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:
- The Decorah Eagle Cam Live Feed – a 24/7 webcam over a nest in Iowa. Parents are “Mom” and “Dad”
- The Hancock Wildlife Foundations’s “White Rock” webcam in British Columbia, Canada.
- The Alcoa Bald Eagle Cam – Davenport, Iowa.
Parents are “Liberty” and “Justice”.
- Pennsylvania Game Commission – Pittsburgh, PA Hays Bald Eagles
- Southwest Florida Eagle Cam
The parents are “Harriet” and “Ozzie”.
- Live Bald Eagle Nest Camera Feed from Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge near Vian, Oklahoma
- “Minnesota Bound Live Eagles” (the 2014 seems to be down at the moment, but keep checking back)
- Live from Dollywood – the American Eagle Foundation’s Eagle Mountain Sanctuary in Pigeon Forge, TN.
The parents are “Independence” and “Frank(lin)”.
- During normal nesting season, we have 4 camera angles on our nest for your viewing enjoyment
If you can’t get physically out there to watch American Bald Eagles in action, go online – take flight!
Maybe I’m a little more daring than your average woman, but I now love cutting my own hair – and will probably never go to a salon again. I know, most people aren’t that adventurous, but I am! I had the Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction haircut a year ago….and I just let it grow out, straight bangs and all, and it looked terrible. I wanted a new cut, but was undecided on what I wanted ultimately, which lead me to wanting to experiment myself – to see what looked good, what worked, what didn’t, don’t add layers, add layers, add more layers, blunt cut, etc. I could cut it all myself without having to pay every time I wanted to try something. And best of all, cutting my own hair is free!
Know that if you have long hair like me (almost at my waist), you can afford to experiment with cutting your own hair because you have a lot of length to cut; you can cut it in stages without worrying too much about mistakes. That said, there are some fairly fool-proof ways to cut your hair where you won’t have to fear. Basically, if you have hair long enough for a ponytail, you can put your hair in one and straight cut it – yes, it’s that easy. This way adds layers to your hair, which is flattering on everyone. There are plenty of YouTube demonstration videos by professionals and amateurs that show you exactly how to do it (some are below).
Two days ago, I decided to layer my hair, cutting off about 3 inches in length all over. My hair feels so much lighter, and it’s much less frizzy. I don’t even have frizzy hair – I have bone straight, fine hair, but the ends were so split that I looked like I had frizzy hair. So, I took matters into my own hands, literally, and cut my hair off, simple as that. I cut it in multiple layers, and I may hack away more at it, if I find that it still looks frizzy. I noticed that yesterday and today, my hair had gained more volume because the hair isn’t weighted down with that extra length, so the layers are adjusting and flowing quite nicely. Each day, my hair will “learn” how to be lighter and my overall hairstyle will be more bouncy. I even tried the technique of “point cutting” my hair to thin it out some…while fine, I have a ton of hair, and usually the stylist uses thinning shears to keep the bulk and drag away from pulling my hair down flat. Point cutting is a shortcut and mimics thinning shears, since I don’t own any.
I feel I never answered my calling as a hairstylist, but maybe one day, when my life lines up, I’ll be able to go to school and actually get licensed. I can already color my hair; I go to Sally’s Beauty Supply and buy my own toner and peroxide. I’ve never put the wrong color on my hair, and I think I’d be great if I could ever get to school! Although the next color I’m going to use is going to be brown henna – no more chemicals for me.
Anyway, here are some “how to” videos that I watched to get my courage up, so watch them and try a different way to self-grooming – this is free!!
If you haven’t heard of the “doge” meme, it’s time to get educated!
HAVE FUN, YA’LL!!
Alrighty, I gotta tell ya…I used to watch Penn Holderness (the star of this video) when I live in the Carolinas, and he’s really a spirited guy – so to speak!
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