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March 05, 2014

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Mavis

Just glad you are back!! it was like that Gravity movie...thrown in out there in space with no one to talk to or anyone to ask what was going on...plum scarey. Don't do that anymore!! Whew!

Cristine

Wonderful! A new thread! Just got home so totally missed the big outage. Yikes! The roads are getting drifted out here in the country. We got way more snow than they predicted. And... it is still snowing here SE of the nest. Oh, brother.
Liberty looks like she is all hunkered down in the nest. Her tail feathers and wings are really blowing around. Tomorrow promises to be a better day.

Jo

YAY Cam is back! Thanks Mr. John for your help! You poor guy lol you had to put up with me and my "theatrics" but I was totally freaked out. Tell those guys at Typepad that is just not accceptible! LOL Of course I'm just kidding but I sure was scared I wasn't gonna get to see Liberty and Justice raise these little ones! Give Typepad guys a big THANK YOU from all of us!

Coleen Perilloux Landry

So good to see that today is dawning nicely and Liberty is peacefully sitting on her nest. She is still in better conditions than the Decorah eagles because they had more snow. Liberty and Justice seem to take it in stride which is something we could all learn from them.

Bea Griffore

Good morning all.
Beautiful sunshine at the nest this morning with all the birds singing away! What a great way to start the day.

I didn't even know everything was down yesterday but I'm so glad it's all working today.

Should be a nicer day at the nest today with better temps. :) Happy viewing everyone.

amberdawn

I was freaking out, too. Had no idea how much I've come to depend on our eagles. I felt like a lost child. I even went to the Decorah chat room and asked if anyone knew what was going on... sooooooo glad we're back.

Mavis

8:20 AM EST

I tuned in just as L was returning to the nest. Looks like the start of a beautiful day...high today should reach 31º with a low tonight of 22º. I'll take that! Tomorrow...high should reach 44º so dig out your summer clothes...that is a heat wave for IA!!!

Good morning everyone

Brian

Love the opportunity to see such a wonderful thing. The American Bald Eagle is the most beautiful bird in the world ! Would like to ask....what's with the "mexican" music in the back ground ? It is really distracting and takes away from the solitude of the moment.

Coleen Perilloux Landry

To the person who asked about the Latin music. It is a bleed that cannot be corrected until the summertime when the eagles are gone, so perhaps you can turn down your volumne. The birds cannot hear it, only us. I would rather have the music and the view than nothing at all. Enjoy.

Oma K

Just caught up with the last couple of days posts… Looks like we'll have to be satisfied with two eaglets again this year, so I'll put in an early naming bid for Armstrong and Arsenal (a g a i n) as this old teacher would like to see some names with historical connections to the area as in Fort ARMSTRONG established on ARSENAL Island following the War of 1812.

Sorry that I missed your becoming a G-Ma story Bea! Hard to imagine that not too many generations ago, we would have been both labor and delivery coach as our daughters gave birth at home without a doctor or midwife present.

So if I understand statements made, Alcoa is bringing in straw for the eagles to use to insulate their nest!?! If so, that's above and beyond the call of duty; thank you Alcoa!

Busy day here, but know that I can rely on fellow posters to keep me updated. Aloha Carol and safe travels...

Cristine

What a beautiful looking day! I can hear a cardinal in the background saying, "What cheer, what cheer!" Looking forward to the next several days of warmer temps.
Liberty just called out and Justice lands in the nest and apparently brought some breakfast with him. He is now eating it on the top side of the nest with his back to the camera. Liberty takes off exposing the eggs, while Justice eats on :) Oh, he is now on the nest.
Have a great day everyone.

GERRI GRECK

Please turn off the Mexican music! thanks

Mavis

Gerri...please go back to 4 posts up and read the comment about the music from Coleen. Thank you..

Cherrycarol

Good morning. Looks like a sunny day anyway. That will be nice for L & J. Hope it keeps warming up til I get home. Going out to the hot tub & pool before we head out for a dinner cruise. Have a good day all!.

Julie

YEAHHH NEW THREAD!!!
The eagles are happy, happy happy! and so am I

it was fun seeing them happy and eating and taking care of the eggs.. these are good parents!

