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            Sydney Sea-Eagles - History

2009

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There has been a White-bellied Sea-Eagle nest in the woodland for many years with a succession of eagle pairs renovating the nest in the breeding season. Historic observations go back to at least 1991. For information about what has happened so far look at our News page.

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2009:   In 2009, the current pair of Sea-Eagles began nest renovation again and the first camera a low resolution analogue CCTV camera was installed by BirdLife Australia, Southern NSW, volunteers. They were able to record nesting behaviour until the camera was invaded by small black ants who made a nest in the camera and lens and finally stopped the camera from working. Observations continued from a hide and from another anaalogue CCTV camera mounted on a tripod at ground level. There were two chicks hatched, though one died early in the nest. We don't know what caused this chick to die. The stronger eaglet grew to leave the nest, fledging in mid October. Again, it left the area later and it was not possible to follow its progress.

Eagle chick 3 weeks old     Two chicks about 5 weeks old
            Chick 3 weeks old 2009                                Two chicks about 5 weeks old
 
Eagle chick just after fledge     Male delivering food to a 12 week old eaglet 2009
                   Chick just after fledge                      Male delivering food to a 12 week old eaglet
 
Male Female and chick on branch     Eagle and Camera
         Family snap                                                    Male Eagle and the Camera

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