Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

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Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:15 am

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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=LaJFfk0ENgc

The cam link seems to change often!!

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



"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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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 -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:15 am

. NEST STATS FOR 2019 ---

* Eggs laid -Egg #1 - Feb, 20, 2019, 3:14 pm ~~ Egg #2 - Feb, 23, 2019, 5:40 pm

* Eggs hatched -- Egg 1 hatched on 3/30/19 at 7:59 am, Egg 2 hatched on 3/31/19 at 11:50 am

* Branched --

* Fledged --

* Last seen --





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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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A total of 23 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

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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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:15 am

. 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.


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

After some close looks at the bands it appears the male eagle was banded in NJ in 1999 and is either from a nest in southern NJ or warren county NJ. Please let us and the state fish and wildlife non-games species department know if you see the 2nd # on the green leg band on the eagles foot (the state leg band format for 1999 is A5X, with the X being the unknown last digit).

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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:16 am

.Wonderful information on the founding of the host "park" and the Duke family

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Farms
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by MaryF » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:34 pm

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DF   Dad on nest  3-3-19.jpg
Not sure which parent this is on the nest. :%:

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Mom on the nest and it's starting to snow!


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Nearly midnight and look at poor Mom under all that snow!! It's snowing hard---big fluffy flakes
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by gemini » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:54 am

A new chick here overnight!

As I was working on the forum site index, I stumbled onto this!
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by gemini » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:57 am

I'm Here!
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by JudyB » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:16 am

Wonderful news! Glad you caught that, gemini!

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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by gemini » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:18 am

8:07 am PDT Second eaglet hatched on 3/31/19 at 11:50 am for double the cuteness!
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by jwin36 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:24 am

:wave: Hi,
Just stopped by the nest to visit and caught the end of a feeding. :yes: Both eaglets were being fed and were well behaved.
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:bye 1:
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by jwin36 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:06 am

Checking in and it seems that all is well.
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Head sticking out
Wiggly eaglet was poking h/her head out. Anxious to get on with the day.
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by jwin36 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:36 am

Hi, :wave:
Caught the end of a feeding this AM. The nest is loaded with fish. :thumlft: There is such a visible difference between these two now :yes: . I should get used to that but I am still amazed at how they grow up and become adults.
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End of feeding
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Just before they cuddle together for that after meal nap
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by jwin36 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:26 am

All seems well this morning. These 2 look like very curious little eaglets.
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by jwin36 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:43 am

Good morning
Morning feeding and both are getting lots of bites. :yes: Did not see any bonking.
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Two very adorable chicks. :rh: :rh:
:bye 1:
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by jwin36 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:53 am

As large as I know this nest is, it looks small from this angle.
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Look small don't they
I really love this tree that this nest is in. It is a beautiful sycamore. :rh: perfect for a nest. :yes: When I was young we had a large sycamore with a swing. Memories. :roll:
:bye 1:
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by jwin36 » Sat May 04, 2019 4:14 am

These two are growing up. Very even tempered eaglets.
Not too fond of the camera angle but better than nothing.
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They are resting comfortably before their new day begins.
I have seen lots of food on this nest. :thumlft:
:bye 1:
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by jwin36 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:48 am

Fledge this morning. Chat says it was the male. :woohoo:
:bye 1:
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2019

Post by gemini » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:49 am

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