Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Latest Eagle Nesting in Maine

I have had an email correspondence with Charlie Todd of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. He told me that the latest date of eagle nesting in Maine was May 6th. This indicates, that although it is unlikely the birds will renest, that there is still an outside possibility. Please keep up all your great observations to let us know if the birds are visiting the nest site.

As far as the sound, what you are hearing is Internet noise. I have turned down the gain a bit, and perhaps it will be a little better.

Another update on our fundraising. When I made my earlier post, I was looking at the wrong numbers. Our actual donations are $12,500. This is a great start on our $50,000 campaign. Thank you for all your support!

I also wanted to let you know that we are exploring another project, which if the logistics come together, may be up and running next week. I will keep you posted!

Wing Goodale, BioDiversity Research Institute


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wing, thank you for the update and information on the chance (praying for it) that "our" eagles may renest. There certainly has been more activity on the nest in the last 2 days than there had been since they lost the baby(s).
I'm bummed to hear that the donations are not as high as originally thought, but with this group of eagle "junkies" we can make it happen, even if we have to nickel and dime that fund all the way to the goal!
H in Mi

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Checked the nest twice this morning very briefly and in that short amount of time I saw a fly by and lots of calling from the male eagle(raspy). Last night they were very vocal and close to the nest but not in sight of the camera. I like the camera at any angle since they are not nesting at this time. Thank you again, Chapin

9:35 AM  
Blogger rob said...

At least one blogger has mentioned the existence of another eagle cam. In case I missed it, would he/she kindly give the rest of us its URL so others can enjoy it, too?

And a point about mercury-- Wing, am I correct that the technology exists right now that could be used to remove the mercury produced by the coal-fired electric plants before it leaves the smokestacks?

Rob in Key West, FL

10:12 AM  
Blogger pds said...

10:28pm EST 4/26/07
I am hearing the eagles calling quite a bit in the last 40 minutes, especially one I am assuming is "our" male. Haven't seen them yet.

The camera angle/zoom seems perfect to me. IF there should be another laying, then moving in closer would be nice.


10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:10 to 10;20 EST

I'm sitting here watching an empty nest when all of a sudden I here Mom calling out loud, as anything. It was like she was in the same tree or very,very close. I'm not sure but I believe Dad was there too with his weaker voice.

She sounded like she might have been yelling at a predator, or she needed immediate help from Dad. It was that constant calling without letting up, until she settled down a little.

Would they have laid eggs in another nest so close by? That's what she sounded like she was defending. Just a thought.

Thank for being so good to us Wing,
Sue in MD

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:40am EST

I just made an entry 20 min. ago and I check the nest one more time before I go, now I can hear Dad talking in the same area where Mom was just talking from. Are these two guarding the same thing? or maybe just eating? Any thoughts?

Sue in MD

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

04/25/07.. Morning everyone. Have not seen alot of fly bys but did enjoy putfiles. com's video on the 24th. Thanks Will. I like the cam close, but Wing knows that, but whatever makes the majority happy!! I do miss seeing them at the nest up close. Thanks Wing for the great updates.. Bev

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case my eagle cam listing is the one you are looking for it is:
Great still shots this morning of breakfast for the babies. The cam is on and off. Nice site. Bartons Cove, Gill MA.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Wing. Thanks for all that you are doing. I have tried calling the BRI phone number to make a donation, but nobody ever called me back. Maybe others are having the same issue. Is there a special extenstion for donations?
Sandy in Florida

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm hoping your 'logistics' work out as well cause I can't wait to see what we're going to learn about next .....osprey?...another eagle!!!...have you found a peregrine??? I'm sure it'll be cool.
I'm sure you know the Wolfe Neck osprey are back (although I haven't visited since the storm) and I'm pretty sure the ones at SMCC are too. I don't think I've ever seen young there though. Good luck
J in S.P. ME

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the URL for the Web Cam in Hampton Roads, VA. It is down today for maintenance, but please check it out. These Eagles two years in a row have had triplets! There is a Female and two males this year, and they are doing well, and are expected to fledge around memorial day.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Lori - ME said...

