The second egg of the new season is in the eagles nest at Berry College. The first arrived New Year’s Day and they usually come a few days apart. This is much hope this season with a new female eagle in the nest to have viable eaglets. Neither eggs hatched in 2020 and 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 2021 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.