Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

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Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:27 pm

Welcome to the Glacier Gardens Eagles thread for the 2019 season.

The nest is located within the Glacier Gardens, in Juneau Alaska. Many thanks to the folks at Glacier Gardens for providing us with the opportunity to watch these eagles. These eagles successfully fledged two eaglets last season and hopefully there will be a fuzzy chick to watch this season.

Link to the live cam and chat on YouTube here

Link to the the Glacier Gardens web page where you will find info on the resident eagles here.

You will find additional information on the Glacier Gardens web page. I had the pleasure of visiting the Glacier Gardens in the spring of 2005 when in Juneau on an Alaska cruise. It is a beautiful serene atmosphere in the gardens and I hope you enjoy watching this pair of bald eagles on their webcam.

Link to the 2018 season on the new forum here.

Link to the 2017 season on the old forum here.

Link to info on the Glacier Gardens eagle nest cam, posted on Facebook here. Click on the link under the photo on the right side of page for additional info.

Thanks to member shoupie for providing the timelines for the 2017 and 2018 seasons (added by Admin. JudyB with thanks).

2017 - Justice (GG1)
hatched on 6/1/17
branched on 8/9/17
fledged on 8/26/17
dispersed on 9/4/17

2018 - Equality (GG2) and Pride (GG3)
GG2 hatched on 5/26/18
GG2 branched on 8/12/18
GG2 fledged on 8/17/18 at 11:14 am nest time
GG2 returned to nest 8/17/18 at 1:12 pm nest time
GG2 dispersed 9/5/18 at 5:40 am nest time

GG3 hatched on 5/27/18
GG3 branched on 8/13/18
GG3 fledged on 8/20/18 at 9:01 am nest time
GG3 returned to nest 8/20/18 at 10:47 nest time
GG3 dispersed 9/5/18 at 5:43 nest time
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by shoupie » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:29 pm

Thank you, sassyk! We have seen Mama and Papa at the nest quite a bit the last couple of weeks - here's a scap I got this morning of Papa bringing in a nice big stick! :)
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by Kitcat11848 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:20 pm

Thanks Shoupie for the new thread and the s’cap of Pa. I guess they have begun nestorations for the 2019 season :) Looking forward to another successful season.
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by shoupie » Thu May 02, 2019 9:06 am

Mama laid her egg! April 30, 2019 at 8:49pm :) Mama was in labor for about 6 minutes before that final push - Congratulations Mama Liberty and Papa Freedom! 💜
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Mama's final push
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Mama is resting, that was hard work!
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Incubating that precious egg :)

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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by Kitcat11848 » Thu May 02, 2019 3:07 pm

Thanks Shoupie.
Oh Yay; congratulations Mama and Papa. Looking forward to the 2019 season.
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri May 03, 2019 8:21 am

Thanks Marianne for alerting me that the eagles have an egg :woohoo: Thanks Shoupie for the great screen captures. Maybe Mama will lay another egg today, if she hasn't already :luck:

I've been busy getting ready for my cruise and have been checking on the nests I monitor in my area. Quite a few of them have chicks :thumlft:

I'll be away from May 4th until May 28th so I won't be able to watch the nest. I'll be in Juneau but won't be going to the gardens. I'll have a look to see if I can see the nest from the ship. Enjoy watching everyone :bye 1:
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by shoupie » Fri May 03, 2019 2:11 pm

sassyk wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:21 am
Thanks Marianne for alerting me that the eagles have an egg :woohoo: Thanks Shoupie for the great screen captures. Maybe Mama will lay another egg today, if she hasn't already :luck:

I've been busy getting ready for my cruise and have been checking on the nests I monitor in my area. Quite a few of them have chicks :thumlft:

I'll be away from May 4th until May 28th so I won't be able to watch the nest. I'll be in Juneau but won't be going to the gardens. I'll have a look to see if I can see the nest from the ship. Enjoy watching everyone :bye 1:
sassyk have a wonderful trip! No egg today, Papa is currently on the nest after convincing Mama by stepping on her head, lol
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Post by Kitcat11848 » Fri May 03, 2019 3:22 pm

Hi Shoupie, since Mama laid her 1st egg at 8:49 pm, I guess there’s still a chance she’ll lay another later today :luck:
Papa stepping on Mama’s head was too funny :mihihi: :mihihi: . Thanks for the s’cap.
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by JudyB » Fri May 10, 2019 8:42 am

Hi everyone! I was taking a quick look today, and am not seeing anything about a second egg - though seeing how deep the nest is, it would be hard to tell unless you happened to be watching when it was laid.
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri May 31, 2019 5:14 pm

