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Monday
Jan012018

Justice With A Fish

This is Justice from the Earth Conservation Corps. nest with a big fish. He ate in peace and quiet. Towards the end, he had looked up and I think Liberty probably flew in to perch for the night where he soon joined her. It took him a long time to finish that meal.

Monday
Jan012018

Happy New Year!

Eagles4kids would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Here is a video from the Earth Conservation Corps nest in Washington D.C. An egg could be laid here sometime in January. As many know, SWFL has two eaglets as well as the NEFL nest. A nest in Vian, OK now has one egg. The Berry College nest should be soon to follow. 

Video by Eagle Trek Low.

Sunday
Dec172017

Pair Perched

This appears to be a pair perched just down the highway from where Blair & Thunder's tree stood. I also observed an immature eagle flying over the farm.

And if you missed the eagles feeding in a field near Galesville here it is again.

Wednesday
Dec132017

ECC Nest Activity

Video by Eagle Trek Low

Sunday
Dec102017

ECC/ MPDC- Evening visit

Video by Eagle Trek Low. This video shows an area where they might like to perch at night. Nice camera work in a tough spot to get to. The branch in the foreground of the nest tree can make it difficult to get to and where the camera can focus. 

Friday
Dec082017

Earth Conservation Corps Eagle Cam

Eagles4kids will be working along with Earth Conservation Corps. and their eagle cam project in Washington D.C. One of the most ironic things is that Wisconsin helped bring eagles back to the D.C. area back in 1996 when juveniles were brought to D.C. What a success story! If you would like to learn more about E.C.C. Please click the link to their page, and the second link has additional link to learn more. Currently, we have their cam streaming on our homepage and the two cam chat page.

http://www.eaglecam.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CBA4qoKRkY

 

This morning the students were introduced to the E.E.C nest. I told them what we are going to do and they were excited. We will start slow and see where it takes us. At times, students can even have the opportunity to move the cam around. Just think how interesting that concept is for an 8-9 year old. We can move a camera mounted in a tree near Washington D.C. with our computer!

Video is by Eagle Trek LOW early this morning.

Friday
Dec012017

More Eagle Action

Wednesday
Nov292017

Eagles on a Deer

Another deer is in the field across the highway. It is a roadkill so please don't worry about lead in this one. However, deer are still being put close to the territory and if there is a nest close by it is not necessarily a good thing. There was a third eagle you can't see in the video. South of Ettrick, I have been seeing lots of eagles perched in a tree the last three days. There must be a food source there. I will continue to report what I see and add videos every now and then. Thanks for watching.

Monday
Nov132017

Eagle Sightings Today

I saw 4 eagles today. Two were adults and two were young ones. I observed the one adult fly in and land by the young one. At that point I got my camera. The I spotted another young one just past my parent's house and there is video of that one by itself. As I was heading home, I spotted one near the bridge and was going to get video of that adult but the other one I was watching had apparently left its perch and flew over me and I got a little of it flying and landing by the farm. Of course, I ran out of disk space at that time! :(

Thursday
Nov092017

Hawk Raised By Eagles - New Documentary!

Christain Sasse, documented the scenario where a baby hawk was being raised by a pair of eagles on Vancouver Island. Please read the article and then take a look at the newly released documentary he created for all the enjoy! Thank you, Christian Sasse. This is amazing video!

Article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/baby-hawk-survives-eagles-nest-captured-in-documentary-1.4392308

Thursday
Oct262017

Eagles Abound Today

The first eagle was spotted by the farm. Suddenly it took off when I least expected and then there were three but the video shows two sticking together and the other one just flew around nearby. After a bit, the two decided to go land in a tree across the highway. Near Galesville, I spotted the pair that has a nest up from the Beaver Creek bridge. They were perched downstream a bit. 

Monday
Oct232017

Eagle Near the New Ettrick Sign Again

An eagle has been sighted several times in this alfalfa field near the Ettrick sign. It is strange. I believe it is also the eagle I have two videos of in a cut bean field recently just up the highway. Some would automatically wonder if it is Lucy. It is not.

Monday
Oct162017

Eagle By The Farm

This is a popular perching location. The Beaver Creek is just below this eagle and wide open to catch fish. I will let everyone know if I ever spot a nest. Nothing so far.

Wednesday
Oct112017

Same Field, and a Beauty Just South of Town

This is just down stream from the Eagles4kids Nest area. This is the same eagle and it was very active preening its feathers. I think it had just eaten as it appears the right foot was red on the bottom. This eagle was in a slightly different spot compared to yesterday.

Tuesday
Oct102017

Eagle In a Field

This eagle was just downstream from the original Eagles4kids nest tree. Maybe it had caught something and had a meal. This soybean field was just harvested and there was a dark spot or pile. It could have simply been a pile of soybean material thrown out by the combine.

Monday
Sep182017

Pleasant Surprise!

 

Both eagles were around after work today. The first located was behind the Original Tree in a tall pine where I used to park and watch the nest. The other was near the farm in a usual location.

