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New Jersey Eagles getting a head start on 2023

November 10th, 2022

by: Larissa Smith, CWF Wildlife Biologist

New Jersey’s eagle chicks were all fledged by the end of July, 2022. It was a successful nesting season for NJ’s eagles with 335 young eagles fledged. The results of the season will be available in December when the annual eagle report is published.

NJ Eagle Project nest monitors have reported that some eagles were seen working on their nests in September. NJ’s pairs don’t migrate and stay in NJ outside of the nesting season though they aren’t as tied to the nest. Each pair is different in when they will start returning and working on their nests for the 2023 season. One pair that is watched by thousands of viewers, is the Duke Farms eagle pair. The pair has been making appearances at the nest, though there are periods where they are not seen at the nest which is normal for this time of year. Nest monitor Diane Cook got this screen shot of both adults at the nest on Tuesday November 8th.

Diane reported the pair spent the night at the nest before flying off in the morning.

In 2022 the female at Duke Farm’s laid the first egg on January 17th, so we’re still over two months away from possible incubation. The majority of NJ’s eagle pairs won’t lay eggs until February.

Duke Farms Eagle Cam

2 Responses to “New Jersey Eagles getting a head start on 2023”

  1. Janice King says:

    I absolutely love this. Growing up (yes, MANY years ago), I was totally mesmerized by the Bald Eagle. Finally, saw one soring very many years ago. To see them regularly now is exhilarating!

    Thank you, Larissa, along with all your volunteers!

  2. Janice King says:

    I absolutely love this. Growing up (yes, MANY years ago), I was mesmerized by the Bald Eagle. Finally, saw one soring very many years ago. To see them regularly now is exhilarating!

    Thank you, Larissa, along with all your volunteers!

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