Admin Note - I'm continuing this thread into 2019 as there aren't many posts. ~JudyB
Link to the Cams: http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/eaglecam
Standley Lake Eagles Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/406544559724220/
Colorado is in the mountain time zone.
This cam is in Westminster, Colorado. The nest is on the Northwest edge of the Park. It has been here since 1993. Once the eagles started to construct their nest, the area was closed off so that the nesting pair of eagles would not be disturbed. They have produced 2 eaglets each year since 1994. However, in 2016, they raised three eaglets. After the 2016 nesting season, the adults built a new nest in the next tree to the northeast of the original nest.
The camera system was installed in the Fall of 2016. "The Standley Lake Eagle cam was installed in the Fall of 2016 by a team of City of Westminster Open Space staff, the Company View Into the Blue, and United Power, who donated all their time and man power to install it. The pole was placed between the new nest and the old nest." This is a solar powered camera system. There is no night view and no audio.
2017 was the first year we were able to view the nest, and the parents again raised three eaglets. The cam went down before they fledged, but local observers reported seeing all three branching, and later seeing all three perched nearby - so a good first year on cam!
Eggs are usually laid in the first two weeks of February. Eaglets hatch in March and fledge by mid June. The juveniles usually leave the area by October or November.
- eggs laid: February 26, 6:11 pm; March 1, 4:39 pm; March 4, 6:01 pm
- hatched: April 7 or 8, seen April 9 at 6:33 am; other eggs didn't hatch
- fledged: June 27
- last seen: latest screenshot I found was August 17