Sunday, March 16, 2008

Quick Update

Thank you for all of your observations. There is still a very good signs that the birds will nest and there is still plenty of time for the birds to nest.

The time lapse shot seems to be down, I am away from work but I will try to work remotely with our internet service provider to see if they can fix the problem.

Wing Goodale
BioDiversity Research Institute

161 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, I have not heard or seen 2 eagles at the nest this week. Today for the first time 1 egle seems to be doing a lot of eating in the nest .Have others observed that there is still 2 eagles?

7:06 PM  
Blogger stormyskye said...

hi Has anyone observed 2 eagles at the nest this past week? Tonight I saw the eagle eating at the nest. I have not heard or seen a second eagle for sometime

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunday 16th 7:30pm

Thanks Wing!

By the way, great interview! Shame on the people that don't care.

Sue in MD

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Carole said...

March 16th
9:30 PM - Michigan time

I haven't seen any Eagles for a couple of days but am relieved when I read that they've been sited by others. Thanks, Wing, for the encouragement - we're not giving up. Tomorrow will be a better day!!

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Judym said...

3/16 10:25pm CST
I am certain I see an eagle in the nest now. Night cam picture is not very easy to view but I see her white head and her beak. Has anyone else noticed this?

11:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 7.44am Uk Time.
Just looked in on the night camara and am sure I can see an eagle on the nest.
Are my eyes playing tricks on me?
It is very windy and the leaves and branches are blowing, but there looks like a white head that is hardly moving.

Fingers crossed here that there are eggs.
It's so exciting after last years disappointment.
Lets hope this year we can have another year like 2006 when we saw Big and Little fledge.

Looking forward to seeing the nest in daylight to see if it is indeed mum sitting in the nest.

3:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the encouraging words, Wing. I was losing hope yet, at the same time, I was wondering if they sense the weather is not yet "just right." I just love this website.

6:21 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

Wing, is there ever a time when you are not working??? Thank you so for your care and selfless concern for the beauty that is life.
I am looking at the nest- 6:25 AM on ST. Patty's Day...there is an eagle snuggled in. May or may not have been there all night. I did peek in last night, but it was very difficult to see what was there. As I take another look, I believe both are there! A little grainy and very windy so the image is not clear.In any event, we'll be all eyes and ears today...the roller coaster has begun its daily ups and downs, and I'm sure it will be overflowing with riders.

6:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/17 6:37 AM. Both eagles on the nest. Very windy.

Bill in CT

6:38 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

3/17 @ 6:39
As I ironed clothes for today I kept an eye on the cam. I believe it was Jack on the nest the first time around...still not sure if both were there at the same time, and then one flew off...however, a few min later the second eagle definitely flew back in..I believe mom. They switched "snuggle" position after a few minutes of poking around one very specific spot. Both are still there, but that darned wind!

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/17 @ 5:35 I could see the top of Diane's head through the dark and she is sitting in the nest. Checked back at 6:51 a.m. She is still on the nest with the male standing beside her. Hope this means she has eggs!

6:52 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

3/17 6:30 a.m

Both eagles on the nest. Windy day here in Maine but milder.
Mom in nest bowl practicing incubation. Dad standing, waiting and looking around.
Mom stood up at 6:51, observed copulation.
Dad left the nest at 6:52. Figures!
Mom still on nest but standing now. 6:57a.m. Very windy

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/17 0650
Tuned in twice this am at 0520 & 0615 without being able to see the nest too clearly.....wind is crazy this St. Patrick's Day mornin'.......but I'm fairly sure the nest was empty.....
Tuned back in at 0649, and there they were! And guess what! Even in the wind, they.......Geez, I don't know how to say this politely, but..we may be having an egg a few days from now!!!!!
Someone help me out here! :):):):)Only one remains, and I can't begin to tell which it is......
Have a great day, stay warm...
Keep the faith......
Boy, I sure am glad that I didn't have it on 'full screen'.......:^)

7:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, there is a good chance that they will still hatch some babies this year.

At 6:50 this morning, 3-17-08, they again mated. What a sight. One sitting on the nest for a long time, mating occured and then one flew away and the other stayed at the nest, standing, as if to protect the nest.

Great sign.

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning and Happy St. Patty's Day to You...

A brisk, partly sunny morning is greeting the birds this morning. The temp today will probably stay in the high 30's range....But that wind!!! As you can see at 7:30 am, there is an eagle on the nest, swinging with the wind and the water raging beyond. Winds are in the 15-25 mph range with gusts up to 40 mph. It is a cold one !!! Winds will decrease slightly as evening comes on with only 5-10 mph winds after midnight.

Tomorrow, we can look for a clear sunny day and the temp should hover around 40 degrees....Now, that sounds better. Wednesday may find us back in nasty weather again...Spring sure hates to rear its head..

Oh well, have yourself a great day and stay safe....

Keep the faith.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Spiky Sandy said...

Weather for Hancock County today is Forecast Details:
Partly cloudy and windy. High 37F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph.
Brrr...the wind chill factor must be freezing! I have to agree with the post that says maybe they just know it's not the right weather yet. 7:47AM someone just left the nest. Not a bird to be heard or seen! Happy St Patrick's Day all!
Sandy in Florida

7:49 AM  
Blogger GG said...

3-17-2008 8:27am

Here's the visit today with the mating of our resident eagle pair:

Maine Eagles Mate on St. Patrick Day

8:27 AM  
Blogger GG said...

3-17-2008 9:57AM

The resident pair - Mom and Dad - have been in the nest off and on almost each day, sometimes alone and many times together.

On the last blog there were many videos and time lines.

Thanks BRI for this beautiful view and for fixing the still camera this morning!

9:58 AM  
Blogger Claire in Idaho said...

Thank you so much for the vidio gg. By the time I get on my computer, it's too late for the early AM shenanigans. This site is incredible.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Sir Lance said...

Maine Bald eagles Mate on St. Patricks Day ....1.5 minute YouTube video 6:50 AM

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MzRaspberry
March 17th 1:35pm in AZ...

One eagle just flew into nest.
My my my doesn't she look ready to get with the program?

Just finished watching the "X rated clip"... Thank you for confirmation of mating. I sent the site oto some of my friends who I keep apprised of what's going on.

