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It's almost college time
The chicks are now experiencing a little "tough love" around meals. Their parents are bringing less food to the nest as they try to entice the chicks into nearby trees or onto the ground with pieces of food. This helps the youngsters understand that in order to get food, they will need to leave the nest to follow the food source.
Leaving the Nest
We all know that eagles don't stay in their nest forever. The chicks are now at their full adult size. Their feathers are actually longer than the adults' wings until their first molt. The longer feathers on their wings will help support them in this next phase of learning how to fly and use their new skill! The chicks have been spreading their wings and doing a lot of jumping from one edge of the nest to the other.
View happenings that we have captured in the nest.
- All three chicks feeding
- Parents snuggling at night
- View two chicks being fed
- View the first egg being laid
- View the third egg being laid
- View the first egg hatching
- View the second egg hatching
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Note to viewers:This is live video of wild bald eagles living in nature. Natural struggles will occur and some of the feeding or other wild bird behaviors may be difficult to watch. Please use discretion when watching this cam. DNR staff monitor this camera and nest.
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About Bald Eagles
Once pushed to the brink of extinction, the Bald Eagle has made a powerful comeback since the pesticide DDT was banned in the early 1970s. Minnesota has more Bald Eagles than any other state in the lower 48 states.
Are the adult eagles male or female?
The only visible physical difference between adult male and female American Bald eagles is their size. Females are about 1/3 larger than the males - the females have especially larger feet and beaks. Both parents incubate the eggs and switch several times a day. With this pair, the female appears to have a brighter, whiter head than the male.
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Places to see Bald Eagles
An eagle camera is a great way of getting a close-up view of nature without even leaving home. But if you live in the Twin Cities or elsewhere in Minnesota, there are lots of places outdoors such as state parks where you can watch eagles and other wildlife, and do fun things like catch fish, paddle a canoe, and more.
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