Baby bird watch begins on the Avon Lake Bald Eagle Cam

Remember the 24/7 livestream on April the Giraffe as the world awaited her calf’s arrival?

Well, Avon Lake has one too…not on a giraffe, but on a pair of Eagles that call a nest near Redwood Elementary School home.

In 2015, the school placed a 360-degree angle camera at the nest so eagle enthusiasts can become 24/7 bird watchers through a continuous livestream on YouTube.

The annual streaming video feed begins when the first egg is spotted, for 2019 that date was February 13.

According to the incubation period for the Bald Eagle is around 35 days which would mean the first eaglet should emerge around March 19th.

Take a look for yourself:

Bald Eagle nesting facts

  • Male and female eagles build the nest together.
  • The average bald eagle nest is 4 to 5 feet in diameter and 2 to 4 feet deep.
  • Nest building may begin 1-3 months prior to mating and is considered part of the breeding process.
  • Eagles have strong nest site fidelity, meaning they return to the same nest and nesting territory each year.
  • Bald eagle eggs are off-white in color and average about 3 inches long by 2 inches wide. The average weight is 4-4.5 oz.
  • The average clutch (grouping of eggs) is 1-3.
  •  It can take a day for the hatchling to completely break free of the egg after pipping(cracking the egg).
  • Bald eagles fledge at about 10-14 weeks.