I have to read the blog every day to keep up on the news. Thanks to all of you who contribute.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Texas
First time to see an eagle in weeks. Been missing them every day, but so happy to see others' notes that they are around. At this time there is one sitting in the nest, but not talking, and is solo. So exciting to finally catch up with an eagle's schedule. The weather looks blustery, but the ocean is gorgeous today...what a view from up high. Thanks, Wing, for the sights!Everyone cross your fingers we don't have too many tornadoes today and tomorrow here in Texas, so I can keep an eye on these birds. I am on Spring Break and can watch early this week.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Kris in sunny/windy me. said...

5:16pm eagle time, here in maine, someone on the nest, still working on figuring out who is who so not sure which bird. Nest swaying quite a bit as the wind is up right now and has been most of the day. So happy to see someone on the nest though, and happy to see this mornings activity that a couple of people posted video of.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Carole said...

March 17 5:15 EST

I just signed and was happy to see someone sitting in the nest bowl. It's very windy but the sun is out and it's a beautiful sight. He/she is very alert - keeps looking all around. It's 5:23 and our Eagle flew away.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 4:15 (CST) one eagle was sitting in the nest bowl. The eagle remained there for about 10 minutes then flew off. Very windy.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03-17 @ 17:28

16:56 - found an eagle nesting.

17:04 - up and turning and down and up, turning, looking around.

17:06 - off.

17:08 - eagle flew into nest. Moving some bowl materials ... finally nesting.

17:23 - up and off. Actually wobbled with the wind before take off.

JAM in IL

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's 6:30 pm
march 17,2008 I always come here during the twilight hour but never see any action. My friends and teacher say there's action going on but I see nothing. There's nobody home on the eagle nest and the infrared has been turned on. I just heard something in the background but it's not an eagle, a seagull or a crow.I think I've never heard this bird before but it sounds so familiar.
Written by JC

6:38 PM  
Blogger cote37 said...

6:55 One of the eagles seems to be nesting

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Some of the 4:42 p.m. visit on March 17th.
Video at Putfile

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Gif animation of the landing and takeoff of visit at 6:46 p.m.on March 16th.

Gif animation

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

St. Pat's Day 11:18 PM EST
Boy has is been windy there. I haven't spotted the owls and have been checking every 15 minutes or so since about 10:oo PM.


Eva, MA

11:22 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

3/18 @ 6:08 AM
Here I am again ironing (ugh). Actually, I have taken up ironing more frequently because of the eagles!
Nobody home this morning, but if there is a sound from either of them I will dash back to the screen and watch for the potential eagle sighting.
Yesterday's excitement was awesome...here we go with crossed fingers, toes, eyes...whatever it takes. Thanks for the video...you guys rock!

6:09 AM  
Blogger bird goddesses student said...

i can see nothing the infrared is on during the day time and it's blinding.but it's still beautiful.

7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that a white head I see just sticking up out of the nest?

8:44 AM  
Blogger June/Central FL said...

Thanks, GG, for the St Paddy's Day viewing of copulation between Jack and Diane. It was a great view on seeing exactly how it works. Great video...thanks again!

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning and a sunny one at the coast. It is Tuesday and the one thing the picture is missing right now are sightings of "our" eagles. The temp is hovering around 40 degrees today and the winds are slight. Clearing weather goes into the evening, then we can expect some clouding in. It is looking like Wednesday is going to be another unsettled day. Snow or rain may be on the menu for the afternoon and the temp will probably stay in the upper 30's. Wednesday night, we may see rain and freezing rain again...OUCH!! Enough of that. One glimpse of good hope is....they are predicting a sunny nice weekend. Of course, in Maine, that can change in an instant.

The eagles at the Botannical Gardens in Virginia have started laying eggs again. Their first two eggs were abandoned earlier as they were bothered by younger prey. She layed her first egg Sunday so can expect another probably today. Let's hope for a successful season there. It also gives me hope that it is not too late to see some egg laying here...although it must happen soon. BTW....the two eggs the scientist retrieved from the first egg laying weighed 4-4 1/2 ounces each. They are doing more research on them. How interesting all this is and how lucky we are that Wing and BRI let us be a part of this project.

Happy sightings today to you all.

Keep the faith...

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Video of the entire visit at 6:53 p.m. on March 18th. :D
At 1:55 in the video look for a close and quick flyby from right to left.

Video at Putfile

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Judym said...

3/18/08 10:40pm CST
Very strange tonight. Just heard about 3 minutes of odd calling sounds. Although they were slightly different from what the eagles make, I felt it was definitely one of them. I think it was Dad as sound was a little raspy. It was all off camera.

Wing, do you know why they would have done this at night?

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/19 1:40 am
All is quiet at nest. No eagles!
Soon...We can only hope.
Keeping the Faith.
Pam, Colo

1:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been watching and I definitely see an eagle moving around - pops her head up from time to time!

2:11 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

3/19 @ 6:06 AM
Very quiet this morning...can hear what sounds like crows but not much else. I guess I better find something to iron so I can stay up here a bit longer and maybe catch an early morning visit :)
Enjoy the day, and keep those posts and videos coming. Thanks for everything from everyone!
Wing, are we still hopeful?

6:06 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

3/19 @ 6:11 AM
I can hear them! Can't be too far away.
Sure is calm up there today, not a bad start for our friends.

6:11 AM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/19 0609
Good morning to my fellow bloggers......Anna.....
It looks like an amazingly calm (or is it an illusion?) sea illuminated by the sunrise...such gentle waves.....just a beautiful site...I would like to see the camera hours lengthened....
No one's in the homestead, but I've heard ALOT of chatter and sqwawking off camera....at somewhere around 0610-0630....
Tuned in throughout the day from work yesterday, but not an eagle in site! Not many blogs, so I assume not many sitings......
Curious lessons we are learning regarding eagle behaviour... It's early yet.....I'm looking for more nest tending and more practicing' :):):):)
Must get ready for work!!!!!!
0645 More chattering!
Have a wonderful day and keep the faith!

6:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Happy Wednesday Morning to You!!

It is 7 am and for the most part it is quiet on the waterfront.

I have heard eagles but no sighting yet. It is a gray cloudy day with temps staying in the 30's. A likely chance of snow today with winds expected in the 10-15 mph range. Tonight poses a different story. Snow and sleet is likely with the temps staying about the same but wind gusts could reach 40 mph. Chance of precipitation does near 100%. Tomorrow the forecast is similar with less wind gusts.

Mother Nature seems to be persistant in giving the eagles a hard time in nesting. There is still a good outlook for sunny weather over the weekend although the temps will not rise much.

Hang in there and keep the faith...

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/19
Waiting optimistically for nesting....remember last year when they lost their young there was still a chance that they could re-nest and that was mid April!! so I'm believing that we have lots of time still. Time to take a few deep cleansing breaths.....and go for a walk outside - lots of spring songbirds are coming around...yesterday evening I watched an immature Loon(not that that's a songbird but winter is sooo long) in a protected harbor give that haunting warning cry and lift itself up to flap it's wings at a Harbor Seal that must have come too close to its food!! The seal was about 10 feet away and there was a short stand-off but the Loon won.. what with that call AND the wing flapping! It was great to witness - and now I'm cleansed and ready to witness nesting!!!!

J. in S.P. ME

10:38 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Did any one hear the dog barking early this morning after the eagle chatter, about 6:-6:30am? Wonder if that scares them? Also heard some banging (sounded man made) hope not human encroachment.
Hope all is good with mom and dad, and they will be parents soon.
Sent my pics to the Audubon of the Great Grey Owl outside my house, they replyed It was a rare sighting for Maine and they will record it. Only two other times in seven years. Feel very lucky to have him visit me in Hancock Co.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Eagle Lovers...

There is something I do not understand....In fact, there are a lot of things I do not understand. lol

We have been observing the eagles mating many times in the last month. Obviously, in cam site is not the only place they mate. Are we to believe that none of these matings produced eggs?? That does not seem likely. And if it is not likely, then where are they laying them, certainly not at the site we are observing. A pair of eagles have claimed the site yet they make a lot more noise off cam than on. The nest does not look like it is anywhere near ready for eggs to be laid in and for the eggs or eagle to be safe from the elements as it has been in past years.

I would appreciate some thoughts from other bloggers that are far more intelligent on the matter than I am. After copulation, eggs should have been laid within a few days, right? Don't tell me these eagles are just having a merry old affair and are saying "to heck with the kids".. LOL Maybe they are learning our bad habits.

Have a good day.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 4:41 Mountain time, both are in the nest. How amazing! I finally see them after trying to catch them in the nest for the past few weeks.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

observed both eagles in the nest just before dark for about 20 minutes. They appeared to be eating as well as moving sticks around.

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Landbaron said...

3/19 - 6:25 p.m. to 6:50.
Papa eagle landed from the front - looked so graceful and in control. 10 minutes later she joined him. They both casually worked on the nest. She rested in it a couple of minutes. Then she flew off. He stayed another about 10 minutes. When he was alone he stood quietly in the nest bowl looking around.

7:05 PM  
Blogger armkar1 said...

3/19/08 4:09 pm PST
Just checked in to see if anything was going on in the nest.

Looks as though the cam is down. It is all dark and you can't see anything.

I think that it is Wing that takes care of things, just letting you know. Most likely you are aware of it already.

Thank You so much for giving all of us the chance to be able to see this.

Keeping the faith!
Karen in WA

7:14 PM  
Blogger armkar1 said...

3/19/08 4:09 pm PST
Just checked in to see if anything was going on in the nest.

Looks as though the cam is down. It is all dark and you can't see anything.

I think that it is Wing that takes care of things, just letting you know. Most likely you are aware of it already.

Thank You so much for giving all of us the chance to be able to see this.

Keeping the faith!
Karen in WA

7:15 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

3/19 @ 8:19 PM
Can't believe I'm seeing snowflakes at the nest. Doesn't seem too windy; enough, however, to make me wish the weather was on the upswing instead of the other way around!
Will continue to keep fingers crossed.

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Some of the visit that started at 6:38 p.m. on March 19.

Video in WMP

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi all...

It's about 9:57 PM EST. It seems to be very windy in ME looking at the way the branches and the camera are moving about. Haven't seen the one or the other of the eagles tonight, and I have been watching for about a hour off and on. Let's keep out fingers crossed.

Eva, MA

10:00 PM  
Blogger Maine Native said...

11:00pm ET 3/19/08 and if there was anyone in the nest tonight they've since blown away. I don't think I've ever seen the nest rock as much as it is tonight. One heck of a windy march storm you have going on back there....

11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/20 2:19am
Very windy and stormy. It's difficult to see the nest clearly but our Eagles don't seem to be there tonight. I'm surprised they don't get into the nest for protection when the weather is so bad! It sounds like something is brushing against the microphone...very blustery and windy night. I keep thinking I'll find them in the nest overnight soon. Still keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks to all for the great videos and comments.
Pam, Colo.

2:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning...Mar.20th @ 6:20am

Could today be the first day of Spring? Chance of rain today nears 100%. Snow and sleet is a great possibility for this afternoon with brisk temps in the upper 30's. Winds 15-25 mph and it sure is whistling through the trees this morning. It is no wonder the eagles are not anxious to lay. Tonight, weather will remain much the same with the temp dipping into the 20's. Scattered snow showers after midnight. Gust could reach 40 mph. Tomorrow will bring partly sunny skies but the wind will remain about the same.

Wishing you all to stay warm and happy and that one day soon we will wake up with the bad weather behind us and the smell of Spring air all around us.

Hello to you Mimi...

Keep the faith.....

6:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not all eggs that are layed are "good" eggs,meaning that some eggs may not be fertile and I'm pretty sure that mother nature has some how instilled in the particular species how to know this.So I believe that these eggs would not be layed in the nest but at some other location..Wing would know better than I...But I think this might answer some of the mystery as to where the eggs could be...

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/20
To Diane....I'm pretty sure Wing told us last year(or earlier) that there is a family who lives on the the property where the nest is located. They know how to behave during nesting, incubation, etc as they in a sense are stewards of the property and obviously have co-existed for over a decade with the eagles. I guess the dog barking startles us probably more than the eagles...we get this clean wonderful, airy feeling watching just the nest but I've also heard trucks on a distant road and of course the fly-overs....it's a jungle out there! We want it all to be so perfect for them to lay those darn eggs but it IS the wilderness and we need to adapt.

As to every copulation resulting in an egg....I'm wondering how much instinct plays a part in knowing that it's the right time of year for this behavior. Since no egg is laid, instinct tells them to keep trying. Just a thought rattling around in my brain.

