Join discussions on moving to and living in the USVI, ask questions, share info & tips! (Vacationing? Visit Travel Message Board)


This has nothing to do with the VI

SkysTheLimit
March 23, 2012 11:13AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 1,528

Sorry, but thought I'd share a link.
Eagle nest live camera in Davenport Iowa. 2 of the 3 eggs have hatched and she is sitting on the baby eagles. This morning both parents were in the nest feeding them fish. Very cool.(tu)

[www.alcoa.com]

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI

dougtamjj
March 23, 2012 04:38PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 2,136

Thanks Sky. We watched for a while today.:-) Another good one is Africam. They have they have 3 different locations. Our favorite is Tembe.

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI

Alexandra
March 23, 2012 04:56PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,432

just tuned in at the perfect time to see them feed one of the eaglets and then cover them up to keep them warm. Always fun to see nature in action.

Tami - what's the webcam addy you use for your Africa sites?

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI

dougtamjj
March 23, 2012 07:44PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 2,136

[www.africam.com] Alexandra, this is a link to all 3 sites. They are in the Sarengeti. Tembe is our favorite. That is where we see the most wildlife.

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI
avatar

swans
March 25, 2012 07:21AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 789

G'morning,
Question: Has anyone seen "Dad" within the last 24 hrs.? Although I peek frequently, I haven't seen him in the nest.

Thank you, Sky, for this great opportunity to observe nature and her beauty through these glorious birds!
Swan

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI

SkysTheLimit
March 25, 2012 09:16AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 1,528

They are both there now. Feeding, then changing of the guard.

Edit to add. I was curious and looked this up. The eaglets will stay in the nest for 10 to 12 weeks before they can fly.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/25/2012 09:22AM by SkysTheLimit.

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI
avatar

swans
March 25, 2012 10:58AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 789

Quote
SkysTheLimit
They are both there now. Feeding, then changing of the guard.

Thanks Sky. I missed the event ; I hope I see the next one. :-)
I love the way the parents "make a tight fist" of their feet and talons when navigating within the nest so as to avoid accidently injuring the eaglets. What remarkable characters! Fledging will be a momentous occasion when they leave their nest and take to the sky! With both a sadness and a joy, we'll say "good-bye" and offer our "thanks for sharing these precious months of your lives with us."

Swan
- and with each farewell, a part of me goes with you -
I am disappearing....
JCW

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI

SkysTheLimit
March 25, 2012 11:47AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 1,528

Now the 3rd has hatched(tu) I was wondering about that one....

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI

Beeski
March 25, 2012 02:52PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 440

My red-footed tortises are traumatized by the eagle's meal :-o
Good Stuff Sky....thanks.

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI
avatar

swans
March 26, 2012 12:14PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 789

[www.baldeagleinfo.com]

Interesting/ informative article on the Bald Eagle.
Swan

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI

Paula
March 26, 2012 01:04PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 277

This is so interesting! It's very windy up there today. Mom was covering the babies and balancing herself against the strong winds. Suddenly the dad showed up with a fish (I think, it looked like one) and ate some of it, then left it on the upper right of the nest. He took off for a short while, but showed back up and there was a changing of the guard. Mom has flown off. I need to get off this laptop and get to work, but the eagles are fascinating to watch!

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI
avatar

swans
March 28, 2012 06:13PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 789

What an interesting study this has become! :D

The refrigerator is well stocked. Yesterday it appeared to contain a hefty portion of meat as well as the fish. The babies enjoyed it immensely. Dinner was served at about 5:30 PM - ET tonight after which all three eaglets took to basking in the sunlight.

During the day, the largest of the three (Ihe wee puffball bigshot) has taken to parading around the nest, instead of remaining tucked under the feathers of the parent. So young with a mind of its own already!

Just a note: At times the video seems to freeze or will state 'paused'. When either happens, merely click on the "refresh" at the right of the link at the top of the screen. You will return to the dark screen with the arrow. Click on the arrow and the camera will immediately resume - (for those who may not know.)

:-)
Swan

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI

SkysTheLimit
March 29, 2012 08:12AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 1,528

The Eagle Cam just made ABC morning news.

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI

SkysTheLimit
April 03, 2012 03:53PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 1,528

Didn't know Eagles can swim...
[www.youtube.com]

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI

dougtamjj
April 03, 2012 05:20PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 2,136

Incredible!

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI
avatar

swans
April 03, 2012 06:31PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 789

Eagles certainly are determined!
Thank you, Sky.
Swan :-)

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI

dougtamjj
April 03, 2012 07:56PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 2,136

Thanks Mr. Sky. The sky is beautiful tonight Ms. Swans. We saw lots of bats with night vision.

