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Second eaglet egg hatches at Redwood Elementary nest

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Posted at 2:41 PM, Apr 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-11 14:41:14-04

AVON LAKE, Ohio — The second eaglet egg of three at the Redwood Elementary has hatched Monday, a spokesperson for Avon Lake City Schools confirmed.

The second eaglet egg hatched at 10:45 a.m. Monday. The first egg hatchedon Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

The public can view the nest 24/7 from the Avon Lake Schools nest camera in the embedded YouTube player below:

The nest at the elementary school has been home to Stars and Stripes for years. Students affectionately named them, and every year, the eagles have come back to the same nest to raise a new brood.

Over the years, eagles like the ones in Avon Lake have adapted to building nests in populated areas, making it much more likely that someone would be able to see one in their backyard.

The sightings of bald eagles are becoming more and more common. Eagles have continued to recover from a low of four breeding pairs in Ohio in 1979 to 707 nests documented throughout the state in 2020.

Wildlife experts urge the public to respect their space and stay at least 100 yards away from the bird or nest. Disturbing bald eagles at the nest site could lead to the abandonment of eggs.


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