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April 10, 2013

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Cherrycarol

Thanks for your up dates. Seems nothing ever runs smoothly! I KNOW HOW IT IS! OWNING MY BUILDING & BUSINESS. THANKS FOR ALL U DO! CAROL

Annette Kryske

Thanks for the update Mr. John. We know you are trying to get things done for us, and we appreciate your efforts,and of course Alcoa's....but please hurry, we are all anxious to see our Eagle family, more now, as they are growing so fast, and we want to be able to watch all the actions of their days. We will try to be patient. Thanks again.

Elaine Holland

Your efforts are truly appreciated Mr. John. We are thankful for you and all at Alcoa that work so hard to give us this exceptional opportunity. We will be biting our nails until you are able to fix the camera.

Cherrycarol

It's raining again>> & more tonight. We had a house & mobile home struck by lightning too. Thank goodness everyone got out ok.

Gkeeslar

I know you posted the nest is oK. Can you confirm that you have seen both eaglets and or atleast both adults in their usual busy way tending to the nest.

Jackie S. Hamburg, NY

Thank you for your hard work with the camera. And yes, Honor and Glory are both growing up way too fast for me.

John Riches

Gkeeslar, when I was down there I saw one of the adults in the nest. No way to see the eaglets from the ground.

Judith Hart

We all appreciate the update Mr. John.

Fred Collins

This long-retired employee is happy that ALCOA provides this neat service to the world. I know the guys and gals are doing all possible fixes to restore the camera and microphone. Be patient, folks, and hope not too much electronic stuff got fried by the lightning.

csmith

Can you still see both parents at and around the nest?
There was news of an eagle hurt on the news and I only heard part of it. Just wondering

beamg

Mr. John, thanks for all the updates today. We know you are dedicated to doing your best here so we can be patient.

csmith, the news you heard...was that in the Quad City Area? I have not heard anything like that here but I can check TV sites etc. Do you live in the area?

MN DNR nest....this morning it was covered with snow that had not been disturbed. Just now I'm looking and see that either nesting material has been brought in or the nest bowl has been rearranged.

Ok, off the check the news.

Cherrycarol

beamg I hadn't heard that on the news here. QC area.

Cristine

Just watched our local weather. Another round of heavy rain is getting ready to move into the Q.C. area within the next few hours.

Sheila

The withdrawals are....challenging!!!

Mary Ricard

Need Flash Drive to view osprey nest. I watch th eagles on my IPad and it doesn't support Flash Drive. Bummer. I really miss the eagle family.

Thanks for your hard work in repairing the cam. Happy the nest is okay.

beamg

Carol, thanks for posting that you hadn't heard anything. I just checked all the local sources and didn't find anything either. :)

csmith....I'm sending you to the NWZ - No Worry Zone. I feel we would know here as soon as any news source could have that info.

Sheila - I agree! I keep checking and hoping. I bet the viewer count is up and down quickly today!

Laurie C.

Dr. Sharpe always gives short answers, and he didn't waver from this to me. His exact reply is: "The first chick is usually a female." No offer of a percentage though. :-)

Catherine

Thank you Laurie. Hopefully, we can put this to rest and get on with rooting for Glory and Honor.

Judith Hart

THANK YOU LAUUUUURRRRIE! Sorry, finger got stuck.

Laurie C.

I hope it wasn't the middle finger. :-)

beamg

Laurie C., thanks so much for sharing your email info. I enjoyed the video you shared earlier too. That mom saw that branch coming and stayed right there - a real WOW moment.

Dadfsr

Thank you Mr John for all the hard work you all are doing to try to get us our fixes again!!!

From the little bit of knowledge I've gathered so far from a local red tail hawk nest that had to be moved-if the camera is going to need worked on, will there need to be a federal permit issued to get that close to the nest?...if it's even going to be allowed??

If so, that might be something to keep in mind everyone-we all know how quick the Feds can work sometimes.....

