Hanover-area eagle cam shutting down Monday

Staff report
Hanover-area eagle Cody (left) prepares to take flight as his sister Mary looks on from the nest. Cody fledged Wednesday morning, while Mary is still waiting to take flight.

With two eaglets successfully hatched and flying, the state Game Commission will be shutting down the Hanover-area eagle cam on Monday.

The 2017 season marked the third year the commission has provided the livestream of the nest at Codorus State Park.

Two eaglets also successfully fledged in 2015, while in 2016 one egg never hatched and the other eaglet died shortly after hatching.

Both eggs hatched this year in late March, and the eaglets began flying in early June, according to the Game Commission website.

The eagle cam, which began streaming this season on Dec. 28, 2016, has been popular over the years, giving viewers an inside look at life in an eagle's nest. 

The nest has two cameras pointed at it, both of which have microphones attached. According to the state Game Commission, eagles have nested in the tree for more than 10 years.

The commission said more than 550,000 viewers tuned in to watch the eagles last year, down from 1.5 million viewers in 2015.