Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Look for "practice incubation"

Greetings all! 

Thank you for your fantastic observations. As the birds move towards egg laying they will spend more and more time sitting in the nest getting ready for egg laying. The tell tale sign that an egg has been laid is when one of the birds spends the entire night on the nest. 

Although they have nested consistently during the first week of March the last two years, they could be a number of weeks later this year. Birds are fairly consistent in there nesting timing, but many factors such as weather will influence their timing.

Keep up all your great comments.

Wing Goodale
BioDiversity Research Institute

144 Comments:

Anonymous Landbaron said...

3/5 at last the pair seems more comfortable - no visable snow, weather appears much better. 4:55 p.m. the male flew onto nest, seems calm, periodically calling his mate. He then flew to the Y branch. Female joined him a couple minutes later, moved some sticks around, then settled peacefully into the nest bowl. They were together for about 25 minutes happily and calmly nesting, calling, relaxing. Still left for the night so no eggs yet.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

So glad to be back... I always check in around my birthday because they always lay the eggs around that time. It's the best gift ever! 7:00, no one is at the nest.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the Maine eagles! I hope they nest later this month and avoid the bad weather for the most part. Cold in Texas, but not unbearable, but for this time of year, it is cold. We are waiting for the spring but the first signs are here. Happy Eagle Watching!

7:18 PM  
Blogger Sir Lance said...

Here's a video of mom sneezing in the nest at around 8:00 am 03/04/08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBcMxYUb45I

Here's a 5:00 visit mom and dad chase intruder away

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ5ZLMfymFI

8:00 PM  
Blogger GG said...

3-04-2008 8:51PM

This was the last video I have of the pair for tonight:

Maine Eagle last Visit

8:51 PM  
Blogger Maine Native said...

1:40am et 3/5/08
crazy windy at the nest site. Eagle in the nest hunched down with back to camera it looks like. Moving head around so he/she is not asleep. First time in a while I've seen an eagle in the nest this time of night. Maybe she's feeling like it's almost time...fingers crossed.

1:45 AM  
Blogger Maine Native said...

2:35am et time 3/5/08...logged back in and the eagle had left the nest sometime in the past half hour....looking forward to seeing more activity soon:^)

2:35 AM  
Blogger thundersong said...

She's been spending time on the nest overnight, 1:15 to 1:30 AM this morning. I've enjoyed viewing that big old nest on the majestic pine all year, and now it's exciting seeing them return. I hope the elements are kinder on them this early spring.

3:54 AM  
Blogger GG said...

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7:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are having an ice storm here in Maine today. They say we will have freezing rain most of the day inland, then turn to rain. Should turn to rain earlier at the coast. It appears that the camera is covered with ice at this time.

8:53 AM  
Blogger GG said...

3-05-2008 10:38AM

Let's hope this forecaster is wrong, or at least the eagle waits until next week to lay her egg:

Late-Week Noreaster Possible
Published: 3/5/08, 9:25 AM EDT
A major snow storm may be on its way to the the interior Northeast. A low currently in the Gulf could bring snow from Tennessee to Maine. The heaviest snow for the Northeast will occur if this system moves up the coastline as is suggested. Inland areas may have over a foot while major cities along the I-95 corridor will have a wintry mix. The AccuWeather.com Winter Weather Center will have the latest throughout this next storm.
Forecast by AccuWeather.com

10:38 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

I work the night shift...last night, one of the eagles were nesting all night long. It is great being able to see the eagles so clearly at night. I checked back at 10:38 am and the cam must be down. I can hear the wind blowing...but there is no picture.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Jo from RI said...

That wind sounds terrible. It looks like there is some sort of material or ice coveing the cam lens. I hope this storm doesn't effect the egg laying...

3/5/98 10:57am
Rhode Island

10:58 AM  
Blogger Liz K said...

3/5 at 12:05pm

Camera is clear again. Yet it looks and sounds like a wicked storm. I'm sure the eagles are tucked away somewhere. This brings back memories of last year's storm when we lost the chicks. But this is a new year! Keep your fingers crossed!

-Liz (W,DC)

12:05 PM  
Blogger GG said...

3-05-2008 12:07PM

Camera must need realignment - my neck is sore from leaning to the right. HaHa.

Glad to see the ice gone and little visits of sunshine popping out.

Now for an eagle visit, but don't lay an egg just yet - please!

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:oopm EST 3/5/08 Looks like a reminder of the horrible weather that Maine gets this time of year. All I hear on the live cam is gusting winds! Yikes! Hold on Eagles. Thankfully they haven't laid any eggs yet. This looks all to sadly familiar. Hopefully good weather is in the near future since I think Mom would want to drop those eggs soon.
Just a note: I have compared the calling sounds from last year to this year, does anyone else hear the difference?

Anne, NJ

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Carole said...

March 5th
2:06 in Michigan

It's good to see the nest again and the wind has calmed down - nobody is home. Wing: A friend told me that birds don't 'carry' their eggs. They form each one individually at the time of laying. Would the same be true for Eagles? I hear Eagle calls in the distance.

2:15 PM  
Blogger armkar1 said...

3/5 PST This is my first time on the blog, I watched last year and was saddened by the outcome. Hopefully this year they have better luck. I watched for a while yesterday and was so happy to watch the couple, which I am assuming was just a practice run in the nest since the nest was empty when I checked back that night. The Male was there first, then the female came in and settled into the nest. They were there for approximately 20 minutes, then left. Watching them is so wonderful, I am so thankful for having this cam to be able to watch these beautiful creatures. Nothing going on in the nest right now at 11:08 am. Lens still appears to have maybe some ice on it, although the sun has been peeking at times, also some snow in the bowl again. I will check back later, hopefully I will see the beautiful couple again! Thank you to all those who are posting videos it's great to log on and view the eagles when I may not have been able to catch them when I visit the nest.

Karen in WA State

2:26 PM  
Blogger GG said...