Good Afternoon Wing & Bloggers!

YIKES... I like the other fundraising figure better Wing BUT I have every confidence that we will get to the goal.
Are the eagle donations solely for the eagles/eaglecam or are the eagle & loon funds combined?

I have seen and heard both Mom & Dad in and around the nest. Dad visits the nest more often than Mom though Dad did recently entice her in with a meal :o)
I really don't think that they will re-nest this year because they aren't bringing in sticks or nesting material and haven't been making any 'nestorations' on their wind-blown nest. Dad has moved a few sticks here and there but nothing to indicate that they are going to nest again. I think that they are going to have a summer of R&R which is probably a good thing for both of them.

Hmmm, a new project huh? Falcon or osprey perhaps? Looking forward to the loons soon and so hoping for a less stressful & successful season this year.

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PUFFINS!!! I forgot the Puffins! Maybe those flying footballs will be on our screen soon - that'd be neat
J in S.P. ME

4:28 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Wednesday, 4/25 4:44 PM ET
It sure has been a very quiet, lazy, hazy day at the nest site. I've been watching the cam on and off for most of the day and sadly haven't caught audio or visual confirmation of mom or dad.

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-25-07 Thanks Wing for the update.
I feel as Lori that I don't think they are going to renest this year. They are around but not at the nest enough to be maintaining it. Is it possible that they have nested in another tree? I don't know how long it takes to build a nest but I would imagine longer than a week. Is there any way from the building where your equipment is that you can observe the two trees to see if there could possibly be another nest? I will have another donation coming in next month.
Thanks so very much for all your imput.If you are going to put in different camera's when will that be done? This summer while they are not nestin?
I love the updates. That way we are not just speculating as to what is happening. Again this is the best thing that has happened for us in a long time.
Last summer while camping in IN with my grandsons we saw what we thought were eagles but they turned out to be Osprey's There were at least 2 young in the nest that we could see. Again the Eagles are so neat and to be able to view them up close. And that everybody can hear the Mom or Dad and be able to tell them apart. I am still getting too much feed back to hear them good but after listening to the wind I just enjoy watching the almost still tree. pp

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep on blogging! I think that will help the fundraising. People will be interested in the observations everyone makes. I'm hooked!

It was a relief on Tuesday to hear and see the male on the nest. 3:44 eastern. He didn't stay long, but my heart leapt at his sight.

I never thought I would get so attached to the critters. :)

Go Eagles!

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today....back to my original thought. Is it possible the baby fell from the nest and they are taking care of it close by? Maybe they moved it to a nearby roost with the bad storm? Wing,Is there a way to confirm that in-fact there is no more baby(s)? Seems there vocal behavior lately makes me think there defending something and there doing it out of the nest. Also the past couple of days I listened very closely and heard strange peeps (eaglet chick)sounds. Just wishfull thinking I guess. Please ALL....listen closely and give feedback. My next donation will be on Friday.....
Anne, NJ
4/25/07 8:54est

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found a good way for you guys here to raise some funds. It is called It is run by But the guys here at BioDiversity Research Institute need to sign up for it to work. Just go the website and it explains everything. Hope you guys can do it.

1:37 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

It is 5:54 AM Thursday. One of the birds is sitting on the branch up toward the water....looking around. Hopefully, we will see more of them. Thank God MOM and DAD are doing better.

5:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Observed an eagle perched near the nest at 6:00 AM today (4/26).

Karen ... Salem MA

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:04 a.m. 4/26/07 - Both eagles in nest rearranging and strenghening the nest.

