eople all over the world are getting a chance to see Minnesota bald eagles up close. The “DNR EagleCam” is in its second year, but this is the first time the eagles laid eggs that hatched into chicks. The live feed, available online, gets thousands of hits a day with people wanting to see the chicks in their natural habitat, according to Lori Naumann, DNR Nongame Wildlife Program information officer.
And then there were two! A second bald eagle chick has hatched in the nest watched over by the Minnesota Department of Resources’ EagleCam on Wednesday morning. DNR officials say the second chick is out of their egg, and is being warmed by their parents (who take shifts) alongsidethe eaglet hatched on Tuesday.
One of our national symbols is making a comeback along the Mississippi River. For years, the bald eagle had been nearing extinction due to pesticides. But things have changed for the better. Paul Labovitz with the National Park Service says the experience of seeing a bald eagle is one filled with awe.
What used to be considered a rare sight is now becoming the norm. Bald eagles have been spotted lately in Minneapolis parks and Suburban neighborhoods. We went to the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota to find out why.
As the ice on lakes, rivers and sidewalks continues to melt, another sign of spring is on the wing: bald eagles.
On a frozen Washington County field covered partially in snow, bald eagle number 11-694 was found motionless and barely breathing.