Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday

The live cam is back fully online at Outdoor Channel.  Looking forward to a great nesting season.

New thread.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday

New thread.  Still cam should be up very soon, live video afterwards.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tuesday

After a month's hiatus, here's an update.

We headed up in the tree in late August.  We found that both cameras in the tree had been "cooked" by the close proximity lightning strike.  We replace the new cam in the existing mechanical housing, and confirmed that wiring from the nest to the base of the tree was working.  We plan on putting in a heavy duty surge protector to help prevent such catastrophic damage next big storm.  Unfortunately, this area is prone to big lightning,, we have been plagued with this type of damage since we opened in 1997.

We still have some cabling to replace, and once that is done we'll be ready to start to next season of eagles.

Thanks for your patience.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday

New thread. 

Should be going up the tree for maintenance very soon.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday

New thread.  Sorry for sparse posts.  Pretty quiet and my primary computer is having certificate  issues posting to blogger.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday



Today's obituary for Jo lets folks know that they can send checks in Jo's memory to the Eaglecam c/o me at the NCTC address.  I will forward anything I get to the Friends of the NCTC, who manage the eagle cam donation account.

For an alternative and quicker method for the eaglecam donations in Jo's memory, use this link .

thanks!

Steve

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

In Honor of our Friend Jo

Many years ago this community came together around a pair of eagles setting up shop in a nest in the Eastern Panhandle.

This blog was started to provide folks with the early forum to discuss the eagles, and a tight community from around the globe quickly developed, called by some the Eaglet Momsters.

The leader of this group was Jo Lennox.  She was a friend to all, and was a tough advocate for her eagles.   Her advice and counsel was always welcomed, and she always spoke her mind and was relentless in ensuring that her cam was online and working.

Few people watched the birds more than Jo,  she knew them like family, and I'm sure they knew it. What an honor to have known her, and to be sure, she can now soar with her beloved eagles.

You all have been posting your fond memories of Jo.  Please continue to do so.  We will miss her, but her legacy will continue.

Steve  

Tuesday

New thread.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday

Big week for the birds.  Waiting for that other juvenile to return.  New thread.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday

New thread.  Back from the cold snowy wilds of northern Maine.

See this article about the psychology of wildlife cams.  Nature can be cruel, and we are only observers. 

Monday, May 09, 2016

Monday

Monday thread.  The trees are leafing out nicely, including the nest tree.  All that rain seems to have helped.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016


Pics from today

New thread.  We will be on Hagerstown Channel 25 News this evening, at 5 and 6, I am told.



Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday

Looks like a warmup coming after all of this heavy weather.

New thread.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wednesday

New thread.

We have a graduate student who is going to be studying and chronicling the eagles this season.  She will be at NCTC twice a week, and will likely be reaching out to some of you for help as she does her work.  I'll introduce her once she is on board.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday

We got a second egg yesterday thread.  Going to be very cold the next few days.

Friday, January 01, 2016

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...