BENZIE, Mich. (WLNS) This is what happens when digital technology and nature combine to give viewers a chance to watch a nesting pair of bald eagles in real time.
A partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Carbon Media Group gives the view of the bald eagles at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery near the Benzie County town of Beulah.
The DNR says the Eagle Cam live streams around the clock. The site also includes taped clips of the eagles engaging in various activities, including eating a rabbit, building an clearing their nest and being visited by great horned owls.
The nest is 100 feet above the ground, located on the Platte river. An egg was laid over the weekend and the pair will hopefully hatch and rear their eaglets throughout the summer of 2016.
“This pair of eagles have been regular visitors to this nest for the past three years,” said Ed Eisch, DNR fish production manager. “We’re thrilled to partner with Carbon Media Group to give people a window into the world of these majestic creatures in their native habitat.
The bald eagle has been the U.S. national emblem since 1782 and is no longer considered an endangered species.
“We’re happy to partner with the Michigan DNR to provide a live, real-time stream of these impressive bald eagles on CarbonTV,” said Daniel Seliger, executive vice president of Content and Marketing at Carbon Media Group.
The DNR suggests that the eagle cam is streamed most easily via Google Chrome.