I had to share this with you guys… during the minutes that I’ve had these past few weeks, I keep checking in. This is an “EagleCam” – a camera mounted over an active Eagle’s Nest in Decorah, Iowa. Three eggs were laid in late February. Today, April 1, is the projected hatch date. So far this morning, both parents have been hanging pretty close to the nest.
It’s fascinating. Occasionally, someone will pan the camera around so you can see the terrain (and farm) around the nest site, or they’ll focus in really closely on the feathers. Finally… if you look in the lower left-hand corner of the nest, you’ll see a dead rabbit. I’m wondering if it’s there as food for the babies?
Here’s the link: http://www.raptorresource.org/falcon_cams/index.html