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A pair of bald eagles joined the Arconic Davenport community in Iowa in 2009. They built their 7-foot nest on our 400-acre facility in a tree near the Mississippi River. In the spring of 2010 they fledged a pair of eaglets and later that year we installed our first Eaglecam. Employees and the community helped name the eagle pair Liberty and Justice. Since the spring of 2010, Liberty and Justice have fledged eleven eaglets from this nest.

Since the camera was installed nearly 30 million visitors from around the world have tuned in to witness an American icon, the bald eagle, developing live within this unique eco-system. In the fall and winter the eagles use the nest to eat and prepare the nest for the next season. Eagles nesting in Iowa typically lay eggs in mid-late February and the eggs hatch in mid-late March. The eaglets grow quickly and are ready to fly “fledge” in late May or early June. Arconic is proud that our unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability is helping conserve our precious natural resources.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Two Eggs Or Three?

We have had a number of people post that they saw a third egg laid last night around 6-6:30pm (nest time). I was watching during part of that time and it certainly looked like she was laying an egg. Unfortunately we do not have a great view this year into the bottom of the nest. We will all continue to watch as they incubate the eggs for the next few weeks. If we are lucky we may get a better look sometime as they roll the eggs. If not, we will have to wait and see how many hatch next month. That may be the ultimate answer to the question...2 or 3?


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Friday, February 17, 2017

Second Egg?

Several of our regular viewers have seen a second egg in the nest in the last 30 minutes or so. I have seen a couple of still images and I can see what looks like it could be a second egg. Hopefully we will get a better view at some point. For now we will say egg number two has arrived. It would certainly be about the right timing. If there is to be a third egg it would likely arrive on Sunday or Monday.

Here is an update on Sky and Star. Sky is still down around Vandalia, Illinois and Star is saying put for now just north of Beardstown, Illinois. Star02172017 Sky02172017


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Website Downtime Tonight

As a follow-up to the unplanned downtime a couple of nights ago, we will be offline for a few hours this evening to to some planned work. It could take anywhere from 4-8 hours, but we will be back online once the work is complete.


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Let Us Know You're Watching

We have seen the viewership jump since the egg was laid yesterday. If you are a teacher watching with your class, let us know. We have extra coloring/activity books from our booth at Quad City Bald Eagle Days last month and we would be happy to send a few to your classrooms. Just send us an e-mail at: john.riches@arconic.com and we will put them in the mail.


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

First Egg Arrives - Happy Valentines Day!

It appears the first egg of the season has arrived for Liberty & Justice. Our viewers spotted it at about 2:47pm this afternoon (Nest Time). The new nest is fairly deep so it has been hard to confirm, but the behavior of Liberty & Justice since then is unmistakable. It will be interesting to see how many more eggs we get over the next 5-7 days. This puts us on track for a hatch sometime after March 21st.


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Monday, February 13, 2017

Could This Be Egg Week?

Looks like this will be a perfect weather week for laying an egg here at Arconic EagleCam. We will just have to wait a bit to see if Liberty & Justice agree. It is good to see how much nesting material they have added to the nest in the last few days and also good to see both of them in the nest again this morning. Sky continues to hang out in about the same spot down in southern Illinois. Star on the other had is doing some sightseeing. After spending a few days along the Rock River near Carbon Cliff, Illinois, she took a trip south about 65 miles just past Galesburg, Illinois, on Friday. Over the weekend she moved just a little further south about half way between Galesburg and Peoria. We will have to watch this week to see if she plans to keep moving south or turn around and head back toward the Quad Cities.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

A Brief Visit Today

Below is a tracking map from Star's travel today. It appears she made a very brief stop at the nest today before crossing the river and heading over to the Rock River in Moline, Illinois. I have attached a zoom in showing the one point stop she made near the nest. It is clear she has found her way home. It will be interesting to see if she makes any additional stops back at her fledge nest in the coming days and weeks.

Don't forget to send us your picture with the Arconic EagleCam eye blackouts. Get them by sending a self-addressed and stamped envelope to: Arconic-Attn Marguerite Tomlin, PO Box 3567, Bettendorf, IA - 52722 Star01302017 Star01302017-2


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Welcome Home

After more than a month hanging out just a few miles north and west of the nest, Star is on the move. On Saturday she followed the Wapsi River all the way to the Mississippi River and was upstream of the nest between Camanche and Princeton, Iowa. Sunday she flew downstream along the river and as of yesterday afternoon was only about two miles from the nest just across the river on the Illinois side. To give us a little more coverage, later today i will move the Tree Top View camera back around to watch the old nest for a couple of days in case she makes an appearance around the nest. Very interesting!

Don't forget to send us your picture with the Arconic EagleCam eye blackouts. Get them by sending a self-addressed and stamped envelope to: Arconic-Attn Marguerite Tomlin, PO Box 3567, Bettendorf, IA - 52722

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Friday, January 27, 2017

You Can Still Win An Egg

You still have time to send us a photo wearing the Arconic EagleCam eye blackouts. Send a stamped - self addressed envelope to: Marguerite Tomlin, PO Box 3567, Bettendorf, Iowa , 52722. Below is a photo today with Arconic Electrician Bob Church and his wife, Jodi. Bob celebrated 25 years with the company today and is retiring next week. Bob has been very involved with the installation and maintenance of the cameras over the years. Today we thanked him with one of the white chocolate eagle eggs from Lagomarcino's. Bob, thanks for all your help over the years!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Want To Win An Egg?

Here is your chance to win one of our white-chocolate eagle eggs. Send a self addressed and stamped envelope to:

Arconic - Attention Marguerite Tomlin

P.O. Box 3567

Bettendorf, Iowa  52722

Once received, we will send you a sheet of the Arconic EagleCam under-eye blackouts. You then need to tweet a picture of you wearing them to #arconiceaglecam and to either #teamliberty or #teamjustice At the end of February we will pick five of our favorite viewer pictures and award each of them with one of the eggs. If you are not on twitter, e-mail the picture to john.riches@arconic.com 

Now for an update from today. Both Liberty & Justice were in the nest for a while this morning. It was good to see them both working on the nest. Star and Sky are still in about the same spots. Finally got the replacement part for the audio system. Hoping to get it installed in the next few days.

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