Above image from Nelson County Times.
According to the Center for Conservation Biology, a joint project of the College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, the bald eagle has made an amazing comeback. From 30 nesting pairs in the early 1970s to 730 pairs in 2011, the bald eagle is definitely a conservation success story. And now thanks to the collaboration of the Richmond Times-Dispatch you can watch live video of a pair nesting along the James River near Richmond. According to the Times-Dispatch the birds are most likely to be in the nest and on camera between 7 and 10 in the morning. Look for eggs in mid- to late February!
If you are interested in more information about bald eagles or birds in general check out these library resources:
- Fifty animals that changed the course of history / written by Eric Chaline.
- Raptors : North American birds of prey / text and photography by Noel and Helen Snyder
- Birds of Virginia : field guide / by Stan Tekiela