What's this? Cam viewers this afternoon were surprised to see Dr. Dave, Suzy, and a ladder make an appearance on the eagle cam. Dr. Dave was installing an IR dome illuminator on the ceiling of the eaglets enclosure. This will provide a small amount of lighting so that the night-vision in the camera can be used. According to colleagues at the Houstin Nature Center, to the IR cameras, the dome illuminator looks like a light bulb on the ceiling. To the birds (and humans), they just see a faint red glow. This should not have any effect on the eaglets at all. Otherwise, it's been a quiet day at the nest. The eaglets were served some very small mice this morning for breakfast, just to offer a little variety.
Mail has been pouring into the Center over the past week -- and for the past few days, the eaglets have started getting their own mail!