A pair of nesting bald eagles at Platte River State Fish Hatchery near the Benzie County town of Beulah, Mich., are becoming Internet stars.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Carbon Media Group have partnered to provide live views of the pair online.
“This pair of eagles have been regular visitors to this nest for the past three years,” says 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.”
A live stream is being provided, 24/7, via the CarbonTV Eagle Cam.
The nest is 100 feet above the ground at the hatchery. The female bald eagle laid an egg over the weekend of March 12.
Representatives from both the DNR and Carbon Media hope the bald eagle pair will raise eaglets throughout the summer.
“We’re happy to partner with the Michigan DNR to provide a live, real-time stream of these impressive bald eagles on CarbonTV,” says Daniel Seliger, executive vice president of content and marketing at Carbon Media Group. “Users can watch the eagles live at any time on CarbonTV.com from their preferred device and even review the past two hours of footage using our DVR functionality so that not a moment of action is missed.”
Besides the live stream on the site, viewers can watch clips of of the eagles eating a rabbit, building and clearing their nest, being visited by great horned owls, and other taped activities.