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This eagle camera is brought to you by the MNDNR's Nongame Wildlife Program, which helps over 700 species of Minnesota wildlife thrive. The program is largely supported by donations from people like you. This year, we celebrate forty years of effective conservation.
April 20 Update - The Last Egg
The last egg on our EagleCam 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 leftover 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 liquid (albumen) and yolk. The juvie consumed the inside of the egg, which provided much needed protein and nourishment for this young bird.
The female at this nest has successfully raised 10 chicks in the last six years with what we believe to be a single male. This year, the female’s new mate appears to have been a first-time nester, learning from the female how to place sticks, share food and incubate the eggs. Duties normally shared by both birds fell disproportionately to the female, who was unable to feed herself, incubate the eggs and deal with harsh weather on her own.
While it’s disappointing that we won’t have eaglets to follow this year, the experience of watching and learning from these eagles on camera has still 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.
You can also visit our peregrine falcon camera, which is streaming live video from a nesting box where two eggs are being incubated. Soon there will be some new, fuzzy raptors there! See the full April 20, 2018 update.
Rewind video for instant replay: Click anywhere on the red timeline bar below the image to go back up to 4 hours. Click on the "LIVE" button to return to the live feed. Make the video full screen by pressing the double arrow in the lower right. To escape from full screen, press the ESC key, or tap "Done" on your mobile device.
Note to viewers:This is live video of wild bald eagles living in nature. Natural struggles will occur and some of the feeding or other wild bird behaviors may be difficult to watch. Please use discretion when watching this cam. DNR staff monitor this camera and nest.
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Learn about the EagleCam
About Bald Eagles
Once pushed to the brink of extinction, the Bald Eagle has made a powerful comeback since the pesticide DDT was banned in the early 1970s. Minnesota has more Bald Eagles than any other state in the lower 48 states.
Are the adult eagles male or female?
The only visible physical difference between adult male and female American Bald eagles is their size. Females are about 1/3 larger than the males - the females have especially larger feet and beaks. Both parents incubate the eggs and switch several times a day. With this pair, the female appears to have a brighter, whiter head than the male.
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Places to see Bald Eagles
An eagle camera is a great way of getting a close-up view of nature without even leaving home. But if you live in the Twin Cities or elsewhere in Minnesota, there are lots of places outdoors such as state parks where you can watch eagles and other wildlife, and do fun things like catch fish, paddle a canoe, and more.
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