Kathryn Mellecker

Today when I tried to fire up the internet on my computer, I found that my Modem had lost the ability to do that. Called my son, he got me a new modem, come over, installed it after a lengthy call to tech support, and first thing checked the Eagles! Weelll...but at least I can see the osprey!

Laurie C.

I asked Dr. Sharpe if he happened to have idea on percentages. His response: "That is not from our data, but another study, which I can't find right now. We are often just guessing which bird is the first hatched because at 8 weeks it is almost impossible to determine for sure."

Laurie C.

Now I think this topic has been exhausted. :-)

susan carstens

HOW LONG IS IT GOINGF TO BE OFF LINE. IWANT TO SEE THE
EAGLETS
[email protected]

Jo

Best wishes with the repairs, it has been fabulous so far.

Rachel Gaines

While we can't see our eagle family right now, I pray and wish them well.

Mavis

Laurie C...thanks to YOU...the subject has been resolved. That took some work on your part to put this to rest. You had to make something difficult to understand, EASY to read...you contacted reliable sources for information, sent emails out, and even got a response from a real expert in the field, Dr. Sharpe. You presented all this to us in a neutral and non-biased way. You turned a numbers and percentages article into something we could read and understand. I was actually waiting on the answer from Dr. Sharpe. The interest turned from the debaters to the subject...and that was not easy to pull off. YOU DID SO GOOD!! Shucks...you ROCKED!

Lynn Ziegler

I so miss watching the eaglets feed and grow. It is like withdrawal from my morning cup of coffee. Does anyone know if both eagles are still going in and out of nest? Hope both little eaglets are OK. Watching the Osprey cam but it is not as good as the one in davenport or I am just really hooked on the angle and closeness of the cam in Davenport. Can't wait till camera is fixed. Hope it can be. Sure do miss those little ones grow. Thanks Alcoa for doing all you can to get the cam up and running again/ You guys rock.

Mavis

Susan Carstens, you asked how long the camera will be off-line and stated you want to see the eagles.

If you read the update just above your comment, you will see that Mr. John stated that there was some damage to the camera system for lightning. The live feed is not working. He is doing all he can do to restore the feed and will be several days to just figure out HOW to do this. I can tell you what I think I have come to know about Mr. John:

1. NO ONE...not even you or me, cares about the well being of these eagles more than he does.

2. He is wonderful in providing updates of what he knows and when he knows it.

3. No one is working harder than Mr. John to restore the live feed to us .

So..in the meantime...IMO...we need to let him do what he does best... and leave him to it so he can keep his focus on the problem. A very smart person pointed this out to me and it just makes good sense.

beamg

Good Luck, Mr. John and Alcoa.

Good morning everyone. Dripping just a bit at my house right now and I'm hoping it doesn't turn into snow as it has in MN. Our eagle family knows how to survive so I have to believe they are all just fine. Current temp here is 42.

Sigh......what are we going to do with our day? I just hope the camera isn't damaged beyond repairs. It's a wonder any outdoor cams survive in some of the storms they are exposed to this time of year.

"Pumpkin"

I'm really beginning to wonder if the cam setup on the Alcoa tree is not in fact a clear and present danger to our eagle family and their nest? With two lightning strikes within an 8 month period, could the cam be serving as a lightning rod for nearby electrically charged clouds? Being somewhat of a naturalist at heart, I for one would rather have our eagles safe and unobserved rather than on camera for all the world to view...

Cristine

Pumpkin.......I share your thoughts. It bothers me.

John Riches

The camera and the tree were not struck by lightning and the camera is not drawing strikes to the tree. The issue for the camera is the proximity of the lightning and the high amount of static charge in the vicinity.

Dadfsr

Trees and lightening strikes....something I do know a little about. Any tree that stands out alone or is taller than the surrounding area immediately comes in danger of being struck by lightening (which L&J's selected nest tree may very well include).

