2024 SEASON
Season Summary: Two Eggs, rest of the season TBD
12/25/23 - Cameras Go Live
2/23/24 - Multiple males visit nest
2/24/24 - First egg laid
2/27/24- Second egg laid
4/08/24-Egg hatches, but doest not survive

2023 SEASON
Season Summary: No Egg
1/4/23 - Two eagles visit appears to be established Hanover pair
1/5/23 - Nest visit 7:09am
1/6/23 - Nest visit at 9:57am and 12:31pm
1/7/23 - Nest visit 1:33pm and 5:08pm
1/8/23 - Nest visit 8:58am
1/9/23 - Nest visit 2:51pm
1/10/23 - Multiple morning nest visits
1/11/23 - [see highlight]
6:37am-6:55am Two eagles perched at Lookout tree. The two eagles are very vocal towards one another, many times one eagle looks at the other and flaps feathers, then vocals between eachother, almost like the male is getting ready to mate but no mating actually occurs.
6:55-7:13am Both Eagles Visit Nest. Both eagles enter nest and do a little pecking at eachother (very similar to F&L behavior) One eagle leaves the nest and the other begins to settle into bole of nest. The eagle that nessles into nest does have a darker streak on the inside (white) tail feathers
4:11pm Two Eagles Two eagles enter nest; one with prey and they fight over the prey. The eagle that enters with prey has dark smuges on upper white tail feathers, the other eagle takes prey from this eagle. The eagle that takes the prey begins to consume the prey, this eagle has dark feather on top of head.
4:49pm The eagle that left the nest returns, the eating eagle mantles over prey and lets out warning calls. The eagle who entered the nest begins to try and grab the prey, the eating eagle kicks that eagle out of the nest.
1/12/23 - Eagle visits appears to be Hanover female
1/18/23 - Eagle visits appears to be Hanover male
1/19/23 - Eagle visits appears to be Hanover female
1/20/23 - 1:43 Eagle visits and lets out vocals
1/22/23 - 8:22am Eagle visits and has meal in the nest; 11:54am Two eagles enter the nest and mate in the nest, lots of chatter and vocals between the two
1/24/23 - 8am Two eagles enter nest, very wet from rain/snow. One ealge does have a clear darker feather on head
1/26/23 - 9:33am Two eagles enter nest, one appears to have a darker feather on head, both eagles move sticks around
1/27/23 - 8:03am Eagle with darker feather on head enters nest;
2:17pm - Larger Frame Eagle with face that looks like Liberty, this eagle has one small ruffle of a feather that is lighter in color on their belly, they have bloody talons
5:48pm - Sub adult visits the nest brining a branch with leaves into the nest, they stay for the night
1/28/23 - Sub adult (different features from previous night) with smaller frame inters nest, moves a few sticks around and shuffles in the nest but appears to be on guard, looking left and right they quickly fly off
1/29/23 - Eagle enters nest at night and gets comfy in nest bole, they sleep there for a portion of the night
1/30/23 - 7:52am Eagle enters nest with chatter and vocals; appears similar in appearance to Hanover female
1/31/23 -0:16am Solo Eagle enters nest, looks similar to Hanover male
2/1/23 - One eagle visits nest
2/5/23 - Eagle visits at 9:54am; settles into bole of nest and lays down for a bit
2/6/23 - 6:44am Two eagles mate in the nest; male has darker feather on head; male leaves the nest at 7:01am Male enters the nest again and mates with female who stayed in the nest; they then both leave one at a time 2:44pm Two eagles visit the nest, there appears to be a third eagle watching from the lookout tree in the background
2/9/23 - Two eagles perched on Lookout Tree
2/10/23 - 6:50am Eagle enters nest and settles in bole
2/12/23 - 6:48am Eagle seen settling into bole, and then another eagle enters and they mate
2/14/23 - 6am Two eagles enter nest
2/15/23 - 6:40am Two eagles in nest, both move around sticks and one begins to dig and aerate the
bole
2/16/23 - 11:27pm Eagle sleeping in nest
2/17/23 - 4:30pm Eagle in nest; vocals
5:42pm Both eagles in nest moving around nest materials
2/18/23 - 6:59am Two eagles visit nest; move sticks and dig in center bole
5:09pm Two eagles enter nest, one with darker feathers on the sides of their head and
darker streaks on beak
5:25pm Mating occurs, the older eagle (no darker head feathers) mounts the other, we can
assume that the younger is female. One eagle leaves nest and goes to the lookout tree.

