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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, April 28 2012 @ 01:54 AM EDT (Read 22405 times)  
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Welcome to the Wolf River Eagles nest.

Located on the banks of the Wolf River in Wisconsin, these bald eagles have built a nest in a large white pine tree. The nest is not viewable from any roadway and rests on private property.
The camera is a pan/tilt/zoom camera with infrared lighting. There is a fixed camera, that will be used in the event of a main camera failure. The audio is enabled, to hear the sounds of the eagles in the wild and of course their ever vocal young.

The parents at this nest have been named George and Martha--two very nice patriotic names.

The 2 eggs were laid on March 22th & 25th

The first egg hatched on Saturday, 4-28 and the second on Monday, 4-30

Banded June 2 (~5 weeks old) - Shadow 6.85 lbs at banding, Feather 7.42 lbs at banding

Fledged - Feather on or before July 25, Shadow somewhat earlier (link) [I had a note on my chart that Shadow fledged on or before July 22, but can't find a reference for that in any of the usual places. ~JudyB]

Last seen on cam - #1/Shadow, August 22, 9:29 am (16 days or about 16-1/2 weeks old); #2/Feather - September 1, 4:53 pm (124 days or a bit over 17-1/2 weeks old)

Here is the link to the cam....

http://www.livewildlifecams.com/Wolf%20 ... agles.html



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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, April 28 2012 @ 01:54 AM EDT  
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WONDERFUL information here on the Wolf river nest from Judy Lynn/urdognu.

Thank you Mary for suggesting that I put this information here...
It is also posted on page 16 by me... urdognu .

I will delete the post on page 16 in a few days...I just wanted to be sure people would read it.

Gary Bunnell runs the Wolf River Cam and he shared the following information with me. He said he loves the Hancock Wolf River thread and plans to sign up soon.

Pat Fisher (Grehwind7) is the eagle expert and part of the reason this cam is running. She has a bird rehabilitation center (which I call, The house and the cages), that goes by the name of The Feather ( www.thefeather.org ). Pat takes in 60-100 birds per year for rehab. She does have educational birds and does programs. Pat does have flight pens and cages of all sizes outdoors and brings the birds inside to the basement for the winter. I had to laugh tonight when we were putting up a feeding station camera for her local GHOs that are free but reside nearby, when I came back into the shed, she was putting away the Sandhill Cranes. Here's this lady walking the 2 Cranes into the shed and into there rooms. When I say walking, I mean they walk next to her....no leash, no coaxing, just follow her. Pretty cool to see. Pat uses donations and her own money to make it all work. She drives school bus for the elementary school and will be on summer break soon. Oops, forgot to mention, Pat is 76. She has a great supporting cast, but the day to day is all her. Our purpose is to bring her exposure, help rise some money for her since she thought she might have to close the doors this spring. Our websites get about 10 million hits per year, so I think we have the ability to help her. What my wife (Kim) and I do with Wolf River Cam, comes out of our own pockets, which a couple bucks from advertisers helps a little.

We did have a local conservation group help pay for almost all of the eagle cam and the upcoming osprey cam. Shadows on the Wolf does great things for the area. They do all kinds of restoration and nature bolstering work all the way to youth programs with funding for others. They raise money and put it back into the environment. We are also helping to raise awareness for them, though they do have a better presence than The Feather, as far as people participating and raising money.

We do get a fair amount of traffic to our cameras as you have seen and have been on the local tv station. However, I think our traffic isn't as high because of the area being so small. Heck Shiocton, WI has about 1,000 people. The motto for the town is "We Like It Here" and with good reason, having the Wolf River running through it and all it provides. We might be small, but we're passionate. With things like losing our main cam on the eagle nest, we have to get through the tough times and take care of each other...or try to think of the worst case scenario and put up a backup 4 months prior when we did the main install. Did you see the lightning strike video?
Livewildlifecams will have the main updates. I started that website so I could generalize a little. I own that one as well as www.wolfrivercam.com, www.livedeercamera.com and www.livefishcam.com.

Back to banding; we will show Shadow and Feather being retrieved from the nest and then returned. Basically, we will leave the camera run. We will video tape on the ground and then post. I just want to be careful not to show who the property owners are.

Mom and Dad Wolf River...

I am not positive who is who, but my guess is that the first is mom and the one on the tree branch is dad...
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Martha and George guarding the nest... May 20, 2012
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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, April 28 2012 @ 01:55 AM EDT  
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An article about the Wolf River bald eagle cam from WBAY-TV----


"Near Shiocton - It's an eagle eye view never seen before in Northeast Wisconsin.

Thanks to a Black Creek man, you can now watch a pair of bald eagles up close and personal, preparing to raise their young.

It was last December when Gary Bunnell, founder of the popular Wolf River Cam, decided to take his passion high above the water."

Read the rest at the link below.......


http://www.wbay.com/story/17331633/2012 ... n-shiocton



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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, April 28 2012 @ 01:59 AM EDT  
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1:30PM--April 27th

A pretty good look at the hatching egg with, of course, Mom Martha.

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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, April 28 2012 @ 02:06 AM EDT  
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4PM--The cam was way too close for good s'caps as they were watching for a hatch but here are three of a very pretty Mom-in-waiting, Martha.

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By: urdognu (offline) on Saturday, April 28 2012 @ 02:07 AM EDT  
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I love the name of this Eagle Nest.

Very sweet scaps Mary... I found the video on the Ustream Site... of Mom incubating...
Very up close and personal. I don't need another cam to watch... LOL... but I just might... peak once in a while...

This cam has sound too...

Thanks Mary for bringing this new nest here.


http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22166560

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By: tuckerfan (offline) on Saturday, April 28 2012 @ 02:39 AM EDT  
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Wow! Another nest to watch Smile My slate is pretty full already, but will definately check in on this nest tomorrow and we'll see what transpires :pGrin


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