Good morning Steve...thanks for the picture. There's our next bit of excitement greeting us and the day. Of course it would be awfully exciting if Big Boy would check in. Kind of need him to stop by while the other 2 are still there so we KNOW for sure it was him!!! What do you think the chances of that are? Any idea? Also how long would it take him to build that amount of heighth to get back up there?Have a good day.
OH Steve I have a web page, it's not done but here it is http://www.mychristiansite.com/personal/glo77/grammy's.htmlBlogger will leave off the end of the url bUT it is /glo77/grammy's.htmlThis weekend I will move the Fledge clip to my Blogger site with probably the picture collage from a few days ago some other fun stuff etc. Do you think then we could ad it as a link for BLOGS linked to this site?ThanksGlo
Ummm I see one eagle in the nest!!! It is 7:40 your time
Morning, Glo...Everybody is up early to see if the male has fledged, but I think it is too wet still.You can see his tale by the right side of the trunk.Could you send the clip of Big Gal to Steve to add to this blog??Have a great day....Jim
7:51am Jo-MD Thank you so much for some clean space to Blog! Good Morning, Steve - Sorry you have to go down the road again - I know you would rather be in WV taking care of all our needs! We'll keep you posted.I like GLO's idea of a link to her web page - Next year let's have a Gallery page on this site. Back to the Cam!
Movin Sharon made that clip. I think she already sent it to Steve, yesterday. My guess is we will see something on here about the fledge in the next day or two. We are thinkin NCTC has a nice live clip of their own. Time will tell.
Thanks for the info Jo. Glad we have a new page to crash today! LOL. Still waiting and wondering and praying!!
OK still two..Or did Big boy grant our wish and fly in LOL
Good morning Steven----You are right yesterday was a very BIG day-----but I think everyday that I have been watching these eagles has been a big day-----THANKS GLO---I visited your web page----AWESOME-----Thanks for sharing!!!!
Morning, All. Ok, so now the 2 that are left are all gonna hug the tree. Are they trying to give us all a feeling of what the nest is going to look like? I'm glad they're all growing and so healthy, but I'm gonna miss them...the nest looks really empty when they're up against the tree!
8:16am Jo-MD Just hung up the phone with Steve Wunderly - He will check out the live feed (didn't realize it was down) & he said they would need to go out looking for BigBoy but that he could be anywhere with a mile radius.ALSO: Lisa-Webmaster at Blackwater sent me an email that complimented the video of Sharon's & Glo's combined efforts on the first flight. Lisa does the EaglePage for Blackwater.
Morning, everyone! I sure would like to see Big with my own eyes! There was so much flapping last night that I was sure another one would be gone by nightfall, but I guess they were too stuffed to move.
Once I go to work, no live feed for me, until I peak in at lunch time :-( But if Blogger will work I can check there so keep good notes. Oh but not so good that we crash them today LOL...
I hope they get the live feed up soon. I am working too hard here. LOL. Hope somebody gets out there and finds him for us too.
The nest looks a little cluttery this morning. Do you think Big Boy is the one who did all the cleaning?
No feeding yet this morning. You reckon they are starving out Ms. Inbetween today?
I thought Ms InBetween was gone there for a minute. If they haven't been fed, she/he's next. But they shouldn't be too hungry after all the feedings they got yesterday. If may be too early. Then again, maybe not. But I'll be willing to bet she's fledge by the weekend.
I mean she'll fledge by the weekend. Can't type today.
I think so too Suzanne. It won't be long for her. Yes, I would say the weight they gained yesterday will keep them from flying for a day or 2. Sure do wish the live feed would come up.
Yeah, me too! I want you to get it on Fraps for all of us again! Now that you know how to do it. I'm hoping that we'll get some stills when Steve gets back.They keep looking off to the right, don't they? Wonder if Big Boy is over there saying "well...come on."
So where did she go? Under the tree? I looked away for a second and one's missing. Ms InBetween has been flapping for the last 10 minutes...
9:39 am - And then there was one??
