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Zoo Miami Launch New Bald Eagle Live Stream

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: October 15, 2021 12:59 am

Bald Eagle Cam Zoo Miami

The bald eagle pair work to build their nest which is seen on the live eagle nest camera

Photo Credit: Zoo Miami

The Ron Magill Conservation Endowment, through the Zoo Miami Foundation is funding the live streaming of a bald eagle pair as they attempt to raise this year's chicks.

This pair have been bonded for over a decade. Unfortunately the pair have had limited success in raising chicks due to the instability of their nest site.

On March 13th of 2021 Ron Magill of Zoo Miami joined Lloyd Brown and Jemma Peterson from Wildlife Rescue of Dade Country to rescue the last chick which was raised by the pair. When their nest was destroyed by a storm the chick fell and broke its wing.

Following months of rehabilitation the chick was returned to the wild on August 21st.

To ensure that their next chick would not meet the same fate Ron Magill and the team from Wildlife Rescue of Dade Country joined forces to construct a stable platform in which the pair can nest this year.

In addition to the platform a high definition camera was fitted over the nest so that their efforts this year can be livestreamed online.

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Installing the camera representing a massive risk with no guarantee the pair would choose to use the nest site again. There was a chance that the pair would be afraid of the nesting platform and choose not to nest there.

After a few days of sitting nearby and inspecting the platform they finally got past their fears and flew on to it. Over the coming days they began to bring large branches and other vegetation to begin rebuilding the nest. In recent weeks the pair have begun to regularly spend time at the nest on an almost daily basis.

As the time for the female to lay comes closer it is hoped that the pair will spend more and more time each day at the nest. With some luck the pair will then be able to hatch and successfully fledge the chicks.

While it is hoped the rearing of the chicks will be successful the team behind the live stream have sought to remind viewers that nature can often be cruel and as this is nature at work it may not go smoothly.

Bald eagles have been known to abandon their nests or a range of species may prey upon the chicks. Hatchlings can also be aggressive towards one another.

You can watch the livestream from the bald eagle nest here – Bald Eagle Nest Livestream

Bald Eagle Cam Zoo Miami

The bald eagle pair work to build their nest which is seen on the live eagle nest camera

Photo Credit: Zoo Miami

Learn more about Bald Eagles here – Bald Eagle Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about Zoo Miami on their website – Zoo Miami

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