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Berry's Eagles lay egg on live streaming video

Berry's Eagles lay egg on live streaming video

ROME, Ga. -- The Berry College Eagles are starting a new generation, and cameras are streaming it all live.

On January 5th, the eagles were still building up their nests. That night, around 5:00, the first egg of 2015 appeared. By Jan. 12, another egg was visible.

It's become a tradition for the North Georgia college town to carefully follow the eagle family's progress with thousands of others around the world watching on three live eagle cameras.

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"Nestoration" begins for Berry College bald eagles

"Nestoration" begins for Berry College bald eagles

ROME, Ga. -- They've been viewed by millions online, and now the bald eagles at Berry College are back in the spotlight with the beginning of another nesting season.

Almost 60 "eagleholics" gathered over the weekend to watch the eagles prepare the nest, a process known as "nestoration."

Members of the group met through the Berry College Eagle Facebook page, and they traveled to Rome from across Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, South Carolina and Florida.

The Eagle Cam at Berry College has registered 21 MILLION views since it went live in 2013. Berry College added a second camera over the summer to provide fans with another vantage point that points directly down on the nest.

Berry College relocates stadium due to bald eagle nest

Berry College relocates stadium due to bald eagle nest

ROME, Ga. -- The site of Berry College's much-anticipated stadium is being relocated due to a pair of popular bald eagles that built a nest at the campus near Rome, Ga. A webcam streaming live video from the nest has received more than 17 million views and the eagles' Facebook page has more than 60,000 "friends."

Berry had planned to build its new stadium close to the Steven J. Cage Athletic and Recreation Center, which would provide convenient parking and access to the campus entrance. In spring of 2012, the bald eagle couple built a nest in a tall pine tree just off the major parking lot. Given the very public location of the nest, officials were not sure if the eagles would return and use it. They returned in fall 2012 and successfully produced two eaglets in 2013. A third eaglet hatched in February 2014 and took its inaugural flight last week.

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has brought back its Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest for 2014.

This year's theme is Plug into Nature, emphasizing the importance of experiencing wildlife and plants firsthand.

All Georgia students in grades kindergarten through 5 are invited to enter the contest. The top 12 winners' posters will be displayed on the DNR's Flickr site and at the Go Fish Education Center in Perry during the first two weeks in May.

Contest entries are due Apr. 16. Three winners will be picked in four categories (kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, grade 5).

Visit georgiawildlife.com for more information about the contest.

Watch Berry College eagles on state website

Watch Berry College eagles on state website

ROME, Ga. -- Live video of bald eagles at Berry College can now be seen on the website of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division.

PHOTOS | Inside the Berry bald eagles' nest

Through a partnership between the state agency and Berry College, streaming video shows the daily activities of the two bald eagles, which have been nesting near the school's athletic and recreation center.

Berry College's Bald Eagle nest camera now streaming

Berry College's Bald Eagle nest camera now streaming

ROME-- When two bald eagles decided to make Berry College home in March of 2012, students gathered to watch. When they had two offspring around Christmas 2012, wildlife photographers and bird enthusiasts from across Georgia came for a peek. Now, this fall, the world will watch through two live streaming cameras.

The two views include a wider shot, "the approach cam" and an up-close shot showing the inside of the nest, "the nest cam".

PHOTOS| Inside the Berry College bald eagle's nest

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Escaped emu shot to death

Escaped emu shot to death

ROME, Ga. -- An emu's journey through a Rome neighborhood began with curious onlookers, as it strutted through fields and over streets after escaping from its owner.

But the animal's brief taste of freedom ended in death.

VIDEO | Lusty emu looks for love

Floyd County police spokesman Jerome Poole said that after animal control officers failed to take down the emu with tranquilizer darts, it was shot and killed at the owner's request.

Poole said that the emu was "thousands of addresses away" from its owner's property when animal control officers responded to the Kingswood Estates neighborhood on Wednesday.

It was not immediately clear how the emu escaped or who owned the animal.