Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Alcoa Eaglecam

This was yesterday's view from Alcoa's live streaming eaglecam. There are two "babies" and one parent in the photo.  It's been fascinating watching the parents protecting, feeding and nurturing them, and watching their rapid growth.  Any day now, they will attempt flying.

There was a much better overhead view from the camera that can be seen in the photo, but a storm zapped it. The folks at Alcoa set up a second camera for the viewing audience to be able to continue watching the babies' maturing and nest activities.

The back of this eagle postcard from my collection states: "The American Bald Eagle, our national bird, is the only eagle unique to North America. At one time, the word "bald" meant "white", not hairless. American Bald Eagles are found throughout most of North America, from Alaska and Canada to northern Mexico.


Brenda Perez said...

I am in the process of making a postcard right now with a picture I drew of a bald eagle with a little poem I wrote: (Only we call them Grandpa Eagles)

The Grandpa Eagle:

My favorite bird
is the grandpa eagle.

He stands so tall
and looks so regal.

The grandpa eagle is so-called,
because his head, it is so bald.

ONeal said...

How creative is that!? Looking forward to seeing this new grandpa eagle postcard!

Cari said...

Baby eagles!! Very cool.

There were a couple of bald eagles near where we used to live. Every so often we would see them fly by looking for lunch in the field by our place. It never got old to see them in the sky. We got excited every time!

Anyway, thanks for the heads up on these cameras!

ONeal said...

And you moved away?! What's the matter with you?? ;)

I would be thrilled to spot a bald eagle, or two, someday. I just hope I have a camera in my hand if it ever happens.