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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, May 29 2014 @ 11:52 PM EDT  
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WOW!! Time really flies!!! I can't believe these white fuzz ball babies are grown up!! will try to get a few pictures tomorrow.

From the PA DEP----

5/29/2014 :: Eyases Nearly Ready to Take Flight!

At 6:15 PM last evening, May 28th the black-banded male eyas fledged prematurely, catching a gust of wind while wing-flapping at the edge of the nest ledge. He was rescued by afterhours watch and rescue volunteers and taken to the roof of the Rachel Carson State Office Building. This eyas and his siblings are not quite ready to fledge on their own yet but will be within several days. At this point in their young lives, they are most vulnerable and watch and rescue activities can play a key role in their survival.



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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, May 31 2014 @ 08:55 AM EDT  
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Another update from PA DEP----

5/30/2014 :: Fledging Update
Early this morning, the green-banded male made his first flight landing on a lower ledge of the Rachel Carson Building. After a few more short flights, the male landed on the Aberdeen Street sidewalk. He's was rescued, examined and released onto the building's roof.

The black-banded male made some short flights and now is on a ledge of the neighboring Harrisburg University Building.

The Falcon Watch and Rescue volunteers are keeping a close eye on the young fledges.

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A few pictures from 5/30----

At least two of the young falcons visible here

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And another one on the ledge

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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, May 31 2014 @ 08:58 AM EDT  
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One of the young ones self feeding

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A ballet falcon doing stretching exercises Grin

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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 09:42 AM EDT  
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From the PA DEP today-----


6/3/2014 :: Fledgling Update
All four of the eyases have taken their first flight. Early this morning, the red-banded female attempted her first airborne adventure. An adventure it was too; she landed on the sidewalk in front of the building where she was promptly rescued and placed on top of the building. The 2014 Rachel Carson brood of four are now referred as fledglings. This is one of the most critical times in their young lives. The highest mortality at a nest site occurs within the first week of fledging. Watch and rescue crews have proven once again that this annual vigil is well worth the time and effort involved to safeguard this endangered raptor



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By: Debs (offline) on Tuesday, June 24 2014 @ 09:52 PM EDT  
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It is fundraising time here again at Hancock Wildlife Foundation (HWF) and we need your help.
So this is a friendly reminder ... if you are planning on making a donation or adopting one of the
HWF bald eagle families and nest please do so soon and preferably this week.

There are two ways you can help: you may make a Single Donation or you may prefer to
Adopt your Favorite HWF Bald Eagle Family & Nest ... two wonderful ways to help keep the web cams
streaming and to show your support.

To make a single donation simply call 1-800-938-1114 (weekdays only) then specify the amount of your donation
along with your payment option ... it is simply that easy or

If you prefer to Adopt a HWF Bald Eagle Family & Nest simply call call 1-800-938-1114 (weekdays only) and
specify the nest you are are adopting along with your payment option it is simply that easy.

All the HWF Bald Eagle Families are available for Adoption; Delta 2, Harrison Mills, Lafarge & White Rock each family is precious Wub

Last year was the first year for the HWF Adopt a Nest fundraiser and supporters adopted a total of 20 HWF Nests, which was a fantastic first effort Thank You

This year 11 HWF Nests have been adopted so far:

Delta 2 - 4
Harrison Mills - 4
Lafarge - 2
White Rock - 1

Our goal is to break last year's record so please help us get there Clapping

For More Information on the HWF Adopt a Nest donation program just click on the Meet The HWF Bald Eagle Families Collage and it will take you
to the informational page that outlines the Adopt a Nest donation program

Meet our precious HWF Bald Eagle Families; Delta2, Harrison Mills, Lafarge and White Rock Wub




Two wonderful ways you can help; every donation brings us closer to our goals so please support us if you can and together branch by branch
we will remain connected to these precious bald eagle families Wub

On behalf of David Hancock and the entire HWF family thank you for your generous donation and continued support its greatly appreciated Thank You hug


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By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, July 02 2014 @ 06:49 PM EDT  
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Fledgling update from 6/5 ---


6/5/2014 :: Fledgling Update
The red-banded female was rescued from a glass enclosed balcony yesterday afternoon and released from the roof of the building. All four of the fledges are now flying to and from nearby buildings. Soon, they'll get advanced flight lessons from the adults.

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From PA falcon cam ---

6/10/2014 :: Fledgling Update
The morning of Saturday, June 7th the black-banded male was discovered dead Sad on a low roof below the nest ledge. This fledgling impacted some portion of the building, likely a window or skylight. These hazards have been a significant mortality factor over the past 15 years and are typical of urban nest sites.

The other three fledges are doing well, getting flight lessons from the adults. This includes in-flight food transfers providing them with the challenge of attaining food with reliance on their own flight skills.



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By: MaryF (offline) on Wednesday, July 02 2014 @ 06:50 PM EDT  
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7/2/2014 :: Streaming Video Concludes for the Season

On Friday, July 4th the streaming video will be discontinued for the 2014 season. DEP staff plan to offer streaming video for the 2015 nesting season beginning the first week in February 2015 Left thumb up



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By: bev. (offline) on Monday, March 09 2015 @ 09:44 PM EDT  
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It is almost time for eggs here

Little dad and Neicey are canoodling .

let the games begin

I cannot keep this up but will come here from time to time. I montior falcons from the ground in my
edmonton area

Just saw you had this here



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