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DNR launches its own Eagle Cam, trained on Twin Cities nest

The DNR’s Eagle Cam captures live action of the nest, which has three eggs.

With the popularity of many Eagle Cams and other live nature feeds around the country, Minnesota’s DNR is now streaming live coverage of a Twin Cities area eagles nest with three eggs.

State officials say:

Three eggs were laid in the nest sometime around Jan. 1, 2013. Eggs are incubated about 35 days, and young eagles leave the nest about eight to 14 weeks after hatching, although young birds often stay around and continue to be cared for by their parents another six weeks. This pair of eagles has nested in the same area since about 2010, fledging at least one chick in that time.

Minnesota Bound also has a camera in a central Minnesota eagle’s nest, and there’s also the popular Decorah, Iowa, eagle’s nest site, although that nesting pair seems to have moved to another nearby nest this season.

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And there’s the Bear Cam, set up by the North American Bear Center, in Ely, that shows Jewel and two cubs, now in hibernation.