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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, February 10 2013 @ 06:59 PM EST (Read 14613 times)  
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Work no longer in progress

JudyB here - with a big thanks to MaryF who volunteered to finish the job I started, and filled in the mostly empty opening posts with lots of great information and links! Thank you, Mary!


Website - http://harrisonbayeaglecam.org/

Blog - http://hbspeaglecam.blogspot.com/

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/HarrisonBayEagleCam?ref=stream

UStream - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/harrison-bay-eagle-cam


Click on image to download -- Dad Elliott (L) and Mom Eloise (R)


First Nesting Season: 2011—Two eaglets hatched and fledged

Second Nesting Season: 2012—Cameras installed. Two eggs laid, the first on Feb. 11 and the second on Feb. 14. Neither eaglet survived the hatching process.

Third nesting season----

*Eggs laid---First egg - February 10, around 5:45 PM EST
Second egg - February 13, between 4:30 and 5:00 PM

*Eggs hatched---First hatch - March 20 at 7:30 AM
Second hatch - March 21st at 7:30 PM




The Harrison Bay Eagle Cam Project is designed to allow viewers an upclose view of the nesting habits and process of a pair of American Bald Eagles. The project is funded by the United States Golf Association and is sponsored by the Friends of Harrison Bay State Park and the Tennessee State Parks system

The eagles were named Elliott and Eloise by Hannah Carter, daughter of Bear Trace superintendent Paul Carter. They laid two eggs in 2012, and sadly one was discarded shortly before it was due to hatch, and the other apparently hatched but the chick died shortly after hatching. We're hoping for better luck for this nest in 2013.

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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, February 10 2013 @ 06:59 PM EST  
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On Jan. 7, 2013 the camera caught an amazing sequence as one of the eagles attacked a great horned owl that had taken up residence in the eagle's nest.

"We have been wondering what would happen if both the owl and the eagles encountered each other in the nest at the same time," Carter said. "... I guess we know now."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0eaDz1n ... r_embedded --- <<<<<<See it here <<<<<<

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Eloise and Elliott have returned and are nesting at the Bear Trace Golf Course, near the 10th green, on the shores of Chickamauga Lake at Harrison Bay State Park near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Last year, Bear Trace Golf Superintendent Paul Carter worked diligently to secure funds and coordinate the difficult task of placing a live streaming webcam 75 feet high at the edge of the eagles' nest in a pine tree.

The Harrison Bay Eagle Cam Project was initially funded by Friends of Harrison Bay State Park, the United States Golf Association Green Section, and the East Tennessee and the Middle Tennessee Golf Course Superintendents Associations.Though the eagles seem relatively unperturbed by the Bear Trace golfers who play through, visitors are not routinely allowed on the course. To protect the eagles and avoid golf course injuries for two-legged visitors no one is allowed to come out and look at the eagles except on a guided tour.

Sound for the project is something they have worked on each year but it is very difficult to find an outdoor microphone that is compatible with our cameras. This will continue to be worked on this feature. The other thing about the use of a microphone is that audio takes up valuable bandwidth on the broadcast.

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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, February 10 2013 @ 06:59 PM EST  
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Scroll down to see some fantastic pictures of these eagles in this article taken by photographer Bret Douglas.

http://www.nooga.com/159718/harrison-ba ... m-returns/

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Another article with a bit more information about this nest.

http://hbspeaglecam.blogspot.com/2013/0 ... gle+Cam%29

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Harrison Bay State Park eagle steals show at Tennessee panel hearing---

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012 ... l-hearing/

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Harrison Bay State Park eagles given names---

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012 ... ven-names/

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A USGA Green Section grant has helped the Tennessee course with a special project documenting the nesting activities of a pair of bald eagles

http://www.usga.org/news/2012/February/ ... ear-Trace/

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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, February 10 2013 @ 07:00 PM EST  
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New Season, New Tree, New Equipment----pictures are courtesy of and property of HBEC

Another exciting season for the Harrison Bay Eagle Cam has begun. It has been several months since the unfortunate loss of Elliott and Eloise's little ones this past April and with the prospect of a new season they have decided they need a new home. They have moved nesting locations to a different tree on the golf course for reasons maybe they only know

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The new nest is still located on the golf course and in a pine tree that is only slightly taller than the previous one. We were hoping they would return to the home nest where all the cameras are located but they have found another home. With gracious funding from the United States Golf Association and support from The Friends of Harrison Bay State Park, we have been able to continue the Eagle Cam Project and have recently installed a set of three cameras in the new nest.

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The nest is about 100 feet in a 120 foot tall pine tree

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By: SunshineinSoFL (offline) on Sunday, February 10 2013 @ 07:56 PM EST  
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Hi Judy,


The nest is in EST zone. You can get to their blog by going to their webcam page.

Here is the direct link to the blog: http://hbspeaglecam.blogspot.com/

Scroll down to find the video of the eagle chasing away the owl.


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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, February 10 2013 @ 08:02 PM EST  
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Thanks, Sunshine! It looked on the map as if it was fairly close to the line between time zones, so I wanted to be sure. I've added the link to the blog, and will be adding a bit more background over the next couple of days, but knowing that they laid their first egg today, I wanted to get the thread started in case people wanted to post!

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By: Twizzkid (offline) on Wednesday, February 13 2013 @ 06:56 PM EST  
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weeeelllll, I'm pretty darn sure that the second egg was just laid, based on Mom's movements, but no glimpse and it's getting dark. Would be happy to know if anyone else is watching the nest, or happens to get a look to see if there are now two eggs. They are nesting on the old nest and the overhead cam seems to be offline. so. rats! :confused:


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By: JudyB (offline) on Saturday, February 16 2013 @ 11:28 AM EST  
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Hi Twizzkid! I wish I could watch more often - but there are so many nests these days - which is a wonderful thing, but does make us choose between seeing a little on several nests, or trying to focus on one or two and tell the story of what happens there. I checked the Social Stream on UStream, and there was a post from HarrisonBayEagleCam about an hour ago saying that there were two eggs, in response to a question. I've asked if they know when the second one was laid, but don't know if anyone else is actually reading the SS right now. And I need to be away from the computer for most of the day - so if anyone ever replies, I won't know about it - one of the reasons I find Chat challenging, though it is good for sharing information quickly.


12:14 pm eastern time

I wasn't fast enough to get a s'cap, but I had a clear look at two eggs. Because of the angle of the nest, I can't tell if there's a third - but definitely two.

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