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Catch the hatch: Live cam is keeping an eye on eagle arrivals

The bald eagles featured on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' EagleCam have their first chick of 2017. The egg hatched Thursday, March 9, and the second egg has a pip (scientific term for the hole the chick makes with its egg tooth on the end of its beak) that is getting larger. Screen grab courtesy of the MN DNR EagleCam.

The bald eagles featured on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' EagleCam have their first chick of 2017.

An egg hatched Thursday, March 9, and a second egg has a pip (scientific term for the hole the chick makes with its egg tooth on the end of its beak) that is getting larger.

Biologists were concerned that the first egg might not hatch, as it was left in the cold for quite some time immediately after hatching. The pair has proven they have this incubation thing under control.

This is the fifth year DNR’s Nongame program has streamed live video from a bald eagle nest. The eagle pair has been photographed regularly throughout the year, near their nest and surrounding areas.

Click here to watch the stream.

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