Duke Farms Eagle Cam

You are watching a live camera broadcast of the Duke Farms Eagle Cam. Duke farms is located on 2,700 acres near Hillsborough, New Jersey, This property is one of the largest privately-owned parcels of undeveloped land in NJ state.

The females egg laying duties usually start in mid to late January with hatching beginning about 35 days later and then Fledging in June. After fledging they will remain Juveniles for about 2 years before becoming adult eagles and will not have fully matured feathers till about 5 years after fledging.

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Brownie
Brownie
April 15, 2024 9:57 pm

Probably an exhausting day for the kids and the P’s😴

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 15, 2024 10:07 pm
Reply to  Brownie

So true, brownie. The kids will sleep good tonight.

Brownie
Brownie
April 16, 2024 12:17 am
Reply to  MaryNJ

Totally crashed out 1:13. I need to do that too. Nighty night😴💤sweet eaglet dreams…

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 15, 2024 8:40 pm

Big is officially H45, and Lil is H44. The eaglets’ photos are not on the home page. You have to select the Duke Farm eagle cam from the home page. https://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/eaglecam/

Brownie
Brownie
April 15, 2024 9:50 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Thank you, Mary.😄

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 15, 2024 8:33 pm

Mom(?) returns at 19:44 and gets right to work feeding Big the fish.

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Brownie
Brownie
April 15, 2024 9:41 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Great….

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 15, 2024 9:43 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Then Lil being fed fish as Big watches

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Brownie
Brownie
April 15, 2024 9:51 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Glad Mom came home…😊

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 15, 2024 9:59 pm
Reply to  Brownie

Me too! I’m not positive that it’s mom, but at least one of the parents came.

Birdlover7
Birdlover7(@birdlover7)
April 15, 2024 5:53 pm

I just read that the eaglets are both male!!! I haven’t been able to get a good look at their bling yet. Hope the parents return soon! There are 2 cute pics posted on the conservewildlifenj.org site, they sure are adorable 💕

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 15, 2024 8:18 pm
Reply to  Birdlover7

Thanks for the info, birdlover7. 😍 They are really cute! It always amazes me how much bigger they look when someone is holding them versus when they are in the nest.

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Brownie
Brownie
April 15, 2024 9:52 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Thank you.
They DO look bigger….

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MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 15, 2024 9:22 pm
Reply to  Birdlover7

Here’s some photos of their bling

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Brownie
Brownie
April 15, 2024 9:55 pm
Reply to  Birdlover7

Thank you for info.

Brownie
Brownie
April 15, 2024 2:50 pm

Playing and stealing corn shuck from each other around 9:30. P left the tree 9:49 and the cam went away about 10:06 for the banding. I did not know they don’t let you watch the process. Cam back about 12:57. Think I caught a glimpse of a green band on Lil. Do they band both or just male or female? Fish on the nest, I don’t think there before the banding. ?? Would the people leave it for them? Have not seen P’s since, Lil discovered fish 13:48. Big finds fish 13:48. Mostly just hanging out calmly since the cam… Read more »

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MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 15, 2024 3:25 pm
Reply to  Brownie

They band both birds and both feet. The green band is the local one (E##) and the silver band is the one with the federal number. Here’s a video of a banding that took place in the past. I would not want to climb that tall tree to retrieve those birds. https://www.dukefarms.org/education/what-is-eagle-banding/
Yes, when they put the E’s back in the nest, they leave fish in the nest for the E’s. Parents probably are afraid. Haven’t seen either one yet.

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Brownie
Brownie
April 15, 2024 3:38 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Thanks, MaryNJ😄 will look closer. Not great eyes.🤓

jerseygypsy
jerseygypsy(@jerseygypsy01)
April 15, 2024 3:51 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Thanks Mary

jerseygypsy
jerseygypsy(@jerseygypsy01)
April 15, 2024 3:50 pm
Reply to  Brownie

Thanks Brownie. I was busy watching the geese fledge. All but 1 made it (5). Not long after the family left another goose claimed the nest and laid an egg. Crazy

Brownie
Brownie
April 15, 2024 4:32 pm
Reply to  jerseygypsy

Welcome, I read about the geese, thanks. Wish they would all make it. I didn’t watch this year. Imagine this, Where I live you see them landing on flat roofs. Office buildings etc. Kinda dumb. Not sure how that works out for them. Can’t be good. You see them landing on them frequently. Assuming they are nesting but hope not. They nest in parking lots and all kinds of places that are not good.
AND, the new nester with the instant egg lol!!
I would think those bands would be irritating. Like a constant bracelet…

Birdlover7
Birdlover7(@birdlover7)
April 15, 2024 5:48 pm
Reply to  jerseygypsy

That’s hilarious, guess there is a waiting list for that nest LOL!

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 15, 2024 8:17 pm
Reply to  Birdlover7

😆

Brownie
Brownie
April 15, 2024 9:23 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Must be ha ha 😄ha

Brownie
Brownie
April 15, 2024 9:25 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Must be, ha ha ha 😄

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 15, 2024 9:36 pm
Reply to  Brownie

Yes, 😆

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 14, 2024 6:55 pm

Hope all goes well with their banding tomorrow.

