Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Snow and Food!

Hi all,
I see that one of the eagles is tearing apart a carcass at the nest this morning. It is also snowing a bit. The weather is predicted to be dismal to miserable for the next few days so this could be an important meal for this bird. Thanks for all your posts and I look forward to hearing from you.
All the Best,
Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institute

43 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/9 9:40amGreat to see the eagle on the nest pulling apart something yummy. As I enjoy my left-over chocolate donut, I wonder how the birds 'feel' the oncoming bad weather...ya know how you always see all the gulls grouped onshore when we're expecting bad weather. Do they feel an air pressure change? Since it's so mighty cold too early in December I wonder about them feeling the cold; I'm sure a full crop & a roost in deep pines help. Whadda ya think anyone?

J in S.P.ME

9:42 AM  
Blogger Wizzyliz said...

Yes, Yes, Yes! I see the eagle chowing down. Eat up! Haven't seen any birds in the nest when I've checked in. What a treat. And the falling snow is beautiful.

And thanks, BRI, for keeping the Eaglecam up and running.

-Liz (W,DC)

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is so great to see the birds back at the nest for awhile. I've been watching the beautiful scene on and off for most of the morning and even saw Dad on the Y branch (think it was Dad as he was smaller than "Mom" who is eating in the nest).
Roxy in NC

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/9/08 11:50 AM ET

Patrick,

I brought the stream cam up around 9:15 and the eagle was already on the nest having breakfast. He stayed for about an hour, but no sign of the other eagle. I believe it was the male on the nest.

Bill in Conn.

11:53 AM  
Blogger GG said...

09Dec2008 12:13PM (EST)

Eagle brings prey to eat, Mom spies him and makes a sneak attack (believe it's the intruder eagle) - Mom eats for nearly 1 hr, calls to Dad and he comes in for leftovers.
0854H-1009H - video approx 9 mins.


Eagle with Prey - mom makes sneak attack


Enjoy!
GG

12:13 PM  
Blogger Bird Goddess said...

Good to know that our eagles are still around. We have watched them pull through some pretty severe weather, so we are all hoping their strength is available to take them through another Maine winter.
Keeping us posted is just as important as our keeping you posted! Thanks again.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/9  3:43pmSpeaking of food for the eagle...How much food does it need for daily survival - I'm sure food keeps you warm on cold days so variables exist...but I wonder how long that good meal it ate this morning will last. I watched it eat for about 25 min. before I had to leave & it was busy before I started watching, so it must've been a healthy meal. Just wondering......

J. in S.P.ME

3:49 PM  
Blogger Aline said...

Both birds were on the nest at 10:00am EST one had already eaten at the carcass and the other came for it's share while the first was on branch cleaning up his talons and beak. :-)
2008-12-09

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/10 3:43 pm
No bird on the nest but the wind has quieted down some! During the morning I was able to see a good-sized limb on the right side of the nest that looked like it had freshly snapped. It was only visible when the wind blew the tree so hard that the right side was in view. Whew!

J in S.P.ME

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/11  7amMy still shows an eagle on the nest eating away at some yummy morsel but my live is down...only a black screen w/ no audio. Dang...

J in S.P.ME

7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning … The cam was down for awhile this morning but the 15 second updater page was working. So I took some snapshots and made a video of our interesting morning. First we had 2 different eagle visits then a raven or a crow landed on the nest and while that bird was on the nest a juvie landed. The juvie looked to be 2 or 3 years old. Then mom and dad came into the nest and the crow/raven and juvie left. Very exciting to watch. Thank you Patrick!

12 11 08 Raven, Juvie, Maine Bald Eagles ..................

12 10 08 315 pm Bald Eagle Visit's Maine Nest

12 09 08 Maine Bald Eagles visit nest and bring in prey 8:55 AM

Hope everyone stays safe in this nasty storm we have coming our way … Peggy

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello
I thought I would share a couple of interesting pics with everyone
Have a good night ….. Peggy
Juvie 1 Pic
Juvie 2 Pic
Juvie 3 Pic
Eagle yelling at raven flying by
Eagle Pic

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/11... Approx. 8:30AM... a juvenile eagle and a crow share the nest, eating. The younf adult chases the crow away. A minute later, 2 adult eagles chase him from the nest and stay a while, not too long, and fly away.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Turtlemom said...

