Scootch fledged on August 8th at 4:53 pm! She flew to the cam tree and perched for about an hour before taking a spill. We did not see her on the 9th or 10th, but the morning of August 11th, she was back! Mom and Dad continue to care for her as…
Scootch fledged on August 8th at 4:53 pm! She flew to the cam tree and perched for about an hour before taking a spill. We did not see her on the 9th or 10th, but the morning of August 11th, she was back! Mom and Dad continue to care for her as she learns the ropes to prepare for the next stage of her life.
Scootch hatched on May 9th and has been keeping Mom and Dad busy feeding and caring for him. For those not familiar with nest activities, “scootching” is what the eagles to do form the nest so it is just right! Dad is a very devoted parent and mate, and spends considerable time scootching in his stylish way during the nesting season! Mom Hornby and HEGPS named Scootch in honour of Dad!
For current information about the Hornby Eagles, please visit our forum at www.ournaturezone.com. There are ground observations with amazing photographs of Mom and Dad Hornby along with cam video highlights.
If you wish to chat about the Hornby Eagles, please feel free to stop by our chat room:
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.