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    Thumbs up Eagle Cam (another eagle cam + other birds added)

    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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    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.
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    Thank you post posting this. I'm going to be checking it everyday now!
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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.
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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.
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    Here's another bald eagle cam in Iowa. Three eggs!
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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.

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

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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.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    I wonder why most nest builders didn't evolve to build a roof over their nests to protect them from the rain, snow, etc.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    Here's another bald eagle cam in Iowa. Three eggs!
    The eggs are starting to hatch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    The eggs are starting to hatch!
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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    Here's another bald eagle cam in Iowa. Three eggs!
    OMG!!!! WHAT HAPPENED!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cupid View Post
    OMG!!!! WHAT HAPPENED!!!
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    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.
    So it's not a dead upside down bird (the claws?). Thank God! That gave me such a scare!!

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    Nope, the babies are nuzzled under the mama keeping warm. Or maybe it's the papa right now, they take turns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    Nope, the babies are nuzzled under the mama keeping warm. Or maybe it's the papa right now, they take turns.
    those two little ones are quite active when they aren't under a parent
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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.

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