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Shiler

Sorry if a missed it, but have you lost the sound?

williewilson1


@ Shiler...the sound has been off for quite a while. Alcoa said it's a software problem and that they are working on it.

Cherrycarol

I'm sure L & J r hiding out somewhere away from the storm. I have a LOT of birds eating my bird seed today.

Mavis

5:12 EST

Eagle in nest..Looks to be L or J

Mavis

5:18 EST

It IS Liberty in the nest. Just looking around. Sat in the nest bowl for a bit...guess she is looking for Justice.

Judith Hart

What's with the white spots on the back...That's the same eagle I saw this morning.

Annette Kryske

2:06 PM PST Liberty , is in the nest. She seems to have a dirty spot on the top of her head. She is working on the grass,& is lying on top of it. Twisting her body into the nest. This is the normal time for her to be here.Am so happy to see her.Seems to be ice chips on her back.Hopefully Justice will show up.2:24 out of the nest.There is a big hole that she was working on.Maybe she will be back.

ElizabethRIeder

Liberty is adjusting the bowl some, digging with her claws and turning around. She is determine to have that bowl perfect come snow storm, rain ,wind or what ever. It is amazing how she is so tuned in to the fact that she is to lay egg in about 2+ week and it has to be just perfect for her babes. It is almost like the salmon runs in the NW,not too much can keep her from that one thing. Lay eggs then sit on her knuckles for 35+ days. HAHA

Annette Kryske

2:55 PST Both are cleaning up the nest from yesterday's mishap. Looking better.Still looks cold, & windy.The nest is really rocking.Liberty keeps testing the nest.Justice flew our at3:01. Both out at 3:03 PST.Good Night little ones.

Judith Hart

Carol...This is a great site for Bird Identification.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/European_Starling/id

Annette Kryske

Chuck: Beautiful video,and exactly how I viewed it. This is a keeper video for me to share with my friends. Thank you.

Mavis

10:25 AM EST 31 JAN

Lib in nest...sitting in nest bowl looking around

Debigee

So excited to see one of the adults sitting on the nest. Can't wait for the next batch of eggs!

Annette Kryske

7:42 AM Both in the nest. Looks like a beautiful day. Working on the crib.He flew away, & Liberty is practicing for the big day, when she drops her eggs.Can't wait!!!!Pretty windy & probably cold. But they are strong & can handle it. Time to get ready to go to the bowling alley. Hope to get a 200 game!!!

Ruth MacLeod

Just missed the earlier visit, but when I refreshed at 11:40 EST Liberty was on the nest and left in 2 minutes.

gregory

ANNETTE--

i'll pray for 201.

can ANYONE explain the recuring hole in the nest. it seems to be almost a perfect round hole and is seen in a slightly different area from time to time. also, they seem to be preoccupied with the hole.

gregory

the ft myers birds scare me so bad that i have to log off here and there.

the female eaglet is so cruel at feeding time and they get so close to the edge.

their nest is not so much a bowl as ours, and then HARRIETT even had to kick him back in at one point as he longed for just a morsel of fish.

mother is is almost desperate to keep him alive.

Roberta Kellerstrass

One of the Eagles was in the nest, just sitting and looking around. Then moved sticks, and finally took off. Today is Jan. 31, about 12:30 p.m.

Cherrycarol

Greg The hole in the nest is called a bowl. & thaT IS WHERE SHE WILL LAY HER EGGS. Carol

Annette Kryske

3:55 PM PDT It looks like we have a no show this evening.L and J had other plans. Am glad I saw them this AM before I went bowling.GREGORY No, I didn't have a 200 game, but I had 174,154,150. I beat the Pro in 2 games & received a pass for 2 free games.As o the deeper holes in the nest, I would think it is to protect theeggs & might keep them warmer ^3:55 PM PDT: It looks like we have a no show this evening. L/J had other plans. Am glad I did see them this morning, before I went bowling. GREGORY: No, I didn't have a 200 game, but half 174,154, 152. Not too bad for an 84 yr.old. Hopefully, I'll go for one tomorrow. I did Beat the Pro,in 2 games today, & I received 2 passes for free games.
As to the deeper holes on the nest, I would think it is to protect the eggs & might keep them warmer,& safer during the cold winter. Good Night My Friends.&

Annette Kryske

There was a goof. I was told again that I used up my time,again & when I tried to refresh,it disappeared. , So, I wrote another comment & sent it & the above it how it ended. Sorry folks to put you all through that. I have a feeling, when I go on the comp.I split screen,& maybe an hour or so later, when there is some action ,I post the message, &as result, the time is up. That does make sens,DOESN'T IT?????

