Alcoa’s Davenport Works launched a new bald eagle webcam in celebration of Quad-City Bald Eagle Days, which the company has sponsored for many years.
The camera will focus on a pair of bald eagles nesting in a tree at the company’s facility in Riverdale, Iowa.
In December, Alcoa employees participated in a contest to suggest names for the birds and the five sets of names selected as finalists will be voted on by those attending Bald Eagle Days this weekend.
“This pair of eagles began building the nest more than a year ago and during the spring of 2010, they successfully hatched a pair of eaglets in the nest,” said John Riches, community relations manager.
“The view from this camera is spectacular and will help highlight the comeback of bald eagles in the Quad-City region and Alcoa’s commitment to the environment.”
The “eagle webcam” was put in place after consultation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Since the camera was installed in November, the eagles have been seen adding sticks and material to the nest as well as eating fish in the nest.
“We hope to have live or near-live video available in the future, but for now we will update the page with new photos and videos as often as we can,” Riches said. “This is an opportunity to see a first-hand example of the eagles we celebrate at Bald Eagle Days and to watch them throughout the year.”