First Egg arrives at the new ETSU Johnson City eaglecam nest!

Exciting! our first on cam egg at the East Tennessee State University nest! Pretty funny, dad eagle was busy eating dinner right next to Mom as she was laying the egg.  Got to hand it to him, he showed up with snacks for his first egg’s arrival  LOL!  Both the ETSU cams are going to be fun to follow this season.  Link to cam: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/biology/eagle-cam/ec_one.php  There is also a new Facebook Group dedicated to the ETSU cams https://www.facebook.com/groups/1137594716258493/

Sad news at the Blackwater Refuge nest, eggs may not be viable

They are reporting at the Blackwater Refuge nest today that the eggs were unattended overnight on what was a cold and snowy night, and so are unlikely to be able to hatch. They believe that there may have been an intruder which caused the parents to leave the nest, but exactly what happened isn’t yet known. Link to cam: http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/camhtm2.html

Eaglet E8 being his (or her) very cute self!

See more photos and info on the CROW Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CROWClinic

info on E8’s condition quoted from the FB post “no broken bones but showed signs of dehydration and weight loss. Because of swelling in the leg, there is concern about nerve damage due to the lack of blood flow. More will be determined tomorrow once the swelling has reduced.”

More info about E8’s rescue at the SWFEC nest

Here is a link to a good story in the Fort Myers News Press about the rescue, it includes video of the rescue and comments by Heather Barron, hospital director at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) on what she found when she went up to the nest.

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/2016/02/09/eaglet-tied-nest-taken-rehab-center/80063794/

Eaglet E8 Rescued!

Quick post, more later!  Yay!!!! E8 has been rescued from the nest and is being taken for evaluation and care.  Such good news!  The cam was taken offline during the rescue but is expected to be live again very shortly.  Link to cam: http://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html

Watch Caution – SWFEC nest eaglet E8 possibly tangled

It appears that 11 day old eaglet E8 on the Southwest Florida nest may have its foot tangled in nest material.  I watched for a while and was unable to confirm, but there are enough reports that I decided to issue a watch caution.  E8 was certainly being very vocal.  While I watched, E8 was bonked quite a bit by E7 during feeding, but once E7 was full, E8 received a dedicated feeding, so the good news is E8 is getting food.  Hopefully the nest tangling will resolve itself.  I will post further info as I have it.    What is a Watch Caution?  While we all know that nature can be tough to watch when we choose to watch the nests, for some people, it works best not to watch when difficult things are happening.   My Watch Caution, Critical Watch Alerts and All Clear help to let people know when something is happening, so that each person can make their own decision on what works best for them in terms whether to watch.

Third egg arrives at the IWS Sauces eaglecam nest!

Yay!  We have a third egg at Sauces!  Because the first egg was broken, we have two eggs total that are currently being incubated.  Talons crossed for a successful year at this nest!  Link to cam: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sauces-cam  or visit the IWS All Cams page to watch all of their cams together (it is way cool!) at: http://www.iws.org/interactive_nestchat_allUstream.html

Third egg arrives for the Upper Mississippi Refuge eagle trio!

Wow, three eggs for the Upper Mississippi Refuge nest!  Very exciting!  Big thanks to Chris and Signe62 for the heads up on the arrival of the new egg!  Link to cam: http://208.86.162.107:6300/jpegpull.htm  (the login to use is “guest” and the password is “guest”