Thursday, May 08, 2008

Osprey Cam Now Has Blog

Please visit the new osprey blog to learn more 
about the birds and comment on their activities.

I wanted to add that the birds are very active on the nest, they have been on
and off the nest for the last hour.

Wing Goodale
BioDiversity Research Institute


Blogger keyboardqueen said...

5/8/08 at 1:00 Michigan time

This is a really stupid question, but is there supposed to be something in the nest or have the osprey's not laid any eggs or had any babies yet? I haven't seen any birds on the nest yet. Could it be that I don't know what I am looking for?? Is that water in the background or does it just look like it because of the interference? and I did not see the steel ball that was mentioned in the other blog.

Hoping to see some osprey's up close and personal.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Keyboard Queen: No eggs laid yet but hopefully soon! I'm thinking that you're seeing either the brown-green of the marsh or perhaps concrete depending on how BRI has the camera set. The steel ball mentioned was at the nest last year in Casco bay; this is a new nest area.
Keep watching you'll see them!! Come on over to the Osprey Blog - It's got a cool new look!

J in S.P. ME

2:45 PM  
Blogger keyboardqueen said...

5/8 - To J in S.P. ME....I don't see any marsh or concrete. The view I saw looks like the eagle nest except it doesn't seem as deep and the top 1/3 of the video is water. I don't see anything that looks like marsh. The nest has what looks like something rectangular on the left side of it.

I will keep looking...I am sure I will eventually see something. LOL

We had a peregrine falcon breeding program we had in our town. They had similar setups to the remote cameras that BRI uses except these were in the downtown area where the nest boxes were, on top of all the skyscrapers. It was pretty neat. They banded them so they could track which ones came back or didn't. They haven't done much with it for a while. When the funding is gone, so is the program sad to say.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I change my vote from concrete to water?

J in S.P.ME

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry keyboardqueen...I know where that nest is and there's lots of marsh area so it was a guess! I did see water later.
Osprey nests are not the same as Eagle nests; what I've seen in ME are much more shallow and not nearly as deep. Sometimes in bad storms w/high winds, I think the nest I watch will blow right off it's pole - but it hasn't yet!

Eagles -BOTH -on the nest this a.m., seeing them now at 5:10, one on the Ybranch and one in the nest standing....some calling. Gotta head out and see my Osprey now

J in S.P.ME

5:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom (it looked like) flew off at 5:20a.m. causing a slight ruckus with the crows/ravens. Dad added his raspy two cents, now all is quiet w/ dad holding down the fort still on the Ybranch.

J in S.P.ME

5:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagles Visit 05/09/08 4:45 AM Part 1

Raven and Eagle on nest together Part 2 05/09/08


8:36 AM  
Blogger keyboardqueen said...

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9:12 AM  
Blogger keyboardqueen said...

10:32 a.m on 5/9.....
OK, let me start this whole thread over....LOL

J in S.P. ME...I SAW the osprey's!!!!. One was face on into the camera and the other you could only see tailfeathers and feet because of the camera angle. It looks like a nice day in Maine today.

Thanks J. Now I know I was not imagining things. LOL

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

eagle visit 05/09/08 7:35PM 3.25 minute VIDEO

eagle visit 05/09/08 7:52PM 3.50 minute VIDEO

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both eagles come to the nest 8:03am May 10, bothered by ravens 6.25 minute VIDEO

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sat. 5/10 9:22am

To J in S.P. ME...thanks so much for the advise on the birds by bent site. I love it. I did the donation for the Eagle Cam just before we started watching the Loon Cam so the loons will be next years donation. I read your blogs and can picture your everyday life being full of these beautiful birds and scenery.
I've never lived by the water. Instead, we live near the mountains and love them but I'm getting an image of Maine as such a gorgeous place with nice people who care about their wildlife. I must visit sometime and visit the places you discuss.

I returned home for 2 days after being out of state helping take care of my granddaughter. I've gotten 'my nest' in order and am returning to take care of her for another 2 week period so I will rely on info from all of you when I return.......unless my son can teach me to use his Mac.

