Back in the late 1960s and early ’70s, Iowa school kids gathered around televisions to watch the Apollo moonwalkers. Today, the phrase “the eagle has landed” has a different meaning.
There are all sorts of webcams pointed at oddball sights around the globe, but a camera in northeast Iowa is drawing droves of fascinated fans. It’s the Decorah Eagle Cam and tere are thousands of people watching the American bald eagle nest. It’s 80 feet up in a cottonwood tree near the Decorah fish hatchery.
The mama and papa eagles are taking turns guarding the nest, which is six feet across and weighs about one-and-a-half tons. Plenty of people’s feathers are particularly ruffled as the first of the eggs is expected to hatch today.
See the webcam here: www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles