April 04, 2011 08:00 PM

Congratulations are in order for a pair of bald eagles in Decorah, Iowa.

Thanks to a live stream provided by the Raptor Resource Project (RRP), viewers have gotten a rare glimpse of some rare birds. As news of the pending hatchings spread, thousands of viewers logged on to watch, at one point crashing the site.

“Right now, people are looking for something positive,” Raptor Resource Project director Bob Anderson tells PEOPLEPets.com. “There are just so many negative things going on, and this is a happy thing.”

The birds are fiercely protective parents who spend most of their time guarding their newly-birthed offspring. They welcomed two eaglets this weekend – one on April 1, the second on April 3. Their third is due to debut any day now.

Using a camera that is nestled in the eagles’ nest, just about 80-ft. off the ground on private property near a fish hatchery, this latest Internet sensation has already racked up 11 million views and reportedly reached over 130 nations. The camera changes over to infrared at night so that the birds can remain undisturbed.

Check out the video for yourself, and see if you can spot the new additions!

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