Eagle camera is set to go live next week

Wildlife News
From: Record Searchlight On-line

By Dylan Darling (Contact)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Redding's most famous raptors are set to go live - on the Web - Tuesday, when a camera on a pair of bald eagles nesting near Turtle Bay should start broadcasting.

"I think we got both eagles there on the nest and they are putting some sticks in there," said Tom Balkow, senior environmental scientist for the California Department of Transportation's Redding office.

He said Caltrans is hoping to have links to a Web site displaying live images from the camera on its Web site, as well as those of the state Department of Fish and Game and Turtle Bay Exploration Park. But first it needs to find a Web provider to host the new Web site.

"That's the only glitch right now," Balkow said.

The eagles, dubbed Patriot and Liberty by Record Searchlight readers in an online poll, became famous when they resisted a plastic cone put on their nest last winter by Caltrans in an effort to move them away from pending bridge construction. Caltrans eventually removed the cone and the eagles reared two eaglets last year - Conehead and Freedom - despite the nearby construction work on Highway 44's Sacramento River Bridge.

Reporter Dylan Darling can be reached at 225-8266 or at ddarling@redding.com.

Reference Link:

http://www.redding.com/news/2008/nov/19 ... next-week/

File comment: One of the eagles takes flight Tuesday afternoon from a branch near its nest north of the Highway 44 bridge construction. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
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