STARTING JUNE 20, FLEDGE WATCH BEGINS FOR DECORAH EAGLES: #1 MOST VIEWED LIVE-STREAMING VIDEO ON USTREAM EVER
Exciting times for bird lovers all over—it’s time for Ustream’s popular Decorah Eagle chicks to spread their wings and fly! To catch the highly anticipated fledge on June 20th, fans can tune in at ustream.tv/animalcams, a curated portal that also showcases some of the many other high quality bird and animal cams on offer. Last year, the live-streaming Decorah Eagle channel garnered more than 200 million views making it the number one most viewed live streaming video ever.
Between now and the first fledge, the junior eagles are practicing their techniques to prepare for their first flight. Currently the eagles are wingercizing, which entails flapping their wings and hopping. At times, they might catch a gust of air causing them to hover. After that, the junior eagles will start branching, which are small hops and lifts onto the closest branches around their nest. Lastly, the junior eagles will fledge or self-propel away from and back to the nest. This is all achieved with watchful parents on the sidelines.
The channel will go off air on Saturday, June 30 4:00 p.m. CT for the remainder of the 2012 season as volunteers focus on upgrading cameras, technology and the viewing experience for the 2013 season. The live video stream will go back on the air in November 2012 and the chat will return in early 2013.
To celebrate National Bald Eagle Day on June 20th, Ustream’s editors will be featuring www.ustream.tv/baldeagles showcasing all of the wonderful bald eagle cams, including live content, highlights, and recorded video on Ustream.
DECORAH EAGLE TIMELINE:
● Copulation & Nesting: Three eggs were laid in late February: Egg one arrived on February 17, egg two arrived on February 20 and egg three arrived on February 24.
● Incubation: About 35 days
● Hatch Watch: The eggs hatched in late March: First egg hatched March 27, the second egg hatched on March 28 and the Third egg hatched on March 31.
● Fledge Watch: Starts June 20th
● End of Season: Saturday, June 30 4:00 p.m. CT
● The man behind the camera and the founder of the Raptor Resource Project, Bob Anderson, would be happy to discuss his love for birds, education, and background information on the Decorah Eagle project. Anderson provides the world a glimpse of the nature that surrounds us through his more than 30 animal cameras across the country.
● CEO and Co-Founder of Ustream TV, Brad Hunstable would be happy to discuss live-streaming, the Decorah Eagle phenomenon, and the growing trend of live-streaming animals.
USTREAM CHANNAL: http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles
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