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By: golden1 (offline) on Monday, September 22 2014 @ 09:36 AM EDT (Read 90173 times)  
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Eagles4Kids Blair, Wisconsin Bald Eagle Cam 2015

Link to web page and WildEarth cams: http://eagles4kids.com/

Link to ustream cam and chat: http://www.ustream.tv/eagles4kids

Link to the 2 cams with chat http://www.eagles4kids.com/two-cams-with-chat/


The students at Blair-Taylor School in Blair, Wisconsin raised the money for this web site and the cams. There is also a grant for this cam and web site that is jointly administrated by Blair-Taylor Schools and The National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN. The first cam was replaced by a PTZ cam in 2012. The students and their teacher, Mr. Darrin Briggs, also provide pictures, art work, videos and a blog on their web page. http://eagles4kids.com/ There is continued interest among the student body as many of the students have been part of this project.

2014 Season review: There were no eggs laid at this nest during this season. Another eagle pair entered the area of the nest on March 6, 2014. There was a territorial dispute. Lucy left the nest at 3:51pm and we have not had a sighting of her since that time. Several females vied for Larry's attention. We called them NF which means New Female. There were at least 3 of them. It seemed that one caught Larry's attention before they left the area on May 1, 2014, and they spent time together on the den branch(on the right) or on the balcony branch(on the left) above the nest. It was a very confusing time at this nest. Some believe that the new couple stayed at the nest for a short time and then one of them or both of them left. Others believe that Larry was able to stay in the area and the other male was no longer around. There have been pictures of at least 3 females from March 6th to May 1st. It will be interesting to see which eagles return in the fall.

Link to 2014 season


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By: golden1 (offline) on Monday, September 22 2014 @ 09:36 AM EDT  
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Eric and Talon installing the ptz cam August 2013. http://youtu.be/F8n35WsTYA4 part one and part 2 http://youtu.be/V_a5rFJ0_RQ by Kelli Rooney


This is a good picture of the tree with the perches marked. This picture is from 2012 when Lucy and Larry had the eaglets Luke and Lilly.

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Good close up pictures of the young male (YM) picture by Talon. He also has black markings on the mid tail feathers.

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There is a black dot on the left side of the new females iris. This is a good close up picture by Photofun.

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By: golden1 (offline) on Monday, September 22 2014 @ 09:37 AM EDT  
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* Eagles returned September 22, 2014. We have a new male with this female that we believe is the last female with Larry before they left the nest.

*Eggs laid: first egg 2/18/15 6:35pm; Second egg 2/21/15 5:01pm

*Eggs hatched The eggs did not hatch. The eagles continued to incubate for 90+ days.

*Eaglets branch

* Eaglets fledge

Nest Summary:
Even though the eggs did not hatch, we learned valuable information this year. We were able to watch the bonding of an older female and a young male. The first visits to the nest by the young male, later named Taylor, were tentative
and he was quite submissive. NF, later named Blair, tolerated him, but was not inviting his mating attempts. After 10 days or so, they mated more. She was still not too happy to have him in the nest and would nibble at his toes with her
beak to chase him off to the den perch above. This began in late September. In mid February another male, older than Taylor arrived and chased Taylor off. Blair laid an egg and soon after the older male disappeared and a healing
Taylor was again at the nest. Blair incubated the eggs, found most of her own meals, and took breaks. Taylor would sit on the den perch while she was gone, but not on the eggs. Finally when the incubation period was about ended, Taylor decided to try
to settle over and on the eggs. Then he did not give up on them hatching until long after Blair stopped taking a turn. This young male managed to win a mate, fight off an older male eagle, bring sticks and food to the nest and to his mate,
incubate eggs, and finally decide that it was futile. We hope that these two will return for Season 6 and raise chicks successfully.


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By: golden1 (offline) on Monday, September 22 2014 @ 09:47 AM EDT  
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September 22, 2014

Talon has had the Wild Earth cams streaming since he saw an eagle in the area in late August. On Saturday another eagle was seen near the farm across the road from the nest. On September 21 2 eagles came to the nest at . They seemed tentative with each other. We noticed the black markings at the top of the tail feathers on the female with the whiter head feathers. The other eagle was numerous darker feathers on its head. It could be one year from having a complete white head.

This morning both eagles were again in the nest at 6:44. One flew to the perch branch to the right of the nest (den branch). This was the more mature eagle. There were calls heard from close by as she stayed on her perch. At 8:00 the other eagle flew down from up higher in the tree and flew toward the road and on to the farm area. At 8:02 the female on the den branch flew off in the same direction.

Both eagles on the nest.
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Female on the den branch
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There are 3 videos of the events of 9/21 on the Eagles4Kids home page. www.eagles4kids.com Scroll down to view in the right hand column under heading: Student updates.


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By: golden1 (offline) on Monday, September 22 2014 @ 09:56 AM EDT  
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A few more pics of the female on the den branch.

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Loved hearing them call back and forth. This is the earliest we have seen eagles at this nest.


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Monday, September 22 2014 @ 02:09 PM EDT  
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HI Donna........... This is so exciting and thank you for sharing this.......... i hope and pray for a good year at this nest as i do on all our Eagle Nestslove


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By: elle (offline) on Monday, September 22 2014 @ 04:10 PM EDT  
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Lucy was never found? Sad


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