Webcam Captures Bald Eagles Hatching
Unbeknownst to them, a pair of bald eagles in Decorah, Iowa are being watched by millions of online viewers as they prepare to hatch three eggs.
Bob Anderson, director of the Raptor Resource Project, set up the camera to capture footage for a documentary. The footage has gone viral since the eggs were laid in February, captivating viewers from around the world who are getting a rare glimpse into the secret life of raptors. The scene at the nest is now being broadcast live on Ustream and can be watched live 24/7.
The pair have been together for four years and have raised eight chicks.
Although bald eagles are no longer listed under the Endangered Species Act they are still protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Lacey Act.
The following are videos of the first and second hatchings. You can watch them live on Ustream to catch the third, which is expected to hatch in a few days.