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By: photofun (offline) on Monday, January 08 2018 @ 08:26 PM EST (Read 895 times)  
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Welcome to the Hanover Bald Eagle cam in Codorus State Park Hanover in York County Pennsylvania. The eagles names are Freedom (male) and Liberty (Female)
Helpful ID guides below to tell them apart. This is the fourth season of nesting with the cams installed. Thanks to the Pennsylvania Game Commison and HDonTap and Comcast Business for allowing us to have a ring side seat to watch these eagles during the day and at night with the IR cam #2. Please note that all photos should have this disclaimer on them or each post as they are the property of the Pennsylvania Game commission, They should be shared, posted and noted as such:


Property of the Pennsylvania Game Commission 2018 and HDonTap



LINKS TO VIEW THE CAMS:


From HDontap ---

LINK TO CAM 1 -- https://hdontap.com/index.php/video/str ... e-live-cam

LINK TO CAM 2 WITH IR -- https://hdontap.com/index.php/video/str ... gle-ir-cam

From Pennsylvania Game Commission ---

LINK TO CAM 1 -- http://www.pgc.pa.gov/WILDLIFE/WILDLIFE ... fault.aspx

LINK TO CAM 2 WITH IR -- http://www.pgc.pa.gov/Wildlife/Wildlife ... mera2.aspx


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By: photofun (offline) on Monday, January 08 2018 @ 08:27 PM EST  
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This is the fourth season of this nest cam. This pair of bald eagles has made its home in Codorus State Park, just outside Hanover, in rural York County, Pennsylvania. They got their names through a contest where local people voted on names. Mom is Liberty and Dad is Freedom. They have been nesting in this tree for about 13 yrs now but there is not a lot of history on the nest before the camera was installed and started broadcasting in 2015. The nest is 75' up in an oak tree.

History of the nest starting 2015

2015 Season Season 1
2 eggs were laid

2/14 @ 5:50 pm
2/17 @ 4:45 pm

Hatch
3/24 egg #1 hatched on day 38
3/25 egg #2 hatched on day 36

Fledged- An eaglet jumped up on the cam and pushed it down so we were not able to see much action and also there was PS on the lens
around 6/14-6/19 both left the nest.

2016 Season 2 Another cam was installed with sound and IR. Great views!

2 eggs were laid
2/18 @ 3:13pm
2/21 @ 4:15pm

Hatch
3/28 #1 egg (?) 39 days
egg # 2 did not hatch

3/30 eaglet passed away
After about 91 days the egg finally was destroyed.
May 31st part of the nest collapsed.

STATS FOR 2017 Season 3

* Cam on -- End of December

* 2 Eggs laid --
Egg #1 - Feb. 10th, 5:46PM
Egg #2 - Feb 13th, 5:13PM

* Eggs hatched --
Egg #1 - March 20th about 6:30 Am (Happy Spring!)
Egg #2 -March 21st about 12:36PM Smile

* Branched --

* Fledged -- -
H4 6/7/2017
H3 6/8/17

* Last seen --
Cams turned off 7/11/17


STATS FOR 2018 Season 4 ---

CAMS ON - JANUARY 5, 2018

*Eggs laid --

*Eggs hatched ---

*Branched ---

*Fledged ---

* Last seen ---

Cams turned off ---


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By: photofun (offline) on Monday, January 08 2018 @ 08:34 PM EST  
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Watching the eagles is fun but sometimes it is hard to tell which one is which. Obviously the one that lays the egg is the female but after that it get hard to tell. Here are a few indicators to help you identify them. Even then it sometimes is hard. Females generally brood the eggs and eaglets over night. Our nest here is no different.

Dad or Freedom has a notch in his neck line, can be seen most of the time but not always. At the moment one of his center tail feathers is shorter causing a nice little indent in the tail arrangement. His wing tips or the primaries are shorter then Mom's and when crossed on the back do not extend to the tail.

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Mom or Liberty is larger as most females are. Her neckline can look straight but it has a little rise in the middle. Her wing tips almost touch the end of her tail and she doesn't always cross them.

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Freedom and Liberty

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By: photofun (offline) on Monday, January 08 2018 @ 08:36 PM EST  
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b]From the Pennsylvania Game Commission[/b]

Thank you for joining us in celebrating a thriving bald eagle population in Pennsylvania. We are grateful to HDOnTap, Comcast Business, Codorus State Park, and our other partners for their involvement in the success of this live stream. Enjoy! And, be aware that, at times, nature can be difficult to watch.

