Thursday, May 04, 2006

May 4


Lunchtime shot. I could see the biggest eaglet standing on the side of the nest as I drove in this morning. These critters are growing fast.

15 comments:

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Steve, these critters really are growing fast. Unbelievable. Is the live feed messed up? Can't get into it?

Steven said...

More problems. They're working on it...

Chris said...

Steven,

Thanks very much for all your hard work on this. My sister-in-law works at NCTC and I know how busy you guys are, you keeping us updated every day means a lot and I just want you to know we appreciate it!

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Thanks Steve. Modern technology is certainly a process, not an event. Not a perfect world we live in. Patiently waiting . . .

Glo said...

Yep kudoos to all of you. I always check over my lunch break and again late afternoon. I appreciate all the info picures/video...just plai all the work that has gone onto it!!! It is a wonderful experience

MEMA Jo said...

Hi Steve: Just how large are our eaglets? Are they as large as the one being held in the pic I sent you by email from the Blackwater article? It's so hard to tell their size from the Cam & Video.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Video is back!! Yeah rah!! :)

Nancy said...

Is it me, or is the biggest eaglet kind of bullying his way around the nest? If he wants to be where the little one is, by golly, he's going to be there. I guess it's just nature at work(and me being an overprotective spectator "mother.")
I'm about ready to leave work and I can go out of my way just a little on the way home to pass the eagles nest - think I will and see if anyone is perched on the side.

sunny said...

Nancy, You'll have to let us know what you see. I saw the nest right after #3 hatched, and I could see an adult perched right above the nest, keeping an eye on things. I'd like to get back down there again.

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

I am amazed at how quick the feedings go now, looks like they are eating bigger and bigger pieces. They seem to wolf it down so quick....definitely like a bunch of teenagers!

Nature Lover said...

Like all of you, I am still in awe of the beauty and dedication of these beautiful birds. Steve, thanks so much for all the time you give sharing information with us. You really add to our joy and education. I do have two quick questions. Will the eaglets stay in the area they are born in, or will they migrate on their own? And, if one of them accidently gets pushed "overboard", are their wing feathers filled in enough to save them from an ill fated landing? It's wonderful to take time to watch these majestic birds during my hectic work day. Thanks soooooo much Steve and Staff.

Steven said...

The three eaglets are still not ready to fly. If one does fall or get pushed out it will be a sad day. Remember that 50% mortality rate. Our birds have beat it thus far and that's a pretty amazing feat.

I need to get some info for you regarding the range of the young eagles once they leave the nest. Try to do that tomorrow.

thanks for all of the continued support and comments.

Anonymous said...

We visited the NCTC a few weeks ago and the only thing I watched on the TV was the cam.
Now back in Colorado Springs it is fabulous to be able to follow their growth and development.
thank you so much,
Arina D.

Steven said...

Here's more info on the range of immature birds. They spend up to four years out and about, sometimes wandering great distances, say california to Alaska.

Nancy said...

Sunny, I drove by the nest this morning and for a second felt totally disoriented because everything looked different and I couldn't spot the nest: the leaves had come out on the trees! Just as I glimpsed the nest I realized that there was a vehicle behind me that I was holding up. Think the person turned into NCTC - Steve hope it wasn't you! Somebody was probably cursing me - sorry. So I didn't really see anything this morning - but I too saw an adult eagle poised above the nest the last time I drove by.

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