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DNR: EagleCam Eggs May Not Hatch

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota’s most-watched eagle’s nest is having its patience tested.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s EagleCam has captured an eagle pair waiting diligently on their eggs for at least 40 days.

The set of eagles have been tending to and sitting on the eggs with little progress.

DNR authorities say they haven’t given up hope that one will hatch but will not intervene, no matter what happens.

Three eggs were laid in the nest sometime around the first of the year. According to the DNR website, “eggs are incubated about 35 days, and young eagles leave the nest about eight to 14 weeks after hatching, although young birds often stay around and continue to be cared for by their parents another six weeks.”

The eagle camera is part of the Minnesota DNR’s Nongame Wildlife Program, “which helps over 700 species of Minnesota wildlife thrive.” The program is largely supported by donations.

To watch the eagle nest live, click here.

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