I won’t be the only one to post about this today, but you might want to bookmark this one: Streaming Eagle Cam. It’s a high-resolution webcam inside a bald eagle’s nest — with sound (when the eagle cries, you’ll hear it).
From the CBC News story:
Retired accountant David Carrick said he has been keeping an eye on the pair of eagles in his secluded property for 14 years. But about 18 months ago — with government permission — he got an even closer look, installing a camera in the nest while the eagles were away on their annual migration.
He said the eagles noticed the enclosed camera and “pecked at it” and then got on with their lives.
Two eggs in the nest should hatch by the end of the month.
Update (May 10/06): The eggs didn’t hatch. So they stuck a webcam close to a nest that does have baby eagles in it. It’s on the same URL as the old eagle cam. Worth a look.
Update (Feb 15/08): That webcam no longer works. Here’s an Alaskan webcam of an eagle instead.