Berry College Eagles: A second egg has arrived in the nest, joins first egg laid earlier this week. Look for eaglets to hatch mid-February.

Berry College Eagles: A second egg has arrived in the nest, joins first egg laid earlier this week. Look for eaglets to hatch mid-February.

From Berry College: Congratulations to our eagle parents! We have a second egg! It arrived at 6:27 p.m. (Friday).  It is difficult to see in the screenshot, due to the fact that our female eagle is sticking close to the eggs, but you can just make it out next to the first one!

First egg in the eagles’ nest at Berry College this season arrived Tuesday: 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.
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