Blackwater NWR MD 2019-2020

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Blackwater NWR MD 2019-2020

Post by JudyB » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:45 pm

Friends of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Live Eagle Cam

Cam link - https://www.friendsofblackwater.org/camhtm2.html

Link to Osprey Cam where eagles perch in the off-season - https://www.friendsofblackwater.org/camhtm.html

Friends of Blackwater NWR Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/FOBNWR/

There are two cams - once you click Play you can switch between the overhead and side views.

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Update - it looks as if the eagles are not going to use the nest with the cams - but a pair of great horned owls may use it! We are seeing eagles on the Osprey Cam, so I think the thread is staying in the eagle area for now.

(Their original cam was one of the first ones I watched after Hornby and Sidney - happy to see them back online, though it is a different nest and almost certainly a different pair.)

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Post by Ferenz » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:01 am

Good morning Bev
December 11 - For those who missed our earlier announcement, the new Friends of Blackwater Eagle Cams are now live! We're in a new tree with two streaming video/audio cams pointed at the nest. Last year the nest saw two eaglets fledge, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that the couple will return for a new season.
https://www.facebook.com/FOBNWR/

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Post by JudyB » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:48 pm

Hi folks!

Well, I'd planned to spend some time watching the cam before now, but December got busy, and today was the first day I looked at the cams since setting up the thread. And this is what I saw, at 5:15 pm:
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It took me a moment to realize what I was seeing, but I knew immediately that it was not a bald eagle. I checked the Friends of Blackwater NWR Facebook page and discovered that since they installed the cams in November, they have only seen the female a couple of times, and haven't seen the male at all; as of December 30, the female was last seen on the nest on December 27.

And, again courtesy of Friends of Blackwater, while the eagles have been away, a pair of Great Horned Owls have been visiting the nest. They apparently lay their eggs in January or February - and as we have seen at other nests, they generally take over nests built by other birds - so if the eagles decided to switch to another nest, we may get to watch a pair of owls.

Here's a picture of today's visitor from the other cam - it was also taken at 5:15 so I think the time stamp is off.
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Post by Ferenz » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:33 am

Osprey nest with two Eagles perching...

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Post by IrishEyes » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:04 pm

Thanks Judy for setting up this nest thread and you and Ferenz for your posts here ..
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Post by IrishEyes » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:29 pm

WEDNESDAY , JANUARY 8, 2020

Hi Judy , Ferenz and everyone

8:21 pm
IR on and nest is empty
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Post by IrishEyes » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:34 pm

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The other day on the Blackwater Osprey Cam, in just one hour, we saw two mating Bald Eagles, crows, adult and juvie Turkey Vultures, and a visit from an immature Bald Eagle. What usually happens is the eagles bring in food, then a variety of other birds arrive to finish off the remains of the meal. It makes for an interesting parade of birds. You can see the cam live on our website:

:vid: https://www.facebook.com/FOBNWR/videos/ ... 127562330/


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Post by JudyB » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:36 am

January 21, 2020

We are still seeing the eagles (and some other wildlife) on the Osprey cam (and I've added that link to the opening post).
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We are not seeing them on the eagle cam - but according to posts on the Friends of Blackwater Facebook page, the great horned owls are spending time there, and they have a video of the male on the nest with food and the female coming to claim it:

https://www.facebook.com/FOBNWR/videos/ ... 750912413/
Video Courtesy of the Friends of Blackwater NWR


That does raise the administrative question of whether this cam belongs here, under eagle cams, or if it should be listed under owl cams. For now I'm leaving it here - but if the owls nest, I'd be tempted to move it to Owl Cams - or set up a new thread there and ask that this be limited to pictures of eagles on the osprey cam (until the osprey return to take over their platform). Or something.... :puzz:

Suggestions? Thanks!

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Post by IrishEyes » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:07 pm

JudyB wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:36 am
January 21, 2020

We are still seeing the eagles (and some other wildlife) on the Osprey cam (and I've added that link to the opening post).

2020021_010.jpg
Image Courtesy of the Friends of Blackwater NWR


We are not seeing them on the eagle cam - but according to posts on the Friends of Blackwater Facebook page, the great horned owls are spending time there, and they have a video of the male on the nest with food and the female coming to claim it:

https://www.facebook.com/FOBNWR/videos/ ... 750912413/
Video Courtesy of the Friends of Blackwater NWR


That does raise the administrative question of whether this cam belongs here, under eagle cams, or if it should be listed under owl cams. For now I'm leaving it here - but if the owls nest, I'd be tempted to move it to Owl Cams - or set up a new thread there and ask that this be limited to pictures of eagles on the osprey cam (until the osprey return to take over their platform). Or something.... :puzz:

Suggestions? Thanks!
Gosh Judy ! this is a real conundrum .. I would leave it for now and see what happens .. we are hoping the Osprey nest this season but that is a longshot IMO~ I have been wrong before !

Here is the last update Friends of Blackwater NWR
August 31, 2019:: A pair of ospreys did not use the nest in 2019. Based on the video, we believe a male osprey was defending the nest from other ospreys, but he did not nest there. We hope a pair will claim the nest in 2020. Ospreys return to the Refuge starting in March.[
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Post by JudyB » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:17 pm

Thanks, Bev - I've been busy trying to catch up on the less active eagle cams so hadn't looked at what they're saying about their osprey cam. I do remember that the osprey have had some challenging years here.

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Post by IrishEyes » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:43 pm

You are welcome Judy and looking forward to seeing what this season brings.. this is a beautiful cam :)
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