Redding group raising money to upgrade Eagle cam

Jul 26, 2015 8:55 PM by Charlene Cheng

In the months of August and September, the Turtle Bay Eagle Cam is typically missing its main stars, as Liberty and Spirit move away temporarily in search of food and cooler temperatures.

"At this point, it appears that they're not in the nesting territory, but they're up river a little bit. We've had random sightings of them up river," said Terri Llhuillier, a member of "Friends of the Redding Eagles."

While they're gone, the group is hoping to raise $3,500 to make some upgrades.

"We'd like to shave HD quality video and we would love to see sound on this camera. It's the only eagle cam without sound out of all the eagle cams that exist," Llhullier said.

Fans have become accustomed to the "silent move" vibe of the eagle cam, but missing out on the pair's vocalizations has taken away from some key moments.

"When Liberty laid her first egg, Spirit came to the nest. He threw his beak up and just started trilling and it was just a beautiful moment. But it would've been even more beautiful if you could've heard the sound he made when he did that," Llhullier said.

Since the camera was installed in 2008, fans from all over the world have kept the eagles in the spotlight with overwhelming support.

"Everyone that watches these eagles deserves to have a really good viewing experience, so we're going to fight for that and make that happen," Llhullier said.

If you would like to help, the Friends of the Redding Eagles group will be setting up a Go Fund Me page in the next couple of days. You can find more information on their Facebook page.


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