Nestcams like these allow you to see what the process of nesting and raising young actually looks like in real time – and they can capture some awesome events.
#1: Great Blue Herons, Sapsucker Woods, Ithaca NY:
Video of a nighttime owl attack on the mother as she incubates (don’t worry, she’s okay):
#2: Bald Eagles, Decorah IA:
Video of Dad accidentally throwing a chick out of the nest and Mom saving the day (0:30 – 3:15 is skippable):
#3: Allen’s Hummingbird, Channel Islands CA:
Link: http://phoebeallens.com/ (Nest is not currently in use though)
Video of hummingbird chick leaving the nest for the first time:
I know there are more nestcams out there than these. Comment with the link if you have one to recommend!