Several days last week around 8-8:30 am, I observed both eagles on the nest. One eagle was doing something on the nest and the other was sitting on the fringes.

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We saw a female perched right in front of our house at Sebago lake and Saturday 12/13. We are wondering if this could be the same Eagle who lives in this nest?

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/15  11amSaw an eagle on the nest this am around 7 - it looked to be picking at something in the nest, I thought maybe eating but now at 11a.m. I see an eagle again & it's doing at bit of stick work. I wasn't able to catch if it brought a new stick in or was just re-arranging for the holidays. It had landed and stayed for a few min., then flew off only to return a few min. later...so maybe it did bring in a new stick.

I also saw an eagle way up to the left on the Y-branch yesterday afternoon around 3pm I think. Just sitting for about 20 min. Then flew. It was nice to see them around after the horrible weekend we had in the southern part of the state.

J in S.P.ME

11:14 AM  
Blogger GG said...

Dec 15, 2008 1321H (EST)

Dad begins some morning nestorations and brings twigs, and nest bowl materiel to nest.


Dad makes 3 trips - works on nest


Enjoy!
GG

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have not been able to view the cam at all this season. It always comes up an error. Any suggestions

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/18  8:40amWow, I've been good and was rewarded with 3 visits from the eagles this morning!  Saw one on the Y branch around 6:35 as day dawned - it flew after a few min.Then again around 7:15 both were there one on the Y branch and one in the nest bowl maybe eating...the live feed & audio are in & outNow at 8:40 one is in the nest bowl looking like it's eating but again audio & video are in & out so it's hard to tell.   Lots of activity on this sunny cold morning.J in S.P.ME

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/18  11:20 amWell it appears the eagles are really all about the nest today, caught one, maybe female, on again this morning.....and after listening to the screaming going on I saw another adult cruising the nest.  Looks like there's been so much activity this morning because they've been guarding their territory. An adult tried to enter from the left side but was yelled off. (Do you regular bloggers remember Wing telling us last year that birds will fight first w/ their voices before having to resort to fist-a-cuffs?)
As I've been writing this the bird has been off then on now off the nest again, but calling frequently.

J in S.P.ME

11:38 AM  
Blogger GG said...

Dec 18 2008 1256H (EST)


Mom Defends nest Dec 18


Enjoy
GG

12:56 PM  
Blogger barbelle156 said...

I didn't see eagles on the nest yet today. A beautiful but cold day in Maine. I'm hoping to see the eagles soon. For all who are interested, Wavelit is now back on line.

10:48 AM  
Blogger GG said...

Dec 19, 2008 2:38PM (EST)

Dear ANONYMOUS - can't view the nest??

Try using this link (and bookmark it for future reference):


BRI Live cam


Enjoy the eagles!
GG

2:38 PM  
Blogger GG said...

19 Dec 2008 2:55PM (EDT)

Here were the 2 earlier videos from Wednesday and prior to the NEST ATTACK (already posted):
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Both Parents 18 Dec

Dad struggles with twig

Enjoy!
GG

2:55 PM  
Blogger LinskiZ said...

Help! For weeks I have not been able to view the EagleCam. My Windows Media Player always gives me an error message. I called a friend who is a computer whiz to help me understand why. He said that there is a problem on NWF/BRI end because he tried from 2 different computers at his house and couldn't access it either. He and I have different ISP's so I'm sure hoping that the problem can get fixed before the Eagles start nesting. I've been watching for several yrs. and will be hugely disappointed if I can't watch again this year. Thanks in advance for helping get me connected again. Linda Z. in Philomath, OR

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/21  7:20 a.m.Well here we are bracing for a "welcome to winter" nor'easter, and Patrick, your post from 12/9 is an exact repeat of what is happening right now! At 7a.m. I checked in to see an eagle on the nest with a large meal - I watched it eat for 20 min before it flew to the Y branch, sat for a bit then flew.   It's already snowing here and at the nest...look out this evening when winds will gust high and snows will accumulate.  Patrick, do you know how eagles protect themselves in severe storms?  Do they ride them out deep in trees or just go about their business?

