Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2021/22

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Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2021/22

Post by MaryF » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:31 pm

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We at HWF welcome the Captiva/Sanibel Island cam for it's second year with us!! :thumlft:

YouTube link to the first cam (side view) -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZthnnbmX4oI


Connie and her former mate, Joe both feeding Hope and Peace. Thank you LadyHawk!
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The female eagle, Connie, has returned to the nest with her new mate, Martin.


This is from the cam operator and can be found under the cam on YouTube. This is different from last season when AEF was involved with the cam.

Captiva Eagle Cam now streaming via Window to Wildlife.

Connie is finally back in the nest! She has a new mate, Martin. We are excited to see this pair's bond grow and develop.

Coming Soon:
-Website with in-depth info on this nest and pair.
-AI and Machine Learning Research Projects.
-New YouTube Chat Features.
-Rodenticide Prevention Update & Plan. (A lot has been done to prevent future poisonings)
-2 More Cam Views.
-Osprey Cam from the same property!

A big thank you to Lori (https://www.instagram.com/loricovert) for starting the cams and allowing us to stream them.

We are excited to partner with CROW Clinic (http://www.crowclinic.org) One of the best rehab facilities in the nation. A lot more projects to come with them!

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Joe and Connie in happier times--Thanks to Ferenz
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Link to last season's thread -- viewtopic.php?f=44&t=530

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Post by MaryF » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:32 pm

,,Two beautiful eaglets both born on the same day last season a little less than 6 hours apart on Dec, 14th. :love:
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.Stats for 2021/22 ---

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*Last seen --

Hope and Peace --10 days old :rh: Thank you Ferenz
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Post by MaryF » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:32 pm

.Early excitement at the nest last season. This was from AEF---The AEF cam operators discovered a monofilament fishing line around one of the eaglets. Officials at AEF have contacted USFWS for permission to have CROW investigate and evaluate the eaglet's health. Upon permission, a trained CROW staff member will be lifted to the nest.

An excellent photo of the two eaglets posted by CROW on FB. How cute are these babies?
Photo is Courtesy of and property pf CROW.
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Later from CROW---CROW - Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.
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It has been quite an eventful day for the eagles at the Captiva Nest Cam!
The American Eagle Foundation camera operators discovered a monofilament line wrapped around one of the eaglets and contacted USFWS for permission to have the #CROWClinic investigate and evaluate the eaglet’s health. Once permission was obtained, CROW rehabber Katie M. was lifted to the nest to check on the eaglets and remove the monofilament.
We are happy to report the eaglets are well and through team efforts with AEF’s Connor O., she was able to remove not only the offending monofilament but also a hook attached to it. Special thank you to LCEC for providing assistance in getting Katie to the nest.

This was also shared by CROW ~~ "Mission Accomplished! Both eaglets are fine - no line around them - both eaglets were examined by vet tech - line was retrieved from nest.

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.Our first season with this cam ended early when we lost bot of our eaglets to rat poison. One of the parents brought a dead rat to the nest which the youngest eaglet consumed. As eagles will--no wasting food--parts of the dead eaglet were fed to the older eaglet resulting in a long and terrible death for that one.

This is from last year's thread ---

. We have lost our precious Peace to unknown causes later known to be rat poison) on January 13, 2021-- 30 days old. :cry1: Soar high and free baby eaglet. :brknhrt:

. Early this morning, January 24, 2021 at about 4 AM, (41 days old) we lost our other precious eaglet, Hope. We don't know how or why but I hope that she has been reunited with Peace! Soar high and free sweet baby eagles. We will miss you. :cry1: :brknhrt:

The eaglet's remains were retrieved by CROW for testing and cause of death was found to be rat poison!

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After all of the trauma of losing both beautiful eaglets at this nest we also lost Dad Joe. Poor Connie---what a year she has had. :( It seems that she has a brand new mate. Here is a note from the cam owner, Lori.


