The Hanover Eagle Cam, a popular livestream of a bald eagle nest located in Cordorus State Park in Hanover, Pennsylvania, is off the air as of July 3, 2015. The live cam provided a unique view of bald eagles in Pennsylvania.
Millions of viewers tuned into the livestream starting in late March 2015 to watch two eaglets' first eight weeks of life. Eaglets typically fledge at between eight and 10 weeks old. According to Patti Barber, a bird biologist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, well-fed eaglets often stay longer in the nest because they have little incentive to leave. By the time this pair of eaglets had reached eight weeks old, they were seen jumping and flapping their wings to strengthen their flight muscles.
According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, reports from the ground indicate that the two eaglets in this nest have fledged and were seen flying and perching in the area around the nest regularly. The camera was scheduled to be turned off on July 3, 2015. This brief peek into the lives of this bald eagle family was a coordinated effort of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, HDOnTap, Comcast Business, Friends of Codorus State Park and several other partners.