I'm getting my granddaughter interested in wildlife and she proudly told me about finding 'Roley poley's' and a lizard. The lizard's not my favorite thing but I didn't tell her that and it's a start!

A note on the Eagles. I caught up on all of Peggy's videos. Dad seems to be saying "this is what I do this time of year and chicks or not, I'm taking care of this nest. He is still moving sticks around. He's been a good dad the 3 years we've watched him and there's a part of me that feels sad that there are no chicks for him to hunt for and take care of. Next year!!!

Happy bird watching all....
Pam in colo.

11:22 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

5/10/08 (Saturday)

3:00p.m. Eastern

Pleasantly surprised

Eagle in the nest bowl. Very windy here in Maine today but weather is clear otherwise. Raven did a fly by, Eagle called out but remained in the nestbowl. Raven did a second fly by but Eagle remains in the nestbowl. 16 minutes and counting. Eagle still there.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU so much for zooming in!!!!! :} ;} I'm a little late with the thanks, but I didn't want to leave the nest. 5/10/08 3:29pm EDT

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:10p.m. seeing an Eagle on the nest, knew it'd be very windy Downeast today and it sure is!...the eagle is surely 'riding out the storm'.

Sounds like maybe the male as I just watched him (3:14p.m.)look skyward and open his beak...eventually sound came out and I could see a rustle of dark feathers just overhead....ravens?

Pam in Colo: Maine IS a truly beautiful place, with rocky coast line, tons of lakes, and some 'mountains' in our western most part. Being from Colorado you'd smile at what I call a mountain! When I lived in Seattle and saw Mt. Rainier every day!! I smiled at what I had previously called a mountain!!

I've recently read nature essays (The Animal Dialogues)by Craig Childs who lives in Colorado and when I read of the dense mountain forests and steep rocky mountain tops, I can only imagine of what he writes...a world different and exciting, and full of it's own native species.....(I'll trade you two Common Loons for one Big-horned Sheep!!)
Enjoy the lizards and when you get to Maine, let me know...I'll have a place for you to stay.

Dad still sitting - has the look of not ready to leave anytime soon

J in S.P.ME

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/10 3:10 p.m.
Dad sitting on the nest braving the windy day on Maine's downeast coast. Heard him barely cry out - poor guy - when a dark winged bird came near him (3:14)...ravens?; he never made a move to get up or leave just a shout-out raspy tho it was.

Pam in Colorado: I consider myself so lucky to have been born & lived in Maine...I love the rocky coastline, and the tons of great swimming lakes, and our western mountains hold many treasures. You'd smile at what I call a mountain! When I lived in Seattle & saw Mt.Rainier every day, I smiled at what I'd previously called a "mountain"!!

I've recently read some nature essays (The Animal Dialogues) by Craig Childs who lives in Colorado and when I put myself in his stories on top of steep rocky mountain tops or deep canyon lands, it's a world I can only imagine! I'm sure both of our states cherish their wildlife, it's part of what makes us who we are in a sense. (I'll trade you 2 Common Loons for 1 Big-horned sheep!) Soooooo enjoy those lizards Pam and when you get a chance to visit Maine let me know; I'll have a place for you to stay!

Dad still sitting - he looks like he's in no hurry to go anywhere!

J in S.P.ME

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's been there for more than an hour check vids. @ 3:09-3:10pm EDT, rump lifts maybe an egg? :]

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Eagles could be setting a record here if they have laid an egg at this late date. Mothers Day 2 morrow...Whooo-hoooo :] I get so excited with these two!

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:45 PM 05/10/08 Maine Bald Eagle 3 chases in 2 minutes 02:12 minute VIDEO

4:03 PM  
Blogger D&B said...

