Minnesota Bound and Broadband Corp are happy and proud to announce the return of the Minnesota Bound LIVE Bald Eagle Cam for 2013!
We all remember the high drama at the nest last year. Kirby perishing, Harmon getting stuck, The Rescue, the return to the nest, Mom and Dad returning just before Harmon was to be removed for the second time. The reunion with Mom and Dad, the squees, the mantling, the branching, the fledge... so many sad and wonderful moments in the life of a Bald Eagle family! We hope for another wonderful year of eagle watching but with a lot less drama!
We have been watching on and off for the past week or so and we think we have the best and sharpest cam on the net. Mom and Dad Eagle have been seen prepping the nest for the eaglets to come.
Mark Wegscheid and his team at Broadband Corp put the finishing touches on the new installation these past few weeks in preparation of the cam going live. They have installed new solar panels with double the power, new batteries, new cabling and a new HD cam that will be able to pan, tilt, and zoom. Also Mark added a new microphone placed close to the nest so we will be able to hear the eagles better this year.
The new cam is positioned a little differently from last years cam to enable the viewers to see more of the nest, the tree, and the surrounding area. The cam is mounted to an arched shaped structure that does not interfere with the eagles movement on the tree. The mount puts the cam about ten feet above the nest for a spectacular view. The cam will be able to pan and tilt to follow the eaglets when they branch and move around the tree which it could not last year. A built-in 20x zoom makes it easy to see Mom and Dad close up and personal. Also with the increased power and battery capacity we will be able to watch all night via infrared night vision which we didn’t have last year.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post them below or in the chat room. Also, we'll be updating our official MN Bound LIVE Eagles Facebook Page regularly so you can follow along, like, or share with your friends. We have several site moderators this year to help give optimal information to all that want to learn more about these magnificent birds.
Please join us for another season of watching this marvelous eagle family!