Live eagle cam: First eaglet hatches
BENZIE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU)-- Another 'egg-citing' update from the CarbonTV eagle cam: The first eaglet has hatched!
CarbonTV says the first egg created a pip hole on Wednesday. The eaglet began to hatch Wednesday evening and was fully out of its shell by 5:18 p.m. The second egg is expected to hatch within the next few days.
The eagle's nest sits high above in a tree at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery. The nesting pair is the same pair from 2016.
The first egg was laid on March 13. The second was laid a few days later on March 16.
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 last year's eggs were laid on March 12 and 15.
The DNR says once an endangered species, the bald eagle has been the U.S. national emblem since 1782.
If you are on our app, CLICK HERE to view the live eagle cam.