- February 15, 2016 at 5:52 pm #99705
For the nature lovers among us. February 13, 2016 an egg was spotted in the Audubon Society’s Western Pennsylvania Bald Eagle Webcam. Mom frequently rolls the egg around to keep it warm. So check back periodically to catch her in the act. Some have thought a second egg was there but others nixed that. It can be several days in between before a new egg is laid.
So we have a reminder spring is coming. And a terrific up close and personal “bird’s eye view” of this eagles’ nest. You will want to check in on the second view for the best look. Both parents take turns watching over the eggs. You just might see Dad arrive for his shift.
The eyes of the Lord range throughout the entire earth, to strengthen those whose heart is true to him.February 16, 2016 at 6:42 pm #99757
730PM eastern. It’s dark out. Mom was resting like in a deep sleep until a train went by which roused her . It was quite loud. She moved the one egg and moved nesting material around it so it seems deeper in the nest, seemed to call out twice and then settled down again. There’s definitely just one egg.
The eyes of the Lord range throughout the entire earth, to strengthen those whose heart is true to him.February 16, 2016 at 8:03 pm #99762
VC I love watched these eagle nests. Thanks for sharing this. These birds are so regal!
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118:8February 17, 2016 at 11:09 am #99790
Melissa. I’m enjoying watching Mom using grass to tuck around herself and ‘baby’ like we would with a blanket over us and our babies. I wonder if she is singing an eagle lullaby, too. Ha! It reminds me of God’s protection of us and oh how very much Israel and America need that protection now.
The eyes of the Lord range throughout the entire earth, to strengthen those whose heart is true to him.February 17, 2016 at 1:14 pm #99798
Hi VC absolutely we need God’s protection. We need to repent though as a nation. I hope that happens but will it?!
When I first watched one of these nests a few years back I noticed a couple of things. One was that these beautiful birds are very hard to discern which is the male and which is the female. They look alike and seem to share the same jobs in caring for and feeding their young. Watching them work together so harmoniously is so neat and I think a beautiful example in nature of precision parenting! I was thinking this would be a nice sticky on top so we could keep an eye on the nest!!
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118:8February 17, 2016 at 5:17 pm #99803
I LOVE being able to watch this, VC! Thank You!!February 17, 2016 at 7:18 pm #99814
I thought of a sticky, too, but it seems the more stickies we have, the slower booting up is for some folks. So we may need to keep bumping it up. I’ll check with some of the other mods. Having requests makes a difference!
We could also use a bit of synopsis also on eagles for our up close and personal study. Like differences to look for in male and female eagles. I presume Dad is bigger. It’s fun to see both caring for the young parenting together. Swans do this, too. Papa could be watching on guard somewhere else. I did see that call last night with the train disturbance so it’s possible Dad is nearby using his eagle eye..
How long does it take for an eagle egg to hatch? Perhaps Dad is more active then. Hunting, teaching junior to fly, etc.February 18, 2016 at 3:26 pm #99872
I see a section added answering the questions of how long it takes an egg to hatch and a statement that there is a second egg. I missed that yesterday.February 20, 2016 at 10:09 pm #99942
BtttFebruary 23, 2016 at 1:01 am #100039
Please move back to Page 1.February 27, 2016 at 7:18 pm #100292
btttMarch 19, 2016 at 4:37 pm #101436
DC has an eagle chick. Maybe these will follow soon.March 21, 2016 at 6:34 pm #101526
The Hayes nest has one fluffy chick born around 12:30AM on 3/21. It took about 14 hours after a 37 day wait to fully leave the shell. Awaiting chick number two. Mom has been feeding it a mouse/rat (?) per reports here..
First photo op! Both proud parents admiring their offspring and feeding baby. The format has changed about. Scroll down the side list to find the article and pictures before the article runs off the page. It sounds like brooding goes on for several weeks yet.
Time lapse is now up.March 22, 2016 at 12:48 pm #101575
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118:8March 23, 2016 at 2:34 pm #101647
Second egg has hatched as of 3/22/16.
Here you can see mom feed her two eaglets. The babies are growing so fast.
Also at this http://cbslocal.com are falcon nest cams.March 23, 2016 at 6:55 pm #101655
One little one got too adventurous and wandered too close to the edge of the nest bowl needing rescue while looking for food. Mom dug down a little deeper and piled up nesting material for a deeper wall. (Honey, we need to add on the house. Smiles) The little newborns are getting adventurous and restless. Mom’s resting days are over. Is it time to go to bed yet?March 25, 2016 at 4:59 pm #101753
Mom and Dad together on the nest feeding the young . First time I’ve seen both parents together. Was told the white feathers were from a bird believed to have been a pigeon eaten for dinner.April 2, 2016 at 11:43 am #102065
Progress report on the Hayes nest… the third egg doesn’t seem to be viable. The two little eaglets have grown by leaps and bounds. Mom isn’t continually sitting on the nest now. She seems to have given up on the third egg and is taking breaks even from the hatched babies. They are more and more on their own. Parent’s are watching from near by. So they aren’t abandoned. Just growing up quickly. At this time these two active little ones are tuckered out and napping near the edge of the nesting bowl.April 2, 2016 at 3:23 pm #102067
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This is really neat, I seem to get on RITA more at night and haven’t seen the nest before… 🙂
We have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of God's power may be of Him and not of us. 2 Cor. 4:7April 3, 2016 at 7:25 pm #102107
Mom of two.. you’ve missed the fun. Not much going on after the night feeding.
I do believe I’m spotting some black feather tips beginning on the young ones. See what you think. At 5 weeks, they are said to feed themselves. I’m not sure if that means hunting too. Or just Mom and Dad don’t feed them at that point. They dig in for themselves with what is brought to them.. We will have to watch to see. The eaglettes are about 2 weeks old now.
There is an added note from the Audubon Society regarding the third egg you may wish to read.
Feel free to bump this up if it starts to disappear from the page.April 4, 2016 at 11:54 am #102128
Mom seems bedraggled . It’s been cold and wet in the sycamore tree. Someone mentioned she has a Phyliss Diller look today. Smiles. She just took off for some R and R; maybe to fluff up a bit grooming wise. Dad just arrived and seems to be feeding lunch. He’s actually smaller than the female or she’s more fluffy to cover the young ones.??
Today the Audubon Society mentions the nestlings will remain for 10 to 12 weeks in this Hays nest. They estimate the little ones will fledge the nest in early July.
I can’t help but think of Psalm 91 and God’s care of us. The song, “On Eagles Wings”.April 4, 2016 at 12:16 pm #102130
“Those whose hope is in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not be weary, they will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
“On Eagle’s Wings”
* In honor of the Lord and Savior.May 16, 2016 at 7:36 pm #104292
My how they have grown! I’m surprised these “babies” haven’t left the nest yet. That’s some wing span. It sounds like the parents are dismantling the nest. Is this a parental invitation to “move on”? lolMay 16, 2016 at 11:45 pm #104301
Hi VictoryChanter, glad to see your post this evening. just looked and the eagles are sleeping like babies.
The Lord’s people are able to rest like that in our Father’s care: our Creator, our Provider, our Defender
Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise: your hand shall be in the neck of your enemies; your father's children shall bow down before you. Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and to him shall the gathering of the people be. Gen 49
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