Friday, June 09, 2006

Friday--June 9th The Home Stretch



Here's our last eaglet, looking at its sibling who just fledged, at around 9:00 AM.

more soon.

92 comments:

Nancy K. said...

Will there be some place where we can acess photos and video clips that have been saved? I'm already feeling so empty. And poor Baby looks so alone!

movin said...

Yes!!

I was looking at the hookup just before 9 am, the male was perched and leaning where his sister took off from......

The pic refused to refresh!!!!

So I actually missed the takeoff...I hope somebody has the video clip.

Have a great day.

Jim

marie said...

Darn --- I just missed the fledge - AGAIN!!!! I can't believe our babies are leaving. Joy - sadness - joy - sadness. It is truly similar to watching my own children leave home. But now I have the grandbabies to enjoy - I am looking forward to next year and experiencing this wonderful gift from God again.

norma said...

HEY KIDS----What will Spunky do? I feel soooooo sorry for her, I didn't feel like "CHEERING" when I saw INBETWEEN take off------Jo--I am really suffering from the "Bird Fleeeeew"------!!!!!!!

Bet Mom/Dad will bring on the FOOD now--------Poor Substitute---

MITS said...

Sharon, didn't get it.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Mits - email me!

sunny said...

Mom has come to check on Spunky!

Glo said...

Thanks Sharon...yep I am off today. I'll watch for it to come in. I will add it along with last nights gorgeous shot of her about 8 pm. Hopefully today we can figure out how to link one of them to a clip of the takeoff...somewhere!!

norma said...

YES----- A TRUE "Mom"-----I know---we always think FOOD heals all pain-------Maybe I should stop watching & eat!!!!!!

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Actually "movin" we are pretty sure BigBoy was a boy because he was smaller than InBetween, whom we believe is a girl. Just the opinion of many of us.

MITS said...

Sharon, you have mail. Thanks. I missed this one also, after keeping an eye on her since 7 this a.m. DARN!!!! I'm running out of chances.

Glo said...
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Glo said...

Celebration website is updated.

Ms-in-betwwen, glowing in the sun last night, Secs before fledging this morning.


http://www.mychristiansite.com/personal/glo77/grammy's.html

the end of the url is getting cut off. It is

/glo77/grammy's.html

Kathy0717 said...

We'll now I'm really heavy hearted. Good luck to both of the eaglets.

movin said...

You may be confusing me, Sharon...

The biggest one, the first to fly, is female; the other two youngsters are male...that's the way I see it.

Sorry I didn't keep up on the nicknames too well.

Jim

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Spunky looks big now. Nothing to compare him to anymore. I am so sad/happy/sad/happy!!

Becky said...

I am so happy for the "babes". they are getting their independence. But it is so sad to see them go. This is the first thing i do in the morning is to check on them...and left it on all day. Wish them all the luck!!!

MITS said...

GLO, BEAUTIFUL SHOT OF MS IN-BETWEEN. THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY FAVORITE TIME TO WATCH THE EAGLES, WHEN THE SUN IS GOING DOWN, EVERYTHING SEEMS SO MUCH CLEARER.

Kathy0717 said...

Glo,
I just enjoyed all of your videos on the eagles. The ones from March, where were they taken?
Kathy

Glo said...

The videos from March 2005 were taken about 5 minutes from my house along the Mississippi in the Quad Cities IL. area...I went every day, camera in hand...wish I had a huge expensive one, but anyway, I couldn't stay away. There were so many you couldn't begin to count them. I loved to hear them as well!

Suzanne said...

Thanks, Sharon. Got it. Awesome. I took some pics this morning, I'll send them to you. First one, then the other, then both were practicing. Give me a few minutes, I actually have to get some things done (egad, they want me to work!!). In fact, I'll send them to all the eagle parents I've been correspondening with.

MEMA Jo said...

10:07am Jo-MD What a joy to read all these comments! My heart really started pounding as I brought up the Eagle Cam after seeing the live feed was still down. Then I stared at Spunky all alone & swore that if that blog isn't up - well it was. I quickly read all your wonderful remarks & thank you Sharon for the pic & hope Glo & you can get the clips together. Hopefully Steve will be able to give us something like FRAPS did for BigBoy. I stayed up late last evening watching the Cam thinking I would see BigBoy come to the nest - I am sorry I missed the 9am first flight of Ms.Inbetween - perhaps she and BigBoy will come back to visit in a day or two. I think our illness has elevated to a Bird Flew II level.

Suzanne said...

Oh god Jo, we're getting worse? Bird-Flew II? I can't stand it...

Suzanne said...

Look who's hanging around by the tree trunk now. Wonder if Spunky thinks there is some "magic in the air" over there, and now she wants some. Poor thing. Hope the parents come soon and bring her something to eat and keep her company for a while.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

I definitely feel that we are in the advanced stages of "bird flew II". If all this excitement doesn't end soon, I am going to get fired!! Well maybe not!

Xomissmelxo said...

I MISSED IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOO

c'mon...

does someone have the clip??

