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by Debs
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, WVA - 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, WVA - 2020

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Smitty & Bella Evening Visit - Smitty Limping - Right Leg - Oct 20, 2019 - NCTC Bald Eagles
https://youtu.be/nUACC1OLeFU
by Debs
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, WVA - 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, WVA - 2020

636 pm Smitty arrives first then Bella joins him on the nest. Together they do some nest restorations. Bella sharpens her beak then moves up to the look out post. Smitty remains in the nest bowl as he moves it looks like he is favoring his right leg; has a slight limp. I wish we could zoom in and ge...
by Debs
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: H.W.F. Forum Site Map
Topic: Forum Site Map
Replies: 19
Views: 7170

Re: Forum Site Map

Hi Gemini

I set up the 2020 NCTC Bald Eagle Nesting Season ... it is active now.
Link is here viewtopic.php?f=44&t=445
by Debs
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5061

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

I have started a new page for the 2020 Nesting Season so locking this thread now; please join us here

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=350&p=118913#p118913
by Debs
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, WVA - 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, WVA - 2020

October 18, 2019 Welcome to the 2020 NCTC Nesting Season :bye 1: The adults have been visiting their nest regularly mostly just hanging out no aggressive rebuilding seen yet. There was a huge Jimson weed/tree growing in the nest but the birds have removed much of it. A Collage Oct 18 2019 Bella.jpg ...
by Debs
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, WVA - 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, WVA - 2020

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Bella & Smitty - First Season Together - 2019 Highlights - NCTC Bald Eagles - August 2019
https://youtu.be/AGj-urH7HJ0
by Debs
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, WVA - 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, WVA - 2020

NCTC Resident Pair's - History - 2002 to Present Day Still working on the history order Belle and Liberty - First Resident Pair - 2002 to 2011 :wub: Belle and Liberty were the first resident bald eagle pair at this nest. This pair was very devoted to each other and everyone watching via live bald e...
by Debs
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, WVA - 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 42

NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, WVA - 2020

Work in Progress Welcome to the NCTC 2020 Nesting Season Bella and Smitty are the resident pair. Feb 14 Mom wants to mate.JPG :vid: Bella & Smitty - First Season Together - 2019 Highlights - NCTC Bald Eagles - August 2019 https://youtu.be/AGj-urH7HJ0 2019 April 2 2019 Bella Smitty and Chickletts.JPG...
by Debs
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: Fraser Point - Northern Channel Islands - 2018/2019
Replies: 258
Views: 8771

Re: Fraser Point - Northern Channel Islands - 2018/2019

August 3 2019 The Fraser Point juveniles have been visiting their nest and territory especially during the month of July. August 2 2019 One of the juveniles perched nest side just before dark and the youngster stayed the night. Can you find me i am tucked in somewhere :D Aug 2 730 pm one juvie at FP...
by Debs
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5061

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

August 4, 2019 I updated this season's important milestones on the introduction post on Page 1. We also kept a spreadsheet on google for this season, which we managed to keep up to date the entire year. Thanks to Terri for helping me with this project it really was a labor of love; here is the link....
by Debs
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5061

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

August 4, 2019 Morning NCTC Friends Over the next few days I will be working on updating this thread. It has been a busy season off the nest for me, which has limited my ability to keep this journal updated regularly. Our region had a very bad forest fire, which required my community to evacuate for...
by Debs
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Garden Fence Chat
Topic: Nesters
Replies: 130
Views: 7726

Re: Nesters

August 4, 2019 Morning Nesters :bye 1: Marg, Kay, Diana hope you are all doing well :huggie: John if you are lurking we miss you here! Darryl and I were deeply saddened to hear of Elle's passing :brknhrt: our thoughts and prayers go out to Ian and Elle's family and large circle of friends :huggie: H...
by Debs
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5061

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

June 17, 2019 Hope is 11 weeks old (as of yesterday) Just before 9 am ... Hope returned to the nest; his first visit home after his adventure :w00t: Hope looks no worse for the wear ... his landing on the nest was a bit hard but since then he has taken off from the attic looking graceful and strong....
by Debs
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5061

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Hope had a forced fledge during the early morning hours of June 16 2019. He attempted to fly up to the lookout post just nest side and he missed and fell off the nest. These unfortunate events happened at 139 am so his forced fledge happend under darkness :w00t: I happened to be recording here is th...
by Debs
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5061

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Good Morning Everyone I am sorry i have not been updating regularly here; our community has been threatened by a large wildfire so i have been distracted; we were also evacuated for 2 weeks. With the drought and little rain two big fires continue to grow in my area (Northern Alberta Canada). Lots of...
by Debs
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5061

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

940 am Smitty delivered a nice prey for breakfast. Bella followed him in and promptly claimed the meal. Hope is enjoying a nice meal now. 1030 am Feeding just wrapped up; look at Hope's big crop he is nearly tipping over trying to balance himself while he moves to nest center for a nap! April 22 103...
by Debs
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5061

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

930 am Hope is snuggled up nest center. Bella is in the attic and Smitty is nearby too as we just heard them alerting. Perhaps Bella is telling Dad to go fishing ... hope that is all it is. April 22 930 am.JPG April 21, 2019 April 21 Chick plays with green branches 854 am.JPG From April 20 2019 Apri...
by Debs
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5061

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Here are some captures of Hope ... she is sure growing up fast!
A Collage April 17 2019 NCTC Sweet Lett Big Crop and Mommy Time.JPG
A Collage April 16 2019 Early Morning Fish Delivery and Feeding NCTC Bald Eagles.jpg

A Collage Bella & her Eaglet 2.5 Weeks Old April 18 2019.jpg
by Debs
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5061

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Philjo56France thank you ... in your write up could you please include the name Angel for the eaglet that passed on ... RIP Lil One :rh:

Jwin36 thanks for the lovely capture ... always love the early morning fog captures :yes:
by Debs
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5061

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

April 22, 2019 Good Morning NCTC Family :bye 1: We are pleased to announce that the eaglets have been named by Rachel Weaver's 4th Grade Students from the Chamberlain Elementary School in Charleston. The students picked the name Hope Ann Faith for the eaglet. Angel was suggested for the eaglet that ...
by Debs
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5061

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

830 pm
Bella is brooding her chick ...
April 7 830 pm Bella.JPG

Good Night Friends :nite:

Hugs all around :huggie:
by Debs
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5061

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

527 pm Nice feeding for the baby April 7 527 pm feeding fish.JPG 738 pm Just before dark tonight ... Bella moved the body of her dead chick; she ate part of chick then moved the body closer to the egg cup. I wonder if she wanted the baby near or whether she was going to consume or feed the body to h...
by Debs
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5061

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Although it was a very sad day at the NCTC nest there were good moments too.

The remaining chick was alert, active and had plenty of fish so great in and output.

Bella and Smitty doted over their chick :rh:
April 7 1205 pm chick and Mom.JPG
April 7 1122 am.JPG
April 7 525 pm chick.JPG
by Debs
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5061

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

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Sweet Baby Eaglets - From Joy to Heartbreak - Loss of One Eaglett - NCTC Bald Eagles - April 7, 2019
https://youtu.be/w4jyfJ0qcKM
by Debs
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Other North American Eagle Cams
Topic: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5061

Re: NCTC Bald Eagles - Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2018-2019

Judyb thanks so much ... it was quite the shock this morning; both chicks were doing so well :brknhrt:

We think the chick might have been stepped on ... as it was located outside the egg cup ... up near the fish pantry.

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