Saturday, March 31, 2007

March 31, Hornsby News, Music Video from Norfolk

Hornsby pair have 2 eggs; one laid March 24 and one laid March 28. Although you can not follow this couple on a cam this year, they do have lots and lots of fans worldwide. You can keep up on this pairs Nesting Season by clicking here to visit their forum

Friday, March 30, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Eaglet Heartbeat Monitor, Maines Weather new cam and much more...

California nests to be hatching out their eggs over the next several days. As you remeber 2 of these nests have wooden eggs as the others were removed and are being hatched by Dr Sharpe in an incubator. You can actually take a look here at how Dr Sharpe is even able to monitor the heartbeats of the eaglets embryos.

Just 2 weeks from hatching and Maine pair leaves nest an extended period of time...has this years weather also had a negative effect on another pair of eagles...well only time will tell but you can read more info here aobut this pair and their nest.

Also be sure to check out a New eagle Cam from Libby Montana....You will find its link on the side of the BLOG with links to all of the other cams we cover here. Also see pictures of the nesting eagle in Todays FilmLoop.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Great info on OK cam...and Visits to other cams across the country

Dear Fellow Bald Eagle Enthusiast,

You'll be interested to know that our live Bald Eagle nest camera is now operating and available by linking through our This year we were able to get the camera up and operating shortly after the eggs hatched, so you can see the entire nestling process through (cross your fingers) the fledging of the young from the nest in late May, which is later than average for Oklahoma's Bald Eagles. With the camera in place now, and the high likelihood that the eagles will continue to use the artificial tower as a nest platform, we should be able to broadcast the entire nesting season in 2008, starting with nest renovations in November and continuously through incubation and fledging.

This year's nest camera nest is unique for Oklahoma, and very unusual anywhere. It's located on Sooner Lake, the cooling reservoir for OG&E's Sooner Power Plant. The nest was first built in 1995 in a short dead tree which was flooded when the reservoir filled years ago. The pair using the nest produced 2 young in 1996, and they have been very prolific throughout the years, fledging 21 young as of the end of the 2006 nesting season (11 years). Thinking that the nest tree would rot and fall down before long, and feeling that there were no other suitable nesting sites nearby, we spoke with OG&E's "Green Team." The Sutton Avian Research Center asked them to construct an artificial nest platform, which they did, and which was paid for in part by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's "Partners for Fish and Wildlife" program to restore wildlife habitat on private lands. The platform was erected and placed by OG&E in 2004, and the eagles used it as a perch. This past winter the existing nest tree did fall down, taking the nest with it. The eagles built a new nest on the platform and laid eggs. This Bald Eagle nest is unique for Oklahoma because most other eagle nesting territories have other nearby trees for the birds to place a new nest in, and an artificial platform nest might not be attractive to eagles as a nest site where more natural choices, large trees, are available.

The nest camera was erected by OG&E's efficient and hard-working construction team using their modern pole siting equipment. The camera was hooked up to a radio receiver by our hard-working friends at Atlas Computers of Owasso, who are always eager to help us. After the radio transmitter was place on OG&E's Sooner Power Plant, and linked through their Internet cable, the signal was ready to be viewed by anyone with an Internet connection.

The placement of the camera pole had to be 100 yards away from the nest instead of just feet, as was done last year. This means the views will not be as close as last year's; on the other hand we'll be able to see more of the action in the immediate vicinity of the nest. Too, when the wind blows (most of the time!), the maximum telephoto focal length we have to use will result in shaky video. We'll be working to reduce that as much as possible, hopefully in the next week.

One follow-up note on the fate of last year's two young that fledged from the nest our camera was on: several of us visited the nest site not too long ago to find that the nest itself had fallen out of the tree, and the pair had moved their nest site to another tree. It's not unusual for nests to be blown out during the winter. There were two Bald Eagles perched in the nest tree when we got there, both in their juvenal (first year) plumage. After they flew from the tree they spent a great deal of time flying directly overhead and interacting, flying very close together and at times chasing each other. Without knowing positively for sure, we strongly feel these two were the young eagles that fledged from our 2006 nest camera nest. Needless to say, we cold-blooded, unemotional, unbiased, scientific types were greatly thrilled to see this.

Alan Jenkins
Asst. Director
G.M. Sutton Avian Research Center
Bartlesville, OK

More info about the Center and its work with Eagles can be seen here

A fun link to watch from the Hancock vhannel which features the nest out of BC

In addition to short clip from OK, Todays Video makes short visits to several nests we haven't checked on for sometime.

Monday, March 26, 2007

March 25 and 26 2 Videos and a FilmLoop

I did not update the BLOG yesterday which makes for lots more information tonight. I have included all I can and yet have also had to cut out lots of good stuff. Well lets face it everything about eagles is good and with my helpers onboard now...Genie, Minnie, Vicky and Iris as well as those who send in occasional pictures for the FilmLoop we have lots of neat stuff to share.

