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By: JudyB (offline) on Thursday, October 23 2014 @ 09:13 PM EDT (Read 37096 times)  
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Carolina Raptor Center, NC - 2015 - Bald Eagle Cam

NEW LINK TO THE CAM------http://www.carolinaraptorcenter.org/#4

WCNC Eagle Cam News Stories

A new streaming cam replaced the 5-second refresh cam for 2012. Smile No night vision - but when all goes well, currently one of the earliest glimpses of eagle chicks - and at least some of the time, there's sound!.

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The nest is located at the Carolina Raptor Center, near Charlotte, North Carolina. Derek and Savannah are non-releasable eagles who have been at the Carolina Raptor Center since 1998 (see next post for more details). They became a pair, and she laid her first eggs in 2004. They didn't hatch, but in 2006 two eggs hatched; the eaglets Len and Lola were taken to a hacking tower when they were 6 weeks old and subsequently fledged; they have GPS units and can be tracked at the Carolina Raptor Center Eagle Tracking Project. They had one egg hatch in 2008, and that chick Letha was also successfully fledged from a hacking tower, but not tracked. No eggs hatched in 2009; they think the unusually cold weather was responsible, and responded by insulating the pair's preferred nestbox (which is on the ground). The pair laid three eggs in 2010; the first egg hatched, was named Noah (and later determined to be female), and successfully fledged; the second hatched but the chick was not strong enough to survive, and the third failed before hatching. Noah was tracked to Virginia, where they lost the signal from her transmitter; transmitters do fail, so we are hoping Noah is doing well. The pair laid two eggs in 2011 and both hatched successfully, but sadly the younger eaglet (who had seemed smaller and weaker) died when he/she was 26 days; a necropsy was conducted but didn't determine a cause of death; the older eaglet, named Kinsey, was moved to a hacking tower with two somewhat older eaglets who had been rescued after their nest collapsed; we think being with older eaglets encouraged Kinsey to "branch" on the perches in the tower at a fairly young age, and she fledged successfully, not long after her older tower-mates. The pair laid two eggs in 2012, one of which hatched, and the eaglet named Carolina successfully fledged from their hacking tower. 2013 was a sad year: the pair laid three eggs, one of which was removed by the adults (perhaps broken), another of which didn't hatch - and the third of which hatched, but the chick was killed by a predator when it was about 4 weeks old (perhaps a raccoon, though the culprit was never found). They installed more levels of protection before the 2014 nesting season, only returning the eagles to their area shortly before they laid their first egg; the pair produced two eggs in 2014, one of which was broken (perhaps because the new perches were closer to the nesting spot than before, or maybe it was non-fertile), and the other of which didn't hatch. They've now had time to get used to their updated enclosure, so we're hoping for a better year in 2015.

There are at least five other adult eagles at CRC, and I think most of them share the enclosure with Derek and Savannah, though they know better than to come close to the nest. I've read that there is one other bonded pair - and do wonder if they will eventually also produce fertile eggs.

Based on past experience, look for eggs in early January, chicks in mid-February, and fledging from a hacking tower in early May.


2015 Season:




Savannah incubates the eggs while Derek keeps watch, January 23, 2014, courtesy of IrishEyes


Link to 2014 Nesting Season

Thank you to the Carolina Raptor Center, for making all this possible!

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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Friday, October 24 2014 @ 09:32 AM EDT  
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Fri.. Oct. 24, 2014

Good MOrning Derek and Savannah and Friends.

Thank you Judy B for setting up this new thread Left thumb upand i happened to tune in to see one the eagles with food in his.her beak.... Maybe Derek with his mouse Chin.....and flew up to the perch to eat it there
9:24am
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And here is a look at todays weather
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Wishing Derek and Savannah a great seasonRed Heart


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By: JudyB (offline) on Friday, October 24 2014 @ 09:37 AM EDT  
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Good morning, Bev and friends!

A couple of pictures from October 21, when I realized it was getting time to set up a new thread. Both adults have been spending time on the perches near the nest, and I think they may have been doing a bit of work on the nest - and wonder if the person in the middle picture was delivering more sticks for them to find!

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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Friday, October 24 2014 @ 09:38 AM EDT  
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9:37am
Eagle still on side of perch
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Hello JudyB and thank you for the pictures.Red Heart and your thoughts too.

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A quick peek in here

1:24pm
No one home
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Friday, October 24 2014 @ 02:14 PM EDT  
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2:09 pm
I found one the eagles on the left perch above the nest and mate is perched on the front facing us
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2:11pm
So beautiful
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Love seeing this.......,Cl for bigger
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Friday, October 24 2014 @ 02:53 PM EDT  
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I think that was Derek on the left perch because this looks like Savannah that has joined him there now// going by size ....... I missed her on scap flying in.

2:45pm...... 2:53pm

Derek is calling
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THey are watchful
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2:53pm

Derek flew off and lands in the nest

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