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Decorah Eagle Cam to Shut Down as Youngsters Leave

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    DECORAH, Iowa (AP) Now that the young birds have taken wing, the wildly popular Decorah eagle cam soon will shut down.

    Three bald eagle chicks that hatched in early April have left the nest.

    Bob Anderson is director of the Raptor Resource project, which sponsored the eagle cam. He told The Gazette that fans logged more than 160 million Internet views this spring.

    Anderson says the wall posting on the nest's Facebook page will be shut down Friday and the cameras likely will be turned off by the end of the week.

    Anderson says he's proud that the nest cam showed so many people the wonders of nature.

    He says that next year there will be more and better cameras and faster uploads, plus live video and audio from other bird nests.