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    Snowbirds

    Hope those eggs are safe......dceaglecam.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    Hope those eggs are safe......dceaglecam.org
    sorry....that link doesn't seem to connect...it is the site of a bald eagle nest in Washington, D.C., this morning, mom was on the nest, dad sitting along side her (2 eggs) and the rest of the huge nest was filled with snow...it was just a lovely picture I wanted to share.....just peeked in again......it's snowing again! www.dceaglecam.org it is part of the American eagle foundation. The organization that has shown Challenger...the soaring eagle to many national sports events, etc. will bring a tear to your eye......
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    Snowbirds-correct link!

    Sorry......www.dceaglecam.org. See original post for more info

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    That's a great live cam of the eagle's nest. I've been watching a nest in Florida from the beginning of the eggs to hatch & fledge. One eagle hatched on 12/18 & the other hatched 12/20. One officially branched 2/20 and fledged 3/2. One bird had to be taken out of the nest because of a issue concerning it's foot but seems it will be just fine. Thanks for the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osewme View Post
    That's a great live cam of the eagle's nest. I've been watching a nest in Florida from the beginning of the eggs to hatch & fledge. One eagle hatched on 12/18 & the other hatched 12/20. One officially branched 2/20 and fledged 3/2. One bird had to be taken out of the nest because of a issue concerning it's foot but seems it will be just fine. Thanks for the site.
    I was watching Romeo and Juliet and Peace and Hope. Hope fledging was so exciting! She/He put on quite the show!
    I haven't watched it in some time.Is Hope still around the nest area? I read this morning that Peace will be put back near the nest area today.

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    We have an eagle cam here in Minnesota that I watch every day. Our 3 eaglets just hatched recently! It is so fun and informative to watch. Try www.dnr.state.mn.us. Hope I did that right!

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    Oh my gosh! I can't believe I've just been watching an eagle breathe thousands of miles away in Washington DC while I'm sitting in Durban, South Africa! How absolutely awesome is that! Beautiful! I hope it's going to be a successful hatching!
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    I watched last year the Red Tailed Hawks on a college campus, can't remember which one. It snowed on them too and I wrote to the people wondering if those poor little eggs would freeze. They reassured me that these were experienced parents and would be able to care for these young despite the snow. And they were right. All three chicks hatched and fledged.

    I just loved it when the parent would come back with squirrel vitals and line the chicks up and feed them one by one. It was like she was telling them: Line up, put your wings back and get ready for squirrel dinner. In no time there was nothing left of that hapless squirrel, not even a bone.

    I've sure got extra squirrels this year. No winter and 7 of them are raiding my bird feeders. A friend said to put a slinky on the feeder. I'll have to move the ones hanging from the trees, but I'm going to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anne2016 View Post
    I was watching Romeo and Juliet and Peace and Hope. Hope fledging was so exciting! She/He put on quite the show!
    I haven't watched it in some time.Is Hope still around the nest area? I read this morning that Peace will be put back near the nest area today.
    romeo & Juliet are at nefleaglecam.org and their two eaglets Hope - female, and Peace - male, have both fledged. Theirs is quite a story...this is what got me "hooked". Have been watching the family since before hatch......learned so much about our beautiful country's symbol

    now Washington, D.C.- the president and First Lady- as they have been known are incubating two eggs.........

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    Saw the title to this post and had to look. In Arizona, Snowbirds take on a whole different meaning.
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    I have been watching 4 eagle cams and the 2 that got snow I had to send the links to my kids and let them know it was nice not to be an eagle. I felt so bad for the DC eagles. That snow isn't melting very fast. I saw them change off on who was sitting on them and the eggs looked very dry and cozy in their little hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battle Axe View Post
    I watched last year the Red Tailed Hawks on a college campus, can't remember which one. It snowed on them too and I wrote to the people wondering if those poor little eggs would freeze. They reassured me that these were experienced parents and would be able to care for these young despite the snow. And they were right. All three chicks hatched and fledged.

    I just loved it when the parent would come back with squirrel vitals and line the chicks up and feed them one by one. It was like she was telling them: Line up, put your wings back and get ready for squirrel dinner. In no time there was nothing left of that hapless squirrel, not even a bone.

    I've sure got extra squirrels this year. No winter and 7 of them are raiding my bird feeders. A friend said to put a slinky on the feeder. I'll have to move the ones hanging from the trees, but I'm going to try it.
    Battle Axe, please explain the SLINKY thing. I need to deter squirrels, too. Thank you.
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    It's about 9:40pm here on the east coast and I was watching the Mom eagle sleeping - she actually lays her head down - ok I've never seen any bird sleeping. Anyway, I muted my tv and listened and I could swear she was snoring quietly. Between Planet Earth II and these wonderful cams I'm learning so much about our wonderful world.

    Sandy in Mooresville, NC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicki1212 View Post
    Oh my gosh! I can't believe I've just been watching an eagle breathe thousands of miles away in Washington DC while I'm sitting in Durban, South Africa! How absolutely awesome is that! Beautiful! I hope it's going to be a successful hatching!
    LOL! And I'm sitting in California, USA watching elephants and
    zebras drinking from a pond in Africa on www.africam.com !
    Oh, how I love technology!
    I'm also watching the eagles and hoping they are warm enough.
    A few years ago I watched the eagles on Whitby Island hatch and fledge.
    It was thrilling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grmamrtha1 View Post
    Battle Axe, please explain the SLINKY thing. I need to deter squirrels, too. Thank you.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB_Dh8uA7bg This link should explain
    the "slinky theory" and it seems to be working for me also.
    I don't have the elaborate set up on the video, but just stapled
    a slinky to the bottom of the feeder and around the pole.
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    But it was just a Piece of yarn.
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