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March 10, 2014

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Bea Griffore

Thank you Alcoa! Fingers crossed for success today. :) :) :)

Mavis

Whoa! Mr. John...wonderful news!

If anyone wants the music to stay...speak up now!! Hmmmm... Silence!!!!

Yeah!! You CAN do this!! I have faith.

Cristine

I am up Eagle friends! Having my morning cup of tea as we speak :) Looks like a lot going on this morning.

Alcoa, that is great that you are trying to fix the music situation from the ground.
Wait! Picture and sound are back on! I hear a sparrow chirping but.... no music. Could it be?????????

Cristine

Maybe the sound of the wind is drowning out the sound of the music, maybe not? Now a flock of those goofy geese is flying by. Love that sound.
10:30 CT Justice flies in with great fanfare, and Liberty immediately gets off the eggs and takes off.

Cristine

O.K. So now where did you all go? I feel like I'm talking to myself, like somebody else I know :)

Mavis

Cristine...we are just giving you time to catch up...you are running behind this morning, NO MUSIC?? Wonderful..

Roger...the yellow light is the computer cursor that sometimes is left onscreen What appears on the computer screen, goes to the upstream and we get it. We have noticed in the past, that when the yellow cursor appears, we sometimes go offline shortly afterwards. This time, I think it was left on the screen by accident.

Bea...no one is jerking you around....FB is still not sure who you are!!

Off to the nest to NOT hear the music! Love it!!

Mavis

Mr. John, you just gotta tell us....how easy was the fix? What was the problem? There has been so much speculation...so please tell us.

beamg

Cristine - LOL....It's nice to have someone else talk to themselves once in a while! I did that so much last year I'm sure people thought I was a pain in the you-know-what. Glad you here today!

Mavis, FB still not sure who I am? Keep 'em guessing! Wait till you see what I come up with next. hehehehehehe!

Things do sound better! Three cheers for Alcoa and Mr. John!

The train, the geese, other chattering birds, back-up truck beeps - I swear it sounds like spring! Even the wind is ok today. All is well at the nest.

Bea Griffore

Shoot - forgot to log back in with fb! Darn codes anyway.

Mavis

Bea...I don't know what your are smoking this morning...but you can mail me some...I don't have near the energy that you do!!

Judith Hart

I don't think any of you are hearing well today....the music is still there!

Mavis

This is too funny...I hear music...but it is gospel or CW....not hispanic. What a hoot!! I'll take it! It is not loud...but it is there.

Cristine

Yep. It's still there.

Bea Griffore

Yup, I hear it too but really faint. I don't think I can hear it on the TTV cam.

Mavis, what energy are you talking about? It might be my coffee. I started making it stronger one day when I thought it tasted like I had reused my grounds. shhhh, if it's something else we can't alert anyone to it. lol

Cristine, does it feel like spring at your house today?

CristineNelson1

I am going to sign in with Twitter, so don't let my avatar throw you off. I get tired of putting in the codes, too. :) I guess the wind was just drowning out the music earlier. I am just grateful to have sound at all. The silence earlier was deafening. I know I'm a little weird, but sometimes I almost find comfort in the music, although at times it gets a little irritating when it's really loud and repetitious.

CristineNelson1

I've been outside a couple of times this morning and yes.... it does feel like Spring!
Could be close to 60 by this afternoon, here SE of the nest. Got my sheets in the wash right now, and even thinking about hanging them on my clothesline. Love it, love it, love it.
My birds are going crazy. Saw 4 robins in my yard when I woke up this morning.

EER

I am totally confused with all these sounds of geese,trains,trucks beeping,wind,birds yacking and music. Now some say it has got religion?? Wow, think I will go back for my second cup of joe. Miss or I should say Mrs Liberty is sailing along in her tree top boat,eggs are warm and all is right with the world.Dare I say Spring has sprung,or something like that. First week of April will be here before we know it.

