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Redding, CA - 2020-21 - Bald Eagle Cam

Post by JudyB » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:16 pm

work in progress

Live Cam: go to https://www.youtube.com/user/MsEaglewoman/videos and click the link for "Friends of the Redding Eagles Live Stream" (with LIVE in red writing)

The current adults are named Liberty (F) and Guardian (M)

2020-2021 Season:
  • cams on: September 28, 2020
  • adults return: in area by October 1, one seen on nest October 18, both October 22
  • nest chosen:
  • eggs laid: February 10, 3:24 pm; February 13, 2:13 pm; February 16, 3:21 pm
  • hatched: #1 5:44 pm 3/21/2021, #2 12:32 pm 3/22/2021, #3 1:50 pm, 3/24/21
  • named: April 19, by poll of viewers - Honor, Glory and Rebel
  • branched:
  • fledged:
  • last seen:
This nest has been adopted by Eaglewoman for the 2021 nesting season.

Link to the thread for the 2019 and 2020 nesting seasons - viewtopic.php?f=44&t=334

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Re: Redding, CA - 2020-21 - Bald Eagle Cam

Post by JudyB » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:16 pm

With big thanks to Gary who created this graphic and Terri who brought it here from Facebook -

How to tell Mom Liberty and Dad Guardian apart (clicks bigger)

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Re: Redding, CA - 2020-21 - Bald Eagle Cam

Post by JudyB » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:17 pm

Wonderful video from Gary on how to tell Liberty and Guardian apart! Thank you so much Gary!

:vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0neo17SawE

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Post by JudyB » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:17 pm

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Re: Redding, CA - 2020-21 - Bald Eagle Cam

Post by California Wildlife » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:05 am

Hello All! Hi Judy! Hi Terri! Somehow I'm still kicking. :bye 1:

I'm VERY excited for this season! :eag: :eag:

Congrats to Terri and her team, partners, fans, supporters, and donors for the monumental work which has advocated and benefited the local eagles for well over a decade now.

Congrats also to Hancock Wildlife Foundation on their steadfast and enormous efforts to document and advocate wildlife, including these magnificent eagles.

My thanks to you all.

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Post by Jean » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:34 am

11:33am...........Congratulations to Terri and crew for all the hard work and effort that has gone into getting a cam back on this nest! It looks so clear and wonderful! Can't wait to see Liberty and Guardian when they return! :woohoo: :bravo:
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Re: Redding, CA - 2020-21 - Bald Eagle Cam

Post by Philjo56France » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:36 pm

Goodnight/ Morning everyone, Bonjour Redding, Terri, Judy, Jean, Gary, ..!

10-01-2020

:ty: Merci Terri and also to your ground team. :thumlft:

22h28 first night view. One of the last time i saw this sight, Solo was just below... :cry1:
:luck: for the future of Liberty and Guardian! :rh:
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Just to compare, 10-02-2020
21h44
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10-03-2020
21h56
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Re: Redding, CA - 2020-21 - Bald Eagle Cam

Post by Eaglewoman » Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:28 pm

:D Hello everyone!!!

Thank you JudyB for setting up our new thread! :thumlft: We are so excited to have an Eaglecam this year so we can share the season with everyone!

Welcome back Gary!!! We are so happy to have you back here with us! Thank you for all of your hard work on collecting & keeping our Data for this Nest up to date! You're the BEST! :thumlft:

Great to see you back Jean & Bev & Phil! Thanks for taking a few s'caps already!!! Can't wait to see an eagle in that nest!!! And I don't think it will be long now!

Today on my morning bike ride I spotted a large bird near the nest & lo & behold it was Guardian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think this is the earliest I have ever seen our eagles back at the nest? It may have something to do with all of the smoke we are having in our area from the numerous wildfires in California :( The latest fire that just broke out last Sunday is only 30 minutes from Redding so we are getting even more smoke this past week :(

We hope that Guardian pops into the nest soon so we can get a look at our new eaglecam with an eagle in it!!!
guardian above nest-first sighting-2.jpg

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Re: Redding, CA - 2020-21 - Bald Eagle Cam

Post by California Wildlife » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:25 pm

Hello all!

That's fantastic news that you saw Guardian, Terri! We'll be watching the cam right along with you. It's fantastic to have the cam on my home TV and my phone anytime I want to look in. I'm the crazy one looking in at 2am or 3am if you're ever wondering about your YouTube viewing stats!

It's great to be back in the HWF forum after my absence the last few years. I just want to acknowledge JudyB as queen of the stats keepers. I often rely upon her info to supplement or confirm mine. I am always excited to play a part here, minor as it is, but it's one that I enjoy. I could never replace anyone on the team because you are all so valuable. If I'm ever off base in my place, I hope that someone will tell me in as many words!

