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Overdue baby eagle hatches on webcam

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Overdue baby eagle hatches on webcam
  hancock wildlife foundation

A bald eagle feeds two eaglets in its nest in Sidney, B.C.

MINÉ SALKIN
METRO VANCOUVER
April 15, 2009 5:55 a.m.
An overdue Vancouver Island eaglet hatched yesterday morning live on webcam.

Its two siblings hatched last week as thousands of people watched the nest in Sidney, B.C., online.
For bald eagles it is rare to have three successful hatchlings, according to Karen Bills, spokesperson for the Hancock Wildlife Foundation (HWF).

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Safari in your living room

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Safari in your living room

AFRICAN TELEVISION: South African online broadcaster Wildearth TV offers 'virtual safaris' - live 24-hour coverage of the continent's natural history. Katie Jacobs reports.

Graham Wallington (left), CEO of South Africa's Wildearth TV, knows that for many people, a dream safari holiday in South Africa may have to remain a dream. So he's bringing the safari experience to them, beaming 24-hour live feeds into their homes so they can spend hours on safari, watching wildlife or walking through the bush – all from the comfort of their sofas. And now he's keen to partner with wildlife broadcasters worldwide in an attempt to aggregate all live nature content.

Wallington founded Wildearth in 2007 with the aim of broadcasting live wildlife 24 hours a day, with the web video back-end of the site powered by Germany's Zaplive Media. Each day is broken up into nine hours of presenter-led safari, half an hour of bush-walking and the remaining 14 and a half hours spent watching animals drinking around waterholes.

"It's not a documentary, although the presenters do tell you facts," he explains. "It's an experience. When we're driving we film forward, and when we come to a sighting, we turn to the side. We try not to cut between cameras because the human eye doesn't cut. The camera is positioned exactly where you would sit in the vehicle. It offers people the chance to chill out, come on a safari, relax and escape to Africa." This 'virtual safari tour' has so far appealed to about 100,000 unique users, some of which spend up to six or seven hours mesmerised by the sights and sounds of Africa.

Read the rest of the story, including WildEarth's partnership with Hancock Wildlife Foundation here:

http://www.c21media.net/resources/detail.asp?area=117&article=48957

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Webcast shows eaglet was hatched on Vancouver Island

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An overdue bald eagle egg finally hatched early Wednesday morning on a nest high up a tree near Sidney on Vancouver Island, a biologist said.

The eagle nest has been monitored by a pair of webcams installed by the Hancock Wildlife Foundation, which promotes the conservation of wild habitats through science and education.

"I got to see this morning for the first time the little chick holding its head up," foundation spokesman David Hancock said Wednesday.

"Some people called me at daylight to say. 'Oh, it's hatched, it's hatched,' so I assume it probably hatched last night."

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http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/04/08/bc-eagle-cam-births.html

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Second eaglet hatches as world watches

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Second eaglet hatches as world watches
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Stronger, Faster, Better - New Web Hardware to Keep Up With You

Wildlife NewsOver the past couple of weeks we've pushed the limits of the web server we "borrow" from Hancock House Publishing. We pushed it to the limit and had to temporarily move the Discussion Forum off to another computer.

This is all because you, our members and viewers from the general public, have been coming to our web site in huge numbers. We're up over 1000% over last year, a tremendous amount considering we have had an excellent following ever since our first eagle camera went live.

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