Saturday, November 22, 2008

Snow on Nest!

At last this cold snap has brought us snow! Some nice views of the nest with a dusting of snow. Does anyone have dates of the earliest snowfall in previous years? I look forward to seeing eagles at the nest in the snow. Enjoy!
All the Best,
Patrick Keenan
BioDiversty Research Institute

24 Comments:

Blogger Bird Goddess said...

I'm in St. Louis for a conference and was checking in on our eagles yesterday, later in the afternoon. It looks like the cam is giving you guys some trouble again.I know how hard yo work to keep it up and running, so I have confidence it will be working soon. The nest, when covered in snow, is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen!Thanks for everything.
M

7:26 AM  
Blogger GG said...

Nov 23, 2008 11:04H (EST)

Patrick, I can't remember the snow in the past 3 yrs before Thanksgiving, but I'll check.

Here are the 2 visits so far:

Mom and Dad arrive 0626H leave 0629H


Lone eagle visits 10:05-10:22H

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/23 @ 12:10

Wow, have not been able to check on the blog lately and am pleasantly surprised to see "active conversation" as well as wonderful videos. Thank you, Patrick ... and thanks to all who participate and keep us up-to-date.

I, too, watched the PBS show and was excited to realize that, through BRI, I had learned much and could relate with first-hand observations. Found the early sex ID puzzling too J ... hope we get some more info on that.

Enjoyed reliving some favorite moments and must add a couple of my own. How many remember the first attempts at flight with the last successful hatching? I will forever have the mental image of the slow motion fall of one eaglet and our deep concern for its welfare. And, who can forget Ms. Mom bopping Mr. Mom over the head a stick!

Keep up the good work and thanks, again, for posting.

JAM in IL

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/23 @ 16:33

16:00 - found eagle in bowl eating ... perhaps plucking feathers.

16:03 - much vocalizing, looking around, back to plucking with occasional vocals.

16:18 - returned to computer and found eagle on Y branch. Eagle departed to the left. I then saw an eagle fly by water side from left to right.

JAM in IL

4:36 PM  
Blogger GG said...

23Nov 2008 1819H (EST)

Patrick - this year appears to be the earliest snow. Last year 2007 is happened on Dec 3rd and lasted forever long. In 2006 the first snow was 04Dec, and it warmed up after that. The Farmers Almanac historic shows November to be anywhere between high 30's to 50's.

Dad arrives with prey 3:32pm - calls mom, she doesn't come so he begins to eat. Then she starts calling and arrives at 3:38pm - Dad lets her have her way and he finally leaves at 3:42Pm - Mom eats (after plucking plenty of feathers and calling to Dad - guess she wanted the WHOLE BIRD. She leaves at 4:16pm.


Dad Brings prey at 1532H-Mom enters-leaves at 1617H


Enjoy
GG

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good evening everyone …11/23/08 …8:00PM
There were 3 visits today. Here are the videos of the visits

Maine Bald Eagle 11/23/08 .. 6:26 AM
maine bald eagle 11 23 08 ...10:02 am
maine bald eagle 11 23 08 ... 3:33 PM
Have a good night … Peggy

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi!

I loved the snow on the nest, and
that we didn't have any!!! :)

Yesterday, one of the eagles was
on the nest with some unfortunate animal, and he/she started calling and calling, as if telling the mate there was food? At one point the mate did come and sample the dinner, and left. Then, a wee bit later, he/she started calling again, and the eagle threw back it's head and called! I have never seen them do that, personally. It was awesome!!!

Anyone else catch this?

I really so enjoy watching this cam every day. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to make this possible.

Becky
Virginia

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrick, I canlook back thru journals but I think it was in the first two weeks of November last year!! BevL

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/24/08 3:15
Oh my gosh! Please tell me someone recorded the eagle arriving with dinner and sharing it with a crow! Yes I said sharing!! I couldn't believe my eyes. Our eagles amaze me every day!What a wonderful holiday message from our eagle.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Deb in Pa.

3:30 PM  
Blogger GG said...

24Nov 2008 1858H (EDT)

Strange eagle and Raven enter nest but it seems this pair have a friendship:


Eagle brings prey and raven joins the nest

6:59 PM  
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10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello everyone … 11/24/08 …10:56 PM

What a visit we had at the nest today. It looked to me as we had a non-resident eagle visit with company. It was so funny to watch. The Eagle came up from the right of the nest and so did the raven. Then it seemed the Raven was guarding the nest as the Eagle ate and then thought the Eagle would share with him. At 1 point the Raven chased another raven away from the nest as the Eagle continued to eat. Here are 2 gif pictures that I made and the video of the visit.

Are you gonna share?pic

No way! pic

Raven wants to share meal W/ Maine Bald eagle 11/24/08

I guess we are getting a bit of a storm tonight. Stay safe everyone and good night. …Peggy

11:11 PM  
Blogger Wizzyliz said...

Nov 25 @3:52pm

Checked in earlier today and it was a little windy with snow in the nest. This afternoon the camera is just rockin' and rollin'. WOW. I'm down here in D.C. so this weather is quite foretelling.

3:52 PM  
Blogger GG said...

Nov 26, 2008 1003H (EST)

Patrick - here were the first days of snow:
2008
Nov 22
2007
Dec 3rd
2006
Dec 4th

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:43 am est
It is Thanksgiving Day and what a surprise to see an eagle on the nest feasting!

9:44 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

11/27/08 .. 11:33am
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Here's a video from 8:26am - 8:41am this morning. I think Mom chased him from a mile away. :o)
Enjoy!
Fly For Your Life!

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone....

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saturday 11/29 8:37 lovely site eagle in nest moving sticks. Beautiful Day in Maine.Great way to have a cup of coffee in the morning. Barb~

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for those awesome gifs and clips Peggy!! you always post the most amazing stuff we miss out on! =) hope everyone had a great thanksgiving!!

DAN-MAINE

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagle at the nest today at 2:06 to 2:11pm Flew off to right

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/6  6:50amThought I'd take a little coffee break and check out the nest this a.m. and was lovin' the quiet water and sunrise.  How lucky to see an eagle fly onto the nest, 'check the fridge'(if you will) but find nothing cached away.  It left within a minute or two. And now the cam has turned to color, the water wonderfully soothing, the eagle still looking for breakfast I assume and now I must away back to work!Is activity down this week or am I just missing it?J in S.P.ME

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Carole said...

12:42 PM in SE Michigan

The nest looks so lonely - there's light snow falling and I hear some wind but it's a beautiful sight. There was lots of chatter earlier in the day but all's quiet now.

12:45 PM  
Blogger GG said...

08 DEC 2008 MONDAY 0600H (EST)

BLUE screen greets us with 12º temperature. Maybe the snow and cold temps did a naughty trick on the recording camera.

It was a nice weekend, seeing the snow and a couple of eagle visits.

Thank you BRI and Patrick!

GG

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8 December 2008

Both cameras out this morning. The refresh cam is just a solid blue and the streaming cam just stays black. Everything worked fine yesterday.

Bill in Conn.

7:32 AM  

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