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Jo Ann

JUVie was in the nest at 9:28 calif. time. There was no white on it's head. Left 9:33. He was eating scraps and moving sticks. I'm sure it was one of ours: Spirit, Faith or Hope.

marilyn

I wondered what was in the nest.....When is it estimated that new family will begin???Anxiously awaiting!!!Thanks again to Alcoa for this exciting opportunity!!

Kathryn Mellecker

Happy New Year to Alcoa and thanks again for this view of an eagle family's life.

Judith Hart

Marilyn,
Right now you see sticks and nesting materials. Throughout the day you'll catch a glimpse of eagles and other birds.

Here is a link to Alcoas information page it will give you answers to some of your questions.
http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_davenport/en/info_page/eaglecam.asp

Mavis

3:16 EST

Mr. John, you mentioned watching the eagle cam on mobile devices. I downloaded a program..either 99¢ or $2.99...can't remember which, and I can watch the eagle cam on my iphone wherever I go. The program is SKYFIRE. It replaces the need for a flash player which iphones do not recognize. I'm sure there are other programs, but SKYFIRE works great for this.

I hear an eagle nearby but have not seen one...maybe one will pop in soon.

Sher

Happy New Year Everyone...

So anxious to see what 2013 holds in store for Liberty & Justice and all of us who have become so "fond" of these "elegant" eagles...

And..of course..thanks again to Aloca for giving us this educational & inspirational opportunity...

John riches

Mavis, thanks for the info on the app. Our effort should make it possible to view without an app. I have been testing it on my i-phone and it seems to work well. We will keep everyone posted.

Mavis

4:03 EST

Liberty on nest.

Mavis

4:05 EST

Justice just joined Liberty on nest. He is working with a stick and Liberty is looking around. Justice better be careful...Liberty doesn't like help with the nesting chores!

marilyn

There is an eagle in nest....is it Liberty or Justice? Looks like an adult to me???

Mavis

Mr. John..that would be so cool! Thank you.

Annette Kryske

1:30 PM PST Liberty is in the nest. I see her black spot on the top of her head. She is calling her mate, & looking around. The wind is really blowing her feathers I don't kIt is now when she actually flew in. There she goes now......It's 1:35. It is a little early for them to show up now.

Cherrycarol

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!! Can't wait for the new season to start!! Going to bald eagle days next Sunday & I cna't wait!! Mr John R. will u be there??I'll come visit your booth. There are so many eagles around right now. I saw 20 or more Monday soaring aROUND & FOLLOWING THE RIVER. lOVE IT! Lock & dam 14 is the place to go right now. It's awsome to watch them flying & fishing. Thanks Alcoa for all you do. Marilyn they lay eggs in Febuary & they hatch in April. Carol

Annette Kryske

Carol, Aren't you the lucky one to be able to go to Bald Eagle Days!!!!!!If you do, see Mr. John, give him a big hug for us. He has tried to keep us abreast of all the goings on & patient, about the complaints. Not that he can really do anything about some of them. We all love your pictures that you have shared with us, and we also appreciate the videos that Carolyn has sent.Thanks to you all.

Cherrycarol

Annette I sure will give John a HUG for all of us.

Jo Ann

Carol, Can you tell us what happens on Bald Eagle Days? Don't forget your camera. I, too, appreciate all of your pictures, Carolyn's videos, and of course, John. Please do tell him thanks. We all really appreciate him. Thank you, Carol.

JC

Here's a link to some info re: Bald Eagle Days in the QC...other links can
be found from this one.....

http://www.destinationquadcities.com/eagledays.htm

Ka

I was wandering what the tent looking thing behind the nest is, I don't remember seeing it before.

