Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:29 pm

6:16 pm it is still windy
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Jackie is ready to leave
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6:17 pm she is taking off
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she spent 3hr and 45min in the nest tree
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💕 Shadow & Jackie Show Solidarity 🦅🦅 7-28-2020 Big Bear Eagles
:vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cfjtdnqTnw
It was a day of high hopes for the Big Bear eagles and millions of viewers. The Moon Camp project passed, leaving viewers numb.
That didn't stop Shadow and Jackie from taking the limelight! They visited, brought a stick and Jackie stayed perched over looking the lake for nearly four hours!
It may be a coincidence or maybe they are letting us know they aren't backing down and will stay put. We're with them all the way!
Time will tell!
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:34 pm

7:54 pm
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8:07 pm the IR light goes on
8:11 pm the can pans
8:12 pm nobody is around
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8:18 pm it's getting dark
8:19 pm the cam pans back to the nest
8:52 pm Fiona is visiting
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:49 pm

8:53 pm Fiona is still around
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she is jumping around
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:09 pm

9:15 pm Fiona jumps into the nest and is checking around
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9:18 pm she is back, jumps in
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and then runs up the branch
and then she jumps down and runs to the left
9:27 pm she is back
9:46 pm and she comes again
11:18 pm coyotes
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:41 am

July 29
Good morning everybody!
12:29 am vocals
4:51 am vocals again
5:03 an a call
5:14 am vocals
5:21 am a call
5:25 am IR light is off
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7:47 am it is 51°F, sunny and windy
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it is suppose to be more windy later and hot around 82°F - 84°F
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:54 pm

5:44 pm a raven comes up into the nest with a grasshopper(?) in its beak
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drops it
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looking for it
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:58 pm

5:44 pm
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and the raven moves closer to the LB
5:45 pm and then walks across the nest
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and leaves
then it comes back to the EB
5:46 pm and jumps on the UB
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and starts calling
it is pretty windy
5:47 pm the raven jumps down and leaves
It is 78°F, sunny and very windy - 8 mph
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:02 pm

7:50 pm
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8:07 pm IR light goes on
8:10 pm the cam pans
8:11 pm and finds Jackie and Shadow in the RT
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8:12 pm
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:16 pm

8:13 pm
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8:15 pm
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8:16 pm
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8:17 pm it's getting dark
8:18 pm the cam pans back to the nest
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:44 am

July 30
Good morning everybody!
5:00 am a call, 5:11 am vocals, 5:13 am another call
5:19 am vocals
5:27 am the IR light goes off
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5:46 am vocals, 5:50 am again
6:15 am more vocals
6:28 am vocals again, 6:33 am and again
6:44 am
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6:46 am an eagle lands close to the mic, vocals
6:58 am the eagle takes off and then is flying on the right over the trees
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:11 am

9:07 am it is 71°F, sunny and windy a bit
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it is suppose to be very windy later and hot around 80°F - 85°F

10:08 am an eagle is flying by on the right
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:29 pm

11:10 am an eagle is flying by on the right to the right over the trees
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11:19 am another eagle fly by on the right
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:36 pm

2:33 pm it is 83°F, sunny and windy
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:43 pm

7:59 pm
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8:06 pm the IR light goes on
8:12 pm the cam pans
8:14 pm and finds no eagles in the RT
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8:19 pm it's getting dark and the cam pans back to the nest
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:56 pm

8:44 pm Fiona gets into the nest
8:45 pm and jumps on a stick
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and then jumps on the branch and runs up by it
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it is 66°F, clear and a bit windy
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:24 pm

9:56 pm Fiona comes again
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11:42 pm Fiona jumps through the nest
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:04 am

July 31

1:13 am Fiona visits and eats something
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1:14 am
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1:15 am she jumps on the left branch and runs up by it
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:22 am

Good morning everybody!
5:01 am vocals, 5:09 am vocals again and again at 5:18 am
5:30 am the IR light goes off
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5:36 am more vocals
6:41 am a woodpecker at the mic
6:45 am it is 54°F, sunny and no wind
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it is suppose to be windy later and hot around 84°F - 86°F
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:50 pm

10:59 am vocals
12:57 pm vocals again
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2:09 pm more vocals
it is 83°F, sunny and windy
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by gemini » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:58 pm

2020 Cam Maintenance
Matching Drive

It's hard to believe that the fluffy little eaglets we first met in April are already flying around - and at least one of them is already half-way up the coast of British Columbia, feasting on salmon at one of the rivers with early salmon runs. The rest will be heading out soon, which will give us a brief window to clean the cameras, check the wiring and do any additional projects near the nests. Only one of our nests is currently sponsored (big thanks to Russ Cmolik for donating a new close-up cam for White Rock!) so we are asking those who enjoy the cams to help us get them ready for next year. We know life this year is different for many of us - but if you can help, we would really appreciate it.
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We have some big plans - two new cams for White Rock, replacement domes at Surrey Reserve and Delta 2, and hopefully getting to the bottom of the connectivity issue that keeps taking the South cam at Harrison Mills offline - and there will be some large expenses if we're going to do it all. We'll need a lift to get people up to the cams at White Rock and possibly at Delta, and the tree at Harrison Mills is very tall, requiring a professional climbing team if we are to do any work on the cams themselves.

