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Hanover Pa --2017/2018 Bald Eagles

Post by photofun » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:53 am

Welcome to the Hanover Bald Eagle cam in Codorus State Park Hanover in York County Pennsylvania. The eagles names are Freedom (male) and Liberty (Female)
Helpful ID guides below to tell them apart. This is the fourth season of nesting with the cams installed. Thanks to the Pennsylvania Game Commison and HDonTap and Comcast Business for allowing us to have a ring side seat to watch these eagles during the day and at night with the IR cam #2. Please note that all photos should have this disclaimer on them or each post as they are the property of the Pennsylvania Game commission, They should be shared, posted and noted as such:


Property of the Pennsylvania Game Commission 2018 and HDonTap


LINKS TO VIEW THE CAMS

From HDontap ---

LINK TO CAM 1 --https://hdontap.com/index.php/video/str ... e-live-cam

LINK TO CAM 2 WITH IR --https://hdontap.com/index.php/video/str ... gle-ir-cam

From Pennsylvania Game Commission ---

LINK TO CAM 1 -- http://www.pgc.pa.gov/WILDLIFE/WILDLIFE ... fault.aspx

LINK TO CAM 2 WITH IR -- http://www.pgc.pa.gov/Wildlife/Wildlife ... mera2.aspx

This nest is located in the Eastern time zone of the United States, It does conform to Daylight savings time in March
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Re: Hanover Pa --2017/2018 Bald Eagles

Post by photofun » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:55 am

This is the fourth season of this nest cam. This pair of bald eagles has made its home in Codorus State Park, just outside Hanover, in rural York County, Pennsylvania. They got their names through a contest where local people voted on names. Mom is Liberty and Dad is Freedom. They have been nesting in this tree for about 13 yrs now but there is not a lot of history on the nest before the camera was installed and started broadcasting in 2015. The nest is 75' up in an oak tree.

History of the nest starting 2015

2015 Season Season 1
2 eggs were laid
2/14 @ 5:50 pm
2/17 @ 4:45 pm

Hatch
3/24 egg #1 hatched on day 38
3/25 egg #2 hatched on day 36

Fledged- An eaglet jumped up on the cam and pushed it down so we were not able to see much action and also there was PS on the lens
around 6/14-6/19 both left the nest.

2016 Season 2 Another cam was installed with sound and IR. Great views!

2 eggs were laid
2/18 @ 3:13pm
2/21 @ 4:15pm

Hatch
3/28 #1 egg (?) 39 days
egg # 2 did not hatch

3/30 eaglet passed away
After about 91 days the egg finally was destroyed.
May 31st part of the nest collapsed.

STATS FOR 2017 Season 3

* Cam on -- End of December

* 2 Eggs laid --
Egg #1 - Feb. 10th, 5:46PM
Egg #2 - Feb 13th, 5:13PM

* Eggs hatched --
Egg #1 - March 20th about 6:30 Am (Happy Spring!)
Egg #2 -March 21st about 12:36PM Smile

* Branched --

* Fledged -- -
H4 6/7/2017
H3 6/8/17

* Last seen --
Cams turned off 7/11/17


STATS FOR 2018 Season 4 ---

CAMS ON - JANUARY 5, 2018

*Eggs laid -- 2/20- 2/23

***EGGS DESTROYED AFTER BEING LEFT UNATTENDED DURING A SNOW EVENT AND NEST TAKE OVER BY A FEMALE INTRUDER

*Eggs hatched --- XX

*Branched --- XX

*Fledged --- XX

* Last seen --- XX

Cams turned off --- May 4, 2018
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Re: Hanover Pa --2017/2018 Bald Eagles

Post by photofun » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:35 am

Watching the eagles is fun but sometimes it is hard to tell which one is which. Obviously the one that lays the egg is the female but after that it get hard to tell. Here are a few indicators to help you identify them. Even then it sometimes is hard. Females generally brood the eggs and eaglets over night. Our nest here is no different.

Dad or Freedom has a notch in his neck line, can be seen most of the time but not always. At the moment one of his center tail feathers is shorter causing a nice little indent in the tail arrangement. His wing tips or the primaries are shorter then Mom's and when crossed on the back do not extend to the tail.

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Mom or Liberty is larger as most females are. Her neckline can look straight but it has a little rise in the middle. Her wing tips almost touch the end of her tail and she doesn't always cross them.
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Freedom and Liberty


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Re: Hanover Pa --2017/2018 Bald Eagles

Post by photofun » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:36 am

From the Pennsylvania Game Commission

Thank you for joining us in celebrating a thriving bald eagle population in Pennsylvania. We are grateful to HDOnTap, Comcast Business, Codorus State Park, and our other partners for their involvement in the success of this live stream. Enjoy! And, be aware that, at times, nature can be difficult to watch.

