Skip to comments.The Stork Visits DNR EagleCamís Nest (MN)
Posted on 03/25/2014 2:51:50 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) Theres a new bundle of joy on display on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website. Early Tuesday morning, an eagle chick hatched in the nest watched by the DNR EagleCam, according to DNR Public Affairs Officer Harland Hiemstra. Last year, all three eggs laid by the eagles froze in the January cold. There are two more eggs to go this year, and both are expected to hatch with help from the warmer temperatures expected this weekend.
This one is at Decorah, Iowa
Wow! That’s REAL hi-def...
She is sitting on 3 eggs.
They have been doing this for a while and it shows.
Do they have a nest nearby?
WOOHOO! I’m thrilled to see this. The first time I checked that cam this year, the poor parent on the nest was surrounded by several inches of snow on the nest. Haven’t checked it for a few days but will check every day now. I hope the other two eggs hatch, too.
This cam was the most recent addition to my long list of nest cams. Keeping up with all of them is gonna eat into FReep time. LOL!
Yeah, it’s been a tough spring around here. Single digits overnight again tonight.
Yeah, it’s been tough up there, no doubt! I know y’all are more than ready for the cold to skedaddle! It’s been nasty enough here in TN - we had snow showers today - and we haven’t suffered nearly the intense cold y’all have.
I’ll be fretting over this little eaglet and hoping it’ll survive. And that it’ll have nest-mates.
I think they’ll nest in the marshes nearby.
There is an eagles nest down the shore from or cabin in Canada. We usually go up there for a late season fishing trip in late March (tomorrow actually). The Eagles are usually there by then. They’re tough birds.
Been watching at least four years and they have never had frozen eggs. The fledge is something to watch.
Number two hatched today!
WOOHOO!!! Awesome news!! Astounding considering the bitter cold up there.
All was quiet at the nest the brief time I was able to check in today. It must have hatched afterwards. Maybe I’ll get to see the little ones tomorrow.
It has been raining steadily all day. supposed to turn to all snow later. That poor eagle sitting on the nest looks like crap.
The spouse just showed up (dry) and they are now both protecting the nest and the little guys. Really cute.
AAAAAAAW!!! How precious!
I watched for a little while this afternoon but the parent stayed put the whole time. Poor thing was soaking wet. It wiggled several times and I figured the kiddos must have been restless underneath.
Glad the rain stopped long enough for the babies to get a bite to eat without getting soaked themselves.
The rest of the story...
Watched for a couple of hours. The female showed up. Sat with the male for a while until the rain/snow ended. She kicked him out to go hunt while she stayed behind. He came back with the chow and you know the rest... ;-)
the top story link to the nest is black on my screen yet the timer is runnin ?
I got to watch for a little bit this afternoon. Got a good view of the babies when Momma got up to feed them a bite of what looked like a chunk of fish that was on the nest. A few minutes later, Dad showed up with more grub.
Yeah, watching these birds isn’t for the squeamish. They aren’t like robins that bring worms to feed their young. Sometimes dinner is still moving. But that’s a part of nature.
They apparently don’t have a cam that has IR or any lighting close by for a light-sensitive cam to work with. Can’t view the birds at night. Just check back during the daytime and you’ll be able to see everything. You might even get lucky enough to see the third egg hatch. :-)
Am watching the nest and Momma just stood up. Looks like the third egg is about to hatch. There’s a big pip (hole) in the egg! Possible it could hatch today. Dang it, I have to leave shortly and will miss the action if it does. :-(
Three it is!
Yes, the third egg hatched sometime late Sat.!
I’m watching right now as the eaglets get some lunch. Num, num, num.
Cold, crappy weather tonight. Rain and snow.
I found last year so discouraging that I almost dread this year.
It’s been quite an experience,though.
Sorry to hear it. I wish Spring would take hold and not let go. It’s been hard on everyone, especially the wild critters.
They had snow and freezing rain at Ithaca, NY Sat. night and yesterday, the female hawk at the nest I watch online was totally encased in ice. It was heart-wrenching to see but she got through it all. And she kept her three eggs warm. At least it’s warmer there today and she’s ice-free.
I hope the eagles don’t go through the same ordeal tonight.
Pretty amazing. All three chicks are looking good. Usually, if there are three, one is always the runt and never makes it this long.
They had the cam zoomed in on the chicks when I checked on them this afternoon. It’s obvious which order they hatched in based on their size. The last one is definitely a runt but it’s got a strong will to live apparently. The few feedings I’ve gotten to see were rough because that poor tiny thing got very little to eat.
The first year I watched the heron cam at Ithaca, all 5 of their eggs hatched. The last was soooooo tiny compared to the others and no one expected it to make it. But it did. I’m hoping the tiny eaglet will do the same.
#3 is hangin’ tough!!
LOL! We’re both keeping close tabs on the lil runt, aren’t we? That nest cam is the first thing I pull up when I turn on the computer.
It’ll probably grow faster once it’s big enough to peck at the food itself rather than have to depend on the parents to tear the meat for it.
It’s made it this long; it should have a good chance of making it to fledging. With us rooting so hard for it, it oughta make it. :-)
Cold with rain/snow predicted for the overnight...
I wish the snow would stop. Those chicks are getting to large for momma to cover them. Gonna be a rough night for them.
It’s Spring, dagnabit! Time for warmth to stay! Heck, we had snow this morning down here in TN and are expecting a hard freeze tonight.