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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 fourteen eaglets from this nest. The first two eaglets fledged in summer 2010 before we installed the camera and they were never named. The twelve that have fledged since then are named: Freedom, Spirit, Faith, Hope, Honor, Glory, Rudy, Star, Sky, Mercury, Gemini and Apollo.

Since the camera was installed 35 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, September 17, 2019

Wrapping Up

I have posted the most recent map images for Sky, Apollo, Gemini and Mercury on the Arconic EagleCam Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ArconicEagleCam/ 

I know this will take some getting used to for all of us. The switch will happen in the coming days.


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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wrapping Up Typepad Posts

In the coming week or so we will be ending our relationship with Typepad. We will be moving to a Facebook page where we will post updates and folks can make comments there.

Here is one last update on the location of the four eagles we are still tracking. All of them except for Mercury are still pretty far north in Wisconsin and Canada. Mercury has moved back to the Quad Cities. Below are map images for all four of our wandering eagles. Sky09042019 Apollo09042019 Gemini09042019 Mercury09042019




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Friday, July 19, 2019

Checking In

We are still working on repairs to our equipment and hope to get the cameras back online soon. I have not been to the nest so I don't know if Windy and Storm are still hanging out or not. I am attaching map images of the four we are still tracking. They are all north in Wisconsin/Minnesota and in both Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. Sky07182019 Apollo07182019 Gemini07182019 Mercury07182019




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Monday, June 17, 2019

A Muddy Mess

Our electrical crew was able to make a visit to our equipment near the nest on Sunday. The bad news is the electrical box appears to have been damaged by either a falling branch or a floating log. The cover door is missing and equipment in the box is damaged. It will likely take at least a week or two to get the replacement parts ordered and installed. The good news is they were able to see both eaglets still in the tree near the nest. I think my forecast of fledging this week or next week is still on schedule. As we get any additional updates I will let you know. Muddy mess Box Eaglet



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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Maybe next week

The good news is the river level is dropping. The bad news is that it is still too high for us to get access to the equipment near the nest. Below are a couple of pictures from today. One shows a wide view and you can see Liberty & Justice at the top of the tree and the water below. A second shot shows them a little better. By my estimate Windy and Storm should be fledging in the next week or two. I am also attaching maps of the other four we are tracking. All have moved north. Two are in Canada.

Water and eagles Eagles Apollo06122019 Gemini06122019  Sky06122019
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Friday, May 31, 2019

Checking on our travelers

While we wait for the water to recede, I thought I would provide an update on the other four eagles we are continuing to track. Two of them are still near the Quad Cities. One is a little further east of the area and one has headed almost straight north to the southern portion of Lake Superior. Apollo is east of the Quad Cities near Peru, Illinois, Sky and Gemini are just outside the metro QC and Mercury has taken a road trip straight north. Below are maps showing where they are now. Sky05312019 Apollo05312019 Gemini05312019 Mercury05312019





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Monday, May 13, 2019

Water is still high at nest

We are probably still a week or so away from being able to get close enough to check our equipment. Below are some pictures taken over the weekend by one of our electricians. You can see the water is down, but the road to the area is still water covered. File2-5 File1-12 File-31



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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

We are offline for a while

Just to confirm for folks who might now be watching every day, but both of our cameras are now offline. The high water near the nest has taken its tole on our equipment. Once the water goes back down we will take a look and see if we can get a quick fix in place. The likelihood is it will be at least another couple of weeks as a best case scenario.


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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

One camera is offline

The flood waters have, at least temporarily, claimed the feed from one of our two cameras. There is probably at least 4-6 feet of water below the nest and I am surprised both cameras have not gone off. Hopefully with the river set to crest here today our one camera my just sneak through. If they both end up offline there is really nothing we will be able to do until the water goes down and the equipment dries out. Lets all keep our fingers crossed.

On a slightly different subject I have seen some discussion about the name voting. There was no robo-voting this year. We only had a little over 2,000 votes cast compared to millions cast the year of the robo-voting. The names Windy & Storm won fair and square.


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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Say hello to Windy and Storm

The voting is over and our 2019 eaglets are officially named Windy & Storm. We had more than 2,000 votes cast over the last week and we appreciate all of your interest in helping to pick the final names. The winning names had 40 percent of the votes cast.


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