If this doesn’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what will.

A cute and sober looking couple named Dough and Sheila Carrick have set up a webcam inside an eagle’s nest on Hornby Island. The BC couple put the camera in the nest in 2004 and ever since, have gotten a “bird’s eye-view” into the life of these two bald eagles.

While this might not be the most exciting thing to watch year round, you might want to take a minute or two to check it out today or tomorrow. The birds have laid two eggs and experts are expecting the eggs will hatch either today or Wednesday! The eagle-couple has had some disappointments in the past with some of their eggs not hatching, so people are feeling very anxious for the two birds!

Watching the birds tend for their two eggs is almost hypnotic. They are so precise and delicate. It really is beautiful. On Monday night, it looked like it was pouring and the wind was howling and yet, there the mama bird sat, keeping the eggs warm. My mom regularly struggles to remember my middle name. The live camera is also great because it includes sound, so along with the crashing waves and strong winds, you can also hear the eagles make all sorts of noises as they prepare for the arrival of their babies.

I know crazy bird enthusiasts are probably watching around the clock, but try to check in every now and then. The sounds are surprisingly relaxing and who knows, you watch get the chance to watch something truly amazing….that doesn’t involve the last name Gosselin.

To view the birds yourself, click here to watch the webcam!


Mike Morrison