Sunday, March 23, 2008

Probably No Eggs Yet

The bird's behavior suggests that they have not laid an egg yet and are still "practicing." However, the amount of time they have been spending on the nest is a very good sign that they may lay very soon. Since the temperature is generally below freezing this time of year, an egg would not survive long without being incubated. We have observed that loons will leave the first laid egg unattended or the first 24 hours, but that is in May when the temperature is above freezing.

Once there is an egg, the birds will be on the nest at all times and you should see them stand up and rotate the egg every hour or so.

Please keep up your excellent observations.

Wing Goodale
BioDiversity Research Institute

366 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/23 9:40am Eastern time

Mom and Dad are not in the nest. They have redecorated it nicely!

I just heard lots of talking off to the right, so they are close to home!

Sue in MD

9:50 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

3/23 @ 10:02AM
Wing, you are training us well! As I have been running upstairs to my computer off and on for the last few days I can see the behavior changing, but not yet indicating there's an egg. So many have posted that those eagles have no privacy at all...nothing has escaped us!
Just came up to iron a blouse, off to Easter brunch in a while, and heard an eagle close by, but no visual yet. Thank you for taking time from your Sunday to keep us posted...you are the best!

10:02 AM  
Blogger GG said...

3-23-2008 10:04AM

Question for you Wing, but first my "Thank you Wing and BRI" for your constant help and camera zooms.

Will you ever tag any eaglet from this site and monitor them?

10:04 AM  
Blogger SHARON ANN said...

We were so hoping that the eagle would still be on the nest this morning. She is not stupid we wouldn't want to set in that cold weather either. Mother nature will run it's course. It will happen soon.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/23 11:20 EDT
Well, no Easter egg delivery by our Eagles. But, I still believe that in 2 to 5 days we'll have an egg. Thanks for your input Wing, we need it. We all are so excited and ready for babies that we're having trouble waiting this out.
Their behavior over the last 2 days now reminds me and probably all of you of the behavior of the last few years when they were ready to lay their eggs.
The temp in Colo. was 15 degrees this am with an inch of snow. No outdoor Easter egg hunts for us however, over 9000 people attended outdoor sunrise services at Red Rocks Amphitheater at 6:00am and braved the cold!
It was great to have all the overnight blogs!
To the person who mentioned the Virginia Eagles.....Can you give us the name of the site where you watch them? Thanks!
I hope mom lays her eggs soon....I'm getting nothing done at my own home as I'm spending so much time watching our beautiful, magestic pair. Have a wonderful Easter.
Pam, in Colo.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:50 PST Easter morning
Kind of windy. blue skies, white water caps on ocean. zoomed in camera, no eagles

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:40 PM EST

No eagles in sight... been watching for about 30 mins.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought I saw the feamle on the nest last nite. It's exciting. The eagle nest in virginia has had its problems but they are again sitting on the nest so I check back and forth on both sites.
http://www.wvec.com/cams/eagle.html is the web site for those who asked for it. I keep both these sites on my screen for easy access.Happy Easter to all.
Lori

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Carole said...

March 23 - 2:20 EST

I've checked a couple of times today but have not seen anybody at the nest. It's good to see the sun shining at the nest site - maybe something will happen later

Here's the link to the West VA cam.http://www.wvec.com/cams/eagle.html That pair is on their third try this season.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MzRaspberry in Arizona

Hearing thunder at 11:28am(pst) no sign of Jack or Diane in the nest. Heard a crow cawing.

There are eaglets in other nests on cams, but for some reason I am not drawn to watching them. My eagle family is here with this nest.

In 2006, I laughed I cried, I held my breath and so many nights were spent worried because Little had disappeared from camera range. I said never again would I put myself on such a roller coaster ride... but was back in 2007 and cried again.

I have been privileged to watch Mourning Doves on my patio raise two sweet babiesd... and she now has another clutch but in a different spot on the patio.

Mother Nature can be so good and so cruel. I am hoping that this year she smiles on our wonderful pair of eagles who are such wonderful parents.

Welcome to all the students and new watchers who have joined this pair of eagles. Warning! They will become addictive.

I recall that they were going to band ther next clutch from this nest in 2007. However there was tragedy with those eggs. Just read a question about it, does that plan still hold?

2:32 PM  
Blogger Maine Native said...

3:25pm et 3/23 eagle on the Y branch.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Pinestate said...

Lone Eagle at the nest .. on the branch near the water.... 3.51pm

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of them is sitting on the outside branch (15:56). First time I have seen either one in weeks, so just happy I finally got a chance to see one of them.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/23 @ 16:04

15:19 - Found an eagle on main Y.

15:54 - Vocalization and neck-stretching look around.

16:01 - Off

No attention to the nest bowl.

JAM in IL

4:05 PM  
Blogger Pinestate said...

4.48 Nobody Home

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/23 6:25
I've checked in several times today and have not seen Mom or Dad...perhaps they went out of town for Easter dinner. I have noticed a rather large branch in the nest. Hope Dad can maneuver it out !!
NJL 306

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:35pm Eastern March 23

Dad home for a visit. Calls loudly and settles on Y branch to wait... for Mom? Thanks for all the updates. Lisa in Maine

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/23 @ 18:47

18:42 - Found an eagle standing in the nest bowl.

18:46 - Missed the move but it is now on the main Y facing the water and looking around. Often checking to the left.


Hate to leave, but I must. Trust someone else will have a complete blog on this visit.

JAM in IL

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just where did that large branch come from that is on the nest...did someone see the eagle bring it in? I was wondering if it might have fallen from above off the tree...If it did, that would have been enough to scare our mama eagle off the nest this morning, therefore, hindering her sitting on the nest. What time did it appear?

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As of 6:55 pm both Mom and Dad are in the nest. Dad was perched on the Y branch,his favorite spot,while Mom returned to the nest shortly thereafter. When he joined her in the nest,they were both poking around a little. Now Dad is back on the Y branch,apparently on guard while Mom is in the nest looking ahead towards the camera.

6:57 PM  
Blogger judyt said...

One eagle on a branch above the nest when I came on at 6:50. The other eagle arrived around 7:00 EST

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little after 6:30 pm eagle (?male) landed and lots of vocalization. Finally ?mom arrived and settled down in the nest bowl. ?dad went to the Y branch and all is well.

7:03 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

7:00pm Eagles both are at the nest tonight. which is a good thing.

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:00pm, both at at the nest: Diane in the bowl, Jack on the branch!

7:06 PM  
Blogger judyt said...

One eagle is on the nest at 7:13 EST.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

Easter
6:40 PM, dad comes home and calls for mom. Hope she's around.
6:42 on the Y branch, watching and calling...doing something to his beak on the Y branch, but back to camera so I don't know what's going on. A little shake of feathers...looks like he's waiting.
6:46...sees something and is looking around, but not too concerned..continues to look off to the left, I don't hear anything.
6:54...he calls, but not much of anything else, no response...ah here's mom. They do a little sprucing up.
6:56...now mom in bowl and dad on the Y.
7:03...mom and dad just quietly watching the day end...maybe this will be another night she stays home to "practice".
6:08...dad bids mom goodbye with a short squawk and flies off to the right
Gulls call off in the distance
Infra-red just kicked on and it looks like mom is snuggled in for the night!
6:15...Time to say goodnight, mom...hope your sleep is safe and uninterrupted. Maybe tomorrow will be the big day...thanks for letting us enjoy your beauty and peek in on the wonder that is your life!

