Jordan Lake EagleCam
Pets, Animals - Birds
Social Stream chat has been suspended until we get closer to the start of the season. Updates will continue to be posted below.
JLeaglecam viewers shoreline clean up is Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM. See Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/JordanLakeEagleCam
1st hatch early afternoon 04/07/14
2nd hatch early evening 04/09/14
1st egg of the 2014 season was laid 2/28/14
2nd egg of the 2014 season was laid 3/04/14
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Jordan Lake Eagle Season 2013-14
Cam went live December 15th 2013
This Bald Eagle Nest Camera is located on Jordan Lake near Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC. The camera was set up by the US Army Corps of Engineers, www.spyonabird.com, and Lineberger Tree Service.
Local Eaglecam Viewers, please help us clean up Jordan Lake by volunteering to adopt a section of shoreline. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the clean-up events, volunteer opportunities or general questions and information.
To find out more about opportunities to support the Jordan Lake EagleCam project and other environmental stewardship efforts at Jordan Lake visit the Clean Jordan Lake web site: http://cleanjordanlake.org/
Clean Jordan Lake (CJL) is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. CJL's mission is to restore Jordan Lake to a healthy and vibrant aquatic resource. Improvements to the environment and water quality at Jordan Lake are being achieved through the removal of trash from public lands, litter prevention, prevention of illegal dumping, promotion of recycling, and public engagement and education. With no paid staff, CJL depends entirely upon state and local government partners and non-profit organizations for donated supplies and services and volunteers from members of the public to carry out their programs. CJL has a cooperative agreement with the US Army Corps of Engineers to assist in its natural resource management, parks and recreation programs and other activities at Jordan Lake.
Clean Jordan Lake accepts tax-deductible contributions to support its mission, which includes the Jordan Eagle Cam Project, to help achieve their goals at Jordan Lake.
Jordan Lake Social Stream Chat Guidelines
Lake Jordan Social Stream is a place where everyone is welcome, everyone is encouraged to chat, smile, give observations and most importantly, enjoy the eagles in their natural habitat.
A Moderator is entrusted by the Host to ensure that guests feel comfortable, respect the Moderators, other guests and chatroom rules. Whether you are a veteran eagle watcher or guest who has just joined the group, your viewpoint affects the room. Please remember this as you make your general observations and post your comments. Moderators have full authority to ban guests and delete comments as they see fit.
No arguing, bad words or acronyms of them. English is the only language we can accommodate. Children and classrooms are dropping in to learn and observe, so please keep your comments and language appropriate. No ages, religion, politics or all caps posts.
Out of respect for our Host, Moderators and Tech Team (all volunteers), please keep the discussion focused on the Jordan Lake eagles and Moderators will not post links to other nests or nature cams. We encourage guests to post links and info in their own Comments Pages (CPs) to share with all. Additionally, the promotion or advertising of personal businesses is not acceptable on this site.
Moderators are not eagle experts and will try not to give information to limit debates. If a Moderator does so, they will reference a link where viewers and guests can read the information for themselves. Please share your observations and what you have learned at other nests as it pertains to what is happening at Jordan Lake but try to keep your comments very specific to avoid any confusion between the Jordan Lake eagles and other nests.
Welcome and please enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How many chicks have this pair of eagles hatched?
A. This pair of eagles has 20 fledges at this nest since 2002, when we first started keeping observation records.
Q. I never saw directions to the point at Jordan Lake where the cam is located. Could you tell me where it is located?
A. We do not share the location of the nest with the general public. Bald Eagles are pretty protective during their nesting season. It is common to hear them squaking/vocalizing if you get too close to the nest, therefore we really try to keep the nest locations secret. There is an observation platform at Jordan Lake on Martha’s Chapel Road. It is probably the best place to go for viewing eagles, the following link is a map of some good eagle viewing locations at Jordan Lake:
The platform is located on the upper end of the lake where there are more eagles, but of course there is a chance that you may not see one on any given day. During the summer we have more eagles at Jordan Lake, up to 60 by some counts, so your chances of seeing one would be greater b/w June and August.
Q. When the eaglets leave the nest do they then start nest building for themselves? just wondering if they have a nesting spot or just live in trees until they find a mate.
A. Most bald eagles mature at 4-5 years old, which is when they find a mate, build a nest, and start breeding. They tend to travel when they're not nesting, and to return to the same nest year after year once they've built it. The nest is mainly for raising babies, although they may visit during the rest of the year and hang around some to keep it from being taken over by someone else - eagle, osprey or a few other bird species that use abandoned eagles nests.
Q. How do I capture an image from the eaglecam?
A. There may be other ways, the easiest we know of is to take a screenshot, then crop it in photo software to show the action. Different systems do those things differently, but on a PC it's fairly standard to hold down the CTRL key and tap the key usually toward the right end of the upper row labeled PRTSC or some similar version of Print Screen. That copies the screenshot to your clipboard, so you can then paste it as an image.
Many PCs come with MS Office Picture Manager - you can paste it directly into an image folder, then click at the top to Edit Pictures. When you're done, select Export either in the right pane where you were cropping, etc., or under the File menu. Be sure to export it as a JPG and know where you saved it. Then you can go to our facebook page, click at the top of the page to Share a Photo, then to Upload a Photo from your drive - add a caption, and you're good to go!
Q. Do the eagles have names?
A. This is an answer to a similar question from the Norfolk eaglecam, which we tend to agree with:
“When the eagles first built their nest here, we discussed the idea of naming them, but decided against doing so. Since they are wild birds, we do not want to encourage thinking of them as pets or to anthropomorphize them. Also, although all of our eaglets have survived to fledging, that’s not a guarantee every year. Giving them names could create more heartache for people. The disrupted nesting season in 2008 is a case in point. That said, a lot of other viewers have given them names and have shared them with us.”
Q. Where can I find more information about Bald Eagles
A. There are lots of great sources of information about bald eagles, some good internet sources are: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_Eagle and www.baldeagleinfo.com/