The eaglet has hatched!
One of two baby American bald eagles broke free of its shell and was captured chirping Saturday morning on a live-stream of their nest that has been viewed by millions.
Eagle mom Harriet and mate M15 welcomed their offspring, known as E9, or eaglet 9, at 7:33 a.m. ET, according to the real estate company hosting the webcam.
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The baby bird’s debut has been much anticipated since the hatching process began Thursday in Fort Myers, Florida, as people noticed the shell starting to crack on the video stream of the Southwest Florida Eagle Camera.
The first break in a shell is known as a pip. The other bird could hatch any day now, observers say.
The eagle cam has been chronicling Harriet’s nesting seasons since 2012. Then, 16 million people tuned in …
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