Jackie Lays first egg of the 2023 nesting season

11 January 2022

Hello Everyone,

I was going to save the news for tomorrow but, I couldn’t. Earlier in the day the eagles had been working on the nest. I commented that when they brought in soft nesting material for the egg bole we could then be watching for an egg. Well guess what?

Jackie brought in the nesting material. Laid down in the nest bole for over an hour and laid her first egg! Wow. It is the first time I have caught her live. What a lovely moment. Congratulations Jackie and Shadow.

Time 1600.

Thanks to FOBBV for the streaming cam where I took my screen captures.


  1. Thanks for the news, Mary Ann! Glad you got to watch it happen!! I had a feeling Jackie would be laying an egg soon as it seems she’s been testing out the nest bowl so much the last couple of days. Hopefully the weather will improve there now – though I remember last year she was buried in snow a couple of times while brooding. It didn’t seem to bother her though. (Actually I worry more about the wind!)

    1. I was just lucky this time. it normally doesn’t happen! When she brought in the nesting material in the afternoon I felt sure it would be another 24 hours. Jackie surprised us all!!!!!!!

  2. Geemeff says:

    Lovely news to find as I went to switch off my phone before bedtime – thanks for sharing 🪺

    1. You are always welcome! Sorry I am behind in answering comments. It is always good to have some good news.

  3. B says:

    Congratulations to Jackie and Shadow ! Looking forward to another season of their super eagle parenting. Thanks again, Mary Ann, for keeping us posted on the wonderful news!

    1. You are always welcome. I am behind in answering comments but it was so exciting to see Jackie lay that egg!!!!!!

  4. Alison says:

    Loved to see the visit from Fiona to congratulate Jackie at 18:09:20.

  5. Linda Kontol says:

    Thanks Mary Ann! Congratulations to them❤️🦅❤️🦅🐣

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