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Offline Tigerlady105

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Re: Maine Bald Eagles
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2011, 05:29:42 PM »
The Maine nest is like the old "Perils of Pauline."  Cliff-hanger episodes!  Whew!
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Re: Maine Bald Eagles
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2011, 05:56:58 PM »
Can you tell me where in Maine this eagle nest is located?
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Re: Maine Bald Eagles
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2011, 06:04:18 PM »
The exact location has never been revealed and because of local landowners, etc., this has been respected. It is somewhere in the Bar Harbor area, I believe. Some summers the volume has been turned right down to almost nothing, probably in respect of the privacy of the residents.
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Re: Maine Bald Eagles
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2011, 04:26:32 PM »


Video:  Doomed Maine Eagle Nest?

Things seem to be going from bad to worse. The female no longer sits on the eggs and has made only brief stops at the nest. Dad, on the other hand, defends the nest and incubates the eggs. But he can't do it alone.

Recording ends at 6:45 PM local time.

Link to a short news report: http://tinyurl.com/3tfjrar

Two eggs in the nest
1st egg: 3/24
2nd egg: 3/27
Expect hatching to begin 4/28 (maybe...)
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Re: Maine Bald Eagles
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2011, 06:35:32 PM »
thanks, beans - I have seen that scenario every time I tune in - either the nest is empty, or Mom is standing but not incubating, or Dad is there and incubating.   

It could be that the disturbance at the nest caused Mom Maine to abandon, but even after egg #1 she was gone for nearly 24 hours.

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Re: Maine Bald Eagles
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2011, 06:46:52 PM »
Or could it be different female? I think those that know better than myself think it is the mom? What a trooper the male is, kudos to him. :heart Hope it works out.

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Re: Maine Bald Eagles
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2011, 02:58:58 PM »
I wonder whether these are the same eagles who occupied this nest in 2007...



Video:  Madame Maine Won’t Incubate the Eggs

We haven't seen Mom incubating the eggs for a week. Dad is doing it on his on, except for the times he had to leave the nest. You can hear her plaintive cries in this video. My guess is she's frightened to come into the nest and settle down on the eggs.

She is probably in the nest tree, out of sight of the camera. Dad leaves, and it sounds like they are briefly together off-camera. Then he returns and settles back on the eggs.

Recorded at 4:45 PM, local time.

Two eggs in the nest
1st egg: 3/24
2nd egg: 3/27

Expect hatching to begin 4/28 (maybe)
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Re: Maine Bald Eagles
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2011, 03:36:02 PM »
He should get the Dedicated Dad of the Year Award!  What a guy!   :heart
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Re: Maine Bald Eagles
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2011, 04:29:56 PM »


Video:  Semper Fidelis Maine Eagle Dad

Mom is waiting on the branch above the nest. When Dad returns, they greet each other. Dad settles down on the eggs for 15 minutes or so. She calls. He goes to her. Always faithful, he returns to the nest to incubate the eggs. Her calls sound sad to me.

Two eggs in the nest
1st egg: 3/24
2nd egg: 3/27
Expect hatching to begin 4/28

Recorded 6 - 6:20 PM, local time.
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Re: Maine Bald Eagles
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2011, 05:03:57 PM »
After the first plaintif calls, was there some hanky panky calls?
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Re: Maine Bald Eagles
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2011, 06:29:24 AM »
I have been reading this thread. It seems that the female appears to be afraid of the nest and the eggs.
I wonder if the egg laying was painful for her and she associates the nest/ eggs with pain.

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Re: Maine Bald Eagles
« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2011, 09:58:34 AM »
Or was Mom attacked on the nest? That would be scary.
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Re: Maine Bald Eagles
« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2011, 04:38:15 PM »
Haven't seen any one mention this-- What if the female belongs to the other male and this male just took over the nest. Maybe be he lost his real mate and this used to be his nest before they came before???. Both males are so intent for that nest and I think she is afraid of this male because he's not her mate. What ever the case, the pair don't fight their attackers off like mom and dad Hornby, those two work as a well oiled machine and sure drive their intruders off fast.  Norma

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Re: Maine Bald Eagles
« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2011, 05:22:05 PM »
Interesting thoughts, Norma. Could be...
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Re: Maine Bald Eagles
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2011, 08:06:09 AM »
Monday morning, there is one egg very visible in the nest, and the cam operator zoomed in on it for a bit.



maine_4-11-2011 10.13.16 AM_01 by aurospio, on Flickr


Mom (as identified by those who know her) spent time on the Y-branch before leaving at 10:43


maine_4-11-2011 10.17.44 AM_06 by aurospio, on Flickr


 At 10:46, Dad brought a food item to the nest and a very bedraggled-looking Mom ate it.


maine_4-11-2011 10.46.40 AM_01 by aurospio, on Flickr