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Mavis

THANK YOU ALCOA for the pictures we requested. You are one terrific bunch of people!

Carol  White

Thank you so very much for this. These eagles are mesmerizing & live stream shows eagle life as God intended it. So refreshing. I love them!

Mavis

WOW!! Did ya'll see the pictures that Alcoa took of the nest in Nov 2010? You can see the river and everything! THIS IS EXCITING! I'm going to watch some of the videos tonight when the eagles bed down and it is too dark to see them.

Imagine what the nest looks like TODAY ..a yr and 1/2 later.

Alcoa...you are soooo good!

Judi Kidd

Thank you Alcoa. Please consider doing a documentary on the beginning of the pair through this year.

It is 12:10 PM and Three is the only one up and is getting a big meal. It is eating more these past few days. It is wobbly on its feet as its little bottom gets bigger. It wants to explore the nest but mom/dad is trying to feed it. With the individual attention and the amount of food it has gotten in the last three days you can see the growth. Three is so darn cute. Two just woke up and is getting a lot of food. Looks like lunch is a bird of some type. One moved and went back to sleep. Three is done eating and moved a few inches and fell asleep.

J Trull

I missed seeing them hatch...can I also go back and see a video of this?

kc

ALCOA....you ROCK!!! the pictures of the nest and all the time and effort to get that camera up there is just incredible (am at work...shhh!) so I cant watch the videos either but will take a look when I can at home.... from prev comments, sounds like Alcoa will be improving on the comment area next year...WOO HOO... and WOW, it looks like #3 grew over night :)

Teri

Can you comment on what type of animals the eaglets are being fed? The fish is obvious but it seems like there might be a turtle in the nest as well as either a rabbit or another bird (black in color).

Judi Kidd

Teri,

They have been eating a variety of fish, turtles, black squirrels, mink, marsh hens, and other birds.

kc

lots of turtles, the GAR fish was really cool, looks like crows or some sort of black bird, and I believe the consensis was "black squirrel" or so said a client from Iowa that visited my office in AZ and took a look at the video

Linda

I sure hope mama ramps up the feeding of "For All!!!" He's so puny compared to his nest-mates. :-(

Linda

Rjim

KC don't jump the gun my friend. I asked if they would be willing to CONCIDER changes (IF) they were not to costly for the company.
Willingness to concider changes does not mean they will happen for sure....I do know that if by next season there is not a better system I will try to start a FB page to share photos, videos, and more discussion.

ColleenM

So grateful to Alcoa for the wonderful pictures...how far they've come. I can't believe it's 3 weeks! rjim, I think I found you on FB, if not someone else got a contact! Thank you all for your updates!

Rjim

Someone else has a new friend in you Colleen.

ColleenM

Just checking in, could someone tell me what the mama/dad is doing right now? I see #1 face planted by the edge, and #2, but I don't see the baby. Also, I had a question that I researched but could not find an answer to. Tuesday, I believe, in the morning when mama was "cleaning", she actually picked up #2 with her mouth and moved it. It was startling to see. I am wondering if eagles have a protective instinct that would have them grab a eaglet to close to the edge? I have never seen this before. Thanks!

Ice_queen86

i've been watching the little ones today, and i notice that the 2 older ones have been will picking on the youngest one like while it feeding time, the oldest one would bobble on the youngest head and take the youngest food and walk over the little one or even sit on. hurts to see the little one getting pick on...

shannon Hammett

We are eaglets watchers at Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Love our "Little Bit" !
Shannon, Shirley and Elaine.

Judi Kidd

The smallest eaglet is doing fine. In the last three days it has been fed considerable amounts when One and Two have been napping. It holds its ground and is not easily intimidated by One and Two. They have all been getting along quite well. Liberty and Justice have been feeding all of them. They make sure they all get food. Being born last means it will be smaller.

Please read previous posts regarding the birth order and other pertinent information. It will help in answering many of the questions you may have that have been answered multiple times. It is also very educational and there are some great web links posted for looking up additional information.

shannon Hammett

We are eaglests watchers at Ocean Isle Beach, Nc.
Shannon, Shirley, and Elaine

karen

Do they ever clean the nest out of all the rotting fish?

ColleenM

Thanks for the update Judi! In regards to my question about the parent bird removing an eaglet from the edge, I have not had allot of time to research my question, pretty busy! After what I saw Tues. I just thought someone may have a quick answer to it! It was the one and only time I have witnessed the mama/dad physically lifting the eaglet with it's mouth...very sweet to see!

ColleenM

For Karen, yes, sometimes they do. Most of the time they bury it under grass.

Rjim

They can only lift 4 lbs Colleen. If the kids keep eating the way they have been, I think we will cross that threshold by the weekend...lol

ColleenM

LOL!! Rjim, agree :)

Judi Kidd

Here is information on eagle growth once hatched.

Eaglet Growth - The young birds grow rapidly, they add one pound to their body weight every four or five days. At about two weeks, it is possible for them to hold their head up for feeding.

By three weeks they are 1 foot high and their feet and beaks are very nearly adult size.

Between four and five weeks, the birds are able to stand, at which time they can began tearing up their own food. At six weeks, the eaglets are very nearly as large as their parents.

At eight weeks, the appetites of the young birds are at their greatest. While parents hunt almost continuous to feed them, back at the nest the eaglets are beginning to stretch their wings in response to gusts of wind and may even be lifted off their feet for short periods.

At three or four weeks, this eaglet is covered in its secondary coat of gray down. In another two weeks or so, black juvenile feathers will begin to grow in. While downy feathers are excellent insulators, they are useless as air foils, and must be replaced with juvenile feathers before an eaglet can take its first flight, some 10 to 13 weeks after hatching.

http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/eagle/eagle4.html

ColleenM

As always Judi, thanks for the concise timeline for those that may be new! I'm still looking for an answer to my "picking up" question!!! LOL :)

Kelly Y

What is that animal in the nest on the right side? Can anyone tell?

Gene@ klamath Falls

Liberty & Justices, Red, White & Blue.

What a fantastic family. GLORY they are!

America at its finest today.

After grooming the nest, feedings galoor; all are present and accounted for.

What role models they are for the world to see!


Judi Kidd

ColleenM. - Don't know the answer and I could not find any information about it. I will check with a couple of researchers and see if they have seen this behavior.

Justice returned with a small mink.Starting around 2:50 PM Liberty and Justice have been looking eastward. There appears to be something that has their interest. Justice left around 3 PM and Liberty is getting ready to feed One. Two and Three are napping for now.

Gene@ klamath Falls

Mom was even teaching #1 to play with a blade of grass!

WOW!

Kathy Radican

I read on WikiPedia that it is rare that the third eaglet in the nest will ever fly. Is this true?

ColleenM

#3 has looked a bit lethargic when I've checked in today. But, it sounds like it's being fed, so that's good. They truly grow before our eyes. The size difference, (and I understand thier hatch dates), is amazing. Just cheering for the little guy, or gal ;)

steve

I want to THANK Alcoa for this special site. It is better than any wildlife show on tv. It is truely amazing to watch these great birds keep the species alive and growing!!!

malibute

WOW all three are moving around a lot this afternoon. I love it when they stand up tall (as tall as they can) and "flap" their wings. I also love it when one does something to get moms attention and she looks down at them, with her look of consternation; reminds me of when my mom would raise an eyebrow and give me "the look"

Judi Kidd

3:39 PM and all the little ones are on the left side of the nest napping. Liberty is watching. Three is in the lower left corner trying to nap close to One. Two is in view about the branch. It is a little breezy this afternoon.

malibute

I just read on baldeagleinfo.com:

"Approximately 40% of young eagles do not survive their first flight."

We still have so much to "look forward to!"

malibute

I just got to look at the pictures of the nest from below and the view from the nest. WOW what a view those birds have! I can see why they chose the spot (just being silly). Thank you for those pictures, I've been wondering what the area looked like. Can someone tell me why at night there is so much light below them? is that just a trick of the cameras or are they by a street lamp or lights from the Alcoa plant? Thanks in advance!

ColleenM

Alcoa, thank you again for this wonderful site. I should e-mail you directly, but, I'm just going to ask if you have had allot of interest in giving Liberty and Justice, (and family) their own FaceBook page? It may give everyone what they want, some can chat if desired, some may not need or want to use it at all. But, I believe it would spark more conversational discussions for those who want it. Thank you again!

sandi

Alcoa is a very big foundry. Any lights that are shining below the nest are from Alcoa. Obviously, Justice & Liberty were all right with that. I wonder if it may be "security" for them as well as Alcoa. Owls don't like the light so they may stay away from them and that is good for our Eagle Family.

Renee Howard

Is little guy ok? I haven't seen him move in a while.

malibute

Renee,

If you are watching now, NO3 is doing is best to climb and over 1 and 2 for food. So much so they are all seemingly pushing mama out of the nest (don't worry everyone, I know they aren't). It is giving No1 a taste of his own medicine right now!

sandi

Rjim: yeppers! come on over to ArrBee's big back yard and we can view all the birds. we'll figure out something else for your beverage. :-)

and yes, there are black squirrels. sometimes they and the grey squirrels mix with them and have seen red squirrels with black tails and black squirres with grey tails. my daughter has even seen an albino one but that was in west virginia!

watched those two older ones-side to side they look like one great big grey mutant eagle! lil bit is catching up. i don't think we have a need to be concerned. I think he is gonna be just fine!

Mavis

Are ya'll watching #1 play with a stick? So cute.

Patti M, Baltimore, MD

Are there any videos from the prior year or two of the babies in the nest???

Elizabeth Rieder

Just noticed what a difference with E1 and E2 and E3 looks like he is in the wrong nest when you see them together. E3 seems to be doing ok,it is just with those two older ones he looks tiny. They are getting some serious feet and wings on them now.I see E1 and E2 trying to take a bite of what ever the parent is feeding them .I think they are trying to tear off their own food now.Mom can't feed them fast enough.:0) Thanks Alcoa for those earlier pic. now I see how they got up that tree, working smarter not harder.

Mavis

Patti,click on archives at the upper right of this page. Alcoa has many videos dated from prior hatchings. I plan to watch a few tonight. Scroll on down the page and you will see some pictures taken when they were putting in the first cam in Nov. 2010. You will like the pictures as they show the nest from the ground looking up and the river nearby.

Mavis

I know they will be fine tonight but with the nest bowl being smaller and the eaglets larger, looks like Mom or Dad will have to ruffle out to cover them. They should be thermoregulating by now and that should help with their warmth. Sandi, is the temp dropping there now? It just looks cooler..now that sounded silly, didn't it?

Rjim

Malibute I loved your post #33 I remember that look all too well. In fact I still get it quite often. Theses days from the spouse though.
You have been adding alot to the blog, keep it up.

In post #38 sandi mentioned the nest being built over a large complex. If the Eagles built there, we can trust their judgement. If you took all the noise, trains, trucks, etc, and placed them next to a nest in Alaska, the birds would high tail it for Newfoundland. Different birds have different tollerence.

The suggestion from the profesionals is to always observe a nest from at least 330 ft away, especialy from February - July, just in case. I'm sure that no one would want to risk getting a live sighting, or to take a picture if they knew that their actions would result in an Eagle pair abandoning their nest. I just wanted to add that tidbit incase someone reading assumed that all eagles would tolerate the activity under the Alcoa nest. Many would not.

Mavis

Just had a few minutes to check in...amazing how well our little family is doing.

Catch you again tomorrow...have a good evening everyone.

Judi Kidd

It is 7 PM and dad is eating the remains of the mink. The little ones are waiting for some food. He just started giving pieces to them. Liberty moved in front of the web cam and is looking right into it. Beautiful bird.

Judi Kidd

I think Liberty is trying to create some privacy for the family. She is still in front of the Web Cam looking around, chillin. Loved when she looked at the camera. She has been there for over five minutes now. Looking at the Web Cam again and in no hurry to mvoe.

Judi Kidd

She is gone and now you can see the feeding. Three is getting a lot of food. Looks orderly with bigger pieces going to One and Two.

I noticed that they did not bring any fish to the nest today. Did I miss it?

Elizabeth Rieder

Rjim with our people population getting so large and all the spread out building,it is any wonder any wild life is left. But many times we see birds building nest and living right under our bridges,tracks,barns,old buildings,even at airports. Some how they adjust to the noise and activity. Owl seem to adjust and fare well in towns,Morristown NJ imported owls to rid the town of the heavy rat and mice population in their old town buildings.Once the rats were gone, so were the Owl. They follow the live game.
Since Alcoa was already there, I guess the Eagles were happy with the tree location and good fishing.A few trucks and some noise from a couple of trains did not seem to bother them. I notice from some of the viewing that their biggest worry is the hawks and owls coming around the nest.

Joanna

I have watched our Llano (Tx) eagles for some years now from the roadside. Seeing this 'birds-eye view' has been a great experience. Alcoa, you have provided a great educational tool....for the young and the old (in my case); this retired teacher really salutes you.

Mavis

Popping back in for just a minute. I can't help but think #3 is the lucky one tonight for being the smallest. #3 will probably get the envied spot under Mom to stay nice and cozy. It is not easy covering the little fatties now. They all seem to have had a good day. Wish they knew that they are the stars in the hearts of millions of people.

Oh! In looking at the archives, I found out that the camera is powered by electricity from the nearby Alcoa building.

malibute

The lighting right now is beautiful. Just got some great screen shots. The babies are certainly NOT fitting under mom now. But I'm sure they'll stay warm tonight in a nice heap of down! I love hearing the geese in the background. I think this is one of the greatest things about this Alcoa gift is the wonderful "wilderness" these birds get to live in. I have visited the red tailed hawk site some have suggested and it just isn't the same when those wonderful birds are in a lighting structure of a sporting field. Thank you for this experience.

Rjim

I agree Elizabeth. Birds are very adaptable, but on their terms. All I was really trying to point out is that other eagles might not be so tolerant. I would not want to see anyone who had been reading this blog, thinking that it was OK to get close to a nest. That is too risky. If the birds decide its ok and move into an inhabited, noisy area that is their choice, but people should stay back away from nests in the wild. Come visit me in NH Elizabeth. There are tons of wild places still, but it sure is nice to have the internet for those who can't get out to see the real thing.

Mavis

Malibute, Rjim told me how to get screen shots and I have tried many times and nothing happens. I have Vista..how do you get screen shots?

Rjim

Mavis. Catch me on fb. I will give you my phone# and walk you through it.

Mindy Frey

I have only been watching since the Saturday that Trey/Peewee/#3 hatched. In that time I have researched on my own and learned so much from people here about the American Bald Eagle. I have been on vacation this week and have spent alot(too much probably) watching these birds. I dont know about the rest of you but I feel like these are "my babies"! They are all sweet but my heart belongs to Trey/Peewee. It sure looks like that little guy is gonna make it. Thanks Alcoa for this amazing experience. It's gonna kill me to go back to work next week and only get to check in a few times a day. Thanks to those of you who keep the updates coming!

Mavis

Rjim..you are on...Thank you!

Rjim

Mindy at the end of the season I will put a slide show out on youtube for all to see. Probably in August.

Theresa Peterson

It has been amazing to watcb these birds in there natural habitat..thank you Alcoa!

malibute

Mavis - The way I do it is hold the FN (function) button and push the PRT SC (print screen) button. Then I open paint (found in your programs list if you haven't deleted it) and paste it. It should show up as a picture. If you don't have paint you can also paste it on to a powerpoint slide. I save them as JPEGs or EMFs, but you can save them as just about anything you'd like/feel most comfortable with (like maybe a TIFF file).

I take a ton of wildlife photos as a hobby, so I feel as if I'm cheating. But I wouldn't get these shots any other way. I got several a few weeks go with dad on the branch in the front (that I just noticed has poop on it; when did that get there?) looking right into the camera! He is now my desktop background telling me to get back to work. Something I'm having a lot of trouble doing with all this wonderful eagle time!

Hope that helps.

Judi Kidd

Kids have gone to the bathroom and looks like they are ready to settle in for the night. Liberty pulled the animal carcuss closer to the nest. One or Two is leaning over Three. Liberty is grooming herself and looks down at the babies who are now snuggled together. They are going to be just fine tonight. Looking forward to seeing them in the morning.

Rjim

I'm glad you could explain it better than I malibute...I would have only made her more confused. I also do a little nature stuff myself. It's a great hobby.

Mindy Gibson Frey

Rjim.. a slide show would be great! I am already stressing out about when these little fuzzballs leave the nest! Guess I will have to tune in for next years babies as well. Just reading your and a couple other regular's posts has taught me so much, and I have done some research on my own too. I know I am obsessed because my oldest kid's best friend came over today and asked me how my birds were doing! lol

Rjim

Mindy in my humble opinion, there is no better high in life than one you can get from mother nature. I can sit alone in a field from sunrise till sunset and never once be bored. To me it is a great addiction.

malibute

HA! the 9:05 train - right on time! Just kidding. Must be bed time!

Mavis

Rjim...Malibute...I DID IT!! I DID IT!!! Both of you told me right...but I wasn't pasting it to Paint. I was trying to paste it to my picture folder. I tried to put it in the body of one of my emails...didn't work. You both told me to paste it to Paint..I didn't know I had to do it there.

THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH!! You don't know how many times I wanted to do that and had no idea it could be done.

I sincerely thank you both. Whooo Whoooo!!

ColleenM

Good to see the Eagle family all safely tucked in for the night. Thanks for the tutorial on pictures rjim! I'll have to read it tomorrow and try it.Another day down...keep growing little one...:)

malibute

Mavis! That's great! I'm glad you'll be able to save some of this for yourself, being the avid watcher you are. I've been saving some images for friends who don't have the time to watch the video so they can see the babies grow up for themselves. Hope you get some good ones!

Mavis

Ok..I have got to get off here..work still to do but I have a question or concern:

It is agreed that they will probably do great tonight but I just checked in and Mom is not covering them at all. She is standing at the edge with her head tucked in. Do you really think they will be ok?

malibute

All I know about eagles is what I've learned in the last few weeks, but I would suspect that at this point, when the babies are this big, this is what happens. I bet mama is acting as a wind break, and giving off heat. They are huddled at her feet and they are covered in down (which traps heat better than most other animal coverings and man-made synthetics). I think they will be better than fine tonight, in that this is all part of the growing up experience and they will be stronger because of it. Nature has ways to raise animals we just don't understand! Looks like they are in for another wild ride tonight - something I don't like watching myself, because I want it to be peaceful for the little ones. But just like in our lives, sometimes a little wind makes us stronger.

sandi moore

okay...i have been in the davenport, ia area most of my life. and i am finding out i know so little about it! i KNOW where alcoa is, but earlier i had to stick my size 6 1/2 shoe in my mouth again! i mis-spoke. alcoa isn't a foundry. you would think i would know what it was since my brother works there. what a kidder. so, i apologize for giving wrong info. i do know one thing for sure...it is gonna be a chilly one 2nite and i am sure they will be just fine. i think they will appreciate some sun tomorrow! gnite all...

Elizabeth Rieder

I guess I don't express my self too well any more, I seem to cross some hairs here. I know that staying away is the key thing. Even in settled areas, the park people have warning sign up for any of the wild birds that decide to be city dweller to keep people at a distance. Even the bats of Austin are protected and they are right in town under a bridge,There are millions I guess. It is a summer evening event to watch the bats leave and people come out and sit on the banks of the river in the evening to see them fly at night. I have been to NH ages ago and it is a beautiful state. I saw a number of Eagles on Vancouver Island two years ago. The funny thing is I was talking to a young man and remarked that I had not seen any Eagles yet. He looked at me like I was crazy and said those trees are full of them as he pointed to some evergreen trees.I looked up and saw what I thought were some kind of dark hawks, and there were at least 20 or 30 young eagles. They did not have the white feather head yet, I guess they were 1-2year old? I bought a photo print in Prince Rupert that had about 20 white head eagles sitting in a giant evergreen tree like decorations on a Christmas tree.I love that photo. It is like a village of eagles in that tree. Alcoa has done a great public service with this nest cam. Even seasoned Eagle watcher have not had this close a look at the activity of the nest. It is really great and us old retired get tired of quilts and reading books.

Cherie Olivea

Thank you, Alcoa for this wonderful gift. I agree books and quilts don't compare to this stunning intimate view we have of this beautiful famliy. I feel that I watch too frequently, but I am just mesmerized by the instincts of the eagle couple, Justice and Liberty. I wonder if they recognize their offspring from years past.

Judi Kidd

It is almost midnight EST, the wind is blowing Liberty's feathers and she is moving her head around to various positions and her body. There was one the babies in front of her and she is trying to cover it. She has her wings out from her body blocking most of the wind. I see the little head moving around in front of her. She keeps preening her feathers on her back. Looks like she had feathers in her beak and putting them under her.

The baby that was sticking its head out is now tucked back in. All looks well for mom and the babies.

Steve Gabbert

Sandi, I did some work at Alcoa many years ago and at that time it had a remelt area, which I guess for that part you could call a foundry, since it melted aluminum, made aluminum alloys and then poured it into molds to make ingots. The Alcoa building is literally one full mile long and they can do anything and everything with these ingots, roll it, mill it, stretch it, sonic test it and cut it to client specifications. Quite an impressive place.

Mavis

5:58..jsut checked the nest and I see one of them moving but too dark yet to make out anything. Sunrise will be soon. I woke up thinking of them. I just worry all the time and that's just what I do....and mostly about nothing!

Good morning everyone. It is Good Friday.

Mavis

6:18 EDT...still dark but Mom woke up and check on the babies then went back to sleep.
I bet they wil be ravenous when they wake up. I read somewhere that buffalo have a hard time in winter because they require so much energy to thermoregulate therefore they require more food in the winter. I'm not saying this is accurate or not, but I read it and it is logical. If that is true, then the babies will be wanting a big breakfast...but that is no surprise!!

