Eaglet born in Pittsburgh bald eagle nest; second expected soon

The Hays bald eagles welcomed a new eaglet to their family at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, according to the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania.

Organization officials said a "pip" or small crack was seen in the egg Friday. The eaglet emerged from the egg at 1:14 p.m. and is the 11th eaglet the pair have hatched.

The Hays bald eagles laid two eggs this year. Bald eagle eggs typically take roughly 35-37 days to hatch. The remaining egg is expected to hatch sometime in the next few days.

Now that there is an eaglet and an egg in the nest:

  • An adult bald eagle will stay on the nest constantly, with the just-hatched eaglet remaining beneath the adult for warmth. The adults will also continue to incubate the remaining egg.
  • The adults will bring back food to the nest for the eaglet and tear the food into small pieces that the eaglet consumes. The adults will be seen leaning over to feed the eaglet.

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