Wednesday, February 13, 2013

MN DNR EagleCam

DNR EagleCam  This is really cool !  live video of a MN Twin Cities eagle nest. Three eggs were laid in the nest sometime around Jan. 1, 2013. Eggs are incubated about 35 days, and young eagles leave the nest about eight to 14 weeks after hatching, although young birds often stay around and continue to be cared for by their parents another six weeks. This pair of eagles has nested in the same area since about 2010, fledging at least one chick in that time.

Once pushed to the brink of extinction, the Bald Eagle has made a powerful comeback since the pesticide DDT was banned in the early 1970s. Minnesota has more Bald Eagles than any other state in the lower 48 states. This eagle camera is brought to you by the Minnesota DNR's Nongame Wildlife Program, which helps over 700 species of Minnesota wildlife thrive.

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