Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fred and Ethel with a baby on board

The link above is the most interesting LIVE webcam of an Eagles nest located in Decorah, Iowa. I know that sounds really boring, but honestly-this little eagle family is a very busy bunch. Mom sits on the eggs most of the time although I have seen Dad pitch in when mom takes a break. They move around, fly in and out, perk up their home with a new stick or twig now and then, and wait for the baby to arrive. I have no idea how long it takes to hatch an eagle but you can bet I will find out and tune in. I have never seen a baby eagle. The camera must be high quality, because the picture is very sharp, even when it has been enlarged to full screen. I call this little family Fred and Ethel, but will not name the baby until I see it. :)

If you have the time, take a look. You won't feel that your time has been wasted. It is just so AWESOME. Not to mention that Eagles are just so damned majestic and beautiful and down-right mean looking.

Update ----

Ethel laid a second egg, just last night, although I missed it. According to the webpage, this nest is FIVE FEET across, five feet deep, weighs a ton and a half, and is eighty feet up in the air. Wow!


JTS said...

This really is incredible... amazing to watch! I am loving it! Thank you for sharing the link. :-)

Lena said...

Pretty amazing. I am passing that link on to the eagle lovers in my family. Thanks.

Jules said...

Hi Jamie!!! I am now completely obsessed with this feed. It's magnificent!!!! Thank you.

Coffeypot said...

Just went to it dead?

Leann said...

They are indeed majestic birds. We are fortunate to have quite a lot of them in the area. The morning my car broke down I watched one for awhile. Thanks for the link...I will check it out :-)

Cheryl said...

I watched for a while but the eagle was just peacefully sitting on the nest. I hope I get to see some action :))

How was your weekend?