7:13 PM  
Blogger jcover said...

Sunday , 3/23,7:00 or so, checked in to see both eagles, one in nest bowl, one on Y branch. Y branch flew off. some calling from mrs. in nest bowl.

7:13 PM  
Blogger dukeyboy said...

3/23 7:17 pm edt

Eagle in nest bowl - settled in for night?

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone on nest. Why does she/he spend the night on the nest without any eggs? My 80 7th grade students checking the nest daily. They were excited to see action on Friday.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:25 pm Eastern Time. It's dark and there is an eagle in the nest! Looks settled down for the night! Yippeeee! I know I've thought on earlier occasions that there was an eagle in the nest at night, but was mistaken because I was taken in by the optical illusions of the trees and shadows. But there is no mistaking this huge white feathered head!

Frances

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been almost a half hour since I saw the eagles and Mom is still in the nest. Dad flew off awhile ago,probably hunting or checking things out,but Mom is still there.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easter night, 7:31 p.m. DST: eagle on the nest

7:30 PM  
Blogger Liz K said...

3/23 @7:30pm

Eagle sitting in the nest! Think this is the second evening in a row. Sure is promising ...

- Liz (W, DC)

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easter Sunday, 7:50pm EDT

Heyyyyyyy --

I see Mom's in the nest again tonight, all bedded down!! Let's hear it for Mom!!!! :) :) :)

7:51 PM  
Blogger Naturewoman said...

Looks like Mom and spending the night on her nest again!
3-23-08 7:52pm

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Diane said...

Mom is settled into nest. This could be it..... No egg yet but hopeful. It is 8:30 PM and she has been there since around 6:30 PM. Dad was there earlier but flew off just before dusk.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/23 2040 Maine Time

Checked in to find Mom on the nest .....hadn't been tuned in since 1530...I'm curious to know what transpired between then and now...I'm sure there will be updates in the am...... at least the wind seems minimal....
Sleep tight, all......

8:46 PM  
Blogger Maine Native said...

9:35pm ET 3/23 and there's an eagle in the nest bowl. I;m in Arizona so I'll check in before I go to bed tonight to let you know if I see her there:^) Happy Easter

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone's in the nest, 10PM. Also saw both of them at the nest this afternoon, maybe around 4:00.

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Carole said...

March 23 - 10:17 PM EST
Michigan

I just signed on and Mom is on the nest. She just raised her head and I saw her clearly. I didn't see a sign of anybody all day but she's definately there now.

There's an eagle on the Virginia nest also.

10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:40 EST

Well SOMEONE is on the nest again tonight at this time. I am hoping that this is a good sign!

10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/23 10:45 PM Eastern

Looks like both Mom and Dad are there.

10:44 PM  
Anonymous Judym said...

3/23 10:05pm CDT
I'm almost sure I see both Mom and Dad sleeping in nest. Hard to tell on nite cam but I see 2 white spots that look like heads -- one on left side and one on right side of nest.

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/23 11:15 As far as I can see, mama is in the nest. can"t wait to see tomorrow!! Debbie (Maine)

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/23 @ 23:12

23:09 - Signed on and found an eagle nesting ... maybe?

Then it lifted it's head!
Definitely an eagle nesting again tonight.

Is all-night practicing common? Seems as though an all night nesting indicated incubation in previous years. Time will tell ....

23:17 - Up and moved a little and is now looking around and settling back down. Head back under wing.

JAM in IL

11:21 PM  
Blogger LinskiZ said...

Eagle on the nest this evening. It's 8:30pm PST here in Corvallis, OR so that means it's 11:30pm in Maine. Hoping for eggs to be laid very soon. I also pray that their April weather does not bring any ferocious storms like last year.
Thanks again to Wing and the other devoted staff for making this incredible web site possible.
Linda Z.

11:34 PM  
Blogger cactuswren said...

Sunday March 23 8:30 pm MST (Arizona doesn't believe in Daylight Savings Time :) Eagle definitely in the nest. First time I've seen one at night!

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:51 PM
Eagle is still on the nest. Got up once to move around and then sat down in pretty much the same position. It doesn’t seem it can be setting on an egg since the nest was vacant for a long time before it came. It does seem clear the other eagle was calling for it to come and that one hasn’t been seen since.

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagle has been in the nest for about 3 hours. I think the other one is at the base of the y branch. Looks like she is nestled in for the night again!

12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 10pm in Idaho, and someone is on the nest. I wasn't sure because it's really hard to tell in the dark, but she? just stood up, turned around, went to the bathroom, and sat back down. Hope they make it!!!!!!

12:09 AM  
Blogger GG said...

3-24-2008 12:16AM

I only got the afternoon and evening videos - Dad alone and then both Mom and Dad in the evening. Mom is spending the night (so far) again in the nest bowl.

Looking GOOD!

Maine Eagle Alone 3:10PM

Maine Eagles Dad - then Mom joins him

12:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9pm here in California, midnight at Jack & Dianes, and we definitely have an eagle settled in the nest!! Maybe an Easter egg after all??!!!
Pam in CA.

12:31 AM  
Anonymous Carole said...

March 24 - 12:50 AM
Michigan

She's still on the nest. I definately see that beautiful white head looking around. It's a little windy but at least it's not snowing or raining. Hopefully, we'll know more when the sun comes up.

12:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24, 1AM -- Looks like Diane is on the nest!

1:08 AM  
Blogger Maine Native said...

1:17 am ET 3/24 Still in Arizona and eagle still hasn't left the nest...same position she was in when I checked in earlier. Looked like something above her head caused her to spook a bit and it looked like she almost ducked down from something. But whatever it was didn't prompt her to change position at all. Maybe after my babies go to sleep I can watch her for a while to see if she does any egg turning or laying.

1:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is 11:34PM MST/ 1:34am EST, and Mom is sleeping in the nest!

1:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:30pm here in Ca., eagle still sleeping in nest!!!!! Fingers are crossed, and I'm off to bed!!!
Pam in Ca.

2:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24 2:40am
I've been gone all afternoon and evening and I'm checking the nest to see if mom is there and I'm just not sure. I see what I believe may be the white of her head tucked dowm low but coming up over the rim of the nest but no movement and I just don't know. Looked for other blogs and didn't see any since 6:30 last night. She may be spending the night in the nest again tonight.....Did anyone else see her?
Pam in Colo.

2:43 AM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

3/24, 3AM -- Diane is still on the nest. Did we have an Easter Egg?

3:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mar. 24th @ 3:15 am

Both mom and dad on nest last evening, Mom has decided to spend another night on the nest. She is there now as I check in on the site. She seems to be sleeping peacefully...guess it is time that I do the same....LOL

Temp will remain in the mid teens for the night with 5-10 mph winds. Monday will bring temps to about where they were Sunday....in the mid 30's...The same weather we have experienced yesterday and last night applies through into Tuesday night, then it becomes more cloudy with maybe a bit of that white stuff....Let's hope it warms up and the precipitation will be a light rain, if anything...

Keep the faith.

3:23 AM  
Blogger Maine Native said...

4:14 ET 3/24 No one home:^( They are starting to spend more time on the nest at night though:^) Fingers crossed for a most excellent week!!

4:15 AM  
Blogger Tonya said...

3:58 AM EDT 3-24-08
Thank you Wing for zooming in for us. Have a question for you. Durning the coarse of the night, Mom would get up and take a poop,off the side towards the water. Right after, we would hear a water splash noise. Is there any way this could be her poop hitting the water? This happened 2 times that I am aware of. I know this is not your normal type of ?, but thought it was interesting. Just wondering if it was in fact hitting water or it just a cowincidence.
4:12 AM Mom just got up and took a poop again. Same noise. She is still there. Yes !!!!!

4:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monday 5:30 am Momma sitting in nest looking around.

5:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24/08, 5:30 a.m. - Eagle on the nest.

pam

5:36 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

3/24/08 5:00a.m.

Still dark outside but there is an Eagle on the nest in the nestbowl.

5:39 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

5:55 AM 3/24
Mom still home! Longest I have seen her stay...has been here sine last evening...wonderful sight this fine Monday morning.

5:54 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

Dad just flew in...5:58 AM
Mom flies to the Y, gives her wings a good stretch and flaps them several times, now calling out. Dad is poking around in the bowl, snuggles down while mom preens...is this a "quick" nest exchange?
Have to get myself in gear for my day...hope for the BEST of news later on.

5:58 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

3/24/08 5:58a.m. eastern

Both eagles there. Mom out on the limb and Dad sitting in nestbowl.

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

March 24th 5:58 am
Just seen the eagles exchange nesting eggs. Mom went to the Y branch and Dad settled down on the nest

5:59 AM  
Blogger thundersong said...

Good morning Wing,

I work at the weather office in Caribou, and worked overnight last night. We had your eagle's nest cam up all night and I can confirm our lady eagle stayed on the nest all night long last night.

6:14 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

Couldn't stay away...now 6:19 AM on Monday...
Good grief...mom and dad have a surprise "private" moment together and then both tumble off the Y branch...heard branches, ravens, a lone eagle calling...no sight of either right now, but one is still calling off camera.
Too darned early for those "gymnastics"!

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:15 AM EDT; 3/24
Mating on the "Y" branch and they fell (yikes!!) off the branch, backwards towards the left!
Heard branches being hit and then heard crows/raven.
Heard an eagle call - but they are not back on the nest yet at 6:21 AM.

6:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

March 24th 6:21 am
Eagles mating at nest, Was on the Y branch and both fell off while mating. Watched for a few more mintues, but never came back

6:23 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

At 6:17 a.m. March 24 the eagles were mating when they back together off the branch and you could hear them hit the branches.
Afterwards at least one eagle could be heard. I hope they are okay.
Video in WMP
Video at Putfile

6:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24 0618 EST

I've just witnessed the most horrifying site....All was serene, then they got quite agitated, Raucous Raven began to honk...both screeching at him toward the right.....then copulation occured up on the Y branch...after a few seconds of him trying to keep his balance, they both went tumbling backward and then there were 2 awful crashes down below......I hear eagle crying frantically, but nowhere to be seen.......
What a shocking thing to have happen.....and to see..
0622 It's been quiet for a few minutes.....
I'd been watching for over an hour and would have bet the bank that there had been an egg laid....I can hardly bring myself to look at the empty nest.....I know Mom must be injured as Dad was so close behind her, she couldn't get her wings open to save hereself.....
0628 I just saw a fly by and there's lots of chatter nearby.....now quiet.....
Say a prayer, folks......
Steady, quiet eagle chatter somewhere....this is just awful.

6:34 AM  
Anonymous Ellen Casey said...

6:30 am 3/24

When I logged on this morning, one of the eagles was still sitting in the nest. Next time I looked, the two eagles were there. Next time I looked, they were mating and fell off the nest site. After that I heard robins,crows,ravens and the eagles. Then, unfortunately, I had to go to work.
imlnkc

6:34 AM  
Blogger GG said...

3-24-2008 6:47AM

The eagles tumbled out of the tree while mating this morning.

We believe they're okay - could hear both voices later.

Video is 4:47 minutes - it happens near the end.

Maine Eagles tumble out of tree

6:47 AM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/24 0703 EST

Wing, I am worried sick that one or both are lying on/near the ground - defenselessly .....
I don't see or hear anything since I wrote in a few minutes ago...

7:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we have a woodpecker pecking at the camera!

7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24 7:30 Eastern Time

No eagles on the nest or in ear shot - only crows and I can hear what sounds like a woodpecker very near the camera!

A second heartbreak at the Virginia Nest but maybe the third time will be the charm. Keeping my fingers crossed for this nest. I keep telling myself I don't want to watch anymore because I am afraid of what might happen. But I would not want to miss a blessed event either. So, here I am anxiously awaiting like the rest of you! Hope we see an egg soon!

Gay in Highland Lakes, NJ

7:31 AM  
Anonymous Diane said...

Good Morning;

Mom was in the nest still at 6:00AM after spending the night. Dad arrived right around 6:00AM but missed the actual arrival. Appears to be no egg as both were on the branch having a little morning delight when both went tumbling backwards off the branch and have not been seen since. We have however a woodpecker somewhere near the mike. 7:30 AM. Have a great day.

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A sunny good morning to you here in the great State of Maine. It is 8:30 am...

Been reading the blogs and must say I have some concerns for our eagles. If they were locked together, I suppose they really could hurt themselves and not be able to protect themselves from the branches....then, of course, if they were flapping their wings on the way down, which would seem to be a natural thing, even more damage could be done.

It is so-o-o quiet on the waterfront....almost an eerie feeling. The pine needles hardly move, just enough to let me know that I am receiving the picture live...Oh, I hope to see an appearance at the nest soon and know that our eagles are okay....I cannot even hear the sound of any birds since I clocked in.

Waiting with great apprehension but keeping the faith....

Oh my....as I was previewing this note, I hear the eagles, I believe both of them.....now that would be an answer to a prayer...I will be watching a lot today.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24 8:35 Eastern

I heard Dad call from nearby. No return from Mom yet. Crows and other wildlife active as it is a beautiful albeit chilly Maine morning. Temps expected to be moderate this week...40s!!!

Question for Wing or others... do you know how the other Maine eagle couples are faring this long winter? Aroostook county is still under several feet of snow and I was curious how this impacts their ability to feed/nest/brood.

Be well. Lisa in Maine

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those of you that are keeping up with the eagles at the Botannical Gardens in Virginia....

