Bald Eagles Welcome Second Egg On Oklahoma Nest
VIAN, Oklahoma - A pair of bald eagles welcomed a second egg to the nest in the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oklahoma.
Thanks to the work of the Sutton Avian Research Center in Bartlesville, people around the world can watch the nest through a camera mounted on a branch above.
The second egg appeared on the night of Sunday, January 6, 2019. The female laid the first egg on January 2.
The Sutton Center says the process of incubating eggs is a little different for bald eagles than it is for other birds. Eagles begin incubating as soon as the first egg appears. The first egg usually hatches first, giving that chick a head start over the chicks that hatch subsequently.
Other birds don't start incubating until all the eggs are lain and then all the chicks hatch at about the same time.
Watch the live feed here.
The Center installed a new camera on the nest last year, which features an infrared capability, allowing viewers to see the nest 24 hours a day.