NCTC Eagle Nest Cam – Shepherdstown, WV.

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This nest is located about a 1/4 mile from the Potomac River near Shepherdstown, West Virginia USA. It is the current home for Bald Eagles named Scout(male) and Bella(female).

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Ardyth ~ Tucson
Ardyth ~ Tucson(@ardyth)
April 17, 2024 6:21 am

I havent been here for awhile. I am sad to read below.

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 17, 2024 6:26 am

Good morning Ardyth it is sad . But it really gives us a chance to see what we didn’t know happens with young males.😢

ML-WA
ML-WA
April 16, 2024 11:53 pm

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Brownie
Brownie
April 17, 2024 1:10 am
Reply to  ML-WA

Beautiful, ML😊
Sadness here😔

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 17, 2024 6:16 am
Reply to  ML-WA

It’s just beautiful in bloom 🥰

Brownie
Brownie
April 15, 2024 1:22 pm

I have not been here for a while. Earlier today I read the devastating news…..heartbreaking. I can’t even imagine. Such bad happenings at this nest this year. Scout obviously not a mature Dad. I saw him take on the intruders that came around. He was great then. Just not nurturing Dad material yet. Hope he matures. RIP little NCTC Eaglets. Bless Bella and the nest.🙏
😪💔🙏

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Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 16, 2024 6:38 am
Reply to  Brownie

It was very hard to see and truly heartbreaking. And it happened at Pa nest also. Both scout and Duke are just young and not ready for fatherhood.. hopefully next year 🥰

Brownie
Brownie
April 16, 2024 10:37 am
Reply to  Tlroberts

Are you talking about a Pennsylvania nest?

Brownie
Brownie
April 16, 2024 11:39 pm
Reply to  Brownie

If you are talking about Pa Berry, he is older and did not kill his baby. I passed on it’s own.

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 17, 2024 5:49 am
Reply to  Brownie

If the male is Duke yes

Brownie
Brownie
April 17, 2024 12:55 pm
Reply to  Tlroberts

Don’t know male named Duke. Pa Berry is at the Berry nest.
I am a little confused about the eagles you are talking about. Sorry….

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Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 17, 2024 4:14 pm
Reply to  Brownie

Sorry I don’t really know the name just that dad is young and stomped on the eaglet right in front of mom . And it was in pa and his name is duke

Brownie
Brownie
April 17, 2024 9:26 pm
Reply to  Tlroberts

Ok

Ellen
Ellen(@ellen)
April 14, 2024 12:15 pm

Now Scott can suddenly hunt and bring food again. If he had done that when he needed to, the chicks would still be alive, or at least 1 of them

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 17, 2024 6:14 am
Reply to  Ellen

Maybe.

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 14, 2024 11:19 am

Scout to the tree with a gift for Bella it’s a squirrel. He’s been waiting for her to come back.🥰

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MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 14, 2024 7:44 pm
Reply to  Tlroberts

Bella flew in, but at first she wouldn’t eat the squirrel gift. At 7:21 pm she went to the bole and was digging deeply with her beak, even using her talons to pull out the grass, and gazing down into the bole (she probably thought she would find the remains of her eaglet under the grass). Scout even came to help her dig out the bole. He was looking down into the bole, but didn’t seem to know what for. Bella finally gave up and went to the squirrel to eat it. Scout was throwing bits of grass back into… Read more »

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Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 15, 2024 5:54 am
Reply to  MaryNJ

I wonder if she was digging because she could hear the birds below the nest. I think little birds have built a nest under the nest 😂

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 14, 2024 9:19 am

Awww 🥰 so nice to see Bella and scout this morning 🥰

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Ellen
Ellen(@ellen)
April 13, 2024 12:19 pm

H Allo, everyone. The chapter has a sad ending. I hope for a better one next year. Stay healthy dear Bella.🦅❤️

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 13, 2024 2:11 pm
Reply to  Ellen

🥰🤗

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 13, 2024 11:29 am

Absolutely beautiful.. 🤩 everything is starting to get green 🥰

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Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 13, 2024 11:26 am

Still no Bella . She may have moved on now that her job is done for the season. Be safe dear beautiful Bella see you next season 🥰🥰

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 13, 2024 8:43 am

Good morning I see scout came to the nest.. haven’t seen Bella since she left yesterday afternoon

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Ellen
Ellen(@ellen)
April 12, 2024 11:42 am

I have no idea why the message is unreadable. For me the text is still highlighted in black. Well, never mind

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 12, 2024 11:44 am
Reply to  Ellen

For us the comment looks like German language words.