If we can raise $10,000, we should be able to do the most essential work at most of the nests. And happily some friends of the eagles have pledged to match the first $1250 raised in the next three days - so if you adopt Delta 2, Harrison Mills, Surrey Reserve or White Rock for next year for $250, Hancock Wildlife will get $500!

The easiest way to adopt a nest is to
  • go to the "Donations" page on our website (https://hancockwildlife.org/donations/ - or click the button below)
  • click the "Donate via CanadaHelps Now!" link
  • enter the amount of your donation ($250 to adopt the nest of your choice for the coming year)
  • pick "Adopt a Nest" from the Fund list
  • use the message box to say which nest you are adopting and how you would like your name to be listed
  • fill in your contact information and credit card details, and
  • click "Complete Donation Now"
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And if this isn't a good time for adopting a nest, you can also make a donation of any amount to the "Eagle Cams/General Repairs" fund or you can make a monthly donation by changing the highlighted box at the top of the page from "Donate Now" to "Donate Monthly" (the first month's donation is eligible to be matched). Many of the funds have a suggested amount - but that is just a suggestion. The amount you put in the Amount box is what you'll donate.

You don't need to be in Canada to use CanadaHelps - and the rate of exchange right now is favorable to those of us in the United States - a donation of $250 Canadian dollars is currently less than $200 US dollars, so if you give $250 through CanadaHelps (or PayPal), HWF gets $250 Canadian dollars, and the cost to you is based on the current rate of exchange.

You can also use the other methods on the Donations page, but it's not as easy to provide all the information, so if you're sending a check or planning to give a donation directly to someone at HWF, please let me ([email protected]) or gemini ([email protected]) know a donation is coming so it gets included in the matching drive.

And if you have any questions about any of this, please do contact me or gemini and we'll be happy to help.
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:12 pm

6:58 pm vocals
7:48 pm vocals again
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8:05 pm the IR light is on
8:10 pm the cam pans
8:11 pm and finds nobody around
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8:16 pm it's getting dark and the cam pans back to the nest
it is 71°F, clear and windy
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:21 am

August 1st
Good morning everybody!
5:30 am the IR light is off
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5:53 am an eagle is flying by
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6:11 am vocals
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:02 am

9:00 am it is 75°F, sunny and very windy - 8 mph
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it is suppose to be more windy later and hot around 82°F - 85°F
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:43 pm

There is a fire somewhere 20 miles away.
2:39 pm the cam pans to the right to check
2:41 pm it pans back to the nest
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it is 85°F, sunny and very windy - 12 mph
3:20 pm it is still very, very windy - 13 mph
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:07 pm

6:48 pm vocals
7:37 pm
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7:53 pm
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7:55 pm the cam pans
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:15 pm

7:56 pm
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8:02 pm there are no eagles in the RT
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8:03 pm the IR light goes on
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8:13 pm it's getting dark
8:14 pm the cam pans back to the nest
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by gemini » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:53 am

2020 Cam Maintenance Fund Drive

We're On Our Way!

Thank you so much to those of you who have donated - we are off to a great start!

As some of you know, this year, for the first time, one of our fledglings has a tracking tag. We've always wondered where our eaglets go when they leave the area around the nest - and now we know that Loki, the younger eaglet from the Surrey Reserve nest, headed to Bella Coola, BC, which is 448 kilometers/279 miles northwest of Surrey:
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She didn't get there in a day (it took 3 or 4 days) - and we won't reach our goal in a day either - but like Loki's first long flight, we are making great progress.

You can follow Loki's progress here - viewtopic.php?f=95&t=494&p=366532#p363544

And you can help us reach our goal by clicking the button below to make a donation to help us clean the cams so we can see next years eaglets clearly; I don't have a button with Loki on it - these are the Harrison Mills adults, and that's a place where salmon run later than at Bella Coola - so perhaps Loki will visit there in a month or two.
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Details about How to Donate

If you have questions, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Thank You!

PS - I had to include this - Loki was the first of our eaglets to fledge this year - and this is Loki just before she took her first flight; it doesn't say "click to donate" - but will also take you to our donations page:
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:38 am

Thank you for the information Gemini!
August 2nd
Good morning everybody!
4:23 am vocals
5:10 am again
5:35 am it's pretty windy
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5:36 am the IR light is off
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5:38 am vocals
It is 56°F, clear and windy, it is suppose to be more windy later and hot around 82°F - 83°F
Apple Fire is still very strong.
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:24 am

6:22 am
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6:44 am
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:46 pm

7:49 pm
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then the cam pans
7:58 pm no eagles in the RT
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8:06 pm the IR light is on
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8:20 pm it is very dark
8:22 pm the cam pans back to the nest

Goodnight everybody! :bye 1:
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