Thousands of viewers are logged in and eagerly watching the live eagle cam in Decorah, Iowa that's streaming on the internet 24 hours a day....
Any day now, the first of three eggs inside the eagles' nest is set to hatch...
The Eagle sits 80 feet up in an Iowa cottonwood tree. The nest stretches almost 6 feet across.
The Live Web camera is sponsored by the Raptor Resource Project. The group has had a camera focused in on this eagle family for five years now.....streaming it for the last few years.
Last fall, they upgraded to two higher-quality cameras and a better live feed, now hosted on U-Stream. The Director of the Raptor Resource Project Bob Anderson says the male and female eagles take turns, incubating the eggs. From time to time, you'll see them moving the eggs around the nest. The first one should hatch any day now....and Anderson wants to make sure the cameras catch it all.
Anderson says the eagles should hatch in three day intervals. The plan is to put a tracking device on one of the babies, so the group can study where it goes after leaving the nest. Of course....they expect Mom and Dad eagle to stay in Decorah.
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