Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020

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Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020

Post by MaryF » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:10 pm

Coming soon!! :%:


.Welcome to the Duke Farms Eagle cam page--We have been documenting this nest here on the HWF forum since 2009!


LINK TO THE CAM WITH CHAT-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek2U7IYD3Ps


The link to this cam seems to change often!!


ANOTHER KINK TO THE CAM__NO CHAT-- http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/eaglecam/


FB PAGE -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/DukeFarmsEagles/


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Beautiful new Mom for 2020--sitting on egg #1 and Dad


"Duke Farms is a 2,700-acre estate in Hillsborough, New Jersey, and is owned and supported by the Duke Farms Foundation. The mission of Duke Farms is to be a model of environmental stewardship in the 21st Century and inspire visitors to become informed stewards of the land. Duke Farms in Hillsborough, N.J., is one of the largest privately-owned parcels of undeveloped land in the state. The mission of Duke Farms is to serve as a model of environmental stewardship and inspire visitors to become informed stewards of the land. (© 2009 Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. All rights reserved.)

This eagle nest has been observed on the farm since 2005. This Eagle Cam was installed to provide researchers with an opportunity to monitor a pair of nesting Bald Eagles without any disturbance to the birds. It is being shared with the public to provide viewers with a glimpse of wildlife in its natural environment. In 2008 a camera was set up by Duke Farms in a neighboring sycamore tree 110 feet up, capturing footage of nesting seasons in 2009 and 2010. This camera permitted the public to get a unique glimpse of the nesting, feeding and fledgling of Bald Eagles in NJ.

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The nest and nest tree

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In the late fall of 2012 the original nest , tree, and cam were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

The Bald Eagle nest at Duke Farms suffered considerable damage after battling sustained 90-mile-per-hour winds during Hurricane Sandy. The damage was discovered by Duke Farms staff members during ongoing damage assessment after the storm passed.

Staff approached the 80-foot-tall nesting tree and found the large sycamore split in half and the crown (the branches and leaves) resting on the forest floor. Twigs and other remnants of the next were also found in the area.

it appears that the Duke Farms eagle nest was the only casualty of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath. Conserve Wildlife of NJ stated that none other of the known 100 nests were adversely affected by the storm.
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020

Post by MaryF » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:10 pm

.. NEST STATS FOR 2020 ---

* Eggs laid - Egg #1 - January 20, 2020 ~~ Egg #2 - January 24, 2020 (big gap between the eggs!)

* Eggs hatched --

* Branched --

* Fledged --

* Last seen --


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Newly hatched 2015 chicks


There is a lot of good history on this nest and some great pictures can be found at this link --

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/eaglecam/


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Two of the wonderful 2009 "triplets" with Tiny on the left and the next to oldest on the right---how cute were they?


A total of 25 eagle chicks have been raised and fledged from this nest since 2005.

2005- 1 chick
2006- 2 chicks
2007- 1 chick
2008- 2 chicks
2009- 3 chicks
2010- 2 chicks
2011- 2 chicks
2012- 1 chick
2013- 2 chicks
2014- 3 chicks
2015- 2 chicks
2016- 2 chicks
2018- 2 eggs that failed to hatch
2019- 2 chicks

There was a new female at this nest in 2017 and there were no eggs for the 2017 season!

2017 was the only year the Duke Farms eagles has not laid an egg since the creation of the nest 14 years ago. It was disappointing for many who follow this nest. Between 2005 and 2016, we had 11 straight years of Bald Eagle nest productivity resulting in 23 Bald Eagles raised at Duke Farms. During the middle of February 2017, our “winning streak” came to an end (or we’d like to hope – a “pause”) when a very dominant intruding female started making a play to replace the current female. The timing of the harassment by the intruding female interrupted the couple’s mating behavior of courting, bonding. (From the Duke Farms Blog)

In 2018 2 eggs were laid here. I'm not sure what happened to these eggs so close to hatching time!! It seems like a few days apart they both sort of "imploded". I know that in egg 2 there was an eaglet but it was not alive! :cry1:

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New babies in 2019 :rh:

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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020

Post by MaryF » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:10 pm

.. A FEW QUICK FACTS --

The original pair built a new nest in a sycamore tree 100ft south of the eagle camera in late December 2012. The view of the nest was limited by branches and leaves during the 2013 nesting season. The nest is about 80 feet high in the tree. In the fall of 2013 the camera was moved to the new nest tree.

