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Three Bridges Eagle Cam Nesting Season Update Archives / 2021-22

These are updates that were posted during the 2021-22 nesting season on the Three Bridges Eagle Cam webpage.

The Three Bridges eagle cam was deactivated for the season on March 31st at 5pm.

Thank you to everyone who has supported and viewed this eagle cam!

March 9th, 2022

It looks like the Three Bridges pair has chosen another location to nest this season. The camera still captures some interesting wildlife. On Monday March 7th there was alot of activity at the nest platform; a pair of mating kestrels, an adult and an immature eagle both visited the nest platform. The camera will be turned off the end of March if there continues to be no nesting activity.

Image of March 7th, 2022March 7th, 2022Image of March 7th, 2022. Immature eagle visits nest platformMarch 7th, 2022. Immature eagle visits nest platformImage of March 7th, 2022: American Kestrels matingMarch 7th, 2022: American Kestrels mating

February 25th

No eggs have been laid at the nest and the eagles are being seen infrequently. There is a strong possibility that the pair is nesting in another location. Yesterday 2/24/22 an adult eagle was seen on the cam and one was even defending the nest from a red-tailed hawk. If the pair is nesting somewhere else, then they could still consider the tower their territory. We don't know for certain if this eagle was from the 3B pair. We will have to wait and see what happens over the next few weeks.

Image of 2_24_22; eagle defends nest from hawk2_24_22; eagle defends nest from hawk

February 17th

After not being seen on the cam for a week, the pair showed up early this morning. They mated twice and worked on the nest. They were there for a little over an hour. Hopefully we'll see them more over the next few days as they get closer to laying eggs.

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February 10th

On Tuesday February 8th the Three Bridges pair brought grass to the nest and mated several times. But were not seen at the nest on Wednesday or Thursday. We are still two weeks out from when they laid eggs in 2021.

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January 28

eagle project volunteer Diane Cook, put together this video from earlier today, showing an adult flying and perched at the tower.

The Three Bridges eagle monitors have been kept busy the past few weeks. The pair has made only a few appearances on the nest cam. There is another nest in the area and eagles have been seen at that nest.

We aren't sure if the Three Bridges pair is the pair seen on the second nest or not. The nest monitors report seeing other eagles both adults and immatures in the area. Nest monitor Mary Ellen Hill got this photo of an adult with a pheasant near the second nest.

Image of January 25, 2022 by Mary Ellen HillJanuary 25, 2022 by Mary Ellen Hill

Last season the Three Bridges pair didn' start incubating until Feb. 24th. If they are on the same schedule this season then we are still a few weeks away from egg laying. Two adults were seen on the eagle cam Jan. 27th.

Image of January 27, 2022January 27, 2022

Jan. 9

Diane Cook captured these screenshots this morning of the pair in front of a beautiful sunrise and mating.

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Jan. 8

An American Kestrel has been seen perched on the tower. Yesterday Mary Ellen Hill captured this screenshot of the Kestrel and eagle perched very close together.

Image of January 8, 2022January 8, 2022

Dec. 15

Image of 3 bridges sunrise 12-15-21

The live stream began shortly before 7:00am. Viewers were greeted by a beautiful sunrise.

Dec. 13

We're proud to annouce a new feature for Three Bridges Eagle Cam fans to connect and learn from each other. Viewers will be able to chat with other viewers from around the world about this nest and bald eagle management in New Jersey. This feature is being made possible with support from PSE&G and our Bald Eagle Project volunteers, who will act as moderators. Chat will be available when eagles are more active and moderators are available to participate in the live chat. Our goal is to ensure that chat remains a friendly place for viewers to be able to share their thoughts and encourage all to read our live chat policy for commenting.

Dec 8

The new live stream is set to begin on Dec. 15 at 7am. You can read more on the Conserve Wildlife Blog.