Tracy Vigus

Oh My! So many great posts that I hardly know where to start!
Cristine, Coleen, Bea, Mavis, Amberdawn, Brian, and Carol and many I have missed... so positive and I loved that. Warmer temps, taking things in stride, sunshine, and straw... The ever lovely straw! Yes, there was straw or some sort of grass placed in strategic places... common practice nearly unheard of! Love it. Glad we are back and yes... Liberty and Justice are so wonderful.

Mavis

7:26 AM EST March 8th

Not sure which one is on the nest...I think maybe, Justice. Anyway...whoever it is, is tucking fresh straw around themself and getting ready to soak in some sun rays. Suppose to get up to 44º today...hope they can handle the heat!

Did you know that an article from the Raptor Resource Project says that, "....The zone of heat injury or death: Above 104.9°F or 40.5°C.
Optimal temperature, aka the zone of hatching potential: 84.5° to 104.9°F or 35 to 40.5°C. The American Eagle Foundation lists this temperature as 99° for bald eagle eggs incubated in an artificially controlled environment."

In other words...the brood patch temp is around 106º and the eagles can't let the eggs reach this temp or the eggs will not survive...so...they have to stand away from them a bit in warmer temperatures. These are really smart birds...it is not a matter of sitting on the eggs and rolling them every so often. Heck...that would be too darn simple...nope...they have to keep them at a certain temp...not too hot or not too cold. Eggs that reach 29º will freeze and not survive...that is why the straw was so critical for them in the -18º wind chill they had right after the first egg was laid....to provide insulation to the bottom of the egg.

That is my tibit for the day...and a shout out to Alcoa for the straw!! BTW, you read all this in the short article I mentioned once before:

http://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2014/02/eggs-and-cold-weather.html

Mavis

8:08 EST

DEER! Deer, frozen video and a pop-up that says Livestream Procaster ...that pop-up is the only live action I seem to get on TTV!

Bea Griffore

Good morning!

What a pretty looking day at the nest! Geese are honking, sun is shining and it's a little breezy but not bad for Iowa.

Not sure who is on the nest but she/he looks comfy surrounded by straw, glorious straw and snow just about all gone from the nest. I'm really really hoping this is a lasting turn around in the weather and it just gets better and better as the days go by.

Happy viewing everyone! bbl

Bea Griffore

Mavis, that pop-up you described is gone now. That was weird. The nest in the TTV looks like it has gold in it! Hurray for that straw!!!

Mavis

Bea, the TTV cam went offline for a few minutes...then it came back up without the pop up. The video is working, too., Nice job, Alcoa! Thanks

Bea Griffore

Thanks from me too Alcoa! Loving the view today.

Terea

Whenever I attempt to use the link and watch the web cam I am given an message saying that the channel is private. How can I watch the feed?

R L ML

Terea this message pops up occasionally for me too. I just close the page and try again and usually the spinning circle starts up then and finally the live feed comes on.

R L ML

Mavis, I see that you said March 8 on your post above. I knew Florida was ahead of Iowa in time, but sure it isn't that much.

Cherrycarol

Good morning. Looks to be a nice day there for a change. Rain here today. I still feel like I'm on that catamaran ride from yesterday. Got to see quite a few whales.They were waving at us. I hope my pictures turn out good. I'll post some on OT> Carol

Cristine

Good afternoon all. I'm getting on a little late today. Fridays I babysit for my two year old granddaughter, and she really keeps me hoppin'!

It's 45 degrees in the Q.C. right now. It actually feels like spring! Tonight we are to get a little "mixed precipitation", changing over to light snow by morning. We'll see :)

Terry Swails was discussing on his Facebook page today about the possibilities of Spring flooding. The NWS just released a new outlook on the threat. On the Mississippi at Lock and Dam 15 (Rock Island) there is a 75% chance of moderate flooding, and a 30% chance of major flooding. Apparently 94% of the upper Midwest and the N. Great Lakes are covered in snow, and the water content ranges from 2"-9". That's a lot of water to make it's way down the Mississippi!

Noticed there wasn't a lot of posting yesterday. Must have been a quiet day at the nest :)

Mavis

R L ML...I'm still working on my taxes...I guess I'm wishing today was over!! I know what I do with my money...sure hate paying into a system that doesn't know what they are doing with it. Guess I better not go there. Anyway...at least I'm consistent...I never know where I am or what day it is!

Thank you...maybe I'll just copy and paste that for tomorrow!!

