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Carma

There is no food in the nest. What is going on?

Kathryn Mellecker

Thanks for all you do Alcoa, sorry to see the close ups gone!

EaglesOnly

Carma - there is food in the nest. It's covered with snow and with bedding brought in yesterday by Justice. There is plenty for them to eat.

Catherine

Mavis - I agree that three is better than four. Especially on the Sooner Lake nest as it seems small and is over water.

I posted this just after the new thread.

Carma - There is food in the nest. It is covered by snow and straw. Keep watching, you will see it when they get fed again.

beamg

Carma, are you watching? You can see the food now between the eaglets and Justice who is calling out.

Dadfsr

Had to turn the sound down on the lab computer because of the wind noise-sure makes it sound really cold...brrr....

Justice on the edge of the nest with more nesting material. Those wee wobbleheads are sure growing!!

Carma

He just came back and dropped a bird off and went on his way. So things must be OK.

Judith Hart

10:00 AM EDT Justice feeding, Liberty just brought in a coot I think, could be a crow, we'll see what others think, and took off. Both Al and Coa eating well. Justice now trying to sit, wind blowing up his pants. Tail feathers all ruffled.

Dadfsr

Pretty sure that's a coot. It's got a lighter colored bill. Had one of my coworkers standing here watching at the same time. Coworker is from Sri Lanka and didn't know what a coot was so pulled it up Wikipedia-he agreed with it ID too.

Always neat to watch food being brought!!

Judith Hart

If its a crow the bill and feet will be black.
If it's a coot the bill will be whitish and the feet long and greenish.

I can't see the head or the feet.

Mavis

Carma, Eagles Only is right. There is enough food in the nest right now to last a week. Eagles stock and bury the food as it piles up with straw and in this case, snow. There are still several fish or fish parts, some rabbit, squirrel, coot, and now a fresh bird just brought in. Sometimes we find ourselves wishing so much food was not stockpiled as it "ages" before it can all be eaten.

That was a nice in and out by Liberty. She is quite the hunter, isn't she? With fish being their food of choice and abundant in the area, makes you wonder why such a variety of food source is brought in. I sometimes think it is to teach the eaglets to develop a taste for food other than fish. I'm sure there will be times in a juvies life that fish will not be available. I sure don't have the answers, I just speculate.

beamg

I don't know if I'd say coot or crow - just looks black to me right now.

The sun is trying so hard to shine at my house! I was just doing up some dishes and almost thought I was going to have to put my shades on as the snow really makes it blinding to stand at the window! YEA! And I hope it soon starts to hit the nest. That wind could calm down too - brrrr sounding!

Justice is sitting on the nest, eaglets all tucked under, safe and warm :) Yes, they are growing fast! #2 is 1 week old today! Two more days and we get to vote on names!

Dadfsr

Judith-the white colored bill is almost tucked back along the neck right now and is very hard to see against the snow on the nest.

Liberty had it sitting on the side of the nest when she brought it in and the white colored bill was very obvious.

Dadfsr

How come all I can think of for a song in my head right now is the "lullaby baby" tune ;)

Judith Hart

If you spot the eye, the eye of the crow is yellow, the coots is red.

There is another bird that also looks like the coot, it's called the Common Gallinule , Red bill and forehead shield, yellow bill tip, white undertail,white stripe on flanks.

I think we can rule out Common Gallinule.

Judith Hart

10:55 AM EDT fish delivery....Hunting day!!

beamg

Were two new fish brought in? WOW sure looks like it! NWZ - food is plentiful!

Judith Hart

11:00 Liberty just brought another fish..smaller than the first. Is the first one a shortnose Redhorse?
Amazing, she sat all night in the wind, covered with snow and now hunts all morning.
So far 1 bird ...2 fish, that I saw, and she's off again.

Mavis

11:04...

Judith, because of the lack of snow on the fish to the left of J's head...does that mean our fish tally for today is TWO? Or is the larger one on bottom an older fish?

Judith Hart

Mavis two fish that I saw come in.

Doug Felix

Yup two fish in very short order!