What do you think? I am betting that this is not her third clutch, that the egg she must be laying on is the third egg of her second clutch! It happened so soon after the attack she received in the middle of the night after laying her second egg or trying to lay the second egg. After that horrible event, she was evidently mourning the next day, ate her egg or eggs that afternoon but appeared the next day with her mate and immediately started moving sticks around as if she was in a hurry. She then plopped into the nest and has been there since. I will be surprised if she has more than one egg in the nest that she incubates. Time will tell. I have been wrong many times with our valiant birds. There are many lessons to be learned.

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Carole said...

March 24 - 8:50 AM - Michigan

The nest is still empty. There's not a sound except the wind blowing gently.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Spiky Sandy said...

3/24/08 8:51AM Eagle in the nest.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Spiky Sandy said...

3/24/08 8:56 I see one eagle on the Y branch and could hear the chatter of the other one! Looks like they're both ok from the fall today. Thanks so much for the video showing that!!

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Carole said...

March 24 - 8:52 AM in Michigan

I just heard Eagle calls off camera - Eagle on the nest - can't tell for sure but I think it's Mom. She poked around in the bowl for a while and she moved to the Y branch, sat for a while and flew away at 8:59. I hear more calls off camera.

9:01 AM  
Blogger GG said...

3-24-2008 9:25am

Dad is unhurt - he flew into the nest at 8:51AM - you could also hear Mom in a nearby tree quite close.

Maine Eagle Dad flies into nest unhurt

9:24 AM  
Blogger jcover said...

9:57 Monday 3/24, I heard both eagles, off camera.

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24 10:00am Eastern time

I'm pretty sure I just heard 'both' of them talking down to the right.

Sue in MD

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/24/08 8:30 am mst

Oh my goodness!!! Is there anyone who can physically go check out the scene and try to determine if they are ok? That was quite a tumble. Scary and sad. I have been watching these two since late last winter and they are a great interest to me. I hope they are ok. What a bummer. Hopefully all that hard work did not go to waste for them. Thanks to everyone for all the video and updates!
I hope we are able to continue to monitor this fabulous pair.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/24 @ 11:01

10:56 - Found an eagle standing in the nest. Which??

10:58 - Flew off.

JAM in IL

11:02 AM  
Blogger SoCal CBCat said...

03.24.08 11:08am local

Eagle standing on the nest at 8:01 and flew off one minute later. Take off was smooth and normal. Don't know which one, but at least one is okay.

Eagle sounds from one.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24 11:15am Eastern time

Dad was checking the nest out from 10:50-11:00. Looking around and poking at the nest bowl. He looks fine.

Sue in MD

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw mom on the nest bowl at about 9:00 and heard dad in the background. They seem to be ok but did not see dad.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3-24-08

At 10:50 after watching the video of the eagles tumbling out of the nest, I clicked on and one of the eagles was rearranging nesting material in the nest.

Just so you would know that at least one of them is ok.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24/08 Just to reassure folks, I did see one of the eagles land on the nest around 10:45 this morning. It only stayed about 5 minutes before taking flight again, though.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/24 @ 12:12

Another quick visit:

12:00 - Eagle lands in the bowl and is busy moving sticks. Mr???

12:02 - Flies off ... up towards right.

JAM in IL

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24 12noon Eastern time

Quick visit from Dad, He moved a few big branches to the rim and took off.

Sue in MD

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24 12:40pm ET
Wind has picked up and no birds on nest. after reading other blogs, I'm sure I was seeing at least one eagle in nest at 2:30am this morning.
Well, we certainly are having our emotional ups and downs with these two! What a scare this morning with there tumble. Maybe someone needs to let dad know that mating would best be done in the nest!!
Once again, many, many thanks to gg and Judy for the Videos! I could hear both the Eagles at the end of the video and was hoping they were ok! Thanks to reports and videos, we now know they seem fine. I'm very anxious for mom to lay her eggs.
This drama is ALL consuming!
Praying for eggs.
Pam in Colo

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/24 1423 EST

I'm at work and cannot check in often....I want to thank all of you for keeping tabs on 'the situation' while I cannot......
Must admit, I am worried and have these eagles on my mind while I should be concentrating on my work.. As someone said, this is all consuming....
I won't rest easy until they are both seen on the nest.....and are identified...
Hoping Wing checks in and gives us his thoughts on this......I'll check in as often as I can....
Thanks again, fellow bloggers.....

KEEP THE FAITH....

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:36 EST/24 March
Both busy adjusting nest.

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24....2:36 pm eastern Both eagles land together on nest!!! Thank god they are ok! Moms feathers looked a little roughed up but maybe from the tumble earlier. Other then that they seem to be just fine.....working on the nest! Wendy in Maine :)

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Landbaron said...

3/24 Everyone's okay - and we know who rules this nest. At 2:20 papa flies in and stands in nest calling, she answers. After 15 minutes he leaves and then returns a few minutes later with food. She noisely follows him into the nest, bulldozes him away from the food, covers the food and warns him off. Papa eagle quietly turns away and starts moving sticks around the nest. She moves the food to keep it from him as he moves and eats. He tries once to get a little, but she doesn't seem to want to share. Finally things settle with both in the nest. She calls often as though coaxing him to go get more. He sits and just watches her eat.

Both seem fit and no less the wear for their tumble during whoopie that took place a while ago.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Liz K said...

3/24 at 2:17pm

What a cliffhanger that was early this morning!! I can't tell you how relieved I am to read that one of our eagles visited the nest after the tumble.

2:20 pm Dad just arrived at the nest. I can tell by his raspy voice. Just checking things out. Now he's arranging sticks in the nest bowl. Think I hear Mom off camera.

2:35pm Dad just took off. Hear vocalizations in the background.

2:37pm Oh my, BOTH EAGLES just landed at the nest! Hurray!! Dad rearranging a stick and now Mom is eating. Dad wants a bite but goes back to stick duty.

2:41pm Seems to be some disturbance around as both birds are on alert. Mom is vocalizing of course.

2:45pm Mom goes back to eating, while Dad just looks around. Mom still calling out a little.

Whew. Now I can get back to my day job!

--Liz (W,DC)

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24 2:35 - 2:45

Both are in the nest. Mom's right wing doesn't look to great. Can't see her left wing.
She is eating but I'm concerned with how ruffled up she looks.
Dad is just hanging out.
Well at least they are both ok.
Thanks everyone for all your updates!
Evelyn - Cape Cod

2:48 PM  
Blogger SHARON ANN said...

I am so happy to be watching both eagles in the nest. Looks like they are cleaning up the bowl for guest. Both look very healthy and in perfect shape.The wind looks to be a bit strong but we have certainly seen it worse.One is eating while the other is standing guard. Every thing is going to be fine. Now we all can breathe a sigh of relief. Things are sure looking up .

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24, 2:50 EDT

One's in the nest eating lunch, and the other's on the bottom of the Y branch.

