Friday, May 19, 2006

Friday May 19

Hi Folks,

Here's the latest on the webcam problems:


From: Karen Lindsey
Sent: 05/19/2006 12:49 PM
To: Steve Chase
Subject: Eagle Cam

Hi Steve,

It appears that there is some problem with the camera at the tree end. We
went to the bottom of the tree today and could not get a video signal on
the portable monitor. John and Mike are thinking on it, and if they come
up with any ideas, we'll give it a try.

K


Folks, we will do everything we can to get this thing going again. Please bear with us.

73 comments:

MEMA Jo said...

Thanks for working on this problem... I sure hope that John & Mike get some real good thoughts - soon! I know the tree can't be climbed or we would risk scaring the adult eagles.

Maybe now is the time to put a camera in the other tree !!!! It would increase our chances of seeing the First Flight. Just an idea.

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

Jo,
Actually, the adult eagles do tolerate human "closeness", i.e., banding the eaglets. This has been accomplished by USFWS specialists over at the Blackwater Refuge in cambridge. They tree climb to the nest to band, sex and even bring the eaglets down from the tree, as they were taking the eaglets to Vermont for their restoration project. See the Eagle cam web logs on the Blackwater site for more info. The adults generally fly over the nest and put up a ruckus during a "human" visit, but will return to their young.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Yes, John and Mike, if there is anything we can do to help, just let us know. LOL. This is hard but I guess we will all live. Maybe? Anxiously awaiting the return!

Just Vicky said...

Ok, does anyone know how they are today?? How in the world can we make it through a weekend without the cam??
Are they all 3 ok??

Anonymous said...

I lost the web address for the other bird sites. Can anyone provide it to me? Miss the babies but am glad it wasn't my old computer's problem.

MEMA Jo said...

Hi There Anonymous! Web site for all bird cams is: beakspeak.com:birdcams.
You can take your pick of the birds on this one. Enjoy!
Sure is lonely without our eaglets to watch. Doesn't sound like our cam is a simple fix this time.

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MEMA Jo said...

The Midnight Hour
And now I lay me down to sleep
And to my eaglets I thus speak:
Stay in that nest
So I can get some rest !

I sometimes do and say silly things when I am distraught - you know like panic-stricken.

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Veronica said...

It is tough not being able to watch the eaglets. I just got home from work and it's the first thing I like to do is check on the babies. They made it this far. I am sure they are okay. That is the most important thing to me. They will leave the nest soon and I will have to find something else to do. Boo-hoo.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Jo, I thought that little poem fit pretty good. I hate not being able to see anything about them. To the folks at NCTC, I am sure you are doing everything you can to fix this and we really do appreciate it. We are just a little anxious about missing that first flight since most of us have been here since they were just three little eggs. Thanks for all you do and the opportunity you have given us thus far to marvel in mother nature's work. It has been really lovely.

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

Ditto to what Sharon just said. Us Eaglet moms just worry that they are ok, which I have faith that they are.

Kathy0717 said...

http://www.nu.com/eagles/default.asp#

Here is another eagle cam that is working.
Kathy

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Okay, the waiting and wondering is driving me nuts! Anybody else? I need to see what our babies are doing! :(

MEMA Jo said...

9:45pm Saturday Jo Md
Hi Sharon: Your feelings are mutual. I am thinking of going to Shepherdstown tomorrow with my spy glasses just to see what I can see! I guess around lunchtime would be good as they usually have a feeding then. I'm not absolutely certain about driving down - but I sure am thinking of it! This is driving me crazy - I can't believe how lost I feel not seeing those little guys. Thanks for making a comment-I keep checking to see if there are any. I feel better since I've heard from you.

sunny said...

Hey Jo! I was thinking about driving down tomorrow too. My hubby will think I'm nuts, though! I will be going to NCTC on Friday night, but that's almost a week away!

MEMA Jo said...

Sat Jo-MD If I decide to go I will post a comment. My hubby is going to take me - even though he doesn't know it yet. I need some directions once I come into Shepherdstown to get to NCTC - got any. Email me then if you want to
jo_lennox@hotmail.com.
I'll be in touch.

sunny said...

Jo-you have mail.

MEMA Jo said...

Got It - Thanks, Sunny.

MEMA Jo said...

Sunday 3:41pm Jo-Md
I didn't get down to Shepherdstown like I had hoped to do today. Other things came up & the weather was nasty. I hope Steve makes a comment first thing tomorrow am so we know if any progress is being made with the cam repair. I'm just wondering if BigBoy's new perch right under the cam has anything to do with him 'beaking' the cable connection?

eagle-eyed sharon said...

I am with you Jo. Steve, oh, Steve, please tell us there is a solution in progress. We are getting pretty desperate here.

Just Vicky said...

Beyond desperate-- insane, can't believe we've been this long without them! I should be doing other things but I keep checking and checking and checking --

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Me too Vicky. Checking and still nothing. Maybe with tomorrow being Monday, they will do something. I hope so. I am sure they will at least let us know something.

Just Vicky said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one experiencing withdrawals! I have to admit this has become MY addiction! They are better than desperate housewives by far!

Grandma said...

It seems this is the way with technology (computers), they always seem to crash just at the moment I need them most. After watching so long, I'm having withdrawal pains.

Veronica said...

I miss watching the babies so much. I hope they are doing okay in all this wind.

Joni said...

Ok, PLEASE...enough is enough....let's get the camera fixed! This is absolutely heart breaking not to see our babies! I know everyone is trying, but it's been soooo long now, and I really, really miss them!

