MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials with the Department of Natural Resources say the nest under watch of the department’s online EagleCam now holds three eggs.
For the third year in a row, the eagle pair using the nest has laid eggs early, officials said. Usually, eagles in Minnesota lay eggs in March.READ MORE: End Of Federal Eviction Moratorium Won’t Affect Minnesota Renters, State Is On ‘Its Own Timeline’
This year, the nest’s first egg was laid on the 19th or the 20th, the second came on the 22nd and the third came on the 25th.READ MORE: COVID-19 In MN: Health Officials Report 700+ Additional Virus Cases, 5 More Deaths
Officials say the first chick should begin to hatch around Feb. 24.
Temperatures have been relatively mild this winter, and if that trend continues it will increase the chances of successful hatching.MORE NEWS: $20K Reward Offered For Info On 2019 Homicide In Maple Grove Park
This is the third year the EagleCam has been in operation. It’s location is kept a secret to protect the birds.