There have been kitten cams, puppy cams and many other cutesy live steams, but those pale in patriotic comparison to this feed of a bald eagle nest in southwest Florida. It features a couple freshly hatched baby bald eagles, known as eaglets, and their nesting mother. The stream records the activity of a nest that’s been occupied by these bald eagles for the past five years between the months of October – April.
According to the Facebook page of the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam, the camera is non-invasive to the eagles or their habitat.
To preserve the natural habitat of the eagles, the camera is positioned six feet above the nest and is attached to a tree limb, and uses no screws or nails. The camera is noiseless and the night vision feature is an infrared light which emits no actual light. The nation’s birds do not see or hear anything coming from the camera.
It’s not the first time eagles have been live streamed. Like any celebrity on the E! channel, back in 2011 the Decorah Eagles in Iowa got their own live stream leading up to and after the hatching of some tiny eagle offspring.