Mar 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm #1271351
Just north of where I grew up, in Decorah IA, is a 24/7 live webcam of an eagle couple and their 3 eggs in a nest. The eggs are due to hatch any day now!! Not action packed but fun to keep volume on the computer when there some action. Looks like there is a rabbit to the bottom left of screen for dinner. Enjoy and pass it on!!Mar 29, 2011 at 3:38 pm #1716760
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
ThanksMar 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm #1717436
watch live the eagles nestMar 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm #1717458
Very, very cool Sheila! Thanks!Mar 30, 2011 at 11:43 pm #1717622
Roger/Doug…. I know…..this is so cool waiting! What a blessing to get in on this! Hey Doug…I'm so disappointed that I didn't get to see you last month @ Henry Coe. As Ken T. knew, my son wrestled Masters that weekend and went onto State the following weekend. One more year…:) Take care my friend!Mar 31, 2011 at 12:41 am #1717632
I'm finding that this eagle watching is a bit addictive. But it's very late. And since eagles sleep at night, all is now quiet in the nest. The eagles are diurnal, and humans are, too. Time to get some sleep!Mar 31, 2011 at 9:35 am #1717752
Yes, yes…….very addictive.
Sometimes I'll just sit and watch….even when they sleep.
Wow, just saw both parents (at the same time)at the nest switching out.
We're like expecting parents…over 47000 currently watching and waiting?!?Apr 1, 2011 at 6:09 am #1718244
John DonewarBPL Member
@newtonLocale: Southeastern Texas
+100 for coolness!;-)
Maybe I'm just acting the part of an expectant "father" but when the eagle got up to rearrange the nest and eggs this morning I could have sworn that I could see the beginnings of the young ones pecking through their shells.
Did anyone else notice the same thing?
NewtonApr 1, 2011 at 8:19 am #1718298
John.. I thought I saw the same thing yesterday. :)
If any of you see some action…post it. The viewing "parent" population has doubled since yesterday…. >100,000Apr 1, 2011 at 9:56 am #1718366
Ken LarsonBPL Member
@kenlarsonLocale: Western Michigan
Another site that might interest you:Apr 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm #1718624
When the eagle on duty just got up and moved around for a few moments, I was able to see definite, fairly large cracks in at least one egg. There are probably cracks in at least one other egg, too.Apr 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm #1718648
I'm serious in watching and hearing the chirping underneath the eagle, but they just switched and there were still eggs! Sorry!Apr 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm #1718650
Is that a previously deceased rabbit to the left of the main nest?
I guess the eagles do not indulge in Freezer Bag Cooking.
–B.G.–Apr 1, 2011 at 6:02 pm #1718666
A YouTube video of last years eaglets being fed:Apr 2, 2011 at 7:58 am #1718830
ONE HAS HATCHED!!!!!Apr 2, 2011 at 8:05 am #1718831
It's so amazing to watch the new arrival. It can't really hold it's head up straight yet.
Mom carefully repositions her eggs from time to time–there are still two more eggs she hopes to help hatch–so the chick is not always visible.Apr 2, 2011 at 10:03 am #1718863
Camera is off air at the moment. :-(Apr 2, 2011 at 10:07 am #1718867
I watched as the adult bird stepped off, and I could see the one fuzzy white eaglet between two unhatched eggs. It tried to lift its head to look, but it was too weak, so its head dropped back down between the eggs. Then the adult stepped back over it since it was a windy day in Iowa.
–B.G.–Apr 2, 2011 at 10:29 am #1718874
OK, it's off-line right now, but it will beat TV when it's back on the air!
There was one amazing sequence where Mom got up, and the baby rolled around and cheeped. This was followed by a great closeup of the little ball-of-fluff, with beak and eyes facing the camera, mouth wide open. The 2nd egg had a slowly growing hole, but then Mom carefully rearranged the eggs and sat back down. For a while you could see the tiny chick just under mom's chest, then she settled in, and all was quiet on the eagle front.Apr 2, 2011 at 10:35 am #1718880
Cayenne RedmonkBPL Member
@redmonkLocale: Greater California Ecosystem
highlights from the first hatch
you tube video linkApr 2, 2011 at 11:18 am #1718906
..Apr 2, 2011 at 11:23 am #1718910
What happened to the rabbit carcass? It was off to the left of the nest yesterday.
Maybe they are just keeping it in the larder for when the chicks are ready to eat. Gerber Eagle Chow.
–B.G.–Apr 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm #1718960
The rabbit is back in the pic and momma is feeding right now!Apr 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm #1718961
@truenorthLocale: San Francisco, CA
MOM is feeding #1 right now!Apr 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm #1718965
The eaglet is currently being fed with it.
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