A College Makes the Most of Its Suddenly Famous Eagles

A College Makes 
the Most of Its 
Suddenly Famous Eagles 1

Gena Flanigen

A webcam’s live stream grew increasingly popular as it followed the progress of a newly hatched eaglet high 
in a pine tree on the campus of Berry College, in northwest Georgia.

In the spring of 2012, a pair of bald eagles took up residence for a few months in the upper reaches of a loblolly pine just inside the main entrance to Berry College. They returned to the nest that fall and, to the delight of the humans down below, could be seen the following spring raising two eaglets. The little ones flew away in April, and the parents left soon after.

Creatures of all kinds are a fixture at Berry College. The 27,000-acre campus at the