HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – The 6-day-old eaglet that hatched last weekend at the Carolina Raptor Center continues to grow, and parents Savannah and Derek helped feed the eaglet on Friday afternoon.
Click the video player above to watch the feeding at the nest that took place around 1 p.m. Friday. If using the WCNC mobile app, slide to the 'Video' section.
A second egg is still in the nest.
At Carolina Raptor Center, neither parent has to hunt for food. The staff immediately adds another “portion” of food to the daily feeding. Eagle Cam watchers will notice that Derek brings food to the nest and that the pair shares feeding duty.
Eagles feed their young by shredding pieces of meat from their prey with their beaks. The female gently coaxes her tiny chick to take a morsel of meat from her beak.
She will offer food again and again, eating rejected morsels herself, and then tearing off another piece for the eaglet.