Now that Spring has arrived we are seeing more and more birds around the yard. This means my preschooler is asking more and more questions about how they make nests and hatch. Last year we became obsessed as a family watching baby Phoenix hatch and grow. It was very common for us to make dinner and turn on the laptop and eat while watching Phoenix’s parents bring him food and feed him.
This year the Eagles are back and there are 2 new babies. We missed their hatching but with all the technology now a days you can still view it on Youtube if you missed it! Hornby Eagles has a great site where you can read about Eagles in the FAQ section, view live webcam feed of the nest and even chat with other viewers about the Eagles. It’s really an amazing experience for the children to be able to be up close and personal with such an amazing bird!
Last year baby Phoenix didn’t make it so I will warn that there are life lessons and some hard ones that kids will learn. Daddy brought Phoenix an like fish last year and it jumped around the nest while they were preparing to feed. If you or the kids are queasy about this it’s probably best not to watch 😉
Check out their facebook page to follow the new babies, Alexandra and David’s progress and see videos that other viewers post about fun things the eagles do.
Danielle is mom to a 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son and always looking for fun things to do with the kids. She blogs over at fourdayshome.
- Hornby Island eagle camera shows birds return to nest and eggs (globaltvbc.com)