J in S.P.ME

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't help from thinking that they learned a very hard, yet valuable lesson last year...and that they're not taking any chances this time around. I have faith in their experience. For our own sanity...I hope they decide to lay an egg sooner rather than later!

Amy, Cape Cod MA
3/20/08 11:58 eagle time

11:58 AM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

I guess we need to remember that even in mammals each copulation doesn't always result in a successful fertilization...just a thought. I think this weekend, maybe Easter, might be the time for the first egg, if there is one...keep up the optimism, and make sure we are all watching!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Ward said...

Hi All:

Looks like there won't be any eaglets this year in VA. At around 4:30 this afternoon, the site showed one of the eagles eating the remainder of the egg. They are not sure if there is a second egg or not. Too bad for the eagles. They had quite the battle this year to have young.

Hope Maine Eagles are more successful.

Ward
3-20-08

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diane in Hancock Cty. You are indeed very lucky to have that sighting. When I read your first post I thought, "A Great Grey?" and thought perhaps you were mistaken. How COOL that you were able to get pictures of such a rarity. I sure envy you seeing it, a once in a lifetime event, for sure.

I, too, am becoming somewhat concerned. I can't remember, how long do the reproductive years last? They've been at this nest 13 years, right? But, then again, with wind gusts over 50 mph predicted for tomorrow, I'm so glad they won't be trying to protect eggs in the nest. So on the other hand, I wonder if they just don't know more than we do - wouldn't surprise me any.....

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today I have been watching the scene on the wvec.com site in Virginia . It has been awful - mom seemed to go through a rough time last evening - perhaps trying to lay an egg (???) and then this today she was away from nest for many hours (maybe 6-8), returned, and ate the egg. Not sure if there was only one or not. Very sad though.

March 20, 2008.
7:30PM - no action on our nest.

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am another viewer of the Virginia eagles. She did seem to have a hard time last evening (Wednesday) in laying an egg. She seemed in great distress with wing puffed up greatly and head down a lot. Shortly after midnight when I went onsight to check on her, there was a lot of action at the nest. Looked to me as if she was fighting another bird off the nest. She finally got back into the bowl and was there early this morning until her mate came. She then got off the nest and stayed on the side just peering into the nest for a long time. She looked so forlorn...I have never seen an eagle just stare into a nest for an hour at a time. It was obvious to me that she had lost the battle on saving an egg or maybe two. I never see her get into the nest again. It was heartbreaking for me and even the dad sat on the branch, cocked his head and kept staring at the mom. I did not catch the egg eating later in the day but it is obvious that the duties of this clutch was over with. Too bad, they had nice weather...it is apparent looking at the background, that the trees have started to blossom, only to try twice and have both clutches destroyed. Now my full attention will, once again, be on our own Maine eagles with best wishes that they may be able to have a success story. Time will tell.

Thanks to all the bloggers that fill us in on all the events.

Keep the faith...it is hard at times....

9:58 PM  
Blogger D&B said...

3/21/08 eastern

Its 6:32a.m. and an eagle is on the "y" limb. Dusting of snow in the nestbowl. Very windy today. Left the limb around 6:47a.m. Could hear Dad calling out somewhere out of view

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3-21-08 6:45 A.M.

I clicked on this morning and one of the eagles was sitting on the Y branch. Left shortly after and a lot of calling off camera after that.

Looked like snow on the nest. Glad they haven't laid an egg yet and hope they don't until the weather is suitable for the nesting. We don't want a repeat of last year.

Mother Nature seems to know what she is doing so lets all keep our fingers crossed that she will wait until nicer weather to let them produce fertile eggs.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Sir Lance said...

Video of eagle visit 6:17-47am cut to 3 ½ minutes. Looked like Mom. Laid down in cold snowy nest. Never made a sound. 3/21/08

8:38 AM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/21 0800

Good morning fellow bloggers....such sad news in the world of nature today... It is yet another reminder that life in the animal world is filled with many harsh realities.
This morning finds a wind-whipped, choppy, gray-blue sea. There's a coating of snow across the top of the nest and the nest tree is really swaying. The wind is the major weather story today and tomorrow.... Temperatures are in the 20's-30's today, not what they should be for this time of the year...but that's Maine. The wind is going to be the major weather story today and tomorrow...
Very occasional eagle chatter and squawking off camera, but other than that no sign of Jack and Diane......
So happy to know it is you, A....both flying under the radar this year, eh? :):):) I do admit to dearly wanting to know if you've added another to your household....
OK...so what is happening in OUR eagle world? For weeks now, I've had the feeling that there is just too little activity at the nest...by any eagle! We know there are eagles in the area.....but why such little interest by any of them?
In reading the blogs from 2006 & 2007.....lots of discussion regarding eagle practicing, intruders, stick deliveries, visits by other creatures, obvious sings of nesting - much of this as early as February..... We've not seen any of this...
But I'm still keeping the faith!!!!!!!

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can Diane's pics of the great gey owl befound? I would love to see them!
Heidi

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mar. 21 9:38 a.m.
Just checked in and a lone eagle is on the nest just looking around. First sighting in a very long time!!!
Karen in Denmark

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One eagle sitting in the snowy bowl of the nest for at least 10 minutes around 9AM

Watcher in Wisconsin

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fri 3-21-08, 10AM CDT I just signed on and an eagle is there! I can't tell which one, but it sure is windy, and looks sunny!! I see snow on the nest also... what's in store the next few days? In MN we are experiencing some heavy snow in the SE and into Wisconsin. I wonder if that'll hold together all the way to the coast. Its fun to compare the activities of the ME couple to a couple I watch everyday going back & forth to work. The pair here is spending alot more time around the nest also. But I can't observe as well as I can the ME ones. It's facinating! Happy Easter to ALL. CaroleJ in MN

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The eagles are there now at 10:14 AM. 3/21/08 Love watching them.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Kris in ME. said...

Eagle on the nest at 10:15am eagle time (EST). It is always a bit of a thrill to see someone "home" when I pop in. fairly clear skies here today. Eagle on the nest is standing very quietly, and looking around. No sounds at all to be heard except for the gusts of wind making the nest sway a bit. Hoping for our other eagle to pop in as well, I have yet to see both on the nest at same time!

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Kris in ME. said...

