DNR: First eagle egg of 2022 has been laid

Eagle fans can now monitor the first egg of the 2022 season on the “Nongame Wildlife EagleCam.”

The Minnesota DNR says a female eagle laid the first egg of the season late Saturday afternoon.

DNR officials say she, as well as her mate, will trade off egg-sitting for at least the next 40 days.

In addition, the incubation period has started. According to the DNR, incubation starts after the first egg is laid and means that any nests with more than one egg will have an oldest and youngest sibling, with a middle sibling also possible.

The incubation period will last from 34 to 36 days before hatching begins.

The hatching process, according to the DNR, is called pipping and can take an entire day due to the eaglets getting out of the eggs without any help from the parents.

You can view the EagleCam below or by CLICKING HERE.

The camera was launched by the Minnesota DNR earlier this month.

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According to the agency, the camera focuses on Harry and Nancy, the same eagles focused on last year.