Bald Eagle Video: Mama Feeds Chick!

Our preserve on Santa Cruz Island has been the site of some amazing conservation work by The Nature Conservancy and its partners — the restoration of the adorable, cat-sized Santa Cruz Island foxes; protection of rare species (12 of which are found nowhere else); and the overall reversal of 150 years of habitat degradation by human beings, resulting in an island ecosystem that is now much like what it was like hundreds of years ago.

But the most compelling symbol of this conservation achievement has been the return of bald eagles — which were once nearly wiped out by DDT contamination — to the island to nest. For four years, eagles have been nesting on the island — and for three years, we’ve been bringing to nature.org  the live nest cam feed of our partners the Institute for Wildlife Studies, the National Park Service and the Ventura County Office of Education.

And this spring, the eagles have done it again. Check out the video above of a female eagle (known as K-26) feeding her chick — and then watch all the action live on the nest cam feed.

If you believe in the work we’re doing, please lend a hand.

Comments

  1. Where are the birds?

  2. We have heard news that the second eagle chick has died — we’ll update you when we get more.

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