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    A front row seat to something none of us would have ever been able to watch before

    The URL below takes you to the "Decorah Eagle Project" in Decorah IA. It is a 24 hour a day camera that watches a bald eagle nest. I have watched it for the last two years. The first chick should be born in about 2 weeks or so. Last year all three chick survived, which is unusual. O the largest chick will push the smallest one out of the nest.

    I go there every day, usually more than once a day. Last night it dropped to 13 degrees F but she never moved. When it rains, she spreads her wings over them to keep her chicks dry even though she is wet and freezing.

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    Re: A front row seat to something none of us would have ever been able to watch befor

    Quote Originally Posted by STM View Post
    The URL below takes you to the "Decorah Eagle Project" in Decorah IA. It is a 24 hour a day camera that watches a bald eagle nest. I have watched it for the last two years. The first chick should be born in about 2 weeks or so. Last year all three chick survived, which is unusual. O the largest chick will push the smallest one out of the nest.

    I go there every day, usually more than once a day. Last night it dropped to 13 degrees F but she never moved. When it rains, she spreads her wings over them to keep her chicks dry even though she is wet and freezing.

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    Nice! Thanks for posting this.
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    Re: A front row seat to something none of us would have ever been able to watch befor

    That was awesome. As I started watching they switched positions - presumably for the one to take a break.
    Thanks for sharing
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    Re: A front row seat to something none of us would have ever been able to watch befor

    Very cool, thanks for sharing

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    Re: A front row seat to something none of us would have ever been able to watch befor

    hey @Dave_W you had a similar personal project of this sort, didn't ya
    nice

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    Re: A front row seat to something none of us would have ever been able to watch befor

    There are many great wildlife cam sites, like this one, that give you an opportunity to see nature up close in a way that we could only imagine a decade or two ago. My wife moderates chat at a Barn Owl box site from CA. We've watched everything from Bald Eagles (Decorah and Fort Myers, FL) to Hummingbirds to Owls (Barn, Great Horned and African Eagle Owls) to Hawks to Wood Ducks to Bears, and it's been fascinating. It can also be incredibly sad because nature is often cruel, and most camera hosts will not interfere (nor should they) in the process. I'll try and get my wife to forward me her various bookmarks if folks are interested in other similar sites.
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    Re: A front row seat to something none of us would have ever been able to watch befor

    Thanks for sharing mate, it just goes to show that when its family animals can endure anything. I think alot of human parents can learn from animals

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    Re: A front row seat to something none of us would have ever been able to watch befor

    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence View Post
    That was awesome. As I started watching they switched positions - presumably for the one to take a break.
    Thanks for sharing
    They will also turn the eggs every couple of hours too
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    Re: A front row seat to something none of us would have ever been able to watch befor

    Just in case anyone is still following this, looks like the eggs have hatched. I was watching the chicks yesterday. Pretty cute.





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