Make that two as the Berry eagle lays her second egg earlier today. The first egg of the 2018 season was laid Wednesday afternoon, the same day that she laid the first egg last year. So let the eaglet watch continue!
Click here to watch the Facebook video of her laying the second egg.
To watch the eagles live, please click Berry College eagles. You’ll find three camera views — and sound. Also on the website, tons of background information.
Some background on the eagles and their nesting habits:
- Eagles lay from one to three eggs. Parenting duties are shared by both male and female during the 35 days of incubation but it is the female who spends most of her time on the nest.
- The young birds grow rapidly, adding one pound to their body weight every four or five days. At six weeks, the eaglets are very nearly as large as their parents.
- An eaglet can take its first flight some 10 to 13 weeks after hatching and approximately 40 percent of young eagles do not survive it.