Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Refuge Welcomes Two Eaglets

The eagles have landed…but not on the moon. Two baby eaglets have hatched at Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, south of Vian.

Their progress may be monitored by those interested through the eagle cam maintained by the Sutton Avian Research Center and streamed on the wildlife refuge website.

The babies hatched in mid-February, according to information on the site.

According to the research center, Southern Bald Eagles typically lay eggs during the months of December or January, and incubate the eggs for about 35 days before they hatch. After the eggs hatch, the real work begins with both adults providing continual care for the young over the 11 to 12 week period until the young birds fledge (or leave the nest). 

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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