Mating 01/26/18
Mating 01/26/18
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Jim Wilcken
· April 19, 2018
I enjoy the MN DNR eagle cam. I watch it from Long Island, NY. It is very sad what happened to this year’s nesting . Let’s all pray that next year is more successful.
I enjoy the night vision functio...n and the capability to rewind the video. I get up in the morning and the next thing I do after I read my email is go to this web site and look for a little mouse that “raids” the nest every night. It usually appears between 3:30 and 4:30. This morning he was at the nest around 4:40 feeding on leftover fish kill by one of the eagles. Cute. See More
Patricia Merrill
· April 7, 2018
Thank you, MN DNR! First thing I do in the morning is check out the activity in the Eagle's nest. Now, because of the new lens you installed, I can check on the nest before I go to bed.
Ginny Staley
· March 2, 2018
Love the Eagle Cam!! I watch it from Lincoln, AL. I used to live in Pine River, MN and watched the eagles that nested near our home but was unable to see in the nest like this. Thank you for all y...ou do with the Cam and the educational information you provide See More
Lena Gabler
· April 3, 2018
I like watching eagles nests. I watch 3 nest every year at this time. The SW Florida has one of the best sites. updated everyday with quick responses. I know its tough
without many moderators. but I s...till like watching. See More
Karen J. Blankenship-Pittsley
· March 5, 2018
Just found this nest site. love it so far! Worry about how long eggs are not being incubated.
Barbara Kelly
· April 1, 2018
I've been watching now from Round Rock, TX for the past 3 years ... this is such an awesome experience ...
Vickie Jackson
· November 16, 2017
Thank you for the new Eagle Cam!! It is so much fun to watch the Eagles repair and rebuild the nest, anticipate laying of the eggs and to witness all that comes after!
Dianna Wallgren
· April 7, 2018
It is great to see these majestic birds up close and learn to appreciate them even more!
Allen Nancy McGaughey
· February 16, 2018
Love to watch the eagles and how they grow! A bit concerned after seeing raccoons in their nest eating fish though!!! Will this keep the eagles away?
Joy Doty Sorich
· January 29, 2018
I love learning about these beautiful creatures. Thank you for teaching us so much about our local wildlife.
Rick Siegel
· February 20, 2018
We have watched and follow the eagles for the last 2 years and donated $ to support the program. We always nickname the “eaglets” as our grand birds while watching them grow. It’s very fun.
Debbi Wollard
· April 15, 2017
I just have to comment--I to watch Hanover,SWFL , Decorah-both, All AEF cams, Stewards,etc.. - I am a member of those groups and too many other groups to count . So to comment on the current cam here, Hanover, has issues also--the buffering is insane (as with all HDONTAP cams) . many of us have a tad bit older systems (2 or more yrs old) and buffering is an issue. I am not the only one --many people have commented on that last year and this year. Every single cam group I am a member of has issues at some point with their cams that people complain about. I know this cam is choppy- so what. I know anything Ustream is going to give me nightmares on connecting to , HDONTAP (Hanover Nest) Buffers like crazy. I for one am very happy it is available to all. I have donated ($$$) to running this camera even though I do not live in MN. Why, because I know that every cam site there is ,while may be supported by a business or gov. division, it also takes public donations to support and make any improvements, new equip. or upgrades. Just a view from a pleased viewer not in MN. Keep up the good work- sure tweaks are needed here and there, but in time all good things come! Thank you for allowing the rest of the world to view this eagle pair. See More
Cindy Hart
· January 9, 2018
Waiting for those eggs to be laid. Should be anyday, right ??
Marianne K. Galloway
· December 15, 2017
Just love this site! See the new cam is up & running and mom/dad working on the nest even with the snow. Lovely to see.
Connie Olson
· February 10, 2018
I love this site! Fun to watch what goes on in their world...especially with the babies! Thank you!
Jim Erickson
· March 31, 2017
Seely, it is not the wind causing the image to break up and be herky-jerky.

