Amusing Monday: Wildlife through a lense to you

Last week, somebody e-mailed me a link to a camera aimed at a nest of wild bald eagles living in Norfolk Botanical Garden in Virginia. On Thursday, the last of three eagle eggs in the nest hatched. This is the fifth time in eight years that the pair of eagles has successfully hatched three eaglets.

I’ve seen a lot of live wildlife videos on the Internet, so I was surprised at the resolution and clean color produced by this camera, lighting and web feed. I was unable to find technical information about this system, but I would think that anyone who operates wildlife cameras would want to be aware of this technology.

This live cam on the eagles was down most of the weekend, but this morning the amazing images are back. The mother eagle is taking great care of her babies. (If the web cam happens to be down when you sign on, then check out some of the photos on the associated blog — including the video on this page.

With spring arriving, I thought it would be a good time to list some of the better wildlife cams available from across the state and nation.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife WildWatchcams:

Great blue heron, Kenmore, King County

Bald eagle, Lake Washington

Osprey (still vacant, but camera recently returned to operation)

Harbor seal

San Juan Islands

A bunch of web cams for the San Juan Islands are listed at Island Cam, which I sometimes check to see if I can spot some killer whales

From other states

Loon nest in Central Minnesota (vacant now, but coming in April) To see recorded videos from the past, check out productions by “Minnesota Bound.”

Eagle nest Vancouver, B.C.

Barn owls: Mel and Sydney, Oceanside, Calif.

Hummingbird: Emma, Aliso Viejo, Calif.

Baby fox squirrels rescued and kept at Coast & Canyon Wildlife Rehabilitation, Malibu, Calif. (Feedings scheduled.)

Eagle nesting, Duke Farms, Hillsborough, N.J.,

Black bear den: Lily and her 1-year-old cub, Hope, near Ely, Minn.

Sea lion haulout, Pier 39, San Francisco

Aquarium cams

Coral Reef, Coral Gables, Fla.

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Kelp forest, Sea otters, Sandy Shore and Aviary, African blackfooted penguins, Wading birds,

I welcome anyone who knows of other  good wildlife cams to share the links in the comments below.

2 thoughts on “Amusing Monday: Wildlife through a lense to you

  1. Thanks for posting the heron cam at Padilla Bay Reserve. It looks like the screen refreshes every minute. If I understand the information posted on that page, one can view streaming video at the reserve’s visitor center.

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