(Minnesota) — UPDATE 4/2/23 — There is sad news to report: this morning the nest on the DNR’s Nongame Wildlife EagleCam fell out of the tree. DNR staff are onsite and confirm that the chick did not survive the fall.
(Minnesota) — March 27th, 2023 — The DNR Eagle Cam has returned for 2023. You can watch the ongoing growth and progress of an eagle in the nest.
The latest from the DNR EagleCam is as follows:
Minnesota DNR Nongame EagleCam egg has hatched We have the new star of 2023! This single chick will be one well cared-for eaglet. Egg hatched on 3/26 some time in the afternoon.
The eagle pair laid two eggs (on 2/15 and 2/18). One of the eggs broke on 2/21 and the remaining egg hatched yesterday. This single chick will be well cared-for and is being fiercely protected by both adults. It has already had its first meal this morning. Bald eagle chicks are one of the fastest growing animals on the planet, so tune in to get early shots of (what we think is) the cutest phase of development. In the first several days of life the chick’s neck muscles are not fully developed, so it is difficult for it to hold its heavy head up. They are often referred to as “bobble-heads” at this stage.