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Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:48 pm

Welcome to 2019 -2020 season of the the Pittsburgh Hays Eagles :

This nest is in the Eastern Time Zone

Links to Cams with chat

http://aswp.org/pages/hays-nest

https://www.csecorporation.com/Pittsbur ... d-Eagle-Ca

Link to YouTube with chat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_HYRb7gyvI

Sadly we have to keep changing the link! :(

View of the nest
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Thank You HWF for featuring this cam on your website :ty:



THE FIRST NESTING PAIR OF BALD EAGLES IN PITTSBURGH IN OVER 150 YEARS

The Hays webcam is a collaborative project between CSE and Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania.

Information on the nest and camera project:
The nest has moved about 100 yards
The nest is about 6 to 8 feet in diameter and can weight up to a ton
The camera will be pointing toward Pittsburgh, with the city skyline in the background
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We are utilizing a new camera that has a 36X optical zoom and overall better picture quality
The camera is approximately 40 feet away from the nest and mounted in a separate tree
The camera is mounted about 90 feet above the ground


Canon's video of the New cam install and Old cam removal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsPGDnblWnc

Link to last years nest thread

Link to Face BooK
https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Hay ... 542318161/:

Link to Weather
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/us/we ... pittsburgh
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:52 pm

Time Line


[*] Eagles Return ..Both are around all season ..Mom and Dad on the nest Oct.7, 2019 doing restorations..


[*] Eggs Laid


[*] Eggs Hatched


[*] Chicks Named


[*]Branching


[*]Fledged


[*] Last Seen
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:56 pm

History of the Hays Eagle Nest

A pair of Bald Eagles are now nesting within 5 miles of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania along the Monongahela River near where the famed Carnegie Steel Homestead site once existed. Industrialization beginning in the 19th century led to extensive unregulated pollution of the rivers, which decimated fish populations that eagles feed on. For example, during a survey on Monongahela River in 1967, one scientist could find only one bluegill. As efforts to clean the waterways took effect over the past 30 years, 76 species of fish have been found in the Monongahela. Experts say it has probably been more than 250 years since Bald Eagles last nested along Pittsburgh's three rivers. As recently as the mid-1980s, there were just a few remaining nesting Bald Eagles pairs anywhere in Pennsylvania. This year marks 30 years since the reintroduction of Bald Eagles in Pennsylvania. With the help of the Canadian government, several agencies brought bald eagle chicks back to their states to reintroduce Bald Eagles. Today, Pennsylvania boasts more than 250 nests.

The Hays bald eagle pair first started nesting along the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh in 2013. A nest was observed by workers at the Keystone Iron and Metal Company. The pair successfully hatched one eaglet but on June 6, 2013 a strong storm blew the nest down and the parents successfully fledged the eaglet on the ground. The following year the Hays eagle pair built a new nest in the location it is today. A camera was installed on this new nest in December of 2013.

2019 Nest Information

The nest has moved about 100 yards
The nest is about 6 feet in diameter
The camera will be pointing toward Pittsburgh, with the city skyline in the background
We are utilizing a new camera that has a 36X optical zoom and overall better picture quality
The camera is approximately 40 feet away from the nest and mounted in a separate tree
The camera is mounted about 90 feet above the ground
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:57 pm

Successful Eaglets Fledged
2013 2014 2016 2017 2018


Eaglet Egg Date Hatch Date Fledge Date
H1 ~3/11/2013 ~4/14/2013 ~6/29/2013
H2 2/19/2014 @ 4:45 PM 3/28/2014 @ 3:36 PM 6/21/2014 @ 8:45 PM
H3 2/22/2014 @ 4:18 PM 3/30/2014 @ 7:17 AM 6/20/2014
H4 2/25/2014 @ 6:39 PM 4/2/2014 @ 4:54 PM 6/27/2014 @ 10:14 AM
H5 2/13/2016 (early AM) 3/21/2016 @ 12:37 AM 6/10/16 @ 7:38 PM
H6 2/16/2016 @ 1:45 PM 3/22/2016 @ 9:40 PM 6/11/16 @ 2:36 PM
H7 2/19/2017 @ ~9:00 AM 3/27/2017 @ ~12:00 PM 6/13/2017 @ ~7:00 AM
H8 2/15/2018 @ 2:48 PM 3/23/2018 @10:01 AM 6/11/2018 @ 3:48 PM

Hays Cam Update 7/15/2019:
The camera will be streaming from 6 AM until 8:30 PM daily.
Egg #1: Laid 2/12 @ 6:45 PM, Egg not viable - did not hatch
Egg #2: Laid 2/15 @ 3:47 PM, Hatched 3/23 @ 1:14 PM, Fledged 6/11
Egg #3: Laid 2/18 @ 5:02 PM, Hatched 3/25 @ 3:51 PM, Fledged 6/16 @ 11:41 AM


