Michigan’s First Baby Bald Eagle of 2016
See live video of the first eaglet just out of the shell at Northern Michigan's Platte River State Fish Hatchery.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has news ornithologists and Americans alike will love! On April 19, the first of two eggs in a nest at Platte River State Fish Hatchery broke open and Michigan's first baby bald eagle of 2016 was born.
You can see how the new eaglet is doing and if a sibling has arrived yet by watching the Carbon TV Eagle Cam in real time.
There is another egg inthe nest and the DNR tells us the second eaglet hopefully will hatch at any moment, as pips (small holes pecked into the shell of an egg from a parent eagle’s beak) are now present on the egg in the nest on the grounds of the hatchery.
The eggs were laid March 12 and 15. Incubation typically takes 30 to 35 days, with the mother and father eagles rolling the eggs and rotating nesting duties to keep them warm. The pair’s nest is 100 feet above the ground, located on the Platte River, about 15 miles southwest of Traverse City (as the
crow eagle flies). The Eagle Cam will continue to stream throughout the summer while the eaglets grow.