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Mavis

Mr John,...sure glad you posted that information. I have been trying to find out on my own but cannot find much written. Kathryn was just telling us the same thing. I came in during the hatching last year and missed everything leading up to the hachings. As I said...this is still a learning experience for me. I was concerned about the lenght of time off the egg last night but you and Kathryn sure helped my concerns and taught me something new.

I do like the new live stream feature. Easy to access on mobile devices now. I MISS not being able to "turn back" the feed to capture screen shots that were missed. Is there a way to do that? Some of the best pictures are taken AFTER the original action...like Justice flying in with a fish. We could wind back the feed a few seconds and get the shot.

Like I said, Mr. John...y'all did 'er good...real good!! Thanks!

Sylvia

Thank you so much for all you do. I love watching this pair.

Annette Kryske

7:OO AM PST.It is so nice to get up & see our Liberty doing her job. Just like we do ours to check up on them so many times during the day.We love hearing the sound ( though it may be from the wind or static) of Liberty talking to Justice. Thanks again Mr. John for answering the questions about their leaving the nest unattended.We knew they were nearby, just concerned about the egg,& other intruders who might do damage i. Have a Great Weekend!!

Cara Anderson

Thanks for this info! Our personal, human experiences make it difficult sometimes to grasp that we don't know better than the eagles regarding their 'child'care methods!

Suzette Heeres

I love this new feed. It is so clear and the focus is perfect. I'm so happy that you got this up just in time. I can't wait for the babies to hatch!

I also love the way John keeps us posted as to what is happening and why!

Ruth MacLeod

Just saw the changing of the guard at 10:40 EST. Liberty left and in about 2 minutes Justice arriver to take over. Have really been enjoying the new feed and clear picture.

Rebecca Berkowitz

I'm wondering what names have been chosen for this year's eaglets. Thought I would suggest Courage.

tonya

how do you know which is liberty and which is justice? also thank you for all your information i learned about this link thru my grandaughter who watched in their school in bolivar, mo.

Kathryn Mellecker

I think much of the calling we see and hear may be warning off other eagles in the area. Mr. John's excellent pictures have show whole groups of young eagles roostin in "our" tree. With an egg, naturally the one on the nest is likely to feel threatened by those others.

Kathryn Mellecker

Maybe some of you Engineers can chime in on this. My theory is L and J have picked an excellent site for their nest, because: The river has water in it now that is much warmer than the air. Hot air rises. The wind today is from the general direction of the river water. The cabin below the nest has a dark roof. It is going to warm quickly and that heat too will rise to the nest. That's my theory!

Sally

It's so very nice to be able to watch another season of the best "reality tv" on the planet!

Thanks so much, Alcoa!

Annette Kryske

TONYA:: The way I can tell when Liberty is in the nest by the following:: OVER HER RIGHT EYE IS A LITTLE DARK SPOT., ON HER WHITE TAIL UP TOWARD HER BODY EEP LOOKING, IT WILL SHOW UP.

Annette Kryske

TONYA: FOR SOME REASON, THE ABOVE DIDN'T COME OUT AS I WROTE IT.OVER LIBERTY'S RIGHT EYE IS A LITTLE DARK SPOT. ON HER WHITE TAIL IS A DARK BLACK SPOT,UP TOWARD HER BODY. KEEP LOOKING,IT WILL SHOW UP. That is how I tell them apart.


Annette

Janice

I clicked on this site just to see what's going on and was delighted to see some activity. I was so fasinated with the eagles last year. Love the webcam. Thank you.

Judith Hart

liberty just flew out of the nest at 1:07 PM EST as Justice arrived.

Jo Ann

Mr. John, Thank you for the beautiful picture, sound and the whole experience. I think I was one of the big worriers that night when the egg was left for 9 minutes. It is good to know the reasons why it is done. I have one question. Sometimes I hear music at night when I check in on the eagles. Is it somebody working at night there, or could it be some cross-connection with the sound. Any ideas? Thanks, again for allowing all of us eagle fans this opportunity.

mlb

I hear the music most of the time. I do not like it, takes away from hearing the nature of it all. Love the opportunity to watch these birds. Thanks

Sally Glowicki

What does it mean:

----------NEW THREAD----------

There were February 09 posts that were before the NEW THREAD that we could not read....all the morning posts. I think I know why but would like to know for sure. Thnx

Sally Glowicki

I HAVE FIGURED IT OUT. .....
--- NEW THREAD ----- question
DUH !!!

Sher

I see "Offline" and NO eagles :(

Sheila

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lARYcL5A50

This is a great little 8 minute tutorial on how to tell the difference between Liberty and Justice!

Sher

@Sheila...what an informative video..thx so much for posting...very helpful :)

Also..hope it's okay to mention the Decorah Eagles Nest in these comments..but I also check out that nest and notice it does not look active this year...

Does anyone else know if those eagles no longer use that nest???

cheryl bartlett

This is a fantastic tutorial!!

Kathryn Mellecker

Sher, the Decorah eagles have a new nest, not very far from the old nest, but Bob Anderson is NOT going to disturb them by putting up a camera. They too are no doubt close to laying eggs.

joefromnc

These are the markers I use to identify Liberty…..
There is a spot on Liberty's head just above and almost centered over her right eye. It's fairly obvious unless her head is wet or her feathers are ruffled. There are a couple of black spots on her white tail feathers...one of them is triangular shaped - on the left side up under her wing tip - and fairly large. These spots are usually not visible unless she has her wings spread while on the nest. They can also be seen during her takeoffs and landings if you have a "quick" eye and know where to look. Liberty is also larger than Justice but the size comparison is less noticeable unless they are in the nest together.
To me - the mandible relative to the eye comparison is difficult to determine unless there is a close up shot of the head. Even then, it doesn’t seem as obvious on Liberty/Justice as it is on the Decorah eagles.
I have not been able to find any discernible markers to positively identify Justice. If anyone has some, please pass them on to us.
One last almost guaranteed proof of identification - if you’re watching the nest and see an eagle sit down over only ONE egg for a while – then that eagle stands up and you see TWO eggs – you can identify that particular eagle as Liberty with a great degree of certainty.

Sher

@Kathryn...thx for answering...

I kept checking that site and read a lot of the comments but mostly it's just "chatting" and no mention of the eagles or the nest so I was hoping an Eagle Lover from here would know the situation for this year at the Decorah nest...

Thx again...

Ruth MacLeod

Very funny joefromnc. Last year I never tried to identify them, but the spots this year help.

Kathryn Mellecker

you're welcome, sher

Roger Nelson

This is such a GREAT diversion for retired guys until fishing season gets underway! Thanks for the great show!! :)

Annette Kryske

Roger, How can you compare fishing to watching Baby Eagles learning how to survive,and the patience of their parents in rearing them?? Just kidding. When the catching is good out here in the Pacific Ocean, Leon, goes out on the cattle boat to fish, for Bonita, & Barracuda.Unfortunately, the catching has been bad for years.Justice is sitting on the egg. 1:35PM PST

Judith Hart

Annette....You don't eat Barracuda and Bonita do you?... YUCK!!

Annette Kryske

As a matter of fact. When the Barracuda is BBQ'D, I would eat it. We usually give the fish to our Japanese neighbors who loves it. Normally Leon would filet it, but they want the skin & bones. No explaining taste again, just like Mavis & eating sardines & not liking them, especially when I make it with cream cheese& salsa to kill the fishy flavor. I'm laughing hysterically as I type this. Have a good evening! :)


Cherrycarol

I went to the river after work & saw about 8 eagles flying around. So there are some still hanging around. Loved the zooming the other day. That will be great when they start to hatch!! Awsome!! Carol CVH

Judith Hart

Annette.....Thankfully you never got ciguatera food poisoning. Scary fish to see when you're swimming, long nose and sharp teeth.

Judith Hart

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
DAVENPORT, IA

Looks like showers on the nest for tonight and tomorrow.

Tonight: Showers likely after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 33. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers likely. High near 48. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday Night: A slight chance of rain showers before 9pm, then a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Judith Hart

Thought she might lay another egg today‽‽

Judith Hart

6:28PM EST..Liberty took a break...Justice now sitting.

Annette Kryske

Judith: Thanks for the weather forecast!It was 60o in our house this AM. When Leon & I took our walk outdoors about 11:30 AM it was 54o, after lunch we sat in the yard to get our Vitamin D, the temp was 70o. Sometimes, I know we have no choices to make,& we live where we were born, but we chose Ca. in 1950, when jobs were scarce & we had the opportunity to settle here & work.AND the last time I tasted the barracuda was maybe 20 years ago.I know I wouldn't eat it now,in these polluted waters. Liberty is in the nest at 3:35 PM PST. Nitey nite my little one. HAVE A NICE WEEKEND !!!!

