Juvenile Bald eagle plumage
This WildWatch camera has not been sending a signal since the end of nesting season around July 2014. Repairs will be scheduled to get the camera ready for 2015 nesting season. Until then, you can watch the EagleCam Pre-recorded Videos. Check back in mid-January 2015 – an update will be posted here when this camera is available.
Our WIldWatchCam has been located in a 100-foot tall Douglas-fir tree on private property in North Puget Sound, directly above a nest site that a pair of eagles has chosen for a few years. A bald eagle pair usually establishes a number of nests in different areas and may choose a different site each year, so we are thrilled if they come back to this site with our camera. Currently, at least one adult eagle is back at this nest site, so it looks promising.
In 2014, this nest was occupied January through mid-July. The pair produced two eaglets who put a lot of wear and tear on the nest and video equipment during their pre-fledging stage (kind of like toddlers in a playpen!). The nest eventually collapsed under their abuse, which is normal as the young bounce around testing their wings, but – good news – both eaglets successfully fledged. Eagles can and do rebuild nests in the same place every year, especially where they successfully reproduced.
Thanks for your interest and stay tuned for updates!
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