Egg no. 2 arrived Tuesday evening. Here’s the latest …
The first egg of the new season is in the eagles nest at Berry College. The watch is on to see if another egg (or two) is on the way. They usually come a few days apart. This is much hope this season after both eaglets born in 2019 died soon after hatching. In all, 10 eagles have successfully fledged the next since spring 2013.
How to watch the 2020 nest:
Background: A brief history of the nest at Berry College: History
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.