Afternoon thread. Here's a message from a biologist friend:
"Hi all, just wanted to report that I saw four eagles, one mature and three juveniles, flying in a line right over Shepherd University and over the new solar house- heading west and very low. Several students saw them too. It was great! Don't know if they were our NCTC birds - no way to tell. Perhaps it was one of our parents and the eaglets from this year flying to their summer roost? Craig Koppie said that it could be or that this is the time of year juveniles from other years at NCTC (under 4-5 years old) and also eagles from other areas are moving around and looking for nesting/ territory sites. "
We passed a milestone a couple of weeks ago that I didn't notice at the time. We are now at post 1017 for this blog. Thanks to all who help make the NCTC Eagle Cam Daily an active and vibrant world-wide community for folks interested in eagles and all other critters as well. A thousand posts about a nest in little Shepherdstown, WV is a lot!
We did some work yesterday to cut back trees that were interfering with the microwave signal from the nest. In addition, our guys are planning for the next season, which will happen sooner that we all think. We're working on some technological improvements to allow more reliable video. More on that later.