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LIVE STREAM: Avon Lake bald eagles return to roost outside elementary school

Posted at 1:40 PM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 13:41:40-05

A pair of bald eagles affectionately named "Stars" and "Stripes" by a group of Avon Lake students have returned to their nest at Redwood Elementary School to raise a new brood this season.

The pair has produced two eggs this year. School officials believe the first egg was laid on Sunday. The second egg was laid Wednesday evening.

RELATED: Information on bald eagles from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources

According to Redwood Elementary School principal T.J. Ebert, the bald eagles typically lay two to three eggs. The eggs usually take between 36 to 38 days to hatch.

The school set up a camera in the tree above the nest, allowing anyone to watch the birds on the district's YouTube live stream.

The eggs are expected to hatch in the first week of April, school officials said.

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