Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 17 Maalis 2011 22:55

Have I blamed Dad wrongly?

At BCAW is a information, that there isn't any cause to be worried; both parents have been there nearby.

http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewtopic.php?f=114&t=788&start=120

Why the baby have not been feeded? Haven't seen a fish at the nest today. Why the newborn baby is so long times alone at the nest?

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 18 Maalis 2011 04:10

3 hours at late evening and night on 17-18 March 2011.
Kuva15 slides

The night so far has been quiet... Belle has tucked her head to sleep.
Kuva

... ... Belle is awake again, and makes noise while sad (?) voice

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 18 Maalis 2011 04:33

There has been lots of thoughts and observations what the situation at the nest really is.
From Randy has come Good News.

http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=20.210

"Good News.

I walked the trails along the Potomac and around the nest tree till dark.
I saw no injured eagle.
Here's what I observed:

6:30 pm: Belle was on the nest and calm and another eagle was perched
in the branches above the nest. Because Belle did not seem stressed, I can
only assume it was Lib. I had binocs, but due to sun glare could not see
him well.
I did think his feathers looked a little ruffled though.

6:40: After some chatter back & forth, both birds take off and fly toward
the river.
They were both gone @ 30 mins.

7:10: One eagle returned to the nest and shortly after the other returned
to perch above the nest.
Both eagles seemed calm.

8:15: Belle on the nest and calm. The other eagle (Lib ?) is perched above
the nest.

8:45: We have a nearly full moon and I see Belle on the nest (on TV) and
calm.

All quiet on the western front.

Randy"
- - - - -

Hopefully these Good News means a good tomorrow to the nest!

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 18 Maalis 2011 11:08

Belle was sleeping when I opened the cam image. Soon she waked up, vocalized... turned her head again between the wings... No other voices or eagles aren't present.

11 slides.
Kuva About 3:00 at night/morning 18 March 2011, nest time.

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 18 Maalis 2011 14:56

Belle made a short flight and when coming back to the nest chased an intruder away. Otherwise she has been incubating and while calling Liberty (?). The baby eaglet is bubbly and moving around easily.
But how long time he can be without a food?

Kuva

KuvaKuva

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 18 Maalis 2011 19:31

Eagle Nest Updates
March 18, 2011

The first of two eggs in the nest hatched yesterday, March 17th, in the morning. Two eagles have been confirmed to be present at the nest as of this morning. One has been generally staying higher in the tree (above the camera). The behavior we are seeing from the adult eagles is a little different than is typical. At this point U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff are working to confirm whether these two eagles are the mating pair. More information will follow soon.


http://www.fws.gov/nctc/cam/nestupdates.html

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 18 Maalis 2011 19:58

This is starting to look worse all the time. Belle (?) has been several times out of the nest, two times about one hour long. Baby alone, no food.

Belle injured yesterday to her beak in battles, but it seems not to bother her. The other one wounded to head.

Now at least Belle is back at the nest.

I'm not sure, if I can watch this to the end, if the baby aren't to get any food.

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 18 Maalis 2011 23:22

Eagle Nest Updates
March 18, 2011 - 3:00 PM

While we are still working to confirm what the current situation is with the adult eagles, we would like to remind all of our dedicated eagle fans that the eagles who nest on the NCTC campus are wild birds. As such, they are exposed to the same environmental pressures any eagle faces in nature. While the NCTC camera provides us with an opportunity to observe these magnificent birds in their natural environment, it is not our policy to interfere with them in any way.


http://www.fws.gov/nctc/cam/nestupdates.html

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 19 Maalis 2011 00:00

Kuva Kuva

Belle has been sitting there already some time, but she has to be very alert... still she is tending to the eaglet same time.

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 19 Maalis 2011 00:28

Just read, an intruder is preventing [edit./Annie] Liberty to come to the nest. This was told someone, who has been there just now, watching at Belle and the nest.

Edit. 19 March: Took off the link, it didn't work today anymore. :|

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 19 Maalis 2011 17:07

Kuva Belle(?) just left.
Kuva The Chick moves quite briskly nest hole and screams her mother after thank god... between resting.

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 19 Maalis 2011 18:31

Kuva

Mom came back - and left again. Can't see or hear anything else what can be seen in these pics. I wish I was there.

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Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Molly » 19 Maalis 2011 18:47

This seems to be such a sad story :what: But still....let`s keep our hope up that everything would turn out to a better direction in the end :prayer:
All the birds have flown up and gone; A lonely cloud floats leisurely by. We never tire of looking at each other - Only the mountain and I. -Li Po-

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 19 Maalis 2011 19:01

Kuva

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 19 Maalis 2011 19:39

Kuva

Mom back. Like she would have some food in her peak, she "fed" the chick. ?? At the nest is not no fish yet. This same action took place also yesterday at least.

Mom is brooding...the egg might already be cracked, if isn't grass...

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 19 Maalis 2011 20:25

Here http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=20.330 they think, it would be water what Mom gives to chick.

There you find also a video about this feeding.

Page 23 : Annsva

Re: NCTC Nest Observations, ScreenShots & Videos
« Reply #335 on: Today at 10:09:56 AM »


Click the image!

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 20 Maalis 2011 00:29

Mom is gone and back to the nest. Before he was last, a baby eaglet defecated - - or do I need new glasses? :P

~ ~ ~
... ... And now Mom quite clearly feeds the baby with something which come out of her beak. At first baby don't react, but the point it picks up and tries to get everything that a parent has to give. :D


~ ~ ~

For a long time has been knocking ... 8-)

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 20 Maalis 2011 00:49

BELLE FEEDS BABY.

17 pics.
Kuva

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 20 Maalis 2011 01:46

:treehug:Just now : feeding time like before.

Baby makes even tiny jumps towards Moms beak. And Mom makes everything so gently.

Annie

Re: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 2011

ViestiKirjoittaja Annie » 20 Maalis 2011 02:05

After feeded baby... peaceful evening is there, Belle can rest a little...

Kuva Kuva


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