I was going to repost the link and information for the live feeds at Hancock Wildlife again this year. But the nest I have watched for the past few years isn’t active and even with a high speed internet connection I’m having trouble getting into live feeds in the other nests. Plus there are a lot of advertisements to run through.
However there is a wealth of information on the site and maybe a different day or time will be better to view the nests.
For the past few years we have seen more and more eagles coming back into the area. What once was a rare sighting has now become more common place. At the old house we have a nest in the park next door and often see eagles circling the pond on our property. Eagles can live to 25 years, they start breeding at 5 years with many being older than that before they begin. As they use the same nest, or do if it isn’t disturbed, you can watch the same pair from year to year.
I found a table with the 5 phases of their activity that is interesting. They are laying eggs now. In past years I have seen the eggs hatch on the life feed and then got to watch the babies grow to fledglings and leave the nest. An amazing sight to get to see and you have a front row seat.
Phase 1— (Jan 1 – Feb 7) Courtship and Nest Building
Phase 2— (Feb 8 – Mar 26) Egg laying
Phase 3— (Feb 8 – May 4) Incubation and Hatching
Phase 4— (Mar 14 – July 9) Nestling period, 4 to 8 weeks
Phase 5— (Apr 30 – Aug 15) Nestlings 8 weeks through fledging