Big Bear Bald Eagle Live Nest – Cam 1

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ℹThe nest is located in Big Bear Valley in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. It is about 145 feet up in a Jeffrey Pine tree. The nest is the current home for Jackie and Shadow, a local bald eagle pair.
ℹWhat’s happening at the nest: Jackie and Shadow’s unhatched eggs broke down and became part of the nest (one egg was consumed by Jackie). No signs of development were seen. Jackie and Shadow are in for a fun summer around the lake (which is almost full this year!), doing their favorite eagle things. We will patiently wait for their return.

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❓How do you tell Jackie and Shadow apart? Jackie is larger than Shadow. Jackie’s beak is both longer and thicker from top to bottom than Shadow’s.
❓How old are the eagles? Jackie is 12, Shadow is 10.
❓How can the eagles handle the cold temperatures, snow and rain? Bald Eagles are well equipped to handle harsh weather conditions. They have down feathers against their skin that can hold in the heat their bodies generate. On top of the down, they have approximately 7000 waterproof feathers that zip together to keep the wet and cold out and the heat inside.
❓Where do the eagles sleep at night and does the light bother them? During nesting season, Jackie the female sleeps in the nest, Shadow sleeps perched in a tree nearby in case he is needed. The light at the nest is an infrared light, this light cannot be seen by the eagles or humans. It is only picked up by the camera, which enables us to view the nest at night. In the off season, both eagles sleep perched in trees within their territory.

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