Images presented on this live stream are the property of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and may be used for educational and non-commercial purposes, and to assist news media in promoting Game Commission news and wildlife. The agency expects all images to be accompanied with photo credit (example: "Image courtesy of Pennsylvania Game Commission, HDOnTap, and Comcast Busniess."Wink

A 22 minute video about eagles and the Pennsylvania Game Commission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4DK0sCiMd8



An update from a lady I refer to as" boots on the ground" concerning the Hanover eagles nest in PA....
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The same comments keep coming up. So, here is the latest on what has occurred since the cameras shut down in June of 2017.
Shortly after the cameras shut down, the stub which was the third pillar of support broke away. We had hoped enough was left to support the nest. But, when cameras were repaired this season, I got photos of the location of the stub. It is completely gone. That leaves only the two main trunks of the tree for support. It is unknown if that will be enough to hold a nest large enough for eagles to raise young.
The second problem that is affecting the nest is the squirrels. They have been pilfering materials for their nest INSIDE the eagle nest. Several squirrels have been seen going in and out.
The eagles have been working on the nest since late September. Sometimes, almost full days of work, then stopped for a while, then back to bringing materials again. The nest was looking good. Deep, but not nearly as wide as it was. The nest held up through heavy rains, 40 mph sustained winds and 60 mph gusts. I felt it was stable enough for the eggs.
Then in late November, the bottom half of the nest fell away. I feel this was due to the squirrels chewing the interlocking branches which held the nest together. A portion of the nest caught in the lower branches of the tree and can be seen in photos taken from the Farm Lane. This is why the angle of the camera appears different. No cameras were moved. The nest has dropped by at least a foot when the bottom fell out.
The eagles continue to add material. It continues to fall away from the bottom. The squirrels still remain, hollowing out what is left of the nest.
In recent weeks, the amount of time the eagles have been spending repairing the nest has lessened. They still come to it to add materials at times. But, we have begun to suspect they may also be working on a nest elsewhere. To date, we have seen no proof of this and no one has reported that they have moved into their back yard.
I always felt that, if they rebuilt, it would be in these woods. But, they have been spending a lot of time away from here. That is much different than previous years.
I have seen eagles successfully raise young in a nest as small as this. But those nests were much more stable than this one is. Without the stub, I am not certain this nest will hold, especially with the addition of their destructive neighbors to deal with.
This is going to be a roller coaster year, I feel. It is any one's guess whether our eagles will be able to pull off a successful season here. But, it will be interesting seeing if they CAN pull off a miracle.

From Lancaster online about the nest

Also, installation of infrared technology means even in the dead of night viewers will be able to check on their favorite raptors. Microphones will capture sounds.

Last year, despite some anxious moments, the adult pair of eagles successfully hatched and fledged two eaglets as the world looked on. Readers, in a a naming contest by LNP, one eaglet died and a second egg did not hatch followed by a nest collapse.

Karen Lippy, a York County birdwatcher who keeps tabs on the Eagle Cam eagles year-round, says the same pair of eagles has returned.

Lippy, who posts on the Hanover, PA Eagle Cam Facebook page, thinks the partial collapse of the stick nest on May 31 occurred because of the rummaging and chewing of squirrels that were often seen by viewers last nesting season.

During the first year of the Eagle Cam in 2014-15, the eagles successfully hatched and fledged two eagles. The saga went viral and drew more than 1.5 million views.

The pair of adults, which have been using the same location for about 10 years, have been seen in the nest lately, doctoring it up.

The Game Commission noted that this is nature and there is no guarantee the eagles will use the nest, or the female will lay eggs. But all signs point to another action-filled nesting.

The Game Commission has now operated an Eagle Cam for four years. Partners in the project are Comcast Business and HDOnTap.
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Post by photofun » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:11 am

This is a summary of this nest for this season from the beginning. Since we have moved over to this new format and site I can not repost all of the previous posts..
[*]On January 5, 2018 the cams were turned on

[*]January 11th part of the nest collapsed while the eagles were on the nest see the video https://youtu.be/-MHP9Gcmf0o


[*]January 15th a comparison of the nest from 2015 to 2017
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[*]Thanks to the recording for the nest by Philjo, Bev, Gail, KcShylo, Yolande and others we have see the nest rebuilt. Keeping in mind that the nest may not be strong enough to stand up through the season, everyone has this nest, these eagles and now the eggs in their hearts and prayers

