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Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by MaryF » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:31 pm

HWF would like to welcome the Earth Conservation Corps (AKA Police academy) bald eagle nest for it's first year of coverage here on the forum. :hi:


Link to cam with log ~~ http://www.eaglecam.org/eagle-forum

Link to cam with chat ~~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqPTLkR ... e=youtu.be


Link to FB page ~~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/AnacostiaRaptors/about/

Link to cam 2 ~~ To access cam 2 hover over the lower right hand corner of the cam 1 screen. When you see an icon that looks like a small suitcase---click on it. This gives you the ability to toggle back and forth between the 2 cams :D


Liberty and Justice---the stars of this nest ---
KIDS   Liberty and Justice.jpg


THE POLICE ACADEMY NEST

In 2005, a pair of bald eagles, Liberty & Justice built their nest on the grounds of the Metropolitan Police Department in Southeast Washington, DC. The pair has raised two eaglets every year for the last 11 years.

This nest is 110 feet up on an oak tree.​


The nest and tree --
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Liberty, the female, has primary responsibility for incubating her eggs and caring for the young chicks. Justice, the male, has the crucial job of catching fish and bringing them for his mate and eaglets.

The adults, Lkiberty and Justice, were named by former Police Chief Cathy Lanier, on the day of the Boston Bombing. She called a press conference at the eagle's nest to name them.


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Post by MaryF » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:31 pm

Some history about this nest ~~


These eagles are an urban wildlife success story. Pollution forced bald eagles to abandon their last DC nest in 1946. Restoring the Bald Eagle as a nesting resident of their community was the dream of the teenage volunteers of the Earth Conservation Corps.

In 1994, the teenage volunteers of the Earth Conservation Corps launched a bold experiment to try to spur the return of the bald eagle as a nesting resident of our Nation's Capital.

In 1996 youths from the Earth Conservation Corps, under a permit from the Fish and Wildlife Service, began releasing 16 young bald eagles from Wisconsin at the National Arboretum in Washington in an attempt to restore the birds to the Anacostia region.

The Corps translocated 16 eaglets from nests in Wisconsin to an artificial "hack box" located in the U.S. National Arboretum. After being raised for six weeks at the Arboretum the juvenile eagles were released into the skies over Washington. Four eaglets were released every spring from 1994 to 1998. The eagle restoration efforts by the youth of the Earth Conservation Corps galvanized the entire city in their mission to restore the eagles' Anacostia River habitat.

At that time the Anacostia was one of the nation’s most polluted rivers and the communities along the river were some of its most violent. In subsequent years, several pairs of eagles have built nests along the river, and the Anacostia River is rebounding.

The Washington, DC nest of the famous pair, The President and First Lady, was also a result of these efforts. That nest is also here on the forum and is sponsered by the American Eagle Foundstion.


A map showing the location of this nest (yellow), the AEF nest (red), and where the eagles were originally released (blue).
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Re: Police Academy - Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by MaryF » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:31 pm

Stats for 2018 ~~

*Eggs laid -- Egg 31 -- Egg #1 -- February 7, 2018 !! Egg #2 -- February 11, 2018

*Eggs hatched -- Egg #1/ECC3 -- March 17, 2018 ~~ Egg #2/ECC4 -- March 19, 2018

* Named -- ECC3 -- Honor and ECC4 -- Courage

*Branched --ECC3/Honor - May 24, 2018 ~~ ECC4/Courage - May 26, 2018

*Fledged -- ECC3/Honor - May 31, 2018 (75 days old) ~~ ECC4/Courage - June 2, 2018 (75 days old)

*Last seen -- One was last seen on July 5th ~~ The second young eagle was last seen on July 8th. Fly high and free and have a wonderful eagle life Honor and Courage!!!


The 2018 eaglets courtesy of the ECC Cam --
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-- ECC3

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-- ECC4
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Post by MaryF » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:39 am

Dad posing proudly by his eaglets
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Watching Dad :love:
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Post by MaryF » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:45 am

I wondered at first if Mom had brown speckles in her head feathers---turns out she was digging around and came up looking like this :D
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Close up of a big eaglet puddle
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Hello there---what a bright eyed cutie!
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Post by MaryF » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:46 am

This little one has eaten very well!! Kapowie!!
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Post by KcShylo » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:46 am

Found these cuties this morning. Other nests have camera issues or like The Wetlands,
apparently are no longer available.