Season Summary: Clutch of 2 eggs, 2 hatches, 2 fledges
2022 Season Summary:
3/21/22-PIP was confirmed
3/22/22-First egg hatches
3/23/22-Second egg hatches
5/6/22- Fox is brought to the nest
6/6/22- Eaglets branched
6/10/22-Eaglet fledges
6/15/22-Eaglet fledges

Season Summary: Clutch of 2 eggs, 2 Hatches, 2 Fledges
2021 Season Summary:
August 3, 2021 - Freedom returns to the nest for brief visit
August 28, 2021 - Great Horned Owl enters the nest
August 31, 2021 - GHO visits the nest early in the morning walks to the edge and trills out
September 14, 2021 - GHO returns to the nest
September 21. 2021 - GHO visits in the early morning
September 24, 2021 - Early morning visit from both Eagles
October 3, 2021 - GHO returns to the nest and settles into the bole, making regular trilling out noises
October 7, 2021 - Both Eagles stop by the nest in the morning
October 15, 2021 - GHO returns to the nest
October 20, 2021 - First Stick brought into nest and Liberty stays the night in the nest, a little after midnight she vocalizes and Freedom is heard in the background calling as well.
October 22, 2021 - Owl can be heard near the nest, both eagles take watch in the lookout tree and in the nest to stand their ground (View Highlight)
October 26, 2021 - Owl calls can be heard around the nest tree but Liberty sounds the alarm from the nest
October 31, 2021 - Both Eagles visit the nest around noon, aerating the nest
November 3, 2021 - Early visit from female eagle
November 8, 2021 - GHO returns to the nest with a mouse for dinner, another larger owl joins, takes the meal and they both fly out of the nest
November 9, 2021 - Liberty enters the nest in the morning
November 17, 2021 - Female eagles hears the GHO calls at around 2am, she lets out warning calls
November 21, 2021 - GHO returns at night
November 22, 2021 - Liberty starts to dig into the bole and nestle in, then moves sticks around
November 23, 2021 - Liberty visits in the morning for sunrise
December 4, 2021 - Both Eagles enter the nest together, Male leaves soon after, Female moves around lots of sticks
December 9, 2021 - Both Eagles visit the nest early in the morning
December 12, 2021 - The GHO returns to the nest and tries to land but is chased by Liberty and then
December 13, 2021 - 7:47am Stick tug of war in the nest (View Highlight)
December 13, 2021 - Owl tries to enter nest but

2021 SEASON
Season Summary: Clutch of 2 eggs, 1 hatch and 1 fledge
October 4, 2020 - Female's first visit to the nest
October 16, 2020 - Both eagles seen at nest
October 17, 2020 - Both eagles in Sentinel tree, first stick brought into the nest by the male
October 18, 2020 - Both eagles in nest at 7am and 3pm
October 19, 2020 - Both eagles in nest, moving around sticks
October 23, 2020 - Both eagles meet in nest
October 27, 2020 - Both eagles meet in the nest, moving around sticks for about 45 mins in the nest together before leaving
November 4, 2020 - Female eagle returns to the nest with one stick
November 11, 2020 - One eagle returns to the nest and moves sticks before taking off
November 14, 2020 - One eagle returns to the nest briefly in the morning
November 15, 2020 - Both eagles meet in the nest around 6:33am, Male leaves nest first, with the Female not far behind. Female eagle returns back to nest and repositions a few sticks before leaving the nest. Female returns back with a stick.
November 19, 2020 - Female arrives first followed by Male, both eagles move sticks and peck at the bole, leaving and returning several times, hay is brought into the nest as soft material for the bole, Male rearranges sticks, Female joins and the two continue to dig into the bole of the nest
November 20, 2020 - Male rearranges sticks, Female joins and digs in the center of the nest until sunrise.
November 26, 2020 - Both eagles visit the nest
November 29, 2020- Male enters nest moves around sticks
December 1, 2020 - Both eagles spotted at the lookout tree
December 2, 2020 - Both eagle survey the nest and shuffle around with sticks, Female attemps to cast a pellet, she continues to move the same stick around the nest, her beak looks dirty from dirt/debris, Male returns to the nest with a stick, then later with fluff for the center of the nest. (watch highlight clip)
December 3, 2020 - Female gets comfortable in the nest and then leaves about 10 minutes later, Male comes into the nest and then leaves about 12 mins later, Female returns to the nest with Male following shortly after, a stick goes over the edge while the eagles rearrange the sticks around the nest.
December 4, 2020 - Both eagles return to the nest in the morning around 7:19am and 10:46am
December 5, 2020 - Both eagles return and move around sticks in the rain
December 10, 2020- Both eagles return and move sticks, at some point the stick is moved that was in the way of the POV cam
December 17, 2020 - Eagles return in the nest and start to dig out after a snow storm (watch highlight clip)
December 30, 2020 - Squirrel is in the nest and female eagle givees a wing slap
January 7, 2021- Both eagles enter the nest with fluff
January 8, 2021 - Female sits on the bole for an extended period of time
January 10, 2021 - Female sits on bole for long period of time
January 19, 2021 - Male has a meal in the nest
January 23, 2021 - First time Eagles mate on camera this season
January 26, 2021 - Female spends a good amount of time sitting in bole.
January 27, 2021 - Male brings the female a large meal then the two eagles copulate
January 29, 2021 - Eagles copulate (Read Blog and Watch Highlight)
January 30, 2021 - Eagles copulate two times
February 2, 2021 - Female Lays Egg #1 (Watch Highlight)
February 5, 2021 - Female Lays Egg #2
March 12, 2021 - Pip first noticed on egg
March 13, 2021 - H313 hatched at approximately 6am, about 34 hours after pip was first noticed
April 2, 2021 - Intruder perches above the nest (Watch Highlight Part One or Highlight Part Two)
April 14, 2021 - Eaglets 30 Day Birthday (Watch Highlight)
April 20, 2021 - Fishing Line gets tangled on Adult's talon, who carries the fishing line out of the nest. (Watch Highlight)
April 22, 2021 - Eaglet starts to take bites on their own. (Watch Highlight)
May 26, 2021 - Eaglet Practices Branching (Watch Highlight)
May 30, 2021 - Eaglet Falls from the Tree (Watch Highlight)

ATTENTION HANOVER EAGLE VIEWERS - We recognize that over the years this bald eagle pair has been named by the public and is commonly referred to as "Freedom" and "Liberty". While we understand that naming the eagles helps connect and distinguish the female from the male eagle, naming the pair introduces an element of domesticity to wild animals. In order to respect the eagles and focus on their natural history, we will refer to the female and male as such as per recommendations of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

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2020 Season
Season Summary: Clutch of 2 eggs, none were hatched
October 24, 2019 - “Freedom” & “Liberty” spotted in Sentinel tree
October 28, 2019 - “Freedom” visits nest (watch clip), both eagles spotted in Sentinel tree
November 2, 4-6 & 9, 2019 - Both eagles in Sentinel tree
November 14, 2019 - Both eagles in Sentinel tree, seen flying in distance
November 15, 2019 - Both eagles in Sentinel tree (watch clip)
November 16, 2019 - Both eagles in Sentinel tree
November 17, 2019 - Both eagles in Sentinel tree
November 18-19, 2019 - One eagle in Sentinel tree
November 21 - One eagle in Sentinel tree
November 23, 2019 - Both eagles in Sentinel tree
November 25, 2019 - One eagle seen in Sentinel tree multiple times
November 26, 2019 - One eagle in Sentinel tree
November 29 - 2019 - One eagle seen in Sentinel tree two seperate times
November 30, 2019 - One eagle in Sentinel tree
December 3 - 4, 2019 - Both eagles seen in Sentinel tree
December 5, 2019 - One eagle in Sentinel tree
December 7, 2019 - One eagle in Sentinel tree
December 9, 2019 - One eagle in Sentinel tree
December 10, 2019 - Both eagles in Sentinel tree
December 21, 2019 - Nestorations begin (Watch timelapse clip)
January 16, 2020 - Liberty & Freedom "Exercising" on Nest (Watch Clip)
February 13, 2020 - First Egg Laid (Watch Clip)
February 18, 2020 - Second Egg Laid @ 6:11pm EST (Watch Clip) *The appearance of the second egg did not look "normal". After laying the second egg, it appeared as though Liberty tried to roll the new egg, it broke and she ate the contents. The second egg wasn't seen on the cameras since this incident.
March 29, 2020 - Incubation Day 46 for egg # 1 - "Liberty" consumes egg

