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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #75 on: January 12, 2023, 01:33:08 PM »

FIRST EGG
January 12, 2023

Jackie's first egg
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« Reply #76 on: January 15, 2023, 03:34:22 AM »

EGG 2
January 14, 2023

JACKIE LAYS EGG#2 IN THE SNOW!

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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #77 on: January 16, 2023, 09:41:57 AM »

January 16, 2023
LIVE CAM
Jackie eas buried in snow this morning
Cam went out briefly, its back again
https://youtu.be/B4-L2nfGcuE

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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #78 on: February 13, 2023, 08:56:03 AM »

Big Bear Bald Eagles home of Jackie & Shadow

Pip watch begins on 2/15. Jackie & Shadow had spent long periods of time away from the nest for the first time yesterday, so hoping we have some little ones in there moving around. ((prayers for little ones))💜 The 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. Egg1 was laid 1/11. Egg2 was laid during a winter storm 1/14.

Shadow  ;D ;D ;D



FOBBV CAM🦅O Fluffy Day!2023-02-09 https://youtu.be/0XJ631Lq8Ws via cali condor

FOBBV CAM🦅Shadow Clearly Had His Coffee This Morning2023-02-08 https://youtu.be/Im4ogisHx-w via cali condor

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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #79 on: February 19, 2023, 11:01:57 AM »

NO HATCH YET
Feb 19, 2023

https://youtu.be/B4-L2nfGcuE

9.30 am and both eagles gone.
I hear the ravens.
Will they eat these eggs?
The egg on the right is hatching.


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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #80 on: February 23, 2023, 01:26:16 PM »

WINTERRRR izz BACK!!!
Feb. 23, 2023
Eagle is BURIED in a ton of fluffy white beautiful deep snow!
AND THATs CALIFORNIA!

The only boxs busy across America today has been the hawks.
Snow snow snow - MN cliff cam is solid ICE!

Where's Phil!

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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #81 on: March 06, 2023, 12:06:20 PM »

Big Bear Bald Eagle Cam  home of Jackie & Shadow

Jackie & Shadow have "discussions" as Jackie has apparently given up on the fact that her eggs will not be hatching this season, Shadow has not given up.  Bless his heart! ((Shadow))  Jackie makes it clear to Shadow that they need to move on and maybe do some "bonding" for a second clutch ;) Love you Jackie & Shadow...
Jackie & Shadow will be featured on the NCIS TV show!  See below in red... for date and time.💜

3-4-2023 Serious Discussions…Plus A BIG ANNOUNCEMENThttps://youtu.be/BtCFzNMhJQQ via FOBBV
Jackie seems to have accepted that these eggs are not going to hatch.
Yesterday, she made a midday visit to the nest for some leftover frozen lunch, but did not sit on the eggs all day.
As has happened in the past, Shadow seems more reluctant to let go. He sat a few times on the nest, but was in and out, like he couldn’t make up his mind. He left the eggs alone for a few hours…
…then apparently couldn’t handle leaving them by themselves all night. He returned last night after dark to incubate the eggs again. Shortly after he settled in, Jackie arrived. They had a loud, serious back and forth discussion. After what sounded like an intense argument, and then some begging from Jackie, Shadow got up and flew off the front porch.
Jackie acted a bit unsure about getting into the nest bowl, then finally moved in and sat on the eggs…but she only stayed put for 3 minutes. She got up and flew off the back porch toward Shadow on a nearby roost tree. As soon as she left the nest, Shadow started chortling from the roost tree, sounding upset. They argued back and forth again. Within a minute of them finishing that discussion, Shadow arrived back on the nest and took over sitting on the eggs for the night.
It seems that Jackie, as she has done in the past, was working to get Shadow to accept what was happening with the eggs. Since she only stayed a few minutes, she may have only come in to sit on the eggs so that Shadow would leave. When she left, Shadow’s loud and immediate reaction, then lots of intense chortling back and forth seemed again like an argument. Apparently, Shadow did not agree with her decision to leave the eggs. To fix it, he came to the nest immediately to sit on the eggs himself. He spent the whole night on the nest, leaving about 4:30 this morning. So, in spite of what Jackie may have wanted, he did what he needed to do. 
Today, it seems that Jackie finally convinced him to accept what was happening—neither of them visited the nest or sat on the eggs all day.
From here, we will see what happens with the eggs. It is possible that a raven or other predator might get them. It is possible that they get buried into the nest if Jackie and Shadow start bringing sticks. It is possible that Fiona (the flying squirrel who visits the nest at night) will try to carry them away—she has tried in the past, but the eggs were way too big for her to pick up.
…we will also watch to see what happens with laying new eggs. It is possible that Jackie will lay another clutch of eggs. Bald eagles normally lay one clutch per year, but when something happens to the first eggs, they sometimes lay a second clutch. Jackie has done this in the past and has laid eggs as late as March. Jackie and Shadow were viewed mating since these original eggs were laid, so anything is possible. As always, they and mother nature get to determine what happens from here.
Thank you all for your patience and your continued curiosity and willingness to learn as we watch to see what they teach us next.
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT…Jackie and Shadow are about to become genuine Movie Stars! They and their nest are being featured in an upcoming episode of the TV show NCIS! The episode will air at 9 pm on Monday, March 13 on CBS. Be sure to check them out in their fun new roles.
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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #82 on: March 06, 2023, 12:11:40 PM »