Mavis

11:14 EDT

ANOTHER fish just arrived by Liberty....good fishing today!

Judith Hart

Liberty just brought in fish #3 11:14 AM EDT

Mavis

YES!! 3 fish and one coot so far..I think Liberty was reading about Carma's concerns and decided to show off today!

Judith Hart

11:17 AM EDT ANOTHER FISH ...UNREAL!
4 fish 1 bird. Time for eats!

beamg

IT'S THE SUNSHINE! Food galore - no worries about that on this nest :)

Annette Kryske

8:12 AM PDT.I see it is still "Blowing in the Wind"(remember Peter,Paul & Mary song)?
L/J? is in the nest. One just flew in with another huge fish, & is chomping away at it.
I can't tell who it is but it lookslike one happy little family.The nest is completely dry. Looks like the little ones are pecking at each other.No harm no foul. I didn't see them getting fed either. Justice is sitting.

Mavis

Beamg...break out the iron skillet...Doug will skimmy up the tree and bring the fish for lunch! What a morning!

beamg

Yes Mavis, Doug is the arborist! What a morning indeed, I couldn't keep up with all the food arriving!

Annette, nest completely dry? I see snow all around the nest bowl. Were you talking about the nest bowl or the whole nest?

It's just amazing how bright it is at my windows - shows the dirt, too - boo!

Doug Felix

Mavis-I'm not getting close to that tree!!! I value my scalp way more than that...got protect that age addled substance inside underneath it ;)

We've had a redtailed hawk nest on the edge of campus proper the last couple of years that had to get moved because of some head lacerations caused by protective parents!!!

Judith Hart

It looks like in 1 hr. 15 min Liberty brought in 4 fish and 1 bird. That averages 15 minutes a catch, and she's out there again.

Doug Felix

Quite the huntress this morning! Maybe making up for not a lot being brought in yesterday??

I would imagine the feeding will start getting pretty intense now?

Schmidtenor

I would vote to keep the camera zoomed-in for a while longer. I've really enjoyed seeing the close-up detail of the feeding, and how the dominance hierarchy plays out between the eaglets. Thanks for the all the work to keep the camera up and running.

Mavis

I'm with you, Schmidtenor...I loved the zoom in feature! It was nice while it lasted. This is what we waited for for so long...the babies to arrive. The first time we have been able to see them with such detail. Mr. John, it was awesome while it lasted...THANK YOU! You have my "hooray" any time you want to zoom in again.

Doug Felix

Liberty just came back to the nest-almost surprisingly bare-taloned! Looks like feeding time may be on the schedule?

Janice

Why are they not feeding the smaller one?

Doug Felix

Looks like fresh coot in on the menu! Love it when both parents team up on the feeding operation.

Doug Felix

Janice-just stand by....NWZ!!!

beamg

I'll second that "hooray" for a zoom-in any time!

beamg

I'll also second that NWZ! I saw both get fed and it looks like the two eaglets have switched positions from earlier this morning.

Ruth MacLeod

Came in late today and wondered about all the food on the nest. Thanks for all the info. This morning I am able to get the picture again and with the 3 quality settings get constant sound and picture again. THANKS
Saw both parents in the nest, but the feeding was over and one left and other ate before settling back on the little ones. They must be well fed as there was no peeping as they watched parent eat.

Judith Hart

Liberty sitting, Justice brought something back at about 1:00 in the nest . Part fish or stick?? Missed the landing.

Doug Felix

Sorry-didn't see it either...

beamg

I didn't see either but I think it had to be new stick. It's laying over one of the fish brought in earlier.

Lynn Ziegler

When is the wind supposed to let up in this area? I know they are probably used to it but I feel bad the the 2 little eaglets getting blown out of the nest

Doug Felix

Lynn-the only way the wee ones might get blown out of the nest is if the whole nest would come out of the tree!!

beamg

NWZ!

Doug Felix

Totally agree on the NWZ!!!

Coffeechugbooks

Man, I step out of the house and take my kids to a museum this morning and return with all this action I missed. Looks like no more trip for the kids :)

Donna Anderson

Enjoy watching the eagles

ColleenM

Oh no, babies alone in the nest

ColleenM

Parent back...allot of"bonking" going on, hope both get fed now.

