Doug Carrick’s Hornby Island Eagle cam

by Laurie McAndish King on April 28, 2010

Thanks to Jane Wright for this link to Doug Carrick’s Hornby Island Eagle cam. Jane says, “Warning … this is addictive. The parents are talking to the eggs and you can hear the eggs peeping back. The eagles will likely hatch this morning.” Wow; I’m watching!

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Laurie McAndish King April 30, 2010 at 11:03 am

The first chick hatched either Wednesday night (April 28th) or Thursday morning. Friday (April 29) morning I watched as one parent flew in with a fish. The other parent tried to feed the chick: at first it seemed quizzical or confused (maybe it is a first-time parent?), then it pulled a very small piece of the fish off—more like a thread than a piece—and fed it to the chick. The parent’s beak seemed huge in comparison to the chick, and I was amazed that the two could manage the mechanical process of feeding/being fed.

Feel free to add your comments and observations.

Laurie McAndish King April 30, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Friday at 5:50 p.m.: One little eaglet, one egg. The chick is a tiny grey fuzzball, with stubby wings that look like penguin wings. The parent is feeding the chick such teensy pieces of food that I can’t even see them, but the chick seems happy to get them. I am amazed by the parent’s gentleness and patience.

Erika Hritzuk April 17, 2011 at 10:53 am

Hi I live in saskachewan so it is Sunday April 17 2011 and it is 11:48. I just remembered that you have this webcan so ii come to it. I watched it last year. I was woundering if the eagles have laid there eggs yet? I have an other queston have you ever ha to replace the cams because the eagles have pecked at them?

Laurie McAndish King April 18, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Great question! I don’t actually manage the webcam; I just linked to it from this site. I, too, wonder whether the eagles ever peck at the camera.

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