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By: golden1 (offline) on Friday, August 26 2016 @ 11:03 AM EDT (Read 16244 times)  
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Thank you golden1 for starting this thread for me!! Thank You


Welcome to the fourth year of coverage here on HWF of the Berry College Eagle Cam!!


All of us here at HWF would like to thank Berry College for letting us see a this wonderful view into the life of their resident bald eagles. The eagles have set up a massive nest just behind the school's athletic center. This is the first documented nest in the modern history of Floyd County, Georgia and the first nest in Georgia with a camera---three cams in fact!.


Click on image to download -- Mom and Dad Berry



This page contains the links for all three of this year's cams --

http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam/#sthash.SZoE14WG.dpuf


Link to the Berry College Eagles Facebook page -- https://www.facebook.com/berrycollegeeagles


Click on image to download - The Berrys in the golden hour



STATS FOR 2016-2017 ~~


* Eggs laid ~~

* Eggs hatched ~~.

* Branching ~~

* Fledged ~~

* Last seen ~~


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IMPORTANT NOTE: The nest cam has been installed in an area very close to the nest and which is "off limits" during nesting season. If something happens to the camera (picture shift, damage, blackout, eagle attack,) then repairs will not be made until after the eagles have left the nest. -


LINK TO LAST YEAR'S THREAD -- forum/viewtopic.php?topic=812120#812120


Click on image to download -- B3, 2014 Berry eaglet



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By: golden1 (offline) on Friday, August 26 2016 @ 11:04 AM EDT  
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Some nest history ~~~


Eagles had been reported in the vicinity of the campus for several years. The eagles had attracted the attention of photographers and others statewide. Students and faculty flocked to the site to catch a glimpse of the majestic couple.

2012-2013

The eagles were first spotted on the main campus in March 2012 by a Berry student who reported their presence to his professor. It was an unusual time for eagles to nest and there has been speculation that they may have had a nest elsewhere possibly lost to a storm.

The eagles were seen carrying sticks to build their nest, but to the disappointment of many, they had nested too late to produce offspring. By April 2012 they were gone – but not for long.

In October 2012, the eagles returned to the nest, and in November they were seen mating. Two eggs hatched by January 2013. The eaglets and their parents continued to impress scores of watchers, all fascinated with the sight of eagle parents bringing food to the nest and, later, the wing-flapping of the eaglets in preparation for flight.

Both of Berry's 2012/2013 eaglets fledged during the last week of April. Eaglet B1 flew on April 22 and Eaglet B2 flew on April 28.

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2013-14

The female eagle returned to the nest in 2013 with an injured left leg/foot. We do not know how it happened and it does not hamper her although she will show evidence of her injury for the rest of her life.


Click on image to download -- A good look at Mom's left leg


The college added a camera to the tree (Camera 1) for direct viewing into the nest. The eagle couple once again returned to the nest in late September and began “nestorations” in preparation for the season. On January 14, 2014, the first egg was laid, followed by a second egg on January 17. On February 22, one of the eggs hatched and the other egg was seen as non-viable. The eaglet that hatched, B3, fledged on May 22.



Link for the 2013/14 thread for this nest -- forum/viewtopic.php?topic=568593#568593

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2014-15

Berry added a third camera (Camera 2) to the nest tree, and the eagles returned to the nest in September, right on schedule. They once again refurbished the nest and exhibited appropriate mating activity. Two eaglets (B4 and B5) hatched in January and successfully fledged in May.


Click on image to download -- B4 and 5


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2015-16

Two beautiful, healthy eaglets were fledged this season.


Click on image to download -- B6 and 7





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By: golden1 (offline) on Friday, August 26 2016 @ 11:04 AM EDT  
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Some information about the Berry College Eagles' host --


Click on image to download - general overview--Berry College


Berry College is a private, independent, coeducational, four-year liberal arts college of approximately 2,100 students. It is located near Rome, Georgia in northwest Georgia about 72 miles from Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, TN. There are 47 primary buildings on campus, including 15 classroom facilities and 10 residence halls.

Berry offers an unusually beautiful environment for learning on its 27,000-acre campus. It is the world's largest contiguous college campus. population of deer (estimates range between 1,500 and 2,500). The Georgia Department of Natural Resources oversees about 16,000 acres of the campus, conducts managed hunts and provides recreational opportunities within the department of regulations. However, land Fields, forests, lakes and mountains (Lavender Mountain) provide scenic beauty in a protected natural setting. Designated portions of the campus are open to the public for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities. The campus is also home to a large encompassing the academic buildings and other public spaces is a wildlife refuge in which no hunting is allowed. This beautiful campus is a perfect place for a pair of eagles to call home!

Berry College was founded in 1902 by Martha Berry (1865-1942) as a school for enterprising rural boys when few public schools existed in Georgia. A girls' school was added in 1909. Berry became one of the nation's most successful educational experiments, combining academic study, student work and interdenominational Christian religious emphasis. Berry has an excellent record of sound growth. A junior college was established in 1926 and a four-year college in 1930; graduate programs were added in 1972.


Click on image to download - The Ford dining hall, named for financial contributer to the college, Henry Ford



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By: golden1 (offline) on Friday, August 26 2016 @ 11:04 AM EDT  
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About the Berry Eagles' "Nest" and "Approach" Cameras


Click on image to download - Installation of the second nest cam with a good look at the nest tree and the nest


Berry is excited to provide live video feeds of the bald eagle nest. Georgia Power once again donated the use of a truck and manpower this year to install two new cameras, camera 1 and camera 2, both with sound. One of these cameras was donated by Axis Communications Inc. Both nest cameras are Axis model Q1765-LE.

Both of the nest cameras are equipped with infrared (IR) technology that allows viewing at night. This light spectrum is outside the viewing range of both bald eagles and humans. When on location at night, no light source can be seen by the naked eye. - See more at: http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam/#sthash.SZoE14WG.dpuf


Although these cameras are high definition, in order to stream video content across the web there will be some reduction in resolution. The nest approach camera, a third camera. is situated on a pole across from the nest tree. It is a Pelco camera and is new for the 2015-16 season.

Many thanks to the awesome Georgia Power crew who make streaming possible--you can see in the picture how high the bucket had to go to reach the nest. Look how high that nest is---one mighty tall crane!!!


Click on image to download - A nice look at the size of the nest


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By: golden1 (offline) on Friday, August 26 2016 @ 11:05 AM EDT  
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By: golden1 (offline) on Friday, August 26 2016 @ 11:23 AM EDT  
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August 26, 2016

The other night I saw a photo by Trudi Kron on facebook that shows Dad Berry on the nest at 8:11pm

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This was posted by crayj46 on Aug 25th: today, 8.25.16 late in the evening Dad came to the nest, he was joined by a female who is not Mom, unless her broken leg suddenly became straight again, and her tail freckles disappeared. This female is a different bird than Mom, smaller as well, Dad acted submissive and he is nearly the same size as this bird. Time will tell, this is the first time I've seen eagles on the nest this season.

video here https://youtu.be/EjoafHKcLyo

amd posted the following note the same evening

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And so the season begins. Original posts can be seen here: www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic ... 770#907770


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By: crayj46 (offline) on Friday, August 26 2016 @ 10:18 PM EDT  
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i don't believe it was Dad in the video, that bird was larger than Dad and he didn't have what I call "Bandy" legs. could be a pair migrating back to florida?


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By: golden1 (offline) on Saturday, August 27 2016 @ 10:17 AM EDT  
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It sure could have been another male Crayj46. May they both move along if it is not Ma and Pa Berry. Have a good weekend everyone.


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