NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by bev. » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:14 pm

I keep trying Deb and cannot get cam with that link . I even try and go through zip code etc but they do not have Canada there. every country but..
very frustrated as I lik e this cam
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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:32 pm

Bev that is odd ... did you try restarting your computer and clear your history.

I am not sure what to suggest; perhaps call a computer geek.

Dad delivered a prey and a fish earlier Mom ate both; the prey i think was a cat; hopefully a road kill.

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:50 pm

210 to 330 pm
Dad delivered a prey and a fish so Mom was feasting for over an hour.
I think Dad had his share of fish before he delivered that to Mom.

I did a four part series in video footage
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Dad Delivers Prey - Possibly Cat - Mom Claims Meal - Part 1 of 4 - NCTC Bald Eagles - Feb 11, 2019
https://youtu.be/u42TlKwGD5A

Mom Eats Prey - Part 2 of 4 - NCTC Bald Eagles - Feb 11, 2019
https://youtu.be/8YH7WL18Ya0

Dad Delivers Another Meal - Fish - Part 3 of 4 - NCTC Bald Eagles - Feb 11, 2019
https://youtu.be/Uc1Aa924pOA

Mom Enjoyed a Long Feast - Part 4 of 4 - NCTC Bald Eagles - Feb 11, 2019
https://youtu.be/h7a2LHJ1P4Y

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:03 pm

Feb 11, 2019 - Dad Delivers Prey & Fish to Mom
A Collage Feb 11 2019 Prey and Fish Delivery NCTC.jpg

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:04 pm

Feb 12, 2019

1 am
Nest is MT; lens is blurry likely from freezing rain that is falling in that area.

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by bev. » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:20 pm

my computer Geek i s my hubby and we are stumped. But will keep trying :rh:
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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by bev. » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:08 pm

finally go t cam . we had to into a program called edge. so I have bookmarked in edge . :love: :love:
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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:01 pm

Feb 19, 2019

Evening NCTC :bye 1:

Ferenz, Bev glad to see your posts.

Bev glad you got your computer issues resolved :hooray:

The adults have been spending lots of time on the nest so hopefully an egg soon.
Winter Storm in the forecast so hopefully Mom can wait a few days.

From yesterday ...

Morning Activity - Feb 18, 2019

https://youtu.be/QWeyl4-Spso

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:06 pm

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Solo Visit - First Light - Feb 19, 2019 - NCTC Bald Eagles
https://youtu.be/9Eh0ofFM_xE

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:15 pm

We had a name pool for the new female ... Belladonna had the most interest so Belladonna it is :wub:

Belladonna :rh:
Feb 18 Belladonna exits the nest.JPG
Belladonna on the left in the last two captures, Smitty on the right
Feb 18 834 am Mom and Dad look at Mom neckline.JPG
Feb 17 Mom on lft Dad on right.JPG

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:19 pm

Hope everyone in the path of snow ... stay safe tomorrow and into Thursday :huggie:

Winter Storm Warning
Issued at 20:46 Tuesday 19 February 2019
* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow
accumulations of 4 to 8 inches and ice accumulations of one
tenth to two tenths of an inch are expected. Ice accumulations
will likely exceed a quarter inch for elevations above 1000
feet.

* WHERE...Portions of north central and western Maryland,
northwestern Virginia and eastern West Virginia.

* WHEN...From 1 AM Wednesday to 1 AM EST Thursday. Snow will
overspread the area late tonight, and mix with and change to
sleet and freezing rain during the late morning to midday hours
Wednesday. The heaviest snow is likely Wednesday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening
commutes. The combined weight of snow, sleet and freezing rain
could result in downed branches and isolated power outages.

Feb 19, 2019
1010 pm
Nest is MT; no snow yet.
Feb 19 1010 pm mt nest.JPG
Good Night Friends :nite:

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Ferenz » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:33 am

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:25 pm

Feb 20, 2019

Good Evening NCTC, Ferenz :bye 1:

Eggciting day ... Bella laid her first egg of the 2019 nesting season.
Congratulations to Smitty and his new female Bella ... so happy for Smitty after the sad season last year.

Bella labor did seem longer compared to most i have observed so i wonder if this is her first egg?
Watch the video and let me know what your thoughts are.

