Turtle Bay eagles have three eggs in the nest
Monday, February 16 2009 @ 05:28 AM EST
Contributed by: karenbills
Amid a pounding winter storm, the Turtle Bay bald eagles are now taking turns incubating three eggs.
Tom Balkow, senior environmental planner for the California Department of Transportation, said the female eagle laid her third egg Friday around 6 p.m. The eagles share a nest in downtown Redding close to ongoing construction on Highway 44’s Sacramento River bridge.
“It’s pretty windy. It’s pretty wet,” Balkow said. “But they are doing what nature needs them to do. It doesn’t seem to be affecting them.”
Named Liberty last year in an online poll of Redding.com readers, the female raptor also laid eggs on Feb. 6 and Monday. She laid all the eggs in the evening.
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