|By: Crane-Station Wednesday May 11, 2011 6:02 am|
[Decorah Bald Eagle parent via flickr]
I do not know if you guys have seen this, but it is fascinating. The Raptor Research Project has a 24-hour ‘live-streaming’ camera on a Bald Eagle nest in Decorah, Iowa (northeast Iowa).
Mom and Dad eagle were ‘married’ in 2007. The unbanded pair raised three groups of chicks prior to this brood, and all eight are now on the wing.
This year’s group of three hatched about a month ago, a few days apart.
The family lives on private property about eighty feet above the ground, near a fish hatchery and a stream. They love sushi.
The nest is six feet across, four feet deep, and weighs about a thousand pounds, so it is about the size of a small, uh…dumpster.
Here is a close-up video of the third egg hatch:
On a different topic, my son said:
“…I typically don´t like using the word “amazing” when describing somewhere that I’ve visited, mainly because I think it´s cheesy and usually an over exaggeration…”
My apologies. The Decorah Eagles are…amazing.
Oh, and you guys will love this. It is embarrassing, but true. Just before hitting “Publish,” I ran this post by the Editor-in-Chief, Masoninblue. Turns out I had typed, “Rapture Research Project” instead of “Raptor Research Project.”
He said, “Is that some fundy Christian organization?”
[cross-posted at Firedoglake.com, where moderator/editor helped with images, thank you FDL]