10:32am EST
Eagle settled in to the nest now, actually kind of "tucked" down in, kind of like what they do when settling down on egg to incubate... then got right back up moments later, again standing watch and not making a sound, then up and flew away. Glad I at least managed to catch a visit.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/21 9:00
Turned on just in time to see an eagle at the nest befor she left. Looked like she was trying to get a little cumfy befor leaving.

Naugatuck Ct.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mar. 21 10:29 a.m.
Just checked in, eagle in nest standing, looking around. Sat down for short time, still looking back and forth, stood up, looking right and left, few out of nest. Faint cries.
Karen in Denmark

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/21 around 10:29 am. noticed Diane hanging out around the nest then she finally sat down in the nest bowl for about 5 minutes and then flew off again.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/21 0955
Just checked in to find an eagle sitting quietly on the nest looking kind of off to the left.......distant crows are squawking... wind is still gusting...forecast is for 30-40 mph...throughout nest 48 hrs. Cannot tell even if it is one of ours.
1015 Continues to sit...quite watchful....feathers are 'wind ruffled' :):):):)
1024 Eagle stands on rim of the nest facing camera with outstretched wings, peering way over the side, pokes a stick and then continues to keep a very watchful eye all about..after one gust, actually did the wiggle, settled into the nest.....
1031 After giving it a good try, I think the wind finally drove it off! The nest is empty once more..

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/21 10;30
OOOps last post , I ment to post 10:30

Naugatuck Ct.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/21 @ 10:33

10:22 - found an eagle standing in the nest bowl.

10:28 - after being buffeted by the wind, the eagle is semi-crouched and then finally nesting.

10:29 - up again, looking around.

10:30 - off.

JAM in IL

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/21 1038
Heidi, just punch it in in your search window, I'm sure there will be many options that way...

11:02 AM  
Blogger GG said...

9-21-2008 11:33AM

There were 2 visits but this video
is of the 2nd and longest visit.
It's uncertain if this is Mom or Dad. You decide - and enjoy!

9:18am-10:32AM and the video is edited to 2:59 minutes.

Maine Eagle Windy Lone Eagle visit

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4.50pm here in London and one eagle on nest looking out across the water.
What a beautiful sight.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

Pretty sure it's mom...1:00 PM on Friday, not much to say right now. At least the snow is gone. Windy, blue sky.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/21
1:01 Eagle on nest just sitting looking out over the water.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

I Have seen the eagle many times today. hoping this is a good sign.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/21 1300
Somebody's home....sitting in the nest, just lookin' about, clearly reacting to each strong wind gust by hunkering in a little bit more!
Quiet...it's amazing to just watch them from this vantage point, isn't it?
1317 Dogs barking, crows squawking, man pounding....wind howling.....the eagle takes notice, but doesn't appear to be skittish....
1319 I've not seen or heard such wind strength since last yr. ....eagle wiggles and settles in, chest down, back to the water..ever watchful...I still wonder if there is snow/ice in the bowl of the nest....

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Afternoon All....

Mar. 21 @ 2 pm

It sure is windy here in Maine today. It is cold but the wind magnifies that a hundred times, it seems. Wind advisory is in effect until 8 pm this evening. Wind is 25-35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Much the same tonight. tomorrow, the eagles should see sunny skies but another cold windy day. Gust up to 30 mph and temps expected to stay in the low 30's.

Mimi....after my heartbreaking loss last May, I was ready to give up but found myself acquiring two baby toy Yorkies in September. Life goes on as it does with the eagles. Thanks for thinking of me.

There is an eagle sitting on the nest as I write this. Such a lovely sight. Just sitting there not looking too uncomfortable with the high winds. Maybe the mate will show up.

Keep the faith....

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love a tighter zoom for the weekend...lots of attention and being at the nest today....Nan

2:19 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

Lone eagle still there...it's now 2:33 PM om Friday...has anyone else noticed the the 15 second stills aren't working today?

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now 2:40PM EDT. There has been a lone eagle on nest for about 20 minutes. Was in bowl now on nest edge.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagle on the nest... and around the nest for over an hour... time now 2:52... not sure when it first got there, but i've been watching for more than an hour now...

2:51 PM  
Blogger Liz K said...

3/21 @ 2:52pm

Just tuned in and there's one eagle at the nest (think it's Mom). Always a treat to see such a sight. Thank you, BRI. I haven't given up hope yet for a successful nesting.

2:55 PM  
Blogger armkar1 said...

3/21/08 11:51am PST
I tuned in at 9:47am PST to be graced with an Eagle fly into the nest. I think it is Mom but since there is only one I have trouble distinguishing which one it is.
Anyway per the Cam counter she has been at the nest now for over 2 hrs.

She has been down in the bowl at least a couple times, one time for about 20 minutes or so.
The wind is bad and that is not swaying her from leaving so my thought process is that maybe we have had a egg laid. Sure seems to me that there is some definite protecting going on here. Although I am not the expert on any of this.

Well I'm not getting anything done around my own personal nest, since I have been glued to the computer for fear of missing something! :)

Hope more of you got the chance to witness this visit so I will be able to compare with what you may have seen

Amazed and Anxiously Awaiting
Wow! at 12:01 PST Second Eagle has landed! Hooray! One doing housekeeping the other sitting at edge. Have to go watch :) Have a Wonderful Easter
Karen In WA

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the eagles was at the next for a couple of hours today (3/21). The other arrived and they spent about 20 minutes together at the nest.

This makes me so happy!

3:17 PM  
Blogger armkar1 said...

3/21/08 12:12pm PST Dad only stayed a few minutes and Mom went back into bowl for a short time than back to edge of nest.

Mom flies off at 12:15 to the left of camera and Dad had flew off to the right of the camera. Mom's visit at the nest was around 2:30 approx.

Wow! this sure has made my day a good one! I think maybe they sensed that I needed to take care of my own nest and wasn't going to do that till they left! :) :)

Have a Wonderful Easter and I will check back later.
Karen in WA

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom joined dad at nest at 3:02 sat on nest- Dad picking up sticks around nest...cleaning up a bit....3:05. Mom on edge of nest- dad sitting in middle. 3:07 both sitting on the edge of the nest looking out over the water.. I live here on the coast of Maine and right now the wind is blowing at 30mph and temp. is 26 degrees Windchill factor is -5 -6... Very very cold...... Mom snuggled self into nest 3:10 Dad moved to the Y @3:11, then flew off 3:12.. Mom moved to side of nest when dad left at 3:12 Mom flew off at 3:15.. Longest sighting of the eagles for me in a while...Beautiful!!!!

