Thursday, April 22, 2010

No nesting this year?

Hi All,

Despite frequent visits hopes for nesting are diminishing as the season progresses.

Regarding a few questions that we have received:

(1) It is not possible to determine whether these birds are the same as last year or in years past. Some webcam watchers are confident in their ability to identify individual eagles based on certain feather pattern characteristics. These methods should be used with the most caution.

Notably on the BRI eaglecam2 the female of the pair is in fact banded and is likely the same bird that nested at this site last year.

(2) Based on sounds I do suspect that there has been some activity or a repair of some type near the microphone at this site. I've not been able to make a visit personally but do know of nearby buildings. It is important to note that the microphone is located some distance from the nest. Based on the behavior of birds at this site in the past it seems unlikely that limited sound and ground traffic would deter birds from using this site. However, it is not possible to completely rule this out.

Thanks for the posts and keep your fingers crossed for a late season nesting attempt.

Until Next Time,

Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institute


Anonymous Anonymous said...

04/23 @ 10:29

Thanks, Patrick, for the update. This is still my favorite nest and I continue to hope for an eagle pair to agree!


10:33 AM  
Anonymous FS said...


12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darn it! Another year.

6:03 AM  
Blogger Bald Eaglecam said...

Hi FS, I think it is because you are watching our eaglecam two...where birds are nesting!

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

approx. 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM. on Sunday, May 23rd. Grand and glorious day! I've been watching this eagle on the Y Branch for over an hour today. It's the first time I've seen one in a LONG time. It was calling out from time to time.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/23/10 4:40 PM...I can't believe how crazy this blue jay is...he is trying(2 times)to take over the nest by flying around and even right at the eagle, who is still there for yet another hour! I can't pull myself away!

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5-30-10 7:55 pm
Both eagles in nest, moving twigs and sticks around. Isn't it a little too late for them to mate and raise chicks?
Judy in Western Maine

7:56 PM  
Blogger amelia said...

Beautiful eagle preening!!

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Becky in TN (fromely PA) said...

7/4/2010 I believe it has been 4 years now, that some of us watched as Big and Little fledged on the 4th of July. It was an amazing year. It was the first year I watched the cam (might have been its first year), and it inspired and intrigued me so very much. We can only hope that there will be more productive years ahead for this pair and nest. But we all know, "Life is all about changes, nothing ever stays the same". Well, Big and Little, I still think about you guys, and I hope life has been good to you.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/25 ~10:45 How nice to walk by the computer screen & see an adult eagle on the nest battling the wind! It stayed for a few more minutes and then lifted up & let the wind take it off to the left. Reassuring to see a visitor now & then.
J. in S.P.ME

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/13 am
Just wanted to record a flurry of activity this morning from sun-up til maybe after 7:30 or so. Also yesterday saw some activity with both eagles there at one point in the early evening.
Would love to have a little refreasher of what the eagles who will spend the winter here may be up to this fall as they prepare for winter.

J. in S.P.ME

9:38 AM  
Blogger Dutch Eagle Fan said...

Is this Blog still maintained?
I have a question: What is wrong with the webcam settings.The image is either too bright or too dark. Saw an Eagle at around 3 pm this afternoon, checked the weather is was partly sunny. But it looked as if it was close to sundown.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to all at BRI who have done a great job getting this nest back to our viewing eyes. And how great to see eagles visiting & protecting the nest as winter finds its way.
Thanks all.
J in S.P.ME

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sat., Jan. 15th, Approx. 9:30-10:30 AM...Both on nest...I think it was Mommy eating and Daddy on the Y branch...They are back! My class and I saw them Thursday also!

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunday, Jan. 16th, 12:55 PM-1:35 PM...Mom and Dad on the Y branch...1:35-Dad flies off...3:45-Mom flies off.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok 2011 whats happening with our eagle nest and eagles??

7:20 PM  

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