Romeo & Juliet, American Bald Eagle Cam

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Re: Romeo & Juliet, American Bald Eagle Cam

Post by Liz01 » December 31st, 2018, 3:21 pm

They saw someone and suddenly flew away
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Post by Liz01 » December 31st, 2018, 4:09 pm

Subadult in the nest.. 3 years old?
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A beauty :innocent:
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Post by Birdfriend » December 31st, 2018, 4:11 pm

:hi:
Subadult eagle there! What a "meet and greet" at this nest.
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Post by Liz01 » December 31st, 2018, 4:18 pm

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Post by Liz01 » January 1st, 2019, 5:18 am

14:39 Nest Time
Pictures by IrishEyes Hankock Forum
you can see blood on one toe
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Jan 1, 12:27 AM
leigh_AEF (Moderator): Good evening everyone! One of the visiting eagles is perched on the Sleeping branches. The best view is on cam 2.


Jan 1, 12:45 AM
gretchen_AEF (Admin): We will be hosting a chat on New Year's Day, January 1, 2019 from 7 pm to 8 pm. (one hour) See you all then! Happy New Year!

Jan 1, 2:38 AM
leigh_AEF (Moderator): It looks like our visiting eagle will be spending the night. It's nice to have an eagle enjoying this special tree. Happy New Year everyone!

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Post by Ferenz » January 1st, 2019, 3:03 pm

Good morning & Happy New Year

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Post by Ferenz » January 1st, 2019, 5:19 pm

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Post by Ferenz » January 1st, 2019, 5:21 pm

Subadult eagle is still there perching too...

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Post by Liz01 » January 1st, 2019, 6:05 pm

Hi Ferenz and all :hi: Happy New Year

Morning at the nest. The Sub adult has arrived.
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Post by Liz01 » January 1st, 2019, 6:06 pm

Female is calling
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Sub adult male flew into the nest

11:02 mating attempt
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Post by Liz01 » January 1st, 2019, 6:11 pm

She doesn't like it
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Could have been it's first attempt at mating. Purely a guess, lol but sure looked like it :laugh:
It reminds me of Raimi's first attempts :rotf:


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Post by Liz01 » January 1st, 2019, 6:16 pm

11:15 Both flew away
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EDIT: The female has the injured claws. That makes sense. I thought yesterday that they are wrong. It was written in the chat and in the Hancock Forum.
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Post by Ferenz » January 1st, 2019, 7:50 pm

This keen young chap comes near... 8-)

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Post by Liz01 » January 2nd, 2019, 7:45 am

I copied gretchens message from Face Book !

A Message from the Hamlet . . . .
Our faithful chatters at AEF-NEFL have often referred to the Hamlet as their “Happy Place,” where they are welcomed warmly by our kind Moderators and view nature’s unscripted beauty by our great Camera Operators. The Hamlet has been a drama-free and beautiful live cam experience starring our special eagles, Romeo and Juliet. Viewing “The Hamlet” has always been and expected to be joyful, as Romeo and Juliet were an example of a fairy tale life in the wild. However, their decade of success was the exception, not the rule, as life in the wild can be cruel and raw. The odds are often against them, as we have recently witnessed.
The recent turn of events at the nest over the past two weeks have left us in a state of shock, disbelief, and heart-wrenching sadness. Having closely observed Romeo and Juliet for over a decade with their predictable nesting schedule and success close to perfection year after year, the events brought us to our knees when things went bad. It was out of character to see Juliet doing limited incubating. Being the larger of the two, thus appearing fiercer, we quickly realized she was away defending their territory. Never have we seen or been made aware that Romeo or Juliet have ever been involved in a territorial fight, but Juliet’s injuries were proof, and this defining moment on December 12 changed everything. She persevered as long as she could. We hope and believe that she is ok and had to vacate the area by force or by giving up.

