Mrs. Jefferson & Isaiah

Mrs. Jefferson & Isaiah (MJ & I) have hatched and raised numerous young as a part of the AEF’s Captive Breeding and Hacking programs. They have also been wonderful foster parents.

Mrs. Jefferson & Isaiah successfully raised their 16th eaglet this season. The eagle was named Sequoyah by Eagle Nest Cam Education & Policy Coordinator Crystal Slusher, in honor of her Mom, Mae Shiflett, who recently passed. Sequoyah weighed 8.59 pounds when released from AEF’s Hack Tower on Douglas Lake July 18, 2018, and was wearing Patagial tag M18. We cannot be absolutely certain as to Sequoyah’s sex, as no blood sample was taken, but measurements strongly suggest a male. Sequoyah was eager to leave the enclosure, and soared beautifully out of the gate before the bars had fully raised. Making a beautiful first flight, Sequoyah landed safely in a tree. Videos and photos are available here.

Glenda & Grant

Glenda & Grant are permanently disabled, non-releasable Bald Eagles that were transferred to the American Eagle Foundation in Pigeon Forge. Both Glenda and Grant were residents in our Pick-a-Mate section. Last year, it was observed that they had developed an attraction for each other. Following that observation, Glenda and Grant were removed from the Pick-a-Mate section and placed in their own private compartment on the mountain. It is hoped they will become a breeding pair! Their neighbors to the right are Isaiah and Mrs. Jefferson, and the Pick-a-Mate residents are on the left.

In their first season together, Glenda and Grant had two eggs, laid on March 11 and March 14. Unfortunately, neither egg was viable. Although we are saddened by the ending to their first nesting season, we are confident they have the instincts to be parents and look forward to their next nesting season

Feeding the Eagles

Fresh food (quail, fish, rats) is delivered daily to the eagles by AEF caregivers and left at the bottom of the hill; the parent eagles choose what they want, and then bring it back to the nest to feed themselves and their eaglets. There is also a bathing/watering tub at the same location, which the eagles often enjoy.

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