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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #60 on: March 19, 2021, 12:44:58 PM »

Big Bear Eagle Cam home of Jackie & Shadow & 2 eggs


Jackie & Shadow, hatch in progress "chirps were heard also" yesterday.  I finally got a shot of the egg.  Not sure of the official status.  Any info would be appreciated.  Big Bear has closed their chat due to server overload. Prayers for Jackie Shadow and little ones coming. Shadow is on nest, Ravens are hovering, he just called for Jackie to take over.

via Big Bear Eagles Facebook*** unofficial update*** 10am view of Jackie checking over her eggs. We will probably have to wait for switchover with Shadow before we have a clearer view. But remember that at this stage of the hatching the little bobblehead is likely to be wet from the liquid inside the egg sac. It also can take 36 hours for it to be fully free of the broken eggshell.
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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #61 on: March 20, 2021, 02:57:32 PM »

Big Bear Eagle Cam home of Jackie & Shadow
Egg 2 will be at 37 days old this evening March 20th. According to a mod I spoke to in BB chat Jackie's eggs tend to hatch around day 38-39. 

Jackie & Shadow having "egg duty discussions"... guess who wins?  "Mama always wins" ;)


Prayers for little one coming and for ((Jackie & Shadow)) & my condolences for their loss of baby number 1. 
"Fly high and fly free little one, you were loved and will be missed!!! "
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Via Big Bear3/20/21 Update :  We are sad to report, after egg 1 began to hatch, it appears that sometime during the day on 3/19 the eaglet passed away. Egg 2 is still in the nest and being cared for by the parents.

Here is a little history I gathered on Big Bear Jackie & Shadow...
2021 first egg laid January 6th, it was destroyed by Ravens, 2nd egg January 9th, it was then destroyed by Ravens.  January 13th Jackie was in a difficult labor with 3rd egg and it broke inside of her.  However, Jackie & Shadow have a second clutch :)  first egg February 8th, 2nd egg February 11th, Pip watch started March 15th. Unfortunately during hatching the baby did not survive.  :-*  Egg 2 will be at 37 days old this evening March 20th.

2020 season Jackie & Shadow incubated 2 eggs for 64 days before leaving them unattended for the first time in order to say "goodbye".  Incubation is typically around 35 days. 

2019 season Jackie & Shadow had 2 little ones, Simba & Cookie.  During a snowstorm in May, Cookie passed away.  Simba on the other hand was their one & only and he was a "HANDFUL" :)  He was a lot of fun to watch.  He had a successful fledge.  I miss him!! ;) 
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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #62 on: March 20, 2021, 03:29:26 PM »

Lori - So sorry about egg #1.  Praying and good thoughts for egg #2!

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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #63 on: October 04, 2021, 10:43:48 PM »

Big Bear Valley Eagles of California home of Jackie & Shadow... nestorations & discussions & a little beaking :)


Big Bear Eagles ~ Jackie & Shadow Are BACK! Cute Beaking/ Kissing Tonight! 😊 10.3.21
https://youtu.be/_UxBPaaeOu8 via lady hawk

Shadow arrives to the nest at dusk and does his thing moving a few sticks and Jackie will fly in shortly afterwards. They both move a few sticks and then have their signature beaky kissy moment at 3:20! So nice to see our lovebirds back on the nest before they take off to roost for the evening! Thank you for watching!

Recorded via lorid 4-15-19 below...