Smiles here as we greet Guardian! :D

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Re: Redding, CA - 2020-21 - Bald Eagle Cam

Post by JudyB » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:56 pm

October 7, 2:53 pm

Great to see you here, Gary - and I very much appreciate you and the other data keepers at the various nests whose stats I use for my files!

I just checked, and the cam is streaming again - it was down for a while. The dvr goes back about 5 hours, and unfortunately I didn't see any eagles in a quick check - but maybe soon. :)

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Re: Redding, CA - 2020-21 - Bald Eagle Cam

Post by RitaR » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:46 am

Hi Terri and Gary! Awesome to see the new cam up! Was just taking a peek in, rolled back to check for eagle visits. No eagles but there were these birds having fun in the nest. I've never seen these before. Do you know what they are? I did a search on jays or bluebirds and this bird wasn't one of them.
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Re: Redding, CA - 2020-21 - Bald Eagle Cam

Post by California Wildlife » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:49 pm

Hi Rita! Hello all! :D :bye 1:

First, I’m not a birding expert, but I view thousands of photos of birds annually, so it’s just a hobby for me. The birds depicted in the nest photo below appear to be Magpies. They come in two varieties locally, the Yellow-billed Magpie and the Black-billed Magpie. These appear to be Yellow-billed Magpies because of, yes, the yellow bills (beaks), but also the fact that some have a yellow ring around their eye (a variable trait with age and/or bird??). The range map also favors identification as the Yellow-billed Magpie, though either is (both are) possible.

If anyone can correct or supplement these identifications, please do!

You can see photos of these birds here, along with all sorts of wonderful information about their specifics.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yel ... ed_Magpie/

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bla ... ed_Magpie/

Cheers to all!

I hear that we might have Liberty back too? That would be wonderful! :)

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Re: Redding, CA - 2020-21 - Bald Eagle Cam

Post by California Wildlife » Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:27 am

Hey, the cam is back up this morning. Here's the new link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Otpxo4Z5wU

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Re: Redding, CA - 2020-21 - Bald Eagle Cam

Post by RitaR » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:48 pm

Hi Gary! Thank you so much for the bird ID. Yes indeed those look like the Yellow Billed Magpie's. They did have the yellow eye rings too. We don't have them here on the Oregon Coast. Greatly appreciate the info on them. Looking forward to seeing Liberty and Guardian at the nest!

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Post by California Wildlife » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:13 am

I've noticed quite a few European Starlings visiting the nest right alongside the Yellow-billed Magpies lately. These starlings are either juveniles or "non-breeding adults" in their fall/winter plumage since they are primarily brownish with white spots. They are not in their dark and iridescent plumage. Just fun to watch visitors for now!

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Post by Eaglewoman » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:59 pm

Hi Gary, JudyB, Rita & all!

Gary you are so right about JudyB! She is phenomenal when it comes to data collection! We are so lucky to have JudyB at Hancock Wildlife!

We also appreciate having you back with us again Gary & for all of your valuable insights & information & your incredible spreadsheets! We are incredibly lucky to have someone with your skills on our Team! :thumlft:

Those are indeed yellow-billed magpies who moved into the eagle's territory about 2 years ago. Since then they have set up 5 nests in nearby trees on Eagle Island so they will be frequent visitors in the nest area again this year! They tend to pester the eagles a bit, dive bomb them at times, similar to crows that way, but nothing our eagles can't handle! They are also quite vocal so I'm sure you will hear them squawking in the background a lot on the Eaglecam!

Sorry I've been so out of touch for the last week or so! My hubby & I took a much-needed vacation last week after finishing up the Eaglecam Project! :thumlft: We just got back on Friday so I'm still a little worn out from all of the driving!

I stayed in touch with some of our awesome Ground Crew members while I was away, and I was over the moon excited to hear from Sue & Barbara that Miss Liberty was spotted on Pond Perch one morning!!!!! It is always such a relief to see her back & healthy each year, especially as she gets older!

I can't wait to see her myself but I have been looking each day since Saturday & have not spotted her or Guardian quite yet! I'm sure they are out & about exploring and reclaiming their nesting territory! We have received a few reports of eagles hunting the river down along Riverview Golf Course. They do normally spend some time down in the southern part of their nesting territory too!

Here is Sue's photo of our lovely Miss Liberty looking as beautiful as ever, who is now 22 years old, on Pond Perch last week...
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Re: Redding, CA - 2020-21 - Bald Eagle Cam

Post by Eaglewoman » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:12 pm

The Ground Crew saw 2 eagles on Pond Perch, and they thought the 2nd eagle was Guardian?

