Sunday, March 07, 2010

More Eagle Cams

More of the eagle pairs that have live cams on their nest have eggs. Three of the nests are listed below.

The two eagles at Sooner Lake in northern Oklahoma have built a new nest in a tree and are sitting on 3 eggs.  This nest cam supported by the Sutton Center. Of the three eggs last year, one hatched and successfully fledged. 

The pair worked on the new nest over the winter while still doing a bit of repair work to the old nest on the platform. No one was sure which nest would be used, so cameras were placed in the new nest tree while leaving the cameras at the old nest. Below is fun a short video someone captured from the live feed. It shows both eagles on the nest. The female s in the center on the eggs. The male has arrived to take his turn, but she will not leave. He leans on her, shoves her with a foot and leans a bit more, but she refuses to leave her eggs. He finally flies to a near by branch.

Both the male and female eagle has a brood patch on their breast, but the female's is larger. She usually spends more time on the nest with the eggs. If you want to chat with others while watching the nest, visit the TV station KJRH  website.

The pair near Sidney, British Columbia have been busy restoring their nest over the winter. They have been together for a long time. For the past 2 years they have raised 3 eaglets to fledgling. The female laid her first egg on March 5. Hopefully more are to come. Here is a video someone recorded and edited from the live stream. It shows much of the interaction between the pair. It does not show them brooding the egg, but that's not a problem at this time.

The cams for this nest is supported by the Hancock Wildlife Foundation. For more information and pictures, visit their forum.

There is still one more nest I am watching. No eggs yet, but both eagles are active in their nest at Hornby Island.   This nest has been observed for years by Doug Carrick who lives on the island. He first put cameras in the nest in 2004. There is a website with good information and a forum with more information and pictures.

Below is a video of the eagles returning to their nest. They spend part of their year migrating and following the salmon runs. The video shows the pair begin their work  on restoring the nest in preparation of this years eaglets.

And don't forget the pair at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. Their eggs should begin hatching this week.

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