Welcome to the World, NE16 & NE17! |VIDEO|
December 20th, 2016
With a mix of bated breath and unfettered patience, thousands have tuned into the NEFL Eagle Cam (nefleaglecam.org) over the past 4 days to witness the hatching of Romeo & Juliet’s 16th and 17th eaglets.
In Northeast Florida, 80 feet up in the air inside a Slash Pine tree, eagle parents “Romeo” and “Juliet” have finally welcomed both “NE16” and “NE17” into the world!
The nesting pair laid two eggs in November, the first one on Veterans Day and the second one soon afterwards on the day of the Super Moon.
NE16, the first eaglet, “pipped” (cracked a hole in its shell from the inside) on December 16th at 5:44 p.m. EST and fully emerged from its egg over 40 hours later on December 18th at 10:27 a.m. EST.
The second eaglet, NE17, pipped through its eggshell on December 19th, first seen on the LIVE cams around 6:42 a.m. EST, and fully emerged from it’s shell on December 20th at 8:38 a.m. EST.