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Showing posts from March, 2009


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.


New thread.


New thread, wet day.



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.


Saturday thread.

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...

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.…


Fresh thread.


Fresh thread for a new week.


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...


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.