Annette Kryske

7:40 AM PST Both L/J are working in the nest. Looks like a beautiful day out there.They did a little nipping or love tapping for a sec.That branch isn't in right, so do it!!That was Liberty .She is working on the hole in the center now. Got to go !!!Have a good day little ones, & folks out there.

Ruth MacLeod

One on when I looked in at 11:55 EST. Wouldn't turn head so I could see who it was before flying away in about 2 minutes.

Judith Hart

12:11PM EST....Liberty working on a large stick. trying to place it...now sitting in the bowl.

Judith Hart

4:47 PM EST.... Liberty in the nest...moving some sticks back a little,so she has more room.

Annette Kryske

1:50 PST Liberty is do stick work, & testing out the soft nest.I think she is waiting for her helper.Calling him !!Where are you??She decided to go out & find him.
Hopefully they will be back before dark.....

Lucille Bingham

It's almost 5:))pm est and it looks like Liberty is in the nest again. Every time i checked in today she has been there. Is it time for her to lay her eggs? She seemed to be making a very comfortable spot in the center of the nest for herself. Earlier she & justice were both in the nest poking around. I haven't been on the computer much in the past month. It was such a joy to open the computer, go to this site and see Liberty/Justice there each time. It's going to take me quite a while to catch up with the posts and videos.
Loved the photos you have has posted,
Mr. John! You still are the best! Thank you for all of your efforts to keep us informed with reports, updates, and great photos!

Lucille Bingham

Sorry for the typos. I was just so eager to post again, especially after seeing Our Magnificent Liberty so comfortable in her nest!

Annette Kryske

So Happy to see you back Lucille!!!We missed all your comments. Hope things are back to normal for you all in New Jersey. It has been a
pretty rough winter for some of you. Stay well, and warm for the rest of this winter.

Annette Kryske

2:55 Liberty is in her nest. She is waiting for Justice. I think she is practicing for what is yet to come.I know she hasn't dropped them yet. I hope I can be there when it happens.The nest is getting darker.,she is up now & doing some branch work. This is thrilling. I saw her this AM, this afternoon, & now. I am sure thy will be around more now.When she flew away, she dropped a white feather from her tail. Nitey nite, little ones.

Kathryn Mellecker

I still think it is about 2 or 3 weeks away that we will see an egg. Just my opinion!

Mavis

6:59 EST 2 Feb

Kathryn, I'm as ready as anyone to see the new life cycle begin but I am like you. I predicted Feb 13th for first egg and I'm sticking to it! I don't mind being wrong if it is sooner!

LUCILLE!!! Glad you are BACK!! Missed you, Lady!

gregory

eagle in nest

Jo Ann

I think Liberty is in the process of laying her eggs. She is laying in the bowl right not. It looks really cold. Hold on folks, we're going for a beautiful eagle ride, thanks to Alcoa. Good luck wonderful Liberty and Justice. Was it this cold last year?

Annette Kryske

6:35 AM PST What a nice way to wake up, & check on the nest, & there is Liberty trying her nest out. It is now6:45 & Justice just flew in to check her out, &she did just that . Flew out, but he is sitting on the crib, no he just flew the coop also. Thanks u 2. I can have my coffee & breakfast now. Will be back.

Judith Hart

Has anyone observed any mating in the nest? Last year I caught them twice in the nest,but we don't know what's happening out of view of the camera. I read where it's anywhere from
4 - 10 days after mating that they lay the first egg.

It's a little confusing, but here's a link to an article I just read.

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/article.php/EggsLaidAndDevelopment

Kathryn Mellecker

Although my son accused me of watching Eagle Porn, I saw a lot of mating last year. Decorah used the Y limb, here the nest and the Alcoa Branch, and it Norfolk it was non stop with regular new partners. But the weather was different. It was much warmer earlier last year than we are seeing this year. It may be later in the month that we see mating this year. The eagles aren't telling!

gregory

EAGLE PORN! that is super funny. your son has a great sense of humor.

Jo Ann

Wow, I didn't know that about Decorah. I also never knew they had new partners. Thanks for the info. Kathryn. I guess I missed all of that last year.

gregory

did she meen new partners or new couples?

gregory

KATHRYN--

did you meen new partners or new couples?

Annette Kryske

8:00 AM PST. Liberty in the nest perfect timing, just finished my healthy breakfast.She's gone. She will be hopping in& out quite a bit now. Am just as anxious as she is. (well not really)........

gregory

eagle back again! becoming more frequent!

gregory

ANNETTE--

you beat me to the punch.

how are you today?

Kathryn Mellecker

The Norfolk Botanical Gardens site was where the Dad eagle tried to find a mate, after the Mom of last year died in a colision with a jet, then his next intended was killed in a powerline accident. He then tried with 4 other females, none of them laid eggs. Then the FAA insisted the Botanical Gardens remove the nest because it was so close to the airport. Now that nest is gone.

Decorah, Mom and Dad mated successfully and raised 3 eaglets. Here at Alcoa, they too raised three. And like I said I did see many of the matings.

Annette Kryske

Am fine,and just like you keeping an eye out for any excitement in the nest. I too feel all those frequent trips are just testing the nest to make sure it will be soft & warm enough to do whatever it takes for the big event. How are you doing???Did you have any damage from the storm last week??How is your Mom? I remember you mentioning her a while back. Stay well.Seems so many people have colds & flu.

Judith Hart

Looks like some flakes are landing in the nest.

gregory

ANNETTE--

MOTHER is MOTHER-- too sordid for this forum, but thanks for asking.

it may behoove you to to know that i was raised with chickens. i believe i will be able to tell when an egg is eminent. i don't see it yet.

when the egg is close- she will sit in the nest for longer periods of time over the course of a day or so-- then about an hour or two before the egg is produced--she will ward off justice,telling him not to approach. she will then begin to figit and breath heavily.--

she will turn this way and then that.

she will heave and lunge her chest upright as if to push, all the while panting furiously to gasp breath.- then a final heave. she will rest for about five minutes or so and then stand-turn- and expose the glory!

gregory

ANNETTE--

i had no terrible effects from the storm,but did leash the dog and set up the safe place!

all in all it was still quite spooky and i watched it on the news as our networks were over taken the entire day. i was scared.

gregory

ANNETTE--

in short--we had a very storm here!

gregory

KATHRYN--

boy oh boy--

that was a fascinating account of that bird trying to find a mate.

thanks

Jo Ann

Not sure Gregory about the partner question.

gregory

ANNETTE--

i live on the outskirts of atlanta. you can see where i live if you look at I285 and south cobb pkwy. close enough. i am in a neigborhood close. on the west side.

we were hit hard enough that i made our plan ready!!

gregory

JO ANN--

was it the same couple or was it different couples that were mating.

were you watching an area where diferent bird couples wen to-- or was a male copulating with different fent females?

Mavis

12:35 EST

Eagle in nest

gregory

DOGONE IT--

i wanted to say --eagle in nest!

MAVIS WON

Ruth MacLeod

You can read about activities in previous years by going back to the Archives. You have to check More to get the posts from this time last year on in 2011. There is a video of the mating in the comments following More Activity Feb1, 2012. It is post number 16.

Annette Kryske

Thanks for the interesting article JUDITH. As you say it is a bit confusing. As much as I watch this site, I haven't yet seen any actual mating going on with our L/J....Looks like it is a little warmer at Alcoa, than it was yesterday.
Things are starting to get a little busy around our nest. Did you see that huge cluster of grass on the right side of the nest???

Ruth MacLeod

I saw a similiar clump of grass a few days ago when one of them flew off of the nest so that is probably what happened when the eagle Mavis reported left the nest.

Annette Kryske

JUDITH: Were you the person who told us about the Eagle Biology - Reproduction article???I loved the Dalliance of the Eagles, and of course the whole story of reproduction. Those of you who haven't seen the article, I recommend it very highly, & some of your ??? will be answered. Just Google EAGLE BIOLOGY-REPRODUCTION.
Enjoy!!!!!

Jo Ann

Close up of Justice with a feather in his nose. He is still beautiful.

Judith Hart

Eagle on the Alcoa branch, has feathers in his nares.

Mavis

4:09 EST

Eagle in nest

Jo Ann

Liberty nesting in her bowl.

Judith Hart

I've noticed in the last few days, the walls of the nest, appear to be pulled in more to the center. When they're both in the nest they can't turn around, without one ducking.
Today it looks like there's only room for one.

Lucille Bingham

4:30 pm est and it looks like Liberty in the nest looking mighty comfortable!

Mavis

4:55 EST

Eagle in nest again with a big stick

Laurel Shepard

Feb 2nd there is activity at the nest today. Momma looks very comfy laying in the nest bowl!

Annette Kryske

1:55 PM PST Both L/J in the nest at same time.Working deligently on sticks & grass.Justice on large branch . Not too much room inside the nest. Quite windy out there. Looks like Liberty is testing the nest out again. No, she is doing some work in it. Move, Justice , want to see what Lib is doing now....Thank you, J , he actually heard me, Lib is stretched out on her nest,guess she is just trying it out again.

