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Eagle Fight April 2 2011(Press play)

2011 BLOG

2011 Bill Lewis Gallery


Hiram's Fly-in


2010 Blog


"The Feeding" Slideshow


Low-Fly Zone Slideshow

It is our desire that many of the visitors who have expressed a desire to know about the history, progress and future of the Shiloh eagles will have a place to learn and be amazed at these eagles.

This web site would not be possible without the kindness, cooperation and knowledgeable staffing of the Shiloh National Park. Every staff person who has permitted us access, given us information and history and maintained the location deserves our sincere gratitude and respect. Thanks to all in particular, Mr. Woody Harrell, Park Superintendent, Mr. Stacy Allen, Chief Park Ranger, and each and every officer of the Park staff.

Please, enjoy the site, but do not copy, reproduce, download or transmit any of the images contained in shiloheagles.com without the express written permission of the owner. I really can't keep you from it, but it's just a courtesy.

Thanks again for visiting.

Sincerely,

Jay Turner


History of Hiram and Julia

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The Shiloh National Military Park which is situated along the Tennessee River in Hardin County Tennessee, is the location of one of the most important battles of the American Civil War.  The Cemetery there is the final resting place for 4000 soldiers and family.  In 2007, Diane Allen, wife of Chief Ranger Stacy Allen noticed something out of the ordinary. Eagles. Ordinarily this might not have been remarkable, but eagles had never been observed to nest here in the Shiloh National Park, at least the American Bald Eagle, the National Bird. Interestingly, the nesting site was not as one might expect on the river banks but at the intersection of one of the nest heavily traversed roads in the park. She named them Hiram and Julia after General U.S. Grant and his wife.

Over the past three years Hiram and Julia have become celebrities in their own right.  They have raised two eaglets each year except the 2010 season during which the two small chicks died  and fell from the tall tree that houses the nest. 2011 season was a successful year that saw two chicks fledged. In 2012 two eggs were laid but one egg was spoiled by nature and events unknown but one egg remained, was hatched, but the young chick fell prior to fledging and although it survived a few days after the fall, it succumbed to internal injuries prior to surgery.

Last year, 2013, the birds built a new nest in Stacy field within sight of the original nest. they began about July-august and rapidly progressed till mating season. We believe two eggs hatched on, or about, March 3, 2013. Sometime in the early hours of May 21 one of the fledglings made its first flight and survived until it made its way to the river several weeks later. It is presumed to hang out along the river. The other chick was found at the base of the new nest tree and did not survive the fall.

This year, 2014, the pair has returned to the original nest at Riverside Drive. This year holds renewed hope for a successful season without incident, and the joys of watching these two wonderful parents raise another clutch of young to populate the area around the Shiloh National Military Park and the Tennessee River. We believer the first egg to have been laid on January 24 2014.
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More to Come.

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