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November 14, 2012

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Jo Ann

Can't wait until I get my items I ordered. It's a great morning, train whistle blowing, L. or J. in the nest, and my t-shirts coming in the mail. That is cool to be able to hear them calling. Have a great day everyone.

Jo Ann

Liberty has been working on one stick this morning. She's moved it around the whole nest.

Jo Ann

Is that Justice in the nest, now. He is on the big branch. I hope I am not going to be late for work this morning. I wonder if I told them I was watching the eagles, I would be excused for being late. I know, probably not.

Cherrycarol

Ha ha Jo Ann I think it was Justice, He was there a LLOONNGG time on the y branch.

Figurine tintin

Great blog, i will recommand it ! THanks a lot man

Sally Glowicki

How the heck early do you guys get on here to see J & L? I have been checking in most every day and only have seen them twice! They must have another home or they bum around all day. Good job J & L on remodelling.

Carolyn

It was a great morning on the nest! Liberty's heroic efforts at placing that stick in just the right place have been very entertaining. Love it!

Here is video of a very hard working Liberty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aN_gAf2w0k&feature=plcp

Enjoy!

Cherrycarol

Sally it was around 9 9:30 todaycentral time. Kind of late really. But they r coming more I more lately. Carol Thanks for the video Carolyn

Annette Kryske

Carolyn: What a wonderful video!!!!I was so frustrated because I couldn't help Liberty put that darn large stick where she wanted it.. I was amazed at her patience & determination. I think we humans can learn many things from some animals. I am exhausted after watching the whole video. Just kidding!You are doing a wonderful job Carolyn.Keep up the good work.

Annette Kryske

joanne

I'm trying to order 2 t shirts in an 2X but in my cart it registers
y-s. Could u help

Carolyn

Annette, Thank you, I love watching the eagles and sharing my videos is a joy for me.
I know exactly what you mean about frustration, I want to help her so much at times, I find myself straining with her! Just wait until time for eggs...then we can all help her PUSH!!!!

Sally Glowicki

Guess I'll have to start watching the nest for a longer period of time. Thanks Cherrycarol.

Annette Kryske

Carolyn, I can just visualize how all of us who have had children, pushing along with Liberty.I had 3 children,& all natural childbirth, & did quite a bit of pushing, but it was worth it....I am sure Liberty will do a good job as she has had experience.Can't wait, & so excited to be a
part of this experience.Thanks to Alcoa & John for making this possible.

Annette Kryske

Mavis

5:24 EST Nov 15th

Still dark out...wind is calm..everything is quiet. It is 34° there with a high predicted today at 57°. I guess that means a nice day for everyone!

Good morning everyone!

Sally Glowicki

Someone please remind us of the size of the Alcoa nest. I know is pretty big.

Annette Kryske

Meet the Alcoa Eagles
Nest built in a cottonwood tree near the Mississippi River
Nest is about 80-85 feet above the ground
Female is named Liberty and male is named Justice
Nest built in 2009
First eaglets hatched in spring of 2010 (two eaglets fledged that year before the camera was installed)

Spring 2011 the pair fledged on eaglet
Spring 2012 the pair fledged three eaglets
This pair of eagles lives here year round
Hope this answers your ? Sally.
I heard somewhere, that it was 8 feet wide, but am not sure how deep it is.
Annette Kryske

gregory

SALLY--

these birds are almost always in their nest at daybreak and sunset central time. some folks have to get up very early. lately they have been popping in more and more throughout the day. every day will become more and more eventful. last year, the eggs were laid in early february and i think they hatch in about 32 days. so expect to see more and more work on the nest. my favorite parts are when they fly in with a big fish or rabbit and feed.

Darlene Nichols

JOANNE.......you mentioned that you were having difficulty ordering t-shirts online.....perhaps if you called the store directly you'd have better luck and get any questions you might have answered. Tel no.: 1-800-475-4243

gregory

GROUP--

has anyone ever tried to locate this nest on google earth? i would like to have a better knowledge of their surroundings. i know alcoas address and in our video i see a little road to the left and moving water in the top left. it is either a small streem or part of a windy lake.

the season will have to be adjusted because i think the only time it be best to look is in winter

Annette Kryske

GREGORY... My daughter in law Jo Ann was in Davenport Iowa this past summer, She was able to view Alcoa Works from the outside.She actually saw three of our birds flying. I'm sure she can tell you what you want to know. She is at school right now, but will get the message when she gets home.
Annette Kryske

Sally Glowicki

Thanks for nest info, Annette. We are so lucky to be able to watch these beautiful eagles and their eaglets. I'm looking at a table that is about 6 feet long and just can't imagine how much L & J struggle to maintain their 8 foot nest. They are God's creation and He cares for them.

