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Bald eagle lays second egg in nest watched via live feed

Big Bear Bald Eagle Cam
Friends of Big Bear Valley Bald Eagle Nest Cam
Posted at 2:20 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 14:43:17-05

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A bald eagle in Southern California has laid a second egg in a nest watched by nature lovers via an online live feed.

The egg appeared Saturday evening in a tree overlooking Big Bear Lake east of Los Angeles. The first egg was laid last Wednesday.

The mother nestled over the eggs Monday as a chilly wind blew through the San Bernardino National Forest.

The camera was installed by the group Friends of Big Bear Valley. The feed includes comments from people watching the nest.

The chicks are expected to hatch in about a month.

The country's national bird is about to become a national mom and you can check it out live.

The Friends of Big Bear Valley, a non-profit dedicated to protecting and preserving "our amazing natural surroundings through environmental education and advocacy about its value and community benefit," set up a Bald Eagle Nest Cam in San Bernardino National Forest.

On Wednesday the organization announced that the female bald eagle, named Jackie, laid her first egg of the season at 5:34 p.m. The father's name is Shadow.

Bald eagles typically lay two eggs, so a second one should arrive over the weekend. Incubation is about 35 days.

You can follow along with the egg's progress via the live camera, which is "solar powered and runs live... 24/7."