That being said in my several decades of working with trees there still seems, at times, to be no rhyme or reason as to why a certain tree has been struck or what kind of damage it may incur when being struck. I've seen a tree in a row of trees along a street that was struck that lost some bark but never even seemed to know it had been hit. I've also seen trees that have literally been blown apart from the heated steam conversion in the wood. Again there are increased chances for one getting hit if certain parameters are met but that certainly is NO guarantee that the tree next to it wouldn't get hit instead.

Again-it's Mother Nature at her best and don't even try to explain or out guess her!

Cristine

Thank you Mr. John for the reassurance. We appreciate everything you do!

MFlores

I haven't been posting often, but I am still an eagle watcher and lover! Mr. Rich, thank you and all your helpers/techs for the wonderful work you do!

Jo Ann

I know Mr. John and Alcoa are working hard to give us back our eagles, but, we sure miss them. Thanks for keeping us updated and another thanks to the posters for all of their information. What's happening as far as the weather for today in Davenport? Thanks, all. I have my worry pencils all ready to go when the camera comes back. We are getting to an exciting part of their growth.

Ted H

3 little guys eating breakfast at the Colorado Fort St Vrain nest. Top view camera lense is very dirty but side view is decent. Sure makes one appreciate the great pictures we had from Alcoa.

beamg

Jo Ann, the weather stinks! We are not getting snow but it keeps dripping rain off and on. My temp is 44° and being just a bit west of the nest it's probably about the same there. Just makes my joints hurt to be outside in the cold damp. No storms right now so that's good too.

Laurie C.

Mavis, thank you for your post. That was very nice.

Cristine

MFlores.... Welcome. You are among friends on this website. Even though I have been watching since last year, I too have not been a regular poster like some. I have found everyone to be so knowledgeable and helpful, and I have learned so much.

Catherine

I have posted the following site before, but thought I would post it again while our camera is being worked on. The two eaglets in the nest were born the same week-end as Glory and Honor. While the picture is not as clear as ours here, it can serve as a temporary fix for some of us eagleholics. The nest if very large and the eaglets seem to like to hang out at the top edge.

http://outdoorchannel.com/eaglecam

Catherine

Hatched, not born.

Joyce

My preschool class and I absolutely love watching the babies. We watch everyday, and it's always interesting to see what dad and mom brings home for dinner! The stills are great because we've observed how their feathers are growing and changing color, especially recently on their head. Thank you, Alcoa for this educational treat.

Laurie C.

I just discovered a link to an amazing documentary about the Bald Eagle restoration project on the Channel Islands. This is nearly 14 minutes long but worth every minute. Put it on full screen, sit back, and enjoy. You will see why they disappeared from the islands, the efforts to restore them (including scenes of Dr. Sharpe hanging below a helicopter in order to reach the nests), and details on how they monitor them.

http://bcove.me/vbcw0bs1

Coleen Perilloux Landry

Am passing along some knowledge that I have acquired in my 5 years of following an eagle couple here in southeast Louisiana. They are very intelligent birds. When they returned from migration in late September they found that their nest of 10 years had been destroyed by Hurricane Isaac. They immediately chose another cypress tree about 30 yards away from their new nest and in two weeks time had built a very substantial nest which they have added on to as they go along. It is lined with Spanish moss which is quite available here. Their two eaglets were hatched on December 28. Terrible winter storms with high winds and at least 2 inches of rain at a time fell upon the eaglets and their parents at least 7 times. I sat for hours 100 yards across the swamp from the nest and photographed them from the ground and watched them bring food to the eaglets. Their singing is the most beautiful bird song I have ever heard. Eventually they knew the sound of my car and would appear when I whistled. The other young couple a mile away also came to the edge of the nest when I whistled; their eaglets are a week younger.
The eaglets flew from the nest to surrounding trees for the first time on March 29 (they were 3 months old). They are now flying in wider circles but return to the nest for feedings and sleeping. The parents have been wonderful parents. I wish that mankind was as good to their young. I photographed the entire process from the day they arrived from migration. I could not, of course, see into the nest because it is 80 feet in the air; that is why I am so delighted to watch Liberty and Justice and Honor and Glory. Thank you, Alcoa. Hope the camera can be fixed, I am having withdrawals.

