Alcoa has begun streaming live video from a bald eagle nest on its property in Riverdale.
The pair of eagles using the nest are tending to two eggs expected to hatch sometime after Thursday. The webpage, www.alcoa.com/eaglecam, includes the live streaming video, earlier still photos and video of the eagles working on their nest.
"Alcoa is proud of our environmental commitment here in the Quad-Cities and we are pleased to be able to share the video from this eagle nest with the community," Malcolm Murphy, vice president and general manager, said in a news release.
The eagles, named Liberty and Justice in a vote at this year's Bald Eagle Days in the Quad-Cities, hatched and tended two eaglets using the same nest in 2010. Alcoa, in consultation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, installed a camera in the tree above the nest in November.
Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army. 1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square. 1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.