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If you would like to see a live, close up view of a nesting pair of Bald Eagles and their brood, visit The Hornby Island Eagle website.

One eaglet hatched out on April 30th and another is in the process of pecking its way out of the egg now.

It's rather endearing to see these fierce predator birds, both Mother and Father, treat their tiny young with such gentle care and concern.

The eaglet and hatching egg are currently tucked under Mom or Dad in the rain, so they are hard to see. They are settling down for the night now, but are typically most active in the morning.
 

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Hornby Island Eagle Cam =

- Bird manages honey call
- All mahogany bird scene
- Loyal bird changes name

Video at 11.
 

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Thanks, KC4. Always interesting to watch these sorts of events in Nature.
 

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Just checked in - Looks like the baby is getting breakfast and you can clearly see the picked hole in the other egg.
 

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Right now - Good opportunity to see the eaglet and egg... Looks like a fish is on board - ready to be served up for a snack....

Edit : Arghhh - Just as I returned to watch them after posting this note - the Momma got back on top of the eaglet and egg.

It's really windy - I'm sure the little one was in danger of being blown off the nest!
 

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Looks very windy at 101PM nest-time.
 

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Cute little eaglet right now.
 

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I was alarmed earlier today when the Mom or Dad stood up suddenly and flew off the nest. The eaglet stood up and was immediately blown over in the wind. It's so fluffy, it could just sail out like a kite!

I am getting concerned about the other egg - the pecked hole doesn't seem to be progressing any longer. I always wonder why the parents don't help the next little eaglet out by opening up the shell a bit.
 

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I was alarmed earlier today when the Mom or Dad stood up suddenly and flew off the nest. The eaglet stood up and was immediately blown over in the wind. It's so fluffy, it could just sail out like a kite!

I am getting concerned about the other egg - the pecked hole doesn't seem to be progressing any longer. I always wonder why the parents don't help the next little eaglet out by opening up the shell a bit.
Yes, I can see your point, KC4. Still, Nature has its ways. We shall see.
 

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Just watching a parent feed delicate little pieces to the single chick. I now no longer believe the other egg is live. Sadly, I fear it will not hatch.
 

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A couple of hours later and the chick is still being fed, but the egg remains cold and likely dead:
:-:)( Still, it is Nature's way. :(
 

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Just watching a parent feed delicate little pieces to the single chick. I now no longer believe the other egg is live. Sadly, I fear it will not hatch.
:-:)( Still, it is Nature's way. :(
Whaaaaaaaa.aahhhhh aaaaaahhhhh.....
No action on the remaining egg - but the local watchers/birders are still somewhat optimistic about it hatching.

It seems to me to be too long between the time it started picking through and now.

(sniff)
 

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Thanks for getting me hooked. You know what they eat, don't you?

As long as Mr. Carrick thinks there's hope, there's hope.
 

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Thanks for getting me hooked. You know what they eat, don't you?

As long as Mr. Carrick thinks there's hope, there's hope.
Yep! Purina-eagle Chow, right? Maybe a few Raptor chew stick too. No?

Doin' the Baby Eagle dance here...C'Mon Baby - Come out now...

Eaglet! Eaglet! Eaglet! Go Eaglet!

I'm glad to see the wind finally subside there... Phew! I didn't want to see the existing eaglet (named Phoenix) blow away!
 

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Interesting sounds by the mother being made right now. Lots of eaglet action as well.
 

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I watched this as well, KC4. Amazing how the eaglet was fed.
 

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Yeah, It's been officially called. It is no longer possible for the remaining egg to be viable.
(Sniff)
 
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