Eagle News

Eaglet has hatched.

Eaglet on nest next to egg

The little chick finally broke free from the shell around 6pm on Wednesday 13 August.

The female has kept the little chick and other egg warm and safe all night.

Early evening on 12 August, the first sign of “pip” appeared with a slight bulge in the shell. This would be the first egg laid, 40 days ago.

The chick has an “egg tooth”, a hard bump on its bill. This is used to gradually chip away at the shell. As it breaks the shell membrane, it can take its first breath. It then keeps chipping at the shell, until it can break free.

See footage from just after hatching:

This little white fluffy eaglet is now all dried out in the nest. Both adults will keep it warm and offer the first tiny morsels of food.

We shall be watching eagerly for the first signs of pip in the other egg.

Watch the action live on EagleCAM

Wide shot of sea-eaglet on the nest with egg

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