3:22 PM  
OpenID kjameselement19 said...

Checked about 2pm today (03-21-08) and an eagle was moving twigs around and then sat in the nest for a while.

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Landbaron said...

3/21 - Mother Eagle spent a fairly long time at nest midday. I logged on to find her standing by nest. Over next 45 minutes, she spend considerable time sitting in the nest. The rest of the time she casually arranged nesting materials, looked around, and then finally left.

5:47 PM  
Blogger GG said...

3-21-2008 5:50PM

Here's probably the last video for this evening - Dad was waiting for the longest time...Mom finally flies into nest and lays in the nest bowl.

2.08 hrs into 3:29 minute video.

Maine Eagles afternoon visit

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/21 6:30 Eagle huddling down in the nest to get out of the wind. It looks as though they are getting ready.

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The eagles are BOTH at the nest now (6:46 pm edt).

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/21 At 6:45 pm

Mom sure looks comfortable in the nest bowl..Her little "puter" (bum-bum) is stuck up a bit like she would like to lay an egg. Now that would make this Good Friday complete, right? However, Mom knows best! Oops, Dad just joined her. What a beautiful sight!

Wishing you all a Happy Easter weekend. Stay safe and warm. I know we all have best wishes for our "magnificent duo".

Keep the faith.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

March 21, 2008 6:44PM both eagles in the nest. One sitting upright on the edge, the other sitting down low. Could there be eggs?!?!

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:45 p.m. here in Maine
Both eagles on nest, one? Mom moved materials around and settled down in what looks like an incubation position. Lets hope for the best.
Lucy In Wells

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/21 1843

First off, Anna, I am sooooo glad to know that you have your new little ones. Must have been a difficult summer...They are never replacements, but they so help heal the heart....I know of what I speak :)......What color are they?

What a great day! I watched the eagle in the nest much of the early afternoon....then had to leave...And now I log on at 1830 to find Mom sitting again......and as I watch Dad flies in! Finally, some real encouraging behaviours!
There goes Dad with that *%^&) stick again! Well, they sure are poking and messing with something in that nest.

1851 Dad just flew off the right side of the nest....Mom jumps up on the rim and is watching him intently, then goes to the y-branch.......and gone.......

Boy, it looks absolutely frigid at the homestead!!!!!!!

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/21 @ 19:00

Sounds like a wonderfully busy day at the nest.

18:28 - Eagle flies into the bowl...turning, crouching, finally down. Seems like Ms. Mom but with this wind, even Mr. would be having a bad-hair day. What a rocky cradle!

18:37 - Up and poking at nest bottom and down again.

18:42 - Second eagle lands into nest bowl ... looks like Mr. Mom ... and begins working on nest materials.

18:43 - Ms. moves to rim and then back into bowl. Nudges Mr. to move him and is down again in bowl with chest slightly lower than tail.

18:46 - Great shot of both eagles looking into the camera before Mr. moves to rim by Y. Ms. standing. Mr. again into bowl working on something with Ms. closely supervising. Mr. intently working on something, then down and up again.

18:50 - Ms. again nudging him away and settles partially down into bowl.

18:52 - Mr. standing and intently looking and flies off. Ms. standing and watching after him. Then she turns toward the water and moves onto the main Y and flies off.

Their behavior was a little different than usual. Geez, maybe an Easter egg is on its way!

JAM in IL

18:53 -

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Video of some of the visit on Mar 21st.
Video in WMP
Video at Putfile

6:27 Mom arrives
6:41 Dad arrives
6:51 Dad leaves
6:52 Mom leaves

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/21 @ 19:23

To Anna - glad you have the comforting companionship of the Yorkies ... happy to be getting your forecast again.

JAM in IL

7:24 PM  
Blogger GG said...

3-21-2008 7:59PM

I certainly didn't expect this visit - Mom arrived and later Dad comes into the nest. Mom nudges Dad out because she obviously wants to lay in "HER" nest bowl! *G*

Maine Eagles latest visit 3-21-2008

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/21 2:35am
After all the activity at the nest today, I couldn't resist one more look before bed to see if they were spending the night "nesting". Unfortunately, our pair were no where to be found!!
I really have a feeling that in the next 2 to 5 days we're going to have an egg!! Maybe if we all think really positive thoughts.....
Good night and Happy Easter everyone.
Pam, Colo.

2:38 AM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/22 0928

Good morning, all...Anna.....
It is once again a breezy, choppy, blue sea....lots of birds chirping in the background.....but no one home.
It's almost time to start watching my own eagles here on the Kennebec River...we've had open water for about 10 days now, so we should start seeing lots of eagle activity.......But since it's a sensitive time for them, we stay on this side and use the binoculars.....
1025 Noisy crows!
Oh well, as one of my fellow bloggers said, it's time to pay attention to my own nest! I'm so wrapped up in these eagles that I consider my other life to be a distraction!!!!!
Let's see what today brings!
As always, keep the faith!

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Dan in Maine said...

A *HUGE THANKS* to everyone for all the great info and video captures! I seem to miss all the visits and excitement thats been happening at nest lately! =( But thanks to you folks and your terrific efforts me and other folks get to see what we've missed!! =)

I believe Wing & BRI were interviewed on one of the news channels last week. I caught the interview towards the end and missed most of it. Anyone know which station the interview was on? Wing??

Props to everyone for all the great info and observations!!

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/22 1201
Starting at about noon, there is this odd bark-like cry, but it just doesn't sound like a dog?!?!?! It has all the birds in quite a tizzy.....there have been a couple of black appearing duck fly-bys, and lots of squawking! I wonder if the eagles are hunting/fishing, as I've heard this commotion before here at my home, and sure enough the eagles - especially the juveniles, will be circling low overhead....
Can anyone identify the "barker"?

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/22 1211

PS. Where are our eagles today?

12:11 PM  
Blogger Kay said...

March 22, 1:20 p.m. - one eagle on the nest looking out over the water.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

3/22 1311

There is much commotion right now, with that barking/honking/yelping bird wreaking havoc........I've been hearing it most of last few hours, but darned if I know what it is......winds are CRAZY...Eagle agitation close by then lands in the nest with that bird CLOSE behind, our eagle and another off camera is screeching frantically at it, and a large, dark bird lands way out on the y-branch obscured by the branches....flies off immediately ...finally sounds distant.....
1313 Eagle on nest VIGILANTLY watching toward the the camera and behind it toward the tree trunk.....sure hope someone is able to record this and identify the noise maker! Quite a weird day....
1321 Eagle on nest rim, facing the water...other than the gale force winds, no birds heard......
Oops... more chatter, eagle snaps to attention....off he goes.......

1:26 PM  
Blogger Pinestate said...

Lone Eagle left nest at 3:25 pm

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/22 at 5:15 pm

Good Afternoon All....

Been missing the action around the nest this afternoon but I am glad to see that the skies are clear and will be, probably through Tuesday night. Temp will be in the mid teens for tonight and tomorrow will bring more sunshine but still a cold day in the mid 30's with the wind steady at 10-15 mph. We can expect tomorrow night to be about the same as tonight with Monday bouncing back to a temp equal to Sunday's daytime temp. Nothing appears on the horizon until Tueday when it is expected to cloud in again. 50% chance of snow for Tuesday night and Wednesday. The rest of the week should be like the first of the week....but Saturday...well, guess we will have to wait and see. Looks like we may be back to the nasty weekend again...but in Maine, we know weather can change in a moment or at least it seems as it does.

Hope the weekend is going well for all. What would we do without all the great bloggers that keep us on top of everything? Thanks to all and, of course, the biggest thanks goes to Wing and BRI for making it all possible.

Keep the faith....

5:23 PM  
Blogger jcover said...

one of the eagles was working very hard at the limb in the foregound left. They both have been nesting, bringing in sticks and rearranging. Made lots of noise when one flew off. Lots of calling back and forth. Very nice sight of the two on opposite side of the nest. I tried to record the eagle trying to break off the limb, but only got sound! I wonder if the loud birds earlier today could have been ravens. I didn't recognise the call either.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagle pair in nest 4:00 pst One left....(I can't tell apart). They do seem VERY attentive to surroundings

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Around 6:54 p.m. on March 22 Dad decided the only stick he wanted for the nest was one that was attached to the tree. :-)
Here's the video of it.

Video in WMP
Video at Putfile

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both were there about 7:00 P.M. Eagle on nest at 7:13 Keeps getting up then back in. Looks like She? is settling in for the night?

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just read some of the previous comments and she is facing the camera.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

Here it is 7:14 PM DST
Tomorrow could be the day...dad and mom spent some time tidying up...dad gave it his best shot pulling off that stupid branch to the right of the nest, but had no luck. Mom is now snuggled down...the wind is fairly quiet. I probably will be on the cam first thing in the AM...
Happy Easter-eagles!

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/22 7PM Both eagles have been at the nest. Diane has hunkered down for the evening, I hope!

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the other eagle is sitting on the upper right side of the y branch at 7:21 PM

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/22, 7:20pm EDT

I tuned in about 10-15 minutes ago & found both birds in the nest. Then one, probably Dad, flew off. The other stayed in the nest for a minute, then jumped onto the edge, then onto the Y branch, and then back into the nest!! I saw the nightcam kick in and Mom was --- and is --- still in the nest! All the crickets +/or peeper frogs are singing their hearts out, and Mom is facing the nightcam. Looks content!!! I think she's in the the night!!

7:23 PM  
Blogger armkar1 said...

3/22/08 4:19 PST Mom has been at the nest for more than an hour now and it is dark and she is down in the nest bowl. Maybe we will have an egg by Easter! This is the first time I have seen them at the nest when it was dark. Dad has been coming and going, also brought in a branch. Sure hope someone caught some video of this visit. Dad was trying to tear off a branch from their tree. I swore he was going to fall off! Scared me a little!

Have to go back and watch a little longer. Then off to my own nest duties.
Take Care,
Karen in WA.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh what fun that was, hope many others got to see it. Sorry not to be exact, but around 7 pm EDT 3-22, Dad decided to try and tear a live pine branch off the tree in sight of the camera. I SO hope someone captured it in a video.

Is it just me? Why do I get the feeling Dad is more enthusiastic about nesting than Mom is? Mom seems grumpy too, he comes and pokes around, get the nest all comfy, settles in, and then she drives him out.

At last look, and by looking out my window, it seems to me it's too dark for her to leave the nest now and she may be there for the night. They can't see in the dark, can they? Or can they? Anyway, perhaps tonight's the night.

cj in Maine

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Teacher said...

March 22 6:45 PM
Both eagles on nest. One (Jack?)pulling furiously at limb on left of camera. Both in nest bowl for a minute or so then Jack flew away and left Diane. She was up and down a couple of times and now looks to be settled in for the night.

7:31 PM  
Anonymous me3birds said...

I checked in around 7 pm. An eagle was standing in the nest facing the water. A few minutes later, around the time the night cam kicked in, the eagle turned and sat low in the nest facing the camera. I wonder if she had just laid an egg and was waiting for the shell to harden before sitting on it. It is now 7:30 pm and she appears to be settled in for the night! I haven't seen her in the nest this late. I hope someone may have witnessed egg laying so we can be sure but this looks very encouraging.

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is 7:30 Saturday evening...

and what a sight I have on my computer screen. One half is filled with the eagle resting in her nest at the Botannical Gardens in Virginia and the other half, I have our beautiful eagle nesting down here in Maine.

It is the Eve of Easter.....wonder what the night will bring..

Bless you all this Easter weekend and "keep the faith"...

7:33 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

7:40 PM 3/22
Mom still in the nest...pitch dark...this could be it...
Wing, we are all pulling for those beautiful birds, and once again thank you for allowing us to be part of such magnificent events.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Liz K said...

3/22 at 7:47pm

There is an eagle sitting in the nest!!

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/22 @ 19:23

Long visit:

18:28 - Eagle flies into nest bowl.

18:30 - to rim facing water.

18:36 - Second eagle arrives into bowl. First moves from rim into nest bowl. Finally, an interest in the bowl by male and female moves to rim while he settles down.

18:40 - She moves him out and settles into bowl.

18:49 - He flies off into camera. She stands, vocalizing and looking around.

18:53 - He returns and places a stick on the rim towards water. Then he works on bowl while she stands near rim facing the water.

She turns and again nudges him and then stands in bowl as he tries to remove a twig-size branch from the tree ... he grabs hold and uses his wings to steady himself as he tugs.

18:56 - Still standing, she turns her back to his struggle and is looking around towards the water.

