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Bald Eagle Hatches: Live Cam Streams Birth of Second Eaglet in PA

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A second eagle egg hatches in Hanover, Pa. (state.pa.us)

By    |   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 11:00 AM

Two bald eagle eggs hatched on camera this week in Hanover, Pennsylvania, as thousands of people around the world sat glued to their computer screens watching the birth.

The nest, which is situated high in a tree in Pennsylvania's Codorus State Park in York County, has been the focus of a live stream camera for the past three months, and viewers finally got the payoff early Tuesday morning when the first of two eaglets hatched, according to WFMZ-TV.

The second broke through its shell Wednesday at 6:50 a.m., according to the York Daily Record. Patricia Barber, a biologist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, told the newspaper that because the first-hatched eaglet has had more time to develop than its younger sibling, it will likely have an advantage for the first month of life.

After more than 2,300 ballots cast, LancasterOnline.com readers voted to name the new eagles Honor and Justice.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission said the video camera, which is the size of a soda can, was installed over the eagle's nest in December. It's powered with a hardline running down the tree to an electrical panel near its base.

"The first egg of 2015 appeared on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, at 5:55 p.m.," the Pennsylvania Game Commission noted on its website at the time. "A second egg was laid three days later on Feb. 17 at 4:44 p.m. With roughly 35 days of incubation, we'll be on #eggwatch beginning March 21."

"We expect any fledglings to have left the nest by late-June or early July . . . The first record of an active nest in this area is from 2005. Out of the 10 years on record, eaglets fledged seven times, most often two at a time."

The bald eagle live cam has proved a social media hit.









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