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2015 Eaglet Information Table

Last Updated January 18, 2016

the symbol ~ is used to mean about or approximately; the symbol ≤ is used to mean on or before
times are local time at the nest

If the cam doesn't look into the nest bowl, the hatch date for the first eaglet is based on the behavior of the parents and that of subsequent eaglets is based partly on an assumption of about 3 days between hatchings and partly on the number of days between sighting of the first chick and sighting of subsequent chicks; nests may only be checked once a week after fledging, so the fledgling may have been around for several days after it was last seen on cam by us.

I use 35 days from the date the egg was laid as a time to begin to look for a hatch; the first egg often hatches 37-39 or even 40 days after it was laid; the middle egg of three is often 36-38 days; and the second of two or third of three is often 35-36 days - but 34-40 days is not unlikely, and 33-41 might be possible.

Please check About the Nests for more information about the history of the various pairs and pictures of the nests.

 
Notes

1st egg likely

Eggs Laid
Hatchings
Fledgings
Last Seen
on Cam

British Columbia
Delta 2

Link

Ma Delta was observed to have a badly injured and possibly broken leg February 8 2014 - and successfully raised two chicks in spite of it; as of November 2014, she's back and still favoring the leg, but appears to be preparing for another nesting season.

Update - April 28 2015 - partway through the nesting cycle, something disrupted incubation - construction nearby (which might have dislocated other pairs who suddenly were interested in taking over the nest), a re-injury to Mom's leg - or something we may never know. What we do know is that after a couple of weeks of steady incubation, the eggs were left alone for hours at a time, including several nights when the temperatures dipped near freezing. It's now well past the time when an egg might hatch, and both adults are still incubating from time to time, though I don't think they ever again achieved the constant incubation we saw the first couple of weeks. I'm sad that we won't have chicks this year - but consider it a small price to pay if Mom is finally able to rest and heal and return next year as the strong capable adult she was before her injury.

~Mar 3-28

Mar 10
3:43 pm

Mar 13
4:21 pm

no hatch

Dad
July 18

Mom
July 20

British Columbia
Delta 3

Link

Uno

This is a new nest for us to watch in 2015.

Uno fledged fairly late (almost 14 weeks old) - and didn't return to the nest for 5-1/2 days, returning at 3:55 pm on July 18, following an adult with food; she stayed for several hours, took a nap, and then left as it was getting dark; she visited fairly often July 19-22, and was last seen on the cameras at 11:40 am on July 22; an adult and a juvie were seen soaring near the nest on August 1 - so perhaps a final sighting. The adults visited the nest a few more times

Mar 1

Mar 1
2:23 pm

Mar 4
2:27 pm

Apr 8
5:31 pm
(38 days
if 2nd egg)

other egg did
didn't hatch

July 13
5:57 am
(96 days)

Uno
July 22
1:00 pm
(105 days)

both adults
Aug 5
10:48 am

British Columbia
Harrison Mills

Link

Mr & Mrs Honeycomb

Driver
Putter

 

Apr 4

Mar 24
8:48 pm

Mar 28
6:09 pm

Apr 29
4:10 pm
(36 days)

May 3
2:34 am
(36 days)

July 25
3:24 pm
(87 days)

July 29
5:43 am
(88 days)

Driver
Aug 7
5:49 am

Putter
Aug 9
7:51 am

Mom & Dad
Aug 9
7:47 am

British Columbia
Hornby Island

Link

Pa returned Oct 7; an eagle thought to be a younger female was seen at the nest Oct 16; and Ma returned Oct 22.  The pair worked on their nest and rested through the fall and winter.  In early March it was reported that Ma may have been injured; a local photographer got some pictures showing what appeared to be dried blood below and to the sides of her eyes and possibly on the ridge of her beak; a review of videos suggested that she was injured in a fight with an intruder on March 1st.

Ma and Pa were both working on the nest in mid-March, and Ma was eating and appeared to be healing as of March 14, though there was still concern about the possibility of infection – but there was a herring spawn near the shore, bringing other eagles to the area.  More eagles were seen near the nest on March 16, including two likely females (neither of them Ma) who may both be interested in taking over the nest; I believe Ma was heard that day – but not seen, and as far as I know, has not been seen since March 15.

Pa was seen in the area for another day or so, and local observers found him in the area with another adult at the end of March; none of the eagles are using the nest this year, and as of mid-June, there seems to be one female seen most often with Pa, though it's not clear if he's really accepted her or is waiting to see if Ma will return.

Ma was not seen again for the remainder of the nesting season.

Mar 19-30

British Columbia
Lafarge

Link

Pan
Dora

The nest came down during a bad storm in October 2014, and it looks as if the pair are rebuilding a nest they used before moving to the tree at Lafarge; if they nest there, there will be no cam on the nest (though perhaps they will continue to use the artificial nest and square arch at Lafarge as perches to observe their territory and for fishing - and perhaps bring their chicks there after they fledge); there are some people in the area who are providing updates.

As of Mar 20, we suspect the pair have an egg or eggs in their alternate nest; the last time both were seen at the artificial nest was around 10:20 am on March 14 and there was one on the new/Pandora nest every time observers checked on March 15, so we suspect an egg was laid March 14-15.

Sad, sad news – on June 13, Mom Lafarge was being chased by a number of crows, and flew into power lines, dying instantly; Dad is bringing food, feeding the chicks, and staying by the nest at night – so we have our fingers crossed that the 7-1/2 week old chicks will fledge successfully.
Rest in peace, beautiful Mom.

Dad did great! Both chicks fledged successfully,
and all three left the area shortly thereafter.

All dates are approximate because there wasn't a cam, and they may well have been in the area longer than it looks, but not at the nest.

Mar 10-16
likely
Mar 14-15

maybe
~Apr 21-22
(~38-39 days)
seen
May 11

seen
May 17

July 30
(~100 days)

July 22-23
(~91 days)

Dora
July 25

Pan
Aug 3

Dad
July 31

British Columbia
Port Moody

no cam

The female who was injured, treated, bandedand released last year apparently returned (or at least a banded female was seen at the nest), and it looked as if they had eggs - but no sign that they hatched, and the adults moved on after a while.

