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PA Bald Eagles Nest Stream

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Server is too busy... LOL  A rock star is born. 8:22. 

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Yesterday evening the father laid on the eggs so Mom could go get something to eat.

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Yesterday evening the father laid on the eggs so Mom could go get something to eat.

Yes... I've seen the exchange. I assume it's to feed and stretch some.   The Georgia Eagle seems to have home delivery.  

 

I just checked in on PA. 12:40.  Snow is slowly creeping up around her. 

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Missed it at 10:42.  Someone needs to do some house cleaning. Mrs workerbee would not put up with that mess.

 

http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam/nest2/

Yeah, he flew off a minute or so after my post..He was feeding them and she gave him a look like, "that's enough." Off he went.

 

That Hanover eagle is too cold for housecleaning, but that nest looks much better than it did Saturday!

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Yeah, he flew off a minute or so after my post..He was feeding them and she gave him a look like, "that's enough." Off he went.

 

That Hanover eagle is too cold for housecleaning, but that nest looks much better than it did Saturday!

He's back and either cleaning or eating. 11:06

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The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a member of the sea and fish eagle group. Its closest relatives, similar in appearance and habit, are found in Africa and Asia. Bald eagles live along the coast as well as by major lakes and rivers. Even though they are fish eaters, they will take ducks and birds or whatever prey is available and easiest to obtain. They fish in both fresh and salt water.

 

Because of their size, bald eagles sit at the top of their food chain. This makes them more vulnerable to toxic chemicals in the environment, since each link in the food chain tends to concentrate chemicals from the lower link.

 

A bald eagle's lifting power is about 4 pounds. They do not generally feed on chickens or other domestic livestock, but they will make use of available food sources. Bald eagles will take advantage of carrion (dead and decaying flesh), giving it a scavenger image, which causes some people to dislike eagles. Other people do not care for powerful and aggressive birds; while some object merely on the grounds that it is a bird of prey which kills other animals for food.

Once an eagle spots a fish swimming or floating near the water surface, it approaches its prey in a shallow glide and then snatches the fish out of the water with a quick swipe of its talons. Eagles can open and close their talons at will; although, a hungry eagle can be dragged into the water when refusing to release a heavy fish. Unfortunately, the eagle might drown during the encounter with the fish; eagles are strong swimmers, but if the water is very cold, the bird might be overcome by hypothermia. If an eagle falls into the water during an aerial fight over food with another eagle or accidentally falls into the water, they are able to take flight from the water surface.

 

American Bald Eagle Information

A Bald Eagle's Diet and Feeding Habits

baldeagleinfo.com

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Mating, Nesting Habits

Monogamous and mating for life. An adult will only select another mate if its companion should die.

 

A Massive platform nest of sticks and vegetation lined with moss and grasses is placed on cliff ledge or in the fork of a tree. Usually, 10-180 ft. high.

 

Nest are added to each year and can become quite large. Some nests reach sizes of more than 10 feet wide and can weigh several tons. When a nest is destroyed by natural causes it is often rebuilt nearby.

 

In late May or early June the female will lay between 1 and 3 eggs. These eggs can weigh around 1/4 pound. Raccoons and Crows are the main predators of the eggs. After 34-36 days incubation, the young birds emerge. Eaglet feeding and brooding are performed by both adults. The adults will bring 4 to 5 kills to the nest each day.

 

At 10 weeks of age the young will have 7000 feathers. At 10-12 weeks old the young will leave the nest. The young are dark brown in color and the head and tail feathers turn predominantly white in their fourth or fifth year.

 

bald eagle catching fish

Only about 50% of eaglets hatched survive the first year. Eagles migrate in winter and often roost and hunt in groups along waterways that don't freeze and have abundant food.

 

These birds can be sedentary creatures often remaining on the same perch for hours at a time. This sedentary behvavior allows birdwatchers a great opportunity for viewing or photographing. There are many website cams where you can watch live during the nesting season. Just do a search of Bald Eagle cam.

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Georgia getting snow.  I know they are not used to that. 3:52.

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Georgia getting snow.  I know they are not used to that. 3:52.

Poor thing is nearly covered in snow.

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Berry College cams appear to be down. 8:20

Cameras back on at 10:10. Have not seen the little ones, but mom stuill sitting there. Have not seen any signs of leftover food on the snow, but it looks like they tried to move some of the snow.

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Saw a feeding this morning at 6:53 a.m.  The smallest eaglette was struggling to be fed. Mom fed the larger one several mouth fulls before giving the little one attention.  I only saw her do it once.  I'm not feeling good for the small one.  I have to keep in mind that his is nature without our interference. Clearly it's survival of the fittest going on in the nest.

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Another feeding just starting. 8:46am  Both peeps look really healthy.  Both eating well.

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Another feeding just starting. 8:46am  Both peeps look really healthy.  Both eating well.

The small on is being fed? Good!

 

They must be on a human baby feeding schedule. lol ;)

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