January 27, 2011 • 4:52 am

There’s an eagle in the nest on the the live Eaglecam. If you’re awake, go look!  I’ll keep the site visible on my spare laptop much of today and post here with the time (EST) when I see eagles.  Check back from time to time.

6:52 EST: EAGLES: two of them! What magnificent birds!  One of them is bringing sticks to the nest, which is obviously still being built.  Eggs and chicks to come!

7:54 EST: Both eagles still there; they’re building the nest.

9:00 EST: Eagles out hunting or looking for sticks.

9:32 EST:  Both eagles back in the nest, busily tucking in sticks.

25 thoughts on “EAGLES!

  1. It’s now rearranging the furniture … errr … moss/leaves/twigs/greenstuff in the nest.

    (Great … now I’m addicted to eaglecam)

        1. Big stick – does not want to cooperate. Stick banished to make outer walls. Too big for interior decoration.
          Ok – now I WILL stop.
          (It took all of five minutes to get addicted. When I was a kid I used to watch birds and to draw birds in my sketch-book. I love birds, and now I really need to work and not.watch.beautiful.eagles!)

          1. Ohhhhhh, sniny!
            Oh – won’t load for me, though (and that is a good thing seeing that I’m at work and all)

  2. I never realized how much effort placing one stick can involve. Try it here, pick it up again, try the other side, tread on it for a bit – move it around again.

    Jerry – Now I have to figure out why you are posting on EST not CST – very confusing this early in the morning, need coffee! (I guess the net is in Virginia so is it now Eagle Standard Time?)

    1. On a nature show I saw recently, a male eagle had recently gotten a new mate. He brings her to the nest site, and that’s OK with her, but every stick she brings and places, soon as he shows up, he puts it in a different place.

  3. Oh, I finally got a connection and am looking at an eagle! Splendid!! Correction, two eagles! Wonderful!

    Back home, a bird watching organisation always provides several webcams in the spring, showing birds’ nests, and it’s always been a great success in our house. But that doesn’t feature a magnificent bird like an eagle (though the owls and storks are fun to watch too).

  4. This pair of eagles have been nesting at the Norfolk Botanical Garden for about 6 years. They always raise between 2 and 4 chicks a season and usually do start in January. Of course its been much colder this year than usual, but that hasn’t seemed to deter the eagles. I worked at this garden several years ago and am acquainted with the VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries wildlife biologists who is in charge of protecting the eagles and their nest.

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