I had planned to also give you lots more info on one of the nests added last sat out of OK. The plan now is to capture some more footage as well as give you lots more info from Alan who visited us in chat on Sat to inform us some about this cam so stay tuned for tomorrow night. You can find the OK cam listed on the cam links at the left of this BLOG..have a look, there are 3 babies in that nest being cared for by another gorgeous pair of eagles.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Puget Sound and Kent

Thanks to Vicky for tonights video

Thanks to Iris for many pictures in tonights FilmLoop

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Morning Thoughts ,and Daytime video on March 22

Well as I start my day with the Eagle Cams and visit various nests around the www I am once again struck by the awesomeness, majesty , dedication through the storms and the sense of serenity and acceptance that Today is a Gift, and it has arrived in its various forms to all living things, and to each of the eagle cams many of us visit around the www..

Last night I watched and yearned for new life to appear at NCTC, and even this morning remain holding out hope that this special pair who initailly captured my heart will in fact have some young who did survive this awful winter season they have been nesting in.

I paused to remember that I chuckled last night as the Blackwaters found themselves being crowded out of their nest by their growing chicks.

The Kents seemed to spend much of the evening debating whether to spend the night in their nest or in the nearbye tree.

In Maine the winds are very strong and active again today, almost lifing the adult who is brooding there right up out of the nest area. The Dad of that pair continues to deal with an injured talon as well, yet they carry on and protect as best they can the young they hope to bring into a new eagle season.

I have made a quick visit to Saanich as it continues to incubate eggs for a new season without the abundance of fish just hanging around the nest for the next meal.

It was while reading the forum at Saanich that I came across this Beautiful clip made last night by annsva featuring Norfolk Botanical Gardens as they too settled in for a restful night in preparation of a new day.

Watching and listening reminded me of what the various eagle families we watch already know and live. That life is prescious and not to be taken for granted. Every minute is prescious and needs to be lived to its fullest and spent wisely. As the day draws to a close whatever it has brought it is time to rest with a sense of peace that all life must rest in the hands of One far greater than any of us or all of us put together. Each life is different, and those who walk or fly that road of life encounter different experiences along the way. The Eagle Cams have given us a view of life we would never as humans have seen any other way.

Which ever nest you are watching, whatever pair is your favorite and no matter what the day brings in your world or in the world of these eagle cams, it is my prayer for each pair we watch and each of us who gazes upon this unique opportunity to observe some of the most Majestic of Wildlife; that the close of today and everyday will bring to you and to them and their young a well deserved rest.

annsva I think I shall be revisiting this particular clip at the close of many a day now that I have found it. It is for this reason that I have chosen to enter it here so those who read this BLOG might also find that special peace in what you have created as you gaze into an eagle cam that is settling down for the night. Be sure to click and visit the following link. Thank you so very much for your work, I absolutely love this piece of work, an Eagle Lullaby

Daytime Video

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

March 21

What a Great Picture

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

March 20, 2007

Thanks to Iris, Vicky and Minnie for many of tonights FilmLoop Photos

Monday, March 19, 2007

March 19th Norfolk, Maine and NCTC

Doing very well at Blackwater

No real news not already in above videos but some awfully cute pictures are here

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Both Video and FilmLoop for March 17 and 18

If video does NOT load come back later to IS available but might still be in process at You Tube.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

A Beautiful way to start this day!!!

And it remained a Serene and Peaceful nest to watch and film

Friday, March 16, 2007

A very hard weather day for watching the eagle Nests out east..

I am especially concerned for the youngest eaglets one of them at Norfolk and at least 1 we think at NCTC...I certianly hope tomorrow will bring good news and much better weather.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

March 15

Thanks to all who share their time to share photos for the Blog

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

March 14 2007

Below Clearwater baby branching

Video of Dr Sharpes work with the California Eagle nests...egg candling

info on how the eggs are doing:Not too much excitement on Catalina this week. We are still incubating 8 eggs. One of the West End eggs died at the end of last week and I’m not certain that the oldest West End egg is still living, but it is hard to see inside. The other 7 eggs are all doing well and showing a lot of movement. These eggs range in age from 12 to 19 days of age, so we are about one third to over one half of the way through incubation. All the eggs in the incubator are due to hatch the last week of March and the first week of April. In the above clip you can see the embryos moving in some eggs today

Monday, March 12, 2007

march 12, action on live and still cams at various nests

Welcome to Baby 2 for Norfolk, Saanich is online now, Maine is gorgeous as ever. NE continues to sit on those 2 eggs.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Welcome Baby Norfolk

Be sure to enjoy both the video and the FilmLoop

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Monday, March 05, 2007

March 5.....going on vacation see note below Filmloop

I will be going to AZ to vist my daughter and family for a week. I am hoping that some of you will choose to save a picture or two a day of your favorite nests and send them to me. I will once or twice during the week try very hard to get on and make a Filmloop and or video for you if at all possible. send your pictures to

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Today around the eagle cams

Click link just below and

Enjoy a really cute animation of Mom feeding the babies at Blackwater refuge sent by Skipper

Todays Filmloop Features several of our pairs of eagles around the World Wide Web