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Eagle Cam (another eagle cam + other birds added)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Sassafras, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Sassafras

    Sassafras Well-Known Member

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    The Eagle Cam is back!

    Three Eggs For NBG Eagle Pair

    2011 Eggs laid: The first egg was laid on February 3rd at 2:49pm; the second egg was laid on February 6th at 4:25pm. The third egg was laid on February 9th at 5:55pm.
     
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  2. Sassafras

    Sassafras Well-Known Member

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    The parents take turns on the nest. Every 20-30 minutes the one "on duty" gets up and turns the eggs. The eggs will hatch mid March and then the fun begins.
     
  3. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    Thank you post posting this. I'm going to be checking it everyday now! :)
     
  4. Sassafras

    Sassafras Well-Known Member

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    There's been a bit of parental activity on the nest today. More "fussing" and "nestoration than I've seen so far. The mom was standing up a bit ago and tilting her head down and to the side like she was listening for tapping.

    One of the eggs is close to hatching although it may take a day or two to get completely out of the shell. The hatchlings are fed within a few hours of hatching.
     
  5. Sassafras

    Sassafras Well-Known Member

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    The first egg is hatching. :) Mom just picked up a good sized piece of shell and moved it out of the way. Haven't seen the chick yet, though. The camera operator has been panning in and out. Yesterday the male brought several fish to the nest and Mom chowed down. The first feeding should be within a few hours of the chick emerging.
     
  6. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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  7. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

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    I wonder why most nest builders didn't evolve to build a roof over their nests to protect them from the rain, snow, etc.
     
  8. highrisegiraffe

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    The eggs have hatched and there are now three fuzzy babies to keep mom busy!
     
  9. WindSpirit

    WindSpirit OmnipresentAdmeanistrator

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    Thank you for the link, Sassafras. I love it.

    I watched the saved clip, "New eaglet's first meal." The poor thing couldn't even keep its head up. It was hitting the bottom of the nest time after time after time.
     
  10. sk8sue

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    Thanks so much for this. I've been watching since the day that the first egg hatched and it's awe-inspiring. It's so amazing to watch one of these large, powerful birds feed the eaglets so gently when they are so small and weak. I love all the information and the moderated chat on the site as well.
     
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  11. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Next stop: Helsiniki

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    Eagles have a wide wing span. They need open air above their nests so they can fly in and out. That's why they usually nest atop dead trees.

    It is very hard to watch incubating eagles endure snow and rain to keep their eggs warm. It is also hard to watch the chicks panting in the glaring sun of summer. Often a parent will take a position at the nest's edge that casts a shadow on the chicks.
     
  12. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    The eggs are starting to hatch!
     
  13. Sassafras

    Sassafras Well-Known Member

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    :cheer2:
     
  14. Sassafras

    Sassafras Well-Known Member

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    The 3 Norfolk kids are getting big fast!

    2 of the Decorah eggs have hatched - #3 should be soon. There was some excitement on this one yesterday. The first part of this video shows Dad accidently pulling one of the little ones out of the bowl with a clip on the end of Mom to the rescue.
     
  15. Cupid

    Cupid Well-Known Member

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    OMG!!!! WHAT HAPPENED!!!
     
  16. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    Two of the eggs have hatched and now I see there is a beaver snack on the side. There was a rabbit snack for a couple of days, the beaver is a new addition to the pantry.
     
  17. Cupid

    Cupid Well-Known Member

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    So it's not a dead upside down bird (the claws?). Thank God! That gave me such a scare!!:eek:
     
  18. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    :lol: Nope, the babies are nuzzled under the mama keeping warm. Or maybe it's the papa right now, they take turns.
     
  19. Sassafras

    Sassafras Well-Known Member

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    those two little ones are quite active when they aren't under a parent :lol:
     
  20. Peaches LaTour

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    And if you would like to see the Raptors nesting in Portland, Oregon, check out KGW.com & scroll down to Raptor Cam. They, too, have three eggs. :cool:
     
  21. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    New addition to the Decorah pantry, looks like some kind of large bird.
     
  22. Skate Talker

    Skate Talker Replaced the display under my name

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    Iowa Eagles were a new story on one of the Canadian national supper-time broadcasts today as the latest viral internet sensation - also mentioned other cams and other birds.
     
  23. Sassafras

    Sassafras Well-Known Member

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    Video of the third Decorah nest eaglet hatching
     
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    I love how his/her siblings are like "Come on, dude, push!" :lol:
     
  25. sk8sue

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    Does anybody know what it was that they had in the Decorah nest last night (some kind of food, presumably)?

    Btw, here's my other favorite bird cam, penguins in the Edinburgh zoo which are quite fun to watch. They currently have nest rings set out and are in the process of laying eggs.
     
  26. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    There's fresh fish in the nest today.
     
  27. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    Snowed last night on the Decorah eagles. :( The adult looks miserable.

    Eagles
     
  28. skatefan

    skatefan in the groove

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    lol, it's a bit windy up in the eyrie :)
     
  29. Sassafras

    Sassafras Well-Known Member

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    More snow at the Decorah site - the camera housing is covered.

    The Norfolk kids are really getting big!
     
  30. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    Banding on the 3 eaglets today. 2 females (the older chicks) and 1 male.

    Very cute pictures: :D

    Eaglet Banding Slideshow