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:40 pm. Both eagles on the nest having lunch. They look ok. Hopefully, all that was hurt as a result of this morning's mishap was their dignity! I have often observed my parakeets tumble off the perch whilst mating (because they're clumsy when they're excited!) and they don't get hurt; they just fluff their feathers and preen until they regain their equilibrium. And they like to make whoopie in unlikely places - such as the ceiling fan (which is not switched on, of course)! I realize the eagles are much bigger and heavier and have further to fall, but they probably know how to regain their balance before they hit the ground. I think its "a bird thing!" It has probably happened to them before, but no one saw it.
Frances

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:50 EDT -- just tuned in and see both eagles having a late lunch/mid-afternoon snack in the nest bowl. glad no one was hurt in that fall from the y-branch.

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24 2:54 EST
Just tuned in and both in nest. Mom laying in bowl and Dad on Y branch. Very peaceful scene. Certainly glad to see both of them after that nasty tumble they took this morning.

cathy h in mass

2:56 PM  
Blogger Maine Native said...

2:55 ET 3/24 Mom done with meal, settles into the nest bowl after a couple of wiggles, dad continues to stand guard over her from his perch on the Y branch. Glad to see the increased activity on the nest. All promising signs.

On a side note, my heart goes out to the Virginia eagles who just refuse to give up this year. May their third egg bring them a fuzzy little eagle to raise.

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're both back!! One of them flew back to the nest at 2:20 EST and stayed 20 minutes then flew off. About 10 minutes later, they both flew in!! Mom, who is twice as big as dad, finished a big meal and is now sitting in the nest bowl while dad suns himself and stands watch on the branch! What a beautiful sight!!! Woo-hoo!!

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:40 PM ET. 3/24

Both eagles on the nest. I think it's our two, but not certain. Mom is looking like she needs a trip to the beauty parlor. Some serious feather disarray,both on her back and breast. Mayby from their tumble out of the nest this morning?

Anyway, she's eating fine and walking around the nest ok. Dad is doing his "stick thing" and trying to look busy.

Bill in CT

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

March 24 - An eagle visited from 2:19 p.m. to 2:33 p.m.
Video in WMP
Video at Putfile

The first five minutes of when they landed at 2:34 p.m. She ate some food and is now sitting in the nest bowl and he is on the branch.
Video in WMP
Video at Putfile

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

March 24 3:00 PM. Both birds OK! One in the nest and one on the Y branch.

3:02 PM  
Blogger jcover said...

3:05 tuned in to see both eagles in nest! rearranging sticks with some talking. they seem fine.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:07 p.m. EST Dad flew off and returned 3 minutes later with new sticks! Mom had to get up so he could place the new furniture for her. He flew off, was gone 2 minutes and returned again with more new sticks! He's making her as comfortable as possible!

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Landbaron said...

3/24 - What a Man!! I believe they are very serious about geting their family going. He is flying in and out bringing sticks up and sometimes food. She steps out of the way each time he arrives with sticks (sometimes several at a time) and lets him build. She does take the feathers from the meals he is bringing and lines the nest.

3:14 PM  
Blogger jcover said...

3:12 Mon. He (?) flew off, then came back to rearrange sticks. He's very fussy. He, being the smaller one? She's on the y. I guess they are pretty tough birds.
Good to see them both.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 3:15 PM both eagles are at the nest; one sits and watches, the other moves twigs and branches for a few minutes and has just now flown off.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3;15p March 24

It has been quite a story this past 15 minutes. She flew off and came back with a small branch, which she rearranged at least 5 times until she had it right. At one point she hit him with the stick and he went out on the branch. Animal World Home and Garden TV...
Are we sure this is the same pair as the last 2 years?
Lucy in Wells, ME

3:19 PM  
Blogger SoCal CBCat said...

03.24.08

3:04pm So great to see all this activity from Mom and Dad. Both at the nest. Mom has been 'incubating'; Dad either on the Y or moving Mom away so that he can work on the nest, especially the bowl. He brought in materials. He's the usual busy guy. Mom is the overseer. She's really talkative; Dad is quiet. This is some serious stuff going on. Hooray!

3:27 Mom just left after looking around a lot. Dad already left.Lots of chatter.

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24 3:30 ET
I've been watching the Eagles for about 20 min. When I tuned in, Mom was in the nest poking around and calling to dad. Dad flew in and took right over moving that one large branch around until he got it just so....he was being a bit clumsy and poking mom with the branch and she finally got out of the nest and onto the Y branch where she has been ever since. I swear, she can really give him some looks! Dad flies off to the right. Dad looks like he always has to me but mom looks ruffled and feathers don't seem to be laying the way they usually do. Her left wing doesn't lay flat against her body. However, she seems to be flying alright so I guess everything is OK.
She just turned around on the branch and I can see her right side now and it is laying flat against her body as usual. Maybe it's the direction of the wind or something!
It's great to see them both at the nest and OK.
Oops....mom just flew off and I can hear her calling. Dad answers. They are very close by. Actually it's dad calling now with his hoarse voice and I don't hear mom.
It looks like a beautiful spring day in Maine. I've never been to Maine and must visit. It looks so serene and you all talk of so much wonderful wildlife! We are so fortunate to be able to watch this Eagle family with their daily life and having and raising their families! Thanks so much for all your dedication Wing (BRI). We appreciate all you do. Even posting for us on Easter Sunday. Your commitment to what you do is obvious.
So, eggs in the next 4 days. Remember the power of positive thinking...there are lots of us. Let's help these two out and concentrate on eggs (3)!!
Have a good rest of this beautiful day.
Pam, Colo

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happened to start watching at 2:45PM. Mom and Dad on the nest. If I have Mom and Dad figured out, Mom was eating, and Dad was preening on the Y branch. Mom is bigger, and Dad has a broader white tail tip. Am I correct? Mom settled on the nest after eating. Dad looked around and flew off at 3:07PM. Mom chirped, and he came back and fixed the nest. Mom seemed perturbed to have to move off the nest. Dad flew off again. Mom chirped, and he came back to fix the nest again. I couldn't tell if each time he had brought a twig or if he was just readjusting the nest. Mom moved to the Y branch at 3:13PM. Dad left at 3:17PM, and Mom left at 3:26PM. I enjoyed watching them! Thanks!

3:45 PM  
Blogger GG said...

3-24-2008 16:36pm

Mom waited in the nest, then left. Dad comes in soon after and has some prey and Mom is directly behind him for the entire meal - without sharing.

Dad decides it's time to work fast and get plenty of sticks - it must be getting close to eggs to be laid.


Maine Eagle Mom in nest after fall

Maine Eagle Mom and Dad OK - her chest looks scraped

4:36 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

4:43PM 3/24
Checking in...hear mom. A beautiful day up there. Thanks for the posts saying all is well. Man, watching that fall this morning made me worry all day.
Hope mom spends the night as she has the past two. Activity is getting everyone all worked up...keep the positive energy flowing!
Sounds like a Pileated Woodpecker somewhere close by? Some kind of woodpecker that's for sure.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Carole said...

