Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Hello All,
Just a quick note to make sure that our time stamp is accurate as I see that my last post seemed to carry an errant date.
Also, I am excited to update bloggers that we are working toward the release of a second--yes second--eaglecam. This has been in the works for some time and we anticipate a cam release during early February. So far the images are looking great!
We also anticipate the release of a Peregrine Falcon camera at about the same time. Without doubt I will keep you posted and cross your fingers for our next endeavors.
All the Best,
Patrick Keenan
p.s. Facebookers please become a fan of BioDiversity Research Institute we now have a fan page!


Blogger flight of fancy said...

Tuesday, Jan. 6 @ 9:51 Eastern time
Wow! Now that's good news! Cameras everywhere...when will any of us be able to do our work??? My seventh graders are primed and ready to start watching the original nest, which we have been doing now for several years, but it looks like I'll have to put observation journals out for additional sites, as well. So be it!
Thanks for these additional opportunities to fall in love with the wild all over again.

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant' wait to have another Eaglecam to watch. I'm tapping my talons waiting.

I'm also looking forward to learning about the Perigon Falcon too.

Thanks for the Wing up Patrick.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Rosalie said...

Thanks so much Patrick. I am so excited about the eagles and am looking forward to the Spring, if it ever comes. It is so wonderful what you are doing with the cams and we greatly appreciate the opportunity to watch!


10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What great news Will be eagerly awaiting

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A peregrine falcon cam would be excellent! Their babies grow fast, and they usually have 3-5 hatchlings. The capital city of Indiana, which is Indianapolis, has a falcon cam every year, and they are so much fun to watch! They are perched on a ledge high above downtown skyscrapers, and you can see the people and cars walking and driving by down below! They are very neat birds. I, of course, am still partial to the eagles, especially our current nest in Maine! Keep up the good work.


2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Great news about the additional cams Patrick! Can't wait. BRI is doing a great job.

Bill in Conn

10:36 AM  
Blogger paula eagleholic said...

That's great news...looking forward to both cams!

2:31 PM  
Blogger paula eagleholic said...

How are you listed on Facebook?


2:43 PM  
Blogger Bald Eaglecam said...

Paulas, We are listed as BioDiveristy Research Institute on Facebook. We are just starting to use this site for updates about BRI.
All the Best,

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/9 11:30

Patrick, if you use Facebook for updates, how will the newsletter be used? Will it give us the same info? Will your home page still contain updates - I am a frequent reader of your homepage info....but unfortunately have no face. Will I have to have to show one to keep up with BRI?

Digitally challenged
J in S.P.ME

11:38 AM  
Blogger GG said...

09Jan 2009 1:36PM (EST)

Patrick - does the reply to Paula mean that this blog site will be dismantled/eliminated and we will have to log onto the Facebook site for new information?

If so, will there be an area to post videos, ask questions? Maybe I just misread your post?

Thanks for all you do at BRI and all the wonderful BRI folks!!!

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fri, Jan 9, 2009


I'm wondering what you mean by:

"We are listed as BioDiveristy Research Institute on Facebook. We are just starting to use this site for updates about BRI."

Some of us will not be using facebook for security and other reasons, for example, Facebook stuff keeps interferring and intermingling. I hope that you are not giving up the Blogs on the BRI site.

Another suggestion would be to go to a more inter-active forum because the blog as it now stands is static and never up-to-date (at least 24 hours usually) and we just come here, drop stuff off, and then get no response for a long time or often get no feedback at all. That doesn't facilitate what I would see as a knowledge building and generative way of developing the knowledge that your organizaiton says it is working on.

I started paying attention to online cameras with the Loon Cam. That took me to the Eagle Cam and on to the Maine Bald Eagle Cam Forum where I have been very actively monitoring your cams and research.

Thank you Patrick, and also Wing Goodale and Lee Attix, for all the ways you have shared what your organizaiton does with us. I hope this give you some useful feedback for whatever future decisions you might make about the blog.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

busy day! lots of eagle chatter and another squirrel visited the nest. quite a bit of human activity could be heard also. snow hasn't melted yet.

3:12 PM  
Blogger John Theberge said...

Here's a great link for anyone who wants to learn more about the success of eagles in Maine.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Aline said...

Happy New Year 2009 to all :-)

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a link to the BRI Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/BioDiversity-Research-Institute/34550644451?ref=mf

9:04 AM  
Blogger Karen in Central Maine said...

Hey all. Hope this winter is bringing you all good health and happiness! I've not been able to find BioDiversity on Facebook. I am VERY new to Facebook and may not be searching correctly. Any clues??

