Bald eagle chicks hatch in Big Bear nest on livestreamed video

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KABC) -- With the world watching, two bald eagle chicks popped out of eggs in a nest in the San Bernardino National Forest as a proud parent carefully kept guard.

A livestream camera was installed at the eagle's nest near Big Bear Lake in November 2016. The video allowed the public to catch the sight of the two chicks saying hello to the world.

The camera allows the public to watch the eagle nest without causing a disturbance. The area surrounding the nest is otherwise closed to the public to protect the eagles.

Two eggs were laid in the nest in early January about three days apart.

Following a 35-day incubation period, the first hatched Sunday morning.

The second chick emerged Monday.

The U.S. Forest Service says the parents are a newly identified nesting pair. They took turns on the nest during the incubation period.

The new chicks are expected to stay close to their parents to hone their hunting skills for two to three months before leaving the nest.

The Big Bear Eagle Cam can be viewed here.
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