Here is another Eagle Cam that we watch rather faithfully. Derek and Savannah are the mating pair and they have an interesting history. I find it fascinating that the nest is so close to the ground. There are several injured eagles in the enclosure. This morning I counted 4 but there may be more.
The female Eagle just fed the two babies...actually the larger one got most of the feeding but the little one got a few bites before the feeding ended. The little one isn't too coodinated yet so had a problem with the timing of getting the food from mom's beak when it was offered!! Just too cute!
I am always amazed at how gentle these big birds are when feeding their babes.
A little OT here...We have eagles here at the lake and general area. We have seen them flying over the lake. Yesterday as I headed out to Walmart...just down the road perched in a tree so big & beautiful was a Bald Eagle!! It was just so awesome...just wish I would have had my camera with me...I was dying that I was missing such a photot op!! lol
I checked in last evening at 9:30 p.m. EST on the Blackwater Eagle webcam. They were all sound asleep nuzzled together, waiting for the pending snow. They have gotten too big for all to fit in the cup.
Horrible news. The mother Eagle was killed by a plane yesterday. The father is now caring for the young ones. What a shock. US Airways plane from Philadelphia struck the bird. Decision will be made today whether to remove the Eaglets from the nest.
They left the cam on last night as well as having the chat area open and everyone was able to pay tribute to the Mama Eagle and her family. It was very heartbreaking to see how many were impacted by this beautiful eagle family. I am sad for this family but glad that the eaglets have been removed...they will have a much better chance at survival. Hopefully the male will find a new mate and share another family with us next year.
I am sure he will be greatly affected by this tragedy. They were together for nine years I think and seemed to be very affectionate with each other. Even though their feelings may be different from ours he seemed very devoted to his mate and family. I think he must be very confused and lonely right now. Poor guy...I really feel for him.
I'm sure he'll be very devoted to his next mate even though a bit lost now. What a terrible, day, but the edge is smoothed a bit by the removal of the eaglets. So glad those people are of that mindset, rather than those "hands off" people with Scottish Ospreys.
Sad as it is, these are very lucky birds...can you imagine how many Eaglets lose parents in the wild, that don't have cameras watching them? Have to hope for the best for these three. They should be able to release them back into the wild in maybe 3 months.
I should have mentioned it was on the old site. I wonder if they are sending the signal to them so they can broadcast it better. I know they said they needed a much bigger cable system to send it from the Wildlife Center all over the world.
Could not see much, that's for sure. Be able to see more the next few days as the films are readied for viewing. NX was returned to the Wildlife Center for a few days. They attached a transmitter to her and when released she failed to gain altitude (though she had plenty of attitude). They think she was overheated and tired. Only clearly saw NV fly...and that was awesome!
There are several injuries. A wing, and eye. They are hoping she will hold down her meal eaten last night. A laceration was repaired on a wing and there is wing droop. It will take a few days to know for sure if she may recover fully. She was the Eagle fitted with a transmitter, and was seemingly doing well, exploring her territory, before this happened.
NX is healing. She does have a fracture on a wing. Seems the reason she threw up the first night is she had a belly full of rancid deer meat. She had completed her medications, and hopefully after healing she will be able to be re-released. They did mention an eye injury earlier. An Eagle without good eyesight would not last long in the wild, so have to hope that is temporary also.
NX is improving steadily, but I imagine it will be quite a while before she will be re-released. Last week a visitor at Norfolk Botanical Garden discovered a dead female Bald Eagle. At first they were afraid it was the new mate for the male Eagle, but he has since been seen mating with a female Eagle at the old nesting site. They have new cameras up and they should begin their nesting season shortly.
Male has been mating with a fourth female so far this year. The first female he chose for a partner after his long time mate was killed by an airplane was also killed. They think she struck an electric line at the garden where they nest. Since her death he has mated with 3 more females. Now number 4 is redecorating the nest. Still hopeful for eggs, but they would have to come by the end of this month.
Screenshot of the female and male Bald Eagles from WVEC camera. Just thought they looked beautiful in the foggy morning. They had just finished mating again a few minutes before. They are certainly forming a strong bond.
here's a nice one out of the Quad Cities. There's a branch and logo in the way but it's close up and has sound. The one I was watching at Fulton, IL is having technical difficulties all the time. They lost a chick too, that crawled over the edge!!!! Our worst nightmare!