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2021 EagleCam Season
June 22 update on fledging: Our two eagle chicks have fledged. This means, they have taken flight from the nest. Both chicks have left, and returned to the nest multiple times. The most current chick to have been on camera is E2, spending much more time at the nest than E1. The parents are still bringing in food for the chicks and will continue to do so, whether on the ground, in the nest, or in another tree. The chicks will spend time visiting the nest over the next few weeks, but will soon be permanently gone from our view as they explore the “wild blue yonder” as full-fledged eagles!
June 14 update on fledging:
On Monday, June 7, E1, the older, female chick “fledged” over the side of the nest. Her dissent did not appear intentional and she spent several days on a branch below the nest. She eventually made it back to the nest on her own Friday, June 11 and was immediately fed. Then, on Sunday, June 13, E2 made an intentional fledge! He just sailed right out of the nest like he knew exactly how to use those huge wings. E1 is at the nest now. Both chicks will likely spend several days at or near the nest as they learn how to hunt and fly.
View the June 7th fledge flight.
Currently the microphone is offline. We believe the microphone has likely failed and will be looked into more in the off season.
View happenings that we have captured in the nest.
- All three chicks feeding
- Parents snuggling at night
- View two chicks being fed
- View the first egg being laid
- View the third egg being laid
- View the first egg hatching
- View the second egg hatching
- View the 2020 YouTube playlist
- View the extras YouTube playlist from 2018 and 2019
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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.
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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