AZ Game & Fish Bald Eagles

Peoria, Arizona, United States

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2020 Season

Season Summary:
all eggs were destroyed/eaten due to predation

February 27, 2020 - The male that usurped the old male last season (2019) was replaced by a new younger male. The first clutch of eggs was lost to predation.

March 10, 2020 - The new male and the female laid eggs again, female eagle has remained on the eggs incubating, young male has not shared incubation reponsibilities

March 26, 2020 - Sadly the second clutch failed and is no longer being attended by the female

April 16, 2020 - Eagles abandon their nest

September 17, 2020 - Female eagle returns to the nest

September 24, 2020 - Both eagles join at the nest

September 30, 2020 - Both eagles in nest, seen moving around sticks

October 1, 2020 - Both eagles are seen in the nest

October 6, 2020 - Both eagles are seen in the nest,

October 12, 2020 - Both eagles are joined at the nest, they appear to be defending the nest from something circling above

October 19, 2020 - Both eagle joined in the nest

October 27, 2020 - Both eagles joined in nest for about an hour

2019 Season
Season Summary:
4 eggs laid, 0 hatches, all eggs were destroyed/eaten

December 17, 2018 - Cameras turned on for the season
January 21, 2019 - First ggg laid (watch clip)
January 22, 2019 - "Intruder" eagle attacks nest (watch clip)
January 23, 2019 - Ravens eat the 1st egg on the nest (watch clip)
January 24, 2019 - Second egg laid (watch clip)
January 28, 2019 - 2nd egg missing... possibly consumed
January 30 - Ravens attack while Jack is on nest (watch clip)
"Unfortunately, AZGFD doesn't have much more to add than you all have already seen. To date, they have lost the first two eggs that they have laid in the nest, meaning that at the moment there is nothing tying them to the nest. All is not lost however, since bald eagles frequently lay between 1 - 3 eggs per clutch (sometimes as many as 4), and if one clutch fails they can double clutch before the season is over. So we are guardedly optimistic that they may still produce another egg or so and resume their nesting activities before the season is over. We won't declare the season a wash for this pair until the end of March; so there is still time."

"AZGFD is just as disappointed and excited for the rollercoaster this nest has experienced this nesting season. This truly is wildlife at its finest! While it's likely there isn't a viable egg in the nest, our nest watchers on the ground report that the birds are still in the area. Our fingers are crossed to learn whether the female still has additional eggs to lay. In the meantime, thanks for coming along with us on the ride!"

February 21, 2019 - Third egg laid @ around 3:30pm EST (eventually destroyed by intruders)
February 24, 2019 - Fourth egg laid
April 2, 2019 - Egg appears to be cracked, possibly a pip...but seems non-viable. Jill, the female egale, eventually consumes part of the egg
β€œOn Tuesday, April 2nd, 37 days after having laid a single egg for the fourth time since Jan. 21, the female eagle, perhaps sensing an abnormality, chose to destroy the egg. So, any hope of these eagles producing a hatchling will have to wait at least another year.” - AZGFD