I watch eagle cams and falcon cams around the country are "NONE" have...
a picture issue like this. Minnesota isn't the only place with breezy springs.

Check with some of the cams like Decorah, NE Florida cam, Pritcharts
USDA eagle cam in Washington DC or the Great Spirit Falcon cam.
The wind blows plenty in all of these places. Their images never
break up like Ours.

Thanks for working on the issue and good luck !
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Nancy Hunstad
· February 25, 2018
This is the best entertainment ever!! I watch it day and night!
Linda Sohl
· March 31, 2017
I am from NJ- I watch many eagle cams- intermittent interuptions are normal with most wildlife cams This cam, is one of the best. Clarity, color, definition is above average. This couple is amazing in... their skills. They have 3 eaglets every year, and they fledge. I have recently learned the mother had been rescued. That is why she has a band. She is fierce. Her genes are well worth passing on! Count your blessings MN. See More
Marjorie Navara
· April 23, 2017
I love to watch these Eagles as well as the ones in South Central Minnesota. It's too bad that all of the Cams don't have the capabilities to have these beautiful birds banded. Thank you for giving the opportunity to watch closeup. See More
Barb Decker Asmussen
· January 3, 2018
Thank you for having this. So interesting watching them.

The Last Egg
The last egg on our EagleCam nest met its demise yesterday. A juvenile bald eagle, likely a 3-year-old bird, spent roughly two hours in the nest. The bird was obviously looking for an easy meal and found left over carrion to pick at. Then it discovered the unattended egg in the nest. After rolling it around a bit, it finally grasped the egg with its talon and crushed the shell. A close-up in the video shows that the egg was not developed and was mostly liqui...d (albumen) and yolk. The juvie consumed the inside of the egg, which provided much needed protein and nourishment for this young bird.
For the previous two weeks, the resident adult eagles had been spending less and less time at the nest. The final egg sat unattended for many hours at a time, signaling their intuition that it wasn’t viable. All three eggs were laid in late February, which meant that the last week in March would have been hatch time. Leading up to that week, the pair diligently defended their nest from several adult and sub-adult challengers. Disturbance to the nesting pair at this delicate stage of egg development, proved to be too much for the eggs to successfully develop. The female with her new mate attempted to defend the eggs, but she was forced to leave the nest to find food for herself. The new male brought in food occasionally, but the female had to compete with the male for tidbits, as he was reluctant to share his cache, forcing the female to hunt for food and leave the eggs. Though the male sometimes stayed with the egg, he didn’t incubate it until it was too late.
We suspect the new male was a first-time nester, learning from the female how to place sticks, share food and incubate the eggs. All of these nesting responsibilities are typically shared by a nesting pair. The energy expended to lay eggs, defend the nest and find food all combined to deplete the female of her ability to adequately incubate the eggs. In addition, our Minnesota “spring” has been a challenge with wet, cold and very snowy conditions. It has been a challenging year for all of our avian friends, eagles are no exception.
The female at this nest has successfully raised 10 chicks in the last six years, which is remarkable, bearing in mind all circumstances. The experience of watching and learning from these eagles on camera has been phenomenal, and we cannot thank you enough for your donations in support of this, and all other Nongame Wildlife efforts.
As long as the resident eagle pair and other birds and critters continue to visit the nest, we will leave the camera on and watch their behavior and appreciate this incredible gift of nature.
In case you are feeling sad or dreading nest withdrawal, you are in luck! Our pair of peregrine falcons has laid eggs and is now incubating. You can revive your excitement in anticipation of new, fuzzy raptor chicks in the coming weeks! Watch the falcon cam here.

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Lead has been outlawed in many products throughout the country. There is still a significant amount of work that needs to be done in order to keep it out of our environment, and to save loons, swans and eagles from dying of lead poisoning.
Paul Radomski is a scientist with the MNDNR and serves as the lead scientific expert on lakeshore habitat management. He will be speaking at this meeting tomorrow night!