Friday, November 14, 2008

Cam struggles...

Hi all,
Many thaks for posting the eaglecams finer and funnier moments. I would like to note the bredth of perspectives that we all have as we view this eagle nest. I welcome you to post more great moments as you see fit. As for cam struggles: J in S.P.ME we keep the cam live all the time which makes this problem strange but others have also experienced this. I usually connect fine in the morning at home but on some days I get only audio and no video. I have generally considered this to be an internet issue of some sort that resolves itself (or is beyond our scope). I will look into it a bit more and see if there is something that we can do about it. Perhaps others have found solutions of their own to this problem. Wish you all the best. Am I correct that we are streaming at 9:23 am on November 14th? No problems?
All the Best,
Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institiute


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Patrick....I sometimes will also get only audio but at 4am it's too dark to appreciate anything but audio - and it can be relaxing, a perfect start to any day.

J in S.P.ME

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgot to say that at 9:35am I have live feed - gremlins at work maybe

Thanks again Patrick

9:40 AM  
Blogger Rosalie said...

Hi Patrick

It is 10:17 here in Virginia and I had no problem connecting....kind of windy today.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Rosalie said...

Hi Patrick

It is 10:18 here in Virginia and I had no problem connecting to the cam.....kind of windy today.

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/14/08 10:15 am


I have always used the NWF Bald Eagle Web Camera for access. That no longer works for me and I keep getting an error message. Windows Media Player now gives me a network error. I have followed someone's suggest and I can now view the live video through the BRI The EagleCam -"Watch Live" option.

Here is the link for those still having problems.

With a right click, zoom and full screen, you can enlargen the picture. We are back to viewing, just a different option.

Joe in Baltimore

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:20 PM ET 14 Nov


I too have been experiencing intermittent outages of the live cam. Yesterday morning st 6:30 until several hours later, and ditto this morning. I tried switching from IE to Firefox and it made no difference, so it's not the browser.

Bill in Conn.

12:24 PM  
Blogger AnnieMae said...

Nov 14, 1:32 pm est

Cam working fine. It looks like a really wet and windy day in Maine. Thank you Patrick and team. Where is Wing these days?

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just beginning to watch again this year. some great videos. thank you to all of you who know how to do that stuff! would like to ask people who post on the blog to put date and time on the post. sometimes we can only check it out a couple times a week and it's nice to see the sequence of everyone's comments. can't wait for this year's babies. Does anyone know if the male and female are the same as last year? mom sure looks like the bad hair day mom i remember!!

12:49 PM  
Blogger GG said...

16Nov 2008 1527H (EST)

Male eagle visit - looked like the intruding male (IMHO) - Eagle visit, just the same! 1439H-1444H

Lone Eagle visits nest - Looks like intruding male

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/16 4:10pm
Just checked in to the cam & found an eagle sitting on the Y branch in a pretty sunset purple. Left after only a minute or so.
Patrick - you know it's a nasty windy day today and the cam's live feed has been reacting accordingly. The audio goes in & out as does the live feed. The video just goes still and then it will move, then still again. Can this strong wind affect anything?
Always wondering about something....
J in S.P.ME

4:19 PM  
Blogger GG said...

16Mpv 2008 1721H (EST)

I posted the first afternoon visit earlier, then an eagle flew in 2 more times and I thought it was Mom, but now I'm undecided after looking more closely at the tail feathers.

However, the colors of the sky riveted one to the monitor - it was very interesting to see the pink, purple and blue in the evening!

kaleidoscope of colors as eagle visits twice

5:21 PM  
Blogger AnnieMae said...

Nov 17, 6:44 am, est
Two eagles were on the nest. One just flew off. I think the remaining one is Mom. She is looking out to sea.

6:45 AM  
Blogger AnnieMae said...

now there are two of them. Calling and poking at next. Hope this is a good sign!

6:47 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

Both eagles on the nest this morning. Time, 6:51a.m. eastern.
Mom out on the "Y" limb and Dad rearranging sticks in the nest bowl. Nice picture and nice to see both eagles at the nest together.

