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Eaglet to Hatch Soon on Live Webcam

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Watch eaglet born live

No privacy for this mom!

Thousands tuned in as two baby bald eagles hatched live on webcam in Decoarh, Iowa, over the weekend.

But if you missed it, you can still SEE a third eaglet hatch, probably within the next 48 hours.

The first eaglet emerged shortly after 6 a.m. local time on Apr. 2, and the second hatched just after 5 a.m. on Apr. 3. The streaming video attracted more than 100,000 viewers over the weekend, so many that the site crashed for about two hours on Saturday morning.

Because the third egg was laid four days after the second, it is expected to hatch sometime in the next few days.

The proud parents have been busy keeping the chicks and their unborn sibling warm, and ripping the flesh off muskrats and other prey to feed to the nestlings. Mmmm…. delicious(ish).

When they hatched, the eaglets were covered with a uniform, light-colored down. At about 9 to 11 days old, the down will be replaced by a darker, medium-gray second down.

But don't worry, they'll still be adorable.

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