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Bald Eagle Facts

How can I tell the male from the female bald eagle? The female is slightly larger than the male. In the case of the Hays bald eagles the male has a noticeable white spot on the right side.
Adult birds range from 35" to 37" tall with a wingspan of 72" to 90" and weigh between 10 to 14 lbs.
Their diet consists of mainly fish but will take advantage of carrion they can find.
The female lays 1-3 eggs 5-10 days after mating. For bald eagles in our area we should expect eggs between February & March. The eggs are incubated for about 35 days.
The nest is between 6' - 8' in diameter and can weigh up to 1 ton.
Bald eagles typically mate for life and have a 20-30 year lifespan.
Bald eagles do not reach maturity until they are 4-5 year old at which time they develop the white head and tail feathers.
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:48 am

TUESDAY , OCTOBER 8, 2019

I happened to peek in here and WOW! Beautiful Mom is in the nest

9:39a
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From the DVR
Mom and Dad on the nest
8:17a
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8:27a
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:50 am

9:42a
Doing nest work and beaking one another
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UPDate
sjs 58
​PT 2-8:35D w/stik/off8:37 D w/stik/M in,8:43M off,8:44M w/stik,8:46 M/D off,8:52 M w/stik,8:54 D w/stik,9:30 M off,9:36 M in/D off,9::41D in,9:44M off,9:47D off,9:51D w/stik,9:53M w/stik,

sjs 58
​PT 3-9:56M off,9:58M w/stik,10:01D off,10:04M off,10:05M w/stik,10:06D w/stik,10:14D off,10:15M off,10;26D w/stik,10:27M w/stik,10;36M off,10:41M w/stik,10:49D off,10:52D w/stik,

sjs 58
​PT 4-10:54M off,10:55M w/stik,11:00D off,11:04M off,11:07D w/leaves,11:10D off,11:13D w/stik,11:15D off,11:18D w/stik,11:39D off,11:42D w/stik,11:48D off

Hays Mom and Dad Speedy Nest building Oct.8, 2019


:vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_xwJuu03gg

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Post by IrishEyes » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:56 pm

8:19pm
IR on ...nest is empty
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Goodnight Mom and Dad Hays and all who watch this nest .
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:51 am

WEDNESDAY , OCTOBER 9, 2019

Good Morning Mom and Dad Hays and everyone..

Weather Report '
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6:48
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Post by IrishEyes » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:45 am

7:42a
Beautiful morning on the empty nest
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From the DVR Mom and Dad on the nest
7:08a
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ETA
5:25p nest time
I peeked in here a few times and cam is not streaming and chat is disabled
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:31 pm

5:28p
Windy Cam is streaming on the empty nest
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And
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:01 pm

8:57p Nest Time
The live stream is offline for the night and I haven't a clue about happened to the chat .. we wait and see if it comes back :luck:
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Goodnight Mom and Dad Hays and everyone ...
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Post by IrishEyes » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:56 pm

THURSDAY , OCTOBER 10 , 2019

9:58pm
No idea what is happening with the chat here
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:39 am

FRIDAY , OCTOBER 11, 2019

Good Morning
Chat is back
Posting this here for now
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ETA

Weather Report
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10:32a
Nest is empty
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No sign of Mom and Dad yet !
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:59 am

From Cam chat

sjs 58 This is impressive
​UPDATE: OCT. 11TH (Nestorations~STICK COUNT since Sept. 9th (1st stick in)TOTAL (203)~D-158~M-45) OTHER: 1:44D w/stik,2:12D off

2:56p
Windy at the empty nest
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From the DVR Handsome Dad with a stick
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Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:06 pm

I cropped this one
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He is leaving
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Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:08 pm

See Dad to the right in the tree
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End of the DVR scaps
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Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:04 pm

6:01pm
Peeking in and nest is empty \
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No new nest visits that I saw
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Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:50 pm

7:45pm
IR is on and nest is empty
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Goodnight Mom and Dad Hays and all who watch this nest
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:14 am

SATURDAY , OCTOBER 12, 2019

Good Morning Pittsburgh Hays and everyone..

Weather Report
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11:07a
Nest is empty
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A quick peek at the DVR and Mom and Dad were on the nest at 7:35a
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Post by IrishEyes » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:15 am

I zoomed in on them
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:12 pm

4:04p
Dad flew in the nest
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Checking out the nest
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:15 pm

4:07
ON the branch close to the nest
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4:08pm
Moved over
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Post by IrishEyes » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:16 pm

Still there
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And moved over more to left
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Post by IrishEyes » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:42 pm

4:28p
Peeking in and both are on the nest
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:57 am

SUNDAY , OCTOBER 13, 2019

Good Morning Hays Family

Weather Report
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9:48a
Beautiful morning at the empty nest
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From the DVR
Dad working in the nest
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