Sunday, January 31, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Snowy afternoon thread.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Looks like nest preparations are going well.  The critical week is approaching.

New thread.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010


Sleet, rain, snow thread.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Ok Folks, here's the link to the live feed, courtesy of our friends at Outdoor Channel.


New thread.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010


Evening thread.

Thanks for sending me the picture of the owl.  Hard for me to tell what the species is from the photo.

Could be a Great Horned, but could also be a Barred owl, which are very common around here. While owls might be a threat, they have always been around the Shepherdstown nest, and will continue to be.  I think the threat is minimal.

Perhaps some of you will remember when a red tailed hawk, also very common around here,  got too close to the nest when there were you in it.  One of the adult eagles "took it out" in a very violent fashion, as witnessed by a couple of NCTC folks.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Wet day thread.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010


Afternoon thread.  Still waiting for a visible on the cam visit.  As said in last post the eagles were around the tree last night.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Update:  Just got an email that both birds were seen near the nest at dusk.  They're back.


New thread.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Mission Accomplished. 
New thread.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


New thread.  All preparation for tomorrow is set.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Cold morning thread.  We're still on for Wednesday up in the tree.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Friday, January 08, 2010


New cam on the way, still scheduled for a Wednesday replacement.

New thread.

Thursday, January 07, 2010


The cam is obviously giving us a great deal of trouble.  Yesterday afternoon we determined that the damage caused last week by the wind also impacted the power supply to the cam and perhaps the cam as well.  We are working closely with a top Fish and Wildlife Service Bald Eagle expert on the best time to go up in the nest at this late time to replace the cam and cables.  Right now, the window for doing this is mid next week.  More when we know it.

New thread.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Monday, January 04, 2010


Cold and windy thread.  I suspect the cam issues are related to the wind...  they're working on it.

Friday, January 01, 2010


Happy New Year thread.