JC

The bald eagle population has fluctuated greatly in both Iowa and the rest of the country over our nation’s history. Estimates indicate that there were 100,000 eagle pairs in the lower 48 states at the time of European settlement in North America. By 1960 there were less than 4,000 eagles left. This decline is attributed to direct human disturbance, habitat loss and pesticides.
In Iowa, there was no known evidence of bald eagle nesting after 1905. Thanks in large part to a series of bald eagle protective acts, the specie’s population has increased dramatically in both Iowa and the rest of the U.S. over the past 50 years
From 1963 to 2006, the lower 48 states’ bald eagle population jumped from 417 to 9,000. In 1977, the first bald eagle pair to nest in Iowa in over 70 years was spotted. Now, there are about 210 eagle pairs nesting in Iowa.
http://iowaenvironmentalfocus.org/2012/01/19/bald-eagle-appreciation-days-this-weekend/

Cherrycarol

Jo Ann Jc put a link up. But they have shows with eagles (awsome to see them close up). Lots of booths people selling stuff. I hope to find a statue of an eagle. Niabi Zoo brings in animals. There is a lot to see & do!! I love taking & sharing pictures. Your welcome. Carol

Cherrycarol

I was just wondering the same thing. I can't figure it out either??

AJ


@ Ka..if you're talking about the dark object in the top left corner of the video..I think it is the roof of a building or shed. It was covered with snow for a while and not that noticeable..also when the leaves are on the trees it is not visible. Hope this answers your question.

Cherrycarol

JC thinks it's a building too. Thanks

Mavis

JC..I enjoyed that info you posted. You should do that more often. Sometimes I intend to research something and forget to...it is a nice surprise when someone does the work for us. Thank you.

Carol..the other day you mentioned the eagles were migrating. Are they migrating TO THE QUAD CITY..or are they on their way to somewhere else? It is so cold there BUT they seem to do well in the cold. I noticed during the summer months, they pant a lot and are plagued with insects. For that reason, it is hard to understand why some settle in the southern states. I noticed the Ft. Myers eagles pant from the heat and shake their heads a lot at the insects....and it is winter in Florida. The summers are so hot and humid. The eagles seem truly versatile with their habitats. The Quad cities offer a great food source around the lock and dams of the Mississippi and sounds like an ideal place for the eagles.

Mavis

PS. Carol...you must get us a picture of you and Mr. John to post on NN!

Judith Hart

Eagle in the nest 8:10 AM EST

Mavis

8:16 EST

Liberty just flew off..

Judith Hart

She was heading West....

Mavis

10:31 EST

I noticed when Liberty flew off this morning, her tail left with her head. I also noticed that there were no candy wrappers floating around. Way to go, Mr. John!!

Annette, you seem upset with "complaints". I assure you that the people who post are very loyal to Mr. John and offered constructive criticism in regards to the camera. You did the same with reference to the Tee shirts and Mr. John received your thoughts with a positive attitude. This is how we communicate. It does not take away our appreciation and loyalty to Mr. John and all of Alcoa for what they give us in this wonderful experience of "living" with the eagles. This is America, a country where we strive to be the best and I want no less for Alcoa's image, because they ARE THE BEST among the BEST! The fact that Alcoa gave us Mr. John proves my point because he too, is the BEST!!

gregory

MR. JOHN--

thank you again for your passion aimed at giving us ALL the paramount of eagle viewing. listening to the wind ripping by this morning gave me a chill! BRRRR! i felt like i was there!

I monitor several sites and as others say--
this is by far the best even when it is at it's worst. HANDS DOWN!

i am interested in the ft myers site and their new hatch, but it is so-so-so hazy. makes it difficult to see any detail.

this site is so clear!

Judith Hart

...............TA.................

Annette Kryske

Mavis, you are absolutely correct in your statement above. I just felt that so many people nowadays, do nothing but complain about this and that, and yet, down deep I think the people on our site are really just trying to help. Knowing you as well, as many other nice people on these sites are trying to help, I should not have picked on your good intentions. I really appreciate your putting me in my place. Being around quite a bit longer than you, I just don't like to hear people complain about things that are so petty.We have been through so much in life, & should be grateful for what wee do have. Thanks to Mr. John, NN & all
Annette

gregory

ANNETTE--

PURE ELLIQUENCE!!

