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Hanover Bald Eagle Blog #2 - 2020

Posted by Tiffany Sears on February 21 2020 | Categories: INNOVATION


Egg-tegrity... The Hanover egg has already begun to develop, remaining warm and protected with Liberty and Freedom’s attentiveness.

Hanover Bald Eagle Blog #1 - 2020

Posted by Tiffany Sears on February 14 2020 | Categories: INNOVATION


It’s incredible to think that Liberty and Freedom were once strangers. Although we speculate that Liberty and Freedom share more than just a tolerance for each other, we will never truly know what the relational dynamics are like between two wild animals. Therefore, the mystery of pair bonds remains. This Valentine’s Day, let’s take a hint from our feathered friends and do something nice for the people we love, even if they tend to bring home the wrong size sticks.

The Hanover Bald Eagle Blog is Back for the 2020 Nesting Season!

Posted by Tiffany Sears on February 12 2020 | Categories: INNOVATION


HDOnTap is excited to re-launch the Hanover Bald Eagle Blog for the 2020 nesting season. New for this year, we are also excited to announce that Raptor Ecology Specialist, Zoey Greenberg will be joining the HDOnTap team!

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.