Eagle Nest Cam

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    It has been accepted that the second egg is not going to hatch. The eaglet is growing fast. A new fun game is trying to name the newest carcass the male has dropped off each day in the nest for food.
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    An eagle nest in Minnesota had eaglets named Harmon and Kirby two years ago, after the great Minnesota Twins players. I was hoping there would be two eaglets so I could suggest Hank and Chipper for names for them. With only one, I couldn't choose between them, so I think Ray (as in Charles) would be a perfect name. However, it's probably up to Berry College to choose a name if there will be any.
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    I found this on the USTREAM site yesterday. Thought you might be interested.



    Berry Eagle FAQs

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    Gender
    : The male eagle is smaller and has a sleek white head. The female eagle is larger with a head of ruffled white feathers. We will not be able to determine the sex of the eaglet until it is an adult.

    Injury: The female eagle returned to the nest last fall with an injured left leg/foot. We do not know how it happened, but she seems to fare quite well.

    Night light: Berry is pleased to provide live video feeds of the bald eagle nesting area. The nest camera uses an infrared light at night that is not visible to the eagles. It may look like you are seeing a light, but you are not. The tree looks completely dark at night.

    Camera/Tech support: For more info about the type of camera and technical issues click on “nest cam information” beneath the live feed on theberry.edu/eaglecam page.

    Sound: We hope to add sound to the camera once the eagles have ended the 2014 nesting season.
    Names: Berry has chosen not to name the eagles because they are wild creatures and we do not want to personalize them. This year’s eaglet is B3 (Berry and the third eaglet we know of.) Last year’s chicks were B1 and B2.

    Egg stats: The first egg was laid Jan. 14, the second was laid Jan. 17. An egg hatched on Feb. 22. The incubation period is 33-37 days.

    Location: The nest is located 100 feet up in a large pine tree next to a large parking lot at the college’s Steven J. Cage Athletic and Recreation Center, home to sporting events, concerts and other activities. Apparently our eagles like to be part of the action!

    Stadium: Before the eagles arrived, Berry College officials had planned to build a stadium in the area. Once the eagles arrived, the original stadium site was moved to the south. Berry obtained a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the new location and agreed to restrictions on construction that ensures the eagles are not disturbed during nesting season. Their location will be carefully buffered by new and existing trees as designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Diet: Our eagles enjoy eating fish, coot (waterfowl) and squirrel. The nest is conveniently located near the Oostanala River and Garden Lakes in Rome, Ga.

    Parent duties: When one parent is not visible, it is hunting and perching in nearby trees to watch for intruders.

    Two nests: A second bald eagle nest was discovered Feb. 17 in a remote gate restricted section of the campus that has no roads or power. We do not know if there are eggs, and because of inaccessibility, we will not install a nest cam. The remote location is a gated, restricted area.

    Owl attack: The mother eagle was attacked Feb. 18 by a Great Horned Owl, but did not appear to be injured. The video was shown nationwide as she defended her unhatched eggs. Berry is home to many Great Horned Owls.

    Temperature: Bald eagles survive in much colder places than Georgia such as Alaska. Our national bird is tough!

    Help: If an eaglet falls out of the nest or any of the eagles become injured, college officials are required to contact authorities regarding the federal rules for handling bald eagles. No personnel are permitted in the restricted area during nesting season.
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    I wanted to post a picture I took of the eagles this morning at the nest but it says it's too large.
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    The drama with the younger male trying to get the eaglet last week was pretty cool. Momma wasnt havin any of that nonsense. LOL
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    Nope, she had that baby covered up. And when dad came back, the younger male got out of Dodge.
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    Here's a list of eagle cams where hatches are anticipated soon. Dates are when eggs were laid. Hatch watch begins 35 days after the first egg is laid. The cams with asterisks are WildEarth cams. WildEarth cams stop streaming a couple of seconds after they start. You have to click "Live Stream" in the upper right corner of the player, and streaming will resume.

    Alcoa, Davenport, Iowa—Liberty and Justice. February 23,27, one egg broke
    http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_davenport/en/info_page/eaglecam.asp

    AEF, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee—Indy and Franklin. March 1, 3, 7
    http://www.eagles.org/programs/aef-nest-cam.php

    Decorah, Iowa—February 23, 26, March 2
    http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

    Duke Farms, Hillsborough, New Jersey—February 17,20,23
    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/eagle-cam

    Humboldt Bay, Arcata, California—March 19, 21
    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/humboldt-bay-eagle-cam

    Jordan Lake, near Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina—February 28, March 4
    http://www.ustream.tv/jordanlakeeagles

    LaFarge, Vancouver, British Columbia—March 15,18,21**
    http://lite.wildearth.tv/lafarge-eagles-2/

    Lake of the Ozarks, Sunrise Beach, Missouri—Elsie and Einstein. February 13 (can’t see into nest to tell if more than one egg laid. If eggs hatch, eaglets won’t be visible at first).**
    http://www.lotoeagles.com/

    Minnesota Bound, south-central rural Minnesota—March 7,10,13
    http://www.ustream.tv/mneaglecam

    Pittsburgh, PA (Hays)—February 19,22,25
    http://beta.wildearth.tv/cam/pittsburgh-bald-eagles

    Two Harbors, Santa Catalina Island, California—81 and 82. February 15,17 one egg broke
    UPDATE--the eaglet hatched March 25
    http://www.ustream.tv/two-harbors-cam

    White Rock, Vancouver, British Columbia—March 16, 19, 22**
    http://www.hancockwildlife.org/index.php?topic=White-Rock-Eagle1

    Nests with older eaglets:

    Berry College, Rome, Georgia—the lone eaglet (named B3) hatched February 22. A second egg was non-viable. Fledging will usually occur between 10 and 12 weeks of age.
    http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam/

    Northeast Florida Eagle Cam—Romeo and Juliet. The two eaglets (named Delilah and Samson) have fledged but are still returning to the nest. You can watch fly-ins and fly-outs on Cam 2.
    http://www.eagles.org/programs/ne-florida-nest-cam-ptz.php

    Southwest Florida Eagle Cam, North Fort Myers, FL—Ozzie and Harriet. The lone eaglet (named E4) is ready to fledge. E4 hatched on Christmas Day 2013. E3, an older sibling, died of unknown causes in early February. If your timing is lucky, you can see the eaglet fledge on Cam 2. Most likely time to fledge is early morning within a couple of hours after sunrise
    http://www.ustream.tv/SouthwestFloridaEagleCam#_=_
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    If anyone is ever in Maryland and rally wants to see Bald Eagles, maybe the best place in the lower 48 is conowingo dam, during last fall and early winter especially there can be up to 200 there - so many that when I parked I looked up in the tree above my car and one was just sitting there.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/news/en...ngregate-at-Maryland-dam/stories/201211260122


    Here is another Bald Eagle success story, eagles are nesting along the three major Pittsburgh rivers for the first time in 250 years. First they cut the trees down for lumber in the 1700's, then pollution in the rivers killed the fish, then DDT. It's amazing how resilient nature can be if we give threatened species some help.

    http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014...ng-pittsburgh-three-rivers/?intcmp=latestnews
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