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Old 01-22-2013, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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We have a sad history of destroying wildlife and vegetation with DDT. Imagine the Bald Eagle being extinct. Nice comeback for our beautiful Eagle.
One reason I moved too Tennessee. They just bend over backwards for the wild life & nature & natural areas for all humans-animals-fish-fauna.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:36 PM
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Location: Northern Minnesota
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Hi jbtx - Thanks for posting this, otherwise I wouldn't have known about it. I've been enjoying it!
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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I watched the daddy deliver a catfish to the nest this afternoon. He proceeded to eat the head of the fish himself and then feed the rest of the meal to the his babies. I've been told this is standard practice for eagles, they always attack the head of whatever prey animal they capture to ensure it's really dead.

Seems real to me.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:39 PM
 
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I watched the daddy deliver a catfish to the nest this afternoon. He proceeded to eat the head of the fish himself and then feed the rest of the meal to the his babies. I've been told this is standard practice for eagles, they always attack the head of whatever prey animal they capture to ensure it's really dead.

Seems real to me.
I haven't watched them today and will do that before the sun sets!

Edit: Okay, I'm tuned in. Just the babes in the nest with half a fish off to the side. We've had a cool windy day here on Gulf side and they still have plenty of wind in Eagle Land.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:20 PM
 
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I just looked at the Eaglets for the first time today. The night viewing is very muted but makes it easy to see how the Eagle colors are developing. They are growing so fast!
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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Today it is raining and very windy in Ft. Myers. Harriet, the mother Eagle, is hovering over her little ones! I am amazed and inspired by the intelligence of these beautiful birds.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Minnesota (Blaine)
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Wow they're cute. One of them is awful active.. standing on the edge of the nest and also looking at the camera..
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:08 AM
 
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Here's a good giggle for the day. Someone captured this activity and the Eagle Cam team posted looking for a caption. They already have one and it's the best, I think. Be sure to watch till the end.

//www.facebook.com/SouthwestFloridaEagleCam
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:10 AM
 
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Are you watching? These eaglets could be leaving the nest any day!
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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Yes, Kitty, I'm watching. As I understand things, eagles 1st start figuring out flight at about 12 weeks of age. These fledglings will probably be on the wing within a couple of weeks. Momma still has to teach them a few tricks about catching food but that won't take too long.

Thanks for watching with me.
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