But when I looked at the photo on my computer, I saw a lot of dark feathers near the eyes that Guardian used to have when he first paired up with Liberty, but no longer has them since he is a year older now?

I also noticed that the width of the beak seems to be wider and looks more like a female eagle to me?

My thinking was that this could be one of Liberty's offspring(possibly Pi from 2015) who has returned to it's natal nesting territory?

Liberty would tolerate it being there for now, until it gets closer to nesting time and she becomes more territorial. We've seen her run off other sub adults and young eagles from the Nest Tree area over the years!

Check out Sue's photos and see what you think?
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Post by Eaglewoman » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:15 pm

The Ground Crew also said there was no interaction or trilling between these 2 eagles, and Liberty is always very vocal with her mate Guardian?
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Post by Eaglewoman » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:24 pm

Here are some photos of Guardian from January 2020 so you can compare with the eagle seen on pond perch last week...

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Post by Philjo56France » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:18 pm

Merci Terri, but i'm not enought good in recognition..

Goodnight/Morning everyone, Bonjour Terri, Gary, Judy, Rita, ...!
10-13-2020
As the cams was turned on i noticed this cross in the nest (10-02-2020)
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each days i checked the nest but the sticks never moved but tonight around 22h
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Where is my cross ? i must found who is guilty... and i found them...
The Magpies, around 17h00
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Post by Philjo56France » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:24 pm

cont
They showed me also a bone from a mamal prey ?
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2020-10-14_07h07_19.jpg
below is the cross state at 10h this morning
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But now at around 22h24 i didn't see an eagle
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Re: Redding, CA - 2020-21 - Bald Eagle Cam

Post by Eaglewoman » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:46 pm

Thanks for sharing those cute magpies with us Phil!

They are very interesting birds! I enjoy observing them too!

I finally found an eagle folks!!! I was out of town & missed the sighting of Liberty & Guardian on Pond Perch last week! I have been out there every morning since last Saturday & haven't seen an eagle yet!

The other night I spotted an eagle on Pond Perch at 6:40 pm as we were driving over the 44 Bridge on our way home from the lake.

So tonite I decided to go back down there for a quick spin around 6:00 pm & I finally found an eagle!!!

I was hanging out along the 44 Trail near Pond Perch & all of a sudden at 6:30, Guardian came flying in from the west & landed on the top perching spot on Pond Perch!!!

I couldn't believe it! I was so excited to see him!

There wasn't much light left, but I took a few shots of our handsome boy with my handy point & shoot camera!

Guardian didn't stay long, but when he took off he landed on his favorite Guarding Post lookout spot on the backside of the Turtle Bay Nest! I rode over there to check & sure enough there he was! It was getting dark so I had to get out of there, but it looked like Guardian might be spending the night there! That's a great sign that he is defending the Turtle Bay Nest!!! :thumlft:

And it looks like Guardian does still have some dark feathers on the sides of his eyes! I think it just shows up more in certain lighting!
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Re: Redding, CA - 2020-21 - Bald Eagle Cam

Post by Eaglewoman » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:47 pm

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Post by RitaR » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:29 am

Beautiful pictures Terri! You also had an eagle at the nest yesterday. Not sure who this is. Was around 9:15 am - 9:30 or so. This eagle chased away the magpies.
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Post by Philjo56France » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:48 pm

Merci Terri and RitaR for the pics :thumlft:
Another one to check the state of the nest (pics position)
10-20-2020 around 18h00
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Post by Eaglewoman » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:28 pm

Thank you so much Rita!!!!!!

I'm so sorry that I completely missed your exciting post!!! That is the BEST NEWS ever!!! I have been anxiously waiting for one of our Redding Eagles to check the nest out!

Someone on our FB page just posted that someone had seen an eagle in the nest on Sunday!!! Well now I see that someone was YOU!!! :thumlft:

Can't wait to see more of them in the coming weeks & months!

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Post by Philjo56France » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:19 pm

10-22-2020
4h before, around 18h nest time, a 20' visit. :woohoo:
Windy at the nest

First arrived Liberty/Guardian? whos begins some nestoration
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Post by Philjo56France » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:20 pm

cont
2020-10-23_07h13_35.jpg
2020-10-23_07h13_47.jpg
2020-10-23_07h14_04.jpg
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Post by Philjo56France » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:21 pm

Then arrived Guarfian/Liberty ?
2020-10-23_07h14_36.jpg
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Post by Philjo56France » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:24 pm

cont
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2020-10-23_07h15_49.jpg
2020-10-23_07h16_02.jpg
:rh: E9: 4 yo. E14 :rh:
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