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/17 6:25amWell I just got my cable back from the wind storm last night and it was just in time to see both eagles on the nest. One left about 6:35 only to return a few min. later...and darn if he didn't get busy on that twig! There is certainly something about it this fall that is really bothering him - it'll no doubt be a personal triumph when he's able to rip it off!!While watching this morning the audio is going in & out as well as the video. Wind?Weather?Forest sprites?Hope lots of you Mainers caught the Nature program on MPBN last night -The American Bald Eagle (ABE) was featured and was it ever breathtaking. Lots of footage of eagles on the upper Mississippi in Minnesota in spring. The best was watching a group of eagles almost playing with a fish that one had caught. Another would swoop thru the air & steal it, then another would steal it from him, then he'd drop it only to have another catch it and fly off. The narrator called it like a rugby match! Social animals lovin' the springtime! There were some points brought up that made me curious & let me bring only one of them up here. As a scientist was watching new hatchlings in a nest, he seemed to indicate that he knew the sex after only a day or so of their life. He knew the first born was female and the second was male. How can he do that Patrick?

One of the nests they showed had the cam placed above so we were viewing down into the nest we would love to see that camera position at our next eagle cam!

J in S.P.ME

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/17/08 - between 6:30 and 7am, there was a lot of action at the nest. One eagle was perched on the middle branch while the other was busy bringing nesting materials and arranging them, back and forth from the nest and away again to gather more sticks. I've never seen such a flurry of activity! Very encouraging on this brisk November morn...

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning Patrick and everyone … 11/17/08 7:30 am
There were a couple of visits later in the after noon yesterday and a nice long visit this morning. Dad bringing in sticks … I will combine a video today of this morning visit. Have a wonderful day.

Maine bald eagle 11/16/08 ... 2:40 PM
maine bald eagle 11/16/08 2 visits


7:34 AM  
Blogger Aline said...

Monday 9:34 am EST streaming no problems,
no eagles, weather looks crisp and clear, cold. Same as in Québec City :-)

9:34 AM  
Blogger GG said...

Nov 17 2008 0957H (EST)

One eagle was already on the branch before 0556H this morning, and the second one flew in. Dad made quite a few trips to the twig store and did nestorations. Mom supervised!

0656H parents up before dawn many trips for twigs


9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like MPBN's Nature programs Bald Eagle piece will re-run Th. at 8pm Check it out - you won't be disappointed!~


12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have not been able to use cam for a few weeks now.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/17 4:25pm
Checked in to watch the last moments of daylight, no one on the nest...went into the other room for 2 seconds & hey there's an eagle w/ food! I missed its arrival once again. I have this fantasy that someday I WILL see an eagle fly in with food....I know it happens!...I just never actually see it.

J in S.P.ME

4:37 PM  
Blogger GG said...

Nov 17 2008 1551H (EST)

It was getting very dark when a lone eagle evidently brought in prey to eat at the nest and had a bit of a meal until you could hear an incoming eagle screaming. Most likely Mom! *G*

I lightened this video as best I could so it could be viewed:

Eagle lands with prey very late


5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a note to all the bald eagle fans. There was a wonderful show about the eagles on PBS' Nature last night. I hope some of you caught it.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Bald Eaglecam said...

Well, thanks for all the confirmations everyone...and for the great videos. I will work on answering some of these questions in my Friday post. In the meantime, I hope that you can connect with the cam and watch the eagles.

Patrick Keenan
Biodiversity Research Institute

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good evening everyone … 11/18/08 …8:45 PM
I would like to quote anonymous and reply with a link to click to watch the show if you missed it. What a wonderful show.

Anonymous said
“Just a note to all bald eagle fans. There was a wonderful show about the eagles on PBS nature last night. I hope some of you caught it.
7:18 PM

PBS Special … American Eagle … Click here to watch There is a small square at the bottom of the player, if you click that you can sit back and enjoy full screen

There were 12 visits to the nest on Nov 17, here is the observations of those visits
Observations of the Maine bald eagles Click here

Have a Great evening Patrick and all.

9:06 PM  
Blogger D&B said...

6:07a.m. eastern
Both Eagles on the nest, tending nest bowl. One settling down in the nest bowl. Windy morning here in Maine.

6:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/19/08 - When I checked in around 6:30 this morning one of the eagles was snuggled down in the nest, looking like it may have spent the night there. The whole tree was swaying back and forth in the wind.

