My friend can see eagles flying right from her home. She can sit out on her front porch and watch them swoop down, glide on the air currents and even sit in a tree. Many times I have watched with her as more then one eagle in our view puts on a wonderful show.
Most of us can’t just sit in our living room and watch eagles but if you want to you can watch them live on the internet.
There is a site where you can watch baby eaglets hatch and grow into strong adult eagles. You can watch the babies hatch from the shell and start to dry off. Then watch the proud parents start to care for the baby eaglet.
The parents fly off and hunt for food. Most of the hunting is done by the father eagle while the mother watches over the babies. She is very attentive at first and as the eaglets grow she disappears more to help dad find more food. As the babies grow they need more to eat so it is easier for both parents to hunt. It is amazing to watch the eagles bring in a fish or other food into the nest for the babies to eat.
It is fun to watch the babies move around on the large eagle nest. You wonder why they do not fall off and in a sad instance sometimes they do. Many times the older stronger eaglet may bump a younger sibling and toss them out of the nest.
This web cam is in Decorah, Iowa along the river. It is working in all weather even on rainy days. If you tune in on a rainy day sometimes you can see the wet eagles as they try to get though the rain. On some rainy days the rain is all you can see. Tune in on a windy day and you can watch the tiny babies hunkering down into the nest to get out of the wind. Sometimes you can see mom trying to keep the babies protected from the elements.
It is fun to tune in on the eagle nest and watch the babies grow. When they are first hatched you see that they are covered with fur. As they get older they start to grow feathers. During this process they go from cute and cuddly looking to more adult looking.
If you would like to view the Decorah Eagle Live Cam you can go on the net to http://www.wxow.com/story/24631459/2014/02/04/decorah-eagle-cam-back-capturing-the-action.