Oh yeah, I see a little head. Phew...
I TURNED MY HEAD FOR ONE SECOND AND BAM, THERE IS ONLY ONE!!!!! SUZANNE, YOU DID SAY YOU SAW A HEAD?????
9:39am Jo-MD#1) Just talked again with Steve W. & he said they did go out & check but did not sight BigBoy.However; he feels that one adult eagle is with him! That's reasuring.#2) On the day we were visiting, the Frederick News-Post was publishing an article for the 6/7/06 newspaper titled, Webcam gives bird's-eye view of eagle nest!!! The picture of our jumping eaglet is there. The link is long but here goes:http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=49573You can just go to Fredericknewspost under the archive dates & pull it up.#3) live feed still downI think I had scheduled things to do today - just can't remember what???? I think I have another bout with the Bird Flew!
Okay, I missed it. Is she gone or hiding in BigBoy's hiding place. My heart is pumping hard again!!
STILL CAN'T SEE HER??????
I missed it again, didn't I? I sure hate having to work for a living!!! Is InBetween gone??
I don't see any movement at the tree. I am afraid she might be!!
I think Spunky is by himself now. I am sad/happy/sad/happy!!
9:47am Jo-MD So as I am making a comment, you gals lost another bird? I truly don't see anyone's head under the cam. I'll keep watching - I just don't see Inbetween..... First person that sees her - send up the alarm!!Man, we need that live feed.
LOOKING! LOOKING! I STILL ONLY SEE ONE?????
I'M ASSUMING THE LIVE FEED WILL NOT BE UP UNTIL THE USUAL TIME OF 11 O'CLOCK????
I think she is gone. I am so sad!!
She is there. She poked her head out after I posted asking where she was. If you look at the pic, right between the last number and the A in AM you can see a shadow. That's what poked out. Oh, there whe is.
SHARON, DON'T BE SAD:( BE HAPPY:) SHE HAS BEEN ITCHING TO GET OUT THERE AND "FLY LIKE AN EAGLE"
I am looking too, I'll let you know if I see anything...196 comments, no wonder the blog had problems!
aha she is there
Okay, where did she come from?
She flew out while I was typing the last post. Oh wow, she may not be there for long at the rate she's going!
Lots of Flappin
OK, THERE SHE IS.....
She's wanting to go, isn't she? Maybe just a little nervous.
She was just wanting to make sure we were paying attention.
Well that sure worked! We're all glued with hearts racing!!
WHAT A LITTLE TEASER SHE IS.....
10:12 Jo-MD That was not nice of MsInbetween to get our attention by hiding & then jumping out and flapping all around. I jumped the gun and sent an email for HELP to Steve W & then had to send a FALSE ALARM. The Help one didn't go through because I was so nervous that I didn't even type his name correctly. Suzanne - I'll always believe what you say from here on out!We need that Live feed video.....like right now! Please.
HEY JO----I love your expression---suffering from the "bird flew"---COOL-----I think we are all suffering from the "bird flew"-----Do you suppose Ms. Inbetween is just letting Spunky know she is "TOP Gun" now!!!!!!!
There she goes, back too close to the tree. Spunky's keeping an eye on her too.
Hopefully at 11 a.m. we will have the live feed. Regularly scheduled time and all. HINT, HINT to the powers that be!! :) Still not getting much work done today.
Ok, so now she's hiding her head laughing. "Got them all to look!! hee hee"
I think I have terminal bird "flew". Sure do wish we had the live feed so I wouldn't have to switch back and forth to look at the stills. I think Denver is where it comes out of and they don't come in until 8 their time and 11 our time. Patience is a virtue I am told. God, grant me patience, but please hurry!! :)
She looks like she's eating. I didn't see a parent bring anything. Did anyone else? Whatever it is, Spunky wants some too.
Probably leftovers from the 25 meals they got yesterday!! Well, maybe not 25 but a lot!!
