Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

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Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:48 pm

Welcome to 2019 -2020 season of the the Pittsburgh Hays Eagles :

Work in progress

This nest is in the Eastern Time Zone

Links to Cams with chat

http://aswp.org/pages/hays-nest

https://www.csecorporation.com/Pittsbur ... -Eagle-Cam

View of the nest
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Thank You HWF for featuring this cam on your website :ty:



THE FIRST NESTING PAIR OF BALD EAGLES IN PITTSBURGH IN OVER 150 YEARS

The Hays webcam is a collaborative project between CSE and Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania.

Information on the nest and camera project:
The nest has moved about 100 yards
The nest is about 6 feet in diameter
The camera will be pointing toward Pittsburgh, with the city skyline in the background
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We are utilizing a new camera that has a 36X optical zoom and overall better picture quality
The camera is approximately 40 feet away from the nest and mounted in a separate tree
The camera is mounted about 90 feet above the ground


Canon's video of the New cam install and Old cam removal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsPGDnblWnc

Link to last years nest thread

Weather Report
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/us/we ... pittsburgh

Link to Face BooK
https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Hay ... 542318161/
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:52 pm

Time Line


[*] Eagles Return


[*] Eggs Laid


[*] Eggs Hatched


[*] Chicks Named


[*]Branching


[*]Fledged


[*] Last Seen
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:56 pm

History of the Hays Eagle Nest

A pair of Bald Eagles are now nesting within 5 miles of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania along the Monongahela River near where the famed Carnegie Steel Homestead site once existed. Industrialization beginning in the 19th century led to extensive unregulated pollution of the rivers, which decimated fish populations that eagles feed on. For example, during a survey on Monongahela River in 1967, one scientist could find only one bluegill. As efforts to clean the waterways took effect over the past 30 years, 76 species of fish have been found in the Monongahela. Experts say it has probably been more than 250 years since Bald Eagles last nested along Pittsburgh's three rivers. As recently as the mid-1980s, there were just a few remaining nesting Bald Eagles pairs anywhere in Pennsylvania. This year marks 30 years since the reintroduction of Bald Eagles in Pennsylvania. With the help of the Canadian government, several agencies brought bald eagle chicks back to their states to reintroduce Bald Eagles. Today, Pennsylvania boasts more than 250 nests.

The Hays bald eagle pair first started nesting along the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh in 2013. A nest was observed by workers at the Keystone Iron and Metal Company. The pair successfully hatched one eaglet but on June 6, 2013 a strong storm blew the nest down and the parents successfully fledged the eaglet on the ground. The following year the Hays eagle pair built a new nest in the location it is today. A camera was installed on this new nest in December of 2013.

2019 Nest Information

The nest has moved about 100 yards
The nest is about 6 feet in diameter
The camera will be pointing toward Pittsburgh, with the city skyline in the background
We are utilizing a new camera that has a 36X optical zoom and overall better picture quality
The camera is approximately 40 feet away from the nest and mounted in a separate tree
The camera is mounted about 90 feet above the ground
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Re: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Nest ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:57 pm

Successful Eaglets Fledged
2013 2014 2016 2017 2018


Eaglet Egg Date Hatch Date Fledge Date
H1 ~3/11/2013 ~4/14/2013 ~6/29/2013
H2 2/19/2014 @ 4:45 PM 3/28/2014 @ 3:36 PM 6/21/2014 @ 8:45 PM
H3 2/22/2014 @ 4:18 PM 3/30/2014 @ 7:17 AM 6/20/2014
H4 2/25/2014 @ 6:39 PM 4/2/2014 @ 4:54 PM 6/27/2014 @ 10:14 AM
H5 2/13/2016 (early AM) 3/21/2016 @ 12:37 AM 6/10/16 @ 7:38 PM
H6 2/16/2016 @ 1:45 PM 3/22/2016 @ 9:40 PM 6/11/16 @ 2:36 PM
H7 2/19/2017 @ ~9:00 AM 3/27/2017 @ ~12:00 PM 6/13/2017 @ ~7:00 AM
H8 2/15/2018 @ 2:48 PM 3/23/2018 @10:01 AM 6/11/2018 @ 3:48 PM

Hays Cam Update 7/15/2019:
The camera will be streaming from 6 AM until 8:30 PM daily.
Egg #1: Laid 2/12 @ 6:45 PM, Egg not viable - did not hatch
Egg #2: Laid 2/15 @ 3:47 PM, Hatched 3/23 @ 1:14 PM, Fledged 6/11
Egg #3: Laid 2/18 @ 5:02 PM, Hatched 3/25 @ 3:51 PM, Fledged 6/16 @ 11:41 AM


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