Hornby Island eagle cam
On March 29, Steven Colbert announced on The Colbert Report that he was about to become a father:
Stephen Colbert announced with pride on "The Colbert Report'' on Tuesday night that the San Francisco Zoo had offered to name a baby eagle after him. Colbert devoted much time to discussing this, to the delight of the zoo administration. A film crew arrives here Wednesday for official ceremonies. The new-born eagle to be chosen for this honor will be one hatched from 10 or so eggs that look like they'll be ready to go at that time.
The offer letter came from an enterprising volunteer who e-mailed Colbert's Webmaster. The outcome -- so much jolly publicity -- has been terrific, so congratulations to her. But, ummm, did she really have the right to make the offer Colbert couldn't refuse? "We had a little internal discussion about that,'' said the zoo's Alexander Winslow. "Bless her heart. Her heart was in the right place.'' [SFGate]
Inspired by this segment, I asked Thad if I could have a baby eagle. We really need one to deal with the pigeons. Thad said he would give me an eagle if he had one. I said I felt he wasn't making eagle procurement enough of a priority in our relationship. He said maybe I could ask the blog if they had any spare eagles.
The Cam-meister is David Carrick, a retired accountant who lives on Hornby. He's negotiating with a corporate sponsor to install a smaller cam that will enable viewers to see inside the nest.