Ah hah. A stash. They saw how Mom got BigBoy out, so they hid some food. And yeah, they did eat a lot yesterday. Like weren't they eating all day? With Mom in the nest and Dad visiting? And being fed? At their age? Teenagers, who can do anything with 'em?
Smart little raptors, huh?
10:45am Jo-MD Who's under that nest? They keep stretching to see down there. Probably looking for some food - have not seen any feedings yet today. I know the live cam on Mondays always starts around 11am - but you all know that it seems to run continuously throughout the week. I hope it comes up.Out of here for 2 hrs - Hope I miss something Great.
Inbetween is entranced with something below the nest...wonder if Big Boy is calling to her?
Mom is serving Brunch!
10:49am Jo-MD Must have heard me express concern over feedings.... They are such good parents. I gues Mom/Dad brought some food - I really didn't see the landing.
Guess Mom was watching and saw them attacking their stash. Guess she figured she's might as well deliver. Probably won't fledge today, now. Well maybe I can get some work done. (That'll be a change from the last couple days.)
They both got some and they're both eating.
11:01 a.m. Live feed not up. Oh, patience, I forgot!! :)
Both parents in there a minute ago. I don't like that because they need to be following BigBoy around!!
EATING TIME AGAIN!! Go figure!
He's probably off eating all by himself. Mom is still there. Both parents are training him, maybe that's why the other 2 are eating so well! What's this, meal #2 in what, a half hour or so?
Ok where's the live cam???? The other is better than nothing but I sure am spoiled! Always wanting more!
Now I am impatiently waiting on the live feed!!! Is there anybody out there who can help us?
WE ARE BACK ON LIVE GIRLS!
Live feed is up!!! YEAH!
It's up!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
It may be just in time, Too!!! I thought for sure she was going to take off that time.
Hey Sharon & Glo! I was just over at the Blackwater site, and Lisa has put a link to your video of Big fledging!!!! I found it on the Osprey page.
Hey Glo, we are famous!!
After a brief nap, she's up and about again. As so is the little guy.
Oh my goodness!! I just went to the loo and came back and there's only one that I can see and he seems to be straining to look to the right. Did Ms. In-Between take flight and I missed this one, too?
No, she is in BigBoy's hiding place at the tree.
Oh, yes! There she is!
Looks like a fish was delivered around 3 PM... It looked like Dad, and Ms Inbetween yanked the fish away from him! Then Dad did some tidying up chores (between 1 and 3 o'clock of the nest) and then Spunky took the fish away from Ms Inbetween and dragged it over near the trunk and is eating away. There was some flapping around earlier, but no sign of Big Boy coming for a visit. Hopefully he'll come back to the nest, or the NCTC folks will get a visual on him and let us know.
Still munching out on the fish. I can't believe Big Boy is gone...I feel so sad......:(
Barbara in Maine, what a good description. I went back and watched for a minute and you did good! Thanks. I am glad to see people posting. I thought everybody was gone!?
It's not that we are missing -- Blogger has been in a twist! I couldn't log on to read or write for a long time. Here's another idea for next year: how about a Yahoo chat group? That allows the posting of photos on the group site and also messages that go out to all members. I'm not sure if video clips can be posted too.Here's a question for our friends over at NCTC -- at what point can you tell if the eaglets are male or female? Will these babies be captured and tagged?Hey, just had some synchronous flapping going on!
Wings are really flapping!!!
Wow!! First they were just sitting there on the edge of the nest nodding their heads at each other like they were having a little chat and the nest looked so big and empty, and then they were both jumping up and down and flapping their wings and the nest looked awfully small again.
Food again!!! Is that Mom or Dad?
I think Dad was first, with a fish. THen Mom popped in and took it away from him!
Mom & Dad both!
Oh MY! This is the first time I've read the comments in ages. Guess I'm a bit 'out of the loop'. I just needed to leave a comment to ask: "why do I feel SAD that one of the eaglets has fledged?" Now I know what they mean by "empty nest syndromw"....I never felt like this when my own KIDS left home
Neither baby is making any attempts to feed. When dad first flew in with the fish, he offered a piece to InBetween but then ate it himself. Then mom flew in and took the fish to the other side of the nest. Now mom is just standing on the fish, looking around.
who/what is on the branch at 2:00, beyond the leaves. I see a lot of movement, and I see white. Is it one of the adults?
