Live Westminster, Colorado Bald Eagle Nest!
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Thanks for watching the 2019/2020 nesting season!
HDOnTap is excited to announce a new partnership with the City of Westminster! The live stream is intended to educate viewers by showing nature in an ungauraded fashion. This eagle cam does not interfere for intervene and allows nature to take its course.
Bald Eagle History:
Since January of 1993, a mated pair of Bald Eagles has been nesting on the northwest side of Standley Lake. When the eagles were first observed building a nest, Standley Lake officials closed off access to the area so the eagles would be undisturbed in their attempt to nest. Bald eagles usually mate for life and reuse nest sites. Because they are sensitive to human disturbance, it is imperative that the area remains closed to protect the nesting habitat.
In 1996, the eagles successfully produced their first pair of offspring. They have continued in that success for the last 21 consecutive years, producing two eaglets each of those years, except in 2015 and 2017 when they were successful in raising three eaglets! The eagles have been using that same nest for 24 years, until this past year when they decided to build a new nest just to the east of their old nest site.
They usually lay their eggs in the first weeks of February. Incubation lasts for a period of approximately 35 days, at which time one to two nestlings will hatch. These nestlings will first leave the nest in late May to early June, approximately 72 days after hatching. Both parents take care of the young eagles even after they leave the nest. The young will leave the area sometime before October or November, either on their own or when the parents force them out.
Past History Timeline:
Photo Credit: City of Westminster
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Last Edited on 2018-3-10
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