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The Department of Natural Resources has launched its own streaming eagle cam, offering a 24-hour live feed of a Twin Cities nest.
Viewers now can glimpse a rare sight – there are three eggs in the nest. Eagles typically lay eggs in March, so this eagle couple, which has been in the area since about 2010, has had a tough job keeping the eggs warm, the DNR says. There is a good chance the eagles may hatch eggs this week.
The live video can be found on the DNR’s website at www.eaglecam.dnr.state.mn.us.
The eggs were laid around New Year’s Day, and it typically takes about 35 days for an egg to hatch. Eaglets typically leave the nest eight to 14 weeks after hatching, according to the DNR.
The bald eagle has made a comeback since the early 1970s, when the pesticide DDT was banned, and Minnesota has more bald eagles than any other state in the lower 48 states, the DNR says.