5/10/08 (Saturday)

Very windy but our Eagle is still in the nestbowl. Just stood up, time 4:07p.m. Left the nest at 4:21p.m.
Dad and Mom flew onto the nest at 4:22p.m. Yipee!! Talking to each other. Still standing on the nest. Dad in foreground, Mom towards the water. Dad picking at the nestbowl, Mom talking and watching. Both standing on nest now for 10 minutes. Mom continues to talk.... Time now, 4:42p.m. Both eagles still standing on the nest. Sort of back to back, both looking around a lot.
4:47p.m. both our eagles are still on the nest. Have been there now, for 25 minutes and still looking around

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagle nest, Wing, we need you to go over the vids. Peggy or Sir Lance will post and let us know your expert evalution of todays events.5/10/08 tween 2pm EDT and 5pm EDT. Mom returned shortly after take off.PLEASE

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/10 @ 17:47

17:28 - How wonderful to find two eagles at the nest. Both standing and facing the water. One on the rim to the right of the Y branch. Both being rocked in the cradle.

Look forward to hearing when they arrived ... will try to catch the departure.


5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:10 no birds
5:10 one bird standing in nest
5:45 both birds on the nest now, standing facing into the wind.
These are just the times I looked in, not when they came or went. Do they both look huge to everybody else??? maybe just the wind puffing them out!

J in S.P.ME

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] Sorry don't know how to clickables time for 1st pic 2:23pm EDT 2nd pic 5:52pm EDT

6:00 PM  
Blogger Karen in Central Maine said...

5/10/08 6:14 p.m. ET
Just tuned in to find both eagles on the nest. What a wonderful sight!

It's very windy at the nest right now. The camera in zoomed in nicely. They are beautiful birds for sure!!

Happy Mother's Day all!!

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just clicked onto the eagles and Mom and a pal are sitting there in a very windswept nest. It is definitely Mom, but I don't think that is Dad. He looks very, very slim and young. It's good to see them!

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So we don't get mixed up would folks blogging about the ospreys do so on the osprey blog, not this one which is the eagle blog.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

5/10 6:42pm EDT Both eagles on the nest. Mom seems a little vocal? Just logged in so I don't know what time they got there, looks windy, but that white thing is still there on the right side of the nest. Maybe Mom keeps telling Dad that tomorrow is mothers day & we have no chicks this year? She is still one of the BEST Moms I have ever seen.

Happy Mothers Day to all my fellow Human Mother Bloggers!

Anne, NJ

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/10 @ 19:10

Continuing post from 17:28 when I first found two eagles at the nest.

18:09 - Female to left and facing 9:00, often looking in direction of camera. Both still standing.

18:26 - Both still there, still standing, nest still rocking.

19:15 - Standing side-by-side for a while now with female to his right. Both facing into nest from right side. Wind still gusting.


7:16 PM  
Blogger Karen in Central Maine said...

5/10/08 6:14 p.m. ET
Just tuned in to find both eagles on the nest. What a wonderful sight!

It's very windy at the nest right now. The camera in zoomed in nicely. They are beautiful birds for sure!!

Happy Mother's Day all!!

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/10 @ 19:19

19:16 - She leaves.

19:19 - He leaves.

They can't have eggs or chicks elsewhere with the length of this stay?


7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched for about an hour. Mom and Dad(?) on the nest, preening each other and looking very companionable. They left just after 7 pm - Mom first, then the other little guy about ten minutes later.

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:45 pm 5-10

A wild and wooly afternoon here in Maine today, very windy. Clicked on the site at 3:10 this afternoon to find the male resting in the bowl of the nest. He flew off briefly at 4:21 and returned with the female at 4:22. (Boy she looked huge today.) They stayed there together till she left at 4:57. She returned at 5:26 and stayed till 7:17. He left just before 7:20.

cj in Maine

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/10 6:36 PM EDT I just tuned in and to my delight found two eagles on the nest with at least one of them verbalizing. It is quite windy so maybe this is a good place to perch. At least we know there isn’t another nest somewhere else.

6:48 It seems mom is the one doing the vocalizing, She moves to the side of the nest. It is so great to see them together!

7:18 One bird flew away while I was not watching. I think mom. Crow/raven sounds shortly after but quite far away.

