EagleCam- 2018

Joined: August 28th, 2007, 12:19 am

March 27th, 2018, 8:29 am #1

After a bravura presentation in 2017 that produced a pair of charming eaglets, the "President" and the "First Lady" are back on EagleCam with an encore.

The first egg is in the nest and a second egg is on the way, so tune in and enjoy the magical eaglet journey; from egg to flight.

https://www.dceaglecam.org
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March 27th, 2018, 11:16 am #2

Thank you for remembering and cluing us in Jackj22 !
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Joined: August 28th, 2007, 12:19 am

March 27th, 2018, 12:25 pm #3

The EagleCam cameras are working but are missing the usual controls of Start, pause, volume and full screen. I've written to their staff who advised me they are having "connectivity issues" but they are working diligently to correct them. 

 
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March 27th, 2018, 1:40 pm #4

This is always something nice to look forward to...thanks for sharing with us!
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March 29th, 2018, 10:34 am #5

A quick update, EagleCam staff are still working on their cams but both Cameras, A and B, are providing live videos of Momma sitting on the egg, (second egg still pending).

If you think watching an eagle sitting on an egg is boring, Momma seems to agree as she reaches out with her beak, doing basic nest redecorating and counting the minutes until she can do some active parenting of her hungry hatchlings.
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March 30th, 2018, 12:10 pm #6

The Eagle cams are not yet in full service but they are providing live shots of the nest with Momma still sitting stoically on what is now, apparently, a two egg production.

Poppa was around for a visit earlier but, lest he be recruited for hatching duty, he wisely stayed out of the nest and only looked down on Momma from a higher branch.

The Eaglecam staff are actively moving the camera angles, especially on Camera B, giving us an occasional panoramic view of the park and the city beyond.

The march from egg to flight has begun. Tune in and enjoy the ride.
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March 31st, 2018, 9:22 am #7

Confusion reigns at the eagle aerie as Cam A shows a picture of two eggs in an empty nest and Cam B shows Momma eagle hunkered down in her usual place in the nest, presumably sitting on the egg(s).

The EagleCam staff has presented no commentary for the general public, (nor corrected the camera problems), and they need to get their act together if this presentation is to be as successful as it was last year.
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April 3rd, 2018, 4:17 pm #8

Hallelujah! 

Both Camera A and Camera B are now offering Full Screen video; a major improvement for our viewing pleasure and the two eggs continue to mature under the loving control of Momma eagle (with the occasional participation of the proud Poppa). 

 Based on expert advice that eggs hatch after 34 to 36 days, we should get our first look at the new fuzz balls on April 28-30 for the first egg and May 1-3 for the second one. 

All is good in the Eagle's aerie.
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April 6th, 2018, 5:23 pm #9

Wow, the picture quality is way up.
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April 10th, 2018, 5:30 pm #10

Just checked the site and was anxious when Camera A showed two eggs in an empty nest. Not long thereafter, Camera B showed one of the parents gently tucking the eggs under their warming body and my guess is the movements were simply the changing of the sitter from Momma to Poppa (or vice versa).

All's still good at the Arboretum.
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April 14th, 2018, 5:14 pm #11

The wait continues, as life in the nest is all about incubating the eggs. The EagleCam cameras are often redirected around the area, checking out the landscape, giving the crew on duty a chance to relieve their boredom.

I just stumbled on a rare bit of action when one eagle parent returned to the nest, the egg sitter immediately stood up, flew away and the returning sitter gently jostled the two eggs and assumed the hatching responsibilities.  

What was of most interest in this little vignette was the military efficiency of the parents, who acted without any apparent communication being necessary, (unless the arriving eagle was late and was just getting the silent treatment in return).

Things will be hopping ere long, when the embryos become hungry, curious hatchlings.
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April 14th, 2018, 7:05 pm #12

This poor birds just have no privacy! What an invasion...there every move is shadowed..it is Featherbook!
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April 14th, 2018, 8:43 pm #13

I was just treated to a prolonged discussion between the parents during an egg watch change.

https://www.dceaglecam.org/
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April 24th, 2018, 10:00 am #14

Time to begin the first hatching countdown, due on or about April 28. 

As she did last year, let's hope Momma is again ready to lay down the law to the eldest hatchling to be welcoming to it's soon to arrive sibling. 

(Huh, you say? That's because eagles have a bad reputation as the older, larger chick frequently kills its younger sibling once it has hatched.)

Peace in the aerie; may the hatchlings thrive! 

 

 
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April 29th, 2018, 10:27 am #15

With hatching imminent for at least one of the eggs, Cameras A and B are in synch for the first time since we've been watching the eagle's nest. 

Watching Momma roll the eggs, no cracks are yet visible but the time is nigh!
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April 29th, 2018, 3:24 pm #16

I hear song birds chirping all around the nest. Why are they not afraid of our fierce friends?

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April 29th, 2018, 5:42 pm #17

Damon- 

I didn't see it, but the Eagle web site mentioned that a rogue eagle positioned itself in the branches near to the nest and was an ominous presence until one of the eagles drove it away after many hours of its threatening presence.
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April 30th, 2018, 5:28 pm #18

Right on schedule, the first little fuzzball left the confining egg this morning and has spent the first day tucked under Momma's warm wings, resting and sleeping, not yet ready to be presented to the world.

I did get a little peek of the newbie when Momma stood to stretch but all that was visible was moving pearl colored fuzz next to the other egg.

But, the excitement has begun and the other egg should hatch no later than Thursday, the 3rd of May, if all goes according to the projected schedule. 

Hope you'll take a look at the web site and welcome our new little friend(s).   
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April 30th, 2018, 8:07 pm #19

Daddy flew in at exactly 8 pm. Ma has not moved an inch from her assigned position during my visit.

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May 4th, 2018, 8:59 am #20

The eagle cam site is once again experiencing camera problems, giving us only a black screen with a notation that the server or network failed. In emails they acknowledge they have ongoing problems but offer no timing for restoration of their video.

Meanwhile, frustration is the order of the day, as the second hatchling worked its way to freedom early yesterday morning; another empty milestone for eagle cam devotees. 

While there is no live video available, there are separate videos of the two puffballs working their way out of their eggs at the https://www.dceaglecam.org/ web site.
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