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By: Windsong (offline) on Monday, October 09 2017 @ 05:27 PM EDT (Read 291 times)  
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Could there be a more perfect place for this bald eagle cam than in the Capitol of the US--Washington, D.C.? We would like to welcome you to our third year of coverage of the AEF's eagle cam which is located in the Arboretum in the nation's capitol.

LINK TO BOTH CAMS -- http://www.dceaglecam.org/

LINK TO 2017 THREAD -- 2016/17 Thread Click Here


Click on image to download - Mr President sheltering The First Lady and the eggs
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In 2014, this pair Bald Eagles chose a tulip poplar tree for their nest - hopefully we will see some of the flowers - in the Azalea section overlooking the Anacostia River high above Mount Hamilton at the U.S. National Arboretum. The beautiful National Arboretum is operated by the United States Department of Agriculture. This is the first Bald Eagle pair to nest in this there since 1947. This "patriotic" cam may be watched 24/7.

The pair of eagles in this nest have been named "Mr. President" and "The First Lady"

Both The President and First Lady here---some helpful ways to ID them

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By: Windsong (offline) on Monday, October 09 2017 @ 05:27 PM EDT  
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Click on image to download - Washington Family 2017
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STATS FOR 2018 ---

* Cam on --

* Eggs laid --

* Eggs Pipped --

* Eggs hatched --

* Named --

* Branched --

* Fledged --

* Last seen --

Click on image to download - young chicks
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Click on image to download - eaglets being feed at about a month old
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Some Special Moments from the 2018 Season
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By: Windsong (offline) on Monday, October 09 2017 @ 05:28 PM EDT  
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About the nest ---


Click on image to download -- The nest tree and the nest
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There isn't much history on this nest as it was a new one in 2014. This pair fledged one eaglet in 2015 after which the American Eagle Foundation went together with the National Arboretum to install 2 HD cams near the top of the nest tree. The cams are totally powered by a solar array. This solar array was built by Alfred State College, SUNY College of Technology and was partially funded by the Department of Energy and Environment.

In 2016 2 eggs were laid and the resulting eaglets Freedom (D2) and Liberty (D3) successfully fledged on May 26th and 29th.
In 2017 2 eggs were laid and the resulting eaglets Honor (D4) and Glory (D5) successfully fledged on June 22th and June 19th.


Click on image to download -- Map of the National Arboretum where the nest is located somewhere in the lower left corner in the Azalea section.
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A quote from Al Cecere: “Live-streaming cameras that feature our nation’s symbol in our nation’s capital … you can’t get much more American than that,” American Eagle Foundation Founder and President Al Cerere said in a news release. “It’s a great addition to our Nest Cam Program and we hope it brings joy to a lot of people.”


Click on image to download -- The "eagle gate" blocking folks from getting too close to the nest.
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By: Windsong (offline) on Monday, October 09 2017 @ 05:28 PM EDT  
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The beautiful view from the nest ---

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A few recent articles concerning this nest cam --


http://time.com/4225917/bald-eagles-nes ... d=homepage


Click on image to download -- June 21, 2017 Honor and Glory on their favorite perch together
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We all watched with bated breath on April 20, 2017 when Honor become stuck in the nest, was rescued and successfully returned home the next day.
*Honor gets foot stuck and has to be rescued - Arp 20th - 7am
*Honor ok and returned to the nest - Arp 21st - 4:58pm


The solar panels that provide power for the cam

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ABOUT THE DC EAGLE CAM PROJECT

In 2015, American Eagle Foundation staff traveled to D.C. to install state-of-the-art cameras, infrared lighting, and other related equipment in-and-around the nest tree with the help of volunteers and experienced tree climbers. The USDA's U.S. National Arboretum ran a half-mile of fiber optic cable to the cameras' ground control station, which connects the cameras to the internet. The entire system is powered by a large mobile solar array (containing several deep cycle batteries) that was designed and built by students and staff from Alfred State College, SUNY College of Technology and was partially funded by the Department of Energy and Environment. USNA has implemented a backup generator that will kick in if prolonged inclement weather causes the solar array to provide insufficient power to the system. In 2016, APEX Electric, Inc. (Kenmore, Washington) traveled to DC to assist the AEF in successfully installing audio equipment in and around the nest tree.

In 2017, a microphone was installed, further enhancing the experience for our viewers. It was a treat hearing the sounds of the nest tree, especially the vocalizations of the eagles.





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By: Windsong (offline) on Monday, October 09 2017 @ 05:29 PM EDT  
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By: Windsong (offline) on Monday, October 09 2017 @ 05:30 PM EDT  
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Thursday October 5, 2017

Mr President has been spotted at the nest. Cams are not up yet. But Sue Greeley got some nice pics - posted on the AEF Nest Cam facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/AEFNestCams/ph ... =3&theater


Sunday October 8, 2017

MrP visited the nest briefly today
https://www.facebook.com/AEFNestCams/ph ... =3&theater

I had power outage this morning, so haven't had a chance to make the new thread. I will do so tomorrow when I get home from work


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By: Windsong (offline) on Tuesday, October 10 2017 @ 05:51 AM EDT  
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Tuesday October 10, 2017

Yippee TFL has returned too!!!!
https://www.facebook.com/AEFNestCams/ph ... =3&theater

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