Miles City webcam gives bird’s eye view of eagles

Two adult eagles are caring for their two young eaglets before a watching world. A camera providing 24-hour live feed footage of nesting bald eagles in Miles City was turned on the beginning of April.

Eagle

By Lori Kesinger

   Last year, numerous organizations, businesses, and volunteers came together to install the Miles City Eagle-Cam. It has since produced a large social media audience and educational experience for viewers. This year the eaglets hatched April 6 and 8.

   The eagle pair constructed their nest on the west end of Main Street in Miles City. They return every spring to reinforce it and raise their young. The nest is approximately eight feet wide and sits 98 feet high in a cottonwood tree. It has been used consecutively for about six years.

   Bald eagles mate for life and will return to nesting homes every spring to lay new eggs. A pair will watch over and feed their young until maturity. By eight weeks, eaglets are strong enough to flap their wings, lift their feet off the nest platform, and rise up in the air. The young fledge at anywhere from 8 to 14 weeks of age, though they will remain close to the nest and attended to by their parents for six more weeks. Juvenile eagles first start leaving their parents about eight weeks after they fledge.

   To view the eagles anytime of day or night, go to: 53431558b81c6.click2stream.com/. To see photos and join the conversation about the eagles, go to the Facebook page Miles City, MT Eagle Cam.

Two adult eagles are caring for their two young eaglets before a watching world. A camera providing 24-hour live feed footage of nesting bald eagles in Miles City was turned on the beginning of April.

   Last year, numerous organizations, businesses, and volunteers came together to install the Miles City Eagle-Cam. It has since produced a large social media audience and educational experience for viewers. This year the eaglets hatched April 6 and 8.

   The eagle pair constructed their nest on the west end of Main Street in Miles City. They return every spring to reinforce it and raise their young. The nest is approximately eight feet wide and sits 98 feet high in a cottonwood tree. It has been used consecutively for about six years.

   Bald eagles mate for life and will return to nesting homes every spring to lay new eggs. A pair will watch over and feed their young until maturity. By eight weeks, eaglets are strong enough to flap their wings, lift their feet off the nest platform, and rise up in the air. The young fledge at anywhere from 8 to 14 weeks of age, though they will remain close to the nest and attended to by their parents for six more weeks. Juvenile eagles first start leaving their parents about eight weeks after they fledge.

   To view the eagles anytime of day or night, go to: 53431558b81c6.click2stream.com/. To see photos and join the conversation about the eagles, go to the Facebook page Miles City, MT Eagle Cam.

      



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