[*]The day the egg was laid you can see the same points from the pictures above on this photo.. amazing work mom and dad rebuilding this nest!
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[*]On February 20, 2018 at 3:28pm our first egg was laid.. video https://youtu.be/lxGHNzoEGG8

[*]ON February 23, 2018 at 6:02pm our second egg was laid.. video https://youtu.be/ljOQoLjZY90

[*]Incubation by both parents has been done nicely, nest is holding up nicely and all is quiet and peaceful as of now...
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Post by photofun » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:21 am

Thursday March 1, 2018

Starting the new nest thread for this nest.. please add your posts by hitting reply. If you want to add photos hit the attachements below the post then Add Files, select the photo you want to add.. then take your mouse and point to the area on your post where you want your photo to go and then hit inline. The photo should then be inserted there... I am still learning this format myself but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!

Weather forecast for the nest area today
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Dad on the nest at 2:20pm from cam 2
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From cam 1
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Re: Hanover Pa --2017/2018 Bald Eagles

Post by KcShylo » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:40 pm

Looks like the rain is in PA again. In the first pic it almost looks as though this parent has
frozen rain drops all over the feathers. 5:20 pm nest time
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Very quickly spread those wings to keep the eggs dry. :shame:
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Post by photofun » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:02 pm

HI KcShylo, so glad you found us and were able to post pics too :thumlft: good job.. Please keep this nest and these eggs in your prayers tonight and tomorrow with the wind forecast... :grhug:
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Re: Hanover Pa --2017/2018 Bald Eagles

Post by KcShylo » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:47 pm

6:44 pm What a beautiful Eagle and so protective.
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Post by Philjo56France » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:33 pm

Good morning all, bonjour Lynne, KcShylo
around 01h30, windy tonight, but no rain.
A poor wet sleeping Mom !
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Post by Philjo56France » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:33 am

3h30 time for a little ps ans some exercises
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Post by Philjo56France » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:34 am

and then Mom returns brooding
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Post by Philjo56France » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:36 am

and is sleeping now 03h15
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Post by Philjo56France » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:55 am

KcShylo,
after your pic loaded in the attachments window, used the Place Inline button an look what happen in the text Windows
the new line is palced where was your cursor, then
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The attachement signal will desappear from your pic and you will be able to insert some text between your scaps. you can check the result. (Hope it helps)
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So if you want to change your first post, very simple
1/ press the edit button on the upper right of the text window 2/Press the "attachments" button below the zone text
3/Place your cursor where you want the pic will be place in the text window and press the "Place Inline", if there is 2 more pics to place, re do the #3
Very windy at 4h45
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Re: Hanover Pa --2017/2018 Bald Eagles

Post by Philjo56France » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:04 am

07h00
Did i already say it was windy there ?
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Post by gmorris » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:14 am

7:13am - Good Morning ! It is windy and rainy at the nest today. Eagles power through it and keep eggs safe.
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Post by photofun » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:20 am

Friday March 2, 2018

Bonjour Philjo, Good Morning Kc, Gail, Bev and all who love and watch this nest :hug:

Weather forecast for the nest today... windy, snowy, windy and prayers :holdon: :snow: :holdon:
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Shifting the head and protecting the eggs with her body, we won't see many shift changes today, Snow is blowing too
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from cam 2 the tree really moves.. hang on everyone and everything
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Post by KcShylo » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:49 am

Exceptionally windy this a.m. Eagles use a lot of skill to land
and take off from the nest. Some hovering required. See some
food brought to the nest. Exchange of brooding duty done very
quickly this morning. Approximately 8:45 am.
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Post by photofun » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:29 am

Friday cont...

8:50 Dad comes in and brings some food, Mom gets up and floats off
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Dad carefully wraps his talons and toes around the eggs
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Dad is settled and hanging on the wind is picking up
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Post by photofun » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:52 am

Friday cont....

Mom comes back to the nest and gets on the eggs.
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she is settled and watchful
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Post by photofun » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:23 pm

Friday cont...

5:15pm.. wind is still howling.. nest is still in place :luck: Dad up and rolling the eggs
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Post by gmorris » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:37 pm

Dad and Mom have a bit of a conversation and then one leaves and the other settles in on the eggs.
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Post by gmorris » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:29 pm

9:27pm - The nest is still being pounded by the wind but Mom is tucked in with the eggs and keeping them safe.
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Post by Philjo56France » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:55 pm

Good morning all, bonjour Lynne, KcShylo, Gail
01h53, always windy there..
But no problem, Mom is sleeping so well
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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:39 am

03h30
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03h35
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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:46 am

5h40, always windy
Mom is sleeping, then preening and sleeping again
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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:15 am

07h15
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