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A Global Pastime: Watching American Bald Eagles Online

It’s ever-increasing in popularity – watching American Bald Eagles on webcams!

American Bald Eagles are no longer an endangered species, therefore, many more are in existence to watch. With funding from various public donations and private resources, webcams over nests have captured compelling day-to-day lives of bald eagles – sleeping, waking, eating, mating, birthing, feeding, nesting, protecting, hunting and other various socializing activities of these majestic raptors.

With today’s technology, scientists and the public can now see bald eagles up close and personal. And it’s become a passion for some.

Bald Eagle webcams are very popular in America and worldwide. Can you imagine? Some of the most fervent and passionate bald eagle viewers are on every continent. The bird-watching and raptor-watching community is very thankful to have the support of citizen watchers from all over the globe, every hour of every day. Several webcams are solar powered and may not be on during the night, but many (with helpful grants and donations) have upgraded high resolution cameras that run 24//7 so not a moment is missed.

Think about it – it’s like another “citizen science project” that I previously blogged about: people from around the world are watching our American bald eagles for their own education, and they’re providing very valuable feedback about their observations. Many classrooms are reported to have regular live viewings of these majestic raptors. This is the closest we’ve ever gotten to viewing Bald Eagles in their natural habitat, so the public is voracious in its appetite to catch a glimpse of a yet unknown world.

Until this year, I hadn’t seen bald eagles in person; I’d only seen them on a webcam or TV. Side note, I checked out the website called “eBird” and found out where bird-watching hotspots are in my area. Because I did that, I was thrilled and privileged to be about 20 feet from one in a tree. What a glorious sight to behold!

To send you to the right places, I’m listing some great eagle-watching websites and webcams:

Live streaming video by Ustream

Cam 1 – (High Definition – Pan, Tilt, & Zoom Side View)
Cam 2 – (High Definition – Pan, Tilt, & Zoom Overhead View)
Cam 3 – (High Res Inside Nest View)
Cam 4 – (High Res Side Nest View)

If you can’t get physically out there to watch American Bald Eagles in action, go online – take flight!

Customizable Emerald Isle “Shell Closeup” Card

OK, I wish I had a better story than this… I was taking lots of pictures on Emerald Isle beach, and saw this “thing”…no idea what it is. I’d call it an “artifact”. Is it a shell? Bone? Fossil? It was very cold to the touch, so I presume most likely a fossil of some kind…and it looks like it has teeth!

Anyway, I took a closeup of it with the surf in the background. Whatever it is, maybe you’ll think it’s cool like I do!

Emerald Isle Shell Closeup cards

Emerald Isle, North Carolina Seashell Collection At The Beach

I took this shot at Emerald Isle, NC….not staged either, but I figured someone left their collection near the fence for a reason.

Emerald Isle Beach Seashell Collection skins

Emerald Isle Beach, NC at Sunset Design

I took this shot several years ago when the sun went down…I didn’t add any effects to the photo itself, but the sun casted it’s own pink halo!

Emerald Isle Beach, NC at Sunset skins

THANK YOU To The Person Who Bought My “Emerald Isle Beach, NC at Sunset” Magnets

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Just an FYI, this photo was taken in the Fall at Emerald Isle…the footprints add to the realism (they were mine!). The ripple on the inland water pool was interesting since the ocean itself is far to the left of the photo…cool!!