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By: JudyB (offline) on Tuesday, November 09 2010 @ 09:56 PM EST (Read 38366 times)  
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Libby Dam, Montana - Bald Eagle Cam

US Army Corps of Engineers Libby Dam Eagle Cam site
Direct link to cam >> http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/publicmen ... fresh.html
There is also a website with hourly shots from the preceding 24 hours at http://www.libbymt.com/webcam/libbydameaglecam.htm
The camera has still shots updating every 10 seconds.

Libby Dam is located on the on the Kootenai River in northwestern Montana. The nest, also known as the Souse Gulch Eagle Nest, was established in 1996, with the first eggs in 1997. From 1997 through 2008, the pair fledged 21 eaglets, including two in 2008. They laid two eggs in 2009 and both hatched, but the younger chick died when it was almost 3 weeks old (not easy to guess why on a refresh cam); the older chick fledged successfully. They laid two eggs in 2010, but only one hatched; that chick fledged but did not return to the nest - but the weather was hot, so the fledgling may have followed the adults to somewhere more shaded; one adult came to the nest to eat three days later, and the fact that they were not seen doing work on the nest made me think/hope they were with the fledgling.

Based on past experience, look for eggs in mid to late March, chicks in late April, and fledging in mid July.

2010-2011 Season:

  • cam back: March 3
  • eggs laid: March 18, 9:33 am, seen March 23, 7:10 am (did not hatch)
  • hatched: confirmed April 24, around 8:30 am (37 days)
  • fledged: around July 7-9, according to Alana Mesenbrink, US Army Corps of Engineers, Libby Dam
  • last seen: July 15
  • cam off: July 15




(Information from US Army Corps of Engineers Libby Dam Eagle Cam site)

Link to last year's thread for the Libby Dam Bald Eagle Cam

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By: JudyB (offline) on Tuesday, November 09 2010 @ 09:56 PM EST  
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By: Anonymous: CAL04 () on Sunday, November 28 2010 @ 01:43 PM EST  
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JudyB,

Thanks so much for getting Libby ready for the upcoming 2011 season. Grin

Really miss seeing the eagles and the nest. Here is a winter picture of the town of Libby, MT, today:

11:15 am,
Icicles - Brrrr.
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The white strip in the background is the Kootenai River where our eagles feed. "Winter in Libby means snow and lots of it."
Cam credits: http://www.libbywebcam.com/





       
   
By: JudyB (offline) on Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 03:33 PM EST  
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Beautiful picture of a very cold looking town, CAL!

SamJennsGrandma from the Maine forum contacted the folks at Libby Dam to ask about the cam, and was told that it will be back online, though not for another month or so. I'm also looking forward to seeing them again. love

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By: Anonymous: CAL04 () on Saturday, January 22 2011 @ 04:06 PM EST  
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That is great news! Thank you, JudyB! Please thank SamJennsGrandma for calling Libby Dam.

I'm trying to recruit a nice lady who lives in Libby to join our group. I noticed that she had an interest in eagles when she shared a picture of an eagle wall hanging which was a handmade gift to her from her mother. Don't want to be too pushy but I really hope that she will agree to HWF Membership. She and her husband have sighted a few eagle nests in the Libby area which interest them. Thinkin' it would be fantastic if we ended up with a Libby Content Provider. Here's hoping....





       
   
By: JudyB (offline) on Thursday, March 03 2011 @ 09:17 PM EST  
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I just got a very exciting email -

Greetings Eagle Cam enthusiasts!

After 2 weeks of very snowy weather, we had a break today with sunshine all
day long. It melted most of the snow off the nest. The eagles have not
started their nest tending, but we anticipate it starting any day. The nest
down the road is showing some activity and the eagles have been out in force
along the river.

We had some delays on getting the camera up and going but our wonderful
Electrical staff and our Fabulous IT Guru made it possible today. Welcome to
the 2011 Eagle Viewing Season (now if Murphy can just stay away)!

If you have questions about activities in the nest, I plan to be around all
season long this year. Give me a shout.

Thanks for your interest in Libby Dam's Eagle Cam!
http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/PublicMen ... e_cam_main" rel="nofollow"><br /> http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/PublicMen ... e_cam_main


Alana Mesenbrink
Natural Resource Specialist, CIT, CIG
US Army Corps of Engineers, Libby Dam


It's sort of the middle of the night in Montana right now - but when I checked, the date on the black cam window said March 2011, not July 2010.

Can't wait until tomorrow to check it out - and it's a little cam window - there must be a corner of my screen that's underutilized.... Smile

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By: Anonymous: CAL04 () on Friday, March 04 2011 @ 09:49 AM EST  
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Good morning Libby! It has been a long winter. Grin

Thank you, JudyB! Thank you, USACE!


NOAA: "Hi 43 F - Lo 27 F
Today: A 20 percent chance of snow before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. West southwest wind between 5 and 8 mph.
Tonight: A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible."

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By: JudyB (offline) on Friday, March 04 2011 @ 09:57 AM EST  
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Grin Grin Grin

Looked as if he or she had a quick snack - already gone again.

10:00 am
Another brief visit

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