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The nest tree and nest


Our Dad is a banded eagle -- Here is some info on him so far.

After some close looks at the bands it appears that his band is A59. He hatched in the Cohansey River (Greenwich) nest and was fostered into the failing Rancocas Creek nest in 2000. He briefly wore a transmitter from June through October 2000.

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Dad's feet and bands




There is a new female Bald Eagle in the Duke Farms nest fpr 2020. If you’ve been counting, this is the third female to occupy the nest at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey. Our nearly 20-year-old male, resident serial monogamist Bald Eagle has sired over 25 bald eagle chicks since the nest creation in 2004.

This third, new female somehow replaced the second female at the end of the 2019 nesting season, possibly in mid-September. Observations include differences in nest behavior. The new female is particularly obsessed with adding sticks to the nest and started nest rebuilding very soon after her arrival in September. The previous female did not start nest rebuilding until December or January, and often let the male do most of the work. In contrast, the new female seems to be more dominant in nest building. She often nips at the male’s legs and shoulders when he tries to add to the nest bole :) We contacted the State of New Jersey Bald Eagle Biologists, who confirmed that it is indeed a new female. (From the Duke Farms blog)
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020

Post by MaryF » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:11 pm

.Here is some wonderful information on the park and the Duke family ~~

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Farms

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The nest area at Duke Farms



"Duke Farms is an estate that was established by James Buchanan Duke, an American entrepreneur who founded Duke Power and the American Tobacco Company. Located in Hillsborough, New Jersey the property is managed by the Doris Duke Foundation after the death of Doris Duke, the second owner. After extensive reorganization "Duke Farms" was opened to the public on May 19, 2012."

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The beautiful eagle gate at the entrance to Duke Farms

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"In 2008, Duke Farms installed a webcam on a tree adjacent to a Bald Eagle nest to provide a live look at the daily lives of the eagles. In partnership with The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, lesson plans were created to facilitate place-based educational opportunities for students. Between the general public and classrooms up and down the east coast, the Duke Farms Eagle Cam has many fans – over 10 million viewers and growing!" (From the cam page)

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The 2019 chicks--E87 and E88j

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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020

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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020

Post by katygman » Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:51 pm

Confirmed by biologists - new female at the nest this season. This makes the third mate for male that has been here since 2004.

https://www.dukefarms.org/footer/blog/r ... ew-jersey/

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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020

Post by katygman » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:29 pm

New female.
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020

Post by katygman » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:04 am

Together :rh:
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020

Post by katygman » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:41 pm

At 4:15 PM EST on Monday 1/20, Mom3 laid egg #1. Waiting for her to move enough to see the egg.

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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020

Post by katygman » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:58 pm

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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020

Post by JudyB » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:23 am

Wow - thanks for the report, katygman - must admit I wasn't expecting eggs here this early!

It does make me wish she was banded so we'd know where she came from - is she a southern eagle, who hatched early herself? Or was there just something in the air that told them it was time? So many questions! :)

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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020

Post by MaryF » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:55 am

.We sure do have an early egg here this season! It's about a month earlier than usual. Maybe you are rigfht JudyB---maybe she is a Southern eagle with her clock set for earlier eggs!! Here is a video by Lisa Romero from the FB page.


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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020

Post by katygman » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:59 am

The video is visible to a limited audience.


What do you mean by this katygman? MaryF

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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020

Post by katygman » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:29 am

Looking like egg #2 is coming soon!!

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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020

Post by katygman » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:38 am

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Second egg for new Mom laid 10:28:44 camera time on Friday 1/24.

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