In just a few weeks, you’ll be able to watch a pair of bald eagles as they hatch and raise their babies.
That’s because personnel from Camp Roberts have installed a camera in a large sycamore tree along the Nacimiento River, above the nest of one of their bald eagle pairs. Once the camera goes live in a few weeks, people will be able to check on the progress of Ron and Nancy (the eagles’ names) as they hatch and raise their chicks.
The camera will document Ron and Nancy’s nest 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Camp Roberts said. The camera has an infrared setting, so viewers can watch the eagles at night, and a microphone, so viewers can hear the chicks peeping.
The eagle cam was installed by arborists from Arbor First in Morro Bay, according to Camp Roberts, and biologists from the Ventana Wildlife Society were on hand during the work.
Additionally, two biologists from the California Military Department’s environmental directorate supervised the installation. Nancy and one of her young eaglets also watched the installation from a tree across the river, Camp Roberts said.
The California Military Department’s environmental directorate will oversee the project, Camp Roberts said. The camera was provided by internet marketing service HDOnTAP, which will also host the livestream, Camp Roberts said.
Ron and Nancy aren’t the only eagles flying around the camp. Camp Roberts is also home to another bald eagle pair and a golden eagle pair. All pairs have successfully raised eaglets during the nesting period, which runs between January and August. Biologists from the California Military Department keep an eye on the eagles and their nests.
It was not immediately clear when the livestream would be available except that it would occur in the next few weeks. Camp Roberts said it will provide a link to the video on its Facebook page when it goes live.