John and I have been watching the live feed of the Bald Eagle nest provided by the Raptor Resource Project:
We were lucky enough to watch the third eaglet hatch on the live stream last night. (The first two we only saw by watching the re-cap videos.) As I've mentioned before I was very active at our local nature center (ended up being my first 'real' job) back in the 70's but these days I can't get around like I used to so watching a live feed like this is really special to me.
Bald Eagles were once so common in my area (Southeastern PA) that they were hunted as pests. The only way I saw a Bald Eagle was by looking at mounted specimens or films of them out west. Then in 1973 or 1974, a pair nested near the nature center. It was an exciting time, but one we couldn't share for fear of the nest being disturbed. Now I can sit in the comfort of my own home and watch life in the nest as it happens.
What a great time to be alive!