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By: MaryF (offline) on Monday, October 03 2016 @ 11:16 PM EDT (Read 68076 times)  
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Could there be a more perfect place for this bald eagle cam than in the Capitol of the US--Washington, D.C.? We would like to welcome you to our second year of coverage of the AEF's eagle cam which is located in the Arboretum in the nation's capitol.

LINK TO BOTH CAMS -- http://www.dceaglecam.org/

LINK TO 2016 THREAD -- forum/viewtopic.php?topic=852515#852515

Click on image to download -- 2016 Washington family
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In 2014, this pair Bald Eagles chose a tulip poplar tree for their nest - hopefully we will see some of the flowers - in the Azalea section overlooking the Anacostia River high above Mount Hamilton at the U.S. National Arboretum. The beautiful National Arboretum is operated by the United States Department of Agriculture. This is the first Bald Eagle pair to nest in this there since 1947. This "patriotic" cam may be watched 24/7.

The pair of eagles in this nest have been named "Mr. President" and "The First Lady"

Both The President and First Lady here---some helpful ways to ID them

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By: MaryF (offline) on Monday, October 03 2016 @ 11:16 PM EDT  
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Click on image to download -- very young 2016 chicks
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STATS FOR 2017 ---


* Cam on -- January 1st

* Eggs laid -- Egg #1 - Feb 19th. 6:24PM ~~ Egg #2 - Feb 23rd, 4:26 PM

* Eggs Pipped -- Egg#1 - Mar 28th 9:58 AM ~~ Egg #2 - Mar 30th 6:56 AM

* Eggs hatched -- Egg#1/DC4 - Mar 29th - 7:21am ~~ Egg #2/DC5 - Mar 30th 1:54pm

*DC4 gets foot stuck and has to be rescued - Arp 20th - 7am
*DC4 ok and returned to the nest - Arp 21st - 4:58pm

* Named -- DC4 & DC5 have new names Honor and Glory - May 3rd

* Branched --
*Glory Branches! - June 10, 2017 10:26am
*Honor Branches! - June 12, 2017 8:10am

* Fledged --
*Glory accidentally fledges! - June 12, 2017 8:42pm
*Glory officially fledges - June 19, 2017 video by AEF
*Honor officially fledges - June 22, 2017 9:09am video by AEF

* Last seen --
Honor - July 13, 2017
Glory - July 23, 2017

Some Special Moments from the 2017 Season

*March 13, 2017 9:40pm ~ TFL covered with light dusting of snow
*March 14, 2107 5:59am MrP shelters TFL and the eggs from the ice storm
Video Camera DC Eagle Cam 3-14-2017 Mom and Dad Keeping warm - Elaine Myrkle
*March 28, 2017 12:48 DC4 pip (official pip time 9:58am)
*March 29, 2017 7:23am DC4 hatches (official hatch time 7:21am)
Video Camera DC Eagle Cam 3-29-2017 We have a bobblehead - Elaine Myrkle
*March 29, 2017 10:36am DC4 all dry and presented to the world
* Video Camera DC Eagle cam 3-29-2017 Bobblehead tries to eat - Elaine Myrkle
*March 30, 2017 6:56am Pip in second egg
*March 30, 2017 1:08pm DC5 hatches -sort of (official hatch time 1:54pm)
*Video Camera AEF DC Eagles – Hello DC5 – 3/30/2017 - Crayj46
*Video Camera AEF DC Eagles - DC5 Hatch - 3/30/17 - crayj46 (official hatch time)
*Video Camera April 1, 2017 1:56pm DC EAGLE CAM PS Payback - AEF
*Video Camera April 20, 2017 - Rescue of DC4 - birdbrain56
*Video Camera Arpil 21, 2017 - Return of DC4 - MsO
*Video Camera April 26, 2017 - Don't preen with a full crop - AEF
*May 12, 2017: Glory/DC5 self-feeds for the first time, what a pro
*Video CameraMay 14, 2017: Honor gets a bit snippy - CheryINV
*Video CameraMay 15, 2017: Testy Testy - Janet Adams
*May 16, 2017: Glory self-feed and mantles fish - snaps at TFL
*May 19, 2017: Honor self-feeds for the first time
*Video CameraJune 12, 2017: AEF DC Eagle Cam: Milestones, Glory Fledges - CheryINV
*Video CameraJune 17, 2017: AEF DC Eagle Cam: Honor Scales New Heights - CheryINV
*Video CameraDC Eagle Cam 6-19-17: Honor & Glory’s Rain Dance – AEF
*Video CameraAEF DC Eagle Cam 7-1-17: Rainy Days Are Fun Days - CheryINV
*Video CameraAEF DC Eagle Cam 7-3-17: World’s Most Dangerous Jobs - CheryINV

