EAGLE EYE: The first bald eagle baby to hatch on the Channel Islands in more than 50 years is coming soon to a computer screen near you. Having cracked out of its shell earlier this spring, it is already the star of its very own reality TV show. The solar-powered Santa Cruz Island bald eagle webcam was officially launched this week by the Channel Islands National Park to allow the public to witness the historic five-week-old chick as it navigates the ins and outs of life outside the shell. You can watch the magic daily from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at chil.vcoe.org/eagle_cam.htm, where the baby bird eats regurgitated fish, explores the nest, naps, and – perhaps as early as late June – learns to fly.
Originally published 12:00 p.m., May 25, 2006
Updated 3:34 p.m., June 16, 2006
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