Hays Bald Eagle mom defends 2 eggs from raccoons invading nest – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The pair of bald eagles nesting in Pittsburgh’s Hays neighborhood had to defend their eggs from an intruder.

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(Photo credit: Hays Bald Eagle Camera)

The female bald eagle had to protect the two eggs from a raccoon on Wednesday night, which was 80 feet above the tree where the eagle’s nest is located. The female bald eagle flapped her wings furiously when she noticed the raccoon that never made it to the nest.

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The female held on until the male arrived to scare off the raccoon as it climbed back down the tree.

The couple’s first egg was laid on Friday while the second was laid on Monday. The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania says that an adult bald eagle stays in the nest at all times to incubate the egg. The nest is never left unattended.

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You can always check out the Hays Bald Eagle camera on the KDKA website!

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