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Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--2019

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:04 pm
by MaryF
.HWF would like to welcome the Earth Conservation Corps (AKA Police academy) bald eagle nest for it's second year of coverage here on the forum. :hi:


Link to cam with log ~~ http://www.eaglecam.org/eagle-forum

Link to cam with chat ~~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqPTLkR ... e=youtu.be

Link to FB page ~~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/AnacostiaRaptors/about/


Link to cam 2 ~~ To access cam 2 hover over the lower right hand corner of the cam 1 screen. When you see an icon that looks like a small suitcase---click on it. This gives you the ability to toggle back and forth between the 2 cams :D

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The stars -- Liberty and Justice




THE POLICE ACADEMY NEST

In 2005, a pair of bald eagles, Liberty & Justice built their nest on the grounds of the Metropolitan Police Department in Southeast Washington, DC. The pair has raised two eaglets every year for the last 11 years.

This nest is 110 feet up on an oak tree.​

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The nest and tree



Liberty, the female, has primary responsibility for incubating her eggs and caring for the young chicks. Justice, the male, has the crucial job of catching fish and bringing them for his mate and eaglets.

The adults, Liberty and Justice, were named by former Police Chief Cathy Lanier, on the day of the Boston Bombing. She called a press conference at the eagle's nest to name them

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Partners in this cam

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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:05 pm
by MaryF
..Some history about this nest ~~


These eagles are an urban wildlife success story. Pollution forced bald eagles to abandon their last DC nest in 1946. Restoring the Bald Eagle as a nesting resident of their community was the dream of the teenage volunteers of the Earth Conservation Corps.

In 1994, the teenage volunteers of the Earth Conservation Corps launched a bold experiment to try to spur the return of the bald eagle as a nesting resident of our Nation's Capital

In 1996 youths from the Earth Conservation Corps, under a permit from the Fish and Wildlife Service, began releasing 16 young bald eagles from Wisconsin at the National Arboretum in Washington in an attempt to restore the birds to the Anacostia region.

The Corps translocated 16 eaglets from nests in Wisconsin to an artificial "hack box" located in the U.S. National Arboretum. After being raised for six weeks at the Arboretum the juvenile eagles were released into the skies over Washington. Four eaglets were released every spring from 1994 to 1998. The eagle restoration efforts by the youth of the Earth Conservation Corps galvanized the entire city in their mission to restore the eagles' Anacostia River habitat.

At that time the Anacostia was one of the nation’s most polluted rivers and the communities along the river were some of its most violent. In subsequent years, several pairs of eagles have built nests along the river, and the Anacostia River is rebounding.

The Washington, DC nest of the famous pair, The President and First Lady, was also a result of these efforts. That nest is also here on the forum and is sponsered by the American Eagle Foundstion.

A map showing the location of this nest (yellow), the AEF nest (red), and where the eagles were originally released (blue).
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:05 pm
by MaryF
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ECC3--Older eaglet from 2018 - (courtesy of ECC cam)



.Stats for 2019 ~~


*Eggs laid -- A 2 egg clutch was laid. Due to chaos and cold weather they were frozen and later eaten by a raccoon

*Eggs hatched --

* Named --

*Branched --

*Fledged --

*Last seen --

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The younger eaglet from 2018 - (courtesy of ECC cam)


Link to last year's thread ~~ viewtopic.php?p=19052#p19052

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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:05 pm
by MaryF
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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:53 pm
by MaryF
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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:54 pm
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:37 am
by Ferenz
Washington DC - EarthConservationCorps (ECC) Metro Police Department Academy (F) Justice & (M) Liberty

1st egg
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:30 am
by photofun
Good Morning everyone, a quick summary on this nest. The male eagle Justice has not been seen on the cam or nest since Saturday morning. Before he was last seen he and Liberty mated on the nest. On Sunday an intruder male was seen on the cam with Liberty. She was not happy at all. We have named him M1 for now. He has hung around the nest and followed here every movement.
On Monday night it appeared at first that Justice was back because they both came to the nest and acted like a well bonded couple. But that was not the case. We only saw Liberty on the nest early in the morning Tuesday and not until late in the afternoon did she come in by herself and lay the egg. Since Liberty and Justice mated on Saturday that we saw we are assuming it is his egg. We have not seen Liberty and M1 bond at all yet.
The egg may not make it to hatch. Liberty has been off and on the egg all day for long stretches. M1 did bring a fish to the nest while she was out at one point and ate but Liberty came back in and ate some of the fish while M1 moved to a side branch.
More updates to come
Ps. I am a mod at this nest cam

Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:36 pm
by photofun
Sunday February 17, 2018

Well a second egg was laid last night at 7:28, 4 days after the first. We still have not seen Justice anywhere, no downed or wounded eagles around. We now have 2 intruder males and possibly a third. So hard to tell them apart now. Liberty is doing the best she can incubating the eggs herself, but this will be a long month. One of the M's came to the nest and looked like he wanted to incubate but that is dangerous. Liberty came flying back and kicked him off the nest.. As the nest turns.. More to follow

Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:56 pm
by JudyB
Sending good thoughts....

Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:26 pm
by bev.
been checking off and on.
tough situation.

Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:55 pm
by Woodlands Bleu
Sending good thoughts too...the more the merrier.
carolyn

Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:54 am
by Ferenz
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:56 am
by Ferenz
Justice & Intruder male

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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:17 am
by Ferenz
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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:18 am
by Ferenz
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:54 pm
by Ferenz
I guess that's Justice?

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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:48 am
by jwin36
Hi, :wave: :wave: , as usual, Ferenz, your scaps are beautiful. :yes: In the scap of the closeup of the feet is there a talon missing on the foot? That is what it looks like.
These are the kinds of photos that make it easier to identify a particular eagle. You have a real talent!
Thank you for all your scaps here and all the nests you cover!
:bye 1:

Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:15 am
by Ferenz
:yes: You're welcome jwin36: I'm retired engineer, amateur picture story teller & looking for facts with a photographers eye... :vid:

Washington DC - EarthConservationCorps (ECC)
Metro Police Department Academy: (F) Justice & Liberty


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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:59 pm
by photofun
Thursday February 28th

Thanks so much for getting this thread going and thanks so much Ferenz for taking such great scaps of the goings on. It has been a tough couple of weeks but as you noted, Justice did come home yesterday and reclaimed his nest. Liberty was seen going to the roost before Justice headed there last night. We have heard her in the back ground so we are sure she knows he is back. Today has been a quiet day after he left the nest at 9:25am.

At 12:10 yesterday 2/27/19 Justice makes his return. The intruder eagle we dubbed M4 was on the nest and a battle was to insue, in comes Justice!

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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:01 pm
by photofun
Thursday cont..

Justice lets everyone know who is back in town! Some id marks are his tell tale two white feathers on his right hind leg, his light colored bibb and a small fleck in his left eye.

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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:11 am
by Ferenz
Washington DC - EarthConservationCorps (ECC)
Metro Police Department Academy: (F) Justice & Liberty


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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:11 am
by Ferenz
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:21 pm
by photofun
Sunday March 3, 2019

Liberty and Justice left their night time perch early this morning and flew to the nest where Liberty did some rearranging in the nest. Both left for the day. Later Justice came to the nest with a huge catfish which he ate on his own..

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Justice hung out on his perching branch for several hours as the rain came down and just before dusk Liberty comes to their roosting area and Justice goes to the nest looks for nestovers then joins her at the roost.
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:43 am
by photofun
Monday March 4, 2019

at 6:19am Justice and Liberty arrive to the nest from their perch on the right of the nest both leave around 6:34. Liberty comes to the nest with a nice fish at 7:12am then later Justice comes to the nest looking for leftovers and both leave around 7:24am. Justice comes back and forth to the perching branch till about 8 am..

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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018--19

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:19 pm
by MaryF
.I just found this video by LadyHawk on FB. :vid: Thank you LadyHawk!!


ECC Eagle Cam ~ Raccoon Eats Liberty's Eggs Tonight 3.5.19

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From Lady Hawk
Published on Mar 5, 2019

A raccoon climbed up into the nest tonight and broke into and ate the non -viable eggs of Liberty & Justice. Coincidentally, Justice brought in roadkill raccoon earlier to the nest - Liberty did fly in and take it and eat. Truly nothing goes to waste on these nests. Thank you for watching!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nefyJKA ... orLOjtpxdY


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