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Big Bear Eagles Are Trying To Make A Family Despite Raven Interference


FROM THE WEBSITE: Starting a few days before New Year's eve, Jackie has been making a few visits to the nest every day, mostly to sit in the nest bowl. She and Shadow have also been bringing fish to eat at the nest--both of these are definite nesting season behaviors.

The pair of eagles that have made Big Bear Valley their home are back.  They, Shadow & Jackie, have been prepping their nest for the past several months.  Many times a day they bring in twigs and sticks to the nest and each time they rearrange their nest.  On January 6th egg #1 was laid followed by egg #2 on January 9th and egg #3 on January 13th.  Unfortunately eggs #1 and #2 were preyed on by ravens.  Egg #3 some how was broken during the laying process.  In late January during the rain and snow they were still visiting the nest and prepping it, hopefully, for their next clutch.   It is early in the breeding season so there is still a chance Jackie can lay a 2nd clutch in a month or two, though it is not guaranteed.  

The observation of Shadow and Jackie can be followed thanks to the Friends of Big Bear Valley.  The live Eagle camera and sound system is solar powered and runs live stream—available to watch 24/7.   Visit their website:  

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