Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

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Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by RitaR » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:14 am

Welcome to the Big Bear Bald Eagle Nest at Big Bear Lake near Fawnskin in the San Bernadino National Forest, inland from Los Angeles.
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The cam is up and running with chat thanks to the Friends of Big Bear Valley.

Link to the cam at YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBQhLAIBTH0

Friends of Big Bear Valley Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Big ... e_internal

I'm adding in a special Thank You to Dr. Peter Sharpe and IWS for helping the Big Bear Eagle cam in previous years.

Here is the link to the Archive's for last year's forum:
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by RitaR » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:16 am

History of the nest can be found here at the Friends of Big Bear Valley website.

https://friendsofbigbearvalley.org/eagl ... e-history/

What they don't have listed is the 2019 nesting season. Jackie and new mate Shadow had two beautiful eaglets, Simba and Cookie. Unfortunately we lost Cookie to hypothermia due to some horrible snow and rain storms on 5/27/2019. Simba fledged on July 23, 2019.

Shadow was a young eagle Dad with many dark feathers still at the beginning of the 2019 season. Here is a photo of that was posted by Ferenz on 12-26-2018. Pretty easy to tell which eagle Shadow is.
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Here is current photo of Shadow and Jackie posted by Maddy on 12-29-2019.
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by RitaR » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:30 am

SEASON SUMMARY

Eggs laid: Egg #1 January 8th around 5:35 pm, Egg #2 January 11th around 5:08 pm
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:03 am

Thank you very much Rita! :Cool:
January 4th
The morning reports of the day are hear: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=341&start=8400
A video of Jackie's morning visit: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Friends-of- ... e_internal
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Jackie flies in with a stick, places it then lies in the nest bowl, her typical routine as of late :)
She doesn't stay long and heads to the front perch, flying off shortly after.

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Now that it's early January, we're officially on EGG-WATCH 2020! For most years that this eagle territory has been active, eggs have been laid during the first two weeks of January. Last year's egg-laying in March was the oddity. We're Egg-cited! Are you?
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:19 pm

12:15 pm it is 50°F, sunny and windy - 8 mph
12:24 pm Jackie brings some hay
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12:25 pm
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she is looking around
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:36 pm

12:25 pm Jackie lies down, she is watching something
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12:26 pm Shadow lands with some nesting material
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:00 pm

12:26 pm Jackie is trying to get some nesting material from Shadow
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12:27 pm
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:20 pm

12:28 pm both are busy
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then Shadow moves to the exit branch
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they are watching something
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:29 pm

12:29 pm
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Jackie lies down
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:35 pm

12:30 pm Shadow is moving sticks, Jackie is watching birds flying around
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12:31 pm Jackie gets up
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:45 pm

12:31 pm they are watching something
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12:34 pm
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12:35 pm
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:55 pm

12:35 pm they keep looking around
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12:36 pm
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12:37 pm
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:14 pm

12:38 pm watching something
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Shadow is moving to the exit branch
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:35 pm

12:38 pm Shadow is taking off
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12:39 pm Jackie is watching something
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12:40 pm
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:55 pm

12:42 pm Jackie lies down
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then she gets up and starts moving the nesting material that Shadow bought in
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12:43 pm
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:03 pm

12:43 pm Jackie is ready lie down again
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12:44 pm and she does it
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1:02 pm she is watching something
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:11 pm

1:32 pm Jackie is watching something
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1:37 pm
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then she gets up and moves closer to the exit branch
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:23 pm

1:37 pm Jackie is moving to the exit branch
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1:38 pm she is taking off
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:15 pm

4:17 pm it is 50°F, sunny and not much wind
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4:58 pm Jackie is coming back
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she is taking care of the bowl
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:04 pm

4:58 pm Jackie lies down
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she is moving nesting material in front of her
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4:59 pm then she gets up
and takes care of the bowm
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:14 pm

5:00 pm Jackie lies down again
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5:04 pm she is looking around
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and then she gets up
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:38 pm

5:05 pm IR light goes on
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5:05 pm
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and Jackie lies down again
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:47 pm

5:05 pm Jackie gets up again and repositions
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5:09 pm she is looking around
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5:10 pm
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:00 pm

5:11 pm Jackie is watching something
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then she gets up again and makes the bowl softer
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and then she repositions
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:35 pm

5:12 pm Jackie is moving things in front of her
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5:13 pm she keeps herself busy :D
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5:14 pm
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:47 pm

5:15 pm Jackie is still busy
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and now she is looking around
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5:16 pm she gets up and moves closer to the exit branch
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:58 pm

5:16 pm Jackie jumps to the exit branch
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and lands on it
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she is moving around on it
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5:17 pm and then she is taking off
and there are calls of her I think
5:18 pm and of Shadow a bit later, they are not that close
5:19 pm and they are still calling
9:16 pm it is 31°F, clear with periodic clouds and no wind
9:43 pm more calls again
10:22 pm more calls
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Philjo56France » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:26 pm

Goodnight/ morning everyone, bonjour Maddy, …!
22h23 Quiet at the empty nest
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:rh: E9 :rh: 3 yo. :rh: E14 :brknhrt: 26 do forever.
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Post by Maddy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:20 pm

Bonjour Philippe!
Want to let everybody know that I'll be absent all day tomorrow. So I want to post High Wind Warning now
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SUNDAY TO NOON PST TUESDAY...
Northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 60 mph. Isolated gusts to 70 mph at the most wind prone locations. The Santa Ana winds will be strongest Sunday night and Monday at the usual wind prone sites.
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Re: Big Bear CA Eagle Cam - 2019-2020

Post by Maddy » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:27 am

January 5th
Good morning everybody!
the cam stopped running at 5:01 am
7:00 am it's 27°F, sunny and no wind
7:41 am the cam is on
11:10 am Jackie is in
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11:11 am she is looking around
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and she lies down
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