Click on image to download -- A warm afternoon in April for the month old eaglets
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Click on image to download -- Older 2016 eaglets--about 9 weeks old
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By: MaryF (offline) on Monday, October 03 2016 @ 11:17 PM EDT  
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About the nest ---


Click on image to download -- The nest tree and the nest
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There isn't much history on this nest as it was a new one in 2014. This pair fledged one eaglet in 2015 after which the American Eagle Foundation went together with the National Arboretum to install 2 HD cams near the top of the nest tree. The cams are totally powered by a solar array. This solar array was built by Alfred State College, SUNY College of Technology and was partially funded by the Department of Energy and Environment.

In 2016 2 eggs were laid and the resulting eaglets Freedom (D2) and Liberty (D3) successfully fledged on May 26th and 29th.


Click on image to download -- Map of the National Arboretum where the nest is located somewhere in the lower left corner in the Azalea section.
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A quote from Al Cecere: “Live-streaming cameras that feature our nation’s symbol in our nation’s capital … you can’t get much more American than that,” American Eagle Foundation Founder and President Al Cerere said in a news release. “It’s a great addition to our Nest Cam Program and we hope it brings joy to a lot of people.”


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By: MaryF (offline) on Monday, October 03 2016 @ 11:17 PM EDT  
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The beautiful view from the nest ---

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A few recent articles concerning this nest cam --


http://time.com/4225917/bald-eagles-nes ... d=homepage


Click on image to download -- Our 2016 family together for a meal
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http://wjla.com/news/local/watch-live-d ... -eagle-cam


http://wtop.com/dc/2016/02/cameras-show ... s/slide/1/


The solar panels that provide power for the cam

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ABOUT THE DC EAGLE CAM PROJECT

In 2015, American Eagle Foundation staff traveled to D.C. to install state-of-the-art cameras, infrared lighting, and other related equipment in-and-around the nest tree with the help of volunteers and experienced tree climbers. The USDA's U.S. National Arboretum ran a half-mile of fiber optic cable to the cameras' ground control station, which connects the cameras to the internet. The entire system is powered by a large mobile solar array (containing several deep cycle batteries) that was designed and built by students and staff from Alfred State College, SUNY College of Technology and was partially funded by the Department of Energy and Environment. USNA has implemented a backup generator that will kick in if prolonged inclement weather causes the solar array to provide insufficient power to the system.



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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, December 20 2016 @ 11:29 AM EST  
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A wonderful article about this nest that Al Cecere shared on FB today.. AND good news!! The cam will be going live on New Year's Eve!! WooHoo


https://www.yahoo.com/news/bring-online ... 00383.html



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By: Ferenz (offline) on Thursday, January 05 2017 @ 02:20 PM EST  
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‘MR. PRESIDENT’&‘THE FIRST LADY’ WASHINGTON, DC BALD EAGLE NEST CAM

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By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, January 11 2017 @ 04:15 PM EST  
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There seems to be a well defined nest bowl/egg cup in this nest already!

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By: Mad(am)Scientist (offline) on Friday, February 03 2017 @ 02:42 AM EST  
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Nestorations continue - getting closer to egg-laying time! Smile
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