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gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 1, 2011
3:49 AM

Post #8342160

The Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle-cam is up and running. http://www.wvec.com/marketplace/microsite-content/eagle-cam.html The Eagles have moved into a new home. They are anticipating the first egg to be laid at any time.

This message was edited Feb 1, 2011 8:39 AM
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 1, 2011
5:13 AM

Post #8342239

Wow, GP and thanks. What a fantastic view!

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 1, 2011
9:19 AM

Post #8342744

Much better view this year. It should be exciting to watch.
JulieQ
Cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2011
10:50 AM

Post #8343008

Oh, yay, I was just thinking about this the other day. Thanks for the link.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 3, 2011
4:32 PM

Post #8351988

They have their first egg!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 3, 2011
4:48 PM

Post #8352026

Fantastic. Here's a link to the slide show. From slide 19 onwards you can see the egg.

http://www.wvec.com/news/slideshows/Eagle-lays-first-egg-of-the-2011-season-115204929.html?gallery=y&c=y&ref=/
linthicum
Linthicum Heights, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 5, 2011
12:48 PM

Post #8355715

Here is another Eagle Cam that we watch rather faithfully. Derek and Savannah are the mating pair and they have an interesting history. I find it fascinating that the nest is so close to the ground. There are several injured eagles in the enclosure. This morning I counted 4 but there may be more.

http://www.wcnc.com/marketplace/microsite-content/wcnc-eagle-cam.html

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 6, 2011
4:33 PM

Post #8357841

Second egg was laid today.
linthicum
Linthicum Heights, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 7, 2011
5:15 AM

Post #8358526

Here is a photo from the Blackwater eagle webcam taken a few minutes ago. The parents were switching positions on the nest. First egg should hatch around 2-17.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 7, 2011
5:23 AM

Post #8358543

Linth, that shows the nest cup so well.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 7, 2011
7:44 AM

Post #8358902

Wow...nice set up this year!!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 9, 2011
5:29 AM

Post #8362135

Yay! sure sign of spring!

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 11, 2011
5:30 PM

Post #8367142

They now have their third egg. The nest was covered with snow this morning.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 15, 2011
5:05 AM

Post #8372953

The sitting bird just got up and rearranged the three eggs, which were clearly visible.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 15, 2011
12:20 PM

Post #8373584

That's a great view!
linthicum
Linthicum Heights, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2011
11:11 AM

Post #8386599

Here is an updated photo of the Blackwater Eagle Cam. Two of the three eggs have hatched.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 22, 2011
12:43 PM

Post #8386749

Aww... that is great!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 22, 2011
2:33 PM

Post #8386935

How wonderful is that? Locallly we've a nest with 2 visible Eaglets. I can't hardly wait until I am able to obtain some pics. to share.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 22, 2011
2:34 PM

Post #8386937

Wow. That seems quick. I was looking at it last night and there appeared to be a freshly killed and partially eaten bird in the nest.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 22, 2011
2:35 PM

Post #8386943

Ooooh NOOOOOO! From which location Margaret?
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 22, 2011
6:48 PM

Post #8387347

From Blackwater, Kim. There's no was I could tell what sort of bird it was, unless it was actually a fish, which I don't think it was. (That makes sense, doesn't it?)

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2011
11:13 AM

Post #8388384

I still think it's tooooooo cold for those babies!

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 13, 2011
5:38 AM

Post #8423712

The first egg could possibly hatch today!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2011
7:43 AM

Post #8423917

I am watching & waiting!!

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 13, 2011
5:05 PM

Post #8424957

First Eaglet was born around 11am. I knew it was close. When I was watching early, Mom kept turning her head and it seemed to be listening to something.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 13, 2011
5:48 PM

Post #8425033

That's wonderful.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 14, 2011
3:59 AM

Post #8425626

First chick.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 14, 2011
4:53 AM

Post #8425695

Very very cute!!!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 14, 2011
5:03 AM

Post #8425706

Wonderful new life.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 14, 2011
6:59 AM

Post #8425938

they are just so dang cute!
JulieQ
Cullman, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 14, 2011
7:14 AM

Post #8425965

Awesome live video this morning of the chick being fed. Love it.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 15, 2011
5:51 AM

Post #8427981

Three photos from Blackwater just a few minutes ago. The smallest chick is right up there next to the parent bird's claw on the fish.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 15, 2011
5:52 AM

Post #8427983

..

