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Arconic Eagle Cam-Davenport, Iowa--2018

Post by MaryF » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:53 pm

HWF would like to welcome you to year eight of our coverage of the Arconic-Davenport eagle cam starring Liberty and Justice!!

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- Liberty and Justice

Link to cam ---- https://www.arconic.com/global/en/who-w ... le-cam.asp

(Both of the cams for this nest are available at the above link)

Another cam link -- http://livestream.com/accounts/17484665/events/4957012

Link to the FB page -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/108382145999121

Link to abbreviated 2017 thread -- http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/vi ... 185#910185


We would like to thank Arconic for providing us with these cams. They allow us to have a unique view, complete with it's own perch, so that we might peek into the lives of this beautiful pair of Bald Eagles

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Both Liberty and Justice in the "new" nest
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About Arconic Davenport Works, Iowa, USA---

Arconic Davenport Works has a longstanding commitment to the environment
The plant has conducted annual briefings for local environmental groups for the past 20 years
The plant has reduced air emissions by over 97% since 1988
The eagles nesting at Davenport Works hatched and fledged a pair of eaglets in 2010 and a single eaglet in 2011 and triplets in 2012. In 2013, two eaglets fledged-- and last season in the spring of 2014 one eaglet named Rudy was fledged.

The plant installed the original camera in November 2010 and installed a new camera in October 2011. Another new camera was installed at the end of 2012. We lost this cam due to a lightning strike and a temporary one was installed on a rented lift which was taken off line in mid July of 2013.

Since then-in September of 2013- the original cam has been replaced and a second cam with a long distance look at the nest was installed. Together these two cams offer us a very different look into the lives of this eagle family Two years ago, in 2015, the cams were upgraded and the views slightly changed. They were able to back it up and raise the angle a bit to get a little wider shot of the nest. In 2016 our pair built and moved to a new nearby nest. It is this nest that is now seen on the cams.

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Re: Arconic Eagle Cam-Davenport, Iowa--2018

Post by MaryF » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:54 pm

A little information about the nest---

The pair of eagles who "reside" in this nest are beautiful Liberty, the female and handsome Justice, the male

Liberty seems to have a lot of gray in the feathers sweeping back from her eyes and a larger brow bone. Justice has larger neres and some dark around his golden eyes. Liberty's tail feathers are more straight across than Justice's and of course Liberty is quite a bit larger than Justice.

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The nest is built in an oak tree near the Mississippi River near the Arconic Davenport Works plant and is about 80 to 85 feet above the ground.

The original nest was built in 2009 -- The nest that they are now using was built and occupied in 2016

This pair does not migrate--they remain in the area of the nest all year.

Employees and the community helped name the eagle pair Liberty and Justice.

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Banding day for the eaglet trio 2017


This pair of bald eagles joined the Arconic Davenport community in Iowa in 2009. They built their 7-foot nest on Alcoa's 400-acre facility in a tree near the Mississippi River. In the spring of 2010 they fledged a pair of eaglets and later that year we installed our first Eaglecam. In 2011 one eaglet named Freedom was fledged from the nest. Arconic launched a new camera with improved video streaming for the 2012 season and more recently they replaced that cam with another brand new one for the 2013 season. This cam has been replaced as it was damaged and a second cam for long distance viewing was added for the 2013-2014 season. More upgrades were done for the 2015/16 season.

During the fall and winter Liberty and Justice use the nest to eat and to prepare the nest for the next season. Eagles nesting in Iowa typically lay eggs in late February or early March and the eggs hatch in late March or early April. The eaglets grow quickly and are ready to fly “fledge” in late May or early June. Alcoa is proud that their unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability is helping conserve precious natural resources.
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Re: Arconic Eagle Cam-Davenport, Iowa--2018

Post by MaryF » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:54 pm

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The 2017 eaglets having a good meal

Stats for the 2018 nesting season --


* Egg(s) laid -- Egg #1 - Feb 16th, 2:43 PM (the only egg for the 2018 season)

Sadly this one egg was broken and there will be no eaglets here this season :(

*Egg(s) hatched --

* Eaglet(s) named --

* Banded --

* Branched --

* Fledged --

*Last seen --

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The "NEW" nest.

The new nest is in the same tree just a bit lower and in a different set of branches. Below are a couple of pictures showing the old nest and the new nest and one showing a side view of the new nest.

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A view of the old nest and the new one--almost side by side!

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A side view of the new nest. No perch branch on this nest!
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Re: Arconic Eagle Cam-Davenport, Iowa--2018

Post by MaryF » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:55 pm

I'm putting this notice from the Arconic folks here. It seems that we will unfortunately not have eaglets at this nest this season! :(

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Post by MaryF » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:04 am

Bumped this so all can see what happened at this nest :(
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Re: Arconic Eagle Cam-Davenport, Iowa--2018

Post by JudyB » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:45 pm

Thanks, Mary. The egg may still be in the nest - but they're having cam troubles today, so no recent updates. Seems lots of nests are having intruder issues this year - sadly a case of too much of a good thing. :brknhrt:

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Re: Arconic Eagle Cam-Davenport, Iowa--2018

Post by MaryF » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:37 pm

JusyB---here are two scaps that I just took at about 5:30PM nest time.


I believe this is beautiful Liberty sitting on a branch above the nest.
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AND what looks to be a totally empty nest. :(
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Re: Arconic Eagle Cam-Davenport, Iowa--2018

Post by JudyB » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:12 pm

Thanks for the update, Mary. I'm happy to see Liberty looking well - but sorry to see the empty nest. :brknhrt:

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Re: Arconic Eagle Cam-Davenport, Iowa--2018

Post by gemini » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:02 pm

Apr 9, 2018 Approx 11:30 am (forgot to check the time!)

Went to check if the adults were still around and found a visitor - and yes, one of the adults was still around and none too happy about the visitor!

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Take that, and that!
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Eagle immediately brought in a big stick showing the goose who the boss is!
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This is much better!
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Re: Arconic Eagle Cam-Davenport, Iowa--2018

Post by MaryF » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:26 am

Here are a few scaps from yesterday, April 9th, to go along with Karen Bills' comments above --


Canada goose landing on the nest
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Goose settled down into the nest
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A huge kerfuffle between the goose and one of the resident eagles :w00t:
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Re: Arconic Eagle Cam-Davenport, Iowa--2018

Post by MaryF » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:30 am

This morning on the nest both Liberty and Justice appeared to be guarding the nest :)
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Both of them did a lot of loud calling
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Then they both them quickly left the nest. This is justice on his way out.
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Re: Arconic Eagle Cam-Davenport, Iowa--2018

Post by MaryF » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:07 pm

This is strange! Eagle looks like it's incubating---got up and dove down into the deep bowl---came back up and did that wiggle thing . My live button is red! :dunno:
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Re: Arconic Eagle Cam-Davenport, Iowa--2018

Post by MaryF » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:48 pm

I have heard that the goose laid an egg in the nest and that is what the eagle was incubating---imagine that!!! :w00t:
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Re: Arconic Eagle Cam-Davenport, Iowa--2018

Post by Ferenz » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:55 am

9 September 2018 > Just hangin' out

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15 Sept. 2018 > stick delivery

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Re: Arconic Eagle Cam-Davenport, Iowa--2018

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