Pip, Pip, Hooray!

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Today, one egg in the nest of the celebrated Humboldt Bay Eagles shows signs of hatching. (Check out the tiny hole that Kathy Lowe captured in the screenshot above.) When the egg’s occupant starts pecking through its shell, that’s called pipping. It can take up to a day for an eaglet to tear through the shell into the outside world.

See more screenshots taken of the eagles and their eggs here. Or, you can watch the hatching on the eagle video cam here. Or here.

Earlier Chapters in this year’s eagle family: Hail the Eagle Father Protecting His Young




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