Carol, good to hear that you are packing so much in on your vacation to Hawaii. I'm not sure I would feel real safe on a catamaran and be close enough to see the whales "wave". That had to be exciting.

It is cold here. 42º and it feels like 30º. Rained hard all night and the air is just cold and damp. I would not make a good eagle...

Jackie Scott, Hamburg NY

Looking forward to seeing two new 'bobbleheads' pretty soon. My husband of 4 1/2 years passed away by his own hand in January. He must have had a deep depression and hid it very well. Anyway, the weekend of March 15th my mom and I are moving to Cape Coral, Florida (which is on the Gulf coast near Fort Myers). So, I'll be down there when the Southwest Florida eaglet fledges.

Jackie Scott, Hamburg NY

Roger S

anyone besides me having trouble viewing either camera feed? 4:36 pm

Mavis

Roger S...I'm on my iPad and I just checked both feeds....working fine for me. I can only open one cam at a time, but they work.

Jackie, several members of OT have been following SWF eagles daily...a beautiful nest. One of our posters was there a couple of times last month. I'm glad you get to go...fledging has to be one of the funniest stages to watch. So sorry for your loss...that is a hard one to deal with. I know it hurts.

Cristine, there really wasn't much posted yesterday. We were offline...cams and comment page for a while. I think we all just kicked back or finally did a few things around the house. Two year old, huh? I bet you did get a work out! I've been worried about possible Spring flooding...hopefully the snow will melt in stages to lessen the floods along the Mississippi. I hope so.

Roger S

Thanks Mavis....as I suspected it's my Nexus 7 acting up again. Frustrating for certain!

Mavis

Roger, I'm not sure it will help, but sometimes I have to totally get out of the Alcoa page...and re-enter it from scratch and it works. I was using Safari, did not try Firefox, which I think I remember, is the one that works for you. I know it is aggravating. Ok...just tried Firefox...it works too. Sorry...wish I could help.

Oma K

Checked in to view the nest about 10 minutes ago and both Liberty & Justice were MIA. Still no sign of them… Thought that the cam must be frozen, but I finally see one returning to the nest after at least 15 minutes. Guess that it's warm enough for mon and dad to take a 'spring break'?

Judy

Besides following the Alcoa Cam, I'm also following Berry College Eagle Cam, Decorah Eagle Cam, Hays (Pittsburgh) Eagle Cam and in another month YECL Eagle Cam should have some activity. I love watching all of them.

R L ML

Oma, I saw that too. I came on at 5:30 and both were there one turning the eggs and settling down on them and the other just flying off. Out of the room for a few minutes and came back to the empty nest and it was nearly 6:00 before someone came back.

Mavis

I just got back on and Judy (Judith), said she timed them gone at 13 minutes. I didn't ask if she was watching when they left. She must not have been since Oma has them gone for at least 15 minutes. I remember once last season, they were gone for over 20 minutes and I was having a cardio workout...but everything was fine...and it was freezing, too. I remember someone saying they timed them gone one time last season for 40 minutes. I only know for sure of the 20 min time. I would love to know where they go when they leave the nest. I can't imagine them letting the nest out of their sight, especially with all the juvies still around.

Debbie Attayek

Hi , I have been watching the Alcoa nest the last 3 years. I don't post much but do keep up with most of the post and check in almost every day durning Feb.- June. I was watching today when L/J left the nest at 6:33 PM EST by my clock . I really wanted to see them fly back in so I stayed with the cam the whole time they were gone. L/J. Came back at 6:57 EST by my clock with lots of new straw! I was standing on my head and my husband was laughing at me for being so worried! L/J did fly by once during that time but did not land within sight. Happy eagle watching Debbie A.

Mavis

My gosh, Debbie...so glad to see you post again. I remember enjoying reading your posts last year. 24 minutes L and J were gone....Oma said it was at LEAST 15 minutes. I would have had another cardio-workout had I been watching.

Been a long day...I'm going to bed so goodnight everyone

Coleen Perilloux Landry

Something woke up Liberty from a sound sleep and she is alarmed. I do hope it was only a dream. So glad to see the weather a little better tonight.
If anyone wants to see "My Louisiana Eagles" I have an eagle gallery at http://www.pbase.com/septembermorn
Our babies are trying to fly.

