Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday

New thread.

Just got an email from the Outdoor Channel--they are working to get the live video feed online.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Wednesday

Looks like we will be up in the tree next Monday getting the system back online.  cross your fingers, we are not sure of the condition of the camera.

new thread.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wednesday

New thread.  Work is slowly proceeding to get the nest cam back online.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday

New thread.  Cleared all of the poison ivy away from the nest cam cables, so that fix will be done soon.

Fresh new week thread.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday

Back from furlough.

Our guys will start maintenance work on the nest cam next week.  More on that once I know what schedule we'll be on to get things done.

New thread.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Tuesday

The cam will be going offline due to the government shutdown.  No additional blog postings until resumption of government.

#shutdown

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday

Been having Blogger problems.  First time I could log in since last week.  Using a different browser fixed it, for now...

Fresh thread.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Monday

Guess our ISP did not fix the problem...Rob is working on it.

New thread.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday

Watched one of the juveniles soaring around the nest today.

New thread.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wednesday

New thread.  Been offline, sorry for being so late.  Good to see the alternative cam up and I can see a juvie right now.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday

New thread.  We are working on an alternative cam, but no definitive word yet.


New thread.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Friday

No progress as of yet. 

We did observe a fish delivery about 8:20 this morning.

New thread.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Wednesday

I just got the prognosis for the latest problem, and it is not good.  The cable used to power the  wireless transmitter from the tree to the server has been chewed partially through in multiple places by some sort of small critter/rodent.  The transmitter is located about 15-20 feet up the tree, and there is a ton of poison ivy surrounding it and the chewed cable. 

We're going to have to take care of the poison ivy, and then see what we can do to get the wireless back, with a new cable.  This replacement may not be possible right now, so we could be looking at a problem that ends the season.  I'm not going there yet, but we'll need to stand by and see what can be done.  We are discussing a few alternatives.

More info when I get it.

New thread.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Monday

New thread. 

Latest on the outage:

"We have preformed two power resets to try and fix the Eaglecam system, but the camera is still not reachable. We explore other options and update you ASAP.
Clay"

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wednesday

New thread. 

This Friday we will be replacing the UPS in our computer room.  this will take a few days to complete.  I anticipate the cam will go offline sometime Friday afternoon and be off through the weekend.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday

Back from the Maine Woods.  Saw a few immature bald eagles, caught a bunch of fish.

New thread.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday

I am going off grid in Maine for several days.  New posts will be automated.

New thread.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday

Very. Wet. Eagle.  But the rain should be ending soon.

New thread.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Tuesday

Many thanks to those of you who sent the fruit bouquet.  It has been devoured by a grateful crew.  It was very kind of you to send it.

New thread.


Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Tuesday

Some of you may know that we have had some drama with our birds the past few days.

We had indications that an intruder was in the vicinity of the nest on Saturday and again on Sunday morning.  Yesterday afternoon, our pair was involved with an extended altercation with another adult Bald Eagle who is likely interested in our pair's territory. 

One of our birds stationed itself on an adjacent tree watching, and soon, the other (likely the male) came flying across our entry road chasing another adult bald eagle.  These birds fought overhead while our other bird stationed itself in the top of the nest tree.  The fighting went on for some time, with the interloper bird was finally chased west away from the nest tree. 

We are not sure what the conclusion of this altercation was, but both of our birds are back in normal mode.  We'll see if there is any additional challenges.

Remember this is wild nature we are watching.  Nesting habitat is at a premium, thus nesting pairs will be challenged occasionally.

New thread.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday

New thread. 

Cam up.  Kudos to our tech Clayton who diagnosed the actual issue and got the needed part delivered this AM.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday

New thread.

The guys are heading out this PM to try a temporary fix to get the cam back on.

Update:  They were out there working on it.  NO good... :( 

The guys will keep working


Monday, March 25, 2013

Monday PM

We were able to diagnose the problem.  The camera and power supply were undamaged (good thing).  The problem is in some of the communication gear that gets the signal to the Internet, some of these connections were cooked by the power surge.  We will order these parts immedeately and will get things rolling again as soon as we can.

New thread.

Monday

I just got clearance from the Elkins  Ecological Services Field Office to allow our tech go to the nesting tree.  Hopefully he can get things resolved.


New thread.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday

The power spike yesterday apparently zapped the communication link between the camera and the link to the Internet.  NCTC folks are working to diagnose and fix ASAP, while ensuring there is no impact on the birds.

Stand by, new thread.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thursday

There was a power outage at NCTC that has impacted the cam.  I am on leave but have been in contact with the tech folks.  As soon as they get clearance from the NCTC land manager to go within the nest exclusion zone they will be able to reset things.  Please bear with them; it will likely be tomorrow AM.

New thread.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tuesday

New thread. 

Contrary to my understanding, the cam does zoom, so Rob will be zooming in some for the upcoming anticipated hatching activities.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Tuesday

Well here it comes, a big snow event first one of this size in more than two years.  It will be the biggest test for our pair this winter. 

New thread.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Friday, February 08, 2013

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Sunday

This could be an eventful week at the eagle nest.  Let's watch and see.

New thread.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Friday

That clipper brought a little snow, a lot of wind and more cold temps.  TGIF thread.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Sunday

I have to admit--back in November, we were very worried that the birds may have moved on to another nest.  It is normal that a nest is abandoned after six or seven years.  We had heard from local folks that there were potentially two other nests within a few minutes flying time of our tree, and the fact that the birds were not hanging around very much had us concerned.

Based on the past few weeks though, things seem pretty much going the same as in the past.  Let's keep our fingers crossed that it is a smooth start to the nesting season.

New thread.

First pic of royal couple thread