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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.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Ready To Vote?

It is about time to give these three eaglets some official names.

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Starting Monday, April 24, at 8 am (EDT) voting on the names will open. You will be limited to one vote. You will have five sets of names to pick from once voting opens. Voting will stay open until 8am on Monday, May 1, 2017. Later in the day on May 1, we will announce the outcome of the voting.

Here is an update on locations of Star & Sky. Both seem to have settled in for now. Star is down a little south of Burlington, Iowa, and Sky is just north of Fulton, Illinois.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Still Taking Names - Where are Star & Sky?

We are still taking your name suggestions (see below). In the meantime I wanted to let you know that both Star and Sky are back along the Mississippi. As of yesterday afternoon Star is just south of Burlington, Iowa, and Sky is just north of Fulton, Illinois.

We will take name suggestions through Wednesday, April 19. After we get your suggestions we will pick some of the best sets and create an online poll to vote on the final names.

To suggest a name or a set of names, just go to the Arconic Davenport Works Facebook page located here Once you are there "like" our page and then go to the Eaglet Name posting and type a comment with your name(s) suggestion.

Feel free to share this page with your friends to see how many "likes" we can get for the eaglet naming process. We will keep the suggestions open through Wednesday, April 19. 

If you are not on Facebook, you may tweet your name ideas using the hashtag #alcoaeaglecam or just post a comment to this blog.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Arconic Announces Project Completion

Today Arconic announced it has completed the installation of a new thick aluminum plate stretcher at Davenport Works. I wanted to share a link to the video with our EagleCam community. Much of this equipment passed by the nest on a barge on the Mississippi River last summer. I thought some of you might enjoy taking a "peek" inside the plant. Here is the link stretcher video


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Monday, April 10, 2017

Give Us Your Name Suggestions

This week we begin taking your ideas for names for the Arconic eaglets.

We will take suggestions through Wednesday, April 19. After we get your suggestions we will pick some of the best sets and create an online poll to vote on the final names.

To suggest a name or a set of names, just go to the Arconic Davenport Works Facebook page located here Once you are there "like" our page and then go to the Eaglet Name posting and type a comment with your name(s) suggestion.

Feel free to share this page with your friends to see how many "likes" we can get for the eaglet naming process. We will keep the suggestions open through Wednesday, April 19. 

If you are not on Facebook, you may tweet your name ideas using the hashtag #alcoaeaglecam or just post a comment to this blog.


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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Weather at Best - Star & Sky - Names

Windy wet day at the nest today. Everyone seems to be doing OK. Next week we will let you know how to suggest names for this year's voting. Below are maps to update the locations of Star & Sky. Sky has worked his way over to the Mississippi and heading north closer to home...he is down around New Boston, Illinois. Star took a trip to north central Missouri and has now headed back to the Mississippi just north of St. Louis.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

And Now We Have Three

It is great to see all three eaglets getting some food this morning. It is clear the hatch happened last night sometime. For my purposes I will consider the hatch at 7pm nest time last night. Here is a shot from a feeding this morning.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Third Hatch Underway

The third egg in the Arconic EagleCam nest is in the process of hatching. It was clear to see a large opening in the egg and movement during a feeding of the other two eaglets just before 6pm local time.  I would expect the youngest one to hatch tonight or in the morning. Pictures below show the opening in the egg.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Second Egg Hatches - One To Go

Great to see the second of three eggs hatch today at the Arconic EagleCam Nest! I am calling it official at about 11am nest time today, about 36 hours after the first hatch. Below are a few images from a feeding this afternoon. I am hoping to see the final egg hatch late Sunday or sometime on Monday.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Two Eggs to Go

Great to have our first hatch of the season. Now just two more eggs to hatch. Below is a screen grab of the little one from this morning.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

We Have A Hatch

Looks like our first egg hatched late this afternoon. So far I have not been able to catch a good shot myself but I did see the little one for a second. Mediacom issues are slowing our feed again today. Hopefully they can get this figured out soon. 


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