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Bald eagle lays egg in Southern California mountains

March 7, 2019
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This photo taken from a web camera provided by Friends of Big Bear Valley shows two bald eagles looking over a newly hatched egg Thursday, March 7, 2019, as strong, cold winds blow through the San Bernardino National Forest. U.S. Forest Service biologist Robin Eliason said Wednesday that the parents will share incubation duties for the next month or so. Eliason expects the hatchling will arrive in early April. (Friends of Big Bear Valley via AP)

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — An egg has been laid in a nest shared by two bald eagles in Southern California and nature lovers will anxiously watch for the hatching via an online live feed .

U.S. Forest Service biologist Robin Eliason said Wednesday that the parents will share incubation duties for the next month or so. Eliason expects the hatchling will arrive in early April.

The video feed shows an eagle nestling on the egg Thursday as strong, cold winds blow through the San Bernardino National Forest. A count completed late last year found 11 bald eagles living in the forest east of Los Angeles.

The Institute for Wildlife Studies web page has thousands of comments from people watching the feed. The camera was installed by the group Friends of Big Bear Valley.