CristineNelson1

1:05 CT
Justice still on the nest. As far as I know, he has been there since 10:30 CT. Liberty must be off enjoying her freedom and this beautiful day. Maybe fishing? I'm headed outside to my porch on the South-side of my house and soak up a little sunshine.

Annette Kryske

11:11 PDT I Can't tell who is in the nest yet. Just a little squiggling, and now relaxing. Am listeing to the loud train whistles, wind,and a bit of background music&Birds. I just lowered the sound and all of a sudden, I hear quite a bit of more squawking from many birds. Sounds pretty loud now. Must be something that is bothering them, though L or J don't seem bothered by it. That's all that counts.

CristineNelson1

Latest from Terry Swails......a dynamic storm system set to move into our area tomorrow night. Possibility of snow :( Winds will also be a factor with gusts of 30-35 MPH. A Winter Weather Advisory (or even a Winter Storm Warning) is possible for parts of the Q.C. area in the next 24 hours. Spring is not here yet. At least we got a taste of it today.

EER

Oh dear, Cristine,I don't know about those ugly words you mention,like "dynamic storm system" and "possibility of snow". We have to let poor Liberty and Justice get a break and get their family started. She looks so happy sitting in the sunshine,adjusting the straw,yelling for Justice or turning the eggs. She has been brave and let those noise geese or trains not bother her. We still have about three weeks plus til eaglet break out time. Think sunshine,good thoughts.Yes!

Coleen Perilloux Landry

Since the music never did bother me, I won't comment.
I see another big storm headed for the midwest and east. I surely hope Liberty and Justice are on the outside edge of it. It is to be a snow storm. I remember last year watching her all night covering her babies with her wings spread and when morning came you could not tell her from the surrounds because she was all covered with snow. Love that mama bird.

Patsy Campbell

Love watching this!

amberdawn

I can't believe I didn't know about eagles4kids.com ... so sad. I don't know if I want to show my kids or not!!!!! But that is nature, I know...

Lots of good postings today and yesterday!

Bea Griffore

One good thing about DST I guess is that it stays light later. We're about to see that evening glow at the nest that looks so warm and inviting.

Cristine, good way to get around the codes! Now if you could just get Terry Swails to take back his forecast.....yuck! But we should know that's not at all unusual for springtime in the midwest! I think we get teasers about every year.

I can get both cam feeds at the same time so I just turn off the sound for the nest view cam and can hear the surrounding sounds just fine. I think it's J on the nest? and he has a feather stuck on his beak.

Later folks.

R L ML

I lucked out and saw a nest change at 6:05 nest time. The one stood up and left just as I tuned in and the other arrived 2 minutes later. I don't try to make any guess on who is who.

Mavis

OK...who has been fooling with the radio channel? I heard gospet or CW this morning. I just turned up my sound and I hear the same Hispanic station again. I want my CW back! And it was real low, too...

MN Bound laid her second egg today. Rebecca posted it on OT. I am going to guess 3 eggs for her this year. That is a nice nest...home of Harmon....the nation's sweetheart. Someone said he was spotted back this year...but I may be wrong.

R L ML...I missed the switch out this evening. Glad you saw and reported it.

Amber, I hear you about Lucy. I can't unwrap my mind from her story. It may be nature...but nature can be cruel. The biggest danger to the eagles is MAN...Lucy is another example. They suspect she was caught in a trap and suffered her injuries from that. Sad.

Cristine...hope you didn't get sun burned this morning when you went out to soak in some rays. Bea is probably already turning tan. And...Cherrycarol is probably home by now and just in time for the new storm brewing. Life has been marching to a wild and hard beat this year.

Julie

LOL I Missed all the excitement today!!!
It was so beautiful I spent all day outside but I do hear the famous spanish radio still, but it looks like our birdie is tucked in for the night.. have a wonderful day everyone!

CristineNelson1

10:30 P.M. CT Just checking in on Liberty before I "hit the hay". My NV seem to be frozen. Anybody else having that problem? The TTV is working, however. Strange.

What a great day! Apparently it was the warmest day we have had in 3 1/2 months. Hope everyone got to enjoy it. All I know is that my sheets smell very, very, good ;)

Meet you at the nest tomorrow.

Mavis

7:39 EDT Mar 11

Nice and peaceful this morning...been trying to check on the nest but NV is offline and TTV has the Apple pop-up in the middle of the screen.

Cherrycarol

Good morning Back home & back to work. This is going to take awhile to get used to again. Got home late so haven't unpacked yet. It will take all week to get back to norm while working. I hope they can get the audio fixed. that will make more viewers happy. Good luck Mr John!!Have to get ready here we go!! Carol At least I brought back some warm weather. lol

Bea Griffore

Hi Mavis, I see the same thing. :(

Bea Griffore

Aloha Carol! Glad you made it back safe and sound and everyone is grateful for that warm weather. How did you do that? lol Now, take your time trying to re-adjust. That unpacking is as hard as packing so don't over do it.

I'm hearing those geese again and love it! Lots of other bird noises too. Now go away Apple pop-up!

Mavis

8:50 EDT

Pop up STILL there so that knocks out TTV....NV still offline...

Bea Griffore

Mavis, now you did it - both cams offline.

Bea Griffore

9:03 EST YEA both cams back and shhhhhh I do not hear music! I DO hear the train and geese and that's real music to my ears!

Bea Griffore

Ok sorry folks I'm adjusting too - time should be EDT. Half the time I don't know what time it is or what time zone I'm in. But it's early yet - I'll get there.

Adult quietly sitting on the nest and I'm not even going to guess which one. Lots of straw tucked in all around and happy birds singing away. Life is good!

EER

Good morning all. The sound of silence is a beautiful thing. There are bird sounds off and on and Liberty or Justice on the eggs adjusting the straw just so. Even the geese and train are quiet this AM for now,at least. Can spring be just around the corner? I hope so. I am tired of the winter routine. Saw an adult on a tree off at a distance just over the camera,Justice? Who ever it was left and started the day with a fish for Liberty soon. That nest is taking on the nice look that Liberty and Justice are famous for,lots of straw for the babies. Thank you Mr. John and Alcoa crew that have worked on the sound.

R L ML

Carol thanks for the warm weather you brought back. At my doctor's visit yesterday he claimed he brought it back from Jamaica. Carol I'm still wondering if they let you bring the egg you laeided there home with you.

scott

hi watching from scotland uk can someone tell me is that sparrows nesting in the eagles nest wow there brave

Cristine

So far, so good. I keep expecting the music to crop up at any moment..... but maybe not!
Nice mild temps again today, but now we are under a Winter Weather Advisory here SE of the nest. More snow and wind starting tonight sometime, after first starting as rain.

Scott, welcome! You have a good eye. Yes. Those are sparrows that are living in the bottom of the nest. Last year, they were given the nickname of "Fearless" and friends. Very fitting, don't you think? They, and the eagles don't seem to mind each other.

Have a great day!

Chuck Howarth

@Scott: Yes there are sparrows (the little gray ones), an starlings (the little bit bigger black ones), and yes they are brave.

Chuck Howarth

@ Mister John: My 2 cents..
If you are reading this, I think you have the mike volume on both cameras turned up to far (this should be adjustable), they should not be more than 50%, We are hearing to many sounds, #1 We should not be hearing the back up beeper of a truck that is 1/4 mile away at the truck terminal at the storage tanks to the west of the nest. #2 we should not be hearing the rushing sound from the river, over the wind sound. #3 We should be hearing the eagle calls and the small birds in the nest and the train.
Our settings on our computers/iPads/smart phones/etc. should also only be set to 50% or less, and the volume setting on the two camera views (lower left hand corner) should not be set to more than 50%.
The above settings if all are set to 50% or less, we should still be able to hear the eagle calls/ducks/ small birds/ train/ etc. and NOT hear the music....