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Steve, we are really begging and groveling -- Please let us see our babies. We are so close to first flight time and it would be a shame to have been watching these babies since they were in a shell and then miss taking their first flight. I am sure it is aggravating to you all too. Sorry for the bugging but we are desperate. Signed: Eaglet Junkie

Just Vicky said...

You are 500% correct on that Joni!
Ditto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suzanne said...

Eagle Cam is UP! Thank you Steve and everyone!!! I feel much better seeing all 3 babies now.

Just Vicky said...

Wow! Miracle!!!!!! THANKS SOOOOOOOO VERY MUCH, HOPE WE CAN GET THE LIVE ONE TOO!

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

I sure do miss the eaglets too. I hope they can get the cam up soon.

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

Wooooohoooooooooo!!!!

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

Wow they have grown a lot in 3 days....look bigger than Mom!

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Yeah, rah!! They are all still there. I am so glad. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. They have grown so much.

Suzanne said...

Paula, I agree. Mom was there a few minutes ago, and the babies look bigger than she is. They sure have grown a lot! But it's so very nice to have them back!!! Thanks again everyone involved who made it possible.

Veronica said...

Yeaaaahhh! Much appreciation to the folks that got the cam up and working again! It is so wonderful to see the babies again.

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

Thanks, NCTC for all your hard work on the getting the cam working. You just made the day for a bunch of eaglet groupies!

eagle-eyed sharon said...

The LIVE FEED is up --- yeah, rah!!!

MEMA Jo said...

10:17am Monday Jo-MD
Amen! When I was up around 7am & everything was still down-I just went back to bed. Boy oh Boy! It is going to be a good Monday now. Thanks NCTC for giving us our life back! I wonder who had to climb the tree. Waiting anxiously for Steve's remarks. Yep! They sure do look big. I see Spunky over at BigBoy's old spot perching. Looks like Inbetween is the largest.

Joni said...

Thank you so much! Just one major question....with all the shadows, are you guys sure that you see all 3 of them....I can only see 2....

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

Joni, all eaglets are present and accounted for

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Absolutely all present and accounted for. Thanks to everybody involved in getting this back up for us.

Joni said...

Thank goodness - Now I see all 3 of them...started to get that "empty nest" feeling in my stomach...Wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry....but all's well now that they are all accounted for! Thank you to everyone!

Suzanne said...

Were there just 2 of them scrapping? Looked like it, but I don't have the live feed. Mom came in and broke it up. Anybody know? They all seem to be ok.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for all the hard work to get the cam up and running again, and thanks to everyone involved in all aspects of this incredible view into how Nature works. It's very humbling.

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

Wow is that a huge fish for lunch or what?

Just Vicky said...

Sure was a whopper! Guess parents know these are teenagers!

MEMA Jo said...

12:09pm Monday Jo-MD
My live video just went down but the cam is still running.

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

Jo - same here.

Suzanne said...

I only got to see part of what is left of the fish, and it looked large. As long as Mom is still feeding them, they won't fledge, so I guess we'll have them around for another day or two anyway. That's good, it's nice to have them back.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

It is really good to have them back. My live feed went down too. It was a little wiggly so maybe they are working on that. I missed the big fish. Oh well, there is always supper!

MEMA Jo said...

12:58pm Jo-MD
It is interesting to note that the adult has been at the nest for a long period. I wonder what is going on since that's not the norm?

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Jo, I was wondering the same thing. Maybe there is an ugly predator nearby or something.

Just Vicky said...

Anyone else concerned with "littlest one???"

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Vicky, has he not been moving much or something?

marie said...

I am also concerned about the little one. He/she seems to be so still. I hope he is ok! I am so glad the camera is back up. What a weekend without my eagle fix!

MEMA Jo said...

1:55pm Jo-MD Ok? I am getting that multicolored bar across the top of my Cam & since they all appear to be napping, I can't tell if it is frozen. I didn't have a concern about Spunky, but I'll wait to see what Vicky meant by her comment. ALSO, does anyone else on the blog have that 'little trash can' under their comments? If I click on it, I can delete my comment - I am wondering if others can delete my comment - Does anyone else have it OR would someone open mine (you can cancel- you don't need to cancel my comment) Let me know. I'm probably just 'special' in some wierd way!

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

He's probably napping, all 3 were, but now 2 are up...there is also another big fish in the nest for the afternoon meal.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

The little trash can is just under mine comments on mine so I guess we can only trash our own comments. Some people might want to trash mine but they can't. LOL.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Also, I don't have that stripe either. And I meant "my comments", not mine comments.

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

Video is back up

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

:) Cause she has a can too! (I thought it was just me) Guess you can only trash yourself!

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

I am not getting much work done.....

MEMA Jo said...

2:25pm Jo-MD
I'm am soooooo glad we all have cans!
Now I know that I am really 'one of the group'. I'm going to the video & hope I see some wing flapping & leaves moving!

sunny said...

Yippe! They're back! I was unable to get on the computer this morning, so I'm just now joining in. THANKS NCTC!!!

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Live feed is back!!

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Okay, so maybe I was a little behind times. :)

marie said...

OK so I am paranoid but has anyone see the little guy move at all?

Kathy0717 said...

Thanks for getting the camera back up! I too am so happy all the babies are still home and safe after the very windy conditions this weekend. Now, I need to get back to work and stop staring at the babies!!!

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

Yes, Marie - just saw him stretch a wing out...

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

Spunky is working on that fish now

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