Sally Glowicki

Gregory...I am up before daybreak. Will be sure to check the nest earlier tomorrow. Thanks.

Annette Kryske

Nov. 16 2:50 PM PST Liberty & Justice just flew in. I was getting ready to shut down & here they are!!!!They are sooo beautiul!!!A little smooching going on.One just jumped on the perch, & back to the nest. There really isn't too much room for both of them.They did a little grass work & just flew off.A total of 10 minutes today.

Annette Kryske

Jo Ann

Gregory, Didn't get a chance to see them today. I did visit my sister in Bettendorf during the summer. My brother-in-law took me by the Mississippi to try and get a glimpse of the eagles. But, it was about a mile or so from the nest. You can't go on the property to see the nest. We were lucky in that we did see them fly over us out of the trees and then fly into the sky; so high we couldn't see them anymore. It was great. So, I don't know where the nest is exactly. I think Alcoa and all of us want it that way. Hope this is helpful.

Mavis

gregory, I actually found THE tree using google earth. I looked at the pictures of when they installed the camera (I think these are in the archives under Jan 2011). From the pictures, I was able to find the tree. I was able to later confirm this from a more recent picture Mr. John took when the tree was full of leaves. It took some time and study...but if I could do it...anyone can. The tree is not where you think it is..it stands near an Alcoa out building, next to a driveway, with a security light not far from it. I think NW of the tree there is a crop of woods. Good luck...it was an adventure!

Mavis

Gregroy, when I said the crop of trees was NW of the nest...I use the directions with reference to looking at the nest. The Alcoa limb (or T-limb) is N when looking at the nest...so to your left is E. Also, the tree is on protected property and people cannot go near the tree without permission. People who live near Alcoa, like Cherrycarol, make regular visits to see the tree and eagles from the public side of the fence. You can ask Carol, but I don't think the tree is close enough to public access for there to be a real concern about disturbing the eagles.

CaJ

The nest is almost impossible to see from Iowa side because IT is well within the Alcoa property/fenced area. Not sure now with the river walk way extended last year IF you can spot IT?
IT can be viewed from the IL side of the river.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-s0W0ZCIfLEw/Ttff459XOQI/AAAAAAAAReA/dTti27VGuf4/s720/DSC_6346.JPG

Carolyn

Oh no! Cam not connecting to stream! I will check back later. I don't like days when I can't see Liberty & Justice work on their nest.

Sally Glowicki

Had the same trouble this morning, Carolyn.

kc

cant connect in AZ either... Thank You CaJ for the pics, hope you dont mind me sharing with the FB site... I was amazed at all the wires everywhere. I would think that would be an issue with a juvie learning to fly but apparently not ?

Tammy

Carolyn, thank you for the video of Liberty decorating. I think that twig has just enough of another "twig" attached to it that it just didn't fit right. I noticed how she got up on the edge of the nest too. Checking it out to make sure her babies will be safe up there in the coming months.

Annette Kryske

Nov. 16 7:45 AM Calif time. When I checked at 6:15 this morning the cam wasn't working & now it still isn't. Hopefully the cam will be back and running soon. Today is bowling day, so until about 2 PM.,Please fix the Cam, Mr. Cam Man...


Annette Kryske

JC

Just checked the Eagle cam and it's back on line for you Annette ! 2:40 pm est

JC

Not sure if the camera is live or a still shot though...don't see any leaves moving right now.

Sally Glowicki

NO SOUND EITHER!

Mavisgriff

3:44 EST

Hard to tell but it does seem like we have a still shot without sound. This is Friday..and the cam has a way of doing this on Fridays. Off to work..hope everyone enjoys a nice and safe weekend.

CAj, you shared some nice pictures of the nest. Thank you.

Carolyn

Thank you, thank you for getting the cam back up & running again! Now all we need is eagles!

WW

Carolyn and others...Don't get your hopes up for the weekend.This certainly looks like a still shot...especially with no sound.

gregory

KC--

try to google an eagles eyesight. from hundreds of feet in the air, that bird can see a small field mouse as you would see it from two feet away. it is truly a miracle of nature. they literaly have telescopic vision. you may find some simulations online. those power lines would be nothing more than helpful if they were thick enough to grasp as birds gain their tolerance for lengthy flight thru excersize and practice. but make no doubt, they can see them just fine.

CaJ

KC....

I think there is much more distance between the nest to the power lines than what appears in the picture. Those lines are back further. Remember I am taking pics from across the river with full zoom.

No need to be concerned for the young juvies learning to fly.

:-)

CaJ

IF I post pics... they are free to share.
:-)

Ruth MacLeod

NEW THREAD ABOUT THE CAM PROBLEM

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