Jo

Playing catch-up on the posts because I was busy all day today at MNBound where Mom laid her first egg today (3/7/14). Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwAOfQGK-PU#t=18 in case anyone wants to see it. I don't think I've ever seen an eagle lay an egg so quickly, it was over almost before it started! You can read the blog about it at: http://mnbound.com/bald-eagle-blog/ and it has several more videos about Dad's OSD (Obsessive Stick Disorder ;))

Jackie, I'm so sorry for your loss. Always hard to lose someone that way...it's easy to have the "what if I'd have done this or said that, or why didn't I see they were struggling" thoughts after something like that. I pray you don't go that route. Remember, every adult has a choice and takes responsibility for their own actions. I'm just sorry you had to go through that and I'm praying for peace and comfort for you and everyone involved.

Our Liberty seemed calm and peaceful as she tends to her eggs today. Kind of windy though but it doesn't seem to bother her. She got up and gave me a nice peek at them just now and then settled down with her little "snuggle snuggle" move in another position keeping an eye out for intruders.

Time for me to go get some sleep. I'll check in later today. HAG morning all!

amberdawn

Jackie, thank you for sharing. Sharing helps heal, and you have a good group to share with here!

I love seeing all that straw. Missed them being away from the nest. Glad I did! I would have been worried, too. My husband laughs at me as well. When the comment and cam went down I was distraught!

Cristine

Good morning. A little dusting of snow last night, but it's all melting now. Forecast for the next few days is amazing! 45 degrees tomorrow and in the 50's on Monday and Tuesday Hallelujah! Is making me think about my vegetable garden. I't not looking so good now with a 5 ft. snow pile on it, but one of these days......
Liberty has been talking a little to some other eagle that we can't see, off camera. She is looking very content. All is right in her world.
Oh, and there goes those crazy geese :)

Cherrycarol

Good morning. Everything is looking good at the nest. 50 sounds great. I get home Monday night & back to work Tuesday. Rained all day here yesterday & it's suppose to clear up this afternoon. I'd like to just lay in the sun for awhile. Have a good day all. Carol

beamg

Good afternoon everyone!

Thanks to all of you for the comments so I could catch up on what I missed.

Sure love seeing all that straw in the nest! I just heard the geese honking - love that too.

Jackie, I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying your move helps you heal and how wonderful you get to move so close to that SWFL nest. I hope you get to see E4 fledge and fly free. I'm the poster Mavis mentioned who visited that nest twice in Feb and it was such a thrill even though it was right at the time little E3 suddenly died. The people I met there were just as in awe of the eagle experience as everyone who posts here! I met a photographer who retired early to take videos at that nest "because you only live once" and she talked about maybe having to have a "talk" with Ozzie when she was afraid he was goung after road kill instead of catching food in a safer way. The talks I had with other people were just as heart warming and I got to feed carrots to the horses there. What a thrill!

Cristine, you made me grin with your thoughts of your vegetable garden when there is a pile of snow still there! LOL I've done the exact same thing and my husband thinks I'm nuts doing that but I just tell him the thoughts have to come early so the plan is set when it's time. I do have to admit my gardening in the past few years is more about perennial flowers but this year I at least want a tomato plant or two.

Not sure who is on the nest - can't see the tail well enough - but she/he looks very comfy again. Alert but comfy. I'm hoping as we go into DST this weekend it's the end of horrible winter weather!!! Especially since Carol has to come back from Hawaii and wants winter gone when she gets home! Hope you're soaking up some rays today Carol!

Happy viewing everyone....

Roger S

Mavis, Thanks for the tip about Safari. Downloaded it but the file "will not open" on my nexus 7. So just for giggles I tried the using Google Chrome, figuring it wouldn't work like last year and it didn't! So guess I'm out of luck until John or whomever can figure out what us Nexus owners should do to solve the problem. Fortunately, I can get my hands on one of my grandkids laptops and see first hand what's happening. In the meantime I can read you folks posts and at least keep abreast of new news.

JAM

Lately Liberty is getting the feeling someone is watching her! She's been leaving the radio on when Justice is away to keep her company....

Cristine

4:00 I can see two white-headed adult eagles sitting in the trees in the top left corner of the screen. Interesting.

Oma K

Christine,
I also spied those two eagles in the trees at the top left of the screen and took a screen shot of them. I will post that screen shot on the Alcoa FB site for those of you who are able to access it.