3-05-2008 2:28pm

Anne, NJ - there's a retired teacher using a spectrogram and we've learned Mom and Dad are doing their thing, (same voices) but another eagle he labels "Eagle C" is still hanging around. We thought it was female, now we're thinking of it as just "IT".

It could be an eagle that was displaced by the storms last year.

2:28 PM  
Blogger GG said...

3-05-2008 2:42pm

BRI - will the infrared camera be adjusted for Sunday the 9th when we change our clocks to DST?

7:10pm - 5:10AM would be a good match, but then, all the scientists know a whole lot more about that stuff than I ever will. *G*

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Landbaron said...

3/5 (last entry should have been 3/4)

high winds, rain/sleet stopped, nest looks wet but no visable snow. 5:00 p.m. heard Male Eagle calling, he seemed to be coming closer. Then heard Female answering from farther away. Didn't come to nest.

5:30 p.m. they both flew in - no calling. Worked on bowl of nest together for a minute or two. Female jumped on Y branch then flew off. Male continued to work on bowl for 4 more minutes, often stopping to look, craning neck in direction female flew. Then he flew off in her direction. High winds could be masking calls.

5:42 PM  
Blogger GG said...

3-05-2008 7:51PM

This is a little humor thrown into the windy/cold life of the BRI Eagles . The visit wasn't too long but the nest had to have been a wee bit wet:

Maine Eagle Humor Wed 05 March

One of the bloggers (named Dave) mentioned how wet the nest bowl must be - hence - I note him name in the video. GRIN.

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mar 6...12:20 a.m.

All is quiet on the waterfront. No eagles in sight...very quiet.

It will be clearing overnight with temps in the high 20's. Windy at times with gusts up to 30 mph. The morning will bring a sunny day for a change....temps in the upper 30's with gusts of winds at times. Mostly clear throughout the day and evening with a good weather day expected for Friday with the temp in the 40's. I guess that is what we can call "the calm before the storm" as more bad weather is predicted for Friday night. Sleet and freezing rain is suppose to blow in later in the evening, maybe along the coastline, they will receive just rain as the temp should hover in the 30's. Much of the same weather is predicted for Saturday but with higher temps.

Seems like Mother Nature has played enough tricks on our eagles and we can only hope for better news soon.

Keep the faith.

12:28 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Entire visit around 3:19 p.m. to 3:22 p.m. on March 5. :-)
Video

A visit by Dad at 5:42 a.m. on March 6. :-)
Video in WMP
Video at Putfile

Here is a gif animation of "Dad and His Stick". :-)

6:37 AM  
Blogger Sir Lance said...

Peggy (Girlfriend) has been waiting a while to put a video to this song and at 6:45am 3/6/08 she got the one she so patiently waited for..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rFgbbtp5EA

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/6 Thursday am
Beautiful blue sea, moderate to strong breeze, no snow seen on top of the nest. Chilly, tho.
I've had the cam up since 0630, at which time one was perched on 'the lookout Y' but, alas, off it flew and aside from some loud, agitated screeching, it's been mostly quiet.
Read through many of last years blogs.....some were quite stressful. However, I am very encouraged as our 'Jack & Diane' continued to try to start a family throughout April and even into May.
As Wing said, if any pair can persevere, it's this couple.
Since this is a day off, I MUST try to take care of some of my responsibilites!!!!!!!!!
Keep the faith.....

10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/6 10:10am What a great way to get the day going! Thanks to gg and Judy for the great videos. I checked in every hour or so on 3/5 and never caught mom or dad on the nest. GG, what a great sense of humor you have. I could just picture mom headin to Home Depot or Lowes.....gotta get the water out of that nest...dad needs tools!! Judy, your gif animation was super. It could start a new dance craze....."The Eagle". I thought dad was going to get that stick loose and moved but couldn't quite make it. Maybe he could use another run to the hardware store by mom!! Also, anonymous who signs off "Keep the Faith" Thanks for the great weather reports every day. The weather in Maine has been following right along with what we are having in Colo.
Maybe our Eagles can get their nest dried out before the next storm. They certainly bring us all a great deal of pleasure! Have a good day all and keep the videos coming. We love them!
Pam, Colo.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Liz K said...

3/6 @ 11:50am

All is quiet at the nest ... beautiful day.
Wow, sir lance. That's a terrific video!! It immediately put a smile on my face.

My thanks to all the videographers. Such a great group we have here!

--Liz (W,DC)

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know we are all anxiously awaiting the eagles to lay eggs, but I also watch a site on storks, which is very cool, as it is in Germany. If anyone is interested, they are doing a mating dance as of this moment, (11:55 a.m. on 3/6), and though there is no live cam, there are some awsome pictures! Check it out!

http://www.pfalzstorch.de/bilder/live1.html

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Janice said...

I like the names Jack and Diane for this pair. Very fitting. I missed the visit yesterday. So hopefully today they will make an appearance. Fingers are crossed that all the bad weather is gone when they do decide to nest.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Maine Native said...

No eagles but plety of crows sounding off in the background. I fear the nest is not as busy as it should be.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Thursday, March 6th 12:59 PM ET
Hello Fellow Armchair Biologists!
It's good to have an update from Wing. There was some night time activity on the nest yesterday 3/5. Mom flew onto the nest at 12:50 AM ET and stayed until 2:04 AM. I'm not at all tech savvy but a friend of mine, Patti does an excellent job at screenshots and videos. She captured Mom's visit during the very windy night time hours yesterday. At the end of the visit Mom is almost lifted and carried away by the wind.

For Patti's video go to:

http://tinyurl.com/ys5hkg

Have to run .... keep watching and posting!

Chris
Grand Island, NY

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/6 1314
NICELY DONE, PEGGY!!!!!
Loved it!
All is quiet at the old homestead.
Gorgeous, restful..peaceful...nice change...
Oh my goodness, right on cue, I hear some very nearby calling...
Maybe I'll see a landing....

1:17 PM  
Anonymous lady eva simone said...