Big Bear Bald Eagle Cam home of Jackie & Shadow💜
Hi, I wanted to post this article via USA today (some of us are not able to view it) however, see link on bottom...
 Our Beautiful Jackie is fierce, strong, resilient, brave and determined (oh and bossy).  ;D  She reminds me of our dear Decorah Mom, Harriet & Ma Berry as well as all of our bald eagles across the world.  We love you Jackie!!


Highs, lows and heartbreak: How a pair of California eagles developed a worldwide fanbase March 5 2023 via USA TODAY
In more than 10 years in Big Bear Valley, Jackie has lost about a dozen eggs and eaglets, raised three hatchlings, fallen for two mates, braved blizzards and fought off countless enemies


As a blizzard rolled in to Southern California's Big Bear Valley late last month, Jackie the bald eagle was doing what any caring mother would: protecting her children at all costs.

Jackie sat atop her two eggs for hours at a time, keeping watch so long that the falling snow blanketed everything but the faintest outline of her beak and tail. The attentive mama would doze off, get up to shake off the snow, check on the eggs and then nestle back down on them. (Her record is 27 hours.)

As Jackie faithfully cared for the eggs, her global fan base watched closely via a crystal-clear webcam that has been documenting her daily life since 2016.
The camera has captured the highs and lows of life as an American bald eagle. In more than 10 years in Big Bear Valley, Jackie has lost about a dozen eggs and eaglets, raised three hatchlings, fallen for two mates, braved blizzards and fought off countless enemies.
Most recently, Jackie has been struggling with her latest heartbreak.

A star is born
Jackie became the first eaglet hatched in Big Bear Valley in 2012, according to Friends of Big Bear Valley, a preservation group that operates Jackie's webcam and meticulously documents her life and that of her trusty mate, Shadow.

Jackie's parents, Ricky and Lucy, became the first known adult eagles who decided to stay in Big Bear Valley, which until then had only been a part-time winter destination for the species.

Big Bear resident Sandy Steers lives only a half-mile from where Jackie was born and watched her grow up from a distance.
"You could see her practicing flying, you could see them (Lucy and Ricky) bringing her food," Steers said. "I stood there for hours every day just watching because I was fascinated. That got me hooked and then I just wanted to see more."
That's when Steers and U.S. Forest Service employee got the idea to put up a webcam. It took two years to raise the $10,000 needed to buy and install the solar-powered camera, which sits 120 feet off the forest floor. 



Finding fame
Jackie lived in relative eagle obscurity before the webcam was installed. Now her YouTube page and a daily live chat require multiple moderators, who hail from Florida, Nebraska, Arizona and the Netherlands, reflecting Jackie's global fan base.