Judith Hart

Eagle in the top of trees, left upper corner

Mike

How about canning that so called music

Mavis

Roger S...if you are a Facebook member and want to join Nesters Nest...there are a lot of videos and pictures posted daily of various nest cams. I'm not plugging NN...if's just a suggestion if you want to see more pictures of the nest. I don't know if the videos will work on your Nexus but it may be worth a try. I am assuming you tried Firefox. ONE MORE thought...Skyfire is an app for iPad...don't know if you can use it...but it will play the cam too. Something has to be wrong somewhere because you were using your Nexus before and I don't think anything has changed. I will throw this out on NN/OT and see if anyone there can help you. Wish if one of our viewers has a Nexus, they would speak up...

Cindy Munger

Mike...we are stuck with the music. Turn it off . The view is wonderful but sometimes I have to turn off the sound as it get louder at some times. There are a couple of posts about it

Mavis

Roger S....I found this...read this and see if this will work for you...

http://nexus7.wonderhowto.com/how-to/install-flash-player-your-nexus-7-tablet-watch-streaming-web-based-flash-videos-0146315/

Someone mentioned the Puffin Browser...said it was a free app for 2 weeks then they charge you $2.99 for it.

Roger S

Mavis, Found Nesters Nest on F/B. Sent a friend request. But didn't notice posts/videos available. But perhaps they are hidden until one gets accepted as a friend. Will try your suggestion of "Skyfire" but since you mentioned it's an I Pad App I'm not holding my breath. And yes I've been using "Firefox" that is until I've been shut out. Firefox was my solution early one this nesting season but as I've said for some reason or other I can no longer view. And as I've said Google Chrome doesn't work either but it quit working last season.

Cherrycarol

Roger NN will get back to you. It might take awhile. You will like it there. Carol. Looks like she's all tucked in for the night. No sun again. :( Tomorrow we will find some for our last day!!

Mavis

Roger S. Nester's Nest has a private group...once you are accepted...you can enter the private group...called Other Talk or OT. That is where most all the videos and pictures are posted. There is at least one computer whiz on there and am hoping someone can help you. Glad you are joining the group!!

Roger

Mavis - Update I first tried My Google Play Store and searched for "Skyfire Browser" was directed to "FlashFox". Downloaded that Browser and "No Joy" for me. Then read your post on "Buffin Browser" so went back to the play store and downloaded that browser. And low and behold when I tried to view cameras and was told Buffin Free Browser doesn't allow viewing of cameras "but" if i'd purchase/pay $1.99 for one year I'd be allowed to view the camera's. So I did and now I'm back. The quality leaves a bit to be desired, and when I expand the screen in order to make the video a bit larger the quality gets worse.....but still it's better than nothing. So THANKS for your TIP!!!!

Mavis

Roger...that is not good enough. There has to be a better answer out there. I was going to suggest you uninstall and re-install Firefox but don't know what else to suggest. I'm a grandma and not good at this stuff. Kind of surprised your grandchildren don't solve the problem for you...they are the real computer geeks!! Glad you have at least some view of the cam.

Bea Griffore

Good morning everyone.

I can't believe I'm first to post this morning, especially since I forgot to change to DST so it's even later than I thought!

I heard lots of geese when I first tuned in. Once again I can't tell for sure who is on the nest - need to see the tail better! Looks like a nice day so far.

Oma K

Good morning Bea…. Boy the nest is certainly a rockin' and a rollin' this morning!

Judith Hart

I was really surprised yesterday to see the two adults in the tree so close to the nest. I can't believe Liberty and Justice would tolerate that, wonder if one was Justice and the other that "other woman" we caught sitting in the nest.

Bea Griffore

Hi Oma and Judith.
Looks calm right now but yes when I first got back here the nest was bobbing pretty good.
Judith, that "other woman" better watch out if it was her!
Geeze, whoever was on the nest took off so fast I didn't even get a look at the tail! So I still don't know who was there. Oh, now Justice is here - I did see the tail this time and no black spot! Anyone else watching? Do I have it right this time?

Oma K

Judith,
Cherrycarol indicated on the Alcoa Cam FB site yesterday that she sees eagles over there all of the time… Guess that the camera angle just allowed for us to view them there yesterday?

