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By: JudyB (offline) on Tuesday, January 12 2010 @ 11:47 PM EST (Read 59880 times)  
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Duke Farms, New Jersey - Bald Eagle Cam

http://www.dukefarms.org/Education/Rese ... Eagle-Cam/
This nest has streaming video, with a good view of the nest, though the focus is a little fuzzy.

"Duke Farms is a 2,700-acre estate in Hillsborough, New Jersey, and is owned and supported by the Duke Farms Foundation. The mission of Duke Farms is to be a model of environmental stewardship in the 21st Century and inspire visitors to become informed stewards of the land. This Eagle Cam was installed to provide researchers with an opportunity to monitor a pair of nesting Bald Eagles without any disturbance to the birds. It is being shared with the public to provide viewers with a glimpse of wildlife in its natural environment." ( 2009 Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. All rights reserved.)

2009 was the first year we watched this pair, and the site doesn't provide any history on them. They successfully raised and fledged three chicks in 2009, with both parents sometimes feeding at the same time from different areas of the nest, making it easier for the smallest to get a share.

2009-2010 Season:

  • cam up: March 17
  • eggs laid: website reports 2 eggs, thought to be laid around February 20
  • hatched: seen March 27, 12:45 pm; seen March 28, 8:15 am
  • fledged: June 21, 5:25 am (86 days); June 20, 6:39 am (84 days); both returned to the nest June 23
  • last seen: June 30 - both in nest in the morning, cam down in the afternoon




(s'cap April 21, 2009, by JudyB)

Link to last year's thread for this nest

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By: JudyB (offline) on Monday, February 22 2010 @ 08:13 PM EST  
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The cam is not online yet - but I did find an update!

February 2010 Update: The pair of adult Bald Eagles has been seen at the nest, repairing damage from fall and winter storms. We, too, are making repairs to some of our equipment and hope to once again offer live-stream video of the Bald Eagles this nesting season. Please check back for updates.



I'm glad to hear they're hoping to be back online. One of the things I enjoyed about this nest is that both adults fed their three rambunctious offspring - and often one would wait until the two larger ones were happily being fed by one parent, and then the other parent would offer food to the little one at the other side of the nest. It did help make sure the youngest got a share!

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By: Anonymous: CAL04 () on Tuesday, February 23 2010 @ 01:10 AM EST  
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Thank you for the update, JudyB,

Really appreciate your parental nest behavior information; valuable things to remember when we finally see Little Ones on the nest. Grin





       
   
By: JudyB (offline) on Wednesday, March 17 2010 @ 12:59 PM EDT  
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Cam is up! Grin There's a new link, which I've put in the first post - and they report that there are two eggs in the nest, laid around February 20 - and I just saw an exchange - and the eggs! Grin Grin

Must say it looks quite different now than it will once the leaves come in on the tree!

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By: Anonymous: CAL04 () on Thursday, March 18 2010 @ 10:49 AM EDT  
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Thanks so much, JudyB,

Love watching this nest. Wub
8:47 am, Adult is incubating; seems very relaxed facing 6 and looking around.





       
   
By: Anonymous: maryann11 () on Thursday, March 18 2010 @ 06:24 PM EDT  
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wave Hi JudyB and CAL

So glad to see the cam up again...and the nest looks great! Mom and Dad had a busy winter doing their nestorations Nodding yes Left thumb up

Here is a comparison of the nest from August of last year and today.

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By: JudyB (offline) on Thursday, March 18 2010 @ 08:22 PM EDT  
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Hi Maryann! wave

Thanks for the comparison pictures! The camera does seem to be either at a slightly different angle or zoomed back a bit - not sure which. It does look as if it will let us know what's happening - which is the important thing! love

And it sounds as if there could be chicks by the end of the month! Grin

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By: Anonymous: CAL04 () on Thursday, March 18 2010 @ 08:58 PM EDT  
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wave Hi Maryann,

Was hoping you would login. Very nice to see you again after the long winter. Here we go - another exciting season with the beautiful Duke Farms nest:!:





       
   



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