I recorded this April 15 2019 of Jackie, Shadow, Jackie is feeding Simba & Cookie is hatching.  Prayers for Jackie & Shadow... they have had a very rough time the past couple of years and she deserves a successful hatch this coming season!  ((Jackie)) love ya Jackie!
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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #64 on: October 21, 2021, 02:14:25 PM »

Big Bear Valley California home of Eagles Jackie & Shadow  **Your help is needed**
     The U.S. Forest Service is planning a major landscape restoration project for the entire north side of Big Bear Valley, including the location of Jackie and Shadow's nest.  This undeveloped parcel of land, partially bordered by the San Bernardino National Forest, is a critical habitat area for Big Bear’s only year-round resident Bald Eagles. Their shoreline habitat and nesting neighborhood could be destroyed to the point that they abandon their nest and leave the area. 
     You can help by making comments to the Forest Service by this Friday (October 22) at https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public//CommentInput?Project=58467
  Thank you to all of you who are willing to submit comments!  The more we get, the more impact it will have. Your voice will make a difference.
     
the proposed development site can be seen from the nest cam (yellow)


More Details, video & links below. Friends of Big Bear Valley (FOBBV) is an environmental advocacy group dedicated to protecting & preserving Big Bear Valley.
Video regarding important Message From FOBBV Re: Jackie & Shadow's Habitat Nestorations In Foggy Weather
https://youtu.be/KRVCRtbm7Yg via Cali Condor.
     Plans are for large amounts of landscape clearing with prescribed fires, mechanical and hand brush clearing, plus miles of new trails through the habitat. We understand some of the motives and requirements behind their plan, but the Environmental Analysis on it, released for public review, sadly has several major flaws in evaluating the impact to Bald Eagles. 
     Major issues with the FS Environmental Analysis regarding theEagles are: 1) One of
the trails, planned to be moved, currently goes nicely around the eagle nesting area -- but the new location for that trail would run straight through the eagle nesting habitat.  And it appears that the plan will also allow e-bikes on that trail. That much activity nearby may cause them to find a new nesting site. 2) The plan assumes that the nesting season starts in early January, just as the eggs are laid, and proposes for work to be done near the nest right up until that moment. Anyone watching the camera knows that the nesting season starts with courtship and nest building activities in October, just as it has done this week. If trail-building, prescribed fires and mechanical clearing are done right up to January, Jackie and Shadow might not lay eggs at all and possibly abandon the area. 3) The plans for working around roosting areas are based on mappings of roosting areas done nearly 30 years ago and updated 11 years ago—nothing current. It is an inaccurate assumption to say the eagles roost in the same places all these years later. This data must be updated to the current situation before the plans to lessen impact can be properly made and evaluated.
     If you would like to review the analysis yourself, you can find the supporting documents here:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?proj...

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Learn more on how you can help➡https://friendsofbigbearvalley.org/
https://www.friendsofbigbearvalley.org/jackie-shadow-lawsuit/
https://www.friendsofbigbearvalley.org/environmental-watch/action-needed/
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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #65 on: December 05, 2021, 09:39:45 PM »

Big Bear Eagle cam home of Jackie & Shadow

Work work work...


Shadow tests the bowl after Jackie leaves... perfect fit!!

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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #66 on: January 12, 2022, 02:30:44 AM »

Big Bear California Bald Eagles home of Jackie & Shadow

Shadow testing out the nest bowl, Jackie comes in to supervise ;)


Beautiful Jackie testing out the bowl before they turn in for the evening... watch where you are going Shadow!
« Last Edit: January 12, 2022, 02:32:22 AM by LORIDAVIS »
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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #67 on: January 19, 2022, 12:09:14 PM »

Big Bear Bald Eagles home of Jackie & Shadow  ***Egg watch***
 
Jackie testing the nest bowl just now 💜


Jackie looking for Shadow...
"Where is that man, we have final touches to do today to this nest"!!! 
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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #68 on: January 26, 2022, 02:00:39 AM »

tried to post this at 545... here goes...
Big Bear Bald Eagles Home of Jackie & Shadow
I think Jackie is in labor!!! this will be egg #2❤
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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #69 on: January 26, 2022, 02:00:58 AM »

Congratulations Big Bear Bald Eagles home of Jackie & Shadow second egg today!!! 


