2nd Eagle Egg Hatches in California Mountains

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) -
Bald eagles caring for a hatched eagle on Monday April 15, 2019,in the San Bernardino National Forest, Calif. (Friends of Big Bear Valley via AP)

Two bald eagle eggs laid last month in Southern California have hatched in a nest watched by nature lovers via an online live feed. The camera was installed by the group Friends of Big Bear Valley in the San Bernardino National Forest east of Los Angeles.

The first egg arrived March 6, followed by the second one a few days later. Officials say the mother and father shared incubation duties.

The U.S. Forest Service tweeted that the first fuzzy grey chick poked its head out of the shell Sunday near Big Bear Lake.

A count completed last year found 11 bald eagles living in the forest east of Los Angeles.

Viewers witnessed the second of two bald eagle eggs hatching in Southern California mountains Monday morning.