Coleen Perilloux Landry 20 miles from New Orleans.

ColleenM

@ Coleen, beautiful story! I agree, we can all learn allot from these beautiful eagles and how they parent their young. I live close to a Lake, I just found out that I have Red Tail Hawks nesting in a tree close by, not eagles, but fun to watch! I never realized how large they were! Thanks for the share. Be careful down there with your weather today.

ColleenM

BTW @ Coleen, small world, I have a friend up here in Ohio named Colleen Landry, she spells her first name like I do!

Catherine

Laurie C - Thanks so much for sharing the video on the Channel Islands. What a great come back story.

"Pumpkin"

Thanks for sharing the link, Catherine. I was not aware of it previously...

Judith Hart

Laurie C
What a great and informative video Thank you, keep them coming.....Yes, I think it was that finger....Dr. Sharpe, is he a married man?

Coleen
Enjoyed the information on the nests that you photograph. Do any of your eagles have tags or bands that you've noticed?

Laurie C.

Judith, I don't know if he's married but he sure is good looking, isn't he!!

Catherine

Pumpkin - Can you believe the size of that nest? It's the largest I've ever seen. Too bad that they seem to prefer the top part where we sometimes only see their rear ends.

Judith Hart

Laurie, reminded me of Kevin Costner dangling from the line in The Guardian.

The storm is now on it's way to all of us in the east. Mavis, watch out, looks like more severe thunderstorms heading your way.
Getting very windy in the mountains in NC...should start through here around 7:00 tonight.

"Pumpkin"

Catherine, that nest is HUGE! The only eagle's nest that I've seen that may come close is one in Decorah IA which was used until this year.

Mavis

6:42 AM EDT April 12th

Good morning, Mr. John! You keep a smile on your face because you deserve a good day...

beamg

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Train eastbound from Durant!

Good morning everyone! It's another gray day with a temp of 37° but no rain at the moment. No snow either and that's even better! There is a bit of wind but doesn't look too bad.

TGIF everyone!

sally glowicki

Amen to Mavis' post. Mr. John, we know you are doing the best you can w/getting us back online. We so appreciate your efforts!

Cristine

Good Morning everyone! I miss seeing our Alcoa eagle family when I wake up in the mornings. It's been my habit to "tune-in" immediately when I get up, while I'm having my morning cup of tea. I also miss all of the conversations and comments. So quiet. I know Mr. John and Alcoa are doing their very best. Thank you for giving us this wonderful experience. As I know it has for many, it's become a part of my life.

beamg

Laurie C, I just watched the video about restoring bald eagles to the Channel Islands. WOW! What a success story! So many years to finally say all their work paid off and what a lesson in patience. Thank you for sharing that.

I've made the rounds of other nests but it's not the same as our Alcoa nest and I miss it too. My day just seems a little discombobulated without seeing Liberty, Justice, Glory and Honor. I tell myself to be patient, get another cup of coffee and try to catch up on things that have been neglected around here. I'd rather be watching the nest!

Mr. John and Alcoa, wishing you lots of luck as you work to restore the camera feed. And hope you have a great weekend!

I see that temps in the 70s are predicted for Sunday. Oh I hope that's true! :)

Barbara Lester

Hope you get the camera back on soon....miss checking in on the nest several times a day! You do an amazing job of keeping us informed and I so appreciate this opportunity to see these magnificent birds and watch their little ones mature. God bless you!!

Annette Kryske

7:41 AM PDT This how I would normally start my day by saying Good Morning America, then I see my little family doing their things.Am a little disappointed, but I do understand things break down, & cannot be fixed immediately.
So, I will be on my way to the bowling alley this mornning, & hope I do as well as I did yesterdays games. 177,181,164 no hanicap. If I must say so that is pretty good for an old 85 yr.old. The lanes were in geat condition yesterday. That makes a big difference, I hope when I get back this noon, my little fiends at Alcoa Land will be on camera.Have a Great Morning.Mr. John ......

