HANOVER, Pa. (WHTM) – The Pennsylvania Game Commission hopes to have a popular eagle camera in York County rolling again in the very near future.
Game Commission spokesman Travis Lau said the camera near Codorus State Park isn’t ready yet, but officials hope to have it online this week.
The agency installed a camera overlooking the nest of two bald eagles last year and streamed video live from its website.
About 1.5 million people tuned in to watch the eagles hatch and raise two eaglets, and the eagles became a national sensation during a March 5 winter storm when one of the birds was buried neck-deep in the snow while keeping the eggs warm and dry.
The Game Commission launched a program to restore Pennsylvania’s bald eagles in 1983, when the had only three known nests. A mid-year report in July documented 277 nests in the state.
The eagle camera can be viewed at the agency’s website, www.pgc.state.pa.us.