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Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
April 12, 2024 11:56 am
Reply to  MaryNJ

it’s highlighted in black for me too but in maybe German and it won’t let me copy and paste into Google translate

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Ellen
Ellen(@ellen)
April 12, 2024 12:03 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

SSorry, the translator didn’t do his job.

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 12, 2024 12:04 pm
Reply to  Ellen

Ah, that’s better…now it’s English.

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 12, 2024 2:26 pm
Reply to  Ellen

😂🤣

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 12, 2024 12:02 pm
Reply to  Ellen

Your comment at 8:07 am posted in English, but your comment at 11:09 is posted in German.

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 12, 2024 2:27 pm
Reply to  Ellen

Ellen sorry your translator isn’t working well for you😞

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Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 12, 2024 11:17 am

Poor Bella came and laid down 😢

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MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 12, 2024 11:46 am
Reply to  Tlroberts

Scout’s brain is stuck on sticks and nest building. The way he comes to the nest and steals food reminds me of the intruders at SWFL who were coming to the nest to steal fish from M15.

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 12, 2024 2:20 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Yes he still thinks that the nest is for food.. as an eaglet. You depend on mom and dad to bring food to the nest even after the fledge you still stick around for awhile and keep coming back to eat. Even when Bella would bring food he came to eat it.. so I don’t think he knew that he was eating his kids.. he was eating food. It’s sad but I can’t be mad at him. Just sad 😞 He is still young and can make babies but he still has to get the other in instincts for parenting..

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 12, 2024 2:56 pm
Reply to  Tlroberts

Because eagles mate for life, she will probably still be with him next season too. Sincerely hope that next season will be better.

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 12, 2024 3:01 pm
Reply to  MaryNJ

Mary yes unless something happens to him. Or he gets challenged for beautiful Bella and gets run off

Ellen
Ellen(@ellen)
April 12, 2024 11:09 am

Scott war auf dem Nest, hat in der Nestmulde herumgestottert, als wenn er dort noch ein Leckerbissen vermutet. Kann der sich sein Fressen nicht selbst Erjagen? Wenn ich Bella wäre würde ich ihn vom Nest kicken und mir einen anderen Partner suchen.

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 12, 2024 11:15 am
Reply to  Ellen

Sorry Ellen I can’t read your message 🥰

Deborah
Deborah(@deborah)
April 12, 2024 11:30 am
Reply to  Ellen

??

Kearca
Kearca
April 12, 2024 9:41 am

Just so sad. I hoped he wouldn”t do it again. Poor Bella, i hope she gets a better mate for next time. 😥

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 12, 2024 11:17 am
Reply to  Kearca

It is 💔

MaryNJ
MaryNJ(@marynj)
April 12, 2024 11:39 am
Reply to  Kearca

I hope that she finds a new mate too.

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 12, 2024 9:07 am

I was so excited for this new nest on spo and it is such a beautiful landscape and it had sound and what looked to be beautiful parents Bella is amazing. I’m praying for a better season for her next year. Makes me wonder if Scout made Smitty disappear.😞😳

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 12, 2024 9:05 am

Poor beautiful Bella she is grieving the loss of her eaglet again. She doesn’t understand what happened to both of her babies 😭😭😭💔

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 12, 2024 8:59 am

Bella is back and looking at the nest bowl and looking around for her baby.. and in comes scout she keeps looking around at the nest and walks over by where scout ate the eaglet picking something up, spitting it out and then taking off😭😭😭💔

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Vicki
Vicki
April 12, 2024 8:57 am

I wonder if Bella knows that Scout ate the babies. Must be so confusing for her to come back to her babies being gone twice.

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 12, 2024 9:00 am
Reply to  Vicki

I don’t know if she does. She might think that another bird or animal came and took it. As eagles, do two other birds.

Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 12, 2024 8:47 am

Scouts back with a stick and began placing it and went to the stump and looking around them took off

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Tlroberts
Tlroberts(@tlroberts)
April 12, 2024 8:37 am

Scout came and Bella screamed and took off

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