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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, March 24 2013 @ 01:55 AM EDT (Read 8969 times)  
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Link to the cam -- http://www.ustream.tv/channel/humboldt-bay-eagle-cam


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Humboldt Wildlife Care Center's eagle cam was funded by a grant from Sequoia Park Zoo (www.sequoiaparkzoo.net). and installed in collaboration with Dr. Peter Sharpe of the Institute for Wildlife Studies (www.iws.org) and canopy ecologist Jim Campbell-Spickler, who works with Humboldt State University.

We want to thank them all for giving us another look into the lives of these magnificent birds!!! Special thanks again to Dr. Peter Sharpe for his dedication to bald eagles!!

Click on image to download - Mr. and Mrs. HBE


Stats for 2013------

* Eggs Laid -- #1 on March 16th ------ #2 on March 19th

* Eggs hatched -- #1 and #2 hatched April 24th less than 12 hours apart

* Named -- Kyle and Stormy (both females)

* Banded -- June 15th

* Fledged -- Both fledged the same day--July 21st
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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, March 24 2013 @ 01:56 AM EDT  
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The Humboldt Bay eagles, known only as Mr. and Mrs. HBE, are approximately 12 years old have been nesting together since 2006. They have successfully raised at least six eaglets.

This is the first year for this cam. Canopy ecologist Jim Spickler hung the camera in December of 2012, narrowly beating the eagles' return to the nest. He is mostly happy with the camera's placement, and said it's already survived some high winds. When he went up there and installed the camera, there was some bad weather. He wishes the image was framed a little bit differently.

Spickler said the tree, which is a Douglas Fir, is mostly dead above the nest, which forced him to hang the camera at a slightly crooked angle in order to fully view the birds. Now that he knows how the nest is situated, next year the live feed will be better. He doesn't think this nest will last more than another few years. Its getting heavy...and Douglas Fir rots quickly in this climate. The nest is 95 to 100 feet up in this tree. This pair's first nest is quite close in a Redwood. It has been there for at least 7 years and this "new" nest has been here for 4 years.

According to The Humboldt Wildlife Care Center, this is the first pair of eagles roosting on Humboldt Bay in decades.

The nest is on Humboldt Bay, but the Wildlife Care Center is keeping the exact location secret in order to protect the birds.

The cam itself is very small about the length and width of a man's pinkie finger. The lens area is the size of a dime. The cam's shadow can be seen in this s'cap right next to Mom.

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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, March 24 2013 @ 01:56 AM EDT  
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This is a wonderful, but slightly long, video of the first egg being laid.----

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtOpI91V ... _embedded#!



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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, March 24 2013 @ 02:33 PM EDT  
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I have not had a chance to watch the nest too much yet but here are a few s'caps------


March 20th---a rainy day and the nest looks like a misty watercolor painting

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Mr. and Mrs. HBE both on the nest love

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Mar 23rd---a lot sunnier with Mom looking pretty

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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, March 24 2013 @ 03:57 PM EDT  
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A beautiful day in California -- Mom is starting to get some shade from the cam pole

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She is calling--maybe Dad is nearby

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There are the eggs! Smile

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By: cococat9 (offline) on Sunday, March 24 2013 @ 05:20 PM EDT  
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Thank You Mary for starting this forum for the Humboldt Bay eagles.

2:11pm..Believe this is Mrs. checking on the eggs.
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By: cococat9 (offline) on Sunday, March 24 2013 @ 09:14 PM EDT  
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6:11pm...Mrs. flies off for a break
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6:12pm..Mr. in to incubate the eggs
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By: cococat9 (offline) on Sunday, March 24 2013 @ 09:50 PM EDT  
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6:38pm....Mr. gets up checks the eggs
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6:39pm...Getting ready to fly off
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In comes Mrs. She has a loose feather on the left side that helps tell them apart
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