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By: JudyB (offline) on Tuesday, January 05 2010 @ 10:51 PM EST (Read 80794 times)  
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Sooner Lake, Oklahoma - Bald Eagle Cam

Link edited and replaced on 14 Mar 2010 by CAL04

http://suttoncenter.org/pages/live_eagle_camera

This nest has streaming video with two cams mounted on poles at opposite sides of the nest.

The nest is on Sooner Lake, near Stillwater in north-central Oklahoma. The current nest is 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.

The eagles have been observed building an alternative nest - so we don't know where they might lay their eggs. Fortunately, the folks at the Sutton Center have plans underway to watch the backup nest in case they decide to use it!

2009-2010 Season:

  • cams online: December 22
  • eggs laid: on or before Feb 18; approx Feb 21; approx Feb 24
  • cams online at new nest location: March 5
  • hatched: seen March 28, 7:16 am (~38 days); March 30, 4:42 pm (~37 days)
  • sad news: April 1, 2:05 pm, the younger chick fell from the nest to its death; it may have been blown from the nest bowl to an unfinished area of the nest (2 days old)
  • more sad news: May 3, the remaining chick fell from the nest and died; 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 (36 days old)




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

link to last year's thread for this nest

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By: Debs (offline) on Saturday, January 23 2010 @ 12:24 PM EST  
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Morning Sooner wave

I have had the cam up for 2 hours or more and no visual of any adults at the nest yet today.
The skies seem overcast and grey at present with Tstorms forcasted this morning with rain in the PM


The nest remains in a state of disrepair. Talons crossed that the nest is used again this year but only time will tell.
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By: Debs (offline) on Saturday, January 23 2010 @ 06:26 PM EST  
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Finally somebody is home woo hoo Grin

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Down to the bowl with supper Left thumb up
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By: Debs (offline) on Saturday, January 23 2010 @ 06:32 PM EST  
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Eating a nice fish too Cool

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By: Debs (offline) on Saturday, January 23 2010 @ 06:49 PM EST  
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Then there were two Left thumb up

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The adult in the nest has flown out now and the other adult remains perched.

Oh my goodness the other adult returned landed on the far right of the perch post; the one that was perched on the left moved other to sit beside the other one whom must have been Ma and then they mated Wub Clapping Wub

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Now both the wuv birds have flown off :p






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By: Debs (offline) on Saturday, January 23 2010 @ 06:58 PM EST  
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A blow up scap of the mating; hard to see Ma but she is there Titter

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By: Anonymous: CAL04 () on Saturday, January 23 2010 @ 09:40 PM EST  
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You must have the "magic" touch, Debs, Grin





       
   
By: Debs (offline) on Sunday, January 24 2010 @ 03:20 PM EST  
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Hi Cal wave fancy meeting you here Titter

Jan 24 2010

Must have missed a visit to the bowl as there was a bit of
fish left in the bowl earlier this morning Puzzled and it is gone now.

They have the wide angle cam on the tree now and you can see an
adult perched there!

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Both Ma and Pa perched in the tree now; it is breeezy there wind is 19 km/hr
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