March 24 4:47 in Michigan

I hear Eagle calls - they're getting louder. We have one on the nest - I think it's Mom. She's calling loudly - here comes Dad - they seem to be having a little disagreement - lots of wing flapping. They've settled down now but there are still 'talking'. Dad went to the Y branch - Mom is on the rim of the nest. I see what the disagreement was about - Mom has dinner in her talons. He must have brought it to her and couldn't wait for him to drop it. She's eating and he's watching her from the branch. It sure seem like she's the boss! Dad just flew away - Mom looked up from dinner for a minute and then started eating again.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

4:50 3/24
Boy, mom is getting witchy! Both in the bowl with supper,don't know who arrived first or who brought it in, but mom gives dad a very severe warning...it's all hers for the time being! Lot's of wing flapping ...plenty of noise...mom wins out and dad heads for the Y...good thing there's a place for him to get out of her way. BAM! He's outta there, but mom goes right on chowing!She sure looks ruffled...

4:56 PM  
Blogger Liz K said...

3/24 @4:51pm

Must be our lucky day - see both Mom and Dad together. Both eagles just landed at the nest. Lots of wing flapping after the second one arrived. Maybe there's food? Yep, Mom is eating while Dad's on the Y branch.

Maybe this increased activity at the nest is a harbinger of egg laying. I sure hope so. What a day.

What would we do without our Maine Bald Eagle Fix? Thanks Wing and everyone one at BRI.

Dad just took off 4:55pm. Mom continues eating.

--Liz (W,DC)

4:57 PM  
Blogger D&B said...

3/14/08 4:50pm. eastern

BOTH eagles landed on nest. One eagle (has prey with feathers) is eating its meal and the other eagle flew away to the right.
Beautiful day here in Maine. Warmer weather coming soon.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous kjameselement19 said...

Eagles have both been on and off the nest all day.. Check again at 5PM EST and they were both there. He flew off and she has been sitting on the nest eating something. Looks like maybe fish, not sure.

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:50 p.m. EST: both parents flew in, looked to be fighting. I confirmed this when I realized mom had food in her talon and dad was trying to grab a bite. Mom's eating heavy today and she's not sharing a morsel. Looks to be a small rodent or something. Dad watched her eat for a couple of minutes then flew off.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

March 24 -
Video of first four minutes after Mom arrived at 4:49 p.m. calling loudly and then Dad arrives with food and Mom struggles with Dad for the food.

Video in WMP
Video at Putfile

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, if Mom ate earlier, well I think she's eating again...maybe I've got a wrong id. It sure looks like Mom. Anyway it's 4pm Central time, monday. And it's been frustrating reading everyone's sightings and I keep missing them....so now I have my 'fix' for a while. Suppose she's 'eating for 2'...or more?" We can hope. Have a good day all. Carole inMN

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Carole said...

March 24 5:05 PM EST

Mom is still eating.
I hope they only have one egg - maybe two would be OK. That way there won't be so much competition for food and we won't have a bad ending for one of the chicks. I remember how sad it was about 3 years ago for the smallest chick. It's 5:15 and Mom is still enjoying her dinner. Dad hasn't come back yet. She just finished eating and is on the Y branch looking around. I can't believe I'm seeing this beautiful Eagle so up close and personal when I'm hundreds of miles away. She just flew off and is calling.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/24 @ 17:26

17:01 - Found an eagle in the nest close to left rim. Busy eating. Ms?

17:15 - Finished eating, moved to main Y. Can see some ruffled feathers.

17:17 - Flew off.

17:22 - Eagle flew into bowl and is busy with nest bottom. Mr?

17:26 - Moved to main Y, looking around.

17:29 - Alert looking right; flew off.

Wonder if we will have another night practice?

JAM in IL

5:32 PM  
Blogger GG said...

3-24-2008 5:38PM

Food fight between Mom and Dad over MORE prey brought into the nest.

Mom sure gets greedy, and I doubt Dad brings food into the nest for himself, he knows she attacks! hee hee.

Maine Eagles fight over food

5:38 PM  
Blogger armkar1 said...

3/24/08 2:57pm PST

After all the upset this morning reading the posts and viewing the videos. I feel better that our couple is doing fine.

At 1:50pm PST Mom flies into nest

At 1:51pm PST Dad flies in I think bringing food, then they both start yelling at each other and putting up a fuss I think over who was going to get to eat the food. Mom Won! Dad goes out to the Y and is standing guard.

At 1:54pm PST Dad fies off to the right of camera. Mom is still eating in the nest. Maybe he went to get his own food. :)

1:57pm PST Mom still eating with back to the camera, some looking around to the right of camera. Mom does look a little ruffled but seems fine after the fall this morning. Boy that video gave me the creeps!

2:01 Mom still eating. Dad is still off somewhere no calling going on.

2:12pm PST Mom still eating. No sign of Dad

2:16pm PST Mom out to the Y Branch seems to be done eating.

2:17 Mom flies off to the right of camera. I can hear her chatter for a bit, than no more sounds. Approx. total time for Mom's visit this time was about 27 minutes. Some nesting but not much, mostly eating going on this time.

2:23pm PST Dad flies into the nest and fiddles with the sticks.

2:25 Dad out to the Y branch looking out towards water and around

2:30pm Dad flies off to the left of camera this time.

Haven't heard the eagles anymore just some crow chatter!
I'll check back in later have to get my own nest in some order.

Watching with Lots of Faith,
Karen in WA

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/24 @ 18:54

18:50 - found an eagle standing in bowl and then it flew off.


JAM in IL

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One left, the other is sitting on the nest. These are beautiful birds. I am so appreciative that I can watch this cam.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Maine Native said...

7:13 pm ET 2/14
Mom in nest bowl and dad standing guard over her. He's picking at the side of the nest after deciding there's not quite enough room for the both of them:) Up on Y branch now. This is a few nights in a row that they've been on the nest for at least some of the night. Good signs I would say. I'll be up pretty late with my sick three year old so I'll check in periodically to see if she stays much into the evening.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

7:19 3/24
I thought dad had taken off for the night, but he just came back with more nesting twigs. Pretty dark out there at this point...mom must be nagging him more than usual! Of course, she has to rearrange things just a bit...and off he goes again. Maybe that's it for tonight.
7:24 Mom all tuckered out from a very busy day. Looks like she's got her head snuggled in her feathers...needs the rest I'm sure.
Very quiet, no wind...goodnight, mom. Sleep well.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous maineperfuse said...

7:18 PM
Mom is on the nest. Dad comes with a branch to add to the nest. He stays for a couple of minutes. He flies off and mom settles down in the nest. Neither one show any damage from this morning's tumble.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/24 @ 19:30

19:14 - found both eagles at nest. Assume Ms. Mom nesting and Mr. Mom on the right Y.

19:15 - Mr. off

19:18 - found Mr. back and on rim camera side with Ms. still nesting and fussing with the nest around her. Mr. flew off again.

19:32 - Ms. remains and looks to be settled for the night. I think her head is tucked.

Hopefully her rest is better than the anxious observers! Perhaps Mr. has finally decorated to her liking and she will relax and start her clutch. Always wishful thinking ...

JAM in IL

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24/08 7:42 pm eastern Mom is in nest sleeping!! Wendy :)

7:43 PM  
Blogger armkar1 said...

3/24/08 4:28pm PST
At 3:47pm PST Dad in nest when I checked in sitting up in nest bowl looking around
3:51 Dad flies off to left of camera. Some chatter & calling going on between both of them off camera somewhere close by just can't see them.
4:06 Still lots of calling off camera , still seems close by.

