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 White Rock 2015~16 Cam Disc/Obs/Pics/Videos
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By: AnniesKatz (offline) on Thursday, September 17 2015 @ 12:13 PM EDT (Read 340364 times)  


This thread is for Discussion, Observations, Screenshots & Videos solely related to actions / events / occurrences at the White Rock nest.
When making your posts, please type the time first, then your observation of the activities. Although we tend to want to humanize our eagles, they are wild birds so please try to avoid the temptation to speak for them.

Posting Guidelines
Screenshots and photos and/or links to videos are welcome in this thread as part of the discussion. We welcome all screenshots and videos of the White Rock nest captured via the webcams. Screen captures are limited to three (3) per post and should be no more than 500 pixels wide. Please use the file tag (not the IMG tag) when attaching your captures. Also, make sure you save your captures in the JPEG format.
As a courtesy to viewers with slower internet connections, please limit the pictures in each post to no more than a total of 150,000 bytes. Please do not post animations (though it's fine to post a link to them). Please limit smilie/emoticons to three (3) per post. Also, some members have difficulty with moving smiley/emoticons so please limit those to one (1) per post (of the three (3). Please remember this thread is solely for observation/discussion regarding the events in and around the nest area.
Thank you for your cooperation!

We have three PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) cameras for the White Rock territory: Closeup and Wide Angle are
Vivotek cameras and the South camera is an Axis Q6035.
Watch all three LIVE HERE

Smaller versions of the cams:
White Rock #1 - Overhead CU - staticpages/index.php/WhiteRock1-Small-OH-CUCam
White Rock #1 - Wide Angle - staticpages/index.php/WhiteRock1-Small-SV-WACam
White Rock #1 - White Rock South PTZ - staticpages/index.php/WhiteRock1-Small-PTZ2

Many thanks and appreciation to Russ Cmolik for making this possible.


A bit of information about our ptz cam operations.

Our zoomers have been requested to keep the zoom cam and the embedded cam open simultaneously. There is a delay from the time they zoom the cam and the time you see it so they need to see when the change takes place before moving the camera again.

Having two windows open on their screen, which may be all they can fit on their monitor, they can't always read what is being posted at the forum at that time. If you post that you want the zoom changed or the panning changed our zoomerss are not aware of your request until after they leave zooming and open the forum window again.

Our own zoomers are not the only people who can access our cam controls. The landowners have access to change the zoom/pan which takes it out of our control. David and Ken can also change the cam at any given time without our knowledge. It is not always our own zoom team on the cameras.

Our zoomers are experienced eagle observers. If the cam zooms in closely they may be checking on the health of a chick/adult, checking food items, checking markings on an adult (eg: Delta Dad has a small spot next to his pupil on the right eye which identifies him from Mom), checking beaks/feet which may change colour if eagles are poisoned, and panning the area checking for intruders and watching eaglets once they learn to branch. Many times observations which may be of concern are reported to David Hancock for his biology records.

We wish we could accommodate all requests to have the camera in the exact spot each of you want it to be but that is impossible.


About the Nest: As most everyone knows, the White Rock nest completely fell away on July 30th when Kilo jumped down onto the nest. Video Camera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS0VhyINwYA
The active juveniles had been regularly knocking sticks off the nest and the nest itself had been slipping for quite a while. Kilo's last jump did it in and away it went. Thankfully and fortunately both eaglets were fully fledged. David wrote about the fall HERE

So now, with our nest gone, we wait to see if our eagles will adopt the nest that David and crew built in the tree 70' down the bluff (noted in his above article). That is our fervent hope. If they do not, we hope they will choose a tree that is within our cameras' scopes.

Here is a map showing where our nest was and the relative locations of all the other HWF nests. (Click for larger).
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By: AnniesKatz (offline) on Thursday, September 24 2015 @ 07:31 PM EDT  

Timeline For 2015-16 Season

Update: The eagles moved to a nearby tree and built a new nest; we can see their new nest with one of the cams, but the way the cam is angled, we cannot zoom in, so we can at least sometimes see the white heads of the adults, but it's not easy to see what they are doing, and I don't know if we'll be able to see any chicks until they start branching. ~JudyB

First Eagle Sighting In the White Rock Territory
October 2, 2015 at 11:32a.m.
Video Camerahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c-1AcohnRg

First Sighting @ The Beach

First Seen On Cams:

October 11, 2015 at 7:49a.m.
Video Camerahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAvrRpiN9j8

First Mating Seen On Cam -

Eggs Laid:
#1 - around March 14, when adults were observed being on the new nest almost constantly

#2 -

Eggs Hatched:
#1 - perhaps on or before April 20

#2 -

(Eaglets named by Property Owner.)

Nest Fell Down (both chicks OK) - July 2

Eaglets Branched:
#1 -

#2 -

Eaglets Fledged:
#1 - seen in nearby tree by local observer July 11 (~82 days) (forum posts)

#2 - hard to be sure, but both appeared to be flying by July 14 (~84 days)

Last Seen on Cam:

Last sighting:
Mom -
Dad -

SEASON 2014-2015

White Rock Nesting Statistics 2010 - Present

Nest Adoptions for 2016 are now available!

In the 2016 nesting season (September 2015-August 2016) this nest has been adopted by:

~ Gail Morris
~ Carrie Miller

Previous Year's Adoptions


You too can honor your favorite fine feathered family -
and support the work of Hancock Wildlife -
by adopting the HWF nest of your choice -

Click HERE to see how!

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By: AnniesKatz (offline) on Friday, October 02 2015 @ 10:44 AM EDT  


Our Weather Today

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waveJo, nightowl, Tina, DD, Sue, Amy, Lynne, JudyM, Gail, Boyd, trekfan & All

7:45a - Cloudy and windy this morning. No eagles in sight.

10:01a - No activity.

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By: amyklai (offline) on Friday, October 02 2015 @ 03:23 PM EDT  

12.20p Adult Eagle on Seeded tree , Has being there since 11.32
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12.29p Eagle flew off towards open water , almost an hour on tree ,


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By: AnniesKatz (offline) on Friday, October 02 2015 @ 04:01 PM EDT  

12:55p - Wooohooo, how exciting! Our first eagle to show up in the territory!! He/she flew
from the right to the foundation nest tree. I'm wondering if h/s was perched to the right
of the new nest tree prior to flying over.

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All the Archive footage isn't up yet but when it is, I'll have a short video for us.

Thank you Amy for your report and s'cap.

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By: karenbills (offline) on Friday, October 02 2015 @ 05:21 PM EDT  

Thanks for the email, Annie. Great to see an eagle in the tree.

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