It's been about a week...no eagles!!!!! This could be kinda bad. If no eagles come soon, what are we to do? Is this place protected from human disturbance? Quick question to sir lance...you say the birds??!!

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Landbaron said...

Beautiful day!! and no eagles... I've half a mind to take a tall ladder and my blow dryer (with a very long cord), climb up, dry out, and fluff that nesting bowl. That a some tiny crocheted pillows and blankets might tempt the female to finally lay her eggs. I'll even throw in a framed tiny picture of Mr. Eagle to hang on the nearest branch.

Just venting - don't need to post.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Landbaron said...

Usual evening visit - 5:30 p.m. both flew in, stayed only a few minutes.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gg---Your videos are fantastic and your humor is right on! I'm amazed that I sit there and laugh out loud asd I watch them. Great Job!!! Thanks so much! imlnkc

6:37 PM  
Blogger Sir Lance said...

Mom and dad visit the nest 03/06/08 5:30pm visit. 9 1/2 mins long A lot of calling at the end..Maybe 3rd Eagle as well

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcp3ePog6jc

6:47 PM  
Anonymous thy eagles said...

it's 6:51
very windy night
March 6th,2008

i always come and wacth the eagle cam at twilight hour trying to see what the eagles are doing.my teacher says that there is some activate going on but i see nothing. my prayers have been answered i heard something but not an eagle.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Pinestate said...

3/07/08

6:19 am

No birds in nest or around it ..

6:20 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

6:10 AM on the 7th.
Where are you, mom? I can hear you!
Magic date has come and gone, but I'm keeping the faith and the vigil...Jack and Diane know what's best. Don't give up on them!

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/7 0530
A quiet sea.......but very, very noisy eagles! None on the nest, but they are nearby for sure. Any weather report today yet, Anna?
It's quite a mixed bag forecast for central Maine with a combination of snow, freet, and sleazy rain, as my children used to say. :)
I'll be watching (and listening) off and on throughout the day........more 'on' than I'd admit to...
Wow, they are making quite a racket...
Keeping the faith!

6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:22 am
Calm day at the nest, with no signs yet of eagles.

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

March 7 8:00am Nobody home. Congratulations to Wing and the team for the continued success of this Eaglecam. Excellent article in the Bangor Daily News today will surely keep interest piqued and donations to support the project rolling along!
Weather looking miserable for the weekend. Ice and rain along the Hancock county coast tonight and tomorrow and tomorrow night and FOREVER????? Long winter... I'm sure the eagles are hesitant to get started too soon.
Take care... Lisa

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mar. 7 @ 8:20 am

Good Morning Eagle Lovers

Although it is greatly overcast here in Maine this morning, partly sunny weather is predicted over the coastal region for later today. Though cooler now, the temp is predicted to get into the 40's....guess we will have to wait and see and hope. Winds in the 5-10 mph range. Rain is likely this evening with 100 % chance after midnight. Winds will increase slightly. Rain and that nasty word "freezing rain" is a probability Saturday morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon....highs may reach the 40's once again. Chance of precipitation is 90 % with the winds staying about the same.

Inland is expecting much more nasty weather than this...I just hope the eagles will get a fair shake and have a chance to get their family started soon.

I can hear the eagle calling in the distance....

Keep the faith.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Liz K said...

3/7 @ 8:50am

Great article in the Bangor News! Way to go Wing. I hope our eagles listen to mother nature and wait a little while longer to lay their eggs. I'm giving a donation today for this great project. BRI Rocks!

8:51 AM  
Blogger swanville said...

03/07...no one around so far this AM, but can hear a crow and seagull calling in the distance...it is nice to read other comments while waiting for someone to show up.

9:44 AM  
Blogger swanville said...

9:37 AM....no one around yet, but can hear crows and seagulls in the distance.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

Great to hear those beautiful voices again! Both eagles were calling loudly around 10:15 AM. Heard someone further away around 2:00 PM.

2:05 PM  
Blogger armkar1 said...

3/7 11:20 AM PST

Well all is quite on the home front. I had checked in earlier this morning and there was a lot of vocal noises in the distance. Mostly I heard the crows, but thought I heard some eagle calls also. I just wasn't graced with the sight of our beautiful couple.

I must say though, comparatively weather wise, it might be cold and windy there in Maine but at least the beautiful sun is out and shinning. Also the water is so beautiful and blue. What a wonderful view our couple has from the nest. I can't say the same for here in WA, at least as far as having the sun anyway. Hee Hee!

Still anxiously awaiting the egg laying and nesting process, but am happy that if the weather is going to be an issue that they wait a while.
Wishing all a wonderful day,

Karen in WA.

2:34 PM  
Blogger SYMontgomery said...

Hello. I just checked on no one is in the nest at 3:07PM EST.

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/7
I wonder if the eagles can sense bad weather approaching and seek shelter inland. I know my birds that I feed seem to sense when a storm is coming and are very active feeding. Maybe that is why we haven't seen alot of them lately. Currently, they have nothing on the nest to keep them there. Just a thought.

cathy h in mass

3:27 PM  
Blogger Spiky Sandy said...

3/7/08 at 4:15 PM - I'm hearing eagle sounds off camera. I've heard them off camera all day. I have yet to see a bird. The day looks like it shaped up nicely.

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/7/08 5:08PM

Both eagles on the nest, mom on the branch dad in the bowl. Mom calling frequently (why?). Mom hops down and chases dad off the bowl onto the branch. Mom moving bowl material around and settling in. Still make frequent calls. I read somewhere that when the mass of the eggs reach a certain point, she lays one, or has difficulty flying. My guess... I think tonight's the night. We'll see in the morning.

Bill in CT

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/7 5:00 pm
When I turned on the pc they were both at the nest. Mom is on the Y branch and dad is looking around in the nest.Little calling back & forth befor they changed postions. She sat down in the nest while he flew up to the left side of the Y branch.She has been sitting in there for 18 minutes now.Dad is still on the branch keeping an eye out. Lets hope we see them spending the night.

