You can check out the live eagle cam here!
Some of the observations we've made so far are:
- The eagles don't throw up the food for the babies. They just feed them small pieces.
- The eaglets peep a LOT!
- The parent eagles don't leave the nest for very long.
- They eat mostly fish, but they did eat a duck or a goose the other day.
- Eaglets are white and fluffy when they hatch.
- It takes a long time for an eaglet to hatch - several hours to almost a whole day!
- Eaglets are very wiggly, but they also sleep a lot.
- It's hard for eaglets to sit up when they first hatch, but they get good at it pretty quickly.
We are excited to see more of what we've learned about ecosystem in action as the eaglets, hopefully, grow up. But we know there could be some sad lessons about nature, too. We're keeping our fingers crossed and hoping for the best!
Here are some screen shots of the eagle family!
|The parents sitting on the eggs on a rainy day|
|Daddy eagle checking the baby and the hatching egg. The hole is called a pip, and then the egg cracks from there.|
|The two eaglets waiting for mom or dad to come back from hunting|