Internet followers of eagle cam watch helplessly as eaglet dies in B.C. nest
Sunday, May 24 2009 @ 05:00 PM EDT
Contributed by: karenbills
Last Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 7:19 PM PT
The smallest of two eaglets in a nest on Hornby Island, B.C., that wildlife enthusiasts have been observing online via a webcam has died after getting caught in its mother's feathers and falling to the ground.
The nest, located on a tree top, has a webcam installed above it. Thousands of visitors to the site that hosts the webcam watched helplessly as the event unfolded around 8 a.m. on Monday, said Karen Bills of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation. The webcam is part of the foundation's efforts to promote the conservation of wild habitats through science and education.
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