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 15, 2011
5:52 AM

Post #8427985

--

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 15, 2011
5:57 AM

Post #8427996

Right now, at Norfolk, the parent bird is feeding the chick

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 15, 2011
10:33 AM

Post #8428468

Mom acting a little wierd...maybe chick #2 is on the way!

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 15, 2011
5:21 PM

Post #8429106

According to the blog, the second chick has arrived.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 16, 2011
7:44 AM

Post #8430115

Just got a peek of one of the eaglets!!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 16, 2011
8:06 AM

Post #8430168

That little squirt was really moving around there. What a cutie.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 17, 2011
6:32 AM

Post #8432084

Osprey on the nest at Blackwater

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 17, 2011
6:39 AM

Post #8432097

Oh...may have to check that out too! So mnay cams...not enough time! lol
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 17, 2011
12:13 PM

Post #8432604

The female Eagle just fed the two babies...actually the larger one got most of the feeding but the little one got a few bites before the feeding ended. The little one isn't too coodinated yet so had a problem with the timing of getting the food from mom's beak when it was offered!! Just too cute!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 17, 2011
12:14 PM

Post #8432607

I saw them referred to as "Bobbleheads"
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 17, 2011
12:22 PM

Post #8432623

Ha...that is exactly what they looked like especially the little one!! When the little one got knocked over seemed to take forever to get up...poor baby!!

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 17, 2011
5:05 PM

Post #8433155

Third egg hatched today about 1:30.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 17, 2011
5:26 PM

Post #8433201

Oh I didn't get there today...maybe tomorrrow!

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 20, 2011
1:28 PM

Post #8438660

Finally had a chance to see the babies and the cameras has been out all day!
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 21, 2011
1:07 PM

Post #8441015

All 3 little ones are being fed right now...they are so darling! GP...I didn't notice on the comments about the camera being down but I have to periodically refresh to keep it running.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 21, 2011
5:24 PM

Post #8441547

I have still not really seen any of them, just in pictures. Maybe over the next two days I'll see them.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 22, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8442661

Three bubs being fed right now.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 22, 2011
6:49 AM

Post #8442669

Wow, that's adorable! Wooohoooo!!! Fresh new precious lives!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 22, 2011
6:51 AM

Post #8442673

Adorable!!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 22, 2011
6:54 AM

Post #8442677

Enthralling, isn't it?

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 22, 2011
7:01 AM

Post #8442685

I am always amazed at how gentle these big birds are when feeding their babes.

A little OT here...We have eagles here at the lake and general area. We have seen them flying over the lake. Yesterday as I headed out to Walmart...just down the road perched in a tree so big & beautiful was a Bald Eagle!! It was just so awesome...just wish I would have had my camera with me...I was dying that I was missing such a photot op!! lol
linthicum
Linthicum Heights, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 27, 2011
7:08 AM

Post #8452958

I checked in last evening at 9:30 p.m. EST on the Blackwater Eagle webcam. They were all sound asleep nuzzled together, waiting for the pending snow. They have gotten too big for all to fit in the cup.

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linthicum
Linthicum Heights, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 27, 2011
7:10 AM

Post #8452960

And then overnight, the snow came but fortunately it was no more than an inch.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 30, 2011
6:22 AM

Post #8460026

The chicks in Norfolk are being fed right now

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gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 30, 2011
6:34 AM

Post #8460060

Missed it again. I still have yet to see the babies, except in pictures.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 30, 2011
6:46 AM

Post #8460080

look right now GP!!!!!! lol

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 30, 2011
1:28 PM

Post #8460851

I checked right when I saw Margarets' comment, and she was covering the babies.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 30, 2011
3:39 PM

Post #8461108

oh man...lol!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 30, 2011
3:59 PM

Post #8461158

Here's another one. I like this one because of the angle and proximity.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/decorah-eagles

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 30, 2011
4:49 PM

Post #8461248

That's a good one...thanks for the link.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 31, 2011
3:50 AM

Post #8462014

Finally able to see the babies being fed just now as it was getting light. How adorable are they? These seem to be two of the best parents ever.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 31, 2011
6:23 AM

Post #8462268

Oh Thanks for adding that here Mrs. Ed!!!

