Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tuesday Video

Sorry no audio on this one, shot a few days ago.


New thread. We are making great progress on a new site for the video feed with a great deal more bandwidth--audio and video. We may get this online this week, knock on wood.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


New thread.

We are working with a third party partner to provide a website that would deliver our live feed with a great deal more bandwidth. John is working with them this week to see if this will work. Stand by.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


New thread.

We may have a solution cooking for bandwidth. More later.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


New thread. No luck uploading the video. I believe it is available on YouTube.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday PM

New thread. I'll try the video upload again from home.

Monday 2

Here's a great shot of the first hatchling:

We have looked at our closed circuit feed and we feel the other two eggs are still in the nest. The live feed problems are due to Comcast and the folks here are working to fix them...


New week thread.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Hatch last night? We are going through our video as well. Thanks to Glo for the video clip.

new thread.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tuesday PM

Here's some relevant information from the Cooperative Extension System.

Usually, 2 (1 to 3) white or mottled brownish eggs are laid after nesting behavior begins. The eggs hatch after a 35- to 45-day incubation period. Both adults hunt and secure food for the young, with the female doing most of the incubating, feeding, and brooding. Young eagles become strong enough to tear meat apart by 50 days of age. They are fully feathered and ready to leave the nest 65 to 70 days after hatching. Although the young are as large as the adult birds at this time, their parents may continue to provide them with food and protection for as long as 3 months after they leave the nest.

Not all eagle eggs hatch, and the death rate of young eagles, as in other birds of prey, is high. Young eagles are antagonistic toward each other and the stronger often kills or causes the weaker to die of starvation. Losses due to exposure, diseases, parasites, and predation occur while the young are still in the nest. Up to 75% of the young eagles die during their first year due to starvation, disease, and causes directly or indirectly associated with humans.

New thread.


Fresh thread.

Thursday, March 05, 2009


New thread.

I have been racing back and forth to DC the past few days. I had the honor to be in the audience on Tuesday at the Main Interior Building when the President spoke for the 160th Anniversary of the Department of the Interior. Had to go back down yesterday to DC as well...

Monday, March 02, 2009


We missed the snow thread.

Update: here's a picture from the Blackwater cam for those that have not seen it--the first eaglet. Picture by Megan Webber.

Sunday, March 01, 2009


Been in a planning meeting since Friday night. Looks like the snow could miss Shepherdstown.

New thread.