Although this camera replaces the popular Eagle Cam, it does not show the bald eagle’s nest. The Eagle’s Nest is in another area of the wildlife refuge.
WESTMINSTER, Colo. — The City of Westminster launched a new Standley Lake live camera last week that replaces its popular Eagle Cam, though it doesn’t point to the bald eagle’s nest.
Instead, the 24/7 camera shows the park’s Bird Island, which sits about 400 feet offshore and is a nesting ground for a wide variety of birds: cormorants , blue herons, white pelicans, gulls, ducks and, occasionally, great horned owls.
Cormorants and great blue herons arrive in March and April, and the birds start nesting in May.
> Click here to watch the Bird Island Cam.
The original Eagle Cam was installed in the fall of 2016 and focused on the park’s main attraction: the Bald Eagle’s Nest. Last May, the nest collapsed, killing the eaglet born a few weeks earlier.
> The video above shows the original Eagle Cam last April after an eaglet hatched in the nest.
The pair of eagles have moved on and built a new nest deep in the wildlife refuge where the camera cannot reach, the city said.
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The new camera aims to increase awareness and appreciation of Standley Lake’s other wildlife.
But don’t count on a bald eagle sighting. Eagles occasionally visit the island, especially in winter.
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The bald eagle pair has at least one egg in its nest. The number of eggs in the nest will not be known until hatching.
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