A pair of Colorado eagles are laying new eggs after losing their eaglets two years in a row
A pair of bald eagles in a Colorado park laid their first eggs of the season after tragically losing two young in 2021 and 2022, back-to-back.
Lake Standley Regional Park shared Monday that the parents-to-be, watched by a live camera that people can tune into around the world, laid eggs Sunday afternoon.
“The incubation period is about 35 days, and then we wait for the baby eagle!” The park announced this on Facebook on Sunday. They added in a Monday post that “we have decided to call the male and female Lake Standley eagles ‘Dad’ and ‘Mama.’
If everything goes well, we will see a new eaglet in April.
According to the park, Standley Lake has been a nesting oasis for pairs of bald eagles since 1993. In addition, the location proved to be ideal for the current pair of bald eagles, which were captured live on camera due to nearby water. and due to available food sources, they have faced serious obstacles in the last two years.
In 2021, the couple’s nest collapsed, killing their only week-old eaglet, SL1. After their nest was destroyed, the mother and father decided to venture a little further into the park’s wilderness, prompting park staff to relocate a live camera to capture a distant view of the eagles.
A year later, the F420 and its companion lost two other eagles, SL2 and SL3, but the reason is unclear.
According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, there are currently about 317,000 bald eagles in the country, including about 71,500 pairs.