Catherine

Rich - You may want to post the following link on your FB page if you don't already have it. There are over 40 U.S. eagle cams linked and over 20 International cams linked. Some of them won't be active until later in the season and some of them are no longer active(the Norfolk Nest was dismantled as it was too close to an airport).

http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=23

LG

What does NWZ mean?

Judith Hart

Feeding time 1:53PM EDT....OH ! Almost looks like spaghetti.

ColleenM

The babies are sure being offered some BIG pieces! The little one is looking as if to say, "you want me to eat that"!!! LOL

Catherine

LG - NWZ = No Worry Zone

ColleenM

@LG, I think it has to do with the zoom of the camera, I didn't know either!! LOL. Good feeding, and Judith, it did look like spaghetti!! Now, cover those babies up and keep them warm, hate hearing how fierce that wind is.

ColleenM

HaHa!! See, I was wrong LG, "No Worry Zone".

Deborah Riley Frankenbach

Thanks so much for posting the information and keeping the camera up and running. Watching the eagle family is amazing.

California JC

First long feeding that I have seem. It was done by both parents. One of them flew off and left the eaglets alone for a short time, then the other parent flew in with partial eaten fish and start to feed the eaglets.

LG

Oh - thanks! Sorry, I'm new. Thanks for all the information all of you post!

ColleenM

@ LG no problem. This is my second year, and I still have many questions. In fact, if you have time, you can go back to allot of good archived information. It gives a good history of Liberty and Justice and there journey. Enjoy!

Joyce

First thing this morning my preschool class asked me to turn on the eagles. We watch them during our snack and lunch times, and appreciate your providing this amazing view of their lives.

Joyce M., Dallas, TX

Jan Taylor

The sound of the wind is almost scary...I hope the babies are plenty warm! I watched some last night and the big eagle on the nest was going to sleep (the head was down). I really want to thank all of you for the opportunity to see all of this...it is so very interesting and wonderful. THANK YOU!!!

beamg

Looks like it will be in the 50's here in Iowa this weekend. YEA! And Wed. the wind should be down to about 4 to 6 mph. That's hardly a breeze in Iowa - gonna be so nice and quiet.

NWZ (No Worry Zone) was shared with us by Kathryn who got it from watching the Decorah nest. The moderators whould come back with "NWZ" anytime someone expressed such great worry about an eaglet not getting enough food, or looking unhealthy or whatever worry. I know it's hard not to worry sometimes, even over something someone else thinks as no big deal. I kind of like the idea of reminding people not to worry and it does wonders for ME when I have this little nagging concern in my head from who knows what. NWZ is nothing against anyone, just kind of a reminder to maybe wait a minute and it will all look ok again.:)

Doug Felix

Was there another rabbit brought in?? OR did they drag out the one that was underneath the nesting material? It looks like a new one though...

Judith Hart

Did we by chance miss something that came into the nest. What is that at 7:00 to 9:00 that they were feeding on, it looks furry or feathered and light colored? It's blowing in the wind a little.

Catherine

Beamg - Thanks for reminding us where the NWZ came from. I know I read it in several of the posts a few days ago, but couldn't remember who had originally shared it with us. So, a big, big thanks to Kathryn.

Doug Felix

To me it looks like another unlucky rabbit-the back feet would be pointing to noon on the nest/clock face. Hard to believe that with everyone watching nobody would have posted it up though? The last rabbit was pretty well down to bone if I remember correctly.

Doug Felix

I'm going to be out for a awhile-time to go home, get the tractor out and clear some driveways!

Annette Kryske

11.13 AM PDT. Just got back from the market, and am checking our family. DO I see a little one just sitting in front of Justice? It sure, looks like fur ball. Could I be mistaken?Or am I cracking up?I am still waiting after 10 minutes. Just a fuzzy ball of some sort.Other than the wind,& the swaying of the nest. Looks like the snow is melting nicely. Can't tell whether the sun is shining, like most days.

