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    Eagle Cam

    I just found this and it's so neat I wanted to share! It's a camera in an eagle's nest in Iowa. The pair (together since 2007) is sitting on three eggs - one of which just hatched early this morning. There is even an infrared night cam! It is very cool - enjoy if you want!
    http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles#...medium=3064708

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    Re: Eagle Cam

    Thanks Bridget, I love it!!! I just looked and it is sleeping with his tucked into his back, I could MELT!!! I never knew big birds like bald eagles slept like that. Too cute, I will be watching it in the morning to see if I can see its new baby.
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    I saw that too!!! As Tini was sitting in my hand sleeping like that, the big momma (daddy?) eagle was all snuggled in snoozing the same way! Crazy! I love this - and must admit am a bit obsessed with it!

    Deanna - I missed the event this morning - but now there are TWO babies!!! I will be looking for them!!!!
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    Re: Eagle Cam

    Gosh I get hooked on these eagle cams too, I watched one from Canada last year and it was way too hard to leave it when the babies got bigger. I just got to see the eagle get up and feed only one of the babies just now, only one of them got food so hopefully the other will be able to lift his head higher the next time to get some food.
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    Maybe because it is "just born" it doesn't need the food as soon as its sibling? The pair has successfully raised three babies before, so I hope it's just something like that. I just got to see both the eaglets just now...they are so fuzzy and cute! Before I saw both parents in the nest and them switch off - it was really cool!

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    Re: Eagle Cam

    The one that didnt get fed seemed like it was the new one because it could barely stand up and was so wobbly when it did it would fall over and lay there. I seen they have already raised 3 babies the last two years and hopefully they will do it this year again. They are super fuzzy for being so young, I was expecting to see little alien birds that look like babies we see here on the site but nope they both had super fuzzy grey feathers all over there tiny bodies. Did you see that someone must be zooming in on the eagle and also the babies now and then, I never seen any other camera do this before so I know this one will be a great one to look at.
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    I agree - I think it was the new eaglet. But I saw him (her??) get fed today. I think he just needed to get stronger. Both the eaglets are much more active now! It's so incredible to watch their daily progress. I too am amazed at how fuzzy they are! I like how whoever is manning the camera gives me a better view of the babies and what's happening. I just could do without the meals being around the nest - bluck.

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    Re: Eagle Cam

    Oh I no about the food, it is rather disgusting to see what they feed them but it is neat sitting there watching to see who will get fed. I just got to see them being fed and it is so cute to see the babies begging for food, just now one of the babies was standing so tall it tipped over backwards... they are so cute! They also seem lots stronger since just this morning, I cant wait to see what they look like tomorrow.
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    Re: Eagle Cam

    Oh hey, I didn't know there was a thread for this. I've been watching these guys for almost two weeks now. Sometimes I find myself staring at them for over an hour, I just love watching them. I've seen the babies get fed tons of times now, and I've even seen them feed themselves. They seem to be getting very strong. I was worried about the smallest one for a bit but he seems to be doing pretty good. There are three by the way.

    I have quite a few screenshots of them too if your interested.

    One parent flying off after bringing more food:
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...o91/Eagle2.png

    Both feeding at the same time:
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...o91/Eagle3.png

    Babies being fed:
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...o91/eagle4.png
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...91/Eagle14.png
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...91/Eagle17.png

    Mom and Dad together:
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...o91/Eagle7.png
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...91/Eagle12.png
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...91/Eagle13.png

    Babies starting to wander:
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...91/Eagle18.png

    One of the parents hadn't been to the nest for a while so I guess the other decided to fly off to get some food (or exercise):
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...91/Eagle19.png

    But the babies are getting so much bigger and stronger so fast. It amazing how fast they grow.
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    Re: Eagle Cam

    It is crazy how fast they grew!! They look like little eagle heads now! Although their big long wings being so disproportionate to their bodies, crack me up.

    Did you see the parents getting spooked/angry by the owls about a week ago? I didn't see it live, but I watched the video capture of it. They were NOT pleased with those owls, but I also thought that it was pretty cool how you could actually hear the owl's wings as it buzzed them.

    I was worried about them with the snow, but they seem to be doing just fine! It is funny because I have to check on the babies every day - I'm a bit obsessed! And to top it off, just Wednesday, I was driving home from work and looked over at a field and there was a bald eagle just standing there! It was the coolest thing.

    Anyhow, thanks for the still captures, Brittany!