Cherrycarol

Mavis A lot of eagles stay here because of good fishing. I'm sure some go farther south. Lat year there was 150 at Sunset Marina. Not that many there yet. About 20. I hope more come, the water stays open there. There r 20 to 30 right at the lock & dam now.

gregory

i had to google what -----TA----- actually meant.

what a pleasant post! thank you too, and a sincere -----TA----- right back atcha

Cherrycarol

Ok I will get a picture of Mr John & I for you. I'm not sure he will be there tho!!

Chuck Howarth

@ gregory: I just checked Ft. Myers, and true there are spots in the picture that are not clear. Again the problem is the lens has water spots on it, it needs cleaned, and I know they can do nothing at this time, will have to wait until they can do maint. on the camera, so we will have to live with what there is.

gregory

CHUCK--

I honestly suspected the lens was dirty. thank you.

arent you the one with camera experience?

gregory

KA--

it is indeed a building!

i used to think it was a road with a line painted!

There was a big discussion concerning the surroundings and i was wrong.

BUT- if you look into your most extreme left top-- you will see the mississippi river.

in short-- the top of your screen is WEST.

i am tired right now, but-- some posters will clue you in to seeing this from an eagle view via google earth! it will provide you whith a new perspective!

gregory

Ka

also--

they are so close to the river, one could throw a stone and here a splash!

Chuck Howarth

Camera experience? A little.
Cable/connections experience? 30 years with the telephone Co.
25 years retired, have gained knowledge of other things on my own.
Just a little info to let you know I wasn't born yesterday.

gregory

CHUCK--

i only wonder how often these post's are cked. you seem to be spot on!

Perhaps you should make a greater effort to speak with MR JOHN..

TALK WITH THESE MEN ----WHAT's THE HURT?

Mavis

1:30 EST

Annette, I just saw your post and I want you to know that I was not trying to put ANYONE in their PLACE! I was only explaining that what you may view as a complaint may have been constructive criticism in the heart of the poster...thats all. Being older than me has nothing to do with it. I do know that your posts reflect a sweet person with a lot of heart. Your posts are also a joy to read and make many of us smile. I realize what I said may have easily come across as a complaint but I'm hoping the person I addressed the post to, Mr. John, did not take it that way.

I was gone and missed some of the recent nest activity. The picture is nice and clear without Judith's Bazooka gum wrappers! ☺ I hope we both enjoy more action on the nest today.

Mavis

Judith...you are GOOD! We've got ET and OT..and now we have TA..! You are on the ball!

Jo Ann

Feed is not connecting. OH NO!

Annette Kryske

Mavis, I do respect you in many ways.I truly love the way you chat, & the way you handle so many situations,that may come up & your eagerness to help some of us NEWCOMERS TO MODERN TECHNOLOGY,such as the computer. Believe it or not I think I am computer savvy..My grand son bought me a computer(he lives in Japan),showed me how to turn it on & off...I can read instructions ok, & have come a long way. I love keeping in touch with the world & people.Especially ,like you,JC & all you eagleholics out there,& of course my family. Now I have to get on station to watch for L & J. Bless You All.
Annette

Cherrycarol

It's working again. YEA!! Next weeks weather is warmer up to the 40's . A Heat wave. lol

Laurie Jensen

Ive been totally enjoying watching these eagles. I cant wait until they have the new chicks. Temperatures haven't been to good in Davenport lately. Would freeze the eggs, but the parents know what they are doing. Thank you for having the camera up and running.

Judith Hart

Liberty in the nest 5:56PM EST......
Take Off

Annette Kryske

2:55 PST We have a visitor in the nest. I don't see any distinguishing marks. It stayed maybe 1 or 2 minutes & left. It might have just been a visitor.I hope L & J just show up. I didn't eve see them last night. Boo Hoo...It is getting darker now.Nothing to unusual about the nest. At least the snow is gone.It is 3:10. Have to start getting din din ready & a glass of red wine for me & Bud for Leon.( Hic.) Nitey nite y"all.Annette

