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A reminder for all you veteran eagle watches,  the Hanover, Pa. eagles are working hard to rebuild the nest as documented by this video by a local expert, Karen Lippy.

The live stream camera should be activated in early Jan.

 

https://hdontap.com/index.php/video/stream/bald-eagle-live-cam

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Very cool Ed....thanks for posting...:)

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4 hours ago, Jerry77 said:

Very cool Ed....thanks for posting...:)

:handgestures-thumbupright:

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Great video.....amazing that they are starting the nest as winter is beginning. When do they lay the eggs? I remember seeing the cam last year when they were laying on the nest and covered with snow and ice. 

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2 hours ago, steelman said:

 When do they lay the eggs?

 

The first egg came on Feb 18 last year.   So, they have a month to rebuild the nest.

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26 minutes ago, Ed Kennell said:

So, they have a month to rebuild the nest.

I hope that's enough... Are they their own G.C.? Stick suppliers, stick trimmers, stick installers. Fluffy stuff as well. Gotta build out and reinforce the edges for extra dead fish and rodent storage areas... And only the two of 'em doing all that? Bizzy, Bizzy, Bizzy....:ychain:

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Not to worry Eric.

 

                                         They will

     

                                    See the source image

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9 minutes ago, Ed Kennell said:

Not to worry Eric.

 

                                         They will

     

                                    See the source image

:ROTF::ROTF::ROTF::ROTF:

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I love watching those eagles every year. Thanks for the heads up Ed.    :thumbs2:

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I just checked the site.   The live camera has been activated.  You can now watch the live feed of the nest construction.

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No eagles on the nest this morning.    Too much wind for nest construction today.

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The birds are working on the nest this morning.

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ef78fc369331f7fb3d87f86d576d2cb6Had a scare last night.  A reported raccoon attempted to steal the eggs.  It looks  more like a pine fisher to me.

 

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26 minutes ago, Ed Kennell said:

ef78fc369331f7fb3d87f86d576d2cb6Had a scare last night.  A reported raccoon attempted to steal the eggs.  It looks  more like a pine fisher to me.

 

 

 

I agree that the body could be a fisher but the right front paw looks like it has 5 separate digits which would be a raccoon.

 

Whatever it is.... I'm thinking there's GOT to be an easier way to forage than in an Eagle's nest - WITH an eagle !!!     :scared-eek:

 

Good to see all appears well this morning. :handgestures-thumbupright:

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19 minutes ago, Ed Kennell said:

Sorry EB, I really meant Pine Martin.

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I GOT to get one of those! 

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Whatever it was, must have some brass ones to take on Mama Eagle over an egg!

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Seriously, these are amazing birds. We have a nest near where I live in SW PA that me and the Mrs. like to keep an eye on. Last year in the spring the nest blew down out of the tree in one of our high wind storms so we kind of thought that was the end of our entertainment to have the opportunity to watch these amazing creatures. Not so. Sure enough, we checked back this year and the next was totally reconstructed, in the same tree none the less. Not sure how many eggs are in it this year since we don't have a live feed, but when we checked, Mama eagle (or Papa) was sitting on the nest. Here is a photo I took of the happy couple from last year.

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Sorry to report the bad news from our Hanover Eagle nest.

After the Pine Martin attack,  the live camera was off for two days due to a power outage caused by a big fire in Hanover.  Sometime during the blackout, another eagle attacked and injured  our nesting female(Liberty).  She has not been seen since.  The lone male (Freedom) has been defending the nest and trying to protect the eggs, but he will have to leave soon or risk starvation.    nature can seem cruel, but the strong must survive to strengthen the species.     The latest attack was about an hour ago.

 

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Sad day for Freedom.   It is clear his mate  was seriously injured in the earlier attack and is not able to make it back to the nest.   This is his 4th day w/o food.   He will have to leave the eggs soon or will starve and freeze in this storm.

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As the folks from the PA Game Commission have said, nature is sometimes not easy to watch. 

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I don't know anything about this kind of stuff, but couldn't a couple of dead chickens be left on the ground under the nest??  Sure hate to see him starve or leave the eggs..would that be interfering? 

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Unfortunately, ground critters would get the chickens first. Lots of dogs, foxes, and raccoons in the area. 

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