Naugatuck Ct.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UK viewer 7th March
How wonderful to see them both at the nest,just about to turn off as it is 10pm here in the UK.
May stay tuned in a while longer now,hoping for better things this year.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:10pm...both eagles are on the nest or the branch nearby. One is sitting in the nest now after arranging what looked like moss. The one on the branch calls occasionally. I hope this horrendous snow storm we are having in N.Ohio will pass this nest by. It reminds me too much of the storms of last year. May Mother Nature be kind to this pair this year...
Mary in Ohio

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/07 @ 17:13

16:54 - 2 eagles fly into nest.

16:55 - 1 onto main Y (F?)
1 remaining in bowl rearranging soft materials (M?).

16:57 - Assuming correct id ... she back into bowl to help.

16:58 - Back to main Y

16:59 - He is moving loose stick on rim.

17:00 - Both looking around ... 1 on Y, 1 in rim.

17:03 - She moves from Y back into nest bowl.

17:04 - He moves onto left Y. She finally settles down into bowl and moves some soft material.

17:25 - She is still in incubating position.

This is the longest I have seen anyone "incubating" for a while. I cannot hear the vocals but her beak opens every now and then and I assume that she is saying something. No sign of egg laying.

I will try to catch and post a departure time. Hopefully, this is serious incubating practice and an egg will be coming sometime soon.

JAM in IL

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/7 5:35pmEST Mom and dad have been at the nest for more than 35 min. (they were there when I checked in) They have worked on the nest and mom has sat on it with dad on the Y branch. Mom seems more restless to me than past years and calls out frequently. Dad came back to the nest and worked on it some more with her and now she has nestled down in it again and dad is on the left side of nest nearest the camera. Will check in later during the night to see if they are sitting on the nest overnight! I've been gone all day and don't know if they've been at the nest at other times or not. Let's keep our fingers crossed....This is a good sign!
Pam, Colo

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:40pm EST 3/7 Dad has left and mom is staying on the nest. It would be awesome if she has laid an egg and sent him out to bring home some dinner! We can only hope!
Oops....she just left and I can hear dad nearby! There is much discussion with dad being quite vocal. They are so beautiful and such a pleasure to watch.
Pam, colo

5:44 PM  
Blogger D&B said...

3/07/08 5:29p.m. eastern
Mom in nest bowl, Dad staying by her side. Dad appears to be watching something in the area both overhead and off to the side. Mom calling out but continues to sit in the nest bowl. Dad flew off to the right side 5:37p.m. , Mom eagle putting her head down in protective mode but staying in nest bowl. 5:41p.m. Mom eagle stands, calls out and flys off towards the right. Dad calling out...

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:45
They both have left the nest.Lets hope is was to go pick up dinner and bring it back.

Naugatuck, Ct.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/07 @ 17:37

17:26 - She is up and looking into bowl ... vocalizing.

17:29 - She is semi-down, still vocalizing. He returns to bowl.

17:30 - He is in bowl and she is near the rim. Then both are fussing with bowl materials.

17:32 - Again, she is down while he is still standing in bowl.

17:34 - He has moved a little towards the camera and is intently looking around. Then he moves onto branch toward camera.

17:39 - He flies off, she remains in bowl.

17:42 - She is up and vocalizing. She flies off and I hear a vocal off camera.

17:43 - more vocals off camera.

Something seemed a little different and I really thought an egg might be on its way. If I remember correctly from last year, though ... there has not been enough incubating practice for long periods of time.

The tension is mounting!

JAM in IL

5:49 PM  
Blogger Liz K said...

3/7 @ 5:13pm

Seems to be the witching hour. Mom is "practicing incubation" and vocalizing quite a bit while dad is checking things out on the Y branch.

FINALLY(!!) after checking in all day without a bird in sight, here they are

5:26pm mom stands up and vocalizes some more.

5:29 mom lays down and dad jumps into the next bowl and takes her place while she moves to the side.

5:32 mom reclaims her position and dad moves toward camera. he seems to be watching something flying around. mom continues vocalizing.

5:34 dad jumps to near branch. mom continues to vocalize.

5:38 dad takes off

5:41 mom gets up and vocalizes; takes off after 20 seconds or so

LOTS(!!!) of vocalizing off camera - sounds like dad.

5:43 then mom vocalizes

No more activity ... signing off.

-Liz (W,DC)

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/7 1700
Well well....Jack and Diane showed up at a little bit before 1700, and have sat at and in the nest. Looks like they are fussing with the hay or grass in the nest, they might have even brought some.......I didn't see them arive....Mom has called out throughout the visit, can't really describe the tone of the cries....not frantic or agitated....just squawking...
Diane has been 'incubating' for about 45 min. now. At 1734, Jack all of a sudden took off to the right of the camera. Diane's not really happy about that.....and at 1742 she takes off......
All of a sudden there is some very agitated screechings off camera.....at least 2 voices.....very weird....
Boy I wish there was a camera that showed what was going on in the area around the nest......
1744....it's quiet......for now....
Spent a little time today at other eagle cam sites...via the Blackwater & Norfolk eagle cam sites. There are some unbelievable 'soap opera' dramas going on at these sites!
1750 Something very odd is going on with our eagle cam...cannot make out images...only windy trees.......

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/7 5:35pmEST Mom and dad have been at the nest for more than 35 min. (they were there when I checked in) They have worked on the nest and mom has sat on it with dad on the Y branch. Mom seems more restless to me than past years and call out frequently. Dad came back to the nest and worked on it some more with her and now she has nestled down in it again and dad is on the left side of nest nearest the camera. Will check in later during the night to see if they are sitting on the nest overnight! I've been gone all day and don't know if they've been at the nest at other times or not. Let's keep our fingers crossed....This is a good sign!
Pam, Colo

1:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/8 2:00am
Nest empty! All's quiet except some wind!
Pam, Colo

1:55 AM  
Blogger GG said...

