The eaglet has landed! How you can watch the local newborn eagle cam
The eaglet has landed!
The first eaglet from a popular Hanover-area nest hatched early morning Tuesday, according to area birding expert Karen Lippy.
A second egg is expected to hatch later Tuesday or Wednesday, Lippy added. Two eggs were laid by parents Liberty and Freedom in February in the nest, located about 75 feet above the ground on private property near Codorus State Park.
For years, the seasoned parents have been center stage as thousands of viewers flock to the HDonTap live eagle cam watching in anticipation for the eggs to hatch.
The nest camera has gained much attention since it was installed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission in 2015, garnering an international following. The livestream is now sponsored by HDOnTap.
"There will be a lot of eyes watching the camera today," Lippy said.
Last year, parents Liberty and Freedom raised one eaglet, dubbed Patience by the online community that follows the nest. The second egg laid last year never hatched.
In 2020, neither of two eggs hatched.
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