Nestcams

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:

Link:  http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=2433

Video of a nighttime owl attack on the mother as she incubates (don’t worry, she’s okay): 

#2: Bald Eagles, Decorah IA:

Link:  http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

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!

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