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


How is Wing doing? I was without intenet for a long while and missed whatever announcement there was. Hope he's ok.


11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Afternoon!

Have the Maine Nest Cam up daily (linked from the Hancock Wildlife Foundation Forum). Kudos to you, and what a GREAT PAIR of EAGLES you have there! Noticed one of them dining with a raven or crow several weeks ago. Don't expect they'll be quite so tolerant once the new nesting season begins! It is truly a thrill to watch your Eagles. Thank you so much!

I'm writing today (Jan. 12, '09)because I've heard 'workmen' at the nest site today and was wondering what that's all about.

Is it a new cam being installed at this site? Or an additional view of the present cam??

Again, thanks for all you do!

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/13   6:35amLucky to see both eagles land on the nest this morning, first one and immediately after the second. They nosed around the nest for a minute then maybe the male went to the Y branch, sat and re-settled on the upper Y of the Y branch (the high Y) while the female took up a spot on the lower part of the branch.  Male flew and after about 10 min. so did the female. Happy hunting.
I have to wonder when the land in the nest and seem to nose around a bit if they aren't hoping there's a little food left over. Like opening the fridge door and hoping there's entrails & organs left!!

J in S.P.ME

6:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning everyone …
Hope you all are having a great New Year!
There was an ealy AM visit this morning before the workers got there.
01/13/09 ….6:45 AM Visit by both Eagles
Thank you … Have a wonderful day …Peggy

7:43 AM  
Blogger D&B said...

9:56 a.m. eastern
Adult eagle flew into nest with a small pine branch, left it on nest and flew away.
Mans voice below saying "anyone see a hammer or anything?" Sounds like work going on in the area. Can hear muffled voices below.

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/13  10:30Hey Patrick, I just feel I have to support you and Lee & Wing too when folks say you don't keep the blog up to date....for heavens sake people, the birds are NOT nesting right now and I bet there just isn't a lot to say when the nest sits empty or un-visited all day.  When they are nesting or caring for young I think you do an awesome job keeping up with our comments.  You can't sit at work waiting for a comment to come thru and then release it - I am sure you have LOTS of other stuff to do and I appreciate that you do the blog as often as you do when we are off-season. I learn things all the time from reading your entries!

A few years back, when the eagles did not nest but were still around thru the summer, I started to talk about other species that I had had personal experiences with thinking we could fill some space BUT was told by another blogger to "stop wasting BRI's time" with these stories because the blog was only for eagle sitings w/ time and date. So I kept the future experiences to myself and felt bad that all of us who love birds & other wildlife didn't have a place to share. I understood about the Eagle blog being for the Eagles and try to stop myself from being to wordy...but I'm Irish & Yankee the 'story' is ever so important!

Thanks Patrick Thanks Lee Thanks Wing

J in S.P.ME

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

13 Jan 2009 1:45pm (EDT)

Blogger D&B "Mans voice below saying "anyone see a hammer or anything?" Sounds like work going on in the area. Can hear muffled voices below."

Hi D&B - sounds and voices carry miles and miles over water, and there are plenty of coves and jagged land along that coastline, so sound can bend.

Experience suggests that sound, like light, travels (more or less) in straight lines. However, to the contrary, sound actually tends to curve downwards over a water's surface.

This doesn't mean it's right below the nest.

In the early morning you can hear highway traffic (like a freeway) but there's no freeway near the nest.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/13/09 3:05 pm Eastern time

Hello all. Hope your holidays were great!

Sounds like it's going to be an exciting year! Can't wait!

I logged in and caught a glimpse of one of the Eagles taking off from the 'Y', as I'm writing this I can hear an Eagle in the background.

Thanks Patrick for keeping us informed!

Sue in MD

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/13 4:15pm

Well it seems to be a day for togetherness! Both Eagles flew into the nest this evening, nosing around, nothing there, and off again.

J in S.P.ME

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

January 13 - 4:13 in Michigan

I just logged on and found both Mom and Dad in the nest bowl. What a beautiful sight. Dad just flew away but Mom is still there enjoying a little late afternoon snack. She just flew up on the "Y" branch and is looking out over the water. Dad is calling in the distance - Mom just flew away.

4:21 PM  
Blogger MABartsch said...

Two eagles on the next at 1:23PM eastern time. One adult and it looks like a young one -- head is not white yet.

1:24 PM  
Blogger nete said...

When are the eggs going to hatch on the eaglecam 2?.


6:21 AM  

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