The Decorah (Bald) Eagles Livestream

Posted: February 1, 2012 in Birds
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The Decorah Bald Eagles are back, and they are “heavy into courtship.”

Livecam link:

http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

YouTube teaser:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ries96

 

Decorah Eagles 031 by lostntym

From lostntym

[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).

http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

 

http://www.ustream.tv/flash/viewer.swf Live Streaming by Ustream.TV

 

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.

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.

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.

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Comments
  1. Livecam site stats:

    214,113,244 Live Views 41,392 In Crowd Update: 02/01/12
    The eagles are deep into courtship. Watchers have observed many courting behaviours in the last few days, and they are eating on the nest and spending more time there.

  2. Bald eagle wiki:

    “Healthy adult Bald Eagles are not preyed on in the wild and are thus considered apex predators.[31]”

    and

    ” It is certainly a large bird, with a body length of 70–102 centimeters (28–40 in). The wingspan is typically between 1.8 and 2.3 m (5.9 and 7.5 ft) and mass is usually between 2.5 and 7 kilograms (5.5 and 15 lb).[6] Females are about 25 percent larger than males, averaging 5.8 kg (13 lb) and against the males’ average weight of 4.1 kg (9.0 lb).[2][7][8] ”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_Eagle

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