Second egg hatches at Pittsburgh bald eagle nest

Posted: March 31, 2014 - 4:18am


An adult eagle can be seen feeding its new hatchling in this live web camera on the nest in the city's Hays neighborhood on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The camera can be viewed around-the-clock at triblive.com/news/projects/pittsburgheagle.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A second eaglet has hatched at a Pittsburgh bald eagle nest.

The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania says the second egg hatched at about 7 a.m. Sunday. The first eaglet emerged Friday, and a third egg is still in the nest.

On Saturday both parents fed fish to the first eaglet. The nest is in the city's Hays neighborhood along the Monongahela River. A live video stream of the nest has become popular locally. The female bald eagle in the nest previously fought off a raccoon that tried to raid her eggs.

Bald eagle pairs are active on two additional sites in Allegheny County after being absent for many decades. More than 200 nests have been reported in Pennsylvania.