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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, September 22 2013 @ 11:59 AM EDT (Read 101329 times)  
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Welcome to Berry College's Bald Eagle Cam and it's first season here at HWF!!


We here at HWF would like to thank Berry College for letting us see a bird's eye view into the life of Henry and Martha, their resident bald eagles. The eagles were named Henry and Martha after Berry's founder Martha Berry and Berry College contributor Henry Ford. The eagles have set up a massive nest just behind the school's athletic center. This is the first documented nest in the modern history of Floyd County, Georgia.

During the summer of 2013, college staff relocated the “approach” video camera to a pole closer to the nest and, with the help of a Georgia Power crew, mounted a “nest cam” in a branch near the eagles’ nest.

More information on the cams ~~ http://www.berry.edu/page_s.aspx?id=100944


This is the only live, streaming video camera of a bald eagle nest in Georgia. Both of the cams are accessible from this link which contains two buttons--one for each cam.


Link to the cam ~~~ http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam/


The nest cam ~~ Click on image to download


They call this the approach cam ~~ Click on image to download


Link to the Berry College eagles Facebook page ~~ https://www.facebook.com/berrycollegeeagles

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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, September 22 2013 @ 12:01 PM EDT  
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Eagles have been reported in the vicinity of the campus for the past two to three years. The birds attracted the attention of photographers and others statewide. Students and faculty flocked to the site to catch a glimpse of the majestic couple. The eagles were seen carrying sticks to build their nest, but to the disappointment of many, they had nested too late to produce offspring. By April they were gone – but not for long.

In October 2012, the eagles returned to the nest, and in November they were seen mating. Two eggs hatched by January 2013. The eaglets and their parents continued to impress scores of watchers, all fascinated with the sight of eagle parents bringing food to the nest and, later, the wing-flapping of the eaglets in preparation for flight.

The main sources of food for the Berry eagles are the nearby Berry quarry, Oostanaula River and Garden Lakes where they can be seen catching coots and fish.

Both of Berry's 2012/2013 eaglets fledged during the last week of April. Eaglet 1 flew on April 22 and Eaglet 2 flew on April 28.


2013/14 Stats ~~

* Eggs laid ~~ First egg.Jan14, 2014 -- HERE -- Second egg laid Jan.17, 2014 -- HERE

* Eggs hatched ~~ First egg -- - Feb. 22, 2014, 11:20 am (39 days)

* Branched ~~ April 30 -- 67days old

* Fledge ~~ May 22 -- 7:11AM -- 89 days old

* Last seen ~~ June 15.......

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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, September 22 2013 @ 12:01 PM EDT  
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A little about our host, Berry College ~~

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Berry College is a private, independent, coeducational, four-year liberal arts college of approximately 2,100 students. It is located near Rome, Georgia in northwest Georgia about 72 miles from Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, TN. There are 47 primary buildings on campus, including 15 classroom facilities and 10 residence halls.

Berry offers an unusually beautiful environment for learning on its 27,000-acre campus. It is the world's largest contiguous college campus. Fields, forests, lakes and mountains (Lavender Mountain) provide scenic beauty in a protected natural setting. Designated portions of the campus are open to the public for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities. The campus is also home to a large population of deer (estimates range between 1,500 and 2,500). The Georgia Department of Natural Resources oversees about 16,000 acres of the campus, conducts managed hunts and provides recreational opportunities within the department of regulations. However, land encompassing the academic buildings and other public spaces is a wildlife refuge in which no hunting is allowed. This beautiful campus is a perfect place for a pair of eagles to call home!

Berry College was founded in 1902 by Martha Berry (1865-1942) as a school for enterprising rural boys when few public schools existed in Georgia. A girls' school was added in 1909. Berry became one of the nation's most successful educational experiments, combining academic study, student work and interdenominational Christian religious emphasis. Berry has an excellent record of sound growth. A junior college was established in 1926 and a four-year college in 1930; graduate programs were added in 1972.

You can read more about the college here ~~ http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/arti ... ry-college

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By: MaryF (offline) on Sunday, September 22 2013 @ 12:03 PM EDT  
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By: golden1 (offline) on Sunday, September 22 2013 @ 08:48 PM EDT  
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8:46 edt An evening visitor. Both eagles were there before sunset.

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By: lovethebabies (offline) on Sunday, September 22 2013 @ 11:23 PM EDT  
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I checked out the new cam and there was one incredibly beautiful eagle on it, even in the night cam.love She I think must have been bothered by bugs, kept shaking her head but one beautiful eagle!

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By: lovethebabies (offline) on Monday, September 23 2013 @ 12:01 AM EDT  
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12:00 Eagle is tucked in sound asleep and I am heading to bed too but it sure was wonderful to have an eagle to watch tonight!

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