First egg in the eagles’ nest at Berry College this season: This update from the eagles’ Facebook page: “We have an egg! Our female eagle laid the first egg of the season at 4:32 p.m. (Tuesday). This is around the normal time of year for the female eagle to deliver eggs in the nest behind the Krannert Center on Berry College. In fact, this one was a little late in coming for some reason. For more, including links to the eagle cams, please click Eagles. What to know:
- Eagles lay from one to three eggs. Parenting duties are shared by both male and female during the 35 days of incubation, but it is the female who spends most of her time on the nest.
- The young birds grow rapidly, adding one pound to their body weight every four or five days. At six weeks, the eaglets are very nearly as large as their parents.
- An eaglet can take its first flight some 10 to 13 weeks after hatching and approximately 40 percent of young eagles do not survive it.
- Last season, there were two hatchlings in the nest but one fell over the edge to its death. The second eaglet fledged on schedule.
- On radio at 8:40 this morning: Renee’ E. Carleton, D.V.M., Associate Professor of Biology at Berry College, on the arrival of the first egg of the new season in the eagles’ nest near the Krannert Center — and what to watch for now through spring. Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM
The Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League will install officers for the coming year at a breakfast meeting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Pisgah Baptist Church, 5603 Alabama Road. The church’s Brotherhood members will serve the breakfast. Commandant Tom Beavers will announce the Detachment “Marine of the Year” and present service awards.
Georgia Legal Services Program assistance will be available in the Judicial Courthouse at 3 Government Plaza, Suite 114 on Friday Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. until noon to assist low-income clients in a range of civil matters, including TPOs, public benefits, housing, consumer issues, school suspensions and unemployment. This service is provided on the second Friday of each month by Superior Court Clerk Barbara H Penson and Georgia Legal Services Program. For more information, call 706-291-5190.