Pam, Exeter, ME

6:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting, both eagles on the nest rearranging sticks. Shall we have a renesting? I have a gut feeling these eagles are going to try again. I'm sure someone is getting this on video.
6 AM, 4-26-07

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

603 am I am watching both of them rearrange the nest. Both appear in good health. They are eating together and just seem to be chilling. I wish the zoom was working. Thank you for letting us observe these beautiful birds.
Lori in PA

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... 6am both eagles on the nest...moving sticks around....somethings going on...hoping for the best....will contribute as soon as i can..great site and blog...thank you Wing and BRI....Joe from woburn ma

6:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful this morning,they both were on the nest.At 6.00 They were eating. Such a sight.Hope they stay.

6:13 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

April 26, time 6:19a.m. Eastern. Both Mom & Dad Eagles on the nest.

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning once again.....

It is 6:15 A. and it has been a good morning so far, watching both eagles busy working at their nest. I first spotted one eagle at 5:34. She/he stayed on the nest for five minutes, picking around in the cavity of the nest, then flew onto the limb close by. The eagle perched there until 6:03. I watched intently. It preened its feathers but did not budge. It never called out, I was beginning to wonder if something had happened to its mate and, once again, was in mourning. However, at 6:03, in flies its mate. What a beautiful sight. They perch on the limb, side by side.

All is well on the waterfront.

Both eagles then fly onto the nest and start to arrange sticks, etc. on the nest. they are content. Are they planning on another heart wants it to be true but researaching tells me that they also visit the nest many times during the season to reconstruct and reenforce the nest. The next few days will tell.

It is now 6:25 and as I send this off, I can report that both eagles are still on the nest....It is 33 degrees in Hancock County this morning and our eagles are enjoying the early morning. It seems peaceful there, very tranquil, very quiet. No sounds from the birds, just the wind wispering through the trees and the sound of the water. is nice to have our family back home again.

Have a great day......


At this point,

6:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning, It is April 26 and wanted to write to what I observed. I signed on at around 6am and was checking the nest. I see both Male/Female at the nest. They first were on branches looking around then at 6:15am the Female flies into the nest and the male follows. The appear to be rearranging sticks. Then go and eat some prey they have in there.
The Female finishes flies back to the side and male con't to eat. At 6:24 both are still at the nest.

6:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may be a good time to have the cam in closer, at least for a few days. I would love to see just how they weave their nest together and what is brought in. It is history in the making for me as I have never been able to watch it happening live. I have always been amazed at the material a bird chooses to make a nest....this would be another chapter in the learning process.

Whatever way is decided, I am grateful to have had the insight that Wing and BRI has afforded me.

Thanks again.


6:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 6:20 AM on 4/26, Both Mom and Dad were at the nest. One of them was doing some work on the nest. Could they possibly be getting ready for another round?

Derrick in Delaware

6:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 6:27 AM on Thursday the 26th and I'm seeing both the male and female cleaning house, so to speak. Let's hope they try again....

6:29 AM  
Blogger thundersong said...

Good morning Wing and other naturalist observers. I'm very excited to see both eagles spending time together at the nest early this morning, from about 5:45 AM to present (6:30 AM). It looks like they're working on the nest too.
Mark in Caribou Maine.

6:29 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

April 26, time 6:29a.m. Eastern. Both the eagles are very busy working on the nest still. Moving sticks and twigs around and checking out the nest bowl.
Wing, could the camera be zoomed in just a bit??
Eagles are still on the nest and have been busy working, for over 10 minutes. We can only hope..

6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still on the nest at 6.30.Looks like they are fixing it up. Hope so.Maybe some little ones coming.

6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

26th 6.30 am. There are two bald eagles on the nest. One definitely cleaning and moving sticks around. Is this a good sign?

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:35 a.m. and both eagles are at the nest doing some stick arranging. What a great picture of the 2 of them looking so majestic as the sun is coming up.

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tuned in this morning at 6:41 and both Eagles are at the nest. The female appears to be fixing it up....Perhaps there is a chance for a new family this year. Thanks for the updates Wing....

6:42 AM  
Blogger JO said...