Glad you finally got a peek of the GP!!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2011
4:58 AM

Post #8464410

The Decorah Iowa nest is expecting the first hatchling today.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2011
6:22 AM

Post #8464562

Someone is Johnny on the spot with that camera. There was a changing of the guard and when the eggs were exposed, the camera zoomed in.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 1, 2011
6:29 AM

Post #8464572

cool!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2011
7:49 AM

Post #8464715

I love seeing the viewer count go up

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 1, 2011
11:57 AM

Post #8465129

kind of nice this one has sound too.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2011
4:00 PM

Post #8465543

yah, except it's too windy!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 2, 2011
5:50 AM

Post #8466482

First egg hatched today at Decorah Iowa nest. Second on the way.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 2, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8467545

I swear...Decorah would be a good tribe name on Survivor!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 2, 2011
5:13 PM

Post #8467576

Ewww, dead rabbit in the nest. Don't look if you're sqeamish.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

April 2, 2011
5:39 PM

Post #8467626

Was at Decorah Iowa's nest about an hour ago, Mom was feeding the rabbit, to the baby. Nice place to see all the action.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 3, 2011
6:24 AM

Post #8468453

2 chicks now!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 4, 2011
5:43 AM

Post #8470672

Two chicks being fed right now.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

April 7, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8478648

I was just watching them and their adorable!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 7, 2011
5:02 PM

Post #8479132

I'd love to have that quality of a camera. Sheesh.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 8, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8480633

Mrs_Ed wrote:I'd love to have that quality of a camera. Sheesh.



Think we all would...LOL!!!!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 8, 2011
4:58 PM

Post #8481362

probably pretty spendy, ya think?

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 9, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8482500

LOL!!! I think so!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 11, 2011
4:44 AM

Post #8486836

It's all happening at the Blackwater Osprey nest.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 11, 2011
6:15 AM

Post #8487022

Oh My!! LOL

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 11, 2011
7:12 AM

Post #8487284

♩♫ bow shika bow bow ♪♬♪
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 11, 2011
4:21 PM

Post #8488451

Que?

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 11, 2011
6:06 PM

Post #8488690

hee, I'll s'plain it to you later.

MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 11, 2011
6:21 PM

Post #8488725

I look forward to hearing your dulcet tones - with uke. The music notes tend to point towards it being a song.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 11, 2011
6:32 PM

Post #8488759

haha. Yah, I'll try to do it on the uke. That ought to be good for a laugh.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 13, 2011
5:25 AM

Post #8492289

These guys are getting big. Banding will be done soon.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 18, 2011
4:06 PM

Post #8504610

Eaglet banding is scheduled for this Thursday at 9am.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 18, 2011
5:24 PM

Post #8504802

Oh bugger, I'm going to be away.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 18, 2011
5:27 PM

Post #8504812

I have to work that day too.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 23, 2011
4:41 AM

Post #8514757

Two osprey eggs at Blackwater.

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gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 27, 2011
5:09 AM

Post #8523568

Horrible news. The mother Eagle was killed by a plane yesterday. The father is now caring for the young ones. What a shock. US Airways plane from Philadelphia struck the bird. Decision will be made today whether to remove the Eaglets from the nest.



This message was edited Apr 27, 2011 8:40 AM

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2011
5:19 AM

Post #8523598

OMG. that's terrible!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 27, 2011
6:02 AM

Post #8523695

This is so sad!!

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 27, 2011
7:15 AM

Post #8523819

The Eaglets will be removed this morning and taken to a Wildlife Center in Virginia.
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

April 27, 2011
8:41 AM

Post #8523972

They left the cam on last night as well as having the chat area open and everyone was able to pay tribute to the Mama Eagle and her family. It was very heartbreaking to see how many were impacted by this beautiful eagle family. I am sad for this family but glad that the eaglets have been removed...they will have a much better chance at survival. Hopefully the male will find a new mate and share another family with us next year.

RIP Mama Eagle...




nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 27, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8524049

Couldn't say it better Rose...will miss seeing them tho.

Do wonder how losing his mate and then the eaglets being removed effect the male...
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

April 27, 2011
9:45 AM

Post #8524069

I am sure he will be greatly affected by this tragedy. They were together for nine years I think and seemed to be very affectionate with each other. Even though their feelings may be different from ours he seemed very devoted to his mate and family. I think he must be very confused and lonely right now. Poor guy...I really feel for him.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2011
1:30 PM

Post #8524491

I'm sure he'll be very devoted to his next mate even though a bit lost now. What a terrible, day, but the edge is smoothed a bit by the removal of the eaglets. So glad those people are of that mindset, rather than those "hands off" people with Scottish Ospreys.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 27, 2011
2:07 PM

Post #8524545

Sad as it is, these are very lucky birds...can you imagine how many Eaglets lose parents in the wild, that don't have cameras watching them? Have to hope for the best for these three. They should be able to release them back into the wild in maybe 3 months.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 27, 2011
3:52 PM

Post #8524754

You are so right GP...very lucky birds!

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 27, 2011
5:32 PM

Post #8524960

Here is the link to the Wildlife Center, so we can keep track of the Eaglets. http://www.wildlifecenter.org/ I just read they are planning to install a camera at the new nest.

This message was edited Apr 27, 2011 9:13 PM

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 30, 2011
3:30 AM

Post #8529685

The Eaglets are visible on the quickly set-up Eagle cam again.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

April 30, 2011
4:56 AM

Post #8529788

I can't find it on the wildlife center site. Can someone put up a link?
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 30, 2011
5:32 AM

Post #8529847

http://www.wvec.com/marketplace/microsite-content/eagle-cam.html

I had the same trouble Pelle, until I just went to the old address and there they are. What I'm having trouble finding is the "VIP Suite".
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

April 30, 2011
6:09 AM

Post #8529912

Well their eating up a storm and they look great.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 30, 2011
5:05 PM

Post #8530967

I should have mentioned it was on the old site. I wonder if they are sending the signal to them so they can broadcast it better. I know they said they needed a much bigger cable system to send it from the Wildlife Center all over the world.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 30, 2011
7:33 PM

Post #8531289

They are quite gracious to set up a camera. Hope they are getting some decent donations to help out.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

May 1, 2011
4:23 AM

Post #8531674

I plan on sending what I can afford. They are doing a great job helping us continue to watch the Eaglets.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

May 28, 2011
3:34 AM

Post #8592217

It seems the youngest Eaglet, the male, has fledged.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

May 28, 2011
3:41 AM

Post #8592222

I was just watching and saw one fly out of camera range! They are really starting to use those wings.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

July 24, 2011
5:02 AM

Post #8711965

UPDATE Eaglets will be released along the James River at 11am on July 27th. Not sure whether they will have any online coverage, but I'm sure there will be some film and pics later.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

July 24, 2011
6:10 AM

Post #8712037

Thanks, GP

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2011
6:17 AM

Post #8713703

that is such exciting and good news!!

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

July 25, 2011
5:22 PM

Post #8714966

They do plan on covering the release on the Eagle Cam...so I know what I will be doing Wend. at 11am.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

July 27, 2011
5:11 AM

Post #8717981

The Eaglets have all been caught and are on their way to the release site.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2011
6:06 AM

Post #8718054

Hope I don't get busy and forget! lol
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

July 27, 2011
2:29 PM

Post #8719184

I watched the female being released. Good Luck to the youngsters!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2011
4:06 PM

Post #8719429

well...I forgot!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 27, 2011
4:26 PM

Post #8719463

Nanny, you are so funny.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

July 27, 2011
4:47 PM

Post #8719496

Could not see much, that's for sure. Be able to see more the next few days as the films are readied for viewing. NX was returned to the Wildlife Center for a few days. They attached a transmitter to her and when released she failed to gain altitude (though she had plenty of attitude). They think she was overheated and tired. Only clearly saw NV fly...and that was awesome!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

July 27, 2011
5:44 PM

Post #8719631

Missed it all due thunderstorms.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

August 26, 2011
5:20 AM

Post #8777588

UPDATE NX will be re-released at the same location as her siblings Tuesday, August 30.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

August 26, 2011
5:31 AM

Post #8777606

Thanks, GP

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

August 31, 2011
4:11 AM

Post #8786366

NX released and now they have two Broad-winged Hawks on camera in another enclosure.

This message was edited Aug 31, 2011 10:47 AM

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

December 4, 2011
4:52 AM

Post #8915692

NX was brought back to the Wildlife Center a few days ago when she was found in a roadway. Her injuries are consistent with being struck by a vehicle.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

December 4, 2011
5:07 AM

Post #8915709

Do they say anything about her prognosis, GP?

