Saturday, 11 April 2009

Eggs!

These are not eggs left by the Easter bunny.

If you click on this link, it takes you to a video cam live-streaming the action from an eyrie located in a tall tree on Hornby Island. The parent eagles each take turns sitting on two eggs that were laid in March. The ambient sound is lovely - many other birds are heard in the background - but sit back from your speakers when Mama or Papa Eagle decides to let loose with an eardrum-piercing cry. There's also a wide-angle view camera installed in a perch above the nest that gives you a different perspective of its location, with regard to other trees, the shoreline, a couple of buildings and even a road far below.

Be patient. Mama and Papa often adjust their position and when they do, you'll catch a glimpse of the eggs. And soon there will be eaglets pecking their way out of the shell, keeping their parents busy with the task of feeding them and tending to their needs.
Today is a noisy day at the Hornby Eagles' eyrie; unfortunately the wind flow is playing havoc with the microphone.

7 comments:

jj said...

That's totally cool!

I was following the eaglecam last year, and after that I think they had a bear or some other animal-cam.

Awesome!

Alison said...

It's a little bit quieter windwise today over at the nest in nearby Sidney near Victoria, but you can hear the storm coming.

fern hill said...

Woohoo! I just saw shift-change! Shitty day on Hornby today.

deBeauxOs said...

Wow! That's something I've yet to have the good fortune to catch.

Is it still raining? Those eagles are hardy, lemme tell you.

fern hill said...

Pure dumb luck. Clicked on link, few seconds later second eagle arrived. Shuffling. Shift change. Cool.

Alison said...

Three chicks hatched at the Sidney nest!

deBeauxOs said...

Oooh, Alison - when I checked up on the Sidney eaglets, one of their parents was lovingly feeding them shreds of meat from a ... err, deceased gull or pigeon I'd guess from the feathers on the carcass.

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