Good Morning: Quite the sight this a.m.(6:20) Both eagles on the nest, looks like they're making repairs. Could it be??? What a beautiful sight, one in the nest and one on the "y" branch, looking out to the water. It's a good morning!

Ward, Massena, NY

6:45 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

April 26, time 6:44a.m. Eastern. Both eagle still on the nest. Dad busy working with stick and twigs, while Mom sits out on limb towards the water.
Come on folks, send in those Donations, please. This is something really worth watching.
Looks like, the Eagles may try again.

6:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:40, 4/27/07 - They've been on the nest for a long while now. Female is on a branch and the male is working hard at the nest. (At least I hope I got the sexes right).

I've enjoyed watching them this morning. Watching the eagles tend chicks is fascinating but for some reason I found their behavior this morning to be equally so. Thanks again, Wing. Now I'm off to work and hope to find more info about what happened to today on the blog this evening.

Pam, Exeter, ME

6:46 AM  
Blogger Linda in Maine said...

6:40 AM 4/26
Just can't leave this this morning-my first 2 entried. The female is in the nest and is movigin branches about. The male continues to sit on a branch overhead and watch out over the water. Thsi is exciting, isn't it? Doesn't this mean somethign good?

Linda in Maine

6:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/26/07 When I turned the eagle cam on this morning, I got a wonderful surprise..both adults in the nest, rebuilding!!! Thanks for the update about the possibility of "our" eagles renesting. I am just happy to know that they are both ok. Over the past several days, I have heard much calling between the two adults in the nest area, and have been very happy to at least hear them, but how wonderful it is to see the two of them together. They have been working for about an hour now, and both still there altho the male is on the branch looking around. Thanks again Wing for keeping us updated. Cheryl

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:45 Maine time April 26

Checked in on the nest as I do every day and both Mom and Dad were home. Dad was looking out over the water and Mom was in the nest bowl doing some cleaning. It looked human-like in that Dad was watching sports and Mom was housekeeping. Brought a smile to my face as I watched for a minute and wanted to share with you.
Take care all,
Lisa in Maine

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just opened the site and both Eagles are at the nest. It's 6:50AM

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning Wing, et al.,
Turned on the live feed at 6:45 AM 4/26, for a look at what I anticipated was going to be a nest/ocean shot. To my utter delight, Mom and Dad were on the nest. It appeared that Dad was on the branch and Mom was standing perched on the nest, doing some rearranging at times. The sound was only that of another bird locally such as a crow or other. Beautiful shot. If I knew how to capture it I would to share. They are both still there just sitting, no talking. I have to choose between being late to work or giving up the view. It was great to see both live on nest. First time since storm I have seen both at the same time.

Have a great day, I guess economics wins out.
Barb, PA

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had a copulation at 6:55 AM,

6:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, so after I logged off they were appearing to copulate on the branch abovfe the nest so I had to log back in to tell you. I have not witnessed this before so I could be wrong. Maybe a new nesting????
Have a good day.
Barb, PA

6:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 6:56 AM, I saw Mom and Dad mating. This is the first time I have ever witnessed such event.
Hope this is helpful.

Derrick in Delaware

6:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/26/07 Just saw the eagles copulate!! Yeah!! We may see babies yet this year!!! The two adults have been on the nest and rebuilding since I turned it on at 6:15 AM, and just copulated at 7 AM. Very cool. Cheryl

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thursday 6:30 am.
Mom and Dad both on the nest. Dad on far branch looking out over the ocean. Mom repairing the nest. Then almost 7:00 saw them copulating at the nest! Oh how exciting is this!!!! Deb In Pa.

7:00 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

April 26, time 6:55a.m. Eastern. We think, that the eagles just mated again, on the limb looking out over the water. Both eagles now sitting on the limb

7:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thurs., 6:00-7:00 Eastern: I observed both
eagles on the nest moving sticks
around and mating at 6:55. Maybe
they are getting ready to have a
new family! That would be amazing!

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 7am on Thursday, the 26th, and both eagles are sitting just above the nest. This is the first time I've seen both of them at the nest at the same time since the storm. Even though it is unlikely that they will try again this year, it's nice to see them keeping the territory.

7:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:03am EST THURSDAY 4/26 -- 2 eagles perched side by side looking at the ocean on the branches above the nest! Wonderful to see!

Dawn, NY

7:05 AM  
Blogger gigi said...



7:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/26, 7:00 a.m. EST.

What a beautiful sight this morning. The sun shining on the water and both eagle sitting quietly beyond the nest.
J in WV

7:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just saw eagles mating again this am around 6:55, they have been working on nest since befor 6 am moving sticks ect. don't know for sure what it means, bu they seem serious about it. mary g

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/26 7:10 am both our eagles are sitting queitly on a limb at the nest site

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ive been online watching since 6:15 the eagles took turns fixing the place up was wondering if its spring cleaning or ...maybeeee their gonna nest again..ive been thinking romantic thoughts at them....and they just mated!!!!!oh im so excited ...not much loud vacalizations during nest cleaning just squeaky low whispers...but she was screaming while they mated!!!!!!also the live cam is on @ 20 sec delay from 15 sec update cam? oh im so happy...they shoud be on nest now?or soon? if i am probly ought to zoom in ...thank you wing and everyone...oh well got phone calls to make...gotta tell everyone

7:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

eagles mated...can you zoom in now?its 7:15 they r sitting there so peaceful.....they mated!!!!!!

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/26/07 7:15am
From the Pinelands in NJ

Beautiful sunrise silhouette of the eagle pair perched near the nest.

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a beautiful Spring morning in Maine. Both the eagles are sitting on the branch on the side of the nest, this is the first time I have seen them in a few days.
Alison, China Maine

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a video
Maine Bald Eagle Couple Copulates this morning at 6:55 April 26th 2007 after woring doing nest restauration.

Have a great day.

aline Paquet
Québec City
7:23 am EDT

7:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sight for sore eyes this morning! Looks like they have come home.After watching the empty nest it was making me sad looking at it and this morning both are home 7:27amEST.

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thurs. 4/26 7:15 a.m. Maine time. :)

So thrilled to pull up the website this morning and see that both parents are sitting near each other by the nest. Oh so wonderful to see them both again instead of fleeting glimpses! Totally addicted to this site and web cam!!! Thanks so much to everyone that makes this happen. 7:25 a.m. and they are still there! :)

Sher in Kenduskeag

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thursday 7:28 AM: both birds sitting on branch next to nest!

7:28 AM  
Blogger Mom said...

7:25 AM EDT

Both eagles on branches at the nest! Just chillin' out facing the water. I wonder what's on their minds ... nice to see them there together! I can't hear much of anything, though.

Diana in Fairfield, Conn.

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow...What a great morning for the eagle cam. I turned on ar 6:37am and the eagles were on the nest moving limbs and just house cleaning. One sat on the limb while the other did some cleaning. It is now 7:33 and they are still there. This has been the best morning since the storm. Oh and by the way I did catch the two doing something on the limb besides sitting. Hopefully everyone tuned in to see all the action.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

04/26 @ 07:25

Oh, what a glorious morning! Finally, 2 eagles at the nest. Here is what I have observed:

06:25 - opened BRI and found an eagle on the still. By the time I had live feed, both eagles were there. One was busy nest arranging the water side edge while the other was perched either on the branch or nest edge, camera side ... my left. I assumed Mr. Mom was busy as he often fusses with the nest. However, when the other eagle moved to the water edge, it seemed the busy beaver was larger and, therefore, possibly Ms. Mom.

06:50 - Ms. Mom still busy. Mr. Mom on y-forked branch enjoying the water view.

06:55 - Ms. Mom joined Mr. on branch ... they sat side by side (looked as though they were actually touching).

06:56 - Mating! Yes, definitely was Ms. Mom arranging the nest. Mr. Mom then moved further up the branch towards the water.

07:03 - Ms. Mom doing a little grooming.

07:32 - Both are still on the forked branch enjoying the water view.

This is a long stay at the nest. What a wonderful sight ... both of them!

Have a great day, everyone.


7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both have been on the nest since I checked at 6 AM. Female started house cleaning then the male took over rearranging the sticks for at least 45 min. At 7:30 both are sitting on the limb looking out to sea.

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its been one hour and fifteen minutes both eagles on nest entire time took turns sprucing up nest then they mated and are still sitting serenly looking out over the water....i have things to do but cannot tear myself from watching these magnificent birds,,here we go again it is truly a miracle....

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tuned in this morning at 7:31am to find Mom (on the right) and Dad (on the left) perched on a branch as the sunrise glistened off the water. It was majestic to say the least.
Take care and many thanks for the work that you are doing.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Turned on the computer and what an amazing site to see our 2 Eagles sitting on the branch together. This was after 7:00 AM this morning 4/26.

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On Thursday morning April 26th at 7:30 am, I saw the couple on a branch near the nest, with the shining water as the background, it was so beautiful! Worth of a love story :-) Hoping they will often come back to the nest this summer.

Quebec, Canada

7:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:45am EDT April 26 and both eagles are perched above the nest, silhouetted by the early morning light. So peaceful and beautiful!!

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for zooming in been an incredible morning beautiful scenery both eagles stayin on nest even after MATEING

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:50 AM today, both eagles at the nest. They were having a bit of a chat! One jumped into the nest and then flew away. The other is sitting on a branch right at the nest. It's too bright on the water to see who's who. Anyway, this has been a great thing to watch daily. My heart is sad for the eaglets that died, but there's hope for more.
Spiky Sandy in Florida

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have been watching the 15-sec stills since 7:03am -- both eagles sitting above nest enjoying the sun. 7:51am male flies off. Female still enjoying the sun.
Am unable to see any videos (firewall blocks them) so THANK YOU to Wing, BRI & all the bloggers who post so I can keep updated & learn more about these wonderful creatures. Unfortunately, I have to work now -- : )

Dawn, upstate NY

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is 7:54 EST and both eagles have been in the branches above the nest for sometime this morning.
One just took off but one remains. I can't hear them but one seems to be doing a lot of calling out. Would love to see them try again! My heart breaks seeing that empty nest.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Thursday, 4/26 Eagle Time

6:11 AM Wow! Awoke to see both eagles on the nest! What a sight for sore eyes! Mom (I think) appears to be eating.

6:18 AM Dad (I think) begins picking up twigs from the nest and rearranging them very methodically. Then both are straightening out the nest.

6:40 AM Dad on Y shaped branch looking out over the water. Mom tugging at good sized twig, continuing to try to fix up the nest.

6:43 AM Mom working hard moving twigs around the nest. (she's always been great at "stick maneuvering!").

6:51 AM Dad looking out over the water on the Y shaped branch. Mom appears to be eating something from inside the nest bowl.

6:56 AM Mom jumps up on branch next to Dad. He vocalizes as he moves up the branch to give her more perching room.

7:00 AM Mom and Dad sitting on Y shaped branch looking out over the water (pretty sight). Mom is fixing her feathers.

7:20 AM Eagles remain on the Y shaped branch quietly looking out over the water. Have now visualized them for over an hour at the nest site (beautiful picture with the sun coming up!).

Well, they've come back to the nest site, looking healthy, eating, fixing up the nest. There still might be hope for little ones this year. This pair has been known for delivering surprises. Right now, I'm just thankful to see them!

7:29 AM Both remain on branch quietly enjoying the view from their oceanside condo.

Sound is great. Quiet at the site. Just the sound of the waves and distant crows calling. Cam position is perfect at this point.

7:49 AM Eagles still enjoying the view. Now at the nest site for over an hour and a half. Surrounding eco environment coming to life with songbirds chirping.

