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Eagle eye on the EagleCam

Home - by - April 21, 2012 - 07:00 America/New_York - 11 Comments

from Outdoor Channel

Outdoor Channel, in partnership with the National Conservation Training Center, provides this live EagleCam to stream the activities of the eagle nest located 110 feet up, in a tree on the grounds of the US FWS National Conservation Training Center. The nest has been active since 2006, fledging several juvenile bald eagles. The eagles return to the nest for the winter season around mid-January, with eggs being laid in early February. The eagles are wild birds, and anything can happen in the wild. NCTC does not interfere or intervene, and allows nature to take its course. You’ll see life and you might see death, but this is real nature in action!

{ CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE EAGLE CAM }

» 11 Comments

  1. jclady

    April 21st, 2012

    Thanks illustr8r! What a great way to start the day. :)

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  2. Timwi

    April 21st, 2012

    Thanks- will bookmark to show the kids.

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  3. cfm990

    April 21st, 2012

    Poor birdie! Punished with two parasites,for the mistake she made.

    KEEP YOUR LAWS OFF MY EGGS!

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  4. Corona

    April 21st, 2012

    I watch the Decorah eagles on UStream. The cam position is much better. And they’re at that “how can I still be so cute when I’m so ugly” stage of adolescence. They grow so fast it’s like drama. When they fledge in late June/early July it’s heart-breaking.

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  5. norman einstein

    April 21st, 2012

    Thanks, illustr8r! And great to see you here lately!!!

    The mama eagle was just trying to feed the two eaglets, but one is a real bully and was making it impossible for her to feed the other one. I kept hoping the mother would put him in his place.

    @Corona, do you have a link?

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  6. cfm990

    April 21st, 2012

     
  7. norman einstein

    April 21st, 2012

    @cfm990, thanks! That’s a great site. Bookmarked!

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  8. Buffalobob

    April 21st, 2012

    “NCTC does not interfere or intervene, and allows nature to take its course. You’ll see life and you might see death, but this is real nature in action”! What does that mean? Well most likely the female eaglet which will be larger will rip the smaller males to shreds and push them out of the nest. You’re naive if you think the parent eagle will intervene. Mother Nature shows no empathy.

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  9. Chuck U Farley

    April 21st, 2012

    I’ve watched the mating pair of eagles at Decorah, Iowa for several years now, and the ones at Norfolk, VA. The eagles at Norfolk have been there since 2003 and have successfully bred 19 eaglets.

    Unfortunately the female at Norfolk was hit by an airplane and the eaglets were taken by the ‘powers that be’ to be raised in captivity, even though the male eagle was caring for them. The male found another mate this year.

    Here’s the link to the Decorah Eagle Cam
    http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

    …and the one at Norfolk
    http://www.wvec.com/eaglecam/

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  10. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    April 21st, 2012

    lol @CFM.

    Aww bird babies are so cute. :)
    One looked like it was going to take a nap.

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  11. 99th Squad Leader

    April 21st, 2012

    Fantastic! Really could watch this all day.

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