News from the Nests – a recap of recent news

Here’s just a recap of recent news from many of the eaglecam nests:

Alcoa Davenport:  The eagles have decided to build a new nest in the same tree, but not where the cams currently are.  The Alcoa folks have scouted out the situation and plan to install a new camera where the new nest is.

Lots of nestorations happening at our earliest egg watch nests!  Both the Northeast Florida and Southwest Florida nests as well as the Berry College nest in Georgia have been really active!  Last year eggs arrived on Nov 16, Dec 19 and January 7 respectively for those nests.

The eagles4kids nest is active with lots of visits by female eagle Blair and a male currently identified as “NM” (for New Male) – he will get a name at some point.

The ETSU cams got some extra funding that is going toward installing an additional camera to one of the two nests.  As of yesterday they were reporting that cam work is underway and the new IR system was installed.

The Miles City cam provided some updated info: The nest was destroyed when a thunderstorm knocked the nest out of the tree in July.  The cams are still there and if the eagles return to rebuild in the same place they will turn on streaming again

RF Eaglecam: A few days ago they noted that they will be bringing the camera back online later this Fall

The RRP supported Ft St Vrain nest got some beautiful new cams, but they are experiencing some bandwidth problems and are offline for now.  They have checked to make sure that the problem isn’t with the new equipment, so hopefully all will get resolved and we will have a view of the cam again.

At the Harrison Bay eaglecam, it looks like we have new female eagle this year.  For the past few years, we had eagle pair Elliot and Eloise.  Unfortunately Eloise has not been seen since mid September when a new female, now named Eliza arrived and has remained.  Reports are the both Elliot and Eliza have been starting a few nestorations.

At the Hancock Wildlife eaglecams, lots of nestorations being reported at the Delta nest and at White Rock lots of reports of Mom White Rock and an unconfirmed report of Dad being seen.

The Big Bear nest has been reporting lots of visits from a young adult eagle.  Will this be a first nesting season for this young one?

Upper Mississippi eaglecam has plans to upgrade the equipment before the season starts.

Video: up close with a hatching eaglet at the Harrison Bay Eaglecam!

Watch in super close up view as the first little eaglet at Harrison Bay is working its way out of the shell.  You can hear the peeps of the little one hard at work and see the white piece on top of its beak that is called the ‘egg tooth’.  The egg tooth is there just to help them hatch and then eventually falls away after hatch is complete.   The footage is from today, and they have a pip in the second egg too!  Will they have two hatches in the same day?  Link to cam:

video footage courtesy of Harrison Bay eaglecam

This week – Hatch Watch starts at the MN DNR and Harrison Bay nests

We are coming in to hatch watch time for both the Minnesota DNR and Harrison Bay eaglecam nests this week.  MN DNR is a couple of days ahead of Harrison Bay in hatch timing, but as always mother nature is in charge!

Link to cams:  MN DNR at and Harrison Bay at

Second hatch at the Harrison Bay Eaglecam nest!

Yipee, the little one that we watched last night working its way out of the shell is hatched!  Still peeping like crazy as I grabbed the pic, this kid definitely has something to say lol.  Congrats to all who love and watch this nest!  Link to cam:

Video: 1 minute very close up with the Second Hatch in progress at the Harrison Bay nest

The Harrison Bay Eagle Cam is a wonderful cam to watch and today I was privileged to watch as the zoomer went in very close as the second hatch is progressing.  With sound at the nest, you can see and hear the chick peeping as it works on hatching.  Be sure to watch all the way through where the close up gets realllyyy close.  Taken just about an hour ago at around 6:30 pm nest time, if you are looking for something to watch tonight, I’m sure everyone at the HBEC cam would love to have you! They have night time IR, so if we’re lucky parents Elliot and Eloise will give us a peek.  Link to cam: