Eagle Cam at ETSU: Shima guards new hatchlings

Shima, a female bald eagle, keeps watch over her eggs at the nest located near Boone Lake. The ETSU Dept. of Biology has a live cam stationed on the nest to capture the birth of new eaglets. (ETSU DOB)

A mom's work is never done.

Female bald eagle Shima is braving the elements Monday as she awaits the arrival of new hatchlings. A webcam stationed near her nest shows the raptor hunkering down as the snow flies in the area around Boone Lake.

The cameras are part of an observation project launched by East Tennessee State University's Department of Biology in 2015. According to program information, the birds have produced two eaglets per year in that time with the exception of 2015/2016 nesting season when only one eaglet hatched.

The university has another eagle cam located along the Holston River in Bluff City.

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