Annette Kryske

Oops, I made a boo boo!!. Justice is in the nest at 3:50 PST.

Ewen McDonald

Hi Folks
I have been enjoying the camera for some time now but with the new changes, I have not been able to see the live shots on my PC. I don't have a mobile device so wondered if you can help? Am I doing something not quite right. Anyway, it has been fascinating and knowing you such a huge following. We are down at the bottom of the world in Dunedin, New Zealand. Kindest regards, Ewen

joefromnc

Hi Ewen - way down there in the sw Pacific. You live in a beautiful city on the bay and along the ocean.
Our live feed in the US is continuous on my PC most of the time except when the camera is having maintenance performed.I don't know if Alcoa changed the feed distribution system with the new video feed or not.You might try to re-Google (search) the website again and start over to see if that helps.It would be interesting to know if anyone else outside of the US is having continual problems that Alcoa may or may not be aware of. I am curious about how many different parts of the world are tuned in to watch the Eagles if anyone wants to comment with their general location.

Melody

The connection for this site on the top 25 webcams is not working.

Mavis

7:22 AM EST 10 Feb

I have been watching L or J brooding the nest for a while. Don't know how many eggs we have..wait..I think it was Liberty and she just stood up and left....ONE EGG. Justice is on the nest now and is about to take his place sitting on it.

Good morning everyone!

Judith Hart

7:23 AM EST Liberty? just left the nest, still one egg. Justice? now sitting.

Cherrycarol

Good Morning. Going to be a rainy day in the 40"s. I hope we get another egg today!! Ewen, Mr John reads the comments so I'm sure he'll see yours. I had a customer yesterday that pulled up the site on his phone while I was cutting his hair. & boy it was a great picture. Happy Eagle Egg watching today everyone! Carol

beamg

What great timing. I tuned in just in time for the changing of the guard...Liberty came in to relieve Justice and so far just one egg! What an awesome new view with sound!!! Gotta love it.

Good morning everyone! So fun to catch up with all the posts from old and new viewers. I've been gone for 6 weeks and was only able to peek in on the nest occasionally. Looks like we are all ready to start this new journey with our favorite eagle couple. I think today would be a good day for egg #2!

beamg

I just heard the train!!! So glad I don't have to give those alerts anymore. The sound is awesome, except for the wind. Brrrr. Makes me feel so cold! Good thing L&J have such warm feather coats.

Mavis

beamg...YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED!! We have sound now...but while you were gone...we missed your train alerts among other things! Glad you are back and in time for all the excitment ! We got the live stream..the sound...and the first egg all in the matter of a couple of I think was an hour or two!! When Mr. John decides to "do it"...he does it BIG TIME and with a lot of flare!! Glad to see you safely back!

gregory

i just noticed--

WE CAN SEE THE RIVER AGAIN!

Annette Kryske

7:00 AM PST BRRRR Temp is 50o when I picked up the LA Times. My house is a cold 60o. Yes, it is good to see that all of you are getting ready for a big event, hopefully today. I think JoAnn picked 10 for her due date. You can see the raindrops on Liberty's back.but she has good insulation The wind is really howling. Are those raindrops I hear? Or is it Justice making some clucking sounds?? Time for some of that good coffee that Leon makes.

Judith Hart

Looks like it's raining pretty hard in the Quad Cities right now, at least it's not freezing....38 degrees.
Here's a radar loop of the area.

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=DVN&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

beamg

Thanks for the welcome back Mavis! Alcoa and Mr. John sure made the day when so much happened so fast 2-7-13! I wouldn't expect anything less on this site.

Yes, Annette, you are hearing rain! So glad it isn't snow!!! It's 38° here in the nest area. I tried so hard to bring back some sun and warmth from the Sunshine State and it just didn't work.

I hear spring is predicted to come early so we shall see. Maybe that's why the 1st egg came 4 days earlier than last year?

Justice on the nest and Liberty just flew in! Don't they look beautiful?

beamg

Judith you are right on top of things! You beat me at posting the temp. Keep up the good work.

Judith Hart

Liberty, stop sitting on the branches, the egg and nest is getting wet! There she goes, she's now sitting on the egg. Hope we see another egg when she gets up.

Judith Hart

Looks like she's concentrating on something‽
Perhaps an EGG!

beamg

Gosh, I hope so Judith!

While we're waiting for something to happen, I have to share something. My husband and I were in FL for the last 6 weeks. I got to see the Ft Myers eagle nest up close and personal!!! At least, as up close and personal as the law and the fence would allow. What a joy!

