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This special page of the British Columbia Wildlife Watch web site has been added to post updates and details of the Bald Eagle nest in Kent, Washington. You can visit the nest live by clicking on "EagleCam2" (the best view) at web cams. A wider view of the nest is via "EagleCam".

A selection of photos taken from the web cam chronicle the main events of the Kent Bald Eagle nest in 2004. The most recent events and photos will be added at the bottom of the "journal". You can go directly to the most recent entry date for the latest news, or just scroll down the page. Pictures from April 9th to May 1st have been added on this update.

FEBRUARY
21  /  23  /  28

MARCH
2  /  3  /  5  /  9  /  10  /  15  /  17*  /  19*  /  28  /  29

    * egg laid

APRIL
6  /  9  /  12  /  21  /  22*  /  23  /  26*  /  30

    * egg hatches

MAY
1

JUNE

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   February 21st
The pair of Bald Eagles is observed at the nest.

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   February 23rd
Each day new nesting material is brought to the nest, beginning with sticks of all sizes and some inner materials.

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   February 28th
More nesting materials are brought to the nest daily, especially softer grasses and mosses.

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   March 2nd
More nesting material has been brought to the nest - compare to the previous two photos.

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   March 3rd
One of the adults is observed eating in the nest - look between the feet.

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   March 5th
Pair of eagles interacting.
Continuing to work on the nest.

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   March 9th
The second egg is laid. Both are seen here between a changing of the guard. Both adults are spending time incubating the eggs.

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   March 10th
An adult moving the eggs around before carefully resting over them, keeping them warm and protected.

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   March 15th
An adult moving the eggs around before carefully resting over them, keeping them warm and protected.

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   March 10th
An adult moving the eggs around before carefully resting over them, keeping them warm and protected.

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   March 17th
The first egg in the nest, viewed here from EagleCam2, was observed on the 17th - it may have been laid on the 16th or 17th. In 2003, the first egg was laid much later, on April 11th.
Another view of the first egg in the nest from "EagleCam". In 2003, the second egg was laid April 14th.

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   March 19th
A second egg was first observed on March 19 - this photo was taken on the 22nd.

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   March 28th
One adult was sitting on the eggs - the other adult arrived and switched places. Both eggs are clearly visible.
Before settling down on the eggs, the second adult checks them out.

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   March 29th
Both eggs are being tended.

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   April 6th
Proudly showing off the two eggs.

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   April 9th
Still tending to two eggs.

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   April 12th
Both adults continuing to switch, each spending time sitting on the eggs.

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   April 21st
Both adults are spending a lot of time this day around the nest - a sure sign that an egg is about to hatch.

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   April 22nd
The first chick arrives - either this day, the 22nd, or late on the 21st.
An adult working to get a small piece of food from something brought to the nest.
Feeding the chick.

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   April 23rd
One chick, one egg to go!

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   April 26th
An early family portrait - 2 adults, two chciks! The second chick may have arrived on either the 25th or 26th.
Both chicks clearly visible.

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   April 30th
Both chicks in the nest being tended to by an adult. Note the lareg branch down on the nest - a result of a major storm that blew through the area.

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   May 1st
Both chicks growing very fast.

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