"With live streams from two nests, viewers will get more chances to see eggs hatch."
Orlan Love The Gazette Mar 25, 2016 at 1:47 pm
"It remains to be seen if the second nest, known as Decorah North, will attain the popularity of the original, which became an Internet phenomenon and the most viewed live-stream of all time with 250 million views in 2011.
"'We will certainly get a feeling for that as the season goes on,' said John Howe, director of the Raptor Resource Project, which established the first nest cam, near the Decorah hatchery, and operates the second in partnership with Explore.org.
"How that plays out is of no concern to Charlie Annenberg Weingarten, founder and director of Explore, which operates more than 100 live wildlife cams.
"'I have no tricks up my sleeve. I don’t go by any metrics. It’s not a popularity contest,' he said.
"Howe said the Decorah North eagles are about three weeks behind the hatchery eagles in their reproductive cycle. Mom, the Decorah hatchery female, laid the last of her three eggs on Feb. 25. Mom North laid her third egg of this season on March 18.
"Given that incubation takes about 35 days, the original Decorah eagles can expect the hatching of their first chick sometime late next week, while the Decorah North pair’s first arrival likely will not occur until April 22 or later.
"'Hatching is one of the viewership peaks, so fans will get to see that play out over an extended period this year,' Howe said."
Read more: http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/for-decorah-eagles-fans-two-nest-cameras-are-twice-as-nice-20160325
I clicked on the original Decorah eagle cam this morning on the sidebar and one eagle was sitting on the eggs in the nest. As I watched, a second eagle appeared. The first eagle took off and the second eagle took its place on the eggs. I assume they take turns so they each can go out for food.
The original nest: http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles
Decorah north nest: http://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-north-nest/
Both of these urls are in the sidebar.