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Millions watch live "Eagle Cam" in Decorah, Iowa for third eaglet, hatching soon



Earlier today NPR's Mark Memmott posted about the the Decorah, Iowa "Eagle Cam" on The Two Way blog, saying some 11 million people had watched the live Ustream webcam. Two eggs in the American bald eagle nest have hatched so far and a third is due anytime. As of Wednesday afternoon, the live stream has been viewed more than 22 million times and more than 100,000 people are watching at any given time. The camera puts you right in the nest and is live, 24/7 with infrared lights at night that allow viewing but do not disturb the eagles. It's operated by the Raptor Resource Project, a nonprofit organization dedciated to restoring and protecting the Midwest's birds of prey.

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At 12:15 PM Wednesday an update was added to Memmott's post, saying a crack had been spotted in the third egg. So if you watch now you have a chance of seeing a bald eagle hatch from it's egg. How cool is that?

[Last modified: Thursday, April 7, 2011 1:39pm]


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