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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Pink Parks
Pink Parks
April 12, 2024 6:58 pm

Supper time at the nest

Pink Parks
Pink Parks
April 7, 2024 6:31 am

One on a limb now😊🦅

Ale
Ale
April 6, 2024 7:04 pm

Keep

Brownie
Brownie
April 2, 2024 10:45 pm

Seeing anyone hanging out lately??😊

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 2, 2024 11:03 pm
Reply to  Brownie

The parents were standing on the nest tree branch today. They come back now and then to check that all is well with their nest.

Last edited 11 days ago by MaryNJ
Pink Parks
Pink Parks
April 3, 2024 12:44 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Thanks for the update

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 3, 2024 1:54 pm
Reply to  Pink Parks

You’re welcome, Pink Parks.

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
March 27, 2024 11:21 pm

Photos of today’s visitor.

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MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
March 27, 2024 11:21 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

The curious sub-adult went to check out the cam equipment. 😆lol

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Kristine
Kristine
March 28, 2024 9:44 am
Reply to  MaryNJ

These are great! Thanks!

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
March 28, 2024 11:06 pm
Reply to  Kristine

You’re welcome, Kristine

Brownie
Brownie
April 2, 2024 10:40 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Great shots, MaryNJ!!!!!!

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 2, 2024 10:58 pm
Reply to  Brownie

Thanks, brownie.

Brownie
Brownie
April 2, 2024 10:39 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Handsome/pretty….

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
March 27, 2024 12:28 pm

Sub adult intrudes into the nest today at 11:11:49, has the audacity to start rearranging nest materials to it’s liking, then branches itself, preening and sunning, then leaves briefly, returns to the nest, this time transferring railing materials into the nest bowl as if trying to destroy it.Spent a bit over an hour at the nest, then stayed nearby. Very curious goings-on.

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MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
March 27, 2024 11:17 pm
Reply to  wvmtnmama

Both Hays adults stopped shortly after 7:30 pm. The male was straightening out the railing branches.

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wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
March 25, 2024 7:50 pm

Tiny visitor in the nest tonight, 20-37-01 climbs around from right side to the left side of the tree, close to the bottom, then into the nest.

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Brownie
Brownie
April 2, 2024 10:42 pm
Reply to  wvmtnmama

Flying squirrel😃

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
March 24, 2024 6:18 pm

My suspicion that they would try again for another clutch is confirmed: They’ve been nesting again and now…..

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wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
March 24, 2024 6:25 pm
Reply to  wvmtnmama

..

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Brownie
Brownie
April 2, 2024 10:43 pm
Reply to  wvmtnmama

Getting late in the season tho…….

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
April 3, 2024 6:32 am
Reply to  Brownie

I know, but they sure are trying.

Brownie
Brownie
April 2, 2024 10:42 pm
Reply to  wvmtnmama

🙏

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
March 24, 2024 4:11 pm

Dining in the nest tonight.

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MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
March 23, 2024 10:37 pm

Sub adult visited the nest today and hung out for awhile. Eventually, the Hays adults chased it away.

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Brownie
Brownie
March 24, 2024 1:41 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Pretty, cute face..😘

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
March 24, 2024 2:17 pm
Reply to  Brownie

Yes, I wonder if it was one of their past eaglets.

Brownie
Brownie
April 2, 2024 10:44 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

??????

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
March 22, 2024 4:14 am

A similar story to the events here: SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) — One of the eggs laid by the bald eagle couple at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown didn’t make it. The NCTC said that it broke Tuesday night and that the parents were seen removing pieces of the shell from the nest Wednesday morning. The center theorized that it might have been the first egg that the parents did not incubate right away. “The eagles may have sensed this egg was not viable and therefore did not incubate,” the NCTC said. The two remaining eggs are “going… Read more »

Brownie
Brownie
March 22, 2024 8:15 pm
Reply to  wvmtnmama

Thanks for that info, mtnmama. 😀

wvmtnmama
wvmtnmama(@wvmtnmama)
March 20, 2024 8:02 am

Any chance of a second clutch?