Judith Hart

Beamg, Glad you got to see the eagles, too bad you didn't tell us what time to look,we might have seen you on the cam.

Annette Kryske

Am I seeing things!!!With all the rain on Liberty's body, I think the black spot on her head & over her eye moved to the left side.Must be the wind.. Almost as bad as JoAnn & I thought that there were 2 eagles in the nest during the night,fortunately NN set us straight. L is calling out right now. Guess you had some nice weather in Fl, Beaming!!!( I think that is what Mavis called you once.Thanks for the weather report,Judith.

beamg

Judith, I thought about that but also didn't want to advertise that I wasn't home for so long. I got pics there and will try to post after I finish unpacking and take care of things that need attention. Gotta fill my bird feeder and hope "my" birds haven't given up on me while I was gone! We met people there waving at the cam. They were talking to family and friends watching online. How cool is that anyway?

Colleen

Good Morning Eagle family!!! Happy to see everyone back on the "perches" getting ready for another exciting journey with our eagles! I do have a question. The quality of the picture is amazing, BUT, it keeps freezing on me. Anything I need to do? Looks like it's cold and rainy. Wishing everyone a happy Sunday. Good to be be back.

Mavis

Hey Colleen. Mr. John said you may need to adjust your resolution down if the cam freezes on you. I keep mine on low. I think the resolution button is in the lower right corner, It COULD be the speed of your internet feed but doubt it. Mine is working fine but I keep my resolution on LOW.

Annette Kryske

Colleen:: That Pause & Full Screen in the middle of the picture ,can be the cause. If you use a mouse or touch those, the picture can freeze. Just keep your hand or mouse off to the side after the picture is cleared of that little circle that goes around, & around. That is the best way I can describe it. Good luck!!!!

Ruth MacLeod

Mavis thanks for the tip on switching to LOW. Ever since the change I had been having about a 20 to 30 second cycle--with about 1/4 of it live feed with the sound and the rest a still picture. After switching to low I have constant live feed. I do think I will have to take my hearing aids out though as the wind is really rocking the nest today.

mlb

Ewen,
I have been to Dunedin, New Zealand. Beautiful place. I stayed in a castle there. :)

gregory

i also thought she seemed to be concentrating on another egg.

i will be just as happy with one egg. watching the rivalry at ft myers really works my nerves at times. sometimes i just cant stand it and have to log off.

Mavis

Colleen...good...I'm glad it worked. I had to throw my sound down real low...the constant wind sound was working on my nerves. I hate the diminish the bird sounds but something had to give. The wind whistling around the mike makes it sound like 50mph wind! 24/7! HEY...SO GLAD TO HAVE THE SOUND BACK! Just didn't think it would be so sensitive. I will have to tinker with it some

Ruth MacLeod

Mavis it was me not Coleen that you helped.

Mavis

RUTH...I am so sorry I got that mixed up!!

Well, Ruth, I'm glad it worked for you!! You will just have to overlook me! Y'all have gotten used to my blunders a long time ago so I am settling back in just fine!!

Colleen...sorry about that...

Judith Hart

Mavis, I guess next you'll be asking when the eaglets heads and tails turn white.....for the 50th time!

Judith Hart

It's 42° there now with winds out of the SE at 20mph gusts up to 30....

Annette Kryske

Oh, what's the difference! Colleen & Ruth both asked about the same thing. I thought it was Colleen that asked also. We all need help to keep our minds clear. Especially me!!!!Haha
At least we all have something to try out with the new Cam, live stream, & no commercials Yeah! Thanks to Alcoa & Mr. John.

Judith Hart

Looks like Liberty just got back on the egg, you could really see a clear shot of the back ID on her tail.

Annette Kryske

10:50 PST I thought Justice was sitting on the egg. Liberty? Is on the large branch & the wind just took her off. Actually she flew off.Lots of squawking. Here comes Liberty 11:00AM PST, Poor baby, she is sopping wet.Here is Justice to comfort her.Must be intruders around.He just left again. Probably after the bad guys.

Colleen

Thanks Mavis!!! I think you helped allot of us. ;) And, I did drop the resolution...seems to help a bit!!! Good "seeing" all of you!!!

Kathryn Mellecker

I live west of the nest, on the banks of the Iowa River, weather here is clearing, but I still have not been able to access the web cam and get it to run, so will give up for now. There does seem to be a big blob of water on the lens right there in the center, so can't see anything anyway.

