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 Carolina Raptor Center, NC - 2014 - Bald Eagle Cam
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By: JudyB (offline) on Tuesday, January 21 2014 @ 02:43 PM EST  
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2:40 pm
I think this is Savannah testing out the nest bowl.

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I've been watching this pair since 2010, and during that time, the earliest Savannah laid an egg was January 1, and the latest was January 25 - so I think an egg could appear at any moment. Smile


Do you think she's looking a bit pouffy? (Or is that Derek? LOL)

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3:11 pm
Now Derek is checking out the nest bowl, while Savannah makes her way over to the perch.

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3:15 pm
Oh dear - Derek looked as if he was interested in a bit of romance, and Savannah bent forwards a bit to welcome his approach, and he started chanting, and flapped - and muffed his landing. very embarrassed We're seeing a lot of wind on the Georgia and SW Florida cams - not sure if wind is a factor there as well, but I wouldn't be surprised. But it is a bit embarrassing for an experienced male (even with an injured wing) to land more sideways that frontwards - especially when the world is watching. love

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By: JudyB (offline) on Tuesday, January 21 2014 @ 03:48 PM EST  
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3:47 pm
I didn't see it happen - but sometime in the last half hour, Savannah laid an egg; scap is from 3:46 pm. love

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3:54 pm

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I like how Derek is keeping watch - and loved how he flew over the nest and ran back and forth when he first saw the egg. love

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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Tuesday, January 21 2014 @ 03:54 PM EST  
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OMG! I just checked in here

WOW! There is an egg

YIPPEE!! CONGRATULATIONS DEREK AND SAVANNAH....

3:50pm
Savannah is standing..
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3:51pm
She is checking the nest bowl
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3:55pm\And theres the egg

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Good catch , scaps and observations JUdy BClapping


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Tuesday, January 21 2014 @ 04:04 PM EST  
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4:01pm
Derek......... is calling.... does he see something or he is announcing they have an eggRoll eyes
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4:05pm
I am watching Derek flying all over the place... he jut flew over Mom
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4:06pm
He is being very protective... landing in the nest and taking off again
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Tuesday, January 21 2014 @ 04:09 PM EST  
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4:06pm Savannah flies of the nest..egg is alone
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4:09pm

Maybe this is what has them upset...one of the workers too close to their nest
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By: JudyB (offline) on Tuesday, January 21 2014 @ 04:12 PM EST  
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I was so surprised, Bev - she did look pouffy - but I didn't think they'd really done as much preparation as I'd have expected - today was the first time I'd seen them forming a nest bowl and checking it out - though we really couldn't see a lot yesterday.


4:07 pm
Really strange to watch right now - Savannah was sitting quietly incubating her egg, while Derek was dashing madly around, hopping over her, and going every which way, while she seemed almost oblivious (or maybe tired). She's now up and looking around - and just took off. I suspect Derek is telling the neighbors to stay away from their nest - but am not sure why he's quite so energetic about it.

And now Savannah has flown off, and the egg is alone.

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And someone is walking by with a bucket - they did say that uneaten food was removed after some period of time so it wouldn't attract predators, so perhaps he's reaching down to pick up leftovers.

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I do remember that Savannah has left her first egg untended quite a bit in the past, waiting until she has two before doing much incubating, so I'm not to surprised to see it alone - though I will worry until they start full-time incubation. Smile


4:12 pm
One of them is back - I was thinking Derek, but then another adult came hopping across the nest as if on a feathered pogo stick - so I think that was Derek, and this is Savannah, keeping watch but not incubating.

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Great pictures and reporting, Bev! I think between the two of us, we got all the highlights! Grin

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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Tuesday, January 21 2014 @ 04:15 PM EST  
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4:14pm'I think this is Derek ..
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gone again,.
4:15pm
One of them is perched again... other one just across the nest
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JudyB..... Thanks for the update on these two.......... great scaps and observations.............


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Tuesday, January 21 2014 @ 04:23 PM EST  
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4:21pm..4:22pm
Both are perched now..... can see the talons on one facing the cam
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Flies in the nest and off again

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Both are gone again

4:25pm
? Derek is back.. egg still unattended
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