A Happy Riddle

What do you buy by the dozen but are easily cracked?

OK, that wasn’t that hard but I am betting you said “eggs” and that is what we have in Jim and Cindy’s nest this morning!

Their first egg of 2014 arrived overnight. Although we have not seen the egg itself, we have seen the knuckle-walking, apparent egg-turning and Cindy is staying down in the center of the nest! We are expecting thunderstorms tomorrow evening that may be severe and that is usually the way that they do it just to make us worry a bit. We are hoping that there will be a few more eggs over the next few days. This first one should hatch on March 26th!

 

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Published in: on February 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm  Comments (15)  

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  1. Do you know if the raptor cams are working or not? We have not been able to access them here at GE. I thought that maybe GE security would not let us access the streaming cams but my co-worker cannot access them from his smart phone either?

    Jim Fox
    GE Aviaition

  2. YEA!!!! so excited for another year of Eagles

  3. Me too Joy!

  4. Yes James, they are streaming. I just checked. There is an issue with some smartphones receiving the stream. Camera 1 is poorly aimed at the bottom of the nest. Camera 2 is better but needs adjusting. Both issues are winter-weather related and the snow on the ground has hindered their accessibility. I just advised Boonshoft and partners that now that there is an egg in the nest we may have to put up with things as they are until later in April when the eaglets are a few weeks old if attempting to service the cameras disturbs the adults at all.

  5. Awesome!!! The year has now officially begun:) Can’t wait to see/follow all the fun activities that our beloved Jim and Cindy bring to us every year!!

  6. Happy post! Congratulations on the egg – Eggsciting, for sure! I assume Mother and Egg are doing well and will weather the storm safely! Our 8-week-old eaglets at the NEFL nest are wingersizing like crazy and will be gone before we can blink. Great to have another family to cheer for!

  7. I was watching the cam during lunch. It appeared that Jim flew to the nest then went to bottom of nest for a few minutes then an eagle flew out of the back of nest. Are they taking turns sitting on the eggs or does Cindy stay on the nest till all eggs are laid?
    Ron

  8. Yea!!!!! Happy dance!!! I watched the eagle cam last night and saw both Jim and Cindy in the nest right before it got too dark. Such good news but I know now how this creates more worries for you and the other eagle watchers. But like you have said so many times, this pair of eagles are survivors and know how to take care of their babies!!!! Thanks Jim!!!! Polly.

  9. I’m glad to hear they have an egg in the ole nest! I haven’t seen them lately, and was wondering if they where still around. Thanks for the update!

  10. Trusting it will be a great year KeeKee!

  11. Well Ron, they both will incubate the eggs but Cindy does almost all the work the first few weeks.

  12. Jim was bringing grass into the nest to carpet the floor yesterday Polly. With all the snow on the ground, grass would have been hard to find before Tuesday’s thaw. I had told Roger that I thought they were awfully close to laying that first egg.

  13. They are a few days behind past years James, but with this frigid weather who can blame them .

  14. So happy to read about the new arrival of an egg. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Thanks Tracy. Now we wait for another big day!


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