[va-richmond-general] CCB Richmond Eagle Cam
- From: "Wilson, Michael D" <mdwils@xxxxxx>
- To: "'va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:27:10 +0000
CCB Richmond Eagle Cam For the first time in our history the Center for Conservation Biology is providing an opportunity for the public to view bald eagle nesting behavior online. CCB has installed many cameras in eagle nests over the years for research purposes but none have been accessible to the public over the internet. In early December a camera system was installed in a nest within the city limits of Richmond. This nest is one of 16 nests on the James River that are included in an investigation of generational conflict within the Chesapeake Bay population. Younger "floater birds" with the desire to find breeding opportunities will float from territory to territory in order to find an unoccupied space or challenge a territorial holder for that location. Combat wounds and deaths are becoming an increasingly common occurrence as these conflicts escalate within the rapidly growing eagle population. The study is being conducted by graduate student Courtney Turrin under the direction of Bryan Watts at the College of William and Mary. Live streaming video of the Richmond nest is being made available through Ustream. The video will be available continuously through the day and night. The system has audio and is enabled with infrared sensors for night viewing. CCB is still working on some technical issues with Ustream and hope to improve picture clarity within the week. It is our hope that the video will serve to engage the community in discussions about the ecology and conservation of bald eagles. Moderators will be on the chat from 8am to 8pm to answer questions and more extensive discussion of eagles and updates can be found on facebook. To see live video of the nest and to learn more about the project, please visit http://www.ustream.tv/richmondeagles Michael Wilson Center for Conservation Biology College of William and Mary & Virginia Commonwealth University P.O. Box 8795 Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795 phone: 757-221-1649 fax: 757-221-1650 email: mdwils@xxxxxx web: www.ccb-wm.org You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, http://www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general.
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