Avon Lake elementary school installs live bald eagle cam

Avon Lake elementary school installs live bald eagle cam

AVON LAKE, OH (WOIO) - Redwood Elementary School has set up a live web cam of its resident bald eagles.

Two bald eagles were first spotted at the school in November 2014. It was later learned that they had built a nest and were possibly going to lay eggs. In March, the school held a naming contest for the students and the eagles were named Stars and Stripes. In April, two Eaglets were born and named Hope and Pride.

"The names were chosen because we hope that they will come back to nest, and we have great pride that the eagles chose Redwood Elementary School to build their nest," said principal T.J. Ebert. "The babies have left the nest, but the mother and father return. They could lay eggs here for the next 15 to 20 years. We are hopeful that will happen. Eagles mate for life."

According to Ebert, the eagles are most active in the morning. They often leave during the day and then return to the nest in the evening.

"They continue to add to the nest," he said. "They also like to go out near the lake and catch fish."

Watch the 24/7 Eagle Cam below. (Mobile users, click here to watch.)

The school has also incorporated the eagles into various classroom lessons and art projects.

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