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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 4, 2013 10:53 AM CST
A family set up a webcam on their property to record the birth of baby bald eagles. Apparently it has gone viral: Very cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoNTEFMPB2Q

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 4, 2013 11:17 AM CST
Thumbs up Thanks, Karen.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 4, 2013 5:01 PM CST
Thanks Karen.

I'll look again when there isn't a dead bunny. Crying Blinking Sad
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 5, 2013 5:47 PM CST
Karen: That is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing the link!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 7, 2013 10:19 AM CST
Here's a link to a live web cam at a Bald Eagle nest in someone's backyard in SW Florida. The realtor who owns the property decided to put up a webcam for all to view. There are two hatchlings, one born New Years day and the other three days later ... apparently keeping dry beneath mom because it's currently raining in that area of Florida. There's a 30 second advertisement before the nest appears:

http://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 7, 2013 10:31 AM CST
Lovey dubby
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 7, 2013 10:57 AM CST
I finally saw the chicks moving around a bit and one peeked it's head out. Looks like mama is looking around a lot ... possibly for daddy to bring lunch? Green Grin! I love webcams like this!
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 7, 2013 11:00 AM CST
Me too. nodding
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 8, 2013 11:10 PM CST
You can even see it at night, in black and white, of course. Whistling Thumbs up

Looks like the poor little dead bunny Crying Blinking is gone. Was sad to see it there. Sad
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Marilyn
Jan 8, 2013 11:12 PM CST
I see two little chicks at night! So adorable! Lovey dubby
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 9, 2013 11:32 AM CST
Marilyn: The video with the rabbit is in the first post from Karen. That nest is in Iowa. The video I posted is a nest in Florida and the Florida birds seem to be eating only fish which is their main diet down here ... so much water, always lots of fish! The nest in Florida is right near a river and the Gulf of Mexico. I saved the video to my desktop and click on it many times during the day and at night to watch what's going on at the nest. It's going to be a lot of fun seeing those babies grow up. I noticed yesterday morning that one of the chicks kept pecking at the other whenever it raised it's head. I'm assuming the one doing the pecking is the older of the two. I think they are three days apart and one does seem to be stronger than the other (in my opinion) so I hope it doesn't bully it's little brother/sister. I also read on a blog that they use an infrared light or something at night which does not have lights that the birds can detect.

The Hancock Wildlife Foundation has a blog going about this particular nest in SW Florida. Scroll down this page and it gives some information about these two adults that have been nesting at this same site for 6 years: http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic...
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 9, 2013 11:21 PM CST
Thanks Lin for the link and the info!

I was very saddened to read about...

"The old nest was deliberately killed by someone to get rid of the eagles nest. Crying Blinking Sad Thumbs down Grumbling

Jan. 25, 2006, during our last trip to the gulf coast of FL, we went to Ft. De Sota and saw two Bald Eagles their nest and a fish one had caught. We didn't get pics of both Eagles, one had flown away when we took the pics.


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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 10, 2013 7:12 AM CST
Marilyn: Yes, that was very sad that someone killed the nest tree on purpose, a shame they didn't catch the culprit and prosecute him to the full extent of the law!!

Wow, those are really great photo's! The birds in your photo's aren't actually the Bald Eagle but rather Osprey's! I love watching them fly and swoop down to catch fish. We see them at the beach a lot and also around the neighborhood during the summer months. The Osprey is abundant here in Florida because of the great number of open water where they can catch fish. The Osprey grows to about 24", somewhat smaller than the Bald Eagle which can get to about 35" in size but from a distance their appearance is very similar to the Bald Eagle. We have an Osprey nest one street over from us but I'm assuming they are winter migrants because they haven't returned to the nest yet this year; maybe with the warmer winter temp's they stayed farther north this year? The Osprey is commonly called "Fish Hawk" because, like the Eagle they catch and eat a lot of fish. The Eagles are here in all but the hot summer months of July, August and September but the Ospreys nest in Florida year round. I took these photo's of juvenile Ospreys a couple of years ago; one in a local Wal-Mart parking lot and the other in Sam's Club parking lot where they build their nests atop light poles:
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And, one in flight from my back deck:
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 10, 2013 11:02 PM CST
*Blush* *Blush* *Blush* What was I thinking?! Thumbs down Blinking

Beautiful bird! Lovey dubby Great pics! Thumbs up

Thanks! I tip my hat to you. *Blush*

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 11, 2013 9:38 AM CST
Marilyn: They really do look alike from a distance! I've seen an Osprey way up in a pine tree across the way from us a few times and get so excited yelling at my husband, "A Bald Eagle, A Bald Eagle!" He says are you sure and I say yeah, it's gotta be an eagle. Then he gets the binoculars and shows me that it's not an eagle but an Osprey; but, I love them all and your photo's are really amazing! I especially love the fourth one where you can clearly see he/she has a fish ... and the one where he/she is perched above the nest! I wonder if there was a baby in the nest? It looks like it's sitting there waiting for it's mate or for a baby to wake up or something. Great pic's and I'm so glad you posted them. Thumbs up
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 11, 2013 11:16 PM CST
Thanks Lin! I tip my hat to you.

DH took the pics, since I think he takes pics better than I do. Thumbs up

It was a neat and cool sight seeing the Ospreys! Hurray! nodding
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 13, 2013 8:38 AM CST
I found another live Bald Eagle cam in Iowa with interesting information regarding the Eagles that nest there: http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_davenport/en/info_page/ea...
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 14, 2013 12:22 AM CST
Thanks Lin! I tip my hat to you.

I'll have to take a look in the daytime soon! Thumbs up
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 14, 2013 8:06 AM CST
You're welcome. The Iowa nest looks to be empty at present ... I guess because it's winter. I thought it was snow I was seeing in the nest but when I clicked for the full screen view it looks like a lot of feathers so I'm not sure what's happening at the Iowa nesting site. I thought the eagles all came south for winter so maybe the feathers are from some other birds roosting there?
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 14, 2013 8:18 PM CST
Shrug! Thumbs up
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