Stay warm all and Happy Holidays
J in S.P.ME

7:27 AM  
Blogger grandmaalice said...

I have watched the cam for a few years now and this year I am not able to get windows media to open it. Is anyone else having this problem? Would appreciate any information that will help me to enjoy the cam again.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!!!

Nest is covered completely with snow! What a beautiful sight, like a Christmas card. Merry Christmas Mr. and Mrs. Eagle, we're all looking forward to Springtime!

6:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grandmaalice, you may be using the old link with the larger screen. Here's a link to the new cam. Hope it works for you.
http://www.briloon.org/watching-wildlife/eagle-cam.php

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

A video of the quick visit on Christmas morning around 7:22 a.m. :-)

Video

7:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas morning

Around 6:45a.m. both eagles flew to the nest, looked like they hoped to find bits of food but after foraging around for a few min. one flew to the Y branch, sat then was gone after only 2 or 3 min. The other followed suit moving to the Y branch but sat for a longer time befor leaving a little after 7a.m.

It's a blustry but beautiful day, get out and enjoy.
J in S.P.ME

7:47 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

12/25/08 ... 3:00pm

Merry Christmas Everyone

Mom and Dad visited to wish us all a Merry Christmas. Listen at the very beginning and you'll hear Mom scream "Merry Christmas" as they arrive. :o)
Merry Christmas Visit by Mom & Dad

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/25 2p.m.

A little visit from mom & dad this Christmas day. Hope all had a happy day with loved ones in their nest.

J in S.P.ME

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Carole said...

December 26 - 8:32 in Michigan

It looks like a sunny day after Christmas and there's a squirrel making himself at home in the nest. I hear the crows calling in the distance but no sign of the Eagles which a good thing for the squirrel.

8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have not been able to access the nest either!! I also have watced for 2 years with no problems. I watch several other nests with no problems!! I'm very frustrated. Can anyone give me some help?
Thanks.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Carole said...

December 30th

Reply to Anonymous:

If you're using AOL that might be your problem. Try using Internet Explorer or one of the other ones to access the site. I had a problem viewing some videos sent to me and tried Explorer instead of AOL and it worked.

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dec 30, 08 - 415pm

Try this link for LIVE VIDEO:

http://www.briloon.org/watching-wildlife/eagle-cam-live.php

4:15 PM  
Blogger grandmaalice said...

Just want to say thank you for the link to the cam I can once again enjoy watching. I assume though that the large windows media is no longer available. I liked the large view but am just glad to have anything.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we're sitting here watching the nest for eagles, and would you believe...a gray squirrel climbs up and forages through the eagle nest! fascinating, as we've never seen or heard of such a thing! it turned out to be the only activity on the nest but fun to see. watch for it, it may return again looking for tidbits left by the eagles!

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1-2-09, FRI: I had trouble getting a live video as well... so, thanks for the briloon address. It works!! and I was spoiled by the large window in the Player, but it's great to see!! Happy New year to ALL - am really looking forward to see what happens this year! Sure helps to pass the winter, esp THIS one.
Carole, MN

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jan. 2, 2009
1:30 pm CST

Eagle calling off camera but no visual while I was watching (about 8 minutes).

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/3/09

looks like the IR cams have been activated. Must be getting close to some night activity. Can hear the female off in the distance.

Bill in Conn

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Janice said...

I was spoiled by the larger viewing window too. You can make the window larger but it distorts the picture to much. I enjoy watching anyways. Fingers and toes are crossed hoping for a successful nesting season for our eagles. Where are they anyways??

Happy New Year Wing, Patrick and fellow Eagleholics.

8:42 AM  

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