Mavis

8:33 EST

******** OT **************

Chuck, if I read your post correctly, you worked for a phone company for 30 yrs and have been retired for 25 yrs. That means you worked when there were only one or two MAJOR phone companies in the U.S.! I remember in the 80s (I think) when AT&T was divesting itself and other phone companies started to form. Or something like that, my memory is not so good. But seems like Bell and AT&T were the biggies back then. I also remember the late 80s and 90s brought fiber optics to our small phone company. What a major advancement that was! Now we have internet and phone service on the same land line! We have come a long way from the ring-up phones. My first job after high school was a phone operator...we connected every local and long distance call by hand. We dialed the numbers and figured the time and charges for long distance calls. I was shocked many of times by the BOARD!! We had to route calls through different phone companies to connect many of the long distance calls. Gosh..your post sure takes me back in time...

Chuck Howarth

@ Mavis: Yes I started in 1957 (at that time there were 152 telephone co's in Ill) Later most of them were taken over by Ma Bell and GTE. When Judge Green split up Ma Bell and AT&T, and I didn't know where my office/boss/desk etc. was going to be from week to week, I decided to retire from GTE (April 1987, with 30 years). Have enjoyed every min.. Have been married for almost 56 years. I won't tell you hold old I am, but will give you a hint (I have passed up the trombone song)...;-)

Mavis

10:00 EST...

Nest is empty and this is OT********

Chuck...that was when our phone numbers began with a name..like Forest2-8919 or Cherry4-7612! I also remember the crank phone and every home had their own ring code..2 longs 1 short..or 3 shorts..etc. We would answer the phone for our neighbor and tell the other party that Mary was over at Julie's! Can't believe I lived that far back. I assume the trombone song was from the Music Man! Your secret is safe! 56 years! You must have found a wonderful keeper..that is so good. Glad you have enjoyed your retirement and hope you and your wife have many more years to come. Thank you for the memories!

Annette Kryske

Mavis & Chuck: Funny you talk about the old days with telephone companies. I remember when I was 13 or 14, living in NYC,we had a 4 party line. Had to wait hours sometimes to be able to make a call, & then, we were interrupted by clicks. Then we moved to Mt. Vernon,NY.and we had a 2 party line. "Those were the days my friends" Have a nice evening.

Annette

Chuck Howarth

When I was about 4 years old I learned 2 telephone numbers, ours and my mom's aunt, ours 519Y and the other was 572K, just like my army serial number, will never forget them...
During my telephone service, I worked on the crank phones, helped change them over to dial (4 digit) then changed them to 5 digit then changed them to 7 digit then replaced the operators, then added 'O'+ dialing and then '1'+ dialing which made the 10 digit dialing we use today. (Did the above in several towns). Then just before retiring I was a supervisor and my people installed 5 complete electronic offices (which included the installing the fiber cables and equipment to connecting toll centers) had 9 Co. people and 27 contractors reporting to me..

Mavis

Chuck..you have lived through the changes to make Graham Bell proud! I can't remember all that I once knew about the phone companies. I hated working the information lines... We had long cards which we darkened the LD phone numbers and the cards would go to billing. It was such a process back then! You really moved your way up the line..and glad if afforded you many years of good retirement.

If you live near the Quad Cities...you and your wife may enjoy the Eagle Days next weekend (1/11). I would love to go. You might even meet Mr. John and some of our other posters! That would be so neat!

Oh..the crank phones I remember were in ND in the 50s..I don't remember any numbers, just the rings. The Forest2 thing was in the 50s as well...but in FL.

Judith Hart

8:09 AM EST
Liberty sitting in the nest

Mavis

8:10 EST..4 Jan

I tuned in just in time to see L or J standing in the nest then flew off. Maybe they will return

Judith Hart

Sparrows and starlings picking through the nest after Liberty took off.

gregory

CHUCK--

i used to watch a little NASCAR racing. the cars had onboard cameras. the lenses got dirty fast. but the lens would change every few seconds or so almost as if there was a roll of clear film accross the lens. like the lens was being cleaned continuously.

the picture at ft myers made me think of this.

any comments?

