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Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:04 pm

HWF welcomes the Notre Dame-LEEF cam for it's first year of coverage here on our forum. :hi:

Link to the cam -- https://environmentalchange.nd.edu/reso ... eagle-cam/

YouTube link to the cam-with chat -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oenaji-1SOM


This live Web camera is providing a look at the nest of two bald eagles in Northern Indiana. The cam is located in St. Patrick's county Park in South Bend, Indiana. The 8 foot by 3 foot nest is located high in a large sycamore tree in a part of the park that is used for research.


A view from the original cam of the tree and the nest---
ND   tree and nest  2.jpg

The University of Notre Dame has launched a new “eagle cam” that’s providing a much-improved, overhead view of the bald eagles in their nest. Installed in Fall 2017, the live, in-nest camera is mounted above the bald eagle nest; therefore viewers can now watch the nest being built, eggs being laid and incubated, and the eaglets as they hatch and reach the fledging stage! Online at ndleef.nd.edu, the new streaming cam runs in tandem with a prior eagle cam which had much of this action obscured by leaves. The older cam was installed in 2015. The university used a tall crane to carefully install the new camera 8 feet above the nest after this year’s juvenile left in mid-August.


What you see from the second, new cam---
ND   cam view.jpg
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:04 pm

Some nest history ~~~


In the spring of 2015, two bald eagles took over an existing red-tailed hawk nest at the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) at St. Patrick's County Park and fledged one eaglet. These eagles at ND-LEEF, as well as a pair from Potato Creek State Park, were the first successful bald eagle nests ever recorded in St. Joseph County.

The adult pair of eagles returned again to build up their nest in the winters of 2016 and again for 2017. They have since returned once again for the 2018 season. (one eaglet hatched) and 2017 (two eaglets hatched).

The adult eagles have hatched and raised three eaglets from that nest over the past three years, one per year. In 2015 one eaglet fledged -- in 2016 they also fledged one eaglet -- in 2017 two eaglets hatched but only one fledged.


One of the parents from the Notre Dame nest---
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Link to LEEF-- https://environmentalchange.nd.edu/resources/nd-leef/


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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:05 pm

Stats for the 2018 season ~~~


*Eggs laid -- Egg #1 - Feb 22, 2018 ~~ Egg #2 - Feb 25, 2018

*Eggs hatched -- Egg #1 - April 2, 2018 (very early morning) ~~ Egg #2 - April 2. 2018 (late morning)

*Branched -- One may have branched on June 10, 2018 and the other branched on June 12, 2018

*Fledged -- BOTH of the eaglets fledged today--June 19, 2018 (78 days old)

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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by gemini » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:49 pm

Earlier today:

12:48 pm A nest exchange reveals two beautiful eggs at this nest. First egg was laid on February 22. Second egg the 25th.
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by Marg » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:12 pm

Great to see the two eggs gemini! :)
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Post by MaryF » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:35 pm

Thanks Gemini---it would help if I was a bit more organized!! :hlp: :sigh:
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:39 am

It's raining in South Bend! Got a quick peek at the eggs during a shift change.
ND   peek at eggs   3-29-18.jpg

Lots of raindrops beaded up on Mom's beautiful feathers
ND   raindrops   3-29-18.jpg


A view from the nest---zoomie was there :)
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:19 am

Mom was decorated by Dad on 3/30 which was also day 36 for Egg #1
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No pip yet!
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:03 am

Apparently we had the first hatch here either very late on the night of April 1st or early on the morning of April 2nd. :hatch: Here is a short video of the new little bobblehead!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRNOJE0fn7M


As you will see in this scap---we also have a pip in the second egg!! :D
ND   hatch+pip   4-2-18.jpg
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Post by MaryF » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:34 am

My first good look---almost---at pretty Mom's face :love:
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:42 am

WOW!! The second hatch here in a very short time! The second chick was in a big hurry!! :hatch:
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:46 pm

Something mighty gross in the nest for food for the new chicks this afternoon!! Young beaver? muskrat? I don't really know.
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:21 pm

Had some good looks at the new bobbleheads today--only got a few scaps though! I was too busy watching them.


Good grief---they are bonking already!! :w00t:
ND   bonk   4-3-18.jpg

Mom---we are little---we are hungry---we are waiting!!!
ND   hurry Mom   4-3-18.jpg

A bite for the bonker! :D They both got a lot of small bites
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:33 pm

The weather was not very good today and not much chance to see the eaglets. Here's Mom doing her best in the snow. Somebody "got" her right in the back! :roll:
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Post by MaryF » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:58 am

They sure have a varied menu here! Looks like turtle was on the menu!
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:06 pm

These were taken during a meal while it was snowing!


Too cute for words! Waiting for Mom to hurry up with a bite!
ND   way too cute   4-6-18.jpg

HEY!! That was my piece!!
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:51 am

Yesterday 4/9

Lunch time in the snow---you can't see it here but it WAS snowing. :snow:
ND   lunch in snow   4-9-18.jpg

Real food now Mom--I don't want that ratty corn cob!! :roll:
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by JudyB » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:12 pm

Those are so cute - thanks so much, Mary!

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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:17 pm

You are welcome JudyB! Check these out! :love:


Too much cuteness here to even think about! Look at those tiny eaglet bottoms!
ND   too cute   4-10-18.jpg

Tiny, tiny wings!
ND   tiny wings   4-10-18.jpg

Yummy! Dinner time!
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:21 pm

Little buddies? NOPE! I'm holding you back so I can get the food! :mihihi:
ND   buddies   4-10-18.jpg

There is a pretty big crop under that little beak
ND   big crop   4-10-18.jpg

HELLO up there---we do have cute faces :love:
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:54 pm

One escapee this afternoon---sound asleep! :zzz:
ND   an escaprr   4-11-=18.jpg

Two little eaglets butt to butt! :)
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Dinner---line up!
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:59 pm

Very nice crops. The had a nice dinner with only one bonk. One grabbed the food right out of the mouth of the other--I missed the scap--it was hilarious! Most of the meal was one bite for you and one bite for you---back and forth. It was sweet to watch.
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Such a dirty little beak!
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:47 am

A few scaps from 4/12 that I forgot to post. :oops2:


A before dinner snooze in the warm sun. :love:
ND   sacked out in sun   4-12-18.jpg

Mom rand the dinner bell and the chicks hurried towards her :)
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These two eaglets are really good and eager eaters. They literally follow Mom all over the nest
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:51 am

It's very cold and rainy at the nest this morning and we have a big drop of water on the lens. Stay warm under Mom babies!!! :rain:
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:22 pm

From 4/16----


Still more horrible weather---several days of it now.
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Re: Notre Dame Cam, SouthBend, IN - 2018

Post by MaryF » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:52 pm

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Bye Mom!
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One got bonked into submission as soon as Mom left
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Second coat of down starting to come in---stretch those little wings!
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Post by MaryF » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:56 pm

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Mom's back---time for a snack
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Now this is a close-up :D
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Oh yes I am going to stay out here!!
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