Berry College Eagle Updates
February 3, 2016We are about a week away from seeing our new eaglets! Our expectation is that the hatching of both eggs should occur between Feb. 9 and Feb. 15. Who knows? Maybe we will have a Valentine eaglet. The eggs should hatch about 3 days apart, just like the spacing when they were laid. Everything seems to be going well. Both parents are taking turns incubating the eggs and they have been seen hunting at nearby lakes. Dad brought a fish in to Mom this morning and then took his turn on the eggs. You will notice that the eagles will get off the eggs entirely every now and then but usually only when it is warm in the nest. Our temperatures lately have been very warm and you may have also noticed the parent eagle panting on the nest. Eagles have a warm body temperature and thousands of feathers. They pant like dogs to control their body temperature.The picture here is a screen shot by viewer Martha Turk, taken on Feb. 2.