Eagle Cam: Hatched! 2 Baby Eagles, Third Hatch Imminent!

UPDATE: We’ve had our first 2 hatchlings! And for those of us watching, we feel like proud eagle mommas and poppas, don’t we? Here is a screen cap I grabbed of mommy with one of her new little babies!

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Keep watching the cam, as the third hatch is expected within the next few days.  And in the meantime you can watch the interactions between this new little family.


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An image I captured today. Lovely!

So how did you spend your Friday afternoon?  Well, I spent mine watching this captivating web came of a pair of Bald Eagles in Iowa, awaiting the imminent first hatch of their babies!

This majestic pair are residents of a giant nest located 80 ft atop a tree at a fish hatchery in Decorah, Iowa.

As I sat and observed one bird off and on for about 20 minutes, my heart skipped as a loud flapping came from off camera, and the other eagle landed beside his mate.  She then took off, and he took over egg duty.  I’m sorry, call me a geek if you must, but it is so fascinating, and now I am OBSESSED with witnessing the hatchlings live.

According to the go to my site , these amazing raptors have been together since the winter of 2007-2008. Her markings at that time indicated that she was about 4 years old. They successfully hatched and fledged 2 eaglets in 2008, then 3 in 2009, and 3 more in 2010.

Hatches 1 and 2 have already taken place. Watch the Live Eagle Cam below to see if you can catch a glimpse of the babies, and keep your eyes peeled for Hatch #3!

First hatch 4/2/11.
Web Site of first egg pip and hatch
Second hatch 4/3/2011.
First glimpse of second hatchling
Third hatch expected in a couple of days.

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