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History of Sydney Sea-Eagles Book 2012 is now available, containing 230 photos and the complete history of the White-bellied Sea-Eagles at Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, Australia. Available now from Blurb Bookshop in various configurations. Proceeds go to the support & improvement of Sea-EagleCAM.
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The BirdLife Australia Discovery Centre is an interactive interpretive hub where we provide opportunities for people to learn about and engage with birds in their natural habitat. And what better way to do so than by observing our resident pair of White-bellied Sea-Eagles on the nest! EagleCAM, gives bird lovers, researchers and scientists, 24-hour access into the lives of nesting sea-eagles and allows us to investigate their habitat, habits and how we can help them survive long term.
Established in 2009, EagleCAM (Sea-EagleCAM on Ustream) is a live remote feed that operates out of the Discovery Centre in Newington Armory at Sydney Olympic Park, close to the Parramatta River. EagleCAM was started and funded by a small group of BirdLife Australia volunteers, who continue to develop and operate the technology that brings the sea-eagles to your screen.
Despite the collapse of the nesting tree in February 2011 this remarkable couple built a new nest in double-quick time and successfully raised one chick S2 to fledge. In May 2012 the Eagles have built another new nest in a tree about 75 meters (82 yards) from last years nest. Through EagleCAM, you have a unique and amazing opportunity to follow their progress as the eaglets grow towards fledging.
Please check out our Facebook page Sea-EagleCAM FaceBook and visit the EagleCAM page on the BirdLife Australia website for recent video footage from the nest.
Calendar of Events
November 23, 2012 - S3 Fledges! - S3 fledged at 12.39PM
November 17, 2012 - S3 Branches! - S3 branched for the first time
November 14, 2012 - S4 Fledges! - S4 fledged at 1.37PM
November 6, 2012 -Branching! - S4 branched at 9.56AM - more
October 16, 2012 - Return to nest - S3 released by vet, banded & returned to nest - the full story
October 15, 2012 - Rescue - S4 rescued, checked, banded & returned to nest; S3 rescued, untangled & taken to vet for surgical removal of fish hook
October 14, 2012- Chicks in trouble! - Chicks noticed to be tangled in fishing line
August 25, 2012 - Guest chatter Stephen Debus Look at our News page for more information.
August 22, 2012 - Hatch S3's arrival was confirmed at 8.30am on Wednesday August 22 exactly as expected!
12 July 2012 First Egg Laid The first Egg was laid at about 5:00pm.
29 November 2011 S2 FLEDGED on the 10th November 2011. Has been seen at the nest for a few day. After about two weeks S2 has left the nest area and has been seen in the Waterbird Refuge in Sydney Olympic Park looking fit and healthy.
19 August 2011 The first eaglet (S1) sadly passed away today after being suffocated in the nest by a pigeon carcass in very wet and cold weather. The second eaglet (S2) is growing strongly.
15 August 2011 SECOND HATCH: The second eaglet (S2) hatched on Monday 15th August at 1:45pm local time Australia (we are UTC+10 hours) after pipping at 9:45am (see Channel 7 News Story from 19th August 2011).
14 August 2011 FIRST HATCH: Pop the Champagne! The first eaglet (S1) hatched on Sunday 14th August at 8:55am local time Australia after pipping at 3:00pm on the 13th.
07 July 2011 SECOND EGG: The second egg was laid on Thursday 7th July at 6:00pm local time Australia. Mum is staying very close to the eggs. The temperature was down to about 4C (39F) that morning.
04 July 2011 FIRST EGG: Start the fireworks!!! At approximately 5:40pm on Monday 4th July the first egg was laid. The female had been sitting in the nest since 5:15pm. She stood up a few times we could see that initially the nest was empty. She then stood up at 5:40pm and there it was!
Some Basic Information On The Sea-Eagles & Sea-EagleCAM
Sea-EagleCAM has set up a high definition video camera monitoring the local White-bellied Sea-Eagles’ nest, 15 metres (50 feet) above the ground, in a eucalyptus tree within a protected nature reserve of Sydney Olympic Park, Australia (see Channel 7 News Story from August 2010). The video is fed back to the BirdLife Australia Discovery Centre at Sydney Olympic Park via an optical fibre cable giving a high definition video display to visitors as well as the video stream to Ustream.
The White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) is the second largest bird of prey in Australia with a wing span of 1.8-2.2 metres (6-7 feet). It measures 75-85cm (30-33 inches) in length and can weigh up to 4.2kg (9 pounds), the female being larger and heavier than the male. Sea-eagles are found around the coast and along the major rivers of mainland Australia and Tasmania, New Guinea, South East Asia and as far west as the coast of India.
S2 week 11
Below are a few photo sets from the previous few years which might help in the identification of the individual birds.
Photos from 2007-2008 Hunting and nesting with eaglet in nest (7 pages)
Photos from 2009 Hunting and nesting with eaglet in nest (18 pages)
Photos from 2010 Mainly hunting but with some shots of the eaglets branching (8 pages)
Photos from 2011 So far...hunting (6 pages)
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