Paige

Thank goodness. I was so upset watching her on the nest last night. I wanted to jump through the computer and put a blanket on her.

Lynn Ziegler

Thanks for the update Doug-- first time watching them this year and it is really cool to see how well they take care of them. Just a typical worry wart MOM I guess. Also a fan of the zoom in if only when they are feeding. Really cool to watch that. Glad I came across your site/

nanapeg

Annette: I think the fuzz ball you are looking at is part of the new rabbit that was recently acquired. Gave me a start too. No sun today. It's a bright day, but cloudy. Much better than yesterday. Hope that's the end of snow for awhile. Looking forward to the higher temperatures later in the week.

Judith Hart

Doug, I think that is a new rabbit also.How did we all miss that?
I think now we're up to...........
1 coot
1 rabbit
4 fish

Lin P

Thanks, Alcoa, for the wider view. While I loved the close ups of the "kids", I also like the wider angle to keep track of more nest activity.

M.L.Bryant

Just watched afternoon feeding. Awesome.

Ruth MacLeod

Came on and watched a 4:15 EDT feeding by both parents and nest exchange.
QUALITY SETTING
When I came on there was a choice of 3 quality settings and I could get the constant feed on the low setting again. After a refresh part way through the feeding there were only the 2 choices and again the low setting gives the intermittent feed.

Ruth MacLeod

Went back to the camera feed after the last comment and the QUALITY SETTING was back to three choices again with constant feed on low.

Mavis

Lynn Z...glad you are with us this year and am happy you are posting.

You chime in with any question or concern because we all experienced them at one time or another...just as beamg said. And we still have some cardio moments ahead....even for the 'seasoned' watcher. The posters that were here last year have watched the snow/ice/windy days and nights so we KNEW they were just fine last night. We also witnessed some really rough "bonking" last year and knew the fear that it generates. We knew it would happen again this year...it always does with every nest. We were and are more confident that there is no reason to worry...hence..No Worry Zone. Like beamg said...it is not to put anyone's fears down, or to make light of them...it is just a way to say...don't worry...they are used to this...everything should be fine.

The winds in Iowa are unreal. In FL, we would call some of them hurricane force winds. Apparently Iowa is used to this kind of wind and weather. I remember once last year, the wind gusts got up so high that it triggered the tornado alarm system. I had no idea what was going on but a viewer in Washington state did and became fearful there were tornados in Davenport. Mr. John had to explain to us what was happening and we were not to worry. When the eaglets get older and can walk around...you will find them laying flat on the nest during these high winds. They can also anchor on to a large stick in the nest floor to keep from being tumbled in high winds. I will post that "eagle fact" in a few minutes...their ability to "lock" onto a limb.

So..Lynn and everyone tuning in for the first time this year...hold on...this journey into nature will give you memories for years to come...and get you hooked on life as you've never seen it before. At least, that's the way it worked for me.

Annette Kryske

Thanks NANAPEG: I thought I was seeing things at first. I knew whatever that fuzzy thing was definitely not moving. Justice stared at it once in a while. Whew, you made my day. These little guys are not going to starve ,believe me. We went through this last year with Faith,Hope & PeeWee (Spirit).We all thought,Spirit might not make it because Faith & Hope were always poking him & it didn't look like he was being fed. He survived!!Some of the newcomers on here not you Nanapeg,worry to much. The seem to have a wonderful supply of food in the nest,don't they?

Lynn Ziegler

Thanks Mavis for the update. Will be watching till the little ones leave. Bet it will be really cool once they get a little bigger and start to move around more. Do they start to feed themselves as they get bigger? Is there any way to get to the end of all the comments so you don't have to go thru all of them to get to the new comments? Thanks for your input

Arlene Hines

Are you going to move the camera around like you did last year?? Enjoyed the scenery around the area and watching the animals in the field.

nanapeg

Thanks Annette. I was thinking about you when we were trying to figure out how much food had been brought to the nest today. I thought about your visit to the market earlier and wondered if you brought home as big a haul as our feather friends! lol

nanapeg

"feathered friends" for pete's sake. sorry!