British Columbia
Sidney

back to
former nest -
no cam since 2011

"Herbie Epicure Hancock"

The eagles have moved back to their former nest in the dead tree on the Epicure property - no cam this year, but maybe in 2016.

As we don't have a cam, all dates are approximate - and Herbie may have been around longer, but exploring further so not seen with the adults.

Mar 1-22

maybe by Mar 7;
likely by Mar 15

maybe by
Apr 15

by
July 3

Herbie
July 21

adults
July 29

British Columbia
White Rock

Link

Kilo
Lima

The nest began looking unstable as the season progressed, and finally came down on July 30, when one of the fledglings landed on it. Fortunately both youngsters were flying well at that time and no longer needed a nest, they wre still spending time there.

~Mar 13-25

Mar 13
4:57 pm

Mar 16
8:19 pm

Apr 20
6:25 am
(38 days)

Apr 21
by 7:56 am
(36 days)

July 7
2:56 pm
(78 days)

July 8
9:56 am
(78 days)

adults
July 31

Kilo
Aug 1
(103 days)

Lima
Aug 3
9:19 am
(104 days)

California
Anacapa Island
Oak Canyon

no cam

A21(M) & A11(F)

Unfortunately restrictions on approaching the island limit our knowledge to what can be seen from a boat - we know there was at least one chick - and are hoping s/he or they did well.

early March

incubating or brooding
Mar 28
one seen
June 1
no details

California
Catalina Island
Empire Quarry

no cam

adults K51(M) & K03(F)

Still only one egg seen on Mar 11; second egg finally seen Apr 6 - must have been well hidden!

Update - April 20 - it's well past the due date, and they are still incubating, so it's unlikely that they will have a chick this year; keeping fingers crossed for next year - knowing that the first year or two are often hard.

~Mar 17

≤Mar 5
no hatch

California
Catalina Island
Middle Ranch

no cam

adults K88(M) & A37(F) - pre 2015
? & A37(F)

As of March 28, A37 was alone at Middle Ranch

Feb 8 - mid-March

California
Catalina Island
Pinnacle Rock

no cam

adults K73(M) & K56(F) - pre 2015
adults K88(M) & ?(F)

Dr. Sharpe reported that he found male K88 (who had been at Middle Ranch) and a female with no wing tags and maybe no leg bands incubating when he checked the nest on Feb 24 - so there has been some shifting.

I'm saying the eggs were laid about Feb 23 and Feb 26 for tracking purposes.

Only one egg as of Mar 4.

Dr. Sharpe reported May 1 that the chick was no longer in the nest, and might have fallen - it's another nest where it's a very long way down.
Rest in peace, little one.

Feb 14 - Mar 3

≤Feb 24

≤Feb 26

~Mar 31

California
Catalina Island
Rattlesnake Canyon

no cam

adults K80(M) and K47(F)

banded May 13
(6 weeks old and too small for wing tags)
orange 5/R(M) (on right leg)/Mica
orange 5/G(F) (on left leg)/Golwin

I'm saying the eggs were laid by Feb 24 and Feb 27 for tracking purposes.

We don't know who is who - 5/R appeared smaller at banding day, but also appeared to have more advanced feather development, so I'm guessing he's older; I can't remember a time when a younger chick's feathers developed faster.

On a personal note, I had the honor of naming 5/G, and chose/invented the name Golwin, for the touch of gold in her wings and the golden winds that will soon help her explore the hills around her nest; the name is also a quiet tribute to the memory of Richard Pitt from the Hancock Forum, my mentor in all things forum, and the Gold Wing motorcycle he loved.
Feb 16 - Mar 17

≤Feb 24

≤Mar 3

~Apr 1
(~36 days)

~Apr 3
(~35 days)

both by
June 24

California
Catalina Island
Seal Rocks

no cam

adults K25(M) & K34(F)

(no wing tags after 2011)

banded May 13
K55(F)/Sammy
K57(F)/Tripina

Observers can't see how many eggs there are, but this pair normally lays two.

Feb 7 - Mar 5

~Feb 9

?Feb 12?

~Mar 19
(38 days)

≤Mar 22
(38 days)

both in
late June

California
Catalina Island
Twin Rocks

no cam

adults K00(M) & K17(F)

K17 is the oldest female on the island (brought to the islands as a chick in 1984, so almost 31 years old now); there hasn't been a successful hatch here since 2009.

Update April 20 - it's well past the time for a hatch, so I'm afraid this is another unsuccessful year for them.
As an older woman myself, I'm a bit torn - I think it's great that K17 is still active and still "going for it" - but I sort of wish there was a cozy retirement home with fishy cocktails with little umbrellas for her, instead of five years of trying with no little eaglets to show for all her work.

Feb 19 - Mar 6
≤Mar 4
no hatch

California
Catalina Island
Two Harbors

Link

adults K81(M) and K82(F)

banded May 27
K58(F)/EmeraldSkye

Sad news - one of the chicks fell from the nest at about 2:48 pm on May 1 (age about 3-1/2 weeks) - he or she had done a bit of flapping, and perhaps overbalanced while doing a poop shot - and sadly was on the side of the nest with a sheer 300-foot drop; at this point I don't know if observers know which one was lost - they were close in age; some are thinking it was the older one..
Rest in peace, little one.

Feb 15 - Mar 2

probably
Feb 27
8:58 pm
confirmed
~1:00 am

Mar 2
6:09 pm

Apr 6
~3:30 am
(38 days)

Apr 7
≤11:30 am
(36 days)

July 4
6:35 am
(88 days)
Sept 2

California
Catalina Island
West End

Link

adults K01(M) & K91/Thunder(F)

"Angel"

Wray (F) was last seen in early October 2013; K87/Lightning arrived in the fall and appeared to be claiming the nest, but she and K01 did not nest in 2004 - and another young female challenged K87 the morning of April 6 2014, and apparently won, because K87 hasn't been seen - and K91 is now settling in. And in an interesting twist of fate, K91/Thunder is K87's older sister, also hatched at Two Harbors in 2009. There seemed to be more mating between K01 and K91 than there was with K87 so we're hoping for eggs - and chicks - in 2015.

One egg broke March 29 (day 34 or 31); there was a partially developed chick inside, but Dr. Sharpe felt it wasn't as developed as expected, based on the age of the eggs, so it may have died sometime before the egg broke. We're keeping our fingers crossed that the remaining egg is healthy and will soon hatch.

Dr. Sharpe noted that the drought on the islands may be affecting hatching, because once the chick has pipped the egg, the dry air will dry the inside of the egg, making it harder for the chick to turn as it works its way out.

Sad news - the eaglet was scheduled to be banded May 28 (53 days old), the team arrived, the chick was removed from the nest, and moments later hung its head and died; it was not showing any signs of stress and there was no obvious cause; a necropsy found the eaglet had symptoms of acute septicemia (bacterial infection in the blood), which probably caused her death; observers gave her the unofficial name Angel.

Rest in peace, young one.

Feb 18 - Mar 14

Feb 23
~4:30 pm

Feb 26
7:33 pm

Apr 5
~8:15 am
(day 41
if 1st egg,
day 38
if 2nd egg)

died
May 28

California
San Clemente Island
Bald Canyon

no cam

adults K76(M) & A32(F)


banded ≤June 8
orange 5/D(M)/Ethan
orange 5/M(F)/Koko


2015 was the first year chicks were banded here, but the size of the nest suggests it's been used before, so these may not be the first eaglets produced here.

2 chicks
April

unknown

California
Santa Cruz Island
Baby's Harbor
(aka Lady's Harbor)

no cam

adults A68(M)/Braveheart & A27(F)

new nesting pair for 2015

banded June 7
A56(M)/Phoenix

(The Cueva Valdez pair nested here in 2010.)
~Apr 12
confirmed
July

California
Santa Cruz Island
Fraser Point

no cam

adults A64(M)/Spirit & A49(F)/Cruz

banded <May 23
A54(F)/Chanita
only FWS band 709-03074(F)/Takoda

second chick seen late April; guessing at hatch date

The second eaglet was too young or undeveloped for wing tags and IWS doesn't have permission to put colored leg bands on eagles in Ventura or Santa Barbara Counties where the northern Channel Islands are located.

June 30 update – younger eaglet is now fully feathered, and older one has fledged!

Feb 12-28
by
Feb 20

~Mar 31
(~39 days)

~Apr 2

by Jun 30
(<91 days)

confirmed July

California
Santa Cruz Island
Fry's Harbor

no cam

adults A46(M)/Stephen Jr. & A24(F)
adults A46(M)/Stephen Jr. & unbanded female

likely failed as of Apr 21 - challenges in viewing make it hard to confirm

≤Mar 30
by
Feb 24
likely failed

California
Santa Cruz Island
Hazards
(aka Baby's Harbor, North Shore or Cueva Valdez pair)

no cam

adults A00(M) & A16(F)

nest failed, perhaps due to an infertile egg

~Mar 13-17
by
Mar 10
no hatch

California
Santa Cruz Island
Los Piños
(aka Willows
but didn't nest there)

no cam

adults A45(M) & A51(F)

No wing tags on the male so can't confirm it's still A45

No nesting activity was seen here - and A51 was part of a pair that nested at Smuggler's Cove - not sure if A45 was with her, or if she joined the male who had been there.

≤Mar 27

California
Santa Cruz Island
Malva Real
(aka
Carl Peak,
Carl/Maggie, Grasslands)

no cam

adults A35(F) & K11(M)

No wing tags on the male so can't confirm it's still K11

Reported March 31 that the nest had failed as of March 17;
no details as they only visit every other week

Feb 5 - Apr 5

incubating
as of
Jan 21
at least 1
after
Mar 3 and by Mar 10

California
Santa Cruz Island
Pelican Harbor

cam planned
for 2012

adults K10(M) & K26(F)

Feb 24 - Mar 8
no nest found as of Apr 20

California
Santa Cruz Island
Sauces

Link

adults A40(M) & A48(F)

Because the nest bowl is deep, we didn't know if there were two eggs, though it appeared that A48 was in labor twice, at the usual interval; the nest failed March 15 when it appeared that the egg had broken; Dr. Sharpe said that from what could be seen, it was likely that the egg was either non-viable, or had stopped developing early in the process; we don't know when the other egg disappeared.

Feb 15-
Mar 2

Feb 7
2:11 pm

Feb 10
5:49 pm

last one broke
Mar 15

California
Santa Cruz Island
Smuggler's Harbor

no cam

adults A58(M) & A57(F)
2015 male? & A51(F)

banded May 12
A53(F)/Zoe

A57 & A58 have been seen together since 2013 and we thought this was their first year nesting – but the pair here was very sensitive to people nearby, so their tags weren't confirmed until banding – when it was discovered that the female was actually A51 who had been at Los Piños – and they're not sure who the male is yet, though will try to figure that out.
by
Feb 24
(more likely by Feb 15 if hatched by Mar 24)
at least one
by Mar 24
by
Jun 16

California
Santa Cruz Island

new pairs

no cam

possible pairs - haven't nested yet
adding them here to keep track of who is who

Yellowbanks - A21(M) is now at Anacapa and A48(F) is at Sauces) - so this may be an open territory

 

California
Santa Rosa Island
Lopez

no cam

adults A39(M) & A43(F)– pre-2015
adults A69(M)/Malik & A43(F)

banded <May 23
A50(M)/Nimoy

appeared 7-9 days old on April 8, so first egg probably ~Feb 22
Observers thought they were seeing two chicks for most of the season, but it was too far to know for sure, and there was only one at banding day.

Feb 23 - early March

by
Mar 2

~Mar 31

unknown

California
Santa Rosa Island
Trap Canyon
(aka Verde)

no cam

adults A08(M) & A22(F)

No sign of chicks as of March 25; don't know if they hatched and didn't survive, or if they didn't make it that far - all looked OK as of the tour ending on the 17th; hoping for better luck next year - though they might still lay a second clutch.

Feb 24 - early March

by
Feb 12

either no hatches, or they didn't survive long enough to be seen

California
Humboldt Bay

Link

Mr & Mrs HBE

Hoolet (F)
Nugget (M)

Mar 19

Mar 17
3:03 pm

Mar 20
~7:30 pm

Apr 24
7:53 am
(38 days)

Apr 26
12:14 am
(37 days)

July 19
(86 days)

July 15
6:43 am
(80 days)

cam down
Aug 10
(not planned)
at least one
seen
Aug 9

California
Turtle Bay
CalTrans

new nest -
no cam for 2012

adults Spirit (M) & Liberty (F)

Pi
Paddy
Poppy

Feb 3 - Feb 15

Feb 6
3:36 pm

Feb 9
3:44 pm

Feb 12
4:56 pm

Mar 16
10:01 am
(38 days)

Mar 17
6:11 pm
(36 days)

Mar 20
6:56 am
(36 days)

maybe
June 8
definitely
June 9
(84-85 days)

June 8
morning
(83 days)

probably
June 3
definitely June 4
early
(75-76 days)

2 on the nest
July 3

all 3 in area
July 7

Poppy & Paddy
seen in area
July 12

Colorado
Fort St. Vrain

Link

D28/"Aspen"
D29
D30

The youngest eaglet was beginning to explore the nest, and made it back to the area beside the nest bowl but may have been stepped on or may simply have tipped over and gotten stuck; as it began to snow, one adult brooded the two older chicks and the other adult sheltered the tiny one - but they chill quickly at that age, and it did not survive.
Rest in peace, tiny one.

There was a bad storm the night of April 16-17, near freezing with a lot of wind and rain; the chicks were about 3 weeks old, and didn't really fit under Mom that well; the one that was less covered likely got chilled and died of exposure. Because the older two were so close in age, it's hard to be sure which was which; it looked as if the slightly smaller one died, which makes sense as he would also have less body mass to help hold the heat.
Rest in peace, medium one.

Feb 14 - Mar 6

Feb 14
6:17 pm

Feb 17
6:17 pm

Feb 20
7:58 pm

Mar 26
1:33 pm
(40 days)

Mar 26
5:30 pm
(37 days)
died
Apr 17

Mar 29
7:52 am
(37 days)
died
Apr 2

June 14
or 15
(80-81 days)
July 13
(maybe later - busy time so not many reports)
Florida
Northeast FL Eagle Cam

Link

adults Romeo (M) and Juliet (F)

NE3/Noel
NE4/Nick

Nov 14-16

Nov 16
12:52 pm

Nov 19
1:26 pm

Dec 23
8:45 am
(37 days)

Dec 25
2:56 pm
(36 days)

Mar 16
9:34 am
(83 days)

Mar 19
8:09 am
(84 days)

Noel
Apr 19
late afternoon
(117 days)

Nick
Apr 21
~11 am
(117 days)

Florida
Southwest FL Eagle Cam

Link

adults Ozzie & Harriet

E5
E6

For the second year in a row, the older chick appeared healthy and feisty for several weeks, then appeared lethargic and died for no apparent reason - very strange; part of his remains were eaten, then the rest was removed from the nest and recovered for testing by the local wildlife department.

Male Ozzie was found injured near a train track Mar 17, and found to have a broken clavicle; the general prognosis seems good, but he's likely to be in rehab for 6 weeks; E6 is close to fledging (11-1/2 weeks old), and Harriet should have no trouble providing for E6, once she realizes that food deliveries have stopped (Ozzie was the major provider, as is the case at many nests).

Update April 29 - Ozzie is continuing to progress, but it will take more than 6 weeks, in part because he is older and is healing more slowly than some. Harriet is doing a great job of providing for E6 - and he's actually brought some food to the nest himself!

E6 spent an hour or so on the nest the morning of May 4th, leaving at 10:36 am; last sighting was about 8 minutes later; the ground crew reported she flew off to the southeast.

Update June 19 - Ozzie was released near the nest the morning of June 19; Harriet and the young male (nicknamed Frequent Visitor or FV) who had been spending time with Harriet were seen in the nest earlier that morning, but were not there when Ozzie was released (though I think Harriet was nearby); Ozzie did not go to the nest, but spent some time on a favored perch, then flew off to the northwest.  As of mid-morning on June 19, Ozzie has not been seen at the nest or elsewhere in the territory since he flew off; Harriet and FV were at the nest the morning of the 19th.

Update September 19 - the local observers who had been watching the nest for the last 3 months saw the eagle they'd been waiting for - Ozzie returned to the nest area today! And was seen sitting with Harriet at a perch spot away from the nest as night fell.

And on the 20th there were reports that Ozzie and FV were fighting for the nest and territory, and there were reports at least one might be injured, though various accounts varied quite a bit. Ozzie was seen flying by the nest tree around 5 pm on the 20th, and Harried flew off after him (or in the same direction), followed my FV (who at this point had been officially named M15 for Male 2015). Harriet and FV/M15 were seen on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd; Ozzie was not seen.

Someone near the nest reported the evening of the 23rd that she'd seen an eagle who might have an injured foot chasing chickens and ducks - at a place where a pair of eagles had been seen before Ozzie went to rehab, and an eagle had been seen after he returned (though that doesn't mean it was him). Harriet was seen on the 24th; Ozzie and M15 were not. Harriet was seen on the 25th; other eagles were in the area, but none were clearly identified. Harriet and a subadult first seen on the 25th were seen on the 26th; Ozzie and M15 were not seen. Harriet, a subadult and an adult were seen on the 27th, with no identifiable sitings of Ozzie or M15.

Later on September 27, someone near the nest posted that there was an eagle on her property with a missing talon like Ozzie's caught in a barbed wire fence. It was Ozzie, she was able to get him untangled from the fence, and the rehab place came to pick him up. Updates from CROW (the rehab facility) said there were a number of wounds, and they were doing all they could. Harriet and a subadult were seen on the 28th and 29th; M15 was not seen.

It was reported on Septermber 30th that Ozzie had died due to complications from his recent injuries that included multiple severe lacerations and a broken toe in each foot, not to mention a blood infection.
Rest in peace, noble Ozzie.

Harriet and the subadult were seen from September 28 through October 7. And on October 8, M15 returned, looking strong and healthy after almost certainly taking some time to heal from his fight with Ozzie. And the subadult quietly disappeared, no doubt wiser from his time with Harriet, and bound to make a wonderful mate for someone in the future.

