Wednesday morning the world welcomed a second hatch at the Decorah Eagle nest in Iowa.
Raptor Resource Project confirmed the second hatch Wednesday morning, “Welcome to the world, D13!”
D13 is the second egg to hatch and follows D12, the first egg to hatch.
The Raptor Resource Project posted a photo of D13 on their Facebook page with the caption, “Welcome to D13 — first photo at 9:35am today with sibling D12.”
Thousands of viewers nationwide have been watching via live streaming video, three eagle eggs hoping to catch them hatch.
So far, two have hatched and now the world is waiting for the third to start pipping through its shell, baby chick D14.
Early Tuesday, the first pip started an Internet frenzy with thousands tuning in to catch the eaglet’s beak breaking through the egg. Following the pip, the eaglet was predicted to take between 24 and 48 hours to break completely free from its shell.
The first pip was followed by the second Tuesday night.
The Decorah Eagles have become a viral attraction and eagle cams have been a must see for the past few years, last year hatching eagle eggs attracted millions of views too.
Currently, there are over 63,000 watching momma eagle sit atop her nest, located on the top of a 80-feet tree at a fish hatchery in Decorah, Iowa hoping to catch a glimpse of the baby eaglets and their progress.
As we’ve previously reported, the Decorah eagles have been tracked for a while now and according to College News, they returned to nest at the end of December, the first egg was laid on Feb. 17 and was expected to hatch on March 23 or 24 with the other two likely to hatch in the following weeks.
Check out the live streaming video: