Eagles Blog

Eagles Are In The Area – Oops, Now One’s in the Nest!!

November 23, 2015 by Rick Cunningham

We are continuing to get frequent reports of two bald eagles in the area.

And on Sunday 11/22 one finally visited the nest and spent nearly 10 minutes in the nest. It looked like it was enjoying the view. An alert viewer was captured this video and posted it on our Facebook page. We might just have to zoom out the approach cam to keep the whole bird in the frame. Let’s hope we see more of this magnificent bird!

This is a video from the approach cam – Camera 2.


Chris Steigleman On Sustainability at TLC

December 19, 2014 by Rick Cunningham



Here’s a “radio” interview with TLC’s own Chris Steigelman on The Golf Course Industry website speaking to the TLC’s sustainability efforts, which includes our Bird Cam project. Thanks to Skidaway Audubon and TLC’s efforts in this area, our courses are all certified under the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses!




Beth Roth’s Oct 30 Newsletter

November 3, 2014 by Rick Cunningham

Hooded Merganser Pair2-1Today the first male Hoodie was seen where it usually shows up first…in the Seawatch area of Delegal Rd. If you make a right on Seawatch and then your next right…the lagoon on the left is where it often shows up first. The lagoons on either side are good for hoodies and as the season goes on..other ducks. The slightly more southern lagoon (on the left) often gets Bufflehead and some other interesting species. Click on the picture on the right – male and female Hooded Mergansers from last year.
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An Indentation in the Nest?

November 1, 2014 by Rick Cunningham

A coEagle Nest 2014-10-28 at 6.51.23 PMuple of people have noticed a bit of an indentation in the nest, which in the image on the right is a bit obscured by the video pause icon in the middle of the screen. This image was captured from the nest camera at about 5:00 pm on Oct 30. The image below was captured on Oct 4.

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Seen the Eagles?

October 27, 2014 by Rick Cunningham

Screen Shot 2014-10-27 at 5.26.32 PMThis is your site, made possible by donations from so many island residents. Please feel free to comment on any of the postings on the site. Also, if you’ve got some info on our eagles, or any of our avian neighbors, please tell us.
You can always send an email to us at: savannah.eaglecam@gmail.com

By the way, did you know we also have a Facebook page? See the link at the bottom of the page for that and our Twitter Feed. We will try to use all three of these, but everyone’s a bit new at this stuff and as we begin to find out what works, we will adapt. Bear with us, and if you have any ideas, please tell us!

And if you have seen birds in the area or have current photos post them on our Facebook page or use our Twitter feed.

Our eagles in 2013

October 24, 2014 by Dot Bambach

Nesting in 2013

Nesting in 2013

Over the summer cameras were installed above the eagle’s nest in a tree on Palmetto #14 where, for the past two years, a pair of bald eagles have nested and fledged one or two eaglets each year. The image on the right shows a parent and a fledgling in 2013. (Click on the image to see it enlarged to full screen, and click a second time to see it full sized – thanks to Patty Frothingham for her great images)

The decision to go forward with the nest cam was based on a 90% probability that the birds would return to the nest again this year. Good odds but not perfect.

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Some shots from our 2014 Fledglings

October 5, 2014 by Rick Cunningham

Patty Frothingham got these photos on a gray day in March 2014. She was strapped for time and couldn’t wait for better shots, so they are a little dark. But this gives us a good idea of what we hope to be seeing this coming March. Thanks Patty!
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The Eagle has Landed!

September 16, 2014 by Rick Cunningham

Chris Steigelman, Director of Golf Maintenance SouthOne of the Eagles just came by for TLC, has just reported that “I saw the eagle perched in his usual tree about 100 yards away from the nest this morning” Take a look!



Cornell’s Charles Eldermire Shares Pics and Video of Installation

September 9, 2014 by Rick Cunningham

Charles Eldermire, Bird Cams Project Leader of the Cornell Lab of

Cameras Set To Go

Cameras Set To Go

Cornell Lab of Ornithology was on hand assisting in the installation of our cameras and got some great shots as well as video which he has generously shared with us. Check out all his photos at this Google+ page.

And if you want to know a LOT more about how bird cams work, from conception to planning, to installation, to monitoring and maintenance, you can watch this hour long video of a lecture by Charles on the bird cam project at Cornell. That sounds like a long video to watch, but if you every watch a DVD movie, this is way more interesting than most!

Tim Sears’ Camera Installations Highlighted by UTSanDiego

September 9, 2014 by Rick Cunningham

Tim and Tiffany Sears, our world class camera installers, were highlighted in this recent press from UTSanDiego!

Portrait of Tiffany and Tim Sears with monitors displaying their live web cam views of bears at Brooks Falls at Katmai National Park in Alaska, at left, and ospreys at Hog Island in Bremen, Maine. — Charlie Neuman UTSanDiego

Portrait of Tiffany and Tim Sears with monitors displaying their live web cam views of bears at Brooks Falls at Katmai National Park in Alaska, at left, and ospreys at Hog Island in Bremen, Maine. — Charlie Neuman UTSanDiego


 — Comedians joke about the popularity of cat videos on YouTube, but Tim and Tiffany Sears have discovered there’s a huge and hungry audience online for wildlife and nature footage.

For the past 3 1/2 years, the Solana Beach couple has traveled the world installing remote wildlife and nature cameras that stream high-definition video online. … read more


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