Chuck Howarth

Another thing for Mr. John. I don't think the music is bleed over in the equipment. I think it is a radio at the truck terminal to the west of the nest, and is being picked up by the camera mic's as they are turned up to high.
As I said in my above post, we should NOT hear the truck backup beepers, unless they were right under the nest not from 1/4 mile away...

Judith Hart

UH OH....ZILCH!

Bea Griffore

Judith, UH OH for me too. "File not found" and no nest cam views at all. :)

Cristine

Judith and Bea....No problems on my laptop.

Bea Griffore

Cristine, how did you get so lucky? I'm on a laptop too. Maybe I need to sign out and see what happens.

@Chuck, how do you know where the trucks are that we are hearing? Just wondering....

Judith Hart

Cristine, You'll be joining us soon.
Chucks fault...he was the last one on when it went out :(

Judith Hart

I have the TTV back on the iPad.
Bea, Can't figure out your new picture, is that you in a pen with a shotgun or a fiddle?

e3fan

Please, no more music! The nature sounds at this nest are just beautiful, would love to hear just that. Thank you John! ♥

beamg

Well, I signed out, shut down, rebooted, re-installed adobe flash player.....still nothing for cam views. I don't even see the tweets. UG! One of these days I'm going to wish I had an iPad, maybe. I can barely keep up as it is without groaning daily about something.

Judith, I might belong in a pen but it isn't me. I took that pic at De Soto Memorial Park yesterday at a demonstration given by park rangers showing us the weapons used by De Soto, his group of explorers and the indians. This weapon is an arquebus and I got lucky with my camera capturing the gun powder igniting like a ball of fire. Pretty dangerous and not accurate at all!

I'm posting this one without my FB login.

Bea Griffore

Well, now I can see the tweets but still no cam views. I just get file not found." Very weird with no quotation mark at the beginning but it's at the end. I was happy with the way it was this morning.

Phoey! I'm going to take a nap.

Chuck Howarth

@Bea, and any one else (I did post this in OT).
Here is where the trucks are in reference to the nest.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v18/WrongNo2/Alcoa%20Eagle%20Cam/ALCOAtrucks.gif

R L ML

Sound like your computer is befuddled, too.
Saw L or J turning the eggs and it looked like the egg partly hidden by the Alcoa branch was rolled out into better view.

CristineNelson1

2:30 nest time... changing of the guard :)

Bea Griffore

R L ML, you just cracked me up! Befuddled is right! Now the good news is that I have the cam views back. YEA!

Chuck, I checked your link. Is that a live pic from today? And do the trucks not move from there? I guess my point is that hearing the back up beeps from the trucks seems as normal as hearing the train whistle and I don't even see train tracks on your pic. It also seems to me that trucks could be expected to be below the nest since we know Alcoa has dropped off straw recently and Alcoa emplyees have used that building below the nest to pack boxes of food for dsitribution, just to name a couple of things. Oh well. You have your opinion and are entitled to it.

Right now the sounds all sound normal to me and the wind is blowing as usual in Iowa making the nest bob around and up and down.

CristineNelson1

Chuck...That was my question, too. In the pic do you know where the train tracks are in relation to the nest? Just curious.

Bea... glad everything is working for you again! That is SO frustrating.

Chuck Howarth

The photo is from Google Earth, date 5/20/12.
The red lines are the railroad.
Nest is in lower right corner.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v18/WrongNo2/Alcoa%20Eagle%20Cam/ALCOAtrain.gif

Coleen Perilloux Landry

I am so happy to follow this eagle pair and watch nature at its best that I don't mind beeps from trucks or even music. I love to hear the railroad noises too, reminds me that we are in America. Where else can you have such a glorious treat?
I hope the weather bypasses Liberty and Justice's nest. Perhaps it is the last hurrah of winter, although when I lived in Pennsylvania the last snow was April 27, so we can never predict. Thank you, Alcoa.

