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Web viewers await birth of third eaglet

A third Vancouver Island eaglet is expected to hatch sometime today live on webcam.

A third Vancouver Island eaglet is expected to hatch sometime today live on webcam.

More than 250,000 people have viewed the live streaming video over the last two weeks when two other eaglets were born,
according to the Hancock Wildlife Foundation, which set up the live cams.

Back in February when still cameras were installed, the site averaged 1,000 hits a day. That number has
recently spiked.

“We’re expecting to hit one million within the month,” said project co-ordinator Karen Bills.

Thousands of online viewers, or “eagle-holics,” watched the first Sidney eaglet hatch early Wednesday morning.

Since then, Bills has noted that viewers from as far as New Zealand, Germany and South Africa have been streaming the videos.

Despite the good news in Sidney, a second nest in Delta is not looking so promising.

“We have the momma eagle there, but her eggs are 11 days overdue,” Bills said. “We aren’t expecting those to hatch.”

 
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