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 Davenport, Iowa/Alcoa cam - 2015/16
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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, June 21 2016 @ 09:11 PM EDT  
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Today, June 21, from Alcoa ---

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Still Moving Around

I went down to the nest site late yesterday afternoon. I did see both parents again but I did not spot our young pair. You can see from the attached image (6am yesterday to 6am today) they continue to move around. The data suggests they are not flying yet but hopefully are finding a way to get up into some of the trees they are visiting. With a little luck we are just a few days away from them actually flying. Once that happens we should see more activity as they get into higher parts of the trees and have less foliage blocking the GPS signals.

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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, June 28 2016 @ 10:42 PM EDT  
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From Alcoa back on June 22nd --

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Traveling Around The Property

It is good to hear what sounds like both Star and Sky on the cams this afternoon. Hopefully they are close to flying so we can see them again soon on the live cameras. I did not get an updated map today from Dr. Miller. I was able to do something similar with the data. I could not figure out how to get the different colors for each eaglet. When you look at the image you can tell that Star is the one wondering around to the right and Sky is the one to the left. Remember this is data from 6am yesterday until 6am today. It will be interesting to see the data tomorrow to confirm what many think they hear (both eaglets close to the nest).

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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, June 28 2016 @ 10:48 PM EDT  
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Alcoa from June 23rd --

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Active Day Yesterday

As you will see on the updated map from Dr. Miller both Star and Sky were very active yesterday. Her analysis of the data indicates neither one is flying yet (or at least not more than very short distances), but since Star turns 11 weeks old tomorrow she has to be very close to flight. You will see on the map what many of you heard yesterday afternoon was likely the parents feeding both kids. I did go down to the nest this morning and I did not see either Star or Sky. I think that is good news. They are either doing a good job of finding cover or they are getting up into some of the lower limbs of the many trees around the property. Their current feather coloring makes it very hard to spot them unless they move around or call-out.

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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, June 28 2016 @ 11:06 PM EDT  
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Lots of info from Alcoa on the 24th! --

11 Weeks Old Today (Star)

Today will be the last data put together by Dr. Miller for a couple of weeks. She has mastered the way to get a nice legend so you can easily see both Star & Sky. I will do my best, but it will likely not be as easy to read. Today's image shows the two spent more time apart yesterday, but they are still moving around without any significant amount of flight. Today is Star's 11 week mark. I would expect both of them to be capable of flying very soon.

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More from the 24th

Friday, June 24, 2016

A little Up, Up and Away

Over the noon hour today I visited the nest site. I was please to find one of the eaglets (most likely Sky) in the parking lot near the base of the tree just west of the nest tree. I sat there for a few minutes and eventually he spread his wings and took a short flight toward the treeline east of the nest. The total distance traveled was probably about 200-250 feet. He did not get more than 3-5 feet off the ground on this flight. He did appear to land on some low branches in one of the trees. I think this is an excellent indication both of our eaglets are very close to flying and getting back up to the tree tops where they belong. Have a good weekend everyone

A little air time

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Almost! Grin

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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, June 28 2016 @ 11:09 PM EDT  
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A couple more from 6/24 --

I don't know which eaglet this is but it is looking good!

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Beautiful big wings!

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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, June 28 2016 @ 11:18 PM EDT  
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From Alcoa yesterday, June 27th --

Monday, June 27, 2016

Star & Sky Learning

Star and Sky are learning to get around the property near the nest quite well. Below are two images showing where they have been from 6am Sunday until 6am today. One is Star by herself and the other shows data for both Star and Sky.

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And this is Star only---maybe Smile

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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, June 28 2016 @ 11:20 PM EDT  
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From today, June 28th --

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Star and Sky continue to move about the property. Until we get a good view of them flying a little higher it is hard to tell how much lift they are getting. Star will be 12 weeks old this Friday. love



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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, July 17 2016 @ 04:50 PM EDT  
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The eaglets did finally make it back to the nest and have been flying in and out and eating there in spite of the shape the nest is in. Here is a great video posted today by Sammy Noww

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Talk about hovering!!!! Wooh



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