Thursday, February 19, 2009

February Storm!

Hi all, We are storming in Maine! I am sorry to say that some of your posts were lost from the blog while I was reviewing them. I am very sorry for this slip of the cursor. The good news is that the eagles have been active at the nest and have shown many signs of pair bonding and nesting. Today the cam is snowed in but as someone pointed out temps are expected to increase and will hopefully clear up our view.

As for a question about light pollution. We use an infrared light and infrared setting on our camera to illuminate our nest at night. IR light is not detectable by birds and does not contribute to the light pollution that you were inquiring about. I hope that clarifies your concern.

Also, I would like to point you to our on-line community site at www.briloon.ning.com, sign in and catch up on all the happenings at the nest.

Have a great day and thanks for enjoying the cam!

Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institute

49 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's praying for our eagles to weather these storms safely and that they have a save new batch of babies soon, amen... from Sarah here in San Diego...

7:50 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

Checked in at 11:15 this morning, there was an eagle on the limb above the nest. I'll be glad when all of tis snow goes away so we don't have to worry as much.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Is anyone able to tell whether the eagles seen at the nest lately are the ones that lost the babies during that terrible storm last April, or maybe another pair that took over the nest afterwards?

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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4:00 PM  
Blogger judy said...

I still am not able to see the webcam. If anyone can help please email me at judystadler@gmail.com

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unable to view cam yesterday and today, has it been disconnected?

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monday, February 23

Nest Site # 2 cam is not transmitting.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it feels like coming home. I haven't been to the site for I don't know how long, probably around Thanksgiving. But, looking in today, I see the Y branch is broken!! Did that just happen in this storm?? It looks so barren. It sounds good that the pair is active!! I plan to 'stop in' way more often. Good to hear the sounds of the open air & wind.
Carole, in MN.

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We received 18 ins. of snow in Freedom, NH. I hope the eagles are safe in Hancock County and the wind is not blowing them away. We have 2 eagles in Effingham, NH on a shore of the river. They have been on the shore of the river for the past 2 yrs. Have yet to find their nest. Any suggestions?

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Is that our eagle nest? What happened to the Y branch? I heard you all had a big storm ... but ouch!

8:50 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

The double eagle cam is down, will be very glad when Spring gets here, enough al ready!

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the "y" branch

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Carole said...

February 25th 1:03 in Michigan

I just signed on for the first time in a few days and see that the "Y" branch is gone. No sign of the Eagles - not any chatter in the background either.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Jacklyn said...

One eagle chowin' down on something this morning! (Feb.26) Throwing pieces all around.

7:45 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

2/27/09
5:56a.m. eastern
Eagle sitting on the "y" branch, Mom I think.
temperatures have warmed up in Maine (40s..daytime) melting some snow.

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 eagle sitting on branch at 6:22 Am February 27

6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aI wondered if anyone ever updated this Blog? I can't get the other one and don't know what is going on each day since I can't read the blogs.
Help!!!!!

Barbie
2/27/09

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

022709 Would love to see a zoomed out few to see if the tree is damaged...wondering about the branch on the right. Thanks!

12:50 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

There's a web site in Cambridge, MD that has an eagle's nest with 2 eggs, 1 egg is in the process of hatching. It doesn't have a "live" camera, but it has a 25 sec. interval. www.friendsofblackwater.org/camht2.html

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did anyone else see an owl sitting on the edge of the nest a week or so ago?

9:05 PM  
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6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/05 @ 10:04

Finally ... posts! My previous posts seem to be among the missing. Was confused a bit reading these until I realized the time span covered. Great to see others are still posting on this blog.

Again I will ask ... seems that I was unable to post anonymously on Eagle Cam 2. Must we sign up to be able to read and participate?

Have not caught the eagles here for a few days. I, too, am hoping for a successful breeding and would also appreciate thoughts re our original Ms. & Mr. Mom. I have not been able to make an id of the eagles I have observed.

Thanks ...

JAM in IL

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw 2 eagles at the nest late this evening. They were looking around. The nest still has snow in it. Maybe in a couple of weeks they will nest and have eaglets in 45 days. Lets hopr so.
EG

7:34 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Friday, March 6, 9:07 EST

Eagle on Y branch, just looking around.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Friday, March 6, 9:05am EST

Eagle on Y branch, looking around.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/06 @ 09:11

08:54 - found an eagle on the base of the Y.

Thanks for the great zoom!

09:09 - Wow ... is it wishful thinking or did our beloved Ms. Mom actually look me in the eye!!

At any rate, too excited to wait and post. Hopefully, we can get an accurate id.

09:15 - she is still there.

JAM in IL

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a treat! An eagle was sitting on the branch by the tree for a good 30 minutes this morning, from around 8:50 - 9:20 a.m. EST! Somebody at BRI was manning the video camera and panned in so that we could view the eagle at a very close angle. What a treat! Thank you for starting my day off on the right foot here at work.

Kentucky woman

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/06 @ 09:21

09:19 - eagle flew off to right.

JAM in IL

9:22 AM  
Blogger Jacqueline said...

3/06/09 One lone eagle landed around 4:45...the eagle started to pick up a branch than just put it back down...the nest is a mess..and looks like now housecleaning has not been going on...eagle went on to a branch and flew off at 4:55...looks like our past residents of nest no longer are here...I thought the eagle looked differnt....young maybe?

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

March 7 - 7:55 EST

After reading everyone's comments, I learned I wasn't the only one who thought the "Y" branch was gone, but I see that it's still there. Does anyone have an explnation?