Debigee

Another eagle on the nest! Getting ready for nesting, as he/she is arranging the twigs around the body.

Cherrycarol

Liberty is laying in the nest. Getting ready!!

Annette Kryske

1:55 PM PST Chuck, I always enjoy your videos.It is exactly as I saw it. It is now2:29 PST. Lib is still relaxing in her nest. She seems quite calm. When do YOU think, the big event is going to happen.
I am going to predict on my Grand Son's Birthday, Feb. 5.(JoAnn's youngest) I am afraid to refresh, as I have lost many comments by that, so will close now Tim2:32
Thanks again for th videos.

Judith Hart

I think we're going to have an early egg drop....Maybe a SUPER BOWL EGG! SUPER BIRD! If not,the latest Monday.

Hulia

Yes, audio would be greatly appreciated

Carolyn

Is everyone breathing again? I could not help but hope that this was it, even though I knew in my head it was probably too early for an egg, but my heart was jumping leaps and bounds with hope!I do think she is getting very close to that time and as the falconers say she is "broody"!
Here is a video clip of that more than an hour that she was in the nest bowl. I have, of course edited and this is a condensed version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5UeEm8-e2s

Chuck Howarth

9:am CST
This is what the Decorah nest looks like this morning.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v18/WrongNo2/Alcoa%20Eagle%20Cam/Nest1.jpg

Mavis

10:10 EST 3 FEB

Eagle on nest

Mavis

10:15 EST

BOTH L and J in nest now. Pulling out the stuffing and redoing the nest bowl. For ONCE...they seem to be working together just fine!

Judith Hart

It looks like they're eating something, it's in the shadows, can't see what it is.

Judith Hart

Liberty wouldn't share her meal with Justice, he flew off to find his own meal.

Judith Hart

Chuck...Where's the nest, that looks like a ski slope!

Annette Kryske

7:30 AM PST Just took time out to check again, & there is Liberty working on her nest, & now is lying on it. I got up at 5 AM ST, & saw the nest ,was covered with snow, I wasn't too happy, but now she cleaned up most of it & is resting & squirming a bit.Is quite windy out there, but the sun is shining.She is quite restless also.he just flew out. Will check later.

Chuck Howarth

@Judith: About 100 miles north of the Alcoa nest. It is the nest profiled in the link that was posted a week or so ago, where the female died in a snow storm and the male is/was looking for a mate.
Here is the link to their web cam, nothing has been going on for over 2 weeks.
http://www.decoraheaglecamalerts.com/ie.htm

Chuck Howarth

Just for those that were not here at 9:am CST.
Got interrupted in getting this posted, so it is about an hour late..

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v18/WrongNo2/Alcoa%20Eagle%20Cam/?action=view&current=Alcoa2-3-2013.mp4

Mavis

11:53 EST

Just checked the forecast and it will stay in the TEENS all day today. That is cold.

Jo Ann

More bowl sitting. I predict the first egg will be laid on Sunday, February 10. Anybody else?

Sally Glowicki

I predict Febrary 21st. Maybe then the weather will be a little warmer, too.

Sally Glowicki

Need spell check on here.

williewilson1

Both were in the nest...now Liberty only at 2:10 pm est

williewilson1

Liberty departed at 2:13

Lucille Bingham

Chuck, That's a pretty site. Thanks for posting it.

Lucille Bingham

8:15 am est looks like Justice is in the nest checking it out!

Mavis

8:17 EST 4 Jan

Both eagles on the nest

Lucille Bingham

yes, I certainly agree. I try not tomake errors, but often do and sometimes forget to proof before posting. Thankfully, for the most part, Our Eagle Fans don't seem to mind the errors though. We are much more interested in Our Magnificent Birds, great dialogue, photos, videos, info, and stories rather than the typos we make.
All of us are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the first EGG! I'm hoping for Feb. 12th, Abe Lincoln's birthday. That would be symbolic! The word Freedom comes to mind for the name of that eaglet, if it is laid on that day! What do you think of that, Eagleholics?

Lucille Bingham

Both L & J are in the nest now at 8:25 am est!

Lucille Bingham

Both L & J are gone already at 8:38 am est. Oh gosh, I'm back in the addictive stage! Can't get away from the nest and we don't even have an egg to watch. I'm in trouble now!!! :)

Judith Hart

Justice sitting on the Alcoa branch, glaring into the camera.

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