Big Bear Bald Eagle Nest Cam

BALD EAGLE NEST WATCH: 1 Egg Hatches as Fans Wait for 2nd Egg to Hatch in Big Bear

April 15, 2019 - 9:37 am

Two bald eagle eggs have achieved internet stardom among wildlife fans.

They've been waiting for more than a month -- and finally, one of two eggs laid by a bald eagle near Big Bear Lake hatched over the weekend.

The group Friends of Big Bear Valley set up a webcam and nature lovers have been keeping a close eye on the live feed. 

The U.S. Forest Service tweeted that the chick poked its head out of the shell yesterday.

The other could hatch at any time now.    

Eagle-hatching starts with a process called "pipping" in which a chick starts scratching the inside of its egg to weaken it so they can break out.

U.S. Forest Service biologist Robin Eliason expects the hatchling will arrive in early April.

The video feed shows the eagle nestling on the egg. A count completed late last year found 11 bald eagles living in the forest east of Los Angeles. The camera was installed by the group Friends of Big Bear Valley.

-KNX 1070, AP contributed to this.