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/07 @ 18:29

Re: Cam2

I have been checking on this cam for quite a while since late afternoon. It seems the pair (? ... one larger than the other, assuming male & female) has been quietly sitting together above the nest for a very long time. It is now dark and the light into the nest bowl has been on for quite a while.

This is reminiscent of behavior observed with our original eagle pair. Has there been any practice incubation observed? Hopefully, this will come next ... followed by eggs!

Hopefully, also, we will have similar action at this original cam.

Sorry to post this here but I cannot figure out how to post anonymously on the Cam2blog.

18:38 - the pair is still holding vigil.

JAM in IL

6:39 PM  
Blogger Bald Eaglecam said...

To JAM in IL,
I think I've solved the settings issue about anonymous posting on the other blogs. Sorry for the delay on that but you should be set now. There has been a great deal of activity of late...Hopefully we will see eggs soon.
All the Best,
Patrick

3:12 PM  
Blogger Bald Eaglecam said...

Maggie, well, we think that the birds that are present the most are the same individuals. However, there was a third bird around. It interacted with the residents and then perched high to the left one day for a brief period. On our social networking site there is a video of this called "Intruder". You can visit www.briloon.ning.org to view this video.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Mim said...

3/10/10 1138
Beautiful blue ocean backdrop today.....a welcome sight after the gray cold weather we've had.
No sight of any eagles at the nest again today.....but, between the raucous ravens yesterday and the construction activity and yelling today, I should be very surprised if our eagles choose to nest here, ever!

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:21 am 3/11
Both eagles on the nest in the snow. There's another eagle flying around them and creating quite a ruckus!
The other eagle just dived bombed the eagle in the nest and they both flew off. The female? is still on the left front branch where she has sat the whole time.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:12 AM March 11th. Wow! Lots of activity on the nest site this morning. When I first tuned in, there were two eagles, one in the nest and one on the front branch. Weather looks nasty. Sounds like it may be sleet or rain. Shorty a large bird flew by the camera and both eagles were screaming. Once things quieted down, they sat next to each other (almost cuddling in the cold). At 9:18 another eagle swooped in and I think (although it happened so fast I can't be sure)that the first eagle was driven away and the new eagle landed in the nest. Within a couple of minutes, that eagle left the nest and a short while later another landed. Sorry guys but I still cannot tell these birds apart. I'm thinking the female may have been the one that stayed on the branch the whole time, but I can't be sure. Can anyone offer more?

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:12 AM March 11th. Wow! Lots of activity on the nest site this morning. When I first tuned in, there were two eagles, one in the nest and one on the front branch. Weather looks nasty. Sounds like it may be sleet or rain. Shorty a large bird flew by the camera and both eagles were screaming. Once things quieted down, they sat next to each other (almost cuddling in the cold). At 9:18 another eagle swooped in and I think (although it happened so fast I can't be sure)that the first eagle was driven away and the new eagle landed in the nest. Within a couple of minutes, that eagle left the nest and a short while later another landed. Sorry guys but I still cannot tell these birds apart. I'm thinking the female may have been the one that stayed on the branch the whole time, but I can't be sure. Can anyone offer more?

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:19 am eagle on limb (lower left) looking around during snow shower :)

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/11/09 1024
Look at this snow! And look at the two eagles sitting on a left upper branch of the nest! Lots of chattering......lots of construction activity down below....are they building a major highway thru there as it sounds? Sure hope that doesn't scare them away......
The wind is very strong, the water is whipping up the whitecaps....you can also hear nearby boats.
I'll be watching today to see how they do.......sure sounds and looks miserable up there!

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2-11, 10:55 AM:
A pr of eagles in the snow a few minutes ago...great!

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/11/09 1051
Up to the branch goes one....... and then flies off with the other joining it after a few seconds.....

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to chatter on the briloon.ning.org site there is active "fighting" going on between 3 (now some think 4) eagles for this nest. Different opinions on whether 2 males, 1 female, or 2 females, 1 male (there now seems to be a thread of two different pairs). One of the confirmed three seems to be original Dad and a new female, the other may be the original Mom. So, we watch and wait to see what happens. In MHO if there are two pairs they may be the original Dad and his new lady and the original Mom and her new mate. Fingers crossed the territorial dispute is resolved in time for egg-laying.
Cathy in Maine

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/12/09 1:30 pm
I tuned in to see two eagles on nest - one adult and the other looked like a yearling. Seemed to be molting feathers on chest and head. Head was not the snow white that we see on the adults but the darker feathers of the younger birds.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/14/09 0808
There must be something I'm missing.....I've checked quite a few times, but there is no updated blogging. Is there another site where we can do this?
Very little signs of our eagles, is this a bad sign?
Hope to read others observations asap!

8:11 AM  
Blogger sue in florida said...

3/13 8:30'ish a.m.
There is an eagle sitting in a branch just off the nest. My first sighting! Hurrah!
sue in florida

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The picture and quality of the video is outstanding! Great job BRI!

8:51 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

3/14/09, 6:30p

Thanks very much, Bald Eaglecam, for your reply. I was hoping that they were the same pair. I'm going to check out the "Intruder" video right now!

Thanks again -- I think you guys are nothing short of AMAZING!

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

03/15 @ 13:44

Almost missed seeing the eagle sitting far left on the left Y. Don't know how long it has been there.

I have been concerned about lack of activity at this nest. Hopefully, someone else has more productive sightings than I. This is still my favorite cam and I look forward to a successful breeding, hatching, and fledging this year!

12:49 - eagle still there. Stretched a bit.

JAM in IL

1:50 PM  

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