Judith Hart

I've found a site where you can help search for the missing Malaysian Jet. It's done by satellite imagery by Digital Globe. The site crashed earlier, now it's working again.
http://www.tomnod.com/nod/challenge/malaysiaairsar2014

amberdawn

I didn't hear the music today either, and that makes me happy. I'm like Colleen, though. I'm just happy to have the cams and sound. Complaining about the music (although it is annoying and I've done my fair share of complaining) reminds me of when I pass out suckers as a special treat to my students and they complain about what flavor they got. :)
Smiles!

amberdawn

Amazing link, Judith. Thanks!

amberdawn

Mom and Dad at Berry have been hanging out in the nice weather with baby for awhile now!

Mavis

7:24 PM EDT MAR 11

Man, thank goodness I picked today to be gone. I get myself in so much trouble...good thing my cupboards were bare today and I was hungry.

Judy, however did you find that link? Terrific..people can actually help look for signs of the plane. I wonder if this is a mystery or if it was hijacked to another country. I guess not, because our gov't would surely know and tell us.

Scott from Scotland...you have a good eye. Most of those birds actually live in the lower tiers of the nest. I imagine they benefit the nest by helping to keep it free of bugs and ants. Just my thinking. I have never seen the eagles go after them...and they know when not to go up on top of the nest. They are fun to watch and add a lot of morning chatter, which I love. Some of us call it the "nest hotel". Hope you post more often.

Other than Cristine's changing of the guard and R L's egg rolling, I didn't read much about L and J so it must have been a nice, peaceful day at the nest...they deserved a good day.

I just checked the nest...no music...you did good, Mr. John.

Cristine

7:23 P.M. Nest time...... Liberty flies in and takes over "night duty" from Justice.

Judith Hart

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL
ILLINOIS...NORTHWEST ILLINOIS...WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...EAST
CENTRAL IOWA...NORTHEAST IOWA...SOUTHEAST IOWA AND NORTHEAST
MISSOURI.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT.
THE SNOW WILL BE MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY AT TIMES OVER
PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST IOWA...WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST ILLINOIS
WHERE 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SLUSHY...WET SNOW ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE.
1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER MUCH OF
THE REST OF THE OUTLOOK AREA. THE SNOW WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY
STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS AT 20 TO 30 MPH WHICH WILL RESULT IN PERIODS
OF LOW VISIBILITY. THE SNOW WILL BE WET IN NATURE AND THEREFORE
SHOULD LIMIT ANY BLOWING AND DRIFTING. THERE STILL REMAINS
UNCERTAINTY WITH THE TRACK AND STRENGTH OF THIS STORM SYSTEM...
WHICH WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON LOCATION AND AMOUNTS. PLEASE STAY TUNED
TO LATER FORECASTS.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT TONIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY
MORNING FOR PORTIONS OF THE OUTLOOK AREA SOUTH AND EAST OF THE
QUAD CITIES. PLEASE REFER TO OUR WINTER WEATHER PRODUCTS FOR MORE
DETAILS.

AREA RIVERS ARE EXPERIENCING FLOODING. PLEASE SEE THE LATEST
FLOOD STATEMENTS AND FLOOD WARNINGS FOR DETAILS.


Cristine

I swear I just heard thunder. Looking at the radar right now, I probably did. Haven't heard that since the "thunder snow" episode :) Rain is moving in, running along a line just South of the nest. The wind is really starting to howl here.

Cristine

Little ice pellets are now hitting my windows, scaring my cats. Hope this doesn't move a little North to the nest. Liberty sleeping so peaceful right now. Whoa!! Now it's turned into pea-sized hail! Cats have headed for the basement :) Really thundering now.

Bea Griffore

Stay safe Cristine! Follow the cats if it gets too bad.

