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By: Debs (offline) on Saturday, January 09 2016 @ 03:42 PM EST (Read 24644 times)  
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January 9 2016

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Welcome to the observation thread devoted to a trio of eagles ... yes three adult bald eagles that share a nest at Fulton, Illinois.

The nest is situated by the Lock and Dam No. 13 located on the Upper Mississippi River in Fulton, Illinois and close to Clinton, Iowa, United States. Information on Lock and Dan No 13 can be found here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lock_and_Dam_No._13

Apparently this trio have been together for three seasons although there has not been continuous coverage of their nesting behaviors via live cam. This year there is live cam coverage at this nest providing three different views that includes the nest and views of the Mississippi River as well.

Here is the link to the three cams - please note you will have to use a user name guest and password guest to enter the site but once you log in once ... the username and password should save

http://208.86.162.107:6300/jpegpull.htm

Meet the Trio Wub
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Testing the bowl
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The cams appear to be still cam feeds not live streaming. The images update every 10 to 30 seconds or so and there is also a time lapse between actual time and cam time(s).

Important Dates - 2016 Nesting Season

•Adults Return: Not sure if these eagles migrate since they live in a area rich in resources; we will have to monitor and observe this.

•Intrusions: Great Horned Owls, Juvenile Eagle just prior to egg laying.

•Eggs Laid: Feb 1, Feb 4 & Feb 7, 2016

•Hatched: -

•Branching -

•Fledged -

•Juveniles last seen:

Here are the Hatch Timelines for the 2016 Nesting Season for our Fulton Trio





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By: Debs (offline) on Saturday, January 09 2016 @ 03:49 PM EST  
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Great Horned Owls have been visiting the nest occasionally so there could be a territorial dispute here if the GHO do not leave the territory.

Here is a video and some captures i got of the GHO visiting and bonding at the eagle's nest on January 4 2016


Owl Visits - Lock and Dam 13 Eagle Nest - 2nd Owl Arrives - Bonding Occurs - Jan 4 2016

https://youtu.be/_MiZuRfM7ME

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By: Debs (offline) on Saturday, January 09 2016 @ 03:49 PM EST  
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History of the Fulton Nesting Pairs & Trio

2016 History

Camera restored December 11, 2015.
The trio have been seen building on the nest, which is located closer to the road. Tree that was used in 2015 in no longer in existence.
The trio of one female and two males have been working on building up the nest through out November and December. A pair of great horned owls have been there throughout the evening and possible looking to take over the nest. Great Horned Owls were seen pair bonding and copulating on Jan 3rd.

2004 – The nest and eggs were destroyed by high winds.
2005 – The nest and eggs were destroyed by high winds.
2006 – One mate died after flying into an electrical power line. The other mate abandoned the nest and eggs.
2007 – Two young fledged.
2008 – Three young fledged.
2009 – One chick fledged, but flew into an electrical power line and died.
2010 – Three chicks fledged.
2011 – The nest was relocated and webcam installed. Wooden supports were added to the old nest for stability.
2011 – Eggs laid, adults abandoned nest. The tree collapsed in June, due to wind.
2012 – Nest was rebuilt in old location, near Lock and Dam 13. Two eggs were laid and eventually hatched. Behavior of male (Valor) indicated that he was young and didn’t know exactly what to do. He had limited interest in incubation and feeding. Both eggs hatched, but each eaglet at 3 days old perished.
2013 – New nest location. Three adults were around nest. Behavior indicated that Valor I was replaced with Valor II. The pair successfully raised 2 eaglets.
Working on moving camera to new location.
Camera was placed in mid November, 2013 at nest location. However, there are several new nests being built. We are waiting to see where they settle before proceeding with camera setup.
2014 – unable to see nest due to vegetation
2015 – 3 young fledged

Thanks to the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge for the statistical information on these birds.

Here is a capture of the three views available at this nest.
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By: Debs (offline) on Saturday, January 09 2016 @ 03:50 PM EST  
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A few more captures from this afternoon visit

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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, January 09 2016 @ 04:52 PM EST  
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WOW Debs! That nest does not have a very good history does it? So many sad things happening! I sure hope they do better this season! Roll eyes



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By: Debs (offline) on Saturday, January 09 2016 @ 07:55 PM EST  
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Mary Byebye lots of heartbreak at many eagle nests and this one has had its fair share ... talons crossed for a great nesting season for this trio Wub


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By: Debs (offline) on Saturday, January 09 2016 @ 08:01 PM EST  
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Video Camera

Three Eagles Together - Lock 13 - Fulton, IL - January 9 2016 - Part One of Two Videos

https://youtu.be/JDndUBW97iY


Three Eagles Together - Lock 13 - Fulton, IL - January 9 2016 - Part Two

https://youtu.be/KtWEskNLW24


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By: Debs (offline) on Saturday, January 09 2016 @ 08:40 PM EST  
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There was a solo visit before dark too ...

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Looks like excitement is growing for the nesting season!
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It was a short visit before dark then poof nest was MT again.

745 pm
Nest is still MT.

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