OK - I saw Big Boy!!!!! Everybody back up to where mom leaves the nest....watch the top of the screen, you will see bit boy land in the tree at (12:00 a.m.) and then mom comes in right behind home (you can see her white, so you know it's her!) Let me know if you all see it!
Joni, I followed your instructions, and I saw him! Thanks!!!!!!!
Are we talking to just over the right of Spunky's head. I see a large enough black bird flapping wings over there. Still doing now as I type!!!
i followed your link to the first flight of the one you all call "Big Boy" My heart leapt out of my chest when he took off - thanks for posting for all to see!
MS. IN-BETWEEN JUST HAD A WHITE FEATHER OUT OF PLACE AND SHE AND SPUNKY PULLED ON IT UNTIL IT CAME OUT. HOPE IT WASN'T A NECCESARY FLIGHT FEATHER. THEY SEEM TO GET ALONG PRETTY WELL.
OK Live feed is down, and blogger is pokie pokie not a real good sign :-(
:(:*( live feed is down............. watching them this slow is devestating. i'm so spoiled by live feed!!!hehe.Ms. In between is giving me small heart attacks cuz i can't see what she's actually doing. all i see is wings flapping. AHH!
Joni said... "OK - I saw Big Boy!!!!! Everybody back up to where mom leaves the nest....watch the top of the screen, you will see bit boy land in the tree at (12:00 a.m.) and then mom comes in right behind home (you can see her white, so you know it's her!) Let me know if you all see it!"How do I find the video you are talking about???Thanks,Kathy
Oh what a night, NO LIVE CAM! Won't get to see "spidy" build his web on the lens!
Kathy, you had to have the live feed up to see what Joni is talking about. I did actually see him, though!
9:38pm Jo-MD Guess I'm a die-hard since I just found the blog not to be under maintenance! What a night: no live feed (well I didn't try it-I will when I finish this comment) No Big Boy in the nest - Ole' spidey weaving his web. Once again we will need to wait for dawn's early light! I am going to email some eagle mom's that the blog is up - that is if I can publish my comment.
Yep I t was a long dry spell Geesh. Had another attack of bird flew come into my email... I didn't have it this time, someone else did. LOL It's going around so be watchful. Kathi do you mean the video of the first flight or the video of those who saw what appeared to be Big Boy and mom. If you mean the flight go to my web page...I have the url in the second post of the day...or email me email@example.com and I'll send you a direct link. I can't help you with the other one though.
9:58 p.m. I have been out all evening. I don't think the bird you all saw in the tree was BigBoy. I saved that part on FRAPS. I think it is a bird that pinged InBetween just a few minutes earlier (Have that saved in FRAPS too). I also think Momma Eagle attacked that bird in the tree!! At least that is how it looked in the clip. I will try to send it out to a few of you tomorrow and let you decide. Going to bed right now though. Been another long day!! I hope everybody has a wonderful night.
OK Good night Sharon. You didn't miss too much, kinda haaving a dryspell info wise. just the 30 sec (LOL) cam. Got some neat shots of In between wingin it though. Will get a couple of them to the website tomorrow.
Hi, Know it's getting late, but wanted to thank everyone for posting during the day. I can't watch till I get home and it's almost like being there without as much anxiety. HaHa. I was thinking it is probably a good thing they turn off the camera after they leave, I can see us all checking in a watching an empty nest all summer. We got it bad!
IS IT MY IMAGINATION,OR DID THE LIVE FEED GO OFF LAST THURSDAY AND NOT COME BACK TIL MONDAY??? ANYONE REMEMBER???
