Two bald eagle eggs laid at the beginning of the year in a nest near Big Bear Lake have hatched — and the best place to watch is at your fingertips.
The first chick hatched at 9:57 a.m. Sunday, the second 12:20 p.m. Monday at a nest in the San Bernardino National Forest after a pair of eagles took turns protecting the eggs.
The first egg was laid on Jan. 3 and the second one on Jan. 6.
Eagles are winter visitors to Southern California. The organization has been sharing updates with readers about the status of the eggs on its Facebook page. The webcam, a.k.a. nest cam, operates day and night as viewers could watch two eagles taking turns guarding the nest and the eggs.
Here are upcoming events where you can learn more about eagles.
-- Volunteer for eagle counts (no experience necessary) on March 10. Sites include the Big Bear Lake area and four other Southern California locations. Info: Seasonal bald eagle count locations
Migrating bald eagles appear in Southern California in late November and leave in late March or early April. The best place to see them is near lakes and other bodies of water, because that's where they fish for food.
Feb. 12, 9:50 a.m.: This article was updated with one of the eggs hatching on Feb. 11.