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October 07, 2012

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sandy

thank you for giving us an update. you must be wondering if all this is worth it with all the problems that have been involved with the camera. I, for one, look forward to the problem being resolved. still checking in with the alcoa osprey cam with it beautiful view of the lake.

Kathryn Mellecker

I truly wonder if Mediacom is aware of what a black eye they are giving themselves. There are thousands, now and soon millions of eagle watchers who if given the choice on TV reception are not going to think very fondly of Mediacom and will possibly select satelite TV via a dish set up rather than cable. Just sayin'...........

Dena

Really hope this can be fixed just love popping in on this site and watching the eagles

Cherrycarol

Lovely mediacom. Don't we all just love them?? So many people (including me) have had soo many problems with them. Thanks for the update John. Carol

Carolyn

Thanks for the update. Missing our eagles. Hurry Monday!!!!

Elizabeth Rieder

just wondering is there another source for internet in that neck of the woods? I would think they would be running their tail off to get this resolved. It is not like this is the first time this has happened. This is really bad press,or have they got everybody over a barrel and don't give a hoot. I have been with ATT for ever and I don't have cable, hifi,or dish just plain old TV and a phone, no problems.

tam

the nest looks beautiful this morning... thanks for making the effort for sound... i think it makes it all come alive :) yay!

Chuck Howarth

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.....!!!!!
The best picture ever....

sandy

thank you for getting the camera up and running. now look forward to seeing the parents working the nest

Dena

thank you for getting the camera fixed so fast the nest looks great see the wind is blowing there too

Cherrycarol

So happy to see this up & running. YEAA!!

Carolyn

Great morning at the nest. Saw one of the eagles last evening with a huge fish. Thanks for the timely fix on the camera. Windy again today! No sign of eagles yet!

maureen

So happy to see the nest again.

Annette Kryske

2:05 pm Oct 9. When I just viewed the nest I heard the trees rustling in the wind & bird sounds & thought the sound is back, but then I heard a cow mooing in the distance & realized
that I hadn't turned off a site I was watching earlier.What a let down! But, I am waiting patiently until all the systems are working at Alcoa,& everything will be working by the time Liberty & Justice make their nest ready, for us to hear, & view.Thanks Alcoa...Annette Kryske

Jo Ann

I'm watching all the way from California. Every morning I turn it on to see Liberty and Justice. I posted earlier how I visited my sister in Bettendorf, and my brother- in -law brought me to a spot where I might see them. This happened in the summer. I was so lucky to actually see them flying over me. It was an experience I will never forget. Thanks Alcoa for all you do.

Annette Kryske

6:45pm PDT Oct 9,,I am really worried. I just checked on the nest before saying good night to
Davenport , & lo & behold an eagle was in the nest even though it was dark,I could see that it was in distress of some kind. He/she looked disheveled & kept calling for its mate. After a while it flew out. I don't know how long it was in the nest.The last time I looked at the empty nest was 4:15 PDT, What do you think????I hope all is well. Pray for them .Annette Kryske

Ruth MacLeod

1:30 P.M in Spain Camera in Iowa was still on black and white with 1 eagle present for several minutes.
It flew away shortly before the color came on

Lucille Bingham

Ruth, How great to be in Spain and able to view Our Eagle Nest! Too bad Liberty/justice flew away when color came on. Isn't the new cam great! Only problem is that we still don't have sound, but at least we can see when L/J visi the nest and tweek it to suit their needs!

Lucille Bingham

Annette, Been checking in this morning and haven't seen either L/J. Hope all is wel with both of them. Just saw a post from Ruth and she saw one in the nest while it was still dark and then when the cam turned to color it flew off.

Sherri

Wow! The "Y" branch looks great, the nest looks so neat, the leaves are turning colors, everything is so beautiful. Great job, Lib and Just. I'm not sure I could have done any better placing those twigs just so and I have opposable thumbs! That is just one awesome looking nest.

