BEULAH, Mich. (WWJ) – A live eagle cam that shows a pair of nesting bald eagles at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery in northern Michigan is taking the state by storm.
Ed Eisch, DNR fish production manager, said a pair of eagles have been using a particular nest for the past few years, so they set up a camera to capture their every moment. And just last weekend, the female laid an egg.
“The nest is probably 85 or 100 feet off the ground and the camera sits about probably 8 or 10 feet above that and right now it’s trained on the nest and there is at least one egg in the nest right now that’s being incubated by the eagles,” Eisch told WWJ’s Beth Fisher.
Eisch said the eagles will take turns sitting on the egg, which should hatch within 35 days.
“There will be times where they’ll leave the egg alone, they don’t have to be on it 24/7, but generally speaking there’s at least one that’s sitting in the nest on the egg and the other is out hunting and foraging and bringing back food for the eagle that’s sitting on the egg,” he said.
After hatching, the eaglet will spend 10 to 12 weeks in the nest before facing the world on its own.
To watch the eagle cam, click here.