 

 

Tuesday
Aug152017

Eagle Perched Across From Old Nest Tree

I was surprised this afternoon to see an eagle perched in the very tree I have been thinking "could" handle an eagle nest. I believe this is Blair. After the first video I took I came back two hours later and she was still perched and gave me some more opportunity to give another angle. We will be keeping a watchful eye on this particular tree in the coming months. For now, we have to settle for the glimpses we do get.

Monday
Jun262017

Camera Recovery Day

Today, my son Landon and I went to the nest to recover the cameras or what we could. I brought a ladder in case we needed to put it in the water and work from. I really had no idea what there was to work on for a solid base below the cameras. After going in and surveying what other tools we might need, we went to my parent's to get a couple more tools to aide in the process. Luckily, the ladder was not needed. A huge thank you to my son for basically listening to everything I instructed. He did wonderfully in cutting wires, and unscrewing the mounts from the tree. The ptz cam had water in the dome as a gasket had come loose. That cam is likely not going to work again. The fixed cam is in what appears fine shape, as well as the extra IR Illuminator we had for better viewing at night. On another note, an adult was seen on the bridge just the other day, getting a dead chipmunk. 

 

Getting instructions about what needs to be done first. 

 

Unsrewing the 4 inch screws that were used to mount the brace to the tree.

 

Trying to cut the last stubborn screw to take brace off the tree.

 

Both cameras removed from the tree. The "Pines" motel is in the background over his right shoulder.  


 

Saturday
Jun242017

Eggs Laid Research

Here is our research from eggs laid in online nests. We hope you find it beneficial if you have been wondering what is typical or average in nests. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-5sq_br8cteNWRDYmdZZVM0aWc/view?usp=sharing

     Eagles4kids DATA: Only wild nests were used in this set of data. Please consider that some years eagles do not lay eggs or maybe a cam is removed or added which changes the data. This data is to give us a year by year look at the percentages for eagles on LIVE cam.
     Data was collected from https://eagleholic.wordpress.com/eagle-cam-list/, as well as using information from individual cam pages. Keep in mind, this data collection is used to give viewers an idea about the percentage of eggs laid. We hope you like it!

2017 2016 2015

Alcoa, IA 3 2 2

Avon, OH 3 3  

Berry College, GA 2 2 2

Blackwater, Md   2 3

Blue Bank, TN NA    

CarbonTV, MI 2 2  

Dale Hollow Lake, TN 3    

Decorah, IA 3 3 3

Decorah/DNN, IA 3 3  

Duke Farms, NJ   2 3

DC Eagle Cam 2 2  

Eagles4kids, WI   2  

Eagle Valley, WI     2

Earth Cons. Corp, Washington DC Eagle Cam, DC 1 2  

John Bunker Sands Wetlands, TX 2    

Jordan Lake, NC NA   2

Johnson City, TN - ETSU 2 2  

Bluff City, TN 2 2  

Fort St. Vrain, CO 3 3 3

Glacier Gardens, AK 1 1


Delta 2, British Columbia 2 2 2

LaFarge, British Columbia      

White Rock, British Columbia 2   3

Harrison Mills, British Columbia 2 2 1

Hornby, British Columbia     2

Hanover, PA 2 2  

Harmar, PA 1 2  

Harrison Bay, TN 1 2 2

Humboldt, CA   2 2

Lake of the Ozarks, MS 3 2  

Bald Canyon, CA - Channel Islands 2    

Big Bear, CA      

Two Harbors, CA   2 2

West End, CA   2  

Sauces, CA all 8 broke  3 1

Fraser Point, CA      

San Clemente, CA   2  

Turtle Bay, CA _Redding, CA 2   3

Miles City, MT   1 2

MN DNR, MN 3 3 2

MN Bound, MN 3 2 3

Main 1, ME     2

NCTC, WV 2 2 3

NE Florida AEF, FL 2 2 2

Notre Dame, IN   1  

Pittsburg Hayes, PA (1) N.A. tree fell 3 3

River Valley Farms, VA   3 3

Sandy Ridge, OH 2 3  

Southwest Florida, FL 2 2 2

Standley Lake, CO 3    

Sutton, OK 2    

Upper Miss, Refuge, IL 3 3  

Washington DC  2    

Wolf River, WI   2  

Kenai Eagle Cam, AK 2    

Number of Nests Acounted In Data 35 38 26

Nest Totals & Percentage of Egg(s) Laid % %

One Egg Laid 4 =11%  3 = 8% 2 = 8%

Two Eggs Laid 19 = 54%  25 = 66% 14 = 54%

Three Eggs Laid 11 = 31%   10 = 26% 10 = 38%

Four Eggs+ Laid 1 = 3%  0 0

Sunday
Jun182017

Eagle Sighting

Yesterday, June 17th, I observed an adult eagle soaring just across the highway. I will update when information warrants. Sorry no picture or video available for this report.

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