Harrison Bay, TN -- 2019

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Harrison Bay, TN -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:02 am

.Welcome to season eight of our coverage of the Harrison Bay Eagle Cam. Thank goodness the eagles are back!!

HWF would like to thank all those who are involved with bringing us this unique look into a live Bald Eagle nest.


LINK TO THE CAM -- http://harrisonbayeaglecam.org/

Facebook Page -- https://www.facebook.com/HarrisonBayEagleCam?ref=stream



The Harrison Bay Eagle Cam Project is designed to allow viewers an up close view of the nesting habits and process of a pair of American Bald Eagles. The nest is located on the grounds of The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay State Park golf course (Bear Trace Golf Course), near the 10th green, on the shores of Chickamauga Lake at Harrison Bay State Park near Chattanooga, Tennessee. At the beginning of this nest cam adventure, Bear Trace Golf Superintendent Paul Carter worked diligently to secure funds and coordinate the difficult task of placing a live streaming webcam 75 feet high at the edge of the eagles' nest in a pine tree.

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Elliot (DAD) in the late afternoon


The Harrison Bay Eagle Cam Project was initially funded by Friends of Harrison Bay State Park, the United States Golf Association Green Section, and the East Tennessee and the Middle Tennessee Golf Course Superintendents Associations.Though the eagles seem relatively unperturbed by the Bear Trace golfers who play through, visitors are not routinely allowed on the course. To protect the eagles and avoid golf course injuries for two-legged visitors no one is allowed to come out and look at the eagles except on a guided tour.

Sound is now available on this cam! The project is funded by the United States Golf Association and is sponsored by the Friends of Harrison Bay State Park and the Tennessee State Parks system and the East Tennessee and the Middle Tennessee Golf Course Superintendents Associations.
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Athena, the new female on this nest


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Re: Harrison Bay, TN -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:03 am

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We thank the beautiful Eloise for her many beautiful eaglets and her years as a great Mom and mate to Elliott :brknhrt:


This nest has, since the cams went live, featured the pair of bald eagles Elliott and Eloise. Unfortunately beautiful Eloise has left this earth! :cry1: It's not certain exactly what happened--only that her body was found. Since then there has been a constant parade of new female eagles vying to make Elliott their mate. None succeeded for an entire season! here was a lo of drama and many diva female eagles vying for Elliot's attention. None of them became his mate and we had no eggs or eaglets for the 2017 season. :(

We lost the cams on this nest for the entire 2017 season too!! :banghead:

There still was no mate for Elliot during the 2018 season!!


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Re: Harrison Bay, TN -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:03 am

A little nest history ~~


First Nesting Season: 2011—Two eaglets hatched and fledged

Second Nesting Season: 2012—Cameras installed. Two eggs laid, the first on Feb. 11 and the second on Feb. 14. Sadly one was discarded shortly before it was due to hatch, and the other apparently hatched but the chick died shortly after hatching.

Third nesting season 2013----Two eggs were laid and two healthy eaglets fledged.

2014 --- Two eggs laid and eventually two eaglets fledged. On May 27th HB5 may have attempted a fledge or may have fallen or slipped--was picked up the next day from the ground with a broken wing. It is possible that HB6 may have fledged on May 31st per the park ranger. (76 days old). HB5 was re-habbed by the AEF at Dollywood and was released by Al Cecere of the AEF back into the nest area where it reunited with it's family on June 30th.
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Release of HB5 by Al Cecere of he AEF


2015 --- Two healthy eaglets fledged from the nest. HB8 on June 13th and HB7 on June 18th.

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HB7 and HB8 from 2015

2016 --- Two more beautiful, healthy eaglets fledged from this nest. The fledge dates were HB9 -- May 26th and HB10 -- May 24th
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HB9+HB10--the last two eaglets from this nest (2016)
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Re: Harrison Bay, TN -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:04 am

.The nest is located a pine tree that is only slightly taller than the location of their first nest where the original cameras were located. It is sitting about 100 up in a 120 foot tall pine tree. With funding from the United States Golf Association and support from The Friends of Harrison Bay State Park, they were able to continue the Eagle Cam Project with the nest change and in 2012 installed a set of three cameras in the current nest.

