First eggs of 2014 on Decorah and Alcoa eagles’ nests
The first eggs of 2014 have reportedly arrived in the eagles’ nests at Alcoa’s Davenport Works and in Decorah, Iowa.
A spokesperson from Davenport Works said that on Sunday, February 23, 2014 the first egg appeared in the nest. The nest can be seen via the Alcoa EagleCam – click here.
One of the two eagles that lives in the Alcoa nest, Liberty, reportedly laid the egg at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2014.
The spokesman said it would take a few days to determine how many eggs Liberty and Justice will have for the season.
“Eggs are typically laid at least a day or two apart,” said a spokesperson from Davenport Works.
According to Alcoa’s blog on the eagle’s status, Liberty was behaving like she was covering an egg Sunday evening.
“So far it has been too dark to confirm, so we may have to wait for morning to get a view,” stated the blog. “If this is egg number one, it will be interesting to see if we get any more in the next few days.”
Liberty and Justice built their nest in 2009, and employees from Alcoa installed the Eaglecam in 2010.
The first egg also was discovered Sunday, just before 5 p.m., on the nest in Decorah. That nest is monitored by the Raptor Resource Project.