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Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by photofun » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:34 am

Welcome to the Hanover Bald Eagle cam in Codorus State Park Hanover in York County Pennsylvania. The eagles names are Freedom (male) and Liberty (Female)
Helpful ID guides below to tell them apart. This is the sixth season of nesting with the cams installed. Thanks to HDonTap for taking over the nest and setting up new cams to allow us to continue watching this nest.

Back on October 26, 2018 it was reported in the Evening Sun (https://www.eveningsun.com/story/news/2 ... 761778002/) the following: The Pennsylvania Game Commission is no longer overseeing the Hanover bald eagle cam that has monitored a pair of eagles — viewers have nicknamed them "Freedom" and "Liberty" — that live in Codorus State Park.

The commission held the permit to the livestream, so if another group wants to continue the livestream it would have to apply for a permit, said Travis Lau, the director of communications at the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

There are a few reasons that the PGC is discontinuing involvement with the eagle cam, according to Lau:

The tree that the nest is in has a crack. The nest has also cracked. So there is no telling the future of either.
The location of the tree and nest make it difficult to get access to the camera for maintenance.
The commission is short staffed and it takes resources to be educators about what goes on in the feed.

The nest was supported and new cams were installed with new views this season. The two views link are below. One of the cams is a PTZ cam also which will be nice! IR on both cams as well, what a treat!


https://hdontap.com/index.php/video/str ... t-live-cam

Views of cams below, hit the arrow for other views
hec 12 28 19 001.jpg
then click on the two views
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by photofun » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:34 am

This is the sixth season of this nest cam. This pair of bald eagles has made its home in Codorus State Park, just outside Hanover, in rural York County, Pennsylvania. They got their names through a contest where local people voted on names. Mom is Liberty and Dad is Freedom. They have been nesting in this tree for about 15 yrs now but there is not a lot of history on the nest before the camera was installed and started broadcasting in 2015. The nest is 75' up in an oak tree.

History of the nest starting 2015


2015 Season Season 1
2 eggs were laid
2/14 @ 5:50 pm
2/17 @ 4:45 pm

Hatch
3/24 egg #1 hatched on day 38 H 1
3/25 egg #2 hatched on day 36 H2

Fledged- An eaglet jumped up on the cam and pushed it down so we were not able to see much action and also there was PS on the lens
around 6/14-6/19 both left the nest.

2016 Season 2 Another cam was installed with sound and IR. Great views!

2 eggs were laid
2/18 @ 3:13pm
2/21 @ 4:15pm

Hatch
3/28 #1 egg (?) 39 days H3
egg # 2 did not hatch

3/30 eaglet passed away
After about 91 days the egg finally was destroyed.
May 31st part of the nest collapsed.


* Cam on -- End of December

STATS FOR 2017 Season 3

* 2 Eggs laid --
Egg #1 - Feb. 10th, 5:46PM
Egg #2 - Feb 13th, 5:13PM

* Eggs hatched --
Egg #1 - March 20th about 6:30 Am (Happy Spring!) H4
Egg #2 -March 21st about 12:36PM Smile H5

* Branched --

* Fledged -- -
H4 6/7/2017
H3 6/8/17

* Last seen --
Cams turned off 7/11/17


STATS FOR 2018 Season 4 2018---

CAMS ON - JANUARY 5, 2018

*Egg # 1 2/20
Egg #2 2/23

***EGGS DESTROYED AFTER BEING LEFT UNATTENDED DURING A SNOW EVENT AND NEST TAKE OVER BY A FEMALE INTRUDER

*Eggs hatched --- XX

*Branched --- XX

*Fledged --- XX

* Last seen --- XX

Cams turned off --- May 4, 2018
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Stats for season 5 2019

Egg #1 2/26 @ 5:07pm
Egg# 2 3/1 @ 6:23pm

Eggs Hatched.... Egg #1 4/4 Day 36 H6 (Stars)
... Egg #2 4/6 Day 35 H7 (Stripes)


Branched......

