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Eagles in Love Raise Chick

A pair of whitetailed eagles which have made their nest on a small islet in Reykhólahreppur in west Iceland have managed to hatch their egg and are now feeding one chick.


Photo by Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review

People can watch the eagles on a live webcam on discovericeland.is.

“The chick is laying low but he gets lunch every day,” said Bergsveinn Reynisson at Gróustadir farm in Gilsfjördur, to Morgunbladid. He runs The Eagle Center of Iceland with his wife.

Last year the eagles did not manage to hatch an egg and it seemed that it had not been fertilized. “The birds behaved differently this year. They seemed to be head over heels in love and took turns laying in the nest from day one. The female bird was more on the nest but the male bird watched the whole time. I think the love was missing last year when the eggs were not fertilized. Now it is a completely different story,” said Reynisson.

A total of 38 days passed from the time the pair of eagles laid eggs until a chick was born. Thousands of visitors have watched the lovebirds on the webcam, the site had over 5,000 visits per day until it broke down. Now people have to subscribe to the page in order to watch the eagles.

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