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Live webcam the first to show intimate scenes of eagle family life

The Local · 22 Apr 2011, 12:56

Published: 22 Apr 2011 12:56 GMT+02:00

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Bird lovers and office workers trapped inside who want a taste of the woods who log onto the website find themselves 15 metres up in a tree in a Latvian nature reserve, staring at a nest-shaped collection of twigs.

If the hypnotic twitter of the woodland birds and the slight swaying of branches in the wind is enough to keep viewers watching, they will be rewarded sooner or later with the arrival of the female eagle who is still tricking out the nest.

The foundation spokeswoman said although the nest was in the Latvian nature reserve of Teici, further information on its location would not be released in order to protect it.

The birds have only recently returned to the region after spending the winter in South Africa.

The Wild Animal Foundation has started a campaign to protect the endangered species, of which there are fewer than 100 lesser spotted eagle pairs in Germany.

Five areas in Mecklenburg where pairs breed have been set aside as protected areas.

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Your comments about this article

15:36 April 22, 2011 by catjones
I find this 'German First' obsession a bit tiring....

catjones is once again the First to comment.............meaningless bragging.
19:29 April 22, 2011 by Landmine
It's not a newspaper, it's a veterinarian magazine...
21:53 April 22, 2011 by Englishted
Good job it is not in München ,the fine for sex in public are very high.
08:01 April 23, 2011 by charlenej
I love nature. Honestly, I do. But I read this site because my German isn't yet up to speed and I really want to read important local current events in my native language. Maybe I've misunderstood what this site is for? That could be.

There are less than 10 articles on here a day and IMO, way too many are about some strange animal thing. The penguin and the boot? The opossum? I just don't see the relevancy of these stories to actually being an expat living in Germany. They waste space, and you could read about them anywhere if they are really important scientifically.
13:17 April 23, 2011 by Berliner Mauer
Pleasant articles like this should have more of a place in our media. Frankly, reading depressing news all the time is, well, depressing. Animals are very much a part of our world and their stories as well.
15:00 April 23, 2011 by Landmine
Sorry, I disagree, that is what the National Geographic is for...
19:25 April 24, 2011 by hrt1
Great story, but not consistent with the number of dead rabbits I see each day in my neighborhood who have been hit by a car cruising at around 60kmph in the countryside of Hessen !!
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