Standley Lake Regional Park CO Eagles 2018 + 2019

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Standley Lake Regional Park CO Eagles 2018 + 2019

Post by JudyB » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:28 am

Thanks to golden1 for discovering this cam and pulling together most of the information in these opening posts!

Admin Note - I'm continuing this thread into 2019 as there aren't many posts. ~JudyB

Link to the Cams: http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/eaglecam

Standley Lake Eagles Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/406544559724220/

Colorado is in the mountain time zone.

This cam is in Westminster, Colorado. The nest is on the Northwest edge of the Park. It has been here since 1993. Once the eagles started to construct their nest, the area was closed off so that the nesting pair of eagles would not be disturbed. They have produced 2 eaglets each year since 1994. However, in 2016, they raised three eaglets. After the 2016 nesting season, the adults built a new nest in the next tree to the northeast of the original nest.

The camera system was installed in the Fall of 2016. "The Standley Lake Eagle cam was installed in the Fall of 2016 by a team of City of Westminster Open Space staff, the Company View Into the Blue, and United Power, who donated all their time and man power to install it. The pole was placed between the new nest and the old nest." This is a solar powered camera system. There is no night view and no audio.

2017 was the first year we were able to view the nest, and the parents again raised three eaglets. The cam went down before they fledged, but local observers reported seeing all three branching, and later seeing all three perched nearby - so a good first year on cam!

Eggs are usually laid in the first two weeks of February. Eaglets hatch in March and fledge by mid June. The juveniles usually leave the area by October or November.
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Full Nest, May 3, 2017, s'cap by golden1

2017-2018 Season:
  • eggs laid: February 26, 6:11 pm; March 1, 4:39 pm; March 4, 6:01 pm
  • hatched: April 7 or 8, seen April 9 at 6:33 am; other eggs didn't hatch
  • named:
  • fledged: June 27
  • last seen: latest screenshot I found was August 17
Link to last year's thread for this nest on our old forum

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Post by JudyB » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:29 am

Installation of the cam

Installing the pole.
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Camera on the pole, but is sideways as the cam is at the top of the pole.
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Here is the set up as completed.
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Post by JudyB » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:29 am

The Standley Lake eagles laid their first egg February 26 at 6:11 pm.

Elfruler Elf captured the moment, and gave us permission to post a link to her video and to post the two screenshots taken from it below - thanks, Elf!

:vid: Standley Lake CO Bald Eagles, First Egg 2-26-18

Mom fluffs up as she prepares to lay the egg
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And Dad arrives just before the big event!
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Post by JudyB » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:47 am

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

9:20 - 9:30 am, mountain time

A few shots of the adults. They weren't incubating, but were definitely keeping an eye on their first egg.
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Post by JudyB » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:48 am

10:43 am

The camera didn't get up to the branch in time, but from what I could observe, I'm pretty sure they were working on the next egg. :love:
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A nice look at their territory, and them surveying it.
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Re: Standley Lake Regional Park CO Eagles 2018

Post by snowman1 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:28 am

Any word on the second egg?

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Post by golden1 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:01 pm

Second egg arrived at 3/1 2018 at 4:39pm We are pretty sure the third egg was laid in a very windy nest on 3/4/18 at approximately 6:01pm.

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Post by JudyB » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:04 pm

Welcome,snowman1 - and thanks for the question! I hadn't taken time to check on this pair recently.

And welcome golden1 - and thank you for the answer!

Nice to see three eggs again this year!

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Re: Standley Lake Regional Park CO Eagles 2018

Post by Debs » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:03 pm

March 25, 2018

Good Afternoon Standley Friends

Donna, Judyb and Snowman1 :bye 1:

This is a beautiful eagle nest love the view and the area ... it's a beautiful park.

Incubating
March 25 New Nest with a cam.JPG
Wide angle view
March 26 145 pm road view.JPG
Lake View
March 26 140 pm lake view.JPG

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Post by Debs » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:26 pm

:vid:

Incubating Three Eggs - Tour of Area - Standley Bald Eagle Nest - March 25, 2018
https://youtu.be/LrtHkLeaA-U

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Re: Standley Lake Regional Park CO Eagles 2018 + 2019

Post by JudyB » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:40 pm

2018 Summary

Only one of the eggs hatched (the cam page said the other two were either infertile or non-viable, which suggests to me they weren't disrupted during incubation, but I wasn't watching so don't know that for sure); according to the cam page, the hatch occurred Saturday, April 7 and was announced by the cam operator on April 8; there were cam issues and bad weather over the weekend, so the eaglet was first seen and recorded on cam at 6:33 am. That eaglet thrived, and fledged on June 27. He or she was seen visiting the nest often through July, and the latest screenshot I found was August 17 (though visits were less frequent then).

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Post by JudyB » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:41 pm

2019 Nesting Season

Unfortunately the cam is not working as of mid-January. The operators are trying to find a way to fix it remotely, but if they can't do that, they won't be able to visit the site until August or September, when the eagles leave. I think there are some folks who can view the nest from a safe distance, so hopefully there will be updates on Facebook whether or not there is a cam.

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Re: Standley Lake Regional Park CO Eagles 2018 + 2019

Post by JudyB » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:53 pm

February 18, 2019

I just checked their facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1824193774497204/), and the camera is still down, and the rangers are reporting that the eagles seem to be actively working on their original nest, and are not yet incubating.

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