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Eagle Cam | Savannah’s eggs could hatch this weekend

Eagle Cam | Savannah’s eggs could hatch this weekend

by NewsChannel 36

WCNC.com

Posted on February 9, 2010 at 1:09 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 11 at 11:04 AM

Derek and Savannah have been very dedicated parents through the recent winter weather tending to the nest during last week’s snow storm and the cold rain this week.


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Savannah has been on the nest almost all day, with Derek taking over incubation duties for short relief shifts.

 

Bald eagles are known to spend more time on their eggs in cold weather in order to maintain their eggs at a constant temperature.

If the eggs cool below a critical temperature, the eaglets would not survive.

This year the nest, which is on the ground since Savannah cannot fly, is insulated to help keep the eggs warm.

For the first time, Savannah has three eggs in her nest.  The normal length of incubation for bald eagle eggs is 34-37 days so it’s possible her eggs could hatch this weekend.  Keep a close eye on the eagle cam and you soon could see three little eaglets!
 

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