Nov 19-26

Nov 19
2:07 pm

Nov 22
4:16 pm

Dec 26
12:59 pm
(37 days)
died
Jan 20

Dec 27
11:28 am
(35 days)

Mar 23
9:17 am
(86 days)

E6
May 4
10:36 am
(128 days; ~18 weeks)
Georgia
Berry College

Link

adults Henry and Martha

B4
B5

Observers are not actually sure which one fledged first, but it seems many are leaning towards the older.

~Dec 25? - Jan 14

Jan 6
5:00 pm

Jan 9
7:06 pm

Feb 13
4:27 pm
(38 days)

Feb 15
<6:16 am
(37 days)

May 10
11:16 am
(86 days)

May 12
10:55 am
(86 days)

B4
May 10
(reported in area over next few days)

B5
May 15
Illinois
Upper Mississippi River Refuge

Link

adults Hope & Valor II

3 fledged - but no more info

It was reported that the eagles are nesting at an alternate site, and only using the nest with the cam as a feeding platform - they're hoping to get a cam at the nest in use in 2016.

Feb 1
Iowa
Davenport

Link

adults Liberty & Justice

An adult was observed eating the remains of the broken first egg the morning after it was laid.

Sadly it looks as if the nest has failed - the egg was there on March 27th, but by the 31st it wasn't visible and the adults were not acting as if they were tending an egg or a hatchling. There was bad weather, and intruder issues - and we hope for better luck next year.

Feb 11 - early Mar

Feb 13
5:17 pm
broken
Feb 14
morning

Feb 25
4:02 pm

Iowa
Decorah

Link

D21
D22
D23

Feb 17 - Mar 2

Feb 18
6:07 pm

Feb 21
7:01 pm

Feb 25
6:57 pm

Mar 27
7:39 pm
(37 days)

Mar 29
8:16 am
(36 days)

Apr 2
9:43 am
(36 days)

Jun 14
1:11 pm
(79 days)

Jun 17
(80 days)

Jun 19
5:41 am
(78 days)
nest tree
downed in storm
July 18
all 5 eagles OK

Maine 1
Hancock County

Link

cam offline - hoping it will be back before there are chicks, but it's been a hard winter in Maine, and not easy to get to the site to trouble-shoot.
June 21 - still no cam....
late August - we learned that BRI had no plans to reinstate the webcam program
BRI said they had heard that the eagles did nest, but did not have details

Mar 5 - 26

Maine 2B
Coastal Maine

Link

adults "Alice" and "Ralph"

cam offline as of Mar 21 - hoping it will return eventually

We found the cam streaming on March 25 - as of April 7, lots of work on the nest, and he's brought her food - but it's getting late, and no eggs yet.

The adults were seen on the nest April 27, with no eggs yet;
cam went down shortly thereafter and has been down since then.
late August - we learned that BRI had no plans to reinstate the webcam program
BRI said that, as in previous years, the eagles were there occasionally, but did not nest

no eggs seen yet

Maine
Sasanoa River

no cam

This is a pair of eagles that nest near me; even though dates will be approximate, I'm adding them to this table for my own reference purposes. Their nest is a bit unique in that it's on an osprey platform on a small island in the Sasanoa River. My normal viewing point is on a bridge about 3/10 of a mile from the nest.

When I watched the nest on April 19, I was quite certain Mom was feeding a chick or chick, though the little one was too tiny for me to see his/her head over the nest box. And when I visted on April 26, the parents weren't brooding, and just before I left, it started to rain, and they were perched together on the side of the nest. We had some heavy rain earlier that week, and it hasn't gotten warm yet in Maine - and I think the combination was too much for any chicks they might have had.
Rest in peace, tiny one or ones.

?mid March?
by 3/29
by 4/19

Maryland
Blackwater Refuge

Link

"Dora"
"Abe"

One egg didn't hatch; knowing that the adults incubated full-time as soon as the first egg was laid, it seems likely that it was the first egg that didn't hatch, and the others both hatched on day 36.

The younger chick was looking great the evening of February 22, the weather was getting warmer, and both were getting lots of food; and he looked great the morning of February 23 - but by midday he seemed to have trouble moving around or raising his head, and by late afternoon, he (or maybe she) had stopped moving; no clue what happened - perhaps a birth defect, or he might have been stepped on by an adult (though we didn't notice that happen, and chicks are pretty resilient). Rest in peace, little one.

The remaining chick was looking fine and active in the early afternoon, and and was lying motionless at the edge of the nest when we looked again in the late afternoon. She was two weeks old, and from the pictures sent to Friends of Blackwater, it looks as if she went exploring, and the adult was focused on the egg and didn't try to get her back to the nest bowl (unusual behavior for an adult - suggesting that maybe one or both parents are new at nesting); it was too cold for a chick that young to be out for long, so she probably died of hypothermia. Rest in peace, slightly bigger one.

Jan 7 - 30

Jan 7
~5:20 pm

maybe
Jan 10
4:40 pm
(seen in morning)

by
Jan 14

Feb 15
5:19 pm
died
Mar 1

maybe
Feb 19
confirmed
Feb 20
died
Feb 23

one didn't hatch

Massachusetts
Barton's Cove

no cam

no cam - info from local observer/photographer

He reported that there were only two chicks this year, and both fledged successfully.

Feb 28 - Mar 6

Minnesota
MNBound

Link

M10/"Spirit"
M11/"Scout"

There were a lot of issues with the cam this year, so we know they fledged but not exactly when, and they were seen by local observers, so hopefully all is good.

Feb 28 - Mar 7

Feb 28
3:57 pm

Mar 3
5:53 pm

seen
Apr 6
6:50 am
(37 days)

seen
Apr 8
early
(36 days)

both fledged - but the dates aren't known

Minnesota
DNR
Minn-StPaul

Link

A facebook group nicknamed the chicks Egbert, Skylar and Peep.
#1 (F?)
#2 (M?)
#3

First egg may have been laid on the 19th, in which case hatch was at 37 days.

