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By: MaryF (offline) on Friday, October 09 2015 @ 01:40 PM EDT (Read 6405 times)  
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We would like to welcome everyone to year three of our coverage of the R F Bald Eagle Cam here on the HWF forum.


LIVESTREAM CAM LINK -- http://livestream.com/rfeaglecam/events/2525155

YOU TUBE CAM LINK -- https://www.youtube.com/user/riverfarmeaglecam/live

LINK TO THE RF FACEBOOK PAGE -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/1416807728576715/


The view from the overhead cam--Hello Martha!

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The R F bald eagle nest is located North of Leesburg, on the Potomac River, a few miles north of George Washington's Mount Vernon home in Northern Virginia near a large horse breeding and training farm. We will not be divulging the exact location of the nest at the wish of the property and cam owner. This map shows the general location of the nest.

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A beautiful look at the nest and the nest tree --

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By: MaryF (offline) on Friday, October 09 2015 @ 01:40 PM EDT  
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A little history of the nest --


Eagle Cam informed us that the original RF nest collapsed during the "Snowmageddon" in Feb 2010. This nest was built in the current tree near the old one and first used in 2011, thus this is 6th year for current nest.


This is their tenth of watching this pair and this is the fourth year with a camera on the nest. Typically, they have had two eaglets survive each year. One year, only one survived. We have no idea how many eggs were laid in prior years. In 2011 three eaglets survived, and after leaving the nest, spent a few weeks together before moving on! In 2013 there were two eggs and both eaglets successfully left the nest


In 2014 there was one surviving eaglet, Justice, who fledged successfully. The other two eggs that were laid each had their own tragedy. Egg #1 was lost very close to the hatch day when a frozen rabbit was accidently dropped on it. Egg #2 successfully hatched but tiny Liberty9 was lost at the age of 6 days to unknown causes.

Click on image to download --Justice at 5 1/2 weeks (Credit Teryl G. Grubb, USDA Forest Service)


In 2015 we had only one egg hatch on March 24th. That chick--Glory -- was lost on March 25, 2015 at only one day old. We don't know why. The chick in the second egg ceased all movement on the third day of trying to hatch.

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LINK TO 2014/15 THREAD -- forum/viewtopic.php?topic=707866#707866

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2015/16 Stats for the nest ~~

* Cam on -- October 21st

* Eggs laid -- First egg - Feb 16th ~~ Egg #2 - Feb 19th ~~ Egg #3 - Feb 21st

* Eggs hatched -- Egg #1 - March 25th ~~ Egg #2 - March 26th ~~

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By: MaryF (offline) on Friday, October 09 2015 @ 01:41 PM EDT  
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The adult pair in this nest are known as Martha and George. Our poster MsO has provided the following pictures to help identify who is who in this nest. Thank You


How to tell George and Martha apart? George's tail is heart shaped, Martha's goes straight across.

Martha--top picture and George is the bottom picture

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Thanks to MsO for the identifying pictures!!! Grin



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By: MsO (offline) on Sunday, October 11 2015 @ 08:34 AM EDT  
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Video of camera being installed and adjusted. Still waiting for live stream.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZXAiET ... MTEwMjAxNQ

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By: MsO (offline) on Wednesday, October 21 2015 @ 09:10 PM EDT  
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Livestream still not working, but YouTube site is up. We have sound this year! rfeaglecam.net


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By: MsO (offline) on Thursday, October 29 2015 @ 03:32 PM EDT  
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Livestream still not working, but YouTube site is up. We have sound this year! www.rfeaglecam.net


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By: MsO (offline) on Sunday, November 01 2015 @ 05:26 PM EST  
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First visit to the nest today, Nov 1. Both look healthy and ready to begin a new season. Click on image to download


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