Thursday, April 22, 2010

Two Chicks!

Hi All,
It is wonderful to see these two chicks already growing fast. As you are probably aware the second chick or 'eaglet' hatched last Friday afternoon. The pair has been very active at feeding these young and keeping them warm and dry. This is critical because the recently hatched chicks are unable to regulate their own body temperature. They rely on warmth from the adult eagles.

Well, please keep in touch with comments and questions and enjoy these birds!

Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institute

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Eagle chick 'number one' has hatched!

Hello Everyone,

If you haven't hear the news then I am happy to report to you that the first eagle egg has hatched on BRI eaglecam2. It hatched sometime during the night. In the image above captured by JO in our online community (thanks JO), you can see the chick on its first day being fed by an adult.

As may be apparent eagle eggs hatch asynchronously usually two or three days apart. This strategy gives the older bird a head start and better chance of survival in years of food shortage.

Well, I am sure that everyone is looking forward to watching the season continue to unfold. Enjoy a wonderful day!

All the Best,
Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institute

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Eggs could hatch soon!

Wow! Time has been flying. These eagles have faced several storms and by all accounts they have done well to protect their eggs from harsh weather. The eagle laid the first egg on March 8th...that means that eggs could begin to hatch as early as this weekend! Admittedly, it will likely be sometime next week but we'll have to keep a close eye on these birds...especially given the fact that they have afforded us only brief glimpses of the eggs over the past weeks!

Please keep watch and update us with your observations!

Until next time,
Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institute