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Baby Bald Eagles Hatch in Front of Thousands

In an amazing feat of technology, hundreds of thousands of people witnessed the birth of three baby bald eagles from their natural nest more than 80 feet above the ground.

A few days ago, I posted about the impending hatching of three baby eaglets, and on Friday, the first eagle started to emerge while Sunday saw the hatching of the second eagle. The final egg is expected to hatch within the next few days.

A high-quality camera that’s streaming the live video over the Internet has captured the hearts and eyes of millions. The director of the Raptor Resource Project said there have been 11 million views from 130 different countries who have tuned in to watch.

You can observe the mother and father take turns resting atop the egg and baby chicks or catch the emergence of the final baby eagle on the live feed featured on a previous post. If you missed the hatching of the first two chicks, you can also watch a 24-hour collage of the eagles on the YouTube video after the jump.

At the time of this post, one of the eagle parents is at the massive nest resting on the babies. It appears to be extremely cold and windy in Iowa where they’re at, because frozen droplets of water can be seen on the feathers of the majestic bald eagle.

Timothy Martinez Jr. is a writer and freelance journalist. His work has been published in The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Remapping Debate in New York City and other publications. He’s been a bird lover since he was young and currently lives in New Orleans, L.A.