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By: MaryF (online) on Tuesday, October 28 2014 @ 01:26 AM EDT (Read 15582 times)  
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Welcome to season three of our coverage of the Harrison Bay Eagle Cam.

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

Click on image to download -- HB 5+6, 4/15/14 ---by MaryF


LINK TO CAM - http://harrisonbayeaglecam.org/

Website - http://harrisonbayeaglecam.org/

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

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

Link to the 2014 thread - forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=571244&mode=&show=15


Click on image to download -- HB 5+6 on 4/29/14 -- by MaryF




The Harrison Bay Eagle Cam Project is designed to allow viewers an up close 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 (Bear Trace Golf Course), near the 10th green, on the shores of Chickamauga Lake at Harrison Bay State Park near Chattanooga, Tennessee. At the beginning of this nest cam adventure, 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 the cameras. This will continue to be worked on. The other thing about the use of a microphone is that audio takes up valuable bandwidth on the broadcast. 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 and the East Tennessee and the Middle Tennessee Golf Course Superintendents Associations.

This nest is located in the Eastern Time Zone.


The eagles were named Elliott and Eloise by Hannah Carter, daughter of Bear Trace superintendent Paul Carter.

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By: MaryF (online) on Tuesday, October 28 2014 @ 01:26 AM EDT  
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Click on image to download -- Eloise and HB5+6, March 31, 2014 -- by golden1


Stats for the 2015 nesting season ~~


* Cam on --

* Eggs laid -- Egg #1-Feb 18, 2015, 5:04PM ~~ Egg #2-Feb 21, 2015

* Eggs hatched -- Egg #1 -- March 27, 2015 ~~ Egg #2 --

* Branched -- HB8 on May 29, 2015 ~~ HB7 on June 2, 2015

* Fledged -- H8 on June 13, 2015 ~~ HB7 on June 18, 2015

* Last seen --


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A little nest history ~~

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. Sadly one was discarded shortly before it was due to hatch, and the other apparently hatched but the chick died shortly after hatching. s.

Third nesting season 2013----Two eggs were laid and two healthy eaglets fledged.

2014 --- Two eggs laid and eventually two 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 was re-habbed by the AEF at Dollywood and was released by Al Cecere of the AEF back into the nest area where it reunited with it's family on June 30th.

Click on image to download -- HB5 release on 6/30/14 by Al Cecere


Link to video of HB5's release by Al Cecere --https://www.dropbox.com/s/wjs4prf2ok1sr ... liator.mov

Click on image to download -- HB5+6 reunited on 6/30/14




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By: MaryF (online) on Tuesday, October 28 2014 @ 01:27 AM EDT  
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The nest is located a pine tree that is only slightly taller than the location of their first nest where the original cameras were located. It is sitting 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 with the nest change and in 2012 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 picture shows a slightly closer view of the nest

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By: MaryF (online) on Tuesday, October 28 2014 @ 01:27 AM EDT  
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Eloise and Elliot captured by a nest moderator ---

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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

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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: Jimswif (offline) on Tuesday, December 23 2014 @ 11:21 AM EST  
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Hi Everyone!
I will be new to the HBEC and HWF. But, not that new to BE watching. So, thrilled to finally find BEs so close to home! Will be continuing to read up on E and E.
Really looking forward to the 2015 season on HBEC.


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By: JudyB (offline) on Tuesday, December 23 2014 @ 02:51 PM EST  
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Hi Jimswif, and welcome! (Love your avatar!)

Quick overview of images - if the picture is on your computer, use the Browse button in the Attachments area just below where you type your message to find your image, then use the File tags; there are three Browse buttons, so you can attach three images - put the number 1 between the File tags for the first image, 2 for the second and so on. The big advantage of using the Attachment feature is that it automatically puts a 500-pixel wide version of your picture in the post - and if someone clicks on it, they can see the picture at full size (up to some limits, which are larger than screenshots).

If you have the picture uploaded to a hosting service like PhotoBucket (or our Media Gallery), you can copy the URL of the picture and put that in IMG tags - but we ask that you still keep the image as it appears in the post around 500 pixels wide or less, because otherwise it may cause people to scroll to read the page.

There's a longer explanation in the hints linked in my signature, and I'll be happy to continue the discussion by PM (personal message) or in one of the tech threads.

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By: Jimswif (offline) on Monday, January 05 2015 @ 06:42 PM EST  
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I've just finished reading the information from the links Mary posted/listed at this thread's beginning. Nice amount of background info on E and E. Thank You

Judy, thank you for the warm welcome.

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By: MaryF (online) on Monday, January 05 2015 @ 08:21 PM EST  
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Welcome and Thanks Jimswif!! I try to dig up as much info as I can find on the nests and their eagles. Wink



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