Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010


New thread, and they're back...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Been laid up for a few days with a virus.  New thread.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Another cold windy day.  New thread.

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.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Obvious Cam problems thread.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Still very cold here.  New thread.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Still working out the bugs of the new cam.

new thread.

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. 

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Wednesday, December 08, 2010


New thread.  Got the crane coming in on Friday for the cam install.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010


Looks like we are getting a crane for Friday.  Stay tuned.

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.

Saturday, December 04, 2010


Almost evening thread.

Friday, December 03, 2010


New thread.  Still on for Monday installation.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010