3-08-2008 5:43AM

Mom and Dad spent near 1 hr in the nest. I cut it down to 5 minutes with a great entry by Mom.

Maine Eagle Nest Friday visit

5:43 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

DONATION time

Its time to send in your donation Eagle lovers, to help support Wing and the Bald Eagles of Maine. Sending ours today.
Thank You Wing

3/8/08

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning to all...

It is 8 am, Mar.8th.
A cloudy morning with rain expected by afternoon, heavy at times. Highs should reach the low 40's. Lots of rain is expected for the coastal area and a flood watch is in effect for the county starting at 4 today through Sunday evening. This may give you an idea of the amount of rain expected. The freezing rain has stayed away...good luck for our eagles....just a chance of rain after midnight and hopefully all will wake up to partly sunny sky in the morning with cool brisk weather ahead.

Enjoy your weekend and stay healthy.

Keep the faith.

8:07 AM  
Blogger armkar1 said...

3/8/08 8:48 PST
Good Morning to All, No One at home in the nest when I checked in. In reading the entries for today, I was encouraged to see that gg wrote and posted video of Mom in nest bowl for an hour. GG thanks for the video! If correct, it seems to me, that is the longest she has been in the nest bowl. At least from what I have read in the postings.

Maybe we are closer to laying the eggs and starting the little family.

Right now all I hear is the water and some wind. Possibly some gul calls, but mostly quite now for the twenty or so minutes that I have been watching.

Hope that the news of flooding doesn't happen around there.

Stay safe and Happy Eagle Watching!

Karen in WA

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/08 @ 12:27

09:11 - much vocalizing off camera.

10:45 - caught an eagle flying by the nest.


Quiet morning ...

JAM in IL

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/8 1345
Hello to all...checked in throughout the day yesterday .....all very, very quiet until a few minutes before 1700, as was documented. Was sooooo wonderful to see the pair on the nest for an extended period, wasn't it?
Today all is very peaceful...overcast....occasional assorted bird calls...nothing too notable whenever I was tuned in.
When I checked in just now, a lone eagle was sitting on the left side of the nest.....surveying the landscape, but flew off within a few minutes.
Personally, I think Jack and Diane are out of state -probably gone to Maryland, for example, for nesting materials.......they must realize that's what it's come to with 12 feet of snow covering everything!
I'll be checking in throughout the rest of the day....
Keep the faith....

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/8 1442
Slow, steady rain has begun.....
other than that it's quiet...makes you wish you could be at your cottage on the coast with a warm fire and a good book.........

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/08 @ 17:49

16:40 - found an eagle on the left Y shaking off the water. No id.

17:04 - eagle off.

JAM in IL

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/7 Checked the site at 9:40 PM and didn't see any eagles in the nest. I teach at an elementary school. Hopefully this week I will be able to get the site up so my kids can watch it and maybe see the eagles nesting. It connects nicely with the Life Science unit we just finished.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Pinestate said...

4 am ... Wicked Windy !

No birds ...
3/09/08

5:04 AM  
Blogger Pinestate said...

6:41 am 3/09/08 BOTH EAGLES AT THE NEST !

6:42 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

3/9/08 DST

6:14a.m. Dad eagle arrives
6:15a.m. Mom arrives on nest. Still dark outside, time change.
Both are tending the nest. Dad out on limb, looking around. Mom still on nest but standing and looking around. Both calling out. 6:38a.m. Mom walks to edge of nest. Dad still on limb. 6:41 They exchange places, Mom on limb, Dad tending nest. 6:47a.m. Dad flew off to the right. Mom remains on limb. At 7:09a.m. Mom flew off to the right.

7:10 AM  
Blogger Pinestate said...

7:10 am 3/9/8 Both Eagles have flown the coup !

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/9/ 0747
Good Sunday Morning! It's as choppy a sea as I've seen, and the winds are crazy strong and constant! Occasional ocean spray across the camera.....
The nest and tree are empty, and I don't hear any eagle noises...birds are chirping somewhere near the nest........
Where we sit - high on top of the wide Kennebec River, the ice has opened..it's gonna be a wild spring!
Once again, I cannot help but be glad that we don't have eggs hatching.......yet.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning....It is Sunday morning 8:15 am for those that set their clocks ahead early this morning.

No sunny skies for the eagles this morning but the sun could peek through the clouds this afternoon. It is a cold windy morning here....wind gusts could reach 45 mph. Temps are expected to remain in the 30's with a chance of precipitation at 20 %.

Tonight the temp will drop to the low teens and maybe a few degrees lower than that. Starting tomorrow, sun should shine once again and if we are lucky, the snow will stay away until Thursday night. It will stay cold for the most part but the winds should stay in the 5 to 10 mph range.

Here's hoping for a happy Sunday for you all and, if we are lucky, sightings of our eagles.

Keep the faith.

8:30 AM  
Blogger GG said...

3-09-2008 8:30AM
Both eagles flew into the nest very early this morning - even with the time change - first Dad, then Mom - and they left in reverse order.

Dad even tried to pinch off some fresh pine needles to offer into the nest, but he came off the branch empty beaked!

Maine Eagles Dad and Mom Part 1

Maine Eagles Dad and Mom Part 2

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

March 9, Dad landed around 6:14 a.m. followed shortly by Mom. Mom was on the nest for approximately 25 minutes before jumping to Y branch. Dad left around 6:45 a.m.
and Mom at 7:08 a.m. They both flew off to the right.

Minute video of Dad trying to grab a branch. :-)
Putfile video

Video of the first four minutes of the visit.

Video opens in WMP
Video at Putfile

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/09 @ 11:53

Quick visit:

10:48 - eagle into nest bowl, rearranging soft material.

