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THE BALD EAGLES: Alcoa EagleCams  

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swans
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Good day everyone,

Our friends at Alcoa Davenport in Iowa introduced a second EagleCam for their "across the treetop peeks" of the Bald Eagle nest to compliment their "Nest View" close-up Cam. The two Eagles, Liberty and Justice, built the nest in 2009 and have maintained it since, incubating their eggs and fledging their 'kids' every year since (a total of 8 Eaglets to date!)

Both cameras can be accessed at the same time. But by clicking on the center of a screen, you may access a 'full screen' camera view one at a time. Liberty and Justice will be laying the eggs in a few weeks and, because of the generosity of Alcoa, we will be able to monitor the goings-on within the nest on a 24hr/7day/365dpy basis. This is truly a wonderful learning experience for children of all ages!

Enjoy this fascinating and devoted family!
Swan
http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_davenport/en/info_page/eaglecam.asp

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Posted : January 27, 2014 5:40 pm
swans
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Good afternoon ornithologist fans:

I must share our Bald Eagle thread with another astonishing and sweet family I have been watching for weeks: The Laysan Albatross.
Located in Kauai Hawaii, Cornell Labs has an Albatross Cam on the parents and a newly hatched chick. The baby, hatched on January 27th is named Kaloakulua; Mom is Kaluahine; Dad is Kaluakane.

The parents each take turns caring for the chick. Other Albatross are also nesting in the area and some non-breeding neighbors will stop by at times to visit the family. Local roosters, hens and other birds also frequent the nesting sites and birds of many kinds can be heard singing in the background of this lovely place. I hope you enjoy these extraordinary and beautiful seabirds.

Swan
http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/41/Laysan_Albatross/

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Posted : February 8, 2014 11:59 pm
Alana33
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Here's a stunning video:
Hold your breathe!

https://www.youtube.com/v/XBEyCr5AoIs

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Posted : February 10, 2014 12:37 pm
swans
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G'evening ,

Albatross update:
As the chick, Kaloakulua, continues to grow and thrive, his parents leave the nest - sometimes singly and sometimes both are gone simultaneously - for days at a time in order to return to the sea. It will take both parents to provide enough nourishment to support the chick's growth. It is amazing how instinct guides such a youngster; the chick is preening itself, conducts 'nestoration' activities, and has left the nest bowl on occasion as it wanders near by. Other Albatross families nest nearby.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful and precious family.
Swan

http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/41/Laysan_Albatross/

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Posted : February 19, 2014 2:55 am
swans
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Good afternoon,

We have egg #1, which was laid late last evening! Here is the beginning of another exciting story starring our Bald Eagle friends, Liberty and Justice, on the proper techniques employed in raising and caring for baby eaglets from (birth) through college. Spring has finally arrived, even if Iowa has more snowfall. Please enjoy them!

Swan
http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_davenport/en/info_page/eaglecam.asp

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Posted : February 24, 2014 4:59 pm
swans
(@swans)
Noble Member

G'evening ,

Albatross update:
As the chick, Kaloakulua, continues to grow and thrive, his parents leave the nest - sometimes singly and sometimes both are gone simultaneously - for days at a time in order to return to the sea. It will take both parents to provide enough nourishment to support the chick's growth. It is amazing how instinct guides such a youngster; the chick is preening itself, conducts 'nestoration' activities, and has left the nest bowl on occasion as it wanders near by. Other Albatross families nest nearby.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful and precious family.
Swan

http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/41/Laysan_Albatross/

A brief update on the Laysan Albatross chick (hatched on 1/27/14). When the parents are off foraging, Kaloakulua is regularly visited by adult non-breeding albatross that also reside in the colony. What amazingly social birds the albatross are in so many ways!
Please enjoy them...
Swan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muRRiQagEyo&feature=youtu.be

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Posted : March 6, 2014 5:11 pm
swans
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Good afternoon Eagle watchers,

Liberty and Justice's one egg hatched this morning and they are now the proud parents of the grey fuzzball, which will now pleasantly fulfill their lives until fledging off to college this summer. (STL: These are the same Eagles that you introduced us to a couple of years ago.)
Please enjoy this amazing family!
Swan

http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_davenport/en/info_page/eaglecam.asp

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Posted : April 2, 2014 6:21 pm
swans
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Noble Member

Good Evening Ornithology Fans.
Our little Laysan Albatross on Kauai, HI. took her first real steps on April 11th.!
Additionally, DNA results show the 'tross to be a female.
Congratulations on your first steps, KK!
Enjoy!
Swan

http://vimeo.com/91801521

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Posted : April 13, 2014 12:49 am
swans
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Our Ornithologist followers:
An update on our Eagle family: Rudy was hatched on April 2nd., the one of two eggs that survived. She has grown nearly to the size of her parents, Liberty and Justice. It's remarkable how quickly the nestlings grow!
http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_davenport/en/info_page/eaglecam.asp

Hatched on Jan. 27th, this is little KK today; she is about the size of an adult Canada Goose. She will fledge to the Pacific Ocean late June/ July and will be at sea for approximately 3 years before returning. The Laysan Albatross is one of the most gentle and social marvels on our planet.
http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/41/Laysan_Albatross/

Swan

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Posted : May 24, 2014 8:40 pm
dougtamjj
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Islander

Thank you Swan.

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Posted : May 25, 2014 3:20 pm
swans
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Noble Member

Instinct: So powerful a force that it commands the yearning for the sea to come to the surface even at this young age; with baby down still present, the young albatross is mesmerized by the ocean spread before her, for it is her future...her home.
Swan

https://twitter.com/piffle62/status/472053139990781952/photo/1

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Posted : May 29, 2014 8:13 pm
swans
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Noble Member

Our VI Ornithologists:

Meet the Osprey, Rachael and Steve, of Hog Island, ME. They have three of the cutest chicks tucked away in the nest. I couldn't resist posting them for you. Our albatross, KK, will be flying to the ocean soon; our eagle, Rudy, is 'branching' out and almost ready to fledge. College awaits!
Swan

http://explore.org/live-cams/player/live-osprey-cam
http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/41/Laysan_Albatross/
http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_davenport/en/info_page/eaglecam.asp

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Posted : June 10, 2014 5:20 pm
swans
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Noble Member

An update:

KK, the albatross chick we have been following, has been fitted with her ID bands and a Geolocater, which will record her travels until she returns to the island of Kauai in 3 to 4 years from now. She will be leaving the island any day now to go to her home, the Pacific Ocean. Except for a small amount of fuzz on her head, she has grown into a beautiful young bird, complete with her 7 foot wingspan to carry her over the vast Pacific.

Farewell, our friend; we will miss you...
http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/41/Laysan_Albatross/
Swan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huYibsXNuic&feature=youtu.be

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Posted : June 20, 2014 6:18 pm
swans
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Noble Member

An update:

KK, the albatross chick we have been following, has been fitted with her ID bands and a Geolocater, which will record her travels until she returns to the island of Kauai in 3 to 4 years from now. She will be leaving the island any day now to go to her home, the Pacific Ocean. Except for a small amount of fuzz on her head, she has grown into a beautiful young bird, complete with her 7 foot wingspan to carry her over the vast Pacific.

Farewell, our friend; we will miss you...
http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/41/Laysan_Albatross/
Swan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huYibsXNuic&feature=youtu.be

Learning To Fly:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H9PQ6jt9us

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Posted : June 20, 2014 8:38 pm
dougtamjj
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Islander

Thanks Swan!

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Posted : June 21, 2014 1:38 pm
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