Screenshot via embedded video
UPDATE: Last year we featured the following post, which showed a live stream view of a Bald Eagle pair hatching and raising three chicks. This year, at almost the exact same dates, three more chicks hatched -- and they are cute!!
I just tuned in and watched a sibling fight with the others to establish dominance, and sure enough, it was first to be fed. Watching the chicks be fed (with what looks like the remains of a falcon of some sort) is really amazing.
Check out the video below and get a bird's eye view of life in a Bald Eagle nest!
Live Broadcasting by Ustream
You can also check out video clips of when the chicks hatched on the Ustream page. Here are some screen shots of the feeding earlier this morning:
Last Year's Article:
Wired pointed us to the news that a bald eagle mother is expecting her hatchlings to appear between March 30 and April 1, in Decorah, Iowa.
Two cameras set up above the nest creates a perfect view of the action, with one running 24/7 and one controlled by a remote from a nearby shed.
The feed is sharpened so that viewers can even see tiny cracks in the eggs before they hatch, and we can zoom in to get even the most acute details of the chicks.
Wired writes, "Two new cameras positioned above the eagles' nest provide an unprecedentedly clear window into eagle domestic life. The expectant parents built their nest 80 feet up a cottonwood tree near the Decorah Fish Hatchery in 2007, and all eight of their children have entered the world under a filmmaker's gaze."
It is a seriously cool opportunity, so definitely have the video running in the background for the next couple days until the babies hatch!
Follow Jaymi on Twitter for more stories like this
More on Bald Eagles
Wild Bald Eagle Falls For Zoo-Kept Female, Visits Her Twice a Day
Bald Eagle Diet Complicates Conservation Efforts
Desert Nesting Bald Eagles Set to Lose Protected Status
'Eagle Killer' Shoots Dead Two Bald Eagles in Tennessee