Mavis

10:05 EST

Judith, I don't see the sparrows anymore...did you chase them off? Still no candy wrappers...Mr. John did a good job cleaning that up!

Chuck Howarth

@ gregory: I don't think Ft. Meyers has a $750 million tax break like NASCAR does, so I don't think they can afford the camera cleaning process like NASCAR does...

gregory

CHUCK--

yup you are right!

i was already aware that it may not be cost effective.

since i posted-- i cked it out.

it is a reel of lear film rotated by remote controll. the pit crew operates it. this explains why the rotation seems intermitent.

i can't see how this would cost more than several thousand dollars. i may be wrong about the money. but if im close then it would be cheaper than my estimated seasonal mantainance of at least 1500 dollars a pop.

i cant say much more as i am ignorant to the figures and only guessing.

my other concern was that it might create a space between lens and screen that might regularly fog up in fl conditions.

gregory

CHUCK--

ALSO- the ft myers site is funded thru advertising unlike ALCOA who incurrs all expense.

ANOTHER reason that makes alcoa a much better site. NO COMMERCIALS.

THANKS AGAIN ALCOA!

gregory

CHUCK-

i guess my first post to you was fairly unimportant. i meen, what difference is it right now. it is what it is --right?

FURTHER MORE-- i am guessing that the real estate company is all over it. i bet it is cleared up in days!

thanks for clarifying the most probable explanation of a dirty lens

Mavis

11:58 EST

Eagle on nest

Jo Ann

Eagle in nest 9:00am ca. time

Jo Ann

L or J. moving sticks 9:33 a.m. He flew away and flew back again.

gregory

DAWGONE IT--

i missed it. on the phone

gregory

NOW---

THAT IS AN EAGLE!!!!!

Jo Ann

Both still there,10:07

Sue

Just for y'all's info, the Eagles in the FL nest have 2 baby eaglets. Hatched today!

Chuck Howarth

11:54am CST 1-4-13
Just in case you were on the phone again...
Hope this works for you.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v18/WrongNo2/?action=view&current=Alcoa1-4-13.mp4

gregory

MAJESTIC ANIMAL ON NEST!!!

Ruth MacLeod

I checked my e-mail later than usual and found an eagle on the nest when I went to Alcoa. Almost an hours activity on the nest and other posters indicate that it was there some time before I tuned in. I especially enjoyed when Justice was on the Alcoa branch and Liberty was working behind him and she got on the other side of the nest and you could see both for a few minutes.

gregory

I JUST LOVE IT WHEN THEY GET ON ON THAT BRANCH.. RIGHT IN YOUR FACE.

I WANT TO PET AND RUB HER KNECK!

Chuck Howarth

Here is a link to my Alcoa Eagle Cam album.
It is password protected, and the password is (Password) without the ()'s and case sensitive.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v18/WrongNo2/Alcoa%20Eagle%20Cam/

Remember the password, and maybe you would like to save the link, as I will be posting new videos from time to time, as time permits.
Chuck

joefromnc

Chuck...I guess you're aware that this link and password gives everybody complete access to ALL of your photo albums and not just Alcoa album...seems like a lot of personal info there and just wanted to make you aware....Thanks for the Alcoa album.

gregory

THANKS JOE--

so very - very true!

goes both ways. it can be unsafe to open anything as well!

Judith Hart

Gregory....is your name Chuck?

...........TA................

Mavis

Judith...I was wondering the same thing! Who is who? Thank you for your ........TA..........!!

Joefromnc, that was good warning and you probably deserve a "good deed" badge.

EaglesOnly

Photobucket is a legitimate site to post photos and videos. I belong to a group who post albums and passwords regularly for others to view. I believe it is possible to secure any albums you don't wish to be viewed. But photobucket is a safe site.

Jo Ann

Eagle back in the nest, again.2:05 pm

Judith Hart

Looks like she brought a fish with her.

Mavis

5:19..EST

I was getting ready for work and missed it! Did she take the fish with her?

I will try to watch from the pharmacy...sometimes I can pick up the video and sometimes I can't. I think sometimes weather and other things play into it. Anyway..hope we see them again tonight.

