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By: eaglet999 (offline) on Tuesday, September 27 2011 @ 07:55 PM EDT (Read 6815 times)  
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Duke Farms, New Jersey - Bald Eagle Cam 2011-2012 Nesting Season

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

Direct link to cam on ustream:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/eagle-cam

"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.)

More on the EagleCam from Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey:
http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/eaglecam/

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. The pair laid two eggs in 2010, and both fledged successfully.

2011-2012 Season:

  • eggs laid:
  • hatched:
  • branching
  • fledged:
  • last seen:




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    2010-2011 Season recap:

    • cam up: January 5
    • eggs laid: Feb 28, 2:00 pm; Mar 3, 3:09 pm; Mar 6, seen 4:16 pm
    • hatched: April 7, 8:04 am (38 days); April 9, 7:14 am (37 days)
    • banded: May 20 (about 6 weeks old); older - green band on right; younger - green band on left; both likely male
    • first branched: 6/8/2011 for the younger one;
    • fledged: | Duke II (younger one) on June 25, 6:23 am (77 days) | Violet (older one) July 2, 6:50 am (86 days)

      Both eaglets had visited the nest on Monday, August 8, 2011
      Cam was turned off on Tuesday, August 9, 2011


      Copied from Maryann's post of Thursday, August 11 2011 @ 04:51 PM EDT:
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      DUKE FARMS EAGLETS 2011

      Violet and Duke II
      Click on image to download
      top row: April 10 (Violet 3 days and D2 1 day); April 27(3 weeks)
      bottom row: May 8 (4 weeks); June 4(8 weeks)
      center:June 27(11 weeks)



      Good bye and good luck to our special eagle family....
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      Link to 2010-2011 thread: forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=116498



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By: eaglet999 (offline) on Tuesday, September 27 2011 @ 07:55 PM EDT  
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By: eaglet999 (offline) on Saturday, January 07 2012 @ 08:11 AM EST  
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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Posted on a Duke Farms Facebook fan page and also on the Ustream cam page.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/DukeFarmsEagles/

UPDATE FROM DUKE FARMS: The Duke Farms Eagle Cam is still undergoing maintenance, the cabling for the camera still needs some tweaking before it can transmit video and power. Stay tuned. For now, the adults have been rebuilding the nest and are roosting in the area.



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By: eaglet999 (offline) on Tuesday, January 31 2012 @ 07:35 AM EST  
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Posted on the Friends of Duke Farms Facebook page last night by Brett. He called DF and got the information:

"1-30-12..DF said they have problems with the camera. No time frame given. :--("



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By: eaglet999 (offline) on Wednesday, February 08 2012 @ 06:39 PM EST  
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Someone on the Friends of Duke Farms Facebook page called Duke Farms today. Here's the report:

Ok, just got off the phone...here is the deal....there is no evidence of the Eagles near the nest right now and that's why it hasnt been turned back on. The gentleman I spoke with was very pleasant and sounded very honest about it. He said it could be another few weeks before the Eagles show back up and when they are in the nest, that will be their cue to turn the cam back on and said to just keep checking the DF website. I did mention that there a lot of people anxious for it to be turned back on Smile



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By: eaglet999 (offline) on Friday, February 10 2012 @ 02:35 PM EST  
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Posted on the Duke Farms website today:
http://dukefarms.org/Education/Eagle-Cam/

Update: For those of you anxiously awaiting the 2012 Eagle Cam season, we regret to report that we are experiencing technical problems with our video system due to damage sustained during Hurricane Irene. Our staff and consultants have been working to address these issues, but at this time, we do not have a timeline for when the system will be up and running.

The eagles are in the area and have been tending the nest. We hope to restore video coverage in the coming weeks, please check back for updates.


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By: eaglet999 (offline) on Tuesday, February 28 2012 @ 10:15 AM EST  
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Posted on the Friends of Duke Farms Facebook page this morning. Someone had emailed the Webmaster and this is the response:

Bad news .. I got this email this morning from the webmaster at Duke farms. No eagle cam this year:

Both our staff and consultants have been working to address the problem, but the latest news reported just yesterday is not good. So as not to disturb the eagles, we are unable to enter the area near the nest which is where the camera is located (for their well-being, active nesting areas of Bald Eagles are protected by the State of New Jersey) that, and the complexity of the repairs needed, means that we most likely will not be able to provide live stream video this season.


There's nothing posted officially yet on the Duke Farms or the Conserve Wildlife NJ websites or Facebook pages.

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By: eaglet999 (offline) on Friday, March 02 2012 @ 09:21 AM EST  
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It's official. From the Duke Farms Ustream cam page:

Duke Farms regrets to report that we will be unable to provide live stream video via our Eagle Cam for the 2012 nesting season. Several components of the system were repaired last autumn due to damage sustained during Hurricane Irene. Unfortunately, when the camera was put into operation, we discovered that the damage to the operating system was more extensive than originally known.

Nesting Bald Eagles are designated as an endangered species in New Jersey and we are prohibited from approaching the nest area to effect further repairs while the nest remains active. As always, the welfare of the eagles must be our primary concern. Bald eagles have been known to abandon a nest when disturbed by human activity.

We will post updates on the eagles on the Duke Farms Website as they become available via reports from New Jersey State biologists who are monitoring the nest.

We also hope to launch new habitat cameras located on the Duke Farms property this year. We are making plans now to upgrade the Eagle Cam system after the conclusion of the current nesting season and will have the Eagle Cam back online in 2013.


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