The second chick had a hard time hatching, and appeared to come out of the side of the egg, rather than pecking around the circumference and pushing the two parts apart; we saw a pip in the second egg the morning of the 27th, and it looked as if the chick was close to getting out of the shell as it got dark on the 1st - which is around 2-1/2 days, while most hatches take 36 hours or less.

The third chick hatched quickly and normally, and seemed strong and feisty - but March 5 was very cold with not many feedings (food on the nest was frozen solid and it was too cold for the chicks to be uncovered long or often); #3 got some bites, but maybe not enough. He seemed weak the next morning and wasn't able to get out from under his siblings at the first feeding I observed, and didn't try very hard to get up at the second, and likely died shortly thereafter. Rest in peace, little one.

~Jan 1 - Feb 14

seen
Jan 20

Jan 22
3:15 pm

Jan 25
~7:00 pm

Feb 25
2:00 pm
(~36 days)

Mar 2
pre-dawn
(39 days)

Mar 2
early
(36 days)
died
Mar 6

May 21
6:24 am
(85 days)

May 26
~7:13 am
(85 days)

#1 only made a few visits to the nest the day she fledged and maybe the next day, but was observed in the area for a while

#2 returned for food for a while, though I can't find specifics

Missouri
Lake of the Ozarks

Link

adults Elsie and Einstein
"Jessie"
"Bo"
"Puddles"

No streaming cam in 2015, but pictures and videos posted to Facebook.
The loss of the youngest chick was announced March 28.

Feb 7-13

Feb 9

Feb 12

Mar 19
(38 days)

Mar 21
(37 days)

Mar 23
(~36 days)
died by
Mar 28

June 9
(82 days)

June 9
(80 days)

Montana
Libby Dam

no cam since early 2012

No cam last year, but occasional updates and pictures on Facebook.

no eggs as of March 21 per Facebook
April 30 update - the folks at Libby Dam report that there's been no activity at the nest; they haven't been out to look for a new nest, so can't be sure if the pair is nesting elsewhere or taking a year off. I think we all wish them well - and hope they return to the nest with the cam next year (and hope the cam can be streamed again -
though that might take more than a year)

Mar 13-19

New Jersey
Duke Farms

Link

male is banded A59; female is not banded

The chicks were not banded this year - the climber they had used retired, and they wanted his replacement to have more experience before trying such a tricky tree; a biologist working with the project thought the older chick was likely female and the younger male based on their size.

Feb 17-28

late
Feb 16
or early
Feb 17

Feb 20
2:22 pm

Mar 27
3:57 pm
(38 days)

Mar 30
morning
(38 days)

June 12
(77 days)

by
June 17
(79 days)

cams down
June 21

North Carolina
Carolina Raptor Center

Link

adults Derek (M) and Savannah (F)

The first egg was laid 4-6 weeks earlier than in previous years (earliest previous date noted was January 1st).

None of the eggs hatched; one apparently broke and disappeared (perhaps eaten) not long after hatch window; the other two were removed about 10 days after the last day one might have hatched, and tests proved they were not viable, perhaps because they did not mate successfully, or because they are getting older.

Dec 4 - Jan 25

Dec 4
3:40 pm

Dec 7
4:51 pm

seen
Dec 11
6:57 am

none hatched

North Carolina
Jordan Lake

Link

The nest here collapsed last year during heavy rains, and the eagles have not rebuilt in that location; there is a cam for 2015, but it's a more general wildlife cam, showcasing the various species that visit the area.

Dec 2-7
-
Feb 28

Oklahoma
Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge

Link

This may be a new pair; chatters felt the female did not look like the one we had watched raise chicks in previous years, and the male seemed very tentative the first few times he tried to incubate, though he caught on fast.

Update - Feb 28 - several of us have watched on and off for the last few days, and it appears that only the female is incubating the eggs; the male is in the area - but is no longer incubating, and we're not sure if he's providing food. The female is trying very hard - but I'm afraid this doesn't look promising.

Update - Mar 21 - this is where we move from sad to heartbreaking - in spite of tremendous odds, the first egg began hatching - but couldn't complete the process, and removed from cam view by the male; it looked as if there was a pip in the second egg as well, and I like to think the the hatch process had stopped before the female had abandoned the nest.
Rest in peace, little almost-chicks.

Dec 17 - Jan 3

Feb 7
3:00 pm

seen
Feb 11
7:09 am

neither were able to complete the hatching process

Oklahoma
Sooner Lake

Link

"Nesty" from Sutton Chat reported that the pair was incubating at an alternate nest as of Feb 13, so no camera this year, though the adults occasionally visit the nest with the cam, and their chicks may stop by this summer.

Well, not sure what's happening here - someone laid an egg in their platform nest with cam on Mar 26, though they've been haphazard about incubating so far (as of Mar 28); not sure if it's the same pair and their first attempt failed, or if this is another pair edging into the territory.

Update - March 30 - the new egg isn't being incubated; folks at the Sutton Center say there was a failed nest attempt about a mile away earlier in the spring, and that pair might have been starting a second clutch, but didn't carry through because of the lateness of the season. They said the egg might also have been laid by a young female not yet ready to complete a nesting season. It is amazing what we are learning from these cams!

Feb 1 - Feb 18

by Feb 13

Mar 26

Oregon
Deschutes

Link

adults Cascade (M) and Lady Odell (F)

This pair hasn't nested in the nest with the cam since 2010; they were a neat pair in a great location, so every year I keep hoping....

Mar 24 - Apr 19

Pennsylvania
Codorus State Park
Hanover

Link

new cam for 2015
adults Freedom (M) and Liberty (F)

As the chicks were branching, one landed on the cam, and pointed it straight down, and since there were no obvious differences in the toes of the two chicks (which was about all we could see), we don't really know which one fledged first.

Feb 14
5:54 pm

Feb 17
4:45 pm

Mar 24
~8:25 am
(38 days)

Mar 25
very early
(36 days)

one by
June 14

both by
June 19

Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Hays

Link

One of the eggs broke on March 13; the cam operators reported "the chick was not even developed in the egg from the footage that we have seen" so probably wasn't viable from the beginning, or something happened early in the incubation period. The did have some miserable weather - but so did a number of other nests.

The second egg collapsed March 27; neither were viable.

