I've been watching these two nesting eagles for a few days now, and it's been very fascinating. They have two eggs, and one of the eggs appears to have a small hole in it now. From what I've read it takes 12 - 24 hours for the little bird to hatch from its egg. There's no light at night, so we might have a surprise come morning.
I've been mesmerized by them, Dave, especially when they're moving the eggs or both sitting in the nest. I just took a quick peek, and the eagle in the nest seems pretty quiet. The nest has a lot more fluff in it today than it did before, so I'm thinking they're preparing for the baby.
I'm glad you're enjoying it, Pat. I was lucky to catch it at just the right time this morning when the little eaglet still had a bit of its shell on its back side, and I got to see it wiggle out. I would have been such an impatient bird mom and have poked my beak through the hole yesterday to let it out. Of course, now, the parents have to feed the little one, so they're much smarter than me. I hope the other baby isn't too far behind so that big sib doesn't get to much of a head start.
This is soo cool! Thank you! A few years back, there was a hawk's nest on one of the taller downtown Hartford buildings. A webcam was set up to monitor the nest. It was neat to see the daily progress of the eggs and then chicks.
I just saw the one eaglet getting fed. This is just amazing. I hate to stop watching. I just saw also that they have another webcam that gives you a view from higher up. I hadn't seen that until just now. The 'dad" came back to the nest awhile, and they had the webcam from up high. I just LOVE this. Thank you so much for letting us know.
Well at least we have the Off Topic. So sorry someone was nasty to you. That is not necessary.
Just to let you know, I googled The Eagles of Hornby Island, and the web page is very interesting. It answers a lot of questions about the eagles--how they put up the web cam--what the eagles thought of the web cam and so much more. You should check it out if you are interested. I just think this has been amazing to watch.
Have a better day Andrea!!!!
Pat, thanks for posting about the web page with information about the eagles. That'll be very interesting. I've wondered about the cameras for one thing. I've also read that there's a Face Book group dedicated to discussing the nest, but I haven't seen it myself.
Andrea, that was really thoughtful of you to temporarily move this thread to the main forum so more people would get the chance to see it. Once you get this up close view of the eagles and their hatchling (and soon to be hatchling), it naturally makes you want to share it with others. Sorry you took heat from a board member though.