Donna Klingensmith

What's happening to the babies??? We need updates.

Judith Hart

This is a link that shows some of the work Dr. Peter Sharpe, Bioliogist, is involved in.
Great pictures as you scroll down, please read to see what they found in the eagles enclosure.
Introduction to Pimu & Pee’ ech .... originally known as Hyde.


Two permanently injured eagles are cared for by the IWS and it is hoped that they can be trained to be used for educational purposes in the near future.

One is a Bald Eagle ... her name is Pimu and the other is a Golden Eagle and his name was Hyde but he is now known as Pee’ ech.

Pimu has lived alone in her avairy on Catalina Island for quite some time ... cared for by Dr Peter Sharpe and Steffani Jijón

......... but that is about to change!

http://z7.invisionfree.com/CHIL_EagleCAM/index.php?showtopic=3014&st=0&#last

Mavis

Donna...Mr. John cannot see into the nest...it is 80 feet up in the air!

Mavis

Judith...that site..Channel Island Eagles...that is really a good one. Everyone should visit it during this downtime. Thank you...I bookmarked it as it is a site I want to revisit for sure.

Judith Hart

Mavis, Laurie C posted that video.

Nancy

Thanks for all you do! I don't envy anyone trying to work on a camera that close to an eagle's nest with young ones in it.

Mavis

Judith...sorry..I was referring to post #66..about the Channel Island Forum:

This is a link that shows some of the work Dr. Peter Sharpe, Bioliogist, is involved in.
Great pictures as you scroll down, please read to see what they found in the eagles enclosure.
Introduction to Pimu & Pee’ ech .... originally known as Hyde.


Two permanently injured eagles are cared for by the IWS and it is hoped that they can be trained to be used for educational purposes in the near future.

One is a Bald Eagle ... her name is Pimu and the other is a Golden Eagle and his name was Hyde but he is now known as Pee’ ech.

Pimu has lived alone in her avairy on Catalina Island for quite some time ... cared for by Dr Peter Sharpe and Steffani Jijón

......... but that is about to change!

http://z7.invisionfree.com/CHIL_EagleCAM/index.php?showtopic=3014&st=0&#last

Posted by: Judith Hart | April 12, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Judith Hart

I get it Mavis, Duh!

"Pumpkin"

OT: Earlier this morning, beamg used an expression in post #62 that I had not heard since I left the QC area in the late '60's. The word she used was "discombobulated". That post got me thinking about other words or phrases that many of the 'seniors' on this site might be familiar with, but may no longer use... Therefore while the cam is down, I thought that we might enjoy sharing some of those expressions that are PC enough to use on this site?

I'll begin with the expression, "What in the Sam Hill do you think you're doing?" Now back in my childhood I believed that Sam's last name stood for another location that is spelled almost the same, but uses another vowel. Only after I retired did I have cause to reconsider when my husband and I were on a road trip out West. While driving along the Columbia River, we noted signage that would lead us to Maryhill Washington, a community that was built in the early 1900's by Samuel Hill and contains a full sized replica of the British Stonehenge which was dedicated as a memorial to those who died in WWI. I could almost hear local town folks commenting, "What do you think your doing" in reference to Sam Hill's construction site. I will always believe that the expression originated in central Washington state when referring to Mr. Hill and his Stonehenge which he constructed out of cement.

Judith Hart

NWS Forecast for: 3 Miles SSE Davenport IA
Issued by: National Weather Service Quad Cities, IA/IL
Last Update: 12:02 pm CDT Apr 12, 2013

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This Afternoon: Isolated showers. Cloudy, with a high near 44. Breezy, with a west wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Cloudy, with a low around 32. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Breezy.

Mavis

Judith...that sounds like the perfect forecast for a good weekend. The eagles will love the temps. A little windy but not too bad most of the time...and not a lot of rain. About time for them to relax and enjoy for a change. Thanks for posting.

James K

I hate to change the subject here but do we even know if the eagles are still there, are OK, if there are any casualities? I don't mean to sound snide but it doesn't take this long to fix a camera/feed...I did it for a living.