Host PixController reported that they received a very interesting message from one of their Facebook fans Susan Shearer. This was her message: "Wanted to give you some info I got from the Raptor Education Center that may be the reason the eggs failed...On Feb. 24th mom stood up and steam came off the nest ..after that the color of the eggs changed ...out of concern I messaged the Raptor center sent them pics of the eggs before the incident and after ..also sent them video of the steam coming off..they had concerns that there was too much moisture and that could cause bacteria that would harm the eggs being they were just a few days old...This makes sense to me"

Feb 19

Feb 17
7:37 pm

Feb 20
4:40 pm

Tennessee
Harrison Bay

Link

adults Elliott (M) and Eloise (F)

HB7
HB8

Feb 4-13

Feb 18
5:04 pm

Feb 21
6:26 pm

Mar 27
8:34 pm
(37 days)

Mar 30
7:18 am
(37 days)

June 18
6:11 pm
(83 days)

June 14
7:22 pm
(76 days)

Tennessee
Pigeon Forge

Link

adults Franklin (M) and Independence (F)
(both non-releasable)

"Little E"/Miracle/L5

As of April 20, we're watching Frank and Indy.
Some sad news - one of their eggs broke April 17; one of the adults was moving a large stick, and the egg got caught in the middle.

Another interesting year. Frank and Indy's remaining eggs didn't hatch and were found to be undeveloped and infertile (as was the one that broke) - but they ended up fostering a chick that hatched from an abandoned egg produced by Isaiah and Mrs. Jefferson, which was found on the ground a couple of months earlier; although it had gone untended for some period of time, it was put in an incubator - and hatched 36 days later, on May 6! The chick was fostered into Frank and Indy's nest on May 15, so it did appear a bit big for the broken egg shell that was left on the nest as if it had just hatched.