Glo said...

No clip "Live feed down for us..Steve is working on something. Pictures are floating aorund though and updated onto the Eagle website I have made for "All of us"

Steven said...

We just went outside to look for the fledgling. There was one bald eagle soaring high over the nest. Couldn't tell if it was an adult or not.

Xomissmelxo said...

Poor Spunky. he's looking around like "hey guys... c'mon i'm bored up here!"

I hope he doesn't go before his time to fly just because he wants to be with his siblings.

Any sightings of Ms. In between? i've seen that some of you have witnessed Big boy and he's ok but any news on in between?

Xomissmelxo said...

Haha. thanks steve. i was busy posting while you answered my question. :)

MEMA Jo said...

1-:46am Jo-MD
Just think! Soon, very soon, it will be Bird Flew -All Gone!
I love all you Eagle Mom's & Dad's!
I am so happy for today - Thanks everyone for keeping the faith - I just know that we will see all 3 visiting in the nest one day.....Gotta get pictires of that reunion!

marie said...

Spunky looks so lonely and confused! Mom needs to come and sit with him for a while.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Steve, thanks so much for letting us know. I knew you would come through for us when you got back.

Anonymous said...

For all of you that may need a "Feathered Friend Friend" fix when this nest is empty. Check out this Osprey Camera http://67.86.143.68:81/view/index.shtml

Maybe someone can tell my why/how a blue bear got in the nest?

Xomissmelxo said...

Hmm Spunky is sitting in the same spot. He keeps leaning forward and then stopping... I wonder if he's trying to work up the courage to go visit his brothers/sisters?

Just Vicky said...

Baby is sure thinking about trying it!

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Oh my God, he is on the launching pad. Still a little too early (I hope) for him to go!! He needs to eat and grow for a few more days.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

I was just wondering where the live feed is!

Xomissmelxo said...

Spunky you stay in the nest and wait for mom to bring you some more protein! you aren't ready yet!!!!!!!!!

Glo said...

Spunky is not the only one who isn't ready for "Spunky to fly yet"!

Xomissmelxo said...

haha, the other two haven't been back to visit. there's going to be one serious empty nest syndrome for everyone!

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Glo - tell it sister. He really is not the only one not ready. I don't want it to end yet!! I ain't ready!!!

Glo said...

uumm hmmm and I will sit here and wath that empty nest often this weekend if I have too. Maybe we need to assign shifts. We have to get pictures of any and every return we can get. Justa thought. maybe send the times you either could watch or couldn't watch. OH my It's a lot like waiting up for the kids. Steve is probably chuckling at us.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

He probably is chuckling at us. I sure do wish Spunky would get off that launching pad. It makes me nervous. I don't think he is quite ready yet. He has lots of room now to practice though. He needs to utilize that. Has anybody seen a parent this morning? They can't get busy teaching the other 2 and leave Spunky helpless.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Look how he is leaning over the edge of that nest. SIGH!! Can't stand it. WE NEED THE LIVE FEED REALLY, REALLY BAD!!!

kalis5615@comcast.net said...

SHARON, I POSTED LAST NIGHT, THAT I THOUGHT THE LIVE FEED WENT OFF LAST THURSDAY AND DID NOT COME BACK ON TIL MONDAY. DO YOU REMEMBER THAT HAPPENING? IT SEEMED LIKE IT WAS OFF FOR MOST OF THE WEEKEND, OR MAYBE IT JUST SEEMED TO BE OFF FOR A LONG TIME.

sunny said...

Sharon, a parent popped in quickly after InBetween left, but didn't stay long.

Spunky keeps looking down. I hope InBetween didn't crash under the tree!

IrisF said...

Hi Steve,
I don't know what it would cost, but is there any way we could contribute to a fund so next year or whenever there are more eaglets to watch we could have live webcam 24/7? I for one would be glad to make a donation for that. Let us know, I can't be the only one. Thanks so much for all your trouble with us eaglet-"parents" out here. IrisF

Suzanne said...

Poor Spunky looks lonely. She's looking over the side of the nest like.."where'd everybody go?"

Just in case you're interested and want to do this again, someone told me they're starting the Falcon fledge watch Monday in Harrisburg. Just in case you want to get up close and personal, you can stand under the Rachel Carson building in case one of them doesn't fledge.

Kathy0717 said...

He sure is "trying his wings"

Suzanne said...

Spunky's trying to go. I don't think she's ready. Now I'm really getting nervous. Has anybody else seen the frantic flapping????

West Virginia Gal said...

Major wing flapping here 11:42 AM June 9th "he is saying this is where they took off from I want to follow them; hay wait up I'm coming"........will he or will he wait another day

MITS said...

SUZANNE, I'VE BEEN TALKING TO PEOPLE ON THEIR MSG. BOARD AND IT IS REALLY INTERESTING, HOW THE VOUNTEERS WAIT FOR THEM TO FLEDGE. I KNOW THEY ARE MESSY, BUT I'M GLAD THEY DON'T POOP-SHOOT OFF THE LEDGE, THEY WOULD HAVE TO CLOSE OFF THE STREET.

