PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There’s a new mouth to feed in the eagle nest at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, and it’s not the first time the happy couple have nested there.
“This is the third year in a row they’ve done that. Right now, there is one chick in the nest, strong and healthy, and growing every day.”READ MORE: Triple Shooting At Penn's Landing Leaves 3 Teenagers Injured: Philadelphia Police
Debbie Beer, of Friends of the Heinz Refuge, says the egg was laid in late January. Earlier this month, there were signs it had hatched. And soon a little head popped up:
“It’s kind of ugly and adorable, as only baby bird chicks can be. So it’s all white, with a big bill, and the bill is outsized for the size of its head.”READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Heat Advisory In Effect Until Sunday Evening As Temperatures Hit Record Highs
Kind of like a baby dinosaur bobble head. With the trees leafing out, soon it’ll be hard to see the nest, which is on Oak Island. But chances are good you’ll see Dad picking up dinner. And fish isn’t all that’s on the menu:
“One of the photographers caught the Bald Eagle carrying a duck back to the nest.”MORE NEWS: Betts Falls Triple Shy Of Cycle, Leads Dodgers Past Phillies
See pictures of the eagles at the Friends of Heinz Refuge at Tinicum Facebook Page.