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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, February 09 2013 @ 06:50 PM EST (Read 16133 times)  
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Link to the cam---- http://www.eaglecam.dnr.state.mn.us/


We wish to thank the Minnesota DNR, Floyd Security and Xcel Energy for setting up this new Bald Eagle Cam for our entertainment, enjoyment and education!.

This eagle camera is brought to you by the Minnesota DNR's Nongame Wildlife Program, which helps over 700 species of Minnesota wildlife thrive. We are watching live video of a Twin Cities eagle nest. This pair of eagles has nested in the same area since about 2010, fledging at least one chick in that time.

The camera was installed above the nest late last year with help from an Xcel Energy crew with a boom truck, and Floyd Security. The nest is in an undisclosed Twin Cities (Minneapolis--St. Paul) metro area location.

http://www.twincities.com/minnesota/ci_ ... ost_viewed ----A short article about the nest

Click on image to download The nest, tree and camera

Note to viewers: This is live video of wild birds in the natural process of raising their young. Life and death struggles occur all the time in the natural world. DNR staff will monitor this camera and will evaluate incidents as they occur, but we do not plan to, nor do we condone, any interference with this nest or its occupants

Three eggs were laid in the nest sometime around Jan. 1, 2013 and are expected to hatch sometime in the middle of February. According to biologists, eagles in Minnesota typically lay eggs in March. Since this pair laid their eggs almost two months earlier than that, it will be a challenging incubation period for them. Part of the benefit of the camera in this eagle nest is that it will help scientists understand how wildlife responds to fluctuating temperatures and inclement weather.

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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, February 09 2013 @ 06:51 PM EST  
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One of the parents is a banded eagle!!!! *(left leg)


Important cam events----

*Camera installed----Late 2012

*Eagles first seen----unknown at this time

*Eggs laid----Sometime near the beginning of January(3 eggs)

*Eggs hatched----

*Eaglets fledged----

*Last seen at nest----


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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, February 09 2013 @ 06:51 PM EST  
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A note from the Minnesota DNR giving us a bit more information on the nest and eggs----


We are watching the natural process of egg laying, incubation and nesting of American bald eagles. Birds are almost as individual as humans and we can only guess what will happen from day to day. Also, we donít know for sure when the eggs were laid, and when incubation began. Even though the camera was in place on December 28th, we didnít have streaming video until January 10th, when we saw three eggs in the nest. So, we do know that it should be 34-36 days from then. That means the eggs should hatch this week. We have no way of knowing whether the eggs are viable, this is the earliest recorded date for eagle egg-laying in Minnesota and the eggs may have gotten cold during this time. If they are not viable, we will not intervene.



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By: soph9 (offline) on Saturday, February 09 2013 @ 06:55 PM EST  
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is there a link to the cam?


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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, February 09 2013 @ 07:29 PM EST  
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Quote by: soph9

is there a link to the cam?



Hi soph! I was working on the first post---it's there now Grin



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By: Twizzkid (offline) on Saturday, February 09 2013 @ 11:33 PM EST  
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Thanks for starting this thread MaryF and all the great info about the nest!

A scap from today with both E's the one not incubating had just brought the grass in.

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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, February 10 2013 @ 12:57 AM EST  
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:hello: Twizz--nice to see you here! Great s'cap of both parents!! I will have to learn who is who.

A few s'caps from today----

This parent has a nice little bib of feathers

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Parent departs and we get a good view of the three eggs

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One of them is back and is moving some small sticks around

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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, February 10 2013 @ 01:01 AM EST  
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Mom's neck feathers--very uneven

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Good-night Mom Wub

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