Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010


John is working on the cam.  Our new batteries drained over the weekend...  Should be back up after lunch.

New thread.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010


First snow of the season.  We are working right now with the crane.   More soon.

update:  The cam is being mounted now.  The difference in quality is extraordinary.

Update 2

Many thanks to John, Keith, Karin, Clayton, Rob, Doug, Ryan and Nu for their efforts today. 

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Monday, December 06, 2010


Just back from DC.  Here's the scoop on today's activities.

Our tree folks came out this morning, and after some observation and long discussion, it was decided that the tree was not safe enough for our climber to get up into the nest.  Our nesting tree is slowly deteriorating, and a number of the limbs that support the nest are dying or dead. 

This does not mean that getting our guy into the nest would have caused something catastrophic to happen, but it did mean that we were concerned enough about his safety that we could allow the work to happen today.

Our next step is to consider some alternatives, and we have targeted this Friday as the next day we can attempt to get the new cam in place. 

Will keep you posted.

New thread.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Friday, November 05, 2010


TGIF Thread.  I saw the cam all rigged up yesterday and it is working pretty good.  Soon...

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Sitting in the Charleston SC airport after meetings this week.

Here's an update on the cam progress:  We purchased a very nice high definition cam that will greatly improve the video coming from the nest.  This cam did not have audio, so we needed to devise a way to include audio, as well as a better mount.  In addition, there are more complicated networking issues related to the new cam, and these issues needed to be solved, including purchasing some additional equipment. 

All said, John, Rob, Ryan, and others have been working hard to make sure the system works well before we go up in the nest.  Will let you know when we're ready to go, I hope very soon.

New thread.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010


New thread.  John is continuing to work hard to get all of the pieces together for the cam replacement.  Should be soon...

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Wednesday, September 08, 2010


Fresh thread. 

We have the new HD camera, just waiting for the mount.  Hopefully it will be installed in the next few weeks.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Sorry about the sparse posts, been offline bringing my daughter to College.

New thread.

Monday, August 09, 2010


New thread.  Back from NH. 

We will be doing some major maintenance on our systems this week. 

The cam sound will likely be affected by this work most of the week.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010


New thread.  We are working on another cam update package.  This time to HD resolution.  More on this as it develops.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010


After almost three weeks, we finally got an inch of rain last night.

Weekend thread.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


New thread.  MUGGY...  Good turtle hunting though (see shells in nest)

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Sunday new thread.

Update:  for the time being, we are stuck in Montrose Colorado, with canceled flights and more delays...

here's a shot from where we've been:
 Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010


I have reports that our eaglet fledged this morning.  Currently he/she is back at the nest.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday number 2

We were on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway the other week, and had a great time.  Here's a shot taken by my daughter as we head downriver from Long Lake Dam Campsite.


Fresh Thread, fresh food.

I'm giving this new template a try, it was time for something new.

Monday, June 07, 2010


New thread. 

Sorry about the missed days--it was Mercersburg Academy graduation weekend for my daughter.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Well the rain finally rolled in.  I am headed up to NW Maine tomorrow for a Allagash paddling trip.  Blog will be on autopilot.

Friday, May 21, 2010


New thread.  I was on Blogtalk radio last night and mentioned the eagles.  Listen here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Another chilly day thread.  Warmer and wetter weather is coming.

Saturday, May 08, 2010


Sorry about the sporadic posts, been away from the computer, driving  a lot...

New thread for a bright and breezy day.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010


New thread.  Was out of the office yesterday at the Smithsonian's Research Center in Front Royal.  Here's a shot of three male cheetahs on the property.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Another beautiful day in Shepherdstown.  Drove in to the site of an adult eagle high in tree, a sentinel watching over our young eagle.

Fresh thread.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


New thread.  A bright, cool and very windy day here in WV.  But summer temps are coming.

Friday, April 09, 2010


TGIF thread. 

Situation:  Cooler weather and an eaglet that's growing like a weed.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010


PM thread. 

Saw a beautiful mature bald eagle soaring over the Shenandoah River at Rt. 50 in VA a few minutes ago.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Fresh thread.  Just saw an adult flying east towards the river as I drove in.  Heading out to get some fish?

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Hatch thread 1.  See video here.

I suspect the lags and problems with the live feed have to do with the tremendous amount of traffic that Outdoor Channel live feed is getting.  The live feed has worked well for me all week, but the lags to me seem due to bandwidth issues from too many people.  


New thread.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Rainy Day thread.  Looks like several more days of rain coming through.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


New thread.  Blizzard warning.  The weather is affecting the cam...let's hope our pair hangs tough.

Saturday, February 06, 2010


New thread.  Nature can be brutal.  Let's keep our fingers crossed.  At least the storm has passed.