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HDOnTap Featured in Local CBS8 San Diego News Story!

Posted by Tiffany Sears on September 26 2019 | Categories: INNOVATION


Tim Sears, Co-Founder of HDOnTap, featured in local CBS8 News Story with partner The American Eagle Foundation.

Pennsylvania’s live elk camera returns for another bugling season

Posted by Tiffany Sears on September 05 2019 | Categories: INNOVATION


The Pennsylvania Game Commission and HDOnTap are once again offering a live web camera where elk enthusiasts can watch the fall bugling season.

Hanover Bald Eagle Blog #32

Posted by Tim Sears on July 19 2019 | Categories: INNOVATION


Stars and Stripes have begun the next chapter of their life. This past year the Hanover home has been filled with startling discoveries, not only for the youngsters, but also for their human fans.

Hanover Bald Eagle Blog #31

Posted by Tim Sears on July 05 2019 | Categories: INNOVATION


It’s official: both Stars and Stripes have taken their first flights from the nest, and just as we will be celebrating independence this week, so will these two eaglets as they begin to gain experience and comfort with their newly accessible surroundings. Even though we have not witnessed their first exploratory hops, jumps, and flaps, outside of the nest, both eaglets are likely experimenting with landings and take-offs by moving from branch to branch, stump to stump. Recently fledged bald eagles like Stars and Stripes will use their nest as a home base while taking short flights to and from, and will continue to beg for food from their parents until Liberty and Freedom cut them off.

Hanover Bald Eagle Blog #30

Posted by Tim Sears on July 01 2019 | Categories: INNOVATION


There can be no doubt that we all breathed a sigh of relief when Stars plopped back into the nest Sunday evening, not only alive and well, but with a prey item in tow! We will never know what occurred on Star’s walkabout (or fly-about), but his/her apparent health and vigor reminds us of the inherent resilience of bald eagles. We can also view the reappearance of Stars as an indicator that the Hanover eaglets are beginning an elaborate learning process in which trial and error play a strong role in teaching them “how to be an eagle.”

Hanover Bald Eagle Blog #29

Posted by Tim Sears on June 24 2019 | Categories: INNOVATION


This past Tuesday many of us were shocked to witness the fall of a Hanover eaglet from the nest. As confirmed by viewers who know the individuals well, the 12-week-oldeaglet referred to as Star was knocked out of the nest, likely by Liberty the mother. Upon review of the footage, the scramble for ownership over a fish seems to be at the center of the commotion resulting in Star’s exit. Educational coordinator for the eagle cam at the American Eagle Foundation in Tennessee shared that during her years of bald eagle observation, she has noticed that 12-week old eaglets are notably “grabby,” and become increasingly feisty towards parents at this age.

Hanover Bald Eagle Blog #28

Posted by Tim Sears on June 17 2019 | Categories: INNOVATION


Flight is one of the most enviable gifts that exists within the animal kingdom, and although humans have done an impressive job at recreating the experience via our technological advances, nothing quite compares to the natural grace of a bird. To achieve aerial prowess, a young eagle must develop the anatomical necessities that make flight possible. Many groups of animals such as mammals exhibit a wide diversity of anatomical structure, yet the basics of the bird body are very similar across all flighted species. It turns out, there are only so many ways to achieve flight.

Hanover Bald Eagle Blog #27

Posted by Tim Sears on June 07 2019 | Categories: INNOVATION


At this stage, the visits by the adults are primarily prey deliveries. In an earlier blog, we discussed what bald eagles can eat, yet deciphering what the family is actually eating requires nest observations. Luckily, we have that option!

Hanover Bald Eagle Blog #26

Posted by Tiffany Sears on May 31 2019 | Categories: INNOVATION


One of the first things we often wonder when we observe nest cams is whether or not the nestlings are male or female. With mammals, this mystery is relatively easy to solve. With birds, it depends heavily on the species. Raptors can be especially challenging because they are less likely to offer external clues such as variation in plumage colors and pattern. For many raptors, we rely mostly on size.