Web camera records eagle laying egg in Maine

Posted April 02, 2009, at 1:26 p.m.

GORHAM, Maine — A video camera that streams live on the Internet has recorded a bald eagle laying an egg high in a tree in Maine.

The Biodiversity Research Institute in Gorham said the eagle laid the egg Wednesday live on its “Eaglecam” 55 feet high in a tree in central Maine.

The institute’s Patrick Keenan says the camera gives biologists and the public a firsthand look at eagles in the wild.

The institute has other Web cameras aimed at other eagles, peregrine falcons and finches. It also plans to have cameras recording the movements in loon and osprey nests later this spring.

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