Judith Hart

Funny! Looks like our family put up a smoke screen.

Annette Kryske

Between the blurred camera, & whoever is sitting on the large branch, blowing in the wind, we can't see Liberty,who was in the nest last time I looked. 11:40 PST Time for lunch. Looks so cold there, I think we will have some nice Campbells Hearty Vegetable,Beef & Barley ,with crackers & Swiss Cheese.

Mavis

Judith...when to the eagles head turn white?

Judith Hart

4-5 years, I think. Are they hiding something from us? Now we can't see if there's another egg....wish that raindrop would blow off. Looks like both are in the nest.

Cindy

Yes They have both been in the nest....Can I suggest. Mating...watch for another egg now.

Judith Hart

Looks like they've brought some fresh hay into the nest. That blur is still right where you can't see into the nest bowl very well, but it is clearing.

Annette Kryske

1:30 PM PST. All is quiet on the nest.THAT BLUR OR BLOB WAS JUST A PIECE OF GRASS THAT HAD BLOWN UP FROM THE NEST. I THINK JUSTICE IS IN THERE NOW, & WHEN THAT BLUR FLEW I JUST HAPPENED TO SEE IT. I hear little chirping come from above & in the nest. Funny how w all saw different things when that blob was on the branch. I thought there were 2 Eagles, one on top of the other, mating too,like I read a previous comment, then I was sure she laid an egg.Go to show you how imagination works sometimes.

Cherrycarol

Mavis it is 4 when they start to turn. Like the one in the nest awhile ago. 5 years there head & body & tail turn white. I thought u knew that.

gregory

ANNETTE_

YOUR POST'S ARE MY FAVORITES!

HOW DOES MAVIS MAKE THOSE BOXWSW

gregory

i have learned that one single mate or copulation ensures the entire ferlization.

Annette Kryske

GREGORY; Thanks for the compliment. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU MEAN BY BOXWSW?
SORRY. WHERE DID YOU SEE IT????IS IT SOME SORT OF DIRECTION???
3:40 PST. It is getting darker in the nest now.Guess we won't be seeing too much action. Good Night Everyone!!!!!!

Mavis

Cherrycarol, bless your heart...I did know when the head and tail turns white. Judith was being her usual "smarty" self when she posted this on Post #67:

Mavis, I guess next you'll be asking when the eaglets heads and tails turn white.....for the 50th time!

Posted by: Judith Hart | February 10, 2013 at 01:20 PM

Soooo...I ASKED HER when the head turns white!!

I think she was setting me up to ask her so she could let the whole world know that she finally learned the answer...4 to 5 years!!

It never pays for me to play Judith's games!! Thanks, Carol..that was nice of you to answer.

Sherri

So happy to be on eagle watch 2013.

elfruler

Mom laid her second egg at 6:08 p.m. nest time this evening. Here is video:
http://youtu.be/sUay6q-GOeU
She has not yet given us a good view of the two eggs. The light seems better now, perhaps we'll get a view soon.

elfruler

Just got a view of the two eggs as she stood up, 7:48 p.m.

joefromnc

Thanks for the video elfruler....looks like that was the real thing and we'll know for sure if she'll let us see the bowl.Good job of capturing the moment if so. I was watching at that time and thought it was egg #2 also.

Papaspeachy

Yes I just saw the second egg. I noticed tonight that she was pulling the nest up higher. Woohooo. Egg #2.

elfruler

Here is raw video of the first view of both eggs: http://youtu.be/BeCdyRZra8Y

Mavis

Elfruler,joefromnc, and papaspeachy...thanks for the report!! Glad you were watching and caught the action!

That wind is finally as bad as it sounds! I see the nest rocking and you can tell it is rough out there. Glad to see Liberty hunkered down for the ride.

Cindy

Thanks Elf!! For everything you do (document). I have long admired your work.

elfruler

Thank you Cindy. Very kind of you to say.

Josie Rocek

It sure is windy tonight, Liberty is doing an amazing job staying on, bless her heart. Stay safe beautiful Liberty and Justice and your family to be.

Judy

9:58pm Sun finally saw both eggs yea

Judith Hart

10:58 PM EST Finally saw both eggs.
Great work Elfruler!

Barbara Shelton

I just watched this Eagle lay it's second egg in the middle of a really bad wind storm. She was amazing. She was facing the wrong way but could not stop the egg from coming. Eagles are something else but this one is something special.

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