2 bald eagle chicks this year!

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  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    In the Hays Eagle nest. (There was a third, who did not survive the blast of cold weather.)

    The two chicks, Mom and Dad are doing well.

    If you want to take a look at them:


    It'll be 70 degrees today. Perfect eagle weather!

    Do y'all have any eagle cams to add ..... feel free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The more the merrier!

    Enjoy! Love, Diane
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  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hi, Diane,

    Thanks for the update.

    Our Eaglets here are ready to fledge. Due to our climate, our Bald Eagles nest early.

    The original pair, Ozzie and Harriet, always returned to the same nest but he was injured and had to go to a bird sanctuary rehab. By the time he was released, Harriet had taken up with a younger man. He and Ozzie got into a furious fight and Ozzie's injuries caused him to die back in the hospital. No one knew whether the young male would be a good father but he has been wonderful, caring for, and feeding, his family.

    He brought a fish to the nest that had some fishing line attached. The bird rescuers removed one of the eaglets from the nest and removed the line which had tangled around his leg. If they had not intervened, he would have died or his leg would have had to be amputated. They returned him as soon as it was evident his leg would be OK and he is doing just fine.

    I don't have the link to our eagle cam but it would be more interesting to watch on yours. Thanks for sharing.

    Love, Mikie
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  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane, Could not get either video to play. But I did go to Youtube and was
    able to see a short video of Harriet in Florida. Interesting thing about many
    birds, fish and reptiles. The female is often larger than the male.

    Wikipedia says the female bald eagle generally weighs about 12 pounds, and
    is 25% larger than the males. Also says the eagles farthest from the
    equator are the largest. So our largest eagles live in Alaska. (Who
    woulda thought that birds know where the equator is?)

    Couple decades ago I ran into a fellow who looked to be in his 20s.
    He didn't know Minnesota was farther North than Texas. We
    were taking a test as part of the job application process. I thought
    his score would probably be pretty far South of 100.


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  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    PS: ROCK --

    The Hays (Pittsburgh) bald eagles are on Youtube

    I guess you just have to google them! :)

    Hugs, Diane
  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane, Thanks. The new URL you posted worked. The 2 chicks are dwarfed
    by that huge nest. I read an eagle nest is added to year after year and may
    weigh a ton. Also read the Hays nest collapsed two years ago. I wonder
    if the current one was built in the same location.

    Anyhoo the chicks look so soft and cuddly. In a few months they will
    look fierce with the eagle's implacable glare.

    The eagles have returned to SE Minnesota where I grew up. When
    I lived there the only eagles in MN were in the far north. I saw one
    pretty close up once. I was driving on a narrow country road with
    trees all around. A eagle swooped down about 30-40 feet in
    front of my car and then flew off.

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  8. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Amazing Rock, isn't it! That a NEST can weigh ONE TON!

    The Hays Eagles are always a big attraction here. Last year, no eggs hatched. This year 2 out of 3 hatched.

    I wish you could get the live view. When you click on my link:


    Then CLICK ON THE RIGHT ARROW IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EAGLE SCREEN, like you were looking at youtube. The LIVE FEED should start playing then.

    They are cute, when they are chicks. :)

    Yes, the nest did collapse in 2013. Mamma and Pappa re-built it. :)

    Hugs, Diane


    And I heard on the morning news that coyotes are coming down from their homes, to residential areas?!
  9. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hi, Diane,

    Yes, I think that's Harriett. That is the website. People down here are nuts for our natural assets, including birds and other animals. We followed poor Ozzie's demise with such sadness. We are glad, however, that Harriett's young male has risen to the task of fatherhood. They regularly make the news here. Probably the same up there for your eagles.

    Rock, it's a shame how uneducated some or our yutes are today.

    Love, Mikie
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  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Here's a URL for Cornell University; the school with the best song. "Far above
    Cayuga's waters..." This site has several web cams including a condor nest with
    a little ball of gray fluff.