UPDATE.....and now there are THREE baby Eaglets in the nest! Pretty amazing to watch on the live stream below!
So far one eaglet has hatched and two more are expected to hatch this week. All th emore reason to keep an EAGLE eye on this LIVE STREAM vide!
Eaglets are on the nest for 10 to 12 weeks. By the time they are 9 weeks old, they are fully grown. Some scientists did a study keeping track of all the time that the parent eagles spent at the nest. Once the babies hatched, the female was present at the nest about 90% of the time.
The US Fish and WildLife service says Bald eagles staged a remarkable population rebound and recovered to the point that they no longer needed the protection of the Endangered Species Act. On June 28, 2007, we announced the recovery of our nation's symbol and removal from the list of threatened and endangered species.
Now The Dulles Greenway and the Loudoun County, Virginia Wildlife Conservancy just outside of our Nation's Capital are celebrating the birth of a baby bald eagle on the Dulles Greenway wetlands.
According to the National Eagle Center, bald eagles lay one to three eggs a year. They'll hatch after 35 days of incubation. Then mom sits on the nest for about 10 - 12 weeks.
This live-stream eagle camera above comes fromThe website also features a moderated chat every Monday 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Thursday 8:30-9:30 p.m. that allows viewers to comment and ask questions about the bald eagles. Teachers can also request a virtual classroom chat by emailing email@example.com.