Carefully protecting the nest location, word was immediately out on December 19 about Juliet’s absence. Searches took place by foot, boat, and kayak. If Juliet was injured or down, she would likely be low. A drone was also considered, but the wind coupled with the density of the area prevented it. Considering the dense preserve and some standing water, it made any search difficult to impossible. There are also snakes, gators and wild boar to consider. Much of the area is inaccessible or impossible to maneuver around in order to conduct an effective search. She could have been a mile or two from the nest, or she may have left the area entirely.
Romeo was a “rock,” continuing to incubate their precious eggs even through deliberate attacks in the nest by large, aggressive, intruding eagles….and there were several. Once he likely realized a pip was in process, he started delivering fish and squirrel (as he does) which were quickly snatched by a large eagle that was constantly on his trail following him to the nest. On Christmas Day once the hatching was about complete, this rogue female flew into the nest, pierced the hatchling and flew off with it. As difficult as it was to view, the hatchling likely appeared to be food to the eagle. However, this sickened everyone and left us stunned and feeling hopeless. Under the circumstances, it was likely a blessing in disguise. Romeo couldn’t raise the chick with her following him everywhere grabbing food intended for his young, plus she was not offering or showing any maternal instincts. She hasn’t been seen since, so she obviously only wanted a food source, and Romeo was it. Sad as it is, Romeo left the next day (December 26). He had no reason to remain at the nest, as his season appeared over. We are thankful, as we have no
indication he was injured. Neither Romeo or Juliet could compete with the size and aggressive nature of the intruding eagles.

The world has shared our grief. The outpouring and kind words of sympathy by our chatters and viewers is astounding. Many thanks to everyone expressing their love, concern, and hope during this time. Although the recent events have been heart-breaking, the kindness shown has been heart-warming and overwhelming. A huge thanks to the entire NEFL Team (Camera Operators, Moderators, Videographers and Nest Monitors/Event Log). Every one of these dedicated volunteers have had their own hearts broken, but have endured, and given inner strength to reassure and comfort the chatters and respond to many in spite of their pain. Through tears our faithful Camera Operators haven’t missed a beat, as they continue to deliver 14 hours a day (and then some!). We are all blessed because of the outstanding work of former AEF President/Founder, Al Cecere, who brought this live cam to fruition for the world to view. Sight unseen he had faith this would be a winner. Little did we know at the time in 2013, it would evolve into such a great educational platform and exceptional cam experience simply because of the special eagles, Romeo & Juliet, the dedicated volunteer cam Team, AND the mighty American Eagle Foundation that makes this possible.

The remainder of this nesting season remains an unknown, but the Hamlet will live on and the live stream will continue. Gentle eagles and a sweet eagle pair have frequented the nest lately even roosting overnight. This ready-made nest is a penthouse in the sky towering over the other trees in the area, making it a magnet for eagles passing through. The NEFL cam staff diligently observes and compares eagles at the nest and can confirm none of these eagles intruded on Romeo or Juliet. Will the pair nest here this season? That remains to be seen. It isn’t too late for Florida eagles to lay eggs, as they have laid as late as March. As difficult as it is, we would rather see life in the nest than view an empty nest, and we will embrace whatever peaceful activity unfolds in the days to come. In the meantime, we continue to keep watch in and around the area, and remain hopeful that Romeo and Juliet are together and off wherever they go in their off-season. They have taught many about Bald Eagles and educated us in a way we never would have known. We gradually turn our grief into beautiful memories and many years of joy they gave us in hopes they return in the fall.

Sincerely,
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Post by Ferenz » January 2nd, 2019, 6:45 pm

That male perching in front
seems to be the head-marked friendly one of 28 Dez.2018


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Post by Ferenz » January 2nd, 2019, 6:53 pm

Mating attempt

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Post by Liz01 » January 3rd, 2019, 2:09 pm

January 3

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Both are at the nest tree again. There is a lot of calling to each other.

The female who is here now,has pushed Romeo out of the nest on 26.12.2018 at 12:04!
Romeo flew away and the female stayed in the nest
12:07 the female has left the nest too.

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Post by Ferenz » January 3rd, 2019, 3:33 pm

M-Eagle zoom

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Post by Ferenz » January 3rd, 2019, 4:09 pm

F - Eagle

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