Fledged......6/18 Stars fludged/knocked off nest (75 days) 6/23 came back to nest (80 days), 6/30 Stripes fledged on its own (85 days)
Big nest collapse on left side on 8/2/19 both were on the nest

Last seen on cam.....August 6, 2019

Cams turned off.... August 7, 2019
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Post by photofun » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:35 am

Watching the eagles is fun but sometimes it is hard to tell which one is which. Obviously the one that lays the egg is the female but after that it get hard to tell. Here are a few indicators to help you identify them. Even then it sometimes is hard. Females generally brood the eggs and eaglets over night. Our nest here is no different.

Dad or Freedom has a notch in his neck line, can be seen most of the time but not always. He also has a lighter colored bib area on his chest. His wing tips or the primaries are shorter then Mom's and when crossed on the back do not extend to the tail. The last two seasons he had a notch in the middle of his tail feathers and when on the nest his tail width is wider then moms

hec 2 2 19 005 dad's neck line and bib.jpg
hec 2 4 19 012 Dads wing and tail view.jpg
hec 1 3 19 011 Freedom.jpg
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Mom or Liberty is larger as most females are. Her neckline can look straight but it has a little rise in the middle an inverted U. Her wing tips almost touch the end of her tail and she doesn't always cross them. When she is on the nest her tail feathers compact thinner then dad's, sometimes she tucks her wing tips under the tail.
hec 2 13 19 004 mom on nest with wing tips.jpg
hec 2 19 19 009 moms neckline.jpg
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hec 1 3 19 018 Liberty.jpg
hec 1 3 19 018 Liberty.jpg (89.63 KiB) Viewed 1708 times

And Liberty on the left and Freedom on the right, size comparison.
hec 1 19 19 005 compares size of Liberty and Freedom.jpg
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by photofun » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:35 am

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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by photofun » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:35 am

Enjoy the cams and this forum, please be kind and please help yourself to posting pics and updates when you see them. This is a great place to share our love of the Hanover eagles! With this new view we can actually see the lake below on the right and at this moment both eagles are perched in a tree that we never saw them before. This new cam is nice!

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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by Philjo56France » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:13 pm

Goodnight/ morning everyone, Bonjour Lynne, ...!
and merci Lynne :huggie:
Old pics to follow the presence of Liberty and Freedom and their work Inside the nest during the last days
2019-12-19
2018-12-19_13h56_10.jpg
12-20
2018-12-20_07h40_23.jpg
12-21
2018-12-21_08h15_50.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by Philjo56France » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:15 pm

12-21
2018-12-21_13h22_41.jpg
12-22 Nothing moved before but we wan see some different sticks's position in the nest
2018-12-22_07h32_21.jpg
2018-12-22_13h22_55.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by Philjo56France » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:20 pm

Many things change now so ou eagle went in the nest
12-23
2018-12-23_07h29_09.jpg
12-24
2018-12-24_10h09_58.jpg
12-25
2018-12-25_11h01_22.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by Philjo56France » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:21 pm

Some différences here too
12-27
2018-12-27_07h55_01.jpg
12-28
2018-12-28_08h23_43.jpg
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by Philjo56France » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:26 pm

and now, about Liberty and Freedom's presence
2019 12-19
I"m sure both were there, one on the lower left part of the sreen and the second one in the high right part of the screen
2018-12-19_13h58_20.jpg
12-21 one is here
2018-12-21_13h21_39.jpg
12-22 Nobody but i like the colours and the fog below
2018-12-22_13h22_20.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by Philjo56France » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:27 pm

12-26 Can you see Liberty and Freedom ?
2018-12-26_13h43_37.jpg
2018-12-26_13h44_15.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:30 pm

2019-12-27
and finally, the "Graal" !
First was Freedom in the nest then followed by Liberty
2018-12-27_13h12_15.jpg
2018-12-27_13h12_25.jpg
2018-12-27_13h12_32.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by Philjo56France » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:31 pm