.Captiva Update - March 15, 2021 - Lori has named the new young male "Martin", a terrific name for Connie's new mate. Here is Lori's post from Instagram "Well...I guess it’s official. First Connie arrives at the nest...followed by her new young male partner. After an agonizing few weeks of praying for Joe’s return...I now feel ready to accept this new male in her life. Initially, I named our resident pair Connie and Joe, after my parents (Connie and Joe Peller). My parents had an extraordinary marriage (61 years) and a wonderful life together. Even though they passed in 2013 and 2016...there is not a day goes by that I don’t think of them both. They introduced us to the beautiful island of Captiva ...and it has become our home away from home! I struggled with what to name the male...as the only name that goes perfectly with Connie is Joe. But it turns out...there is one other...Martin. Martin was my Mom’s maiden name. So everyone...meet Martin...Connie’s new partner in life. They have been spending many early mornings and lazy late afternoon hours ...relaxing in the nest together. They seem very content and and relaxed. I pray that the drama for this nest has passed and the next season will be one of joy and peace!🙏"

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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2021/22

Post by MaryF » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:32 pm

. Here is a little information about the nest history. It was posted in chat by the AEF mods last season. Although Joe is no longer with us the history still pertains to the nest. ---

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This is a pretty good sized nest that is tucked between to large "trunks" of the upper part of the nest tree. Here is Connie on her eggs last season.
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Post by MaryF » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:32 pm

.Here are two different views of the nest and the nest tree. You can see the two trunks that are in the middle of the nest. Both photos are property of and copyright AEF.
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This shot is farther away and shows how close to the water the nest is---what a view they must have from up there.
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Post by MaryF » Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:15 pm

. Connie at the nest today. Martin flew off before I could get both of them. :D
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Post by ondabebe » Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:57 am

Both Connie and Martin in at 2:53:51
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Post by ondabebe » Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:59 am

Connie and Martin arrive on the Nest at 7:15am for early morning inspection of it.
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Post by ondabebe » Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:55 pm

Lunch on the Nest 1:40pm
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Post by ondabebe » Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:42 am

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Post by ondabebe » Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:08 pm

2021-10-11 6:03:39
Connie and Martin at the Nest
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Post by SueB » Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:21 pm

Good Afternoon Everyone! I just saw this nest being documented and thought I would check it out as this nest is nearby to me. Maybe one day will go to the area to see if it's visible from a safe distance. Some visits today....

12:08 pm - both were at the nest...the one up on the branch came in about 12:02 pm, then the other announced their arrive a bit later
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Still hot here....in the 90's and feels a bit hotter in the sun....the adult on the nest with their beak open and wings out to try to cool down a bit
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About 10 minutes later the one flew off, followed less than a minute later by the other...heading out toward the water
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Post by SueB » Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:25 pm

5:44 pm - I didn't see anything else on the tape until this time when, what I assume is a Pileated Woodpecker was there for a split second before one of the eagles came in....looks like a big eagle so assuming it's Connie, but I'm not familiar enough to know for sure. They stood there looking around for quite a while....then flew off around 6:14 pm.
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Post by ondabebe » Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:17 am

2021-10-13
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Connie in with lunch
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Post by ondabebe » Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:18 am

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Post by ondabebe » Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:14 am

2021-10-14
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It was very intense on the Captiva Nest yesterday with another Bald Eagle attacking Connie and Martin. Connie and Martin defended it well but as of right now another Eagle spent the night on the nest and we have not seen Connie or Martin since yesterday.
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Post by ondabebe » Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:29 am

2021-10-15
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The other Eagle that spent then night right before it left.
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Post by ondabebe » Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:50 am

2021-10-15
9:58AM

Not sure but I think it was Connie who brought the fish in. Not much later she gets a visitor who thinks she wants to share. She eventually wing slaps the Eagle off the nest
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Post by ondabebe » Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:30 am

2021-10-16
The drama at the Captiva Nest continues with several different eagles coming to the nest over the past few days since the fight on the nest with Martin and Connie. Connie has been to the nest over the past two days but it is unclear if one of the eagles is Martin since he is her new mate and no one is that sure on his markings yet.

Few pictures over the past days of the other eagles and Connie.
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Post by ondabebe » Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:33 am

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Post by ondabebe » Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:54 am

2021-10-17

Eagle arrives at 1:10:42 to spend the night at the nest. Does not appear to be Connie or Martin
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Post by ondabebe » Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:55 am

20-10-17
8:45am

Eagle on the Nest. This one appears to be the same one from yesterday at 10:00am. No show of Connie or Martin yet.
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Post by ondabebe » Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:04 am

2021-10-19
7:00Am

Windy Morning on the Nest and no one home.
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Post by ondabebe » Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:57 am

Update on Overhead Cam

Windows of Wildlife on Chat today when asked about the overhead Cam replied that they hope to have it working by the end of the Month. So there should be one for this season as in the past.

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