The Raptor Resource Project provides a live video feed online streaming 24/7 of a two Bald Eagles and her three baby chicks. The family of eagles is unaware of the camera being right there. The project has well over 43 million visitors, and it is indeed an attention-grabbing web site. As a matter fact, the web site had so many visitors on April 2, 2011 the web site crashed. But the birds were safe and the site was in operation soon.
If you are one of the few people who have not visited the site yet, be forewarned you will have trouble pulling yourself away from the reality TV show. I went to have a look yesterday when the project registered over 33 million visitors and was captivated watching the birds huddled together in the fierce wind. I even went back today to make sure they were okay. Sure enough, the weather is milder and the mother is keeping a watchful eye on her surroundings while I am delighted hearing the chirping sounds of her babies.
I am I hooked? Yes, you better believe it! How often does one get a chance to watch true nature at work? My fascination is shared by hundreds of thousands of Internet users worldwide, who actually packed up their family and headed to Decorah, Iowa to see the eagles in person.
At this writing the Mommy and Daddy eagles are feeding their chicks while over 83 thousand people are viewing at the same time. The number of viewers are growing because this is awesome to watch!
Several poignant moments of the Bald eagle family have been captured on video. You can go to the official web site and watch the replays of the chicks being born and the chicks being fed. Visitors leave comments of appreciation of the educational value of these moments. It will be interesting to see how high the visitor numbers go before the babies take flight and leave their mother’s nest.