Over 100,000 people were watching when I tuned in earlier today to the Decorah Eagle Cam via Ustream Live TV. Apparently, the cam – which is in Iowa – missed the first of three bald eagle eggs to hatch from the eagle pair Saturday morning. Another baby eaglet hatched this morning, and the third is expected in about three days.
So many people were watching yesterday morning that the Eagle Cam went down briefly – just as egg #1 was hatching. This eagle pair has successfully bred and fledged eight more baby eaglets – two in 2008, three in 2009, and three in 2010.
The camera sponsored by the Raptor Resource Project shows a nest in a high tree in Iowa, overlooking a trout stream at the Decorah Fish Hatchery. The Decorah Eagle Cam via Ustream Live TV is only part of over 20 other sites with the RRP that is garnering worldwide support and attention for protected birds of prey species.
So the next baby eagle is due within three days at the Decorah Eagle Cam, in Iowa. Check it out!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.