2017 Nesting Record
Egg#1: 1-25-2017 @ 3:08pm
Video (egg arrives 6 minutes into video)
Egg#2: 1-28-2017 @ 6:55pm
Video - "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSqlSjcbSZ0
JBS8 Hatch: March 2, 2017
JBS9 Hatch: March 5, 2017 Over 50,000 people are watching our eaglets around the world! The cost is $50 each day/$1,500 a month to operate. We are happy to provide this intimate view into the wild but have already surpassed our budget to operate the LIVE camera feed. To keep this page uninterrupted without ads, please donate today to continue our LIVE Eagle Camera. Watch Us Grow! Thank you.
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On September 28, 2016 the Wetland Eagles returned safely to the East Fork Wetland and began their courtship for the 2017 breeding season. With the tireless efforts and commitment by Falcon Steel America, we now have a brand new camera system to view the eagle's activity from your home, office, or cell phone.
David Smid, IT Specialist with Falcon Steel America and Jeffry Carrillo, a professional tree climber with "Just Cut It," completed the camera system upgrade. Jeffry bravely climbed the tower and installed a brand new camera and transmitter while David worked from the ground to upgrade the relay switch and secure a new ground wire to direct any future lightning strikes to earth.
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THE WETLAND EAGLE STORY
Our Bald Eagles began nesting at the Wetland in 2011. Follow their journey, along with the relocation of the nest to the new ONCOR/Falcon Steel Tower.
EAGLES IN THE NEWS
WFAA Channel 8 Video Link on Successful Relocation November 5, 2014
EAGLE NEST MOVED TO SAFER TOWER July 12-13, 2014Eagle Nest Relocation Video from ONCOR - October 1, 2014
ONCOR, Falcon Steel, and Chapman Group successfully moved the 200 pound bald eagle's nest that was sitting dangerously close to a high-voltage line on July 12-13, 2014. The existing tower arm was re-attached to a new and higher tower built and donated by Falcon Steel, providing a safe nesting area for the eagles. We would like to thank the following partners in this amazing project.
Oncor Electric Delivery, Falcon Steel Company, Chapman Group Contractors, Rosewood Ranches, The Rosewood Corporation, The Hunt/Sands Family, North Texas Municipal Water District, Volunteers & Staff of the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
EAGLE MONITORING AND RELOCATION TIMELINE
HISTORY OF THE WETLAND AMERICAN BALD EAGLES
Journaled by Wetland Director John DeFillipo
Wetland Eagle Roost.pdf February 24, 2015
Changing of the Guard
An amazing sequence of photographs by Bill Nance, Wetland Steward, including male and femail switching out incubation duties.
Click here to view the actual time lapse video from September 20, 2015 showing the moment of arrival when the eagles returned to their nest! Photo: 1-4-2016
SPRING 2016 UPDATE
On Friday, January 29, 2016, ground observations by volunteer Tom Fleming indicated that the female was incubating egg(s) in the nest. This is welcomed news as staff and volunteers have continually monitored the nest since the electric storm damaged the camera the day after Christmas. When we compare these observations with previous years, this should yield a hatch date in late February or early March. The success of the relocation effort two years ago has definitely paid off as we anticipate our fourth season of eaglets from the Wetland Eagles.