Did you hear about Bigfoot being seen on one of the eaglecams last year?

Um, well this is pretty wild! – I ran across this video clip where someone watching the CarbonTV eaglecam last season, spotted something unusual on the ground.  The video was making the Internet rounds and being discussed as a possible Bigfoot sighting.  Check out this video clip.  What do you think it is?

http://www.carbontv.com/cams/carbontv-eagle-cam/bigfoot-sighting-on-live-eagle-cam//

Welcome to the 2016-2017 Eaglecam season! News from the Nests!

Hi everyone and welcome to the new eaglecam season for 2016-2017!  There are quite a few eaglecams that are already online for the new season (or stayed online throughout).  I’ve reset the Eaglecam list to show current status and clear out all the dates from last season.

Here is a little bit of news from the nests:

Both the Florida cams are reporting lots of activity at the nests.  Typically, these are the nests where we see the first chicks of the season.  The AEF Northeast Florida nest came online for the season yesterday, and I’ve seen reports that the cams are going in for the Southwest Florida cam as we speak.  (the picture with this post is Juliet from the Northeast Florida nest having lunch today)

Our beloved eaglet E8 from last season, was released back into the wild on August 18 after a successful rehab from a broken leg.  So happy to know E8 is in the wild again!

The Upper Mississippi nest, where we watched a trio of adult eagles raise young, will have new cams and wiring installed for this year.  Last year it went offline toward the end of the season with technical difficulties.

I know of at least one new eaglecam that is being planned in Tennessee.  It is located at Dale Hollow Lake. More as I learn more!

Apologies – News from the nests – and a short hiatus

Hi all, first a quick apology.  I know that I have missed reporting some key events over the past couple of weeks.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Injured eaglet E8 continues to improve, is off antibiotics and a full recovery is looking very possible
  • Decorah North’s DN1 successfully fledged
  • We learned through necropsy results that little DN2 succumbed to the effects of human introduced poisons
  • Decorah’s D25 successfully fledged and both D24 and D25 are on the move and being tracked with transmitters.

Unfortunately, it looks like I need to take a short break from reporting, and ask your indulgence while I tend to other things for a bit.  All is generally fine, but sometimes life just pops up and demands  attention elsewhere for a bit.   The good news is that this time of year is probably as close as we get, timing-wise, to a break in the eaglecam season.  We’ll see ramping up of nestorations starting at the Florida nests as soon as September, and I expect to be back at full reporting duties with bells on!  Thank you to all of you for being the best eagleholic friends on the planet!  I treasure you all and wish everyone a great rest of the summer!  See ya at the start of the 2016-2017 eaglecam season!!!

 

 

July 1 update on injured eaglet E8 – improvement! Antibiotics are working!

Yay for the update from CROW today on their Facebook page!  Here is what they posted:

“E8 UPDATE: We have received ‪#‎E8‬‘s bacterial culture test results and they indicate that the antibiotics have improved the bone infection. The eaglet will receive an oral and safer antibiotic for the next couple of weeks to clear the remainder of the infection. The radiographs (X-rays) show overall improvement and blood work remains positive. E8 continues to eat on its own and is bright, alert and responsive. The eaglet will continue to receive daily conditioning to help build strength and endurance.”

Decorah fledgling D24 receives band and transmitter

The Raptor Resource Project (RRP) announced the successful banding, transmitter application, and release of the juvenile Decorah Bald Eagle known as D24 today.  They determined that D24 is male.  They noted that they found D24 to be in great health and that they will begin to monitor D24 on a daily basis to watch his travels and will share tracking information  on Facebook and on their project website at http://www.raptorresource.org/

for more details on today’s banding, along with a photo, check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RaptorResourceProject

June 29 update on injured eaglet E8 – Flight Video!

Here’s what CROW posted today on E8’s status and link to a video showing E8’s first flight in the large flight enclosure: https://youtu.be/4r6cNsj_fhU

E8 UPDATE: E8 took its first flight this morning after being moved to the large flight enclosure earlier this week. The eaglet flew back and forth several times landing on high perches. E8 will receive daily conditioning to build strength and endurance to increase flight duration. The eaglet is eating very well on its own and is being offered fish in a pool as live prey.

We are still waiting for the test results from last weeks bacterial culture and will share those when they become available.

Rescue attempt currently underway for an injured eaglet from the RF Eaglecam nest!

Cam watchers noticed that one of the two recently fledged eaglets from the RF Eaglecam nest was on the ground hopping for an extended period of time.  It is suspected that the eaglet has an injured leg.  Authorities were called and consulted and help is on the ground this morning searching for the eaglet to capture it and get it into care.  At this nest, it has been really difficult to watch because earlier in the season, the cam was knocked from its mounting and has been dangling down, limiting what we can see to just a corner of the nest, but now, that same view, the one that shows the ground beneath the nest, made it possible for those very dedicated cam viewers to realize that the eaglet was injured.  In the photo, you can’t see the eaglet, but the light green on the path is a person looking for the eaglet.   Link to cam https://www.youtube.com/user/riverfarmeaglecam/live

June 22 update on injured eaglet E8: improvement!

Here’s what CROW reported today on their Facebook page:

“Recent radiographs show improvement in the infected bone. A bacterial culture was taken today from the bone to see how well the antibiotics are working and we expect to have those test results back next week. E8 remains bright, alert and gripping with both talons. The eaglet remains outside in the small flight enclosure where it has been standing and perching.”

Storm tossed eaglets at Alcoa – blown right out of the nest. They are okay!

At the Alcoa Davenport nest, they had a power outage a couple of days ago, and when they went to check on the nest, found the two 9.5 week old eaglets on the ground, apparently having been blown or fell from the nest during the storm that knocked out the power.  The eaglets have been checked and generally seem a-okay.  They are not quite old enough to fledge, so today, a team from the local office of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service helped put the pair into a tree, which is a safer place for them to be than on the ground.  They reported that the parents are around and attentive and everyone is continuing to monitor the situation.   Here’s a link to the cam and more detailed explanation of the happenings of the last day or two along with photos.  it looks like they don’t have power restored to the cams just yet, but they are working on it.  http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_davenport/en/info_page/eaglecam.asp