Cristine

Good morning all! Judith... I was going to ask opinions on those two adults so close to the nest yesterday. I like yours :) Oma... I am glad you got a screenshot of them! I just always thought that eagles were so territorial, and would allow any other adult eagles "in the neighborhood", especially when there are eggs in the nest. Hmmmmmmm.
There is a juvie hanging around this morning. He tried to drop in for a Sunday morning visit a little bit ago and the adult in the nest "shoo-ed" him off.
Bea... I don't think I will ever get used to Daylight Savings Time. It just goes against my internal time clock and I just don't adjust well. Mornings are bad enough for me without making them worse :)
HAGD!

Cristine

Correction: ......would NOT allow any other eagles in the neighborhood........ :)

Bea Griffore

Oma K - Isn't it awesome what we can see now? This TTV cam has given us a look at so much around the nest that we could only guess at before....I love it! Before we could only wait for people like Cherrycarol to tell us what she saw and she (along with other photographers) has been wonderful about sharing. It sure made me jealous of all she saw even though I could have also gone there to look. But I've never been all that anxious to go there in the winter weather like so many brave photographers have done! Back in Dec. we drove over the I280 bridge and the sight was awesome! Eagles everywhere, 100s of them!

Once again, Thanks Alcoa for giving us these awesome views!

Judith Hart

Looks like someone was at the Florida Strawberry Festival.....YUM!

Roger

Mavis I've got a question for you. Now that I got to view both views last night using Puffin do I now see the nest view is somewhat viable using I assume "night vision"? I mentioned that would be outstanding in a post quit awhile back. And last night in the dark I could clearly make out the adult sitting on the nest. So am wondering when Alcoa went to two camera views did they make the "nest" one with "night vision?" Or is it instead visible due to some yard light that has been installed this season?

Bea Griffore

Cristine, many people agree with you! Isn't it just crazy that now for the majority of the year we are on daylight savings time? Seriously, 8 months out of the year! Just plain nuts.

Judith, sure was! We had strawberry shortcake for breakfast yesterday. We bought 1/2 case of berries and I made shortcake using Bisquick - oh my, to die for melt in your mouth delicious! Berries bigger than I had ever seen before! Oh, and the Oak Ridge Boys were awesome too. Can you believe they acted like they were not going to sing Elvira? We were all thinking they were acting like the show was done since they were saying thank you to the crowd and waving as if to say good-bye! Well, I just couldn't have that! I stood right up and yelled "ELVIRA" at least a couple time before others joined in with me so they finally said "Well, ok let's sing Elvira." YEA! We all sang along and had a great time. That was so not like me but I figured nobody here knows me so who cares.

Cherrycarol

Good afternoon already there. Hawaii doesn't observe day light savings time. A 5 hour difference now. We don't fly out til 9pm tonight. & get home Monday night. Going to be a lloonnnggg night & day. Hope I can sleep on the plane. Everything looks calm now. Has anyone checked on eagles4kids eagle cam. Not good there. Looks like the male took on a new female. :( Lucy had a bad foot. They have a fb page.

Bea Griffore

Aloha Carol! So sorry you already have to leave. Guess we have to move to Hawaii to get away from DST :) I could take that easily! Hope you can soak up some sun today before you leave and put some nice, warm, tropical air in your pocket to take back to the QCA with you. Don't you wish it was that easy?

I saw that about eagles4kids cam too. They were also one of the nests that at least one person put straw and grass out for the eagles. Do they have any idea what happened to the female, Lucy, with the bad foot? Even with knowing this is how nature works it just doesn't feel right.

Judith Hart

Here's some updates at the eagles4kids site.
Sure was a lot of fighting between adults in the videos.
http://www.eagles4kids.com/daily-updates/

Bea Griffore

2:23pm EST Fish in the nest with both L & J there!

Judith Hart

Looks like a fish was just brought into the nest.

Mavis

Roger....the nest view cam has night vision and it can zoom in and out. It is currently zoomed out as far as it can go.

The tree top view does NOT have night vision but sometimes, as Mr. John explained, when the clouds , ground snow reflections, and moonlight are just right, you can see the nest at night with the TTV. The TTV has...if I remember Mr. John right....it has both panning and zooming capablilities.

