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Bald Eagle Cam


This Web cam image shows live video from an American Bald Eagle nest at Norfolk Botanical Garden. The image is provided by Norfolk Botanical Garden and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The camera operates in daylight hours only.

Norfolk Botanical Garden invites you to stop by and take a closer look in person. The enormous eagle nest is located in a 90 foot loblolly pine between the Mattson Garden and Renaissance Court. The birds home is between 600 and 800 pounds and about 8 feet in diameter.

The nest can be seen from Renaissance Court and from NATO tower, but the closest view of the eagles may be on video monitors inside Baker Hall Visitor Center.
 

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Peregrine Falcon Nest Cam


Feuding peregrine falcons stage a fight to the finish
Wednesday, March 21, 2007

By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The talons were out and flashing like knives during a rough and tumble mating season brawl between two male peregrine falcons on a 40th-floor ledge of the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland.

The Sunday morning battle high above the University of Pittsburgh campus lasted for 20 minutes and was recorded by a Web camera set up to monitor the nest of Dorothy and Erie, the falcons that have made the Cathedral their home since 2002.

Images of the fight show a third falcon, a young male, invading the nest where Dorothy is getting ready to lay her eggs. Erie is shown wrestling with the interloper as they lock talons and strike at each others chests with their beaks. Erie eventually turns the other bird over on its back before both birds tumble over the edge of ledge.

"It was scary because if it got really bad, one of them was going to die," said Kate St. John, a Western Pennsylvania Conservancy volunteer who watches the nest and took still photos of the Web camera feed. "The fact that they fell off the nest probably saved a life."

Peregrine falcons often fight during the March nesting season, when the females are fertile and younger birds cruise for older falcons to overthrow, said Anthony Bledsoe, a lecturer of biological sciences at Pitt's School of Arts and Sciences. Rarely are the often fatal battles seen, let alone captured on film.

Mr. Bledsoe said the footage could help falcon researchers understand how a new male, or sometimes a female, takes charge over an existing nest.

The Sunday fight was not the first defense of his territory for Erie and probably won't be the last. A couple of years after the nest was established on the Cathedral, a two-hour battle was joined with two other falcons before the intruders were driven off.

And among the 18 fledglings sired by Erie was a bird named Louie that in 2003 successfully challenged and decapitated the longtime male peregrine on the Gulf Tower Downtown.

Charles Beir, the Conservancy's natural heritage director, said the territorial fights show that the peregrine population is rebounding, possibly to the point where it is exceeding available nesting sites.

"We've all been focused on seeing the peregrine population rebound and get out of the endangered zone, but now it may be constrained by habitat," Mr. Beir said. "There's plenty of food around, but finding a nest site in a high place where there's plenty of room, and it's not disturbed and the eggs are protected from predators isn't that easy. Those sites are limited and the best ones are taken."

He said discussions have begun about finding another nesting site in the area. Peregrines are territorial and the birds will not tolerate other nesting pairs within their space. The distance from the Cathedral to the Gulf Tower is about 21/4 miles, "a good minimum distance," Mr. Beir said.

He said the Gulf Tower peregrines have already produced three eggs this spring with at least one more to be laid. The eggs hatch 30 days after the last egg in the clutch is laid. To see a slide show of Sunday's fight, visit the Conservancy Web site at www.paconserve.org/rc/peregrine-07-images/index.html.
 

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Afri-Cam :smiley-clappin-yellow:

http://www.wavelit.com/?ch=Wildlife&sh=africam

We pioneered the live web cam industry in Africa back in 1998 with the broadcast of live images from some of the wildest places on the continent. This was a world first and fast gained popularity world wide. Technology has moved on and we are proud to bring you the first of our live streaming cameras on the Africam Wildlife Channel.

Nkorho Pan is a natural water hole in the prestigious Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, in South Africa. Nkorho pan is named after Nkorho bush Lodge which gets it name from the Shangaan derivative for the call of the yellow-billed hornbill, a common and unusual looking bird from this area.

This link will give you an idea of where this water hole is located..

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=-24.35000038,31.04999924

This link will tell you what time it is anywhere in the world..

http://www.timeanddate.com/
 

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Grouse Mountain Grizzly Cam

http://www.wavelit.com/?ch=Wildlife&sh=grizzlybears


Located in the Pacific Coastal Rainforest atop Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife provides a protected natural sanctuary and second chance at life for resident grizzly bears Grinder and Coola.

Both orphaned at approximately 5 months of age, Grinder and Coola have made the remarkable transition from struggling cubs with an uncertain future to vibrant, healthy bears that now act as West Coast ambassadors for their entire species.

First as you may have noticed on our Bear Web Cam, they are Grizzly Bears. The truth is that many people confuse the two bears.

Grizzly Bears can vary from blonde to black in color. While the Black Bear has a wide range of color. Ranging from black to light blonde. Cinnamon colored Black Bears are quite common and their nose is also usually light in color. Size is a difficult way to determine the difference between the two bears. While the Grizzly Bears can vary from the smallest at 350 lbs to an extremely large bear at 800 lbs. Black Bears average between 150 to 400 lbs.

A good way to tell the difference between the two bears, is that the Grizzly has a hump on its back, while the Black Bear does not. It's not really a hump, it's actually a more developed muscle. Another way to tell if a bear is a Grizzly Bear or Black Bear is that Grizzly Bears have a dished-in face, with a clear depression between the eyes and the end of the nose. They also have short round ears. While the Black Bear has longer pointed ears.

Some quick Grizzly Bear facts

The Grizzly or Brown bear, is found in B.C., Alberta, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Bears are highly evolved social animals. They all have personalities. Bears often share friendship, resources and security. Bears are not mean or crazy as movies might have us believe. They are actually very gentle and tolerant animals. Not unlike people, bears can be empathetic, fearful, joyful, playful and social.

Something not everybody knows about bears

Many people believe that bears hibernate and yes that is true. They don't however just go into a cave and sleep for 6 months. What they do is they will sleep for awhile and then every few hours, they get up and walk around. Almost like they are sleep walking. They then return to sleep.

Did You Know?

- When grizzly bear cubs are born they only weigh approximately 0.9 kg (2 lbs) and full-grown grizzly bears usually weigh between 270 and 360 kg (600 and 800 lbs).

- The heaviest grizzly bear that people have ever come across weighed 680 kg (1,500 lbs)!

- Before their first hibernation in 2001, Grinder weighed 62 kg (137 lbs) and Coola weighed 78 kg (173 lbs). They lost about 1/4 of their body weight during hibernation, which is typical for grizzly bears.

- When full grown, Grinder is expected to weigh up to 365kg (800 lbs) and Coola up to 455kg (1000 lbs). But, despite their massive size, grizzly bears are no slow pokes! They can run at speeds up to 55 km per hour over most terrain!
 

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Hummingbird Cam.

http://www.wavelit.com/?ch=Wildlife&sh=hummingbirds


Hummingbirds are FAST and they are the only bird that is known to fly backwards. They will come and go in a blink so watch carefully. The hummingbirds you are watching are on the west coast of Canada. We will show you different scenes throughout hummingbird season, which runs from late-March until the early fall.
 
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