It was a beautiful day at this nest despite the "winter storm"

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Highlights - Eggciting Day - 1st Egg - Long Labor - Winter Storm - NCTC Bald Eagles - Feb 20, 2019
https://youtu.be/mlJ7Yq1n6h0

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:34 pm

Feb 23, 2019

The adults have had intruders in their territory; the nest is in prime real estate so there has always been lots of "traffic" thru this region. I hope things settle down for this pair. We are on second egg watch at this nest.

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Two Intruders Seen - Could be Sub Adults or Juveniles ... large birds.
Bella and Smitty defend their nest.

https://youtu.be/T2vLWPuC1lY

Yesterday ....

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Intruder - Second Alert Today - 4 pm - Feb 22, 2019 - NCTC Bald Eagles
https://youtu.be/PrLKgsxiWmc

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:00 pm

Congratulations to Bella and Smitty on their second egg of the 2019 Nesting Season.

632 pm
Bella laid her second egg just after dark.
We have not had a good visual of both eggs yet as it is dark but my video shows all the posturing of egg laying.

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Bella Lays Second Egg After Dark - NCTC Bald Eagles - Feb 23, 2019
https://youtu.be/Mzkc3dWKFaA

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by bev. » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:14 pm

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:20 am

Morning NCTC :bye 1:

Bev great to see you here :huggie:

We could see a third egg here today.

The weather has greatly improved from their wind event yesterday ... sunny skies and doable winds today :clap:

1110 am
Incubation beauty :rh:
Feb 26 1110 am.JPG
I will be gone for a few days ... be back Friday ... have a terrific week everyone :bye 1:

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:36 pm

March 3, 2019

The NCTC pair have had to endure some stormy weather this past week and today they are expected to get a few more inches of snow.

Mom spent a good part of the day incubating but Dad provided some cover off so Mom could get a break.

Here are some captures put into a collage from their afternoon activity today.
A Collage Mar 3 2019 Snow Day Mumbrella.jpg

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:37 pm

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Highlights - Snow Day - Mumbrella & View of the Eggs - March 3, 2019 - NCTC Bald Eagles
https://youtu.be/M-dL2eMqEdo

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:28 pm

Good Evening Friends :bye 1:

Here is the NCTC 2019 Incubation Schedule
2019 Incubation Schedule NCTC.JPG

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:31 pm

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Incubation & Partial View Eggs - NCTC Bald Eagles - March 7, 2019
https://youtu.be/kPKVk8cf2M0

733 am
Partial view of one of the eggs; pretty sure when the egg roll was performed we caught a glimpse of the second egg.
The egg cup is deep so we only seem to get glimpses.
Mar 7 734 am egg.JPG
Mom
Mar 7 736 am.JPG

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:52 pm

March 9 2019

Evening Friends

The NCTC pair have been doing well; taking turns incubating and Smitty has been gifting Momma Bella with gifts of fish too. Love the interaction between this pair :rh:

Mom often has to nudge Dad to get him to give up incubating duty :wub:
Here is a video clip

Mom Nudges Dad - Switch - 1207 pm - NCTC Bald Eagles - March 8, 2019
https://youtu.be/FUX96ojCh_I

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:53 pm

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March 9, 2019 - View of both eggs
https://youtu.be/mKLmO_e9XK8

Raven and Owl Calls - Sounds in the Yard - Bella Incubating - March 9 2019 - NCTC Bald Eagles
https://youtu.be/AZrrGdliFbA

3 pm
Dad Incubating
Mar 9 300 pm Dad.JPG

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:57 pm

1237 pm
Bella shows us both eggs!
Mar 9 1237 pm eggs.JPG
Bella
Mar 9 1245 pm Mom.JPG
Bella
Mar 9 430 pm.JPG

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Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Post by Debs » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:44 pm

March 10, 2019

An uneventful day at the nest; Bella and Smitty took turns incubating their eggs although Bella took the longer stretches.

627 pm
Dad brought in a tiny fish "gulper" just before dark :mihihi:
Mom gulped it down.

Dad Delivers Small Fish - Gulper - Bella Claims It - March 10, 2019 - NCTC Bald Eagles
https://youtu.be/QPLPx2V4QiY

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