Approximately 8:43 a.m. nest time
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Post by MaryF » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:46 pm

There was a brief rain storrm where Dad played the "Pop tent". After the rain--the kids wanted out! :)
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Mom came in with a big fish and both parents were nearly up-ended by the wind. Dad waited for just the right time to take off.
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Dad took off being blown sideways and look at Mom hanging on in the wind! :holdon:
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Post by MaryF » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:52 pm

Lunchtime ---eating Mom's big fish
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Mom's "hair" blowing in the wind. Come on Mom---we are waiting!!
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A big old PS just before sunset.
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Post by MaryF » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:53 pm

A nice dinner before settling down for the night.
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Post by Sandy » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:52 am

Police Academy

First time posting on this site. I think this is the female on the nest.
Very blustery at the nest.
One eaglet is preening. Eaglet looks like his/her crop is full and not in need of food.
Cannot fully see the other eaglet because the female is blocking the view.
Looks like a large fish on the other side of the nest.
Very nice looking nest.

Enjoy your day.

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Post by MaryF » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:37 pm

Lunch time on the nest with Mom this afternoon (Thurs). Nice feeding with both eaglets getting lots of bites to enlarge their already full crops!! :)
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A chunk for the smaller eaglet
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A bite for the larger one too
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by KcShylo » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:46 am

Checking on the nest this am. Very interesting location. Sometimes so
windy it makes me dizzy to watch for more than a short minute.
Family all together, parents watching all the human traffic.
8:40 a.m. nest time
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Post by Sandy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:05 am

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Very blustery at the nest. One parent perched on a branch but keeping a close eye on the eaglets. Both eaglets resting but there is something flying above which caught there attention.

Enjoy your day.

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Post by Sandy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:19 am

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Still windy. Can hear people below. Parent with the eaglets in the nest.
Both eaglets sleeping and close to parent.

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Post by Sandy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:24 am

A couple screen shots of the parent and eaglets.

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Post by Sandy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:31 am

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Look at the size of the crop on the eaglet standing up.
No issues with food at this nest. Both eaglets are well feed.
Good providers.

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Post by Sandy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:08 pm

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Feeding taking place.
I believe this is Ma at the nest.
I did not witness any aggression between the eaglets which makes me believe there is a good food source in the area.
Feeding over and both eaglets have very large crops.

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Post by Sandy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:09 pm

Three more screen shsots

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Post by Sandy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:13 pm

Family photo.
Very blustery. I believe it is Pa hanging on to the branch.
Both eaglets are full and laying low. Hope they stay as low as possible in the nest.

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Post by MaryF » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:03 pm

It was a busy day in the nest on Friday! Lots of good meals too!


Too much cuteness---love the fuzzy "hair"!!
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Rocking back and forth and showing off those new yellow clown feet!
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Mom looks a bit awkward here ---she is swallowing the entire carcass of the leftover squirrel while the kids watch in awe! :D
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Post by Sandy » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:17 am

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Wind still blowing but not as hard as yesterday.
Both eaglets snuggled together and sleeping.
Ma standing tall and watching.
Not sure if breakfast has arrived.

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Post by Sandy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:58 am

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Another glorious day.
I believe this is ma perched on a limb.
Both eaglets laying in the center of the nest.
One eaglet was up and preening when he/she poked the other eaglet.
The other eaglet who looks to be the alpha eaglet bonked the other eaglet into submission. Poor sod.
Both are fine. There is a small difference in size but with plenty of food brought to the nest both eaglets are feed very well.
Crops on both eaglets are very small this morning so they must be waiting to be feed which of course makes them antsy with each other thus the bonking. But I could be wrong.

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Post by Sandy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:10 am

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Parent at the nest with the two eaglets.
Something has her attention as she was calling out and looking upwards.
Does not look like the eaglets have been feed.
Crops are empty.

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Post by Sandy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:16 am

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Parent just left the nest.
Both eaglets were grooming but then the smaller one lay down.
You can really see the difference in size.

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Post by MaryF » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:37 am

I opened the cam and right away BAM! Somebody was in a hurry ;)
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Smaller EEC3 has a huge crop. It sure ate well at the last feeding.
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EEC4 with a smaller crop was busy discovering it's big yellow clown feet! It was really wiggling those toes! :D
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by MaryF » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:51 am

Just saw this on FB! :roll:


Eagles4Kids.com
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Due to a situation beyond the control of Earth Conservation Corps. the cams will most likely be down today. We will keep you posted when they are live again. Sorry for the sudden withdraw of watching ECC3, ECC4,Liberty and Justice.


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DUE TO WEB SERVER ISSUES. THE EAGLETS, LIBERTY, AND JUSTICE ARE FINE

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Post by Sandy » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:29 pm

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Ma was keeping an eye on our eaglets and at one point looked like she was falling asleep or catching some shut eye.
Ma has since departed the nest and both eaglets, Liberty and Justice are sleeping.
Breezy at the nest but a nice day.

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