Denny

you did it for a living right next to an occupied eagle nest.. I don't think so

sandi m

good on you, Denny, great answer. The nest is up 70 ft in a tree, for Pete's sake and why would anyone want to disturb an eagles nest? I seen what happened when a hawk got real close. How many eagles have invited you to climb up a tree to see how they are doing, James? Mr. Riches, thank you. We will see what we see when we see it.

Dadfsr

@James-how many times did you have to get a Federal permit to work on a camera???

joefromnc

@ James K....I don't think you meant to sound snide but looking at the commentary from Alcoa at the top of the threads titled "Power Bumps" and "Camera Update" and reading other posts from Alcoa's Mr. John - the nest nor the camera were struck by lightning.He reported seeing one of the parents in the nest but obviously has no way to see inside the nest from the ground. He indicated the problem is not necessarily related to the camera being struck by lightning but due to some other electrical problems.That is all he knows and can tell us now.We cannot nor should not expect an hour by hour commentary on the progress of the repairs.I imagine the troubleshooting and repairs are being accomplished as expeditiously as possible but that is not for us to judge.All we can do is wait,watch and wish the best for the nest and the Eagles and be assured that Alcoa is doing everything possible to restore the feed.The "fix" may take a while so we just have to be patient.

Lynn Ziegler

For anyone who wants to watch another eagle nest while we are waiting for our eagle cam to get fixed you can go to http://mnbound.com/live-eagle-cam/ . Thias nest is in Minnesota and the eggs are due to hatch any day. Good luck Mr. John with your repairs. Sure do miss seeing the little eaglets. HAGD all

beamg

James K, if you're tuning in today, I refer you to post 35 under this thread. It's from John Riches who is the person to update us as to how things are going with the nest, the eagles and eaglets and the camera. In post 35 he assures us that the tree and camera were NOT struck by lightening and the camera issue is related to the static charge in the area when the storm hit the vacinity. Mr. John Riches would have informed us if there was anything wrong with the nest and/or the eagles.

Judith, the link to the work of Dr. Peter Sharpe was awesome! Full of so much interesting info that I'm going to have to go back and see if I missed anything. Thank you for that. What an interesting and rewarding job he has!

Lynn Z, the MNBound eagle cam is great! I have been checking it off and on but not yet today. The last I saw the nest had a lot of snow and it was still snowing slightly. The hatch watch is on with tomorrow being the possible date for the 1st hatch. AND it's Harmon's nest! Who could forget Harmon? He captured our hearts and word spread quickly about him.

Just a bit ago the sun was shining but suddenly it's overcast out there. Tomorrow we are suppose to have a high of 70°! YEA! I hope so. Have a great day everyone. :)

Coleen Perilloux Landry

Ohhhh, I hope the cam can be fixed. They'll be little teenagers soon.

Cristine

Beamg.. Thanks for finding that post from Mr. John reassuring us that it was not a lightening strike on the camera or the tree that is causing the issue! I remember him posting it, but had no idea where :) Lynn.. Appreciate the link to the Minnesota nest. Great camera. They are on pip watch today. The sitting parent got off the eggs while I was watching so I could see them, and the other parent flew in with some more nesting materials, so there is a lot of action in the nest this morning! Have a great day everyone.

beamg

Cristine, you're welcome. I just happened to make a note of it just in case it was needed.

I'd like to add that the Alcoa eagle's nest is such a huge thing in the Quad City area that it would be in the headlines of local papers and on the local news stations if anything happened to it! So, at this point, NWZ.....for all of us.

Pat

Is the eagle family okay? With lightning that close, just wondering!

Mavis

Pat, you should read the post just before yours...just hit previous..it is post #85.

The babies are in a nest 80 ft up and no one can see in to give a report. I can tell you this...Mr. John has always been pretty straight with us and he is good to give updates. If ANYTHING seemed amiss to him, I feel sure he would have told us. This was not the first bad storm for this eagle family and they did just fine. The tree did not take a direct hit, so until we hear otherwise, we are staying in the NWZ (no worry zone).