Looks pretty windy at the nest but Liberty has her head tucked in while her head feathers are blowing. I just saw lightening!I don't see anything hitting the nest yet but every once in a while it sounds like maybe ice pellets or rain.

Judith, one of these days you're going to get to post better weather for the nest area, right?

I'm going to watch for a while yet and see what happens.

Mavis

10:17 PM EDT

Just checked the nest. Train was passing through...boy was it a squeaker...I don't know how Lib sleeps through it. The nest looks nice and dry but dampness is always difficult to tell with the cam...but I think it is dry. Maybe the rain/slush will miss the nest. I did hear the music...just for the record...it doesn't matter any more...I'm just glad I can hear the train and the birds...anything else, I can turn the volume down.

Goodnight everyone

Cristine

Just waiting for the rain to change to snow at this point. It's nothing too serious. I just have a couple of "scaredy-cats" living in my house :) Still looks calm at the nest.

Cristine

10:00 nest time: Liberty wide awake and listening to something. Headlights now under the nest.

Coleen Perilloux Landry

Checking Liberty before I turn in at 11 p.m. New Orleans time. When I see her sleeping there in her nest in the middle of nowhere I think "what a very brave girl".

Jo

How can anyone hear anything over the noise of the wind or maybe that's static added in?

Mavis, I'm hoping for a 3rd egg at MNBound too ;) We may get our wish tomorrow or Friday. Time will tell.

Jo

BTW Eagle in nest is just fine even in all that wind ;)

Bea Griffore

3-12-14 7:03am CST Good Morning!

Wasn't sure what I'd see at the nest this morning but everything looks dry in black and white. L has been awake but now looks like she is drifting off again. Looks like the wind has died down from what it was last night.

bbl...coffee time.

Cherrycarol

good morning No snow. Great!! I missed the forcast so maybe we missed it.All looks good in the nest. Off to work I go on my day off. Too many people want there hair done & I need mine done too!! HAGD everyone.

Mavis

8:29 AM EDT

It is hailing at the nest...not hard yet but you can see the small hail drops bounce around. The little birds are not chattering that much right now...it is really quiet and peaceful. Bea is right, the wind has died down.

Cristine, I guess you made it through the storm ok? The lightning woke me up at 3 this morning....rain was hard. I went back to bed and listened to the rain...was a nice sound.

Good morning, Bea...just wanted you to know I'm listening to you. Cherrycarol is up too...she always is.

Judith Hart

It looks like most of the storm is passing east of the nest, probably headed my direction. Here's the loop radar.
http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=DVN&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

Bea Griffore

Carol, Mavis, Judith - good to have company!

Well, the wind is back and things are bouncing around. I missed the hail that went through but I see something now in the NV - Flakes? Rain? Hail? Hard to tell for sure.

Judith, if this weather gets to you, just stay in a watch it. I'm sure your cupboards are still well stocked.

later...

Mavis

I'm seeing the same thing, Bea...not sure what it is.

I learned something new on my iPad just now. Cheryl R taught me how to toggle back and forth between comment tab and video without losing the video!! So excited with that new lesson. Thank you, Cheryl!

Wind is still brisk...and am happy that whatever it is that is hitting the nest is light...not a heavy downpour. Judy...looks like you may get 60mph wind gusts tonight with chill factor of -1º. Get ready to start the fireplace up.

Fire in NYC looks bad..

Cristine

Good morning! Woke up this morning to everything covered in white again here, SE of the nest. However, we only got less than an inch of snow, I would say. Most of our precip. last night came as rain, and that crazy ice and hail. The cats have come out of the basement and don't seem too traumatized by the happenings :) Still a little light snow (big flakes) coming down at the moment. Maybe that is what you are seeing, Bea?

Looks like the Q.C. Metro missed the whole thing, as they were on the very Northern edge of the storm. I am glad Liberty and Justice did not get any of that hail. It pretty much covered my deck at one point.

Not sure if the sun is coming out today or not. Only a high of 32, but I am not complaining, compared to all of that below zero "stuff" we have had.

