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DECORAH EAGLES: Second Egg In Nest

Posted on: 10:34 am, February 27, 2014, by

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The nest of the world-famous Decorah eagles became a bit more crowded Thursday.

The second egg of the season, D19, was laid at 5:33 p.m. Wednesday. The first egg appeared in the nest Sunday. Based on the eagle pair’s previous eaglet-rearing, a third egg is possible in the next two to three days.

The Raptor Resource Project has a camera trained on the eagles’ nest and the live stream has been visited by thousands of people all over the world.

There’s concern over the extreme cold temperatures the eagles are dealing with, but the RRP says Mom & Dad have a very well-insulated nest and they are experienced parents. If temperatures dip too low, the embryo inside the egg could freeze.

The RRP says the time the parents spend off the nest is very limited and is usually just when they are switching places.

Check out the nest cam here.

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