Good morning, All. Guess some did and some didn't see what could have been Big Boy late yesterday. The kids are up and just sorta hanging around at the moment. No flapping, just one by the tree and one at 12:00. Never mind 12 just took flight to the other side of the nest. Must have heard me and wanted to show me that she really was awake. She's very active now. Here we go again...another day glued to the screen. Wonder if she'll fledge today? Or maybe still too full? She's sure flapping around the nest. A bit of wind, and she'd be gone...
They're taking turns flying all over the nest...first one, then the other.
Ang, I guess we will just have to get a life when they cut the camera off! Although, as I have said before, this one is pretty good. Get to work and eagle watch all day and never have to leave the house!! I love it!
Wow, I want your job Sharon! I have to get up in the middle of the night and drive for 2 hours before I can Eagle watch!
Suzanne, it is a tough life but somebody has to live it!! I am a medical transcriptionist. I have bird feeders right outside my office window so I get to watch birds live and in person as well as my eaglet babies online and never have to leave my seat!!
That sounds nice. I feed the birds too, outside my kitchen and living room windows. They're entertaining, and I have cats who love to sit in their window seats and just imagine catching all those birds...and squirrels...and I now have a chipmunk. Cute little thing. But of course they can't get out, and the birds know that, so they just taunt the cats. It's just too funny. But I do like to watch them and listen to them. Had a hawk of some kind a couple years ago...he was evidentally making the rounds in the neighborhood, but haven't seen him for a while. Majestic birds are raptors! But right now I spend too much time away from home, so can't watch like I used to. I live in PA and work in DC. Not the best arrangement. I come in early to beat the traffic. But you're right, somebody's got to do it. I just keep thinking...someday I can retire, and sleep past 0130 in the morning. Won't that be nice!!!
Suzanne, I was saying mine was a tough life but was only joking. Yours really sounds like it really is!! 1:30 in the morning. That is when I am sleeping my best. Don't think I could handle that too good!!
It's not so bad. Just like anything, you get used to it. And like I said, I have kitties, and they're very good alarm clocks. (Except they don't have a snooze button! Have to work on that.) When I get up, they get breakfast, so I don't usually oversleep. But like I said, it's not too bad. And I LOVE my weekends!!
Now, I on the other hand, have to work at least one day every weekend. Every now and again I get both days off but not often. Both babies look wet again this morning but both are present and accounted for. Hope the live feed doesn't stay down all weekend. Steve C. is supposed to be back today so maybe he will get that fixed for us!!
I hope it stays up. If you see anything, will you Frap it? I thought one of 'em was gonna take off this morning, but guess they got tired after all that flying around the nest.
Hey Steve, All, last night on the Hagerstown NBC news 6:00,they filmed from Sheperdstown, WV. Interesting. I've never been there, but it's a very pretty town. They were filming from German Street, in town. Sheperdstown is the oldest town in WV. Anyway, I watched it hoping they would give a shot or a mention of the NCTC and the Eagles, but they didn't. It was disappointing. If Frederick can run an article, (which by the way, thanks Jo), why can't Hagerstown at least get a shot of the nest. Or give you guys a plug. But it does look like a nice town.
She just took off, didn't she Sharon?
Nope, never mind. Hiding again by the tree. Phew.
Hi, My name is Kim and I live in Hagerstown, MD, I have been watching the Eagles since they first laid eggs, and I am just entranced by these great creatures. Infact my hubby works for Eagle Construction out of Greencastle PA, Hagerstown did have a article about our Eagles when they first hatched, I have called them about an update, also , I am a really bad with computer know how, can someone Please tell me how to see some photos of Big Boy Fledging or any other photos of the kids in the nest, I can be emailed at Kimberleebsmith@msn.com, Thanks so much
Kim -- you've got mail!! I just sent you the video.
Welcome Aboard, Kim. Join the rest of us Eagle fanatics. Get bird-flew along with the rest of us. (I like that term!)
I love "bird-flew". That is the coolest term for what we all have!
