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Bald Eagle Camera
http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_davenport/en/info_page/eaglecam.asp ^

Posted on 02/21/2014 11:10:25 AM PST by 12th_Monkey

A pair of bald eagles joined the Alcoa Davenport community in Iowa in 2009. They built their 7-foot nest on our 400-acre facility in a tree near the Mississippi River. In the spring of 2010 they fledged a pair of eaglets and later that year we installed our first Eaglecam. Employees and the community helped name the eagle pair Liberty and Justice. Since the spring of 2010, Liberty and Justice have fledged eight eaglets from this nest.

Since the camera was installed nearly 20 million visitors from around the world have tuned in to witness an American icon, the bald eagle, developing live within this unique eco-system. In the fall and winter the eagles use the nest to eat and prepare the nest for the next season. Eagles nesting in Iowa typically lay eggs in mid-late February and the eggs hatch in mid-late March. The eaglets grow quickly and are ready to fly “fledge” in late May or early June. Alcoa is proud that our unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability is helping conserve our precious natural resources.

(Excerpt) Read more at alcoa.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: eagle
I watched this site off and on last year. It's fun to watch the process go from empty nest to eggs to adulthood then back to empty nest. I can see why it's our symbol, enjoy.

Thought some of you might enjoy it too. ( I don't think any wind farms are around the area )

1 posted on 02/21/2014 11:10:26 AM PST by 12th_Monkey
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To: 12th_Monkey

Seeing Bald Eagles in Alaska was one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 11:13:55 AM PST by nickcarraway
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I went to NASA in Florida a few years back and seen some from the road nesting in tree’s, it was pretty awesome. Didn’t see them up close, but even from a distance they seem pretty big.
Last year watching then nest, I couldn’t believe what they caught and brought up to the babies in the nest. They’ve got some mean looking talons.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 11:22:20 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 12th_Monkey
 photo DSC01184copy_zps0b54066b.jpg This one was eating a possum which was run over in the night. This is in N.W. Florida in front of my house.
4 posted on 02/21/2014 11:42:22 AM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: 12th_Monkey

The eagle is eating right now


5 posted on 02/21/2014 11:49:42 AM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: yarddog

nice shot....

Ummm possum


6 posted on 02/21/2014 11:53:04 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: frogjerk

Last year I caught them feeding the babies fish. They were ripping into that fish like Michelle Obama at a free buffet.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 11:56:49 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Bump for later.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 12:05:11 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Go HAWKS!!!)
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9 posted on 02/21/2014 12:11:42 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: 12th_Monkey

And he didn’t even have to kill the possum.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 12:13:25 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
 photo DSC01183copy_zpsa9597abf.jpg Different angle.
11 posted on 02/21/2014 12:15:49 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Florida Eagle Cam


12 posted on 02/21/2014 12:29:58 PM PST by deport
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The air-to-air shots require a cameraman:


13 posted on 02/21/2014 12:30:17 PM PST by PLMerite
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Cool


14 posted on 02/21/2014 12:38:16 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Thanks


15 posted on 02/21/2014 2:14:21 PM PST by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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