Admin Note - I'm continuing this thread into 2019 as there aren't many posts. ~JudyB
Link to the Cam -- http://mnbound.com/live-eagle-cam/
MN Bound Facebook page -- https://www.facebook.com/Minnesota.Bound.Live.Eagles
Minnesota is in the central time zone.
This is a live streaming video of a nesting pair of Bald Eagles located in south central Minnesota. This nest is positioned 75 feet up in a cottonwood tree less than 30 yards from the flowing waters of the Crow River. The nest is over 7x6 feet in diameter and as well about 7 feet deep. The tree's main trunk has 2 large branches (approximately 12 inches in diameter) that the nest sits on as it hugs the main trunk.
The camera is placed on the trunk as it bends away from the nest. The camera is placed about 10 feet from the center of the nest. The camera is powered 100% by solar energy and is equipped with audio and pan tilt zoom features. Thanks to Broadband Corp's wireless network, they are able to bring you this rare look into nature. Special thanks to Broadband MN and Hutchinson Co-op Agronomy for making this possible!
Working through the harsh Minnesota winter, the eagles start rebuilding their nest in early February, preparing to lay their eggs in March. They have fledged 9 young eagles since we started watching in 2012.
2017-2018 Nesting Season:
- eggs laid: February 23, 5:06 pm; seen February 27, 10:29 am (likely laid overnight)
- hatched:1st Eaglet Hatch: April 1, 2018 | 2nd Eaglet Hatch: April 3, 2018
- named: M17 and M18
- fledged: M17 slipped while branching on June 26 and returned to the nest on June 29; not sure if it was a fledge or an "oops" but s/he was 86 days old; according to the Facebook page, both were flying by July 11
- last seen:
Link to last year's thread for this nest on our old forum
The sponsor of this nest, Minnesota Bound is a popular Minnesota based television show that has now been on the air for 16 years. They highlight anything and everything to do with the Midwest outdoor lifestyle. Hosted by Ron Schara and his love able black lab Raven, these two have shared thousands of stories. From unique animals to incredible characters, they’ve covered nearly everything. They’ve had an interest in web cams for the past 4 years and their most popular one thus far has been the live loon cam. They really enjoy bringing nature to everyone, LIVE. Their dream is to continue growing the amount of camera’s they have placed and to give several great experiences throughout the entire year.
The 2018 Bald Eagle Cam is powered by Broadband Corp - a company that specializes in bringing high-speed wireless internet to hard-to-reach places (like the country).