Mar 28 2014

The Eaglet Has Landed!

Published by at 5:38 pm under Birds of Prey,Nesting & Courtship

The first eaglet of the season hatched today in the Pittsburgh's Hays Bald Eagle nest at approximately 2:30pm.  In this YouTube video captured by PixController you can see the baby bird next to two eggs and his own eggshell.  Then mom comes over to help.

Watch him on camera here at PixController or here on the National Aviary website.

Media Attention:  He's already a celebrity!

Festivities tomorrow!    March 29, 9:00am to noon, watch the nest at Hays -- in person!

National Aviary Ornithologist Bob Mulvihill will be at the Hays Bald Eagle nest site tomorrow morning from 9 a.m. until noon with the spotting scope donated by Wild Birds Unlimited! Feel free to stop by for a really good look at the nest, maybe even catch a glimpse at what's going on IN the nest!
Parking is available courtesy of Keystone Iron and Metal Co. in their employee parking lot at the end of Baldwin Road (see map), or use the address 4901 East Carson Street into your GPS!
The viewing site is a short distance from there: carefully cross the railroad tracks and turn left onto the trail. Bob will be about 200 feet down the trail with the spotting scope!
Click here for a map of how to get there.

Thanks to the PA Game Commission and PixController for bringing this eagle family up close.


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3 Responses to “The Eaglet Has Landed!”

  1. Pam Packon 28 Mar 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Kate, I just happened to tune in at right about this time, but when I looked, both parents were there. It was very exciting!

  2. Nellie Curranon 28 Mar 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Great news for the eagles while we are waiting for the peregins.

  3. Deb Richardsonon 28 Mar 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Wonderful news. Takes the edge off of COL and Dorothy.

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