Jo Ann

back in the nest!

Judith Hart

What a beautiful picture with the setting sun shining on them both.

Chuck Howarth

This is a good and safe link, and password protected to the members here at Alcoa.
The password is Password....
I have added a new video.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v18/WrongNo2/Alcoa%20Eagle%20Cam/

Annette Kryske

2;40 PST. Liberty & Justice in the nest. Yesterday , I commented that there was a visitor in the nest, & I noticed her back before, spoke to JoAnn & she mentioned,all the activities going on this AM. & about the visitor in the nest.She "Kyped" the fish. Drats!!!I missed all the action, as today was a bowling day for me.158,162, 166 (no handicap). I don't know who just flew the coop. Lots of twigs, not too soft for the nest when the time comes around.One is still there.I don't know why they keep telling me.
my time is used up.I tried refreshing,&lost my comment, so I retyped it, & copied & pasted my comment.Part of the head is out of the pic, so I still don't know who it is.

Joyce Richardson

1/4/13 I just caught a glimps of a parent in the nest. It was just making eagle noises and checking out the nest. Still a bit of snow in the nest and the wind is blowing. It was letting me know that they are working. My t shirt is great and the eagle thermometer is hanging right outside my window as I watch the story begin.
Happy New Nesting Justice and Liberty. Joyce, Pinecrest, Ca.

Annette Kryske

2:55 PST. I don't think that is one of our Eagles. The beak looks a little different, & white tail looks too short. & even the claws look a little different. Does anyone agree with me?????Or is it just my imagination?? I still don't have a complete picture of the top of its head.Now it is squawking...(put your head down little one, so I can see if you are Liberty)Thank you ,I think I detected a very light dark spot, as she flew away.WHEW!!!LIBERTY just flew back with a stick,& is working.Here's Justice,I actually think they are protecting their nest.Light flashed!!!Both working together.Both gone3:12 PST

Judith Hart

Chuck
Thank you for giving us access to your videos, I've enjoyed watching them.

gregory

i thought TA was a kind thing.

i dont know why you get your dander up.
some of you act like a bunch of teenage bullies!

Mavis

11:14 PM EST

Chuck, I just watched all three of your videos. I missed the visits that you captured so it was a real treat to watch them now. I think you and Carolyn are the only two who have shared videos with us, as I don't think many of us know how to make them. Anyway, thanks alot.

joefromnc

Chuck and EaglesOnly...I wasn't doubting or questioning the security of photobucket...I was just trying to point out that because I and potentially the 12 million viewers of Alcoa this year now have your password, and combined with Facebook…. have access to your wife's name, sisters, daughters ,grandsons, nieces, nephews, and other info. I also know you went to Lin...Elementary school...Men...High School, classmates names of Donna B...,Dud J...,Phyllis B..., J and J Wo...etc. Another name available is Ted N....I see you enjoy aircraft/simulators, the Cessna push pull, woodworking and have photos of Sh... and Sc...'s wedding.
My point is that out of the 12 million viewers on this Alcoa site, there just might be one of them who could and would use this info for unscrupulous purposes since it is so readily available. These days, cyber criminals are very ingenious in putting available information together...Just a thought on my part and really none of my business....just trying to be helpful. If I were one of the names available, I would be somewhat concerned. …Thanks again for providing the Alcoa EagleCam videos for us to watch.

Judith Hart

Starlings chattering around the nest with an eagle nearby.

Mavis

8:11 EST Sat 5 Jan

There is a lot of noise around the nest. I hear eagle calls real close by. Other noises I can't identify. The tree is coming alive this morning! Now, if they will just come within view. Love that sound!

Judith Hart

The center of the nest is so clear today, I think you could make out a hairline crack in an egg.

Chuck Howarth

@joefromnc: I don't see how you have gotten this above info.
One link is private, takes you to a Photobucket page that will not open and states it is private.
And the other is password protected, to just open the Eagle cam videos.

Judith Hart

Chuck...Are you on this site now?

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