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By: eaglet999 (offline) on Monday, September 24 2012 @ 03:29 PM EDT (Read 57602 times)  
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Sooner Lake - 2013 - North of Stillwater, Oklahoma

Sooner Lake, Oklahoma - Bald Eagle Cam

http://suttoncenter.org/pages/live_eagle_camera

There have generally been two streaming cams here, one giving a closeup of the nest and the other mounted away from the nest and able to pan the area as well as provide a side view of the nest.

The nest is on Sooner Lake, near Stillwater in north-central Oklahoma. Until 2010, the pair nested on an artificial tower erected by the Sutton Avian Research Center and local utility OG&E to replace the original dead nest tree used by this pair after it fell down. The pair first built a nest in the dead tree in 1995, and laid their first eggs in 1996. Since then, they've fledged 24 eaglets, with three eaglets in 2000 and 2002. 2008 was the first year they've known how many eggs were laid; they do know that three eggs hatched in 2007, but the youngest chick was unable to compete for food with its older siblings, so only two of them fledged. There were four eggs laid in 2008, but the cam was down for a month shortly after they started to hatch, so we don't know how many of them hatched; there were two eaglets when the cam came back, and both fledged successfully. There were three eggs laid in 2009, and one hatched; the eaglet fledged successfully at about 12-1/2 weeks, and was seen in the area until it was about 19 weeks old. In 2010 the moved from the artificial tower and, after apparently trying a few nearby locations, settled on an old hawk nest in a dead cottonwood tree. They managed to do some work on the nest, but it was still quite a bit smaller than the average eagle nest, with some rickety areas and a few holes when they laid their three eggs. It was a sad year - one of the eggs didn't hatch; the younger chick fell from the nest and died when it was two days old, possibly after being blown into an unfinished area near the edge by gusty winds; and the remaining chick fell from the nest and died when it was 36 days old; analysis by the Sutton Center suggests it may have backed up to the edge of the nest for a poop shot, lost its balance, and stepped backwards over the relatively low edge of the nest as it tried to recover.

As far as we know, they didn't nest in 2011.

They did nest in 2012 and produced 3 eggs. One egg didn't hatch. One eaglet got accidentally stepped on when it was 8 days old. The third eaglet grew and fledged successfully.

(Thanks to Alan Jenkins, Assistant Director of the G. M. Sutton Avian Research Center, for the background information)


2012-2013 Season:

  • cams online: February 28, 2013
  • eggs laid: Four in the nest when cam came on.
  • hatched: Two eggs hatched March 19, 2013..Third egg hatched March 21, 2013

  • sad news:
    March 25, 2013.. It was noticed that the 4th egg hatched and chick didn't make it..
    March 27, 2013.. The third chick..known as baby died today...
  • fledged: One fledged 6.8.2013 7:40 am. The same morning they both made it up to the crossbar. The second one fledged a few hours later, at 10:27 am.



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Spring 2012 Recap: The pair chose to use their 2010 nest; the CU cam was switched to that nest on March 9

2011-2012 Season:

  • cams online: by September 12; switched to current nest March 9
  • eggs laid: three before March 9
  • hatched: March 11, 6:53 pm; March 14, 2:21 pm; (third egg didn't hatch)
  • sad news: On March 19 2012 the older baby chick died ~~ parent may have stepped on the chick inadvertently when the lett became tangled up in adult's coat feathers.
  • fledged: probably by June 7 when both adults were there with food and the eaglet didn't come to the nest for at least 10 minutes




March 14, 2012: Both chicks ready for a snack. Screen capture by JudyB.
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April 29, 2012 Sweet Let getting big. Screen capture by IrishEyes.
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June 16, 2012 Last day we saw Sweet Let on the cam. Screen capture by JudyB.
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Link to last year's thread for this nest



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By: Debs (offline) on Monday, October 01 2012 @ 06:26 PM EDT  
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October 1 2012

Afternoon Sooner wave

Nancy thanks for getting us all set up for the 2013 Nesting Season Left thumb up


510 pm
Just happened to tune in and caught a glimpse of the
nest.

Nearly looks like there is alot of new sticks in the nest.

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Here is a Comparison Collage of the nest starting with how the nest looked in June, then July and then today October 1

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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 08:40 PM EDT  
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Hi Nancy and Debs

Nancy..Thank you for starting this thread....Debs..Thank you for the comparison captures...

OMG! I check the cam and saw both Eagles on the nest... It was dark but i saw one at first and the other arrivedClapping .. i will post the scaps.. Welcome Home Mom and Dad...love
7:30pm
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Moving about the nest
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7:31pm
Looks like he /she is nestorating
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 08:43 PM EDT  
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7:31pm
I saw second Eagle enter the nest
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Better view of both of them
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 08:46 PM EDT  
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7:32pm
The birds are nestorating.. or so it seems..
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I saw one leaving then the other.

This was my lucky day... The Hornby Eagles are home and i saw the WR eagles....Clapping


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 01:47 PM EDT  
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Sat. Oct.6, 2012


12:45pm
No one home.. Other cam is not streaming...
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ADDED.
6:00pm
Eagle on the nest..cam needs to be adjusted...
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WHOO HOO Both eagles are there
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 07:13 PM EDT  
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SOO NIce to see themCloud 9
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