'Eagle Cam' Update: All Are OK After An Owl-Related Scare Last Night : The Two-WayMillions have watched as two bald eagles in Iowa care for their three eaglets. Last night, an owl got the parents worried. They made clear, with some very loud shrieks, that it better not come close. Watch the action.
Fortunately, eagle cam fans who had been watching around 2 a.m. (central time) reported that the three eaglets are fine. When the owl started hooting, Mom and Dad did a great job of basically warning that "you'd better stay away."
The owl never did swoop in to try to snatch the babies.
One eagle cam fan captured about 5 minutes of the action and posted it on YouTube. The eagles are quite vocal (there is a buzz in the audio, but it doesn't take too much away from the drama).
As the YouTube poster says, if you fast-forward to the about the 4:27 and 4:52 marks, you can hear the owl calling back.
Note: If the eagle cam page doesn't come up for you right away, don't get discouraged. Come back later and try again. Its always worked for us after a few tries.