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Blackwater Eagle Cam
« on: January 20, 2011, 09:52:56 AM »
Information about Black Water National Refuge: http://friendsofblackwater.org/wordpress/eagle11/1st
Eagle Cam link http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/camhtm2.html
You tube link http://www.youtube.com/user/BlackwaterRefuge



These eagles now have 3 eggs.

1st egg
Laid: 1/13/11
Possible hatch: 2/17/11
Actual hatch:    2/19/11

2nd egg
Laid: 1/16/11
Possible hatch: 2/20/11
Actual hatch:    2/21/11

3rd egg
Laid: 1/20/11 (or late 1/19)
Possible hatch: 2/24/11
Actual hatch:    2/24/11

Near the bottom of this page is a great video of the first egg, the eagles switching positions & turning the egg. http://friendsofblackwater.org/wordpress/eagle11/

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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2011, 11:12:40 AM »
Black Water is not far from me and I have visited this refuge. It is a wonderful place to walk around and view all of the birds. The Eastern Shore of MD has tons of eagles now due to the protections put in place years ago. They are even showing up on the western side of the Chesapeake Bay around large rivers and resevoirs. I am about 50 miles from the bay and there have been a few eagle spottings near me.  :ecsmile

It is interesting to see three eggs this year! It may be time for a little trip across the Bay Bridge.
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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011, 04:15:33 PM »
Thank you for the introduction to the Blackwater Eagle cam, Passerine and BV.  It'll be interesting to see how things are similar and different when three eggs are on a nest.  I wonder if the Norfolk eagles will have three eggs/chicks again this year, too?
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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2011, 03:04:56 PM »
Some real nice pictures in their cam gallery. http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/2011eag/eag1_4.html

A few caps by their members:
by laura awww.


by bobby/racheal


by lucy/nancy h


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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011, 07:38:58 PM »
It is only about a week to possible hatch time for the Blackwater Refuge eagle pair. Here is a nice screen cap from their website of Mom, Dad and the 3 eggs on the nest.




Friends of Blackwater Refuge - s'cap by lisa 2-9-11


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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2011, 09:04:52 PM »
If I recall correctly I watched this nest about 3 years ago. Wonderful parents.

Thanks passerine for setting this topic up.
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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2011, 01:23:40 PM »
I was just visiting the Blackwater Refuge nest AND, as of today at 3:12 pm EST one has hatched.  :thumbup:

Hatch dates may now be a tad different from what was originally posted in the first post.
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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2011, 09:16:47 AM »
As BBE posted, the first hatchling was believed to have hatched around 2pm yesterday. Here is a s'cap from their site. So sweet!  :eclove



Friends of Black Water Refuge 2011  

ETA And a s'cap from live cam today



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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2011, 10:03:35 AM »

Look how the empty eggshell has been moved aside, out of the nest cup!
wooohoooo!

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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011, 06:44:13 AM »
We have eaglet 2 at Black Water Refuge today!  :eclove



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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2011, 07:55:08 AM »
Nice to see an eaglet with those "dark sunglasses"  again!  I wonder how the Blackwaters will do with three this year? And I wonder if we could entice the Friends of BW to Ustream the video?

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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2011, 08:48:47 AM »
Nancy, I was going to go there tomorrow but my work schedule changed due to the holiday.  :ecsad  But I have really been comtemplating contacting them to see if it would be considered. It is such a nice refuge there and an important one. I feel that they would really benefit from a live cam similar to ours in many ways.

OBTW, there was a news spot on our local tv about the whoopers and the Patuxent location. Very interesting.
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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2011, 10:34:43 PM »
Well done Mum. So the third and last hatch maybe on the 23rd?
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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2011, 09:23:33 PM »
A possible pip spotted in the third egg today...BBE, the 24th is looking good for eaglet 3!



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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2011, 09:49:06 AM »
The Blackwater update said the crack in the third egg is getting larger ... and so it is!