The millions who became captivated last year by the hatching and raising of three bald eaglets before a web-cam in Decorah, Iowa, might be interested to note that the egg watch is now on for a new season of bird drama and intrigue.
The parents of the eaglets, which have long since fledged, were seen mating this week, after having spent weeks rebuilding their nest (see video posted above).
If this season is anything like the last, millions of people from throughout the world can look forward to watching more eaglets breaking free of their eggs, being fed and protected by their parents, who will endure snow, rain and freezing winds.
There will be competition among the birds for food and parental care. They will be clumsy and ungainly at first, but will grow quickly and ultimately they will resemble birds that look capable of flying off to begin life on their terms.
The high-definition web-cam is even better than last year's and Bob Anderson and his Raptor Resource Project team are to be congratulated for serving up a second season of nature's greatest reality show.
Hopefully, the encore will be as entertaining. Below is the live camera feed. Enjoy: