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By: MaryF (offline) on Friday, October 04 2013 @ 12:48 AM EDT (Read 21187 times)  
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Welcome to our second season of covering the Harrison Bay Eagle Cam.

We at HWF would like to thank all those who were involved with bringing us this unique look into a live Bald Eagle nest.


Website - http://harrisonbayeaglecam.org/

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

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

Link to the 2013 thread - forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=464723&mode=&show=15

LINK TO CAM - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/harrison-bay-eagle-cam





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 nest is located on the grounds of The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay State Park golf course in Harrison, Tennessee near Chattanooga, Tennessee. 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. This nest is located in the Eastern Time Zone.

Click on image to download -- Elliott and Eloise

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. They had much better luck in 2013 laying two eggs and successfully fledging both eaglets.

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 2013----

*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

* Fledged---HB3 on June 3rd and HB4 on June 17th



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Click on image to download -- Eloise and the 2013 eaglets

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Important stats for the 2014 nesting season ~~

*EGGS LAID---- 1st egg--Feb 4th -- 2nd egg--Feb 7th

*EGGS HATCHED---- Egg #1--March 15th (Hb5) --- Egg #2--March 16th (Hb6)

*EAGLETS FLEDGED---- On May 27th HB5 may have attempted a fledge or may have fallen or slipped--was picked up the next day from the ground with a broken wing. It is possible that HB6 may have fledged on May 31st per the park ranger. (76 days old)

** HB5 is being re-habbed by the AEF at Dollywood Left thumb up

** HB5 was released by Al Cecere of the AEF back into the nest area where it reunited with it's family on June 3oth. Bravo
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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: MaryF (offline) on Friday, October 04 2013 @ 12:49 AM EDT  
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The nest is located on a golf course and in a pine tree that is only slightly taller than the location of their first nest where the original cameras were located. It is located about 100 up in a 120 foot tall pine tree. With funding from the United States Golf Association and support from The Friends of Harrison Bay State Park, they were able to continue the Eagle Cam Project and last season installed a set of three cameras in the current nest.

The following pictures are property of and courtesy of the Harrison Bay Eagle Cam. ~~~

This shows the area where the nest is located right in the middle of a beautiful golf course. It is near the top of the tall tree in the middle of the picture

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The next two pictures show a slightly closer view of the nest

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By: MaryF (offline) on Friday, October 04 2013 @ 12:49 AM EDT  
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Some of the following articles are a bit dated but still contain interesting information about these eagles and their nest.


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."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0eaDz1 ... r_embedded

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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: SunshineinSoFL (offline) on Thursday, October 31 2013 @ 07:34 PM EDT  
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Ma & Pa working in nest tonight. I got to watch them working on the nest for over an hour tonight!

5:45pm Ma was in command tonight on nest fluffing and stick placement.



Ma was real frisky tonight, lots of beaking. 5:53pm



5:55pm



5:56pm Ma body slams pa



6:24pm Pa giving Ma the eagle eye.





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By: MaryF (offline) on Friday, November 01 2013 @ 01:36 AM EDT  
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Thank you Sunshine!! Thank You Great pictures of this pair doing nestorations!! I guess I had better get this thread whipped into shape!! Grin



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By: MaryF (offline) on Monday, November 04 2013 @ 12:06 AM EST  
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A nice video of one of the eagles on the nest tree on Nov 1st. Thank You dragonlainey


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAYZsPzY ... e=youtu.be



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By: golden1 (offline) on Thursday, November 21 2013 @ 01:16 PM EST  
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November 21, 2013

The pine cones always seem to be on this nest. NO one home at the moment but the eagles have been visiting now and again.

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