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#51 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:26 PM

By the way, I found this helpful to answer some questions

http://www.learner.o.../826572782.html

#52 nancykind

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 05:01 PM

wheeeeeewwwww. last night one of the babies just would not move. i had to stop watching but i just checked and they all look okay today. oh man..... i'm fine as long as they're fine. :funny1:

#53 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 05:06 PM

hehe

One of their heads is really starting to show white.

#54 nancykind

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 12:58 PM

whooaaaa, super windy there today! on a big gust, it's a little dizzying watching the branches and nest move so much.

#55 Jam Fan

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:33 PM

feed down, i guess. :huh:

#56 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:41 PM

nah, I see a feeding. The whole family is there

#57 Baidarka

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:06 PM

Bald eagle with Web following struck, killed by plane

Not the one we are watching here, but an female eagle was killed by a plane in Virginia.

http://news.blogs.cn...illed-by-plane/

[QUOTE]Biologists believe a bald eagle that was a star of a popular Virginia eagle-watching webcam was killed Tuesday morning, struck by an airplane that was landing at Norfolk International Airport.

A U.S. Airways jet

#58 Misha

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:11 PM

That's so sad Baidarka!

#59 Baidarka

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:16 PM

That's so sad Baidarka!


Yeah. Mary Beth's dad saw one last week, dead on the NYS Thruway as it goes through the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge west of Syracuse. I guess as their numbers increase, so will the encounters with our machines.

#60 Misha

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:32 PM

Yeah. Mary Beth's dad saw one last week, dead on the NYS Thruway as it goes through the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge west of Syracuse. I guess as their numbers increase, so will the encounters with our machines.


Good point.

I used to work at a bird sanctuary and we had the most beautiful injured bald eagle (his name was Luke). The classes that came each day were always in awe of seeing a live bald eagle--they really are amazing to see (preferable alive:undecided: ).

#61 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:34 PM

:shocked:

sad indeed

#62 nancykind

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:36 PM

i can't go two days without seeing both parents on our cam and not worry. it's the one drawback to getting involved.... :undecided:

#63 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:38 PM

Something like 1 of 8 eaglets make it to 2 years old

#64 nancykind

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:41 PM

i think our eagles have fledged 3 succesfully each of the last two years and has the three this year

#65 nancykind

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 11:04 PM

man, they are screaming tonight! :eek:

#66 Jam Fan

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 03:40 PM

panning around the nest a few minutes ago
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#67 gram-man

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 04:24 PM

They eaglets are really getting big. Looks like a lot of they've molted off a lot of their baby feathers. We're looking at what a few weeks before their flying?

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:20 PM

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#69 nancykind

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:46 PM

i think the oldest was switched at hatching. :tongue1: it's only one day older than the next but is developing sooooooooooooooooooo quickly! :eek:

#70 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 03:14 PM

So cool to watch them walking around in their nest now. The feathers are coming in and they'll be flying in a couple of weeks

#71 Jam Fan

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:55 PM

this guy has been flapping his wings, a few times throughout the day

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#72 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:58 PM

:clapping:

they grow up so quick :cry1:

#73 ladygingechilla

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:01 PM

Every time this gets bumped I lose 20 minutes of my life to that damned, adorable webcam

#74 Jam Fan

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:22 PM

E1 is now flapping while hopping. If he gets blown out of the nest, what would happen to him?

#75 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:13 AM

From the learner.org link I put above:

Q. Out of twenty eaglets, how many will live to be adults?

A. This varies with the population in question. From our work releasing eagles in new york, about 2.5 adults would survive for every 20 ( 1 in 8). Mortality is highest for eagles in their first year of life, especially their first six months. The first winter is crucial. Some biologists (two studies) have estimated mortality as high as 72 % within one year of fledging (leaving the nest). Another study estimated that only 11 % of eagles were alive after 3 years of life. In general, we believe that only about 1 in 10 eagles survive to adulthood ( 5 yrs of age ).

