Live video of a Minnesota Bald Eagle nest is up and running. There was an eagle at the nest at 3 p.m. Wednesday. 

 

Web address is www.dnr.state.mn.us/features/webcams/eaglecam/index.html

 

This screen shot was taken from the video image shortly after 3 o'clock Wednesday.

 

 

 

There is a live cam in Savannah, Georgia, focused on a nest that has been used in the past by a pair of Great Horned Owls. Text on the page says an owl has visited the nest twice this month, Jan. 7 and 8. There is good video of those visits at
http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/46/Great_Horned_Owls/

 

More about the eagles, from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources eagle cam web site:

 

This is the fifth year DNR’s Nongame program has streamed live video from a bald eagle nest. The eagle pair has been photographed regularly throughout the year, near their nest and surrounding areas. They continue to rearrange sticks and other material in the nest, which strongly suggests these two will use this nest again this year. Will it happen in December again? January? March? We hope to have a few contests and prizes to folks who correctly answer some of these questions. Until announcements, enjoy the camera and watching our famous Nongame eagle pair!

 

Eagles typically incubate their eggs for about 35 days. Although the nest has at times looked chilly, even covered in a blanket of snow for a while, Bald Eagles in Minnesota have adapted to laying and caring for eggs in these conditions. The male and female take turns keeping their eggs warm and dry in a deep pocket in the middle of the nest. Please check back often to see how the nest is doing, observe interesting behaviors such as parents switching off incubation duties, feeding, and protecting the eggs from the elements. 

 

Are the adult eagles male or female?

The only visible physical difference between adult male and female American Bald eagles is their size. Females are about 1/3 larger than the males - the females have especially larger feet and beaks. Both parents incubate the eggs and switch several times a day. With this pair, the female appears to have a brighter, whiter head than the male.

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