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Thousands watch online as eagles hatch in Iowa + live video

Apr 5, 2011 12:42:00 PM - thestate.com
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A live video feed from northeast Iowa with a bird's eye view of eagle eggs hatching has attracted more than 100,000 followers - so many that the site crashed briefly Saturday after the first eaglet emerged.

The camera sponsored by the Raptor Resource Project shows a nest 80 feet up in a tree overlooking a trout stream at the Decorah Fish Hatchery, where a pair of eagles is welcoming their brood.

Three eggs were laid in late February, and the first eaglet started to emerge from its shell Friday. Bob Anderson, the project's executive director, said the second hatched about 5:30 a.m. Sunday and the third is expected in about three days.

"The world loves it," said Anderson, who controls with the camera angle with a joystick from a nearby shed.

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