7:19 Lone eagle quite alert and flew away to left. Eagle and crow sounds follow.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/11 6:30a.m.

Eagle on the Y branch, still pretty windy here - but sunny!

Pretty exciting yesterday to have the eagles around for so long; I was happy that my 15 second refresh doesn't work cos I caught both of them in the nest and that was my 'still' all evening -
beautiful to look at!
I try not to get too excited when I see both on the nest at this late date, first & foremost it means that they're both on the nest at the same time. I just cherish it.

6:30 Now in the nest bowl, standing with the sun on its face - cherish it!

Happy Mothers Day to all - good day to do something nice for Mother Nature!

J in S.P.ME

6:38 AM  
Blogger flight of fancy said...

5/11/08 7:42 AM Eastern time
Although the morning light makes it difficult to see who it is, there's definitely one of our eagles home at this time. Windy for sure, but it looks like all is well on the nest.
So miss them...but always enchanted to see them whenever their schedule allows! Here's hoping for loons, and baby this site gives me so much inspiration.
Thanks again!

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/11 @ 13:46

This morning:

07:15 - Found an eagle standing at the base of the Y. Nest still rocking.

07:58 - Returned to computer and eagle is gone.


13:40 - Found an eagle in the nest. Then it moved to the main Y branch.


1:47 PM  
Blogger patrish said...

5/10, 1:45-4:20PM...Dad was on the nest all afternoon! He was fixing it, looking all around, and calling out. A raven flew by, calling. From 4:21-4:56PM, Mom joined Dad on the nest. Then, she called and flew off. Dad calls and ravens answer and fly by. At 6:08, I tuned in and... I couldn't believe it...Mom was there, preening, and it seemed as if Dad were trying to lure her into the nest by fluffing it for her. They were close to each other and looked toward the camera. Finally, at 7:15, Mom flew to the left and Dad at 7:17. What a day! I loved every minute of it!

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05/11 @ 18:24

Continuing my earlier post from 13:40:

14:01 - Eagle still on the Y.

14:08 - No sound but eagle had mouth open and seemed to be calling.

14:14 - Missed the departure.


6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May 11th EDT
1:19 Eagle on nest. I didn’t see it arrive but don’t think it was chased. Just looking around

1:29 I think eagle flew off after crows and came right back. Now eating something. Maybe the first time it was just checking out the territory before starting a meal. Still pretty vigilant. Looks like mom but sounds like dad.

1:40 Crows sounds around and she doesn’t like that. Jumps to Y branch and looks down.

2:12 Moved up to the left of the tree. I think it is still there but can only see the tail.

2:45 Eagle moved a little bit and could definitely see he was there behind the green. Can’t see anything now so am not sure if he is still there.

8:00 PM Just checked in to find both eagles at nest. One, I think mom is down low in the nest bowl. Have no idea how long they have been there. I know it is way too late, but this sure looks like practicing nesting behavior.

8:08 Dad flies away and it sounds like he is chasing crows away. There is a fly by. Mom stays in the nest

8:12 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

5-11 8:16 pm
Mom & Dad at nest, Mom settling down in the bowl, apparently for the night, can't figure them out. Dad has left.

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May 12
Can't see the nest during the night any more. Totally black. Mom was on the nest as cam got dark last night--was on the nest at the first break of daylight this morning. She did some calls - dad showed up, he moved a couple sticks, then both left..

8:42 AM  
Blogger keyboardqueen said...

5/12/08 at 3:39 Michigan time

It is so nice to see an eagle on the nest today. I have been away from the eagle blog for a while as I was watching the osprey. I saw my first ones the other day.

I don't know how far Maine is from Virigina, but if you are close, better batten down the hatches. I could not believe how windy it is in Norfolk. I was watching their eagle cam and it looks like the tree their cam is in is going to go right over it is that windy. I guess they are talking high winds and coastal flooding there.

J in S.P. ME...are there really loons?? All I have seen so far are the critters that hop around in the leaves etc. I do have to admit, though, that it is a very peaceful sounding area even if the loons are not around.

3:45 PM  

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