Bald Eagle Cam
March 27, 2008 12:11 PM   Subscribe

Mounted 70 feet up in a white pine tree on the coast of Maine, the BioDiversity Research Institute's live eagle webcam provides, "live video of a nesting pair of bald eagles, 24 hours a day. These eagles are the most successful pair in the state. They have nested at this site for 13 years, and raised 20 offspring." Warning: the live stream can be habit forming (especially when waiting for the eggs to hatch).
posted by VicNebulous (14 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Sweet! My wife has been seriously addicted to the Stork Cam in Germany for three years now. This addition will totally make me the best husband evar! Now she can watch day and night!

Thanks, VN!
posted by paddysat at 12:19 PM on March 27, 2008

There's also a blog, where you can read the observations of a biologist who's watched them for years.
posted by VicNebulous at 12:36 PM on March 27, 2008

posted by quonsar at 12:45 PM on March 27, 2008

The only way this could be cooler would be if it was located on Mars.
posted by bondcliff at 12:59 PM on March 27, 2008

bondcliff -- are you a NH native?
posted by VicNebulous at 1:06 PM on March 27, 2008

Sweet. They seem to be tidying up the nest right now.
posted by troubles at 1:28 PM on March 27, 2008

VicNeb, nope, but I've done a lot of hiking there.
posted by bondcliff at 1:34 PM on March 27, 2008

Has this never been posted? I love these bird-cams.
posted by Stewriffic at 1:44 PM on March 27, 2008

So why is it a crime when we place the same camera in someones home without their knowledge? I just don't get this whole "law" thing.
posted by blue_beetle at 1:46 PM on March 27, 2008

Has this never been posted?

There were these two, but they are different links so this one isn't a double.

But it is awesome.
posted by quin at 2:31 PM on March 27, 2008

sweetness... more things to do instead of my job at work tomorrow!!
posted by Julnyes at 6:49 PM on March 27, 2008

Not as facetious as it sounds: do you think they mind the camera?

It's currently 11:30 p.m. E?T and the "Archived Images" link takes me to (?!), so I can't tell for sure, but it looks like the camera's awfully close. Maybe my mental image of something blinking and whirring is way off, but "conservationist" and "webcam in a tree five feet away" seem pretty incongruous to me.
posted by fogster at 8:37 PM on March 27, 2008

VicNebulous, thanks for the great post. I have kept a window open in the background while I work and can often hear the eagle calls when they are returning to the nest so it's a great cue to take a peek. It's awesome!

I was trying to find out exactly where the cam is and came upon more info about the cam and some pictures of three eaglets hatched last year - omg, I hope that happens this year.
posted by madamjujujive at 11:44 AM on March 29, 2008

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