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 14, 2024 2:52 pm

11:53 to 12:05 Lil and then Big trying to self feed. Both not holding the food with their talons. Lil had the idea very briefly.

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 14, 2024 2:36 pm

Both being fed again at 8:10 am.

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Brownie
Brownie
April 14, 2024 1:27 pm

Relaxing on the nest 14:17. Looking good here!! Thanks for all the updates. Glad to see and hear feedings going well.
😍
Growing fast!!

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jerseygypsy
jerseygypsy(@jerseygypsy01)
April 14, 2024 6:22 am

BreakFISH is served🐠. This year the Decorah eagles built a new nest, leaving 2 eagle nests empty. Two pairs of Canada Geese are nesting in the empty eagle nests. The one nest has 6 eggs, 3 have hatched, waiting for 3 more. So adorable goslings

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Cindy
Cindy
April 14, 2024 12:36 pm
Reply to  jerseygypsy

Thanks for Decorah info. They are so adorable! ❤️

Musica Nova
Musica Nova
April 13, 2024 6:02 pm

10:47 Dad with half of fish, after Big’s self-feeding, Dad fed Big then Lil. 16:21 Mom with stick, Big ducked. Mom fed some scraps to Lil. 16:31 Dad with small fish, Mom fed Lil on her left, Big tried to be fed between Mom’s legs but it didn’t work well. Lil ate most of it.

marynj
marynj
April 14, 2024 1:10 am
Reply to  Musica Nova

Way to go Lil! Both fed another fish at 18:15.

jerseygypsy
jerseygypsy(@jerseygypsy01)
April 14, 2024 6:24 am
Reply to  marynj

great

jerseygypsy
jerseygypsy(@jerseygypsy01)
April 14, 2024 6:24 am
Reply to  Musica Nova

ty

jerseygypsy
jerseygypsy(@jerseygypsy01)
April 13, 2024 6:35 am

Morning, i can see nest swaying in the wind. Nice fish delivery 7:08, both were fed

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MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 12, 2024 4:38 pm

15:43 Big getting fed first. Then Lil sneaked under the parent and eventually Lil got fed too.

jerseygypsy
jerseygypsy(@jerseygypsy01)
April 12, 2024 10:52 am

Rain & winds, a P stopped by at 814 & 944 but brought no food. Finally 1112 a nice big fish🐟

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Brownie
Brownie
April 12, 2024 12:36 pm
Reply to  jerseygypsy

Wet babes…..

Archie1911
Archie1911
April 12, 2024 10:13 am

11:11 am and kids are self feeding on a fish.

Brownie
Brownie
April 11, 2024 9:59 pm

Mom covering them a little tonight. 11ish nest time. Nice to see.🤗
I’m so happy that the tiny one has grown and is being taken care of better now. Was soo hard to watch for a while. a couple weeks or so ago. Sweet eaglet dreams…😴

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MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 11, 2024 5:07 pm

Duke Farms eagle banding rescheduled
Due to the forecast of rain and wind tomorrow, the banding is postponed for the safety of the chicks and climber.The banding is rescheduled for Monday the 15th at 10am.

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 11, 2024 4:41 pm

16:06:11 Big is wingercising.

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jerseygypsy
jerseygypsy(@jerseygypsy01)
April 11, 2024 4:39 pm

Nice fish 17:15
Poor little Baby Berry (Berry College) died this morning, only 17 days old. Devastating to Pa & Missy, this was their second clutch

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Brownie
Brownie
April 11, 2024 4:42 pm
Reply to  jerseygypsy

😪

jerseygypsy
jerseygypsy(@jerseygypsy01)
April 11, 2024 4:43 pm
Reply to  Brownie

All day its bothered me,

Brownie
Brownie
April 11, 2024 7:07 pm
Reply to  jerseygypsy

Yes, me too. Was on my mind a lot. I thought they were feeding it. I saw them. Then I thought about hypothermia. They were on top of it constantly. Surely it was warm. Well, I am deeply saddened. Please, no more bad eaglet news…..🙏

jerseygypsy
jerseygypsy(@jerseygypsy01)
April 13, 2024 5:41 am
Reply to  Brownie

So sad for the nest. 😭

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 11, 2024 4:56 pm
Reply to  jerseygypsy

That was a nice fish. Yes, I saw that this morning on Berry. Didn’t see the eaglet there moving at all last night when the mom moved aside. The mom was not sleeping on the eaglet last night either. She was sleeping standing up near it. I wonder what happened. I wasn’t watching that nest much, but here and there I’d take a peak and would see it getting fed fish and squirrel. Up until April 3rd, the comments were that the eaglet looked good. Something happened within the last week.

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Ardyth ~ Tucson(@ardyth)
April 11, 2024 6:15 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

💔

jerseygypsy
jerseygypsy(@jerseygypsy01)
April 11, 2024 6:18 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Wish we knew😥

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 11, 2024 6:20 pm
Reply to  jerseygypsy

Me too

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 11, 2024 4:38 pm

15:35:38 Big tries to allopreen Lil’s head again. Lil doesn’t like it and beaks at Big.