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/
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
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.”
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.
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
Yippee!! Mom eagle Belle has laid her first egg of the season! Congrats to all who love and follow this nest! Link to cam: http://outdoorchannel.com/eaglecam
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.
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
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://126.96.36.199:6300/jpegpull.htm (the login to use is “guest” and the password is “guest”
Big thanks to the eagle-eye eagleholics who helped confirm that indeed there is an egg at Bluff city! Special thanks to Christine O who provided the attached pic! Link to cam: http://livestream.com/accounts/16155302/events/4739316