7:52 AM Both Eagles vocal for a moment. Dad jumps from branch to the nest. Dad left nest as I was writing this last entry.

Have to get ready for work. So great to see them back at the nest site. Will check back later.

Grand Island, NY

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Tuned in at 6:50 Thurs. Morn. Both eagles at the nest, One on the branch the other at nest. Mom Moved to branch and they mated!! Maybe we will see another set of eggs. Heres hoping. Mom still at nest on branch at 8:00.

7:59 AM  
Blogger mary jane said...

So enjoy this website so much. Beautiful site with both eagles this morning! Wish the eaglet could have made it but seeing them together is just wonderful...... makes my day each morning!!!!

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First eagle arrived around 5:30 a.m. and second eagle around 6:04 a.m. and they did some nest rebuilding and mated around 6:56 a.m.!! :-)
This combines several clips starting at 5:30 a.m. April 26th and ending with the mating. I will make a shorter one for YouTube and post later. :-)

7:59 AM  
Blogger flight of fancy said...

Here it is a bit after 8AM in RI. I just did my morning check of the nest and there were mom and dad. What a beautiful sight! The water is shimmering behind them and they were sitting there so majestically. I am among those sheering for a late nesting attempt.
Thanks for the info yesterday. It gives us all hope again!

8:06 AM  
Blogger gigi said...

04/26/07 o7:59 EST
Adult pair in the nest for the past hour-------mated earlier.
STRANGE ------But I am getting a delayed response on the live feed-----watching both the 15 second undate screen and the live feed at once------Seeing on the still update screen what appears on the live feed shortly after.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Marguerite said...

I see one eagle sitting on a branch above the nest this morning at 8:10am EST.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Marguerite said...

I see one eagle sitting on the branch above the nest this morning at 8:10am EST.

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is 8 am and I checked in and finally got to see an eagle at the nest without having to watch it over on a video (I mean no offense to the video clips, but seeing it in person is somewhat magical). It is the most beautiful site with who I think is dad (I still have trouble unless I hear them speak) sitting in the branch over the nest looking out towards the water with the sun shining and the waves rolling in. So awesome!

Amy (on Cape Cod)
4/26, 8:12am

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just checked in with the site (my usual routine upon arriving at work). 8:15 a.m.--one eagle is sitting on the launching branch basking in the sun!! It's a beautiful, peaceful site!

Thurs a.m.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-26-07 Thursday 8:22am There is still eagle on branch over looking the water....what a nice view!! Just read all the blogs and am so excited! Wendy in Maine

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/26/07 Logged in at 5:30 a.m. CDT--both eagles on the nest. Dad on the branch facing the water. Mom in the nest moving sticks around. This went on for a few minutes; Mom then hopped onto the branch too. At c. 5:45 Mom (I think) vocalized and they copulated (!). Both then sat on the branch for an hour, hardly moving. Camera was zoomed in during this time. At 6:45 a.m. more vocalizing, this time from Dad I think, and it appeared he tried to copulate again, twice, but she was not receptive. (Maybe it did happen, but I don't think so). He then flew away towards the water. Mom continued sitting on the branch at least until 7:00 a.m.when I stopped watching.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just finished watching one of the eagles resting and preening on the branch next to the nest. One good thing that may come out of the loss of the babies is that Dad may now have a summer of relative leisure to recover from the injuries he started out the family raising season with. Not having to feed the eating machines that eaglets are and not catering to his strong willed mate's demands may allow next year's nesting to start with a stronger Dad and benefit all.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/26/07 Logged in at 5:30 a.m. CDT--both eagles on the nest. Dad on the branch facing the water. Mom in the nest moving sticks around. This went on for a few minutes; Mom then hopped onto the branch too. At c. 5:45 Mom (I think) vocalized and they copulated (!). Both then sat on the branch for an hour, hardly moving. At 6:45 a.m. more vocalizing, this time from Dad I think, and it appeared he tried to copulate again, twice, but she was not receptive. (Maybe it did happen, but I don't think so). He then flew away towards the water. Mom continued sitting on the branch at least until 7:00 a.m.when I stopped watching.

