Bald Eagle Cam
On Monday, Jan. 21, the Lake Pleasant bald eagle pair laid their first egg of the season. Three days later, the egg was eaten by a pair of ravens that descended on the nest while the parents left for several minutes. A second egg was laid the next day at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.
Although video footage taken from the nest wasn’t definitive, it appears the second egg may have been eaten or damaged by a ringtail that was seen in the nest the evening of Jan. 29 or early Jan. 30.
As of Feb. 12, the birds continue to be seen on the nest at various times of the day, feeding and adjusting nesting material. Being that bald eagles can lay upwards of four eggs per clutch, it’s possible additional eggs may be laid before the breeding and nesting season ends in late March.
A third egg was laid on Thursday, Feb. 21 but was eaten by ravens two days later. The female laid a fourth egg on Sunday evening, Feb. 24. This time it appears the young male eagle is learning to share responsibilities for incubation and for defending the nest from ravens or other predators.
See the egg in the nest – Facebook post
Bald eagles nest playlist – Videos of some of the activity in the nest.
Lake Pleasant Bald Eagle Camera
The Arizona Game and Fish Department welcomes you to its bald eagle nest cam. This live-streaming camera provides an unedited glimpse of nature in all its beauty and cruelness. As with nature, viewers may witness a variety of behaviors that may seem cruel, such as feeding on other wild animals, so viewer discretion is advised.
During this breeding season eggs may be laid and hatched at different times. That can lead to aggressive interactions between growing siblings and can result in injury or death within the nest. Furthermore, the Arizona Game and Fish Department likely will not intervene with the nest if and when problems arise. The department may also choose to temporarily interrupt the live-stream, if needed.
An intimate view into the lives of wildlife is a rare privilege and we hope you enjoy and learn from this experience. For questions about the web camera, e-mail to email@example.com
About Lake Pleasant Bald Eagles
A suspected bald eagle nest was first documented at Lake Pleasant in 1979, which was followed with the first nesting attempt in 1984. Unfortunately, the eagle pair was unsuccessful in producing young until 1993 when the New Waddell Dam was constructed. Since then, as of the 2018 breeding season, 28 young have survived to take their first flight, known as fledging.
Bald Eagle Cam Funding
The Arizona Game and Fish Department Lake Pleasant bald eagle live-streaming camera is funded through Heritage and Pittman Robertson funds, the Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee and public donations.
The camera stream was made possible through permitting and coordination with Arizona State Land Department, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation and the Salt River Project.
If you enjoy this streaming video, help support it and other wildlife viewing program activities by making a donation.