The first eaglet of the year could hatch in the Decorah Eagles’ nest very soon, and thousands online are watching with anticipation.
The Raptor Resource Project captured video of what appears to be a “pip” in one of the eggs Tuesday morning. The pip is the first small hole the hatching eaglet makes in an attempt to break out of its shell.
That means the egg could hatch within the next 24 hours.
The first egg was laid on February 23rd and eagle eggs typically take 35 to 39 days to hatch. Based on that information, the RRP had estimated the first egg would hatch between April 1st and April 3rd.
You can watch the LIVE Eagle Nest Cam here.