J:-)

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI
avatar

swans
April 04, 2012 09:27PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 789

Quote
dougtamjj
Thanks Mr. Sky. The sky is beautiful tonight Ms. Swans. We saw lots of bats with night vision.
J:-)

JJ, Thank you for sharing your observations! I like the bats, because most of them love mosquitos! :D
Your Friend, Ms. Swan
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

G'evening Everyone:

I'm getting a bit concerned about chick number three (3) - the smallest (the "runt of the litter" if you will.)
While his appetite seems healthy and he is able to get a respectable portion of food at feeding (due to the lack of sibling aggressive competition at this point/ stage of development, he is simply not growing proportionally given his present age. The other two are thriving, adding weight, and growing rapidly.

"Survival of the Fittest/ The Law of Natural Selection" rules in the environment - assuring that only the "genetically strong" will thrive and perpetuate the species If there exists a genetic anomaly, I am wondering if it may be an inability for this particular eaglet to assimilate his food. This would result in nutritional deficiency - fatal in the wild. ..birds with this affliction would also lack the strength and stamina to compete with another sibling (s) and not survive to maturity. It is rare for Eagles to rear three young. I hope this family will be the exception!

This is an observation I wanted to share with other Eagle Cam viewers.
Swan
.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/04/2012 09:34PM by swans.

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI

dougtamjj
April 05, 2012 06:49PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 2,136

This evening we see one chick moving around the nest and the head of another one peeking out from under mom. I hope all three make it.

Tammy

Thank you Ms. Swans. We like bat too and watch them each night. Mom doesn't like it when they fly in the house. LOL! I think it is funny!

JJ

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI
avatar

swans
April 09, 2012 12:54PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 789

G'day:

I'm pleased to see that the family has been doing well these past five days; PeeWee - as the youngest chick is referred to - has a great appetite and more often than not steps right up to the plate and in front of the older siblings during some feedings to gain the parents attention. Today, after everyone had lunch, PeeWee stayed for a second serving and, consequently, enjoyed a freshly caught fish! The five day age difference between him and the first hatched sibling is very obvious in terms of size and overall maturity. A 2 day different exists between the 1st and 2nd hatched chicks. I do hope he remains strong and diligent and we have three that fledge this season.

Soon, Alcoa will be seeking names for the eaglets and, I believe, will turn to the the EagleCam viewers for ideas. I have two sets of names in mind:

1 - St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St John
:D
2 - Endeavour, Discovery, and Atlantis (now, who are they???) :-)

Swan

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI
avatar

swans
April 18, 2012 07:25AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 789

The family is well and pulled through some nasty stormy/ windy weather recently. PeeWee, the smallest of the group, is still playing "catch-up" although he is five days younger than the oldest eaglet. Eagle watchers are cheering him on! :D

Naming is ongoing through this week also.
Again, thank you, Sky, for this rare opportunity to observe this beautiful family!
Swan

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI

SkysTheLimit
April 18, 2012 07:54AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 1,528

Looks like they are starting to change color. The largest shows some black feathers coming in and a bit of white on it's head. I hope to be watching when they fly away.

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI

Paula
April 18, 2012 08:19AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 277

I have become addicted to watching this true 'reality' show! Yesterday the babies gave me several scares by staying so close to the left side, where it appears the bad weather of a couple of nights ago took out some limbs. Those heavy little bottoms kept them anchored in the nest thank goodness:-) Their funny big yellow clown feet are so cute. Today looks to be another windy one... What a fascinating look at nature.

Paula

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI
avatar

swans
April 18, 2012 08:35AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 789

Quote
SkysTheLimit
Sorry, but thought I'd share a link.
Eagle nest live camera in Davenport Iowa. 2 of the 3 eggs have hatched and she is sitting on the baby eagles. This morning both parents were in the nest feeding them fish. Very cool.(tu)

[www.alcoa.com]

Just wanted to bring up the link...:-)
Swan

Re: This has nothing to do with the VI

dougtamjj
April 18, 2012 06:45PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 2,136

Thanks swans. We have been so busy this week with learning about turtles that we have neglected the eagles. We will check out the eagles tomorrow.

Tam

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Moving to the U.S. Virgin Islands?

Settlers Handbook
Only $17.95

The Settlers Handbook for the U.S. Virgin Islands is your guide to moving to St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island.

Whether you are dreaming about island living, received a job transfer, are a new resident, or plan to retire in the USVI later down the road - this book is worth reading!

Order Today

Advertise

Join VIMovingCenter.com Today!

Tell prospective and current residents about your business.

Learn More →

Sister Sites

VITraders

USVI Books & Souvenirs

VInow

USVI Vacation Guide

Living in de V.I.

USVI Relocation DVD

Proud Supporter

VI Olympic Team

For over 45 years, the Virgin Islands has celebrated the Olympic tradition by sending our athletes to compete.

Learn More →

Newsletter Signup

Sign up now for our FREE Virgin Islands Moving Center Newsletter and we will email you regular updates on what's happening in the Virgin Islands & on VImovingcenter.com. You can unsubscribe at any time. Simply fill in the form below.

CAPTCHA

×