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schlaugh
2014-Feb-22, 04:10 AM
Bird watchers may like this - or anyone even mildly interested in watching wildlife in the wild - and live.

Berry College is a school in Rome GA, and two years ago a pair of bald eagles moved onto the campus and established a nest. This year the female laid two eggs in mid January and the couple are taking turns on the nest to incubate the eggs. The first-laid egg is expected to hatch any day now.

The eagles have their own Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/berrycollegeeagles), for frequent updates and vanity postings, although I don't think they have learned how to "like" yet. :)

http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam/

geonuc
2014-Feb-22, 11:02 AM
That's pretty cool.

Swift
2014-Feb-22, 03:29 PM
That's great.

Here (http://www.falconcam-cmnh.org/news.php) is the Terminal Tower falcon cam in Cleveland. No activity yet - its a little colder than Georgia.

Cougar
2014-Feb-22, 03:40 PM
Wow. Very cool. Any reports of the eagles swooping down on humans to scare them away from the nest? I guess they're pretty high up there. Maybe only when the young ones are leaving the nest? I heard a report on the radio the other day about an owl taking off a bit of the back of a guy's scalp. Most creatures are very protective of their young, and birds are no exception.

schlaugh
2014-Feb-22, 05:33 PM
It's an eaglet! It hatched just after 11 am EST.

http://youtu.be/cxIV4UepAuYaround

(http://youtu.be/cxIV4UepAuYaround)
Wow. Very cool. Any reports of the eagles swooping down on humans to scare them away from the nest?

No, I haven't heard of anyone being attacked. However the camera caught an attack by a horned owl a few nights ago. (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=269251716572073)

schlaugh
2014-May-02, 04:54 PM
Just an update. Only one of the eggs hatched (actually the second one laid), and now B3 (B for Berry College, 3 for the number of chicks from this pair of eagles) is rapidly approaching her launch date. She was born on Feb 22 and eaglets fly (so I read) between 12 and 16 weeks after hatching. The biologists who monitor the nest believe B3 is female because she is already as big as her papa, and female eagles are larger than males.

EagleCam (http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam/)

Swift
2014-May-02, 05:40 PM
That's great.

Here (http://www.falconcam-cmnh.org/news.php) is the Terminal Tower falcon cam in Cleveland. No activity yet - its a little colder than Georgia.
As of this morning there were two newly hatched falcons and one egg (http://www.falconcam-cmnh.org/falcpix/images/huge3_13.jpg) up on Terminal Tower

LookingSkyward
2014-May-02, 06:04 PM
yay!

megrfl
2014-May-02, 07:25 PM
That's awesome! :)