• Sunken Road

    Shiloh

    National Military Park TN,MS

Shiloh's Eagles

1:03:31 pm 03-18-2011

1:03:31 pm CDT 03-18-2011

The second eaglet has arrived! At 12:35 p.m. March 18th park staff noticed the second egg was considerably cracked, and at approximately 12:38 p.m. the second eaglet made its arrival in the world.

 
03-17-2011 12:25 p.m.

12:25 pm CDT 03-17-2011

NPS Photo

On Thursday, March 17, at approximately 10:10 a.m. the first egg hatched of the 2011 nesting season. The park is patiently waiting for the second egg to hatch.

Be sure to look at the photo gallery below.

 
1:01 pm CST 02/14/2011

1:01 pm CST 02/14/2011

NPS Photo

Shiloh Battlefield's most famous wildlife residents have laid their second egg of the nesting season. The eagle camera system, installed on February 3, 2011, in a tall pine tree overlooking the four-year-old nest, confirmed the presence of two eggs on Friday morning, February 11th. The first egg was laid three days earlier on the morning of Tuesday, February 8th.

Named by park staff after General Ulysses Grant and his wife, Hiram and Julia made their home at Shiloh in the fall of 2007, and have since successfully raised four eaglets on the battlefield. Each year as the size of their nest has increased, it has become more difficult to observe nest activity from the ground. The new eagle cam provides a way to better track this exciting story as it unfolds. In their previous three nesting seasons, Hiram and Julia have always laid two eggs, and this year appears to be no different.

A monitor with live feed from the eagle camera is now accessible to the viewing public in the Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center. This will allow park visitors to monitor the eagles' nesting progress as well. Hiram and Julia will alternate sitting on the eggs until they hatch, which takes around 35 days. The first hatching should take place around the end of the third week in March, as early as the 16th.

A local photographer has chronicled the three years of Hiram and Julia on his website shiloheagles.com and continues to update the site daily.

Park staff will update this page as the nesting process continues.

 

Did You Know?

Shiloh Church

The Battle of Shiloh took its name from a small log church that sat on the battlefield. The original Shiloh Church survived the battle but was destroyed in the weeks after the fight. The church is still an active congregation today.