Mavis

Lynn...there is an easy way to navigate through the comments. One poster made a video and I have written instructions...:

give me a sec and I will post them

Mavis

HOW TO GET TO THE LAST POST USING THE URL BAR ABOVE...always works...is fast.. (recopied from Oct 2012)

1. Look at the url heading at the top of this page..it should look like this:
http://alcoa.typepad.com/davenport_eagle_nest/2013/02/technically-challeneged/comments/page/11/#comments

It says page/11/ that means this is the 11th comment

2. You can double click the URL AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE, and it will first highlight then go back to the original color. Put your cursor on the number and back it out...then replace with the comment # you want to go to.

Lets start at the beginning...you are on the Alcoa site and just below Mr. Johns update you will see :

Posted at 4:35:36 PM | Permalink | Comments(11) | Trackback..see the (11)? That tells you how many comments have been posted.

Now..click comments and it will take you to the first comment made after Mr. John's update. Now...hit next. NOW you will see a page number at the top of the page in the URL bar...double click the URL and back out the page number and put the new page number you want to go to. If you make a note of the last post # that you read last...it is easy to go straight to where you left off.


Type pad...I have never used it except for this site. If you register with Type Pad...you do not have to put in the security code in order to post. You can also sign in to Type Pad using your twitter, Google, Yahoo, or several other accounts. Just click on type pad and click on the drop down arrow if you want to sign in using another account...or click register or sign in with Type Pad if you do not want to use an existing account. It works as a way to bypass the security code. I don't know what else Type Pad does...

Posted by: Mavis | October 19, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Carol Halsey

Is there an update on the small chick? I sure wish it could be fed regularly.

Catherine

Arlene Hines - I think you were referring to the Decorah Eagle cam. Last year, the camera here was fixed and did move at all. This year we have the zoom feature which we all love and appreciate. This camera does not have the ability to pan around the site. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Justice just came in with a fish and Liberty has left.

Mavis

If someone has the link to Rich's video on navigating thru the comments page...please post it. All I have are the screen grabs and split screen video links.

ALSO..Lynn...if you put a high number in the URL bar..it will take you to the last post. Example...if you think there may be 200 posts...put 300 for your number and you won't have to guess around to get to the last post.

Mavis

Carol...just look at the wee one...he is growing. He is being fed regularly and enough. You must have missed the feedings where he got his fill and then some. He is ok and he is thriving.

Catherine

That should be that our camera here did not move at all last year. Sorry, left out the NOT

Annette Kryske

Nanapeg: Love your name!! No, we didn't get any rabbit or fish for dinner tonight.We are planning on Leon making a big salad & we will have Little Ceasar's Pizza with Pepperoni I mentioned food, & in flew Justice to relieve Liberty,as she really had to go.Gave some food to AL or COA or Molly Or Stormy.but not too much ,he seemed hungry himself. We just bought a few bags of necessary items. lol
Time is 2:39 pm PDT


Pat

Thanks to Alcoa for sharing this site with us.Once started, it is addictive watching. What a beautiful thing to watch.
THANKS AGAIN.

Mavis

5:38 EDT

My gosh! There is so much food in the nest they can't move around without stepping on it. It is even hard to keep it out of the nest bowl. This is about as messy as I have ever seen L and J! They definitely need more straw to cover it with. I guess beamg will send me to the NWZ because they definitely have a good draw for intruders that may be hungry!! I heard some crows today and wondered if they were going to try to distract Justice while one stole a fish or something! Y'all know me...I gotta find something to worry about! I still think we ought to give Doug a helmet and send him up to fetch some. I'll whip up some hushpuppies and we can head to Kathryn's for a fish fry.

Judith Hart

Catherine just added another fish to our tally. Here's the total so far today. Did anyone see anything else?
1 Coot
1 Rabbit
5 Fish

Judith Hart

Another fish?? 5:53 PM EDT brought in by Liberty

nanapeg

Sure wish the wind would die down...I have to turn my sound so low it's almost off.

Another fish????

Judith Hart

6:03 PM EDT Add another fish

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