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is Thurs April 26, approx 8:15 am EDT and I am observing one of the adult eagles perched on a limb near the nest looking out toward the sea. Nothing else going on - just alot of preening and wing stretching, no vocalizations. Its been nice to see an eagle there again!

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Approximately 12:15PM Mom landed on the nest with Dad in the background talking to her! She got into the nest bowl and I thought she was going to "sit", but she just moved some things and looked around. Flew to the Y branch and stayed a few minutes before flying off. I'm hoping....

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats going on at the nest? Seems like there is a intruder. Maybe a crow???
Both very vocal. Have stayed around nest for about half hour, one taking off and landing several times. still very vocal.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The nest is a beautiful sight today -- There is hope for them. They look so relaxed -- I love it.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw a thied eagle land on the nest. Chased away by one of our eagles?
Both adult eagles at nest, one on farther branch and one on nest.
Second time I've seen the intruder.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 5pm and have just seen a third mature eagle "buzz" the nest back and forth four times. Just happened again twice as I'm typing this. It is ruffling the edge of the nest as it passes. This has been happening previously today. Can anyone explain why? What is the third eagle after? It sure is keeping our "couple" upset and vocal.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/26/07 2:44 p.m. CDT: Both on nest.
2:50 Dad left, Mom vocal, Dad came back
2:52 Mom to branch, Dad in nest, continue to vocal
2:55 plane or boat motor, gulls fly background
3:05 large bird flew between camera & nest, much vocal, Dad leaves, vocal in background
3:07 Dad back, vocal, looks up
3:10 Mom vocal,
3:11 Both vocal, large bird (eagle?) flies over, much agitated vocal. Mom into nest, continue vocal
3:14 Both move sticks, vocal, looking around
3:16 Mom to branch, vocal
3:17 Dad moves sticks, Mom vocal
3:18 Dad vocal, moves sticks
3:19-3:26 Continuous vocal
3:26 Dad moves sticks
3:27 Mom into nest, both move sticks
Both may be feeding on something in the nest, side by side
3:29 Mom leaves, in direction of camera, Dad looks up and around
3:34 Dad to branch facing water
3:35 Vocal, Mom returns into nest
3:37 Mom to branch, both vocal, Mom flies off toward camera.
Dad continued to sit on branch until 3:45, when I stopped watching.

It appeared that the large bird (another eagle?) was trying to attack, and Dad defended, left Mom behind to guard the nest. Later Mom left twice, possibly to hunt, leaving Dad to guard. (These are my speculations). Is it possible that another male eagle is trying to mate with Mom? This is not the first time something similar has occurred.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been watching since 5PM.

What is going on with the nest.

I saw 2 eagles sitting on the the nest and tree.

Something swooped down and starting attacking the one sitting on the nest.
Is the 2 that are there new visitors trying to use the nest with the original owner trying to get them to leave?
Judy from MA

5:26 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

I have been watching the nest since 5PM today 4/26.

What is swooping down on the two eagles sitting on a limb and nest?

Is this a new pair at the nest with the original owner trying to scare them away?

5:36 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

Wow, is another 2 eagles trying to take the nest from the original pair?


5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fri, Apr 27, 8:20 EDT - Watched both eagles sitting on branches above nest, looking out to see for about 30 minutes. Dad flew off, down and to the right, then about 5 minutes later, Mom flew up and to the left.

Jo in Cape Liz

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if I'm seeing things but I think one of the eagles is sleeping balanced on a branch. Can't see any white. His/her head is tucked under. The video was very choppy and the sound sounds kind of strange to me. Still excited about that pair though. Amazing. Hope everyone has a nice weekend!

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great info to know.

10:21 AM  

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