bald eagles http://wesa.fm en Egg Hatches in Pittsburgh Bald Eagle Nest http://wesa.fm/post/egg-hatches-pittsburgh-bald-eagle-nest <p>An egg has hatched in a bald eagle nest in a Pittsburgh neighborhood.<br /><br />The nest in the city's Hays neighborhood along the Monongalia river has three eggs and a live video stream of the nest has become popular locally. The female bald eagle previously fought off a raccoon that tried to raid her eggs.<br /><br />Experts say it's too soon to say whether the new chick is a male or female.<br /><br />The live-stream camera of the nest is provided by Murrysville-based PixController, which is working with the Pennsylvania Game Commission.<br /> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:05:10 +0000 The Associated Press 26659 at http://wesa.fm Bald Eagle Nesting in Pittsburgh Lays 3rd Egg http://wesa.fm/post/bald-eagle-nesting-pittsburgh-lays-3rd-egg <p>A female bald eagle nesting in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood has laid a third egg, likely the last of the season.</p><p>Bill Powers of PixController, which is providing a <a href="http://www.aviary.org/nestcams">live-stream camera</a> of the nest along the Monongahela river, says the new egg was spotted Tuesday night.</p><p>The 5½-year-old female nesting in Hays <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/bald-eagle-lays-egg-pittsburgh">laid the first egg a week ago</a> and a second on Friday.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:43:32 +0000 The Associated Press 25024 at http://wesa.fm Bald Eagle Nesting in Pittsburgh Lays 3rd Egg Bald Eagle Lays Egg in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/bald-eagle-lays-egg-pittsburgh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the first pairs of bald eagles to nest in the Pittsburgh area in more than 200 years is expecting a baby soon.</span></p><p>The female bald eagle laid her first egg of the year Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. at the nest in Hays and will most likely lay another in the next 24 hours, according to National Aviary ornithologist Bob Mulvihill.</p><p>He said the female began her 35-day incubation period as soon as the egg was laid, setting the expected date of hatching toward the end of March.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:36:33 +0000 Julian Routh 24719 at http://wesa.fm Bald Eagle Lays Egg in Pittsburgh Bald Eagles Could Be Removed from PA Threatened Species List http://wesa.fm/post/bald-eagles-could-be-removed-pa-threatened-species-list <p>Pennsylvania's bald eagle population could be taken of the state's threatened species list.</p><p>The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will consider a proposal to de-list the species at a meeting in September and make an official ruling at a later date.</p><p>Game Commission spokesman Travis Lau said the recommendation to move the eagle from the threatened to the protected list comes after the species met a list of criteria for five consecutive years. The criteria include:</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:54:06 +0000 Larkin Page-Jacobs 14860 at http://wesa.fm