Welcome home, Cherrycarol! Good to have you back safe and sound. Those flights are a real struggle I know, especially for people like me who can't sleep on a plane. Hope yours were good.

Back to the nest!

Cristine

10:05 Nest time...changing of the guard.

Cristine

Sun is coming out! Blue skies ahead.

R L ML

Changing of the guard at 10:05 was also a straw delivery almost covering the sitter who wasn't in any hurry to leave. Finally left and the deliverer settled down to arrange the new straw.

Mavis

Is Berry mom is stress? I heard there was an adult intruder at the nest earlier. I've been watching...saw who I thought was Dad in the branch above the nest. Then I saw big wings flapping in the nest...went back to nest view...just saw mom...but highly distressed and yelling....guarding baby...don't know what is going on. Does anyone else?

Mavis

Both mom and dad took off in chase at Berry...high alert going on there...

Cristine

Lost the sun again :( Hope it's only temporary. Mavis.... I missed all the excitement at the Berry nest. Do you know if it's Mom or Dad in the nest right now with the little one?

Jo

♫Rock-a-by Eagle in the tree top, ♪ when the wind blows the cradle will rock♫

Liberty in nest tucking all that beautiful straw up around herself and she seems just fine. I'm thankful I don't hear music, however, all I do hear is static, wind with bouts of silence where I can hear nature sounds and a few squee's from Liberty. I'm LOVING it!

By the way, Scott from Scotland, those little birds you see, the sparrows, one last year used to climb up into the nest while the E's were there. I nicknamed him Fearless! I haven't seen the larger black ones brave going up onto the nest though. Think I'll name them Chicken Littles ;)

Nice to see things are going well though. Thanks Mr. John, for "fixing" the sound. It will be nice hearing the hatchlings squee, when the time comes, rather than hearing them speak in Spanish ;)

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Mavis

I am just now seeing your post, Cristine...been at Berry. Berry Mom has a lot of black on her beak...looks like dirt..but it is not. Both are in the nest right now. On high alert but things appear ok. There definitely was something that caused both of them to give chase and leave junior alone. I never saw the adult intruder that I heard about earlier...just know something upset both parents.

The nest is gently rocking at our nest...makes me sleepy to watch. Seems like a good day for them.

Jo

Quick fly about by Liberty. Was on and off in seconds rather than minutes. She must have taken a "potty break" ;)

Coleen Perilloux Landry

Berry nest scare was a juvenile eagle sitting in the tree, no problem.
I have yet to see a "straw" delivery, would so like to see that. Next year, I am sending two big sacks of Spanish moss from Louisiana for Liberty. That is what our eagles use to line their nests.

Cristine

Snowing again!

Mavis

Cristine, are you getting what the nest is getting right now? Can't tell if it is snow or hail...I'm guessing maybe hail...but it is coming in almost horizonal.

Cristine

Yes. we are getting the same. It's big fluffy flakes of snow :) so much for the sunshine I was wishing for! What's your weather Mavis?

Mavis

I hate to tell you...80º and the air is running...the rain is gone and the sun is out.

Cristine

Sounds glorious, Mavis! I am definitely a warm-weather person, and can't wait 'til it gets like that here. It will come, it always does :)

Cristine

Colleen.. Spanish moss sounds so soft and comfortable. I'll bet the eagles would love it!

Mavis

Cristine, the moss can also be full of redbugs...

I see the Berry baby pecking at itself like something is biting it. I hope not,...but sunny, warmer places invites all the bad bugs!! But it is soft and fluffy...

I gotta tell you...that TTV is so out of focus for me...has been for a couple of days. I can't believe it is not the same for all of you because we should be seeing the same picture. I try not to complain...but I keep waiting for the focus to get better. Maybe it is the wind.

Has anyone noticed our juvies the past two days? I bet they left...but I was sort of hoping ours would stick around in the area.

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