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This is live video of wild bald eagles living in nature. Get eagle updates and read FAQs » This eagle camera is brought to you by the MNDNR's Nongame Wildlife Program, which helps over 700 species of Minnesota wildlife thrive.Natural struggles will occur and some of the feeding or other wild bird behaviors may be difficult to watch. The program is largely supported by donations from people like you. Watch video » 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.This is the fourth year DNR’s Nongame program has streamed live video from a bald eagle nest.The pair, which has used this spot for many years, has started to visit the nest after a few months absence.
Last year the first egg was laid on the 19th or 20th of January, with all three being laid by the 25th of January.
Eagles typically incubate their eggs for about 35 days.
Although the nest has at times looked chilly, even covered in a blanket of snow for a while, Bald Eagles in Minnesota have adapted to laying and caring for eggs in these conditions.
The male and female take turns keeping their eggs warm and dry in a deep pocket in the middle of the nest.
Please check back often to see how the nest is doing, observe interesting behaviors such as parents switching off incubation duties, feeding, and protecting the eggs from the elements.
The only visible physical difference between adult male and female American Bald eagles is their size.