I understand the MN Bound eagle site is having their first pipping right now. A lot of excitment and everyone may want to check in there for a look. Also the Alcoa Osprey Cam is another good place to visit while we wait on this live feed to be restored.

Cherrycarol

I just got back from going to Alcoa. I saw one parent sitting in the tree. The nest looks fine. I'll post a PICTURE ON OTHER TALK. FINALLY GOT SUNNY OUT. CAROL

Judith Hart

Thanks Carol, we appreciate you taking the time to go over there, and giving us the update.

Catherine

The following link is of the Richmond VA 2012 season. It is a long video (about 26 minutes)Starts with Mom and Dad and includes mating, laying of two eggs, hatching of two eggs and many feedings of babies. Then it skips to branching stage. Really good shots of branching and fledging.

There is not a cam this year as the parents chose another nest that does not have a camera.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/23803079

Cherrycarol

Aaron Maurer in the tweets section has some get pictures of the family. Just click on the .com & they will come up. He has them from day 1. Really neat to see how much they have grown. & I no we will see it when the cam comes back on. Carol

Bakers in Texas

Know you guys are working on it but we are having withdrawals not being able to follow them . Sure they are going to be double in size by time camera comes back on. Thanks for the awesome job you guys do can not wait to buy some shirts let us know when the new ones are up .

Judith Hart

Aurora Borealis Tonight In North America For Rare Light Show​​.......

Aurora Borealis can be seen tonight in Seattle, New York, Pittsburgh, Washington, and parts of the US Midwest. Forecasters call for a rare spectacular light show.

Thanks to a big solar flare that left the Sun Thursday, Accuweather.com is generating some buzz online by predicting a “dazzling” light show tonight.

“The flare is also expected to cause vibrant northern lights from the Arctic as far south as New York, the Dakotas, Washington and Michigan, with a smaller possibility of it going into Pennsylvania and Iowa, even Kansas. The lights are currently estimated for 8 p.m. EDT Saturday arrival, with a possible deviation of up to seven hours. If the radiation hits much after dark settles on the East Coast the lights may be missed and will instead only be visible for the West.”

Nancy

Thanks for the heads up, Judith. I'm afraid we are getting rainy/icy weather here in the Pacific Northwest so I am not hopeful of seeing the "light show". Darn! But maybe we'll get a break in the weather and get lucky. Thanks again!

Jo

WOW...finally caught up with the posts after not reading them since the 10th. Like everyone else, I'm having withdrawal which means I'm an eagleholic! LOL Guess that's just one more "holic" since I'm also a chocoholic, too. Oh well, chocolate is ALMOST as good as watching the eagle family. Mr. John, keep on keeping on and get that camera up as swiftly as you can, PLEASE!! THANKS!

Cherrycarol

GOOD MORNING WE HAD SOME RAIN LAST NIGHT BUT NOT MUCH. GOING TO BE 70 TODAY. SO A NICE DAY FOR OUR FAMILY! HAVE A GOOD DAY EVERYONE. CAROL

beamg

Hey CAROL thanks for taking the time yesterday to go check on the nest and reporting that you found everything to be OK! Sure appreciate that. 70 will feel so good today and maybe some windows can even be opened.

Maybe tomorrow will be a majic Monday and the cam will be restored. Fingers crossed! Have a great day everyone.

Cherrycarol

Your welcome. I had to go see for myself too!! lol 75 & windows open!

Coleen Perilloux Landry

Ohhhh, please, please, please fix the camera. Last night we had more than 3 1/2 inches of rain. Lots of lightning and hail, too. All of our babies, eagles and egrets, took a pounding in southeastern Louisiana.

Judith Hart

Yes, we need the camera fixed, I'll bet we're all doing work around the house, things we've neglected since we've been watching this.
If you need a little help, I'll volunteer to be lowered into the nest by helicopter line. I'm a lightweight, so no high winds please.

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