Jackie's popularity also has been bolstered by a Facebook page that has more than a half million followers who enjoy video highlights and regular, detailed updates.
In 2017, the camera captured Jackie's first romance. As thousands watched, she mated with an eagle named Mr. B, and the couple's eggs hatched in 2018.

In 2019 Shadow & Jackies little one ((Cookie)) died after a 24-hour rainstorm but the other, named Stormy, survived and left Big Bear that summer.


Soon after, a new male came to town, chased off Mr. B and stole Jackie's heart.
The interloper, Shadow, and Jackie have been together ever since, producing at least 11 eggs. Only two have survived: Simba and Spirit.
Who's the boss? Anyone who watches the eagle cam for even a few hours will quickly begin to observe the birds' many quirks. Personality wise, Jackie is definitely the boss. "She's very determined, very serious, and she expects to get her way," Steers said.



Jackie is also also bigger than Shadow and the main defender of the nest, which has to be guarded from ravens and other predators who would eat the couple's eggs. Though Shadow has to weather Jackie's moods, he's her perfect match. Unlike Mr. B.
"She bossed Mr. B around like crazy and he was kind of wimpy," Steers said. "But Shadow kind of stands up to her sometimes, and she seems to like that better."

A heartbreak and some hope
Since mid-January, Jackie and Shadow's followers have been excited for their two new eggs, tuning in to watch them dote over the future eaglets.
A Facebook post last week broke the bad news about the eggs, now many days overdue.
"It appears now that Jackie and Shadow’s eggs are not going to hatch," Tuesday's post said. "We cannot know exactly why — they could have not been fertilized, or could have stopped developing somewhere along the process ... We will simply trust that nature knows best what it is doing and why."
One fan wrote that she was "heartbroken for these two loving and dedicated eagle parents."
"I love these two and my heart just breaks for them," another user wrote. "All the hard time laying on the nest through all this bad weather and never giving up. Bless them."

As of Saturday, Jackie and Shadow were still dutifully caring for the eggs, though they've started leaving them unattended for hours at times.


Based on their previous behavior with eggs that never hatched, Jackie and Shadow may continue to care for the eggs for several weeks before giving up, Steers said.
Although it's a big blow both to the eagle parents and their followers, there's still hope for eaglets this year, Steers said.
The couple have mated recently and still have time to lay more eggs, a possibility that will be closely monitored by their followers.

"Thankfully Jackie and Shadow still have many years of being able to hatch eggs!" one fan wrote on Facebook. "Looking forward to continuing to watch them."


article via USA TODAY March 5th 2023 https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/animalkind/2023/03/05/big-bear-bald-eagle-live-nest-cam/11377425002/

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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #83 on: March 06, 2023, 12:31:06 PM »

O LORI - GOOD JOB
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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #84 on: November 25, 2023, 02:48:57 PM »

November 25, 2023
Beautifuil eagle

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This cam has CHAT
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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #85 on: December 23, 2023, 04:09:44 PM »

December 23, 2023
BOTH eagles in nest awhile today.
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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #86 on: January 26, 2024, 03:58:44 AM »

EGG
Jan 25, 2024
First egg for Jackie and Shadow

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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #87 on: January 26, 2024, 03:44:22 PM »

Hey Shep!  So happy!

Happy days!!!! 
Big Bear Eagle Cam we have an egg!!!!  Congrats Shadow and the lovely Miss Jackie!!
Shadow brought Jackie a fish 🐟


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Re: Big Bear Lake Bald Eagles
« Reply #88 on: January 28, 2024, 04:05:15 AM »

EGG 2
January 28, 2024
https://youtu.be/ECxeFDokrCs

Looks like he's trying to feed the egg!

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« Reply #89 on: February 01, 2024, 03:34:16 AM »

3 EGGS
Jan 31, 2024
Jackie and Shadow have 3 eggs.
I hope the crows dont get them again.

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