A pair of bald eagles and their chicks in the Twin Cities are gaining the attention of thousands of people worldwide.
Internet users from around the world have tuned in to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources EagleCam.
The most frequent foreign Internet users have been from Canada, Poland, the United Kingdom and Germany, according to the Star Tribune. People from all 50 states have also tuned in to the live footage, the newspaper says.
“Our Facebook page is exploding with questions and comments, and we get a fair number of calls and e-mails,” Erica Hoaglund, DNR nongame wildlife specialist, told the Star Tribune. “There’s a lot more interaction than last year when we had no chicks. … I am really impressed with how close people get to these birds. They are interested in every single little thing they do.”
It's the second year the DNR has streamed footage from the eagle nest, which includes two adult eagles and now their three chicks, according to the organization's Facebook page. The eagle parents, which biologists believe are the same pair live-streamed last year, failed to hatch their eggs last year, FOX 9 says.
The DNR brought back the eagle cam in February after nine months off the air due to inactivity in the nest.
The nest being broadcast is located in the Twin Cities, but the DNR isn’t giving away its exact location. The agency doesn’t want bird fans to gather and alter the birds’ natural behavior.