10:50 - flies off

JAM in IL

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:15 3/9
Both mom & dad came to nest. Dad practiced incubating and both flew off after about 5 minutes. Really windy today, but the weather is suppose to calm down for the week but be kinda cool. Can't wait for the eggs/eaglets. But not looking forward to the drama of last year. I just wish I could look forward to the future and a successful brood of 2 or 3 eaglets. Loved watching them grow 2 years ago when I first discoverd this website. Will be sending along a donation for this year soon.

cathy h in mass

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/09 @ 13:15

Another quick visit:

13:10 - both eagles fly into nest. While one (male?) is fussing with bowl materials, the other just looking around. Then both stand side by side watching over the water.

13:14 - She (?) flies off, follwed by the other.

I like the frequency of these visits. Wish they would get around to practice incubation.

Could it be that they come to rotate the soft bowl materials in an attempt to get them dry and ready for eggs?

JAM in IL

1:20 PM  
Blogger GG said...

3-09-2008 1:58M

UPDATE 11:47 am arrival by Dad and then 1:09PM by both Mom and DAD:

Maine Eagle 11:47AM

Maine Eagle 1:09PM

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/9 1452

Darn, I missed both visits......and I thought I'd been checking!
Cathy...I'm with you.......I find myself worrying about this spring, and shouldn't I just be accepting that this is the way things happen in nature? Last year was an AWFUL roller coaster.
Still keeping the faith....

2:56 PM  
Blogger GG said...

3-09-2008 3:17PM

Donations? I'm going to do my taxes this next week. How much enjoyment do the eagles give me? 100%!!

Choose wisely - give generously!!

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:20 PM EST

I finally get to see the eagle live!!! This is awesome.

windy... eagle is moving sticks and such.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Liz K said...

3/9 @ 4:25pm

Eagle at the nest eating something! YUM. (Think it's Mom but not sure.)

-Liz (W,DC)

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/09 @ 16:34

16:21 - found an eagle in the bowl with prey. I think it plucked feathers.

16:32 - flew off. Before leaving, it seemed to get distracted from the meal and began looking around quite a bit.

JAM in IL

PS. I believe my time on my first post today might not reflect the time change? Sorry.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/09 @ 17:54

Another visit:

17:13 - eagle lands in nest. Vocalizing, looking around.

17:15 - on rim facing water, still looking around.

17:18 - onto main Y with vocals. Turns with much vocalization.

17:21 - still talking. Seems to be looking down often .. but not looking down into nest at all.

17:33 - off

The eagle never paid any attention to the nest bowl or remains of prey.

JAM in IL

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/9 1623
Just checked in and lo and behold, someones's having Sunday dinner at the nest. That's something we haven't seen very often lately.
I didn't see it fly in, so I don't really know what the meal is!
1632 Flew off to the right, then some agitated squawking....
1711 Tuned in to find eagle in the nest, on the Y, calling out continually ....quite plaintively....
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6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very frustrating. The still camera does not work. I am on dialup and the video will buffer and try to play and then shuts off after 2 minutes. I see a still from the video that is on the screen for about 15 seconds.

Why is the still not working so at least I can see SOMEthing?

8:58 PM  
Blogger Spiky Sandy said...

3/10/08 7:30 - 8:10 AM
Some chatter this morning from the pair, but I've not seen the eagles. Looks a little rainy today.

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/10 @ 9:30
Checking in at break time. Both are at the nest,she is sitting in the nest and he is up on the Y branch.

At work in Milford, Ct.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:30 Monday morning. Eagles in the nest. One sitting, one on the Y branch. They've been there a while and look very much "at home." Hope this is a good sign!

Frances

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/10 at 9:38: both eagles at nest, one in bowl, sitting, and one on Y branch watching out. Calling occasionally but fairly quiet, calm, alert...
I'm watching for that egg laying behavior we learned about in years past...
Whoops, there he (?) goes to fly off.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Good morning!!

It is 3/10, Monday, at 8:37 am in Chicagoland and mom and dad are both at the nest. First, one was actually in the nest and one on the branch and then they switched places.(not sure of the sexes. I can hear some screeching too, not sure if it is them or another bird.

This is all very exciting and I hope for a great year for the pair.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/10 9:30AM
Could it be happening? Both flew into the nest and seemed to be looking at something in the nest bowl. Dad flew onto Y branch and Mom settled in. I'm not sure but she seems to be sitting on an egg?

cathy h in mass

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monday, 3/10, 9:48am

At 9:30 I logged on & found both eagles at the nest - Mom nestled in the nestbowl & Dad on the Y branch. Dad has since flown away, but Mom is still sitting inside the bowl. My fingers are crossed!!!!!!

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Shelia said...

3/10 9:45 vermont time. She (?) is sitting in the nest, he visited for awhile and then took off. crazy weather here over the weekend; ice, snow, wind, hope that is finished and spring soon returns.

9:50 AM  
OpenID vintage733 said...

9:39AM Monday Morning 3/10
Moms and Pops at the nest - Appears to be Mom sitting down in the bowl and Pops on on the Y-branch maintaining vigil. There is a good bit of calling going on. They've been there at least six minutes now - it's a beautiful blue sky day, no precip. predicted, a little breezy but not too bad - they look at peace.
Now 9:53 and Pops has flown off but Moms is still in the nest....

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/10/08
8:58 a.m central /eagle in the nest practicing incubating? AWESOME!!

Monique in Chicago

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/10 @ 09:55

09:29 - found 2 eagles in the nest. Ms. & Mr. Mom, I believe. He is down in the bowl briefly.

09:30 - Mr. onto main Y. Ms. down in bowl and arranges soft material around her.

09:31 - both eagles intently looking around.

09:40 - Mr. off

10:01 - Ms. still nesting, still looking around. I don't see beak movement, cannot hear any chatter.

This might count as practice incubation. Hope she stays for a while!

JAM in IL

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/10 @ 10:15

10:06 - Ms. still quietly nesting until something gets her attention. She stands, turns, looks around.

10:09 - still standing. Really studying something overhead.

10:11 - takes off.

Total time observed in nest from 09:29/10:11.

As Mr. left @ 09:40, I hope that she spent enough time nesting alone to count as a practice incubation session.

JAM in IL

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/10 10:30
Guess I was wrong cuz I just checked in and she was gone. But she sure did act like she was sitting on something.

cathy h in mass

10:27 AM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

3/10 9:30am - tuned in and saw both Eagles on the nest. I'm guessing the female (has she been named Diane?) was in the bowl moving things around and finally settled in. The male (Jack?) jumped on the Y-branch and stayed for a few minutes. Diane stayed in the nest bowl for about 45 minutes then left. I hope she is getting close to laying eggs. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anonymous that is frustrated with not getting the video correctly....I am sure you know more about computers than I do but being on the dial-up systems until about a year ago, I can attest that is a frustrating problem all by itself. Everything is so-o-o-o slow most of the time. Please remember to reboot often. Sometimes that is all it takes. Give your machine a good cleaning out, delete the temp files and other programs you have not used for a long time. Good luck and I hope you can enjoy the eagles real soon.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

saw mom and dad sitting in nest and on y branch.....stayed about half an hour then dad left first mom after.....

11:01 AM  
Blogger Sir Lance said...

Mom and dad both visited today march 10th at 9:25am. Mom layed in the nest for around 30 minutes..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h55Q9P6qCgo

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:11 EST
No action at nest...no voices. Not sure of the temp but the weather and water LOOK beautiful...very calm. Can;t wait to see the pair! Keep posting

4:12 PM  
Blogger Maine Native said...

I miss seeing the eagles now. Can't seem to get on their schedule. Hope they're just holding out for better weather

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/10
Computer frustrations are the pits...good luck with the dial up. Just to let dial up & anonymous know...I have done all that cleaning re-booting stuff to no avail but I am not on dial up. I get the orange Java logo and a nice still every time I log on - the still does not change all day. Bill in CT suggested I refresh....I do and still get the lovely orange Java logo....and the same still I had before (just fresher I guess!). So I chalk it up to a mystery of life.

J in S.P.ME

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Landbaron said...

3/10 - 5:19 p.m.
Papa Eagle must roost very close to the camera at times. Just heard long 'warbling' call in his raspy voice. Sounded loud, much closer than the nest. A couple minutes later I heard what may be her reply. A few quick strong calls from farther away. No sightings yet.

Beautiful day - good day for an egg laying!!!

5:28 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

6:29PM Monday...3/10
Someone snuggled down in the nest bowl. A plaintive cry.Diane looking for "her man"? It's so good to see something going on. The Mass. nest site has three eggs..being carefully incubated. I am so wishing for the success of this beloved pair. Come on, you two! Where's the action?

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:30 pm Eagle sitting in the nest. I think that's a good sign. Maybe an egg already? She (I think it's Mom) is looking around and vocalizing. Could be she's saying "so where the heck is my supper!)

frances

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, Finally, Finnaly. I check in all of the time and I always just miss seeing an eagle (or both) at the nest. My thanks to everyone who posts videos and writes in, or I'd never know they were still around. I finally caught one sitting on the nest tonight at 6:30pm eagle time. I'm not sure how long its been there, but it is there. Not sure which one it is, but it sounds to me like mom...last year I could only tell them apart by their "voices". Even after the great posts explaining how to tell them apart, I still couldn't do it. Maybe this year will be different. I am so happy to see one live at the site...the videos are awesome, but nothing is quite like the real thing.

~Amy on Cape Cod, MA
3/10/08

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Dyan said...

3/10 at 3:40 pm Pacific time
Eagle sitting in the nest -- ruffed up "hairdo" -- is that Dad? Sat still for a long time, then got up and examined something in the bottom of the nest, rearranged some nesting material and now is doing an elaborate settling back down. Could there be an egg!!??

Dyan in N. CA

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now both eagles are on the nest and they are very engrossed with something that is in the bowl. They are walking around very gingerely. When mom was sitting on her own, she got up walked around very carefully and seemed to be moving something down in the bowl. I wonder if it's an egg and they are positioning it in a safe way? Dad just left, but mom is still sitting. It's getting dark now. Will this be the night mom stays on the nest all night, I wonder. This is so exciting! I have to go put my own "babes" to bed. Will check back later.

frances
6:54

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/10: 6:54 PM: she definitely looks like she is settling on an egg!!!!

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/10 6:51PM
Dare I say it! It looks like Mom is sitting on eggs. I know, I know, I said that earlier today, but tonight it really looks like she is. She is laying there, moving stuff around her as she changes postions. Now I hear what sounds like a Beagle in the background. Dad came and visited, but left. She stays. Looks good!

cathy h in mass

6:55 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

Jack returned around 6:49 PM 3/10...fussed a little with nesting material...hung around about five minutes and off he went.Odd noises followed...dog? gull? Thought for sure Jack was bringing dinner home.
Mom stayed for a few more minutes looking around. Left about 6:58PM with some additional vocals fading away in the distance. I breathe a sigh, and I want more!

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Landbaron said...

3/10 - 6:15 - logged on to find Mom nesting contentadly. She shifts positions periodically and sounds a short loud call. 6:28 - heard Pop from somewhere. The mother immediately started to crane her neck and watch intently in one direction. She repeated calls, he responded at times. Still her call for takeout hadn't been delivered until 6:47 when Pop came in. I couldn't tell if he brought food or what. They both spent a few minutes moving something light and downy looking around the nest. Then he left. She stayed for 5 more minutes and then left just as the dark really settled in. Could hear his call just after she flew off.
Almost 1 hour in the nest - hope it's a good sign.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/10 @ 19:02

18:22 - found an eagle nesting in the bowl, looking around with some chatter. Looks like Ms. Mom.

18:41 - up, turning around, moving bowl material

18:43 - some serious wiggling before nesting again.

18:48 - male in ... both fussing with nest bowl.

