Famed Redding Eagles Welcome Two Eaglets to their Nest

The famed Redding eagles have welcomed a new hatch into their Turtle Bay nest along the Sacramento River, with two chiclets recently emerging into the world on the nest’s live camera.

Liberty and Guardian have been well-known residents of Redding, as they together enjoy a nest off Highway 44 along the Sacramento River. Now, they have welcomes two new eaglets to their nest on March 20 and 23. The hatch was caught on the popular live webcam run by the Friends of Redding Eagles:

The famed eagle couple has been quite busy contributing to the eagle population in Northern California over the past 15 years. Since 2007, the couple has successfully hatched 27 eaglets, including four sets of triplets, a rare occasion in the eagle world. Of course, these new eaglets have a lot to endure before becoming full-grown eagles, but this is another great hatch for the nest.

Here’s a list of the hatches since 2007:

  • 2007- 1 Eaglet (not named)
  • 2008- 2 Eaglets “Conehead” & “Freedom”
  • 2009- 3 Eaglets “Spirit” “Hope” & “Freedom”
  • 2010- 3 Eaglets “Peace” “Shasta” & “Justice”
  • 2011- 2 Eaglets “Stormy” & “Windy”
  • 2012- 2 Eaglets “Shasta” & “Lassen”
  • 2013- 0 Eaglets(2 hatchlings were predated upon by intruder eagle)
  • 2014- 0 Eaglets(All 3 eggs failed, 2nd mate Spirit’s 1st year with Lib)
  • 2015- 3 Eaglets “Pi” “Paddy” & “Poppy”
  • 2016- 2 Eaglets “Birdie” & “Bogey” (1st year at alternate Nest Site on Riverview Golf & Country Club).
  • 2017- 1 Eaglet “Solo” deceased at 9 weeks (Liberty laid a 2nd clutch one month after losing her 1st clutch at RV Golf Course Nest & only one egg hatched.)
  • 2018- 2 Eaglets “River” & “Sky” at Riverview Golf Course Nest
  • 2019- 0 Eaglets (Liberty’s Nest & eggs fell in Snowstorm at RV Nest & 2nd mate Spirit disappeared & Liberty paired up with Guardian.)
  • 2020- 1 Eaglet “Hope” back at Turtle Bay Nest (a 2nd eaglet was spotted once from the ground but perished due to unknown cause, no Eaglecam in 2019-2020 Season.)
  • 2021 – 3 Eaglets “Hope” “Glory” and “Rebel”

If you want an up-close look at the daily lives of these eagles, check out their live cam on YouTube:

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