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The smallest eaglet, C94 from the 2009 nesting season has had yet another successful nesting season in Connecticut. Read more at Conserve Wildlife NJ's blog;
Viewers have reported seeing both E41 and E42 in the nest today. The eaglets are mainly perched out on the higher branches and may be difficult to see at times.
The camera is back and running thanks to Jim Hanson and contractors from the CCTV company that designed the camera. The sending unit on the system appeared to have experienced a surge and broke down.
We plan on troubleshooting the camera today (parts have arrived from the contractor and entry to the nest area is more relaxed with both eaglets fledged), the good news is that as of yesterday it appears parts of the camera systems sending unit are still functioning so it appears that the problem wasn't as catastrophic as originally thought.
I our viewers in the local area have confirmed that eaglet #2 (E42) is alive and well along with its older sibling. They where spotted along the river not far from the nest. Work on the camera will commence when we have parts and clearance to approach the nest.
We are having some issues with the sending unit and are looking to get it replaced ASAP.
Both eaglets have fledged, eaglet #1 fledged 6/20 around 5 am. Adults and eaglets my still visit the nest from now on, but the nest will now remain empty for the rest of the season.
Eaglet #2 has fledged from the nest at approx 5:55 AM
Following up on yesterdays post;
How do you teach kids about wildlife with a pilfered koi, footprints and a rouges gallery of wildlife? See the ingenious lesson plan Manville NJ teacher Lauren Kurzius developed for her students as they followed the eagle cam and other wildlife cameras to understand wildlife better via a whodunit in the classroom.
Want to see where the adults where during last weeks banding? Take a look at these shots that where taken of the adults as they watched the biologists conduct their work
Here are some wonderful shots of the nest from the point of view of the tree climber John Heilferty
Here are some excellent photos and writeups on yesterdays banding by Jim Wright
Hello, will be banding the chicks 5/9/2016 starting at 9:30 AM. You can watch the banding on this camera as well as our alternate camera from the ground HERE. You can see biologists prepare and band the eagles live from the ground. The banding event will be recorded on both the eagle camera and the ground based camera.
Hello viewers, you can learn more about what the eagles eat and how you can help scientists track their feeding habits! An article on the different kinds of foods the eagles consume is written HERE and a tracking form by Conserve Wildlife HERE. In these posts you will find basic identification & info on fish that the eagles eat as well as other info on what they bring to the nest.
The 2nd eaglet has hatched at 8:41 AM on Monday 3/28/2016. See video of the hatch HERE (Thank you Live Video & Webcams Of The World)
The 1st eaglet hatched aprox 5pm on Saturday, 3/26/2016. The adult has been feeding the chick a mix of fish including trout, crappie and sucker. The 2nd chick is still in the process of hatching and should be finished by Monday/Tuesday. See the video HERE (thank you Kelly Renner Chiara).
The 1st egg is expected to hatch sometime this week, stay tuned and watch for cracks and pips on the egg as the chick hatches. See Jim Wright's blog post about the imminent hatch HERE.
Duke Farms' Bald Eagles by Jim Wright was released today! You may find it on our blog HERE. It's free!
The 2nd egg of the season was laid around 4:35 this afternoon.
Hello viewers, at times the parent eagles may be off the egg and leave it unattended for some time (usually only 10-15 mins, but sometimes up to two hours based on previous years). The egg is perfectly safe and viable during this time and viewers need not call in.
The 1st egg of the season was laid this afternoon. Stay tuned, the female may lay up to two additional eggs over the next few days.
We apologize for the periodic interruptions in the stream, the outages are not occurring at the physical camera that we just repaired but rather between where we pick up the IP camera's video stream and Ustream server itself. We are working on making the stream more stable, so stay tuned!
Camera is back and running!
The camera has gone down due to a possible internet connection issue, we are investigating the cause of the outage and fix it.
2016 Nesting Season Update:
We have successfully installed a new camera system on the nest tree! The new system has some major upgrades including HD and infrared night vision.
About Duke Farms:
Located on the 2700 acre Duke Farm property in Hillsborough, this eagle nest has been observed on the farm since 2005. In 2008 a camera was setup by Duke Farms in a neighboring sycamore tree 110 feet up, capturing footage of nesting seasons in 2009 and 2010. This camera permits the public to get a unique glimpse of the nesting, feeding and fledgling of Bald Eagles in NJ.
Duke Farms in Hillsborough, N.J., is one of the largest privately-owned parcels of undeveloped land in the state. The mission of Duke Farms is to serve as a model of environmental stewardship and inspire visitors to become informed stewards of the land. You can assist us with our habitat regeneration efforts by volunteering. To see a list of current educational volunteer opportunities, or to learn about our nature programs and tours, please visit www.dukefarms.org.