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The Nest Webcam Dilemma: When to Interfere with NatureAfter an alarming decline in the 1970s, bald eagles are now thriving, and we get to watch some of them lay eggs and raise chicks with live nest cameras. The webcams draw dedicated fans, and when something goes wrong, they demand that something be done. When a tree leans over, they want to prop it up. When an eagle parent dies, they want the babies rescued. Wildlife organizations have to explain to people that it's just nature taking its course. Policies vary among organizations, but rarely will they interfere with disasters that may befall a nest. Some groups offer pre-made nests, in safer tree, but they cannot make the birds accept them. Some draw a line between saving a bird that suffers from a manmade problem and those suffering from the forces of nature. And they have to educate the public along the way. For example, kestrel chicks don't just fly from the nest when they fledge. They are more likely to fall to the ground, prompting viewers to call and demand they be rescued. Sure, they're in danger, but that's how kestrels do it. A local power company builds safe artificial nests for ospreys, but the birds are just as likely to nest atop power poles. What can you do? Read about nest webcams and the fans who prefer their viewing to have a happy ending at the Colorado Sun. -via Fark#eagle #baldeagle #nestcam #webcam 
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Look at the Moment a Bald Eagle Egg Hatched​A pair of bald eagles named, "Mr. President" and "Lotus" had a happy surprise as one of their baby eaglets has hatched.This happy news unfortunately comes on the heels of a tragedy for this bird family. The other chick in their nest died while hatching. The healthy baby eaglet, called DC9, weighed about 3.5-4.0 oz. It is interesting to note that baby eaglets usually grow about 3.5 oz daily during their first week after hatching. This cute little eaglet will surely grow healthy and strong, as its parents happily feed it with fish. Baby Eaglet DC9 has become a bit of a celebrity. Due to this great news about DC9’s hatching, a nightclub in Northwest Washington, D.C., called DC9, decided to offer a discount  Also, as the eaglet has been learning to tweet, the social media post about DC9 has also started to trend, and DC9’s Twitter account has gained likes and retweets. Tweet tweet! (Pun intended) ​Image credit: @naeaglecam on Twitter#Bird #Eagle #Animals #Wildlife
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Eagle Nest Cam: Live Feed of Wild Bald Eagle Nest in Florida Shows Ron and Rita with their Eaglet ChicksIn the spring of 2021, heavy storms caused a bald eagle’s nest perched high up in a pine tree in Miami-Dade County in Florida to fail. Two baby eagles fell to the ground, and sadly one didn’t survive.Worried that the bald eagle pair, a male named Ron and a female named Rita, would try to rebuild the old nest (and have it fail again), Ron Magill of ZooMiami and Lloyd Brown from Wildlife Rescue Dade County got permission from the authorities to install a sturdy platform out of a wooden Papasan chair part, plastic mesh, small sticks and dried grasses. They also installed a camera so they can monitor the bald eagles more easily.In November and December of 2021, Rita laid three eggs, which hatched into eaglets that you can see on the live webcam!​If you’re wondering where the nest is located, that information is not released to the public to protect the birds. More information about Ron and Rita’s nest can be found at Zoo Miami.
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The Funniest Animals From the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography AwardsThe Comedy Wildlife Photography Awardscompetition has just released their 2021 finalists for the world's funniest animals, so how could we not post it on Supa Fluffy?The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards competition was started 7 years ago back in 2015 by wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE. Tom Sullam and Michelle Wood joined in afterwards and the founders grew the online award to a tradition that people all over the world look forward to every year.In addition to photographs, this year's competition also has funny animals caught on video. This one above is from "Hugging best friend after lockdown" by Rahul Lakhmani.More than 7,000 photographs were submitted to the competition and a total of 42 photographs were selected as finalists. The category and overall winners will be announced on October 22, 2021.#FunnyAnimals #ComedyWildlifePhotographyAwardTake a look at our favorite funny animals and finalists 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards below:
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Eagle Cam 🦅: Explore the Dolomite Mountains From an Eagle's Eye Perspective in 360°Ever wonder what an eagle sees while it's flying high in the sky? Now you can in this fantastic 360° video by Red Bull.Back in 2017, Peter Clausen Films & TV and falconer Paul Klima collaborated with Red Bull Media House to bring you this fantastic footage of an eagle flying through the Dolomite Mountains in northeastern Italy.First, Clausen developed a special super light 4K camera and a rigging system that allowed him to attach the equipment to the back of three golden eagles. The "backpack rig" that he created was adjusted individually to allow the bird to fly unhindered.Then, a three-person crew, two eagles, and a mountain guide were dropped off via helicopter on several mountain tops on the Dolomites. From these mountain summits, they let the eagles fly and capture the amazing footage you'll see below.#eagle #eaglecam #DolomiteMountains #Dolomites #Italy #RedBull #PeterClausen #PaulKlima #360videoVideo: Red Bull