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June 24th, 2011
09:43 AM ET

Popular live video stream of Iowa eagle nest to go dark

Since January, a live U-stream feed has received more than 165 million hits as people tuned into watch an eagles nest in Decorah, Iowa that is part of the Raptor Resource Project.

The three eaglets, dubbed E-1, E-2 and E-3 and their parents have kept the attention of a devoted online community. However, because the eaglets will no longer be in camera range, the project is closing down fan comments on their Facebook page today and the U-stream feed will soon go dark until next year.

Amy Ries, webmaster for the Raptor Resource Project, joins Christine Romans and Drew Griffin this morning to talk about why the public became so intrigued with this eagle family and to discuss what's next for the young eaglets.

Filed under: Wildlife
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Julie

    I'm gonna miss them! Can't wait till next season!

    June 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  2. Kathleen McNeeley

    Wow what a wonderful experience. I am a fan forever.

    June 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm |
  3. Patti Pellegrin

    I will miss my new friends on facebook and the live video stream of eagle family. Thank you to all who was involved in bringing me happiness for the last few months. I was so happy to see the eagles made it through and will be soaring high in the skies. I am looking forward to seeing mom and dad eagle again next year. God Bless all of you.

    June 24, 2011 at 11:45 am |
  4. Melanie

    I have watched the eagles since the first of April. The Raptor Resource Project has given us all a wonderful gift of being part of the daily lives of the majestic birds. What devoted, caring, responsible parents these eagles are. I can hardly wait for January.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:45 am |
  5. Nancey Blackburn

    This has been the most enjoyable thing to view these Eagles daily. It has also been very educational. So many things Ilearned from watching. I am (not) patiently waiting for next year to see the next family. I cannot believe how loving and caring the Eagle parents are. We could all learn from them.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:14 am |