Sunday, May 11, 2008

House Finch Cam Live!

Well in an effort to provide you with images of nesting birds, I have set-up a webcam on a nesting house finch at my house with a dedicated blog.


These birds are common around our houses and we can learn a lot about them and bird behavior from this camera.

Wing Goodale
BioDiversity Research Institute

27 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/11 @ 18:30

18:29 - Found a nesting bird.

Thanks, Wing. I also have House Finches but have never seen inside a nest. Can't wait to watch the nesting process unfold.

Whoops, no Anonymous posting offered so I could not get this to publish on the Finch blog.

JAM in IL

6:40 PM  
Blogger Maine Native said...

5/11/08 8pm ET

Did the eagles drop and egg lately? I've been tuning in for the past couple weeks and haven't even seen one of them..today they've been there forever : ) That would be crazy but at least they wouldn't get snowed on!

8:06 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

8:11 PM eastern time May 11
OK, what's going on with these two eagles...both at the nest now, mom snuggled down in nesting position and dad tidying up around her...dang, if they don't know how to drive us all nuts! Will be looking in on all the other wonderful cams, Wing, but I cannot keep my eyes off the eagles!
Thanks so much for every opportunity you have given us...the natural world is so much more interesting and exciting than anything on the stupid TV!

8:09 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

5/11/08 8:00pm EDT Logged in to a wonderful surprise. Both Eagles on the nest...spoke to soon Dad just flew off. Oh well Mom laying so nicely & comfortably in the nest bowl. Wish she was on chicks! Well I hope all the Mother Bloggers are taking it easy like her today! 8:12pm She's up and looking around. I wonder if she got breakfast in bed this morning! Dad's back moving sticks around as if there preparing for eaglets. Mom goes back to laying in nest bowl. This seems like March behavior? Very strange? There spending alot of time on the nest these last couple of days. Dad departs again, Love to see them catch the wind when they take off, wings straight out, so graceful.

Anne, NJ

8:19 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

8:26PM eastern 5/11
mom still there, no infra-red, but can still see the white head...dark and windy. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May 11 EDT 8:12 PM Mom stands up. I don’t think she likes be left alone. After some crow sounds, dad comes back and moves sticks around. Mom sits in the bowl again.

8:16 Dad flies away again.

8:25 Dad back on the nest with mom still in the nest bowl. Now the screen has gone black!!! Has the night camera failed? What a time for it to do it. Maybe someone wanted to give them a little privacy.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

8:46pm EDT 5/11/08 The Night Camera just switched off now & I cannot see if Mom's gonna spend the night. Oh well I'll check in relly early tomorrow morning, hope shes still there. Gotta Love these Eagles!

Anne, NJ

8:49 PM  
Blogger patrish said...

5/11, approx. 6:30- 7:30AM, eagle on the nest. Had to go to work.
1:58PM, Mom on Y, 2:00-2:07PM, calling, 2:09-4:48PM, I don't know if anyone saw this, but I did and was fascinated. Mom climbed way to the top of the left of the Y branch, and if you had not seen it, you would never have known she was there, calling, with raven cries in the distance. Just the tip of her tail was visible. Then, I heard an eagle cry, and she flew off.
5:45, what a beautiful closeup of the nest!
7:57, Mom in bowl, and Dad on side, Mom shifts to get comfy, Dad fixes the nest around her. 8:06, looks like she is biting his rear end! Then, Dad's off! Huh? Fly by, Mom out of bowl, 8:11, hear a raven, Dad's back, fixes nest, Mom back in bowl, Dad's off again at 8;14. Mom still in bowl.

6:38 AM  
Anonymous lyn in gorham said...

Mon, 5-12-08, 8:44 am

Mom did spend the night but there was no night vision. Please consider turning the light back on as long as there is a chance she might be there overnight. It really helps to document their behavior, which has been so unpredictable this year. THANK YOU, WING.

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/11/08 Eagle visit VIDEO Part 1

5/11/08 Eagle visit VIDEO Part 2

5/11/08 Eagle visit VIDEO Part 3

5/11/08 Eagle visit VIDEO Part 4

5/11/08 Eagle visit VIDEO Part 5

5/11/08 7:57 PM visit by Mom and Dad. Mom bites on Dad’s tall. Quite humorous.

5/11/08 Mom stays in nest until after dark

5/12/08 Eagle comes and goes 3 times bothered by Ravens 7:26

Peggy

9:03 AM  
Blogger Bald Eaglecam said...

IN regard to the night vision--I believe that the infrared illuminator had blown out a bulb, which means that we will have to climb the tree and replace the bulb at some point. We won't want to do this until August or September when the birds are away from the nest.

Wing Goodale

10:17 AM  
Blogger Bald Eaglecam said...

Also I am happy to report that the finch has hatched her first egg this morning.

Wing Goodale

10:24 AM  
Anonymous maineperfuse said...

5/11/08
3:00 PM EDT
Tuned in to see mom sitting in the nest bowl. After several minutes she moved to the edge of the nest.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May 12th

Found eagle on nest at 3:30 pm. Sounds like dad.

Looks as though camera has frozen again and no sound. Maybe it is my computer. The camera does seem to be pointing higher and higher. The nest isn’t visible now.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/12 4:18
Eagle flew from the nest after a bit of vocalizing.
Still very windy with sun shining.

J in S.P.ME

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wing--My Hero!! Thank you for the view into the lovely finches nest. You are too good to us for sharing your home (and theirs) with all of us devoted Bri followers. "See" you all at the cams
Lisa in Maine

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/12 @ 19:59

19:45 - Eagle lands in bowl. Female?

19:47 - Down but not completely. Then up again towards rim water side.

19:48 - Off to right.

19:56 - Found eagle in bowl.

19:57 - Gone

JAM in IL

8:01 PM  
Blogger amelia said...

May 13th 6.55am

Eagle in nest, right in bowl.

6:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:25 AM 5/13 EDT

Eagle still in bowl of the nest. Can just make out the head right in the center.

Bill in Conn.

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/13 8:25a.m.
Eagle tucked right down in the bowl...that's a good place to be today...soooo windy!

J in S.P.ME

8:27 AM  
Blogger cat said...

Has it been three nights in a row now that atleast one bird has spent the night in the nest?

9:11 AM  
Blogger cat said...

can someone review for us newbies how to id mom & dad?

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:25 AM 5/13

Dad (heard him call out) is still hunkered way down in the nest bowl. Just picks his head up a little once in a while.

Bill in Conn.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/13/08 9:23
Could this be the miracle that only Mother Nature could do? I have been watching the eagles stay with the nest constantly. I'm almost afraid to think it could be, because I like others don't want a broken heart. This eagle pair has amazed me for the last two years. Wing do you think there is a possible egg or two in the nest? Deb in Pa.

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

eagle just left 9:29am EDT 5/13/08

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am unable to open a live cam for viewing the finch nest. I can get the eagle cam and the loon cam just fine, but I don't find a "Watch Live" option to click on to view the finch cam.
Can someone give me advice?

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kaceeWas watching the finches and I see the finch just laid an egg today.6/6/08 Same bird or a different bird using the nest. Im confused. I couldnt find a finch blog so I posted it here.

9:42 AM  

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