Suspense as California bald eagle eggs get ready to hatch
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The most suspenseful show in Southern California isn’t on the big screen. It’s an online live feed of two bald eagle eggs ready to hatch in a nest in the mountains east of Los Angeles.
The camera in the San Bernardino National Forest near Big Bear Lake showed an adult eagle sitting on the eggs Thursday.
The Institute for Wildlife Studies says the first egg arrived Jan. 3 and is expected to hatch by Friday. A chick could poke its head out of the second egg by Sunday. That egg was laid Jan. 6.
The institute’s web page has thousands of comments from people watching the feed, anxiously waiting for the eggs to hatch.
The camera was installed by the group Friends of Big Bear Valley.