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 Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States. 1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment. 1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan. 1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war. 1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs. 1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.