A representative for the group "Friends of Big Bear" has informed News Channel 3 that the Big Bear Lake Bald Eagle egg #2 has been laid in the nest. The mother eagle Jackie, laid the egg at 4:23 p.m. Saturday, January 9th.
The incubation period for the egg is about 35 days, which means the egg could hatch sometime around Valentine's Day.
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Jackie, the female bald eagle nesting in Big Bear, laid her first egg of the 2021 season this week.
According to friends of the Big Bear Bear Valley, the egg was laid at 5:41 p.m. on Wednesday.
It's not too far off from when Jackie laid her first egg in 2020. Last year, the first egg was laid on January 8. A second egg was laid on January 11 so we'll see if history repeats itself.
Unfortunately a pair of ravens ate the egg Thursday afternoon as the parents were away from the nest.
The San Bernardino Nation Forest set up a closure of the area to protect the nesting site and, hopefully, the future chicks.
The closure includes:— San Bernardino National Forest (@SanBernardinoNF) December 2, 2020
- A portion of Grays Peak Trail
- Grout Bay Picnic Area
- Open Forest Service land in the area, including some lakeshore areas pic.twitter.com/ZiDLdXru2z