Babies? Adorable. Baby animals? Pretty darn adorable. Baby bald eagles hatching on a webcam? Excuse me while I jump around and hit ‘refresh’ over and over.
Thanks to modern technology you can watch a live bald eagle nest featuring two not-even-week-old hatchlings. Live. All the time. Where? Right here!
The nest is located in Sauces Canyon, a yummy sounding part of Santa Cruz Island in Channel Island National Park in California. The first chick hatched Saturday morning, while the second poked out from its shell on Monday afternoon. Both eagle parents trade caring for the hatchlings, keep them warm and protecting them from predators. These are the first hatchlings at the park unaided by humans since 2006.
What’s that? Bummed out that you missed the hatching? Wish that it was happening again, like, right now? It is, right here! That’s because in the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., yet another webcam is monitoring an eagle nest — the home of two eagles named Mr. President and The First Lady — whose eggs are expected to hatch any moment now. They could be hatching right now. Why are you still reading this story? Go go! Fly like an eagle!