Eagle Nest Cam

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    This Bald Eagle nest is at Berry College. It is about three miles from my house. I watched her lay the first egg back on January 14th. She laid the second one on the 16th. The first egg should hatch any day now.

    http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam/
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    Very cool. Just watched as she was repositioning the eggs...
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    Watch out. It can become addicting. They change out sitting on the eggs from time to time and he brings lots of fish and coots to the nest. It should be real interesting when the babies get here.
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    Here s a picture from said nest:

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    A great horned owl attacked the nest last night but the female eagle fended it off.
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    The way she has her wing spread out over the nest tonight makes me wonder if one of the eggs has hatched.
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    Nope, both eggs are still there. There is some concern that the extreme cold (it has gotten down to 0 degrees once and 4 degrees another time) may have affected the eggs. If the first one doesn't hatch by Sunday, it probably won't.
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    You can go the Berry College Eagle page on Facebook and see the owl attack if you are interested.
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    Thats pretty awesome. I will have to run the kids by there next time we are in Rome.
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    I'm a big fan of these bird cams. I'm planning to visit the Berry nest if the eggs hatch. I visit the Southwest Florida Eagle nest in North Fort Myers and here are some pictures I've taken there:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29324996@N07/sets/72157632976789247/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29324996@N07/sets/72157633131706572/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29324996@N07/sets/72157640183990585/

    Last year, two eggs were laid in late November and two healthy eaglets, E1 and E2 (Hope and Honor), fledged in late March and left the nest area for good in early May. Two eggs hatched again this year, but sadly, E3 died of unknown causes at the beginning of February. E4 is doing fine and has begun his final phase in the nest, wingercizing and mantling his food when the parents bring it in. Here's the link to the cam:

    http://www.ustream.tv/SouthwestFloridaEagleCam#_=_
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    If you notice one of the parents at the Berry College nest limping, it is the female. She has a foot injury of some kind, but it doesn't prevent her from hunting and feeding herself.
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    At times the foot seems to be OK. I've wondered if it goes numb after she has laid on the eggs for so long.
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    We have a hatch!
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    Yep. One baby hatched the other should hatch in a day or so
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    Here's a better look at the eaglet.

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    I watched the father feed the eaglet this morning. It was pretty cool. But they are going to run out of coots in that reservoir.
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    Thank you for sharing the link.
    We have been busy watching this weekend.
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    Parents in nest now feeding baby.
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    Plenty of old coots here in Florida. Wish we could send some there.

    Good to see the Eagles are healthy. Never saw many birds of prey while growing up in Florida due to DDT.

    Now Eagles are seen again and Osprey are common.
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    Every time I see these beautiful birds, I think of my grandfather, he loved to watch them fly, and he collected eagle statues and art. I recall one of the times I ever saw him cry was when he saw some of the injured eagles that they saved at dollywood in tn. He said to watch them look to the sky and long to fly and couldn't was heartbreaking. We still have a couple that lives on our property in felda fl.
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