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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.

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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Monday, April 22, 2019

Time to vote on names

We have selected five sets of names from the hundreds and hundreds of suggestions we received over the last couple of weeks. Voting is now open and will be open through Monday, April 29. We will announce the winning names on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.


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Monday, April 15, 2019

Time for suggesting names

Time for us to hear from you about possible names for the two eaglets in the Arconic EagleCam nest. Post your suggestions on our ArconicDavenportWorks Facebook page or here in the comment section of the EagleCam Typepad comment feed.

Next week we will announce five sets of names for you to vote on for the 2019 eaglets.


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Thursday, April 11, 2019

good feeding this afternoon

Both eaglets got a good feeding this afternoon. Both are looking strong and healthy after the first week. Here are a couple of pictures from this afternoon. 20190411_17-15-31
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Monday, April 8, 2019

Quiet day at the nest - checking other kids

Just providing an update on the others we are still tracking. Apollo is near Peru, Illinois along the Illinois River. The other three are all near the Quad Cities area. Sky is just west of town downstream from Buffalo, Iowa, while Gemini and Mercury have the Quad Cities surrounded.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Both eggs have hatched

We now have two eaglets in the nest at the Arconic EagleCam. The second one hatched very early this morning. Below are a couple of shots from one of the feedings this morning. Two eaglets 4-5-2019 Eaglet 4-5-2019


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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Waiting for number two

Our first eaglet hatched yesterday afternoon. We are hoping number two will join us yet today. I am attaching a very short clip showing the first eaglet of the season getting some food earlier today from Liberty & Justice.

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