Bird flew...Have you noticed that some seem to have worse symptoms than others. Hallucinations have started to develop in those who seem to have the least resistance. It also does appear to be contagious. Good morning everyone. Hope your day is wonderful. Wanted to say that while Blogger still works (sigh)
SINCE WE HAVE NO LIVE- FEED ON THE EAGLETS. I'VE BEEN WATCHING THE ONES OUT IN CANADA. YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE RIGHT IN THE NEST WITH THEM. MOM FLEW OFF TO GET BREAKFAST.
Glo - are you talking about me having worse symptoms? LOL.
Hi Kim! I'm in H-town, too. Channel 25 did a news story on the eagles back in March. That's how I found out about the eagle-cam. Little did I know that it would lead to a serious cand of bird-flew!
Hi Everyone, Thanks for welcomimg me to Eagle Land,and for the photos, and links, Gosh I wish everyone would respond to my needs like you guys have, Yes, I have the Bird flew, and it has had my entire family and friends wondering if I have lost my mind and I have been glued to the computer for the last few month watching our babies. since mom and dad only had one last year I suppose they made up for it this year, my niece graduates from High school this morning so I will be gone for a while, so Please keep me posted.
Kim, if we don't do anything else in a day, we do post on here every detail -- at least until we crash the blogger! LOL. These eaglets have so many mommies and daddies it is unreal. They have to feel the love in the air!!Steve, are you back today? We have missed you. Could you see if it would be possible to keep the live feed up for the weekend?
Morning Glo and all the rest! I checked with "local" residents of Oakwood and they do remember commode races! It was a BIG event of the town I hear! I too have "Bird Flew" fever, even developing an irritating "rash!" Does that make me "official?"
Good morning all. I was talking about the video that had Big Boy/Girl coming back. I've seen your video Glo, several times! Thank you for sharing and answering my questions. I don't get to post much on here, but I try to read all of your posts. I love these babies and will miss them so much. Last night I was talking to my sister who also has been watching since the eggs were laid. I told her I was really feeling down and I know it's due to the fledging of Big Boy/Girl. I hope we get to see him again soon.
I think InBetween just took off!! 8:59 a.m.
Confirming, number two just fledged. Our Director, Rick Lemon, saw him go on the closed circuit.
I think you're right, Sharon. 8:59 AM and she was perching just about the same spot that Big Boy took off from, and then in the next shot she was gone.
And I missed it because I was trying to get into the blog!!!!
That is the launching pad. Exact same spot where BigBoy took off!! I could cry. Steve, can we get a copy of that closed circuit takeoff?
I am thinking she is the exact same age at takeoff as BigBoy was. Is that right? Sunny, do I have your email. I just sent out a mass email to most of the addresses I have of the picture I saved when she was getting ready to take off!! I am shaking!!
I HATE that I can't use the live feed because I'm on dial-up! I noticed that MS. Middle was acting very similar to Big Boy before he fledged and now I haven't seen her for 5 minutes. Why do I feel so SADDDDDDD?
I missed this one too! I swear I'm going to figure out how to take my PC to the bathroom with me! (THAT should go over big here at work!) Darn. Sharon, did you get her? Poor little thing looks lost now, doesn't she? She doesn't understand why all of a sudden she's alone.
Suzanne, check your email. I sent the picture that I saved!!
Yes, Sharon, I got your e-mail. Thanks! You're good!
Well I was at my neighbor's for coffee. And of course we have no live feed. I feel sad for spunky actually. Good eating I guess but kinda a lonely reality that says, "I too must make that "Leap of faith" or stay here alone . Darn!!!
We're working on getting a video clip.
Thanks Steve....And maybe today sometime there will be a chance to go look for Big Boy and Ms-In-Between. So glad you are back. You have been truly missed.
Thank you so much Steve!!
Sharon did you send me the still you got just before? I have a great one of her last night with winhs outstretched, sun caught her colors beautifully too. I will get it to the website today>
Sharon..."Well let's just say, yesterday there were a series of strange reports of what "bird flew" in and out of here, on more than one occasion. We difinitely do have something going around here!!!
Glo, I sent it to your work address. I just resent it to the other one.
Case your interested, we've got a Friday blog going now....Jim
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