April 20, 2018
Bald eagles become parents - again
BIG BEAR - (INT) - With all eyes glued to a live streaming “nest cam,” viewers watched as a second bald eagle chick worked its way out of an egg Monday at a nest in San Bernardino National Forest.

Two eggs were laid in early January in the nest of a pair of eagles. The pair took turns on the nest during the 35 day incubation period, including through a snow storm. The second egg was laid three days later than the first and hatched Monday.

In November 2016, the nonprofit Friends of Big Bear Valley installed a live-stream camera near the nest. The livestream can be viewed at http://www.iws.org/livecams.html (Select “Big Bear Eagle Cam, Big Bear Lake). The camera allows viewers to watch the nest action up close and personal without causing any disturbance that might result in the eagles abandoning the chicks.

The parents are a newly identified nesting pair. Both parents share in incubation and parenting duties. If all goes well, the chicks will leave the nest in two and a half to three months.
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