Berry College bald eagles 2016 encore: both eggs hatched!

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  1. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    The parent eagles returned and refurbished their nest on campus, produced two eggs for this season back in January, and both have now proved viable. So eaglets B6 and B7 are keeping mom and dad busy. Have a look while they're still tiny and fuzzy, they grow up so fast! B6 hatched out on Valentine's Day, B7 yesterday.



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    At this age they look like tiny models of E.T. ready to phone home. Those big eyes and scrawny little necks! Sounds like they’ve been acting up with each other (not unusual). The college put up a Facebook post today explaining that a little bit:

    Many of you have expressed concern about the actions of the eaglets at feeding time. B6 is the dominant eaglet because of birth order and it constantly "bonks" the younger sibling trying to keep it from eating. This is called "Cain and Abel Syndrome" and is an illustration of the "survival of the fittest" in the wild. It helps to remember these are wild animals and we are privileged to peek into their world even if it difficult to watch. PBS aired a program about this on "Nature."​

    Anyway for those too busy to click the link, a snapshot on their fourth day of life:

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    Terrific story and thanks for both thread and updates.
     
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