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Nesting Bald Eagles in SW Pennsylvania Live Web Cam

OK, these eagles are nesting 5 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, and the female has laid one egg so far and you can watch this 7/24 at the following address.
 
http://pixcontroller.com/eagles/index.htm

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Re: Nesting Bald Eagles in SW Pennsylvania Live Web Cam (permalink)
I had heard of this one but hadn't found the link yet for it... cool link! Thanks for posting!
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Re: Nesting Bald Eagles in SW Pennsylvania Live Web Cam (permalink)
The web cam is linked to the pair along the Mon River. There is another pair with young old enough to fly right by Oakmont also. We see one of them almost everyday on the job site there. I've seen one as far down as Highland Park, but that's assuming that was one of the Oakmont birds.
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Re: Nesting Bald Eagles in SW Pennsylvania Live Web Cam (permalink)
There is an Osprey nesting down near McKees Rocks on the island. I have a relative that works near there.
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Re: Nesting Bald Eagles in SW Pennsylvania Live Web Cam (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby bcain
I'm not sure the type of raptor that used to live right next to my house in the South Side a few years ago.  During the blizzard of 2010, the church parking lot behind my house had 3-4 areas of pigeon blood stains.  I watched him pick one off in mid air, which was one of the most awesome things that I have ever seen.  He'd hide in/on the church bell tower, and wait for the pigeons to come into his strike zone.  From the time that the Japanese steakhouse opened up, and kicked out the pigeon on a stick truck, the amount of pigeons was getting out of hand.  I'm guessing these bald eagles are benifiting from it as well.  I have to admit, those pigeon kabobs were pretty good.
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Re: Nesting Bald Eagles in SW Pennsylvania Live Web Cam (permalink)
Thanks for the link GTO, been checking the cam every so often.

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Re: Nesting Bald Eagles in SW Pennsylvania Live Web Cam (permalink)
I see mama bird got to defend her nest against a raccoon... hope it doesn't keep coming back now that it knows she is nested there, but wouldn't surprise me if it becomes a problem for the pair.
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Re: Nesting Bald Eagles in SW Pennsylvania Live Web Cam (permalink)
I would bet that the PGC will trap him out of there soon. Although that is natures way,I don't think that they want that on t.v. as it happens.  sam
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Re: Nesting Bald Eagles in SW Pennsylvania Live Web Cam (permalink)
They probably will either put a barrier on the tree or trap them out... I agree that they won't want it on the cam since it is PR for them.  
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Re: Nesting Bald Eagles in SW Pennsylvania Live Web Cam (permalink)
I don't think the GC will get involved any way to protect the nest.
 
They interviewed a game commission officer on the news about that incident and he didn't seem to be to concerned about that raccoon. In fact he said that is quite possible that the 'coon could become the eagle's dinner if it continues to invade the nest.
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Re: Nesting Bald Eagles in SW Pennsylvania Live Web Cam (permalink)
Pork - that was probably a peregrine falcon. there's a number of residents in downtown. they certainly do their best to control the pigeon population. I'm pretty sure bald eagles are mostly fish eaters.
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Re: Nesting Bald Eagles in SW Pennsylvania Live Web Cam (permalink)
Bird dog, you are probably right. I remember a couple years ago there was a web cam that you could watch the Peregrine falcon that was nested on the Pitt cathedral. Awesome birds and a great natural way to eliminate some of the pigeons.
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Re: Nesting Bald Eagles in SW Pennsylvania Live Web Cam (permalink)
here are 2 more links if you haven't found them yet,
 
http://www.pixcontroller.com/WebCam/index.htm
 
this one has 5 cams on one page, the eagle, 2 Pittsburgh falcons, 2 wild live, and one screech owl
 
http://www.pixcontroller.com/WebCam/index.htm
 
this one has 7 cams on one page for screech owls...
 
enjoy
 
if you read about the eagle, they are expecting the 1st egg to hatch around March 26th

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Re: Nesting Bald Eagles in SW Pennsylvania Live Web Cam (permalink)
When i was a student at pitt, i saw the falcon that lived (still lives?) on the cathedral of learning do some serious work on a pigeon up by the peterson events center.  it was real early in the morning and i wasnt quite awake but that woke me up for sure. 
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Re: Nesting Bald Eagles in SW Pennsylvania Live Web Cam (permalink)
I was on a hike a couple weeks ago and we came up on I GIANT nest and seen 3 eagles that we spooked  . This nest is up Moraine state park.   If  walk back to the trail  at the 422 launch, Which will take up back to the old boys scout beech then keep following the trail heading to the 528 bridge it's about half way to the bridge. I think you could see the nest from the marina restaurant, well before the leaves start anyway.
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