BEULAH, Mich. (WWJ) –  A live eagle cam fixed on a pair of nesting bald eagles at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery in northern Michigan has revealed a surprise: One of the eggs has hatched!

Ed Eisch, DNR fish production manager, said a pair of eagles have been using the same nest for the past few years, so they set up a camera to capture their every moment.

“The nest is probably 85 or 100 feet off the ground and the camera sits about probably 8 or 10 feet above that,” Eisch told WWJ’s Beth Fisher.

The eagles laid two eggs about a month ago and sometime overnight Monday, one of the eggs hatched. The eaglet will now spend 10 to 12 weeks in the nest before facing the world on its own.

Eisch said these eagles have been going to the fish hatchery since 2012 and have successfully fledged one eaglet each year.

To watch the live eagle cam, click here.

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