Environment
10:43 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Bald Eagle Nesting in Pittsburgh Lays 3rd Egg

A screen capture of a live video feed shows a bald eagle in its nest in Hays on Wednesday.
Credit The National Aviary / www.aviary.org

A female bald eagle nesting in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood has laid a third egg, likely the last of the season.

Bill Powers of PixController, which is providing a live-stream camera of the nest along the Monongahela river, says the new egg was spotted Tuesday night.

The 5½-year-old female nesting in Hays laid the first egg a week ago and a second on Friday.

All of the eggs are expected to hatch in late March. The nest is about 100 yards away from an earlier nest that collapsed after the two eagles arrived in the area last spring and raised a chick.

Bald eagle pairs are active on two additional sites in Allegheny County. More than 200 nest sites have been reported in the commonwealth.

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