2019 Season
Season Summary:Clutch of two eggs, two hatches, two fledges
December 3, 2018 - Cameras turned on for the season
February 26, 2019 - First egg laid at 5:08pm EST (watch clip)
March 1, 2019 - Second egg laid at 6:23pm EST
April 4, 2019 - First hatch @ 9:20am Eastern (watch clip)
April 6, 2019 - Second hatch @ 9:30am Eastern (watch clip)
June 18, 2019 - "Star" is knocked off the nest by Liberty (watch clip)
June 23, 2019 - "Star" returns to the nest (watch clip)
June 30, 2019 - "Stripes" fledges (watch clip)

2018 Season
Season Summary:
Clutch of two eggs, no hatches, no fledges
January 3, 2018 - Cameras turned on for the season
February 20, 2018 - First egg laid (watch clip)
February 23, 2018 - Second egg laid (watch clip)
Events of March 17, 2018 and beyond:
The cameras were disrupted and unavailable due to an electrical malfunction from the morning of March 17th to early March 19th.
During this time, the PGC reported that there appeared to be another adult eagle around the nest. From the PGC:

“Extra” bald eagles may be adults that have not yet paired up and claimed a territory; they may attempt to interfere with this pair in order to claim a mate or territory. With the population filling the available habitat in many parts of Pennsylvania, it would not be surprising to see some increase in nest failure as a result of these interferences and competition disrupting the care of nest and young. The big takeaway lesson, bald eagles are well-adapted to Pennsylvania. They are well-adapted at selecting nest sites, building nests, and caring for eggs and young. This is one of the great lessons of the Game Commission’s bald eagle recovery effort and its annual monitoring of active eagle nests. As bald eagles are filling available habitat in some parts of the state, there will be some conflicts between competing eagles. We have never in modern history been witness to such conflict events and we will all learn as we go. In most conceivable circumstances, nature will be allowed to take its course without intervention. Should an injured eagle end up grounded, the Game Commission could facilitate its transfer to a licensed rehabilitation facility.

It is not possible to know the events that transpired while the cameras were shut off, however, it appears that the "extra" adult eagle engaged the resident eagles in conflict at the nest, potentially in an effort to claim territory. It is unclear what happened to the resident female (commonly referred to by viewers as "Liberty", although the PGC does not name wildlife). It appears that the resident male (commonly referred to as "Freedom") continued to incubate the eggs alone and may have been subject to additional conflicts with the "extra" adult eagle over the next few days.
March 21, 2018 - The two eggs were left unattended during a winter storm and were exposed to harsh conditions, ultimately becoming buried under the falling snow. The eggs are believed to have become non-viable due to these events.
March 22, 2018 - The "extra" adult eagle (now being referred to by viewers as "Lucy" and distinguishable by black markings on the tail wing tips) and the resident male made several visits to the nest throughout the day, both alone and together. In the evening hours after a joint visit, the black tipped eagle consumed one or possibly both of the eggs.
Late March and beyond - The nest continued to see visits from various eagles, including juveniles. While it is not possible to know for certain which eagles visited the nest, it is widely speculated that the adults included Freedom, Lucy and Liberty.
May 4, 2018 - Cameras turned down for the season

2017 Season
Season Summary:
Clutch of two eggs, two hatches, two fledges
December 28, 2016 - Cameras turned on for the season
February 10, 2017 - First egg laid
February 13, 2017 - Second egg laid
March 20, 2017 - First hatch
March 21, 2017 - Second hatch
June 7, 2017 - First Fledge
June 10 - Second Fledge
July 3, 2017 - Cameras turned off for the season

2016 Season
Season Summary:
Clutch of two eggs, one hatch, no fledges
December 17, 2015 - Cameras turned on for the season
February 18, 2016 - First egg laid
February 21, 2016 - Second egg laid
March 28, 2016 - First hatch
March 30, 2016 - Hatchling deceased, perhaps injured by a branch being moved in the nest
May 23, 2016 - Unhatched egg removed from the nest by one of the adults
June 1, 2016 - Cameras turned off for the season

2015 Season
Season Summary: Clutch of two eggs, two hatches, two fledges
February 14 - First egg laid
February 17 - Second egg laid
March 24 - First hatch
March 25 - Second hatch
June 22 - Both eaglets fledged