Q. How old are they before they can fly?

A. 11-12 weeks, when they leave their nest.



#76 Jam Fan

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:36 PM

Miss Schaum's Tuesday 3rd Grade Class:

Q. How old does a baby have to be to leave its mother?

A. 10-12 weeks to leave the nest, although fledglings then often stay around "learning from their parents and honing their flying and feeding skills for another 1-2 months.


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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:10 PM

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:15 PM

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 09:32 PM

wet birdies :heart:

#80 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 02:30 AM

Speaking of wet birdies, did you see this highlight labeled: Decorah Eaglets Singing in the Rain?

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#81 nancykind

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 10:56 AM

the website says they are fully funded for next year already. :thup:

#82 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 12:18 AM

I keep on expecting to find an empty nest. Not yet!

#83 Jam Fan

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 03:20 AM

they have been flapping and hopping across the nest.

#84 gram-man

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 12:05 PM

They sure do look ready to take off!

#85 nancykind

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 04:36 PM

never got around to checking last night, will have to tune in tonight to see how everyone is. :)

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 04:39 PM

Looks like we're seeing a different angle than usual. One of the babies was kinda just laying in the nest this am...had me a lil worried. Hope he's ok and was just tired. The other two looked full on ready to start flying off.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 04:46 PM

panning aound

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:14 PM

One of the babies was kinda just laying in the nest this am...had me a lil worried. Hope he's ok and was just tired. The other two looked full on ready to start flying off.

Yeah, I hope that eaglet is OK. It's still lying around... assuming it's the same one.

I'm worried too

#89 nancykind

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 12:00 AM

3 of them, up and at 'em. maybe a carcass on the back left there? it's pixelated for me. although that one is making weird noises to be sure. :huh: :undecided:

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 12:21 AM

I see 'em up now...but I dunno bout at 'em. He's not sitting w/the other two, and was making some odd noises just a lil bit ago.

#91 nancykind

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 01:52 PM

Fledge could happen between June 11 and 25. Bob believes it will be closer to the 25th.

well good for bob. :funny1:

i'm afraid to look - how many are there?

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 01:58 PM

There's two on cam right now. the other might just be out of the shot. Not sure if any fledged yet.

EDIT: just caught a glimse of a 3 eaglet's wing in the bottom lefthand corner of the screen. Looks like they're all still there.

#93 JBetty

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 01:59 PM

I see three

#94 nancykind

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 02:18 PM

wheeeewwwwww! :D okay i can go look now. :lol:

#95 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 03:09 PM

Yeah, I read they may branching soon, but around the 25th for the fledging.

#96 Jam Fan

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 09:40 PM

all 3 being fed, now.

all 5 are in the nest :ura1:

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 09:44 PM

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 10:55 PM

Banding
RRP hopes to band these juvies and place a satellite transmitter on one of them. The juvies will be captured on the ground a couple of weeks after they fledge. The small band with its identifying color and number goes around one of the ankles and does not bother or endanger the bird. The transmitter is mounted loosely and comfortably like a tiny backpack, and it does not interfere with flight or with head or neck movement. The process takes just a few minutes and does not frighten or harm the birds. It is possible to take measurements of the juvies as they are banded to determine their sex. Banding eventually gives researchers information on how far the bird has flown from its birth nest once it has died or is found injured; the band might also be spotted during feeding, nesting, or migrating and thus can be useful in tracking the eagle's movements. The transmitter will allow researchers to track the juvie regularly via GPS and will yield invaluable information on its behavior. The transmitter is designed to fall off after a few years. Banding and placing the transmitter will be done by Bob Anderson, Director of RRP, and other raptor experts who have banded many birds before and who always follow the safest protocols, and who will have obtained the required permits to do so. This is a good web site that describes the process

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 05:57 PM

One keeps flapping and fly in the air a few feet! I think it's branching.

But what of the other one in the nest that we can see?

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:43 PM

the webcam shows two on a branch!!!