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By: eaglet999 (offline) on Thursday, September 20 2012 @ 03:54 PM EDT (Read 15858 times)  
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Carolina Raptor Center, NC - 2013 - Bald Eagle Cam

New link to the hacking tower cam http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/eagle-cam

NEW LINK TO THE CAM------http://www.wcnc.com/weather/neighborhoo ... 98128.html

WCNC Eagle Cam
A new streaming cam replaced the 5-second refresh cam for 2012. Smile No sound or night vision - but when all goes well, currently one of the earliest glimpses of eagle chicks.

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The nest is located at the Carolina Raptor Center, near Charlotte, North Carolina. Derek and Savannah are non-releasable eagles who have been at the Carolina Raptor Center since 1998 (see next post for more details). They became a pair, and she laid her first eggs in 2004. They didn't hatch, but in 2006 two eggs hatched; the eaglets Len and Lola were taken to a hacking tower when they were 6 weeks old and subsequently fledged; they have GPS units and can be tracked at the Carolina Raptor Center Eagle Tracking Project. They had one egg hatch in 2008, and that chick Letha was also successfully fledged from a hacking tower, but not tracked. No eggs hatched in 2009; they think the unusually cold weather was responsible, and responded by insulating the pair's preferred nestbox (which is on the ground). The pair laid three eggs in 2010; the first egg hatched, was named Noah (and later determined to be female), and successfully fledged; the second hatched but the chick was not strong enough to survive, and the third failed before hatching. Noah was tracked to Virginia, where they lost the signal from her transmitter; transmitters do fail, so we are hoping Noah is doing well. The pair laid two eggs in 2011 and both hatched successfully, but sadly the younger eaglet (who had seemed smaller and weaker) died when he/she was 26 days; a necropsy was conducted but didn't determine a cause of death; the older eaglet, named Kinsey, was moved to a hacking tower with two somewhat older eaglets who had been rescued after their nest collapsed; we think being with older eaglets encouraged Kinsey to "branch" on the perches in the tower at a fairly young age, and she fledged successfully, not long after her older tower-mates.

There are at least five other adult eagles at CRC, and I think most of them share the enclosure with Derek and Savannah, though they know better than to come close to the nest. I've also seen what appear to be a couple of juveniles in the enclosure in December 2010, though their stories aren't posted yet on the CRC site.

Based on past experience, look for eggs in early January, chicks in mid-February, and fledging from a hacking tower in early May.

2012-2013 Season:

  • cam on: moved to nest view on or before December 15
  • eggs laid: January 1, late afternoon; January 4, 1:38 pm; January 8, 12:50 pm
  • sad news: one egg was removed by the adults Feb 3, about 5:15 pm - perhaps broken?
  • hatched: February 9, about 1 pm (day 39 if #1, day 36 if #2); third egg did not hatch
  • named:
  • to hack tower:
  • first perched:
  • hack tower doors opened:
  • "branched" to outer perch:
  • fledged:
  • last seen:
  • tower cam off:

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    2011-2012 Season Recap:

    • cam on: January 6
    • eggs laid: January 18, 4:07 pm; seen January 22, 7:18 am (probably laid overnight)
    • hatched: February 25, 1:12 pm (38 days) Second egg did not hatch.
    • named: Carolina (aka The Princess)
    • to hack tower: Monday, April 9, 2012
    • first perched: Cam was down from Friday, April 20 to Thursday, April 26. When it came back on, she was perched (April 26 = 61 days old)
    • hack tower doors opened: Thursday, May 3, 2012 (68 days)
    • "branched" to outer perch: Monday, May 7, 2012 (72 days)
    • fledged: May 10, 2012 @10:05 a.m. (75 days) (returned to the tower at 2:21 p.m.)
    • last seen: May 26, 2012 (91 days)
    • tower cam off: June 4, 2012



    February 25, 2012 Mom and newly hatched Carolina. Screen Capture by golden1
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    March 29, 2012 Carolina is out of the nest box on the lower ledge. Screen Capture by JudyB
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    May 18, 2012 Carolina out on the hack tower perch. Screen Capture by JudyB
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    Link to the thread for the previous nesting season



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By: MaryF (offline) on Friday, September 21 2012 @ 10:47 PM EDT  
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All of us who love this site and Derek and Savannah will be happy to hear this news that was just posted on Facebook!!! Clapping Very Happy Clapping


Really good news Raptor Nation! Chase just announced that the charities that were informed yesterday that they won incorrectly will be awarded $10,000!!!!!!! Such great news for all of us that worked so hard to make it happen!!!!!!

I voted for them! Grin



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By: JudyB (offline) on Friday, September 21 2012 @ 11:09 PM EDT  
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Wonderful news - thanks, Mary! - and good for Chase! I also thought about the fact that I don't donate to CRC, and do admire their work - so gave them one of my votes. love

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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, September 22 2012 @ 02:30 PM EDT  
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Here is a little further information to go along with my other post from Chase. There was a lot of controversy over many of the top awards this year as well!

Chase Community Giving

17 hours ago via Chase Community Giving.

Sorry! Fans, we appreciate your patience as we have further investigated this issue. We know many participating charities are upset and we regret the confusion. When the Chase Community Giving results were released, some charities were mistakenly designated $10,000 grant recipients. To make this right, we will be donating $10,000 to each of the eligible charities affected. We have already started contacting the charities to inform them of the good news. Thank you for your patience



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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Wednesday, October 10 2012 @ 07:20 PM EDT  
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Good Afternoon Friends.:hello:.We have an update on the Screen Capture Contest; there was a total of 119 scap entries, which have short listed to 41 entries and you are invited to help select the Top 9; 3 per nest.

As you will see there are many awesome screen captures. Please note that this is a View Only thread so if you have any questions feel free to bring them back here and we will be help you.

For more information and to see all the beautiful screen captures of our Delta, Lafarge & White Rock families .... click on the link below.


forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=421390&lastpost=true#42249

Thanks again to all of our members that contributed to this very first Screen Capture Contest ... every capture rekindled some very fine memories of our HWF Bald Eagle FamiliesWub


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Wednesday, October 17 2012 @ 08:51 PM EDT  
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Good Afternoon Friends.....

The Results of the Screen Capture Contest . Click on link below.
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