Annette Kryske

Oct 10 11:15 PDT.Lillian,The time difference from Spain to Iowa is about 7 hrs. Ca.is about 9 hours different.When I last saw he/she. It was dark for both of us.No one showed up yet today that I know of. Please folks keep us posted on these little guys. Many of us are getting so much pleasure out of seeing them,& we want to make sure they are safe.Thanks Lillian & Carolyn for your support.
Annette Kryske

Charles Kinsey

Liberty and Justice in nest @ 7:42 PM edt

Sherri

Both birds in the nest at 4:46 pm pst!!

kc

OK ...this totally made my day, we have a L or J in the nest at 4:49 AZ time

Jo Ann

Eagles in the nest! 4:42 pm California time

Annette Kryske

4:50 PDT Oct.10 My daughter in law Jo Ann just called to tell me they are back!!!Whew am so relieved. Been sitting by the computer most of the day waiting for L/J to show up & now am happy after last night's episode. Liberty has been pecking at Justice just like some wives & he flew out of the nest. Looks like she is resting.Now I can relax.
Annette Kryske

Cindy Munger

Listen to all of us. We are so happy that we have an empty nest with an occasional adult cruising through.

arlie

10/11/2012 both eagles are in the nest at 2:06 am what is the adress for aloca eagle cam.

Carolyn

I couldn't get this link posted last night. I caught Liberty & Justice in the nest around sundown. I think it was Liberty who lay down in the nest bowl after some bickering with each other. They both look great!! No eagles yet this am.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHRi_RBaGdA&feature=plcp

Lucille Bingham

Annette, Not sure, but I think you were responding to my post, not Lillian's. I haven't seen a Lillian posting here. Are you in Spain for vacation or did a work situation bring you over there? I had been to Spain many years ago when I first started teaching. I just loved my time there. A few of us new teachers visited Majorca as well. That was simply beautiful! Are you enjoying your time there? Keep on checking the eagle cam because Liberty & Justice are beginning to spend more time in the nest these days.
Annette, have you logged onto Nester's Nest? I'm not sure whether I saw any postings from you there. If not, you should. It is a fun & informative site. JC does a great job monitoring it and the eagleholics who have logged in are the best! Besides info on our eagles, many are posting photos & videos that are awesome!

Lucille Bingham

Annette, I made a serious error now. Some of my message was for Ruth. Don't know how I made the mistake of putting you in Spain and not Ruth.
Ruth, sorry for mistakenly addressing some of my last message to Annette and not you. I'm sure you both will forgive me and understand which message was for each of you.
Senior moments seem to be coming on more often these days!
Both of you have a great autumn day and enjoy the view of the nest. Let's hope to see both Liberty & Justice today!

  Mavis

Hi Mr. John...just wondering if you have any idea when the sound will be working. We see Liberty and Justice almost every day now and sure miss the music made around the nest. The camera is great! Someone on Nesters Nest captured a picture of one of them on the nest with a fish! Brought back warm memories.

Jim Lindsey

Thank you so much for the hard work installing the new Eagle cam,I am so looking foreward in the new season 203-2013. Jim In GA.

Charles Kinsey

bOTH IN THE NEST AT 7:25 PM EDT

kc

both in the nest at 4:30 AZ time :)

Annette Kryske

Oct 11 4:30 PDT.Thanks Jo Ann for calling about our little friends. They look wonderful. It's a little windy. I'm sure they are used to it by now.Lucille, I owe you an apology for my calling you Lillian (though both are pretty names) I am truly a senior (only 84 years old).Are you school teacher??? I couldn't find the Nesters Nest Eagles!!!I do look at Decorah though. They too are getting ready.Thanks to Alcoa, for bringing some nice people together.
Annette

Carolyn

Both Liberty & Justice arrived at the nest at 6:24 CDT and spent a little time at nestorations. They arrived with white feathers,or fur on their talons and beaks. Not sure if it was dinner or the beginning of molting season. My husband says rabbit fur! LOL Thanks for all you do for us Alcoa!

Lucille Bingham

Annette, no apology necessary. I just wondered if you did see someone named Lillian posting because I couldn't remember any and I thought your comment came so soon after mine. I, too, am a senior, but you have me beat by 20 years and my senior moments seem to be coming on more frequently these days. God bless you with many more good years. To be so computer savy and of sound mind at your age is quite an accomplishment. Hope your physical health is as good as your mental health! I was a teacher for 37 years, but now I am enjoying retirement. Since retirement 8 years ago I have been spending most of my time with family, friends and the animals I hold most dear. And this past year I found a new love, Alcoa's Eagle Cam & my new found friends on this site. Alcoa certainly has given all of us such a great gift --- we get to further appreciate God's & Mother Nature's Creations and enjoy the new friendships this wonderful adventure has provided.

Annette Kryske

Oct.12 1:45 Calif.PDT. Thanks Lucille for such touching letter. We both are so fortunate to be part of Alcoa's Eagle Cam. There are many people younger & some older than we are who watch the family of Liberty & Justice daily to see what the future brings to them. I too, started watching last year,when my daughter - in - laws family told her about Alcoa's wonderful Eagle Cam. Fortunately,my husband of 64 years, & I are quite healthy.I am an avid bowler,I bowl twice a week-pretty good at it. Yesterday, I Beat the Pro & had a 220 game without a handicap.Had 5 strikes in a row. No, I don't do that too often.I adore some of the younger people that bowl with me.I haven't seen our little friends today, they usually show up about 4:30 Ca. time.Thanks gain for the compliments. By the way I have three grown children ,8 grand kids, & 2 great grand kids,scattered all over.
Annette Kryske

Annette Kryske

2:30 PM Oct 12, Either J/L showed up & was nibbling on something then the mate flew in & they just hung around until 3:20 PDT. I did notice that one of them has a black spot on the white tail feather. Could that be a male or a female????Will look more carefully next time. That way we might be able to tell which is the male or female. The weather looks ideal in Iowa at this time of the year.
Annette Kryske

Carolyn

Stormy weather today. I'm sure Liberty and Justice have taken shelter somewhere safe. They have their weather-proof feathered raincoats on, so they will be well protected.

Elizabeth Rieder

Good morning all, SAT. 10/13 Looks like some rain fell on the nest, logs are wet.

Ann

So excited the eaglecam is up and will hopefully eye spy Mom and Pop. Can't wait for Spring!! Thanks Alcoa =)

Charles Kinsey

Big Brown and white bird in the nest @ 7 :25 pm edt

Annette Kryske

3:41 PDT>Oct 14, I started at this time, Liberty, with the little black spot showed up at 4pm Justice, flew in & she was nipping at him,He didn't do anything(joke)the nest looks quite wet.Liberty flew away, Justice tried to fix a loose branch to no avail, & he left 5 minutes later.The nest is doing quite a bit of shaking due to the storm. Thanks again Alcoa for the Cam. It's doing a good job & we appreciate it
Annette Kryske

Carolyn

It appears tat Liberty & Justice are getting into a routing of coming to the nest every evening to check on the nest and do small nestorations. Today Liberty was lying in the nest briefly before Justice showed up to fluff the nest a bit. Here's the link to my video of Liberty lying down. Makes me eager to see her when there are eggs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnS_p6tmISU&feature=plcp

Cherrycarol

7 am & both r in the nest. Looks like Liberty still has that feather in her beak & now nesting material too. LOL

Lucille Bingham

Good Morning Eagleholics: Thank you for the updates and pics on Nesters Nest/Other Talk. I keep on missing L/J. I seem to tune in just a little too late these days. It's great to see the wonderful photos some of you are posting.
Mavis, it's so nice to read your postings again. Missed reading them.

Carolyn

Looks to be a good morning for Liberty & Justice. It's a beautiful day here and they are working so hard. It's funny how many different places they will put a branch before it's just right! Here is link to my video of morning activities.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9wkrjxu-Wc&feature=plcp

Lucille Bingham

Carolyn, Thank you so very much for this great video link. Many of us miss the AM activities and your video links provide us with what we have missed. Isn't it amazing how much time, effort and patience Liberty & Justice put into their nestorations. Isn't the new cam wonderful? The picture is so clear,sharp, and beautiful with the fall coloring and the sun shining down on the feathers of "Our Magnificent Duo." Too bad we don't have sound yet. Can't you just hear those two discussing the nestorations---"Put that branch over there, no move it to the left a bit, no, now to the right. Okay, no, wait a minute, I think it will be better over here. Okay, no, sorry, I think it's too close to the edge. Bring it back. Hey, please decide where you want it cause I'm now losing patience and want to do a fly over. I'll check out the camera while you are deciding where it should go!"

sandy

6:45 p.m. central time and caught both liberty and justice in the nest. first time for me seeing them live. what a treat. cannot wait until next spring when egg laying starts all over again. thank you alcoa for a great way to take a break from everyday life.

Carolyn

Lucille, you are most welcome! I so enjoy watching these two when they are in the nest and if I can share videos with others who may miss them it is my pleasure. this camera makes it so easy to make nice videos. I laugh so much at the antics of these two beautiful birds.I love the way they keep moving the sticks from one place to another. My husband says she is just like me when it comes to rearranging things.

  Mavis

10:02 EDT 10/16

Looks like Liberty is eating something big on the nest...I think it may be a fish but hard to tell and I didn't see her bring it in. Actually, I don't think it is a fish..does anyone know what it is?

Mr. John...where are we with sound? I sure miss it! Thanks for all you do and you do plenty for us. I just miss the sound.

sandy

could it possibly be a rabbit. looks pretty big to be a fish. so enjoy all the comments by everyone on this site.

beamg

Good morning all eagleholics!

Carolyn, thanks from me too for the videos you post. Loved the one from yesterday morning that made me want to reach out and help with that twiggy branch. But of course they managed on their own to place it just right.

I can't figure out, either, what that is in the nest this morning. Interesting. I miss the sound too.

Sally

So I've been popping in a few times a week to see if I could catch either of the parents in the nest.

I didn't get lucky until this afternoon. It's about 4PM central time... and Justice is having a fish snack up in the nest.

So what have they been doing? Are they adding more branches to build up the sides of the nest? Or did they dig out some of the gunk in the middle?

Jo Ann

I thought it was a fish at first, but, now I think it could be a rat, or other small rodent. Looks a little freaky. I also wanted to thank Carolyn for the videos. I absolutely loved them. I look forward to tuning in everyday just to check on Liberty and Justice.:)

  Mavis

Carolyn...how do you make the videos? I would love to learn that before the nesting season starts. Thanks...

  Mavis

Sally, you can usually catch L & J between 7 and 8 in the mornings...and anywhere between 6:30 and 7:45 in the evenings..EDT. The nest looks small now compared to last spring because the sides have been built up so much. They can't build them high and solid enough for me! I can't remember all the OMG! moments we had when the babes wondered too close to the edge...or just hung over the edge!!

  Mavis

WANDERED...not wondered too close to the edge in post #59. Geeze! I guess I will never change but this time it was a typo!!

kc

I'm sure they were wondering while they wandered up to the side rails :) ....get ready Mavis, cause with a little bit of luck they'll be hanging over those rails Liberty and Justice are building again soon :) My cat is now 18 and is still walking that 2nd story outdoor balcony rail (it gets easier to watch every year) kc

Carolyn

Mavis, you have to get a software program that will capture live streaming video. It's hard to recommend a particular one due to differences in computers. The best way to find one is to do a search and use the free trial versions to find which one is right for you and your computer. It's a trial and error thing unless you are very computer savvy, (which I am NOT!) I'm still learning.

Lela Smith

One of the babies showed up in the nest today, 10/17/12, about 10 AM.

Carma

October 17th and there is a new eagle in the nest. It looks young and has a lot of black on its head. Wonder if it is one of the young eagle's from this nest?

Carma

Carolyn

Juvie In The Nest!!!!! Video soon!

Judith Hart

Juvie in the nest just did a PS..That's about all I can identify.

Neicka

I noticed that too Carma. Looks to be 4 or 5 years old. Beautiful bird!

beamg

Boy oh boy! Gonna be a fight if L/J show up! Can't wait for the video Carolyn! I guessed about 3 to 4 years old for this juvie so maybe 4 is about right. I can't leave now - eating something yucky - "spaghetti"? Or "veggies"? Where are L & J anyway?

Steve Gabbert

The eagle I saw eating in the nest this morning, Oct. 17, had rather dark head and tail feathers showing. Are we sure this is one of the previous eagles? I saved a screen shot if anyone wants it.

kc

OH WOW, we have a juvenile eagle eating in the nest at 7:33 am AZ time

kc

Steve yes, get the screen shot out there, obviously a juvenile, from the amount of white, he/she must be 4ish?

beamg

Steve, are you friends with NN, our FB group? You could post it to Other Talk.

beamg

I wish the audio was working. There's sure to be squawking going on when this intruder is spotted! It's been there almost an hour now.

Steve Gabbert

I just posted it to a Alcoa Eagle Babies FB page, not sure if that's the one you were talking about, but it's there.

beamg

Mindy, are you watching? Another PS by the juvie and right into the nest. Apparently not trained by L&J or it would be more thoughtful with the aim. And, he's gone w/o L or J showing up.

  Mavis

10:50 EDT Oct 17

Been watching a juvie in the nest since 10:22 AM and waiting for Liberty or Justice to return. This juvie must be about 4 years old as he/she is just getting the white tail and head feathers. Bold little thing...did 2 PS IN the nest as if to mark it and brought a small fish to the nest...ate 98% of the fish and scattered the rest around the nest in what I think is another attempt to mark the nest. The juvie flew off at 10:52 and still no sign of L or J. Juvie will probably return shortly. I kept listening for calls from L or J as a warning that they were on the way in but dang it...no sound yet. Exciting to watch drama in our nest again.

beamg

And the juvie is back! Nest is rockin' today and it looks like we might get a storm here. I really want to see L&J come and scare this intruder away but don't want any to get hurt, either.

Judith Hart

I think the juvie in the nest might be a male, black circle around eye....slight black dot under eye ( you can see it more on the right eye) my picture isn't clear enough to see how far back the beak goes. Can anyone see if the beak goes to the back of the eye or more toward the middle of the eye?

  Mavis

11:55 EDT...the juvie returned to the nest at 11:23 and the darling wants to claim the nest so bad. She/he is standing guard and the more I watch the more I hope she/he can build a nest close by. Doesn't take long to get attached to the juvies. Makes me wonder where F/H/S are and how they are doing with winter not far off. I guess it is possible that this juvie is one of Liberty and Justice's older babies that has come home to roost. Nice to think so anyway...paves the road to hope that we may one day again see F/H/S!

Judith Hart

You're right Mavis
The 2011 eaglet was named Freedom. Referred to as a female. That could be her. We have to look back at some pictures of her.

sandy

enjoyed seeing the younger eagle working the nest, but I do not think L & J are going to like it. young one flying in and out of nest, only a matter of time until L & J spot him or her. bound to be some kind of action when this happens. hope none of them are hurt. thank you for the videos posted. nice to see what is going on in the mornings.

Mavis

Judy, I never got a close up look at the eyes but I tried. I was having a time re-establishing my typepad account and missed the juvie leaving. How could I possibly forget how frustrating it is to post using the code system. I kinda want to nickname this sweetie "Spunky" but then I would get attached way too much!

Carolyn

Here's the links to my videos of the juvenile in the nest. There are two links because I condensed and edited the 2+ hours into two parts! As I recall there was a juvenile that visited the nest last season as well. Seems like deja vu doesn't it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGQquQYDJDo&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AxJPq0q9dE&feature=plcp

Kathryn Mellecker

Yes, I saw that last spring. L and J were just starting the breeding season, and in pops a juvanile.

I really like the way Justice is watching everything, and prepared to attack to defend his home. Eagles really do make the best national emblym.

David

Is there a way to prevent the video stream from disconnecting every 10 or 15 minutes? I, as many like to leave the web site an Eagles nest on throughout the day.

beamg

Carolyn, once again, great job on the videos! I'm jealous that you know how to do that but as long as you're willing to share, I'll settle for that.

David, if there is a way, I haven't figured out how to keep the feed from disconnecting every so often.

Judith and Mavis, if we were correct that the juvie is about 4 years old, it couldn't be Freedom. She would only be about 1 1/2 years and I'm thinking whe would have a more mottled look all over.

I've been away from the computer for a few hours. Did L or J return to the nest and try to fix things?

Mavis

4:50 EDT

David, beamg is right about the camera feed. I think many of us began to suspect that the break in feed was the function of Mediacom. Some days the break is quite frequent, like every few minutes, other days it is a little better. It seemed like it would break at the most inopportune time! I just started the feed about 2 minutes before I started this comment and already had to refresh it while I was typing this.

Beamg, Judith realized this right after she posted...she texted me and said she wasn't thinking straight about the age of Freedom. We both agree that the age of "Spunky" must be around 4 years. As they reach their adult years between 4 to 5 years, their head and tail feathers get lighter is what I guess we are all basing this on. The more I see the tyke, the more I want to cheer the little thing on! I hope "Spunky" finds a mate and lives a long and happy life raising little ones! Fun to watch life on the nest again...sure miss the sound though.

Jo Ann

Wow Carolyn, that video of new eagle (Spunky) was great. Thank you so much. I really enjoyed it. Spunky seemed a little nervous, looking around. I hope he will be OK.

Kathryn Mellecker

New Thread!

GERRI

when the picture of the nest is enlarged, it becomes blurry with the new camera.

GERRI GRECK

visited the nest today in hopes of seeing the eagles. Found what I thought was snow on the bottom of nest but wind is blowing and looks like white feathers. ????? Please comment.

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