He keeps fighting the branch ... pulling and flapping his wings. He is so determined!

She moves to the main Y as he finally takes a break, head bobbing as he looks intently in direction of camera. He finally turns away from twig.

19:00 - As soon as he enters the bowl, she does as well. Both heads down fussing with bottom.

She starts to position herself under him and again nudges him from bowl.

19:01 - She is crouched in bowl and he flies onto large limb camera side ... again stretching his neck to look around.

19:03 - He is off again. She is still neither standing nor nesting.

19:05 - Turning, looking and she moves to rim. She is watching something and moves onto the Y. I see a fly by in the distance over the water.

19:07 - She vocalizes. I see another fly by.

19:08 - Back into bowl but not actually down.

19:10 - She turns and is down a little lower but not really nesting. Then up and watching over water again.

19:13 - Back into bowl but not down. Finally, a wiggle and she is nesting.

19:15 - Getting dark and she is still nesting.

19:31 - Position has changed but she is still there... unless the pixels are misleading and I am seeing what I hope to see.

19:50 - She is still there(?)

I think this is our pair. Ms. Mom looks and behaves as I remember. Mr. Mom's perfect V is missing but the head shape and behavior are his.

An Easter surprise would be lovely for all of us ...

JAM in IL

7:51 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

7:45 and mom nestled down, latest I have seen her there...could that mean the time is near or here...could it be an Easter Egg?
Watching the VA eagles too, they are sitting on an egg saw a change over at that nest.

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sat, 3/22, 6:47 pm Central time , Eagle on the nest.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Naturewoman said...

Mom Eagle is spending the night in the nest! Such a wonderful sight...
3-22-08 8:04 pm

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Ellen Casey said...

Sure looks like the head of an eagle visible in the nest! It's 10 mins. after 8pm. I don't know how long it's been there, or how long it will stay, but it's good to see!

8:12 PM  
Blogger sue said...

3-22-08 8:13 Is she spending the night? Did she lay an egg? Hope so... Long time friend of the eagle cam....Sue..(from southern Maine)

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 3/22, 8:20 pm, EST and the eagle is on the nest in the cradle. Possibly an egg there because I believe we were told when an eagle is there at night it's because she's sitting on at least 1 egg. Keeping my fingers crossed that no odd weather occurs this year and we can really enjoy watching this miracle of nature. Please if you can put the date on your mail.
thanks,
Susan (from Massachusetts)

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:17pm EST
Decided to take a look before heading off to bed, and I think maybe there is an eagle sitting in the nest.... Hopefully not just wishful thinking. I have a hard time viewing it at night, but, it looks like a white head to the left of the y branch. It would be a good sign to be on the nest at this time of the night would'nt it?

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/22, 8:30pm EDT

Mom's bedded down in the nest. Been there for over an hour. This is great! She's facing the camera. After reading what happened today at 3pm, she's probably sleeping with one eye open? I wonder what all that was about. Any idea, Wing?

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/22, 8:34pm EDT

Wow, the camera just zoomed in on our snoozing Mom!

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonight Saturday before Easter mom is in the nest at 8;45pm.......can see her. Thats a good sign I think!

8:44 PM  
Blogger armkar1 said...

3/22/08 5:52pm PST
Mom still in the nest down in the nest bowl. She was sleeping when I left her before. Now she is awake and looking around but still in the nest bowl.
I think this might be what we all have been waiting for! Sure hope so.
I will be checking in on and off through the night and before I go to bed.
What a wonderful Easter present this will be if we do have an egg.

Wing I will continue to post each time I check in to let you know what is going on.
Watching and Keeping the Faith,
Karen In WA.
My nest is suffering but it is well worth it to me anyway! :) :)

8:57 PM  
Anonymous maineperfuse said...

9:30 PM One eagle is settled in the nest.

Today I had the pleasure of seeing two immature eagles playing above the Penobscot River. The two birds were full size, but had mottled feathers. They took turns sitting on tree branches in my yard, and then flying around each other. It was a windy day and that made for some exciting flying. At times they held their positions in midair. Like standing still on the wing. What a treat to see them.

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:49 3/21/08
She's still in the nest. Havent seen any rocking yet. Looks like she is sleeping. It was quite a treat seeing the male eagle fighting that branch this afternoon. Mom didn't seem too impressed though. Oh well I was crabby when i was expecting too. I hope the Easter Bunny makes his stop here tonight. Thanks Wing!
Deb in Pa.

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Judy, I am so thrilled that you got Dad having at that branch on video. It's just priceless. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

cj in Maine

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunday 3/23/08 5:45 AM

Mom still on nest.....she has been there all night. :o)

Sherri

5:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/23

Regarding the strange bird calls from yesterday, I'm pretty sure they were Common Ravens. If you go to Whatbird.com and pull up the Common Raven and play the call, it sounds just like what we heard yesterday.

Bill in CT

7:08 AM  
Blogger Jazbo said...

Jazbo 3/23/08 11AM Wisconsin
Looking for the web site for the Virginia eagle web cam.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is that white thing in the nest? It's located just to the right of center on the side facing the camera.
Looks like a styrofoam cup. Is that normal eagle behavior in today's world to line their nests with litter? Sad if true.

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems this week there has been more activity at the nest. Dad has been there a lot over the past couple of days, eating, working on the nest. Mom comes more often too. Maybe we are close to egg time! Week of 3/25/08

7:44 AM  
Anonymous LeeAnn said...

Hi There, this is LeeAnn from Florida and shortly after 5pm today Fri 3/28 both Momma and Poppa Eagle were on the nest. Poppa is eating something furry that he caught and Momma continues to rennovate the nest with branches. This is truly a beautiful site to behold the both of them there together. I am mesmerized and cannot think of anything else to do but watch them.

5:38 PM  
Blogger LeeAnn said...

I signed onto Eagle Can shortly after 5pm today Fri 3/28 and what a beutiful site!!!! Both Momma and Poppa were on the nest. Poppa was eating somehting furry he captured and Momma was attaching more sticks to the nest. I cannot believe how gorgeous of a sight it is to see these two beautiful Eagles live. Words cannot truly describe my feelings.

5:50 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

4/3/08 observations throughout day. Both eagles present after away fishing most of day. I am new at this observation, but it appears to me they are feeding young. Question: do the male and female sleep in the nest if there are eaglets?

3:54 AM  

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