Thursday, March 22, 2007

Thursday

New thread.

Update:

Here is an excerpt from the NU Webcam (now called FirstLight) on egg viability that may be relevant to our nest this year, keeping in mind that they are talking about a Massachusetts nest:

"During incubation, the adults must keep the eggs warm and dry as exposure to rain and snow can chill and kill the developing embryos. Late snowstorms have resulted in the failure of many Massachusetts eagle nesting attempts, most notably the April Fools blizzard of 1997 which dumped up to 20 inches of heavy wet snow across the western half of the state. That year, four pairs of eagles nesting along the Connecticut River, including the pair under Eagle Cam, all failed to produce chicks. The snow that built up on the nests melted and collapsed around the eggs and the adults were unable to keep the egg cup warm and dry."

Hopefully our eggs here have not been impacted in a similar way.

79 comments:

Jennifer said...

Morning everyone! I'm keeping everything crossed that we get a hatching today. If not, it is what it is. It's been happening before the cam went up and will be long after thanks to the work of all the conservationists out there. Hopefully the webcam will be in place next year so we can watch all over again.

I feel privileged to see something so close that I wouldn't get to see ordinarily. :)

Sunny said...

Good Morning, Eagleland. Jennifer, you sure have a way with words. Fingers crossed for today! Belle was so restless last night, I thought there might be movement under her, but haven't seen anything this morning.

Thanks Steve and NCTC!!!!!!!!

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the new thread, Steve!

Thanks for the heads up, Jennifer. I agree, hope we get a chick today.

The ospreys have been very busy today, nestorations and mating frequently this morning.

paula eaglet momster said...

Good Morning, Eagle land! Here's hoping for the best!

Suzanne said...

Egg turning, 1 egg peeking.

Suzanne said...

Snack time for the chicks.

Suzanne said...

Dawn in Kent, eagle in tree, nest MT.

Sandy said...

Morning eagle buddies! Hoping for good news today from our nest!

Can't watch from work, so take notes!!

paula eaglet momster said...

I am not getting anything on the VA cam - is anyone else?

MEMA Jo said...

Good Morning All
Today very well may be the day!
Come on Mother Nature - Be good to all of us Eaglet Momsters!

Thanks for a new thread, Steve. I know that you and Steve W are keeping an eye on things.

MEMA Jo said...

Full black screen on VA for me too, Paula. I didn't take time to read any news.

Suzanne said...

Both parents in BW. Osprey just brought in some sticks.

mauley said...

Morning again Eagle Land, Thanks for new thread Steve, Thanks for heads up Jenn, Morning again Sunny, Paula, Suzanne, Sandy. Sharon, hope Mommy's appt works out well. Mits, Jo, Glo, watch for a crack in eggs. Praying for 2 hatchlings today. But Jenn, it is like Mits husband says what it is. I, too, am blessed to see somthing so close and have learned to appreciate being a steward of God's creations and being friends with all of the eaglemomsters and dads.

MEMA Jo said...

Going over to read previous thread to see what went on early morning.

Suzanne said...

Switch at BW. Chicks are watching Lord BW very closely waiting for a bite!

normabyrd said...

GOOD A.M. EAGLE BUDDIES---Must go read yesterday's blog----Thanks to STEVEN & STEVEN for the update---You folks at NCTC have been working overtime----THANKS---WE WILL LOOK FORWARD TO A HATCHING---HEY!---It's out of our hands---SO LET'S ENJOY THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY!!!

Suzanne said...

Our one legged osprey is now using the other leg to stand. So Lisa is right, she just has her leg up.

Suzanne said...

Oh, now she's scratching with the one she usually stands on.

normabyrd said...

HELLO JENNIFER--SUNNY--SUZANNE--PAULA---SANDY---JO---& MAULEY!!!
I think those BEAUTIFUL little chicks at BW---are going to have to start attending "Weight Watchers"---ho! ho!----They are AWESOME!!!--What do you think SUZANNE?

Suzanne said...

Lady BW is putting grass on the chicks again.

normabyrd said...

CHECK--Shenandoah # 3---What is all that "stuff" on the ground---Looks like parts of broken cages---No FALCONS!!

Suzanne said...

LOL, Normabyrd, they sure are getting round, aren't they? Little fluffballs!! Good parents, the chicks sure aren't going hungry!
Well, dad left, so Mom's gonna do some more feeding, I guess.

normabyrd said...

SUZANNE--Have you named them yet---They look like little "soldiers"--sitting up so straight!---They think they are "BIG"---don't they?

Suzanne said...

Norma, I just call them the prince and princess, princess being the first born (from what Lisa has on the web site about females usually being born first in a 2 egg clutch). I don't have names for them. They are adorable, yes. Love when they sit up waiting to be fed, and their little feet just stick out.

MEMA Jo said...

Norma The VA Falcons lost their second egg - the park service staff think it was a raccoon - What you see, I think, is a trap for the
raccoon.

Suzanne said...

Man, when they get tired, the head just goes right down, doesn't it? Out they go...Snoozeland.

MEMA Jo said...

Suzanne I thought the pic Lisa has on the eagle page is adorable -
the one she calls BIG YELLOW FEET!

Suzanne said...

MemaJo, I hope they catch that little thief! Relocate him miles and miles away!

Suzanne said...

LOL, me too, MemaJo. I laughed when I saw that this morning! they have such big feet for such little chicks. They sure grow into them quickly, though!

MEMA Jo said...

Pandas: Tian and Mei are in same yard. Tian is munching his bamboo stalks & Mei is roaming. Tai is enjoying his bamboo while of course lying on his back - that kid is going to choke one day.

