There has been a ton of activity going on in the nest lately. For those of you who are not in the local area we had around six inches of snow yesterday fall upon us making the nest once again full of snow. Liberty was in the nest for about 30 minutes yesterday and had many of us thinking that perhaps she was laying an egg
Last year the first egg was laid on Feb. 7th so we are getting very close. Being so close to the first egg being laid had me going back to revisit the journey from last year which I am so grateful we capture on our school project page last year. http://eagleeyecamera.wikispaces.com/2013+Eaglets
This year we have a new wiki http://eagleeyeproject2.wikispaces.com/ We would love to have as many people as we can help us keep track of the journey with pictures, posts, and info. I want the wiki to be a crowd-sourced site of the eagles so future classes can compare the journey year after year. So many already share on various threads, but this one I want to be for educational purposes. So this is my plug for all of you eagle watchers to consider joining the wiki and helping make this a wonderful educational source.
Now, back to the eagle talk. If you have been watching the nest the last few days there has been a lot of activity with juvies. They are hard to identify, but some of them we wonder if they were from the nest last year. Some juvies seem to have more acceptance than others. I really have no idea if Liberty and Justice can identify their own offspring or not. This might be something to research a bit more.
Yesterday some eagle watchers snapped these images
The eagles are working hard to keep the nest “warm” or at least getting prepared for the eggs. The snow and cold do not help.
This morning the nest has been empty. I have had a chance to keep the camera up. It is cold here. Driving to work today it was -10 F and feels like -29 F with windchill. Not an ideal setting. You can hear the wind blowing when watching the camera. I honestly don’t know how they keep warm as I always feel cold with my heated house, coats, gloves, and hats.
Until the next post, keep watching and sharing. If anyone ever wants to guest blog post please just reach out to me and I will feature here on the blog. I would love to have a group of bloggers here on the site. It won’t be long until students are blogging, but right now we are all getting connected online with our Education platforms and introducing one another.