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thought it was up there," she recalls.
"I never dreamed it would be on
the main campus at the edge of a
parking lot."
Being close to a lighted
area made it easy to find a power
source to hook up webcams that
monitor the birds in their 90-foothigh abode. Viewers can watch their
daily comings and goings and get a first
peek at any newly hatched eaglets.
"We had our first pair of eaglets in January 2013, and we couldn't see anything until
their little heads came up over the edge of the nest,"
Carleton says. "That following summer, we put in our first
nest cam, and the next year we added a microphone. The [livestreaming]
cams run 24 hours [a day] using infrared lighting the eagles can't detect."
Millions of online eagle watchers have seen more than a dozen
eaglets arrive. Carleton has spotted some visiting eagles that she suspects
were youngsters who once called the nest home. And some viewers
might have seen things they'd rather have avoided.
"It's nature; it can be very raw," Carleton says. "These are birds of
prey, and they bring in dead animals and tear off pieces to feed their
babies. We don't intervene; this is a protected species. You never know
what you're going to see, but it's great to bring the secret lives of birds
into reality."
Watch what's happening at berry.edu/eaglecam and visit the eagles'
Facebook page for updates at facebook.com/berrycollegeeagles.
H.M. Cauley is an Atlanta-based freelance writer.

LANIGEN

BRANT SANDERLIN / BERRY COLLEGE

Officials at Berry College have chosen not to
name the eagles, as they are wild creatures.
Eaglet B10, far left, soars above Berry
College's campus. Left: Two eaglets observe
their surroundings from the nest.
Right: The male eagle swoops down from
the nest, which is the size of a king-size bed.

Above: Berry College's
eagles were first spotted
on the main campus
in March 2012. Their
nesting site is adjacent
to the parking lot of the
Steven Cage Athletic and
Recreation Center.

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