I hope.
Lori

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a biologist, but it looks like maybe we have two females disputing over the nest (and maybe the male). One looks/sounds like last year's femals (chittering vocalizations) vs. the plaintive call of the other. Haven't heard or seen mucn of the male (raspy voice). Could he be waiting for an outcome before showing up?

9:58 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

Our "Dad" eagle on nest rearranging the sticks while "Mom" eagle continues to talk, off camera.
Then Dad went out onto "Y" branch and continues to sit there looking around for quite a long time.
2/22/08 Time 9:45a.m. Eastern

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/22/08 10:21 am eastern......Eagle spending alot of time, fixing sticks in nest, perching on branch, back into nest and laying, now back out to branch, there is another eagle very vocal near by! At times I wonder if it's more then one eagle off camera being vocal, certain times sounds like 2 differant calls. Wendy in Maine

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Janice said...

One more questions. If there IS an intruder around, aggressively persuing male/female, is it possible that none of them will mate this year??? I think we are all trying to make out what is really goin on at the nest. We have such a small "window" to view it all with. Thanks Wing for any input you may have.

10:35 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

P.S..
Eagle (Dad, I think) has now been on/near the nest for over an hour. Sitting on limb and then returning to nest to move more sticks around. This is the longest that I have seen him stay, this year.
2/22/08 10:45a.m. Eastern

10:44 AM  
Blogger GG said...

2-22-2008 11:05AM

Dad is in the nest. He moved some sticks around and checked the fit of the nest bowl a couple times as well.

Mom is in nearby roost calling but isn't coming to help him yet.

He left about 10 minutes ago.

GG

11:04 AM  
Blogger Sir Lance said...

A video of the moon crossing the nest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb5yTOtPVzQ

11:23 AM  
Blogger Liz K said...

2/22/08 11:35am

HURRAY! I just turned on the live cam and an eagle landed on the Y branch. Was chattering after the landing and is now surveying the landscape. Eagle flew off at 11:37am.

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

02/22 @ 11:55

09:02 - eagle on left Y
09:26 - departure
09:39 - eagle in with chatter ... noticed the wing of another flying close to nest
09:41 - onto main Y
09:42 - off with chatter
- eagle into nest. Chest into bowl with tail up and then standing in bowl looking around. Proceeded to move loose twigs on rim and then testing bowl with slight/brief chest down. Returned to rim facing water.
09:53 - to left Y

10:19 - eagle into bowl (don't know if the is the same one). Nesting!!! But, only briefly.
10:22 - onto left Y
10:27 - chatter
10:43 - into bowl ... chest down and nesting position again!
10:46 - departure

11:35 - eagle on left Y
11:37 - departure toward camera

WOW!

JAM in IL

11:59 AM  
Blogger Ward said...

Both eagles on the nest at 1:35-1:37. Sure does look bad out there on the coast. Hopefully, this will be the last snowstorm this season. Male, I think, remains on the nest, if raspy call is any indication.

Ward
2-22-08

1:43 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Friday Feb.22/08 - 2:55 Atlantic Time

One eagle trying to shield himself from the storm - one wonders if he is remembering what happened last year during another storm. Let's hope for better weather in the coming weeks.
M. G

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/22, 2:05p

I just tuned back into the live webcam, and see an eagle sitting on the front branch closest to the camera, with its back to the wind and snow. Darn, it looks like our Connecticut storm made it up to Maine after all. I hope it's not the same system, as it's been snowing here since 4am steadily and not about to let up anytime soon. The eagle shook the snow off several times, but won't leave the branch. I always wondered where they disappear to during storms -- hopefully this one will stay put for a while.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Eagle at nest 2:30 PM (EST). Looks kind of bedraggled as it sits with a wet snow coming down (snow here in central Maine appears more fluffy than the coastal snow). This eagle has a distinctive V in the bottom of the white around the neck - is this last year's Mom or Dad?

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagle sitting on nest for at least 40 minutes (that's when I started watching at 2 pm today). Looks like Mom because of the thick ruff around the neck. She looks cold and is huddling against the driving snow.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/22/08 Eagle has been on branch to lower right for some time now. Snow is coming down sideways! Beautiful scene. So good to catch a glimpse of one of the eagles at the nest during the day again.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feb. 22
2:54 p.m. Just a few minutes ago checked in and eagle on branch with snow flying. Don, I live in Denmark, Maine.
Karen in Denmark, Me.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Maine Native said...

Oh my freaking beautiful....3:02 et on Feb 22 and there's an eagle on the front branch puffed up against the wind and falling snow. I miss the snow sometimes out here in sunny AZ and this scene makes me miss it even more. The eagles have been there a lot more often this past week. Hope they start getting busy soon:^)

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/22, 3:12p
The eagle has been on that front left branch ever since I tuned back into it at 2ish, with its back to the wind. Just now, it was calling out, then jumped onto the now snow-covered nest. Stayed there for a minute or two, and then hopped back onto the front branch, this time facing the wind & snow.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friday Feb.22 2:52-3:34 PM
Eagle is perched on the branch closest to the camera facing to ward the left. It is snowing and blowing. The nest bowl is filling with snow once again.
No vocalizations heard at this time.
3:05 heard a crow
3:09 Crows can be heard. Eagle responds with vocalizations and eagle hops into nest.
3:1l Lots of voaclaiztions aseagle hops back to branch and faces in oppostite direction.
3:14 Shakes snow off and looks directly at the camera. :)
3:34 Time for me to log off. Seems like the eagle is hunkered down for a while.

3:33 PM  
Blogger GG said...

2-22-2008 3:35PM

Here is what I was able to capture today. Dad is continually admonished by Mom about being in the nest, or maybe it's just the nest bowl. In the last video, dad sat through the snow blowing for over 1 1/2 hrs.

They each moved sticks - that's a plus!

Enjoy:

Maine Eagle 3:17Minutes

Maine Eagle 8:44Minutes

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Maine Native said...

3:42 Et 2/22 and eagle is still perched on branch. Only stepped into the nest long enough to deposit it's waste then back onto the branch. Had hopes of staying on and giving a more accurate time of departure but I have to leave for work so all I can report is that eagle was at nest site for at least 30 minutes. Hopefully other viewers are able to give more of an accounting for daily activity today:^)

3:44 PM  
Blogger GG said...

2-22-2008 3:57pm

My mistake that Dad left after 1 1/2 hrs - he is STILL on that limb. Maybe he plans on roosting there until the storm is over, one place might be just as good as the next, I suppose.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 4:25. I've been watching a lone eagle on the nest for a few minutes now. Man, it sure looks cold up there in the nest. The eagle looks like it could use some ear muffs and maybe a scarf.... Or a roof.. Ha ha!!! Stay warm all!!!

~Amelia

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

02/22 @ 18:00

16:28 - eagle on left branch camera side

16:52 - calling and move to rim (water side)

16:53 - departure

Reading other posts and wonder if the same eagle was at the nest a long, long time this afternoon?

JAM in IL

6:01 PM  
Blogger bird godesses student said...

the nest looks really creepy at night. I haven't seen any owls swoop by. I see a big black blob in the center of the screen I think it's the eagle or just the infrared camera making that dark spot.

signed,
JC

8:43 PM  

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