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11-19-08 1:43pm

One lone eagle in the nest, I think it's the female. Great to see. Patrick, if it's ever possible, would BRI consider making the screen bigger!! I miss the old viewer. : ( wish it hadn't quit working a couple weeks ago.

Patrick you are doing a terrific job. I'm enjoying seeing the more frequent updates etc. Thank you.

Hi Wing!! Miss hearing from you.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wed. Nov.19
Thank you sooo much for the zoom in today....She is one beautiful bird!!!!....certainly made my day!

2:12 PM  
Blogger GG said...

Nov 19 2008 1420H (EST)

Thank you Patrick. We we trying to see if that female in the nest was a 4 year old, or the original female.

Loved the zooms. I'll get the videos up in just a few minutes!

Thank you BRI!

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh WOW!! You all zoomed the camera way in. Spectacular!!!


2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good afternoon everyone … 11/19/08 … 3:05 PM
Patrick, What a treat! Getting a couple of zoomed in snapshots. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do


I will be putting together a video around 4:00 pm
Thank you Patrick … Have a wonderful evening.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Patrick and All
I was just wondering if the night cam with light will be turned on and possibly when. I live on the West Coast so sometimes when I have time to check in on the eagles it is already dark in Maine.
Thanks to all who are posting videos at least I'm getting to see them again. I have missed them terribly.
Karen in WA.

4:41 PM  
Blogger GG said...

Nov 19, 2008 1756H (EST)

Here are the various videos - the last one is 16minutes long. It's the video where the female is sitting alone and then BRI zooming in to try to identify this regal eagle!

3 entries into nest - Mom last one in looking for prey

16 min video of mom and ZOOMS by BRI

shorter version of mom and ZOOMS by BRI


5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/20/08 - 6am. One eagle sitting on the Y branch, the other snuggled into the nest bowl. Happiness is...

6:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Thanks for the link to the PBS episode. It was truly great seeing all those eagles up so close.

Bill in Conn.

8:09 AM  
Blogger GG said...

20 Nov 2008 0857H (EST)

Mom and Dad flew into the nest at 0606H. Mom snuggled
into the nest bowl, Dad moved sticks and eventually flew off and then Mom had encounter with a Raven.

0606H parents arrive at nest


This is regular motion and sound, then in slow motion w/o sound

Interlude between Raven and Mom



8:57 AM  
Blogger Bald Eaglecam said...

Hi all, Thanks for the posts and some very nice photos. For information, I see Wing on most days and is always happy to hear about what is happening at the cam. He is a bit busy with other projects which is why he has not corresponded lately. Needless to say, we are all very excited about the upcoming breeding season.
All the Best,
BioDiversity Research Institute

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello everyone ... 3:32 PM 11/20/08
Here is a video I put together. Hope you enjoy it. Peggy

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill in Conn
your are very welcome! :)

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrick, we love the interaction we're having with you - thanks so much and I hope you find time to keep it up. It is very much appreciated.

Just wondering what your reasons were for zooming in with the cam a couple of days ago? Were you trying to identify the eagle or just enjoying looking closely at "her"? She certainly is magnificent, especially viewed so close up like that.

(laurad from Judy's Maine Forum)

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to thank Peggy for posting the link for the Nature program. I was the anonymous one who posted about it. I have been a fan of this site for a couple of years. I discovered it recovering from a surgery and try to check in as much as possible. Thanks for all the hard work with the eagle cam.

8:14 PM  
Blogger Bald Eaglecam said...

Hello Laura,
Regarding the zoom...I just thought it would be nice to get a closer view of the eagle. Also check in witht he system and make sure it was functioning well. Thanks for the question.
All the Best,

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful site this morning. The eagle couple at 0627 nesting and fixing up the house. I hope this proves to be a successful winter. I have been watching for 3 years now. It's always amazing to me.
Lori in PA

6:34 AM  
Blogger GG said...

22Nov 2008 0827H (EDT)

2 early visits - first is Dad and then Mom into nest. She snuggles into bowl..Dad leaves and then she goes as well.

Dad and Mom into nest 0624H

Next at 0720H Dad bring prey - what is it?

Dad brings in prey


8:27 AM  

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