The Harrison Bay eagle nest is located at Bear Trace Golf near Harrison Bay State Park on Lake Chickamauga. With the nest located in a tall pine just 30 feet off #11 green, the nesting eagles can entertain themselves looking down on the golfers as they are putting on this green.
According to Tennessee birder, Harold Sharp, the female, Eloise, laid her second egg yesterday on Valentine's Day! The first was laid on February 5th and should hatch around March 17. The twenty-week nesting period lasts until approximately June 25th, providing opportunity for all of us to view the whole process from hatch to fledging via the cam.
The camera is on 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provides both a side view and an overhead view of the eagle activities. I just watched the female move some pine straw and turn around, repositioning herself to incubate the eggs.
The cam broadcasters have to make a living, so pause for a 20-second commercial before the live viewing. It's worth the wait!
Watchable wildlife and technology, a fun combination!
Links and resources:
Harrison Bay Eagle Cam website
Top image taken from the Hiwassee River while on a Blue Moon Cruise in 2009. A similar cruise is taking place this weekend. Contact Blue Moon Cruises for reservations.
More bald eagles on this blog.
Bald Eagles at Tennessee Watchable Wildlife