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Old March 17th, 2016, 03:39 PM
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For those of you seeking entertainment while boiling maple syrup, this might be right up your alley.

Two nesting bald eagles at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula are on view online.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says a partnership with Carbon Media Group is making a live video stream available from the hatchery near the Benzie County community of Beulah. The CarbonTV Eagle Cam is operating around the clock.

In addition to the video stream, archived clips offer a glimpse at the birds' lives.

The nest is about 100 feet above the ground along the Platte River. Videos show the eagles eating a rabbit and building their nest. An egg was recently laid, so wildlife officials say the pair will hopefully hatch and rear eaglets throughout the summer.
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Old March 17th, 2016, 04:20 PM
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This is really cool stuff. The PA Game Commission has a similar set up over a nest in Hanover, PA.

Hanover Eagle Nest Updates, Infrared, and time-lapse
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Nice link! Thanks.

This time of year, when the ice is going of the lake, we have lot's of bald eagles. The other morning, an adult/juvenile pair were perched in a maple right over the sugarhouse. spooked them when I went to fire up.

Our big dumb dogs are convinced they can catch them when they fly by too low.
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We have a pair around the house too. Seems the population is making a comeback. A neat story for you all. One time I was flyfishing on the Ausable River and this mother duck and a bunch of ducklings were swimming all around me. Up along the mountain ridge there was this bald eagle just circling the area, it slowly got closer and braver to me. I knew it was after one of those ducklings for dinner and figured them being so close to me just didnt brave it. Then all of a sudden that thing swooped down right by me and picked the mother duck right out of the water and flew away with it. I knew they were big but when they are just feet away with wings spread wide they seem massive. Was entertaining thats for certain.
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Minnesota has a pair of eagles nesting on their website as well. Watched them last year and this year. Also cool watching them bringing back fish and rabbits back for the young to eat.
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the oddest thing I saw in the nest in PA last year was a skunk that they picked at for a while.
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Had one circling the farm field behind the sugar shack last week really cool to see BUT not close enough to get a good clear shot. Dang I hear a delivery truck gota go see if its my pans.
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