Brownie
Brownie
March 21, 2024 12:48 pm
Reply to  wvmtnmama

We can hope……we can pray😊🙏

Brownie
Brownie
March 20, 2024 2:06 am

💔

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Ardyth ~ Tucson(@ardyth)
March 20, 2024 5:43 am
Reply to  Brownie

💔

Lynn
Lynn
March 19, 2024 1:34 pm

😢

Courtney6964
Courtney6964
March 19, 2024 12:23 pm

There will be no eaglet at the Hays nest this spring after the couple’s one single egg broke sometime overnight.

An eagle was seen incubating the egg as recently as 7 a.m. Tuesday, but when it stood up, it quickly realized that the egg was broken, the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania said. 

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HNF
HNF(@hnf)
March 19, 2024 12:56 pm
Reply to  Courtney6964

😥

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
March 19, 2024 9:37 pm
Reply to  Courtney6964

Thanks for the info, Courtney. How sad for Hays mom and dad 😢

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Brownie
Brownie
March 21, 2024 12:54 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Marynj, the intruder was in the nest at one point with Mom. Dad came in and it left.
HNF video up top. 3-19

Brownie
Brownie
March 21, 2024 12:58 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Marynj, the intruder was in the nest with Mom at one point and Dad came to the rescue. Hope the egg didn’t break then. Posted by HNF 3-19 up top.(from 3-18)

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
March 21, 2024 5:37 pm
Reply to  Brownie

Hi Brownie, Yes, I saw that video the other day. That intruder had a lot of nerve landing on the nest tree branch by mom. But dad flew right in to chase it away. Don’t really know when the egg broke. It was so flat, it looked like there was nothing in the egg. Strange. I was wondering if these eagles (their eggs) would be affected by all of that toxic smoke from the East Palestine train burning last year. Some people say the chemicals that burned formed dioxin, which is very toxic. Or, it could be as someone proposed,… Read more »

Brownie
Brownie
March 21, 2024 9:05 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Hey, Mary, yes the whole thing is very sad. You are correct about the egg looking so flat. And when Mom cried out looking in the bowl, it broke my heart. Dioxin, for sure is a very toxic. Many years ago it destroyed a small town is Missouri. Not even on the map anymore. I did not know the nest is so close to that train fire. Could for sure affect them. I watched Mom and Dad fly away the day they left. Sad, sad day. Praying for them….this year for some of our Eagle friends…..wow…. I see what is… Read more »

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MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
March 21, 2024 9:37 pm
Reply to  Brownie

Yes, dioxin causes agent orange disease. The nest isn’t super close to East Palestine, but the westerly winds blew the smoke east and northeast, and all the way up into New England and Canada. Both the male and female were sitting on a branch to the right of the nest yesterday, so they are still around. But don’t know if it is too late for them to have a second clutch.

Brownie
Brownie
March 22, 2024 8:12 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Thanks, Mary. So many bad things happening.
Glad to hear they are still here. Don’t know if too late. Getting late in March.
Hoping for the best. Love for reclutch!!!🤗

Barbara
Barbara
March 19, 2024 10:40 am

Sad day

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Vicki
Vicki
March 19, 2024 7:38 am

I don’t see any eggs on the nest. Anyone know what happened?

Heather
Heather
March 18, 2024 4:52 pm

I thought saw the one eagle get in a battle with another bird, possibly another eagle in the air and they both went down and I haven’t seen it since. Has anyone else? I hope its ok?

marynj
marynj
March 19, 2024 1:01 am
Reply to  Heather

Both parents were there at 5:16 pm and at 19:32 pm today, so they are okay. The nest update said that there was an intruder eagle flying by several times today.

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Dee
Dee
March 14, 2024 7:38 am

For the past couple days I’ve seen Mom and Dad switching places to incubate. The new dad seems to be doing a pretty good job so far

bee
bee
March 14, 2024 7:04 am

I haven’t seen the other eagle for a while – when did they eat and switch egg-sitting?