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Webcam eagles abandon nest

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Two bald eagle eggs being watched by a webcam were abandoned in their nest in the last few days.
Photo courtesy Hancock Wildlife Foundation

There will be no Delta eaglets on the webcam this year.

The two eggs in an bald eagle nest being watched by online birdwatchers are more than two weeks overdue, and have now been abandoned by their parents.

“The eggs are obviously infertile,” said Karen Bills, project coordinator at the Hancock Wildlife Foundation, which set up two cameras to watch the nest at the OWL Rehabilitation Society.

“Since this is the first year this pair has laid eggs, they probably don’t know how long they are supposed to wait for their eggs to hatch,” Bills said Friday.

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Peregrine falcon pair first to nest in Madison in more than decade

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Peregrine falcon pair first to nest in Madison in more than decade
Associated Press
This undated picture provided by the state of New York Department of Environmental Conservation shows a peregrine falcon. A peregrine falcon named Verne and his mate have taken up residence in a nesting box on the grounds of Madison Gas & Electric's Blount Street power plant.

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TUE., APR 21, 2009 - 6:52 AM
Peregrine falcon pair first to nest in Madison in more than decade

Though it seems a choice location, with great access to Lake Monona and in the middle of Downtown, it took more than 10 years to find a tenant for this Madison address.


But the couple that finally moved in seem very comfortable. They may be having youngsters. And they love the dining opportunities in the area — plenty of grackles and pigeons.

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Overdue baby eagle hatches on webcam

Wildlife NewsOverdue baby eagle hatches on webcam
  hancock wildlife foundation

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

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.

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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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