Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2021-03-26 20:05:22 –
Posted by: KDKA-TV News Staff
Pittsburgh (KDKA) —Three days after the first two haze eagle hatched, Pittsburgh appeared on the third egg.
Expert eagle watchers found a third egg pip at 9:46 am on Friday. Eggs have been incubating for 35 days.
A “pip” is a “visual sign of an ongoing hatch,” says the Audubon Society in western Pennsylvania. The time from pip to hatch takes about 12-48 hours.
The first two eggs hatched more than 16 hours apart on Tuesday.
According to the Audubon Society, newly hatched eagles are likely to weigh about 3.5 ounces.
Fuzzy babies are covered with soft gray down and will eventually be replaced by thermal down in about 14 days. In other words, the baby cannot maintain his temperature at first.
It takes about 9 days for the eagle to improve his eyesight.
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