Friends of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Eagle Nest Cam / Facebook
The executive director of Friends of Big Bear Valley, Sandy Steers, who operates the eagle cam looking over Big Bear Lake says the live stream and video clips of the eagles are making people feel better during the pandemic.
She went on to explain that more people seem to be watching the eagles this year compared to the same time last year. She believes that it may be due to the fact that more people are staying at home and on the internet.
“I think it’s helping everybody, because they’re saying it’s the one place they can go that makes them feel good, watching this pair online,” SB Sun reported Sandy saying. “That warms my heart.”
It’s that time of year again. One of Forest’s bald eagles pairs are working on their nest in the Big Bear area.
We’ve enacted our annual closure of the area to protect the nesting site and—hopefully—future chicks. pic.twitter.com/HYWUgiqGWn
— San Bernardino National Forest (@SanBernardinoNF) December 2, 2020
The two lovebirds, Jackie and Shadow, have been adding sticks and other materials to their nest that’s a towering 120 feet off the ground. Jackie has also been showing signs of potentially laying eggs soon by sitting in the nest bowl. An adorable video of the lovebirds that was shared on Tuesday (12/1) has really been getting a lot of attention.
Friends of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Eagle Nest Cam wrote on Facebook, “Jackie decides once again to test out the nest bowl, shes twirling some fluff around…feeling comfortable it seems. Once Shadow realizes what she is doing, the kissy kissy starts.”
Shadow kisses and curiously nudges her until she finally moves out of the bowl so he can inspect underneath her for eggs. The video’s gotten over 13k views, 292 comments, and 2.7 shares. It’s a real heart-warmer.