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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2011, 10:18:16 AM »
We have eaglet #3! Congratulations Friends of Black Water and Mom and Dad. ♥



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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2011, 11:20:08 AM »
Lots of fish/gifts. :ecsmile today

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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2011, 05:26:06 PM »
That is great news re 3rd egg.  Well done, enjoy the happy family.  :thumbup:

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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2011, 07:50:45 AM »
The Blackwater eaglets all look great this morning!

I thought this was the first year for 3 on this nest, but learned on the Blackwater Facebook page this morning that they had 3 in 2005:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/FOBNWR


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Tom S. I recall in the past when you had triplets, the smallest was donated to another refuge to help it's chance of survival and also help that refuge. Is that a possibility again?

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Hi Tom: The 2005 season was the only other year when we had 3, and one of the eaglets was taken to Vermont to help with the Vermont Bald Eagle Restoration Initiative, whose purpose was to get a pair of eagles breeding in VT. Our eaglet could have stayed (all three were doing well), but since we had an "extra" eaglet, the US Fish and Wildlife Service thought our nest was a good candidate for contributing an eaglet to the program. Our eaglet fledged that year with the other eaglets that had been donated. VT now has breeding bald eagles in the state.

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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2011, 08:02:48 AM »
Oh, that made me cry!  :eccry Though wonderful for VT, how could they do that to a healthy eaglet and parents? Maybe I'm being too human here but it is hard to imagine after what I have seen on our nest. 

Well, I am glad they have a chance again with three!
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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2011, 01:24:16 PM »
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?

Nancy, here are all of those little faces with their "glasses" on! How adorable. ♥



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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2011, 01:51:15 PM »
First time in this thread.  Thanks to Passerine, Birdvoyer, BBE, and NancyM for the updates!  Birdvoyer, you MUST go visit and fill us all in on the happenings!!
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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2011, 07:25:32 AM »
From the Friends of Black Water
"As we mentioned on the cam page and our Facebook page, we saw some cute sequences this week. First, we saw the older eaglets venturing outside the nest cup to investigate a fish that one of the parents brought to the nest. Itís great to see the eaglets getting more adventurous about moving around the nest and approaching the food items that the parents bring. In this photo sequence, we also saw a nice scene at the end where our mother eagle took the fish and pulled it around to the other side of the nest so our youngest eaglet could get a bite of the meal."

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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2011, 01:37:35 PM »
All three eaglets have hatched and are growing up quickly.

Links to:
1. Third Eaglet Hatches Feb. 24, 2011 - Part 1

2. Third Eaglet Hatches Feb. 24, 2011 - Part 2

3. Three Eaglets are Here
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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2011, 01:47:24 PM »
So far, so good. They seem to be doing well.  :thumbup:

 :ecsad I had hoped to go to their Eagle Fest yesterday but had to change plans.
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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2011, 02:06:02 PM »
Hi there, that would have been cool to attend the festival. Would there have been a good chance to see the tree? I am sure they would have been showing the cam coverage?  Maybe a another time.  :ecsmile
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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2011, 08:11:39 AM »
In checking in on my neighboring nest, I found an interesting photo on their site that I thought I would share. There was a photo showing an eaglets ear! I guess I never thought about where their ears were or what they look like. The little dark hole on the side of the eaglet's head is the ear.  :nod2


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Eaglets are doing well and they have noted that pin feathers are starting to come in.
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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2012, 05:44:40 AM »
I guess it is time to dust off this topic.  :eclove

We have an egg in the Blackwater Refuge eagle nest! From their FB page:


"As our quick-fingered fans have noticed, we just got our first egg of the 2012 season! The earliest we've ever had an egg on the Blackwater Eagle Cam. We think the egg was laid earlier this afternoon, and we hope to see a second egg in two to three days. Thanks to our fans for their photos and good wishes!"

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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2012, 11:14:27 AM »
Thank you for bringing this Blackwater eagles nest thread forward, Birdvoyer!  Here is the link to the live cam for those who don't have it:

http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/camhtm2.html

The first 2012 egg was very visible a little while ago!   :thumbup:
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Re: Blackwater Eagle Cam
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2012, 07:45:06 AM »
2nd egg spotted

(the cam is having some electrical issues which they are working on)


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