Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Happy post, not related to books!

Just so you know, I haven’t gotten a darn thing done all weekend because I have been watching the Eagle Cam, and the hatching of two of the three eggs.  Every now and then, the Mama’s partner drops by with food, which she will feed to the babies.  Earlier today he dropped off a mouse, and now I see something with feathers, perhaps a smaller bird, laying on the bottom left corner of the nest.  This has been fascinating to watch.  Now that it is getting dark out, she will put herself and the babies to bed, which is quite a process! 

I live in SE Minnesota, so this is just across the Iowa border in Decorah, home of Luther College and the Vesterheim Museum.  Raptor Resource Project is sponsoring a live feed of a nest where three eggs were laid in February. The first eagle started to emerge on Friday. The second hatched early this morning (Sunday)and the third is expected in a day or two.  There are two cameras set up high in a cottonwood tree where mama has her nest.  They will be live streaming through all 3 eggs hatching.  


Danielle said...

Thanks for the link, I sent John the link and he posted it on his Facebook account. I've been watching it on and off all day on Sunday.

Debra V said...

We have one here in San JOSe for the FAlcons that live on top of city hall. I think this is their 6 set on babies. I don't have the link but if you go to San Jose City Hall they have it on their web page.