04-03-2011 4:18 PM - edited 04-03-2011 4:23 PM
Two Eagles....in the nest.....with eggs just about to hatch. I believe it is a live video. I noticed that there are an awful lot of folks watching. This is in NE Iowa near the town of Decorah. NE Iowa is pretty much dairy country....hilly and lots of forest and woods with cliffs and rock formations. Not too far from the Mississippi River. Have a look while it is is still daylight.
I rushed to get this posted for all our wildlife lovers. Hope I'm correct on my facts.
04-07-2011 1:42 PM - edited 04-07-2011 1:46 PM
MOM IS FEEDING THE BABIES AGAIN.
EDIT--too late...dad just got home, and I saw mom fly out of the nest to stretch her wings, so dad is feeding now.
04-07-2011 1:46 PM
Yep...here they are waiting for lunch!
04-07-2011 4:07 PM - edited 04-07-2011 4:08 PM
NPR did an interview with the Director Bob Anderson on April 3rd.That was one reason for the jump in the number of viewers.
04-09-2011 8:24 AM
I can hear geese flying in the area this morning. They manually panned the camera when dad left the nest; he's in the same tree as the nest. And here I thought he was gone all day being a slacker.
04-09-2011 10:09 AM
I do believe Dad prefers sentry watch to having three squirmy babies under his tummy.
04-09-2011 8:40 PM
Just checked. The feed seems to be frozen. Furthermore I'd swear it's an older recording because it looks like unhatched eggs. But that might be an illusion. Definition isn't the best. But there is definitely no motion except for occasional little very brief movements (word I originally used was rejected by the filter master) of mom's head.
04-09-2011 10:51 PM
Try the refresh button in the left corner under the feed pic. I've had it freeze or disappear if computer was asleep, or just not on the site for a while.
It was lightning a lot earlier, and mom was screaming at something in the sky; whole head twisted around. Babies seem to be quiet, not like earlier today when I thought one was going to fall out of the nest! But mom stayed cool and wasn't concerned; she's done this before and was confident with the nest-building.
Mom is trying to sleep now, but with her mouth open?
04-09-2011 11:33 PM
I saw the same thing Spd with her head turned almost completely around, like an owl, and then beak pointed straight up screaming at the sky. Pretty neat but she acts like something's got her spooked, or wants some attention/relief from dad.
04-09-2011 11:55 PM
I had clicked on the "refresh" icon. It didn't help. Oh well. Maybe a problem with the feed from the camera. Think I'll hit the sack. I'll regret staying up this late when morning comes.
04-10-2011 1:39 AM
I hear that!
Yeah, I would guess dad is nearby since I saw him yesterday on a branch of the nesting tree; and I'm pretty sure they don't hunt at night.
04-10-2011 9:30 AM
Phil, is it working for you today?
I grabbed some shots yesterday that I didn't have time to post. They panned in close on one baby, I think that's his egg tooth (the white dot on beak). I was worried he'd get over the edge, but mom was confident he wouldn't.
Later on, a white vehicle pulled up (see the upper right corner). I could hear loud music and they were jumping around. I'm betting it was deliberate and they knew where the nest/camera was. I think this is when dad took over, and mom got a break.
Little one is determined to get out of the nest, again! Maybe skeeter knows if this is the active one? Note the upper right now shows the people out of the car, dancing around.
04-10-2011 10:05 AM - edited 04-10-2011 10:17 AM
First off...people are such knuckleheads....and more so when they know there's a camera. What's up with that?
Secondly, that probably is E1 trying to escape. He's the biggest and most 'precocious'. I believe mom's giving them a little more 'leg room' and letting them enjoy the sunshine.
It won't be long before they're all the same size though. It'll get harder to tell them apart.
ETA: Poor Dad...Mom's out & he's got his hands full trying to round them up. He was digging down to find some more nesting materials to make the egg bowl a little deeper to corral them!