LunLun has her bamboo - Haven't caught a glimpse of the Little Princess yet. She is probably asleep up on the top of the logs.

MEMA Jo said...

OUR eagles are so patience. I pray they are rewarded soon!

I need to be in and out today..so I know there will be eagle eyes making comments the minute anything looks suspicious!

BBL

normabyrd said...

THANK JO---I bet that is a trap!!!---Racoons are ADORABLE TOO!---But not when they are eating the FALCON'S eggs-----

paula eaglet momster said...

Have not seen our eagle move in awhile, just looking around.

normabyrd said...

KENT EAGLES----Are they ever going to start nesting?----They are never at home-----ho!----NE Nest's snow has melted!!!

Suzanne said...

Norma, there was 1 in the tree this morning before daylight, then again at 0641, but that's the only visit I've seen all day! Bw eagle cam is locked up.

Suzanne said...

Just unstuck right after I posted.

normabyrd said...

2 BURROWING OWLS out at KENT--

Suzanne said...

Eggs just got turned. Sure hope one hatches today!!

paula eaglet momster said...

So I guess everyone missed it? Eagle now facing 6 pm - I missed it.

normabyrd said...

SUZANNE---I have always called TAI---the "Little Prince"---sleeping out side now---I think this is the day MITS goes to the ZOO---He is TOO ADORABLE---But is growing so!!--I think it's hard for him to be by himself---(I KNOW)---Zoo disputes that---ho!---

Suzanne said...

Norma, Mits works at the zoo on Wednesdays, but she went today to the cafeteria, to see how the animals' food is made. Should be interesting! I think Tai is a little prince too! I only call the BW chicks prince and princess cause the parents are Lord and Lady. Royalty stays in the family, :-) Little fuzzballs are alone, both parents just left.

Suzanne said...

Look at our little wing spread!!

Suzanne said...

Finally, eagle in nest, cam 2 and 3, Kent.

Suzanne said...

Paula, I got a pic of the last egg turning, I'm sending to Jo to put on momsters if she wants.

Both parents back with kids. Think that may be Star in the Kent nest.

CamsGrammy said...

Live cam back up!

paula eaglet momster said...

Thanks camsgrammy for always alerting us when the live feed is back up! You are the one!

Suzanne said...

Ah, changing the cams and views again in PA. Now have a closeup of the nest box. They must be expecting eggs any day now. Sure glad racoons can't quite climb that high!

paula eaglet momster said...

So much for the live feed....

MEMA Jo said...

I got the pics Suzanne and will put in Momster Thanks

Suzanne said...

Time for me to hit the road. All have a great eagle/osprey/falcon watching day. Take lots of notes and pics. Pray we get a chick soon!

Eyes to the sky, see the raptors flly!

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Suzanne said...

You're welcome, Jo. Our little faker one legged osprey is standing in the nest... on BOTH her legs. She's been on the edge of the nest for a loooooong time, standing on 1 leg. But she did use her other leg to scratch her head, then back to standing on the 1. Now she's on both.

eagle-eyed sharon said...

Steven, do you know why the live feed is so up and down? Just wondering but really grateful for the still cam!!

MEMA Jo said...

Out of here for a haircut.BBL

paula eaglet momster said...

Egg turning our nest...couldn't see eggs :(...half the time I had a black screen...

CamsGrammy said...

Live feed is up

CamsGrammy said...

Sorry down again :(

paula eaglet momster said...

I don't have any live feed....

Mits said...

Eagles at KENT.

Mits said...

egg turning our nest, but couldn't see anything.

paula eaglet momster said...

VA is up...eldest and middle are pecking...

Darn missed our nest while wayching VA

paula eaglet momster said...

Thanks, Mits!

Mits said...

I keep getting alot of black screen interruption on our cam, Paula. So it is a challenge to see anything sometimes:).

paula eaglet momster said...

I'm getting that too...just stepped outside for a couple of minutes, rather brisk breeze out there today....gusty,...

Mits said...

my cam just looked like a negative from a picture just now, yep, a little breezy today, but we have 73° right now:).

Mits said...

EEEWWW, know it looks like puke green:(:(...nasty.

Mits said...

now pink...must have the crayon box out up there.

Mits said...

2 eggs still there.

glo said...

Belle just now rolled 2 eggs once again

eagle-eyed sharon said...

70° and partly cloudy in Nature's Air Conditioned City!

eagle-eyed sharon said...

There is no doubt if the eaglets could be willed in, they would already be there. I keep saying please let us see a baby everytime she stands up to turn the eggs!

Mits said...

eggs are showing , still 2.

Mits said...

she is off the eggs again.

paula eaglet momster said...

And they looked pretty whole and solid.

Mits said...

I'm hoping something is going on, because about 10 mins ago she jumped straight up off the eggs.

carolinabeachmom said...

I have a tough time getting time to look in on all the hub bub, but have been watching this years eagles on the cam when it has been up. I just got on and noticed only two eggs in the nest, when I saw three before. Can anyone out there tell me what happened to the third egg?

Mits said...

But, you are right, Paula, they look perfectly solid:(.

Just Vicky said...

NEW THREAD

paula eaglet momster said...

Carolinabeachmom -
We think, but are not sure, that an eaglet hatched last Friday, Mar 16th. There was also a snow storm that day, and we think we lost the baby eaglet to the elements. We are not sure, because the cam went down Friday night, and when it came back on Monday afternoon, there were only 2 eggs in the nest, and no sign of the 3rd egg or an eaglet.

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