Moved to hacking tower on June 21st (46 days old)

~~~~~

adults Isaiah (M) and Mrs. Jefferson (F)

This pair wasn't featured on cam this year; AEF reported that their enclosure was damaged during a windstorm, disrupting their incubation activities, so their 4th and 5th eggs for the season were removed and placed in an incubator, and when they hatched, they were fostered with a pair of golden eagles whose own eggs were non-viable. (I'm not sure what happened to their first three eggs, but do know one of AEF's mission is to increase the eagle population in the area, so they may have moved them to an incubator so the pair would lay a second clutch.)

AEF reported that "Little E" would be with a sibling in the hacking tower, so perhaps one of the eaglets fostered with the golden eagles.
Update - one of the siblings raised by golden eagles was indeed in the next bay at the hacking tower (with a barred window between them, so they could see and hear each other, but not eat each other's food!); he was named Hope and was released on August 12.

Mar 1- Apr 3

Mar 27
8:41 pm

Mar 31
6:28 pm

Apr 3
5:35 pm

+++

?

May 6
Aug 8

Texas
Seagoville

Link

The eagles have been nesting in the John Bunker Sands Wetlands since 2011, and this is their first year on cam. Unfortunately they've been having issues with the cam, and now the eagles have eggs, unless the cam manages to reset itself, there may not be much they can do until the chicks fledge.

The folks here are conservative in their announcements - they said activity was observed by March 12, but didn't announce a hatch until April 6, when the chick was probably about 4 weeks old.

Jan 29
≤Jan 29
≤Mar 12
photographed
Mar 21
reported
Apr 6
June 2
morning
(≥82 days)

Virginia
Norfolk
Botanical Garden

Link

adults Dad Norfolk (M) and HE (F)
"Wilson" (M?)

It was announced in late October 2014 that Dad Norfolk and his new mate have established a nest on private property outside of the Norfolk Botanical Garden, where they should be free of the harassment and destruction of their nests they faced on city property; I know I'm not the only one hoping with all my heart that they can get on with the business of being eagles, and maybe raise an eaglet or two this year. There will be no cam - but there are a few people who know where they are - so if and when it's safe for them, there may be pictures.

Update - Dad's mate is not the dark-tailed young female who was with him initially at the NBG - her bands identify her as HE, his offspring from 2009!

Reese Lukei of the CCB said the fledgling appeared to be male.

Jan 31 - Feb 10

Feb 1
afternoon

adult behavior suggests an eaglet by
Mar 12
(day 39)
May 29
~ 5:45 pm
(78 days)

Virginia
CCB - Richmond

Cam only in 2012

adults James (M) and Virginia (F)
Feb 8 - late Feb

Virginia
River Farm

Link

adults George (M) and Martha (F)

names chosen for the hoped-for chicks are Glory and Valor

Little Glory barely survived the hatching process, and the egg that would have been Valor didn't progress past a strong initial pip; experienced observer Christine Olsen noted that there was a long delay between the pip and the beginning of the hatch, and they may have become dehydrated.
Rest in peace, little one and little one who almost was.

Feb 8

Feb 12
5:24 pm

Feb 15
5:18 pm

Mar 24
~5:00 pm
(40 days)

Washington
Lake Washington

Link

The nest pretty much collapsed at the end of the 2014 nesting season, and the eaglets damaged some of the cables; WDFW managed to get the cam up and running – but the eagles didn't rebuild here.  Maybe next year.
Mar 13 - late Mar

West Virginia
NCTC
Shepherdstown

Link

adults Shep (M) and Belle (F)
(the male is known as Smitty on some forums)

Sad news - the male brought in a huge fish, and didn't see the tiny one who was beginning to move out of the nest bowl, and plopped the fish down on top of him; not sure what the actual cause of death was - but "Lil Bit" did not survive.
Rest in peace, tiny one.

Jan 31 - Feb 17

Feb 12
3:39 pm

Feb 15
4:06 pm

Feb 18
6:25 pm

Mar 22
~2:04 pm
(38 days)

Mar 24
<8:48 am
(37 days)

seen
Mar 27
6:55 am
(37 days)

June 4
(74 days)

June 10
(78 days)

Wisconsin
Blair
Eagles4Kids

Link

2015 adults named Taylor (M) and Blair (F)

Female Lucy was replaced in 2014, and there appears to be a new male as well for 2015; many of us are missing Lucy and Larry - but also hoping for a good year for whoever chooses to use this wonderful nest.

Update - about the time we humans had decided that Blair and Taylor were the resident pair, another male appeared, who looks quite a lot like former resident male Larry. The new male was first seen Feb 11 in the late afternoon; both males are seen separately on Feb 12; Blair and Taylor spend time at the nest on Feb 13, and mate; the new male comes to the nest when they are not there; Blair and Taylor's last visit on the 13th was the last time Taylor was seen. Blair and the new male were on the nest together on the 14th, but she did not seem comfortable with his being there; they spent time together on the nest and the den perch on the 15th and 16th; they worked on the nest together on the 17th; moderators began calling the new male Mister. I believe he and Blair have mated, though I'm not sure when that started.

Then Blair laid an egg. As of Feb 21, when the second egg arrived, Mister has not shown any interest in the egg, though he has tucked his talons in when approaching it; he has brought Blair food a couple of times, but she's doing all the incubating so far, with occasional 20-30 minute breaks. I am thinking this is not an experienced male - I may be wrong, but I'm thinking that even if his timetable was not in the same place as hers, if he saw an egg in his nest, if he'd incubated before, he'd incubate it (or maybe destroy it - but not ignore it).

Update March 7 - Taylor is back! He was seen on the nest March 3rd (and may have been in the area a couple of days earlier - some observers reported non-typical behavior by the male - which might have meant a different male), and Mister hasn't been seen since the 3rd. Taylor didn't have any obvious injuries, and we have no idea where he was for the 2+ weeks that he wasn't seen. He's brought food for Blair, but hasn't helped incubate the eggs, though he's shown more interest than Mister. Blair and Taylor are mating, so anything is possible.

Update April 7 - need to check the date, but something clicked and Taylor started sharing in the incubation duties; sadly it didn't help - we're past any reasonable likelihood of a hatch - but I think Blair and Taylor are in great shape for next year!

Mar 2

Feb 18
6:35 pm

Feb 21
5:01 pm

no hatch

Wisconsin
Eagle Valley

Link

It appears that this pair is either taking the year off, or using an alternate nest.

Mar 27

Wisconsin
Wolf River

Link

eagle adults George (M) and Martha (F)
or
GHO adults Bonnie (F) and Clyde (M)

The eagles were working on their nest in December 2014, but it sounds as if they either didn't nest or weren't successful; I'm looking for more details.

Mar 22

Yukon
Whitehorse

Link

There is a camera for 2015, but ATCO Electric Yukon was not happy with the quility of the pictures or videos so will not be streaming it this year.
They will post pictures from time to time.

Apr 9

~Mar 24

~Mar 27

~Mar 30

May 2
(39 days)

May 3
(37 days)

May 5
(36 days)

one by
July 19

at least two by July 30

third likely soon thereafter if not before

South African Black Eagles
Johannesburg

Link

adults Emoyeni and Thulane

Kendi

black eagle eggs hatch in about 45 days;
if more than one hatches,
the older will kill the younger;
the eaglet fledges in about 14 weeks

Both chicks were looking quite good the night of June 1st (surprising as this is a species in which the older chick almost always kills the younger in the first week), and the cam was off for a while the morning of June 2 and there was only one chick when it returned, so we don't know if the younger was lost to the expected cainism or if one died of natural causes or if the female chose to brood only one (it was too cold for a little chick to survive if not brooded)

Apr 9-17

Apr 11
(6:50 pm)

Apr 15
(5:25 pm)

May 29

May 30

Sept 15
6:16 am

on cam
Dec 4

in area
Dec 13

Australian
Sea-Eagles

Sidney

Link

SE15 (M)
SE16

Although SE15 was older by almost 15 hours, he was smaller and seemed to develop a bit more slowly, and his feathers didn't look quite as well developed. He branched October 31, almost 2 weeks after SE16, and missed the jump back to the nest, landing on a branch lower down; he wasn't able to go back up, and eventually ended up on the ground, uninjured but not able to fly to escape predators, so he was rescued and taken to rehab, where his remaining damaged primary feathers were removed, along with some damaged secondary feathers. SE15 was transferred a few days later to the Taronga Wildlife Hospital at the Taronga Zoo which has facilities for keeping him in quarantine in a larger space with a variety of perches while they wait for the results of blood tests which they hope will show why his longer flight feathers did not develop properly (the rest of his 7000 feathers looked good, they said).

It took quite a while for them to get the blood test results, and there were several interim reports, noting that he was eating well, was "bright and bubbly" - and seemed basically healthy except that his flight feathers developed abnormally, and they noted in mid-December that if necessary, they would be able to continue to care for him as an ambassador for wildlife conservation - and I was relieved to see that because I wasn't sure if being an educational eagle would be an option if he were deemed non-releasable.

However, a month later, the roller coaster ride took a dip on when the blood test results were in - SE15 was diagnosed with beak and feather disease, also known as Non-Psittacine (meaning: not a parrot) beak and feather disease (PBFD), Non-Psittacine Circoviral Disease (PCD), or Circovirus. The January 12 update continued: "This disease is so rare in raptors, there is almost no information available on longevity, treatment (if any), whether it is contagious or how it is contracted.
SE15’s condition has deteriorated in the last few days. New feather growth is showing greater malformation than previously noted. His beak is now showing some deformity. His condition is being closely monitored by the head vet and all the staff at TWH."
Keeping fingers crossed.

Sadly SE15's condition continued to deteriorate: his appetite was down, his "bubbly" demeanor changed, his beak had to be trimmed so he could eat, and new feathers coming in were abnormal and broke easily, resulting in bleeding; he was euthanized January 18, at 23-1/2 weeks of age.
SE15 made a big contribution in his short life, both to scientific community who learned from his condition - and in the hearts of all who followed his story and loved his strength and bubbly-ness.
Rest in peace, beautiful one, and fly free forever on the beautiful strong wings you were destined to have but which sadly escaped you here on earth.

~July 4

June 26
11:38 pm

June 30
5:43 am

Aug 7
1:30 am
(42 days)
died
in rehab
Jan 18

Aug 7
4:10 pm
(38 days)

SE16
Oct 21
5:38 pm
(75 days)

in area
early Dec

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