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A pair of nesting bald eagles became internet celebrities earlier this week when they were spotted on a Pennsylvania webcam covered in snow while protecting their eggs.

Bald eagles covered in snow while protecting eggs in Pennsylvania


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Friday, March 6, 2015, 6:26 PM - A pair of nesting bald eagles became internet celebrities earlier this week when they were spotted on a Pennsylvania webcam covered in snow while protecting their eggs.

The birds have taken up residence at Codorus State Park and can be seen via a webcam set up by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

While the animals may look cold, naturalist Jack Hubley told Lancaster Online the birds have layers of feathers that help keep them warm.

"You'll notice that she's covered with snow," Hubley said. "What does that tell you? That tells you that there is not much heat loss from her body."

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says the eagles stay warm by fluffing their feathers for insulation.

The eggs were laid on February 14 and 17 and will take 35 days to hatch.

"They will sit on their eggs during all kinds of weather," Hubley says. "Barring any catastrophic winds, they will be fine."

You can keep an eye on the eagles by watching the live webcam on the Pennsylvania Game Commission website.

Source: Pennsylvania Game Commission | Lancaster Online

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