Birds of a feather
Sunday, April 18 2010 @ 10:59 PM EDT
Contributed by: karenbills
The millions glued to computers watching nature would agree that the allure is ‘real wildlife’
National Post “You feel like you get to know them,” Karen Bills of the Hancock Wildlife Federation says of the webcast eagles. “This is nature’s reality show.”
On a sunny Wednesday afternoon in March, 198 people watched a bald eagle sitting motionless in its nest. The viewers weren't outside though; likely they were equally still, sitting by themselves as three video cameras fed the inner lives of the eagle from British Columbia on to computer screens around the world.
The first shots of the Hornby Island nest came in 2006. Since then, 15 million people have watched these birds do, well, bird things. Television executives would kill for viewership like that.
The Hancock Wildlife Foundation website (hancockwildlife.org) broadcasts a live feed from the B.C. nests and has added other wildlife cams of bears and salmon.
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