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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, September 29 2016 @ 08:12 PM EDT (Read 320 times)  
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Welcome to season five of our coverage of the Harrison Bay Eagle Cam.

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


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

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

Link to 2015/16 thread -- forum/viewtopic.php?topic=829738#829738



A special note ~~

This cam has, for the last four seasons featured the pair of bald eagles Elliott and Eloise. It appears that for this new season we have a new female. Eloise was last seen on September 14th. The following day a new female who has already been named Eliza showed up at the nest and she has been there ever since. We all wish Eloise well wherever she is! Thank you for four wonderful years and all of those beautiful eaglets. Wub


Click on image to download -- The new Harrison Bay female, Eliza

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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.


Click on image to download -- The pair from the last 4 seasons--Elliott and Eloise


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 is now available on this cam! 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.


Click on image to download -- Beautiful Eloise! We all wish her well!!



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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, September 29 2016 @ 08:12 PM EDT  
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Last season two eaglets, HB9 and HB10, successfully fledged from the nest. We hope that this nest with it's new female, will have an equally great season this year!!


Click on image to download -- One of the best pictures of an eggtooth during hatching that I have seen! Thank you Ferenz



Stats for the 2017 nesting season ~~

* Eggs laid --

* Eggs hatched --

* Branched --

* Fledged --

* Last seen --

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Click on image to download -- Hello HB9 From SuzieO


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.

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.

2015 --- Two healthy eaglets fledged from the nest. HB8 on June 13th and HB7 on June 18th.

2016 --- Two more beautiful, healthy eaglets fledged from this nest. The fledge dates were HB9 -- May 26th and HB10 -- May 24th

2016/17 -- To start off the season we appear to have a new female!!


Click on image to download -- Welcome to the world HB9 and HB10 Another from Ferenz



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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, September 29 2016 @ 08:13 PM 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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This next picture shows a slightly closer view of the nest

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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, September 29 2016 @ 08:13 PM EDT  
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Click on image to download -- The funny dinosaur/mowhawk stage of HB9+HB10


Some of the following articles are a bit dated. and do contain information about lovely Eloise, but still contain interesting information about the 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://nooga.com/159718/harrison-ba

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Click on image to download -- Handsome Elliot love





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/news ... ing/68640/

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Click on image to download -- HB9, HB10, and Eloise tracking Elliot






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Elliot and his new lady, Eliza in a tall pine across from the nest this morning


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