The Port Tobacco eagles now have two hungry chicks to feed! The first eaglet hatched at around 8:45 a.m. on March 14. The second eaglet hatched around 7:00 a.m. on March 16. As you can see, the parents are providing plenty of fish to keep them fed.
While Hope laid three eggs, as occurred last year, only two hatched. The Chesapeake Bay region has one of the highest percentages of three-egg nests in the lower 48 states, due to the large quantity of fish as a food source. About sixty percent of the three-egg nests do not succeed in hatching three eaglets.