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Bald eaglet hatch begins in St. Patrick’s County Park

Photo courtesy of the University of Notre Dame

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.— One of three bald eagle eggs laid at the University of Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility in St. Patrick’s County Park has hatched.

The egg hatched on April 4. In the coming days, the other two eagle eggs are expected to hatch as well.

According to ND-LEEF, the parents began laying the three eggs at the end of February. 

An in-nest eagle cam mounted on the tree above the nest allows people to watch the eggs as they hatch and reach the fledgling stage.

On Friday, April 9 at 2 p.m. EST ND-LEEF will host an eagle chat with assistant director Brett Peters and director of St. Joseph County Parks Evie Kirkwood on Youtube.

People interested in viewing the nest must do so from the Morrison Education and Outreach Pavilion located on the north side of ND-LEEF as eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act with guidelines on minimizing nest disturbance.

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