Video: Are you ready for eagle cam?

posted at 5:21 pm on September 18, 2013 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, today’s viral sensation via Mashable. Jake Tapper suggests, and I agree, that fullscreen viewing is the only way to go. Good lord, I haven’t felt this free and unburdened since the polls came out after the first presidential debate last year in Denver. Coming soon in Eagle Cam II, presumably: The eagle flies straight into a mountain.

I’m tempted to call this the most American of all YouTube videos, but it’s actually French. If it were American, you’d barely be able to see the eagle through all the CGI. Exit question: Er, isn’t this a falcon?


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Obviously based on Joo surveillance technology.

Axe on September 18, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Cool.

rbj on September 18, 2013 at 5:24 PM

That eagle needs a steadycam. Also, I’m pretty sure someone got pooed on at 1:19.

Meric1837 on September 18, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Right into a giant wind turbine :(

Murphy9 on September 18, 2013 at 5:25 PM

No, it is clearly an eagle not a falcon.

kaltes on September 18, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Falcon v rider

elgeneralisimo on September 18, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Boring. I want to see it dive bomb a squirrel.

Mark1971 on September 18, 2013 at 5:38 PM

“Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night
He was something to observe
Came in close, I heard a voice
Standing stretching every nerve
Had to listen had no choice.”

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on September 18, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Saw awesome footage like this on the new PBS Nature series Earthflight: Africa
http://video.pbs.org/video/2365076008/

Lots of gruesome killing too. Had to turn the channel a few times.

There are also Europe and North America episodes I haven’t seen yet.

Brat on September 18, 2013 at 5:41 PM

If it were American, you’d barely be able to see the eagle through all the CGI.

You’re Golden, Allahpundit.

LOL.

portlandon on September 18, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Do we get to see it picking up someone’s little dog or cat?

Blake on September 18, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Awesome, especially the wind howling over the Eagle,as it soars,turns,and glides!

In Honour of:

Fly Like An Eagle Steve Miller Band
***********************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnlTrq6wLf0

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Exit question: Er, isn’t this a falcon?
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Close enough,… no?

RUNS!
(sarc)

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 5:45 PM

That’s how I feel after two martinis.

NeoKong on September 18, 2013 at 5:45 PM

So, what do they do? Just flap around looking for food and maybe a lady eagle?

Blake on September 18, 2013 at 5:45 PM

I caught this early this morning…must have replayed it a dozen times. Total awesomeness.

JetBoy on September 18, 2013 at 5:46 PM

The eagle flies straight into a mountain.

Or into a the blades of a wind farm turbine….

stick on September 18, 2013 at 5:48 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnlTrq6wLf0

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 5:43 PM

The Eagle and the Hawk :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n4BPPaaoKc

I am the eagle, I live in high country
In rocky cathedrals that reach to the sky
I am the hawk and theres blood on my feathers
But time is still turning they soon will be dry
And all of those who see me, all who believe in me
Share in the freedom I feel when I fly

Come dance with the west wind and touch on the mountain tops
Sail oer the canyons and up to the stars
And reach for the heavens and hope for the future
And all that we can be and not what we are

Axe on September 18, 2013 at 5:50 PM

I just bought one of those Contour Roam2 head-cams. My first time using it: zip-lining in Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont, at Arbortrek (Arbortrek.com).

They teach us to put our left hand on the trolley, then our right. Our head is situated to the left of the zip-line. I’m all absorbed in the instruction, cause I don’t want to die on my 53rd birthday.

But, I’m right handed, so I put the cam on the right side of the helmet.

Awesome, HD 1980P photography OF MY HANDS CLINGING TO THE ZIP-TROLLEY.

Captain Learning Curve strikes again.

thejackal on September 18, 2013 at 5:51 PM

So, what do they do? Just flap around looking for food and maybe a lady eagle?

Blake on September 18, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Sexist. :) Maybe it’s a lady eagle.

(now you call me a homophobe)

Axe on September 18, 2013 at 5:52 PM

I had a dream like that . . .

BigAlSouth on September 18, 2013 at 5:59 PM

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 5:43 PM

The Eagle and the Hawk :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n4BPPaaoKc

I am the eagle, I live in high country
In rocky cathedrals that reach to the sky
I am the hawk and theres blood on my feathers
But time is still turning they soon will be dry
And all of those who see me, all who believe in me
Share in the freedom I feel when I fly

Come dance with the west wind and touch on the mountain tops
Sail oer the canyons and up to the stars
And reach for the heavens and hope for the future
And all that we can be and not what we are

Axe on September 18, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Axe:Very nice,..

…..I do like these two lines:0

[In rocky cathedrals that reach to the sky
I am the hawk and theres blood on my feathers]

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 6:02 PM

reminds me of my first solo

DarkCurrent on September 18, 2013 at 6:06 PM

The eagle flies straight into a mountain.

Or into a the blades of a wind farm turbine….

stick on September 18, 2013 at 5:48 PM

stick:

Wait a tic ,I thought the F-15 had an avoidance radar somethings!
(snark)

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 6:08 PM

“Alors! And zen I pooped on zee patio!!”

PattyJ on September 18, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Thank you internet! *wipes tear from cheek*

StubbleSpark on September 18, 2013 at 6:22 PM

At least it didn’t masturbate.

CW on September 18, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Reminds me of my paraglider flights off Aspen mountain… though I wouldn’t get anywhere near that close to the trees.

sadatoni on September 18, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Oh. My.

If only.

theotherone on September 18, 2013 at 7:33 PM

French eagle: “Merde, what is this thing on my back? It’s tres heavy! How can I hunt le mole et le mouse this way? I think I need to stop now and have a cafe to fortify myself.”

RebeccaH on September 18, 2013 at 8:31 PM

what is this thing on my back?
RebeccaH on September 18, 2013 at 8:31 PM

“Maybe if I buzz a few trees, the branches will knock the d@mn thing off!”

HellCat on September 18, 2013 at 8:59 PM

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A W E S O M E !

.

Next I want one mounted on an adult wild Golden Eagle, so I can get a close-up of them yanking baby goats and sheep off of the cliffs and ledges.

listens2glenn on September 18, 2013 at 9:23 PM

. . . A W E S O M E !

.

Next I want one mounted on an adult wild Golden Eagle, so I can get a close-up of them yanking baby goats and sheep off of the cliffs and ledges.

listens2glenn on September 18, 2013 at 9:23 PM

listens2glenn:How about,….”Golden Hawks”!:)
=============================================

Golden Hawks
****** *****

The Golden Hawks were a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aerobatic flying team established in 1959 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the RCAF and the “Golden” 50th anniversary of Canadian flight, which began with the AEA Silver Dart in 1909.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Hawks

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Exit question: Er, isn’t this a falcon?

No. The brief view of its own shadow on the ground shows the more rounded wings of a hawk or eagle, and the head is wrong for a hawk. It could be a Binelli’s or a Booted Eagle. It looks like it could be a Harrier, too. It is also a “domesticated” bird – at least one of the people at the end is its handler.

(I put domesticated in scare quotes because no raptor is truly domesticated. They can be taken out of the wild, or raised in captivity, and trained to the glove and the lure. But, they are never truly domesticated. They are fabulous to work with, and one of the stupidest ‘environmental’ laws in existence now forbids you from taking them out of the wild or even raising them – so no more falconry or hawking in America. Which is a shame, as putting some of these birds through their paces for an audience, then having them ‘meet’ the birds afterwards is a fantastic way to introduce people to these noble birds. /rant)

GWB on September 19, 2013 at 8:50 AM