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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, December 17 2011 @ 11:40 AM EST (Read 30655 times)  
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A pair of bald eagles joined the Alcoa Davenport community in Iowa in 2009. They built their 7-foot nest on our 400-acre facility in an oak tree near the Mississippi River. In the spring of 2010 they had two eaglets and both fledged. Later that year we installed our first Eaglecam. We recently launched a new camera with improved video streaming. Employees and the community helped name the eagle pair Liberty and Justice. In April 2011, an online poll named the single eaglet they fledged this year “Freedom”.

In 2011, nearly 1.5 million visitors from across the globe have tuned in to witness an American icon, the bald eagle, developing live within this unique eco-system. In the fall and winter the eagles use the nest to eat and prepare the nest for the next season. Eagles nesting in Iowa typically lay eggs in late February or early March and the eggs hatch in late March or early April. The eaglets grow quickly and are ready to fly “fledge” in late May or early June. Alcoa is proud that our unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability is helping conserve our precious natural resources



Alcoa-Davenport Eagle Cam link http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_dave ... glecam.asp

2011-2012 Season:

  • eggs laid: February 11, 2:54 pm; February 14, 1:30 pm; February 17, 4:40 pm
  • eggs hatched: March 19, seen ~6:25 am (37 days); March 21, 9:46 am (36 days); March 24, by 10:30 am (36 days)
  • eaglets named: Faith, Hope and Spirit
  • fledged: These dates are all approximate ----

    Faith--possibly on the 9th or 10th of June
    Hope--probably between the 10th and 12th of June
    Spirit--most likely either the 12th or 13th of June

    Because of the way that the cam is set up it's very hard to tell if the eaglets were branching or if they had fledged.
    An observer on the ground said that they had all definitely fledged by June 16th.





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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, December 17 2011 @ 11:41 AM EST  
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All of the information below and the banner are courtesy of Alcoa-Davenport Works!


A pair of bald eagles joined the Alcoa Davenport community in Iowa in 2009. They built their 7-foot nest on our 400-acre facility in a tree near the Mississippi River. In the spring of 2010 they fledged a pair of eaglets and later that year we installed our first Eaglecam. We recently launched a new camera with improved video streaming. Employees and the community helped name the eagle pair Liberty and Justice. In April 2011, an online poll named the single eaglet they fledged this year “Freedom”.

In 2011, nearly 1.5 million visitors from across the globe have tuned in to witness an American icon, the bald eagle, developing live within this unique eco-system. In the fall and winter the eagles use the nest to eat and prepare the nest for the next season. Eagles nesting in Iowa typically lay eggs in late February or early March and the eggs hatch in late March or early April. The eaglets grow quickly and are ready to fly “fledge” in late May or early June. Alcoa is proud that our unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability is helping conserve our precious natural resources.

Meet the Alcoa Eagles

Nest built in an oak tree near the Mississippi River
Nest is about 80-85 feet above the ground
Female is named Liberty and male is named Justice
Nest built in 2009
First eaglets hatched in spring of 2010
This pair of eagles lives here year round


About Alcoa Davenport Works, Iowa, USA

Alcoa Davenport Works has a longstanding commitment to the environment
The plant has conducted annual briefings for local environmental groups for the past 20 years
The plant has reduced air emissions by over 97% since 1988
The eagles nesting at Davenport Works hatched and fledged a pair of eaglets in 2010 and a single eaglet in 2011
The nest is about 85 feet off the ground in a tree about 100 yards from the Mississippi River
The plant installed the original camera in November 2010 and installed a new camera in October 2011





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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, December 17 2011 @ 11:41 AM EST  
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Our beautiful Mom (R) and Dad (L)---

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The three little ones from this season---

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By: golden1 (offline) on Saturday, December 17 2011 @ 01:33 PM EST  
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December 17, 2011

12:32 cst the eagles are not at the nest. The sound is on and it is breezy. Birds are chirping at a distance.



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By: golden1 (offline) on Saturday, December 17 2011 @ 04:43 PM EST  
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3:01 One eagle is standing in the nest with the breeze blowing its feathers about. It is very watchful.

3:06 The eagle moves toward 9 but continues to watch toward 3.

3:07 The eagle is gone but left bedding in the nest bowl.

3:09 to 3:35 The eagle returns with sticks. Begins to place them about the fence. Then begins to move one of the sticks near 4. This eagle looks a bit bigger than the one in the nest at 3:01, but am not used to this nest yet and it could be the same eagle. The eagle digs in the nest bowl, watches up and toward 3, moves more sticks and then flies off from 2.

These pics were taken between 3:01 and 3:05. You can see the breeze ruffling the feathers.
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By: golden1 (offline) on Saturday, December 17 2011 @ 04:45 PM EST  
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Some stick arranging and rearranging.
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This stick was troublesome. The eagle finally moved by holding it with its foot and moving it with its beak.
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By: golden1 (offline) on Saturday, December 17 2011 @ 04:48 PM EST  
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I am noticing the darker feathers around the eyes like the Decorah eagles have on this eagle.
It is digging in the nest bowl and grooming.

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Ready for lift off.

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The pictures from this eaglecam are really sharp.

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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, December 17 2011 @ 08:23 PM EST  
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Donna...thank you for our very first scaps and sighting of a Davenport eagle! Clapping I wonder if it's Mom or Dad with the Decorah-like dark eye feathers? I guess we will find out soon enough!



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