Thursday, April 2, 2015
B is for Bald Eagles – An American Treasure
This past winter has been brutal for many parts of the northern hemisphere. Somehow, great numbers of local wildlife managed to survive by the look of things. And two mated bald eagles in Pennsylvania are no exception. A live webcam in Codorus State Park near the town of Hanover showed an amazing sight on March fifth.
The pair of eagles, named Liberty and Freedom, found themselves buried in snow as they tried to keep their two eggs warm. Their dedication and astute action astonished me. Besides being the national bird of the United States, they are also one of the first raptors to breed each year. Hence their difficulties when a late winter storm blew in.
I find myself checking daily to see this family and have been privy to some really stunning natural moments. Watching the pair trade off on egg sitting duty when the male brought her a fresh meal must be a favorite. Well, that is until the first egg hatched around March 24th.
Many news websites covered the story; below you can find one article including screen shots:
WTOP - Washington's Top News - Watercooler
You can also take a peak to see what they are up to today (WARNING: some graphic views of caught prey, most often fish, may be in the shot):
Bald Eagle Live Cam