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live eagle cam

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

http://www.ustream.tv/SouthwestFloridaEagleCam

Im not sure if anyone else likes these live bird cams. The eagle went on hatch watch yesterday. Nothing so far.

(Zone 5a)

Thanks for posting this.. I had no idea Eagles would be nesting anywhere at this time. There is quite a bit of traffic passing by right now.

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

Does seem to be sleeping now. Always wondered if birds 'sacked out'. I just couldnt stop watching them earlier. So beautiful and interesting.

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

No little eagles yet. Breakfast has been had.

Is it true that the birds have an egg tooth that they use to crack out and then loose it. I would have thought they used their beak.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0PImwfZKnk

Looks like I would have been up until 444 waiting for a change.

This message was edited Dec 31, 2012 8:58 AM

(Zone 5a)

Yes, birds do have an egg tooth, even Eagles, but they will fall off the first week.
http://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2012/03/frequently-asked-questions-eaglet.html

What a different climate in Florida. There's green! :)

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

Looks like things are happening in the nest. Today might be the day we get the first eaglete. The parents have been up and down all night, sitting much higher in the nest this morning

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

Looks like we have the first eaglete all the way out, very exciting and interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crfpi5c-eFU&feature=youtu.be

Video from last night that shows when little birdie emerges for the first time

This message was edited Jan 2, 2013 7:56 AM

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekh4FF43W2A

Mom gets up close with her baby and ready to feed it. She feeds it right after this, I dont think that shows the baby as good tho

Everybody seems to be sleeping now in the nest. The other egg is at 35 days. Wonder what happens if it doesnt hatch, and when the Mom will figure it out. Hopefully it will show itself at least starting out tomorrow.

(Zone 5a)

Oh, I hope that egg hatches. According to the site it seems most years are just one eaglet. A parent was feeding the one when I just looked. A hungry thing it was. I am always amazed at how gentle the parent eagles are toward their young.

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9JPiQCmA1Y
This is a you tube video someone posted from noon. Earlier this morning, I was following the chat and it appears that the other egg has a crack all the way across it, no pip hole to be seen tho. Im not sure what that means but no one on the chat seems to worried yet, so I keep watching.

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

The second, and last eagle has hatched. Two little hungry mouths to feed.

Its raining this morning, Mom is all wet. Ive always wondered if birds just sit there and get rained on, or if the hunker down somehow. Guess they just get rained on, keep shaking their heads when it gets to wet, to get the water off.

(Zone 5a)

Oh, I am so glad to hear that. :D

In the site I linked to above, Raptor Resource Project, they talked about that. In our climate, we have snow and sometimes a LOT of it. They showed a video of one of the parents on the nest overnight, just covered in snow. At some point it, stood up and the snow just fell off. The eagles have a lot of insulating feathers that they do not get wet down to the skin.

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

Those little eaglets were sure cute in that site. Thanks for posting it

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

I agree, the little ones are adorable! Thanks Nanny.

(Zone 5a)

I haven't had a chance to look at this much, since my husband works from home on the computer. But they look well and very hot. It was cute seeing a little one scramble from under the parent to peer over at the passing traffic. Maybe it's wondering where a meal is?

We just had an arctic blast blow in. Brr... The winds kept me up last night.

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

Baby eagles sure are growing. Mom feeds them so gently. Boy oh Boy do those little birds already have some big feet/talons

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