Hi JudyB. Thanks for stopping by and posting some s'caps. I was away from May 4th until May 28th. I was on a cruise ship which stopped in Juneau on May 19th. I did not visit the gardens but did see several eagles out and about around the port. From reading the comments on the chat, it seems there might not be 2 eggs. Time will tell :luck:
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:14 am

Good news!! GG4 hatched early this morning :woohoo: And there is a 2nd egg in the nest :thumlft:

Here is the link to a video by deeagle55 Welcome GG4

And another video by Soup 2nd Egg
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by Kitcat11848 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:36 am

Congratulations on the hatch of GG4
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by shoupie » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:36 pm

GG4, laid April 30, 2019 hatched on June 7, 2019 - first sight at 5:28am :) Here is a video of the first feeding for GG4 https://youtu.be/7LlhY3s5CRI

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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:21 am

Waiting for GG5 to hatch :luck:

Here is a great video by Soup of GG4's poop shoot, right into Poppa's beak :rh:
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by shoupie » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:25 pm

We have a hatch!!! :woohoo: Here is deeagle's video of our first glimpse of GG5 at 10:30am :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9vN1AMwGFw

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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:28 pm

Hi shoupie I think you have posted the incorrect link to the video of our 1st glimpse of GG5.

This is the link to Dee's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idaDucckLCs&t=9s
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by Kitcat11848 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:32 pm

Thanks Shoupie and SassyK for the heads up and videos. Looking forward to watching these two grow.
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by Journi » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:03 am

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:wave: Hello Sassyk and to everyone who follows this nest! :)
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:eag: 8:53am - I was checking in on this nest and saw this feeding...so I captured a couple of s'caps...
Adult (mom?) feeding the eaglets some nest-over fish...
(Not sure who the adult is since this is the first time I've visited this nest this season.)
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9:20am - After a quick feeding, the adult lays back over the eaglets. It looks like the rain has stopped or is slightly sprinkling.
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:eag: :arrow: SassyK - I am happy to capture s'caps for this HWF GG forum when I can!
I love this beautiful GG eagle family! ~Journi
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by Journi » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:54 am

:eag: 9:35am - Adult keeps watch over the nest tree area...
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9:40am :fish: The other adult (dad?) delivers a partial fish to the nest.
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(Sorry that I don't know how to tell who's who...yet!) ;)
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by Journi » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:01 am

:eag: 9:55am - Adults work on feeding their eaglets...
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by Journi » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:35 pm

:eag: 7:25pm - Mama Liberty delivers a small fish to the nest. (red dot is the fish)
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by Journi » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:08 pm

:eag: 7:30pm - Papa starts to feed the eaglets while Mama keeps watch around the nest tree area.
(I've noticed a white feather dot on Mama.)
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Papa feeds the other eaglet, too. (green dot is other eaglet getting fed). There was a little bonking from the other eaglet.
(Other white feather markings on Mama circled in red. Thanks Shoupie for the ID marking help!) :thumlft:
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7:35pm - Mama leaves the nest.
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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by shoupie » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:34 pm

sassyk wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:28 pm
Hi shoupie I think you have posted the incorrect link to the video of our 1st glimpse of GG5.

This is the link to Dee's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idaDucckLCs&t=9s
Thank you! I was so excited I accidentally posted the first glimpse of GG4! I really appreciate the correction :)

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Re: Glacier Gardens Eagles, Juneau Alaska - 2019 Season

Post by Journi » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:20 am

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:eag: 6/12/19 - Wednesday :hi:

7:25am :fish: Mama delivers a fish to the nest while Papa keeps their little eaglets warm underneath him. :wub:
(Red dot is the fish)
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Looks like Mama wants to feed her eaglets, but Papa doesn't want to get up! :chin:
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Papa looks away while Mama waits... :%:
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Post by Journi » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:25 am

:eag: 7:50am - Mama is waiting while Papa continues to "stand-his-nest" ! :thumlft:
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7:53am - Mama gets the hint from Papa and leaves the nest!
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Post by shoupie » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:42 pm

Hey Papa, is it time to eat now??? :) GG4 is on the left and GG5 is on the right.
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Post by Journi » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:50 pm

:eag: 4:10pm - What a beautiful eagle Mama Liberty is! :yes:
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Mama feels some movement under her chest as the eaglets are getting restless and are peeking out a little...
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Post by Journi » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:14 pm

:eag: 5:14pm - Mama vocals and the eaglets are getting restless under her.
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Post by Journi » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:30 pm

:eag: 5:45pm - Mama gets up and then...
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One eaglet pops it's head up!
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And now... two eaglets popping up their heads! :D
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Post by Journi » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:33 pm

:eag: 5:47pm - Oh...there's a little bonking going on! (I think it's GG4 who started the bonking - looks bigger and stronger)
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With it's wings stretched out GG4 says: :nome:... (Oh, but yes it was little one...I saw you!) ;)
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