Bald Eagle nest

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Bald Eagle Nest

In this interesting webcam, you can observe the nest of the wild bald eagle. As well as the webcam works in PTZ mode, you can also see birds sitting on branches. This eagle’s nest, well shown online, is located in the National Arboretum of Washington, United States of America.

The webcam is constantly turning, so it’s convenient to see the whole family of the bald eagle: someone is sitting in the nest, someone is jumping along the branches. It is very exciting to watch the live broadcast!

During the breeding season, the newly hatched eagle chicks, which this 24/7 online camera also shows, are of the greatest interest.

Bald eagle

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), a predatory bird, one of the US national symbols, whose nest is visible in the provided webcam, inhabits almost the entire territory of North America: from Alaska and Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

The body length of the bald eagles, which you can find in online stream, ranges from 71 to 96 cm, the wingspan varies from 168 to 224 cm. The female eagles are much larger than males, they weigh is about 5.4 kg. The weight of the males is approximately 4.0 kg.

The plumage color of the bald eagles, as you can see in the live camera, is mostly black, with the exception of the head, which is covered with white feathers. Their hooked beak is bright yellow and very large. The eagle limbs have strong short fingers with long claws. There is a well-developed claw on the back finger, allowing the bird to pierce the victim.

The bald eagles, whose nest this webcam is directed to, mainly live near water reservoirs. They create their home on large trees with an open crown. The large eagle’s nest, which can be seen online, is located on the top of a tall alive tree with a good view of the surroundings. Very rarely, when there are no trees at all, bald eagles can nest on the edge of a cliff or on the ground in an inaccessible to terrestrial predators place.

The width of the eagle’s nest, which you see in the online camera, is approximately 1.5 meters, and its depth is approximately 1 meter. The nest shown in a live stream can be used for several years. Both parents build the house, but the future mother lays the branches.

Per one clutch, a bald eagle female, usually, lays from 1 to 3 eggs. Eagle chicks, you can see also in this webcam, hatch in 24-38 days. In the first days of life, babies are covered with fluff.
Reaching 6 weeks old the bald eagle chicks, which you can see well at some time in the online camera, gradually learn to tear pieces of food and jump from branch to branch. After 9-14 weeks, they make their first attempts to fly.

Bald eagles, perfectly shown in live broadcast, mainly consume aquatic animals: fish and small waterfowl. Sometimes eagles eat reptiles, as well as amphibians, crustaceans, small mammals and invertebrates.

At the beginning of the 20th century, bald eagles, whose home the webcam demonstrates online, were considered an endangered bird species. But, thanks to the US government protection and care, the population of these beautiful predator birds is growing.

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