I was hoping Mr. John might know a better way for you to view the nests on your Nexus 7 without the Puffin app. The nest upstream is suppose to be mobile friendly withtout the need for a flash plug in...or an app. Maybe someone will know a better way. The person who suggested Puffin said it was clear on her mobile device and not blurry like it is on your tablet. Did you try to uninstall Foxfire and re-install.

Bea Griffore

Judith, I watched a lot of videos on that link. Didn't like the fights! I know it happens and this is nature but still not a nice thing to see. The person who writes the blog sure does a great job!

Roger

Final update (I hope). For any Nexus7 users who read this blog, and Thanks to Mavis' unending help, Nexus users should download the Boat Browser™. I found it works great to view either of the camera views offered here. And to boot one can view in the horizontal as opposed to Puffin Browser™ that I posted earlier in this blog as working for me, vertical only view!!
Thanks all!

Mavis

Carol, I clicked on Judy's link and read too much. Lucy was back with Larry and on Mar 6th...there must have been a territorial fight over the nest with another female. There are a lot of videos posted for that day but I would not watch. I did not follow that cam, but I read a couple of weeks ago about Lucy...it caused me to feel awful sad and I was cheering her on. From reading the blog on Mar 9th...no one really knows what happened to Lucy...if she is alive, dead, wounded....no one knows and they have looked for her. Larry has a new mate...and the blogger is really a terrific writer. You can just "feel" his concern and care. Anyway...that's all I know about eagles4kids. Guess I'll go to bed tonight wondering about Lucy, an eagle I never met.

On the subject of Lucy and her horrific injury...if it was caused by a trap...I am angry. I know they are legal. I am not a PETA nut...but some things are just plain cruel and inhumane. Those kind of traps should be outlawed..PERIOD.

Bea...you stood up and hollered Elvira?? You rock, girl!! That FL sunshine has been good for you.

Cristine, from all the readings I have done...they all say the same thing...at nest time, the nesting eagles are so territorial that no other adult eagles are allowed near the nest. This has been a most unusual year! Twice, this past week a juvie was sitting on the side branch of the nest, next to L and she was ok with it...never even yelled. I'll have to start looking for "Oma's" other adult pair.

Roger....only one thing to say..."Hallelujah"!!!

Judith Hart

Did you see that picture of Larry? He has a cheating look in his eye!

Coleen Perilloux Landry

Eagles mate for life. My old couple have been very faithful to each other and I figure they have hatched and raised some 28 babies. Again this year their eaglets are beautiful and trying to fly; they look like little helicopters bouncing up and down in the nest with their wings spread.
I do not think that Liberty and Justice consider their own babies a threat. I have never seen the old couple chase any of their offspring who hang around the same swamp. When they caome back from migration they were all soaring together, one who is getting a white head and two from last year. I have so much respect for them. I was just looking at Liberty sleeping and thinking how lonely it must be way up there but she is peaceful, which is the way every expectant mother should be. We can learn a lot from the eagles. My mother always said "even the birds build their houses before they have their children". Hopefully, there will be no more snow for Liberty and her eggs can stay dry until hatching time.

Mavis

Judy...Larry has a bit more than a cheating eye! To be fair...he was a terrific caregiver for Lucy. Brought her food and took good care of her while she learned to cope. I wish he could have defended her against the "other" female....and remained loyal. I also wish they had a retirement home for old, or disabled eagles. If she is still alive, maybe she will find a disabled or retired male eagle...and they can take care of each other while they soar into their twilight years. Yeah...I like that ending.

Bea Griffore

Good morning, I think. For once I'm here early and it's still dark. L is still sleeping on the eggs and the security lights are on below the nest.

I finally caught up on the posts from yesterday. We've always been told eagles mate for life so the Lucy and Larry couple got me thinking. I remember a couple years ago hearing about a nest that I think was on Catalina Island. Now, I'm not positive about how accurate my memory is but it seems the older female was no longer fertile (maybe they assumed that?) but the younger female laid the eggs and when they hatched the older female helped with the feeding of the eaglets! I don't even know how to check on the facts about this and maybe someone else also remembers this. I also went to the MN Loon cam site yesteray and read about the couple that usually used the platform there for nesting. They did not return as a couple last year but both returned with new mates. Loons also have always been thought to mate for life! I guess this kind of says "rules" are made to be broken? Nature sure is interesting.

L is stirring, turning the eggs and just settled back down. She is looking around and tucking straw back in around her.
bbl.......

