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Blackwater Refuge, MD

Most pictures are from the Maine Bald Eagle Cam Discussion Forum's
thread on the Blackwater Refuge Eagle Cam

Additional info and pictures from the Hancock Wildlife Channel's
thread on the Blackwater Refuge Eagle Cam

The nest is located about 80 feet up in the air in a tree in the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge on Maryland's Eastern Shore. In the four years the camera has been on line, the pair has successfully raised nine eaglets - three chicks in 2005 and two in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Blackwater nest Blackwater nest

Based on past experience, look for eggs in late January, chicks in early March, and fledging in mid to late May.

(photo of tree climber from Friends of Blackwater Eagle Web Log, all rights reserved;
closeup of nest © 2007 Paula Compton, used with permission, all rights reserved)

Summary of 2009 Season:
  • eggs laid: January 23 (about 4:30 pm) and January 26 (evening)
  • hatched: seen Mar 2, 6:32 am (38 days); seen Mar 3, 6:00 am (36 days)


LTurner's photos - March 2, 2009
first look at the eaglet and first feeding

CovingtonKat's photos - March 2, 2009
"Looks like lil bobblehead is motating around pretty well! Despite the cold!"
PattiO's photos - March 2, 2009
note the hole in the second egg
Sherri's photos - March 3, 2009
jmt's photos - March 3, 2009
Eagle Lovers from NYC/Starr's photos - March 3, 2009
Sherri's photos - March 3, 2009
EmtyBelfry's photos - March 4, 2009
CovingtonKat's photos - March 4, 2009
Sherri's photos - March 4, 2009
LTurner's photos - March 4, 2009

All images are the property of the cam from which they were taken and/or the person credited.
Quotes and pictures from Friends of Blackwater Eagle Cam Web Blog are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
Thank you for letting me use the images for this compilation.