Minnesota DNR Eagle Cam 2018-2019

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Minnesota DNR Eagle Cam 2018-2019

Post by JudyB » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:01 pm

work in progress

Thanks to MaryF for finding much of the background information for this nest, and to Ferenz for letting us know the cam was live for the new season!

Link to the Cam -- https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/features/we ... index.html

MN non-game Facebook link -- https://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaNonga ... m/?fref=ts

DNR group FB page -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/227557260721558/

Link to the 2017/18 thread -- viewtopic.php?f=44&t=153&p=2277#p2277

Minnesota is in the central time zone.

HWF would like to thank the Minnesota DNR, Floyd Security and Xcel Energy for setting up this Bald Eagle Cam for our entertainment, enjoyment and education!.

This eagle camera is brought to you by the Minnesota DNR's Nongame Wildlife Program, which helps over 700 species of Minnesota wildlife thrive. We are watching live video of a Twin Cities eagle nest. This pair of eagles has nested in the same area since about 2010, fledging at least one chick in that time. The initial cam for this nest was installed in late 2012 - and there is a new cam for 2019 with infrared light for viewing at night and (if all the bugs can be worked out) sound! The nest is in an undisclosed Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul) metro area location.


2018-2019 Nesting Season:
  • eggs laid: February 19, 1:17 pm; February 22, 3:47 pm; Feb 25, 5:17 pm
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  • branching:
  • fledged:
  • last seen:

(From the Minnesota DNR) -- The nest is very high in the tree and a bucket truck was needed to install the camera. This work was done early in the winter, before the birds were displaying courtship behavior or even frequenting the nest. The eagles are not fed by humans, nor does anyone physically visit this nest. They are completely on their own, in their natural environment with no assistance from humans. This is the way nature intended and this is also why we keep the location of this nest discreet. Any disturbance could threaten the nest, or habituate the birds which could turn out to be deadly for the new family. We do not want that to happen! We are very grateful to be able to witness this fascinating and amazing process. Our generation is very fortunate to have this opportunity. We hope that you are also enjoying every minute of spying on the natural world and learning from these beautiful and majestic birds.

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Note to viewers (from MN DNR): This is live video of wild bald eagles living in nature. Natural struggles will occur and some of the feeding or other wild bird behaviors may be difficult to watch. Please use discretion when watching this cam. DNR staff monitor this camera and nest.

To our EagleCam followers, the purpose of the EagleCam is to allow researchers and the public to witness the natural processes of Bald Eagle courtship, egg laying and incubation, hatching, eaglet care, prey selection, and fledging. It is important to remember that in addition to observing successes, it is also valuable to observe and document failures, including eaglet fighting and potentially the causes of eaglet mortality (sibling rivalry, starvation, exposure, predation, etc.). We do NOT plan to cut the live feed to censor these natural processes. NOTICE- You have to decide for yourself if/when you need to turn off the feed in the event that difficult-to-view events transpire.

We will not be naming the EagleCam Bald Eagles. These are wild birds, not pets, and we want to avoid the personification of wild animals.

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Re: Minnesota DNR Eagle Cam 2018-2019

Post by JudyB » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:02 pm

History

Link for summary of 2013-2017

Link for info on Mom's band

2018 was a year of changes. The resident male apparently disappeared in mid-December. A new male arrived (I think this is the male named Bill by observers on Facebook), and Mom laid three eggs in mid-February - and then that male disappeared a week or so later. I wasn't watching through most of this, and it's not easy to sort out what was happening from posts on Facebook - I like posts that stay in chronological order, like on a forum! But it's my impression that the male named Bill returned around March 20, and even did a bit of incubating, though the eggs had been left alone too long for them to be viable at that point. One egg broke on March 30 and another disappeared the evening of March 31 when the cam was down. I'm not sure what happened to the 3rd egg, but it didn't hatch. However - it sounds as if Bill stayed around, so here's hoping for chicks next year!

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Post by JudyB » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:14 pm

Thanks for all the great pictures, Ferenz! I couldn't find a picture on the dvr - but observers on Facebook are reporting that the pair is mating, so there may be eggs on the way before too long! It seems much to early for a northern nest - but we've had eggs as early as the first of January and as late as mid-February - and while this may have been the male who was here when eggs were laid last season - this is his first year as the established resident male - so that may also affect the schedule. :)

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Post by JudyB » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:04 pm

Thanks so much for the great pictures, Ferenz!

February 18
5:00 pm
It doesn't look quite ready for eggs yet - but it is nice to see someone keeping watch!
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I hope we'll see eggs soon....

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