06 April 2011

Observing the majestic via webcam: The world awaits an eaglet

I believe most of us are pretty intrigued by majestic or mysterious creatures, one of them being the bald eagle—also a symbol of America. That being said, the Raptor Resource Project has installed two cameras on branches five feet above a nest of bald eagles.

The footage of the eagle’s home is streamed online, day and night, and has since gone viral, giving Charlie Sheen a run for his stripes and has put little Decorah, Iowa on the internet map.

The family of eagles consists of a male and female that have been together since the winter of 2007-08, and have successfully hatched and fledged eaglets each year since.

Why has this footage gone viral? Well, any day now the last of three eggs is ready to hatch, and everyone from school children to people who just want to see something amazing and grounding are waiting.

So go check it out and see something you’ve never seen before. Who knows, maybe you’ll witness that third baby bird cracking from its shell!

Kelly Beth | @veganbotanicals
Kelly Beth is a smiley vegan herbalist and wanderer, and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado with her fiancé and kitty (kitty face). She created twig & leaf botanicals, a vegan & organic herbal apothecary 3 years ago to bring healthy, plant-based alternatives to mainstream medicine and home care. Follow Kelly Beth on her blog and Facebook.

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