I learned this morning that sadly, one of the very young eaglets at the CarbonTV nest has perished. Apparently it got stuck on a parent and was inadvertently carried away from the nest bowl. The baby then became trapped in another part of the nest. It was very cold overnight and the baby didn’t survive, although the parents did try to help it as much as they could. Condolences and hugs to all who watch and love this nest.
Update: DC4 has been successfully returned to the nest!
So happy to see that they will be able to return DC4 to the nest today! Here is what AEF posted:
“USFWS & tree climber will be returning the eaglet to the nest before nightfall tonight. Our intent currently is to keep the streaming live during the process, so you may tune in to dceaglecam.org to watch.
AEF and the U.S. Arboretum/Agricultural Research Service (ARS) will put out an official statement this weekend regarding these events.”
This morning we can see two bobbleheads! We have a second hatch at the CarbonTV Beulah nest in Michigan! Link to cam: http://www.carbontv.com/cams/carbontv-eagle-cam/
The 22 day old eaglet DC4 became trapped in the sticks on the nest and was rescued earlier this evening. The camera is currently offline and here is the information that is posted on the cam website at this time (late evening Apr 20):
“Late this afternoon (April 20) DC 4’s leg became lodged in a Y-shaped stick on the edge of the nest. The eaglet was unable to free itself, so the American Eagle Foundation, in cooperation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, arranged for the eaglet to be rescued. Initial examination of the eaglet on the ground by a USFWS eagle expert found that the leg did not appear to be seriously injured. However, the eaglet will be taken to a veterinarian tomorrow where a radiograph of the leg will be taken to absolutely confirm that the leg is generally OK. Hopefully, the eaglet will be returned to the nest to rejoin its sibling and parents in a few days.”
Many thanks to Diana for providing the screenshot of the rescue!
We can see a nice pip in one egg at the CarbonTV nest! Big thanks to Diana for alerting me and providing the screenshot! Link to cam: http://www.carbontv.com/cams/carbontv-eagle-cam/
The three almost 6 week old eaglets were banded successfully today. When I checked in this afternoon they were active on the nest and had a parent providing food, so all looks great after their big excursion and visit from humans! Link to cam: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/features/webcams/eaglecam/index.html
Lots of excitement on the Hancock Wildlife nests today! First a pip at White Rock and now also at the Delta nest! Link to cam: http://www.hancockwildlife.org/staticpages/index.php/Delta2-TwoCamsChat
There is a good sized pip at White Rock, so hopefully a little one emerging soon! Link to cam: http://www.hancockwildlife.org/index.php?topic=White-Rock-Eagle1
We have a second hatch this morning at the IWS Bald Canyon nest! Link to cam: http://www.iws.org/interactive_nestchat_allUstream.html or here
There are 3 different nests on camera (although one cam is currently broken) of non-releasable eagles who live at the Eagle Mountain Sanctuary in Dollywood. New pair Eleanor and Mr. Roosevelt (Elli and Roo) have their first hatch! It is always so wonderful to see the eagles and the work done by AEF to care for and allow for non-releasable eagles to pair and raise chicks. Link to cams: http://www.eagles.org/eagle-nest-cams/dollywood-nest-cam/