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 Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th Masonic District of Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle. 1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.