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. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business. 1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments. 1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace. 1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually. 1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area. 1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.