Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sunday

Wish things were up to speed technically...to many things electronic things breaking down recently...

Best wishes for a fine holiday season to all.

New thread.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday

Here's the picture that you have been waiting for.
Still image is on, they are working with the video now.

New thread.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday

Sorry Folks, they are still having issues getting things online.  Here is a screenshot from the local feed I just grabbed.

New thread.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Update

The Wednesday date was a little premature.  Here's is the projection from the tech folks:

"The new eagle camera install went well last Wednesday. I will be working with Ryan to clear up a vine that has wrapped around the signal antenna. Todd & I will be installing the new wire harness into the protective tubing sometime T-Thr. If all goes well the camera should be up by Monday."

Monday

New week thread.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Friday

TGIF Thread. 
Cam should be up and running mid week next.  Still have some cabling work to do on it.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Wed night

Night vision working good.

Wed. PM





Here's the new image, be online soon.    Note that they have been preparing the nest.


Wednesday

Tree Service is here just after lunch.  Nu is headed up in the tree to do the work.

New thread.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday

New thread.  The birds were perched last night at dusk.  We are waiting for all of the equipment to arrive.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tuesday

New thread.  One of the eagles was still on the top limb of the tree when I left yesterday at 5 PM.


Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Saturday

New thread.  American Conservation Film Festival is going on at NCTC, open to the public until 5:00 PM.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Friday

Friday update. 

I signed two of the procurements today, the third one next week.  We'll be scheduling a trip up the tree, around or just after Thanksgiving to replace the cam (which will have decent night vision).  In addition, we'll be adding some software that will improve the picture.

Have not seen the birds around, but I'm sure they are around.  This storm has disrupted a lot of the wildlife...

TGIF thread.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Thursday



What a week.  Hope everyone weathered the storm ok.  We just got our power back last night.

I don't do this often, but I want to give you a link to a place I had the opportunity to visit this summer--Kingswood Camp for Boys.

For those of you who attended summer camp as a kid, like I did,  it will be familiar place.   I lived and worked in New Hampshire of and on throughout the eighties, and I can tell you there is no better place to spend some summer time than in the White Mountains.  Kingswood Camp is the classic camp, nestled on the wild an beautiful Lake Tarleton, called "Mother Tarleton" by those who have spent time there.

If you know a young man looking to have a life changing experience in the wilds of the White Mountains, this is the place.

New thread.

PS...we are working on the cam procurement, finally...hang in there.  As far as effects form the storm:  There is no apparent damage to the nest or tree, other than all of the leaves being blown off.  Have not seen the birds, but I was not here until this morning.  They tend to hunker down in a sheltered area during weather like what we experienced.  I have seen two adult bald eagles down in the Middleburg area the past week.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Monday

I have been getting a number of questions on the cam replcement status.  Here's the scoop:

We are on a procurement freeze until 21 October.  After that, we can proceed with high priority purchase requests.  We'll do out best to get the cam and the tree service in there.  NCTC is also facing, along with the rest of the federal government a potential 8.5% across the board budget cut due to the pending sequestration.  That has an impact on our budget priorities.

We'll keep our fingers crossed...  New thread.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday

Will be headed off to India today, so will be offline until late next week.  Will post if I can get online.

In the meantime, here's a cool story for you.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday

Walking over to our commons building today I saw both of our eagles, soaring in circles high over the building.

New thread.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday

Saw an adult up on the top of three at about 8:15 this AM.

New thread.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Saturday

Pic of an adult eagle on the Shenandoah River, eyeing the biggest box turtle I have ever seen.

Fresh thread.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday

Back from the north country, where only the Iphone would occasionally find a signal.

Monday night thread.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday

Fresh thread.

We are working on possibly installing a new camera in the next several weeks.  Will keep you posted.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Sunday

Finally some connectivity after fleeing the heat and lack of power in Middleburg, 48 hours and counting now.

New thread.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Monday

Drove in this morning and saw one of the juveniles high on a limb above the nest. 

New thread.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday

Sorry for the delay, been in training class this week.  Dr. Jim Siegel has noticed a few times that one of the eaglets has been hopping up onto a limb out of the nest. 

He is heading over soon to confirm that that is the case this time.

New thread.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday

Fresh Thread. Will be offline till Friday.  All posts are automatic.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday

The cam is fixed on our end, should be back up on The Outdoor Channel soon.

New thread.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday

New thread.   We all got a kick out of the behavior yesterday where the eaglets were being covered with grass by the adult.  We think it was to keep them warm in the wind and possibly shield them from a predator (although it's very doubtful a predator would get through the adults).


Monday, April 02, 2012

Monday

New week thread.

Wanted to do a quick plug for a program that NCTC hosts each year at NCTC called SC3.  This is a weeklong event that brings talented high school kids from across the nation to Shepherdstown.  This year there is a great speaker list, including the great writer, Barry Lopez, and a host of scientists, filmmakers, photographers and sustainable building experts.  Students take the skills they learn back to their schools and communities.

 If you know a high school student who might be interested, or a teacher that may have interested students, please take a look at the SC3 website: http://www.greenschoolsalliance.org/students/student-climate-conservation-congress-sc3

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday

New week thread.  Beautiful weather today, lots of tree pollen though...

Friday, March 02, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday, January 09, 2012

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Sunday

Happy New Year thread.

Looks like winter is back for a few days.  Wish my Internet service would work...taken three hours to finally get this page.

Tuesday

Apologies for my neglect on this site.  I'm thinking that it might be time to conclude this blog, as I started it before the social me...