Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:37 am

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Earlier this morning it was gloomy and windy. Three hours later the sun was out and no wind
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:34 pm

.. Mom just sitting in the sun---not much else to do when you are incubating!
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:36 pm

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Dad taking a shift early this morning---tucked in sleeping
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Mom returns and is settling in
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Bye Mom---time for a shift change
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At the present time Mom is on duty
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:59 pm

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Dad comes in a fixes some sticks and then takes over for Mom. It's the first time I have seen them together in a while :thumlft:

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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:58 am

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You can't really tell from the scap except that the background is gray but it's snowing and sleeting quite hard at the nest in the Dallas area!! :w00t:
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:23 am

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It's a nice sunny day and they art----incubating. :D It's less that a week here before we have some possible action from this solo egg.

Dad's on the egg
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Time for a switch
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Mom's hiding from the cam LOL
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:11 pm

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Dad's turn on the egg. The wind is blowing and the cam is really bouncing
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Wiggling back down on the egg after rolling it--no peek at the egg
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Hello Dad!
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:17 pm

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Here comes Mom with a stick.
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Mom taking over the incubating duties
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There she is
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:17 am

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The cam is really bouncing around today in wind gusts up to 40 mph! It's hard to get scaps or even to look at the cam. :roll:
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About 3 to 5 days until we see the egg maybe do something :woohoo:
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:38 pm

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Still high winds today but a sunny , nice day. Mom is holding down the fort. Just a few days now until we might have a pip!
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:11 pm

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Honestly not too much to say. Pretty Mom in on the nest in the sun and we still can't see the egg. Just a couple of days to go yet!! :thumlft:
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:03 am

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Faithful Dad ? on the nest. We are all on pip watch here. Day 36
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:54 pm

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A very wet Mom is sitting on the egg in a pretty heavy, steady rain. We are all still waiting for that baby although there is a pip and we can hear noises from the chick! :)
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by KcShylo » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:46 pm

I just read on YouTube we have a hatch at 2:34 p.m. nest time. Hard to get a scap.

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Post by KcShylo » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:48 pm

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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:18 pm

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Thank you KcShylo for that official hatch information :thumlft:

I was watching the cam just before the official chat---it sure sounded like baby was out then LOL! Here are a few scaps from then.


Mom flies ikn with lunch---maybe a coot
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Mom took a good loolk down into the nest bowl
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Settling down on the egg/chick
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by Trudikk » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:18 am

John Bunker Sands Wetland Eagles TX 01 21 20 At 234pm Congrats 1st hatch Welcome JBS14 eaglet
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https://youtu.be/lNOVjsBEM-k :vid:

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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:26 am

Poor little JBS14! He/she never had a chance at life. :brknhrt: I feel it necessary to document this tiny life because it mattered. This season here started out on such a bright note with a new camera and an egg and hopeful parents. Nature can just be cruel at times. Fly high and free little JBS14 :cry1:

This is the hatch announcement from JBS --
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A very inconvenient stick right in front of JBS14
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:26 am

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That stick was really in the way!
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Open wide baby! :love:
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:26 am

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I'm not sure if this was anything of concern on 14's side but thought I would put it here anyway---perhaps an injury?? :dunno:

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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:27 am

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One last look at precious JBS14 :(
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The announcement from JBS that we lost JBS14.
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Dad looking down into the nest
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:27 am

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Dad took care of JBS14 right away!
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We have a wet--sad looking parent on the nest
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There is always the possibility of a second clutch. I guess we will just have to stay tuned to this pair for a while. :brknhrt:
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:47 pm

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A photographer was out near the eagle tower today and he posted this information on the JBS FB page.

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These photos are both credit Tom Fleming. Parents on the tower
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An adult headed towards the tower
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:38 pm

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A few posts by the JBS folks about the eagles and the nest


Feb, 1, 2021
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Happy Valentine's Day from Mom+Dad :love:
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I thought they had probably turned the cam off but they had a different explanation. Darn that storm!!
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:54 pm

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John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

**Connection to the Eagle Tower Camera has been lost due to extreme winter weather. A new live stream will be posted once we are able to get connection to the camera system.**

JBS14 Eaglet passed away due to unknown causes on Saturday, January 23rd. We are saddened by this unfortunate turn of events. The camera will stay live as we look for signs of the adults returning for a second clutch.

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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:59 pm

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A little bit of news from JBS!
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:14 pm

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John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
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Exciting news! Our American Bald Eagles are still on the wetland property and have built a new nest about 500 feet from the Eagle Tower. We have been observing them since the passing of JBS14. A new nest was constructed, bedding is being added, and the eagle pair is possibly preparing for a second clutch.
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The brand new nest with one of the eagles in it.
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Currently, we have no confirmation of egg(s) in the new nest. We will respect their privacy and decision to relocate and will not be installing a camera for this new location.
We welcome you to visit the Wetland Center to watch the eagles in their new nesting territory. We have increased the protected zone to a 1,500-foot radius. Please observe and respect our “no entry” signs for the protected zone and enjoy the eagles at a safe distance.
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The eagle pair way off in a tree
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Updates will be posted periodically as new observations are made.
The Eagle Tower Camera is now live on our YouTube channel.
While the new nest is not visible from the camera, please enjoy the view as there will be other wildlife activity happening on the tower
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:02 pm

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John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

March 10th: I spent a couple of hours with the eagle pair. They had taken root, literally, perched in a tree about 100 ft to the south of the nest. They didn't move the entire time span. This would confirm that, at this time, there are no eggs in the nest to be incubated. They did raise enough energy to yell at a Red-tailed Hawk that had drifted too close. This tree to the left (south) is a favored perch and a good place to start when searching for our pair.

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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:29 am

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A surprise from the JBS Wetlands yesterday!! :woohoo:


John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

Out of an abundance of caution and your safety, we have just decided to reschedule our Before the S’mores Bald Eagle event. One of our team members has tested positive for covid and there may have been exposure to our other team members. We have rescheduled the event for Friday, May 21, 2021. This is actually a blessing in disguise when it comes to the eagles. As you know, the eagles have built a new nest and they are currently sitting on an egg, maybe two. By the May date, the egg(s) should be hatched and we will be able to see the eaglet(s)! Registration is currently closed while we update our event page. Registration will reopen on Saturday, March 27. So if you couldn’t make it this month, please consider registering for the new date!
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Re: Seagoville, TX -- 2018-21

Post by MaryF » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:13 pm

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John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
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BACK IN BUSINESS: Some of the Wetland Staff began to see our eagles involved in nesting/incubation behavior about a week ago. John and I spent a couple of hours observing the new nest site today (Mar 22nd) . Around 10AM Mom showed up and took over incubation duties from Dad. It's hard to get a firm date for when the eggs were laid but likely between the 10th and 15th of March. This would put the hatch date in the latter half of April.

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