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

December 4, 2011
5:11 AM

Post #8915714

There are several injuries. A wing, and eye. They are hoping she will hold down her meal eaten last night. A laceration was repaired on a wing and there is wing droop. It will take a few days to know for sure if she may recover fully. She was the Eagle fitted with a transmitter, and was seemingly doing well, exploring her territory, before this happened.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

December 4, 2011
5:40 AM

Post #8915732

How awful. Their lives are fraught with danger.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

December 4, 2011
8:15 AM

Post #8915853

Just reported that she kept her food down overnight and is very feisty.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

December 4, 2011
11:39 AM

Post #8916038

Feisty is good!!!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

December 4, 2011
4:13 PM

Post #8916301

My...this year has been a tough go for them. hope she can heal and be released...again.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

December 14, 2011
2:29 AM

Post #8928873

Any progress report, GP?

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

December 14, 2011
7:46 AM

Post #8929129

NX is healing. She does have a fracture on a wing. Seems the reason she threw up the first night is she had a belly full of rancid deer meat. She had completed her medications, and hopefully after healing she will be able to be re-released. They did mention an eye injury earlier. An Eagle without good eyesight would not last long in the wild, so have to hope that is temporary also.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

December 14, 2011
3:19 PM

Post #8929710

Thanks for the update, GP. At least we know she's in the very best hands.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

December 31, 2011
3:49 AM

Post #8948607

NX seems to be healing and may soon be moved into an outdoor enclosure. In January the new cam at the Norfolk Gardens will begin broadcasting. Dad Norfolk has found a new mate.
linthicum
Linthicum Heights, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 11, 2012
5:10 PM

Post #8963970

In case anyone follows the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, egg-laying began today. This is the earliest date, for this nest.

http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/camhtm2.html
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 11, 2012
10:15 PM

Post #8964375


Thanks, Linth. That sure is early.

Any word on NX, GP?

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

January 12, 2012
4:46 AM

Post #8964463

NX is improving steadily, but I imagine it will be quite a while before she will be re-released. Last week a visitor at Norfolk Botanical Garden discovered a dead female Bald Eagle. At first they were afraid it was the new mate for the male Eagle, but he has since been seen mating with a female Eagle at the old nesting site. They have new cameras up and they should begin their nesting season shortly.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

January 12, 2012
9:04 AM

Post #8964724

Thanks Linth...hard to believe it is that time again already! lol

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 8, 2012
4:30 AM

Post #9034257

Still no eggs at this nest, but just noticed they finally got the sound working here.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2012
2:49 PM

Post #9034968

Think we will have to wait until next year on this one.

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 12, 2012
4:56 PM

Post #9040086

Male has been mating with a fourth female so far this year. The first female he chose for a partner after his long time mate was killed by an airplane was also killed. They think she struck an electric line at the garden where they nest. Since her death he has mated with 3 more females. Now number 4 is redecorating the nest. Still hopeful for eggs, but they would have to come by the end of this month.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #9041389

Female #3 has stayed on the nest a few nights. I tuned in 2-3 different evenings and saw her there.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 19, 2012
3:59 PM

Post #9049241

Both the male & female on the nest and eating...still nice to watch them!

gardenpom

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 21, 2012
5:26 AM

Post #9051105

Screenshot of the female and male Bald Eagles from WVEC camera. Just thought they looked beautiful in the foggy morning. They had just finished mating again a few minutes before. They are certainly forming a strong bond.

Thumbnail by gardenpom
Click the image for an enlarged view.

MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 21, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #9051116

What a beautiful image. Thanks GP.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 21, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9051427

They are quite a handsome couple. I am enjoying watching them regardless. Nice to be able see the bond growing between them.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2012
1:43 PM

Post #9053035

here's a nice one out of the Quad Cities. There's a branch and logo in the way but it's close up and has sound. The one I was watching at Fulton, IL is having technical difficulties all the time. They lost a chick too, that crawled over the edge!!!! Our worst nightmare!

http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_davenport/en/info_page/eaglecam.asp

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 22, 2012
4:57 PM

Post #9053236

Thanks Mrs. Ed, so awful about the poor chick tho.

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