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CalTrans Eagle Cam
Turtle Bay, CA

Most pictures are from the Maine Bald Eagle Cam Discussion Forum's
thread on the Caltrans Eagle Cam at Turtle Bay ~ Redding, CA

Additional info and pictures from the Hancock Wildlife Channel's
thread on the CalTrans Eagle Cam at Turtle Bay

The California Department of Transportation tried to relocate this nest in 2008 because of major highway construction planned for the area, putting a large cone in the nest to keep the eagles from nesting. The eagles had other ideas. People rallied around, and eventually the highway department removed the cone, and the eagle couple (named Patriot and Liberty) successfully fledged two eaglets (named Freedom and Conehead). Including those two, Patriot and Liberty have successfully raised five eaglets in the last three years.

joshndeb's photo - December 22, 2008

Based on past experience, look for eggs in early to mid February, hatching in mid March, and fledgling in mid to late June.

Summary of 2009 Season:
  • eggs laid: February 6, 6:00 pm; February 9, 5:17 pm; late February 13 or early February 14

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