4:07 Both fly in Mom sitting in nest bowl, Dad moving sticks.Then they both do some fixing in the nest bowl.
4:09 Both working together moving big branches around.
4:11 Mom settles down into the nest bowl. Dad off to Y standing guard.
4:12 Dad flies off to the right of camera. Mom still settled in the nest bowl
4:13 Dad is back standing on edge moving sticks. Night cam is on.
4:14 Dad back on Y pulling off needles or at least trying too! :)
Be Careful one fall today was enough! :)
4:155 Dad flies off again to the right. Mom still settled in the nest bowl.
4:17 Dad is back with more twigs for the nest. He stands next to her than takes a seat on the nest, but not much room here! :) He flies off towards the camera. Guess he wasn't too comfortable :) Mom still settled in the nest bowl.
4:22 Looks like Mom is settling in for the night. She looks to have tucked her head under her wing to get some sleep.
Nite Nite Pretty Girl! Rest Well after that fall today you deserve some good rest.

I'll check back later through out the night before I go to bed. She seems to be sleeping peacefully now.
Keeping and Eye
Not getting much else done! :)
Karen in WA.

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just after 8 pm. Definitely an eagle in the nest. She looks very settled for the night. (I'm assuming it's mom, but, of course, I don't know that.)

8:11 PM  
Blogger Grandma Simons said...

It sure looked like Mama *might* have laid an egg before she settled in for the night. Lots of "straining" and "bottom wiggling" -- time will tell!

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:37 p.m. EDT Mom (?) snuggled down on nest. Hope she gets some good rest after an anxious (for us) day.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Spiky Sandy said...

3/24/08 8:37PM
There's an eagle in the nest tonight. This is a great sign!

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mar. 24, 6:28 p.m. Central time. Eagle on the nest.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Pinestate said...

Eagle on the nest 9.00pm

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Carole said...

March 24 - 9:30 PM EST

There is an Eagle sleeping peacefully in the nest. The wind is softly blowing and all is well.

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still get only a still pic from the video camera and it shuts off after 2 minutes of one still pic. Can anyone help me with this? I have the current version of Media Player, etc. At least last year we could see still pics of them in the nest and refresh for different pics every so many minutes. This year I have seen nothing. Guessed at something last night in the nest, maybe a bird head? Couldn't tell because it never moved, only the still pic.

Perhaps some of those who spend a long time online watching can cut it a little shorter so others can see too?

9:43 PM  
Blogger Tonya said...

3-24-08 10 PM EDT
Mom on the nest again....
Wing, Should we be concerned with the fact that Mom has been on the nest 3 nights in a row without eggs. Thanks Tonya

10:05 PM  
Blogger armkar1 said...

Mon 3/24 7:15pm PST

Checked in on Mom and she is still sleeping peacefully.

I checked in before about 5:51pm PST and she woke up and walked to the edge of the nest and did a doody! I only know that because it was very loud and the mic picked it up! :)

That is it for now, I will check back on her before I turn in for the night. All is quite on the home front.
Later,
Karen in WA

10:21 PM  
Blogger armkar1 said...

It's 7:34pm PST
Had cam up and just looked cause i saw something moving. Mom is awake and it is snowing. She sits up and looks around and i guess it didn't bother her enough because she settled herself back down in the nest bowl and tucked herself under her wing.

Makes we wonder if like one other blogger earlier today said she thought there was some egg laying behavior. Maybe she was right. Mom isn't leaving the nest even though it is snowing on her and the wind is gusting pretty good at times.
Boy that snow is really coming down , I can barely see her but she is still there.
Karen in WA

10:40 PM  
Blogger Dawne said...

Looks as though there is still an Eagle on the nest as of 10:39 p.m. and it also looks like snow is flying or maybe rain...stay warm little mama!

10:41 PM  
Anonymous TeeQ said...

Where did that snow storm come from???? heheheh Hopefully it won't be a large amount... Sleep tight Momma Eagle!!!

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/24 2255 EST
Just got home from work......my husband's trying to talk to me.....I make a beeline for the computer!
Thank you, thank you, thank you...what a relief! As soon as the site popped up, there to my immense happiness and relief is our little Mama.......
Now, of course Mom is witchy today....did you think there wasn't gonna be some serious doghouse issues today.....I don't imagine she appreciated his sudden PDA...and she's gonna make him pay for a few days! Damn near killed both of 'em! Men! HEE HEE!
I'm going to bed, at least now I'll be able to have some peace of mind.....
Thanks once again to my fellow eagle lovers for the updates...
Good thing that we all kept the faith!

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/24--11:17-mom is in the nest, we had a brief snow-rain shower, she stood and rearranged herself and is still in there. Wonderful. Good sign.

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 11:15 EST (or is it EDT for daylight savings????). Anyway, I can just barely see what looks like a white head with feathers blowing in the wind. I think she's still on the nest, although it's really hard to see for sure. I would bet on it, though. :)

11:24 PM  
Blogger armkar1 said...

It's now 8:25pm PST
The snow has stopped thank you God! Mom is still in the nest all snuggled down. Looks like there is snow around the nest but with the night cam it isn't real clear. She seems to have herself all balled up. I have been watching for a couple hours now and about an hour ago is when it started snowing, and she had got up and moved around while looking at the snow. She hasn't woke up and moved since then, so I'm thinking that there was not an egg laid earlier. Because I thought I read before in other blogs that they have to turn the egg every hour and she hasn't done that. So the behavior that was seen earlier by another blogger may have just been practice.

Karen in WA

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/25 12:41 AM

I doesn't look as though there is an eagle in the nest. I could see the one clearly last night.

12:42 AM  
Blogger armkar1 said...

3/24/08 9:39pm PST

This is my last post for the night I have to get to bed.
As far as I can tell Mom is still in the nest very balled up not much of her white pretty head showing at all.
The snow seems to have changed to some light rain but hard to tell, at least I can't see any flakes.

Mom seems to be weathering it ok. I will check in the morning when I get up. Most of you will have already seen her before me since I'm 3 hrs. behind you there.

Take Care and Hope your Night went Well.
Lastly to our beautiful Mom, Sleep tight and stay warm.
Karen in WA

12:48 AM  
Blogger GG said...

3-25-2008 1:25AM

Mom and Dad fly into the nest together at 7:07pm and do some nestorations.

Mom spends third night in nest bowl.

Maine Eagles in nest 709PM

1:24 AM  
Blogger Maine Native said...

1:41AM ET 5/25
Momma still on the nest, will post again before I go to bed to let you know if she's still there. Last night she left at some point before I turned in for the night. We'll see tonight.

1:42 AM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Tue - 3/25 - 3AM - Diane is on the nest. This is the second night (that I know of) that she is on the nest during the overnight. I think the egg was laid on Easter. Let's all think Spring with no surprise storms. Good Luck Jack and Diane. We're all sending you our best thoughts. P.S. Does anyone remember how many days until hatching?

2:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/25 3:00am ET
I can see one Eagle on the nest.
Nest occupied 3 nights in a row now! Yeah!!
Pam, Colo

2:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagle on nest 3 AM

3:04 AM  
Blogger Maine Native said...

3:30 AM ET
Eagle still on the nest..heading to my nest for some shut eye:) Will look in again tomorrow morning.

3:30 AM  
Blogger DaverBeth said...

Tuesday Mar 25 4:00 AM
She is on the nest. Good sign.
Dave in Northern Maine

3:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

eagle on nest 510 AM

5:11 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

3/25/08 5:30a.m. eastern

Mom sitting in nestbowl.
5:38a.m. Dad arrives at nest. Both eagles greet each other, Mom settles back down in the nest. Dad stands along edge of nest.
Windy here this morning

5:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:35am 5/25
Dad flew in looked in the nest and Mom moved out and he snuggled down in the nest.I hope there is an egg today. Last nights snow made me nervous.The falcons on the rachael carson building in Harrisburg Pa. had their 2nd egg yesterday. I found out they leave their eggs for hours at a time and it dosent bother the egg. They actually dont incubate until all 4 or 5 eggs are in the nest. The falcon lays 1 egg every 2 or so days. Mother Nature is amazing! Good Luck Mom and Dad eagle! Deb in Pa

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/25/08 5:51 am eastern Both eagles at the nest, one laying in nest bowl and other right beside (her) I'm guessing it's mom in bowl. Wendy in Maine

5:53 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

5:45AM 3/25
dad and mom are both home...a bit of a wind, but I can see them clearly. As the activity rises at the nest site I can't wait to get up here first thing while waiting for my morning coffee...coffee's ready...a few morning calls from one of our eagles, but I have to head back down to eat breakfast. Hope they keep their shenanigans safer this morning , if there are any.

5:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/25, 6:10am EDT

I tuned in about 5 minutes ago & found both eagles at the nest, Mom picking around in the bowl & Dad on the edge. Dad flew off a minute later and Mom settled in. A couple minutes after that, she then took off.

6:12 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

3/25/08 6:00a.m. eastern

Dad left the nest and flew away...
6:05a.m....Dad returns with a big stick to add to nest.
Mom takes a break and flys off to the left. Dad still on the nest.
Dad leaves the nest at 6:09a.m.
Nest is empty.

6:14 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

6:20 AM 3/25

One more check before I start to get ready to head out...no one in the nest at this time, but I can hear dad...also, the 15 second update isn't working this morning...or at least, is way longer than 15 seconds...off I go, but will get the classroom computers fired up the second I get to school...oh my, this is getting exciting...thanks, Wing, for everything!

6:22 AM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/25 0508 EST
She's still thereeeeeee.....hunkered down in the wind....
0538 Dad flew in......I think I just saw a nest exchange....I think......Is that egg rolling? Too dark for me to figure out exactly what they are doing...
looks and sounds cold.....brrrrrr.....
0625 Empty nest....
Keep the faith......

6:26 AM  
Blogger thundersong said...

Our lady eagle once again spent all night on the nest, then at dawn she left, perhaps in search of some goodies from the sea.

6:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:07 Tuesday am
Mom or Dad moving some good sized sticks around the nest....

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagle left the nest 7:12 am.

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagle left the nest 7:12 a.m.

7:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning...it is March 25th..this month is going by so fast.

7:30 am........I do not see the Mrs. in the nest this morning, maybe because the night cam is still on. I know she spent most, if not all, of the night there.

They woke up to sunny skies this morning and will ejoy temps up to around 40 degrees today. A good day to work more around the nest. It will cloud in tonight with a 50% chance of light snow after midnight. Tomorrow there is a good chance of light snow or rain in the morning and maybe some snow or rain showers in the afternoon. The temp should get into the 40's so my bet is on light rain, if anything. Mild winds throughout.

Looks as if the eagles are real serious in giving us a family to observe this season. If this delightful event occurs, the young will not hatch until the first part of May and good weather would be upon us. Looking good!!

Keep the faith....

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

March 25 early a.m. Dad Pole Vaulting :-)
Video

This video starts around 5:28 a.m. right before Dad lands. If you click original window at putfile, I think it is a little clearer. Place your mouse over the red button two over on the left side and you can change the size that way.
Video

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wing, I like the new view.

Thank you for all you do.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/25/08 10:06 am eastern No eagles at nest right now........JUDY, that video is funny, I think we should sign Dad up for Olympics ;) lol Wendy in Maine

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/25 10:30am Eastern time

I was on from 9:15 to 10:30, Nobody home.

Thanks for the videos, I was on the edge of my seat all day Monday!

Sue in MD

10:34 AM  
Blogger cindync57 said...

Thank you so much for the chance to witness the event taking place at the nest. This morning around 7 one of the eagles spent sometime rearanging the furniture in the nest could it be we will have some eggs soon I am concerned about the nest getting too hot because most of the shade has been trimmed away. it would great if a cammera could be mounted on top of the nest too. Cindy from NC

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/25 11:05 am ET
No Eagles in nest.
That's a great video Judy. Dad is doing some serious nest building. They must be very strong to carry a limb that size in their mouth. He had it by one end rather than in the center for balance. Between yesterday morning's antics and this mornings pole vaulting.....he's becoming quite the gymnast!
Pam, Colo.

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/25 1218 EST

Sneakin' a peek......nest empty..have a great day, fellow bloggers, enjoy the beautiful sunshine....thanks for the updates....
Keeping the faith..

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/25-9:02 am--a visitor to the nest, no eagles, but there was a squirrel scurrying about the edge of the nest. Debbie

1:05 PM  
Blogger armkar1 said...

3/25/08 11:11am PST (Daylight Savings)
No one is the nest right now, can hear some eagle calling in the background off camera.
Thanks to all for this mornings updates and video.
I have had to limit myself to checking in once in the morning and then around 2:30pm or 3:30pm in the afternoon PST. Otherwise I don't get things done around my own nest.
I will also check in the evening time to see if Mom stays in nest all night again.

Enjoy the beautiful day,
Karen in WA.

2:17 PM  
Blogger keyboardqueen said...

I watched yesterday 3/24) for a good 45 minutes. One eagle (male?) was sitting around and eating something he had caught, calling for his mate, re-arranging sticks. The other (female?) was moving sticks around and spent time looking out to sea. Then they both took off again after re-arranging sticks. Too totally cool. Also keep hearing lots of crow cawing. Maine must have as big a crow population as we do here in Michigan. LOL.

I do have a question...is there construction going on somewhere around the eagle nest? I kept hearing the sounds of heavy equipment going on today (3/25) while I was listening at work.

Keep up the good work.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok I just either saw a very brave or very stupid squirrel visit the nest 1:53 mst (daylight). brave to go there at all, stupid because i could hear an eagle calling from far off immediately after the visit. maybe warning him off. If the suirrel keeps comming I bet the eagles will dicide he is the home food delivery guy.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:38 pm Dad's back on the nest carefully arranging and rearranging twigs. He is a busy little guy!

Frances

4:39 PM  

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