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Post by Bisky on Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:50 pm

Well gang, I almost hate to post another webcam; but, the female just laid her first egg of the season this afternoon, so some of you might be interested in watching from time to time:

http://www.wvec.com/marketplace/microsite-content/eagle-cam.html

I have been watching this cam for several years now, and the pair usually raises 3 eaglets each year. The nest is located in the Botanical Gardens at Norfolk, Virginia, on our east coast (the time difference is 7 hours earlier than Estonian time). The camera has someone operating it 24 hours so it moves around or zooms in when there is something special to see. It has no sound, and the night vision could be better -- but it is wonderful during daylight hours.

Here is her first egg laid at 2:15 Sunday afternoon (about a half hour ago)



Unfortunately, there was a heavy snow storm yesterday in the area (quite unusual) so it will be a challenge for her to keep it warm. Here is a video taken shortly after the egg was laid:


I hope you all enjoy following them as much as I do


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Post by Bisky on Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:57 pm

The wildlife specialists post a blog with further information about the eagles:

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/eaglecam/

Along the right a little way down the page you can read any previous posts from this year and also there are archives of all the previous years. (If you do not have anything else to do for the next couple of days )
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Post by garina do mar on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:39 am

I think I know this cam nod
Isn't it the cam where 2 years ago they had to make a chirurgy to the chick?

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Post by Bisky on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:44 am

garina do mar wrote:I think I know this cam nod
Isn't it the cam where 2 years ago they had to make a chirurgy to the chick?

This is the one It had a growth on it's beak that turned out to be avian pox. That eagle is still in captivity at the animal hospital where it was taken. Surgery was performed, but the growth had caused the beak to form incorrectly. It cannot be released because it's beak has to be reshaped every few months so he can tear and eat his food.

http://www.wildlifecenter.org/wp/non-releasable-cover/


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Post by Bisky on Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:11 am

Mom is standing up to stretch her legs for a minute while sitting on the egg overnight

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Post by caysa on Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:00 am

Thanks Bisky!!!! This is going to be fun, I think!!!
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Post by AllyKass on Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:10 am

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in the nest middle of the night sleeping black weatherball,from centre white
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Post by Bisky on Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:12 pm

Mom and Dad together. He is still bringing sticks to fortify the nest and she is sitting on the egg. She is on the left, Dad on the right. He is a little smaller -- she has poofier head feathers

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Post by caysa on Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:18 pm

In case you want to watch the cam in one of your players, this is the direct cam address: http://hwcdn.net/j2r7p9n9/wls/147880-WVEC2.asx
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Post by Bisky on Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:49 pm

Caysa, thank you for the direct link .

Today, a second egg appeared

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Post by AllyKass on Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:00 pm

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Post by Bisky on Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:31 am



It is a windy, snowy night on the nest for a snow covered mom and her two eggs. Near the end of the video, the wind changes directions and snow starts to cover the camera! (Snow is very unusual in this part of the country.)
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Post by AllyKass on Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:34 am

hard times everywhere....
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Post by caysa on Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:09 am

Bisky wrote:

It is a windy, snowy night on the nest for a snow covered mom and her two eggs. Near the end of the video, the wind changes directions and snow starts to cover the camera! (Snow is very unusual in this part of the country.)

Oh boy..... I hope that mom stays put on the eggs!!! The eggs can take a lot, but wet snow would for sure not be very good
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Post by Bisky on Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:34 pm

At least it looks like Mom made it through the night. The temperature is now 3 -- I expected to see snow on the nest, but it must have melted as it landed. There is still moisture on the camera lens.

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Post by Bisky on Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:44 pm

That Mom is one tough bird -- she laid her third egg around 11:30 as the rain was starting to turn to snow. The third egg is to the left partially covered by her white feathers.

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Post by AllyKass on Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:50 pm

braavo again
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Post by caysa on Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:58 pm

Poor bird, it lookd like a blizzard there now!!

No, it is HAIL , it is bouncing off the branches......
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Post by AllyKass on Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:49 pm

what a storm there is....tree is moving so much affraid
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Post by Ricky on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:13 pm

Now it´s snowing there... And the nest starts to be concered with it...




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Post by AllyKass on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:20 pm

poor bird...can someone go to there and give to it warm blanket?
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Post by Laaly on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:23 pm

Ricky wrote:Now it´s snowing there... And the nest starts to be concered with it...




i dont know... i seem to have some issue with rickys pic.. i can hardly see some of them you have post
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Post by Ricky on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:29 pm

Laaly wrote:
Ricky wrote:Now it´s snowing there... And the nest starts to be concered with it...




i dont know... i seem to have some issue with rickys pic.. i can hardly see some of them you have post

A pic?? In my post I don´t see any pic myself...

(I was too lazy to upload a pic on imageshack and so I tried to press the printscreen button and then paste the pic here. But that didn´t work (no idea why) and actually there shouldn´t be a pic now....)
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Post by Laaly on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:31 pm

Ricky wrote:
Laaly wrote:
Ricky wrote:Now it´s snowing there... And the nest starts to be concered with it...




i dont know... i seem to have some issue with rickys pic.. i can hardly see some of them you have post

A pic?? In my post I don´t see any pic myself...

(I was too lazy to upload a pic on imageshack and so I tried to press the printscreen button and then paste the pic here. But that didn´t work (no idea why) and actually there shouldn´t be a pic now....)
i can see some wierd boxes there.... there is no red x inside it but there are red square, green ring and blue triangle in those three boxes i see...

and i mean also your eagle and other pic.. i just dont seem to load them
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Post by Ricky on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:39 pm

Laaly wrote:
Ricky wrote:
Laaly wrote:
Ricky wrote:Now it´s snowing there... And the nest starts to be concered with it...




i dont know... i seem to have some issue with rickys pic.. i can hardly see some of them you have post

A pic?? In my post I don´t see any pic myself...

(I was too lazy to upload a pic on imageshack and so I tried to press the printscreen button and then paste the pic here. But that didn´t work (no idea why) and actually there shouldn´t be a pic now....)
i can see some wierd boxes there.... there is no red x inside it but there are red square, green ring and blue triangle in those three boxes i see...

and i mean also your eagle and other pic.. i just dont seem to load them

Computer really are great - they put 3 boxes with red squares, green rings and blue triagnles when trying to paste one pic

About the other pics - maybe your internet is rather slow? The pics are .bmp pics, so there is more data to load which lasts longer. But they are loaded on imageshack, so they should load just normally - only a bit slower.....
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Post by Laaly on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:46 pm

i dont know (as you know) nothing about puters :p i just know that your pic dont load much

and those squares and things... they really are there.. i can see three little boxes and inside them are those other colorful things
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Post by Bisky on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:48 pm



This cannot be any fun -- and she has a long, cold night ahead!
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Post by Ricky on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:54 pm

Laaly wrote:i dont know (as you know) nothing about puters :p i just know that your pic dont load much

and those squares and things... they really are there.. i can see three little boxes and inside them are those other colorful things

I believe you that those things are there. I never questioned that...

But I have no idea why the computer does such things...
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Post by Bisky on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:58 pm

Laaly, I just see little boxes where Ricky's pictures shoud be, too .

Ricky, can you see the pictures from your posts?
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Post by Ricky on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:09 am

No, I don´t see them. I don´t see anything there, not even boxes.

But all the other pics I posted I do see.
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