Second egg laid at exact same time as the first! ❤
​🥚Egg1 is laid 1/22 15:43, Egg2 is laid 1/25 15:43.
​Pip watch begins on 2/26.  Jackie loves being a Mom. Here's to a beautiful successful season Jackie & Shadow.prayers 4 u💞


Youtube cam https://youtu.be/B4-L2nfGcuE
Wide View Cam: https://youtu.be/Xx0nese3zL8
« Last Edit: January 26, 2022, 02:05:35 AM by LORIDAVIS »
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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #70 on: February 23, 2022, 07:44:27 AM »

Hatch watch is Friday!!:)
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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #71 on: March 03, 2022, 07:55:14 PM »


Big Bear Eagles home of Jackie & Shadow, Big Bear California first hatch!!

Jackie & Shadow... the Beakersons in nest time negotiations!


Welcome to the world!  Somebody is saying hi!!It's  6 seconds long, watch at the end little one waving💜


Little one trying their best to hatch...


Jackie says... "no pictures please"!

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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #72 on: March 13, 2022, 04:09:27 AM »

A HUGE Thank you to everyone in the forum who took the time submitting comments to the Forest Service last October regarding saving Big Bear Eagles Jackie & Shadow's nesting neighborhood from housing development. This would ultimately cause our Eagle family to abandon their nest and leave the area. 
Great news update from FOBBV Friends of Big Bear Valley's legal action below...



3/12/2022 via Facebook
Friends of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Eagle Nest Cam
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Besides having an awesome baby chick to show off to the world, Jackie and Shadow would like to announce some other great news!
      —Friends of Big Bear Valley WON the legal action they filed against the County for approving the Moon Camp housing development without sufficient environmental analysis. With the court’s ruling, the County’s approval of this development must be withdrawn until further environmental analysis is done.
.      This controversial project, a 50-home luxury housing development, was planned for a now beautifully forested 64 acres less than a mile from Jackie and Shadow’s nest! This area currently serves as foraging habitat for Jackie and Shadow to be able to feed their new little chick. The site is so close it can be seen in the background from the nest camera.
.      Besides being habitat for our bald eagles, a fully protected species under California law, this land also hosts other protected species, such as the San Bernardino flying squirrel and rare plant species. The court ruling stated that the environmental study for the development failed to consider wildfire evacuation conditions and did not mitigate the project’s harms to the ash-grey paintbrush and pebble plain habitat, a habitat and species that exist only in Big Bear Valley, and nowhere else in the world.
.      Friends of Big Bear Valley was joined by 2 other conservation groups—the Center for Biological Diversity and the San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society—in filing this action. We would like to thank everyone involved, including our awesome environmental attorneys at the law office of Babak Naficy.
.      What’s next?
– the developer could file an appeal to this ruling (we will know in the next few weeks whether this happens)
-- the developer could re-do the environmental impact report to include the analyses that the court says are missing and request a new project approval from the County
.      Friends of Big Bear Valley has been working in the background on a third option…
-- having the land purchased for conservation.
We have been diligently working on this option for the past year and will continue pushing forward with this ongoing process. We will give more details as we are able, but please focus lots of good wishes on this option coming to fruition.
.      Huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to and supported us in this work to stop this development. We are very grateful to each and every one of you!
Sandy
PS, for anyone interested in more, you can check our website about the legal action https://www.friendsofbigbearvalley.org/jackie-shadow.../ and here is a link to the press release sent out by the Center for Biological Diversity: https://biologicaldiversity.org/.../california-court.../
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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #73 on: April 11, 2022, 03:38:36 PM »

Big Bear Bald Eagles home of Jackie, Shadow and little one Spirit 




pinfeathers ;D ;D ;D


yea, i can do the heraldic better than you can  ;D


Spirit and mom jackie on night cam teaching little one how to preen


Good morning beautiful big bear ;D mom and Spirit waiting for dad to bring breakfish 


Spirit is learning to stand and walk ;D

photos via hancockwildlife.org courtesy FOBBV
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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #74 on: April 13, 2022, 11:36:16 AM »

Lori,  I'm just starting to follow this nest.  I appreciate the earlier post about the history of the housing development proposal.  Let's hope the good news prevails for the future.  Thanks for your updates.