Bea Griffore

L is calling out and being answered but I can't see where the answer is coming from. TTV is really blurry so I can't tell if a white spot on the right is an eagle or just an illusion.

L just took off and the eggs are alone for now at 7:58 EDT. Just that fast someone, J?, is on the eggs and tucking in the straw.

Bea Griffore

I just checked the weather report.....High of 59° today???!?!?!? I sure hope so!

Mavis

Bea, you become a busy beaver when talking to yourself...we have a wonderful weather report...high of 59ª. Been awhile since that temp has been seen in the QC!! Hooray We got a nest report that included a switch out....a Loon report....and a fantastic memory story of 3 eagles tending a nest in Catalina, CA!

I think I found the article you were referring to about the trio of adults tending one nest. It was a really good article and you were right.

https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/jrr/v029n03/p00210-p00213.pdf

Good weather report for my area too....ready to go fishing...maybe this weekend. I want to catch some sheepshead and they are in the outer coastline areas now.

Good morning everyone

Bea Griffore

Hi Mavis! So glad I have company and can stop talking to myself. I need to check out your link. Guess I was too lazy to do a search or too busy keeping myself company! :)

Funky things on both cam views right now.

Bea Griffore

Thank you for your research Mavis! Great article and good to know my memory still works at times. I do question that once in a while!

~Sher~

Morning All..

Anyone else getting a "Blue Bar" across Cam #1 and a "Box" across Cam #2??

Not having much luck when I check in on L&J lately..cams are down or I get the above-mentioned items and always hear Mexican/Spanish music..

Bea Griffore

Sher, earlier the cams were fine. I'm also seeing what you are seeing. I'm sure someone at Alcoa will take care of it as soon as possible. It's Monday for them too so all we can do is be patient....and the music issue will be addressed after this years eaglets have left. Hope your experience here improves soon. :)

Mavis

Bea..what did you do to the cams...were working great until after your weather report....

Was hoping for better focus this morning...TTV was really off focus most of the weekend. I guess nest rocking doesn't help much.

Did anyone tell Cristine about the time change? She is usually online by now. I also noticed you changed your profile picture to one of the Strawberry Festival you went to last Thursday....just have to keep rubbing it in, don't you?

Today is the 10th....should have egg hatch or pip in 3 weeks. I'm staying with Apr 1st (37 days) instead of Mar 30 (35 days) for first hatch due to freezing temps and the first 36 hrs the first egg did not have straw to insulate it. Getting closer every day...that's my profound statement of the day!

Roger

Can I assume I'm not the only one who can't get either view to open? I ask only because I can't and I've dealt with the issue all weekend with my Nexus7 and thought I had this viewing issue solved. I see a post above mentioning they can't view but hear music. I don't see or hear anything. Thanks

Bea Griffore

Roger.....It's not you or your Nexus7 this time ! We're all getting the same thing on the cam views. Mavis blames me but seriously most of the time I have no clue what I'm doing so I doubt I did it.

The TTV was really out of focus before daylight but it did get better for a while. And now we have the funky things on the screens. MAYBE the cams don't know how to deal with the awesome prediction of a high of 59°?

Cristine, wakey wakey girl! Gonna be a gorgeous day today!

Bea Griffore

Speaking of funky - my profile pic yesterday was the strawberry festival pic. This morning it was my old "What's your hurry" pic, then back to the "strawberry" pic and now back to "What's your hurry"....I do not understand! Somebody is messing with me or us. Darn gremlins!

~Sher~

THX Bea for the reply :)

Just read Alcoa's update so that explains the issues..

Worked in radio for many years so I love all types of music..just not as much when watching an eagles nest ;)

Roger

Thanks Bea for info. One last possibly stupid question. Yesterday when I was able to view both feeds the tree top view had a small yellow dot in the top right hand corner. What's up with that? Also (I lied I guess) I only hear the bleed through music on the nest view on tree top view just normal sounds. Is that what you other posters hear? Again Thanks!

Bea Griffore

~Sher~ we all agree about the music. Trying to grin and bear it. :)

Roger...The yellow dot is there today too. It's not unusual to see that when Alcoa is adjusting. I did notice your same music experience yesterday but thought it was me. Guess not.

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Julie

No music!!! I have watched the eagles a bit today, and it was nice to hear the wind and their calls, thank you for taking out the music!

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