18:50 - she again takes her time settling back in "semi-down" before moving around and turning and finally in nesting position. Mr. was standing and moves to rim.

18:53 - Mr. leaves.

18:55 - Ms. is up and turning again, looking around.

18:56 - She is now fully standing and moves toward rim.

18:57 - off she goes.

Gosh ... this is getting exciting. She must be getting close?

JAM in IL

7:04 PM  
Blogger LLO said...

looks like we had a practice session.
Hope we have better weather here this spring

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

This is a video of combined clips from the visit on March 10 that was around 6:14 p.m. until 6:58 p.m. :D
Video in WMP

An animated gif of her landing.
Landing

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/10 2304
Just got home from work, and it's so great to read everybody's postings. I can make quick checks while at work, but can't really catch up on details like I need to. Those details are IMPORTANT!
OK, so our eagles are getting more serious about 1. practicing incubation 2. eating at the nest
3. arranging and rearranging things in the nest 4. spending longer times at the nest......
Did anyone else see one eating at the nest the other day? (I think it was Sunday, can't remember) I'm not good at recognizing or distinguishing female from male, but I had the strong feeling that the visitor at the nest eating might not be one of 'Ours'....
Anyway, I'm thinking that these are all TREMENDOUSLY encouraging signs.......much more than we've seen so far, right?
Also, do we assume that they've mated somewhere else and not the nest? Their previous date has come and gone, hasn't it?
Off to bed....this time change has me draggin'.....
Keep the faith!!!!!!!!!

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/11 1:00 am
Things have looked good the last few days with mom practicing incubation and much work being done on the nest bowl. But NO eagles on nest over night yet! Let's keep our fingers crossed. SOON MAYBE!!
Pam, Colo.

12:53 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

No eggs for Jack and Diane yet, I fear. 5:55 AM on 3/11...not a sight nor sound at the nest. It looks so cold and lonesome in the neighborhood. Another day dawning in a few minutes ...who knows what excitement is awaiting the sunrise?
Once at school I will set up the computer and check in whenever I am able. Just got a beauty of a projector...a full screen image (really big) will be in my classroom soon, I can tell you that!Have a great day, Eagle watchers!

5:59 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

6:35a.m. eastern. Mom and Dad eagle arrive. Mom in nest bowl,(practicing incubation) Dad sitting on limb.

6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looked at 6:30 AM, didn't see either eagle, but at 6:35, I witnessed one eagle land on the nest, and the other in the bowl. They may have come together, or I might have missed one initially.

Now, one is in the nest, and one on the Y branch. What a great way to start the day!!!!!

6:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:40am Eagle time...3/11/08

The sun is ready to rise and both eagles are at the nest...what a beautiful site! I checked to see if there was an eaagle on the nest late last night, but it was dark and hard to tell, but I didn't think I saw anything. They're there this morning though, and I'm sure we all couldn't be happier!

~Amy...Cape Cod, MA

6:47 AM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/11 0633
Well, this is a nice way to start my day!
Dad & Mom (aka Jack & Diane) just flew in as I turned the live cam on!
Some fussing around in the nest, then.....
Mom's nestin' and Dad's perchin' on the Y......:):):)
0648 Frequent 'eagle' calls from both....
0649 Mom, followed by Dad, fly off nearby....both agitatedly calling and squawking off camera for a few seconds.....
0650......quiet...
0723.....checking in again...I don't see or hear a thing...is my sound off or is it that windless and calm a morning?!?!?!?!?!?!
Have a beautiful, safe day everyone...
THINK DONATIONS!!!...so that we may always be able to share this amazing window to the nature world!

7:28 AM  
Blogger Spiky Sandy said...

3/11/08 at 8AM - Little birds in the nest bowl. Very cute! Can't tell what they are because of the light on the camera lens.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/11 @ 09:48

09:43 - heard eagle landing. Ms. Mom with lots of vocals followed in by Mr. Mom. She is "fluffed" over nest bowl.

09:44 - She seems agitated and nips at Mr.

09:45 - He moves to base of main Y.

09:46 - She is eating! I guess prey was the cause of her defensive action!

Took a while to figure out what was going on. Her stance was confusing at first as it did not exactly look like egg laying, which was what I was hoping to see. When she is in that defensive/protective mode, I cannot imagine anyone messing with her. Mr. Mom most certainly knows better than to argue with her.

09:55 - She is still enjoying her meal and he has moved a little higher up the Y seemingly ignoring her while watching the view. She continues to vocalize occasionally.

It is hard not to allow musings to enter into observations as these two are such a delight to watch.

JAM in IL

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:00 am both at nest. What a beautiful sight!!!

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/11 @ 11:26

Follow up on my previous post:

10:10 - Mr. off, Ms. still eating (started @ 09:46).

10:31 - She is finally finished eating and moves onto main Y.

10:33 - She flies off.

10:34 - Mr. Mom in for leftovers (?) ... or did he bring his own meal? At one point almost looks like he starts plucking feathers.

10:50 - I have been away from the computer. An eagle is still in the nest eating. Which eagle??

10:54 - Eagle onto main Y and moving to left Y.

11:12 - Eagle flies off.

Sorry for the disjointed observation. Saw only the back of the eagle when I returned and could not positively id. Did Mr. Mom stay that long with his meal? Hopefully other posts/video will fill us in.

JAM in IL

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mimi,
They were seen eating at about 4:25 on Sunday.

Anon

11:20 PM  
Blogger patlundgren said...

would rather watch the nest close up
I've seen both eagles eating something and another time placing a large branch

1:37 PM  
Blogger Paula (Vassalboro) said...

I have been watching the pair since 6 pm tonight...they are still on the nest as of 6:30...with the female (I think) in the nest. I know its a windy night but she is hunkered down low with the male sitting on the branch just above the nest, keeping a close eye on her. I'm hoping this is a positive sign!!!

6:34 PM  
Anonymous julia said...

4/2--6:58
both the eagles are on the nest now, looking comfortable.

6:59 PM  

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