Eagle cam: Second eaglet in Platte River State Fish Hatchery nest dies
BENZIE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU)-- A sad update to the live eagle cam—the second eaglet in the Platte River State Fish Hatchery nest has died.
CarbonTV says the second eaglet didn't survive its first night. The eaglet got stuck outside the rails of the nest and the parents did not attempt to save or feed the baby.
The second eaglet hatched Friday evening.
CarbonTV says the eagles might have sensed something was wrong with the eaglet.
The first eaglet hatched Wednesday evening and is reportedly okay.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and CarbonTV cannot intervene with the nest as it is nature taking its course.
A partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Carbon Media Group gives viewers the rare chance to watch a nesting eagle pair at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery near the town of Beulah.
The live eagle cam streams 24/7 on CarbonTV. The site also includes taped clips of the eagles preparing the nest and eating a whole fish.
CarbonTV says this is the same nesting pair from 2016.
Last year's eggs were laid on March 12 and 15, CarbonTV says.
The DNR says once an endangered species, the bald eagle has been the U.S. national emblem since 1782.
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