Hays Eagle Cam – Pittsburgh, PA

You are watching a live broadcast of the Hays Bald Eagles Nest Cam. The equipment and live streaming has been provided as part of a partnership involving pixcams.com and the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania.

The nest is located about 5 miles from downtown Pittsburgh along the Monongahela River near where the famed Carnegie Steel Homestead site once existed. The Hays bald eagle pair first started nesting along the Monongahela River near Pittsburgh in 2013.

Nesting season usually begins just after new years every year.

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Ardyth ~ Tucson
Ardyth ~ Tucson(@ardyth)
March 3, 2024 5:59 pm

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Courtney6964
Courtney6964
March 1, 2024 7:28 am

I’ve seen two clutches of three eaglets and one clutch of two; It will be interesting to see how fat and happy this eaglet gets, if everything goes well, without competition from siblings.

Brownie
Brownie
February 29, 2024 1:34 pm

Congrats on the egg Hays Eagles!!!!!

Kristine
Kristine
February 27, 2024 3:19 pm

Tasty!! Rabbit? Squirrel?…

Millie
Millie
February 24, 2024 12:35 pm

These two eagles do not look or act like the ones from last year and before. Maybe they are new ones.

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
February 24, 2024 12:41 pm
Reply to  Millie

I wondered about that too, and a few months ago I asked if anyone could tell if the female was actually the same one as before, and some said they could tell. The dad that used to be here had a wonky feather on his right hind side so he was easy to tell, but I’m not convinced the mom is the same either. This mom left the egg without warmth for hours at a time after laying it.

Lynn
Lynn
February 24, 2024 5:37 pm
Reply to  wvmtnmama

She looks like the same female. Her head is flatter and has larger nostril holes.

Birdlover7
Birdlover7(@birdlover7)
February 27, 2024 12:33 pm
Reply to  Millie

This is a new male and likely inexperienced. The old male was last seen in Sept and he was 23 yo. You can tap on YouTube to view the live chat, the mods give lots of good info.

Lynn
Lynn
February 24, 2024 7:40 am

Looks like only one egg this year.

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
February 24, 2024 9:50 am
Reply to  Lynn

You might be right, shame.

Marie Dib
Marie Dib
February 22, 2024 7:33 pm

Why isn’t she sitting on the egg?

Joe
Joe
February 22, 2024 8:56 pm
Reply to  Marie Dib

She’s been off the egg a lot.

Lynn
Lynn
February 22, 2024 6:00 pm

I was just shopping by where the nest is and it’s a miserable night for them. River is foggy, so hope the find other food.

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
February 22, 2024 5:26 pm

6:18:36 mom relieves dad.

Joe
Joe
February 22, 2024 1:52 pm

Wonder when the new male was there last. I know he brought her some fish yesterday, but I haven’t seen him today.

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
February 22, 2024 1:55 pm
Reply to  Joe

He was there at 2:57am this morning.

Joe
Joe
February 22, 2024 2:03 pm
Reply to  wvmtnmama

I wish he’d bring her food and give her a break.

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
February 22, 2024 3:47 pm
Reply to  Joe

I could tell he was there early this morning because they were both on the nest together. When only one is on the nest, I can’t tell if it’s him or her. That may be him on the nest now, she got up a few minutes ago and called out, the took off, then one of them came back, but I can’t tell. I think his feathers are real smooth on top of his head and hers look rumpled. When she left a few mins ago, her head feathers were rumpled and when someone came back the head feathers were… Read more »

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savannah
savannah
February 24, 2024 7:17 am
Reply to  wvmtnmama

ok thanks for telling me

Elly
Elly
February 22, 2024 1:44 pm

Really worried never seen mom leave egg before, think maybe something my have happen to dad, haven’t seen him.

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
February 22, 2024 1:48 pm
Reply to  Elly

Hard to tell but it looks like the shell is broken sometimes nest materials make it look that way though. Don’t know how it could have tolerated the temps in the area when it’s supposed to maintain a temp of 105 degrees. I’m really confused by this.

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Lynn
Lynn
February 21, 2024 6:28 pm

I think she’ll stay on the eggs when she lays her second one.

ryrysgram
ryrysgram(@ryrysgram)
February 21, 2024 5:23 pm

Where’s Dad? Did he stop off for a drink on the way home?

ryrysgram
ryrysgram(@ryrysgram)
February 21, 2024 5:15 pm

The autobon society has records on their website from 2013. That’s when they started following the Hays eagles.

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
February 21, 2024 5:18 pm
Reply to  ryrysgram

So if we assume this is her first nest, she should be laying another 10 years. It may not be her first nest. Sometimes eggs are just not viable. We just have to wait and see what happens in the coming days with another egg. I don’t have much hope for this one.

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
February 21, 2024 5:31 pm
Reply to  wvmtnmama

So, she finally incubates again, perhaps I panicked too soon.

ryrysgram
ryrysgram(@ryrysgram)
February 21, 2024 5:06 pm

Maybe she has reached the age that she can’t produce healthy eggs.

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
February 21, 2024 5:12 pm
Reply to  ryrysgram

I have no idea how old she is, but I understand that’s grounds for divorce in the eagle world. She likely has another egg or two inside for this clutch so we’ll see.

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
February 21, 2024 5:15 pm
Reply to  ryrysgram

Just looked at the American Eagle Foundation and they say that: If we assume that a female eagle begins nesting at age 5, and lives until she is 25, she will have 20 years of egg-laying. There is no evidence that a healthy eagle reduces egg-laying as she gets older.

MaMaw
MaMaw
February 22, 2024 2:41 pm
Reply to  wvmtnmama

Redding, CA Liberty is 24 and she has 3 eggs this 2024 season

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
February 21, 2024 5:03 pm

It’s been roughly 1.5 hrs since either eagle incubated the egg. From what I’ve read: The egg needs to maintain a temp of 105 degrees, need to be rolled ever 1 to 2 hours and the eagles never leave the egg for more than a few minutes. Does anyone here know why the egg is left without any parent incubating for such an extended period?

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ryrysgram
ryrysgram(@ryrysgram)
February 21, 2024 4:43 pm

Is there something wrong with the egg?

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
February 21, 2024 4:48 pm
Reply to  ryrysgram

I’m beginning to think so.

Donna
Donna
February 21, 2024 3:00 pm

Camera shows such nice detail

Donna
Donna
February 21, 2024 2:59 pm

Donna

Kristine
Kristine
February 21, 2024 1:22 pm

Woop there it is! She had it buried but wasn’t sitting on it. Now she is but wasn’t for quite some time. Maybe it’s warm enough today