Bald Eagles on Santa Cruz Island

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At Fraser Point on Santa Cruz Island are nesting bald eagles. You can view them through

This camera is about 20m from the Fraser Point Bald Eagle nest that was discovered in 2017 after their previous nest fell out of the tree. The female (A-46) hatched at the Pelican Harbor nest on Santa Cruz Island in 2006. She was the first known bald eagle to hatch on the Channel Islands since 1950. The male, A-64, is her brother and hatched at the Pelican Harbor nest in 2008. He was knocked out of the nest by a subadult eagle and had a puncture in his beak.

After being treated at a veterinarians, he was released back on Santa Cruz from a hacking tower. This pair has been breeding since 2012 and successfully raised 3 chicks at this nest in 2017 EXPLORE is the largest live nature cam network on the planet. We bring nature to you, raw, unscripted, and unedited.

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Minibeast Feb 02, 2021 09:58 PM
Bald Eagles on Santa Cruz Island

Too funny. I was looking at this Bald eagle (#66) video and thinking " How cool -----Here I am watching an eagle LIVE and at 10 o'clock at night." I had taken out my earbuds while reading Edhat. Enjoying this video, with the eagle awake and moving around, and suddenly thought I heard the very faint sound of crickets outside. Really? Crickets in February and it's 51ºF out? How strange . . . Then I realized the sound was coming from my still plugged in earbuds------FROGS. Now I am watching a Bald eagle live and listening to frogs croaking on Santa Cruz Island. Quite peaceful and enchanting. The internet truly is amazing.

pkww Feb 03, 2021 11:47 AM
Bald Eagles on Santa Cruz Island

Bald eagles eat fish, and their presence dissuades the golden eagles (who used to prey on the foxes) from settling in. SC Island has a fascinating natural history far too extensive for this comment box.

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