Live from the Nest
Posted May 10, 2007 9:38 a.m. EDT
Updated May 10, 2007 12:58 p.m. EDT
Thanks to one of our viewers, Betty Edwards, who sent me an e-mail about a neat live Webcam.
It's from WVEC-TV in Norfolk, Virginia. The station has a webcam focused on a nest of bald eagles at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
The 800-pound (wow!) nest sits about 80 feet in the air -- up in a pine tree at the garden.
"In November 2006 the eagle pair returned to Norfolk, and to their...nest originally built in 2003, to begin preparations for the eggs which were laid on January 31, February 3, and February 7," a press release from the garden says. They hatched in March, and the little eaglets -- two boys and a girl -- should make their first flight around Memorial Day.
The computer on the news set this morning didn't work, but it works at my desk in the newsroom. Trust me -- it's worth a click!
UPDATE: Just got a note from one of our visitors, who points out that the WVEC page also has links to other cameras showing falcon nests on the James River Bridge and on Cobb Island. They're at the bottom of the right column.