Say hello to the newest members of the Big Bear Bald Eagle family.
The two proud parents were joined by thousands of viewers watching a solar-powered webcam broadcasting live as the eagle's eggs began to hatch.
The first of two eggs began hatching around 10 a.m. Sunday morning, with the mother eagle sitting to the side. It took about an hour for the hatchling to fully make its way out of the shell, while the mother stood patiently to one side, watching the chick emerge. The second egg hatched a day later, around noon on Monday.
The tiny little eaglets aren't able to regulate their body temps, so mom and dad will continue to share nesting duties.
But, they won't be tiny for long, baby eagles are known to grow up to 6 oz per day - the fastest of any North American bird. By eight weeks, the eaglet is big enough to begin flapping its wings, and begin flying on its own. Once an eagle is old enough, (usually at around 22 weeks) the juvenile will leave the nest in search of its own territory and mate.
The organization, Friends of Big Bear Valley, installed the solar-powered camera to provide a live feed of the eagles' nest located on US Forest Service land in the mountains above Los Angeles. The area around the eagles nest has been closed to the public to protect them.
If you want to learn more about the eagle nestcam, you can visit the group's website at FriendsofBigBearValley.org.