Mom and Dad Hornby have been busy since returning to their territory in the fall. They have worked on their nest, been defending their territory, and have been observed mating! Let’s hope that late in March we see signs of egg laying. We wish our…
Mom and Dad Hornby have been busy since returning to their territory in the fall. They have worked on their nest, been defending their territory, and have been observed mating! Let’s hope that late in March we see signs of egg laying. We wish our favorite pair of bald eagles a successful nesting season!
If you would like to chat with other Hornby fans, please stop by the HEGPS cam & chat room at http://www.hornbyeagles.com/HEGPSchat.htm. Videos from the cam as well as ground observations and discussions are at http://www.ournaturezone.com.
Hornby Eagles - Nest and Territory is presented by the Hornby Eagle Group Projects Society (HEGPS), a not-for-profit organization registered in British Columbia, Canada. The cam provides a new view of some old friends; the world famous Hornby Eagles.
The HEGPS cam is mounted in a tree approximately 230 feet from the nest tree. The PTZ (pan, tilt, and zoom) cam is capable of viewing the nest as well as the environs in which the Hornby Eagles live. The placement of the cam allows viewers to see the eagles at the nest, where they perch, and where they spend some of their time away from the nest. The cam is operated remotely by HEGPS members. The cam operators are able to follow Mom and Dad (and eaglets) as they go about their activities. In the 2012 season, the fledging of the eaglet “Hali” was broadcast as it happened! It was a thrill for viewers to see where Hali went on her maiden flight; as well as follow her post-fledge adventures.
The Hornby Eagles have used the same nest tree since 1989 and have successfully fledged twenty-one eaglets. The HEGPS cam allows researchers and fans of the pair to continue to document and learn from this beloved pair.
The HEGPS website is www.hornbyeagles.com. There is much information about the Hornby Eagles on the site, as well as a cam page www.hornbyeagles.com/webcam.htm where one can watch the live stream without a chat. HEGPS maintains an interactive forum at www.ournaturezone.com. This site has many topics about the Hornby Eagles as well as other wildlife cams and subjects. You may read the forum topics without registering. If you wish to post, however, registration is required. Many wildlife enthusiasts use the forum to share information about wildlife and ways to help wildlife and the environment.
HEGPS has a facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Hornby-Eagle-Group-Projects-Society/292341380792123. We also post updates on the Hornby Eagles facebook page at www.facebook.com/hornbyeagles?ref=ts.
The Ustream chat and social stream are currently disabled. HEGPS maintains a friendly and informative chat room at www.hornbyeagles.com/HEGPSchat.htm. The chat page has the live cam embedded and HEGPS monitors the chat; members are usually available to answer questions about the Hornby Eagles. We invite you to visit with us and other Hornby Eagle enthusiasts in the HEGPS chat room.