I've been watching this eagle cam at an Alcoa plant in Davenport, Iowa for several weeks.  As of this evening, two small fuzzy eaglets had hatched, a third is on it's way.

I'd be in seventh heaven if I could watch an eagle's nest along the Yadkin!  (hint, hint)

I know there's an eagle cam in Charlotte, but it's not a 7' wide nest high in a tree beside the Mississippi River.  It's sticks on the ground.  The eagles don't even have to hunt for food.  Not the same.

 

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Comment by Stop Global Whining on March 22, 2012 at 11:23pm

A local eagle's nest cam would be quite grand, indeed!

Comment by Arielle Chastain on March 25, 2012 at 2:38pm

The third egg hatched yesterday (Saturday).  I saw both adults feeding all three eaglets about 8:45 this morning (EDT).  Turtle for lunch a few minutes ago, then Momma squawked for Poppa to bring more food!

Comment by Whigkid on March 26, 2012 at 3:30pm

A Yadkin eagle cam would be yabbadabbadoopendous!  It's windy in Davenport today.  Just watched eagle mom give the chicks a mid-afternon snack of fish and squirrel.  You can tell which chick is which by size and behavior.  This is fascinating!  They should also have a higher-res camera that they don't stream to take good quality stills.

Comment by Whigkid on March 26, 2012 at 5:14pm

The Salisbury Post had a good article last year on the thriving bald eagle population around the Yadkin project lakes:  Eagles settle in at High Rock.  It's too bad they marred it with Deano Downer's always negative comments.  I appreciate Alcoa's 15,000 acres of natural habitat around the lakes, even if he doesn't.

 

Comment by Arielle Chastain on April 2, 2012 at 4:00pm

All three eaglets have made it through the first week +.  Tweeters are calling the first one "Uno" and the last "Pee Wee" for now.  "Middle un" doesn't seem to have a nickname.  The menu has included black squirrel, coot, turtle, and lots of fish.  There are hundreds of thousands of people pulling for these little guys.

Comment by Arielle Chastain on April 7, 2012 at 12:55am

Pee Wee is two weeks old, Uno almost three.  You wouldn't believe the clodhoppers on Uno!  All three are doing well and growing by leaps and bounds.  They've swapped their fluffy natal down for thermal down.

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