Here is Liberty too
2018-12-27_13h13_14.jpg
2018-12-27_13h13_31.jpg
2018-12-27_13h13_41.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by Philjo56France » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:32 pm

12-27.
2018-12-27_13h14_49.jpg
2018-12-27_13h15_05.jpg
2018-12-27_13h15_16.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by Philjo56France » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:35 pm

Goodnight/ morning everyone, bonjour Lynne, …!
01h12 Empty nest
2018-12-29_07h13_00.jpg
02h33 Nobody insight there too
2019-12-29_08h34_29.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:43 am

07h40 just the time to catch a partial visitor
2019-12-29_13h41_16.jpg
2019-12-29_13h41_23.jpg
and this one to compare the future progress/difference inside the nest
2019-12-29_13h46_00.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:51 pm

Goodnight/ morning everyone, bonjour Lynne, …!
01h49 Very Foggy tonight
2019-12-30_07h49_46.jpg
and very wet too Inside the empty nest
2019-12-30_07h50_22.jpg
Last edited by Philjo56France on Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:05 am, edited 2 times in total.
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Post by Philjo56France » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:49 am

07h46 there were nobody home tonight
2019-12-30_13h47_38.jpg
2019-12-30_13h48_11.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:39 pm

Good night/morning everyone !
on in the the "Hd on Tap" chat sayd: " PRanfone 5h ago: No action here today? Ah, that's disappointing, but tomorrow's another day! Goodnight folks and SEDs! "
01h36 Nobody's insight
2019-12-31_07h37_32.jpg
2019-12-31_07h38_28.jpg
10h01
2019-12-31_16h02_32.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Post by Philjo56France » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:28 pm

2020 ! Happy New Year and "Bonne Année" Everyone !
Goodnight/ morning everyone !
01h26 Windy tonight in the empty nest
2020-01-01_07h27_18.jpg
07h35
2020-01-01_13h36_47.jpg
07h39 One of the adult is in the right tree
2020-01-01_13h40_34.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Post by Philjo56France » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:46 am

from the HDonTap chat
Both were in the nest earlier, thanks to Hoss13
2020-01-01_13h44_59.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Post by photofun » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:36 am

Happy New Year and Bonne annee Philjo and all... Thanks for the great shots Philjo, I haven't had much time to check in until now but they look great from your photos. Hope to catch them live soon! :thumlft:
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by Philjo56France » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:49 pm

Goodnight/ morning everyone, bonjour, Lynne, …!
Nice to see you Lynne and Happy New Year to you too !
01h44 New pt of view
2020-01-02_07h45_22.jpg
and empty nest
2020-01-02_07h46_59.jpg
I took this one also from the HDonTap chat
Thanks to Kat from TheHat
2020-01-02_07h48_23.jpg
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by Philjo56France » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:46 am

at 07h33 a quick visit with sticks, thanks to Kat From TheHat
2020-01-02_13h44_32.jpg
and Liberty is still in the nest at 07h41
2020-01-02_13h43_05.jpg
2020-01-02_13h43_37.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by Philjo56France » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:51 am

07h46 Freedom on a branch and he was already on the previous pic too
2020-01-02_13h47_39.jpg
2020-01-02_13h48_56.jpg
Waht is the problem below, or inside the nest, birds, squirrels, mice ?
2020-01-02_13h49_05.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Post by Philjo56France » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:53 am

cont
2020-01-02_13h49_27.jpg
2020-01-02_13h49_56.jpg
and Freedom is back with a stick
2020-01-02_13h52_08.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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Re: Hanover, PA Eagle cam 2019/2020

Post by Philjo56France » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:55 am

and last 3
2020-01-02_13h54_13.jpg
2020-01-02_13h54_40.jpg
2020-01-02_13h54_56.jpg
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14, ND12 :rh:
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