Mavis

6:30 EST..just saw the sweetest moment. Mom nudged one of them (still dark), up and I think it is #1..anyway, #1 was up and faceing Mom and they were nuzzeling each other. So precious to watch. Just wish it was light enough to capture a picture.

Mavis

6:49 EDT..Mom keep burrowing in the nest. Sometimes she burrows so far in that her whole head is covered. I wonder if she covered the babes up last night with straw. Daylight will be soon...guess I will know then what I 'think' I have been seeing.

Mavis

YEAH!! 7:17 EDT..Mom just flew off nest and all 3 babies perked up. Beautiful sight! #1 was pecking at #2...#3 just watching. Just love these guys!

Mindy Gibson Frey

Good Morning babies! Uno first up, already messing with Dos.. pecking and being naughty as usual! Trey looked up with that sweet little face...GREAT way to start my morning! Keep the updates coming.. gotta go back to work today and wont be able to watch them as much! Everyone have a great day!

Chuck Hudson

why does the picture always go to pause?

Mavis

Mindy...busy day for me, too. Guess we will both be catching up. Have a good day!

Arlie Newberg

watchws the little ones feed, have seen the heads are white and bodys are grey growing up!

Rjim

Elizabeth I didn't feel that you cross hairs at all, and I enjoy your posts. Never stop.

My ONLY concern was that OTHERS who read here might interpret that it is OK to go near eagles because the Alcoa ones don't mind it...I was just cautioning against it. You are awesome, and don't stop posting my friend.

ColleenM

Good Morning! Must be cold there too! Thought I'd get an opportunity to see the whole family for breakfast, they are still staying warm it appears. Busy day, but will stop by to check in on our faithful posters that keep us all in the loop! Hope they have a great day!

Tina

I'm glad to see the baby had mommy's undivided attention this morning. They may all make it.

Valerie Raiche

It is Friday morning and the oldest eaglet has decided he can't wait for mom to feed him/her so it has decided to feed itself this morning. Cannot believe how big the babies are this morning. Looks like Liberty kept them pretty warm last night in the cold air.

Judi Kidd

It is 10:30 AM and Two and Three are getting fed. Liberty did a great job keeping them snuggled in last night. When I went to bed just past midnight they were all under her.

She just flew off the nest at 10:42 AM and all three are looking around. Feeding is done and they just sitting there. Two looks like it is going into nap mode and One is towards the front of the nest and Three is in the left side of the nest. You can see how much they have grown since yesterday.

Liberty and Justice are doing a great job.

Patti M Baltimore, MD

Mavis, Thanks so much. I'll take a look today to see what I can find. This is sooo amazing, I could sit for hours at a time and watch them... Thanks again

cheryl moseley

Wow..one of them is so much smaller that the other two. I love watching them during the day, this is so exciting. Thank you

Patti M Baltimore, MD

Judi, I, too, think it is awesome when the parents sit up on that branch and look directly into the camera. I was watching on Thursday, and I can't tell them apart, hopefully, I'll see some differences in the future but so far I can't tell who is who when it comes to the parents, anyhow, one of the larger eagles looked directly into the camera and I had to giggle, and quickly thought to my self, "Smile, You're On Candid Camera".....I don't know why but that's the thought that popped into my silly head, lololol.... Thanks again Alcoa!!!

Judi Kidd

It is 11 AM and no parent is on the nest. One and Two are napping. Three is awake and up between One and Two at the top of the nest. Must be warming up there. Mom and dad are probably close by. I know why the parent who is nest sitting flys off for short periods of time is to go to the bathroom.

Rita

I think it is so cute how they just pass out. #3 is trying to cuddle up to #1 to get warm.

Judi Kidd

It is 11:20 AM and no parent on the nest. The little guys are near the front of the nest napping. One just popped its head up and stretched its wings. Look at the size of that talon. Even Three is stretching its wings. In five more weeks One will be testing his wings. In a couple of weeks One and Two will be ripping off their own food to eat and Three will be there a week later. They are growing so fast. Mom just flew in and doing some nest updates. The was the longest they have been off the nest, 24 minutes.

Mary Brown

I have suggestions for names for the eaglets.
# 1. Spirit # 2, Patriot #3 Star.

Judi Kidd

At 11:37 there was no parent on the nest again. One and Two were snuggled together in the front of the nest and Three has been awwake, chirping and walking around. I could hear the parent in the backgrounds and she/he flew in and is feeding Three. One is waking up and stretching its wings. Three is gettin food without the competition right now. May not last long as One and Two are moving around and will probably join the feeding.

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