Suzanne said...

Yes, Mits that would be messy! But those kids would also land on concrete, not earth, so they all kind of watch our for the babies. If they don't make it, they're taken back up again to try the next time. I've never heard of one that was fatal because of the volunteers. (It may have happened, but I've not heard of it.)

Anonymous said...

Sunny, In-Between is OK. She's on a branch below the nest, flapping like crazy.

Xomissmelxo said...

YAY! thanks for the update on inbetween!!!!!!!!!! :):):)

eagle-eyed sharon said...

THANKS SO MUCH FOR TELLING US ABOUT IN-BETWEEN. THANK YOU.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Steve, can somebody go out and get pictures of her? That would be so cool.

Glo said...

sunny Where are you that you can see her. Its so good to get a report. Probably why spunky is giving us heart failure quite frequently this morning...peaking over thinkin. He's know where she is the wohole time.

Xomissmelxo said...

The osprey cam is cool but where the heck did the blue teddy bear come from and why is it in there???

Glo said...

LOL Sharon I think I would like to be a fly on the wall at NCTC today...eagles, cameras, BLOGS and humans all wanting something ASAP!!!

West Virginia Gal said...

Thanks Sunny for telling us that is why he is looking down all the time. She probably is saying oh come on brother. Don't be such a whisp. Just flap and jump and keeping flapping". You know how brothers and sisters are even if he's not ready she got to tease him. lol

Suzanne said...

Thanks so much for the update on Ms InBetween!!! Nice to know she's ok. Maybe that's why Spunky's going crazy.

Iris I would be willing to make a donation! You wouldn't be the only one, I'm sure

eagle-eyed sharon said...

I am thinking that anonymous that posted where InBetween is was Steve, answering Sunny's question from earlier about what Spunky was looking at. Might not have been Steve but probably somebody from NCTC.

Xomissmelxo said...

Looks like Spunky is taking a nap!

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Kind of quiet on the home front at the moment - both in the nest and on here.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

You know, he might just be enjoying the peace and quiet!! Don't have to be worried about being awakened by flapping of wings all around him!

Glo said...

LOL I thought too. Well guess Spunky is trying to relax. I'll bet that little heart has been doing lots of fluttering too.

Anonymous said...

Live feed is up

Xomissmelxo said...
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Xomissmelxo said...

LIVE CAM IS BACK

West Virginia Gal said...

Guess he has decided time to rest and hope Mom/Dad brings him some yummy food. Practice later on my wing flapping. Got to impress my "watchers" hee hee. Maybe I'll decided for take off another day. Come on food.

Glo said...

Thanks for the headsup on the live feed. Good morning Spunky...got ya in real time now. Feel free to just sit still and rest for a while though!!!

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Thanks for much for getting the live feed back on. We so appreciate it.

Glo said...

Look at 1 o'clock position just to right of barn roof. i think there is a good size black bird in that tree.

Of course he flew there. tell me its not Bird flew hallucinations again!!

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Why do you reckon there hasn't been a feeding?

eagle-eyed sharon said...

I don't see it Glo, where?

Suzanne said...

Hum, I wonder if both parents are trying to feed both the fledglings now. Since InBetween fledged, her reward is a nice meal, and I wonder if Big Boy is around trying to steal it? Parents must intervene. Wonder where Big Boy is anyway... I'm guessing here. I also wonder where the parents are and why they haven't fed Spunky.

I'm outta here for now, you all have a nice weekend.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

I have to say that Spunky looks so at ease, flaked out and enjoying the scenery.

Glo said...

Well Sharon I don't see it now either LOL. But I really do think that I did. I'll kep watching over in that spot for movement. My live feed keeps stalling out. Think I need to reboot.

Glo said...

Friday number 2 thread has been started

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

No more guessing who's who in the nest now :(

It's just Spunky!

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

The guess will be which eaglet returned!

Kathy0717 said...

Spunky is doing some heavy duty flapping!!!

Kathy0717 said...

Here's one of the parents.

Kathy0717 said...

Spunky doesn't seem interested in eating.

Kathy0717 said...

The wind must be doing some heavy duty blowing above that nest!

marie said...

Poor Spunky! All alone in the storm. He is getting soaked. I really feel bad for him.

Kathy0717 said...

Me too Marie. :(

Anonymous said...

Is NCTC aware that the live cam is down>

Judith said...

4:55 PM Live Cam still down. Been watching since they were egglets and been away all day so I missed the second fledge - the nest looks so empty and Spunky so lonely and I know we are all happy and sad at the same time. I hope they will keep the site up to keep us informed of what they do or do not know about the health and welfare of our young eaglets! And what do the parents do now? Do they use the nest or just leave it until next year? Still lots to learn... for me this has been a wonderful, educational, exciting experience and I've enjoyed everyone's comments and knowledge. And I know we will all be here next spring to see what happens.... Best Wishes to you all!

marie said...

Spunky looks so pitiful!

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