After weeks of anticipation, two bald eagle eggs near Big Bear Lake hatched as viewers watched in real time via a streaming webcam, San Bernardino National Forest officials announced.
The first chick arrived at 9:57 a.m. Sunday from the first of two eggs laid days apart in early January, the U.S. Forest Service said. The parents have been taking turns watching over the eggs during their 35-day incubation period.
The second egg hatched about 12:20 p.m. Monday.
It took several minutes for the first chick to emerge, with the help of its parents. The video showed one of the adults as it carefully moved the bedding supporting the egg, and as it appeared to help lift and crack the remaining shell. Occasionally the parent settled on top of the chick for warmth and protection.
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