What have I been doing in my spare time? Well, while most people probably browse Facebook, Youtube, Wikipedia and the like, I watch an eagles nest. In Decorah, Iowa, someone put a camera up in an eagleÂs nest, and it broadcasts 24/7 on the Internet. So I can literally tune in at any time and check up on what the eagles are doing.
Currently? Sitting. Mom is sitting on the four babies (one of which is trying to escape.) Mom looks fairly annoyed about this but is remaining calm. Sometimes dad and mom are both up in the nest, looking around and pecking at the kids. ItÂs honestly one of the best things ever. I admit that IÂm big into the show Planet Earth, and anything nature related- IÂve always found it fascinating.
I just think itÂs so crazy that I can tune in and watch the lives of a family of eagles at all times of the day, live. The other night I tuned in and while I was watching, mom fell asleep. (I fell asleep shortly after.) The next morning I tuned in for a minute, to find that the camera was covered in snow and ice, and that I couldnÂt see the eagles. Must have been a rough night weather wise. Later in the afternoon I checked back to see the next full of snow and the eagles all wet. Crazy. ItÂs kind of like theyÂre my pets.
So yeah. Welcome to the life of a college student, watching eagles in her spare time when sheÂs not doing homework. Cool, right? If you want to see them too, go here! http://sportsmansparadiseonline.com/Decorah_Bald_Eagle_Nest.html