Mar 28th, 2012
Author: Joe Gee
Muskegon Bald Eagles – 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 LIVE Bald Eagle Cam. We recently launched a new camera with improved video streaming. Employees and the community helped name the eagle pair Liberty and Justice. In April 2011, an online poll named the single eaglet they fledged this year “Freedom”.
Wow! A LIVE Bald Eagle Cam! How exciting!
So far in 2012, more than 2.25 million visitors from across the globe have tuned in to witness the LIVE Bald Eagle Cam, 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 late February or early March and the eggs hatch in late March or early April live via the LIVE Bald Eagle Cam. 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. LIVE Bald Eagle Cam link below!
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Recent LIVE Bald Eagle Cam Updates
LIVE Bald Eagle Cam – Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Beautiful Wednesday- LIVE Bald Eagle Cam
It looks like a great day in the nest today. It might be a little windy this afternoon, but the temperature is supposed to get into the low 70′s. We are seeing all three heads up and interested in the first feeding of the day. There seems to be no shortage of food for this family with plenty of fish and a few other assorted creatures to round out the food pyramid.
LIVE Bald Eagle Cam – Monday, March 26, 2012
Cooler and Windy Today – LIVE Bald Eagle Cam
We are back to a more normal temperature for this time of year today and the wind has picked up. The nest will be bouncing around some all day today. We saw one feeding earlier this morning with both parents helping and all three heads up asking for food.
LIVE Bald Eagle Cam – Sunday, March 25, 2012
Happy Family- LIVE Bald Eagle Cam
The final egg hatched on Saturday and during a feeding this morning at 7:45am CDT all three eaglets had their heads up and were all getting at least some food from both Liberty and Justice. It is a beautiful clear sky day here today with highs expected in the 70′s. Should be a good day in the nest.
LIVE Bald Eagle Cam – Saturday, March 24, 2012
Final Hatch Underway- LIVE Bald Eagle Cam
During a feeding this morning just after 10am (central) you could see the third eaglet working to get out of its egg. I’m sure we will all be watching with anticipation as the day goes along.
LIVE Bald Eagle Cam – Friday, March 23, 2012
Still Waiting- LIVE Bald Eagle Cam
There has been lots of feeding activity in the nest all day today. We continue waiting to see of the thrid egg will hatch. Today is the 35 day mark since the last egg was laid back on February 17th. It has been great to see both of the current eaglets active and feeding (and fighting) throughout the day. Interest in the nest is still very high. Today we passed the million “hit” mark for the week. It is wonderful to know so many people are watching and care about the LIVE Bald Eagle Cam.
LIVE Bald Eagle Cam – Thursday, March 22, 2012
Watching Around The World- LIVE Bald Eagle Cam
Thanks to all of you for your interest in the Alcoa EagleCam. As the hatching has started this week we have had more than 600,000 hits to the site and we have had people tuning in from all around the world.
It is great to see so many people from so many different places with a common interest. Let’s spread the word about this awesome LIVE Bald Eagle Cam.
LIVE Bald Eagle Cam – Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Third Hatch Anytime- LIVE Bald Eagle Cam
The second eaglet hatched this morning. This afternoon it is clear that there is a hole and a crack in the third egg. If we do not see a hatch before dark, I’m sure it will happen overnight or early tomorrow morning. LIVE Bald Eagle Cam