The following photos are property of and courtesy of the Harrison Bay Eagle Cam. ~~~

This photo shows the area where the nest is located right in the middle of a beautiful golf course. It is near the top of the tall tree in the middle of the picture.
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A closer view of the nest
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Re: Harrison Bay, TN -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:04 am

STATS for 2019 ---


*Eggs laid -- Egg #1 - Jan 22, 2019 ~~ Egg #2 - Jan 25, 2019 ~~ Egg #3 - Jan 28, 2019

*Eggs hatched --

*Branched --

*Fledged --

*Last seen --
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Re: Harrison Bay, TN -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:04 am

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Post by MaryF » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:33 am

Since this cam is down and awaiting new parts I'm going o post some videos and scaps so that we know a little of what is going on at this nest---which has 3 EGGS!! Most are by Patricia Wilkins (perchedeagle) who is one of the mods and I have permission to post whatever I want. :)

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F4 who is now known as Athena in the nest on Dec 7, 2018

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She was later joined by Elliot

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F4 visits returns with fish Elliott comes later 12 7 18


From Patricia Wilkins ---
Published on Dec 7, 2018


F4 comes to nest and flies off and returns with fish. Elliott joins later and both work in nest. Bonding takes place. F4 lays in nest a few times. Elliott left and F4 remains on 2nd Y. This is drive cam. Cam courtesy of harrisonbayeaglecam.org. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAbzmb_ ... gSLZXsaxlo

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Re: Harrison Bay, TN -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:03 am

A few scaps from 12-8-2018 ---

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I'm not sure which eagle this is but I like the picture! :D

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Both Athena and Elliot out perched in nearby trees
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Re: Harrison Bay, TN -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:19 am

A few videos from December 2018 ---


Morning Nestorations 12 10 18 0741 am


From Patricia Wilkins
Published on Dec 10, 2018

Morning Nestorations. F4 lays in nest. She kept coming and working on nest. Both flew off like magic to parts unknown. Someone else was driving cam. Thank you! This is drive cam. Cam courtesy of harrisonbayeaglecam.org. Enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3uypcx ... kHvp_muhXA

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Elliott and Athena Christmas Morning working on nest

FromPatricia Wilkins
Published on Dec 25, 2018

Elliott and Athena come and work on nest bringing Christmas Joy. They were watching something around the area and both flew off. Found a Red shoulder Hawk (maybe) fly to the smaller snag. Merry Christmas Everyone!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBWpmf2 ... 3wPNIx0b6M

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Eagle on Snag Christmas Morning 12 25 18 0943 am


From Patricia Wilkins
Published on Dec 25, 2018

Eagle on snag. The short version it was there over 45 min or much more before I saw it. This is drive cam


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oms2iRw ... h31f763HKY

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Re: Harrison Bay, TN -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:40 am

Moving on to January at this nest ---


Athena to the nest and then to snag with Elliott 1 9 19 0715

From Patricia Wilkins
Published on Jan 9, 2019

Morning started with Athena to nest making it comfy then out to snag to join Elliott. Eventually both flew. This is drive cam


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO6st00 ... uQPTi1ah9g

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Athena and Elliott working on the nest 1 9 19 1037 am


From Patricia Wilkins
Published on Jan 9, 2019
Both Athena and Elliott working on the nest. This is drive cam. Cam is courtesy of friendsofharrisonbay.org/eagle-cam. Enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF2bsGc ... ZYRnQSOSvE

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Athena to the nest 1 9 19 0509 pm


From Patricia Wilkins
Published on Jan 9, 2019

Athena to the nest. This is drive cam. Cam courtesy of friendsofharrisonbay.org/eagle-cam. Enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAnaAns ... xQzQYvfef0

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Re: Harrison Bay, TN -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:57 am

More from January 2019---getting close to egg time :)


Athena and Elliott to nest then the Duck episode. 1 15 19


From Patricia Wilkins
Published on Jan 15, 2019
Athena and Elliott to nest then the Duck episode which is repeated before reset. Cam Courtesy of friendsofharrisonbay.org/eagle-cam. Enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4PzcZh ... hxgPsCQKZ0

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Athena at nest then Elliott flies in 1 17 19 0141 pm


From Patricia Wilkins
Published on Jan 17, 2019

Athena at nest then flies away. Elliott flies in. Cam courtesy of friendsofharrisonbay.org/eagle-cam. Enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOXljHz ... Zs9hBQqRJs

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Whoa!! This is one big and deep egg bowl in his nest!!! Athena is definitely ready for eggs!!
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Re: Harrison Bay, TN -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:06 am

Here it is!! Athena and egg #1!!!
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Egg #2 on Jan 25, 2019
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AND we have egg #3 WOW!!
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Re: Harrison Bay, TN -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:13 am

Dad Elliott taking a turn incubating
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That's it so far. There actually may be a pip or even a hatch by now as this is day 38 for egg #1. Stay tuned!!



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Re: Harrison Bay, TN -- 2019

Post by JudyB » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:15 pm

I'm doing a bit of catching up on some nests, and learned that at least two eggs hatched, and both eaglets fledged successfully! The camera is still not online, but local observers posted pictures of eaglets HB13 and HB14 on Facebook, and said one of them was observed away from the nest (so fledged) on May 21st, and both were seen flying on May 28th (though the actual fledge date might be earlier. Both of them were still in the area as of July 3rd, and one was seen on July 16 - so a successful season. :love:

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