Images presented on this live stream are the property of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and may be used for educational and non-commercial purposes, and to assist news media in promoting Game Commission news and wildlife. The agency expects all images to be accompanied with photo credit (example: "Image courtesy of Pennsylvania Game Commission, HDOnTap, and Comcast Busniess."Wink

A 22 minute video about eagles and the Pennsylvania Game Commission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4DK0sCiMd8



An update from a lady I refer to as" boots on the ground" concerning the Hanover eagles nest in PA....
‎Karen Lippy‎
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Hanover, PA Eagle Cam
January 7 at 4:26am

The same comments keep coming up. So, here is the latest on what has occurred since the cameras shut down in June of 2017.
Shortly after the cameras shut down, the stub which was the third pillar of support broke away. We had hoped enough was left to support the nest. But, when cameras were repaired this season, I got photos of the location of the stub. It is completely gone. That leaves only the two main trunks of the tree for support. It is unknown if that will be enough to hold a nest large enough for eagles to raise young.
The second problem that is affecting the nest is the squirrels. They have been pilfering materials for their nest INSIDE the eagle nest. Several squirrels have been seen going in and out.
The eagles have been working on the nest since late September. Sometimes, almost full days of work, then stopped for a while, then back to bringing materials again. The nest was looking good. Deep, but not nearly as wide as it was. The nest held up through heavy rains, 40 mph sustained winds and 60 mph gusts. I felt it was stable enough for the eggs.
Then in late November, the bottom half of the nest fell away. I feel this was due to the squirrels chewing the interlocking branches which held the nest together. A portion of the nest caught in the lower branches of the tree and can be seen in photos taken from the Farm Lane. This is why the angle of the camera appears different. No cameras were moved. The nest has dropped by at least a foot when the bottom fell out.
The eagles continue to add material. It continues to fall away from the bottom. The squirrels still remain, hollowing out what is left of the nest.
In recent weeks, the amount of time the eagles have been spending repairing the nest has lessened. They still come to it to add materials at times. But, we have begun to suspect they may also be working on a nest elsewhere. To date, we have seen no proof of this and no one has reported that they have moved into their back yard.
I always felt that, if they rebuilt, it would be in these woods. But, they have been spending a lot of time away from here. That is much different than previous years.
I have seen eagles successfully raise young in a nest as small as this. But those nests were much more stable than this one is. Without the stub, I am not certain this nest will hold, especially with the addition of their destructive neighbors to deal with.
This is going to be a roller coaster year, I feel. It is any one's guess whether our eagles will be able to pull off a successful season here. But, it will be interesting seeing if they CAN pull off a miracle.

From Lancaster online about the nest

Also, installation of infrared technology means even in the dead of night viewers will be able to check on their favorite raptors. Microphones will capture sounds.

Last year, despite some anxious moments, the adult pair of eagles successfully hatched and fledged two eaglets as the world looked on. Readers, in a a naming contest by LNP, one eaglet died and a second egg did not hatch followed by a nest collapse.

Karen Lippy, a York County birdwatcher who keeps tabs on the Eagle Cam eagles year-round, says the same pair of eagles has returned.

Lippy, who posts on the Hanover, PA Eagle Cam Facebook page, thinks the partial collapse of the stick nest on May 31 occurred because of the rummaging and chewing of squirrels that were often seen by viewers last nesting season.

During the first year of the Eagle Cam in 2014-15, the eagles successfully hatched and fledged two eagles. The saga went viral and drew more than 1.5 million views.

The pair of adults, which have been using the same location for about 10 years, have been seen in the nest lately, doctoring it up.

The Game Commission noted that this is nature and there is no guarantee the eagles will use the nest, or the female will lay eggs. But all signs point to another action-filled nesting.

The Game Commission has now operated an Eagle Cam for four years. Partners in the project are Comcast Business and HDOnTap.


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Monday, January 08 2018 @ 09:09 PM EST  
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Hi Lynne . Happy to see this thread ........i have a problem though ...none of the cam links work for me ..


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By: photofun (offline) on Tuesday, January 09 2018 @ 08:12 AM EST  
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Good Morning Bev,wave
Sorry I just found out late last night how to set this thread up so I was just copy and pasting and planning on checking links etc this morning. LOL you beat me to it! Try now they should be working, If not let me know.. Still unsure if I have things set up they way they should be... my first time doing this Don't Panic

Going to continue to put some info etc up top also. Thanks for checking on meBig hugs


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