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    No I didn't see that. I wasn't able to get online for almost a week and missed them so much! When I finally was able to get back on they grew so much in such a short amount of time, I was shocked.

    They are so big right now the parents can't even cover them when sitting on them now.
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    Poor babies are covered in snow right now.

    Can barely even see them the camera is covered so much. I hope they are OK.
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    Re: Eagle Cam

    I havent been able to get onto the site for a long time as well and just peeked and I said the same thing about them, poor babies in all that snow. The Mom or Dad is just soaked but it least it dont appear to be snowing right now. Watching it makes me what to cuddle it to give it some warmth right now.
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    I know. When I was watching it the one parents was covered in snow, it just looked like a big lump of snow. Must have been freezing! Then I checked them again before I left for work and both of the cameras were covered so I couldn't see them at all. Right now it's still pretty covered. Can't really see them. Hopefully they are all OK.
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    I cant see them either, maybe a tail but I am not for sure but I think the nest might not be so covered with snow now so hopefully the weather will clear for them. It is so sad to see the poor parent out there freezing
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    Looks like some of the snow has cleared. I can see them now. Poor little wet fuzzies. They look so sad all snuggled up against mom (or dad).
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    It looks like a much better day for them today and it is the first time in a weeks since I could see the babies, they are so big now and I am very happy to see 3 of them still.
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    Re: Eagle Cam

    Yup, looks like the parents did a good job keeping them warm through all that snow.

    Also, thought I'd share a few more screenshots...

    Some close ups of one of the parents:
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...91/Eagle31.png
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...91/Eagle32.png
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...91/Eagle33.png

    And of the babies:
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...91/Eagle39.png
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...91/Eagle40.png

    I always wondered where the other parents was most of the day...
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...91/Eagle41.png

    Poor frozen bubs:
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...91/Eagle42.png

    After it cleared up. They are so big now!
    http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/o...91/Eagle43.png
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    Re: Eagle Cam

    This morning its a wonderful day outside and the chicks were active and oh so cute!

    I love the closeups of the parents, bald eagles are just to amazing to me.
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    Re: Eagle Cam

    I was wondering if any of you had seen the brief mention on Decorah about the accident in Norfolk with the Botanical Gardens' female eagle. This is another site in the Midwest which also covers Decorah but covers other birds of prey as well.
    http://www.raptorresource.org/

    And these are from Norfolk Botanical Garden, Virginia, which is where the mother eagle was killed by a landing plane at Norfolk International Airport
    http://www.wvec.com/marketplace/micr...eagle-cam.html

    http://www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.or...nity/eagle-cam

    The decision was made in Norfolk to remove the eaglets from the nest & they have been relocated to a wildlife rehab until they are old enough to fend for themselves. The fids are Decorah are coming along nicely though and are getting BIG.

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    Re: Eagle Cam

    Those poor babies but it least they saved them and are being taken care of now.

    Wow the babies on the Decorah site are getting to be big these days, I havent looked at them for a good week and it is surprising how fast they grow.
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    Re: Eagle Cam

    Yes, I heard about the Eagle in Virginia. My aunt and my sister were talking about the Eagles one day and when I came home from work, my sister says "The mom Eagle died". I was so scared, I instantly started checking to see if she was OK. After a few minutes I found out it was the Virginia Eagle, not my Eagle.

    It's so sad. But at least they will be taken care of and hopefully released back into the wild.
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    Re: Eagle Cam

    Yes, I am still watching these little bubs. I have the page up all the time in another tab and check on them every day. I have no fids of my own to enjoy, so I pretend like these are my babies.

    Look how big they have gotten!

    Close-up

    Checkin' out the camera

    And still...

    Preening


    I'm going to be so sad when they finally leave the nest and I never see them again.
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    Re: Eagle Cam

    They have grown so much haven't they! I keep another tab open on them too. Now they almost look as if they're the same size as the Virginia ones were when their mom died. I still find it funny how the smallest one sleeps lying down on his side with his feet stretched out behind him. Reminds of thos fake dead rubber chickens you can buy.

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    Re: Eagle Cam

    Yeah it scares the hell out of me sometimes lol.

    Man the other night scared me too. There was a bad lightning storm and their nest was rocking back and forth so bad, I thought the babies were going to be blown right out. At first the picture was real choppy so I couldn't see them and got really scared, but after a few minutes, mom or dad came flying in and sat with them and the picture started getting better and I could see they were all OK. I was so relieved.
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