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Baby eagle hatches in San Bernardino Mountains

By in Press Enterprise on February 11, 2018

By Kristina Hernandez

  • A bald eagle uses its beak to nuzzle a newly hatched chick in a nest in the Big Bear area in the San Bernardino Mountains on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (Via Big Bear Bald Eagle Cam)

  • A bald eagle helps keep a newly hatched chick — and a still-unhatched egg — warm in a nest in the Big Bear area in the San Bernardino Mountains on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (Via Big Bear Bald Eagle Cam)

    A bald eagle helps keep a newly hatched chick — and a still-unhatched egg — warm in a nest in the Big Bear area in the San Bernardino Mountains on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (Via Big Bear Bald Eagle Cam)

  • A fluffy white bald eagle chick squirms fully free from its egg about an hour after cracking through on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. A second egg in the nest near Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains is expected to hatch in the next several days. (Via Big Bear Bald Eagle Cam)

    A fluffy white bald eagle chick squirms fully free from its egg about an hour after cracking through on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. A second egg in the nest near Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains is expected to hatch in the next several days. (Via Big Bear Bald Eagle Cam)

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It finally happened.

One of the two unhatched bald eagle chicks in the Big Bear Lake area, which have been webcam celebrities for weeks, cracked out of its shell just before 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11.

The hatching has been anticipated for weeks since the Forest Service announced in early January that a female bald eagle locals call “Jackie” laid […]    

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