Biologist Sandy Steers, and more than 30,000 people around the world, are glued to the live web camera focused on two bald eagles in their nest high above Big Bear Lake in Southern California. Jackie and Shadow are taking turns sitting on three eggs that could hatch any day. Friends of Big Bear Valley operates the solar-powered webcam around the clock and a worldwide crew of 10 volunteers provides updates. There are three camera operators – including one from Italy for night duty. Sandy says that the bald eagle pair lift her spirits. “Whenever anything is bothering me in my life, I just turn on Jackie and Shadow, and I smile again. I love helping people to connect with them so that they can connect with nature and have that heartfelt connection that I feel.”

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