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WATCH LIVE: Decorah Eagle eggs expected to hatch any time

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Three eaglets are expected to hatch soon in Decorah, Iowa and it will all be live streamed online. Thousands of people around the world have watched live, streaming video of the eagle parents, but the nest is under especially intense surveillance this weekend, as the first egg to hatch for the 2012 nesting season is due any time!

The nest has three eggs – the first was laid on February 17th, the second on February 20th and the third on February 24th. It takes about 35 days for bald eagle eggs to hatch. Each eaglet will spend 12 to 38 hours emerging from its shell. The eaglets will then spend the next three months in the nest.

The nest is about 6 feet in diameter and about 5 feet deep. The estimated 1.3 ton nest is about 80 feet high in a tree.

The eagle parents have been together since the winter of 2007-2008 when the mother was estimated to be about four years old. They've successfully hatched and fledged 11 eaglets, including three each year for the past three years. Last summer, the UStream live video of the three eaglets attracted 200 million views, becoming the most-watched live video in USteam history!

To watch the live stream, follow this link: http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles